Contents 1 LGBT pride festival 2 History highlights 3 Recreation and social activities 4 References 4.1 Sources 5 External links

LGBT pride festival[edit] Since 1993, committee volunteers have organized the Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival each year in August, rather than in June, "which is Pride Month, but you know that unique Eugene thing: We're different,"[1] according to the town's alternative newspaper. "Plus, we're too busy at the pride celebrations of the city to the north in June. So: We're later, we're smaller, but we're still proud."[1] The Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival is supported by sponsorships and volunteer help.[2]

History highlights[edit] 1969 - UO's Gay Peoples Alliance forms 1974 - UO's Pride Week organized 1975 - Lane County hotspots: Mother Kali's 1978 - Ordinance banning discrimination against LGBT repealed in Eugene 1983 - Lane County hotspots: Club Arena 1992 - Springfield anti-gay Ballot Measure 20-08 passes 1994 - Statewide anti-gay Measure 9 fails 1993 - Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival location: Amazon Park, Eugene 1994 - Citizens United Against Discrimination forms in Lane County, 1994 - Statewide Anti-gay Measure 13 fails 1994 through 2000 Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival location: Maurie Jacobs Park, Eugene 2001 though 2013 - Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival location: Alton Baker Park, Eugene 2010 - Gay in the Park location: Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene 2015 - The Wayward Lamb opens Source:[3]

Recreation and social activities[edit] A dedicated LGBTQ space, "The Wayward Lamb" opened in August 2015.[3] Calling itself "Eugene's Official Queer Pub", the venue also offers a private event space and "unique dedicated queer programming".[4][5] A variety of other LGBTQ social, political, and support groups meet in Eugene: Eugene Interweave is a church-supported group "dedicated to the spiritual, political, and social well being of gay Unitarian Universalists, allies, friends, and community". The group sponsors a potluck and film on the second Friday each month.[6] Imperial Sovereign Court of the Emerald Empire is a non-profit social and community service organization hosting performances and activities to raise funds for local community charities and services.[7] The Broadway Revue Burlesque Show performs every Sunday evening at Luckeys Club Cigar Store, one of the oldest businesses in downtown Eugene.[8] Rain BoWomen meet twice monthly for dinner at restaurants in the Eugene/Springfield area.[9] Soromundi Lesbian Chorus of Eugene ("sisters of the world") is a non-audition choir open to all women, celebrating themselves and community as "a visible expression of lesbian pride".[10] Additional local resources are listed by the University of Oregon on the UOUT site.[11]

References[edit] ^ a b "It's time to celebrate the Gay!". Eugene Weekly. Aug 9, 2007. Retrieved June 12, 2014.  ^ "Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival - Home". Retrieved 2016-06-03.  ^ a b "Eugene/Springfield Pride Committee". Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival. 2014. Retrieved June 12, 2014.  ^ Meny, Ellen (2015-08-29). "The new Wayward Lamb calls itself 'Eugene's Official Queer Pub'". KVAL. Retrieved 2016-06-03.  ^ "Eugene's newest queer destination". The Wayward Lamb. Retrieved 2016-06-03.  ^ "Interweave". Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene. Retrieved 2016-06-03.  ^ "The Imperial Sovreign Court of the Emerald Empire". Retrieved 2016-06-03.  ^ "The Broadway Revue Burlesque Show". Luckeys Club and Cigar Store. June 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2016.  ^ "Rain BoWomen - Facebook". Retrieved 2016-06-03.  ^ "soromundi". soromundi. Retrieved 2016-06-03.  ^ "University of Oregon - UOut - Community Resources". Retrieved 2016-06-03.  Sources[edit] Eugene makes list of America's most gay friendly cities. KVAL News, Jan 11, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2014. Eugene ranked seventh gayest city in America Daily Emerald, Jan 11, 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2014. Eugene-Springfield LGBT Pride Festival Eugene Weekly, Retrieved June 12, 2014. Aug 8, 2013. Gay Friendly? Eugene Weekly, Feb 14, 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2014. Gayest Cities in America, The Advocate, January 9, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2014. It's time to celebrate The Gay! Eugene Weekly: News, Aug 09, 2007. Retrieved June 12, 2014. LGBT Travel Eugene, Cascades & Coast - Travel Lane County. Retrieved June 12, 2014.

External links[edit] Diversity Retrieved June 12, 2014. Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival Retrieved June 12, 2014. UOUT Where Community Connects Retrieved June 12, 2014. v t e LGBT culture in the United States Austin Boston Chicago Dallas-Fort Worth Detroit Eugene Houston Los Angeles New York City Philadelphia Portland San Francisco Seattle Culture portal LGBT portal Oregon portal Retrieved from ",_Oregon&oldid=815353940" Categories: Culture of Eugene, OregonLGBT culture in Oregon

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