TransPonder Happenings Newsletter

Announcements: The Trans Community Support Group doesn’t meet this week; we’ll be at PRIDE in the Park. Come say hi to us!

TransPonder is asking all our community members to update their contact information. Please do so here

If you are a resident of Lane or Douglas County and 18 or over, we would truly appreciate it if you could take this Community Health Equity Needs Survey in English or Spanish.

By taking this survey, you will help us improve local services for ALL people who live in Lane and Douglas Counties, especially populations most affected by barriers to quality health care. This information will be used by a community-led group called RISE of the Umpqua and Willamette Valleys to help address health needs by working with local organizations and to inform local policies and health systems, and encourage changes within the Oregon State Legislature.

The survey should take about 10 minutes to finish. After you have taken the survey, please share it with your friends, family and anyone else you know who lives in Lane or Douglas county. We especially want to hear from people who have had experiences with our health systems and people who are underrepresented or underserved in our communities.

To learn more about RISE of the Umpqua and Willamette Valleys, visit:

Si usted es residente de los condados de Lane o Douglas y tiene 18 años o más, le agradeceríamos que pudiera tomar esta encuesta de necesidades de equidad en salud comunitaria en inglés o español.

Al tomar la encuesta, nos ayudará a mejorar los servicios locales para TODAS las personas que viven en los condados de Lane y Douglas, especialmente las poblaciones más afectadas por las barreras a la atención médica de calidad. Esta información será utilizada por un grupo dirigido por la comunidad llamado RISE of the Umpqua y Willamette Valleys para ayudar a abordar las necesidades de salud trabajando con organizaciones locales e informar las políticas locales y los sistemas de salud, y fomentar cambios dentro de la Legislatura del Estado de Oregón.

La encuesta debe tardar unos 10 minutos en terminar. Después de haber realizado la encuesta, compártala con sus amigos, familiares y cualquier otra persona que conozca que viva en el condado de Lane o Douglas. Especialmente queremos escuchar a las personas que han tenido experiencias con nuestros sistemas de salud y a las personas que están subrepresentadas o desatendidas en nuestras comunidades.

Para más información sobre RISE of the Umpqua y Willamette Valleys, visite:

PRIDE in the Park

When: August 12th 10am to 7pm
Where: Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd, Eugene, OR 97401

CLICK HERE for more information

Tues, Aug 8: BOOK CLUB

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Our virtual, all ages, LGBTQIA, & allies welcome book club meets every Tuesday @ 5p PT.

We read books for, about, and by trans and gender diverse people! Click the photo for more information, including our recommendation list and a way to get a free digital copy of our discussion books.

CLICK HERE for the Google Meet Link


Join us for Trivia every Tuesday night this summer at Cornucopia in Springfield!

Trivia is free to play and teams may have up to 6 players each. There is limited capacity at the restaurant so come early to grab a table! There will be prizes and incentives for the winnings teams, plus Cornucopia will donate 10% of your check to TransPonder when shown the above graphic.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM


521 Main Street, Springfield

CLICK HERE for More Info


New time! We meet at 6p for the summer. Now on Google Meet.

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What: Yoga class
When: Wednesdays @ 6p; see our website for dates
Who: Trans/gender-diverse folks, ages 13+
Where: In person (Sheldon Community Center) & virtual (Google Meet)

Join us on Wednesdays @ 6p PT for a trans/gender-diverse yoga class at Sheldon Community Center (2445 Willakenzie Rd, Eugene) in the Hazelnut Room. There will be someone at the front desk who can direct you. We’ll have mats, blocks, straps, chairs, and bands available.

This class is made possible by a grant from Comunidad y Herencia Cultural and Eugene Arte Latino, and a partnership with the City of Eugene.⁠

CLICK HERE for More Information + Google Meet Link


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Click the photo for more information.

What: A support group for people who are queer or trans and are disabled
When: Thursdays @ 6p
Who: Queer & trans people who are disabled, ages 13+
Where: Online on Google Meet

The group is open to all LGBTQIA people, including trans, nonbinary, questioning, and gender-diverse folks, ages 13+. This is a space where queer and trans people with disabilities can chat about their experiences, discuss chosen topics, and share resources and validation. Email for the event link.

Please see this website page for dates we are meeting. You do not need to talk or use video to participate.

CLICK HERE for the Google Meet Link