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April 15, 2014

Queer Crips: Films and Conversation with John Killacky this Friday!

John Killacky

March 04, 2014

Celebrate International Women's Day!

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Celebrate International Women's Day--come to "A Moment in Her Story," a film by Catherine Russo, showing at the RU12? Community Center. Sat, March 8th at 6pm

January 20, 2014

Bi-monthly St. Johnsbury Lesbian Potluck and "Lesbiana" film screening

By virtue of community request, RU12? has joined forces with the folks who organize the bi-monthly lesbian potluck in St. Johnsbury for a screening of the popular "Lesbiana" film at their next event, Saturday February 1. The potluck begins at 6pm, with the film at 6:30 and discussion to follow. A $5 suggested donation will be split between RU12? and the filmmaker Myriam Fougere.

Any questions can be directed to the Center at 802.860.7812 or jean@ru12.org, or the potluck organizer Vickie Schafer, vickieinbarnet@myfairpoint.net.

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January 14, 2014

The Sex Talk in 6 Minutes. Nailed it?

 

December 17, 2013

Internship Opportunities: Spring 2014

Internship opportunities

RU12? has six internship opportunies available for students in Chittenden County:

  • The GLAM Interns will assist in the coordination of RU12?'s fun, social HIV prevention

    program, GLAM. Two openings exist for this internship.
  • The Marketing and Outreach Interns will participate in various stages of print and online marketing and outreach projects. Four opportunities are available. 

All internships will be able to provide opportunities for skill development, gaining experience in their respective fields, and fulfilling internship or college credit requirements. Interns receive training, tailored assignments based on interests and skills, and supportive supervision from our staff. See below for details!

 

GLAM Intern:

Description

RU12? Community Center is looking for two interns to help plan events for gay, bi, and trans guys who like gay, bi, and trans guys for GLAM, RU12?’s Mpowerment program. GLAM is a group of young gay, bi, queer and/or trans guys who are coming together, getting out, and enjoying the connections we make. Through building a stronger queer community in Chittenden County, we empower one another, support each other, and fight the HIV epidemic. Glam pride

This fun and meaningful project is run by and for GBQT guys. Interns of all identities are encouraged to apply.

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 event planning, marketing and community organizing.

Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly core group meetings every Wednesday at 6:30pm
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of weekly social events for GBQ folks on the masculine spectrum.
  • Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials via social media networks, through the organizations website and through direct contact with collaborating agencies and members of the LGBTQ community.
  • Help recruit core volunteers and program participants at LGBTQ events in the area.

Requirements

RU12?  is looking for an undergraduate student in the Chittenden County area 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, especially with web and social media. This internship would require a minimum of 4 hours per week.

If you are interested in this position please email michael@ru12.org

 

Marketing and Outreach Intern:

Description

RU12? Community Center is looking for a tech savvy intern with an eye for design to join our fabulous team. Our organization provides services that celebrate and support LGBTQ Vermonters, and seeks an intern who can participate in various stages of print and online marketing campaigns.

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’re willing to train the right candidate.

Responsibilities 

  • 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 organizations website and through direct contact with collaborating agencies.
  • Perform analysis of communications and outreach data.

Requirements

RU12?  is looking for an undergraduate student in the Chittenden County area 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, with web and social media. Experience with design programs, PowerPoint, Word and Excel experience is a bonus. This internship would require a minimum of 4 hours per week.

If you are interested in this position please email michael@ru12.org

December 05, 2013

This Weekend: Making Scenes: Gay Survivors of Straight Parents

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December 04, 2013

Film Screening: God Loves Uganda

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Free Screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, "God Loves Uganda" Hosted by VT/NH Chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church & State

Co-Sponsors: RU12? and Peace & Justice Center

Date: Friday Dec. 6

Time: 6:30

Location: RU12? Community Center, 255 South Champlain St. Suite 12, Burlington, VT 05401

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/591610780898210/?context=create

More info about the film: http://www.godlovesuganda.com/

The feature-length documentary God Loves Uganda is a powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values imported from America's Christian Right.

The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting "sexual immorality" and missionaries trying to convince Ugandans to follow Biblical law. God Loves Ugandapremiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18th, 2013 and has won numerous awards at film festivals so far. The film serves as a catalyst for change, through our upcoming international screening tour and social action campaign.

October 29, 2013

Out N About TV

DJ and Joey are on the journey of a lifetime. At the beginning of October, they set off from Chicago to travel through each state and explore Gay America for a full year in their awesome bus, appropriately named "Priscilla." One of their stops included Burlington for a few days.

OutnaboutWe met up with these guys at first before the showing of "The Worst Thing About Coming Out" at the Film House in Burlington, where Kim Fountain and John Chagnon joined a panel to discuss their own personal experiences with coming out. You can view their account of the experience here.

