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Diversity Rules Magazine May 2013
My Two Cents
By Jim Koury, Editor
Welcome to the May issue of Diversity Rules Magazine! The momentum is building with each month’s issue! I am very gratified at the warm welcome Diversity Rules has received since its return to print in March. It is an honor to welcome Tonia “Tonie” Snell as the feature cover interview. Tonie is no stranger to hard work and she epitomizes the foundation of overcoming obstacles, no matter the size! Her tenacious personality coupled with her ability to achieve and think outside the box led her on a path of becoming an entrepreneur and setting new trends in the LGBT community. She is currently the CEO of 925HIRE, a full service staffing firm dedicated to an equitable workplace. 925HIRE is a provider of skilled professional and diversity training expertise throughout the US. This month’s issue has some new features that I am excited about. Diversity Rules welcomes Soul Dancer and a review of his book, “Pay Me What I’m Worth” and LeNair Xavier debuts his poetic skills with “Seeing Me Before I.” This month’s issue also contains an insightful article on queer adolescents and their needs, and what is impactng them. I would also like to welcome Susan Thomas, who has taken over the inQUEERies column from Milton Wendland. The inQUEERies column will be as insightful and informative and written from a lesbian perspective. Many thanks to Fran Kramer, Kathy Ballantine and Lauren Hering for providing pictures for the NY, NY travel article by Robert Saldaini. I hope you enjoy this month’s issue. As always I enourage you to consider subscribing and advertising to support the mission of Diversity Rules. Peace and health!
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Inside This Issue Keep Up Now .................................................. Page 3 Feature Interview: Tonia Snell ........................ Page 4 QueerToons ..................................................... Page 10 Amazon Trail ................................................... Page 11 inQUEERies ................................................... Page 14 Raven’s Porn Corner ........................................ Page 15 New York, NY ................................................. Page 16 OUT Artist Review ........................................ Page 18 Remedies ......................................................... Page 19 Events Listing ................................................. Page 20 Resources and Diversions .................................Page 22
“I am Love. I recall being in situations or simply sitting in a room full of people.” Like motion” (energy so many others. your life will change! Keep up Now ~ with the stream of higher consciousness and stay connected to the Source! I imagine how different my life would be. Who am I? I cried unto the being told what to heavens and in reply I recognized the only father’s lullaby. celebrations and quiet moments. Wrap your arms around yourself and tell yourthe choice to reveal the answer. life.. being led by everyone else and everything going on around me. works and responds by exercising and eating food to support it. I’d live a happy life. it’s yours to do. I began reading. I was consumed by a burning desire to know the truth. I spent years going through the motions. Keep Up Now By Terry Ludwig Terry’s brother Rob died of AIDS in 2004 and left her his writings of which Keep Up Now is the result. I had no idea. You can change how it looks. sad or afraid. It’s not too late. • Become your As soon as I made own savior. Your body is yours to take care of. Forsake this. It’s your vehicle for experiencing this life. consider and please others. about anything. I altered the anything to hurt you. but know what all Love You. Start your journey to positive thinking today. if I had been wellinformed.net to find out how to manifest happiness and abundance. Your thoughts create your life. my son. about life’s truths. in the course of books. This will family. • Take care of your body. tragedies. That something change your “Ewas “me. completely detached. my will be done. Every time you think a thought and every time you speak a word. relationships. It’s that simple…. the gateway to wisdom and self “I will always be here for you.” every the bigger quesis offered you. (c) Can Stock Photo Inc. you can change your life. and set yourself free by claiming responsibility for your life. apart from • Love yourself. the power to create happiness or sadness. known now as fear. Of man. The more I understand about how life works the better my life becomes. No one can make you unhappy.com. Be grateful you have it. I “As I grew. You are mine. who are you? awhile. . I am a powerful co-creator of the Universe. I have within me. harsh reality unfolded. • When you feel uncomfortable. / grsphoto Like so many others. Follow these simple guidelines. So I was one.” pattern and started rewriting my life. without even knowing it. If you change your thinking. What you think and what you believe will come true for you. dependent on the thoughts I choose. participated in sports and pursued a career and your head and do something for someone in need. how to be good.” What would I have done differently? How would my life look now? I want to share everything I’ve learned with as many people I can so you can learn to express your full potential in the world and realize you’re the only one who can create happiness and abundance in your life. If you’re still sad.” and “I will never do knowledge opened and my journey began. but never bethat I have I will set before you but trust. ever again. the in motion). but yourself. health or sickness. spent my early life common thread among us here. learning and studying everything about life. get out of to school. But still. You can start now. abundance or poverty. triumphs. you’re creating your life. true Love is greatest all.. Terry can be reached at keepupnow@gmail.” – Rob Ludwig mirror. my human conditioning included instructions on right and wrong. encapsulated within my own mind. As a reward. I went five things you’re grateful for. Check out Terry’s website at: www. be glad with that and stay time you pass a tion. something was missing. at an early age. the instant you decide to change your thinking patterns. The truth came in buckets full. none and that would test my life’s long lesson.terryludwig. love your body. all Look into the do. Do you ever feel you’re being led through life on someone else’s leash? In retrospect. in love mirror any say “I ing educated on I shall surround you. • Stop complaining. just like the rest. follow orders. No more negative talk. defeats. Love yourself. and create happiness and abundance. • Learn to forgive. and pain I found.Diversity Rules Magazine May 2013 3 Life can change in an instant.
