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ood, Glorious Food! that vat of artichoke dip with growing up — whether from Anyway, this is the month
FDon’t you just love pita chips (an old friend of our mother or mamaw. Maybe of November and of course
food? I know I do — mine that I don’t see anymore from the biscuits and gravy that we celebrate Thanksgiving
which led me to the question, always made the best arti- granddad might have made you this month. So, when you
why do we love food so choke dip... I miss that - and when you came to Visit. Can’t plan what you will be doing,
much? her). I wish we would plan you just close your eyes and I know there will be a lot of
Of course, food nourishes things around an activity and remember the smells that would talk about food. When you
ourbodies and keeps us from be less focused on eating all permeate through the house are planning these dishes,
being hungry. But, our love of the time. I think we would when you would go home and remember to put all of
for food has to be more than be ahealthier people. realize that dinner was being the love you can into each
just to sustain us and give us We speak of “comfort foods”. prepared? In my opinion, dish, knowing that you are
energy. Wait... I can’t just Why is it that food gives us comfort food is not only food creating a memory for those
make a statement like that comfort? Ilove potatoes. Iwill that makes us feel good... it that will be eating the food
without saying, it should be eat a potato just about any way is also food that inspires a you prepare. And, when
that way. We should just eat you might fix it. I like them memory of a happier time you are eating those dishes
to live — to keep us healthy. mashed with butter or gravy (or spent with people that made us that have been so lovingly
Then maybe we wouldn’t bea both). I like them scalloped, feel good about ourselves and prepared for you, remember
country full of big ass people baked, loaded, boiled, creamed, our surroundings. My mommy to make sure to tell those
(myself included). Oh fried in bacon grease... if you used to make me a chocolate that are feeding you just how
honey... Mamaw wishes she canfixatater, I’ll eat it. Potato... meringue pie when I would go much you appreciate them
was still a 32 inch waist but tater... tah tah (no wait, tah tah home to Indiana to visit. That and how much you love the
she does love her pumpkin isn’tapotato reference although was the most wonderful thing foods that they have made
pie and whipped cream. Just to a crying baby, a nice tah tah in the world to me. Taking that for you. That food — and I
sayin’. But sadly, instead of would be considered comfort first bite of that pie, still warm those memories that you will
eating to live, we live to eat. food, I guess). because I couldn’t wait until it make while eating together
Food has become the cata- You know Miss Helena is chilled. Oh yeah — there was — THAT is comfort food for
lyst that holds together our no doctor (although I do nothing better. the soul. Amen... and pass
social lives and sense of well- remember playing doctorafew I must admit that I do the biscuits please! Send
g being. We plan to get together times when I was growing up, love to feed people. I like to comments or suggestions to
with family or friends and it but that is a totally different prepare the food and then HelenahandbasketKY@gmail.com
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discuss is where we want to I think that the reasons food that consume the food that I .
go to eat or what dishes we gives us comfort is more than have prepared. It satisfies that ._
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reetings from the The Cincinnati court will Looking forward to they prepare for their annua
Glmperial Court of return the favor later in the November, the Imperial AVOL Kids Christmas Sho
Kentucky. year, and have the Kentucky Court of Kentucky is (December 8th), Very Fairy
October started off with a Court up for a fundraiser making its annual College Christmas GLSO fundraiser
bang as 22 members of the in Cincinnati. Look for an Campus tour with stops at (December 11th), and the
Imperial Court of Kentucky announcement of that show Morehead State University Mr./Miss Mary Christmas
represented the court at the in the next issue of LinQ! on November 5th, Eastern Pageant (December 18th).
Imperial Sovereign Queen The Imperial Court of Kentucky University on The Court will also
City Court of the Buckeye Kentucky was also repre- November 14th, and Berea distribute paper Christmas
Empire’s (Cincinnati) sented by court members College (date TBD). At each trees to the local bars during
Coronation 22. at Toronto’s Coronation the of these stops, the court the month of November.
