UMass Amherst Stonewall Center

UMass Amherst Stonewall Center The Stonewall Center provides support, advocacy, and programming for LGBTQIA+ and allied students, staff, and faculty at UMass Amherst. https://linktr.ee/umass_swc

For almost 35 years, the Stonewall Center has served the campus, the other Five Colleges, and the surrounding community by providing cultural and educational programming; LGBTQIA ally training sessions; a Speakers Bureau on LGBTQIA and ally issues; a dvd, video, and book library; information and referrals; support for individuals who experience harassment and discrimination; advocacy for LGBTQIA students at UMass Amherst; and community outreach through Queer-e, our weekly listserv of LGBTQIA and Allies Five-College and local events.

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Don't forget to ready for Spring Awakening with our Yoga program tomorrow!  Friday March 19th at 8:00pm. Led by Celena L...
03/18/2021

Don't forget to ready for Spring Awakening with our Yoga program tomorrow! Friday March 19th at 8:00pm. Led by Celena Love.
Come as you are. Warm your body and mind. Honor the ephemeral & transformative beauty that is the Spring Equinox.
Registration Required: Register at: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/.../tJcrfuyprz8oG9AkRhhcDCm...
No experience required. Mics/Video are optional and are not necessary for participation.
Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions or accessibility needs.

CALL FOR ART: Q***r & Trans Visions: Virtual LGBTQIA+ Art ShowSubmissions due by Friday April 2nd, 2021.Submit work here...
03/14/2021

CALL FOR ART: Q***r & Trans Visions: Virtual LGBTQIA+ Art Show
Submissions due by Friday April 2nd, 2021.

Submit work here:
English: https://tinyurl.com/QTVisionsSubmitArtEng
Spanish: https://tinyurl.com/QTVisionsSubmitArtSpan
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The UMass Stonewall Center and the UMass Student Union Art Gallery (SUAG) are curating a virtual art exhibit, Q***r and Trans Visions, April 19th - April 25th in the SUAG's virtual online art gallery. Submissions from LGBTQIA+ people in all art mediums are welcomed, including painting, photography, sculpture, video, and performance art such as dance, poetry, theater, and music. The title of this show, Q***r and Trans Visions, is intended to capture a variety of art pieces that center the lives, voices, experiences and perspectives of LGBTQIA+ people. The Stonewall Center welcomes your interpretation of the title as you prepare art for the exhibit. Work related to the theme is preferred, but not required.

Gallery Reception & Performance Showcase:
Artists featured in this show are invited to present their work and take questions at a virtual live Performance Art Showcase event on Friday April 23rd from 7:00 - 8:30pm EDT. This is an optional opportunity and is not required for participation and inclusion in the Virtual Art Show.

Sponsored by The Stonewall Center & SUAG: The Student Union Art Gallery. Contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

TONIGHT: “Being Trans and a Person of Faith”6-7:30 p.m. Register: https://tinyurl.com/transfaithsFeaturing faith leaders...
03/11/2021

TONIGHT: “Being Trans and a Person of Faith”
6-7:30 p.m. Register: https://tinyurl.com/transfaiths

Featuring faith leaders from Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and indigenous religious traditions

Join the Staff of the Stonewall Center for ‘21-22!The Stonewall Center is hiring UMass undergrads to join our staff for ...
03/10/2021

Join the Staff of the Stonewall Center for ‘21-22!

The Stonewall Center is hiring UMass undergrads to join our staff for the 2021-22 school year. Students will assist with programming and presenting, so applicants should have experience in organizing and interest in public speaking. Work-study is preferred but not required. Apply here: https://tinyurl.com/stonewallstaff. The deadline for applications is March 31 at noon.

Reminder: Please register ASAP for tonight's QTPOC Chill & Chat:  Monday March 8th, 5-6pm via Zoom. Registration is requ...
03/08/2021

Reminder: Please register ASAP for tonight's QTPOC Chill & Chat: Monday March 8th, 5-6pm via Zoom. Registration is required for link. Register at https://tinyurl.com/QTPOCSpringChillandChat
Come meet and hang out with other Q***r & Trans Students of Color and talk about ways we can support each other.

QTPOC (Q***r & Trans People of Color) Chill and ChatMon., March 8, 5-6 p.m., via Zoom. Registration is required for link...
02/27/2021

QTPOC (Q***r & Trans People of Color) Chill and Chat
Mon., March 8, 5-6 p.m., via Zoom. Registration is required for link.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/QTPOCSpringChillandChat

Join the Stonewall Center for a Spring QTPOC virtual gathering. Monday March 8th @5:00pm.

Come meet and hang out with other Q***r & Trans Students of Color and talk about ways we can support each other.

