I moved to Seattle from Cincinnati about 6 months ago, and haven't really had the extra time to look up ftm/trans group(s) in the area. I used to facilitate our group in Cinci, and kind of needed a break as well. Anyway, long story short, after 6 months I've met very few trans/gq id'd people in the area and really feel like this needs to change. I saw Ingersoll has a meeting every Wednesday night. Are there other meetings in the area as well? I know about the one at the Q Center at UW, but I prefer non-university related groups (which is ironic in that I actually work at the Q Center--but that's a whole other story). I believe I saw some postings on here, maybe last year (?), about meetings that I think were outside of these two.
Any directions to point me in would be great. Thanks!
Westboro Baptist Church (www.godhatesfags.com
) will be in Oregon on Monday, Nov. 24th to protest. This group originally started through Rev. Fred Phelps and travels the country protesting the rights (and existence) of LGBT people, soldiers who have fought in wars, and many others. They have been known to protest military funerals, as well as funerals of other innocent individuals based on their sexuality, race, religion, etc. This group will be in Portland in various locations, as well as Silverton, OR to protest Stu Rasmussan, the nations first transgender mayor.
We are a group of grassroots activists, queers and allies that have decided to turn the WBC's message of hate into something positive for our community. Rather than engaging this group with hate, we would like to fight them by raising money for an organization that supports our community, Outside In. You can see the services that Outside In provides to low-income adults and homeless youth, with lots of services for queer/trans youth, by visiting (www.outsidein.org
). We are asking our local businesses and individuals to donate any amount of money from $.05 and up, for each minute that Westboro Baptist Church protests in our community(with a minimum donation of $10.) The church is scheduled to protest from 7:30am to 12:30pm at various locations. The idea is that for every minute they spend in Oregon trying to tear our community down, they will actually be building us up.
How can you help?
Spread the word. Email you friends, your family, your neighbors, businesses.
Solicit donations. Make 3 calls to people you think might donate. Ask 3 businesses for support.
Donate to fight hate in Oregon!
Let's pull together and show this group that hate will not tear our community apart!
If you are interested in donating, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you after Monday the 24th to let you know how long the Westboro Baptist Church protested and how best to send in your contribution directly to Outside In. If you would you like to send in a flat donation amount directly to Outside In now, be sure to put "WBC" in the memo line or mention it with your donation.
please circulate to your networks....
Aaron Webster Community Forums - Stop the Violence!
The Centre in partnership with the Vancouver Police Department
invites you to a series of forums on violence against & within LGBT communities
Learn about police responses to hate crimes & relationship violence
Tell us about what is going on & what we can do together
to stop the violence & increse safety
Public Forums - all welcome
West End Public Forum: Monday, November 17, 7-9:30pm
Gordon Neighbourhood House, 1019 broughton Street
East Van Public Forum: Tuesday, December 2, 7-9:30pm
North Community Health Centre, 200 - 1651 Commercial Dr
Youth Community Forum: Friday, November 21, 7:30 - 10:00
Coal Harbour Community Centre, 480 Broughton St
TwoSpirit/Queers of Colour Community Forum: Monday, November 24, 7-9:30pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Trans Community Forum, Tuesday November 25, 7-9:30pm
North Community Health Centre, 200 - 1651 Commercial Dr
Information: call The Centre 604 684-5307
Supporters: Little Sisters Bookstore, Safe Choices, West Enders Against Violence
We gratefully acknowledge funding from Safe Streets & Safe Schools,
Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General
ALL QUEERS UNITE THIS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15th 2008
FIGHT the H8 Join the impact....
Protest for Queer rights
Meet at 10:30 am
Portland CITY hall
1221 SW 4th ave Portland Oregon....
We will be meeting in the South Park Blocks, south of the Farmer's Market.
WE WILL NOT BE SECOND CLASS CITZENS, WE WILL NOT BE VICTIMS, WE WILL NOT HIDE! UNITE AND FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO LIVE!
Bring Signs, banners and lots and lots of Queer LOVE and lets take to the STREETS !!!!!!!
THIS IS A NATIONAL PROTEST!
I was asked to post this in communities that I am in, feel free to repost info anywhere you feel there might be interest. 10TH Annual Seattle Day of Remembrance
Tuesday November 18th
5753 33rd Ave NE
Seattle WA 98105
Corner of 33rd Ave NE and NE 60th Street
performing his play
Capitol Pride 2008: "Celebrating 30 Years of Pride"
Saturday, August 2, 11am-7pm
Salem Riverfront Park
MC'd by Poison Waters & Kertie Right St. James
Nearly 50 vendors! Children's activities! Food! Schedule
11:00am - Opening, announcements & introductions
11:30am - Felina's Arrow band performs
12:30pm - Imperial Sovereign Court of the Willamette Empire title holders perform
1:00pm - Guest speaker - Laura Calvo, Regional Director of National Stonewall Democrats
1:30pm - Confluence, mixed GLBT chorus performs
2:30pm - Guest speaker - Jeana Frazzini, Executive Director of Basic Rights Oregon
3:30pm - Burlesquire and River City Riders perform
4:30pm - Shebang Girls, Eugene drag queen group performs
5:30pm - Felina's Arrow band performs
6:30pm - Drawing for prizes, announcements & thank you's
7:00pm - FREE underage (under 21) dance party & drag show on the Willamette Queen boat Sponsor's
: Eugene Pride, Pride Foundation, Equity Foundation, Southside Speakeasy, Salem Spirt of Life Church, Capitol Subaru, GLSEN, Sweet Spirit MCC, Bob's Bookstore, Wachovia, Just Out & Kelcema Productions!
Capitol Pride 2008, President
Has anyone gotten a hysto here in PDX?
How much did that run you,uninsured?
Who did you go with?
Has anyone had surgery with Dr. Foley? He's a plastic surgeon in Olympia who has supposedly done ftm top surgeries. I have no idea how many or how well. Have any of you had a consultation or surgery with him?
Also, do any of you see a Kaiser doctor for trans-related things? I have been paying out of pocket to see my first-choice doctor, but that is no longer an option for me financially. I have health benefits through Kaiser Permanente, so I'm looking for a doctor there who is willing to work with me and code stuff in a way that will get it covered by insurance. Portland or SW Washington area preferred, the farther north the better.
MC'd by Poison Waters and Kertie Right St. James with performances by River City Riders, Felina's Arrow, Bulesquire, She Bang Girls, ISCWE, and Confluence Chorus, guest speakers, youth party, and over 40 vendors!