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Gay Heroes and LGBT Comics

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Introducing LGBTQ heroes

GAYSAR Comics is a company that has created a line of gay heroes with the purpose to not only entertain the public, but also raise awareness and to fight for gay rights. The first comic book entitled “The Cure” will be released on November 7th and will have a cost of $4.99 a copy. While they will only be publishing their first issue, GAYSAR Comics has already created a wide variety of gay heroes.

Gay Heroes and LGBT Comics

Gay Heroes and LGBT Comics

A representative from GAYSAR Comics was quoted as saying, “At GAYSAR Comics, we have created gay characters with special powers known as gay-heroes. They may be fictional, but they will help create real life heroes. How? GAYSAR will donate 2% of  comic book issue sales to international and national gay nonprofit organizations.”
Though the characters and story lines may be fictional, they are based on the life experiences of our LGBTQ community. Before each of the characters were created, representatives from GAYSAR Comics met with high school students members of the LGBTQ community to discuss various issues that they face on a daily basis. Many of these issues and discussions inspired the stories in the GAYSAR Universe.

“Each character represents current issues that affect each of us, inside and outside of our community. For example, transgender issues; what these people are going through and what they have to face in a daily basic. Also, in Uganda gay people are being punished with life imprisonment or with death penalty. Kids in Honduras are exploited and used by drug cartels. The global political issues we cover also include social justice, AIDS/HIV, love, awareness, and acceptance.”says a representative from GAYSAR Comics.

Some of the unique gay heroes created by GAYSAR include: Dr. Neveah, a transgender super genius who can  transform into other people. Eron, a latino hero whose brain gives him the power to do unexplainable things; his overall skills become limitless as his brain percentage goes up. Queen Izar a Drag who has the power to give and take life. Nami, a twink who can communicate and become one with technology. Kian, a gay bear motivational speaker for the gay community who has the strength and senses of a bear. Jaseri, a lesbian who has the ability to control the elements of nature. GAYSAR attempts to represent all the members of the gay community such as lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, queers, and sub-community as Bigender, Leather, Butch, Bear and Drag Queen.

In order to find out more about GAYSAR comics, their unique brand of gay heroes, about the goals that the company is trying to reach, or to learn how to get a copy of their first issued comic, visit their website right here. GAYSAR Comics, has also launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to give the first comic book a collection item to those who contribute. If you would like to be part of the success of GAYSAR in our community, please share or contribute here to the campaign and help towards the dream of many LGBTQ artists.

Also, to find out which gay-hero are you with a fun game, click here.

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OutSpokane 2015

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June 13, 2015

OutSpokane Rainbow Festival – Annual parade through the streets of downtown Spokane the second Saturday in June. Spokane, WA.

Since 1992, Spokane has seen the LGBTQA community come together to honor those brave individuals that fought back against the police raids in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York. The Stonewall Riots were a turning point for the gay rights movement. The following year, in 1970 the cities of Chicago, Los Angeles and New York all held parades commemorating the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Since then, cities around the globe have started marches and parades as well.

The first march that happened in Spokane was literally on the sidewalks and was sponsored by PFLAG. The following year a permit was ordered and the march was in the streets, followed by a small rally in the part. In 2004 our march turned into a parade. That first parade brought together 300 members of the LGBTQA population. We’ve grown a bit since then, with 2011 bringing in 5,200+ people. Large organizations like UUCS (Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane), Spokane AIDS Network, and Planned Parenthood as well as smaller groups like Spokane Transpeople, EWU Pride Center, and the SFCC Alliance participate in the parade. We have groups that march with banners, groups on bicycles, others in cars and floats. Some make their own music and others bring their own. Floats and lots of Rainbow are encouraged.

OutSpokane 2015

OutSpokane 2015

Each and every year, the festivities commence for the Rainbow Festival at 12:30 on the second Saturday in June to a large crowd gathered in the beautiful Gondola Meadows in Riverfront Park. It wasn’t always this way; the first Pride Parade in 1992 was a couple of people marching on a sidewalk and there was no Festival portion of the event. But today the Festival has become a crowd pleaser, with up to 5,200+ people coming to see the entertainment, booths, beer garden and family area that have become a staple of the Rainbow Festival.

