Hello, I’m Ravyn/Katherine! :) 19 Years Old / Pansexual / Demigirl (Female Pronouns, Please)! :)
I’ve been meaning to submit something to this blog ever since I moved back to Minnesota (in December), but since it’s PRIDE month, I figured I may as well submit something now! :)
I’m looking for other snazzy queer people to befriend! :)
http://ravynlarue47.tumblr.com/ <— My blog! :)
This is the official Facebook page for the Minnesota Queer and/or Trans People of Color Needlework Circle.
Like and share our Facebook page for updates and event information for upcoming meetings!!!
there are TWO separate programs so go to whichever one you prefer or go to both!
every friday until august 15th, 2pm-3pm @ meet at powderhorn park near the corner of 32nd st and 14th ave
join us for an hour of FREE yoga! we will have mats if you don’t have one! led by jay jahmia masika (he/him & they/them pronouns). jay masika is a black/choctaw queer and trans-identified youth worker, mentor, and nerd. they completed their 235-hr yoga teacher training with matt and jaina portwood of radiant life yoga this past spring after finding that yoga helped heal physical and emotional trauma that he carried. their desire as a yoga teacher is to hold space for individuals that allows folks to heal and connect with their bodies that is framed in a way of “listening to your own body.” jay also is aware that studios are often inaccessible due to systems that do not honor various body types, abilities, race, class, and experiences. he invites individuals to listen to what their body needs, engage in self-study, and dig deeper when the individual is ready.
sponsored by shiftmn, tysn, and reclaim
every 2nd and last friday of every month, 6:45pm-7:45pm @ embodied health, 2506 university ave w, st. paul (at intersection of I-94 and hwy 280)
connect deeply with your body/mind/spirit and join with friends for a GLBTQ yoga class with a queer teacher. practice yoga without concern that others won’t understand your gender or presentation. improve your physical and mental health with yoga! this practice is for you if you identify as gay, lesbian, bi, trans, and/or queer. all are welcome; all levels and no yoga experience required.
call us at 651-235-8254
Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)
Minneapolis, MNCost: $8
Buy tickets on Eventbrite.
A spot where Oscar Wilde stepped off a train to visit Minneapolis, the place where Josephine Baker danced, the original name of the Gay 90s (now housed in the building shown here, being constructed in 1921), the first known gay and lesbian bars in the city…this tour focuses on secrets and important sites of significance to the local LGBTQ community. Some sites are well-remembered, while others have been demolished and are largely forgotten. Please be aware that sexuality is a focus of this tour; parental discretion is strongly recommended.
This tour walks about a mile; the tour guide is Stewart Van Cleve.
friday, june 6th
- kinky friday: the rubber ball @ the gay 90’s, 9pm-2am, $10 cover, i think 18+
- june soul friday: step, step, step in the name of… @ hell’s kitchen, 9:30pm-2am, $5 cover, 21+
saturday, june 7th
- ancestry books grand opening @ 2205 lowry ave. n, minneapolis, noon-2pm, free, all ages (the new bookstore will feature an emphasis on authors of color, authors writing about queer theory, and queer-identified writers of color, as well as writers focused on critical thinking and non-normative perspectives on economics, urban planning, etc.)
wednesday, june 11th
- queer cuts for a cause @ boneshaker books, 6pm-9pm, $15-30 sliding scale, all ages
saturday, june 14th
- grrrl scout: june queer dance party @ nomad world pub, 9:30, $6 cover, 21+
saturday, june 21st
- mondo queer beach party @ east lake nokomis beach, noon-6pm, free, all ages
sunday, june 22nd
- queer prom 2014 @ hell’s kitchen, 7:30pm, $10-100 sliding scale (buy tickets here), 18+
saturday, june 28th
- pride ‘summer camp’ 2014 @ nomad world pub, 9pm, $10 cover, 21+
(unfortunately i don’t think any of these are sober events, but i am gonna’ make a list of sober events soooooooooon~)
As excited as I am that Pride Month is here, I wanted to post a friendly reminder that if you are hosting/planning a special pride event make sure you are considering accessibility for people with disability. It’s a total downer of the Pride spirit to show up to an event for a community you are a part of only to realize it’s inaccessible.
Here are a few things to consider.
- ramps that are easily accessible (not too steep)
- handicap parking/close parking
- elevators and escalators, few stairs
- sizeable and automatic doorways
- spacious hallways and rooms
- interpreters, subtitles,and captions options
- volume level, crowd size
- lighting (dim/dark, strobes, lots of colors)
- places to sit
- a quiet room or area if people need to get away for a bit
- allergies, scents/fragrances, specific diets
- bathrooms (single stalled/multi-stall, gender-neutral)
Those are just a few, if you have anything to add to the list feel free!
Also, if you know of a persons specific needs and know that the space or event cannot accommodate them, TELL THEM AHEAD OF TIME. Save them the spoons of having to go through all that, and the exposure to whatever level of ableism is present.
(TW on the donation link for photos of folks with syringes, one of someone getting a hormone injection, medical setting)
Help provide for day to day expenses and special events for the Minnesota Trans Health Coalition.
Your donations will go to:
- Putting on the annual MN Trans Health and Wellness Conference
- Providing safer hormone injection education and assistance for trans folks
- Safe syringe exchange
- Health assessments and case management
- Education and resources through their website
- Providing referrals through their Trans Friendly Provider Directory
- Holding free community health forums
- Training for health professionals and students on how to provide equitable, trans-competent care
- Operating and maintaining the Gender Gear program, which provides clothing and supplies to community members
- As well as the queer community food shelf at the Exchange
- and more!
I’m looking into creating a sober and queer ‘club’ night here in the Twin Cities since I haven’t heard of one yet; if you do know of one please let me know!
What local (or not!) businesses/organizations do you think would be up for sponsoring such an event?
Oh and what about possible venues?
Maybe Madame or maybe a cool and well-sized cafe that would be open to the idea?
I pretty sure Madame has occasional meetings where people can submit ideas for future events. I’ve talked to a couple of friends about the possibility of having a sober night there, I think there’s an issue of revenue though (not 100% sure). But as a sober MPLS queer I’d love to see it actually happen!
Eeee, okay. I’ll keep that in mind. Thank you!