More details released for OutFest

By |2018-01-15T18:15:27-05:00September 16th, 2010|News|

As the 2010 OutFest, set to take place 6 p.m.-midnight Sept. 18 in Ann Arbor’s Braun Court, draws nearer, more performers, speakers and details are being finalized.
The National Coming Out Day celebration is hosted by the Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project, in cooperation with autBar and Trillium Real Estate. This year will mark the 15th annual LGBT block party held in Braun Court, located in the city’s Kerrytown District.
The University of Michigan Spectrum Center’s Gabe Javier will serve as emcee for the event, which will include musical and theatrical performances, speeches on equality and more. Equality Michigan Board President Denise Brogan-Kator and her partner, Mary Kator, will be speaking to attendees about the marriage equality movement in Michigan.
Both gubernatorial candidates have been invited as well, although neither camp has official confirmed their attendance.
Performances throughout the evening will be varied. On the outdoor stage, there will be live music by Drag King Rebellion and (the) fundamentalists, followed by a live DJ. Inside of Shaut Cabaret and Gallery, the Blackbird Theater will perform a stage adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s “Women in Love,” followed by a showing of “Karpos and Kalamos,” a short film of love and devotion by local gay dancer and choreographer John Ollum.
Nonprofit organizations are welcome to present materials and information at the resource tables for free.
Volunteers are still needed to help with setup, decorating, check-in, staffing resource tables and the beer tent and monitoring the evening. To learn more, or to sign up to volunteer or host a resource table, contact Keith Orr at [email protected].

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