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Last Week to Join Historic 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Cruise

Before February 8th, you can join our wonderful invited guests, including Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer,  Andrea Meyerson, Cheryl Furjanic, Evan Young, Steven F. Dansky, Allen Young, Charlotte Bunch, Michela Griffo, John Knoebel, and many others!

Meet the amazing Andrea Meyerson, (screening of her latest film, GETTING STARTED), karaoke star and director Cheryl Furjanic as she screens her work in progress,THE MONUMENT, National President of The Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA), Evan Youngas he speaks out on the transgender military ban, and other wonderful guests, such as Steven F. Danskyactivistwriter, and photographer for more than fifty years, now a documentary filmmaker, who journeyed from coast-to-coast through rural communities to urban epicenters and across the globe via Skype to BangkokBuenos Aires, and Melbourne, to capture the oral history from the founders of the modern LGBTQ movement. To learn more about Steven F. Dansky and what he will be sharing on Pride of the Ocean, click here.

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Steven Dansky

These pioneers formulated daring politics with insights about human existence, trans and gender identity and sexual orientation that inspired generations of post-Stonewall Rebellion activists, change-agents,  academicshistoriansartistsfilmmakers and writersStonewall Means Fight Back.  And that is what our invited panelists did at the time of Stonewall.  History was being made. Allen Young (activist/author)  brings together an amazing group of Stonewall Era Pioneers on board Pride of the Ocean  to recount how they were part of an young and energetic Gay and Lesbian rights movement that changed forever the landscape of sexual politics and the world.  The present LGBT movement is stronger today because of this important early work by pioneers. Meet our panelists below, Allen Young, Charlotte Bunch, Michela Griffo, & John Knoebel. To learn more about our panelists and their biographies, click here. Click on each panelist to learn about available discounts.

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Join Pride of the Ocean’s Stonewall 50 cruise to learn and celebrate how our Stonewall Pioneers fought for and won the LGBT rights that we have today (but that we are constantly in danger of losing), and how you can help to safeguard those rights for future generations by remembering and using the lessons learned from the past on this 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

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LAST CHANCE PROMOTIONS

Please call Geisha… she’d love to hear from you and make you an offer you can’t refuse. She is waiting by the phone to take your order for a lovely cabin on the beautiful Norwegian Dawn. Only a small deposit is required to make your reservation for lobster, whale watching, and bird watching.

The Pride of the Ocean 2019 “50th Anniversary of Stonewall” cruise is now on sale, but only until February 8th!  Sailing with Norwegian Cruise Lines onboard the Norwegian Dawn  from June 8 – June 15, 20198‐day, 7-night we set sail from New York to Canada & New England.

Below please find the corresponding booking form with all the details, which is also available online at www.prideoftheocean.com. If you’d prefer a more personal touch, our cruise associate Geisha Cumberbatch would be happy to talk with you on the phone to find you the perfect cabin for this important Pride of the Ocean cruise, where booking your cabin can even benefit one of our invited non-profits with a $100 donation. Click on one of the non-profit links or images below to learn more.

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Geisha Cumberbatch

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4701 Willard Ave.  Suite 221

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Getting Started with Andrea Meyerson

Pride of the Ocean is so honored to be screening GETTING STARTED, the  latest dramatic film from the award-winning documentary filmmaker Andrea Meyerson, who also founded Women on a Roll, a lesbian travel group and longtime partner and friend of Pride of the Ocean.

While Andrea has won awards in festivals ranging from Long Beach, California to Tampa Bay Florida, to even Quito, Ecuador. But it was on Pride of the Ocean that Andrea won the Body of Work Award, pictured at left with Susi Walsh and John Scagliotti on either side.
Women on a Roll members can receive a $100 discount when they book their cabin for our 50th Anniversary of Stonewall cruise June 8-15, 2019, and in appreciation of our veterans, a $150 discount for members who have served in the military by entering … [click to read full story]

You may remember Dreya Weber in GETTING STARTED from her award-winning role in A MARINE STORY, where she played a Marine officer serving in silence.

 

Trailer – A Marine Story

The 1995 film, “Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story“, starring Glenn Close and Judy Davis, based upon Colonel Cammermeyer’s autobiography of the same name. The film tells the story of her legally overturning her honorable discharge for being a lesbian, and serving as one of the few openly gay or lesbian people in the U.S. military while the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy was in effect, until her retirement in 1997.

