Pride Events This Month
Poetry & Prose Celebration
Hosted/judged in part by Cville Pride
Students from the City of Charlottesville as well as Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Nelson counties in grades 5-8 and 9-12 are invited to submit their poetry and prose on any topic.
Deadline: February 15, 2017.
Plus, the inaugural Cville Pride Award in the Poetry & Prose Contest will recognize student writers who embrace topics and/or perspectives that are relevant to the LGBTQ+ community. These may range from discussions of identity and selfhood, to explorations of sexuality, gender, and/or the process of coming out.
Learn more about the competition and award ceremony.
This first forum event in March will gather together local organizations working in and with marginalized communities. If you belong to an organization and would like to get involved, or if you are interested in events on this topic going forward, email Siri Russell.
LGBTQ Events at the Virginia Festival of the Book
Once again, Cville Pride is sponsoring a series of book events highlighting the LGBTQ experience. Don’t miss a commemoration of local transgender artist Carmelita’s book of drawings; also, Jim Obergeffell will be here talking about his new book about the battle for marriage equality (and maybe a gathering after?! Stay tuned!)
March 22-25 – See specific dates and times for all the LGBTQ programs
Equality Virginia Commonwealth Dinner
This annual gala brings together activists and allies from around the Commonwealth for an evening of speakers, food, dancing.
Saturday, April 1
We’ll be there – join us?
CAN’T-MISS COMMUNITY EVENTS
Victory Hall Opera Show
This cutting edge company asked us to let you all know that they are hoping to find 2 young males for their next production that is hoping to shed light on some untold gay and lesbian artist stories. All non-singing roles – no musical background required!
- Show: Sunday, March 19th from 4-6pm
- Members of Cville Pride a 20% Discount on tickets to the show, using the password VHOLIFE
- More info: Email Miriam