2014 Fargo-Moorhead PRIDE GUIDE

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Schedule of Events Thursday, August 14th Bowling

All Star Bowl - 6pm

Karoke & LGBT Trivia Rhombus Guys - 9pm

Friday, August 15th

Jade Presents: ARRIVAL The Music of ABBA Fargo Theatre - 8pm

Pride Dance Party (21+) The Aquarium - 9pm

Saturday, August 16th

Youth Pride Drag Show Studio 222 - 9pm to Midnight

5K Fun Run & Walk Dike East - 10am

Pride in the Park Davy Park - 11am

Pride Block Party (21+) Usher’s House - 6pm

Sunday, August 17th

Pride Collective and Community Center Open House 1105 1st Ave S Fargo - 11am to 1:30pm

InterFaith Service

Fargo Theatre - 12:30pm

Pride Parade

Downtown Fargo - 2pm

Official Pride After Party

Sidestreet (21+) & Pride Community Center (All Ages) - 3pm


An In-Depth Look at Our Events

The 2014 FM Pride weekend begins on Thursday, August 14th, and continues with a series of events culminating on Sunday, August 17th with the Annual FM Pride Parade and Rally in downtown Fargo. The FM Pride Committee expects to draw attendees from throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and stretching into Canada, as they once again claim their spot as one of the nation’s largest rural Pride celebrations. There are several events throughout the weekend –a few are highlighted below.

Youth Pride Drag Show The Youth Pride Drag is one of FM Pride’s newer additions to Pride Week. The event will be held at Studio 222 in Downtown Fargo. Enjoy fantastic drag performances and adorable personalities appropriate for all ages! This is a dry event with non-alcoholic refreshments and edibles for purchase. If you are under 21 the cost is only $5 and 21 and over is $10. The 21+ cover

will also get you into the Pride Dance party located just next door. FM Pride Dance Party The FM Pride Dance Party will be held for the fourth consecutive year at the Aquarium in Downtown Fargo. The Dance Party event will feature a collection of Fargo-Moorhead’s best and favorite local DJs. If you are 21+, enjoy high-energy beats, and dancing with a wall to wall audience, this event is made for you. The music starts early and the dance floor fills up fast so don’t miss out! The cover is $10 at the door. FM Pride 5k Fun Run and Walk The FM Pride 5k Fun Run and Walk is an all-ages race to celebrate the Fargo-Moorhead lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally (LGBTQA) community’s commitment to promoting positive activities and healthy living. As in previous years, the race starts at Dike East in Fargo,


follows along the Red River down one of the area trails, and finishes back at Dike East. All participants receive the official Pride 5k t-shirt, as well as several other items donated by local businesses and organizations. We encourage all racer goers to join us at the Pride in the Park immediately following the event. Register to join FM Pride at the starting line of this Pride spirit packed event . FM Pride in the Park Pride in the Park is an annual event that acknowledges the achievements and progress made in and by the local LGBTQA community and beyond. The afternoon is jam packed with fun and celebration geared at families and individuals of all-ages. Pride in the Park includes vendors, merchants, artisans, business services, local community groups, games, and live entertainment. The over 100 booths and unique attractions draw both local residents and out of state visitors in the name of equality. Pride in the Park is the place to stop and listen to area performers, grab a bite to eat, or pick up some Pride gear. The best part: FREE admission! FM Pride Block Party The FM Pride Block Party will be held in partnership with Usher’s House in Moorhead for those 21+. The FM Pride Committee is excited to welcome back the legendary DJ Joyride and Minneapolis Drag Superstar Nina DiAngelo as hosts for 2014. The Block Party is FM Pride’s biggest event each year, with over 1,000 people in attendance. The stage show starts at 6:00 PM outdoors with music and celebrity drag performers,

through the night after the show inside Usher’s House with more music and dancing. The cover is $15 at the door. FM Pride Parade and Rally Fargo-Moorhead businesses, organizations, and individuals are welcomed each year to participate in the FM Pride Parade and Rally. These groups create floats, signs and toss candy (and glitter) to show their support of the LGBTQA community. The parade route leads us to the FM Pride Rally, which is traditionally features a welcome message from the Grand Marshal of the FM Pride Parade and is then led by local activists and politicians. The FM Pride Parade begins on on the south end of Broadway, marches through the downtown streets, and ends on the lawn of Fargo Civic Center with the FM Pride Rally. For more information and additional FM Pride events go to: www.fmpride.com


The Boy with Butterfly Wings By Mara Morken Fogarty

Recently my sweet little boy asked me to tie a day-glow orange bow into his hair. Without blinking I swept his bangs into a little pigtail. He looked in the mirror and exclaimed at how "adowable" he was. He really did look adorable. But, instead of enjoying his cuteness, I was angry.

for being drawn to beauty and that they should crush that joy for my child too. Someday our society will probably change him and teach him to be ashamed of his light, sparkling self.

