Fall 2021- Programs and Events
Gender Identity Awareness Week 2021
Film Screening: Paris is Burning and Trans UNH Mixer
Monday Nov. 15 | 6pm | MUB
Join Trans UNH for a mixer and to watch Paris is Burning. Paris is Burning is a documentary that chronicles New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.
What is Feminist Leadership?
Tuesday Nov. 16 | 2:10pm-3:30pm | Zoom https://unh.zoom.us/j/96020602176
In this discussion, we'll focus on four feminist values: Solidarity (lifting each other up), Resilience (practicing self-care and community care), Sustainability (sustainable work models) and Systemic Justice (actively working to end oppression and bring about liberation for all genders). We'll talk about how folks in leadership roles (regardless of gender) can model these values, and how practicing these values *is* leadership.
Identity Collages with Alliance and Trans UNH
Tuesday Nov. 16 | 7pm-9:30pm | Beauregard Center MUB 120
Join Alliance and Trans UNH in crafting picture collages that represent your identity/sense of self in honor of Gender Identity Awareness Week!
HeARTs & Crafts
Wednesday Nov. 17 | 3:30pm-5pm | Beauregard Center MUB 120
A 90 minute event focusing on combining creative expression and mental health. We will discuss the spectrum of gender identity and engage in a variety of creative activities.
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) Film Screening and Discussion
Wednesday Nov. 17 | 6pm-8:30pm | MUB 338
Join Alliance for an in-person film screening! We'll be showing the film The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017), which details the life and death of Marsha P. Johnson, a trans woman of color known for her LGBTQ+ activism and involvement in the Stonewall Riots. Refreshments will be provided.
Real Talk | Present Yourself: A Discussion on the Nuances of Gender Expression
Thursday Nov. 18 | 1-2pm | Beauregard Center MUB 120
Join us for a conversation about the various ways we express our gender. From fashion to hair style, we will explore how we express our true authentic selves.
Graduate Student Gender Non-Binary Support Group
Thursday Nov. 18 | 4:30pm-5:30pm | Beauregard Center MUB 120
The first meeting of the Graduate Student Gender Non-Binary Support Group will be Thursday 18 November 2021 @ 4:30-5:30 PM at the Beauregard Center (MUB 120). Postdoctoral researchers, non-traditional undergraduate students, and staff are always welcome to attend. This will be an informal, unstructured meeting, giving you an opportunity to connect with other community members and to relax at the end of the day with games like Jenga and jigsaw puzzles. This first meeting is also open to allies of all genders. We also invite those who are interested in a more formal, affinity-based meeting to come to provide suggestions. You may also email the group at email@example.com.
Safe Zones and TUNH Present Gender Identity 101 and Student Panel
Thursday Nov. 18 | 6pm | MUB 330/332
Join Trans UNH and the Safe Zones program for a student panel of experiences specific to gender, identity, and expression. This training is open to anyone.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Saturday Nov. 20 | 8pm | Waysmeet Center
Join Trans UNH and community in remembering those who lost their lives this past year. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is internationally recognized on November 20th every year. This day was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.
UNH Library Research Guide on Gender Identity
Check out this research guide for Gender Identity Awareness Resources brought to you by UNH Dimond Library Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Portsmouth Pride 2021
Oct. 9th | 12pm
Join us for Portsmouth Pride! You can march with UNH or just watch the parade and join for the speakers, vendors, and youth talent showcase! For more information contact: Allyson.Ryder@unh.edu
Warm Cookies and Coming Out Stories
Oct. 11th | 1-2 PM Beauregard Center MUB 120
Join us for a chance to listen and share a roller coaster of coming out stories. The heart-warming, the embarrassing, the awkward, the sad, and everything in between. We’ll ask a few people to kick us off and then open the floor for anyone to share. And, of course we’ll have warm cookies. Sponsored by NH Listens and Carsey School of Public Policy.
Disclosure, presented by TransUNH and Alliance
Oct. 12th | 7:30 PM - 9:30pm MUB 334
Join TransUNH and Alliance as we have a screening of the documentary Disclosure! Sponsored by TransUNH and Alliance.
Mindfulness for Sexual Well-Being
Oct. 13th | 3:30 PM - 4 PM Thrive, HRC
Mindfulness is a way of being fully present with your mind, body, heart, and sensations. Learn and practice mindfulness techniques that you can use to enhance your sexual well-being and agency. Open to the UNH community. Led by Dawn Zitney, Wellness Educator/Counselor. Sponsored by Health & Wellness.
HeARTs and Crafts with PACS
Oct. 13th | 4-5:30 PM Beauregard Center MUB 120
A 90 minute event focusing on combining creative expression and mental health. We will discuss the importance of self-care and engage in a variety of creative activities. Sponsored by Psychological and Counseling Services
Trans UNH's Halloween Mixer
Oct. 13th | 5-7 PM MUB 338
Get into the spooky season with a mixer thrown by TransUNH! Paint pumpkins, drink cider, and bonus points if you dress up for the occasion! Sponsored by TransUNH.
