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Allies
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Feminism
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Art
Art can broaden our horizons and help to connect us with the
people around us.

Transitioning
According to the What We Know Project transitioning can result in improved quality of life, greater relationship satisfaction as well as higher self-esteem
and confidence.
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Dating and Relationships
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Aphroditus
Early references to Aphroditus are found in the coastal city of Amathus,
one of the royal cities on the island of Cyprus.

Bath Houses
In past decades bath houses provided an important venue for people to
socialize.

Gender Expression

Transphobia
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TDoR

Androgyny
People who are andryogynous express their gender in ways which are not
limited to a single identity.
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Blood Donation
Working together we can ensure that our blood supply remains safe while affording everyone who wishes to donate an opportunity to do so.
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Community Calendar
March 31
April 18
June
June 12
June 28
September 23
September 30
October
November 13
November 20
Community Centers
Community centers can be a valuable resource for information about transition, employment and healthcare. They can also help you to stay in touch with other members of your local community.

Confirmation Surgery
Bringing your physical characteristics and functional abilities into
alignment with the person you know yourself to be.
Conversion Therapy
Efforts to change a person's gender identity or sexual orientation.

The Equality Act
The Pride Flag
The Equality Act would ensure that access to public accommodations, job
offerings and health care services is handled sensibly and fairly.
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Gender Identity

Gender Fluidity
The flowers below are Solanum plastisexum which change gender several times throughout their lifetime.
Solanum plastisexum
The Gender Myths
The Gender Myths are structured as a series of myths and clarifications. The
text of the Myths can be found here.
Gender Myths
Gender Non Conforming (GNC)
Expressing yourself in a manner which is not in keeping with traditional expectations.

Hanky Code
In past decades people placed a handkerchief in their back pocket as a
means of signaling their romantic or fetish interests.

The Leather Pride Flag
Pride is both a celebration of and a challenge to respect diversity. Designed in 1989 by Tony DeBlase the Leather Pride Flag was first displayed in the Portland Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade in that same year. Almost thirty years after its creation the flag continues to stand as a beacon of fellowship for everyone in the community from those who have shepherded us through decades of challenge to those recently arrived.
Important PointDid you know that the Pride Movement's name was inspired by the
Stokely Carmichael Civil Rights Movement slogan Black is Beautiful

Heteronormativity
The assumption that heterosexuality is normal and that other sexual
orientations are not.

Human Rights

Pronouns / Dos and Dont's
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Misgendering

Munches
Casual meetings for members of a local BDSM community. Munches are generally open to anyone who wishes to attend and provide a means for existing community members to keep in touch as well as giving new persons an opportunity to become acquainted with established members.

NAMES Project
The NAMES Project celebrates the lives of those we have lost.

Non-Binary
People who are non-binary have a gender identity which is not limited to a
single gender expression.

Older Adults
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Open To All
Efforts to make federal non-discrimination laws more inclusive.
You can visit opentoall.com to read about the initiative.

Pangender
Having qualities typically associated with more than one gender identity.
Pansexuality
Attraction to persons who's gender identity is similar to our own as well as
persons who's gender identity is not similar to our own.
"I don't check any particular box. I've never caught feelings for anyone because they were a male or a female. I feel for people because of who they are not
what they are."
-- Tammy Ferebee

Passing Privilege
Preferential treatment of people who's gender expression conforms to
cisgender standards.
Play
Engaging in BDSM activities.
Play Party
A gathering where persons holding an interest in BDSM meet to socialize and engage in BDSM activities.
Poetry
Poetry can help to bring meaning to the events which shape our lives.
Pride March
A human rights gathering allowing participants to join together to voice their
support for the community and raise awareness of the challenges faced
by other members.
Sizeism
Treating people differently based on their shape or stature. When meeting potential partners in our community it's important to keep in mind that
amazing people come in all shapes and sizes.

Sodomy Laws
In 2003 the Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting intimacy between
persons of the same gender are unconstitutional.
Stonewall
Stonewall occurred shortly after 3 AM on June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn
in Greenwich Village, New York.

Two Spirits
Appreciation for people who are Two Spirit originated with the indigenous
peoples of the First Nations.

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