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Home of the Astoria Pride Festival, The LCQC Is A Non-Profit Resource Center Providing Outreach, Education, and Charity for the LGBTQ2SIA+ Community and Allies of the Lower Columbia Region of Oregon and Washington.

171 W Bond St.

Astoria, Oregon 97103



Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

10a - 1p

Current Programs + Services

Queer Book Club

Celebrate Queer Authors, Storytellers, Artists and History. This community group meets on the last Monday of the month, on Zoom, from 6p - 7p.

January 2022: The Argonauts, by Maggie Nelson

February 2022: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong

March 2022: Tipping the Velvet, by Sarah Waters

April 2022: Hola Papi: How to Come Out at a Walmart Parking Lot, by John Paul Brammer

May 2022: The Verifiers, by Jane Pek

June 2022: The Tradition, by Jericho Brown

July 2022: Burn the Place, by Iliana Regan

August 2022: Jonny Appleseed, by Joshua Whitehead

September 2022: The Stars and the Blackness Between Them, by Junauda Petrus

Join our Facebook Group to stay connected!

Paper Heart

Rainbow Family Circle

A support group, in partnership with The Harbor, for parents and families of LGBTQ2SIA+ youth and adults.

Meets on Zoom:

1st + 3rd Tuesdays, 4p - 5p

Gender Alliance

A peer-led support and social group for folks exploring their gender.

Every Tuesday on Zoom


Queer Edge Sobriety

A peer-led support and social group for those on their sobriety journey. 


Meets on Zoom:

Every Wednesday, 6p - 7p

The Closet Cleaners Youth Group

In partnership with the Harbor, a support and social group for youth ages ~13 - 18.


Meets in Person and Zoom

Thursdays 4p - 5:30p

Game Night

Join us for games every Thursday at the Q, 6-8p

Medical Team

Survey for Local Providers

Do you provide affirming healthcare, including mental health, for LGBTQ2SIA+ folks? Take our survey to be added to our growing database of affirming providers in the Lower Columbia Region.


Volunteers Wanted

We are always looking for volunteers! Whether you have a special interest, handy skill, passion, donations, or extra time, we would love to connect with you. Click the link below to view our volunteer agreement!

Request For Financial Assistance

We provide financial assistance for gender affirming care. Click the link to learn more. 


Needs Assessment Survey

The LCQC is conducting this confidential survey to gather information based on the needs of our community. With this information, we will work to strengthen our presence in the community to continue providing services, education, and charity. 

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Join the Board

The Lower Columbia Q Center is seeking candidates for the following positions within the Board of Directors: Chair, Co-chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and one at-large.  The Lower Columbia Q Center currently has three interim board members, as the organization is transitioning from one board to the next: Brett Estes, Tom Ank, and Marcus Runkle.  The interim board has been tasked to form a new board of directors for the Lower Columbia Q Center and applications are now being accepted. Applications submitted will be reviewed by the board on Monday, August 30, 2022.