Teaser Video From Montana Pride 2012

Do you see yourself?

ONE Singular Sensation…

If you run out of condoms this Pride weekend, you have no excuse.

ONE ® Condoms has provided Montana Pride 2012 with 4,000 “Pride Mix” Condoms:

Watch for the condom buckets!

One More Week!

Want To Be A Producer? Help Us Make This Film.

Montana Pride 2012 (full disclosure: I’m on the committee) and Wet Paint Studios are working to bring a quality film about Montana diversity to life.

But we need your help. Films are expensive to make- and every contribution is important. From their Indiegogo webpage:

The LGBTQI community is coming out of the woodwork.  With political gains such as the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and the Obama Administration’s affirmation of promoting equality for the LGBTQI community, more and more people are coming out and showing their true selves to the world.

And yet, in rural Montana, sometimes their only opportunity is at annually held Montana Pride.  In a state of just a million people, ideas come in slowly.  For some, Montana Pride, held annually in June, is what affirms themselves in the LGBTQI community, as well as the greater community.

“Outside The Lines” explores what it means to be an LGBTQI in Montana, and why pride is more than a weekend celebration in diversity.  Using Montana Pride as our anchor, we plan on exploring how attitudes towards the LGBTQI community has changed in Montana, how Pride brings people together for a weekend of celebration, and how that celebration needs to carry on through everyday life.

Our filming will take place during Montana Pride, held in Bozeman once again June 15-17.  We are also currently lining up interviews with prominent members of the gay community, such as leaders of PFLAG (Parents, Family, Friends, of Lesbians and Gays), representatives of our legal system, teachers, and activist college students.

Plus, every contribution over $10.00 gets a “perk”, including “Producer” credits. It’s an amazing opportunity- and I’ve already kicked in $50 bucks. 

To see how you can be a producer, click here: http://www.indiegogo.com/montanapride2012

Inlaws And Outlaws Heads To Montana!

This month, Inlaws & Outlaws heads to Big Sky Country, with three community screenings in Montana!

Salish Kootenai College’s Spirit of Many Colors Gay-Straight Alliance is holding their first annual PRIDE Week and the film kicks it off with a free community screening on Monday, May 14 at 2 pm in the college library.

Later in the month, Montana Pride 2012 and the Montana Human Rights Network team up to present two screenings of the film with a special appearance by filmmaker Drew Emery at each.

On Wednesday, May 23, the film will screen at Plymouth Congregational Church in Helena. On Friday, May 25, the film screens at the Bozeman Public Library. Both screenings are free and open to the general public and a Q&A and discussion with the filmmaker will follow.

The screenings happen as the battle for LGBT rights in the state heats up, including the upcoming vote on Helena’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance. If the city passes the law, it will be the second city in Montana to offer civil rights protections for LGBT Montanans. Missoula became the first in 2010.

D Gregory Smith of Montana Pride shared his excitement over the film’s timeliness. “A basic understanding of the humanity of LGBT relationships is often what’s missing from our discussion of LGBT rights. This film helps remedy that. No one will walk away wondering about differences – the shared humanity is obvious, and celebrated.”

Montana Outlaws Tour
Mon, May 14
2 pm
Salish Kootenai College
Pablo, MT
Wed, May 23
7 pm
Montana Human Rights Network
and Montana Pride 2012

Pilgrim Congregational Church, Helena, MT
Fri, May 25
7 pm
Montana Human Rights Network
and Montana Pride 2012

Bozeman Public Library, Bozeman, MT
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Montana Pride 2012 Early Bird Tickets Now Available!

Did you have trouble getting into Montana Pride events last summer? Well, you won’t this year.

Promise.

From Montana Pride’s website:

WE HEARD YOU!
2012 Montana Pride is looking to answer and address all the feedback
—GOOD AND BAD— that we received from our 2011 Pride Questionnaires…

This year, we’ve chosen BIGGER venues to accomodate our growing community, we’ve scheduled TWO NIGHTS of fabulous drag-talent, extended our VIP options across the whole weekend, and focused our WORKSHOPS and PRESENTATIONS to be more effective. We hope you’ll plan ahead, book early, and get your seats!

There will be youth activities/events, childcare and more family-friendly events and spaces; nationally recognized speakers and performers; and a parade that finishes with a rally on the front lawn of The Bozeman Public Library!

To get your weekend passes (at a discount) GO HERE!

I’m on the planning committee and trust me, this year is going to be epic.

Montana Pride 2012 Preview Video

If you’re getting excited about Montana Pride in Bozeman this June 15th-17th, then here’s something to whet your appetite:

Montana Pride 2012 Trailer from Wet Paint Studios on Vimeo.