Events and Announcements
Join the Staff of the Stonewall Center!
The Stonewall Center is hiring UMass undergraduate students to join our staff in the spring semester. The students will assist with programming and presenting, so applicants should have experience in organizing and an interest in public speaking. Work-study is preferred but not required. To apply, fill out the employment application here. Applications will begin to be examined on Jan. 27.
Queer and Trans Ice Skating: Sunday, Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m. -1:15 p.m., Mullins Ice Rink
Come join us to skate, or hang out and meet folks in the games/party room--we'll have the place to ourselves! Free entry and skate rental provided by the Stonewall Center. Doors open at 11:30 (hang out in the game room and get set up with your skates). Skating is 12-1:15 p.m. Gender-inclusive restrooms will be located on the entrance-level floor (upstairs). There is an elevator available from the entrance to the bottom floor, where the ice rink and party room are located.
Save the Date: 2nd Annual LGBTQIA+ Art Show: March 30-April 3
Opening Reception and Performance Night: March 30
Student Union Art Gallery (temporarily in 310 Bartlett Hall)
Submissions are open to all, and all art mediums are welcomed, including painting, photography, sculpture, film and projected media, and performance. The work does not need to be explicitly LGBTQIA+. Submissions will begin to be accepted in February.
More than 20 LGBTQIA+ Courses Are Being Offered at the Five Colleges This Semester!
A list of the courses is here. All courses count toward the Five College Certificate in Queer, Trans, and Sexuality Studies.
Trans & Gender-Nonconforming UMass Student Support Group Meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 28 (and every Tues.), 5:30-6:30 p.m., 302 University Health Services
The trans and gender-nonconforming support group is a free, weekly drop-in meeting facilitated by trans-identified therapists from the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).
oSTEM (Out in Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math) First Spring Meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7-8 p.m., 145 Integrated Science Building
Future meetings will be every other Tuesday at the same time and place. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bi/Pan/Queer Collective Weekly Meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 28 (and every Tues.), 7 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
BPQC is a group that provides a space for bisexual, pansexual, queer, and fluid-identifying folks to feel valid, supported, and heard..
LGBTQIA+ Support and Discussion Group Meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 29 (and every Wed.), 6:30-8 p.m., 102 Wilder Hall
Are you coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or asexual? Are you already out, but want a place of support to talk about being LGBTQIA+? Then come to this reception to meet new people and learn about this weekly support and discussion group. Food will be provided. Facilitated by staff of the Stonewall Center.
Exploring Sexuality and Gender Support Group: Thursday, Jan. 30 (and every Thurs.), 3:30-4:45 p.m., Middlesex House (Center for Counseling and Psychological Health)
Support group for students looking to explore gender and sexuality. The group provides a safe setting to freely share experiences and make connections with others. Facilitated by staff of CCPH.
The SpACE(+) Ace/Aro/Demi/Gray Group Meeting: Monday, Feb. 3 (and every 1st & 3rd Mon. of the month) 6:30-7:30 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
A support group for members of the ace/aro/demi/gray community and their partners and friends.
Rainbow Shabbat: Friday, Feb. 21, 6-9 p.m., UMass Hillel, 388 North Pleasant St., Amherst
“We will have an LGBTQ-inspired Shabbat service, followed by a Kosher dinner, and will end the evening with a facilitated but casual discussion. All are welcome, whether or not you identify as Jewish or part of the LGBTQ community. Join us to pray and learn.” Facebook event page.
The Stonewall Center Is Home to a Supply Closet
Sponsored by Student Affairs and Campus Life, Supply Closets provide free toiletries and household items to students who are facing economic insecurity and/or an unexpected financial emergency. Students can access the Stonewall Supply Closet anytime during normal business hours. More information here.
Out of the Closet Trans Clothing Closet
The Stonewall Center has free clothes and accessories available to members of the campus and local trans communities. Individuals can just stop by the center during normal business hours.
The mission of the Stonewall Center is to provide support, resources, programming and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA) and allied students, staff, and faculty at UMass Amherst and for the surrounding Pioneer Valley. We also seek to educate the campus and local community about heterosexism, genderism, racism, transmisogyny, and other forms of oppression and intersectionalities. We do this in order to strengthen and sustain an inclusive climate for LGBTQIA individuals and their allies. We work closely with other campus departments, offices, and local organizations to foster student learning, development, and leadership and to support individual academic success while building LGBTQIA communities and enhancing the lives of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.