Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols for community safety, the LGBT+ Education and Support Services office in Oregon Hall will not be open, but operating remotely.

LGBT+ Education and Support Services hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Program and event updates will be available at our Instagram, Facebook, and emailing list.

EventsCalendar of Events

Feb 26
All Sizes Fit Art Recruitment8:00 a.m.

All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign that aims to increase body positivity and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body." All...
February 1–26

All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign that aims to increase body positivity and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body." All Sizes Fit focuses on three principles:

Attention: Be in touch with your body and its signals. Your body is excellent at regulating and letting you know what it needs in order to perform optimally.
Appreciation: Appreciate everything your body allows you to do and the pleasure it provides. It is because of your body that you can engage in the activities you love and enjoy what life has to offer.
Acceptance: Accept all the assets you have rather than longing for what you do not. Much of your body composition is predetermined by your genetics.

Please submit this form if you would like to enter the 2021 All Sizes Fit Virtual Art Show. Your submission should be a representation of body positivity, body acceptance, body image, and/or All Sizes Fit. If you plan to enter more than one piece, please fill out this form for each piece.

https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9sK3KbpAMOuELsy

All entries due by Friday, February 26, 2021. After we receive your piece digitally we will send another form for you to complete where you can share more about your piece (e.g. title, artist statement, etc.)

1st Place Prize: $100 Duck Store Gift Certificate
2nd Place Prize: $75 Duck Store Gift Certificate
3rd Place Prize: $50 Duck Store Gift Certificate
Honorable Mentions (10): $10 Duck Store Gift Certificates

For any questions please contact Suzie Stadelman at sstadelm@uoregon.edu

We will accept entries from non-UO students, but only current UO students are eligible to win prizes. All entries will be screened to make sure they don't contain triggering or inappropriate imagery.

Feb 28
Aces and Aros Discussion Group1:00 p.m.

Aces and Aros is a subgroup of the LGBTQA3 for ace and aro students. We build community by holding discussion space and facilitating social connection. The group is open to anyone...
February 28–March 14

Aces and Aros is a subgroup of the LGBTQA3 for ace and aro students. We build community by holding discussion space and facilitating social connection. The group is open to anyone on the aro and/or ace spectrum and those who are questioning.

Meetings are held on Discord. Please email Khanks@uoregon.edu for the Discord link.

Mar 1
Winter Feast2:00 p.m.

Join us for a Winter Feast for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students. The Multicultural Education and Student Success, and the LGBT+ Education and Support Services are providing our...
February 22–March 1

Join us for a Winter Feast for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students. The Multicultural Education and Student Success, and the LGBT+ Education and Support Services are providing our LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC students a pre-made meal.

 

Meals are portioned per-person, and include Vegan, Vegan, Vegetarian, & Gluten Free option. You must RSVP to claim - supplies are limited!

 

Pick up:

Black Cultural Center Patio

Monday March 1st, 2021

2:00pm – 4:30pm

 

Menu:

Butter Chicken with Roasted Cauliflower and Jasmine Rice, served with a Side Salad, Garlic Naan, and Cookie

or

Vegan/Made-without-Gluten Winter Squash Curry with Jasmine Rice, served with a Large Salad, and Vegan/Made-without-Gluten Cookie

 

RSVP: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zVvpi6bD8JHr3E or tiny.cc/WinterFeast

For questions, or accommodations please contact hwilson2@uoregon.edu or djkq@uoregon.edu

 

Mar 1
LGBTQIA+ Jewish Social Hour5:00 p.m.

This space encourages LGBTQIA+ identifying Jewish students to connect their peers to build community, share their experiences, and have some fun conversations! This term, we...
February 22–March 8

This space encourages LGBTQIA+ identifying Jewish students to connect their peers to build community, share their experiences, and have some fun conversations!

This term, we are meeting on Zoom each Monday from 5-6 p.m.

RSVP to the email, nwaldman@uoregon.edu to receive the Zoom information.

Mar 2
Queer Trans Intersex Students of Color10:00 a.m.

