Q Center

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September 24, 2015

By the Numbers

We are proud to highlight a few of the Q Center’s accomplishments for the 2014-15 academic year:   550 – UW and Seattle community members trained in Safe Zone, thanks to the support of our staff and generous volunteers 65 – All-gender restrooms on the University of Washington Seattle campus 2,000 – Q Center Facebook…


Meet the Q Crew

We’ve had a productive summer, and we can’t wait to introduce you to our new programs and student staff members!     Alix Brumbaugh, junior, chemistry – Education & Safe Zone Training Coordinator Eric Buley, MPA candidate, Evans School of Public Affairs – Graduate Student Assistant Cecille Del Rosario, senior, Japanese – Web & Graphic…


12th Annual Welcome Luncheon

On Friday, October 2, the Q Center and ASUW Queer Student Commission will welcome new and returning students, faculty and staff members to celebrate the beginning of another incredible school year. The event features a catered lunch, dynamic speakers and a guaranteed fun time for everyone. We hope you will join us and walk away…


February 26, 2015

Jen Self of the Q Center Receives GSBA’s Voice for Equality Award

On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, the Greater Seattle Business Association held its annual Business and Humanitarian Awards Dinner, always a spectacular fete. This year, the University of Washington has someone and something exciting to celebrate, our own director, Dr. Jen Self, and the Q Center were honored as the recipients of Special Recognition: Voice for…


Laverne Cox Visiting UW on May 5

Laverne Cox Visiting UW on May 5   ASUW Arts & Entertainment, HUB Culture & Pop Programs, ASUW Queer Student Commission, the Q Center and the UW’s Queer People of Color Alliance are so excited to announce that Laverne Cox is coming to the UW campus on May 5! She is known most recently for…


Qolors, the 10th Anniversary

  Beginning the week of April 6, the Q Center, Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center and Queer People of Color Alliance (QPOCA) will host Qolors, an annual reception celebrating queer and trans* people of color communities and the intersections of all the identities we embody. Qolors is a community-building space and, with this in mind, this…


The Q Center is Going Abroad!

For the first time in our 10-year history, the Q Center is offering an Exploration Seminar to Barcelona, Spain! The seminar, Spain: Advancing Queer Policy Throughout the World?, is led by Q Center staff Jaimée Marsh and Jen Self, with sponsorship and support from the UW School of Social Work and CISAbroad. Both undergraduate and…


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…



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