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Vol. 13, No. 8, August, 2010
Contents © GLBT News, 2010
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 howhuman beings should or could react to each other and how families should support loved ones whose livesare not in the box right wing religious zealots want them in. Delph, a multi-talented Cincinnatian, died of AIDSin 1996. His mother shut down her business to care for him. Shepard died in 1998, victim of a hate Crime andhis 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
is published monthly in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In response to Dan Wells article regardingPRIDE.After moving to Cincinnati from Clevelandand attending DAAP in 1984 I was introducedto the Gay Community. The community andlifestyle was new to me. It was both confusingbut yet enlightening.Since graduating I had gotten married to a wonderful girl (
I would say woman but thenthat would imply that she is old and I would hear about it for weeks
). Together we boughta house in Covington and have embraced theGay community. We have many Gay friendswhom we socialize with. In doing so I havelearned a great deal of the beliefs and strugglesthat the Gay community has.
I have found that the Gay Community needsand deserves the same rights that I have as a heterosexual. Those being the right tomarriage, insurance, adoption etc. I have alsofound that the Gay Community wants to beseen as equals. Mr. Wells wants to tag Northside as being a Gayborhood. Really?Doesnt Northside want to be a neighborhoodthat accepts everybody? By marketing thearea as a Gayborhood are you not sending outthe message that only Gays should live there?Dont you want others to feel that theybelong there as well? Is it not the goal of theGay Community to have equal rights and tocoexist as equals?Mr. Wells, through your statements you aredoing - in my opinion - exactly the oppositeof what the Gay Community is trying to do -to fit in and being accepted for who they are.Do I introduce my friend to others as Noah ordo I introduce him as my GAY friend Noah?Is Northside a Neighborhood or is it a Gayborhood? Think about it!Sincerely,
Jeffrey A. Snyder
Blue Bar, Covington, KY.
Our New (
GLBT News Magazine
returns to tabloid format and as justplain old
because thistype of newsprint costs less.As many of you know, GLBTpublications around the world aresuffering from the economic crisisand because of the fact that manypeople are now getting much of theirnews on line.Unlike many of these publications,
does not have a largestaff or depend on an expensiveexternal office; nor have we tried tobuy up every other GLBT publicationin sight creating debt..We do suffer from the fact thatmany corporate publications nowrealize that there is extra advertisingrevenue to be made from the GLBTCommunity and there are now thoseadvertisers who five, ten years agowould seek out a GLBT publicationbut are now seeking out corporatepublications for their advertising.
is here for the GreaterCincinnati GLBT Community all yeararound, all the time, not just whensome special activity can bring inadditional income.We belong to the GLBT Commu-nity and will continue to support iteven though some GLBT ownedbusinesses do not support our efforts.However, we do have a greatfamily of advertisers who havesupported us, many for years. Theyadvertise because they want yourbusiness and you can support themand us by patronizing them.