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Q Center

4115 N Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97217, US (map)

Future events happening here

  • Friday
    Jul 21 2017
    Noche de Arte: Pochas Radicales

    Q Center

    [Espanol abajo] [Invite your friends]

    "Noche de Arte 2017" Feauturing las Pochas Radicales Friday July 21st at 6pm Q Center, 4115 N MIssissippi Ave, Portland $10 Suggested Donation

    6pm PDX Latinx Pride weekend Opening Reception 7pm Pochas Radicales Show

    "Noche de Arte 2017" Presentando "Pochas Radicales" Viernes 21 de Julio a las 6pm Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland OR $10 donacion sugerida

    6pm Recepcion apertura del fin de semana del PDX Latinx Pride 7pm Show de las Pochas Radicales

    Pochas Radicales work toward community engagement through art & activism

    PDX Latinx Pride - To bring our community together to share and celebrate our diverse and evolving Latina, Latino, and Latinx cultures, experiences and identities by creating safe events for our queer and LGBTQ family


Past events that happened here

  • Thursday
    Jun 22 2017
    GLAPN regular monthly meeting

    Q Center

    GLAPN works to preserve the history of LGBTQ people in the Pacific Northwest. This is GLAPN's regular monthly meeting.

    Glapn: Northwest LGBTQ History - Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN)

  • Thursday
    Jun 15 2017
    Queer Heroes NW 2017 reception

    Q Center

    A public reception in the gallery and auditorium at Q Center, honoring the individuals recognized as Queer Heroes by GLAPN – our northwest LGBTQ historical society.

  • Tuesday
    Jun 13 2017
    PRIDE Preparations at Q Center (eRa : encouraging Respect for aging)

    Q Center

    Hey! eRa : encouraging Respect for aging friends, we are preparing for PRIDE! Come and help paint and create and be together and make beauty! See you here at Q Center.

    eRa : encouraging Respect for aging - A program of Q Center patterned, cut and tailored specifically for those who have lived some decades longer than others. "era": a period of time marked by distinctive character.

  • Monday
    Jun 12 2017
    PULSE Anniversary: Honor Them With Action (Q Center)

    Q Center

    June 12th marks the anniversary of the PULSE massacre. We are joining in a nationwide effort to honor the lives of the 49 victims. The focus of this effort is to take actions that create a safer enviornment for LGBTQI+ communities. Use the hashtag #HonorThemWithAction to highlight your own actions and to encourage others to act.

    Join us for a presentation by the Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety and learn what actions can be taken here in Oregon to promote responsible gun ownership can commonsense gun reform. We will begin with a moment of silence and end with a group action.

    This is event is co-hosted by PDX Latinx Pride, Q Center, Pride Northwest, and Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety.

    About #HonorThemWithAction: On June 12th, 2016, our community was rocked by the massacre that claimed the lives of 49 people. The horror unfolded in the middle of Pride month on Latin night at Pulse Nightclub, a popular gathering place for young LGBTQ people of color.

    Shock and disbelief turned to grief and anger. And at a moment when some sought to meet fear with fear and hate with hate, we saw a community pull together across difference, united in a commitment to challenge bigotry and hatred, not nourish it. A deep resilience emerged from survivors, the victims’ loved ones, Orlando residents and leaders, and LGBTQ people and our allies across the country and around the world. People held vigils and fundraisers to directly aid the families of those killed and the survivors and committed to combatting hatred of all kinds.

    The Orlando community was buoyed by the outpouring of generosity, as cities, towns, churches, and families stood with us in our grief.

    As the one year mark of Pulse approaches, Orlando’s LGBTQ community invites you to join us once again to #HonorThemWithAction.

    More information can be found at http://honorthemwithaction.org.

    Q Center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, visibility and community building.

  • Monday
    May 15 2017
    Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Queer Potluck & Panel

    Q Center

    Come laugh, love and eat with your API family members from API Pride, U.T.O.P.I.A. PDX and Q Center to celebrate API Heritage Month. Check out our display which features cultural items and profiles of local API LGBTQPIA+ activitsts.

    6:03pm - 6:07pm - Opening prayer/blessing

    6:08pm - 6:15pm - Highlight the GLAPN profiles for Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the API Pride and U.T.O.P.I.A. PDX display.

    6:16pm - 7:44pm - Community panel regarding being Asian and/or Pacific Islander and also identifying as LGBTQPIA+, while navigating through systems in the Portland and Vancouver areas.

