Queer Students of Color Resources

Campus Resources

Stop by the QRC or contact the QSOC Resources & Retention Coordinator for details on resources around campus or to set up a meeting.

Follow the QSOCC Facebook! Our Facebook page is updated with local events in and outside of the university along with relevant articles, jobs, and resources! Please check it out and let us know if you have something specific you’d like to see highlighted.

Below is a selection of community resources - but there are so many more! If you are having a specific need, or know of a resource that should be listed, please email the QSOCC R&R Coordinator.

QPOC Community Resources 

The Equi Institute

The Equi Institute’s mission is to empower and improve the health of the LGBTQQI2S communities of the Pacific Northwest. They provide services and programs through a community health clinic. To facilitate good doctor-patient relationships, all providers and staff employed or volunteering at The Equi Institute are trained in the philosophy and practical application of the theories of Health at Every Size, Racial Justice, Economic Equality, and Non-Violent Communication, with a focus on community advocacy, education, and positive sociocultural change. This is not a QTPOC specific space - but they have several programs and projects designed for, with, and provided by QTPOC. 

Equi-Institute Email
Phone: 503-459-2584

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network

The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a space for queer, gender non-conforming and trans therapists of color to build, resource, and support one another as clinicians and healers. NQTTCN provides a network of support for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC) seeking transformative mental health resources rooted in social justice and liberation. This space will support QTPoC to utilize our relationships and collective power to build our capacity for healing in our communities.

NQTTCN Email
NQTTCN Facebook

Basic Rights Oregon Racial Justice Team

Basic Rights Oregon's Racial Justice and Alliance Building program has two main goals:

  1. Centralizing the experiences and leadership of people of color - Our 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

Oregon Students of Color Coalition

OSCC is 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.

PDX QTPOC Facebook

Space to connect with and engage with fellow QTPOC in the PDX area. This is a space where we can connect, share experiences, and have a safe space both on facebook and in real life. 

QTPoC Mental Health Facebook

QTPoC Mental Health Initiative exists to provide greater access to community healing, to discuss the impact of trauma & to amplify LGBTQ / POC voices. Resources, articles, events, and community available via facebook.

African American Specific Resources

Sankofa Collective Northwest

Formerly 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.

Sankofa Facebook
Website Contact Page

Cascade Aids Project - Real Talk 

Our Mission: We support and empower all people with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare.

Real Talk is a monthly support group for the HIV+ African American and black community to share challenges and strategies to thrive.

CAP Facebook
Phone: 503-223-5907

API Specific Resources

Trikone Northwest 

Trikone is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people of South Asian descent, who trace their ethnicities to one of the following places: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. Founded in 1986 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Trikone is the oldest group of its kind in the world. Trikone offers a supportive, empowering & non-judgemental environment where LGBTQ South Asians & their allies can meet, make connections, & proudly promote awareness & acceptance of their sexual identity. 

Trikone Northwest Facebook
Desi LGBTQ Helpline: 1-908-3374

Asian Pacific Island Pride

API Pride is a Not-For-Profit organization registered with the state of Oregon, led by and for LGBTQ 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.

API Facebook
API Pride Email
Phone: 503-877-9379

Latinx Specific Resources

Cascade Aids Project - Reencuentro & Concientízate

Our Mission: We support and empower all people with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare.

Reencuentro - El 2º miércoles de cada mes a las 6pm – 8pm. Reencuentro es una reunión creada para proveer un ambiente seguro y a la vez talleres educacionales para latinos infectados por VIH. Contáctase 503-278-3823. Reunion is a meeting (2nd Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm) created to provide an environment safe and at the same time workshops educational for the HIV positive Latino community. Please contact 503-278-3823 for more information.

Concientízate is a day-long festival in Portland to raise awareness of HIV prevention while celebrating Latino art, music, and culture. It’s held annually in conjunction with Latino AIDS Awareness Day.

CAP Facebook

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. (Sitio en Inglés.)

Phone: 503-307-9143

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.

Causa LGBT Facebook
Phone: 503-409-2473 

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 is not a queer-specific organization. NAYA also offers afterschool programs, cultural events, GED prep, sports, and more.

Intake Phone: (503) 288-8177 Exts. 217/294,
Access Center (Janus Youth) (503) 432-3986.
NAYA Facebook 

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.

Email Portland Two Spirit Society Founder
Phone: 971-277-8040