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I would like to welcome you to the preview issue of ‘My Texas Little Black Book”. The idea for this publication originally started off in Las Vegas a little over two years ago. Due to the success of that publication, I ended my partnership and moved back home to Texas. After months of networking and branding, My Little Black Book is ready to show it’s face. I made this issue to show our readers and potential advertisers what is to come with this publication. A preview issue before the official launch. The first city featured in, “My Texas Little Black Book”, is El Paso, TX. Soon in the months to follow, we will include Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, etc. The idea behind the Little Black Book is to showcase each community in a non-bias or stereotypical manner. Our magazine first differs from many because it’s published on the 15th of every month instead of the normal 1st of the month. (The reason for this is mainly for content reasons. Most major events such as holidays and social events occur often after normal publishing deadlines so in order to stay current the lbb is released the second weekend of every month.) We try to think ‘outside the box’, when it comes to content and this will result in our readers coming back every month. Inside each issue, you will find: information on community events, articles from local columnists, national articles, picture galleries, funny tidbits such as boozy bitch of the month, our w.t.f pictures, Homoscopes and more. I can actually sit here and write a novel on how I came to create “My Little Black Book and the reason behind each part of the machine. Instead I will let the product speak for itself and I’ll see you out and about. Just remember to smile because you may be in, “My Little Black Book. “ Rickey Turner Publisher/ Editor - In - Chief

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Mayor Visits El Paso Young Stonewall Democrats \ Matt Sutton Public Relations Liaison EPSYD wmatthewsutton@gmail.com

Last month, El Paso Stonewall Young Democrats hosted Christmas with City Council – a dinner event to speak with Mayor John Cook, Central Representative Susie Byrd, and East Side Representative Steve Ortega, who are all the target of the recent recall efforts. This proved to be a very successful event and we were able to really get a grip of the seriousness of this ongoing battle that aims to take away the rights of LGBTQI individuals in our community. The Mayor even graced us with a song he wrote about the recall, which provided a fun and familiar atmosphere. These leaders not only spoke with us, ate with us, engaged with us, but also join with us in support. Byrd and Ortega even joined as members of the organization, as well as County Judge Veronica Escobar, who was also in attendance. Other notable officials that were president were County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal and Judge Jesus Herrera. We also had the opportunity to hear from Tony Ramos, who is Chair of El Pasoans for Equality and El Paso Sun City Pride Director Dave Castillo. We are honored to have won the support and alliance of such great elected officials and community leaders. The recall is especially significant to our organization, because we realize if we do not stand up for equality now, by standing behind these strong leaders, there is a good chance that this will end up being a major setback for the El Paso Community. Leaders in our community will no longer be able to stand up for what they believe is right, but instead will be driven by the interests of people like Tom Brown (who is the Pastor leading the Recall Efforts). It is up to us and we must do everything in our power to prevent such measures from succeeding. In all honesty, we have been rather discouraged in the lack of involvement in much

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of the gay community when it comes to this matter, and we strongly encourage more of you to get involved. All in all, we are at an extremely pivotal point for LGBTQI rights – we are at a point where we are very close to reaching full equality, yet we are also very close to having many of our rights taken away. In this political season, we not only see the recall efforts, but in the presidential race, we also see Tea Party backed candidates and other ultra-conservatives seeking to enact strict legislation such as a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, legislation that would allow discrimination against LGBTQI individuals as long as they claim it as a religious right, and even efforts to put Don’t Ask Don’t Tell back on the books! We must stand together in solidarity against these discriminatory efforts and individuals, and move forward to protect the rights we have already been granted and keep up the fight until we can all agree we have reached full equality! These are very serious issues we are dealing with in our community, in our state, and in our nation – but we can’t do it alone. We need your help! EPSYD has regular monthly meetings, in which anyone and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. In addition, we have made an effort to get involved with other organizations, campaigns, committees, and clubs that are consistent with the principals we stand upon. You can find us on facebook(facebook.com/EPSYD), on our website(epsyd.org), or you can e-mail us at epsyd2011@gmail.com.

