This month begins with a new section in the Center newsletter called Celebrations that will contain announcements of commitment ceremonies, anniversaries, the birth of children and similar events. Our very first listing is a 25th anniversary. Read about Chris and Michelle's upcoming celebration at the Center, and their thoughts on 25 years together. Read Celebrations here.
Center News and Events.
The Center Blog now has additional posters, so check often for new posts. Remember the LGBT Movie Night at the Pearl Street Theatre! There are still 3 Center sponsored movie nights in March, April, and May. Our regular groups will meet during March as well. The date for La Crosse Pride is August 18, 2007. Watch the newsletter for more information as it becomes available. Read more about all of these activities here.
Looking Forward by Christina Mae Olson
Chris Olson, a Certified Financial Planner, writes about investment strategies. Read more here.
Honor June Kjome.
June Kjome has given much to the lgbt community and the La Crosse community as a whole. Help thank her for all of her work by joining us in planning an event in her honor. To be a part of the planning process for this event, come to the next organizing meeting at the Center, 303 Pearl Street, March 6, 2007 at 7:00 pm. Watch next month's newsletter for date and time for the event.
Barbara Gittings, 1932-2007
One of the first fighters for equal rights for people who were then referred to as homosexuals, Barbara Gittings died in February. In 1965, four years before the Stonewall riots, Barbara Gittings and a handful of brave folks held demonstrations outside the White House and Independence Hall seeking equal rights for homosexuals. These were the first such demonstrations in American history and began an era of gays coming out of the closet. Read more about Gittings and other pioneering work she did in these two articles: City Paper or Gay People's Chronicle
Your Center can always use help in the form of time, money, and/or donations of specific items.Read more here.