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Welcome Letter

Mailing Address: PO Box 100057 Pittsburgh, PA 15233-0057

March 3, 2011

Office Address: 429 1st Ave Ste 1 Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1312

In case you couldn’t tell, we are pretty proud of this newest distinction for Pittsburgh as we have long been thought of as a conservative, blue-collar, manufacturing town. We shout this from the rooftops everywhere we go because it shows that indeed the times they are a-changing!

Email info@pittsburghpride.org Office (412) 246-4451 Fax (412) 482-1854

For many of you, this may be your first visit to Pittsburgh, and we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you’ll find during your stay. No longer is Pittsburgh a city of steel, but rather a center for high-tech innovation that is the perfect backdrop for the attendees of the NERP/ POSE Conference.

Welcome to Pittsburgh……the 5th gayest city in the US, according to Advocate magazine!

Pittsburgh Pride, under the leadership of the Delta Foundation, continues to transform and grow as well. Our attendance and budget numbers have exploded from 3,0000 and $80,000 in 2007 to over 35,000 and $260,000 in 2010. We have rapidly become one of the fastest growing and well-attended events in the City of Pittsburgh, and are looking forward to our most successful Pride ever in 2011 with the announcement of a major, national performing act. We are so happy to host the first ever combined regional conference of Region 5 and 6. We know that time and money can be in short supply, and we think that combining our resources will only help to make this a successful conference for you filled with informative workshops, enlightening speakers, and yes, a little bit of fun! The envelope in your Gift Bag contains tickets that you’ll need to have readily available including the one for the “MARCH ON” movie that you’ll need to bring with you on Thursday night, and the breakfast voucher for the Terrace Room in the lobby for Saturday. There are also coupons from Bruegger’s Bagels (located in the lobby), Dunkin Donuts (located one block down from the hotel), and Qdoba (also located one block away), as well as the three LGBT bars that are on Liberty Avenue. Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to host this conference, and please do not hesitate to contact us if there’s anything you need to make your stay enjoyable. Warmest regards,

Gary Van Horn, Jr. President Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh 412-913-7272 (cell) gary@pittsburghpride.org 

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Christine L. Bryan Director of Marketing & Development Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh 412-378-3622 (cell) cbryan@pittsburghpride.org


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Sexual Harassment InterPride is committed to providing a safe and positive space for the LGBT community and its allies. We want everyone to learn, meet fellow organizers and network, have a little bit of fun and feel good about talking and relaxing with each other. Towards that end, we want to remind everyone of our guiding principles that are essential to maintaining respectful and safe space for each other, especially for our younger colleagues. Sexual harassment creates feelings of uneasiness, humiliation and discomfort. It is an expression of perceived power and superiority by the harasser over another person. Sexual Harassment is any unwanted attention of a sexual nature, such as remarks about appearance or personal life, offensive written or visual actions like graffiti or degrading pictures, physical contact of any kind or sexual demands. InterPride is committed to providing an environment that is safe and comfortable for all participants. If you feel harassed or threatened, please ask to speak with the Conference Director who can be contacted in the registration area.

A Guide to Bisexual /Pansexual /Fluid Etiquette The bisexual identity speaks more to the existence of attraction to people of any gender, rather than merely a statement of past or current relationships and/or sexual activities. Bisexual, pansexual, fluid and folks who choose to remain “unlabeled” are part of the LGBT community and need you as an ally just as much as they remain your strong partner in the fight for equality. Common misconceptions about bisexual/pansexual/fluid communities include: There’s no such thing as bisexuality; it’s just a phase; bisexuality itself reinforces the gender binary; bi people spread sexually transmitted diseases; and bisexuals face less discrimination than gay, lesbian and transgender people. Bisexuality is NOT exclusively a transitional phase between heterosexuality and homosexuality. No single pattern exists among bisexuals. Many people declare their bisexuality to claim their personal history. They don’t want to erase previous loves or parts of themselves to buy acceptance. With that in mind, we offer a few ways to embrace bisexual/ pansexual/fluid communities:

Transgender Etiquette As an association that recognizes and celebrates diversity in relation sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, InterPride strives to create an inclusive environment at professional development events for all attendees.

Use inclusive language, instead of “gay rights” or “gay marriage” use phrases like “equal rights” and “marriage equality”. Question the negativity associated with bisexual stereotypes.

Please review the following points concerning transgender etiquette: Pay attention to a person’s purposeful gender expression. Some consider it polite to ask: “What pronoun do you prefer?” before using pronouns or gendered words for anyone. When you are unsure of a person’s gender identity and you don’t have an opportunity to ask someone what words they prefer, try using that person’s name or gender-neutral phrases like “the person in the red shirt,” instead of “that woman or man.” Offer opportunities for all to share their gender pronoun preference in settings where they are asked to introduce themselves. For example, if you are facilitating a session, roundtable discussion or meeting, where you are already asking participants to introduce themselves by name, position and institution, ask them to also include their gender pronoun preference. Practices such as this provide opportunities for people to share when they feel safe enough to do so and reduce the potential for discomfort should one participant reference another with an inaccurate pronoun. One way of acknowledging transgender people’s needs is to designate restrooms gender neutral. In restrooms, many transgender people face harassment that can lead to anything from deep discomfort to arrest or death. Regardless of what restroom you are in, please let everyone use that space in peace. Each of us can decide for ourselves in which bathroom we belong. A Gender neutral restroom is located in the on the mezzanine level. Please listen to transgender people’s needs and stories when they are volunteered; yet please respect people’s privacy and boundaries and do not ask unnecessary questions. Educate yourself through books, web sites, and transgender workshops. Then please join the many hardworking allies who are working to respond appropriately to trans-phobic situations. Respectful allies, who learn from and with transgender people and then educate others, are important for successful transgender inclusion.



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Check in with someone about what term(s) they prefer – Remember that no one person represents a community; no two people are the same and definitions may vary. Please respect each person’s power and ability to define themselves. Recognize that bisexuality is often invisibilized/delegitimized, so bi/pan/ fluid people usually have to come out over and over. Respect people’s privacy and boundaries. Take a moment before asking questions and look into the assumptions behind them. Recognize that bisexual people often face similar discrimination and obstacles as gays and lesbians with regard to job security, healthcare, marriage, custody, visitation and adoption of children. Recognize the way that specific relationships function is entirely independent of sexual orientation. Be positive about all relationships –monogamous, polyamorous, or anything else. Accept you might never fully understand someone else’s sexuality, and that it’s okay not to. Thank you for respecting all the ways we can love each other!


Thank you to our

Sponsors. NORTHEAST REGIONAL PRIDES

PRIDES OF THE SOUTHEAST

PITTSBURGH MARCH 3-6, 2011

Conference Sponsors:

Gift Bag Sponsors: 941 Saloon/House of Tilden

Dunkin’ Donuts

PNC Bank

Enterprise Car Sales

POZ Magazine

ID Lubricants

Qdoba

Images

Red Bull

Macy’s

Richards Creative Styling Salon

Nium, Inc.

Rivers Casino

Omni William Penn Hotel

Spectrum Talent Agency

OUT Newspaper

There Ultra Lounge

Penn Brewery

UPMC Dignity & Respect Campaign

ACLU of PA Anderson’s Candy Beam Global Spirits & Wine Bocktown Bar and Grill Brant Hickey and Associates Breadworks Bruegger’s Bagels Citizens Bank

Persad Center

Club Pittsburgh

Pitttsburgh AIDS

UPMC PACT (Pittsburgh AIDS Center for Treatment)

Task Force

Visit Pittsburgh

Damon’s Grill & Sports Bar

Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

Vitamin Water

Donny’s Place/Leather Central

Pittsburgh Pirates

Coors Light CUE Magazine

Whirl Magazine

Friday Night Cocktail Sponsors:



Barefoot Wine

Damon’s Grill & Sports Bar

Philly Pretzel Factory

Breadworks

Eat ‘n Park

Silver Star Meats

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Square Café


Hotel Map

Conference Level

Parkview West

Parkview East

Business Center

Guest Elevators

Carnegie 2

Carnegie 1

D C

Guest Elevators

Executive Officies

Vandergrift

Heinz

Foyer

Laughlin A

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Sixth Avenue

Oliver Avenue

Sales, Catering and Convention Services


Conference Schedule Thursday & Friday Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Registration

Conference Center D

6:30 PM

Meet to depart to SouthSide Works (by bus)

7:00 PM

Showing of “MARCH ON!” the movie (ticket in registration packet)

Hotel Lobby SouthSide Works Cinema

Friday, March 4, 2011 8:00 AM – 6:15 PM

Registration

Conference Center D

9:00 PM

Breakfast (on your own)

10:30 AM

Meet to depart to Warhol Museum (10 min walk)

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Tour of Warhol Museum

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch (on your own)

Region 5 Policy & Procedure Discussion

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Lawyering Up: Legal Strategies to Grow and Sustain Your Pride Organization

Social Media 101

Regional Conference Roundtable

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Welcome/Announcements/Speaker

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Activism… A Passionate Life

So you want Mariah Carey at your Pride?

5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Youth Pride Roundtable

President & Executive Director Roundtable

7:00 PM

Meet to depart to the Duquesne Incline (by bus)

8:00 PM – Midnight

Cocktails/hors d’oeurves

Hotel Lobby Warhol Museum Laughlin Phipps Conference Center A Laughlin Frick Phipps Conference Center A Phipps Conference Center A

All sessions in the hotel take place on the Conference Level (CL) with the exception of the Saturday night Gala Dinner. The Gala Dinner takes place on the William Penn Ballroom level (WP).



