LGBTQ+ Community

Visitors to Portland can experience huge LGBTQ+ Pride parades, drag performances, queer film festivals, dance parties and more.

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LGBTQ+ Community

Portland's thriving LGBTQ+ community is reflected at institutions and events across the city.

LGBTQ+ History in Portland

Portland’s LGBTQ history includes many years of activism, legislative progress and the election of the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city.

LGBTQ+ Resources

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

LGBTQ+ Festivals & Events

From film festivals to parties and pride parades, Portland's LGBTQ community celebrates all year 'round.

Portland Pride

Every June, the Portland Pride Festival & Parade makes a name for itself — and LGBTQ+ community members — all over town.

Events and Activities

Join in on these local LGBTQ+ festivities and special events.

LGBTQ+ Performing Arts & Drag

Portland's offerings range from traditional female impersonation to queer burlesque.

LGBTQ+ Sports & Recreation

Located only a few hours from the beach, the mountains and the high desert, Portland is a sports and wilderness lover’s fantasy come true.

LGBTQ+ Nightlife

Portland has no shortage of LGBTQ-owned and -friendly bars and clubs. Whether you're looking for a relaxing night with friends, a high-energy dance party or a drag show, Portland delivers.

Peacock in the Park

Sequins, boas and a rainbow of talent mark LGBTQ variety show Peacock in the Park's takeover of Washington Park.

Arts & Culture

Meet the folks behind the sounds, sights and screens of queer culture in Portland.

Portland Queer Film Festival

Portland Queer Film Festival returns every fall with an annual showcase of narrative and documentary films from around the world.

Future Prairie: A Collective of Women and Queer Artists

Portland’s Future Prairie is a collective of women and queer artists that presents chautauqua-inspired live shows, as well as a podcast.

Meet Queer Indigenous Musician, Black Belt Eagle Scout

Portland artist Katherine Paul draws inspiration from the riot grrrl movement, Nirvana and her Swinomish roots.

LGBTQ+ Events

Celebrate Portland's vibrant LGBTQ+ community at these upcoming events.

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Portland Pride
June 13–14, 2020

Portland Pride

Tom McCall Waterfront Park Free

Every June, the Portland Pride Festival & Parade makes a name for itself — and LGBTQ+ community members — all over town.

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Gaylabration
Saturday, June 13, 2020

Gaylabration

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom Ticket Prices Vary

Gaylabration is the biggest dance party and fundraiser of Portland Pride Weekend. In 2020, the event celebrates its 10-year anniversary with the theme “DecaDANCE.” Enjoy a special laser light show and DJs who keep the dance floor packed with uplifting sounds from around the world.

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Drag Bingo with Peachy Springs
Ongoing

Drag Bingo with Peachy Springs

Shine Distillery & Grill $1 per game

Peachy Springs hosts the monthly Drag Bingo night the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Grab your people and come out for food, drink, a ton of laughs, bingo and prizes worth playing for.

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Turn the Radio Up!
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Turn the Radio Up!

Keller Auditorium $18-$50

Join Portland’s Gay Men’s Chorus at their annual Pride Month concert! In 2020, the theme is “Turn the Radio Up,” featuring some of the best pop hits from the 1980s through today (think Madonna, Cher, George Michael, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Pink, Taylor Swift and Whitney Houston). Joined by a cappella super group Cascade and dance…

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Peacock in the Park
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Peacock in the Park

Washington Park

Sequins, boas and a rainbow of talent mark LGBTQ variety show Peacock in the Park’s takeover of Washington Park.

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