Rainbow Toastmasters

Rainbow Toastmasters

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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 a LGBT chapter? To give us a safe space to speak…
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Waltham MA Direct Care Counselor Overnight

Waltham MA Direct Care Counselor Overnight

Health, Jobs, Youth
The Home for Little Wanderers - Waltham, MA The Home for Little Wanderers Waltham House, a group home program designed to provide a safe and supportive living environment for up to 12 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth ages 14-18 is looking for an Overnight Direct Care Counselor. Waltham MA Direct Care Counselor Overnight Under the direction of the Milieu Director and Supervisor, the Direct Care Counselor will provide safe, supportive environment for children. Communicate with other counselors from previous shifts to ensure the continued flow of information and coordinate activity log of daily living. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to up to 2 years college and life experience with parenting and/or childcare. Valid driver’s license required. Experience with the LGBT community required. Looking for a job…
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Corpus Christi TX Social Media Specialist

Corpus Christi TX Social Media Specialist

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Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation - Corpus Christi, TX Non-profit seeks an individual to utilize social media platforms to educate and assist at-risk individuals into health care services. Responsibilities include maintaining daily social interaction thorough Facebook, tweets, chats, blogs, and videos. Preferred requirements are a degree in marketing, journalism, with emphasis on computer technology, or experience in the field. Knowledge of social networking channels and functions/activities associated with each platform. Knowledge and understanding of cultural difference of focus populations and comfortable approaching members of the community to discuss services available, surveys, and providing education. Experience in planning community wide activities, such as awareness and education events. Experience writing, editing and crafting content for the social media space. Knows how to leverage different social media platforms for informal and formal advertising. Preferred…
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Pensacola LGBT Film Fest 2015

Pensacola LGBT Film Fest 2015

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Pensacola LGBT Film Fest 2015 – The Pensacola LGBT Film Festival highlights the artistic contributions both nationally and internationally of lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) films and filmmakers. The unique ability of film to transcend stereotypes and relate to the viewer opens the door to a dialogue about the LGBT experience, building a stronger and more open Pensacola. Pensacola LGBT Film Fest 2015 The Pensacola LGBT Film Festival began in 2012 as a conduit to provide a vibrant and educational experience to the Gulf Coast region, specifically Pensacola, Florida. This festival focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, with a goal of expanding the region’s diversity and acceptance of diverse identities. This mission is driven primarily by an annual film festival featuring short and feature-length documentaries and fiction…
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OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit 2015

OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit 2015

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OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit - The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is honored to host the 6th Annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit (OOTH2015) in Washington, D.C. on September 16-20, 2015. OOTH2015 is a unique and important convening that brings together hundreds of the nation's leading Black LGBT activists, thought leaders, elected officials, faith leaders, elders and young adults to participate in an inspiring week of education, organizing and action planning. OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit 2015 Event organizers seek to “shift the conversation around African American holistic health by reshaping the dialogue to be inclusive of the black LGBT populace,” according to a news release. Topics and issues of discussion via panels, workshops and networking opportunities include the impact of the Affordable Care Act;…
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SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival

SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival

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Birmingham SHOUT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Birmingham SHOUT is Alabama’s first and only LGBTQ film festival and is proud to support the growing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and otherwise queer community in the Magic City, along with providing compelling content for anyone interested in independent films. Birmingham, AL. SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival Alabama’s first and only LGBTQ film festival celebrates its tenth year with the 2015 SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival, August 29-30 in the theatre district of downtown Birmingham. Join us for two days of the best new independent LGBTQ films, along with panels, parties, workshops, and more.
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Michigan Pride 2015

Michigan Pride 2015

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Michigan Pride – The annual Pride Parade, part of the 26th Celebration of Pride in Michigan’s Capital. The Pride Parade attracts thousands of spectators annually and includes contingents from around the state-floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment and much more. People from all walks of life participate in this annual event to show they have pride. Lansing, MI. Michigan Pride provides education, outreach, support, and events to enhance the lives of lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender people and builds quality relationships with all Michigan residents. Michigan Pride 2015 Michigan Pride works to educate the Greater Michigan community about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues and concerns. This includes, but is not limited to, equal rights for the LGBT community, marriage equality, and keeping LGBT families intact. We are also here to educate the LGBT…
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Calgary Pride Festival 2015

Calgary Pride Festival 2015

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Celebrating 10 years of Pride in Alberta! Calgary Pride – Pride Calgary Planning Committee is a not-for-profit organization that promotes equality and acceptance of Calgary’s LGBTQA community. We celebrate our community’s history, courage and diversity through our annual Pride Parade & Street Festival. Pride Calgary plans, hosts and fundraises throughout the year to bring these events to our community. Calgary, AB. Calgary Pride Festival 2015 The most anticipated event of the year in Calgary is finally here!! Celebrating 10 years of pride events in Alberta we are excited to announce our pride tradition with the biggest stars and the hottest Pure Pride line-up ever!!!!! The show is starring one of the most popular pop stars of this decade DEV!! DEV is a multi million selling artist with number one hits backing this powerful…
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Manchester Pride 2015

Manchester Pride 2015

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The Parade theme for this year is 'Devotion.' Manchester is a city devoted to embracing and celebrating diversity, especially the LGBT communities that have helped shaped Manchester's cultural heritage and landscape over the centuries. We want people to celebrate the fact that Manchester is proud of its LGBT history and shares in its future. We want people to shout about who or what they are 'Devoted to...' For example 'I'm Devoted to my wife or girlfriend,' 'Manchester is devoted to showing its support to its LGBT community,' whoever or whatever you're devoted to - the Manchester Pride Parade is the perfect platform to show your 'Devotion!' Manchester Gay Pride – The Big Weekend takes place in the world famous Gay Village in Manchester. The charity has been raising money for LGBT and…
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Toledo Pride 2015

Toledo Pride 2015

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Toledo Pride – Last year over 18,000 people joined us during the Toledo Pride weekend to celebrate diversity, acceptance and unity in Promenade Park in Downtown Toledo.  This year, we’re doing it all again from August 28-30 (the weekend before Labor Day) at Promenade Park in Downtown Toledo.  We’re planning a great weekend for you, as well as some events leading up to Pride like the Toledo Pride Pub Crawl. Toledo, OH. Toledo Pride 2015 This year will once again have your favorite events: Toledo Pride Nite Glo 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, Walk or Roll KISS ‘N’ Drag Toledo Pride Parade Toledo Pride Festival with over 100 vendors and great entertainment all day and night Sunday FUNday   EqualityToledo works for equality for all Ohioans regardless of their marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity…
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