LGBTQ people statewide have been registering for Cover Oregon — and for those who haven’t, the deadline for the current open enrollment period is March 31, 2014. For those of you who are already enrolled and are accessing health insurance through Cover Oregon, we want to hear your stories. Please contact QBlog@pdxQcenter.org and we’ll follow-up to.. read more →

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has announced plans to increase alcohol and drug treatment services to Portland’s LGBTQQ community. “The LGBTQQ population is greatly undeserved and requires a culturally-specific treatment approach “said Cascadia CEO Derald Walker. “Cascadia has offered services to the community through the Triangle Project for 30 years. Our plan is to expand the Triangle.. read more →

The LGBTQ Community faces a number of challenges when it comes to healthcare. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius outlined some of them in a 2013 speech and explains how the Affordable Healthcare Act reduces some of those challenges, specifically how it is now illegal for healthcare providers to discriminate based on sexual orientation,.. read more →

Guest post by Tolu Akinola. I am a research assistant in the Sexual Minority Health Lab at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA working under the supervision of Dr. Robin Lewis, a professor in the Psychology Department. We are contacting you to ask for your assistance in recruiting participants for an online study that we.. read more →