Thursday, September 29, 2016

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The Gay Vegans: Pick An Action, Any Action

By Dan Hanley

Now is not a time to sit on the sidelines. With so much going on in the world, it’s time to act. Many who read this blog are already engaged in some type of activism and action, and I am grateful to be immersed in community with you. For those in our communities who have thought about doing something but aren’t quite there, now is the time to pick an action, any action.

Aleppo.

The Dakota Pipeline.

A crazy election.

Poverty.

Local injustice.

The list is endless. I believe we all have the power to make our world a safer, better place for all. We all have passions and many of us are in a position to make change. Action can be attending a local protest or even creating one of your own. It can be a letter to the editor. It can be an article that explains an issue that is important to you shared on your Facebook page. Things we have done recently include a vegan potluck to introduce delicious vegan food to friends and neighbors who are not vegan as well as using our social media to put a spotlight on what is happening in North Dakota. We also made a donation to a group we love that is doing incredible work in Los Angeles. None of these are big actions, and we think each has made a difference.

One person can make a huge difference.


This post originally appeared on Dan Hanley's website The Gay Vegans. Republished with permission.

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OUT on DVD/VOD: Fire Song

Fire Song Trailer Final from Wolfe Video on Vimeo.

A thoughtful character study, FIRE SONG focuses on a young gay Anishinaabe man who is at a crossroads, forced to choose between the challenges of life on a homophobic First Nation reservation and his close knit family, a secret boyfriend, and the possibilities offered by the outside world.

Written and directed by Adam Garnet Jones, and starring Andrew Martin in a stellar debut film performance, the film features an ensemble cast of Two-Spirited people, newcomers and acting veterans: Mary Galloway, Harley Legarde, Jennifer Podemski, Ma-Nee Chacaby, Brendt Diabo, Alexis Legarde, Derek Miller, Misty White and Donna Chief.

Said filmmaker Jones, "It is important for Aboriginal writers and directors to tell stories that respect the complex social position of Aboriginal people, while also exploring the rich emotional and spiritual lives of our characters. The emotional world of Fire Song is rooted in my own experiences, and it celebrates the incredible resilience of our young people, the strength of our families, and our hope for the future."

Travel: Las Vegas Prepares To Dazzle LGBT Travelers with Lineup of Fabulous Events

This fall and winter, travelers looking for an exciting and colorful array of LGBT events can look no further than the Entertainment Capital of the World. From sporting events to the destination’s annual PRIDE festival, and from conventions to a spectacular must-see New Year’s Eve celebration, Las Vegas remains the premier LGBT travel destination year-round. Summer may be over, Las Vegas remains one of the hottest destinations for nonstop excitement and incredible Only-in-Vegas moments.


World Gay Rodeo Finals returns to Las Vegas Oct. 20-23, celebrating their 30th anniversary. Spectators can enjoy a multitude of events from bull riding and roping to barrel racing and steer decorating as well as the crowning of the International Gay Rodeo Association’s royal court. The annual three-day event will be held at South Point Hotel, Arena & Equestrian Center.

Las Vegas PRIDE takes place Oct. 21-23 with a lineup of events that celebrate the diversity and uniqueness within the Las Vegas LGBT community. Events include the annual PRIDE Night Parade on Oct. 21 in fabulous Downtown Las Vegas. The PRIDE Festival is in a new, larger location at Sunset Park Oct. 22-23, providing additional space for entertainment. The three-day event encourages attendees to celebrate their pride with members of the Las Vegas LGBT community and straight allies and enjoy an exciting weekend of events, entertainment and nightlife. For more event information, visit www.lasvegaspride.org.

LOGO Breaks Records with Highest Rated Thursday in Network History


Fresh off the heels of RuPaul’s landmark Emmy win, the "RuPaul's Drag Race" franchise is continuing to break ground with its current "All Stars" edition soaring to new ratings heights. Last Thursday’s episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” which saw Alyssa Edwards and Tatianna return to the competition notched a series best, up 88% from the current season average, to become the highest rated episode in “All Stars” history.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” returns tonight with an all-new episode that features the queens designing and marketing drag-influenced products. Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis (CNBC’s “The Profit”) co-stars, and comedian Graham Norton guest judges.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Night of the Living Dead…Live! On Stage!

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is the best annual Halloween tradition in Denver. Back for an eighth bloody year, the theme for 2016 is URBAN LEGENDS. Expect the classic story of seven people trapped in a farmhouse, surrounded by flesh-eating ghouls. One has the virus, one has a gun and one has lost her mind. PLUS A lunatic hook man, spiders in a beehive and calls coming from inside the house! Urban legends live on in this exciting new adaptation of the beloved Romero classic that started it all.

Said Director/Adaptor Kris Hipps, “I've been a zombie fan since the first time I saw the original Night of the Living Dead’ as a kid and immediately started thinking about ways to barricade our house in case of a zombie attack.” A unique aspect of the show is that all the action taking place inside the famous farmhouse is on stage, while all the action outside the house is projected onto an overhead screen, utilizing sequences re-created and shot by Paper Cat Films.


NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD will be October 7 through 29, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance/$14 for students, seniors and military. Tickets at the door will be $18 general admission/$15 for students, seniors, military and anyone dressed like a zombie. Tickets are available online at www.BugTheatre.org There will also be an industry night, Thursday, October 27, and tickets will be $10.

Haunted Field of Screams Presents Movie on the Field

The Movie on the Field series, presented by the Haunted Field of Screams, offers free outdoor movies on the field of Colorado’s largest haunted attraction. The public is invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a mix of horror movies and family-friendly flicks throughout October.

