Programs at Q Center

Building Community

Our support and activity groups are community-based and peer-led!  If you want to start a group, contact Q Center Program Coordinator Page Smith: page@pdxqcenter.org.

For the dates and times of any of our groups, or to learn about others not on this list, please call our front desk during open hours: (503) 234-7837.


Sexual Orientation Programs

  • Bi Brigade’s Bi/Pansexual Discussion Group: Portland, Oregon’s original, homegrown bi+ community is radically inclusive and welcomes allies to the bi+ community. Bi Brigade’s mission is to strengthen the bi+ community in our area. Meets every Third Thursday from 7:00-8:30pm

  • PDX Late Bloomers Club: a Portland-based organization for gay, bi, and trans men who came out well into adulthood. Open to men at any stage in the coming out process. Meets every 1st Saturday from 3:30-5:30pm

  • Late Awakenings: A support group for women who question their orientation or who come out and identify as lesbian later in life. Meets every 3rd Tuesday from 7:00-9:00pm


Gender Identity Programs

  • Gender Queery: Discussions on an ever-changing topic followed by informal social time.for genderqueer people, folks outside-the-gender-binary, trans folk, and allies. All who want to participate in open and respectful dialog are welcome. Meets every 1st Monday from 7:00-8:30pm

  • Trans-Fem*: Trans-Fem* is a support, social, and resource group for transwomen, intersex, genderqueer & questioning people who were assigned male at birth. We meet for fun, discussion & support around what it means to be on the trans-feminine spectrum. There are no requirements for transition status or presentation to attend this group. Trans-Fem* meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 7:00-9:00pm.

  • Transgender Women’s Support Group: Peer support and social group for all Transgender Women (Transgender AMAB/DMAB/Intersex folks who are MtF, Fem-drogenous, Trans-fem, Two-Spirit, Non-binary fem, Gender-queer fem, Gender-fluid fem, Asexual fem, Aromantic fem, & etc.; however living/presenting somewhere along the feminine spectrum some or all of the time; whether medically/socially transitioning or not). Open and welcoming to newcomers. Meets every Friday from 7:00-9:00pm.

  • Northwest Gender Alliance: One of the oldest continually operating transgender organizations in the United States, meets monthly at Q Center every second Saturday from 2:00-6:00pm

  • FTM Peer Support Group: A weekly support group for FTM trans people. The last meeting of the month is our “plus one” meeting, so feel free to bring a partner, family or friend — anyone who is or wants to be an ally. Meets every Tuesday from 7:00-8:30pm


Addiction & Mental Health Support Programs

  • Young People Sexual Diversity AA: An Alcoholics Anonymous group for young LGBTQ+ people to share their experiences, strengths, and hopes. Meets every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30pm

  • LGBTQ Narcotics Anonymous: A weekly meeting for LGBTQ identified people who want to stop using drugs. Meets every Wednesday from 8:00-9:00pm and every Sunday from 7:00-8:15pm

  • LGBTQ Bipolar and Depression Support Alliance: Drop-in, peer-led support for people who identify as LGBTQ living with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, or related illnesses. Meets every Monday from 7:00-8:30pm


Veterans

  • LGBTQ Veterans Social & Resource Hour: The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ LGBTQ Veterans Coordinator holds a monthly social hour to engage with LGBTQ veterans, answer questions about services and offer assistance.

  • Trans Vets Meetup: Meets monthly for peer support and discussion. Open to all former military TGNC people.


Relationships

  • Translationships (Partners of Trans Folks): This is a fellowship of individuals who share their experiences with each other, to better understand our own feelings as we embrace our loved ones’ gender identity. Our primary purpose is to support partners, because we know that the transgender person isn’t the only one going through a life-altering change. We, as their loved ones, are too. Meets on the first Tuesday of the Month from 7:30-9:00 pm.


Social/other

  • Imperial Sovereign Rose Court: A monthly meeting of the oldest gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender organization and charity in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific NW (GLAPN): Dedicated to advancing the visibility of queer cultural history in the the Pacific Northwest, GLAPN meets monthly at Q Center.

  • Greater Portland Trans Unity: The volunteer planning committee for the annual Portland Trans Pride March meets from April to June at Q Center.


LGBTQ Seniors (over 55)

Visit the Senior Community Page or contact Senior Program Manager, Janet Martinez.

  • *eRA* Narrative: An ongoing workshop for LGBT elders to ponder, write, compose, create, and share stories of their lives.

  • *eRa* Meals on Wheels: A lunch program for LGBT senior folk and a time to eat and meet together.

  • *eRa* Chair Yoga: Discover  poses for improving balance, strength, mobility, and confidence in everyday activities.

  • *eRa* Lesbians Aging Proudly (LAP): A twice-monthly conversation and presentation group for Lesbians 55+.

  • *eRa* Rosen Method Movement: Improve your capacity for movement and flow, alleviating and preventing injury, stiffness and pain and having fun as you exercise and mobilize your body.

  • L.O.C.A. (Lesbians of a Certain Age): Hosting lively, fun, and informative conversation for mature women age 55 and older.


Youth

  • Queer Youth Group: A safe space where LGBTQIA+ people under the age of 18 can join in conversations, discuss queer topics, and find support among their peers. This group will meet every other Saturday from 12-2pm starting on August 24th, so mark your calendars!


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