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Outside In Donations Flyer
June 2012 City of Portland Pride Events Flyer
Pride Month Panel Description - How can the City better involve the LBGTQ Commuity? lessons from inside & outside the Ctiy walls
LGBTQ Scholarships
Basic Rights Oregon - Basic Rights Oregon is dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Oregon.
Cascade AIDS Project - Cascade AIDS Project's mission is to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS and eliminate HIV/AIDS-related stigma.
Equity Foundation - Founded in 1989, Equity Foundation works to eradicate prejudice toward the sexual and gender minority communities of Oregon through granting and scholarship opportunities.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - This diverse volunteer group of individuals works to bring the mission of HRC to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and allies in the area.
In Other Words Feminist Community Center - 8 N.E. Killingsworth St., 503.232.6003 -- The only feminist bookstore in the United States to also function as a nonprofit, In Other Words serves the community with literature, as well as educational and cultural events.
Northwest Gender Alliance - A social, support and educational group for individuals who desire to explore and express another gender. The group cosponsors Esprit, an annual national conference for the transgender community.
Oregon Bears - A service club for bears or bear-identified gay men and their admirers.
Our House - A residential care facility that has provided nursing, social work and occupational therapy services for people with HIV/AIDS since 1988.
Q Center - The center builds public awareness and support, and celebrates LGBTQ diversity through art, culture and programming.
Outside In - Founded in 1968, this nonprofit helps homeless youth and other marginalized people move toward improved health and self-sufficiency and provides services for LGBTQ youth.
Just Out Magazine - Starting out in the early 1980's as a newspaper, Just Out is now published as a high-quality, glossy, monthly magazine.
Fabulous PDX - An extensive calendar of happenings in Portland's LGBT community, with sections devoted to parties, networking, support, queer youth and trans/gender events.
Portland Gay Yellow Pages
PQ Monthly - PQ is a monthly print and daily online publication covering Oregon and SW Washington's LGBTQ communities in all their diversity.
Portland Area Business Association (PABA) - Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Travel Portland: LGBT Portland
LGBTQ Book List

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Mission Statement 

To create a supportive environment to exchange information, ideas, and challenges to City of Portland’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Questioning, and Queer employees.  The group will partner with the City to advocate on behalf of LGBTQ employees, and develop ways to attract, support and retain LGBTQ employees.

 

Group Policy 

This group will provide a safe and fun forum for LGBTQ employees.  Ground rules include silencing cell phones, starting meetings on time, and treating one another with respect.  Members will respect the privacy of others and exercise appropriate confidentiality.  Members will be respectful of the group’s diversity, and differing opinions. 

 

Meeting summaries will be distributed by email following each meeting.  Any major decision-making will be made by group consensus of those members present at the meeting, and any minor decisions will be made by the co-chair(s) with as much feedback from the group as appropriate to the situation.

 

List of Goals 

  • Share information and resources to City policies that relate to or affect LGBTQ employees and families.
  • Share information and resources about community events, activities, and networking opportunities.
  • Facilitate social networking events.
  • Assist the City of Portland with future Pride Month events and activities.
  • Assist LGBTQ employees with health care and domestic partnership benefit issues.
  • Assist with education opportunities regarding LGBTQ issues to City of Portland employees.

 

There will be a lot of fun activities coming up, including an after hours game night, potluck, newsletter, etc.

 

Contact:

Debbie Caselton, Co-Chair at debbie.caselton@portlandoregon.gov or Dennis LoGiudice, Co-Chair at dennis.logiudice@portlandoregon.gov if you are interested in being on the email list and/or attending a meeting!


Why does the City not ask about sexual orientation in job application materials?

I'm just curious . . .  I've noticed that in job applications to work for the City, the City's HR department does not ask about sexual orientation.  This is the section that comes at the end of the application, where they ask if you're Asian, Caucasion, Hispanic, Black, etc.
 

 If the question about sexual orientation is not asked, and if it is never counted, how will the City every know if there is discrimination based on sexual orientation?  And how will the City ever know how many gay, lesbian, bi, trans people are even applying to work for the City.

 

I think we know there IS descrimination, but very few entities seem to ask this basic question as part of their demographic statistics.  So there is no way to really know or measure this.

 

 It is state law (in Oregon), and is City and County law, that it is illegal to discriminate in employment, housing, and other public accommodations.  You were instrumental in seeing to that for the City.  And others, like U.S. Senator (when Speaker of the House), were also instrumental in making that a reality state-wide.

 

 This should be something that is done with every job application, and it seems that it should be measured in Housing services as well.  No?

 

~~ Curious City Employee


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June 2012 City of Portland Pride Events Flyer


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Pride Month Panel Description

How can the City better involve the LBGTQ Commuity? lessons from inside & outside the Ctiy walls

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LGBTQ Scholarships

LGBTQ Scholarships:

 

Here are a few on-line resources for getting started

 

 

http://www.pointfoundation.org/

 

Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expresssion

 

http://www.pointfoundation.org/page.aspx?pid=589

 

Informational website with links to ACLU Safe Schools Project, ambientejoven (Advocates for Youth for Latina/o), LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index, and many other organizations

 

http://www.pridefoundation.org/scholarships/scholarship-funds/

 

Pride Foundation provides post-secondary educational sholarships to current and future lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight-ally leaders and role models from Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Washington. Students only need to fill out one application….Connections to the Greater Seattle Business Association

 

http://www.queer.ucsc.edu/academics/scholarships.shtml

 

The University of California Santa Cruz, Lionel Cantu’ Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Intersex Resource Center, Scholarship listing




Basic Rights Oregon

Basic Rights Oregon is dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Oregon.

http://basicrights.org



Cascade AIDS Project

Cascade AIDS Project's mission is to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS and eliminate HIV/AIDS-related stigma.

http://cascadeaids.org



Equity Foundation

Founded in 1989, Equity Foundation works to eradicate prejudice toward the sexual and gender minority communities of Oregon through granting and scholarship opportunities.

http://www.equityfoundation.org



Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

This diverse volunteer group of individuals works to bring the mission of HRC to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and allies in the area.

http://www.hrc.org/steering-committees/portland



In Other Words Feminist Community Center

8 N.E. Killingsworth St., 503.232.6003 -- The only feminist bookstore in the United States to also function as a nonprofit, In Other Words serves the community with literature, as well as educational and cultural events.

http://inotherwords.org/



Northwest Gender Alliance

A social, support and educational group for individuals who desire to explore and express another gender. The group cosponsors Esprit, an annual national conference for the transgender community.

http://www.nwgenderalliance.org/



Oregon Bears

A service club for bears or bear-identified gay men and their admirers.

https://www.oregonbears.org/



Our House

A residential care facility that has provided nursing, social work and occupational therapy services for people with HIV/AIDS since 1988.

http://www.ourhouseofportland.org/



Q Center

The center builds public awareness and support, and celebrates LGBTQ diversity through art, culture and programming.

http://www.pdxqcenter.org



Outside In

Founded in 1968, this nonprofit helps homeless youth and other marginalized people move toward improved health and self-sufficiency and provides services for LGBTQ youth.

http://www.outsidein.org



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