xt7ftt4fqz10 https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7ftt4fqz10/data/mets.xml Lexington, KY Pride Community Services Organization 200604 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, April 2006 text GLSO News, April 2006 2006 2019 true xt7ftt4fqz10 section xt7ftt4fqz10 Gay and
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Lexmgton Pride Idol 2006 .
Ernesto Scorsone Receives
The GLSO Pride Idol Contest has Humanitarian Award
begun. The next two preliminaries are on
Friday, April 14 at Third Street Stuff and The Kentucky Conference for
Wednesday April, 26 at the Bar Complex. Community and Justice has chosen
30th contests Wi” begin at 8 pm and the Senator Ernesto Scorsone to receive the
organizers Wi” be there by 6 to take Lauren K. Weinberg Humanitarian Award
applications. You can pick up applications for 2006. He will be honored at their
atanyofthe participating locationsoratthe annual dinner on Thursday, April 27 at
Pride Center, 389 Waller Ave. There is a Griffin Gate Resort. The Bluegrass
$10 registration fee. (03” to be sure CommunityandTechnicalCollegewlllalso
someone is here 253*3233) be honored that evening.

You do nothaveto be GLBTtocompete Scorsone was chosen for his
in this contest. All are welcome. On the advocacy work within the Kentucky
14th atThird Street Stuff, the contest will be Legislature and in the state as a whole.
held outside 0” the patio, weather He has consistently worked for equality
permitting.This isthe one location opento and falr treatment of all people. He
people under the age 0f 21- They serve sponsored the School Safety Act, and
foodsocomeoutandjointhefun legislation to ensure minority

UPtO twenty individuals Wi" compete at representation in the school system. He
each preliminary. Audience members W” has advocated for healthcare reform, for
vote fortheirfavoriteswith ballots that can GLBT rights, and for stricter bullying
be purchased for $1. The winners will policies in publicschools,.
participate in the semi-finals at the State Over a decade ago, Scorsone was
Theaterin May. Apanelofjudgesincluding one of the lawyers that successfully
Robbie Bartlet and Steve Johnson will worked to overturn Kentucky‘s sodomy
select ten individuals to compete in the stature. He has been an advocate for
Finals at this year’s Pride Picnic in June. GLBT people in many ways.

Everyone at the picnic willthen vote forthe lf you would like to attend the dinner
nextPrideldol. tickets are $100 and can be purchased

The winner will receive a trophy, a gift from KCCJ at255_9339.
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3 Midway is filled with excellent restaurants, (859) 2304 705
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1 and merchants.
' In September of 2004 we moved to AVOL announces its 13' Annual “Run
f our beautiful new location on Main Street as One” 5K! On Sunday April 23, 2005 at 2
and began having live music in the café on p.m .Runners and walkers from across the
S Tuesday nights With occasional Friday area willjoin us to “Run as One” in support
i night concerts in the Thoroughbred of those living with HIV/AIDS. This year's
5 Theater next door. event will be held at the Courthouse Plaza
' We have been fortunate enough to on Limestone Street in downtown
’ host Wishing Chair, The Bats and Sally Lexington,KY.
i Hammitt, a wonderful local musician who Registration begins at noon. The cost
’ sings originals along With the sounds 0f is $20 per individual or $15 per person for
’ Melissa Etheridge, Natalie Merchant and teams of five or more. The day will include
* Sarah McLaughlin. exciting entertainment and prizes for the
- Our 2006 music calendar is now top male and female runners in each age
‘ taking shape. The musicians listed here group, including cash prizes for the overall
are of specific interest to our community. top three male and female individuals. For
Wishing Chair Will be makingalocal more information about the event,
stop in the cafe on Friday. April 28th at 7 including sponsorship and team and
P-m- ($8 cover). Fresh from a west coast individual registration, please visit
tour which included dates from Vancouver, httg: [{www.aidsvolunteers.org.
BC to Oakland, CA, their latest CD is
gathering praise from Curve to SingOut! . - .
Magazine (where their song “Bully Circus" RECIPES From over The Rainbow
will be featured this spring)._You can find The GLSO will be collecting recipes
out more info @ www.mshmgcharncom. until the end of April for its upcoming
During this concert our full menu Will be cookbook "Recipes From Over the
available. _ _ Rainbow: Entertaining ForAGay Ole Time,
On Tuesday evenings, musrc runs Guarnteed Lesbilicious."
from 5:30 pm - 8 pm. Classical cellist and Submissions can be sent to
local activist, Roberta Guthrie will play on | e xi n g to h g l s o @ y a h o o _ c o m,
April 4th, Lori O'Connor will join us on thomasc@kmsf.org or dropped off at The
May 9th With original and pop vocals With Pride Center. If you have a personal story
acoustic guitar and Sally Hammitt will about The GLSO to be printed along with
play on May 23rd. Information about other the recipe, please submit this at the same
Tuesday night musicians is available at time. We hope to have these printed and
www.kygallery.com/quirk or by calling availableduring Pride Month.
GLSO page 3

