During the McCarthy-era Lavender
Scare, communists weren’t the only
government targets. Hostility directed
toward abolishing “homosexual
tendencies” in the government
created a world of fear and shame. In
Fellow Travelers, a chance encounter
between an ambitious college
graduate, Timothy Laughlin, and a
handsome US State Department
official, Hawkins Fuller, results in
Laughlin’s first job— and his first love
affair. Drawn into a maelstrom of
passion and deceit, he struggles to
reconcile his political convictions and
his “forbidden” love for Fuller. The
powerfully compelling production is
an ode to the importance of being
one’s self and the bravery it takes to
stand up to oppression. This moving
tale is based on the 2007 novel of the
same name by Thomas Mallon.
Phoenix Arizona, October 1, 2019. Shaneland Arts, an inclusive retail and gallery space, announced today that classes and workshops are now being offered. The classes are both technical and fun, and taught by hand-selected artist teachers. The classes are designed to help professional artists sharpen their craft, give hobbyists an opportunity to satisfy their desire to learn a new skill or those that just want to have fun and be part of a community of like-minded learners.
Local artist teachers have been hand-selected and are practicing artists themselves. Each artist teacher created class programs that will be informative as well as fun and entertaining.
“I am excited to be able to announce our first lineup of classes and workshops. We reached out to the local community of artists for ideas and suggestions and they did not disappoint. We have curated our first of many class curriculums, that adds to our mission of bringing more art and creating into the Uptown area of Phoenix. Whether you are an advanced painter looking to learn new skills, or an amateur, we are here to keep you creating” Says Shane R. McCall, Creativity Coach + Co-Founder
A sampling of the classes offered include: Bleeding Tissue Scarf Making, Paper Mache, Intro to Glass Fusing, Intro/Intermediate/Advanced levels for Oil Painting, Wooden Robot Making, Figurative Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media with Live Model, Collage, Art of Burlesque, Visual Journaling, Em POW! Her, Watercolor and Sand Cast Jewelry. Classes that are available for all ages and all levels, will rotate and new classes will be added continuously.
To join us for a class or workshop. Visit www.shanelandarts.com for the entire line up, call 602-607-5400 or visit Shaneland Arts, 301 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012
About Shaneland Arts: Shaneland Arts is the brainchild of co-founders Shane R. McCall and Mike Stein and located at 301 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012. Their vision is to create an intimate, inclusive space for all to learn and find their inner artist. Shaneland Arts Features an eclectic art gallery — displaying local and national talent. A retail store filled with novelty merchandise, art supplies, and artisan products. There is Creativity Coaching that helps individuals find and express their inner creative genius. Art classes that are taught by curated instructors. Shaneland Arts is the ultimate place for all to feel inspired, invigorated, and respected!
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Enjoy the beautiful fall weather in Historic Downtown Glendale at the 25th Annual Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visitors will enjoy a day full of unique experiences all throughout Historic Downtown Glendale. In the Catlin Court District, enjoy activities and demonstrations on the front lawns and porches of the historic homes, turned boutiques and restaurants. In Old Towne, you will find interesting things to see and do inside the historic buildings that are home to independent small businesses. Enjoy fall flavors and delicious treats at many of the area’s eateries. “Many of the shops and restaurants are adorned for the fall season with pumpkins, scarecrows and fall-themed bunting to celebrate the 25th milestone year of the event,” said Valerie Burner, event chairperson and owner of Bears & More.
