Queer Eugene

Connecting Our Community

Community Resources for the Eugene, Oregon LGBTQ community

The Eugene/Springfield area has a wealth of community groups for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning population. Groups cover a wide range of social, spiritual, supportive and political.

We have tried to provide content that meets everyones needs and interest, breaking into sections for Lesbians, Gay Men, Trans Queer and Queer Teens.

This section covers the community as a whole and will continue to be updated.

If you have content or links to provide, please
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Send us announcements, new groups, flyers and we will post them here.

Links:
Basic Rights Oregon
City of Eugene
Eugene/Springfield Pride
Gay Internet Radio Live
The hoMO Music Show
Lane County Tourism
Local PFLAG Blog
Pride Foundation
AQueerResource
UO LGBT Calendar
Willamette Week-Queer

Community Groups
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Churches / Temples / Spiritual

Welcoming Congregations in our area:

In Eugene –
Central Presbyterian Church: 345-8724
Central Lutheran Church: 18th and Potter in Eugene
 (the Lutheran designation is called Reconciling-in-Christ)
Center for Spiritual Living: www.csleugene.org
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection: 686-8462
Eugene Friends Meeting: 343-3840
First Christian Church: 344-1425
First Congregational UCC: 345-8741
First United Methodist Church: 345-8764
Episcopal Parish – St. Mary’s: 343-9253
Temple Beth Israel (Jewish): 485-7218
Unitarian-Universalist Church in Eugene: 686-2775
  ~Interweave LGBTQI chapter here
Unity of the Valley: 541- 345- 9913

In Springfield –
Church of the Brethren: 746-2278
Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship: 988-0277

In Cottage Grove –
First Presbyterian Church: 942-4479

GLBT Movie Night

Group Purpose:
The purpose or mission of the group is to provide an opportunity to view, enjoy and discuss GLBT films. The films to be shown are "GLBT" in that they contain GLBT themes or involve the work of GLBT actors, directors, writers, etc. Anyone interested in GLBT films is welcome and encouraged to attend. Group participants are invited and encouraged to host, but there is never any obligation to do so. A group discussion will be held after each film is shown.

Background:
The GLBT Movie Night group here in the Eugene/Springfield area meets EVERY Thursday night to view a GLBT film and discuss it afterward. It's a nice way to meet and chat with fans of GLBT cinema. We start the film at 7:30pm, but start arriving at 7:00pm to socialize and chat. We view the film at the home (or other chosen location) of one of our members. The hostess or host welcomes the movie group EVERY Thursday night for one month, then we move to another member's place for the next month, and so on. Although we started with a core group of 10-15 people, we've recently been having steady turnouts of about 20+ people!

If you're interested in joining this group, just show up or email me at gaymovienight@gmail.com, and I'll add your email address to the group's email list. Membership in this group is FUN and FREE! We are open to men, women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, straight allies, and anyone else who enjoys watching films about the GLBT community.

I've uploaded the current film list to a Yahoo email account on the Internet so you and others can view it whenever you want.

Go to: http://www.yahoo.com/ Find the "MAIL" icon in the upper right quadrant and click "Sign In". A page will open where you can sign in by entering the following ID and password in the appropriate boxes:

Yahoo! ID: gaymovienight
Password: eugene

Then click the "sign in" button and you will be taken to a new page where you'll need to click on the "MAIL" icon in the upper right quadrant. You'll then be taken to a new page where you can click "INBOX" and then see the email messages. I'll keep the current and upcoming month's emails posted there, as well as alphabetic and chronological lists of all the films that have been shown at Movie Night over the years. Past month emails will be archived in the "Past Months" folder.

If you or someone you know would like to attend our movie nights but need a ride, we have a limited carpool service that can pick people up if you live close by to one of our members. So, email me if you are interested in carpooling, and we'll try to find you a ride.