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Hotel Lobby The Party Palace


C o n f e r e n c e S c h e d u l e S at u r d ay & S u n d ay Saturday, March 5, 2011 8:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet (voucher in registration packet)

Terrace Room – Hotel Lobby

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Welcome/Announcements/Speaker

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Is Your Data Out Of Control?

Greening Your Pride

Branding & Marketing

Conference Center A

Volunteers and how critical they are to a successful Pride

Conference Center B

We All Start Somewhere

10:45 AM – 11:45 PM

Faith and Pride

Affinity Credit Cards and how they can be incorporated into your Pride

Conference Center C

Engaging the Community

Conference Center A

Do we need a US Pride Organizers Association?

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

New & Exciting Trends for High Performing Nonprofit Boards

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Lunch Buffet/Speaker

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

NERP Plenary

Conference Center A

POSE Plenary

Conference Center B

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

That’s not what I said…Managing the media message

Conference Center A

Encouraging Civic Engagement at Pride

Money…Where to find it and how to ask for it

Conference Center B

Ticketing For Your Pride Event

Conference Center C

Making sure the T is not silent in your Pride Celebration

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

So You Want to Host a Regional Conference?

Contract and Liabilities-Board of Directors Insurance

Stonewall 50 Brainstorming Session

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Gala Dinner

Frick Conference Center C Phipps

Oliver Phipps

Oliver Conference Center A Frick

Phipps

Oliver Conference Center B Phipps Oliver William Penn Ballroom

Sunday, March 6, 2011 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Non-Denominational Worship Service

9:00 AM – 10: 00 AM

Finding the Common Ground

Frick

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

ImFromDriftwood.com

Frick

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

NERP Plenary

Conference Center A

POSE Plenary

Phipps

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Announcements/Speaker



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Conference Center A


Welcome

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America’s Most Livable City!

the historic Grant Street Transportation Center which is serviced by Greyhound Bus Lines and, across the street, Amtrak. Pittsburgh is serviced by Greyhound Bus Lines and Amtrak via the Capitol Limited and the Pennsylvanian at Pennsylvania Station (also known as Union Station). MegaBus (megabus.com) also offers lowcost express bus service from New York City and Philadelphia.

Founded in 1758, Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, the 61st largest city in the United States, and anchors the 22nd largest urban area in the nation. The 2009 estimated population of the city was 311,647, while the seven-county metropolitan area was estimated at 2,354,957. Downtown Pittsburgh retains substantial economic influence, ranking at 25th in the nation for jobs within the urban core (and is 6th in job density). The characteristic shape of the city’s downtown is a triangular tract (commonly referred to as the Golden Triangle) and is carved by the joining of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers to form the Ohio River. Consequently, downtown Pittsburgh is very tight and compact. The city features 151 high-rise buildings (the tallest being U.S. Steel Tower at 841ft), 446 bridges (which is why Pittsburgh is often referred to as “The City of Bridges” and actually has three bridges more than Venice, Italy), two inclined railways, and a pre-revolutionary fortification. The Cultural District comprises a 14-block area of downtown along the Allegheny River. It is packed with theaters and arts venues, and is seeing a growing residential segment. Most significantly, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is embarking on Riverpark, a 4-block mixed-use “green” community, featuring 700 residential units and multiple towers between 20–30 stories. The Firstside portion of 

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downtown borders the Monongahela River and the historic Mon Wharf and is home to the distinctive PPG Place Gothic glass skyscraper complex and the Delta Foundation office. This area is also seeing a growing residential sector, as new condo towers are constructed and historic office towers are converted to residential use. It is also home to Point Park University, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Culinary Institute, a Robert Morris University branch campus and Duquesne University. The city can be broken down into the Downtown area and four main areas surrounding it. These four surrounding areas are further subdivided into distinct neighborhoods (in total, Pittsburgh contains 90 neighborhoods). These areas, relative to downtown, are known as the North Side/North Shore, South Side/ South Hills, East End, and West End.

Transportation Pittsburgh is within 500 miles of more than half the U.S. population and less than a 90-minute flight from 50% of North America’s population. It’s under 6 hours by car or train to 9 states, D.C. and Canada. The city is served by Pittsburgh International Airport (IATA: PIT) located about 10 miles/25 minutes west of the city. The Airport has been ranked #1 by Condé Nast Traveler for food, shops, comfort, amenities and ambience. The city has recently spent $42 million on

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Port Authority of Allegheny County, commonly known as the Port Authority, “PAT” or “PAT Transit”, is the region’s mass transit system. The light rail system, called the T, also winds through Downtown Pittsburgh via a subway with three underground stations and one above-ground station at First Avenue. The subway provides rail service to major destination points and business centers within Downtown Pittsburgh. Work is currently underway on a light rail construction project that will extend the T by 1.2 miles under the Allegheny River and over to the North Shore.

Economy While Pittsburgh is still referred to as “The Steel City”, its economy is largely based on healthcare, education, technology, robotics, and financial services. The city has redeveloped abandoned industrial sites with new housing, shopping and offices, such as the Waterfront and the SouthSide Works. While Pittsburgh faced economic troubles in the 1980s as the steel industry waned, modern Pittsburgh is economically strong. The housing market is relatively stable and Pittsburgh added jobs in 2008 even as the national economy entered a significant jobs recession. This story of regeneration was the inspiration for President Barack Obama to personally select Pittsburgh as the host city for the 2009 G-20 Summit. The total annual payroll of the region’s technology industries, when taken in aggregate, exceeds $10.8 billion. In fact, Pittsburgh still maintains its status as a corporate headquarters city, with eight Fortune 500 companies calling the city


SAVE THE DATE

Friday, June 3 Pride Advocacy Rally on the steps of City-County Building

Thursday, June 9 Splash! the always-popular pool party held on Mt. Washington

Friday, June 10 Pub Crawl …we’ll do the driving as you visit over 13 bars around town

Saturday, June 11 Pride in the Street…Pittsburgh’s largest outdoor street party!

Sunday, June 12 Pride Awareness March and PrideFest, a street festival on Liberty Ave.

www.PittsburghPride.org


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America’s Most Livable City! home (which puts Pittsburgh in a tie for the 8th most Fortune 500 headquarters in the nation) including: #123 PNC Financial Services

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population. The five largest White ethnic groups in the City of Pittsburgh are German (19.7%), Irish (15.8%), Italian (11.8%), Polish (8.4%), and English (4.6%), while the metropolitan area is approximately 22% German, 16% Italian, and 12% Irish. Pittsburgh has one of the largest Italian communities in the nation, and also has the nation’s 5th largest Ukrainian community.

(the nation’s 5th largest bank by deposits)

#190 PPG Industries #211 U.S. Steel #233 H.J. Heinz Company #412 Mylan Laboratories #448 WESCO International #449 CONSOL Energy #466 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh is also home to Allegheny Technologies, American Eagle Outfitters, Federated Investors, Kennametal, Atlas America, Bayer USA, General Nutrition Center (GNC), CNX Gas (CXG--a subsidiary of Consol Energy), and the operations center of Alcoa. Pittsburgh and the surrounding region serve as the Northeast U.S. regional headquarters for Nova Chemicals, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, FedEx Ground, Ariba, Rand, and BNY Mellon. Also 84 Lumber, Giant Eagle, Highmark, Rue 21, and GENCO Supply Chain Solutions are major non-public companies with headquarters in the region. Education is a major employer, from primary through magnet schools, specialized professional institutes and highly-ranked universities. The largest employer in the city is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (50,000 employees) and the University of Pittsburgh (10,700 employees). There are 29 colleges and universities in southwestern Pennsylvania and among Pittsburghers 24-34 years old, 42% have graduated from college and more than 17% have also earned higher graduate or professional degrees, placing Pittsburgh among the top cities for educated young people — behind only Washington, D.C., Boston and San Francisco.

D e m o g r a p h i cs The racial makeup of the city is 67.63% White, 27.12% African American, 0.19% Native American, 2.75% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 10

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Pittsburgh’s patchwork of neighborhoods still retains an ethnic character reflecting the city’s immigrant history. These include: German: Troy Hill, Mt. Washington, Larimer, and East Allegheny (Deutschtown) Italian: Brookline, Bloomfield, Morningside, Oakland and Beechview Polish and other Eastern European: South Side, Lawrenceville, and Polish Hill African American: Hill District (inspiration for the TV series Hill Street Blues), Homewood, and Larimer Jewish: Squirrel Hill The median income for a household in the city was $28,588, and the median income for a family was $38,795. The per capita income for the city was $18,816.

Arts & Culture Pittsburgh is quite rich in the arts and culture. The non-profit arts and cultural industry in Allegheny County generates $341 million in economic activity and supports over 10,000 full time equivalent jobs. Among the professional music venues, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs in Heinz Hall, and the Pittsburgh Opera performs in the Benedum Center. Additionally the National Negro Opera Company was founded in Pittsburgh, and was the first all African-American opera company in the United States. Pittsburgh museums include the Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Mattress Factory, and the new, $42 million August Wilson Center for African American Culture, which opened Pittsburgh, PA

in 2009. The city is also served by the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and the National Aviary. The city also has an extensive library system called the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh’s University Library System, which rank 9th largest (public) and 18th largest (academic) in the nation, respectively. Pittsburgh is home to one of several licensed casinos in the state including The Rivers Casino which is located in the North Shore and features over 3,000 slot machines and 86 table games, including a dedicated 24 table poker room.

