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1 Song for Equality and Peace by Craymo

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Indie gay Orlando singer/songwriter Craymo releases an inspirational new music video for the re-release single of his reggae pop song One Love One World (We Are One). One Love One World is a heartfelt song promoting world peace, equality, love, tolerance, brotherhood and human rights.

With all of the recent incidents of terrorism, mass shootings and senseless killing of innocent people and children, Craymo wants to start 2016 with a message and vision of love for the world. The music video begins with children in Pang Liu Village in China who were taught English using One Love One World as a learning aid.

It is a thought provoking message of the power of a song to change people’s lives for the better. Craymo says “let’s all put our hands together to help make this world a better place for all of us.”

The music video is co-directed by Craymo along with Nathan McMahan of August Moon Productions. The Director of Photography is Brent Reynolds, also of August Moon Productions and was edited by Jason Barnes, all local central Florida film talents. One Love One World (We Are One) is co-written by Craig Stephen Raymo and Brandon Jarrett of Moho Productions. The song is produced by Brandon Jarrett.

One Love One World (We Are One) world premiere music video is released January 1, 2016 on YouTube and all social media.

One Love One World is from Craymo’s CD Cosmos available on iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-love-one-world/id580366397?i=580366635

and CDBaby.com

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Rainbow Toastmasters

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Recently, I was invited to The SF Rainbow Toastmasters.  It was a fun-filled evening as members presented and critiqued three speeches.  In addition, there was a round of table topics where members stand up and have 1-2 minutes to offer their best to response to impromptu topics.

We sat down with Rainbow Toastmaster, Michael Platania to learn more.

Rainbow Toastmasters

How did the Rainbow Toastmasters begin?

Ken Stram was the founder. He started the club about six or seven years ago. He was the Economic Development Director at the SF LGBT Center and thought this would be a good program to have. He eventually left the center and Rainbow, but we are very excited that he has recently rejoined Rainbow!

Why an LGBT chapter?

To give us a safe space to speak and share our stories without fear or worry about what we say.

I’ve been to a lot of other toastmaster clubs, many are very good, but none quite like the group at Rainbow. We have had many guests visit us from other clubs, who also say Rainbow is unique in Toastmasters.

What does a member experience in Toastmasters?

You learn how to be a better communicator and how to be a better leader. It is a self-paced program, so everyone gets to learn and progress at their own pace. One of the unique parts of the toastmaster experience is the supportive, encouraging atmosphere. It’s all about building people up, focusing on their strengths.

Is Toastmaster a level like a black belt? Does one earn their Toastmaster status?

Yes, there are various levels. The first in “Competent Communicator” which is achieved after giving your first 10 speeches. There is also a “Competent Leader”, after filling a certain number of roles at meetings. (every meeting has a variety or roles – speakers, times, evaluators, etc) From there, you go on to a Bronze level, Silver Level, and ultimately DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) – the top level. Many people, once they achieve their DTM, then start all over and go through the process again. Some people are working on their 2nd or 3rd DTM.

Sounds like grad school

hehe – for some it can be. The people who are on their DTM are very motivated. Some people just do a few speeches.

What about the contests?

We have contests twice a year – one in the spring and one in the fall. The fall contest is a humorous speech contest, and an evaluation contest (evaluating a speech). When someone wins at the club level, they proceed to the Area Contest (an area is 4-5 clubs). From there is the Division Contest (a division is 4-5 areas) and from there to the district contest. We are in District D – from SF to Monterey.

In the spring is the International speech contest which involves winning speakers from around the world competing. This year, it will the International contest will be held in August, at the international convention in Orlando.

Have you had Rainbow members go onto upper-level contests and how have they done?

In 2010, I made it to the District Humorous Speech contest. There were eight competitors from the District – I did not make it into the final three. We’ve had others get to Area and Division levels, but I think I am the only one that made it to the District.

Rainbow Toastmaster Mike Barsul was the 2010-2011 (our calendar year is July 1 to June 30) District Governor. He is now running to be on the Toastmaster International Board of Directors, representing Region 2 – the Pacific Northwest). The election will take place at the International Convention in Orlando, in August.

If someone is interested but afraid of public speaking, what advice would you offer?

Come check us out. You can just sit and watch, have a fun night, maybe learn something, without any pressure or obligation.

If someone wants to learn more?

