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Trampalooza

on Wednesday, 11 April 2018. Posted in Events

Trampalooza

GLAM is taking it to new heights at Get Air this Sunday from 5:30-6:30p. Come jump around for an hour with local gay, bi, and trans guys!

We are asking for a $5-$10 donation for this event. We can accept cash or card.

Rutland Lgbtq+ Gathering

on Wednesday, 11 April 2018. Posted in Events

Rutland Lgbtq+ Gathering

Living in the Rutland area?
LGBTQ+?
Looking for community?

Join us for the afternoon on Sunday April 15th from 4pm-6pm!! This is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ folks in the Rutland area to come together and meet each other. LGBTQ+ people and their families welcome! 

The Speakeasy will be closed to the public and open to us! A limited menu of coffee and baked goods will be available for purchase. 

If you have any questions feel free to comment or contact Jess Novak.

We hope to see you there!

Relationship Skills Class

on Monday, 19 February 2018. Posted in Events

Relationship Skills Class

Join us for a group geared toward exploring and sharing our skills for positive, supportive relationships. This course focuses on exploring how we relate, whether a romantic/sexual relationship, friendships, family relationships, ‘it’s complicated’ relationships, and other ways we label our ‘ships.

 

It starts on February 22nd 5:30-7PM and will be held in the Waterman Building on UVM Campus Room 458. 

 

This free, queer-friendly group is based on a 6-session curriculum, and is open to all people of all identities.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Willow- willow@pridecentervt.org 

 

We hope to see you there!

Speaking Valentine's

on Wednesday, 07 February 2018. Posted in Events

Speaking Valentine's
VALENTINE'S DAY POP UP EVENT! All of your Valentine's desires can be satiated at this event. From witch-inspired clothing and handmade jewelry to paddles and sex toys, with trashy romance novels and vampire sex lit, you are bound to have a LOVE-ly time. 

Featuring: 
I wood for you - Brings out the character of Vermont hardwoods- Wooden paddles and earrings and dressing screens.

Wings of Sin - witchy attire

Phildo Designs - glass dildos

Rocket Erotic - Naughty Necessities-handmade leather gear, and more!

FREE CUPCAKES || FUN BEATS

Trans 20somethings Group Starting!

on Tuesday, 19 December 2017. Posted in Events

Trans 20somethings Group Starting!

A new support group for trans 20somethings is starting in January!  Young adults across the gender spectrum are invited.  We will be serving hot cocoa and pizza at our Trans 20somethings Hot Cocoa Night! If you would like to be involved, email sunshine@pridecentervt.org or simply show up at 6:30pm on January 30th.

Stage and Screen Stars Offer Incentives to Donate to Terrence McNally Documentary's Kickstarter Campaign

on Monday, 30 October 2017. Posted in Events

Stage and Screen Stars Offer Incentives to Donate to Terrence McNally Documentary's Kickstarter Campaign

Photo: Terrence McNally Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Article BY Andrew Gans
OCT 23, 2017

Every Act of Life chronicles the four-time Tony winner’s five decades working in the American theatre.

Jeff Kaufman and Marcia Ross have launched a Kickstarter fund-raising campaign for their documentary on four-time Tony-winning playwright and librettist Terrence McNally.

Entitled Every Act of Life, the film chronicles McNally's pioneering work in the American theatre over five decades, his fight for LGBT rights, his battles with alcohol and cancer, and more. The producers describe the project as the “first documentary about one of the world’s most honored and risk-taking writers, and an immersive exploration of how to make the third act of life as interesting as the first two.”

Rupert Grint, F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing and Nathan Lane
Rupert Grint, F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing and Nathan Lane Joan Marcus

As filming and editing are complete, the funds raised (with a goal set for $42,000) would go toward final post-production elements, including color correction, sound design, and promotional assets. “Terrence says in Every Act of Life, ’Theatre is collaborative, and life is collaborative,’” write Kaufman and Ross. “Filmmaking is also collaborative. In this case, it is tax deductible, as well, because your contribution will go through our non-profit fiscal sponsor.”

