Thursday, April 16, 2009

Prom Stories + GLSEN's Safe Prom for All

Every year, around this time, America's high school students start turning their thoughts to one thing: prom.

Prom is a legendary night of gowns, tuxedos, photographs, limousines, coursages, spiked punch, romance, late-night hotel parties, and figuring out where in the world you are when you wake up the next morning. (If you don't believe me, check out Brian Sloan's A Really Nice Prom Mess.)

At least, that's what I've heard. I never went to prom, but I sure did hear lots of stories about it. Some may have been real, some may have been imagined, but it was all fascinating.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

CLP Teen Anime Club: Solty Rei: Volume 1 & Special Team Trivia!

Pocky, anime, and great friends await at the CLP Teen Anime Club! The first Saturday of every month, we show a new anime, possibly have an activity, and raffle off free DVDs at the end! What could be better? If you came!

Next meeting: Saturday, May 2nd @ 3:00 PM

Anime Club Team Quiz!

You and two other anime fans will be asked to put on your trivia hats and wrack your brains around the tough competition that will be had at this month's Anime Club Team Quiz! Compete for prizes!

Solty Rei: Volume 1

Genre: Action, Drama
Creator: Kentaro Yabuki
Director: Yoshimasa Hiraike
(Kaleido Star, Saishuu Heiki Kanojo, Vandread)
Producers: Gen Fukunaga
ADR Director: Christopher R. Sabat
Voice Actors: Carrie Savage as Solty Revant
Christopher R. Sabat as Roy Revant

What it's about:

Salvation lies in the heart of the broken.

Roy Revant is living the hard life of a bounty hunter in a broken city, a city where thousands have died in a mysterious event called the Blast Fall. Those who survived share the sting of loss. Countless Resembles walk the streets, people whose mangled bodies have been rebuilt with high-tech prosthetic devices. Yet there are those that even science cannot mend. Roy needs a miracle to escape his rut… and one night she falls from the sky. Like countless others Solty is a Resemble, but one unlike the world has ever known. A young girl without a past, soon she will have a family. But in this world, pain and alienation are never too far away.

For more about the characters and the show, go to

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Monday, April 06, 2009

GLSEN's Break the Silence Party

You’ve been silent all day.
Now it’s time to live out loud!
End your Day of Silence by speaking up and
sharing your story with us at GLSEN Pittsburgh’s annual
Break the Silence Party.

Friday April 17 2009 – National Day of Silence

• Meet new people,
• enjoy free food, and
• bring your ipod and we’ll play your favorite tunes!

April 17th from 3:00 to 6:30
Planned Parenthood Center
933 Liberty Ave Suite 200
Right in the middle of downtown Pittsburgh.
Two blocks up from the Wood St station.
Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

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