Mission: The Portland Community College Queer Resource Centers provide advocacy, education, leadership development, programming, and retention services for students with marginalized genders and sexualities to create an inclusive and intersectional campus climate promoting gender justice, sexual liberation, and equity for all people. QRC history timeline. Here is an overview for Fall Each campus also has slightly different programs and resources.
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Supporting diversity and inclusivity are core values at Portland Psychotherapy. As part of this mission, our therapists are committed to the principles of gay and LGBTQ affirmative therapy and we as a center strive to empower those who are marginalized and oppressed. In addition to our commitment to LGBTQ affirmative therapy in our clinical work, a main emphasis in the research we conduct at our center focuses on issues of stigma and shame, which are issues particularly salient to those in the LGBTQ community who are often marginalized by the prejudice and heterosexism that is pervasive in our society. At Portland Psychotherapy, we are committed to helping all those we work with live lives of meaning, integrity, and dignity. Affirmative therapy is not simply taking the position that there is nothing pathological or wrong with being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer.
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Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Oregon , and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since May when a federal judge declared the state's ban on such marriages unconstitutional. Previously, same-sex couples could only access domestic partnerships , which guaranteed most of the rights of marriage. Additionally, same-sex couples are allowed to jointly adopt, and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations is outlawed in the state under the Oregon Equality Act , enacted in Conversion therapy on minors is also illegal.
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