PCVT Logo CMYK

celedad

Night of the Living Dames V

on Monday, 22 September 2014. Posted in Events, Safespace

Roller Derby Raises Money for Pride Center of Vermont

Night of the Living Dames V

The Green Mountain Derby Dames, Vermont's first and largest women's flat-track roller derby league, kicks off the 2014 fall home season with its annual Night Of The Living Dames double header at the Champlain Valley Expo! 

Black Ice Brawlers play the Rock Coast Rollers at 4:30 p.m. 

Grade A Fancy GMDD's WFTDA team, play Granite State Roller Derby at 7:00 p.m.

Don't forget to bring a bit of extra cash to get your hands on some new GMDD merch and grab a beer in our enormous beer garden.

Tickets are $6-12 when purchased in advance, and can be purchased here:http://bit.ly/notld14

** Show up in costume and receive $3 off your ticket at the door! AND be entered into our costume contest. Winner picked by crowd applause at half time. ** 

Door Prices:
FREE 6 & under
$6 Ages 7-12
$14 Seniors, Students, & Military
$16 adult

Feature non-profit: Pride Center of Vermont.

Don't miss all the excitement, athleticism, and fun of women's flat track roller derby right in your own backyard. We'll see you track side!

https://www.facebook.com/events/698134550275158/ 

photo credit: Gomisan via photopin cc

Join GLAM for a Delicious Adventure!

on Monday, 22 September 2014. Posted in Events

Apples, Apples, Apples!

Join GLAM for a Delicious Adventure!

You don't have to wait in line for this apple product.... let's go APPLE PICKING! 

Meet GLAM at Autumn Woods Lane in Colchester, VT at 3pm, and we'll carpool out to Allenholm Farm in South Hero. Please park on the grassy circle in the middle of the development. 

Pick a bunch of apples, GLAM will grab the cost, and then we'll bring them back to Johnny's house  in Colchester to hang out and bake apple things. Bring your own ingredients, or just rely on the things we have at the house to make Apple Crisp/Sauce/Cider! 

9/27 is also National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. We'll be offering confidential HIV testing at Johnny's house during festivities. 

Message Mike & Johnny for more info

Facebook Event

photo credit: Ben McLeod via photopin cc

Cider Pairing Dinner

on Tuesday, 23 September 2014. Posted in Events

A three course dinner complete with cider pairings and dessert!

Cider Pairing Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a wonderful evening and support the mission and vision of the Pride Center of Vermont by attending this three course dinner complete with cider pairings and dessert. Cocktail hour begins at 5pm, dinner at 6pm. Tickets are $55 a person for $100 for two. Cost includes food, cider, tax and gratuity!

Check our our photos for the amazing menu that has been put together for us!

Get Tickets!

Facebook Event

T* Party Social

on Tuesday, 16 September 2014. Posted in Events

Central Vermont Trans* Group Meets Monthly

T* Party Social

The meeting this month will be Wednesday, September 24 from 7 to 9 PM at an undisclosed location.  The theme will be Spirituality and Religion in the trans* community.  Points for discussion might include the role spirituality/religion played in your transition, trans* identities and spiritual traditions in culture, creating alternative spiritual communities, and reclaiming religious rituals, practices, and traditions. Please come with an open mind and heart as this can be a sensitive topic within our community.

For more information and location details please contact: centralvttrans@gmail.com

photo credit: Nanagyei via photopincc

RISQUÉ: THE PRIDE BALL

on Thursday, 11 September 2014. Posted in Events, Safespace

A Benefit for the Pride Center of Vermont

RISQUÉ: THE PRIDE BALL

The annual MAIN EVENT of Vermont Pride is back at Higher Ground!
Celebrate your sexuality--Express your identity--Dance the night away with us. 

Get #RisqueVT 
****************
ris·qué
riˈskā/
adjective
"slightly indecent or liable to shock, especially by being sexually suggestive"

*****************

Bringing world-class entertainment to town: 

DJ ManMachine (Amsterdam) 
www.djmanmachine.com
DJ Manny Ward (NYC) 
www.nova27.com/manny-ward
Kitty Kin-Evil (Ottawa) 
www.kittykinevil.com

...also featuring world-class entertainment right from Vermont:
Burlington Burlesque 
The Human Canvas
Peep Show Vermont 
Noah Dictive 
Vermont Drag Idol 2014 WINNER Nikki Champagne 
Major Face
Nyx Holland ...and hot Go-Go Dancers, party favors and prizes all night long. 

