xt7x0k26dt9c https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7x0k26dt9c/data/mets.xml Lexington, KY Pride Community Services Organization 200804 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, April 2008 text GLSO News, April 2008 2008 2019 true xt7x0k26dt9c section xt7x0k26dt9c ~ ' 7 Ga and The GLSO NEWS
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Pride Festival 2003 for the Bible Tells Me 80
We Are Family . .
Is there any way to bUlld bridges
_ between the LGBT community and those
The Pride Planning Committee 0f who believe that Christians should stand in
GSLO met in March and decided that it was opposition of everything gay? How is our
- time for a downtown festival in celebration cultures changing as more and more
Of Pride Month. We are planning an families realize they have gay, lesbian,
exciting event complete with entertainers, bisexual, intersex or transgender people
music, shows and vendors. We Are Family "at their table"? These are the questions at
isourtheme. the heart of Daniel Karslake‘s
We were thrilled that so many documentary"forthe Bibletells me so"
representatives of organizations and The Kentucky Conerence for
businesses attended. We also welcome Community and Justice (KCCJ) is hosting
individuals to meetings, and we need screenings of this film at the Kentucky
volunteers at events. lfyou are interested in Theater on Tuesday, April 29’ at 5:30 and
helping, call the Pride Center at 253-3233 7:30 pm. The admission cost will be the
and leave your name, phone number and same as that usually charged by the
email address. If you have a specific area theater.
ofinterest,you can letus knowthatalso. This documentary explores how
Organizations and Businesses that were People Of faith handle, or sometimes fail to
represented at the first handle, having a gay child.'ltfocuses on the
Pride Planning Meeting, 2008 experiences of five Christian American
GLSO Bluegrass Fairness families who have. a gay famlly meme"
QX.NET Imperial Court including the families of Episcopal Bishop
SisterSound AVOL G3 continued on next page
Kentucky Stonewall Democrats $5153“ {Earl
Organizations that are planning their E“? Sponsor of the month 3‘
own Pride Month event should get us 3*
information about date, time, place, and a
discription of the event ASAP. We are ERNESTO SCORSONE i
building a calendar and weekend days will
fillup quickly. The deadline for advertising ”at ATTORNEY AT LAW
in our pamphlet is May 1. w
Everyone is welcome to the first
meeting inApril, on Saturday 12, at 1 pm at (859) 254-5766 2
the Pride Center. We need everyone's
help. Pleasejoin us. l

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"for the Bible tells me so" Claw Nation Tour E
Tuesday, April 29 KY Theater 6‘
continued from page 1 Congratulations to Bill Howard, Mr. ti
. . . Kentucky Leather 07, for coordinating and 5
Gene Robinson and House Majority hosting the Claw NationTourat Club Bang on L
Leader Richard Gephardt. . February 16, 2008. A total of $1,226.00 was 2
Informed by SUCh respected vorces raised, half of which will be divided between fl
as B'Sth Desmond Tutu, Harvard GLSO and Moveable Feast with the balance E
Theologian Peter Gomes, Orthodox goingto CLAWfortheir national charities. r
Rabb' Steve Greenberg, and Reverend Special guests assisting were: Slade c
Jimmy Cre'ech, for the B'ble tells me_so Andrews, Mr. Kentucky Leather 08; Russ
offers healing, clarity and-understanding. Coulter, Mr. Kentucky Leather 08 runner-up; V
Pieasesupport KCCJinthisendeavor. Crisco Schiefer, Mr. Dixiebelle Leather 07; E
Mike Blankenship, Mr. Queen City Leather l:
_ runner-up; Brian Plagge, Mr. Best Basket 5
““55 comm" Becomes M" 07; Roy Smith, Mr. Midwest Bear 03; and E
Kentucky Leather 08 Scott Perry, International Mr. Bear 2001. F
Slade Andrews, chosen Mr. V 2
Kentucky Leather 2008 last October, Bluegrass Women 5 Network C
has resigned the title for personal Bluegrass Women's Network is a t,
reasons. His successor is Russ Coulter
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Russ will represent Kentucky at the '
International Mr. Leather 2008 contest in restaurants, and gone to the comedy CIUb a
Chicago, lL, May22 25,2008. together. To receive emails about events.
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 IMPERIAL COURTAPR/l EVENTS presented throughout the evening. Local

entertainer and community activist, LaToya

The Imperial Court of Kentucky Bacall, was presented with the Lifetime

continues another strong year of AchievementAward for her many years of
fundraising with several upcoming April sewice and accomplishments. Empress
events.Thefirst event isthe culmination of 26 Lawren and Emperor 26 Brad 3'30

it. the Entertainer of the Year series with made check presentations to Moveable

id several contestants from Empress Feast LeXIngton, AiDS Volunteers of

'n Lawren‘s female line vying for the title of Lexmgton, 3“? the GLSO' from .donations

IS 2008 Entertainer Of the Year. Throughout given from Reign 26 thus far, Wthh totaled

’“ this year, Naomi VWde, Adrianna Armand, over$6,000. .

