Salem Oregon Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Support and Resources


Salem Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Resources

Browse the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) resources in Salem, Oregon. We provide a guide to organizations, business establishments and personal pages located in or serving our local community. We do not charge for listings and we do not sell anything on this site. To be listed, your business or organization must be owned by a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person, or be totally GLBT friendly. Please submit your GLBT resources. We appreciate links back to this site.


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Support Groups and Services
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender

Salem Capitol Forum - A GLBT friendly non-profit social service organization dedicated to serving the needs of individuals in Marion, Polk and Linn Counties.

Imperial Sovereign Court of the Willamette Empire - ISCWE is a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender organization that does fundraising for various charities in the Salem, Oregon area.

Equity Foundation - Offers grants to GLBT and friendly organizations in Salem and have scholarships available for GLBT students.
    Business Location:

620 SW 5th Ave. Suite #800
Portland, OR 97204
    Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 5696
Portland, OR 97228

Marion County Health Department - HIV education, information and support; provides confidential or anonymous HIV testing and counseling services.
HIV Prevention & Intervention

Contact: Ricardo Rodriguez, Health Resource Coordinator (Mon - Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm)
3180 Center St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-361-2381 confidential line

True Colors Alcoholics Anonymous Group - A GLBT friendly AA group, meets Thursdays at 6:30 pm at First Congregational Church. Non-smoking meetings, no fees.
1st Congregational Church
700 Marion St. N.E.
Salem, Oregon 97301
Salem Area Alcoholics Anonymous Web Site:
Meeting Information:

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) - Relatives and friends of GLBT and questioning people who desire respect, dignity and equality for all people regardless of sexual orientation or sexual identity.  PFLAG of Salem meets every third Monday from September through May, 7:00 pm, at the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, located at 700 Marion Street NE, in Salem.
Contact: Bill Hayden @ 503-362-8631 - - Pam Bowers @ 503-897-2524 - - Gloria Holland Smith @ 503-371-3920

Angles: Willamette University's Queer-Straight Alliance - A queer - straight alliance formed to provide and encourage the support, education, and visibility of gay - lesbian - bisexual - transgendered concerns and issues in the Willamette community.

Marionberry Salon Group - This groups reads and then discusses books that touch on the gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered experience. Conducts monthly meetings.

Salem Rainbow Youth, Inc. - Provides a safe, confidential social and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning, and straight youth and their friends aged 14-18.. Meets weekly on Thursdays.

Salem, Oregon Gay and Lesbian Information Hotline - Offers information by telephone regarding Salem gay and lesbian community resources.
Phone: 503-363-6618

Willamette Lamda Legal Organization (WiLLO) - WiLLO exists to promote the awareness of, and appreciation for, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered issues within the context of the law and to provide a forum for the discussion of those issues. We aim to support one another, educate those around us, and celebrate diversity.

Cascade Aids Project - Leading efforts to prevent new HIV infections, care for people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, educate communities to eliminate stigma and shame, and advocate for immediate action in combating the pandemic.
Oregon AIDS Hotline (Live Support Available)
208 SW Fifth Av., Suite 800
Portland, Oregon 97204
Phone: 503-223-5907

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Events in Salem, Oregon
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender

Capitol Pride - The annual Salem, Oregon Gay Pride event. We welcome all who are tolerant of others and wish to join in the celebration of our diversities and commonalities.

Lavender Womyn - This is a very active lesbian social group in Salem. They also have chapters in Eugene and Portland. View their events calendar online.

Imperial Sovereign Court of the Willamette Empire - The ISCWE keeps a busy schedule with many performances throughout the year. View their events calendar online.

Salem Area GLBT Calendar - A comprehensive listing of Salem area GLBT meetings is available at the Capitol Forum events calendar. You can contact any of the groups listed for more information.

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Gay and/or Bisexual Men
Organizations or Groups

Salem Gay Social Network - Salem area gay men's activity group. Site offers events calendar, announcements and general information.

Triangle Community - The oldest social activity group in the Salem-Keizer area.  Now in it's fifth year, the TC offers a variety of  events and has an extensive web site that contains valuable and useful information for gay men. 

Cherry City Guys - A social activity group for guys ages 21 through 35 in the greater Salem-Keizer community. The group exists for meeting, socializing and networking while building a positive face for gay men in the community. .

