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About the Q Center
The Q Center is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth and their allies to gather, share, hang out, have fun, and build healthy relationships with supportive adults and peers.  It is a great place to make new friends.

The Q Center offers support groups, educational support, counseling services, social events, HIV/STD education and testing, opportunities for community involvement, and support for Gay-Straight Alliances and schools. The Q Center provides support groups, after school drop in hours, tutoring, peer training, prevention education, suicide prevention counseling, community outreach which increases community cultural competency, a full day summer program, social events and we are one of only 7 youth centers in the United States to house a David Bohnett Cyber Center, providing our youth with a state of the art computer center. 

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For further information: 315.701.2431 or qcenter@AIDSCommunityResources.com

June activities at the Q Center

Q Center provides LGBTQ Cultural Compentency training free of charge to youth service providers.    Learn more. 

Mission Statement

The Mission of The Q Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth is to promote the health, safety, and empowerment of LGBTQ young people.

We further strive to end all forms of violence and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity through supporting legislation and educating the public. Through outreach to the broader community, parents, guardians, religious institutions and schools, we aim to make all spaces safer for LGBTQ youth.

We respect young people and take a holistic approach to supporting their growth and development through providing caring adult role models, information and education on living healthy lives, issues of equality, and tools for empowerment.

We work toward and have hope for a world where all youth are safe and valued, regardless of their sexual identification, HIV status, gender identity and expression, educational enrollment, disability, race or ethnicity.

Fact:

64% of LGBTQ youth say they have been verbally harassed because of their sexual orientation.