:e Eve St. Mychal, and Adriana Fuentes have _ Look for other upcoming events and
hosted individual shows and have information from the court including a

e collectively raised over $3400 already. 35‘/V“; Ii!" lear‘iallrcguhrfkgnttivcekb Solrt e a:d

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er bggir:nio]t;enatatgzéo ng.WICove(re :70: JuneothattheRadisson PlazaHoteI.

3t suggested $5 donation to the Court. V's't the court's Myspace page at

d Entertainer of the Year 2007, Georgia WW

, Peach, will step down that evening. Each 531‘ Pictures from all events are on the
contestant will have performances that will page, so you can see how much fun the
add to their fundraising totals, with the court has raismg funds for its charitable
contestant raising the highest cumulative causes. If you would l'ke to become more

, total being named Entertainer of the Year involved “"1" the imperial 90“” 0f

‘ 2003 Along with the title and crown, the Kentucky, contact the Board of Directors at
winner receives a command performance mm
at Coronation 27, on June 8th,

The otherAprii eventwillbe the annual -
Miss Derby Pride Pageant. Contestants L8H. Fall‘ness ““an legiSIaml‘s
Wi” compete in various Derby-themed Lexington Fairness, formerly known
categories, including Derby Presentation, as Bluegrass Fairness of Central Kentucky,

, Talent and Creative Evening Wear, D-erby- shouts out a loud “THANK YOU,” to the

" Sty'e- ,Emry fe‘? 'S$10- Fora” app“°at‘°” or legislators who killed HB112 in committee
more information, please 69m?“ Empress in March. The bill would have forbidden
Lawren at—@_g_lawrenlamoore ms' htbbcom. public universities from providing domestic
The event Will be held at Bluegrass partnerbenefits.

Connections on Winchester Road, With UK and UofL already offer such

. d°°ls opening at 8:30 pm and pageant benefits under different names such as
beginning at 93,0 pm. Cover '5 a “dependent sponsor benefits,” but HB112
suggested $5 donation. would have forced them to discontinue

,. In March, the glitz and glamour Of offering those benefits. This defeat of the

HOHVWOOd was present at the Kentucky bill allows the universities to continue

’ Theater as the Imperial COW Of Kentucky offeringtheir benefits and serves as a major
hosted its 12th Annual FaISIe Awards. The winforfairness issues.

‘ evening. was a celebration Of the Look forthe latest in developments at
accomplishments Of our local drag www.bgfair.org orwww.|exfair.org.
community, With numerous awards

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& The EXCltmg COHCIIASIOH Davina and Kathy have started an Art

Bitch will be playing and singing at House Movie and Discussion Group
The Dame, 156 West Main, on Friday, through the Unitarian Universalist
April 4 at 7 pm. Tickets are $8, call 225- Church. You do not have to be a church
9005. You can check Bitch out on member to join us for an 9“?an 0f
www.B|TCHMUSIC.com. independentfilm and discussion.

I have seen Bitch perform at Michigan The group meets the first Thursday of
over the last several years and she is the month to viewafiim at approximately?
great. She use to be part of Bitch and p.m.atthe Lexington Green Movies8orthe
Animal and now plays with The Exciting Kentucky Theater- Afterwards the grow
Conclusion. She will be at Michigan this discussesthefilm atanearby restaurant.
summer playing with Ferron‘ An e-mail listing the movie, theater and

meeting time is sent the Monday before the

. , group's meeting date. To be added to this

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The Lexington Lyons meet the second Davma atmmme.
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work, religion, discrimination, or other ' ' '
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Dr. Franklin E. Kameny, born May 21, {43% g g_ ”qty 3.;
1925, has beenagay rights activistsforthe h'fl: ‘ ' ,7
lastfiftyyears. Hiswork hasimpacted howl * up?" if" "
have lived mylife and howyou liveyour's. 2- 1. .~ '
|n1957,Kameny was dismissed from a ‘53," . . ——
his position as an astronomer in the Army J. . as)! -- .g
Map Service in Washington, DC. because . - -
he was gay and therefore a security risk. . ..~' ’
At that time there was not a gay rights ' '
movement, only a few individuals that ' _ n; -®
published under pseudonyms and rarely 3‘ a '
took public positions. Many GLBT people In 1971 Dr. Kameny became
accepted what they were told by the h f' 1 d'd
"expert": that they were sick. sinful and/or t C “St open y gay can 1 ate
criminal. for the U.S. Congress.

