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Apr 7, 2017
Free Self-Defense Class for Women/ Safer Streets
Sisters of the Road Cafe, 133 NW 6th

Free self-defense class for women experiencing homelessness, poverty, mental health or addiction issues, for sex workers, and for survivors of violence or abuse.

Queer and trans friendly All ages/ abilities

We welcome folks with disabilities, including those who use mobility aids.

Class size is limited- it is "first come/ first serve" No RSVP necessary

Space for approximately 30 individuals (per fire marshall code for the space being used & the space needed for individuals to move freely).

We will have a liability waiver for attending folks to read/ sign prior to class start. If you would like a copy of the waiver to review beforehand, send us a request via email, and we'll send you a copy.

This class is free, but donations are always appreciated.

Any questions, feel free to email us at:

Apr 29, 2017
PNCA Library Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway

Join us for the second of two Art & Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons this Spring in Portland! These events require no previous experience and are open to people of all gender identities. Just bring a laptop and charging cable and we'll provide everything else! Snacks and experienced, dependable childcare provided! Please RSVP via the EventBrite link...this is not mandatory, but helpful to the organizers, especially if you need childcare.

About the event:

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the uneven gender participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. We all know that this bias is not just about gender. Women of color are often the least represented voices in history. Let’s change that! This event is about amplifying voice. Attendees are encouraged to edit any entry of interest related to arts, feminism, gender studies, activism and LGBTQ issues. All are welcome who care about the representation of all genders in Wikipedia’s content and among its contributors. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and laptops. Bring your own laptop if you have one and any ideas for entries that need updating or creation. We will have a couple extra computers available. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support, learn more about this project, and eat snacks.

Oct 18, 2017
Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes About LGBT Rights
PSU Urban Center Bldg, 506 SW Mill

Join us for an evening with Melissa Michelson, Professor of Political Science at Menlo College and co-author of the recently published: Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes About LGBT Rights, to learn about Michelson's groundbreaking research on changing attitudes toward LGBT rights. Melissa Michelson is taking the findings from randomized experiments around the nation to teach community members the tools it takes to create cohesive communities. Don't miss out on this enlightening event!

This event is a part of OUTober. To learn more about this event and other events happening for OUTober visit

For accessibility requests please email

PSU Queer Resource Center
Community Center · Portland, Oregon
The Queer Resource Center provides students along the sexuality and gender spectrum with the support they need to persist to graduation.

Oct 20, 2017
We Are the Change: The PFLAG National 2017 Convention - advance registration
through Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

PFLAGers and equality advocates from across the country will converge in Portland, OR to learn new skills, build relationships, and shape the future of the movement for LGBTQ equality, and the goal of creating and maintaining a strongly diverse and inclusive world.

Oct 22, 2017
Asian American LGBTQ Family Acceptance Workshop
Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

*NEW LOCATION Taborspace in the Copeland Commons 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215

API Pride and NQAPIA are excited to host this event! Join us for a workshop to hear Asian American parents share their experiences of confusion, fear, love, acceptance, and celebration of their LGBTQ children. We especially welcome parents of LGBTQ kids who would like to talk with other parents who understand the unique cultural issues in our communities, LGBTQ people who want to come out to their parents, or people who are struggling with family acceptance and want to understand different ways to bring them together. If you are already out to your parents, caregivers, or other family, bring them along!

Free but please register!. Snacks and food provided!

Panel Bios: Michelle Honda-Phillips (Bay Area) is a fourth-generation Japanese-American, proud mother of three children, including Malisa, her 9 year old transgender daughter. Malisa knew that her brain and body did not match and expressed her gender identity at a very young age. Michelle spreads awareness and understanding through speaking about her family's journey with acceptance and unconditional love in hopes that other families will embrace their children for their authentic selves and look beyond gender binary stereotypes.

H.K. Suh is a proud father of gay son and lives in Northern Virginia. He works as Technology/Publication Manager at the American Bar Association in Washington D.C. Together with Kate Shim, his wife, he has helped found the Korean American Rainbow Parents, the first national LGBTQ advocacy group of Korean American parents and the local Korean American Rainbow Group of DC Area, composed of LGBTQ individuals, parents and allies.

Asian Pacific Islander Pride
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
Non-profit organization serving the LGBTQ API communities in greater Portland, OR

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
Nonprofit Organization · Washington, District of ColumbiaMbr> NQAPIA is a federation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (API) organizations.

Nov 4, 2017
Ignite 2017, Black & White Ball
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

Ignite 2017, the Black & White Ball, is Oregon’s largest LGBTQ gala and dance party and our biggest fundraiser of the year. Attend Ignite to support our work to bring LGBTQ justice to every community in the state. Join nearly 1,000 other supporters and enjoy dinner, cocktails, a heartwarming program and fun auction. Ignite features is a celebration of LGBTQ equality and highlights our advancements and challenges during the last year. This year’s emcees is Poison Waters.

It’s a Black & White Ball–have fun and please dress accordingly.

VIP Dinner: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Cocktails, Dinner, Program & Auction

Dance Party: 7:30 p.m. to Midnight and includes great music, themed party rooms, open bar and hors d’oeuvres.

