xt7jm61bp17m https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7jm61bp17m/data/mets.xml Lexington, KY Pride Community Services Organization 199707 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, July 1997 text GLSO News, July 1997 1997 2019 true xt7jm61bp17m section xt7jm61bp17m at
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Vol.10 JULY 199 0
by Terry Mullins Peter: pjtayl00@ukcc.uky.edu
The first benefit for Reign 16 of the
lwant to thank all of you foryourvote of Royal Sovereign Imperial Court of All MARCH WITH PRIDE
confidence to be your GLSO President for the Kentucky will be held on Friday, July 25 at The annual 4th of July Parade in
next year. Ionly hope that I can match the the Lexington Public Library. A downtown Lexington will be joined this
abilities of my predecessor. Thiswillberro easy Champagne Reception starts the Royal year by the Lexington Faimess Campaign
task,but I well try very hard. Evening inside the library, main floor, with and, we hope, by all of you who want to
i am very excited with the Board of Reign 16‘s title holders announced during COME ()UT and join the frrn.
Directors that i have to work with, some old- Investitures in the library‘s spacious This year's theme is Spirit of America
timers and some fresh blood. The Directors Phoenix Theater. and there is plenty of spirit in the lesbian,
with another year left in their twoyear terms Along with the presentation of titles, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
are Tim Bzurks, treasurer Duane Lewis, Craig entertainment will be provided by the Show Let‘s show the citizens of this town how
lludson, Mike Taylor, andjane Minder Cast of RSIC. Following Investitures, the many of us are willing to march proudly
Directors elected to new two-year terms Reigns Celebration Kick-Off will be held at down the street!
include myself as president, and Peter Taylor Vertigo, where there will be an art show. The parade begins at 2:00. All who
as vice president. Peter will also continue as Iliglrlighting the festivities at Vertigo are interested in rrrarching in the parade
editor of the newsletter. are our guest performers from the Imperial need to congregate at 1:00 on Midland Ave.
Those elected to twoyear terms for the Sovereign Queen City Court of the Buckeye Midland is the section of road after Vine
first time are Stephen Foster, John Moses, and Empire (Cincinnati). Christina Blake, the street ends at Main, right next to the
Kelly O'Ferrell. lamexcited because all three Reigning Empress and Ohio Valley Herald Leader. You will find us by our
of these new members have already said they Entertainer of the Year, will headline their Lexington Fairness Campaign banner, pink
have ideas about things we can do to achieve part ;of the show. balloons and rainbow flags, in addition to
goals GLSD has already set for itself and new Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 in our beautiftrl spirit.
directions we can take to further serve the advance. Your ticket price includes the We need VISIBILITY! Bring your
community. Champagne Reception. lnvestitures and friends, lovers, err-lovers, fanrily, children.
If any of you out there have any ideas Reign 16 Celebration Kick-Off Part and the and COME OUT!
about projects we might undertake, and Cincinnati—Lexington L'nity Show.
particularly if you have some energy to put Purchase tickets early to ensure attendance.
into such projects, please feel free to call. My There are only 130 tickets to be sold.
number will be listed first in the directory on Proceeds benefit the designated
the back page. I'll always be happy to listen to charities of the Royal Sovereign Imperial Sponsor of the Month
you as I would to any of the Board members. Court of All Kentucky. Tickets will go on
sale july Ist and may be purchased from I I . l Fl I _
...0UT WITH THE TIRED any Council Member. For additional mpcria 0\\ers
by Mary Crone information on the evening, or if you would A n d C l “S
I would also like to thank the like to purchase tickets, visitourweb-site at:
community for the support I have received as www.geocitiescom/Westllollywood/332‘3.
President of the GLSO Please join us for this special evening, _—
confirmed on page 2

