Exec At Portland's Q Center Gets Invited to the White House


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Q Center executive director Kendall Clawson was invited today to the White House to watch President Obama sign a significant new piece of hate crimes legislation into law. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act takes its name from Shepard —a college student in Wyoming who was killed for being gay; and Byrd, an African-American man who was chained and dragged ...   More
 
Monday, October 26, 2009 Sasha Ingber

New State Initiative in Bias Crime Reporting


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Last week's forum in Portland at the Q Center on gay bashing revealed that many members of the LGBTQ community feel uncomfortable reporting bias crimes to the police. Days after the June 2 forum, the state Department of Justice is announcing the establishment of a confidential bias crime reporting system for anyone who's been targeted as a result of their race, gender, religion and sexual orienation. ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

Forum Held at Q Center To Address Gay-bashing


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It's easy to get complacent about gay issues in a progressive town like Portland. The mayor is gay. Our queer community is legion. But at last night's GLBTQ Community Forum on Gay Bashing, it was hard to sustain the illusion that Portland is a magical paradise free of hate-based crimes. With shaky voices, local queers Birch and Jeffrey told their story of being assaulted by a group of men yelling ...   More
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

Portland Pride Passes Without Any Attacks


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In the wake of recent reports of attacks against the LGBTQ community outside downtown gay clubs, we're happy to report that Portland's Pride Weekend passed without any similar incidents. Portland Police spokesperson Mary Wheat said there were no reports of attacks. And Q Center director Kendall Clawson also said the weekend went great, with the added bonus that the events gave organizers a chance ...   More
 
Monday, June 21, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

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