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Queer Grads

The LGBTQ Center and The Graduate School partner to provide opportunities and resources for our LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual)-identified graduate students to aid in their academic success and to build community.

Some of these include:

Graduate Social Hour and a Half (G-SHAH)

The LGBTQ Center hosts a social hour (and a half) twice a  month at various locations in Carrboro and Chapel Hill for graduate and professional students and friends. Visit the Events Calendar, "like" our Facebook page, or subscribe to our listserv in order to stay updated on upcoming G-SHAH dates and locations.

Come take a break and meet fellow graduate and professional students at the next G-SHAH. All graduate and professional students, friends, family and partners are welcome to attend!

Spring 2017 G-SHAH dates and locations:

1/26, YesterYears

2/9, Imbibe

2/23, TRU Wine + Deli

3/9, TBD

3/23, TBD

4/13, TBD 

4/27, TBD

Graduate Speaker Series

The LGBTQ Center, Graduate & Professional Student Federation, Program in Sexuality Studies, and the Graduate School are co-sponsoring this speaker series to share the work of graduate & professional students, UNC faculty, and local researchers conducting research related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

If you are conducting LGBTQ-related research and are interested in presenting as part of this series in the 2016-2017 school year, please email us at

For more information, see the Series page or check out our Events Calendar.

Safe Zone Training

The LGBTQ Center sponsors a specialized Safe Zone training specifically geared towards graduate and professional students, instructors, postdocs, and faculty.  Completion of this training will equip you with many of the concrete skills and resources you'll need to be an ally to students and colleagues of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. 

Spring 2017 Graduate and Professional Student SafeZone training will be held on April 5 from 9:30 am-1:30 pm. 

To register for this event, please fill out this form or contact Leah Taraskiewicz at and include your name and UNC department/school affiliation in the body of the email. 

LGBTQIA Graduate and Professional Student ListServ

Keep up with Graduate and Professional student events by subscribing to the listserv!

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Other ideas?... Stay Connected!

Do you have ideas for events or programs for graduate and professional students that you would like to see? Would you like to participate in a brown bag discussion regarding a specific topic? Let us know!

Stay in the loop with Queer Grads events and programming and request to be added to the graduate listserv today!

Email Leah Taraskiewicz, Graduate and Professional Student Program Coordinator at if you have any ideas or suggestions.