Battle of the Bachelors
On August 15, Aqua Bar & Grill hosted CAMP Rehoboth’s 12th annual Battle of the Bachelors fundraiser. With $20,000 raised to support CAMP Rehoboth’s mission, special thanks go to the owners and staff of Aqua and The Pines, the wonderful bachelors and bachelorette, swimsuit sponsor Beach Essentials, and especially to each of the winning bidders. Lorne Crawford, auctioneer extraordinaire, and the fabulous Kristina Kelly delivered a fantastic show! ▼
CAMP Rehoboth Block Party
On October 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., join CAMP Rehoboth on Baltimore Avenue for the annual Block Party. Don’t miss out on this day of celebration and performances, featuring local restaurants, caterers, businesses, non-profits, and other organizations.
The Block Party is a tremendous way to reach a broad and diverse group of attendees, while supporting CAMP Rehoboth. Information on vendor registration is available at camprehoboth.com.
COVID Safety: This event will follow the safety protocols in place on this date. CAMP Rehoboth staff and volunteers supporting the event are fully vaccinated. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated and currently are asking both unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals to wear masks indoors due to the virulent nature of the variants.▼
CAMP Rehoboth Handmade Market Celebrates One Year
On September 10, CAMP Rehoboth celebrated one year of its monthly Handmade Market. The market has flourished as it promoted local LGBTQ artists and makers on the second Friday of each month. Artists using a variety of mediums, including glass art, clay, soap, CBD products, paintings, and handbags have participated in the market. Now on hiatus, the Handmade Market will hold a holiday extravaganza on Friday, December 10. ▼
Oh, Give Me a Home…
Can the iconic Dolle’s sign find a new home in Rehoboth? Dolle’s Candyland owner Tom Ibach has offered to donate the 25-foot tall, 35-foot long (and heavy!) sign to the city—if a place can be found for it by December 31, 2021. That’s the date the sign must be removed from the rooftop at the building at the corner of Rehoboth Avenue and boardwalk. Here’s hoping! ▼
National LGBTQ+ Women’s Community Survey
The federal government collects data on many aspects of life, from housing to healthcare, from family life to work and sources of income. But almost none of these studies include LGBTQ+ identifiers. Hence, there is little national data about the lives of LGBTQ+ women.
The National LGBTQ+ Women’s Community Survey is a comprehensive national study distributed online and available in English and Spanish. A first-of-its-kind, grassroots community survey, it is designed to address the significant gaps in knowledge, policy analysis, organizing, and advocacy surrounding the life experiences, needs, priorities, and challenges faced by LGBTQ+ women, their partners, and their families.
The purpose of the survey is to capture information on the wide range of experiences which exist among lesbian, bi, translesbian, nonbinary, queer, and intersex people. Lesbian, bi, pansexual, trans, intersex, asexual, and queer women who partner with women; trans men who want to report on their experience of partnering with women when they identified as or were perceived to be girls or women; and non-binary people who partner with or have partnered with women—all are invited to participate.
The survey is being done under the umbrella of Justice Work, a nonprofit think tank. It is supported by many leading LGBTQ funders and partner organizations; a list of supporters is available at lgbtqwomensurvey.org/partners. Detailed information about the study team and the project’s advisory committee can be found at lgbtqwomensurvey.org/team
Open till December 2021, the survey can be accessed at: lgbtqwomensurvey.org or (directly) at lgbtqwomensurvey.org/survey. Time required to complete the survey is estimated at 30-40 minutes. ▼
Dogfish Head Special Edition Beer to Benefit CAMP Rehoboth
Dogfish Head is partnering with CAMP Rehoboth to continue its generous support in an exciting and fun way. On Wednesday, October 20, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats Off-Centered emPOURium in Rehoboth Beach will launch its seasonal Au Courant brew. The launch will be combined with a Beer & Benevolence Party Night; 10 percent of food and beverage sales that night will benefit CAMP Rehoboth.
Said Mark Carter, of Dogfish Head, “We’re proud to be giving back to CAMP Rehoboth, a non-profit community service organization dedicated to creating a positive environment inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities in Rehoboth Beach and its related communities. Join us for some eats and drinks from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on October 20; 10 percent of the proceeds will go to CAMP Rehoboth to support all of the amazing work that they do for our community.”
But it doesn’t end there! Starting October 20 and running through December 2021, a four-pack to-go of Au Courant, or a pint of Au Courant enjoyed at the Pub, also benefit CAMP Rehoboth. Look for CAMP Rehoboth’s name on the label. ▼
Delaware Pride on October 2
On Saturday, October 2, Delaware Pride will take place at Legislative Hall in Dover from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. Admission to the family-friendly festival is free; everyone, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, is welcome. Don’t miss the fabulous entertainment, including Manhattan Prairie Dogs, Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino, Miss Troy, Antony Cherrie, Marielle Kraft, Josh Zuckerman, Chris Jehnert, and many more!
CAMP Rehoboth is a proud sponsor of Delaware Pride.▼
As anxious as we all are to resume “Ladies 2000” events, we are concerned that the new strain of Covid may hamper that. So, for the time being, we will hold off on planning anything until the time is prudent,
We can’t wait to dance, laugh, party, and enjoy each other soon. As always, we thank you for your continuous support and encouragement, stay tuned.
Diane Lusk and the entire “Ladies” staff
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