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A Publication of the Lexington fiat-i and L'esbian Services Ui'aanizatitm
World AIDS Day Volume 20 Number 11
A number of events are planned for ANOTHER NOTE PRESENTS
World Aids Day with related events following ”WHAT SHAH WE GIVE“
later in the month. On Thursday Dec. 1, Another Note, a men's choral
there Will be an Interfaith Service of ensemble, will present “What Shall We
Remembrance and Hope, from 5:30 to 7 Give," a holiday benefit concert on
pm at the Downtown Central Library Saturday, Dec. 10, at 8 pm. at Woodland
Theater, 140 E. Main St. There Wiii also be a Christian Church, 530 East High St A$12
brief. video presentation as part of the suggested donation at the door will be
' serwce. _ _ _ given to Movable Feast, which provide
FOHOW'”9 the serv ice, there w'” be a mealsto personsliving with HIV/AIDS and
Candlelight Vigil at Phoenix Park, 100 E. to homebound Hospice patients.
Main St., starting at approximately 7 pm. The title of our concert comes from
This year's theme is “Stop AIDS Keep the one of our songs, “What Shall We Give.
Promise.” This year has seen a lot of suffering,
0" Monday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 10 pm, especially for people affected by the many
UK's College of Medicine will be hosting the natural disasters. ”There are still people
firstannual Cue foraCure in recognition of here in the Bluegrass affected by AIDS
World AIDS Day. Cue for a Cure will take and HIV who need our help," says Artistic
place at South on Broadway. There will be a Director Steve Johnson. "This concert is
pooltournamentand concertto raise money our way to give back to our community
for the Mashambanzou Care trust, a grass through Movable Feast.
"'Contmued on "M page What Shall We Give will feature a mix
. ~ of contemporary and traditional
MISS Gay Ky US OfA Ctassrc Christmas and Hanukkah selections
on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The Bar guaranteed to help you ring in the holiday
Complex Wiii hOSt Miss Gay KY US Of A seasonintrueAnother Note style!
Classic, 2005, an official preliminary to . . _ _
Miss Gay USofA Classic. The Pageant ' " .. . "i --‘ t “
beginsat9:30,admission $5. . RohbleBal‘iiei‘is 2nd‘Anu‘a'
Several national title holders will be New Years Eve Party _
staring: Latoya Bacall, Miss USofA 2005, f ' 3' .f ’ ' See page 3 '-
Tina Devore, Miss USofA Classic i
Emeritus, and Ginger Manchester, Miss sponsor of the Month
USofA Clasic 2004. Celete Holmes, Pride '
of West Virginia Emeritus and Natalie .
Gaye will also be featured. K)" DePt- for Pubhc Health
Registration for contestants is at 4:30 "
pm and there is a $75 entry fee. HIV/AIDS. Branch
Contestants will be judged on interview, ._ ‘2
gown and talent. For information or
question please contact LaToya or John at 1 800 420—7430
859 294-0901. " ‘

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\ ; GAY AND roots organization in Zimbabwe. AVOL will be
LESBIAN present at the event to present info about
SERV' CES HIV/AIDS locally. The pool tournament will cost
RGAN IZATION $10 perteam of two.
Lexinthnl Kentucky On Thursday, Dec. 8. AVOL's Prevention
Staff will host The White Party from 10 pm to 2
5“” NEWS am at The Bar Complex. See the ad on page 9.
For more information please contact Aunsha
VOL” ”0-11 Hall at AVOLAunsha@aol.com or
Published Monthly by: 859.225.3000
GLSO On Wednesday, Dec “14, The Imperial
P.O. Box1172 Lex., KY 40588 Court will be hosting A Very Special
www.lexingtonglso@yahoo. com Christmas at The Bar Complex to benefit
www.webspawner.comluserslglsoqxnet AVO‘L 3 annual Christmas program. that
prowdes Christmas presents to children
Pride Center Office Manager infected and affected by HIV/AIDS . Doors open
. at 8:30 and the show is at 9 pm. Admission is $5
Bl” Chandler orfree with a new toy.
859 253-3233 For more information about any of the events
_"'""—""— please call (859) 225-3000 or visit us at
GLSO BOARD ' http://www.aidsvolunteers.org.
Joan Brannon, President . ,
Tom Collins, Vice Pres. Qulrk Cafe 85 Coffee
Ben Salyers, Secretary Presents Wishing Chair
Thomas Collins Just fifteen miles from Lexington, Quirk
Mary Crone Café & Coffee, can be found on Railroad St. in
Lindsay Mattingly Midway, KY. We are excited to invite you to the
Terry Mullins Wishing Chair concert on Thursday, Dec. 8, at
Cheryl Smith the Thoroughbred Theatre, right next door.