 

Trailer – Serving in Silence

With Andrea Meyerson’s help, we are thrilled to announce that Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer, famous for serving in the National Guard and successfully challenging the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy in the United States, will be joining our cruise celebrating LGBT Military Veterans and Veterans of the Stonewall Revolution June 8 – 15, 2019.

Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer (Retired)

Women on a Roll and Pride of the Ocean will be honoring Colonel Cammermeyer for her extraordinary service to the United States of America and her service to the LGBT community at a special cocktail party for our guests, which you are cordially invited to!

“We are your daughters, your sisters, your sons, your nurses, your mechanics, your athletes, your police, your politicians, your fathers, your doctors, your soldiers, your mothers. We live with you, care for you, help you, protect you, teach you, love you, and need you. All we ask is that you let us. We are no different. We want to serve, like you. Need love, like you. Feel pain, like you. And we deserve justice, like you.”
– Margarethe Cammermeyer

In light of today being International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019, did you know that according to the Contact Hypothesis Theory, the more times a viewer sees/interacts with a minority in film (preferably in varied depictions), the less prejudice they will have towards that group? It is more important than ever to embrace this theory and continue to resist.

To learn more about how you can meet Colonel Cammermeyer in person and personally thank her for her years of service to our country and the LGBT community, please click on the button below to learn more about our upcoming 50th Anniversary of Stonewall cruise.

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Cheryl Furjanic Explains Why You Should Be The First To See “The Monument”

Were you lucky enough to see Back on Board: Greg Louganis before it was finished and screened on HBO? Pride of the Ocean passengers certainly were! Pride of the Ocean is thrilled to welcome back Cheryl Furjanic, who workshopped a rough cut of Back on Board when it was still in production, and will be giving us the rare opportunity to preview her latest work in progress, The Monument.

 

 

Cheryl Furjanic with Gay Liberation Statues at The Stonewall National Monument
In the summer of 1969, a group of young people — LGBTQ+ street kids, trans folks, gender non-conforming youth, drag queens, and allies — fought back against a police raid of a popular NYC gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. This Stonewall uprisingbecame the match that ignited the still fragile gay rights movement. In the years that followed, the LGBTQ community would gather together near Stonewall in times of celebration, mourning, and protest. In 2016, the area surrounding Stonewall was designated a National Monument. From police riots to park rangers — The Monument explores the living legacy of Stonewall and ways in which this small corner of New York City has become a hallowed ground and sacred space for LGBTQ folks across the world.

 

 

Cheryl Furjanic on Pride of the Ocean
Introducing a Rough Cut Screening of Back on Board: Greg Louganis
Cheryl first joined Pride of the Ocean with her film Sync or Swim, a splashy look at a marginal sport: U.S.A.’s top synchronized swimmers endure rigorous training and overcome unthinkable obstacles to compete for Olympic glory. Cheryl also showed everyone how it’s done with a now famous Busby Berkeley style showpiece performed in the swimming pool of the Norwegian Dawn. Seeing is believing. Click below to view!

 

 

Cheryl Furjanic Leading Pride of the Ocean’s Synchronized Swimming Team
If you’d like to meet Cheryl Furjanic, see her latest work in progress before the public does, and become a member of the Pride of the Ocean Synchronized Swimming Team while visiting New York, Halifax, The Bay of Fundy, Bar Harbor, Portland, and Newport aboard the Norwegian Dawn, click here or on the button below to learn more. Save $100 on your cabin by using the code CHERYL2019
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President of Transgender American Veterans Association to address Trump’s Ban on Pride of the Ocean

As we prepare to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement, we must recognize that the LGBT community continues to be attacked.  On Pride of the Ocean, we will honor those Stonewall Era Veterans who 50 years ago led the way for the fight for LGBT civil rights.  But we recognize that more has to be done, especially in this era of right wing attacks on the community.  Recently, President Trump banned Transgender Americans from the military.  Will that actually happen?  That is why Pride of the Ocean is honored to have on board to speak about the ban (and any repercussions from the planned Supreme Court rulings concerning the ban), Evan Young (Major, retired) of the Transgender American Veterans Association.  What is this ban about and what can we do to help reverse these attacks and damage being done on Transgender Military Service personnel?

