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L.C.N. Again! Volume 2 Issue #2 Like the LCN, for those who remember… this is a community newsletter with some smiles for lesbians and people who love them.

Dedicated to the Wimmin of Orlando!

I Do Support Medical Marijuana.

Once every few months (or so), I shall produce a newsletter to share info about our; the lesbian community. Things which effect our daily lives. You are invited to participate. Drop us a line via snail mail at p.o. box 1093, Orl. FL.32802

Dogs vs Kids Dogs—don’t complain about the food. Kids— their kids can help around the house. Dogs— don’t go to college. Kids—can help you out w/ a couple of bucks if you need it. Dogs—you can sell their kids.

Volume 2 Issue 2 04/13/2012

Special points of interest:  SAGE  Man drinks urine  FLCAN We at LCN Again! Support medical marijuana and organizations who advocate toward that end.


Diatomacious Earth (often referred to as "DE") is an off white talc-like powder that is the fossilized remains of marine phytoplankton. When sprinkled on a bug that has an exoskeleton (such as bed bugs, ants or fleas) it gets caught between their little exoskeleton joints. As they move, the diatomaceous earth acts like razor blades and cuts them up. But it doesn't hurt mammals. We can eat it. We do eat it! It's in lots of grain based foods because lots of grains are stored with diatomaceous earth to keep the bugs from eating the grain!

 Blues womon

Inside this issue: Cannabis Facts


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Groups & Public Service Thinking About Adoption? Five things you should know. 1. 110,000 children in foster care. 2. cost of adoption varies. 3. Many lgbt parents adopt children of a different race. 4. Talk to other lgbt parents. 5. Start by visiting HRC’s database to find friendly agency near you. In Florida... Permits single LGBT individuals to petition to adopt? Yes. Florida Department of Children and Families vs. In re: Matter of Adoption of X.X.G. and N.R.G., 2010 Fla. App. LEXIS 14014, 35 Fla. L. Weekly D 2107 Permits a same-sex couple to jointly petition to adopt? No. FLA. STAT. § 63.042(2)(a) explicitly limits joint adoption to a husband and wife. Permits a same-sex partner to petition to adopt partner

S A G E o f S o u t h F lo r i d a i s a n o n - p r o f i t o r g a n i z a tio n f o r S e n io r a c tio n in a G a y E n v i r o n m e n t t o e n r i c h t h e li v e s o f t h e G L B T s e n io r c o m m u n ity t h r o u g h m e m b e r s h i p i n c lu s i v e o f a g e , g e n d e r , r a c e , n a t i o n a li ty a n d r e li g i o n . W e b e li e v e t h i s c a n b e a c c o m p li s h e d b y s p o n s o r i n g s o c i a l a lt e r n a t i v e s T o p r o v i d e p e r s o n a l i n t e r a c t i o n , o f f e r i n g e d u c a t i o n a l o p p o r t u n i ti e s t o d e a l w i t h th e s p e c i a l n e e d s o f a g i n g , a n d p r o m o t i n g c o n t a c t w i t h t h e i s o la t e d a n d h o m e b o u n d p e r s o n s o f o u r c o m m u n i t y . S A G E i s a ls o a n a d v o c a t e f o r t h e c o n c e r n s a n d n e e d s o f t h e s e n i o r c o m m u n i t y a t l a r g e , p r o v i d i n g r e f e r r a l i n f o r m a ti o n o n c o m m u n i t y r e s o u r c e s a n d p r o m o ti n g in te r - g e n e r a tio n a l c o m m u n ic a tio n i n th e G L B T c o m m u n i ty . S A G E w a s f o u n d e d in 1 9 9 4 a s a F lo r id a “ n o t f o r p r o f it. ”


e ’ d li k e to t h i n k w e a r e n o t m e r e ly f a i r w e a t h e r f r i e n d s , b u t p e o p le w h o r e a l ly c a r e a b o u t o u r S A G E f a m i ly . I f y o u k n o w o f a n y S A G E m e m b e r w h o w o u l d a p p r e c i a t e a f r i e n d ly c a ll, i s s i c k , i n t h e h o s p i t a l, r e c e n t ly lo s t a lo v e d o n e , o r ju s t n e e d s a n o t e o f c h e e r , p le a s e c o n t a c t : F o r w o m e n – – In e z P a s h e r @ 9 5 4 .5 6 3 .2 8 1 4 . F o r m e n – – L e o G li c k s t e i n @ 9 5 4 . 9 3 5 . 5 7 9 9 . T h i s i s a S A G E s p o n s o r e d a c ti v i t y .

