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Why i.Q.


Why i.Q. is a celebration of community–of all the individuals who have found Q Center, and all the ways that community comes together at Q. With this project we want to help our community see itself, and to show all of the ways that Q Center brings us together and helps us thrive. We invite you to learn more about Q Center, the people here, and the work we do together–one story at a time. read more →


“At the end of the day, we have to trust that we as a community are capable of honest conversations, painful or otherwise.”  – Debra Porta, Pride Northwest Board President and Community Committee Member Q Center’s transformation is well underway and we need all hands on deck!  At the beginning of the New Year, the.. read more →

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 →