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June 12, 2014

3rd Annual LGBTQA Family Program Picnic Potluck and Field Day

We are so pleased to announce that this year's event will be happening again at the gorgeous Wrightsville Beach in Middlesex. There will be beach ball volleyball, face painting, coloring, bubbles and other Field Day events just for the kiddos! Also on site are disc golf, swimming, kayak and canoe rentals, and charcoal barbecues. And per usual, there will be plenty of good conversation, LGBTQA community-building and amazing food!

This event is for LGBTQ families with and without kids and their families of choice (allies included). Bring your little ones (if you have them), a potluck item to share, any outdoor game supplies you see fit, and some sunscreen, and join us Sunday, August 17 from 10-2pm at Wrightsville Beach, Middlesex (address for your GPS is 369 Vermont 12, Middlesex, VT 05602). Event is free (with a suggested donation of $10/family).

We are also looking for volunteers to assist with set-up and break-down of the event. Please email jean@ru12.org if interested.

This event is always a great time! You can check out pics from previous years;

2013 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153152835465352.1073741827.37843340351&type=3)

2012 (https://www.facebook.com/RU12events/media_set?set=a.252516741536768.58075.100003353336238&type=3).

We are asking people to please RSVP so we know who to expect: http://ru12fieldday.brownpapertickets.com/ and also to share notice of this event widely with anyone you think might be interested in attending

For more information, contact jean@ru12.org or call the Center at 802.860.7812.

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April 01, 2014

Drive a brand-new Audi for a good cause!

You are invited to attend a special event on April 3rd, 5-8 pm at Audi South Burlington as part of a national launch of the new 2015 A3 model. It will be a great time to support one of Vermont Gay Tourism Associaiton’s most active members and will give you a chance to socialize. 

They will be selling raffle tickets to benefit Pride Vermont. The prize is the use of an A3, dinner at Hen of the Wood in Waterbury and one night lodging at Moose Meadow Lodge. It should be a great evening. Hope to see you there. RSVP on their website: 

http://www.audisouthburlington.com/a3-uncompromised-event.htm

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ANNOUNCEMENT: RU12? Community Center is Changing Their Name!

**APRIL FOOLS!!!**

 

Press Release

Burlington, VT: 

Set to be released at the "16th Annual LGBTQA Celebration: The Big Reveal" on 5/2/14, the new name of the RU12? Community Center, as chosen from public feedback and board member vote, has been officially announced over a month earlier than planned. 

At a public forum held yesterday at Main Street Landing, Kim Fountain announced the decision of changing RU12's name as of 5/2/2014 to:

RMUFC of VT -  Resource Management for Unified Family Connection 

To add a fun element, and to help the center be more marketable to the community, we also created a logo that uses our offical acronym of RMUFC. This will be our brand's public face: 

Rainbow Mountains Uni-pug & Fairies Center of VT

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With Georgia, our lovable pug-mascot, as the offical mascot. 

Celebrate our new name with us at the "16th Annual LGBTQA Community Celebration: The Big Reveal" on 5/2/14. BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! 

March 27, 2014

RU12? Community Center Annual LGBTQA Celebration: The Big Reveal

 

RU12? Community Center Annual LGBTQA Celebration: The Big Reveal

 

Excitement has been building steadily around this event over the last six months. With our roots planted firmly in our past, RU12? is extending our community-centered work across Vermont and scaling up the Center happenings.  From our move back to Burlington last summer and showing the works of local LGBTQ artists at the Art Hop to co-hosting the Pride Dance, we are presenting more and more opportunities for our community and allies to get out into the world and celebrate. The momentum continues building and in the coming months, we will produce Pride Vermont, feature such notable artists as John Killaky in the Center space, present one of our popular Town Hall Series on growing our LGBTQ families, and offer a host of new and exciting social and educational opportunities.

 

All of these amazing new events and programs will happen under a new Center name!! Join us and be the first to hear it as we do our tantalizing Big Reveal.

 

Of course, what would all the newness be without a shift in our biggest event of the year? Join us at Echo for an evening featuring tasting stations with the most amazing dishes designed to impress, by three of Vermont’s leading caterers.

