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Christopher R. Bauer enhance, and empower the community about sexual minority
Assistant Editor — Advertising and gender expansive issues.
Tuesday G Meadows
PCSO Executive Committee and Board of Directors
Copy Editor , .
Chrrstopher R. Bauer, Presrdent
Ann Malcolm
Theodore Meacham, Vice—President
. Paul Brown, Secretary
Chrrstopher R. Bauer, Jacob Boyd & Tuesday G Meadows
Jacob Boyd, Treasurer
Calendar Coordinator
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PCSO Board & Chad Hundley
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‘ LinQ is published monthly by and for the Pride Community Tuesday G Meadows, At Large
Services Organization members and community. The Pride Todd Ryser—Oatman, At Large
Community Services Organization envisions a community
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Iwriting this little monthly his song took me someplace I never that I identified with. These words
article because I get to choose the expected to go is an understatement. were scraping off layers of self-
topic each month. Whatever I want I sat in the theater astonished by hatred and identity issues. These
to talk about is what I write about. the words in the verse, “I was born words and this music made sense
This month I am more excited than here just the same as you, another to me. I just sat there wiping my
ever. time, another day. I’m sure the eyes, thankful that the lights went
Folks... when I see talent, I just good Lord took His time, made out quickly and the movie began.
have to share. I was fortunate each of us just this way. Iwalked So who is Sam Gleaves? Sam
enough to attend the official beside you step by step and it never was born and raised in Wythe
Kentucky movie premiere ofPRIDE crossed my mind that I would grow County in southwest Virginia. He
at the Kentucky Theater that was up one ofthe different kind.” Okay, performs innovative mountain
presented by JustFundKY. What I’ll admit it. At this point I was music with a sense of history and
I did not expect was what I saw already in tears but then the first plays many instruments including
before the show started. lines of the chorus began... “First the banjo, guitar, fiddle, autoharp,
A young man with a banjo named things first, I’m a blue collar man and dulcimer. His performances
Sam Gleaves was brought in to with scars on my knuckles, dust on combine traditional Appalachian
- sing before the movie. He was my hands. Probably wouldn’t have ballads, dance tunes, original
accompanied on fiddle by Deborah ever known, I’ve got a man waitin’ songs, and the stories that surround
Payne. I must admit, being the on me at home.” Well, that wasjust the music. Sam earned a degree in
social butterfly that I am, I was it. Iwas crying likeafool. For me Folklore from Berea College and i
only half focused on the music at it was as if he was singing right to has performed throughout the east
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to bluegrass music and, while I You see, being raised by a loving, in Ireland and Japan. He writes new
appreciate the genre, I don’t seek it country, slightly dysfunctional songs in the Appalachian tradition,
out to listen to. But then he was family listening to that type of telling stories about love, the home
introduced and he began to sing an music was all I knew as a kid. But place, working people, and present
original composition called Ain’t then I grew up and those songs social issues in the mountains.
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By Tuesday G Meadows
Transgender Day Of Remembrance 2015
“Bob Dylan didn’t have this to sing about, you know it feels good to be alive... Right here, right now, there is no other place I want to be...
watching the world wake up from history.” Right Here, Right NOW, Jesus Jones
ere it is November, and time of color. may be termed societal murder).
Hfor another Transgender Day of Society may be evolving for the G, L, We are still fighting for fair housing,
Remembrance. The observance is an and B, with marriage equality now law, employment, access to public restrooms,
annual event held on November 20 to but that has not done much to help the and — dare I say — acceptance of all
