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Radical Queer Lil Rhody June 2012 Events

This website lists radical queer events happening during pride month 2012 in and around Providence, Rhode Island.

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Jun 2 '12

epic event list for June

these will be in more readable calendar form soon, but for now, here’s the raw info!

Friday June 1:  7:30 pm Libertalia Autonomous Space, 280 Broadway: Screening of “Two Sprits”. A film that tells the story of Two-Spirit Navajo teen Fred Martinez and explores the history of Two Spirit people in indigenous American culture. A discussion of the film will follow.

Every Sunday: 6-8 pm, Libertalia Autonomous Space: Rhode Island Anti-Sexism League meeting

Monday June 4:  1:30pm, MPL, MN: Cece McDonald’s sentencing. Wear purple to show your support! info at:

every Tuesday:  5pm-6pm: BroadMed Building, 557 Broad St, enter from the parking lot in back: ACT UP RI - Open Meetings. AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power fighting for healthcare, justice, and to end AIDS locally & worldwide.

Wednesday June 6:  Doors at 7:30/ show at 8, At the corner of Sprague st and Harrison: “Humiliation: experience in the shadow of Pride” new performance & theater from Providence & beyond. For directions email:

Thursday June 7: 7pm: Gallery Q, 460 Harris Ave: GENDERSPEAK: a spoken word night of all things gender.

Thursday June 7: 9pm, BLDG 16, punk show with queers: Funeral Cone(ma), Wreck Room, Downtown Boys, SEX (ct), ZONE (ct) email for more info!

Friday June 8: 7pm/9pm, music, Machines With Magnets, 400 Main St, Pawtucket: “Witches and Mad Prophets” Portfolio Release. Performances by Assembly of Light Choir, WORK/DEATH, Geb the Great (Philly), GROKE. Film by Xander Marro.  $5.

Friday June 8: 7:30pm, Libertalia: “Born In Flames” screening. Chaotic anarchafeminist dispatch from the future.

Saturday June 9: 8am- 12pm, Women’s Medical Center of RI, 1725 Broad St, Cranston: Clinic Defense: Protect Women’s Rights. Organized by RIASL.

Saturday June 9: 7pm, AS220, 115 Empire St: “United in Anger: A History of  the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power”  screening. Followed by a dicussion about current AIDS activism. $1-5

Monday June 11: 4-7pm, New Urban Arts, 705 Westminster St: Art, Movement, & Social Justice - workshop & artist talk with Favianna Rodriguez & Julio Salgado.  workshop 4pm, artist talks & conversation 5:30pm. free, rsvp to to participate in the workshop.

Wednesday June 13: 5:30 pm. 198 Carpenter St, backyard: Queer Garden Party and Potluck. Come hang out, bring some-thing to eat or some-thing to barbecue. Lots of food, new friends, good conversation.

Thursday June 14: 6pm,186 Carpenter St. Screening of “Liquid Sky”: queer/lesbian/trans sci-fi film set in 1980s New York City. A conversation about femme visibility will follow the film. TRIGGER WARNING: this film contains graphic depictions of sexual violence

Friday June 15: 7:30pm, Libertalia Automous Space: “HOMOTOPIA” screening. “Love revolution, not state delusion! Race, gender, ability, & desire are reworked through an anti-colonial queer struggle creating a visual rhythm of  melancholic utopianism”

Saturday June 16: 10pm, AS220, 115 Empire St. FUCHSIA IS NOW: a night of queer performance & dancing All ages / anti-corporate / anti-assimilation queer party, more details TBA!  $1-5 donation

Saturday June 16: 10:30pm: 743 Westminster St. Youth Pride Inc. Dance Party! Open to ages 13-23.

Sunday June 17: 7pm AS220. “Heart Breaks Open” screening. A feature film which recasts biblical narratives around HIV positivity,  transmasculinity, drag and the sisters of perpetual indulgence  $1-5 donation

Wednesday June 20: 6-8pm, Location TBA: Queer prisoner letter writing! Meet and talk about the prison-industrial complex as related to queer lives & politics, connect with prisoners and write initial letters to them.

Thursday June 21: 6-8pm, Libertalia Autonomous Space: Queer Liberation and Class Struggle reading group. More details TBA.

Friday June 22: 7:30pm, Libertalia: Screening of “Madame Satã” a film based on the life of infamous Brazilian drag performer & outlaw João Francisco dos Santos. Discussion will follow on homosexuality & masculinity in the Portuguese speaking world.

Sunday June 24: 11am to 6pm, Queer Farm Day at Scratch Farm, with potluck lunch & gender-variant- & body-positive swimming at 1pm. Come for all or part of the day, help harvest & spend time in safer queer rural sanctuary space with queers & allies! see website for details, email  for more info.     


Thursday June 28: 7pm, New Urban Arts 705 Westminster St.: “Queerly Present” evidence of queer lives in Providence: readings, spoken word, performance, music, etc.

Friday June 29: 7:30 pm, Libertalia: Screening of “The Raspberry Reich”, a pornographic, violent & satirical Bruce LaBruce film that explores the ‘innate radical potential of homosexual expression’. Followed by discussion about queer resistance and violence.

Saturday June 30: 2-4pm, Libertalia Autonomous Space: AIDS and gentrification reading group. More details TBA.