PDN List of 2010 Events:
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RECENT - December 20, 2010
PDN Executive Director Liz Bradbury &
PDN Board President Patricia Sulivan
Are awarded the 2010 FACT President’s Awards for their work in fighting AIDS in the community.

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RECENT - December 20, 2010
Northampton Area School Board
Reverses Vote & Reinstates High School GSA
Pennsylvania Diversity Network spoke with students & faculty, & contacted the ACLU to help school board members
understand that the US Federal Equal Access requires school systems to recognize and support Gay/Straight Alliances in Public Schools. Below: PDN College intern & Northampton resident Eric Stephen read a statement about legal aspects of this issue, written by PDN Exec Dir. Liz Bradbury. High School Student Rebecca Kirschbaum, Pres. of the Gay/ Straight Alliance spoke articulately in favor of the GSA, and student Michael Allen handed a petition in favor of the GSA with signatures of over 1/2 the students at the High School, collected in less than three days, to the School Board President. Many other students, faculty and parents spoke in favor, only two people spoke with off-point arguments against. PDN boardmembers Adrian Shanker, Liz Bradbury and Patricia Sullivan attended this meeting. Adrian worked with the ACLU on this issue and issued a statement to the board in support of the GSA. The School Board voted 8 to 1 to reinstate the GSA. PDN helped to make this happen.


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RECENT - December 18, 2010
MCC, PDN, Rainbow Families - Kid’s Christmas Party
Santa was there!
at Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley
930 N. 4th Street, Allentown
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Recent - December 9, 2010
SEE PHOTO ALBUM!!!
Muhlenberg College Students & Carol Ann
Present a
Wonderful Drag Show for
College Class Exam at The Stonewall

That Benefited PDN!!!
Special thanks from PDN to Prof. Troy Dwyer, all the students,
Carol Ann, Heaven Leigh and The Stonewall!

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Click here to see a full album of all the fabulous performers
Be sure to click on the first photo to enlarge it and then scroll through the enlarged photos.
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Click here to see a full 230 photo album of all the fabulous performers
Be sure to click on the first photo to enlarge it and then scroll through the enlarged photos.

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Recent - Thanksgiving, 2010
Valley Gay Press Book Reviewer
A’Ja Lyons visits PDN Headquarters

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Recent - Saturday, November 20 - 3-6pm
PA Diversity Begins Anti-Bullying Awareness
At Allentown School District event

The Allentown School District had its second annual “Fun Day” at Allentown High School and Pennsylvania Diversity Network was invited to have one of the tables in the community information area where about 50 other diverse organizations, like Lehigh Valley Child Care, Old Allentown Preservation Assoc., Valley Youth House, A Youth Boxing Organization, Crime Victims Council, etc. also had tables.
We decided, in the light of all the terrible suicides and the attention anti-gay bullying is finally getting, we should provide information on stopping bullying and seek commitments to fight anti-GLBT hate-language in school.
The key is to be direct about homophobic hate action. If we don’t address Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender bullying by name, if we let officials water down efforts and make them against “all bullying,” then we can be assured that specifically ending anti-GLBT bullying will be left out. This direct approach has been used successfully in England.
So we put out 2 sheets that said: Join the Fight to Stop Homophobic Hate Language in Schools ... Commit to never again using the word “Gay” to mean something bad or stupid ... And commit to speaking up to stop someone else when they do ... Sign Up Here!
And:
How to Fight Homophobic Bullying and Hate Language in your school.
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NAME IT: Saying “That’s So Gay ...” or using the word Faggot - even in fun is homophobic hate language.
2. EDUCATE:
**Explain that saying these words is demeaning and insulting to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) people and their friends and family.
**Teach GLBT History and GLBT Civil Rights as part of your school's curriculum, including the real meaning of hate language and how it hurts the community.
3. CREATE AND FOLLOW POLICY: Adopt rules that specifically prohibit anti-GLBT hate language, with named consequences both for those who use it, and for those who fail to stop it or report it. Impose this policy from grade school to high school.

