BUTCH Voices Spring Newsletter

Call for proposals for the 2013 conference

  • Workshops: A workshop, panel, or discussion group.
  • Performance: A short spoken word or other performance piece.
  • Art: 1 to 3 pieces of artwork that can be displayed on easels.
  • Film: Please submit short films only, 30 mins and under.

The deadline for submitting to the 2013 National BUTCH Voices Conference in Oakland is June 1, 2013. Please submit your proposal or abstract here, or learn more about the submission requirements here. All submissions will receive a reply no later than July 15.




Keynote speakers announced!

We are pleased to announce this year’s keynote speakers are Jay Toole and Cherríe L. Moraga. Cherríe L. Moraga is playwright, poet, and essayist whose plays and publications have received national recognition, including a TCG Theatre Artist Residency Grant, the NEA’s Theatre Playwrights’ Fellowship, and two Fund for New American Plays Awards. Jay, a 65-year-old butch lesbian, is a Co-Founder and Shelter Director for Queers for Economic Justice, a progressive non-profit organization committed to promoting economic justice in a context of sexual and gender liberation. Learn more about them both, including full bios, here.



Upcoming Events in a city near you!

  • Seattle Beauty and the BUTCH Fundraiser THIS SATURDAY April 27  Butch revelry, hot performances and choose-your-own play party adventures.
  • ButchfestDallas May 2-5. A weekend-long celebration with fabulous entertainment, intimate conversations, sexy erotica, and incredible parties as the queer community comes together in appreciation of our guys.
  • Portland Community Conversation May 11 Community Conversations event co-sponsored by the Queer Club at Portland Community College – Cascade Campus.
  • Also mark your calendars for an exciting Toronto community conversation May 25, details TBA.
  • Follow BUTCH Voices on facebook or twitter for the latest updates.

Online registration is now open for the third biennial national conference August 15-18 in Oakland, CA. Take advantage of early bird rates before they expire June 3rd!

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