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Vol. 16, No. 2; February, 2012
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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I never wanted to bethe local GLBTQPIAherstorian. It is notPlayfield, “Aware onthe Square” and thesmall gathering
city hall by local acti-vists in June 1999Colegrove 2001-2004(
), and theGay & LesbianCommunity Center of Greater Cincinnati2005-2009 (
).For those herstor-ians, here are twolinks for the PRIDE in2000:
Note — even the
headline issomewhat misleading!
.Beginning in 2010and again in 2011,Dan Wells did host aNorthsiders PRIDEEvent sans parade. Of course, kudos to NKyPRIDE beginning alsoin 2010 and
.Did someone stealPRIDE from theCenter? No, TheCenter board made adecision almost threeyears ago that PRIDEhad outgrown itsability to manage itand take it to the nextlevel – and still focuson its core purpose.The Center actuallysought a new sponsor(
now Gay Chamber
)to ensure stability andfuture growth.If I got one of thosepesky details wrong –drop me a line,
By Michael Chanak
much fun,takes time,research, aton of phone callsand e.mails.Even when I try, I amnever sure I did rightby the record.As the late NealHamilton (
pianist at New Spirit MCC and eventually All SaintsChapel
) once said of me “queens wantfantasy and you keepgiving them facts.”Alas, my fate. Yet,every PRIDE seasonsomeone asks me forBruce Beisner’s articleon PRIDE, or the listof former PRIDEParade Marshals. Lastmonth’s column wasdevoted to a list of former marshals, thistime – a quick sketchof almost 30 years of Cincinnati PRIDEhistory.The last PRIDEParade and Festival indowntown Cincinnati
before 2010 was in1995!
The first everCincinnati PRIDE washeld downtown in1973. Were therePRIDE events from1996-1999? Yes, butno parades. Someremember Lunken(
Michael Blankenshipand Dr. Larry Wolf et al.)
Why didPRIDE move fromdowntown Cincinnatito Northside in 2000?My recollection —there were manydiscussions in theearly 1990s at theCoalition (
)that downtown hadbeen “done to death”and that no one wasout in downtownCincinnati on Sat-urdays to see theparade. Doesn’t thatthinking seem ironicnow? Better yet, think this year will be thefirst for Sawyer Point?Nope. John Maddux,former Coalitionpresident takes thehonor with moving thePRIDE Festival therein 1990 and 1991.A few points beforethe next round of PRIDE fever sets in:Greater CincinnatiPRIDE Parade andFestival ran for tenyears from 2000 –2009 in Northside.The owners/organizerswere Chris Good 2000(
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By Worley Rodehaver
Back in the pre-Stonewall Rebel-lion days GLBT people met inbars, sometimes located on side
streets or hidden indark alleys. Some metin the few bookstoreslocated in biggercities, Back thensome men called eachother “gurl.”Not so much today, things havecome a long way since then. Gaybars are very visible in many casesand some even fly the RainbowFlag out front showing
GLBT business owners haverainbow stickers on their doors andbusinesses run by straight allieswelcome all to stop and shop.You can take a look at the pagesin this, our
GLBT News PrintEdition
and in our electronicweekly
to see the kindsof businesses that welcome GLBTpeople.Yes, we have come a long way,but..........................If you keep up with the news—many of us news junkies do—youwill feel the undercurrent of hateand resentment of the GLBT Com-mumnity slithering forth from themouths of fascists who are slowlytaking over the Grand Old Party—which my father loved so dearly.Be cautious of who you vote foror your hard fought for rights may just simply go away and you mightfind yourself trying to get back intothat dark alley.