The concert is at 7 pm; the $15 ticket price
includes dessert and coffee/ or tea at the
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Reservations are required, call (859) with Robbie Bartlett
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You can also make reservations for RObb'e Bartlett '5 hOSt'"g her 2nd
dinner atQuirk Café at the same number. Annual New Years Eve Party at the
Reservations for dinner will fill up quickly P'9ad0me, Country CIUb' 499 Parkway
so call now. Drive. This Mardl Gras Style Celebration
A portion of the proceeds from this will begin at 9 pm and continue until 1 am.
concert will be donated to Old Friends There Will beads, masks, party favors and a
Thoroughbred Retirement program. Champagne Toast at Midnight. There will be
Quirk has live “family” music acash barand plentyoffingerfood available
scheduled every Tuesday night through foryou to enjoy. , ,
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 40+ Women Bumbshells

The 40+ Club is a group for women Imperial tourt Calendar 2006
over 40 (and younger friends) who are , ,
interested in attending a wide variety of The Imperial 00””32005 Calendar
activities together. In December we are WOUId make a Perle‘?‘ HOWY present for
planning a Holiday Weekend in Louisville. many on your list. it is available for $12 at
On Friday, Dec. 9 we will attend Voices of the f°"°W'“9 locations: The Bar Complex,
Kentuckiana’s Holiday Concert, "I Still Room Servrce, SquIal Media, Moveable
Believe". (www.voicesky.org) On Feast Lexmgton, Paisley Peacock,
Saturday, Dec. 10, we will celebrate Premiere Video (on Euclid), Third Street
December birthdays at the Connection Stuff, Thansylvania Umversrty Bookstore,
Nightclub. We will be getting hotel rooms The. Contemporary Art Center '”
for Friday & Saturday night. Cincmnati, VOCE Salon, The Pride Center

On Sunday, December 25th, starting and online at www.impcourt.org/kentucky.
at 2 pm, Ginger and Jane will host a Every_dollar that '3 made on the
Christmas Pot Luck Open House at their calendar will go to Moveable Feast toihelp
home. We will furnish the meat, bring your them prowde hot meals to Hospice clients
favorite side dish and beverage. Come andto peoplelivmgwnhHIV/AIDS.
s end the holida with friends and family.
CpaIl 859-25y3-0061 or email lVlOVeClble FeOSl
ggclr@yahoo.com for directions or more We are in great need of drivers to
information. deliver food to our clients. You can

If you have questions or would like to volunteer once a week, twice a month, or
be added to the 40+ mailing list, call or whatever fits your schedule. We know that
email Ginger and Jane at 859-253-0051 or the gas prices are discouraging but having
ggclr@yahoo.comforinformation. a hot meal is life saving for many of our

clients. Bring a friend along to share the
! ActOvIt Presents work and the cost. Call 252-2867

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Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally, SisterSound is rehearsing for its
directed by Bo List, and produced by winter concert to be held on Sunday,
ActOut Theatre Group wi” p|ay January 6’ January 21. This iS our tenth anniversary
7’ 13’ and 14 at 3 pm and January 15 at 2 season and the concert will be a blend of
pm at the Downtown Arts Center, 141 E. some old favorites and new numbers.
Main St., Lexington. This will be our first Watch the newsletter for more inforamtion
show in this venue and we are looking nextmonth.
forward to a good turn out. Tickets are . . . .
$15, or $12 for Seniors and Students. DIVBI'SIIY Ill Gender Mllflllfie
Reservations can be made by calling The Lexington Diversity in Gender
(859) 225-0370. Alliance (LDGA) will be meeting on

