Thursday, April 28, 2011

Our New Window

So, the Homophobic Tapist returned, with even more venom & bile than before. So, we decided to make good on our earlier promise. Voila! Our new window! Beautiful, no?

When others try to silence and shame the people you love and care about, the only proper response is to make your support even more vocal and visible.

Be sure to visit and support the Pride & Color blog, the folks who made these wonderful posters -

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Loca author Susan Stinson wins literary award!

Huzzah! Local author Susan Stinson wins the "Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize" from Lambda Literary Foundation!

Alex Sanchez and Susan Stinson Awarded Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize
This week the Lambda Literary Foundation announced the two recipients of the Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists’ Prize – the largest monetary prize awarded exclusively to a self-identified LGBT writer. This year the prize recognizes young adult novelist, Alex Sanchez (Rainbow Boys), and novelist, Susan Stinson (Venus of Chalk). more
Congratulations, Susan! You rock!

Be sure to check out the novel that won her this award: Venus of Chalk

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Night of Liberation!

A Benefit Concert for the Prison Birth Project
CHARLES NEVILLE & ROGER SALLOOM April 23rd 7-9:15pm Northampton High School Auditorium

Also Performing: V Haddad, Sugati & Chris Phillips, Rae & Devin Griffiths, Kennethia & Nancy Tolson, Ellen Clegg, Ann Sirignano, Fabiola Guiteau, Ricardo Frota, WT Funk

"This Spring we are presenting 'Liberation!' a multi-cultural performance arts concert to benefit The Prison Birth Project. The show will explore the subject of 'Liberation' through the music, dance, and poetry of an eclectic mix of world-class local artists. The performance will include spoken word poetry written by mothers currently or formerly incarcerated."

Tickets: $12-20 sliding scale. Children under 5 = free.

For more info, check out The Prison Birth Project.

Greg Mortenson = Tool

well, what a surprise... (not really).

Investigation throws "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson's charity work into doubt

An investigation by "60 Minutes" to be broadcast this weekend will cite multiple sources that contend some of the most inspiring stories in Greg Mortenson's books "Three Cups of Tea" and "Stones into Schools" are not true.

Significantly, Mortenson's origin story -- of being saved by a remote village in Afghanistan and promising to build a school for them -- appears to be a fabrication. ...

And according to "60 Minutes," Mortenson's charity, the Central Asia Institute, has spent more money in the the U.S. talking about education in Pakistan and Afghanistan than actually building and supporting schools there. The television program talks to charity waltchdog group that has concerns about the financial management of the group.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ladyfest at Flywheel!

Don't miss Ladyfest Easthampton! A three day music and arts festival with hands-on workshops, vendors, and performances in Easthampton, Massachusetts put on by the ever-awesome Flywheel Arts Collective. diy/underground ladies unite!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

R.I.P. Manning Marable

Manning Marable, noted professor of history and African-American studies, passed away yesterday, April 1st, 2011. He had just completed his biography of Malcolm X, called Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, a book he had been working on for more than 15 years.

Farewell, Mr. Marable. You shall be missed.

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