Organizations large and small, national and local join us for our Rainbow Festival every year by getting booth space to advertise their shops, services, advocacy and educational material. Groups ranging from Statewide LGBT organizations like Equal Rights Washington and local youth groups like INMx and Odyssey Youth to local businesses and shops like The Garland Theater, Over the Rainbow Shop and Native Bead Art participate in our festival. We also have a large family area with plenty of activities from face painting to children’s bouncy castles and the WSU Raptor Club showing off their beautiful birds.

We invite all of you to come enjoy the fun this year in Gondola Meadows at Riverfront Park (South-West corner of the park by the Bloomsday Running Statues). The Rainbow Festival kicks off immediately after the Parade. Bring your friends, your family and your children! Celebrate our community. There is something for everyone at Pride; be a part of it.

OutSpokane 2015

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Boston Pride 2015

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June 5, 2015toJune 14, 2015

Boston Pride – Boston Pride’s 2015 Theme: 45th Anniversary – #WickedProud

Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility and dignity, we educate, communicate and advocate by building and strengthening community connections. Boston, MA.

Boston Pride 2015

Boston Pride 2015

The twofold structure of the 2015 theme is meant, on the one hand, to evoke the storied history of Pride in Boston and, on the other hand, to provide a distinctively Bostonian motto around which our community can rally into the future.

The theme commemorates Boston Pride’s 45th year of existence: Boston Pride, as an organization, was born in 1970, one year after the Stonewall Riots. From a small march with speeches between Jacque’s Cabaret and City Hall, to over 40 events including a four-hour parade illustrating our community’s diversity and richness, Boston Pride has grown immensely and is now the largest annual public event in New England! We are proud to continue the tradition of public demonstration in the streets of Boston, as well as to offer numerous other events intended for everyone to enjoy and to celebrate who they are, in a safe and fun environment.

In addition to Boston Pride’s commitment to a legacy of public events, we also work year-round to ensure the visibility of our community online. Whether on our website or on social media, we strive to highlight resources and content that are useful and valuable to the LGBT and ally community in Boston and beyond. To that end, we hope that #WickedProud can be a rallying cry for all of us, expressing our collective pride in a characteristically Bostonian way. Throughout the year, Boston Pride will be using the hashtag #WickedProud to proclaim our community’s pride in the virtual world. We invite you to join us in sharing online how #WickedProud you are to be part of the LGBT and ally community.

 

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Happy Camper Badges

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Happy Camper badges are equal parts whimsical, serious, self-deprecating, and ridiculous.  And, while playfully mocking at times, the badges represent the fact that humor is a great antidote to shame, fear and hate.  Therefore, our badges includes good deeds, dubious deeds and funny deeds.

Happy Camper Badges, a line of gay-themed satirical merit badges which can be earned for all sorts of gay achievements!

Happy Camper Badges

Happy Camper Badges

THE HAPPY CAMPER came to be as a result of an excessively tipsy foray into a live auction bidding war with a phenomenally fabulous 6’10” drag queen…

Following a very public trouncing at an over-the-top, circus-themed gay gala in San Francisco, our founder Stefanie ended up with a lesbian cruise package as a consolation prize and the Happy Camper concept was born. After years of living as a self-described “bad gay,” she was excited to “earn” her lesbian cruise badge. And earn she did!

Our founder Stefanie believes in giving back, therefore a portion of Happy Camper proceeds will go to causes that support LGBTQ youth!  Be proud and live loud!

Our badges are embroidered and come with a peel and stick backing.  You can proudly don your badge on a sash, a bag, almost anywhere really.  Each badge comes with a collectable card noting how it is “earned” – but truthfully, we are ok if YOU declare how you earned it. Check out our selection – we bet you have earned at least one. And hey, you might see a few badges perfect for your partner, your pals, your bestie. Buy them a gift (unless you’re Frugal).


