xt7m0c4sn276 https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7m0c4sn276/data/mets.xml Lexington, KY Pride Community Services Organization 199710 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, October 1997 text GLSO News, October 1997 1997 2019 true xt7m0c4sn276 section xt7m0c4sn276 >’ gem:
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FAIRNESS FUN GLSO P“ I BE CENTER one large meeting room, and a foyer with all
DATE CHANGE MERGER kinds of information available. Downstairs
The Fairness games night has been by Terry Mullins there is a large room that is the MCC
changed. The new night is Saturday, October sanctuary, and may also be made available. if
25th at the Pride Center (387 Walter Ave.) it‘s a done deal. At a well attended your organization would like to use one of
The Dating Game and the Newly/Oldie The meeting, the GLSO board voted unanimously these rooms or to display information, call
games will begin at 8 pm. A $10 donation to accept the Pride CenterTaskforce’s offer for Terry at 255—5469.
is suggested. GLSO to become the governing board of the A board to oversee the running of the
Games night is a fundraiser to support Pride Center of the Bluegrass. (PC) As Center has been formed and has five
the work Fairness does in the Kentucky explained in last month‘s Newsletter, the members. In accordance with our bi—laws,
legislature. With three anti—gay bills already Taskforce was empowered to open a this is officially a GLSO committee and as
introduced and probably more to follow, our community center and to turn it over to the such will always have at least one member
community needs to make a serious Stonewall Network to manage. from the GLSO Board.
commitment to the work Fairness does for all Because the Stonewall Network is now Another committee has been formed to
of us. And in this community, we seem to defunct, and because the Pride Center bank be responsible for the publication of the next
come up with fun ways to make serious account has always been under the GLSO 501 edition of the Pink Pages. This publication
commitmentsli (c)(3) tax free status, it seemed logical that we willfinancially benefit the Pride Center as well
Come on out for the festivities, you assume the responsibility of running the asprovide valuable information for our
could win a date or a valuable consolation facility. GLSO has assumed the lease that the community. You can look for it during Pride
prize. There will also be a silent auction and PC. Taskforce had signed renting space at 387' Month next year.
refreshments will be sold. Waller Ave from the Metropolitan Community The Pride Center is up and running. It
Church (MCC). We are certainly thankful that will need support from all of us to fulfill its
CORRECTION the MCC has grown and prospered, allowing potential. You can help by donating money or
Last month we incorrectly printed the them to make this space available for the Pride time or simply by attending events. See you
’ Center to rent. there.
Phone "umberfor OUTSPOHSOF The financial accounts for the Pride __________
J AMES W. GARDNER, Center will be kept separate but within the _
ATTORNEY AT LAW. responsibility of the GLSO treasurer. (This
means more work-—thanks Tim.) It also Sponsor Of the
The correct number is: means that individuals can make tax free
donations to the GLSO and/or to the Pride Month
2 5 3 - 1 3 2 0 Center and the money will go into the account
you specify.
This number is printed correctly on The Pride Center is now supplying S u e S t r0 n 9
our list of sponsors on page 10. We meeting and gathering space for
apologize for any inconvenience. organizations. Upstairs there is one small and

— _ OUT 0” VIDEO welLacted. They feel understated and real,
gf-Sic'ingQ; . F , by Davma Warner almost like eavesdropping on someone else’s
LESEIR ‘ .‘ Christopher Reeve makes his directorial life.
RVIC - debut with the HBO original movie In the Ultimately, that’s what In the Gloaming
ORG' Gloarning, recently out on Video. Since Reeve was for me, a slice of someone’s life. There
,sz directed this movie after his spinal cord were no great insights into AIDS or being gay,
injury, there has been a great deal of no ephiphanies or dramatic changes for the
v emphasis on his personal triumph. In characters, not even a remedy for
addition to the one—hourmovie, the video tape dysfunctional families. And frankly, i found
The {“50 N e m S includes a short behind—the—scenes look at that refreshing. In the Gloam/ng seems like a
VOL 10 Issue 10 the making of the film. movie that could really happen.