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May 2, 2014

Echo Lake Aquarium in Burlington, Vermont

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Cocktail reception at 6:00PM

Tasting Stations open at 7:00PM

Silent and Live Auctions

 

Catering by

Sugarsnap

Leunig’s Bistro and Lounge

Catering by Dale

 

The Vermont Pride Awards

Each year, RU12? honors Vermont community members and businesses who go above and beyond to ensure that our LGBTQ community thrives in a dynamic, safe, and exciting environment.

 

The Vermont Pride Award for Activism

Peep Show

The Vermont Pride Activism Award is being presented to the Peep Show. Peep Show is a sassy, irreverent drag and burlesque show, celebrating camp in all things. Producers Jonathan Bitchman and Quechee George create a queer-friendly, sex-positive, and above all, inclusive performance space/environment. Their community driven philanthropic effort showcases new and seasoned talent from Burlington to Boston to NYC. Throughout the show, Jonathan and Quechee let the audience know about everything from where to find support for survivors or violence to where to find an HIV test. At the end of the evening, they pay their performers and the rest is donated to support RU12?.  http://peepshowvermont.tumblr.com

 

The Vermont Pride Community Award for Community Service

The Northeast Kingdom LGBTQA Advisory Committee

The Northeast Kingdom LGBTQA Advisory Committee provides cultural education and awareness on behalf of LGBTQ-identified individuals, with special emphasis on aging adults, living in the rural Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The Committee hosts social and educational events and provides education and technical assistance that is LGBTQ affirming, to staff of programs, agencies and organizations that provide services to aging adults.

 

The Vermont Pride Award for Business of the Year

National Life Group

National Life Group, a company with strong Vermont roots. They are very much a part of our communities, supporting such organizations as Pride VT, VT CARES, Outright VT, and the Gay and Lesbian Fund of VT. Their Human Resources Center has the very Vermont title, “The People Center” and their benefits are fully supportive of LGBTQ individuals and families. With “Do Good, Be Good, Make Good.” as a set of corporate values, it is no wonder that they are such a strong supporter of Vermont’s LGBTQ communities.

 

National Life Group is a diversified family of financial service companies that has successfully forged a strong identity as a product innovator offering personalized service. Companies in the group offer a comprehensive portfolio of life insurance, annuity and investment products to help individuals, families and businesses pursue their financial goals.

https://www.nationallifegroup.com/PublicSite/Views/AboutUs.aspx?id=105

 

The Live and Silent Auctions

This year, our auctions are bigger than ever, with items for every budget and interest. Businesses and individuals from across Vermont and all the way to Beijing have donated to the auctions. You will be able to bid on everything from an in-home dinner for eight prepared by Leunig’s Donnell Collins and her amazing staff; summer passes to St. Michael’s Playhouse; and hand blown glass vases to tattoo time and yoga passes. Proceeds support the Center’s social gatherings, educational events, and direct services for the LGBT community.

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

sugarsnapLeunigscaterbydalefarrell

TDBank: Fundraising for RU12!

Looking to open an account at a good bank? Or are you a current account holder at TD Bank?

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TD Bank is continuing their support of the local LGBTQ community by raising money for RU12? Community Center. When you open a new, non-interest bearing checking account and use the code "A2226" you could earn $25 from TD Bank for yourself, and they will donate $50 to RU12? Community Center! 

What can a $50 donation do for RU12? Community Center? 

  • provide HIV testing
  • provide an hour of SafeSpace services
  • train a social services agency on working with the LGBTQ community
  • reach thousands of LGBTQ Vermonters with targeted information on social media
  • keep the library open for a day

If you get a couple friends to join you, you will all

  • Keep the Center's doors open for a full day
  • Help RU12? to do elders work in the Northeast Kingdom
  • Produce one Family Program event
  • Support two months of the What's Up e-newsletter
  • Sustain the Disabilities Support Network for one month

Current account holders can add the code of "A2226" to their checking account to earn a $10 donation toward RU12? Community Center. Every dollar counts!

Visit William Cross at the Winooski TD Bank branch, or give him a call at (802) 655-3110 for more details on this fundraiser, and to get started today.

Thanks for your support! 

March 21, 2014

The Big Reveal: Save the Date!

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The RU12? Annual Community Celebration
Friday, May 2nd
6-10:00PM
Echo Lake Aquarium & Science Center
Burlington, Vermont

Catering provided by Sugarsnap, 
Leunig’s Bistro and Lounge, 
and Catering by Dale

March 05, 2014

Traffic Jam: Underwear/Stop Light Party

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Come single to mingle, find your next ex, or just have a pants-off-dance-off!

