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Youth Empowerment Project vol. Training (pgh.)and Community events

E.P.I. ( Events of Potential Interest) : )

Included:

Volunteering, FREE HIV Testing, Writing Contest, Fetish Events

HIV TESTING: Are you Postive your Negative? Be Sure, Get Tested! Free and confidential HIV Testing Available at:

Persad Center 5150 Penn Ave. Mon/Tues/ and Friday 10am to 5pm Call for an appt! 412-441-9786 x214

PEGASUS LOUNGE First and Third Friday of every month 10pm to 1am Free and Confidential HIV TESTING 818 Liberty Ave Downtown Pittsburgh

Volunteer Training:

Saturday December 3, 2005 1pm to 4pm

Youth Empowerment Project Volunteer Training:

Learn about Safer Sex, meet others, have fun! Must be between the ages of 14 and 24. Open to people of all backgrounds, orientations and gender expressions.

Oakland, Pa

Lunch and safer sex goodie bag provided.

Please email Lyndsey at knottedsouls@yahoo.com or call 412-441-9786 x214 to register for training.

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Drag Kings N’ More:

Calling all Drag Kings and other Gender bending/ performance folk…

The Distinguished Iron City Kings are currently reorganizing and are on the look out for some new talent…

No experience necessary, just a desire to entertain and perform and a willingness to learn is all that is needed. More of the back stage helping hand type? We need you too! Meetings Starting in December…write or call for more details!

If you are interested, please write Lyndsey at knottedsouls@yahoo.com or 412-441-9786 x214 anytime and leave a message with your name and the best time/way to contact you.

LAZLO Productions http://lazlo28.tripod.com

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Queer N' At Blow-Out!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th: 10PM @ The Pittsburgh Eagle

1740 Eckert Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412)766-7222

A showcase of proud queer Pittsburgh performers presented by: Superheroes Burlesque, Music, Spoken Word, Stand-Up Comedy, Performance Art, Drag and an Audience-Judged Dance Contest! There will also be Tarot Card reading, Henna Tattooing, plus a kissing booth and Shpahnkings!

Performers include: The Sweet Jezebels Burlesque Troupe • Joey Murphy • Dr. Helix Uranus • fAe • Gab Bonesso • Autumn Ayers • Clarice Wright • Becca Cooper • Taylor Xavier • Beth Steidle • Kiki Koutsouflakis • Colelea • And more! Come celebrate some of Pittsburgh’s finest queer performing artists.

DJ Tony Ruiz will be spinning a fabulous night of music!

Tickets: $5 in advance, $8 at the door. Sold @ The Eagle, Pegasus, Sidekicks, A Pleasant Present and the Square Café.

Door Prizes, Raffles, T-Shirts and Tons of Fun!!! Cranium Tournament - Sunday, November 20th: open exclusively to all that volunteer.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th: 10PM @ The Pittsburgh Eagle 1740 Eckert Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412)766-7222



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KATE BORNSTEIN:

Friday November 18th, 2005 Andy Warhol Museum 6:00pm to 10:00pm The Andy Warhol Museum joins the Pittsburgh

Transgender Community in a Transgender night with a special performance by Kate Bornstein at 8:00pm.

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STEEL CITY GENDER CONFERENCE

Saturday November 19th, 2005 Steel City Gender Conference 9:00am to 5:00pm

A free transgender educational conference sponsored by the Pittsburgh Transsexual Support Group (PTSG) will provide information on medical, mental, legal, and social issues facing gender variant individuals. Kate Bornstein will be the keynote speaker at the conference. This free event will be held at the Holiday Inn Select in Oakland

(100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 412-682-6200).

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FETISH:

Burghermunch Workshop – "Fifth Annual Vendor/Artisan Night"

Join us on Saturday, November 19th, when the Burghermunch's monthly workshop will be transformed into a multi-faceted evening of fun! We are very excited to hold the “Fifth Annual Vendor & Artisan Night” at the GLCC, beginning at 7:30pm. There will be 5 vendors attending, including: The ER Room (various wares and toys), James (chain mail), John/The Hungry Tiger (rope), Don and jade (candles), and Mark (floggers). In the past, this has been an excellent venue for early Christmas shopping, and a great opportunity to compare and shop.