His Most Imperial weekend of October 12th. assists the LGBT group at You may purchase one from
Majesty Emperor 32 Patrick On October 9th at Crossings that school put on a show your favorite establishment’s
Thompson and Her Most Lexington, Marquise to or forum to raise money bartender for a donation of
Imperial Majesty Regent Reign 32, Stratosphere, for the group and provide $1. All money raised from
Empress 32 JD. Vaughn presented “Duct Tape Diva’s”. outreach to the LGBT college the tree donations will be
were honored and proud The evening was filled communities. included with the total for
that so many of the local with creative outfits and Later in the month, the AVOL Kid’s Christmas
court members travelled and performances. Emperor 32 Patrick and the Show.
represented at Cincinnati’s Then on October 16th, Her men of the court will present If you would like to make
Coronation weekend. Imperial Majesty, Imperial their annual Turnabout Show a preliminary contribution
Several of our local court Crown Princess 32 Christina on November 20th at 9:30 to the Imperial Court of
I entertainers performed Puse, hosted her annual pm at Pulse Nightlife. This is Kentuckypriortothecalendar
throughout the weekend. show “Divas of a Decade” at the night when the male line year end, please contact any
The Kentucky delegation Crossings Lexington. This of descent take their turns at Monarch or Impertial Court
also hosted two events, a show had several of our local drag while the ladies provide Board of Director member.
Coronation After-Party and court entertainers imper- support and run the show. Remember as the end of year
a Victory Show that raised sonating their favorite divas, There is always a packed approaches, your donations
over $2000 for the Cincinnati including Mariah Carey, house for this event so come are tax deductible as the ICK
Court. Janet Jackson, Dolly Parton, out early to see the guys turn is a recognized charity organ—
The new Cincinnati Madonna, and Pink. it up! ization. For further infor-
monarchs, Emperor 22 Keith Finally, the month The Court will end the mation or to see upcoming
Roberts and Empress 22 concluded with the annual month of November with events of Reign 32, visit the
Freeda Bangkok, brought Diva of Darkness Halloween a Christmas Kickoff Show Court’s social media sites
several Cincinnati court pageant at Pulse Nightlife on on November 27th at 9:30 on Facebook (group name
members down to Crossings Wednesday, October 30th. pm at Crossings Lexington. Imperial Court of Kentucky)
Lexington on October 23 for Results from that pageant This will kick off the holiday or online at www.imperial-
a Cincinnati Invasion Show. will be in next month’s article. fundraisers for the court as courtkentuckyorg.

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our newest member organ— can only be addressed by make stronger connections hosting our “Fairness Over
ization, the Fairness working in coalition. and build more support Louisville” party, where folks
Campaign in Kentucky! We believe in non-violent, across the commonwealth can meet Mayor Johnny
The Fairness Campaign grassroots organizing that than ever before. The consol- Cummings and Police Chief
has recently merged with empowers individuals and idation of databases, legis- Tony Vaughn from Vicco,
Kentucky Fairness Alliance builds a social justice move— lative tools, and communi— Kentucky, of recent Colbert
to create a more unified, ment that creates lasting cations infrastructure will Reportfameforbecomingthe
stable, and successful LGBT change. truly streamline the fight for smallest city in America with
equality movement in the EF: Why did the Fairness LGBTQ rights in Kentucky. LGBT fairness protections.
Bluegrass State! Campaign and Kentucky EF: As a new combined We just held a commu-

We connected with Chris Fairness Alliance decide organization, what are your nity-wide celebration in
Hartman, the Director of the to merge at this time? immediate goals? What Frankfort, our state’s capital,
Fairness Campaign, to learn CH: Having historically been are your long-term goals? to honor their recent passage
more about Kentucky’s new associated with efforts in CH: The Fairness Campaign’s of an anti—discrimination
joint organization and how Jefferson County, in recent first move as Kentucky’s fairness ordinance last
it plans to better serve the years the Fairness Campaign LGBT civil rights organi— month, and we’ll be hosting
state’s LGBT community. has taken on enhanced levels zation is to hire a part—time plenty of advocacy opportu-

Equality Federation: Please of responsibility across the Western Kentucky Organizer nities both at the local level
tell us about the Fairness commonwealth through its to compliment the Fairness and in the State Capitol once
Campaign and its mission. involvement with the state- Coalition’s Eastern Kentucky the legislative session is back
Chris Hartman from the wide Fairness Coalition, Organizer in Berea. We’ll in full swing next January.
Fairness Campaign: Since which includes the ACLU- also continue to support the EF: How can commu—
1991,the Fairness Campaign KY, Kentucky Commission grassrootsorganizingworkin nity members engage with
has been working in on Human Rights, and Berea, Morehead, and nearly the new organization?
