Eugene and Springfield Community Resources
There are several community organizations and websites available that will help you to stay connected with the LGBT community of Lane County. Community group events will be posted to our calendar but, if you have interest in joining one of these groups or organizations we have also provided the necessary contact and background information below.
Queer Eugene is an LGBTQ website for the Eugene and Springfield area. The website provides news, events, information on what's happening in the community, resources, and a listing of LGBT-friendly businesses and organizations within the community. They also serve communities across Lane County and throughout Corvallis and Salem.
Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays of Eugene (PFLAG)
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. For more information on the local chapter of PFLAG call the Information Line Number: 541-302-4422.
Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC)
The 1966 mission of CALC was to mobilize opposition to the Vietnam War. Over forty years later, CALC continues to challenge militarism, but has deepened our mission to educate and mobilize for peace, human dignity and social, racial and economic justice. CALC addresses root causes of oppression by seeking to change attitudes, behaviors, and policy through education, activism, and cultural means. They aim to challenge themselves and others to address privilege and power, to work collaboratively as effective allies, and help build leadership, especially for disempowered and marginalized people. CALC works for a multi-racial, multi-class, multi-gendered, multi-generational movement on social justice issues and projects.
HIV Alliance provides support, prevention and education throughout Lane County, Oregon. It is dedicated to a future free of HIV/AIDS. HIV Alliance provides a multitude of services to the community of Lane County which include; comprehensive and holistic support services, dental services, prevention services and educational presentations. Its mission is to support individuals that are living with HIV/AIDS and to prevent new HIV infections. HIV Alliance values collaboration, empowerment, adaptability and innovation, continuous improvement and non judgment. It hopes to become an international model for effective and efficient HIV prevention, advocacy, care and education.
HIV Alliance’s Center for Client and Prevention Services is located at:
1966 Garden Ave.
Eugene, OR 97403
White Bird Clinic
White Bird is a collective environment organized to enable people to gain control of their social, emotional and physical well-being through direct service, education and community. They are a non-profit human service agency that has been serving the people of Lane County for over 40 years. They have developed a broad range of services and respond to over 60,000 service requests annually.
The White Bird staff is familiar with most community resources. You can reach their LGBT-friendly counselors at (541) 687-4000.
Community Youth Resources
Gay Straight Alliances
Gay Straight Alliances or GSAs are student-run groups that are
found in High Schools and Universities across the United States. These groups
are intended to provide a safe and supportive environment for students who
identify as a part of the LGBTQA community and their allies.
GSAs in Eugene/Springfield area High Schools:
North Eugene High School
Advisor: Fred Gorelick
Springfield High School
Advisor: Gladys Campbell
Thurston High School
Advisor: Jeannine Evans-Todahl
Sheldon High School
Advisor: Paul Shultz
South Eugene High School
Advisor: Julie McGlinsky
Willamette High School
Advisor: Mike Myers
Winston Churchill High School
Advisor: Debbie Oresik
Looking Glass is a program within the community that supports
teenagers when they are in need of assistance while trying to address difficult
problems. They offer support, treatment, and guidance to youth and their
families. Their programs help more than 8,500 children annually. Their program
deals with issues related to abuse, neglect, educational deficits, mental
health, drug addiction and homelessness.
Looking Glass Station 7 is an emergency shelter for
runaway and homeless youth between the ages of 11-17
This program also houses a 24-hour crisis intervention hotline
(541) 689-3111 that is available to anyone and anyone seeking guidance or
assistance in a time of need.
LGBTQ Youth Group
There is a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning
Youth Group for ages 13 - 18. It is drop-in oriented and adult-facilitated. The
meetings are sponsored by the Eugene chapter of PFLAG as a part of their youth
services partnership. The group provides support, information, fun and snacks.
All services are free and confidential. Meetings are Fridays from 4:00-6:00 PM
at the Amazon Community Center at 2700 Hilyard, Eugene.
For more information feel free to contact them at 541-684-3466