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The Rainbow Connection: November 23–29

WHAT: Mpowerment Meeting

WHERE: Green Street Center
              24 E. Green St., Suite 14

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Mpowerment is a local social and HIV prevention group for young gay/bisexual men. Meetings are open to all young gay and bisexual men interested in becoming involved.

For more information, please contact Carrie Keenan.

WHAT: eQuality C-U Meeting

WHERE: Rainbow Coffeehouse at Green and Goodwin

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 7:00–8:00 p.m.

eQuality C-U is an LGBTQ activist group for students and community members. If you’re interested in helping in the struggle for LGBT liberation and equal rights for all, then this is a group for you!

For more information, please contact: John Kenealy.

WHAT: Boys Night Out

WHERE: Boltini Lounge

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 9:00 p.m.

Every Wednesday is Boys Night Out at Boltini Lounge.

**Juke Box DJ (1.00 donation for your favorite song goes to Eastern Illinois Food Bank)**

DJ Randall Ellison at the decks. FREE candy and condoms! $4.00 X-Boyfriend & Well Hung martinis; $9 carafe Long Island Iced Tea; $1.50 Miller High Life bottles; $5.00 Classic & Baby Mama Bellinis; and half price food specials (4:00–6:30 p.m. only).

WHAT: Quench! What’s Up Doc? LGBT Healthcare

WHERE: Illini Union (Room 314A)

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 29, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Waldyke, McKinley Health Center

WHAT: The Red Party — a GCAP Fundraiser

WHERE: Emerald City Lounge

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 29, 6:00–10:00 p.m.

Come to Emerald City Lounge for a Private Party Fundraiser for the Greater Community Aids Foundation (GCAP). The benefit is in commemoration of World AIDS Day, December 01.

  • Enjoy free appetizers courtesy of Cameron’s Catering.
  • Musical guests The Diva and the Dude, and others.

$10 donation at the door, $5 if dressed in Red

**100% of the donations will be donated to GCAP**

This event requires an emailed RSVP (Facebook doesn’t count) by November 24th. Or call: 217-398-8661.

WHAT: Play it UP

WHERE: Independent Media Center (Suite 203)

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 29, 7:00–8:00 p.m.

Play it UP is a social committee that meets monthly to plan LGBTQA youth events.

For more information, please contact the UP Center.



The University of Illinois LGBT Resource Center will close Tuesday afternoon, Nov 23 for Fall Break. The Center will reopen on Monday, Nov. 29.



Disclaimer: I won’t pretend that this is a comprehensive list of all LGBTQ events in our community. Please always feel free to email me or post other events/updates/corrections in the comments. This is your column.

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