2020-2021 Winter Break Events

The LGBTQ Center is offering multiple low-key virtual events during this year's unusually long winter break. We have incorporated those events with some hosted by other student and campus organizations to bring you this winter calendar centering LGBTQIA+ campus members!

 

Tue 12/01

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Trans Talk Tuesday

First and Third Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM on Zoom

Trans Talk Tuesday is a peer support/discussion group for people who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, or who are questioning their gender. This space is meant to provide community and connection among folks on the basis of gender identity.

Contact the facilitator for details at anole.halper@gmail.com.

Wed 12/02

Minecraft Night

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM via Zoom.

Join the LGBTQ Center Ambassadors and other LGBTIQA+ or allied students for a night of Minecraft. Sign in and RSVP on Heel Life for Zoom link and instructions. Download Minecraft for free beforehand here: https://education.minecraft.net/get-started/download.

Drop-in event. Feel free to join without video/mic.

Fri 12/04

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Book Club: Recommendations

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM via Zoom.

The LGBTQ Center Book Club is a twice-monthly meeting of lit nerds and casual readers who love to discuss books, fanfic, and other readings with LGBTQIA+ themes. 

Join us to discuss reading recommendations: What are you reading? Tell us what you’ve loved, as well as what you’ve hated!

Drop-in event. Feel free to join without video/mic. Sign in and RSVP on Heel Life for Zoom link and instructions.

Tue 12/08

Jackbox Party Games I

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM via Zoom.

Join the LGBTQ Center Ambassadors and other LGBTIQA+ or allied students for a night of Jackbox Party Games. We'll be playing Jackbox Party Pack 6 tonight!

Drop-in event. Feel free to join without video/mic. Sign in and RSVP on Heel Life for Zoom link and instructions.

Fri 12/11

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Book Club: Giovanni's Room, Cigarettes and Wine

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM via Zoom.

The LGBTQ Center Book Club is a twice-monthly meeting of lit nerds and casual readers who love to discuss books, fanfic, and other readings with LGBTQIA+ themes. 

Join us to discuss Giovanni's Room and Cigarettes and Wine.

Both readings are available online for via University Libraries:

Drop-in event. Feel free to join without video/mic. Sign in and RSVP on Heel Life for Zoom link and instructions.

Mon 12/14

Arts and Crafts

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM via Zoom.

Join the LGBTQ Center Ambassadors for arts and crafts. We'll have some ideas for things you can make with household items, but feel free to bring projects you're already working on!

Drop-in event. Feel free to join without video/mic. Sign in and RSVP on Heel Life for Zoom link and instructions.

Tue 12/15

"Trans Talk Tuesday" in blue text within a white speech bubble overlapping with pink speech bubble and light blue background

Trans Talk Tuesday

First and Third Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM on Zoom

Trans Talk Tuesday is a peer support/discussion group for people who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, or who are questioning their gender. This space is meant to provide community and connection among folks on the basis of gender identity.

Contact the facilitator for details at anole.halper@gmail.com.

Wed 12/16

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QGAPS Virtual Social

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM on Zoom. Register for link.

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact Jay Jayaraman, Graduate and Professional Student Program Coordinator, at meerajay@email.unc.edu

 

Zoom link will be emailed just prior to the event!

Thu 12/17

STEM Pride of the Triangle Logo

STEM Pride Virtual Social Hour

Third Thursdays 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Zoom

Join queer and allied STEM students and professionals from

across campus for STEM Pride's Monthly Social Hour! We'll catch up with old

friends and meet folks from around UNC. Introverts and first-timers always welcome.

Fri 12/18

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Book Club: Fun Home and No Tea, No Shade

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM via Zoom.

The LGBTQ Center Book Club is a twice-monthly meeting of lit nerds and casual readers who love to discuss books, fanfic, and other readings with LGBTQIA+ themes. 

Join us to discuss Fun Home and No Tea, No Shade.

Both readings are available online for via Internet Archive and University Libraries, respectively.

Drop-in event. Feel free to join without video/mic. Sign in and RSVP on Heel Life for Zoom link and instructions.

Mon 12/21

Pictionary

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM via Zoom.

Join the LGBTQ Center Ambassadors for "Weird Pictionary." The same game you love, just a little wackier! Draw your worst and have the best time!

 

The first hour of this event will be affirming, but will not focus on LGBTIQA+ themes. We ask participants to help keep this boundary to avoid outing our friends who are living in unsupportive environments.  For example, consider what is in your zoom background when participating in this event. But for the final thirty minutes we'll let our pride flags fly!

Drop-in event. Feel free to join without video/mic. Sign in and RSVP on Heel Life for Zoom link and instructions.

Tue 12/22

Holiday Baking Party

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM via Zoom.

Join us as we bake for the holidays! Make cookies, cupcakes, or other sweet treats while catching up with friends. Even if you don't bake, come by to hang out and see what other people are making.

 

This event will be affirming, but will not focus on LGBTIQA+ themes. We ask participants to help keep this boundary to avoid outing our friends who are living in unsupportive environments.  For example, consider what is in your zoom background when participating in this event.

Drop-in event. Feel free to join without video/mic. Sign in and RSVP on Heel Life for Zoom link and instructions.

Tue 1/05

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Trans Talk Tuesday

First and Third Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM on Zoom

Trans Talk Tuesday is a peer support/discussion group for people who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, or who are questioning their gender. This space is meant to provide community and connection among folks on the basis of gender identity.

Contact the facilitator for details at anole.halper@gmail.com.

Wed 1/06

"Among Us" Night

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom.

Join the LGBTQ Center Ambassadors and other LGBTIQA+ or allied students for a night of Among Us.

 

This event will be affirming, but will not focus on LGBTIQA+ themes. We ask participants to help keep this boundary to avoid outing our friends who are living in unsupportive environments.  For example, consider what is in your zoom background when participating in this event.

Drop-in event. Feel free to join without video/mic. Sign in and RSVP on Heel Life for Zoom link and instructions.

Fri 1/08

"Book Club" next to illustration of short row of books with half-rainbow bookends on either side.

Book Club: Recommendations

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM via Zoom.

The LGBTQ Center Book Club is a twice-monthly meeting of lit nerds and casual readers who love to discuss books, fanfic, and other readings with LGBTQIA+ themes. 

Join us to discuss reading recommendations: What are you reading? Tell us what you’ve loved, as well as what you’ve hated!

Drop-in event. Feel free to join without video/mic. Sign in and RSVP on Heel Life for Zoom link and instructions.

Thu 1/14

Jackbox Party Games II

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM via Zoom.

Join the LGBTQ Center Ambassadors and other LGBTIQA+ or allied students for a night of Jackbox Party Games. We'll be playing Jackbox Party Pack 6 tonight!

Drop-in event. Feel free to join without video/mic. Sign in and RSVP on Heel Life for Zoom link and instructions.