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QSpot (Firetruck House, 2nd Floor)

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The second floor of the Firetruck House is lovingly known as QSpot. This is a warm and welcoming space for the extremely diverse population of students celebrating, questioning, investigating and struggling with sexual orientation and/or gender identity. QSpot is a great place to relax, study, check email, browse books and magazines, watch films or converse with queer and allied students. The space is open to all Stanford students and offers:

  • a computer cluster
  • complimentary printing
  • a library
  • magazines, academic journals and arts publications
  • a study, meeting and events space with a media center
  • dry erase boards for creative brainstorming

This space is one of the oldest campus LGBT centers in the country; there has been an LGBT presence in Stanford’s Firetruck House since the formation of the Gay People’s Union (GPU) in 1971. The intervening decades have seen a dynamic unfolding of student-initiated, student-created, student-implemented campaigns, programs, activities and projects, linked to evolving conceptions of sexual orientation and gender identity and to larger societal struggles for rights and acceptance.