ABOUT OUR PREVIOUS CHOSEN CHARITIES
November 11-12, 2016 and May 5-6-7, 2016 and November 13th-15th, 2015 performances benefit
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH (MCC)
Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Portland is part of a progressive, inclusive worldwide movement of more than 222 churches in 37 countries around the world.MCC is a Christian congregation that affirms those who seek God in a variety of ways. They encourage spiritual growth through worship, prayer, learning and service. Though their individual theological beliefs differ widely, their mutual commitment to love, justice and spiritual living gives them a unifying bond. They are a people who have grown up in a variety of religious traditions, or no religious tradition. They have experienced spiritual life in this community and invite others to join them as they grow together, contribute to each other's spiritual journeys, and offer their time and talents to serve their community. MCC is committed to being a vital, relevant and public voice for the full inclusion of all people, with special outreach to gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight and transgendered people in the rights and benefits of our city, state and nation as well as the Church. Combining their faith with action, MCC supports and upholds other organizations that seek justice for all people.
November 13, 2016 and May 15, 2016 performances benefit
Rahab's Sisters of Portland offers "Radical Hospitality" to vulnerable and exploited women in the Portland Metro area, especially those that have been impacted by the sex industry, domestic violence, poverty, substance abuse, and homelessness. Their vision is to live in the city of Portland where all women are safe from physical and sexual exploitation. They are an all-volunteer non profit 501c3 with no paid staff .
May 15th-17th, 2015 and April 6th, 2014 performances benefitted
PRIDE OF THE ROSE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
AUDRIA M EDWARDS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Pride of the Rose Scholarship, founded in 1979 by Rose Emperor 5 Frank Schreckenberger and
Rose Empress 21 Allison Grey (Curtis Meyers) of the Imperial Sovereign Rose Court is administered through Equity Foundation.
Scholarships are available to members of the LGBT communities and their children who reside in the prescribed Oregon and Washington areas.
Scholarships awarded to over 268 individuals during the past 35 years now exceeds $435,000.
The Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund was established by her children, Woody Johnson (aka Lady Elaine Peacock) and Misty Waters in 1987.
The fund is administered by Peacock Productions, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, funded by donations, the proceeds of variety shows,
and community fundraisers. Individuals are eligible for scholarships if they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender or have a LGBT parent
and live within the prescribed Oregon and Washington areas.
May 15th-17th, 2015 and April 13th, 2014 and January 29, 2011 performances benefitted
OUR HOUSE OF PORTLAND
Our House, located in Portland, Oregon, is a 24-hour residential care facility for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Established in 1988, Our House is the only facility of its kind in Oregon and SW Washington.
Esther's Pantry was founded in 1985 to provide financially challenged individuals living with HIV/AIDS access to food and personal care items.
The pantry was named in memory of Chester "Esther" Brinker, one of the first people in Portland to die of complications from AIDS.
January 22nd, 2011 performances benefitted
Pride Northwest is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization whose main objective is to organize the Portland Pride Celebration every year. It is an all-volunteer board that strives to create a diverse and accessible event. The mission of Pride Northwest, Inc. is to encourage and celebrate the positive diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans communities, and to assist in the education of all people through the development of activities that showcase the history, accomplishments, and talents of these communities. Pride Northwest is made up of a dynamic group of individuals from many different backgrounds who are dedicated to providing a venue for the queer community to gather and celebrate.
January 15th, 2011 performances benefitted
AIDS LIFE CYCLE
AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Every year, this landmark ride through beautiful California delivers a life-changing experience for thousands of participants from all backgrounds and fitness levels united by a common desire to do something heroic. Whether you're considering your first ride or are a seasoned veteran, we want you with us on AIDS/LifeCycle 11.
BROADWAY BEARS are:
Andy Mangels - Darin MacLeod - Donnie Vecchione - Michael Sanchez
with Special Guests:
Zora Phoenix, Karen Maria Capo, Kate Faye Cummings, Bobby Jackson, and JD Liggins
A Naughty Uncensored Concert
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY BEARS: BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT!
Logo by Steven Barker. Photography by Andres Alcala and Andy Mangels. Event and Website produced by Andy Mangels.