. In the Gleaming is the story of a young 4.———-———>
PUthhed Monthly by the gay man with AIDS who returns home to die. MEN'S CHORUS
Lexington Gay/Lesbian SCFViCC-S Although Robert Sean Leonard's character
, 97/98 SEASON
Organization Danny has AIDS, AIDS does not become the
321 E 2nd Street focus of this film. As a matter of fact, the The Lexington’s Men’s Chorus under the
. words ”AIDS” and “gay" are neversaid. Some direction of Loren Tice announces its 8th
Lexmgton, KY 40508 critics have blasted the film for this, but i concertseason entitled “Postcards from the
. believe it works. Reeve‘s decision to keep so Boys." Wish you were here, having a grealr
Editor: much unsaid really illustrates the dysfunction timeii
Peter Taylor of Danny’s family. The traditional holiday concert is
His parents, played by Glenn Close and entitled “Season‘s Greetings" with
Community News Editor: David Stralhairn, are presented as a “perfect” performances Saturday, Dec. 14th at 8 pm and
Mary Crone family on the outside —— so much time is spent Sunday, Dec. 15th at 3 pm. In April, LMC will
focusing on the beauty of their home that it be “Broadway Bound”. Listen for all your
_ almost becomes a character. But, like so favorites and expectafewtwists, especially on
Layout Editor: many families they refuse to articulate their traditional love songs. These performances
Charlie Perkins problems, so those problems ”must not exist." are Saturday, April 25th at 8 pm and Sunday
That they cannot say the words “gay” or April 26th ar3 pm.
GLSO Annual Dues and ”AIDS’ is not surprising. They cannot accept On June 13th at 8 pm LMC will be
Newsletter: $15 the facttheirson is gay —— he is returning from joined by special guests SisterSound for
. San Francisco where he lived with his lover “Pride Anytown USA.” LMC has
Dues and Newsletter for who his family has never met or commissioned a new work to help
Couples: $20 acknowledged. And,there is "no way" he can commemorate the first pairing of the
have AIDS even though he is dying in front of choruses. All concerts will be held at the
them. - Singletary Center for the Arts. Adult ticket
WW5 0‘ Opinions exPress8d i" "19 GLSO So, In the G/oamlng is a story about 3 prices are $12 for the December and April
News are those 0f the “mm and don" family, which focuses on the relationship concerts and $9 for the Pride Show.
3:26:32:inrepresentthoseottheGLSO Board or between the mother Janet and her son Danny. Discounted tickets are being offered for
Submissions are welcome. All Because of the family’s dysfunction, Janet seniors, students, and children underIO. For
submissions become the property of GLSO and allowed herself to become estranged from the first time LMC is offering season tickets
must indicate fu|| name and address of the Danny who was clearly her favorite child. with a 10% savings. Call 266—9175.
author. The staff reserves the right to edit NOW that he has Come home 10 die, it is
submissions and ads to meet publishing obvious so much between them has been GLSO ONLINE
requirements, as well as the right to reject any unsaid. Janet struggles to become Peter: pitay100@ukcc.uky.edu
Sme'SS'ons' reacquainted with Danny and then let him go. Mary: Marycronc@aol.com
The scenes between Close and Leonard are Terry: tiiisterb@gte.net

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‘g INTERWEAVE- out, or if you’ve been around for a while and Domestic Violence Services, Tamora
'e In honor of National Coming Out would enjoy good conversation. We meet Gormley Attorney General’s OfficeNictim
y,‘ Month, Interweave has planned several on Monday nights at 7 pm at the Pride Witness Program, and a Speakout (open
e activities at the Unitarian Universalist Center (387 Waller Ave.) The time may be microphone).
