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Hope to see some of yall there to support the trans* community in Richmond!!
http://www.gofundme.com/hfew8s

From their gofundme page: Richmond TG Prom RICHMOND, VA
The TG Prom is an annual event for anyone who identifies in any way as trans* and for anyone who supports trans* identities. It seeks to continue providing a safe, non-judgemental, and fun space for trans* people and their allies to meet and make friends. It seeks to promote a culture that acknowledges and accepts without hierarchy or judgement all forms of trans* identity. It acknowledges and supports the right of trans* people to determine their own needs and seeks to provide financial assistance as much as possible in meeting those needs without condition. It seeks to provide a space that showcases trans* talent and performers who have far too often been overshadowed or represented by drag performances within the LGBT community. It seeks to promote a visible trans* community so that trans* identities may stop being a source of stigma and shame, so that dangerous stereotypes are shown to be untrue, and to attract more allies and supporters to trans* causes.

we are trying to raise money to secure and throw the TG Prom at the GCCR.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Virginia Anti-Violence Project and Minority Health Consortium condemn the brutal murder of Richmond, VA transgender woman

Agencies urge community solidarity
November 19, 2013,  Richmond VA
For Immediate Release:
 
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project and Minority Health Consortium condemn the murder of Amari Hill, a transgender woman in Richmond, Virginia that occurred on November 9. 
 
Juan Pierce, Executive Director of the Minority Health Consortium stated, “Our community has lost another ‘gem of brilliance’ to senseless violence and backward behavior. We encourage the community to support efforts to end this violence.” Ted Heck, President of the Board of Virginia Anti-Violence Project, stated, “This is a terrible tragedy to lose a loved member of the community in such a violent manner.  We stand in solidarity with the family and the community in the face of this crime.”
 
In response to this attack, Minority Health Consortium (MHC) and the Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) offer support to transgender and other community members and organizations to assist in processing this violence and responding in a constructive manner.  Support to victims and survivors of anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) violence, including those experiencing fear and distress resulting from this and other hate-motivated violence is the mission of VAVP, along with work to prevent all violence against and within LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities.  From Monica Behney, Board member for VAVP, “As members of the LGBTQ community and people of compassion, we must reach out to each other in our grief and outrage at this loss. Moving forward together to educate and advocate to prevent violence may be the best way to remember and honor this beautiful life.”
 

 
The Minority Health Consortium works with the LGBTQ community and all citizens to address the stigma and social determinants of health that impact the communities we serve through providing education, outreach and drop-in center activities that include a safe space to explore and discuss issues that impact minorities and youth. The MHC website can be found at http://www.mhcprevents.org
 
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project works to address and end violence, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia.  VAVP is an organization active since 2006, and currently offers services for survivors of intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, and stalking, including a free and confidential helpline for LGBTQ people in Virginia.  The Helpline number is 866-356-6998.  VAVP also has resources to support training and consultation with agencies, community groups, congregations, and other interested organizations.  The VAVP website can be found at http://www.virginiaavp.org/ 
  
For inquiry, please contact:
 
Ted Heck, VAVP Board President
(804) 726-1056
vavpboardpres@gmail.com
 
Juan Pierce, MHC Executive Director
(804) 641-1555
 juan@mhcprevents.org
 
 
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Southerners On New Ground
Building Connecting and Amplifying LGBTQ Organizing for Liberation
SONG Calls for Support and Power-Building as Key Southern LGBTQ leaders Sit in Jail to Stop Deportations

LIVE COVERAGE:  http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/2013/11/19/atlanta/
 
At this moment 16 Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice and LGBTQ leaders in Georgia (including SONG Founder Suzanne Pharr, Co-Director Caitlin Breedlove, and Board Member/Co-Director of Project South, Stephanie Guilloud) are participating in a non-violent civil disobedience at the U.S. Immigration Court in Atlanta, GA to stop today’s deportations.

These brave leaders have locked arms to demand Obama puts an Immediate End to Deportations and Detentions and the violent policies of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Together they demand #not1more. Immigrant people, people of Color, and LGBTQ often live lives filled with violence, fear, and isolation. We are central to the fabric of our communities and our economy. We deserve so much better.

