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For the week of January 23, 2013

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In this issue..
OUT and ABOUT in Boulder County
Do-It-Yourself! Raise Your Voice!
Homoquotables
Happy Hour - Jan 30
Red Party - Feb 17
Speaking Out Training - March 2
Civil Union Support
Health Fair - May 4
Community Calendar
Pride House Office Hours & Holiday Closure
Volunteer Opportunities

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Ongoing Events

 

Saturdays (bi-weekly) Knitting Man: A Gay Men's Knitting Group 

 

Sundays: Frontrunners 

 

Mondays: Yoga 

 

Tuesdays: Youth Creative Writing Group  

 

Wednesdays: Boulder Trans & Genderqueer Support Group 

 

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Do-It-Yourself! Raise Your Voice!       


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Hey gang!

 

The BOLD Program is excited to collaborate with Boulder High School for our next DIY Zine-Making project!! 'Zine's are an integral part of LGBTQ resistance and history! Creating a 'Zine is an awesome way to express yourself through art and creative writing, plus they're easy to make and a fun skill to have! Dates: February 16, February 23, March 2, March 9, & March 16. 12-4. This 'Zine will focus on bullying and allyship in Boulder County. This is an opportunity for youth voices to rise in a safe and creative environment and to speak freely about an impactful issue. All LGBTQ and Allied High school aged youth are invited to participate in this radical art project! The project will consist of two teen talking circles, a 'Zine-making presentation by Kelly Shortandqueer of the Denver 'Zine Library, and finally the production and distribution of a youth-created, youth-driven DIY 'Zine. No experience necessary! Wanna participate? Have questions? Contact me at: bmann@outboulder.org

 

In solidarity,

b mann

Youth Coordinator

 

   COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Homoquotables    

dan homoquotables Local Dan McLellan started the greeting card company Homoquotables -- We now have his collection available at Pridehouse to purchase for $3 each. Dan has graciously offered to donate 10% of the proceeds to Out Boulder!



A growing portion of the population known as LGBT has reason to celebrate. Sweeping victories towards full equality in the recent elections has given new hope and inertia to the gay rights movement. homoquotables boulder lgbt Long recognized for their influence in the marketplace, LGBT consumers are coming into their own establishing gay businesses to fill the community's unique needs. Gay owned and operated, Homoquotables is one of many such businesses. A "Hallmark" for the romantic homosexual, their cards fill a unique space in the world of gift-giving, helping us to better celebrate every occasion.

homoquotables lgbt boulder cards "With new printers, expanded design selection, and quicker turnaround, we are excited to be in a great position to help our community celebrate their lives and achievements," says Homoquotables founder and creator Dan McLellan. "It's an exciting time for all of us, and having cards that don't reflect our lives and hearts has been frustrating for my friends and family... until now."

Homoquotables offers romantic gay themed greeting cards that are perfect for weddings, civil unions, anniversaries, and birthdays, or just to say "I love you!" Each card features a black and white photograph of a gay couple. On the inside is a famous quote about love.

 

 Check out all the designs and purchase online HERE!  

 
First Happy Hour of 2013! Come Play with us at Press-Play: Weds, Jan. 30, 5-7 pm     
 
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Join us for a bArcade Happy Hour!  

 

Where: Press-Play 1005 Pearl Street

When: Wednesday, January 30th, 5-7pm

Why: Come drink and play with us! Arcade games, dance floor, cocktails and friendship.

 
More info 

Red Party - Feb. 17       
 
Our annual RED Party is coming up! Join us at The Bitter Bar on Sunday, February 17, 6pm - Midnight. We have reserved the entire bar/restaurant for the event. $15 presale, $80 VIP tables*, $20 at the door. Party is open to all 18 years of age and beyond. Cocktail hour and mixers lounge from 6:00-7:30, red light dance floor from 7:30 to close. 

There will be sweet HaPpY HoUr pricing on appetizers, select drinks and a full cash bar. We will have signature cocktails, a drag-king troupe performance, dance floor, photo-prop station and an awesome DJ (to be announced soon!). We'll be dancing all night long, this is a party you don't want to miss.


*VIP tables $80: Seats up to 6. Sexy booths, private speak-easy entrance, reserved parking spot, extra drink tickets and an appetizer exclusively available for your group.


More info 
  
 
Speaking Out Training - March 2      
 
Speaking Out Training March 2, 2013

Our next Speaking Out training will take place on Saturday March 2, 9am - 1pm at First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce Street. Share your story with kids in Boulder! Please RSVP to Speaking Out Coordinator Ilene Blum.  

 

Speaking Out is an all-volunteer LGBT and Allied educational speakers' bureau. We conduct approximately 60 community speaking engagements annually in local middle school, high school, and college classrooms. Speaking Out also talks with business, organizations and community groups. By utilizing storytelling and personal connections, Speaking Out's mission is to cultivate awareness and understanding of LGBT lives and experiences.

 

 More info and to Request a Speaker 
  
 
Let Your State Legislators Know that You Support Civil Unions!       
 
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Let your legislator know that you believe in taking care of the ones you love--that you support civil unions in Colorado!

 

We have postcards available for you and your friends and family to fill out that we will be sending to the State Capitol. Swing by our office anytime to sign one or pick up a stack to help us collect them. Stop by during our office hours, Tues-Fri, 9am-1pm or let us know and we can leave you one or more in the mailbox outside our door.     

 
Health Fair Applications Available       
 
The LGBT Health Fair: Blossom Out for Health! will take place on Saturday May 4, 10am-2pm at Boulder Center for Conscious Community (BC3), 1637 28th Street, Boulder. The health fair will be offered free to the LGBT and allied community to offer testing, access to LGBT-friendly providers, and health and wellness-related groups and activities.

We'll also have health activities such as Yoga at 11am and Meditation at 1pm. If you are a health or wellness-related group and would like to participate free please fill out our application. If you have questions, please contact  Jen Spolnik, Program and Marketing Manager.

Community Calendar           


Community

That's not all! Check out these other upcoming events in our community, click on the links below and find out more. 

Pridehouse Office Hours  

 
The following are Out Boulderthe Pridehouse's regular office hours. If you need to visit us outside of these hours please contact our Events & Office Manager, Aubree at 

apeckham@outboulder.org for an appointment. The Pridehouse is located at 2132 14th Street. Hope to see you soon!   

 

 Tue-Fri - 9 am - 1 pm  

     Sat, Sun, and Mon - by
     appointment 

 

Some of the events, views and opinions expressed in the eNewsletter are solely those of their authors and/or organizations, and do not necessarily reflect an endorsement by Out Boulder. We encourage you to contact the event sponsor for more information.