I am still angry. My son doesn't yet know or care about gender roles. He likes trucks, trains, dinosaurs and mud. He likes nail polish and glitter shoes. He likes bow ties and recently he's liked his hair tied back with an obnoxiously bright orange bow. He's too young for these things to have any significance. But they do. These things matter to the disapproving adults who shake their heads at his butterfly wings when we go to the library or the park. They matter to the other children who have already learned at such tender ages, which color sippy cup he is allowed to drink from. They matter to my son's little cousins who tell him that his painted toenails are "weird." They really seem to matter to the small But, just to be clear: He's perfect. boys whose fathers and mothers It is the rest of you who need to have taught them to be ashamed change.



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Wendy Jo Smith, better known by her stage name, Wendy Ho is one part skilled singer, one part comedienne, one part white rapper, and 100% entertainer. Over a million youtube views, having drag queens around the world cover her songs, and being spoofed by Ryan Murphy are just a few of this ho's claim to fame.

Jenna Skyy Dallas, TX

Joe S. Hoselton is a native born Texan currently living in Dallas. Joe has been performing and competing under the stage name Jenna Skyy for the past nine years. In that time, he's walked runways, joined the legendary Rose Room cast, hosted the non-profit fundraising event Gaybingo Dallas, and captured the titles Miss Texas FFI, Miss Gay Texas America, Miss Gay Texas USofA and most recently, Miss Gay USofA. He coaches, judges, promotes, designs, builds, and consults all things "pageantry", and fosters his hobby into both a creative and entrepreneurial outlet. Believing that every minute counts, Joe Hoselton looks to the future with a broad perspective embracing the idea that "anything's possible."


Nina DiAngelo Minneapolis, MN

Nina has been in the biz for almost 20 years, spreading fabulosity and fierceness across the country and abroad. She is currently the Entertainment Director at The Gay 90's in Minneapolis where she can be seen hosting and performing every Thursday- Sunday nights. Showtime 10 pm. Most noted for her spot on celebrity impersonations she has recently launched a Celebrity Look-a-Like agency and appears regularly across the country at private and corporate events.

AsiaDallas, O’Hara TX

Asia O'hara is a native of Dallas Texas. She started her career in female impersonation in the spring of 2003 competing in armature drag contests all around the state of Texas. She was crowned Miss Gay USofA in Dallas, TX 2007 and All American Goddess in Dayton, OH in 2012. She has traveled the country entertaining for the past 7 years. She is also a cast member in the infamous Rose Room in Dallas. Offstage she is a costume designer for local schools, theaters, and studios. She is a Cancer. She likes Daisys, the color green, and gingers.


Joyride Portland, OR

Joyride is a child of the late 90’s Midwest DJ scene. He learned his craft while studying music at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Joyride co-founded Icedbreaks Crew, a DJ team, in 1999 and the crew has held countless club events, private events, summer barbecues for the public, and fundraising events for non-profit groups over the years. During his time at MSUM, Joyride worked for Dragon Radio and after 5 years with the station Joyride became a pivotal member of community radio station, KNDS 96.3FM, where he hosted a 2-hour dance/remix/mash-up music based program every Friday night. While at KNDS he built the well-known and popular Friday Night Frequency Sessions as well as making several public appearances at dance events throughout the region. Joyride currently resides in Portland, OR and we are very excited to welcome him back to the Red River Valley!

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Drawing from the Fountain Why Religion Needs the LGBTQ Community

by William Weightman St. Stephen's Episcopal Church of Fargo

LGBTQ people have been important contributors to nearly all the world's known religions throughout time. From ancient civilization, to the world of monasticism, and into the modern era, religion has called on this community time and again to enrich the lives of the people they serve. The religions from the land of Canaan, Babylon, Greece, and Carthage regularly employed priests and priestesses who only had rela-

