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Don’t Miss the Equality Forum. It’s the Spring Event Not-To-Miss!

Posted in Uncategorized by thegaystateblog on April 21, 2010

We have been following the Equality Forum for the last three years.  I can tell you today and I have said in the past, all gentle readers, know that this annual event and this organization will continue to grow and inspire our community to new and greater heights.

Time and time again, my Manhattan centric-colleagues have listened at my urgings with some intent, until I mention just one word: Philadelphia.  Yes, Philadelphia.  That’s right, I said it!  Philadelphia, it’s closer by train than East Hampton on a Summer Saturday!  Gay Philadelphia is worthy of your attention.  This one week is chock-full of events you won’t want to miss.  Sure, there are parties.  And there are dances.  But there is culture and education as well.  I know anyone who reads this blog enjoys stimulation that arouses — especially the cerebral cortex.

On Monday, April 26th, the International Equality Forum, which by the way is truly becoming more international with every passing year, is holding its VIP Kick-off Party.  The entire week is filled with discussions on Family, Community, Politics and so much more.  There will be movie premieres and concerts.  There will be events for Gays and Lesbians and Bisexuals and Transgender people.  Every spectrum of our Gay rainbow will have plenty to enjoy and learn from.  There will be talks and conversation with Ambassador Michael Guest and dinners with nationally renown political friends such as San Francisco’s Mayor, Gavin Newsom.

Wherever you may be when you read these words, I hope your life is filled with Gay celebration.  But if you live within travel distance to Gay Philadelphia, don’t miss this week.

The International Equality Forum celebrations run from Monday April 26th and wrap up on Sunday May 2nd.  And I’ll let you in on a little secret and I’ll tell you the truth as I always do.  Mid-week events are worthy of your consideration.  But the word is out all around the country that Sunday OUT! at the Piazza is the day and the event not to miss.  So I urge you to go to their website and pick the events that appeal most to you and by all means participate.

You often hear me go on a tear that we must stick together in ways outside of the corner Gay Gin Mill.  There is no way I will denigrate our bar culture, but there is so much more to life and the International Equality Forum serves up a veritable feast of cultural options.  New Yorker’s especially, who think they “have it all.”  If you miss this event it will be to your detriment.

Come with me.  Go to Gay Philly.  And you won’t forget it.  Check it out! —


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