Queer Heroes NW, a Project of GLAPN

Zan Gibbs, pictured here with Jinkx Monsoon.


Zan Gibbs helped found SMYRC (Sexual Minorities Youth Resource Center) in 1998 with two youth, and headed the program for 12 years.

One of the features that set SMYRC apart at the time—and distinguishes it …

Q Center Undergoes Dynamic Change

Q Center

By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

The work to rebuild Q Center is well underway; since the resignation of former Executive Director Barb McCullough-Jones, the majority of Q Center’s Board of Directors, and the revelation that Q Center was in dire straits …

How Can You Help SMYRC?

By Belinda Carroll, PQ Monthly

Back when I was an queer teen, I was homeless for a year and a half in downtown Portland, because my family kicked me out for being gay. I joke about my family on stage now, …