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Mia McKenzie - UO EMU Ballroom - March 7, 7pm
Her short stories have appeared in The Kenyon Review (Spring 2013) and make/shift (Spring 2013).
She has been featured in Bitch Magazine, Elixher Magazine, GO Magazine’s 100 Women We Love, Autostraddle’s Hot 100, Examiner’s 10 Top Blogging Feminists Not To Miss, For Harriet’s 17 Black Women Bloggers To Know, and the Huffington Posts’ 5 Bloggers Who Are Blogging Better Than You (And Me).
Her recent and upcoming readings and keynotes include, among others, Brown University; HBGC LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference at Harvard University; Amherst College; Michigan State University; University of Illinois; University of Michigan; University of Wisconsin; Portland State University; Empowering Women Of Color Conference at University of California at Berkeley.
Her work has been published in The Guardian and Colorlines, quoted on The Melissa Harris Perry Show and recommended by The Root, Bitch, Feministing, Angry Asian Man and Crunk Feminist Collective, among others. She is a nerd and the creator of Black Girl Dangerous, a multi-faceted forum for the literary and artistic expression of queer and trans people of color that is read by millions of people all over the globe.
For more information about Mia, visit: http://miamckenzie.net/
For more information about her visit to Eugene, contact the ASUO Women's Center at 541-346-4095.
March is Bisexual Health Awareness Month
BISEXUAL RESOURCE CENTER DESIGNATES MARCH AS BISEXUAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
The second year of this social media campaign dedicated to raising awareness about the bi community’s mental health disparities
Contact: Julia Canfield, MPH, CHES email@example.com
Boston, MA – Recognizing that the bisexual community remains marginalized and underserved, the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) proudly proclaims March once more as Bisexual Health Awareness Month (BHAM).
Because bisexual individuals report consistently higher levels of depression, suicidality, substance use, anxiety, and other mood disorders compared to their heterosexual, gay and lesbian counterparts, this year’s theme for BHAM is Mental Health. Bisexual Health Awareness Month will engage with the community at large throughout the month of March to raise awareness about these mental health disparities and to push for more action and resources that can better support bisexual individuals.
This year BHAM will incorporate three main values – Intersectionality, Support, and Advocacy – into its campaign to highlight the diverse challenges experienced by the bisexual community, promote bisexual-specific resources, and propose interventions to decrease mental health disparities. The BRC will utilize its social media channels, in addition to a newly launched campaign website, to disseminate this information for public use and dialogue.
BRC Board President, Julia Canfield, emphasized the need for this campaign: “Bisexual people have long been impacted by the negative effects of biphobia and bisexual erasure from both LGBTQ and straight communities. They have also been denied access to critical services and resources that can enhance their mental and emotional well-being. Therefore, Bisexual Health Awareness Month aims to increase awareness about these issues and feature ways we can effectively address them.”
Bisexual Health Awareness Month will have the following focus themes throughout the four weeks of March in order to emphasize the various issues regarding mental health in the bisexual community:
- March 2-6: (Statistics) A focus on current statistics and research data concerning mental health disparities in the bisexual community.
- March 9-13: (Intersectionality) An emphasis on how race, ethnicity, class, age, ability, etc., can further impact mental health disparities in the bisexual community, particularly in regards to experiences of oppression and discrimination.
- March 16-20: (Resources) A spotlight on current resources and creation of new ones that can address mental health disparities in the bisexual community.
- March 23-27: (Action) The promotion and development of interventions, policies, and other activities that work to prevent or decrease mental health disparities in the bisexual community.
The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) has been advocating for bisexual visibility and raising awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBT and straight communities since 1985. The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Visit www.biresource.net.
Web Developer Needed - Queer Eugene Website
I have been managing the website since 2007 and it is time for new designs, new ideas, new energy! There are many web development tools available online for free; you do not need to know html or css. If you are interested or want additional information, click on the contact tab upper left corner.
SASS: Support Group for LGBTIAQ
LGBTQ Parenting Education and Support project
They started a Razoo page to tell people about it and try to raise funds for it. Here is the link:
Curry County: PFLAG Chapter!