QTISOC is a discussion and support group for students who identify as an ethnic minority or a student of color as well as lesbian, gay, transgender, or queer. This group...
February 23–March 9

QTISOC is a discussion and support group for students who identify as an ethnic minority or a student of color as well as lesbian, gay, transgender, or queer. This group works to support each other through navigating multiple identities and their college experiences.

Every Tuesday 10-11 am

Meeting ID: 956 1303 0812

Password: QTISOC

@uoqtisoc on Instagram and qtisoc@uoregon.edu for email

Mar 2
Queer and Christian7:00 p.m.

Are you queer and wanting to explore your spirituality/faith? Join us every Tuesday at 7pm in our queer-only group as we explore Jesus together! Some weeks we study the Bible and...
February 23–June 8

Are you queer and wanting to explore your spirituality/faith? Join us every Tuesday at 7pm in our queer-only group as we explore Jesus together! Some weeks we study the Bible and others we just find community amongst each other. All people are welcome at any point in their faith journey.

Mar 3
Trans/Gender Diverse Yoga Class5:30 p.m.

Trans/Gender Diverse Yoga Class is hosted by TransPonder every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Due to COVID, the classes are FREE and will be held on...
February 17–April 21

Trans/Gender Diverse Yoga Class is hosted by TransPonder every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Due to COVID, the classes are FREE and will be held on Zoom. Email info@transponder.community for link.

No prior yoga experience is required

All experience levels are welcome 

Trans/gender-diverse only

To be in a home in your body is a human right as well as an immense gift and privilege. To move in a way that feels seen and supported. To feel your breath and down-regulate your nervous system. We are here to support you and your path of wellness.

https://transponder.community/.../transgender-diverse.../

Mar 6
Annual Drag Show: Click and Drag7:00 p.m.

The LGBTQA3 Alliance presents the annual drag show, Click and Drag on March 6th, 2021, digitally over Zoom starting at 7:00pm. This is an all-ages show, and a Zoom account is...
March 6 7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

The LGBTQA3 Alliance presents the annual drag show, Click and Drag on March 6th, 2021, digitally over Zoom starting at 7:00pm.

This is an all-ages show, and a Zoom account is required to attend. ASL interpretation will be available at this event. Come see local performers show their artistic talent in Drag, a historic form of gender-bending expression within the LGBTQIA+ community.

We encourage attendees to bring tips for the performers (we will be showing their Venmo, Cashapp, Paypal, etc)! This show is free to attend, and pre-registration through the UO Ticket Office website is required to access the link.

DISCLAIMER: Tipping is at the discretion of the attendee and not under the purview of the LGBTQA3 or the drag show event. The link to the show will be sent to all those who register with their email on the day of the event, so keep your eyes out for it! We would like to thank the LGBT Education and Support Services for collaborating with the LGBTQA3 Alliance in hosting this event.

Link to Register: www.tickets.uoregon.edu/click-and-drag

Mar 8
John R. Moore Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to students who excel in their contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and allied (LGBTQIA+) community at...
February 8–March 22

This scholarship is presented to students who excel in their contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and allied (LGBTQIA+) community at the University of Oregon. Factors for selection may include leadership and service in the university LGBTQIA+ community, financial need, study and research as it relates to LGBTQIA issues, and/or commitment to supporting the progress of LGBTQIA+ civil rights movements.

Standards


Open to all undergraduate and graduate students
No GPA requirement
Nomination for the award is not required


How to Apply

To apply for the John R. Moore Scholarship please complete the following:


Honors and Awards supplemental questions (as applicable)
Respond "Yes" to the John R. Moore Scholarship question
Complete the John R. Moore supplemental question: "Describe how you have contributed to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community at the University of Oregon. This may include leadership positions, service to the LGBTQ community, study and research as it relates to LGBTQ issues and/or commitment to supporting the progress of LGBTQ civil rights."


Recipients of this award are invited to the annual Honors and Awards ceremony in spring 2020. For any questions regarding this application, please contact Haley Wilson at 541-346-6105 or hwilson2@uoregon.edu.