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tions with their own gender; many incorporated sexual intercourse into their praise and practices, and it is documented in first-hand accounts that all types of gender combinations were included. The word catamite, later used derogatorily against gay men, originally referred to temple prostitutes who served their own gender as a form of worshiping deities. Oracles, or people whom the gods would use as a tool to communicate to humans, were commonly transgender or hermaphroditic (having a body sharing the unique features of both genders), as they were seen to inform both the male and female aspects of their religions' pantheons. In Native American traditions, LGBTQ people were often referred to as Two-Spirit , suggesting they had not one both masculine and feminine spirits inside of them, and they were often esteemed as priests and healers. Many tribes in Africa held similar beliefs. Monasteries were often a place where same-sex oriented people flourished. In Hindi Buddhist, Shinto, and Taoist monasteries throughout Asia, cloisters of people lived (and continue to live today) a life in community with people of their same gender. They are not expected to marry, and while many such


communities officially assert celibacy, it is well known and accepted that same-sex relations often thrive and flourish. LGBTQ people were prominent in the Abrahamic-based religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). For example, St. Aelred was an English monk, widely understood to be gay, who wrote the primary treatise on friendship, which is still considered a foundational document to this very day. The most famous imagery and paintings in Christian art come from the Renaissance: painted, carved, and molded by wellknown homosexuals such as Michaelangelo and Donatello. One of the best societies to live in was the Islamic monarchy of Spain, where open homosexuality flourished. Not surprisingly, art, architecture, and the sciences flourished simultaneously, making it one of the most advanced societies of its day. We see this trend continuing into today. From religious composers,

musicians, artists, and priests, religion is thriving every day thanks to LGBTQ people both in the closet and outside of it. It is often suggested that if all LGBTQ people were to not attend a religious service in our modern society, the beauty of song and litany would cease to exist as we know it. Many different congregations in our region recognize and embrace this today. The world’s religions have had periods of undervaluing LGBTQ people, but the evidence throughout recorded time is that they always need them.

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No Parade Too Fabulous To Lead A Brief Interview with Dee Dushane Fargo-Moorhead Pride 2014 Grand Marshall By Geneva Nemzak

Education and visibility – these are two of Dee DuShane’s favorite words. Dee is a local matriarch in the Transgender community, and has contributed immensely to social change in the area. She is heavily involved with Tri-State Transgender, a group for anyone who identifies under the Transgender umbrella (and allies), and also does a ton of work with the Veteran's Administration. Being as incredibly smart and involved as she is, Dee has had the opportunity to give many keynote speeches in the Fargo/Moorhead area and in the greater tri-state areas as well. She has been invited to the NDGLBTQA Conference, which is held annually at UND, and she has spoken at Concordia College, NDSU, and MSUM. She sprinkles a bit of humor over the talks she gives in an attempt to make her message more accessible, and she definitely succeeds. Dee has also been able to facilitate change in the VA in regards to LGBTQ issues, specifically those surrounding gender inclusively. The VA now has gender-neutral bathrooms, and when patients come in, they are asked to specify which pronouns they prefer. Dee has been able to talk with many of the

people who work there in order to educate them about various LGBTQ issues. In addition to giving amazing hugs, Dee has an inspirational story, a can-do attitude, and a lot of love to spread around. Dee refers to herself as a sexagenarian. This is a person in their 60s, and Dee also likes to think of it as someone who remembers the 60s. Dee, unlike many of us in the LGBTQ community today, started to deal with her struggles surrounding her identity


before Stonewall. (Quick history lesson: the Stonewall riots of 1969 are thought to be the single most important event to kick off the gay liberation movement. Life for LGBTQ people prior to Stonewall was difficult and scary. People could be arrested for not wearing enough “gender-specific” clothing, and men who dressed as women in public were almost certainly killed, if not arrested or beaten.) To try to keep herself from dressing like a woman in public and risking her life, Dee got some tattoos and joined the service in an attempt to “man up.” This is also when Dee started drinking. Years later, after joining Rainbow Recovery (a popular 12-step program in the area), Dee started to blossom into what she is today: a beautiful activist with a sharp mind and a love of words, and an abundance of love to give back to the LGBTQ community. Prior to Stonewall and the many other great strides taken by the LGBTQ community, there just wasn’t the same vocabulary that exists today. While Dee was trying to figure out her identity, she didn’t have the correct words to truly describe who she was, which was incredibly isolating and terrifying. She says the most heartbreaking thing she hears at TriState Transgender is when people come in and say “I thought I was the only one,” and it is something she hears often. This is where edu-

cation and visibility come in. Dee has made it her mission to educate those around her, and make the Trans* community much more visible. This, she says, is the key to making life better for everyone. Dee is a firm believer that if anyone is oppressed, we’re all oppressed. Throughout her past 15-plus years of involvement, Dee has created a path for those who come after her, so no one else has to walk the exact same road – and what an incredible job she’s done.

