The Q Center, in response to several reports in the past week of violent attacks against LGBTQ2SIA+ community members, particularly trans and gender non-conforming individuals, will host Town Hall Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in partnership with Basic Rights Oregon, Pride Northwest, Vancouver USA Pride, Greater Portland Trans Unity, PCC Queer Resource Centers, SAGE Metro Portland, Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and other community-based organizations. The town hall will provide an opportunity for our communities to gather, hear from victims and leaders, and to voice your concerns. There will be no law enforcement present at this event.
Social media posts over the past week report violent attacks on individuals throughout the area and Tuesday the Portland Police Bureau published a press release saying it was monitoring reports of attacks, some of which had been reported to police.
The organization has also partnered with Uber to provide free rides to any community members wishing to attend our Town Hall, particularly those most at risk--youth, seniors, people of color, people with disabilities, trans and gender non-conforming folks. To sign up for a free Uber ride, please fill out this application form.
In August The Skanner compiled a list of ways to report a hate crime in Oregon.