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Basic Rights Oregon will ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories. Basic Rights Oregon works fearlessly and tirelessly to build a strong, vibrant, powerful, and progressive movement for LGBTQ equality. LGBTQ Oregonians exist in every community, and we understand that we have to engage in strategic, values-based coalitions to address the many needs of our communities. As such, building alliances with progressive groups that advocate for working families, racial justice, immigrant rights, reproductive justice, and campaign reform will be essential to winning policies that meet the varied needs of our diverse community. Find ways to get involved here!
Address: 310 SW 4th Ave., Suite #300 Portland, OR 97204 | Phone: 503-222-6151
Q Center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, equity, visibility and community building. The organization offers multi-generational programs and services in four core areas: Arts & Culture; Education & Training; Health & Wellness; and Advocacy. There are dozens of events and groups that meet here, some focused on specific topics (like coming out or gender identity) and others aimed at fun social interactions (like sing-along piano cabarets or craft nights). Entry to most of these is sliding-scale and run by dedicated volunteers, keeping Q Center truly community-driven and accessible. Apply to volunteer here!
Address: 4115 N Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97217 | Phone: 503-234-7837