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.

Margaret-Ann’s Story

December 9, 2016

As an Aging member of the LGBTQ* community, Q Center provides a safe harbor where members of our community can gather for group activities, social support, public information, and other purposes. Q Center fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. I’m invested in Q because it is a space that.. read more →

Glenn’s Story

December 8, 2016

My first visit to Q Center in 2006, then located on SE Water Ave, made such a strong impression on me. Poison Waters was hosting her infamous Drag Queen Bingo, and the spirit of the organization was instantly palpable; inclusive, friendly, fun, and relevant. I was hooked and filled out a volunteer form that night… read more →

Candi’s Story

December 8, 2016

I walked into the Q Center one day to volunteer and get more work experience. Over the months I have gained that, and so much more. The act of giving is completely rewarding and it is invaluable to feel like you are part of building a solution. With a million things on their plate, the.. read more →

adem’s Story

December 8, 2016

Q Center has been an essential part of my journey as a 2 spirit person with a disability. I have attended support groups and community celebrations at Q Center. I have received leadership skills training there. I participate in Tranz Guys, a Q Center affinity group. During the winter of 2015, I was able to.. read more →