Month: March 2015

Lisbon Bear Pride 2015

May 27, 2015toJune 1, 2015

Lisbon Bear Pride – An international encounter for bears and friends in the spectacular city of Lisbon. Parties and fun with optional gastronomic and cultural experiences. Lisbon, Portugal.

Lisbon Bear Pride 2015

Um encontro internacional para ursos e amigos, em Lisboa. Festas e diversão com varias opções de experiências gastronomicas e culturais.

Una reunión internacional para los osos y amigos, en la maravillosa ciudad de Lisboa. Fiestas y diversión con la opción de experiencias culturales y gastronómicas.

Lisbon Bear Pride 2015

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Birmingham Gay Pride 2015

May 23, 2015toMay 24, 2015

Birmingham Gay Pride – Birmingham Pride is a weekend long LGBT festival held annually in the Gay Village on Hurst Street, Birmingham, England: this year is held over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend – Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May 2015.It is uniquely the largest LGBT two day festival in the UK – and features a Carnival Parade through the city centre, plus the Main Pride Festival Site features the Nightingale Main Stage, dance arena, cabaret marquee, funfair, community village green, central market street, and the friendliest street party. Birmingham Pride is a celebration of the city’s diverse LGBT community and we offer a warm welcome to all. Have a fun and happy Pride weekend.Birmingham, England.

Birmingham Gay Pride 2015

Birmingham Gay Pride 2015

Birmingham Pride is a weekend long LGBT festival held annually in the Gay Village on Hurst Street, Birmingham, England: this year is held over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend – Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May 2015.

It is uniquely the largest LGBT two day festival in the UK – and features a Carnival Parade through the city centre, plus the Main Pride Festival Site features the Nightingale Main Stage, dance arena, cabaret marquee, funfair, community village green, central market street, and the friendliest street party.

Birmingham Pride is a celebration of the city’s diverse LGBT community and we offer a warm welcome to all. Have a fun and happy Pride weekend.


Following the success of Birmingham Pride raising £75,136 last year, a Pride Trust has been independently formed to award a number of grants to LGBT community groups in the coming months and years.

Birmingham Pride Festival Director, Lawrence Barton commented: “We were staggered at just how much money Birmingham Pride managed to raise in 2013. With over £75,000 to account for, we wanted to take our time in developing an appropriate method to distribute the money fairly to those groups in the LGBT community. We feel we’ve hit the nail on the head with the new Birmingham Pride Trust and I’m looking forward to Pride helping the community in need.”

Who decides on where the money goes?

A small group of LGBT representatives have been brought together to come up with a process for allocating the funds to the LGBT community to support small groups and voluntary organisations to deliver key services.

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Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival 2015

May 22, 2015toMay 30, 2015

Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival – Fairytales Presentation Society is a not-for-profit, charitable organization located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, focusing on celebrating local and national queer artists of all artistic mediums including but not limited to film. Our artistic endeavors strive to provide a safe and respectful venue for members of all communities to celebrate queer culture.  While the term queer often refers to people who are LGBTTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit and questioning), Fairytales understands queer to also include those who subscribe to culturally, politically, artistically, and otherwise alternative and innovative ways of contributing to society. We see queer as a vista, a way of looking at the world differently- with an eye towards diversity, criticality and inclusion. Calgary, Canada.

Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival 2015Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival 2015

Fairy Tales adds a dynamic flare to Calgary’s cultural offerings while improving upon the city’s national and international reputation as an accepting destination, having a positive impact on residents of Calgary and on tourism.

The Fairy Tales Presentation Society is best known for our annual Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival, celebrating films made by and/or about the LGBTTQA and Queer communities. Since 1999, The Festival has attracted over 14,000 patrons. We present over 25 entertaining and thought provoking films of all genres that otherwise may not be presented in Calgary. Our innovative programming ensures that film leaps from the screen to the lived experience, through panels, Q&As and other related events. We show local, national and international work with opportunities for filmmakers, audiences and emerging audiences to engage, network and grow.

