2017 Pride Guide

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2017 AUGUST 10-13

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P R I D E K I C K- O F F G LO W PA R TY

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9pm | Sanctuary Event Ce n te r

I N T E R F A I T H S E RV I C E

12:30pm | Fargo Theatre

P R I D E PA R A D E & R A L LY 2pm | Broadway

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P R I D E A F T E R PA R TY

3pm | Sidestreet Grille

PCCC OPEN HOUSE

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3 p m | Pr i d e Co l l ec t i ve Ce n te r

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ALL AGES BOWLING 6pm | All Star Bowl

LG B T T R I V I A & KA RAO K E 9pm | Rhombus Guys Pizza

P R I D E 5 K R U N / WA L K

1 0 a m | Wo o d l a w n Pa r k

P R I D E I N T H E PA R K 1 1 a m | I s l a n d Pa r k

YO U T H D RAG S H OW

6 p m | S t a g e a t I s l a n d Pa r k

P R I D E B LO C K PA R TY 6 p m | U s h e r ’s H o u s e

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BLOCK PARTY

SATURDAY, AUG 12 6 p m - 1 a m | U s h e r ’s H o u s e with Special Guest

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WELCOME!

OFFICIAL PRIDE GUIDE

GREETINGS PRIDE PEOPLE! On behalf of the Fargo-Moorhead Pride Planning Committee, we would like to welcome you to our beautiful community. Fargo-Moorhead is truly a community that is committed to ensuring that lesbian,gay,bisexual and transgender citizens,along with our allies are active and respected members of the greater whole. This is more important than ever as LGBTQ+ Americans express increasing uncertainty of what the future holds after several years of progress.

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Schedule of Events

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2017 PRIDE Parade Grand Marshal

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Q&A w/Rebel Marie

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PRIDE Kick-Off Glow Party

While this uncertainty exists, we know that our community is stronger when we stand together. A diverse coalition of people who speak many languages, worship different deities, have different skills and are every shade of the rainbow. Pride was born out of a need to resist the status quo. Transgender women, gay men and LGBT people of color standing together to say “we deserve better”, “no more will we be beat down” and “we are no longer afraid”. We remember and honor those who first stood tall as we march up Broadway for the 17th annual FM Pride Parade.

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Pride 5K Fun Run

We know that you will enjoy all that our special weekend has to offer. Whether you’re running the 5K, wandering the Park, dancing at the Sanctuary, cheering on Detox or worshiping at the Fargo Theatre a good time will be had by one and all. As you celebrate, be sure to thank FM Pride’s growing number of sponsors, vendors, venues and volunteers who continue to ensure that each year is a memorable one. There’s a lot to be proud of in Fargo-Moorhead. Most of all, we are proud of you! Happy Pride! Christina Lindseth Hoang and Joshua A. Boschee

1 0 All Ages Bowling 1 0 LGBT Trivia & Karaoke

1 2 How To Treat Your Siblings 1 4 Youth Drag Show 1 6 Sanford Mammogram Truck 2 0 Red River Seniors 2 1 Pet Pride 2 2 Block Party 2 5 PRIDE in the Park 2 6 PRIDE in Interfaith Worship 2 7 Interfaith Service 2 9 PRIDE Parade & Community Rally 3 2 PRIDE Planning Committee 3 6 Proud Supporters

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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A L L A G E S B O W L I N G | 6-10P M

All Star Bowl • 309 17th St . N, Moorhead

LG B T T R I V I A & K A R A O K E | 9 P M -2 A M

R h o m b u s G u y s P i z z a • 6 0 6 M a i n Ave , F a r g o

P R I D E K I C K- O F F G LO W P A R T Y | 9 P M - 2 A M

S a n c t u a r y E ve n t s Ce n te r • 6 7 0 4 t h Ave N , F a r g o

P R I D E 5K F U N R U N & WA L K | 10A M-1P M

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W o o d l a w n P a r k • 4 0 0 W o o d l a w n D r. , M o o r h e a d

