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Gainesville's Girls Rock Camp by Chelsea Carnes Gainesville's first Girls Rock Camp will begin Monday, August 5th, at Studio Percussion, building up to a public showcase on Saturday, August 10th at the all-ages music venue, 1982. The camp, for girls ages 7-17, is entirely volunteer run by local women, many of whom perform in bands including Oriflamme, The Ones To Blame, Dirty Fist!, Chicken Luv, No More, Alien Summer, Killarney Star, and others. These volunteers have been organizing the camp since March, fundraising through benefit shows, record sales, a benefit dinner, a women's band roulette, and tabling at local events. The camp seeks to use music as a platform to promote self-esteem and creative expression for young women and girls. On the first day of camp, girls are assigned a rock instrument, placed in a band, and given one week to learn to play and write a song that they will eventually perform at the Showcase in front of friends, family, and fans. Throughout the week girls will receive instrument instruction as well as workshops on various topics from Women's Rock Herstory to Self Defense. Girls’ Rock ‘n’ Roll camps like this are located in over 40 cities around the country as well as Canada, France, and Sweden. Their history dates back to the first Girls Rock camp started by feminist organizers in Portland, Oregon in 2000 where famed rockers Beth Ditto, Carrie Brownstein, and Kathleen Hanna have volunteered over the years. You can show support for Girls Rock Camp by attending the showcase on Saturday, August 10th at 1982, located at 919 W University Avenue. To find more information look online at www.girlsrockcampgainesville.com or www.facebook.com/ rockandrollcampforgirlsgainesville. Or e-mail the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover: This month’s cover art is provided by Dr. Batya Weinbaum of Cleveland Heights, OH. Dr. Weinbaum is an artist, a writer, and an instructor, as well as Editor for Femspec (see femspec.org). She has been presenting professionally on painting from the Divine Feminine, performance art, happenings, and teaching feminism online. She sells her own art online at jewelryofthegoddess.info and reclamationproject.info.
(For more info about this amazing artist, see her article on pg 12.)
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Wild Iris Update We know it’s been a long time coming…. Trust us we missed you all more than you know! We’re happy to say that Wild Iris has reopened for regular hours. These are the details… Tuesday through Saturday from 1pm -8pm, 22 SE 5th Ave, Ste D in the back corner of the Courtyard! We started this journey last December, drinking red wine in the café and saying out loud that maybe it was time to let go. We joked around with the idea of “moving down by the CMC”…. Deciding to give it one last push we reached out to you, our beautiful community, for help, emotional reassurance and fuel. You responded by donating more than $6,000 in honor of our 20 year anniversary fundraising and moving campaign. These funds came with such a flood of emotional support, our souls were overwhelmed and humbled with love. Never doubt this space was raised from the dream by feminist community, manifested by all our yearning to end injustice and harm and create truly safe space. Your outpouring allowed us to move the store without the added pressure of immediate financial burden. It gave our Point of Sale system an upgrade it’s been waiting years and years on and helped pay for storage after the personal garages overflowed. We’re still building and transforming while the final touches are put on the construction. New inventory is arriving weekly and the possibilities are whizzing around in our brains like Mexican jumping beans. There’s talk of Feminist Book Clubs for the grown and the little ones, Chess Park Saturdays in the Courtyard, Music, Poetry, Local Author Fairs, and more. Please come by and throw your creative mojo in the pot – help us rebuild and refashion a Feminist Haven that represents us all. When you come by to see to the new space, we strongly suggest you to check out the neighbors if you don’t know them yet. The Citizen’s Co-op, Radical Press Coffee, The Civic Media Center , The Sequential Arts Workshop and Gallery. They are all amazing people putting their love and labor into this special place and it already feels like home. Visit us when you can and don’t forget about all of our online stuff at wildirisbooks.com – e-books, e-readers and tablets, over 4 million titles and free shipping if you pick up your order at the Iris. It’s so good to be back, we hope to see you soon. ~Erica & Cheryl Page 2
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Free Fertility & Conception Class A Class for Anyone on the Path to Pregnancy and Parenthood Saturday, September 14th 1pm- 3:30pm @ the Pride Center This class is appropriate for ALL families: single, partnered, lesbian, gay, queer, heterosexual, and people of ALL genders. In this class we will discuss tips for boosting fertility, how to track your cycle/get the timing right, and other strategies of improving your chances of conception. The class will be facilitated by licensed midwife Abigail Fletcher.
Class is Free but you must pre-register by contacting: email@example.com 352-682-2252
Call for Nominations It’s not too early to begin thinking about who you’d like to nominate for the 2013 Woman, Man, and Community Person of the Year, and Business/Organization of the Year! The Community Awards Dinner is an annual Pride Days event to honor three individuals and a business or organization who have contributed to our community. Each recipient is recognized for outstanding involvement, support and contribution to the GLBT community in Gainesville and/or North Central Florida. Nominations for the awards can be made by anyone. To place a nomination, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the name and a very short biography about the individual. If you are not sure which category to nominate for, that’s fine: the PCCNCF Board will determine which category for you. Nomination Deadline: September 6th
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Pride Community Center Update Pride 2013 TT-Shirts Now On Sale! Only $15.00 Get yours today! These white t-shirts are made of 100% Cotton & are available in various sizes ranging from Small to XXXXL.
Banner Project PCCNCF plans to hang the Pride Banners for Pride Days as we’ve done for many years past. We can only do this with your support. You understand how important it is for us to be visible in this community and you’ve always given generously to make that happen. We need your donations to the Banner Project once again. Please return the enclosed donation slip with your contribution and mark the Banner Project selection.
Watch the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington at PCCNCF If you can’t be there, join us at the center to watch this historic event on August 24th. We’ll also be screening “Brother Outsider,” the story of Bayard Rustin who was the organizer of the 1963 march. Check with us for times but we’ll be open at least from noon to 4pm.
