Beginning Spring 2017, the IUPUI LGBTQ+ Center will begin offering four different community groups. These groups alternate between closed and open meetings, providing space for both the identity group and space for the education and inclusion of allies.
Why do we have closed group meetings?
Aside from these groups, there are zero spaces on this campus for trans people, queer people of color, asexual people, and queer women to be themselves. When meetings are closed, that means we are asking allies to respect our need to be with each other and to share common experiences privately without fear of judgment and criticism from people who may not understand our experiences.
Who is welcome at open group meetings?
Students, faculty, staff, and community members are all welcome to attend these meetings. They are not just for students, and not just for faculty and staff. At open meetings, allies to these identity groups are also welcome to come learn about our identities and how to be better allies.
What groups are there, and when do they meet?
Gender Spectrum is our group for transgender, gender nonbinary, and gender creative students, faculty, and staff. Gender Spectrum meets every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm in the LGBTQ+ Center. Every 1st and 3rd Monday are closed to allies.
She/Her/Hers is our group for queer and trans women students, faculty, and staff. She/Her/Hers meets every Tuesday from 4:30-5:30pm in the LGBTQ+ Center. Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday are closed to allies.
Aces is our group for asexual students, faculty, and staff. Aces meets every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30pm in the LGBTQ+ Center. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday are closed to allies.
Shades of Pride is our group for queer and trans students, faculty, and staff of color. Shades of Pride meets every Thursday from 4:30-5:30pm in the LGBTQ+ Center. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday are closed to allies