Q Center


May 30, 2014

When Friends are Gross

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I am a cis female who is pretty feminine and recently came out as bi to some of my closest friends. A lot of them are men. Do you have any experience with or advice about combatting comments like “Can I watch?” or “That’s so hot!” when it comes to sex between two women? It…


May 23, 2014

To Flirt or Not To Flirt?

if i like another girl and im not sure she’s gay should i tell her/hit on her? im not really experienced at all Yeah! Why not. As I’ve addressed before, it’s not super easy to tell if someone’s queer or not. Someone can line up with all of your preconceived notions about what being queer looks…


May 20, 2014

Student Spotlight (Spring 2014)

The Q Center wishes farewell and a fabulous future to our graduating staff members! James, Ginger, and Lor filled us in on their favorite UW memory, the Q Center work they are most proud of, and what they look forward to after graduation. James, Ginger, & Lor James (they/them/their pronouns) Degree: BA in Anthropology Post-graduation plans: I’m really…


9th Annual Qolors Reception with Mia McKenzie

Q Center Staff with Mia McKenzie On April 9, the Q Center and the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center collaborated to host the annual Qolors Reception, celebrating and centering the experiences of queer and trans* people of color. Now in its ninth year, the reception drew a record crowd of 135 guests. The reception featured spoken…


Lavender Graduation 2014: Be Your Own Queen

  Every year, the Q Center and the ASUW Queer Student Commission 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. This year’s ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 10, from 6 – 8:30…


May 19, 2014

Bathroom Politics

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Hi Oly! I have an etiquette question for you. I am thrilled that UW is starting to designate some restrooms as gender-neutral. It’s a change that’s a long time in coming, and I’m sure it helps make the lives of trans* people a little easier. However, I’m cisgender, and I’m wondering if it’s ok for…


May 8, 2014

Q Center Pride Points

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We are proud to highlight a few of the Q Center’s accomplishments for the 2013-2014 academic year: Participation in our Queer Mentoring Program more than doubled in the last year.  We’re now serving 94 participants! We provided Safe Zone training to 530 people and counting… Our student-run blog, Dear Queer, is wildly popular! Check out…


April 28, 2014

Inadequacy and Affirmation

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Hello! I’m an amab transwoman, and I recently opened up to a few friends regarding it, and it feels good to have someone know! But, as good as it feels, I still worry and feel inadequate, especially when I compare myself to what seems to be everyone else’s idea of what a transwoman looks like…


April 14, 2014

Kissing Complications

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I’ve always considered myself asexual and I’ve never kissed someone but I thought that I would want to! Today a guy that I enjoy spending time went to kiss me (as was appropriate I believe for the time in our relationship) and I didn’t want to do it. I have no experience so I don’t…


April 8, 2014

Exploring Queerness

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Over the past 4 years I have been struggling with coming to terms with my sexuality. It was always clear to me that I was straight until high school when I started to develop feelings that I wasn’t comfortable with. Now that I have thought about it a lot even after trying to suppress it…



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