mark the transphobic violence against our discrimination against the T. Even though transgender individuals that fall within
community. We take this day once a year mass media has given us more visibility, our umbrella. There are still 38 states
to count our dead and bemoan the fact that that has not equaled less violence. that have no protections for transgender
really nothing gets done to prevent the So now many know the definition of individuals. This isjust unacceptable.
senseless murders oftransgender people. transgender, but the understanding of Many of us are aware of the great
. Those who don’t know me personally, what it really means is still a foreign “conservative push-back” that is
have never heard me speak, or haven’t concept to the masses. Plus many of the happening now toward the larger LGBTQ
read much of my writing may not know public’s attitudes toward the transgender community. I fear it may get worse over
that I do not wait until just once a year community are still pretty harsh. Media the next couple ofelection cycles,as some
I to talk about this subject. I try to point outlets like Fox News fan the flames of conservatives have used transgender
5 out the injustice and violence against our hate against us with scare tactics and fake people for their fearmongering and as an
1 community any time thatlhave aplatform. stories. easy target oftheir hateful policies. How
It has been a bad year for violence Society’s acceptance of transgender long the “push-back” will last and how
’ against the transgender community, with individuals in certain spaces has not we get past it, I have no idea. However, 1
- the murders of 25 transgender people in changed at all, in such areas as sports, believe that those voices are reactionary
‘ the U.S. This is a historic high number politics, and most religions. There are and will find themselves on the wrong
and this still may not be counting all still others with a murky agenda against side of history. We have all endured bad
I of the victims because of misgendering us or those who remain willfully ignorant. elected officials and their agendas, and
' _ by police. Again this year, most of the Suicide continues to be a consequence yet progress continues in spite of them,
‘ violence was against transgender women of the non-acceptance by society (which even ifit is sometimes at a glacier’s pace.
I I vote because I hope.
' NOVEMBER 20 Despite the obstacles and the sad
; Tl-a nsge [’1 def“ remembrances, we keep fighting. We keep
fighting to tell those young transgender
‘ Day Of R e mem bra n CG people that they are accepted, that suicide
is not the answer, and that their lives
I . matter. One day, we will see a change,
/ / k l but only if we push for it now through
, all of the hard times. You may write me
‘ '_ — at tmeadow3828@gmail.com or follow
" me on twitter at Tuesday Meadows @
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= I i '4 everything going Put your left hand on the desk, grab one leg.
‘1' on in my life, I find that most of my the back of the chair with your right
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about sitting through 2-hour classes, seconds. Release and raise your arms for flexibility. Sit tall in your chair and
I doing homework, writing papers, and toward the ceiling again. Then repeat reach your left hand behind your back,
j once that’s all said and done I just the twist going the other way. Hold for between your shoulder blades, palm
want to relax to “watch Netflix and 10 seconds. out. Then reach your right hand up
chill.” I’ve found some ideas to make toward the ceiling, bend it down, and
‘ sedentary actions a little more active 3. Invisible Chair Sit— Nolan try to touch your left hand. If you can
from an article on Forbes.com. Palmer Smith suggests these squats reach it, great: Hold for 10 seconds.
1 from the chair as a strengthening If not, grab onto your shirt and keep
“ 1. Wooden Leg- While seated, exercise. They work best if you lower practicing. Switch arms and repeat.
extend one leg out straight in front of your seat as far as it will go. Stand in Not only are these easy ways to
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Attorney At Law
'5 series began in August, and interests. Recognize, however, that the FBI capable of acting for themselves.

