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Identity Discussion 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 welcome all identities including ally and questioning!

Discussion Group Policy

 

Discussion group 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 local colleges/universities. One-time exceptions may be made for visitors by contacting Dwan Love-Dinkens, Program Coordinator, 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.


Remember, these are peer-led discussion groups, not support groups. There is 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

Trans Talks

Trans Talks is a peer led discussion group for currently enrolled UNF students. The group 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 Dwan Love-Dinkens 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.


Spring semester schedule

 

Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the LGBT Resource Center, John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1111.

 

DATE TOPIC
January 16, 2020 Introductions
January 30, 2020 Bathrooms
February 13, 2020 Relationships
February 27, 2020 Issues People of Color face in the Trans & Non-binary community
March 12, 2020 FAQ: Ally Week
March 26, 2020 Visibility and Representation in Society
April 7, 2020 Dealing with Legal Name Change
April 23, 2020 Arts and Crafts!

 

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 Dwan Love-Dinkens, Program Coordinator, 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 discussion groups like Trans Talks. In addition to the scope of the Center's mission, discussion 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

Grey Spectrum is a peer-led discussion group for people who identify on the grey spectrum or questioning. The discussion group is open to identities that include but not limited to asexual, aromantic, demisexual, demiromantic, etc. For more information on the group, email Dwan Love-Dinkens. 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.

 

 Spring semester Schedule 

Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in the LGBT Resource Center, John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1111. 

 

DATE  TOPIC 
January 14, 2020 Introductions
January 28, 2020      Grey Spectrum 101
February 11, 2020 Relationships
February 25, 2020 Issues People of Color face in the Grey community
March 10, 2020      FAQ: Ally Week
March 24, 2020 Visibility and Representation: Moving Through Society
April 7, 2020 Dealing with Mental and Physical Health
April 21, 2020 Arts and Crafts!

 

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 Dwan Love-Dinkens, Program Coordinator, 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 discussion groups like Grey Spectrum. In addition to the scope of the Center's mission, discussion 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.