In the lead up to the 2017 National Conference, BUTCH Voices also has some events this Summer to help us raise funds and get the word out about our work. Check out some upcoming events below, and contact us with ideas for events near you!
Portland: A portion of the proceeds from the Portland Queer Comedy Festival will benefit BUTCH Voices. This four day festival (July 13th – 16th) is the first of its kind, and features a whole slew of amazing comics including Sandra Valls, Dana Goldberg, and Julie Goldman, along with local Portlander Jennifer Lanier. There will also be a 50/50 raffle at the Saturday night Julie Goldman and Friends event and the SMUT Portland event on Sunday night. Get your tickets!
Join us for Butch Stories & BUTCH Voices on July 22nd at Laurel Book Store in Oakland, CA.
Authors Sharon Bridgforth, Elana Dykewomon, and Carolyn Wysinger will read from their works, share stories and raffle off unique items as a fundraiser for BUTCH Voices. Get all of the details and tickets here!
Brunch with Benefits – July 29-30 in Portland!
Join us for Brunch with Benefits at Byways Cafe in Portland. Each weekend Byways donates a portion of their sales to a non-profit doing incredible work.
For the weekend of July 29-30th, Byways Cafe will be donating 10% of their cocktail sales to BUTCH Voices to support our 2017 National Conference in Oakland.
There will be drink specials, super tasty food specials, and random Byways giveaways to folks showing up to support BUTCH Voices! Be sure to say hi to Chef Collin, or co-owner Megan, and thank the folks at Byways for supporting #BV2017!
Butch BBQ – Oakland
(Butches, femmes, and folks of all genders welcome)
Tickets and more info.
What’s on your grill, handsome?
Saturday, August 5th from 3 pm to 9 pm
Rescheduled event from July.
A fun benefit BBQ and performance party at a local community member’s home in Oakland, CA (one block from West Oakland BART stop). Event address will be sent to all paid attendees after purchase of tickets. Proceeds goes to support the 2017 BUTCH Voices National Conference in Oakland.
Lotsa fun promised…summer butch swimwear fashion show…butch stories… photos… performances… a lo-rider car ‘n butch photo shoot…a kiddie pool ‘n lawn slide…and great food/wine/juices/
Cohosts: Monte Wilson & Tom (aka AC d’Adesky) – Join us!
Special Fall event:
BUTCH Voices Garden Party
Sunday, October 1st in Newberg, OR – join publisher Melanie Davis for a delicious pig roast & flower pairing and a beautiful afternoon in Oregon wine country. This unique experience includes a traditional dinner, appetizers, sangria, marijuana pairing, and 5d realness, with 100% of the proceeds going to BUTCH Voices. Get all of the details and tickets here!