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...
30 Days of Pride: RU12? Community Center

30 Days of Pride: RU12? Community Center

RU12? Community Center / Pride Center of Vermont Vermont’s most comprehensive LGBTQ+ Community Center In 1999, Mike Bensel and Kate Jerman worked together on a final project for Jackie Weinstock’s Sexual Identities course at University of Vermont. The...
30 Days of Pride: Vermont Pride Theater

30 Days of Pride: Vermont Pride Theater

Vermont Pride Theater Central VT theater festival focused on LGBTQ+ themed plays, films, and art The following is an edited and republished story from Vermont Public Radio A small central Vermont community might seem an unlikely venue for the Vermont Pride Theater and...
30 Days of Pride: 135 Pearl

30 Days of Pride: 135 Pearl

135 Pearl Iconic Burlington LGBTQ+ bar and queer performing arts space A white house located at 135 Pearl Street in Burlington was a hub for LGBTQ+ people from 1983 into the millennium. In 1983, a restaurant and gay bar named Pearls was opened by Nancy Barnett, Jim...
30 Days of Pride: Alison Bechdel

30 Days of Pride: Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel Cartoonist, New York Times bestseller, and Tony Award winning graphic novelist Alison Bechdel is a cartoonist and graphic novelist who writes and draws stories that explore universal concerns—from the building of community, to the complexity of family...
30 Days of Pride: Outright Vermont

30 Days of Pride: Outright Vermont

Outright Vermont Vermont’s oldest organization devoted to supporting queer youth  Since 1989, we have been building hope, equity, and power with LGBTQ+ youth in Vermont. Founded by a small group of queer adults, after a national survey discovered that queer...