We facilitate and enhance a brave, affirming, liberatory, and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientation, identities, and expressions.

The University of Washington Q Center is a fierce primarily student run resource center dedicated to serving anyone with or without a gender or sexuality: UW students, staff, faculty, alum, and community members.  We host and support student groups, put on regular programming events, house a lending library, and amplify student voices on our Student Blog.  Explore our website for more about us or stop by the Husky Union Building, Room 315 Monday-Friday between 10am-6pm.




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Advo-QTs Meeting at 6:30pm in the Q Center! Topic is as follows:

Queer Representation: Social Media, Queer Politics, Disproportionality.

If there are media/politics/news things you wanna bring to this meeting about queer representation, that's what this meeting is about!
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Our weekly, facilitated meeting of the Gender Discussion Group is taking place tomorrow (Tuesday) from 4-6pm in the Q Center. We center our conversations around transgender and gender non-conforming experiences. People of all genders are welcome and encouraged to participate! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Laverne-Cox-At-UW Eve! ... See MoreSee Less

@[136321582701:274:ASUW A&E], HUB CaPP, @[147524002034083:274:ASUW Queer Student Commission], @[115820071811132:274:Q Center at the University of Washington], @[272764272843206:274:ASUW | Pacific Islander Student Commission], @[298794645640:274:ASUW's Women's Action Commission], and the @[416668831720366:274:Queer People of Color Alliance at the University of Washington] Present: An Evening With: @[373518446078235:274:Laverne Cox] • May 5th, 2015 • 7PM @ @[53204914859:274:Husky Union Building]'s Ballroom • $15 students, $25 general _________________________________ Laverne Cox is coming to the UW campus. She is known most recently for her groundbreaking role of “Sophia Burset,” an incarcerated African American transgender woman, on the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. Laverne is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. In addition to being a critically acclaimed actress, she is an empowering speaker. She has travelled the country speaking about moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically. Meet us at the HUB Ballroom on May 5th to hear her story. _________________________________ DIRECTIONS + ACCESSIBILITY All updates concerning the event and its accessibility will be posted here. Address The Husky Union Building is on the UW Campus at 4001 Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195 (www.washington.edu/maps/) University District Metro Bus Routes can be found here: metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bus/neighborhoods/university_district.html Parking • The closest parking arrangements would be on campus at the Padelford Parking Garage (www.washington.edu/maps/?n16-n18-n20-n21-padelford-parking-garage) • The Central Plaza Parking Garage is also available (www.washington.edu/facilities/transportation/commuterservices/parking) • Disability parking is available in Lot N-22, just next to the HUB • Street parking surrounding the campus - on 15th Ave, University Way, and Brooklyn Ave. The HUB front entrance is wheelchair accessible and there will be spaces for those who need it (and their companions). Accommodations To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at dso@u.washington.edu.

An Evening With: Laverne Cox | 5.5

May 5, 2015, 7:00pm

ASUW A&E

ASUW A&E, HUB CaPP, ASUW Queer Student Commission, Q Center at the University of Washington, ASUW | Pacific Islander Student Commission, ASUW's Women's Action Commission, and the Queer People of Color Alliance at the University of Washington Present: An Evening With: Laverne Cox • May 5th, 2015 • 7PM @ Husky Union Building's Ballroom • $15 students, $25 general _________________________________ Laverne Cox is coming to the UW campus. She is known most recently for her groundbreaking role of “Sophia Burset,” an incarcerated African American transgender woman, on the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. Laverne is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. In addition to being a critically acclaimed actress, she is an empowering speaker. She has travelled the country speaking about moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically. Meet us at the HUB Ballroom on May 5th to hear her story. _________________________________ DIRECTIONS + ACCESSIBILITY All updates concerning the event and its accessibility will be posted here. Address The Husky Union Building is on the UW Campus at 4001 Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195 (www.washington.edu/maps/) University District Metro Bus Routes can be found here: metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bus/neighborhoods/university_district.html Parking • The closest parking arrangements would be on campus at the Padelford Parking Garage (www.washington.edu/maps/?n16-n18-n20-n21-padelford-parking-garage) • The Central Plaza Parking Garage is also available (www.washington.edu/facilities/transportation/commuterservices/parking) • Disability parking is available in Lot N-22, just next to the HUB • Street parking surrounding the campus - on 15th Ave, University Way, and Brooklyn Ave. The HUB front entrance is wheelchair accessible and there will be spaces for those who need it (and their companions). Accommodations To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at dso@u.washington.edu.

