Resources

Oregon

Dykes on Bikes
Dykes on Bikes supports philanthropic endeavors in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and women’s communities and beyond, and reaches out to empower a community of diverse women through rides, charity events, Pride events and education www.dykesonbikesportland.com

Q Center
Q Center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, visibility and community building. Q Center offers multi-generational programs and services in four core areas: Arts & Culture; Education & Training; Health & Wellness and Advocacy. In addition to our programmatic offerings, Q Center 5,000 sq/ft facility is also a safe and friendly place to spend an afternoon. With our monthly art exhibits, extensive library collection, Resource Wall, and free WiFi access, there’s always something to see and learn here at Q Center. www.pdxqcenter.org

In Other Words
In Other Words is a non-profit, volunteer-run, feminist community center in Portland (and the inspiration behind Portlandia‘s “Women and Women First” feminist bookstore). In Other Words strives to inspire and cultivate feminist communities, nurturing social justice. The storefront serves as a bookstore, lending library and venue for feminist events. The center is open noon-7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. http://inotherwords.org/

SMYRC
SMYRC provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free space for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23 who participate in positive activities like art, music, community organizing, open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups and receive services including case management, counseling, education, and more. With the goals of increasing academic success and access to jobs, reducing poverty and school drop-out, SMYRC honors, empowers, and supports LGBTQ youth to be their best selves and become leaders in their communities. Questions? Contact us at smyrcinfo@newavenues.org or 503.872.9664