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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.
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!


Portland Area Business Association (PABA)

Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

https://www.paba.com/



Travel Portland: LGBT Portland


http://www.travelportland.com/communities/lgbt-portland...



LGBTQ Book List

Check OUT this list, and have a gay time finding a good read! If you'd like to add to this list, email to deep@portlandoregon.gov

 

Gay & Lesbian Reading Group

http://jclarkmedia.com/gaybooks/

This site is devoted to Literature about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) experience. It is also the home of the New York City Gay & Lesbian Reading Group, and it includes original LGBT film, music, and visual arts resources.

  

LGBTQ BOOK LIST

Below is a list of fiction and nonfiction books recommended by City employees.

 

Fiction/Memoirs/Good Stories:

 


 

Lesbian Fiction

 

Anshaw, Carol

Lucky in the corner

 

Brown, Rita Mae

Rubyfruit jungle

 

Brownrigg, Sylvia

Pages for you

 

Cornwell, Patricia

The body farm

A mystery -- the Scarpetta series features Kay's niece, Lucy, a lesbian. Lucy comes out in this novel.

 

Crowe, Nancy

Bethlehem Road

 

D'Erasmo, Stacey

Tea: a novel

 

Flagg, Fannie

Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café

 

Green,Allison

Half-moon scar

 

Grumbach, Doris

The ladies

 

Kanter, Lynn

Mayor of heaven

 

MacDonald, Ann-Marie

Fall on your knees

 

McCloy, Kristin

Some girls

 

Miller, Isabel

Patience and Sarah

 

Obejas, Achy

Days of awe

 

Sinclair, April

Coffee will make you black

 

Summer, Jane

The silk road

 

Tea, Michelle

Valencia

 

Waters, Sarah

Fingersmith

 

Youngblood, Shay

Black girl in Paris

 


 

Gay Fiction

 

Bram, Christopher

Gossip

 

Christensen, Kate

Jeremy Thrane

 

Cunningham, Michael

A home at the end of the world

 

Cunningham, Michael

The hours

 

Currier, Jameson

Where the rainbow ends

 

Forster, E.M.

Maurice

 

Glass, Julia

Three Junes

 

Grimsley, Jim

Boulevard

 

Grimsley, Jim

Dream boy

 

Hardy, James Earl

If only for one nite

 

Hartman, Keith

Gumshoe gorilla

 

Hollinghurst, Alan

The spell

 

Leavitt, David

Martin Bauman, or, A sure thing

 

Lefcourt, Peter

The Dreyfus affair: a love story

 

Lowenthal, Michael

Avoidance

 

Maupin, Armistead

Tales of the city

The characters also continue in other of Maupin's books.

 

McCauley, Stephen

Object of my affection

 

Merlis, Mark

Man about town

 

O'Neill, Jamie

At swim, two boys

 

Picano, Felice

Like people in history

 

Price, Reynolds

The promise of rest

 

Quinn, Eric Shaw

Say uncle

 

Renault, Mary

Fire from heaven

 

Renault, Mary

The Persian boy

 

Soehnlein, K.M.

The world of normal boys

 

Toibin, Colm

The blackwater lightship: a novel

 

White, Edmund

The beautiful room is empty

 

White, Edmund

A boy's own story

 

White, Edmund

A farewell symphony: a novel


 

 

Bisexual Characters

 

Baldwin, James

Giovanni's room

 

Brown, Rita Mae

Bingo

 

Chee, Alexander

Edinburgh

 

Dhalla, Ghalib Shiraz

Ode to Lata

 

Harris,E. Lynn

Any way the wind blows

 

Harris,E. Lynn

Invisible life

 

Harris,E. Lynn

Just as I am

 


 

Gay & Lesbian Fiction Anthologies

 

Bauer, Marion Dane, editor

Am I blue: coming out from the silence

 

Bergman, David, editor

Men on men 6: best new gay fiction

 

Bergman, David, editor

Men on men 7: best new gay fiction

 

Bergman, David, editor

Men on men 2000: best new gay fiction for the millennium

 

Bouldrey, Brian, editor

Best American gay fiction 1996

 

Drake, Robert, editor

Circa 2000: gay fiction at the millennium

 

Griffith, Nicola, editor

Bending the landscape: fantasy

 

Levy, E.J., editor

Tasting life twice: literary lesbian fiction by new American writers

 

Stambolian, George, editor

Men on men 4: best new gay fiction

 

White, Edmund, editor

Faber book of gay short fiction

 

Wolverton, Terry, editor

Hers: brilliant new fiction by lesbian writers

 

Wolverton, Terry, editor

Hers 3: brilliant new fiction by lesbian writers

 


 

Nonfiction/History/Sociology:

Coming Out

 

Bono, Chastity

Family outing

 

Outland, Orland

Coming out: a handbook for men

 

