9/16/2010 Fresh Fruit


Discrimination & Remembering

Nancy Manahan & Becky Bohan, authors

Nancy and her wife Becky are both authors.
Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully: A Journey with Cancer and Beyond was co-written by Nancy and Becky and is their most recent book. Other books include Nancy's ground breaking non-fiction Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence & On My Honor: Lesbians Reflect on Their Scouting Experiences and Becky's fiction Sinister Paradise and Fertile Betrayal. Nancy and Becky are founding members of the Minnesota Threshold Network

Camp Trans

Camp Trans is an annual gathering of transgender people and their allies in Michigan with the intent of: Protesting the exclusion of trans women from women-only spaces, most notably the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival;Building a trans-inclusive community that is welcoming and safe for all;Empowering the next generation of activists to fight for trans issues locally through organizer trainings, workshops, and leadership development; and Advocating for the inclusion of trans issues in progressive, queer, and feminist movements by building coalitions with supportive organizations and bringing attention to local campaigns.

Bryan Gerber, choreographer

The Flower Shop Project & Project 515

In Minnesota, there are at least 515 laws that discriminate against families of same sex couples. Join us for a dynamic collaboration of theater artists as FSP and Project 515 unite to illuminate the inequities faced by same sex couples and to celebrate the vision of Minnesota where all citizens are equally valued and respected under the law.

Jefferson Fietek, coordinator
Cabaret Benefit and Walk for Suicide Prevention

Cabaret Benefit September 18, 7:00pm

Cabaret Show with incredible line-up of artists and silent auction full of great items (including theater tickets to places like the Guthrie Theater and Dudley Riggs! The event is at First Christian Church, 2201 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis

Young people who have committed suicide based on their struggles with their sexual identity or who were harassed because they were perceived as being gay/lesbian,bi-sexual or transgender. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth are up to FOUR TIMES more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers.

Find a walk near you:

Out of the Darkness Community Walks!

By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), you will be walking with thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, advocate for mental health issues, and assist survivors of suicide loss.

MN Community Walks
09/11/2010 Sandstone Walk, Sandstone Riders Horse Arena, Hwy 61 - Sandstone, Minnesota
09/18/2010 Rochester MN Walk, Silver Lake Park, East Pavilion - Rochester, Minnesota
09/19/2010 Twin Cities Walk, Black Bear Crossing at Como Park - Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
09/25/2010 Brainerd Walk, Brainerd High School Track - Brainerd, Minnesota
09/25/2010 Blaine Community Walk, Blaine High School - Blaine, Minnesota

Playlist Tracks: 
Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie,Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed,DD/C, Sandy Rapp, Romanovsky Phillips, RuPaul - Fresh Fruit Theme 3rd Thursdays
Album: collage by Dixie Treichel; Label: self released
Laura Wolfe - Breathe
Album: Siren; Label: Laura Wolfe
Namoli Brennet - Maybe Tonight
Album: Brighter Side of Me; Label: Namoli Brennet
Scott Free - Free
Album: The Pink Album ( a pop opera); Label: Leather/Western Records