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At the annual Student Activities Fair in White Plaza, the GradQ group handed out rainbow flags and LifeSavers candy. Credit Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service


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In collaboration with many departments on and off campus, we provide outreach events, therapy spaces, funding, and more throughout the quarter.

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brought to you by CAPS & the Weiland Health Initiative

Are you the one? Queer BIPOC best friend edition ❤️❤️❤️

Are you the one?

Queer BIPOC best friend edition ❤️❤️❤️

Are you looking for more QTBIPOC friends?? Have you found it difficult to make platonic connections in queer spaces?? Does it feel like you can’t find other QTBIPOC folx at events?? Look no further!

Here are the steps to find your queer platonic soulmate:

1. Fill out this personality form:

2. Wait in gleeful anticipation as you are matched with your BFF!

3. Come to our outdoor Kingscote Gardens event on Wednesday, April 19th @4:30 pm to find your match!

4. Eat food, mingle, and try to find your match!

5. Matches will be announced throughout the event, but no matter what you will be in community with other QTBIPOC having fun, eating free food, and making friends!


See you there!


QT Fund 🌿🪴🎍


What is it? The QT Fund was created as a systemic way to support students' lived experiences of being queer/trans/non binary/lgb2 and address the specific financial hurdles students encounter and burdens they bear when navigating systems of inequity at Stanford and beyond.

What can it cover? As part of QSR and Weiland’s mission to support the health and wellness of students in the queer and trans communities, this fund is designed to financially support students to access gender and sexuality affirming medical, legal and mental health services (e.g. co-pays for therapy, costs of name changes, surgery costs).

What else do I need to know? All enrolled & registered students at Stanford are eligible, including postdocs and students on a leave of absence. No prior involvement/affiliation with Weiland, CAPS, Vaden, or QSR required. There is a $500 grant limit per student per academic year. Funding will most likely be configured and awarded according to the quarterly amount requested. 

Funding for the QT Fund comes from QSR and the Weiland Health Initiative, whose missions strive to support students of all genders and sexual identities at Stanford. Learn more here!


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Brought to you by CAPS & Weiland

QTrees: An LGBTQ+ Process Group

Thursdays @ 11:00-11:50 am


QTrees is a therapy group for LGBTQIA+ students co-facilitated by Drs. Sam del Castillo and Christine Catipon. Group will meet weekly for 7 weeks, in person. QTrees is a process/support group, the purpose is to have group members connect, find community, explore and discuss their experiences as it relates to their LGBTQIA+ identities.

Interested? Sign up on "INTEREST LIST:QTrees" on VadenPortal

Brought to you by QSR & Weiland


A discussion, support, and community space series. Each meeting hopes to create space for a particular group to explore the unique experiences, challenges, and positives of questioning identity.

Snacks provided and no RSVP necessary!


QSpot, 4-5pm

Feb 7: Bisexual+ folx

Feb 14: Aro/Ace folx

Feb 21: Gender

Feb 28: Grad students

All are welcome to visit QSpot 11-5 on weekdays. However, we ask that you join the discussion only if you identify with the week’s topic. Thank you for understanding!

Queer Yoga

For winter 2023, Queer Yoga will be collaborating with different departments and campus partners to bring guest yoga teachers to campus! Subscribe to the Flourish and check back here to learn more details as they are confirmed!

If you can't make it, feel free to check out these virtual yoga options:

1. YogaX's free recorded classes

2. Jessamyn Stanley's YouTube channel

3. Classes taught by the Trans Yoga Project

In Spring, join the Weiland Health Initiative and YogaX in a queer community space of movement, group discussion and reflection time focused on yoga and life beyond. Our collaborative goal is to not only move, but to be moved! All bodies and identities are welcome! This class will be for all levels of yoga experience and will provide variations for poses and props to meet ALL body needs. Potential things needed: a willingness to let your intuition guide your movements :) We have extra mats, blocks, straps, and blankets to borrow!

We will be outside of Kingscote Gardens weather permitting :)


brought to you by Recreation & Wellness, Weiland Health Initiative, Well-Being & YogaX

Queer Yoga with Saraswati

Join us on March 6th, 7-8 pm on Zoom, for a special yoga nidra session of Queer Yoga with Silvija (Saraswati) Vukadinovic!

Silvija (Saraswati) Vukadinovic (she/her) is a yoga therapist and the Director of Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Toronto. She has more than 35 years of experience in the use of yoga and meditation to improve mental and physical well-being. Saraswati teaches yoga through an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed lens and is currently focused on community outreach and accessible yoga therapy for both youth and adult audiences.

Saraswati will be guiding students through a yoga nidra practice. Yoga nidra is a form of guided meditation also known as yogic sleep or effortless relaxation. It has been shown to decrease anxiety, depression, insomnia and stress. Participants are encouraged to practice in a quiet space with little distraction, soft lighting, and have a blanket or something warm on hand to keep the body comfortable.

Brought to you by the World Association for Sexual Health, Stanford University's Weiland Health Initiative and Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Education Title IX Office

World Sexual Health Day- North America 2023

This year's theme: CONSENT

You cannot own your YES if you cannot own your NO!

We are hosting the World Sexual Health Day 2023, with a focus on Consent as a human right and not just a privilege for few. Come join us for a day of thought-provoking presentations, community engagement, and more!

Learn more about the event here.

Registration is free for all. If you wish to receive CE credits (8 hours), please register as a professional and pay the nominal fee of $35.