Events

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Spotlight

Aug 28, Sunday
3-4:30pm
 
OMSA Open House: LGBTQA+ students and friends open house with the Office of Multiculticultural Students (OMSA).  Meet the staff in OMSA including the LGBTQA Coordinator.
 
Sept 15, Thurs  
Paul College Courtyard
 

LGBTQ Garden Party  Join us for fun, food, friendship, and a warm welcome to the new year.  A great time for reconnecting with old friends and making new connections.  All (Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Community members) are welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be served.  Event sponsored by OMSA and the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity.

Sept 22
Thurs
MUB 327
12:40-2pm
 
Queering the Spirit, What can Spirituality Provide for LGBTQ+ People?  We will look at the intersection of LGBTQ+ identities, religion and spirituality.  A panel of LGBTQ-identified people will talk about the role of spirituality in their lives and the positive value that many people receive from religion.  Lunch will be provided.  All are welcome.  Sponsored by OMSA, Women's Studies, The Waysmeet Center and Bill Kidder Fund.
 
Oct 13, Thurs
MUB Strafford Rm
MUB Lecture Series "Everyone is a little Bit Trans [Gender]" with Ian Harvie.  Born in Portland, Maine, Ian Harvie is a Transgender stand-up comedian, writer and star of the award-winning Amazon show Transparent, and has appeared on Comedy Central "The Nightly Show", ABC's "Mistresses" and also stars in the film Ian Harvie Superhero.  Event sponsored by the MUB Lecture Series, the Kidder Fund, UNH Alliance, Residential Life, Health Services and TransUNH.
 
Oct 19,
Wed, 7pm

MUB Strafford Rm

 Body Monologues. UNH students and staff create and perform stories of resiliency and self-love. These stories will inspire and educate the audience on the internal struggle with eating concerns and body image. An art show was held before the performance for those who prefer to tell their stories through their artistic creations.  Event sponsored by Health Services and MUB.  Click here for more information
 

  April is Campus Pride Month.  More information will be posted as we get closer to the date
 
 

LGBTQ+ Ally Pancake Breakfast - usually held in April.  Check back for more details.
 

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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