Corpus Christi, a tale of a modern Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 pm. Call for
day messiah who happens to be gay, has location. LDGA is open to all people who
sparked controversy wherever it has transcend gender norms or who are
played since its premier at New York’s questioning their gender identity including
Manhattan Theatre Club in 1998.We’|lsee transsexuals, effeminate men, masculine
how it is received in Lexington. An article women, gender queers and more. Family
about the play can be mum on pages14- and supportive friends are welcome.
16- This is not a therapy group.

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H ave Passed
Celebrate Those Living
Prevent The Next
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Medication Assistance,
Case Management and Prevention Services
contact the HIV/AIDS Branch ofthe
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Decemberthey plan to show Fingersmith. of seven men meet in November and
Sarah Walters is one of our best we hope to build on that success.
lesbian storytellers. Fingersmith is the Please 10th US for an evening of good
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“We work for every constituent out the LGBT community, and seeking
there who is net in this room With US,” said stronger alliances with other socialjustice
the facilitator, Shannon Stuart-Smith, organizations, especially faith-based
pointing towards a long row of conference organizations.
room windows.“They are our bosses. Our Other objectives involved better
10b, this weekend,” the Stuart-Smith ‘ recruitment and appreciation of
continued, "tStO writea2006 Strategic plan volunteers. Obviously, renewed threats
that serves their needs.” of gay discrimination ordinances , an anti-
SO from November 4-6, at Natural gay adoption amendment and a
Bridge State Resort Park, the ten-member statewide repeal of non—discrimination
Bluegrass Chapter steering committee 0t ordinances,make it clear that well—
Kentucky Fairness Alliance (KFA) went to organized lobbying efforts by mobilized
work for “their bosses” writing a plan for volunteers take some precedence in our
the future. The work resulted in a plan that movements. The Bluegrass Chapter will
focuses 0" strengthening ties With the work hard to insure the success of those
community and working harder than ever efforts
to protectourrightS- “I learned a lot,” said James
“I thlnk thlS is the best retreat we've Upchurch’ EKU student and the other (:0.
ever had,” said co-chair Cindy Downey chair, “now we need to make sure we do
capturing the sentiment of most of the what we said we are going to do.” The
members present, “we have a great plan Bluegrass Plan for 2006 doesjust that by
that we are proud of and are excited to laying the groundwork for finding,
show people what we QOihQ to do for training, and mobilizing the necessary
them.” volunteers to address these threats
In fact, the Bluegrass Chapter’s first starting with a special gathering for
goal for 2006 is “Better communication,” volunteers on December 10 at Windy
and Bluegrass Fairness will be making Knoll Farm.
900d Oh that commitment when it Lookfor more information aboutthis,
launches it first-ever newsletter complete and many more events planned, as
in 2005- AS part Of that goal, staying in Bluegrass Fairness goes (back) to workin
better touch with its volunteers, donors, 2005, for the LGBT community, harder
members, and the community as a whole than everto protect our rights.
ranked high amongst committee
To achieve these objectives the YOU CA” ”El?
steering committee singled out improving GET A SUBSCRIPTION AM)
its web site by expanding it capacity,
making information more available to the SUPPORT OUR WORK
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members database information.
Another priority included building , ,
stronger networks with allies both inside It '5 very important that you
and outside the LGBT community. As a get articles and ads to US by
result, the committee members created a
new committee dedicated exclusively to THURSDAY DEG ,5”,
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will concentrate on reaching out to and
partnering with other organizations within
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Soulforce has just launched their believe the untruth that they are inferior,
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 ActOut to Mount granted all of the feelings, hopes, desires
Controversial Corpus Christi and dreams ofthe billions of souls of whom