 M_/WAA continued from page] PRIDE WRAP UP
'5‘“ GAY&N— Board for the last four years. it has given me a The Royal Sovereign Court of All Kentucky
‘ ' LESBIDL lot of satisfaction to see our progress over the once again kicked off Pride Month with a
‘ RVI last four years. GLSO became financially stable wonderfully sparkling Coronation. They have
" ' " ' thanks to the creative thinking of Board been one of our community's most successful
ORG' members (Duane, Terry and Mike) who fundraisers over the years and this year donated
initiated the sponsorship program, and to the a total of $6,()()().to three charities: AVOL, The
”fin generosity of the gay friendly businesses and Fayette (10. AIDS Medication Fund, and the
v community members who have become our YMCA Spouse Abuse Center.
sponsors. i hope we continue to have some new Over 200 people gathered at Windy Knoll
sponsors each year zuid i hope you all will Farm on one of the few sunny and warm days of
"B GLSO NEWS patronize the businesses who advertise with us. earlyjune and had a wonderful time listening
VOL 10 Issue 7 [am also pleased by the growing spirit of to music, shopping, eating, boy and/or girl
Published Monthly by the activism i find in our community. iwould like watching, and soaking up the atmosphere of
. . to see us work toward even more gay pride. Thzuiks go out to many people who
Lexmgton Gay/Lesbian communication and support among helped make the Pride Picnic such a success.
Services Organization community groups. The Pride Center and the First, thanks to jennifer and Joan for
321 E 2nd Street Networking Committee could be two places for letting us use their beautiful farm. Thanks
Lexington, KY 40 508 this to develop. especially to Davina who headed the picnic
Along those lines, i would like to see a committee and to all the other volunteers who
Editor: commitment to sending some individuals to worked for several months planning this event-
Peter Taylor national conferences. For example, the Kelly, lane, Mary, Steve, Perry, julia. We also
National Black Leadership Forum will be held appreciated volunteers who worked during the
in DC. in February of 1998. 1 think our picnic, Duane, Terry,]ane, Peter, Raymond,
Layout Editor: community as a whole should come up with' Kelly, Barbara,jer1,Stoney, Tim, Mary, and
Charlie Perkins some money to send representatives to that Davina.
conference. We are all responsible for The entertainment was outstanding.
GLSO Annual Dues and developing better racial balance within our Wishing Chair (Miriam Davidson and Kiya
. community. Heartwood), The Spirit Drummers, Squash
NeWSIetter‘ $15 1 would also like to see more individuals Beetle Dancers, and Karen Scalf, were generous
Dues and Newsletter for become actively involved. it does not take a with the donation of their time and talent.
Couples: 5 20 major commitment of time or money to make ()ne of the most satisfying aspects of this
a difference. If each of you would send in the event for those of us who have been working at
price of a few beers to Faimess, get on their this for years, was the turnout and financial
' phone tree, and call your legislator next support from the entire queer community. All
Views or opinions expressed in the January, that will count. if each of you would the people who brought food helped make a
GLSO News are those of the authors and subscribe to the GL90 News and support the wonderful spread. (But next year, take it easy
don't necessarily represent those of the Pride Center, that will count. Give of yourself, it on the potato salad!) Thanks to GLSO (and
GLSO Board of Directors. feels good. others) for purchasing fried chicken as well as
Submissions are welcome. All I'll be heading up the Speaker’s Bureau some great veggie food.
submissions become the property of GLSO for another couple of years. I would also like to Financially, this picnic was one of the first
and must indicate full name and address expand that program. I plan to ask area to pay for itself, even making some profit for the
of the author The staff reserves the right to churches to have us come show one of the two Pride Fund and GLSO. We appreciated all of
edit submissions and ads to meet films we have. Anyone want to go with me? Call you for buying drinks, giving donations for
publishing requirements, as well as the me, but not until late Aug. I’ll be at the beach. continued onpage 10
right to reject any submissions.

