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A Publication of the Lexington fiat-i and L‘eslrizm Services flt'ganizatien
Imperial Court of KY . . Volume 21 Number3
. . ,. .. . . , Lextngton Pride Idol 2006
Rocky Horror Brag Show
The Pride Idol Contest gets underway
The ROCKY Horror Drag ShOW Will be Friday, March 3, 9:30 pm, at Crossings. On
presented by the Imperial Court Of Thurs, March 16 the next preliminary will
Kentucky on Tues. March 7, at Club Z 1, be at Mia’s at 8 pm_ Other preliminary
141 W- Vine. The production. an contests will be at Third Street Stuff (5/ 14)
adaptation of The Rocky Horror Picture and atThe BarComplex(5/26).
Show, Will feature Cammie Dietrick as Pride Idol was great fun last year and
Frank “N Furter; JC Lewis as Riff Raff; we hope that more people will come on out
Phoenix Gaye as Magenta, Alyssa and give it a try. Ccontestants are allowed
Williams as Columbia and Dale Lee to use on screen words with their karaoke
Hodge as Rocky. The doors will open at musicinthe preliminaries.
8pm and the production will begin at 9:30. You can pick up applications at any of
Coverwill be $5- Proceeds Wi” benefit the the participating locations or at the Pride
charities ofthelmperiaICourt. _ Center, 389 Waller Ave. (Call to be sure
Other members 0f the cast Include: someone is here 253-3233) Applications
Brad Shepherd as. Brad Majors; J-D- may be mailed in to GLSO, prior to the
Vaughn as Janet Weiss; Hunter Hayes as night of any competition along with a $10
D" Scott; Chris Rhoreras Edd'e; and Larry non-refundable registration fee. Or you
Stanley as Narrator. can turn in the application and fee the night
Members of the chorus of ofacompetition.
Transylvanians Include: Ed?" Towers, Up to twenty individuals will compete
Jenna J'Ve' Carmen Alexxms, Sabrina at each preliminary. Audience members
““30"? Mya 3‘- Jamesr '3'" Chand'er' will vote for their favorites with ballots that
Donnie Eerw,and Cheyenne. purchased for $1. The winners will
LDStzzrle'nggmjgrgofigtf(35"gajgzsf8n1lzy participate in the semi-finals at the State
——-L@——" ' Theater in May. A panel ofjudges will then
falsies Award Show select10 ofthese individuals to compete in
the Finals at this years Pride Picnic In
The annual Falsies Award ShOW, June. Everyone atthe picnicwill then vote
sponsored by the Imperial Court of KY, will forthe next Pride Idol.
be held Tuesday, March 21, at the KY
Theater in downtown Lexington, featuring Sponsor of the Month
special guest and Co-Mistress of
Ceremonies Trai La Trash, well-known
NYC entertainer and past Empress of the ETHEStO scorsone
Imperial Court of New York.(picture pg 3)
The Awards Show now in its ninth Attorney at Law
year recognizes achievement in the
community, especially in the art and craft 254-5776
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 ~_t GAY AND Fatrness Oscar Party
\ LESBIAN The Bluegrass Chapter of the Kentucky
,7 SERVICES Fairness Alliance invites the GLBT community
\ RGAN IZATION and its allies to a fundraising party in celebration
of Oscar Night on Sunday, March 5. The
Lsxmgfon’ KemUCky festivities will begin at 7 pm. at the Racquet
ma NEWS Club clubhouse at 3900 Crosby Drive.
Gay themes have influenced the ever-
Vol, 21 No.3 famous/notorious Hollywood box office for
published Monthly by: years. This year marks the firsttime that a movie
GLSO dealing explicitly with gay content could walk
away with the best film of the year award.
P.O. B°X1172 Lex., KY 40583 Brokeback Mountain, Capote, and
www.lexingtonglso@yahoo.com Transamerica have all received exquisite critical
www.webspawner.comluserslglsoqxnet acclaim. That is something to celebrate.
——Z_ Attendees should come dressed in formal,
News Ed't9’5 foux formal or dressy attire to enjoy hors
Mary Crone & JaCkle CObem d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Members of the
. . Imperial Court dressed as starlets will be on
P "de Center Office Manager hand for photo opportunities. Attendees may
Bi” Chandler choose a starlet to be picutred with and have a
359 253_3233 lasting memory. You will also have the chance
————-—-—— to bet on your favorite Oscar picks.