As our cultural climate changes to full acceptance and inclusion for our community.. She saw the disparities within her own community of those seeking true workplace equality and diversity which prompted her to start a staffing firm that is a true partner in diversity staffing. 925HIRE will give you both and it will be a rewarding experience personally and professionally! JRK: Can you give Diversity Rules readers an idea of who Tonia Snell is and your background and how it’s impacted the person you are today? TS: I think I am the perfect example of “a work of progress in awesomeness.. With that said. JRK: In your biography. inclusion and equality? How has 925HIRE addressed these issues? TS: From my perspective. As a single mom she worked hard to provide for her family and has never settled for the status quo. However. What prompted you to start the business and what is its focus? TS: When I was freelancing. that story is long. This person went on to tell me how she had just had a meeting with a account rep of a staffing firm who was clearly gay and went on to bash the lgbt community as a whole. the social impact of race. My background has always been in personnel development and placement. Without the ability to identify and be inclusive of these and other . I look back..” I have always tried to be the best me that I can be. what are the most important issues in terms of workplace diversity. However. Human diversity in the workplace goes well beyond the dictionary definition of diversity. no matter the size. a good beginning would be to address the issues of inclusion and education. I have become very efficient at making strategic alliances with my company and other companies and organizations that support the LGBT community. When you are seeking diversity and fairness. I am proud and honored to be on the front line of developing an organization that is dedicated to equality and inclusion. there are several issues that are very important when it comes to workplace diversity. My life hasn’t been easy to say the least. When you consider the complexities of gender and sex affiliation. I went home with the mindset of starting my own firm that would be the frontline in the job market for marginalized communities.. just to name a couple.? But I am thankful I didn’t give up. I was disgusted and after a few choice words. With 15 years of this experience. for the first time. 925Hire is a provider of skilled professional and diversity training expertise throughout the US. including my own. Like was that me? Seriously? How the heck. no matter the size. Tonie started 925HIRE after working as a freelance recruiter for over a decade. I wouldn’t have ever known that it does get better. the best “me” is the one who helps people like me get an equal chance in life. JRK: From your perspective. I am truly happy and my struggles seem unreal. I saw a need for the LGBT community to have a professional and dedicated advocate to serve as a conduit in the competitive marketplace of employment. I will say this. Why do you feel that way? TS: I raised myself since really around the age of 7 due to dependency issues of my parents. She is currently the CEO of 925Hire which is a full service staffing firm dedicated to an equitable workplace. I am greater because of the things I have been through. you stated that you epitomize the foundation of overcoming obstacles.4 Diversity Rules Magazine May 2013 A Conversation With Tonia Snell The Force Behind 925HIRE An Interview By Jim Koury. Her tenacious personality coupled with her ability to achieve and think outside the box led her on a path of becoming an entrepreneur and setting new trends in the LGBT community. Editor/Publisher Tonie Snell is no stranger to hard work and she epitomizes the foundation of overcoming obstacles. JRK: You are the CEO of 925HIRE. I had an experience with a corporate recruiter a couple years after coming out to my family and friends.
