LGBTQ+ Affinity Spaces

In partnership with WGC + MRC

Spaces that center particular identities, open to those looking to find connection and community with other folks with similar identities! Co-facilitated by professional staff and student staff from the Centers.

Questioning/Exploring 

Every Monday, 8:00pm- 9:00pm | Zoom 

An affinity space hosted by the Queer Resource Center for student looking for an open space to talk to others who are exploring or questioning their gender, sexual, and/or romantic identities! Participants are encouraged to participate in the degree you feel comfortable (feel free to join without your camera, mic, and to communicate using the chat function).

Ace/Aro/Gray Space

Saturdays: 9/26,10/10, 10/24, 11/7

1:00-2:00pm via Zoom

Ace/Aro/Gray Support Space centers those who identify as asexual, aromantic, questioning, or along either spectrum to affirm and celebrate their identities. All are welcome. 

Questions? Email qrc@amherst.edu or liked/follow the Ace/Aro/Gray Space Facebook

Trans (TAS)

Tuesdays: 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17

8:00-9:00pm via Zoom

Open to current students and alumni in the five colleges, this space centers all folks of trans experience, including those who explicitly identify as transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, and/or at some distance from the gender they were assigned at birth and/or who are exploring their gender identity. This space is coordinator and supported by both the QRC and WGC. 

Questions? Email qrc@amherst.edu or wgc@amherst.edu 

Nonbinary (NAS)

Tuesdays: 9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10

8:00-9:00pm | Zoom

This space is dedicated to empowering and uplifting nonbinary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and gender creative students, faculty, and staff. This is a space that centers people who identify within these groups or who are exploring their identities

Questions? Email qrc@amherst.edu or wgc@amherst.edu 

Pan, Bi & Joy (PB&J)

Fridays: 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6 

4:00-5:00pm via Zoom

An affinity hosted by the QRC that centers those who identify with the bisexual and pansexual spectrum where people can talk about the intersectionality of their sexuality, their other identities, and other aspects of their lives.

QTPOC: Queer & Trans People of Color 

Wednesdays: 9/16, 9/30, 10/28, 11/11

8:00-9:00pm | Zoom

QTPOC (Queer and/or Trans People of Color) group seeks to support students in the five colleges who identify as queer/trans/genderqueer people of color. This group seeks to provide a safe space for queer people of color to build community, to celebrate all facets of our identities, and to engage in meaningful discussion. This space is coordinator and supported by both the QRC and MRC. 

Questions? Email qrc@amherst.edu or mrc@amherst.edu 

LGBTQ+ Student Organizations 

Amherst Athletes & Allies

Amherst Athletes & Allies is safe space for queer and trans athletes and their allies to discuss the intersectionality of their identities. 

Questions? Email qrc@amherst.edu.

Amherst Safe Space for Kinksters (ASK)

ASK is a social, support, and education group for kink, fetishes, BDSM, open/poly relationships and other alternative sexualities and relationships.

Questions? Email qrc@amherst.edu if you're interested in being invovled in leadership! 

Pride Alliance

Amherst College Pride Alliance works throughout the entire Amherst community to foster understanding and respect for issues that affect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, and allied community both on campus and in society at large. Pride Alliance organizes discussion meetings, informational events and material, and social events.

Questions? Email pridealliance@amherst.edu or find the Pride Alliance Facebook Group.