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Week of Friday, Jan 28th, 2022

For those of you just getting back, welcome back to Atlanta!

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

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

We are looking for co-facilitators for the following groups:
  • Queer, Trans, Latinx
  • Bi Pandemonium
  • Blackout
  • Transforming Gender
Email to apply!
Applications are due January 31st.
GALA Leadership Award
Have you had a positive impact on the LGBTQ+ community at Emory?
Would a $6,000 scholarship help you to continue your amazing work?

We want you to apply for the
GALA Leadership Award!
Graphic with information about the 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.

Leadership doesn't have to be traditional. Make sure to apply if you've had any kind of impact here at Emory or want to have the financial freedom to have an impact next year.

Click the flyer to learn general information about the award. Download the application here.

Applications are due Friday Feb. 4th
Pizza with Prez. Fenves
Graphic that says "Free? Cheese and Pepperoni? Oh, yes please! Join us for Pizza with Prez. Fenves! Stay and eat (limited seating) or grab & go! President Fenves will be dropping by to welcome you back to campus. At the Belonging and Community Justice Identity Spaces (Asian Student Center, Center for Women, Centro Latinx, Emory Black Student Union, and LGBT Life). AMUC first floor. Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 5 to 6 PM.
Join us this coming Wednesday Feb. 2 from 5-6 pm at the Belonging and Community Justice (BCJ) spaces on the first floor of the AMUC for a welcome-back pizza night!
Register for Emory's
Lavendar Graduation
The 2022 Lavender Graduation is fast approaching! This graduation event takes place every March at the Pride Awards. You will receive a Lavender Graduation box, which includes a lavender diploma, rainbow cords, and gifts from the Office of LGBT Life, and can choose to be featured as a Lavender Graduate.

This year's Pride Awards will be held March 30.

The deadline to register for the Lavender Graduation is Friday, February 25.

More information can be found here.
Nominate a
Graduating Woman of Excellence
Nominate a graduating woman who has demonstrated leadership, inclusivity, and a commitment to making Emory a better place for all! Selected students will be invited to receive an honorary pin at a special ceremony on Thursday March 24, 2022.

Submit nominations here by February 21, 2022.
Black History Month
February is Black History Month. Register for Emory Black Student Union (EBSU) and Racial And Cultural Engagement's (RACE) many Black History Month events at!
Emory Helpline reopens February 1st
Emory Helpline  is a confidential, peer support telephone hotline that serves the Emory community by providing support for students with non-urgent mental health needs.

Access the Helpline by calling 404.727.4357 (HELP).

The Helpline is open from 9pm - 12am, 7 days per week during the academic year
Let's Talk:
Drop-in Consultations for Graduate and Professional Students
Let's Talk is an informal, free, confidential, consultation service that allows graduate and professional students to speak with a clinician and receive support for any challenge they may be experiencing.

More information about the program can be found on this flyer or towards the bottom of the page here.

Business School, Laney Graduate School, School of Medicine, & Rollins School of Public Health students can access a Let's Talk consultation here.

School of Law, School of Nursing, & Candler School of Theology students can access a Let's Talk consultation here.
Pride Awards Nominations
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
There are only a few more days left to nominate outstanding individuals for the 2022 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.
Greenville Museum of Art:
Call for (Queer) Artists
GMoA is looking for work influenced and inspired by the experiences of growing up queer in the American South for an exhibition June 3 – September 24, 2022 title Growing Up Queer in the South

Artists can submit up to five (5) artworks but should clarify if multiple works are part of a series. There is no submission fee for this exhibition.


More information can be found on the submission form here.
Physical Space Reopens on Monday!
Due to the recent COVID-19 surge, the Office of LGBT Life closed our physical space for the start of the semester. 

On Monday, January 31st we will open our office back up to our community.
 Make sure to stop by and say hello, grab a snack, check out our library, or watch Drag Race with our student staff!

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).

Should you need this document in an alternate format, or require a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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