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Why ENDA Doesn’t Cut It for the ACLU By Ian Thompson, Legislative Representative, ACLU and Zach Packineau, Organizer, ACLU of North Dakota

One year ago Matthew Barrett was offered a job as Food Services Director at Fontbonne Academy, a college preparatory high school in Milton, Mass. With 20 years of work in the food services industry, Matthew was clearly well qualified. But two days after Matthew listed his husband as his emergency contact on standard employment paperwork, his job offer was rescinded. Fontbonne Academy is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, and it didn’t matter that there was nothing religious about the food services job.

An administrator told Matthew the school was unable to hire him because “the Catholic religion doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage.” Examples like this show why explicit federal and state workplace protections for LGBT people remain so important. Sadly, under the current version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Matthew would be left without protection. Luckily, Matthew lives in Massachusetts – a state that does provide legal protection for LGBT citizens. He has filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and is rep-

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resented by the ACLU’s partners at Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders. If Matthew lived in North Dakota, this would be a different story. He would have no federal or state statute to rely on. In North Dakota, there is no statewide law that protects LGBT employees from the exact type of workplace discrimination Matthew faced. The ENDA bill currently being contemplated on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., has a discriminatory provision allowing religiously affiliated organizations — including hospitals, nursing homes, and universities — a blank check to engage in workplace discrimination against LGBT people. This isn’t the rule for other kinds of prohibited discrimination, so the provision essentially says that anti-LGBT discrimination is different — more acceptable and legitimate — than discrimination against individuals based on their race or sex. While the American Civil Liberties Union has long been at the forefront in raising significant concerns and objections to the scope of this provision, we, along with our LGBT legal partners, reached the point where we could no longer support ENDA. It is unacceptable that the most important federal law for the LGBT community in American history would leave too many jobs and too many LGBT workers like Mat-

thew without protection. And as the recent reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby by opponents of equality shows, their demands for a license to discriminate will not stop here. Some are even urging President Obama to sanction taxpayer-funded discrimination against LGBT people by including an exemption in the forthcoming executive order for federal contractors. The national outcry against Arizona’s “right to discriminate” law earlier this year demonstrated that the American people oppose efforts to misuse religious liberty as an excuse to engage in anti-LGBT discrimination. With each passing day, it is becoming more and more apparent that it is no longer true

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that exemptions are something we’re forced to accept to have any chance at equality. It’s now something that more and more of our community correctly understands as a core threat to our equality. While the state of North Dakota lacks explicit statewide protections, which makes LGBT people uniquely vulnerable to discrimination at the hands of employers, landlords, and school administrators, the fight is far from over – but it’s one we can win. In fact, just last year the Grand Forks City Council recognized that discrimination was happening right here in North Dakota. They passed an ordinance to protect public employees from discrimination at work and all citizens from discrimination in housing, and now other municipalities are looking to do the same. The Fargo City Commission also passed a similar resolution late last year. There are even companies right here in North Dakota that have taken it upon them-

selves to make a commitment not to discriminate against employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The largest of these is MDU Resources, headquartered in Bismarck. The price for explicit protection in state or federal law cannot be a provision that gives a stamp of legitimacy to LGBT discrimination. Our civil rights laws have rightly rejected this type of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information. LGBT people deserve no more and no less.

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Meet Your 2014 FM PRIDE Planning Committee Joshua A. Boschee Chairman

FM Pride plays an important role in celebrating the growing progress made in LGBT equality for North Dakota and Minnesota. My favorite aspect of FM Pride is the Interfaith Service as it brings together a diverse spectrum of people of faith that use their spirituality to support LGBT persons and their families.

Nicole Holden

Marketing Chair My favorite part of Pride is seeing the support the community puts behind each event. For me, Pride is a symbol of our fight for equal rights much like other civil rights struggles of the past but ours has more glitter‌ much more glitter.

Kristine Holm

Event Coordinator Fargo-Moorhead Pride is a chance for us all to be visible, celebrate diversity, promote equality, show passion, and provide education in our community and beyond. The annual renewal of energy makes a strong foundation for another year of progress and success, as we work together with a shared vision of the future for Fargo-Moorhead.

Elizabeth Kinzer

Event Coordinator

Pride is a great event where people can feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. I enjoy watching people be inspired by seeing others that are just like they are. There may be someone out there who feels alone or different, but at Pride, it’s easy to be inspired and be a part of the community.

