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ON TV: GCB: Is Bitchy Good? ..................................................................................... 8 ON TV: Mr. Gay USA Becomes Reality Show ......................................................................... 9 Cover Story: Stephen Schwartz of “Godspell,” “Pippin,” “Wicked” ................................ 10-11 Marriage in New York: A First-Person Perspective ................................................................ 12-13 Center for Artistic Revolution’s Diverse Youth for Social Change .................................................. 16 GLBT Advocacy and Youth Services in Huntsville, AL ............................................................ 18 Bars and Clubs Listings ........................................................................................... 22-23 OUT ON THE TOWN MAGAZINE is published by OUT ON THE TOWN PUBLISHING, LLC Copyright 2012 Out on the Town Publishing, LLC
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¥ Mr. Gay World USA is More than Reality TV By Cristina Marrero While Miss America is common knowledge to mainstream America, Mr. Gay World USA is far less recognized. Michael Billy, Executive Producer of Humanity Pride Productions, LLC, is hoping to change this by making the quest for 2012’s Mr. Gay World USA into a reality show. Mr. Gay World is a global competition that takes representatives from various participating countries into competition for the chance to represent the globe, their country, and the gay community as the reigning Mr. Gay World. This year, the Mr. Gay World competition will be held in South Africa. When asked if there were hesitations about setting Mr. Gay World in Africa, Billy explained that Africa has many progressive countries, and South Africa was the first to adopt a constitution that protected sexual orientation and allowed same sex marriage. He continued, “Our show is a strong reminder that the United States is not as progressive as it should be with equal rights…” However, finding sponsorship has proved difficult for the Mr.
Gay World show. Billy said the stigma of reality television had been an obstacle, but insisted, “… this is so much more than a TV show. We’re creating mainstream television that will better the image of gay men in America.” Billy feels their sponsors believe in the project, and that more exposure will lead to a discourse proving the project’s validity. Billy explained that being chosen is about more than fame, “Yes, our winner will surely grace the cover of many international and national magazines…” he said, “but it’s about using that notoriety to make a difference.” When asked what the Mr. Gay World USA competition hoped to achieve with a reality TV show, Billy responded, “We knew that the competition was not just about searching for a model, but a role model as well.” The hope for televising the competition, as stated by Billy, is to empower, raise visibility, and break barriers with a diverse group of contestants. Contestants have their own causes to support. Carlos Rodriguez has “signing for equality”
while Kevin Power, a teacher, fights for “anti bullying.” Even Billy, a judge and executive producer, has his own cause for the mental wellness of GLBT youths. The reality TV idea came from Billy and Jarl Haugedal. Billy said, “Jarl owns Mr. Gay World USA, the competition, and when the two of us became business partners…it was the perfect idea for the perfect team.” The product of the competition chooses based on the contestant’s behavior when away from judges and on a series of challenges. The show seems about more than winning a title. It is also about personal growth, experience through diverse interaction, and exploration of new thought brought by each contestant. While the show is a reality competition, Billy insists that the competitors have truly remained a band of brothers. The Mr. Gay World USA reality show competition stands to air sometime in the fall. For more information, you can visit MrGayWorldUSA.com. In the meantime, share the competition via facebook and twitter!
