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Sat. July 16th: GOD SAVE THE QUEEN: Hey Queen Presents a Queer Punk Dance Party! [08 Jul 2011|02:04pm]

wondergirl
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THIS WEEKEND! Fame & Shame on the LES: Heather Ács & Company [04 Jul 2011|01:42pm]

wondergirl
Fame & Shame on the LES Presents:
this is what we have...

Solo Performance by Heather Acs
Music by Jazzmen Lee-Johnson and Gepetta


 

THREE SHOWS
Thursday, 7/7 @ 8pm at CSV, 107 Suffolk Street - $5
Friday, 7/8 @ 8pm at CSV, 107 Suffolk Street - $5
Saturday, 7/9 @ 8pm at Le Petit Versailles, E. Houston & Ave. C - FREE, but RSVP Required for Saturday show: http://bit.ly/rsvplpv

.......

Sometimes what we have is not enough. Sometimes what we have is far too much... Solo performance artist, Heather Acs will create something out of nothing to bring you an astronomical evening of storytelling, music, magic, and theatre that needs no stage.

You don’t need to be famous, you don’t need to be rich, dreamin’ is free. Enjoy an intergalactic exploration of adventures, interconnectivity & the story of stardust. Sometimes what we have, is just right.


HEATHER M. ÁCS is a Brooklyn-based, multi-media theatre performance artist, activist, educator and high-femme troublemaker. Her gritty, glittery work has been featured in festivals, theatres, and galleries across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She performs and facilitates workshops at community spaces, colleges and conferences from coast to coast. Heather has worked with Justin Bond, Claude Michelle-Wampler, J. Ed Araiza of the SITI Company, and filmmaker, Steven Soderbergh. She is the Co-Producer of the Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow, a touring, performance-art cabaret of flashy, queer femme performers. She is also a dedicated teaching artist, using theatre as a tool for social change with low-income youth.

More Info:
http://www.departmentoftransformation.org
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TONIGHT! NYC Bi PRIDE Party 2011 upstairs at the Stonewall Inn [18 Jun 2011|03:40pm]

nyabn
[ mood | flirty ]

We're having a Bi PRIDE Party and YOU are Invited!!!Collapse )


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June 12: Second Annual Sex Worker Cabaret [16 May 2011|12:29am]

wondergirl
Join us for the Second Annual Sex Worker Cabaret on Sunday, June 12, 2011!

Sex workers take the stage to tell their diverse stories through performance, narrative, puppetry, burlesque, comedy and more. This event starts with a curated selection of video works about sex work around the globe, and then features an all-star lineup of eleven performers.

Producers Sarah Jenny and Damien Luxe are proud to present this Sunday evening cabaret showcasing some of the most vibrant creative talent in the sex worker community. The cabaret is in homage to Annie Oakley’s Sex Workers Art Show (1997-2009) and takes place during LGBTQ Pride month, a time to reflect on the importance of community. Come listen to tales of self-determination, and bear witness to survival and celebration as sex workers eloquently — and at times raunchily — speak their truths.

With MCs Sarah Jenny and Damien Luxe and DJ Sirlinda!

WHEN: Sunday, June 12, 2011
TIME: DOORS @ 7:30PM, VIDEOS @ 8PM SHOW @ 8:30PM
TICKETS: $12 in adv. or $15 at the door (Click here to purchase tickets online.)
WHERE: Public Assembly, 70 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

For more information, please visit www.sexworkercabaret.com

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Sex Worker Zine Project - Submission Deadline: May 1, 2011 [13 Apr 2011|06:27pm]

wondergirl

Sex Worker Zine Project – Call for Submissions
The Sex Worker Zine Project seeks to create a zine showcasing the diversity of sex workers’ experiences of all genders, sexualities, ages, abilities, nationalities, immigration statuses, races, and ethnic backgrounds. International submissions encouraged! This yet to be titled zine will be printed in full cover and will be available for sale with profits supporting the work of SWOP-NYC. All accepted contributors will receive a free copy of the completed zine. This zine is intended to be informal, informational, and accessible.

