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Q Center

Providing a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, visibility and community building.

Last Build Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:36:44 +0000


Katie’s Story

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:25:28 +0000

When I think about Q Center I think about space. About how even just its existence holds space for so many of us who might not have another place where we can feel like ourselves. About how as a space, it creates opportunities for visibility, for connection, and for safety. About how unique it is […]

Teresa’s Story

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:13:06 +0000

When I arrived at Q Center, I was working as deputy director for Queer Intersections, a nonprofit centering queer and trans youth of color in the broader LGBTQ movement. I was drawn to Stacey and Justin’s grace and mentorship, and their offer of another place to call home. Through them, I was able to test […]

Ron’s Story

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:03:46 +0000

My first visit to Q Center occurred June 2010 at a forum to discuss a series of bias crimes and what should be done. I wanted to be a part of the discussion and help create a community solution. Those forums led to Q Patrol which I volunteered for the almost four years it existed. […]

SHINE with Q: A Brunch Benefit and Celebration

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:12:01 +0000

It’s time to SHINE! We would be so honored if you were to join us. This year’s brunch has a fun new twist, a pre and post party. Time beforehand to get caught up and enjoy mimosas (thanks Barefoot Wines!) and time afterwards to dance it uuuup! Our program is super sweet this year with […]

A Revolutionary Partnership

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:30:44 +0000

August 24, 2016 Portland, OR In its first six months of business, local chicken sandwich joint CHKCHK has raised over $12,000 for the Q Center- Portland’s LGBTQ center- with its unique, community-minded business model that sets aside five percent of gross sales for charitable contributions. Restaurateurs Aaron & Jessica Grimmer (The Picnic House, Barlow, High […]

Equity Foundation Supports Q Center with $5,000 Grant

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:01:59 +0000

For Immediate Release:  7/26/2016 Contact Person:  Justin Pabalate, Executive Co-Director Phone:  (503) 278-3470 Q Center receives a $5,000 grant from Equity Foundation to increase participation and among least served populations. The staff and board of Q Center are humbled and thoroughly excited to be the recipients of a $5,000 community impact grant from Equity Foundation […]