During the 2016-2017 school year, Evergreen added a new resource center to campus. Located in the Library building, the Trans and Queer Center (TQC) aims to provide academic and social support for the LGBTQQIAA members of Evergreen’s community.
Read the whole story here – http://www.evergreen.edu/magazine/winter-2017/coming-out-party
In a nutshell, the TQC’s main goals are to help:
- Navigate coming out
- Become a better advocate for yourself
- Get support and advocacy to meet your needs
- Find culturally-competent medical and mental health providers
The Center’s newly-hired director, Amria Caluya, says alumni support is important.
“If you’re an alum who came out in college, you can give to ensure that there’s a space for today’s students to develop their identity in the most meaningful way possible. I couldn’t imagine what my own life would look like if I hadn’t had access to a place like this.”
You can share your support by attending their session at Return to Evergreen, where you can learn about its history and meet students – http://www.evergreen.edu/return/2017/sessions