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LGBTQIA+ at UP
Welcome to this LGBTQIA+ Resources guide! Here you will find resources for and about the LGBTQIA+ community at UP and beyond.
Health and Counseling
Another important resource here on campus is the Health and Counseling Center where you can schedule medical/mental health appointments with the UP staff who are committed to diversity and the inclusion of the LGBTQIAPN+ community.
You can find a link to their website here in order to schedule an appointment.
You might also like these Clark Library guides:
Campus Pride is a volunteer-driven organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQIA+ students.
GLAAD's goal is to increase acceptance and visibility of the LGBTQIA+ community in the media.
Advocacy organization that works to create LGBTQIA+-inclusive K – 12 schools for all
Human Rights Campaign
The largest LGBTQIA+ advocacy organization in the United States
It Gets Better Project
The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe.
National Black Justice Coalition
NBJC’s mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQIA/Same-gender-loving bias and stigma.
The first and largest organization for LGBTQIA+ people, their parents and families, and allies.
Pride Northwest celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of Oregon and SW Washington's LGBTQIA+ community.
The largest LGBTQIA+ community center in the Pacific Northwest.
The Rainbow Round Table
Part of the American Library Association (ALA), the Rainbow Round Table is committed to serving the LGBTQIA+ population at large and professional communities.
The Trevor Project
A non-profit, suicide prevention organization that operates a free 24 suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQIA+ youth.
Here At UP
Here at the University of Portland we have many organizations that aim to promote the inclusivity of the LGBTQIA+ community for example the GSP or Gender & Sexuality Partnership which seeks to offer a safe and open space for LGBTQ+ students and brings together students of all different identities and backgrounds. More information on any upcoming events can be found here.
Queer Self Care
11 tips from various queer experts and healers to aid in curating creative ways to take care of yourself.
A document from the Trevor Project that discusses Black and LGBTQ+ intersectionality to promote safe dialogue throughout difficult conversations.
Refuge Restrooms App
Refuge Restrooms is a web application that seeks to provide safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals. Users can search for restrooms by proximity to a search location and add new restroom listings, as well as comment and rate existing listings.
These are phone numbers and hotlines that are available to help you with various needs such as mental health and counseling.
The Trevor Project has help available 24/7 with professionally trained LGBTQIA+ counselors.
- Call: 1-866-488-7386
- Text: START to 678-678
The Trans Lifeline provides specific support for the Trans, Non-binary and Gender-nonconforming communities.
- Call 877-565-8860 for 24/7 help.
The LGBTQ+ National Hotline is open from the hours of Monday through Friday, 1:00pm – 9:00pm / Saturday, 9:00am – 2:00pm to help with varying issues members of the community might face.
TBUDDY is a resource for transmasc people so that they might gain guidance from other transmasc members of the community. Visit their website here to make a 30 minute appointment (appointment types include text, phone and virtual)
Local Community Groups
A safe space for Queer youth (aged 13-23) to just exist in a LGBTQ+ space with other community members. They have many varying events such as open mic nights and drag shows. They also provide access to resources such as counseling, school support and more.
A local bisexual community that hosts events and activities around metro Portland.
PFLAG Portland is an an online support group community that is offered twice per month. PFLAG offers a way to connect with fellow community members.
SASS Online Support Group
The SASS or Sexual Assault Support Services offers twice monthly support groups for members of the queer community ages 18 and up who have experienced sexual violence.
Many thanks to the library at Ashland (KY) Community and Technical College for allowing Clark Library to use their LGBTQIA+ Resources guide as a starting point.
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