Wednesday, January 31, 2018

LGBTQ Leaders Speak OUT

LGBTQ leaders react to Trump’s first State of the Union Address. Heavily contested topics were brought to the forefront of Trump’s speech including immigration, tax reform & religious freedom. As expected Trump did not mention “LGBT” or commit to safeguarding the protections & civil rights of LGBT people in his speech. Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International stated, “I love immigrants. I love people who are not American. I love all workers not just veterans. I love healthcare. I love equal rights & non-discrimination, not coded 'religious freedom.' I love modern interpretations of the US Constitution. I love the visa lottery. I love all families, not just the nuclear family. I love everyone who opposes this regime of empire, misogyny & white supremacy. Today, tomorrow & as long as is needed, we will work for justice & all those we love.” Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO of GLAAD concluded, "Managing to read a pre-written speech off a teleprompter does not make one Presidential or lend a single ounce of legitimacy to Trump's anti-LGBTQ agenda. Trump has spent the past year targeting vulnerable communities & surrounding himself with anti-black, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-women & anti-LGBTQ activists with the goal of exacerbating discrimination & erasing LGBTQ Americans from the fabric of this nation." Prior to the State of the Union Address we talked to some of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations to outline plans for resistance efforts in 2018 with an emphasis on judicial nominations.
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Monday, January 29, 2018

Valentines Play On The Bay Event

DJ Rockaway presents Play On The Bay a Valentine’s Day event for lesbian women who love to dance. It’s a floating three hour cruise dance party that takes place along the San Francisco Bay with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island & the iconic city skyline Saturday February 10th at 9P. Dance the night away to your favorite music through the decades & enjoy the holiday with heavenly sweet treats from Lovebites by Carnie of Wilson Phillips. For all the single women be sure to pick up your singles bracelet. Special guest will be the fabulous lesbian matchmaker Dr. Frankie Bashan, Founder of Little Gay Book for a unique singles high tech speed-dating event on the lower deck of the boat. The high tech software uses a matching algorithm with women that are all in the same place at the same time giving them the opportunity to meet in real time. You can register for the early bird matchmaking special for $20 through January 31st. The Bay Celebrations event will board at Jack London Square in Oakland. The boat will be docked directly in front of Scott's Seafood. Registration table is located on the dock. Space is limited & this event is expected to sell out. Tickets are $50. Early bird special is $40. Don't miss the boat, registration begins at 8P with boarding at 8:45P & sails at 9P sharp. Play On The Bay is sponsored by Olivia, Betty's List, Bay Times, Lovebites by Carnie, Curve Magazine, Epochalips, Girlpages Network, Little Gay Book & Sapphire Books.
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Saturday, January 27, 2018

LPAC Anti-Freeze Party Event

LPAC the lesbian political action committee that builds the political power of LGBTQ women by electing candidates who champion LGBTQ rights, women’s equality & social justice is hosting “LPAC Anti-Freeze Party” on February 15th from 5:30P to 7:30P at the Ink Block residences in Boston’s South End. Special guest for the evening will be Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey. AG Healey stated, “Electing more women & members of the LGBT community is more important than ever. LPAC's mission fighting for equality & better representation in our democracy across this country is critical & I'm proud to be a partner.” Urvashi Vaid Interim Executive Director of LPAC concluded, “In 2018, an unprecedented number of brilliant lesbian & queer women are running for national & statewide office & LPAC is right there to help them win! We support champions of LGBT rights, women's equality & social justice & events like these help us raise the funds to invest in political campaigns. I hope everyone can come to the Boston Anti-Freeze party & warm up!” Fabulous refreshments will be provided by two amazing Boston area restaurateurs, Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery & Myers & Chang & Tiffani Faison of Sweet Cheeks & Tiger Mama. Tiffani will be on site for the event. The event is hosted by Diane Felicio, LPAC Board Member, Caitlin Healey & social activist and founder of LPAC, Urvashi Vaid. Event donor levels run from $100 to $5000.
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Friday, January 26, 2018

