As a community center, Q Center works for a better world by providing safe and affirming spaces of support, celebration, and opportunity for LGBTQIA+ people of all ages, races, genders, and abilities.
We are a convener, community hub, and facilitator of an LGBTQIA+ and affirming community support network in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Through this network, we are better able to support and advocate for the interests of our communities, interpersonally, institutionally, and politically. Our vision over the next three years is to deepen this network in order to be readily accessible to all parts of our community.
We also believe that true sustainability–in terms of available funding, community support, and organizational capacity–requires changing the way that nonprofits work. We strive to create a culture of trust, mutual accountability, and collaborative abundance internally and with other nonprofits, locally, and throughout the region.
Justin Pabalate, Executive Co-Director