by Joe Siegel/TRT Reporter
The 29th Annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) gala will be held on November 13 at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Boston. Tickets are $225 per person and $100 for Federal Club members. For more information, please visitwww.hrcboston.org.
Sean Bielat, the Republican challenger to Congressman Barney Frank, recently caused a stir when he compared gays in the military to short people not being able to serve.
“There’s no absolute right to serve,” Bielat said. “Men under the height of 5 feet, 2 inches can’t serve…I don’t see anybody protesting. Where are the people standing in front of the White House, the short guys standing in front of the White House? You don’t see it. We understand that there’s no absolute right to serve in all these other areas.”
Worcester News Briefs
The Transcending Boundaries Conference is a lively weekend of education, social activism, research, and support for persons whose sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity, sex, or relationship style do not fit within the binary confines of male or female, gay or straight, monogamous or single. The seventh Transcending Boundaries Conference will be held Friday November 19 through Sunday November 21 at The DCU Center and the Worcester Hilton Garden Inn. Everyone who is interested in the issues surrounding living life as bisexual, omnisexual, pansexual, queer, transgender, transsexual, cross-dresser, transvestite, genderqueer, or intersex, as well as those who practice consensual polyamorous and/or kink relationships is invited to attend. Even those who have never quite found a word to describe themselves will enjoy this weekend celebration of who we are.
Rhode Island briefs
Youth Pride, Inc, presents Live Out Loud on Friday, November 5 at the Providence Biltmore. The cocktails and silent auction will be at 6:30 p.m.; dinner and dancing at 8 p.m. Tickets are $60 in advance and $70 at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (401) 521-5626.
Equity Action presents the Julie Pell Awards on Wednesday, November 10 at The Rhode Island Convention Center. Honorees include Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, who will be presented with The Julie Pell Justice Award for Community Leadership. 5:30 – 6:00 Sponsorship meet & greet reception and cocktail reception, 6:30 – 7:00 Awards, 7:00 – 8:30 Food stations, music & celebration. To purchase tickets or for sponsorship information go tohttp://guest.cvent.com/d/xdq5r7/4W.
There will be a Wine Tasting on November 5 to benefit the New Haven Pride Center. New Haven Pride Center, 14 Gilbert St., West Haven. Send a check to NHPC, P.O. Box 8914, West Haven, CT 06532. For more information call 203.387.2252 and leave a message, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective will be presenting their 8th _One Big Event (OBE)_ on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Hilton Hartford Hotel. One of Hartford’s most distinctive benefits, it brings in a tangy mix of the old guard, the hip crowd and drag queens out in full force. _One Big Event_ is a fundraiser for the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective, the largest organization in the state devoted to the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities. The funds raised from the evenings’ festivities go toward programs and services. One Big Event is an evening with cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing with the fabulous Shaded Soul Band. Michael Wilson, Artistic Director of _The Hartford Stage_, will serve as emcee. The evening starts with cocktails at 6:00pm and ends at midnight when the band plays their last song. Tickets are $125, $175 and $225. Once again, ING is the biggest sponsor at $10,000. The Honorary Host for the gala is openly gay Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra. For more information, visit:www.onebigevent.org.
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