GLSO BOARD Entrance to the party is only $25. However,
, . for a $50 donation you will receive a free drink
Tom coulns! P r eS'dent ticket, and for $100 you will receive two drink
Joan Brannon, Vice Pres. ticket and a free photo with a starlet. While a
Ben Salyers, Secretary KFA representative will admit people at the door,
Thomas Collins KFA strongly encourages. you to make
reservations due to space limitations Go to.
Mary Crone http://eqfed.org/kyfairness/gala2006.htm to
Lindsay Mattingly make your reservation.
Terry MUHIPS Fairness Political Update...page 8
Cheryl Smith Lobby Day - Thurs. March 9
GLSO Membership Prtde Month Planning Meeting
8* Newsletter Everyone is invited to this first meeting of Pride Month
individuals/Couples 2006 planning. We are meeting on Monday, March 6 at
$20 per year 7:30 at the Pride Center. We hope that organizations that
See Insert are planning Pride Month events will send a representative
Opinions expressed in the GLSO to this meeting. Anyone else wanting to participate is
News are those of the authors and welcome to attend — we need your help.
don't necessarily represent those of This committee will be deciding on a theme for 2006,
the GLSO Board. Submissmns . . . . .
received after the deadline, which is setting up a calendar, planning the Pride Picnic, and
the 15th ofeach month, may be cut conSIdering new events. Have an idea for something new
ornot pn'nted when space is limited. and fun? Let us know. If you are interested but can not
Th? Staff’eFfe’YeS the right to editor make this meeting, leave a message with Bill at the Pride
reject submisswns and ads. Center 859 2533233.
GLSO page 2

 Community News
Falsie Awards Show Milestones
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of gender illusion. This year two people major 23a: is girCEVZSraprslfcrgfiy? Ouer
will be installed in the Falsies Hall OfFame Engagements Union Ceremonies
beguglast yea; IAwarg‘s fin." be presented Anniversaries and New Baby Arrivals may
V‘s/rrd ubs a; ing D c Ievehr/Inekn In be acknowledged by our close friends, but
Tezhnirgalesyu 2: Draarrngteic Rolae 3:1": they have yet to make the Herald Leader.lt
R l S pp t" R I S ’ . l istime forthis to change. ltwould be great
Pgrfgrmanlcggajrljlggn o e, pecra for our community to know how many of us
In additionthree ngw categories have ar e .celebrating our lives together in
been added: Outstanding Achievement in S'gmficgfévéafiw e 3 you to submit any
P03 CPerfotrmgntife, H'p Hop Se:ormano:, announcements of events important to you
anl dOL'm a. e Cormance.” :Lawfig: forour new Milestone Column. For$5 you
[Stigma-MW ISSServigggzci/ISrldy, thee Rub can print an announcement in a 2.5 by 1
Wizard Award the Phoenix’Bir d Awardy inch space. In addition to the milestones
theAnnie Cummins Bartendin Award the listed above, we Wi” include birthdays,
N ' A d d N g 1; th graduations, or any other event that is of
ygi: mage war , an ewcomer o e importancetoyou.
The featured performer, Trai La . 2
Trash, has graced the New York cabaret SlsterSound
circuit with her solo shows like “80 Over New Members Welcomed
the Rainbow” at NYC's Duplex. She has
appeared in HBO'S movie “Angels in Sister30und is nOW in rehearsal for
America.” Her role in the revival of Mae their May 20th_spring oonoert- .There is no
West's “The Pleasure Man” drew mention audition 'requrred 10 J0|n SisterSound,
in New York Magazine. Her live anyone Is welcome to show up at a
performances have heIped raise rehearsal and give It a try. Rehearsals are
thousands of dollars for charities all over at 6 Pm every Sunday at Landsdowne
the country. Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 333
Other entertainers will include Redding Rd- _ _
Phoenix Gaye, Eden Towers, Cammie Call Patti at 805-0243 or email
Dietrich, Nicole Diamond, Natalie Gaye, sistersound@hotmail.com forinformation.