Rewards for donating to the film include signed memorabilia from McNally, Angela LansburyChita Rivera, and Audra McDonald; a meet-and-greet with F. Murray Abraham and a chance to hold his Oscar; and a private coaching session with Billy Porter. All make appearances in the documentary.

The film also features interviews and performances from a host of theatre folk, including Nathan LaneChristine Baranski, Zoe Caldwell, Tyne DalyEdie Falco, Billy Porter, Lynn AhrensStephen FlahertyJohn Glover, Anthony Heald, John Benjamin Hickey, John Kander, Roberta Kaplan, Larry Kramer, Rita Moreno, Joe MantelloTom Kirdahy, Jack O’Brien, John Slattery, Richard Thomas, Doris Roberts, Paul Libin, Lynne Meadow, Dominic Cuskern, Don Roos, Patrick WilsonJon Robin Baitz, Micah Stock, Peter McNally, John Tillinger, and Stanley Tucci.

McNally earned Tony Awards for his plays Master Class and Love! Valour! Compassion! as well as the books to the musicals Kiss of the Spider Womanand Ragtime. His works also include The Ritz, Deuce, The Lisbon Traviata, The Rink, A Man of No Importance, Catch Me If You Can, and It's Only a Play. He is currently represented on Broadway with Anastasia.

For more information or to donate to the campaign, which continues through November 22, visit Kickstarter.com.

From playbill.com

Let's Make a Queer Bar: Halloween Edition

on Thursday, 26 October 2017. Posted in Events

Let's Make a Queer Bar: Halloween Edition

Want more queer space in Burlington? Let's make it happen. 

Join us on Friday 10/27 for an LGBTQIA+ bar takeover at Lamp Shop and Radio Bean from 10pm to 1am!
This event is 18+ (on the Radio Bean side) with a $5 cover (we're working on options for those who cannot pay). Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. All are welcome!

Invite your friends from the community! More details to come!

Andrew's Inn Oral History Project:

on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Posted in Events

identifying places throughout the state that tell the story of our shared LGBTQ history.

Andrew's Inn Oral History Project:

Please join us and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation for a discussion October 17 at 11:30 a.m., following the dedication of the Marriage Equality State Historic Marker at the State House (room 11) in Montpelier to continue identifying historically significant places throughout the state.

Vermont Children's Theater on Ice (VCTI)

on Tuesday, 03 October 2017. Posted in Events

Vermont Children's Theater on Ice (VCTI)

Open House on Saturday, November 4, 3:00 PM at Leddy Arena. 

This is a free event for skaters interested in learning about team figure skating theater/sport. 

 

To attend the open house the skater needs to be able to skate backward. To join the team they need to live in Vermont and pass preliminary moves in the field.Ice cream sundaes, meeting team members and skating in costumes is part of this fun event. Boys encouraged to join the team. If you have questions, contact Team Manager Susanmarie Harrington susanmarie.harrington@gmail.com

 

Trauma-Informed Yoga Series

on Monday, 02 October 2017. Posted in Events

Trauma-Informed Yoga Series

6-week trauma-informed yoga series designed for LGBTQ+ people of all skill levels and ability. Classes will be held in the barn of the Pride Center starting on October 13th and will last approximately 1 hour.

