We're a group of LGBTQ ladies and trans friends who like boozin' and goofin' with other LGBTQ ladies and trans friends now and then.
Whether you're single or committed (or it's complicated), butch or femme (or somewhere in between), into beer or the hard stuff (or even if being DD is more your speed), let's make friends and make all of Eugene our gay bar!
Not sure if you're an LGBTQ Lady? Labels are complicated; we understand. So come have a drink with us, and you can decide if this group is right for you! (If you're straight and cisgender, though, you're probably in the wrong place!)
Did you see that The Advocate named Eugene one of the 2016 queerest cities in the US? Partly because the Eugene LGBTQ Ladies are amazing and awesome!
-Members should be at least 21 years old. We go places and do things. And often there is alcohol involved.
-This is a private group, which means only other group members can see our event details and photos and your group photo/bio--we understand that some ladies might not be out in all areas of their lives.
-Upload an identifiable photo of yourself. We have a commitment to the safety and fair treatment of our members. It just ain't cool to be cryptic! Besides, we want to see your beautiful face, and it makes it easier to find each other at events. Oh, and use your preferred first name. (Contact Andrea if you're not sure how to change your group photo.)
-We'll try to meet at least twice every month on varying days of the week and at different times so that everyone has a chance to attend.
-RSVP and come to the events! Put them in your fancy phone calendar! This group is only successful if we all make an effort to show up and socialize a little. Excessive no-shows and/or inactivity may lead to removal from the group.
-We like to imbibe and have fun, but we urge members to drink responsibly, whether that means walking to events, using a DD, or taking a taxi. Safety first!
-That being said, if you are visibly too drunk to drive and an organizer asks you to take a taxi or a ride from someone who is sober and you refuse, you will be removed from the group.
-If you arrive at an event already intoxicated, you may be asked to leave.
-Attendees will be asked to provide $1 (suggested) dues fee at each event. This can be done with cash given to the event organizer or by paying through Meetup on the event page. Any fees/dues/donations collected will be used to cover the Meetup.com fees, defer the cost of promotional items and events, and/or provide a ride home for anyone who the organizers feel cannot safely get home after an event.
-The organizers are unpaid volunteers. We do this just for the fun of it because we love our community!
-The group organizers welcome and respect the diversity of our members and expect other members to do the same. We strive to provide a supportive atmosphere for all LGBTQ ladies regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, marital status, or place of origin. We think that's a pretty cool way to be. If you don't agree, then this group is not for you.
-Liability/not fun stuff: While we make every attempt to provide a fun and safe time, by signing up to attend an event, you assume full responsibility for your own health, safety, and well-being while in attendance and while traveling to/from events. The organizers of the Eugene LGBTQ Ladies' Happy Hour assume no liability for your health or safety during social events, and members assume responsibility for their own medical costs in the case of illness or accident.
-Only members of the Eugene LGBTQ Ladies' Happy Hour should attend meetups, though exceptions may be made for other LGBTQ ladies (partners, trusted friends, etc.) and for public meetups (e.g. THERSDAY happy hour at the Wayward Lamb, Pride, etc.). Out of respect for the other group members, please do not bring or invite individuals to private meetup events who would not self-identify as an LGBTQ lady. And if they are an LGBTQ lady, encourage them to join the group and RSVP separately!