Meek acceptance was not Frank . . _
Kameny's response. This World War II Mattachine Socrety launched a campaign
combat veteran did notwalk away from the to overturn Sqdomy laws and toremove
injustice. In 1961, he petitioned the the classrficatlon of homosexuality as a
Supreme Court describing his firing as "a mental disorder from the American
persecution and discrimination not one PSYCh‘af‘r'C Assocrations manual 0f
whit more warranted orjustified than those mental disorders. .
against . . . other minority groups." The Kameny and N'ChOIS launched'the
Supreme Court declined to hearthe case, first PUbl'C protests by gays and lesbians

That same year Kameny and Jack with a picket line at the White House on
Nichols co—founded the a chapter of the AP“! 17‘ 1965- New York's Mattachme
Mattachine Society in Washington, DC. Socnety and the Daughters 0f B'l't'sv
Under Kameny and Nichols, this group headed by Barbara Gittmgs,expandedthe
launched numerous campaigns in picketing to the Pentagon, the US. CIVII
oppositionofzz Service Commission, and to
Denial of government security clearances Philadelphia's Independence Hall for what

to homosexuals became an annual event
Removal of homosexuals from the Dr. _Kameny was a panel member

military, along With Barbara Glttings and John E.
Denial of employment by the federal Civil Fryer _(Dr. Anonymous) at ”19.1973

Service Commission. American Psychiatric Assocuation
Criminalization of homosexuality and symposrum on homosexuality and

homosexual practices, psychiatry, _a key. event In getting
Entrapment and harassment by police ”Izzstnssexuallty de‘IISted as a mental

and other civil authorities, and It took nearl a decade to chan e the
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Dr.Frank11nE.Kameny theory" at the 1973 APA meeting in N!
The fight to change the Honolulu. Bob Spitzer, Ron Gold, and l,

DSM 11 in his own words. sitting in a nearby gay bar surrounded by Q: ;
frightened, closeted gay psychiatrists, can,
drafted two resolutions... both of which poo]

"After the Mattachine Society of were adopted by the Board of Trustees and
Washington (MSW) was organized in that December.
November, 1961, and we began to assess Those who remained sickness
the issues facing us, we realized at once proponents, were able to keep the [W
that we had to deal with the "sickness category "Ego-dystonic Homosexuality". cam
theory" of homosexuality, as formalized in It made a disorder out of discontent with long
the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual being gay. This category was finally ,7”,
(DSM ll) of the American Psychiatric deleted around 1987, closing out the ofg
Association (AMA). entire issue in a formal sense. 7‘th
I had no idea of the scientific basis for The APA now has a recognized Gay ope;
the sickness theory, but, as a scientist by and Lesbian Caucus, consisting of very 779/6
training and background, who knows good “out" gay psychiatrists, who will be ‘
science and bad science when he sees presenting an award this October szl
them, I commenced to explore not knowing (2006)jontly to Barbara Gittings and me, in hair
where lwould come out. recognition of our past contributions to the 31:13
lwas appalled by what I found: shabby, cause. Much of that enormous progress gm
shoddy, sloppy, sleazy pseudo—science. and the advances which the gay
Moral, cultural, and theological value community has enjoyed over the past
judgements, cloaked and camouflaged in three decadesjust simply would not have ”’9
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burden of proof from us to the sickness Dan has JUSt finished a series 0f 7“
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animals. Butstill,there reallyisn’tanything - . - -
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farms around here. stare endlessly at a bird perched in a bush 0
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productive fashion by their human learned attributes or capabilities. Maybe
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in the Wild? Sure they WOUld. bUt WHY? important now? Maybe we are not so far a
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wonder why that white horse is standing all
by her self in one corner of the field? The Couples Workshops
other horses (bay, brown, and black) don't Jessica C. Bollinger, LCSW, MSW,
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