South Dakota Senate passes transphobic bill

An unprecedented bill would require that people use the bathroom that corresponds to their sex assigned at birth. One republican senator David Omdahl said, “I’m sorry if you’re so twisted you don’t know who you are … I’m telling you right now, it’s about protecting the kids, and I don’t even understand where our society is these days.”

It is now the decision of the governor republican Dennis Daugaard, who can sign this into law. If you are from this state or know someone who is please send a letter to the governor. Thank you.

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Upcoming meetings

Today’s meeting is Valentine’s day crafts. We will help you fashion a gift or card for that special someone. We will also be having discussions and snacks. Anti-valentine’s day sentiment and singles welcome.

Next week’s meeting will be laser tag in Albany. For $15 you can run around and shoot your friends and meet new friends. If you need a ride or can provide a ride please fill out the carpool document below. Thank you!

Gayser Tag Carpool

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Spring 2016 meetings

Good news everyone!

RPA is back and badder than ever. We will be chilling with y’all Thursdays at 8PM in union room 3602. Our first meeting is a brain storming meeting where you can tell us everything you want to see from the club this semester. This will also be a good chance to catch up with your pals and maybe make some new friends. Hope to see you there!

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Welcome back!

Hello everyone!

RPA is back for the fall 2015 semester.

Our first meeting is on September 9th at  8pm in union room 3602. After that we will be having weekly meetings on Wednesdays at that location and time.

We will be at the activities fair so stop by to sign up for our mailing list or to grab some candy.

Our first meeting will be about introducing our freshmen to the community here and to brainstorm ideas for the coming semester. So come on by and let us know what you would like to see from this club.

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Gay Men’s Chorus

My name is Dr. Ryan Endris, and I am the newly appointed Music Director of the Albany Gay Men’s Chorus. As our mission, the Albany Gay Men’s Chorus seeks to entertain and enlighten by creating high quality vocal music in the rich and time-honored tradition of male choral singing. The Chorus strives to promote pride in and acceptance of the gay community and endeavors to build bridges by making positive contributions to the greater Capital Region.

The chorus, which rehearses weekly on Wednesdays from 6:45-8:45pm, is open to all gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight men. We are hoping that some of your members might be interested in joining this wonderful community of singers. Would you be willing to please share this email and attachment with your organization’s members?

Rehearsals begin Wednesday, August 26, and take place at First Lutheran Church (181 Western Ave.); however, we will accepting new members through the end of September. Prospective members simply should come to a rehearsal, where they will be greeted with open arms. Non-singing members (our “fifth section”) are also welcome as volunteers in a “behind-the-scenes” capacity. Anyone interested in joining is also welcome to contact me by email at rrendris@gmail.com.

I hope you will be able to partner with us in fulfilling our mission of promoting pride and acceptance of the LGBT community through excellence in music.

Sincerely,

R. Ryan Endris, D.Mus
Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Choral & Vocal Activities, Colgate University
Music Director, Albany Gay Men’s Chorus
www.ryanendris.comMusic Director Press Release

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Picnic Table

Interested in getting involved on campus and spreading your organization’s name throughout RPI? The Student Senate Facilities and Services Committee has been working on a project to bring more picnic tables to our campus! Thanks to joint funding through the RPI Administration and the Rensselaer Union Executive Board, we’ve acquired 15 new picnic tables ready to be assembled.

The Senate has decided to partner with student organizations to build these tables. Groups that participate will have their names engraved on a permanent plaque to be placed with the table in its final location on campus! This means that you and your club have the opportunity to assemble one of these tables, free of charge, and leave a permanent mark on campus.

The picnic tables will be at the ‘86 Field on May 13th, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Sign up, then stop by anytime on that date to build your table and make our campus a nicer place! Please contact me at hanm3@rpi.edu if you have any questions!

Thanks,
Michael Han

The Pride Alliance will be building a table and can use all of your help!

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Drag show

Our annual drag show is coming up on May first at 8pm in the west hall auditorium. It is always a fun time. The cost is $5 in advance or $10 at the door, to benefit the Damien center and those with AIDS. Check out the past shows on RPI TV.

http://www.rpitv.org/productions/857-rpa-charity-drag-show-fall-2014

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