On the Gaydar: March LGBT Events

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Gay-rights activist and author Dan Savage

Stimulus Presents: “Miss Representation”

This showing of Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s 2011 documentary about the media’s shoddy treatment of women couldn’t come at a better time. With Rush Limbaugh’s scurrilous remarks about Sandra Fluke still fresh in the public’s mind, Newsom reminds viewers that women are routinely dismissed, sexualized and trivialized everywhere from magazines to movies. Moreover, the media’s disparagement of women knows no ideology: Pundits are just as likely to focus on Sarah Palin’s looks as they are on Hillary Clinton’s, ignoring the politicians’ records. Newsom and her interviewees firmly believe that things must change, and they look to the media itself as a starting point. As Marie Wilson, founding president of the White House Project, puts it, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” Today, although more women than men graduate from college, women still hold only 18 percent of leadership positions in America. The hope is that this situation will improve when people begin using the media to represent a wider range of women’s experience. The impetus for the screening comes from the women behind Stimulus, which promotes nightlife events for the local LGBT community, but they’ve enlisted a dozen collaborators to make it possible, including the Attic Youth Center and Elements. Visit their tables after the screening to learn how you can get involved. (Raymond Simon)

Thurs/8, 6pm. $5-$10. William Way Center, 1315 Spruce St. 215.732.2220. facebook.com/thestimulus

Arouse’s Second Anniversary

It’s been two years since Stimulus swept Philly with its diverse, monthly women’s dance party. To celebrate, they’re spicing things up a bit. Not only will DJ NiiLo deliver the hottest Latin, reggaeton and salsa tunes all night, but from 11 to midnight, a professional dance instructor will show you all the moves for free. If that’s not your scene, check out DJs Kash and Jovi Baby in the front room, where they’ll be spinning your favorite Top 40, house, hip-hop and old-school jams. (Nicole Finbiner)

Sat/10, 10pm. $7-$10. Landmark Americana, 3333 Market St. 215.222.4500. landmarkamericana.com

Dan Savage, ‘It Gets Better’

Best known for the hilarious and thought-provoking sex/relationship advice he provides each week in the back of PW in his internationally syndicated “Savage Love” column, gay-rights activist and author Dan Savage actually has his hands in a lot of cookie jars right now. In addition to bashing conservative politicians on shows like The Colbert Report and Real Time With Bill Maher , Savage’s “It Gets Better” project—the online resource and support community for LGBT teens he launched with his husband in 2010—was recently featured in an MTV special. This week, the candid columnist comes to Penn (the nation’s No. 1 gay-friendly university, according to Newsweek), to discuss his campaign as well as the challenges facing LGBT youth. (N.F.)

Mon/19, 8pm. Free. Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. 215.898.3900. pennpresents.org

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