Date   

Trying this again. Bellingham Bar and Grill July 24th

 

Next Wednesday Dinner will be at Bellingham Bar and Grill, 1408 Cornwall Avenue, Starts around 5 - 5:30 PM July 24th.

http://www.bellinghambarandgrill.com


I must be doing things too much in haste as I again forgot to change the date on my template for the dinner at Bellingham Bar and Grill. It's the 24th rather than the last visit's date of the 5th of June. 


Robert.


July 24 Wednesday Dinner at Bellingham Bar and Grill

 

Next Wednesday Dinner will be at Bellingham Bar and Grill, 1408 Cornwall Avenue, Starts around 5 - 5:30 PM June 5th.

http://www.bellinghambarandgrill.com


July 17 Wednesday Dinner at El Agave on Samish

 

July 17th Wednesday Dinner will be at El Agave Mexican, 207 Samish Way, 5 - 5:30 pm start.

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Another great Bellingham Pride weekend. Great turnout and weather. Photos now pouring in on the net from various sources.

Robert.



HIV-criminalization-SPECIAL NEWS

German Hto Rincon-Perfetti
 

I am happy with the ruling of the Constitutional Court that " finished" the penalty on hiv issues and also hepatitis, and have been part of this process in my country. Annex the sentence, which is free circulation.

It is the second country in the world that does not enforce laws that criminalize HIV (after Mexico, however in that country, although the ruling is already in favor, apply it is very complicated, while in Colombia it is IMMEDIATELY applied, as a consequence , anyone arrested or having an investigation is free and the proceedings are filed.)

The logics of the Court are VERY GOOD and serve to support cases in any country in the world.

I copy a part of the arguments:

(traduction by Mary Ann Torres ICASO)

Colombian Penal Code (24 July 2000)

Tittle XIII of offenses against public health

Chapter 1 affectations to public health

 

Article 370

Propagation of human inmunodeficiency virus or hepatitis virus

Whoever has been informed of being infected by HIV or Hepatitis B and engages in practices that can contaminate another person or donates blood, semen, organs or general anatomic components, will incur [sic] in prison between 6 to 12 years

Summary of the reasoning of the Court to strike down art 370 

“In front of the first hypothesis, after studying the state of science and its advances regarding HIV treatment, the Court found that antiretroviral drugs (ART) are a functional cure for such virus, reducing the viral load in the human body. ART cancels the sexual transmission possibilities even without the use of a waterproof barrier like a condom, to that we need to add the increased life expectancy of the seropositive [sic] to similar levels of those who are not infected. Likewise, regarding the (hepatitis B virus) HBV, the existence of a highly effective vaccine with high national coverage was verified, almost universal, which constitutes an effective prophylactic method against contracting the virus and the diseases induced by it. All this, without prejudice to the effectiveness of the use of waterproof barriers when dealing with sexual relations.

 Likewise, the Court refuted the effectiveness of specific criminalization by this norm (legislation) on HIV and/or HBV after considering that such criminal treatment ends up discouraging people possible carrying [the virus] from testing to know their status. If the test is positive, it allows them to know about their viral condition, access scientific treatments offered by the current state of science, as well as take measures to (1) prevent the spread of these viruses, (2) break the vicious circle between the marginalization of their carriers [sic] and the possibilities of new infection among the marginalized population, (3) prove effective in light of the purpose of protecting public health and, finally, (4) do not encourage the constitutionally reprehensible discrimination and stigmatization of sectors historically associated with such viruses. [Note: numeration added for easier understanding]. 

 On the other hand, regarding the second hypothesis, associated with the spread of HIV and HBV through the donation of various anatomical components that can carry such viruses, the Court verified that this  is not necessary since banks and entities initially recipients of such substances and/or biological materials are subject to strict legal regulation that allows detecting in them the possible presence of such infections, as well as many others (including HCV), to effectively defend the health of people who aspire to benefit as final receivers of these anatomical components.