Fairy Tales also delivers the year-round OUTReels Diversity Education Program. OUTReels provides diversity education to the communities around Calgary by using filmmaking and other art forms as educational vehicles. Screenings have included: Miscellaneous Youth Group, Queers on Campus, Alliance to End Violence, Calgary Public Library (Fish Creek, Central and Louise Reily branches), Hillhurst United Church, and St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. OUTReels features films that generate conversations on topics such as bullying, the intersection between religion and sexuality, queer history and the global struggle for human rights worldwide.

In 2011, Fairy Tales also launched two new programs: Q the Arts, and the Youth Queer Media Program (YQMP). The YQMP mentors youth in creating a first film, video or animation addressing issues faced by Queer Youth today. Each year, YQMP work is elegible to be selected as part of the YQMP screening Gala, held as part of the annual Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival anually. Q the Artsbegan as an annual festival event at the Arrata Centre in March 2011, showcasing queer artists through performance, music, spoken word, and visual arts. The program has developed into our community partnership program, where we join forces with other organizations throughout the year to present exciting cinematic and queer focused events.

The Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival began in 1999, under the umbrella of the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF), and was incorporated January 30, 2004, as the FairyTales Presentation Society. In 2006 we also gained federal charitable status, and at the time we were largely a volunteer-run organization.

Since then, our society has moved forward, currently being lead by a governance board, with staff epxaning from one to three permanent positions in since 2008. Fairy Tales also relies on our many dedicated volunteers, community members and organizations, as well as festival and event contract staff throughout the year. Fairy Tales programming has more than doubled since 1999, significantly growing in length, with the festival now featuring over 70 works of various genres and lengths, Q&A’s and panels.

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Senior Gender Advisor

Futures Group GlobalWashington, DC

Futures Group’s Health Practice implements donor-funded projects globally and has a long history of leadership in gender, gender sensitization training, programs and evaluations to address gender-based violence, and gender inclusion. Most recently, Futures Group developed and implemented a training curriculum in 40 beneficiary countries and regions to raise awareness of LGBT issues and the situation of sexual minorities for the State Department and the PEPFAR program staff.

Futures Group is seeking a Senior Gender Advisor for the Washington, D.C., office. The successful candidate will continue this path of leadership, and will provide direction and content to gender programs globally including gender equity, gender-based violence, male engagement in reproductive health and HIV, sexual and gender inclusion, and specific programs for women and girls. Responsibilities require knowledge of U.S. foreign assistance policies and state-of-the-art approaches to gender in health and development programming. Significant portions of the time of the incumbent will be covered by a large multi-country global program, but other work will be directed to the Center for Policy and Advocacy, and to business development.

Senior Gender Advisor

Senior Gender Advisor

Key Responsibilities

• Provides collaborative leadership and participates in the design and implementation of gender projects and gender-related components of projects
• Stays abreast of gender-related innovative technical approaches as well as guidance from the US government and communicates the strategies and approaches to implement the guidance broadly within the company and with our implementing partners
• Identifies new and original ways to increase the value of Futures Group’s gender program; Prepares gender analyses, recommendations, analyses, and assessments for internal and client use. Leads the growth of a gender practice across GRM Futures Group.
• Supervises staff assigned to gender projects
• Represents the projects, company, and programs in gender area with others in the professional community and in countries of collaboration independent of technical supervision
• Conducts all work to accepted standards of research ethics
• Contributes to the learning environment within GRM Futures Group
• Participates in the preparation of bids and proposals in response to government, foundation or other donor solicitation
• Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

• International stature as a gender expert.
• Significant experience in gender analysis in the context of international development and foreign affairs
• Advanced degree in social or political science
• Fluency in English required and one other language preferred
• Sound knowledge of methodologies used in gender research and evaluation
• Knowledge of relevant literature related to topic area
• Appropriate computer skills necessary to conduct research and evaluation projects, and to conduct analysis of study data
• Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences
• Ability to work in a high-functioning team environment
• Ability and willingness to travel and implement studies on a national and international basis

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About Futures Group

Futures Group, the global consulting firm, helps to protect and promote people’s well-being around the world. For 40 years, Futures Group has created lasting solutions to some of the most pressing public health challenges facing nations. We predict future health and development trends, uncover barriers to well-being, and forge on-the-ground partnerships to ensure lasting change.

