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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.

 

January 16      Introductions

January 30      Bathrooms

February 13    Relationships

February 27    Issues people of color face in the Trans & Non-Binary community

March 12        FAQ: Ally Weel

March 26        Visibility and Representation in Society

April 7             Dealing with Legal Name Change

April 23           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. 

January 14     Introductions

January 28     Grey Spectrum 101

February 11    Relationships

February 25    Issues people of color face in the grey community

March 10        FAQ: Ally Week

March 24        Visibility and Representation: Moving Through Society

April 7             Dealing with Mental and Physical Health

April 21           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.