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Happy Friday! What songs are you listening to today? We need ideas for our Lav Grad playlist! ... See MoreSee Less

Graduate and celebrate all of you! Lavender Grad is open to any student eligible, at any level (undergrad or graduate/professional) for a graduation in the 2014 -2015 (including fall 2015) academic year. The Q Center and QSC host Lavender Graduation as a time for the UW queer, trans*, two-spirit, same gender loving, and allied communities to come together and celebrate our multiple identities, our accomplishments, and sheer AWESOMENESS. You do not have to be graduating or be of a certain sexual or gender identity/orientation/expression to participate in and/or attend the Lavender Graduation year-end communities celebration. Everyone is welcome and wanted!!! The whens, wheres, whys and hows: When: TUESDAY, June 9th, from 6-8:30 p.m. Graduates please arrive by NO LATER than 5:15 p.m. Where: THE UW TOWER, Mezzanine Level Cafeteria (Brooklyn Avenue is closed in front of Tower, please make parking arrangements in the UW Tower lot ($15 for special graduation day pass), on the street, on campus, or in the Hotel Deca parking lot. Parking for people with disabilities is available in the UW Tower lot ). How: IF YOU ARE GRADUATING; please register here: catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/jms13/264633 If you are a guest, just come and be merry! Dress: You can wear whatever you want! This is your graduation and as queer and trans* folks we are often "required" by work, school, family, culture, etc. to dress in ways that do not necessarily fit our tastes. If you wish to wear the cap and gown, wear it. If you want to appear in drag, do it. All clothing has cultural significance, but sometimes we want to wear cultural regalia that honors our history, ourselves and the moment, please do so! If you want to dress up, or down, go for it. You want to be comfy, have at it. This is your night. All of your identities are celebrated as is the awesomeness that is you and our UW queer communities! For questions or information, please contact Jaimee Marsh at jaimeem@uw.edu or 206-897-1430. Graduates say this about Lavender Graduation: "I felt more embraced and supported by community than I had during the rest of my time as a PhD student. Lav Grad was awesome!" "Lav Grad was such a warm and welcoming ceremony that instilled such a sense of pride...I got to stand in front of my friends and family and have the feeling that all parts of my life got to come together for the first time." "Lavender Graduation was one of the most joyous moments of my life so far. It was wonderful to be in a room with so many queer people and allies, celebrating making it through 4 years. The whole event was amazing and life affirming." ____________________________________________ DIRECTIONS & ACCESSIBILITY -The UW Tower is wheelchair-accessible via the lobby entrance located on the plaza, west of the lobby security desk. Persons wishing to enter through the accessible entrance can do so by motioning to the lobby security officer who is able to remotely unlock the doors. Disability parking is available in the Tower garage, from which the building is accessible via the skybridge into the C-2 area of the building. -An all-gender restroom can be found on the 2nd floor of the UW Tower near the lounge/cafeteria area. -The UW Tower is not kept scent-free but we ask that you do not wear scented/fragranced products (e.g. perfume, hair products) or essential oils to/in the event in order to make the space accessible to those with chemical injury or multiple chemical sensitivity. - ASL interpretation will be provided upon request. -Flash photography will be used during the reception. Some shots of the crowd may also be taken. Videography will also be used