Film & Chat: Break the Silence: Reproductive & Sexual Health Stories
Oct. 13th | 7 PM Virtual Zoom: https://unh.zoom.us/j/94344714810?from=addon
A raw, powerful interviews with 18 diverse cisgender and transgender women about their sexual & reproductive health histories. Challenging social taboo with unflinching candor, vulnerability, and often great humor. Break the Silence kickstarts conversations around sexual education, health, autonomy, pleasure, and human rights. Post-film chat co-facilitated and sponsored by Avary Thorne, Women's and Gender Studies and Sam Ansart '22, Sexual Well-Being Intern at Health & Wellness.
Union Court Trivia: NCOW Edition
Oct. 13th | 7:30 PM -9:00 PM Union Court
Join for general and LGBTQIA+ related trivia in Union Court with the MUB. Sponsored by Memorial Union Student Activities.
Tye Dye with TransUNH and Delta Xi Phi!
Oct. 14th | 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM Mills Quad
Join Trans UNH and DXP in making some super fun tye dye! Sponsored by TransUNH and Delta Xi Phi.
Real Talk: Sex, Bodies, and Size
Oct. 14th | 12:40 PM-2 PM Beauregard Center
Join us for a conversation about the intersection of sex, our bodies, and size and the complexity of our experiences. *We seek for this space to be Ace inclusive. Sponsored by The Beauregard Center.
Diversify Your Tech: LGBTQIA+ Friendly
Practices for Online Platforms
Oct. 14th | 1- 1:45 PM Virtual Zoom: https://unh.zoom.us/j/95082272993
This short introduction will help you edit your accounts on platforms widely utilized by UNH (i.e. Zoom) to ensure your pronouns are consistently displayed. Sponsored by Community, Equity, and Diversity.
Finding LGBTQ+ Materials at the UNH Library and Beyond
Oct. 14th | 2- 3 PM *update will not be offered in person only zoom
Virtual Zoom: https://unh.zoom.us/j/99831064832?from=addon
The language used to describe LGBTQ+ people and their culture is ever-changing and often different depending on context. This can make it difficult to know how to search for materials in libraries and online. In this program, librarian Jay Colbert will demonstrate search strategies for finding LGBTQ+ materials at the UNH Library and beyond. Sponsored by UNH Library.
Slow & Restorative Yoga for the LGBTQIA+ Community
Oct. 15th | 1-2 PM Studio 2, HRC
Assist your nervous system ease into a state of safety and calm. Gather in community, feel grounded on your mat, and be guided through gentle, slow, and restorative yoga postures. No yoga experience necessary. You already have a yoga body. Yoga mat and props provided. Open to students. Led by aspiring ally and registered yoga teacher Dawn Zitney, Wellness Educator/Counselor, Health & Wellness. *You must show a valid Wildcat Pass and wear a mask when entering the Hamel Rec Center. Sponsored by Health and Wellness.
“Being Out”Safe Zones LGBTQIA+ Panel
Oct. 15th | 2 - 3 PM MUB Theater 1
This program features a panel of UNH LGBTQA+ students followed by an interactive Q & A discussion. LGBTQA+ students will share how they identify within the LGBTQIA+ and Ally spectrum, personal experiences with coming out and reactions from friends and family, being LGBTQIA+ at UNH, personal impact of homophobic and transphobic bias incidents, tips for allies, and beyond. This is an informal opportunity for the anyone in the UNH Community to learn from the stories of students. Sponsored by UNH Safe Zones.
TransUNH Open Meeting
Oct. 15th | 5 - 6 PM MUB 340
It's time for TransUNH's semesterly Open Meeting! Drop by and learn about our organization and trans issues; and play some Kahoot while you're at it! Sponsored by TransUNH.
National Coming Out Week Open Mic
Oct. 15th | 7 - 9 PM MUB Entertainment Center
Link to register: https://forms.gle/KswxyoyqWmeHF46o9
Come share your poetry, songs, thoughts and/or stories with Alliance in honor of National Coming Out Week! Light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by Alliance.
Spring 2021- Programs and Events
Real Talk: COVID vs. AIDS/HIV Epidemic from a Public Health Perspective
4/2 | 2pm-3pm Zoom Link: https://unh.zoom.us/j/9714182880
Join us in reflecting on and comparing the AIDS/HIV epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic from a public health perspective.
Trans UNH Open Meeting
4/2 | 6pm Zoom Link: https://unh.zoom.us/j/95927860494
Join the student organization, Trans UNH, for an open meeting - anyone can attend.
Out Front, Full Circle – UNH LGBTQ+ Historical Perspective
4/6 | 7pm Registration Link: http://unhconnect.unh.edu/lgbtq21
Fifty years ago, a small circle of friends fought for their rights as UNH's first recognized gay student group. UNH's annual LGBTQ+ and Ally Pancake Breakfast started as a way to celebrate the community, welcome allies, and spread positivity around LGBTQIA+ work. Please join us for a conversation with current and former student representatives from LGBTQ+ student organizations as they share the progress that has been made and challenges that still exist.
