Q&A: Queers and Allies

A group for students of all genders and sexualities at Middlebury College

Q&A: Queers and Allies


Campus Resources

  • The Queer Studies House (QSH — pronounced kwish) is an academic interest house with the mission of promoting the academic pursuit of queer studies and creating a safe space for students of all sexual and gender identities. Established in the spring of 2008, the house is three years old, and serves as a living space dedicated to the principle that the study of sexuality and gender identity is integral to the promotion of diversity and a necessary portion of a complete academic, social, and residential college experience. QSH plays host to social and academic teas, parties, workshops, and film screenings, and residents are involved in numerous queer-related activities on campus. QSH is located behind Proctor Dining Hall to the left of the Chellis House.
  • Gay and Lesbian Employees at Middlebury (GLEAM) is an informal social and resource group for faculty and staff employees of Middlebury College. GLEAM’s mission is to promote understanding and acceptance of all LGBTQ members of the Middlebury Community. GLEAM is not as active as it has been in years past, but LGBTQ students and employees can still get to know each other through an informal monthly meeting known as Third Thursday.
  • The Counseling Center at the Parton Center for Health and Wellness “is dedicated to providing excellent mental health services to Middlebury students.” While all of their counselors excel at their work in different ways, their website describes Ximena Mejia as having “counseling interests focus[ing] around the intersections of cultural identity, multiculturalism, gender, and sexuality issues.”

Local Resources

  • Outright Vermont is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth center and state-wide advocacy organization. The Mission of Outright is to build safe, healthy, and supportive environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth (ages 13-22). Our goal is to make Vermont the safest, most supportive and empowering state for queer youth in the United States of America.
  • RU12? Community Center celebrates, educates, and advocates with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Vermonters.