W Church (2564 Clays Mill Rd.). We invite changed in the future. For more This event is sponsored by Bluegrass
d everyone to attend any of these events. information, call E.T. at (606) 879-0599. NOW and co—sponsored by YWCA Spouse
a Things kick off October 2nd with Free (yes, this is one of those numbers where Abuse Center, Lexington Rape Crisis Center,
Video Nights in the Fellowship House you have to dial the 606.) Center for Women, Children and Families,
(directly behind the church). Movies begin Human Rights Commission, Commonwealth
at 7 pm. for three consecutive Thursdays. EBONY MALE Attorney’s Office and the Fayette County
Currently scheduled are The Sum of Us Ebony Male has two events planned in Attorney's Office.
(Oct. 2) —— An Australian film about a gay October. First, on Thursday, Oct. 2nd we ,
‘e man’s relationship with his father; The are sponsoring a Rhythm and Blues night at MARGA GOMEZ
h Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in the Bar Complex. The music that evening Marga Gomes, a lesbian comedienne,
‘9 Love (Oct 9) —— A comedy about two will be all rhythm and blues and admission will be preforming Memory Tricks, her
tr teenagers from different socio—economic is free. On October 24th: there will be one woman show, at UK’s Worsham Theatre
and ethnic backgrounds who fall in love; Da’Dance Party at the Pride Center. Watch on Nov. 8th. This is part of the Next Stage
3 Twigh/ight oft/1e Go/ds (Oct. 16) —— Adrama for more details on this event. series. Ttickets are $13 for the general
h which explores how genetic test results that public, less for students, and are available
d predict a young woman’s baby will be born WOMAN‘S SpiRiTUALiTy through the Student Center Ticket Office.
II gay affect her family and their relationship There is a group of straight, bisexual, This piece of work focuses on Marga’s
N with her gay brother. Please bring a snack and lesbian women that get together at the relationship with her mother and ranges
n or soft drink to share. Unitarian Church every other Friday night to from childhood memories to current
53 Our regular monthly luncheon will be celebrate that which is female and sacred. impressions of being with her aging mother
[y held in the Fellowship House Sunday, Our October meetings will be on the 10th who has Alzheimer‘s disease. The show
October 12 following the church service when we will be having a bonfire and blends drama and humor exceptionally well
.6 (approximately 12:30 pm.) Please bring a discussing dreams and on the 24th when we and has received great reviews.
)r potluck dish to share. will be making masks.
is On Sunday, October 26th, the UU We begin with a pot luck at 6:30 pm WORLD'S AIDS DAY
p Church service beginning at 10:45 am. will and start the program at about 7:15. Come AIDS Volunteers is very pleased to
ie focus on “coming out." The “coming out” at either time. We meet in the Fellowship host a World’s AIDS Day Conference on
re theme continues with the UU Adult Forum House, which is the building that looks like Dec. 1, l997. The conference will be held at
at Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00 pm. an old farmhouse. Call Mary Croneformore the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown
'il Coming Out Under Fire, a documentary information.(266-5904) Lexington. Other activities, besides the
v. about gays and lesbians who served during actual conference, will be planned as well.
)r World War ll will be shown. For more TAKE BACK THE NIGHT Please mark this special occasion on your
)r information about the UU Church or The ”Take Back the Night Candlelight calendar and plan to participate. Contact
ts Interweave, please call Davina at 271—6174. Vigil and March” to increase community AVOL for more information. (278—7494)
awareness of the problem of violence
Lesbian Discussion Group against women will be Sunday, October 5th Game Night
at Triangle Park from 6 to 9 pm. The
The Lesbian discussion group is up program will include music by SisterSound, MCC is hosting regular game nights on
and running. This is a group for any women, Carol Jordan, executive director of the the fourth Friday of each month. We start at 7
whether you are new in town, just coming Governor’s Office of Child Abuse and pm. at the Pride Center. Please join us.

