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Why i.Q.


Why i.Q. is a celebration of community–of all the individuals who have found Q Center, and all the ways that community comes together at Q. With this project we want to help our community see itself, and to show all of the ways that Q Center brings us together and helps us thrive. We invite you to learn more about Q Center, the people here, and the work we do together–one story at a time. read more →


Katie’s Story

December 1, 2016

When I think about Q Center I think about space. About how even just its existence holds space for so many of us who might not have another place where we can feel like ourselves. About how as a space, it creates opportunities for visibility, for connection, and for safety. About how unique it is.. read more →

Teresa’s Story

December 1, 2016

When I arrived at Q Center, I was working as deputy director for Queer Intersections, a nonprofit centering queer and trans youth of color in the broader LGBTQ movement. I was drawn to Stacey and Justin’s grace and mentorship, and their offer of another place to call home. Through them, I was able to test.. read more →

Ron’s Story

December 1, 2016

My first visit to Q Center occurred June 2010 at a forum to discuss a series of bias crimes and what should be done. I wanted to be a part of the discussion and help create a community solution. Those forums led to Q Patrol which I volunteered for the almost four years it existed… read more →