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3/5- Possibly playing at Record store 'Nuggets' at Kenmore @ 4:00 pm
3/6- Grrl Rush @ All Asia, 9:00
3/9- Tribe @ Felt 9:00 5 bucks
3/21- Sidebar Tavern in Baltimore @ 10:00
3/26- T.T. the bears, see Gina Young at 9
4/15- Emergenza @ Middle East Downstairs. 8:30


check us out. we could be fun, you never know.
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It's that time of year again ladies, gentlemen and everybody inbetween!

It's time for UMass Amherst Queerfest!

If you are a musical performer interested in showcasing your talents to a large university during a free outdoor day of queer wonderful-ness in April, or know of performers who would be interested please email me at umassqueerfest@yahoo.com or mail a presskit to:

Pride Alliance
413B Student Union
University of Massachusetts
Amherst MA 01003

Unfortunately, we will not consider bands/singers/performers who do not submit some form of press kit. It doesn't need to be professional quality, but something so we know who you are and what you have to offer Queerfest. We are looking for musical talents of all types and styles. Being a queer artist is not a requirement, but preferred. Being a queer-friendly ally is an absolute must. We have a small budget, but can provide artists with some reimbursement.

Thank you so much for your help!
~Morganne Ray
President of the UMass Pride Alliance

x-posted everywhere.
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Roy Owens' anti-gay event this weekend -- and my inviting of GLBT/ally folks to come out and be present -- is in today's Bay Windows:


Please, come out and show your support. It's really important that accepting folks show up in order to dispel this group's beliefs that GLBT folks are ruining the community. If we don't show up with an alternate message, then we are letting these folks send an anti-gay message as representatives of our community. Please, take an hour of your time this weekend to show up. Details are in my blog:


Thank you!
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DATE: September 3rd 2005
TIME: 10:30 a.m.
PLACE: Meet in Franklin Park, at the play structure with the pointed roofs, right off of Seaver Street, between Humboldt Ave and Elm Hill Ave
MBTA: 22 or 29 bus from Jackson Square T, or walk 1 mile from Stoneybrook T
BRING: Pro-equality signs, clothing, etc. -- but keep it peaceful
CONTACT:savethecommunity@gmail.com (organizer of GLBT/ally presence, not of the original event)
MORE INFO: http://1smootshort.blogspot.com
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If you self identify as LGBT/Queer/Genderqueer, and have 5 hours per month to spare, then check us out! The Peer Listening Line and GLBT Helpline of Fenway Community Health provide information, referral and support to lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer and genderqueer callers through our anonymous toll-free nationwide lines.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact the Program Coordinator, Lyssa Steponaitis at lsteponaitis@fenwayhealth.org or 617-927-6242 for a volunteer application.

We are especially in need of people of color, women, bisexual, transgender and genderqueer volunteers. We accept volunteer 16 years of age and up. We provide a (mandatory) weekend-long New Volunteer Training, and we require a minimum commitment of a 2 ½ hour shift every-other week for one year. The next new volunteer training will occur September 23-25, 2005. Come be the voice that answers our community's call!

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Hey there,

I just started a community where people in Boston can meet other people from Boston. Surprisingly, there isn't one already dedicated to simply meeting people in our beautiful city. So, I have 0 people signed up, besides myself. Please join. It would make me super happy. And you might end up making a really cool friend, or more.

Thank you and sorry for the advertisement:)

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The World Can't Wait

Thoughts on Driving Out the Bush Regime

by Sunsara Taylor

Revolution #007, June 26, 2005, posted at revcom.us

Every day I think of Dilawar. I picture his 22-year-old body chained to the ceiling of a U.S. military prison in Bagram, Afghanistan as the seconds stretched on into days until finally he couldn't wait any longer. Neither can we.

As men are blindfolded and dragged from their homes in Iraq, as Arabs and Muslims are rounded up and detained in the U.S. without charges, and as youth from South Central to the South Bronx are imprisoned in record numbers, brutalized by police, and targetted for correction by Laura Bush: the world can't wait.