Sports Pittsburgh’s dedication to sports has a long history and the city is often referred to as the “City of Champions.” The Pirates are nine-time National League Pennant winners and five-time World Series Champions (please hold the jokes on the fact that they have the longest streak of consecutive losing seasons in any sport). The Penguins have won four Eastern Conference championships and three Stanley Cup championships in 1991, 1992, and 2009. They will open their 2009-2010 season at the brand new Consol Energy Center. The Steelers have sold out every home game since 1972 and won four Super Bowls in a six-year span in the 1970s, a fifth Super Bowl in 2006, and a league record sixth Super Bowl in 2009. The Steelers are the only NFL team to play in a Super Bowl in every decade of the Super Bowl’s existence. All of Pittsburgh’s major professional sports teams share the same team colors, the official city colors of black and gold. This tradition of solidarity is unique to the city of Pittsburgh. The black-andgold color scheme has since become widely associated with the city and is immortalized in its famous Terrible Towel.


Friday Schedule Friday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

@ Phipps

Lawyering Up: Legal Strategies to Grow and Sustain Your Pride Organization Presenters: Eric Davis & Daniel Corbett, Elliott & Davis, PC In this Workshop, Attorney Eric Davis will discuss important legal considerations for your organization including the IRS application for tax-exempt status, which is perhaps the most important step in the life of a nonprofit organization. Attorney Daniel Corbett will discuss the trademark registration process and how trademark protection can help boost your organization’s profile and maintain the integrity of its mission. Eric Davis is the current Managing Partner at Elliott & Davis. Eric concentrates in providing corporate, business and tax counseling to privately-held companies, including representing clients in transactions involving equity and debt financing, formation and startup, venture capital, sales, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, and information technology. For years, Eric has helped non-profits gain tax exempt status and deal with issues confronted by non-profit boards. Daniel Corbett is an attorney at Elliott & Davis. Daniel’s practice centers on trademark law, corporate law, non-profit law, and civil litigation. Before joining Elliott & Davis, Daniel interned with Lafkas Patent, LLC in Cincinnati, where he focused on trademark registration practice. He has also worked as a research fellow at a public policy think-tank and in the permissions department of the University of Pittsburgh Press, an academic publishing company.

Friday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

@ Conference Center A

Social Media 101 Presenter: Michael Morrill, Executive Director, Keystone Progress So, you have a Facebook page and a Twitter account. Now what do you do? In this workshop, learn how you can use all of these new social media tools to build your online presence and create a brand for your organization. Michael Morrill is the executive director of Keystone Progress, Pennsylvania’s largest and most effective online progressive action network. Michael has been involved in organizing since childhood, working for numerous unions, civic engagement organizations and political campaigns. He has served as executive director of Pennsylvanians United for Quality Care, Pennsylvania’s Campaign for Choice, Pennsylvania Citizen Action, and Christian Churches of the Tri-County Area. He has written numerous articles and has appeared frequently in national and Pennsylvania media as a spokesperson for working families.

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Friday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

@ Laughlin

Regional Conference Roundtable We will discuss the future of regional conferences….what should they look like, how much should they cost, and should regions poll their resources and hold joint conferences.

Friday 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

@ Frick

Welcome Announcements & Speaker Douglas A. Shields, Councilman, City of Pittsburgh A member of Pittsburgh’s City Council, Doug has represented District 5, the largest district in Pittsburgh, since 2004. He is a city council veteran in his knowledge of issues and procedures and his colleagues, as well as representatives of city-wide organizations, educational institutions, and non-profits, often look to Doug for advice and counsel. During his tenure, Shields has written and/or sponsored significant legislative initiatives, including: adopting new guidelines regarding Police Bureau policies on domestic violence; establishing a citywide domestic partner registry; implementing campaign finance reform; mandating an audit of gender and racial pay equity for all city employees; establishing new consumer protection regulations for non-consensual towing; providing veterans and their families free passes for city pools; crafting and shepherding passage of the city’s prevailing wage law; and creating the only continuing finance stream for the Pittsburgh Promise by including a donation option on all city tax forms. A lifelong resident of the city of Pittsburgh, Doug and his wife, Briget, have two children and have lived in Squirrel Hill for more than 25 years.

Friday 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

@ Phipps

Activism…A Passionate Life Presenter: Zoe Nicholson Using her life as an example, Zoe Nicholson, Equality Activist, takes her audience on a pilgrimage through the evolution of her reaching for liberation. Starting with Catholic Liberation Theology, discovery of American Feminism, coming out which led to LGBT Civil Rights, Zoe had to just label it all EQUALITY. Zoe’s presentation shares her story and insights about the life of an activist as well as addresses the principles of Gandhi, Satyagraha, Civil Disobedience as well as burnout, inspiration, balance and ethics. From civil rights, the ERA and LGBT, Zoe has fasted, marched, organized and rallied for social justice. At 62, Zoe will tell you that she has not peaked yet, but the continuity of her life may be just a steady climb.


Friday Schedule Activist, author and speaker, Zoe Nicholson holds a B.A. in Theology, Quincy University, 1969 and a M.A. in Ethics, USC, 1975. She began her professional life teaching high school for five years. In 1976, she opened and operated The Magic Speller Bookstore, a women’s bookstore in Newport Beach, CA. In 1982, she joined six women in Springfield, Illinois, in a public and political fast for 37 days in support of the Equal Rights Amendment. Her memoir is The Hungry Heart ~ A Women’s Fast for Justice, from Lune Soleil Press. With the close of her independent bookstore, she served for a year as Director of the Orange County Free Clinic. In 1985, she completed the professional computer program at Computer Learning Center and worked in hi tech, software development and recruiting for fifteen years. Since 2001, she is founding partner and manages Eclipse Data Systems and Eclipse Global. She is a member of the ERA Roundtable, a life-long member of NOW and proud member of the Veteran Feminists of America.

Friday 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Marc Katz, Spectrum Talent Agency

Presenters: Young adult members of Persad Center’s Youth Empowerment Project In this enlightening roundtable discussion, you’ll hear from the young adult members of the LGBT community about what it’s like to attend their first Pride event, how to help newly out members navigate their way through Pride, and what we can do to help groom them as future leaders of the community. Persad Center, Inc. founded in 1972, is the nation’s second oldest licensed counseling center specifically created to serve the LGBT community, and HIV+ individuals and the people who love them. Their staff of professionals are trained to respond to the emotional needs of the LGBT community in a caring way that is sensitive, non-judgmental and culturally specific.

Formed in 2003, Spectrum Talent Agency is a full-service global booking agency, providing talent buyer’s top name recording artists for tours, concerts, fairs, festivals, nightclubs, casinos and corporate events. Spectrum represents many of today’s most indemand talent and award-winning musicians. Founder Marc Katz has been involved in launching the careers of numerous Gold and Platinum recording artists such as Kelly Rowland, Róisin Murphy, Darren Hayes (Savage Garden), Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), Bayside Boys (Macarena), Billie Meyers, Blu Cantrel, Boyz II Men, C&C Music Factory, Cyndi Lauper, Deborah Cox, Debbie Gibson, Information Society, Jennifer Holiday, Jody Watley, Kristine W, Lou Bega, RuPaul, Tone Loc, Tony Moran, Vanilla Ice and Laura Bell Bundy, just to name a few. Working alongside a team of select and highly respected professional agents, Spectrum Talent Agency offers hands on, personal attention to every artist and talent buyer. The company prides itself on its strong relationships, solid connections and stellar reputation within the industry, all of which is consistently utilized to deliver the best possible representation for Spectrum talent.

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@ Conference Center A

President & Executive Director Roundtable

Every year Prides across America spend lots of money on entertainment. Learn how to maximize your dollar by hearing the inside scoop on talent buying. Do you know what routing is? Do you know how a perfomer picks where they perform? Learn who is available and at what prices.

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Youth Pride Round Table

@ Conference Center A

So you want Mariah Carey at your Pride?

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Presenter: Gary Van Horn, President, President, Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh This casual, yet moderated discussion, will address issues faced by persons in positions of directing and guiding boards and Pride organizations as presented by the attendees. Gary was elected as the President of the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh in August 2007, and is serving his second two-year term on the Executive Board. Prior to joining the board Gary was one of the original organizers of the Pride in the Street, Splash and the Spark! events. In his professional life, Gary is the Managing Partner of the Van Horn Group, which operates local restaurants and bars as well as some other endeavors. In 2005, Gary acquired Images Bar on Liberty Avenue. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Gary currently lives in Monroeville and has a younger brother Chad who is an attorney in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His mother Debbie can be seen at many of the Delta Foundation events.

Friday 8:00 PM – Midnight

@ The Party Palace

Cocktails/hors d’oeurves at the Party Palace in Pittsburgh The Party Palace is the extraordinary home of Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh’s Board Members Steve Herforth and Peter Karlovich. Designed by Pittsburgh architect Paul Smith, Steven and Peter have graciously opened their home to hundreds of events, fundraisers and parties since it was built in 2033.


Friday Schedule In addition to its breathtaking views of the city, the 10,400-squarefoot-house has four bedrooms, plush modern bathrooms, a workout room with a sauna, and an elegant, all-wood wine room featuring custom wine racks all around and cozy seating at the bar. With its disco ball and state-of-the-art sound system and lighting, the dance floor becomes the focal point at every event. Two adjacent window walls offer a dramatic connection to the outside: a panoramic view of downtown through one and another to the “Outdoor Room,” a courtyard with an infinity pool, hot tub and in-ground fire pits.

We extend our thanks to Steven and Peter for hosting our Welcome Cocktail Reception and for once again, serving as the perfect party hosts!

