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Speak Up, Speak with Us (NYC)

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The LGBTQA and Social Justice Center has a semester’s worth of discussion groups for students to speak with each other and share stories about realities and experiences. Which ones will you go to and speak your mind?

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, and 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. And they’ve got multiple opportunities for you to express yourself and speak up about your experiences at various discussion groups.

Queer People of Color-Collective (QPOC-C)
Fridays, October 3 and 10, November 14 | 12:00 p.m.
Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a series of facilitated conversations that celebrate, empower, and create space for queer people of color to share stories, experiences, and create community. The QPOC-C will instigate dialogue around important topics that impact QPOC identity development, academic, and professional life and relationships. Conversations will be facilitated by Denise B. Santiago, PhD, and Christopher Godfrey, PhD.

Coming Out Group
Mondays, October 6, 20, and 27; November 3, 10, and 17 | 12:30 p.m.
Are you thinking of coming out? Questioning? Always coming out? Wondering if you should come out? Are you dating someone who is not out? Join our Coming Out Group to discuss various issues and realities associated with the ongoing process of coming out. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Kelly Herbert at Space is limited, sign-up is required.

Just B!
Tuesdays, October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18 | 3:30 p.m.
Join Maleia Sheflin for 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. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Kelly Herbert at Space is limited, sign-up is required.

T*-Time: A Discussion Series for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals
Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. | October 14 and 28, November 11 and 25
Join J-Mase III, the rowdiest trans queer poet around, for a discussion series for trans* and gender non-conforming folks. Trans* encompasses the many diverse identities that exist under and outside of the transgender umbrella. This includes, but is not limited to, transgender, genderqueer, agender, genderless, genderf*ck, third gender, two spirit, bigender, nongendered, and those who are questioning their gender identity. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Space is limited, sign-up is required.

The Gay and Queer Male Experience
Fridays, 12:00 p.m. | October 17 and 31, November 28, December 5 and 12
Join staff member Jonathan Hooker and Professor Jason Whitesel for a series of conversations about issues and realities experienced by bisexual, pansexual, and queer men. Topics will include body image, health, dating, sex, drugs, and NYC.

All discussion groups will meet at 41 Park Row, Room 903, on Pace University’s New York City Campus. For more information, contact Assistant Director for the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center Kelly Herbert at