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Groups & Drop-Ins

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!

Polyam+

Are you polyamorous, nonmonogamous, or interested in open relationships?  Join us every other week for an in-community space to discuss identity, experiences, your needs and voices, and more.

Every other Monday
2/5, 2/19, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29
4:00-5:00pm

GSCC conference room

Facilitator contact:
Jason Roth

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.

Mondays
7:00-8:00pm
Pres House Prindham Lounge

Facilitator contact: Manato Murakami

Queer Students of Faith

For students who identify as LGBTQIA2S+ or as allies and want to learn more about queer theology, exploring the Bible and religious themes through the lens of the LGBTQIA2S+ experience.

Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays
5:30-6:30 pm
The Crossing

More info on the group and facilitators: Crossing Ministries

Hearts & Crafts

Join us in making handmade creations and heartfelt conversations all while being in community with LGBTQ+ MHS therapists. Supplies provided!

Every Tuesday
1:00-2:30pm
GSCC

LGBTQ Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk provides no-cost, informal, confidential consultations. Going to Let’s Talk can help you gain insight, support, and information about other resources.

  • No topic is off limits
  • Common concerns include: stress, sadness, worry, relationships, academics, family problems, and financial struggles 

Weekly on Thursdays
3:00-5:00pm

GSCC conference room

Facilitators: Blake Bettis, Mariessa Robles

Ask a Nurse: Give us your worst

Informal, confidential, 1:1 conversations for free! Come with all your questions for an LGBTQ UHS provider.

Wednesdays 3:00-5:00pm
GSCC

Facilitator: Erika Enk

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.

Facilitator contact: Tiffany Lee

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.

For now: Find us on the GSCC discord in the TGQ channel!

Discussion group coordinators

Tiffany Lee

Position title: Crossroads Coordinator

Email: tiffany.s.lee@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-3344

Katherine Charek Briggs

Position title: Assistant Director

Email: katherine.charekbriggs@wisc.edu