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Support GroupOrganizationLocationContact/ WebDescription
Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays (PFLAG)
(National website)
PFLAG has branches nationwide which have meetings for parents and friends of LGBT people. They have a number of resources for LGBT people, too. Check out their trans-specific brochures.
Portland Q Center4115 N Mississippi Ave Portland, ORwww.pdxqcenter.orgPortland's LGBTQ community center. Groups, activities, and events. Check out their website for current offerings.
Gender QueeryQ Center,
Every 1st Monday of the month 7:00-8:30 pm is a discussion group for trans, genderqueer, folk outside of the gender binary, and allies. Meetings have great discussions on ever changing topic followed by informal social time. For more info,
Northwest Gender Alliance (NWGA)Q Center,
Every 2nd SAT of the month at 2-6pm
(503) 533-8787
Monthly open meetings provide opportunities for members and prospective members to meet and socialize with other transgender individuals in a protective and supportive environment. A portion of each meeting is set aside for a demonstration, discussion or workshop on a topic such as clothing, cosmetics, feminine deportment or legal issues related to gender expression. (503) 533-8787
Trans-FemQ Center,
Every 2nd TUE of the month at 7pm social group for all of our genderfabulous sisters (anyone identifying and/or presenting on the trans-feminine spectrum). We meet for fun, discussion, and support around what it means to be on the trans-fem side of things. For any questions contact either Amari at or Chloe at
Tranz GuysQ Center,
Every 3rd SUN of the month 6-8pm
www.tranzguyspdx.orgThis group is for trans guys/men, intersex, genderqueer, questioning people who were assigned female at birth. A discussion and a peer support group in a supportive environment to address such topics as: coming out, hormones/surgery, “passing,” coping w/ society, dating/relationships, medical/emotional health, family, sex/sexuality, etc. Allies and loved ones are welcome to join our informal social gathering after every meeting. Questions? email
Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC)3024 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, ORSMYRC cell:
(503) 969-2266
Main #:
(503) 872-9664
All the youth programming is for folks ages 12-23. Drop-in hours are Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 4-9pm. Umbrella Community Counseling offers free counseling for youth 23 and under. We now see folks 24 and up for sliding scale fees. The number for this program is 503.473.2244.
TransActive - Supporting children & youth of all genderswww.transactiveonline.orgTransActive provides necessary support to improve the quality of life of transgender and gender non-conforming children, youth and their families through education, services, advocacy and research.The purpose of TransActive shall be to educate the public on subjects useful to the individual and beneficial to the community.