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: Ty McHardy & Dylan Pack 
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 this Fall 2017 semester starting on Friday, September 1st. Please contact Ty McHardy (mchardy.3@wright.edu) or Dylan Pack (pack.33@wright.edu) for the room location/number.


Multi-Faith LGBTQA Network
Facilitated by: Mike Kay 
Meet every Thursday at 6:30-8 pm

A confidential faith-sharing and support network for LGBTQA+ people. The LGBTQA+ Multifaith group meets every week on Thursday from 6:30-8 pm. For more information and meeting locations please contact Michael Kay at kay.12@wright.edu for location. 


Queer People of Color (QPOC) Network
Facilitated by: Shaquetta MOrris 

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! For more information and future meeting times and locations for Fall 2017 please contact Shaquetta Morris at morris.270@wright.edu 


Ace/Aro Network
Facilitated by:  
MEETS Every Monday at 7-8:30 pm 

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. We meet every Monday from 7-8:30 pm. For more information and future meeting times and locations please contact Shelby Dinkledine at dinkledine.3@wright.edu for the location. 


QUEER GRAD STUDENT NETWORK
FACILITATED BY: TBD
MEETINGS: TBD

This social network will meet once or twice a month for LGBTQ+ and Ally graduate students. This will be a space for support, social engagement, and networking. This network is currently in need of a network leader. If you are a current WSU graduate student and interested in leading this group please email Petey Peterson at petey.peterson@wright.edu