THE COOL THING WAS that from the very beginning, nearly everyone signed...We were thrilled at the number of adults who were absolutely in favor of fighting anti-Gay bullying in schools and said so in no uncertain terms. About a hundred adults signed and took copies of the November Valley Gay Press. (The only one who patently didn't sign was a woman wearing a laminated tag that identified her as a Vice Principal in one of Allentown's schools...We're looking into that.)
There were many teenagers at the event. They all wanted beads. Were weren't asking underage people to sign anything, but what we did ask them to do in exchange for the beads, was promise to, "NEVER SAY 'THAT'S SO GAY," AGAIN." Some young people said sincerely that they never said it, others agreed to never say it again, and some hesitated while thinking. One teen really lectured her friend who was indecisive, explaining at length how rude it was to say That's So Gay, and why.
While we don't expect every teen who promised, to actually never use the word Gay in a pejorative way again, we can say that every young person we talked to thought carefully about how the word is used. Some, perhaps, for the first time. Using anti-gay language in schools, even if the child has no idea how hurtful it is, opens the door to anti-GLBT bullying. Hearing Gay used derogatorily allows young people to grow up thinking anti-GLBT discrimination is OK. To change attitudes, we have to start at a young age...and it turns out that the parents agree.
We will be sending these parents a special mailing, asking them to voice further support of this in their children's schools.

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Over 100 families signed up in support of fighting anti-GLBT Bullying in schools.
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Recent - Wednesday, November 17
Kathy Griffin!!!
At State Theatre in Easton, PA
PDN had 30 PDN Member Tickets that were the closest to the Stage possible.
To get in on special events like this...
Be a paid member of Pennsylvania Diversity Network
You can join on-line by just clicking membership in the menu on the left side of this page.
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What a great show!!!

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Recent - See Photos!!! - Tuesday, October 26
East Stroudsburg University PRIDE GSA
Dragula Graveyard Bash!
To Benefit Pennsylvania Diversity Network
OVER 1000 ATTENDED!!!
Featuring the incomparable MCs Carol Ann and Heaven Leigh!!!
20 Fabulous Acts, and the PDN Photo Project
CLICK HERE TO SEE A PHOTO ALBUM OF THIS EVENT!!!
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What a terrific event...over 1000 people attended the show at ESU Campus in The Keystone Room. Tuesday, October 26, 7:30pm - 11:30pm.
20 fabulous college amateur and professional performers, including Estella Sweet, Gracie Freebush, Scarlett Lettah, Athena Knight. And featuring incomparable MCs Carol Ann and Heaven Leigh!!! PRIDE Student organizers graciously designated Pennsylvania Diversity Network to benefit from this event. Also included: The projected PA Diversity Network Photo Project to be included.


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Recent - Saturday, October 23, 7 to 9pm
PA Diversity Network and Equality Pennsylvania
Joint Fundraiser Cocktail Party & Show
Diamonz Night Club
1913 West Broad Street, Bethlehem
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Recent - See Photos! - Saturday, October 16th
PA Diversity Team
Women's 5k Fight Breast Cancer Classic
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PA Diversity Network’s 5K Classic Team had a great time at the race and the breakfast --
Thanks to everyone who participated and volunteered!
Click here to see a Photo Album of the Team, Race and fabulous Team Brunch!



It's time for us to sign up for the women's 5k classic to be held on October 16 in Lehigh Parkway. Don't forget -- this is an event that has an activity level for everyone! We've got a space for you on our team if you want to run really far -- 5 miles, if you just want to run -- 5K, if you are a competitive walker -- also 5K, or if you would just like to take a gentle 5K walk in the park with about 5000 of your best friends. This year, once again, Trish Sullivan has offered to make all the runners/walkers on the PA DIVERSITY TEAM a sumptuous post-race breakfast at Trish and Liz's house -- where we can revel in our accomplishments!!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2008 - RAIN OR SHINE - LITTLE LEHIGH PARKWAY - ALLENTOWN, PA -- Festivities begin at 9am, but we’ll gather a bit earlier.
CLICK HERE for full information and to register. You must register before Oct. 8th.

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Current - August 25 to November 6
Reception: Wednesday, September 29
Artist’s gallery talk at 6 p.m.
The Pennsylvania Diversity Network
Photo Project -- 575 Same-Sex Couples:
Facing Inequality

Will be exhibited in its entirety
at the
Hicks Art Center Gallery
on the Newtown Campus of
Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA
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Pictures of Local Same-sex Couples
Put A Face On Marriage Equality Discrimination


August 25 until November 6, 2010

Reception: Wednesday, September 29
Artist’s gallery talk at 6 p.m.
Facing Inequality, was begun in 2006 on National Freedom to Marry Day (February 12) by PDN Executive Director Liz Bradbury. Bradbury began taking pictures of local committed same-sex couples in response to federal and state political efforts to constitutionally ban legal recognition of same-sex relationships. The photo project serves to not only remind the public that same-sex couples in PA cannot marry, cannot get any rights through civil union, have no legal recognition and are legally seen by the government as strangers, but also to put a local face on this discrimination.