It's the "Traffic Light" Party to the next level. Never been to one? Read up on the game rules here: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_light_party

Check your clothes at the door and show off your booty in your undies, but pick your undie color choice wisely: 

RED: Stop! I'm taken. 
YELLOW: Let's talk about it... 
GREEN: Good to go.

GoGo boys and girls! 
Raffles and Prizes! 

*Ages 21+ 
*$5 cover includes clothes check
*Proceeds benefit RU12? Community Center

January 18, 2014

Just a few moments for LGBTQ Vermonters...


SamaraHey All-

The Samara Fund, part of the Vermont Community Foundation, has been a huge supporter of RU12? Community Center. We have been able to do everything from truly committing to a statewide expansion to strengthening the safety nets for LGBT seniors in the NEK because the Samara Fund has been there supporting LGBTQ issues. Now, you can help them out by taking this survey. They are seeking your opinion on needs and services that are important to you and the broader LGBTQ community in Vermont. 

As our thank you for participating, at the end of the survey you will be able to vote for your favorite Vermont-based LGBTQ organization to receive a mini-grant of $250.  The organization with the most votes at the end of the survey period will receive this gift of appreciation. You can also use this link to share the survey on your Facebook page:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZCFBRXH

Thanks all!! 

Kim Fountain, Executive Director

 

January 08, 2014

Burlesque... Bowling??

Burlesque Entertainers. Unlimited Bowling. Something CRAZY to get you out of the house this winter. What not to love?

You can form your own "Burlesque-y" team now and join in the fun and contests, or simply join as a spectator!

The Vermont Burlesque Festival's Burlesque Bowling Competition is a unique bowling event unlike any other bowling event that Vermont has experienced.  On January 25th starting at 11:30am at Champlain Lanes in Shelburne, 16 teams will have the opportunity to compete for 7 titles:  

 

• Most Distracting Team
• Best Team Lane Shimmies
• Best Dressed
• Best Executed Team Costumes
• Most Colorful Team
• Highest Team Bowling Score
• Worst Team Bowling Score

 

Winners will have the honor of holding the appropriate honorary title and will receive one of the worlds most unprestigious trophies.  

More information here

Team tickets cost $125.  Spectator tickets are available for $5. Buy tickets here

50% of this event's proceeds will benefit "RU12?," a non profit community center that celebrates, educates and advocates with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Vermonters.

 

The Rules: 

•Teams can be made up of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 persons.
•No outside beverages, food or alcohol
•No nudity
•No rude, vulgar, inappropriate or uninvited behavior that would upset even a seasoned burlesque producer
• This is a 21 and over event.  Photo ID required upon entry.

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December 31, 2013

Vermont Burlesque Festival January 24 & 25th 2014

More than 55 burlesque performers, comedians, and variety acts from all over the United States and Canada will grace the two festival stages over a two night period, each night offering a different experience than the other. The time remaining will be filled with scintillating burlesque activities, including a burlesque bowling event, burlesque classes and a film festival.

It is the goal of the Vermont Burlesque Festival to “warm up Vermont” during its coldest month, just when cabin fever starts to set in. The festival will do this not only by entertaining its festival goers but by raising breast cancer awareness and funds for the Vermont Cancer Center, raising money for the non-profit charity RU12? Community Center, and by sponsoring a winter coat drive for those in need. 

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December 11, 2013

RU12?'s Winter Pledge Drive is in Full Swing!

 

Help Make a Difference!


WPD photo stripYour support of RU12? Community Center makes a very real difference in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people, and our allies across Vermont.

Thanks to a generous donation from John Canning and Jay Schuster of Physicians Computer Company your donations will be matched dollar for dollar until we reach $5000. Thank you PCC!

By contributing to RU12?, you have the opportunity to be part of the growing number of programs and events that reach community members across the lifespan. Our elders advocacy work and our disabilities support network are taking off and winning national awards. And each time we run an event through our Family Program, we meet new folks from across Vermont who tell us how happy they are for the opportunity to be with one another. There is nothing quite as rewarding as seeing LGBTQA families light up when they are with other LGBTQA families. No explaining. No judgment. No hiding. Just fun.

Please take a moment to make an investment in the health and dignity of Vermont’s LGBTQ community by supporting RU12? Community Center.