Get RISQUÉ: 

Post your Pride outfit creation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at #RisqueVT to get displayed proudly onscreen at the event! (Make sure to post your photos as "Public" so we can see them) Proceeds benefit The Pride Center of Vermont (formerly the RU12? Community Center), which celebrates, educates and advocates for the LGBTQ community in Vermont. 

Special thanks to Burly Bear Events for helping sponsor our fabulous DJs!

Phoebe Judge Joins the Pride Center Team!

on Friday, 12 September 2014.

PCVT Family Coordinator Announced

Phoebe Judge Joins the Pride Center Team!

Phoebe is a queer mom and an active member of the LGBTQ community in Burlington, and she is very excited to join the Pride Center of Vermont to expand the Family Program. She envisions the Family Program connecting families across the state and helping people to share their knowledge and experiences. Phoebe has a broad definition of family and is looking forward to bringing programming to the state that addresses the needs of queer families of all stripes, including nuclear, intergenerational, trans* inclusive, and single-parent families. Throughout her life, Phoebe has advocated for fairness and expanding communication between different groups. Recently, she helped to create a group for queer scientists at Cornell University, with an emphasis on reaching undergraduates and students of color. She has a masters from the University of Vermont and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

UVM Job Listing: Administrative Assistant

on Thursday, 11 September 2014.

The Office of Benefits and Employee Operations is seeking an Administrative Assistant t

UVM Job Listing: Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Benefits and Employee Operations

Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

 

The Office of Benefits and Employee Operations is seeking an Administrative Assistant to provide high-level administrative support to the Executive Director.  This is an 80% full time (five days a week) position and eligible for the full time benefit package. Responsibilities of the job include: managing complex calendar activity; providing administrative support for committee work; screen and route incoming phone calls; some budget work and general office support.  Working knowledge of software applications used to support office functions (ie Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint) as well as familiarity with Internet resources/editing. Effective writing and organizational skills and ability to multi-task required.  Ability to maintain confidentiality and to deal effectively with wide range of University personnel, students and the public required along with a commitment to issues of diversity and social justice.  Associate’s degree with two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination required.  The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Please apply with cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: www.uvmjobs.com (req. #S035PO)

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Transgender Advocate & Model Geena Rocero to Speak at Vermont Law School Thursday, September 11

on Wednesday, 10 September 2014. Posted in Safespace

Transgender Advocate & Model Geena Rocero to Speak at Vermont Law School Thursday, September 11

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt.—Vermont Law School’s National Lawyers Guild* partners with Pride Vermont bringing internationally renowned transgender advocate and model, Geena Rocero to speak to VLS and greater community this Thursday, at 1:30 pm in Oakes 110. As part of the VLS National Lawyers Guild Radical Speaker Series: Beyond Equality and Inclusion Politics, Geena will speak about her global work on gender rights issues facilitating discussion that challenges our status quo understanding of gender, sexuality, and identity.

On March 31, 2014, in honor of International Transgender day of Visibility, Geena came out as transgender while giving at TED talk. Soon after, Geena launched Gender Proud, “an advocacy and awareness campaign that aims to advance the right of all transgender individuals.” Today Geena sends a powerful message to future policy and lawmakers about the importance of challenging cultural norms and gender binaries that play a significant role in the systems of power and control that distribute life chances.

Born to humble beginnings in Manila, Philippines, Geena always had big dreams. Growing up, she knew that she was different from her childhood friends. At a young age, she told her mom that her gender assignment at birth was different. 
At fifteen, a pageant manager approached her to join a beauty contest. This opportunity led her to the world of the TransWomen Beauty Pageant in the Philippines.  As a young teenager, she then became one of the most prominent figures in the trans beauty pageant world. 


