Mar
29
Sun
A Sunday Afternoon with OUTlaw @ LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Room 106
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You are invited to join the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center’s LGBT student group, OUTLAW for a campus screening and panel discussion of the documentary “The New Black”. The panel will consist of special guests LSU Vice Provost for Diversity, Dereck Rovaris, The New Black Co-Producer, Angela Tucker, and Community Activists Tucker Barry and Kayla Mulford.

Food will be Served! – Not pizza!

ALL ARE INVITED!

LSU LAW ROOM 106

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.

The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.

Apr
27
Mon
Shine the Light @ East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Shine the Light is an event hosted collaboratively by Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) and HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two (HAART).

STAR’s mission is to provide support, education and advocacy to empower all individuals and families affected by sexual trauma, and engage and mobilize the community to prevent sexual trauma.

HAART’s mission is to improve our community through health and wellness education, and the provision of comprehensive quality services.

The event will take place on Monday, April 27, 2015 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, and is FREE and open to the public.

Doors open at 6:00pm and the program is scheduled to run from 6:30-8:30pm.

This event serves to:

  • Promote and educate about the importance of healthy sexuality and sexual health
  • Provide a safe space to support and empower those affected by sexual trauma and/or HIV/AIDS and other STIs
  • Show the linkage between unhealthy or abusive relationships, sexual trauma, and STI transmission
  • Provide a space where participants can openly discuss stigma, victim-blaming, and shaming

Individuals can participate in three ways:

May
3
Sun
Listen To Your Mother @ The Manship Theatre
May 3 @ 2:00 pm

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER is a show that consists of local people telling their stories about motherhood and our tagline is “giving motherhood a microphone.” The mission of each LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER production is to take the audience on a well-crafted journey that celebrates and validates mothering through giving voice to motherhood–in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor.

This movement started five years ago in Indiana and has blown up to now include shows across America. There will be 39 shows this year nationwide spanning from San Francisco, to Austin, to Chicago, to New York and everywhere in between! We hope this will become an annual production here in Baton Rouge as it has become in so many other unique and diverse places across the country.

hope-houseLISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER aims to support motherhood creatively through artistic expression, and also financially–through contributions to non-profit organizations supporting families in need. Ten percent of all ticket proceeds will go directly to Hope House (a local rehabilitative home for victims of sex trafficking)

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER 2015 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT


Jun
13
Sat
Louisiana Equality March @ Louisiana State Capitol
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Join Capital City Alliance, Equality Louisiana and Louisiana Trans Advocates for the Fourth Annual Louisiana Equality March on Saturday, June 13 at 6 p.m.!

We will march from Baton Rouge Pride Fest at the River Center to our state Capitol for a rally on the steps.

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While building community, changing hearts and minds daily, and working closely with our allies is vital, it is not enough to win fully legal and lived equality in our state. Bringing together a large and diverse community to call for swift and sweeping political change is critical.

With a monumental victory in our fight for the freedom to marry right around the corner, now more than ever, we must chart a path forward for securing all of the remaining rights and freedoms we deserve. A march to our State Capitol is an effective way to do just that. Not to mention, it is important to be surrounded by others shoulder to shoulder in solidarity so that you don’t feel alone in this struggle. We are many and we are in this together.

Your business or nonprofit organization can sign on as a benefactor or cosponsor of the march here. Or checks can be made payable to Equality Louisiana and mailed to 650 N. 6th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.

We encourage all Benefactors to bring any signs, banners or promotional materials, as well as, wear any company/organization attire.

Pride After Hours @ Baton Rouge River Center
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Pride After Hours

Stick around after the free afternoon of Baton Rouge Pride events for “Pride After Hours” with a live band, DJ and special guests.

Music by Mia Borders and her band, as well as DJ Cameron Kelly, and some more hilarious entertainment by the Austin Babtist Women.

Concessions and cash bar, plus lots of dancing and fun.

Tickets $10 in advance or $20 the day of event, available through the Baton Rouge River Center Box Office (no extra fees), Ticketmaster (regular fees apply) or from Baton Rouge Pride team members (no extra fees).

Jun
14
Sun
MCC Pride Worship @ Metropolitan Community Church
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Special Guest Speaker, Brandiilyne Dear (of L Word Mississippi fame) @ 11:00 a.m., followed by an INDOORS Picnic Lunch sponsored by MCCBR and Capital City Alliance (CCA) @ 12:15. Stay for a screening of GLAAD Award winning documentary: L Word Mississippi @ 1:00 p.m.!

“L Word Mississippi” Screening @ Metropolitan Community Church
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Special Guest Speaker, Brandiilyne Dear (of L Word Mississippi fame) @ 11:00 a.m., followed by an INDOORS Picnic Lunch sponsored by MCCBR and Capital City Alliance (CCA) @ 12:15. Stay for a screening of GLAAD Award winning documentary: L Word Mississippi @ 1:00 p.m.!

Apr
17
Sun
Big Gay Movie Night: To Wong Foo – Thanks for Everything @ Splash Nightclub
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Join Capital City Alliance on Sunday, April 17th for its first ever Big Gay Movie Night! Splash Nightclub will open their doors (and bar) at 6pm and the movie will start at 7pm. CCA will have snacks available for purchase. Chairs will be provided.

Our featured movie will be To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar! To Wong Foo features Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo as three drag queens that travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

Admission is FREE (but CCA will be accepting donations at the door)!