Want a Booth at Pride Fest? The 2013 Gainesville Pride Festival takes place on October 26th at Bo Diddley Community Plaza in downtown Gainesville and features live musical entertainment, kid’s activities, and a raffle to encourage attendees to visit vendor booths. Each year there is an increase in festival attendance with around 5000 visitors in 2012. In fact, last year we had to start the festival an hour earlier to accommodate the continued growth. With over 100 different vendors in 2012, late vendors were turned away so don’t wait. Request your application today! Just call 352-377-8915 or go to www.gainesvillepride.org.
Pride Community Center of North Central Florida 3131 NW 13th St, Gainesville. 352352-377377-8915 www.gainesvillepride.org Page 4
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Alachua County Commission Votes to Advance Inclusion of LGBT Protections in HRO Public Hearing to be Held August 13th On Tuesday June 25th the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, by a 4-1 vote, approved a public hearing to consider the adoption of changes to the county Human Rights Ordinance (HRO). The changes include adding anti-discrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. This is the final step before approval of these changes which is scheduled to take place at a public hearing on Tuesday, August 13th, at 5:00 p.m. The effort to make these changes has been spearheaded by the Human Rights Council of North Central Florida and the County Human Rights Board. The proposed changes will protect the LGBT community in Alachua County from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation and will include all of the municipalities in Alachua County that donâ€™t presently have an HRO. At this time Gainesville is the only municipality that has a Human Rights Ordinance. The proposed changes also include changing the size of employers that are included in the protections. Alachua County currently includes employers that have 15 or more employees. The change will cover all employers Attorney Adam Roark will address the that have 5 or more employees, excepting religious impact that the recent supreme court institutions and private clubs. decision has on an individual's or couple's estate planning options. For example, we The Alachua County Commission added antiwill look at what it means for leaving assets discrimination protections for sexual orientation in to a spouse after death, social security 1993. The following year voters approved a benefits, retirement planning, and what it referendum removing those protections from the means in the event you become ordinance and a charter amendment banning the incapacitated. county from adopting ordinances prohibiting Attorney Randi Dincher will be available to discrimination against speak about the possible ramifications of lesbian, gay and the decision in the realm of adoptions, bisexual people in the divorce, and other family law topics. future. A court decision overturned the At PCCNCF, prohibition against the Thursday, Aug. 22, 6pm adoption of the protections in the future.
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Home Van Pet Care Project News by Elizabeth Howard, Coordinator
Providing food for pets of homeless persons in our community is our first concern and our Project priority. Food first, and then a major priority to spay/neuter. Summer this year has brought to the homeless community lots of rain, mosquitoes, and pups in the woods. This is about Ruby, a young dog who lived in the homeless community. Her “owner,” Mark, under the mistaken impression that it is a good thing for a female dog to have “just one litter,” allowed Ruby to become pregnant. He then took himself off to another state, leaving his own mother to care for Ruby and two other young dogs, Kona and Puffy. Fortunately, Mark’s mom, Denise is a responsible person who although she is herself homeless, was able to put together a reasonably clean safe situation for the dogs. Ruby was within a couple of weeks of having her puppies when Home Van Pet Care came on the scene, and it is primarily through the interventions of Melissa Glikes, a Board member and beloved “dog person” that Ruby and her pups and the other two dogs have had a good outcome.
Ruby in Tent City
Ruby Recovering from Surgery
Ruby in her Foster Home
Plenty of Pitbulls Rescue (www.PlentyofPitbulls.org) has taken Ruby, Kona and Puffy into their care. We are grateful to them for we know these three will get good homes. University of Florida Shelter Medicine furnished the spay/neuter for these three dogs as well as vaccines for their protection. Ruby’s five little pups were given to homes by their caretaker so we still have concerns about them and are keeping in touch so that they can also receive spay/neuter and vaccines as needed. At another camp we discovered four pups, abandoned by the “owner” of their mother. With help from camp residents three of these four were also spayed, neutered and vaccinated courtesy of UF Shelter Medicine. A young kitty who had wandered into the camp also received spay and vaccines. These young animals are adopted by camp residents who receive food and attention from our project. We’re also helping out with spay/neuter of a mother cat and kittens who came to a formerly homeless Page 6
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Show Bois Drag King Show Pride Community Center of North Central Florida is excited to host a community Drag King Show. This is a fundraiser for the center & proceeds will finance the Gainesville Pride Festival!! Tickets: $12 / advance; $15 / door
Friday, September 6th 8:00 pm
Ticket price includes delicious hors d'oeuvres during intermission and free admission to the University Club after the Show!
Location: United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5th Ave
(Tickets available at the Pride Center)
If you are interested in performing for this event, please email email@example.com or call 352-377-8915.
