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Identity Groups

Make friends and find support at the LGBT Resource Center biweekly identity groups. The identity groups are peer-led discussion groups that explore diverse identities within the LGBT community. All of our groups welcoming all identities including ally and questioning!

 

Remember, this are peer-led discussion groups, not support groups. There will be no therapist or other accredited mental health professional present. For more information on support groups with a counselor, please contact the counseling center at (904) 620-2602.

If you have any questions about our identity groups, please email Dwan Love-Dinkens at d.love@unf.edu

 

If you want to start an identity discussion group, please fill out this form and email it to Dwan Love-Dinkens.

Unmasking Masculinity

Fall Meeting Schedule and Topics: Bimonthly on Mondays from noon - 2 p.m.


Date Topic
August 27 The Mask of Masculinity
September 10 Toxic Masculinity
September 24 Masculinity in Queer Spaces
October 15 Masculinity in the Media
October 22 Body Image and Masculinity
November 19 Friendships, Relationships, and Masculinity

Discussion and Information

Unmasking Masculinity is a peer-led discussion group that provides participants with a unique opportunity to share experiences and support others within the LGBTQIA community in a safe and confidential environment. We will offer themed discussions on coming out, relationships, gender identity and new group topics as interest emerges. This group is for any students who wish to discuss social and personal issues falling on the male/masculine spectrum, including women, non-binary and trans students, gay and bisexual men, queer folks, etc.

 

Contact the group facilitators -- Haiden Baier for more information on the group. Please note that Unmasking Masculinity is a peer group and that there is no mental health counselor or other accredited professional available. 

Support and Discussion Group Policy

All Unmasking Masculinity participants must be currently enrolled in classes at the University of North Florida. Special considerations will be made for college students at FSCJ, JU, or another college/university. One-time exceptions may be made for visitors by contacting Kaitlin Legg, Director, at least one week prior to preferred visit. A one-time exception is not necessarily guaranteed.

 

The primary mission of these groups, as well as the UNF LGBT Resource Center, is to support LGBTQIA college students. Due to increasing attendance and need, the Center can no longer support community members within social groups. In addition to the scope of the Center’s mission, social groups also must follow safety and confidentiality agreements and safe space guidelines, which restrict most areas of service to college students and the campus community.

The "L" Word

Fall Meeting Schedule and Topics: Bimonthly on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Date Topic
August 27
Introduction
learn more about this new identity group, future discussion topics, and the facilitators
September 10     Stereotypes and Labels
discuss labels within the community and consider the most common stereotypes
September 24 Relationships and Breakups
share you relationship and breakup stories
October 8 Coming Out
share your coming out story or listen to others, discuss the lessons learned through the process
October 22 Sex-Ed
discuss different definitions and practices of healthy, safe relationships
November 5 Removing the taboo on female sexuality
discuss the effect of society's gender normative roles
November 19 Building families
a discussion on building your own "family"

Discussion and Information

The "L" Word is a peer-led discussion group that allows female/feminine and lesbian spectrum identified individuals to meet and discuss a wide range of topics on coming out, relationships, labels, family dynamics, etc. The discussion group is open to all individuals falling on the female/feminine spectrum, including but not limited to: nonbinary, gender nonconforming and trans, bisexual women, queer folks, and questioning.

 

Contact the group facilitators — Vivian or Jesselyn for more information on the group. Please note that The "L" Word is a peer group and that there is no mental health counselor or other accredited professional available at these events.

Social and Discussion Group Policy

The "L" Word is a peer-led discussion group that allows female/feminine and lesbian spectrum identified individuals to meet and discuss a wide range of topics on coming out, relationships, labels, family dynamics, etc. The discussion group is open to all individuals falling on the female/feminine spectrum, including but not limited to: nonbinary, gender nonconforming and trans, bisexual women, queer folks, and questioning.

 

Contact the group facilitators — Vivian or Jesselyn for more information on the group. Please note that The "L" Word is a peer group and that there is no mental health counselor or other accredited professional available at these events.

