Call for testimonies by agender or gender-fluid members of our community

Call for testimonies by agender or gender-fluid members of our community

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Israeli newspaper Haaretz is seeking to interview members of our community who identify as agender or gender-fluid. The purpose of the article is to increase awareness about these identities around the world in general, and in Israel in particular. If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Sylvain Bruni at sbruni@bostonpride.org. Call for testimonies by agender or gender-fluid members of our community
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Not your Daddy’s Leather Daddy

Not your Daddy’s Leather Daddy

Queer Voices, Trans
Recently, I had the change to sit down with Gauge Strongarm.  I’ve know Gauge for awhile now, but when he won the SF Leather Daddy Contest and in his acceptance speech described what the title met to him, I knew there was a story I wanted to share with you.  I asked Gauge last year a Sac Heat if he’d be willing to sit down with us, and he of course replied yes.  Unfortunately, with our crazy schedules that sit down took awhile. Gauge was born intersexed, he self identified as a male, but his family raised him as a girl.  Gender identity is challenging in the best of circumstances, but to be forced into an identity that conflicts with your own natural self identification, well I’ll let Gauge tell…
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Idaho Wants to Add the Words

Idaho Wants to Add the Words

Advocacy, Opinion, Politics
On June 26th, 2015 when gay marriage was legalized in the United States I was camping with my good friend Andrea and her wife, Sam. When we found out the news we were elated! Andrea and her wife had just celebrated their one year wedding anniversary a few months before and now their marriage was recognized throughout the entire country. We all texted friends and family, wrote about the news on our Facebook walls, and changed our profile pictures with a rainbow filter. It was such a big moment for us and such a huge moment in history. Unfortunately, one ruling is not all it takes to create equality. There are still many steps to take for the LGBTQ community, but this step was definitely one to be celebrated. Idaho…
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Herts Pride 2015

Herts Pride 2015

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Hertfordshire Pride – The Hertfordshire Pride Society is a group of friendly, passionate, creative volunteers from the local lesbian, gay men, bisexual and trans* (LGBT*Q) community and their straight allies. Watford, England. Herts Pride 2015 Aim: To set up, plan, organise, raise funds and implement an annual Pride and family fun day event in Hertfordshire that promotes equality and diversity for the public benefit, through raising awareness of discrimination on age, disability, race, religion and belief, and in particular the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. Objectives: The Society will fulfill the aim by: To work in partnership with organisations committed to progress on age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, and whose aims are also to ensure the rights and needs of lesbian, gay men,…
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North Carolina Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2015

North Carolina Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2015

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North Carolina Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – The North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is the second largest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons yearly. Since its beginning in 1995, the Festival has featured a diverse array of shorts, documentaries and feature films. The Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau named the NCGLFF a Signature Event for Durham, the highest honor bestowed on a cultural event or attraction by the organization. Durham, NC. North Carolina Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2015 NCGLFF Schedule of Events Thursday, August 13 — 20th Anniversary Kick-Off Party NCGLFF festival donors and VIPs are invited to help celebrate the kick-off of the 20th NCGLFF at Durham Hotel (315 E. Chapel Hill St.) from 7 – 9 p.m. (Invitation…
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New West Pride 2015

New West Pride 2015

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New West Pride / Royal City Pride - The purpose of the New West Pride Society is to empower, celebrate, and promote inclusivity, acceptance, and respect among persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities in New Westminster and surrounding communities. To further our purpose, we will organize and/or promote community-building events and raise funds for causes that benefit our communities. Vancouver, BC. New West Pride 2015 New West Pride aims to promote equality and diversity through all of its events. Our Pride festivities uses theatre, music, debate, art and entertainment to raise awareness of discrimination and the issues and difficulties affecting the lives of Gay Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer and Inter-sex people in New Westminster and around the world. We celebration the diversity of our GLBTQI community by all we do.…
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Rendezvous Wyoming Equality

Rendezvous Wyoming Equality

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Rendezvous - Wyoming Equality seeks to enhance the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the Equality State by providing: Education, Information, Activities, Support, a Networking System, and an Advocacy System for people impacted by gender and sexual orientation issues. Cheyenne, WY. Rendezvous Wyoming Equality Rendezvous | A newcomer's perspective Last year I was a “Rendezvous Virgin,” both nervous and excited. Being a Wyoming native I couldn’t wait to finally spend some time around people I could relate to, and when it was all said and done I vowed that I would never miss another Rendezvous – it was truly a life-changing experience. I was at Pride in Denver this year, passing out Rendezvous flyers in the parade and also spending some time manning our booth in the park. The…
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EuroGames Stockholm 2015

EuroGames Stockholm 2015

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EuroGames 2015, Stockholm – EuroGames Stockholm is a sports, cultural and political event which will take place between 5th to 9th of August 2015. The event encourage participation from everyone — regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, athletic or artistic ability, age, physical challenge or health status. The goal is to offer a safe environment for LGBTQ competitors and participants. With an aim to attract over 5.000 participants and more than 200.000 visitors EuroGames Stockholm invites people not only from Sweden but from all over the world. Stockholm, Sweden. EuroGames Stockholm 2015   EuroGames 2015 allows Stockholm, known worldwide as an open and welcoming destination, an opportunity to state as an example and act as an international role model for LGBTQ rights. There are still…
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Liverpool Pride 2015

Liverpool Pride 2015

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Liverpool Pride – Established in 2010, Liverpool Pride returns for its sixth consecutive year and continues to be one of the city’s most visual and flamboyant events of the Summer. Liverpool, England. This year marks the 6th anniversary for Liverpool Pride, which was established in 2010 and takes place each year to coincide with the date of murdered gay teenager Michael Causer 7 years ago. After a poll, the public have spoken and the theme for this year’s Liverpool Pride is Love Is No Crime, with those attending encouraged to come dressed in their most wild and wonderful interpretations of the theme. Liverpool Pride 2015 Liverpool Pride is an annual festival for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, our friends, families and supporters organised by the charity Liverpool Pride run by a…
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Pride in Hull 2015

Pride in Hull 2015

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Pride in Hull – Pride in Hull is a family friendly LGBT+ orientated event traditionally held annually in Hull on the penultimate Saturday of July. Hull, UK. The 21st Century has witnessed a notable shift in public attitudes. It is increasingly recognised that discrimination against people on grounds of sexual orientation has no place in a democracy. Getting rid of such discrimination makes for a happier, more productive and stable society. The existence and success of Pride in Hull bears testimony to the great strides being made and shows how people can be brought together. Philip The Lord Norton of Louth, Prof - Professor of Government, University of Hull Pride in Hull 2015   The free event will feature a colourful parade representing all areas of the LGBT community, their…
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