Save the date! Next Saturday, June 16, is IDYGF’s OFFICIAL Launch Party! If you’re over 18 and are in Edmonton, join us!
No cover but we are graciously requesting donations at the door. Our goal is to raise $1,000 for the Pride Centre of Edmonton .
So get your cute butts down to Hooliganz Pub (10704 124 St).
What: Beers for Queers
When: Thursday, March 29 at 8pm
Where: The Empress Ale House
The Empress’ monthly queer event. No cover; arrive early to avoid the line up.
What: Womonspace Spring Fling Dance and Auction
When: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Where: Bellevue Hall
Silent auction donation gets you in for free! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or wsmarketing@hotmail for more information.
What: “The Status of Queer, 2012” Conference
When: Saturday April 28, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South (7230 Argyll Road)
The focus of the conference is “Moving Forward.” Now that many of the legal battles for rights have (arguably) been won, our community has the daunting task of determining what we are fighting for.
What - F*** Equality: Erotic Short Stories for Rowdy Queers
Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Against Equality (www.againstequality.org) is putting together a new anthology of erotic fiction, so they need your help! They’re looking for submissions of original, unpublished stories between 1500 – 2000 words that incorporate their political agenda of challenging mainstream gay and lesbian politics (ie. marriage, military service, and hate crimes legislation) into the storyline. They want to hear about your wildest fantasies of raucous anti-war organizing, lesbian wolf packs fighting to end anti-queer violence (Born in Flames tribute anyone?), trans prison librarians organizing erotic poetry writing groups, seducing marriage equality interns to the dark side, and lots more! These are just a few examples to get all your juices flowing. And remember: political erotica (when is erotica not political?) doesn’t have to be dull and didactic – let your imaginations run wild! Submissions are due May 15th by email to againstequality<at>gmail<dot>com; they hope to complete the editing process early in the summer. Each contributor selected for publication will receive two copies of the book as compensation. Submissions should be formatted as either .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .txt files. Please include a short 50 – 100 word bio.