woman who presently has very minimal shelter. Local veterinarians All Cats have special arrangements for such kitties and Operation Catnip is also in there to assist. Every week when we distribute pet food downtown, there is someone needing spay/neuter and vaccines for their pets. St. Francis Pet Care Clinic is a mainstay in helping with these animals. As you can see, all this takes a village … and then some more … to help these people and animals in need. Just as in the larger community, homeless and low income people also have a heart for animals … some are more responsible and some less. It is our job to provide food for the animals and to teach responsible pet care. We have volunteers who help with everything from these runs through the woods, visits to campsites, preparation of the pet food and distribution as well as seeking donations. We are always in need of more help, and we need your support for spay/neuter for all the animals. We appreciate your donations of bags of dog food and cat food as well as financial donations. To volunteer, and to donate pet food, contact Elizabeth Howard at 352-473-9423 email firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can be made payable to Home Van Pet Care Project, Inc., and mailed c/o Elizabeth Howard, P.O. Box 14305, Gainesville, FL #32604. You can also donate by PayPal at http://homevanpetcareproject.blogspot.com. Kindred Sisters — August 2013
2014 We’Moon Now in Stock! SPIRAL & WALL EDITIONS AVAILABLE! For over 30 years Mother Tongue Ink has been collecting and compiling art, poetry and creative musings to produce a yearly We’Moon datebook. The iconic feminist datebook, astrological moon calendar, earth-spirited handbook in natural rhythms, and visionary collection of women’s creative work. The We’Moon datebook’s journey through 2014 is a profound and provocative exploration of “Radical Balance”. The calendar pages inspire our inevitable, tantalizing journey, one beautiful week at a time. Purchase yours today at Wild Iris Books, 22 SE 5th Ave, Ste D, Gainesville. excerpt from http://blog.wildirisbooks.com
Labor Daze Fest LABOR DAZE FEST was started in 2011 to celebrate the people who make this city go. (The brilliant local founders thought it appropriate, y’know, being Labor Day weekend and all.) But they also wanted/still want to celebrate fun! Bands, massage, rock climbing, activities for the kids, local vendors, support agencies and informational booths are just the start of what you’ll find here. You’ll also find that pure sense of community and solidarity. We will share food and music and laughter and art and ideas and that will keep us fueled as we continue creating the world we envision. Spend the day with us. Last year Gainesville held the 2nd biggest Labor Day Weekend celebration in the state – let’s top it this time – swing by Bo Diddley Plaza between 4-10pm on Sunday, September 1st. Now that we have roots, be sure to look for Wild Iris Books at the festival and come by to say hello. We thank you all for the contributions you make to our city everyday and we celebrate you. As the Labor Daze Fest organizers say….By locals, for locals, about locals! excerpt from http://blog.wildirisbooks.com Page 8
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In the Spotlight Jan Morris Jan Morris (b. 1926) is a talented and prolific Anglo-Welsh journalist, historian, and travel writer. She has published over forty books on topics ranging from history, biography, and journalism to fiction and explorations of her Welsh nationalism, but she is best known for travel books that capture the past, present, and essential character of a place. Morris became one of the first transsexuals to tell her story publicly in the memoir, Conundrum (1974), in which she reveals that traveling has been the outer expression of an inner journey "across strange frontiers." Catherine Jan Morris, born James Humphrey Morris in Clevedon, Somerset, in 1926, lived the first half of her life as a male. excerpt from www.glbtq.com
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Ten Tips for Better Lesbian Sex by Kathy Belge Your sex life doesn't have to be in a rut to want to improve it. Even the most sexually compatible lesbian couples can take their love lives to the next level of intimacy. Try some or all of these tips for improving your lesbian sex life. 1. Sensuality. Do you tend to jump right into bed and get down to business? Incorporate more sensuality into your lovemaking, like gentle caresses, massage or even feathers and candle wax into your routine. 2. Get Freaky. Likewise, if you tend to be the slow romantic type, try getting a little more rough and rowdy in the sack—with her consent, of course. 3. Erotica. Take the time to read her a sexy story and get both your imaginations and your juices flowing. 4. Sex Toys There are a lot more options than just dildos and vibrators. Browse a lesbian friendly vendor like Babeland or Good Vibrations and pick something out to take your loving to the next level. 5. Touch Somewhere new. Don’t just focus on her breasts, her lips, and her clitoris. Kiss her toes, behind her knees, the small of her back and her fingertips. If you’ve never tried anal sex, discuss it with your partner and see if she’d be open to giving it a try. Page 10
6. Be Romantic. Come home with flowers for no reason at all. Run her a bath and feed her sensuous foods, light candles and play sexy music. A romantic evening doesn’t have to lead to sex that night, but it will enhance your overall love life with your partner. 7. Send Her Messages Build up the sexual tension by sending her sexy messages to her cell phone or private email account, telling her just what you plan to do to her the next time you see her. (Warning—be wary if her phone could be picked up by someone else. And also know that many work places can and do check employee email conversations.) 8. Kiss. There’s nothing more sensual than two women’s lips together. Here are some tips for kissing like a pro: http:// lesbianlife.about.com/od/ lesbiansex/a/Kiss.htm. 9. Push the Boundaries. Have you always wanted to try something like gender play or packing? Sex in a public place or go to a sex party? Work up the nerve and push yourself past your comfort zone. 10. Add a spiritual component. Tantric sex isn’t just for aging heterosexual male celebrities. Sex can be a deeply spiritual experience. Tantric Sex for Women: A Guide for Lesbian, Bi, Hetero, and Solo Lovers is a good place to start. excerpt from http://lesbianlife.about.com Kindred Sisters — August 2013
Florida NOWPAC CCE Endorses Nan Rich The Florida National Organization for Women CCE board of directors announces that the NOWPAC CCE is giving its endorsement to Nan Rich for governor of the state of Florida. "We feel that Ms. Rich is the best hope for the future of Florida women. Her voting record shows her strong commitment to our issues” said Donna Slutiak, President of Florida NOWPAC CCE. Ms. Rich championed women's rights throughout her career as a Florida legislator, and Florida NOW is confident that she will make an excellent governor. Florida NOW hopes that showing early support will give Ms. Rich the momentum to become our state’s next governor.