The Menopausal Mermaid Event

There will be a special matinee performance of “The Menopausal Mermaid: A Parody Reimagined” to benefit Boston Pride on Sunday January 28th at Club Café located at 209 Columbus Avenue in Boston, MA at 1P. This must-see show is a kaleidoscope of outrageous drag, sexy sailors, fabulous costumes & all your favorite 80s disco tracks reimagined & hilarious. The parody is about Ariel everyone's darling from The Little Mermaid (played by Blake Siskavich) just not feeling it after being betrayed by Eric (played by Joshua Rubenstein), so she’s ready to kiss ass & take names in this 90-minute musical. “The Menopausal Mermaid” picks up where the Disney fairy tale left off as Ariel becomes tired of playing by the rules & decides to reinvent herself. Along the way she finds love, fame, Walt Disney & takes on anyone and anything that's ever tried to keep a woman in her place. So grab your BFFs, throw on something cute & get ready to rock the house with Ariel & her boys while supporting Boston Pride. Doors open at 12 noon & seating will be cabaret-style with table service for brunch-&-a-show with 20% off food with your show ticket. Tickets are $30. We talked to playwright & director Michael Gaucher about his spin on our LGBTQ issues & the inspiration for his new show “The Menopausal Mermaid: A Parody Reimagined” that runs from January 11th to March 25th in this exclusive podcast. LISTEN:
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Boston Traffic Light Party Event

Kristen Porter presents Traffic Light Party on Saturday February 10th from10P to 1A in celebration during the pre Valentine's Day weekend for LGBTQ women at Bella Luna Restaurant’s Milky Way Lounge located at The Brewery, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. This installment of Porter’s Dyke Night® takes the guesswork out of who is single by providing a wearable way to make meeting other singles easy via green, yellow, or red dog tags. Green means go (single), Yellow take it slow and Red means stop (taken)! Kristen stated, "How much easier it becomes to meet someone when you know who is single in the room! That’s why women love our popular Traffic Light party- we take the guess work out for them. Plus, with an advanced ticket option you can skip the line!" Come for the designer pizza, the vegan entrée, the cosmic cocktails or just for the high quality event you’ve come to know & love over the 20 years of Kristen Porter Presents Dyke Night® events. Again this year the legendary DJ Maryalice from Provincetown’s Boatslip Tea Dance will be spinning a mix of top 40, dance, hip hop & your requests. There will also be a raffle for a pass for The Dinah that takes place March 28th to April 1st in Palm Springs, California. Doors open at 10P for the party but come early to dine. Dinner reservations are recommended prior to the event but you’ll need an event tix as this is a private event & then stay late to dance. This is a 21+ event & tickets are $10. Advanced tix are highly recommended.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Gay Chorus Super Bowl Challenge

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus has issued a Super Bowl challenge to the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus. If the New England Patriots defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in the February 4th Super Bowl in Minneapolis the Philadelphia Chorus will perform “Please Come to Boston” by Dave Loggins for the BGMC YouTube Channel. If the Eagles are victorious BGMC will perform “Philadelphia Freedom” & make it available online. Craig Coogan BGMC Executive Director stated, “This is a friendly wager, but we’re taking it seriously. The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus is a talented ensemble, but our football team is better than theirs.” Joseph Buches, Artistic Director of The Philadelphia Men’s Chorus concluded, “We were delighted to accept this challenge from the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus. Nick Foles is young & healthy, unlike New England’s quarterback, whose name escapes me. We’re confident that we’ll emerge the winner of this contest.” Both the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus & the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus are members are GALA Choruses. GALA Choruses leads the North American LGBT choral movement with more than 190 member choruses. GALA is dedicated to helping choruses become more effective, both artistically & administratively. GALA Choruses’ signature event is our quadrennial Festival which brings together over 130 choruses and 6000 singers for the world’s largest LGBT performing arts event. In July 2020 Festival will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota where Super Bowl LII will be held on February 4th. GO PATS!!
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LGBTQ Hate Crime Murders Rise

