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A Publication oftlw L'exingtonfiafl and L'esbian Services fll'ganizatiim ,
S. S ”a". C i Volume 21 Number1
lster oun 1n oncert Y Corpus Christi
Saturday, January 21 c" _ _
‘“"“" Corpus Chnstr, Terrence
Believe it or not, it has been ten years McNally's tale ofa modern day messiah who
since a few women gathered together in happens to be gay, has sparked controversy
Lexington with a dream of forming a wherever it has played since its premier at
women's chorus. Those founding sisters New York’s Manhattan Theatre CIUb in
of SisterSound Lexington's Women's 1998. ActOut Theatre Group will present
Chorus had no idea just how successful Corpus Chli'Sfi, directed by 30 List, at
theirearly effortswou|d prove. Lexington’s Downtown Arts Center, 141 E,
In celebration-of ten wonderful years, Main 31- It Wi" play Friday and Saturday
SisterSound proudly announces their nights, Jan. 5-7 and 13414 at 8 Pm and 3U".
latest concert series “10 Years ofWhine, Jan. 15 at 2 Kim Tickets are $15 or $12 for
Women and Song" The title says it all. Seniors and Students. Reservations can be
While there have been many women who made at (359) 225-0370- ~
have lent their voices to the effort in COIPUS Chn'sti, playwright Terrence
throughout the history of SisterSound and McNaIIy creates a Christ-like figure named
manya song sung, there has also been a Joshua who is born in a sleazy motel in
great deal of whining along with ample Corpus Christi, Texas, the playwright’s
quantities of laughter, smiles and even a home town. Joshua hitchhikes across the
few tears. desert having occasional conversations
This current theme will carry through With GOd, Performing miracles, and
the next two concerts. The Chorus will be gathering disciples.
reprising some of their favorite pieces In contrast 10 the anger and hullabaloo
from the last ten years, as well as it has inspired, Corpus Christi is a quiet,
incorporating some new women—themed beautiful play that weaves in and out Of the
pieces into their repertoire. Among the Bible and through the biography 0f the
selections featured in the upcoming playwright himself, with theatrical liberty as
’ concert are: “And All That Jazz,” needed. It contains the same amount of
“Everything's Coming up Roses” and truthful elements that may be expected in
“Harriet Tubman,” along with new any heartfeltwork Oggntigb-ed on nextpage
additions “Bread and Roses," “Nicolia” &
and The New Under gaflguggggoge‘h page Sponsor of the Month
correction SlStCl' Sound
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 ~- GAY AND SisterSound Concert from page 1 .
\ LESBIAN Please plan to Jom SisterSound in
SERVICES celebration of this important milestone on
y Saturday, January 21, at the UK Singletary
RGANIZATION Center for the Arts. The performance will
' LQXlfiQtOhi Kentucky begin at 8 pm. with general admission
5m NEW; In keeping with the 10'“ Anniversary
theme, ticket prices have been rolled back to
P £3922; “70'th b . their original price— $10foradults/seniors and
u '3 e on y y' $5 for children.Tickets, which make excellent
GLSO gifts, are available from any chorus member,
P.O. Box 1172 Lex., KY 40588 at the Singletary Center box office, or by
www.lexingtonglso@yahoo.com calling 502-319—4044. For more information,
www.webspawner.com/users/g|soqxnet to join the chorus or to make a tax—deductible
————_- donation, please visit us in cyberspace at:
News EdltOl'S www.geocities.com/sistersound.
Mary Crone & Jackie Cobern
Pride Center Office Manager Corpus Chris“ -from page 1
Bill Chandler IBod It_ri]st, tdirectofr fir ActOttitt’: production;
reca e e s orm 0 on toism a e opening 0
M Corpus Christi in New York City: , “Critics ofthe
original production seemed, overall, a little
GLSO BOARD disappointed. They walked through picket
Tom Collins, President lines, security dogs and metal detectors to see
Joan Brannon, Vice pres_ not a fUItfubalI firework: Sisptlray and| not at
pagean o asp emy u re er a p easan
Ben Salyers, Secretary and calm-hearted experience”.
Thomas Collins List is a graduate ofthe U. K. with a BA in
Mary Crone Theatre and the Univ.of Memphis with a M.F.A.
Lindsay Mattingly in. Directing. He is a founder and Artistic
Terry Mullins Director of Chance Theatre Co. For Corpus
_ Christi List has assembled a cast of 13 led by
Cheryl Smith Nathan Richard Wagner as Joshua, the play’s
central character. Reservations: (859) 225-
GLSO Membership
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indsiéiglUdS/COUPIGS The GLSO web site is now updated monthly.
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See gag: 20 www.webspawner.com/users/glsoqxnet
Opinions expressed in the GLSO Sign the guest book and give us suggestions of how we
News are those of the authors and might make the web page more helpful to you or to
glon'é’zggegahr’g "g’tjgf’figtithgsse 0’ newcomers to the GLBT Community. You can call the
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received after the deadline, which is Pride Center 253-3233 and talk tOIBIll, Office Manager,
the 15th ofeach month, maybe out between 10 t& 3 M - F, or Jackie who is here most
or not printed when space is limited. Saturdays from 1 0 - 2 to make suggestions.
The staff reserves the right to edit or
reject submissions and ads.
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dedicate his life to amending the US