Our chapter has monthly support meetings in Gold Beach and Brookings. The 2014 meetings are:
Gold Beach Brookings Second Wednesday Fourth Tuesday Gold Beach City Hall Chetco Library Annex 29592 Ellensburg Avenue 402 Alder 6:30 – 8:00 6:30 – 8:00
Meetings are free and open to parents, family, friends, allies, and LGBT people in any stage of their journey. One does not need to be a PFLAG member to attend meetings or events. More information is available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 541-933-5412, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pflag.goldbeach. We also have our own website at http://www.pflagcurrycounty.wordpress.com
In addition to monthly support meetings, our chapter has several upcoming social events. We invite LGBT folks, families, and allies to join us. Azalea Parade Float (Brookings) on May 24, Annual Picnic (Buffington Park, Gold Beach) on June 21, Curry County Fair Parade Float (Gold Beach) on July 26, Picnic at Arch Rock (between Brookings and Gold Beach), and our Second Annual Halloween Party (Brookings). All details are on our Facebook page and website.
NEW GROUP: Wilderness Woman West Coast
Sappho Meetings - hosted by ASUO - Mondays
Every Monday from 4:30 - 6 PM
WHERE: Wesley Center (behind Duck Store)
All are welcome, including students and community members.
ASUO Women's Center
University of Oregon
Self-Harm Support Group, HEDCO clinic
This is a gender-inclusive, low-cost support group for individuals who have a desire to stop engaging in self-harming behaviors. This group is designed for individuals with a desire to give and receive support to others who are also experiencing self-harming behaviors (e.g., cutting, scratching, burning, hitting, head-banging, poisoning).
Individuals interested in the group can call 541-346-0923 (HEDCO clinic at the University of Oregon).
Trans Coffee Hour - Eugene Coffee Co - 1st Saturdays, 1-2:30pm
Trans* Coffee Hour
This is a once a month meeting for transgender, gender non-conforming, and allies who want to meet, network, socialize, and support each other through various life milestones, accomplishments, issues, or struggles unique to our community.
Where: Eugene Coffee Company, 240 E 17th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401
When: First Saturday of the month 1:00pm - 2:30 pm.
Who: Anyone who doesn't fit in the two-gender paradigm (transgender, gender non-conforming, etc.), and allies.
** Waiting on updated information from this group. If someone can email QueerEugene the current location and contact info, we'll get it posted.
TransPonder Monthly Gathering - 2nd Saturday, 3pm
The Eugene/Springfield Transgender Gathering
TransPonder is a monthly gathering for trans*-identified and questioning folks. It is a place where we can socialize, share resources, and provide support surrounding the achievements and challenges we encounter from living the shared experience of not adhering to the gender binary. The TransPonder meetings happen on the 2nd Saturday of every month. We do a potluck for each meeting so please bring a dish or beverage to share IF you are able. Water and tea are provided; though attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottle.
In addition to the TransPonder meetings there is also a TransPonder email list which serves as a reminder for the monthly meetings as well as a place where we can communicate between gatherings to discuss topics of interest and provide community event notifications. The group and the email list are specifically for trans*-identified or questioning folks only. We do adore our partners and allies, and this group was created with a different intention in mind -- to provide a safe space where trans* folks from all walks of life can come together and find community no matter their "out" status. To be added to the list simply us with your request.
The Quick and Dirty:
What: TransPonder: The Eugene/Springfield Trans* Gathering
Who: Trans*-identified or questioning folks
When: 2nd Saturday of every month from 3pm-6pm
Where: Contact us for the location email@example.com, or call 541-914-1559
What to bring?: Yourself and a potluck item IF you are able
Trans* is an umbrella term that refers to all of the identities that fall within the gender identity spectrum that do not adhere to the gender binary. Trans (without the asterisk) generally refers to, and is most fitting for, trans-men and trans-women. The asterisk denotes that there is something beyond what is written. In this case it includes all identities that are non-cisgendered such as: transgender, trans-man, trans-woman, transsexual, transvestite, gender-queer, gender-fluid, non-binary, gender-f*ck, genderless, androgynous, neuter, agender, pangender, non- gendered, third gender, two-spirit, and bigender (to name a few).
Women's polyamory reading and discussion group
starting the 15th of january!
When: 1st (not meeting jan. 1st) and 3rd tuesday of the month
Time: 7 - 8.30pm
Email for location: firstname.lastname@example.org
"this will be a low-drama, welcoming and relaxed gathering of women. please let your interested friends know about it."
ASL Chat Meetings - Top City Frozen Yogurt Cafe - 1st Saturday
EVERY 1st Saturday of the month
TIME 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Top City Frozen Yogurt Cafe
1665 W. 18th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97402
Everyone is WELCOME
Come as you are
Hosting by Aaron Caisse
D/deaf (ASL) SIGN LANGAUGE EYES AND HANDS
Meaning Different Kind's of people
No matter gay, straight, or bi, Lesbian, transgendered life,
you on the right track baby, we was born to survive.
No matter black, white or beige Chola or orient made,
we on the right track baby, we was born to be brave.
