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Editor-in—Chief The Lexington Gay and Lesbian Services Organization seeks
Marc K. Blevins to educate, enhance and empower the community about
Photographer GLBTQQIA issues.
Brian Hawkins
Calendar Coordinator GLSO Executive Committee and Board of Directors
Chad Hundley Paul Brown, President
Circulation Ginger Moore-Minder, Vice President
GLSO Board, Chad Hundley, Kay Garner Paul Holland, Secretary
Jacob Boyd, Treasurer
LinQ is published monthly by and for the Lexington Gay and Marc Blevins, At Large
Lesbian Services Organization members and community. The Donovan Iefferson, At Large
Lexington Gay and Lesbian Services Organization envisions Cynthia Lyons, At Large
a community that accepts and celebrates each individual. Cindy Sommer, At Large
All LinQ submissions and advertisements can be made to GLSO Staff
the editor (editor@glso.org) or to the GLSO Pride Center Chad Hundley, Office Manager
(859.253.3233). All submissions may be edited for length.
GLSO Pride Center
Like us on Facebook at LinQbyGLSO 389 Waller Avenue, Suite 100, Lexington, KY 40504
Follow us on Twitter at LinQbyGLSO 859.253.3233, wwwglsoorg
Oflice hours are:
Mon—Fri 1pm-5pm, Sat 10am —12pm

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By Helena Handbasket
appy March, ya’ll! and then flee south to Florida the bears have it right. No, not Netflix to avoid the commer—
H 1am thrilled we or warmer climates for the myleathered, sexy, butch boys cials. We’ve watched so
are nearing the winter. Well, suddenly, I’ve but actual bears. I’ve always much that we’re waiting for
end of all of this snowy, wintry reached the place in my life heard that bears hibernate the next season now!
weather that has blessed us where that concept doesn’t during the winter months Confession time about
these last few months. Here’s sound like a bad idea. We and honey, they have the “Scandal.” When I watch
hoping Punxsutawney Phil could all use a break from the right idea! They are certainly Carrie Washington, I gener-
misread the signs and March insufferable cold winters. a species with above average ally feel that I may be a
does not bring any freezing Close your eyes and picture intelligence on this one. lesbian trapped in the body
temperatures or Springtime the perfect Christmas with Let’s talk about the right of a drag queen. Of course,
blizzards. Strangely enough, me. I’d wake up next to my way to hibernate. To start, the President is hot too.
I’ve had the opportunity to honey on Christmas morning. a cuddle buddy is a must. So, maybe I’m suddenly
sit back and take a cold, hard, We would have a nice My honey and I have done bisexual... just sayin’.
and even colder look at myself Christmas breakfast together, plenty of that lately and I’m I’ve also realized that some
this winter. Let me tell you, I put on some shorts and flip not complaining! *wink" But, of the best television shows are
have learned alot. flops, then take our puppy we’vebecomepseudo-hermits those from the past. I rekin—
It’sasurprisebutI’vedecided child, Mitchell, for a walk this Winter. Thank goodness died my fantasy friendships
that I don’t really like winter. on the beach. We could sing for Netflix and TV Land for with “Will and Grace” and my
I’m just not a cold weather Christmas Carols with the keeping us entertained. boys from “Queer as Folk”.
person. I lived in Minnesota waves of the ocean as our only Finding the right enter— Yes, it’s been a long, cold
for just over 4 years and I can accompaniment. Who says a tainment is key. Here, in the winter. Y’all just have to find
assure you that this Kentucky traditional Christmas must be comfort of our own home, we a way to hibernate and do
winter was just as bad as any cold and covered with snow? can watch endless amounts something productive with
of the winters I lived through Just because of one tired, old of movies and shows without your time. Sometimes the
up north. I used to laugh at song that’s overused? Honey, the constant interruptions most productive thing you
people that claimed to be I’m dreaming of a warm from people getting up for can do is to relax, refuel, and
“snow birds”. You know, those Christmas, not a white one. popcorn. We are hooked on revive. And baby, I can tell
people that live here during Something else I’ve learned the TV show “Scandal” and you it sure feels good.
the warm weather months about myself is that I think we’ve loved watching it on Until next month, love ya’ll.
LinQ Send comments or suggestions to: helenahandbasketKY@gmail.com