People being deported at this time in the US are the people who wash our dishes, pick our vegetables and build our houses. We need to honor their work and their lives, not rip them out of their communities.

United in the vision of what is possible for all of us beyond our fear when we are willing to take shared risk, this group has chosen to put their bodies on the line to demand an end to the fear mongering and caging of our family who is undocumented. Over 2.2 million individuals have been deported during Obama’s presidency and thousands languish in detention right now. More than 276,000 undocumented LGBTQ immigrants are living in fear in the US today. Our communities cannot afford to wait. Si se puede!!!

HERE IS HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US

SONG is reaching out to ask for your support. Our movements badly need moments of shared risk to build our integrity across lines of race, class, culture, gender and sexuality. Our communities are sitting in fear, violence and cages. SONG along with one of our closest organizational partners, The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) is partnering with the Not1More campaign to hold a major rally and press event to call on President Obama to end deportations and show that LGBTQ people are deeply a part of the fight for immigrant communities to live free of violence and fear.

WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO HELP?

1. Could you write a Blog or Op/Ed telling your own story about why this is important to you, using our talking points?

2. Would you join our twitter campaign (goal—100 tweets to @MHarrisPerry and @MHPShow) to ask Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC TV host, to have Paulina Helm-Hernandez (SONG Co-Director) on her show to tell their viewers that it is PAST TIME to unite the fight for lives of LGBTQ people with the fight for the lives of immigrants and people of Color and the poor. We are uniting and have been. More people just need to know!!!!

3. Could you share our Memes on Facebook? These can be found at http://www.facebook.com/ignitekindred

4. Want to make a donation to legal fees or bail fund for leaders? Please go to www.notonemoredeportation.com for evolving information about how to give.
If you can help, please let Hermelinda Cortes at SONG know how and share with her (Hermelinda@southernersonnewground.org)

 
     
SONG envisions a sustainable South that embodies the best of its freedom traditions and works towards the transformation of our economic, social, spiritual, and political relationships. We envision a multi-issue southern justice movement that unites us across class, age, race, ability, gender, immigration status, and sexuality; a movement in which LGBTQ people – poor and working class, immigrant, people of color, rural – take our rightful place as leaders shaping our region’s legacy and future. We are committed to restoring a way of being that recognizes our collective humanity and dependence on the Earth.
http://www.southernersonnewground.org
 

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Virginia Pride is September 28th, and we think there should be a queer pride march as part of it, if you have ideas and want to organize to resist assimilation, address issues of intersectionality not addressed by mainstream pride events (immigration, youth, poc, homelessness, addiction, non gender binary, trans rights, etc.) holler at us at The Wingnut Anarchist Collective. we will figure out a meeting in the next few weeks maybe of interested parties. pink bloc wont stop.

9 new queer books, and 2 other new books in the Wingnut Radical Lending Library! Please be in touch if you want to volunteer for Open Hours or donate anarchist, radical, or queer books to us!

The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals by Richard Plant

Adam & Steve: A Novel by Craig Chester

Pulling Taffy- P by Matt Bernstein Sycamore

Horizon of the Heart by Shelley Smith

The Sophie Horowitz Story by Sarah Schulman

18th & Castro by Karin Kallmaker

Women, AIDS, and Activism by ACT UP NY / Women AIDS Book Group

The Women’s Book of Healing: Auras, Chakras, Laying On of Hands, Crystals, … by Diane Stein

Tim and Pete by James Robert Baker

Pleasures by Robbi Sommers

Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? by Gary L. Francione

 

Today is the Transgender day of rememberance- A day to memorialize the many transgender people who suffer and have suffered oppression, violence, and murder because of prejudice that people hold against transgender people.

Here is a link to an anti-assimilation flier produced by the Wingnut.

Not Gay as in Happy, But Queer as in Fuck You!

Not Gay as in Happy, But Queer as in Fuck You!

“Join us for Rainbow Over Richmond: 30 events in 60 days, an eclectic and engaging series of events from late August through October, exploring and celebrating LGBT and LGBT-friendly culture and community.”

But why does everything cost so much money?

…Social tolerance because of commercial viability is inherently exclusive and classist. Acceptance of alternate sexualities and gender identities can not be made a commodity! (more…)