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Community Resources

Corvallis Transgender Support Group

Second Thursday of Every Month  7:00pm  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Contact: corvallistrans@gmail.com 

The Corvallis Transgender Support Group is for transgender and questioning people and their families.  The group serves to provide a safe space and share infomation regarding transitioning, coming out, therapists, physicians, and other aspects of our jouney. 

 

Out N’ About:

Out ‘N’ About Youth, Linn & Benton counties only LGBTQQIP (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual) youth group! 

Founded in 1995, Out N’ About is a support group for High Schoolers. Over the years the group fizzled out but was restarted in 2005 by Tristen Shay.  The group aims to ensure positive mental and physical health but throughout the years it has become a support network rich with resources, positive role models and educational activities.

We offer a safe and welcoming environment for high school aged youth to find support, understanding, friendship, and information about LGBTQQIP issues. What we do in our meetings is up to the group members.  Sometimes we just hangout and talk, other times we do crafts, watch movies, play games, or have guest speakers.  We have a couple staple events each month, the community potluck and our movie night.  On the third Thursday of each month Out ‘N’ About takes part in the community potluck hosted by PFLAG (Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays), the potluck is a great chance for the older and younger generations of the community to interact.  Also, on the fourth Thursday of each month we have a movie night.  We watch a wide variety of films usually related to LGBTQ issues, culture, or stereotypes. 

Meeting:
Every Thursday night from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Although we are not a church group we meet at the First United Methodist Church in room 219-A.  The church is located on the corner of 11th Street and NW Monroe in Corvallis.

Contact:
Feel free to check out our facebook.com group Out-N-About or email Chelsea at cwhitlow7@gmail.com for any questions.

 

Corvallis/Albany PFLAG:

PFLAG provides love and support for all family members and friends. We work to create an environment of understanding so our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered children can live with dignity and respect.

MEETING:
Usually meets the 4th Monday
of each Month.
Please call for confirmation
Fellowship and library perusal at 6:40 PM
Meeting at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:
First United Methodist Church
11th and Monroe
Corvallis (in the Martha Room - entrance near the parking lot.)

CONTACT:
PFLAG Corvallis-Albany
P.O. Box 544
Corvallis OR 97339
541-924-6544
jgdriskell@aol.com

http://www.jam-assoc.com/pflag/

 

PFLAG Organization:

Vision. We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision.

Mission. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=194

 

BRAT: Basic Rights Action Team

About BRAT
Activists awakened by anti-GLBT campaigns formed BRO with the vision to build a movement that could defend against attacks, but would also built a pro-active movement brought real change to our state. Since 2000, Basic Rights Oregon has built a diverse movement made up of GLBT folks, straight-allies, rural and urban Oregonians, business leaders, clergy, elected officials, educators, parents and more as well as coalition partners in labor, healthcare, reproductive choice, civil liberties and racial justice organizations. The power of this movement has created real change in Oregon including: 

  • The passage of 13 anti-discrimination ordinances in municipalities around the state
  • Participation by 400 Oregon companies who are now part of our Fair Workplace Project. A statewide effort to gain full marriage equality in Oregon during which time more than 3,000 same-sex couples were wed
  • A comprehensive legal strategy to overturn Measure 36, build a body of pro-equality case law and gain full equality
  • A strong campaign against Measure 36—a constitutional ban on same sex marriage, which passed in 2004 with the narrowest margin of any in the country
  • The introduction in 2005 of the most comprehensive GLBT rights bill in the country—a combined civil unions and statewide anti-discrimination bill—and its historic passage in the Oregon Senate
  • A tough grassroots campaign and coalition effort in 2006 that—elected the first pro-equality majority to the Oregon House in nearly two decades reelected our pro-equality Governor and protected the pro-equality majority in the Oregon Senate. Through all of our work, we continue to strive to build a stronger statewide movement that reflects the true diversity of the GLBT community and its allies in the fight for equality.
  • During the 2007 legislative session Oregon made history by passing a statewide Anti-Discrimination law in addition to a comprehensive Domestic Partnership law.

 

How BRAT Works

BASIC RIGHTS OREGON WORKS FOR CHANGE ON EVERY LEVEL. 

