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Vol. 17, No. 2, February 2013 Print Edition,
Publisher/Editor—Worley Rodehaver; Associate Editor—Michael X. ChanakTransportation—Joe WilksContributors— Christa Curfies, Tedd Good, Brooklyn Steele-Tate, Michael Cotrell and Jack Wolking
Greater Cincinnati GLBT News
“Hatred and bitterness can never cure the disease, only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King
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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.
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First marriage at West Point
ISQCCBE elects officers
Defending DOMA could cost $2 million
2012, year of progress
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Februarythe LOVE month
Biden for Prime Minister
President Obama’sInauguration was one bigtear of joy. In his addressAddress became aProgressive call to action. Not since FDR’s 2d termseason for hard ball .Crafty DC insider VicePresident Biden carriedthis off. Forget that he is70. During the inaugur-ation he reeked of adrenalin and testos-terone. Obama has asingular trump card – a powerful possible suc-cessor at the center of hisadministration. Thenominees for Secretariesof State and Defense(
Kerry and Hagel
) aretwo of Biden’s old Senatecronies. Obama’s firstofficial act after the BigEvent was to put their names into nomination.In a lot of nations the person who holds the parliamentary majorityand picks the cabinet isthe Prime Minister. The president or monarch provides the gravitas andis the servant of the popular will. This may beevolving here. It may beeasy for the GOP todismiss four more yearsof Obama , They can-not. Twelve more yearsof Joe Biden stare right back at them. There isUSA historical precedenthere. Twenty four yearsof Jefferson , Madisonand Monroe evolved intothe “Era of Good Fe-eling”. It was a con-sensus bred by theimplosion of theFederalist Party andemergence of theDemocratic Party.Strong successorsserving as of Secretary of State provided thecontinuity of power. This brings up a worse GOPnightmare. Hillary stillwaits in the wings.
Another month hascome and gone andMarch 1 we will beat Old Street Saloonwith our preciousKeith Roberto and
Real politic 101By Tedd Good
he mention-ed Stone-wall riots asflashpoint of civil rightsand gavemarriageequality a sense of urgency. Richard Blancodelivered the Inau-guration Poem. OpenlyGay , Hispanic and GenX, he straddled three coreDem demographics.Lady GaGa headlinedthe White house staff party. African Americans, Hispanics , Women andthe young likewise foundthe events rich withsymbolism. Obama’shas that brand mes-sage been soresoundingon Inaugur-ation Day.Wait ! Wait ! Mr.President , Dude – this isyour 2d term ! Shouldn’tyou be polishing your legacy and planning your Presidential Library? Not really. USA is at aunique historical juncture.The GOP continues toshrink and implode.Cockroaches are more popular than Congress .The Fiscal Cliff negoti-ations proved a ripe
we areintoFebruary– theLOVEmonth!We onlyhave aout strong and raiselots of money for ourdesignated charities.February 6 wewere at Chili’s inHebron Kentucky toraise money forGLSEN Cincinnati. Allday long Chili’s willdonate a portion of food
liquor salesto GLSEN so grab agroup of friends andwine and dine your-self!February 22 is MissDiamond E DeVille’sbirthday and she willbe celebrating at Sho-oters at 11:30p.m.Come wish her thebest bday ever!few events this monthbut we want to comeFreedaBangkok.It’s a littledrive upnorth but lots of fun!Try theboo juice!March 3 we arehosting the NorthsideFemale Drag Queen of the Year for CaracoleHouse! 12 biologicalwomen will be com-peting for the title andthey are ALL CaracoleHouse employees!Miss MagicalMakeover will be heldMarch 15 at Shootersand this pageant is forthose who want to dodrag for the 1
time!For more informationor to sign up – contact Brooklyn!Listen to us on theAlternating CurrentsFM 95.7 every 3
Saturday at 3:30p.m.to find out all theexciting news with theISQCCBE. You can alsocheck our website on
forthe latest and greatest.See ya out and about!
Februaryis NationalMarriage Month
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