Q Chats : LGBTQIA Discussion Groups

Q Chats: LGBTQIA Student Discussion Groups

 

 

Q Chats Dates for Spring 2018

 
Men's Group

This group meets in the Spring Room on the second floor of the Student Center (go up the stairs by Subway) on Tuesdays from 6-7pm.

January 16, 30
February 13, 27
March 13, 27
April 10, 24

 

Women's Group

This group meets in the Women's Resource Center on the lower level of the flag building (Smithgall Student Services) on Mondays from 7:30-8:30pm. 

January 29 (Note that we will be hosting a queer women's sexual health workshop on January 22)

February 12, 26
March 12, 26
April 9, 23

 

Queer People of Color Group

This group meets in room 359 of the Student Center on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30pm.

January 31 (Note that the QPoC group will have its first meeting at 7pm on Wednesday, 17 January at Paper and Clay.)

February 14, 28
March 14, 28
April 11, 25

 

Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender-Questioning Group

This group meets Tuesdays from 7:30pm-8:30pm. We do not post the location to protect the identity of attendees. Please email us if you identify with the group and would like the location.

January 16, 30

February 13, 27
March 13, 27
April 10, 24

 
 

What is Q Chats?

Q Chats is our student discussion group series. We provide spaces for undergraduate and graduate students who share similar identities to come together in a welcoming space and build community, share experiences, and support each other. We are currently offering Q Chats groups for Queer Men, Queer Women, Queer People of Color, and Transgender/Gender-Questioning People. All groups are trans-inclusive.

The discussion will be based on a different topic each time and you can suggest the topics you'd like to cover. You might want to share coming out stories or discuss family, relationships, sex, politics, spirituality, pop culture, other identities that are important to you, or anything else that interests you.

Please note that Q Chats is NOT a therapy series. If you would benefit from the support of a therapist, please visit our friends in the Counseling Center who can provide sensitive, expert care.

 

Who is welcome to attend Q Chats?

The QPOC Group is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who identifies as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, same-gender loving, or two spirit person of color.

The Queer Men's Group is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who identifies as gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, same-gender loving, two spirit, queer, or questioning. This group is trans inclusive so anyone who identifies as a man may attend, regardless of sex assigned at birth. 

The Queer Women's Group is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who identifies as lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, same-gender loving, two-spirit, queer, or questioning. This group is trans inclusive so anyone who identifies as a woman may attend, regardless of sex assigned at birth.

The Transgender/Gender-Questioning group is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who identifies as transgender, gender non-conforming, gender questioning. We recognize that the language of transgender may not resonate with all folks; this group is inclusive of people who, quite simply, do not identify as cisgender. Please note that this group is closed; if you would like more information about the time or location of this group's meetings, please email us. 

 

I am an ally who really wants to learn more about ____________ group. Can I attend their meetings?

No. These groups are designed for people who share the identity of that group. In order to provide a safe space for folks, these groups will be closed to anyone who does not share the identity of the group. If you want to learn more about a specific group, sign up for a Safe Space training.

 

Who leads Q Chats?

Trained student facilitators will get the discussion going and make sure the group runs smoothly. The Director of the LGBTQIA Resource Center and a therapist from the Counseling Center will train the student facilitators.