6:30 PM: Doors Open
7:00 PM: Men In Heels
Produced and Directed by Bryan Mark Urbsaitis, newly recut in May 2016, five New York City drag queens discuss gender transformation and empowerment through their lived experiences as drag performers. In spite of advancements in marriage equality education, legislation, and social justice, the 'T' in LGBT continue to be marginalized within the larger queer community. Men in Heels explores how drag queens balance between their performative personas and their normal lives, fighting invisibility through community involvement as unacknowledged and overlooked superheroes in the battle for true LGBT equality. Anti-bullying and general pro-marriage equality legislation advises non-discrimination both among LGBTers and heteronormative society, however, stigma surrounding drag, gender, gender-bending, alternative sexual orientations and lifestyles, and open discussions about sex prevent Trans-, drag-, poly-, and others from living full lives within their communities. Exploring how these narratives impact the individuals involved can shed light on how society treats some of its most vulnerable members while contributing to the positive discourse on LGBT equality. Starring Rev. Yolanda Roger A. Mapes (Reverend Yolanda), Michael Barret Jones (Witti Repartee), Javier Sanchez (Robusta Capp), Will Harrell (Candy Samples), and Cooper Douglas (PhilEsha De Lox). A +Positive World Media film.
Following the screening, we will be joined by Michael Barret Jones (Witti Repartee) and Janice Urbsaitis, proud mom of a gay son who just so happens to make informative, entertaining, positive changes for the LGBT and HIV+ communities of the world.
8:30 PM: 20-Somethings Discussion, led by Nick
Topic: "I Like It Like That: Our 'Kinks' and Why We Have Them."
GAAMC will be going to "North Jersey's Hottest Gay Club," Club Feathers. Stop by as we grab a drink and dance the night away to the top hits of 2017 along with some LGBT faves! It's not confirmed yet, but there will also probably be a Drag Show beginning at 11:30. There is a cover charge of $7 to enter. Drinks cost around $5-$15 depending on what you get.
Put on your hottest outfit, and we hope to see you there!
For Wo/Men Only XXL - Join your favorite GAAMC facilitators as we do something we rarely do – create Women’s Only and Men’s Only spaces and discussions. Join us for this rare opportunity to enjoy one another’s company, and perhaps speak of very particular matters.
- Monday, April 10, 2017 at 06:30 PM
- Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morristown, NJ
6:30 PM: Doors Open
7:00 PM: Open Talk, our weekly discussion group, will be led by Gordon this week.
8:15ish: Nick en Espanol III
Learn language with Nick! Nick’s Spanish Class at GAAMC provides a crash course in the basics of Spanish for fun, travel and better understanding. Nick teaches us to habla Castellano that’s so much fun you’ll forget you don’t know Spanish yet. He’ll include some gay slang, too.
This isn't Nick, but it's fun to watch:
Meet B. Proud and Edie Windsor as GAAMC visits Watchung Booksellers at 54 Fairfield Street, Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042, on Tuesday, Aprill 11th, at 7:00 PM, for a free lecture and book signing of "First Comes Love."
First Comes Love is a book of photographs and love stories that celebrates the lives and enduring relationships of LGBTQ couples from across the U.S. This is the story of our times! The brainchild of Philadelphia photographer Barbara Proud, the book is just one element of the First Comes Love Project, a traveling exhibition of photographs, love stories and video interviews documenting LGBTQ couples who have been together for 10, 20, 30, 40, and even 50+ years. First Comes Love seeks to change attitudes, open hearts, and propel the marriage equality movement simply by introducing and sharing the love stories of 65 real American long-term same-sex couples. By doing so, Proud hopes to educate those outside of the LGBTQ community, while celebrating those who are a part. “First Comes Love has it right,” says supporter Evan Wolfson, President of Freedom to Marry. “It’s the faces and stories of real people that open hearts and minds and pave the way to legal and social change.” “First Comes Love is more than a book of beautiful photography, it’s an essential document,” says HRC President, Chad Griffin. “It testifies to a moment in history that all of us made possible and none of us will ever forget—when our community left the closet for good, and equality finally became a mainstream American value." (Editorial review provided by Amazon.com)
Preview a sample of the book, offered by FirstComesLove.org, and hosted by FlipSnack.com by CLICKING HERE.
Watch the project trailer on FirstComesLove.org by CLICKING HERE.
- Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 08:00 AM
On or before this date, a voter desiring to change his or her party affiliation must file a Political Party Affiliation Declaration form in order to vote in the Primary Election. N.J.S.A. 19:23-45
Since September 11, 1972, the Gay Activist Alliance in Morris County has met at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship every Monday, and that tradition continues. Our standard format is that doors open at 6:30 PM, with our Open Talk and other discussion groups meeting from 7:00 until 8:00-8:15. We then have an intermission for refreshments, to chat with friends, or whatever floats your boat. Our main program begins at 8:30 and typically ends between 9:30 and 9:45.
We do not charge admission unless we are hosting a specific event that has an associated cost, such as our fundraising dinner "Pastabilities" in April, or our annual performance by the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. On these nights there is a fixed admission price of $10 per person.
Although we do not charge admission, we are wholly self-funded and we do have to pay for essentials such as rent, insurance, hosting this website, etc. To cover those costs we ask members to donate $5 at the front door each visit, and we ask that non-members donate $7 per visit. Of course, no one will be turned away for their inability or refusal to make a donation.
As information for this week's program gets confirmed, this event will be updated with more specific details.
- Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 06:00 PM
- Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morris Township, NJ
This is the regular monthly meeting of GAAMC's Board of Trustees, held on the third Thursday of each month. Members are invited to join us, however, we ask that you contact our President via email at President@GAAMC.org, so they may make accommodations for you.
6:30 PM: Doors Open on a FUNDRAISING NIGHT.
All guests will be charged $10 admission.
7:00 PM: OpenTalk: This week our "discussion or all" will be facilitated by Gordon
7:00 PM: 20-Somethings: If you're between the ages of 18 and 35, Nick invites you to hang out at the cool kids' table.
8:00 PM: PASTABILITIES – The Board makes a pasta supper of a variety you won’t forget – and you bring your sawbuck, your ten-spot and enjoy a beautiful meal that’s only exceeded by the spirit of your friends. This is a fundraiser, so let us know that you’ll be there and how many of your friends will join you so that we have enough food for everyone. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!
You may shorten everyone's time in the line at the front door by paying your admission in advance, online. Just bring the receipt you receive via email, and Allen will supply your name tag. Here is a handy, dandy link: Pastabilities Reservation
- Monday, May 01, 2017 at 06:30 PM
- Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morristown, NJ
Each year GAAMC hosts a special night we call Vote Your Issues, where we hear from candidates and others with experience in local politics. They help us identify which issues are most important, and how those candidates would address those issues.
2017's election is going to be extra significant for New Jersey residents. Our list of possible candidates for the office of governor already contains 14 names, with two more names expected by March 15. We are inviting all of them to come to GAAMC!
In addition to the race to elect a new governor, NJ will be electing their representatives in Legislative District 25, Congressional Districts 7 and 11, among others. These races are all vital to GAAMC's membership, friends, and relatives. Return to this page often for updated lists of candidates, and the status of their invitations or R.S.V.P.'s.