Class schedule:

- Friday, October 13th @ 6:30 pm

- Friday, October 27th @ 6:30 pm

- Friday, November 3rd @ 6:30 pm

- Friday, November 10th @ 6:30 pm

- Saturday, November 18th @ 6:30 pm

- Friday,  December 1st @ 6:30 pm

Register herehttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W67C35F

More information from the instructor: Brandon Schulze

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I was led to meditation when I was young as a means to help create balance in my life after struggling with depression/anxiety. This started me on a 10+ year path of learning and practicing various types of bodywork and meditations by using Energy, Breath, and eventually Massage Therapy. Three years ago due to anxiety and chronic body pain I began taking up Yoga and saw great results with relief in my mood and body. It was a challenge for sure but the results I saw in keeping up a steady Yoga practice made it worth it. Creating a new network of friends, teachers, and training I found the best fit for me at Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, an internationally recognized Yoga Training facility. The style I teach combines Psychology with Yoga Philosophy and Postures. This can be done one-on-one or with group classes. I am excited to be able to share my experiences and training with others, helping them find a means of bringing about comfort in their body as well as the environment in which they live day to day. I believe the skills learned in Yoga and self-exploration can apply to anyone’s life and create a silent space that allows transformation to unfold. All humans experience trauma, and in traumas we can experience deep growth and understanding, allowing us to appreciate the joys life has to offer.

Class Structure:

Week 1 [Oct. 13th] - Inner Child: It is through our childhood that we unwittingly develop and experience traumas that grow and transform into our personal struggles as we grow into adulthood. Creating space with movement and awareness while holding a dialog with our inner child allows us to see an innocent, playful side of ourselves that may have not understood why we felt the way we did when we were young. Through these imprinted notions, our inner child can take control at various times when we are growing. Our inner child is both playful and fun as well as causes limitations in our beliefs about how we see ourselves. Through this class we will find playful movements and self-dialog to tap into what our inner child may be asking of us and how we can use this connection in our lives.
Week 2 [Oct. 21st] - Feminine, Masculine, & Neutral Self: In our world we see love or pains, strengths or weaknesses of our expressions and actions that can be experienced with our inner Feminine, Masculine, & Neutral selves. With this class we will use relaxing flow poses to connect with how we perceive the Feminine, Masculine, and Neutral aspects within ourselves as well as how these parts may see or relate to the world around us.
Week 3 [Oct. 27th] - Exploring Types of Edges: When we reach an edge, we have reached what we perceive to be a physical, mental, or emotional limit. Often brought on by challenges in our daily lives, past traumas, and our current state of being, edges can be explored by means of a physical pose or becoming aware of mental and emotional limitations. Edges are not necessarily painful, they can exist in a Yin or Yang state, having elements both negative and positive. In this class we will explore with movement various Edges and learn how to recognize them as a means of showing ourselves where we are at and where we may be willing to explore beyond an edge.
Week 4 [Nov. 3rd] - Fight, Flight, & Freeze Response: In this class we will explore the benefits of being aware of the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems’ response to trauma and triggers. When we experience a traumatic event or are triggered and reminded of one, the sympathetic nervous system responds with Fight, Flight, or Freeze. Creating awareness of how this can happen at small levels or on a larger scale in various situations will help us to overcome these responses. We will learn mind-body tools through movement, breath and mental habits to regain control.
Week 5 [Nov. 10th] - Yoga Philosophy: People often think of Yoga as purely movement (“Asana”), but there are actually 8 different aspects of Yoga. Classes often combine multiple aspects, but a whole class could solely focus on just one, such as breathing (“Pranayama”). Other aspects of Yoga Philosophy include embodied meditation, inner attunement, bliss connection, practices for life, personal practices, and focus or concentration. We will stick with the English wording for these aspects of Yoga and work together as a group on deciding which ones we want to develop more for ourselves.
Week 6 [Nov. 18th] - LGBTQA Spiritual Leadership : Throughout history and even in some modern day cultures, people with LGBTQA identities were often revered or simply accepted as a natural state of being. Queer people were seen as a third gender in some cases, such as the “Berdache” traditions of many Native American cultures who looked to the Queer people of their tribes as gate keepers to the spiritual realms. With our Yoga in this class we will explore individually our role as leaders, both in our communities and of our own spiritual journeys. We will find ways to reclaim this spiritual leadership in today’s society where people are not always as accepting of LGBTQA people.