 While the previous reasons served to declare the unconstitutionality of the norm for violating Article 13 of the Constitution, the unconstitutionality for violation of Article 16 was based on the constitutional impossibility to annul the sexual rights of individuals and on [the fact] that  the norm is not appropriate or necessary to protect the public health objective pursued. "

 

Germán Humberto Rincón Perfetti

RINCON PERFETTI ABOGADOS Y CONSULTORES INTERNACIONALES

Asociación Líderes en Acción

Carrera 19 A No 63-83 – Bogotá, Colombia

Teléfonos: (571) 210 2530 - 210 2534 / 316-3078124

www.rinconperfettiabogados.com

Facebook: Germán Humberto Rincón Perfetti-Abogado

@GermanPerfetti

Bogotá – Toronto

 

Reconocimiento: “BOTON DE ORO” – Federación Médica Colombiana

Premio Excelencia Académica como Docente – Universidad Manuela Beltrán

 


Bellingham Pride Weekend is here for 2019 July 12 - 14.

 

A few of the things.


Betty Pages 17th Birthday Party 7 PM Friday at Rumor's Cabaret.


Sunnyland Stomp Pride Prefunk fundraiser 4pm - 8 pm Saturday at Home Skillet 521 Kentucky.

Stomp time again and since it dovetails so nicely with Bellingham Pride Weekend we're throwing a KIKI with the Panty Hoes 4pm-6pm(DCT-drag central time gurl) PG13 drag show! Kulshan keg and Pride Punch 100% of the proceed go to Pride! We'll have crafting tables, make and take art, Naughty needle point kits you can start and take home and of course, yummnygrub for the belly from Kirb and maybe just a little dancing. Also get ready for our Pride Breakfast on the 14th! 


Pride Dance at Unitarian Church. Saturday Evening 7:30 - 11:30 1207 Ellsworth.

Come dance, and have a great PRIDE with DJ CHAR and her music. No host bar 21+ ID, appetizers, fun pride theme. All are welcome 21+, bring your friends.

$10 ahead https://pride2019.bpt.me/ $17 at door.


More events at http://www.bhampride.org


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Some history in videos on the net.


A few interesting historic videos that have been shared in Friends of Gay Bellingham Facebook Group. 


The Rejected, 1961 about homosexuals produced by KQED Television in San Francisco.


Interesting look at history. Times have sure changed; at least here in the western nations. This documentary was produced by KQED Television in San Francisco. Made in 1961. A very different attitude about gay people today. An early look at a gay rights organization back then; an interview with The Mattachine Society about half way through the video.

https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/225539?fbclid=IwAR2KIeLn1keKj573TEZwTsAm1LVgoTWABoU4nD3LM1GqqRDhJgvnJAPeXhM


The Homosexuals, Mike Wallace's CBS Report 1967

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu1r6igCODw&fbclid=IwAR2F5N3aUxGpTXHp2nI39Bu4mh6GYHNaFmhjfBRuDG1KTGyM7CgJ4I2NOsE


Things have changed in USA and quite a few other countries since then.


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July 10 Wednesday Dinner at Brandywine Kitchen downtown Bellingham.

 

Next Wednesday Dinner will be at Brandywine Kitchen in downtown Bellingham. July 10. Trying out a new place. (actually the group has been there years ago, then I kind of forgot about it in the rotation). 1317 Commercial Street. Happy hour price break ends at 5 if you wish to get there early. We will probably be upstairs in the back Starts around 5 - 5:30 PM.
http://www.brandywinekitchen.com/


Dance party variety show at Alternative Library and more news. Taco Lobo for July 3 dinner.

 

July 3rd Wednesday Dinner will be at Taco Lobo in downtown Bellingham. 117 W. Magnolia.   Starts around 5 - 5:30 PM.

https://www.tacolobo.net/


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Just before Bellingham Pride, celebrate pride with a dance party at Bellingham Alternative Library on Maple Street July 6th.


Dance party / variety show to celebrate pride!


Featuring:

Pizza Wizard - pizza-flavored party music. Improvisational electronic experimentations in the various styles of house, techno, breaks, lo-fi, noise, and glitch. https://pizzawizard.bandcamp.com/


Farrah Flockhart - amazing drag performer! https://www.facebook.com/farrah.flockhart


mystery band - ???