Louisville, Kentucky, to Lexington Fairness. a dozen other communities CH; Facebook and Twitter
build a community with a As the Fairness Campaign across our commonwealth. reign supreme! We release all
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The Fairness Campaign was support outside Louisville, discrimination fairness ordi- media first, and we also send
founded on, and remains a merging with Kentucky nance, which, we feel, is out regular missives chocked
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bisexual, and transgender move for leaders of both We anticipate several more ters at wwaairness.org.
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 Pra' efest 2013
D gg'n’ for Jesus
By Pam Lee-Miller
An Old Fashion Revival: with a bit of a
Pulsed nuance sprinkled on top!
t was not your typical an excerpt from scripture in we also knew we had to fund have to worry about where
ISunday “go—to-meeting” anew and refreshed version. it. Helena came forward their next meal will come
Tent Revival nor your 1, for one, am thankful to with an unconventional idea from until he/she gets backto
ordinary Sunday night get have been privy to such a that pushed theology into school where meals are free.
together. It, Praisefest 2013, wonderful encounter of the both action and into a loca- As of October 15, BUCC, has
Draggin’ for Jesus - Revival, Divine kind. tion where church might packed 1000 backpacks and
was something special that is Helena Handbasket, most otherwise be excluded. She provided 7000 meals to chil-
not experienced every day. often known to us “church put together the first annual dren who may not have been
It was something folks” (members of Bluegrass Praisefest - Draggin for Jesus, able to eat had it not been for
extraordinary, United Church of Christ where queens gathered and a group of queens and kings
holy, amazingly or BUCC) as Anthony performed to raise $3,540 and the generosity of the .
woven together, Smallwood, has a heart for the first year. Every penny, community.
where Queens giving back to the world and every tip, every donation Ihis year when the oppor-
an da King in all uses her creativity to share received during that show, tunity arose, Helena once
sizes and shapes the good news of the Gospel went to pay for food that the again did her magic and
' with hair big and in unconventional ways church packed into weekend put together an excep-
short gathered in order to raise money to supplies that are added to tional line-up of folks who
to celebrate and feed hungry children in the Lexington’s underfed and graciously brought their
pay 1' t forward in Lexington area. Last year, underprivileged middle talents and big hair and
extravagant and when BUCC found itselfwith school student’s backpack. boobs and glittery dresses
glorious manner. the opportunity to be part of In each backpack there is and manly suits.... and they
the local God’s Pantry back— enough food to provide the brought “church”. I myself
I swear, it W33 50ft 0f like pack program, we all knew student with seven healthy had never been to Pulse
Standing and experiencing we wanted to participate but meals, so the student doesn’t nightlife. I’d never been to

 anyone go hungry and I can’t on Winchester Road called
stand the thought of some Pulse. Lashes were teary and
. child not being able to eat... nails were glitteryandlove...,
‘ And suddenly, all at once well, the love was amazing.
in the midst of a nightclub, When all the money was
V among people of all sizes counted... checks from old
i. \fif and colors and orientations, girlfriends and money orders
_ w Helena broke into a song her from those on fixed incomes
fig ‘: mommy sang ....and as the and challenges of big dollar
. ‘§%:%§\\V notes moved out, vibrated amounts... mixed all in with
. . fits-fifty through the air, bounced $1.00 tips that flowed all
I ”‘3‘“ A l ' around, jostled about the night. Well love, a revival,
a drag show other than the Rev. Marsha Moors-Charles, place, jumped synapses and and a hand full of queens
one I’d seen at PRIDE and sing the song she’d written landed and suddenly... peace and a king, and generous
I don’t know that I’ve ever for BUCC and watched as fell over the room. And folks raised $6,820 to date
experienced a more tangible she took in tips that kept on something bigger than all of this year.
moment OfHOIY encounter. coming. I wondered how us moved out, in and around I like to think about the
Istood back andeatched many of the folks gathered and wrapped us...wove us hand of a hungry child
Queens in their lovely attire, there were privileged enough into a net of acceptance and reaching into that backpack
big hair and make-up ' done to have a church family and grace. It was of the Divine some Sunday evening when
so much better on them wondered if any wanted to Kind, Holy. the refrigerator is bare and
than on me ' “bringit”... and be part Of us---because they I felt as if I was standing I like to envision the power
when I say “bring it”, I mean already were without even right next to about 100 of the singing, the gracious
they took me to church. I knowing it. burning bushes all singing, heart of the community and
watched tears well up in the I listened as the crowd ‘Yes, Jesus Loves Me. And I think... This Is What Love
eyes of both performers and clapped and watched as felt IT at work....that thing Does!
