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INCLUDES PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FOR  Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

TitleDate, Time, LocationDescription
LGBTQA Garden Party: A Welcome Reception for Faculty, Staff and StudentsWednesday, Sept 11, 2013
4:30-6:30pm
Outdoor courtyard of Paul Business School

The Garden Party is a time for socializing, reconnecting and making new connections with one another! Please mark your calendars, bring a friend, and be sure to join us for food, friendship and a warm welcome to the new year! Co-sponsored by the President’s Commission on the Status of GLBT Issues, UNH Alliance, Diversity Support Coalition student organizations,  Office of the Provost/Inclusive Excellence Initiatives, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Call 862-5053 for more info
Social Gathering/networkingUsually Monday's 6:00-7:00pm, Libby'sFaculty, staff and graduate students are invited to meet new friends, and network with colleagues.  Event sponsored by Stonewall Grads and the Graduate School.  Check out Facebook UNH Stonewall Grads for update schedule
Film premier "It Gets Better"Tues, Sept 24
6:00pm, MUB Theater 1
Stories of hope for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth. Film created by UNH student Ari Schaaf, UNH Health Services intern.
Documentary film & discussionMon, Oct 7
7:00pm, MUB Theater 1
The Out List”, an HBO Documentary, features a diverse cross-section of accomplished leaders from entertainment, business, sports and public service sharing intimate stories on childhood, building careers while Out and reflecting on the challenges still facing the LGBT community.  Program sponsored by Stonewall Grads. For more info on the film.
Coming Out Week (Oct 7-11) Oct 7-11

Mon, Oct 7: Film, "The OUT List", MUB Room 145, 7:00pm
Tues, Oct 8: Ally Rally, MUB 327, 12:30-2:00pm,  Come Out Speak Out, MUB 145, 7:30-9:00pm
Wed, Oct 9, MUB Strafford Room, 7:00pm:  Everyone is Gay Keynote
speakers: Danielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo
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With 6 million page views, 60,000 Tumblr followers, 19,000 Facebook fans, Everyone is Gay began as an advice website for all with an emphasis on LGBTQ youth. Through an integration of humor, honesty, and endearing photos, founders Danielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo found that they were able to support youth, while promoting a message of equality. For additional information on speakers.  Event sponsored by MUB Lecture Series, The Alliance, Kidder Fund, and SHARPP.

Thurs, Oct 10, Discussion "When We Don't Come Out", MUB 338-340, 12:30-2:00pm, 
Thurs, 6:00pm, Waysmeet, Coming Out Diner

Fri, Oct 11 - Conversation with Dan Kloeffler, ABC News, UNH Alum '96 (see flyer for more info)

Coming Out Week Flyer

Gender Identities Awareness (GIA) WeekNov 18-Nov 22
MUB

A series of lectures, films, and discussions on various LGBTQ issues. Activities will also include special Transgender Day of Remembrance events.  All Events are FREE and Open to the Public, all are WELCOME to attend. Events are sponsored by TG-NH, MUB, The Alliance, Stonewall Grads, Graduate School,  GLBT Commission, Disability Commission, Counseling Center and Health Services.  Click Here For Complete Schedule

Quench Discussion: LGBTQ People of ColorTuesday, Feb 4
12:30-2:00pm
MUB, OMSA 327

Join us for a discussion on the issues and concerns of being LGBTQA and a person of color in today's community.  All are welcome.  Event sponsored by OMSA and The Alliance.  Join the pre-discussion on Facebook (click here)

Annual Drag BallFeb, 28, 2014
8:00pm-midnight
Granite State Room

The annual Drag Ball is a highlight event of the spring semester hosted by the UNH Alliance! Everyone will dance the night away! Dressing up in drag is encouraged, but not required! Just come out, have fun, and be yourself!

Queer Sanctuary RetreatFri, March 21, 2014
9:00am-3:00pm
Waysmeet Center
You are invited to join together as a community for a spiritualty retreat.  During the retreat we will look at the paths that brought us to this life point, claim our personal spirituality (as we each define it) as our heritage from those who came before, and look toward developing spiritual practices for our futures.  The retreat is open to all LGBTQ graduate and undergraduate students.  For more info and to register for the retreat.  
Dallas Buyer's Club film screening followed by discussion with the founder of the Houston Buyers Club, Fred Walters
Thurs, April 3, 2014
3:00-5:00pm
MUB Theater II
Join us for a Screening of Dallas Buyers Club followed by a discussion led by AIDS Response Seacoast and UNH Health Services. 
The film depicts the story of Ron Woodroof an electrician and rodeo cowboy.  In 1985, Ron is blindsided by being diagnosed as H.I.V.-positive and given 30 days to live. Yet he will not, and does not, accept a death sentence. His crash course of research reveals a lack of approved treatments and medications in the U.S., so Ron crosses the border into Mexico. There, he learns about alternative treatments and begins smuggling them into the U.S., challenging the medical and scientific community.  With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance.  Event sponsored by UNH Health Services, AIDS Response Seacoast and Kidder Fund.
GLBT Pancake BreakfastWed, April 9, 2014
8:00-9:30am (food service begins at 7:45am)
MUB Granite State Room

Celebrating 20+ years of coming together and celebrating the accomplishments of the GLBTQQA community through Pink Triangle and Kidder Fund Awards.   Portsmouth Assistant Mayor, Jim Splaine is scheduled to deliver the keynote address.  Event sponsored by the Kidder Fund and GLBT President's Commission.
Transecting Society Conference: "Affirming Trans Lives, Advancing Trans Policies"April 11-12, 2014

Transecting Society is a two-day symposium dedicated to exploring controversial political topics related to trans* lives in contemporary U.S. society. In this symposium, we endeavor to cultivate a supportive and egalitarian space in which to encourage and educate each other. We welcome artists, performers, writers, activists, lawyers, social workers, policy workers, non-profit workers, undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, independent scholars, and all others who are interested in rendering visible the oppression and agency of trans* people and in envisioning the advancement of our civil rights, human rights, and collective liberation.  Event Sponsored by Transecting Society and Kidder Fund.  For more information and to register

MUB Lecture Series presents: Jeffrey JayWed, April 16, 2014
7:00pm
MUB Theatre II

Jeffrey Jay, speaker, comedian and writer for Podcast "Feast of Fun", comes to UNH to share his story to provide greater awareness on trans issues.  The event will include a half hour comedy routine followed by discussion with Q & A.  Event sponsored by Alliance, MUSO, Health Services and MUB.

GROUPS

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 http://wildcatlink.unh.edu/organization/Alliance 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. For More Information

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  The deadline for signing up is Friday, February 14.

More info on Counseling Center (Click Here)

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: 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. Find out more

TRAININGS

Safe Zones Trainings 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 (SJE)
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. For More Information and Registration Form