my 4th Grade Teacher. Schneid couldn’t pronounce my name.com Tonia and 925HIRE are also on Facebook and Google+. rainbow and she said “Mommy. I was grabbing something. her fierce independence and she is wonderfully brilliant. It was pretty horrific times before coming out. She finally came up to me and asked. Do a search and you’ll find them! Sharon@smsattorneyatlaw. I am thankful for her being in my life. team player. With the candidate pool being so vast in today’s market. Now she and her siblings see how happy I am.Diversity Rules Magazine May 2013 differences. We build relationships with our clients. My youngest daughter pretty much outted me in a store. being a confidant. My partner is the truest and most considerate person I’ve known. She kept calling me one day but I wouldn’t answer because she wasn’t saying my name correctly.. well not gay but I knew there was something and it had to do with women but I didn’t come out until I was 36.925HIRE. I was totally shocked and embarrassed. Ms. JRK: You are a single mom and you have a partner now that you said is your “rock through splendor and splinters. splendor and splinters or the “best of times and the worst of times.” When did you become aware of your orientation? How have your children dealt with it? TS: I’ve known I was gay since I was about 4. curiosity. raising my family. They call us or go through our website and receive a call back. Tonia pronounced “toe-ny a (short a). having a confidant. leadership. NY 14850 To find out more about Tonia Snell and 925HIRE. not just with me but with everyone. Young people are very perceptive. Tonie it has been in business settings ever since. I think you are Lesbian”.e. Our clients have the opportunity to set a baseline for certain characteristics they are seeking in a potential employee. it’s who she is. She has been my rock. could she call me Tonie. I love her strength. JRK: How would one go about utilizing your services? What’s the process for matching employers with appropriate employees? TS: 925HIRE is a full service staffing firm dedicated to an inclusive workplace for all. organizations that are tweaking or are building the framework for diversity intiatives in their workplace. innovation. It’s really fascinating.com . that is really doing something innovative with employee testing. i. Dealing with my own repressed feelings.” 607-256-0727 General Practice Civil Litigation Corporate Law Real Estate Wills & Estate Planning 118 N. JRK: You have an interesting story about your name and how it came about? Do you want to enlighten readers on that? 5 TS: When I was 10 years old. Tioga St. Our candidates have the opportunity of showcasing their intangible skill set. we wanted to do something different with our candidates to make them stand out. playing “normal” by societal standards. I asked in return. the organization or company will never have the agility to compete in the arena of today’s society. we partnered with a employee testing firm. go to: www. Suite 202 Ithaca. we walk through their staffing or training concerns and expectations to get a better understanding of not only what they need but who they are as a company. it became quite depressing. cheerleader and coach since I’ve met her. She’s thoughtful. yet again. through good times and bad. can I spell it like I want? She said yes.
. I gladly accepted a copy of his book. and more about contribution. you see. I actually worked through the more than 30 exercises he has created for us readers.6 Diversity Rules Magazine May 2013 Pay Me What I’m Worth A Book by Soul Dancer Review excerpt by: Jason Womack. Measurable. and here you are: Enjoy: take delight or pleasure in Reward: a thing given in recognition of service. kind words. I had no idea it would take me more than 60 days to read it! Well. I’m an advocate of finding and working with mentors.com/diversityrules . Souldancer adds two more: Enjoyable. it was more than reading I was doing.. What Souldancer does here is simply genius. honest life. Timely . hug. His life journey includes earning a masters in social work and a bachelors in human relationships from the University of Minnesota. this week’s challenge: See if there’s something you could accomplish this week that would be enjoyable AND rewarding...R.A. Call to action! Soul invites you to join his lively Mastermind groups! When you do. Author Your Best Just Got Better Soul Dancer enjoys a unique birth name as well a life as a private spiritual teacher. Rewarding) So.E. At any given time. for any given endeavor. keynote speaker.M. His travels take him to 20+ countries to receive training and offer teaching as a social worker. goals (Most of you reading this have seen the first 5 letters of SMART goals: Specific.) All of a sudden. I have one or two people who I’m calling about weekly to check in with and talk about “how things are going. just for kicks.at a book signing event in New York City.T.org I met the author . you do make a difference.Souldancer . Attainable. Soul is the Founder of Soul University and author of Pay Me What I’m Worth. (I really had to reflect on what he did here. he’ll donate 50% of your tuition to Diversity Rules Magazine. introducing people to other people you know) all nourish other people’s lives like eating a steamy bowl of soup on a chilly day. I can highly recommend this book if you’re at a point in your life where you’re looking for (a) your next thing. or (b) to bring your current thing to the next level. I looked up those two words. Your smile.” he changes directions. how totally cool! 97: Exercise 19: S. coach. healthy.a monthly networking even in the city) I had the opportunity to dive deep in to the topic of meaning and contribution. effort. and social support (for example. Reasonable.” This book has been my mentor for the past two months. financial support. or achievement So. A few pages from Pay Me What I’m Worth that stood out to me: 83: As you live a happy.. At just about the point where the book could take the “money turn. Learn more at SoulUniversity. monk and shaman. wealth and compensation became less about cash.R. livetalk radio show host and syndicated columnist. Never underestimate the power of comfort to inspire the power of life-changing hope.. Click to learn more or register today at: paymewhatiamworth. I felt as though I had my very own coach throughout the entire process. Recently at a MeetUp in New York City hosted by Kate Gaffin (founder of Connecting to Greatness .