* Video and Mic are not necessary for participation. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] with any questions regarding participation.

Call for Performances and Artwork: Celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month The Women of Color Le...
02/23/2021

Call for Performances and Artwork: Celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

The Women of Color Leadership Network is looking for performances and artwork that honor and uplift women and nonbinary people to showcase on its social media accounts during the March.
• Art can be shared by tagging @umasswocln anytime in the month of March.
• Performances can include but are not limited to music, spoken word, songs, and dance.

If you would like your performance to be considered for inclusion, please submit a prerecorded video to [email protected] by March 1st. Women and nonbinary people are encouraged to submit.

Five College Q***r Gender and Sexuality Conference
02/18/2021

Five College Q***r Gender and Sexuality Conference

RSVP/Event Page: https://fb.me/e/gG2Gx3qrT
Visit the 2021 Website: q***rconf.wixsite.com/2021

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Join this space for LGBTQIA+ Graduate student support and community. Meets TODAY Feb. 9th @ 6pm, and every other Tuesday...
02/09/2021

Join this space for LGBTQIA+ Graduate student support and community. Meets TODAY Feb. 9th @ 6pm, and every other Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00pm. Join at https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/93477747004

Meeting Dates for Spring: Feb. 9th & 23rd, March 9th & 23rd, April 6th & 20th, and May 4th.

This Group is facilitated by Graduate students for Graduate students. You are welcome to participate in any ways that needed or most comfortable for you. (via voice or text chat, with or without video)

For more info please contact: Nichol McCarter, [email protected] or Derek Siegel, [email protected]

Sponsored by the UMASS Stonewall Center

From UMass Hillel:LGBT+ Open Mic and Among Us Afterparty: 2/7 @ 6 pm Gather with LGBT+ Jewish students from colleges acr...
02/05/2021

From UMass Hillel:

LGBT+ Open Mic and Among Us Afterparty: 2/7 @ 6 pm

Gather with LGBT+ Jewish students from colleges across the country to share your talents and make new friends! You're welcome to perform, listen and cheer on those performing, or just show up to play Among Us afterward. You can register for the Zoom info here: https://form.jotform.com/210265846875162

A collaboration with the Stonewall Center.
02/04/2021

A collaboration with the Stonewall Center.

TONIGHT @ 6:30-8pm is the first LGBTQ+ Discussion and Support Group of the semester! Join us to talk about how winter br...
02/03/2021

TONIGHT @ 6:30-8pm is the first LGBTQ+ Discussion and Support Group of the semester! Join us to talk about how winter break was, how the start of the semester is going, how you're feeling about mental health, courses, COVID or anything else on your mind! Feel free to come late and/or leave early! You don't have to have anything specific to talk about in order to attend! See you soon! Link in bio! https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/98443439168

The Center for Women and Community (CWC) is starting an LGBTQIA+ Relationship Glow Up Group Mondays, 2:30-4:30, Beginnin...
02/02/2021

The Center for Women and Community (CWC) is starting an LGBTQIA+ Relationship Glow Up Group Mondays, 2:30-4:30, Beginning in Mid Feb.

"Healthy relationships take work, and sometimes our family, friends, and community make it harder. Join us to talk about healthy relationships and explore how microaggressions and past trauma affect our relationships. We will start to heal from previous relationships as well as build skills to identify warning signs and microaggressions, develop healthy boundaries, and establish the respectful dynamics we want to see moving forward. The group will operate for an intersectional framework and be trauma-informed." Run by the Center for Women and Community (CWC)

To register, call CWC at (413) 545-0883 and press 2.

Join the Space+ for Ace/Aro/Demi/Gray community and conversation. Meeting Tonight at 6:30! ( Meets Every 1st & 3rd Monda...
02/01/2021

Join the Space+ for Ace/Aro/Demi/Gray community and conversation. Meeting Tonight at 6:30! ( Meets Every 1st & 3rd Monday 6:30-7:30pm) on Discord: http://discord.gg/DkDzJY5

* Please contact us at [email protected] if you have accessibility needs or questions about participating in this program. Participation via discord chat is primary for this meeting and sometimes voice/video is also used. You are welcome to participate with or without video or mic as needed for privacy and comfort.

* This program is open to UMass, Five College, and other campus students seeking opportunities for connection with UMass LGBTQ+ Community. UMass first year and transfer students are especially encouraged to register

Read Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin with the Stonewall Center Winter Reading Group.Discussion meetings are every Thurs...
01/06/2021

Read Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin with the Stonewall Center Winter Reading Group.

Discussion meetings are every Thursday, 3-4 p.m., through January.

Reading & Discussion Schedule:
Jan. 14th, Part 1: Chapters 1-3
Jan. 21st, Part 2: Chapters 1-3
Jan. 28th, Part 2: Chapters 4-5

Giovanni's Room is available from UMass, 5 College, and local libraries, and can also be found as an e-book or audio book.

