Friday, December 18, 2009

Last Girls Aloud Dance! Party! Social! of the DECADE! We are an all inclusive event so grab your brothers...

and check it out Saturday Dec. 26th. at Cozmic Pizza starting @ 8pm.

As always, $5 cover when you bring at least 2 non-perishable food items for Food For Lane County. ($7 w/o)

Girls Aloud is a fun, social experience. Enjoy the great food, fine wine and organic beer. We are open to everyone who is supportive of womyncentric events!

Dj heshe will have the best disco, funk, r&b, 80's, 90's and all the great dance hits you love. Send us 4 song suggestions (slow songs encouraged!) to: itsgirlsaloud@gmail.com in exchange for a $4 cover!

We'll be polling guests and for 2010 well raise money for a different, local, non-profit organization each month!

Help us spread the word! Become our friend or suggest us a friend to others on facebook (G Aloud Eugene) for an additional $1 off!

see you there.....peace!

Monday, November 30, 2009

NEXT GIRLS ALOUD SAT. DEC 26TH

featuring Dj heshe
COZMIC PIZZA 8TH & CHARNELTON
8 PM TO MIDNIGHT
$5 w/ 2 or more non perishable food donationns for Food For Lane County
$7 otherwise
OR! Send us 4 song requests to itsgirlsaloud@gmail.com for a $4 cover!
Whatta Deal!!!




Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

after tonites debate - come to the queer underground - all are welcome!

Parents upset over school photo display
Eugene (KMTR) - A photographic display at a Eugene school is causing controversy, and there's a meeting Thursday night to talk about it.

The display is up at Buena Vista-Meadowlark Elementary school is part of a traveling photo project put together by the Community Alliance for Lane County (CALC).

Some parents are upset about a photo of a transgender person which depicts a woman who is mixed race, with a slight beard. A short written biography of the woman that appears with the picture uses the word "queer." The objecting parents say it introduces an adult subject—sexuality—they don't think is appropriate for younger students.

The school’s principal, BJ Blake, says the display is supposed to expose students to pictures of people of mixed racial and ethnic backgrounds, like many of the students. Blake says she's not teaching kids about sex.

“When we talk about the photo, it's going to be only in the area of respect. And if you see that word, that word is never to be used to hurt, that word is never to be used to label, that word is never to be used to discriminate or harm anybody,” Blake said.

Some parents have written letters to the school. They say their children ask questions and they don't think a person can use the word “queer” in reference to a transgendered person, without talking about sex. Those parents think they are the ones who should bring that discussion up with their own children when they think their children are old enough to understand.
But other parents don't have a problem with the photo. They think personal bias is the problem.

Clark Barry, the parent of a first-grader, says parents like him have “concern for the innocence of their children. Are they ready for these discussions yet? They're still learning their ABC's, they're still learning how to spell, now we're going to bring in gender identification and chromosomes and a lot of other things that take us deep, deep, deep into philosophical debates.”

Another first-grade parent, Amanda Bowden-Gil, says, “It all comes down to educating our children and not discriminating and being open minded and lacking prejudice in general.”

The photos have been taken down and the captions are being revised to make the wording more relatable for elementary school students. But Blake says the photos will go back up and the word "queer" is expected to stay.

The meeting with parents is scheduled for Thursday night, May 21st at 6:00 p.m. at the school at 1500 Queens Way, off Cal Young Road in Eugene.

The Lane Educational Service District says the display will eventually circulate through other elementary schools in Lane County.

queer underground tonite at diablos...downstairs


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

UPCOMING EVENTS

the queer underground dance party at Diablos every Thursday night - $3.

Girls Aloud Wine Tour – Sunday, May 24th from 10 am – 6pm - 35 womyn – 1 bus – beer and wine plus picnic and snacks provided - $30 – pre registration required.

Girls Aloud Dance Party Social Saturday, May 30 from 8 – midnight $7 w/ $2 off w/ 2 or more food items for food for lane county.

