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OPTIONZ Pride Party for Trans & Queer People of Color THU June 9th
Due to racist policy at previous venue, OPTIONZ has been MOVED to :
130 Water St (120 Water St entrance)
Downtown Boston, 02109
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
OPTIONZ: 5th Annual Multicultural Pride Party from Queer Women of Color and Friends
OPTIONZ is an annual diversity-conscious, trans-inclusive, bi-friendly, open-to-all Pride party brought to you by Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston) in conjunction with the Boston Pride Committee and Black Pride 2011.
This year, OPTIONZ is being co-hosted by Spectra Events’ Power Lesbian Network, Gay Boston (Young Women of Color), Multicultural AIDS Coalition, MadFemmePride, and the LGBT Coalition of Western Massachusetts.
Thursday June 9th
130 Water Street
Boston MA 02109
9PM-10PM Social-Networking and Speed-Friending with QWOC+ and MFP
10PM-2AM DJ Sun One spins the best of Reggae, R&B, Hip-Hop, Latin, and Top 40
*All proceeds will be used to put on QWOC Week (Jul 29th-Aug 7th, 2011)*
*This event is Open to ALL.*
ROOTS: Dance for LGBT Human Rights in Africa
Hosted by Spectra Events and Queer Women of Color and Friends
In Africa, DANCE is an expression of PRIDE.
In Africa, DANCE invigorates and sustains the SPIRIT and LIVELIHOOD of many cultures.
In Africa, DANCE unites people in SOLIDARITY and summons forth RESISTANCE.
In Africa, DANCE is used as a CALL TO BRETHREN, neighboring villages, ALLIES, spirits who have passed, ancestors, and gods…
In Africa, DANCE EMPOWERS and UNITES ENTIRE COMMUNITIES in times of celebration…
… and of need.
THIS PRIDE SEASON, please join us for… A PRIDE EVENT **WITH AN INTERNATIONAL TWIST**
Saturday June 11th
52 Temple Place Boston MA
7-9PM Head over to MANTRA after the ESME Block party to join the movement (literally); there will be NO lines (if you get there early)
9PM onwards Get down to DJ Bruno and DJ Rizzla spinning west african rhythms, afrobeat, international house, soca, reggae, and hiphop.
**A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to an organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. TBD. Feel free to leave a comment with your nominations!**
PRIDE IS A PRIVILEGE. Let’s Use Ours to Support Global Equality.