that is also true.
. . . In Corpus Christi, playwright Terrence
Corpus Chn‘St” Terrence McNallys McNally creates, fictionally, a Christ-like
tale of a modern day meSSIah who happens figure who happens to be gay. In The Last
to be gay, has sparked controversy Temptation of Christ, the literal Jesus has
wherever it has played Since Its premier at distinctly sexual feelings for Mary
New York’s Manhattan Theatre Club in Magdalene. Both the 1988 film and
1998' ACEOUt Theatre Group, part Of McNally’s 1998 play received protests,
Lexmgtons Gay 8‘ Lesbian SerVices picketing and death threats. it seems as
Organization (GLSO), W'" presentCorpus though Jesus’ public wants him neither gay
Chnsti as its first venture in Lexmgton’s nor straight. There’s just no pleasing
DowntownArts Center. ltwill play January anyone.
6—7 and 13-14at8:00 pm and January 15 at Now that Dan Brown’s innocuous
2 pm at the Downtown Arts Center, 141 E' book The Da Vinci Code is drawing all of
Main St.,LeXIngton.Tickets are $1§or,$12 the heat from the religious fanatics and
forSeniors and Students Reservations can fundamentalists, I would like to think that
be made at (859) 225—0370 , Corpus Christi, a work of dramatic fiction
Prior to 'ts opening '” New York, and not one of speculative history, may go
members °_f the Manhattan Theatre Club 3 produced with neither incident nor scandal.
board of directors received death threats But you never know. Pat Robertson
from religious fundamentalists and may catch wind ofoursmall production and
cancelled the “production. Only after a determine that Kentucky is due a meteor
groupiof preeminentAmerican playwrights shower or frog-dropping plague unless its
including EdwardAlbee, Tony Kushnerand servile congregations rise up against
Harvey Fierstein protested, threatening to freedom of expression and against
forbid performance 0f the" own works by freedom of religious oppression and defeat
thecompany, d'd the board reverse 't3 the work of our community theatre and the
deCISlon. , _ respected dramatist who penned the
Bo L'St’ director for ActOut’s words. I do not wish to court Mr.
production,recalled the incident, “Critics of Robertson’s ire but to quote the wrist
the original production seemed, overall, a band, Idon’tthinkthat's What Jesus Would
little disappointed. They walked through Do?
picket lines, security dogs and metal lremembermy experience as ayoung
detectors to see not a cultural fireworks student at Christ the King Elementary here
display and not a pageant of blasphemy ” in Lexington, and being asked by my
but rather a pleasant and calm—hearted religion teacher to imagine what it must
experience much like'the little church plays have been like to be Him. imagine knowing
that accompany the big holidays. your destiny your whole life and choosing
Corpus Chr'St' [.3’ perhaps, the. most to die forthe sins of the world. Imagine the .
controversral dramatic work written 'n the crown of thorns and the cross and the nails.
United States since, well, since Angels in Imaginel?
America just a few years before. Prior to What Terrence McNally has done with
that, it was probably Martin Scorsese’s film Corpus Christi (the name of his hometown,
The Last Temptation of Christ, and before no less) is just that: he has imagined. He
that ' who knows? Probably something hasimagined notonlywhat Mel Gibson did
else. that dared to. combine themes 0f with his brilliantly singular The Passion of
religion and sexuality, or to suggest that the Christ, which was an imagining
Jesus was actually a human being and .
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exclusively of the suffering, but instead has As founder and Artistic Director of
imagined an entire life. One part Jesus, one Chance Theatre Company, List has
part Terrence, one part imagining. The produced new and different works in
result is this qUieti beautiful play that unconventional venues. More recently he
weaves in and 0Ut Of the Bible and through served as Associate Artistic Director at
the biography of the playwright himself. Bailiwick Repertory in Chicago. His
With theatrical liberty as needed. extensive credits also include turns as an
It contains the same amount of truthful actor and playwright. For Corpus Christi
elements that may be expected in any List has assembled a cast of 13 led by
heartfeltwork offiction. lt’sa play; and, as it Nathan Richard Wagner as Joshua, the
possesses no particular suspense and play’s central character.
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