Alliance Weekly Meeting
Every Tuesday 7:30pm-9pm
Join the student organization Alliance for their weekly meeting. For zoom links visit the Alliance Facebook page.
Pride and Pancakes Breakfast
4/7 | 9am-10am
Registration Link: https://unh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkfuGsrDMpEtCq3hE8MSDYzlZUQDvhwsT9
Join us for our *virtual* Pride and Pancakes breakfast for 2021. We will be holding this annual celebration to honor our Kidder Award winners virtually, adhering to COVID protocols. This event is open to all, including students, staff, faculty and administration.
Getting Ready with Bob
4/8 | 8pm Zoom Link: https://unh.zoom.us/j/91474960116
A Q&A and makeup tutorial with Bob the Drag Queen, moderated by Drag Legend Peaches Christ.
Discussion with Curly Velasquez: A look into Latinx and Queer Intersectionality
4/9 | 6pm Tickets: https://unh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RaUAeiVPTR6yMl_dy3X7dQ
MOSAICO presents: A discussion with Curly Velasquez, an actor and producer in LA, well-known for his videos on Buzzfeed’s PeroLike and Curly Show. Join us for an evening of discussion about Curly’s life, career and how the intersection of his identities have affected it all. There will be an open Q&A at the end for any questions you may have for Curly. (If you are a UNH student, feel free to join us for a live screening of the discussion at the MUB Strafford room at 6pm – Get your free tickets at the MUB ticket office or online: unhmub.universitytickets.com )
Social Justice Education: Allyship for LGBTQIA Populations
4/13 |12pm-2pm Registration: https://unh.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bOcwz1A988eWHjM
Staff, faculty and graduate students are welcome to join us in this opportunity to further your professional development in Social Justice Education. We will engage in meaningful dialogue on concepts presented during your previous SJE Awareness session. This discussion will have a particular focus around LGBTQIA+ identities and what it means to be an ally to this community as a part of Gaypril/Campus Pride Month celebration.
Kidder Lecture: Dinner and Film - Coded Bias
4/13 | 6pm-8pm
Join us for a virtual film screening followed by a group discussion on the film. We invite participants to bring their dinners to the screening, and following the 90 minute screening, we'll share our thoughts on the themes raised in the film and consider our responsibilities to addressing the issues highlighted.
Trans Men Speak
4/14 | 9:15am (**time changed from 10am) Zoom Link: https://unh.zoom.us/j/99900112223
A panel with all trans men to talk about masculinity and gender identities.
Venture Out Film Screening and Discussion
4/15 | 7-8pm Registration Link:
Community sponsored event. Join us for a special evening with The Venter Out Project, a non-profit organization that brings LGBTQ folks together on wilderness trips. We’ll start with a showing of the short film Venture Out - a story about overcoming odds, the power of resilience and ultimately the everlasting effects of LGBTQ community building. Join Venture Out Project Founder Perry Cohen and others for a panel and discussion.
Communicating While Queer
4/20 | 12:30pm-1:30pm
Registration Link: https://unh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kdeuqrj4jE9cGjxORNTYleQpJdwn3soJp
A dialogue and learning space focused on communication practices in queer communities and relationships.
The University Honors Program’s Gaypril 20/20 Presentations
4/21 | 11am Zoom Link: https://unh.zoom.us/j/95258876529
A keynote address from UNH Professor, Holly Cashman, to frame the importance of designing and conducting research in marginalized populations. Next, University Honors Students and Faculty will present LGBTQIAP+ -related research in the imminently-approachable Pecha Kucha style (20 slides, shown for 20 seconds each). There will be time at the end for Q&A.
Asexuality & Campus Sex Culture
4/23 | 10am-11am
Registration Link: https://unh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vcOuurjIsG9D5nI1X5UmpEAqfMD80_pH_
A workshop to build your knowledge base about the spectrum of asexual identities, to deconstruct common myths and misconceptions about asexuality, and to explore how we can shift campus discourse and sex education to be more inclusive of our asexual community members.
Stonewall Grads Meeting + Game Night
4/23 | 4:30pm
Stonewall Grads is focused on building community among the LGBTQ+ and ally grad students at UNH, but anyone is welcome at our meetings and events! Our April meeting will include time to catch up with each other over Zoom followed by time to play games together online.
Film Screening and Discussion: Disclosure
4/27 | 7pm
Registration Link: https://unh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlf-GurjgvHdUnwO3A6Rcai0R_7liw8loG
Join UNH SHARPP for a virtual film screening. We'll be showing the film Disclosure (2020) which takes an in-depth look at Hollywood's current and historical depiction of transgender people and the impact of those stories on transgender lives and American culture.
GYT! Get yourself tested/screened for STIs/HIV at Health & Wellness during the month of April and get a free $5 gift card. Offer available to all UNH students. Registration Link: https://www.unh.edu/health/services/medical-services/sexual-well-being
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