Queering a World Class Education


Peer Advising

Lor is a second year student in the School of Social Work Graduate program and is running  the advising program at the Q Center. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Psychology from Bastyr University. For anyone who wants or needs someone who will create an open, empathetic, confidential, and non judgmental space to explore your stuff Lor could very well be the person to help you learn the skills/tools you want to move through life in a conscious, fun, and vibrant  way. It doesn’t matter what you want to talk about, he is here to listen and witness for you, your process. Want to rant about school work, come in. Need some help with a relationship, trans* issues including health care, coming out, questioning, any identity questions, mental health concerns, wondering what these feelings are that you have never experienced before, come on in let’s explore them and see how to dance with them. It doesn’t matter what you want to talk about he is here to listen and witness with you your process. Adjusting to living away from home and it feels strange that’s OK you and Lor can work through that too. Lor is in the Q Center Monday through Thursday.

Drop in and ask for Lor or call Lor at the Q center , (206)879-1430, if you want to talk on the phone first. He is available by appointment various hours Monday through Friday. You may request an appointment by emailing internuw@uw.edu  and specify what time and day work for you. Lor will get back to you promptly, usually within a day, unless the request comes in on Friday, then it would be Monday.

Drop-in Hours:
Monday                           12:30pm-2:30pm
Tuesday                  10:00pm-12:00pm
Wednesday           2:00pm-4:30pm
Thursday                   11:00am-1:00pm

Support Groups

Trans* & Gender Queering Support Group

Looking for camaraderie and support around gender identity and/or expression? Look no further! Ready, get set, GENDER! Every Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Q Center you too can meet with others who wish to explore the continuum of gender identity and expression through discussion, support of one another, and connection. This support group is facilitated by two master of social work students interning at the Q Center. Lor and Liz bring to the group years of experience in facilitation, community organizing, and expertise in gender and sexuality.

When: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: Q Center (HUB 315)

Lavender Circle

The Lavender Circle is an open, affirming place to explore our identities and experiences, and have questions answered amongst a supportive group of peers.

Join us for discussions framed around gender identity, gender expression, sexual identity development, and more.  This group is not framed around ally development.

When: Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM*
Where: Q Center (HUB 315)

Appointments with the Director

If you are wanting to set up a meeting time with Dr. Jen Self, you can book a 30 minute time slot. To make an appointment, please contact uwqcenter@gmail.com and specify which date and time slot you would like to book. You will receive a confirmation email once you are on Dr. Self’s calendar.

Not meeting with the director? Feel free to stop in and say, “Hi!”

Appointments with Assistant Director

Jaimée Marsh is available for appointments and drop-in advising (when available). To make an appointment, please contact uwqcenter@gmail.com and specify a day and time you would like to meet. You will receive an email confirming your appointment.

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