LGBT resources

These publications and organizations will put you in touch with Portland's LGBT community.

A group from Oregon Health & Science University marches in Portland's annual Pride Parade.A group from Oregon Health & Science University marches in Portland's annual Pride Parade.
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    This section was produced in collaboration with PQ Monthly, dedicated to serving the LGBTQ communities of Oregon and Southwest Washington in all their diversity. PQ Monthly is published on the third Thursday of every month and updated daily online.

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    PQ Monthly

    PQ is a monthly print and daily online publication covering Oregon and SW Washington’s LGBTQ communities in all their diversity.

    Portland’s Gay Yellow Pages

    Portland’s Gay Yellow Pages is a publication and website that lists Portland area businesses that welcome the LGBTQ community with open arms.


    Basic Rights Oregon

    Basic Rights Oregon is dedicated to winning marriage equality, fighting for transgender rights, and promoting racial justice.

    Bradley Angle

    The oldest domestic violence shelter on the West Coast, Bradley Angle is also the only agency in Portland that provides culturally-specific services for LGBTQ survivors.

    Cascade AIDS Project

    Cascade Aids Project is an HIV/AIDS organization dedicated to prevention, support and the elimination of stigma. The project also runs Pivot, a drop-in space for gay, bisexual and transgender men.

    Equity Foundation

    The Equity Foundation supports the LGBTQ community by providing grants and scholarships.

    Human Rights Campaign (Portland Steering Committee)

    Portland’s all-volunteer chapter of HRC hosts events throughout the year to raise awareness (and funds) for the fight for LGBTQ equality.

    In Other Words Feminist Community Center

    As seen on “Portlandia” (as “Women and Women First”), In Other Words is the only nonprofit U.S. feminist bookstore. The center hosts a wide range of events and workshops addressing literary, cultural and health topics.

    Northwest Gender Alliance

    NWGA provides support and social opportunities for transgender, transsexual and cross-dressing individuals as well as education on trans issues for the community.

    Outside In

    Founded in 1968, Outside In is a social service organization that helps homeless youth and other marginalized individuals (such as LGBTQ people) attain health and self-sufficiency.

    Portland Area Business Association (PABA)

    PABA serves as the LGBTQ chamber of commerce for businesses in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

    Q Center

    The Q Center is dedicated to creating a safe space for all LGBTQ people that celebrates diversity, visibility and community-building through a wide range of events, workshops, support services and advocacy work.


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