Queer Womyns Speed Dating – Friday, June 5th from 7 – 9 pm at Eugene Coffee Company (for the non wine drinkers) 14 womyn - $15 – pre registration required.

Portland Pride Party bus – details to come – Saturday and Sunday – June 13 – 14. Beer and wine served on the bus!

Queer Womyns Speed Dating - Saturday, June 20th from 6:30 – 9 pm at The Broadway – 18 womyn - $20 – pre registration required.

Girls Aloud Dance Party Social Saturday, June 27th from 8 – midnight $7 w/ $2 off w/ 2 or more food items for Food For Lane County.

Email thequeerunderground@gmail.com for more details!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Girls Aloud Wine Tour

Sunday, May 24th 10 a.m. to……?
35 womyn - 1 bus. We'll be pouring the beer and wine on the bus while we tour 3 local wineries.
We're also providing snacks and a picnic lunch.
$30 – pre registration required.
Please mail check/money order/cash to:
PO Box 209
Eugene, OR 97440
NOTE! IF WRITING A CHECK PLEASE HAVE IT PAID TO THE ORDER OF: LAURA J MCNAMARA
Questions? Email us at thequeerunderground@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Anti-Racist Training For White Women

Saturday afternoon around 2:30 pm, Ffiona Morgan will be giving a l-l/2 hr. workshop, entitled Anti-Racist Training For White Women.
This workshop will integrate the experiences of individual group members with feedback from the Presenter and others in the group. Presenter will also give an introduction and lead a release ritual at the end of the workshop
For more information, please call 654-0424

This is a free workshop that has been of great benefit in the past when it was scheduled at various venues.

Information on the Conference
Beyond Patriarchy 2009 Vision Statement
Beyond Patriarchy is a gathering intended to provide information, support, and healing surrounding all forms of oppression through a radical and feminist perspective. Patriarchy is a system of domination which privileges masculinity and enforces strict, exclusive, and unequal gender roles, and which interlocks with racism, homophobia, transphobia, ablism, xenophobia, and all other forms of oppression. Patriarchy affects people of all genders in our interpersonal relationships and everyday lives. As a community, we must work to see beyond dualities, dismantle hierarchies, and engage in multi-issue organizing that creates radical and liberating change for all of us.
Beyond Patriarchy 2009 will:
(1) explore the roots and legacies of patriarchy;
(2) seek solutions to anti-body, anti-woman, anti-color, anti-queer, and anti-nature systems of violence and entitlement that harm all of us;
(3) create a space for healing and growth.
Towards those ends, Beyond Patriarchy 2009 will serve as open space:
a) to build awareness of issues surrounding the many forms of patriarchy;
b) to facilitate inspiration for how our growing communities can organize resistance;
c) to squash the dominating theory, generating new insight and dialogue within an ever-growing conversation regarding oppression of womyn, of men, and of people who are gender-variant;
d) to take an intersectional approach to anti-oppression politics, thereby building solidarity among movements;
e) to examine how our daily lives are affected by patriarchy; and
f) wherein all beings come together to heal wounds and build community support.

STOP BY THE ECC BEFORE GIRLS ALOUD FRIDAY!

8 TO 9 P.M. FRIDAY, MAY 1ST
FREE!

Virginia Cohen, Singer/Songwriter
Eugene Coffee Company 1840 Chambers St.

Presented by Out/Loud which is a U of O student-driven festival for queer women's music, artists, and performers who self-identify as women and/or who self-identity as allies to queer women's music.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Batwoman, the red-headed lesbian, is unleashed at last


As Bruce Wayne's future remains in doubt, comic book unveils a 'successor'
By Guy Adams in Los Angeles

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Holy sexuality, Batman!

Two months after his untimely death, the creators of Gotham City's crime-fighting superhero, Bruce Wayne, have finally unveiled his politically-correct replacement: a ginger-haired, lesbian socialite called Batwoman.


The publisher of Detective Comics, the iconic title which for 60 years has revolved around the recently-deceased Wayne, revealed this week that future editions of the comic book will star his long-standing female counterpart, whose real name is Kathy Kane.


