xt79zw18pg34 https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt79zw18pg34/data/mets.xml Lexington, KY Pride Community Services Organization 201205 This collection contains newsletters produced by the Lexington, Kentucky based Pride Community Services Organization. Included are publications from the organization through multiple name changes, such as LinQ magazine (July 2013-2016); the GLSO (Gay and Lesbian Services Organization) News (August 1986-June 2013); the GSO (Gay Services Organization) newsletter (1979-July 1986). Accession number 2016ms055. newsletters  English Pride Community Services Organization Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Pride Community Services Organization publications LGBTQ community--Kentucky LGBTQ culture LGBTQ newspapers Gay men Lesbians Bisexual people Transgender people Sexual minorities Gender identity Drag culture GLSO News, May 2012 text GLSO News, May 2012 2012 2019 true xt79zw18pg34 section xt79zw18pg34 D G L S O
Business owner shocked ’
by discrimination
sponsors T-shirts for
Pride Festival
' Sponsored by
Imperial Court of Kentucky

 LOCAL BUSINESS The incitiai run of SOS t-Cshirts [if being
printe a no cost y incy ppare,
OWNER SHOCKED AT who would otherwise charge around
DISCRIMINATION; $3\%00ffolr ShCh an grder- k
“ e et t e nee to ma e a seri—
SPONSORS PRIDE ous stand against discrimination.
FESTIVAL T-SHIRTS Tnehmoney we lojse onhthis projetét is
not ing compare to t e propa a ion
By Don Lowe! of hate that Hands On Originats has
“ , Edltgr . conveyed by refusing to deal with an
We need tOhX thlSi W35 the reaction organization that helps the commu-
of Chris Swain, Senior Accounts Man- nity strive."
ager of Cincy Apparel, Upon learning GLSO Board President Aaron Baker
of Hands On Originals refusal to print said the committee received numer-
t-shirts for this year’s LeXington Pride ous offers to print the t—shirts at dis-
Festival, scheduled for downtown Lex— counted prices.
ington on June 30.
“I was completely shocked that Hands “One of the unintended consequences
0h_ Originals WOUld dlSCtlmlhete of the ongoing situation with Hands
against anyone, let alone a festival On Originals refusing to Print the t-
that celebrates diversity. said Swain. shirts for our pride Festiva is the out-
“ As_bu5iness professmrials, we have pouring of support we've seen from
no Tlght t9 JUdQe 0”! CllehtS- MY 10h the community. We've had nearly a
lS t0, Dflede a serVice for the com- dozen t—shirt printing companies, both
mUhltY- . , _ , local and national, contact us to say
The Lexmgton Pride Festival, which that the? would be happy to print our
regularly raws crowds upwards of t-shirts or the Pride Festival, and that
10,000 peoigle, began "1 2908 as a they do not discriminate. It is heart-
means to ce ebrate leerSltY m_Central ening to see that there are businesses
and Eastern Kentucky. PartiCipants who recognize that discrimination just
from all over the state and surround- isn't good business, and that the GLBT
ing areas have the opportunity to pur— community's dollars are just as green
chase merchandise, listen to Singers as anyone else's."
and songwriters, view and read art
and literature BHd interact With mem- Swain took it upon himse|f to learn
bers 0f the LGBT community. The more about the festival and its spon-
festival also gives local busmesses the soring organization.
opportunity to sell their goods and “After participating in a recent meet—
services by manning booths, advertis- ing with GLSO and discussing their
"‘9 In promotional materials or SDQh' needs, I felt even more confident that
soring_the festival itself. Over the five the choice to sponsor this event was a
year hlStOl'Y. more than 150 local bus" good one. GLSO strives to serve their
nesses have partiCipated- . _ community with essential services,
In mi_d:l\{|arch, Hands On‘ Originals, and we couldn’t be more proud to
after initially quoting a price for the work with such a great organization."
t-shirt print Job, told a representative said Swain.
of the Lexington Pride Festival they
would "0t lelht the t'SthtS based on The Lexington Pride Festival will take
religious beliefs stating the festival’s place, rain or shine, this June 30,
message would clash with the com- 2012, beginning at 11 am. in down-
DehY 5.Chrl5t!eh based values. town Lexington at the Courthouse
Followmg thlS, on March 25th, the Square. The festival's message of
GLSO board met l” emergency_se55i_on valuing diversity among people will
and agreed to file a complaint With be on display everywhere and espe-
the HRC under the Lexmgton Fairness cially on the t—shirts sponsored by
Ordinance. The case is pending. Cincy Apparel.
“I felt l‘ke _Cincy Apparel should .“Ot “Give love and be tolerant of every-
only apologize for such a discrimina- one. These are the principles our
t9” actby our competitor, bUt to help business was founded upon and we
“ght, ““5 wrong by 9'V'“9 what we continue to practice them every day."
can. added Swain. Said Swain.