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by Michael Taylor Dear Gertie Mae Noe,
We heard this is “Coming Out Month“ but i don’t understand how people can do that. i hate
Twenty—one individuals, including eight myself. Because i am gay i have no friends, no job, no family, and no self—respect. Living in
organization representatives attended the Eastern Kentucky and being gay is so impossible that often i just want to die. i am seeing a i I:
September 16th Networking Forum and Pot therapist but that process seems so slow. The therapist says that cities such as Lexington and
Luck at the Pride Center of the Bluegrass. The Ashland have gay communities. i can’t see where i would fit in there either. i am terribly lonely
evening was impressive not only in the but i don’t think l"ll ever be able to have a relationship. My life doesn’t seem to have much hope.
number of attendees, but also in the diversity Sincerely,
of the community represented. Hopeless
The evening provided the organizations Dear Child of God,
represented the opportunity to update their i don’t know that l have ever read such a sad letter. lwant to get one thing straight (so to I
development , announce up—coming events speak) before i go any further, i am not a therapist so my suggestions are only from personal
and recruit new volunteers, individuals experience. i am very glad that you are seeing a professional. it sounds to me that you have
wanting to learn ways to connect more found one that is at least gay friendly, that alone in eastern Ky. can beararity. In addition, you
significantly to the community benefited as might want to consider seeing a psychiatrist. From my untrained standpoint , you might benefit
well. Participants noted that the Networking from anti—depressant dnigs. Talk to your therapist aboutthis.
Forum enhances bonds between groups and The process of therapy can be slow, but it can work. Maybe a new perspective will help
will contribute to the growth and vitality of You seem to blame all your problems on the fact that you’re gay, This is not truly the case. This
Lexington’s lesbigaytrans community is a distinction that is sometimes hard to make, but your problems are not due to your being a
.lt was also expressed that organizations homosexual, but to homophobia, both internal and external. Just being gay has not caused one
which did not participate ——— WERE MlSSED! of your problems. Think about it, if there was not hatred and fear of "gay”, then what would be
We hope you will join us at our next meeting. the problem with being gay?
By eating and talking together, we strengthen The fact that you hate yourself is the most monumental obstacle that you face and the
our community. hardest to overcome. Yes, i believe that it is much harder to overcome internalized homophobia
The next Networking Forum and Pot than it is to fightthe hatred coming from other people. You are not alone with this; all of us have
Luck will take place at 7:00 pm on November to confront our internal tears and hatreds as part of the coming out process. it can be difficult,
it, 1997' at the Pride Center. Bring a dish and but it is definitely worth the struggle. Surely your therapist is working hard on this problem with
join us, we are open to everyone. For you. Gertie will also mail you some article that might help.
additional information, contact GLSO Board You know, i too am from eastern Ky. and i can sympathize with your loneliness. (With a
Member Michael Taylor at (606) 225—1828. name like Gertie Mae, where did you think lwas from?) Let me assure you that you are not the
only one in your neighborhood. it can be
0 hard to find other gay and lesbian people, but
Happy flnlversary we are everywhere. it you can’t find friends
and do not have a job WHY NOT try moving
. C'- to a larger city such as Lexington, or
Lammy Louisville.....or San Francisco, for that matter!
There's nothing better than going to sleep Whaddaya 9‘" ‘0 km. , .
We have community here in Lexmgton
and waking up With you every day. and everybody fits in somewhere and with
someone, trust ol’ Gertie on this one.
I’ll keep you in my prayers.
S7 Eove you! Love and Kisses,
Kelly .