Salem, Oregon Gay and Lesbian Information Hotline - Offers information by telephone regarding Salem gay and lesbian community resources.
Phone: 503-363-6618

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Lesbian and/or Bisexual Women
Organizations or Groups

Lavender Womyn - A lesbian social group offering a place of support, fun and friendship. The group began in Salem, Oregon and now has chapters in Portland and Eugene as well.

Salem, Oregon Gay and Lesbian Information Hotline - Offers information by telephone regarding Salem gay and lesbian community resources.
Phone: 503-363-6618

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Transgender Organizations and Services

Salem Transgender Network - The Salem Transgender Network provides social activities, networking opportunities, peer support and local referrals for transgendered people. Free membership is open to all who self-identify as transgendered or intersexed including male to female, female to male, transsexuals, crossdressers and gender variant individuals.

Northwest Gender Alliance - Northwest Gender Alliance (NWGA), of Portland, Oregon, is a social, support and educational group for individuals who desire to explore and express another gender. This includes crossdressers, transsexuals, and other individuals who identify themselves as transgendered. NWGA accepts any gender role-- male to female or female to male.
P.O. Box 4928
Portland, OR 97208-4928
Information Phone Line: (503) 533-8787

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Nightclubs and Entertainment

Southside Speakeasy - Salem's own GLBT Speakeasy and Dance Pub, owned and operated by gay owners, for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight friends. See their web site for events and more information. Open 3:30pm until 2:00am, 7 Days a Week
3529 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE
Salem, OR
Phone 503-362-1139

Confluence Chorus - The Willamette Valley mixed gala chorus with frequent performances in Salem, Oregon. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
The Willamette Valley Mixed GALA Chorus
P.O. Box 2772
Salem, OR 97308-2772

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Churches and Religious Organizations

Brethren Mennonite Council for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Interests - A group of supportive persons that meet approximately every two months fellowshipping around potluck meals at different homes in the Willamette Valley. We welcome any and all persons curious about our group. Please feel free to contact us and learn when our next meeting is to be held.

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ - An open and affirming congregation welcoming everyone without regard to race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, economic class, marital status or physical/mental abilities.
700 Marion Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-363-3660

Freedom Friends Church (Quaker) - A Quaker Church that is welcoming to all people. Active supporters of the GLBT community. Christ-centered, inclusive worship Sundays at 10:30 am.
1845 Commercial St. SE
Salem, OR 97302
Phone: 503-269-8207

Morningside United Methodist Church - A reconciling congregation, believes that God loves all people. They welcome persons of every race, nationality, age, gender, social condition, ability marital status and sexual orientation.
3674 12th St, Salem, OR (South Salem at  the intersection of 12th & Harris)
Phone: 503-364-5013

Saint Mark Lutheran Church - Saint Mark Lutheran Church's welcoming statement reads, "We celebrate that Christ has made us one body with many members, all sharing in Godís grace and unconditional love. As a Reconciling in Christ congregation, we embrace all of Godís people, regardless of age, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or economic circumstance. We believe we are all unique and worthy individuals created by God. We joyfully welcome you to join us in worship, prayer, study, service and fellowship."
790 Marion St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-588-0141

Salem Spirit of Life Church - We extend a special welcome to LGBT persons. "We are a congregation of people who wish to worship the Lord and are of the belief that all people are welcome at God's table." The church holds Worship Services: Sunday at 11:00 am. Salem Spirit of Life Church has special events during the week.Pot Luck and Movie 3rd Friday at 6:00 pm.
1900 Hines Street
SE, Salem. Back entrance of MAPS building.
Phone (503) 508-6917

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem - A non-credal, liberal religion and a "welcoming congregation," celebrating the presence and participation of all peoples, including gays, lesbians, bisexuals and heterosexuals.
5090 Center Street NE
Salem, OR  97301
Phone: 503-364-0932

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Political Action Organizations

Basic Rights Oregon - One of the strongest pro-gay rights organizations in the country that has made Oregon a model for organizers nationwide. Basic Rights Oregon is founded on values that are very Oregonian: Fairness, Democracy, Acceptance and Justice for all.
PO Box 40625
Portland, OR 97240


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