Posts Tagged ‘media’

Free QDoc tickets for folks 23 and under!

May 27, 2010

SMYRC is a community partner on the opening night film "Forever's Gonna Start Tonight." Hope to see lots of young people there!


new local project!

April 23, 2010

Gender(Free) for all has brought us yet another awesome project.  Check out TransFaces!

amazing project

April 15, 2010

check it out

SMYRC in the news!

April 7, 2010

SMYRC has been getting all sorts of publicity lately!

Check out the Just Out article about our 100th Open Mic

Read about SMYRC’s commitment and thanks to our community on a new site

thanks for reading!

call for submissions!

April 2, 2010

Have you experienced violence and identify on the queer/trans spectrum? Do you have a piece of writing or artwork about it? Please share it!

Transrelating, a ‘zine “on sex, gender, relationships and the rest of us” is accepting submissions for its next issue.

Violence: behavior intending to hurt. Many in the trans/queer communities share the far too common experience of violence directed toward their gender identity and/or sexual orientation- bullied at school by classmates, hurt at home by family, hurt by lovers/partners, hurt by strangers, hurt by a homophobic/transphobic/body-negative/sex-negative culture, hurt by ourselves.

This issue of Transrelating seeks to share some of the common experiences as well as how we can redirect this trend and change a community/culture. All pieces of writing and artwork are welcome (academic essays, rants, poems, stories, pictures, paintings, drawings, etc).

Email submissions to:

Submissions should be sent by June 1st, 2010.

“the most articulate expression i’ve seen so far on what gender policing feels like.”

April 1, 2010

PAID survey for folks 18-24!

January 8, 2010

SMYRC, the Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (, is looking for a diverse group of folks between the ages of 18 and 24 who identify as LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex) to participate in a focus group. The topic of discussion will be tobacco use in the Portland queer community. We are looking for current, former, and never-tobacco users alike who have opinions to share about tobacco use.

The focus group will take place on Thursday, January 28th from 5:00 – 6:30p in NE Portland. Dinner will be provided (dietary restrictions considered) as well as $20 compensation for your time. For more information or to sign up for the focus group, please contact Bree at . In the body of the email, please include the following information about yourself to be considered:

1. Name:
2. Age:
3. Are you: (a) a current smoker, (b) a former smoker, (c) a non-smoker (have never smoked)
4. Gender identity:
5. Do you identify as LGBTQI?:
6. Highest level of education completed:
7. Are you currently in school? Working?
8. Do you have opinions to share about tobacco use?:
9. Are you available on January 28th for the entire focus group from 5:00 – 6:30p?:
10. Please give us a valid email address and phone number for contacting you.

All applications will be reviewed, and folks will be contacted by Monday, January 18th if they have been selected to participate. Unfortunately we are unable to contact people who have not been selected. Thanks for your consideration!


you won't actually get paid in gay money, but isn't harvey cute?

The Reverend David Weekley Speaks at PFLAG Portland

November 4, 2009

Please join us on November 10, 2009 from 7-9PM at the First United Methodist Church at 1838 SW Jefferson St. Portland for this very special PFLAG meeting.ht_David_Weekley_090929_mn

On August 30, 2009, The Oregonian reported on an amazing revelation that a local Methodist pastor shared with his congregation: he was born a woman. Rev. David Weekley, 58, had kept the secret of his transition to a transgender man for 27 years. His surgeries were completed 10 years prior to his ordination journey in the Methodist Church. Ninety people heard the disclosure of this married man and father of five as part of his sermon that day. After the service, his congregants crowded around him to embrace him and offer words of encouragement and support. He is also supported by the Bishop and metropolitan district superintendent of UMC.

food for thought, not our official opinion

October 29, 2009

Trust the Sylvia Rivera Law Project to push conversations to difficult places, and provide fuel for what can (even if you don’t agree) at least be an interesting and multi-faceted conversation within our communities.

I’m posting this letter not in an effort to change anyone’s mind, or prove a certain point, but simply to offer impetus for dialogue and discussion in which we, as members of the fabulous LGBTQ communities, speak our truths and listen to one another.

check it out.

thoughtful & well written NYT article

October 26, 2009

check it out.