Q Center

November 14, 2014

Being a Queer Queer


TW: discussion of eating disorders, talk of dysphoria I’ve been trying to accept myself as someone who is queer and know that that’s not a thing I can ever change. But hanging out in queer spaces make me feel like I’m being queer in the wrong way, that everyone has to be throwing out rainbow…

November 7, 2014

[Nov. 22] Laura Jane Grace from Against Me! @ UW

In collaboration with ASUW A&E, ASUW Queer Student Commission, and the Q Center at the University of Washington on November 22nd, lead singer and transgender-activist Laura Jane Grace of the band Against Me! will be speaking and performing an acoustic set at the University of Washington. As one of the first and most prominent rock musicians to come out…

Student Spotlight (Fall 2014)

Meet our new and fabulously fierce student staff, and learn what they are working on this year! Eliza Wu Pronouns: she/her; they/them Role @ Q Center: Outreach Coordinator, QPOCA member Other involvement: Drama BA Council member, School of Drama Advisory Board member Year/Major: Senior in English and drama What are you excited to work on…

An Evening with Janet Mock

On October 14, the Q Center’s Director, Jen Self, moderated a discussion with Janet Mock, a writer, an advocate for trans women’s rights and the New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. Janet spoke on a wide range of topics and answered students’ questions…

Welcome Back! The 11th Annual Welcome Luncheon

The Q Center Welcome Luncheon, held on Friday, October 3, welcomed students, faculty and staff members to the beginning of the academic school year. The Q Center, now in its 11th year at the UW, facilitates and enhances a brave, affirming, liberating and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff and alumni of all sexual and…

October 23, 2014

[Oct. 30] Queer Sex Ed Panel


October 10, 2014

How to Gender


Gender is hard! And there are a lot of different expressions of it, a lot of different pathways in and over and around it. These two responses are about the realm of nonbinarism in particular, but I can’t help but go on a rant about the entire construction of cisheterocentric social enforcements because that’s kinda…

October 7, 2014

[Oct. 10] National Coming Out Day Open Mic

Where: HUB 315 When: Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 Do you want to be heard? Got too many words and too much music and too much dance for one person? Do you just have a lot of feelings about queerness? Well then come perform at our open mic! And if you’re not feeling the performance life,…

October 3, 2014

Asexuality in Spades


Welcome to a collection of questions that are near and dear to my queer heart! Asexuality and its fifty shades of grey, how do you figure out whether or not you fall into the valley of asexuality? How do you navigate dating and weirdness if you’re asexual? How does it fit into questions of coming…

October 1, 2014

[Oct. 14] An Evening with Janet Mock @ the University of Washington


Join the Q Center for a discussion with Janet Mock moderated by Dr. Jen Self! A book signing and meet and greet will follow the discussion. All meet & greet participants must have a copy of Janet Mock’s book, Redefining Realness. The Q Center is currently selling advance copies at a discounted price of $20…

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