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A publication of the Lexington Gay and Lesbian Service Organization
Volume 20 Number 4
\Sistevfiound fivesents Derby Fundratsers
(72‘ musical Joust Fairness
SisterSound, Lexington's Women’s KFA Bluegrass Chapter and Club Liquid
Chorus, proudly announces its upcoming proudly present the first ever Derby Eve
concert, “A Musical Feast,” to be held on Bonnet Fashion Show and Party on Friday,
Saturday, May 21 at 8 pm. The Chorus will May 6. Entry registration begins at 10 pm.
sing the praises of favorite foods while and the fashion show begins at 1105'“)- A
drawing upon a variety of musical styles, $100 cash prize will be given to the individ-
From “pizza” to “Chocolate,” the lightheart- ual with the most creative, way over-the-top
ed fare will satisfy your appetite for enter- Derby bonnet. Second and third place win-
tainment. ners will receive Fab-U-Ious “Hats of
' Since this theme is guaranteed to stir Cheer” prizes. There Wi” be a $10 cover
up some culinary cravings, the Chorus will charge for this exciting event held at Club '_ _
provide tasty treats for your enjoyment dur- Liquid (Woodhill Shopping Center).
ing intermission. So come listen, nosh, and BUT wait! There’s more gaiety on Derby
enjoy. The event will be Festival Seating Day. Jennifer Crossen and Joan Callahan
with ticket prices of $15 for regular admis- cordially invite you to join KFA for a ‘Run for ' .
sion, $10 for seniors/students, and $5 for the Roses, Derby Day Bash and 5535" in the .
children. Tickets are available from any ”continued 0" page2
SisterSound member or call the Singletary Moveable Feast
Center Bofofice' @ 859'257'4929' A fundraising party for Moveable Feast ,
_ '“ keep‘fig W“ the theme 0f “’90" will be held on Derby Day, May 7. Abbra
SisterSound '5. $9”an a member-complied Cadaver and Columbus' Devil in Exile will
cookbook, “SlsterSound’s Musrcal Feast” be among the bands playing foryour enter-
for $10" The ...continued on next page tainment. The party will be from 3pm to 10
m. at 2420 N. -
Save The Pride Center Campaign p ”continued on page 2
see page 6 Sponsor of the Month
mwmminc°m“1’g4 Windy Knoll Farm
Tues., May 10 9 pm Club 141
‘ Thurs, May 19 8 pm at Third St. Stuff 3263 Cleveland Rd' N'
Tues., May 31 9 pm at Club Liquid 859—299-7410
see page 3 for details

 finfiuund Contact continued
"Rey 'meglzge book will be available at the concert but can also be
SERVICE ordered in advance of the performance or thereafter
£6124“ ORGANIZATION by contacting any member of the Chorus.

‘7'“ WW“, mucky Additionally, food-themed prizes, including restau-
rant gift certificates, will be given away at the concert
through a raffle. A complimentary raffle ticket will

TGLSQ NEWS accompany each cookbook purchased. Tickets will
also be given to those making a minimum $10 dona-
Volume 20 Issue 4 tion to the Chorus.
published monthly by The concert promises to take SisterSound’s joy in
singing to a whole new level, so please come and
7715 Laington Gay enjoy this celebration of all things delectable on May
Lesbian Service 21st, 8 pm. at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.
For more information, to join the Chorus or to make a
Organization tax-deductible donation, please visit us in cyberspace
389 Waller Ave. at. www.geocmes.com/Sistersound.
Editor Bluegrass Fairness Derby Party ...continued
- Mary Crone Sun Party at Windy Knoll Farm ,3263 Cleveland Rd.
Join us on Saturday May 7th, between 4 and 7 pm.
Board MW There is a suggested ‘bet’ of $5.00 or more. There will
also be several pots for you to enter bets. Snacks
Thomas Collins, President and soft drinks will be provided.
Sarah Martin, Vice-Pres. You can find Windy Knoll by taking Winchester
Ben Salyers, Sec. Rd. 5.5 miles past New Circle to Cleveland Rd. Turn
Mary Crone, Editor left onto Cleveland and look for the driveway to Windy
Joan Branon Knoll on your left, half a mile up the road.The drive is
Tom Collins just past David’s Fork Babtist Church. A mailbox with
Lindsay Mattingly the street number 3263 will be on your right, directly
Terry Mullins across from the driveway.
‘ , Proceeds from both these events will benefit
B111 Chandler, , . . . .
Office Manager KFAs on-gomg fight for equality for all Kentuckians.
Looking forward, plan to jom us for Bowling for
GLSO Annual Dues & Fairness at Southland Collins Lanes on Sat. June 11.
Newsletter 320 (More information will be in the June GLSO News)
Add your name to this list Moveable Feast Derby Party... continued
BeoomeaGLSO 303“ Member Cleveland Pk. Tickets purchased in advance are $30
39° page 6 per person or $50 per couple, At the door, $35 single,
Opinions expressed in the GLSO $55 couple.CaI| Moveable Feast at 252-2867 for
25:"?[13:62:55)]igetzszfihtirossjnofl advance ticket purchase. Directions: Drive out
the GLSO Board. Submissions are Winchester Rd. 5.5 miles beyond New Circle Rd.Turn
welcome; GLSO reserves the right to right onto Cleveland Rd. It will be the 1st large house
Eggnfiehflsed Sme'SS'°”S and adve" on the left with stone gates.
GLSO Page 2

