Groups & Organizations
Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls
Roller derby is alive in south central Indiana, and it’s NOT your parents’ roller derby! Gone are the golden days of the 1940s and ’50s, when roller derby was more like a grueling test of endurance than a sport. Gone are the cheesy pro-wrestling-style derby bouts of the ’60s and ’70s, when the MANY fights were staged, scoring seemed like an afterthought, and oh my, that huge hair! Today’s roller derby is a rough, tough, athletic competition, but with enough trash-talkin’ attitude, wipeouts and injuries, and short skirts and fishnets to keep audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats. From a mere three teams in 2004, roller derby has exploded to include dozens of leagues — many with multiple teams — across the country. Wherever you find hard women who want to skate fast and beat other teams, you’ll find a roller derby league.
Bloomington Aces and Allies
Bloomington Aces and Allies is an asexual activist, support, and social group in Bloomington, Indiana. This will be an age-diverse group that welcomes all asexual people and allies. If you have any questions and/or are interested in being involved, please e-mail Regina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bloomington Gay Men’s Fellowship
BGMF has been meeting continuously since 1991. We sponsor monthly potluck suppers (twice-monthly during the summer) for gay and bisexual men. We usually meet on the second Sunday of every month in the home of a different fellowship host. Our gatherings are wholly social functions; we do not offer organized programs. We hope to see you at our next gathering. Bring your partner/friends!
Bringing Gay and Bisexual Men together in a comfortable atmosphere is our goal. We cordially invite you to attend our monthly pitch-in/get-togethers. We have a mix of members from the University and wider Bloomington communities. This is an opportunity for you to meet new people in a laid back atmosphere. Feel free to invite any gay or bisexual men you know who may be interested, and spread the word!
Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP)
The Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP) is a non-for-profit theatre which has been in the Bloomington community for the last 22 years. The mission of the BPP is to produce new works by local and national playwrights. Each year the BPP produces a season on new plays on their mainstage. Other programs include a growing Educational programs such as School of Dramatic Arts (SODA), Mini-Play Festival, Youth Theatre Ensemble; Cabaret Nouveau Series and Dark Alley Series. The BPP is located at 107 West 9th Street Bloomington, IN 47404. Our reservation hotline is (812) 355-9001. The BPP weekly email is sent out to inform the Bloomington community of ongoing and upcoming events. GLBT Friendly and welcomes volunteers.
Bloomington PolyNexus (BPN)
Founded in December 2005 and currently home to over 120 members, the Bloomington PolyNexus (BPN) serves as a hub for support, networking, social activities, education and advocacy for polyamorous, poly-friendly and poly-curious individuals and families in the Bloomington area. “Polyamory” is the concept of being open to having more than one loving, intimate relationship at a time, with the full knowledge and consent of all partners involved. BPN endeavors to create a safe and comfortable space for polyamorous and poly-curious people to meet each other, to educate ourselves and others about polyamory, and to build a community of support through education, social events and sharing. BPN is not a dating service and BPN-sponsored events never include sex. BPN welcomes poly-friendly people of all sexual and relationship orientations and identities.
Boxcar Books and Community Center Inc. and The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project exist to promote reading, self-education, social equality, and social welfare through increased accessibility to literature and workshops – and the promotion of a community to support these projects.
We offer a large selection of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender books and magazines, along with many other topics of social equality and welfare, we also offer a meeting space for organizations.
FairTalk – Discussions in Diversity
Address: P.O. Box 6434, Bloomington, IN 47407
Fair talk is a grassroots group made up of individuals engaged in community organizing and action. Our goal is to foster discussions in diversity to promote fairness for all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
GLB Speakers Bureau
Alternate email: email@example.com
What is the Speakers Bureau? The Speakers Bureau consists of volunteers who are willing to speak about their lives and experiences. A panel may range in number from two to six or more, representing all sexualities whenever possible. Heterosexual volunteers may also be present on panels. This may depend on the specific focus or request of an instructor or professor. If you would like more information about the GLB Speakers Bureau; or are interested in volunteering as a panelist please email Kathryn Brown at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 333 East Miller Drive, Bloomington, Indiana 47408
Illumenate is South Central Indiana’s preeminent social group for Gay/Bi/Trans men between the ages of 18-28! We provide a fun, safe environment to help us build a stronger and healthier community. All Young G/B/T men are invited to Core Group every Thursday at 6pm! Check us out at http://www.facebook.com/illumenate or contact us at email@example.com or go to http://illumenate.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html
LGBT Aging & Caring Network
The LGBT Aging & Caring Network envisions an inclusive and welcoming community that achieves a higher quality of life for LGBT Elders — and have a gay old time. We advocate and organize for the concerns of an aging LGBT community through caring networks that support and provide for social, educational and recreational opportunities. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle Way House
(812) 333-7404/ 24-Hour Crisis Line: (812) 336-0846
Address: P.O. Box 95 Bloomington, IN 47402
Middle Way House envisions a community where individuals live free from violence and the threat of violence; a community characterized by equality between women and men and social and economic justice; a community where everyone’s contribution is honored and individual and group differences are valued; a community where everyone is adequately fed, housed, educated and employed; a community that provides opportunities for meaningful participation, personal growth, and creative expression.
Address: 421 S. College Ave. Bloomington, IN 47403-1592
Planned Parenthood of Indiana is uniquely suited to carry out its mission: to protect, provide and promote reproductive health. Focused on helping women and men make lifelong responsible and informed choices, Planned Parenthood’s services overwhelmingly focus on prevention. Planned Parenthood’s education services bring honest, accurate information to parents, teens and professionals on abstinence, birth control and responsible decision making to promote good reproductive health for women and men. The medical staff provides safe, confidential health care – including Pap tests for cervical cancers, breast exams, and screenings and treatment for sexually transmitted infections – to over 112,000 women and men annually at 37 health centers across Indiana. Planned Parenthood protects access to reproductive health services by keeping supporters and public officials informed and educated. Planned Parenthood supporters believe decisions on reproductive health are private should be made by each individual woman with her doctor, her family, not government or politicians.
The Quarryland Men’s Chorus
The Quarryland Men’s Chorus is a newly forming male choral ensemble, which will sing a mixed repertoire of classical, traditional, and contemporary song. The mission of the chorus is to affirm through music the positive nature of the gay community. Using music, creativity, and educational outreach, the chorus seeks to unite all communities.