About GRM International

GRM International is a leading international development management company specializing in the provision of project design, management expertise and technical assistance to development projects for bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, governments and corporations. For more than 45 years, GRM has been bringing expertise in managing large-scale projects, and sourcing and managing high quality experts covering all disciplinary skills required to implement development projects.

About our Group of Companies

GRM International, Futures Group, and the Effective Development Group are a group of companies with a joint focus on reaching people in need and creating better futures for our clients, communities and colleagues around the world. With more than 90 current projects operating in more than 85 countries, and $225 million in revenue, our combined group has a multi-sectoral focus, diverse technical offerings and a wide geographic reach. For more information, please visit www.futuresgroup.com, www.grminternational.com, and www.edgroup.com.au.

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Director Online Fundraising All Out

All OutParis, NY

We are hiring a Director – Online Fundraising, with experience in online fundraising, analytics and innovation. This position plays a key leadership role within the organization.

Who we are hiring:

We are looking for a brilliant campaign strategist with online organizing experience, expertise in online fundraising and analytics, and a commitment to build an informed, powerful base of LGBT people and allies to push progress faster, and to change politics and culture at every level. You will be a leader on our global campaigns team, with specific responsibility for building a powerful base of committed member donors. The position is part of the senior leadership team and will play a role in macro-level organizational strategy. The ideal candidate has a proven track record executing email-driven fundraising strategies, but has the creative and analytic chops to develop and test innovative approaches that incorporate emerging models and platforms.

Director Online Fundraising All Out

Director Online Fundraising All Out

We are hiring a leader who is excited to take strategic risks, act boldly, and creatively engage with our campaigns and fundraising strategies. You are an entrepreneur, who can pitch high-level strategy and manage a team to execute it. In fact, if you’re a bit obsessive about bringing together design, data, behavioral analysis and storytelling in new ways, you’re a perfect fit.

You have experience leading and project managing campaigns from start to finish. Specific experience leading online fundraising campaigns is a must, with a proven track record of success meeting fundraising goals. You have the ability to lead a project team in a high-paced global environment, and ideally have experience working in a dispersed international team. The idea of developing and executing high-impact, opportunity driven campaign strategies, and data-driven experiments to innovate on current tactics motivates you. You are a data and analytics junkie and can easily work with data scientists and developers to identify key data points and make strategic decisions. Working remotely in an international environment comes naturally to you, as you have the professional drive to work independently and the desire to remain connected to a virtual team. You are media savvy and fluent in verbal and written English with a very strong preference for at least one other language.

Job Location:

  • This position can be based anywhere and will require a training period in Paris (France) or New York City (USA).

Pay and benefits:

  • Highly competitive and based on experience.

To apply:

Please click here to apply for this position. Please make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page to submit your application.


All Out is a new organization building the global movement for LGBT equality. Our brilliant team is working each day to bring together the largest alliance of straight, gay, lesbian, bi and trans people ever assembled. Our mission: to build a world where everyone, everywhere can live freely and love who they choose.

In our first two years, All Out’s growth has been explosive – we have more than 1,000,000 members from every country on the globe – but numbers aren’t what we’re most proud of. By working online and offline and in close partnership with human rights defenders in every region, All Out is having a real impact.

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AGLCC Calls for Legislators to Stop Discriminatory “RFRA” in GA

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) calls on Georgia legislators to put an end to the proposed “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA). The RFRA is morally offensive and detrimental to the businesses and people of Georgia. Laws allowing religious exemptions to discriminate are a desperate and callous backlash against the success of marriage equality and other advances for the LGBT community.    
 
The AGLCC advocates for the development of economic opportunities of our LGBT and allied business members, non-profit organizations, and our corporate partners and their employees. Georgia’s proposed RFRA law is a direct threat to our members’ ability to do business in our home state. Further still, this law would essentially relegate LGBT people in Georgia to a status of second-class citizens, who would be caused to question whether they will be served in certain restaurants or be allowed to shop in particular businesses.
 
The AGLCC applauds our corporate allies here in the state of Georgia who have already taken a stand against this bill this year and in previous years. Companies like The Home Depot, Delta, The Coca-Cola Company, MailChimp, The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Metro Atlanta Chamber, and the NAACP have all made clear their denunciation of this proposed law.
 
