June is a busy busy month, SMYRCers! Here’s a breakdown of some of the highlights that we’ve heard about, including when and where to meet to walk in the Pride Parade with SMYRC/Q Center! And along with all these great events, we’ll be making signs and t-shirts every night in drop in until the Parade! Come join us! (Do note that on Saturday, June 16th, Drop In is closed, but read on to find out what else is happening that night!)
Blackbuster Movie and Game Night
Friday, June 8th, 4-9pm
Pivot, 209 SW 4th Ave
Blackbuster movie and game night is on a special night this month with a special movie! This month for Pride they are doing it way big! Feature film begins at 6:30pm.
Enjoy Dreamgirls in the movie area or lounge to music in the game area OR do both!:
-Game area will hosts spades tournament and other games. Winning tournament team will receive grand prize!
Contact to enter tournament:
-inbox Portland Black Pride
-contact Maurice Evans: 503 223 5907 or mevans
**Take a free HIV Test and receive a gift card and/or tickets to concerts like Kid Ink!
Black Pride Summit
Saturday, June 9th 11am-4:30pm
Portland Community College-Cascade Campus (Student Center Building)
The Portland Black Pride Summit: "Together We Can" -an opportunity to explore diversities & multiple identities and the ways we can stand in solidarity as we come together as a community. The summit will be an afternoon of interesting workshops covering a wide range of topics relevant to the Black LGBTQA community, thought provoking discussions, information, community resources, and entertainment. Attendees will receive breakfast, lunch, and several free giveaways. We will also have free HIV testing throughout the afternoon, Black Pride t-shirts, and gift cards and prizes! We have limited space so please register before we reach capacity! register here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6TRX9RJ
Families of Color Day Out
Sunday, June 10th, 2pm-6pm
Kenton City Park, 8417 N Brandon Ave
Portland Black Pride presents a day in the park with family and friends! There will be tons of food, music and games!
Queer Heros NW! Opening Reception
Thursday, June 14th 5:30-8pm
Q Center; 4115 N Mississippi
Q Center and the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN) have partnered on a multi-media celebration of LGBTQ pioneers and leaders from our local movement.
The 30 queer heroes will be featured on the walls of the Aaron Hall Gallery at Q Center for the month of June, as well as in Q Center’s booth at the south waterfront Pride festival June 15th-17th in Portland. Please join us for this opening reception! Many of the queer heroes being honored will be in attendance.
Friday, June 15th 5-9pm
Overlook Park (NE Fremont and Interstate)
a gathering for genderqueers, dragsters, genderdeviants,
trans people of all stripes, and those who are
busily defying the gender binary.*
also welcome: friends, family and pets!
grills, food and drinks will be provided! please bring additional food and drinks to share.
Friday, June 15th 5pm
Q Center; 4115 N Mississippi
Join with other Q Center and SMYRC volunteers and youth to help decorate the float we’ll all be sharing in the parade!(The Q Center isn’t that far from Overlook Park… you could even go to both float decorating AND the T*Party!)
History is a Drag! LGBTQ Youth Dance Party
Saturday, June 16, 7-10pm
Montavilla Community Center, 8219 NE Glisan St
a FREE dance party for East Portland LGBTQ youth ages 13-19
*DJ Alejandro Aguato (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ale-designs/385212241523118)
*FREE pizza (and more food!)
*Raffle prizes (iTunes, movie tickets, and more)
The theme is "History is a Drag." If you want to dress in theme, choose a decade, choose a gender, and go all out!
Sunday, June 17th, 11:30am
NW Park Blocks; NW Park, between NW Davis and NW Couch
It’s that time of year again! Time for the Parade! Come walk in the Parade with SMYRC, the Q Center and many other amazing groups that we partner with and love! We’ll start gathering on NW Park Ave, between NW Davis and NW Couch at 10:30am… the parade kicks off at 11:30am and we’ll be walking the parade route down to the Pride Fest at the Waterfront which will be going on all weekend! See you there!
Rice, Beans and Collard Greens
An ALL AGES dance party for Queer and Trans People of Color and their familes and friends!
Wednesday, June 20th 8:30pm-2am
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison–$5 Donation – no one turned away for lack of funds.
End PRIDE by dancing the night away to all the hottest music!
DJ Equestrian (http://soundcloud.com/djequestrian)
DJ Boy Joy (http://soundcloud.com/dj-boyjoy)
DJ Common Denominator
Playing hip hop, reggaeton, top 40, cumbia and more.
Basic Rights Oregon; partnering with Asian Pacific Islander Pride, Portland Black Pride, Portland Latino Gay Pride, Portland Two Spirit Society, and Pride NW, is proud to be back at Holocene for our 2012 pride party. See you there!
Goodbye Party for Jess and Open Mic Night!
Friday, June 22nd 7-10pm
Come say goodbye and perform (and see Jess perform!) at a goodbye party and open mic night! I’ll miss all of you so much… come celebrate the 4 glittery years I’ve had with you all at SMYRC! <3
The Dill Pickle Club presents: The (oh so) Queer History of Portland
Saturday, June 23rd, 11am to 1pm
Starts at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, 415 SW 10th Ave
Join us for a walking tour of our city’s past and present queer culture — including the history of the struggle for gay rights and current challenges faced by the LGBTQ community. Learn about old “camp” sites, haunts and hideouts of Vaseline Alley, gay bathhouses, gay liberation, Portland’s gay press and more. Guest speakers include infamous drag queen Darcelle (Walter Cole), David Kohl (Historian, Gay and Lesbian Pacific Northwest Archives) and Dr. Ann Mussey (Professor, PSU, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies), as well as speakers from Cascade Aids Project and Basic Rights Oregon. SMYRC has been given 10 free tickets to this event… If you are interested, please email jess as soon as possible to reserve your ticket!
Phew! Did you make it through this long list of amazing events? And that’s not even all of the events happening in Portland! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on some of the other things also happening this month! We hope to see many of you at many of these events!