Described as "a lesbian socialite by night and a crime-fighter by later in the night", Batwoman will be the subject of at least 12 issues. It will be the most high-profile appearance by a gay superhero in any book published by the legendary DC Comics.


As her alter-ego, Batwoman, Ms Kane wears knee-high red stiletto boots and a figure-hugging black outfit. Two years ago, she made headlines when it emerged that she was the ex-lover of Renee Montoya, a Gotham City police detective.


Although Kane has enjoyed only fleeting appearances in Batman comics since being "outed", writer Greg Rucka – who is in charge of this summer's run of Detective Comics – said Bruce Wayne's apparent death had provided the perfect opportunity to make her the subject of his prestigious series.


"We have been waiting to unlock her. It's long overdue," he said in an interview with the Comic Book Resources website. "Yes, she's a lesbian. She's also a redhead. It is an element of her character. It is not her character. If people are going to have problems with it, that's their issue. That's certainly not mine."


The news represents a significant cultural landmark for the gay rights movement, and follows a concerted effort by DC Comics to introduce more characters from ethnic and sexual minorities. However, Rucka hopes that the new titles, which are due to be released in June, will not be overshadowed by controversy about Kane's sexuality.


"I think there is going to be some media," he said. "I can't control it. You've got to remember, Wonder Woman got a haircut and that became news. So it will be what it is."


"My job is to write the best book I can, about a character that I think is exceptionally cool, that J.H. Williams [his co-writer and artist] thinks is exceptionally cool, that DC Comics thinks is exceptionally cool and worthy of being the lead player in Detective Comics," he added. "Frankly, she should be judged on her merits."


The last episode of Detective Comics ended with Batman's millionaire alter-ego Bruce Wayne being ejected from a speeding aircraft without his famous cape and face-mask.


He is now presumed dead (although it is an unwritten rule of comics that superheroes can always be reincarnated) and Mr Rucka said future editions will revolve around a selection of potential heirs, including Batwoman, Catwoman and Bruce Wayne's purported son, Damien, fighting to succeed him.

Monday, March 23, 2009

This is what President I Would Be?

I am not going to delve too much deeper into that which is Facebook Quizzes....
William McKinley
Very ambitious.
Always trying to keep up with the times, without spending too much money. Though some might accuse you of being a suck up, it always boils down to politics.
You are almost friendly to a fault.
Even though peace is your primary concern, if a fight is needed, your opponent has one.
You are compatible with Grant.

Well it could be worse - I could be Fillmore....

Thursday, March 19, 2009

This Explains Alot...


Batman to Be Replaced by Lesbian Counterpart

by Tom Radler

Feb 12th 2009

Crime-fighters come in many shapes and sizes, but until now they didn't come in the woman-seeking-woman variety.

DC Comics, however, is spotlighting a red-headed lesbian to take over for erstwhile Batman Bruce Wayne -- who suffered apparently fatal injuries in a recent issue of the Batman series.

Batwoman, whose daytime persona is Katherine "Kate" Kane, is described as "lesbian socialite by night and a crime-fighter by later in the night," and she's due to star in the series for at least twelve issues, beginning in June.

The Batwoman character was first introduced in 1956 as a possible love interest for Batman. She didn't come out as a lesbian until 2006, after it was revealed that she was the ex-lover of a female police detective.

Given the predominantly male readership of comic books, we wonder what factors played into DC's decision to put Batwoman in the lead.

Questions Raised: Is the sexual orientation of comic book heroes relevant? Will this effort for diversification lead to different stories that straight-male Batman couldn't provide?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

yep it happened

Um......I guess I should say thank you? Thanks for not disrespecting me while tracking your interest. I appreciate it and will very soon be able to talk freely - be free - smarter.....

Monday, March 2, 2009

3x in March


thursday, march 12th
thursday, march 19th
saturday, march 21st
$3 cover

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Girls Aloud still in the headlines on craigslist



From a Craigslist Ad Eugene W4W Forum regarding Girls Aloud vs. HotFlash
http://eugene.craigslist.org/w4w/
LEAVE IT ALONE ALREADY

I have not wanted to get involved in arguments about the dances, as I do not think it serves the higher good. I will say a few things now, but I will not post about it again, so if you are looking for a debate...have kids or something!