Penny Wide Pupils - Got lifeless eyes. When she comes at ya, she doesn’t seem to be living until she bites. Then you hear that terrible low bass thumping, and despite all the pounding and hollering, she comes in and rips you to pieces. https://soundcloud.com/penny-wide-pupils

(house / dubstep / hip-hop)


AltLib is always All Ages

$6 supports the artists and AltLib

NOTAFLOF


https://www.facebook.com/events/2335852439832450/?active_tab=about


In case you wonder, "what's the alternative library?" Visit their website. 

http://www.altlib.org


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PFLAG discussion about Firs controversy July 7.


Due to recent events in Bellingham regarding the Firs Camp employment practices, PFLAG will be hosting a presentation on the subject. Come enjoy a lively discussion about the known facts of the incident, relevant employment laws, and the state of religious exemptions to civil rights laws in general. You may come away quite surprised! The presentation will be hosted by local LGBT rights attorney Ryan Castle of Castle Law Firm and PFLAG Co-President and former nurse and parenting educator Francie Gass. Questions welcome. Please bring an open mind and heart. We will bring the snacks and drinks.


The presentation will be held July 7 at 5pm at the Community Co-op Building on 405 E. Holly Street in Bellingham.


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Bellingham Pride Weekend is on its way July 12 - 14 with the parade and festival on Sunday the 14th


Updated information at http://www.bhampride.org


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Pride Dance at Unitarian Church July 13


Join us for our annual Pride Dance! Music by DJ Char. Drinks will be available at our no host beer/wine bar. Space is limited so get your tickets today!

Tickets: $10 in advance, $17 at the door

(available at Village Books, Coop, or our ticket link)

*** 21 and over ***


Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

1207 Ellsworth St, Bellingham, WA 98225-3132, United States

Tickets

www.brownpapertickets.com


https://www.facebook.com/events/337953410228483/?active_tab=about


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Also at Unitarian Church


PRIDE Gaymens Night. BUNCO !!!! Friday July 12, 6-9 pm

ALL AGES, all inclusive. Come one, Come all, bring your friends. 

Pizza and non alcoholic drinks, BYOB $5 each, Prizes and fun. 

Bunco is an easy dice game, 4 to a table, rotate to other tables after each game. Social, fun and entertaining. 

LOOKING FOR SOME BUNCO PLAYERS TO ASSIST.


Friday, July 12, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM

1207 Ellsworth St, Bellingham, WA


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Woops I got the date wrong. Next dinner June 26.

 

Next Wednesday Dinner will be at Pizza'zza in Fairhaven District. 1501 12th Street. At 12th and Larabee just south of Fairhaven Haggens. Starts around 5 - 5:30 PM June 26.


http://www.pizzazza.com/


A reader wrote me and ask if I keep making these mistakes to see if people are reading. I think I am just flustered, but could it be a Freudian slip?  Glad people are watching out for me. 


Next Dinner at Pizza'zza in Fairhaven District and more news.

 

Next Wednesday Dinner will be at Pizza'zza in Fairhaven District. 1501 12th Street. At 12th and Larabee just south of Fairhaven Haggens. 5:30 PM May 1.


http://www.pizzazza.com/


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Reprinted from Firs Protest June 24 Group.


Just finished the interview with KOMO 4 Kara Kostanich Reyneri.

 

Hope that my words reflected all of our thoughts which have been gathered here. It aired on TV and can also be live streamed. 


See you all in the morning!


Cherralyn


I had hoped that more of my statement would have been used on KOMO. I had said much more about wanting to pressure the Firs to take down the claim that they are an equal opportunity employer. She does go on to say that it is illegal for businesses to discriminate, but that it's not illegal for religious organizations. The point still didn't get across though that they are claiming something that actually has a federal definition by law, and not adhering to it. 


Just letting you all know that I said it, it just didn't get in the clip.


Cherralyn


https://komonews.com/news/local/peaceful-protest-to-be-held-over-camp-counselor-fired-over-sexual-orientation



New Facebook Group related to controversy at The Firs camp.

 

Also note this Wednesday Dinner at Panda Palace in Sunset Square as posted earlier in this group.

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A new group has been started on Facebook in response to the controversy at The Firs camp. It is set up as a closed group, meaning posts are only seen by group members. People can request to join the group.


