GLAPN has been collecting, documenting, and sharing local LGBTQ history since 1994. To celebrate our anniversary, we’re presenting an exhibit of historical materials in the Aaron Hall Gallery at Q Center, 4115 N. Mississippi, Portland, for the month of February, 2015. The opening reception will be Thursday, February 5, from 5-9 PM, at Q Center… read more →

Basic Rights Oregon was formed in 1996 out of the community response to anti-gay ballot measures that plagued Oregon for more than twenty years. In fulfilling its mission to build power for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonians, the organization has secured historic victories. Early efforts included the Fair Workplace Project, establishing LGBT-inclusive employment policies.. read more →

Jules Garza recalls that at an early age, she was “ignited” with a passion for LGBTQ justice after witnessing the severely anti-gay ballot measures sponsored by the Oregon Citizens Alliance. Today, Jules’ energy, commitment, and community building skills have made her one of the most effective lesbian activists in Oregon. Two years ago, Jules founded.. read more →

Samuel Francis “Sam” Adams (born September 3, 1963) served as former Portland Mayor Vera Katz’s chief of staff for eleven years before being elected to Portland City Council, where he earned a reputation as a policy-driven advocate for sustainability, the arts and LGBTQ rights. During Sam Adams’ time as a city commissioner he was instrumental.. read more →