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Week of Friday, Jan 14th, 2022

Happy New Year and welcome back to another term
and another weekly LGBT Life newsletter at Emory!

Keep scrolling to see our announcements, upcoming events, and programs.

Physical Space Closed
Due to the recent COVID-19 surge, the Office of LGBT Life physical space will remain closed until January 31st.

During this time we will continue to offer virtual programs and resources for our community, including our Queer Discussion Groups, mindfulness programs, LGBTeas, and weekly newsletters.

We miss you all, and we hope to see you in person later this spring!

Have questions? Looking for resources? Email Director Danielle Bruce-Steele at or Program Coordinator Jacqueline Veliz at
Graphic saying "The Office of LGBT Life Physical Space is Closed until January 31st! Stay tuned on IG (@emoryLGBTLife) for upcoming virtual programs & resources."

Call for Discussion Group Facilitators
Interested in leading one of our queer discussion groups this spring?

We are looking for facilitators for the following groups:
  • Queer, Trans, Latinx
  • Bi Pandemonium
  • Blackout
  • Transforming Gender
  • Aces + Aros
Email to apply!
Applications are due January 31st.

(And stay tuned for more info about dates and times for this spring's discussion groups)
Graphic with all of the information in the text above, plus "As a QDG facilitator, you will: Lead discussions, address and explore current news and trends, empower and support your community, and find life-long friends! Interested in proposing another discussion group? Email"
Safe Space Trainings:
Jan. 27 and Feb. 17
LGBT Life's Safe Space trainings continue!
These 3.5-hour trainings help students, staff, and faculty provide better support for LGBTQ+ individuals at Emory.

Sign up for a virtual safe space training at or by clicking the image below!
Graphic with dates and times for Safe Space trainings: January 27th from 9am to 12:30pm ET, and February 17th from 1pm to 4:30pm ET. Further, there will be additional dates in March and April.
Pride Awards Nominations
The Office of LGBT Life is seeking nominations for this year's Pride Awards!

These awards recognize and celebrate members within our community for their incredible contributions and commitment throughout the year. Learn more about each award on our website and go to or click the flyer below to nominate before the deadline of Monday, January 31, 2022.
Graphic listing Pride Awards categories: Chestnut LGBT Person of the Year, Outstanding Transgender Advocate, Berl Boykin Fierce Leadership, Outstanding Ally, Keeping the Faith, Alumni of the Year, Excellence in LGBT Writing. Email with any questions
Graphic saying "Save the Date for the Office of LGBT Life's Pride Awardds! Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Doors open: 6:30pm. Ceremony: 7pm. Location: The Hatchery at Emory Point."
GALA Leadership Award
Since 2009, Emory University's LGBT Alumni Group, GALA (Gay and Lesbian Alumni), and the Division of Campus Life have awarded the $6,000 GALA Leadership Award to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated leadership to positively impact the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities at Emory University.

Undergraduate students must apply before Jan. 24, 2022 in order to be considered for this award.

Click the flyer to learn general information about the award. Download the application here.
Graphic with information about the GALA Leadership award
Gender Affirming Items Initiative
Need gender affirming items and clothing? Register for the Gender Affirming Items Initiative to discreetly receive items such as binders and tucking underwear. Visit or click the image above for more info.
Graphic with info about the GAII. See text below for details.
Studies in Sexualities Essay Prize
Emory's Studies in Sexualities is hosting an essay contest! Submit a paper related to sexuality that you've written for any class at Emory University. The deadline to submit is Monday, January 24.
Graphic about the Studies in Sexualities 2022 Essay Prize. Deadline is Jan. 24th. The best undergraduate and graduate papers get $250. The upper word limit is 6000 words excluding footnotes and bibliography. Please include a 250 word abstract. Submit papers to More information at
LGBTQ+ Health Care Conference 2022
LGBTQ+ Health Care Conference 2022 logo
The LGBTQ+ Health Care Conference is a three-day event for those who seek to understand the unique health considerations and barriers to health care in the LGBTQ+ population.

Attendees will learn how to provide respectful, patient-centered, culturally competent health care by developing skills to establish rapport, recognize barriers to medical care, offer LGBTQ+ patients competent primary care and/or referrals to such care and identify the unique health risks in the LGBTQ+ population.

The conference is free for students.

More information can be found here:

To register, click on the image above or follow this link:
Use our LGBTQ+ Leadership Funds to attend conferences and more!
Speaking of the LGBTQ+ Health Care Conference, applications are open for both of Emory's LGBTQ+ Leadership funds! These funds can be used to attend leadership programs, conferences, networking events, and more!

The Dr. Daniel D. Adame Leadership Fund provides stipends of up to $1000 to support leadership opportunities for two LGBTQ+ students or allies each year. In keeping with the values of the fund's namesake, recipients will pursue opportunities related to physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, or environmental health.

The J. Michael Aycock Leadership Development Fund supports leadership opportunities and increases the leadership potential for LGBTQ+ students. Leadership opportunities can include but are not limited to attendance/participation in LGBTQ+ leadership retreats, LGBTQ+ leadership programs, LGBTQ+ networking events, and/or national, regional or state LGBTQ+ conferences. Awards are up to $1000.

More information about these funds, as well as application details, can be found by clicking on the image or the following link:
LGBTQ+ Leadership Funds graphic. See text above for more info.

Add/Drop/Swap into a gender-affirming PE class!
A PE class specifically designed for trans, gender non-conforming, and queer students? Sign us up! 😎💪🏽

Don't forget to add this class before Jan. 18, the last day of add/drop/swap!
Graphic about PE-285 Special Topics: Intramural Sports for Beginners. Open to gender non-conforming, non-binary, trans students, and their allies. Through this class, students will build confidence and community through sport. Individuals can wear whatever activewear that they are comfortable with. Teams will not be divided by gender. Please email with any additional questions.

Happy Spring Term!
Thank you all for an amazing fall term, and here's to an even more amazing spring! We hope to be able to connect with you all in-person soon!
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Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries should be directed to the Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

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