God loves a parade, and pool parties, and rainbows and revolution, baby

Busy, busy weekend ahead!
I’m now involved with the board of Exposure, Edmonton’s Queer Arts and Culture Festival, and will be helping staff the Exposure booth at Churchill Square tomorrow afternoon following the annual Pride parade.

(The parade has a new route this year, btw – along 102 Avenue instead of Jasper, and starts at noon.)

I’m also donating a painting for a silent auction fundraiser … bids will be accepted at the Celebration on the Square as well as at Sunday evening’s All Bodies Pool Party at Fred Broadstock Pool. The painting, ‘Somewhere Under The Rainbow It Gets Better’ (acrylic on canvas, 40×60) is one of two panels I created for last year’s Exposure Arty Carnival at the Jubilee.

In between I’ll be reading with Vivek Shraya at Leva Cafe at 2 p.m. Sunday. We’re taking the opportunity to celebrate our 2011 Lambda Literary Award nominations – Vivek’s for God Loves Hair (Young Adult category) and mine for White Shirt (Poetry). GOD LOVES WHITE SHIRTS is a multi-media presentation featuring special guests Derek Warwick and MC Joshua Carter/Teen Jesus Barbie.

Happy Pride … Viva La Revolucion

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