Enjoy all of the events at Pride Vermont 2016!
The Vermont Pride Festival and Parade will be held on Sunday, September 11th, 2016. A parade down Church Street will start at 12:30pm, with festival in Battery Park from 1pm-5pm. Events will be hosted throughout the month of September as well. Stay tuned for further information!
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Kim has spent nearly twenty years working in the LGBTQ movement. In her various roles, she has taken to the streets in protest with other queer activists; provided direct services to LGBTQ survivors of violence; successfully advocated with government agencies for LGBTQ full inclusion; worked on LGBTQ legislative campaigns; has been published in academic journals and community based reports on LGBTQ community building and issues of violence; and helped to represent LGBTQ concerns on numerous government and community based task forces and committees. Kim is a cultural anthropologist who focuses on issues of violence within and against the LGBTQ communities.
Willie Docto has been an advocate for LGBT causes for over 25 years. Before moving to Vermont in 1996 he lived in Washington, DC where he was president of the gay social group Asians & Friends Washington, creating a network with other similar groups throughout the U.S. He was also a board member of the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Washington, and participated in major Gay rights marches in the capital city. Willie is Founder and President of the Vermont Gay Tourism Association and was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Vermont Travel & Recreation Council – becoming the first out LGBT council member to represent the LGBT tourism sector. Willie lives with his husband, Greg Trulson, in Duxbury where they own the Moose Meadow Lodge and Treehouse B&B.
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Laura is a native Vermonter who grew up training and riding horses in central VT, has studied in Colorado, and worked in public health, mental health, and social service fields. They are now a graduating senior at UVM studying anthropology and gender & sexuality identities. Laura looks forward to a career of working with people and staying active and involved in Vermont’s awesome queer community.
Laura shows Pride by:
Organizing queer events in Burlington
Being a peaceful gender warrior
Creating awesome safe spaces
Studying queer history, politics, and activism