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Visiting Artist Paints from the Divine Feminine Invites All to Do the Same As Well! Here I am in Khahajaro, a mother-goddess temple built in India about 1180 AD. Most of the images sold there as reproductions, or little statues, are women being held in or taking all sorts of contorted positions for group sex, which was probably performed in these temples. But hey, there are other things that occurred there too. Actually only about 10% of the statues are of women in lewd positions, sometimes standing on their heads being held up by other women with a man upside down on top of them---but there are numerous other mother-goddess images, like women with children; women musicians as well as dancers (since the statues and carvings were made pre-Moslem conquest); and women carved into the pillars holding up the temples themselves. I made this trek in 2012 to India bound and determined to paint in the Mother Goddess temples, thinking I would get back in touch with my sexuality after some 15 years. Instead all I saw to paint was mothers with children, and I began to paint them; then I discovered it was next to impossible to buy anything but the famed lewd poses in the curio shops surrounding the town. Even in India in the tourist trade, sex sells! Page 12
These photos I took in the temples; and what I give workshops on is Painting from the Divine Feminine, which is to say, how can we as contemporary women carry out a feminist practice of painting from the divine feminine images of ancient deities or deities in other cultures probably made by men, from a male-gaze perspective of how women should pose and look, to get back to a sense and feeling of what the power of a divine female is. That is, by going through the apprehension of female images from other cultures, to shake up, discover, and connect with the goddess within ourselves. This is an image I made of the female musicians, although this was an acrylic enlargement I made when I got back home. And this is a watercolor painting I made from a pen and ink sketch I made right there in one of the temples, when I started noticing all the women and children in the temples. Both were on display in a show, "Temple Kindred Sisters â€” August 2013
Goddesses and Recent Work" at Gallery26 in Melrose, July 5-29. On July 13, three participants were able to see the show, hear about my process, and select original images of their own to paint from. One worked with Kali, another with one of the posing women from these temples, and a third with a painting of two snake wives defending their husband from a god (Krishna) who had seized him. Each of the participants went through the three stages of painting-copying for details, copying for shape, and then freeform creation of the energy and emotion of the images. And so as a group we created Post-Impressionist Goddesses. You can see more of my earlier work on my web page, reclamationproject.info, and read about this archetypal process. Its fun! You might like to try it yourself! I generally have a booth at MichFest and am invited to the OfoGallery too...so come have a peek! Love to all the artists within... Batya Weinbaum email@example.com
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Elly Bravo A Romantic Novel About Women - For Women I am Elly Bravo. I am shy. I ride a Harley Davidson. I have a tattoo that says: Not all who wander are lost. My father's family is Spanish, my mother's family is Irish, I live in the UK and I feel European. I post each Monday, Wednesday & Friday. I hope you like it. If not, I hope you will recommend it to friends who do!
WhatÊs Happening? Aug 1: Lammas, Lughnasadh Aug 4, 5pm: Womyn’s Movie Night See back cover for details. Aug 6, 6:30pm: Queer Anti-violence Relationship Conversations (QuARC) Join Peaceful Paths advocates for an educational workshop on intimate partner violence (IPV) in LGBTQ relationships. This month’s topic will be community resources. Workshops are free and open to all members of the community, including LGBTQ folks, friends, family members, allies, educators, and service providers. Meets at Library Headquarters, 401 E University Ave, Gainesville. www.peacefulpaths.org Aug 10: Girls Rock Camp Showcase at 1982, located at 919 W University Ave. See pg 1 for details. Aug 12, 7pm: Feminist Film Fest Gainesville NOW’s annual Summer Feminist Film Fest! Film: The Brandon Teena Story. Civic Media Center, 433 S Main St. $5 suggested donation. www.civicmediacenter.org Aug 13, 5pm: Human Rights Ordinance Public Hearing at the Alachua County Administration Building. See pg 5 for more info. Aug 14, 8pm: Fiona Bas Public Irish Session Join us for a night of traditional Irish music played by Gainesville babes, Fiona Bas, at The Midnight, 223 S Main St, Gainesville. Aug 15-19: Girls of Summer Weekend Party with the girls at Sawmill LGBT Resort, Page 14
21710 US Hwy 98, Dade City. Pool games, live music, cookouts, & more. Karmic Tattoo performs Saturday! www.flsawmill.com Aug 16, 8pm: Flash Silvermoon and the Blues Sisters Once again the band will Rock the House with a tasteful blend of Original Tunes and some of your old faves too. Rock, Blues, World, Jazz and Funk. We've been missing all of you so come on out and show some LOVE. Live at the University Club, 18 E University Ave, Gainesville. Aug 17, 9am-4pm: PFLAG Gainesville Summer Summit at IFAS Aug 20, 7pm: Womanspirit Rising A monthly internet radio show with Flash Silvermoon & other Priestesses of different traditions to offer Live On-Air Rituals to Heal the Planet and Ourselves. This month the focus will be on Full Moon in Aquarius Magic. www.flashsilvermoon.com Aug 22, 6pm: After DOMA Attorney Adam Roark will address the impact that the recent Supreme Court decision has on an individual's or couple's estate planning options. For example, we will look at what it means for leaving assets to a spouse after death, social security benefits, retirement planning, and what it means in the event you become incapacitated. Attorney Randi Dincher will be available to speak about the possible ramifications of the decision in the realm of adoptions, divorce, and other family law topics. Held at the Pride Center, 3131 NW 13th St, Gainesville. www.gainesvillepride.org
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WhatÊs Happening? Aug 23, 9pm: Shitty Beatles Gainesville's very own Beatles tribute band will play all the Fab Five hits! Tickets: $6/ adv; $8/door (purchase at Ticketweb.com or at Hear Again Music). High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville. Aug 24, 9-3pm: Fall Garden Kickoff Over 1500 seedlings available. Crones’ Cradle Conserve, 6411 NE 217th Pl, Citra, FL. 352-595-3377, www.cronescradleconserve.com Aug 24: 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Watch the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington at the Pride Center! If you can’t
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be there, join us at the center to watch this historic event. We’ll also be screening “Brother Outsider,” the story of Bayard Rustin who was the organizer of the 1963 march. Check with us for times but we’ll be open at least from noon to 4pm. PCC, 3131 NW 13th St, Gainesville. www.gainesvillepride.org Aug 24, 11am-3pm: David’s BBQ Customer Appreciation Day David’s is giving away a bunch of food for FREE. Join us on August 24th at Magnolia Parke from 11am - 3pm for a fun filled day and some great BBQ. We are giving away ribs, pork, burgers, hot dogs and much more! The first 100 people will also receive a
