Bingham Cup, Gay Games 2010 & more on Fresh Fruit 5-20-10

Queer sports, queer takes & queer rights with Dixie Treichel, John Townsend & Jeremy Brezovan on Fresh Fruit Thursday May 20 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Guests

Blair Dempster, Matty Strickler, Joe Vollmar, Minneapolis Mayhem Rugby athletes
D. Rojas, Gay Games athlete
Dean Otto, film curator
Dale Carpenter, Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law

Guest Host: Jeremy Brezovan

Blair Dempster, Matty Strickler, Joe Vollmar, athletes

The Minneapolis Mayhem Rugby Football Club is a different kind of rugby team. Our club strives to promote participation in rugby by traditionally underrepresented groups, including gay men. We provide an inclusive environment in which members of diverse communities can learn the laws and practice of rugby and have the opportunity to compete at local, regional, national and international venues.

Mayhem RFC will host Bingham Cup 2010 in Minneapolis.
The Mark Bingham Memorial Tournament, or Bingham Cup, is a biannual international, gay rugby union tournament.
The tournament date is slated for 17-20 June 2010.

D. Rojas, athlete
GayGames VIII Cologne 2010

The Gay Games, unlike the Olympic Games, enable people from all walks of life to compete against each other regardless of skill level, age or physical challenge.

The first Gay Games took place in 1982 in San Francisco, bringing together 1,350 athletes from a dozen countries. The Games have been held every four years since in world-class cities.
July 31-August 7, 2010, Cologne, Germany

also tonight

Dean Otto, film curator
Queer Takes Film Festival
ALT FAMILIES
Walker Art Center, JUNE 4–11
featuring films that delve into the complexities of the topic of families
within the LGBT community. Also Love Never Dies, which explores issues within LGBT families, and features Alexandra Gelis’ film Bord, Thursday–Saturday, May 20–June 27, 12 noon–6 pm, Free
Form+Content Gallery, 210 North Second Street, Minneapolis

Dale Carpenter, Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law
University of Minnesota Law School
Same-sex marriage lawsuits & legal issues