Keynote Speaker U.S. Representative Patrick Murphy Patrick Murphy represented Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2006 to 2010. During that time, he worked to pass laws benefiting active members of the military as well as veterans and their families and served on the House Committee on Appropriations, House Armed Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He was also the author and chief sponsor of the bill repealing the Defense Department’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy concerning gay service members. The first Iraq war veteran elected to Congress, Patrick trained as an airborne and air assault paratrooper, and after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, volunteered for overseas deployment, serving in Bosnia and in Baghdad during the Iraq War. While in Baghdad as a captain in the Army’s U.S. 82nd Airborne Division, he worked to reconstruct the justice system and was awarded the Bronze Star for Service. Among his honors and awards, Patrick is the 2010 recipient of the Fenn Award by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library’s New Frontier Award Committee. He was also been named to the “Top 100 Irish Americans” list in 2008 by Irish America Magazine and was included in a 2006 list of Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine. He is currently a partner in the national law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP and a member of the firm’s litigation and international practices.

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Tonight’s Entertainment Marsha Monster Mellow Marsha Monster Mellow is celebrating her Super Sweet 16th this year. The international, eccentrically acclaimed, club-queen comedian with a Camp Couture style of her own, can be found on Facebook and You Tube. PRIDE is Power and to quote DeeeLite “I Believe in the Power of Love”.

Martha Wash The Delta Foundation is pleased to welcome back Club Diva Martha Wash for an encore performance on Friday night at the Party Palace. Martha is perhaps best known for her 1982 release of “It’s Raining Men” as a member of The Weather Girls. The song became a worldwide hit that peaked at #2 on the UK singles chart, #1 in Australia, #1 on the Euro Hot 100, #46 on the Billboard Hot 100, #34 on the U.S. R&B chart, and #1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart. To this day it remains as one of the classic songs of the late-disco and Hi-NRG era, and in 2012 she will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its release. When the Weather Girls disbanded, Martha continued to lend her vocals to various dance and house music tracks several of which became massive pop, R&B and dance hits. She sang lead vocals on all three of Black Box’s U.S. top-forty hits, including the top-ten smashes “Everybody Everybody” and “Strike It Up”. She also performed uncredited lead vocals on C+C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991. A fixture at many LGBT events, Martha performed in the opening ceremony of the 2006 “OutGames” in Montreal and in 2008, at the annual Big Gay Day in Brisbane, Australia. She has performed at numerous Human Rights Campaign events throughout the US, at Chicago Gay Pride Street Fest in 2008, Capital Pride in 2009 and the Opening Ceremony of the NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series in Milwaukee. We would like to extend our appreciation to Spectrum Talent Agency for showcasing Martha Wash.


S at u r d ay S c h e d u l e Saturday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

@ Conference Center D

Is Your Data Out Of Control? Presenters: Peter Karlovich & Thomas C. Waters, Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh From the beginning of time, companies, groups and organizations of all sizes and shapes have always struggled with managing their data. From contacts to volunteers and vendors, how do you keep everything organized, updated, in sync, and ready to access at a moment’s notice? The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh will begin the discussion with a demonstration of a home-grown CMS they are currently developing, however this session is designed as a roundtable discussion about the various tools and methods that other organizations use to manage all of this important data. Bring your ideas and questions so that we can have a productive discussion and learn from each other.

Saturday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

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Greening Your Pride Presenter: Kyle Winkler, Program Manager, Zero Waste Pittsburgh Many special event organizers are looking to “green” their events as a part of their organization’s desire to be more sustainable. Collection of recyclables and food waste at your event can be easy to set up, measure and implement through good planning and communication. In this workshop, learn how you can implement waste reduction goals and hear success stories from Pittsburgh Pride 2010 and other events. Founded in 1939, The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) is one of the oldest grassroots environmental non-profit organizations in the Commonwealth. With a mission “to lead and promote individual and collective actions to preserve Pennsylvania’s environmental resources for each generation,” PRC solves environmental problems by working together with business, government, and citizens’ groups. Through its zero waste, litter prevention, watershed and air quality awareness programs, PRC promotes resource conservation and good stewardship of the planet.

Saturday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

@ Conference Center A

Branding & Marketing Presenters: Christine Bryan and Jonathan Fobear, Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh If first impressions make lasting impressions, how can you turn your Pride into a marketing magnet? How do you control what the public perception is of the event that you’re planning? When it comes to citizens, businesses, community organizations and sponsors, what attracts them and what turns them away? 15

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In this workshop, we’ll teach you best practices on how to successfully market and brand your Pride event. We’ll teach you some fresh ideas on how to get the word out to people, and some tried and true methods as well. We will also give you suggestions, as well as warnings, about the kinds of messages your Pride event puts out in the public eye. Christine Bryan has over 20 years of experience in marketing, advertising, public relations and special events. Chris was the Director of Marketing for Bruegger’s Bagels for over 14 years and was responsible for all major marketing initiatives including strategic branding, development of in-store POP, and media planning & placement. She joined the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh as the Director of Marketing & Development in March 2010. A native of Pittsburgh, Chris is the very proud Aunt to 6 nieces and nephews all under 6 years old. Jonathan Fobear has been the Art Director for the Delta Foundation for 3 years. He currently acts as a Senior Designer and branding consultant for several companies and non-profit organizations in the area. Prior to embarking on his solo career, he was hired as an Art Director to help with the successful launch of a national publishing company while getting his Bachelor’s degree. Jonathan is a native of Michigan and has been happy to call Pittsburgh home for the last 13 years.

Saturday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

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Volunteers and how critical they are to a successful Pride Presenter: Bobby Moore, Manager of Operations & Agency Relations, Pittsburgh Cares In this workshop, you’ll get an overview of how cash-strapped charitable organizations can utilize volunteers as a means for organizational capacity building, the economic value of volunteerism, how to assess need and connect with volunteer action centers in your city, and tips for organizing and managing your own volunteer projects and teams. Pittsburgh Cares, an affiliate of the HandsOn Network and Points of Light Institute, strives to offer a flexible approach to volunteering by partnering with more than 500 nonprofit agencies and offering service opportunities to people of all ages. During our most recent fiscal year, Pittsburgh Cares helped more than 19,000 volunteers complete nearly 2,000 projects and log 70,000 volunteer hours. In addition to our general Community Connections program, we have programs dedicated specifically to corporate, collegiate, and youth service.”


S at u r d ay S c h e d u l e Saturday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

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Saturday 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM @ Conference Center C

We All Start Out Somewhere – Small Pride Roundtable

Affinity Credit Cards and how they can be incorporated into your Pride

Presenter: Paul Sanders, President, Pride Alliance Long Island

Presenter: Douglas Davis, Vice President, UMB Bank

This discussion is designed to be an open forum for participants to share ideas, concerns, suggestions and a varied mulitiude of thoughts on their Pride events and how they can gain information from others and share what works and what doesn’t. This roundtable, while geared towards those within “smaller Prides”, welcomes all participants since “larger” Prides were once small Prides and any ideas are good ideas!

An informative presentation and discussion about how all nonprofit organizations can now carry their pride in their pocket, with personalized, customized, LGBT-friendly Visa Card programs that benefit the community, the organization, and the card holder.

Paul Sanders is the President and Founder of Pride Alliance Long Island. He has a long career in volunteering with the LGBT Community and has served on the Board of Long Island Pride Parade and Way Out Media, as well as the Advisory Boards of The Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus and Pride for Youth. He also has volunteered for The Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Community House of Long Island and Heritage of Pride NYC’s Rally. He served InterPride from 2004-2008 as Alternate Regional Director and Regional Director, spent three years as Co-Chair of the InterPride Scholarship Committee, and was Co-Chair of the 2005 and 2010 NERP Conference. Paul also established the LGBT Pride Network at Best Buy in the New York Metro area in 2007 and was honored with a Presidential Proclamation from President George W. Bush for outstanding volunteer service in 2009. He presently lives on Long Island with Shawn, his partner of 10 years, and their 3 “kids”….Daisy, Super Kitty & Velma.

Saturday 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM @ Phipps

Doug brings 20+ years of dot.com experience to his role at UMB CardPartner. He holds an MBA in Marketing from Fordham University.

Saturday 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Conference Center A

Engaging the Community Presenter: Joe Tomlinson, President, PFLAG of Butler County Engaging the larger community, brokering LGBT culture, staying centered on objectives and goals, having a stratgey and a plan - these are some of the ways a LGBT organization can stay focused on their own agenda instead of having to always respond to the opposition’s distractions. This workshop provides an “organic’” way to grow your group. Joe Tomlinson has worked in various capacities in the LGBT and HIV/AIDS community in WA, OR and CA. Most recently he directed the Ryan White Planning Council in Sacramento, CA. A member of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, Joe is a former Lutheran pastor and is partnered with David Brown. They are in their twelfth year together.

Faith and Pride Presenter: Rev. Janet Edwards Ph.D.

Saturday 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM @ Oliver

A recent survey in Pittsburgh revealed that 80% of the LGBT community identifies as spiritual. At the same time, we’re seeing more and more faith groups coming out as fully welcoming of LGBT people. How do we bring together LGBT people of faith and Pride? The goal of this workshop is to explore these possibilities so that you will go home with solid ways to integrate faith into your Pride activities. Rev. Janet Edwards Ph.D. is a Minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and an out bisexual. She is a member of the Taskforce on Ministry with Sexual Minorities of the Pittsburgh Presbytery and participated in the Spirituality Working Group of Voices for a New Tomorrow, an interfaith LGBT group that worked to enhance the spiritual lives of Pittsburgh LGBT people. In 2005, she received extensive local and national publicity for disciplinary charges being brought against her in church court for presiding at the wedding of two women. In 2008, she was acquitted of all charges. She blogs at timetoembrace.com. 16

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Do we need a US Pride Organizers Association? Presenter: Perin Hurewitz, Heritage of Pride In this roundtable, we will discuss whether or not a US Pride Organizers Association (similar to EPOA) should be formed. This association would aim to empower and support local pride organizations in dealing with issues that are specifically US in nature as well as provide an alternate affordable, non-international networking opportunity among InterPride Regions 1 through 6.

