Events and Announcements
A Hands-on Workshop for Trans Students on Legally Changing Their Names: Mon., Sept. 26, 5-6:30 p.m., Stonewall Center
The Student Legal Services Office will take students through how to legally change their names.
Bi/Pan/Queer Collective (BPQC) Meeting: Tues., Sept. 27 (& every Tues.), 7 p.m. Stonewall Center
BPQC is a weekly social group for bisexual, pansexual, queer, and sexually fluid students. The topic of the meeting is coming out as bi, pan, or queer in real life and as portrayed in pop culture.
Trans & Gender-Nonconforming Student Support Group: Wed., Sept. 28 (& every Wed.), 4-5 p.m., via Zoom
Free and open to UMass and other Five College students. Facilitated by the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH). Call Brad Landon or Beth Prullage at CCPH if interested in joining: 413-545-2337.
QTPOC Welcome Event: Wed., Sept. 28, 6-8 p.m., Stonewall Center
Join the Stonewall Center for a Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) social gathering with food, fun, and community building as we welcome students (back) to campus.
LGBTQIA+ Talk Space: Wed., Sept. 28 (& every Wed.), 6:30-8 p.m., 102 Wilder Hall (CMASS)
Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, and/or questioning? Do you want a space to socialize, make friends, and talk about topics like school, mental health, and being queer/trans? Then come to the weekly LGBTQIA+ Talk Space! Open to all Five College students. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and CCPH.
LGBTQ+ Grad Student Discussion & Support Space: Thurs., Sept. 29, 5-6:30 p.m., Stonewall Center
A peer-facilitated space for LGBTQ+ graduate students to meet each other, build community and give mutual support and care.
Pride Alliance Meeting: Thurs., Sept. 29 (& every Thurs.), 7 p.m. Stonewall Center
The Pride Alliance is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) for LGBTQIA+ students. At this meeting, the group will hold elections for secretary for 2022-2023 and treasurer for spring 2023.
K-Pop Dance Lessons: Fri., Sept. 30, 6:45-7:45 p.m., 210 Rec Center
In preparation for our dance on Oct. 7, we are offering K-Pop dance lessons from the K-Pop Dance Club.
The SpACE+ Meeting: Mon., Oct. 3 (& the 1st & 3rd Mon. of each month), 5 p.m., Stonewall Center
The SpACE+ is a space for the aromantic and asexual community. Partners and support people are welcome. The meeting will include Peanut the therapy dog. For more information: email@example.com.
Therapy Dog Hour with Peanut: Mon., Oct. 3, 5-6 p.m., patio of the Stonewall Center
Come de-stress with Peanut (our favorite therapy dog) and other LGBTQIA+ students.
Drag Show and Dance: Fri., Oct. 7, 8-midnight, Bromery Center for the Arts lobby
The Stonewall Center will be holding a free drag show from 8-9:30, followed by a dance until midnight. The drag show is hosted by Hors D'oeuvres and will feature Loo D'Flyest Priestly, Leo Crayz, Ivanna, Monica Inita Sign Monroe, Boxxa Vine, and Tytannia Lockhart.
National Coming Out Day Open Mic: Tues., Oct. 11, 7-8:30 p.m., 168C Campus Center
The Stonewall Center and the Bi/Pan/Queer Collective present the 2022 National Coming Out Day Open Mic! This event is a time for LGBTQIA+ communities to celebrate and have their voices be heard. We welcome all types of performance, including but not limited to: telling your coming out story, singing, poetry, ukulele, guitar, dance, monologues, etc. Sign up in advance here or at the event itself.
Stonewall and BPQC Pumpkin Decorating/Carving Night: Tues., Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m., Stonewall Center
Space and pumpkins are limited. Please RSVP here to reserve a spot/pumpkin.
The Stonewall Center's LGBTQIA+ Foundations and Allyship web course is available for UMass staff, faculty, and students
The course offers an independent, self-paced learning experience around the foundations of sexuality, gender, gender identity, and allyship. It is designed for UMass Amherst faculty, staff, and students to learn about strategies and resources to support LGBTQIA+ people. Faculty and staff who complete the training can receive a placard for their office that states that “this is a welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ people” and be listed on the Stonewall Center’s website as having taken the course. People can enroll here.
Connect with Stonewall through Our Virtual Lounge on Discord
LGBTQIA+ Five College and other area college and high school students are invited to join the Stonewall Center’s Discord virtual lounge to hang out and chat or seek support and information.
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.