Later, the GLAM guys were thrilled when DJ and Joey offered to transport us to Snake Mountain in Addison, VT for a beautiful fall foliage hike. We all had a great time chatting about differences in gay culture across the states, playing games and stopping for some Maple Creemees. Check out the pictures from GLAM's hiking adventure with DJ and Joey here. 

These wonderful guys are set to learn a lot about the differences in gay culture across the US. You can follow their adventures via their blog, and even check out their own Pride Logo Wear to get a piece of what they are experiencing. Thanks DJ and Joey! 

October 21, 2013

Bike Smut: A Film Festival of Radical Pleasure

Bike Smut returns to Burlington with The Porny Express!

Bike Smut is a collection of erotic bicycle shorts made by cyclists, radicals, and queers from all over the world -various interpretations about what is great about sex and cycling!

This year the submissions are from Oakland, Chicago Vancouver, Chicago, Gainesville, Montreal, Berlin, Milan and Geneva! Literally and figuratively all over the map.

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This synthesis of transportation and sexuality is everything you could imagine it to be: creative, ethical, aware, explicit, tantalizing, candid, and silly! Since its inception, Bike Smut has toured North America 15 times, and in the summer of 2011 the project completed its first European excursion, playing 63 shows in 21 countries, from Scotland to Turkey. The winter of 2012 took Bike Smut on their first tour south of the border, featuring six shows around Mexico. The Bike Smut Film Festival is now in its 7th year, and the only way to see it is to attend a screening and experience it with others.

Check it out:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 | 8:00PM AT ARTSRIOT
ADDRESS: 400 PINE ST. 05401
FOOD/BEVERAGE: BOTH 
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 18 AND OVER

 

August 07, 2013

Tonight is Women's Film Night @ RU12?

Join us tonight at 7PM at RU12? for a free screening of "Pariah", as a part of our monthly Women's Film Night! 

 

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TONIGHT 7PM @ RU12? COMMUNITY CENTER

255 SO. CHAMPLAIN ST BURLINGTON, VT 05401

August 06, 2013

Tomorrow night at the center: Women's Film Night!

Come by the center tomorrow night @ 7pm for a free screening of "Pariah".

You won't want to miss it, it will make your heart warm. 

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7PM WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7, 2013 @ RU12? Community Center

255 So. Champlain St Burlington, VT 05401

July 30, 2013

Women's Film Night 8/7/13 @ 7pm!

The people have spoken! Based on our survey results, we will be screening "Pariah" for our Women's Film Night.

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Join us on Wednesday August 7, 2013 from 7:00-8:30pm at the center! 255 So. Champlain St Suite 12 Burlington,VT


Free and open to all!


Check out a description of the film and trailer below:


"Adepero Oduye, who had earlier starred in the short film, portrays Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents Audrey and Arthur (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister Sharonda (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school.

Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the sometimes boisterous support of her best friend, out lesbian Laura (Pernell Walker), Alike is especially eager to find a girlfriend. At home, her parents’ marriage is strained and there is further tension in the household whenever Alike’s development becomes a topic of discussion. Pressed by her mother into making the acquaintance of a colleague’s daughter, Bina (Aasha Davis), Alike finds Bina to be unexpectedly refreshing to socialize with.

Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity – sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward."

Pariah (2011) Trailer


You won't want to miss this one y'all! It's a tear-jerker/heart-warmer/coming-of-age/coming-out story! What more could you want!

 

July 24, 2013

Take the Survey for Women's Film Night

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Join us for our monthly Women's Film Night on August 7, 2013 at RU12?

 

Take the survey below to rank which film you would like to see most!

Women's Film Night Survey

The options are:

D.E.B.S.(2004) - Comedy, Action, Lesbian Romance: Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest members of the elite national-defense group, D.E.B.S. D.E.B.S. Trailer

But I'm A Cheerleader (1999) - Drama, Comedy, Lesbian Romance: A naive teenager is sent to conversion therapy camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian. But I'm A Cheerleader Trailer

Pariah (2011) - Drama, Lesbian Romance: A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. Pariah Trailer

Kiss Me (2011) - Drama, Lesbian Romance: A Swedish film, wherein a young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her stepmother's lesbian daughter.Kiss Me Trailer

July 09, 2013

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT Y'ALL! Women's Film Night at RU12?

 

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Come to the center from 8-10PM for a screening of Itty Bitty Titty Committee in all its queer women loving glory!!! It's free and guaranteed to be fun!



From the director of But I'm a Cheerleader, Jamie Babbit brings us a bad-ass, feminist, lesbian comedy.

It's got something for everyone; feminist underground activism, lesbian plot-lines, patriarchy-smashing, and that cutie JD Samson from Le Tigre!

Check out the trailer

Open to all community members!


