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November 2021

QGAPS Virtual Social

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact Jay Jayaraman, Graduate and Professional Student Program Coordinator, at meerajay@email.unc.edu. Zoom link will be emailed just prior to the event; please register on the UNC Event Registration System in order to receive it.  

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August 2022

QGAPS Fall Launch

Friday, August 26, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Diversity and Student Success and the LGBTQ Center partner to provide opportunities and resources for our LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual)-identified graduate students to aid in their academic success and to build community. Join Queer Graduate and Professional Students (QGAPS) at the Graduate Student Center for lunch and fellowship to kick off the new academic year! Learn more about QGAPS and how to get involved in the DSS community. REGISTER HERE

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October 2022

QGAPS ‘Sunset & Snacks’ Social

Thursday, October 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Weaver Street Market, 101 E Weaver St
Carrboro, 27510
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The LGBTQ Center and QGAPS is hosting social gatherings for Graduate & Professional students on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, as an opportunity for community-building, collaboration, and reflection! This month, we will be gathering to sip hot apple cider and share stories about queer role models, silly coming out tales, and moments of gender euphoria. Come meet new friends, collaborators, and comrades to scheme about how to make our collaborative dreams come true! REGISTER HERE

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QGAPS Graduate Student Advisory Board

Monday, October 17, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Are you interested in helping to plan QGAPS programming in the coming year? Do you have ideas of things you’d like to see us do? If so, consider joining the QGAPS Advisory Board. Your input matters! There’s no minimum length requirement and only three meetings per year (Fall Semester, beginning of Spring Semester, and early May). Our first (rescheduled) Advisory Board meeting will be on October 17th at 3:30-4:30pm at the Graduate Student Center. All who are interested are welcome to join!…

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QGAPS ‘Sunset & Snacks’ Social

Thursday, October 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Weaver Street Market, 101 E Weaver St
Carrboro, 27510
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The LGBTQ Center and QGAPS is hosting social gatherings for Graduate & Professional students on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, as an opportunity for community-building, collaboration, and reflection! This month, we will be gathering to sip hot apple cider and share stories about queer role models, silly coming out tales, and moments of gender euphoria. Come meet new friends, collaborators, and comrades to scheme about how to make our collaborative dreams come true! REGISTER HERE

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November 2022

QGAPS Dimensions of Wellness Workshop: Thriving & Coping with Multiple Stressors in Grad School

Monday, November 7, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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November 7th @ 4-5:00pm Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave. Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States + Google Map The LGBTQ Center and Student Wellness are collaborating to offer a workshop geared for LGBTIQIA+ identified graduate students, featuring guest speakers Danny DePuy (MSW) and Ari Thomas. This workshop aims to promote an understanding that wellness is a holistic idea that is fluid and ever-changing. The Dimensions of Wellness Workshop includes a personal reflection of our own wellness, building skillsets to cope with multiple stressors,…

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Out in Academia: A QGAPS Hangout & Discussion

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Top of the Hill, 100 E Franklin St #300
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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November 14th @ 5-6:00pm Top of the Hill (100 E Franklin St #300, Chapel Hill)  Join us for a gathering of peers to discuss our experiences of expressing our true selves in classes, internships, conferences, and beyond! Appetizers will be provided. Come build community, decompress during busy-season, and fill your heart & belly! REGISTER HERE

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December 2022

QGAPS Queer Movie Night

Thursday, December 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
LGBTQ Center United States + Google Map

  Join us for our final Queer Graduate & Professional Student (QGAPS) Social of the year: Queer Movie Night! Get cozy at the LGBTQ Center's famous purple couch and enjoy pizza, popcorn, soda, laughs, tears, and community! Grad & professional students from all departments and non-student loved ones are welcome! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE LGBTQIA+ FILM HERE and REGISTER HERE!

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January 2023

QGAPS ‘Out in Academia’: Planting Seeds for the Semester

January 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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BRIDGING THE Q-GAPS: Creating Connections Across the Grad Experience

QGAPS 'Out in Academia': Planting Seeds for the Semester January 19th, 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM Looking to build community with fellow queer grad & professional students?! QGAPS will be hosting social gatherings for Graduate & Professional students on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month (with the exception of 1/19), as an opportunity for community-building, collaboration, and reflection! Ring in the new semester with us! We'll be sharing space and doing crafting activity -- to reflect on what "seeds" (or goals) we…

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QGAPS Queer Movie Night: Brother Outsider

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Prolific black and white portrait of Bayard Rustin. Movie title: BROTHER OUTSIDER: THE LIFE OF BAYARD RUSTIN. Official selection from Sundance Film Festival and GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary.

QGAPS Queer Movie Night: Brother Outsider January 26th, 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm Did you know that the "unknown hero of the Civil Rights Movement" was a gay, Black man? We will be watching Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin. The 20-award-winning documentary showcases "a mentor to MLK Jr., and the architect of the legendary March on Washington. Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s." Check out the preview…

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