Location: 2040 N. Dixie Hwy. Wilton Manors, FL 33305

The Haps <That’s E checking out the garden. Heard a man tell of how he used to drink his own pee… That was a brave thing to do, tell a room of mostly strangers. Not that he didn’t have a good reason. It was to get high, from the ecstasy he had taken the night before. I for one did not know about people doing this. A real mind blower this was for me. Keep encouraging my wife to come with me to one of these meetings. I go because I don’t ever, ever want to repeat some of the behaviors I

used to engage in when I used to drink alcoholically. Those days are gone for Robert too. Thank fully he is still with us and is living a sober life for 11 yrs.

Magic Word Change– Change one letter each turn. The new word must be an actual word.

Magic Marijuana Trivia

CURE _____ _____ _____ HASH DANK _____ _____ _____ CURE Page 1

ROPE ____ ____ ____ HASH

BONG example: ROSE _____ RASE _____ RAME _____ LAME VAPE LAMB Clues: Rame-rare Eng word HEMP meaning branch. _____ Cune-name of a family wine _____ from Spain _____ Hase-193km long river in NUGS lower Saxony.

This week we have a cat in the wheelbarrow !! Alcoholics Anonymous

is anonymous so his name may be John... I forget, a few more meetings and I’m sure I’ll get it. Thanks for sharing .

1. What are the three main sub species of cannabis? A. Indica, Sativa, Ruderalis B. Sativa, Afghan, Haze C. Indica, Sativa, Afghan D. Saprotrophs, Morels, Reshi ~George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp. Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper. Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper. ~Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag from hemp. ~The first report of marijuana as medicine was 2727 B.C. in China L.C.N. Again!

Florida Cannabis Action Network


Cathy Jordan—Floridian

The purpose of FL CAN is to generate public support for sensiAfter riding with husband Bob on their Harley Davidson, Cathy ble cannabis policies and to assist in the implementation thereof; Jordan reads “Cat’s Tail” – her poem about having ALS, staying to provide a forum for the public to speak out on this issue of alive and fighting for the right to use God’s natural medicine. national social concern; to educate the public regarding the co n- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), known as “Lou Gehrig’s sequences of cannabis prohibition and to raise funds to promote Disease”, is horrible and terminal – most live only three to five these civic purposes. Legislative Education Program -As we years. Yet Cathy Jordan, who lives near Tampa, Florida, has now raise the level of public awareness to the harms of prohibition (Nov,07) lived twenty-one years since diagnosis and has a good and the value of cannabis hemp, we invite our supporters to edu- quality of life. Cathy attributes this miracle to medical marijuana cate their lawmakers through our click-and-send e(Cannabis), which she has used since 1989 and dramatically slowed the progression of the ALS. mail system. Online Activism This documentary, released in chapters, will folTake a Poll—Take our most recent opinion poll to low Cathy and her family through their journey of help us judge and track attitudes about cannabis. fear, hope, activism, compassion and healing – for Join a Forum—Every newspaper and online news Cathy and our nation. Visit Cathy at: www. site has some sort of forum for readers . “They all agree today that I Write Your Own Blog — Join the team of FLCAN If it had been any other plant that had been should smoke Cannabis,” says Cathy. Twenty six guest bloggers, start your own blog. Make sure to proven to slow breast cancer, Alzheimer’s and MRSA, with no serious side effects, it would years later, my original neurologist fought always check your facts, cite you source and keep be hailed as the miracle cure of the millen[successfully] to make sure Cannabis is legal for the posts timely. Like us on Facebook If you are nium! …. W e must end the ignorance! patients in Delaware.” Granny Storm Crow on Facebook, take a minute and like our pages. Share our Facebook and Twitter posts . Email— Researchers think Cannabis may help ALS patients relieving pain, Our system sends it directly to your lawmaker. spasticity, drooling, appetite loss and has minimal drug-drug interactions and toxicity.