Geena immigrated to San Francisco in 2001, and moved to New York City in 2005 in order to pursue a modeling career. Next Models, one of the most prominent agencies in the world, quickly represented her. 
Through her own experience into womanhood and working as a professional model, she realized her bigger purpose in life was to share her journey and work towards justice and beauty in the transgender community. 


For more information, contact: Taylor L. Curtis (taylorcurtis@vermontlaw.edu)

*Co-sponsors for the event include: VLS Environmental Law Society, and Alliance

Family Town Hall Series #2, 6pm Tuesday!

on Friday, 05 September 2014.

The second in our Family Town Hall series is fast approaching; please consider this a special invitation to attend! This event’s topic is LGBTQ Families: Navigating Systems.

As LGBTQ families (with and without children), when we get together, we are often telling each other stories about how we’ve been flummoxed by, or have triumphed over, a challenging situation involving systems. Come together for an evening of story-sharing, giving and receiving support, and networking with other LGBTQ families.

  • How have you, as LGBTQ parents, worked with schools or daycare facilities to resolve issues? (For example, bullying, or supporting a child with special needs, or having to provide needed education to teachers or other parents?)
  • Have you been tripped up by the lack of sensitivity to LGBTQ families’ needs in the legal system or with law enforcement? How so?
  • What has your experience been with health care providers? Their support staff?
  • Have you found yourself having to advocate on your family’s behalf with your employer?
  • How do systems challenge or enhance your day-to-day living as an LGBTQ family? Have you had good experiences you’re dying to share along with the difficult ones?

Tuesday, 9/9, 6-8pm at the Pride Center of Vermont, 255 S. Champlain Street, Ste. 12, Burlington.

Free parking and snacks will be available; as will childcare, if needed. Please contact the Center (jean@pridecentervt.org or 860.7812) with your childcare needs.

We hope you will join us!

David Frye Receives United Way Award!

on Tuesday, 09 September 2014.

David Frye Receives United Way Award!

David Frye, volunteer coordinator for the LGBTQ Individuals with Disabilities Social and Support Group Network at Pride Center of Vermont, recieved the United Way 2014 Building Block Award this morning at the Live United Breakfast.  David was recognized for his passionate commitment to fostering the health, safety and well being of this remarkable group of people.  Check out this video produced by the United Way of Chittenden County and you too will be drawn in by David's passion for the work!  David's video

"Time is a precious gift.  And when we give it, the potential is endless and the payoff is priceless" Amy Carmola, Director of Community Impact, United Way Chittenden County

If you are interested in volunteering your time to YOUR Pride Center please contact Brenda

Have you registered for Stride To Pride?

on Sunday, 31 August 2014. Posted in Safespace

What better way to kick off Pride weekend than with a beautiful sunset 5K along the waterfront of Lake Champlain!

What better way to kick off Pride weekend than with a beautiful sunset 5K along the waterfront of Lake Champlain!  This first annual event will celebrate the joy of the LGBTQ and allied community through fun and fitness!  We welcome everyone who wishes to join us in the celebration to show support, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.  All proceeds benefit the work of the Pride Center of Vermont.

Starting at 6 pm in Battery Park this course will be mostly flat or downhill, with one incline near the end.  Water stations available during the course with water and snacks at the end.  This race will not be officially timed, but there will be prizes for the top 3 runners and top 3 walkers (walkers defined as always having 2 feet on the ground throughout the course).  We will also be offering a prize for “Most Prideful” costume!

All participants will receive an awesome Stride to Pride t-shirt as well as custom finishers medal.  Additionally everyone will receive a token for the “OUT on Church Street” event, allowing you 10% off food, drinks and merchandise from participating retailers on Church Street Marketplace all weekend of Pride!  Additional tokens for supporters will be for sale at the event for $10 each.

While registration will be open until the event, only people registering by September 1st, 2014 will be guaranteed a t-shirt and finishers medal.  All participants will recieve an OUT on Church Street token and will be eligible for prizes regardless of registration date .  The cost is $35 per person, this includes the shirt, medal and OUT on Church Street token.

Register here:  

http://www.active.com/burlington-vt/running/stride-to-pride-5k-run-walk-2014

Event schedule and times

Thursday, Sept. 11 - early packet pick-up will be available from 4 pm - 8 pm, location TBD.

