Drop-In Clubs and Groups

The LGBTQ Center creates space for undergraduate and graduate students who share similar identities to come together in a welcoming environment to build community, share experiences, and support one another. These clubs and groups are facilitated by trained Peer Educators and discussions are based on different topics each week. Some of our groups are open to anyone and others are confidential spaces designed soley for people who share the identity of that specific group. The open groups are defined in the descriptions below and the confidential spaces are marked below with an "*". Groups marked with an "*" will be closed to anyone who does not share the identity of that group. 

Students looking to observe in order to fulfill academic requirements will NOT be permitted. Those students should instead register to attend an informative Safe Space Training session or email lgbtq@mail.montclair.edu for assistance. 


Spring 2017 Schedule

‌ ‌‌Aces Group

ACES and AROS
A weekly discussion and support group focusing on romantic orientation and (a)sexual identities included but not limited asexual, grey-A, and/or demisexual students, and their partners. This group is dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of (a)sexual identities at Montclair State by providing support and friendship in an open and caring environment. 

Time: Wednesdays at 12 noon starting Sept. 13
Location: Student Center, Room 110
Facilitator: Mason and Sara
Hosted by the LGBTQ Center

   

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BEYOND BINARIES* 
A weekly discussion and support group for bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, fluid and queer-identified students and their allies. Gender and Sexuality topics discussed each week. 

Time: Wednesdays at 4pm starting Sept. 13
Location: Student Center, Room 110E
Facilitators: Mia 
Hosted by the LGBTQ Center

   
comingouticon  COMING OUT & QUESTIONING GROUP*
A weekly open discussion and support group for students in various stages of the coming out process.

Time: Tuesdays at 1:30pm starting Sept. 12
Location: Student Center, Room 417
Facilitators: Mia
Hosted by the LGBTQ Center
   
Fabulous and Big Group

F.A.B. (Fabulous and Big)*
A weekly discussion group for LGBTQ+ individuals who describe themselves as bigger-bodied, fat-identified, plus-size, chubby, thick, etc. to discuss issues relevant to the community, examine intersections of identity, and discuss experiences.  

Times: Mondays at 4 pm starting Sept. 11
Location: Student Center, Room 110E
Facilitators: Sara and Rayne

   
Men  MEN'S GROUP*
A weekly discussion group for gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender-identified men. This group is a great way to meet other queer men of MSU and hang out in a relaxing, safe space. New topics are discussed each week. 

Time: Thursdays at 12 noon starting Sept. 14
Location: Student Center, Room 110E
Facilitators: Mason and Darling
Hosted by the LGBTQ Center
   
QBility Q-BILITY
A weekly discussion and support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students with physical, mental, chronic, or other disabilities. This group provides a space for students living at those intersections to discuss current events, obtain support, and make friends. 

Time: Tuesdays at 4pm starting Sept. 12
Location: Student Center, Room 110E
Facilitator: Joanne
Hosted by the LGBTQ Center

   
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Q-MMUNITY
Q-mmunity is a weekly queer meet-up/discussion group LGBTQ anad allied students. Come engage in fun, laid-back discussions ranging from identity, current and social issues and events, and life in general. Join our Q-mmunity - whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, same gender loving, two-spirit, asexual, or questioning... or fall anywhere on the queer spectrum. 

Time: Thursdays at 2:30pm starting Sept. 14
Location: Student Center, Room 110E
Facilitator: Darling
Hosted by the LGBTQ Center

   
QPOC  QUEER and/or TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR (QTPoC)*
A weekly discussion and support group providing queer and trans students of color with a space to explore their identities and the intersections between race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Time: Thursdays at 4pm starting Sept. 14
Location: Student Center, Room 110E
Facilitator: Damon and Rayne
Hosted by the LGBTQ Center
   
 TRANS TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES*
A weekly discussion and support group for undergraduate and graduate students who identify as transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, agender, bigender, gender fluid, gender non-conforming, or any other non-cisgender or non-binary identity to discuss topics like navigating MSU, gender identity, expression, transitioning, and friends and family. 

Time: Tuesdays at 12 noon starting Sept. 12
Location: Student Center, Room 110E
Facilitators: Mason 
Hosted by the LGBTQ Center
 
   
 WOMEN WOMYN'S GROUP*
A monthly meeting space for lesbian, bisexual, queer, cis and trans womyn. Come hang out in a relaxing, safe space with other queer womyn of MSU. New topics are discussed each month. This group is trans inclusive so anyone who identifies as a woman may attend, regardless of sex assigned at birth.

Time: TBD
Location: Student Center, Room 110E
Facilitators: TBD
Hosted by the LGBTQ Center