Q Center’s Bridge 13 program has been busily training your friends, your neighbors, your coworkers, your boss, your doctor and your child’s school counselor on how to create safer and more accessible spaces for LGBTQ folks! Not your doctor, neighbors or boss, you say? Well, my friends, we have to change that! Since you may.. read more →

This just in from Joaquin Lopez Music: VOZ ALTA: La Gloria (7/25) VOZ ALTA is an evening of music and poetry that celebrates the Latino American experience through poetic narratives that feature the lives of Portland’s Latino LGBTQ community, performed by actors and orchestrated live with Latin American folk songs. It is the opening event for.. read more →

03 Jul 2014
July 3, 2014

We Are Here – July at SMYRC

Greetings SMYRC Friends! I am writing to share our July calendar.  I want to highlight a couple of special events this month!  Please share this information with any and all who are interested! On July 11th and 25th, we are privileged to have a guest teacher from the Shambhala Meditation Center joining us to lead a Meditation Workshop for youth… read more →

  Wild Planet Radio, Portland’s LGBTQ Radio Station (and a fiscal sponsorship of Q Center) has 11 days left on their Kickstarter campaign and they could really use your help! This just in, from Bobby Harsell, Wild Planet Radio Director: We continue to make incredible progress with Wild Planet Radio. Looking back just one year ago.. read more →

Peg Hackenbruck has lived in Portland for more than 40 years. She has been active in the Lesbian and Women’s movement, and in the larger LGBT community since the 1970’s. Professionally Peg worked as a psychiatrist for many decades and was always a strong voice in her field concerning diversity awareness, gender identification and sexual.. read more →

We have been incredibly lucky to count on Chris Reed as a weekly drop-in volunteer for almost two years and a SMYRC supporter for much longer!  Chris brings humor, dedication, and an immense amount of care to our space, and in his words, “sets a positive example for the straight community” of how to genuinely show up as an ally. Read.. read more →