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ACTOR’S GUILD Order your tickets for Perestroika WRITERS SOUGHT
today; they may sell out quickly. Tickets The GLSO News is always looking for
If you missed Actor’s Guild’s are $15. $10 for students. Shows are Thrus. people to write for us on a one time or
incredible production ofAngelsm America through Sat. nights at 8:00 and Sunday ongoing basis. We enjoy printing feature
(part one), don’t think you can’t see , afternoons at2:00. Call 233-7330 articles, opinion pieces, or poetry by
Angelsz’n/tmerz'ca: Perestroz’ka (part two). @ community members. Summer is a
it will be running from July 10th through FAIRNESS RALLY particularly good time to send in an article
July 27th and is likely to be another IT'S ALL ABOUT FAMILY because we have more people on vacation
outstanding production. Even though part and could use some new voices.
two is a continuation of the story, it also Mark your calenders for August 19th. We use the newsletter to publish our
stands on its own as a fascinating look at On this Tiresday, at 1:00 PM. the Lexington news,advertise our events, and provide other
the politics, emotions, and spirituality Fairness Campaign is planning to rally in basic information, but we could also be
surrounding the AIDS crisis in the Reagan— Frankfort to focus on the bill introduced by using it even more than we do to express
Bush years Senator Tim Philpot our creativity, to stimulate our thinking,
These plays, written by Tony Kushner, Senator Philpot has declared August and to celebrate the richness of our lives.
have won every award for which they were as “Family Values Month" at the state Give Peter a call if you would like to submit
eligible, including the Tony Award and the capitol. He is also the co-chair of the Senate something for publication. (273-5845)
Pulitzer Prize. The acting in this Lexington Judiciary Committee which will be meeting Afternoon are best, he works nights.
production was impressive. Billy Breed stars on August 19, at 1:00 PM. it seems only ifyou mail articles into the PO Box, be
as Prior, a gay man afflicted with AIDS, who fitting that our family should pay him a aware that we pick up onlyacouple of times
learns at the end of part one, that he is to visit. a month. If you want to meet the newsletter
become the prophet of a new age in Philpot has been working against the deadline, it needs to be in the box by the
America. LBGT Community since his election to the 15th of the month. We can accept articles
Joe Gatton stars as Roy Cohn, a Ky. Congress. He has recently introduced a or information after that date if you call
“character“ and also a historical figure. bill excluding gays and lesbians from Peter, Charlie. or Mary directly @
who was a powerful, conservative, Jewish, coverage under the domestic violence laws. ‘
homophobic, Washington lawyer...and if his bill becomes law, gays and lesbians INTERWEAVE.
closeted gay man (Do we want to claim could not get arestraining order against an ()nJuly 6th, the Unitarian Church will
him?) who died of AIDS. Gatton does a abusive partner. Philpot says it would be have its annual “Soap Box Sunday" at
powerful Job in portraying this “larger than unfair to us to allow us to get restraining which anyone with something one their
life“ figure. There are other fine orders because “aberrant forms of violent minds is invited to stand up a talk about it.
performances by Kwana Smith, Tom behavior...seem to be more accepted in the This is our way of celebrating our freedom
Phillips and Laurie Genet. homosexual community." of speech and usually produced a lively
I wondered how the small stage at Philpot also said he was open to discussion. Services begin at 10:45 and
Actor‘s Guild would “hold" this play. Not hearing from the gay community. Let‘s go during the summer are usualy outdoors.
onlydoes it hold it, the set, designed byTonr express our opinion! Please join the On July 13th the service will be
Burch, is wonderfully innovative and adds Lexington Fairness Campaign, your local journey of the Soul, with Worship Associate
to the complex emotional flow of the play. chapter of the Ky. Fairness Alliance, in Elaine Faithful. Following the service
Vic Chaney, the artistic manager of Frankfort on Tiresday, Aug. 19, at 1:00 PM. interweave will host the second Sunday pot
Actor’s Guild, directs both part 1 and part2 We would particularly be pleased to have luck for lesbigaytrans and friends. If you
and deserves congratulations for being straight allies and family members. For come Just for luch we willbe eating around
willing to take on such an ambitious more information contact LFC at 296—1812. 12:15. We need more men. (an unusul
production and for doing such an We can always use more volunteers. comment fromalesbian!
outstanding job. 92? continued on page 4
GLSO News Page 3

