Dreamgirls to close after successful run
All good things, as the saying goes, must come to an end. So must the incredibly successful run of Mad Cow Theatre’s Dreamgirls, which opened last month and closes July 7. The local production, featuring local actors, has won critical acclaim and the audience seems to agree. Representatives of the theater say that sell-out shows have become common-place and that some fans even come back for a second showing. Watermark is the sponsor of the show and we introduced our readers to the cast and director in issue 20.13 last month. We feel like proud parents! Congratulations to the theater and its cast.

Plaintiff and simple
Equality Florida (EQFL) is looking for a few good plaintiffs. Looks like the organization is taking the first steps toward organizing a marriage equality lawsuit against the state of Florida. “When we launched Get Engaged, our campaign to change hearts and minds toward supporting the freedom to marry, we asked you to tell your story,” the request reads. “As we explore the very real potential of going to court to protect our families, we want to know if you are willing to tell your story not only to the public but also to the court.” The form for potential plaintiffs is pretty simple ““ name, partner’s name, contact info, location, whether you’re willing to talk about your story in court and a description of your family situation. Interested? You can find it at ImEngaged.org.

Caped Crusaders
This July 28, if you see a group of people in capes and masks biking frantically around downtown Orlando… do not be alarmed. They are here to help. The Super Joy Riders is an Urban ReThink Signature Series event where participants “dress as superheroes and ride en masse around the city as they check off their scavenger hunt-like list of Do Gooder Duties; collecting litter, helping senior citizens cross the road, returning shopping carts, basically performing small acts of kindness for an hour and a half of hilarity and love,” according to SuperJoyRiders.com. It all goes down the last Sunday of each month from 10 a.m. – noon, with July 28 as the inaugural event. Wanna be a hero? Register at SuperJoyRiders.com then meet at the eastern entrance of the Lake Eola Farmers’ Market in costume, ready to do some good.

A place for LGBT students to hang out at UCF: LGBT students at the University of Central Florida have a new place to hang out, study or find contacts and resources. UCF’s Pride Coalition has moved its Pride Commons to Ferrell Commons 171 on campus, across from the Marketplace. To celebrate, an Open House is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 8 with free food, music and “swag.” The mission of the Pride Coalition is to foster an inclusive campus for all students through programming related to gender and sexuality, focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning. For more information, call 407-823-1027 or email lgbtq@ucf.edu.

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