Facebook: I've created a Facebook group for our Movie Nights and am posting the monthly film information there, as well as sending out the usual email. If you would like to access the group, just open Facebook and do a search on "Eugene/Springfield LGBT Movie Night Group". As soon as I start typing "Eugene" a list pops up with our Movie Night Group at the top. You'll need to join the group to see the contents. The group is "closed", meaning that anyone can see the group description, but only members can see the Wall, discussion board, and identity of members. In addition, nobody can join the group without the administrator's (my) approval. So members' identities and personal information will not be accessible to the general public. Check out the group and let me know what you think. Ron

Imperial Sovereign Court of the Emerald Empire

The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Emerald Empire (ISCEE) is a 501 (c) (4) non-profit organization in Lane County, Oregon, that hosts a variety of performances and activities to raise money for other charities. For more information, contact Bill (aka Daphne Storm) at BSULL622@aol.com or visit www.iscee.org

Eugene Interweave Continental Chapter

Eugene Interweave Continental Chapter
(National LGBT Affinity Group of the Unitarian Universalist Church)

First Friday Movie night:
We have monthly potluck and queer movie night the first Friday of every month. The potluck dinner starts a 6pm and the movie starts at 7pm. Childcare available on request.

Look for other events, such as our Annual Family Picnic (late summer/early fall), and our Annual Sweethearts Dance & Dessert Event (falls near Valentine's day). We do other politically and socially active events as well.

Ideas or questions please contact: Marilyn Junkins at mdjunkins@comcast.net.

Men's Forum

Men's Forum Potluck

7:00 PM Location Email: Themensforumeugene@gmail.com

We are a group of non-heterosexual men which meets twice a month at various homes for informal potluck dinners and sociability, usually attended by 20-40 men.

For more information, email Themensforumeugene@gmail.com
Male-focused Event: Recreational/Social

Eugene Lavender Womyn

Lavender Womyn is a lesbian social group, which originally started in Salem, Oregon, but has grown so much that they have branched off into more chapters in Eugene, Corvallis-Albany, and Portland. There is now a Lavender Womyn group in Kentucky.

The Eugene group is run by Kori (email) and their web site is www.eugenelavenderwomyn.com.

They will be having a monthly potluck on the first Saturday of every month in 2009. Email Kori for more information.

They also host the Lavender Womyn Personals web site which has hundreds of members from 30 different states, and some members from the UK as well. Visit the website for membership options.

Interweave

Interweave is a national group of Unitarian Universalist LGBTQI folk and our wonderful and blessed allies. This Interweave Chapter is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene at 1685 W. 13th Ave, Eugene OR 97405 Visit the website here www.uueugene.org

Lesbian Connection -TLC

The Lesbian Connection (TLC)
Meets 5:30 pm, second Friday at 5th Street Market Food Court in Eugene 683-2793

LGBTQA at Univ of Oregon

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Alliance (LGBTQA) at the University of Oregon seeks to foster the growth and maintenance of a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment for LGBTQ people and their allies both on campus and off. We provide social activities and educational activities. Some of our events include Coming Out Week, Pride Week, and Lesbopalooza.. Our general meetings are Wednesdays at 5 p.m. during the school year. Our contact info is (541) 346-3360, Erb Memorial Union, Suite 34 or visit http://lgbt.uoregon.edu, program@uoregon.edu (also see their Calendar of events and meetings, calendar)

OUTLAWS

Lesbian Gay Law Student Association (LGLSA) serves as an informational and support group and provides both on-campus and off-campus social events, which include informal potlucks and opportunities to meet and talk with local lesbian and gay attorneys. Past events have included: sponsoring a forum on gay and lesbian families, child custody and sexual orientation discrimination; inviting prominent lesbian and gay speakers to campus; and implementing a scholarship program for any student with an interest in sexual orientation legal issues. The LGLSA is also an educational resource for the law school, the university, and the city of Eugene. 541-346-1134

PFLAG Resource: Parents

PFLAG Resource: PARENTS and family are welcome to attend a monthly gathering at 7p.m. to 8:30p.m. for support and education. Call PFLAG 541-302-4422 for date and location. email: pflag.es1@gmail.com

Future of PFLAG in Eugene/Springfield area?

Dear PFLAG Members, Friends and Supporters;

Is PFLAG still needed in Eugene/Springfield and surrounding area? Or, is it time to disband this chapter? These are questions that the current Board of Directors is facing.
PFLAG Eugene/Springfield cannot continue without additional board members! We also need more volunteers to help coordinate and staff events.

