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Vol. 17, No. 1, January 2013 Print Edition,
Publisher/Editor—Worley Rodehaver; Associate Editor—Michael X. ChanakTransportation—Joe WilksContributors— Tedd Good and Nate Wessel
Greater Cincinnati GLBT News
“Hatred and bitterness can never cure the disease, only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King
This publication is dedicated to those
t is our goal to record the positive contributions
people make to their community and the localcommunity at large. While AIDS and Hate CRIMES are certainly not positive things, we seek to draw thepositive from the negative. We hold up Paul Delph and Matthew Shepard and their families as models of how human beings should or could react to each other and how families should support loved ones whoselives are not in the box right wing religious zealots want them in. Delph, a multi-talented Cincinnatian, diedof AIDS in 1996. His mother shut down her business to care for him. Shepard died in 1998, victim of a hateCrime and his mother worked for years to get passed a national Hate Crimes Bill, which is now law.
who have or have died from AIDS or Hate Crimes
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If you have not been to our website or if you are not on oure.mailer list here are some of the stories you have missed duringthe last three weeks in our Weekly Editions!
First marriage at West Point
ISQCCBE elects officers
Defending DOMA could cost $2 million
2012, year of progress
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)By BrooklynSteele-TateWell 2013 is here andwe still have lots to do.The ISQCCBE is head-The summit is for allschool leaders, council-lors, educators and ser-vice providers. If youknow someone whowould benefit from at-tending encourage themto RSVP.
ISQCCBEready to go
ing into thenew yearstrong andconfidentand readyto raisesomemuchneededmoney for our local chari-ties. Make sure you look for us out and about:Friday January 4 wewere at Old Street Sa-loon with Freeda andSteve for the New YearsResolution show.We will be at Shootersfor the Sugar & SpiceShow with Edward St.James and Sugar SnapFriday January 18 PettyCash and Sir SteveLickalotta Steele will beat Shooters and you willsurely have a great timewith those two leadingthe pack!Miss Drag You OutPrelim #2 will be held atThe Cabaret on SundayJanuary 20. The doorswill open at 6 p.m. andthe show will start at 7p.m. This is a “pageant”for biological females andthe last one had 17 con-testants!If youwant to bea part of it– go to ourfacebook page andsign up –Miss DragYou Out!Minnie Cooper will behosting her show FridayJanuary 25 at 11:30 atShooters. She likes to doa little Whitney Houston– so be on the lookout!Of course ShaniceMcCoy Patton will beherding up some girlsdown at the C&D inNorthside for a rip-roar-ing good time, the showstarts at 10 p.m. on Janu-ary 26.Finally on January 27the ISQCCBE will behosting a show at TheCabaret for EqualityOhio. The doors willopen at 7 p.m. and theshow starts at 8 .. It willinvolve fashion-drag-livesinging-and raffle items.Knickers XY will be onhand for the fashion showand we have some HOTmodels!So until next month –remember all the moneyyou donate to ISQC-CBE goes 100% to ourcharities so dig deep anddig often!
By Worley Rodehaver
is enter-ing its 17th year of ser-vice to this region’sLGBT Community andwe are proud to be partof this community.We came on board asa Gay publishing com-pany at a time when be-ing a GLBT person inCincinnati, Ohio was notalways a happy experi-ence.We followed two otherpublications, one of whichhad gone out of businessand the other had movedout of the city.Since we were publish-ing two other newspapersat the time we were al-ways juggling to keep thethree from meeting in theeyes of our advertisers.Today it so much easierto be a part of the gen-eral community.In fact, several of ouradvertizers run Ads inboth of our present pub-lications.And, Cincinnati has itsfirst openly Gay memberof Council, ChrisSeelbach.Several churches wel-come LGBT membersand two have openly Gaypastors.There is an active GayChamber of Commerceand numerous organiza-tions meeting the variousneeds of the community.When we began pub-lishing there was one
GayPRIDE event each year.
Today, Cincinnati GayPRIDE is located down-town, with its first eventsbeing held on FountainSquare and last yeardown by the river.Northern Kentuckynow has its own PRIDEevent and in Northsidewhere Cincinnati PRIDEevents were held beforemoving downtown thereis a Northside PRIDEevent as well.When we started thispublication the other twoGay pubs were no longerin publication.We learned that one of our advertisers was clos-ing up shop to care for ason coming home fromCalifornia with AIDS.We also knew severalothers with AIDS andhad freinds who had diedfrom AIDS.So we took a chancebeginning
not knowing what affectit would have on ourother publications.
was notmeant to be a money-maker but a service.(
Still, today we struggleto keep it going finan-cially.
)At one point we had togive up because of costand stopped publication.But, Matthew Shepardwas hung on a fence todie and we went to acandlelight service atUC. There we got aphoto of two studentsholding candles and hug-ging each other.
wasback in business and stillis with a poor publisher.
GLBT News starts its 17th year of serving the LGBT Community in Greater Cincinnati
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