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GLBT News Sept Pride Night at Kings Island Sept 9, 2011

GLBT News Sept Pride Night at Kings Island Sept 9, 2011

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The GLBT News September 2011 Pride Night at Kings Island Edition (Sept 9, 2011) is free to all and may be reproduced so long as fair credit is given to the source. The paper is published by Worley Rodehaver, map@ella.net, and MIchael Chanak is the associated editor and columnist.
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GLBT News
— 
Page 1September, 2011
Save the Date for theWalk to Stop AIDS Sun-day, September 18th.Registration begins at 9a.m. at Sawyer Point.Walk will begin at 10 a.m.Even with the recentfunding cuts, STOP AIDSis still focused on itsmission to fight HIV/AIDSthrough its preventioneducation services. Inaddition, the agencyprovides free (
anonymous
)HIV testing in the GreaterCincinnati community atthe STOP AIDS offices.Support their preventioneducation and testingprograms by supporting theWalk to STOP AIDS.Register or Donate Now.
Debi and Friends present Hot Vegas Fun
Debi
Imagine the heartfeltanguish when you learnthat your baby was infectedwith AIDS at conception.The guilt and fearoverwhelms you as youwonder how long yourchild might live. Approxi-mately 100 children in theGreater Cincinnati areahave AIDS!FACE of Cincinnatiknows this is true becausethey provide care for thechildren and their families.Face stands For AidsChildren Everywhere.Debi & Friends are acaring group of artists!They have prepared aVegas style show Septem-ber 24, 8 p.m. to benefitthis deserving charity.This incredible showincludes video on a 20 footscreen prepared by VJ PaulFewell, a 16 piece big bandand eight great vocalists.Pones Inc is providingdancers and Kim Popa ischoreographing the dance.You will enjoy the soundsof Dick and the Road-masters, and be amazed atthe contemporary styleentertainment of HawtCommodoti!The Madison theater issuch a great venue for thisshow!Hot Vegas Fun = Animmensely enjoyableevening that helps others!Tickets are $20 dollars!Purchase tickets at
madisontheateronline.com
,the Madison Theater boxoffice or call Debi at 513-600-8332.Why Support STOPAIDS?STOP AIDS has been theTri-State’s only HIV/AIDSprevention educationresource center for morethan 28 years.All the services providedat STOP AIDS to thecommunity are completelyFREE - HIV Testing, andPrevention Education.STOP AIDS providesHIV/AIDS and Safe Sexeducation to more than25,000 people every yearin the community. STOPAIDS provides programsin schools, churches,prisons, community groupsand more - call them to
Annual AIDS Walk set for September 18th 
This is the 15th year forKings Island PRIDE, spon-sored by the Gay and Les-bian Community Center.Last year the event abouttied the all time recordattendance at around 3,500.The Center has reducedoperating costs in itsNorthside building to savemoney, so the board canmeet a goal of moving to anew location and toincrease efficiency.Phone costs were cut byeliminating the hot line
Kings Island PRIDE event goal—raise funds for new community center 
which had virtually noutilization. Elimination of paying for web designsaved over $6,000 a year.The center board does,however, continue tosupport local organizationssuch as GLSEN and HRCand made contributions toCincy and NKY PRIDE.The Center has two CDsset aside for the buildingproject - the total of theseis just shy of 40K. Thisdoes NOT include the AllSaints Chapel trust to beused for a building for theGLBT Community whichhas about 20K in it.Board members havelooked at a number of neighborhoods fromdowntown, OTR, to the“Ludlow strip.” The boarddoesn’t think it has enoughmoney to outright purchasea building but is discussingrenting a larger space thatis accessible, has a goodflow of traffic, etc.You can help by going toKings Island and havingfun September 9th, 6 p.m.to midnight
See
AIDS 
, Page 5, ,Col. 1
Youth, have a bullying Problem—Call the Trevor Project, 1-866-4-U-TREVOR
 
