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September 28, 2012

Disability Group October Calendar!

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Women's Programming and Activities Social

Women's final
**This Friday, September 28th!**

A group of LBT Women of all ages is coming together in a relaxed social setting to start planning activities and events for women in Vermont! Refreshments provided.

For more information, contact

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Maple Creemee's PEEP SHOW: Burlesque

Peepshow final fixed



Wednesday Oct 3rd at Monkey House, Winooski

A night of drag and burlesque, benefiting RU12? Community Center. Presented by Maple Creemee, starring Quechee George, Porsche Pink, Tula Jiddymit, Jonathan Bitchman and all the way from New York City, the bodacious BIANCA DAGGA!

$5-10 sliding scale admission at the door

Doors at 8pm
Show at 9pm

+++Dance Party to follow with DJ MAPLE CREEMEE+++


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Central VT LGBTQ Kink Discussion Group

Williamstown Kink


Central VT Kinky/LGBTQ/Sexual Violence and Safety Discussion Group


6pm, 3rd Thurs of every month
at Williamstown Masons Lodge, 111 Brush Hill Rd. Williamstown, VT


This new kink-focused discussion group is open to all. It is a chance to discuss safety within lots of different lifestyles, particularly kink.

This will be a safe place to express your concerns or fears, and to give your opinions on these subjects.


September 23, 2012

Bluebird Barbecue Supports RU12? on Weds 9/26


**This Wednesday, September 26th**

Enjoy a great meal with friends while strengthening your queer community!

This Wednesday at Bluebird Barbecue's "Community Night" 10% of all proceeds benefit Vermont' LGBTQ Community Center!

Bluebird Barbeque is located at 317 Riverside Ave, Burlington



RU12? Will Be Closed Post Pride Monday Sept. 24th

RU12? will be closed Monday Sept. 24th giving everyone time to recover from all the fabulous pride activities that took place over this past weekend!  The Center will re-open Tues. Sept. 25th at 10:00 am.

September 19, 2012

Everything you need to know about the VT Pride Festival this weekend:


September 18, 2012

RU12? To Benefit When You Eat Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream


Big Gay Onion is Back!! --This Thurs!


BGO back

Thursday September 20th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

RU12? and Antara Present:

An open mic night featuring community performers. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate: musicians, comedians, puppeteers, spoken word artists, and more! Event is free but we will pass the hat for appreciation for RU12? For more information call RU12? 860-7812. Email to sign up for a performance spot, or just show up!

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September 17, 2012

Pride Vermont “Equality Equinox” -Sept 22nd


Parade & Festival Registration Information

In order to offset the costs for the event, Pride Vermont now has suggested donation fees for the parade and festival. You may request a fee waiver by emailing if it would otherwise prevent your attendance. Don’t forget that you get the most benefit by being a Sponsor!

Please register by September 15th, 2012.

To register for marching in the parade only, please fill out the Parade Registration Form so we have your correct contact info then make your donation on the Payment page.

A la carte Parade donations: 

    • Non-profit organization: $30
    • Community group**: $50
    • Business: $75
    • Political candidate or 501(c)4: $100

To register for vending at the festival only, please fill out the Festival Registration Form so we have your correct contact info then make your donation on the Payment page.

A la carte Festival Table/Booth:

    • Sheltered table for non-profit organization or community group: $45
    • Sheltered table for Business: $75
    • Political candidate or 501(c)4: $100
    • Sheltered Booth: $200

To apply as a performer in the festival, please fill out the Performer Registration Form. We cannot guarantee space for all performers but the committee will be in touch with you!

To sign-up for BOTH parade space and festival vending space, please fill out the Sponsorship Form so we have your correct contact info then make your donation on the Payment page.

Parade & Festival Combo: (Parade space and Sheltered Table)

    • Non-profit organization: $60
    • Community group**: $75
    • Business: $100
    • Political candidate or 501(c)4: $150

**Performers or groups selected for the festival bandshell are exempt from the fee. Please complete the appropriate form for contact use.

To secure an ad space in the Pride Guide, visit the Sponsorship page.

Day-of event information will be provided to the contact person listed on the registration form. Please be prepared to arrive at the parade staging area (Hood Plant parking lot) by 10:30am and have your festival booth (Battery Park) set-up by noon.


Questions?  Please email

Upcoming Pride Events!


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September 13, 2012

Student Intern Opportunities at RU12?

RU12 Interns

Outreach and Marketing Intern

RU12? Community Center is looking for a tech savvy intern with an eye for design to join our fabulous Outreach and Marketing team to work on print and online marketing campaigns. RU12? Celebrates, educates, and advocates with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Queer and questioning Vermonters. 

This intern should be prepared to work in a deadline oriented team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing and community organizing.

