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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 →


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 →

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 →