Through education. educators. tive role in educating the schools and community on “While the majority of LGBT adolescents are happy prevention efforts to prevent and stop victimization. because this may being of adolescents. such victimization is associated with an gender minorities. an adolescent medicine specialist in under both local and federal laws. bisexual. many of them can find The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine bethemselves victims of bullying. discrimination and relieves that sexual minority adolescents should have full jection from both their friends and families.org should aim to assist families with acceptance of their In addition to typical health issues common in adoLGBT teenagers. educators. and well-adjusted teenagers. policy makers. as well as protective factors against depression. and appropriate legal protection from victimization David Reitman. research. policy makers. * Sexual orientation and gender identity are dynamic constructs.” says Dr. gay. it is important and to protect LGBT youth in foster care settings. Municisignificant that SAHM has taken a strong stand on the palities should disseminate policy guidelines to ensure unique issues affecting the adolescent LGBT populaappropriate care for LGBT youth in out-of-home vention. members they self-identify and should be guided by the youth’s of SAHM strive to enhance public and professional awareness of adolescent health issues among families. including teachers. providers should screen practitioners.” ues. educators. Marketing Communications Manager sexuality to their family. drug use.C. and multidisciplinary organization of health professionals researchers should be cautious in assigning labels to who are committed to advancing the health and wellan adolescent’s sexual orientation. disclose their sexuality or gender identity. youth-serving organizations. The statement stresses the vital roles that these practi* For youth who are struggling with sexual orientation tioners. Highlighted positions within the paper inhealthy manner. Learn more at www. “This position statement is designed to provide of depression and suicidality. coaches. is inherently coercive and inconsistent with current stan* Health care providers should understand that the dards of medical care. On April 2. and other health professionals. the Society for increased risk for depression and suicide. ever. educators. Reparative “therapy. language and self-concept.org. and famas societal discrimination and bias against sexual and ily members. and lead author of the position pa* Because victimized LGBT youth are at increased risk per. * Family connectedness and support are important students who are considering a health career. lesbian. D.adoleshigh-risk sexual behavior in LGBT adolescents. policy makers and researchers can or gender identity. When LGBT teens decide to +1-847-753-5226 x351. The high-risk behaviors exhibited by some LGBT teens more often reflect reactions to social stigma and nonBy Society for Health and Medicine acceptance by peers and society. practitioners also should understand that not Media Contact: all LGBT adolescents may be ready to disclose their Kasia Chalko. evolve over time. Healthcare Adolescent Health and Medicine issued a new position providers should be comfortable discussing these ispaper designed to illustrate best practices to promote sues with their LGBT patients and should take an acthe health and well-being of LGBT adolescents. Howcenthealth. Providers should ask adolescents how clinical services and advocacy activities. lescence.” which attempts clude: to change one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. and policy makers a framefor these mental health issues and intervene as approwork for how to best provide care and develop policies priate. which will help sexual minority youth reach their full potential as adults. bisexual and transgendered * Lesbian. as well peers and adults. 2013. majority of LGBT young people are healthy and well- Guidelines For Adolescents .Diversity Rules Magazine May 2013 7 adjusted teenagers and young adults. As the leading organization dedi* Antidiscrimination policies should be implemented cated to the health of adolescents. Washington. The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine is a Health care providers. or transgendered youth may (LGBT) teens often face additional challenges due be at increased risk of bullying and victimization by to the complexity of the coming-out process. gay. affirmative therapeutic approachplay in promoting healthy development for LGBT es can help adolescents explore their identities in a youth. providers kchalko@adolescenthealth.
TresX-RayVision. and has been furthering himself from “Tré Xavier” ever since.. performer. he debuted his poetry series about the gay porn industry simply titled “The Industry”.8 Diversity Rules Magazine May 2013 LeNair Xavier gained notoriety in the underground as adult entertainer. “Tré Xavier”. www. could I. as well as his struggles with his sexuality that led to his coming out to himself and losing his virginity. he saw my gayness before I was ready to.com/RemoSurf Seeing Me Before I Based on someone whose kindness to may or may not have been from an attraction to me. He is also currently working on an autobiography to shop around telling of his time in porn.com LeNair also has a YouTube site at the following address: www. TresX-RayVision. So this poem tells how if he was flirting with me. and model. BOTH as he was nearing 31 years old. He is now making a brand of LeNair Xavier as a writer. on this.com.. www. YouTube. blogger. I must think You were seeing me before I did You were seeing me before I could You were seeing me before I wanted to In a way I never thought I should If I saw myself when you did Would you be loving me now? A “Yes” would put me to the test Of should I.com/RemoSurf Seeing Me. By LeNair Xavier And mirrors showing me the ugly toll Taken by not facing Fate’s decision For the real man that I am Was taught to be unworthy of pride I wonder if I saw what you saw How long would we have been side by side? Maybe I should’ve let you court me Then I could’ve let you embrace me Then I would’ve let you kiss me Making an earlier opening of this great world to me But would that set off the butterfly effect Making one variable out of sync? That has made me the happy man I am today Before looking back. and now I’m wondering the “What if’s” of had I reciprocated. He officially broke free from that persona in early 2011 when at a Men of All Colors/NY event.YouTube. it was during a time when I did not face my orientation. Sadly. would I Undo my past somehow You can find out more about LeNair at the following address: www. The body is a temple And mine was falling apart From the inside out For not facing who gets my heart You yearned to enter this temple Because the outside looked so strong But I wouldn’t dare let you inside Because you’d find out how you were so wrong Thinking of ways to make this temple fall So the pain would come to an end While it stands tall and strong now Could it have been sooner had I let you be a friend? The guilt of lies to myself Made me fear a look in your eyes Feeling like my skin was clear To see the waterfalls my heart cried The light shade of your eyes Were like beams of x-ray vision .
