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Vulnerability Becomes Strength When Sleater-Kinney Takes D.C.

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Sleater-Kinney at the 9:30 Club in DC, 2-24-15

Sleater-Kinney at the 9:30 Club in DC, 2-24-15

YouTube can take you from Sleater-Kinney’s early days of playing record stores in the ‘90s to their last concert in Portland in 2006. Audiences for the No Cities to Love Tour have also been posting new Sleater-Kinney videos.

Of course, the quality varies. But the appeal of these videos is their rawness which mirrors the rawness onstage: the catharsis of emotion, the personal and political assertions of self. Recent videos of the No Cities to Love tour also reflect a more orchestrated show, one with an emphasis on stage lighting and design, wardrobe, even stage moves.

Still, there’s also evidence that Tucker, Brownstein, and Weiss defy any style without substance as they electrify with performances of “Entertain” and “Jumpers”.

For complete article, see PopMatters.

Written by andreadulanto

March 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Luiz Rodrigues – The Environmentalist

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Luiz Rodrigues, Executive Director for the Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches (ECOMB)

Luiz Rodrigues, Executive Director for the Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches (ECOMB)

As far as connecting the LGBT community to environmental actions, Rodrigues would like to see more of us “taking the lead and showing the world that we are all concerned about our planet.”

For complete article, see South Florida Gay News.

Luigi Ferrer – The HIV/AIDS and Bisexual Rights Activist

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Luigi Ferrer

Luigi Ferrer, Program Director and Director of HIV Services at Pridelines Youth Services

“[A]s we support today’s youth, we are also mentoring and training the next generation of LGBT leaders, activists, and organizers.”

– HIV/ AIDS and bisexual rights activist Luigi Ferrer

For complete article, see South Florida Gay News.

Shock Pop Comic Con Features Icons from Cult Classics & Horror Films

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“It was my hope to not only create this huge convention with a broad spectrum of pop culture and comic guests but also to break down barriers within the fan community, and establish a safe haven for everyone to enjoy pop culture.”

– Shock Pop organizer Mark Heller

For complete article, see South Florida Gay News.

Survivors Helping Survivors: Support for LBT Women Diagnosed with Cancer

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Rainbow Survivor Network Fundraiser, June 2014

Nan Van Den Bergh is the founder of ARROW and a professor at Florida International University’s School of Social Work. Also a breast cancer survivor and lesbian, Van Den Bergh states that the Rainbow Survivor Network provides a way for LBT women to speak “with someone who not only ‘has been there…’ but who would be ‘safe’ in terms of acceptance.”

ARROW trains current LBT cancer survivors to be mentors (or Rainbow Buddies) who are aware of confidentiality, handling risks, active listening, and boundaries.

For complete article, see South Florida Gay News.

SFGN Best of 2014: Palm Beach County

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Compass Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Palm Beach County

Compass Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Palm Beach County

Best non-profit
Compass Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Palm Beach County

“More than twenty-six years ago, a small group of dedicated volunteers founded Compass in an effort to educate, connect, and serve the LGBT community. The commitment to Compass’ mission, not only by the staff and Board of Trustees, but by our volunteers, motivates Compass to better serve our community, year after year.”

– Ryanmarie Rice, Chief of Staff, Compass

 

Lake Worth Playhouse

Lake Worth Playhouse

Best Live Theater
Lake Worth Playhouse

“Our theater aims to have something for everyone. Our goal is to provide a sense of belonging and to be a place where ‘the community comes to play,’ ” says Nicole Laing, Director of Marketing, PR & Advertising.

 

For complete profiles, see South Florida Gay News.

Luscious Purr plays Dublin Roasters in Frederick

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From the energetic folk rock of “Bare Bones” to a rhythmic elegy for Amy Winehouse in “Never Sing Again”Luscious Purr to the pop-punk bawdy humor of “Hillary,” Luscious Purr explores eclectic styles.

For complete article, see The Frederick News Post.

Written by andreadulanto

March 6, 2015 at 3:22 pm

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