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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Our scholarships fund LGBTQ+ students who are leaders—in their own lives, in their families, in their home communities, in their field of study, in their workplace, or in our movements for justice. Our program provides resources to students who need it most, regardless of school, major, or GPA.
Applications are due Friday, January 5, 2024, and any LGBTQ+ student who is a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington state is eligible to apply. You can find out more details about the basic requirements, process, and application here.
The Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender-Expansive Administrative Directive has been updated! This update brings PPS into closer alignment with ODE's updated guidance for supporting gender-expansive students in schools.
The Trevor Project- We’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.