Twin Cities Pride 2014

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Twin Cities Pride Celebration - Minneapolis, MN One of the largest Pride Celebrations in the nation - and it's FREE! Twin Cities Pride 2014 2014 Pride Week Events: Family Picnic - June 22 Margaret Cho - June 26. Beer Dabbler - June 27. Festival - June 28-29. Parade - June 29! The mission of Twin Cities Pride is to create experiences that bring the greater GLBT community together to commemorate our diverse heritage, foster inclusion, educate and create awareness of issues, and celebrate achievements in equality. The 2014 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, June 29, beginning at 11am along Hennepin Avenue in Downtown Minneapolis. The Parade route starts at 3rd and Hennepin and ends at Spruce and Hennepin. Over 120 units of community members and…
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Rhode Island Pride 2014

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RI Pridefest & Parade - Providence, RI Rhode Island Pride - Rhode Island's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Celebration - Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Newport - RI Rhode Island Pride 2014 Mission Creating opportunities for integrating and promoting visibility for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community Promoting equal rights and diversity through public education and the arts Providing safe opportunities and venues for people to come out and express and celebrate their sexual identities History For generations sexual minorities have been feared, ridiculed, discriminated against, and ostracized because of misinformation and misunderstanding within the majority community. In 1976, individuals who believed it is essential that male and female sexual minorities have avenues to educate the larger community and opportunities to come together and openly celebrate who they are began…
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Columbus Pride 2014

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Columbus Pride - Columbus, OH Central Ohio's Annual Festival and Parade for the LGBTA Community Columbus Pride 2014 Stonewall Columbus – the leading visionary, inclusive, and fun-spirited GLBT organization in Central Ohio – sets the pace for increasing the visibility and acceptance of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community. We continue to be the driving force on GLBT issues and our Center is the first stop for many in the GLBT and allied community. In response to community need, Stonewall routinely adds programs to our growing roster, facilitates ever-increasing numbers visiting the Center, increases visibility for other agencies, and brings new and innovative perspectives to our service delivery. It is our intent to continually expand programming so that community members seeking a variety of services and activities –…
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Albuquerque Pride 2014

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Albuquerque Pride - Albuquerque, NM PRIDEFEST 2014 HEADLINERS : Albuquerque Pride is proud to introduce our headliners for 2014! We can’t wait for Beverly McClellan from The Voice! We are excited to present music sensation Colton Ford! And we gleefully bring you Alex Newell! Albuquerque Pride 2014 Since 1976, Albuquerque Pride has worked at presenting a positive image of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) community. Albuquerque Pride provides a safe space to network, come out and explore what the New Mexico LGBTIQ community is all about. Since becoming a non-profit organization in 1997, we continue our outreach educating the general public on the issues and lives of our community. Further, we build support among our allies and create a dynamic economic, political and vocal community for…
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José Julio Sarria (1922-2013) — Pioneering GLBT Activist & Entertainer Inbox

José Julio Sarria (1922-2013) — Pioneering GLBT Activist & Entertainer Inbox

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In Memory of José Julio Sarria (1922-2013): Daring, Colorful Pioneer of GLBT Activism San Francisco -- José Julio Sarria (1922-2013), a pioneer of activism on behalf of dignity and equality for GLBT people in the United States since the mid-1950s, died of cancer at his home in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque on the morning of Aug. 19, 2013; he was 90 years old. Before his death, Sarria had donated his extensive archives, along with costumes, artwork and memorabilia from his career as an entertainer and activist, to the GLBT Historical Society, an archives, research center and museum in San Francisco. Statement from Paul Boneberg, executive director of the GLBT Historical Society: The GLBT Historical Society notes with great sadness the death of Jose Julio Sarria, one of the founders of…
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25 Years of San Francisco’s Real Bad Party

25 Years of San Francisco’s Real Bad Party

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Activism With a Beat: New Exhibit Celebrates 25 Years of San Francisco's Real Bad Party San Francisco -- A new multimedia exhibit opening August 8 at The GLBT History Museum highlights the history of Real Bad, a queer dance party held in conjunction with the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco. "Be Bad...Do Good: Activism With a Beat" marks the 25th anniversary of the annual event; entirely produced and funded by volunteers, the party has raised nearly $1.7 million for local GLBT nonprofits. "'Be Bad...Do Good' celebrates a quarter century of Real Bad, a party with a purpose and with a global following," says Suzan Revah, who curated the show along with Gina Gatta. "Real Bad showcases San Francisco's distinct generosity of spirit and support for community through dance-floor tradition, ritual and activism."…
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Albuquerque Pride 2013

Albuquerque Pride 2013

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Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque Pride Albuquerque’s largest and longest running LGBTIQ event. Celebrating 37 years of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer/questioning diversity! Albuquerque Pride is a non-profit organization dedicated to: Presenting a positive image of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community Educating the general public on the issues and lives of our community Providing a safe space to network, come out and explore what the New Mexico GLBT community is all about Building support among our allies and creating a dynamic economic, political and vocal community for all issues of social justice and freedom ABQ Pride is a member the International Pride Coordinator’s Association (Interpride), the Consolidated Association of Pride Coordinators (CAPI),  the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) and The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce (COC).…
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Santa Fe Pride 2013

Santa Fe Pride 2013

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Santa Fe, New Mexico Pride on the Plaza Paseo de Peralta, Between the Roundhouse (Capitol building) and Railyard Entertainment, booths, and beverages will be on the Railyard grounds starting at 1pm. The Mission of the Human Rights Alliance is to educate, engage, encourage and celebrate LGBT inclusion, pride and acceptance for all people. The Human Rights Alliance was Founded in 1993 in response to the defeat of Senate Bill 91, civil rights legislation for lesbians and gay men. Rallying around the enthusiasm of our grassroots crusade, local activists joined together to create this non-profit organization whose primary goal was to end discrimination of all kinds. The Alliance seeks to build coalitions with groups who will work for the civil rights of all New Mexicans. Communication is key to HRA’s success.…
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Rhode Island Pride 2013

Rhode Island Pride 2013

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Providence, RI RI Pridefest & Parade Rhode Island's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Celebration - Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Newport - RI HISTORY For generations sexual minorities have been feared, ridiculed, discriminated against, and ostracized because of misinformation and misunderstanding within the majority community. In 1976, individuals who believed it is essential that male and female sexual minorities have avenues to educate the larger community and opportunities to come together and openly celebrate who they are began to organize a first ever pride parade. State and City leaders attempted to block the parade, but those early organizers pursued litigation which eventually led to a court ruling allowing this “pride” event to take place. About 75 individuals marched through downtown Providence to celebrate their diversity and to highlight the contributions they…
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Anchorage Pridefest 2013

Anchorage Pridefest 2013

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Anchorage, AK Anchorage Pridefest At the heart of Alaska Pride is PrideFest, a week-long celebration of our journey as the GLBT community which will include a variety of activities. Pride Conference fuels the mind for Alaska Pride, allowing us to come together across the state and plan our future. 2013 CELEBRATING DIVERSITY MARCH In every annual event there is a moment when the presenting group asks the big question. “How can we make this better?” Identity as the presenter wanted to make the part about being in the parade something really special. More people than ever signed up to be part of the parade last year, but many reactions were similar---not enough people came out to watch it. So we had a growth spurt and a lack of viewership at…
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