Weekly Discussion Groups
Last Updated: 2023-10-16
The Pride Collective’s discussion groups revolve around fostering diverse discussions and queer community building. These weekly drop-in groups are informal, low-commitment, and easily accessible to all students, faculty, and community members. Each group meets in the Pride Lounge, NEST 2103.
Each discussion group will use the Collective's Safer Space Guidelines as a framework for creating their own discussion and space guidelines. Questioning folks are welcome!
ALL GROUPS START IN SEPTEMBER. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED, FEEL FREE TO JUST SHOW UP!
All discussion groups have resumed in person. The option to participate online via discord or zoom is still available. Please join the discussion group discord channel for further details. Our discord is at https://discord.gg/jvjPbscjyg
Non-Monogamy and Polyamory (NOMPA)| MONDAY | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | NEST 2103
Discussions centred on non-monogamy, polyamory, and amatonormativity (the belief that a monogamous relationship is the “end goal”)
Safe Educational Queer Sex, and Intimacy (SEQSI) | WEDNESDAY | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | NEST 2103
Safe Educational Queer Sex, and Intimacy discussion group. No experience needed though it would be an asset if you are comfortable listening to 19+ discussions.
Trans & Gender Identities (TaGI) | MONDAY, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | WEDNESDAY, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | THURSDAY, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | NEST 2103
For trans and non-cisgender identities and experiences. Provides a support group exclusively for trans and gender non-conforming (including non-binary, agender and questioning) folks.
People Lovers Weekly (PLoW) | TUESDAY | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | NEST 2103
Encompasses sexual and romantic orientations and experiences that are fluid, shifting, multiple, and/or not present. Focuses specifically on, but is not limited to, experiences of asexuality, pansexuality, bisexuality, demisexuality and polysexuality.
Guy Lovers Weekly (GLoW) | TUESDAY | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | NEST 2103
Discussions about attraction in all forms to men and nonbinary people
Ace Space & Aro Antics | TUESDAY | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | NEST 2103
Discussions centred on identities and experiences surrounding the asexual and/or aromantic spectrums
TWO-SPIRIT AND INDIGIQUEER (2SIQ) | THURSDAY | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | NEST 2131
For queer students who are Indigenous and/or two-spirit. Discussions centre around both queer and Indigenous identites and experiences.
Lovers of Ladies (LoL) | THURSDAY | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | NEST 2103
Discussions about attraction in all forms to women and nonbinary people
QTBIMPOC | FRIDAY | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | NEST 2103
QTBIMPOC is a space for queer folks from any marginalized communities (i.e. non-white backgrounds or others), including anyone who might be "white passing". So while the primary objective is to be able to develop a discussion for people with such identities, we can allow white people to attend in some capacities with the consent of all participants at a given session.
Gayduate Students | DAY TBD | TIME TBD | NEST 2103
Discussions centred on being a graduate student, as well as a place to meet more of the older student population
All discussions are located in NEST 2103 (The Pride Lounge)
General Meeting (GM)| FRIDAY| 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM| LIFE 2302
Our General Meetings (GMs) are not discussion groups but happen weekly and are a place to socialize and build community. We also discuss and vote on budget allocations, and provide committee updates to the general members of the Pride Collective.