Lesbian Groups

Eugene is home to a very large and very diverse lesbian population.

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.

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 rwold@pacinfo.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

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: Shanta Kamath 541-484-9791 x 312 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

Folks with limited Square Dance experience get in for free to explore the intro level dancing. If you have friends who might like to try GBLTQA Square Dancing please invite them to this dance!! (We have open houses to check out dancing 9/12 and 9/19 and our lessons start 9/26. All activities except 8/28 are at Trinity United Methodist Church, 440 Maxwell Rd!)

Location for the 8/28 dance is in the air conditioned comfort of the Emerald Square Dance Center at 2095 Yolanda Ave. Springfield OR 97477. It is very close to I-5 and quite easy to find:

I-5 to I-105/126 east towards Springfield (exit #194A ) for about two miles to Mohawk Blvd Exit.

Turn left/ North on Mohawk (which at various points is also both 14th street and 19th street) over the freeway until it dead ends.

Turn right on Yolanda. Go one block and the dance hall will be on the right at 20th and Yolanda. The dance and BBQ in Hall A facing Yolanda.

Call me or my partner, Syb for info at 541-746-4192.

Hope that I will see you soon!
Wendy EagleWolfe
President Spin Cycle Squares

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

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.

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