Friday, September 12- Battery Park, Burlington

5:00 pm - On site registration and packet pick-up

6:00 pm - 5K begins

7:00 pm - Awards ceremony

7:15 pm – enjoy the benefits of your OUT on Church Street token by receiving 10% off food/drink/merchandise at participating Church Street Marketplace businesses.

Internships Available

on Sunday, 31 August 2014.

Be a part of a dynamic team!

Internship Opportunities Available!

The Pride Center of VT has three internship opportunies available for students in Chittenden County:

  • http://ru12.typepad.com/site/grayarrow.png) 0em 0.2em no-repeat transparent;">The GLAM Interns will assist in the coordination of PCVT's fun, social HIV prevention program, GLAM. Two openings exist for this internship.
  • http://ru12.typepad.com/site/grayarrow.png) 0em 0.2em no-repeat transparent;">The Marketing and Outreach Intern will participate in various stages of print and online marketing and outreach projects.

All internships will be able to provide opportunities for skill development, gaining experience in their respective fields, and fulfilling internship or college credit requirements. Interns receive training, tailored assignments based on interests and skills, and supportive supervision from our staff. See below for details!

GLAM Intern:

Description

PCVT is looking for two interns to help plan events for gay, bi, and trans guys who like gay, bi, and trans guys for GLAM, PCVT's Mpowerment program. GLAM is a group of young gay, bi, queer and/or trans guys who are coming together, getting out, and enjoying the connections we make. Through building a stronger queer community in Chittenden County, we empower one another, support each other, and fight the HIV epidemic.

This fun and meaningful project is run by and for GBQT guys. Interns of all identities are encouraged to apply.

This intern should be prepared to work in a deadline oriented team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of event planning, marketing and community organizing.

Responsibilities

  • http://ru12.typepad.com/site/grayarrow.png) 0em 0.2em no-repeat transparent;">Attend weekly core group meetings every Wednesday at 6:30pm
  • http://ru12.typepad.com/site/grayarrow.png) 0em 0.2em no-repeat transparent;">Assist in the planning and implementation of weekly social events for GBQ folks on the masculine spectrum.
  • http://ru12.typepad.com/site/grayarrow.png) 0em 0.2em no-repeat transparent;">Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials via social media networks, through the organizations website and through direct contact with collaborating agencies and members of the LGBTQ community.
  • http://ru12.typepad.com/site/grayarrow.png) 0em 0.2em no-repeat transparent;">Help recruit core volunteers and program participants at LGBTQ events in the area.

Requirements

PCVT is looking for an undergraduate student in the Chittenden County area who is majoring in Art/Design, Gender Studies, Human Service / Non-Profit Mgmt, Journalism, Social Work, Community Development, Marketing Public Relations or any other related field.  This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially with web and social media. This internship would require a minimum of 4 hour per week.

If you are interested in this position please email michael@ru12.org" style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">michael@ru12.org

Marketing and Outreach Intern:

Description

PCVT is looking for a tech savvy intern with an eye for design to join our fabulous team. Our organization provides services that celebrate and support LGBTQ Vermonters, and seeks an intern who can participate in various stages of print and online marketing campaigns.

This intern should be prepared to work in a deadline oriented team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing and community organizing.

Experience in HTML or design is helpful but not necessary. We’re willing to train the right candidate.

Responsibilities 

  • http://ru12.typepad.com/site/grayarrow.png) 0em 0.2em no-repeat transparent;">Assist in the creation of e-mail & print campaigns, weekly e-newsletters and blog postings
  • http://ru12.typepad.com/site/grayarrow.png) 0em 0.2em no-repeat transparent;">Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials via social media networks, through the organizations website and through direct contact with collaborating agencies.
  • http://ru12.typepad.com/site/grayarrow.png) 0em 0.2em no-repeat transparent;">Perform analysis of communications and outreach data.

Requirements

PCVT is looking for an undergraduate student in the Chittenden County area who is majoring in Art/Design, Gender Studies, Human Service / Non-Profit Mgmt, Journalism, Social Work, Community Development, Marketing Public Relations or any other related field.  This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with web and social media. Experience with design programs, PowerPoint, Word and Excel experience is a bonus. This internship would require a minimum of 4 hours per week.

