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Pride Center of Vermont's 17th Annual LGBTQA Community Celebration

on Saturday, 28 March 2015. Posted in Events, Safespace

Tickets now available!

Pride Center of Vermont's 17th Annual LGBTQA Community Celebration

Join Pride Center of Vermont and Host Hillary Boone at our 17th Annual LGBTQA Community Celebration as we honor those who have made exceptional contributions to our community. 

May 8th, 2015
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington
Doors open at 6:00PM
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Inspired food stations with tantalizing culinary delights by Vermont's best:
SugarSnap
Leunig's Bistro & Lounge
Velvet Catering and Events

Amazing auction items! Bid on an experience. Find the perfect gift. Have a fabulous evening surrounded by LGBTQA community. 

And get ready for some live auction excitement with special guest auctioneer Josie Leavitt! 

Be on the lookout for posts about items up for auction. You won't want to miss anything. 

Mark you calendars and help us raise funds to support vital services to some of Vermont's most vulnerable populations. 

For more information, please contact Kim Fountian

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First Friday presents: SPRING BREAK w/JOSLYN FOX

on Saturday, 28 March 2015. Posted in Events

First Friday presents:  SPRING BREAK w/JOSLYN FOX

As seen on your TV, all the way from RuPaul's Drag Race, join us this month for a special edition of First Friday with JOSLYN FOX!

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Start April off with a THAW and shake off this cold while we transport you to a tropical beach getaway. Dress for the sun, sand, and surf while you hit the dancefloor with JOSLYN turning up the party! It'll be cold outside but a heatwave in hurrrrrr!

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April 3rd 18+ 
Doors @ 8:30pm
$10 pre-show / $15 day of event 

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Visit www.joslynfox.com!

 

SafeSpace Relationships Skills Class

on Thursday, 19 March 2015. Posted in Events, Safespace

SafeSpace Relationships Skills Class
 
SafeSpace will be offering a Relationship Skill Building Class starting Monday March 23rd.  This will be a class to learn and practice new skills.  This is not a support group to process specific relationship issues or experiences.  The consistent theme of the class is to become aware of personal values, goals, and dreams and to practice living in alignment with that awareness.  This self-awareness is the foundation of solid relationships.
 
Mondays from 6-7:30pm beginning March 23.
Class schedule is as follows:
 
Week 1   March 23: Values & Anti-Oppression
Week 2   March 30: Expectations & Negotiation
Week 3   April 6: Accountability
Week 4   April 13: Boundaries
Week 5   April 20:  Conflict
Week 6   April 27: Community Connections

Gender Free Contra Dancing Friday 3/27/15

on Monday, 23 March 2015. Posted in Events

Gender Free Contra Dancing Friday 3/27/15

You are invited to gender free contra dancing in Burlington! This is a first; the Mad Robin Callers collective is trying this out, finally at last. Please come and support them and ourselves, and to show this is a popular option. Meet at 7:45 PM at the hall, there will be an intro to contra and gender free terms. No prior knowledge needed!!! If you can, bring smooth soled shoes. You too can whirl around the room with Aurora sisters in no time at all.

Hello Dancers!
Spring may be right around the corner, but it's still pretty chilly out--so come warm up at our monthly dance! Our March dance will be gender-free: a chance for callers to practice calling without gendered terms, a chance for dancers to try out different roles if they are so inclined, and a chance to welcome an even wider community to our dance. We hope you'll join us!

Music this month will be provided by a wonderful band full of local talent including our own Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin and Brian Perkins, joined by some of their musical friends. Friday March 27
8-11pm, with a beginner lesson at 7:45pm
First Congregational Church
38 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington
Music by Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, Brian Perkins and Friends!
Calling by the Mad Robins
Cost: $5-10 sliding scale

We welcome dancers of all ages and abilities. All dances are taught, no partner is necessary. Please bring clean soft-soled shoes, a water bottle, $5-10 entry fee and a treat to share at the dessert potluck at the break. Limited parking is available in the church parking lot, with more spaces in the Cherry St. lot across the street.