D/deaf HOH HARD OF HEARING (ASL) SIGN . GBLT
PRIDE! IN! YOUR! SELF! that kind of love you need in your life be happy for self You will! be ok (PRIDE ON YOU) KEEP that way!
CALC: Back to Back - Get Involved
New LGBT Group in Florence-Central Coast
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/391282507599369/
UO LGBT Education Support & Services Program - Facebook
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Coos/Douglas/Curry County Gay/Bi Men's Email Group
This group is for Gay/Bi men living in the Coos, Curry and Douglas county (Oregon). This is to help network and make connections as well as publicize LGBT friendly events.
SASS Monday Night Drop-in Group - Women
Open to all female-identified sexual assault survivors (past and present) who are 18+. Group is held Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 591 W. 19th Ave. in Eugene. Cost is FREE. Call 541-343-7277 for more information. (Doors are locked at 7:05 p.m.)
541-484-9791 x 312
Eugene Gay Men's Social Network (EGMSN)
LGBTIQA Weekly Drop-In Group
LGBTQ AA Meeting
The 3rd Sunday of each month the meeting topic is Sexual Identity In Recovery. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The Lambda AA Group meets every Sunday at 5:00 P.M. at the First Christian Church located at 1166 Oak St. Eugene, OR
New Website UOUT - Univ of Oregon LGBTQ students
We are excited about a few potential links to the community and hope folks will contact us in these areas if they want to be included in our information.
1) If you are provider of a service that offers something SPECIFIC to LGBTQ students, ie. Counseling, health and wellness, attorney’s in areas unique to LGBTQ issues, please contact us through email@example.com. We will be culling through local resources to best meet the questions and needs of the LGBTQ students on our campus. We do not have the capacity to list every service and there are tons of other websites that do that but please consider asking. We will NOT be making recommendations for any one person or service but just offering a location for referral. If you are interested please send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
a. Name and contact information/website etc.
b. Type of Services
c. Statement about specific relationship to lgbt students
d. If your field requires licensure please identify your participation in that program- mental health professionals, attorneys etc.
e. Any other information that would be helpful: eg- sliding scale fees, close to campus experience with students already
2) If you facilitate a local support, discussion or social group for LGBTQA folks and would like to be listed here http://lgbt.uoregon.edu/GetInvolved/SocialOpportunities.aspx please let us know. Also- check if your group is already listed and if the contact information is correct.
3) If you are affiliated with a spiritual or religious organization that has an welcoming congregation for LGBTQ people please let us know. We would really appreciate some community recommendations for this piece so we know our LGBTQ students who are looking for welcoming and supportive spaces don’t end up in places that are not being truthful about their purpose. Once we get a list of those we will put those here http://lgbt.uoregon.edu/GetSupport/CommunityResources.aspx
Please be patient as we collect all of this information and get it posted to our website. If you see any incorrect information please email us as well and we will do our best to correct that. We are looking forward to some wonderful community partnerships.
Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Education & Support Services and
Assistant Dean, Office of the Dean of Students
New Lane Transgender Yahoo Group
If you are a transgender person or ally, please consider joining and sending a message introducing yourself to the group. Or, consider forwarding this message to someone who is. Thanks for your attention to this!
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Wild Women Coffee Club
We meet at 10:00 am every Saturday, at a variety of coffee shops in town. Please contact me at email@example.com for location info or to be put on the mailing list.
Queer Eugene Facebook Resources - Links
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PFAW People For the American Way
Silence Is The Enemy
Asian Council of Eugene/Springfie...
1 Million Strong AGAINST the Nati...
1,000,000 Strong Against Sarah Palin
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Approve Referendum 71 (group 2)
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Bash Back! Eugene
BE QUEER, BUY QUEER!
BOLD: Bold Old(er) Lesbians & Dykes
Boycott Whole Foods
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Corvallis Pride Women's Tackle Fo...
Council of Filipino-American Asso...
Day of Decision, Protest OR Celeb...
Deaf Queers and Allies
EDST and MCC Sexual and Gender Mi...
Emerald City Roller Girls
Ethnic Diversity Affairs Committe...
Eugene/Springfield LGBT Movie Nig...
Faces of Equality
Fuck You Joe Lieberman
GayDar Offensive Fringe Festival
GIRLS ALOUD EUGENE
Girls' Night Out
Human Rights Campaign
I'm voting for Beth Gerot for 4J
I bet we can find 1,000,000 Peopl...
Lambda Theatre Company
Lane County Commission for the Ad...
