From the Publisher: October 2016

Kyle McKendall, Publisher of Options Magazine, HeadshotDear Reader,

I’m honored to announce that Options and AIDS Care Ocean State have been chosen as the charitable recipients of the 2017 Legends Calendar. Produced and directed by LaDiva Jonz and Haley Star and featuring the work of Daniel Gagnon, the calendar showcases Providence’s drag legends. Previous themes have displayed the legends “Under the Big Top,” as mythological gods and goddesses, in their favorite Broadway productions, or as works of art for a“Night at the Museum.” This year’s calendar will be released on Sunday, November 6 at The Colosseum, located at 180 Pine Street in Providence.Tickets are $20 and include a copy of the 2017 calendar as well as admission to the most legendary drag show of the year. To purchase tickets, please visit www.aidscareos.org.

The fun won’t stop in November after the Legends Calendar Release Party, so pack your suitcase and get ready for a trip of a lifetime! Once again, Kitty Litter is sailing the high seas and invites you to join her on the first annual Kitty Litter Reunion Cruise. From May 28 through June 4, Kitty and friends will sail from New York City to Bermuda on the Norwegian Breakaway. Packages as are low as $1,279 per person and monthly payments are available. A portion of proceeds from each cabin booked will benefit Options. If you’re looking to book a vacation for the spring, don’t let this opportunity to pass you by!

As the organization continues to publish this resource, we have immediate needs to fill a number of volunteer positions. An advertising manger, distribution manager, writers, and copy editor roles are open and need to be filled. We’re in the process of searching for a managing editor and a creative director who have an interest in working on the production and design of the magazine. These two positions are part-time, contracted roles. Individuals who are interested in sitting on the board of directors and have experience in finance, accounting, legal affairs, development, or journalism, should consider supporting the organization. If any of these roles interest you,
please reach out to me at kyle@optionsri.org.

Onward,
Kyle McKendall