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.
Jul 23, 2013

Your Support Makes Life Happen!

James
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A trans youth at Q Center's Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC) recently shared his story:

"SMYRC has helped me these past few years to make friends and to discover who I was. I found that I preferred male pronouns, as well as a male name. I preferred appearing masculine, rather than feminine. I hated the fact that I was a girl, and didn't understand why. I just wanted to thank you all for helping me discover myself.  I hope to volunteer in the future, and am really excited to help out as much as possible." - James

Because of your generosity, trans youth are finding themselves - discovering who they really are and being their authentic selves. There is no greater gift than that. 

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Apr 22, 2013

TransYouth Receive New Services

Community Connect
Community Connect

We are pleased to announce a new partnership which expands services for TransYouth.With your support Q Center continues to protect those most vulnerable.

Community Connect is a drop-in program specifically for transgender, genderqueer, intersex, and gender non-conforming individuals. Community Connect serves to address the gaps in services for the Portland trans* community. An advocate will be present during Community Connect to refer individuals to community resources such as counseling referrals, HRT referrals, legal name/gender changes, among other community-based services. The goal of Community Connect is to provide a safe, supportive, and affirming space where trans* individuals can receive assistance in getting their needs met.

Community Connect is held every Thursday from 4pm-8pm at Q Center.

Please contact Lissy Richards, BSWI at lissy@transactiveonline.org or  (503) 252-3000  for more information.

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Dec 31, 2012

You made it happen!

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smyrc

Your generous support helped Q Center achieve so many goals in 2012 - including fully funding our "Support LGBTQ Oregon Youth" Global Giving project.

Together with your help we accomplished a lot in 2012:

  • Opened a new 3,500 square foot facility on Sandy Blvd. in Portland, OR
  • Maintained regular opened drop-in center hours three days a week
  • Served on average more than 200 youth each month
  • Began exploring academic achievement programs
  • Hired new Youth and Young Adult Program Manager

We couldn't have done it without you! Your generous support not only allowed vulnerable youth a place to call home but also provided programs and services that helps to stablize their day-to-day life. Through partners corporate partners, business owners and individual donors like you we were able to install a state-of-the-art kitchen to improve nutrition options.

For many youth the only hot meal they might eat in a week is at Q Center's Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center. Thanks to our friends at Fridgidare and New Seasons Market, youth can now find nutritional food to help lessen the stress of their day.

Once again, please allow us to thank you for your generous, ongoing support of Q Center. We sincerely appreciate your financial support. If you would like to learn more about Q Center we hope you'll vist us in person for a tour. In the meantime, you can visit our youth resource center virtually - thanks to our friends at Google.

Happy New Year,

Barbara McCullough-Jones, Executive Director

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