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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 email Dwan Love-Dinkens for more information.

The "L" Word

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 — 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.

 

Fall Semester Schedule

Lez-B Friends (August 29)

What Does Feminism Mean to You? (September 12)

Identity Politics + LGBT History, How Does Consumerism Affect the LGBT Community? (September 26)

What is Good Sex? (October 10)

Healthy Relationships (October 24)

Out and About (November 7)

FAQ; Fearfully Asked Questions (November 21)

Trans Talks

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 - Xzavier, 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 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.

Fall Semester Schedule

Introduction (Aug. 28)

 

Social Transition and Identity (Sept. 11 )

 

Resources on and off campus (Sept. 25 )

 

Coming Out Stories (Oct. 9 )

 

Dealing with Dysphoria (Oct. 23 )

 

Medical Transition (Nov. 6 )

 

Being Trans with disabilities (Nov. 20 )

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.

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.

 

Fall Semester Schedule

Mondays (biweekly) 3 - 4 p.m.