We do not wish to see our economic or social futures compromised by the same short sighted discriminatory legislation that has caused such tremendous backlash in Indiana. This bill will surely be a stumbling block in Atlanta’s recent attempts to position itself as the “next Silicon Valley.” This bill is also likely to have a negative and lasting impact on Georgia’s flourishing film industry.
 
Firms like Salesforce.com, Angie’s List, Yelp, Chipotle, and even the state of Connecticut have already promised to boycott the state of Indiana in response to this law. Other corporations continue to take their stand against the laws of the state of Indiana. We do not wish to see a similar boycott negatively impacting the businesses we work so hard to support here in Georgia.
 
Finally, the law poses an immediate threat to the AGLCC’s proposal to host the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s (NGLCC) national conference in 2016-a conference which brought an estimated $1.4 million in revenue to the city of Las Vegas in 2014. NGLCC President and co-founder Justin Nelson has already stated that the Indiana law has called into question the NGLCC’s ability to locate the conference there, saying “we are only one of many conferences that will look elsewhere. We will not subject our attendees to potential discrimination.”
 
The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to stopping legalized discrimination from becoming the status quo and decimating Georgia’s economic future. We call on Georgia’s lawmakers to keep Georgia open for business by tabling the RFRA in this legislative session and refusing to hear similarly discriminatory legislation in future sessions.

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AGLCC Calls for Legislators to Stop Discriminatory “RFRA” in GA

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) calls on Georgia legislators to put an end to the proposed “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA). The RFRA is morally offensive and detrimental to the businesses and people of Georgia. Laws allowing religious exemptions to discriminate are a desperate and callous backlash against the success of marriage equality and other advances for the LGBT community.    
 
The AGLCC advocates for the development of economic opportunities of our LGBT and allied business members, non-profit organizations, and our corporate partners and their employees. Georgia’s proposed RFRA law is a direct threat to our members’ ability to do business in our home state. Further still, this law would essentially relegate LGBT people in Georgia to a status of second-class citizens, who would be caused to question whether they will be served in certain restaurants or be allowed to shop in particular businesses.
 
The AGLCC applauds our corporate allies here in the state of Georgia who have already taken a stand against this bill this year and in previous years. Companies like The Home Depot, Delta, The Coca-Cola Company, MailChimp, The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Metro Atlanta Chamber, and the NAACP have all made clear their denunciation of this proposed law.
 
We do not wish to see our economic or social futures compromised by the same short sighted discriminatory legislation that has caused such tremendous backlash in Indiana. This bill will surely be a stumbling block in Atlanta’s recent attempts to position itself as the “next Silicon Valley.” This bill is also likely to have a negative and lasting impact on Georgia’s flourishing film industry.
 
Firms like Salesforce.com, Angie’s List, Yelp, Chipotle, and even the state of Connecticut have already promised to boycott the state of Indiana in response to this law. Other corporations continue to take their stand against the laws of the state of Indiana. We do not wish to see a similar boycott negatively impacting the businesses we work so hard to support here in Georgia.
 
Finally, the law poses an immediate threat to the AGLCC’s proposal to host the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s (NGLCC) national conference in 2016-a conference which brought an estimated $1.4 million in revenue to the city of Las Vegas in 2014. NGLCC President and co-founder Justin Nelson has already stated that the Indiana law has called into question the NGLCC’s ability to locate the conference there, saying “we are only one of many conferences that will look elsewhere. We will not subject our attendees to potential discrimination.”
 
The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to stopping legalized discrimination from becoming the status quo and decimating Georgia’s economic future. We call on Georgia’s lawmakers to keep Georgia open for business by tabling the RFRA in this legislative session and refusing to hear similarly discriminatory legislation in future sessions.

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AGLCC Calls for Legislators to Stop Discriminatory “RFRA” in GA

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) calls on Georgia legislators to put an end to the proposed “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA). The RFRA is morally offensive and detrimental to the businesses and people of Georgia. Laws allowing religious exemptions to discriminate are a desperate and callous backlash against the success of marriage equality and other advances for the LGBT community.    
 
