Wintry Women-Centric Events
Susan Greenbaum at Ashland Coffee & Tea
Saturday, January 14
For some live music this month Ashland Coffee and Tea is hosting one of my favorites, Susan Greenbaum (pictured above) doing Carol King’s “Tapestry,” Saturday, February 14 at 8 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com. Ashland Coffee and Tea is located at 100 North Railroad Avenue Richmond, VA.
Sunday, January 15
Haven’t been to the theatre in a while? Well, check out a one-time only staged reading of Float by Patricia Kane hosted by the Richmond Triangle Players, Sunday, January 15 at 2 pm. Tickets are only $5. For more information visit www.rtriangle.org. The Richmond Triangle Players are located at 1300 Altamont Avenue Richmond, VA.
Equality Virginia’s Lobby Day
Tuesday, January 24
Let’s get political.
I generally save the political rants/tirades for my personal blog. However, with the Iowa Caucuses over and the media buzz surrounding where the candidates stand on social issues, specifically gay rights, and Olivia Newton-John-themed shout out to the importance of being politically active is relevant.
Even if you don’t consider yourself “political” or are sick and tired of the politics of politics we are approaching a huge election year and our communities issues are stake. So, with that, here are a few things you can do to get involved.
First and foremost, get educated. The candidates that are coming forth as the front runners in this year’s election have clearly spelled out their agendas. Check out the websites of particular candidates of interest and see where they stand on the issues.
Next, get out, you don’t have to hit the ground running to promote specific candidates, but a good way to get involved is through Equality Virginia. On Tuesday January 24 at the Library of Virginia in Richmond Lobby Day 2012 will be held. Lobby Day is a great way to meet like-minded people and to reach out to delegates and senators in promoting pro-equality bills. For more information visit www.equalityvirginia.org. The Library of Virginia is located at 800 East Broad Street Richmond, VA.
Women’s Coming Out Support Group
Monday, February 6
If you are newly out or in the process of coming out consider attending the Women’s Coming Out Support Group at the Gay Community Center of Richmond. The group meets the first Monday of each month with the exception of January and July when the meeting will be held the second Monday. The next meeting is Monday, February 6. If you would like more information visit www.gayrichmond.com or contact Stephanie Smith at Stephanie.Smith@lgbtrichmond.net. The Gay Community Center of Richmond is located at 1407 Sherwood Avenue Richmond, VA.
Lauren May is a born and raised Texan, and is now rooted in the River City. She lives with her partner and a pack of dogs. You can follower her on Tumblr at The Everyday Gay.
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