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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.

The "L" Word

Spring meeting schedule: Bimonthly on Mondays from 6 - 7:30 p.m.


Date Topic
January 14 
Introduction 
January 28  First Girl I Loved & Coming Out 
February 11   Relationships and Breakups
February 25  Gays That Pray: LGBT Culture and Faith 
March 11  Building Families
March 25  Sex-Ed 
April 8  FAQ: Fearfully Asked Questions 

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 — Jesselyn and Matilda 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 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

 Spring meeting schedule: Bimonthly on Tuesdays from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Date Topic
January 15 Introductions and Campus Resources
January 29  Disclosure of Identity
February 12 Love and Relationships
February 26 Legal Name Change (floridanamechange.org
March 12 Jobs, Careers, and Resumes
March 26 Fish Bowl 
April 9 showing and discussion about the film
 MAJOR! 
April 16 Military

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 Calvin 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.

Exercising the Rainbow

Spring meeting schedule: Bimonthly on Thursdays from 6 - 8 p.m.


Date Topic
January 17 Introduction, Tour of Wellness Center and Basics of Working Out
January 31 Warm-up and Stretches 101
February 21 Yoga Classes / Free-Activities
February 28 Yoga Classes / Free-Activities
March 14 Rockwall
March 28 Glow-in-the-Dark Trails
April 11 Open Zip Line Night

Discussion and Information

Exercising the Rainbow is a group where the focus is to promote exercising and healthy habits for LGBTQ+ individuals and be a part of a group of like minded people to do these tasks with. This group will meet up at the LGBT Resource Center then will walk over to the Student Wellness Center. This group is open to all LGBTQ+, questioning and ally students.

 

Contact the group facilitators — Jasmine Elise Graham and Miles Taylor for more information on the group. Please note that Exercising the Rainbow is a peer led group and that there is no certified personal trainer or other accredited professional available at these events.

Social and Discussion Group Policy

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.

LGBTQ+ and Disability

Spring meeting schedule: Bimonthly on Fridays from 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.


Date Topic
February 1 Introduction and Gathering Input
February 15 Dating
March 1 Accessibility at Pride and Other Queer Spaces
March 15 Homo/Transphobia from Medical Professionals
March 29 Disabled LGBTQ+ Advocates
April 12 Temporary vs. Chronic Disability

Discussion and Information

LQBTQ+ and Disability takes a closer look at the dynamics of being LGBTQ+ while having a disability. Open to all to discuss and learn more about navigating this intersection. Inclusive of all disabilities: physical, mental, and neurodivergences.

 

Contact the group facilitators Kii and Charlie for more information on the group. Please note that LGBTQ+ and Disability is a peer led group and that there is no mental health counselor or other accredited professional available at these events.

Social and Discussion Group Policy

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.