Month: September 2014

Pride Celebrations: October, 2014, Part II…


Here is what the rest of the world is doing to celebrate LGBTQIA Pride in October, 2014.

Here we go…

 

Saturday, October 11, 2014–“Kansai Rainbow Parade,” Osaka, Japan

http://www.kansaiparade.org/

(PLEASE NOTE: If you are unfamiliar with Japanese, you may wish to view the aforementioned Website by using Google Chrome, for a rough translation of the text)

Monday, October 13–Sunday, October 19, 2014–“Maspalomas Fetish Week,” Gran Canaria, Spain

http://maspalomasfetishweek.com/

Friday, October 17, 2014–“HustlaBall Berlin,” Berlin, Germany

http://www.hustlaball.de/

Monday, October 20-Saturday, November 15, 2014–“GlasGay! Festival,” Glasgow, Scotland

http://glasgay.co.uk/

Thursday, October 23-Sunday, October 26, 2014–“Amsterdam Leather Pride,” Amsterdam, Netherlands

http://rob.eu/get-ruff.com/

(And yes, this is listed as the official Website, however I recommend those of you that want more information about this event, you may wish to visit the following Website:

http://www.gaywelcome.com/gay-events-detail/19/leather-fetish/amsterdam/leather-pride-weekend.php )

Saturday, October 25, 2014–“Johannesburg Pride,” Johannesburg, South Africa

http://johannesburgpride.co.za/

Also on Saturday, October 25, 2014–“Taiwan LGBT Pride,” Taiwan, China

http://twpride.org/

(Again, if you are not fluent in [in this case] Chinese, you may wish to view the Website using Google Chrome, but the entire page was not translated from Chinese into English for me).

 

Thank you, again, for honoring who you are and what you do, and for honoring who I AM and what I do, too.SKSR57211-18-Rainbow-Flag-Cutout

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Pride Celebrations: October, 2014, Part I…


The LGBTQIA Pride Celebrations continue, and here is what is happening in October, of this year, in the United States of America:

 

Thursday, October 2-Monday, October 6, 2014–“Dallas Black Gay Pride/Dallas Southern Pride,” Dallas, Texas

http://www.dallassouthernpride.com/

Thursday, October 2-Sunday, October 12, 2014–“Fort Worth Gay Pride,” Forth Worth, Texas

Friday, October 3-Sunday, October 5, 2014–“Gay Days Anaheim,” Disneyland, Anaheim, California

http://www.gaydaysanaheim.com/

Saturday, October 4, 2014–“Blue Ridge Pride,” Asheville, North Carolina

http://www.blueridgepride.org/

Saturday, October 4-Sunday, October 5, 2014–“Jacksonville Gay Pride/River City Pride,” Jacksonville, Florida

http://www.rivercitypride.com/

Sunday, October 5, 2014–“Little Rock/Central Arkansas Pride,” Little Rock, Arkansas

http://centralarkansaspride.com/ (I have begun losing count of how many Pride Festival Organizers are using WordPress blogs for their Pride Celebrations!)

Monday, October 6-Sunday, October 12, 2014–“Come Out with Pride,” Orlando, Florida

http://comeoutwithpride.com/

Thursday, October 9-Sunday, October 12, 2014–“Octobearfest,” Denver, Colorado

http://frontrangebears.org/obf/

Friday, October 10-Sunday, October 12, 2014–“Baltimore Black Gay Pride,” Baltimore, Maryland

http://www.blackpridebaltimore.org/

Saturday, October 11, 2014–“Fort Myers Gay Pride,” Fort Myers, Florida

http://www.pridecenterswfl.com/

Also on Saturday, October 11, 2014–“Pride by the Beach,” Oceanside, California

http://www.northcountypride.com/

And also on Saturday, October 11, 2014–“Tuscon’s Official Pride Parade,” Tucson, Arizona

http://www.tucsonpride.org/

From Saturday, October 11-Sunday, October 12, 2014–“Atlanta Pride,” Atlanta, Georgia

http://atlantapride.org/

Sunday, October 12, 2014–“Outfest,” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

http://www.phillygaypride.org/

Also on Sunday, October 12, 2014–“HustlaBall,” Manhattan, NYC, New York

http://www.hustlaball.com/

Friday, October 17-Sunday, October 26, 2014–“Gainesville Pride Days,” Gainesville, Florida

http://www.pridecommunitycenter.org/

Friday, October 17-Sunday, October 19, 2014–“Nashville Gay Black Pride,” Nashville, Tennessee

http://bronetwktn.wix.com/brothersunitednetwork

Saturday, October 18, 2014–“Pride in the Desert,” Tucson, Arizona

http://www.tucsonpride.org/

Also on Saturday, October 18, 2014–“Bakersfield Pride,” Bakersfield, California

http://www.bakersfieldpride.org/

And also on Saturday, October 18, 2014–“Sarasota Pride,” Sarasota, Florida

http://sarasotapride.org/

Saturday, October 25, 2014–“Hudson Pride,” Jersey City, New Jersey

http://hudsonpride.org/

Friday, October 31, 2014–“Hollywood Halloween Carnaval,” West Hollywood, California

http://www.visitwesthollywood.com/halloween-carnaval/

Friday, October 31-Sunday, November 2, 2014–“Eureka Springs Fall Diversity Weekend,” Eureka Springs, Arkansas

http://www.gayeurekasprings.com/content/diversity-weekends

 

Thank you for honoring who you are and what you do, and for honoring who I AM and what I do, too.rainbowflagborderless

Pride Celebrations: September, 2014, Part II…


Here is what the rest of the world is doing to celebrate LGBT Pride in September, 2014.

