Gunner (gendercrash) wrote in jamaicaplain,

Neighborhood this weekend and Gender Crash next week!

Saturday November 8, 2008
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Queer/Trans Dance Party
$pread Magazine Fundraiser

@ The Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St., Jamaica Plain, 9p-2a Dancing
all night! 21+
$7 at the door ($2.00 will be donated directly to $pread)
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The Neighborhood welcomes $pread Magazine
Come out and support a great cause, $pread Magazine, by shaking your
money maker on the dance floor. $pread Magazine believes that all sex
workers have a right to self-determination; to choose how we make a
living and what we do with our bodies. $pread Magazine aims to build
community and destigmatize sex work by providing a forum for the
diverse voices of individuals working in the sex industry. T-shirts,
current, and back issues of $pread magazine will be for sale.


This is a space for all queer and trans folks... we like mixed up
spaces and so should you! Always LGBT people of color, femme, butch,
gender variant, fairy, leather, Bear, and CD friendly

A queer/trans dance night produced by Chubrub Productions and XGender

Thursday November 13, 2008
Gender Crash Open Mic
For poets/spoken wordsters/literary geeks/journal
writers/queers/transgender/gender queers
Feature Mel Petrosky

Doors open at 7p show at 7:30pm at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45
Danforth St, Jamaica Plain, Orange line, Stonybrook stop, all ages, $5
- 10 at the door sliding scale, open to everyone, more info? or 617-983-0219

Mel Petrosky is an eclectic individual who has dreamed of being a
writer since age fourteen. Mel first hit the poetry scene back in 2000
appearing at The Amazon Slam in Cambridge, but now is a regular at
Gender Crash and Got Poetry Live in Providence, RI. Mel's poetry has
been published four times and some is available at You can also find Mel's column "News
Muse" and other articles monthly in Rhode Island's Options Magazine or
at Mel's poetry has expansive scope, ranging from
haiku, to simple word sketches, to detail laden confessional style
pieces. Mel is known for drawing raw, honest, intricate portraits of
life, both from personal and outside experiences. Familiar topics of
inspiration are love, sex, gender, addiction, loss, mortality, nature
and Paris. Mel's first chapbook is in the works and will have a
limited edition printing including Mel's photography. In addition to
being a photographer and poet, Mel is an attorney in Massachusetts
specializing in low-come and underrepresented groups. Mel is currently
developing a practice that focuses on serving the low and middle
income queer, trans, and elder communities. Mel strives to infuse all
artistic endeavors with a potpourri of life experiences, as well as a
unique and eclectic perspective. Ultimately, Mel hopes the work
reflects the paradoxically inherent variety, simplicity, complexity
and beauty of daily existence.

For the open mic portion bring your poetry, spoken word, slam style
poems, essays, acoustic music, performance, singing, drag, or dance,
because are all welcome. Where you can be a Rock Star!
for at least 3 minutes! Only 4 more Gender Crash open mics!
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