happy turkey day tomorrow, one and all.
get some rest and recharge your queer batteries, because next week there are lots of great events you simply must be at:
if you're in the greater Bangor area, attend the Adoption Forum on Tuesday, November 27th, 6:00 pm at the Hammond Street Congregational Church in Bangor. I'm bringing the Big Guns with me: Mary Bonauto & EQME's own Betsy Smith. They'll tell you everything you need to know about adoption as it relates to the Maine Law Court's fabulous ruling in August.
beginning on Thursday and continuing throughout the weekend are some amazing World AIDS Day events in Portland. Panels of the AIDS quilt will be on display at the Holiday Inn By The Bay (click here for a complete list of events.) I'll be there in memory of Ron and Alex and Jay and the many, many other beautiful friends that I've had to say goodbye to. We need to honor their lives and we need to continue to keep this battle in the forefront.
and finally, you just GOTTA be at the Lesbian Radio All Star Revue on Saturday, December 1st, at the St. Lawrence on Munjoy Hill, 8:00 pm (details here). It's a fundraiser for Lesbian Radio (every Thursday, WMPG, 1:30-3:00 and you can stream it HERE) which has become a superb show thanks to the efforts of The Most Incredible Virginia Throckmorton, who happens to be one of my favorite women in the world and beyond. And yours truly will be co-emceeing with the gorgeous and very funny Jill Barkley, another of my favorite women in the universe. I mean shit, I'm wearing a tux. And she had, at last count, five evening gowns at the cleaners. The stage will be filled with talented lesbians all night long...and it doesn't get any better than that. It should be a complete and total blast. You just simply cannot miss it.
OH! and the deliciously fabulous and wonderfully lesbianated North Star Music Cafe will be hosting an after-party that night, as soon as the curtain closes, with the proceeds at the door going to Lesbian Radio.
Good gawd it's gonna be a great week.