Gallery hours (through September 20): Monday – Friday -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(gallery closed Labor Day weekend)

Gallery hours (after September 20):
Monday and Friday -- 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon
Gallery closed on College holidays.

Location:
Hicks Art Center Gallery on the Newtown Campus of Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA (215) 504-8531
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Recent - Sunday August 15th
See Photos!!!!
Click here to see a
huge photo album of this event and all
the new Photo Project Couples!!!

Pennsylvania Diversity Network booth at
Pride in the Park
Pride of the Lehigh Valley Festival
at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown
Volunteers in the Pennsylvania Diversity Network Booth at the
17th Annual LV Pride Festival got 988 cards signed to legislators in favor of GLBT rights. And
61 new couples joined the PDN Photo Project.
Special thanks to volunteers:
Eric Stephen, Laura Gutierrez, Anne Huey, Hannah Mesouani,
Trish Sullivan, Mayra Fernadez, Anna and Allie and their friends,
and PDN Exec. Director Liz Bradbury

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Recent - Sunday August 8th
Pennsylvania Diversity Network at
NEPA Pride Celebration
in Kirby Park, Wilkes Barre
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The full Photo Project was on display. Volunteers got 1100 cards signed to legislators,
and over 71 new couples joined the Photo Project, which now tops 500!
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See a full photo album of this festival and
the new photo couples by clicking here!

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*Recent -- See Photos
Pennsylvania Diversity Network took part in
Reading Pride Celebration was on
Sunday July 18th, Noon to 6pm
CLICK HERE TO SEE A
HUGE PHOTO ALBUM
OF THE READING PRIDE FESTIVAL
Reading Pride Celebration at
Centre Park in Reading, PA
Great Day at the wonderful Reading Pride Celebration! Hurrah for Reading Pride for the winderful day. At the Pennyslvania Diversity Network booth - 50 new couples joined the Pennyslvania Diversity Network Photo Project and 500 people signed cards to send to their legislatiors in favor of ENDA, to Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, in Support of Marriage Equality and other pro-GLBT legislation!
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Recent - See Photos
June 22, 2010
Doors open at 6pm. Dessert served at 8:30pm.
See a Huge Photo Album
of this event by clicking here.

PA Diversity Network/Valley Gay Press
Awards Celebration Night
at the Brew Works in Allentown
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The awards & recognitions will be presented Tuesday evening, June 22, 2010 in the Hamilton Room of the Allentown Brew Works, 812 Hamilton Street, Allentown. Tickets are $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door. Purchase advance tickets on-line at:www.padiversity.org. Ticket price includes fabulous hors d'oeuvres, pasta bar, soft drinks, cash bar, dessert, coffee, and ten free basket raffle tickets. There will be a silent auction, entertainment by jazz singer Roberta Meek, and presentation of the PA Diversity Photo Project. Event begins at 6pm. Awards ceremony begins at 7:30pm. Dessert served at 8:30pm. A non-smoking event

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Pennsylvania Diversity Network to honor Award Winners for 2010 at June 22 event at Allentown Brew Works. Award Winners -- Individuals: Ernie Schlegel, DJ Landis; Organizations: GLEE at Air Products, Kutztown Allies; Businesses: Diamonz, Allentown Women’s Center. Special Guest speaker National Transgender Activist Mara Keisling; Also invited is Senator Arlen Specter in appreciation for his many years of support for the GLBT community.

Read all about the award winners by clicking here!

Keynote Speaker and Special Award Recipient
National Transgender Activist and Leader of the Federal United ENDA
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Read about the award winners by clicking here

See a Huge Photo Album
of this event by clicking here.

A non-smoking event
Over 100 people attended!