We are also opening the night as a social event. We ask that you bring a light snack to share as we socialize, enjoy some quiet music and browse the vendor displays.

And finally, there will also be limited play space available. Please be aware that we are able to accommodate only 3 to 4 play stations. And, as we are unable to anticipate attendance, it may be difficult to find time to use equipment. Therefore, we request that if you wish to play, do so early, and be aware of the demand so as not to monopolize equipment. Also, if you do wish to play, please be prepared to sign a release, and bring a photo ID.

The Burghermunch workshop on Saturday, November 19th, will be held at the GLCC in Squirrel Hill (5808 Forward Ave.). Directions can be found at http://www.burghermunch.org. There is no reservation necessary for the workshop. A $3-$5 donation is collected on a pay-what-you-can basis, of which $1 goes directly to the GLCC for giving us space, and the rest going towards the cost of the newsletter, website, and some of the snacks.

We hope to see you on the 19th!

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National Day of Remembrance Service

Sunday November 20, 2005

7:00pm to 9:00pm

A special service will be held at St. Andrew Lutheran Church (304 Morewood Avenue) to remember the transgender people who were murdered in 2005 based on their gender identity disorder. Nationally known transgender preacher Erin Swenson will be speaking.

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An Event to Inspire Pittsburgh’s GLBT & Straight Youth

BAND 2GETHER 4RESPECT

November 27, 2004 – Pegasus Lounge at 818 Liberty Ave.

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Middle school, high school and college students, their parents, teachers, administrators are ALL invited for a FREE evening featuring live local bands, and speakers offering GLBT youth and straight allies an opportunity to learn more about the local resources available to them. For more information visit GLSEN Pittsburgh’s website, www.glsenpgh.org.

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Fetish/BDSM:

HADES: UNLEASHED Fetish Party is the FIRST Saturday of Every month!

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3, 2005

Kinky Klause Holiday Fetish Party

Have you Been Naughty or Nice?

Get your Picture taken with Kinky Klause or Mistress Klause or perhaps a naughty Little elf?

$3.00

Holiday pictures available till 1:30am

See what Kinky Klause has in his Big Red Sack! Sit on his Lap to get a special Free gift!

Fetish Attire Encouraged!

Door: $5.00 (Special event fee! ) 10pm-3:30am

VENDOR: Don from the ER ROOM www.er-room.com

DJ Paris from 10:00pm to 1:30am

Dj Mike form 1:30am to 3:00am

House of Tilden (formerly CLUB HOT) 941 Liberty Avenue, second Floor

End of Smithfield, center of Downtown! (Free Parking lot a few doors down, get there early to catch a spot!)

21 + Proper ID required

Let Your PAIN Be Our PLEASURE Brought to you by: Lazlo Productions:

http://lazlo28.tripod.com (dot com website coming soon!) lazloproductions@yahoo.com

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General Info:

Attention Youth: Register for the "The Hear Me Project" Today!

Attention Youth: Register

for the "The Hear Me Project" Today!

Contest Application

Deadline: December 1, 2005, World AIDS Day

Visit The Hear Me Project online. www.hearmeproject.org

The Hear Me Project is a contest to inspire youth between the ages of 14 and 22 years old to examine the HIV/AIDS impact and vulnerability among the adolescent community. The project's mission is to connect a relationship between at risk youth and health scientist to promote positive health behaviors.

Contestants are asked to submit an original story that will be created into a short film by highly acclaimed playwrights, authors, directors and actors. In addition to the short film, the winning contestant will also be awarded $500. The winner will be announced February 14, 2006 on MTV. Judges include Morgan Freeman, Spike Lee and Scarlett Johansson.

The contest is sponsored by Select Media Inc., who is a health education company geared towards producing and creating media for specific audiences.

Application Information:

Click here to access the contest application form, which must be completed and postmarked by December 1, 2005 (World AIDS Day).

For additional information about eligibility, judge criteria, applicant requirements, etc., please view the Application Guidelines.

Contact Information:

If you would like to receive the film trailer or contest posters and postcards to disseminate to your program, please contact Karra Greenberg at Select Media , at: (800) 707-6334 or email: karra@selectmedia.org.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the contest please email all inquires to contest@hearmeproject.org.
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