[act-ma] The Big Queer Rock Show 3/2 event listing

Cancer Killing Gemini cancerkillinggemini at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 05:54:48 PST 2012


Please consider posting about our charity event on 3/2 at TT The Bear's 
Place in Central Square. Press release follows.
Here is the facebook event: 

Thank you,
Eric Michael Cohen

What truly makes an experience memorable is the way that it brings 
people together. And bringing people together is exactly why the Boston 
Aliiance of Gay , Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth is teaming up 
with, No Gay Left Behind (NGLB), Boston-area musicians Cancer Killing 
Gemini, Full Body Anchor, Oilhead and Grygiel and PMW Creative Arts to 
present Big Queer Rock Show. We invite you to join us as we celebrate 
music and unity at TT the Bear’s in Central Square, Cambridge.

BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported organization that is committed to 
creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services 
for the LGBTQ community. Their programs include health counseling and 
risk assessment and reduction and are available in a safe, peer-run 
environment. Further, BAGLY connects its members to a variety of 
resources that are a source of strength and support for the youth that 
BAGLY helps.

Kurtlan Massarsky, BAGLY’s Director of Development says, “BAGLY is an 
organization with a solid and trusted history. As the longest-running 
LGBTQ youth-led organization in the nation, our social support events 
(including the nation’s 1st LGBTQ youth prom), leadership development 
programs and advocacy work are effective in empowering young people to 
become our Movement’s next leaders. Whether we are addressing anti-gay 
bullying/hate crimes or LGBTQ youth homelessness, our work is critical 
and under-funded. We are thrilled that these four groups have banded 
together for such an important cause. Plus, it’s just gonna rock.”

Eric Michael Cohen, lead singer of Cancer Killing Gemini knows just how 
valuable BAGLY is to the youth that it serves. Says Eric, “my younger 
sister came out when she was in high school. She was the only out 
lesbian in a high school of maybe 1500 students. FRAGLY (The Framingham 
Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth) gave her a community to belong to and 
a support system. When I started planning this event, I was ecstatic to 
learn that there were still AGLY chapters all across Massachusetts.”

Says Eric, “I believe that supporting an organization like BAGLY will 
positively influence other youths dealing with issues of sexuality. To 
this day, I am still proud that she had the courage to come out at such 
a young age.”

Additionally, BAGLY will be joined by No Gay Left Behind (NGLB), which 
aims to prevent LGBTQ suicide by advocating for the formation of Virtual 
Gay-Straight Alliances (VGSA) at schools across the United States. NGLB 
was co-founded by Jen Grygiel, who will be performing at Big Queer Rock 

Big Queer Rock Show is happening on Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at TT The 
Bear’s, located at 10 Brookline Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. Get there 
by taking the Red Line to Central Square. Tickets are $10 in advance, 
$12 at the door, and can be purchased at here!. All proceeds will 
benefit BAGLY. Visit Big Queer Rock Show’s Facebook page at 
http://bit.ly/xbs4JT and let us know that you’re coming.

Eric Michael Cohen

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