• LGBTQ2SIA+ Supports

    LGBTQ2SIA+ students, families, staff, and community partners are vital members of the Portland Public Schools community. Our commitment to this community continues to expand as we grow in our understanding of the unique needs and challenges facing the LGBTQ2SIA+ community. This webpage is just a starting point for finding information regarding rights, services available within PPS and the Portland metro area, and basic educational resources. Anyone - students, families, PPS staff - can reach out to the Program Manager if they have questions about PPS practices or would like to thought partner around a student need, building need, or department need.

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  • Spotlight!

  • Come celebrate national pride month with us at the Youth Advocacy Summit!

    This special day of celebration and fun is for students 3rd-12th grade, caregivers, and PPS staff alike. Come join us for workshops specifically tailored to each group. There will be music, entertainment, and food!

    Saturday, June 10th 8:45a-3:30p

    Free to attend! Registration required.

    Elementary & Caregiver Registration - 3-5 students MUST attend with an adult.

    Middle School Registration - Middle school students must use their PPS email to register.

    High School Registration - High school students must use their PPS email to register.

    PPS Staff Registration

    Volunteer Registration - All volunteers must be currently cleared as a PPS volunteer before signing up as a YAS volunteer. You can begin that process here.

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  • The Oregon Department of Education releases the 2023 Supporting Gender Expansive Students: Guidance for Schools update!

    Six hands from the wrist up, each holding an LGBTQ identity flag

    This guidance is grounded in the recognition, respect, affirmation, friendship, joy, belonging, and safety every human deserves - including the students, staff, and families that make-up our school communities. 
    Developed in partnership with students, families, school districts, community-based organizations, and state agency partners, this guidance is grounded in the civil rights of students to be free from gender identity-based discrimination when pursuing their education. This guidance provides assistance to districts in fostering educational environments that are safe, free from discrimination, and aligned with state and federal laws. 


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  • 5 illustrated multi-colored people, 4 standing and one in a wheelchair.


    LGBTQ young people are not inherently prone to suicide risk because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, but rather placed at higher risk because of how they are mistreated and stigmatized in society. Learn more about the Oregon results here.

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  • The Trevor ProjectWe’re here for you

    If you are thinking about harming yourself — get immediate support. Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S. It is 100% confidential, and 100% free.

    Our trained counselors understand the challenges LGBTQ young people face.

    They will listen without judgment. All of your conversations are confidential, and you can share as much or as little as you’d like.

    In very specific instances of abuse or a clear concern of an in-progress or imminent suicide, Trevor counselors may need to contact a child welfare agency or emergency services.

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Britt Bieberich (They/Them)
LGBTQ2SIA+ Program Manager
503-916-3954 x63954
  • Book and appointment at the top and bottom arch of a rainbow circle and the black and white PPS torch logo in the center

    To reserve a 45min appointment slot for assistance, click on the logo above and then again on the LGBTQ2SIA+ Supports Office Hours rectangle to select a time slot.

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