P R I D E I N T H E PA R K | 11A M-4P M

I s l a n d Pa r k • 3 0 2 7t h S t r ee t S . , F a r g o

YO U T H D RA G S H O W | 6-8P M

T h e S t a g e a t I s l a n d Pa r k • 3 3 3 4 t h S t . S . , F a r g o

P R I D E B LO C K PA R TY | 6 P M -1 A M

U s h e r ’s H o u s e • 7 0 0 1 s t A v e N , M o o r h e a d

P R I D E I N T E R F A I T H S E RV I C E | 12:30P M

Fargo Theatre •

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F M P R I D E PA RA D E | 2P M

Broadway • Downtown Fargo

C O M M U N I T Y R A L LY | F O L L O W I N G P A R A D E

B r o a d w a y T h e a t r e G a r a g e | 4 0 1 N B r o a d w a y, F a r g o

F M P R I D E A F T E R PA RTY | 4P M

S i d e s t r ee t B a r & G r i l l • 4 0 4 4 t h Ave N , F a r g o

PRIDE OPEN HOUSE | 4PM

Pr i d e Co l l ec t i ve & Co m m u n i t y Ce n te r • 1 1 0 5 1 s t Ave S . , F a r g o

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Rebel Marie Q & A WITH

2017 PRIDE PARADE

GRAND MARSHAL

FMP: How did you react when you were asked to be Grand Marshal? Were you surprised? RM: I was very surprised and feel I didn’t deserve such a prestigious honor. FMP: Do you know what kind of car you get to ride in for the parade? RM: I have no idea what kind of car it will be but I feel like my friend Judy would want me to mention her pick up truck here. FMP What are you most excited for at FM Pride? RM: I invited one of my coworkers to pride and I don’t think she has seen how great FargoMoorhead can be during the week of pride. She is LGBT herself and I think she will become a great ally to our community here. FMP: You are a cofounder of the Community Uplift Program, is that correct? Can you tell us a little more about the program and what it’s mission is? RM: While I’m not a cofounder, I have been involved with CUP for a long time, and I take a lot of pride in the work we’re doing. I enjoy very much being a part of Community Uplift Program (or CUP). Our end goal is to create a drop in shelter for LGBT+ people as well as develop programing to help with inpatient mental health/addiction treatment with an emphasis on using queer theory or theories that work well with queer people.

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FMP: Do you have a favorite aspect of Pride, or something that you look forward to most? RM: I look forward to the events that take place at our local businesses. I really enjoy walking around Fargo and shopping local but I fear harassment or unwanted attention. I feel like stores that take part in advents and advertise at pride in the park are willing respect my safety and the safety of my family. FMP: Tell us about your role as a delegate for the democratic party. RM: I never really had been out in public before and I really wanted to caucus this election year. When I showed up, there appeared to be at least 200 people. I didn’t know who I wanted to vote and read about going as a unknown/undecided. While at the caucus I convinced a small group to do the same. We got to send two delegates to Bismarck, one male and one female. There was discussion that my legal gender was male so I should go as the male delegate but Reed Rahric was willing to out himself as trans as well and go as the female delegate. We were able to send two transgender people to Bismarck without violating any rules and most importantly being ourselves. Bismarck was the biggest event I was out in front of until getting a chance to speak at the woman’s march this year. FMP: What does Pride mean to you? RM: A chance to find allies and a chance to learn who isn’t out to hurt me. Many transgender people have died this year and many have faced harassment that forced them out of homes, jobs, or families. Pride is also about not having to fear going out for at least one weekend. The most important thing is pride is about feeling okay to exist and be comfortable in my own skin and knowing my gender is exactly that, mine. FMP: What advice do you have for those that are struggling with gender identity. RM: For some finding their gender or expressing their gender identity is easy and something they don’t give much thought to. For others it take years until they find a gender identity that fits well for them. Personally, I still struggle. I put on a strong face and act like I am not impacted or depressed. However, I’ve learned to continue everyday and keep as much pressure as I can on moving forward. When I finally accepted my identity I became so much happier and life got so much easier. Work was easier, shopping was easier, relationships were easier (despite what many would think) and honestly I love being me now. FMP: What is one thing you want people who are opposed to transgender people to know? RM: I tried for years and years to get rid of my transgender identity. When I was 26 years old I finally decided maybe I should at least explore what it means to be transgender. When I discovered it was an internal identity and not a sexual identity I thought being transgender was a possibility for myself. When I finally explored gender expression it shut off a voice in my head that had been speaking since I was five years old saying, “hey, your presenting the wrong gender”. When I finally met a friend who opposed my transition in person they said it “just made sense” and wanted to meet me “that way” again. Most importantly to those who oppose transgender people or myself, I want to leave you with this: I am so happy being me and I have no intention of impacting your life, so please don’t take my happiness, family, identity, or life away.

