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.
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
There will be a lot of fun activities coming up, including an after hours game night, potluck, newsletter, etc.
Debbie Caselton, Co-Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dennis LoGiudice, Co-Chair at email@example.com if you are interested in being on the email list and/or attending a meeting!
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Here are a few on-line resources for getting started
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
A service club for bears or bear-identified gay men and their admirers.
A residential care facility that has provided nursing, social work and occupational therapy services for people with HIV/AIDS since 1988.
The center builds public awareness and support, and celebrates LGBTQ diversity through art, culture and programming.
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.
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 is a monthly print and daily online publication covering Oregon and SW Washington's LGBTQ communities in all their diversity.
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