 Rainbow familiar Pride Month 2005
Lexington‘s only GLBT parenting Plans are underway fora great Pride
group, Rainbow Families of Lexington Month in June 2006. The first event on
(RFOL) is gearing up for a fun spring and Thursday, June 1 will be a celebration of
summer. The group enjoyed their first the newly painted Pride Centerincludinga
Parent Nights Out on March 25th and reception forthe PrideArtShowthatwillbe
enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Alfalfa's on display throughout the month. If you
restaurant. UKs Lavendar organization are an artistthatwould like to display some
provided the babysitting for the evening, at of your work, give us a call at the office at

the GLSO center. We can foresee many 253-3233 orcallmaryat266-5904.
more ofthese types ofevents to come! The Imperial Court Coronation

In April RFOL will be scheduling an Weekend will also be held on the first few
Easter Egg hunt forthe kids. Details will be days of June. This is always a spectacular
communicated to the group via theirYahoo event.

Groupsforum: http://groupsyahoo. The Pride Picnic will be held on
com/grOUQ/rfolky. Other future events Sunday, June 11 atWindy Knoll Farm from
includeadate at ChuckECheese. 11 amto4pm- New this year, 11 am untill

For more information on Rainbow pm will be family time. And “family" in this
Families or upcoming RFOL events please sense means there Wl" be parents and
contaCtChery| at 523-3083. children enjoying games and picnic food.

Everyone is welcome to arrive during this
Sistersound COHCQTt time. The Pride Idol Contest will begin at2
so come to vote for your favorite singer.

SisterSound is_ hard at work in We will need volunteer helpthe day of
preparation for the” May 20th Spring the picnic so if you can lend a hand for an
“me”.- save the date- F.” more '“fo- hour or so call the office, 253-3233. You
about SisterSound call Patti at 859 806- .

0243 or email sistersound@hotmail.com COUId help 8,8", raffle t'CketS’ tell fortunes,

do face painting, or whatever you can

Ballroom Dancing dream up to promote a carnival

Anyone willing to teach Ballroom lfyou would like to help plan the picnic
Banging for GLBT folks at a reasonable or other pride events, come to the Pride
9°St' There are a number Of people Planning Meeting on Monday, April 10 at
intestedinlearningtodancelf you would 7'30 tth P 'd C t
be Willing to teach or are interested in ' pma e n e en er.
classes, call Bonita at 266-1 696.

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accceplt same sex couples. r{Sorry l ' Keep the love you find,
implied otherwize last month. ' 4 — Get the ’0'“? YOU want!”