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HOW TO TREAT YOUR SIBLINGS BY: KATRINA KOESTERMAN

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RIDE is a complicated word, meaning a lot of different things. For a number of members of the transgender and non-binary community, last year PRIDE led to fear and regret. Some of us were treated like side show attractions, made the butt of jokes, others touched inappropriately and without consent, and some denied the simple respect of fellow human beings. This year, I’d like to challenge the whole of our community to do better. Hello, my name is Kat, and I am a 31 year old woman. More specifically, I am a 31 year old transwoman. Even more specifically, I am an often unemployed, 31 year old, white, designated male at birth, sapio/pan/bisexual, femmeandrogynous, non-binary individual with chronic mental illness and who has the good fortune of living with her extremely supportive parents. These identifiers say a lot about me. They speak both to the oppression I face and the privilege I enjoy. They also speak to the fact that I am different in one way or another to almost everyone who reads this. As such, I cannot and will not presume to speak for an entire community. I will, however, speak up with those transgender and nonbinary people who are like-minded and wanting to be heard. PRIDE means a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, PRIDE is a party, a celebration of what we have achieved. For others, like myself, PRIDE is a wake, a funeral march for those who’ve fought and died to bring us to where we are, and it is also a bolstering of support

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for those still fighting and dying, not just here, but everywhere around the world. It is a solemn responsibility to project and respect own our identities for the sake of people who cannot. While others may hoop and holler, we stand with stoic reflection. Neither perspective is wrong, nor are they mutually exclusive, and they should both be respected. Some people come to PRIDE to let their hair down, get cuddly, enjoy the performances, perhaps even do a bit of people watching, and that’s wonderful. While doing so, please bear in mind that not all transgender and non-binary people are performers and that we don’t exist for you. Being outside the gender norm is not a performance; it is an identity, one that we struggle and fight for on a daily basis. Do not heckle us like we’re on a stage. (The actual performers on stage may invite heckling, in which case, do so in that space.) Don’t be offended if you ask for our story or a history lesson and we’re not inclined to give it to you. That’s what Google is for, not PRIDE. We are everywhere and amongst you in every identity. Don’t try to break our stealth or search for us, simply let us exist with you. Finally, please, please, please don’t assume that consent ceases to apply just because you’re curious, we’re different from you, and it’s PRIDE. Don’t touch, grab, kiss, or take pictures without express permission. No means no, and more importantly, ONLY yes means yes. Respect our space and solemnity as we respect your joy and exuberance.

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PRIDE is a complicated word. For some it means joy, for some it means sorrow, for others it means strength, and for more it means struggle. For a lot of people PRIDE is a complicated amalgamation of all of the above and more! The LGBTQIA community is internally diverse, full of intersections, and a shares a proud history. We must come together for all members of our broad and beautiful acronym. No matter what PRIDE means to you, remember that PRIDE also means respect, the respect that we’ve fought and still fight together hand in hand to earn.