How to Contribute
Are you a current or former sex worker or someone who has experienced trading sex for money, food, housing, drugs, hormones, and/or other survival needs? We want to hear from you! Please submit your work on a sheet of paper 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (ex. half a sheet of letter size paper) with quarter inch margins, full color (or black and white, high contract) page to our zine project. Please do not fold the paper if possible. Include on a separate page (either attached with a paper clip or leave unattached) your name (does not need to be your legal name), age, email address and/or phone number, and a mailing address should you wish to receive a copy if your page is makes it in the final project. Please state how, if at all, you wish to be credited for your work. (ex. Sparkley Stacey, John Doe, Anonymous in India, etc.) Be creative! Use pens, markers, collage, glitter, what ever way you wish to express yourself! You can use text or images alone or together. You can submit up to five pages but we will probably only be able to print one page per person. Your original materials will not be returned to you.

Your submission must be postmarked by May 1, 2011.

Can allies contribute?

We will consider submissions by allies! If you are an ally, friend, family member, child, parent, or partner of a sex worker, your story and advice is also valuable! Please consider submitting a page to the zine and please note if you are an ally with your submission.

Submissions by E-Mail

You can submit your piece by email if you are able (for example, created in PhotoShop or if it is scanned) at 300dpi resolution. Please email to: sarahjenny(at)gmail(dot)com.

Submissions by Mail
Mail your submission to:
Sarah Jenny
721 Broadway
4th Floor, ITP
New York, NY 10003 USA

Prompts & Ideas for Submissions
  • Your techniques for self-care, ex. bubble bath, cooking a good meal, playing with your dog, etc.
  • Techniques for harm reduction, ex. getting tested regularly, tips for screening clients, strategies for staying safe, etc.
  • How To Be An Ally To Sex Workers
  • Tips for Partners of Sex Workers – how to be supportive, how to decide whether or not to come out to a partner, etc.
  • Illustrate your favorite work outfit
  • Illustrate your favorite outfit in general!
  • What does a bad day at work feel like? How do you cope? What would you like to see change?
  • Illustrate and write about what sex work is like in your city, region, or country.
  • Illustrate and write about what you imagine ideal working conditions to be like — ex. decriminalization, health care, etc.
  • Tell us about your sex worker community!
  • Parenting and sex work
  • How to create cross-movement solidarity within social justice movements
  • A list of your favorite support resources, books, magazines, and organizations
  • Anything else you wish to add!
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Queer Memoir: HOME March 26th [19 Mar 2011|10:16pm]

kellidunham



Never heard of Queer Memoir? Check our our website, including our One Year of Stories, RSVP on facebook, or learn more about Queer Memoir’s founders and hosts, playwright Genne Murphy and ex nun genderqueer comic Kelli Dunham.
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NYC: Sex Worker Cabaret- Call For Performers (Sunday, June 12, 2011) [15 Mar 2011|02:00pm]

wondergirl
Sex Worker Cabaret - Call For Performers
Sunday, June 12, 2011

Share Your Sex Worker Pride this June at the Sex Worker Cabaret on June 12th at Public Assembly in Brooklyn, New York!

Submit your proposals here >>>>> http://www.sexworkercabaret.com

We are looking for cabaret acts of 3-7 minutes each for an early evening (7pm -11pm) event: burlesque, performance art, literary readings, comedy, video art, musical acts, etc. are all welcomed.

Diversity encouraged! All genders, bodies, ages, and talents welcome to apply. We are currently looking for proposals that would be, on some level, about sex work: whether it be a story about your favorite/least favorite client, a burlesque number to She Works Hard For the Money, or a more abstract interpretation. Preference is given to current/former sex workers (self-defined) but we will also consider topical submissions from allies, partners of workers, etc.

Please submit a short proposal by April 7, 2011 about the act you are interested in doing. If we don’t know one another, please send a link to your website, facebook, etc. or a link to a video.

Compensation: This is a benefit for…you! Some overhead costs need to be covered but after that, all money received from the door will be pooled and split among the performers. (Each act is a share in the pool; each video is a half-share) We ask that you help promote as the more people we bring in, the more money for the performers. We can help out of town performers find housing, but are unable to provide travel stipends.

We are also looking for go-go dancers who would be compensated with part of the pooled funds -- but also receive tips. Go-go dancing is 7pm-8pm and during intermission. You may apply to both perform and go-go.

Please forward to anyone you think might like to be a part of this very special evening.

