LGBTQ Affairs Newsletter
February 14, 2020
The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ+) Resource Center creates a safe space for thousands of students every year on the University of Arizona campus through programs, trainings, events, and through the LGBTQ Resource Center in the Student Union.

Drop by and visit us!

Student Union Memorial Center
4th Floor, Room 404V
Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Follow us on social media to get the latest updates on what the happenings are in the Center! 
In this newsletter...
Happenings in the Center
LGBTQ+ Affairs Clubs and Organization Meetings
Scholarship Opportunities
Cultural and Resource Center Events
Campus Wide Opportunities Resources and Events
Community Events
Happenings in the Center
Mid-week Reset
Join our faculty fellow, Russ Toomey, for community building and conversation.
Wednesdays, 12-2pm
Free Community Lunch from 12-1pm & Faculty Fellow Led Activity 1-2pm
1-on-1 coaching sessions 11 -2 pm with Dominique Calza
Schedule appointments with the LGBTQRC front desk or at:
(520) 621-7585 
 At the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Student Union Memorial Center (SUMC), 4th Floor, Room 404V
QTPOC Collective
Wednesdays 6-7 PM (starting January 29th)
LGBTQ+ Resource Center
(SUMC 4th floor suite 404V)
Click here to follow QTPOC on Instagram!
Do you need financial aid advice?
Your Financial Aid Peer Advisor is Here!
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2-4 pm
Fridays from 3-5 pm

You can also reach out via email at
Donations Needed for Queer Closet
Formal Shoes
Formal Clothes
XS and S Clothes
XL-XXXXL Clothes
Hygiene Products
Body Soap
Shampoo and Conditioner
First-Aid Kits
Black Hair Products

Drop off at LGBTQ+ Center, 4th Floor of Student Union
Gender Spectrum Support Group
Every Monday
Campus Health on the 3rd Floor, Counseling and Psych Services
For  more information contact:

This group will meet every Monday during the school year from 3-4:00 p.m. This group will take place at the new CAPS Satellite office in the North District -Honors Village, 1051 N Mabel, Second floor of Rec Center (corner of Mabel and Fremont)

This group is designed for UA students who are dealing with gender identities outside of the traditional binary system, whether transitioning from the gender assigned at birth, identifying as some combination of genders, neither gender, or questioning the role of gender in their lives. Terms such as transsexual, two-spirit, neutrois, agender, gender-queer, gender-fluid, transgender (and more) have been used to describe these identities. The low cost ($5 per group, billable to Bursar’s,) is for those who might need support and/or therapy to process their gender identity, deal with family and friends’ reactions, identify options of a transition process, and gather resources and support for issues related to gender. For more information, contact Martie van der Voort at or (520) 621-3334.

LGBTQ+ Support Group
Every Tuesday, 4pm
Student Union Memorial Center (SUMC), 4th Floor, Rm 412
Free and open to all Wildcats
For more information email:

This group meets every Tuesday from 4-5:30 p.m. in room 412 of the Student Union during the academic year. This group is a safe space for UA students, staff and faculty to talk in an open and supportive environment about issues impacting their lives and the LGBTQ+ and Allied community. This group is facilitated by LGBTQ+ staff to provide resources and guidance. It is free and confidential. For more information, contact Martie van der Voort at or (520) 621-3334.
LGBTQ+ Affairs Clubs and Organization Meetings
Delta Lambda Phi is doing Spring Recruitment! If you are interested please attend some of the following events: 

Monday February 10th- Informational, 5-7 PM
Tuesday February 11th- Mocktails, 5-7PM
Wednesday February 12th- SAAF Volunteering, 6-8PM 
Thursday February 13th- Game Night, 5-7PM
Friday February 14th- Crafting, 5-7PM

For more information follow us on Instagram @DLPomega
Pride Law & SAGA Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic 
Wednesday 3/25 6-8pm 
Saturday 3/28 10am-Noon

University of Arizona College of Law, 
Rountree Hall (Corner of Helen St. & Mountain Ave.) 
Free parking in College of Law lot

Supervised law students will help change individuals' gender marker and/or names to align with their identities! 

