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GLBT News Greater Cincinnati January 2013

GLBT News Greater Cincinnati January 2013

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GLBT News is published by Worley Rodehaver, 513-241-7539. www.glbtnewscincinnati.com.
Michael Chanak is the associate editor and columnist. All material is free to be reproduced but we do ask you give proper attribution for materials used.
GLBT News is published by Worley Rodehaver, 513-241-7539. www.glbtnewscincinnati.com.
Michael Chanak is the associate editor and columnist. All material is free to be reproduced but we do ask you give proper attribution for materials used.

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Join GLSEN GreaterCincinnati, CincinnatiChildren’s Hospital, theCouncil on Child Abuse,the Human Rights Cam-paign, Talbert House andthe YWCA of GreaterCincinnati as they host thesecond annual anti-bully-ing summit:
 ImprovingSchool Outcomes
.Preventing bullying, ha-rassment and intimidationagainst students who are(or
are perceived to be
)Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual orTransgender is the goal.The summit will be heldFebruary 12th, 9 a.m. to3:30 p.m.Learn effective strate-gies to prevent bullying,harassment & intimidationand improve school cli-mate, student mentalhealth outcomes and aca-demic performance.Keynotes Include:
a..
U.S. Department of Education Research andPolicy for Bullying Pre-vention Initiatives (
 Dr. Deb Tempkin
)
b..
Ohio Attorney Gen-eral’s Office (
 Jennifer  Brumby, Esq.
)
c..
Human Rights Cam-paign (
Kim Westheimer 
)Other presentationswill include: CreatingSafe Spaces by ShawnJeffers of GLSENGreater Cincinnati.The summit is free andincludes breakfast andlunch.Location: The RedCross, 2111 Dana Ave.RSVP via e.mail or call513-361-2159. Space islimited.(
 Editor’s Note: We
normally do not run astory twice but wewanted our Print Edi-tion readers to see thisone which appeared inthe January 7 Elec-tronic Edition.
)Former Republicansenator, Chuck Hagel,who was nominated asdefense secretary byPresident Barack Obama, is under new firefrom Gay and Lesbianactivists.Following a series of leaks to US media thatObama was preparing tonominate Hagel, the fierc-est criticism has comefrom the president'sstrongest supporters:Gay and Lesbian rightsgroups.
President nominates Republican as Defense Secretary
Hagel
They have opposed toHagel for hi comments in1998, when he said thatPresident Bill Clinton'snominee for ambassadorto Luxembourg, JamesHormel, was not qualifiedfor the post because hewas 'openly, aggressivelyGay,'
the Telegraph
re-ports.The Log Cabin Repub-licans have run Ads in
The New York Times
opposing his nomination.The former Nebraskasenator has, however,apologized for his com-ments, but homosexuallobbying groups are un-impressed, and said thatis his belated attempt
to
make amends, or by hisrecord
on
other Gay rightsissues, the report added.GetEQUAL, a Gayrights group, appealed toObama not to nominateHagel, a decorated Viet-nam war veteran.The group's leaderTanya Domi said thatGetEQUAL strongly op-posed the potential nomi-nation of Chuck. [He]has, time and time again,taken every opportunityto lambast and denigrateLesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
GLBT News
— 
Page 1January, 2013 Print Edition
Youth, have a bullying Problem—Call the Trevor Project, 1-866-4-U-TREVOR
and Transgender Ameri-cans, and the Cabinet isno place for this kind of disrespect.Hagel currently serveson the president's intelli-gence advisory board,the report added.
 Anti-Bullying Summit set for February
See 
Summit 
, Page 2, Col. 4 
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News
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Contents © GLBT News, 2013
Page 2—GLBT N
EWS
January, 2013 Print Edition
“Always be yourself,”
from
Billy Elliot 
This Newspaper is supported entirely by income from our Advertisers. Editorials/Opinions are the opinions of the writer or organization and thepublisher assumes responsibility only for Editorials, Opinions or Commentary written by the publisher or editor(s). Views expressed inOrganizational or Independent columns or in Letters to the Editor are those of the organizations or writers.This Newspaper is distributed FREE at Advertisers' locations, through community organizations and other outlets. The publisher assumes noresponsibility for content, accuracy or validity of Advertising.
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
PaulDelphMatthewShepard
I
t is our goal to record the positive contributions
GLBT
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
 
MAP ublications, 1727 Highland, Cincinnati, OH 45202, 513-241-7539
GLBT News and UPDATE, Worley Rodehaver and , Michael X. Chanak are on Facebook
is published monthly in Cincinnati, Ohio.
e.mail
—map@ella.net 
web
—http:/www.glbtnewscincinnati.com 
What you have missed?
 
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
!
PFLAG’s Safer School ProjectSend your e.mail address to
 MAP@ella.net 
to join our e.mailer
http://www.glbtnewscincinnati.com
ISQCCBE
(
The Court 
)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
 
GLBT News
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
GLBT News
not knowing what affectit would have on ourother publications. 
GLBT News
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. 
GLBT News
wasback in business and stillis with a poor publisher.
GLBT News starts its 17th year of serving the LGBT Community in Greater Cincinnati
Summit 
—from Page 1
 
GLBT News
— 
Page 3January, 2013Print Edition
Scott E. Knox
ATTORNEY AT LAW
General Practice including:
 
Probate—Wills/Powers of Attorney Disability (Social Security/SSI/DisabilityInsurance) Lesbian/Gay/Transgender Legal IssuesHIV Legal Issues
Honored as one of 
Lawyers Weekly USA’s
Attorneys of the Year for 2002
13 E. Court St., Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Tel: 513-241-3800 FAX: 513-241-4032e.mail:
 sknox@choice.ne
PFLAG
By Michael Cotrell
president
Television interview
Recently I did a televi-sion interview and the in-terviewer didn’t reallyknow what PFLAG wasall parties and we providea safe haven for everyone– confidentiality is theKEY!The one question theor evenwhat weare about.Most of his inter-viewquestionscamefrom thewebsite – which I findtotally acceptable but inthe end he had a bit moreknowledge aboutPFLAG (
and a fewother organizations
).We talked about our mis-sion, our scholarship pro-gram and what parentsand friends could expectfrom a “standard” meet-ing. We talked aboutfeelings for both parentsand kids and how schoolscan be a better outlet forsafety.These days it seemsmore and more that kidsare coming out at ayounger age. Television isshowing more positiveimages of Gay people,movies are showing thatwe face the same dilem-mas and concerns thatthe average straight per-son deals with.At PFLAG we let par-ents deal with their kidscoming out however theyneed to, we encouragecommunication betweeninter-vieweraskedme was“ Wheredo I seePFLAGin the fu-ture.”My first thought was Iwanted us in a biggerbuilding, with lots of happy children and par-ents but then it hit me – Iwant to see the demise of PFLAG! I want there tobe no need to hug a momand dad when a childcomes out, no need tolook for a house for achild who has been dis-owned by their parents.I want to look at thebooklets we provide ashistorical information –information no longerneeded.I want to not have toorganize speakers ormeetings for people tocome to get help. I wantto wake up in a placewhere each person is ac-cepted and needed in thisworld. I no longer want
 
to need PFLAG.But until then –PFLAG is needed andwe will be there for par-ents, family, friends,Gays, Lesbian, Transgen-der and questioningpeople. Our doors areopen for those who needit and those who haveused it and can help. Re-member when you nolonger need PFLAG –PFLAG needs YOU!

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