Kick off Pride 2012 downtown with these upcoming events!
Hot August Night/1970 – The Forgotten LGBT Riot A Lecture by Steven F. Dansky
Tuesday June 19th,
LGBT Community Center (208 W. 13th Street)
Free; RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org (or) 212.475.9585 ext. 35
1 month after the Stonewall Riots, August 29, 1970, Greenwich Village experienced a riot of its own, with hundreds of protestors and 17 resulting arrests. Amazingly, the event was considered un-noteworthy for four decades. On Tuesday, June 19th, Steven F. Dansky (original member of the Gay Liberation Front and founder of Effeminism) will discuss the riot. His book, Hot August Night/ 1970 – The Forgotten LGBT Riot, will be available for purchase and signing.
Too Much Pride Makes The Baby Go Gay!
The New York Neo-Futurist
6/21 @ 8:00 p.m.
6/22-6/23 @ 10:30p.m.
Kraine Theater (85 E. 4th Street)
From the same people who bring you Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, the NY Neo-Futurist present, Too Much Pride Makes The Baby Go Gay! – 30 Gay Plays in 60 Straight Minutes.
Confessions of a Cuban Sex Addict
By: Michelangelo Alasa’
6/18- 6/21 @ 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.
DMAC- Duo Multicultural Arts Center
Confessions of a Cuban Sex Addict is a walk-through theatrical installation including actors, video and smoke. Experience the story of Raphael an ex-rent boy, artist and sexual outlaw. Admission is free, but reservation is required.
BIG EXCELLENT 20th REUNION
6/6- 6/23 Various shows @ 8, 7 and 2p.m.
“BIG EXCELLENT 20TH REUNION is a new musical for the entire LGBTQA community and celebrates life as we follow an intimate cast of 6 who come together for their high school reunion. This musical is a deeply intimate portrait for those who have family and friends who are queer, from interracial and/or adopted families, experienced loss of a parent, for parents who wonder if their children will be alright after they pass, and for those of us who have been touched by cancer and HIV.” (www.fabnyc.org)
6/21-6/23 & 6/28- 6/30
7:30 doors, 8:00 show
$13 in advanced, $15 cash at door
Vivisection is the action of cutting into or dissecting a living body usually for physiological or pathological investigation. Human vivisection has been implemented as a form of torture. An often comedic, thought-provoking multidisciplinary exploration of how the visceral experience of regularly being othered impacts the hearts, minds, bodies, souls and basic humanity of Black women. Without having our pain and suffering taken seriously the end result is torture. (http://www.wowcafe.org/)
Bonus way to Get Involved: New York City is hosting a LGBT Book Drive. In an effort to fill public schools and LGBT center libraries with LGBT titles, The City Council is partnering with local, nonprofit, community bookstores. The Book Drive eagerly accepts any and all book donations and will transfer them to community center libraries throughout the city.