WhatÊs Happening? limited edition 25th Anniversary T-shirt. The only thing we are asking for in return are donations - all of which will benefit the Bread of the Might Food Bank. Help us help those who are less fortunate. www.davidsbbq.com Aug 27, 7:30pm: Feminist Open Mic with hosts Johnny Rocket & Charles Ely at Wild Iris Books, 22 SE 5th Ave #D, Gainesville. www.wildirisbooks.com Aug 28, 6-8pm: Equality Connection Mixer Presented by Equality Florida. Free & open to everyone. Special Guest: State Rep Joe Saunders. Held at Tall Paul's Brew House, 10 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville. www.eqfl.org Aug 31, 6pm: Women’s Roller Derby The Gainesville Roller Rebels invite you to the Alachua County Fairgrounds for some hot roller derby action! Your Swamp City Sirens will be taking on Psycho City. Hits! Slams! Food Trucks! Cupcakes! PBR! Good times for everyone! Doors at 5pm; bout at 6pm. Tickets: $8/adv; $10/door (available at BrownPaperTickets.com, Volta Coffee, Sweet Dreams Ice Cream, or through your Favorite Derby Girl). www.gainesvillerollerrebels.com
Ongoing Events AA Meetings in Gainesville LGBT Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings on Sundays at 7:30pm at Pride Center, 3131 NW 13th St. AA Meetings in St. Augustine LGBT AA Meetings held at 7pm on Saturdays at Flagler Hospital in the Alicia room. Page 16
Buy Local at the Weekly Farm Market! Everything Fresh. Everything Local. Every Sunday, 2-5pm. Fresh baked bread, Farm fresh eggs & produce, Unique ethnic cuisines, Homemade soaps, candles, & more! Citizens Co-op Courtyard, 435 S Main St, Gainesville. www.citizensco-op.com Confidential HIV & STD Testing - FREE 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month at 5-7pm at the Pride Center, 3131 NW 13th St, Gainesville. Drag Bingo Mondays at 9pm at The Jones B-Side Veranda, 203 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville Farm Stead Saturday Saturdays, 9am-3pm, at Crones’ Cradle Conserve, 6411 NE 217th Pl in Citra, FL. Farm Tours & Organic Produce! 352-5953377 Gainesville Area NOW Meetings Gainesville Area National Organization for Women meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the Pride Center, 3131 NW 13th St. Public Welcome. www.gainesvillenow.org Gainesville Area Women’s Network GAWN is the friendliest networking in town. Supportive women gather for lunch, to network & learn from each other & guest speakers. Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Sweetwater Branch Inn. 352-215-1621, www.gawn.org
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WhatÊs Happening? Gaynesville Queer Reading Group Meets 2nd Wednesday every month at 7pm to discuss a book that relates to queerness, including history, theory, fiction, etc. Civic Media Center, 433 S Main St. 352-373-0010 Interweave A group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender individuals & their allies. Meets at 6:30pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, 4225 NW 34th St. Potluck, presentation, & discussion. "Just Us" Created for professional women 35+ to meet & mingle. Meets the last Saturday of the month at different restaurants, mostly in Volusia County. Join us for fun & food. "No mess, no men, no fuss, it's "Just Us". Contact Dee, firstname.lastname@example.org Lesbian Readings & Potluck We have a good time together! Come and eat good food, bring something you have written and want to share, and/or come and listen to others read. Some womyn come just to the potluck, some just to the readings, and some to both. It's a lovely, connected evening with a small group of womyn as we share our stories and food. Time: 6:30 Potluck; 7:30 - Readings. Place: TBA. Contact: Madeline 352-335-3138. PFLAG Gainesville PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets monthly (3rd Tuesday) at 7pm to realize our goal of moving equality forward. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5th Ave. 352-3403770, www.pflaggainesville.org Kindred Sisters — August 2013
PFLAG Ocala Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6-8pm at the Ocala Public Library (Room B). FMI 352-857-1739. “Sister Song” - Gainesville Women's Choir All are welcome; no experience needed. Rehearsals every Wednesday at 7pm at Pride Center, 3131 NW 13th St Ste 62. For more info contact Ruth at 352-538-4927. Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County LGBT Democrats & supporters meet monthly on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6pm at the Alachua County Democratic Hdqtrs, 901 NW 8th Ave #A-3. Transgender Gainesville Discussion Group Meets on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 7pm at the Pride Center, 3131 NW 13th St. Trans* Movie Night Join Spectrum and PCCNCF on the 2nd Friday of each month at 7pm at the Pride Center, 3131 NW 13th St. email@example.com What the Animals Tell Me Every Wednesday at 8:30pm Flash Silvermoon hosts a live internet radio show for animal lovers. Listen to the live stream or check the archives later: www.internetvoicesradio.com Youth Discussion Group PCCNCF hosts a weekly “Youth Discussion Group” for GLBT youth between the ages of 14 & 18 years old on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm at the Pride Center, 3131 NW 13th St, Gainesville. FMI call 352-377-8915 Page 17
Nike’s#BeTrueShoeAndClothing CollectionSupportsGayPride Theworld’sforemostnameinsportingapparelisn’tjust dippingitstoeinthewatersofexpressionand acceptance.It’sdivinginheadfirst.Aftersigningthe WNBA’sBrittneyGrinertoacontractthathasher marketandwearmen’sclothingaswellaswomen’s apparel,andmakesherthecompany’sfirstopenlygay athlete,Nikereleasedthesecondeditionofits#BeTrue lineofshoesandsportswear. Thisyear,Nikeexpandedthe#BETRUEtribebymakingtheshoesavailableonline.AndIdomeantribe. Thedesignoftheshoesprominentlyfeaturesthespectrumwrappingaroundtheheeloftheshoewhilea monochromatictribalprintsurroundstherestofthefoot.Thedetailwasn’t thatsurprisingsincetribalprintsareshowingupalotofplaces,anditmakes sensewhenyou’redesigningashoethat’saboutagroupofpeoplewhohave somethingincommon. It’sashiftoffocusfromplacetopeople.Allthewhile,Nikeistakingvery visiblesteps(it’shardtomissthoseshoes)ontoturfwhereitseemsfeware currentlywillingtoventure.Butifthey’renervoussteppinguptotheplate,it isn’tapparent. Theline,whichopenlygayNBAplayerJasonCollinsworetoBoston’sPrideParadeinJune,is“in celebrationofsportasauniversallanguage,”accordingtoNike,andincludesshoes,t-shirts,andflip-flops withrainbowprintsandtheline’s#BeTruename.LiketheoriginallineNikereleasedlastyear,profitswillgo totheLGBTSportsCoalition,anorganizationthatisaimingtoend homophobicdiscriminationinsportsby2016. Themen’sshoesseeninthephotographretailfor$115andoffer “breathablecomfortandabarefoot-likefeel,”accordingtoNike’s officialsite. Sportsleaders,themedia,andadvocacygroupsmetJune12-15forthe secondannualNikeLGBTSportsSummitinPortland,Oregon.The event,foundedbyOutsports’CydZeigler,theNationalCenterfor LesbianRightsSportsProjectDirectorHelenCarrollandLGBTsportspioneerPatGriffin,includedcollege andprofessionalathletes,coaches,athleticadministrators,politicalfigures,LGBTadvocates,journalistsand more. excerptfromwww.livingcivil.com Page 18
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Feminist Film Festival! Gainesville Area National Organization for Women presents a Summer Film Festival.
