On Sunday May 4th, *eRa* at Q Center will be hosting one of Portland’s popular Death Café’s. These café style events are opportunities, as the organizers have succinctly stated, “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their precious and finite lives.” Adapted from the Swiss Café Mortels,.. read more →

QDoc 2014 Line-up and Visiting Artists Announced May 15-18, 2014   A four-day celebration of queer culture, identity and politics. APRIL 11, 2014 (PORTLAND, Ore.) QDoc: The Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival, the only film festival in the world dedicated to screening LGBT documentaries exclusively, announces eleven provocative, illuminating and entertaining titles as part of.. read more →

Hello from SMYRC! This month, I want to highlight the Oregon Queer Youth Summit (OQYS)!  OQYS is an annual gathering of queer, trans*, and allied young people ages 24 and under.  Last year, OQYS brought together nearly 300 attendees, 24 youth-led workshops, three keynote speakers, and 27 supportive organizations!  OQYS 2014 is right around the corner on Saturday,.. read more →

We had an amazing time today at Q Center with WNBA star (and OUT lesbian) Brittney Griner! Brittney read from her book, answered questions, signed and gave out copies of “In My Skin”, took photos, and was just generally wonderful. She even brought packs of Skittles and Cliff bars for all of the LGBTQ youth.. read more →

Q Center’s 2014 Gala was our most successful yet!  We raised a total of nearly $157,000 thanks to the generosity of each of you who purchased a ticket to the VIP party, dinner or afterparty, raised your paddle to bid during the auction, or donated during the special appeal. It is because of your time,.. read more →