PDN List of 2009 Events:
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Recent - Thursday, December 17
PA Diversity Network Activists & Families Invited to Attend GLBT Rights Forum
at the Capitol in Washington DC and
VIP Tour of the Capitol and White House!!!
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PA Diversity Network's
Rainbow Families 2009
Kid's Christmas Party

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by clicking here

Was Sunday, December 5th, 2009 at 9:30am
at Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley
Organized and hosted by MCCLV, sponsored by PDN and PFLAG
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Recent - Thursday, November 19th, 7pm
GLBT LEGAL PAPERS Presentation at Pottsville PFLAG
by PDN Executive Director Liz Bradbury
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Recent - November 13th,
Presentation to Reading City Council
on the implementation of Reading's new addition to its
Human Relations Ordinance

by PDN Executive Director Liz Bradbury,
PHRC Chair of the PHRC Stephen Glassman,
and staff of the State and Philadelphia Human Relations Commissions

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Recent - Sunday, November 8th
Community Organizing in Response
to Marriage Equality loss in Maine
by PDN Boardmember Adrian Shanker,
PDN Executive Director Liz Bradbury
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Recent - SEE PHOTOS! - Monday, October 20, 5:30pm
32nd Annual Allentown Human Relations Commission
Awards Banquet
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FACT members with Award Winner Dave Moyer & PHRC Chair Steve Glassman, AHR Commissioner Adrian Shanker,
Barb Baus of the award winning Helping Hands Ministery of MCCLV with
AHRC Chair Liz Bradbury and AHRC Vice Chair (and Event Committee Chair) Allyson Diane Hamm
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StevieZ the Piano Man, Liz Bradbury- Chair of the AHR Commission, Award Winner Kathleen Kapila, Roberta Meek singing
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Students from HYPE accepting the HYPE award, Over 160 people attended, Mayor of Allentown - Ed Pawlowski
Photos by Liz Bradbury and Steve Ziminsky
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Recent - SEE PHOTOS! Saturday, October 17th, 2009
PDN 5k race team
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Major rain and cold temperatures cut down the percentage of the 5500 women entered who
participated in the race, but it didn't dampen the spirits of the PDN Team!
PA Diversity Team
Women's 5k Fight Breast Cancer Classic
Saturday, October 17th, 2009
GLBTA Women Joined the Team,
Walked or Ran and had a great brunch afterwards!

Click here to find out how to register and for more information!
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Recent - Friday, October 16, 7pm
"MCCLV 25th Anniversary Banquet"
Keynote Speaker - Troy Perry
PDN's Rainbow Families, The Allentown Health Bureau, and Civic Theatre
received honors from MCC

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Donnie & Earl Snyder of Rainbow Families, Adrian Shanker & Sharon Glassman of Civic Theater, David Moyer & Vicky Kistler of the Allentown Health Bureau
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Recent - Thursday, October 15, 7pm
"Voices of our Elders"
Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley
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“Voices of Our Elders” at Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley. PDN President Dr. Patricia Sullivan took part in a panel discussion with other representatives of the gay and lesbian community over age 50.

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Recent - Friday, October 2, 8pm
at MCCLV, 930 N 4th Street, Allentown
Documentary Movie - Out in the Silence
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Proceeds will benefit the Rainbow Players Theater Co., MCCLV’s Freedom to Marry Initiative,
and PA Diversity Network.

Documentary Movie - Out in the Silence
Meet the Film Makers Joe Wilson & Dean Hamer
PDN's Liz Bradbury and Adrian Shanker
served on the discussion panel with
Jake Kaskey of Equality Advocates, and Chair of the PA Human Relations Comission Stephen Glassman

