La Colectiva Feminil
La Colectiva Feminil at the University of Texas at Austin is a group created by Latinas for women of color. It is the mission of this group to share our experiences as women of color within a post-secondary institution in order to discuss the intersectionality of race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class and other -isms. It is our ultimate goal to direct our energies toward giving back to our community by means of mentoring and tutoring youth in the surrounding Austin area.
Contact us at email@example.com for more info, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ColectivaAustin.
UT Queer Chorus
Do you love to sing? Do you love queer things? If you said yes to either, you belong in UT’s Queer Choir. No singing experience is required! Seriously, everyone is welcome. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queer People Of Color & Allies [QPOCA] exists to contribute to the self empowerment and visibility of people of color, queers and our communities at UT. We have weekly meetings in the Multicultural Information Center [MIC], alternating Community meetings and Executive meetings. Feel free to drop by the MIC, SAC 1.102 any time and say hi to us or our advisor, Jaya soni.
PEGOUT IS the new trans group. For more information on how to get involved, please e-mail email@example.com.
Longhorn Gaymers is UT’s newest LGBTQ Student Organization oriented for anyone who supports the community and likes playing video games. The club’s focus is to provide the community with another safe, comfortable, and welcoming outlet that allows us and allys to enjoy the finer points of video gaming we all love. Although we are a spankin’ brand new group, our neverending agenda keeps expanding with new ideas on how to better collaborate with QSA and other clubs, getting our voices heard across campus, and making positive differences in the Austin community with our love for games!
So if you like plump Italian men in chic denim overalls, if flashy 10 hit combos make you squeal, if spending hours in Azeroth is your idea of a relaxing day, or if simply mashing that x button like there’s no tomorrow gets you going, then come to our meetings.
Because we have yet to decide on a permanent location, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep you updated!
Queer Student Alliance
The Queer Students Alliance was founded as the GLBT/Ally Affairs Agency in 2000, and the name was changed in May 2006. Queer Students Alliance, an agency of The University of at Austin Student Government, exists to foster leadership within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities at the university. In addition to advocating for LGBTQ students and hosting community-wide events, the Alliance acts as an umbrella group for all LGBTQ organizations at the university. Events that the Queer Students Alliance coordinates include: The Welcome Carnival, Queer Leadership Institute, Pride Week, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Queer Texas Conference, World AIDS Day, Awareness Week, as well as others planned throughout the year. Our goals are to: advocate on behalf of issues that have a particular impact on queer and allied communities on campus, increase awareness and visibility among the general campus population, and to strengthen and unite queer communities on campus by providing opportunities for collaborative work. Allies are most definitely welcome!!!
Integration through liberation!
StandOut is the main queer political organization at UT. Our purpose is to promote positive queer political activism and provide an inclusive environment for LGBTQ individuals and allies. We are a sexually diverse group seeking gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally members who wish to become more involved in issues related to and affecting the queer community.
Stand Out. Be Heard. Come help us in the fight for equality!
Visit texasstandout.blogspot.com or email us at TexasStandOut@gmail.com for more information about meeting times and location.”
For more information/location of the upcoming She Says meetings email email@example.com
Longhorns with Little Horns
Are you a student parent? Want to meet other parents just like you? Come join Longhorns with Little Horns, a new student led group on campus that’s working to improve the lives of student parents. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
LGBTQ Grad is a university-wide organization dedicated to fomenting a sense of community among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer graduate students and allies throughout the University of Texas at Austin.
If you are interested in joining our list serve, please visit
Queer People of Color and Allies
For more information on QPOCA meeting times, please go to qpocaTexas@gmail.com.
FLAGS (Federation of Lesbian, Ally, and Gay Sports)
FLAGS is the newest LGBT and recreational student organization at the University of Texas at Austin. We are committed to building and promoting community among gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally students at UT through sporting activities and events.
The purposes of our organization are:
To create a safe environment for LGBT and ally students to play sports and participate in recreational activities without out the fear of discrimination based on sexual orientation or athletic ability.
To offer a place for LGBT athletes to compete in recreational, intermediate, or high level competitive league play.
To introduce sports to the LGBT community on campus and to create an alternative venue for students to meet.
For more information about our organization please visit us online at www.uflags.org!
