Portland, Oregon 2021-06-03 01:58:29 –
Portland, Oregon (KOIN) — June is Pride Month, KOIN 6 News Pride Northwest.
One of the organizations that has been doing a lot for the LGBTQ + community throughout the pandemic is the Q Center. The center is preparing to serve people directly again under new leadership.
Ian Morton was appointed Executive Director of Q Center last year during a pandemic. Like most organizations, when it comes to supporting groups and other services, they switch to doing business virtually. The energy is clear as they prepare for a face-to-face return.
“I’ve been under the influence of COVID for my entire tenure, so I want the door to open again, like everyone else.” “We’re planning a drop-in time in July.”
Morton has shown to KOIN 6 some of the many things that Q Center offers, such as food pantry affiliated with a nonprofit organization. Hand upIncludes tablets for the elderly in isolation, activity kits, groups for groups who have just come out, and clothing closets for transgender individuals.
“This is the place for them to get dressed, make up, and get their shoes in order,” Morton explained.
Q Center has had several executive directors in the last few years, but Morton says he is committed to staying and is thrilled with the next chapter where the number of COVID-19s continues to decline.
“I’m really excited to be able to interact more face-to-face with the community. Ask what they want from Q Super Center,” he said. “This is an opportunity for us to reset and find the best way to serve after COVID.”
For more information on Q Center and its services, Check out their website..
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