Queer Connect announces a series of events

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BENNINGTON — Queer Connect Inc., has announced a series of events, beginning with the continuation of its Pre-Pride Concert Benefit Series with a performance by Matt Edwards this Saturday at 6 p.m. via the group's Facebook page.

Although the group's planned week of traditional pride events has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the group will hold a kickoff panel exploring queer reproductive freedom on Friday, June 5, at 6 p.m. (Contact QC to register).

On the afternoon of Saturday, June 6, Queer Connect will hold a COVID-inspired Pride Car Caravan. Cars will be convening in Bennington, Rutland and Brattleboro at noon, and meet up in Manchester at 1 p.m. Routes will be announced at a later date. Get in touch with Queer Connect if you'd like a drive-by.

That evening, Saturday, June 6, Fab the Duo will perform live via the Queer Connect Facebook page.

Also coming for the month of June: Pride-A-Grams! Watch our Facebook page for options to purchase a special message and gift selection from you delivered by our Pride-A-Gram team right to the doorstep of the recipients of your choice.

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The group will also be highlighting its sponsors every day throughout the month of June, and there's still time to become a sponsor. Organizers encourage support of the many local sponsors who help us to make the group's work possible.

Find the group on our website https://queerconnectbennington.com and on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. Real connections. Real community.

Queer Connect Inc., a non- profit organization located in Bennington that specializes in connecting LGBTQIA+ people locally and abroad, as well as dedicating our time to increasing our visibility in the community and to building resources for local queer individuals and their families. Amidst the Covid pandemic, our organization is still running with all its might to provide you with numerous social activities to keep you proactive and networking.

These include an anonymous Q&A column called Dear Gabby (send Gabby your questions) a weekly Queer Youth Drop In Chat which meets via Zoom (middle and high school students welcome), game nights (again, meeting via Zoom), field placement internships for local college students, and the Lesbian Story Hour (every Thursday at 7 p.m. on Zoom, where you can hear authors from around the globe read from their books as well as readings from classic lesbian literature).

June is Pride Month!


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