Women’s Resource Agency
The Women’s Resource Agency (WRA) at the University of Texas at Austin is an agency of Student Government aimed to provide resources and programming for the UT campus and community-at-large regarding women and women’s interest issues. For more information, please contact email@example.com .
Delta Lambda Phi SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
To learn more about Delta Lambda Phi National Social Fraternity, please visit www.dlp.org
Prism – LGBT Catholic students and straight allies
LGBT Catholics and straight allies…we do exist! Nonjudgmental, safe, and accepting: 100% openhearted fellowship. Join us for weekly get-togethers followed by night prayer. Mondays, 7pm, University Catholic Center, 2010 University Ave, 476-7351. For more information and/or to get on our listserve, email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.utcatholic.org .
Voices Against Violence
Voices Against Violence now has a student organization! As some of you might know, Voices Against Violence is sponsored by the Counseling and Mental Health Center and seeks to address issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. We aim to make our meetings a safe environment where our members can express themselves and control the pace of the conversation. Please email me at email@example.com if you’re interested in helping out!
FLAG wants to remind you that we meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month for parents dealing with someone who has come out to them or GLBTQ who are coming out to their families. Everyone is welcome to attend out meetings. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. For more information about PLFAG please visit… http://www.pflag-austin.org/or Facebook: PFLAG Austin
“LGBT*ALUM is an Intercollegiate Mixer for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni and Students in Austin, Texas. We welcome LGBT Alumni and Students from Leading Universities as well as our local friends at University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M. We gather on the third Tuesday of every month after work at a specified location in Austin for drinks and appetizers. It’s a great way to wind down a workday, meet new people and have fun. Please send us a request to join our Facebook group and check out our calendar on this page to find out the location of our next event!”
College Women’s Political Caucus
The College Women’s Political Caucus (CWPC) is in its earliest stages, so now is your chance to help shape this national organization! CWPC will be a campus affiliate of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), which exists to help elect pro-choice women candidates to political office on the city, state, and national level.
The goals and possible projects of CWPC include, but are not limited to:
Volunteering on political campaigns for local women political candidates.
Putting on and participating in trainings on a variety of topics related to political leadership and political campaigns.
Mentoring under-served middle & high school girls to help develop their leadership abilities.
Working to get the ERA ratified.
Networking with women political leaders.
Finally, the president of NWPC also sees the CWPC as THE place to start identifying, and training future political leaders. If you see yourself as a future politician, press secretary, communications director, or campaign manager (or other West Wing character of your choice…), this is the place to start garnering experience, connections, and support!
If you are interested in being an officer in CWPC, please email Harmony Eichsteadt at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We are planning an event on March 8th for International Women’s Day and would love for you to participate. As of now, we are planning on hosting this event in the West Mall, during the most trafficked times. Each organization that participates would set up an exhibit, table, or interactive display that would highlight an issue faced by women in the United States or abroad. Every organization can tailor their topic to the mission of their group. For example, the CWC-UT is planning on creating an interactive display that will detail women’s political involvement across the globe. Not only is this a great way for us to bring awareness to women’s rights issues, it is also an excellent opportunity to let more people know about our organizations and how they can participate.
We are currently talking with the Embrey Women’s Human Rights Initiative for ideas and support and with local female politicians to arrange a speaker for the event. Additionally, we are in the midst of applying for funding. If you are interested in participating please respond to this email as soon as possible so that we can get moving on planning this great event!
Waterloo Counseling Female to Male Support Group
Waterloo Counseling Center is going to start of Female to Male (FtM) support group. If you are interested in the group go to: http://www.waterloocounseling.org/index.html or call (512) 444-9922 ext. 100.
Lesbian or Bisexual Support Group
Lesbian/Bisexual Support Group/Wednesdays/2:30 – 3:45 p.m./SSB Counseling and Mental Health Center
Lesbian or Bisexual? Not sure? Having difficulty navigating UT? Wondering where to meet people like you? Difficulties with relationships? life? family? school? Join us for a supportive place to talk about any and all of the above. We welcome you to join other women in an open and safe environment to explore. Call (512) 471-3515 for more information on how to sign-up.
Voices Against Violence
This week, Voices Against Violence Student Org will be having it’s 1st meeting of the semester this Wednesday at the Union, in the Sinclair room from 5:30 to 6:30pm!
We will be having snacks and drinks so please come so it won’t go to waste!!!