Have a safe and happy PRIDE!

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Kat, a 31 year old transwomen, is a local nerd and activist in training. She does not enjoy long walks of any sort, especially not on beaches.

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SANFORD— HELPING TO CLOSE THE GAP IN BREAST CANCER SCREENING FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY DENISE R. SCHRADER-KAESLIN

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esearch has shown that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have routinely experienced the isolation of exclusion and intolerance in the medical setting. Even when cost is not a factor, previous or feared insensitivity, ignorance, or outright disdain from health care personnel often prevent sexual minorities from seeking routine health screenings. Lambda Legal reports that 56% of LGB and 70% of transgender or gender-nonconforming patients experienced some type of discrimination in the healthcare setting. With statistics like these, it’s no surprise that the LGBT community doesn’t utilize preventive services at the same rate as their straight cohorts. Simply put, no matter how “free” health screenings are, if you don’t feel welcome, you won’t utilize the services. Breast cancer does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. However, it’s important to note that some members of the LGBTQ+ community can have a higher probability for developing breast cancer due to certain risk factors. As mentioned above, members of the LGBTQ+ community are notably less likely to have routine cancer screening of any kind compared to the straight community. Lower rates of cancer screening put LGBTQ+ people at greater risk of late diagnosis, which significantly reduces the chance of successful treatment and survival. LESBIANS AND BISEXUAL WOMEN Lesbian and bisexual women have a greater risk of breast cancer (National

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LGBT Cancer Network). This is not because of sexual orientation, but because of certain breast cancer risk factors related to personal behaviors. Studies have shown that lesbians and bisexual women are more likely to have these risk factors which increases the risk for developing breast cancer: • Late or no pregnancy. (Having the first pregnancy after age 30 or never having a full-term pregnancy.) • Obesity. • Drinking alcohol. • Cigarette smoking. Currently, there are no cancer screening guidelines specific to lesbian and bisexual women, so it is advised to follow The American Cancer Society recommendations for women regardless of sexual orientation: • Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms if they wish to do so. • Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. • Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening. TRANSGENDER MEN AND WOMEN Breast cancer has also been reported in the transgender community, in both male-to-female (MTF) and female to male (FTM) individuals. The National LGBT Health Education Center recommends: • Transgender women over 50 years old who have had hormone therapy for 5 or more years should get mammograms annually.

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Transgender men taking testosterone may also be at increased risk for breast cancer. Transgender men who have not had chest reconstructive surgery should get mammograms annually starting at 50 years old. Some breast tissue will remain after chest reconstruction and this remaining tissue is still susceptible to breast cancer. Transgender men who have had top surgery still need annual chest exams by a health care professional. (Fenway Health)

GAY MEN Gay men have no increased risk of breast cancer as compared to straight men. The American Cancer Society recommends breast exams by a healthcare professional for screening men with a strong family history and/or a genetic predisposition for breast cancer. Mammograms are usually only done if a lump is found. Any person, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, with a family history or genetic predisposition of breast cancer may need to begin breast exams and/or mammograms earlier. Talk with a health care provider about your risk for breast cancer and the best screening plan for you.

MOBILE MAMMOGRAM TRAILER AT PRIDE IN THE PARK Roger Maris Cancer Center (RMCC) in Fargo is a local pioneer in delivering equitable and inclusive care for the LGBTQ+ community. This year, RMCC and the Edith Sanford Breast Center (ESBC) will have their mobile mammogram trailer at F-M Pride in the Park. LGBTQ+ friendly and affirming staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide pamphlets on breast health and screening for the LGBTQ+ community. RMCC and ESBC will also offer mammograms on site! Appointments are approximately 15 minutes, starting at 11AM and ending at 4PM. Mammograms can be pre-scheduled by calling Sanford centralized scheduling at 701-2347100 or on-site on Saturday at Pride in the Park. Insurance is accepted. If you do not have insurance or cannot afford your co-pay, Sanford will work with you to get mammograms covered by the Women’s Way program for North Dakota residents or The Sage Cancer Screening Program for Minnesota residents.

