Join GLAM in the VT CARES Champ Ride!

on Wednesday, 10 June 2015. Posted in Events

Join GLAM in the VT CARES Champ Ride!

A few of our GLAM guys will be participating in the Champ Ride this weekend! 



It’s that time of year again: time for the Vermont CARES Champ Ride for HIV Prevention. The Champ Ride is now entering its 17th year as a way of gathering cyclists of all abilities to ride and raise money for Vermont CARES and fight HIV/AIDS.

On June 13, 2015 we’ll ride through the byways of Vermont, beginning in Burlington’s beautiful Oakledge Park and traveling a route graced by Lake Champlain and many of our gorgeous mountains. The ride will go through 16 cities and towns that are home to some 86,000 people.

The Champ Ride is a shared effort that raises much-needed funds for HIV/AIDS programming in our state. Every dollar raised stays local, and helps our neighbors affected by HIV/AIDS.
Come join us! You can pick a riding distance that works for you: any distance from 17 to 100 miles through our routes, or choose your own distance on Burlington’s renowned Bike Path.

The 2014 Champ Ride was a great success! The weather was beautiful, the food and drinks were plentiful, and over 90 riders raised a collective $22,000 for HIV/AIDS services in Vermont. This year, we hope to do even better!

The Champ Ride is Vermont CARES biggest fundraiser of the year and we could not provide the help our neighbors with HIV and AIDS deserve if we did not have support from all the riders, volunteers and sponsors who make it possible. We’re grateful to all of them. Happy riding, everyone!

Start building your teams today here: http://www.firstgiving.com/vermontcares or contact Christian Pinillos: christian@vtcares.org

and visit our awesome new website: http://champride.org/

TIC: Call for Proposals and Performances

on Thursday, 04 June 2015. Posted in Events

TIC: Call for Proposals and Performances

Call for Proposals and Performances

The Translating Identity Conference and Free 2 Be student organization of the University of Vermont are proud to announce the Translating Identity Conference (TIC), a one-day conference focusing on gender and gender identities. Conference registration will be free and open to the public. This event hopes to reach out to the University of Vermont, Burlington, and broader communities and educate us all further about transgender and gender identity topics as well as their intersections with other identities. With multiple panels to choose from at any time, some panels will be directed towards trans people, their partners, and allies; while others will be for those who are fairly unfamiliar with the transgender movement and the topic of gender identity. This conference seeks to translate gender identity to both the queer community and its allies.

Free 2 Be is the University of Vermont's LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Advocate) group on campus. We are a Student Government Association
(SGA).recognized club and are entirely run by students. The mission of Free 2
Be is "To actively work on creating a safe space for people of all
sexualities and individualities within ourselves, the LGBTQA, and the University of
Vermont community."

        Educating and developing ally communities
        Increasing visibility of transgender and queer communities
        Providing support and safe space for transgender and queer
        Encouraging dialogue about identity politics and intersections
        Advocating for the safety and rights of trans-people in the
        workplace, healthcare, the legal system, etc.

The 2015 TIC Committee will review all panel, workshop and performance proposals.
Everyone is invited to submit a proposal for a presentation, caucus or performance.
Considerations for selection include:
        Relevance to gender politics, policy, strategy and organizing
        Content and panelists dealing with diverse groups and
        Presenter qualifications and experience
        Diverse race/gender/class/age representation among panelists and
        Overall strength of the submission

All submissions will receive a response. Affiliation with the University
does not guarantee that your proposal will be accepted. The notification
process will be complete by late July. Free 2 Be reserves the right to
reject any proposals that do not support the mission of the student
organization, the conference planning committee, or the University.

TIC will be held on the University of Vermont campus in the Dudley H.
Davis Center.  Presenters/performers must provide their own computers and additional
equipment needed for audio/visual technology (specifically Mac users).

All session proposals will be submitted online. The link to the online
form is provided below. Please contact us, if you have any difficulties
with the online form.


For more information, please contact The Translating Identity Conference
Planning Committee at tic@uvm.edu.

The Valley Yoo-Hoo Flag Day Celebration

on Wednesday, 03 June 2015. Posted in Events

The Valley Yoo-Hoo Flag Day Celebration

Pride Flag Day Celebration 
Sunday, June 14th 1pm - 5pm
Lareau Farm Pavilion
Home of American Flatbread
48 Lareau Rd, Waitsfield, VT

A Fun-filled afternoon with delicious food and refreshments for members of the LGBTQ community, their families and friends. 