Tracy Taylor, Lady Marmalade and
members of The Bar Complex show cast. Moveable Feast
The doors at the Kentucky will open at 8 .
PM and the show will get underway at 9 If you _can drive a car, you can
PM. There is a $10 donation at the door. change a m?- We are m great need 0f
proceeds will benefit Moveable Feast, drivers to deliver food to our clients. You
that prepares and serves home meals to can volunteer once a week, tvwce a
persons with HIV and clients of Hospice, month, orwhateverfits your schedule. We
Inc. 9 know that the gas prices are discouraging
but having a hot meal is life saving for
For information, contact Larry Stanley at many of our clients. Bring a friend along to
LDStanleyO9@aol.com or 859-312-3816. share the work&the cost. Call 252-2867
GLSO page 3 :4

 Rainbow familiar Kentucky Fairness Alliance
Rainbow Families of Lexington Family and Friends Lobbying Day
(RFOLKY) is an organization for gay and TIN/RM y MARC” 9 9 To 2
lesbian parents and our children in the . '
Lexington area. Our mission is to show our Fairness needs your support ”1
children that there are other families like Frankfort. Please plan to come to the
theirs. We invite you tojoin us. To become Capitol Annex. to lobby on March 9- We
a member call Jen at 533-3083 or join Will be meetinginthe cafeteria'ofthe annex
http://Groups.yahoo.com/groups/rfloky. at 9 am. You Will receive training of how to
We have events planned for the next talk to your representative about pending
few months.We are planning to go to legislation. .See page 10 forinformatin
Chuck E. Cheese Saturday March 25, about the billslthat have been introduced
from 11 to 1. lnApril we will having a Easter so farthis sesswn.
egg hunt. Check the April newsletter for 40+ Club
date, place and time.
The 40+ Club is a group for women
over 40 (and their younger friends) who
me 8‘" 00mp¢ex are interested in attending a wide variety
224 East Main of activities together. We usually meet the
We have a number of upcoming second Sunday of each month for
events at the Bar Complex. On Friday, planning. In March we are not sure about
March 10 we will present the Miss Bar our meeting time so please contactGinger
Complex pageant. On Fri. March 17 we at at 859-253-0061 or ggclr@yahoo.com
are hosting the Victims Of Desire Male for information or to be added to the
Revue. On Fri. March 24 join us for The mailing “St-
Disco Ball: Friday Night Fever @ The Bar
Gay Pride Union of Kentucky
. The Gay Pride Union is a newly formed
Ballroom Dancmg peer support group for the GLBT
. Anyone willing to teach Ballroom Community in Somerset, KY. For more info
Dancing for GLBT folks at a reasonable email:Alexstalcup@yahoo.com
cost? There are a number of people
intested in learning to dance but Arthur SOULFORCE
Murry doesn’t seem the place for same _ _
sex couples to go. Soulforce is a national, interfaith
If you would be willing to teach or are movement With the 903' Of freedom for
interested in classes, call Bonita at 266- lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
1696. people from religious and political
oppression through the practice of
,,- relentless nonviolent resistance.
9 3:513; itzvfai’ioxafiriif’t Jamie McDaniel is the coordinator of
v j' ' our local Soulforce group and created the
web site for national Soulforce. Go to.
Jessica Bollinger LCSW www.soulforce.org to find information
. . . about the Soulforce Freedom Ride
Imago Relationship TheraPISt starting in March or watch some vidoes
EMDR Trauma Work avaiable for purchase.
Couples. Family. Individual For more info about local activities,
imagoconnection.com 552-6533 email Jamie: jamiemcd@insightbb.com.
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 Sponsor of the Month
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389 Waller Ave. 859 253-3233 .Mim. - m. 1 ii - 3 Sat 10 -2
In addition to business hours ART/573' PHIWPR WIGHT
EVER}, SAN/RDA}, ,0 ' 2 Phillip Wight has a display of his art at
WED EVEN/N65 5 - 7 the Pride Center this month. He does pen
THURSDAYS 3 _ 7 and ink drawings with water colortones. He
is a professional Calligrapher with styles in
2ND SATURDAY FEB ’1 6 ' 9 Gothic and Script Art. Mr. Wight is from New
3 . ‘ , , . Orleans and arrived here after Katrina.
