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Oxford Pride Committee

Rainbow crosswalk in Woodstock

“The Oxford County Pride Committee recognizes Community Futures Oxford for its financial
support through the Community Economic Development Program to install the Rainbow Crosswalk, which provides not for profits in Oxford County with grants that catalyse
economic activity in a number of priority areas. Funding was also received from The Rainbow Optimist Club.

So proud of the Oxford County Pride committee team! It has taken us 7 years but we did it! This would not be possible without our incredible community donations from Community Futures Oxford grant, and the Rainbow Optimist Club! Oxford County has its first official Rainbow crosswalk! #oxfordcountypride

Check it out downtown at Museum square.

It’s been an objective since we initiated the committee (seven years ago), but obviously we needed to build community support. Since day one, the objective has been to get more visibility for diversity and inclusion for the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

We applied a couple of years ago for a grant through Community Futures Oxford – a federally supported, not-for-profit community organization whose purpose is to support community economic development and small business growth through business loans or loan guarantees. Community Futures Oxford contributed $850 for the project, which was delayed several months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The local Rainbow Optimist Club also donated $500. The balance was covered by other donations from the community.

We’re very happy it’s finally come to fruition, people are driving by, and it’s bringing a smile to their face. We’re ecstatic given the last couple years, and some of the political discourse of the last few months, we wanted some symbolism in the community representing positivity and diversity. It’s perfect timing right now, and it sends a very clear message to community members of inclusion.”

The work was competed by Mobile Services Inc. out of London.

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Oxford County

Be You Apparel & Co

We are so excited to share our new Pride Line additions! But the most exciting thing that we have been waiting to share is about giving back. For the month of June, 25% of our pride sales are going to both Oxford County Pride and the PRISM Program for BBBS in Woodstock. After this month, we will be donating 15% of our pride sales to these organizations. We hope you love everything about this launch and are ready to rock the NEW pride white apparel!🌈🤍#newlaunch#pride#pridemonth#brightandwhite#loveislove#beyou#beproud#beyouapparelandco

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Oxford County

Movie Buffs Oxford: Pride

Movie Buffs Oxford All Locations
Tuesday, Jun. 29, 7:00 pm Movie lovers unite!

Grab some popcorn and watch one or more of the recommended movies from the library’s digital and physical collection then join in a fun monthly discussion sparked by the film. 

Watch some or all of the suggested movies then join us on a Zoom call to participate in a conversation. 

We meet the last Tuesday of each month.

June movies are available through Kanopy digital movie collection.  If you need assistance accessing Kanopy please contact your local branch.

June movies celebrate Pride month.

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Real Boy

An intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates sobriety, adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Frameline Film Festival.

“Poignant, raw, and incredibly heartfelt–a testament to the great filmmaking” – The Advocate

Eye on the Guy: Alan B Stone and the Age of Beefcake

Alan B. Stone: astute businessman, quiet suburbanite, and master of the homoerotic pin-up.

Eye on the Guy: Alan B. Stone & the Age of Beefcake explores the little-known world of Montreal’s physique photography scene, a distinct gay subculture that emerged in the ’50s and ’60s, through the life and work of one of its most creative figures. Operating under the social radar of post-war Canada, Stone produced thousands of images of men; from Montreal bodybuilders to Pacific coast fishermen, from rodeo cowboys to the construction workers who built Expo 67.

The Revival

This documentary chronicles the US tour of a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians, who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community among queer women of color. Their journey to strengthen their community is enriched by insightful interviews with leading Black feminist thinkers and historians.

As the group tours the country, the film reveals their aspirations and triumphs, as well as the unique identity challenges they face encompassing gender, race, and sexuality. This is a rarely seen look into a special sisterhood – one where marginalized voices are both heard and respected.

Official Selection at the Frameline Film Festival and at the Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival.

The Rift

In this Hitchcockian Thriller, when Gunnar receives a distraught phone call from his ex, he drives up to a secluded cabin to see him. He discovers that there’s more going on than he imagined. Someone is lurking outside and the two find that they are haunted by someone — or something.

Official Selection at Fantastic Fest. Winner of the Artistic Vision Award at L.A. Outfest. Winner of the Top Ten of the Year – Audience Award at the CinEuphoria Awards.

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Rainbow Sidewalk in Woodstock

“The Oxford County Pride Committee recognizes Community Futures Oxford for its financial support through the Community Economic Development Program towards the Rainbow Sidewalk, which provides not for profits in Oxford County with grants that catalyse economic activity in a number of priority areas.”

The Oxford County Pride committee is proud to announce we have worked hard advocating and fundraising to bring a rainbow cross to downtown Woodstock. This achievement would not have been possible wirhout the generous grant recieved by Community Futures Oxford and our many community partners. Unfortunately the project has been temporarily postponed due Covid 19 however we are hopeful to complete crosswalk as soon as it is safe to do so. UPDATE: We are hoping to have the sidewalk installed before June of 2021.

The Rainbow sidewalk will represent the diverse and supportive culture of Oxford County, while sending messages of support and inclusiveness and visibility to residents in Oxford County.

Thank you to the Community Futures Oxford, the BIA and Oxford County for your support!

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