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What: TransPonder 2022 Gala: MasQUEERade

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene

When: Saturday, October 15 @ 7-11p. Doors open at 6:30p.

Who: Ages 18+

Tickets: $100

On Saturday, October 15, we are hosting our Annual Gala fundraiser to celebrate one decade of serving the community. The theme for this year’s Gala is MasQUEERade. We’ll enjoy hor d’oeuvres by Mishjacks Catering, live entertainment by Haus of Blunt, poetry readings, community acknowledgements and awards, and then we’ll dance the night away.

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  • Performances by Haus of Blunt, Candy Whoreholla, and Edd Zackly
  • Poetry readings by Jack Fluke and Jaylen
  • Music and dancing

Poet: Jack Fluke

Jack, smiling, with a sparkling sun and trees taken from a mountaintop in the background.Jack Fluke is writing about his transgender thoughts, transgender experiences, and pesky human emotions. He wouldn’t be here without the communities that have helped him along the way. Love floats from him to his family, his friends, his shoes, and everything else that has supported him along the way.

Raffle Prizes

This is a list of raffle prizes, listed separately, for our raffle. We’ll be grouping some of these prizes together on the night of the event. Note: this list will be updated as prizes come in.

  • $100 gift card to Rye
  • Eugene Science Center Passes
  • Ohm Beads $222 gift card
  • Wild Light Yoga gift basket w/ membership gift card
  • Free month of online musical lessons from Songsmith Studios

Can’t Attend the Gala?

No worries, we’re also holding a Pre-party! See details by clicking the button, below.

CLICK HERE for the Preparty Information

Food & Drink

Each ticket comes with two free drink tickets! We’ll have beer, wine, kombucha, and sparkling water available.


Small bites provided by Mishjacks Catering: https://www.mishjackscatering.com/

Wagyu Beef Sliders (GF*) 
Oregon wagyu beef burgers served open-faced on rondelles of French bread with red onion confit, mini brie, cherry tomatoes & cornichon 

“Shrimp & Grits” (GF) 
Mini towers of firm, cooked yellow corn grits fried until crispy & golden brown on the outside, yet creamy in the center, topped with grilled wild gulf shrimp & sweet, salty bacon jam

Vegetarian Pan Bagnat (VG, GF*) 
A stunning French bread tartine of herbed flageolet gigante spread, marinated heirloom cherry tomatoes, Niçoise olives, haricot verts, shaved watermelon radish & caperberries

Savory Sweet Potato Beignets (V, VG, GF*) 
A variation of the classic, New Orleans-style light fritter, topped with buttered sorghum & garnished with a crispy yam chiffonade

Sweet & Spicy Lollipop Chicken (GF) 
Creole-spiced organic “frenched” chicken legs cooked until crispy & juicy, then smothered in a hot honey glaze


*allergens will be listed at the venue


  • Masks are required at the event.
  • If you are attending, you are agreeing that you are either vaccinated or have had a negative COVID test within 48 hours. (Please see our COVID practices: CLICK HERE.)
  • We ask attendees to not wear fragrance.
  • The venue is all on the ground floor and has ramp access.
  • The building itself has no carpets and only a few rugs.
  • There is a private bathroom which is also wheelchair accessible.
  • There are four designated Handicap Parking spaces.
  • There will be standard height dining tables available for those with accessibility needs; please inquire with the registration staff at the event.
  • The performances are anticipated to be loud; please bring ear protection if you’re sensitive.
  • We will be recording the event for anyone who can’t attend.

TBA: We do not have a confirmed ASL interpreter at this time, but we’ll update this space with details when we do.

Interested in Volunteering?

All volunteers get a gratuitous ticket to the Gala–hurry while there are still spots available!

Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp: https://signup.com/go/gXykigg

Thank you, Sponsors!

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