Experience in HTML or design is helpful but not necessary. We are committed to training the right candidate.

Assist in the creation of e-mail & print campaigns, weekly e-newsletters, and blog postings. Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials via social media networks, through the organization’s website and through direct contact with collaborating agencies. Perform analysis of communications and outreach data.


RU12? is looking for an undergraduate student in the Chittenden County who is majoring in Art/Design, Gender Studies, Human Service / Non-Profit Mgmt, Journalism, Social Work, Community Development, Marketing Public Relations or any other related field.  This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Familiarity with social media campaigns and community based outreach is a plus. Experience with design programs, PowerPoint, Word and Excel is a bonus. This internship requires an average commitment of 5-10 hour per week.

To apply please email or call 802-860-7812 for more information.



Trans Resource Development Intern:

RU12? Community Center is looking for a trans-knowledgeable and tech savvy intern to assist with the development of our Trans Resource Guide. Our organization provides services that celebrate and support LGBTQ Vermonters, and an updated, easy-to-use and more comprehensive list of providers, resources and information for trans people and their friends, families, and allies is greatly needed. RU12? Is seeking an intern who will be able to research trans-related information and resources, identify and contact healthcare providers, and translate data into a user-friendly webpage.

This intern should be comfortable making cold calls to providers, be able to identify accurate and effective information and online resources, and manage data. The intern should have a pleasant phone demeanor and basic knowledge of transgender issues or be willing to learn. Experience in HTML or webpage design is helpful but not necessary, as we are willing to train the right candidate.

Through the experience, the Trans Resource Development Intern will gain a better understanding of gender variant communities and the needs of the local trans community, grow as an effective researcher, and expand their technical skills.


  • Research up-to-date information and resources for trans people and allies.
  • Identify and contact providers in Vermont, assess their capacity to see trans clients, and track this data.
  • Translate provider database and research onto a user-friendly online resource guide.
  • Create a printable version of the online Trans Resource Guide.

RU12? is looking for an undergraduate student in Chittenden County who is majoring in Gender or Women’s Studies, Human Service / Non-Profit Mgmt, Journalism, Social Work, Community Development, Computer Science / Information Technology or any other related field.  This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be an adept researcher. Webpage design and Excel experience is a bonus, and will be considered when choosing the best applicant for this internship position. This internship would require a minimum of 6  hours per week, and ideally 8-10 hours per week.

To apply, please email or call 802-860-7812 for more information

September 12, 2012

Stand-up Comedy: I know what your thinking...

Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9:30 p.m.

Benefit for Pride Vermont

ComedyFix host -- comedian Jason P. Lorber


Saturday night, Sept. 15
Sat. night, Sept. 15, 2012

Jason at the door
I know what you're thinking.
Actually, I don't know what you're thinking.  
But I wish I knew what you were thinking.  
And I wish you knew what I was thinking.  
And what better way to know than to say, listen.  

Because when we hear each others' stories, then we learn. Unless the other person speaks in a foreign language, in which case having an interpreter could come in handy.  

What I'm trying to say, is that we've got two shows for you this Saturday:

RealityFix -- Real people. Tell true stories. For prizes.  Don't worry, it's only folks who volunteer and they're only five minute stories. This month's theme is "That's so gay."

ComedyFix -- Standup comedians make you laugh. (No nuance here, folks.) Featuring:
Vanessa Ament
Marc Bouchard
Kathleen Kanz
Jason P. Lorber
Ashley Watson

This month, partial proceeds of both shows benefit Pride Vermont.  And why not?  Both events are official events of the Vermont Pride Festival!  (We were pretty impressed ourselves.)

Both events are generously sponsored by Skinny Pancake and Chubby Muffin
They're so nice. And delicious.

Laugh locally. Every month ComedyFix™ offers kinda great comedians performing stand-up comedy at North End Studio.

294 N. Winooski, Burlington, VT

*Wheelchair accessible

Saturday, Sept. 15

RealityFix at  7:30 p.m.

ComedyFix at  9:30 p.m.

Tickets at the door are cash only: $15 +tax


Winooski Apartment for Rent

Apt for rent

Maple Street, two bedroom, one bath, big kitchen, covered back porch, gas stove, washer, dryer, ceiling fans, three season porch off front bedroom, off street parking, water/sewer included. Best perk? Having Shawn Lipenski and Don Eggert for landlords! Available October 1st. 802-578-9110


GLAM Meeting on Location: Sky Burgers

GLAM On location sky

The 2nd Wednesday of every month we'll be meeting somewhere in downtown Burlington. This month we're meeting at Skyburger. Join us for some tasty appetizers while we plan social events and adventures for GBQ guys in VT. 18+

GLAM meets every Wednesday 6:30pm at RU12? (except on 2nd Weds. See above) We're looking for young gay and bi & Trans guys who are inte’rested in putting together great events, meeting new people, and reaching out to other guys! Core Group runs our program, and we want your input!

