Saturday, July 24, 2010

July 24, 2010 - Teddy Bears, and more Pride

Well, today marked the 33rd annual Teddy Bears Picnic in St. John's. I was excited to be a part of the fun and games team, as i hosted the teddy bear hospital. i and one other volunteer spent close to 3 hours performing mock medical exams on stuffed animals, using a so-called heart monitor, a tongue depressor, applied band aids, and handed out teddy 'medicine' in the form of gummy bears. the event featured a live musical performance of our city's institution, Terry Rielly - best known as 'Teddy Bear Man'.
Later in the day, i scrambled over to the Pride Conference event, which i organized, and chaired the second half. The event was a 5 hour smorgasbord of speeches from prominent members of the LGBT community, organizations that cator to the community, as well as some societal organizations that are starting to recognize our community. We had everything from LGBT advocacy groups, health care organizations, human rights, university students working on an LGBT thesis, and even some '101' lectures on lesser known topics such as bisexuality, transsexualism, and pansexualism.

2 of my 3 speaches were actually recorded for youtube here. I also spoke about frontrunners. i wanted to air this video, but we didn't have time.

Trans 101
Bisexual/Pansexual 101 Promo


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