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What’s Queer and Going on in March

March 7

“Thanks to Her” – Short Film Screening and Talkback

You’re invited to a special event of “Thanks to Her,” a short film that just won Best Short in the Rising Voices Film Festival, which focuses on empowering women in film, and amplifying LGBTQIA messages.

Join the filmmakers for a screening and Q&A about the film and learn more about their vision for the feature they will be filming this summer. See why over 600,000 people have viewed the short, and hundreds have commented asking for more about Millie and Andy’s story!

If you would like to learn more about this full feature script and vision, visit the Kickstarter page. This Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing campaign that ends on March 11th – please consider sharing or contributing to help make this story come to life.

Drag Queen of the Year Pageant Competition Award Contest Competition

On Sunday, March 7, 2021, a new Drag Queen of the Year shall be crowned.

Founded by Pageant Director and extra-terrestrial icon of stage and screen Alaska Thunderf*ck 5000, and co-founded by Executive Assistant Pageant Director Lola LeCroix, DQOY is teaming up with the groundbreaking streaming platform Sessions Live to launch a digital Pageant Competition that will bring together an audience from around the globe.

Featuring 8 stunning contestants, carefully selected by a mysterious panel of anonymous Drag Elders— this collection of outstanding Drag artists will compete for a chance to win a crown, a sash, a bouquet of very nice flowers, and a prestigious title.  Oh, and also $10,000 (via PayPal).

Join us for the Pageant; join us for the party; and join us for the Revolution. On March 7, find out who will be crowned the next Drag Queen of the Year.


March 8

Deaf Queer Chat – Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation

Looking for an online LGBTQ+ space to connect with others in the new year? Join Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation’s monthly conversations for people who use sign language to communicate.


March 12

Elemental Awakening: Hot Metal Hardware March Show

As we see the seasons fade into one another: snow melting and nourishing the Earth, the rebirth of plants, the air reinhabited by bugs and birds; we’ve got the elements on our mind. Join Hot Metal Hardware and guests for an evening of gender Performance n’at (drag, burlesesque, cosplay, and more!) dedicated to the elements that fuel and inspire us as creatures of the earth 🔥💧🌬️🌍🌙☀️For accessibility, all videos will be captioned and our host/any live acts will be interpreted by a student interpreter.For access to the show, send $10 and your email address to:VENMO-@Lyndsey-Sickler
PAYPAL – www.paypal.me/LyndseySickler
CASHAPP @knottedsoulsThese addresses can also accept tips to be split amongst the group (labled “tips”) 💖
Individual tip information for individual performers will also be given at the show.


Every Weekend in March

Drag and Dine at Brewer’s

The Queens are back and ready to SLAY the stage at Brewers Bar, the oldest LGBTQIA+ Friendly Bar in Pittsburgh! A Dinner show sure to excite & delight as the performers flip, dip, and dive around and OFF the stage! Performances from your Brewers House Cast every Friday & Saturday Night. Seating starts at 8PM – Show at 8:30 – Reserved seating onlyTable reservations required. Tickets are sold by the table for seating up to 6 per table. Initial food options included with your ticket purchase – Personal Pizza or a Hot Dog. Other food options available for purchase. CDC Guidelines and State Mandates will be followed. Mask required.


Every Sunday in March

Sunday Funday Drag Brunch at 5801

Join 5801 each Sunday for Brunch from 11 am – 2 pm, and a Free drag show beginning at 12 pm. Performing on March 7th is Agnes Senga & Shari Turner!! Special Cocktails, Made to Order Brunch, Inappropriate Hurricanes, and a Great Show will brighten any Sunday! Come out and enjoy with your friends at 5801.


March 16

Power Hour 3.0 with True T Pgh

Facilitated by Michael A Tikili
POWER HOUR is a FREE LGBTQIA+ led support group for community members to come together in healthy conversations around living a healthy life. This group is open to ALL members of the LGBTQIA+ community. You do not have to be HIV+ to attend.The group covers many interesting topics beyond health and HIV that spark great conversation and plans special outings for more networking opportunities and extracurricular activities. — Complimentary Food and Refreshments provided.(This is a confidential group. We ask that all guest in attendance fully respect each other’s privacy)


March 18

Parent 2 Parent support group

We would love to welcome you to out parent-to-parent coffee!