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Controversy at The Firs Camp near Bellingham and more news

 

Next Wednesday Dinner will be at Panda Palace, 1145 E. #115 Sunset in Sunset Square. around 5 PM, June 19.

http://www.pandapalacebellingham.com/


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Next Wednesday Dinner will be at Panda Palace, 1145 E. #115 Sunset in Sunset Square. around 5 PM, June 19.
http://www.pandapalacebellingham.com/

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Bellingham teen fired from working as a camp counselor with The Firs because he’s gay

Very informative article in Bellingham Herald. 
https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article231541693.html?fbclid=IwAR3zjHGUBFo0lqlauwFZGCjLAd2gnpaAcEjnDr_vtv0kyycMWlygZy_d4JI

Washington State has laws about discrimination against sexual minorities, but exemption is made for religious organizations.

Here's more of my own commentary below.

There are a lot of accepting churches and organizations in this area. I wish Jace Taylor, the person who was fired, the best in finding an accepting place of employment and community. This exposes the brand of theology subscribed to by the Firs management. It's a different interpretation of Christianity than the way I was brought up. Kind of puts Bellingham on the map as it's making news on Seattle TV stations and so forth.

As for Washington State laws that exempt religious organizations, such as the Firs Camp near Bellingham, from the civil rights protection for sexual minorities, I am still okay with that. Being liberal, myself, also means I'm kind of into "live and let live," rather than necessarily forcing people to do things against their will. I am not a Libertarian anti government coercion sort of person, but I can see some of that point of view.

I would not wish to work for that kind of place anyway. I would seek more liberal religious or other types of organizations to work for and do business with. 

Robert Ashworth

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Re: Woops. Wednesday Dinner at Skylarks is on July 12 rather than 11.

 

June. Next Wednesday Dinner is June 12 at Skylarks, 1308 11th starts around 5 pm. I may have been making some mistakes in syntax. 
Robert. 

On Monday, June 10, 2019, 9:43:19 AM PDT, Andrew Hallum andrewhallum@... [alternativebellingham] wrote:


 

June or July?

On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 4:27 AM bicycletourist2002@... [alternativebellingham] <alternativebellingham@...> wrote:
 

Pointed out by a reader.


Re: My thinking related to an article, also June 11 dinner at Skylarks.

KyleKayak OutKayaking
 

Double checking date June 12, 2019 not 11th. 


On Sunday, June 9, 2019, 9:53:01 PM PDT, bicycletourist2002@... [alternativebellingham] wrote:


 

Next Wednesday Dinner will be at Skylarks in Fairhaven District. 1308 11th, starts around 5 - 5:30 PM June 11.

http://www.skylarkshiddencafe.com


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Why didn't gay rights cure gay loneliness?


Commentary by Robert


Very thought provoking article and also my take on it.

Link to article.

https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/gay-loneliness/


My take.


A very interesting, tho quite long article about loneliness and problems that persist in spite of progress toward acceptance of gay people. One of the readers in this group brought it to my attention. Great food for thought.


Personally, I see a big source of these problems coming from the competitive nature of dating. It seems like the concept of finding that ideal "soulmate" can be problematic. Even for young people, one is never good enough. On the dating apps, there's always someone "better" just a few swipes away. It can be kind of a stressful situation.

 

In my opinion, the higher expectations in our more progressive society can also cast a dark shadow. One is often haunted by the question, "is my life what it could be?"


Even before the era of phone apps, I found the whole dating scene to be problematic. That was back in the days when it was more about classified ads and meeting in bars. It still seemed kind of shallow and competitive to me.

 

I have to say that, personally, I never really participated in the dating world. Maybe I'm a bit biased against it as I do know of many happy couples, but I also know of a lot of problems.

 

Myself, I value different things from different people. In some cases, it may be an erotic appreciation of body shape, but there are so many other things I value as well. Good conversation, for instance. Finding all these things to line up in one person may not be impossible, but it seems improbable.

 

I may have not found the solution for everyone, but for me, I enjoy a wide range of different people for different reasons. Like a circle of friends and community.

 

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Re: Woops. Wednesday Dinner at Skylarks is on July 12 rather than 11.

Andrew Hallum
 

June or July?


On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 4:27 AM bicycletourist2002@... [alternativebellingham] <alternativebellingham@...> wrote:
 

Pointed out by a reader.


Woops. Wednesday Dinner at Skylarks is on July 12 rather than 11.

 

Pointed out by a reader.


