Thursday, August 06, 2015

Throwback Thursday at COP 24/7

Its another "throwback Thursday," as we await tonight's highly anticipated GOP Debate Roustabout featuring folks whom all believe that have what it takes to be the leader of the free world. Just thinking about that get's a "God help us all!"

All this week the news bluster has been about the latest big mouth, off the cuff and script and I say what I think from Donald Trump, not to mention the scurrying around of everyone else trying to be as outrageous as think they can be.

Mike Hucakabee is not budging nor walking back his holocaust reference or Ted Cruz's blood curdling cry that "I would do anything and I will continue to do anything I can to stop the train wreck that is Obamacare." I think you get the picture. COP 24/7 will be again asking those living with HIV to understand the importance of their voices in regards to House Bill 1586, The Repeal HIV Criminalization measure here in 2015 and making sure that they are damn on their toes about election cycle 2016. Even as we bow out of the space coming in September, we will be rolling information across numerous digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram plus participating in some local community engagement activities.

As all that political mayhem plays out, plus we got a Southern heat wave, some falling gas prices, an upcoming equality summit, new groups emerging such as the LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce and Hot Springs County LGBTQ Equality, there's plenty of stuff to get to in the present. but as it has become a hot spot. Let's take a look back at what really going on as COP 24/7 reported it....

Originally posted November 23, 2009
Teachable Moments: The Center for Artistic Revolution will be sponsoring a workshop entitled, "Butch/Femme in Arkansas & Ourselves" on Monday, November 30 at 6:00 pm, 1st Presbyterian Church. The seesion will explore the words "butch and femme" which can bring a lot of images and thoughts to mind. Some say these are lesbian identities of the past. Others purport butch/femme identities are expanding to include various gender presentations and identities including transfolk, studs, AGs, and more. There will be a lively discussion and workshop on the history of butch/femme, the significance of these identities and roles today, and our own views on what butch/femme means in our lives and in our rural/southern queer movement. ALL are welcome to attend this workshop, including but not limited to butches, femmes, questioning, curious, and allies of ALL AGES. This event is FREE and will be followed by a social with a Potluck social at 8PM. The workshop will be facilitated by Amanda Harris. Amanda is a queer-southern-feminist-femme living in Brooklyn. Amanda organizes with Femme Family NYC, is a board member of Center for Artistic Revolution, and works with homeless queer youth in New York.

Benefits A-G-GO: As World AIDS Day approaches there are many activities churing aobut including an AIDS Benefit @ Club Pulse December 1st, hosted by the U.A.L.R. Alliance, 8:00PM-2:00AM. The door cover AND donations goes to the Arkansas AIDS Foundation, which is an endangered organization in our community that needs our help! So come out and support your community while enjoying great entertainment!The Go-Go Revolution Girls will be appearing! HOTT HOTT HOTT GIRLS! LIVE MUSIC (in Offcenter room) starring...JILL STRINGHAM's band ANGELYN JOLLEY's band

DRAG SHOW (in Pulse room) starring...Brittney Paige- MCBreeanna Braxton Paige Mshay Foster, Tionne Iman ,Diedra Winsor Walker, Blair Paige, Gino Murano, Valentino Rios, Johnny DeMarco, Marco Delgatto and SIMONE: Slam Poet

Originally posted December 7, 2009

DSRA Royalty Night: Let me began that this is going to be a biased post because I'm simply over the moon for the support that I was afforded to witness this weekend. THANK YOU my rainbow family for your outpouring during the Belles & Boots: An Evening of Royalty show featuring the 2010-11 DSRA Royalty Team, Mr. DSRA Jerry Lum and 1st Alternate Marvella. The benefit cast was a who's who of local entertainers including Champagne, Miranda M. Cherity, Crystal Love, Lana, Marco Delgato, Diva Denery and former Mr. DSRA Dan Scott. Even though we promoted the show with a vengeance, I was overwhelmed especially as friends whom I've not seen in years, answered the "call" to come join us in our fundraising effort for Rodeo in the Rock tentatively slated for April 30 - May 2, 2011. The evening which included a Silent Auction netted a impressive $2100.00 which will be utilized by the charitable organization for the impending rodeo and selected charity donation. Last year DSRA selected St. Judes Hospital as it's designated charity recipient.

Also during the evening toys were collected for redistribution via another local entity. During competition I stated that my platform was all about refreshing DSRA within the community and outreaching to the diverse cultures that make up the "people Mosaic" of our area. This is just beginning of a journey that will be open to everyone and anyone. No matter how small the donation or talent. Our entire 2010 calendar will be announced shortly and I hope to see you all in the New Year. Good Work community!!!

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