LGBT Pride 04

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  1. CoCo

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    I thought I had already posted this list, but I guess not... Here is the list of official pride events, with links to individual websites.

    HERE => http://www.xodus-usa.com/funstuff/pride/pride.shtml

    After you go, don't forget to post your stories, feelings, and comments...:naughty:
     
  2. Sam Gamgee

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    very cool!!!!

    Thanks, CoCo

    I'm going to go to Boston Pride this year, I think. It's been a long time since I've gone to a parade, but I think this one's going to be a "can't-miss" event (with the whole gay-marriage and all)
     
  3. CoCo

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    no prob.

    GLSEN just asked me to table for both Capitol Pride, and 'Black Pride" (which is next weekend). And I'm spos to march with GLSEN for Capitol Pride... I was like, "ehhh march?? like, in the parade???" And the regional director was like, 'uhh, yea! Just imagine how many guys you'll get. I mean, you are always with some new guy these days, and now you'll have instant access to them all!'

    I was like, :bigthumb:
     
  4. CoCo

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    Black Pride was WONDERFUL! Kelly Price tore it up, and Frenchie (the fat diva bitch who got kicked off of american idol for doin some kinda fat fetish porn) was there too, and I spent soooo much money on queer trinkets... I had sooo much fun, and can't wait for capitol pride...
     
  5. Sam Gamgee

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    :eek3:

    I didn't know about this thread... Thanks for bumping, CoCo...

    edit: I must have known about this thread... I posted in it back in May :o
     
  6. CoCo

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    Nothing in New Hampshire... :( I think I need to coordinate "New Hampshire Gay Pride"
     
  8. philrey

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    this weekend is gay pride in Kansas City. This year I am working a booth with my gay friend (female). I hope to have lots of fun.
     
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    :ugh: :ugh: How can anyone take these thing seriously? :ugh: :ugh: I mean it's great to like leather and everything, but. Come on, have some respect for yourself at least.
     
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    If that's what they want to wear, then more power to them.:bigthumb:
     
  11. CoCo

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    every lil law abiding queer group and fetish gets to display their own pride...
     
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    :hs: That's...well good for them. :hs:
     
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    There used to be a NH Gay Pride in Manchester, just down the street from the FrontRunner?
     
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    I'm pretty sure I'll be attending the DC Gay Pride this weekend. I need to find a schedule of events.
     
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    I will be at the Houston Pride Parade. It's a fawking blast every year!! :blue:
     
  16. CoCo

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    :bigthumb: Oh, and I'll be at the Reel Affirmations film showing tonight...
    -CoCo

    For Pride Week, June 6th-13th,the events will culminate in the Parade and Street Festival. The week is a mixture of cultural, political and community events. "This year's events reflect the diversity of the Washington area GLBT communities," said Robert York, Director of Capital Pride. "We have put together a wide array of events, from films to civic action events to interfaith services to pageants, the parade and the street festival. There is something in this year's Pride for everyone."

    The schedule of official events is as follows:
     
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    Bush Fails to Issue Gay Pride Proclamation

    and in recent news...



    Bush Fails to Issue Gay Pride Proclamation
    Federal employees pressured to hold low-key Pride events By JOE CREA

    Several gay groups within federal agencies are planning Pride-related events during the next few weeks despite a White House refusal to issue a proclamation recognizing June as Gay Pride Month.
    Even though some groups are planning activities, some agency officials find themselves in an awkward position because they are not permitted to provide official support or statements promoting Pride events without the approval of the Bush administration.

    Leonard Hirsch, president of Federal GLOBE — the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Federal Employee’s organization — said events are scheduled at the departments of Transportation, State, Interior and the USDA, while other agencies have said they will not sanction Pride events without White House approval.

    “We have continued to be boxed in a Catch-22 because agencies are saying that they can’t provide support or statements unless the White House puts forth a proclamation,” Hirsch said. “And of course the White House has not.”

    One of those agencies is the Department of Justice, which came under fire last year by gay rights advocates after officials announced they would not sponsor a Pride gathering.

    The decision meant that employees associated with DOJ Pride, a group of gay and gay-supportive Justice employees, would have to pay for event expenses themselves. Attorney General John Ashcroft, a longtime social conservative, initially refused the group’s request to hold any Pride events at all.

    Allison Nichol, president of DOJ Pride, said she is “not at all confident” that her request for the department to sponsor a Pride event would be approved.

    A public information officer for the Department of Justice did not return Blade calls seeking comment.

    Nichol said that last year, the FBI scheduled a Pride event but Ashcroft canceled it.

    “Given what’s happened in the last two years, one can hope that the attorney general recognizes that it is his job to represent the equal rights of all citizens,” Hirsch said. “I was sanguine that they would make a different determination this year, and I look forward to being surprised.”

    Last year, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who strongly criticized Ashcroft and the Department of Justice’s initial decision not to allow its employees to celebrate Gay Pride Month, scheduled an alternative celebration for DOJ Pride members and other gay federal employees at the Capitol.

    Nichol said she was in discussion with officials to provide an alternative setting for DOJ Pride festivities and hinted that her group is considering legal action against the Justice Department.

    Prior to 2003, the department paid for overhead expenses, including use of the Great Hall, set-up and breakdown of microphones and added security costs because the event is held after hours.


    Leif Erikson Day?
    Last year, President Bush issued a series of proclamations honoring, for example, National African-American History Month, Save Your Vision Week and Leif Erikson Day, which honors the memory of the 11th century explorer. He has yet to issue a proclamation declaring June Gay Pride Month, breaking with a precedent set in the 1990s by President Clinton.

    The White House did not return Blade calls seeking comment.

    David K. Johnson, the author of, “The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays & Lesbians in the Federal Government,” a book that chronicles the purging of gay and lesbian civil servants from the 1940s through the 1970s, was scheduled to speak on June 10 at the State Department’s Pride event.

    Tom Coleman an economic officer at the State Department and president of the Gays & Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies, the department’s official gay group, said GLIFAA has a variety of events planned, adding that the State Department’s Office of Civil Rights is “not putting their name on it.”

    “They normally don’t give much in the way of financial help and assistance even though we asked for very little,” Coleman said. “However, we feel the office should sponsor something like this.”

    Joe Crea can be reached at [email protected].
     

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