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LGBTQ+ Resources

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

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This section was produced in collaboration with PQ Monthly, dedicated to serving the LGBTQ+ communities of Oregon, Washington and the Bay Area. PQ Monthly is published on the third Thursday of every month and updated daily online.

Portland has a plethora of LGBTQ publications, organizations and businesses in various neighborhoods to serve the diverse queer community.

LGBT Media

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.

Organizations

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.

Dykes on Bikes

Dykes on Bikes supports philanthropic endeavors in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and women’s communities and beyond, and reaches out to empower a community of diverse women through rides, charity events, Pride events and education.

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.

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.

Our House

Our House provides healthcare, housing and other vital services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.

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.

Pride Foundation

Pride Foundation supports LGBTQ+ equality in Oregon. Building on its first Oregon grant awarded in 1991 supporting the development of LGBTQ+-focused domestic violence services, Pride Foundation has been growing support for local Oregon organizations and scholars thanks to donors and volunteers.

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.

SMYRC

The Sexual Minority Youth Recreation Center (SMYRC) provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free space for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23 who participate in positive activities like art, music, community organizing, open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups and receive services including case management, counseling, education, and more.

Queer in Portland

LGBTQ happenings

Editor's Pick
Many Shades of Being Darcelle: 52 Years of Fashion, 1967-2019
Ongoing

Many Shades of Being Darcelle: 52 Years of Fashion, 1967-2019

Oregon Historical Society Free

Portland’s own Darcelle XV (the stage name of Walter Cole) has been headlining the Darcelle XV Showplace cabaret club since 1973. In a career spanning over 50 years, Darcelle has worn a vast array of extravagant costumes, often designed and constructed by Walter himself. Walter, performing as Darcelle, now holds the Guinness World Record for…

Editor's Pick
Art & Design
Cultural Communities
History
LGBTQ+
Flight - Landing Party
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

Flight – Landing Party

The Liquor Store $10

House, techno, acid and disco featuring: Gabriel DellousRap Class (Smooth Transitions/Daisies)Umlaut (Local Heroes PDX)Carissa Illy (Flight)Lighting by ÍON Laser & ProjectionArt by Lauren GreenPhotos by Pocho’s Cosas

LGBTQ+
Music
Nightlife
Sing Along with Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019

Sing Along with Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini

Thomas Lauderdale's Downtown Loft $125

Join up for a dazzling night with Pink Martini founder Thomas Lauderdale and sing along to favorite Pink Martini songs. Enjoy festive drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Thomas’s downtown loft. If you’re ready to grab a songbook and sing the night away, act fast – oly 200 tickets are available for this exclusive party.

LGBTQ+
Music
Nightlife
Pacific Crest Comedy Festival
Nov. 7–10, 2019

Pacific Crest Comedy Festival

The Siren Theater $6-$15 for single tickets; $100 for a festival pass

Creating a perfect world where Portland’s ascending comedy scene welcomes comics from all over the globe for one glorious comedy “summit.” A meeting of sexy and hilarious minds. Attendees, ticket holders and festival goers will experience the best in comedy in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

Comedy
Festival
LGBTQ+
I Do To-Do: Inclusive Wedding Planning Social
Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

I Do To-Do: Inclusive Wedding Planning Social

District East Free

I Do To-Do wedding planning event is a social Q&A event where couples of all sizes, colors, genders and loves can come ask inclusive wedding professionals all their wedding planning questions one-on-one for free.Because the event is a passion project from Beth Olson (Twisted Aisle Weddings photography), Jenn Reyes (AWE productions) and Tilly Dorsey and…

LGBTQ+
Readings & Talks
The Mystery Box Show: True Stories All About Sex
Ongoing

The Mystery Box Show: True Stories All About Sex

Alberta Rose Theatre $22 GA – $57 VIP (includes backstage after-party)

“It’s like the This American Life of SEX!” Storytellers share their true sexual experiences in front of a live audience, offering a glimpse into one of the most basic human drives that connects us all. Stories told at The Mystery Box Show explore sexuality from the vanilla to the kinky, and all across the gender…

Comedy
LGBTQ+
Performing Arts
Readings & Talks
White Bird Gala 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020

White Bird Gala 2020

The Loft at 8th Avenue Free

Join up for an evening of glitz and glamour at White Bird’s annual fundraising gala.

Art & Design
Exhibition
Food & Drink
LGBTQ+
Performing Arts
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