' I‘Idc (finite? IKChV‘hes Mr. Wight is a graduate of the University
of Tennessee with a major in Art. He also
P'ide "on". Meeting attended the Parson’s School of Art in New
Monday, Math 6 7130 York. His work will remain on display for
open to a" - see page 2 most of this month and a number of pieces
are for sale at very reasonable prices. Come
Lesbian Movie Nights by the Pride Center and take a look..
Thursdays March 2 & 16 7 pm Happy Fifth Anniversay
. GLSO Ga Strai ht Alliance
Second Saturday nghts Y g
M h 11 _ 6 t 9 In March 2001 Sarah Martin, Emily
are 0 Scarr, (seniors in High School), Mary Crone
Join us for the movie RENT and Ann Detjen met in the Pride Center to
start a GSA. The internal walls were being
DISCUSSION GROUP built, there were hammers, saws and step
ladders everywhere, but we were excited to
Every Wed.-7 pm Open to all have a place to get started.
Jane. Iadyianeky@yahoo.com By the third meeting there were 14
young people and four advisors. We were
40 + wane“ thrilled at the turn out. We soon were
Please contact Ginger at meeting every week and now also meet
ggclr@yahoo.com for information. once a month or so on Saturdays to make it
easierforthe out of town teens.
. , At first, gay boys were in the majority,
lemhghh 'hSIQh" with some straight and lesbian girls. Last
A group for Gay Men year we had our first regular attending
March 3 and 10 straight boys and now ourlesbian, bi-sexual,
. . and straight girls outnumberthe boys. 0 v e r
Pride Center 7'30 150 young people have attended more than
everyone '3 welcome to attend one meeting. Gay and straight teens
. c together are changing the atmosphere in our
“EX/(3 need edViSOE’S 10f Gui” public schools (see page 18) and in our
GSA for Youth country. They are awesome!
. ° We are looking for new advisors -
Iflnterested, call mary at 255-5904 particularly men. If interested, call mary
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basis of race, color, religion, disability,
KFA continues its lobbying efforts in familial status or national origin, birth sex, or
Frankfort to insure equality for all GLBTQ age." In laymen's terms, if this was voted
persons. KFArecentlyenjoyedawinwith into the Ky State Constitution, the state
the passage of HB 270, the school would not be allowed to enact legislationthat
harassment bill. Anti-gay conservative would protectGLBTQ persons.
Mark Harmon of Danville introduced two - On a positive note, KFA fully supports
amendments to the bill that would allow SB 99, the Statewide Fairness Bill. This bill
teachers or school administrators to not will help insure that GLBTQ Kentuckians
enforce the bullying policy if it conflicted outside of Louisville, Lexington, and
with their personal religious beliefs. Covington can enjoy equal rights. KFAneeds
These amendments gave teachers a your supportl. For information about lobby
defense for condoning discrimination days and more ways to be involved go to
against GLBTQ students. KFA rallied for http://eqfed.org/kyfairness/Iobbycenter.html
the bill without the amendments, and HB Nothing moves votes like a visit from a
270 passed withouttheirinclusion. constituent, and nothing makes more of an
One victory does not win the war. impact on a legislator than the personal
The struggle is far from over. KFA is stories of people who are gay, lesbian,
lworking to defeat the Anti-Fairness Bill bisexual, or transgender and our allies.
(SB 178) and the “Civil Wrongs” March9is friends and family day in Frankfor,
Amendment (HB 226). The latter is a and that includes all GLBTQ individuals.
proposed constitutional amendment that Join us in the cafeteria of the Capitol Annex
would prohibit the state from ever at 9 am for training on how to talk to
enacting “any statute, ordinance, legislators. We will be talking to them from
administrative regulation, rule, or policy to then until about 2 pm. Please Come Out and
create a legal basis for a person to claim join us in Frankfort.