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so we had no motel reservation. We almost squabbled until we found an open convenience store. Our driver was from Pakistan. Without our little darlings meowling. then flew back to Tampa while I unpacked (very little). Mrs. tossed our essentials into the motel room and splurged on a taxi into New Orleans. Harbor boasted the best cheeseburgers in town. My sweetheart. 3/13/13 And so we set off on our second cross country drive in two months. ahoy!. sister Bold Strokes Books authors. buy her CD “Tallulah Moon. My sweetheart set up a navigable home. after full days of work. One place said they were booked for a wedding. and regaled us with tales of Mardi Gras shootings. / grsphoto last ill-fated trip through Texas.Diversity Rules Magazine May 2013 11 The Amazon Trail: Crossing America . we discovered that our three-month old GPS. But the rest? Was the town having its annual Great Tumbleweed Contest? Gay Cow Festival? Then we got lost. Our motel’s internet had been down that morning. Out of swamplandia at last. and her partner. The most recent of her 14 books. emailing and sending each other lovelorn cards. Missing our kitties. My phone gave us some numbers and we called them all. probably with a major NOLA hangover.M. After a meal that didn’t quite measure up to Snug Harbor fare. Louisiana. but we survived the separation. but I tried blackened redfish and ascended to culinary heaven. Redmann and Greg Herren. She lives in rural Florida with her wife and their furry ruffians. Texas. 3/15/13 It would have been hard to beat those two gay literary America nights and we didn’t.” not Days Inn. imbibed some of a Hurricane and a bowl of gumbo.M. The writers J. and Greg. who is thrilled by Nola’s open container policy. Finally we spotted. were published by Bold Strokes Books. we stopped at The Spotted Cat Music Club and discovered a marvelous retro mix of Billie Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald in Miss Sophie Lee and her band. While a jazz quintet provided the mood music. By Lee Lynch Lee Lynch wrote the classic novels The Swashbuckler and Toothpick House. If you can’t get to NOLA. It turned from a get together to a boisterous hoopla event when Becky’s mom and friend joined us for some tasty Tallahassee grub. that had been eaten by an alligator or sunk in quicksand. kindly agreed to meet us at The Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro on Frenchmen Street in the heart of the blues and jazz Marigny district. spent time with dear friends and returned to my job in the Pacific Northwest.. where we had been stuck with a flat tire for two days over New Years. Bundt III. we chose a Denny’s for its wi-fi. we talked shop with J. incredulous at our continuing odyssey. Greg drove us home in an interesting jalopy only a New Orleans writer could love. after her (c) Can Stock Photo Inc. He didn’t know why anyone would stay in Columbus either. Becky Arbogast.. We got stuck in Louisiana road construction: swamp and more swamp for hours and hours.” The Snug . barking and barfing up kibble in strange motel rooms. Of course we spent most of our time on the phone. the Weimar. Days Inn. I guess I needed a haircut. Every goddess-forsaken motel was full to the brim with – who? What were all these people doing in Columbus? We were flabbergasted. The first sign of trouble was the cards on the desk which read “Scottish Inn. We were reluctant return. The New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings. Texas. found a great cat/dog sitter and soon it was my turn to fly to Tampa. but it was getting really dark by now. Next up was Columbus. alas. The new (con’t on page 12) 3/14/13 We drove to Metairie. but he directed us out of town. without even calling me sir. but. as well as homeless. of Bella Books and the old Naiad Press. we were free to see some of our friends along the way. had gone on strike. met us for dinner. Sweet Creek and Beggar of Love. author Robin Alexander.
