30 Days of Pride: Crow Cohen

30 Days of Pride: Crow Cohen

Crow Cohen activist, feminist, memoirist, and co-founder of HOWL  The following includes an excerpt from Seven Days Carol “Crow” Cohen (1943-2015) moved to Richmond, VT with her family in 1974. That year, shortly after giving birth to her second daughter,...
30 Days of Pride: Vermont Lesbian & Gay Pride 1983

30 Days of Pride: Vermont Lesbian & Gay Pride 1983

Vermont Lesbian and Gay Pride 1983 Vermont’s first Pride celebration The First Lesbian and Gay Pride March in Vermont was held in Burlington on June 25, 1983, fourteen years after the Stonewall Uprising. Primarily organized by women, 350 people rallied in City...
30 Days of Pride: Out in the Open

30 Days of Pride: Out in the Open

Out in the Open connecting rural LGBTQ people to community, knowledge, and power Out in the Open (OITO) (formerly Green Mountain Crossroads) connects rural LGBTQ people to build community, visibility, knowledge and power. ​Based in Brattleboro, Vermont, the...
Shanghai’s Coming Out Story

Shanghai’s Coming Out Story

Vermonter Hannah Miller Reflects on Co-organizing the First Shanghai Pride in 2009 Written and submitted by Hannah Miller, Shanghai LGBT Co-Founder Photos by Grant-oh Buchwald The following reflection shares some memories and lessons learned from co-organizing the...
30 Days of Pride: Vermont Gay Tourism Association

30 Days of Pride: Vermont Gay Tourism Association

Vermont Gay Tourism Association promoting Vermont as a destination to the LGBTQ+ traveler If you’re gay, Vermont is the place to stay. The co-founders of Vermont Gay Tourism Association (VGTA) acknowledge that Vermont’s historic civil unions bill put the state on the...
30 Days of Pride: The Smittens

30 Days of Pride: The Smittens

The Smittens twee-pop band based in Burlington The Smittens are a hard-working, globe-trotting independent American twee-pop band from Burlington, Vermont. The band is friends first and open-hearted indiepop revolutionaries after that. Max Andrucki, Missy Bly, Colin...
30 Days of Pride: Rock River Preservation

30 Days of Pride: Rock River Preservation

Rock River Preservation  conserved land, gay nude swimming and cruising area Rock River Preservation, Inc. (RRP) formed as a nonprofit organization in 2005 for the purpose of ensuring public access to recreation areas along the Rock River. Rock River, is one of...
30 Days of Pride: Rainbow Cattle Co.

30 Days of Pride: Rainbow Cattle Co.

Rainbow Cattle Co.  gay bar in Dummerston Rainbow Cattle Co. was a gay bar in Dummerston, Vermont with a regular drag troupe known as the “Ladies of the Rainbow.” Once a month at the Rainbow Cattle Co., Miss Kitty Rawhide, Miss Candi Schtick, Miss Sophia Penelope...
30 Days of Pride: Bill Lippert

30 Days of Pride: Bill Lippert

Bill Lippert activist and Vermont’s first elected LGBTQ representative Bill Lippert has been an activist for LGBT civil rights since the 1970s and state representative for Hinesburg, Vermont since 1994. He is a psychotherapist who led gay men’s support groups in...
30 Days of Pride: Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force

30 Days of Pride: Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force

Freedom to Marry Task Force / Baker v. Vermont  Grassroots group that advocated for marriage equality, making the state a leader in the movement On July 1, 2000, Vermont became the first state to offer civil unions to same-sex couples. The year before, the State...