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Discussion Groups

Discussion Groups

Join your friends and peers for the following drop-in discussion groups on identity and community! Groups are facilitated by student peers and university staff members. Groups are not intended to replace therapy or counseling, and they are not open for research or observation.

You are welcome to drop in any of the groups below or contact their facilitators directly. Thanks for checking them out!

Gender Explorers

This open discussion group is a space for participants who identify across the gender identity/expression and trans spectrums to come together and explore concepts and constructs of gender in their own lives. This group is open to all members of the UW campus community.

Red Gym: GSCC
Every other Tuesday, 6:00-8:00pm
1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5

Facilitator contacts: Val Jacob and Eli Busk

Queerly Beloved

A group at Pres House for LGBTQ+ (and questioning) students and young adults to share fresh-cooked dinner and bond with each other across faith experiences.  We are a welcoming, uplifting space with no agenda but to form organic connections.  We include people of faith as well as those with more complicated faith backgrounds.  No matter your current beliefs, you are welcome at Queerly Beloved.

Pres House
Every other Monday, 5:30-7:00pm
1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4

Facilitator contact: Becca at Pres House

Fluid Sexualities

Join this open discussion group- for campus and community members- to build a community space for bisexual, pansexual, queer, questioning, fluid, and polyam folks!

GSCC
Every other Wednesday
5:00-7:00pm
1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6

Facilitator contacts:
Alex Little, Donnie Otto

Rainbow Recovery

In partnership with Live Free Student Wellness and Recovery, the GSCC is supporting space for LGBTQ+ identifying individuals to come together and talk about issues related to substance use, sobriety, and recovery-positive spaces. Everyone is welcome!

Wednesdays, 6:00pm
Live Free space, Student Activity Center

Facilitator contact: Maddie Matijevich at livefreeuwmadison@gmail.com.

Event Series Discussion Groups

These groups have morphed from biweekly discussions to trips, special events, and topic-based get-togethers! Check them out and and join us.

rooted

rooted is an event series intended for those who self-identify as LGBTQ people of color. We hope to provide a space to discuss your experiences with multiple intersecting identities and find support and fellowship with folks who’ve shared similar experiences. Come speak to the barriers you encounter because of your identities and share what you love about yourself and your communities.

Rooted is taking field trips in the 2019-2020 year! Check our newsletter and Facebook for details.

Facilitator contact: Tiffany Lee

Queer Students of Faith

Queer Students of Faith is an event series aimed at creating connection and conversation among LGBTQ+ students. We welcome students of any faith or spiritual background, and wish to create a safe space for people of any gender or sexual orientation who might not be comfortable within their own faith communities.

The Crossing
Every third Thursday
6:30-8:30pm

Facilitator contact: Benjamin at The Crossing

Discussion group coordinators