El Paso Sun City Pride’s, ‘White Party’ Returns El Paso Sun City Pride will be hosting their Second Annual White Party January 21st. This year’s event will star Manila Luzon & Sahara Davenport of Logo’s Hit Shows: RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag U. Festivities include: Drink Specials, Giveaways, Raffles, Pride Package Prizes, and a Best Whites Contests. This will be the first Pride event for 2012. All proceeds will benefit Pridefest 2012 and EPSCP Scholarship Program. For more information go to www.epscp.org

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RING AROU ND THE JOSIE By: Drew Lip insky

Josie Cotton crashed onto the world stage in the early eighties with her controversial new wave hit, ‘Johnny, Are You Queer?’. When the underground dance hit was unexpectedly catapulted on to the airwaves, it sparked a meteoric rise in fame for Cotton that quickly went down in flames. Cotton was attacked by the religious right for “Johnny…”, then labeled homo phobic by the gay community, and finally banned in Amsterdam. The backlash thwarted her promising career and ultimately made Cotton a pariah in the music business. Her latest record, “Pussycat Babylon”, coproduce by legendary punk keyboardest Paul Roessler, released this fall. It’s a modern electro-pop inspired album featuring some of the underground’s most influential players that has the potential to hit mainstream. But is mainstream ready yet for Josie Cotton? `

You revealed in OUT Magazine that you were once married. Why did you keep your marriage a secret for so long? I never thought of it as a real marriage. It was a futile and silly attempt to keep my insane German boyfriend in the country.

As you know, marriage equality is the leading issue facing the gay community right now. These are such basic human rights we’re talking about. Even slaves were allowed to marry. It makes me incredibly sad when I hear the stories I do and then I get angry. This is the United States. We should be able to love who we want to love and not be punished for it by being denied our civil rights. Crazy Christians are one thing but as far as I know our system of government has no right to delegate morality if it doesn’t impinge on other’s people’s rights.

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What are your feelings about marriage in general? It’s a very mysterious thing why anyone wants to marry. I see it as a romantic notion pretty much doomed to fail.

Why is that? Marriages fail because people go into it completely unprepared with a lot of expectations that they didn’t even know they had. At least with arranged marriages everyone knew what their job was. I think everyone should go into therapy with the person they plan to spend the rest of their life with before making that kind of commitment.

To discuss how the marriage will work? To get everything on the table. Are you going to take out the trash or am I? How often? Who’s in charge of our social life? Is this a marriage based on a democracy, which almost never is the case, or is it more symbiotic in which case who has the final say with things?


Did you enjoy being married?

I loved the feeling I had when I was in a committed relationship. For someone who never really had a family it was very comforting to know what was waiting for me at the end of the day in a very scary world. I’m honestly a little afraid of ever getting married because people can change when they think they own someone. That’s the danger. 

Did you believe you would spend the rest of your life with your husband?

 

I have felt that way before and even wanted to get married but not to that clown.

What happened to the marriage?

Let’s just say that it’s the stuff movies are made of. His English was so broken it was hard to know what he was actually saying at any given moment and humor was not even an option although it’s rather funny, looking back on it now.

You’re best known for Johnny R U Queer – a song about a naïve girl who falls for a gay guy.  Do you feel sympathy for foolish girls who are blinded by love?  I feel sympathy for anyone blinded by love! It’s really of a form of insanity. 

Have you ever been blinded by love?  Oh God yes! Blinded, boiled and flayed by love.

What is it about ‘love’ that makes us all suckers? I have no idea. It makes absolutely no sense to me but we seem to be wired for it. I have often said, half jokingly, if I had been fixed I would have gotten a lot more done but I would still probably have fallen madly in love minus the hot sex which would have sucked even more. We are all doomed with love and lost without it.  TO READ FULL INTERVIEW PLEASE LOGON TO MY TEXAS LITTLE BLACK BOOK.COM JOSIE COTTON’S LATEST RECORD “PUSSYCAT BABYLON”

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Is it true you got into porn by videotaping your body up and down? No, I’m not that much of a narcissist! (Laughs)

What did you miss most?  The sex? The money? As silly as it sounds, the thing I missed the most was the gratification that I would get by making fans happy.

