Stay in the Loop with this week’s LGBT happenings in Western New York presented by Loop Magazine!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21
Out for Business
5-7pm at Preservation Pub, 948 Main St.
Buffalo’s premiere LGBTQ networking event is always a great opportunity to meet and greet, a chance to have a drink with community friends you don’t always get to see and possibly make some new ones. This month’s mixer is at the Preservation Pub, also the monthly site for Bear Night, just around the corner from where Allen meets Main, and is sponsored by Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
SATURDAY, JUNE 24
We Exist Buffalo: Trans and Gender Expansive Rights Rally at Martin Luther King Jr. Park
Noon-5pm, near Museum of Science, Fillmore and Humboldt.
Organized by We Exist Buffalo, “a coalition dedicated to all people who identify beyond the gender binary as a way to rally together and demonstrate that we are, we exist, and we live. We intend for this rally to not only be led by trans and gender non-conforming speakers and to center the voices of those most marginalized in our community, but to also include TGNC performers of all kinds; spoken word, dance, music.”
SUNDAY, JUNE 25
5pm at Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St. (Doors at 3pm).
Out and proud, Gauthier is a survivor— and her music conveys it. Once the owner of a successful Cajun restaurant in Boston, she had to lose an addiction to heroin in order to really find her voice as the revered singer/songwriter she’s become. Her music doesn’t make you tap your feet and there are no hooks that’ll have you humming on the way home. It’s more deeply penetrating than that, studying the darkness that sometimes envelops us in our moments alone. Now 55 and a resident of Nashville, she continues to tour and make records when the songs come, as they did for Trouble and Love, her latest, in 2014. She also teaches songwriting workshops and is currently working on a book about her craft for the Yale University Press. Tickets are $20 and worth every penny.
TUESDAY, JUNE 27
Trans Art Therapy at Evergreen Commons
6-7:30pm at Evergreen Commons, 262 Georgia St.
A byproduct of the TransGeneration Health Initiative and Support Group, this focusing activity helps channel energy into self-expression. This month’s theme is “self-reflection” and the group will be binding journals.