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Week of Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Welcome to the weekly newsletter for the Office of LGBT Life at Emory.
Keep scrolling to see our announcements, upcoming events, and programs.
Upcoming Events

TODAY, April 20

Gaysian Reflections

Join Emory Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Activists (APIDAA) on Wednesday April 20 from 6-7pm in the Asian Student Center (AMUC 131) for donuts and a discussion about the unique intersection of identifying as a queer Asian.

Thursday, April 21

Reproductive Justice Networking Night

Interested in volunteering/working for an abortion rights org? Looking for a community of peers who are interested in reproductive justice? Join Emory Reproductive Health Association for a networking event on Thursday April 21st at 5:30pm in the Rollins courtyard!

Wednesday, April 27

LGBTeas: Paint Unwind

Join Student Staff Member Paul and friends for our last LGBTeas of the semester on Wednesday, April 27 from 5-6pm in AMUC 225! we will be painting mini canvases to unwind from the stress of finals. Materials and snacks provided!

Friday, April 29

Queer Grad Wine Mixer

Join LGBT Life for games, mingling, and light refreshments on Friday, April 29th from 4:30 - 6:30pm in the ESC Plaza (at the top of the stairs). Non-alcoholic drinks will also be provided!

Rain location is ESC N309
Atlanta Events


Queer Yoga in the Park

Come out, bring a mat, stretch, and enjoy the sun! Southern Fried Queer Pride is having Queer Yoga in the Park, led by Chel Xi of Osatyam, on Sunday, April 24th from 11AM to 1PM at Adair Park 1 (742 Catherine St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310). Click here for more info!

Masks are required
Queer Discussion Groups
Come by our QDGs for the last meetings of the term! Aces & Aros, Queer Grads, and Queer and Asian have already wrapped up for the term, but the groups listed below are still meeting one last time! Contact the discussion group facilitators for more information about the last meeting!

Final Meetings:

Queer Men – TODAY, April 20
Queer Trans Latinx – Thursday, April 21
Blackout – Friday, April 22
Bi Pandemonium and Transforming Gender – Friday, April 22

Aces & Aros - Mondays at 5PM ET  
Katie Stachowicz (
Open to anyone on the ace or aro spectrum, as well as those who are questioning.

Queer Grads - Tuesdays at 5:30PM ET
Connor Larsen & Yemko Pryor
Welcomes LGBTQ+ Graduate students from all of Emory's schools to form a community around the full spectrum of queer identities and queer life.

Queer and Asian - Tuesdays at 7PM ET
Trisha Sengupta & Advik Bharadwa
Provides opportunities for students to celebrate the intersections of sexual identity, gender identity, and Asian heritage and culture.

Queer Men - Wednesdays at 7PM ET
Esteban Ancona & Angel Barrueta
Open to people who identify as queer men to engage in conversation
and support.

Queer, Trans, & Latinx - Thursdays at 5PM ET
Paul Cruz Jr. and Isabella Montealegre
Open to all people of Latinx/Hispanic heritage that identify as LGBTQ+ or questioning.

Queer Women - Thursdays at 6PM ET
Jayden Behling and Marley Goldman
Open to people who identify as queer women, including but not limited to lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Emory community members.

BlackOUT - Thursdays at 7PM ET
Destinee Gulley (
Open to people who identify as Black and LGBTQ or questioning to explore
the intersections of their identities.

Trans-forming Gender - Fridays at 5PM ET
Miles Sterling (
Open to people who identify as genderqueer, transgender, trans,
gender non-conforming, intersex, or gender questioning.

Bi/ Pandemonium - Fridays at 6PM ET
Catherine Aniezue (
Open to people who identify as bisexual, pansexual, or exploring the intersections of their identities.
Additional Opportunities 

Job Opportunity:

International Association of Trans Bodybuilders & Powerlifters

The IATBP, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, works to create a safe space for Trans, NB, and GNC people to explore their identities in a supportive, safe, and inclusive environment.

Position Description:
Financial and administrative assistant, approximately 5 hours/week; more time may be required for two weeks before and two weeks after the competitions. This year’s competition will be held on October 1, 2022. This is a chance to work with caring people deeply committed to human rights for all, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. Pay begins at $15/hour.

About You:
You have familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint; a High School diploma or GED. You have the willingness to learn on the job, and be part of a team. This position may be eligible for work-study support for those who may be current students.

Click here for more information! To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to Bucky Motter, Please be sure to include your name, email and phone number.

QTPiE Emerging Scholar Grant

In order to address the void of quantitative queer and trans scholarship in higher education, QTPiE is providing the opportunity for an emerging scholar to collaboratively work with QTPiE to analyze quantitative data on queer and trans college students. Benefits include $1500, collaborating on a summer 2022 research project with QTPiE members, presenting findings in a national webinar, and the potential to co-author an academic manuscript.

Proposals are due Friday 5/6.

QTPiE's website has more information. Click here for the Call for Proposals and to submit a proposal. And email Jay Garvey at with questions.

Doctoral students, independent researchers who have graduated with their doctoral degree within 3 years, postdoctoral fellows, early career faculty within 3 years of entering the professoriate, and practitioner scholars who are working in postsecondary education or nonprofit organizations will be considered.

Fall 2022

Out for Undergrad Conferences

Apply to one of the three Out for Undergrad Conferences this fall!

The O4U Engineering Conference takes place September 16 - 18 and is geared towards serving students that identify as LGBTQ+ and plan on pursuing a career in engineering, whether it be industry or academia.

The O4U Tech Conference takes place September 23 - 25 and includes networking, speeches, and opportunities to learn about working in technology at companies ranging from startups to publicly-traded companies.

The O4U Marketing Conference takes place October 14 - 16.

Conferences are free to attend! Flights, hotel, and conference costs are covered entirely by O4U, with no application or registration fee!

For more information and to apply, click here.
Applications are due May 1.

Apply to Emory BCJ's

Signature Event Fund for Inclusivity and Belonging by May 15

Is your student organization hosting an event that promotes Emory students’ understanding of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or social/economic class? Apply to the Belonging and Community Justice Student Fund for Inclusivity and Belonging for funding!

Awards range from $500 to $30,000 per event.
Deadline for the Fall 2022 semester is May 15! Click here to apply!
Emory Reproductive Health Association's Vibrator Stories
The Emory Reproductive Health Association's new zine is out, featuring stories and art on Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (QTBIPOC) experiences with masturbation health, self-pleasure, and safer-solo-sex practices!

Click here or on the image to access it, or come by the office to peruse our physical copy!

What is a zine? A zine (short for magazine) is a self-published work usually made about a specific topic or community (in this case masturbation)
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