Lavender Graduation 2015

June 9, 2015, 6:00pm - June 9, 2015, 10:30pm

Uw Tower Mezzanine Lounge

Graduate and celebrate all of you! Lavender Grad is open to any student eligible, at any level (undergrad or graduate/professional) for a graduation in the 2014 -2015 (including fall 2015) academic year. The Q Center and QSC host Lavender Graduation as a time for the UW queer, trans*, two-spirit, same gender loving, and allied communities to come together and celebrate our multiple identities, our accomplishments, and sheer AWESOMENESS. You do not have to be graduating or be of a certain sexual or gender identity/orientation/expression to participate in and/or attend the Lavender Graduation year-end communities celebration. Everyone is welcome and wanted!!! The whens, wheres, whys and hows: When: TUESDAY, June 9th, from 6-8:30 p.m. Graduates please arrive by NO LATER than 5:15 p.m. Where: THE UW TOWER, Mezzanine Level Cafeteria (Brooklyn Avenue is closed in front of Tower, please make parking arrangements in the UW Tower lot ($15 for special graduation day pass), on the street, on campus, or in the Hotel Deca parking lot. Parking for people with disabilities is available in the UW Tower lot ). How: IF YOU ARE GRADUATING; please register here: catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/jms13/264633 If you are a guest, just come and be merry! Dress: You can wear whatever you want! This is your graduation and as queer and trans* folks we are often "required" by work, school, family, culture, etc. to dress in ways that do not necessarily fit our tastes. If you wish to wear the cap and gown, wear it. If you want to appear in drag, do it. All clothing has cultural significance, but sometimes we want to wear cultural regalia that honors our history, ourselves and the moment, please do so! If you want to dress up, or down, go for it. You want to be comfy, have at it. This is your night. All of your identities are celebrated as is the awesomeness that is you and our UW queer communities! For questions or information, please contact Jaimee Marsh at jaimeem@uw.edu or 206-897-1430. Graduates say this about Lavender Graduation: "I felt more embraced and supported by community than I had during the rest of my time as a PhD student. Lav Grad was awesome!" "Lav Grad was such a warm and welcoming ceremony that instilled such a sense of pride...I got to stand in front of my friends and family and have the feeling that all parts of my life got to come together for the first time." "Lavender Graduation was one of the most joyous moments of my life so far. It was wonderful to be in a room with so many queer people and allies, celebrating making it through 4 years. The whole event was amazing and life affirming." ____________________________________________ DIRECTIONS & ACCESSIBILITY -The UW Tower is wheelchair-accessible via the lobby entrance located on the plaza, west of the lobby security desk. Persons wishing to enter through the accessible entrance can do so by motioning to the lobby security officer who is able to remotely unlock the doors. Disability parking is available in the Tower garage, from which the building is accessible via the skybridge into the C-2 area of the building. -An all-gender restroom can be found on the 2nd floor of the UW Tower near the lounge/cafeteria area. -The UW Tower is not kept scent-free but we ask that you do not wear scented/fragranced products (e.g. perfume, hair products) or essential oils to/in the event in order to make the space accessible to those with chemical injury or multiple chemical sensitivity. - ASL interpretation will be provided upon request. -Flash photography will be used during the reception. Some shots of the crowd may also be taken. Videography will also be used

3 days ago  ·  

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May  2015
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Events on May 1, 2015
  • Q Ink!
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: May 1, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Q Center (HUB 315)
    Description: Q Ink is a creative writing group run by the Q Center library. We will help peer edit and give comments and critiques to your stories. It will be a free writing space where you can let your creativity flow onto a page or a laptop. It will be a place where writers don’t have to feel awkward or afraid of sharing queer oriented stories. Come on by and we will help one another learn, gain ideas, and most importantly WRITE!
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Events on May 4, 2015
  • Queer Feminine Narratives
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: May 4, 2015 - 6:30 pm
    Location: Q Center
  • Advo-QTs
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: May 4, 2015 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Q Center - Main Space
    Description: Advo-QTs is an advocacy group centered on queer and trans issues. For us, that means a combination of: important dialogue on topics like queerness across cultures and queering up sex, consent, and alcohol; community building with queer open mic nights and socials; and becoming an activist in the queer communities on campus and beyond.
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Events on May 5, 2015
  • Gender Discussion Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: May 5, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Q Center
  • An Evening With Laverne Cox
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: May 5, 2015 - 9:00 pm
    Location: UW Hub Ballroom
    Description: ASUW A&E, HUB CaPP, ASUW Queer Student Commission, the Q Center at UW, and the UW’s Queer People of Color Alliance are so excited to announce that Laverne Cox is coming to the UW campus. She is known most recently for her groundbreaking role of “Sophia Burset,” an incarcerated African American transgender woman, on the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. Laverne is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. In addition to being a critically acclaimed actress, she is an empowering speaker. She has travelled the country speaking about moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically. Meet us at the HUB Ballroom on May 5th to hear her story.