2013 has been a momentous year for the LGBTQIQ community throughout the country and in Eugene/Springfield too. Over the past year, PFLAG Eugene/Springfield has provided scholarships to graduating local high school seniors, sponsored a weekly support group for LGBTQ youth (transitioning to a new organizational sponsor for 2014), provided support to parents and other family members, co-sponsored several events, including a QPR Suicide prevention workshop, Gen Silent film showing, and additional events at Campbell Senior Center, made donations in support of Gender Awareness Week activities and to Youth for the Education and Prevention of Sexual Assault (YEPSA), done community outreach and tabling at a variety of community events, raised funds for Special Olympics by participating in the Polar Plunge, and marched in the Eugene Celebration Parade with ACLU, Basic Rights Oregon, Religious Response Network, and other LGBTQIQ advocacy groups.

We cannot continue with the types of activities noted above without additional new leadership. If you think PFLAG Eugene/Springfield should continue, please volunteer to join us to make it a reality.

PLEASE CONTACT US BY PHONE: 541-302-4422, OR EMAIL: Pflag.es1@gmail.com

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT,

Sharon Guinee, President, Membership Chair, Eugene/Springfield PFLAG
Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, and Transgendered (PFLAG) Our help line is 541-302-4422. Website: http://www.pflageugenespringfield.com/

Q: A queer resource for social change

ABOUT Q: A QUEER RESOURCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Q started in 1997 with a desire to create a safe bricks-and-mortar place for LGBTIQ community members in Eugene, Oregon. After years of struggling to keep a building open and thriving, the Q refocused with an emphasis on creating safe space everywhere through the use of the arts as a tool for social change. In 2011, Q launched the Transfigurations project, offering an engaging play about the lives of ten gender-variant people. The play and Director’s notes are available free to groups wanting to understand more about gender difference.
AQueerResource.org

Radical Faeries

The Radical Faeries are more a movement than an organization, started in the late 70's. There are now Radical Faerie gatherings in Europe and Asia; in Oregon, there are large gatherings at Brietenbush Hot Springs and at a Faerie Sanctuary near Wolf Creek at various times in the year. Faerie gatherings bring together gay and bi men (and sometimes others) interested in 'playing on the edge of who we are' spiritually, emotionally, sexually, and communally.

The Eugene/Springfield Radical Faeries have been revived and meet regularly. Also, there is an email list you can join to get emails about some out of town events and any local ones. To find out more get on the 'eugfae' list, contact Pippin. You can also visit the national website for general information on the Faeries: www.radfae.org

Rainbow Kennel Club

A non profit club for LGBTQ and their dogs. They hold the annual Dog Show at the Gay Pride Festival. For more info call Bonnie at 683-2793, or 954-1066

Rainbow Rascals

(Lesbian & Gay Parenting Group) Rainbow Rascals is a group open to gay and lesbian parents of children of similar ages who get together for fun and support. They Meet from 10:00 ­ 12:00 the 2nd Saturday of the month. For more information call ???

We don't have updated information for this group. If someone knows the group, please ask them to send an update. 10/2013

Rainbow River Women

Rainbow Women Dinner Group
We meet the 1st & 3rd Sat. of each month at 5pm. Location varies. We also look forward to gathering at other times for movies, potlucks, Sunday brunches etc. To be added to the e-mail list call Bonnie at 683-2793. Hope to see you there!!

Soromundi: Lesbian Chorus of Eugene

Soromundi is a community of women who love to sing together. We meet weekly from September to June, and average about 15 performances a season. We are open to any woman wanting to sing with us. Soromundi’s Mission Statement: “Soromundi comes together in song to celebrate ourselves and our community. We work to improve our musical abilities and aspire to empower ourselves through music. We also work to foster an appreciation of diversity and accessibility. We create a visible expression of lesbian pride.” Visit www.soromundi.org for more information.

Spin Cycle Squares

Spin Cycle Squares is a GLBTA square dance club located in Eugene, Oregon and affiliated with the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs and the Emerald Empire Area Council of the Oregon Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs. We welcome ALL dancers, singles and couples, gay, straight, and other. We have no dress code and dance all position dancing. We usually meet on Sunday evenings. For more information, see http://spincyclesquares.org

Talkie Walkies

The Talkie Walkies are a diverse queer men's and women's social group that started out as a weekly morning walk with a stop for coffee and conversation. Over the years, we have added other events, including going to movies and dinner out, hikes, attending plays and concerts, camping, going to track meets, and other fun activities. We usually meet every Wednesday at 9 AM at Alton Baker Park and then walk along the Willamette River, with a stop at 5th Street Public Market for coffee and an activity planning meeting. From that meeting, a Talkie Walkie Update, a calendar of upcoming activities, is developed and e-mailed to interested persons. A core group of about 20 people are involved, with over 160 people on the e-mail list who join us for the activities they wish to attend. New folks are welcome!

