Hi all!  I am back to introduce you to this month’s featured volunteer, Leigh Banfill.  This month marks a year of Leigh’s time at SMYRC!  Leigh facilitates our Writing and Art Group and is always available to lend an ear or a hand to help make our drop-in space inclusive, friendly, and fun!   What.. read more →

14 Mar 2014
March 14, 2014

We Are Here – March at SMYRC

Hey SMYRC friends, I am writing to belatedly share our March calendar!  My apologies for the delay! Some exciting new programs and happenings to note this month: *Youth Empowered Sewing will be leading a sewing group at SMYRC every first and third Friday! *There is a new youth-led art group meeting every Saturday from 5-7.. read more →

06 Feb 2014
February 6, 2014

Q Means Business Spotlight: 360Media

We thank Brad Gill and 360Media for their support of Q Center as a Q Means Business member and we are excited to tell you about this wonderful business. 360Media offers Google 360º Business Photos, Real Estate 360º Tours, and HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography as their specialties. They also offer Photo Booths, Event Photography,.. read more →

by Sarah Freeman. Hi there!  This month, I am writing to introduce you to Alecia who has been doing a plethora of behind the scenes work for us here at SMYRC.  Read on to learn more Alecia’s work compiling a queer and trans* friendly youth resource guide and about her sparkly glam rock alter ego!.. read more →

by Neola Young. Visibility. I think about this word and concept often when I’m watching television or a movie where a queer and/or trans* person is introduced (e.g. Laverne Cox, who is a trans woman of color portraying Sophia Burset, a Black trans woman, on Orange is the New Black) or in news media when.. read more →

by Sarah Freeman. Happy New Year! I am so grateful to all of you who helped make 2013 a fun, hilarious, productive, and energizing year for SMYRC!  We were lucky enough to finish the year with a moving celebration of SMYRC’s 15 year anniversary, organized entirely by SMYRC youth and volunteers.  We were privileged to.. read more →