 con/inner! from page 3
ART EXHIBIT gffiflf ME 9(027

.Nancye McCrary (you may remember
her from “Joe’s") is having an interesting Dear Gertie Mae Noe,
and lovely show of her paintings, “Bold I am forwarding to you, along with this letter, a copy of an article
Spirits“, at the Carnegie Center from june from the WALL STREET JOURNAL which discusses how, since AIDS
20 through August ist, There are 17 treatments have improved, people around the country feel that the battle
different works, mostly acrylics and a base- is won, and that they may no longer need to give to AIDS charities. Can
relief mask as well. you help spread the word that there is no CURE for AIDS and the money

she uses frankly primitive imagery and support given in the past is needed as much NOW, IF NOT MORE than
with bright colors to depict stylized, EVE}? before. Worried
sometimes abstracted images of birds, fish,
and other things. There appears to be a Dear WOIIiEd,
chronology of work, with several quite I read that article, and it is truly sad to think that people are
accomplished works executed this year. cutting down on their contributions to AIDS Charities. The article points

The Camegie Center is open Monday out that AIDS is STILL the LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in the United States
through Thursday from 9am to 7pm and for people between the ages of 25 to 44———EVEN WITH THE IMPROVED
Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Come and see TREATMENTS. Even with these improved treatments, it is my very firm
the Show! ® belief that MORE money is needed: NOT LESS! Our community efforts to

raise money need to doubled and RE—doubled, and the spending of those
KINGS ISLAND funds needs to be made more efficient. AIDS has produced a large
The Gay and Lesbian Community bureaucracy with not enough controls.
Center of Greater Cincinnati invites us to BUt, let’s think about the “99d for more money for 1““ a
join them for an evening King's island on moment. With the new drugs and improved therapies, some people(the
Friday, September 19th, from 5m pm. new drugs and therapies do NOT work with everyone who has AIDS) are
until 11:00 pm. This will be the first living longer and better quality lives. So, logic tells us that with more
official “Gay Day" at King’s island. people living longer lives, the need is proportionate to the number of

The park will be closed to the general people IiV1119 With AIDS--—not dying from it-
public for this event. Tickets must be And, just as important, we need to remember that these new
purchased in advance from the Community drugs and therapies are TREMENDOUSLY EXPENSIVE. Not all states are
Center at (513) 651-0040, or write to 914 F helping to pay for them and our state is only helping with the funds to
Main St, Cinnq Ohio 45202. supply the drugs to a very limited number of people with AIDS. I am sure

there are people out there living with AIDS right here in our fair city who
Honsric WELLNESS Expronmon cannot get the help they 1199(1-

A new Holistic Awareness Exploration This IS a hint folks... It would be so nice if we could have enough
group co-sponsored byMCC and Dignity will money in the Health Dept AIDS Medication Fund to pay for any and
meet at the 19mm; CENTER on july 10th at every one who needs help...wouldn’t it? That’s just my pipe dream now,
7 pm. The new group is free and open to all but Gertie hopes and prays that some day in the future ALL NEEDS WILL
interested persons. Come and explore the BE MET. Got a few extra dollars or some time to spare? CALL AVOL.
options available to you, You may be TOGETHER WE CAN MAMA DIFFERENCE! Remember-——Gertie Mae
surprised by what you learn about yourself. 10V€S you...ALL.Hugs and KiSSESI
Call Don for more information
(606) 299-4458 PS. I didn't mean to step on anyone’s toes so hard it hurt last

h—f—T month, just hard enough to get your attention. None of us is perfect,
Three bedroom house for rent. Prater (moi may be at the top of the list). Just so the wrong person does not
women/couple, “105i PetS 0k, PM“ “0 catch the blame, I am definitely not Kenneth S.; the Bar was on my
smoking, no children. call 367-0009 original list, the editors missed it by omitting a comma.


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