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ON TV “GCB” Asks: Is Bitchy Good? By Mackenzie Azrael
ABC’s new hit show “GCB” has caused quite a stir and reaction over the past few weeks. Since the show debuted in early March critics either love it or hate it. So what exactly is “GCB”? GCB was originally slated to air as “Good Christian Bitches”; however, after several Christian organizations voiced concerns of the show as demeaning of Christianity, along with women’s rights advocates who had an issue with the word “bitch” as being demeaning of women in general, the show was then renamed to “Good Christian Belles” before settling on the final version, “GCB”. However, many groups still oppose the show and have started boycotts because they also claim the show is mocking Christianity, when in reality the show mocks those who claim to be Christians but obviously are not due to their daily actions. Fans of the show enjoy watching the weekly exploits of these Good Christian Bitches as they are faced with moral dilemmas and decisions each week. The series follows Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), a former “Queen Bitch” in high-school, who is recently widowed after her husband died in a car crash
while receiving road head from his mistress. We soon find out he was stealing billions from his investors, and Amanda, along with her two children lose everything. With nowhere to go Amanda and her teenage children move in with her mother Gigi Stopper (Annie Potts), in the families Dallas, Texas home. During her first week back the family attends church where she meets her former schoolmates she used to terrorize. Carlene Cockburn (Kristin Chenoweth), who is now the new “Queen Bitch”, Sharon Peacham (Jennifer Aspen), who was beautiful once but now a heavy overeater and insecure , and glamorous gossip queen Cricket Caruth-Reilly (Miriam Shor), whose husband is gay and dating his ranch foreman, and finally Heather Cruz (Marisol Nichols), a powerful real-estate agent. While Amanda has changed her ways since high school and wants to move on with her life, Carlene and the others still resent Amanda. They don’t believe she’s changed and are out to drive her away. While the show does offer many comedic angles, some say it is an accurate representation of what many call hypocritical Christians
in the South. With the show characters carrying out their deeds in “The name of Jesus” while saying “Bless her heart”. The series is based on the book Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin. Gatlin recently was reported as saying that mildernamed titles would have gone ignored at Christian bookstores, but by boldly using “the b-word,” she got people’s attention. Her point she is trying to get across? That when people - regardless of their religion or class - hurt their neighbors by going against their faith’s teachings, it’s a reminder that they’re not perfect, and when doing something out of spite or hate doesn’t make them a Christian. That message can get skipped over by people too outraged by the show’s title to consider tuning into “GCB,” which airs on Sunday nights on ABC at 9 p.m. Central. You have to wonder: if the show was called something else, would there be as much controversy surrounding it? Probably not, but why not tune in for yourself and make your own judgments! Bless your heart!
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¥ Broadway Legend Stephen Schwartz Pens the “It Gets Better” Anthem By Pollo Del Mar Stephen Schwartz certainly knows how to write music for those who feel different. Take for example Elphaba -whose emerald skin trumps her simple desire to be accepted -- in Schwartz’ Broadway sensation Wicked. Or perhaps you prefer Quasimodo, the adorable lead in Disney’s animated Hunchback of Notre Dame, isolated in a bell tower because he’s considered a monster? For his latest work, the musical genius -- now with a dual-presence on Broadway a both Wicked and a revived Godspell enjoy massive success – stepped away from fiction and turned to real-life experiences. In writing “Testimony,” an exclusive piece for the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Schwartz drew inspiration from the “It Gets Better” Project.
Started by out author Dan Savage, of famed “Savage Love” sex and advice column, “It Gets Better” is an uplifting, hope-laced response to a rash of LGBTQ youth suicides. A long-time fan of Savage, Schwartz combed nearly 100 personal stories of overcoming teen doubt and bullying to find adult happiness --- and read The It Gets Better Book – to incorporate actual words, phrases and feelings in “Testimony.”
and why “It Gets Better” isn’t just a message about growing up gay. He also addresses Wicked movie rumors about Lady Gaga and explains why it’s so darn fun to write for film villains!
A powerful, poignant piece already heralded as the “It Gets Better Anthem,” the SFGMC recently recorded and performed the song for the first time in front of a live audience. Schwartz, of course, was in attendance.
Obviously, I’m delighted. I just write what I write, not aiming at any particular audience, but Wicked for many different reasons – partly the subject matter, partly the nature of the characters and the characters themselves – has resonated strongly with younger audiences -- teenagers and people in their early 20s, people who feels themselves to be outsiders in some way. That’s enormously gratifying to me.
On the heels of the event, the multiple-time Oscar- and Grammy-winner discusses his Broadway success, tapping into the emotions behind “Testimony”
Godspell is back with rave reviews. Of course, Wicked is still wildly successful. Your Disney work aside, I imagine that’s how you reach an allnew generation.
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In writing “Testimony,” how closely did you work with Dan Savage, who started the “It Gets Better” campaign? Actually, I didn’t work with him at all in terms of collaborating. Dan Savage is somebody of whom I have been an enormous admirer for a very long time. I’ve actually written three fan letters in my life, and two of them were to him. (Laughs.) His attitudes toward things, his forthrightness and way of expressing things is extremely commendable, and I’ve always admired his bravery. When he came up with “It Gets Better,” I thought that was a really brilliant idea! Did a particular “It Gets Better” story stand out? There wasn’t really a particular story, as much as certain phrases people said that were very telling, very compelling. So many people said, “I would go to bed at night, praying to God to change me.” They would say, “Today is the day I’m going to wake up and jump off a building.” That so many people had to go through such a difficult journey, just because they perceived themselves to be, in some way, “broken” or “not worthy” because of the attitudes they encountered, was so compelling to me. Did you incorporate any of your own life experience? I didn’t feel, “Oh, this is a chance for me to tell my personal story!” That’s what triggered the whole “It Gets Better” Project in the first place. Dan Savage was moved, horrified, really, by a sudden rash, a collection of teen suicides. He felt somebody had to reach out to these kids. That’s what I was kind of feeling. It’s about people who are made to feel unacceptable because of who they are and finding the courage to accept one’s self and celebrate that rather than be ashamed of it or feel you can’t go on living because one was born the wrong way. I feel it’s a more universal experience than necessarily just “growing up gay.” I feel that’s exactly the kind of thing Wicked is about, which returns us to the beginning of our conversation and why that show has resonated
with so many people.
