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 2019-2020 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: Thursdays, 8PM
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators:

Amari Sutton
(amari.sutton@emory.edu

Pronouns: She/her/hers

I am a fourth-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.

Aaron Campbell (aaron.campbell2@emory.edu)

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: Wednesdays, 5PM
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators:

Louise Liu (louise.liu@emory.edu)

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.

Currently inactive. If you are interested in facilitating this group, please email Megan Pendleton at Megan.pendleton@emory.edu

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: Mondays, 5PM
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators:

Arianna Murray
(arianna.murray@emory.edu

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: Fridays, 5PM
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators: 

Ashley Rivas-Triana
(ashley.rivas-triana@emory.edu)
Teresa Apel (teresa.apel@emory.edu)

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: Tuesdays, 4PM
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators:

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

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

When: Tuesdays, 7PM
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators:

Connor Innes (connor.innes@emory.edu)
Esteban Ancona (esteban.jose.ancona@emory.edu)

 

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: Thursdays, 5PM
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators

Megan Weible (megan.weible@emory.edu)

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Megan is a Columbus, Ohio native and senior Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology major in the College. She hopes to attend medical school and/or earn a Masters in Genetic Counseling. In addition to serving as a Student Staff member in the LGBT Office, she facilitates a weekly discussion group for queer women.

Outside of the Office, Megan is involved in Emory Miracle, greek life, and dance. She is also raising a future guide dog named Ruby.

Her passions lie in areas of creative writing and poetry, disability rights and activism, as well as the intersection between dichotic themes, such as choreographic process and patient care.

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.

Currently inactive. If you are interested in facilitating this group, please email Megan Pendleton at Megan.pendleton@emory.edu

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

Currently inactive. If you are interested in facilitating this group, please email Megan Pendleton at Megan.pendleton@emory.edu

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: Tuesdays, 5PM
Where: 132 Alumni Memorial University Center - Office of LGBT Life

Facilitators:

Brent Allman (brent.elliott.allman@emory.edu)