As fall approaches and the seasons began to change, many changes are taking place within the Greater Dayton LGBT Center. Upon your next visit to the center you will find all new flooring and lighting to finish off our new look. We are installing all new cost efficient LED lighting fixtures all throughtout the center. The brighter intensity means better lighting using fewer fixtures and less expense to operate. No longer will you see the dirty old brown carpeting. Instead you will see a rich vinyl flooring that resembles wood flooring and new carpeting that complements the new wall colors and all these changes are just in time for some great up-coming events.
Our first event is a seminar: “Introduction To Banking & Finance.” We have partnered with PNC Bank to bring this informative seminar and workshop to you. So whether you are new to banking and finance or a seasoned account holder this seminar is for you. You will learn how to get the most out of your banking options. So join us September 26 at 7 pm at the Center.
On September 29 is our Fall Community Dinner where doors will open at 5 pm with dinner served at 6 pm. The Center along with our partners will provide the Lasagna as a main dish, please bring a side dish to share. Come for some great food and conversation as we talk about the exciting things happening at our Center and in our community.
October 11th is “National Coming Out Day” and the Center’s “Grand Opening”! Join us at 6 pm for the Grand Opening of our LGBTQ Center as our Center comes out of construction just in time for National Coming Out Day. Join us as we share coming out stories from all era’s and receive a history lesson in the stories themselves. Some came out when it was still illegal to be gay in Ohio while some enjoy walking openly in the streets today while holding hands. Grasp a glimpse of the struggles that got us to this point today and the work still ahead. For our grand opening you will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and a wonderful art show curated by local artist Chris “Red” Newman.
October 12th is the opening night to the Annual LGBT Film Festival at the Neon Theatre which features a entire weekend of wonderful and intriguing LGBT films. Attendees of the Opening Night Film are invited to the OPENING NIGHT PARTY at the Greater Dayton LGBT Center. They will enjoy a complimentary cocktail and delicious appetizers to kick off this year’s fest! (opening night party sponsored by Lisa Hanauer & Sue Spiegel.) The Greater Dayton LGBT Center is pleased to once again sponsor the centerpiece of the Film Festival with the screening of “Wild Nights With Emily.” From writer and director Madeleine Olnek comes a comical look at the life of Emily Dickinson starring the incomparable Molly Shannon as the literary icon. This quirky and irreverent film runs counter to the notion that Dickinson was a lonely spinster. Instead, we get a brighter picture of a more spirited woman who was forced to hide her love affair.
So mark your calendars now for some exciting changes happening at your Greater Dayton LGBT Center!