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LGBTQ+ Resources

Updated April 17, 2020

If you have resources you would like to add to this page, please contact Matthew Palmer, LGBTQIA+ Community Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler at 


Some articles about substance abuse and recognizing signs of addiction in the LGBTQ + Community.

Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends

Affirmation supports and encourages its members by assisting them in dealing with the Church, their families, employers, work associates and social contacts.

Basic Rights Oregon

Basic Rights Oregon is dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Oregon.

Cascade AIDS Project

Cascade AIDS Project's mission is to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS and eliminate HIV/AIDS-related stigma.


Portland and Vancouver's LGBTQ+ Friendly Directory

Gender Queery

Gender Queery is a discussion group for genderqueer people, folks outside-the-gender-binary, trans folk, and allies (i.e. everyone allied with the GLBTQQ community). All who want to participate in open and respectful dialog are welcome.

Healthcare & Education

Creating LGBTQIA+ friendly communities in healthcare & education.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

This diverse volunteer group of individuals works to bring the mission of HRC to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and allies in the area.

LGBTQ Rights in the U.S. Workplace

The struggle for federal LGBTQ anti-discrimination legislation - an overview.

Northwest Gender Alliance

A social, support and educational group for individuals who desire to explore and express another gender. The group cosponsors Esprit, an annual national conference for the transgender community.


the LGBT Bar Association of Oregon, is an association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lawyers, judges, legal workers, law students, and others who support the association's purposes.

Oregon Bears

A service club for bears or bear-identified gay men and their admirers.

Our House

A residential care facility that has provided nursing, social work and occupational therapy services for people with HIV/AIDS since 1988.

Outside In

Founded in 1968, this nonprofit helps homeless youth and other marginalized people move toward improved health and self-sufficiency and provides services for LGBTQ youth.


Supporting LGBTQ persons, their families, and friends through love and understanding, education, and advocacy.

Portland Area Business Association (PABA)

Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

PQ Monthly

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

Pride Foundation

Pride Foundation fuels transformational movements to advance equity and justice for LGBTQ+ people in all communities across the Northwest

Pride Northwest

The Portland Pride festival is the single, largest visibility avenue for our region’s LGBTQ community organizations and businesses, where they can attract new supporters and clients, increase their volunteer base, and raise much needed funds.

Q Center

The center builds public awareness and support, and celebrates LGBTQ diversity through art, culture and programming.

Rose Haven

Rose Haven is a day shelter and community center serving women, children and gender non-conforming folks experiencing trauma, poverty, and physical and mental health challenges. Restoring stability and dignity for 3,500 guests annually.

SAGE Metro Portland at Friendly House

SAGE Metro Portland works to enhance the lives of older gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community members through education, advocacy, outreach and resource development.

Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC)

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, etc.

The Equi Institute

The mission of The Equi Institute is to enrich the health of the Trans, Queer, Gender Diverse and Intersex communities through trauma-informed care, culturally-affirming medical services and social justice advocacy.

The Greater Portland Trans Unity

A volunteer committee organizing events to build community and foster solidarity among trans, nonbinary, intersex, and two spirit people in Portland.

TransActive Gender Project

TransActive Gender Project provides a holistic range of services and expertise to empower transgender and gender diverse children, youth and their families in living healthy lives, free of discrimination.

Tranz Guys PDX

A peer-led social support and discussion group that meets on the third Sunday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Q Center.