Assistance and information are free 

Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian 
Tuesdays 6:30
@LGBTQ+ Resource Center

oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is an organization that facilitates greater involvement and leadership of the LGBT*QQIAAP community in the sciences. Specifically, the organization's mission is to (1) educate, empower, and engage a diverse community (2) identify, address, and advocate for the needs of queer students in the STEM fields and (3) fulfill these needs through reciprocal mentorships, networking, and professional development opportunities. You can find more information at or find the University of Arizona group on facebook!
Meets every other Wednesday from 5-6pm

AROspaCE is a social discussion group for folks who identify on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrum. AROspACE meets biweekly.
Scholarship Opportunities
PFLAG Tucson/Alliance Fund 18th Annual Scholarship Program 2020 Scholarship Information and Application Process Application deadline is March 31, 2020 for FALL 2020 
It is that time of year again…time to apply for a PFLAG Tucson/Alliance Fund Scholarship!  This project is supported in part by funds from the LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.  We anticipate awarding several $1,000 joint scholarships to LGBTQ+ persons or an active straight ally to attend an institution of higher education. These scholarships were founded in memory of Gene More, beloved past president of PFLAG Tucson, Mark and Art Woodland, and Norman “Mick” Meader, our invaluable past PFLAG secretary. 
Applicants can be either a graduating high school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student, and a resident of the Tucson Metropolitan area or Pima County, attending any college or university.  The application deadline is March 31, 2020. 
The requirements for a PFLAG/Alliance Fund Scholarship are: • Must be a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person, or an active straight ally;  • Must be accepted to an institution of higher education for the period for which the scholarship is requested. 
A complete application packet shall consist of: 1. The application (personal information page). 2. An essay detailing the applicant’s plan for higher education, activities within the community, what will this scholarship mean to you and your family financially, and why PFLAG Tucson should award a scholarship to you. 3. Two letters of recommendation (one must be from someone other than a family member); and, 4. A copy of the student’s admission acceptance letter (if the applicant is a current student, an unofficial grade transcript). 
The essay should be between 300 and 800 words and detailed enough to describe the applicant and their situation to the committee.  Any information that is provided will be used only in the scholarship selection process and will be kept in the strictest confidence.  If you have any questions, please contact us at or call us at (520) 360-3795. 
All needed information must be submitted in one envelope and postmarked by March 31, 2020 to:  PFLAG Tucson Scholarship Application    P O Box 36264   Tucson AZ 85740-6264  You may send via email to      
The applications for the PFLAG Tucson scholarships are reviewed by a select committee established by the PFLAG Board. Applications will be judged on an individual basis using only the information provided by the applicant. All applicants will be notified by email of the committee’s decisions by April 30, 2020. 
The board of directors of PFLAG Tucson and their families are excluded from receiving or applying for this scholarship. (Application and personal information form on next page)

For a printed copy of the scholarship, please contact the LGBTQ+ Resource Center

We believe that one way to elevate our community is through higher education. We recognize that there are many deserving college students in the LGBT+ community who may need assistance, mentoring, and support in their college careers, and who, due to their identification as LGBT+ may be at risk for loss of educational funding and support.

To support those students, we provide an annual scholarship. Please see below for the application details.


All applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship opportunity:

  • Self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, and/or another sexual or gender identity minority
  • Be seeking a degree in any area of study at The University of Arizona in the 2020-2021 school year
  • Have a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Demonstrate an interest in entrepreneurship or business ownership
  • Agree to attend a Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting
  • Consent to the use of your name and photo in conjunction with this award

We strongly suggest downloading the pdf of the application and preparing your application materials before returning to complete the online application, as you will not be able to save and return. 

The rubrics below will be used to evaluate your submission. 

Need help getting great letters of recommendation? See this website for some tips. 

Deadline to apply: 11:59 PM Arizona time, March 1, 2020


Cultural and Resource Center Events

Join us on Thursdays for DisabiliTEA chats

3:30-4:30 PM in Highland Commons room D217


This is a discussion group to learn about topics related to disability, ableism, and activism led by disabled students centering disabled students*. We will provide drinks, snacks, and a space to talk and build community. DisabiliTEA chats are held in a physically accessible and low-scent space. For any additional accommodation needs please contact us at


We hope to see you there, and feel free to share this flyer and event with your friends and colleagues!

*This group is open to all students, but will center the experiences and knowledge of disabled students and community members. This is a space to learn about ableism and disability justice, and to build community on campus and in Tucson.


Upcoming Topics & Dates:

January 16th: #WhenISayDisabled #SayTheWord

January 23rd: #SuckItAbleism #PowerToLive & Performative Environmentalism

February 6th: Disability Justice & Food Justice

February 20th: #DisabilityTooWhite

March 5th: #PatientsAreNotFaking

April 2nd: (In)Visible Disabilities

April 16th: #AcademicAbleism #WhyDisabledPeopleDropOut

April 30th: Am I Disabled Enough?

*Vertical flyer with text and image of 2 Japanese-Americans, one masculine presenting and the other femme presenting are in the fore-ground, with several other Japanese-Americans waiting at the train station in background*
And Then They came For Us
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
6 pm to 18 pm
Location: Kachina Room (Student Union 3rd Floor)
Immediately after the screening, there will be a discussion of the film. 


