QGen is an intergenerational arts & culture program between QYou and Rainbow Pioneers (a Center program for LGBTQ+ elders aged 50+). The group meets routinely for a variety of exciting media based events! Recently we have conducted sessions on notable LGBT+ music, and queer representation in film.

The QGen program provides a space for age diverse LGBT+ people to come together to talk about the popular media they love. Informal discussions are hosted around a quarterly theme. Past themes have included LGBT+ music and queer representation in film. Please stay tuned for sign-up oppurtunities.

Upcoming Events

March 11th, 2023 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

QGen Book Club

A hybrid in-person / virtual event for all interested in joining the QGen Book Club. Join us as we discuss the book, Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Additonal QGen Programming

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The QGen Book Club

Our book club, comprised of queer folks and allies, meets bi-monthly to discuss a wide variety of lived experiences through a literary lens. We prioritize queer, BIPOC, and any other voices historically marginalized and silenced. Whether it is nonfiction, fiction, a collection of short stories, essays, or a novella, our goal is to build community through our love of storytelling and understanding that our lived experiences shape the way we view and interpret literature. We focus on what literature means to us personally, as well as how it continues to shape and evolve the world we live in.


The Intergenerational Podcast

LGBTQ+ history is often glossed over by mainstream media. The voices of our community are pushed into obscurity, and forgotten leaving future queer people unsure about their heritage. Through the Intergenerational Podcast, the Center works to break this silence by pairing a young person with an elder to discuss their favorite memories, achievements, and struggles as LGBT+ people.

QGen Podcast Episodes
QGEN Pen Pals

QGen Pen Pals

Storytelling, personal narrative, and truth-telling has been an oral tradition of the LGBTQ+ community throughout history. During these times of isolation and loss, human connection for our youth and elders is more important than ever. As such, the QGen team has partnered QYou & Rainbow Pioneers members together as pen pals. If you are interested in being a pen pal to a Rainbow Pioneers member, please stay tuned for future updates

    • To learn more about this program please contact the QYou coordinators.
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