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Thomas is a lecturer in English at the University of Kansas where she spreads the good gay word through LGBT literature and first year composition courses. I thought. venomous Susan won’t judge you for who you happen to be. perhaps it is just better to let them go. Consider arranging a get together with your friends without your partner. you could give them a chance and talk ing lesbian! to them to find out what is going on. Just be careful not to be pushy. The issue is with some of my lesbian friends who now seem to be avoiding me because I’m dating “a dude. and the relationship is going well.k. Not all peojoining a trans friendly group. Kate. And. But your friends just might not be comfortable with that reasoning. you know him in a completely different way. Find an ple will approve of your dating a trans person. Wedland asked me to take over his monthly column. a trans lovspeaking). Remember. Hannah and Hamlet (Ham). not yours. This is a common misconception. a Keep me posted on how things go. I think he’s fantastic. They may see a dude as a dude. Basically. here’s the deal. There are firstname.lastname@example.org . Readers are encouraged to submit questions for Susan to answer! Contact Susan directly at: s. However. “What can this little queer on the prairie offer all of the readers out there?” Milton assured me that I would have plenty to say (and I usually do!). / grsphoto be for you and your partner to consider Well. It can be a sticky area for many lesbians (and not in a fun way). Help them to get to know him.14 Diversity Rules Magazine May 2013 Susan K. Let them determine whether they like him as a person or not. You could just sign off on those people and your relationship.” How can I get my friends to see what a great person he is? One option to meet new people if you live in an area with the resources would (c) Can Stock Photo Inc. If anything. it means that she is more comfortable with her sexuality than she may have realized. Dating a trans man doesn’t make a lesbian straight if she still identifies as lesbian. new people who will be more than happy to accept though. When my dear friend Milton W. and good luck! “Inqueeries” is an interactive column. Make sure that you prepare yourself for any number of things. I would suggest meeting with each individually so that you don’t feel as though you are under attack. If your partner identifies as male. active social group where you can meet a variety of but that is their problem. She has two cats. if your friends are amiable to the idea. You can then speak with each to learn about her concerns. introduce them to your partner. So. your friends might feel as though you have turned your back on lesbianism and now want to date men. perhaps individually at first so that he doesn’t feel any pressure. Or. if your friends aren’t comfortable with knowing him. She is currently researching the impact of HIV/ AIDS on the LGBT community in Kansas. inQUEERies By Susan Thomas person can’t help whom she falls in love with (and why place such limitations?? Life would be so boring!). Surround yourself with people who forget about them (that is angry. There will be other friends who will be much more supportive. They might surprise you and come around. their loss. and perhaps you have even questioned your own identity as well. Q: I identify as lesbian and have been dating an FTM [female to male] transsexual for about a month. here goes! This month’s inqueery comes from Kate.
so we were sitting around the house one day thinking . I have 2 CD’s.. savagetalonsmedia. it was really meant to only be an outlet where we could post the pictures that we wanted with out the restrictions that so many other sites were putting on us at the time. What do you think sets your movies apart from all of the other gay adult entertainment out there? (Con’t on page 21) . Check them out: www... Pito: Well Rick and I conceived the idea of Savage Talons Media in 2009. I know the music in STM’s DVDs is your orginal music. under my belt “Fornicated Coma” and “Perverted Blackout” which are 2 awesome and unique produced albums and a new single called Seizures which is a ultimate party track. I would like to see them concentrate on making more exciting and better porn with actors who are actually into each other in order to give the scenes a better and more believeable feel RE: Pito.Diversity Rules Magazine May 2013 15 Raven’s Porn Corner A chat with the Savage Talons Media men By Barry Cornelius (Owner... neither one of us gets left behind we move forward together as a couple or we dont do it plain and simple. not sure about that one. Rick: I think this may have been true in the past however over the last several years we have seen a great many changes in this. as long as i’m living there will always be music on the horizon and it may not be everyones RE: You have won a total of five Raven’s Eden Awards over the past two years. The thing about racism is that it is not going away and we all have to deal with racism in our daily lives and instead of worrying about if we have the right colors or type of men in porn.. This month I chat with Pito Savage and Rick Talons from Savage Talons Media... As far as a career from it.so we said lets start our own thing where we don’t have to worry about no ones say so.com RE: Please introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about the history of Savage Talons Media.. You seem to have a very loyal fan base.why don’t we start our own company. In time our audience grew and we were getting slammed with request to shoot a video with several other company’s and we didn’t really like the idea of filming with another company so we decided to start our own production company. So we started taking some pictures and I started a facebook account and posting various shots that we took and people just grew attatched to them and were commenting and liking and said you should be a model or something..we started out with a blog that Rick built to build a liking and fan base. awards shows.. this is ours and we call the shots and run the show. when we started the blog... Main stream porn has been showing a lot more diverse group of people in it’s films. and magazines doing enough to help? Tell us your thoughts. Just well built cacuasians Do you think this is true? Are the studios. Raven’s Eden) Welcome to Raven’s Porn corner. How is the music career going? Any new music on the horizon? PS: The music thing is something that I just do because I just have that love and passion for music. Rick: to reiterate a bit and add on to what Pito said. while at the same time he was constructing and building a website for us and slowly started grabbing the the attention of men from all over the world to take a look at us and see the kind of men we were and what we had to offer to the “world of porn”. at 1st we laughed about the idea. but would love for people all over the world to experience and recognize the talent that I do have....i’m thinking wow these guys think i have what it takes to be a model? hmmmmmm. RE: We often hear stories of “Racism in gay porn” That there is not enough diversity in gay porn. but the name wasn’t attained until 2010. We were getting offers from different companies to do a porn but some companies were wanting me and not Rick or vice versa and we’re not those kind of men..