 

Major (Ret.) Evan Young
National President
Transgender American Veterans Association
Major (Ret.) Evan Young is a retired Army officer and National President of The Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA). A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, he is a graduate of Northwestern State University of Louisiana with a Bachelors Degree in English. He also earned a Masters Degree in Management Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University and has a graduate business certificate from the University of Michigan-Flint. Major Young is the former President of the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition (ArTEC), http://www.artranscoalition.org.

 

On Pride of the Ocean, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots,we will also honor those who have fought for the country and the LGBT community.  On board the Norwegian Dawn, on our way from New York to Halifax Canada, we will be  presenting  a special tribute along with our partner Women on a Roll for Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer (Ret.).   We are inviting  LGBT veterans to join us in this tribute.  We will have a special discount for any Veteran who wants to join us on Pride of the Ocean’s Stonewall 50 cruise this coming Gay Pride month June 8th to 15th sailing from New York City.   (Veterans receive $150 off your cruise package!!). Click here to learn more.

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The Stonewall 50 Cruise Welcomes Aboard Outspoken: Oral History from LGBTQ Pioneers

 

Joining Pride of the Ocean’s Stonewall 50 cruise  is Steven F. Dansky, activist, writer, and photographer for more than fifty years, now a documentary filmmaker, who journeyed from coast-to-coast through rural communities to urban epicenters and across the globe via Skype to Bangkok, Buenos Aires, and Melbourne, to capture the oral history from the founders of the modern LGBTQ movement.

 

Steven F. Dansky

Inspired from Outspoken: Oral History of LGBTQ Pioneers, the documentary film ‘From Trauma to Activism‘ unpacks LGBTQ history with narratives from audacious pathfinders and gay liberationists; dykes and lesbian separatists; and radical fairies and queens. The documentary features three veterans of the Stonewall Rebellion, Danny Garvin, Jerry Hoose, and Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt. Also, three veterans of the U.S. military: transgender activists Blue Montana and Frankie Perez; and LGBT activist and Nevada State Senator, Pat Spearman.

These pioneers formulated daring politics with insights about human existence, trans and gender identity and sexual orientation that inspired generations of post-Stonewall Rebellion activists, change-agents,  academicshistoriansartists, filmmakers and writers.

 

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Many Outspoken narratives contain contemplative views about the future for LGBTQ people. Advances toward basic human rights have taken place, such as marriage equality in a handful of states, but these are very recent victories. It was only in 2003 that the U.S. Supreme Court overturned anti-sodomy laws. Globally, the fate of LGBTQ people is more dubious with recent anti-homosexual legislation enacted in countries on several continents, often exported from the U.S. by homophobic evangelical Christian churches.

Join Pride of the Ocean’s Stonewall 50 cruise to learn and celebrate how our Stonewall Pioneers fought for and won the LGBT rights that we have today and how you can help to safeguard those rights for future generations by remembering the lessons learned from the past on this 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

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A Veteran’s Day Welcome to Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer!


Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer

to be

Honored Guest on Pride of the Ocean

 

Pride of the Ocean has a longtime partnership with Women on a Roll and Andrea Meyerson. With Andrea’s help, we are thrilled to announce that Colonel Margarethe 
Cammermeyer, famous for serving in the National Guard and successfully challenging the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy in the United States, will be joining our cruise celebrating LGBT Military Veterans and Veterans of the Stonewall Revolution June 8 – 15, 2019. Pride of the Ocean and Women

on a Roll will be honoring Colonel Cammermeyer for her extraordinary service to the United States of America and her service to the LGBT community at a special cocktail party for our guests, which you are cordially invited to!

Colonel Cammermeyer’s story of her legally overturning her honorable discharge for being a lesbian, and serving as one of the few openly gay or lesbian people in the U.S. military while the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy was in effect, until her retirement in 1997 was told in the 1995 film, “Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story“, starring Glenn Close and Judy Davis, based upon Colonel Cammermeyer’s autobiography of the same name.

 

Trailer

“We are your daughters, your sisters, your sons, your nurses, your mechanics, your athletes, your police, your politicians, your fathers, your doctors, your soldiers, your mothers. We live with you, care for you, help you, protect you, teach you, love you, and need you. All we ask is that you let us. We are no different. We want to serve, like you. Need love, like you. Feel pain, like you. And we deserve justice, like you.”
– Margarethe Cammermeyer

On this Veteran’s Day, to learn more about how you can meet Colonel Cammermeyer in person and personally thank her for her years of service to our country and the LGBT community, please click on the button below to learn more about our upcoming 50th Anniversary of Stonewall cruise.