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Pride Lenter News
389 Waller Ave. 359 253-3233 .Mim. - in. 10 -3 Sat 10 - 2
Wed Evenings 5 - 7 Thursdays 3 - 7 & 2nd Saturday Feb 11 6 - 9
Drop by for a chat, visit the Pride Library, or join one of the activities groups below.
Pride Center Activities united for a long weekend to celebrate the
. birth of a friend's baby, they revisit past
Lexmgton Ly 01H: conflicts and find new connections. This is a
- fun and sensual film. Sharon Pollack,
Leather and LB!!! Club Director., w/ Harvey Feirstein, Monica Bell,
April 10, 7 pm Pride Center Ellen McLaughlin, and Olivia Negron.
Pride Month Meeting What Happened to the C0101“?
Monday, April 10 7:30 Over the last four years we have
We will meet outside the door enjoyed printing the GLSO News with some
and then go somewhere to talk color on most pages. We have recently had
' to get a new printer and, unfortunately, the
, - . ~ - - . inkforthis printer is more expensive. In fact,
_ LESblafl MWé NW“) we are now having t pay for black ink which
. I. , ' ‘ . ' was previously free. The black ink is still less
tfiUlSdPly'S AR"! 3 Vg‘ _]9 7 pm expensive than the color but nevertheless,
we vote on Wh'Ch mOV'e to watch the cost of printing and distributing the
newsletter is now over $600 per month.
le’dhg‘hh 'hSigh" Even with our monthly sponsors and our ad
Every Friday in April revenue we are not always breaking even.
Pride Center 7'30 m Therefore, this month we are
_ ' p experimenting with using very little color so
everyone '3 welcome to attend we can then evaluated how much money we
are spending on non essential color ink.
DISCUSS/0N GROUP Colorwill still be available to our advertisers.
EVERY WED. 7 PM OPE/V 7'0 All We also want to encourage people to
use the form on page 15 and start receving
JANE! [ADYJANEKY@YAH00.COM this newsletteratyourhome. Thanks.
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Second Saturday Nights ‘ Everythlng orSomethlng for
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follows the lives of a group of women who .
went to college together in the 703. Re- Donny Hrdllcka & Russell Draper
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 ] Imperial Cfllll'l 0i Kentucky 2006 Falsie Awards
Outstanding Achievement in Wardrobe Karen Kollett
) Outstanding Achievement in Hair LaToya Bacall
_ Outstanding Achievement in Make-up Carmen Alexxis
'3: Outstanding Achievement in Dance Hunter Hayes
E Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Sabrina Nicole
H, Outstanding Achievement in DJ'ing CandyBoy @ The Bar
Outstanding Achievement in Dramatic Role J.D. Vaughn
,6 Miss Congeniality Award Sierra Reign
‘3 Outstanding Achievement in Technical Support Ron Sarver
8 New Image Award Jenna Jive
:1 Outstanding Achievement in Supporting Role Brad Shepherd
: The Phoenix Bird Award Alyssa Williams
5 Outstanding Achievement in Country Performance Sasha Grant
d ICK Community Service Award Bill Chandler
9 Outstanding Achievement in Hip Hop Performance Mya St. James
2 The Ruby Wizard Award John Ridener
.(I Outstanding Achievement in Pop Performance Rayna Starr
3 Newcomer of the Year Trinity Kollett
Outstanding Achievement in Special Performance Brianna Phoenix
The Annie Cummins Bartending Award Droopy @ Mias
Outstanding Achievement in Male Role Thomas Chaney
2006 Inductees “110 [he Falsies Hall 0‘ Fame
Nicole Diamond, Natalie Gaye and Lady Marmalade
GLSO page 7

