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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 →


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 →

D’s Story

December 7, 2016

This year, Q Center has been a refuge for me. It is a place of joy and creativity, and resource of openness to building community in new directions and unexpected ways. Our community center stokes my need for a space to be creative, intersectional, to bring more of myself into the world when that full.. read more →

Philip’s Story

December 7, 2016

I first visited Q Center in April 2012, seeking support after being a survivor of domestic violence. I was freshly traumatized, scared, and lost. They were so welcoming and worked hard to find a budget for an ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter in the LGBT DV Survivor’s support group so that I could participate. I.. read more →