Begin at the Arizona Information Center Event Booth located at Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures (5836 W. Palmaire Ave.) to pick up the event map and activity list. Activities, demonstrations and specialty menu items for the day include:
Make and take activity at Bears & More, along with K'Apron Trunk Show and Practically Perfect Craft
Cookie Decorating, $2 each at Coyote Oaties
$5 Marketplace at Delfina Salon & Day Spa
Enter-to-win an Inversion Table at Evergreen Center of Oriental Medicine
Flower bouquet demonstrations at Glendale Flowers & Gifts
Artisan Demonstrations and Kindness Rock Painting at Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures: Artisan Demonstrations and Kindness Rock Painting
Artist pop up shops at Out of the Blue AZ
Waffle Cone making demonstrations at Papa Ed's Ice Cream Parlor
Make and Take Ornament for the Glendale Glitters Holiday Tree Trail, Make One and Take One, $2 each at Pink House Boutique
Bread making demonstrations at The Spicery in Our 1895 Home
Specials on Chakra crystal set at The Astrology Store
Make and take at The Tole Shop
There is plenty of free parking throughout the downtown. The Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace in presented by the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants
Association in partnership with the downtown business community. For more information, visit
A new Arizona travel resource for residents and visitors
GLENDALE, Ariz. – A new Visitor Information Center has opened in Historic Downtown Glendale. The information center, located inside Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures, features an extensive collection of Arizona travel information including local, regional and statewide travel guides, maps and destination brochures. Residents and visitors will find a wide array of travel information for cities and attractions across the five regions of the state to help in planning their vacations throughout Arizona. Available travel publications include the Official Arizona State Travel Guide and official state map, Valley Guide, The Country Register, Antique Register, Experience AZ and Pride Guide Arizona. Dozens of the latest statewide travel and destination brochures are also available in partnership with Certified Folder Display Service, Inc., which has the largest brochure rack and digital display distribution in North America. In addition, Arizona travel information is available in Spanish and Chinese.
The Visitor Information Center is managed by Lorraine Zomok, co-owner of Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures. Zomok is a 48-year resident of Glendale with nearly two decades of travel and tourism industry experience. Lorraine and her husband Bud live in a 101-year old home located in Historic Downtown Glendale’s Catlin Court. “We are thrilled to bring a travel resource to our residents and tourists who visit Historic Downtown Glendale and help them plan their Arizona adventures,” said Lorraine Zomok, co-owner, Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures and Visitor Information Center.
The Visitor Information Center also features a variety of locally sourced and artisan-crafted Arizona gift items and souvenirs. In addition, a large world map is on display for visitors to place pins representing their hometown. The map already features pins from visitors who have visited from across the U.S. and international destinations including Germany, Bulgaria and Australia.
The Visitor Information Center is in the heart of the century-old historic downtown. Downtown Glendale consists of two unique, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods; the Old Towne District and the Catlin Court Historic District. The locally owned, small businesses in the downtown contribute to a unique sense of place and bring community pride. Historic Downtown Glendale is rooted in the community and is the backdrop for award-winning events, nationally recognized restaurants and iconic shopping.
Bud and Lorraine Zomok and Kenn Clark opened Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures in May 2019. The boutique-style shop is located inside a 1948 ranch-style historic building. The shop features nine themed rooms featuring fashion jewelry, handbags, women's apparel, infant and toddler clothing, home and garden décor, kitchen gifts, antiques and an artisan gallery.
Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures and Visitor Information Center is located at 5836 W. Palmaire Ave. in Historic Downtown Glendale’s Catlin Court Historic District. Hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours during downtown special events.
For more information, call 623-440-9036 or visit www.MemoryLaneTrinketsandTreasures.com.
(Featuring an Art Gallery, Retail Store, Creativity Coaching, and Workshops + Classes)
Phoenix, AZ: Shaneland Arts opened its doors on Saturday August 17th, 2019 located at 301 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ with an official Orange ribbon cutting from the Mayor, Kate Gallego. Also, that day, Shaneland Arts held a special evening charity event in collaboration with one n ten, an LGBTQ non-profit organization serving the valleys youth to celebrate the occasion. Shaneland Arts Features an eclectic art gallery — displaying local and national talent. A retail store filled with novelty merchandise, art supplies, and artisan products. Creativity Coaching that helps individuals find and express their inner creative genius. And art classes coming soon that will be taught by curated instructors. Shaneland Arts is the ultimate place for all to feel inspired, invigorated, and respected!
