Beloved Community,

We are with you.

We know that the most valuable resources that TransPonder provides involve opportunities to gather together and share community, resources, and connection.

We are committed to creating avenues where this can still happen.

We will be moving as many community support and social groups online as we can (dependent on facilitator availability) through the Zoom platform. We will do this until further notice.

We have a trans and gender diverse only email/list serve and private Facebook group to connect with other trans and gender diverse people. We also have an Allies email list, Please email info@transponder.community to be added to either email list serve.

We will be posting valuable resources online regarding services, rights, and relief, so please stay tuned to our Facebook page: Click HERE.

We are incredibly resilient, and we are disproportionately impacted. We are all holding a lot right now. We are here to weather this storm together.

Sincerely,

The TransPonder Team


Events

Our support groups are on Zoom, and we are offering two weekly events on Zoom, including yoga and our NEW TransPonder Book Club.

At least until after the end of the year, TransPonder won’t be offering these events: Social Hour, We/Us/Ours Happy Hour, or our Sober Social.

Support Groups on Zoom

Trans/Gender Diverse Community Support Group • Second Saturday of the month • 3:30 p.m. PDT • Click HERE

Let’s Talk Transgender with Allies & Supporters • Fourth Saturday of the month • 3:30 p.m. PDT • Click HERE

TBIPOC-only Affinity Discussion/Support Group • Last Sunday of the month • 1:30 p.m. PDT • Click HERE

Weekly Events on Zoom

TransPonder Book Club • Every Tuesday • 5 p.m. PDT • Click HERE

Trans/Gender Diverse Yoga • Every Wednesday • 5:30 p.m. PDT • Click HERE


HIV Alliance Injection Supply Delivery Program

HIV Alliance and TransPonder is offering a syringe and hormone injection supply delivery service. You can place an order by filling out this form: CLICK HERE

Orders MUST be place by Tuesday at 5 p.m. or they will be bumped to the next week. Requests will be dropped off by a TransPonder volunteer via no contact delivery on Thursdays at no specific time.

Please email oblio@transponder.community if you have questions.

Injection Supplies Delivery Program Form

HIV Alliance Trans Resources

Our vital partnership with HIV Alliance continues to strengthen during these challenging times. In response to COVID-19, we are adapting our services with them, which will be in effect until stated otherwise.

HIV Alliance continues to offer syringe drop off, testing opportunities, and mental/behavioral help opportunities. Their behavioral health team has experience working with our trans/gender diverse community. 

We are over the moon to be able to offer resource navigation with Anthony, who worked with TransPonder for years providing our syringe exchange, testing, education, and support. There are a bunch of resources to navigate, and it can be stressful to coordinate all of these resources to fit anyone’s individual needs, so Anthony will be available to help us coordinate care that is affirming of our trans/gender diverse identities.

If you need help navigating and/or coordinating HIV Alliance’s resources, please contact Anthony at (541)228-2790.

Testing

Testing hours at HIV Alliance have been modified. You can complete a form on their website to be mailed a home testing kit, or you can call Alondra at (541)228-5264 to be screened for an office appointment. To get a home testing kit, please visit their website and fill out the form at the bottom of the website page.

HIV Alliance website: https://hivalliance.org/covid-19

HIV Alliance COVID-19 Webpage

PrEP Coordination

If you are interested in PrEP, please contact HIV Alliance’s PrEP coordinator, Shannon, at (541)228-8465. Shannon can help you find a provider who prescribes PrEP, find financial assistance programs to pay for the medication or co-pays, and help you apply for OHP.

For more information about PrEP, visit: https://hivalliance.org/prevent/prevention-meds

Information on PrEP

OHP Enrollment

The HIV Alliance has trained applications assistants to help you apply for OHP. You can call Anthony at (541)228-2790. He will be able to walk you through the process via telephone.


MECCA Pride Art Kits

Due to COVID, MECCA in Eugene is partnering with TransPonder to provide free art kits that can be delivered to your door. These can be for personal use, or you can share your art with us!

For more information and to fill out a request for a kit, visit: https://forms.gle/kggJBpSosPE3YEkA9

MECCA Art Kit Request Form