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released their annual national research report on hate violence targeting our LGBTQ & HIV-affected communities. In August 2017 NCAVP recorded the highest number of anti-LGBTQ homicides in their 20-year history of tracking & released a mid-year report to raise awareness of this disturbing increase. Since the release of that report in August of 2017 the number of reported homicides continued to increase reaching a total of 52 reported anti-LGBTQ homicides in all of 2017 which is the highest number ever recorded & an 86% increase from 2016. Beverly Tillery, Executive Director of the Anti-Violence Project (AVP) stated, “This report is a wake-up call for all of us. Our communities live in an increasingly hostile & dangerous climate, after a year of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric & policies coming from the White House, Federal government agencies, state & local sources & in our communities across the country. Anti-LGBTQ violence has long been a crisis, but NCAVP has watched the escalation of violence this past year with great concern. I urge everyone to read the stories & look at the photos of the 52 individuals lost to hate violence in 2017; they are our friends, family, co-workers & fellow LGBTQ community members. NCAVP will continue to say their names & re-commits to doing all we can to prevent hate violence & support survivors. We must bring more attention & action to deal with this epidemic of violence & work across all of our diverse communities to protect those most vulnerable & stand up to the hostile forces that have created this unacceptable climate of hate.”
For More Info: avp.org
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Monday, January 22, 2018

GLAAD Media Awards Nominees

Actress Trace Lysette & actor Wilson Cruz announced the nominees for the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for their fair, accurate & inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community & the issues that affect our lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD's work to accelerate acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President & CEO stated, "What people see in the media has a powerful impact on how they treat others & the GLAAD Media Awards raise the bar for media to tell LGBTQ stories that accelerate acceptance. At a time when anti-LGBTQ policies & harassment are on the rise, it is imperative that Hollywood & news media tell more LGBTQ stories that reflect the community’s rich diversity & build understanding that brings all communities closer together. This year's nominees showcase stories that span races, genres, ages & geographies, challenge misconceptions & broaden understanding & acceptance of LGBTQ people across the globe." For the first time this year, GLAAD will honor LGBTQ-inclusive content in Kids & Family Programming. The inaugural round of nominees includes Disney Channel’s Andi Mack & Doc McStuffins for its "The Emergency Plan" episode, Amazon’s Danger & Eggs for its "Chosen Family" episode, Nickelodeon’s The Loud House & Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 12, 2018 at The Beverly Hilton & in New York on May 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown.
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Saturday, January 20, 2018

LGBTQ Task Force Conference

Thousands of LGBTQ activists & allies are expected to attend the LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference which is celebrating its 30th year & takes place Wednesday January 24th through Sunday January 28th at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. This is an extremely important LGBTQ event as we head into the second year of the hate-fueled Trump administration. Creating Change Conference is the foremost political, leadership & skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement, convening over 3,500 LGBTQ activists from around the country to learn, connect & resist. Sue Hyde, founder of the event stated, "The first Creating Change was in 1988, to build a stronger LGBTQ political movement; to break the isolation that organizers & activists said they felt often being the only or one of the few people in their own city or community doing the work & to create a space where the movement could keep itself. This 30th conference in Washington, DC, where so much of the opposition we face is coming from, will be a historic one for our community as mark a year of tyranny under Trump." The opening plenary panel will discuss mobilization against a hostile administration with special guests Andrea Jenkins, the newly elected vice president of the Minneapolis City Council, Farhana Khera, the executive director of Muslim Advocates, Urvashi Vaid, Indian-American LGBTQ rights activist & former executive director of the Task Force & Diego Sanchez, the director of policy for PFLAG & was the first openly transgender staff member to serve on Capitol Hill.
For More Info: thetaskforce.org
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Friday, January 19, 2018