 

 

July 02, 2013

TONIGHT! Waterfront Picnic and Family-Friendly Film


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Tonight, bring your camp chairs or a blanket for lounging in the grass, food and beverages for you and your family (with or without kids), frisbee (and probably some bug spray, given all the wet weather we've been having!) and join us for a Waterfront Park Picnic! We'll be meeting at 5:30pm outside of Skinny Pancake (60 Lake Street)--look for the Pride Flag!--to stake out some turf in Waterfront Park for a low-key Family Program Picnic from 5:30-6:45pm! For a modest donation, RU12? will have some light snacks to supplement your meal.

Following this, around 6:45pm, we'll be heading up to Main Street Landing (also at 60 Lake Street) for a free (kid-friendly) 7pm screening of National Lampoon's Vacation in the Main Street Landing Film House. All donations collected directly benefit the RU12? Community Center! Hope to see you there!

Please drop a line (call the Center at 860.7812 or email jean@ru12.org) if you have any questions, and look for more scheduling from our Family Program soon!

July 01, 2013

Women's Film Night

 

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Join us for our Women's Film Night hosted at the center. We will be screening The Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007)!

From the director of But I'm a Cheerleader, Jamie Babbit brings us a bad-ass, feminist, lesbian comedy.

It's got something for everyone; feminist underground activism, lesbian plot-lines, patriarchy-smashing, and that cutie JD Samson from Le Tigre!

Check out the trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpQSJjK_ENg

Open to all community members! Hosted at the RU12? Community Center on Tuesday July 9 from 8-10pm.

June 21, 2013

Northeast Kingdom LGBT Elders Interview

 

Here's a short (16 minute) youtube interview that one of Northeast Vermont Area Agency on Aging (NEVAAA)'s staff members did with a community member in the area (Elisa Lucozzi, co-pastor at St. Johnsbury's North Congregationalist Church) about some of the specific issues LGBT-identified aging adults face. This was in preparation for the May Catamount Arts screening of movie GEN Silent (http://stumaddux.com/GEN_SILENT.html).

This is not only a nice overview of the need for such films but Elisa also talks about the work RU12? is doing with the LGBT Elders SafeSpaces program. Please drop Jean a line if you have questions, comments or concerns, and feel free to share the interview with anyone else you think might be interested. And thanks Sha'an and Elisa for a great interview!

 

May 29, 2013

GLAMflix: Struck by Lightning -Thurs 7pm

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Come on down to RU12? (still in the Champlain Mill, Winooski) for May's GLAM Flixx, on a new day! Thursday at 7p join us for other fabulous people, big projected movie, and plenty of snacks. 

This event is open to people of all genders, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

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May 13, 2013

Tonight 6 pm Gen Silent

Gen Silent Monday, May 13th, 6pm

RU12? Community Center, Champlain Mill in Winooski


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Stu Maddux’s award winning documentary GEN Silent poignantly illustrates the discrimination facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) seniors as they seek long- and short-term health/home care services, and profiles a group of Boston-area LGBT seniors who face the difficult decision of whether or not to go back in the closet as a result. Many LGBT seniors fear bias, discrimination and alienation as they move into senior housing and assisted living facilities; LGBT seniors are also more likely to live alone and be reluctant to allow caregivers and providers into their home due to fear of discrimination.

RU12? Second Monday Screening is a cooperative effort of Vermont's LGBT and ally community.  Screenings are free and open to the public. Snacks provided. Learn about the lives of LGBT people - the pain, the victories, the progress, and the challenges that persist.

As the series' name suggests, screenings are held on the second Monday of every month at RU12?. Film begins at 6pm, discussion to follow. Special thanks to VGSA and other community volunteers for making these events possible.

May 08, 2013

Monday May 13th Film and Discussion Series- Gen Silent

Gen Silent Monday, May 13th, 6pm

RU12? Community Center, Champlain Mill in Winooski


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Stu Maddux’s award winning documentary GEN Silent poignantly illustrates the discrimination facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) seniors as they seek long- and short-term health/home care services, and profiles a group of Boston-area LGBT seniors who face the difficult decision of whether or not to go back in the closet as a result. Many LGBT seniors fear bias, discrimination and alienation as they move into senior housing and assisted living facilities; LGBT seniors are also more likely to live alone and be reluctant to allow caregivers and providers into their home due to fear of discrimination.

RU12? Second Monday Screening is a cooperative effort of Vermont's LGBT and ally community.  Screenings are free and open to the public. Snacks provided. Learn about the lives of LGBT people - the pain, the victories, the progress, and the challenges that persist.

As the series' name suggests, screenings are held on the second Monday of every month at RU12?. Film begins at 6pm, discussion to follow. Special thanks to VGSA and other community volunteers for making these events possible.

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