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May 2014 Glbt News

May 2014 Glbt News

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GLBT News is published by Worley Rodehaver of MAP publication. The paper is free but the owner asks for fair attribution of content. For ads or other information write: map at ellla.net or call 513-241-7539. Michael Chanak is the associate editor, contributor and columnist.

GLBT News is published by Worley Rodehaver of MAP publication. The paper is free but the owner asks for fair attribution of content. For ads or other information write: map at ellla.net or call 513-241-7539. Michael Chanak is the associate editor, contributor and columnist.

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Greater Cincinnati
Serving the Cincinnati LGBT Community since 1996 
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Page 1May, 2014 Print Edition
Youth, have a bullying Problem—Call the Trevor Project, 1-866-4-U-TREVOR
The Old Geek......Page 2Tedd Good...Page 2Other Views.....Page 2HRC...Page 3Mother Goose....Page 4Chris Seelbach....Page 4Jack Wolking....Page 5Brother Michael.....Page 6Gay Chamber ....Page7
Photo by Michael X. Chanak 
Unconstitutional to not recognize out-of-state same sex marriages
, Page 3, Col 3 
Four PRIDE events in area this June
Cincinnati “jumps gun” holds May event 
By Scott KnoxAttorney at Law
 Judge Timothy Black issueda well-reasoned Order inHenry v. Himes, the caseholding that it’s uncon-stitutional for Ohio to continueto fail to recognize lawfulsame-sex marriages from other jurisdictions. Here’s myfavorite quote: “The record before theCourt, which includes the judicially-noticed record inObergefell, is staggeringlydevoid of any legitimate justification for the State’songoing arbitrary discrim-ination on the basis of sexualorientation, and, therefore,Ohio’s marriage recognitionbans are facially uncon-stitutional and unenforceable
 June is Gay PRIDE Month and parades and festivalswill be under way anywhere you look. But, if you arein the Greater Cincinnati area PRIDE will be celebratedin May, We are going to focus on events in Cincinnati, India-napolis, Dayton, Columbus and Lexington.
Cincinnati, May 31
 Cincinnati Parade Saturday, May 31, 2 p.m.. Downtown Cincinnati. It’s Cincinnati PRIDE’s 40th Anniversary, and theychallenge you to embody the anniversary as your theme.Those that do so will be automatically entered into afloat contest and awarded according to: People's Choice Best Business Entry Best Non-Profit/Group Entry
Parade Grand Marshals
 Crystal Loomis is an activist for social justice. Herclose friends call her the "Mayor of Queertown." Shehas been active in the local scene for five years and herwork is consistent with the nickname. Ron Clemons has been an active member of theLGBTQ community for over 32 yrs. He is an out andvery proud Gay man and has tried to use his life expe-riences to assist others in facing their day to day chal-lenges. He has an undergraduate degree from MiamiUniversity and a master's degree from the Univer-sity of Cincinnati The parade will run the following route: Staging/ starting area at 7th St. & Culvert St, from there pa-rade participants will travel west on 7th St, turn south(
 on Vine St, turn east (
) on 5th at FountainSquare, turn south (
) at Walnut St, turn east (
)at Freedom Way, turn south (
) on Joe NuxhallWay (
 Main St 
) at Great American Ball Park, turneast (
) on Mehring Way. Walkers (
no vehicle entries
) will go into Yeatman’sCove and enter Sawyer Point under the arches of the Purple People Bridge.Vehicles will stay on Mehring Way to Pete Rose Wayand continue to their designated location after theparade The Festival will be at Sawyer Point and Yeatman'sCove, 705 East Pete Rose Way. Entertainment had not been finalized as we wentto press.