No one event, or group, is going to serve everyone. Nor is everyone wanting to go to every event. This is a very difficult community of women to serve. I am thrilled that Girls Aloud is stepping up to the plate with something different. So they aren't perfect and have made mistakes....who is or hasn't???

The more events, the more we will be out getting to know each other, coming together celebrating. Hot Flash felt very exclusive & clique, to me. I disliked the music and rarely had a good time, as I didn't know folks. I only went when I felt desperate for community, and usually left feeling the same. Club Pynk is more fun, but has chosen a location that has a reputation for being unsafe for women. I stopped going to John Henry's years ago because of negative energy & being attacked on the dance floor by college boys. Though I tried Pynk a couple of times; I won't support JH anymore.

I will continue to support Girls Aloud. I like the music & have always loved the venue. I find people more open & friendly & am making new friends quickly. That their prices are lower is thoughtful & more inclusive, as they understand that we don't make as much here as in PDX. Also cool that they are giving back to our community with the food drive. I hope Girls Aloud has dances twice a month, as I would attend every time!

Stop thinking like minimalists & embrace abundance consciousness! Realize the more events there are, the better off we all are, whether they are on the same night or not. Our community can support it! But this back biting and "us vs. them" attitude is most harmful. Please stop attacking each other!

Be the change you want to see and help create a loving, inclusive woman's community in Eugene.
====================================================================
Well said.
And I want to state for the record that we were not intending to be in direct competition w/ HotFlash on Valentines Day.
We hoped that with only a one hour overlap there wouldnt be any hurt feelings.

We at Girls Aloud focus on our community its needs as we see them. We feel there is enough room for everyone and for even more!


as always - peace - love - and freedom!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

We HaD aLoT oF fUn!


We danced - we boogied - were going to make some exciting announcements by March 1st......

I know that my weight is discussed a lot by some but I think I'm pretty average - look I didnt even photoshop out the little roll I have - like a mini muffin top.


Phat axceptance now!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

$29K+ raised for Jakobi Mulgrave

Even with the economy the way it is right now – communities are still banding together to support one another. This was very evident yesterday when the fundraiser at Papas Pizza raised $29,185.01for the Jakobi Mulgrave Medical Fund –

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

JAKOBI MULGRAVE MEDICAL FUND


Please come into Papa’s and help us out!

With your support on February 11, 2009 we can have a really successful fundraiser!

Follow the link to print out this flyer into Papa’s Pizza on February 11th and the fund will receive 50% of the value of the food you purchase!

Buy a pizza, salad, soup or breadsticks and Papa’s will donate 50% of your order.

I'm having a mini garlic chicken pizza.....yum!


By KVAL.com Staff
EUGENE, Ore. -- While the 10-year-old boy who survived Eugene's deadliest car crash in memory recovers in Portland, his supporters plan to have a pizza party in his honor today.
Jakobi Mulgrave, 10, survived the Jan. 21 crash that killed 4 people, including his mother.


The driver of one of the vehicles faces four counts of manslaughter and other charges, and Jakobi's father filed a lawsuit on his son's behalf against the driver of the car, the car's owner and two establishments where the plaintiff says the driver consumed alcohol before the crash.
Supporters plan a vaeriety of fundraisers for Jakobi, including an event Wednesday at area Papa's Pizza restaurants.


The fundraiser requires boosters to download a flier and submit it with their purchase.
As extra incentive, the two businesses that purchase the most pizza Wednesday for employees will be eligible for a $100 gift card to Oregon Electric Station or Sixth Street Grill, according the Jaclyn Moore, fundraising coordinator.


Moore said businesses must write their business name on the flier. She said it would take about a week to determine the winners and present the gift cards.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Morning Java @ Allan Bros w/ the Wild Womyn Coffee Group then later.....

