PCVT’s Transgender Community Program meeting

on Thursday, 05 March 2015. Posted in Events, Safespace

Help direct the future of the Pride Center of Vermont’s Transgender Community Program

PCVT’s Transgender Community Program meeting

Sunday March 8th, 3 - 5 pm, at the The Pride Center of Vermont

Program planning meeting to help direct the future of the Pride Center of Vermont’s Transgender Community Program. Please come share your thoughts and input to guide the future of transgender programing at the PCVT.

We need everyone’s voice at the table! We need those who have a history of engagement and activism in the transgender community to bring their experience to the table and guide the program forward. And we need current and future organizers to join in the conversation and contribute their perspectives and ideas for the next generation of transgender community building in VT.

Some amazing support groups, clubs, events, and social functions have been happening at the center to build trans community, and now PCVT is in the process of bringing it all together to create a revived and more cohesive transgender program.

Included in the agenda for the meeting:

  • The history of the PCVT’s Transgender Community Wellness Program, the proposed new Transgender Community Program, and the mission of the program.

  • Get to know the trans programs: what trans programs are already happening at PCVT, who is a part of organizing them, and how they are run.    

  • What are the successes of the current programs? What are challenges that still need to be addressed for the Vermont trans community?

  • Effective organization of the larger Transgender Community Program, communication within it, outreach to the community, and effective partnering with other trans programs across Vermont.

  • Creating room for growth and development of the Transgender Community Program

We need everyone's voice at the table. We need our history. We need our future. We want to honor our past and learn from it while transforming our futures. Please, whether you feel you'd like to just sit and listen or jump right onto a coordinating a committee, your presence will be of great value. Please email back with questions and about logistics of the meeting, and hope to see you there.


Laura Gagnon

PCVT, Gender Fun & Gender Pride Organizer and Co-Chair

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Movie Soiree: Longtime Companion

on Thursday, 05 March 2015. Posted in Events

Movie Soiree: Longtime Companion

The first film to detail the unpolitical crisis of AIDS .... even after all this time still hold up .... 

The emergence and devastation of the A.I.D.S. epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s.

Report Violence Online

on Thursday, 05 March 2015. Posted in Safespace

Report Violence Online

Report discrimination, hate violence, sexual violence intimate partner and domestic violence anonymously

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and HIV affected (LGBTQH) people face bias and discrimination every day, and may experience violence from an intimate partner or a stranger, but we may not think to report these incidents or feel comfortable speaking with someone. While SafeSpace feels that talking with one of our trained advocates helps, we also understand that not everyone may want to take advantage of this option. To give people a wider range of options, we have created this form as a way for you to report the violence anonymously. 


Family day at The Pump House!

on Wednesday, 04 March 2015. Posted in Events

Family day at The Pump House!

Saturday March, 14th 10am

Family Program discount day at the Pump House at Jay Peak! (I'm excited—can you tell?) I have discounted tickets and also some really discounted tickets, so message me to reserve those cheap tickets. Kids 3 and under are free. Let's go somewhere warm and pretend there aren't 6 foot high piles of snow everywhere!


Central Vermont 4th Annual Drag Ball: Full Moon in Unicorn

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015. Posted in Events

@ Old Labor Hall, Barre VT

Central Vermont 4th Annual Drag Ball: Full Moon in Unicorn


Central Vermont 4th Annual Drag Ball: Full Moon in Unicorn

6-8 PM: Acoustic Coffee Hour with treats by Nutty Steph's and music by Erica B. and more.

Major Face
Cici Georgia
Noah Hyman Dictive
Speedo Death (Bikini Kill coverband)
Green Mountain Cabaret
The Goodwives
...and probably more TBA

and music by DJ Tom-Girl

$10-20 suggested donation, costumes encouraged.