 Community News
Gris Williamson in concert Lax. PRIDE 'Del CONTUT
The Women's Studies Program at the The 2005 Pride Idol search has begun
University of Kentucky is proud to present With preliminaries held in 3 0f the 5 hOSt'
Cris Williamson in concert celebrating the ing locations. Bi“ Chandler, the Pride
release of her new CD “Real Deal.” Join us Center Office Manager, spent many hours
on Saturday, May 14 at 8 pm. at Memorial researching, designing, promoting and
Hall on the University of Kentucky campus, hOStth the contests, Wt so far we have
510 s. Limestone Street. had only a few competitors to show up.
Tickets are $18 advance and $20 at the "t know there are a let 0t people WhO
door, $10 for students and seniors. Tickets love to sing,” Bi“ said, “bUt I think the
are available at UK Student Center Ticket problem is they are afraid to do it in a
Office, by phone at (859) 257—8427 or competitive situation. I wish they would
online at www.ticketmaster.com look at it as a chance to help us raise
Cris Williamson will also conduct a money that is desperately needed for the
three-part writing workshop to teach how to Pride Center, and know that although
get in touch with our inner creative voice as there can only be one winner, people are
an avenue of self expression. Open to 90th to be entertained and appreciate
everyone. (You do not need to play a musi- their effort. t know t Witt"
cal instrument to attend.) There are still 3 more preliminary
The workshop will be on Thursday, May rounds, see places and times on the front
12 and Friday, May 13 from 7 - 9:30 pm, page If YOU'Ve been considering compet-
and Saturday, May 14, from 10 am. - 2 pm. ing. please come on out It's a fun way to
it will be held at the Gaines Center, make a contribution to your community.
226 Maxwell St. Contact: Lynne Maner at Congratulations to the individuals WhO
(859) 278-6990. Cost is $200 for the work- have qualified for the second round:
shop. Partial scholarships are available for Virginia Thomas, Jason Asher, Dave
UK Women's Studies students. Mills, P. J. Webb, Fred Worsham, Cliff
Goulet, Alex Redgefield and Hayden _
Rainbow Famllles of Lexlngton McCanahan. We would like to choose 13 ‘
more people in the remaining preliminar-
We will meet on Saturday May 21 fora ies. So, show up and you will have a
Kids Craft Day. We will create crafts to put great chance of being a winner.
on display in the GLSO Pride Gallery and The second round will take place
at Lexmark's Diversity Day event. A before judges at the Kentucky Theater on
Gallery Opening Party will be at the Pride Thursday, June 2. Tickets are on sale now
Center on Saturday June 4. Open to all. for $5 at the Pride Center and Ky
The time and location for making crafts Theater's box office and during prelimi-
will be posted on our web site at nary. rounds at the remaining hosting
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rfolky/. locations. Tickets Will be $10 at. the door.
On Sunday June 12- everyone is invit- Please remember your partl0lpatlon ln
. . . . this event as a contestant or as a member
ed to the Pt'de Month P'Cn'c, at W'ndy of the audience will help the GLSO Pride
Knoll farm. We Will have spe0lal carnival Center keep it's doors open.
activities for kids.
GLSO page 3