isolated and alone goes well beyond the LGBT community.
Of course! Elphaba feels the only reason people don’t love her is because she’s different.
Yes, specific interviews for “It Gets Better” relate to growing up gay, but I feel “It Gets Better” has a more universal resonance. It speaks of acceptance and not permitting bullying, not ostracizing people because they are different from an imaginary norm. It’s had repercussions – and will continue to have repercussions -way beyond the gay community!
Yes, she’s green – and has certain skills, certain qualities which set her outside the norm. Elphaba is kind of a metaphor, in a way, for people who sense themselves to be different and feel themselves to be outcast. I think, particularly growing up, that can be so important. There is significant buzz about a possible Wicked movie. I heard it could star Lady Gaga? What I can tell you is I expect there will be a Wicked movie. We’re just beginning to talk about it. I think sometime this year, Winnie Holzman – the writer, who will be working on the screenplay as well – and I will be working with the director to try to figure out how to translate it into film. The movie itself is, obviously, several years away. Every six months, somebody talks about some casting ideas, but that’s nowhere on our horizons yet. There’s been no discussion whatsoever about casting. We’re just beginning to discuss the movie. There’s been absolutely no discussion about casting any single person, for any of the roles.
See full interview at outonthetownmag.com.
About the Author Dubbed “The (Drag) Queen of All Media” by The Huffington Post, Pollo Del Mar is an awardwinning San Francisco-based personality, celebrity journalist, entertainer & (most recently) recording artist. Her new hit single “How Embarrassing” is now available on iTunes and other online retailers. Follow Pollo -- whose name rhymes with “Boy-Oh” -- on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/ TheGlamazonPDM.
One brilliant thing about “It Gets Better” is it allows people to share their own experiences, letting others relate to those. That personal connection can make such an impact. One things that really struck me when was how alone people felt, how much they felt they were going through something all by themselves that nobody else ever had. The amazing value of this project is letting people know their experiences are not unique to them and they are, in fact, not alone. I think that’s one of the amazing things about “It Gets Better.” For the gay community, it certainly has tremendous impact -- and probably communities beyond ours. Feeling
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A Journey of Love and Marriage
By John M. Woughter
Our journey began like many others. We met, fell in love, and moved in together very soon after that. We met at Kinkead’s, the local gay bar in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It was one of those love-at-first-sight scenarios. Looking back now, the whole thing happened so fast, I don’t really think either of us knew what we were getting into. We had a union ceremony at the Gay Pride Picnic in Fort Smith in 2001, just three short weeks after we met. Normally I am one of those people who tells everyone to slow down and don’t move so fast, but this was not going to happen for us. We were totally in love but unsure of what we were doing or where this was going.
