Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Ally (LGBTQA) Affairs

Affinity Networks

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If you or someone you know is questioning or seeking community for their sexual and/or gender identity(ies), check out the Office of LGBTQA Affairs Affinity Networks. Affinity Networks are an opportunity for Wright State students to come together around a shared identity and/or interest they hold. Affinity Networks provide an affirming and brave space for individuals to discuss their needs, challenges, and successes. These networks are free and open to all Wright State University undergraduate and graduate students. Groups meet on campus and are peer and staff facilitated. If you are looking for confidential support provided by Counseling & Wellness Services staff please visit the Counseling & Wellness Services website to learn more about the Safe Haven group.


TAIGA Network
Facilitated by: RENAISSANCE CRAVER & SHANNA MEEK
Meets Every Friday 5-6:30 pm Medical Sciences Building

TAIGA, standing for Transgender, Agender, Intersex, Genderqueer, and Allies has been at Wright State University for several years. TAIGA is an Affinity Network that is both social and support based for people of diverse gender identities and/or expressions. Our Mission is to be a BRAVE SPACE for Transgender, Genderqueer, Intersex, and Agender friends and their allies in an open, intolerance-free environment. We strive to create an atmosphere of confidentiality and friendship where we can express ourselves and connect with others.TAIGA meets every Friday at 5 pm during the academic year. Please contact Renaissance Craver (craver.5@wright.edu) or Shanna Meek (meek.13@wright.edu) for the room location/number.


Multi-Faith LGBTQA Network
Facilitated by: TBD
Currently NOT MEETING

A confidential faith-sharing and support network for LGBTQA+ people. For more information and meeting locations please contact Petey Peterson at petey.peterson@wright.edu


Queer People of Color (QPOC) Network
Facilitated by: Meme Augustine & aIRELLE mCQUEEN
MEETS EVERY Thursday, 6:30-8pm Medical Sciences Building 

QPOC is an affinity network for people who self-identify as Queer People of Color. This space is meant to be a safer space for Queer People of all Colors. Join us to find community, support, and empowerment! QPOC meets every Thursday from 6:30-8pm for the Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 term. For location and more information and meeting location please contact Meme Augustine (augustine.19@wright.edu) or Airelle Mcqueen (mcqueen.16@wright.edu).


Ace/Aro Network
Facilitated by:  TBD
CURRENTLY NOT MEETING

The Ace/Aro affinity network seeks to provide a supportive space for people who identify on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrums to discuss their experiences as it relates to navigating both queer and heteronormative spaces. For more information contact Shelby Dinkledine at dinkledine.3@wright.edu for the location. 


BPAQ (Bisexual, Pansexual, Ally, Queer) Network
FACILITATED BY: Mariah Paynter 
MEETINGS EVERY TueSDAY 6:30-8pm MedicaL Sciences Building 

The BPAQ affinity network seeks to provide a supportive space for people who identify as Bisexual, Pansexual, and/or Queer to discuss their experience as it relates to navigating both queer and heteronormative spaces. For more information and room location please contact Mariah Paynter at paynter.3@wright.edu.


COMING OUT & Questioning NETWORK
Facilitated By: Petey Peterson & Emily Yantis-Houser 

Meeting every Wednesday from 5-6:15 pm starting on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 in the Student Union 016 LGBTQA Community Engagement Room.