If you are interested in this position please email michael@ru12.org

Something For Everyone

on Thursday, 28 August 2014.

Save for George Clooney, I don't follow celebrities or their sex lives. Looking at the side-by-side mug shots below, I honestly couldn't identify Tom Daley, the 19-year-old British diving champion, versus Dustin Lance Black, the 39-year-old Hollywood screenwriter. (They both look like twinks to me.) But the controversy last year over their 20 year age gap caught my attention and hit close to home. As a teenager, the only thing more terrifying than coming out as same-sex-attracted, for me, was coming out as intergenerationally-attracted.

It was absolutely paralyzing. Gay? Maybe okay, as I was privileged to grow up in a secular unconditionally-loving home in liberal Vermont. But this - it was unspeakable. I didn't even have the vocabulary to express it. I didn't have an outlet to explore it. I didn't have role models to validate it. I felt like a freak.

Painfully insecure in general, I didn't dare venture beyond the norm. I compartmentalized my feelings and my fantasies. It took extensive therapy following an episode of crippling anxiety and depression my freshman year of college for me to admit my desires - even to myself.

When I did, I came out of the closet gate running. All of a sudden, I was no longer skinny and undesirable; I was a twink! I learned about daddies, bears, chickenhawks, et al. I learned that my attraction to older men was not such an uncommon phenomenon after all. My self-consciousness evolved into self-confidence and social consciousness.

Call it a Daddy Complex, deviant, perverted, fucked up; it might just be. I don't care. I've learned to celebrate my difference. My friends will surely tell you I do so unabashedly.

Yet every time I come across literature about intergenerational sexuality, I recall the insecure teenager who sat secretly alone in his shame. It's been years since I felt that particularly toxic shame, but I'll admit: I still appreciate the validation.

So I felt compelled to share a piece of my story. There's plenty of such stories out there, and they often aren't told. The range of human sexuality is vast and beautiful. And in my experience, there's something out there for everybody, whatever you're into, however queer.

GLAM Goes to the Art Hop!

on Thursday, 28 August 2014.

Join the Guys of GLAM as we support our fellow local artists at the Art Hop.

GLAM Goes to the Art Hop!

Sat, September 6th at 4pm
Burlington's South End Art District

Burlington, Vermont
**Meet at 4PM at The Pride Center of Vermont and travel over together**

Join the Guys of GLAM as we support our fellow local artists at the Art Hop. The South End Art Hop is an annual event presented by the South End Arts and Business Association (SEABA) of Burlington, Vermont.

Artists join businesses, artist studios, and galleries, which in turn open their doors to the public throughout the post-industrial section of Burlington, known as the “South End”.

The principle behind the event is that of fusing culture and commerce, for which participating sites allow artists to showcase their work in non-traditional settings: offices, stores, restaurants, studios, etc. This promotes a mutually symbiotic relationship, by having businesses benefit from the increased foot traffic of art lovers, and artists benefit from exposure to customers who may not otherwise see their works in non-traditional display environments.


For more info about GLAM contact 802-860-7812 or email: GLAM@ru12.org

LGBTQ Running Group

on Thursday, 28 August 2014.

6pm, Thursdays @ the Pride Center

LGBTQ Running Group

 

LGBTQ Running Group

 

Small__4716647968

6pm, Thursdays, 255 S. Champlain Street #12, Burlington, VT

FMI: Call Mike or John 802.860.7812

New Group Getting together (again) at the Pride Center of Vermont! This time we're going to train for Stride to Pride 5K Run/Walk ! All skill levels welcome! We'll meet every Thursday 6pm at RU12? Community Center/Pride Center of Vermont. 

This Thursday, we'll go easy on you with a 1 mile run (over-achievers can continue on further). Set a goal, stick with us weekly, maybe even train for the Stride to Pride 5K Run/Walk September 12th, and get some late-summer fitness on!

photo credit: Sangudo via photopin cc

 

<<  21 22 23 24 25 [2627 28  >>