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Cascade Queer Resource Center

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The PCC Queer Resource Centers provide advocacy, education, leadership development, programming, and retention services for students with marginalized genders and sexualities to create an inclusive and intersectional campus climate promoting gender justice, sexual liberation, and equity for all people.

Hours and location

Cascade SU 302

Fall Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10am-6pm, Fridays: open by appointment.

Contact Azul R. Da Silva, Cascade QRC Coordinator, for more information.

What does the CA QRC offer?

Drop-in counseling

The QRC has a PCC counselor that holds hours in the center each week. These hours are primarily drop-in but if you would like to reserve a spot, please email the QRC at qrccascade@gmail.com in advance.

Education and events

The QRC provides intersectional training opportunities and events programming for the PCC campus community about issues pertaining to marginalized sexual and gender identities.

Our activities include but are not limited to trans, gender expansive, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, asexual, intersex, pansexual, and polyamorous communities. These trainings and events serve the purpose of increasing knowledge, understanding, and empathy for diverse sexualities and genders.


The QRC advocates for institutional equity on behalf of Queer and Trans students, staff, and faculty. The QRC is available for departmental or individual consultations about creating inclusive and welcoming and environments for these populations.


As a diversity retention center, the QRC student advocates and coordinator provide support, resources, and referrals to Queer and Trans students with the ultimate goal of supporting students to achieve their academic goals.

Help reporting discrimination and harassment at PCC

Diversity Retention Center staff can assist you the process of reporting discrimination and support.

Video created By Elizabeth Guzman-Arroyo, Assistant Coordinator, Multicultural Center Cascade Campus

Volunteer opportunities

Join the QRC Programming Team, Lounge Support Specialists, or Education program. Contact the QRC at qrccascade@gmail.com for more information.

Hygiene products

The QRC has a number of hygiene products available for students in need.

Coffee, tea, and company

Stop by and say hi! We’re friendly and excited to meet you.

Upcoming events

Our calendar of events is under construction, check back again soon! In the meantime, drop by the QRC for an updated list of events, and look out for our flyers around campus.

Additional Resources

All-User Restrooms

Preferred Name at PCC

Pronoun Support Sheet

Other District-Wide Efforts

Library Research Guide for Queer Resources