PRIDE Yoga Series

on Thursday, 28 September 2017. Posted in Events

PRIDE Yoga Series

6-week PRIDE yoga series designed for LGBTQ+ people of all skill levels and ability. Classes will be held in the barn of the Pride Center starting on October 14th and will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Class schedule:

- Saturday, October 14th @ 5:00 pm
- Saturday, October 21st @ 5:00 pm
- Saturday, October 28th @ 5:00 pm
- Saturday, November 4th @ 5:00 pm
- Saturday, November 11th @ 5:00 pm
- Saturday, November 18th @ 5:00 pm

Information provided by the yoga instructor (Shawn Grady):

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Shawn is a queer, non-binary, fat, yoga practitioner, parent, and peer counselor. They are a graduate of the Laughing River (Yoga Alliance Certified) 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, host a weekly Queer Body Positive Yoga class, and work privately with folks to develop and deepen their personal yoga practices. Their work, both professionally and privately, is to hold space for the reclaiming of the human body/heart/mind from the jaws of oppression and to gently learn it's many faces. Their classes are designed for a broad range of body types, abilities, and experience levels and they welcome each practice as an opportunity to explore new ways to strengthen the pathways between mind, body, and breath. The class will be scent free. There will be props, chairs, and modifications available. The space is wheelchair accessible. Lighting will be low. There will not be music. There will not be chanting. Please contact Shawn with any questions, concerns, or requests at shawngrady@gmail.com

Sign up today! Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H3HYVZT

QTPOC QTpie

on Monday, 25 September 2017. Posted in Events

Pride Center of Vermont's Fall QTPOC Event

QTPOC QTpie

 

We will meet up at Pride Center of Vermont and carpool to Shelburne Orchard to pick apples. When we're done picking, we will return to Sunshine's house to make apple pies and hang out. QTPOC & partners/families. If able, please bring cash to purchase u-pick apples.

https://www.facebook.com/events/182869122281003/

 

Stride for Pride

on Monday, 28 August 2017. Posted in Events

Pride Runs on Community!

Stride for Pride

Join us for the Stride for Pride, a 5k walk/run hosted by The Pride Center of Vermont! 

Come down to Perkins Pier for a scenic route on the Burlington Waterfront with a gorgeous view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. This event is family friendly with events afterwards for all to enjoy! 

This route is designed with ease in mind so you can enjoy the view as you cruise along the Island Line Bike Trail.

And don't forget, Pride Vermont is the next day! Come march with us on Church Street as we make our way to Battery Park for our 2017 Pride Festival! 

Registration can be done prior to, or the day of the event from 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. The race begins at 9:30 a.m.

** Emails with route information, FAQ's, and waivers will be emailed after registration **

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Register here through Eventbrite!

GLAM Does The T with Emoji and Nikki

on Saturday, 27 May 2017. Posted in Events

Watch Here:

GLAM Does The T with Emoji and Nikki

GLAM makes an appearance on the fabulous new show. Check out the GLAM Coordinators, Carlos and Travis. The T' is a new series on VCAM that focuses on arts and activism in the greater Vermont community. The iconic duo, Emoji Nightmare & Nikki Champagne, have been featured on the Seven Days' Stuck in Vermont and WCAX. Tune in on Tuesday nights at 7 pm!

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PCVT Running Group

on Tuesday, 23 May 2017. Posted in Events

Pride Runs

PCVT Running Group

Hi folks! Thanks to all who came out for our running groups kick-off! Everyone who showed up had a blast and are excited to keep on running! The regularly scheduled group will start meeting every other Tuesday at 6:30 pm and every other Sunday at 10:00 am, starting next Tuesday, May 30th. We start at the Pride Center and right on time so be sure to catch us. For more information and how to stay connected, please contact Travis at travis@pridecentervt.org or call the Health and Wellness office at (802)-860-7812. #PrideRuns

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