The Rogue Action Center LGBTQ+ Listening Project was founded in 2019 to map the assets, challenges, and resources needed in the LGBTQ+ community in Jackson & Josephine counties and to boldly vision a thriving LGBTQ+ movement in our area.
We are a diverse queer community rooted in an inspiring local radical history, with many different skills and experiences for art and culture making, community building, and social justice organizing.
There are a lot of us here! Our networks contain people with a wide range of experiences and identities who share a commitment to intersectional queer organizing, intergenerational leadership, and community care.
Our vision is to create a region where LGBTQ+ people are connected, have a sense of belonging, are visible in the community, and are free to thrive no matter where we live, from Cave Junction, Ruch, and Grants Pass, to Medford and Ashland, and everywhere in between.
Our mission is to build organizing infrastructure, leaders, and community power for a just, inclusive, and sustainable Southern Oregon for everyone.
We put together a LGBTQ+ resource guide, send out a monthly newsletter of LGBTQ+ events and opportunities, host peer support groups for QTBIPOC community and LGBTQ+ youth in the Illinois Valley, and other occasional events to connect and build community.
You can sign up to volunteer at: www.tinyurl.com/lgbtqlisteningprojectvolunteer. You are also welcome to email email@example.com if you would prefer to get in touch directly.
The Rogue Action Center (RAC) was founded in 2017 as a community-based organizing group to effectively confront entrenched power structures rooted in white supremacy and exploitation, fill in local gaps in social justice organizing capacity, and to be a movement partner in the long-term effort to make progress on the racial and economic challenges our community faces. Housing justice organizing and policy work, the LGBTQ+ Listening Project, and organizing for welcoming and inclusive communities where everyone can feel safe enough to participate in local civic life have been the core issues the RAC has focused on prior to the impacts of Covid-19 and the Almeda and Obenchain Wildfires of 2020. Since 2020, the RAC has joined local partners at SO Health-E and Rogue Climate to set up and run the Phoenix-Talent Fire Relief Center to support wildfire survivors and organize for a recovery that brings all displaced families home as soon as possible.