Events

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Spotlight

Elegies
Tues, Dec 1, 7:00pm
MUB Granite State Rm

Elegies for Angels Punks and Drag Queens.  (view flyer) Elegies celebrates those who have lost their lives to AIDS.  Students will provide free verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score.  The production will be in the same room as the Names Project Quilt that inspired its inception.   All are welcome to attend.  $7 UNH ID and $10 community.  All proceeds will be donated to AIDS Response Seacoast. Event sponsored by Kidder Fund in collaboration with SHARPP and Health Services.  To purchase tickets. 
 

Quench
OMSA lounge, Rm 327
12:40-2pm
 
The topic for this months discussion is "Polamory".  Come and find out more.  All are welcome to attend.
Discussion Series
Feb 18
MUB Rm 158, 12:40-2pm
 
Queering the Spirit, a Lunchtime Discussion Series. The topic this month will be "Reflecting on Our Identities with Cheryl Grady, UNH Associate Chaplain, through reflection on a series of questions, participants will explore together what it means to be an LGBTQ+ person of faith or person interested in exploring spirituality.  Event sponsored by Women's Studies, The Kidder Fund and Waysmeet Center.
 

Drag Ball
Fri, Feb 19, 8-11pm
MUB, Granite State Rm

 

UNH Alliance presents the annual Drag Show and Competition.  They will also be a photobooth, DJ Steims, Cotton Candy and more.  "Space" is this year's theme.  Dress up or not - your choice.
Tickets available online through MUB Ticket office, free for students, $5 for non students.
 
Campus Pride Month April is Campus Pride MonthClick here for complete calendar of information
 
DarkMatter
Fri, April 1
MUB, Strafford Rm, 7pm

DarkMatter, the trans South Asian art and activist duo (Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian), will speak about acceptaance, the nature of identities and privilege and the missed subtleties of political movements on LGBTQ+ matters through their "Its Gets Better" performance.  Event sponsored by MUSO, Alliance, Trans UNH, the Kidder Fund and other student orgs.
 

Camp Inclusive
Mon, April 18
MUB Theater 1, 5:15pm

Panel discussion with camp directors and recreational department administrators on policies and practice for supporting trans and gender non-conforming youth and staff at summer camp.  Event sponsored by Trans UNH, UNH Recreation Society, Alliance, Department of Recreation Management & Policy and Kidder Fund
 

LGBTQ+ Ally Pancake Breakfast
Tues, April 19
8-9:30am, MUB Granite State Room
Keynote speaker: Robyn Ochs "The Changing Landscape of Identity".  Robyn Ochs

is an educator, speaker, award-winning activist, and editor of the Bi Women Quarterly, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World, and the new anthology Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men.  Her writings have been published in numerous bi, women’s studies, multicultural, and LGBT anthologies.
 

The Kidder Fund Lecture
Tuesday, April 19
6:00-7:00pm, MUB Theater II

Stopping Bisexuality Erasure. Robyn Ochs will focus her talk on approaches for stopping bisexuality erasure as we move toward 1) making bisexuality more visible, 2) legitimizing politically and legally and 3) becoming accepting and respectful of individual choice in people's gender, sexual, and romantic identitites.
 
Trans' Lives @ UNH
Thurs, April 28
5-6pm, MUB Wildcat Den

Trans' Lives @ UNH is a project in which transgender and gender non-conforming students, faculty, staff and alumni, etc., are given a platform to tell their sotry. The purpose of the project is to both educate the community and archive the rich stories of transgender people.  The project will be exhibited on campus, available online and archived at UNH.  On April 28, we will be unveiling the first 5 stories represented through words and photos. A panel of participants will be on hand to discuss their experience within the UNH community.  Free refreshments, all are welcome to attend.  Project sponsored by the Kidder Fund