They should come check out a meeting. It’s free and all they have to do is show up – no prior registration is needed. They can observe how the club work and have some fun without any obligation or commitment or need to speak. If they have questions, they can email to us info@rainbowtoastmasters.org

Are there any other LGBT Toastmaster Chapters?

I know there is a LGBT chapter in New York Pride Toastmasters www.pridetoastmasters.com/– probably a few others but not sure. Also, people can check out our website rainbowtoastmaster.org, or for more general info – toastmasters.org website.

Rainbow Toastmasters San Francisco

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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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Waltham MA Direct Care Counselor Overnight

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The Home for Little Wanderers Waltham House, a group home program designed to provide a safe and supportive living environment for up to 12 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth ages 14-18 is looking for an Overnight Direct Care Counselor.

Waltham MA Direct Care Counselor Overnight

Waltham MA Direct Care Counselor Overnight

Under the direction of the Milieu Director and Supervisor, the Direct Care Counselor will provide safe, supportive environment for children. Communicate with other counselors from previous shifts to ensure the continued flow of information and coordinate activity log of daily living. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to up to 2 years college and life experience with parenting and/or childcare. Valid driver’s license required. Experience with the LGBT community required.


Looking for a job working within the LGBT Community?

Gay LGBT Job Board

We think it’s important where you spend your money, so we try to provide every opportunity for the LGBTQI community to either gain new business or land a new job. We encourage you to consume in a responsible way. Support our community by shopping, dining and staying with LGBT Businesses.

We think it’s important where you spend your money, so we try to provide every opportunity for the LGBTQI community to either gain new business or land a new job. We encourage you to consume in a responsible way. Support our community by shopping, dining and staying with LGBT Businesses.

A free service for job seekers to locate jobs and employers to locate employees that are GLBT friendly.

Seasons of Pride is supporting LGBT business by offering free services to promote LGBT business: Free Press Release Publication, Free Job Postings, Free Business Listing and Free Event Listing for LGBT Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations.

Our newest offering freelancing jobs.  We offer a free freelancers board to the LGBT community.  Send us an email with your freelance needs such as bookkeeping, web design, etc. and we will post it and promote it through our LGBT partners.

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Corpus Christi TX Social Media Specialist

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Non-profit seeks an individual to utilize social media platforms to educate and assist at-risk individuals into health care services. Responsibilities include maintaining daily social interaction thorough Facebook, tweets, chats, blogs, and videos. Preferred requirements are a degree in marketing, journalism, with emphasis on computer technology, or experience in the field. Knowledge of social networking channels and functions/activities associated with each platform. Knowledge and understanding of cultural difference of focus populations and comfortable approaching members of the community to discuss services available, surveys, and providing education. Experience in planning community wide activities, such as awareness and education events. Experience writing, editing and crafting content for the social media space. Knows how to leverage different social media platforms for informal and formal advertising. Preferred experienced working with the LGBT community.

Corpus Christi TX Social Media Specialist

Corpus Christi TX Social Media Specialist Required experience:
  • computer technology and social media platforms; working with the LGBT community: 1 year
Required education:
  • Bachelor’s
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Looking for a job working within the LGBT Community?

Gay LGBT Job Board

We think it’s important where you spend your money, so we try to provide every opportunity for the LGBTQI community to either gain new business or land a new job. We encourage you to consume in a responsible way. Support our community by shopping, dining and staying with LGBT Businesses.

We think it’s important where you spend your money, so we try to provide every opportunity for the LGBTQI community to either gain new business or land a new job. We encourage you to consume in a responsible way. Support our community by shopping, dining and staying with LGBT Businesses.

A free service for job seekers to locate jobs and employers to locate employees that are GLBT friendly.

Seasons of Pride is supporting LGBT business by offering free services to promote LGBT business: Free Press Release Publication, Free Job Postings, Free Business Listing and Free Event Listing for LGBT Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations.

Our newest offering freelancing jobs.  We offer a free freelancers board to the LGBT community.  Send us an email with your freelance needs such as bookkeeping, web design, etc. and we will post it and promote it through our LGBT partners.

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OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit 2015

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September 16, 2015toSeptember 19, 2015

OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is honored to host the 6th Annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit (OOTH2015) in Washington, D.C. on September 16-20, 2015. OOTH2015 is a unique and important convening that brings together hundreds of the nation’s leading Black LGBT activists, thought leaders, elected officials, faith leaders, elders and young adults to participate in an inspiring week of education, organizing and action planning.

OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit 2015

OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit 2015

Event organizers seek to “shift the conversation around African American holistic health by reshaping the dialogue to be inclusive of the black LGBT populace,” according to a news release.

Topics and issues of discussion via panels, workshops and networking opportunities include the impact of the Affordable Care Act; LGBT-equality movement advancement; and the impact of #BlackLivesMatter. The conference will also focus on how the family structure affects four key summit tracks: healthcare, economics, spirituality, and social justice.


The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to end racism and homophobia. As America’s leading national Black LGBT civil rights organization focused on federal public policy, NBJC has accepted the charge to lead Black families in strengthening the bonds and bridging the gaps between the movements for racial justice and LGBT equality.

Since 2003, NBJC has provided leadership at the intersection of national civil rights groups and LGBT organizations, advocating for the unique challenges and needs of the African American LGBT community that are often relegated to the sidelines. NBJC envisions a world where all people are fully-empowered to participate safely, openly and honestly in family, faith and community, regardless of race, class, gender identity or sexual orientation.

The need for NBJC is stronger than ever. Without authentic, meaningful representation and active participation from the African American LGBT community, LGBT equality cannot be positioned effectively within the broader civil rights context that it deserves. This requires much more than episodic collaborations; it entails building and sustaining relationships, and, in the process, addressing the challenges between African American communities and LGBT advocates that have previously created barriers in developing full partnerships. Within the African American community itself, the need to eradicate homophobia is critical to fostering acceptance and respect for our own brothers and sisters–our own families.

Click here to download a PDF about NBJC

Homophobia and the anti-gay oppression it engenders has severely limited the extent to which African American LGBT people live open, authentic lives. To counter this, NBJC is deepening its focus on the African American family, putting a face on the Black LGBT community, and fostering a collective effort to accord dignity and respect to all African American families as an important step in individual and community empowerment. “Building Stronger Black Families” is the theme guiding NBJC’s planning and program development as we focus on removing the inequalities of policy-based initiatives that weaken families, communities, and ultimately, the country.

Polls have repeatedly shown that respondents who know an LGBT person within their family, workplace, house of worship, and/or social networks have increased support for policies that foster equal rights. Progress on LGBT social, employment, and marriage equality issues grows as LGBT people feel empowered to be out and open in their families and communities.  Increasing acceptance and respect for Black LGBT people within their families, churches and communities is essential to increasing that openness within the African American community and gaining support for LGBT equality.

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SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival

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August 29, 2015toAugust 30, 2015

Birmingham SHOUT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Birmingham SHOUT is Alabama’s first and only LGBTQ film festival and is proud to support the growing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and otherwise queer community in the Magic City, along with providing compelling content for anyone interested in independent films. Birmingham, AL.

SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival

SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival

Alabama’s first and only LGBTQ film festival celebrates its tenth year with the 2015 SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival, August 29-30 in the theatre district of downtown Birmingham. Join us for two days of the best new independent LGBTQ films, along with panels, parties, workshops, and more.

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Michigan Pride 2015

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August 29, 2015

Michigan Pride – The annual Pride Parade, part of the 26th Celebration of Pride in Michigan’s Capital. The Pride Parade attracts thousands of spectators annually and includes contingents from around the state-floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment and much more. People from all walks of life participate in this annual event to show they have pride. Lansing, MI.

Michigan Pride provides education, outreach, support, and events to enhance the lives of lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender people and builds quality relationships with all Michigan residents.

Michigan Pride 2015Michigan Pride 2015

Michigan Pride works to educate the Greater Michigan community about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues and concerns. This includes, but is not limited to, equal rights for the LGBT community, marriage equality, and keeping LGBT families intact. We are also here to educate the LGBT and ally community about concerns that affect the LGBT population and are committed to working at the intersections of sexuality, gender, race, and class.

Kick off your White Party this year with a special concert by country music star Steve Grand!

Did you know that Michigan Pride, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization? It’s true! To continue the annual, statewide events at the Capitol we need your support— whether it’s $1, $5, $20, or $100!
Donate Today
VOLUNTEER
You’ll meet people from around Michigan, have fun, sweat a bit, and undoubtedly leave feeling good! At the end of the day you will have helped create a space for thousands of LGBT people to come out and show their PRIDE!
Volunteer Today
Michigan LGBT Community

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Calgary Pride Festival 2015

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August 28, 2015toSeptember 7, 2015

Celebrating 10 years of Pride in Alberta!