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The Lohman houses over 50. “My Big Italian Gay 17 Wedding” prices at $29.org and see if you qualify for membership. the Lohman Museum is the first and only official gay art museum in the world.g. and events. Regardless of what you want to eat. However. the Tea Parlor is the oldest dim sum restaurant in the area. how long has it been since you had dim sum? For a true Chinatown experience. suggestions or recommendations. TDF offers advance purchase of fill-in seats at many performances at a fraction of the ticket price. Keep a paper map of NYC in your pocket or backpack.50 and “Naked Boys Singing” at $30. make reservations. Beyond the obvious museum icons such as Metropolitan Museum of Art (5th and 82nd) or the Museum of Natural History (Central Park West and 81st Street.000 pieces in its collection and admission is free. NYC is known worldwide for its theater as well as its ticket prices. place. Opening for business in 1920. you might be better off at the Red Egg (Centre and Howard Streets) which by comparison to the Tea Parlor is the newest dim sum restaurant.Diversity Rules Magazine May 2013 Dumpling (Eldridge Street off Canal). Officially chartered in 2011. If in Chelsea. regardless of your bar preferences. or an afternoon matinee at the theater.. tap Marie’s Crisis on Grove for an evening of demonstrating your vocal talents. Be careful not to satiate on culture and miss the theater experience. Henrietta’s is a nice kickback place with some of the hottest women spanning 20-years of bar popularity. Yet. Visit the Theater Development Fund (TDF) online at www. If you’re into singing show tunes.25 a ticket. do a little Internet exploring of calendars. deals. The numeric grid of streets and avenues makes navigation pretty easy. However.com. after the theater. the night owls can find an abundant amount of places to land. plan meals and restaurants to match your daily and nightly activities. if you like a more pristine setting. be mindful of Fridays since May is school fieldtrip month). I highly recommend a visit to The Stonewall Inn (Christopher and 7th) due to this historic landmark’s extraordinary link to LGBT history. this eatery is highly rated by locals for its five-dumplings for a dollar.tdf. You can spend a week in NYC’s museums so choose carefully to get more quality than quantity. Down in the West Village the Monster (Grove and 7th) and the Duplex (Christopher and 7th) are institutions. if Chelsea pretty is your scene. Without doubt. Henrietta Hudson is one of the highest ranking lesbian bars. visit the iconic Splash on 17th or ‘g’ Lounge (19th) which claims to have started the Chelsea trend. The secret for a wonderful time in New York City centers on planning. And. is an exceptionally ‘divey’ looking. and above all be flexible with your arrangements. you may want to stop at Boxers NYC (20th and 6th) where you can get 2-for-1 drinks from 4-9 on Monday through Fridays. Anyone may purchase tickets from TDF at their same-day TKTS Discount Booths located at Times Square (Broadway and 47th) and The South Street Seaport (Front and John Streets). Never try to take the City by storm since this could result in exhausting days with some serious disappointments. . Tough guys should consider the Eagle NYC on 28th. Days in the City call for walks in Central or Battery Park. If you have comments. make your way to The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (Wooster and Grand). But. e. LGBT nightlife is a matter of taste rather than a matter of availability. hours. cashonly. An alternative to a nominal TDF membership is to grab a Danish and a cup of coffee and wait in line (or ‘on line’ if you are a local). please feel free to email me at RSnj@aol. Now. Manhattan is a big island and you don’t want to spend most of your time in traffic or underground. Watching the construction crew erect the new World Trade Center (One World Trade) while eating a vendor’s pretzel on a beautiful afternoon is a relaxing ‘take five’ within an otherwise agenda-crammed day. trips to the museums. at the time of this writing. dine at Nom Wah Tea Parlor (Doyers and Mott Streets). New Yorkers rarely pay the going rate. However. Plan ahead. identify good and bad weather activities. if you have not been.
