Celebration Art Show, Pride Week Events & "Oh the Things Mommies Do!"

Gay AK: Notes from LGBT ALaska

Homer PFLAG decided to make a float for the local July 4th parade this year, so Alaska will celebrate LGBT Pride in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau AND Homer this summer.

Write to your Assembly members, RSVP for the June 9th Hearing
Have you written to your Assembly members yet? If not, please write or call today. If you don't live in Anchorage, please contact friends who do and ask them to call or write for you. Will you be at the hearing on June 9th? Please RSVP with Equality Works. Have Questions or Concerns? Email Tiffany McClain or visit Equality Works.

Alaska-raised illustrator co-authors "Oh the Things Mommies Do!"
Crystal Tompkins and her partner Lindsey Evans, who grew up in Anchorage, are self-publishing a new LGBT children's book, "Oh The Things Mommies Do! What Could Be Better Than Having Two?" a celebration of Lesbian Mothers and their children. "Oh The Things Mommies Do!" is a "bouncy and playful look at the joys of a two Mom family. With its catchy rhymes and vibrant illustrations, it is a pleasure for children and parents alike." Lindsey was raised in Anchorage, attended Bartlett High School and was a student at UAA. "Oh the Things Mommies Do!" will be available in June.

Radical Woman Award nominations due 5/30, CoC Art Show entries on 6/3
The Radical Woman Award honors women who have made significant contributions to the GLBT community in Alaska. Please nominate a wonderful woman and send a short paragraph highlighting her contributions to Radical Arts for Women by 5/30. The winner will be announced at Celebration of Change. Female visual artists are invited to submit their work for the Celebration of Change First Friday Art Show, 6/5-29 at the Kodiak Bar and Grill. Drop off entries on 6/3 after 3 p.m. The 25th Anniversary show of Celebration of Change is at the Wilda Marston Theatre at 7 p.m. on June 13. Tickets for CoC are available now at Metro, or the GLCCA on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Anchorage PrideFest seeks Volunteers
More volunteers are needed to be Parade Route Marshals for the parade, and for setup and tear down for the Festival on Saturday, June 20. If you can volunteer your time and energy please email the GLCCA. Congratulations to M.E. Rider and Jill Ramsey, editors of the Grrlzlist, who are the Anchorage PrideFest Parade Grand Marshals for 2009. Check out the many Pride Week events, download the vendor, performer and contingent applications, and read about M.E. and Jill at Anchorage PrideFest 2009.

Drag Queen Bingo and Pride Week with Four A's
Four A's is hosting several events for Pride Week 2009. Adam and Steve's Annual Drag Queen Bingo Fundraiser is on Thursday, June 18, 7 p.m. at Snow City Café. All proceeds go to the Adam and Steve HIV Prevention program for young gay and bisexual men. The Bingo includes a silent auction and a drawing for everyone who dresses in drag. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Join Four A's annual marching unit at the PrideFest Parade on Saturday, June 20th. This year's theme will be Mission Possible: Know Your Status and we will be dressing in camo and promoting HIV testing. National HIV Testing Week is June 20-27th. Free HIV testing will be offered all week, including during PrideFest. For more info, visit Four A's.

1 comment:

Imperial Crown Princess Natasha said...

Hello all at Bent~ As this year's Imperial Crown Princess I wanted to update you on a great new event at Pride this year. In the hopes of encouraging the community to include their whole family, the Imperial Court of Alaska will be putting on a "Kiddie Carnival" with lots of games, prizes, activities and photo booths. We really want to get the word out and hope for a big turn out. I am truly looking forward to entertaining as many kids as will come!

So let's celebrate as a family and bring the family!

Thanks everyone and hope to see you there!

Imperial Crown Princess 17 ~ Natasha

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