Tueaders are encouraged to check won’t be keeping tabs on your Agent The I always talk them out of that approach,
out the past issues, which are available by bottom line is that your Agent will be in a because, as a practical matter, it’s best not
scrolling down the LinQ Magazine tab on the position to create a mess—or even rob you to burden the Agent with the additional t
Pride Community Services Organization’s blind That’s why trust is so important. responsibility of having to prove to the bank, I
new website at pcsoky.org. We’ve looked at People’s primary purpose in preparing for example, that you are truly not capable ,'
methods of non-probate property transfers, a DPOA is to allow the Agent to manage of acting for yourself. And afier all, I ask, “if
Wills, and Prenuptial Agreements. This their afiaim in case of disability. That’s you’re uncomfortable granting authority to
month, let’s focus on another important why there is generally a long list of specific your chosen Agent now, while you’re able to
estate planning tool: the Durable Power of authorities granted to the Agent. Specificity watch for any misdeeds, will you feel better
Attomey (DPOA). is very important because you want your about them if you’re stuck in the hospital?”

Although the document generally is five financial institution(s), for example, to feel Again, complete trust is the key. If it’s not
or ten boring pages long, the concept is comfortable relying on the document and there, you’ve got the wrong Agent.
quite simple, and most people are generally following the Agent’s instructions. Keep in Note that a DPOA becomes invalid upon
familiar with it. A DPOA is a document in mind that financial institutions fear liability if the principal’s death, so it is no substitute for
which one person, the principal, authorizes you later claim that they improperly honored a Will. But for many, a good DPOA, when
an attomey-in-fact to act on his or her behalf. a poorly drafted Power of Attomey. For that coupled with an advance medical directive, is
The attomey—in—fact generally is not a lawyer, reason, I always expressly name each of the a fine (and much less expensive) alternative
however. Since the law regards the attomey— principal’s banks, brokerages, retirement to the Living Trust in planning for disability.

I in-fact as the principal’s Agent, that’s the accounts, etc. We’ll getto Trusts in alater article. See you ,

term we’ll use here. The Durable Power of Attorney takes its next month. I

You should have a DPOA if and only if name fiom the fact that it “keeps on ticking, Mike is a general practice lawyer in J
there is someone trustworthy beyond any even if you take a licking.” It must clearly Lexington and author of the 2005 book, The
doubt to handle the power and responsibility state that it is to remain valid from the date of AARP Crash Course in Estate Planning.
it entails. Quite often that would be your signing throughout any disability you might For more information and advice on estate
committed partner or spouse, but anyone can sufler (Of course, one must not be under any planning, he can be reached through the
serve. The scope of the power grantedto your mental disability when signing a DPOA.) PCSO Pride Center.
Agent canbenarrow—pertaining onlytothe People have often told me they want a This article is presented for informational
purchase or sale of a house, for example—or Power of Attorney just in case “anything purposes only and not fir the purpose of
it can be nearly boundless. happens to me,” but not until then. They don’t providing legal advice. You should contact

Whatever your Agent does, he or she has feel comfortable giving someone authority your attorney to obtain advice with respect
a high legal duty to act only in your best to make decisions for them while they are to any particulm issue or problem. 0

