TransPonder Happenings Newsletter

Announcements: Yoga classes meet this week!

Sat, May 20: Queer Community Day

What: community day to celebrate day against homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia
When: Saturday, May 20 from noon to 4p
Where: 1185 Arthur St.
Who: Everyone, all ages

🌷As we approach International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, save the date for Queer Community Day, hosted by @hivalliance and @transponderoregon at our Queer Resource Center (1185 Arthur St.) on Saturday, May 20 from 12-4p. To foster community, connection, and creativity, we’ll have art projects, snacks, tabling from community partners, a raffle, community focus groups on accessing gender-affirming care, and free STI testing.There will be gift card incentives for the STI testing, and folks who participate in testing, an art project, and/or a focus group can enter the raffle.

CLICK HERE for More Information

Tues, May 16: 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

Wed, May 17: Queer Youth Yoga

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Classes are FREE. All genders, sexualities, and expressions welcome. These classes are also for all abilities, bodies, and experience levels. Bring your friends!

Wednesdays @ 4p – Willamette High School

1801 Echo Hollow Rd, Eugene, OR 97402
Room #61
All youth, ages 12-17

There are yoga mats available.

Check in at the office, and they’ll show you the way to Classroom #61. You do not have to be a student at Bethel SD or WHS to attend the class!

This class is made possible by a grant from First Congregational Church, and a partnership with Bethel School District.

Wednesdays @ 6p – Sheldon Community Center

2445 Willakenzie Rd, Eugene, OR 97401
Hazelnut Room
All youth, ages 8-12

There are yoga mats, blocks, straps, 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

Wed, May 17: Gender Diverse Yoga

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What: Yoga class
When: Wednesdays @ 7p, see our website for dates
Who: Trans/gender-diverse folks, ages 13+
Where: In person (Sheldon Community Center) and virtual (Zoom)

Join us on Wednesdays @ 7p 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 + Zoom Link

Thurs, May 18: Queer Group Therapy

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Just a reminder that our queer therapy group is happening on Thursdays at 5:30-7p. This therapy group is for LGBTQIA folks, ages 18+, and those seeking to improve their wellness. You must see one of our behavioral health team members before attending group!

Please fill out our interest form to have someone reach out to you to schedule an appointment:

CLICK HERE for More Information

Thurs, May 18: Queer, Trans & Disability Group

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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 Google Meet Link

Sat, May 20: TransParent SPTG

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What: Support group for parents/caregivers
When: Every third Saturday @ 11a PT
Who: Parents, caregivers, guardians of trans/gender diverse youth
Where: Virtual on Google Meet

Join our support group for parents and guardians of trans and gender diverse children. This is a great place to get resources, talk about the current political environment for trans youth, and gather in community and support.

CLICK HERE for the Google Meet Link