Dear (sweltering) Community, A big thanks to everyone who came out and participated, in many different ways, in Corridor Pride last weekend. The weather wasMessage 1 of 1 , Jun 25, 2009View Source
Dear (sweltering) Community,
A big thanks to everyone who came out and participated, in many different ways, in Corridor Pride last weekend. The weather was beautiful and we hope everyone had a great time. There are many cool photos of the events on Facebook, so check them out at the Iowa City Pride page. There will be a wrap-up party the second Sunday in July for all our amazing volunteers! Contact Bridget for more information.
June is not over yet and there are yet more chances to show your pride in the area. The Quad Cities is kicking off their second annual Pride Festival this next weekend. So head to the Mississippi for more even more Pride fun!
EMMA GOLDMAN CLINIC GLBTQ NIGHT
Thursday, June 25, 2009 3 6 p.m.
Emma Goldman Clinic 227 N. Dubuque St., Iowa City
As a part of Pride Month Activities, the Emma Goldman Clinic is sponsoring the GLBTQ Health Care Night. Free health screening for lgbt people THIS AFTERNOON. To make an appointment for a FREE exams, call 1-800-848-7684 or 319-337-2111
MOMENUM GAME NIGHT
Thu, June 25, 7 - 9 p.m.
Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St, Iowa City
Join the guys at MOMENTUM, a social group for gay and bisexual men in the Iowa City area, for their monthly game night. MoMENtum provides information and monthly programming. July programming is available online! http://www.momentum-ia.org/ calendar/2009/7%20July%2009. htm
MoMENtum is a program of Johnson County Public Health. www.momentum-ia.org/
HIV Outreach Worker
Johnson County Public Health
855 S. Dubuque St.
Friday and Saturday, June 26, 27 7:30 p.m.
at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 10 S. Gilbert St.
Dreamwell Theatre continues its "Season of Inciting Theatre" with their production of The Drag by Mae West. The Drag tells the story of Rolly Kingsbury's failing marriage to Clair and unfolds with the secrets of his past affair with David Caldwall, growing lust for Allen Grayson and affiliation with the very "out" drag community. The show culminates to a drag ball where almost anything can happen - and just might (depending on who auditions). The play is set in 1927 and challenges the mindset about homosexuality of the day. West gave her gay characters their own voice in the development of her comedic play. In The Drag-which opened to an"avalanche of condemnation," as one biographer put it-West argued that homosexuality had no class identification. The Drag was one of the first plays to portray gay men in a sympathetic light. Prior to The Drag, homosexual characters were often objects of "play" and more comedic additions toa cast. Mae West's intention was to give gay characters a "voice" and drew on the exuberance of the drag queens who had become her friends and"sisters." $12 Adults, $10 Seniors, $8 Students. Reserve tickets online or call 319-541-0140.
QUAD CITIES PRIDE FEST
Sat, June 27, 10am - 3pm
LeClaire Park, downtown Davenport, IA
CONNECTIONS FORUM: Gay Marriage: Things toConsider Before Tying the Knot
Tuesday, July 7 7 9 p.m.
hotelVetro 2ndfloor Plaza Rooms
In April, Iowa became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. While many couples have already taken the leap and made their relationships legal others are still contemplating what legal marriage might mean for their relationship. What are the legal pros and cons of marriage for same sex couples? Join area attorney Eddi krug who will share information about various legal aspects of same sex marriage and why you may or may not benefit from getting married. She won't be giving legal advice,of course, but will help shed some light on some of the pros and cons that you might want to take into account as you consider your decision. Eddi krug is an attorney with 27 years experience with an office in North Liberty. She has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts and has an active family law practice. She also was formerly married and conducted pre-marriage planning classes for engaged couples. Co-sponsored by WRAC. For more information contact Laurie Haag, Women's Resource and Action Center, 319.335.1486.
LAURIE HAAG PET PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography and Digital Art Exhibit
Show runs now through July 10
at The Framers' Intent, 353 College St., Iowa City, IA
"My photos and digital art will be on display at Lindsay Park's shop The Framers' Intent starting June 12 through July 10." The Framers' Intent is in a new location, right around the corner from the old one, across from Trinity Episcopal Church, 353 College Street, Iowa City. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 AM-6 PM.
GRADYKES: Women's Singing Circle
Mon, June 29, 7 - 9pm
Women from our community gather on the 5th Mondays for a short ritual followed by singing and chanting. Lyrics and melodies for many circle songs and chants will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own songs to share (preferably with printed lyrics to pass around). Musicians,please feel free to bring drums or other percussion instruments. RSVP to Lori at: lori-eiserman@...
2009 IOWA SCHOOL CLIMATE SURVEY
Iowa Pride Network is asking that all Iowahigh schools students (including those that just graduated this spring) to take this quick, confidential 10 minute survey.
The Iowa School Climate Survey is the only statewide survey to document the experiences of LGBT and straight allied students as well as the levels of racism and sexism in Iowa's high schools. The survey has been conducted every two years since 2005, and was instrumental in passing Iowa's Safe Schools Law. Please help us educate teachers, principals and communities about what it's really like to attend an Iowa high school. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences!
