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Transgender Resources

Resources at the Queer Resource Center

QRC Transgender & IPV Resources Coordinator

The QRC's Transgender & IPV Coordinator serves as the lead organizer for Trans Day of Remembrance, co-facilitates SAGE – the President’s Commission on Sexuality and Gender Equity. Serves on the Interpersonal Violence Task Force. Also serves as the lead organizer resources and services for students who identify as transgender, and works to educate campus community members about transgender people, their unique needs and their contributions. Partners with community resources, such as Portland Women’s Crisis Line and the Women’s Resource Center Interpersonal Violence program to carry out consistent services and messaging across campus. Additionally, the Transgender & IPV Resources coordinator meets students exploring their sexual orientation and gender identity while navigating multiple and intersecting identities by appointment and appointments can be made via email.

Our staff is trained on trans issues and can all act as a general resource for our trans students. The trans and access resource coordinator is our in-house go to person for all trans related questions and help.

Our space is also welcoming and open to students who are looking for more information on how to support or learn more about the trans people in their lives. The staff is always happy to speak with folks about their questions. Please drop by the space, call or email, or make an appointment!


In addition to the Trans & IPV Resources Coordinator, the Center for Student Health and Counseling now has a Trans Health Advocate, Nick Walden Poublon.  Nick can provide information about trans specific resources with SHAC and AETNA Student Health. 

Name/Pronoun Advocacy

Each new term, students can be stressed out about classroom rosters and having teachers and students respect chosen names and gender identity.  The QRC is offering a new advocacy service for students whose name or pronoun choice is different from what the University may provide to Professors for Classroom Rosters.  By filling out the information in the form provided, our Transgender & IPV Coordinator will email Professors to advise them of your chosen name and pronoun along with a way to contact us if they have further questions.

The Name/Pronoun Advocacy form here.

Campus Resources

In addition to our Campus Partners, the Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Center on campus is now providing Transgender specific information for students:

As mentioned above, the SHAC also has a new Trans Health Advocate. In addition to having office hours at the QRC, they are also available at the SHAC as well to answer questions regarding access for trans students. They are available at the SHAC 10-12 and 2-4 weekdays.

If you have questions please contact Student Health Advisor and Transgender Health Advocate: Nick Walden Poublon at 503-725-2800 or


General Resources

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

Medical Community Resources

Organizations and a list of providers (psychitrists, physcians, endrocrinologists, surgeons) in the Portland area who accept the PSU student insurance, AETNA and are recommended by Portland trans and trans allies can be found here.
PSU's full Student Health Insurance Plan Documentation can be found here.
Aetna's Clinical Bulletin 0615 (referred to in the above Documentation) can be found here.

Non-Medical Community Resources

TransActive Online

Based in Portland, Oregon, TransActive provides a comprehensive array of in-house counseling, case management and medical referral services, educational workshops, training and professional speakers, child and family advocacy and support  to transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth, their families, allies, community organizations and helping professionals.

Resources PDX
Changing Local community resources, currently with a focus on the Portland Metro area.
Welcome to Resources PDX: A health directory for people of all genders, their loved ones, and service providers in the metropolitan area of Portland, Oregon.
Basic Rights Oregon
Basic Rights Oregon is a political action committee with the goal of ending discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. They initiate and champion legislation, and monitor the legislative process with the help of one of Oregon's most respected lobbyists. They also recruit, educate, endorse, and support candidates, working closely with them once they are elected.
Northwest Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf
Northwest Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf in a nonprofit organization for, with, and about Deaf, Deaf-Blind, & HH gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and transgender people. NWRAD represents members from Vancouver BC, Washington and Oregon.
Northwest Gender Alliance
"Northwest Gender Alliance (NWGA), of Portland, Oregon, is a social, support and educational group for individuals who desire to explore and express another gender. This includes crossdressers, transsexuals, and other individuals who identify themselves as transgendered. NWGA accepts any gender role-- male to female or female to male. The group is open to individuals who wish to dress in the clothing of the opposite gender and individuals who desire to change their gender."
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Portland Chapter
Through support, education, and advocacy, PFLAG unites the voices of parents, family members, straight allies, and GLBT people together to advance fairness, justice, and equality in local communities around the country. PFLAG believes that when straight people come to the defense of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) family members and friends, equality for all will finally be achieved.
Salem Transgender Network
"The Salem Transgender Network provides social activities, peer support and referrals to transgender friendly professionals and businesses in the Salem, Oregon area. "
Ingersoll Gender Center - Seattle, WA
Ingersoll Gender Center supports transgendered people towards growth and well being.
They provide support, education, advocacy and information resources for people interested in gender identity issues, and for service providers, employers, families and friends in order to promote understanding, awareness and acceptance of gender diversity.
206-323-5428 |
The Northwest Network
LGBT specific advocacy and support services
Trans Youth Family Allies (TYFA)
 TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. We envision a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated.

Community Connect at Q Center:

Community Connect is a drop-in program specifically for transgender, genderqueer, intersex, and gender non-conforming youth 21 & under and their families. The Q Center is partnering with Transactive to provide this service.  An advocate will be present during Community Connect to refer individuals to community resources such as counseling referrals, HRT referrals, legal name/gender changes, among other community-based services. The goal of Community Connect is to provide a safe, supportive, and affirming space where trans* individuals can receive assistance in getting their needs met.Community Connect is held every Thursday from 4pm-8pm at the Q Center.