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Recent - See Photos
May 16, 2010
Fun & Fabulous Fundraiser for
FACT, LV Gay Men's Chorus & PA Diversity Network
A non-smoking event
CLICK HERE TO SEE
A LARGE PHOTO ALBUM OF THIS EVENT

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A PHOTO ALBUM OF KRAZY KARAOKE

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Recent- See Photos! -- May 23, 2010
Fabulous Show at Rainbow Mountain
doors open at 6pm, show begins at 7:30pm, $5 Donation at the door
PDN Fundraiser Show at
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great photo album
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Featuring Carol Ann, Heaven Leigh, and the gals of Rainbow Mt.
A non-smoking event
Click here to see a
great photo album
of this event!



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RECENT - SEE VIDEO
May 3, 2010
Pennsylvania Diversity Network's Executive Director
Liz Bradbury debated Don't Ask Don'T Tell on
"Business Matters"on WFMZ TV
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CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS VIDEO
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RECENT - SEE PHOTOS
April 10th, 2010
Steve Libby's Birthday Celebration
at the Allentown Brew Works
A SPECIAL FUNDRAISER FOR PA DIVERSITY NETWORK
THANKS STEVE!!!!!
CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE
PHOTOS OF THIS EVENT

Cover includes appetizers, audio/visual DJ, door prizes, raffle, cash bar, birthday cake, friends and fun! Saturday, April 10, 7pm to 10 pm. In the High Gravity Lounge - 2nd Floor of the Allentown Brew Works, 812 Hamilton Street, Allentown. All Proceeds Benefit PA Diversity Network. Tickets: $10 all proceeds got o PA Diversity Network!

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Allentown Brew Works is offering $3 Mimosas, $5 Pomegranate Martinis (which Steve asked to rename PDN-tinis), $3 Bloody Marys and $4 Flavored Long Islands. Food specials: 1/2 price (more) appetizers and pizzas!!

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RECENT - SEE PHOTOS
May 2nd, 2010
Mutts and Minmosa's
A SPECIAL FUNDRAISER FOR PA DIVERSITY NETWORK
At Cold Nose Lodge in Alburtis, PA

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE
PHOTOS OF THIS EVENT

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Recent -- See Great Photos!
March 25th, 2010
Lily Tomlin at the State Theatre in Easton
PDN volunteers have stage row and meet and greet tickets for this event!
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PHOTO ALBUM
BE SURE TO CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE

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Recent - April 7th
Kutztown Allies Drag Show
benefit for PDN - 8pm -10pm

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PHOTOS OF THIS EVENT

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PA Diversity Network thanks Allies of Kutztown University for making their 5th annual Drag Show on Wednesday April 7st at 8PM in the Multipurpose Room of the McFarland Student Union Building on College Blvd. Room 218 a benefit for PDN. Check put the student amateur and professional drag performers were wonderful. Special thanks to MC Carol Ann!!!!
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Recent - See Photos and Video
February 8, 2010
Freedom to Marry
Marriage Equality Events
CLICK HERE for
PHOTOS and VIDEO
See a photo album of the PA Diversity Photo Project in the Capitol, SB 935 Press Conference with Daylin Leach, and UUC of Harrisburg FTMD March & Rally
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Recent
Friday, February 12
rriage Equality Events
CLICK HERE for
PHOTOS and VIDEO of the
MCC FTMD Court House Action In Allentown
At the Lehigh County Court House
and
Same-sex Marriage Celebration
Saturday, February 13
at MCCLV 930 N. 4th St Allentown
PA Diversity Network participated and sponsered these events
CLICK HERE for
PHOTOS and VIDEO of the
LEHIGH VALLEY EVENTS
MCCLV FTMD Court House Action
Feb. 12, 2010, Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley Marriage Equality Rally at the Lehigh County Courthouse. Rally at 5th & Hamilton Streets on Friday, Feb, 12, 10 AM – 12 Noon. Dozens of same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses - These licenses were denied. Activists spoke on the street and rallied in front of the courthouse about marriage equality. There speakers included Liz Bradbury, PA Diversity Network Executive Director.
MCCLV FTMD Celebration
February 13 -- MCCLV's 10th Anniversary Interfaith National Freedom to Marry Worship Service, Saturday, February 13, 2010, at Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley, 930 N. 4th Street, Allentown, PA 18102. Over a dozen clergy people representing a variety of faiths were on hand to help celebrate this special evening. The keynote speaker was Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson, leader of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. Liz Bradbury of PA Diversity Network also spoke at this event.
CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THIS EVENT AND THESE SPEAKERS!

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