Did you at least catch up on Judge Judy? No, but I did watch a lot of football.

What did you do during your hiatus? I wish I could tell you that I traveled or was a part of something big. Unfortunately, I did nothing.

We’re excited you’re making your way back into porn!  Thanks! I’m excited to make my return too.

2011 is a new year and Jeremy Walker is back; bigger and better than ever! We spoke with the muscled Adonis about his return to adult film and lessons learned from his year in hiatus.

Walker admits 2010 was a tough year for him. Issues in his personal life led to depression. The depression led to Walker losing his passion to stay fit. Losing his heralded physique led to even greater depression. Walker chose to walk away from the adult film business to deal with matters and regroup.

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What’s your favorite part to show off? I really don’t have a favorite part. I’ll let the fans pick for me.

What do you do to keep your self looking tip-top? I’m no genetic miracle. I have to eat clean and mix in quite a bit of cardio if I want to stay lean. I figure this body will be with me until they heave dirt on me so I might as well take care of it.

It obvious from your pics that you’re a manscaper. I guess the manscaping is a product of me being a devoted fan of bodybuilding.

Would you say you are obsessed with your looks?  I wouldn’t say I’m overly obsessed.

Are you really a teddy bear under that armor? I’d say that I’m relatively compassionate. I hope others think the same.

Have you always been so massive? I’ve been training consistently since high school and have always tried to train heavy and push myself. I think that played a large part as to how my physique turned out.

How did you know you had what it took to be in adult film? I guess I really didn’t. I just took a chance and crossed my fingers.

What made you want to be Randy Blue boy? It was by mere chance that I hooked up with Randy Blue. I realize now how lucky I was to land with such a great studio. They were extremely supportive of my situation during my difficult year.

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Taking on the OUTback! A Visit to Gay Australia By: Kyle Taylor, gaytravel.com Welcome to the land down under! It’s difficult to decide where to begin when talking about Australia. Of course there’s that quintessential image most of us have: A cowboy pulling up to a bar in the middle of the Outback, kangaroos hopping about and koalas in the trees. He darts inside for a quick Foster’s, which is Australia for beer (or so we’re told). In our image, however, that Cowboy is actually gay. He meets you inside and offers to “give you a ride” to the next town. You then hop into his big truck and drive off into the sunset. Well, I’m here to tell you that Australia is EXACTLY like that...well kind of! Gay Day Mate! While the Outback does stretch into infinity and there are places in “Oz” where it’s possible to see the curvature of the Earth because the land is so barren and so flat. The people are quite like Californians. The food is quite like what we eat at home, and - miraculously - not everyone lives “in the bush.” The cities - Sydney and Melbourne are world-class, the beaches are otherworldly, the people are lovely and the gay scene is one of the most vibrant in the World. Indeed, Gaystralia is all too fitting of a name. While gay marriage is not legal, civil unions are and gay couples enjoy many of the rights and responsibilities of heterosexual couples. The pace of change is rapid. Gay adoption bills and the “move toward marriage” is apparent and gay-related crimes are all but nonexistent. This from a nation that has a very rough record of dealing with minorities - particularly Aboriginals.

