11 a.m. – 6 p.m. @ Lee Park
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Keep the Party Going:
8 p.m. Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestling (CLAW), a benefit for the Cville Derby Dames
This is one of THE most fun things to do in Charlottesville! Enjoy the high-energy circus of brazen, bawdy women arm wrestling and strutting their stuff. Drinks and dancing behind the Blue Moon Diner.
Cville Pride will be raffling off VIP tickets to this fun, wild, unique event. Stay tuned!
Equality Virginia Joins You to CookOUT for Marriage Equality!
What are you doing the weekend of May 17th? Sign up to host a CookOUT for Marriage Equality!
There is nothing more American than a backyard CookOUT! Hosting a CookOUT for Marriage Equality is a fun way to come together with family, friends, and neighbors in celebration of marriage.
Join in on the fun on May 17th or 18th by hosting a CookOUT!
Last year's CookOUTs were a huge success - check out some photos here. We hope you will host a CookOUT this year to make an even bigger splash!
We chose the weekend of May 17 and 18 for the CookOUTs this year because on May 13th, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear oral arguments for Bostic v. Schaefer. Join us that weekend by celebrating the marriages that Virginia does not yet recognize, sharing your stories, and posting photos of your weddings and CookOUTs as a way to show support for the couples in this case!
Anybody can host a CookOUT - all it takes is a few friends and a couple of hours to spare on a weekend afternoon.
We are almost 40% to our goal of having 50 CookOUTs across Virginia. Get us closer to our goal by signing up today!
On Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., Kings Dominion will host the annual Gay and Lesbian Night benefitting Brother, Help Thyself (BHT). BHT is a 501(c)3 grant-giving organization, supporting the LGBTQ community in the greater Washington/Baltimore region.
DJ Steve Henderson of Chicago once again returns and will play the hottest music mixes on International Street starting at 10:00 p.m. (a whole hour earlier than previous years) and going until close at 1:00 a.m. Also new this year will be the ability to buy and carry alcohol throughout the theme park.
“It has been great fun and so rewarding leading the charge planning this annual event that benefits so many in our community," said Andrew McCarty, Secretary and C.O.M.M.A.N.D. MC's representative on the BHT board. Board President and Beltway Bears’ representative Jim Slattery added, “So many of our attendees over the years have said they wished the dance party would start earlier and this year we thought,
‘why not?’ We’re really thrilled to have the opportunity to broaden the appeal of this fantastic event.”
In addition to the many rides, including the Rebel Yell, the Anaconda, Volcano: The Blast Coaster and the Intimidator 305, be
sure to enjoy a romantic moonlit view from atop the Eiffel Tower. Note: the Water Park and Planet Snoopy will not be open for this private nighttime event.
“We hope you’ll join in on the fun, all while helping Brother, Help Thyself raise funds and awareness for the many LGBTQ organizations in our region,” said Slattery. “It will be much more fun with you there!”
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit our website at www.brotherhelpthyself.org.
(Kings Dominion is a major destination amusement park at 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047)
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Inside this issue...
Travel highlights in VIRGINIA, including Shenandoah Valley and 5 of our top hotspots; Luxury travel to The Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park, NY; A culinary walk through Boston; Our continued series of LGBT History, featuring the state of Virginia; A special feature on sex appeal and how to get it; Gay family travel experiences in Disney World; International travel recommendations to Buenos Aires, St. Barth, & Stockholm; Insight into that infamous red marriage equality logo that went viral and took over 2.7 million facebook profile pics; And for all you avid summer campers, we bring you the 10 essential wilderness survival items.
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Anyone can stand up for marriage equality!
It’s time for Virginians to stand up and celebrate the relationships that our government does not. CookOUT for Marriage Equality on June 22 or 23 and join Equality Virginia and couples across the Commonwealth in anticipation of the Supreme Court's decisions on Prop 8 and DOMA.
Gay and lesbian couples – even those married outside of Virginia – are not recognized by the state or federal government. You can play a part in educating Virginians.
Help us reach our goal of sharing the stories of 50 couples through hosting 50 events across Virginia. It’s easy to help! Invite your friends, fire-up the grill, and party for equality.
We're telling the stories of gays and lesbians denied federal benefits and those denied the freedom to marry because of Virginia’s Anti-Marriage Amendment. This is about changing hearts and minds across Virginia and putting human faces to the issue.
Are you a couple legally married out-of-state or waiting to marry in Virginia? Do you know a couple you would like celebrate by hosting an event? Sign-up to host a CookOUT today.
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