Harvey Milk Day 2017

Harvey Milk Day 2017

Advocacy, Calendar, Community
Harvey Milk Day – Celebrated to honor Harvey Milk, assassinated politician, on his birthday, it is celebrated officially in California, Milk’s home state. Join thousands across the globe to honor his memory and celebrate his message of hope. Celebrate Harvey Milk’s life story, message, and legacy in celebrating globally on his birthday to give hope and inspire disenfranchised communities. May 22, 2017 Our Equality Movement across the globe will celebrate the life story, message, and legacy of my uncle Harvey Milk. Join thousands across the globe to honor his memory and celebrate his message of hope. We are asking you to celebrate Harvey Milk’s life story, message and legacy in celebrating globally on his birthday to give hope and inspire disenfranchised communities. Harvey was a pioneer of the 20th century. His…
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Rainbow Toastmasters

Rainbow Toastmasters

Community
Recently, I was invited to The SF Rainbow Toastmasters.  It was a fun-filled evening as members presented and critiqued three speeches.  In addition, there was a round of table topics where members stand up and have 1-2 minutes to offer their best to response to impromptu topics. We sat down with Rainbow Toastmaster, Michael Platania to learn more. How did the Rainbow Toastmasters begin? Ken Stram was the founder. He started the club about six or seven years ago. He was the Economic Development Director at the SF LGBT Center and thought this would be a good program to have. He eventually left the center and Rainbow, but we are very excited that he has recently rejoined Rainbow! Why an LGBT chapter? To give us a safe space to speak…
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Bear and Leather Events

Bear and Leather Events

Calendar, Community
Folsom Street, Mid-Atlantic Leather, Folsom Europe, IML, International Mr Leather, Amsterdam Fetish Weekend, Lazy Bear and so much more… Seasons of Pride provides the bear and leather communities this calendar of leather/BDSM and bear events for your twisted travels.  Follow us at Twisted Bear on Instagram Jan – Mar | Apr – Jun | Jul – Sept | Oct – Dec Bear Resources | Calendar | Gay Leather Fetish History | Haus of BDSM | Kink Friendly Professionals   Leather Associations | Titleholders Is your event not listed?  Send us an email Bear | Business | Career| Conferences | Europe | Film | Leather | Lesbian | Trans | Youth Bear and Leather Events April Smokeout – SMOKEOUT is a fun-filled uncomplicated weekend in Las Vegas for cigar studs, bikers, leathermen, bears, and friends from all over the world.  A ‘free-flowing’…
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Day of Silence 2017

Day of Silence 2017

Calendar, Community
Day of Silence – GLSEN's Day of Silence is a student-led national event organized in thousands of schools, bringing awareness to the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying, and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBTQ behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBTQ students and those perceived to be LGBTQ. Apr 21, 2017 GLSEN (pronounced "glisten") was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks. Over 25 years…
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Stonewall Workplace Conference London 2017

Stonewall Workplace Conference London 2017

Business, Calendar, Community
Stonewall Workplace Conference London 2017 – Conference is a unique chance to hear from inspiring people like Robert Hannigan, Director of GCHQ, and Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd’s of London. Our speakers bring our work to life and empower our audiences to create change.  London, UK; Apr 7, 2017 People perform better when they can be themselves. Join over 800 delegates at our CPD-accredited conference in London on Friday 7 April, kindly supported by EY. Why attend? Learn best practice View this year’s breakout sessions We have 21 breakout sessions lead by inclusion specialists. New content this year includes sessions on working in Asia and supporting your bi staff. For the first time, we will have streams on working globally and supporting your trans staff, as well as a stream of…
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Northeast LGBT Conference 2017

Northeast LGBT Conference 2017

Community
Northeast LGBT Conference – The University at Albany, State University of New York, is proud to host the 20th Annual Northeast Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender College Conference! Albany, NY; Apr 1-3, 2017 The Northeast LGBT College Conference works through education, collaboration, and deliberate dialogue to fight all forms of Racism, Ableism, Classism, Sexism and Heterosexism in our society in order to provide a more supportive and better affirming environment for all Students, Faculty and Staff on college campuses across the Northeast. We believe in Campus Pride and share in the vision for campuses and a society free of anti-LGBTQ* prejudice, bigotry, and hate. To these ends, the NELGBTC is a student founded, funded and run conference since 1995. To this end, the Northeast LGBT* College Conference serves to highlight and celebrate…
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B’More Proud 2017 LGBTQIA Leadership Summit

B’More Proud 2017 LGBTQIA Leadership Summit

Calendar, Community
B’More Proud LGBTQIA Leadership – This year’s B’More Proud LGBTQIA Leadership Summit seeks to achieve the leadership, networking, and educational goals of the B’More Proud Collegiate Queer Coalition with a special focus on the development of stronger student leaders, organizations, campuses, and ultimately, the queer community of Metropolitan Baltimore. Baltimore, MD; Mar 25, 2017 B'More Proud: The Collegiate Queer Coalition of Metropolitan Baltimore is the primary intercollegiate network and clearinghouse serving college & university students/faculty/staff in the Baltimore-Metro LGBTQIA community. We seek to promote personal and professional growth of this community through leadership development, academic scholarship, educational programming and social networking opportunities. LGBTQ Conferences bringing together thousands of openly LGBTQ leaders in government, health, advocacy, business and community organizations. Is your event not listed?  Send us an email Bear | Business | Career| Conferences…
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Did we vote for the “queer” thing and I missed it?

Did we vote for the “queer” thing and I missed it?

Community
I am here, I am queer... OK, you know the rest.  When I talk about our community, I tend to use the umbrella term "Queer."  Using Gay seems too limiting and trying to figure out which part of the alphabet to use to be all inclusive gets tedious and I'm bound to leave someone out.  So for me, it's Queer. GLAAD recently moved from LGBT to LGBTQ. Better, but inevitably there are those who feel left out.     Not wanting to offend I decided to use queer feeling it was more inclusive.  What could go wrong? Wait for it.... Yup, I pissed a few people off.  On Facebook, naturally. I had made a list introducing our new Queer Business group on LinkedIn (yes, a not so subtle plug -…
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Red State Freedom Tour

Red State Freedom Tour

Community, News
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus responds to the election results by announcing a tour to support the LGBTQ community in RED states. Like many of you, the 300+ members of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus family - singers, staff and volunteers - have, along with the entire LGBTQ community, spent the last few days navigating our collective way through feelings of shock and despair. Rather than succumbing to feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, we've asked, "what can we do to make a difference?" In response to the recent presidential election and the voices of the so-called "silent majority," SFGMC will pursue a "Red State Freedom Tour" in the summer of 2018. While the exact itinerary has not been determined, it is our plan to go on a whistle-stop tour through…
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Trans Awareness Week

Trans Awareness Week

Community, Trans
SF's LGBT Center offers a host of workshops and programs supporting Trans Awareness Week Join us for Trans Awareness Week (November 14-20) when individuals and organizations across the country will participate to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) people, and address the issues these communities face. If you can't make the events, follow us on social media using #transwk and #TDoR @TEEISF. Please post and share how you are taking action next week and beyond. Share your support by getting a I Lv Trans People T-shirt! Also, join us at Out at Work this Monday with PG&E and Wednesday at Twitter for a talk with Susan Stryker. The final day of Trans Awareness Week is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of…
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