Saturday 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Conference Center A

New and Exciting Trends for High Performing Nonprofit Boards!

Presenter: Michael Kumer, Executive Director, Nonprofit Leadership Institute, School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, Duquesne University


S at u r d ay S c h e d u l e According to the Harvard Business Review, effective governance of non-profit organizations is “a rare and unnatural act.” This highly interactive workshop will focus on several exciting trends and emerging attributes of peak-performing boards, with a special focus on the ways in which GREAT boards create the future for their communities. Since assuming the directorship of the NLI in 2000, Michael Kumer has helped community benefit boards successfully achieve excellence in all areas of governance, including strategic planning, board member recruitment, and effective board structures. An exceptional facilitator, he is often called upon to help organizations achieve consensus. Due to his reputation as an enthusiastic, energetic and inspiring speaker, Michael’s presentations are much in demand. These programs have enjoyed a cumulative enrollment of thousands of board members, staff and volunteers representing hundreds of community benefit agencies. He is a frequent guest speaker on the topic of board leadership at local, regional and national conferences.

Saturday 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

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Lunch & Keynote Speaker Matthew Nosanchuk, Senior Counselor in the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice Matthew Nosanchuk joined the Civil Rights Division in July 2009 as Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General. He brings extensive experience as a civil rights attorney from his time in Congress, as well as work in the non-profit and private sectors. Among his primary duties, Matt oversees the Division’s Policy and Strategy Section and the pursuit of key policy priorities, including the implementation of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. He represents the Division in many capacities, including working with the LGBT community and with Congress. He returns to the Justice Department after serving in the Office of Policy Development under Attorney General Janet Reno during the Clinton Administration, where he worked on a range of civil and criminal policy matters, as well as judicial nominations. During the 2008 presidential election campaign, Matt was a leader of the LGBT policy committee on the Obama campaign and worked on the Obama for America campaign staff as State Research Director in Florida and Regional LGBT Outreach Director in South Florida.

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Matt received his undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford, where he was a Truman Scholar and Senior Note Editor of the Stanford Law Review. He clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago for Judge Walter J. Cummings and was a Skadden Fellow at the ACLU of Illinois, where Matt served as staff attorney on the organization’s AIDS and Civil Liberties Project and worked on First Amendment matters.

Saturday 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

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That’s not what I said… Managing the media message Presenters: Deborah Acklin, President & CEO and Michael Bartley, Managing Editor, WQED Multimedia In this workshop, you’ll learn that there is no such thing as “off the record”, how to make sure you speak with one voice, what to do with a reporter calls, and how to be proactive with the media and not reactive. WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh creates, produces and distributes quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within its community and around the world. As the nation’s first community supported public broadcaster, WQED Multimedia has been Southwestern Pennsylvania’s electronic equivalent of the concert hall, the theater, the school-house and the public library, making available drama, ballet, opera, classical music, art, architecture, public affairs information, history and education to virtually every household in the four-state coverage area.

Saturday 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

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Encouraging Civic Engagement at Pride Presenter: Jamie Citron, Director, Democratic National Committee’s LGBT Leadership Council At this workshop, join in the discussion regarding the role of Pride in creating, and maintaining, engaged citizens. We’ll share proven best practices for engaging those new to civic engagement and community service. Join us, and share your thoughts with the DNC regarding an upcoming critical election cycle! Jamie Citron is the Director of the LGBT Leadership Council at the Democratic Committee. In this role he oversees the LGBT programming and community participation within the Democratic Party. Previously, he spent a year serving in the Administration at the Department of Health & Human Services. During the 2008 election cycle he served as Deputy Director of the LGBT Vote for Obama for America. He is originally from northern Illinois and is an alumni of Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.


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Money…where to find it and how to ask for it Presenter: Peggy Domer, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Foundation Center

Grant proposals are an important part of any non-profit organization’s portfolio and should be part of your overall fundraising plan. Although grants can come from a variety of sources (such as a foundation or a government entity), there are several items that need to be in place first. In this workshop, you will learn about grantseeking, specifically what non-profits need to have in place before searching for grants, how the current economic crisis has affected grantmaking, and an explanation of the variety of resources that the Foundation Center has to offer the non-profit community. Established in 1956 and today supported by nearly 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.

Saturday 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

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time Pride attendees of the transgender community. Lyndsey Sickler is a active LGBT advocate who works for Persad Center, the nation’s second oldest licensed counseling center specifically created to serve the LGBT community and to help HIV+ individuals and the people who love them. Since beginning her career as a HIV/AIDS Prevention Specialist and youth program manager, Lyndsey has spent countless hours connecting with all facets of the LGBT community through volunteering with local community based organizations such as the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, the Gay & Lesbian Community Center, and the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh. She also works with several local gender performance groups and has served as the Committee Chair of the Children’s Activity Area at Pittsburgh Pride for the past several years.

Saturday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

@ Conference Center B

So you want to host a Regional Conference? Presenter: Gary Van Horn, President, Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh & Paul Sanders, President, Pride Alliance Long Island While you might have attended conferences in the past, hosting a conference is an entirely different animal. In this workshop, we’ll discuss things like finding the right hotel, negotiating pricing, working your contacts for speakers, determining a budget, and securing sponsors. If your organization is interested in hosting a regional conference, you’ll want to attend this very important session!

Ticketing For Your Pride Event Presenter: Melinda Colaizzi, Business Development Manager, ShowClix Learn the importance of online ticketing for your Pride event with this informative overview from ShowClix ticketing. ShowClix is a full-service ticketing company that provides event organizers, promoters and venue managers with innovative solutions that allow them to sell tickets online, over the telephone and at their box office. Their clients work in performing arts centers, nightclubs, live music venues, non-profit organizations, and colleges and universities across the US.

Saturday 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

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Making sure the T is not silent in your Pride Celebration Presenter: Lyndsey Sickler and representatives from the local transgender community This workshop will include discussions around inclusive language and the gender identity spectrum. It will also include ideas for creating more visibility of transgender folks and transgender specific issues and ways to have meet ups for first 18

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Saturday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Contract and Liabilities-Board of Directors Insurance Presenter: Dori Casswood, Vice President, Casswood Insurance Agency The workshop covers Directors and Officers Liability Insurance specifically…what it is and why it’s important that you have it. If you attend this workshop Dori promises to share with you how this very important insurance policy can help you save your ass….ets. Dori is the lesbian in the Casswood Insurance advertising tag line, “largest gay and lesbian owned insurance agency in the USA”. Casswood Insurance has been associated with InterPride since its founding days in Boston and continues as proud sponsor of the InterPride Insurance Program, one of the longest running member benefits of InterPride membership. A graduate of Connecticut State University, Dori’s insurance career started in 1969 and along the way she managed to get her law degree which comes in handy when she reviews insurance clauses in Pride contracts. As an industry expert in


Sunday Schedule the area of Special Event & Entertainment insurance, Dori is always willing to take the time to give that Pride newbie their first “Insurance 101” lesson. Dori and her partner Caryl live in upstate New York, with their “fur kids” Winne and Riley, (they bark) and Tanner (he purrs).

Saturday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Stonewall 50 Discussion Presenter: Russell Murphy, Heritage of Pride Heritage of Pride is currently working to submit a bid to host World Pride 2019, which also happens to be the 50th anniversary of The Stonewall Riots, the watershed event that created the modern fight for LGBT rights. The bid will be presented at the 2015 InterPride Conference, which is just four short years away! Heritage of Pride will need help from the InterPride Community and our friends from NERP and POSE to help make this event a success. In the workshop, come learn about our Stonewall 50 planning to-date. Bring your open mind, your creative ideas and your honest feedback. This is your opportunity to be a part of what is sure to be the largest LGBT event in history!

Saturday 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

@ William Penn Ballroom

Entertainment by Kristine W The Delta Foundation is pleased to welcome our friend Kristine W back to Pittsburgh for a performance following Saturday night’s dinner. Kristine W— an international dance music icon since the late 90s— currently holds the world’s record (nine) for Most Consecutive #1 Billboard Club Hits and recently tied Mariah Carey for third-most chart toppers on the Dance/ Club Play Songs chart. Kristine W reached the top of the dance charts in 1996 with the now classic anthem “Feel What You Want”, landing at #1 on Billboard’s Dance Chart and holding at the top five in more than ten countries worldwide. In 1997, she released the critically acclaimed album, LAND OF THE LIVING, which catapulted her to the top of the dance music spotlight with two more singles “One More Try” and “Land Of The Living”. In 2000, she released to second album STRONGER, which again put the versatile performer at the top of the Billboard Club Play Charts. The album’s title track “Stronger” and the timeless single “Lovin’ You” both added to Kristine’s vault of number one singles.

Gala Dinner Keynote Speaker Brian Bond Deputy Director for the White House Office of Public Engagement Brian Bond serves as both Deputy Director for the White House Office of Public Engagement overseeing constituency outreach and as the Administration’s point person on LGBT issues. Brian has an extensive background in constituency outreach and coalition bridge-building. Most recently he served as the National Constituency Director for the Obama for America Campaign in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee’s Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council. He also served several years as the Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, an organization committed to training and electing Out LGBT candidates for public office. A former Executive Director of the Missouri Democratic Party, Brian is a Missouri native has a degree in Public Administration from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. He and his partner Derek Orr have been together for 10 years.

