The Urban League of Portland is one of the region’s most respected social service and civil rights organizations. The League helps empower African Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment and economic security through a combination of direct services, outreach and advocacy.
The purpose of this action team: (a) provide a safe space for women of color on campus (b) build community and network with allies (c) fun and empowering events. This group meets bi-weekly.
Network with other minority professionals in the community! PiD also works with companies to help recruit and retain professionals of color to the Oregon/SW Washington region.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays – Portland Black Chapter (PFLAG PBC) was formed to address the need to have culturally specific work in the Black community around lesbian gay bisexual transgender queer (LGBTQ) equality. We address the multiple layers of discrimination that LGBTQ Black people and their families and loved ones face, and offer opportunities to transform our community.
We are the first African American Chapter in the Nation and one of only two in the entire country.
Portland Latino Gay Pride holds members from various organizations that serve the gay, Latino and general population around Portland. One of PLGP’s central goals is to bring the community together through a series of multi-day-events that highlight the rich culture of gay and Latino groups in Portland and the surrounding area. Traditionally, Portland Latino Gay Pride has held its celebrations during the first week of June as the official kick-off to gay pride in Oregon.