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Week of Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Welcome to the weekly newsletter for the Office of LGBT Life at Emory!

We are so excited to welcome you all to our LGBTQ+ community at Emory.
Keep scrolling to find out more about our office, upcoming programs,
resources, and announcements. 🥰🌈🎉
Meet the LGBT Life Staff!

Danielle Bruce-Steele (she/her)
Director, LGBT Life

Hello, everyone! Welcome to a new semester at Emory. We have a great year of events planned and can’t wait to build community with you! Chat with me about queer film and television, coffee of all kinds, and my gentle parenting aspirations.

Megan Pendleton (she/her)
Assistant Director, LGBT Life

Welcome to Emory! I’m thrilled to connect with you all, and look forward to all this year has to offer! I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD and I enjoy sports, poetry, and DIY projects!


Jacqueline Veliz (she/her)
Program Coordinator, LGBT Life 

Hiya! I can't wait to meet new friends and reconnect with old pals in the coming weeks! The team has been preparing for your arrival all summer and I am so glad y'all are finally here. Find me at the office to chat about NYC living, Atlanta's art and QTBIPOC community, and good food!
Stay tuned next week to meet our office's
undergraduate and graduate student staff!
Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 24

Open House

Join us this Wednesday to check out our space in AMUC 132, meet the LGBT Life full-time and student staff, and learn about our programs and resources.

We'll have cupcakes, popcorn, and giveaways! 🌈🧁🌸✨

Monday, August 29
- Friday, September 2

Week of Giveaways


Stop by every day next week to chat up some friends, gain familiarity with our space, and of course, collect your daily swag item! We are releasing exclusive tote bags and stickers, vintage LGBT Life water bottles, shirts, and masks, and more!

While supplies last. 

Tuesday, September 6


Come connect with community and learn about the office at this mixer focusing on Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous People of Color.
We'll have snacks and giveaways! 

Thursday, September 8

Queer Graduate & Professional Student Welcome Picnic

We are inviting all queer graduate and professional students to join us for food, games, snacks, and community. Bring your families and partners for a fun time in the sun!

RSVP Link!

Queer Communities at Emory
& in Atlanta

Sign-up for LGBT Life's

Queer Community Groups 

The Office of LGBT Life is seeking Leaders for our Queer Community Groups! Queer Community Groups (QCGs) are weekly, hour-long, student-led groups focused on centering identities in the queer and trans communities. 

Sign up here!

Emory Pride's

First Year Welcome

Emory Pride is Emory's undergraduate LGBTQ+ student organization. Stop by the First-Year Quad on Monday at 2PM to connect with Emory's fun and friendly queer community!

Follow them on the Hub and Instagram to stay up-to-date on their programs and opportunities!
You can also sign up for their newsletter by emailing 

Emory University's

LGBTQ+ Student Organizations

In addition to Emory Pride, Emory University has several student organizations for Queer and Trans students. Follow 

LGBTQ+ Grad Student Coalition

Emory OUTLaw (Law School Students)
Queer/Trans Collaborative at Rollins (Rollins School of Public Health Students)

Goizueta Pride Alliance (Goizueta Business School Students)

Sacred Worth (Candler School of Theology)

Sorority Fraternity Pride Alliance

Oxford Pride (Undergraduate Oxford Students) 

She ATL Arts

Summer Theater Festival

The 2022 SheATL Theater Festival will run August 18-28 at the Schwartz Performing Arts Center on the Emory University Atlanta Campus. It will present 4 full-length plays by gender-marginalized artists.

Click here for more information!

Charis Books & More's

Body Becoming: A Path to Our Liberation

Charis and The Agnes Scott College Department of Bible and Religion welcome Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza in conversation with Rev. Connie Tuttle for a discussion of Body Becoming: A Path to Our Liberation. Combining that deep listening and living with their work in activism, Body Becoming offers us a way of understanding the body beyond constructions--political or medical-industrial-complex defined--toward cultivating the body as important in our endeavors to build a more inclusive vision for democracy. 

Register here. 
Additional Opportunities 

Apply to LGBT Life's

Graduate Assistant Position

Calling ALL creatives, organizers, brainiacs, and friendly faces!
The Office of LGBT is seeking to hire Graduate Assistant for the upcoming academic year to assist in the planning and implementation of educational and professional development programs.

Click here for more information! 

Atlanta City Council's

Equality and Unity Welcome Reception

Councilmember Keisha Waites is hosting a Pride Equality & Unity Welcome Reception for the City of Atlanta and they are in need of volunteers! The purpose of the Equality & Unity Pride Reception is to celebrate diversity, promote equality, and unity, and recognize the work and contributions of our LGBTQ pioneers, trailblazers, and community leaders. The evening will kick off Pride weekend in Atlanta.

Interested students can sign up at

Atlanta Spotlight:
Atlanta Black Pride Weekend
On Sunday, September 4th run on over to Piedmont Park to celebrate and be in community with Queer Black love. Come for the love, stay for the music and incredible food! 🔥💫💖
Emory Helpline: 404.727.4357 (HELP).
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