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Week of Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Welcome to the weekly newsletter for the Office of LGBT Life at Emory.
Keep scrolling to see our announcements, upcoming events, and programs.
The 29th Annual Pride Awards Ceremony is upon us!

If you haven’t yet, RSVP to attend here!


Truly, we can’t believe how far we’ve come since our first day back on campus.

This year’s Pride Awards ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate our community’s award winners and Lavender graduates, reflect on the year we’ve had, and enjoy each other’s company.


Come by early at 6:30pm to participate in some quilt making
and button making activities!

Join us tomorrow, March 30 at 6pm
for the Pride Awards

Thank you to Office of LGBT Life Student Staff Alum, Emiricus Brown-Murillo Gonzalez for creating our trailer for the second year in a row! 🙌🏽✨
Check it out on Instagram!
Upcoming Events

TODAY, March 29

Studies in Sexualities Spring Celebration


The Studies in Sexualities Program's Spring Celebration is coming up on March 29 from 4 - 5:30pm! Click here to join the Zoom!
 

THURSDAY, March 31

A Trans & Non-Binary Poetry Reading


Join us on Thursday, March 31 at 6:30pm for some amazing poetry with some amazing transgender poets!

Click here to register


Featured poets:

Emory's Day of Giving

Tomorrow, March 30 is Emory's Day of Giving!


Here at the Office of LGBT Life, the money you donate goes directly into supporting the wonderful LGBTQ+ students at Emory. By donating to LGBT Life, here's what you could be supporting:
 
$25+ Provide gender-affirming clothing through the Gender Affirming Items Initiative (GAII)
The GAII discretely supplies Emory students facing financial barriers with necessary gender-affirming clothing, such as binders and tucking underwear, at no cost. This program does not have a reliable funding source, and donors play a crucial role!

$175/year Support a Queer Discussion Group
The Office of LGBT Life has 9 queer discussion groups with an average weekly attendance of 8 students per group. Donate to the Office of LGBT Life to help expand our queer discussion group offerings and provide these groups with more resources

$50 - $325 Support Our Events and Mixers
Did you know that the Office of LGBT Life hosts community-building and self-care events throughout the year? Opportunities include relaxing and unwinding during bi-weekly LGBTeas and semesterly Graduate and Professional Student Brunches for students to connect across schools. Plus, the Office of LGBT Life also hosts the Queer and Trans People of Color Community Series for students to connect with staff from across campus several times per semester.  Finally, the Office starts each year with their infamous rainbow cupcake at the Annual Open House!
$50 LGBTeas Event
$175 Graduate and Professional Student Brunch
$200 QTBIPOC Dinner
$325 Rainbow Cupcakes
Queer Discussion Groups
QDGs are running again! Whether you've never attended or made it to every single meeting last fall, we would love to see you this term! Contact the discussion group facilitators for more information.

Aces & Aros - Mondays at 5PM ET  
Katie Stachowicz (Katie.stachowicz@emory.edu)
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
(connor.larsen@emory.edu; Yemko.pryor@emory.edu)
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
(trisha.sengupta2@emory.edu; advik.bharadwaj@emory.edu)
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
(esteban.jose.ancona@emory.edu; angel.alberto.barrueta.i@emory.edu)
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
(Paul.cruz.jr@emory.edu; Isabella.Montealegre@emory.edu)
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
(jayden.behling@emory.edu; marley.goldman@emory.edu)
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 (destinee.jenae.gulley@emory.edu)
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 (miles.sterling@emory.edu)
Open to people who identify as genderqueer, transgender, trans,
gender non-conforming, intersex, or gender questioning.

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

Student Health Services

Trans/GNC/NB Healthcare Survey

 
Calling all trans, gender non-conforming, nonbinary, and/or questioning students:

Have you been to Student Health Services for care? Have you interacted with Student Health Services in another capacity? Have you never heard of Student Health Services but want to know more?

We want your feedback! Take the survey for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

Civic and Community Engagement

Discussion with Maria Palacios


Join Emory Campus Life on April 18 from 7-8pm in the ESC for a discussion on the intersection of social justice activism, art, disability activism, and scholarship with Maria Palacios.

Or, check out the Zoom link!

Wednesday, March 30

Twin Memorials Conversations

As part of its efforts to honor and memorialize the untold experiences, stories, and contributions of enslaved individuals and their descendants who lived and worked on the university's original campus in Oxford, Georgia, Emory University is creating a plan for twin memorials that articulates and interconnects the shared histories of the Emory and Oxford campuses.

Emory highly values your comments, and is seeking input from students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as descendants, neighbors, and local community members.

The last few engagement sessions include:
  • Wed. March 30 at 2pm, Cox Hall – Emory University Campus Services Community
  • Wed. March 30 at 6pm, Manuel's Tavern – Atlanta Community
  • Thurs. March 31 at 11:30am, ESC – Undergrad, Grad, Professional students
  • Thurs. March 31 at 3:30pm, Woodruff Library – Emory Community
To learn more about public engagement sessions or RSVP, click here

Apply to Emory BCJ's

Signature Event Fund for Inclusivity and Belonging


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.
Applications are now open for the Fall 2022 semester! Click here to apply!

ATTA New Beginner's Clinics

Have fun and learn tennis in a judgement free zone!


Atlanta Team Tennis Association (ATTA) is an LGBTQ and Allies tennis group (established in 1988) that fosters inclusion and a sense of belonging through love.

Join them on April 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 4-5pm at Glenlake Tennis Center in Decatur for a beginner clinic – no experience needed.

Cost is $5 for students with student ID, or $10 for non-students. Tennis rackets will be provided.

Click here for more information, and email NewPlayerCoordinator@atta.org to sign up!
See you all tomorrow at
the Pride Awards!
✨  We can't wait to see you in your queerest & most celebratory attire!  ✨
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