HoLd ThE pHoNe LeBrOn

from the register guard regarding Former Commish Green's DUII....

"Kletzok declined to disclose Green’s blood-alcohol content at the time of his arrest, citing state law governing the release of information gathered during criminal investigations."

Huh? How come I knew Matthew Elmers B.A.L. hours after he made his Register Guard debut for the now infamous West 11th massacre?

Am I missing something?

Green charged with DUII

He admits making a serious error in judgment and apologizes

Published: Feb 6, 2009 11:15PM


Former Lane County Commissioner Bobby Green was arrested Thursday night in Eugene on a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge, police said Friday.

A Eugene police officer stopped Green’s Chevy Blazer on Echo Hollow Road in west Eugene at 11:31 p.m. after seeing the vehicle stray from its traffic lane, police department spokeswoman Melinda Kletzok said.

The officer conducted a field-sobriety test and determined that Green, 54, was intoxicated, Kletzok said.

The officer transported Green to Eugene City Hall, where further testing was done, Kletzok said.

Green was cited on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and failure to drive within a lane, and later released from police custody. He was not taken to jail.

“He was treated just like anybody else” arrested on a drunken-driving charge, Kletzok said.

Green was ordered to appear in Eugene Municipal Court on the charges on Feb. 19.

Kletzok said Green was “very compliant” when he was taken into custody. Green was alone in the Blazer when he was pulled over, Kletzok said.

Green, who served 13 years as the county’s north Eugene commissioner before being narrowly defeated in last November’s election by Rob Handy, spoke briefly about his arrest when contacted Friday by The Register-Guard.

“I acknowledge I made a serious error in judgment and one that I will learn from,” he said, adding that he has apologized to his family, friends and other community members. “I now ask that our privacy be respected as we deal with this matter.”

Kletzok declined to disclose Green’s blood-alcohol content at the time of his arrest, citing state law governing the release of information gathered during criminal investigations.

After losing his commissioner seat, Green was hired last month to work as a lobbyist for the Salem-based Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs.

The nonprofit organization represents agencies from around the state that provide addiction treatment services and programs for developmentally disabled and mentally ill people.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

VALENTINE'S DAY!

Saturday, February 14th , 2009
From 8:00 PM - MIDNIGHT

Who doesn't love gathering at Cozmic Pizza?
Full menu along w/ beer and wine available for purchase on event night.

We've booked the whole building for a safe comfortable environment for all! Come to eat - come to have a drink - come to dance!


We are a group of LOCAL WOMYN who want to rock w/ you on the dance floor!

FEATURING EUGENE HOMEGROWN DJ AMANDA!

$7 or $5 with at least 2 cans of food to benefit FOOD FOR LANE COUNTY

COZMIC PIZZA 199 W 8TH Ave. Eugene

NIA Technique

Hi Friends,

I am enjoying teaching NIA so much again this week. Especially the Aqua NIA class that started on Tuesday. Thank you to those of you who attended. What a wonderful time we had. Many of you have asked for a reminder, so here it is. Please pass this onto to others who might enjoy attending.

All my classes are at Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St.
Call 683-7506 for all registration, except my morning classes.
Showers are available at the pool for $1.
Both pool & yoga center have separate scholarships available; just ask for an application at each office.

M – W – F
8-9 am ongoing classes w/Katie $6-9 sliding scale drop in rate and $50. for unlimited morning classes for 4 weeks.

Monday
4:30 – 5:30 pm NIA For Self-Healing Series (starts 1/12) w/Katie $8 drop-in rate $75 per 10 week series

Tuesday (every other Tuesday, thru Feb.)
7:30 – 8:45 pm Aqua NIA Series (starts 1/13) w/Katie $9 drop-in rate $30 per 4 week series
Aqua Dance with Teresa are on the alternating Tuesdays....super fun!

Wednesday
4:15 – 5:15 pm Classic NIA (starts 1/14) w/Janet (my mentor, friend, and NIA Black Belt) $8 drop-in rate $75 per 10 week series

Friday
4:30 – 5:30 pm Classic NIA Series w/World Music! (starts 1/16) w/Katie $8 drop-in rate $75 per 10 week series

If the "series" classes are well attended, they will eventually become ongoing, so we won't have breaks between terms. And if they aren't, the classes could be cut by the end of the month, so don't wait to attend a class, if you are interested.

