photo by whitney browne

photo by whitney browne


pride, not prejudice 4

performing "B.A.N.G.S. : made in america"
Friday, July 28, 8pm at The Yard

Deborah Lohse, choreographer/performer
Cori Marquis, choreographer/performer
Donnell Oakley, choreographer/performer

B.A.N.G.S. is a kaleidoscopic pageant of status, attention, categorization, and femininity. In its first evening-length work, LMnO3 shape-shift in style and identity donning everything from velvet evening wear, to ripstop jumpsuits, to snack-filled purses, to sensible bathing suits as the dancers explore what they are—and aren’t— qualified to do.

This program is supported by the
Gay and Lesbian Equity (GALE) Fund
of The Cape Cod Foundation.

H.O.W. Children's Event
"Readings, Rabbits, and Rainbows"
a QUALITY TIME! pay what you can event

Saturday, July 29, 10am-12pm at The Yard

Readings by: 
Alison Weaver, Jacqueline Jules, Caron Levis

Celebrating equality and diversity in families and literature

Face Painting, Book Making Crafts, Rabbit petting, Open Mic for kids to read their stories on stage
Snacks Provided. 

DanceHall Event

Saturday, July 29, 7-10pm

Voices of Inclusion | 7-8pm
DanceHall with DJ Vyagra Fallz | 8-10pm 

Voices of Inclusion will feature Josh Aronie's Food Truck, representatives from community service organizations, and speeches by Yard Executive Director Alison Manning, GSA member of Martha's Vineyard High School Eva Wilson, and State Representative Dylan Fernandes. Please join us to rally around inclusion, equality, and diversity in our community (and to eat some of the island's best food and enjoy each other's company in the process!)

The Yard on Martha's Vineyard celebrates 11 years of marriage equality in Massachusetts, while rising fierce and strong against the ever dangerous tide of discrimination and ignorance.  PRIDE, NOT PREJUDICE honors the LGBTQ+ community of the Cape and Islands and its friends and allies. Stay tuned for more details.