Rainbow Players Theater Co. hosted a screening of the upcoming PBS documentary, OUT IN THE SILENCE, Friday, October 2 at 8 pm at the Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley, 930 North 4th Street, Allentown, PA 18102. OUT IN THE SILENCE is an uplifting documentary about courageous local residents confronting homophobia in their conservative small town in the hills of western Pennsylvania. Admission is $15, ($8 for students & senior citizens). Proceeds will benefit the Rainbow Players Theater Co., MCCLV’s Freedom to Marry Initiative, and PA Diversity Network. Following the screening, there was a Q&A panel with filmmakers Joe Wilson & Dean Hamer, Chair of the PA Human Relations Commission Stephen A. Glassman, Jake Kaskey of Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, & PA Diversity Network's Liz Bradbury and Adrian Shanker. For more information, contact Dean Hiatt, Artistic Director, at rainbow.players@mcclv.org, or 718-664-3713. More about the documentary at http://outinthesilence.
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Recent - Monday, October 6, 6pm
McFarland Student Union Center room 250
GLBT History Presentation By PDN's Liz Bradbury
GLBTQ Center at Kutztown University

Kutztown University GLBTQ Resource Center hosted:
"Celebrating GLBT History Month with Liz Bradbury, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Diversity Network. Tuesday, October 6, 6 PM, McFarland Student Union Center room 250. This event is free and open to the public. Please join Kutztown University as they kick-off their month-long GLBT History celebration with Liz Bradbury's presentation that highlights important moments in GLBT history, from ancient times to the present. Pictures from the award-winning "PDN Photo Project" will also be featured in this presentation."


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Recent Sept. 19 & 20
Saturday, September 19 - 11am to 5pm, Sunday, September 20 - 11am to 3pm.
Japanalia Designer Clothing Sale
to benefit PA Diversity Network
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Saturday, September 19 - 11am to 5pm, Sunday, September 20 - 11am to 3pm. A special event - First time in the area! Japanalia = Fascinating designer clothing for women and men, cut for comfort, style, & quality. Very affordable!!! Handcrafted in Hartford CT. Styles for every figure. Specialty fabrics. Limited productions. Truly unique garments. Liz Bradbury and Trish Sullivan will host this event in their home at 427 1/2 N. 9th Street, Allentown. Benefits PA Diversity Network.
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Recent - Sunday August 16th
Pride in the Park - Festival
Pride of the Great Lehigh Valley
15th Annual Pride Festival, Cedar Beach Park, Allentown
Thousands Attended - Great Entertainment on the Stage - Dozens of Vendors
An American Bald Eagle Circled the Blue Sky
32 New Couples Joined the PA Diversity Photo Project
Over 600 Signed Cards for Marriage Equality
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See 200 Photos of Pride in the Park 2009
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Upcoming - Saturday August 15th
Rainbow Players Theater Co.
Matinee to benefit PA Diversity Network
at Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley
930 N. 4th Street Allentown

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Recent - Sunday July 19th
Reading Pride Celebration
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PA Diversity Network was part of the
Reading Pride Celebration at Centre Park

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Recent - Friday July 17th
Pre-Reading Pride Celebration
Event at Reading Community College
That featured the excellent
full length documentary:
"Freedom to Marry"
And also the PA Diversity Photo Project
300 Same-sex Couples Facing Inequality

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Photo Album of this event***

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Recent - Wednesday, July 8th
See Photos of Sen. Leach's Press Conference
On Marriage Equality Bill SB 935
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PDN Representatives Speak in both
Harrisburg and Washington D.C.
PDN Executive Director Liz Bradbury spoke in favor of PA State Senator Daylin Leach's Marriage Equality Bill (SB 935) at a press conference about the introduction of the Bill in the Rotunda of the Capital Building, in Harrisburg at 10am. Senators Leach, Ferlo, and Farese will be speaking on the Bill along with other members of the Community - including Tim Hare and Earl Ball.
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of this Harrisburg Press Conference event.

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Senator Daylin Leach speaks for marriage equality
at the SB 935 press conference
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PA Diversity Network Exec. Dir Liz Bradbury speaks
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Photo Album of this
Harrisburg Press Conference event.



And
PDN Boardmember Adrian Shanker spoke in Washington DC as a Representative of PDN and moderated a panel about Queer people of Faith at the Campus Progress National Conference. The conference draws over 1000 progressive college students from all 50 states. Bill Clinton and Nancy Pelosi are the two big keynotes this year.
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Recent - Saturday, July 11
RAINBOW FAMILIES PICNIC
Saturday, July 11, Lehigh Valley Rainbow Families annual summer picnic sponsored by the PA Diversity Network. Pavilion #3, Louise Moore Park, Lower Nazareth, PA.Grilled hot dogs and hamburgers were provided. Alcohol not permitted. Open to all GLBTA families and their children.