The Imperial Court‘s Miss Derby Pride The Lavender Reading Group, Joseph-
Pageant will be on May 4th at Club 141- Beth Booksellers' monthly GLBT book dis-
DOOFS open at 8330: Pageant at 9530- For cussion group, will meet on Saturday May
an application, please contact NICO'e 7 at 3:00 pm. The group will discuss Oscar
Diamond at NicoleDiamond1@aol.com or Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray."
Regent Emperor 23 Donnie "EV" Royse at Please ask at help desk for meeting loca-
Emperor19EV@aol.com. tion within the store. For more information
The court will be hosting an auction of contact Meredith Whiles,
erotic art at Gallerie Soleil (363 W. Short mwhiles@josephbeth.com.
Street) on May 15th. See page 8 for info or
contact event chair John Ridener at Fl'Ontl'ullIlel'S/Frontwalkers
Ursaloco2@aol.com. In April Frontrunners/Frontwalkers will
Want to Become a Nonsmoker? again meet on Wednesday nights at 6:45
_ pm and Saturday mornings at 9 am at the
The Lex./Fayette 00- Health Dept '3 U.K. Arboretum. We will discuss moving
offering a new course of Coolper/Clayton over to Woodland park at an earlier
classes on how to become a nonsmoker. time.By mid-April we may have decided to
Classes W'“ [399”] on May 24 and W'” meet move to contact us of updated information.
0“ Tuesday evenings from 5330 to 6530 at or with questions. Contact Hal Kutter or .
804A Newtown circle. There is no charge Ken Waibel at 294.7944_
and two weeks of nicotine replacement
products are included. You also receive Bar Complex Evento‘
membership at the YMCA for the duration The Bar host’s regular Karaoke Nights
Of the course.l(May 2Af ‘ Aug 16) . every Tuesday in the Gilded Cage Cabaret.
For more Information or to register for We have a large selection of all-time
the course, call Jessma at 288-2457 or favorites and you can also bring your own
Dana at 288'23‘27' song selections. “Drago Bingo” is held at
Lyons Levi/Leather Club 9 pm every Wednesday. Come on out for
‘ The Lexington Lyons will meet on someI fabulous :rizest. Brlhg you own ink
Monday, May 9 at the Pride Center. samp er m your avori e CO or.
Contact Paul at 312—9346 for information Pride Idol Preliminaries:
about the club.
Tues., May 10 9 pm Club 141
“fee We Keep the love you find. Thurs., May 19 8pm at ThIrd St. Stuff
we ' Get the love YOU want. Tues., May 31 9 pm at Club Liquid
JESSica Ballingel‘ [63W Sedand Round
Ima 0 Relationsni tnera i8!
9 I! ll Thursday, June 2 .
. EMDR Trauma Work Kentucky Theater 9 pm -
COUDIGS, famllY. IHdIVIdual Tickets $5 in advance at the Pride Center &
imagoconnectioncom 859-552—6533 Kentucky Theater. $10 at door.
GLSO page 4

 Sponsor of the Month
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:2: Windy Knoll
Fa rm
3263 Cleveland Rd. N.
ym 859-299-7410
3: Jennifer Crossen
:3 Lessons In Dressage and Jumping
I: I Boarding Training
or ' Indoor Arena
Cross Country Course
2,8 Acreage for Trail Riding
2: Stadium Jumping Course
,3: Outdoor Sand Dressage Arena
nk “—— i
, Run for the Roses Derby Sparty
m Jennifer and Joan Cordially Invite You to
‘ Windy Knoll Farm
Saturday, May 7th 4 - 7
r& $5 Donation to benefit Fairness

‘ “37-7535"? 389 Waller Ave. 859-253-3233 Mon-Fri 10a - 3p
' - .4 "" 4- ‘2". Volunteers help us keep the Center open after
AH 2,? k 3 and on Saturdays. We need volunteers.
”V ‘ i‘ , ‘1 We have numerous groups requesting time
r * “AA-A1 ‘ and space for meetings and events at the
N‘ I K ( . Pride Center. Our library is a great educa-
Save the pride Center Campaign tional center as well as a provider of enter-
by Tom Collins tainment opportunities. .
But this cornerstone is currently in dan-
When I first came to Lexington 10 years ger. The GLSO has suffered a decrease in
390 my first introduction to the gay com- donations and grant funds, making it very
munity was through the bars. NOW there is difficult to pay the rent, utilities and other
nothing wrong With that, in fact I meta tOtOt basic expenses for the Pride Center. We
wonderful people. Stt” for one who does are in desperate need of funds or we may
not drink or smoke and cannot dance, the end-up ciosing the doors six months to 3
bars did not provide me with what I was year from now.
looking for in the way 0t getting to know If you are one of the individuals who
other gay people- I heard a lot about gay have become visible through the Pride
grOUpS, but found it very difiiCUit to find con- Center by participation in any of the groups '
tact information for them. There were no that utilize the space please do not allow us
set meetings or places that seemed safe to become invisible again. Any contribu-
for someone iUSt coming to terms With his tions or fundraising activities that you can
orientation. t commonly referred to the gay do on behalf of the Pride Center would be
community in Lexington as “The Invisible greatly appreciated. If you are able to help
People”- in any way contact Bill at 859-253-3233.
There have been many good reasons
for being invisible, but I like to think that WHAT YOU CAN DO
most of them are in our past. I am extreme- *Partlclpate / Attend The Pride Idol Contest
, ly proud to be a member of the Lexington see page 3
gay community that has become so visible * . .
over the past few years. We have worked SUDscnbe t0 ”"3 NOWSiBflOI’
hard to pass laws that provide US with Send $20, your name and address to GLSO;,
many of the protections that our heterosex- PO BOX 1172, Lexington Ky. 40588
ual friends take for granted. Even though * Donate a raffle item to the Picnic
we are not always successful in our cam- Call Mary 266-5904
paigns, at least we are now stepping out it PICNIC- JUNE 12
and being seen and heard. As we began to _ _
become more visible we created a place to Be there and buy drinks &raff|e t'CketS
meet, organize, plan, socialize, learn, be * COMB totheBenquet
entertained, and display our skills and tal- Sunday, June 26. see page 8
ents. This place is the GLSO Pride Center. Have a gathering in your home where
The GLSO Pride Center is definitely we can talk about our many projects.
one of the cornerstones of our community. I
GLSO Page 6

