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Week of Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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

🌸 Happy Women's History Month! 🌸
Upcoming Events

TODAY, Wednesday, March 2

Emory Well-Being Fair

Join Chanel, Taína, Danielle and Jackie from BCJ's Center for Women, Office of RACE, and Office of LGBT Life for a well-being fair. There will be free massages, a baby cow, puppy therapy, and more!

Come by for an afternoon full of fun and friends!

Friday, March 4

Queer Graduate and Professional Student Mixer

Want to meet some other queer and professional grad students?
Join us at our queer graduate and professional student mixer 
this Friday, March 4, from 6-7:30 PM at ESC N309

Tuesday, March 15

Intersex Rights Advocacy & Allyship Panel

We are collaborating with the Queer and Trans Collaborative at Rollins on March 15th at 12PM ET for a panel discussion of intersex rights and advocacy!

Register at the link here.

Thursday, March 17

Free Rapid HIV Testing

Get tested for HIV on Thursday March 17 at the Emory Student Center!
Pride Awards and Lavender Graduation

Join us Wednesday, March 30 for the

Pride Awards

Save the date for the Office of LGBT Life's annual Pride Awards,
happening at the end of this month on March 30, 2022 at 7PM!

Join us as we celebrate our amazing graduating class as well as the students and staff who make our campus an absolute joy every single day.

Click here to register to attend!

Are you a graduating senior?

Make sure to register for the Lavender Graduation at the Pride Awards!

We are extending our deadline to this Friday, March 4th!
Register for Lavender Graduation and receive a Lavender Graduation Stole during our in-person celebration.

Lavender Graduation will take place at the
Pride Awards on March 30th at 7PM. Click here to register!
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 

Due Friday March 4

There's still time to sign up for our
Queer Book Club

Sign up today to be part of the Spring 2022 Queer Book Club! Our spring selection is The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo, which reinvents the classic American tale of the Great Gatsby as a coming-of-age story full of magic, mystery, and glittering excess, and introduces a major new literary voice. Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/lgbtqbook44 to join the club! All participants will receive a copy, and seats are limited.

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!

Open Call for Artists, Writers, and Storytellers:

QTBIPOC Experiences

Submit your art or writing here.

Thursday, March 3

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 next engagement session is this Thursday, March 3 on Zoom.

To learn more about public engagement sessions or RSVP, click here

Thursday, March 4 at 7PM ET

Women of Excellence Awards

Celebrate with the Center for Women on Thursday, March 3 for the 2022 Women of Excellence Awards.

Registration is required.
Visit tinyurl.com/WOEAwards2022 to register for our in-person celebration
or to receive the event streaming link.
Queer Reads for Black History Month
Black History Month may officially be over,
but it's never too late to pick up a queer and Black text!
Check out these recommendations by our student staff member, MJ Brown.
Emory Helpline: 404.727.4357 (HELP).
Open from 9pm - 12am, 7 days per week during the academic year

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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