A benefit for Freeride Montpelier (http://www.freeridemontpelier.com/) and the Central Vermont Trans Group

Cocktail Night @ Hen of the Wood (Burlington)

on Monday, 23 February 2015. Posted in Events

Cocktail Night @ Hen of the Wood (Burlington)

Come join us for Cocktail Night at Hen of the Wood - Burlington for drinks and appetizers. In honor of our first cocktail night with Hen of the Wood they have made a special Cocktail and 100% of the profits from the drink will go to Pride Center of Vermont. So come enjoy a mystery cocktail and some delicious food like Mayflower Oysters and and Winter Squash Fritters with your favorite people.

The event is from 5pm-7pm on Wednesday March 4th!


Winter Blues Pub Crawl

on Monday, 16 February 2015. Posted in Events

Winter Blues Pub Crawl

Beat off your winter blues with a GLAM pub crawl. Wear a blue shirt, hat, scarf, tie and/or hot pants (or whatever blue attire you can think of) and lets meet at the Pride Center at 9:30pm for a night of game, drinks and cheers in downtown Burlington.

The UVM ALANA Student Center is Hiring

on Friday, 13 February 2015.

The UVM ALANA Student Center is Hiring

Dynamic Position serving underrepresented students at the ALANA (Asian, Latino, African, Native American) Student Center at the University of Vermont.
Join a passionate and committed team dedicated to ALANA and multiracial student success in higher education.

University of Vermont

Retention and Assessment Specialist

The University of Vermont is seeking a Retention and Assessment Specialist, who will report to the Director of the ALANA (ASIAN, LATINO, AFRICAN, NATIVE AMERICAN) Student Center (ASC).  This position provides leadership and coordination to the Summer Enrichment Scholar’s Program (SESP), a summer bridge program for incoming ALANA, first generation and modest income first year students. The Specialist will hire, train and supervise the program staff and facilitate year round cohort activities for SESP participants. They will create and direct assessments efforts for the ASC including: prepare yearly surveys; maintain data collection; assist in staff assessment responsibilities; present assessment data; support creation of annual report.  Co-teach a one credit ASC class as well as provide student advising, counseling and programming. The ability to liaise with Alumni Relations to implement a co-sponsored networking event and collaborate broadly with campus partners is critical. The Specialist will take part in institutional representation with the Division and administration on committees, work groups and other organizational bodies.

Bachelor’s degree in Student Personnel or higher education related field and 2 years related experience required. Master’s degree preferred. Must demonstrate commitment to diversity, social justice and fostering a collaborative multicultural environment. Qualified individual must have experience serving diverse racial and ethnic student populations; proven assessment capability; strong programming background; counseling and/or teaching individuals and groups. Effective organizational and communication skills (written and oral) required.   Working collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of University personnel, students, community and the public is important. Must show evidence of commitment to fostering a collaborative multicultural environment.

Please apply with cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to req. # S093PO at www.uvmjobs.com

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further these goals.

Occasional overtime/weekend hours required, External candidates must complete a 4-month probationary period, A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees


on Thursday, 12 February 2015. Posted in Events


Join PEEP SHOW for a horror movie camp fest as we leave a trail of bloodied, broken hearts in our wake! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Nestled in a cozy corner of the Old North End of Burlington, "PSYCHO"-delicatessen hosts us for a intimate evening of queer performance, burlesque and drag for a Friday the 13th/Valentine's Day mashup of Tales from the Crypt.

You don't want to miss this burly-bloodbath!

Dance party with DJ Papi Javi after the show!

Psychedelicatessen 156 N Winooski Ave, Burlington VT
DOORS 9 pm SHOW 10 pm
Proceeds benefit Vermont People With AIDS Coalition
BYOB for those 21+

Yoga Classes for Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming Community Members

on Saturday, 07 February 2015. Posted in Events

by Rene Dubois

Yoga Classes for Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming Community Members

The Iyengar Yoga Center of Vermont has partnered with the Transgender Community Wellness Program at the Pride Center of Vermont to offer free yoga classes specifically for Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) individuals. Join Rebecca Weisman, a certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, to co-create a safe and inviting space to learn about the rich practice of yoga. In this course we will work with basic yoga postures to learn a strong foundation, creating confidence and steadiness in the body. We will also look at ways that yoga can aid in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, balance fluctuations in hormones, and other special topics. Classes are slow, instructional, and safe- appropriate for any body, regardless of age or ability. 