Cost: A $20 Donation to the Pride Center of Vermont

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Social Justice: When Diversity is Not Enough

on Wednesday, 03 June 2015. Posted in Events, Safespace

Social Justice: When Diversity is Not Enough

Join us for a 1 day training featuring Jessica Pettitt, nationally recognized diversity speaker, trainer, and stand-up comic in her mission to inspire change, dismantle oppression and recognize our privilege. 

Weds, June 24th 10am-4pm Contois Auditorium, Burlington

Training Overview:
What is the difference between Social Justice and Diversity? As a leader, change agent and person working and living with other people — this difference is imperative. Learn the difference, stretch from your comfort zone, sit in your privilege, power, and place of dominance within institutional and systematic forms of oppression in this highly interactive program.

Learning Outcomes:
• To understand how pre-existing assumptions affect an individual’s ability to recognize and value diversity
• To recognize and give examples of difference in both a singular and plural context

Cost: $80- includes a copy of Jessica's book, Notice Notes.
Lunch on your own.

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PCVT's Our Tomorrow Town Hall

on Tuesday, 26 May 2015. Posted in Events, Safespace

PCVT's Our Tomorrow Town Hall

Do you ever think about what more you want for LGBTQ rights? Do you think about the future and have dreams about what the LGBTQ community can be here and across the country? Why do we ask? Because we want to know!

PCVT is teaming up with Our Tomorrow (www.shareourtomorrow.org) - a grassroots and digital campaign to engage LGBTQ people across the country in a conversation about their hopes, fears and ideas for the future of the movement. This is an opportunity to share your hopes and fears for the future of our community—and your ideas for making tomorrow better for all of us.

Here's what we want from you! Thursday, June 25th at 6pm is PCVT's Our Tomorrow Town Hall. This is the opportunity for you to come and join others in your community to share your hopes, dreams, and fears. Why come? You don't want to miss out on the food, conversations, and raffle prizes! Everyone that comes and participates in the Our Tomorrow discussion will be entered into a raffle to win a gift certificate to a special restaurant, a gift certificate to Amazon, or a special IPhone rainbow case! Keep checking us out to hear more about details as they come and to see who will be catering this fun event.  

Be a part of making history with this momentous campaign and join PCVT on June 25th!

June is book drive month at the Pride Center!

on Thursday, 21 May 2015. Posted in Events

June is book drive month at the Pride Center!

June is book drive month at the Pride Center! The Family Program is building our collection of children's books, focusing on books about diverse families and children, and we'd love your help. The list below provides a sample of the books we're looking for, but we'd love to take your gently used donation of your favorite kids books, as well. Donations made by June 24 will have a dedication plate inscribed to you or your preferred recipient.


Because June is also Pride month, Flying Pig bookstore is generously donating 10% of book sales to the Pride Center! Use this link to purchase books from our list at Flying Pig; use your hard-earned gay dollars to buy a book for the Family Program and support a gay busisness that supports the Pride Center. Win-win-win!


Phoebe Judge
Family Program Coordinator



 Children’s Books:

10,000 Dresses 
Marcus Ewert

ABC: A Family Alphabet Book 
Bobbie Combs

And Tango Makes Three 
Richardson and Parnell

Daddy, Papa, and Me 
Lesléa Newman

The Different Dragon 
Jennifer Bryan

Donovan’s Big Day 
Lesléa Newman

Everywhere Babies 
Susan Meyers

The Family Book 
Todd Parr

The Great Big Book of Families 
Mary Hoffman

Jacob’s New Dress 
Susan Hoffman

I am Jazz 
Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings

It’s Okay to be Different 
Todd Parr

King and King 
Linda de Haan

Mommy, Mama, and Me 
Lesléa Newman

Morris Micklewhite & the Tangerine Dress 
Christine Baldacchino

Mister Seahorse 
Eric Carle

Molly’s Family 
Nancy Garden

My Princess Boy 
Cheryl Kilodavis

The Princess Knight 
Cornelia Funke

Zak’s Safari 
Christy Tyner

Young Adult Books:

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Benjamin Alire Saenz

Malinda Lo

Into the Beautiful North
Luis Alberto Urrea

The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to Their Younger Selves
Sarah Moon, ed.

