I came to Portland because it just wasn’t safe for me to be queer in the rural Oregon town I grew up in. My Dad actually bought me the bus ticket to get here, because he saw how depressed and terrified I was. Now I’m trying to find a place to live in Portland, and.. read more →

Our last community update shared information about the changes, challenges and opportunities we faced at the end of 2014. 2015 is a new year and so it is at Q Center… Growing Interim Leadership Two co-chairs have been elected to the Interim Board of Directors:  Antoinette Edwards and Karen Petersen. Antoinette is the founder of.. read more →

    A SPACE TO CONNECT  >> Do you identify as transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, gender fluid and/or gender questioning? >> Are you between the ages of 14-18? JOIN US! Join Erin Beery, LCSW, Bethprana Novi, MSW and Erica Weber, LCSW as they hold and lead an 8 week therapy group for non cisgender youth.. read more →

Fifteen years. That seems like a long time ago as I write this, but truthfully it has gone by in the proverbial blink of an eye. It was just about this time of year fifteen years ago that my transgender journey “officially” started as I began hormone treatment and I stepped off into the great.. read more →