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Stonewall Means Fight Back!

STONEWALL MEANS FIGHT BACK!
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Stonewall Means Fight Back.  And that is what our invited panelists did at the time of Stonewall.  History was being made. Allen Young (activist/author)  brings together an amazing group of Stonewall Era Pioneers on board Pride of the Ocean  to recount how they were part of an young and energetic Gay and Lesbian rights movement that changed forever the landscape of sexual politics and the world.  The present LGBT movement is stronger today because of this important early workby pioneers. Meet our panelists below.
Allen Young was co-editor with Karla Jay of “Out of the Closets: Voices of Gay Liberation” (1972) and other gay-themed books, as well as author of his just-published autobiography, “Left, Gay & Green: A Writer’s Life.”  He participated in the 1960s in the New Left and the anti-war movement, and more recently in environmental …
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Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), Rutgers University, has been an activist, writer and organizer in feminist, LGBT, and human rights movements for over 4 decades.  Bunch was a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in DC, where she was one of the founders of Washington DC Women’s Liberation in 1968 and of The Furies Lesbian … click to read more
Michela Griffo, MFA, MSW, started her political life by becoming a member of the Redstockings after witnessing, at the age of 16, a close friend almost die of an illegal abortion. Michela was one of the first twelve members of The National Organization for Women. She is also a Visionary member of the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art; and as an artist continues to create politically provocative …
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John Knoebel was a high-profile member of New York City’s pioneering Gay Liberation Front, after which John pursued a career in gay publishing in California and New York. He served as a senior executive of The Advocate and OUT magazine for over 33 years. After retiring from publishing, he co-created the LGBTQ oral history site: www.outspoken-lgbtq.org. and co-edited the book..
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Let us honor our history and history makers.  Join us on Pride of the Ocean’s Stonewall 50 Festival on board the Norwegian Dawn sailing from the site of the Stonewall Uprising — New York City, this coming June Pride Month (June 8th to June 15th ) as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. For each cabin booked, we will be donating $100 to the invited non-profit of your choice. Details below.

NEW DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE!

The Pride of the Ocean 2019 “50th Anniversary of Stonewall” cruise is now on sale, but only for a limited time.  Sailing with Norwegian Cruise Lines onboard the Norwegian Dawn  from June 8 – June 15, 2019, 8‐day, 7-night we set sail from New York to Canada & New England.

Below please find the corresponding booking form with all the details, which is also available online at www.prideoftheocean.com. If you’d prefer a more personal touch, our cruise associate Geisha Cumberbatch would be happy to talk with you on the phone to find you the perfect cabin for this important Pride of the Ocean cruise, where booking your cabin can even benefit one of our invited non-profits with a $100 donation. Click on one of the non-profit links or images below to learn more.

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Pride of the Ocean in the News – Jamaica Day Program Announced – Meet Our Guests

 

BAY AREA REPORTER REPORTS ON PRIDE OF THE OCEAN

 

“I hope the fact that the ship stops for a day in Jamaica helps to build awareness and support for oppressed LGBTQ people there in some way”. – John Scagliotti

“Pride of the Ocean doesn’t shy away because of the discriminatory nature of some of our ports of call.” – John Scagliotti

 

KAREEM MORTIMER’S FILM, CHILDREN OF GOD, TO SCREEN WHILE DOCKED IN JAMAICA

 

 

MEET EVEN MORE OF THE GREAT FOLKS COMING ON PRIDE OF THE OCEAN!

 

Joseph Applebaum co-produced the feature-length documentary, REEL IN THE CLOSET, revealing LGBTQ life via never-before-seen home movies dating back to the 1930s. The film will screen on Pride of the Ocean.

Ari Chivukula lives at the intersection of art, law, and tech. Ari is a Digital Service Expert at the Pentagon, a law student and Co-Founder of the production company Queer Church, where Ari made the short film PIZZA ROLES.

 Christopher Dawes is a corporate product manager by day and filmmaker by night. He recently completed working on a feature length documentary and feature length narrative. Both films are currently playing the festival circuit.

David M. “Cubby” Hall  Editor and Motion Graphics Director of short films and feature length documentaries, will be screening his latest short film, IT STARTED WITH AN OLD SHOEBOX: SAVING LGBT HISTORY.