    • Moderated by Manumalo S. Ala'ilima, who is a Masculine of Center presenting Samoan lesbian (uses all pronouns), and by day, is a Quality Assurance professional with the American Red Cross. By night and in-between here and there, the co-chair of API Pride, the chair for U.T.O.P.I.A. PDX, an active APANO member, enjoys developing capacity for coalition building and people connecting, an avid karaoke lover, and their nieces and nephews favorite cool aunt.

    • Meet our panelists:

    • Kainz Barbainz (Kaina Barba) is a Hawaiian, Pinoy, Chinese, gender fluid, Mahu, gay male. On stage he is the fierce Queen, Mama Zara P. Talon. Off stage he is a spiritual leader and Kumu in the Hawaiian community, Uncle/Aunty to many extended nieces and nephews, and an over protective drag mother.

    • Aiden Yang is a software engineer who identifies as a queer Taiwanese-American transgender man (he/him). He is originally from Texas and Ohio and moved to Portland from New York two years ago. He enjoys cooking Taiwanese food, making and listening to music, and spending quality time with his partner and QTPOC community.
    • Roz Monique LGuerrero (bio to come shortly)
    • Virginia Luka (bio to come shortly)
    • Keni Liufau (bio to come shortly)
    • Mel Kakimi (they/them) is a queer, gender non-conforming, 4th generation Japanese American. A recent transplant to Portland from Southern California (it'll be a year in July!) They work in fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and are a board member of API Pride. When they're not working around the house, they enjoy being active and lifting weights, finding events and volunteer opportunities around town, being a dog mom, and spending time with their wonderful girlfriend.
    • Alex Liu is a Taiwanese gay male (he/his), who has been in the U.S. for 17 years. He used to work in the IT field but has recently ventured into becoming an entrepeneuer. He is a life coach too and does philanthropic work. To learn more about one of his passionate projects, please go to this link http://www.lovealexliu.com.

    7:45 - 8:15pm - Reception and mingle

    U.T.O.P.I.A. PDX will potluck/donate food items and non-alcoholic beverages for the reception.

  • Saturday
    May 6 2017
    Defending Separation of Church & State

    Q Center

    What does climate-change science, women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality, and fair immigration policy all have in common — besides being under siege by the current administration? They’re all argued against from a perspective of religious fundamentalism, which can be countered with a return to the founding ideals in the U.S. Constitution of the separation of church and state. How can those of us previously on the sidelines, whether spiritual, liberal-religious, freethinker, secular, atheist, or agnostic, get involved and make a real difference on these issues? Hear from a distinguished panel of activists and change-makers, then organize into breakout groups that speak to your own individual interests. Let’s together demonstrate that true patriotism, that the path to genuinely “make America great again,” is through honoring our founders’ vision of a secular democracy.

  • Know Your Employment Rights for the LGBTQ Community

    Q Center

    Attorney Talia Stoessel from Bennett, Hartman, Morris & Kaplan, LLP will present basic information about various employment laws in order to empower you in the workplace.

    May 6, 2017 12:30-2:30pm

    Q Center 4115 N Mississippi Ave Portland, OR 97217

    Please RSVP no later than May 5, 2017 to stoesselt@bennetthartman.com. Light refreshments provided.

  • Thursday
    Apr 20 2017
    Give OUT Day with Q Center

    Q Center

    WHAT IS GIVE OUT DAY? Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of giving for the LGBTQ community – a 24-hour online fundraising event that unites donors and nonprofit organizations from across the country to raise critically needed funds. The technology platform is provided for free and hundreds of nonprofits have leveraged it to attract new donors, motivate their boards and other supporters, and raise their visibility. Since its inception in 2013, over 23,000 individual donors have contributed more than $3 million and supported more than 500 different organizations in every part of the country. These funds have translated directly into services, advocacy, and programs that help tens of thousands of LGBTQ people.

    Participating nonprofits also receive training, marketing support, and a chance to win bonus prize money by participating in event leaderboards.

    WHY IS GIVE OUT DAY IMPORTANT? LGBTQ nonprofits power our movement for equality and justice and are critical to making sure that LGBTQ people have access to the support and services that they need. For decades and decades, from bar fundraisers and penny jars to gala fundraisers and major gifts, individual donors have funded progress at every step. Give OUT Day follows in and builds on this great tradition. Throughout this day-long event, thousands of people make gifts to support a vast array of LGBTQ nonprofits across the country, ranging from the arts to social services agencies, from advocacy groups to sports leagues, from community centers to health care nonprofits. Monetary donations are the most direct way to help a nonprofit make an impact: they allow nonprofits to allocate funds where they are most needed.