To receive the Talkie Walkie Update, or for more information, just e-mail Jerry Jacobson

TransPonder - 2nd Saturdays - 3-6pm

TransPonder
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
transponder.together@gmail.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).

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Queer Eugene Facebook Resources - Links

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GROUPS:

Medusa Literary Society for Fierc
Superqueeros Unite
Trans-spirituality
The Jim Collins Foundation
Pacific Northwest/Western USA Que...
Lane Community College Black Stud...
DisOrient Asian American Film Fes...
Community Alliance of Lane County
Superqueeros Unite
Lesbian Speculative Fiction Global
Medusa Literary Society for Fierc...
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
Against Gay Marriage? Then Don't...
Approve Referendum 71 (group 2)
Asian Pacific American Rites of P...
Bash Back! Eugene
BE QUEER, BUY QUEER!
BOLD: Bold Old(er) Lesbians & Dykes
Boycott Whole Foods
Brian walks the PDX AIDSWalk, ple...
César Chávez
Carol Horne Dennis for the Oregon...
CAUSA
Children of Gays and Lesbians sup...
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
GLBTQ Eugene
Grrrlz Rock!
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
LGBTESSP
National Council Of La Raza
Oregon Central Coast PFLAG
Oregon delegation for the Nationa...
PFLAG
President Obama: Lt. Dan Choi Nee...
PRIDE La Bamba
Purple Books Publishing
Queens, Kings & Dieties Show
Rainbow Lounge Raid
S.O.G.A.Y.
SAPPHO: University of Oregon
SASS
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 CoG!
The Community of Welcoming Congre...
The Gender Center Inc.
The National Racism Free Zone Pro...
The Student Insurgent
Trans & Womyn's Action Camp
Transgender Resource

FRIENDS:
Amanda At Just Out
Aminata Eugene
Apisu At Lcc
Ces At Lane
Causa Oregon
Butch Voices
Fight Out Loud
G Aloud Eugene
HotFlash Eugene
Lavender Womyn
Lgbt Essp
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Sirius Satellite Radio · New York
Oregon Gsa
Pflag Eugene Springfield
Pflag Central Oregon
Portland Pride
Shelly Weiss: Out Media,
Brooklyn, New York
TransResources Psu

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline `1-...
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Transgender Law Center
Gay & Grey PDX
Safe Schools Coalition
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HIV Alliance
Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook.
G.L.A.M. - Fan Page
National Equality March
Trans Youth Equality Foundation
StopBullying.Gov
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San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
Equality Directory
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LGBTQ AA Meeting

The Lambda Group of Alcoholics Anonymous is an open meeting for gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals, transgender and queer community in recovery. We are a straight-friendly group, so please know that you are also welcome.

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

ACLU of Oregon

The ACLU of Oregon works to defend civil liberties, and civil rights and has been very active on GLBTQ issues. For more information regarding the Lane County Chapter call 541-345-6162 or contact Claire Syrett Southern District Field Organizer at csyrett@aclu-or.org. On the web at www.aclu-or.org

Apositive - Online

Apositive
With a blog, messageboard and a comprehensive archive of resources and information about the asexual community, Apositive is a community dedicated to taking the discourse of asexuality "beyond asexuality 101" and exploring asexuality as part of the wider spectrum of sexual orientation. You can read more on the "About Us" page.

Asexuals Visibility & Education Network (AVEN)

Asexuals have thriving online community at AVEN (Asexual Visibility and Education Network: www.asexuality.org. There's also a lively LiveJournal community http://community.livejournal.com/asexuality/

Basic Rights Oregon

Basic Rights Oregon is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, statewide advocacy organization whose mission is to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Oregon. We do that by mobilizing our supporters to elect fair-minded candidates to office, lobby elected officials on legislation affecting LGBT Oregonians, fight anti-LGBT ballot measures, and educate the public.

