LGBTQ Resources

Portland’s LGBTQ Community Center 

Q Center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, equity, visibility and community building. Q Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization which offers multi-generational programs and services in four core areas: Arts & Culture; Education & Training; Health & Wellness and Advocacy.

Our House of Portland

Our House provides healthcare, housing, and other vital services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.

Portland’s Queer-Safe Homeless Organizations
The organizations which Portland’s homeless population have said are the safest for LGBTQIA individuals. The data for this map was collected from voluntary contributions by member’s of the city’s houseless community.

By clicking on each location, you can see it’s contact information, description, and whether it was recommended as safe more by straight or queer people.

A location’s Reputation score is determined both by how often people recommended it, and how much personal experience each person had with its safety.

LGBTQ+ and Addiction

Substance use disorders have a greater effect on LGBTQ+ people than on the heterosexual population. The LGBTQ+ community must overcome several obstacles, including being denied substance abuse treatment because of their sexual identity. However, through the proper understanding and accommodation of LGBTQ+ care principles, substance abuse treatment can be successful.