About InQueery

Hello, and welcome to InQueery, our blog at the Pacific Center for Human Growth. For those of you who don’t know, the Pacific Center is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1973 in response to a gay bashing that occurred in Oakland. We have grown over the decades and now offer a number of mental and public health services to the LGBTQ community in the east bay: therapy services, youth programming, peer support groups, and clinical training.

Our goal at InQueery is to interact with LGBTQ communities, in the Bay Area and beyond, by providing content on a variety of queer-related issues that you care about. We offer a mixture of informative, analytical, and reflective pieces; we want to explore what’s going on in the world around us and to invite you into those conversations. Discussions of current events, politics, personal stories, and even art are welcome here. More broadly, we are excited to connect with other members and inspire citizenship within our communities – which, to us, means being an informed and engaged participant!

Together with Pacific Center’s Outreach Team, a group of dedicated volunteers maintain the InQueery blog. The substantial efforts of the following Staff Contributors ensure that we can continue to provide regular and original content on the blog. In addition to writing, they support the logistics of publishing content and maintaining staff, as well as the blog’s steering and focus. InQueery would also not be possible without the contributions of our dozens of Visiting Writers, who volunteer to write articles on a more flexible basis.

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Katherine Fox is the Blog Coordinator.

By day, she teaches anthropology and is currently pursuing her PhD in the same discipline. Her research interests include LGBTQ health and immigration issues. When she is not working, she enjoys playing piano, painting and other artistic pursuits, and long-distance hikes.

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Amelia Henry is a Staff Contributor.

Amelia is a bisexual writer attending NYU. She has been writing for InQueery for over a year and is the new Queer & Present columnist. She enjoys the roller disco, cooking, and queer haunts.

blog staffAnne Errelis is a Staff Contributor.

Anne grew up in the small village of Peyrefitte-sur l’Hers in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. She has a Master’s degree in political science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Toulouse. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband where she writes on matters cultural, political, and social. She is currently working on a book dealing with the intersection of film and social justice. She loves cats, wine, cheese, film, and literature in roughly that order.

photo of CarterCarter Serrett is a Staff Contributor

Carter is a proud second generation gay parent. He has experienced being a child of an out lesbian in the 70’s and is currently co-parenting a 17 year old son today. He holds a degree in International Relations from SFSU and an MBA (a dark time) from St. Mary’s College. Carter is graduating from John F. Kennedy University in June of 2018 with an MA in Clinical Psychology. He is currently working in Calistoga, CA as a therapist and a continuing care manager where he helps those struggling with some of the same demons he has wrestled with to find a way out of the darkness of addiction and into the light of a new life. Carter enjoys lecturing and teaching and has presented at addiction conferences in California. He lives in Concord, CA with his two dogs Princess Leia and Dobby. In his spare time he enjoys writing for and acting in an amateur theater troupe called The Dramaddicts. Carter is a fan of science fiction, British comedy, theater and political activism. Currently Carter is grappling with what it means to be single and gay at the age of 50 now that his son is heading off to college in the fall (scary shit).


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