 Fairness -continued from page 2 they will not take the plight of the BTQLG to
_ “ .. . heart. There is an irrefutable strength in
_ SB 236 "3 political opportunlsm numbers, butthose numbers must be visible.
at 't3 worst. .lts an unco'n‘saonable KFA hopes everyone will do his or her part
attack on r 3"9'093 minorities, IOW' and go toFrankfortinApril,callthe legislature
income SChOO' children, “3“er state and leave messages. You can download the
employees, and, once 5393'”, 'gay in-district lobby kitto learn howto meetwitha
gigglilve ebcllzgfrd oghILsg'”:efi:%:; legislator. Let's all work to make the
numbers visible.
FairnessAIliance. O t h e r Formoreinformation and specifics,
notables besides Gilgor have slammed consultthe foiiowihg web site:
i223:KgiieulcllfyngbarllieemjggrbfigIEZZiEiiea http://egfed.org/kflairness/lobbycenter.html
described the bill as a partisan ploy to KFA celebrates Oscars
33:22:]: the bigots m the 2006 KFA would like to thank all the people
Senator Ernesto Scorsone who made the Awards Night Gala a success.
indicated that SB 236 would “cut out the Guests watched the Oscars, partook of food
right of the people to challenge the work an d drink, and betted on the Oscars. The
of the legislature. Citizens want their night wasasuccess, and KFA raised money
government to be more accountable not so that they can keep on lobbying for the
less ,, ’ betterment of GLBTQ persons across
' Of course KF A is not sitting on Kentucky. KFA looks forward to making this
its haunches hoping for a miracle KFA eventanannualone with more success.
recognizes the profound threat this bill
proposes and is working harder than
ever to insure its sound defeat. KFA ,
leaders have decided to host two more .
lobby days in Frankfort: March 23ml and ,a‘ .
April 10‘". Besides that initiative, KFAwill A . . , , I
create a downloadable in-district lobby . 231‘
kit prepared for the two week legislative . " “ it;
recess which will occur from March 27lh . ,
through April 7'“. During that recess, Sherry P617101 andethyjewell—S
concerned citizens will have the Commitment Ceremony
opportunity to meet with their legislators
on their home turf, and KFA will provide April 29, 2006
the instructional tools to make those Time: 6 13-111-
meetin ssuccessful.
g KFA strongly encourages all Place: Meadows Apt. Clubhouse
citizens to get active. Members of KFA 3099 Kirklevmgton D ”V6
happily recognize their responsibility to Lexmgton, Kentucky
lobby on behalf of all LGBTQ persons, Reception will follow. Please dress casually _
but legislators need to see more faces and come to celebrate and party!
and hear more voices. Until legislators Chase Bush from American Idol
see that persons in the gay community .11 b f .
are numerous and that those persons W1 eper ormlng.
include respected society figures, R.S.V.P. please call 859-333—2548
friends, neighbors, and family members, The couple is registered at Wal—Mart
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MOIII'IIIY AG‘I'MIIOIS More information about many of the events are in this newsletter. You may want to call or
Mondays: Sundays: email the group to confirm the date and time, see the directory on back page.
7pm - GLSO Board Mtg. (3rd Mon.) 2pm -Women 40 +[2nd. Sun]
7pm - Lexington Lyons (2nd Mon.) 4pm- Integrity [2nd Sun] Pride Center may be abbreviated - PC Call for Place may be abbreviated- Call
4pm- Gen Y/ntegrity [3rd Sun]
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 Couples Relationship Workshop 0 Creating new desire with a new
it - 1) design to release your joy and have
Getting The Love You Want fumogethen
We take lessons in tennis, golf, or to Jessica is a co—oresentrfi: Wftih h1er|ifs
learn more about ourcomputer, so why not partner, Cathy. W'eSC 0 - heir
about relationships? Jessica C. Bollinger, workshops in‘LeXIhgton are held at their
LCSW and a certified lmago Relationship home _On their horse farm nestled in a
Therapist, is offering couples workshops 2?an place In thtehhe'art offthe Bluggrass
on April 14- 16 and May 12-14_ ome experlence e Joy 0 connec mg on
lmago “Getting the Love you Want it new levels ofconscious loving.
workshops offers you a safe environment Getting the Love YOU Want Couples
to develop skills that can help you and your Workshop cost 80% less than the cost of
partner transform your relationship. The hourly therapy and '3 often worth 3'6
workshops arefor relationships thatare: months 0f weekly COUPlseS therapy - The
. . Fee is $700 with a 50 discount for
. igztnezgggnmggwbroovfd 8:2; 2;“; registration 30 days in advance. A $350
dreams ’ ’ deposit with a completed registration
_ _ reserves a space for you, with the balance
. Becomlng too routine...marked by due twoweeks before theworkshop.
longing f°.’ the way things used to feel, If you refer another couple who both
:Long nwétt: :1): fusrgte omver what registers and participates with you at the
p pe e a . ose _ a S _ same workshop, you will receive a $200.
0 At the breaking point...filled. With rebate after the workshop. if you refer two
COHflICL paln, confusron, despair and such couples you will get a $400. rebate
little or .no hope for the dreams that aftertheworkshopl ‘
onceleXIsted _ . Registration fee includes workbooks,
Jessma creates a safe space In Whleh continental breakfast and snacks. There
to learn. You are n’t ever required to share will be a 1 1/2 hour lunch break on the
personal information with the group. Your second and third day.
Wgr: w'th illour partner W'" WWI"? palrlnlg If you cancel at least 14 days before
3 , r0"; t e 9:0? 83:1 vanouhs h” erva s the workshop, you will receiveafull refund
ulrlnght e W? he: ' l are V‘flltrt tble grgiip less a $120. processing fee. If you need to
ony t at W "3 ees com 0 a e. 'e cancelwithin 14 days oftheworkshop,you
workshop Includes brlef lectures, mowe will not receive a refund however your
clips, music and opportunities for private may registerto afutureworkshop.
reflection and sharing with your partner. Guarantee' if after participating in the
What you can expect from the workshop: entire workshop, you believe the
0 Anew sense ofthe sacred space experience you've received was not
between you and your partner beneficial to you and you give written
. New communication skills for notice to the presenter within an hour after
cleansing that space the end of the workshop, your money less
0 Greater compassion for your partner's $159 for materials M” be refunded to you
story Withln five busmess days.
, , For questions or to register, feel free to
0 New tools to turn conflicts lnto phone (859) 552-6533 or e-mail'
opportunltleis for healing and growth iessica@imagoconnection.com. There
0 A" expanSIon 0f your capacny '0 are pamphlets available at the GLSO
dream together your greatest dreams Pride Center.
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 - ' US. Attorney in New York. She then
V9 n ur .
Reco 1'1 g 0 HIStOI’y taught family and property law at Fordham
In February, we printed information University. She is known as a strong
about some notable GLBT African supporter Of equal rights for the LGBT
American leaders. No one commented on community.
the fact that I included only men on that Mandy Carter (Activist)
short list. Now that l have more room, As a career activist, Mandy Carter, is
here are some women and one more man well known as an outspoken and articulate
you should know about. Any one With an voice for the African American LGBT
"“333 '" GLBT History '3_ welcom to community. She is the recipient of
submit an article for this ongomg column.- numerous awards which testify to her
mary or one commitment to ending oppression and her
Deborah Batts (Federal CourtJudge) ability to organize others around this most
Deborah Batts is most well known as noble of causes. She has worked closely
the first openly Lesbian African American With the National Black Lesbian and Gay
to be appointed as a Federal court Judge. Leadership Forum and was ewerdedthelr ‘
Before her appointment by then-president i3ayard Rustin Award for political activrsm
Clinton in 1994, Batts had many years of "11999- . .
law experience and had made a name for Currently Carter '3 fOCUS|h9 her efforts
herself as a judge. Batts was even 0“ _rh0h|t0hh9 and responding to. the
recommended for nomination during Bush Rel'QIOUS R'th'S efforts to foster anti-gay
senior‘s administration. attitudes in communities of color. She also
Batts began her studies at Radcliffe WOFKS Closely With the Democratic party,
College and then attended Harvard Law servmg e3 a Member-At—Large Oh the
School.After finishing her law degree, she Democratic National Committee and on
worked both as a litigator and as Assistant the DNC Black and Lesbian Caucuses.
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 Ruth Ellis (Activist) periodical "The Ladder."