TO SCHEDULE A MAMMOGRAM DURING PRIDE IN THE PARK, CALL SANFORD CENTRALIZED SCHEDULING AT

701.234.7100 RESOURCES The Fenway Institute, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215 fenwayhealth.org When Health Care Isn’t Caring: Lambda Legal’s Survey of Discrimination Against LGBT People and People with HIV (New York: Lambda Legal, 2010). | lambdalegal.org/ health-care-report Healthcare Equality Index 2017 (Washington D.C: Human Rights Campaign, 2017). | hrc.org/hei National LGBT Cancer Network | cancer-network.org National LGBT Health Education Center-A Program of the Fenway Institute | lgbthealtheducation.org American Cancer Society | cancer.org

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elcome Red River Rainbow Seniors! This new group was formed to provide social and educational opportunities for our 50+ demographic. Advocacy and support were quickly added to the group’s mission statement, since they are equally important to enriching lives. A gathering at the HoDo was organized by AARP after Pride in the Park in 2016. A number of those in attendance began to gather information about the issues discussed at that gathering last August. The group began to meet in November 2016 to continue discussions in a more formal manner and initiate forming an organized group to address issues and activities relevant to the older LGBTQ+ demographic in our community. Red River Rainbow Seniors has been meeting monthly since that time at the Pride Collective & Community Center. These monthly business meetings provide an excellent time for programs, to interact, and to plan. Early this spring, the group developed its mission statement: Red River Rainbow Seniors is an organization dedicated to providing advocacy, education, support, and fun to the elder LGBTQ+ community in the Red River Valley. In May 2017, the group officially became a member organization under the Pride Collective & Community

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Center, and in June the group voted in its inaugural board of directors. We’ll have a booth on Saturday at Pride in the Park, will cosponsor the 2nd annual AARP social gathering (after festivities in the park are over) at the Boiler Room, and host the Pride Family Picnic after the parade on Sunday at the Pride Collective & Community Center. Monthly socials gather us for fun, discussions with mixer games, prizes, and shared food and beverages. Since March, Red River Rainbow Seniors has met at a variety of venues in Fargo/ Moorhead for Happy Hour. In February, we began movie nights to expose us to relevant films; we enjoy plenty of talk before and after. Plans for the group include advocacy for dealing with our aging lives. We are currently engaged in evaluating partnership opportunities with national LGBTQ+ organizations and advocacy groups to broaden our access to information. Legal rights, LGBTQ+ equality, health issues, and access to care are at the top of the list of concerns. At this time meetings and events are centered around our immediate geographic area, however Red River Rainbow Seniors hopes to extend its reach via the web and outreach regionally & nationally. There are several local projects in the works already. A group has been formed to

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begin working to collect oral histories of area LGBTQ+ individuals via audio and video. Aside from outreach at Pride events, plans for the coming year include having information tables at non-Pride area events, educational forums and engagement with medical facilities, nursing homes, and other senior service providers. This group is all about sharing and growing. Come join us! Look for us at Pride in the Park. For more info, find us on Facebook– Red River Rainbow Seniors (facebook.com/ RedRiverRainbowSeniors), by email, RRRainbowSeniors@gmail.com, or stop by one of our meetings.

MONTHLY MEETINGS Pride Collective & Community Center 1105 1st Ave S. | Fargo, ND 58102

7 PM May — September

Monthly meetings will be held on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

October — April

Monthly meetings will be held on the 1st Friday of the month. This seasonal shift helps to accommodate summer weekend travel.