Signorile, Michelangelo

Outing yourself: how to come out as lesbian or gay to your family, friends, and

coworkers

 

Dating & Relationships

 

Kaminsky, Neil

Affirmative gay relationships: key steps in finding a life partner

 

Kantor, Martin

My guy: a gay man's guide to a lasting relationship

 

Sullivan, Jim

Boyfriend 101: a gay guy's guide to dating, romance, and finding true love

 


 

Health

 

Brownworth,VictoriaA., editor

Coming out of cancer: writings from the lesbian cancer epidemic

 

White, Jocelyn, editor

The lesbian health book: caring for ourselves

 

Wolfe, Daniel

Men like us: the GMHC complete guide to gay men's sexual, physical, and emotional well-being

 


 

Sex

 

Bentley, Kevin, editor

Afterwords: real sex from gay men's diaries

 

Goldstone, Stephen E.

The ins and outs of gay sex: a medical handbook for men

 

Newman, Felice

The whole lesbian sex book: a passionate guide for all of us

 

Silverstein, Charles

The joy of gay sex

 


 

Transgender Issues

 

Vanderburgh, Reid

Transition and beyond

 


 

Marriage & Weddings

 

Ayers, Tess

The essential guide to lesbian and gay weddings

 

Bourassa, Kevin

Just married: gay marriage and the expansion of human rights

 

Wythe, Douglas

The wedding: a family's coming out story

 


 

Parenting

 

Aizley, Harlyn

Buying dad: one woman's search for the perfect sperm donor

 

Bernstein, Robert

Straight parents/gay children: keeping families together

 

Galluccio, Jon

An American family

 

Green, Jesse

The velveteen father: an unexpected journey to parenthood

 

Howey, Noelle, editor

Out of the ordinary: essays on growing up with gay, lesbian, and transgender parents

 

Jennings, Kevin

Always my child: a parent's guide to understanding your gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or questioning son or daughter

 

Johnson, Suzanne M.

For lesbian parents: your guide to helping your family grow up happy, healthy, and proud

 

Kaeser, Gigi

Love makes a family: portraits of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents and their family

 

Mohler, Marie

A donor insemination guide: written by and for lesbian women

 

Pepper, Rachel

The ultimate guide to pregnancy for lesbians: tips and techniques from conception through birth: how to stay sane and care for yourself

 

Rich, Jason

Growing up gay in America: informative and practical advice for teen guys questioning their sexuality and growing up gay

 

Savage, Dan

The kid: what happened after my boyfriend and I decided to go get pregnant

 

Wong, B.D.

Following Foo: the electronic adventures of the chestnut man

 


 

Finance

 

Berkery, Peter M.

J.K. Lasser's gay finances in a straight world: a comprehensive financial planning handbook

 

Lustig, Harold L.

4 steps to financial security for lesbian and gay couples

 


 

Legal & Law

 

Curry, Hayden

A legal guide for lesbian and gay couples

 

Senak, Mark S.

Every trick in the book: the essential lesbian and gay legal guide

 


 

Gay Rights, Activism & Liberation Movement

 

Bull, Chris, editor

Come out fighting: a century of essential writing on gay and lesbian liberation

 

D'Emilio, John

The world turned: essays on gay history, politics, and culture

 

Kranz, Rachel

Gay rights

 

Rimmerman, Craig A.

From identity to politics: the lesbian and gay movements in the United States

 

Stevenson, Michael R., editor

Everyday activism: a handbook for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people and their allies

 

Walzer, Lee

Gay rights on trial: a reference handbook

 


 

Social Issues

 

Blum, Louise A.

 

You're not from around here, are you?: a lesbian in small-town America

 

Faderman, Lillian

To believe in women: what lesbians have done for American - a history

 

Gage, Simon

Queer

 

Kort, Joe

Ten smart things gay men can do to improve their lives

 

Ristock, Janice L.

No more secrets: violence in lesbian relationships

 

Walters, Suzanna Danuta

All the rage: the story of gay visibility in America

 

Whisman, Vera

Queer by choice: lesbians, gay men, and the politics of identity

 


 

Religion

 

De la Huerta, Christian

Coming out spiritually: the next step

 

Johnson, Edwin Clark

Gay spirituality: the role of gay identity in the transformation of human consciousness

 

Kolodny, Debra R., editor

Blessed bi spirit: bisexual people of faith

 


 

Travel

 

Access Travel Books

Access: gay USA

 

Andrusia, David

Frommer's 2001 gay and lesbian Europe

 

Collins, Andrew

Fodor's gay guide to the USA

 

Kolber-Stuart, Billy

USA cities: essential information for gay and lesbian travelers

 


 

Comics & Graphic Novels

 

Bechdel, Alison

Split-level dykes to watch out for

 

Cruse, Howard

Wendel all together

 

Moore, Terry

The collected strangers in paradise




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