My journey to my trans identity was fraught with self-hatred, doubt, fear, and shame. During that journey, I attended my first Transforming Gender Conference as a male-identified ally of trans* people. It was the first time I had ever thought about my identity critically, and the first time I was exposed to other trans* people in a real way. I saw trans women as murder victims on TV and knew who Chaz Bono was, but beyond that, my trans* knowledge was virtually non-existent.
Mention Out Boulder when buying your tickets at the door on March 7 and you will receive a 10% discount! Queen Christina of Sweden: Follow this ambiguous icon's controversial trail of love, power, and music. While delivering beautiful, rarely-heard music of the baroque period, the concert uses a modern lens to examine a historical figure and raises awareness of the nature of a gender-variant life then and now.
Leslie McCormick presents her second general training of 2015, with two, newly developed levels for this material. Level One is from 10am-noon; Level Two is 1pm-3pm. In the Prairie Rooms at Boulder County Parks and Open Space, 5201 St. Vrain Rd., Longmont. While there is no charge, RSVP two days prior to Leslie McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.441.4518. More info
Fat Tuesday may have come and gone, but we still have a Fabulous Friday to Celebrate! Join Prop Gay for Mardi Gras Redux at License No. 1 - bring out your masks, beads, and anything left over from your debaucherous celebration earlier this month. Come out and get your dance on with some tasty drinks!
PROPGAY MARDI GRAS // LICENSE NO. 1 Friday, February 27 // 10pm – 2am License No 1. // 2115 13th St DJ & Music // You Dancing! No Cover other than a smile
Featuring: 4 films from local youth artists Monologues by Ash Beckham's Tuesday Out Youth class Photography from Thursday's Out Youth class
Our youth have been working hard since September to write, film, edit, and produce their own artistic pieces. Each film deals with a different aspect of the LGBTQ teen experience. The night will also feature performances from the monologue Out Youth group who have been working with Ash Beckham and the journalism group who have been producing journalism content.
The Alexander Foundation provides a scholarship every year for the educational needs of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender students who are residents of Colorado. Eligible students who are attending or are planning to attend accredited Colorado educations institutions, including private and public universities, colleges, graduate programs, community or junior colleges and vocational/technical programs are encouraged to apply.
Proceeds will benefit LGBTQ efforts in East County!
An exciting evening of Broadway show tunes to benefit Out Boulder. After the show there will be wine and refreshments and a fantastic "Romantic Raffle" with prizes for you and that special someone! Go to DateToEndHate.brownpapertickets.com to buy tickets. $20 (or more if you can!) and $25 at the door.
The Longmont LGBTQ Town Hall was a big success as measured by attendance, ideas and energy. Thank you to everyone who shared their vision and suggestions.
Ray Rodriguez and Ann Noonan of the Out Boulder Board of Directors led the brainstorming part of the evening and were prepared to ask leading questions to draw out ideas but that wasn’t needed as thoughts flooded out. The list of needs is long. We can’t do everything all at once so we took a vote selecting the top three needs and will direct our staff time and energy that direction.