Deadline: Please submit your proposal by April 7th.
Submit your proposals here >>>>> http://www.sexworkercabaret.com


Questions? Contact: Sarah Jenny & Damien at producers@sexworkercabaret.com
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Sex Worker Zine Project - Submission Deadline: May 1, 2011 [10 Mar 2011|11:19am]

wondergirl
The Sex Worker Zine Project seeks to create a zine showcasing the diversity of sex workers’ experiences of all genders, sexualities, ages, abilities, nationalities, immigration statuses, races, and ethnic backgrounds. International submissions encouraged! This yet to be titled zine will be printed in full cover and will be available for sale with profits supporting the work of SWOP-NYC. All accepted contributors will receive a free copy of the completed zine. For more info, visit: http://www.sarahjenny.org/blog/portfolio/sex-worker-zine-project/ .

How to Contribute
Are you a current or former sex worker or someone who has experienced trading sex for money, food, housing, drugs, hormones, and/or other survival needs? We want to hear from you! Please submit your work on a sheet of paper 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (ex. half a sheet of letter size paper) with quarter inch margins, full color (or black and white, high contract) page to our zine project. Please do not fold the paper if possible. Include on a separate page (either attached with a paper clip or leave unattached) your name (does not need to be your legal name), age, email address and/or phone number, and a mailing address should you wish to receive a copy if your page is makes it in the final project. Please state how, if at all, you wish to be credited for your work. (ex. Sparkley Stacey, John Doe, Anonymous in India, etc.) Be creative! Use pens, markers, collage, glitter, what ever way you wish to express yourself! You can use text or images alone or together. You can submit up to five pages but we will probably only be able to print one page per person. Your original materials will not be returned to you.

Your submission must be postmarked by May 1, 2011.

Can allies contribute?
We will consider submissions by allies! If you are an ally, friend, family member, child, parent, or partner of a sex worker, your story and advice is also valuable! Please consider submitting a page to the zine and please note if you are an ally with your submission.

Submissions by E-Mail

You can submit your piece by email if you are able (for example, created in PhotoShop or if it is scanned) at 300dpi resolution. Please email to: sarahjenny(at)gmail(dot)com.

Submissions by Mail

Mail your submission to:
Sarah Jenny
721 Broadway
4th Floor, ITP
New York, NY 10003 USA


Prompts & Ideas for Submissions
  • Your techniques for self-care, ex. bubble bath, cooking a good meal, playing with your dog, etc.
  • Techniques for harm reduction, ex. getting tested regularly, tips for screening clients, strategies for staying safe, etc.
  • How To Be An Ally To Sex Workers
  • Tips for Partners of Sex Workers – how to be supportive, how to decide whether or not to come out to a partner, etc.
  • Illustrate your favorite work outfit
  • Illustrate your favorite outfit in general!
  • What does a bad day at work feel like? How do you cope? What would you like to see change?
  • Illustrate and write about what sex work is like in your city, region, or country.
  • Illustrate and write about what you imagine ideal working conditions to be like — ex. decriminalization, health care, etc.
  • Tell us about your sex worker community!
  • A list of your favorite support resources, books, magazines, and organizations
  • Anything else you wish to add!
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Imagine! Stand up comedy that isn't disgusting... [06 Jan 2011|11:28am]

kellidunham
So you know how go to a stand up comedy show and every time, you hear some comic who says their "not PC" and in the guise of that spouts off with some homophobic/racist/misogynistic crap? Well we're trying to do something to remedy that with the queer (but str8friendly) comedy series Juxtaposition. It's respectful, sensitive, but FUNNY comedy. Come try it out!



Want to try before you buy, so to speak? You can watch clips of Jessica here and clips of Kelli here.

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[USA]: Bi-identified GLBT Vet and Activist celebrates repeal of DADT [19 Dec 2010|10:47pm]

bialogue
[ mood | thankful ]

New England GLBT Veterans Boston Ma USA

Media Advisory

Date: Saturday, 18 December 2010
Contact: Cliff4vets (at) aol (dot) com


Dear Fellow Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Heterosexual Veterans & Advocates:

On the morning of March 15, 1778, after having been court-martialed on charges of attempted sodomy, Lt. Gotthold Frederick Enslin, became the first known soldier in our Country's history to be “drummed out” of the Continental Army on grounds of homosexuality -- with orders of “Never to return!”