Andrew Lake Webmaster

My favorite part of Pride is showing up to the various Pride events and seeing the community together and having fun and knowing that our hard work is definitely worth it.


Christina Lindseth

Volunteer Coordinator The ability to participate in any publicly held Pride event is a direct reflection of the larger communities acceptance of diversity. Seeing how Fargo’s Pride events have grown in just the last few years is encouraging for all our LGBTQA residents , as well as the surrounding FM communities.

Amanda Logan

Youth Event Coordinator Our youth events are a great way for LGBT youth and allies to be a part of FM PRIDE and have a fun and healthy event to attend. Educating the youth in our community about the history and activists that helped paved the way for equality is very important. The youth event plans to do just that with trivia, drag and rainbow cupcakes.

Mara Morken Fogarty

Youth Event Coordinator One of the things I love most about Fargo-Moorhead Pride is that it feels almost like a college or high school reunion. You may not know everyone there, but you all have something important and wonderful in common.

Emily Stengrim

Event Coordinator To me, FM Pride is about celebrating differences and celebrating love. Love of who we are, love of what we have overcome, love of how we are changing history, love for who we love- no matter the gender.

Cory Syverson

Pride 5K Coordinator My favorite part of FM Pride is seeing parents with their children at our events. I am grateful to have a supportive and loving family and I want that for everyone. We are stronger with our allies.

Lindsey Warner

Event Coordinator

I love a good celebration, so seeing people come together to celebrate the LGBT community warms my heart. Having been part of FM Pride for many years, it has been great to see the events grow each year and it is always fun reconnect with old, and new, friends, family, allies and members of the LGBT community in this place that we call home.


support Together, we can make Fargo-Moorhead a healthy, safe and fun place for LGBT people to live, work and play! The Pride Center is seeking your help in two ways: Volunteer Join a committee, help with an event, become an intern, or apply to the board of directors. Whatever your interests, the Pride Center has something for you. Email, give us a call or stop in to the Pride Center during open hours to learn more about being a part of this wonderful community staple. Monetary Contributions Your contributions enable our organization to continue to support the LGBT community. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, meaning your donations are tax deductable. Check out our website for more ways to donate!

programming The backbone of the Pride Center is our fantastic programming. We have a full roster of events and groups catering to the Fargo Moorhead LGBT community's needs and we are always on the look out for new ideas to improve our offerings. Check out our webpage calendar for upcoming events and for current open hours! We proudly support our community committees! The Pride Center houses many fantastic committees offering entertainment, community events and support. Here are a few:


The Pride Planning Committee is a group of dedicated volunteers who are committed to building a healthy LGBT community celebration that promotes a positive image though visability, education and involvement. Each year’s Pride celebrations draw attendees from throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and stretching into Canada, as it claims its spot as one of the nations largest rural pride celebrations!

We Are Family

We Are Family is for everyone!

Tri State Transgender (TSTG) is a self sustaining fellowship of transgender folks and their allies, who meet on a monthly basis. We are pretty much from the Red River Valley area; North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. We welcome everyone in the tri-state area whose gender presentation may not fit the binary system and to those who support non-traditional gender presentation. We affirm the individual’s right to self-determination of gender identity and sexual orientation. We hope everyone recognizes prejudice or hatred towards anyone diminishes us all. A group of Gay/Bi/ Supportive Men/male identified in the Fargo/Moorhead area who love to sing and want to share our talents with our community.

With a focus on creating a sense of community, this fantastic group hosts and inclusive events for LGBT people, our families and our allies. We Are Family is also very proud to offer educational programing utilizing guest speakers who are top in their field. Past speakers have included attorneys, social workers, medical doctors and others. Although We Are Family activities are typically child-friendly, you need not have children or a partner to attend.

Kaleidoscope’s mission is to provide a safe, ALEIDOSCOPE judgment free environment in the Fargo-Moorhead area where LGBTQ youth and allies can gather to gain support from peers and adult community members; and obtain education to prevent youth addiction, self-harm and suicide.

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With weekly meetings including support and activities, K-scope is regularly attended by teens from Moorhead, Fargo and West Fargo school districts.

Our purpose is to create musical experiences that enrich our members, challenge homophobia, and expose new communities to our message of equality. We create concerts to move you, entertain you, and make you think. Using music to change images and attitudes, build a stronger community, and make the world a better place!

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If there is a group, event or programming idea you would like to see offered to our community, let us know! We want to hear from you. Better yet, get involved! Help us to create the community resources that will help build, shape, and nourish the local LGBT community and our allies.


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