The Moore Scholarship application will be available until March 29th, 2021

https://dos.uoregon.edu/lgbt-scholarships

Mar 9
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group 5:00 p.m.

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) has a support group for members of the LGBTQIA+ community (18+) who have experienced any form of sexual violence in the past or present....
January 14 2020–June 28 2022
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) has a support group for members of the LGBTQIA+ community (18+) who have experienced any form of sexual violence in the past or present. SASS services are always free. http://sass-lane.org/

SASS's LGBTQIA+ Support Group

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 5-6:30 p.m.

For any self-identified members of the queer community age 18+ who have experienced sexual violence. 

Drop in. No registration needed. SASS services are always free. 

Mar 10
Hiring: Video Production Coordinator 10:00 a.m.

LGBTESS Video Production Coordinator #4438041 Handshake The Video Production Coordinator is responsible for editing and producing videos for Lavender Graduation, including...
March 10 10:00 a.m.

LGBTESS Video Production Coordinator #4438041 Handshake

The Video Production Coordinator is responsible for editing and producing videos for Lavender Graduation, including collecting graduation speeches and creating one or more videos for graduation day. This position includes corresponding with participants, collecting videos, editing content, using video editing software, and producing an accessible video before graduation on June 6th, 2021. This position is for the duration of Spring Term.

View the position duties and qualifications via Handshake or at this link.

Applications are due Wednesday, March 10th at 10:00 AM via handshake (#4438041). You may contact hwilson2@uoregon.edu with questions

A Campus for All

The LGBT Education and Support Services team works to affirm the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, aromantic, and allied (LGBTQIA+) students, faculty, and staff by providing educational and supportive resources. Our campus has been recognized as the top college in Oregon for LGBTQ students by the Campus Pride Index.

We are dedicated to providing space for all University of Oregon community members to explore their understanding of sexual/romantic orientation, gender, gender expression, and intersections of identities. We look forward to being in community with you.

2018 Best in Oregon for LGBT Students

Get Educated

LGBTESS offers programs that are designed to educate people about the truth and diversity of the lives of LGBTQIA+ individuals. Through ally training and panel discussions, we provide opportunities to share stories and ask questions in a way that fosters understanding, appreciation, and respect. Presentations are also available upon request.

 


 

Get Involved

Our student-driven outreach teams engage and empower LGBTQIA+ current and prospective students. Whether organizing events, being involved in campus organizations, or taking part in educational panels, our student employees and volunteers connect with the greater campus community, sharing resources to support students’ well-being and academic success.

In addition to our programs and services, there are organizations on and off campus, all focused on promoting awareness, education, support, and appreciation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer issues.

 


 

Get Resources

Resources for LGBTQIA+ students encourage holistic support through mental, medical, and community care. Several scholarships that are based on both merit and need, including our LGBTQIA+ Emergency Fund. Students are also invited to apply for LGBTESS-sponsored trips to conferences.

For students who are currently in or hoping to begin the process of transitioning while attending the UO, the university offers a variety of resources and services.

 


 

Navigate Campus

There's a reason we've been recognized nationally as one of the best colleges for LGBTQIA+ students. From gender equity housing options to LGBTQIA+ protections, we are committed to creating an environment of respect and encouragement for all of our students.

Donate: Support LGBTQIA+ Students in Crisis

You can help LGBTQIA+ students achieve their goals and offer security during a time of crisis!

Queer and transgender students of color are particularly likely to experience housing, food, and healthcare insecurities. The LGBTQIA+ Emergency Fund offers a financial safety net for LGBTQIA+ students. This award assists students in finding secure housing, food, medical and mental health resources, gender-affirming care, and other need-based assistance. Critically, this award prevents interruption in students’ academic journeys.

The demand for this award has dramatically increased due to COVID-19. During 2020, this award has been given to four times more recipients than previous years, with an average of $500 per award. Many recipients of the award are queer and trans students of color, and students with disabilities. You can help LGBTQIA+ students achieve their goals and offer security during a time of crisis.


LGBT Education and Support Services

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Haley Wilson
Coordinator, LGBTESS