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Groups

Alliance

The Alliance is the undergraduate student organization for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning and Allied students. We work to build a safer, more inclusive environment for LGBTQA students and promote acceptance of all forms of diversity. Meetings enable you to meet other LGBTQA students in a safe, non-judgmental environment and foster the development of a unified Queer and Allied community. Meetings held usually every Tuesday, 7:30pm, MUB, Room 145.  For more info visit Alliance's WildcatLink or email: theunhalliance@gmail.com

Stonewall Grads

A social and activist group consisting of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning and allied (GLBTQ+) individuals at UNH. Through community activism and support, we strive to create a group that welcomes and empowers all people as well as educating the entire university about issues that affect GLBTQ+ students on campus. While we are primarily a graduate student group, we welcome all faculty and staff who want to be a part of our group.
More information about Stonewall Grads

LGBTQ+ Support Group

Talk with others who can relate to your experiences, topics are based on your interests. Meetings are held weekly for 7-8 weeks per semester usually on Friday afternoons, 2:30-4:00pm at a relaxed location on campus. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) and the UNH Counseling Center. If you are interested in participating in this support group, please follow this link: http://www.unh.edu/omsa/counseling/LGBTQsupportgroup.htm 

More information on Counseling Center

Trans-Support Seacoast

Support group for transgender/gender variant adults. Come join in the conversation be supported and supportive, share resources and network.  Usually meet every 3rd Monday of the month, contact facilitators Deborah Emery-Gigliotti, MS,LCMHC at www.nhcounselor.com and Teresa Reeves, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist www.nhseacoastcounseling.com

Quench

Quench is a monthly LGBTQ+ and Ally Discussion Series at OMSA
Join us for a new monthly discussion series specifically on LGBTQ+ and Ally topics. This is a great place to talk about issues that matter to you while building connections and community with students, faculty, and staff. Share your perspectives, listen, expand your awareness, and connect! Each month, we will focus on a different engaging topic based on the interests of our community.
More information about Quench

Training

Safe Zones Training

Safe Zones Training are professional development opportunities for UNH faculty, staff, and graduate students to advance awareness, knowledge, and skills around the services and support that we provide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students and colleagues. Participants of Safe Zones Trainings are a campus-wide network of allies who are supportive of LGBTQ faculty, students, and staff and are committed to contributing to a campus climate of inclusion at UNH.

Trainings are 1.5 hours in length. We offer department-specific trainings, and some trainings that are open to mixed groups of faculty and staff from various departments.

Topic areas explored during trainings:

  • Increasing awareness of the issues and experiences of LGBTQ individuals,
  • Using inclusive language,
  • Accessing and referring LGBTQ individuals to important campus resources,
  • Discovering specific ways to provide support and be an ally in the work that you do with students,
  • Exploring specific issues related to providing services to LGBTQ students and assessing ways to be inclusive of and welcoming to LGBTQ individuals in the general services that you provide,
  • Developing skills to take active steps toward reducing and preventing harassment, discrimination, and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression,
  • As an office / department, how can you best "communicate" that you [your department] is supportive [an ally] to LGBTQ students?

Following the training, participants may decide to request a Safe Zones sticker. To inquire about attending an upcoming training or scheduling a Safe Zones Training for the faculty and staff in your department, please contact: Lu Ferrell, Safe Zones Coordinator, at 862-5053 or Lu.Ferrell@unh.edu. For more information, visit our web site: http://www.unh.edu/safezones
Safe Zones is sponsored by the President's Commission on the Status of LGBTQ+ People, and the Office of the Multicultural Student Affairs.

Social Justice Educator Training

Social Justice Educator Training (SJE) is a professional development opportunity for UNH faculty, staff and graduate students to further diversity awareness, knowledge and skill sets. We will explore “social justice” via personal and institutional lenses to analyze: power and privilege, discrimination and prejudice, inclusion and equity through the multiple social identities of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, nationality, ethnicity, ability (physical and mental), religion, etc. This process will include open and honest discussions, readings, and interactive/experiential activities in a respectful environment. The eight-hour training which is divided into two days is facilitated in a small-group setting. More Information and Registration For for SJE