Here we go…

 

The following International Pride Celebrations are taking place from Thursday, September 4-Sunday, September 7, 2014–

“Bears on Ice,” Reykjavik, Iceland

http://bearsonice.org/

“Salt Spring Island Gay Pride/Gulf Islands Gay Pride,” British Columbia, Canada

Sunday, September 7, 2014–“Florianopolis Gay Pride,” Florianopolis, Brazil

(PLEASE NOTE: I used Ask.com, Google, and Bing to find a Website for Florianopolis Gay Pride, but to no avail).

Monday, September 8-Sunday, September 14, 2014–“Orgullo en Benidorm (Pride in Benidorm), Benidorm, Spain

http://www.benidormpride.com/

Saturday, September 13-Sunday, September 14, 2014–“Folsom Europe,” Berlin, Germany

http://www.folsomeurope.info/

Saturday, September 20, 2014–“Brisbane Pride,” Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

http://brisbanepridefestival.com.au/

Wednesday, September 24-Sunday, September 28, 2014–“Curacao Gay Pride,” Curacao, Dutch Caribbean

http://www.curacaopride.com/

 

Thank you for honoring who you are and what you do.

From an issue of "New Spotlight News Magazine."
From an issue of “New Spotlight News Magazine.”

Pride Celebrations: September, 2014, Part I…


The LGBTQIA Pride Celebrations continue, and here is what is set for September, 2014 in the United States:

 

Tuesday, September 2-Monday, September 8, 2014–“Gay Days Las Vegas/Las Vegas Pride,” Las Vegas, Nevada

http://www.lasvegaspride.org/

(PLEASE NOTE: clicking on the “Our Events” oval [sorry, I forgot the technical term for the oval-shaped button] there is an extensive listing of events that span all of September, and even go into November)

Friday, September 5-Saturday, September 6, 2014–“Mankato PrideFest,” Mankato, Minnesota

http://www.scmnpride.org/

Friday, September 5-Sunday, September 7, 2014–“Lincoln City Gay Pride,” Lincoln City, Oregon

http://www.oregoncoastpride.com/

Saturday, September 6, 2014–“Worcester Pride,” Worcester, Massachusetts

http://www.worcesterpride.org/

Monday, September 8–Sunday, September 14, 2014–“Athens Pride,” Athens, Georgia

http://www.athenspride.com/

Thursday, September 11-Monday, September 15, 2014–“KiKi Cruise,” Miami, Florida

http://www.kikicruise.com

Saturday, September 13, 2014–“South Bay Gay Pride Art & Music Festival,” Chula Vista, California

http://www.southbayalliance.net/

Also on Saturday, September 13, 2014–“Humboldt Pride Parade & Festival,” Eureka, California

http://humboldtpride.org/

And also on Saturday, September 13, 2014–“Savannah Pride Fest,” Savannah, Georgia

http://savannahpride.com/

Saturday, September 13-Sunday, September 21, 2014–“Austin Gay Pride,” Austin, Texas

http://www.austinpride.org/

Sunday, September 14, 2014–“Boulder PrideFest,” Boulder, Colorado

http://outboulder.org/

Also on Sunday, September 14, 2014–“Vermont Gay Pride Festival,” Burlington, Vermont

http://pridecentervt.org/

Thursday, September 18-Sunday, September 21, 2014, “Bluegrass Black Pride,” Lexington, Kentucky

http://bluegrassblackpride.wix.com/pride

(PLEASE NOTE: This is another Website that, within seconds of appearing on the page, loud music begins playing.  If you have your headphones on, or your ear buds in, you may wish to take them out very fast.)

Also from Thursday, September 18-Sunday, September 21, 2014–“New Haven Gay Pride Festival,” New Haven, Connecticut

http://www.newhavenpridecenter.org/

Friday, September 19-Sunday, September 28, 2014–“Wichita Pride,” Wichita, Kansas

http://www.wichitapride.org/

(PLEASE NOTE: There are various events listed under the category”Wichita Pride.”  Click the “Calendars” Tab to go to “2014 PrideFest Events” for more info.)

Friday, September 19-Sunday, September 21, 2014–“Ohio Lesbian Festival.” No location listed

http://ohiolesbianfestival.wordpress.com/

(PLEASE NOTE: On the GayPrideCalendar Website, it lists Columbus, Ohio as having a Pride Celebration in September, 2014.  However, when I click on “Event Info,” it leads me to the Ohio Lesbian Festival WordPress blog.  Also, according to http://www.columbuspride.org/, the Columbus, Ohio Pride Celebration was in June.

