Rachel Maddow eulogizes Jeanne Manford, founder of PFLAG, who recently passed away.
I just got four messages about meeting up at Chicago Pride, so I will address them all here.
• Yes, above is what I will be wearing.
• Yes, I will update about where I am located throughout the day.
• Yes, come say hello! I love meeting friends and fans.
• Hugs and hanging out is welcome (so long as you do not creep me out - which is hard to do).
• And to the person asking about feeling the bulge in my pink jeans: ASK FIRST. ;)
I will be passing out flyers for the queer porn film fest I am working on with Early to Bed and other lovely folks.
Fabulous Whoopi Goldberg hosts LGBT Pride Celebration Event in New York City
She’s so fabulous I can’t even handle it.
CELEBRATE QUEER COMMUNITY
NOT GAY CAPITALISM
YES. So sick of going to pride and being handed vouchers and stickers and leaflets and flyers for shit like fucking Tesco or Nandos. Fuck your shit. I’m making a tee shirt for the occasion that reads ‘I’M HERE FOR QUEERS, NOT CAPITALISM’ and any advert shoved in my face will be shoved right back down their throat, quick time.
by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times
Transgender Gender non-conforming Intersex Freedom (better known as T.G.I.F.) is scheduled for July 29 in Union Park and is believed to be the city’s first transgender pride event.Come July, Chicagoans will celebrate the city’s first pride celebration for transgender and gender-variant people.
According to KOKUMO, a local transgender activist and the lead organizer, the four-hour event will feature a speak-out, a keynote address, poetry, skits, a rally and a picnic. “It’s just a matter of giving voice to trans gender non-conforming intersex people, in particular youth of color,” KOKUMO said.
The event—sponsored by KOKUMO’s personal media project, KOKUMOMEDIA—lists collaborating organizations as Dyke March, Affinity Community Services, Southwest Youth Collaborative, Center on Halsted, Broadway Youth Center, About Face Theater and others.
However, the event, while intended to supplement pride events that focus on gay and lesbian lives, is not exactly a pride event, she said. “It’s actually becoming a festival,” she said, adding that the event will be both celebratory and political. “I really feel a big part of it is empowering TGI people of color.”
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Hey there fellow LGBTQ Family! You should all come out to the biggest Volusia Pride Festival ever of Volusia County in Central Florida on November 10th, 2012! My girlfriend and I and another fellow lesbian named Lisa are working with some other LGBTQ supporters to get this festival on it’s way! So like our facebook page and keep up with the latest news on the festival and perhaps meet some lovely LGBTQ people and supporters on Pride day! and PLEASE REBLOG to get the word out there!
For too long, we have focused on our differences - in our politics and backgrounds, in our race and beliefs - rather than cherishing the unity and pride that binds us together.
I’m bi and I’m proud of it. All my friends are okay with it, my best friend is gay, my boyfriend is straight and I met the most wonderful at Gay Pride Parade 2010 I am excited for this years :)
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By: Riley Snyder and Ben Miller
It was 1997, and the first Reno Gay Pride festival was underway downtown. Paco Poli, a gay alumnus from the University of Nevada, Reno, spotted what he considered to be an offensive sight in the crowd — a topless man, wearing white Daisy Dukes and a pair of fairy wings on his back.
Poli, one of the event’s organizers, told the man to leave. The surprised participant protested, saying his costume was acceptable at parades in the Bay Area.
“I told him, ‘This is Reno,’” Poli said. “‘We don’t do that here.’”
Fourteen years later, the Silver State retains a unique status for the rights of those in the LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered, — community. Though gay marriage, one of the largest uphill battles for many LGBT advocates, is illegal under the Nevada Constitution, the state has shifted toward tolerance. According to people in the LGBT community, the movement helps in the fight against negative reactions ranging from hate mail to suicide.