The Kiss: Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) REPEALED 18 December 2010Well, today, 232 years later, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender servicemembers and veterans have RETURNED, with the repeal of the US Military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy by an affirmative vote of the US Senate. Yes, today, Lt. Gotthold Frederick Enslin finally rests in peace, as do ALL other GLB&T veterans who gave their lives in service to our Country.

History will record that the sky did not fall down upon us, and the Earth did not quit spinning.Collapse )


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[NYC] Fluid & Festive - BiRequest's Annual Holiday Party [14 Dec 2010|02:25am]

nyabn
Get your holiday groove on at BiRequest's ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY! this THURSDAY DECEMBER 16th from 6 PM thru 9:30 PM at NYC's LGBT Center in the West VillageCollapse )


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American Institute of Bisexuality Launches Message of Hope on International Human Rights Day [14 Dec 2010|02:25am]

bialogue
[ mood | thoughtful ]

As we commemorate International Human Rights Day, the American Institute of Bisexuality is launching a message of hope for bisexual teens who suffer bullying and harassment along with their gay, lesbian and transgender peersCollapse )


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Comedy that swims way outside the mainstream... [24 Jun 2010|07:28pm]

kellidunham


And about that dorktease: what nerdiliscious components will they incorporate: a Harry Potter theme? A tribute to condiments? Scuba diving? Guaranteed to be so NOT sexy it's almost sexy. Almost.  More info on our main site.
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Sliding Scale Intro to Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop [14 Jun 2010|05:30pm]

bipedalmammal
Hey everyone,

The Forum Project is working to provide creative tools for activists, organizers, artists and educators who are working to change their communities. There's a Intro to Theatre of the Oppressed workshop coming up and it's available at sliding scale. TO is an anti-oppressive creative tool to establish community dialogue and create change. Check it out below or go to the website fore more info: www.theforumproject.org

REGISTER NOW for the Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop!

Are you a community organizer, educator, or performer? Are you a social activist, social worker or theatre practioner? Do you want to learn more about yourself and your communities? If you have interest in critical education, in political or social change, in performance as a tool of transformation, or in understanding issues of oppression, then Theatre of the Oppressed is for you!

Read more about the workshop!Collapse )
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ATTENTION: Please Help ASAP Biphobe Musto being HONORED at NYC LGBT Center Tonight! [17 Mar 2010|05:07pm]

bialogue
[ mood | hurt ]

We must wonder, would they be so quick to honor a gay man who consistently made anti-Trans remarks or anti-Semitic slurs? With all the good people in the LGBT Community, can't they find some non-bigots to honor instead?Collapse )

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[Queens NYC]: Please Help PFLAG this Sunday at the 'St Pat's For All' Parade [02 Mar 2010|06:25pm]

nyabn
[ mood | excited ]

NYC TRI-STATE AREA PEOPLE: Have a lot of fun this Sunday at the area's coolest Saint Patrick's Parade and Irish Fair while helping out with a worthy cause.Collapse )

Yes, Please Do X-Post Widely

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[NYC] Help Shape HUD's Study on LGBT Housing Discrimination [25 Feb 2010|12:00am]

bialogue
[ mood | working ]

Please join us at a first-of-its-kind town hall meeting with officials from the US Department of Housing & Urban Development to discuss HUD's ground-breaking national study of housing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and families in the rental and sales marketsCollapse )

Yes please DO X-Post this widely


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[BiNet USA]: Buju Banton? Bye Bye! [31 Jan 2010|02:11am]

bialogue
[ mood | disappointed ]

BiNet USA is proud to stand with the National Black Justice Coalition, Gay Men of African Descent, GLAAD and many others in expressing our profound disappointment with the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Awards for honoring violently homophobic Dancehall DJ Buju Banton.Collapse )


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Academic Bi: New International Mailing List/Yahoo Group [24 Jan 2010|09:32pm]

bialogue
[ mood | working ]

for the Discussion of and the Exchange of Information and Ideas about Topics related to Bisexual/Pansexual Theory, Queer Theory and the Academic Study of Bisexuality, Pansexuality, Fluidity, et. al.Collapse )


yes please DO X-Post


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TIPS FOR A HAPPY HOLIDAY [18 Dec 2009|09:44pm]

nyabn
[ mood | cheerful ]

If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, fluid, pansexual, queer-identified, transgender, genderqueer . . .Collapse )

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