For Educators, Businesses & the Community
Bridge 13 provides educational workshops on the concerns/needs and joy/celebrations of LGBTQIA2S+ communities, with particular focus on how to better serve, support, and affirm LGBTQIA2S+ youth and individuals. The program offers educational and technical support in variety of settings—organizations, businesses, schools, healthcare providers, government agencies, and more—in and around Multnomah and Clackamas counties. Activities range from focused, singular trainings that address specific concerns to multipart series that allow for a deeper exploration of LGBTQIA2S+ equity. We are happy to chat with you about your specific training needs.
“No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.”
-Marsha P. Johnson
Why is it called Bridge 13?
In response to youth-identified community need, and with youth leadership, the program was created over 15 years ago as the 13th “bridge” (at the time!) in Portland to connect communities and build understanding through education. As bell hooks put it, “education is the practice of freedom”—with that belief at the heart of our work, we center the lives, struggles, and joy of LGBTQIA2S+ youth and individuals in order to imagine a different future for us all.