Q Center

Q Center's mission to increase the visibility of and foster connection within metropolitan Portland's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning (LGBTQ) community. The center builds public awareness and support, and celebrates LGBTQ diversity through art, culture, and collaborative community programming.
Oct 14, 2014

Thank you for your support of Oregon's LGBTQ Youth

Thank you so much for supporting Q Center's Youth and Young Adult program with your donations to our "Support 500 LGBTQ Oregon Youth" campaign.  All of us at Q Center greatly appreciate your generosity.

In the last year, we had 2633 visits to our Youth Resource Center with 302 new youth attending 639 hours of drop-in services.  During drop-in, youth ages 12-23 participate in positive activities like art, music, community organizing, leadership development and job readiness education, and have access to support groups, case management and counseling.

The "Support 500 LGBTQ Oregon Youth" campaign has come to a close, but please check back soon, as Q Center will be posting new opportunities for you to support the LGBTQ community.  We hope you'll continue investing in the work Q Center does. That work can't happen without you. 

Oct 1, 2014

Thank You For Supporting LGBTQ Youth In Oregon

Thank you for supporting Q Center!  Q Center is revamping its presence on this site, so we are deactivating this specific camgain - Support 500 LGBTQ Oregon Youth.  I hope you'll check back soon, and learn more about the new programs and services you can support at Q Center in the coming year.  If you are currently giving on a monthly basis, you can roll-over those gifts to one of our new campaigns, and we hope you do so. 

So far in 2014 Q Center's Youth & Young Adult Program has served approximately 300 youth between the ages of 12 and 23.  During drop in hours, youth participate in positive activities like art, music, community organizing, leadership development and job readiness education.  Youth also have access to support groups, case management and counseling.

Without your support, none of this would have been possible.  Again, thank you.  Your generosity is greating appreciated.

Jul 11, 2014

Q Center Welcomes New Youth & Young Adult Manager!

Micheal Weakley, Q Center's new Youth & Young Adult Program Manager.

Micheal will oversee Q Center’s Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Center (SMYRC) Program, the Washington County Pride Project, the We Are Here LGBTQ Youth & Young Adult Blogspace and all of Q Center’s programming for young people ages 12-23. Weakley is a graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Mid-Sweden University in Sundsvall, Sweden (B.S. Communication: Public Relations, President of PRSSA, IABC). Micheal worked for the CDC funded Mpowerment Project at AIDS Project Arizona offering HIV prevention for gay men 18-29 and has been active in the non-profit field and LGBTQ community for over fifteen years, working actively with AIDS Walk Arizona, Common Ground: New Orleans Relief Project, World AIDS Day, the Campaign for International Equality and oneNten. Micheal has been featured on the cover of both Echo and IONAZ magazine for his commitment to empowering LGBTQ youth in Arizona and was featured on CNN for the development of Q-High a bully-free school dedicated to LGBTQ youth. He was named Echo’s Man of the Year and served as Grand Marshall in the 2010 Phoenix Pride Parade. As former Deputy Director of oneNten, Micheal developed the Promise of a New Day, a project designed to keep LGBTQ out of homelessness. Micheal is also co-founder of REBEL YELL — a music, arts and activism event designed to engage immigrant, queer and homeless youth. You can reach Micheal by email at micheal@pdxqcenter.org.

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