Q Center

October 28, 2013

Coming Out as Ace

How should I tell my mom I’m asexual? I feel like she won’t understand that it actually exists or she’ll just think I’m trying to get attention or something.  So AVEN actually has a great FAQ section for family & friends, and a lot of the questions presented are questions that you might encounter in…

October 25, 2013

Q-mmunity Building!

Join us in the Q Center Thursdays this fall for Q-mmunity Building! We’ll be having weekly events to build community, make friends, de-stress, and be super queer together! Queer Clue | Thursday, November 7, 4-5pm Like original Clue, but full of cutie QTs! Now with 100% less violence. Queereoke | Thursday, November 14, 4-5pm Like karaoke, but…

October 21, 2013

Re-educating Conservative Friends & Family

How do I explain to my very conservative friends and family what queer means? xoxo Oof. Well, it’s not easy and it requires a lot of patience, I’ll tell you that much. What queer means is pretty simple, and could almost be covered in just one sentence, but if we’re talking very socially conservative people…

October 16, 2013

Sara Farizan’s “If You Could Be Mine (ALGONQUIN)” Reading & Book Signing

A seventeen-year-old girl in Iran longs to carry on her relationship with her best friend Nasrin in public, but their country is a dangerous place for two women in love. When Nasrin’s parents announce they have an arranged marriage set for their daughter, Nasrin believes that she and Sahar can carry on in private with the…

October 15, 2013

Bodies and Normalcy

I’m a (mostly) cis girl but the last few years I have been growing more and more aware of how much more comfortable I would be if I were male-bodied. I still feel female (whatever that means) but I’ve tried packing and binding and it just feels right to me. I’m really unfamiliar with queer…

October 9, 2013

Femme Lesbian

I’m a femme lesbian and I don’t know how to express that I’m gay, and don’t know how to figure out if another girl is gay. I feel like this is a very basic problem and I’m the only one in the entire gay community who has never had a girlfriend because of it. It’s…

October 7, 2013

Where are the Gay Guys?

Where do I meet other gay guys on campus? College is supposed to be about experimentation and yet all I see are legions of straight couples. While I can assure you that you’re not alone in this frustration, there are definitely ways to find what you’re looking for! That said, it depends on what exactly…