If you are in downtown Burlington, stop by our sunny new location at 255 South Champlain Street. Grab a book from the library, enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea, and relax.

Best wishes,

The Staff and Board of RU12?

Click Here to make a donation. If you would like a donation envelope sent to you instead please email Kim Fountain or call (802) 860-7812

You can also send a check to:
255 South Champlain Street, Suite 12, Burlington, VT 05401

 

December 09, 2013

Peep Show: Winter is Metal!


PEEP SHOW Vermont is an irreverent drag and burlesque show with a dance party to follow. 

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Produced, founded and hosted by drag kings Jonathan Bitchman and Quechee George.

Proceeds benefit the RU12? Community Center

Doors at 9pm. Show at 10pm
18+
$10

DJ Papi Javi and DJ Maple Creemee

With performances by:

Doctor Vu
Aeshna Mairéad
Noah Hymen
Lover Bois 
Major Face
Merrique Hysteric
Peter Out and Guest of BroLoko
...and more!

...with our resident kitten Innocent Ivy, stage manager Cliff Hanger, and a sexy queer-friendly BOUNCER

December 05, 2013

Final Week! Support RU12? by Ordering Custom Holiday Cards

 

Support RU12? by Ordering Custom Holiday Cards!!! Click Here

In partnership with Dan's Chocolates, RU12? Community Center is offering the opportunity for you to create high-quality personalized holiday cards and support the important work RU12? Community Center does for our communities. Pick a template. Upload your pictures and tada!!! -a holiday card that supports your community center and brings lots of joy to your friends and family. 

This Weekend: Making Scenes: Gay Survivors of Straight Parents

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November 13, 2013

Burly Bear presents SIRLOIN: Hanky Panky

Before there was GRINDR, SCRUFF or any other gay boy hook-up app, there was the HANKY CODE! HankyCode!

Pick your fetish color. Pick your pocket. That would signal your desire to other queer men. Read up on the complete hanky code here.

This Friday 11/15 starting at 7:00pm, Burly Bear is back with a tribute theme to the Hanky Code. Whether you used to wear a hanky, still wear one, or haven't ever heard of this sub-cutural symbol, you can get your groove on at Red Square's Blue Room surrounded by hot kinky guys, dark seedy atmosphere and sweaty go-go cubs!

Pick up a hanky at the front door and express yourself offline. Answer the code quiz questions and win a prize. Hear the amazing DJ Stephen D. Wallace (Montreal) play his signature style of funky alternative edgy house! Leather/kink/fetish dress code encouraged.

$5 at the door, benefits Pride Vermont 2014

Get updates on this event here

October 24, 2013

PEEP Show: Looking for Performers!

PEEP Show is back with "Open Season" on November 8th, but this time, we get to see FRESH FACES at an all-amateur queer drag and burlesque night.

This is your chance! If interested in joining up and being a part of this fabulous event, LIKE them on Facebook and send a message here. 

More details on Facebook Event Page

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September 13, 2013

Pride Weekend Schedule!

Friday, September 13th

Out on Church Street

6 pm – Midnight, Pride Vermont will present its First Annual “OUT on Church Street”! This event will kick off the weekend of Pride festivities by inviting all Vermonters to enjoy one of New England’s best-known destinations-Church Street in Burlington. We plan to make Church Street the place to be that evening, and you don’t want to miss it!

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Burly Bear Cock Camp

7pm, Red Square, Burlington. It's the Burly Bear hot and sweaty dance party the Friday of Pride weekend!!!

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Pop-Up Queer Pride Party

Join Pop-Up as they kick off the Pride weekend again with one big, bad-ass, sweaty queer dance party. Friday 9pm- 1AM - ARTS RIOT (400 Pine Street, Burlington, VT).

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Saturday, September 14th

Join RU12? at Laura's March!

RU12? Community Center will be participating in Laura's March on September 14th! Please join us in honoring Laura K. Winterbottom and in raising funds for RU12?'s SafeSpace Program. SafeSpace offers direct services and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, hate violence, and discrimination. Our services are free and confidential. 

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Vermont Pride's Women's Tea Dance

1-4pm, Red Square, Burlington. More than tea will be served! Celebrate your PRIDE!!

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Community in the Archives: RU12?'s Queer Archives

4-5:30pm Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Special reception for Vermont Pride weekend! A special exhibit of memorabilia, material objects, ephemera and other intimate and personal items and artifacts from the Vermont Queer Archives.

