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APRIL 2017 / ISSUE 15
Happy Spring!

Here are some events to help you get involved in creating a more sexually accepting culture. Enjoy!

Also, I just want to give a shout out to Karen Alicia, the Pleasure Pie contributor who made this issue of the newsletter almost single-handedly. Thank you Karen for being amazing!

Nicole Mazzeo
04/02: DOCUMENTARY: Free CeCe!
7 PM / MFA (Boston) / $11
A documentary about CeCe McDonald, a trans woman of color who was incarcerated after defending herself against an attacker, and is now an advocate for prison reform.

04/02: ROMANCE: The Art of Relationships
3 PM / Cambridge, MA / Free
Learn to identify your needs and desires, communicate effectively, and connect intimately with yourself and others in this mini workshop.

04/02: HEAL: More Than This
8 PM / Democracy Center (Cambridge) / Free
An evening of solidarity, healing and creative expression for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, and allies. Highly recommended!

04/04: LGBTQ: Transgender Support Group
6 PM / Fenway Health (Boston) / Free
A safe and supportive space for trans and gender expansive persons, 18+.

04/04: LGBTQ: Legal Issues For LGBT Families
6 PM / Fenway Health (Boston) / Free
Learn about legal issues that affect LGBT-headed families including co-parent adoption, known donor agreements, and more.

04/06: HEAL: Strength & Resilience: Survivors Speak
6 PM / Family Justice Center (Boston) / Free
A night of powerful stories from survivors of sexual violence, put on by the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

04/06: COMEDY: Naked Comedy Night
9:30 PM / Improv Boston / $12
Laughs and bodies!

04/07: FETISH: Boston Foot Fetish Party
9 PM / Boston / $60
A sexy party where you can worship, smell, massage, and tickle women's feet.

04/08: WALK: Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence 5K
9 AM /Boston, MA / Free
Run or walk through the beautiful Chestnut Hill Reservoir to support this important cause.

04/08: DOCUMENTARY: "Before Homosexuals" Screening
2 PM / Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) / $11
A wondrous tour of erotic history, poetry, and visual art about same-sex desire, from ancient times to Victorian crimes.

04/04: PRO-CHOICE: From Abortion Rights to Social Justice
2 PM / Amherst, MA / Suggested Donation $0 - 300
A conference about reproductive justice for lifelong activists and newly inspired justice-seekers alike.

04/09: ART: Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School
2:30 / Boston, MA / $8 - 10
Sexy figure drawing!

04/12: POC: Sister Circle: Activism & Self-Care
5 PM / HBGC Boston / Free
A discussion of activism and self-care for LGBTQ women of color.

04/13: CONSENT: Bystander Intervention Training
6 PM / Cambridge Public Library / Free
Learn how to safely challenge inappropriate sexual and violent behaviors at this workshop by the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

04/13: SPANK: Hit Me Baby One More Time: Crops, Paddles, Floggers and Impact Play for the Formerly Vanilla
6:30 PM / Good Vibrations in Brookline / Free
Learn about sweet spots, toy options, and other tips for flogging, paddling, spanking, slapping and more. 

04/13: COMEDY: Guys We F@#cked Podcast Recording
7:30 PM / Boston, MA / $15
A live taping of an anti slut-shaming podcast. BOGO tickets for undergrads.

04/14-16: FEMINISM: LadyFest Boston 2017
6 PM / YMCA Cambridge Theater / $15 - 35
A DIY, community-based festival that highlights artists that are underrepresented and active in vibrant arts and music spaces.

04/19: LGBTQ: Alternative Reproductive Options
6:30 PM / Fenway Health Boston / Free
Learn about donor egg and surrogacy for gay men, reciprocal IVF for lesbian couples, and fertility preservation & reproductive options for trans people.

04/19: TOYS: Toys For Two: The Ultimate Guide to Sex Toys for Partners
6:30 PM / Good Vibrations in Brookline / Free
Learn which sex toys are great for partner play, what materials are best when sharing toys, and how different shapes can work with different bodies.

04/19: RACE&GENDER: The Way Masculinity Affects Us As Men of Color
7 PM / HGBC Boston / Free
A discussion group for GBTQ men of color. This month's topic is masculinity.

