Friday, April 10, 2009

New Location, LGBT Equality Breakthroughs and a new hope for Spring

I hope all of you are planning to attend the next Valued Families gathering 
Sunday May 3rd at the NEW Harmony Cafe Fox Valley location at 233 E. College Avenue, Appleton. 

The cafe will be open tot he public on Sundays so there will be cafe service (sandwiches, coffee, drinks) available when we meet. There are private rooms available for groups. I will go ahead and reserve on for our next meeting and we can decide collectively if this is necessary for all meetings or just some.

Three cheers for the recent victories for gay marriage in Iowa and Vermont. Iowa's unanimous victory makes it the third state in the U.S. to legalize gay marriage and the first in the heartland. 

Vermont, the first state to recognize civil unions between same-sex couples remains a pioneer as they passed gay marriage through the legislature barely achieving enough votes to override Governor Douglass's veto. Still, a victory none the less.

  • UW-Oshkosh's GLBT Student organization, Rainbow Alliance for HOPE is hosting a panel discussions, Wednesday, April 29th at  7PM on Being an LGBTQ parent.  The panel will be in Reeve Union Rm 214. For more information, please contact: Shawn at 920-424-3182.
  • Positive Voice is hosting the first annual adult Gay Prom, Saturday April 25th, 7PM at Liberty hall in Kimberly. Check out their web site for more information
And, as always, don't forget to check Harmony Cafe's web site for ongoing LGBTQ programs and services near you!

May you all enjoy a Happy Easter and Passover as you celebrate with your valued families.