by BTL Staff
The OUT ‘N ABOUT collaborative is coming out strong this month. With a bold mission dedicated to the advancement of civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgendered, queer, questioning, and intersexed people (LGBTQQI) the collaborative will be breaking the silence about LGBTQ issues on a community-wide basis for the very first time in the greater Flint area through the universal language of the arts.
The group will seek to engage LGBTQ and heterosexual communities in dialogue on LGBTQ issues through arts and cultural events and raise the visibility of LGBTQ communities. For more information and details about these historic events visit http://www.outnaboutflint.org.
The following is an initial schedule of planned events:
Oct. 6 – Nov. 6, Exhibit: ‘In Our Family’ Celebration of the diversity of family, Monday – Sunday Photo Exhibit – Sloan Museum
Oct 11, 2007 Event: ‘Coming Out Stories’
Noon-6p.m. Student, Faculty, Staff and Community share stories at the University of Michigan-Flint, Ellen Bommerito LGBT Center
Oct. 11 Event: ONA Kick-Off Dinner at FIM 5 – 6:30 p.m. prior to Margaret Cho performance at Whiting, catered by Fandangles’ Fine Dining
‘Margaret CHO’ – The Whiting, 7:30 p.m. ONA Kick-Off Performance
Oct.12, Exhibit: ArtWalk, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Greater Flint Arts Council ‘Michigan LGBT Invitational’
Buckham Gallery ‘The Colors of the Rainbow: Out in America’
Pages Book Store – 10% off all LGBT books
Oct 12-14, Film: Out’NAbout Film Festival – LGBT themed feature films.
4:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day. Shorts screened at the Flint Institute of Arts.
Oct 16 – Nov 20, Exhibit: Flint Area LGBT Heritage Exhibit’ Oct 16 -Nov 20,
at the Flint Public Library.
Oct 17, Concert ‘Deidre McCalla’ Lesbian feminist, singer, songwriter 6 p.m. University of Michigan-Flint, Ellen Bommerito LGBT Center
Oct 19-21, Film: Out’N About Film Festival – LGBT themed feature films. 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day. Shorts screened at the Flint Institute of Arts
Oct 25, Event: ACLU Recognition Dinner, 6 p.m. 2007 Theme: “Civil Rights for LGBT Community” UM-Flint Northbank Center Ballroom
Oct. 27, Theatre: Play ‘Woman Alive’ One woman show, 8 p.m. at The New McCree Theatre
Nov. 1 -3 & 8-10 Theatre: ‘Clit Notes’ One-woman show, Flint City Theatre at Good Beans Cafe 7 p.m.
Nov. 10 Concert ”Emma’s Revolution’ at Woodside Church, 7 p.m.
Nov.11 & 12, Staged Reading: Flint Youth Theatre ‘Gross Indecency’ and ‘Laramie Project’ 7 p.m.
Nov. 15, Discussion Panel: Mott College & PFLAG, 7 p.m. Panel Discussion with Parents of LGBT Kids
Nov.20, Lecture: Tim Retzloff on the Library Exhibit, 7:00 p.m. Flint Area LGBT Heritage
Dec 1, 2007 Event: ‘World AIDS Day Commemoration,’ Time-TBA Wellness AIDS Services