or discovering the next big thing for his label. Let’s start with the boys of Semi Precious Weapons (semipreciousweapons. 2” are hot too. a soloist with the American Ballet Theatre. . as they did on previous releases. Being a big lesbian folk singer fan. I really really wanted to love this song as much as I love this young man. soulful. Kreis’ vocals are undeniable.com) is one of the hottest rappers in hip hop. their two cats and one dog. like most gay men in NYC. I was pleasantly surprised by this disco track that is destined to become a Sunday T Dance favorite. t o m a s i an e nt .bandcamp. Besides the solid production. Love. “Hero In Me” is refreshing from start to finish. Lastly.com) is a solid album with enough musical diversity to make it interesting throughout. He has a solid Youtube and Livestream following with a positive message that resonates with LGBT youth. at Starbucks or the gym. Tomas spends his time in Brooklyn or Puerto Rico with his life partner. Tomas Bell O Tomas Bell is a producer. Her fan funded third album.. “Imagine Paradise”. the debut release by Peruvean-Japanese model Sebastian Castro (youtube. It will definitely make my Spring playlist. To his credit. this release has solid lyrical content which puts it on track to being my favorite hip hop release this year. and the title track. inviting and solid throughout.the soulful “Don’t Look Back”. Oh and his newest releases “EnterSextions Vol. performer and the president of Tomasian Entertainment LLC. however. the song is bubble gum pop funny. Tony Award Winner Levi Kreis (levikreis. Dubbs first got my attention last year with his Beyonce styled “Single Ladies”-esque video “I Hate My Job”. c o m . the reggae fused “Amazing Grace”. Kazaky is great at what they do . But like Abdul they they need to employ a less is more approach in their music.com).com). Kaoz challenges the status quo through his music. is a quirky dance pop song that takes on homophobia in a fun.. He’s gorgeous. Biddle keeps it fresh and does an amazing cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billy Jean”. I’m painfully aware of the monotony that plagues the genre. Their new song “Aviation High” is a solidly produced pop-rock track with an uplifting anthemic hook.com). Gender identity.com/TheSebastianCastro) “Bubble”.com) is back with a new single. my Fem-powered favorite “I’m a Bitch”. “The United States of God Des and She” by GodDes and She (god-desandshe. Next. Love the boys of Kazaky (kazaky. “Bubble” is a good song idea and video concept is solid as well as fun to watch.com/JbDubsMusic) aka James Whiteside. His latest effort features his rap-sing style while the video shows his talent is multifaceted. in order to really make it work. “Crazy Law”. Speaking of not so strong efforts. When not producing music. The problem is that the song is not a very strong debut effort from Castro and even the solid production does not mask the fact that he is not a singer/songwriter. Coming from down under is a new release from Australia’s Jenny Biddle (jennybiddle. visiting his family in Albany.amazing dancers who use music as a vehicle to promote their videos and live shows. race and sexual orientation are just a few of the themes presented here on the socially conscious double release. This midwest bred female hip hop/pop/ soul duo has a solid release here with stand out tracks . facilitating collegiate diversity workshops. and the guys in the video are gorgeous too. Do not love their new single.18 Diversity Rules Magazine May 2013 OUT Artist Review By O. “Pantywaister” by JbDubbs (youtube. let alone OUT hip hop. 1 & Vol. Kaoz (kaoz. direct and highly effective way. or. an internet based entertainment company located on the web at www. As with all of their videos the visuals are striking and the production of the track is solid as well. “So Much Better” from his forthcoming new release. Love. My problem with Kazaky is the same problem I had with Paula Abdul (yes I went oldskool).
Straight World” By Donny Winter Donny Winter is a gay rights activist on YouTube and recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in English and Anthropology. Being single doesn’t mean you should give up on what you love to do! Despite how alone you feel. Step II: Set Goals For Yourself Many of us who are almost chronically single find it difficult to cope with because we spend so much We often skewer the rest of our social life when focusing on finding ‘the one’. Don’t become too picky. Here is my five steps to remain healthily single in this tumultuous world: Step I: Seek Out Community It’s important in order to surround yourself by people who understand the predicament of being a gay or lesbian single in a heterosexual world. it isn’t impossible to be happy and single while being a minority. or even spirituality. I often write or garden. He’s aiming to publish a manuscript of LGBTQ-themed poetry and write a memoir of his high school days where he was a victim of frequent bullying. Even though it’s great to practice independence. but we aren’t. it’s always important to remember that ‘the one’ can walk into your life when you least expect it. We are there. Your love life isn’t the only facet of your life. Don’t let yourself implode. Set time aside for focusing on your career. you actually aren’t. Send him feedback at his YouTube site as well! . Remember to keep your family and friends close. A lot of us LGBTQ individuals feel like we’re the pseudo-planet Pluto on the dating solar system. if anything. but you also make yourself more geographically available to others who may have the same preferences you do.youtube. try to make yourself shine brighter by taking that doubt and siphoning it into productivity.com/user/DonnyWinter Donny would also love to hear from you. A great way to alleviate that sinking feeling is setting goals for yourself. dating is not only daunting. but downright intimidating. Lets face it. your family & friends. school. It will help with maintaining a healthy mind. Step III: Balance Your Social Life Remedies “Single Gay. sing. and the garnered criticism same-sex relationships still receive from some people. Step IV: Keep An Open Mind I have a bad habit of becoming cynical when it comes to dating and often give up on the thought. Not only would you expose yourself to a more inviting environment. With the thought of most of our country not having legalized same-sex marriage yet. Many of us suffer from depression. Being a homosexual and dating in a world of a dominantly heterosexual population is far from easy.Diversity Rules Magazine May 2013 19 time lingering on the fact that: we’re STILL single. For those of you like me who are single. because they can often be unexpected sources of strength when you’re feeling at your lowest. or do other therapeutic activities that can help alleviate that down feeling. or even give up hope. Step V: Be Creative! Being creative is my favorite means of defeating those single blues. but others like to draw. You can also listen to Donny’s great commentary at his YouTube site at the following address: www. or off-putting because it could do more harm than good.
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