If you need babysitting for an afternoon or evening class, or some other time,my son Ethan, now 14, is Red Cross certified & needing new clients.

The info is also available thru the links below. Please don't hesitate to call me with questions. I look forward to dancing with you all!!!

Much pleasure & peace,
Katie
--
Katie Strong
NIA Technique White Belt
541-485-9953

Soromundi Fundraiser

            EUGENE COFFEE CO

            &

            DR.ROXANNE CARON

            present

            MundiWorldPoker

            Cowgirl Poker Night!

            dress w/attitude!

            (WIN A $10.00 COFFEE CARD!?)

            all women welcome!

            WHEN:1st Saturday of the month

            feb 7, march 7, april 4

            SOCIAL:6:00

            POKER:7:00

            WHERE: Eugene Coffee Co. 1840 Chambers

            $20.00 buy-in

            winner receives double

            her buy-in

            2nd place=$20.00

            coffee card

            Seats goin' quick

            to reserve:

            new players encouraged

            we have cheat sheets

            &

            friendly dealers

            Sue will have her coffee card special and other surprises

            GOT kdlang TICKETS?

            stop by for a cuppa java and

            get your raffle tickets to win 2

            orchestra seats

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dance Party Social with GIRLS ALOUD at Cozmic Pizza this Saturday!


Bring your daughters! Bring your mothers!

This is a dance party social for all womyn 18+ regardless of orientation!


Saturday, January 31st, 2009

From 8:00 PM - MIDNIGHT


Who doesn't love gathering at Cozmic Pizza? Full menu along w/ beer and wine available for purchase on event night. We've booked the whole building for a safe comfortable environment for all! Come to eat - come to have a drink - come to dance!


We are a group of LOCAL WOMYN who want to rock w/ you on the dance floor!

FEATURING EUGENE HOMEGROWN DJ AMANDA!


Feel left out of the bar scene because youre not yet 21? Our dance is 18+!

$7 or $5 with at least 2 cans of food to benefit FOOD FOR LANE COUNTY

COZMIC PIZZA 199 W 8TH Ave. Eugene


Help us get the word out for this one of a kind event! See you there!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Friggin drunks. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!

A friend got stabbed last night trying to 86 a drunk from a local watering hole.

He was doing his job. And for his hard work he was rewarded with multiple lacerations, a night in the hospital, and a worker comp form (827) to process. Sheesh and on a Tuesday no less!

Big Strong Girlfriend and I almost went to that pub last night. We most likely wouldve been playing pool with my bouncer friend's girlfriend.

What the hell? Why the violence? Why?

Friggin old batty loony ugly dumbass good for nothing loser drunks.

HoPe U gEt HuMpEd ToDaY

Sure cuz its Wednesday. Or perhaps you just need to get laid. Either way I hope you score.

Like that new graphic? My friend Colleen did that up for me. I love it!

I broke my new years resolution today. I swore off the yummy hashbrowns from the hospital cafeteria. 28 days is pretty good. I'm going to allow myself the crunchy goodness once a month.

See? I like to compromise - not BE compromised. I dont like to be put into compromising positions - to which currently I am in a few!

But there aint anything I can do about any of them. And none of them are that important anyhow. They dont stop me from waking up each day happy as hell - being a productive, employed member of society - doing right by myself and those I love (which is many!) - and hitting the hay every night lucky to be alive.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

its going to be a crazy week

and im all the sudden very popular - lol - which is funny to me.
l word @ eugene coffee company tomorrow - then business meetings the rest of the week.
how crazy!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ok! Now that we've cleared that up.....

What an exciting week it was! Queer Womyns Speed Dating was a great success. I challenged the womyn throughout the evening to refrain from posting anything on craigslist regarding QSD and they exceeded my expectations! Great work ya'll!

