Q Center resources for Students

The University of Washington Q Center has an advising program, staffed by Dr. Jen Self, Lor Anderson, an MSW Practicum Intern, Jaimée Marsh, Assistant Director, and James Keum, the Q Center’s Queer People of Color Advocate. The goal of our advising program is to provide students with safe and affirming spaces to talk and deal with the variety of concerns and challenges unique to queer, trans*, and questioning students.

This year the Q Center celebrates 10 years of service to the University of Washington communities. It is through our partnerships across the campus, particularly with advisers, that we have been able to reach and serve queer, trans*, and questioning students in nearly every department on campus. We want to thank you for your support and encourage you  to continue referring your students to the Q Center for advising, crisis counseling, advocacy, social space, support, fun, education, and just as another unit on campus that fosters student development.

Along with facilitating the Queer People of Color Alliance and staffing the Q Center, James also provides drop-in hours at the Ethnic Cultural Center from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesdays.  

Finally, we are offering two Q Center facilitated support groups, a Trans* & Queer Gender Support Group on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Q Center and the Lavender Circle Support Group on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Q Center. For more information see below.

Please email Lor at internuw@uw.edu or call the Q Center at 206-897-1430 and ask for Lor, Jen, Jaimée, or James.


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.—Starting January 21, 2014

Where: Q Center

What: Trans* & Gender Queering Support Group

Why: Because we like you!

See you there!


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.

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM*

Q Center, HUB 315

*The Q Center will be closed to the public during this group.  Participants should arrive within 10 minutes of the start time.

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