Executive Director, Iowa Pride Network
P.S. If you're not in high school, please forward the survey link to friends that are.
GAY MEN AND PROSTATE CANCER SURVEY
from: Dr. Stacey Hart<canceroutcomes@.... ca>
My colleagues and I are currently conducting a web-based survey of gay men with prostate cancer and their significant others/partners to document the impact of cancer on these men's lives and relationships. Our goal is demonstrate the need for programs that specifically target the gay men's community to provide information about cancer screening and treatment, as well as how to survive and thrive after treatment. Shockingly, there is no published research documenting the impact of prostate cancer on gay men.
This is a study conducted through the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University, in conjunction with Dr. David Latini, at Baylor Medical College in Houston, Texas. This will provide a unique opportunity to compare the experiences of gay men with prostate cancer and their partners in Canada compared to the U.S. Men who are interested in the study will be screened to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements:
- Self-identify as gay or bisexual
- Be diagnosed with prostate cancer within the past4 years
- Be able to read and write English
- Be able to complete the web-based survey
Eligible men will be emailed a link to the survey website.The survey takes about 45 minutes to complete and can be completed at any time.If men who take part in this project have a significant other/partner, he may also be eligible to complete a separate web-based survey about his experience as a partner of a man with prostate cancer. All
information is private and confidential. If you have any questions please call my research coordinator, Laura Katz, at 1-866-643-7604,or email us at CancerOutcomes@.... ca.
Please let me know if you might be able to help out!
Stacey Hart, PhD
CIHR New Investigator in Gender and Health
Department of Psychology
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
416-979-5000, ext 4247
Fax (416) 979-5273
Every Sunday, 5-6 p.m., GLBT AA, First Baptist Church at 500N. Clinton St., Iowa City. For more info about Intergroup and Alcoholics Anonymous call the 24-Hour Answering Service at 319-338-9111 or visit the AA-IC website: http://aa-ic.org/.
Every Sunday, 6-8:30 p.m., THE QUIRE: Eastern Iowa's GLBT Chorus Rehearsals, at Zion Lutheran Church, 310 N. Johnson St, Iowa City.Membership is open to all GLBT folks, as well as allies who support the community. There are no auditions; you only need to be willing to attend rehearsals regularly and learn your music. The Quire prepares two full concert seach year in the winter and spring, and occasionally performs shorter programs at events in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area. The Quire is a member of Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA), and has developed a reputation for excellence and variety in its concert programs. For more info, visithttp://www.thequire.org/.
Third Monday of every month, 6 p.m., PFLAG (Parents,Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) of Cedar Rapids Metro Area, 6 p.m.(social time), 6:30 p.m. (meeting time), in the Middle Room of Faith United Methodist Church, 1000 30th St, NE, Cedar Rapids. Call 515-537-3126 for more details. Coffee and refreshments will be served before the meeting, beginning at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome; confidentiality is required. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons,their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society;education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
First Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m., Iowa PFLAG Quad Cities Chapter Meeting, at Eldridge United Methodist Church, 604 S. 2nd St., Eldridge. For more info, call 563-285-4173.
First/Second Monday (alternating) of the month, 7 p.m., Iowa PFLAG North Iowa Chapter Meeting, at First Presbyterian Church, 100 S. Pierce St., Mason City. For more info, call 641-583-2848.
Fourth Monday of the month, 7 p.m., Iowa PFLAG Waukon/Northeast Chapter Meeting, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 309 W.Main St., in the Parish Center, Decorah. For more info, call 563-535-7680.
Fifth Monday in June, August, and November, 7-9 p.m.,WOMEN'S SINGING CIRCLE: Meet at Lori's home for a short ritual followed by singing and chanting. Lori will supply lyrics and melodies for many circle songs and chants, but please feel free to bring your own songs to share(preferably with printed lyrics to pass around). However, singing is not required - you can still be involved and contribute by simply being present in the circle. Musicians, feel free to bring drums or other percussion instruments. To RSVP and get directions, e-mail lori-eiserman@....
Second Tuesday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m., SPIRITUAL SEEKERS, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 320 E. College St, Iowa City. Spiritual Seekers is a group for people of all faiths, or of little faith, who wish to make deeper connections between their sexual identities and the spiritual dimension in their lives. Meetings include discussion of specialized topics,telling of pieces of our faith journeys, and occasional prayer and meditation.(On the 4th Tuesday of each month, the group gathers at a local restaurant for food and fellowship.) For more info, contact Tom Stevenson: tbstevenson@...or 319.354.1784.
Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m., GLRC OF CEDAR RAPIDS BOARD MEETING at 6300 Rockwell Dr, Cedar Rapids. Meetings are open to the general public. For more info, call 319-366-2055 or visit:http://www.crglrc.org/.
Second Tuesday of every month, Iowa PFLAG Ames Chapter Meeting, 7 p.m., at the Youth and Shelter Services Offices, 420 Kellogg Ave.,1st Floor, Ames. For more info, call 515-291-3607.
