Queer Discussion Groups

The queer discussion groups are weekly, hour-long, low-commitment groups focusing on topics related to sexual and gender identities. Information on QDGs for the 2020-2021 academic year include will be updated in late August. Previous groups have included:

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.

Please check back in late August for fall 2020 meeting dates. 

Facilitator(s):

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.

Please check back in late August for fall 2020 meeting dates. 

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.

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.

Please check back in late August for fall 2020 meeting dates. 

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.

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

Please check back in late August for fall 2020 meeting dates. 

Facilitator(s):

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

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Karissa is a third-year student studying Classics & English. Her favorite ancient texts include the Iliad, the Symposium, the Philoctetes, and, of course, the poetry of Sappho. Karissa hails from South Florida, though her family recently moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. In her free time, Karissa enjoys cooking, playing the guitar, and watching Twin Peaks.

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

Please check back in late August for fall 2020 meeting dates. 

Facilitator(s):

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.

Please check back in late August for fall 2020 meeting dates. 

Facilitator(s)

Yemko Pryor (yemko.pryor@emory.edu)

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.

Please check back in late August for fall 2020 meeting dates. 

Facilitator(s):

Emiricus Brown-Murillo Gonzalez (emir.brown@emory.edu)

Open to students who identify as polyamorous (active or 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.

Please check back in late August for fall 2020 meeting dates. 

Facilitator(s):

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

Pronouns: He/him/his

Brent Allman is a 4th year PhD student in the Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution graduate program. He is very excited about engaging with the graduate and professional student population through the Office of LGBT Life! In addition to facilitating Queer Grads Discussion Group, Brent is also co-President of the LGBTQ+ Graduate Coalition at Emory. If you are a grad or professional student and have questions about queer life at Emory, please do reach out. In his spare time, Brent enjoys cooking, swimming, and caring for his pet praying mantis, Pray Tell.