The Dinah Adds Snow Tha Product

Snow Tha Product the MTV VMA award winning Latina lyricist & emcee with Hip-Hop, Pop & R&B sensibilities has been added to The Dinah lineup that’s celebrating its 28th year & takes place March 28th to April 1st in Palm Springs, California. For nearly three decades the world’s largest girl party/music festival, also known as The Dinah, has been turning the city of Palm Springs into the ultimate entertainment hub, offering an epic slate of Top Ten Billboard headliners & A-list celebrities. Mariah Hanson, Founder & Producer of Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend stated, “I’m so excited to feature Snow Tha Product on our 2018 Dinah Line up. I believe this is the last time people will see this artist in a more intimate venue as she is going to blow up in 2018. She also brings such a feel-good vibe to the event, singing about living life on our own terms. I applaud female artists who are making it happen for themselves especially in a male-dominated industry.” Snow Tha Product is also a well known artist & influencer in the social media world with over 109 million views on YouTube, 2.4 million fans on Facebook, 586k fans on Instagram, the Atlantic Records artist has a legion of loyal fans awaiting her new releases. When not working on music, she’s building up her acting credits, which includes a recurring role on USA Network’s Queen of the South as gang leader Lil' Traviesa which she rocked.
For More Info & Tix: thedinah.com
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

LGBTQ Leaders Speak OUT

The Health & Human Services Office has created a new Division on Conscience & Religious Freedom, which will legalize discrimination for homophobic & anti-choice healthcare workers allowing them to refuse to treat transgender patients, LGBTQ people, those living with HIV & AIDS or those in need of abortion services by claiming moral or religious objections to doing their job. Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force stated, “We are not fooled: The new office announced this morning is meant to make it easier for people to discriminate, not to protect people of faith. Health professionals have a duty to care for all their patients regardless of one's gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, creed, race, political views, gender, or disability & no one should be denied care for being who they are.” Michael Adams CEO of SAGE added, “Today’s announcement by the Trump administration -- allowing healthcare providers to deny LGBT & especially, transgender patients & others critical care in the name of religion -- is a horrifying next step in its coordinated effort to allow discrimination on religious grounds. Our federal government is creating a dystopian world in which it places the rights of those who discriminate over the care of people.” Sean Cahill, PhD, Director of Health Policy Research at The Fenway Institute concluded “Changes in regulations & guidance overseeing health & human services & the appointment of judges who are hostile to LGBT people, have made LGBT people much more vulnerable to discrimination in health care, social services, employment & access to government services.”Updates to Come.....
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New Show Megabytes! The Musical

Megabytes! The Musical, written & directed by Morris Bobrow is a world premiere musical comedy revue that begins previews January 19th & 20th at the Shelton Theater in San Francisco. This is a limited 7-week engagement with opening night on January 26th & runs through March 3rd at 8P. The show takes a humorous look at how we navigate technology in our lives. It’s about the frustrations, anxieties, annoyance & occasional joys we encounter as we all struggle to cope with the quotidian challenges created by technology. The point of view of the show is that of the average person using tech devices, not that of a “techie”. The comedy arises from the situations, positive & negative the majority of us encounter in working with these so-called “user-friendly” technological tools. This revue format is a series of 20 plus observational songs & sketches, each depicting its own joy & frustration of living our lives in the modern technological age with varying results. Director Morris Bobrow stated, “You will relate to the comic situations of the songs & sketches if you ever had to create a password with complex rules, Googled yourself, frozen with anxiety before hitting Send, needed tech advice from a youngster, bounced among tech firms, yearned for more likes, or lusted for virality.” Megabytes! The Musical features Bay Area actors David Goodwin, Kim Larsen, Lisa McHenry & Deborah Russo. Ben Kein plays piano & serves as the musical director. The show runs Fridays & Saturdays January 19th through March 3rd at the Shelton Theater in San Francisco with tickets $30 for general admission & $25 for seniors & students.
For Info & Tix: megabytesthemusical.com
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

USA Falling Down The Trump Hole

America has been subjected to the lowest common denominator of leadership for nearly a year now since this administration came into power. We have endured a great surge backwards watching everything that this country stands for in jeopardy of evaporating. Our LGBTQ community has fought so hard for marriage equality but are still denied federal protections in the workplace. Last year we successfully came together & fought for our transgender community to obtain the right to serve in the military. Now we wait to hear if the United States Supreme Court will do the right thing & rule against Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission or our LGBTQ community may enter an extremely dark time in this country in the name of religious exemptions. Watching mainstream media cover Trump’s shithole mentality only shows us all that either we continue to spiral down with this vulgar embarrassing administration or stand tall & yell stop this madness, we’re better than this. Yesterday being Martin Luther King Day should be a wake-up call for us all at a moment when our country feels hopelessly divided. It’s time to push the scale back towards equality & not stop until it’s accomplished. Dr. King stated that "True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice" which is something we haven’t seen much lately. Remember that this nation cannot become what it's capable of being until it provides opportunity & equality to all Americans.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Dinah Empowering Women