Saturday, August 12th 1:00pm • during Pride in the Park

Register your pet in one of our five categories: •

Best Pet/Owner Look-a-Like

Best Pet Trick

Best Puppy

Best Senior Dog

Best Costume

(For puppies 6 months or younger) (For dogs 7 years or older)

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Rose City Underground (Portland) Icedbreaks Entertainment djjoyride.com

This year, we welcome back, for his seventh FM Pride Celebration, DJ Joyride, who, along with his passion for music, has a renewed appreciation for family and community connections in the FM Area. Fargo-Moorhead used to be the grooving grounds of DJ Joyride and the Icedbreaks Crew. The Red River Valley inspired a radio personality, public performer, dj and event host as they served one another until his move in 2011 to Portland, Oregon. His return is always energizing and his upbeat attitude contageous. Catch him for three performances this pride: Friday Night at the Sanctuary, opening the PRIDE Block Party on Saturday, and closing down the bar Usher’s House after the Block Party Drag Show.

DETOX Detox, born Matthew Sanderson, is a nationally-renowned drag queen, best known for being a semi-finalist on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, as well as RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars II. Detox has appeared in music videos with Kei$ha, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga. Detox has released several solo songs, including “This is How We Jew It,” “Homemade for the Holidays,” and “Supersonic.” Detox recently completely multiple world tours, performing in venues across Europe, North America, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East.

NINA DIANGELO Nina DiAngelo has been performing in the Midwest and around the country for almost 20 years. You can listen to her live every Thursday on iHeart Radio (96.7 Pride Radio, Twin Cities). Not only is Nina former National Entertainer of the Year, she has also won several awards for celebrity impersonations. You can catch her at the Saloon in Minneapolis Friday and Saturday nights. “FM Pride is one of my favorite gigs! So glad to be back!

J U L I A S TA R R Julia Starr has been performing in drag for five years. She is highly inspired by fashion designer Alexander McQueen, Fashion model Twiggy and artist Lady GaGa . “Drag is extremely important to me because it has been an artistic outlet for me and enables people to see my craft . My go to artists are Natalia Kills, Lady GaGa, Rihanna, and Britney Spears”

GENEVEE LOVE Genevee Ramona Love has been doing drag for 15 years . She is current reigning Miss Northern Lights. She is well known for performing as Beyonce. You can see her perform at many places in the twin cites including Lush bar in Minneapolis.

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s it possible to be LGBTQ+ and spiritual? While this has been a perennial question, it is understandable why it should take on greater urgency in the current political climate. Story upon story emerges from the national political arena about efforts to overturn policies meant to protect the LGBTQ+ community in a seemingly relentless march toward the undoing of the progress made. The voices that are granted the loudest platform are those who clothe their anti-LGBTQ+ agenda in the language of religious judgment and under the umbrella of “religious freedom”. It is little wonder that LGBTQ+ individuals seriously doubt that there is a place for them within this American Christian Church. There are many voices within and outside of Christian religious organizations that call into question the very “Christian-ness” of these actions. Theologians, pastors, lay church leaders, and average religious people ask how blatant hatred and bigotry toward the LGBTQ+ community replaced the commands to “love one’s neighbor as oneself” and “show compassionate kindness to the stranger”. One United Methodist pastor writes, “For all of our spiritual fanfare, many rightfully discern that something is deeply askew among us . . . The one place, the one people with whom love should boldly rule the day, be adored in all its splendor, and lifted high up above all things, is among Christians. Yet, the loudest confession heard around the world from the megaphone of conservative