 Issue 5 2012 Feature Story '
Busmess donates shirts
ICK Coronation GSA Meeting
Planned 5 Every Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Pride Center
. GLSO Board Meeting
Negative Partners .
of HIV Positive Thursday, May 3, 6.30 p.m.
6 Pride Center
Discussion Trans Kentucky
Groups Meeting
8 Saturday, May 5, 6:30 p.m.
Pride Center
Pride Prom 10 Lexington Pride Festival Meeting
Thursday, May 10 & 24, 7 p.m.
Pride Center
Imperial Court of Kentucky Meeting
¥°'lll,".tgers needed Sunday, May 13 & 27, 6 p.m.
or r' e 10 Pride Center
Negative Partners of HIV Positive
People Meeting
GLSO_ Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m.
Classrfieds 12 Pride Center

 GLSO News Issue 5 2012

_ . Aaron Baker, President
The GLSO News '5 PUP'BhEd Vice President, Ginger Moore-
monthly by and for the Lexmgton Minder
Gay and Lesbian Services Organi- Paul Brown Secretary
zation members and community. Tommy Brodbeck, Treasurer
The mission of the Lexington Gay GLSO DIRECTORS
and Lesbian Services Organization
is to provide support and services
. Mary Crone, GSA

to the GLBTQQIA community. Jeremy Law, At Large
The vision of the Lexington Gay Don Lowe, At Large
and Lesbian Services Organiza-
tion is to empower the GLBTQQIA GLSO STAFF
community through voice.

Chad Hundley, Office Manager
The Lexington GLSO is founded
upon the core values of fun, in—
clusion, respect, integrity, dignity, EDITORIAL NOTES
servnce and competence. The GLSO is currently looking for
GLSO Pride Center ggvgfnggqbytotrsdagénfig$°na'
389 Waller Avenue d't' @ | e es e ’ I
Suite 100 e I or .g so.org.
Lexington, Ky. 40504 Prlde center Hours
859.253.3233 aura Mo3n &7Tues_n; Clgsed,

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www.glso.org 7pm, Fri Pllapm-Spm andpSat

"Views expressed in this newsletter are solely those of the contributor and
do not necessarily reflect the views of the GLSO."

 ICK’s 30th Year end by visitirlig oritJ‘: website at
- www.imperia cou en uc y.or
I B C(SDrTltlggéO El??? and clicking on “Coronation 319’
I y 0 I on n u or on the left sidebaZr. CBDr you may
. ]0ll'l us on our ace 00 age
The Imperial Court of Kentucky where all of our events are lliosted
i5 Preparing to wrap_u_p Yet an- as well. Dignitaries and Court-
other year of fundraismsiqin the iers from across three nations
Bluegrass e5 we approac Coro- will convene here in downtown
nation 31 in June. The Impe- Lexington to help us celebrate
rial Court Of Kentucky has been another year of fundraising for
in eXistence for 30 years here in our community. This is your
Kentucky. Through the years we chance to meet new friends
have bUiit community relation- from places far and wide that
Ships; raised money for charities share a similar cal and inter-
in need and prowded a social est in funding (331' and GLBT
outlet to any and all acceKting friendly charities.
of. the GLBT community. ll 0
this. came from those humble Our membership is 107 individu-
beginnings established by our als strong and we invite each of
Kentucky founders, Marlon Aus— you to join us this June to pro-
tin and reg Butler. vide your voice and participate
. . , in the Coronation of your new
Each year, beginning With our Monarchs, whoever that may
first Monarchs, Empress Julie be. Voting for Monarch candi-
Vaulghn and Emperor Roz Allen, dates takes place on the night
we ave held an annual orona- of Coronation on Sunda , June
tion Ball. It is_ at this time that 3 2012 just outside of the 2nd
our membership elects the next Floor Grand Ballroom of the Lex-
Monarchs to re