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event showcased Regent Emperor 29 Clayton Burchell
Empress 32 ].D. Vaughn, and Emperor 30 Fred
Empress 31 Trinity, Empress Worsham hosted the Single
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Handbasket, Imperial Princess Several court entertainers Steeles 0f the Imperial Court Of New York during the
Royale 32 Kali Dupree, and impressed the Friday night Imperial Court of All Connecticut's Coronation.
Marquise Aurora Cummings. crowd at Crossings with their Court members attended the Ball. Keep an eye out for
The group entertained a large Valentine’s musical selections. Connecticut Court Coronation April’s edition of GLSO’s LinQ
crowd while guests were On Thursday, February 20, in Hartford, CT. Several for updates on these events!
treated to a silent auction, theCourtwelcomedtheNorth Imperial Court of Kentuck March shows no sign ofbeing
a pet parade, and food and American Bear Weekend members were honored with less great for fundraising.
drinks. The event raised over attendees with a kickoif titles during the visit. The Court already has several
$6700 to benefit the Scott show at Pulse Nightlife. The The Court wrapped up the events planned. On Sunday
County Humane Society. crowd loved the event and the month of February with three March 16, the court will
The following week, the proceeds were distributed to events, the Drag Olympics host the 18th Annual Falsies
Court held the Mister and Moveable Feast Lexington. on Februaru 26, a Kentucky Awards, a yearly award cere-
Miss Gay Valentine Pageant Later that week, Emperor Invasion Show on February monyforlocal entertainers and
at Pulse Nightlife. Several 32 Patrick and a delegation of 28, and the 2014 Mardi Gras community members. This

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Services Organization that gay Hispanics face and y lesbianas (GLSO) va a enfrentan y celebraremos
(GLSO) is going to start to celebrate the triumphs comenzar un grupo dirigido los triunfos y momentos
a group directed at the and special moments of a la comunidad hispana a preciosos de cada persona.
Hispanic community each person. The possibility partir del 28 de marzo. El También existe la posibilidad
starting on March 28. The of meeting new friends grupo se reuniré el primer de conocer a nuevos amigos
group will meet the first and uniting a big group y tercer Viernes de cada mes y unir un grupo grande de
and fourth Friday of every of people from Lexington en el Centro de Orgullo Gay personas en Lexington y
month in the Pride Center and the surrounding areas (Pride Center) a las 7 pm. areas alrededor. El grupo
at 7 pm. The Center is also exists. The group will El Centro esta ubicado en seré dirigido por un estudi-
located at 389 Waller be led by a Hispanic grad- el 389 Waller Avenue, Suite ante Hispano graduado de
Avenue, Suite 100. From uate student in psychology 100. Desde e1 principio, psicologia llamado Roberto
the outset, the mission of named Roberto Abreu. He la mision del grupo seré Abreu. El esta muy agrade-
the group will be to provide is very happy to begin this brindar un lugar seguro para cido de iniciar este grupo, lo
asafe place for Hispanic gay, group, which is free to the que personas hispanas de la cual es gratis al publico. Su
bisexual, and transgender public. His vision is that the comunidad gay, bisexual y vision es que el grupo iré
people to discuss what group will go developing transexualpuedan discutir lo desarrollando los temas de
happens to them on a daily discussion topics and other que les pasa a diario. Habré discusion y otras actividades.
basis. There will be serious activities. Besides excellent momentosseriosymomentos Ademés de discusiones
moments and moments discussions, there will be llenos de risas. En en grupo excelentes, se ofrecerén
full of laughter. It’s a time snacks and beverages. hablaremos de problemas meriendasyrefrescos.
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