All The "L" Word participants must be currently enrolled in classes at the University of North Florida. Special considerations will be made for college students at FSCJ, JU, or another college/university. One-time exceptions may be made for visitors by contacting Dwan Love-Dinkens at d.love@unf.edu at least one week prior to their preferred visit. A one-time exception is not necessarily guaranteed.

 

The primary mission of these groups, as well as the UNF LGBT Resource Center, is to support LGBTQIA+ college students. Due to increasing attendance and need, the Center can no longer support community members within support and social groups. In addition to the scope of the Center’s mission, social groups must also follow safety and confidentiality agreements and safe space guidelines, which restrict most areas of service to college students and the campus community.

Grey Spectrum 

Fall Meeting Schedule and Topics: Bimonthly on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Date  Topic 
August 28
Talking Terminology
introduction to the split-orientation model
September 11
The Deal with Demis
discussion of identities, other than asexuals and aromantics, that fall within the grey spectrum
September 25
The Relationship CompACE
how to navigate relationships on the grey spectrum — squishes vs. crushes and queer platonic partnerships
October 9
Coming Out
advice for coming out on the grey spectrum to friends, families, coworkers and more
November 6
Asexual Arrangements
a conversation about sexual activities on the spectrum — sex-positive and sex-repulsed

Discussion and Information

Grey Spectrum is a peer-led discussion group that allows asexual (ace), aromantic (aro), and other grey spectrum identified individuals to meet and discuss a wide range of topics associated with being on the grey spectrum. This group is open to all individuals under the Grey Spectrum including but not limited to: asexual, aromantic, demisexual, demiromantic, heteroromantic, or people questioning on the side of the Grey Spectrum.

 

Contact the group facilitators — Sam Gro or Bones B for more information on the group. Please note that Grey Spectrum is a peer group and that there is no mental health counselor or other accredited professional available at these events.

Social and Discussion Group Policy

All Grey Spectrum participants must be currently enrolled in classes at the University of North Florida. Special considerations will be made for college students at FSCJ, JU, or another college/university. One-time exceptions may be made for visitors by contacting Kaitlin Legg, Director, at k.legg@unf.edu at least one week prior to their preferred visit. A one-time exception is not necessarily guaranteed.

 

The primary mission of these groups, as well as the UNF LGBT Resource Center, is to support LGBTQIA+ college students. Due to increasing attendance and need, the Center can no longer support community members within support and social groups. In addition to the scope of the Center’s mission, social groups must also follow safety and confidentiality agreements and safe space guidelines, which restrict most areas of service to college students and the campus community.

 

Trans Talks

 Fall Meeting Schedule and Topics: Bimonthly on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Date  Topic
August 29 And General Introductions, Got a New Song and Here's the Instructions
September 12     The Road to Transition
September 26 Is This An Accurate Representation or a Reflections of My Insecurities?
October 10 I'm Coming Out, I Want the World To Know
October 24 If You Don't Think It Will Happened to You, Find The Person It Happened To
November 7 I Wish I'd Never Grown Up
November 21 DRAG

Discussion and Information

Trans Talks is a peer led discussion group that allows transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming individuals to meet and discuss a wide range of topics associated with being transgender. This group is open to all individuals under the Transgender Spectrum including but not limited to: Transgender, Genderqueer, Genderfluid, and Agender.

 

Contact the group facilitators -- Dylan Myers and River Ruiz for more information on the group. Please note that Trans Talks is a peer discussion group and that there is no mental health counselor or other accredited professional available at these events.

Support and Discussion Group Policy

All Trans Talk participants must be currently enrolled in classes at the University of North Florida. Special considerations will be made for college students at FSCJ, JU, or another college/university. One-time exceptions may be made for visitors by contacting Kaitlin Legg, Director, at least one week prior to preferred visit. A one-time exception is not necessarily guaranteed.

 

The primary mission of these groups, as well as the UNF LGBT Resource Center, is to support LGBTQIA college students. Due to increasing attendance and need, the Center can no longer support community members within social groups like Trans Talks. In addition to the scope of the Center’s mission, social groups must also follow safety and confidentiality agreements and safe space guidelines, which restrict most areas of service to college students and the campus community.