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 EROS American Express, and checks accepted.
. Check out www.impcourt.org/kentucky for a
Imperial Court Bares A” for GOOd Cause complete listing of events for Coronation 24:
Charles Bukowski wrote “Sexual ANightattheJukeJomt.
intercourse is kicking death in the ass while _
singing." Nothing could be further from the PRU”: MHNLH
truth as some of Lexington’s most popular , , ,
artists come together in Eros, an exhibition Pnde PlCIllC
and silent auction of erotic art on Sunda , Ma . . . .
15 at Gallerie Soleil from 26y me This year the picnic Will be on Sunday,
Many of these same artists collaborated June 12, at Windy Knoll Farm. This IS a free
during the early years of the AIDS epidemic to event bUt we do need to cover COStS and
produce what became known as The Dick raise some moneyforthe Pride Center. We
Show with proceeds donated to the will be selling soft drinks, raffle tickets, and
Lexington/Fayette County Health pride items. Anyone wanting to set up a
Department’s AIDS Medication Fund. Money table or booth should call Mary Crone at
raised by Eros will benefit the charities of the 266'5904' Also call mary to colunteer some
imperial Court of Kentucky including time.
Moveable Feast Lexington and AIDS
Volunteers Lexington, (AVOL). Volunteer Awards Banquet
Artist and Eros organizer John Ridener .
notes, “The theme has been expanded to 26 Tagamfignlsn 2: £2 misses/3:2:
include a more diverse range of sexualities as Rainbow Communit Service Awards are
the epidemic has further infiltrated all our . y
communities. now being taken. These awards are for the
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 KFA STEERING COMMITTEE ' Chair of the Equity Council. Prior to being
WELCOMES TWO NEW MEMBERS the Executive Director of the CAC, he was
President of ALCOR, a consortium of col-
The Kentucky Fairness Alliance unani- leges in Eastern Ky.
mously elected Jack Burch of Lexington to His vision for Kentucky is quite simply,
its Steering Committee. Jack is currently “one where we no longerjudge each other
the Executive Director of the Community by those factors that are of no conse-
Action Council and brings to the board a quence to our common humanity (age,
wealth of organizational and networking religion, race, gender, gender identifica-
talents. Jack will be joining fellow tion, sexual orientation, etc)”.
Lexingtonians, Laura Harris, Charlotte At its January meeting, the Steering
Wood and Jim Dickinson on the statewide Committee elected Rev. Judy Dale of
organizing committee. Louisville, Kentucky as a steering commit-
Jack has been involved in social justice tee member. Judy is currently the Chair of
. and civil rights issues since 1965 begin- the Board of Administration for the global
ning with the Student Non-Violent denomination of the Universal Fellowship
Coordinating Committee and the Southern of the Metropolitan Community Churches
Students Organizing Committee. He was and previously served from 1990-2002 as
also one of the founding fathers of the the Great Lakes District Coordinator for
Equity Council for Fayette County Public the MCC. Her partner, the Rev. Dee Dale,
Schools and is currently serving as the is the Senior ...continued on page 15
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‘3 2331 Woodhill Drive................~............................266-0911

