Keweenaw Pride has accomplished some massive things over the last few months, so I just figured I should fill y’all in!
Keep in mind that KP’s Facebook account is gone, but we have a page now. Just go like it to stay in tough with all the news we post there. (Quite a bit more often…)
In December, we raised over $2500 dollars to spend on free instant HIV test kits that were given away for World AIDS Day. They use saliva and are done at home in 20 minutes. Extra kits are available at The Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the Hamar House, or you can buy one at these *fine* retailers near you.
Just two weeks ago, the executive board met during winter break and we finished making the ENTIRE budget for next year. (It’s months ahead of schedule…we deserve a medal!!!) On that note however, did you know that Keweenaw Pride spends over 25 thousand dollars every year? We put on a lot of programs for campus and the community and we don’t charge for a single one. So, if you’re one of our fabulous alums making gazillions from your awesome Tech degree, feel free to go donate at the Michigan Tech Fund. You can even set it up to take a certain amount or percentage out of your paycheck.
Finally, this week we’ve complete our plans for MBLGTACC at Michigan State coming up in two weeks. See you there?
Ok, so we’ve done the New Year and the New Accomplishments are listed above, but how’s the New You? (Let us know in the comments.)
-Tim Ward, Public Relations Officer, Keweenaw Pride
And just like that, GLBTQ History Month is upon us. Wow, last year’s seems like yesterday, but this year we have a bunch of programming on campus for everyone. Please see the below flyer for information on campus events. All are open tot he public, so come on out and have a good time.
Anyway, GLBTQ History Month celebrates, you guessed it…the History of all things GLBTQ, so for some awesome little teasers about GLBTQA people in history (30 seconds each), please visit: http://www.lgbthistorymonth.com/
This is a busy week for Keweenaw Pride.
TONIGHT is the Gay? Fine By Me t-shirt folding at 7, then our general meeting at 8, then some social time at 9. – All in the MUB Peninsula Room.
TOMORROW at 12 in the MUB commons and at 1 in Fisher is the Gay? Fine By Me t-shirt giveaway. (First come, first served. Be there early!)
FRIDAY is the Gay? Fine By Me Photo at 11:50 AM at the MUB Circle. (Rain Location = Library) It’s supposed to be 65 and sunny, so come on out and SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!!!
Join the Facebook event for all of it @ https://www.facebook.com/events/428108307211573/
P.S. – Our sister org, oSTEM (out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is hosting a really cool film screening about Alan Turing tomorrow night at 7 in Fisher 135. (It’s free, concessions too!) Get more info and join in on the fun here: https://www.facebook.com/events/418786881502938/
Tim - Keweenaw Pride Public Relations
My apologies for not updating the sight for the last two months. Here is a quick recap of what we have done. We had the the G?FBM T-shirt pass out September 21th and then the retreat that weekend. Both went off without a hitch and were amazing. As a kick off to GLBT history month on October 1st housing sponsored us to have a booth for the black out hockey game. They also donated money for us to get black “gay? fine by Michigan Tech” T-shirts for the game. It was a lot of fun for all involved. October 11th was National Coming Out Day; we had our rainbow door out in front of the MUB. We got pictures of people who wanted them as they came through the door and will soon be sending them out to the people who wanted a copy. Robyn Ochs came up October 18th and gave a few lectures and seminars. I was not able to attend, but I have heard Robyn speak before and it was very interesting. We watched Before Stonewall and After Stonewall as two of our GLBT history month films. Josh Burford came up October 27th and did a lecture on “GLBTQ History: Reclaiming the Queer Past.” Then for November we watched “Two Spirits” on the 3rd. And most recently we observed Transgender Day of Remembrance. The original plan was to go out to Chutes and Ladders, release sky lanterns and say prayer for all those who have been lost in the last year to violence and hatred. Unfortunately, due to weather conditions we could not make it out to Chutes and Ladders so we instead had a moment of silence at the general meeting and Nancy said a beautiful prayer.
I will try to keep the site better updated. If you would like any information about any of these stories feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com.
Parade of Nations was a blast and the food was amazing. We had a lot of fun, but the best part is we took first in the float competition (link here once a page is found.) Along with the pride of taking first we also won $250. WOOOOT!!!!!!! Thank you to everyone who helped out with decorating and walking in the parade and Renee for donating her truck.
This week we are folding and passing out shirts. Look for us Thursday in all dining halls, Fisher and the MUB. As always any questions email Rae at Rnbryant@mtu.edu.
Visiting Northern’s group was fun. We had some good times with great people. This week ahead we are meeting Friday to decorate Renee’s truck for Parade of Nations. If you want to know when and where email Brett Campbell at Brettc@mtu.edu. Then Saturday we will walk in the Parade from Hancock to Houghton. If you want to know when and where we will meet email Brett Campbell at Brettc@mtu.edu.
The year has started and we are all happy to be back from our long boring summers. This year is full of promise and ideas. We already have a ton of events planned and hope to see you all there. This Tuesday (9-13-11) we are planning a trip to OUTlook in Marquette. (E-mail Rae if you would like to join at firstname.lastname@example.org.) Thursday there is a GLBT discussion at the Canterbury House. Then in the next couple weeks it is time for “gay? fine by me.” t-shirt pass out in Wads, McNair, DHH, Fisher and MUB. Then this week we are participating in ‘Parade of Nations’ on Saturday. The next weekend is retreat in Lake Linden and Copper Harbor. Then National Coming out Day is October eleventh. If you want to attend any of these feel free to e-mail Rae (email@example.com.) I hope to see you all at these events. I will give more info as events get closer.
This year has been a lot of fun. From National Coming Out Day to the end of the year Adopt-A-Highway clean up we had fun and got a lot done. I want to know what your favorite event was this year and what you want to see happen next year. Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post them to the website (www.keweenawpride.org) through out the summer. It can be a page or a couple of sentences and let me know if you want your name on it or a fake name. Also pictures are needed as well. Have a great summer and I hope to see you all this fall.
Also pics of Adopt-A-Highway are up on the in the gallery on the website now.
All the events this week went out off without a hitch. If you got any pictures of any events please send them to Nick Gravlin at email@example.com. If you missed any of the events it’s okay, because there is always next year.
We are moving forward this month with our sister pride group with the OUTlook spring formal April 9th at 6:00 pm in the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House. Admission is $5.00 at the door if you are with KP. Any questions can be directed to an admin of this event or emailed to NMUOUTLook@gmail.com.
Then we have Day of Silence and Night of Noise April 15th where KP is going to Northern that evening to make noise in Marquette after we have our TBD event during the day on campus.