Page 2—GLBT N
EWS
September, 2011
“Always be yourself,”
from
Billy Elliot 
This Newspaper is supported entirely by income fromour 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. 15, No. 9; September, 2011
Contents © GLBT News, 2011
Publisher/Editor—Worley RodehaverAssociate Editor—Michael X. ChanakAdvertising—Karen Halazayn, 513-979-4295
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 themin. 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
is published monthly in Cincinnati, Ohio.
map@ella.net 
GLBT News and UPDATE, Worley Rodehaver and Michael X. Chanak are on Facebook
Someone sent me an articlelast week about the gradual andinevitable end of the GLBTcommunity.
Nate
By Nate Wessel
Assimilation?
experience that so many of usare fighting for a chance at. YetI find myself less celebratinghis freedom than mourning afragment of my community.I agreed withit’s logic andwas made sad.It’s basic pre-mise was that aswe becomemore accepted,we have incommon less shared exper-ience and therefore sense of identity. In case you haven’tseen it yet, that’s starting tohappen around here.I have a Gay friend who grewup with a Gay mother. Hedoesn’t see what the big dealis about his Gay identity. Whathe’s had is exactly that sort of What does itmean for ourcommunity whenpeople don’t feelqueer enough tobe invested in it’sinstitutions? Gaybars close,PRIDE festivitiesbegin to feel like St. Patrick’sDay, activist organizations seeless volunteers and the com-munity starts to unravel anddisperse. We become assim-ilated.And that’s all great in it’s waybecause it means that our work is done. We’ve reached thepoint where we don’t need ourcommunity to fall back on aftera hard day in the straight world.But we also lose many of thenice things like a sense of pride, purpose, and a kinshipwith others. “Family” loses it’smeaning when you’re onlytalking about distant cousins.Many younger people won’tunderstand my anxiety. Forthem, Gay is just another partof their identity among many.For me it’s a source of fiercepride. I hope more people getthe option of choosing, but I’msad to think that drag showsand Gay bars could be on theirway out because they are soessential to my experience of what it means to be Gay.Perhaps the future will bemuch better.
Center Volunteer NateWessel was elected to theBoard of the GreaterCincinnati Gay andLesbian Center as adirector.Nate is well known inthe local communityhaving served as a formerofficer of the Out onCampus (
now UC  Alliance
), and GLSEN
(Gay Lesbian Straight 
Wessel nowon Center board
 Education Network).
AtGLSEN, Nate serves bothas the volunteer co-ordinator and a boardmember. He has volun-teered for the Center fornearly three years,including a role as Co-Volunteer Coordinator forthe last PRIDE sponsoredby The Center in 2009 inNorthside. Beyond his roleas a “front desk volunteer”Nate is also know for hisurban activism, please seehis web site:
www.cincy-map.org. 
Currently, more than26,000 copies of hisimproved transmit map arein circulation. Natepromises more maps are“on the way!”He is a student at theUniversity of Cincinnati, isin his fourth year in theCollege of DesignArchitecture and Planning.He works as a bikemechanic at the UC BikeKitchen. Nate’s election tothe Center Boardhappened at the groupsAugust 17 meeting.
By Sam Robinson
The Gay & LesbianCommunity Center of Greater Cincinnati offersits space on HamiltonAvenue for use by othercommunity groups.The updated space isoutfitted with four com-puter workstations,television and DVD playerand comes complete withfree broadband wirelessinternet service. It isconfigured to seat up to 12.Limited additional
Gay/Lesbian Community Center offers free private meeting space
seating can be accommo-dated.Guests are asked toe.mail center presidentRusty Lockett (
rusty.lock -ett@cincyglbt.com
) forbookings. Once booked,the center will makeprovisions to open theroom and then lockup. Forrecurring meetings, groupsmay designate one of theirown members to become atrained volunteer of thecenter. Their trained volun-teer can then handleopening and closing forthat group. A fun, easy, oneevening session withvolunteer coordinator TobyMartino is all that’srequired.When not booked formeetings, the Gay &Lesbian CommunityCenter of Greater Cincin-nati is open to the publicMonday through Fridayfrom 6 to 9 p.m. and onSaturdays from noon until4 p.m.Serving the communitysince 1993, the center islocated at 4119 HamiltonAvenue in Northside and isonline at
www.cincy-glbt.com.
For more information orto book meeting space,e.mail
rusty.lockett -@cincyglbt.com.
550 and counting
We are nearing our 550th issue of 
Greater Cincinnati GLBT News
.Much has changed since the time webegan in 1996. Back then it seemed likeeveryone was in the closet—though thatwas not really true.Our local community has lost some butgained more as people started acceptingGLBT people more and more.Our role as a newspaper was and is totell the community’s story and we do thisby distributing papers “all over the place”.We leave copies at Gay and Straight-owned businesses, churches and institu-tions so not only GLBT citizens butanybody can pick up a copy and see whatis happening in our community.We love doing this! It is not really a jobbut a pleasure to serve our community andits many citizens and leaders.Of course, as a paper, we report both thegood and the bad but we mostly enjoyletting you know about the good things inour community.
Worley
 