 Circle City In PRIDE in Indianapolis June 7-14Indy’s first PRIDE Parade featured one float, an an-tique truck, a few drag queens, some antique carsand a handful of walking groups. The parade lasted
 Page 7, Col. 1
The Court.....Page 8PFLAG....Page 8
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Contents © GLBT News, 2014
“Always be yourself,”
Billy Elliot 
Vol. 18; May 2014—Print Edition (
Publisher/Editor—Worley Rodehaver; Associate Editor—Michael X. Chanak  Transportation—Joe WilksSales—Karen Halaszyn—513-979-4295
“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 ofhow 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, Worley Rodehaver and , Michael X. Chanak are on Facebook
 is published weekly in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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The OldGeezer
By Worley Rodehaver
The Trevor Project
) 488-7386
Talbert House
(513) 281-2273
(513) 281-CAREAmerican Foundation for Suicide PreventionMedia/Resource GuidesThe Word
WVQC-FM 95.7 
, Every SaturdayGLBTQ Music/News
Every Woman 
, 1pm - 3 pm
Alternating Currents
3pm - 5pm
CNKY Scene
The Listings Guide Greater Cincinnati GLBT News 
175 locations monthly Electronic edition, weekly 
Rainbow CincinnatiBack2Stonewall
Business Organizations
Greater Cincinnati Gay Chamber of Commerce
Local PRIDE Organizations
Cincincinnati PRIDE, NKy PRIDE
Cincinnati Police GLBT Liaison
Angela Vance
HIV Support
Caracole - HIV Housing - Case ManagementPlanned Parenthood SW Ohio
Senior Support
National Resource Center on LGBT AgingAARP GLBT SeniorsSAGE - Elder Advocacy
Parents & Youth Support & Students
PFLAG CincinnatiGLSEN CincinnatiCincinnati Youth GroupUC GLBT Center
Therapeutic Foster Care
Lighthouse Youth ServicesUC GLBTQ Support Groups
Music & Film
Muse - Women's ChoirCincinnati Men's ChorusQueen City Rainbow Bandcnky Film Fest
Equality OhioEquality CincinnatiHRC CincinnatiNOW CincinnatiBRAVO - Anti-Violence Project
Transgender Information
TransOhioCrossport - Cincinnati's Gender SupportMidwest Trans* and Queer Wellness Initiative
Womens Information
Cincinnati's Tuesday Nite Women's GroupWomen Helping WomenOhio Lesbian ArchivesNOW Cincinnati ChapterWOF - Women Out FrontLesbian Events
Substance Issues
Queen City Group - AAAL-ANONMental Health America - SW OhioGateways, A Recovery Center
Evening Entertainment & More
Gay Bar MapsQueen City Poetry SlamGay Literature Group - Greater Cincy
And more..
.Cincinnati Front RunnersRivercity SoftballTri-State Prime TimersImperial Sovereign Queen City CourtScorpius CincinnatiTriState LeatherThe River BearsCincinnati SonsUC Law - Out & AlliesUC LGBTQ CenterNKU Common GroundRainbow Alliance of Cincinnati State
had an Information Page severalyears ago. This updated info was obtained fromThe Center. If you see soething that does notexist or something that should exist but isn’there e.mail
That includes phone/e.mail addresses.
