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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
See our Queer Resources in & Around Portland page for Organizations that serve many facets of the GLBTQ community here in Portland.
Medical Community Resources
Non-Medical Community Resources
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.
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.