As villages are emptied of people by AIDS in Africa and China, as families in the ghettos and farmlands of the U.S. lose children in a war based on lies, and as immigrants are hunted by racist vigilantes on the Mexican border: the world can't wait.

As religious fundamentalism threatens to enslave women, treating them like incubators and denying them the right to make the most intimate and profound decisions about whether or not to have a child, as gay couples are denied marriage and their children are harassed, as the rule of law is replaced by religious dogma and the rule of the Bush regime, and as science itself is suppressed at great risk to the planet: the world can't wait.



Now I know a lot of readers are thinking 'if only we could.' and I can just see some people shaking their heads and saying 'that communist girl has really gone over the edge this time.' But being a reality-based girl— who is coming from a scientific place in terms of how we are going to emancipate all of humanity—I have some reality- based ideas on how this could be possible.

And one of the most important things people need to do in order to even imagine the possibility of accomplishing such a monumental task is to break out of the confines of the political-process-as-usual.

Everyone who does not want to live in the "world according to Bush" needs to break out of the dynamic where the terms and the issues and the leaders are defined and limited by various representatives and defenders of this bloodsucking system. And progressive people and oppressed people really need to break out of the confines of the institutions, organizations, and political thinking dominated by the Democratic Party.

Frankly, too many people are suffering from the disease of looking-for-leadership-in-all-the-wrong-places. And as a result, too many people who want to change the world remain locked in a dynamic that stifles their ability to really see a whole different world, squanders their energies, and channels imagination into dead-end paths of conciliation with intolerable injustices.

And it is so very urgent that millions of people break out of the death-grip of all this politics as usual and come together to do something really unprecedented. Millions of people need to un-clip their wings from the Democrats and from the strategies that give backing to their efforts and take independent historic political action.

Together we need to create a whole new dynamic based on acting on principle, telling the truth, doing what's right and actually mounting a real fight to save the future and the planet!... continue this article here: http://rwor.org/a/007/world-cant-wait.htm
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11th annual Boston Dyke March

Friday, June 10th
7 p.m. (but get there early!)
Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common.

Alison Bechdel, author of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For and Arlene Isaacson of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus will be the keynote speakers. Shantanette Patrice will emcee. Performers include: Kit Yan, Tre Alee, and the Tom Foolers

Discipline will be provided, as always, by the Lesbian Avengers.

more information at bostondykemarch.com.

Current Music: yay!

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6-11 PM


The evening will begin at 6 pm with presentations displayed by MA GSA's as well as a catered dinner and dessert provided by Ben and Jerry's. At 7:30 in the auditorium there will be speakers featuring Mark Snyder (BAGLY), Maggie Crowley (Equal Marriage.org), Kathleen Henry, Fabi Duverseau will talk on the importance of GSA's in high schools and how they make a difference for everyone. There will also be an open forum to discuss GSA struggles and successes. And of course from 8:30-11pm there will be an amazing dance in the gym featuring DJ Martin Costa, a drag show, and a live music from Guilty by Association and For What It's Worth. This is not a "gay oriented" dance. It is for all of my friends and peers to enjoy an evening of letting loose and having fun. Dance-Club Attire is suggested for those not presenting a project. If you are interested in presenting a project or speaking or playing please contact Kelly ASAP! This event is FREE. In order to be admitted your name MUST be on the list at the door or else you cannot enter. To get your name on the list please send your name, e-mail address or phone number to Kelly Lydon at gsaconventionboston@yahoo.com or call her at 617-721-9306.
Thanks! And Can't Wait to See You There!
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently launched a Web site (www.4parents.gov) that purports to "provide parents with the information, tools and skills they need to help their teens make the healthiest choices," but in reality is full of misleading and erroneous information.

Tell HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt that you are outraged at this new ideologically based, dishonest Web site that uses the premise of promoting good parent-child dialogue to push a biased agenda.

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