Group Requests Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

EUGENE, Ore. — A student group at the University of Oregon is asking for change on campus to help all students. Last week, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Alliance (LGBTQA) issued a gender-inclusive bathroom challenge. Those who took part only used bathrooms designated for both genders. Leaders of the group want more gender-inclusive bathrooms … Continue reading »

Obama Signs LGBT Executive Order

Washington, D.C. (CNN) —  President Obama signed an executive order Monday, prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of gender and sexual orientation. The President said the action means LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) federal employees will now be protected from discrimination. “Thanks to your passionate advocacy and irrefutable rightness of your cause, … Continue reading »

Anti-Discrimination Act Passes Senate

EUGENE, Ore. — Senator Jeff Merkley was celebrating a big victory Friday on the University of Oregon campus, but it may be short lived. A bill that would ban workplace discrimination against gays and transgendered people passed the Senate under his leadership. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is now in the hands of the House … Continue reading »

Magazine Ranks Eugene 7th Gayest US City

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene is the 7th gayest city in America, according to the magazine, The Advocate. Each year, the magazine bases its survey on a different ranking system. This year, it evaluated cities based on nine diverse criteria, including the number of LGBT elected leaders, fabulous shopping and roller derby leagues. Eugene earned all … Continue reading »

LGBT Community Mourns Activist’s Death

January 14, 2010 By Brandi Smith LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The peace keeper. The rock. The trailblazer. Dan Cook’s closest friends have a lot of words they can use to describe him. What they can’t seem to put into words is the impact he had on their lives. “He’s been an amazing inspiration to a … Continue reading »