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2018 Capital Pride Parade & Festival

2018 Capital Pride Parade & Festival

The Times Union: SEEN: 2018 Capital Pride Parade and Festival

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Registration Deadline May 31, 2019

Registration Deadline May 31, 2019

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Robert B. Eaton is an oil painter of dense and colorful abstract oil paintings which are often playful in nature. He has produced work in many mediums and hosts a regular figure drawing events at local venues as the proprietor of the Punk Rock Sketch and Sip.

Originally from Western Saratoga County, he studied Studio Painting at Skidmore and has a Masters Degree in English Literature from The College of Saint Rose. His work as a guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist has appeared on several album-length releases, and he has played shows regionally and as part of touring acts. Robert has also DJed local events and appeared on stage as a stage actor and in local film productions. Under the direction of Malik Huggins, the New York State Council of the Arts awarded a grant to the Learn to Draw Class where Robert was a teaching assistant at that time. Robert also spearheaded an art therapy program at CDPC with help and a grant from OMH. His work has been shown by The Albany Barn, Albany Center Galleries, among others.

Robert lives in Albany, NY.
on the web elevenimages.wordpress.com

 


 


In light of the recently leaked memo from the Trump Administration, our trans community is once again in the crosshairs of the GOP’s divisive agenda. According to Chase Strangio, staff attorney at the ACLU, “This is part of the Trump administration’s widespread effort to attack trans rights. And in this case, it’s a memo that was written months ago that is part of an effort to restrict the federal civil rights laws so that trans people aren’t protected. Now, it’s being touted as this effort to erase trans people, and I think that’s certainly what many in the administration would like to do. That’s what we saw with the military ban. That’s what we saw with the memo with respect to prisons. But the reality is that the executive branch of government cannot single-handedly change the law. So this is an effort to narrow federal civil rights protections, but federal civil rights protections are still written by Congress, existing in federal law and interpreted by the court. So this is certainly not the final word on anything, but it is part of a widespread attack on the trans community that we’ve seen across the administration.”

Contact federal representatives and demand that they do not allow this to happen.
Here are some important numbers to share:
Congressman Paul D. Tonko: Phone (518) 465-0700 – Albany | Phone:(202) 225-5076 – DC
If Tonko is not your Congressperson, please visit whoismyrepresentative.com/state/view/NYU.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: Phone (518) 431-0120 – Albany | Phone (202) 224-4451 – DC
Senator Chuck Schumer: Phone: (202) 224-6542
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Toll-Free Call Center: 1-877-696-6775As a reminder, the Pride Center of the Capital Region offers free counseling services. The Trans Pride Group meets here at 332 Hudson Ave. every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, and In Our Own Voices meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month.