The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
Peter Cameron




LGBTQ Invasion of the Dog Park

on Wednesday, 20 May 2015. Posted in Events

A favorite event is back!

LGBTQ Invasion of the Dog Park

Monthly, 4th Thursdays May - Sept (Weather Permitting)

Join Pride Center of Vermont as we invade the Dog Park with our furry friends! Come together to visit with old friends and make new ones while our pooches get an excellent dose of exercise and socialization. 

Where: South Burlington Community Dog Park, Kirby Road, South Burlington (next to the airport)

FMI: please email info@pridecentervt.org or call 860-7812

Loving Day Vermont Celebration 2015

on Monday, 18 May 2015. Posted in Events

Loving Day Vermont Celebration 2015

Loving Day Vermont Celebration 2015

When: Saturday, June 13, 2015, 2pm-4pm

Where: Scout & Company Cafe, 237 North Ave, Burlington, VT ( coffee, tea, ice cream, etc. available for purchase on the day of the event)

What: An Open-Mic Story Forum

Theme: Past, Present & Future of Love That Crosses All Racial, Cultural, Gender, etc. Boundaries

Grab a coffee and share your story, or simply listen and learn! All are welcome!

Loving Day is a global network of events that commemorate the anniversary of Loving vs. Virginia, the 1967 Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage. Loving Day’s goal is to fight racial prejudice through education and build multicultural community.

Additional information: 
This event is brought to you in partnership with thePeace & Justice Center.

Building GLBTQ community through Mindfulness and Yoga

on Tuesday, 12 May 2015. Posted in Events

with Lindsay Foreman and Annette Browne

Building GLBTQ community through Mindfulness and Yoga

Come Home to your true self

June 21, 2015

This is a two hour workshop in which Lindsay and Annette are honored to share ancient and empowering practices as they relate to our gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans*and queer/ questioning community today. All levels of experience, abilities and bodies are welcome. Annette browne is a Kripalu yoga teacher, RN, partner, parent and seeker of the truth! Lindsay Foreman is a mindfulness teacher, Kripalu yoga teacher, a body positive advocate and a lover of life!

For more info, and to register please visit laughingriveryoga.com

One Mill Street ~ The Chace Mill ~ Winooski, Vermont
802.343.8119 ~ Contact Us

Center Closed Monday

on Sunday, 10 May 2015. Posted in Events

Center Closed Monday

Pride Center of Vermont staff, board, and volunteers, have been working hard over the past few months planning our 17th Annual Celebration. Our event on Friday was such a great success! This Monday we'll be taking some much needed R and R. We'll be back on Tuesday 10am.

Enjoy your Monday! 

Gayme Night with GLAM

on Wednesday, 06 May 2015. Posted in Events

Gayme Night with GLAM

**GAME Night has moved to TILT: Classic Arcade and Ale house**

It is here again!! Once again is time to gather and play our hearts out with a variety of board games and video games. Bring your Wii controllers and/or your games and join us for a wonderful evening with friends!

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Trans*Plants: Summer Colors and Tastes

on Wednesday, 06 May 2015. Posted in Events

Trans*Plants are Awesome! PLANT SALE

Trans*Plants: Summer Colors and Tastes

How Do You Like Your Garden Color?


Soft & Sexy, or Flaming Hot? At the sale, you can choose from two contrasting varieties of Salvia, the Summer Jewel series, with its soft pastel spires and the Splendens Salsa mixture, displaying bold color plumes above deep, rich green foliage. Both varieties have a compact habit and bloom throughout the season. Salvia is a reliable and consistent hummingbird attractor, so you can enjoy your garden along with the “birds and the bees”!

Also highlighted in the photo are some brilliant coleus in flavors that will make your mouth water. The center flat is filled with the “Chocolate Covered Cherry” variety with a sorted Premium Sun mixture on either side. Yum, as Elsa and Anna remark on coronation day, “What’s that smell?.....Chocolate!” Not pictured, is the gregarious Black Dragon coleus, with its sinister dark purple ruffled leaves, flecked with violet and pink, towering over its prey at 12 to 18 inches high. I purposely didn’t include them in this post because I was afraid they might scare young children away from the Trans*plants Are Awesome plant sale on May 16th in the parking lot outside of the Pride Center.