Happy Camper was proud to be a part of the One Community luncheon and expo! Angela Hughey and Sheri Owens created One Community in the fall of 2008.  ONE Community is an interactive web and events community for LGBT and allied individuals and businesses.

One of the most touching and inspiring moments was when the CHANGE Agent Award went to the Ham Family, for their amazing love and commitment to their 14 adopted children! Check out their story, you will totally cry and smile all at once! Like sunshine through rain these men have brought hope and beauty to the lives of these foster kids. They certainly earned the Family Values badge!

We joined many other businesses and individuals in celebrating diversity and ensuring workplace equality by signing the One Community Pledge. If you or your place of business has not yet taken the pledge you should!

 

Gay LGBT Business Directory

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Happy Camper Badges

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Happy Camper badges are equal parts whimsical, serious, self-deprecating, and ridiculous.  And, while playfully mocking at times, the badges represent the fact that humor is a great antidote to shame, fear and hate.  Therefore, our badges includes good deeds, dubious deeds and funny deeds.

Happy Camper Badges, a line of gay-themed satirical merit badges which can be earned for all sorts of gay achievements!

Happy Camper Badges

Happy Camper Badges

THE HAPPY CAMPER came to be as a result of an excessively tipsy foray into a live auction bidding war with a phenomenally fabulous 6’10” drag queen…

Following a very public trouncing at an over-the-top, circus-themed gay gala in San Francisco, our founder Stefanie ended up with a lesbian cruise package as a consolation prize and the Happy Camper concept was born. After years of living as a self-described “bad gay,” she was excited to “earn” her lesbian cruise badge. And earn she did!

Our founder Stefanie believes in giving back, therefore a portion of Happy Camper proceeds will go to causes that support LGBTQ youth!  Be proud and live loud!

Our badges are embroidered and come with a peel and stick backing.  You can proudly don your badge on a sash, a bag, almost anywhere really.  Each badge comes with a collectable card noting how it is “earned” – but truthfully, we are ok if YOU declare how you earned it. Check out our selection – we bet you have earned at least one. And hey, you might see a few badges perfect for your partner, your pals, your bestie. Buy them a gift (unless you’re Frugal).


Happy Camper was proud to be a part of the One Community luncheon and expo! Angela Hughey and Sheri Owens created One Community in the fall of 2008.  ONE Community is an interactive web and events community for LGBT and allied individuals and businesses.

One of the most touching and inspiring moments was when the CHANGE Agent Award went to the Ham Family, for their amazing love and commitment to their 14 adopted children! Check out their story, you will totally cry and smile all at once! Like sunshine through rain these men have brought hope and beauty to the lives of these foster kids. They certainly earned the Family Values badge!

We joined many other businesses and individuals in celebrating diversity and ensuring workplace equality by signing the One Community Pledge. If you or your place of business has not yet taken the pledge you should!

 

Gay LGBT Business Directory

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Divers/Cite 2013

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July 30, 2013toAugust 4, 2013

Montreal, QC

Divers/Cite

Divers/Cité is a LGBT event whose mission is to present and promote arts and music illustrating and celebrating the value of diversity in a spirit of sharing, solidarity and openness with the world. 18 years of constant growth and expansion has established Divers/Cité as an internationally recognized festival with a loyal following.

Most of our events are outdoors and free. Our programming follows set themes covering a wide range of artistic tendencies that appeal to widely varying audiences. Divers/Cité proudly showcases: modern dance, blues, jazz, pop, Latin, rock, world, funk, ambient, techno and electronic music concerts, drag queen performances, an outdoor film screening and a photo exhibition.

Some of Divers/Cité’s signature shows include: La Grande Danse, Mascara: La nuit des drags, Sex Garage and New Society, two of which have garnered worldwide recognition. Mascara: La nuit des drags is the biggest drag show on earth and features over 100 artists in a whopping five-hour, non-stop theatrical extravaganza. The continent’s most impressive outdoor dance event, La Grande Danse offers close to 11 hours of multimedia infused beats spun by the globe’s most impressive DJs.

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