, Real Estate Serv1ce W 1th
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Mobile: 859-338-8483
Voice Mail: 859-294-2055 E"“'"s"‘s"'
Fax: _859 269'0065 Serving Lexington &
E-Mall: SAcker4224@aol.com All of Central Kentucky
Call me With all your Real Estate Needs
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March 2006 ____—___l
Sunday Monday Tuesda Wednesdaay Friday _ Saturday _ \
The 2006 Lexington Pride Idol Preliminagy Contest Dates: 7p GLSO Discussion Center Open 10a-_7p 7:30p Lexington Insight enter Opon10a-2p
__ Group-PC 7p Lesbian Movie Night-PC @ the Pride Center v p Narcotics Anonymous M I
*Friday, March 3rd. 9:30 pm. at Crossings, 117 N. Limestone -- 8p Gay/Lesbian AA 730 p Gay/Lesbian AA call for place 278-7103 Weekly A“ ' "3
*Thursday, March 16th. 3:00 pm. at Mia's, 120 3. Upper St. Call for place 27871 03 (call for place) 278-7103
*Friday, April14th. 8:00 pm. atThl'rd StreetStuff, 257 N. Limestone. 9:30p Pride Idol Contest Merrie-ye: '
*Wednesday,ApriI26th. 8:00 pm. atThe BarComplex, 224 E. Main St. @CROSSINGS g gem - {30% test???”
__ lscuSSlon peo er a or
" —— Location] 278-7403
$133331 19:? 5U glyph 89 AA Open 7p GSA (call for place 7,, GLSO Discussion Center Open 10a-7p 7:30 p Gay/Lesbian AA ggmgggfcgfignmfi’s Tuesdays:
6 ‘S‘ frsl YgRa: I Dlscussmn/Speakers 255.5904) Group-PC (call for place) 278-7103 call for place 278-7103 7 m _ GSA [Go Stroi ht Alliance
p 'S e 0”" e earsa (call for place) 278-7103 8p Gay/Lesbian AA “35 Bar Complex 9 V g
I Call for place 278-7103 I Wednesdays:
t 7pm - GLSO Discussion Group
i i 8pm — Gay/Lesbian AA [Call for
W—lmwwwm— Location] 278-7103
1030 a 8" Wm" SpAA Open 7p GSA (call for place Dis ..._ l» Center Open 108-79 I7-30 ' ' '
. _ gt. :3. . _ _ . p Lexmgton Insight Center Open 10a-2p Fridays:
:flgzwoggfleéfgjgg) Discussion/Speakers 266-5904) it C 95: 70 Lesbian MOVie Night-PC |@ the Pride Center 2p Narcotics Anonymous 8pm - Gay/Lesbian AA
p Integrity @St. Michgel's (03"foip'ace) 2787103 ' ‘ ’l 8" Emu“ c°"t°"@ .7130 pear/LesbianAA “i" f°' 9'“ 2784103 (Call for Location) 278-7403
p SisterSound Rehearsal 7p Lexmgton Lyons-PC ‘ 'i_ii;ii‘?‘_ii“'i'fipe ’i MIA, i (call for place) 278-7103 , -
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‘ ? W"? Victims O’DBSI’G Male 2pm NOlCOTiCS Anonymous
Newsletter Dead-line Revue @ The Bar Complex 2 7 8— 7] 0 3
a 3. 11a uu Church 8p AA Open 7p GSA (call for place 7p GLSO Discussion Center Open toe-7p 7:30 p Gay/Lesbian AA Center Open toe-2p Sundays:
10:30 a St. Myctlal Discussion/Speakers 255.5904) Group-PC " ‘ (call for place) 278-7103 2p Narcotlcs Anonymous 9:000m & i tom _ UU Church
9‘39"} "“9ng “"9- @ Si (call for place) 278—7103 i 8p Gay/Lesbian AA The Disco Ball: Friday ca" for Place 273-7103 Womhip Services
.gcsgfefSound Rehearsal 7:30p GLSO Board Mtg. i Call for place 278-7103 Night Fever @ The Bar 1 0: 30 _ MOSS, sr. Myonol The MO,
:30plmperial Court Mtg-P I Complex 6pm - SisterSound Rehearsal @
i l Londsdowne Presby. Church.
