Become part of the LGBTQA community at UVM.
The LGBTQA community at UVM is made of people like you! Help keep our community vital by becoming a part of it. You can do this in many ways...
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- This Week in Rainbows (TWiR): A bi-weekly newsletter of on and off campus events and programs for the LGBTQA community.
Social Support Groups
Check out the descriptions and schedule below. All UVM students are welcome. Come explore topics of sexuality, gender and identity in a comfortable, supportive, loosely facilitated setting.
All groups take place at the Allen House (461 Main St.) unless otherwise noted.
Spring 2018 Schedule
Every other Tuesday, 6-7pm (2/13, 2/27, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17)
Have you ever wondered what it means to be a queer person and a person of faith? Struggled with conflicting messages about religion and sexuality or gender? Celebrated the beauty of queer spirituality? This group is for you! This group is a place for exploring the intersections of queer and faith identities, discussions, and community building.
Every other Monday, 7-8pm (2/12, 2/26, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23)
with Lola and Holly
This group is a place for self-identified trans, non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming and questioning students at UVM to build community, ask questions, and support each other. This group creates space for asking questions; discussing gender identity and expression; and connecting with others about the challenges and triumphs of life beyond the binary.
1st Wednesdays, 7-8pm (2/7, 3/7, 4/4)
What does it mean to come out about sexuality or gender identity? Am I ready to come out to my friends and family? I’m out. Now What? This group is for everyone who wants to explore issues related to coming out. Whether you’re considering coming out for the first time, have recently come out, or are somewhere else in the coming out process, everyone welcome.
Tuesday (after Crockpot) 6:45-7:45pm (2/6, 3/6, 4/3)
This group is a place for self-identified men with a queer or questioning identity at UVM to build community, socialize, and support each other. The group creates space for discussions around the development of queer identity, processing intersecting identities, relationships, and other topics driven by the group.
Thursday, 7-8pm (2/15, 3/8, 4/19)
with Maggie and Lola
This group is a supportive place for anyone who identifies as a woman with a queer or questioning identity. Join us to discuss issues important to you, ask questions, build community, and socialize. The group creates space for discussions around the development of queer identity, processing intersecting identities, relationships, and other topics driven by the group.
Hearts Not Parts
with Student leaders
Hearts Not Parts is a social group for students of various bi/pan/ace/fluid identities to meet and discuss their lives and identities in a safe and supportive environment. We will also be looking for new leadership soon, so students who are interested in taking on a leadership role in a low pressure queer space are invited to attend.
Schedule varies, see below
with Rachel & Kunal
MCSC or LGBTQA
This group is a place for self-identified queer and trans people of color (QTPoC) at UVM to build community, cultivate joy, and engage critically. This group creates space to exist as a QTPoC to reflect on our multiple intersecting identities as QTPoC. We hope to engage in fun activities, meaningful dialogue, and support one another. This space hopes to challenge the pervasive lack of representation that exists for QTPoC on UVM’s campus and work towards a sustainable space for the QTPoC community at UVM. Staff and Faculty are welcome.
- Wednesday, 1/31 6:00pm – 7:00pm (LGBTQA Center)
- Wednesday, 2/14 6:00pm – 7:00pm (MCSC)
- Monday, 2/26 7:00pm – 8pm (LGBTQA Center)
- Wednesday, 3/21 6:00pm – 7:00pm (MCSC)
- Wednesday, 3/28 6:00pm - 7:00pm (LGBTQA Center)
- Wednesday, 4/11 6:00pm - 7:00pm (MCSC)
- Monday, 4/23 6:00pm – 7:00pm (MCSC)
Other Groups on Campus
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If you have a new LGBTQA-relevant group that you'd like us to list on this page, please let us know.
Meet LGBTQA Faculty and Staff
At UVM you will find many peers and allies who area also caring and supportive members of UVM's LGBTQA community. Take the opportunity to reach out and meet some of these talented and compassionate faculty and staff members. LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Networking & Connections Directory coming soon.
The Diversity and Equity Unit
The LGBTQA Center is an office within the Diversity, Engagement and Professional Development Unit, which reports to the President. This group is responsibile for helping to infuse the core values of diversity, multiculturalism and equity into all aspects of teaching, learning, research, and service within the University of Vermont system. Our partner organizations include:
UVM Alumni Association LGBTQA Affinity Group
Pride Alum News (PAN) A student publication produced each semester highlighting alumnx accomplishments and queer community news from UVM.
Contribute to the UVM LGBTQA archive and help document LGBTQ life around campus from your time as a student. We accept photos, posters, articles and other memorabilia. To learn more contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org