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Queer Students of Color Resources

Campus Resources

Please See our campus partners page for other departments that have taken the Queer Ally Training offered through the Queer Ally Program at Portland State University.

Portland General Resources

See our Queer Resources in & Around Portland page for Organizations that serve many facets of the GLBTQ community here in Portland. 

QPOC General Resources 

Basic Rights Oregon Racial Justice Alliance & Alliance Building

Basic Rights Oregon's Racial Justice and Alliance Building program has two main goals:1. Centralizing the experiences and leadership of people of colorOur Families is a public education campaign that seeks to raise visibility and public support of LGBT families of color through storytelling, media tools and educational events. 2. Taking action as an organizational ally to racial justice work.  We have provided our racial justice education series to over 1000 LGBT and allied activists.  After building a shared understanding of why this work is so vital we move our activists to take action. BRO has taken active roles in campaigns led by people of color, in support of immigrant rights, fighting prison expansion, police accountability and reform, issues of economic justice and more.
Phone: 503-222-6151 Basic Rights Oregon Website 

Oregon Students of Color Coalition

We are a statewide coalition of students advocating for equal access to education by empowering students and strengthening communities of color. We will unite through activism and mentorship to provide resources and strategy development to students of color at all levels of education. OSCC is an affiliate of the Oregon Student Association. Oregon Students of Color Coalition Website

Rainbow Tribe

Rainbow Tribe Facebook Page

African American Specific Resources

PFLAG Black Portland Chapter

Portland's African-American/Black PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) chapter promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and secure equal civil rights. PFLAG provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. PFLAG Portland Black Chapter Website. Email: Helpline and Contact: 503 232 7676

Portland Black Pride

Portland Black Pride (PBP) strives to showcase and celebrate the cultural and social contributions of Black gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Portland and across the country. PBP works with local community leaders, non-profit organizations, businesses and health departments to present this annual celebration. PBP is committed to building a safer community for LGBT people of color and honoring the diverse contributions of our community members. Portland Black Pride Facebook. Email:

Lifeworks NW Umoja Center

Mental health services for persons ages 3-18. Additional specialized service for at-risk African-American
males ages 11-18. Promotes the positive development of youth, reducing violence and abusive behaviors. Addiction and mental health treatment. 4941 NE 17th Ave. Phone: 503-282-3296

API Specific Resources

Asian Pacific Island Pride

API Pride is a Not-For-Profit organization registered with the state of Oregon. We are a group led by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in Oregon. We provide safe and supportive environments and opportunities to celebrate, educate and bring our communities together. For questions or concerns, please contact us! Asian Pacific Island Pride Website

Latin@ Specific

Chicos Latinos

Chicos Latinos is a social, cultural, and educational group for Latino guys into guys. We have a fun and safe space where you can find support, meet new friends, and meet other guys just like you. Come and organize social activities, cultural events and become a leader in your community. We also offer discussions on health, friendships, relationships, sexuality and love. We meet every Friday from 7pm-9pm at Pivot (209 SW 4th Ave). For more information: César Tinoco 503.278.3866 or

Chicos Latinos es un grupo social, cultural, y educativo para chicos a quienes les gustan otros chicos. Tenemos un espacio seguro y divertido para encontrar apoyo, conocer nuevos amigos y otros hombres como tú. Ven y organiza eventos culturales, actividades sociales y conviértete en un líder en tu comunidad. También ofrecemos talleres de salud, relaciones, sexualidad, y amor. Para más información:

Poder Latino

Grupo social para LGBT Latinos y Latinas que ofrece eventos, retiros, y prevención de HIV y SIDA. Reunión cada otro Lunes en Outside In, 6:30 por la noche. 1030 SW 13th Ave. Hugo (503)997-8616 or Audencio (503) 261-5463.  Poder Latino Facebook Page

Portland Latino Gay Pride/La Lucha Continua

PLGP organizes a yearly Latino Gay pride with the goal to recognize the talents and contributions of Gay Latinos and Latinas. This organization now holds members from various organizations that serve the gay, Latino and general population around Portland. One of PLGP’s central goals is broaden the Pride experience in Oregon by bringing the community together. Latino Gay Pride Website (Sitio en Inglés.)

Latin@s LGBT y Aliados de Oregon

Causa invites you to Latin@s LGBT y Aliad@s de Oregon to become a member of our community by attending our weekly social, advocacy, and support meetings. We hope to foster a space where new friendships and memories can be created. Latin@s LGBT Facebook Page

Native American Specific

Native American Youth and Family Services (NAYA)

NAYA offers youth ages 13-24, who are homeless, referrals into homeless youth continuum. Services include: shelter, outreach and engagement, skills development, and connection to basic needs. NAYA also offers afterschool programs, cultural events, GED prep, sports, and more. Call for eligibility pre-screen: (503) 288-8177 Exts. 217/294, or Access Center (Janus Youth) (503) 432-3986. Naya PDX Website

The Portland Two Spirit Society

Portland Two Spirit Society is a social group for LGBTQI Native American/Alaska Natives and their families and allies to come together and share, connect, reclaim and restore culture, community and the traditional roles of Two Spirit people. Portland Two Spirit Society Facebook Page