Larry Dulay Itliong
National Council Of La Raza
Oregon Central Coast PFLAG
Oregon delegation for the Nationa...
President Obama: Lt. Dan Choi Nee...
PRIDE La Bamba
Purple Books Publishing
Queens, Kings & Dieties Show
Rainbow Lounge Raid
SAPPHO: University of Oregon
Silence Is The Enemy
STOP "Dr" Phil trying to validat...
Straight And Gay Alliance
Support Haiti: Order "we are all...
The B.L.I.S.S. Collective
The CampOUT! Group
The Community of Welcoming Congre...
The Gender Center Inc.
The National Racism Free Zone Pro...
The Student Insurgent
Trans & Womyn's Action Camp
Amanda At Just Out
Apisu At Lcc
Ces At Lane
Fight Out Loud
G Aloud Eugene
Sirius Satellite Radio · New York
Pflag Eugene Springfield
Pflag Central Oregon
Shelly Weiss: Out Media,
Brooklyn, New York
The Bilerico Project
UO LGBT Education Support & Services Program
Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in..
ProudlyOut: comments on the politics of...
Basic Rights Oregon
Family Equality Council
In The Life Media
The Trevor Project
Day of Silence
The National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline `1-...
GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against De...
Transgender Law Center
Gay & Grey PDX
Safe Schools Coalition
Imperial Sovereign Rose Court (I.S.R.C.)
City of Eugene Equity and Human Rights C...
Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook.
G.L.A.M. - Fan Page
National Equality March
Trans Youth Equality Foundation
Pink Prom 2011
TransActive Education & Advocacy
Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance
Civil Liberties Defense Center
African-American/Black PFLAG Portland
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Pride Foundation- LGBTQ Community Founda...
Human Rights Campaign
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Ne...
Deaf Queer Resource Center
Soromundi Lesbian Chorus Of Eugene
It Gets Better Project
Imperial Sovereign Court of the Emerald...
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
United Against Homophobia
Youth MOVE Center: CIA
The Normal Heart
Service Women's Action Network
Lizzy the Lezzy
Hot Flash Dances - Eugene, Oregon
Corvallis Pride Women's Tackle Football
Gay in Salem
List of community/movement GLBT archives/libraries
Burritt Library (CT) firstname.lastname@example.org
Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific NW (Portland) email@example.com
Gerberhart Library (Chicago) firstname.lastname@example.org
GLBT Archives of Philadelphia Archives (gay center) email@example.com
GLBT Historical Society (San Francisco) firstname.lastname@example.org
GLBT History Month (Equality Forum) PA email@example.com
GLBTQ Inc firstname.lastname@example.org
Gulf Coast Archive & Museum (Houston) email@example.com
Happy Foundation (Gene Elder) (San Antonio) firstname.lastname@example.org
Homosexual Information Center (Inc) LA and L.A.(Cal State, Northridge) tangentgroup.org, email@example.com
James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco ( part of city library)
June Mazer Lesbian Archives (West Hollywood) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kinsey Institute, not just glbt Kinsey@indiana.edu
Lambda Archives of San Diego email@example.com
Lavender library, Archives & Cultural Exchange of Sacramento firstname.lastname@example.org
Leather Archives email@example.com
Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable
Lesbian Herstory Archives (New York) lesbianherstoryarchives.org
LGBT Religious Archives network firstname.lastname@example.org
Lombardi-Nash (have urania manuscript) FL email@example.com,
Madeline Davis GLBT Archives of Western New York-Buffalo firstname.lastname@example.org
Milwaukee LGBT History project email@example.com
Museum of Sex firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy & Joe McDonald Rainbow Library (OK) okeq.org ?
National Archives of GLBT History (gay center) email@example.com
National Museum of Women in Arts (DC) no address
Northeast Ohio LGBT Archives (Cleveland) firstname.lastname@example.org
Northwest Lesbian @ Gay History Museum Project lgbthistorynw.org
Ohio Lesbian Archives email@example.com
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives L. A. (USC) firstname.lastname@example.org
outhistory.org (CLAGS, New york project)
Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives email@example.com
Phil Johnson Historic Archives & Research Library & Gay Center) Dallas firstname.lastname@example.org
Quatrefoil Library (MN) email@example.com
Sexual Minorities Archives (Northhampton MA) firstname.lastname@example.org
Stonewall library &Archives (FL) email@example.com
Sunflower Archives (KS) firstname.lastname@example.org
Also glbt archives at University of Kansas
Terry Mangan Memorial Library (gay center CO) email@example.com
Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies (MN) firstname.lastname@example.org
William Nichols Archives (at University of Louisville) email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org