Pride Events This Month
Queer Student Union at UVA: Queer Families Panel
Members of Cville Pride board and others will discuss experiences of living in a queer family.
Thursday, February 2, 8:30 p.m.
Ice Skating Youth Party
All LGBTQ youth & their friends invited to join us for an open skate and treats.
Friday, February 10, 6-8pm
Questions? Email Matthew Brown.
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
Share the Love: Annual LGBTQ & Allies V-Day Event
February 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
GET YOUR TICKETS TO SHARE THE LOVE 2017
Victory Hall Opera Audition and 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!
- Auditions: Feb 5th
- 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
Equity and Progress in Charlottesville (EPIC) Organizing Meeting
A progressive group that wants to include LGBTQ rights and perspectives.
Tuesday, January 31, 6:30pm
JMRL Central Library
One Billion Rising Celebration
Empowering event with music and dance and art and poetry, includes LGBTQ rights.
February 14, 6-9pm
IX Art Park
Indivisible Charlottesville Launch Meeting
A national movement with a new local chapter. Includes LGBTQ rights.
Jan 28, 3 – 4:30 PM
JMRL Central Library
Pussy Grabs Back: Art Fundraiser
Nasty Women for Planned Parenthood
Art submissions due by Feb 17
Exhibit opening party, Feb 25, 7-10pm
IX Art Park