Where Are Queer People Welcome?

While it may seem a given that queer folks are now generally accepted in the US, is it true that we are also welcome? The queer population is made up of a diversity of identities and experiences, living in a wide range of communities. Are all queer people accepted, tolerated, and embraced everywhere? Where are we made to feel welcome? Where do we feel unwelcome and unsafe? How do race, language, gender identity, family structure, faith, where we work, and where we live shape how we are seen, welcomed, and accepted? Join facilitator Jill Winsor in a discussion that explores how the complexity of the queer community intersects with the spaces and communities that surround us.


Jill Winsor | Portland

Jill Winsor is a nerdy queer feminist who happens to work as a public servant for the City of Portland. As people services coordinator for the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Jill works to make sure that staff have the resources and support they need to show up to work as their highest selves. Jill’s work is informed by time spent on the front lines of social service provision in public healthcare settings and in policy advocacy. Jill spends a lot of time thinking about how we construct community and hold each other accountable.


Program Themes

Community , Identity , Place

Equipment Needs

chalk/whiteboard , digital projector , screen , speakers