Real politic 101By Tedd Good
Other Views
 If my latest columns seem tobe obsessed with Russian TsarPresident Obama and the EUfail miserably handling theUkraine Crisis. They want touse the failure as a means of installing their type of leader
Hi Worley
. Please note that
Every Woman
radio programs are no longeron the air. When MediaBridges lost its City fundinglast year, it had to close. Sinceit held the license for WVQC,the station and all showsended as well. Both
Every Woman
Alternating Currents
wereon air every Saturday fordecades and offered Cin-cinnatians and NorthernKentucky Women’s com-munities, GLBTQ and GLBTfriendly communities andlisteners news, interviews andmusic, not heard oncommercial radio. Thanks for supporting thesemedia outlets for so long andmaking information aboutboth shows available through
Cheryl Eagleson513-260-7045
Putin in 2016
Putin I , it is in part because Irights need be afraid – veryafraid. He has become a globalfascist leader because the TeaParty GOP sings his praises asthe type of leader USA oughtto have. I am talking about acheering section of folks likeLimbaugh, Palin , Hannity ,Giuliani et.als. They see TsarPutin being a strong decisiveleader who is fanaticallynationalistic and the willingtool of the oligarchs andOrthodox Church. These cheerleaders havebecome Tsar Putin’s fifthcolumn in USA hopingnext electioncycle. ForbesMagazine is al-ready setting upthis scenario. Meanwhileback in Ukraineand Russia ,Crimean min-orities in theLGBT , Jewish , And Tatarcommunities are expressing fearand loathing of their newRussian masters. While theyacknowledge that the Ukrainiangovernment may have some neofascists , they are scared of theefficient Russian Police State.Kiev’s threadbare incompetenceand attempts to buy of community leaders is far easierto deal with. Tsar Putin has become moreovert about his intentions. Heis now registering Jews inCrimea as potential subversives.In Eastern Ukrainian Citiesoccupied by Russian separatists, the local Juntas are alsorequiring Jews to register aswell. He is also enforcing newregulations constricting publicprotests for all Russians and theregistration of foreign basedorganizations doing business aspotential subversives. Essentially he is expandingthe restrictions against theLGBT community to allRussian subjects (
they haveceased to be real citizens
) .That’s just how gradualismworks. Whoever becomes thenew hero of the Tea Party forthe 2016 GOP presidentialnomination must be seen asthe one who has the mostPutin potential. Be afraid. Bevery afraid.
Off the Air
am openly Gay andpart Ukrainian.
 As he emer-ges as the firstGlobal leader of a Fascist move-ment since
and Mussolini ,
anyone who
 I have observed and/or par-ticipated in PRIDE for manyyears. Since 1996, as publisherof
GLBT News,
I have had theprivilege of re-porting PRIDEactivities. I am proud of our continuallygrowing Cincin-nati PRIDE andI
send “best wishes”
for this year’s activities. I am also proud of KarenHalaszyn, a straight ally whohas been selling Ads and other-wise supporting this publica-tion for many years. And, I want to say how proudI am of my volunteer writersand photographers. I have had many over theyears and I can’t name them allbut I do want to salute MichaelX. Chanak who serves as a vol-unteer associate editor and col-umnist. Michael sometimes disagreeswith some of our content but heis a real “media” person andsays “so be it.” You will find columns of ourpresent volunteer writers in thisissue except forthe Rev. JoySimpson who wasbusy doing herfaith jobs whencolumns were duein April. Thanks to youall. This year I re-minded our columnists that thisis our PRIDE Edition, mostwrote about PRIDE directly orindirectly. Expanding on the topic of PRIDE. I am proud we haveattorneys on our side here in theCincy. One of them, our friend ScottKnox, has a story beginning onPage 1. I feel that when thereis somebody who knows much,much more than I do about atopic, I invite them to write astory about it. Best in PRIDE!
Page 3May, 2014 PE
 Ten years ago we celebratedPRIDE under a cloud of discrimination and hateone of the most progressivecities in our region. The HumanRights Campaign rates cities ontheir inclusiveness to LGBTresidents and visitors, which ispublished annually in theMunicipal Equality Indexchallenge our community todebunk that myth. ClaimPRIDE in who you are andhow you express yourself, butdo it as a Cincinnatian first. The world will only hear thedetails of our success if we tellthem that we are truly a greatplace to live, work and raise afamily. During our celebrationsPRIDE means many things tomany people, one meaning weall share though is simply ourPRIDE in our hometown,Cincinnati. The Human Rights Camp-aign is America’s largest civilrights organization working toachieve Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual and Transgenderequality. By inspiring andengaging all Americans, HRCand the HRC Foundation striveto end discrimination againstLGBT citizens and realize anation that achieves funda-mental fairness and equalityfor all.