9a.and 11a UU Church 8p AA Open ! 7p GSA (call for place II-molldy:
10.30 a St. Mychals Discussion/Speakers . 266-5904) , 6pm - The lmpenol Court
g’ffijggmfifggglsa' (call for place) 278-7103 SoulForce -Coll Jamie 230-5o25
Church y. ‘ ' 7:30pm Lexington Insight
Monlll A Miles:
M on d “Y's? ‘1' Sun days- More information about many of the events are in this newsletter. You may want to call
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Recipes from Over The Rainbow
The GLSO is collecting recipes for our cookbook, “Recipes from
Over the Rainbow.”We are asking the community for submissions. Along
with your submission, we are asking you to share a personal story, to be
printed along with the recipe, about how The GLSO or any ofits
programs (The Pride Center, GSA, Discussion Group, Art Gallery, Library,
etc...) has had an impact in your life or someone's life you know. Please .
add your story to end ofthe recipe. Ifyou have a recipe you want to
share without a personal story, that is perfectly OK, too.
Type of Recipe: (Appetizer, Main Dish,Veg. etc)
. Submitted by: (Can remain anonymous)
Title of Recipe:
Please continue on other side if necessary
Recipes can be can be dropped ofTatThe Pride Center, mailed to
GLSO P.O. Box 1172, Lexington, KY 40588 or emailed to
thomasc@kmsf.0rg or lexingtonglso@yahoo.com.
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 Recipe continued - or space for your personal story
We need your financial support to keep the Center open
and to continue these community based projects.
or give a subscription to a friend.
V Pride Library —
ActOut Theatre Group GLSO Discussion Group
Speakers Bureau Lexington Insight - men’s social & support group
Name : Phone:
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 STAGE TWO have became aware that I cant touch my
_ girlfriend among other gay people Without
by Jake CObem getting butterflies in my stomach .
_ _ u _ v I was working on my computer one
T_h'e '5 about beinng 0“" and at nightand it hit me likea ton of brick. In past
the same time not being OUI ' I have been relationships, there was always a part of
GUI since I was a 15 year-old 9'”; I came me thatwanted to hold hands or caress her
out '" anger to my family and somety as a face and enjoy being at gay functions. i did
whole. I was a ward of the state the last 3 go to a music festival and boy was that a
years Of myiuvenile years. When the state culture shock. I came home with a thirst for
turned me loose I went “Md and d'd the love and affection that those women
whatever I could to'have fun. I was never gave to each other there so freely. Even to
big on relationships. Sure I wanted strangers who showed they needed
someone _I0 love me and make me feel someone to say, “Hey I care because your
that speCIal way that only that speCial Family.”
someone can make ”3 feel; You know Nowl haveagirlfriend yetlam finding
what I m talking about, and Its "0t about it hard to be affectionate around other gay
sex. Although that does come later if all people. The other night I wanted to hold
goes well. her hand and I couldn't get myselfto reach
lam 43 now although I feel as though out and take her hand in mine andjust hold
I am 3“” "I my early 30 s I have been I” a it. So finally I called her up andjust told her
few relationships, serious and ”0t so what I realized and asked her to help me
serious. I dont think I “eye as much on this. She said no problem dear, l'll help
experience as a lot of my friends when it in anyway I can.
comes totrelationships. Only one of my This woman is willing to help me find
relationships lasted a year and we stayed that part of myself that so badly wants to be
me“)! much to ourseives. _ My other free to show her affection. I am so excited
relationships were either intentionally kept about this journey I am about to go on with
e secret or were so short we never had this beautifulwoman. lfeel like I have been
time to‘somalize. given a second chance to finally express
Sometirges I wondered what was? wrong all the love I have kept pent up for so many
With me. Why did they leave me- I now years. I'm not saying I am ready to go out
believe that I was Just a person that and start kissing and holding hands in front
crossed over the" paths on my wax to ofthe‘straight’ community, butl'm willing to
where I am today. I don't regret havmg starttrying to in my community.
known them. They have helped me to get Love truly is a gift. We shouldn't wait
to where I am now. My first gay in the dark fearing what others might say
experiences werent . bad, Wet maybe or do. Don’t destroy love with harsh words
lonely. We were affectionate mainly inthe or, on the flip side of the coin, no words. If
bedroom. I" my longest IaSI'W you love someone say it now, you might be
relationship, we hardly ever touched gone in the next moment and they may
affectionately. never hear you say it again. Hug and kiss
Several years have gone by where I them when you feel like it, you don't know
have chosen to stay Single out of fear of when you may have another opportunity.
being hurt again. I have had no problem We are fighting for our right to love
being an open and very med lesbian one another, so lets do that. Hate and
these past few years. Ihave now allowed anger only beget more hate and anger.
someone to get close tome (In that speCIal Telling or showing ourfriends and partners
sort of way. i must admit I am terrified, but we love them brings so much more by into
in the most amazing wonderful way. But I ourlives.
