Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual &Transgender (LGBT) Heritage Month 2005
Celebrating Culture, Diversity & Equal Rights in California

Rainbow Connection—Celebrating Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Heritage Month 2005

Wednesday, June 1
Drag Contest
This year’s gender-bending extravaganza will feature Foothill students and employees, amateurs, and male and female impersonators (drag kings and drag queens) competing for prizes. If you’ve only seen drag performers in hit films such as Priscilla Queen of the Desert, To Wong Foo, Torch Song Trilogy or The Birdcage, this is your change to experience these fabulous students and employees in person.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, June 2
Queer Film Festival
Foothill GSA presents the Queer Film Festival featuring To Wong Foo, The Birdcage and others. Free refreshments provided.
Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Location: Room 3523
FREE ADMISSION

Monday, June 6
Foothill Student Discussion: Out on Campus
Join members and friends of the Foothill Gay/Straight Alliance for a candid discussion of the current state of gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender acceptance on our campus. Discussion facilitated by students enrolled in Foothill speech communication classes and moderated by Foothill Speech Instructor Shawn Townes.
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Location: Room 3523
FREE ADMISSION: Limited to currently enrolled Foothill College students and Foothill College employees. Enrollment status verified at the door.

Tuesday, June 7
Queer Poetry Slam Contest

Join members of Foothill’s Gay/Straight Alliance for a freewheeling queer poetry open mike performance contest.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: KJ’s Café
FREE ADMISSION

Wednesday, June 8
Foothill Plaza Party

Be a part Foothill’s first Summer Gay Day, a celebration of diversity under the summer sun. Straight/Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered/Queer/Questioning/Everybody is invited to the party. The event also features music entertainment by Foothill DJs spinning and mixing tracks from various genres of music. We’ll participate in holding hands with our same-sex friends as we join the rainbow circle. Enjoy the sun, dance and embrace diversity!
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, June 9
GLBT Liberation in Israel vs. American Counterpart

Keynote speaker Avner Even-Zohar, director of the Israel Center’s Campus Division and Tzavta Program, is a native born Israeli and served six years in the Israeli army as an education officer. Join us for discussion of the GLBT Liberation in Israel and how it compares to its American counterpart. A reception follows the presentation. Event co-sponsor by Jews, Israelis & Friends at Foothill.
Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Location: Room 3523
FREE ADMISSION

Monday, June 13
Panel Discussion: Gay Parents with Children

Learn what life is like for lesbian and gay parents raising their kids in families with “two mommies” or “two daddies.” Hear directly from parents who have raised their children in the Bay Area. Discussion facilitated by students enrolled in Foothill speech communication classes and moderated by Foothill Speech Instructor Shawn Townes.
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Location: Room 3523
FREE ADMISSION: Limited to currently enrolled Foothill College students and Foothill College employees. Enrollment status verified at the door.

Tuesday, June 14
Queer Poetry Slam

Join members of the Foothill Gay/Straight Alliance for an open mike queer poetry slam contest and win prize money.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: KJ’s Café
FREE ADMISSION

Wednesday, June 15
Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Author and Holocaust survivor Helen Farkas will share her compelling story. Book-signing in the theater lobby at 12:30 p.m.
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
FREE ADMISSION


Thursday, June 16
Queer Film Festival

Foothill GSA presents the Queer Film Festival featuring To Wong Foo, The Birdcage and others. Free refreshments provided.
Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Location: Room 3523
FREE ADMISSION

ONGOING EXHIBITS & DISPLAYS
JUNE 1-16

MASK Project—In cooperation with the Foothill Art Department and Gay/Straight Alliance, students are invited to create unique individual masks—an art form which both conceals and reveals true identity.
Location: KJ’s Café (wall display)
FREE ADMISSION




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