The AGLCC advocates for the development of economic opportunities of our LGBT and allied business members, non-profit organizations, and our corporate partners and their employees. Georgia’s proposed RFRA law is a direct threat to our members’ ability to do business in our home state. Further still, this law would essentially relegate LGBT people in Georgia to a status of second-class citizens, who would be caused to question whether they will be served in certain restaurants or be allowed to shop in particular businesses.
 
The AGLCC applauds our corporate allies here in the state of Georgia who have already taken a stand against this bill this year and in previous years. Companies like The Home Depot, Delta, The Coca-Cola Company, MailChimp, The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Metro Atlanta Chamber, and the NAACP have all made clear their denunciation of this proposed law.
 
We do not wish to see our economic or social futures compromised by the same short sighted discriminatory legislation that has caused such tremendous backlash in Indiana. This bill will surely be a stumbling block in Atlanta’s recent attempts to position itself as the “next Silicon Valley.” This bill is also likely to have a negative and lasting impact on Georgia’s flourishing film industry.
 
Firms like Salesforce.com, Angie’s List, Yelp, Chipotle, and even the state of Connecticut have already promised to boycott the state of Indiana in response to this law. Other corporations continue to take their stand against the laws of the state of Indiana. We do not wish to see a similar boycott negatively impacting the businesses we work so hard to support here in Georgia.
 
Finally, the law poses an immediate threat to the AGLCC’s proposal to host the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s (NGLCC) national conference in 2016-a conference which brought an estimated $1.4 million in revenue to the city of Las Vegas in 2014. NGLCC President and co-founder Justin Nelson has already stated that the Indiana law has called into question the NGLCC’s ability to locate the conference there, saying “we are only one of many conferences that will look elsewhere. We will not subject our attendees to potential discrimination.”
 
The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to stopping legalized discrimination from becoming the status quo and decimating Georgia’s economic future. We call on Georgia’s lawmakers to keep Georgia open for business by tabling the RFRA in this legislative session and refusing to hear similarly discriminatory legislation in future sessions.

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AGLCC Calls for Legislators to Stop Discriminatory “RFRA” in GA

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) calls on Georgia legislators to put an end to the proposed “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA). The RFRA is morally offensive and detrimental to the businesses and people of Georgia. Laws allowing religious exemptions to discriminate are a desperate and callous backlash against the success of marriage equality and other advances for the LGBT community.    
 
The AGLCC advocates for the development of economic opportunities of our LGBT and allied business members, non-profit organizations, and our corporate partners and their employees. Georgia’s proposed RFRA law is a direct threat to our members’ ability to do business in our home state. Further still, this law would essentially relegate LGBT people in Georgia to a status of second-class citizens, who would be caused to question whether they will be served in certain restaurants or be allowed to shop in particular businesses.
 
The AGLCC applauds our corporate allies here in the state of Georgia who have already taken a stand against this bill this year and in previous years. Companies like The Home Depot, Delta, The Coca-Cola Company, MailChimp, The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Metro Atlanta Chamber, and the NAACP have all made clear their denunciation of this proposed law.
 
We do not wish to see our economic or social futures compromised by the same short sighted discriminatory legislation that has caused such tremendous backlash in Indiana. This bill will surely be a stumbling block in Atlanta’s recent attempts to position itself as the “next Silicon Valley.” This bill is also likely to have a negative and lasting impact on Georgia’s flourishing film industry.
 
Firms like Salesforce.com, Angie’s List, Yelp, Chipotle, and even the state of Connecticut have already promised to boycott the state of Indiana in response to this law. Other corporations continue to take their stand against the laws of the state of Indiana. We do not wish to see a similar boycott negatively impacting the businesses we work so hard to support here in Georgia.
 
Finally, the law poses an immediate threat to the AGLCC’s proposal to host the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s (NGLCC) national conference in 2016-a conference which brought an estimated $1.4 million in revenue to the city of Las Vegas in 2014. NGLCC President and co-founder Justin Nelson has already stated that the Indiana law has called into question the NGLCC’s ability to locate the conference there, saying “we are only one of many conferences that will look elsewhere. We will not subject our attendees to potential discrimination.”
 
The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to stopping legalized discrimination from becoming the status quo and decimating Georgia’s economic future. We call on Georgia’s lawmakers to keep Georgia open for business by tabling the RFRA in this legislative session and refusing to hear similarly discriminatory legislation in future sessions.

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