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International Day Against Homophobia May 17th

Spearheaded by Fondation Émergence, and for the first time in the world, a theme-day set aside for the fight against homophobia was organised in Québec on June 4, 2003, and designated as the “National Day Against Homophobia” (see Archive). With the help of its partners, Fondation Émergence then strove to have this annual day take place on a pan-Canadian level. What’s more, countries such as Belgium, France and United-Kingdom caught on to the idea and set up similar events.

The next step left was to steer the initiative toward the international level. This effort was accomplished with the involvement of a number of countries who worked to spread the idea and who proposed that May 17 should become the World Day Against Homophobia or the International Day Against Homophobia, known by the abbreviation IDAHO.

Fondation Émergence promotes the International Day Against Homophobia held on May 17 and encourages organisations and individuals to highlight this event in their environment.

It is important to make concrete efforts to counter homophobia. The human effort to do so is exactly what creates change and enables mentalities to evolve. The International Day Against Homophobia is the perfect opportunity to make such efforts. Fondation Émergence wishes to be abreast of any initiatives taken. Simply fill out the form and return it to us at Fondation Émergence.

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LGPA GOAL to Host Annual LGBT International Conference in Chicago June 22-27

LGPA/GOAL Chicago,

Chicago Police and Chicago’s suburban departments are proud to host the 14th Annual INTERNATIONAL  LGBT Conference for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Professionals in the  culturally diverse, visually spectactular and chic…City of Chicago,
Tuesday, June 22nd through
Sunday, June 27th. 2010.

The conference has been entitled A Bridge to Unity.  The conference will be hosted at Chicago’s legendary Palmer House hotel, located in bustling downtown Chicago, steps from Chicago’s central business district, shopping on the Magnificent Mile, and tourist attractions in every direction.

 

This six day conference will provide an AMAZING array of unique and diverse hands-on training that focuses on relevant criminal justice professionalism, industry trends and technology while impressing its’ attendees with the principles of justice, equity and equality within the area of law enforcement and the community it serves.

 

Whether you are interested in law enforcement professionalism, correctional system, youth advocacy, diversity issues, private security or military, we feel confident that no matter what area of public safety your title falls under, this conference will arm you with effective, innovative knowledge.

Although, providing newly enhanced law enforcement training is the primary goal of this conference, it is also designed to encourage motivation to achieve a higher degree of efficiency in the discharge of their duties while promoting and striving for a high level of diversity, inclusion, and sensitivity of all people as law enforcement and criminal justice professionals within their work environment, as well as, with in the GLBT community, thus becoming a part of A Bridge to Unity.

A week long of workshops, seminars and events!

  • Night Cruise on Lake Michigan
  • Attendance at the Mayor’s Pre-Pride party
  • Pride Brunch
  • Ride on the Pride Parade Float & attend the post parade party
  • Exclusive Souvenir bag
  • Nightly live entertainment & events
  • Opening and closing events
  • And much more…

     
     

    Attendee Early Registration
    Discount  Extended till April 1st,
    ONLY $175.00 for this 6 day event!
    ($200  after April 1st). It’s an amazing deal for 6 days!

    You can also  join them on their online social network to socialize in privacy with your fellow attendees and faculty of the conference beforehand.
     
    Attendees will be coming in from all over the world!

    *For those coming from other countries, we know from past years that wait times for an appointment can be lengthy. We are urging you to make your appointment as early as possible to begin the process of obtaining a US entry visa.

  • You can download Business Visitor Visa information on the Goal Chicago site.
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The Collection of Barbra Streisand Auction

 

 

GOING,

GOING,

GONE!

Own a little piece of  Babs!

If you like Barbra Streisand, you might wanna attend the Barbra Streisand auction on October 17 and 18.

 

 

From paintings to furniture to costumes she’s worn in her famous films, Barbra Streisand is auctioning off items she has accumulated over the years all in the name of fundraising. Items even include costumes the actress has worn onstage, in concert and on television.

 

All proceeds will go to Streisand’s foundation, which has donated millions of dollars to charity over the past 23 years. This is  Streisands  3rd  major  auction.

Kareen Wynter, CNN entertainment reporter talked to Streisand about her auction and here are some of the star’s thoughts.

 

Kareen Wynter: Why did you decide to auction off some items?

 

Barbra Streisand: We really never possess anything — I mean, not forever. We borrow things and then we let them go and be used and shared and enjoyed by the next generation and the next generation. So if you can’t really use something anymore, even though it belonged to you for a long time and you loved it, it’s great to pass it on. And especially if the proceeds go to my foundation, which invests in wonderful causes and organizations that help other people.

Previews now thru the 16th  @  9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA.
Auction to be help October 17 & 18.

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