Gardening and Home Corner

Do you have gas? Those bubbles that tie your intestines in knots? Try Anise! Put 1Tbs of seeds in a tea strainer and steep for three or four minutes, add a little honey for taste. Your abdomen will feel better in no time.

“There are ALS patients associations that fight for the right of patients to die with dignity. But what about my right to life?” asks Cathy. “Keeping my medicine illegal removes my right to life.”

Got a skin tag? Put Vitamin E on it. Twice a day, everyday. In a few weeks… the skin tag begin to disappear.

We’ve got this plant though we don’t know what it is..? ;-)

Affirmation for the Moment... Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did. Sarah Caldwell The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.— unk “Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.” Oscar Wilde Our entire life - consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.—Jean Anouilh It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Volume 2 Issue 2

Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive - to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.—Elisabeth Kubler-Ross What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.-Henry David Thoreau In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision. -Dalai Lama If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. -Mother Teresa. Page 1

Dedicated to t he Wi mmin of Orlando! Primary Business Address P.O. Box 1093 Orlando, Fl. 32802 Phone: 555-YOU-RLVD (not a real

We are amateurs. Not professional newsletter writers. We hope to entertain and educate others. We welcome your input and encourage you to be part of this endeavor.


We are older lesbians who want to see our comm unity come together and support each other. Live, Laugh, Learn and Dance is our motto.

It’s all Good, All the time.

….Yes, grandma and grandpa should smoke pot...


Writer and publisher: J. Gabrielle Editor and co writer: E.J. Benson the Web We’re on disc.w eebl y. http://dykeson co m/

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Dear Aunt Jeannie, what the heck is tribadism??


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Herstory— Strong, Entrepreneurial, Empathetic, Mothers, Sisters, Wimmin. Naming themselves. Not believing the labels. Living, Loving and Giving of them selves w/the gifts they were endowed by the Creator. The Universe. Shockley, Ann Allen (b. 1927) Popular short story writer and novelist, as well as librarian, critic, and editor, Ann Allen Shockley treats both interracial and lesbian experiences. Shockley was born June 21, 1927, in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of social workers Bessie Lucas and Henry Allen. She received her B.A. in 1948 from Fisk University, where she worked for many years as archivist, librarian, and professor, and her M.S.L.S. in 1959 from Western Reserve, now Case Western Reserve. In 1949, she married teacher William Shockley, whom she later divorced. Shockley, who has named herself a "social[ly] conscious writer," extends her fictional treatment of interracial and lesbian experiences with her collection of short stories, The Black and White of It (1980), which celebrates the gains women have made in the wake of racial and sexual oppression. her second novel, Say Jesus and Come to Me (1982), situates its lesbian love story amid feminist meetings and religious revivals. The juxtaposition of evangelicalism and lesbianism is surprising and subversive.

Gaye Adegbalola (born Gaye Todd, March

21, 1944, Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States) is an American blues singer and guitarist, teacher, lecturer, activist, and photographer. Gaye's father, Clarence R. Todd, was the first Black school board member in Fredericksburg and was also a jazz musician. He later founded a performing arts group for black youth called "Souls of Shade", today known as Harambee 360. Her mother, Gladys P. Todd, was one of the first organizers of the local civil rights movement in Fredericksburg. Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women was first formed as a duo in 1984 by Ms. Adegbalola and her guitar teacher, Ann Rabson, with third member Earlene Lewis joining later to form a trio. Saffire recorded their first album on their own label in 1987, Middle Age Blues, with songs including "They Call Me Miss Thang," and "Middle Age Blues Boogie." The following year Gaye Adegbalola became a fulltime blues performer and in 1990 the band recorded its first album for Alligator Records Gaye's surname, Adegbalola, was given to her by a Yoruba priest she met in 1968. Meaning "I am reclaiming my royalty," Adegbalola uses the name to signify her pride in her black heritage.

LCN Again! #13  

Second issue of the new year..story about a man who drank his own urine, SAGE and a magic word puzzle. Hemp education too.

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