The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth (up to 23 years old). Need a safe and judgment-free place to talk? Call the TrevorLifeline now at 866-488-7386 or text START to 678 678.
Pacific University LGBTQIA+ Resources
- Change your name/gender marker within Pacific University.
- Center for Gender Equity (CGE) promotes LGBTQ resources on and off campus (including how to change your name in Oregon).
- Bias intervention and reporting. If you have experienced or witnessed a bias incident report it to Pacific University's Bias Response Team, Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility.
- The Tran Library provides displays and guides related to the LGBTQIA+ community.
Medical and Mental Health LGBTQIA+ Resources
Prism Health is a clinic focused on providing care to the LGBTQ+ community including primary care, gender affirming care, mental health care, and PrEP. Free HIV/STI testing for the LGBTQ+ community through their Pivot program.
Trans health programs in the local area:
GALAP project is a group of mental health clinicians who provide free or low cost letters for individuals seeking gender affirming medical care. You can click on “pledge signers” at the top of the website to see who to contact in your state.
Inclusive therapists allows you to search for counselors by various identities including race/ethnicity and LGBTQ+ identity.
Brave Space is dedicated to serving Trans/non-binary individuals and families by providing grants and listing affirming providers for physical health, mental health, legal aid, hair/voice, and other resources. Search their database for affirming providers.
Coming Out, Family, and Chosen Family LGBTQIA+ Resources
- Human Rights Campaign provides resources for the ongoing process of coming out.
- The Family Acceptance Project works withn the contet of families, cultures, and faith communities to prevent health and mental health risks for LGBT children and youth.
- It Gets Better project uplifts, empowers, and connects LGBTQ+ youth around the globe through video stories by LGBTQ+ individuals and celebrities, including stories about finding chosen family (check out Ryan Jamaal Swain from Pose on this).
Support & Advocacy LGBTQIA+ Resources
Q Center creates “safe spaces, community building and empowerment for the positive transformation of LGBTQ2SIA+ communities and allies in the Pacific Northwest" through affinity groups (peer based support for coming out, recovery, resource sharing, social connections, and organizing for change), information & referral, and scholarships. Current groups include bi/pansexual discussion group, gender queery, Trans support groups, and many others.
Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC) in Portland provides events, support groups, and services for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23.
SAGE Metro Portland at Friendly House serves older LBGT community members.
Westside Queer Resource Center serves Washington County, OR, by fostering a welcoming, supportive and safe environment for the LGBTQAI+ community, their families and allies through programs, education, advocacy and resources.
Basic Rights Oregon works to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories. They have frequent events including “Queer Town Hall."
Bradley-Angle House is a domestic violence agency with a program tailored to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ survivors. Services are free and confidential including support groups, healthy relationship classes, individual advocacy, resource referrals, safety planning, basic needs assistance, and shelter/housing assistance.
- Safe Rides PDX, at (503) 455-7077, is a local organization dedicated to providing safe transportation for people who are at high risk of harassment, including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ people, women, femmes, etc. Services before 9:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. are dependent on volunteer availability; scheduling rides ahead of time is encouraged.
- Trans Lifeline, at 877-565-8860, is a hotline run by and for trans people to connect to the community support and resources needed to survive and thrive.
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) provides resources and opportunities to get connected to local volunteering and advocacy in their mission to respect, value, and affirm LGBTQ people.
Campus Pride represents student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students by developing necessary resources, programs and services.