WHAT: SameSexSunday Podcast
WHERE: The Internets! And also here!
WHEN: Weekly, on Sundays
Did you know that Champaign-Urbana has its own talk show devoted to LGBTQ issues? Well it does, and it’s called SameSexSunday.
From its Facebook page: SameSexSunday is a Sunday Political Talk Show with a twist — the first podcast that treats LGBT politics the way it deserves to be treated — and gives you the insider view on what’s new and what’s next. Hear from the people that are taking our movement to the next frontier. Hosted by Joe Mirabella and Phil Reese.
This week’s guests are Jarrod Chlapowski & Michael Crawford — as well as our weekly politics round table with Phil Attey, Brad Luna, & Brett Edward Stout. Our influential guests bring us insight on developments on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the courts, the business community, and immigration equality.
WHERE: Chester Street Bar
WHEN: Monday, July 5th, 2010, 9:00 p.m.
IDG Productions will be wrapping up its 5th season of Nekromancy on July 5th. Come celebrate with DJ DeadGuy in the main room and DJ SorceryKid in the patio, plus a surprise appearance from a touring Chicago band! Ages 19+. $2 cover.
WHAT: Asians and the 4-Letter Word: LGBT
WHERE: Asian American Cultural Center
WHEN: Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars! Come support NUFP intern Bee Yang and attend his presentation on Asian Americans and the LGBT community.
What is it like to be gay? What is it like to be Asian? What is it like to be both gay and Asian? LGBT issues have always been a taboo topic to discuss within the Asian community. This is not the case for NASPA intern Bee Yang, however. Drawing from his own personal journey, Yang will discuss the strives and struggles of LGBT Asians in their ethnic community, as well as the LGBT community.
WHAT: Look UP; UP Center of Champaign County
WHERE: Independent Media Center (Suite 203)
WHEN: Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
From their Facebook page: Look UP is a discussion group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer individuals where we provide a safe environment to meet people, hang out, and discuss these two ideas and how they can and do coexist.
WHAT: Boys’ Night Out
WHERE: Boltini Lounge
WHEN: Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 9:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday is Boys’ Night Out at Boltini Lounge. DJ Randall Ellison at the decks. FREE candy and condoms! $4.00 X-Boyfriend & Well Hung martinis; $9 carafe Long Island Iced Tea; $1.50 Miller High Life bottles; $5.00 Classic & Baby Mama Bellinis; and half price food specials (4–6:30 p.m. only).
WHAT: Queer Asian Cinema Series: The Wedding Banquet
WHERE: Asian American Cultural Center
WHEN: Friday, July 9, 2010, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
A gay Taiwanese-American man is in a happy long-term relationship in Manhattan, but his parents in Taiwan are always pressuring him to marry. His tenant, a young Chinese girl, needs to marry an American citizen to obtain her green card, so a deal is made. Complications arise when the joyous parents arrive for the wedding and a huge cross-cultural banquet is arranged to celebrate.
ANNOUNCEMENT from the UP Center of Champaign County
The Big Gay Hairshow is going to happen in September. It’s being hosted by H20 Salon in Urbana. We need people interested in modeling for the event. If you are interested at all, please just fill out this form.
PRIDE AROUND THE REGION
WHAT: Gay and Lesbian Association of Decatur, IL (GLAD)
WHERE: Peerless Training Facility, 1304 N. 20th Street, Decatur
WHEN: Saturday, July 10, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
On the second Saturday of each month, GLAD has its social meeting and potluck dinner. The socials average between 25 and 30 people, including people of all ages—both men and women.
WHAT: Bloomington’s Family Reunion Picnic
WHERE: Normal’s Underwood Park
WHEN: Sunday, June 11, 2010, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Email for more information.
Disclaimer: I won’t even pretend that this is a comprehensive list of all LGBTQ events in our community. Please always feel free to email me or post other events in the comments.
Feature photo from http://www.ning.com.