Join us at Hound Dogs for an evening of fun and FUNdraising for Baton Rouge Pride. There’ll be drag bingo (and prizes), a 50/50 raffle, a great show and more. Plus, you’ll be supporting a good cause — the 2015 BR Pride festival.
Red Stick Roller Derby is back in action!
Join us on March 28th as we kick off our 7th season in Baton Rouge. The All Stars will face off against the Tragic City Rollers and the Capital Defenders will battle it out with the Cenla Derby Dames.
Doors open at 5:00 PM. The All Stars bout begins at 6:00 PM. The Capital Defenders bout will immediately follow.
Leo’s Rollerland LLC, 1717 N. Airway Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70815
$12 General Admission, $10 with a valid student ID. Kids 11 years of age and under get in FREE with a general admission ticket holder (limit one child per ticket holder).
Tickets can be purchased at the door or online through Brown Paper Tickets.
Afterparty: Spanish Moon, 1109 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Don’t forget to join us after the bout at our after party! Be sure to stop in and buy a drink for your favorite derby girl, zebra, or volunteer!
Where we take women, put them in drag, and they compete to become Miss Dragzilla 2015.
Categories include Talent, Question & Answer, & Evening Gown
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:
Save the date Baton Rouge! HAART’s third annual Dining Out For Life is Thursday, April 30! Baton Rouge is now #2 for new AIDS cases in the US and HAART needs ample funding to continue our efforts to serve families impacted by this disease. The Dining Out For Life® campaign is more than just a fundraiser. Its platform will help us spread the word about HIV/AIDS in our community, an urgent need in Baton Rouge. All the proceeds from this event help HAART continue to provide health insurance assistance, housing, case management, and prevention and outreach services to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
We will march from Baton Rouge Pride Fest at the River Center to our state Capitol for a rally on the steps.
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.