Welcome to OutFront Kalamazoo. Join us in co-creating a community that is safe, strong and standing together to confront injustice and inequality. Thank you for taking time to learn more. We are a diverse, inclusive and connected group of tireless advocates, loyal allies, enthusiastic donors, knowledgeable staff and dedicated volunteers.
Whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, omnisexual, pansexual, or as an ally, the QRC has something to offer you! Our space houses a great collection of over 2, LGBTQIA-related books and movies, which can be checked out for free and used as textbooks for classes or research material for papers. Our lounge and lobby aka rainbow ski lodge can be used for organizational meetings, doing homework and studying, or simply hanging out with friends in a safer and more welcoming space. The lounge also includes a computer for 7C student use. Come on by to write a paper, do research, check your email, or what have you, all in the relaxed and welcoming environment of the QRC.
Everyone slips up from time to time. A lot of the time it can be tempting to go on and on about how bad you feel that you messed up or how hard it is for you to get it right. It is inappropriate and makes the person who was misgendered feel awkward and responsible for comforting you, which is absolutely not their job. In most cases, it is appropriate to gently correct them without further embarrassing the individual who has been misgendered.