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t can’t wait to dive into the pumpkin a 2-quart baking dish. Saute the - 3 tbs. whipped cream cheese
1 .. pie, or the extra cheesy hashbrown onion, garlic, and thyme until soft. - 1 1/2 cups unsalted chicken stock
9 ‘, casserole, or the homemade rolls Add the potatoes, chicken broth, - 1/3 cup French-fried onions
3 : with extra butter. Well, never fear. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and pepper to
f There are some great ways to cut taste and bring to a boil. Reduce the — Bring 4 cups water to a boil in
) calories yet still pack an incredibly heat to medium and cook, stirring a large straight-sided skillet. Add
) tasty punch with one of these dishes gently, until the potatoes are tender, l/2 teaspoon salt and green beans.
t that will go over well at any holiday 10 to 12 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; cook 6
, gathering. minutes or until tender. Drain beans;
t — Arrange half of the potato-broth rinse with cold water. Drain and set
Light Scalloped Potatoes mixture in the prepared baking dish aside. Wipe skillet clean and dry
1 With Chiles in an even layer. Sprinkle with half with paper towels; return skillet to
__ each of the roasted poblano and medium-high heat. Add oil to pan;
1 — 1 medium poblano chile pepper, parmesan. Repeat with the remaining swirl to coat. Add sliced onion;
; halved and seeded potato—broth mixture, poblano, and saute 5 minutes or until lightly
: — 2 tbs. unsalted butter parmesan. Bake until bubbly and browned, stirring occasionally.
— 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced slightly golden, about 35 minutes. Add mushrooms; saute 3 minutes
r $ - 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced Let stand 15 minutes before serving. or until mushrooms brown, stirring
I - 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme occasionally. Add sherry and thyme;
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: broth salt and pepper to taste - 4 cups water 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add
: — 1/4 cups grated parmesan cheese - 3/4 tsp. salt cream cheese; stir until cheese melts.
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r abaking sheet and broiluntil the skin - 1 1/2 cups sliced onion slightly thick. Remove from heat.
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Rvords seem to be used more increased visibility of trans identities and the rejected by their own farrrilies. That has to
than ever, at an unacceptable rate. Since increase in gender-based homicides of trans stop.” Truer words have never been spoken.
the beginning of 2015, more than twenty women of color, Marisa says, “I don’t view Forthose of us who are cisgender, we have
trans women of color have lost their lives. any increase inrisk. The increased visibility ahost of obligations to the trans community. ,,
By the end of this year, who knows what is leadingto increasedunderstanding. There We must use the privilege afforded us to
the number will be. On November 20th of is also better reporting of the violence and speak truth in spaces where trans people m
each year, we gather to remember those that may be why we are seeing increased are not represented. We have to use OUR
we’ve lost. But this year feels different. numbers.”We need to acknowledge fliat the voices more. We must question systems
There are far too many people to lift up in risk has always been there, we just haven’t that contribute to the disparate treatment of
remembrance. One is too many, and more been paying enough attention. Many trans women of color. We must call it out
. than 20 is a national epidemic. People are people don’t understand the pressure trans when people whitewash trans women of
being struck down in their prime simply for identified people live with on a daily basis. color out of the history books. Stonewall
existing. While we celebrate Catilyn Jenner Whether it is discrimination in housing and movie, anyone? Trans women of color
for her living an authentic life, we mourn employment, state policing of their bodies, are busy surviving day-to-day. It’s hard
woman of color who are doing the same but or rejection from their families, transgender to speak when you’re literally fighting for
dying because of it. Inhonor ofTransgender people are simply trying to exist in a world your life, your existence, your humanity.
Day of Remembrance, the University of that refiises to see them. Going to the That’s why we must speak to their truth
Kentucky Oflice of LGBTQ* Resources, bathroom is a risk Going through TSA when they are silenced. It is because of this
in collaboration with the UK Violence checks is a risk Finding affirming medical that I challenge YOU to work at being an
' Intervention and Prevention Center (VIP), care is challenging. Now add race on top aspiring accomplice to thetranscommunity, a
is hosting Marisa Richmond, nationally of that. Trans women of color are at the most pointedly to trans women of color.
recognized transgender activist and the greatest risk for experiencing gender-based What are YOU going to do to protect “
first openly transgender person to win an violence. Studies estimate more than 50% trans women of color? What are YOU
election in Tennessee. Ms. Richmond will of trans women will experience some sort going to do to make it so all transgender,
be sharing her perspective asatrans woman of interpersonal violence in their lifetime. gender non-conforming, genderqueer, and
of color so that our community can learn Their very survival is a revolutionary act. non-binary identified people LIVE? Ifyour
and grow toward being more inclusive and Familial rejection is one thing that can set answer is “nothing,” you are part of the
afi‘irming of trans identified people. This atrans woman of color on apath that could problem. No more “Rest in Power.” We
free event on Thursday, November 19, will inevitably lead to someone making the must stand shoulder to shoulder with the
start at 5:30 pm. at the William T. Library choicetoviolentlyendherlife.Marisaspeaks trans community, screaming, “LIVE IN
Auditorium. The community is welcome to the importance of family acceptance in POWER! LIVE IN POWER! LIVE IN
to attend the lives of transgender people: “There are POWER!” 0

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By Katherine Wilkie Kennedy
5 2016 Lexington Pride Festival Chair
’ ow far do you plan in we have over 20 events planned and spirits.We also anticipate many
‘ Hadvance? If you are like between now and then that also return vendors from years past.
: most of the population, you have need their own planning and While we wish we could give
"’ outlines of major events—like a marketing. This means we have to more information regarding new
vacation—and leave the details abide by strict timelines to ensure components to the Festival for
e to the last minute. What if you we have reviewed and approved the 2016, we cannot. We have,however,
had to make firm decisions about intricacies of each event. realized a few things in the few
every minute of your first day of There are a few things the meetings we have had for this year:
. vacation 10 months in advance? LexPrideFest Committee likes to 1. Mobile technology
For example, what color socks will keep predictable. Over the past 8 dominates communication, and the
V you be wearing? This is the job of years, we have discovered many LexPrideFest needs to be available
Pride Planning! things that contribute directly to the as a mobile application.

Insurance to city approval