Landed: Together in Canada by Sarah Foy ’01

Landed: Together in Canada by Sarah Foy ’01

The Landed exhibition opens on May 28 with the launch of DOC NOW, the Ryerson University documentary media festival. Landed is also an official affiliate event of WorldPride 2014 Toronto, and will be in the Emerging Artists Project gallery at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, May 24 to June 29. For gallery hours and more information, visit:

What was the inspiration for Landed: Together in Canada?

“I am an American, and in 2009, I fell in love with a non-American. At the time, U.S. federal law did not recognize same-sex marriage, and it did not permit U.S. citizens to sponsor their same-sex partners for permanent residence in the U.S. For my partner and me, this meant that our only viable option was to leave the U.S. when her student visa expired in 2012. We left our home, our community of friends and family, and our jobs and professional networks for the hope of finding a permanent home together.

“Fortunately in our case, my partner is Canadian. Because the Canadian government recognizes same-sex relationships, it was fairly straightforward for me to begin the process of immigrating to Canada as her partner. For many binational couples, the situation is far more complex because neither partner is from a country that recognizes same-sex relationships. Within a couple of weeks of my arrival in Canada, I met another couple who landed here for this reason. This inspired me to find as many couples as I could who immigrated to Canada because they could not live together in the U.S. I ended up identifying over 50 couples (including one who contacted me after reading about my project on the WorldPride website), 17 of whom I interviewed and photographed for Landed.”

Future plans:

“I am in the process of thinking through how I might continue to work on my thesis project. I would love to arrange for an exhibition of Landed in a gallery in the U.S. I may also seek funding to expand the project, e.g., to same-sex binational couples without a connection to the U.S. (or Canada), or to LGBT individuals who have sought refuge in Canada because it is too dangerous or difficult for them to live in their own countries.”

LGBT Canadian Project

Sarah Foy '01 LGBT Canadian Project

Landed Together in Canada - LGBT Canada

Landed Together in Canada: LGBT

Landed Together in Canada Sarah Foy '01





4th Annual LGBT Women’s Pride in the Pines

4th Annual LGBT Women’s Pride in the Pines Dance Party
(Over 400 LBT Women Expected) 

When: Saturday, June 21, 2014.  2:30 – 6 pm
Where: Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines

More info visit:
Facebook event page:

Host Committee Includes: DGALA, FFR/Princeton BTGALA, Yale GALA
For additional information about the event please contact DGALA Director Melanie Pastuck ’11 <>

Dance Cost: $75 (before 5/1), then $90 (5/1 to 6/20) and $125 at the door (if available).  Tickets mostly tax-deductible.
RSVP: Advance tickets are available at

Join us on Saturday, June 21 in Fire Island for the 4th annual LBT Women’s Pride in the Pines Dance (400 women expected), including COMPLIMENTARY wine, vodka & hors d’oeuvres plus a great silent auction (fantastic high-end bargains in 2013, such as theatre tickets and travel).  Music by DJ/Producer Charo Velecio.  Dress code: Classic White.  Pride in the Pines benefits an LGBT charity each year (rotates): in 2014 HMI (the Hetrick Martin Institute) is the beneficiary.  HMI helps LGBTQ youth to reach their full potential, especially at-risk youth and homeless young people: 40% of homeless youth are LGBT and 30% are thrown out of their homes after they come out.  In 2013 over 75% of event proceeds benefited the designated charity.

To get to Whyte Hall from NYC: via Sayville Ferry ( – $16 round-trip) or take the special MTA LIRR-Ferry packages (take the Manhattan or Brooklyn LIRR to Sayville LIRR Station, transfer via Colonial Taxi to Ferry – $31 round-trip package) or via water taxi from any other beach on the Island.


Denver LGBT Intercollegiate Alumni Mixer

Stanford Pride, Cornell U GALA, Dartmouth GALA, FFR/Princeton BTGALA & Harvard GSC Present
An LGBT Intercollegiate Alumni Mixer 
Denver, CO
WHEN: Thursday, February 6, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Ace Restaurant –
501 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
COST: No Cover, Cash Bar & Food
The Stanford, Princeton, Cornell, Harvard, and Dartmouth LGBTQ Alumni Associations invite you to join Ivy+ alumni and friends for an informal gathering in Denver.  We’ll meet at Ace Restaurant for drinks and conversation from 6-8 PM on Thursday, February 6, 2014.  We’ll reserve ping pong tables for spirited competition with old friends and new acquaintances. Connect and help us plan future programming and events in Colorado.  Our lesbian, gay, bi and trans alumni are especially welcome at this event.  Friends, partners, and significant others are also welcome!
Can’t make it but interested in sharing your input and/or being notified about future events? Please contact Jessie Dubreuil at or RSVP using the link above.
Co-sponsored by Stanford Pride, Cornell U GALA, Dartmouth GALA, FFR/Princeton BTGALA & Harvard GSC. Co-hosted by Jacob Bregman (Princeton, HBS), Sarah Burgamy (Dartmouth), Jessie Dubreuil (Stanford), Fran Simon (Cornell, Stanford), and Tom Stephens (Princeton, Harvard).

