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Podcast by Johnnie Terry with Sac Pride Live regarding Pride Days.

Pride Days Activities

Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Community Organization, Student Club and Informational tabling in the Quad
  • Free HIV testing with rapid results
  • Fund raising with proceeds to benefit B.R.A.V.E., Bullies Really Are Violating Everyone, including a Cake Walk and "Pie a Professor or Pelt him/her with Water Balloons." (Professor schedule to follow)

Academic Presentations

All presentations in the Fireside Room, Bldg. J, Rocklin Campus

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

8:00 a.m. Johnnie Terry: Addressing the Unique Needs of LGBTIQ Students. Why Pride Days? Why the focus on LGBTIQ students and staff? This presentation focuses on needs unique to the LGBTIQ population and why it matters.

9:30 a.m. Tina Reynolds: "Equality...When will we get there?" Activism from Stonewall (1969) to the recent Supreme Court decisions regarding marriage.

11:00 a.m. Ann Bannon: "Pioneers: Building a Launch Pad for Today’s LGBT Literature. It had to start somewhere: the literature mirroring LGBT life today. And for many, it starts in the mid-20th Century with the novels and stories published as pulp paperbacks, bringing readers a new promise of hope and startling realism.”

12:30 p.m. Joseff Gonzales: A gay prison warden tells his story about life as a day-time warden and night time parent.

2:00 p.m. Mary Moon and the Peer Health Advocates talk about the intersection between LGBTIQ and mental health poster

6-10 p.m. Film Screening: Breaking Through. Q&A with director to follow. Dietrich Theatre Movie preview.
In this feature-length documentary, openly LGBT elected officials tell their stories of self-doubt and triumph, revealing a deeply personal, rarely seen side of politicians and gay people. 

Wednesday, November 6

8:00 a.m. Joe Medeiros: "Against Nature? Sexual Diversity in the Animal Kingdom" So you think humans invented anything new? A graphic and hilarious expose' of raw nature itself. A biologist looks at the realities of nature and the evolutionary reasons for sexual diversity in the world. (P.S. It's been working for 3.5 billion years!)

9:30 a.m. Ben Hudson and the Gender Health Center: "Gender 101" Sex? Gender? Transgender? Transsexual? This presentation guides through the conceptual fishhooks and describes the reality of gendered/genderless lives.

11:00 a.m. George Raya and Ron Williams: "LGBT Politics" Two celebrated, long-time, local LGBT rights advocates talk about their involvement with the LGBT civil rights movement over time.

12:30 p.m. Tricia Lord: "Queer Tattoos: Body Graphic Narratives: Tattoos tell stories. This presentation focuses on outsider stories in tattoo images.

2:00 p.m. Felice Picano and Ron Williams: A Witness to History. Award winning, noted gay author Felice Picano reads from his latest book, 20th Century Un-Limited, which includes 2 intriguing tales: “Wonder City of the West” and “Ingoldsby.” Hollywood was a gay Mecca between the two World Wars, and never more so than in the 1930's. Picano will also narrate oral histories of the period he was privileged to obtain, interlaced with a visual presentation and audience discussion.
Native San Franciscan, Ron Williams, will also give a visual presentation and read from his recently published memoir San Francisco’s Native Sissy Son. The book highlights Williams' 50 years as a gay man in San Francisco and particularly in The Castro. It's told from the perspective of an innocent fresh out of the closet, who naïvely witnessed but also participated in the Bay Area's early gay history.

6-10 p.m. Bisexuality themed movie night

6-8 p.m. Special off-campus event co-sponsored by the Lavender Library and the Sierra College Spectrum Committee. Meet the director: Cindy Abel. In a casual setting with refreshments served by the Spectrum Committee, meet the director of Breaking Through. This event will be at The Lavender Library, 1414 21st Street, Sacramento.

Thursday, November 7  

8:00 a.m. Ryan Parino and Jacob Penney. "LGBT Representation and Influences in Video Games" Explores the inclusion of LGBT characters and themes in video games and how this reflects society's view of LGBT people.

9:30 a.m. Bren Ahearn: Crafty Queers, v 4.0, Bren Ahearn will take a look not only at historical queers who made crafts, but also at the contemporary queer craft/DIY movement. 

11:00 a.m. Michelle Johnson: "Queer Poetry Slam"  Poetry from students and special guests: Foster and Jovi Radtke

12:30 p.m. Kristara: Four Time Empress of Alaska talks about Transexuality

2:00 p.m. Lisa Ford Berry: A mother talks about her son's bullycide and the creation of BRAVE (Bully's Really Are Violating Everyone)

3:30-4:30 p.m. Rainbow Alliance Student Club Meeting in Bldg. MT 11.

6-6:15 p.m. Welcome Address: President Willy Duncan

6:15-7:30 p.m. Key Note: Invisible No More!
Dietrich Theatre

Pat Thompson and Barb Brass tell their shared story of being lesbian in the military under Don't Ask/Don't Tell. Pat, in her official military capacity, was tapped to chair the committee that discharged the highest-ranking officer discharged under the now-defunct Don't Ask/Don't Tell policy, Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer.
7:30-7:45 p.m. Intermission
7:45-9:30 p.m. Drag performances. Dietrich Theatre. A $5 donation request benefits the Spectrum Committee.
M.C.s: Krissy Gilbert, Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Faculty
Performers: Students: ASSC Group, Ami Dodge, Kelsie Hale, Kyle Ketsdever, Courtney McArthur, Jared Leroy Moore, Dylan Powers; Faculty and Staff: Anthony Gill, Art; Laurence Lambert, French; Shawna Martinez, Biology; Megan Seely, Sociology; Johnnie Terry, Humanities and Philosophy; Kathleen Taylor, Psychology

Community Sponsors:

Atlantis Moon ProductionsAssociated Students of Sierra CollegeBrave SocietyCloset Door Theatre CompanyLavender LibraryPFLAGRainbow AllianceSac Pride LiveSacramento International Gay and Lesbian Film FestivalSidetrax

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