Then and Now

Renee Rosensteel, Hakeem Allen Vanessa German, Jan Leo, Kim, Sarah Higgins, Chuck Austin, Randy Brown, Heather Mull, Curtis Reaves, Jen Saffron, John Colombo, Debbie Norrell, Donald Hetzler, Annie O'Niell, Mara

10/31/2008 - 12/31/2008

Guest curator: Deryck Tines

The Then and Now photo exhibit, curated by noted artist and community leader Deryck Tines, is based on the THEN photographs of crossdressers in Pittsburgh’s Hill District as found in the Carnegie Museum¹s Teenie Harris Archives. It will also feature the NOW photographs of today’s community as seen through the lens of fifteen current Pittsburgh photographers.

Diversity Celebration Party
December 13th 6-11pm
Price: donation

Two work groups will identify with the different cultural stigmas and issues of Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Bi-Sexual, and Questioning (LGBTQ) communities as well as teach ways we can improve the way we address these issues.

Refreshments will be served.

Presenters: Lemontae Bishop, Lyndsey Sickler from Persad Center, Mike Reber from UPMC, Chastity Chatham, Allen Jones from Aids Task Force
Party MC’s: Lemontae Bishop and Chastity Chatham

Deeper Love Tuesday – Every Tuesday in December
December 2, 2008

Why Do Brothers Burn Out of Community and What We Can Do to Save Them.

Have you ever found yourself thinking the worst about other Black gay men, yourself, your community? That they are a bunch of “faggots”? Have you found yourself “over” the scene? Do you find yourself spending most of your time and energy talking down about Black gay men? Come join us at Deeper Love Tuesday. Deeper Love Tuesday will be a frank and open discussion about how we as Black gay men view each other and how those perceptions impact our platonic, romantic and sexual relationships.

Are You Living Your Best Life?
December 9, 2008

Why do Black gay men have false starts when it comes to goals? What are your life plans for when you are 30, 40, 50 …? what is the greatest vision you have for yourself? How strong is your network?

This discussion will engage participants in various ways to think about their lives on multiple levels. The context of the discussion is to have participants see themselves as CEO’s of their lives and consider developing a life strategic plan.

Black Gay/Same Gender Loving men have value and worth, that once realized will transform the trajectory of their individual life, their family, the communities they live and the world. This discussion is for those who are at the edge of greatness and need a life strategic plan to take them across.

Deryck Tines Events: Diversity Celebration Party
December 13th 6-11pm
Price: donation

Two work groups will identify with the different cultural stigmas and issues of Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Bi-Sexual, and Questioning (LGBTQ) communities as well as teach ways we can improve the way we address these issues.

Refreshments will be served.

Presenters: Lemontae Bishop, Lyndsey Sickler from Persad Center, Mike Reber from UPMC, Chastity Chatham, Allen Jones from Aids Task Force

Party MC’s: Lemontae Bishop and Chastity Chatham