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Oxford Street: The Center of the Action Sydney’s Mardi Gras, which rocks the city for weeks, draws gays and lesbians the world over and is arguably the largest gay pride celebration in the World. The city’s famed “gayborhood,” which lines Oxford Street, is abuzz seven nights a week. The drag queens are the greatest in the World. Their almost nightly shows at venues like Stonewall (175 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW) and Arq (16 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst NSW) draw hundreds of revelers who bask in such wonderment as “Going Gaga,” a 30-minute review of the reigning Queen of Pop You can’t miss it. Rainbow flags line the streets. Adoring gay couples wander lovingly down the road holding hands, gently kissing and even going for it - especially after midnight. The clothing stores are primarily of the underwear variety. The clubs are unmistakably gay. Drag queens are arriving looking almost too fabulous, all on their way to that evening’s performance. This 24/7 international gay Mecca that may be - as far as I’m concerned - the gayest of the gayest gayborhoods in the World. Yes there’s Soho in London and the Village in New York. You’ve got West Hollywood in LA and The Castro in San Francisco. The world is full of sometimes charming and sometimes much less charming neighborhoods for the LGBT set.

The difference here, however, is that the cliental, the apartment residents, the shopkeepers, the restaurant owners and even the local bank logos are gay. In any other gayborhood there is this sense that you’re in a pocket of a much larger world but on Oxford Street in Sydney, the feeling is that the entire world - in every direction - is gay. Here, being straight is odd. Here, holding hands with someone of the opposite sex indicates a “gal pal.” Here, kissing someone of the opposite sex is simply assumed to be a “drunken error.” Where else in the world does gay feel entirely normal? Rainbow flags fly year round and nearly a million homos converge on the city for Mardi Gras (one of the only gay pride parades in the world without a specifically gay name but with an entirely gay meaning). There are dozens - nearly 100 - gay bars, clubs, restaurants and hotels crammed right next to each, making gay “normal.” It’s a feeling you rarely get in the world at large when you’re gay. It’s a feeling that’s addictive, adoring, and appreciated. So what are you waiting for? Can you handle being “normal?” For more information on the hottest LGBT destinations throughout the world, please visit www.gaytravel.com.v

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Get over it! Because the sooner you do the sooner, an opportunity may arise.

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Insight you got but Dr. Phil you are not! Do not force your opinion or anything else where it does not belong. The craziest that need your advice will come willingly.

Your outgoing personality and enthusiasm might come out as ‘drug induced’. Therefore, you might want to tone it down and let people see your D.A. R. E. Membership car

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March 21st - April 19th

A journey is guaranteed to leave you completely drained. Full of sweat tears and pain but in the end, you will crave another. Because the destination was not the gain, you enjoyed the journey.

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Just because you’re finally stepping out of broke bitch status. Do not pretend you are the Rich Bit@h on the Block

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Do not let your paranoia ruin a friendship. Trust those who have always been faithful and only question those who are not really friends just acquaintances.

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Someone from your past will contact for your helping hand. Avoid your normal instinct. To protect yourself because they mean you no harm this time around

Scorpio

October 23rd - November 21st Your mind inspires. Your words influence and the member in between your legs has the ability to touch a person’s soul. Use your superhuman powers for good.


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Factory Drop-in Hours 2p.m.-7p.m. @ M Factor February 9th Pflag Meeting 7p.m.@ University Presbyterian Church (244 North Resler Drive)

Organizations El Paso Sun City Pride (EPSCP) 506 N. Stanton (915) 351-1896

El Paso, TX 79901 www.epscp.org

Established in 2007 to serve as the social directors of the El Paso LGBT community and to bring the great City of El Paso a PRIDE Celebration it rightfully deserves.

Pflag El Paso P.O. Box 23086 (915) 209-2667

El Paso, TX 79923 www.pflagelpaso.com

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

Rio Grande Adelante Inc. P.O Box 23086

MCC El Paso

Metropolitan Community Church of El Paso 216 South Ochoa Street El Paso, TX 79901 (915) 533-0111 www.mccelpaso.com

Their goal has always been to provide for the spiritual enhancement and development of a community that knows that the love of God is for all.

The M Factor 1505 E. Missouri (915) 351-0969

El Paso, TX 79902 www.themfactor.org

The M Factor is a social organization centered around young gay and bisexual guys ages 18-39 in El Paso.

El Paso, TX 79923 www.rgadelante.org

Community based organization: To empower & celebrate the LGBT community in the Paso del Norte Region through education, advocacy, and engagement.

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