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This page you'll find: About our Staff, A list of Queer Clubs, and Q Center Advisory Board.

Taylor Rose Perez

Taylor Rose is a New Media Design Major, Business Administration minor, and Advertising and Public Relations Major here at RIT. She is a transfer student from Finger Lakes Commumity College where she recieved her Associates in New Media Design. She is from Horseheads, NY but now calls Rochester home. Taylor Rose is our graphic designer for the office where she designs and creates posters for our events, brochures for the office, maintains this lovely website, and fulfills any graphic design or media needs. She is also the Spirit Leader on the RIT Cheerleading team and will be often seen at the gym. Taylor Rose is Safe Zone trained and is proud to be working for queer students on campus being a supportive and proud Ally and values inclusivity.

Taylor Rose uses female pronouns - She/Her.

Taylor Rose Perez

Dan is an RIT Alumnus('15). While at RIT he was involved with Fraternity and Sorority Life as a member of Sigma Alpha Mu and serving multiple terms on the RIT Interfraternity Council. After leaving RIT he worked for a year at the North-American Interfraternity Conference doing remote support for Interfraternity Councils around the country. He is now at The College at Brockport working on his MS Ed. in College Counseling with which he plans to continue working in student affairs.

Dan uses male pronouns - He, Him, His.

Natasha is a 5th year Biomedical Engineering student. Natasha has been an active member of the RIT community in clubs and organizations, and works as a Student Ambassador for the Office of Career Services and Co-op Education. Natasha has a passion for CDs, concerts, trucks, natural hair, black clothes, books, engineering, tattoos, and animals (hairless cats, reptiles, elephants, and cows!). They are thankful to have found the LGBTQIA+ community at RIT and have found a chosen family in it. They are proud to serve the community they now call home.

Natasha uses the pronouns they/them/theirs and she/her/hers

Kenneth is a graduate student at Nazareth College studying Higher Education Student Affairs Administration. He is in his second year of his graduate program. After graduating he hopes to work in a department similar to the Center for Campus Life. He is excited to be able to work with the Q Center and help around the office. In addition to working with the Q Center, Kenneth also works with New Student Orientation. He can usually be found somewhere within the Campus Center at any given time of the day. Outside of work he enjoys spoiling his two dogs.

Kenneth uses male pronouns - He, Him, His.

Henry Hinesley

Dr. Hinesley, is the staff coordinator of the Q Center and Program Director of the Women's and Gender Studies program in the College of Liberal Arts. He serves on the RIT Leadership Social Justice Advisory Board, the Women's and Gender Studies Coordinating Committee, staff advisor to Tangent and administrative advisor to Outspoken. He began teaching at RIT in 2006, and took on the role of Q Center Coordinator in 2010. Originally from Indiana, he moved to New York in 1999. Before coming to RIT, he served as executive director of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley for three years, and spent 18 years fundraising for non-profit organizations including Girls Incorporated, Audubon New York, and The Nature Conservancy.
He serves on the Women of Color research team for the AdvanceRIT Women Connect project, funded by the National Science Foundation. Recently, he joined the Social Justice Committee of the anti-racism group, FREE, Facing Race, Embracing Equity. He is a contributor to the book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, and to the LGBT Encyclopedia, Proud Heritage. His Doctorate of Education in Executive Leadership is from the Wilson School of Education at St. John Fisher College.
He is proud to have led the Pride Flag project, which resulted in the installation of a rainbow pride flag and descriptive plaques in the entrance to the Student Alumni Union. He leads the RIT Safe Zone training project, Q Center operations, and supports faculty, staff, and students as they strive to build an inclusive campus community for LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, two spirit, and asexual people and their allies)--in other words, sexual and gender minorities and people who look forward to a time when we recognize and appreciate the entire gender and sexual identity spectrum.
His office is located in the Q Center at SAU A530 and may be contacted at (585) 475 – 4352 or chhgsm@rit.edu.

Chris prefers male pronouns - He/Him/His.



The RIT GLBTQA Alliance is open to all people. We work to foster a community for the LGBTQA population on campus by sponsoring social events, education, and advocating for the students.
This is a Tier 3 Club
Contact ritGA

Meetings are every Wednesday at 9pm in Kate Gleason Dorm A055.


Spectrum is the splendid GLBTQQA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allies) student group at RIT / NTID. We are most time work with whose are deaf or hard of hearing but hearing students are welcome too. This group is where every single one of us can grow and feel safe within our environment without oppression and fear of being our true selves. We aim for an open, safe, and inclusive campus environment for NTID/RIT students, staff and alumni. We also work with the RIT Gay Alliance, OUTspoken, the Center for Women and Gender, Tangent, and the RIT GLBT Center.
This is a Tier 3 Club
Contact Spectrum


OUTspoken is a Major Student Organization representing LGBTQ students and our allies on campus. We work within Student Government to empower gender and sexual diverse students, to educate the RIT community at large on LGBTQ issues, and to represent the needs and concerns faced by LGBTQ students and allies.
Contact OUTspoken


This group supports nonbinary, agender and questioning students.
Contact Enby

ENBY meets every Saturday 1-2pm; Email for location!


Tangent is the Transgender Network at RIT. Tangent aims to be a forum for transgender, genderqueer, and non binary members of the RIT community.
Contact Tangent

Tangent meets every Monday at 9:00pm; Email for location!

LABRYS Women's Alliance

A safe space for all queer-identified women to meet, discuss and hang out. There are weekly meetings, usually discussion or activity-based. Labrys Women's Alliance is dedicated to creating a fun, safe environment for queer female-identified people.
Contact Labrys

Labrys meets every Tuesday in the Alumni Room at 8:00pm

Q Center Advisory Board

Nicole Boulais- Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
Betty Vickery- Nurse Practitioner
Stephanie Paredes- Manager of Multicultural Programs
Kerry Hughes- Project and Event Manager; Office of the Provost
Bryan Lloyd- Assistant Director for Counseling and Academic Advising for NTID
Marc Goldman- Associate Director of Student Affairs, Residential Education
Janine Rowe - Assistant Director for Disability Services, Career Counselor 
Clayton Ide- NTID Liberal Studies Instructional/Support Faculty
Jennifer Gravitz- NTID Liberal Studies Department Chair
Amy Reed- Women’s Basketball Head Coach/Senior Women’s Administrator
Jessica Ecock- Associate Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
Kerry Foxx - Director for Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement
Sharon Emerson- Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer Connelly- SCHOOL OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Cha Ron Sattler-Leblanc - Senior Director for Academic Support Center
Samuel Waters - College of Computing & Information Sciences System Administrator Not Pictured:
Nicole Crouse-Dickerson- Interpretek
Alan Smerbeck - Psychology; Women and Gender Studies Program Coordinating Committee