Aug 12 - The Brandon Teena Story Brandon Teena was a handsome boy who had tremendous success with women because he always seemed to know exactly what they wanted. Perhaps it helped that Brandon Teena was born Teena Brandon, a young woman who desperately wanted to be a man. But Brandon lived in a small Midwestern town, where his sexual identity crisis wasn't tolerated, inciting two so-called friends to brutally murder him and two other innocents. This true story, which was the basis for the feature film Boys Don't Cry, is recounted in this award-winning (Best Documentary at both the Vancouver and Berlin film festivals) documentary.
Films will be shown at 7:00 pm at the Civic Media Center, 433 S Main St. Suggested donation: $5
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AIDS Memorial Quilt at UF The University of Florida is proud to host the AIDS Memorial Quilt during Summer B and the early part of the Fall semester to go along with this year's Common Reading book. The first display was on October 11, 1987, during the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The Quilt covered an area larger than a football field, included 1,920 panels, and drew half a million visitors. It returned to the Mall in October 1988. 8,000 panels were arrayed on the Ellipse, part of the great crossaxis of the National Mall in front of the White House. Sponsors: New Student & Family Programs, Pride Student Union, Intercultural Engagement, Harn Museum of Art, UF J. Wayne Reitz Union
Display Viewing Hours/Locations: Harn Museum of Art will host 5 quilts (40 panels) July 1, 2013 - September 8, 2013 Tuesday-Friday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Check the website for more information http:// harn.ufl.edu/ J. Wayne Reitz Union will host 1 quilt (8 panels) July 1, 2013 - September 15, 2013 Everyday between 7:00 AM - 1:00 AM Check website for more hours at http:// union.ufl.edu/
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If You Like Lesbians and Dragons... and Doesn't Everyone? Hello, out there! I'm Shira Glassman, author of two fantasy novels--the first of which, The Second Mango, is scheduled to be published by Prizm Books on August 21. People have been asking me, "So, what's your book about?" The snap answer I've settled on is: "It's about a gay woman, a straight woman, and a dragon." That seems to get people's attention! (And no, they don't walk into a bar, but they deserve it after the hijinks I put them through.) As a bisexual woman, I created this story to appeal to my own multiple interests; there's significant hetero romantic content in addition to the romantic escapades of the lesbian. The chief relationship of the story, however, is the sisterly friendship that develops between the strong, confident Rivka and the sheltered and vulnerable young Shulamit who hires her for protection. "Perach" is Hebrew for "flower", and the tropical kingdom of Perach that I created for my story is based on my childhood home near the southern tip of Florida (which also means "flower"...sort of.) My characters are Jewish, but the story is fairly secular. Mostly I just wanted to adapt the fantasy context I grew up adoring to reflect my own experiences: same-sex love and the feelings of isolation it can cause when misunderstood, celebrating Jewish holidays, navigating food intolerances in a disbelieving environment, and sadly, losing a parent. For a little more information: http://glbtromance.blogspot.com/2013/06/ifyou-like-lesbians-and-dragons-and.html
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Eleanor, World Peace, and More by Rainbow Williams In 1948, Eleanor Roosevelt helped to form a document called THE DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, which was passed by the UNITED NATIONS, a brand new organization for WORLD PEACE and CO OPERATION of members. Why is it an uphill battle to create PEACE? I was fortunate enough to live in her lifetime and be her fan as a child. In 1957, on our self financed wedding trip we saw her touring the Loire Valley of France, just as we were. We did not intrude, just watched her and a group of younguns (maybe grandchildren?) She was the most respected woman in the world, and little did I dream: a LESBIAN. THAT is still a secret, though more and more biographers are less and less dismissive. Have read 4 biographies recently, and one by Doris Kearns Goodwin has great detail. Early Feminist friends in the Village, 1921, Esther Lape and Elizabeth Read, owned a house where she rented an apartment, and Nancy Cook, Marion Dickerman, were her roommates at Val Kill COTTAGE, on the Hyde Park property belonging to mama Sara, who DID NOT APPROVE the feminist friends, so they had their own COTTAGE, 1925, with linens monogrammed for the three women. That is such a statement! (Married folks do that.) Lorena Hickok WAS considered a lesbian, over her heels in love with Eleanor for years, and living in the White House, a very affectionate place, while keeping their vital political partnership of “husband and wife” alive, without marital intimacy. Lorena finally met another woman and moved away, but her career was trashed by her attachment to Eleanor, and she was really the top female reporter of her time when they met. WHOOOPS! ALL these lesbians were very professional, and Eleanor began to teach at Todhunter, their private school for girls, three days a week, and was good at it. This became a huge self esteem boost. By 1941, the White House time, Eleanor was the highest paid lecturer, had her own newspaper and magazine column (MY DAY) which shaped the nations thinking as well as her Presidential Partner. There were many BRAINS in the White House, mostly the folks living on the second floor, with the wheelchair leader of the pack using each and everyone. Louis Howe had been the campaign manager since 1910, and folks believed he MADE THE PRESIDENT. SHE knew he was going to make her NEXT, after FDR. She found that funny, but that was her self doubt speaking. Whenever she spoke, the whole country listened, and we coulda had a female president by 1950. But Louis died, FDR died just two months before WW2 ended with Truman’s decisive ATOM BOMB. Truman sent the widow Roosevelt to the UN meetings with a bunch of male statesmen. They promptly elected her CHAIR by acclamation, and eventually were able to get a majority approval on what was the FIRST HUMAN RIGHTS statement. YOU CAN READ IT, on our world wide web. The STANDARD has not been met in most PATRIARCHAL countries, but it is a GOOD GOAL TO SHOOT FOR. Go be inspired. Kindred Sisters — August 2013
