Que(e)ries: Diverse Genders and Sexualities Action Subcommittee

Que(e)ries: Diverse Genders and Sexualities Action Subcommittee

In the Spirit of our Lasallian Catholic* heritage, we are committed to respect for and holistic development of all persons. We recognize that our community includes individuals with vast and intersectional identities including diverse gender identities, gender expressions, sexualities, sexual expressions, family, and relational structures and backgrounds. As such we aim to actively inform and support policies, practices, and actions that affirm and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ communities at Saint Mary's College. We will do this via the promotion of equitable and collaborative work grounded in rich traditions of resistance, liberation, and social justice. 


The subcommittee is currently co-chaired by one faculty, one staff, and one student representative. The core working group consists of faculty, staff, and students ideally including campus offices and groups who are invested in initiatives supporting our charge. The College Provost and the Associate Provost & Senior Diversity Officer are considered ex-officio members of the subcommittee. The subcommittee remains an open space available to members of the Saint Mary's community who seek ways to contribute to the charge. We especially welcome members who bring intersectional perspectives to the work of the committee.

To join the Qu(e)ries Listserv, once logged into MySMC, go to Google Apps and click on Groups. Once on the Groups landing page, on the left hand side, click All Groups, search for "Que(e)ries" and Join the Group! For privacy, only co-Chairs can see membership within the Listserv.


The Queer and Trans Lit Collection

QTL collection


The Queer and Trans Lit Collection (QTL) on the second floor of the library was created with generous funding from the Que(e)ries Committee. The QTL collection, initially envisioned and curated by former faculty member Anna I. Corwin and librarian Molly June Roquet, continues to be supported and maintained by SMC librarians. It features queer and trans books from across our collection: adult fiction and nonfiction, young adult fiction and nonfiction, graphic novels, and picture books. It is meant to be a visible and easily accessible collection highlighting and supporting our LGBTQIA+ community. Additional LGBTQIA+ literature can be found throughout the stacks.




Co-Chairs (2023-2024):


José Feito (he/him)

Professor, Department of Psychology


Reece Harrison (he/they)

Student, Psychology Major


Andrea Brown (they/them) 

Assistant Debate Coach