Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Community Event: SWOON, by PFLAG

Thanks to PFLAG-Cincinnati for the heads up on this one. You'll note it on the Community Events list on your right.

From their press release:
The Cincinnati Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is presenting the local band SWOON as a fundraiser for their scholarship program. The program provides scholarships for gay and straight-ally students who strive to make the world a better place for gay and lesbian people through support, education, and advocacy.

SWOON will perform on Saturday March 28th from 7 to 10 pm at Below Zero Lounge, 1122 Walnut Street in Cincinnati, 45202. Tickets are $25 for a single and $45 for couples. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets also entitle everyone to a chance to win one of several prizes. A cash bar will be available, promising an enjoyable evening of great music, food and prizes for a great cause.

Swoon members Liz and David Archer love to share their original music and see their audiences having a blast. The band began in England in 1991 and now includes an American member, Gillian Oakenfull. Both Liz and Gill have sung with MUSE. Don’t miss them!

Tickets can be purchased by sending a check payable to PFLAG Cincinnati, P.O. Box 19634, Cincinnati OH 45219-0634. Queries should be directed to Suzanne at 513-240-1193 or emailed to info@pflagcinci.org.
I'm a recipient of this scholarship -- I would not be in school right now if it weren't for this scholarship (whether that's a good thing or bad thing, well, my circadian rhythms will, one day, reset themselves, right? right? please?). In years past, you can almost look at the winners as a Who's Who of Young Gay Cincinnati. Seriously.

I have no idea who the band is, though, so I can't speak to that, and I can't find them on YouTube, otherwise I'd give you a preview.

But, seriously, PFLAG is one of the few organizations in town that has stuck to their purpose with such wonderful and amazing abandon. I've been to their meetings, and I want to hug everyone who walks into those doors. I remember the first tiem I attended, there was a new set of parents there... I don't know why they stuck with me, except I remember them hanging around and generally looking uncomfortable, but not being left alone for all the other parents who took the opportunity to introduce themselves.

I may actually attend this event :-). I know I responded on Facebook in the positive.

Besides, you cannot be in this city and not know the amazing Lynne Lefebvre. I mean, spunky British lady... seriously. I would marry her son, whom I've never met, just to have her as my mother-in-law.

1 comment:

Michael Chanak said...

Praise Lynne for she is grand!