BABN Pride Events
Trans March, Bi-Dykes, and Parades Oh My!
5th Annual Bi-BQ
When: Wed, June 20, 5:00pm – 11:30pm
Where: Dolores Park (map)
Description: 5-7 BBQ and potluck in Dolores park, 7-8:45 Bi Talent and Mixer at Dolores Park Cafe, 8:45-9:15 Bi promenade through the mission, 9:30 Bi-Candy: Frameline Bi Shorts at the Victoria. https://www.facebook.com/events/293820014038371/
When: Fri, June 22, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: Dolores Park (map) Description: "Trans Generations: Define Your Moment" See & Be Seen @ Dolores Park with Jennifer and Martin (look for the Trans and Bi Pride flags) 3.30 - 6.30 March to UN Plaza @ 6.30 Performers and Speakers TBA After party: Bustin' Out 7!! The OFFICIAL Trans March AfterParty!! https://www.facebook.com/events/350283011691662/
Brunch for the Bi and Trans Communities @ Crepevine
When: Sat, June 23, 12:30pm – 1:30pm Where: Crepevine, 216 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1311 (map) Description: Let's make this Pride a special one and come on out to the monthly Brunch for the Bi and Trans Communities at the Crepevine. Find out when and where to meet out bi community for the Dyke March & Pride Sunday and recount what we were all doing the evening before at the Trans March. Your hosts the Bay Area Bisexual Network (BABN), TransGender San Francisco (TGSF), Congregation Sha'ar Zahav (CSZ), and the Trans March really want to bring the communities together in an intentioned way and build a stronger community. https://www.facebook.com/events/398339726873790/
San Francisco Dyke March
When: Sat, June 23, 3pm – 6pm Where: Dolores Park (map) Description: Dolores Park Stage: 3-7 pm Join Shelli at the Dyke March for a Bi-Dyke group and dance all the way to the Castro at 7pm with your bi sisters.
SF Pride Visi-BI-lity Bi Contingent
When: Sun, June 24, 10am – 2pm Where: TBD Off Market Street Downtown (map) Description: 2012 Bay Area Bisexual Network Pride Contingent Information Theme: Visi-Bi-lity, be as visible as possible and show your bi pride colours! Most of the time bisexuals are hidden, basically defined by the gender of their partner. Pride is one day of the year when we can be seen clearly for who we are, Visi-Bi-lity, whether we are in a same gendered relationship, an opposite gendered relationship, a poly relationship or no relationship at all, whether we are cisgendered, transgendered, genderqueer or just queer, we are all bisexuals and we deserve to be seen for that - the hot, fun people we all are. So use this page to invite all your friends and we will have the best turnout ever.
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Bay Area Bisexual Network is based in San Francisco with members from all over the Bay Area. Our mission is to develop a healthy, vibrant, multicultural bisexual community in the San Francisco Bay Area and to promote better understanding of bisexual lives and issues within the larger lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community and the public. Thank you all so much for your support in becoming a stronger community organization through direct action and volunteerism. I cannot think of a proper way to thank the giants, whose shoulders we stand upon. Lani, Maggie, Ann, Jack, Joe and all the people who held the banner through all the storms that have ravaged our community.
Watch here for more announcements about a 25th Anniversary Event, yes, it has been 25 years, and we will be creating a great event to celebrate the future of the bi community!
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An update on our Bisexual Contingent progress for Pride 2012:
Jan Steckel has volunteered the use of her car for the Parade. She can fit 2-3 other folks inside if anyone needs a ride instead of marching. Keep in mind there are no ins-and-outs: if you are in the car you must remain in the car for the whole time and if you are marching you cannot stop the parade to get in the car. We could use a driver if anyone wants to contribute that way.
We will decorate the car on the day so bring crepe paper in bisexual colors (purple, blue, pink), painter's tape (it's blue!), and any signs/posters/banners you may have. I am still working on getting the official banners and flags back.
We need 4 people to attend contingent monitor training and sign as being specifically for the BABN car. If we don't get that, we can't have the car. We need at least 2 people to be contingent monitors in addition to the 4 for the car.
Contingent monitor training sessions schedule here: https://register.sfpride.org/event/html/safety-training-2012.pdf
(You only need to attend the first hour of any of these and you don't have to register in advance, just turn up on time. I'm going Saturday June 2 from 1-2pm at the Center in SF.)
One theme suggested for this year is "Bisexual Invasion". The Boston Bisexual contingent is using this one so we would be in solidarity with them if we choose this theme. Think ray-guns and outer space gear. Any other ideas?
We have just enough funds to cover both the contingent & the car ($311), but if anyone feels moved to donate a few dollars for decorations, please contact Lani on firstname.lastname@example.org .
That's it for now! This celebration depends on YOU so let me hear your thoughts!!
First question is: how many people intend to march with us? That will determine how many contingent monitors we need. Can someone put out a poll on the Facebook page to ask that group and report back here? I'm not on Facebook so I can't do it myself.
2-25 persons marching = 2 Contingent Monitors
26 to 50 persons marching = 4 Contingent Monitors
51 to 75 persons marching = 6 Contingent Monitors
Second question is, how many people would be unable to march if we did not have a car? This will determine if we get one or not, and how many additional contingent monitors we need for the wheels (1 per wheel is my recollection).
Third question is, how many people are willing to attend contingent monitor training, besides myself? If we don't have enough to get a car, that will end the discussion quickly.
Fourth question is, if I can't get the banner and flags back from last years coordinator, how will we identify ourselves?
Lastly, who has an idea for a simple theme? In recent past we've done: switch-hitters, fence-sitters, bisexuals in paradise, invisiBIlity. Suggestions that didn't get selected were Famous Bisexuals in History, marriage-related stuff (having couples of various gender orientations dressed in wedding garb paired, maybe even square dancing so they trade off), and Green Bisexuals (as in, sustainability).
My new suggestion for this year is to take a cue from a Star Trek episode, which featured a race war between people who had one side black and one side white, and the "opposite race" had the opposite sides black and white, like this:
Perhaps we can come up with something like this using the Bisexual Colors?
Thanks for any suggestions or help,
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