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Free Stand-up Comedy!!! THIS Saturday Oct. 11th, 2007 @ 01:54 pm
orwhatyouwill
**please forward**

Celebrate National Coming Out Week!

Come see Christine O'Leary - Comedy Diva on Saturday, October 13 -
8:30 p.m. - Brooks Student Center on The University of Southern Maine's Gorham Campus.

Lesbian comedienne, Christine O'Leary, was the winner of the 2005
Portland's Funniest Professional competition and has performed at comedy
clubs, corporate events and pride festivals across the country. Join us
as we welcome her back to Maine for a special event to celebrate
National Coming Out Week.

The show is free, but seating is limited! Please call 207-228-8235 to put
your name on the ticket reservation list.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Sexualities and Gender
Diversity, Residential Life Student Involvement and Activities, and the
Women's Resource Center.

http://www.usm.maine.edu/glbtqa/
http://www.christineoleary.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coming_Out_Day ;

Free concert and workshop Mar. 17th, 2007 @ 09:25 pm
willows_weep
April 18th (Wednesday), Unity, Day of Silence; Breaking the Silence Bash. This event is free and open to all. Singer-Songwriter Magdalen Hsu-Li will perform from her latest CD Smashing The Ceiling from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. (This live, high energy performance speaks to the intersection of race, gender and the arts. Magdalen Hsu-Li is an internationally acclaimed bisexual, feminist, Asian American, musican, visual artist, speaker, and cultural activist. To learn more about Magdalen, check out her web site at www.magdalenhsuli.com ) An interactive True Diversity workshop follows the concert. (The True Diversity workshop further works to explore race and gender and societal/cultural programming. It helps us understand our own diversity, allows us to share our beliefs about race, culture, gender, and programming, explores the difference between programming and instinct, gives us tools for taking action and options for involvement, and offers suggestions for re-programming techniques.) The entire night is a tribute to the National Day of Silence. There will be food available before and after the concert. The Unity Performing Arts Centre is located at 42 Depot St in Unity, Maine. (For directions to the center go to
http://www.unitymaine.org/theater/directions.htm ) FMI about the event contact: faight5by5 gmail.com

Dec. 29th, 2005 @ 03:08 pm
usrweirdos

_belong_belong: Find out where you belong, a great sorting community! We have Quidditch, classes, clubs, competitions, and lots of other great activities!

Please remember to say that usrweirdos referred you! We’ll get points for it

Nov. 30th, 2005 @ 11:23 pm
lunamel
A lot has been said about how to prevent rape.
Women should learn self-defense. Women should lock themselves in their houses after dark. Women shouldn't have long hair and women shouldn't wear short skirts. Women shouldn't leave drinks unattended. Fuck, they shouldn't dare to get drunk at all.

Instead of that bullshit, how about:

If a woman is drunk, don't rape her.
If a woman is walking alone at night, don't rape her.
If a women is drugged and unconscious, don't rape her.
If a woman is wearing a short skirt, don't rape her.
If a woman is jogging in a park at 5 a.m., don't rape her.
If a woman looks like your ex-girlfriend you're still hung up on, don't rape her.
If a woman is asleep in her bed, don't rape her.
If a woman is asleep in your bed, don't rape her.
If a woman is doing her laundry, don't rape her.
If a woman is in a coma, don't rape her.
If a woman changes her mind in the middle of or about a particular activity, don't rape her.
If a woman has repeatedly refused a certain activity, don't rape her.

If a woman is not yet a woman, but a child, don't rape her.
If your girlfriend or wife is not in the mood, don't rape her.
If your step-daughter is watching TV, don't rape her.
If you break into a house and find a woman there, don't rape her.
If your friend thinks it's okay to rape someone, tell him it's not, and that he's not your friend.

If your "friend" tells you he raped someone, report him to the police.
If your frat-brother or another guy at the party tells you there's an unconscious woman upstairs and it's your turn, don't rape her, call the police and report him as a rapist.

Tell your sons, god-sons, nephews, grandsons, and sons of friends it's not okay to rape someone.

Don't just tell your women friends how to be safe and avoid rape.
Don't imply that she could have avoided it if she'd only done/not done x.
Don't imply that it's in any way her fault.
Don't let silence imply agreement when someone tells you he "got some" with the drunk girl.
Don't perpetuate a culture that tells you that you have no control over or responsibility for your actions. You can, too, help yourself.

If you agree, repost it. It IS that important.

Oct. 14th, 2005 @ 01:01 pm
willows_weep
Discrimination

based on sexual orientation

is illegal in Maine For now



Referendum #1 could change that.

The outcome matters to all of us. CLOSE TO HOME will show you why.



Sunday October 16th

5 pm

Unity College Gynasium

welcomes activist theatre troupe ROIL

and their original show, CLOSE TO HOME.

Come for a free performance and talk-back about the November 8th referendum.

more info at www.roilnow.com
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Michael Heath is coming to UMF
Tuesday, October 11th at 7:30
at Thomas Auditorium

For those of you who are unaware, Michael Heath is the man who started the petition with the Christian Civic League to repeal the ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW in Maine. The law states that no one can be discriminated against based on ACTUAL or PERCEIVED SEXUAL ORIENTATION. Michael Heath claims that this law is actually about gay marraige and soon there will be laws allowing "sodomy, group marraige, and necrophilia." He also has claimed that the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina was because of the large amount of homosexuals in the area, that the hurricane was God's wrath.