Every Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m., CONNECTIONS INCLUSIVE BALLROOM at Old Brick 26 E. Market St, Iowa City. An equal opportunity social dance workshop/rehearsal for LGBT people. All skill levels are welcome. American social dance, Latin, a mix of dance from the last 100 years. For more info,contact Mark McCusker at iowadancefest@..., 319-621-8530 or Nora Garda at319-400-4695, or visit http://iowadancefest.blogspot. com/.
Every Tuesday, 8 p.m., OPEN CIRCLE DRUMMING with Rusty Ekland, www.malikan.com, at Ritual Café, on 13th St. between Grand &Locust, downtown Des Moines, 515-288-4872. Drumming is in the world,traditional West African style. Free.
Every Tuesday evening, 7:30-9:30 p.m., ARGENTINE TANGO practice and open dance, at the Iowa City Senior Center, 28 S. Linn St, Iowa City. A donation of $1-2 per person is requested for use of the SeniorCenter. For more info, contact Karen Jackson at 319-447-1445 or e-mail kljedgewood@....
Every Tuesday evening, 7 p.m., OUT (Our United Truth): AGLBT Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3707Eastern Ave., Davenport. For more info, call 563-359-0816.
First Wednesday of every month, CEDAR RAPIDS CHARTER CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION meets. For more info, visit charter-chapter.tripod.com.
First Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., CONNECTIONS' RAINBOW READING GROUP, Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room B, 123 S. Linn St., IowaCity. For more info, contact Todd at: faunides@...
Second Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m., STONEWALL DEMOCRATS, the GLBT Caucus of the Democratic Party, meets at Hamburger Mary's,222 Glenbrook Dr. SE, behind 2nd Wind off of 1st Ave SE in Cedar Rapids. For more info, contact Harvey Ross at linnstonewall@... or call 319-389-0093.
First, third, and fifth Thursdays of each month, 6:30-8:30p.m., EVENINGS FOR SPIRIT at Spirit Hill Retreat, 604 Cedar Valley Road, West Branch. Women gather at Spirit Hill to share our spiritual experiences, visions and longings. The evenings include time for sharing and time for silence.Laughter, tears and singing are often shared as well. No specific spiritual practice is followed. This event is always open to newcomers. For more info,call 319-643-2613, or e-mail spirit-hill@....
Second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. socialtime), Iowa PFLAG Omaha/Council Bluffs Chapter Meeting, at Mead Hall, First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St., Omaha. For more info, call 402-291-6781.
Third Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m., CONNECTIONS GAME NIGHT, at Donnelly's Pub, 110 E. College St., in downtown Iowa City.
Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., Iowa PFLAG Dubuque/Tri-State Chapter Meeting, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 1276 White St., Dubuque. For more info, call 563-582-9388.
Every Friday, 6 p.m., "What the Bleep Do We Know"Happy Hour at Ritual Café, on 13th St. between Grand & Locust, downtown Des Moines, 515-288-4872. Join your Ritual Café friends "down the rabbit hole"and redefine happy hour as we meet weekly to explore science and spirituality.No Cover.
First Friday of the month, GUERRILLA QUEER BAR MEETUP! Tired of the same old bars? Crave the idea of bringing your queer and straight friends together in a fun, new environment? We're descending upon an unsuspecting straight bar and turning it into a gay bar for the night. To join in: join our Facebook group, Google group or Twitter feed. You'll receive an email the morning of each event with the name of a classically hetero bar and the meeting time. Call your friends, have them call their friends, show up at the bar and watch as it becomes the new "it" gay bar for one night only. Visit http://groups.google.com/ group/iowa-city-guerrilla- queer-bar.
Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the each month at 7 p.m., a DRUMMING CIRCLE meets at the Unity Center of Cedar Rapids, 3791 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. For more info, call 319-431-7550.
Every Saturday, noon to 1 p.m., WOMEN FOR PEACE IOWA hosts Weekly Street Corner Vigils for peace, rain or shine. Meet at the corner of1st Ave. and Collins Rd. SE (in front of Granite City Brewery), Cedar Rapids. Show your support for our troops by calling for their return from Iraq. For more info, e-mail khall479@....
Third Saturday of every month, 2-4 p.m., QUEER SCRIBBLE FEST at Old Brick on the corner of Market St. and Dubuque St., Iowa City. Different subjects or motifs highlight each month. All are welcome. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Straight Allies are gathering to scribble,draw, write, talk, or what you will. Bring some music and a snack. It's FREE but tax-deductible donations are welcome. Donations of papers, pencils, books,and other art materials are also appreciated. For more info, call Mark McCusker at 319-621-8530 or e-mail a.c.experiment@....
IOWA WOMEN'S MUSIC LISTSERVE
If you are interested in women's music/cultural events state-wide, subscribe to Lisa's amazing list serve. This is a list of Iowa's live music, arts, social events and culture for, by, featuring, and of interest to women and friends. To submit events or to sign up a friend to receive this list by e-mail, e-mail iowalisa@....