Friday, November 24, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Friday, November 24th at 7pm
Celebrate the release of We Don’t Need Anther Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists, with editor and writers Melody Berger, Elizabeth Latty, and Joshua Russell plus special guests Cindy Emch, Luna Maia, Sherilyn Connelly, Rose Miller and Lauren Wheeler. Friday, November 24th at 7pm. AK Press Warehouse, 674-A 23rd. St Oakland, CA b/t MLK and San Pablo - near 19th St. BART and West Grand Exit of 80/980. For more info contact: AK Press at 510.208.1700, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Nov. 25. At 7pm
Celebrate the release of We Don’t Need Anther Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists, with editor and writers Melody Berger, Elizabeth Latty, and Joshua Russell plus special guests Cindy Emch, Luna Maia, Sherilyn Connelly, Rose Miller and Lauren Wheeler, Lynn Breedlove, Daphne Gottlieb, and Meliza Benales. Saturday, Nov. 25. At 7pm. Femina Potens, 465 So. Van Ess @ 16th St., San Francisco. For more info contact: Femina Potens at (415) 217-9340, www.feminapotens.com.
The book's webpage --> www.myspace.com/waveybabies
A few months ago, I spoke with the folks at Frameline about the possibility of curating a show at the 2007 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival! The show would feature a bi film or films. So... I'm on the look-out! If you are or know of a bi filmmaker, please let me know.
They do not have to be making films with a bi theme. Also, if you have seen a bi film that you
think would fit my wish list (below), please let me know that too. Thanks so much! I can't wait to hear from you.
Bi Film wish list:
- No biphobic content, or at least none that goes unchallenged or unexamined bi _characters_, not stereotypes (ie., cheater, liar, bad guy, confused, indecisive, commitment-phobic, heart-breaker, traitor to LGBT community, etc.);
- Bisexuality is not used as a plot device (ie., the bisexual character cheats on someone of one gender with someone of another gender; the bisexual character breaks hearts or is villainous, bisexuality is the cause of conflict in the film for the characters who are not bisexual); and/or
- Bisexuality is portrayed in a respectful manner, as a normal (not necessarily normative), celebratory (not just tolerated) sexual identity.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Yes, that's right. On Friday, November 3, 2006 I was offered the position and I happily accepted to be the bigirlfriday for our wonderful Bay Area paper...so continue to check out the Bay Area Reporter every Thursday.
I'm looking for women between the ages of 18 and 40 who identify as bisexual—whatever "bisexual" means to you—for "The Road Best Straddled: Dispatches from our Bisexual Revolution"--a memoir/non-fiction book I'm writing about the great bisexual future for modern girls.
I need a diverse group of women to clue me in to what's happening outside of myself, my friends, this city, and what I read and what I see on the Internet. I need your personal opinion, and I need it bad.
It's simple.Go to: The Bi-Girl SurveyHYPERLINK "http://s-m9co1-1680.sgizmo.com/" \n and fill out the online survey. Be sure to give me your e-mail address so I can reach you to keep you updated on the publication process and possibly to be contacted for a follow-up interview if there's more stuff I want to ask you—there's a magazine article in the works and if I want to use you for that, I'll get in touch with you for your permission and additional questions before moving forward.
Feel free to check me out at marielynbernard.com to assure you that I'm not like, some creepy myspace guy with fake photos who wants bi girls to tell him all their secrets. My agent is Cameron McClure at the Donald Maass Literary Agency, which you can check out at www.maassagency.com.
P.S. I'm fairly focused on a particular generation, thus the seemingly age-ist bent of the sample size for this survey---I do intend to interview many women over 40 (like my Bisexual Mom!), but this is where I'm starting from now.
Survey for Queer People of Color
Seeking lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people of color
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender?
- African American/Black, Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, Middle Eastern, Latina/Latino/Hispanic, biracial or multiracial?
- Age 18 or older?
If this sounds like you, then we invite you to participate in a study focusing on your life experiences as an LGBT person of color, the challenges you have faced, and how you deal with these challenges.
Participants will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of three cash prizes of $100.
The goal of the Rainbow Project is to better understand and promote the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults. Results of this study will be used to improve our survey questions, better understand the links between LGBT-specific experiences and health outcomes, and to develop culturally-sensitive programs to promote health among LGBT people.
We are especially interested in hearing the diverse voices within our communities.
This is an anonymous, web-based study run through the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. For more information, please go to: http://depts.washington.edu/rainbow2/survey.html or contact the Rainbow Project office at email@example.com or (206) 543-9862. Please remember that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any information sent by email.