Married, Oct. 13, 1995 Gertie Mae

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by Peter Taylor through a lot of movies in his formative years, -
Dignity of Lexington is having a benefit the movie is peppered wrth cinematic
show on Wednesday Oct. 15th at the Bar In & Out, in case you've been in a coma references that mostly went over the head of
Complex. There will be live performances and or lost at seaforthe past month and somehow the suburban audience 1 was with.
various impersonations. The doors open at 8 missed the saturation—level ad campaign, is a The downside of this is that there's
pm. and the show begins at 9:00 sharp. It is new movie that depicts what happens when a nothing much in this movie that seems very
shaping up to be a great show, so shape up small-town teacher is outed by an adoring original The whole premise is firmly rooted in
and come on out! former student. The ads cleady have paid off, that sitcom universe of crossed signals that
‘ Dignity Lexington is a gay Catholic it opened strongly with a first weekend—box have been mined by TV gag writers for
support group that welcomes all people office in excess of15 million dollars, possibly decades. Yet somehow in this case, the
regardless of their religious beliefs or sexual a record for a movie with a gay theme. shopworn situations aren‘t a bad thing,
orientation. Our mission is to build the It remains to be seen if iiwill have "legs" because it all leads to a conclusion that is
individual‘s awareness and selfnworth. This is or not, but l’ll certainly be recommending it to surprisingly unique, and possibly the first of
accomplished by attending mass, discussion everyone l know. Not only is it something of its kind in a movie of this type.
groups, fellowship, and a deep commitment to an historic occasion in mainstream cinema, it When Kline's character, a prissy but
community service. actually hasalolgoing for it. lt's quite funny evidently heterosexual English teacher in
Dignity Lexington’s volunteer work has at times, and not just funny about the gay Greenleaf lndiana is outed on the Academy
included visiting patients in local nursing stuff. There are droll and pointed bits about Awards Show he must face his family, his
homes, painting and providing supplies for masculinity, small town life, supermodels, students, his neighbors and even his fiancee
Rainbow House, working with AVOL on the superstars, and the tabloid media. Also, it‘s all questioning his sexuality and their great
“Friend to Friend” outreach program, and really all heart, the fun it pokes is so gentle respect for him. This is not only
providing transportation to monthly that nobody gets very put down. It also disconcerting and embarrassing but quite
gatherings for people with AIDS, theirfamilies features a very appealing cast, the ever naturally leads him to start questioning it
and care providers. Dignity Lexington amusing Kevin Kline, Debbie Reynolds, Glenn himself. Some people might have trouble with
currently has volunteer opportunities and Close and interestingly enough Tom Selleck some of the fast and loose generalizations that
activities for YOURtime and resources to help (playing way against his type as "out" gay the movie makes about stereotypes and
in the newly openned SOLOMON HOUSE. man). gender. It’s true, Rudnick dredges up some of i
We hold services at 7 pm on the first The movie is very lightweight and the most simple-minded generalizations about
. and third Sunday of each month at the MCC clearfy isn't meant to hold up under close gay behavior here. But, after setting up this
building (387 Walter Ave), and have a scrutiny. It‘s one of those escapist, crowd- retro mindset, this movie takes the situation a
monthly potluck. EVERYONE is welcome —-- pleasing confections that Hollywood used to small but very definite step fonnard.
in fact YOU ARE lNVlTEDl! Contact Don at do so well before sex and violence became the The ultimate point of the movie is one of
(29941458) for more information. trite old standbys that they are now. The the best things about it - echoing the populist
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Potluck and planning meeting. Bring a
The seventeenth Annual GLSO Camp— Woman Outdoors is a national dish, or bring nothing and come help plan
OUT is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11,. Once organization which was incorporated in May upcoming events. Call Tracey for location or
again, Eddie will host the camp—out at his l980 to provide a structure for a national other information. (268—5267)
secluded farm in rural Scott County. Campers network of women who work and play in the Sunday, October 19th @ 10 AM:
will begin arriving at 4 pm. There is no rain outdoors. it is avolunteer, cooperative venture Hike Raven Run, Hike six or so miles at
date this year. comprised of women who through the Raven Run Nature Preserve, 5888 Jacks Creek
The event attracts people from Central outdoors are building bridges between people Rd. This is an easy hike. Enioy more chatting
Kentucky and Louisville Regulars at the event of diverse outdoor skills, ages, lifestyles, and with friends, as we do our best to identify
say it is a great way to meet and enioy new cultures. some trees and wildflowers along the way.
