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 »