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mannere e a e. ewas nown or er
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by "730’ Omne and as one of the leaders who initially
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became a feminist, or realized I already According to .Rita Mae Brown the
was one, in 1970 or so and have been a .. ,, i. . ’ .
member of NOW (National Organization 23%?) A‘tlafiggiggeofiggvy 31:33; gel:
for Mme“) for most 0f the last 35 years. that lesbians were becoming a public
Sill/Ill fur'sjdéns’sggzhfafytgitfgizgfirssg relationsthreat to the women's movement.
helped change the lives of American This term is often attributed to Friedan. It
women was certainly true that by 1969 lesbian
Friedan wrote and published The feminists were beginning to make their
Feminie Mystique in 1963, describing the fnoonvienriresnt knFiiéZarY'tgge tgfiieierllllgllii
American housewife as frustrated and ‘ . . . .
isolated by the post warAmerican culture. Szgijrmg lifisebfigtslégintth::drjfigatlhsg
As women took to the streets to demand should to ste back oreven out
equal rights, Friedan was frequently at the At th 98 d C ' t U 't
head of the march and often shouting from Women h; d Sicilnew @233; iii 19?:
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beginning to name for themselves. In the 32:: Of $223 rather tthaen da rba‘ggfiisf
early 70's she was even called “more of a emblazoned iii/itl‘ilo'r'LavaeIiidrere Menace?
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 Lesbians used the term “compulsory In spite Friedan's initial distrust of
heterosexuality” to draw attention to the lesbians, and her irasc1ble, d'ffiCU”
assumption that all women were straight personality, she helped forge thewoman's
and that their issues were “women's issues”. movement ofthe last forty years. Perhaps
They argued that the tendency of the press, we could use-a few more t'ke her as we
politicians, and quite a few men to label the continueto SthVe for equal rights. _
more outspoken feminists as lesbians wasa Many issues remain. Poverty '3
divisive technique thatNOWshould stand in increasing and a lot more women than
opposition to. And “standing in opposition” men are POOF- Our rightto CONtI'OI _0UV
should include welcoming lesbians and bodies isin danger; in addition to abortion,
taking theirissues seriously. emergency birth control and the right to

During and after that Second alternative insemination may be targeted
Congress, straight and lesbian feminists bythe rightwing.Violenceagainstwomen
talked with each other at greater depth and and Children ithUdihg rape and spouse
lesbian were fuuy welcomed into NOW. The abuse are still prevalent. Lesbians still do
chapter I joined in 1971 had a discussion not have the rights We need to protectour
group for straight and lesbian women to get families. Perhaps it is time for YOU to J0in
to know one another. Perhaps ifl hadjoined NOW— G0 to WWW-h9W-0i9 and see all the
I would have come out years earlier.) issues they are working on.

, - lover of literature, music, and films. Oscar
You re the One for Me’ Morrlssey Wilde and James Dean were among his

By Lori O’Connor idols. He worshipped and identified with
. outsiders,the marginalized. l n

He has been praised as “the’greatest— 1982, he metguitarlstJohnny Marr, formed
ever lyricist of desire” by one biographer. The The Smiths, and began composing highly
British music magazine New Musical literate songs influenced by his favorite
Express named him “most influential artist sources, such as the Shelagh Delaney
ever.” His former band, The Smiths, was play and movie,ATaste of Honey, a story
even dubbed ”the greatest rock band of all about isolation and the power of
time.” imagination.

Extravagant praise but most fans of Vlfith wit, anger, and compassion,
Morrissey would not disagree. He has Morrissey has written about social
inspired writers, musicians, intellectuals, problems, political issues, unrequited love,
filmmakers, working-class adults and and alienation. The Smithswith Morrissey
sensitive teenagers alike. The adoration as their centerpiece were a refreshing
expressed during a Morrissey concert is alternative to the over-commercialized,
intoxicating, and inspiring. Men rush the slick