Portland, February 18th. Guests were dressed to the nines to enjoy a festive evening benefiting the Q Center. The organization builds public awareness and celebrates LGBTQ diversity through art, cultures and collaborative community programing. Movers and shakers at the event included: Barbara McCullough-Jones, Jim Taff, Judge Kemp, Beth Allen, Tim Bias, Ryan Wayman, Aaron Hall, Anne Viola, Mary Wheat, Laura Calvo (Photo Credit, Anna M Campbell)
LGBTQ stands for “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer, or Questioning”.
From the Q Center:
The mission of the Q Center is to increase the visibility of and foster connection wtih metro Portland’s LGBTQ community. The center builds public awareness and support, and celebrates LGBTQ diversity through art, culture, and programming. Q Center is a community resource and reaches out to youth, seniors, families, people of color, and gender queer populations.
- Information and referral services, prevention and wellness activities, and materials on Oregon’s LGBTQ history.
- Programming addressing community concerns such as health and wellness, safe space for youth and older people, and the needs of today”s families including Kids Korner, a creative, flexible, family-friendly space for kids to play and parents to connect.
- Monthly art installations and related events are generated by the art collective QuArt PDX.
- Recurring events and activities, including monthly Family Play dates, bingo, Daddies and papas Potluck, and a weekly wrtiers group.
- Rentable conference rooms, community event space, as well as office/creative space for Q Center programming.