SisterSound Diverse music for all women................................243-0243
Richardson Vision Center
1757 Alexandria Drive Gardenside...............................................278-4201
Ernesto Scorsone
Attorney At Law 2545766
Unitarian Universalist Church
Seeking a Diverse Congregation................................................223-1448

I Kentucky Fairness Alliance
Bluegrass Chapter8064114
Windy Knoll Farm
Riding Lessons, Trail Riding, Boarding.....................................299-7410
Laura Wigglesworth
Long Term Care Insurance specialist................1 866-582-2426 ext 4212.
— GLSO Pogeii

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Sunda Manda 'I'uesda Wednesda Thursda Frida Saturday \
9:135 & istathJU Shurch 8p AA Open 7p GSA (call for place ép GLSSCDiscussion Pride Center open til 6pm (7:33 fp Salty/Lesbian AA :3 [3:31]);ng ::at;c:raiser
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6p SisterSounyd Rehearsal aigfiugrsggggeakers 266 5904) 8p AAgtep Study (call) 10 p KFApDerby Fundraiser 3P Lavender Reading 6'0pr “.0“, ”WI“:
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Bisexuality and the Complexity place sexualorientation intotidy little boxes. In Jur
the 1940s, famed sexologist Alfred Kinsey
of Sexual Preference . . . UF
. , attempted to describe sexual orientation as a
by Lou O Connor ' . _ _ ag
continuum With a Simple scale representing the the
A couple of years ago a GLBT spectrum of sexual behavior. Zero represented the
newsletter printed an article reporting that exclusive heterosexuality and six represented wil
bisexuals, those who form sexual and/or exclusive homosexuality with bisexual behavior the
emotional attachments to both women and falling somewherein between.
men, were the most despised minority Later researchers, however, considered Dir
group in the country, lUSt behind . human sexuality too complex to be accurately the
homgsexuals Fear 0)‘ uniconventlopal 0r represented by the Kinsey Scale. In iheigsos, Ge
indefinable sexuality IS still potent in our Fritz Klein provided a more dynamic sexual a,
Sfic'ety “1'”; biiexealstepparegtlytchaousmg orientation scale with the Klein Sexual wc
t e mos .ng ' .n. e ml 3’ a Orientation Grid. lt expanded on the behavior- on
conservative religious group called f d K' i b . l d' tt t' su
bisexuality“the ultimateperversion.” ocuse insey scae y mu m a racron, L
Researchers have reported that most fantasy, socral and emotional preference, self- C
bisexuals feel misunderstood and identification and lifestyle factors measured an
' ostracized by both gays and straights. along axes of past, present, and ideal, foratotal
Bisexuals are seen as greedy and of21 measurable dimensions ofsexuality. KF
promiscuous, as disease carriers, as In a study of contemporary female
closeted homosexuals with internal bisexuality, J.R. Little identified at leastthirteen
homophobia, as homosexuals in a typesofbisexuality asdefined bysexualdesires
transitional phase or as peoplelwho are just and experiences:
plain confused and indecisive. Some Alternating bisexuals: may have a
LeSP'ar‘S” accuse bi'sexuallwofmen [Of being relationship with a man, and then after that
”MS”? smce lesbianism '8 O ten Viewed as relationship ends, may choose a female partner
a political as well as a personal statement. . .
. . . . for a subsequent relationship, and many go
Many believe that bisexuality does not exrst b k t I it t C' t t' |
and that those who claimto be bisexual are ac o a mae pa ner nex. ircums an 'é
avoiding the struggles and prejudice faced bisexuals. primarily heterosexual, but Iwrll
. by homosexuals in a heterosexist society. choose same sex partners OHIY In Situations
Such judgments are unfair and often lead where they have no 800638 to other-sex
bisexuals to remain in the closet, hiding their partners, such as when in jail, in the military, or
feelings from others or even from in a gender-segregated school. Concurrent
themselves. _ relationship bisexuals: have primary
The pressure to come cm and define relationship with one genderonly but have other
emselves can be great, bUt many bisexuals casual or secondary relationships with people
are alienated by the use of the label . ..
,, . ,, . . ofanothergenderatthesametime. Conditional
bisexual Since sexual behavrorand sexual b' l . 'th t , ht II b' bt 'll
feelings can change. Many prefer to call isexua S‘e' efsra'fl orgay es ian, u W'
themselves “pansexual,” “non-preferential," éWItCh. to a relationship wrth another gender for
“sexually fluid,” “ambisexuaL” or “omni- fmancralorcareergain orforaspecific purpose,
sexual.” Others prefer to remain label-free, SUCh as ....confinued on page 16
thereby challenging society's tendency to
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Judy served on the finance team for the amendment banning gay a