A testimonial from a Pride Center Community member:  "A friend pushed me to attend my first yoga class this past summer and I have never looked back.  We have a wonderful opportunity to get together in a safe and welcoming space where no one will judge you, hurt you, or make you feel bad.  Rebecca is one of best teachers I have met.  She understands how to work with folks who are not classically bendy (read that as out of shape, like me) and is going to put this class out there for us at no cost, and in a safe and comfortable environment." What: Trans and GNC yoga class with Rebecca Weisman, limited to 10 participants Where: Iyengar Yoga Center of Vermont, 294 N Winooski Ave, When: Monday evenings, 8 weeks this Spring, start date and time to be announced Cost: Free Contact Rebecca directly to register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (802) 379-7389

Check it out.


on Friday, 06 February 2015. Posted in Events


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Higher Ground Ballroom & Showcase Lounge

South Burlington, VT

$30 advance | $35 day of show


*This event is 18 and over

With 19 years in the making, the Winter is a Drag Ball (XX) to be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 will truly be a night to remember. With six hours of entertainment (8:00pm-2:00am) in both rooms including special guests, group performances, video presentations, dancing and the ever popular costume parade this party will be the highlight of the winter social season.

Over the years this event has raised over $100,000 for a great cause - The Vermont People With AIDS Coalition. 

Don't wait until the last minute. If history repeats, it will sell out before the doors open.

Family Program Potluck in Milton on Saturday

on Wednesday, 04 February 2015. Posted in Events

Family Program Potluck in Milton on Saturday

Hi folks,

Just a quick reminder that we are having a Family Program appetizer party and potluck dinner in Milton this Saturday (Feb 7th) starting at 5pm.

The party is at Amy Bernhardt's house; she has several small children so it will be great place to bring the family and let the kids play together while you meet new friends and get some wintertime gossiping done!

Please join us and bring along a dish to share! Amy's address is 15 Cherry St in Milton. RSVP so we can know how much food to bring!

Thanks and I hope to see everyone!


P.S. Don't forget to mark March 14th on your calendar for the trip to the Pump House at Jay Peak! There are still some reduced price tickets available, so if you're interested, let me know!

GLAM does Karaoke!!! (and Carlos' Birthday!!)

on Wednesday, 04 February 2015. Posted in Events

GLAM does Karaoke!!! (and Carlos' Birthday!!)

GLAM Karaoke !!!! The Carlos' edition .... Come celebrate the life and times of Carlos Miguel Gonzalez-Saenz with song !!!

Thursday, Febuary 5th 8pm

Get ready for grandeur, flashy threads, hitting the stage and cheering folks on- let’s make it loud! 

This event is FREE and open to all 21+

Snow Day Closing for PCVT Feb 2, 2015

on Monday, 02 February 2015. Posted in Safespace

Snow Day Closing for PCVT Feb 2, 2015

We are closed today due to snow.

Gender Pride Book Club

on Tuesday, 27 January 2015.

Book Club for Julia Serano's book 'Whipping Girl'

Gender Pride Book Club

Gender Pride Book Club Meeting!!!
New people are welcome!

Wednesday the 28th
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Conference room at PCVT

Reading Assignment: Julia Serano's, Whipping Girl, Chapters 1-6
Transgender Terminology
Media Fascination with Femininity
Transformations & "gasms"
Blind Spots and Intrinsic Inclinations

"Cliff" Notes posted on Gender Pride Book Club Facebook group page:

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