Soulforce has joined in a call for the Constitution with a Federal Marriage

IRS to investigate the political actions of Amendment that would make second-
James Dobson and Focus on the Family. class citizens of Lesbian and Gay
On November 28, 2005: Citizens for Americans in committed relationships and
Responsibility and Ethics in Washington deny them their basic civil rights and
(CREW) filed a complaint with the Internal protections.
Revenue Service (IRS) against James Although his non-profit status bars
Dobson's FOCUS on the Family. Naomi him from electioneering, Dr. Dobson
Seligman, CREWS Deputy Director. was continues to use his considerable political
delighted when Soulforce offered to muscle to support anti—gay initiatives and
launch a national drive to support this to endorse candidatesfor political office. In
complaint. BY signing the petition early April, 2004, Dr. Dobson endorsed
addressed to the 'RS, YOU Wt" join Republican Representative Patrick J.
thousands of Americans who are Toomey in his race for Senate in
concerned about James Dobson's Pennsylvania. In addition, it was reported
growing political influence in Washington, that Dr. Dobson actively campaigned
DC. and across the nation. during a rally for Rep. Toomey.

FOCUS on the Family is atax-exempt Other candidates that Dr. Dobson
501(c)(3) organization whose stated reportedly endorsed in 2004 include North
purpose is "to spread the Gospel ofJesus Carolina Republican candidate pat
Christ through a practical outreach to Ballentine for Governor and Oklahoma
homes." In past years, Dr- Dobson has Republican candidate Tom Coburn for
become increasingly shrill about his Senate.
political beliefs (especially against GLBT You can read more details, including
people) on his daily radio program and thefulltextofthe complaintsenttothelRS,
through hisfundraising letters on the CREW web site. There is a link to

For example, on December 1’ FOCUS that web site on the Souldforce web site at
onthe Family announced that itwould end www.soulforce.org/petition/1. Please sign
its long time banking relationship with the petition to call on the lRS to
Wells Fargo because 0f the bank's investigate the political actions of James
"ongoing efforts to advance the radical Dobson and his organization.
homosexual agenda.”