AstroFlash ARIES - Looks like a wild and fiery month, I like it. All that Leo fire and I am always hot, should be a fun month. Can't wait for Venus to get out of Virgo not my fave at all so fussy. I like spontaneity and let's face it, I have little patience for anything that gets in my way. I must say that I am not long on tact and can be accused of rolling over the feelings of more sensitive folk but I don't mean it. I wish people wouldn't take it all so personally. I will try harder because I really want people to like me but I can't run around in a straightjacket either. I just want to bask in the glory of the sun and never mind people, they just want to change me and make me act the way that they want. I just gotta be me. Whoa sounds like Uranus in my sign is shaking my tree. TAURUS - I am relearning a hard lesson. If you do what you have always done then you get what you always got! A hard lesson to relearn. You know we Taurians just love change, not, and we can stubbornly hold onto anything for dear life but with old Saturn sitting across the table I really get it. Cut the crap or else! Quite simple just do it, no yes buts, end of story. We strong and stubborn ones sometimes need to visit the lead pipe school of spiritual discovery and this one even has the sign for Taurus on the front door.
LEO - Well here I am live and in color and ready to fire everything up. I am filled with such energy almost feels like I could explode but hey it's all good. My creative juices are flowing and I am kind of a fire that needs a place to burn. I am enjoying feeling the bursting open of my heart, so open and ready for love. Hard to even settle on one person in particular. This New Moon on the 6th has lit me up like a Solstice Tree and I am feeling radiant, it's good to be me. I am really not narcissistic, and I don't often crow about myself like this but I am feeling an inner freedom to express myself. VIRGO - Venus has been in my sign for awhile so I have been finding little ways to improve my wardrobe and anything that needs improving including my mate. I know I can be a bit picky too and am trying not to do that because I really want to enjoy Venus' last energies while She glides through my sign. Typically I donâ€™t think of myself as needing a makeover but the weirdest thoughts can fly through your head at times like this. The main thing is I want to be surrounded by beauty and you need discriminating taste to create that atmosphere but sometimes in the interest of peace and another kind of beauty, one must shut the dissecting mouth.
LIBRA - Yes, Venus has moved into my sign by the 17th and I do revel at the very thought. Venus in her own sign might not only be good for me but might have some earth changing effects as well. It seems like the world as I see it has gotten more and more unfair, less egalitarian and I have such a sensitivity to that. I may sit on the fence about some things because I rather not offend but when it is a matter where one group or one person is CANCER - If the waters weren't choppy, I wouldn't know that I grossly over powered was home. Serenity is my wish and I do find it for precious by a large and powerful moments but with all the cardinal planetary configurations that one, I must stand up have been surrounding me for the past 2 years I luxuriate and savor those moments when they come. Getting in the water saves and do what I can to change it. I know you me, lifts the weight of the world off my shoulders and i suggest don't always see me like this but when pushed too hard even I can we all use it liberally. Now it's not like I want to place those big come out swinging. But let's speak of more beautiful pursuits, I bags of suffering on my back as if they were mine to solve but will be looking for love and beauty to blossom in my life so don't somehow with my heightened sensitivity I just feel it all. I have disappoint. I don't mind writing about it or seeing it in the movies gained better boundaries but it is constant work to maintain. but how about giving me one of those 7 day kisses I have only Thought I had it down but as I shift, the lessons shift with me. Evolution is grand but not always as gentle as my Cancerian heart heard about. would like.
GEMINI - I guess the party's over for me till the Full Moon. Can't really complain too much, which doesn't mean that I won't but wow life was so grand while Jupiter was in my sign and a bunch of other planets too. I can get addicted to that flurry of activity and can get so easily swept up with social outings and connections. Perhaps trying to digest all the changes over the last 3 months might be a good idea. I was so busy being that I doubt that I integrated those shifts. This feels like a new voice for me, more quiet and serious. Hmm...guess we will see which side of the Gemini show's up!
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SCORPIO - Yeah a 7 day kiss just might do it for me. I know I can't keep complaining about grumpy Saturn in my sign but I can just feel so thwarted at times. There I go that out. Now I can say that I find the whole revolutionary Plutonic upheavals so fascinating. I mean really thrilling to see the whole world practically trying to get to the deep and dirty places where fascism lives and pull it out by the root. Yes, that's what real change looks like. Hell when the pope gives gays a pass and brave African women speak out about the abominations endured by the women in their countries, it's transformation time and I am down for all of it.
