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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. You may also fill out this form and Tiffany will get back to you: Participation/facilitation interest form

rooted

rooted is a discussion group 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.

Every other Wednesday, 6:00-7:30pm, Red Gym

Email: Sheltreese McCoy at sheltreese.mccoy@wisc.edu.

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.

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm, LGBTCC
1/17 | 1/31 | 2/14 | 2/28 | 3/14 | 3/28 | 4/11 | 4/25 | 5/9

Fluid Sexualities

This is an open discussion group intended for those who are bisexual, pansexual, fluid or similarly-identified. The purpose is to provide space to discuss your experiences with your sexuality and to find support with others who have similar experiences. Come speak to the barriers you encounter because of your identity and share what you love about yourself, your community and your identity.

Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm, LGBTCC
1/19 | 2/2 | 2/16 | 3/2 | 3/16 | 3/30 | 4/13 | 4/27 | 5/11

WorldWide Rainbow

This open discussion group is a space for international or exchange students who identify on the LGBTQ spectrum. You can discuss your experiences as an international LGBTQ student on campus, as well as find community, support, and comfort in your identities. Come share and exchange your stories, perspectives, and culture.

Fridays, 6:00-8:00pm, LGBTCC
1/20 | 2/3 | 2/16 | 3/3 | 3/17 | 3/31 | 4/14 | 4/28

Queer Students of Faith

Queer Students of Faith is a small and informal discussion group on campus where students can meet and discuss the intersection of their faith and sexual/gender identity. We welcome students of any faith or spiritual background, and wish to create a safe space and open dialogue for people of any gender or sexual orientation who might not be comfortable within their own faith communities.

Tuesdays, 6:00pm
The Crossing: 1127 University Ave.

Email: Manny at manny@crossingministries.org

Queer Sobriety and More

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

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm, LGBTCC
2/7 | 2/21 | 3/7 | 3/21 | 4/4 | 4/18 | 5/2

Asexual Identities

Are you ace, gray-a, demisexual, aromantic, or questioning? Do you want to explore those terms and identities in a safer environment and meet people who have similar experiences? Asexual Identities is a new open discussion group for exploring what it means and what it can be like to have an asexual identity.

Interested in facilitating? Contact us!

Intersex Identities

Looking for community across the intersex spectrum? Come on out and make friends, discuss issues relevant to your experiences, and share space together.

Interested in facilitating? Contact us!

Discussion group coordinators

Tiffany Lee

Program Coordinator

tiffany.s.lee@wisc.edu

608-265-3344

Quasia Heru

Event & Program Coordinator

qheru@wisc.edu