Tickets Options:

  • VIP Dinner Individuals (includes dance party): $300
  • VIP Dinner Table for 10: $2,500
  • Dance Party Tickets Only: $75

Buy your tickets here:

Nov 19, 2017
Trans Day of Remembrance March & Interfaith Vigil
Terry Schrunk Plaza, 1200 SW 3rd

Please all Transgender folk and Cisgender allies join us in reverence and solidarity to honor the fallen and make a stand against Transphobia. We will gather at Terry Schrunk plaza for a staging and a brief program whereupon we will process to the First United Methodist Church for a candle lighting ceremony for the fallen and a message of hope and renewal from local area spiritual leaders followed by a reception where light refreshments will be served.

Please bring your family and friends. This event will go on as planned unless the weather is just absolutely unrelenting on that day. Please refer back to this event page for updates. Please send all questions or comments to either or

Nov 20, 2017
OUT Film Series: The Times of Harvey Milk
Citizen, 3636 N Mississippi

The Media Institute for Social Change presents OUT: An LGBTQA+ Film Series.

Week Three: The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

"This lucid, empathic 1984 documentary about the first openly gay elected official in California focusses on Harvey Milk as a grassroots politician who viewed gay rights as just one part of a democratizing movement in San Francisco government. He rose to a seat on the Board of Supervisors in 1977, after the city moved toward neighborhood rule; in chronicling his story, the filmmakers, Rob Epstein and Richard Schmeichen, choose an array of apt yet unpredictable eyewitnesses to his ascent." ––Michael Sragow, The New Yorker

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Series description: In the 1980s, the vibrant world of LGBTQA+ activism rose alongside films that brought queer lived experiences and histories to the public eye for the first time. Documentaries captured marginalized queer communities as they carved out spaces for themselves, from the ballrooms of Harlem to political offices in San Francisco. In these spaces, creativity and grit became sources of survival and resistance. This November, we explore documentary as a medium for subversion and antidote to mainstream erasure in the movement for LGBTQA+ rights.

The Media Institute for Social Change is a 501(c)3 non profit, educational organization. This series is intended for educational purposes only.

Jan 3
Incite: Queer Writers Read
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington

INCITE. Because of queer stories. Because of these times. Because. Audience talk-back at the end of each event.

Help us kick off the new year with readings from four kickass writers, Sam Roxas-Chua, Lisa Loewenthal, Gillian Herbert, and Emily Newberry. Join the community discussion afterwards.

Jan 6
LGBTQ Health Community Listening Session
Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi

The Pride Study
By Us, For Us

PRIDEnet wants to learn about your community’s health concerns, your communication and technology preferences, and your questions about health research as we help the historic All of Us Research Program welcome LGBTQ folks from around the country. We want to know more about things like:

  1. your biggest community health concern?
  2. your most trusted sources of health information?
  3. how to improve health for our communities?
  4. what can medical providers could do to improve health in our communities?
  5. what should researchers study to improve health in our communities?
  6. What technology do you use at home?
  7. What other things are you checking out online?

Folks ages 18 and older who identify as a sexual or gender minority and live in and around Portland. Hosts and facilitators are Dr. Angela Carter of the Equi Institute, Lynnette McFadzen of BiNet USA, and Carolyn Hunt of PRIDEnet.

We need to know more. Lack of information on our social, mental, and physical health is a barrier to creating better services and policies for our communities. We’ve never been included before in a federal study like this from the beginning and we want to make sure that LGBTQ people feel great about participating. You can help.

Register by January 4 by going to this link and filling out the form: We’ll contact you. The first 25 to register become eligible for a $25 gift card!

Apr 25
Those We Glimpse: Experiments in Intergenerational Queerstory Storysharing Finale
Q Center

For the last month, we've been exploring intergenerational ties at the Q Center Gallery and collecting queer* anecdotes, fragments, rumors and speculations from contributors’ blood families. This is the wrap-up! Come share your own story or read aloud from our anonymous contributions. There will be food provided, feel free to bring something to add to the buffet!

For many of us, coming out as queer casts us out from our own 'official' family stories and leaves us searching for ancestors—for that larger web from which we draw strength and context. But for every famous historical queer, there are thousands more who lived un-famous, half-glimpsed, or closeted lives, under many different names.

Have some queer stories, rumors or might-have-beens to share from your own family or where you grew up? Contribute online at More info:

*please substitute your preferred language for LGBTQIetc

Oct 11
Coming Out Day with Israeli Trans Activist Ofer Erez
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

A Wider Bridge, The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education invite you for a special evening with Israeli LGBTQ activist Ofer Erez. Ofer is the first transgender officer in the Israel Defense Forces and the CEO of the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance. During his service in the IDF, Erez advocated for gender rights for fellow trans service members and successfully petitioned the IDF to adopt a policy of trans inclusivity. As CEO, Erez leads JOH’s advocacy work and community building, creating a more respectful and inclusive environment for LGBTQ people and allies in Jerusalem.