LGBTQ Resources

If you have any resources to add, we encourage you to send an e-mail to the Safe Zone committee at or contact us on Facebook


Western Oregon University Resources

The list below represents some offices that are LGBTQ friendly and are connected with the Safe Zone on campus. Feel free to contact any of these offices for support or resources.


LGBTQ Specific

Triangle Alliance– This is WOU’s GLBTQ student group.
ASWOU’s Gender and Sexual Diversity Advocate
ASWOU’s Director of Equal Rights Organizer
Stonewall Center– This is the queer resource center, in WUC 108C, is ran by ASWOU’s Gender and Sexual Diversity Advocate.
(503) 838-8367


General On Campus Resources

University Diversity Committee– This committee is designed to serve the diverse population of WOU and all of their unique challenges. They have created a Diversity Statement that can be found on their website.
Student Affairs Committee on Inclusion (SACI)– SACI was created to promote inclusion and encourage inclusion competency. Be sure to look for more information at their website.
Student Health and Counseling Center
(503) 838-8313
Campus Public Safety
(503) 838-8481
Public Safety
Diversity Commitment Scholarship– This scholarship is awarded to incoming first years and transfer students. For more information, visit their website.


Beyond WOU

Local Community Resources

Please note that Safe Zone does not have any direct affiliation with these organizations nor are we being paid to list them. We include these resources simply as information. Use at your own discretion.

LGBTQ Specific

Polk County Health and Human Services-(503) 623-8175-Website
Salem GLBTQ Resources– Extensive list of resources, links and organizations in the Salem area found on Salem Pride’s website.
Corvallis Resources– OSU’s Pride Center has an extensive list of Corvallis Resources on their website

Statewide, National, and Online LGBTQ Resources


GLBTQ– The world’s largest online encyclopedia all about the queer community.
GLBT Near Me– The database has information about local resources for the Queer community
Remedy’s Health Communities– This online resource is not LGBTQ specific, but they have an extensive collection of health articles specific to almost every part of the community. Note: Transgender health has its own page, so be sure to search for “LGBTQ” and “transgender”separately.
Basic Rights Oregon
Human Rights Campaign Foundation
National Consortium of Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resources in Higher Education
PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation


Queer People of Color Specific

National Black Justice Coalition– This national organization focuses on the intersectionality between Black and African American identity and LGBTQ identities.
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter– PFLAG’s first chapter dedicated to working for the specific, and often unacknowledged, needs of Black and African American LGBTQ folk can be found in Portland and online.
Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF)– This group is based in the Northwest and focuses on provided leadership for those who are API and also LGBTQ.


College Specific


Campus Pride– This site is created to give resources and support for those who are working for LGBTQ individuals at colleges and universities.
Campus Pride Index– This site has a huge directory of colleges and how well they treat the LGBTQ communities.



Bisexual & Pansexual Specific

American Institute of Bisexuality– This website has a plethora of information. Everything from spirituality to grants to sexual health, all from a bisexual perspective.
BiNet USA– Don’t let the name fool you, this site was created prior to the common use of the term pansexual. They have resources for anyone who many identify as bisexual, pansexual, or fluid.


Transgender & Genderqueer Specific


TransBucket– A photo sharing site for transgender people to share their post-surgery photos in a safe and respectful space.
Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide– An honest, comprehensive guide on everything about FTM transition and life.
Safe2Pee– A directory of gender neutral bathrooms designed to make going to the bathroom safer for gender non-conforming people. Also check out the app TranSquat, an app that utilizes Safe2Pee’s database. The website and app also have the ability for users to add bathrooms not already in the database.
Transgender Care– This website has extensive information about medical transition for MTF women. Be warned, some of the language is insensitive and does not reflect the experiences of trans women, but much of the information is helpful.
TONI Project– This site, created by the National Center for Transgender Equality, was created to get on-the-ground information of colleges’ treatment of transgender students. Individuals can create a page for their school with specific information about name change forms, people to talk to, and policies affecting trans students.



Intersex Specific


Bodies Like Ours– An online forum for those who are intersex. Topics vary, as posts are created by members, but the general theme is support and understanding.



Asexual Specific

The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)- A community site full of information about asexuality as well as online community forums for asexual people.


Communities of Faith Specific

Welcoming Congregations– This Oregon and SW Washington organization has created an interfaith network of open and supportive synagogues, mosques, temples, churches, and religious groups for those who are LGBTQ.


The following links are to organizations that are specific to particular faiths. Rather than list information about each organization, the link has been listed with the name of the specific spiritual path of each site.




Episcopalism –




Conversion Therapy Recovery


Beyond Ex-Gay– Sadly, religion is not always kind to those who are LGBTQ. In the unfortunate event that you or someone you know has unwillingly undergone conversion therapy, this site might help in the healing process.