The Dinah is celebrating its 28th year & takes place March 28th to April 1st in Palm Springs, California affirming its unwavering commitment to focus on the power of women to create big & lasting change. For many, The Dinah is an annual tradition between friends, for others it is a bucket-list goal, a pilgrimage to our very own Mecca that every queer woman should make at least once in her life. This year besides the best parties on the planet, The Dinah is proud to be an active community collaborator teaming up with some of the top LGBTQ players in Arts & Entertainment to help promote & raise women’s visibility in films/TV & on the web. Mariah Hanson, Founder & Producer of the Dinah stated, “Throughout my thirty-year career, whether as a club promoter or as the producer of the world's largest internationally renowned event, I have supported film in its many incantations as often as I can. Our diverse & poignant stories must be told. Allowing the world to see an inside view of our beautiful & often challenging LGBTQ lives is one of the best ways we can break barriers, create equality & live in a more tolerant & compassionate world. Our stories connect us through our shared humanity & in a sense celebrate what binds us rather than what divides us.” This year The Dinah is partnering with Outfest, the Los Angeles LGBTQ film Festival, Tello, the first lesbian network producing & distributing high quality web series with a lesbian focus Films & Revry, LGBTQ digital streaming platform.
For More Info & Tix: thedinah.com
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Mississippi Goddamn Again

Nina Simone sang it best in her 1964 song “Mississippi Goddamn” during the Civil Rights Movement but now we’re confronted once again with HB 1523 in Mississippi that blatantly discriminates against our LGBTQ community in the name of religious exemptions. Why the Supreme Court of the United States decided not to hear a challenge to Mississippi’s HB 1523 could be anyone’s guess. Either they have decided to do the right thing & rule against Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission or our LGBTQ community may enter an extremely dark time in this country that reflects something familiar to Nazi Germany attacking Jews during “Kristallnacht” the Night Of Broken Glass. Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO of GLAAD stated, “This latest punt on LGBTQ rights by the nation’s highest court promotes state-stationed discrimination by upholding a law that allows hotels, ER doctors, business owners & even pediatricians to legally deny services to hardworking LGBTQ families in Mississippi. While freedom of religion is a fundamental right, it should never give people the right to impose their belief on others & openly discriminate against others in the name of religious exemptions.” This bill is totally putting our LGBTQ community in harms way. GLAAD has been on the ground in Mississippi working with local organizations like the Mississippi Gulf Coast Rainbow Center, the Spectrum Center & Joshua Generation MCC to help accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ people in the state & protect them from discrimination since the HB 1523 debate began. Open your eyes people. For More Info: glaad.org
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Monday, January 8, 2018

Erin Uritus To Lead Out & Equal

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates which has been fighting for our LGBTQ equality in the workplace for decades, has announced the appointment of Erin Uritus as their new chief executive officer. Selisse Berry Out & Equal Founder stated, “I am overjoyed that Erin will be the next CEO of Out & Equal. I’ve known Erin for over a decade when she first joined our Board of Directors in 2005, & have been lucky to call her a friend since then. The future of the organization is in the right hands with such an exceptional leader & I believe she will work tirelessly to create a world where no one has to choose between the career they love & the person they love. She has my congratulations, my partnership, my trust & my excitement as she takes the first steps in this vital work.” Uritus stated, “As we look to the future, I am fervently committed to leveraging the spirit of driving Out & Equal to be the transformational force needed to create global LGBT workplace equality. I am deeply honored to have been chosen as the next CEO & I’m eager to get down to the important work of ensuring everyone – no matter who you love or how you identify- finds inclusion, belonging & equality at work.” Prior to joining Out & Equal, Erin was a senior leader at consulting leader Booz Allen & the education powerhouse nonprofit International School Services (ISS). Erin will start as the leader of the world’s largest LGBT professional organization on January 15th.
For More Info: outandequal.org 
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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Global Leaders Nuclear War Games