Shaneland Arts is the brainchild of co-founders Shane R. McCall and Mike Stein. Their vision is to create an intimate, inclusive space for all:
“I am beyond thrilled to bring this inclusive space to Phoenix. A place that we hope will inspire everyone no matter what their medium of artistry choice is. A place that you can enjoy watching art being created whether in a class or watching an artist in the studios. A place where you are encouraged to be yourself, find something in our gallery or retail store to take home with you that inspires you to create long after your visit. Also, as a Creativity Coach I hope to help those artists of any medium that have found themselves needing to discover or rediscover the artist within” Says Shane R. McCall, Creativity Coach + Co-Founder
Outside, the general public will be able to admire artistry from 2 local muralists. On the east side of the building, you will enjoy a mural titled “Colorfall” by Phoenix artist Lauren Lee, assisted by Chromatic Painting Company. Lauren Lee is well known throughout the Valley for her colorful works of art, her use of space and the size of her murals. Having graduated from ASU with a degree in Studio Art, Lee has been painting professionally for the last eight years, you can find her online @mslaurenlee. The mural on the west side of the building is titled “A Mexican Mural” by another Phoenix based artist, Diego Perez. Pérez is a Mexican artist who focuses on humor, irony, and traditional techniques. His formative influence is the Caravaggio’s Baroque where the realistic observation of the daily life is combined with the dramatic use of light, known as chiaroscuro. You can find him online @artofdiegoperez
Inside, art collectors and enthusiasts will be able to admire, curate, and purchase the works from local and national artists. The gallery will feature a broad selection of exhibits spanning different creative mediums. Currently the gallery is featuring two local artists, James Sanders @jamessandersart and Teresa Moore @teresamoore2647 in a show titled Self Expression.
Individuals can shop the retail store which offers a wide selection of unique goods: novelty merchandise, art supplies, LGBTQ Pride and artisan products — giving everyone who visits the opportunity to find that special gift.
Artists facing mental roadblocks or people looking to harness their creative gifts will find life-changing value in creativity coaching. Oneon- one and group themed workshops will be taught by Shane R. McCall, a Creativity Coach who has over 40 years of creative and management leadership experience. Regardless of background, artists of all mediums will learn personalized strategies to find and express their inner-creative talents, such as: a writer have trouble with the last chapter, an actor who is dealing with stage fright, a creative director dealing with the stress of creativity on demand, an artist preparing for their first gallery show, a potter who hasn’t touched a ball of clay for years, or a newly graduated creative student looking to navigate the corporate world.
Last, but certainly not least, Shaneland Arts will soon offer art classes — both technical and fun — in drawing, painting, writing, mixedmedia, and much more — taught by hand-picked instructors. These classes are designed to help professional artists sharpen their craft or give hobbyists an opportunity to satisfy their desire to learn a new skill.
To learn more about Shaneland Arts, please contact: Shane R. McCall, Co-Founder + Creativity Coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Stein, Co-Founder + Writer, at email@example.com
Kristine Levine, Comedian, Co-host of The World Famous Frank show on KLPX, and Portlandia fame, brings you the 2nd Annual Tucson Pride Benefit Comedy Show.
We are pleased to announce that Lucinda Holliday, Tucson’s Queen of Comedy, will once again be hosting. Last year’s show was such a hit that it’s back by popular demand. Kristine will be bringing unique comedians with overwhelming talent and perspective to the stage. To raise funds for the Tucson Pride organization.
Anthony Desamito is an up-and-coming stand up comedian, actor and writer living in Los Angeles and touring across the country in comedy clubs, theaters and dive bars alike. Anthony has been featured on BuzzFeed, Out Magazine, The Advocate and was mentioned on The Daily Beast as one of today’s comics who “should be a household name” and as “a comic worth paying for” in the LA Weekly. He was nominated for a Channel 101 Channy for Best Male Supporting Role and he is the Winner of the 1st Annual AZ’s Funniest Person With a Day Job. www.anthonydesamito.com
Andrew Horneman , a Tucson native, now living in Austin, He began his comedy career in 2011, he was a featured comic in last years show and blew the top off the room. He brings a unique and hilarious gay perspective to the stage. Andrew is an up and coming comedian and you won’t want to miss him, because he is headed for the stars! www.andrewhorneman.net
Em Bowen , a Tucson resident, and up and coming comic, who recently rocked the room, performing on the “Let’s Talk About Sex” show at IBT’s. Em brings a refreshing perspective on gender identity, sharing it boldly with genius comedy. Em is a bright star, and you will be talking about this set for a long time.