This meeting will be casual. It will be more of a meet and greet meeting, and to welcome and introduce new comers.
Hope to see you all there!
This wed, Jan 26th; Union – Sinclair; 5:30pm-6:30pm
For any questions contact April Oviedo at bobozian@hotmailcom
Texas After Violence Project
As many of you know, the Texas After Violence Project is an independent non-profit organization conducting qualitative research about human rights violations, including serious violence, the criminal justice system, incarceration, and state executions.
We work primarily through a person-centered form of oral history in which we ask very few questions; we listen to and digitally record the first-person narratives of lived experience. When narrators have reviewed and approved the D.V.D.s and transcripts of their interviews, we make these narratives public in the manner and to the extent that their authors explicitly permit. We’ve started posting the materials online at the
Human Rights Documentation Initiative of the UT Libraries:
Currently, we are also conducting a survey. With the support of Dr. Matt
Richardson and Diana Claitor, and with the organizational support of allgo: a queer people of color organization and the Texas Jail Project, we are surveying Texas county jails concerning their practices and policies regarding transgender inmates.
If you, your friends, students or colleagues want to participate in serious, purposeful qualitative research, please join us. We offer two eight-week training sessions this fall. Both will begin this week, one on Thursday nights 6 -8 on the U.T. campus, and one on Friday afternoons, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. at our office by South Congress Avenue & Riverside Drive.
College Women’s Caucus
The College Women’s Caucus is a new national feminist organization designed to increasing political engagement among college-aged women, both on campuses and within their local communities. It is a part of the National Women’s Political Caucus, a multipartisan, multicultural grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political field and creating a political power base designed to achieve equality for all women.
The CWC at UT is the first chapter in the entire nation, which means YOU have a chance to shape the direction of this new national organization! Just a few of the things we will be doing this next year include:
Working on Student Government campaigns as well as local political campaigns
Hosting training sessions and forums open to all students on various political topics and on issues of concern to college women
Inviting successful women politicians to come share about their experiences in the political realm
Working with middle school and high school girls to give them the leadership skills and belief in themselves to be leaders later in life
Traveling to the National Women’s Political Caucus convention next summer
If you would like more information about CWC, please contact Alyssa Davis at email@example.com and check out our facebook group: College Women’s Caucus at UT.
First Gay Sensitive AA Meeting
Please come and support the 1st Gay sensitive AA meeting here on UT campus! No need to be a student or faculty, the only requirement for membership is the desire to stop drinking!!!
When: Every Wednesday from 12:00-12:45 noon
Where: Center for Students in Recovery located in the basement of the School Social Work Bldg. 1925 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin, Tx 78712.
For further questions you can contact Heather N.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ivana Grahovac 512-475-8352
Queer Performance Reading Group
I’m delighted to announce the spring semester schedule of the Queer Performance Reading Group. Each meeting will convene at Sao Paolo on San Jacinto at 3:30. As always, it is the social norm in this group that you are welcome to drop in and out (there is no expectation that every participant will attend every
meeting) and it is also fine to join the discussion even if you have not
read every word of the book.
Our spring semester schedule is:
Friday, February 11: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Touching Feeling: Affect,
Monday, February 28: Sara Ahmed, The Cultural Politics of Emotion
Monday, March 7: Jose Esteban Munoz, Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of
Friday, March 25: Tavia Nyong’o, The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance,
the Ruses of Memory
Monday, April 4: Judith Halberstam, In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender
Bodies, Subcultural Lives
Friday, April 15: Lawrence LaFountain-Stokes, Queer Ricans: Cultures and
Sexualities in the Diaspora
Monday, April 25: Scott Herring, Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism
I hope to see you soon at Sao Paolo to discuss these exciting books! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
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UT’s Counseling and Mental Health Center offers two all-female groups for survivors of interpersonal violence. More information about each group is outlined below and attached.
Call 512-471-3515 to talk with someone further about whether either group might be a good fit for you. Interpersonal Violence Survivors Group is a group that through weekly open discussions provides a safe space to focus on how violence and trauma influences day-to-day life and relationships, your strengths and creativity, and further growth and healing. Tuesdays 2:30 to 4:00
Reclaiming Our Voices is a weekly, structured support and therapy group that utilizes education, creative expression, playful movement, and ritual to help members move forward in their individual growth and transformation. Wednesdays 2:30 to 4:00