Health Education Resources for LGBTQIA+ community from Planned Parenthood. The IN.Clued program is an intervention program created to reduce unintended pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Diseases among LGBTQIA young people. The below PDF’s contain further information.
Glossary of Terms from GLAAD (The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)
The following resources were gleaned from the Portland Community College LGBTQ resource page which can be viewed here.
Resources found in the greater Portland Community
- Q Center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, equity, visibility and community building.
- PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Unites folks through advocacy and education. Chapters found nationwide, including Portland and various suburb. Check out scholarship opportunities here!
- Basic Rights Oregon is one of the main organizations fighting for equity for members of the LGBTQ community. They provide ways to get involved in advocacy focused on intersectionality!
- Pivot is a community space dedicated to the health and wellness of all gay/bisexual/queer men and trans-identified people with a focus on sexual health and HIV.
- This map is a resource for folks seeking safe spaces to go for medical care, food, shelter, or information. The data for the map is based on subjective experiences gleaned from surveys in December 2014. The map’s creator, Erica Williams, is a transgender student at PCC pursuing a certificate in Geographic Information Systems. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Indiana University, and has worked for several years as a field archaeologist throughout the Northwest. She is very interested in the intersections of race, sexuality, gender identity, and homelessness both in Portland and nationally.
- 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.
- GLAAD (The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.
- GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.
- LGBT people and people with HIV need advocates in every part of the country, and Lambda Legal’s expert staff works for equality in five offices around the country—New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. We also maintain a national network of volunteer Cooperating Attorneys. In addition, we operate a Legal Help Desk to respond directly to queries from those who seek legal information and assistance with discrimination related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
LGBTQ-Affirming Health and Safety Resources
- Mental Health Emergencies
- Washington County Crisis Line: 503-291-9111
- Multnomah County Crisis Line: 503-988-4888
- The Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386
Domestic and Sexual Assault
- Bradley-Angle House: 503-281-2442
- SARC (Sexual Assault Resource Center): 503-640-5311
- Portland Women’s Crisis Line: 503-235-5333
HIV and AIDS
- Oregon AIDS Hotline: 503-223-AIDS
Local and National Health and Safety Resources
- Bradley Angle provides culturally-relevant, anti-oppressive support and advocacy for self-identified LGBTQ folks of all genders who are surviving abuse. LGBTQ support services are kink- and poly-friendly and inclusive of the wide variety of identities within the LGBTQ community. Our services are free and confidential. They include support groups, healthy relationships classes, individual advocacy, resource referrals, safety planning, basic needs assistance, and shelter/housing assistance.
- CAP (Cascade AIDS Project)
- Cascade AIDS Project helps people put their lives back together; to secure housing, find essential medical care and deal with the countless issues that make the difference between giving up or getting up and going on. With HIV and AIDS, the huge emotional and financial burden to all affected by it can be staggering … Shelter, life skills training, and emotional support; these are what CAP provides.
- OHSU Partnership Project
- The OHSU Partnership Project provides a comprehensive array of services to people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and those at risk. Their mission is to help people living with HIV/AIDS achieve or sustain the highest possible quality of life and health and to provide those living with HIV/AIDS and their families, access to information, treatment and support services.
- Planned Parenthood: Columbia Willamette
- Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) is the largest nonprofit family planning and reproductive rights organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington…Our mission is to provide, promote, and protect access to sexual and reproductive health care.
- The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.