Kristine Levine , a transplant to Tucson from Portland, brings feminist based raw comedy to the stage. You won’t hear this stuff on the radio in the mornings. Kristine is part of the Doug Stanhope family and holds the record for being the first woman to do 50 states in 50 days. Kristine is headed to Europe this year taking her strong perspective overseas. Kristine’s resume boasts to much to list here, but can be found at: www.kristinelevinecomedy.com
Scottsdale, Arizona, May 20, 2019 – W Scottsdale is raising the volume on important issues of equality and acceptance. On Thursday, June 13, the hotel will host Queer Me Out, a global speaker series held at W Hotels Worldwide featuring live Q&A panels with influential members of the LGBT community. Each event features passionate panel discussions that dive into hot-button issues as well as the work and play of experts and icons.
The W Scottsdale Queer Me Out panel will highlight the topic of “Breaking Barriers in Business; LGBTQ+ in the Workplace.” The event, which coincides with Scottsdale LGBTQ Pride Month, will kick off at 6:30PM and is open to the LGBT community and allies. Admission is free, but RSVPs are required.
Through the Queer Me Out speaker series on June 13, W Scottsdale will lift up leaders in the LGBTQ community who otherwise might not have a platform to deliver their message and have their voices heard. The panelists and moderators are hand-selected from diverse industries, each representing the core values and passion pillars defining W Hotels: design, art, music and philanthropy.
Queer Me Out will feature a Q&A panel comprised of Jericho Galindo, Mister Phoenix Pride; Eva Steele, Phoenix Pride Program Manager; and NOH8 Campaign co-founders Jeff Parshley and Adam Bouska. The panel will be moderated by Chad Brittian, entrepreneur and CEO of NVS Design, Inc.
Panelists will share personal stories, insight and anecdotes to inspire, educate and encourage audience attendees. Guests at the event will also be able to present questions to the panel during an open Q&A. Once the panel is concluded, the event will shift into the W Scottsdale Living Room for a cocktail party, live music and an exclusive NOH8 photoshoot, where attendees can come together to snap photos in solidarity and support of equal rights.
The Queer Me Out event schedule is as follows:
- 6:30PM – 7:00PM: Doors Open + Cocktail Hour. Enjoy an open bar with complimentary beer, wine and light passed appetizers before the panel gets underway.
- 7:00PM – 7:45PM: Queer Me Out Discussion Panel – “Breaking Barriers in Business; LGBTQ+ in the Workplace”
- 7:45PM – 8:00PM: Open Q&A
- 8:00PM – 9:00PM: NOH8 Photoshoot & Cocktail Party in W Scottsdale Living Room. Sip cocktails, share stories, and snap photos with new friends and allies at the NOH8 Photoshoot,
- 9:00PM: Open Networking. Mix and mingle with fellow attendees over craft cocktails and live music.
For more information on Queer Me Out at W Scottsdale, or to RSVP, visit https://queer-me-out-event2019.eventbrite.com or call (480) 970-2100. Event attendance is free, but RSVP’s are required.
About W Scottsdale (www.wscottsdalehotel.com)
W Scottsdale marks the debut of W Hotels in Arizona. This sultry Southwest oasis, where innovative design mixes with urban sophistication, features 236 guest rooms including 39 lavish suites. A true insider escape, W Scottsdale boasts Arizona’s only Sushi Roku restaurant, and W Hotels The Store and offers three chic destination bars – the W Living Room, Shade Lounge and Sunset Lawn. Located in downtown Scottsdale, W Scottsdale provides guests access to discover the city’s high-profile shopping, innovative restaurants, eclectic arts district and vibrant nightlife. Signature services and amenities include the Whatever/Whenever® concierge service, Wheels® valet, FIT® fitness center, WET®, WIRED Business Center and P.A.W. – Pets Are Welcome™. For more information, visit www.wscottsdalehotel.com or call to schedule a reservation 877 W HOTELS.