CALC: Back to Back: Allies for Human Dignity

Purpose: We build community, defend human rights and human dignity, and monitor and respond to acts of overt bigotry and institutionalized oppression. Back2Back’s “I Got Your Back” campaign is people working together to learn about, expose, and challenge racism, anti-Semitism, and heterosexism. We welcome your participation.

This is a program of Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC). Contact: Sally Sheklow or Mo Young, EMAIL 485-1755

Raise money for CALC just by searching the Internet or shopping online with GoodSearch.
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Coos County Public Health: HIV testing & STD treatment

Confidential service. We can bill insurance, work with a payment plan,and if there is a financial hardship slide some services to 'free' status. Under our HIV prevention services we are able to test at no charge MSM/IDU clients and their partners. Testing and counseling is by appointment. 541 756-2020 ask for Patty.

NOTE: March 2014 - Coos County has lost their funding for free HIV testing and now charge $80.75 for their testing services.

Crime Prevention Services

The Eugene Police crime prevention unit is a welcoming resource you can turn to for crime prevention advice, customized classes on related topics, home security inspections and other free services. Call 682-5178 or 682-8186.

Domestic Violence Clinic

Pat Vallerand, Clinic Director
Domestic Violence Clinic
Lane County Legal Aid & Advocacy Center
541-485-1017 ext 150 www.lanecountylegalservices.org/dv.htm

Equity Foundation

Equity Foundation builds communities that embrace the dignity and worth of all people.

Founded in 1989, Equity Foundation works to promote philanthropy and positive interaction through grants and outreach to LGBITQQ and allied organizations. Housed in Portland, Equity Foundation has committees across the state, including the Lane County Committee. Gifts to the Lane County Fund of Equity Foundation are allocated to the Lane County Committee. The committee uses these funds to provide support to non-profits that support sexual minorities in Lane County. They review and recommend funding for grant proposals as well as for Orchard-Hoyman Scholarship applications. Contact Allison Elise Cleveland, Lane County Committee Lead, or Joey Kerns, Grants and Development Coordinator, 503-231-5759
Visit: www.equityfoundation.org

Eugene Human Rights Commission

The Eugene Human Rights Commission responds to community incidents and complaints, supports human rights-oriented community organizations and events, offers public recognition for human rights leadership in the community, educates the community on human rights issues, and advises City government. Contact: HRC building at 833 Willamette Street, 682-5177 hrc@ci.eugene.or.us www.eugene-or.gov/hrc

Gender Center

The Gender Center, through outreach, education, supportive resources, and anti-violence advocacy, works to create a safe and accepting society for gender and sexual minorities. The Gender Center speakers bureau provides speakers and panelists for your class, conference, event, business or training.

The Gender Center Inc.
Allison Elise Cleveland
Executive Director / Program Coordinator
PO. Box 12140 Eugene Oregon 97440
541-870-5202
Practice Conscious Acts of Solidarity & Organized Resistance

Gender Studies Resources

This site seems to have a wealth of resources for Gender Studies:
www.guidetoonlineschools.com/library/gender-studies

HIV Alliance

HIV Alliance is the only nonprofit organization in Lane County, Oregon providing a comprehensive response to the challenges of HIV and AIDS. What we do…
- Educate thousands of students and other community members every year about the facts of HIV, how it is transmitted, and how it can be prevented;
- Run the Sana Needle Exchange program to help intravenous drug users avoid infecting themselves with HIV or spreading it to others;
- Provide health care referral and social services to our HIV-infected clients and their families;
- Reach out to at-risk men and women through events, on the streets and with other agencies.
HIV Alliance, 1966 Garden Ave, Eugene OR 97403 541-342-5088 www.hivalliance.org

Interweave

Interweave is a national group of Unitarian Universalist LGBTQI folk and our wonderful and blessed allies. This Interweave Chapter is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene at 1685 W. 13th Ave, Eugene OR 97405 Visit the website here www.uueugene.org

Lane County Public Health

Rapid HIV Tests for Gay/Bi/Queer and other Men who have Sex with Men
By appointment Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm
135 E. 6th Ave., corner of E. 6th and Oak, Eugene

The testing fee is $30.00, however no person will be denied services due to inability to pay. Additional optional sexual health services incl. syphilis screening, hepatitis A & B immunizations; full STD clinic available. Walk-in or phone Jamina at 682-4041 or 682-6661. Testing available in English or Spanish.

Visit the Public Health pages at www.lanecounty.org for details.

Lane County Visitors Association

See what they say at: www.visitlanecounty.org
Eugene is uniquely enriched by the University of Oregon, which at 21,000 students, makes a significant contribution to the city. In 2006, the U of O was named one of the top 20 schools in the country for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, according to The Advocate. Check out their website for more information.

LCC Queer Straight Alliance

We're a Group of LCC students dedicated to creating alliances between local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Straight Ally, Intersex, and Poly communities and mobilizing these groups for positive social change in order to end discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation.

The primary objective of the QSA include: educating Lane Community College and community groups about homophobia, heterosexism, and queer experiences; raising awareness about anti-queer legislation at the state and local levels; providing a safe space for open discussions about sexuality and gender issues; and providing queer-positive outreach to local high schools and community organizations.

So whether you identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersexed, Straight, Queer and Non-Queer All Are Welcome.

2008 term, we meet every Tuesday at 4:00 in the ASLCC office (LCC Building 1, on the second floor across from the elevators), but because our meeting times change every term, contact our president (Trillium 541-510-6540) and our group email lane-qsa@googlegroups.com.

Please feel free to stop on by and say hi, relax, have fun, stay awhile and meet some new people. There is always something exciting going on.

For more information:

* QSA's office - (541) 463-5331 in building #1 Rm # 206.
E-mail

Men's Gay/Straight AA Mon 6-7 p.m

Monday, Men's Gay/Straight A.A. 6-7 p.m., 1414 Kincaid, Eugene. Hank, 541-484-6259

LGBTIQA Weekly Drop-In Group

Sexual Assault Support Services has restarted its weekly drop-in support group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersex, Queer and/or Asexual survivors of sexual assault, abuse, or harassment past or recent. The group requires an interview to be eligible to drop-in at any weekly group session after screening. To join and receive more information, please call 541-484-9791 x312.

LGBTQA Univ of Oregon

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Alliance (LGBTQA) at the University of Oregon seeks to foster the growth and maintenance of a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment for LGBTQ people and their allies both on campus and off. We provide social activities and educational activities. Some of our events include Coming Out Week, Pride Week, and Lesbopalooza..

Our general meetings are Wednesdays at 5 p.m. during the school year.

Our contact info is (541) 346-3360, Erb Memorial Union, Suite 34 or visit http://lgbt.uoregon.edu, program@uoregon.edu (also see their Calendar of events and meetings, calendar)

Network for Reproductive Options

Network for Reproductive Options
PO Box 10894, Eugene, OR 97440
office: 541-345-5702, hotline: 541-513-6607
info@nroptions.org www.nroptions.org

PFLAG

Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, and Transgendered (PFLAG) Our help line is 541-302-4422. Website: http://www.pflageugenespringfield.com/

Planned Parenthood-Southwest Oregon

Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon-- www.pphsso.org/

Mission: To ensure the right and ability of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health services, education, and advocacy.

Vision: We seek a world in which all children are wanted and cared for, all people have equal rights and dignity, and sexuality is expressed with honesty, equality, and the responsibility to have children is private and voluntary.

We serve and support all members of the LGBTQ community within the scope of our practice.

Our Clinic Locations:

Eugene-Springfield Regional Health Center
3579 Franklin Blvd
Eugene OR 97403
(541) 344 9411

West Eugene Heath Center
793 N. Danebo Ave
Eugene OR 97402
(541) 344 9411

Junction City
275 Greenwood St.
Junction City, OR 97448
(541) 998-8311

Florence
4969 Highway 101
Florence, OR 97439
(541) 902-7861

Cottage Grove
1450 Birch
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
(541) 514-3107

We also have clinics in Medford, Ashland, & Grants Pass.

Polyamory Group

Polyamory Group – Mondays @ 6pm (LGBTQA Office).

A group designed to explore conscious boundary setting in relationships. Poly meaning many, amory meaning love, we explore ideas of consensual non-monogamy and honest communication in a supportive environment. Everyone is welcome.

Pride Foundation

Pride Foundation is a Northwest leader in bringing people, ideas, and resources together to ignite change that advances equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.
As a donor-supported community foundation, we support transformative philanthropy, through programs and initiatives that help people find joy and strength.
Through scholarships, grants, advocacy, and community leadership in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington State, Pride Foundation donors and volunteers are helping us transform our communities and culture. Our work ripples through communities, inspiring equality at every point along the way.
http://www.pridefoundation.org/

Religious Response Network

The Religious Response Network is a gathering of people of faith in the greater Eugene-Springfield area who support the civil and religious rights of all persons and families, and oppose discrimination against any single group within our communities, in particular, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning individuals and families. For more info 541-683-5936, sally@wymprov.com

Religious/Spiritual

Welcoming Congregations in our area:

In Eugene –
Central Presbyterian Church: 345-8724
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection: 686-8462
Eugene Friends Meeting: 343-3840
First Christian Church: 344-1425
First Congregational UCC: 345-8741
First United Methodist Church: 345-8764
Episcopal Parish – St. Mary’s: 343-9253
Temple Beth Israel (Jewish): 485-7218
Unitarian-Universalist Church in Eugene: 686-2775

In Springfield –
Church of the Brethren: 746-2278
Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship: 988-0277

In Cottage Grove –
First Presbyterian Church: 942-4479

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)
591 W. 19th Ave., Eugene
24-Hour Crisis: 343-SASS
1-800-788-4727
Business: 484-9791
www.sass-lane.org

SASS considers supporting survivors of all forms of oppression related to sex and gender categories and dismantling that oppression as much as possible to be within our ongoing mission statement as an agency.

Are you a survivor of sexual abuse, sexual assault, or sexual harassment? You are not alone. Breaking through the silence can be powerful and healing. SASS groups provide peer emotional support in a confidential atmosphere that allows you to build trusting relationships while engaging in self exploration and self empowerment. All SASS services are free!

Below are details for 3 upcoming support groups for survivors of sexual abuse, sexual assault, or sexual harassment. There is an LGBTIAQ Group for all genders, a Self-Identified Women's Group, and the regular Drop-In Group for self-identified women. Other groups are offered from time to time, including male survivors, and partners, friends, and family of survivors. Call SASS for details.

LGBTIAQ Closed Group
For those who have experienced sexual violence.
Ages 18+
All genders welcome!
Dates: January 14, 2014-March 4, 2014
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Intake is required, contact Jessica 541-484-9791
All SASS services are free!


Self-Identified Women's Group
Ages 18+
Dates: Thursdays, June 13-July 11
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Two trained facilitators co-facilitate each group.
Spots are limited, please register early.
All SASS services are free!


Drop-In Group for self-identified women
Ages 18+
Dates: Mondays
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Doors open from 6:50-7:05pm for walk-ins
All SASS services are free!


Contact Jessica Mason, Support Group Coordinator
supportgroup.sass@sass-lane.org
Phone: 541-484-9791
Fax: 541-342-3696

Sexual Assault Support Services
591 W 19th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
Come in during Drop-In hours: 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri

The Social Security and Disability Resource Center

The Social Security and Disability Resource Center (SSDRC.com) is an informational website that provides answers to questions about how to apply for disability, how to appeal a claim in the event of a denial, how to navigate the federal system, and how to avoid certain mistakes that are commonly made by applicants. The site’s author is a former disability examiner for the social security administration.

Here is a link to the site's home page: http://www.ssdrc.com/
This page has information specific to HIV/AIDS:
http://www.ssdrc.com/hiv.html

Womanspace - Queer Alliance

Provides help for LGBT persons who are facing issues involving domestic violence. 541-485-7262 support group advocacy, 541-302-2417 confidential voicemail, or hotline at 541-485-6513 www.womenspaceinc.org

Queer Support Group - Womenspace (DV) - Tuesdays 6pm

Womenspace has started a new support group for any one who is or has been in an abusive(verbal and/or physical) relationship with a same sex partner. Including anyone who has concerns about a friend possibily in such a relationship. Group is free and childcare can be provided. Meeing time is Tuesday eves. from 6:00 to 8:00, 1577 Pearl street. Call: 485-7262 or 302-2417 and leave a message.

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The Eugene/Springfield area has a wealth of community groups for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning population. Groups cover a wide range of social, spiritual, supportive and political.

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Pride Foundation
AQueerResource
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