As members of the Trump administration have raised the specter of a Muslim registry and instituted an immigration ban against people from Muslim majority countries, they have cited the unconstitutional incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II as the precedent. As the documentary And Then They Came for Us demonstrates, the registration and incarceration of Japanese Americans was one of the worst violations of constitutional rights in American history. The U.S. government lied about the threat of espionage to justify the incarceration. Not a single person was ever convicted of espionage or treason. As we commemorate the 77th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 which was signed by President Roosevelt on Feb. 19, 1942, the film documents through the use of photos taken by Dorothea Lange and others, the damage this order did to 120,000 people, two thirds of whom were American citizens. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, And Then They Came for Us.
A week Of understanding the impacts of racial and ethnic diversity

1:00-2:00 pm Feburary 24-28, 2020
Monday: Immigration:
@at Woman Gender Resource Center (Student Union, 4th floor, SW corner)

Tuesday: Implicit Bias
@ THRIVE (Nugent building, lower level, Workshop room)

Wednesday: Enviormental Racism :
@ Native American Student Union ( Nugent building, 2nd floor, 203)

Thursday: AntiBlack Racism:
@ THRIVE (Nugent building, lower level, Workshop room)

Friday: Microaggression:
@GUERRERO (Cesar Chavez building, Chavez 205)

Come to 3 or More to win a hydro Flask!

Free FOOD! First come First serve!

Campus Wide Opportunities
Resources and Events
As part of Global Experiential Learning's (GEL) mission, we strive to find ways in which UA students from low-income, first-generation and minority backgrounds can take part in both international and domestic service-learning trips. This month, we will be holding a domestic trip to the San Xavier Farm Co-Op on February 21st from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  
Through this event, we’ll have students participate in learning about the history of the mission, as well as exploring the initiatives in which the farm is actively taking to regain traditional ways of agriculture, even getting our hands a bit dirty! The trip will be free of charge, as well has having free transportation and free lunch included. All University of Arizona students are invited and if you have any questions, please contact GEL Intern Giselle Delcid at

Flier Text: History. Tradition. Agriculture.
February 12, 2020
9AM - 4PM
San Xavier Farm Visit
Free of Charge; Lunch Included
The UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group Presents
National Symposium & Community Health Fair
February 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 pm
UAHS Campus, Wellness Walkway
FREE to all UArizona and Community!
FREE Morning/Afternoon Refreshments!! Free Health Screenings!!

Please register at:

For more information, visit:
Study Title: Media and the LGBQ+ Experience
Principal Investigator: Heather Gahler  

You are being invited to take part in a research study. In order to participate in this study, you must identify as a member of the LGBQ+ community, have told at least one person about your sexuality, and be between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.  The study will involve completing a short (15 to 20 minutes) online questionnaire.  Your participation is voluntary: you can stop at any time without penalty, but if you stop participating before the end, you will not be eligible to enter to win the raffle.  If you choose to enter your email at the end of the survey, you will be entered into a random drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

If you wish to participate in this study, please click on this link (or copy and paste into a browser) to access the questionnaire:

The deadline for participation in the first part of this study is Sunday 03/01/20 at 11:59 PM MST.

If you have questions about the study, feel free to contact the researcher: Ms. Heather Gahler at

What is SOS? SOS is for the UArizona community! If you have questions or issues and are unsure about where to go for answers, you can ask SOS. Whether you’re brand-new to campus or have been around for a while, just reach out to SOS for round-the-clock support.
Any Question. Just Ask.
Contacting SOS: 
Text: SOS to 97779
Visit the website or chat with us at
Gallagher Theater: M-F 10-3
Voice feminization Treatment program Using a Smartphone App.
We are recruiting adolescents and adult transwoman, with able-hearing and who own an iOS( iPhone or iPad) or Android mobile device. Participation involves weekly group and brief individual sessions in conjunction with daily voice practice with smartphone app (provided). For more information, please email Janet Hawley at:
Phone number: 520-626-6073
The Shift - Every Tuesday

Tune in as we hear from students, faculty, staff, and community members as they share their stories in this podcast about masculinity and power in academia, and trying to move towards a more healthy and inclusive environment.

Follow us on Instagram @shiftingua to stay up to date on episodes and other great content!
Color in Academia

Join us for a community meet-up!

MOCA of UArizona is a collective of student-parents who aim to create a supportive space and community for Mothers of Color on campus and beyond. 

Community Meet-up:

February 25
5:30 - 7:00
Guerrero Center,
Chavez Rm 205
Community Events

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