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L.C.N. Again! Dedicated to the Wimmin of Orlando!

Issue #024 This is the twenty-fourth issue of what I hope is a lo- I Do Support Medical Marijuana. cal Lesbian Community News Letter. Like the LCN, for those who remember… 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. Drop us a line via snail mail at 1093, Orl. FL. 32802

Dogs vs Kids Dogs—will never ask, “what are you doing to that woman mom?” Kids—can wash themselves. Dogs— need to go out...even when it rains. Kids—learn to ask questions, lots of questions.

Volume 2, Issue 13 06/10/2013

Special points of interest:  Are You Man Enough??  Swap & Shop  NORML  Poison Plants  #Peaceforpatients

We at LCN Again! Support medical marijuana and organizations who advocate toward that end.

Green: Trying to keep those plastic lawn chairs white? The next hurricane or tornado warning that occurs, simply toss them into the pool. 24 hrs later, they’ll be sparkling.

Janis Ian

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Groups & Public Service Summer Swap & Shop Friday, June 14, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm What/Why: It's about that time for the SUMMER Swap! Start cleaning out those closets. GUYS & Girls. First Part is a Clothing Swap! Bring all your clothing, shoes, jewelry, etc that have been your closet forever that you just don't wear anymore. The REASON: According to the U.S. EPA Office of Solid Waste, Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per person per year. We are trying to help reduce that number by having you keep your clothes in circulation and out of landfills. The left over clothes will be donated to Dress For Success. A non-profit that helps women get interview appropriate clothing and tips. Please check them out: http:// www.dressforsucce…. The BETA Center for teenage moms and local Homeless Ministries. The more the merrier so please invite all of your stylish friends How much to participate? $10 If you drop your items off by the 13th at Credo Coffee (sorted

into categories) w your name on it at: Credo Coffee 706 W. Smith St Orlando, FL 32804 $15 If you bring your items the night of at 6p "Walk a mile in her shoes, Orlando" Thursday Jun 13, 2013 4:00PM7:00PM in Orlando What: Men's march in heels against domestic abuse. Ladies, of course, are welcome too as 5% percent of all victims are male...and all supported is appreciated. When: Thursday, June 13th, 4pm Where: Registration begins at 3:00pm and the walk will kickoff promptly at 4:00pm. The route: Orange County Court House, down Robinson to Rosiland and up to the Orange County History Museum. The after party: All participants are encouraged to participate in the event after party immediately following the event at Wall Street Plaza.

The Haps Have you been tossing your banana peels onto? Into? Your Staghorn Fern (Platycerium coronarium)? My friend Ronda says they really like it! Do you like this type of lawn mower? Do you live in the Orlando area? Get in touch w/ us and it’s yours. The corn is more that five feet tall and has one ear on it! The okra and squash is blooming right along. I’ve seen a few flowers on the tomato also. How is your garden growing. It’s not too late. Get started today! The rain is here, so take advantage of it.

For the star gazers...June 21st is the Summer Solstice. Blessed Be. Wanted to put down some cayenne pepper in my garden, across the path of the coral snake. In case he decided to take the same path back to wherever he came from the other day. My partner said it might hurt the puppy’s noise so...I’ll just use prayer...and garlic and cats and find out how to lure that hawk to the yard???

Cannabis Corner

reports have increasingly indicated that cannabis may mitigate traumatic memories and anxiety. However, clinical trial data remains unavailable, Thursday, 30 May 2013 New York, NY: Study: in large part because federal officials have Cannabinoids Offer Likely Therapeutic Option For blocked investigators' efforts to study cannabis in Patients With Post-Traumatic Stress PTSD subjects. In 2011 federal administrators Investigators at the New York University School of halted efforts by investigators at the University of Medicine reported that subjects diagnosed with Arizona to complete an FDA-approved, placeboPTSD typically possess elevated quantities of encontrolled clinical trial to evaluate the use of dogenous cannabinoid receptors in regions of ”Never doubt that a small group of cannabis in 50 veterans with treatmentthe brain associated with fear and anxiety. Inthoughtful, committed citizens can vestigators also determined that many of these change the world. Indeed, it is the only resistant PTSD. subjects experience a decrease in their natural thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director, at production of anandamide, an endogenous can(202) 483-5500 or Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director nabinoid neurotransmitter, resulting in an imbalanced endocannibinoid regulatory system. Anecdotal evidence and case study at: Page 1