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History of New England’s Gay Leather Groups

6pm Burlington City Arts, Burlington. Come learn why we march at pride from the BDSM/Leather Community perspective. Celebrate pride with a little history!

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Hot Pink Pride Party

The largest Annual Pride Party in Vermont! And you're gonna be seeing PINK all night long.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH

Celebrate Pride Sunday at Leunig's

All Day, Leunig's Bistro, Church Street, Burlington. Leunig's is generously donating 10% of the entire day's proceeds to the youth at Outright Vermont.

More Info

Pride Parade

12:30pm, The Pride Parade is a beloved institution here in Vermont and throughout the world. It begins at the south end of Church St. and ends at Battery Park where the festival is held!

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Northern Decadence Food Festival

12pm - 5pm, Battery Park, Burlington. Produced by the Vermont Gay Tourism Association, the Northern Decadence Food & Travel Expo will take place during the Vermont Pride Festival at Battery Park

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Pride Festival

12pm - 5pm, Battery Park, Burlington. Produced by the Vermont Gay Tourism Association, the Northern Decadence Food & Travel Expo will take place during the Vermont Pride Festival at Battery Park

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Burly Bear Pride Day Tea Dance

4pm - 9pm, Red Square, Burlington. $5 suggested donation benefits Pride Vermont! This event is open to all and everyone of every identification is welcome and encouraged to attend!

More Info

For a full list of all Pride Vermont events, click HERE

 

 

 

September 07, 2013

Artists Featured at RU12? this Weekend:

Art Hop Hours at RU12? Community Center: 

Friday 9/6: 5pm-10pm

Saturday 9/7: 10am-10pm

Sunday 9/8: 11am-4pm

FMI: 802-860-7812

**Special Thanks to all of the artists and to DJ Papi Javi for providing our sound!!!

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Sue Wilson

  Photo (2)When I look at an object- a ceramic bowl, a stone wall, an oil painting- I often find myself looking for evidence of the process: a tool mark, a brushstroke, a fingerprint or the imprint of a palm. I think of the process of the object's creation, the crafts-person's frame of mind as they worked their trade or their art- their years of experience guiding their hands in the thousands of tiny movements needed to make an object when once there was none. While some may seek to hide the evidence of process in their final work, it is all I can see. And I find myself looking for it every time I touch a finished piece. 

 

 

Asher Folsom Sullivan

Photo (4)My work explores various tensions ­ content and construction, identity and community, mainstream and subversive ­ often by incorporating and referencing queer frameworks. I primarily utilize a grayscale palette, favoring ink, typewriters, paper, and analog processes. These particular drawings are part of a larger series that seeks to present an unapologetic queer narrative that frankly addresses queer bodies, relationships, sexuality, and access to resources.

www.asherfolsomsullivan.com

 

 

Brian Loring

MONSTERS!

Photo (5)I’m a local graphic design artist who has done work for various nonprofits including Vermont Cares and Pride Vermont. Aside from my professional work, I design tattoos (including my own sleeve), and draw and paint for fun and to decorate my own place. My monster collection started when I began doodling…drawing all sorts of creatures and features. Then, my little monsters began developing personalities, each as distinct as their features. Raging desserts, cute little fuzzy desserts: I began drawing and painting them all!

 

 

Alyx Lyons

Photo (7)I enjoy the performance of photography. Looking through a lens to compose, consider the light, and try to capture what the eye sees is a dance behind the camera, a solitary endeavor yet also a way to participate in the milieu that I am shooting. In addition to being behind the lens and her day job, I am a percussionist with Sambatucada and other occasional bands, and am the producer of Proud Women Play Music.

 

Eva Bessette

Photo (8)As a lifetime Burlington resident, I have long had a passion for artistry and the balance between

humanity and nature. I had picked up skills in sewing from my mom as a little girl and since then, have completed various projects for fun. In recent years, I’ve incorporated my love of nature into my love of sewing by using sustainable means and the refuse of humanity to create beautiful and useful products.  You can follow my projects and see more items at http://www.etsy.com/shop/CosmicConcepts

 

 

Megan Moerdyk

My Story in Jewelry-Making

Photo (1)As a child I thought that I would just magically make enough money as an adult to solve all of the problems my parents complained about. Then reality hit and that dream dispersed. Luckily I was introduced to the skill of yard sale shopping and I started my career as an upcycled jeweler.  I love treasure-hunting in free bins and on the side of the road. I love how this community gives to those who give back. I love to need something and then turn to what I have in my home and realize I can create it with a little work, a trip to a second-hand store and some creative thinking. That’s what I’ve done here.

