LGBTQIA

Local LGBTQIA+ Resources

By: Erin Gillingham

June is upon us, which means it’s officially Pride Season! Pride is celebrated by the LGBTQIA2S+ (Lesbian, Gay. Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, 2- spirit and others) community each year to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York, a 6 day series of events and protests that followed the violent raiding by police in Manhattan and  popular gay bar The StoneWall Inn.

To this day, Pride symbolizes so much to the LGBTQIA2S+ Community Рlove, celebration, life, healing, hope and the continual fight towards freedom and equality. While pride is a celebration for most, it can also be a time to reflect on the lack of accessibility so many folks in our community have to adequate health care, mental health services and even basic necessities. Below we have gathered a list of local resources for our community, in the hopes of staying safe and staying healthy. Happy Pride!

Portland

The Q Center РTo provide safe spaces, community building and empowerment for the positive transformation of LGBTQ2SIA+ communities and allies in the Pacific Northwest. As the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Pacific Northwest, Q Center proudly serves the LGBTQ2SIA+ communities of Portland Metro and Southwest Washington.

Brave Space РCreates community and facilitates access to expert and knowledgeable providers for transgender and non-binary children, youth, adults, and their families.

Connective Therapy Collective РOffers different types of therapies, including weekly drop in group therapy for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Full Spectrum Therapy – Our mission is not to operate as ‚Äúgender therapists,‚ÄĚ but to offer¬†a space where the LGBTQ+ experience is normalized, understood, and celebrated. We¬†serve children (age 5+), adolescents, adults, and families connected to the LGBTQ+.

Community

Prism Health РPrism Health is a center of excellence for comprehensive, compassionate and culturally affirming healthcare for everyone with the aim of addressing long-standing health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community and promoting equitable access to healthcare.

Pulse Wellness РPulse Wellness provides therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, queer, questioning, intersex, allies, asexual and pansexual persons of all ages.

Rebel Heart Therapy РAt Rebel Heart Therapy, we help the black sheep and unicorns (LGBTQ, poly, kinky, quirky, geeky, burners, weirdos, and creatives) of Portland resist the internalized constraints caused by societal oppression while safely embracing their authentic selves.

SAGE Metro РSAGE Metro Portland works to enhance the lives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community members through education, advocacy, outreach and resource development.

Sexual Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC) РProvides a community space for youth ages 13-23, as well as support services like counseling, case management, education, and more).

Spectrum Counseling Р971-373-4497 РWe are Spectrum Counseling, and we are committed to providing accessible, affordable counseling services to diverse members of the community in Portland, Oregon, and surrounding communities.

The Living Room – Drop-In safe space for youth to hang out, build community, find¬†support, and have fun – weekly activities/groups – Gladstone, OR¬†– She Bop – ‚ÄúAdult‚ÄĚ store in PDX but offers binder fitting appointments after hours¬†for teens accompanied by a guardian.

Eugene

TransPonder РNon-profit support, resource, and educational organization for the transgender/gender diverse community and its allies, based in Eugene. TransPonder offers several monthly meetings, special events for trans/gender diverse folks and allies, inclusivity trainings, and consultation services to professional organizations and businesses.

LGBTQ Youth Group Р541-682-5373 РAges 13-18 РWeekly drop in support and referral Fridays 4-6.

TransParent Support Group – uoteachout@uoregon.edu – Monthly support group¬†meetings ‚Äď 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:30 at the Unitarian Universalist.

Church of Eugene.

Queer Eugene РOur mission is to organize support, resources, and community for queer folks in the state currently known as Oregon. We will do this through events, information gathering and sharing, and one day have a physical space to develop a queer community center.

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