In the foreground, an all season carpet of color. Ah, sweet Alyssum, a dense, compact plant, great in containers or along the garden border. Enjoy the fragrant miniature blossoms of the Alyssum Wonderland Series.

Trans*Plants Are Awesome! PLANT SALE

on Tuesday, 21 April 2015. Posted in Events

Trans*Plants Are Awesome! PLANT SALE

















DATE: 5/16/2015 (Sat) TIME: 10:00AM-3:00PM

Gender Pride 2015 Fundraiser hosting Julia Serano, renowned Author, Performer & Activist

Jump start your spring gardens with vigorous, ready to go, organically grown trans*plants. Thousands of ornamental, herb and vegetable starts will be offered for sale at this one-time event. Choose from popular heirloom tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, and exotic eggplant varieties. Compliment your summer cooking with a bouquet of culinary herbs, including eight varieties of basil. Flowers galore will be for sale to bring your gardens alive with color and fragrance.


Trans*Plants: Basil is Awesome!

on Sunday, 03 May 2015. Posted in Events

Trans*Plants are Awesome! PLANT SALE

Trans*Plants: Basil is Awesome!


Who doesn’t like basil? I mean, come on, pesto? Yum.

 Did you know that basil is related to peppermint? Yup, and really, really healthy for you. High in Vitamin K, Vitamin A and a whole bunch of minerals important for cardiovascular health. Plus, it contains flavonoids that protect your DNA from radiation. And basil’s essential oils contain both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that counter antibiotic resistant bacteria and provide pain relief through the same biological process as aspirin and ibuprofen.


 Come to to the Plant Sale Saturday, May 16th at the Pride Center of Vermont

(More info on Trans*Plants are Awesome! PLANT SALE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1633579143539760/ ) 

Although there are over sixty varieties of basil, only seven will be represented at our Trans*plants Are Awesome Plant Sale on Saturday, May 16th. But, OMG, they are all so fragrant and flavorful. In addition to the popular Sweet Genovese variety used in pesto, come choose from Thai Siam Queen with its distinctive anise flavor or Sweet Dani Lemon and Lime, with their subtle hint of citrus. Combined with Red Rubin, the traditional green leaf varieties make a beautiful bouquet of color. If you are looking for a compact plant that grows well in a container, you’ll have a hard time deciding between Fino Verde, with its smaller but sweeter and more tender leaves, and Sweet Italian Dolce Fresca, a 2015 All America Winner, with its compact shape that recovers quickly after harvest. Both varieties, when regularly trimmed, become a beautiful focal point for the kitchen window shelf.


So come and enjoy the Greek “royal” herb and share it with friends and family as the Indian symbol of hospitality. Share it with your SO as the Italian symbol of love. We’ll have some great serving suggestion on hand at the sale. So Enjoy! Health benefits summarized from http://www.whfoods.com/

"Queering the Lines," an art exhibit by Rebecca Levi

on Tuesday, 28 April 2015. Posted in Events

The Center for Cultural Pluralism invites you to peruse "Queering the Lines," an art exhibit by Rebecca Levi at the Allen House Multicultural Art Gallery. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM and open to the public. 

Queering the Lines | May 4 - May 22

Allen House Multicultural Gallery (461 Main St)

Rebecca Levi's work captures and redefines ideas of American domesticity and desire, subverting the norm with the unexpected as it invites a collision between traditional handicrafts and unexpected sources, such as vintage physique magazines, pin-ups and comic books. These works provide a valuable opportunity to pause and question our socially conditioned assumptions about others and ourselves; they serve as an important reminder that visible representation of the traditionally underrepresented is indispensable.  

This exhibit is curated by Laura Di Piazza. A reception will be held on Monday, May 4 from 12pm-1:00pm in the Allen House Lounge.  Light snacks and refreshments provided. All are welcome. 

About the Artist: Rebecca Levi is a New York City born and based artist. She received her BA from McGill University in Montreal. Her embroidery and pen-and-ink work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions including The Bureau of General Services - Queer Division (New York), The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (New York), Soho Gallery for Digital Art (New York), Four Eleven Studio (Provincetown), Deluca Gallery (New York pop-up), Galapagos Art Space (Brooklyn), Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Arts Projects (Toronto). Her embroidered work "Breakfast Boy" is one of the artworks featured in the recently released Play Smart trading card series from Visual AIDS. She can be found online atrebeccalevi.com


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