04/20: HEAL: BARCC Self-Care Workshop
6 PM / Family Justice Center (Boston) / Free
A workshop for anti-sexual violence activists to celebrate the work we’ve done and think about how we can sustain ourselves for the future. En español and English.

04/20: CELEBRATE: Paint The Town (La) Red
6 PM / Boston, MA / $45 - 400
Celebrate survival with food, music, performances, and most importantly, the community at The Network/La Red's annual fundraising party to end partner abuse. Tickets must be pre-purchased.

04/20: TALK: Sex Positive Boston Discussion
7:45 PM / Jamaica Plain, MA / Free or Donation
Join Pleasure Pie's monthly discussion group for a thoughtful conversation on a sexuality-related topic! Topic TBA.

04/22: ABUSE: Break Through Silence presents The Healing Arts Caravan
11 AM - 2 PM / Fitchburg, MA / Free
A day of speakers and workshops about preventing and healing from child sexual abuse and sexual assault.

04/23: WALK: BARCC's Walk For Change 2017
8:30 AM / Brighton, MA / $30
Raise money to support the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center's incredibly important work. Join or donate to Pleasure Pie's team here!

04/24: VULVA: The Very Best of Friends: How the clitoris and the G-spot work together
6:30 PM / Good Vibrations in Brookline / Free
Learn about myths regarding G-spot stimulation, common psychological barriers that make G-spot stimulation difficult, and popular G-spot toys that pull double duty and work great for clitoral stimulation too!

04/24: ART: Sirlesque w/ Lucky Charming
7 PM / Somerville, MA / $8
Sexy figure drawing!

04/25: ABORTION: Chocolate Madness 2017
6:30 PM / Boston Center for the Arts / $50
Over 25 Boston restaurants will served bite-sized portions of their delicious chocolate desserts alongside samplings of local beer, wine, spirits, and cheese, all to raise funds in support of reproductive freedom.

04/27: PRO-CHOICE: Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund "Triathlon"
5:30 PM / Jamaica Plain, MA / Fundraiser
Eat pizza, sing karaoke, and raise money to fund abortions for people who aren't able to afford them.

04/27: LGBTQ: Pride & Passion 2017
6 PM / Boston, MA / Free
Support Greater Boston PFLAG and the life-saving and life-changing programs that they bring into middle and high schools, workplaces, health care settings and communities of faith across the state.

04/28: SEX ED: Curiosities: An Auction to Support the CSPH
6 PM / Pawtucket, RI / $15 - 30
An evening of libations, community, and an exciting live *and* silent auction to support the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health.
Outreach & Education Associate
@ The Network/La Red

Breast-Feeding WIC Peer Counselor
@ Lynn Community Health Center

Health Care Assistant
@ Planned Parenthood

Doula Supervisor
@ Prison Birth Project

HIV Counselor
@ Boston Health Care for the Homeless

Client Advocate
@ AIDS Action Committee

The Network/La Red is an anti-partner abuse organization based on an anti-oppression framework.
There are so many munches happening that they need their own calendar.
Find it 
Hydra Effect is looking for art from LGBTQIA artists for their 2017 exhibit.
There is a weekly newsletter of local LGBTQA events!
Find it 

Also, this bisexual event calendar!

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center offers free counseling for survivors of sexual assault.

The Network / La Red provides support for people experiencing relationship abuse.

Planned Parenthood's Sexual  Health Counseling & Referral hotline is 877-686- 5772, option #3.

Fenway Health offers free walk-in STI testing on Wednesdays from 4pm-7pm.

The Sexual Freedom Legal Defense and Education Fund helps people with alternative sexual lifestyles.


These are local events that aren't specifically related to sex or sexuality, but they look so great, we couldn't NOT recommend them to you.

04/03: INTERPERSONAL: Circling! (Relational Meditation)
6:44 PM / Somerville, MA / $20
Circling is an intimate social meditation practice that aims to surpass social norms and find deep connections between people.

04/05: IMMIGRATION: Immigrant's Day @ The State House
10 AM / Boston, MA / Free
Talk to your state legislators about how they can support the immigrant community in Massachusetts.

04/22: RACISM: "Water In The Basement" Play
7 PM / Jamaica Plain, MA / Free
The Theater Offensive's Out in Your Neighborhood: Stand Against Racism Event builds community among those who work for racial justice.
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