Hey folks. Just a quick reminder that Iowa City Pride is already happening. If you'd like to volunteer, check out http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=215090048511947
Volunteer or not, please join us for these events:Thursday (6/16)GLBT Health Night
Emma Goldman Clinic, Iowa City
I.C. Kings: Mustaches & Rainbows Show, 9pm
The Emma Goldman Clinic's annual "Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Health Night" where clients can receive free exams and screenings, including: routine health exams, STI screening, HIV screening, cervical and anal pap smears, Trans lab work, and additional labs by request (e.g., glucose, thyroid, etc.). Appointments start at 3pm. To schedule an appointment, call 319.337.2111 or 800.848.7684. For more information, visit: http://www.emmagoldman.com/
Studio 13, Iowa City
Celebrate Iowa City Pride week with your favorite KINGS with some HOT girlyman / manlygirl / girl-boy / dragtastic action and a faaaaabulous group number.
Iowa City Pride Community Picnic, 5:30-8:30pm
Upper City Park, Iowa City
In the spirit of giving back to our community, we're hosting a picnic for you! Enjoy free food and drinks on us as long a supplies last. Sit back, listen to some tunes, play some games and have fun with Iowa City Pride. Bring your lawn chairs, bring your family, bring your pets, all are welcome!
Iowa City Pride Parade, noon
College Green Park to downtown Iowa City
Iowa City Pride Festival, noon-5pm
Come out and support your community by marching with the Iowa City GLBTA community! Whether you walk, ride, roll or just watch, come out and continue making this the longest running Gay Pride Parade in Iowa.
Downtown Ped Mall, Iowa City
After the parade, bring your family and friends to the shady Ped Mall for delicious food, entertainment and vendors. Come enjoy snow cones, live music, face painting, and an exciting afternoon on the Ped Mall. And don't forget, bring your own lawn chair.
Queer Guerrilla Brunch, 11am-noon
The Wedge, Downtown Iowa City
Iowa City Pride Tube Float, 11am-6pm
Queer Guerrilla Brunch is at The Wedge in downtown Iowa City for June Pride (June 12, 19 and 26). Wear those rainbows and help: Celebrate Community. Create Visibility. Sit Down And Be Counted. Everyone Welcome. Str8 & Curvy Allies, LGBT+, Q&Q, I, et alia. (Bring your fathers and make it a truly gay Father's Day.)
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Cap off Iowa City Pride Week by floating down the Iowa River for some fun in the sun. Sign-up and pre-pay at the Iowa City Pride Info Booth or at Studio 13 on Saturday (June 18) to reserve a tube. Ask for Jewell, Renee, or Jo. Or contact Renee at 319.415.1511. Cost is $16.05 per person with $5 going directly to Cedar Rapids Pride 2012. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=210498402322639
Oh, and a note about a special event happening in July.
The Struggle for LGBT Rights in Uganda with Rev. Mark Kiyimba
Monday, July 18 - 6:30pm - Iowa City Public Library, Iowa City
Rev. Mark Kiyimba is the founding minister of the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Kampala, Uganda. He has received international attention for his courageous stand against the anti-homosexuality bill that is now before the Ugandan parliament. According to the bill, those perceived as homosexual could be punished by life imprisonment or, in some cases, even death. The Unitarian-Universalist Church of Kampala held conferences in 2009 and 2010 to protest the bill. More than 200 persons attended these conferences, including gay and lesbian Ugandans and their allies, risking possible arrest. The Kampala Unitarian-Universalist Church is one of the few congregations in Uganda that welcomes gay, lesbian, and bisexual and transgender people. The lecture will be followed by discussion. On Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174535979273677