The largest lesbian and gay men's cultural event in recorded history will be a hightight of the eight-day Gay Games III, to be held in Vancouver next month. The first festival event will begin in Boston as "The Ligfit from a New Torch" dance tour will cross the United States with dates in eight dties, ending in Vancouver August 5-6. According to Boston artistic director Jeffry Pike, "The Games are about diversity of people, and the theme of the tour is relationships ...with people, ideas, and objects. We will be choreographing from a lesbian and gay perspective. When I started this project, I didn't know how expansivo it would be. . .both as a dancér and as a person. It has uncovered treasures in terms of friends." The entire tour will be documented by Michele Gisser, a Boston videographer, for the use of artists and educators. The Celebration '90 Festival Chorus, a choir of 1000 voices, will perform at the Vancouver Place Stadium during the Games' Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and will present a concert on August 10 at Celebration Centre. The Cultural Festival will also include ArtCelebration '90, a juried exhibition of works by visual artists; a film festival; a hterary festival and book fair; performances by the Lesbian and Gay Bands of America and the Vancouver Men's Chorus; dance presen tations; plays; and Gayla! A Celebration of Women's Culture. Light from a New Torch and Celebration '90 Festival Chorus would welcome tax-deductible contributions to help with expenses. Send them to: Light from a New Torch, co Wisebird Productions, P.O. Box 515, Kenmore Stn., Boston, MA 02215. To contribute or register (cali immediately) for the chorus, (303) 331-2306. For general information cali (604) 684-3303 or write: Celebratioo "90, 1 170 Bute St, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6E 1Z6. Common Language, a bookstore for women and their friends, has replaced Common Destinations bookstore at 214 South 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor (313) 663-0036. Gay Liberation' Purposa s to provkte information, counseling, and related social services for people concerned about sexual oríentation. We maintain a hotline for crisis intervention, peer counseling and referral. We help provide tactual information to offset prejudice and misintormation about lesbians and gay men. We work to obtain human and civil rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation. We help lesbian and gay men 's groups organizo. And we are a link to other community groups. Community Services include: a Hollino for crisis intervention, peer counseling, referral. Education: workshops and conferences on lesbian and gay male concerns, with an empnasis on how people in the "helping professions" and "teaching professions" can work positively with lesbian and gay male clients, patients, & students Speakers Bureau: phone for information. Human & Civil Rights: information and referral to help people who are being discriminated against because of their actual or presumed sexual orientation or because of their presumed "cross-gender" characteristics; lobbying for human and civil rights. Community Organizing: information and assistance in organizing groups, setting goals, addressing conflict, linking with other groups and resources. Gay Liberation Meetings vary according to purpose; we do most of our work in subcommittees (counseling, groupwork, education, civil rights). Cali for time and place. Gay Liberation includes UM students, staff, and faculty, and people from the larger community. We have a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. We're a registered non-profit organization. Gay Liberation, co 4117 Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109; info: 763-4186.
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