Q Chats : LGBTQIA Discussion Groups

Q Chats: LGBTQIA Student Discussion Groups

*For Fall 2020, please email us if you are interested in joining these groups*
 

 

Q Chats Dates for Fall 2020 

 
Men's Group

This group meets on Tuesdays from 6pm-7pm. Location and options for a hybrid format TBD.

August 25
September 8, 22
October 6, 20
November 3

 

Women's Group

This group meets on Mondays from 7:30pm-8:30pm. Location and options for a hybrid format TBD.

August 24
September 7, 21
October 5, 19
November 2


 

Queer People of Color Group

This group meets on Wednesdays from 7pm-8pm. Location and options for a hybrid format TBD.

August 26
September 23
October 21
November 4

 

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. Location and options for a hybrid format TBD.

August 25
September 8, 22
October 6, 20
November 3

 

Closed Circuit:  Closeted and Questioning Group

This group meets Tuesdays from 7:00pm-8:00pm. 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. Location and options for a hybrid format TBD.

August 25
September 8, 22
October 6, 20
November 3

 

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. 
 
The Closed Circuit:  Closeted and Questioning group is a closed group for undergraduate and graduate students who identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, same-gender loving, or two spirit person who may not want to be publicly out, but still want to have a queer community. This group is also open to people who may still be exploring their identity whether it be gender and/or sexuality. 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?

These groups are designed for people who share the identity of that group. In order to provide a safe space for folks, these groups are not intended for anyone who does not share the identity of the group. If you want to learn more about a specific group, we would love for you to sign up for one of our allyship trainings or attend many of our campuswide events such as our Interfaith Lunch and Learn, Trans Day of Remembrance, Pride ERG events, OUT Week events, Lavender Graduation, Black Queer Lives Matter series, and other educational and community events that we host throughout the year.

 

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.

 

 

Accessibility Information 

Q Chats will take place remotely for Fall 2020 (determining if there is an option for in-person). 

Participants will be able to log into an online platform that will be equipped with live captions. Videos and microphones do not have to be used/turned on to participate. A chat function will be provided to communicate with participants and facilitators as well. There will be a hand-raising feature, if needed.  

If additional accommodations are needed/desired, please contact Camilla Brewer directly via email at camilla.brewer@studentilfe.gatech.edu