Gratitude Rising’s Girl Week 2014 Features Multi-Day Events for LGBT Richmonders, Starts Tonight
“We’re trying to not do random parties, we’re trying to make them have focus,” said Obika who is raising funds to help support cancer survivors with their expenses outside of medical treatment. “It’s an issue I dealt with myself,” she said about her own struggle to stay afloat during treatment.
The idea for the events came from Obika own travels around the country attending different usually lesbian-focused events. These week-long outing would include education, entertainment and nightlife events. But she wanted to bring this vibe to RVA, and with the list of events she’s got planned, it should not be missed.
And don’t let the name fool you, all members of the LGBT spectrum and couples are invited to come out to any and all of the weeks events.
“I have a lot of male friends… women need their own spaces, but I’m an inclusive person,” said Obika. “I want to see the LGBT community come together and be able to party together.”
of Carytown. This edition we present “M. I., A Different Kind of Girl a documentary directed by Leslie Cunningham. The film documents the life of Laine Brown, a spirited and passionate male impersonator born on North Carolina’s rural coast, transforms by taping down her breasts, shaving her head, and studying the masculine performances of today’s most famous male entertainers – to become the incomparable NATION TYRE, show-stopper and ground-breaker for women in drag. As she pushes the bounds of female gender identity, is their room for Nation, a lone performer, to challenge the constraints at work in the African-American and LGBT community in pursuit of fame and visibility on the world stage?July 17th – 6pm – VIP Cocktail Reception at Alcove Indian Cuisine Restaurant, with surprise
entertainment, an enticing heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and more.
July 18th – 6pm – Speed Date RVA and Gratitude Rising Events presents Speed
Date RVA – The LGBT Edition at The Dining Room at The Berkeley Hotel.
including the singles who are ready to mingle and the lovely committed
who want to come out and network and enjoy live music by the incredible Be Steadwell AKA B. Steady from Washington, D.C., live enteractive artist experiences and more. The event is hosted by the hilariously funny comedian Mimi Gonzalez
July 19th – 11am – 3pm – Gratitude Girl Pool Party at Nacho Mama’s Bar and Grill.
Hot latin sounds, beautiful Tiki Bar, cool libations,delicious taco bar, give-a-ways, and a special live stream book launch by local author of DownLow Sister OnTop, Jenise Brown.
July 19th – 5pm – 9pm - Fantasy, The All Girl White Attire Day Party at Club Infuzion. Aerial artists, gogo girls, bumping sounds, celebrity performances, celeb meet and greet, VIP seating and more.
Gratitude Rising Events, in collaboration with Sistah Sinema, is bringing the story of a bisexual women’s struggles with finding her place in the world to the downtown Capital Ale House Wednesday, June 25th at 6PM. The movie, Fiona’s Script, was written by Belen Romero and directed by Florencia Manovil. Below are some additional details for the film: [...]June 17, 2014
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