Keri Harshbarger is an award-winning Associate Producer and collaborated on the making of the short film WE STARTED WITH AN OLD SHOEBOX: SAVING LGBT HISTORY, which will be screened on Pride of the Ocean. 

HB Lozito is a filmmaker, freelance writer, and community activist, whose latest project chronicles the notoriously haunted Andrew’s Inn, a gay disco, bar, hotel & restaurant in the village of Bellows Falls, Vermont from 1973-1984.

Kareem Mortimer, who resides in the Bahamas, will be screening his award-winning drama CHILDREN OF GOD on the ship while docked in Jamaica, as well as conducting a seminar on LGBT visibility in the Caribbean. 

Ali Naro is a writer and lifelong movie buff. As a kid, she had always wanted to be a critic on Siskel and Ebert, and later inspired by The Celluloid Closet, Ali created the film website Movies OVER The Rainbow, where she has over 500 reviews (and counting…) of LGBT-themed movies, TV series and more.

Greta Schiller is an independent director and producer of documentaries for television, festivals, theatrical and educational distribution. Her career was launched in 1984 with her first documentary film, BEFORE STONEWALL.

Danny Tayara is currently Senior Programmer with Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Danny is Festival Director for TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival and assists in programming for Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival.

Andrea Weiss is the writer/director of Bones of Contention, a feature documentary delving into the historical memory movement in Spain and the unknown story of LGBT repression under the Franco dictatorship.

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You won’t want to miss getting to hang out with some of these stars on our next cruise!

 

MEET JUST A FEW OF THE GREAT FOLKS COMING ON
PRIDE OF THE OCEAN!

 

Nathan Adloff is a Director/Writer/Actor based in Los Angeles. His most recent semi-autobiographical feature, “Miles”, starring Molly Shannon, Paul Reiser and Yeardley Smith, won the Audience Award at Outfest in 2016.
Sam Berliner is a filmmaker and animator best known for his engaging and accessible films about gender non-conformity. Sam is also the festival director of Translations: the Seattle Transgender Film Festival.
Terry Beswick is the Executive Director of the The GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco which collects, preserves, and interprets the history of GLBT people and the communities that support them.
Sam Feder is an award-winning filmmaker whose most recent film is “Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger,” the first feature-length documentary portrait of the pioneer transgender author and performer Kate Bornstein.
Leo Herrera is a filmmaker, freelance writer, and community activist. In addition to his work in film, he’s written for a number of publications and is passionate about archives and queer history.
Stu Maddux’s latest film, “Reel In The Closet” is a feature-length documentary that lets us connect with LGBT people from the past through the rare LGBT home movies that they left for us.
Robert Rosenberg is an Emmy Award-winning independent filmmaker of the LGBT classic documentary “Before Stonewall,” and a curator, arts presenter and promotor. He was also the Founding Director of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and the Coral Gables Art Cinema.
Christopher Rudisill is an accomplished professional with over 10 years of experience in the museum field, marketing, leadership, and consultation on LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) issues.
Susan Stryker is an award-winning scholar and filmmaker whose historical research, theoretical writing, and creative works have helped shape the cultural conversation on transgender topics since the early 1990s.
Bud James Thomas is the Library Supervisor / Operations Manager at University of Southern California, which is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles, the capital of the Pacific Rim.
Susi Walsh is the co-founder of The Center for Independent Documentary, has been recognized by Women In Film & Video with an “Image Award” and an “Imaginnaire Award” for her work with independent filmmakers.
Debra Wilson made her national debut with her award-winning film “Butch Mystique”, exploring the lives of butch identified black lesbians. “Beyond The Butch Mystique” is a work-in-progress sequel to that film.

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Help Wish Pride of the Ocean’s Program Director a Happy Birthday!

Help bring LGBT history to light with a small donation to the Before Homosexuals documentary film educational campaign (or even just follow the campaign), and say, “Happy Birthday John Scagliotti!”

 

Did you know that today is John Scagliotti’s birthday? Won’t you wish him a happy birthday with a small donation to his film’s educational campaign, helping us to rewrite the history books by bringing 4,000 years of LGBT history into colleges and universities around the country and around the world?

We have many exciting and unique awards to choose from, many making fine holiday gifts, while sending the message that hate has no home here.

Happy Birthday John!

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