Calgary Pride – Pride Calgary Planning Committee is a not-for-profit organization that promotes equality and acceptance of Calgary’s LGBTQA community. We celebrate our community’s history, courage and diversity through our annual Pride Parade & Street Festival. Pride Calgary plans, hosts and fundraises throughout the year to bring these events to our community. Calgary, AB.

Calgary Pride Festival 2015

Calgary Pride Festival 2015

The most anticipated event of the year in Calgary is finally here!! Celebrating 10 years of pride events in Alberta we are excited to announce our pride tradition with the biggest stars and the hottest Pure Pride line-up ever!!!!!

The show is starring one of the most popular pop stars of this decade DEV!!

DEV is a multi million selling artist with number one hits backing this powerful pop-star such as Dancing in the Dark, Like a G-6 and who could forget the mega hit Bass Down Low! DEV is young, energetic and she has been viewed on YouTube over 200 million times.

DEV is live in concert at Pure Pride Calgary, we are so proud she is joining us for our 10th anniversary finale at the main event and official party of Pride Calgary 2015!!!

Also performing is Rupauls Drag Race favourite and season 7 finalist, Pearl performing live and doing a meet and greet with the other stars in the VIP balcony!

It doesn’t stop there, The most famous pornstar in the world/ movie star, with millions of fans worldwide and many feature film credits we are proud to present Brent Corrigan, who will be performing on stage and also mingling with our VIP guests on the VIP balcony getting to know you personally !

The night will be filled with incredible ambient performers including stunning performances from former Cirque Du Soleil performer Tyler Ayres, bringing his sexy art to the Pure Pride stage.

Alberta has some of the finest performers in the world and we are very proud to showcase the amazing talents of DJ Dopamine, Cary York Jones, April Storm, Devery Bess, Argintina, Farah Moan, Ruby Hymen, Elektra Kute, The Snap Boys, Angelina Starchild, the amazing Pure Pride Boys and more!!!

This Pride party promises to be the best party of any pride party in Canada this year and expect to see guests from all over North America.

Enhance your pride experience on the VIP balcony where you will get a chance to meet all 3 mega stars and participate on our VIP photo booth and take selfies and experience this once in a lifetime all star cast at our 10th anniversary finale.

This party has sold out every year so get your tickets while you can.

Happy 2015 Pride and 10 years of Pure Pride!

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Manchester Pride 2015

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August 28, 2015toAugust 31, 2015

The Parade theme for this year is ‘Devotion.’ Manchester is a city devoted to embracing and celebrating diversity, especially the LGBT communities that have helped shaped Manchester’s cultural heritage and landscape over the centuries. We want people to celebrate the fact that Manchester is proud of its LGBT history and shares in its future. We want people to shout about who or what they are ‘Devoted to…’ For example ‘I’m Devoted to my wife or girlfriend,’ ‘Manchester is devoted to showing its support to its LGBT community,’ whoever or whatever you’re devoted to – the Manchester Pride Parade is the perfect platform to show your ‘Devotion!’

Manchester Gay Pride – The Big Weekend takes place in the world famous Gay Village in Manchester. The charity has been raising money for LGBT and HIV projects in the region and since 2003, has raised and distributed over £1.1million. Manchester Pride: CAMPAIGNS for equality and challenges discrimination, CREATES opportunity for engagement and participation and CELEBRATES lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life. Manchester, England.

Manchester Pride 2015

Manchester Pride 2015

 

Want to strut your stuff in front of thousands of adoring Manchester Pride fans and supporters? Here’s your chance! The Manchester Pride Parade is an opportunity for you to get involved with one of the largest and most exciting LGBT Parades in the UK. It’s your chance to show Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people all over the UK, Europe and the world, the very best that Manchester has to offer. So join us as we turn the streets of Manchester in to a kaleidoscope of colour this August.

Manchester Pride is an award-winning festival by, and for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. The festival is officially the best LGBT event in the UK, as voted for by readers of the Pink Paper for five consecutive years.

There are four elements to the festival:

  • Pride Fringe – Over 40 art, music, culture, debate and sports events
  • The Big Weekend -Over 70 hours of live music, across two stages, Dance Arena, Lifestyle Expo area, market stalls and much more
  • The Parade – Running through the heart of the city, a colourful, vibrant celebration of LGBT life.
  • The George House Trust Candlelit Vigil – Remember those who we have lost to the HIV virus or those living with HIV.

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