the Solid Supper

We're just emerging from Flu-Hell, and I'm finally clear headed enough to start blogging again. So for my first blog back, I thought I would point you to an upcoming event that deserves your support!

In the wake of Maine voters' veto of the law allowing same-sex marriage in the state, there could easily be a desire to give up and step back, because you might not know what else you can do. One thing that is incredibly important is supporting Maine's queer youth, through programs like high school Gay/Straight Alliances, and Outright L/A, the last remining Outright organization in the state.

This upcoming Saturday, December 19th, several cooperatives from central Maine are hosting a Solidarity Supper at the Turner Grange. The Faire-Op housing co-op, the Bangarang House, and the JED Collective are teaming up to raise money for Outright L/A and the Treatment Action Campaign.

Both are incredibly deserving organizations. Outright L/A provides a safe space and a vital support system for LGBTQ youth in the Lewiston/Auburn area, with resources including counseling, networking, and community. The Treatment Action Campaign is a South African AIDS activist organization. The group works in S. Africa to ensure that people living with AIDS/HIV have access to the health care and community support they need.

The supper starts at 5:30, with music/entertainment starting at 6:30. Admission is a sliding scale donation, and for more information or contact info, please visit the JED Collective site.


There will be more blogging coming up soon, including some very cool news from Arborea. For now, be healthy!

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