POCQUnity: (free) services for LGBTQIA+ people of color
Specialized services for and by LGBTQIA+ people of color in the Utrecht region
Since January 2020 Colored Qollective, a new foundation for and by LGBTQIA+ people and refugee fellows of color, has entered into a new collaboration with the Municipality of Utrecht, under the project called 'POCQUnity'. This service project aims to provide a safe, anonymous and accessible environment for LGBTQIA+ visitors and fleeing fellow people of color. In addition, these visitors are also guided and supported in finding the right trajectories and referrals.
With a perspective on intersectionality (intersectional thinking), experienced and knowledgeable service providers are present who are in conversation with all kinds of core concepts that concern the community. Some examples of this are gender diversity, dysphoria, mental health, but also, for example, socio-cultural conflicts and discrimination based on race/ethnicity and/or sexuality.
"This is another step in the right direction and thus promotes the emancipation of marginalized groups in the Utrecht region", says the chairman of Colored Qollective.
Do you need a safe and anonymous conversation with one of our service providers? Then you can contact them quickly and free of charge. Contact us via:
Phone/Whatsapp: 0642971775 / 0618147870
Service providers POCQunity
"Hello everyone, my name is Graciëlle Struijck. Recently I joined Colored Qollective. I am very excited to be committed to the queer community of color. Contributing to an inclusive society in which everyone knows and hears and in which everyone feels welcome, is very important to me. Feel free to contact me when you need a conversation or when you need help. I'm here to listen to you and help you where I can. I look forward to getting acquainted."
Consultation hour: Tuesday from 12:00-14:00.
"My name is Nur Aydin (she/her) and I recently started working as a psychosocial service provider at Colored Qollective. In addition to my work as a psychologist, I am very involved in social topics and developments. I think it is important that mental health services and other aid agencies become more accessible and safer from marginalised identities within society. Hopefully, at Colored Qollective, I can make a positive contribution to strengthening and strengthening the queer community of color. "
Consultation hour: Wednesday from 12:00-14:00.
The consultation hour is intended for short questions or a short introduction, after which an appointment can be made beforefurther contact. Further appointments can be flexibly planned and the waiting times are not long.