Maine Won't Discriminate. Show up to the MWD rally on the Mantor Library Green at 6:15, Tuesday, October 11th. Wear green to support Maine's NO ON 1 campaign.

This is a public event, so all are welcome, but please keep in mind we are looking for peaceful and polite protesting only.

Maine Won't Discriminate.
» Newest updates for Portland Outright
The latest update from Outright in Portland, Maine:

The last program to be held at 999 Forest Ave. will be Tuesday, August 30
which will be the FINAL DANCE AT FOREST AVE!

Starting Friday, September 2, Outright's programs will be located at 43 Baxter Blvd. on the 2nd floor!


NEW SCHEDULE:

1st Friday of every month
6:00pm - 9:00pm Drop-In

3rd Friday of every month
6:00pm - 9:00pm Drop-In

1st Tueday of every month
6:00pm - 7:30pm Activity/Topic (Different every week!)
7:30pm - 9:00pm Peer-facilitated Support

2nd Tueday of every month
6:00pm - 7:30pm Activity/Topic (Different every week!)
7:30pm - 9:00pm Drop-In

3rd Tueday of every month
6:00pm - 7:30pm Peer-facilitated Support
7:30pm - 9:00pm Drop-In

4th Tueday of every month
6:00pm - 9:00pm Community Meeting
Let your voice be heard! Come make decisions about Outright's future and help create future activities.


Questions? Contact Transition@Outright.org


Outright's mission is to create safe, positive, and affirming environments for young gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and questioning people ages 22 and under. Outright aspires to a youth-driven philosophy in which youth needs and beliefs form decisions, and a collaboration of youth and adults provides support, education, advocacy, and social activities.

» (No Subject)
Does anyone know of anyone who is looking for a roommate? The guy I was supposed to be moving in with bailed on me last minute and I'm moving back to Maine on Sunday- which is set in stone- can't be changed. Let me know!!

THX
» (No Subject)
This makes me even more happy seeing as the interim president for my school had this forwarded to the student and faculty listserv!

GLBT PROJECT

  The Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence (CPHV) is launching a statewide study to obtain information on the extent and impact of discrimination against members of Maine 's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender communities. Maine citizens and lawmakers have, for many years now, debated adding sexual orientation to the state's anti-discrimination laws.  However, there has been a lack of hard data about the pervasiveness and seriousness of discrimination.  This study is a way to supply that crucial data. CPHV intends to collect this critical data by interviewing scores of GLBT individuals across the state; from York to Aroostook County .

  This information is so critical because of the many Mainers who believe GLBT individuals should be treated fairly, but do not believe that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is a real problem.  By conducting this study, CPHV hopes to provide Maine with a realistic understanding of anti-GLBT discrimination.  In light of the upcoming November referendum, this project is of even greater importance.

  We are currently interviewing individuals and intend to finalize data collection by mid-September. Through personal stories and experiences, we expect to gain a deeper understanding of both the extent and impact of discrimination in Maine .

  However, only with your assistance can we succeed in this much needed study. 

  We are looking for names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of individuals who have experienced discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. 

  HELP US:

§          E-mail or call us to set up an interview.  These interviews will likely last between ½ hour to an hour, depending on the nature of your experiences.

§          Provide us with names and contact information of individuals who you believe would be willing to be interviewed.  Note:   We will be using your name as a referral source. 

§          Pass along this e-mail to friends, loved ones, organizations, congregations, etc. who may be interested in participating in outreach or interviews.

  All interviews are voluntary and confidential. No names or identifying information will be used in materials or efforts resulting from this study or shared outside of our organization unless explicitly agreed to by the participant.  Interviews can be conducted by phone if necessary. 

  Thank you for your time and consideration.

  GLBT Project Staff

The Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence

207.780.4378             

glbtproject@preventinghateorg


» New Schedule at Portland Outright
There have been some changes going on at the Outright in Portland. We want to keep you all up to speed on our programs, so here is the first update:

New Schedule:
Outright will be open every Tuesday night 6pm-9pm
at 999 Forest Ave, Portland, Maine

1st Tueday of every month
6:00pm - 7:30pm Activity/Topic (Different every week!)
7:30pm - 9:00pm Peer-facilitated Support

2nd Tueday of every month
6:00pm - 7:30pm Activity/Topic (Different every week!)
7:30pm - 9:00pm Drop-In

3rd Tueday of every month
6:00pm - 7:30pm Peer-facilitated Support
7:30pm - 9:00pm Drop-In

4th Tueday of every month
6:00pm - 9:00pm Community Meeting
Let your voice be heard! Come make decisions about Outright's future and help create future activities.


Questions? Contact Outright@Outright.org


Outright's mission is to create safe, positive, and affirming environments for young gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and questioning people ages 22 and under. Outright aspires to a youth-driven philosophy in which youth needs and beliefs form decisions, and a collaboration of youth and adults provides support, education, advocacy, and social activities.

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