Q Collective Scholars in the News

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Gattis on Causes, Risks, and Solutions for LGBTQ+ Homelessness

Maurice Gattis, Ph.D., the Senior Advisor to the Q Collective and an associate professor in the School of Social Work, recently detailed how LGBTQ+ youth are overrepresented in the rising population of people experiencing homelessness.

His article on the news website SWHELPER goes beyond recounting the risks these youth face, e.g., higher incidence of substance abuse, sexual assault, and becoming victims of hate crimes, to outlining a framework for solutions.


Pathak adds Pride Month thoughts to those of students, faculty and staff

VCU asked a handful of VCU faculty, students and staff to describe what Pride Month means to them. Archana Pathak, Ph.D., interim director of Q Collective, tied the celebration to resilience and a sense of belonging.

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More news featuring Q Collective Scholars

B. Ethan Coston Awarded REAL Challenge Grant

Dr. Coston, Ph.D. (Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies) is seeking applicants for the inaugural cohort of the Queerantine Archive project. It is envisioned as a multi-year project that will document and archive LGBTQIA2+ community life during COVID-19. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors can learn more at bit.ly/QueerArchive.

Dr. B. Coston pictured against wall for story on REAL Challenge Grant award

My Pandemic Valentine | Virginia Humanities

What We're Losing If More LGBTQ Nightlife Spaces Close | NPR

Transcripts Podcast

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Transcripts is a new podcast that puts the transgender movement in context. Using oral histories from the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota and produced by Cassius Adair, hosts Andrea Jenkins and Myrl Beam introduce listeners to the trans activists working to build a more just and more fabulous world. This panel, funded in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities, will feature transgender activists from across the country who have shared their stories with this project.

Contact gsws@vcu.edu with any questions. 

More information can be found by clicking on the Podcast Panel Transcripts poster.