Bingo, Cruises, Scholarships, and Raffle with a Twist

Gay AK - Notes from LGBT Alaska

Four A's at PrideFest, Testing Day, and Drag Queen Bingo
A record breaking 200 people attended Drag Queen Bingo this year! The standing room only event won Best Non-Bar Event for Pride Week and raised over $2,800 for the Adam and Steve HIV Prevention program.

Four A's marched for equality in the Pride Parade, showing that ABT equals "Anything But Tolerant" (photo below.) Mayor Matt Claman got tested on June 27, National HIV Testing Day, as one of 85 Mayors nationwide getting tested in the national campaign.

Pride Foundation's Raffle With A Twist
An Alaskan non-profit will win $1,000 from Pride Foundation again this year, and another could win the grand prize. What's the twist?

If your name is drawn on September 15, 2009, they will make a $2,500 donation in your name to your favorite nonprofit. They will also give $1,000 to each of the most named organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Winning nonprofits must have a non-discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation and gender identity and/or expression. There is no cost to enter the raffle, and no donation required. Enter the raffle here.

ICOAA Applications for Emperor/Empress and Scholarship Program
The application for Emperor and Empress of the ICOAA is due on July 12. Applicants must submit the completed form, required documents, fees, and photo no later than 4 p.m. on 7/12 to the board meeting at Mad Myrna's. Applications are available online and at Mad Myrna's or The Raven. The application for the 2009 Scholarship Program is also available for download. The Scholarship application is due on July 31.

Gay Cruises Visit Juneau
SEAGLA posted this summer's schedule of gay and lesbian cruise groups visiting Juneau:
  • 07/14/2009 RFamily tour group visits Juneau aboard the MV Norweigan Star, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • 08/16/2009 Pied Piper tour group visits Juneau 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. on the M/V Celebrity Millennium. SEAGLA Reception at a local venue, 5-7 p.m. Plan to be there!
  • 08/26/2009 RSVP Vacations visits Juneau aboard the MS Westerdam, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • 09/22/2009 Olivia Cruises visits Juneau aboard the MS Veendam, 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • 09/27/2009 Aquafest Gay tour group visits Juneau aboard the MS Zaandam, noon to 10:30 p.m.

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