GLBT News
— 
Page 3September, 2011
By Carl Fox
On June 1. 1990. myhusband Gregory JamesLandrum and I openedbecame my businesspartner and insisted that webring Rosie’s out. Weconsidered Rosies to be an“evervhody” bar. Wewanted to bring a widerange of people togetherand that is what we did! Atfirst we were not verywelcomed by the cityleaders and to many in thecommunity we were the“Fag” bar.Much to my surprise, thebusiness grew dramaticallyby bringing it out, and wenever looked back. Severalof the customers from theold bar stayed and becameregulars even to this day!Sadly. Billy died inFebruary of 1995. but hislegacy of helping to bring aGay community alive inNorthern Kentuckycontinued on.We were not the first Gayowned business in Coving-ton, or the Main Strasse.Patty Hermann owned aprint shop on Main Streetand was a rock for peoplelike me. She was, andcontinues to be, fearless!Shelly DeeFelice wasalso a welcomed ally,straight but never narrow. Iliterally cried on hershoulders many times anddo not believe we wouldhave survived without herhelp and support. We faceda lot of hate back then:threats, assaults, harass-ment. You name it. wefaced it. Many in ourcommunity thought wewere nuts running anopenly Gay owned bar inNorthern Kentucky. Untilthen they were only inCincinnati. Many of thecustomers from the old bar,and neighbors too,remarked that we were thefirst openly homosexualpeople they had come toknow. As we showed ourneighbors and the otherbars and restaurants whatthe Gay community couldcontribute to the area, theybegan to welcome us too.In 1998 I had completedthe renovations of the bar,and for many reasons, notthe least of which was thedeath of my husband Gregand my best friend andsecond business partnerBilly, I sold Rosie’s toDiane Gamble, who hascontinued to maintain andimprove the business.Since then, my husband.Terry L. Bond. Jr. (
who I met at Rosie’s in 1996 
) andI. started to see Gay andprogressive folks buy upthe run down houses in thearea and fix them up; thechanges we had hoped forhad begun. Then in 2003the Covington city com-mission held hearings thatoverwhelmingly supportedequal rights for all andpassed an expandedHuman Rights Ordinancethat included sexualorientation. It became thefirst city in the NKY areato pass such a law, and thefirst I have lived in to pro-tect my rights BY LAW!A Journey: Changes forthe Gay Community inNorthern Kentucky.
Our History 
Journey: Changes for Gay Communityin Northern Kentucky
Rosies Tavernin the MainStrasse of Covington.It was aboarded upwreck of aplace then,
Fox
going by the name of Elmer and Marty’s Tavern.The day we closed on thetavern Greg was admittedto Jewish Hospital with fullblown AIDS, leaving me tooperate the business for thefirst two months as he gotbetter.The clientele duringthose first days consistedof a number of goodpeople. but also includedthe heads of the NKYbranch of the KKK and theNeo-Nazi movement! Oneby one the hateful patronswere bared or drifted off toother places.At the start. Greg wouldnot allow us to be “out”due to his loss of a pre-vious job with DigitalComputers where he hadbeen open about hissexuality.For the first two years,Rosie’s struggled tosurvive and its future wasin serious doubt. Greg andI had always seen thepotential of the area, un-fortunately he did not liveto see it blossom. On July22, 1992, Greg died of AIDS. My friend BillBolvard. first Emperor of The I.S.Q.C.C.B.E..Womyn of the Tuesdaynight group (
they meet everyTuesday 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Unitarian
) arehosting a “Lesbian dance” atthe Adonis on Friday,September 30th. Time is 8p.m. to midnight. Adonis theNight Club is located at4601 Kellogg Ave.They will be in a privateroom with special guest, DJKim. Cover is $10.
Lesbian Dance at Adonis Friday September 30th
On Saturday, October 15the group will hosthorseback riding and/orMetamora shopping trip (
 for  Lesbians
) Depart 9 a.m.(
location to be announced 
)RSVP to: 513-594-4877 byOctober 2.

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