Basic Rights Oregon understands that real social change involves both big leaps forward and smaller, incremental gains; changes in the law and changes in hearts and minds; demonstrating our power in the moment and knowing when we need to build more power to win. So we approach our mission of ending discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity from many directions:

  • We initiate and champion legislation and monitor the legislative process with the help of one of Oregon’s most respected lobbyists.
  • We recruit, educate, endorse, and support pro-equality candidates and work closely with them once they are elected. And we hold anti-equality lawmakers accountable.
  • We work for change in Oregon courts, striving to build a body of pro-equality case law.
  • We educate the public through the media, public education campaigns and grassroots conversations.
  • We work to build grassroots power around the state through Basic Rights Action Teams, which are grassroots-led activists teams that partner with BRO to create change in their local communities and at the state level.
  • We leverage the power of the progressive movement through coalition partnerships with reproductive choice, economic justice, faith, business, labor, racial justice, education and civil liberties organizations.
  • We defend against anti-gay attacks in all their forms–at the ballot, in local government, in the legislature and more.

We’re a statewide organization that’s also part of a national movement! 

BRO’s mission links us with local communities throughout Oregon as well as with our national movement. Our efforts in Oregon have helped keep our state on the cutting edge of civil rights protections across the country. Through all of our work we work in close connection and partnership with the national LGBT rights movement including the Human Rights Campaign, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Freedom to Marry, the National Center for Transgender Equality, the ACLU, the federation of state equality organizations and more.

Website:
http://www.basicrights.org/

Contact:
PHONE 503-222-6151
FAX: 503-236-6686

Mailing Address:
PO Box 40625
Portland, OR 97240

 

Rainbow Health Resources:

Rainbow Health Resources (RHR) is a volunteer non-profit public health sector. We promote sexual responsibility and anti-bullying programs, as well as encouraging schools to deal positively with all students through character building.

Physical Address and Phone:

Rainbow Health Resources
P.O. Box 322,
Corvallis, OR 97330

541-753-9955

 

Valley AIDS Information Network (VAIN)

Valley AIDS Information Network, Inc. "VAIN" is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1989 as the community's answer to the HIV/AIDS Crisis in Benton and Linn Counties Oregon. VAIN is an all volunteer AIDS Service Organization that relies on the community's financial support in order to operate our programs.

VAIN's mission statement is two-fold: To prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Hepatitis-C by providing community educational and support programs -And- To provide support to persons living with HIV/AIDS, their families, and their caregivers.

Valley AIDS Information Network, Inc.

Mailing Address: PO Box 971  Corvallis, OR 97339-0971

Phone: 541 752-6322

Website: ValleyAIDSInfo.org

 

Corvallis/Albany Help line:

Please refer to PFLAG/Pride Center/Women’s center also.

Corvallis/Albany Helpline 1: 541.928.6834 

Corvallis/Albany Helpline 2: 541.752.0889 

Daytime Phone: 541.928.6834

 

Lavender Womyn Corvallis/Albany Chapter

 Lavender Womyn is a lesbian social group, which was originally started in Oregon, but has since grown into multiple chapters throughout different places.  This lesbian social network was created to give lesbians a safe and fun place to be who they are.  To be able to speak freely about their life with others, to be completely at ease to be themselves, and to be able to interact with others who understand.  A place where lesbians can..."Dance With Life...and have the Freedom To Be."

The Corvallis-Albany, Oregon chapter is a social and networking group for Benton and Linn counties and beyond. We welcome all women-loving women, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, etc. Members are encouraged to arrange occasional activities such as brunch and potlucks. Ongoing events currently include DiningOut, a monthly coffee klatch in Lebanon, and a lesbian fiction book club. This website is not always kept up-to-date, so members are notified about social gatherings and events in the community through a Yahoo! email group. If you'd like to be in communication with this group, you can join Corvallis-Albany's Yahoo! Email group by clicking here.

To find out more about the Corvallis-Albany Chapter, please visit the "About Our Chapter" page.

 

National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who saw the urgent need for a consistent voice in Washington DC for transgender people.

NCTE provides this presence by monitoring federal activity and communicating this activity to our members around the country, providing congressional education, and establishing a center of expertise on transgender issues.

NCTE also works to strengthen the transgender movement and individual investment in this movement by highlighting opportunities for coalition building, promoting available resources, and providing technical assistance and training to transpeople and our allies

NCTE sees this type of assistance as strengthening new and existing transgender organizations and our allies, initiating coalition building, and empowering state and local advocates who can mobilize on the federal level.

Mission 

The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.

By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation's capital and around the country.