Registration is required for the Zoom link. Register at https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYoc-CrrTIuGN3vCMJV3Z-mMIv0AXs6wXKp

The deadline for UMass students to apply to attend Creating Change, the primo national conference for LGBTQIA+ activists...
01/04/2021

The deadline for UMass students to apply to attend Creating Change, the primo national conference for LGBTQIA+ activists and advocates, for free is end of the day on Friday, Jan. 8. The conference, which is being held online from Jan. 28-31, will feature hundreds of workshops and caucuses, performances by Big Freedia, and talks by Pose actor Dominique Jackson and Black feminist author adrienne maree brown (more info at https://www.thetaskforce.org/creatingchange.html). The Stonewall Center will cover the registration cost for 6-8 students. To apply to attend, please submit the application that is available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc57hM-_8wHuV6Xy6_2ujKVWYozuIhkcPGMAy_zOH15f18hsw/viewform

A cool opportunity for UMass BIPOC students.
12/22/2020

A cool opportunity for UMass BIPOC students.

Journey Trans Group Monthly Online MeetingsThursday, January 14; Wednesday, January 20; Thursday, February 18; Wednesday...
12/22/2020

Journey Trans Group Monthly Online Meetings

Thursday, January 14; Wednesday, January 20; Thursday, February 18; Wednesday, February 24, all 6-7:15 p.m.

Journey is a free local social and support group for trans and nonbinary individuals of all ages. To join a meeting, please send an introductory email to the group’s facilitator, Yohah Ralph: [email protected]. He will provide you with access information for Zoom.

Happy Holidays everyone!  Join us in our Discord this Tuesday (Dec 22nd) at 7:30pm for a community screening and convers...
12/22/2020

Happy Holidays everyone! Join us in our Discord this Tuesday (Dec 22nd) at 7:30pm for a community screening and conversation of Happiest Season, a new Q***r holiday coming out Rom-Com on Hulu. We'll drop a Hulu watch party link here. Please note you'll need to have or borrow a Hulu log-in/profile to join. Stonewall Discord: https://discord.com/invite/hB6ax4x

Q***r Community Alliance
12/14/2020
Q***r Community Alliance

Q***r Community Alliance

CALL FOR WORKSHOP SUBMISSIONS!

We as organizers of the Q***r Conference are pleased to announce that we are now accepting workshop proposals for the 12th Annual Five College Q***r Gender and Sexuality Conference. The Conference will be held on Saturday, March 6th and Sunday, March 7th of 2021.

This event is an annual student-led conference held in the Five Colleges, established in 2009. The Q***r Conference strives to provide a safer space for engaging, learning, and fostering community and dialogue through offering a broad spectrum of workshops, panels, performances, and lectures. The topics explore the intersections of gender, race, s*xuality, class, disability, kink, religion, mental health, survival strategies, and more.

To Submit a Workshop Proposal for the Q***r Conference, Please Go to:
http://hamp.it/workshop5cqgsc

Workshop proposals are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information about the conference including examples of previous workshops, visit: www.hampshire.edu/q***rconf

Questions, comments, suggestions? Email us: q***[email protected]

We are excited to announce the book finalists for the Stonewall Winter Book Club. Please vote for the book/s that you wo...
12/14/2020

We are excited to announce the book finalists for the Stonewall Winter Book Club. Please vote for the book/s that you would be most excited to read with us. Vote here: https://strawpoll.com/8c4r2cgq4

Select your top 2 choices and we will pick the book with the most votes to read together this January. Votes must be submitted by the end of Sunday Dec. 27th. Please check this link for a short description of each book option included in the Poll: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zs5XTX7owzMaZT5vMScAF-YLCoGHegp4zbYu_9Qs_ec/edit?usp=sharing

We are virtually sending students to Creating Change from Jan. 28-31. See Dominique Jackson, adrienne maree brown, Big F...
12/04/2020

We are virtually sending students to Creating Change from Jan. 28-31. See Dominique Jackson, adrienne maree brown, Big Freedia, and many more leading LGBTQ+ people! The link to apply is at umass.edu/stonewall. The deadline for applications is Jan. 8.

Hey Folks, please take a moment to fill out this quick survey to provide feedback about our virtual programs & services ...
11/24/2020
Stonewall Virtual Programs & Services Survey - Fall 2020

Hey Folks, please take a moment to fill out this quick survey to provide feedback about our virtual programs & services this Fall and what you'd like to see happen this Spring. The survey is anonymous and any/all feedback is welcome. https://forms.gle/Gr6VNTaJg8vBPEpr5

Thank you for participating in the Stonewall Center's virtual services and programs this semester. Virtual services & programming is still new to us and we hope to learn from this semester to develop and improve our offerings. We are interested in hearing about your experiences with our programs and...