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Peace for Patients


United for Care

Peace for Patients is a campaign to end the war on medical for their choice of medicine. cannabis patients. To date, 2. Engage your elected offi18 states and the District of cial: Write letters, make Columbia have passed laws phone calls, set up meetings allowing patients to access with your elected officials medical cannabis under the before July 5th. recommendation of their Send a pre-written letter doctor. Over one million today just by entering your people in the zip code US are legally 3. Beusing medical cannabis and 84% of Americans come a support the US of medical cannabis. Yet the fedMember: eral government continues to use precious reJoin over 50,000 patients, medical professources to wage a war on these medical cannabis sionals, scientists and concerned citziens as programs and in the its path disrupts the lives of we fight to end the war on patients by bepatients, displaces workers, tramples on state and coming a member or donating today. 3. local governments and takes individuals away Spread the Word “Don’t get angry from their families. * Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Insta...Get active." -J. G. Join the Peace for Patients Campaign by calling gram *Share ASA's social media posts on Congress to stop the war on patients and reonline *Invite your friends solve the conflict between federal and state laws *Post a photo of you or your friends and once and for all. End the War on Patients family holding a peace sign on social media using the hashtag Get Involved: Here are actions you can take today #peace4patients Share your testimony about how medical 1. Sign the Petition: Please sign the petition below to show marijuana has helped you. Tweet your officials asking for your support for seriously ill patients who are being prosecuted their support using the hashtag #peace4patients

Gardening and Home Corner Did you know that Amaryllis and Azaleas are widely toxic? Ingestion of just a few leaves can cause serious issues for pets. (Thanks Craig of Orlando Tree and Landscape) Did you know it really does work. Drawing a line of chalk around the pet’s food bowl, keeps ants away.

Need more storage space?? How about putting a shoe holder over the bathroom door to hold all those extra bottles of hair spray, conditioner and shampoo. Buying a plastic one is alright. Another way is to make a vinyl shoe holder yourself. Start with an old shower curtain and some duct pls.

Affirmation for the Moment... "A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve." ~Joseph Joubert

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are all gifted. That is our inheritance. -Ethel Waters

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. -Dalai Lama

Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it Psalm 34:13-14 An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. ~Mahatma Gandhi Volume 2, Issue 13

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. -Jimi Hendrix "There never was a good war or bad peace." Benjamin Franklin 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 number)


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Herstory Janis Ian (born Janis Eddy Fink, April 7,

outspoken critic of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), a record 1951) is an American songwriter, singer, musiindustry organization which she sees as actcian, columnist and science fiction author. Ian first entered the folk music scene while still a ing against the interests of musicians and teenager in the mid-sixties. Most active musiconsumers. As such, she has willingly recally in that decade and the 1970s, she has conleased several of her songs for free tinued recording into the 21st century. She has download from her website. Along with won two Grammy Awards, the first in 1975 for science fiction authors Eric Flint and Cory her song "At Seventeen", and the second in Doctorow, she has argued that their experi2013 for Best Spoken Word Album, for her ence provides conclusive evidence that free autobiography, Society's Child (nearly 40 years downloads dramatically increased hardlater). Janis Ian came out as a lesbian in 1993 copy sales, contrary to the claims of RIAA and NARAS. with the worldwide release of her album Breaking Silence. Ian's signature tune "At Seventeen" sold over two million Patricia Snyder and Janis Ian were married in Toronto on August 27, 2003. Ian has a stepdaughter by Snyder, and two grand- singles in the United States alone yet was never certified. children. Ian's mother, Pearl, was diagnosed with multiple scle- In addition to being an award-winning singer-songwriter, rosis in 1975. To deal with her disease, Ian and her brother co n- Ian writes science fiction. A long-time reader of the vinced Pearl to pursue her lifelong dream of going to college. genre, she got into science fiction fandom in 2001, atPearl eventually enrolled in Goddard College's adult education tending the Millennium Philcon. Her short stories have program, ultimately graduating with a Master's degree. After been published in anthologies, and she co-edited, with Pearl's death, Ian decided to auction off merchandise and Mike Resnick, the anthology Stars: Original Stories raise money to endow a scholarship at Goddard specifiBased on the Songs of Janis Ian, published in 2003 . She cally for older continuing education students. She is an also occasionally attends science fiction conventions.


June Newsletter...the petition is still in the pipeline. until then...peruse this.