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Equality Starts Here (NYC)

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This fall, the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center gets everyone talking with a semester’s worth of discussion groups where you can swap stories and share realities. To kick off the discussion, we’re hosting the 4th annual NY Transgender Health Conference.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Ally (LGBTQA) and Social Justice Center exists to create campus environments that are inclusive and supportive of student, staff, and faculty diversity in the areas of sexuality and gender identity and expression. The office promotes identity expression, self determination and exploration on all levels for all members of Pace University through advocacy, education, activism, programming, and a commitment to social justice. Think you want to get involved? Then look no further. Here are just some of the ways you can get involved this semester:

New York Transgender Health Conference
Friday, September 19 | 9:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m. | Student Union
Pace is hosting the fourth annual conference on transgender care and the universal right to health! Join the Community Healthcare Network for panels on caring for youth and adults, mental health issues, program implementation, community perspective workshops, and more! There will be a question and answer portion and breakaway sessions. Hear from medical professionals, organization leaders, elected officials, and individuals who identify as transgender about various topics impacting the health of the transgender community and gain insight into the needs of and work being done within the transgender community. Lunch will be served. Click here to register.

Friday Discussion Series
Fridays, 12:00 p.m.
September 26, October 10 and 17, November 7 and 21

The LGBTQA and Social Justice Center will host a discussion group on topics related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and ally experiences and realities. All are welcome. Snacks, coffee, and tea will be provided.

Coming Out Group
Mondays, 12:30 p.m.
October 6, 20, and 27, November 3, 10, and 17

Are you thinking of coming out? Questioning? Always coming out? Wondering if you should come out? Are you dating someone who is not out? Every Monday, the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center hosts a group to discuss various issues and realities associated with the ongoing process of coming out. The sign-up deadline is October 3.

Just B!
Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18

Be bold. Be visible. Be you. Join a discussion group for bisexual, pansexual, and non-monosexual identified people who are looking for a safe space to meet, mingle, and discuss their experiences and realities. The sign-up deadline is October 3.

T-Time*: A Trans* and Ally Discussion Group
Thursdays, 2:30 p.m.
October 14 and 28, November 11 and 25

Join us for a new discussion group for trans* individuals and our cisgender allies. Trans* encompasses the many diverse identities that exist under and outside of the transgender umbrella, including: transgender, genderqueer, genderless, third gender, two spirit, agender, and bigender. The sign-up deadline is October 10.

Gay and Queer Male Experience
Fridays, 12:00 p.m.
October 17 and 31, November 14 and 28, December 5

Join Pace faculty and staff for a series of conversations about issues and realities experienced by gay, bisexual, pansexual, and queer men. Topics will include body image, health, dating, sex, drugs, and NYC.

All discussion groups meet in 41 Park Row, Rm. 903, on Pace’s NYC Campus. For more information on these events or to join a weekly discussion group, contact Assistant Director for the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center Kelly Herbert at