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 email@example.com.) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org.) 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Thanks again to everybody who participated in the 2010 ‘gay? fine by me.’ T-shirt campagin here at Michigan Tech. Extra special thanks to Inter-Residence Hall Council, Wadsworth Hall Students Association, McNair Hall Association, the Presidents Office, the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs and Michigan Tech Housing office for their financial support to accomplish this years campaign.
For those of you not familiar with the g?fbm t-shirt campaign we invite you to visit finebyme.org and visit their about page. Our program here is a continuation of the work started by Duke University in 2003. Below are links to this years pictures, also available are pictures of the campaign throughout it’s years at Michigan Tech.
Thanks Again to the MTU Community who picked and wore their shirts today and we hope you wear them throughout the year and your time here at Michigan Tech.
- Keweenaw Pride
For those of you visiting the website for the first time, this is KeweenawPride.Org the website for Keweenaw Pride. KP is a group of mostly students, but also faculty, staff, administration, and community members devoted to the social, activism and support of GLBTA peoples in the Keweenaw Area. We are very excited starting off this 09-10 school year and hope you will join us for meetings, which are at 8PM in the Alumni Lounge of the MUB.
Meetings are a lot of fun because right after the meeting we usually have a social…sometimes we go to perkins, sometimes we go bowling, sometimes we just talk, either way its definietly not something you want to miss. Throughout the year KP does a lot of events that we encompass in what we call the rainbow calendar. Upcoming we have the Gay? Fine by me. Tee Shirt giveaway, and K-Day, both of which are a lot of fun.
So…you should get involved…remember 8PM in the Alumni Lounge of the MUB…hope to see you there.
About 15 members attended the social, and everybody seemed to have fun getting rid of some stress and testing their accuracy and precision with the rifle team at the range.
Congratulations and good luck to our 2009 spring semesters graduates. Elsa, Larry, Christan, Michael, Lycus, Jeff, Reychl and Jess.
Keweenaw Pride celebrated the hard work and success of our graduates at our end of the year picnic/get together. The weather might not of been picnic perfect but a good time was had by all. Brats, hot dogs, hamburgers, salad and cake followed by climbing trees, and then relaxing for hours just chilling as a group.
A special thank you to Elsa, Christian, Michael, Lycus and Jeff for their hard work as members of Keweenaw Prides executive board over the past 4+ years.
Feel free to leave comments thanking them for their efforts, and encouraging them as they prepare to enter the world outside of Michigan Tech.
Pride Week 2009
Sunday, April 05
Free Film, Milk
2:00 & 5:00 pm
KP is bringing the Oscar winning movie about California’s first openly gay elected official to campus, free of charge. The film covers the last years of Harvey Milk’s career, with his move to San Francisco from New York in 1972 from his 40th birthday until his death. His political, and romantic, losses and triumphs are displayed in the film and display how much this man did to change the country. Two showings will be aired, once again, free of charge. More info can be viewed at www.milkthemovie.com
Monday, April 06
GLBTA Civil Rights as an Ally
Our panel of student and staff experts will help you understand how as a current or prospective Ally you can better help the GLBT community in the fight for Civil Rights. What exactly can you do here at Tech or in the nation as a whole to help promote equality? Its alright if you don’t consider yourself an Ally or don’t feel you know what you may provide. This discussion is meant to help you understand what exactly it means to be an Ally.
Tuesday, April 07
Speaker, John Corvino
Rosza Center for the Performing Arts
Since 1992, John Corvino has been demolishing myths about homosexuality and morality. A philosophy professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, he is also known as “The Gay Moralist”—a biweekly columnist for LOGO Online’s 365gay.com. He has written over 100 articles, which have appeared in regional and national print media, at the online Independent Gay Forum, and in various scholarly journals and books. Combining philosophical rigor with sensitivity and humor, Dr. Corvino invites campus to join him in an ongoing dialogue on Homosexuality, Morality, and Diversity. This presentation is provided FREE by Keweenaw Pride and the Student Entertainment Board, so invite all your friends.
Wednesday, April 08
Guess the Straight Person
Does having a lisp as a guy make you gay? Does riding a motorcycle make a woman a lesbian? Our panel of Michigan Tech students will dissect the myths that surround sexuality, and whether the stereotypes rally hold true. Sometimes they do and well, sometimes…Do you think you can guess who is and isn’t straight?
Thursday, April 09
Meet the Queens
DHH Campus Study Lounge
Miss Joey Black and Cass Marie Domino will be coming to campus early for this personal meeting. Hear their life stories and find out more about their lives as Queens. Find out what they have gone through in their lives, and what it really means to be a drag queen.
Friday, April 10
As a final celebration to the week, we welcome you to our 10th annual Drag Show. Miss Joey Black, along three other queens including the world renowned Cher impersonator, Miss Candi Stratton, will be performing. Don’t know what a Drag Show is? Well it definitely has nothing to do with fast Cars!! Drag show’s are when fabulous entertainers, Queens(men) and Kings(women) dress up in stunning costumes of members of the opposite sex and perform(lip sync) songs from famous artists. It’s tongue-in-cheek entertainment where gender boundaries are annihilated, and we have a lot of fun along the way.
We will also be featuring our Amateur Competition, where your classmates will compete, IN DRAG, for fantastic prizes and the adoration of the crowd. Prizes packages are donated from local businesses, and awarded by a panel of student judges. Thinking of competing? Register ahead of time, or show up at the door with your makeup done and music in hand! To make sure you get on the list you should email us at email@example.com and let us know you plan to compete, time and slots are limited.