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AA Meeting-LGBTQ

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

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

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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
Practice Conscious Acts of Solidarity & Organized Resistance

Gender Studies Resources

This site seems to have a wealth of resources for 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 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.

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

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

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.

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


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
Business: 484-9791

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
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:

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 Eugene Facebook Resources - Links

QueerEugene Facebook Groups, Friends and Pages
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Medusa Literary Society for Fierc
Superqueeros Unite
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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)
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Bash Back! Eugene
BOLD: Bold Old(er) Lesbians & Dykes
Boycott Whole Foods
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Emerald City Roller Girls
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Faces of Equality
Fuck You Joe Lieberman
GayDar Offensive Fringe Festival
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Human Rights Campaign
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Lambda Theatre Company
Lane County Commission for the Ad...
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President Obama: Lt. Dan Choi Nee...
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Rainbow Lounge Raid
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HIV Alliance
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G.L.A.M. - Fan Page
National Equality March
Trans Youth Equality Foundation
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Ally Week
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Lambda Legal
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San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
Equality Directory
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Corvallis Pride Women's Tackle Football
Gay in Salem

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.

Youth Resources LGBTQ - Eugene/Springfield

Click here to download LGBTQ Youth Resource List

lgbtq resources
Eugene/Springfield area as of 10/14

24-hour hotlines Trevor Lifeline national hotline for LGBTQ youth: toll free 1-866-488-7386
Looking Glass Station 7 (LGBT-friendly crisis support & housing): 541-689-3111
White Bird (LGBT-friendly counselors): 541-687-4000

LGBTQ Youth Group
Drop-in support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & questioning youth ages 13 - 18. Adult-facilitated. Free. Fridays, 4 – 6 p.m., Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard, Eugene. Info: 541-682-5373.

Gay/Straight Alliances
Most local high schools and colleges, and some middle schools, have GSAs &/or other student groups working to make schools fair & safe for all. Info: contact school admin. or guidance office.

Gatherings for trans-identified & questioning people of all ages. Info: transponder.together@gmail.com
Just for starters . . .

trevorproject.org LGBT youth suicide prevention, including live chat support
itgetsbetter.org Videos in support of LGBT teens
pflag.org Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (advocacy & info, incl. PDF booklets for youth & parents)
gsanetwork.org National organization connecting & providing info for school GSAs
glsen.org Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (safe schools; lesson plans; lots more)
safeschoolscoalition.org Safe Schools Coalition
advocatesforyouth.org Education & advocacy for young people’s reproductive & sexual health
genderspectrum.org Info for parents & professionals supporting youth of all genders
transactiveonline.org Oregon resource for trans youth, family, professionals
pdxqcenter.org/resources-pdx Referrals for Oregon medical & non-medical trans services
queereugene.com Eugene/Springfield events
basicrights.org Basic Rights Oregon, statewide civil rights organization
advocate.com The Advocate, national LGBT news


Many books are available at local bookstores, Eugene Public Library, & Springfield Public Library. For more: ask for assistance, Google “gay teen novels” for excellent lists, look for recommendations at the websites above.
GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer & Questioning Teens, by Huegel
It Gets Better, edited by Savage & Miller
Understanding Gay & Lesbian Youth, by Campos
When the Drama Club Is Not Enough making your school safe for all, by Perrotti & Westheimer
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families & Professionals, by Brill & Pepper

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