Q Center

Q Center


June 2, 2012

Lavender Graduation Have you heard about this big party that the Q Center, Student Life, and OMAD are throwing for all of our supremely quirky, talented, brilliant, awkward, out-of-this-world-talented, creative, graceful, bright & shiny, critically thinking, self-doubting, wondering-what-to-do-next, FIERCE queer and allied graduates? Really? Haven’t heard about it? Not in in the 10 weekly countdown…


May 11, 2012

10 Ways to Take a Soul Shower

10 Ways to Take a Soul Shower Midterms got you down? Micro-aggressions eating away at your soul? Do you just want to take an extensive nap? Or eat cereal while not wearing pants? Do you need a refreshing practice to shake up your day? Or do you ever feel so dirty and sweaty and tired…


March 17, 2012

Resurrecting Bayard Rustin

Happy 100th birthday to a man whose expansive justice work across multiple sites of oppression, earned him a marginal place in history, Bayard Rustin, our “Lost Prophet.” While we are on the topic of birthdays of awesome queer folk who have facilitated the arc of the moral universe in bending toward justice…Audre Lorde would have…


February 21, 2012

Shit Adults Say to Young People

shit adults say to young people   “Cause I Said So!” How are the lives of young people controlled? With the viral videos, “Shit… says,” many people have brought to light underlining issues of violence that many people are victims of, and examining those that they we may actually create. Such videos have been broad…


February 3, 2012

10 Ways to Procrastinate Post Snowpocalypse

1. Think about vaginas… 2. Check out Trans* Conferences! 3. Go stickering. 4. Get your friends together and plan to hit up some awesome local events coming up this month: —“Broken Bodies, PBP” & “Under 1 Nation: Zulu & Krip-Hop” —Sex Fair at UW 2012 —ASUW’s 11th Annual “Vagina Monologues” —Annual ASUW Drag Show 5….


February 2, 2012

Gay Marriage?


November 5, 2011

We Need Queer Youth Space

You might have heard, but queer youth from around the Seattle area have been organizing to create something new. Last year, queer young people came together around a three hour “Queer Youth Mutiny” to debate and construct a new vision for serving all queer youth. A new and innovative model was crafted by young people…


October 19, 2011

Creating Community Engagement Committee for the Q Center

With five students, I am leading the University of Washington Q Center’s effort create a “Community Engagement Committee” (CEC) of Puget Sound citizens, organizational and student constituencies’ representatives. The committee’s purpose is to help community members engage, support, and invest in Q Center student constituencies’ goals. At its best, the committee can strategically unify the…


October 11, 2011

Let’s Talk About “Coming Out.”

It’s National Coming Out Day, so you may expect to see a blog about all the reasons that coming out is awesome. You may expect to see me encouraging people to come out en masse. But I am not going to do that. Things I think: It’s fucked up that there is pressure on queer…


September 7, 2011

Queer Guide to Dawg Daze

The UW community welcomes its students back to campus with an annual week-long extravaganza of events, introductions, and workshops called Dawg Daze.  To new students this is an opportunity to embrace all that the campus has to offer- clubs, resources, student groups, academic programs, housing accommodations, and more.  This was how i found the Q center…



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