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After overcoming her three-year battle with leukemia, Kristine released her third album, FLY AGAIN, in 2004. The album yielded an additional three #1 hits including “Save My Soul”, “The Wonder of It All” and the title track “Fly Again”. Four years later, in 2008, she achieved two more #1’s with “Walk Away” and “The Boss”. In 2009, Kristine released her fourth studio album, THE POWER OF MUSIC which added four more #1’s to her arsenal of hits: “Never”, “Love is the Look”; “Be Alright” and Kristine’s 15th chart topper, “The Power of Music”. Her latest release “Straight Up with a Twist” is an extraordinarily ambitious, four years in the making project (2-CDs, 30 tracks) that marks her highly anticipated contemporary jazz debut. We would like to extend our appreciation to Spectrum Talent Agency for showcasing Kristine W.


Sunday Schedule SUNDAY 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

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Interfaith Service Presenter: Rev. Janet Edwards, Ph.D This interfaith service will wake our bodies and souls so that joy may fuel our day. Body, mind and spirit will be engaged as we give thanks, praise, and supplication together through movement, speaking, singing, listening and engaging one another.

SUNDAY 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

@ Frick

Finding the Common Ground Presenter: Michael Hinson, Director of Programs, The International Federation of Black Prides (IFBP) This workshop will share the history of the black pride movement, its vision and growth over the past 25 years. Through the growth of the movement lens, the workshop will explore critical LGBT related issues that IFBP member organizations are currently focused on that are directly tied to implementing successful LGBT community initiatives across the United States, Canada, England and South Africa. In this way, the workshop will explore opportunities for partnership with other LGBT organizations that have a shared interest in collaboration and building allied relationships that nurture opportunities for community growth and success. As the Director of Programs for the International Federation of Black Prides, Inc., Michael is responsible for program and policy development, implementation and evaluation. He is the Founder and former Executive Director of The COLOURS Organization, Inc., a Philadelphia based non-profit social service organization by and for sexual and gender minority people of color. He is also the Co-Founder of Philadelphia Black Gay Pride, Inc. As an appointee of Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street, Michael was the Liaison to the LGBT Communities and was responsible for LGBT policy and program development for the Administration and all of its Operating Departments. He considers the addition of the “Gender Identity” protection to the City’s Fair Practices Ordinance a major accomplish of his work. A graduate of Community College of Philadelphia’s Legal Studies Program and Peirce College, Michael holds a Master of Public Administration from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Public Administration at Capella University.

SUNDAY 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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ImFromDriftwood.com Presenter: Nathan Manske Nathan Manske, creator of ImFromDriftwood.com, traveled to all 50 states over the course of four months collecting LGBT stories 20

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from the smallest towns and biggest cities across America. In this workshop, you’ll hear about an unlikely ally in small-town Oklahoma, an eerie Grindr encounter at a house in West Virginia, the journey to Sarah Palin’s house in Wasilla, and a whole lot more. With over 170 Video Stories on the Tour, you’ll hear the sometimes funny, sometimes emotional, but always genuine stories that will give you a rare and fascinating glimpse inside the lives of LGBT America today. Nathan Manske is the creator and editor of the gay, truestories website ImFromDriftwood.com. He was named one of The Advocate’s “Forty Under 40” in 2010 for his work on the groundbreaking site. Nathan is indeed from Driftwood, Texas, but has lived in Brooklyn, New York since 2003. Before creating I’m From Driftwood, he worked as a full-time copywriter at various New York ad agencies, allowing him to combine his personal passions with his profession. His Chemistry.com TV commercials raised awareness as well as eyebrows by taking on eHarmony’s discriminatory policies towards gays and lesbians (which have since been changed). He also found a way to actually get paid for being a geek by writing the third X-Men film’s interactive website for 20th Century Fox. Other work has included work for clients Match. com, Lincoln, VitaminWater, Sony, Comcast, Howard Johnson’s, Diet Pepsi, Hertz, and Showtime. Nathan received an Advertising degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

SUNDAY 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

@ Conference Center A

Announcements & Closing Speaker Sean Strub, Founder of POZ Magazine Sean Strub is a long-time LGBT, HIV and social justice activist. He currently serves as the advisory editor at POZ Magazine (which he founded in 1994) and was senior advisor to the Center for HIV Law & Policy’s Positive Justice Project, combating HIV criminalization (www.hivlawandpolicy.org). The first openly HIV+ person to run for a seat in the US Congress, Sean has been arrested or detained multiple times for civil disobedience in New York and Washington, DC, (where he was first arrested protesting Ronald Reagan’s inaction on AIDS, outside the White House, in 1987). In 1991 he was one of seven AIDS activists who put a giant condom over then-US Senator Jesse Helms’ twostory brick colonial home in suburban Washington. Sean has been living with HIV for more than 30 years and serves on the board of directors of the North American chapter of the Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+). A native Iowan, he lives in Milford, Pennsylvania and New York City.


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N o r t h E a s t R e g i o nal P r i d e s ( N ER P ) By Janice Thom and Russell Murphy of Heritage of Pride Even though NERP is made up of Pride organizations in Region 6, it has the proud distinction of being the first region to ever meet; in fact, we met and didn’t have a name the first year or two! The first meeting was held in 1988 at Boston University, and was organized by Janet Kyle of Boston Pride. There were 34 Pride committees in attendance. Community housing was provided which consisted of all of us in a huge apartment sleeping on the floor. In 1989, a meeting was held in New York, organized by George DeBolt and Kenny Norz of Heritage of Pride, and again featured community housing. Meetings were held at the Community Center, where HOP premiered the Stonewall 20 football jerseys. It was at this meeting that George DeBolt decided we ought to have an acronym and came up with NERP. The meeting in 1990 was held again in Boston in their new Community Center. Attendees stayed in a nice B&B nearby and there was a big dinner at a member’s home in a suburb of Boston. The HOP van, driven by Janice Thom, got lost despite having three Boston “experts” on board. Our driver, JT managed to get into an accident with an enormous candy apple red Cadillac, just back from the repair shop and owned by a member of Boston Pride. George DeBolt calmed the car’s owner down with a martini and came out to help JT get the

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bumpers unhooked. They then had lunch at a restaurant where Barney Frank also happened to be dining. DeBolt became very insulted the Barney didn’t know who he was. We met Ronnie from Vermont who taught us about cow tipping and reminded us “city folk” how hard and dangerous organizing in a truly rural area could be! The 1991 conference was held in New Hampshire at Pats Peak Conference Center. The place was very rustic, complete with bunk beds, a communal shower, and composting toilets. HOP got a bit lost as we got near the conference center and quickly discovered that it’s very dark in New Hampshire at night. During the conference, the girls went to the only women’s bar in all of New Hampshire and had to sign in, since it was a private club. Boys went to the only boy’s bar in all of New Hampshire. This was the first time a true conference, complete with workshops led by outside facilitators, was held Other attendees included Boston, Washington, D.C., New Hampshire, and Vermont. Connecticut may have also attended. Burlington, Vermont hosted the conference in 1992. In 1993, New York City stepped in at the last minute when Philadelphia became unable to host. HOP held it in their newly acquired office and Community Center. Leatherella entertained. Washington D.C. hosted the conference in 1994 and for the first time, had attendees from outside NERP region (Indianapolis and Cincinnati). Featured was a night tour of Washington, D.C., including gazing in admiration at the handsome men on


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N o r t h E a s t R e g i o nal P r i d e s ( N ER P ) the Iwo Jima monument. Both Queens and CT put in a bid for 1995 and the decision was made to hold the conference in Connecticut in 1995 at their new Community Center, and Queens in 1996 where the entertainment at dinner was Doug Stevens and the Outband.

1988: Boston, MA

The entire IALGPC board attended the 1997 conference, held in New Jersey. No one could forget the comedian’s performance at the health club! The conference in 1998 was hosted by Diversity of Pride in Philadelphia at William Way Community Center. Discussion of a more formal structure to NERP began at this conference, including a draft of a mission statement. It was also suggested that a fund be created to assist the Regional Directors in their work. A great dinner was held at the Museum of Natural History.

1992: Burlington, VT

Cape Cod Pride pulled out all the stops to put on a great conference in April, 1999. Cape Cod included a suggested donation of $10 on each registration form to start a NERP fund and people responded raising a total of $530. More discussion of structure was held during this conference, including the passing of a resolution to help facilitate communication within the region. We found that Provincetown has a lot to offer during the off-season.

1999: Cape Cod, MA

The NERP conference has been moved around the region to give everyone an equal opportunity to share in the travel costs. It also gives everyone a chance to see the diversity of each region, from large Prides like Heritage of Pride to small Prides like Cape Cod to State-wide Pride’s like Vermont, New Jersey and New Hampshire. Traditionally, NERP has chosen to be less formally structured than other conferences both regionally and internationally.

2005: Long Island, NY (LI Pride)

Most importantly, the NERP Conference is a chance to make connections and friends, learn some new things and teach others, all in order to make everyone’s Pride celebrations even better.

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1989: New York City, NY 1990: Boston, MA 1991: New Hampshire

1993: New York City, NY 1994: Washington, D.C. 1995: Connecticut 1996: Queens, NY 1997: New Jersey 1998: Philadelphia, PA

2000: Washington, D.C. 2001: Rhode Island 2002: New York City, NY 2003: Southern Maine Pride 2004: Bethlehem, PA (Lehigh Valley)

2006: Jersey City, NJ 2007: Cape May, New Jersey 2008: Boston, MA 2009: Philadelphia, PA 2010: Long Island, NY (PALI) 2011: Pittsburgh, PA (combined w/POSE)

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Other notable rankings that Pittsburgh has received over the years include: Pittsburgh has been named to RelocateAmerica’s 100 Top Places to Live. Pittsburgh is rated one of the five best places for members of the so-called “Creative Class”—a segment that fuels cultural and economic vitality—in a study released by Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine.

