Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride in June — And All Year Long
The City of Hillsboro’s inaugural Pride Party debuted in June 2019, kicking off LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) Pride Month with a free, family-friendly, one-day festival celebrating all that unites us and makes us unique.
This year, while the in-person Pride Party event is postponed due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, we are celebrating online with the Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department’s Pride Month Virtual Event Center.
In this space, you can engage with queer history, try LGBTQ-themed arts activities, watch videos from our Pride Party contributors, and discover resources during Pride Month.
While we wait to gather in person this fall, we are still finding creative ways to connect, celebrate, and show our PRIDE!
Pride Month Activities, LGBTQ+ History and Resources
Many of the links included in the following content sections are to third party websites. The City of Hillsboro does not endorse any of the following products or services and the quality of each website will vary.
Arts & Crafts Ideas
- Queer Kid Stuff Resources
- Queer Kid Stuff Rainbow Flags
- Rainbow Craft Ideas
- LGBTQ+ Craft Ideas
- Human Rights Campaign Virtual Care Package
Find your next meal here! Follow this link to access all the local eateries of Hillsboro that are open and ready to cook you up a delicious meal.
This list is linked directly to each business’s information, with choices for all palates. Show your pride and support local businesses!
Twenty-one years ago, President Clinton issued a proclamation for the first Pride Month in 1999. June is significant to the LGBTQ+ community because it acknowledges the Stonewall Inn riots that occurred on June 28, 1969 in New York City. Police raided the now-historic gay bar, and the conflict and resulting uprising marked the beginning of the queer civil rights movement, which continues today.
As part of the City of Hillsboro’s ongoing efforts to instill diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential parts of all that we do, the City of Hillsboro is proud to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer pride in June — and all year long.
GLAPN (Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest) and Portland's Q Center began Queer Heroes NW in 2012 as a way to make some friends, honor service and accomplishment in our community – and teach a little history. Visit the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest website
A Place at the Table
OutHistory.org features timelines specific to the victories of queer and trans people of color. The site was founded in October 2008 by Jonathan Ned Katz, author of the groundbreaking Gay American History (1976) and other books on the history of sexuality and gender. Visit the OutHistory website.
LGBT Pride Month
The collections of the Library of Congress contain many books, posters, sound recordings, manuscripts, and other material produced by, about, and for the LGBTQ community. The contributions of this community are preserved as part of our nation’s history, and include noted artistic works, musical compositions, and contemporary novels.
For Parents of Queer Kids
My Kid is Gay
My Kid Is Gay sources voices from across the world to help answer the many questions that parents (and family members, and even teachers!) have about the LGBTQIA young people in their life, including advice from parents, youth, and experts on a variety of topics related to sexuality and gender identity.
PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Educational Resources for Adults and Youth
The Genderbread Person
A teaching tool for breaking the big concept of gender down into bite-sized, digestible pieces.
Visit the Genderbread Person website.
Queer Kid Stuff
Joyful LGBTQ+ and social justice webseries, podcast, and educational resources for kids.
GLSEN (formerly Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network) Pronouns: A Resource
A primer on using gender pronouns. GLSEN's mission is to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Local Support Groups
Q Center Virtual Meetups
Q Center, the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Pacific Northwest (Portland), provides community-based support for LGBTQ2SIA+ community members seeking connection and resources.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Washington County
NAMI Washington County (Oregon) is a community, volunteer-based non-profit service organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy.
LGBTQ-Specific COVID-19 Information
Human Rights Campaign
Human Right Campaign is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans.
Selected Community Resources from Pride Party 2019
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those who have lost someone to suicide.
Washington County DAVS
Washington County Disability, Aging, and Veteran Services provides programs and services to maintain and enhance the quality of life to assure that basic needs are met for Washington County seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.
Basic Rights Oregon
Basic Rights Oregon works fearlessly and tirelessly to build a strong, vibrant, powerful, and progressive movement for LGBTQ equality.
Kaiser Permanente Northwest Gender Pathways Clinic
The Gender Pathways Clinic at Kaiser Permanente Northwest provides culturally competent care to transgender and gender-expansive patients.
Centro Cultural de Washington County
A home for Latino cultures, Centro serves the needs of our diverse community by promoting personal growth and empowerment.
It Gets Better Project
Watch an endless stream of inspiring stories shared by people just like you. Visit the Get Help page to find LGBTQ+ youth support services in your community, or sign a pledge to commit to a world where all LGBTQ+ young people are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals.