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Local Groups


Eugene/Springfield is home to a wide variety of clubs, groups, and activities for the LGBTQ community.

We have listed here the Lesbian and Gay groups, but we are trying to put together a broader list for the entire community.

Please check the Home page under Community Announcements for new groups and meetings that are forming.

If you have a group you would like added, please
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Lesbian Groups

EMAIL Lists and Info

Here's the scoop on signing up for various lesbian or gay email lists, plus weekly lesbian coffee info and the lesbian and gay events website.

To get on the LGBTAlliesEugene email list, http://lgbtallieseugene.org/mailman/listinfo/announce_lgbtallieseugene.org.

Eugene Lavender Women is probably the largest local lesbian email list. They are loosely associated with groups in Salem and Portland. There are monthly potlucks at Kori's house, which are lovely. It's a useful source of information for events around town. To join the ELW list, send a blank email message to eugenelavenderwomyn-subscribe@yahoogroups.com, then reply to the confirmation message they will send you. Or, as above, get a Yahoo ID and go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eugenelavenderwomyn.

"Soromundi, Lesbian Chorus of Eugene has a community email list for social events, info sharing, poker games, music, garage sales, softball and other items of interest to the community. Although the majority of list members are also choir members, the list is open to others. No spam is tolerated and because it is a private list, subscribers must be approved. If you are interested in subscribing to Soromundi's community list, email Amber Dennis. Soromundi is open to new singers each September, sometimes only for a couple of weeks, so be sure to check the website at Soromundi.org if you want to join the choir."

Once you're a member of any of the above lists, you can post messages when you wish.

Lesbian Coffee is now a Eugene institution every Saturday morning 10:00am - noon. It is at a different location each week. In my experience, there is a largely different crowd each week, and the size of the gathering varies widely also. To get on the email list so you'll find out the locations each month, email Julia at wildwomencoffeeclub@gmail.com.

There is also an email list you can sign up for at QueerEugene.com www.queereugene.com and get a monthly calendar of events.

QueerEugene Facebook is also an excellent place to find events and groups.

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.

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, transgenders, straight allies, and anyone else who enjoys watching films about the GLBT community.

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

MundiWorld Poker - Soromundi


MundiWorldPoker
all women's poker tourney

a Soromundi fundraiser!

Contact Daryl for current dates and info: darylboon@efn.org

new players encouraged....we have cheat sheets and friendly dealers

$20.00 buy-in winner takes double that

Lesbian Connection -TLC

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

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.

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 possibly in such a relationship. Group is free and childcare can be provided. Meeting time is Tuesday eves. from 6:00 to 8:00, 1577 Pearl street. Call: 485-7262 or 302-2417 and leave a message.

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 Aquene at 344-5847

Rainbow Women Dinner Group - 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 5pm

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!!

SASS Monday Night Drop-in Group - Women

SASS Monday Night Drop-in Group 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.) Contact person: Jessica Mason 541-484-9791 supportgroup@sass-lane.org

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

Wilderness Woman West Coast

Wilderness Woman West Coast is a group open to lesbian and bisexual woman who are interested in outdoor activities. We meet a couple of times a month for hiking, kayaking, or biking. An email will be sent out several days before each planned activity. To be added to the email list please contact Jennifer at crunchymama10@yahoo.com. Hope to see you on the trails!

Wild Women Coffee Club

Wild Women Saturday Coffee Club
We meet at 10:00 am every Saturday, at a variety of coffee shops in town. Please contact me at wildwomencoffeeclub@gmail.com for location info or to be put on the mailing list.

Corrections, updates or additions

If you are listed above and find errors, old information, or would like to be added, please email us.
Gay Groups

Coos/Douglas/Curry County Gay/Bi Men's Email Group

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.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/coosdouglasmsm/join/

coosdouglasmsm-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Eugene Gay Men's Social Network (EGMSN)

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, transgenders, straight allies, and anyone else who enjoys watching films about the GLBT community.

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

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.

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

Queer Men's Social - Starlight Lounge - Mondays - 5 -7pm

Queer Men's Social Group

We're a friendly, welcoming group who meet to socialize in an easy-going, low-pressure way for friendship and conversation. We currently meet every Mondays from 5:00-7:00pm for happy hour at the Starlight Lounge downtown. We also meet every Saturday from 10:00am to noon-ish for coffee at Vero Espresso. Open to queer men of all ages and to their friends and allies.

For more information, contact Pippin

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 possibly in such a relationship. Group is free and childcare can be provided. Meeting time is Tuesday eves. from 6:00 to 8:00, 1577 Pearl street. Call: 485-7262 or 302-2417 and leave a message.

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 Aquene at 344-5847

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

Corrections, updates and additions

If you are listed above and find errors, old information, or would like to be added, please email us.

Local Groups


Eugene/Springfield is home to a wide variety of clubs, groups, and activities for the LGBTQ community.

We have listed here the Lesbian and Gay groups, but we are trying to put together a broader list for the entire community.

Please check the Home page under Community Announcements for new groups and meetings that are forming.

If you have a group you would like added, please
Contact Us.
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