Discussion Groups: If you’re having difficulty with your Queer identity at NYU, the LGBTQ center has a number of resources you can turn to. If you’re struggling specifically with body image in relation to your identity, you can attend a meeting of Body Queer on Mondays at 7pm. But if you’re just feeling a little on edge or depressed, you can come to breathing room on Wednesdays at 7pm. This is a relaxed, informal discussion group for Queers and allies to discuss issues surrounding their identities, or just their lives in general. If you feel uncomfortable visiting the LGBTQ center in person though, there is a way to get the same support anonymously online. You can log into Q-Chat on Tuesdays at 11 am.
Social Clubs: The LGBTQ center also plays host to a number of clubs where you can connect to other Queers like you. For instance, there’s Campgrrl on Thurdays at 7, which is a club geared toward lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women. Or there’s T-Party on Wednesdays at 6 which is for Transgendered and gender non-conforming students. There’s even a club for Grad students on Fridays 5:30. These are only a few of the many ways you can meet NYU Queers through the centers programs.
Queer Union: This is the LQBTQ center’s largest club and its tool for advocacy. Q.U. organizes badass protests and huge education programs like NYU Ally Week. If you’re interested in being involved in political change or just want to be around awesome people, this is the place for you.
The Lounge: And there is the somewhat hidden treasure that is the center’s office itself. It has amenities that include free coffee from a fancy K-Cup coffee machine, 25 pages of free printing a week, a lending library that has 30-Rock box sets and free sex supplies (if Liz Lemmon gets you in the mood).
Basically the LGBTQ center is a paradise. A paradise that you should take advantage of.