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Please take part in the 13th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey. Participation in this survey gives important feedback to our LGBTQ community media and organizations, and provides valid data to companies interested in serving our community, sponsoring our charities, and supporting their LGBTQ employees. Last year’s survey yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries!
|Pride Guide® USA
||May 10, 2019
Please take part in the 13th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey. Participation in this survey gives important feedback to our LGBTQ community media and organizations, and provides valid data to companies interested in serving our community, sponsoring our charities, and supporting their LGBTQ employees. Last year's survey yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries!
Click here to start the survey, or paste the following into your browser:
It should take 12-15 minutes to complete.
Everyone who completes the survey by May 15th, 2019 may enter into an optional drawing to win one of twenty US $50 cash prizes, or if you win, you can designate a charity to receive the $50. Additionally, we are donating $1,000 to the Trevor Project to support their work with LGBTQ youth.
Please forward this message to LGBTQ friends around the world who may be interested in participating. And please post it to your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram, etc. accounts!
Thanks very much for your participation.
Moms can enjoy a special day of shopping, dining, pampering and more
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Poet Robert Browning said “Motherhood: all love begins and ends there.” Show your mother how much you love and appreciate her with a special day in Historic Downtown Glendale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The locally-owned businesses in the Catlin Court and Old Towne entertainment districts have created this event to celebrate the treasured love of moms and have planned a perfect day for Moms. Start your day at the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association Portable Information Booth (fondly nicknamed Mrs. PIB) located at 58th Drive and Palmaire Ave. Downtown Docents will provide event information and provide the event activity list and Flower Trail Map for Moms to pick up flowers as they visit participating shops. You can also paint a rock for the Historic Downtown Glendale Kindness Rocks Project™.
“There will be fun things to do along the way, including make and take activities, artist demonstrations, fun photo ops, lovely gift ideas at the locally-owned boutiques and specialty shops and delicious menu items and sweet treats at the iconic eateries,” said Denise Quintana, event co-chairperson and owner of Delfina Salon & Day Spa and Coyote Oaties. The event is also co-chaired by Danica Coral, owner of Pink House Boutique located in Old Towne.
New this year, event attendees can design and take home a silk scarf in celebration of Mother’s Day. This free activity is presented by the WHAM Art Association. The WHAM Mobile art studio will be located by the Cottage Garden II located at 7162 N. 58th Ave. Stop by and create a beautiful wearable work of art to take home. The Mother’s Day Silk Scarf activity is funded by the City of Glendale through the Centerline District Arts & Cultural Initiative. For more information about WHAM, visit www.wham-art.org. For more information about the city of Glendale Arts Program, visit www.glendaleaz.com/arts.
Historic Downtown Glendale businesses support numerous charities throughout the year to give back to the community. This year’s Mother’s Day event has a patriotic them to honor our charity recipient, the Blue Star Moms of the Southwest Valley which sends monthly care packages to deployed military personnel. Event attendees are encouraged to bring care package donations to the Mrs. PIB portable information booth on event day. A list of needed items is available online at www.VisitDowntownGlendale.com. A few of the requested items include lip balm, foot care products, brand name Q-tips, crossword/sudoku/puzzle books, individually wrapped hard candy, packs of gum and disposable razors. All items collected will be packaged and shipped to deployed military throughout the world. For more information about the Blue Star Moms of the Southwest Valley, visit www.bluestarmomsoftheswvalley.org.
The Mother’s Day Celebration is presented by the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association and the downtown business community. For more information, call 623-299-2060 or visit online at www.VisitDowntownGlendale.com.
Artists Hilary Harp and Suzie Silver present two curated screenings. Out in the Woods features international short queer folk and fairy tale films. Over the Rainbow presents queer and experimental shorts for kids of all ages.
Out in the Woods includes nine queer interpretations of world folk and fairy tales including Filipino and Chinese mythologies exploring queer diasporic identities; same-sex love in a pre-hispanic Mexican ritual; a Samoan Cinderella; and a queer retelling of a Scottish folk tale about transformation and retribution. The films in Out in the Woods are both a reinterpretation of traditional folklore or mythology and the invention of a new queer folk culture.