An Interview with Earl Plante ’94

Earl Plante ’94 Interview

April 22, 2013

In December of last year, longtime DGALA member Earl Plante ’94 was named CEO of San Francisco Pride, a non-profit corporation that produces the annual San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade, which will be marking its 43rd anniversary over the weekend of June 29th and 30th this year. Prior to joining SF Pride, Earl worked in New York City as Development Director of the Latino Commission on AIDS. Earl also has served as Executive Director of One Voice PAC, a progressive political organization; as CEO of the National Black Justice Coalition, a national LGBT nonprofit organization; and as Development Director at the National Minority AIDS. Earl has also held previous senior management positions at Union Settlement Association, Gay Men of African Descent, Funders Concerned About AIDS, and the Empire State Pride Agenda. Earl recently spoke with Green Light about his work and life.(A condensed version of this interview appears in the June 2013 issue of Green Light.)

Would you tell us something about how you got involved in a career relating to LGBT social justice? What are its rewards and challenges? What advice would you give to young alums considering the field?

It’s about passion, being affiliated and believing in LGBT social justice. I wouldn’t spend my time and effort otherwise. We have a limited time on this earth and I want to make sure I’m giving my all. It’s a fundamental reward and challenge…you have to feel it at a very visceral level. So I would advise others to follow your bliss, and do whatever you can…in ways big and small to help move the larger movement forward in positive directions.

How has your Dartmouth background influenced you?

My time at Dartmouth was very instrumental in my life development. I was able to explore my mixed identity, in addition to dealing with my coming out in a very conservative environment.

How is your new job?

It is the most challenging and complex job I have had to date…on all levels it presents many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

What are some interesting and/or exciting things about San Francisco Pride?

This is an amazing time to be doing this work at the largest and most well-known pride celebration in the country. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that we would be on the precipice of obtaining marriage equality, but in June the Supreme Court will rule on Prop. 8 and DOMA (defense of marriage act) and who knows where these decisions will lead the global LGBT movement, more broadly.

How would you compare living and/or working in San Francisco with New York City?

A. San Francisco is a very tolerant and vibrant environment where everyone has an opinion and they are not shy about letting you know their viewpoints! In NYC, you can be more largely anonymous in your travels; in SF and in my role as CEO of SF Pride, I always “have to be on” as I never know what room I am traversing and what they might think of me or the organization.

What are your thoughts about Dartmouth today?

My perception from afar is that it is a far, more accepting environment. It’s now about living your own truth and that’s something we can all admire and aspire to in our daily lives. And looking back, I am also very proud of my tenure at head of DaGLO/Dartmouth Rainbow Alliance and I hope it made a difference on campus and beyond. It’s definitely a heady time to be living and doing this work. We are seeing transformational change happen right before our eyes, especially with the progress of our LGBT youth, however, that does not mean there is not more progress to be made, but our enemies must see that the writing is on the wall…a generational shift is occurring in literal and figurative terms….change is coming in the political, economic and social domains in not just America, but the world writ large….and its energizing and inspiring to play a small part in this positive overall development.

SF Pride Cocktail Hour (hosted by DGALA & DAASV)

Friday, June 28th
Dartmouth/Ivy Cocktail Hour Celebrating SF Pride (hosted by DAASV and DGALA)
The University Club, SF
6pm – 9pm

Kick off the 43rd annual San Francisco Pride celebration with a night of sophistication, alumni networking, hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails, and honors!

Hosting by the Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley, this exclusive SF Pride Week event is designed for fellow Ivy (and Stanford & Berkeley) alumni and students, as well as guest of SF Pride.

The evening will combine fun and business networking during an extended cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, and low-key music conducive to making new connections and renewing old ones.

Special guests will include elected officials, community leaders, LGBT stakeholders, Grand Marshals*, and surprise celebrities.
This year’s celebrity Grand Marshals include:
•   Tabatha Coffey, host of the Bravo TV show Tabatha Takes Over
•   Kamala Harris, California’s 32nd Attorney General
•   Cheyenne Jackson, actor, singer, songwriter (Glee, Xanadu)
•   Alex Newell, actor (Glee)
•   Thomas Roberts, MSNBC anchor
•   Roger Ross Williams, Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker (Music by Prudence, God Loves Uganda)

The DAASV extends a warm Bay Area welcome to newly-minted SF Pride CEO, Earl Plante (Dartmouth ’94).
Cost: $20 for dues-paying Member, $30 for Non-Dues Paying Guest (including partners and guests). Pricing based upon membership of DAASV and/or DGALA.
RSVP here by June 24th:

A portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit SF Pride Foundation. Business casual attire required.