This informal gathering allows us as parents of transgender, gender nonconforming and gender questioning children to connect. This is a parent run event, open only to parents and direct caregivers of these children. We respect each others confidentiality and the fact that we may be in different stages of this journey. We all have felt very alone and confused at times, and have found that connecting with other parents of gender nonconforming children to be a great relief.

Join us online for a Zoom get together.

Please email themamabearmail@gmail.com for details.

Deadline for Gay 4 Good/Wigle Whiskey Pride bottle design competition

CALLING ALL LGBTQIA ARTIST!!

G4G is partnering withWigle Whiskey for a rum bottle release, with one of our own local LGBTQIA artist as the label designer!The release will be in June during Pride month. If we can do so safely, we plan to host the G4G signature bottle party at Wigle.

The rum will be deemed “575 Castro St. Rum”, in honor of Harvey Milk. 575 Castro St. – in San Francisco, CA – was the location of Harvey Milk’s retail camera shop and campaign headquarters during the 1970’s. Since it’s closure, the address has served as a film set in the 2008 biopic of his life, Milk, as well as a stepping-off point for an annual memorial march.

Details:

•If interested in submitting a label design please email gayforgoodpgh@gmail.comYou will then be sent the Illustrator label template to overlay the concept.

•Designers have three weeks to finish and submit designs to gayforgoodpgh@gmail.comALL submissions must be emailed by 6:00pm on MARCH 18th and no later! Late submissions will not be accepted. The name of the rum (575 Castro St. Rum) must be part of the design.

•Wigle and G4G will review the entries and decide on a final label design from all submissions.•Wigle’s design team will then work with the artist to create final print-ready artwork. Wigle design team determines quantity of labels needed and sends to print.

•Please email any further questions you may have to gayforgoodpgh@gmail.com

***The winning designer will get a bottle once it is released and a $50 gift card to Wigle. Thanks to Wigle Whiskey! We’re very excited for the opportunity. We can’t wait to see what everyone comes to with!


March 25th

Our Own Write: A Reading & Conversation with Liz Ahl & Jeff Oaks (University of Pittsburgh Center for Creativity)

Liz Ahl is the author of Beating the Bounds (Hobblebush Books, 2017), as well as several chapbooks of poetry, including Home Economics and Talking About the Weather (Seven Kitchens Press, 2016 and 2014), Luck (Pecan Grove Press, 2010), and A Thirst That’s Partly Mine, which won the 2008 Slapering Hol Press chapbook contest.

An itinerant Navy brat growing up, she settled in rural New Hampshire in 2001, where she is on the faculty of the English Department at Plymouth State University. In addition to poetry, she is quite interested in (and written poems about!) the Apollo space program, poker, antique typewriters, and road trips.

Jeff Oaks’ debut book of poetry, Little What, was published by Lily Poetry Review Books in 2019. HIs forthcoming book, The Things, will come out in late 2021. A recipient of three Pennsylvania Council of the Arts fellowships, Oaks has published poems in a number of literary magazines, most recently in Best New Poets, Field, Georgia Review, Missouri Review, Superstition Review, and Tupelo Quarterly.

His prose has appeared in At Length, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Kenyon Review Online, and Water~Stone Review. Both his poems and prose have appeared in the anthologies Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction, and My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them. He teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh.


March 26th

Drag Queen Art Critique

Drag Queens Alora Chateaux and Tootsie Snyder provide their tongue-in-cheek take on works from The Westmoreland’s collection. There will be fun and laughs as they critique some springtime favorites.Cost: FREE for Members/Pay What You Can for Non-membersPlease note that registration for this event will open in early March and will be announced via email and through the Museum’s social media.


Even more events in March on the calendar!

Published as part of QWellness, presented by Central Outreach Wellness Center and QBurgh.

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