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Vol. 15, No. 12; December, 2011
Contents © GLBT News, 2011
Publisher/Editor—Worley RodehaverAssociate Editor—Michael X. ChanakAdvertising—Karen Halazayn, 513-979-4295Transportation—Joe WilksContributors—Scott Renno 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
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 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
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The CincinnatiMen’s Chorus (
)announces its 21stseason, “Coming of Age”.Everybody has astory shaped by theirunique experiences;CMC’s three concertswill tell a season-longstory of coming out.“Wonderment: ATime of Awe,” onDec. 17 and 18, willrecognize the beautyand comfort of tradi-tion during the holidayseason, as we find ourown way.On March 24 and25, they turn to awak-ening hopes andpossibilities in “An-ticipation: Secretsand Dreams,” wheresecret crushes andlove, both lost andfound, take voice.Their story con-cludes on June 23 and24 with a vivaciouscelebration of ourlives and the knowl-edge that “It GetsBetter.” This concertis an official event of the It Gets BetterProject.“This season findsCMC coming of agein many ways; so-cially,, musically, andeducationally,” saidDr. Casey Hayes,recently named artisticdirector of the chorusof 50 Gay and Gay-supportive men.“We’re ready to tacklethe next wave of chal-lenges that life willthrow at us; trans-forming lives andinspiring actionthrough our songs.”CMC will continueto carry this messageout into the world atthe World ChoirGames, coming toCincinnati in July, andthen take it into localschools next fall.The local HumanRights Campaign(
) is the sponsorfor their 21st season.As part of its sponsor-ship, HRC is provid-ing CMC seasonsubscribers with amembership with theirticket purchases.Subscribers also canupgrade to a fullmembership at areduced price. Sub-scriptions are $65, adiscount of $25 fromindividual walk-upprices; season ticketholders also get 10percent off additionalticket purchases andcan exchange ticketsfor performances.The chorus’ concerthome for the 21stseason will be theSchool for the Cre-ative and PerformingArts, 108 W. CentralParkway, downtown.To order a subscrip-tion, visit the chorus’website
or write CincinnatiMen’s Chorus SeasonSubscription, PO Box3061, Cincinnati, OH45201CMC is a voluntary,not-for-profit commu-nity chorus organizedto provide the oppor-tunity for Gay menand Gay-supportivemen to sing together.Through their music,they strive for excel-lence; support andnurture their members;entertain their audi-ences; and work for justice, inclusion andharmony between theGay Community andcommunity at large.The chorus receivesfunding from the OhioArts Council, ArtsWave (
formerly theFine Arts Fund
Cincinnati Men’s Chorus presents a new season: Coming of Age
The final concert will be an official “It Gets Better” event
Greater CincinnatiFoundation, Commu-nity Shares of GreaterCincinnati, Sum-merfair Cincinnati,GCF’s William O.Purdy Fund and theLouise Taft SempleFoundation.The chorus is apartner organization of Enjoy The Arts andrehearses at St. John’sUnitarian UniversalistChurch in Clifton.
It Gets Better and It GetsBetter Project are trade-marks owned by SavageLove, LLC, and are licensedfor use by the It Gets BetterProject.
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