If you're a young gay, bi, or queer man who would like to get involved, email us at or friend us on facebook

9th Annual Outright Vermont Fire Truck Pull!!!

FiretruckScores of teams of a dozen people each, compete to raise the most money, dress the best, please the crowd, and pull a REAL Burlington City fire truck up the Church Street Marketplace.

For almost a decade, Outright Vermont has shown thousands of spectators that queers are fierce and that hundreds and hundreds of Vermonters want to raise money for queer youth programming and anti-harassment workshops for public schools.

Come see the fun on Sat. September 15th, 12pm-2pm outside of the Outdoor Gear Exchange & downtown mall, on Church Street in Burlington, VT.

Better yet - build a team and compete for the GLORY! It is fast, easy and so much fun. Details here:

UVM Babysitter Mingler Sunday September 23rd

Do you struggle to find a babysitter when you need one? Are you looking for a sitter who has a flexible schedule and lives close by? Are you a UVM student who is an experienced babysitter that is looking to earn extra cash?

Come to the UVM Babysitter Mingler! A chance for parents and kids in need of babysitters to meet and mingle with UVM students who want to babysit!

Babysitter Mingler

Sunday, September 23

Students: Arrival time is 10:00 am

Families: Arrival time is 10:30 am

The event lasts until 12 noon.

Davis Center, Livak Ballroom *free parking available on site

To sign up and attend, please email Children welcome and encouraged to attend - when registering, please include the number of adults and children attending. (And please tell all your friends!)

PLEASE NOTE: As UVM affiliates, we cannot take on the role of holding, exchanging, or advertising the particular babysitting needs of parents in the community, or the particular babysitting availability and/or qualifications of our students. We can host Babysitter Minglers where we bring students and parents together so that they can meet face to face and exchange information if they so choose. We do recommend that parents check references of the students who attended the Babysitter Mingler and use whatever screening process they would normally use when hiring a sitter.

Champlain Valley Rainbow Squares Forming a New Square Dance Class

Rainbow squares

Are you looking for something fun to do during the week?  Want to get some light exercise for your body and mind?  Would you like to meet some genuinely nice folks?  Consider joining our new Square Dance Class.
Our first class will meet on Wednesday September 26, 2012 at the
Champlain Senior Center located in the
McClure Multi-Generational Center
241 North Winooski Ave
Burlington, Vermont
For those who are new to square dancing we will have our
Mainstream Class from 6:45 – 8:15
For dancers who know the Mainstream program we will have our
Plus Class from 8:15 – 9:15
Everyone is welcome and a partner is not required
No dance experience or aptitude is needed
No square dance attire is required
Our first two Introduction Classes, September 26th and October 3rd, are free to new dancers; giving you the opportunity to discover for yourself just how much fun square dancing can be.  After that the cost is only $6.00 each week.
Sorry we will not be able to add new dancers after October 3rd, so please do come and join us on one or both of the Introductory Evenings.

Kink N' Kabobs: Electrical Play


WandThis month's Kink 'N Kabobs focuses on electrical play! Curious about the use of electricity but don't know what it's all about? Want to learn what equipment is out there, some fun ideas for play, and how to play safely? Come on in to RU12? for a fun, informal discussion. Local enthusiasts will share their knowledge and experience with in-house equipment show-and-tells. 

Kink 'N Kabobs is a part of RU12?'s Kink Discussion Group, held every 2nd Thursday of the month, co-presented by Vermont Alternative Sexu

ality Education (VASE). Each month a new topic is chosen to be explored and community members have a chance to meet others, talk about their experience, and expand their delightfully devious minds. Every three months experts are brought in for Kink 'N Kabobs, where kinksters can learn new skills or learn about something new.

This group is open to all genders, ages, sexual orientations, and sexual interests. We maintain a confidential space that is respectful of all. 

For more information, contact Jean-Denis at or call him at 860-7812. Events are posted on Facebook and also on

Reflections on Pride: LGBT Life & Times


Reflections on Pride Poster (Final)

This Pride season, let's not forget the reason we celebrate and where we've come from! Join us at City Hall in Burlington to embark on a journey through "Queer History!"

This panel discussion will feature LGBT people from a range of ages and backgrounds who represent some of Vermont’s diverse community. Panelists will explain their experiences coming out as well as their experiences with the LGBT community and Pride throughout their lives, and they’ll answer questions from the audience. 

Learn where we've come from, where we are, and learn where we can be in the future. HAPPY PRIDE!

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