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Christianity is – ‘ Love isn’t enough’” [“Conservative Christian, I Beg of You, Why Can’t Love Be Enough?” (chriskratzer.com, June 20, 2017)]. Instead, American conservative Christianity seems best characterized by judgmental ism toward those whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to their narrow definition. Is this not an example of human hubris? A North Carolina pastor writes, “It is the height of arrogance to assume that the manner in which someone loves is up for another [person]’s debate. . . I trust that the God who made [LGBTQ+ individuals] already knows what is best for them and speaks more clearly to them on these matters than anyone else” [“Why Being LGBTQ IS ‘God’s Best’ for LGBTQ People” (johnpavlovitz.com, May 4, 2016)] Both these pastors challenge religious people to reorient their engagement with people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities in a way that preserves the dignity of LGBTQ+ individuals. Just as at the national and international level, efforts by religious leaders and practitioners in the F-M area seek to resist a fear-filled exclusivism and practice a loving inclusivism that affirms the experiences of all human beings. One of the concrete forms that this takes is an Interfaith Worship service which is held each year on the final day of Pride (before the parade). This service provides the opportunity for members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to engage a AU G U S T 1 0 - 1 3


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spirituality that explores and celebrates the authenticity of all experiences of sexual orientation, gender expression and/or gender identity. Understanding that, for many, personal experiences with Christian religious institutions have been too negative, the service purposely draws upon the diversity of the world’s religious and humanistic traditions to invite the community into a greater exploration of how sexual orientation and gender identity can be meaningfully examined and positively understood through religious symbolism, narratives, and theological categories. Interfaith worship can demonstrate a solidarity across religious communities through a recognition of similarities in experiences and religious expressions (both positive and negative), while also providing new insights borne of the differences in how sexual orientation and/or gender identity is constructed. FMPRIDE.COM

Not only does this open new avenues for individual self-exploration, but encounters with difference can bring one’s own self-understanding into sharper focus. In both instances, the journey toward incorporating spiritual insights into one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity has the potential for enrichment. The 2017 F-M Pride Interfaith Service will take up the theme “Come. See. Go. Tell.” There will be readings drawn from a variety of spiritual traditions, musical performances by local artists, and an opportunity for all who wish to share their own stories following the service. For more info, visit fmprideworship.weebly.com.

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The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people. – Author Unknown

Freedom to BE YOU Welcoming You MSUM is committed to fostering an environment of inclusiveness, respect and understanding. We strive to be a place where all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, abilities and socioeconomic statuses are appreciated. That’s why diversity is embedded in our values. ▸ We value diversity and inclusion of people and ideas. ▸ We value integrity and mutual respect in our behavior and interactions. ▸ We will succeed by embedding and supporting diversity in every facet of the university. ▸ We will create a campus community that reflects the diversity of the global community. mnstate.edu/diversity Minnesota State University Moorhead is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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Get tested during PRIDE! Look for our booth at Pride in the Park!

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HIV Program Manager, Family HealthCare

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Red River Rainbow Seniors was founded in 2016 to bring the mature LGBTQ community of Fargo-Moorhead together. Our focus is on education, advocacy, and support with an emphasis on equality in senior care and assisted living. We are united in wanting to encourage and foster social events such as happy hours, potluck gatherings, and film discussions. With a common thread of being over 50 and part of the LGBTQ community, our group is welcoming and growing.

LEARN MORE AND CONNECT

facebook.com/RRRainbowSeniors or email RRRainbowSeniors@gmail.com

The Fargo Human Relations Commission works to promote acceptance and respect for diversity and discourages all forms of discrimination.

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Born of a collaboration between Tristate Transgender, FTM Brotherhood, and FM Non-Binary,

The Gender Umbrella of the Red River Group strives to give voice and safety to anyone who's been told their way of expressing gender is outside traditional mores.

The GURRG group meets: Every 1st Saturday Every 3rd Monday

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Come and join us under the umbrella! For more info contact Kat at Nephlite.darkside@gmail.com


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In association with the Pride Collective & Community Center

WHEN: Every Tuesday! TIME: 4:30pm - 5:30pm WHERE: 1105 1st Ave S Fargo, ND

All open-minded & accepting people ages 14 - 18 are invited to join! Allies! Questioning! Children with gay parents!

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EDUCATION In partnership with NDSU, we offer programs for adults and youth in the Fargo-Moorhead area. ppmns.org/ NDeducation

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