audience members as some- they swayed to Dove award so much bigger than myself, “ ”
thing extremely Holy began winner, Kenny Bishop as he moving in and touching us D 0 you love me,
to settle over the dim lit envi- shared a bit of his own story in our heart spaces. Yes, Jesus asked.
ronment. I looked at hands, of faith. I watched our eighty . . a ”
as tips were held out and year old straight matriarch ::e::g1::a:he:e :VSililtflioif Feed my sheep.
wondered where the money stand on a stool so she could
for each tip came from— see what was happening and
what kind of work those she danced and clapped and ' '
. hands did; and I watched as smiled like a kid in a candy
each performer touched the store....and I thought....yes,
hands of those giving and this is for sure the “ kindom” .
I felt those electric “God of God. (I couldn’t use .25..
bumps” rise up on my skin. Kingdom, cause there were '13 ,
As folks brought forth their lots of queens present!). It ‘ 3%" j"
offering, paying it forward was special...oh so special... r
in a sense, every single tip During one particular _ ’ I”?
received was placed in a moment, Helena spoke
trunk located on the stage between tears, about how her . f. .
where each tiny gift suddenly Mommy, Addie, always fed
turned into something of the the hungry. She said, “this .1. _
extravagant nature. cause touches my heart, y’all § i;
I watched our minister, cause my mommy never let

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Pacifists rise above war. l
It’s paint and noise, not blood.
11 the dim night light, I could be straight and gay if life as a MCC pastor’s wife genocide to please God,
Ihear Betsy breathe, her I worked it right. After all, to a Minneapolis congre- while siphoning millions
small body spooned in lesbian in LA was all about gation of 80 bright, loving into their private pockets all
the curve of my own, her the night——dinners on the homosexuals. in the name of Jesus.
red curls damp with sleep. Huntington Beach pier, At the same time, Anita Iune was Pride month. The
She’s barely five. God, how sex on the beach, closing Bryant, a minor singer and liberal Twin Cities was proud
did this happen? little lesbian bars where you orange juice spokesperson on of its tolerance, but that year
If I had it to do over again, danced and drank Bacardi TV tooka stand against Rock the parade and park crowds
wouldIcome out? Or would Cokes, and later jammed music, calling for a return were seen at best as a legal
I have done it like genera- into booths at Denny’s for to decency. Dade Country right, but at worst, flaunting
tions before me, and had breakfast at 3:00a.m--and Florida just had passed an in an incendiary time.
a lover in the afternoons for me, it was also driving ordinance against discrimi- While I had heard about ‘l
and no one noticed. Or like home at dawn to be a wife nating against gay people. the 17 suspicious MCC I
Eleanor Roosevelt, traveled and mother by day. Jerry Fallwell saw his chance, church fires, gay members i
with a companion, and However, when Joan, an and tapped her to be the face being outed, bomb threats J
writing love letters they’d MCC minister came along,I of his Christian Coalition ignored in the press, and
burn when I died. left the bars and my good, but to save America’s children. indifference to the murder of
In the 705 I loved a woman stricken husband, and took He exhorted mass dona- gay Christians, I had decided
' at last. I bravely thought I the children with me into gay tions preaching homosexual this was Mary Tyler Moore’s

 Minneapolis; bad things “How’s that for gay boys had begun pelting pushed the bigger kids down I;
don’t happen here. Sunday School!” Annie us with small stones as hard. %
That Sunda , Annie ui ed. “And what did - ' Im
13 Pete 10 Betsy and goupiarn today?” :Iliiiliteclla‘flilrdtsfaégce)::cin :1: When I turned II:
’ . ’ . . to confront them, ? IL:
I worshlpped With our “Eyes ahead”, Ioan said. neighborhood.” loan grabbed my IT;
“family” for the best “Bible says when you walk People spit on us and elbow. 3“
hours of everyone’s week. on water, don’t look down.” waved fists.
We hugged, sang, ate, and I glance back and saw Betsy had picked out her “NO! Walk!” Betsy clutched
laughed, safe and together “Kill a Queer for Christ” best pink summer dress. The my b0dY'
in that little neighbor- spray painted on the next stone hit the flounce of “Why don’t they like 118?
hood Quaker church, as side of the building. TV her skirt blunting its impact, Why did they hurt me?”
they had for many years cameras, and police rolled but the second hit her arm. BC’ESY pleaded.