Pittsburgh was named the 5th gayest city in the January issue of the Advocate magazine, the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the US The London-based Economist Intelligence listed Pittsburgh as the most livable city in the US, narrowly edging out Honolulu.

Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation listed the Pittsburgh region as the 6th best metropolitan area for relocating families. The ranking is based on 50 metropolitan areas with populations of 1.25 million or more.

2010 Pittsburgh was named the most livable city by Forbes and Yahoo!

Pittsburgh has the second-best home improvement professionals, according to ServiceMagic.com. The ranking was based on results of a survey of 66,000 customers who said they would recommend the professional they hired to a friend or relative.

Forbes also named Pittsburgh the 7th best place to raise a family. Huffington Post named Pittsburgh the 2nd Best City for the Newly Graduated. Charity Navigator named Pittsburgh the Most Philanthropic City.

Voters at American Style magazine have named Pittsburgh the Best Arts Destination in the Country among mid-sized cities.

2009 Pittsburgh was named Most Livable City in the US and 29th Most Livable City worldwide by The Economist.

Pittsburgh has been named one of North America’s top three Cities of the Future by Foreign Direct Land Investment magazine, an affiliate of the Financial Times, London.

It was also named Best Sports City by the Sporting News. The 6th Best City for Recycling by Men’s Health.

Pittsburgh ranks among America’s 50 Hottest Cities for business relocation and expansion, according to Expansion Management.

Forbes also ranked Pittsburgh the 7th Safest City in terms of violent crime.

Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History was ranked 6th in the nation in the Travel Channel’s top picks for Best Museums for Dinosaur Sightings. The museum is acknowledged for having “some of the best dinosaur exhibits in the world.”

2008 Forbes.com ranked Pittsburgh 9th Best City for Couples. Frommer’s selected Pittsburgh as one of the top 13 travel destinations.

2007 Pittsburgh was ranked number one in the Places Rated Almanac, after placing third in 1989, fifth in 1993, 14th in 1997 and 12th in 2000.

PNC Park is listed among the Top Ten Best Ballparks in the nation by FOXSports.com. Pittsburgh ranked 7th in the Top City’s for Geeks by Wired magazine. The Pittsburgh area has been rated the No. 1 Place in the Country for Baby Boomers to find love and keep it. The study, conducted by Sperling’s BestPlaces, used Census data on marriage and divorce rates among the 45-65 set.

Forbes magazine named Pittsburgh the 10th cleanest City in the world.

2005 The Economist ranked Pittsburgh and Cleveland the top most livable cities in the United States, and tied for 26th worldwide.

Pittsburgh is among the nation’s 25 Bargain Destinations for travel and tourism, according to Expo Magazine’s annual review of affordable cities. The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

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received the Silver LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in March 2006, making it the largest Silver LEED-certified museum in the country. The Museum also received the 2006 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Award for Architecture. Kennywood Amusement Park has been voted the 2nd best amusement park in the country by readers of Theme Parks Magazine. Pittsburgh has been ranked the 3rd best mid-sized city for art lovers, according to readers of AmericanStyle Magazine. The city was noted for its four Carnegie Museums, as well as its “emerging glass” status. Pittsburgh’s Original Hot Dog Shop in Oakland has “America’s Best French Fries” and “America’s Best Hot Dogs” according to AOL City Guide. Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood received the Urban Pioneer Award, one of three national awards, by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Pittsburgh has been ranked one of the smartest places to live in America by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. Based largely on its affordability, cultural and leisure activities, education options and quality housing, Pittsburgh is the 9th smartest place to set down roots. Airport Revenue News, a leading trade publication for airport retailing, gave Pittsburgh International Airport top honors in three out of five airport categories among mid-sized airports in the magazine’s prestigious annual Best Concessions Poll. The Airport won Best Concession Program, Most Unique Services and Best Overall Concession Program.

Child magazine has ranked the Carnegie Museum of Art number fifth in the nation and one of the ten best art museums for kids.


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P i tt s b u r g h Firsts & Interesting Facts First newspaper west of the Alleghenies (1789) - The Pittsburgh Gazette First Ferris Wheel (1893) World’s First Commercial Radio Station (1920) – KDKA

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the seven ingredient, double-decker sandwich, which was designed to compete with the similar Big Boy. Today you can visit the Big Mac Museum in Uniontown. Invention of the Jeep—The American Bantam Car Company developed the first jeep and became the only car company to meet the Army’s deadline for a specialty vehicle.

First All-Aluminum Building (1953) – Regional Enterprise Tower (formerly the Alcoa Building)

Home of the Underground Railroad—Undoubtedly one of the most significant forms of activism in our nation’s history. Western Pennsylvania was a major thoroughfare for enslaved peoples seeking freedom.

First Polio Vaccine (1954) – Dr. Jonas Salk at the University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the nation’s busiest inland port, providing access to the extensive 9,000 mile U.S. inland waterway system.

First U.S. Public Television Station (1954) – WQED

Filmed on Location in Pittsburgh Hollywood film crews are drawn to Pittsburgh for its endless variety of architecture, neighborhood charm and great local support. More than 50 major films have been shot on location in the area during the past decade, including the Academy Award-winning “The Silence of the Lambs”, “Lorenzo’s Oil”, “Striking Distance” and “Hoffa”. Horror director George A. Romero, a Pittsburgh native, has shot nearly all of his films in and around Pittsburgh, including the majority of his Living Dead series. Showtime’s popular series “Queer as Folk” was also set in Pittsburgh, although actual filming was done in Toronto.

First Ice Capades Show (1940)

First Retractable Dome (1961) – Civic Arena First Mass Transit Busway System (1964) - Port Authority of Allegheny County First Nighttime World Series Game (1971) First Robotics Center (1979) and the only place in the world to offer a Ph.D. in Robotics--Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute First Internet emoticon, the smiley :-) (1982) - Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist Scott Fahlman First Cable Suspension Bridge (1846) —Monongahela Bridge World’s First Certified Green Convention Center—The David L. Lawrence Convention Center was the first in the U.S. First Gateway to the West (1803)—the Lewis & Clark expedition launched near what is today the Mon Wharf and the Liberty Bridge. First Oil Well (1859)—in Titusville, Pa. Pennsylvania was responsible for almost half of the world’s oil production until the 1901 oil boom in Texas. Founded in Pittsburgh—The Scholastic Publishing Company (1920). Today, the company is located in NY and publishes 35 classroom magazines with a circulation of 35 million students. Invention of the Big Mac (1967)—Jim Deligatti invented

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F a m o u s P i t t sburghers Dancers/choregoraphers Martha Graham and Gene Kelly Musicians Stephen Foster, Henry Mancini, Billy Strayhorn, Billy Eckstine and George Benson Artist Andy Warhol Vocalists Lena Horne and Perry Como Pulitzer Prize-winning writers August Wilson and Annie Dillard. Also Gertrude Stein, Michael Chabon, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient David McCullough. Environmentalist and Silent Spring author Rachel Carson Actors / Musicians Michael Keaton, The Vogues, Rusted Root, Christina Aguilera, Bobby Vinton, Jeff Goldblum and Dennis Miller Football superstars Tony Dorsett, Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Dan Marino, Jim Kelly and Gus Frerotte Film director George Romero and makeup effects guru Tom Savini. Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers Neighborhood

Pittsburgh’s Famous Food The Big Mac, the world’s most famous hamburger, was ‘invented’ in 1967 and distributed nationally in 1968. Heinz Ketchup, invented in Pittsburgh by H.J. Heinz. Pierogies, found at restaurants throughout Pittsburgh, reflect Pittsburgh’s Polish heritage. Chipped Ham is one of Pittsburgh’s most famous foods. This spicy lunch meat made its debut in 1933 at Isaly’s, a locally based family chain of dairy stores. The Klondike Bar, another Isaly’s original, is a vanilla ice-cream bar dipped in pure chocolate and packaged in a familiar silver wrapper. They cost a nickel when Sam Isaly invented them in 1929. Wedding Soup, a delectable Italian broth with tiny meatballs and rich egg pastina, is served throughout the city. Fried Zucchini Strips - thin, crispy and savory, are a hometown original and popular as an appetizer. “Pittsburgh Salad” – take any salad and top it with french fries. “Pittsburgh Rare”- steak that is heated to a very high temperature very quickly, so it is charred on the outside but still rare or raw on the inside. Sometimes referred to as “black and blue”. Primanti Bros. Sandwich - A sandwich with the fries and coleslaw added right on top. Invented during the Depression so that day laborers could hold their entire lunch in one hand.

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LGBT B a r s & C l u b s Downtown/Cultural District 941 Saloon

Spin/Bartini

Formerly: Liberty Avenue Saloon 941 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh PA  15222 (412) 281-5222 www.myspace.com/941saloon Monday – Sunday 2PM – 2AM

5744 Ellsworth Ave Pittsburgh PA  15232 (412) 362-1146 www.spinbartini.com Mon-Sun 4PM – 2AM A trendy decor and upscale atmosphere make Spin a great spot for a real night on the town. Grab a drink and mingle with the well-dressed crowd--who knows where it will lead you.