Fictionist - Free Spirit

 

On their new EP, Free Spirit, Fictionist has created accessible and honorable art, a creative and truly interesting collection of songs to listen to. Although the title track "Free Spirit" is the high point, a delicious pounding dance track, this 4-song EP delivers a collection of super catchy, intelligent songs.

Gill Foundation Announces Addition of Mary Bonauto to Board

Tim Gill and Scott Miller, co-chairs of the Gill Foundation, today announced the addition of Mary Bonauto to the Gill Foundation board of directors:

Exciting news: Mary Bonauto has agreed to join our board of directors and we are thrilled to have her on the Gill Foundation team.

Mary isn’t just a dear friend, GLAD's Civil Rights Project Director (for the past 27 years!), and a McArthur Genius - she’s one of the smartest minds in this movement.

Her leadership in GLAD's groundbreaking case, Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, made Massachusetts the first state where same-sex couples could legally marry in 2004. As one of the thousands of couples who have said “I do” in Massachusetts, we are forever grateful for her work on that pivotal case.

It’s because of her experience litigating the Goodridge case and countless others that her colleagues asked her to argue Obergefell v. Hodges before the Supreme Court. We all remember how it felt to hear the ruling that extended the freedom to marry to all 50 states.

As our focus has shifted from marriage to equal treatment for all LGBT people, we’ve all seen the organized effort to attempt to halt our progress. We have a lot of work ahead of us, and no one knows that better than Mary. Her wisdom, thoughtfulness, and insight will be critical to overcoming the obstacles that are ahead.

You’ve all heard us quote William Gladstone who said, “Justice delayed is justice denied.” That quote inspires our collective efforts to extend protections to as many LGBT people, as quickly as possible.  We know Mary will help all of us do just that.

Please join us in welcoming her to our team.

Denver Named One of Top 20 Cities for Coffee Lovers

Ahead of National Coffee Day tomorrow, the personal-finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2016's Best Cities for Coffee Lovers.
To determine the best cities for partaking in America’s coffee culture, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared the 100 largest cities across 12 key metrics, ranging from “number of coffee shops, coffee houses and caf├ęs per capita” to “average price of a coffee pack.”
 

  Top 20 Cities for Coffee Lovers    
  1 Portland, OR   11 Oakland, CA
  2 Seattle, WA   12 St. Louis, MO
  3 Minneapolis, MN   13 Tampa, FL
  4 Pittsburgh, PA   14 Atlanta, GA
  5 Orlando, FL   15 Boise, ID
  6 San Francisco, CA   16 Anchorage, AK
  7 New Orleans, LA   17 Denver, CO
  8 Madison, WI   18 Reno, NV
  9 Cincinnati, OH   19 Honolulu, HI
  10 Scottsdale, AZ   20 Miami, FL

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Reversal Of The Muse Podcast: An Exploration of femininity in creativity with Dolly Parton & Emmylou Harris

Laura Marling, the 26­ year-old BRIT­ Award winning singer­-songwriter, has written and produced a new podcast series Reversal of the Muse in which she talks to female (and some male) recording industry professionals. 

The latest episode, the tenth in the series ­released today, features her conversations with musical icons Dolly Parton & Emmylou Harris as they get set to re-release their legendary Trio album with Linda Ronstadt.

Presidential Debate Fails to Address LGBTQ Rights

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took part in a one-on-one debate at Hofstra University last night. The two major political party presidential nominees faced each other for the first time just 42 days before Election Day.

“We are disappointed that neither Presidential candidate spoke about the need for strong federal nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. With an anticipated 100 million viewers watching, this would have also been a great opportunity for the candidates to provide clear remedies on how to advance voting rights, secure reproductive justice, and fix the broken immigration system,” said Rea Carey, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund Executive Director.

“Last night, each candidate discussed their position on how they would address economic disparities, criminal justice reform, gun violence, and racial injustice in America. We hope that voters take a close look at each candidate’s platform and vote their values of full freedom, justice and equality for all.”

Monday, September 26, 2016

Weyes Blood - Do You Need My Love

 
Following her recent Pitchfork “Rising” feature, Weyes Blood has shared a new video for her latest single, “Do You Need My Love." The charming clip follows a mustachioed Natalie Mering on a romp through the woods where she stumbles upon a cabin and a damsel in distress. After a wild night of partying, she has to flee the damsel’s gun-toting husband and hitchhike her way to safety.

Celebration of Banned Books Week 2016: “Unsuited for Age Group”: Queer Youth Survival and the Freedom to Read

“Unsuited for Age Group”:  Queer Youth Survival and the Freedom to Read , a talk by Assistant Professor Zoe Fisher  at noon on Thursday, September 29  in honor of Banned Book Week at the Auraria Library.

Why are books with LGBTQ+ themes and characters targeted by parents and educators for removal from libraries? In 2015, the list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books included titles like I Am Jazz, a picture book based on the real life of a transgender child, Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, Alison Bechdel’s bestselling memoir Fun Home, and the young adult novel Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan. 

In this engaging and interactive talk, Assistant Professor Zoe Fisher will define and contextualize the attempts to censor these titles as an extension of America’s long struggle with internalized homophobia. As a librarian, she will argue that the profession of librarianship promotes queer youth survival by providing access to diverse books. Participants will discuss examples of banned books with queer themes and learn about contemporary controversies related to LGBTQ+ youth literature.