Queer Discussion Groups

The queer discussion groups are weekly, hour-long, low-commitment groups focusing on topics related to sexual and gender identities. Groups for the 2018-2019 academic year include:

Queer Discussion Groups


Welcomes queer Black students to join us weekly for conversation. This group provides a space for any black students who also identify as LGBTQ to explore the intersections of their identities.

When: Fall 2018, TBD
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life


Facilitators:

Amari Sutton (Amari.sutton@emory.edu)
She/Her/Hers

Amari.sutton@emory.edu

I am a second-year student pursuing a double major in Sociology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Transitioning from a small town to Atlanta has allowed me to pursue my own educational and professional goals and be more connected to queer communities. However, I see value in linking these two realms, and I am always attempting to find and establish space for diasporic, black queer folks in elite spaces, like Emory University.

Provides opportunities for students to explore and celebrate the intersections of sexual identity, gender identity, and Asian heritage and culture. The group is open only to people who identify as queer and Asian, however they choose to define it.

When: Fall 2018, TBD
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators:

Dian Dian (dian.dian@emory.edu)

Minnie Yang (minnie.yang@emory.edu)

She/Her/Hers

I'm Minnie, a sophomore majoring in history and potentially doubling in WGS. I'm from West Lafayette, Ind. I'm really into movies, music, photography, and art. I'm in the university symphony, and I have a WMRE radio show called E G G. I look forward to making connections with more people and helping in any way I can!

This group explores ways to celebrate our identities and navigate a predominantly white, hetero/gender normative campus as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and/or intersex students of color.

When: Fall 2018, TBD
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators:

Nadia Bayatzadeh (nadia.zoila.bayatzadeh@emory.edu)
She/Her/Hers
Hi! My name is Nadia and I am a 2L at Emory Law. I was born and raised in Miami. I attended undergrad at the University of Florida where I worked at the LGBT resource center. I led discussion groups and provided safe spaces for LGBTQ+ students. I am a mixed heritage queer woman hoping to share my experiences and provide a safe space for others to share theirs.

Focusing on students, this discussion group explores the experiences of bisexual and pansexual people at Emory, including the joys and challenges. The group is open to all students who identify as a bisexual or pansexual.

When: Fall 2018, TBD
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators:

Marshall Crayton (marshall.jaymol.crayton@emory.edu)
He/Him/His

This group provides a space for students of Latinx/Hispanic heritage who identify as LGBTQ to share their experiences and explore the intersections of their identities.

When: Fall 2018, TBD
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators: 

Paula Quezada (paula.quezada@emory.edu)

She/Her/Hers

Hello y'all! My name is Paula Camila Quezada, a third-year student at Emory. I was born in Peru and I immigrated to South Florida in 2004. I lived there until the fall of 2015 when I started here at Emory. I'm a facilitator because I strive to provide and care for our current queer and Latinx community. I'm interested in LGBTQIA issues, dogs, bubble tea, and Peruvian Food.

Victoria Alarcon (victoria.alarcon@emory.edu)

They/Them/Theirs

Hello! My name is Victoria and I am a junior studying Biology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I was born and raised in California but now live in Florida. I love to dance, draw, and eat Peruvian food. I am so excited to facilitate this group and help create a safe and supportive environment for y'all on campus.

This group is open to students who are questioning their gender or identify as trans in any way, including non-binary, genderqueer, agender, etc. 

When: Fall 2018, TBD
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators:

Karissa Kang (karissa.jungmin.kang@emory.edu)

she/her/hers

I'm Karissa, and I'm a first-year studying classics and English. I'm from South Florida, but attended high school in Massachusetts and will always have a soft spot for New England.

It is my pleasure to facilitate Trans-forming Gender, a group that allows me to share chitchat, laughter, and tears alike with my fellow trans students. When I'm not facilitating, you can find me playing guitar during Catholic Mass, or eating at the DUCling.

This group provides a space for students who identity as queer men to engage in weekly conversation and support. 

When: Fall 2018, TBD
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators:

Ronake Desai (ronake.desai@emory.edu)

He/Him/His

My name is Ronake, and I'm first-year at Emory studying Political Science and/or Human Health. I'm from Massachusetts, but I call South Carolina home. I enjoy geopolitics and spend lots of time keeping up with world events. I also enjoy reading, playing piano, and singing. I'm incredibly excited to be facilitating the Queer Men's Discussion Group because I have a passion for building community and I'm excited to meet new people. Come stop by!

Connor Innes (connor.innes@emory.edu)

He/Him/His

This group was created to support anyone who identifies as a queer woman at Emory. This includes but is not limited to lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Emory community members.

When: Fall 2018, TBD
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators: TBD

This student organization and discussion group supports students who self-identify on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrums, as well as all students who may be questioning.

When: Fall 2018, TBD
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators: TBD

Open to students who identify as polyamorous (active or inactive).

When: Fall 2018, TBD
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators: TBD

Welcomes LGBTQ+ graduate students from all of Emory's schools to form community around the full spectrum of queer identities and queer life. Join us weekly for informal conversation around the intersections of our identities, current events, and more.

When: Fall 2018, TBD
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

If you are interested in facilitating or co-facilitating any of these groups or creating a new group, please contact Megan Pendleton at megan.pendleton@emory.edu.