Questions? Comments? Please be in touch: robins@madrobincallers.org
Hope to see you there!
The Robins

​Hope to see you there. For more information, check out
http://www.madrobincallers.org/

The F word: The power of feminism

on Thursday, 19 March 2015. Posted in Events

The F word: The power of feminism


The Women's Center, Student Life and LivingWell
are so pleased to announce feminist, sex education activist Laci Green on campus in celebration of Women's HerStory Month! March 31, 7:30pm - The Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis 

Tickets are free and available NOW at The First Floor Info Desk in Davis

Check out Laci's work here and here.

Gayme Night with GLAM

on Thursday, 19 March 2015. Posted in Events

Gayme Night with GLAM

Gayme Night is on again!!! This time is going to be a Wednesday after our GLAM meeting. So, reminder: we will be playing Nintendo Wii and a vast variety of board games, (you are more than welcome to bring your wii controllers and/or games). So come and enjoy a night full of laughter, games and food with us!!

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Spring Equinox Celebration at HOWL

on Tuesday, 17 March 2015. Posted in Events

Spring Equinox Celebration at HOWL
Spring Equinox Celebration at HOWL
Friday, March 20
6:45  - 10:00 PM
 
Join us for a Spring Equinox celebration at HOWL!
 
Our themes are renewal, growth, cooperation, and playfulness.  We will have a ceremony outside to honor the new season, then go inside to share a meal and do a creative project together as a group.  The ceremony will be facilitated by priestess Yvonne Raphael.
 
Please arrive at 6:45 pm, as we will begin the ceremony at 7:00 sharp.  We want to make the most of the remaining daylight.
 
What to wear for the ceremony: As we will be outside in the snow for the first 30 minutes, please dress for outdoors, but wear/bring what you need to sit on the floor for crafting for awhile afterward.
 
What to bring for the ceremony: A hardboiled egg or garden seeds to bless and a song to sing to waken the trees.
 
We will share a potluck meal at about 7:30. Please bring a dish to share. Please note that we will make egg salad to share after we bless them. You might bring a few slices of bread or some crackers for that.
 
There is some space available for those who want to sleep over.  Please bring your own sleeping pad, sleeping bag and pillow and let us know in advance so we can make sure the space is prepared.
 
Donations to HOWL gratefully accepted.

Sizzlin' Saturdays comes to Rutland

on Tuesday, 17 March 2015. Posted in Events

The Local in Rutland hosts a Gay Night every third Saturday!

Sizzlin' Saturdays comes to Rutland

The Local's first ever gay night! Sizzlin' Saturdays! Come one come all! Doesn't matter if you're gay straight or bisexual, come out and show your support! $5.00 cover charge at the door! Midnight drag show with 4 of Rutland's top drag stars! There will also be door prizes so put your name in at the door for a chance to win! :) prizes announced at a later date! So put on your dancing shoes and I'll see you at The Local!!

Ice Skating at Cairns

on Wednesday, 11 March 2015. Posted in Events

Ice Skating at Cairns

Come and enjoy an afternoon of skating with friends! Let go of your troubles and worries and skate away! Lets meet at the Pride Center at 2pm this Saturday 14th and leave for the skating arena at 2:15pm. We'll have a great time!!

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Gender Surfing Part 2

on Wednesday, 11 March 2015. Posted in Safespace

Gender Surfing Part 2

This is the spring session of the group offered last fall, called Gender Surfing.  It will be starting next Monday 3/16, from 3:30-5:00 at the Pride Center of Vermont, and running weekly until April 20th.

 
Here's a brief description, and attached is a copy of this semester's flyer:

Gender Surfing is a 6-week group for anyone wanting to explore issues related to gender, gender identity, and gender questions in a supportive, affirming space. Topics include gender fluidity, gender non-conformity, genderqueerity, gender roles, gender performance, gender expression, and how gender interacts with identity, self-expression, and relationship roles. Gender surfing is about exploring and navigating gender and building community, and is an open format group.