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CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE PARK
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Recent - See Photo Album
June 23rd, 2009
PA Diversity Network/Valley Gay Press
Awards Celebration Night
at the Brew Works in Allentown
Over 120 people attended
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Over 120 people attended the second annual GLBT Community Awards Celebration honoring organizations, businesses, and individuals who have served the GLBT community through activism, advocacy, volunteerism and leadership.

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Current - 2009
See the PA Diversity Network YouTube Video
That was a top ten finalist in the
National Freedom to Marry Video Contest
click here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3DakU-5mE0

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Current - 2009
Tobacco Treatment Services
for the GLBT Community

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Recent - See Photo - May 17th
Gay Men's Chorus, FACT, and PA Diversity Network
Karaoke Fundraiser Show at Diamonz
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Recent - May 1
GLBT Community Members
Participated in an event for Mayor
Ed Pawlowski at Candida's
Hosted by Allyson Diane Hamm, Steve Libby, Liz Bradbury and Candida
Mayor Pawlowski is running for reelection for Mayor of Allentown
Check out a great photo album
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Recent - May 3rd
PA Diversity Network
Participated in the Equality March
The National Equality Rally in Philadelphia
On May 3, 2009, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans, together with straight allies Marched for Equality on Independence Mall in front of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center and the Gay Pioneers Historic Marker in Philadelphia. This was an historic event. Over 100 Organizations from Across the Nation Marched for Equality on Independence Mall.
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Recent - April 19th
PDN Fundraiser Show at
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See over 170 photos of this exciting event
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Rainbow Mountain Resort presents
Illusions of Grandeur & Callaway-We-Go
Illusions featured the gals of the Mountain in a drag review hosted by Carol Ann and Heaven Leigh.
Callaway-We-Go is a tribute to Sister's Callaway.
Over 100 people attended! Over a dozen artists performed! $900 was raised for the programs of PDN!!!
Staring Carol Ann and Heaven Leigh!!!
A fundraiser for PA Diversity Network

See over 170 photos of this exciting event
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Recent - April 1st
Kutztown Allies Drag Show
benefit for PDN - 7pm
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PA Diversity Thanks Allies of Kutztown University and their 4th annual Drag Show on Wednesday April 1st at 7PM in the Multipurpose Room of the McFarland Student Union Building on College Blvd. Room 218. The student amateur and professional drag performers were wonderful. Special thanks to MC Carol Ann!!!!

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Recent - March 23rd
See Video

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YAY!!!! Adrian
PDN thanks the Allentown Brew Works
for their support of this event - click here
for more info on the Brew Works

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On Monday, March 23rd, “Business Matters” TV show in which PDN Board member and Muhlenberg College GSA leader Adrian Shanker debated Michael Geer of the ultra anti-gay organization the PA Family Institute. The special viewing of the show was at the the Brewworks Silklounge and was a fundraiser for PA Diversity Network.

Friends cheered on Adrian, Played BUZZ WORD BINGO for fun and silly prizes during the show. And were part of this great community event.

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NEW -- Current
PDN Announces New Program:
Youth Initiative
PA Diversity Network announces its new Youth Initiative program. The PA Diversity Network Youth Initiative serves as a financial resource for special projects undertaken by Lehigh Valley and Berks County LGBT youth groups.
CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT IT AND SEE THE GUIDELINES

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Recent - March 12th
S. Bear Bergman at Muhlenberg College
Stop by the PA Diversity Table
After the Show

Show Begins at 7pm in the Miller Forum
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February 13 and 14
PA Diversity Network Participated
in MCCLV's National Freedom to Marry
Court House Action and Interfaith Service/Marriage Ceremony
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OF THIS EVENT
BY CLICKING HERE

Court House Action
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Friday, February 13 -- Marriage Equality Rally
10 AM Lehigh County Courthouse
5th and Hamilton Streets, Allentown

Service/Celebration
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Saturday, February 14 -- Interfaith Worship Service
7 PM Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley
930 North 4th Street | First Floor Allentown
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CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION
ON THESE EVENTS


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