Discussion and Support Groups
The confidential support and discussion groups are a great way to become involved in the community. For students who are questioning and coming out, they are a safe place to talk with others who may have shared experiences. For all students, they are a wonderful place to make friends and explore identities. The groups are facilitated by University staff members and trained students who are LGBT Peer Educators. The groups listed below are all active this year. Please contact the LGBT Center if you are interested in joining any of these groups.
Beyond the Binary
This group is for students who do not identify as straight and also do not identify as gay or lesbian. If you feel you are straddling the line between both communities or your identity is beyond the binary, this is a discussion group where you can speak with other students about identity, orientation, relationships, and finding community. For more information, contact the LGBT Center.
Class of 2017 Group/QUEERL: Queer Lunch
The first-year group is for LGBT and questioning students. The group meets every Friday over lunch, which is provided. Join us each week for amazing food and great conversation. For more information, contact the LGBT Center.
Coming Out Group
For gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-, queer or questioning students who are seeking to understand how their identity may impact various aspects of their lives. Group members may be contemplating when or how to be more open about their identity, and/or going through the “coming out” process now. The group offers a safe, confidential space in which members can get support and share experiences. CPS organizes this group. For more information, contact Dr. Joe Cooper: email@example.com or 609-258-3285.
Princeton Aces is a confidential discussion group for asexual and questioning students of all sexual orientations and gender identities. For more information, contact the LGBT Center.
Queering the Color Line Family Dinner
This is a welcoming and supportive space for LGBT students, staff, and faculty of color to meet and hang out. Drop in and have dinner, which is provided. This group currently meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. in Frist Campus Center, Room 243. For more information, contact the LGBT Center, Carl A. Fields Center, or Women's Center.
Athlete Ally is an organization that strives to make sports an inclusive space for everyone, regardless of sexual or gender identity. Princeton's AA chapter is focused on raising awareness in athletics and giving allies on campus a means to express their support for the LGBTQA community. We are interested in recruiting all allies, straight, gay, trans, bi, asexual, label rejecting, etc. Anyone can be an Athlete Ally! This group meets biweekly. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Transcending Boundaries/The Gender Group
Transcending Boundaries (The Gender Group) is a supportive and confidential place for questioning, genderqueer, and trans students to discuss topics such as: gender identity, friends & family, transitioning, and navigating campus. For more information, contact the LGBT Center.