Trump continues to provoke North Korean leader Kim Jong-un over nuclear weapons tweeting that he has a “much bigger & more powerful” nuclear button than North Korea. Lillyanne Daigle, Chief Spokesperson for Beyond the Bomb, the new grassroots movement to stop nuclear war stated, “Once again, Trump’s reckless Twitter antics put the American public & the world in harm’s way. His antagonism of Kim Jong-un is sophomoric & incredibly dangerous. Trump can’t be trusted with a Twitter account, let alone nuclear weapons, yet he has thousands of them at his immediate disposal if he decides to back up his schoolyard bravado with force. Trump’s behavior reinforces time & again that we can no longer tolerate a system that gives any single person the sole authority to launch nuclear weapons & yet Republicans & Democrats alike seem content to sit on the sidelines while Trump edges us closer to the nuclear war. Members of Congress must not wait for nuclear missiles to hit the air before they act. Trump’s tweet underscores the urgency of reining in his unchecked power to single-handedly start nuclear war. That’s why we’re calling on Congress to get off the sidelines and support emergency measures like the ‘Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act.’ It’s clear that Donald Trump’s outrageous rhetoric can only escalate an already volatile crisis on the Korean peninsula and put us on the fast track to nuclear war. The window for Congress to prevent this nightmare scenario is rapidly shrinking. It’s time to put a stop to this madness.” Beyond the Bomb is building a much needed grassroots movement to move us back from the brink of nuclear war, dismantle the nuclear system & to secure a just future for all.
For More Info: beyondthebomb.org
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Boston Lesbian Activists Event

Boston OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing For Change) will present “Activist At Any Age: A Cross-Generational Discussion on Politics, Gender & Feminism” with Sue Katz & Sarah Pearlman representing the older generation & Bren Cole, Shaunya Thomas & Johanna Bischof representing the younger generation on Sunday, January 7th from 2P to 4P at the Brookline Senior Center at 93 Winchester Street in Brookline, Massachusetts. Join this fascinating multi-generational conversation about sex, politics, identity language & their life experiences as lesbians. Sue Katz stated, “This upcoming OLOC panel will feature five women representing five different life decades from their 20s to their 80s talking about their lives as lesbians. I imagine we'll hear wildly varied experiences of coming out; we'll learn about changes in the language we use to describe ourselves over the decades & I'm curious to hear each of their views of relationships and sex. We're anticipating lots of young women in the audience, as well, which is a departure for OLOC & will enrich the discussions.” OLOC Boston programs & events are open to lesbians of all ages, including transgender lesbians. OLOC’s mission includes their commitment to creating communities of older lesbians & solidarity with allies for racial, economic & social justice. Following the event there will be an early dinner at a location to be announced at the event.
For More Info: spearlman@hartford.edu
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Global Human Rights In 2018

It’s hard moving forward in America at the moment when it comes to human rights because we’re dealing with an administration in this country that continues to show no empathy towards its citizens yet continually praises its failing political corporate agenda. If you’re a minority in this country 2017 showed us the worse of mankind ending with the #MeToo campaign that has now morphed into 'Time's Up'. However, all of this is just part of the worldwide dilemma of heading into another year trying to reach full equality & human rights for all people. Last week on OUTTAKE VOICES™ we asked best-selling author Joie Lamar about how she sees our LGBTQ community moving forward in this administration. Joie stated, “Well it’s two steps backward for every one step forward and even more under this administration & if you’re old enough to vote we need to get out there & vote with your heart & your head for what is right. I think we need to stay positive. We fight so much for our rights as LGBTQ people in the community but we need to fight for rights of people in general. This administration is very good at dividing & we need to find a unity & we need to keep saying we are human. I think we tend to say we’re lesbians & we want equal rights; we’re women & we want equal rights. You know what, we’re humans & we demand what we deserve as human beings. We have to keep saying that.” Get moving America. There’s just 300+ days until the midterm elections & the chance to get back on track.
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