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Events on May 8, 2015
  • Q Ink!
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: May 8, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Q Center (HUB 315)
    Description: Q Ink is a creative writing group run by the Q Center library. We will help peer edit and give comments and critiques to your stories. It will be a free writing space where you can let your creativity flow onto a page or a laptop. It will be a place where writers don’t have to feel awkward or afraid of sharing queer oriented stories. Come on by and we will help one another learn, gain ideas, and most importantly WRITE!
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Events on May 11, 2015
  • Advo-QTs
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: May 11, 2015 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Q Center - Main Space
    Description: Advo-QTs is an advocacy group centered on queer and trans issues. For us, that means a combination of: important dialogue on topics like queerness across cultures and queering up sex, consent, and alcohol; community building with queer open mic nights and socials; and becoming an activist in the queer communities on campus and beyond.
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Events on May 12, 2015
  • Gender Discussion Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: May 12, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Q Center
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Events on May 15, 2015
  • Q Ink!
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: May 15, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Q Center (HUB 315)
    Description: Q Ink is a creative writing group run by the Q Center library. We will help peer edit and give comments and critiques to your stories. It will be a free writing space where you can let your creativity flow onto a page or a laptop. It will be a place where writers don’t have to feel awkward or afraid of sharing queer oriented stories. Come on by and we will help one another learn, gain ideas, and most importantly WRITE!
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Events on May 18, 2015
  • Queer Feminine Narratives
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: May 18, 2015 - 6:30 pm
    Location: Q Center
  • Advo-QTs
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: May 18, 2015 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Q Center - Main Space
    Description: Advo-QTs is an advocacy group centered on queer and trans issues. For us, that means a combination of: important dialogue on topics like queerness across cultures and queering up sex, consent, and alcohol; community building with queer open mic nights and socials; and becoming an activist in the queer communities on campus and beyond.
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Events on May 19, 2015
  • Gender Discussion Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: May 19, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Q Center
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Events on May 20, 2015
  • QFS Luncheon
    Starts: 11:30 am
    Ends: May 20, 2015 - 12:30 pm
    Location: Q Center - Main Space
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Events on May 22, 2015
  • Q Ink!
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: May 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Q Center (HUB 315)
    Description: Q Ink is a creative writing group run by the Q Center library. We will help peer edit and give comments and critiques to your stories. It will be a free writing space where you can let your creativity flow onto a page or a laptop. It will be a place where writers don’t have to feel awkward or afraid of sharing queer oriented stories. Come on by and we will help one another learn, gain ideas, and most importantly WRITE!
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Events on May 25, 2015
  • Advo-QTs
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: May 25, 2015 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Q Center - Main Space
    Description: Advo-QTs is an advocacy group centered on queer and trans issues. For us, that means a combination of: important dialogue on topics like queerness across cultures and queering up sex, consent, and alcohol; community building with queer open mic nights and socials; and becoming an activist in the queer communities on campus and beyond.
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Events on May 26, 2015
  • Gender Discussion Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: May 26, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Q Center
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Events on May 29, 2015
  • Q Ink!
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: May 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Q Center (HUB 315)
    Description: Q Ink is a creative writing group run by the Q Center library. We will help peer edit and give comments and critiques to your stories. It will be a free writing space where you can let your creativity flow onto a page or a laptop. It will be a place where writers don’t have to feel awkward or afraid of sharing queer oriented stories. Come on by and we will help one another learn, gain ideas, and most importantly WRITE!
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