Ruth Ellis's life began 70 years before I" 1965,she d'ed 0f cancer at the
Stonewall, an event that some consider to 39? _°f 34.Ai:other play adapted from her
bethe startofthe LGBT rights movement in writings," To be Young, G'fted’
the United States. Although by her own andBlack, was produced off-Broadway
account Ellis's life was unextraordinary, four years after her death. Through thfs
many in the LGBT community would work and others Hansberry 5“”
disagree. continues to infliience and Inspire black

Ellis owned her own business inatime writers and artist 37 years after her
when very few African Americans let alone death.

African American lesbians owned GeorgeWashington Carver(lnventor)
businesses; she and hergirlfriend opened George Washington Carver is one of the
their home as a gathering spot for gays and most well known African American
lesbians before therewere bars,community historical figures as well as one of the
centers, or other public LGBT gathering most important figures in American
places; and shelived openly asalesbian for Agriculture. Most school children know
more than halfa 9am” , him as the inventor of hundreds of uses

Although Ellis passed away in October for the peanut and the person who
Of 2000 at the age 0f 101’ she M" be popularized peanuts as an agricultural
remembered in part because of the crop.
documentary "Living with Pride: Ruth Ellisat Although primarily famous as the
100." Ellis will also be remembered for her driving force behind the peanut's growth
work in the LGBTseniors movementand for in importance in