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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
Portland Pride Festival
June 13–14, 2020

Portland Pride Festival

Tom McCall Waterfront Park Free

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

Editor's Pick
Festivals
LGBTQ+
Spring
Summer
Editor's Pick
Peacock in the Park
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Peacock in the Park

Washington Park Free

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

Editor's Pick
Arts
LGBTQ+
Summer
No Human Involved: The Fifth Annual Sex Workers’ Art Show
Nov. 8–Dec. 14, 2019

No Human Involved: The Fifth Annual Sex Workers’ Art Show

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) Free

No Human Involved: The Fifth Annual Sex Workers’ Art Show November 8 – December 14, 2019 The phrase “no human involved” (“NHI”) is a slang term that has been commonly used by police to refer to crimes involving the murder or injury of sex workers, drug users, gang members, immigrant and transient folks, with Black…

Art & Design
Exhibition
LGBTQ+
Clown Down: Failed to Mount
Nov. 14–17, 2019

Clown Down: Failed to Mount

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) Pay-What-You-Can ($20 suggested)

Get ready for a clown to go down in the first evening-length Carla Rossi show since 2014, premiering November 14 – 17. Presented by Risk/Reward, Clown Down opens with Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi (Anthony Hudson) being crushed by a new cabinet after she fails to mount it to the wall. Taking the traditional…

Comedy
LGBTQ+
Performing Arts
A Thousand Cuts
Nov. 16–17, 2019

A Thousand Cuts

Fuller Rosen Gallery Free

Fuller Rosen Gallery is thrilled to announce A Thousand Cuts, a solo exhibition by B. G-Osborne. Join up for an opening reception Saturday November 16, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. and an artist talk and conversation on Sunday November 17, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. Closing reception Friday January 10, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. A Thousand Cuts…

Art & Design
History
LGBTQ+
Readings & Talks
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
Invisible Touch & Drama Tops, This is For You
Nov. 22–23, 2019

Invisible Touch & Drama Tops, This is For You

Performance Works NW $12-$20

Seattle-based Elby Brosch and Portland’s Allie Hankins share an evening of compelling dance performance. Invisible Touch by Allie Hankins is a performance that centers deconstruction as a means of meaning-making. It takes many comb-throughs, and admitting things are tangled, but that’s all. In Drama Tops, This is for you a trans masculine dancer/choreographer Elby Brosch,…

LGBTQ+
Performing Arts
Vanity's Vaudeville Vixens
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019

Vanity's Vaudeville Vixens

Curious Comedy Theater General Admission $20-$25, VIP $50-$80

It’s 1925 and you’re finally untethered from your family dinner table! Get away from your mother’s rant about rising hem lines and avoid Uncle Morty’s unsophisticated opinions on the Charleston. Bring your fabulous flapper self to Vanity’s Vaudeville Vixens: A Familiy-Free Affair. Vanity’s Vaudeville Vixens is an immersive theater experience, taking you through a reimagining…

LGBTQ+
Performing Arts
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