Re: My thinking related to an article, also June 11 dinner at Skylarks.

Andrew Hallum
 

Your comments are very good, Robert!

Thanks,

Andrew Hallum in Lynden

On Sun, Jun 9, 2019 at 9:53 PM bicycletourist2002@... [alternativebellingham] <alternativebellingham@...> wrote:
 

Next Wednesday Dinner will be at Skylarks in Fairhaven District. 1308 11th, starts around 5 - 5:30 PM June 11.

http://www.skylarkshiddencafe.com


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Why didn't gay rights cure gay loneliness?


Commentary by Robert


Very thought provoking article and also my take on it.

Link to article.

https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/gay-loneliness/


My take.


A very interesting, tho quite long article about loneliness and problems that persist in spite of progress toward acceptance of gay people. One of the readers in this group brought it to my attention. Great food for thought.


Personally, I see a big source of these problems coming from the competitive nature of dating. It seems like the concept of finding that ideal "soulmate" can be problematic. Even for young people, one is never good enough. On the dating apps, there's always someone "better" just a few swipes away. It can be kind of a stressful situation.

 

In my opinion, the higher expectations in our more progressive society can also cast a dark shadow. One is often haunted by the question, "is my life what it could be?"


Even before the era of phone apps, I found the whole dating scene to be problematic. That was back in the days when it was more about classified ads and meeting in bars. It still seemed kind of shallow and competitive to me.

 

I have to say that, personally, I never really participated in the dating world. Maybe I'm a bit biased against it as I do know of many happy couples, but I also know of a lot of problems.

 

Myself, I value different things from different people. In some cases, it may be an erotic appreciation of body shape, but there are so many other things I value as well. Good conversation, for instance. Finding all these things to line up in one person may not be impossible, but it seems improbable.

 

I may have not found the solution for everyone, but for me, I enjoy a wide range of different people for different reasons. Like a circle of friends and community.

 

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My thinking related to an article, also June 11 dinner at Skylarks.

 

Next Wednesday Dinner will be at Skylarks in Fairhaven District. 1308 11th, starts around 5 - 5:30 PM June 11.

http://www.skylarkshiddencafe.com


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Why didn't gay rights cure gay loneliness?


Commentary by Robert


Very thought provoking article and also my take on it.

Link to article.

https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/gay-loneliness/


My take.


A very interesting, tho quite long article about loneliness and problems that persist in spite of progress toward acceptance of gay people. One of the readers in this group brought it to my attention. Great food for thought.


Personally, I see a big source of these problems coming from the competitive nature of dating. It seems like the concept of finding that ideal "soulmate" can be problematic. Even for young people, one is never good enough. On the dating apps, there's always someone "better" just a few swipes away. It can be kind of a stressful situation.

 

In my opinion, the higher expectations in our more progressive society can also cast a dark shadow. One is often haunted by the question, "is my life what it could be?"


Even before the era of phone apps, I found the whole dating scene to be problematic. That was back in the days when it was more about classified ads and meeting in bars. It still seemed kind of shallow and competitive to me.

 

I have to say that, personally, I never really participated in the dating world. Maybe I'm a bit biased against it as I do know of many happy couples, but I also know of a lot of problems.

 

Myself, I value different things from different people. In some cases, it may be an erotic appreciation of body shape, but there are so many other things I value as well. Good conversation, for instance. Finding all these things to line up in one person may not be impossible, but it seems improbable.

 

I may have not found the solution for everyone, but for me, I enjoy a wide range of different people for different reasons. Like a circle of friends and community.

 

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June 7th 2019 naked ride information in Bellingham

 

Information about the ride and block party June 7 2019.


Bellingham naked bike ride this week and other news

 

Next Wednesday Dinner will be at Bellingham Bar and Grill, 1408 Cornwall Avenue, Starts around 5 - 5:30 PM June 5th.

http://www.bellinghambarandgrill.com


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Bellingham's Naked (or as naked as you wish to be) bike ride and block party on Friday June 7th. End of this week.


Schedule developing for block party. They also have opportunities for volunteers to help with the ride. The ride, a fun way to protest dependency on fossil fuels.


Here's the Body Positive Block Party Lineup thus far! Events in front of Makeshif Gallery, 306 Flora St.


According to the ride Facebook page.


