Q Center, a commercial organization owned by Portland Area Business Alliance whose members include countless realtors, loan officers and bankers, has never been a representative of Portland's Queer community. It has been just an overpriced event space rental business for 10 years. It is not a real "LGBTQ Community Center", and its employees have been known to exhibit extreme hostility towards houseless trans women.
So it comes as no surprise to know that Q Center played host to New Narratives, a new ex-Trans organization whose agenda is to end legal recognition of gender changes and to reinstitute classist "gatekeeper" system to disqualify most Trans folks from accessing medical resources in order to gradually eradicate Trans people. Like their TERF masters New Narratives believes that Trans women are Men and therefore must detransition.
Portland Anti-TERF/SWERF Action Team (P.A.T.S.A.T.) strongly condemns Q Center for allowing a hate group to utilize its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt resources, which is a ground for revocation of tax-exemption status. Q Center engages in no charitable activities anyway, so it should lose non-profit designation.
A member of New Narratives reports back: http://snowflakeespecial.tumblr.com/post/93098339338
The Q Center board of directors: http://www.pdxqcenter.org/about/staff-board/
Only represents upper middle class Gay elite, who gives no damn about Trans people (lawyers, bankers, architect, CPA, medical professional, etc.).
The Q Center executive director Barbara McCullough-Jones, another career non-profit executive who gets paid huge salaries and moves across the nation in search for bigger and bigger paychecks. An outsider with no vested interest in our local community. http://www.pdxqcenter.org/about/staff-board/
We at P.A.T.S.A.T. exposes New Narratives for all what it is. It is a TERF sockpuppet organization to give legitimacy to TERF ideology, which is directly responsible for hate crimes against Trans and Gender Non Conforming folks. Straight from the colonizers' play book in world history, NN is a TERF-appointed "approved Transgender authority" who would only obediently parrot every single TERF piece of propaganda. Therefore TERF can say, "look, here's Trans people agreeing with us!" Thus their opposition will be silenced. New Narratives is the convenient "house tranny" of TERF aggression against Trans women! Don't be deceived!
With 50 percent of all Trans women dying before their 30th birthday due to suicide or hate crime, and 8 percent of all remaining Trans women subjected to hate motivated violence, Q Center must take moral responsibility for allowing an Ex-Trans organization to hold a conference there. The blood is on Q Center board's hands.
Q Center board of directors and executive director need to hear from you.
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