941 Saloon offers a mixed, welcoming crowd and a variety of themed events.

Images Formerly:  Auntie Mames 965 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh PA  15222 (412) 391-9990 www.imagespgh.com Mon – Sun 2PM – 2AM Nice, newly remodeled club with an open and friendly atmosphere. Go-go dancers on Friday and Saturday. Monday and Thursdays are karaoke. Look for the coupon in your conference packet!

There Ultra Lounge 931 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh PA  15222 (412) 642-4435 www.facebook.com/therelounge Mon – Fri 4PM – 2AM Sat – Sun 8PM – 2AM Frequently showing movies or shows, There Ultra Lounge offers a low key spot to kick back and enjoy a drink. Friendly bartenders make this feel like your neighborhood bar even when you’re traveling from afar. Look for the coupon in your conference packet!

Harris Grill 5747 Ellsworth Ave Pittsburgh PA 15232 (412) 362-5273 www.harrisgrill.com Mon – Sat 11:30AM – 2AM Sun 10AM – 3AM Considered by some as the other gay bar on Ellsworth.  Although not gay…very gay friendly.  Great outdoor patio, friendly staff and great bar food.

 

Lawrenceville Blue Moon

5115 Butler St. Pittsburgh PA 15201 (412) 781-1119 www.thenewbluemoon.com Mon-Tues 4PM – 12AM Wed-Sun 12PM – 2AM This friendly and casual tavern offers a full selection of beers and well drinks, plus specialty drinks. They also host special events like barbecues and live entertainers.

 

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146 44th St. Pittsburgh PA  15201 www.cattivo.biz Wed-Sun 4PM – 2AM During the week it’s a low-key spot for locals, but Cattivo on the weekend transforms into a fabulous dance club with great DJs and events.

941 Liberty Ave (2nd Floor) Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Sunday-Thursday: 1 AM to 3 AM Friday/Saturday: 11 PM to 3 AM After the bars close, head to the Tilden…. Pittsburgh’s only after-hours private club. Membership is required for entry. Look for the coupon in your conference packet!

   

Strip District Brewers Hotel/Bar

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5801 Video Lounge & Café Formerly: New York, New York 5801 Ellsworth Ave. Pittsburgh PA  15232 (412) 661-5600 www.5801.us Monday – Saturday 4PM-2AM Sunday – 12:30PM – 2AM 5801 plays new songs and classic videos. Regulars come to viewing parties of popular shows like “American Idol.” Check for drink specials every night of the week. Excellent food and a large outdoor deck for eating and drinking. Street parking only. 26

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3315 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh PA  15201 (412) 681-7991 Mon – Sat 10AM-2AM Sun 11AM – 2AM You can’t get any more casual than this classic bar with inexpensive drinks and a friendly crowd. Draws a larger crowd on Sundays around 5 PM.

Lucky’s / Real Luck Café 1519 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA  15222 (412) 566-8988 Mon-Sat 3PM – 2AM Very casual bar with two floors. On the first floor

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the crowd tends to drink, eat pizza and listen to the jukebox. The crowd upstairs dances to disco or 80’s music, plays Ms. Pac Man or watches go-go boys in the buff.

Club Pittsburgh 1139 Liberty Ave 4th Floor Pittsburgh PA  15222 (412) 471-6790 www.clubpittsburgh.com Open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week A 3-floor, private club for gay men only that is comfortable, clean, safe and friendly. Amenities include private rooms with televisions (cable stations/member video channels), a full exercise facility, lounge for viewing members’ videos, steam room, social areas, dry sauna, whirlpool, lockers and free on-line and wireless high-speed internet. Look for the coupon in your conference packet!

Donny’s Place/Leather Central 1226 Herron Ave. Pittsburgh, PA  15219 (412) 682-9869 Wed – Sun 6PM – 2AM A very casual bar with pool tables and dart boards. Downstairs, a basement bar called Leather Central is well known for guys wearing their leather apparel. Free parking. Look for the coupon in your conference packet!

 

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4740 Baum Boulevard Pittsburgh PA  15213 (412) 621-0111 Mon – Sun 5PM – 2AM www.ptownpgh.com You know you are in Pittsburgh when you can watch a Steelers game and fully naked guys stripping in the same bar. Don’t worry, they don’t overlap.

 

North Side Pittsburgh Eagle/Pegasus

1740 Eckert St. Pittsburgh PA  15212 (412) 766-7222 www.pitteagle.com Fri – Sat 10PM – 2AM Located on the North Side of Pittsburgh about 2 miles from Downtown. Large crowds make their way to this venue on Saturday nights. The first two floors are operated by Pegasus, and the third is home base for the Eagle.


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Other Fun Things The Andy Warhol Museum Opened in 1994, the Andy Warhol Museum is the largest museum in the world dedicated to one artist. Located on the North Shore, the museum’s collection includes over 4,000 Warhol art works in all media - paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and installation; the entire Andy Warhol Video Collection, 228 four minute Screen Tests, and 45 other films by Warhol; and extensive archives, most notably Warhol’s Time Capsules. While dedicated to Andy Warhol, the museum also hosts many exhibits by artists who push the boundaries of art, just as Warhol did.

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Coca-Cola Great Hall at Heinz Field The Coca-Cola Great Hall spans approximately 40,000 square-feet and is located on the east side of Heinz Field on the North Shore. The Great Hall houses a collection of Steelers and Pittsburgh Panthers memorabilia, including a timeline of the Steelers franchise’s major events, the actual lockers of several former Steelers, six large columns that contain artifacts from each championship the Steelers have won, and replica trophies. There are also two display columns that are dedicated to the University of Pittsburgh and contain memorabilia from the Panthers’ teams.

The Rivers Casino Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Rivers Casino is located on the North Shore next to Heinz Field. Rivers Casino has 3,000 slot machines, 86 table games, including a dedicated 24 table poker room, four restaurants and four bars. www. theriverscasino.com. Look for the coupon in your conference packet!

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Heinz History Center & Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the History Center is located in the Strip District and is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania. The six-floor, 275,000square-foot museum and research facility presents the most compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection, all in an interactive environment perfect for visitors

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of every age. The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a museum-within-amuseum located on the History Center‘s second and third floors, celebrates Western Pennsylvania’s unsurpassed sports legacy.

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History & the Carnegie Museum of Art Founded by Andrew Carnegie over 115 years ago, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Carnegie Museum of Art are located in Oakland. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has one of the finest dinosaur collections in the world. Other exhibits include the Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems, the Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians, Polar World: Wyckoff Hall of Arctic Life, the Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt, the Benedum Hall of Geology and the Powdermill Nature Reserve. The Carnegie Museum of Art is the first museum of modern art in the United States. The Hall of Architecture contains the largest collection of plaster casts of architectural masterpieces in America and one of the three largest in the world. The Heinz Architectural Center


Other Fun Things is dedicated to the collection, study, and exhibition of architectural drawings and models. In 2001 the museum acquired the archive of African-American photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, consisting of approximately 80,000 photographic negatives spanning from the 1930s to the 1970s

The University of Pittsburgh’s 42-story Cathedral of Learning is home to the Nationality Rooms, a collection of 27 classrooms depicting and donated by the ethnic groups that helped build the City of Pittsburgh. The Nationality Rooms inspire lectures, seminars, concerts exhibitions and social events which focus on the various heritages and traditions of the nations represented. The rooms are designated as a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation historical landmark and are located on the 1st and 3rd floors of the Cathedral of Learning, itself a national historic landmark on the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus in Oakland.

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The Monongahela Incline, located near the Smithfield Street Bridge, is the oldest continuously operating funicular in the US, and one of two surviving (the other is the nearby Duquesne Incline) from the original 17 passenger-carrying inclines built in Pittsburgh. Its lower station is across the street from the Station Square shopping complex, and is easily accessible from the light rail system at the Station Square station.

Strip District The Strip District is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh located within walking distance of downtown. It was once home to many mills and factories as its location along the Allegheny River made for easy transportation of goods and shipping of raw materials. Today the area has developed into a historic market district with many ethnic food purveyors, some art studios, antique dealers, unique boutiques and other such businesses setting up shop where trains once delivered produce by the ton. The Strip District comes alive primarily on weekends when street vendors are selling their wares, the open-air farmer’s

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markets are in full swing, and party-goers sit outside and enjoy a cool beverage.

South Side The South Side is a popular destination for Pittsburgh residents who seek an entertaining nightlife and is just over the Monongahela River. The neighborhood is home to many bars and night clubs that are popular among the college students and young adults in the area, particularly those located along East Carson Street and in the SouthSide Works.

Station Square Station Square is an indoor and outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment complex that was built at the former Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad station. There are over 20 unique shops, 4 nightclubs, and 14 restaurants. Station Square is an easy walk across the Smithfield Street Bridge or jump on the T Subway system. www.stationsquare.com


Plenary Schedule POSE 2011 Plenary 1

Call to Order

Saturday, March 5, 2011 2:00 - 3:15 PM

Roll Call (verbal)

Alan

Acknowledgement of Visitors

Sherri

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RD & ARD Nominations Goals- 2010 Report

POSE 2012 Conference Presentation & Questions

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Dues and Renewal

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NERP 2011 Plenary 2 Sunday, March 6, 2011 11:15 – 12:30 PM

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 11:15 – 12:30 PM

Welcome From Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh, PA

Hosted by R ochester Pri d e


We hope you enjoyed your visit. Come back in June!

Mailing Address:P e n n s y l v a n i a PO Box 100057 Pittsburgh, PA 15233-0057 Office Address: 429 1st Ave Ste 1 Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1312 Email info@pittsburghpride.org Office (412) 246-4451 Fax (412) 482-1854

Equality Partners of Western PA


2011 InterPride NERP/POSE Regional Conference in Pittsburgh, PA