Saturday, September 20, 2014–“San Gabriel Valley Pride,” Pasadena, California

http://sgvpride.org/

Also on Saturday, September 20, 2014–“South Carolina Pride,” Columbia, South Carolina

http://scpride.org/

Sunday, September 21, 2014–“Dallas Pride,” Dallas, Texas

http://dallaspride.org/

Also on Sunday, September 21, 2014, “Folsom Street Fair,” San Francisco, California

http://www.folsomstreetfair.com/

Thursday, September 25-Sunday, September 28, 2014–“Orlando Bear Bash,” Orlando, Florida

http://www.orlandobearbash.com/

(PLEASE NOTE: According to http://comeoutwithpride.org/ the Orlando, Florida Pride Festival shall take place in October, not September.  As a result, it shall appear in “Pride Celebrations: October, 2014, Part I…”).

Also from Thursday, September 25-Sunday, September 28, 2014–“Sedona-Verde Valley Gay Pride,” Sedona-Verde Valley, Arizona

http://www.sedonagaypride.org/

Friday, September 26, 2014–“Folsom/Bay of Pigs,” San Francisco, California

http://www.folsomstreetfair.com/

Friday, September 26-Saturday, September 27, 2014–“Moab Gay Pride,” Moab, Utah

http://moabpride.org/

Saturday, September 27, 2014–“Roanoke Pride,” Roanoke, Virginia

http://www.roanokepride.org/

Also on Saturday, September 27, 2014, “Richmond Pride,” Richmond, Virginia

http://static.squarespace.com/static/528d0f42e4b0b3137dcda1ca/t/54246287e4b07a1288be68a0/1411670663606/VAPride14_Guide_Final-PRINT.pdf

And also on Saturday, September 27, 2014–“NCPride14,” Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina

http://www.ncpride.org/pride/

And, last but not least, on Saturday, September 27, 2014–“MidSouth Pride,” Memphis, Tennessee

http://midsouthpride.org/

Saturday, September 27-Sunday, September 28, 2014–“Wichita Gay Pride,” Wichita, Kansas

http://www.wichitapride.org/

Sunday, September 28, 2014–“Folsom/Magnitude,” San Francisco, California

http://www.folsomstreetfair.com/

 

Before I conclude this post, I must give great gratitude and profound and PRIDEful praise to http://gaytravel.about.com for helping me find out about some other wonderful LGBT Pride Celebrations, both nationally and abroad.

Stay tuned for Part II of this particular post, as well as some surprises in store.

Happy and Blessed Pride!!lgbt_gay_pride_rainbow_flag_vinyl_binder-r0ee4352851814b8e9bc7a537b05367bd_xz8my_8byvr_512

Are gay men weaker than straight women?


I AM most thankful that I keep finding Gay Male and LGBT-themed blogs that have truly important Words of Wisdom, as well as echo thoughts I have had on my Mind. It does not matter if you are Gay or straight, male or female, this blog post is what I would call “required reading for the human race.” Thank you.

To be nobody but myself…

[I’m reposting this from an earlier blog. I think in the US there is a lot of pressure on gay men to find marriage partners, with the idea that doing so is key to their happiness; whereas these days progressives are telling women they do not need to find a mate to be happy. Cognitive dissonance ensues.]

Feminists and progressives like to remind women that they don’t need a man. Their mantra is, “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” The message, put simply, is that a human being is whole, is complete in and of her own person; she needs no one to complete her. There is no “other half” out there in the world who is waiting to complete her, or is in need of her in order to be complete their person. A woman can have a full and fulfilling life without being…

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Returning to Pagan Pride…


It is interesting, to say the least, how the Universe works.

For the last two months, I have thought about creating a blog post about the LGBT community (and specifically, Gay Men) with regards to Spirituality.  And specifically, a post about the Pagan Festivals for Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered men.  My intention is to debut this post in January, 2015.

In the meantime, I AM looking forward to giving Readings tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, 2014 (ONLY from 12-3PM), at the Pagan Pride Festival in Manhattan, NYC.

For those of you that shall be in the area, and want to have a Reading (or want to explore your Witchy side), the Pagan Pride Festival shall be held at Washington Square Park.  For more information, you can visit either one or both of the following links:

 

http://www.paganpride.org/where/united-states/new-york-new-york-city

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/washington-square-park

 

The actual event hours are 11AM-5PM, and as I stated previously, I shall only from 12-3PM.  The fees for Readings is $20 for fifteen minutes.

I shall be in a white tent, with the windows of the tent down, and there shall be some butterflies on the tent.  No, not real butterflies, but butterfly designs, such as decals.  Also, there shall be signage and possibly a banner.  My contact person, Trinity Rose, may also have some autumn leaves and vines and flowers around the tent.

It shall be beautifully decorated, and shall have great Energy.

Thank you for honoring who you are and what you docustomLogo.

 

Battle For The Net


Cable companies want to slow down and break! your favorite sites, for profit. To fight back, let’s cover the web with symbolic “loading” icons, to remind everyone what an Internet without net neutrality would look like, and drive record numbers of emails and calls to lawmakers.

via Battle For The Net.