 

Milton Rosa Ortiz


PhotoMilton Rosa Ortiz was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He received a Bachelor in Architecture from Kansas State University and, practiced in Aspen, under Studio B Architects, Harry Teague Architects and, in Mexico under Steve Conger. After discovering a knack for sculptures at Anderson Ranch Arts Center he relocated to NYC, abandoned architecture and pursued art full-time. Over then next 15 years he exhibited in New York, Aspen, New Orleans, Miami, Paris, San Francisco, San Juan, Kuwait and, Venezuela. His artwork explores issues of the sacred and the profane through three-dimensional allegories juxtaposing contemporary socio-political issues.

 For the L-factor show at Exit Art (NYC, 2003) he presented "La Aparicion de la Fama." A hanging sculpture based on Jennifer Lopez's green Versace dress made of fragments of bottles hand-picked from the streets of the Bronx. In 2008 Milton presented Disbelief , a site-specific installation at the Brooklyn Academy of Music where plaster casts of human bodies were suspended from the ceiling as if swiming in an imaginary lake. And, in 2011, he created Pendulum, an abstraction of such a device for the 103-floor main lobby of the new Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

 The artist is currently working on a large scale installation called Anemone, to be installed in a ship, next Winter; and, on a new body of work exploring the religions of India. 

 Milton is also an BSN-RN at Fletcher-Allen Health Care, in Burlington, VT.

 

Gavin Rouille

Photo (9)As an artist-activist, I use personal and political subject matter to address issues of identity and equality.  I use several tactics and diverse media such as quilting, protest posters, pamphleteering and other mass media methods. I use messages that emulate and reverse the messages of my target audience in order to shift the direction of the message back upon themselves.  My aim is to educate by playing a neutral role in exposing people to their own willful or unconscious ignorance.

 

 

May 06, 2013

LGBTQ Welcoming Shelter Needs Our Help

The Sexual Assault Crisis Team (SACT) of Washington County provides comprehensive services  to victims/survivors of sexual violence, including emergency shelter and transitional housing for female victims of sexual violence and male  victims of sexual or domestic violence, legal advocacy, medical  advocacy, crisis services, support groups, and educational forums; legal services are available to victims of sexual assault. 

After visiting Bobbi Gagne at the SACT shelter, I was overwhelmed by the organization's respectful, client-centered approach to assisting LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence. In over a decade of doing anti-violence work, attending national conferences, helping to coordinate an LGBTQ national coalition, and countless hours of research, I rarely came accross a shelter focusing so clearly on survivors of sexual violence. SACT does this and extends their work to be absulutely embracing of our community. 

Recently, Bobbi and her team went the extra mile and created a space in the shelter that will allow survivovrs to have a slightly longer stay in an apartment on the first floor. They want everyone who comes to feel welcomed, not just because they say that all are welcomed, but because when someone steps foot in the space, they see LGBTQ culture all around them. 

Please, if anyone has any LGBTQ items-maybe a flag, or those rainbow dishtowels you bought in PTown that you never used, or framed poster that you no longer have wall space for, please let me know. I'd love to bring them down to the shelter. I don't want to have to rent a UHaul, so call me or email me before you bring anything over to the Center. 

If you would like to know more about the ways that SACT operates or the efforts they have made to welcome our community, give me a call or email me. I know you will be as impressed as I am. 

Kim 

kim@ru12.org, 802-860-8712

April 09, 2013

RU12?'s LGBTQ Community Dinner Tickets Now Available!!

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Please join us for RU12? Community Center’s 15th Annual LGBTQ Community Dinner: Emerald. Our signature event, this year’s dinner celebrates fifteen years of RU12?’s commitment to LGBTQA community building across Vermont.

RU12’s Annual Dinner brings together community members and allies for a fabulous evening of dinner and entertainment in support of our vital health and human rights programs as well as our social and educational events. It is a time for us to recognize community leaders, organizations, and businesses dedicated to building and strengthening our community.

The Annual Dinner begins at 5:00PM

The Sheraton Hotel, Burlington

in the Emerald Ballroom  

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