Portland Plan News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2010
LGBTQ Community Hosts a Portland Plan Town Hall
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community and friends are invited to participate in a Portland Plan town hall event on April 12, 2010. Mayor Sam Adams will lead the discussion, which is co-facilitated by Jeana Frazzini of Basic Rights Oregon, Kendall Clawson of the Q Center, Michael Kaplan of Cascade AIDS Project, and representatives from the Sexual Minorities Youth Resource Center (SMYRC).
Save the date!
LGBTQ Portland Plan Town Hall
Monday, April 12, 2010
Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, in North Portland
Food and beverages will be provided by local LGBTQ-friendly vendors
The Portland Plan will be our City’s strategic plan for the next 25 years, ensuring that Portland is a thriving and sustainable city and our people are prosperous, healthy and educated. Developed by the City of Portland and partner agencies throughout the city, the Portland Plan will build on our progress and address the community's needs, like our health and safety, local food and access to affordable housing and quality education – things Portlanders care about that affect our daily lives.
The LGBTQ community has unique experiences that can inform the Portland Plan. Many in the LGBTQ community love what Portland has to offer, such as its natural beauty and world-class transportation system, as well as the community spirit and overall acceptance of LGBTQ-identified individuals. But not everyone in the LGBTQ community is happy with Portland all the time; for some, the LGBTQ community seems invisible, LGBTQ-specific health and wellness needs are not adequately addressed, public safety is a top concern and youth who identify as LGBTQ are too often isolated, bullied and even homeless. This event allows those who identify as LGBTQ and friends to discuss issues and goals unique to the community as well as broader city challenges and opportunities.
Please join Mayor Sam Adams and the LGBTQ community partners at this event. For questions about the event please call Clay Neal at 503-823-4186 or Matt Wickstrom at 503-823-2834. For more information about the Portland Plan visit www.pdxplan.com.