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 - . financial base that will increase the voice
Ky Fairness“ Welcoming (Phange and visibility of GLBT Kentuckians and to
and Advancmg Equality insure a fairfuture for all. Members will also
,, . . . receive an ampersand lapel pin to
. Fame is free. Changing hearts anti symbolize their commitment to equality, a
minds is not. Advancrng equality Is not, quarterly update detailing how proceeds
reads thetliterature concerning the new are utilized, and invitations to Friends &
gambersm? ”were." 0f the Kentch'lgx Family cocktail receptions preceding major
airness Alliance. Friends&. Family: . Kentucky Fairness Alliance events around
takes that. statement seriously in its the state.
missron to insure-fairness for all GLBTQ Those interested in making a
:ersorns. The Iallirance 20:? S to advargcet commitment to fairness by becoming a
qua 'ty "Ct on_yt roug t is program u member of Friends & Family may contact
also by embracrng a ”.e‘” acting director. KFA's central office at 502-897-1973. Call
Recently, Christina Gilgor took over to show support of Gilgor and Friends and
as acting director of the state KFA. In said Family
role, Gilgor has moved quickly to insure '
the continual growth and prosperity of KFA Responding to Our Opposition
due to a strong personal commitment to
the advancement of equalityforallGLBTQ by mary Gr one
persons. Sometimes it is helpful to know what
KFA feels confident letting Gilgor take the opposition is saying; sometimes it only
the helm as her qualifications are leads to anger or depression. So read this
paramount: an undergraduate degree in if you want some information, otherwise,
social work as well as a master's in public know that we need to continue to support
administration from UK. Furthermore, she all of those in our community that are on
and her partner of seven years, Julie the front lines whether that be lobbying the
Stephenson, set a strong example for legislature, speaking up to coworkers, or
everyone as they provide a happy home coming out in High School. Anyone that
for their two small children. KFA strongly would like to write about possible
welcomes Gilgor‘s many contributions and responses to right wing propaganda, send
talents. in your ideas (as an article or not) to
One of the contributions in which Iexingtonglso@yahoo.com.
Gilgor has been instrumental is the The statements in italics came from
implementation 0t KFA'S newest program the website of Open Door Ministries, a
rightly called Friends& Family. Gilgor has group active in the UK community.
striven to see that this program succeeds (www_opendoorrministries.us/) They have
in the hopes that it Wiii deveIOp a links to the Baptist Student Group and to
formalized membership club of GLBT Southland Christian Church. They define
Kentuckians as well as their friends and themselves thus; “Open Door exists as an
family. on-campus Christian community and safe
In fact, Gilgor galvanized volunteers haven for individuals struggling with
early in December to call people across homosexuality. We strive to offerhope and
Kentucky and encourage them to enlist in help to those who want to begin their
the program. One becomes a member by journey to purity. i
making a one time donation. thus They really do believe that they hold
becoming a “friend”or by donating a the high moral ground. Therefore,
monthly, automated gift, thus earning the oppressing GLBT people seems like part
title “family member.” of God's plan to them. We can state that
In turn, members can feel confident we do not believethat loving...
that they are helping to create a solid ,
continued on next page _
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 someone is evera sinand point out that They are saying that we mistakenly
more than a few things listed in the Bible think we were born gay because we do not
as S'hS’ such as women speaking 'h remember makingaconscious decision to
church, weavrng clothing made from a be homosexual. According to them, that is '
combination. 0f fabrics or eating lobster, because we are all born with a tendency to
are notconsrdered e'thI by most people sin and our identities as GLBT people is
today. And we can remind people that reallya gradualgiving into our sinful desire
we d_° have freedom to choose our own to be gay. They argue that even if we are
religipus beliefs. ' born with “homosexual tendencies,” our
To accurately discuss the roots or giving into those tendencies is a choice, a
homosexuality, we must realize the choice that is bad for us and bad for society.
inherent smful nature Of all people, Therefore, making laws about homosexual
whether they are gay or straight. “behavior” is justifiable, including sodomy
Homosexuality, when Wt (”to ”3 true laws, anti-gay marriage amendments, or
and proper context, is no different than laws limiting our right to parent.
any other sm. No one has to make a Inthis samevaintheycontinue:
conscious decision to enter into any From a scientific/psychological
Sinful/ifesty/e. Thattendencyisbominto perspective, there seems to be a strong
our being. The conSCIous dee’s’eh that correlation between the development of
can and must be made ’3 the decision to homosexual feelings/tendencies and
overcome that em and begin ”W79 _a dysfunctional relationships. Early in life,
pure and whole lifestyle, whether the em unhealthy relationships with family
77 quest'on '3 Endei Izsthhomosefuagtxl members (including parents and siblings)
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 and with peers leave deep emotional development of homosexual tendencies
wounds. There are a number of prominent include societal pressures, pornography,
factors that are known to influence sexual masturbation, demonic influences, and
development including: Abuse (sexual, an amoral belief system... These are, by
emotional, physical, spiritual) - Parental and large, factors that the individual
dysfunction (absence, detachment, cannotcontrol. Butdespite these factors,
overbearing control, lack of gender the decision to yield to homosexual
affirmation) - Betrayal - Ridicule or temptation is still the individual's to make.
teasing from peers - Sexual play w/same- It doesn't usually happen ovemight, but
sex peer - Rejection - Abandonment - rather it progresses over years.” it is
Lackofnurture-Loneliness. typically in (the teen years) that the
There is so much on this list that it enemy (Satan) will have his best
would be difficult to find anyone that had opportunities to convince someone that
none of these negative experience in their he or she is "93V", that they were bom this
lives. So why isn't everyone gay? way, and that there is nothing they can do
This list also provides an ostensible about it.
scientific/psychological basis for arguing Our long held belief that we are born
that LGBT people need to be “cured.” if different is now supported by scientific
identifying us as sinful doesn't convince research. However, the fact that we are
some people,then saying we are addicted born different is not what we base our
or emotionally damaged may be rights upon. People also havethe rightto
appealing. chose to be gay, bisexual or whatever.
Providing several ways for us to be In the Declaration of Independence
considered impaired also makes it seem it states that all peOple are endowed by
compassionate to offer us help in leaving their creator with inalienable rights
the “homosexual lifestyle.” All the major including life, liberty and the pursuit of
professional organizations, AMA ( happiness. We have some rights
doctors),(APA) psychologists, social because we are human, and we have
workers,etc. saythat homosexuality is not additional civil rights because we are
a disorder and does not need to be citizens. Equality and fairness are basic
“treated.” Offering a “cure” is, in fact, seen American values, and is increasing
as unethical. number of people understand that we
There are other factors to be have the right to live our lives as we see
considered as well. One strong possibility fit.
to consider is generational sin. There are We need to focus some attention on
many instances in both the Bible and in the repeated use of moral argum