PISCES - Here I am again always the last sign of the group but that's OK because I get to give the summation. No, I have no desire to become a lawyer. If I would consult anything other than my own clear intuition, it would be my tarot cards, astrological charts, or maybe even a crystal ball. With Neptune in my sign for a very long time my psychic skills have gone through the roof and my over all sensitivity as well. Germs and toxic chemicals only need wink at me from across a room and I am reacting badly. I think Chiron, the asteroid of the "Wounded Healer" also in Pisces might not be helping my sensitivity to chemicals and such either. Yep that could be me, girl in a bubble. Good thing is when things feel good they really feel good. Music and Magic are the SAGITTARIUS - Nothing really new for me to report but I have been doing a pretty good job of rehashing my old love affairs. The sustainers and they awaken me in the best ways. I can transcend good, the bad, and the absolutely uglyâ€Śand kind of embarrassed anything when I am surrounded by either of these soothing to admit that the one consistent individual is me. I do believe that I options. might have a deep wound in this department after all. I mean I am Through my monthly Astroflash, I have endeavored to offer easy going and certainly fun to be with but sometimes you have gender neutral astrology to speak to all sexual preferences and got to peel away the layers and have a good look. This isn't me getting depressed or anything but given that my externals aren't identities. If you know your Rising sign, your personal reading will be more accurate if you read the passage for that sign as well as too challenged my internals have a chance for some face time your Sun sign. with me. Flash Silvermoon, North Florida's Favorite Psychic, Astrologer and CAPRICORN - I know, Pluto is running or trying to run my show Animal Communicator has served the community for 40+ years even though we are having a struggle on the subject. True also with readings that are both accurate and empowering. Call 352that the way out of that struggle is surrender. Surrender is a 475-2432 for your appt today. She really tells it like it is! Flash word that I have become increasingly more aware of be it the generic usage of the word as well as directly in my own life. I have can easily read for you by phone wherever you are and you can typically felt that there is no challenge that I can't rise to but what pay on her website at the section called Moonmarket (scroll to I have rarely asked myself in some of these situations is WHY. The products and you are in!). This is a great time for a reading to help guide you through these stormy waters. For deeper nugget of learning that feel I have collected here is that I need to challenge myself when contemplating a new challenge by asking is questions and readings of an Astrological or Psychic nature, feel free to contact Flash by phone or through her website. She can this mine to do? Be as honest as I can and then proceed as help your animal companions as well. directed by my inner voice without further question. AQUARIUS - Wow, two Full Moons for me this year! So interesting See the rest of Flash Silvermoon's how that worked when I am so not Lunar in my ways. I am very Astroflash at www.flashsilvermoon.com compassionate but I tend to view emotions as just so messy and they get in the way. My mind can offer such smooth solutions to all the horrifying problems of the world but thank goodness I don't MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC! have to feel all that. I don't like the way feelings tend to blur the August 16th at 8pm -10:30ish lines when you try to collect your thoughts. Forget the hand FLASH SILVERMOON AND THE BLUES SISTERS - OMIALADORA wringers and give me pure data because I really do in my heart AJAMU, DENISE BURNSED, and PANDORA LIGHTMOON want to help save the planet and feel, there's that F word, I want LIVE AT THE UNIVERSITY CLUB, 18 E UNIVERSITY AVE. to feel that deep union of souls that let's me know that we are Once again the band will Rock the House with a tasteful blend of indeed all in this together. The people do have the power if they Original Tunes and some of your old faves too. Rock, Blues, World, will only recognize it and then pick some good ways to wield it effectively. Boy somebody slipped me the philosophical pill today, I Jazz and Funk. We've been missing all of you so come on out and show some LOVE. You can hear their music here: mean these are not the only things that consume my daily timeline http://flashsilvermoon.com/music/ but these days I certainly find them front and center. Kindred Sisters â€” August 2013
COMMUNITY RESOURCES Civic Media Center (CMC) 433 S Main St, 352-373-0010 CodePink -- Women for Peace firstname.lastname@example.org, 352-468-2101, www.codepinkalert.org Crone’s Cradle Conserve Retreat 352-595-3377, www.cronescradleconserve.com Flash Silvermoon - Wise Woman’s Fest www.flashsilvermoon.com, 352-475-2432 Gainesville Area AIDS Project (GAAP) 352-373-4227 or email@example.com Gainesville Community Alliance (GCA) www.gcaonline.org Gainesville Iguana http://www.afn.org/~iguana/ Gay & Lesbian National Hotline 1-888-843-4564, www.glnh.org Human Rights Council (HRCNCF) 352-372-5192 or firstname.lastname@example.org LGBT Youth Support Group email@example.com National Center for Lesbian Rights www.nclrights.org Peaceful Paths Domestic Violence Hotline 352-377-8255, 1-800-393-7233 www.peacefulpaths.org
Pride Community Center of North Central Florida (PCCNCF) 352-377-8915, 3131 NW 13th St, Gainesville www.gainesvillepride.org Pride Student Union 352-392-1665 #326 or firstname.lastname@example.org Rainbow Families (Gay Parents Group) 352-284-4541, email@example.com Shake Rag Art & Culture Center 882 North State Road 21, Melrose FL 352-475-5551, www.shakeragarts.org St. Augustine MCC Church 904-824-2802, www.FirstCoastMCC.org Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County 352-373-1730, PO Box 223, Gainesville Survivors of Anti-LGBT Victimization (SAV) 352-264-6760, 1-866-252-5439 Trinity Metropolitan Community Church 352-495-3378, www.mccgainesville.org UF Office of LGBT Affairs 352-392-1217, www.lgbt.multicultural.ufl.edu Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 352-377-1669, 4225 NW 34th St, Gainesville Wild Iris Books www.wildirisbooks.com, 352-375-7477
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