Butte AIDS Support Services holds their Third Annual Copper Cotillion to benefit those living with HIV in Southwest Montana. Check out their Facebook event page here.
..is tomorrow at the SUB at 8:30 pm!
And it’s FREE! Click on the link below for the way cool poster.
See you there!
Leaders from two of the nation’s largest gay rights funders will help raise money for students and organizations in Montana at a fundraiser at Corby Skinner’s historic “Castle” on Friday, January 25 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Kris Hermanns, the Executive Director of the Pride Foundation, and Tim Sweeney, CEO and President of the Gill Foundation, will speak about the state of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality movement in Montana and the impact of recent marriage equality wins in the region.
For more information, to RSVP (invite yourself!), go to the Facebook event page here.
My favorite workout DJ has a new set for the new year:
a continuous mix by DJ Scooby
Feel Again (Fred Falke Remix) – OneRepublic
I Found You (Moto Blanco Club Mix) – The Wanted
Catch My Breath (Lenny B Club Mix) – Kelly Clarkson
Try (Cosmic Dawn Club Mix) – P!nk
Don’t You Worry Child (eSQUIRE’s Private Mix) – Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin
Sweet Nothing (eSQUIRE vs. OFFBeat Remix) – Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch
I Need Your Love (eSQUIRE vs. OFFBeat Remix) – Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding
Hot Right Now (Olivier Heldens & Jasper Dietze Remix) – DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora
Scream & Shout (Shahaf Moran Club Mix) – will.i.am feat. Britney Spears
Skyfall (Peter Rauhofer Big Room Anthem) – Adele
Looking Hot (R3hab Remix) – No Doubt
Beneath Your Beautiful (Seamus Haji Remix Extended) – Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande
How Deep Is Your Love (Johnny Mac Extended Mix) – Sean Paul feat. Kelly Rowland
- Soulful House Mix 2012 (omanxl1.wordpress.com)
- Wild Bunch – Final Product #2 [Disco Mix] (pnutbutterjams.com)
- Dzeko & Torres – 2012 in 10 minutes: 40 Biggest EDM Anthems of 2012 (themusicreform.com)
This Western Montana town of 5,000 people better known for its conservative religious and political beliefs than its embrace of gay people will play host to the annual Pacific Northwest Regional PFLAG (Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Conference for three days, September 21 through 23. Pride Foundation is a sponsor of this event, and regional development organizer Caitlin Copple will present during the Saturday breakout sessions.
“We are thrilled to bring PFLAG chapters from all over Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Montana together, as well as other allied groups, in Hamilton for a fun-filled weekend that will inspire them to renew their commitment to advocating for equality and dignity for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community,” said PFLAG’s volunteer regional director and Pride Foundation board member Kathy Reim, who will travel to the conference from Skagit County, Washington.
The conference kicks off Friday, Sept. 21, at the Bitterroot River Inn (http://www.bitterrootriverinn.com/) with Dr. Robert Minor, professor emeritus of religion at University of Kansas, on how to diffuse religious arguments misused to justify discrimination of LGBTQ people. Following his speech, there will be a hospitality room with wine and beer and other entertainment by local talent.
Saturday’s offerings begin at 9 a.m. and include workshops on how to avoid volunteer burnout, how to better engage straight allies in the movement, as well as a panel on transgender experiences and how to have a more fulfilling relationship geared toward LGBTQ couples. Lesbian icon, singer-songwriter Cris Williamson will perform a benefit concert for the Bitterroot PFLAG chapter at the Victor Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.
Conference sessions continue Sunday morning exploring how to build more successful boards of directors and how to carry forth the hope and inspiration of the conference back to the various communities represented from across the region.
For a full schedule and registration information, visit www.pnwpflag.org. For local information on the Bitterroot Valley’s tourist offerings, visit www.pflaghamiltonbitterroot.org. Those needing a ride to and from the Missoula airport to the conference should email John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1985, Pride Foundation is dedicated to inspiring a culture of generosity to connect and strengthen organizations, leaders, and students who are creating LGBTQ equality across the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. To learn more, visit www.pridefoundation.org or email Caitlin@pridefoundation.org.