2021 Northwoods Pride Festival (Virtual Celebration)

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Northwoods Pride Logo

7-11 pm  |  Saturday, June 26, 2021

This is a four-hour free virtual live celebration that opens to everyone, especially for LGBTQ individuals and allies in Northwoods Wisconsin. Participants can enjoy social interaction, drag show performance, and educational webinars, etc. Northwoods Pride is hosted by Nicolet College Rainbow Hodags. Community volunteers help support the event. All proceeds go towards LGBTQ+ student scholarships. 

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Maximum 180 participants, RSVP required.

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Tentative Schedule

7-11 pm, Saturday June 26, 2021 (Central Time)

Activity

Time

Location/Format

Welcome Speech

7 - 7:15 pm

BlueJeans General Room

Ice-Breaker & Social Time

7:15 - 7:45 pm

BlueJeans Breakout Room

Drag Show Performance Part 1

7:45 - 8 pm

BlueJeans General Room

Webinar 1-Two-Spirit Identities: Past, Present, Future

8 - 8:45 pm

BlueJeans General Room

15 min Break/ Music Dance Time

8:45 - 9 pm

BlueJeans General Room

Webinar 2-Northwoods Community Resources

9 - 9:45 pm

BlueJeans General Room

Drag Show Performance Part 2

9:45 - 10 pm

BlueJeans General Room

Social Time

10 - 10:30 pm

BlueJeans Breakout Room

Open Mic & Closing Speech

10:30 - 11 pm

BlueJeans General Room

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Rainbow Hodags Logo

 

Our Mission
We will make the Northwoods Pride Festival a memorable and uplifting day that builds trusting relationships and space for the LGBTQ+ community, providing entertainment, interactions and educational opportunities to celebrate the history, diversity and improve LGBTQ+ acceptance in the Northwoods Wisconsin.

Highlights

Drag Show:

We filmed this drag show exclusively for 2021 Northwoods Pride presented by Modori M.B. and Selena Kyle at the Oz Club, a gay nightclub in Wausau, WI. Special thanks to bar owner Bill, DJ Mel and Brian.

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drag show photo

Webinar 1: Two-Spirit Identities: Past, Present, Future

Speaker: Lin Migiziikwe Gokee (they/them)

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Lin is a two-spirit Anishinaabe artist, educator, and consultant. They are an enrolled member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Lin has a B.A. in American Indian Studies from the University of Minnesota Duluth. They spent time at Standing Rock in 2016-17, taking on a leadership role in the Two-Spirit Nation camp. Lin has worked with tribes across the U.S. and provides education and training in the areas of mental health, disability justice, gender/sexuality, and decolonization.

Presentation Description: This presentation will include a brief overview of the history of Indigenous LGBTQI2-S communities on Turtle Island (North America), the origins of the term "two-spirit," and modern-day queer Native culture and activism. We will also discuss terminology, indigenous futurisms, and some of the struggles faced by two-spirit youth today.

Webinar 2A: Vivent Health Overview, and HIV/HCV Basics

Speaker: Daniel-Charles Rewis

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Daniel is a Prevention Specialist at Vivent Health who engages a wide cross-section of individuals to help them understand, and have autonomy over, their sexual health. He knows that equitable access, open-minds, and allyship uplifts not only the individual but also the community as a whole. Daniel has strongly advocated against HIV, STI, and Drug Use stigmatization for well over a decade. He has witnessed it change for the better. He is trained for HIV testing, counseling, and referral. Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Political Science and Business from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He has also pursued Graduate courses in Theology and Ethics at St. Josephs College of Maine and the University of Saint Mary of the Lake for the ladder.

Presentation Description: In this overview, participants will learn of the services provided by Vivent Health, a local organization which provides prevention, care, and treatment for people affected by HIV. Participants will also learn more about HIV testing, prevention methods, and HIV and Hepatitis C facts. 

 

Webinar 2B: Consent and Boundaries Workshop

Speakers:

Emily Vehrs (She/They) – HAVEN’s Sexual Assault Victims Advocate

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Brianna Tracey (She/Her) – HAVEN’s LGBTQ+ Advocate & Shelter Advocate Lead

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Presentation Description: The goal of this discussion is to start conversations around consent, encourage a lifestyle of open communication in your relationships, provide easy and practical ways for teens and parents engage in and start conversations around consent, and highlight the safety and vulnerability at risk when uneducated and unwilling to talk about sex, boundaries, and consent.

Sponsors

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Associated Bank Pride Logo

 

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French's Homestead Vet Clinic Logo

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