4:00 Body Painting till 6pm


4:00 DJ Parts Per Million


5:00 Bobby Petite


5:45 Speech on bike safety by mountain bike champion &amp; car impact survivor, Choach Nickerson


6:00 Naked Bike Ride orientation and embark!


6:45 Hot Wax (Vinyl DJ Set)


7:00 MC introduction


7:10 Hot Wax Continues


7:45 Speech on Fossil Fuel by a rep of 350.org


8:00 Speech on the Body, by Hanna Schell


8:15 Bird &amp;Shooter


9:00 Smooth Kiwi


Link to a copy of their poster for the event line up so far.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/theslowlane/47977866741/


More info and contact.

http://www.bellinghamnakedbikeride.com

http://www.bodyrights.info/


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Screening of The Most Dangerous Year

Hosted by Whatcom PFLAG and Pickford Film Center

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 5:45 PM – 8 PM.


Pickford Film Center

1318 Bay St, Bellingham, Washington 


The Most Dangerous Year explores the transgender civil rights battle in all its richness and complexity. While the film follows the story and outcome of anti-transgender legislation in Washington, the heart of the film lies in the stories of the families who made the decision to accept and support their kids for exactly who they are.


Attend a pre-screening reception at 5 pm to meet some of the families involved.


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Some events happening in Bellingham

 

The challenge of Coming out and how to be an Ally for gay youth

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, PFLAG and Interweave (BUFs LGBTQ team) is presenting "Gay Youth" The challenge of Coming out and how to be an Ally
After the movie, we will have a panel discussion led by Page, director Queer Youth Program at NW Youth Services.

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
1207 Ellsworth (Downstairs in Library)
FRIDAY MAY 31 7-9PM

Join us for the 30-minute documentary, “Gay Youth” which addresses the ways in which LGBTQ+teens are still at high risk for dropping out of school, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, homelessness and suicide. After the film we will have a few people share their own coming out stories followed by a discussion on how we can be allies for LGBTQ youth facilitated by Page from Northwest Youth Services. Our acceptance and support can make enormous differences in their lives.
This evening is sponsored by BUF’s Interweave Team and Life Long Learning. For questions e-mail
Genia at genia@buf.org

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Screening of The Most Dangerous Year
Hosted by Whatcom PFLAG and Pickford Film Center
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 5:45 PM – 8 PM.

Pickford Film Center
1318 Bay St, Bellingham, Washington

The Most Dangerous Year explores the transgender civil rights battle in all its richness and complexity. While the film follows the story and outcome of anti-transgender legislation in Washington, the heart of the film lies in the stories of the families who made the decision to accept and support their kids for exactly who they are.

Attend a pre-screening reception at 5 pm to meet some of the families involved.

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Details for Whatcom Youth Picnic in Squalicum Creek Park on Facebook event page where there is a button for RSVP. June 8th 11 AM - 2 PM.
https://www.facebook.com/events/375093103095040/?active_tab=about

Join us for a day of fun in the sun! All ages welcome. PFLAG will provide sandwiches, chips, fruit, and drinks. If you have a favorite picnic food or game, bring it along to share. Please click the "Going" button to RSVP so we make sure to have enough food for everyone. We hope to see you there!

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Whatcom Youth Pride
Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Bellingham High School 2020 Cornwall Avenue.

Whatcom County’s first Youth PRIDE Parade and Festival is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ youth and allies to walk together through a short parade route while the community stands along the sidelines cheering them on!

The parade culminates in a festival at Bellingham High School where there will be tables for community organizations to share their resources, a stage for youth to perform, festival games for kids and food trucks for lunch!

Visit our website - whatcomyouthpride.com - to learn more!

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BHAM Pride Gaymes Night and Bunco Party presented by PFLAG and Interweave.
Friday July 12th 6-9 PM

$5 includes Pizza, non alcoholic beverages, or BYOB
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, LIBRARY, 1207 Ellsworth,
ALL AGES, ALL ALPHABET EVENT -Everyone welcome.
Bunco team play and other games.

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Bellingham Pride Parade and Festival will be mostly on Sunday July 14 with other events the days before near that weekend.

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On Facebook, lots of events are posted on the page called Queer & Forever Here Bellingham.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/186550572040649/

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