June holds special significance for LGBTQ Pride, tracing back to the historic Stonewall Riots of June 1969, where LGBTQ individuals stood up against police mistreatment in New York City. Since then, Pride Month has evolved into a global celebration of sexual orientation and gender identity and a powerful reminder of the ongoing struggles facing the LGBTQ community.
LGB adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition, while transgender individuals are nearly four times as likely as cisgender individuals to experience a mental health condition (NAMI).
For us, celebrating Pride means honoring the many experiences and expressions of love, gender, and sexuality – and celebrating those alongside the other identities we hold. We encourage everyone to make space for all their needs, joy, struggles, and the other pieces that make you YOU.
We are dedicated to promoting mental wellness for all – Happy Pride!
If you have LGBTQ loved ones in your life, Pride Month is a great time to reach out and tell them you care about them! Having even ONE proactive, attentive, and supportive loved one improves mental health outcomes for LGBTQ people, particularly youth.
Explore Resources for LGBTQ Communities
- The Trevor Project
- 24/7 Crisis and support line for LGBTQ youth up to age 24
- Call 1-866-468-7386 or learn more about text, chat, and other ways to get help
- Trans Lifeline
- 24/7 peer support and crisis line by and for transgender people
- Call 1-877-565-8860 or learn more about what they offer
- Q Center Portland
- Drop-in center offering community events, affinity & peer support groups, and resources for Portland-area residents
- True Colors Recovery
- Portland-based LGBTQ-specific substance use recovery agency