Ahhh so I have a few days to breathe. Well one night really - tomorrow I'll be focusing on the upcoming dances and some more super cool announcements that are going to really get people talking - and it WONT be about craigslist or nutty professors.

2009 has started off with a bang!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Enjoy Justin Scott King w/ the QSD crowd Sat at Eugene Coffee Company!

Justin Scott King played some beautiful music at Queer Womyns Speed Dating last night didn't he ladies?
Singer/songwriter - with some Beatles and James Taylor thrown in - so smooth - so perfect for the vibe we had going on.....fantastic!

If you were unable to attend this round - please join us this Saturday from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Eugene Coffee Co - near the corner of 18th and Chambers.

Last night $20 was raised for Sexual Assault Support Services of Lane County. SASS is a non-profit organization providing community education, outreach, advocacy and support to survivors of sexual violence and their families.

Also - more than 50 pounds worth of food has been donated to Food For Lane County! Wow!!! As the second largest food bank in the state, FOOD for Lane County finds creative solutions to hunger and its root causes.

Great work systers! So please - lets celebrate ourselves, each other and our wonderful community.

See you this Saturday at the Eugene Coffee Company. While youre there put your email on their mailing list so you can get updates about their groovy Monday night gig - Showtimes' the L Word - previous weeks episode starts at 6:30 p.m. but get there as soon as 6 because last week it was packed - wall to wall - womyn!!!

Oh and while I have your attention - see you NEXT SATURDAY, JANUARY 31ST AT COZMIC PIZZA FOR THE FIRST OF THE MONTHLY GIRLS ALOUD DANCES FEATURING LOCAL HOMEGROWN DJ AMANDA!!!

peace and love! Laura J McNamara

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

BiG StRoNG gIrLFrIeNd.....

ToNiTeS tHe NiGhT!


Finally! Queer Womyns Speed Dating is tonight at The Broadway. 22-24 womyn will be attending. I'm very excited.

I'm already starting to think about the next event - and I feel I should change the name to Queer Womyns Connections or Meetup - or something terribly clever. :)

I'm getting in the zone - bringing my alter-ego LJ out for the day. She has a one day pass.....ha!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

QUEER WOMYNS SPEED DATING 1.21!

This is it!
Wednesday, January 21st
Mixer starts at 6:30 pm
Dating starts at 7 p.m.
The Broadway - 200 W Broadway - on the corner of Broadway and Charnelton.
Beer and wine available for purchase - snacks provided!

We are happy to host Justin Scott King and friends as our musical guests!
JSK is a talented local musician who will perform throughout the event and will sing for us during the 20 minute intermission halfway thru the night. Awesome!

So this is how it'll work....You'll come into The Broadway and complete your registration. I need everyone to email me how they want to be contacted - phone/email or both sooner rather than later please! You'll confirm your contact information and collect your QSD number and booklet. Each date will last three minutes. Once the bell rings everyone will move to their next seat. (volunteers will assist you if you lose your way) :O)

If you are interested in your date - you'll write her QSD number in your booklet. At the end of the night you'll return the booklets to the registration. Matches are mutual - and this is a numbers game ladies! I'll contact you by Friday at 10 a.m. with your matches.

Questions? Email me! Email me anyways w/ your contact info! Hooray!
love and peace
Laura J McNamara

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

GIRLS ALOUD DANCE PARTY SOCIAL 1.31.09


Saturday, January 31st, 2009

From 8:00 PM - MIDNIGHT


We are a group of LOCAL WOMYN who want to rock w/ you on the dance floor!


FEATURING EUGENE HOMEGROWN DJ AMANDA!

DJ Amanda has been working hard collecting your input to spin the best tunes.


And who doesn't love gathering at Cozmic Pizza?

Full menu along w/ beer and wine available for purchase on event night.


Feel left out of the bar scene because youre not yet 21?

Our dance is 18+!


$7 or $5 with at least 2 cans of food to benefit

FOOD FOR LANE COUNTY


COZMIC PIZZA

199 W 8TH Ave. Eugene