TONIGHT @ 6:30-8pm is the last LGBTQ+ Discussion and Support Group of the semester! Join us to talk about how your semes...
11/18/2020

TONIGHT @ 6:30-8pm is the last LGBTQ+ Discussion and Support Group of the semester! Join us to talk about how your semester has been, how you're feeling about winter break as an LGBTQ+ person, mental health, finals and courses, or anything else on your mind! Feel free to come late and/or leave early! You don't have to have anything specific to talk about in order to attend! See you soon! Link in bio.

Check out 2 discussion & support spaces happening this evening. Feel free to come late and/or leave early from either gr...
11/11/2020

Check out 2 discussion & support spaces happening this evening. Feel free to come late and/or leave early from either group! You don’t need to have anything specific to talk about to attend. Come to make friends and connect with others. Zoom links in bio

Angry? Sad? Fearful? We have a Post-Election Support Space for UMass Students Who Are BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ tonight, 8-9...
11/04/2020

Angry? Sad? Fearful? We have a Post-Election Support Space for UMass Students Who Are BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ tonight, 8-9:30 p.m., via Zoom. Registration is required. Go to http://umass.edu/stonewall for the registration link.

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
10/30/2020
Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals

TransgenderFirst Scholarship is a new scholarship dedicated to help every transgender student get $2,500 towards higher education.

Learn more about this scholarship at bit.ly/TransFirstScholarship.

Hey folks Pride Alliance is coming back! First general body meeting starts Thursday Nov. 5th @ 7pm. https://umass-amhers...
10/29/2020

Hey folks Pride Alliance is coming back! First general body meeting starts Thursday Nov. 5th @ 7pm. https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/96081186848
Pride Alliance is an official UMass RSO for LGBTQIA+ students and allies. Message @umasspride on Instagram for more information.

We are living in unprecedented times. Are you looking for a small-group setting to connect with peers of all backgrounds...
10/29/2020

We are living in unprecedented times. Are you looking for a small-group setting to connect with peers of all backgrounds?

Are you interested in learning about your own and other’s racial and ethnic identities, talking about your experiences, and social justice issues happening both on campus and around the world?

Register TODAY on SPIRE for EDUC 202: Exploring Issues in Intergroup Dialogue (4 credits) (Gen Ed SB/DU) for the Spring 2021 semester!

This course consistently receives both positive feedback and powerful reflections from students who complete the course. #umass #umassamherst #umasscollegeofeducation #intergroupdialogue #igd #socialjusticeeducation

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CALL FOR PRODUCERS AND DIRECTORS! In alliance with UMass Students for Reproductive Justice, we are producing our annual show, Nostras Voces (Our Voices), a multi-media art show and performance to uplift marginalized student voices. Auditions would start in November and we would be practicing twice a week until our performances in February. No experience needed, we aim to be a collaborative, explorative, and inclusive art process. If you have any additional inquiries feel free to message me or email [email protected]
My name is Price Van Ray. I just finished recording the audio to the first chapter of my new book. It is entitled “The Gay Book”. Could you please tell me what you think. It took me two years to write and many nights crying. The book is about a 11-year-old black boy growing up gay in the early 1970’s. He must deal with homophobia, racism, bullying and more. But you see what happens in the span of a year and what true friendship really is. Thank you. Peace and Love.
My name is Price Van Ray. I just finished recording the audio to the first chapter of my new book. It is entitled “The Gay Book”. Could you please tell me what you think . it took me two years to write and many night crying. The book is about a 11 year old black boy growing up gay in the early 1970’s. he must deal with homophobia, racism, bullying and more. But you see what happens in the span of a year what true friendship really is. Thank you. Peace and Love.
The full program for #CLPP2019 is now online! Register now to attend workshops on topics including s*x work, immigrant justice, white supremacy, q***ring RJ, clinics and abortion access, youth activism, funding, environmental justice, & so much more! https://www.facebook.com/events/335415310309473/
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Hello Stonewall Center! We'd like to invite your members to join us for the Party for Prevention on Oct 20th! Come and enjoy great music, complimentary hors d'eouvres, and a fantastic silent auction. All proceeds benefit MBCC and our mission of #breastcancer prevention. For ticket info, please visit: http://mbcc.org/breast-cancer-prevention/events/2018-party-for-prevention/
Hello, Stonewall Center! Please "like" the Graduate School's new Office of Inclusion and Engagement page here on Facebook. We will be sharing upcoming relevant events, fellowship deadlines, and other related news. Feel free to share the page as well. Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/umassgradinclusion/