friends ——- and old and its just thirw miles Woman Outdoors has regional branches Bring water. Meet at 10 AM at the picnic
north of Lexington. in Alaska, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, tables at the entrance to Raven Run, (Take
Campers will “rough it" ——— there are no Minnesota, New England Seacoast, North Richmond Rd. to Old Richmond Rd [25]to
facilities. Those attending should bring their Carolina, Rhode lsland, and Wisconsin, A Jack’s Creek Rd. Raven Run will be on your
own supplies: warm clothes, sleeping bags, Kentucky Regional Branch is newly forming left.) CallTracey for details (268—5267)
and food for both dinner and breakfast. Eddie and will start off with four events in October: Sunday, October 26th at 10:30
will provide comfortable ground on which to AM: Hike Berea. Hike along the foothills
sleep as well as the campfire and a clear sky. Sunday Oct. 12th @9 AM: Kelly’s of the Appalachian Mountains near Berea, Ky
Because the campsite is not visible from low—key bike ride. Tour around Chevy We’ll meet at Cardinals Deli/Restaurant at
the road, if you have not attended a previous Chase and downtown Lexington 10:30 AM for coffee and friendly chatting, and
camp—out please call Eddie at his Lexington neighborhoods. See some historic sites and then head off for an enjoyable seven mile hike,
home 259—0878 for detailed directions. The chat with friends on this easy paced bike ride. slightly hilly, varied terrain. Call Tracey for
map provides the basic directions for finding Meet at 9 AM at the UK. Arboretum. Bring details (268—5267).
the farm. your bicycle, a helmet, and water. Call Kelly
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present our supporters for 1997:
Windy Knoll Farm2997410
* {3 Riding lessons, dressage and jumping, trail riding, boarding
Scorsone and Ransdell, Attorneys at Law .....................255-5766 if;
Crossings, a Man's Bar, including The Rack .................233-7266
, 117 n. Limestone
Metropolitan Community Church 2711407
387 Waller Ave, Sunday Worship 11:30AM
‘ A Church for all God’s People
Ted Richardson, OD 2784201
Richardson Vision Center, Gardenside Plaza
Unitarian Universalist Church 223-1448
2564 Clays Mill Rd
seeking a diverse congregation: Sunday Worship 10:45
Imperial Flowers and G1fts2337486
Serving the Community Worldwide
Sue Strong, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist .....................277-3119
James W. Gardner, Attorney at Law..............................253-1320
Lexington Men’s Chorus 266-9175
Tim Banks and James Slaline {
7, Front Runners ,5;
:1, Pegasus Travel.......donating 1% of your ticket cost to GLSO 7:,

Last month we incorrectly printed the phone number

for our sponsor of the month, James lll. Gardner, Httorneg

Ht Law. His correct phone number is 253—1320. This

number is printed above in the list of sponsors and will be

there for the remainder of the year. [He apologize for any


 GLSO Sponsor of the Month
Sue Strong, Ph. D.
Licensed Psychologist
Sue Strong, our Sponsor of the Month,
enables the following community members to be:
don Shelton and Craig Hudson David Sparow and Michael Duff
~ Tong Sills and Glen Blind Tong Burgett and Bill Logans
Kellg D’Ferrell and Tammy Barnett Sue Strong and Barbara Scherrer
Craig Clere and Stanley Costello Tim Banks and dim Slaline
Duane Lewis and Rex UanHlstine Terrg Mullins and Bill Chandler
Patrick Buck and Christopher Florence
John K. Hawks Charlie Perkins Pris Hazelett
Linda Laport Robin Maleg Deborah Core
Mark lsbell Rog Cloud Michael Taylor
dudg Goldsmith Marg Sojourner Crone
John Geog