Events

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Spotlight

Friday, February 20
8:00-11:00pm
MUB, Granite State Room
15th Annual Drag Ball, this year's theme is "The Prom You Never Got", dress as you please, bring who you want, food, DJ, corsages & boutonneires, photobooth.  UNH students are free, $3 for general public. Event sponsored by UNH Alliance and SAFC.
 
Tues, March 3
12:40-2pm
OMSA, MUB Rm 327

Being an Ally at the Intersections (Quench Program) LGBTQA+ people are not one-dimensional, and so being an ally is complex! Acknowledging the intersections of identities and experiences that include race, ethnicity, disability, economic class, and more is an important part of allyship. Similarly, an ally is not just someone who is heterosexual or cisgender, but allies who are LGBTQA-identified are also important. Audre Lorde reminds us: “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” What does being an ally mean to you? What ideas do you have about how we can build community, find community, offer support, work on LGBTQA+ initiatives, address homophobia and transphobia, and do much needed ally work with all of the intersections in mind?
 

Wed, March 4
3:30-5:00pm
MUB Rm 156 (next to Wildcat Den)
 
Transgender Warrior: a tribute to the life and work of Leslie Feinberg,.  Leslie passed away in November 2014, and this event will feature a brief reading of hir writing, a panel reflecting on Feinberg's impact on their own work, and a Q & A.  Join us to learn about this legendary fighter for revolutionary social change.
 

Wed, April 1
7pm, MUB Strafford Rm
 

 

Ash Beckham - Give Voice to Your Truth.  Ash Beckham is a bold, dynamic presenter who speaks about empathy, respect, and the power of having real conversations.  TEDx talk "Coming Out of Your Closet", and her boulder ignite speech "I am SO GAY" have gone viral with more than 8 million YouTube views. Her message has also become a topic of global discussion.  Event sponsored by SHARPP, the MUB, Residential Life, and Health Services.
 

Month of April
 
Campus Pride Month - full month of LGBTQ+ and Ally programs, events and activities. Open to everyone!  View the Calendar
 
Monday, April 13
3:30-5:00pm
MUB Theater I
 
Film screening followed by discussion.  "Out Here" is a full length documentary film created by Queer Farmer Film Project, and looks at the experiences of queer farmers across the country.  Event sponsored by UNH Sustainability Institute, Class of 1954 Endowed Fund for Academic Enrichment, Women's Studies Program, Queer Studies Minor, oSTEM and Stonewall Grads. 
 

Tues, April 14
MUB Granite State Room
8:00am-9:30am (doors open at 7:45am)

 

23rd Annual LGBTQ+ and Ally Pancake Breakfast

Celebrating 20+ years of coming together and recognizing the accomplishments of the GLBTQA+ community.  How can we all, including people who are LGBTQA+ heterosexual, and cisgender, support people who identify as transgender and/or gender non-conforming?  Keynote speaker Mara Keisling,  Co-Founder and Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, will highlight significant advances, on-going challenges, and the need for future coalition-building and advocacy toward transgender equality.  Breakfast is sponsored by the Kidder Fund and President's Commission on Status of GLBT Issues.

 

Tues, April 14
MUB Theater II, 7:00pm

 

Kidder Fund Guest Lecture  Transgender Rights Progress and Pushback.  Mara Keisling, Co-founder and Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, will discuss the significance of advocating for the "T" in our LGBTQA+ community at UNH and beyond.   Let's explore how we can create a community where transphobia and micro-aggressions are  eliminated, where people who are transgender are accepted, understood and included.  Program sponsored by the Kidder Fund and the GLBT Commission.
 

Sat, April 18
Elliott Alumni Center, 1925 Room
9:00am-4:00pm

Queer Sanctuary, GLBT Journeys, Spiritual Journeys.  A one-day retreat for UNH GLBTQ+ students on queer spirituality and social justice.  For more information and to register email Waysmeet Associate Chaplain, Otto O'Oconner: ooconnor@ants.edu.  Event sponsored by The Counseling Center, Women's Studies, The Waysmeet Center, The Alliance, Stonewall Grads and the Kidder Fund.

 

Tues, April 28 (Program Cancelled)
Horton Rm 210
12:40-2pm
Lecture: Cris Mayo, Ph.D. "Intersectionality and Alliance: Queer, Questioning, and Ally Youth Working In and Through Differences".  Dr. Mayo is Professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the Univ of Illinois. Mayo's diverse research interests include philosophy of education, gender and sexuality studies, environmental education and multicultural theory. Her recent book LGBTQ Youth and Education: Policies and Practices, examines laws, school policies, curricular approaches and student organizing related to LGBTQ issues.  Program sponsored by Dept of Education, Kidder Fund, Office of Community, Equity and Diversity, Peters Professorship Fund and GLBT Commission. 

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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: Ellen Semran, Safe Zones Coordinator, at 862-5053 or ellen.semran@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 GLBT Issues 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