Events and Announcements
Trans & Gender-Nonconforming UMass Student Support Group Meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 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).
Bi/Pan/Queer Collective Weekly Meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 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+ Graduate Student Support Group: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7-8:30 p.m., W201 South College
Are you an LGBTQIA+ graduate student wondering how to approach faculty about your name and/or gender pronouns? Not sure if you should come out to the class you are a TA for? Seeking support for coming out to family or friends? Come to the LGBTQIA+ Graduate Student Support Group! This bi-weekly group is peer led and facilitated and focuses on building community between LGBTQIA+ graduate students. Future meeting dates are 12/3 and 12/17.
LGBTQIA+ Support and Discussion Group Meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 13 (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.
Crafty Queers and Allies Drop-In Group -- Crochet Night: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 5:30-7 p.m., Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
Join the Stonewall Center in a craft group open to all crafts and levels. Whether you’ve been crafting for years or want to learn something new, there’s a spot for you here. Each meeting will have a different craft that you can learn or improve on, but all crafts are welcome to all meetings. Sessions are hosted by Antonia Lynch of Rainbow Goth Designs, who has many years of experience in all things fiber arts related. Materials provided for the craft of the month. Facebook event page.
Exploring Sexuality and Gender Support Group Meeting: Thursday, Nov. 14 (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. Refreshments served. Facilitated by staff of CCPH.
“Remembering the Stonewall Riots and Its Legacy for Trans Activism: An Evening with Trans Elder and Advocate Victoria Cruz”: Monday, Nov. 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Furcolo Hall, Room 125
Victoria Cruz is a long-time trans community activist and a counselor for the Anti-Violence Project in New York City
The SpACE(+) Ace/Aro/Demi/Gray Group Meeting: Monday, Nov. 18 (and every 1st & 3rd Mon. of each 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.
Victoria Cruz, “Examining and Reclaiming Our Taino Heritage and Spirituality in the Puerto Rican and Caribbean Diaspora”: Monday, Nov. 18, 7:15-8:30 p.m., Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center, Chadbourne Hall
STI and Rapid HIV Testing: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., UHS Ground Floor
Testing is open to all UMass students. No appointment needed. Bring your health insurance card; other payment options available. STI testing is for gonorrhea and chlamydia. HIV testing involves a finger prick and results are available in 20-30 minutes. Future testing dates here.
Trans Staff and Faculty Support Group: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 12:15-1:15, Du Bois Library, Room 1920
This is an informal support and discussion group for UMass trans (trans women, trans men, nonbinary individuals, and additional trans identities) and gender-nonconforming staff and faculty members (grad students included). Please feel free to bring a lunch. If you are interested in being part of the group but cannot attend this meeting, please email the Stonewall Center for future meeting dates.
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.