PCVT’s Transgender Community Program meeting

on Thursday, 05 March 2015. Posted in Events, Safespace

Help direct the future of the Pride Center of Vermont’s Transgender Community Program

PCVT’s Transgender Community Program meeting

Sunday March 8th, 3 - 5 pm, at the The Pride Center of Vermont

Program planning meeting to help direct the future of the Pride Center of Vermont’s Transgender Community Program. Please come share your thoughts and input to guide the future of transgender programing at the PCVT.

We need everyone’s voice at the table! We need those who have a history of engagement and activism in the transgender community to bring their experience to the table and guide the program forward. And we need current and future organizers to join in the conversation and contribute their perspectives and ideas for the next generation of transgender community building in VT.

Some amazing support groups, clubs, events, and social functions have been happening at the center to build trans community, and now PCVT is in the process of bringing it all together to create a revived and more cohesive transgender program.

Included in the agenda for the meeting:

  • The history of the PCVT’s Transgender Community Wellness Program, the proposed new Transgender Community Program, and the mission of the program.

  • Get to know the trans programs: what trans programs are already happening at PCVT, who is a part of organizing them, and how they are run.    

  • What are the successes of the current programs? What are challenges that still need to be addressed for the Vermont trans community?

  • Effective organization of the larger Transgender Community Program, communication within it, outreach to the community, and effective partnering with other trans programs across Vermont.

  • Creating room for growth and development of the Transgender Community Program

We need everyone's voice at the table. We need our history. We need our future. We want to honor our past and learn from it while transforming our futures. Please, whether you feel you'd like to just sit and listen or jump right onto a coordinating a committee, your presence will be of great value. Please email back with questions and about logistics of the meeting, and hope to see you there.

Best,

Laura Gagnon

PCVT, Gender Fun & Gender Pride Organizer and Co-Chair

laura@pridecenter.org

 

Movie Soiree: Longtime Companion

on Thursday, 05 March 2015. Posted in Events

Movie Soiree: Longtime Companion

The first film to detail the unpolitical crisis of AIDS .... even after all this time still hold up .... 

The emergence and devastation of the A.I.D.S. epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s.

Report Violence Online

on Thursday, 05 March 2015. Posted in Safespace

Report Violence Online

Report discrimination, hate violence, sexual violence intimate partner and domestic violence anonymously

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and HIV affected (LGBTQH) people face bias and discrimination every day, and may experience violence from an intimate partner or a stranger, but we may not think to report these incidents or feel comfortable speaking with someone. While SafeSpace feels that talking with one of our trained advocates helps, we also understand that not everyone may want to take advantage of this option. To give people a wider range of options, we have created this form as a way for you to report the violence anonymously. 

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Family day at The Pump House!

on Wednesday, 04 March 2015. Posted in Events

Family day at The Pump House!

Saturday March, 14th 10am

Family Program discount day at the Pump House at Jay Peak! (I'm excited—can you tell?) I have discounted tickets and also some really discounted tickets, so message me to reserve those cheap tickets. Kids 3 and under are free. Let's go somewhere warm and pretend there aren't 6 foot high piles of snow everywhere!

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Central Vermont 4th Annual Drag Ball: Full Moon in Unicorn

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015. Posted in Events

@ Old Labor Hall, Barre VT

Central Vermont 4th Annual Drag Ball: Full Moon in Unicorn

 

Central Vermont 4th Annual Drag Ball: Full Moon in Unicorn

6-8 PM: Acoustic Coffee Hour with treats by Nutty Steph's and music by Erica B. and more.

8PM DRAG PERFORMANCES!!! with:
Vivian
Major Face
Cici Georgia
Noah Hyman Dictive
MOONUNIT
Speedo Death (Bikini Kill coverband)
Green Mountain Cabaret
The Goodwives
...and probably more TBA

and music by DJ Tom-Girl

$10-20 suggested donation, costumes encouraged.

A benefit for Freeride Montpelier (http://www.freeridemontpelier.com/) and the Central Vermont Trans Group

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