By Steve Newsome
mongering as Cin-cinnati became oneof the most anti-LGBT cities in thecountry with an or-dinance known asArticle XII. The ordinancepermitted employersand landlords toactively discriminate againstanyone thought to be Gay orLesbian. Hundreds turned outin protest at City Hall and agroup of dedicated citizenstook to the ballot box to defendour rights and our city. Later that year Article XIIwas repealed and Cincin-natians could once again livetheir lives without fear of eviction or termination. Weknew, however, that we had toprevent this from happeningagain. We banded together andformed several groups thatwould eventually become theGreater Cincinnati HumanRights Campaign. Today as we look back on thegreat successes and milestonesin our movement recently weshould take great PRIDE incalling ourselves Cincin-natians. Today, thanks in large partto the advocacy of many andthe exemplary leadershipshown by city CouncilmemberChris Seelbach, Cincinnati is(MEI). In2013 Cin-cinnatiearned animpressive90 percentoverallrating,second inour regiononly to Columbus, Ohio. As welook to the future we canproudly announce that weanticipate a full 100 percentrating in 2014; the highestanticipated score in our region,even surpassing Columbus. This comes as votes seemto be near from city council ona domestic partnership registryand as the City Managerprepares to offer health benefitsfor necessary medical pro-cedures and recovery to ourcity’s Transgender employees.Our 100 percent rating alsocouldn’t have been achievedwithout the extraordinarydisplay of leadership from ourCincinnati Public Schools,which late last year passed anenumerated anti-bullyingpolicy with help from ourpartners at GLSEN and theYWCA. We often hear from friends,transplants, and national pressthat Cincinnati appears, attimes, backward or confused.During PRIDE this year weunder any circumstances.” Now *that* pretty much saysit all. The Judge “stayed” theenforcement of his order (
 for couples other than those whowere plaintiffs in the Henrycase in front of him
) until thematter is decided on appeal bythe Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. This makes sense toavoid driving bureaucratscrazy across the state, trying tofigure out if married couplesare really married. This affectsa broad range of rights,including ERISA payouts tospouses, dower rights on deedsfor real estate, inheritancerights, Social Security survivorbenefits, and lots of otherrights. Myriad agencies andbusinesses need to know forsure if you’re married or not.The good news is that JudgeBlack wrote a very well-supported Order, so I’mhopeful it’ll be upheld. Butfor right now, your rights as amarried couple in Ohio are thesame as they were before JudgeBlack ruled. Once it’s upheld,you’ll have all the rights (
and responsibilities
) of any othermarried couple if you weremarried in another jurisdiction.His Order does not say Ohiohas to allow same-sexmarriages to be performedhere, just that Ohio needs torecognize out-of-state validmarriages. But a new lawsuitwas filed on April 30 seekingan order requiring Ohio toallow same-sex marriages to beperformed, so this, too, willlikely change. Our governorand Attorney General DeWinehave pledged to fight againstour rights to the end, though,so there will be delays of theinevitable decision grantingequal rights pending appeals. 
In November if EdFitzgerald is elected Gov-ernor and David PepperAttorney General, we mayget our rights sooner, as bothare advocates for equalrights.
 This case makes a hugedifference already to thelitigants. I’m proud to havereferred clients to the attorneysthat filed the Henry case.Brittani Henry and her wifeBrittni Rogers are a wonderfulcouple who both want to be onthe birth certificate for thechild they’ll be raisingtogether. The assumptionunder Ohio law is that if youare married and give birth, yourspouse is the father. They wantto be treated equally. That’shardly a radical idea. And itallows their child to be coveredby both parents for SocialSecurity purposes, which hasnot been the case even after theWindsor case, as SocialSecurity determines thevalidity of marriage under theresidential state’s laws, not thelaws of the state where thecouple marries. This helpsprovide stability for theirfamily. Our laws generally havebeen drafted for exactly thatpurpose: to stabilize families.It has always struck me that‘the Brittani’s’ and othersimilar couples are not tryingto rob a bank. They’re tryingto do what our societygenerally wants them to do:form a stable family. I applaud Judge Black forhelping them in that endeavor.
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