As the largest LGBTQIA+ community center in the Pacific Northwest, Q Center champions the visibility, empowerment and well-being of LGBTQIA+ residents. With its many peer-based support groups and events, Q Center is an anchor for community members who are newly out or questioning their sexual or gender identity.
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Last year, Q Center had more than 15,000 visits, more than 7,000 calls and emails from community members seeking resources, hosted 25-plus peer-led support and social groups, and produced weekly programming that served more than 200 LGBT elders.
“There are so many reasons I support the Q Center. One is the people I’ve met. They motivate me to advocate for myself and for others. And it’s also the programs, events and resource partners. Even when I’m at my lowest, I’m still a part of a chosen family that was formed and nurtured at the Q Center.” —Geeta Lewis