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Spectrum LGBT Center  // Posts tagged as "Spectrum LGBT Center"

26 Mar Posted by in • Robin Lowey | Comments Off

Comedy for Equality IN / Michelle Shocked OUT

Comedy for Equality IN / Michelle Shocked OUT

After Michele Shocked‘s recent homophobic rant in San Francisco, HopMonk Tavern owner Dean Biersch cancelled her scheduled March 29th show. That’s good news for North Bay queer comedy lovers. Marga Gomez stepped up to co-headline with Johnny Steele and entire door proceeds go to my favorite local organization, Spectrum LGBT Center, serving the North Bay. (Read […]

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05 Nov Posted by in • Robin Lowey | Comments Off

Don’t Miss ‘Pearlesque’ – The Party of the Year!

Don’t Miss ‘Pearlesque’ – The Party of the Year!

Over the past several years I’ve had the good fortune of volunteering for Spectrum LGBT Center, serving my local community in the North Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Spectrum was founded in 1982 by Rev. Janie Spahr, a lesbian Presbyterian minister who is being prosecuted by her own church for marrying gay couples. […]

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30 Aug Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 5 comments

Coming Out For Kids

Coming Out For Kids

When I first agreed to go into the classroom as a volunteer speaker for Spectrum, Marin’s LGBT Center, I was terrified. What in the world did I have to say that would make a difference to these kids? I stood up there for the first time and looked into the faces of 20 teenage kids […]

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Epochalips Interview: Paula Pilecki

Epochalips Interview: Paula Pilecki

Paula Pilecki is the Executive Director of Spectrum LGBT Center of the North Bay in California. Spectrum LGBT Center provides community leadership in promoting acceptance, understanding, and full inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Spectrum celebrates 30 years this year and will hold a spectacular anniversary gala on November 10. Paula, you are […]

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13 Oct Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 1 comment

Troubled Teens, Then and Now

Troubled Teens, Then and Now

FROM THE ARCHIVES: National Coming Out Day is over this year, but homophobia is still ongoing. This week a 13-year-old kid hung himself in the schoolyard at the same middle school that I attended. I remember my days in 8th grade there and how I desperately tried to pretend that I was NOT achingly in […]

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23 May Posted by in • Guest Writers | 1 comment

Let Love Out!

Let Love Out!

My brother-in-law, Chris Priolo, was a shining light in our family. He was a passionate, gifted composer and teacher, who was one of those guys who was larger than life; everyone wanted to be around him and hear what he had to say. That’s why he was such a great teacher – his classes were […]

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17 May Posted by in • Kate Clinton | Comments Off

The Patriarchy is so Dada

The Patriarchy is so Dada

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, he of the Madoff mane, alleged rapist and head of the International Monetary Fund – talk about branding! -  is not too big to jail. Tant pis. Wait, wait, there’s more. Arnold reveals he fathered a child ten years ago with a member of his household staff.  Charlie Sheen is devastated to be […]

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Is Kate Clinton a Battle Axe?

Is Kate Clinton a Battle Axe?

Ahhh…Kate Clinton! Political-clever-unapologetic-irreverent-crazy-Kate. I met Kate Clinton at the Dinah and asked her to ponder what the term “Battle Axe” meant to her. I wanted to prep her for the interview with Epochalips the following week. http://youtu.be/mT_Aiu9qWOk Well, the truth is, she wasn’t super thrilled with it, and she tried to explain why. She has […]

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17 Dec Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 1 comment

May your Holidays be Mary and Gay!

May your Holidays be Mary and Gay!

I went into my son’s freshman high school class last week as a member of the Spectrum’s LGBT Speaker’s Bureau to help dispel myths about LGBT people and to educate them about the consequences of teen bullying by sharing my story. It was 8:00 am and the kids just stared blankly, with their mouths agape.  […]

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18 Oct Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 5 comments

Troubled Teens – Then and Now

Troubled Teens – Then and Now

National Coming Out Day is over this year, but homophobia is still ongoing. This week a 13-year-old kid hung himself in the schoolyard at the same middle school that I attended. I remember my days in 8th grade there and how I desperately tried to pretend that I was NOT achingly in love with my […]

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