Why i.Q.


Why i.Q. is a celebration of community–of all the individuals who have found Q Center, and all the ways that community comes together at Q. With this project we want to help our community see itself, and to show all of the ways that Q Center brings us together and helps us thrive. We invite you to learn more about Q Center, the people here, and the work we do together–one story at a time. read more →


If you listen to NPR / PRI in the U.S., you already know Jian Ghomeshi as an award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician, producer and host of the multimedia phenomenon known simply as “Q” — or as The Washington Post calls it, “the most popular new arts and culture radio show in America”. If you are Canadian,.. read more →

(Originally Published on The Huffington Post on 4/21/2014) In my role as a queer activist, I am privileged that I get to do a lot of work with Q Center, which operates both the LGBTQ Community Center and the Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC) in Portland. This past year in my work.. read more →

Our friends over at Senator Ron Wyden’s office are working with our friends over at PQ Monthly to interview three veterans that were affected by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” between 1993 and the repeal of DADT in 2011 and are willing to speak publicly about their experiences. The goal of the article is to highlight.. read more →