Carl (my husband) had moved in with me just one week after we met. We spent every waking moment together unless we were at work. We sat down and discussed what was happening after our ceremony. Because everything had happened so quickly we decided that Carl would keep his apartment for now, just in case. Well, just in case never happened and we finished moving all of his things out of the apartment and into my house. We didn’t stay there very long either. It was my house and we needed to find ‘our’ house. We moved into a duplex and tried to
make it home, but it just wasn’t us. We finally decided on a house four years later, where we still live to this day. Carl’s family had accepted me with open arms as a part of their family since day one. My family had done the same for him. After 11 years together, we have our home, our babies (yes, the furry kind) and a very happy life...except for one thing… No matter how much his family accepted me or my family accepted him, there was always one thing that didn’t set well. Carl and I have been together longer than any of my siblings, but
somehow their marriages were real and mine wasn’t. Why not, I asked. There were over 80 people at my ceremony. Our friends and family had celebrated with us. Local businesses announced our union. So why wasn’t it real? I’ll tell you why, it was because we didn’t have that one single paper filed at city hall. Apparently it’s not real without that piece of paper. This was my new goal, to have that piece of paper. Late last year, I had been invited to a karaoke get together in England. This is where our plan
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blossomed. This was our chance! At that time gay marriage still wasn’t legal in the state of New York, but everything looked like it was on track and that it was going to happen. We started saving and making plans. We were going to stop in New York City and file the paperwork, go to England for my get-together and get married in New York City on the way home. Well, for all the planning and saving, we forgot one thing, passports! After all this planning and talking and calling city offices, our plan quickly fell apart. We knew it was going to happen; we just didn’t know when or how. In late January, a new plan came together. My mother had called me saying she was going to upstate New York to visit family and friends. I offered to help her drive so it would be less stress on her. Not even putting things together, that night I went to sleep. The next morning I woke with an idea! Why not take Carl with us and get married while we are up there? It was perfect! The next few weeks were filled with planning, excitement and fear. Were we going to get funny looks and faces made at us while filing for a marriage license in rural New York. Were people going to protest? After several phone calls to the city clerk in Binghamton (my hometown, by the way) my fears were quelled. She assured me, by
this point over 120 couples had been married at the city hall there and that there had never been an issue. She was happy for us and couldn’t wait to do our ceremony! We were so excited we left a little early. We packed up both our mothers, my sister, my niece and our best man, Donnie. We left Fort Smith on February 17 and arrived the next day after 23 hours of driving! It was exhausting! But once we were there, everything was good. The local gay community welcomed us and celebrated with us the entire time we were there. We received gifts and cards from total strangers that just wanted to celebrate our wedding with us. After the ceremony we had a great time with the locals and family that we had taken with us. We spent our honeymoon in Manhattan and Niagara Falls. After the 23 hour drive home, we celebrated with our friends and family back here in Fort Smith. Now we are home. We are married. We are happy! Finally, I have my piece of paper that says Carl, the man I love, is my husband. And no, the world didn’t end, lightning didn’t strike and the earth didn’t flood. He is my love, my life and my world, and now...he is my husband!
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Arkansas is Proud of their “Diverse Youth for Social Change” By Randi Romo In 2006 CAR, (the Center for Artistic Revolution, artisticrevolution.org) based in Little Rock, AR, at the behest of LGBTQ and ally youth, began DYSC (Diverse Youth for Social Change) a program for youth ages 13-23. DYSC initially relied upon CAR’s sole staff member and volunteers to facilitate all program activities. Then, in 2007, CAR was invited to apply to the Liberty Hill Foundation’s Queer Youth Fund. This resulted in a significant grant that allowed DYSC to have a full-time program coordinator on staff; allowing for considerable increase in membership and capacity. DYSC has become a mainstay of Central Arkansas LGBTQ youth. The program meets each Friday night where attendance ranges on average between 20-35 youth, with a total of 300+ on the roster. There are lots of opportunities for new friends, peer and mentor support, leadership development and fun activities. The program coordinator Katrina Crisp along with youth intern Greer Williams facilitate meetings using a terrific curriculum developed by CAR staff and DYSC youth members. CAR and the DYSC program staff also work on Safe Schools. Last year CAR trained over 600 school personnel regarding the needs,
challenges and concerns of LGBTQ students, same sex couple parents and LGBTQ co-workers. CAR’s goal is to reach every school district in the state. For two years now DYSC members have raised funds and attended the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change Conference. They discovered that while there were many youth program staff present, CAR was the only organization that brought its youth. A few years ago CAR began providing annual camping trips for DYSC in partnership with Arco Iris, Inc. who offered support and land use near Ponca, AR. The beautiful primitive wilderness area allows DYSC members to disconnect from electronics, cities and bigotry and share a unique experience in all of who they are. This year a physical infrastructure to support the camp was begun. So far a large pavilion and outdoor kitchen are up. This past spring structural hazards drove CAR from the top floor to the basement of the First Presbyterian church where the organization is housed. And while this exponentially increased the space, there were issues here as well. Members of DYSC undertook an enormous challenge and
did the majority of the renovation work on the space and in July of 2011 the first ever LGBTQ youth drop-in center in Arkansas was opened. It was dedicated as the “Lucille Marie Hamilton (LMH) Youth Center”; Lucie an original founding member passed away tragically in 2009. The LMH Center is home base for DYSC. On April 28, 2012 CAR hosts the “2012 Rainbow Youth Leadership Institute” in Little Rock. This day long event will feature workshops, a reception at the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and a party hosted by DYSC. LGBTQ and ally youth ages 13-22 are invited to attend; however there are only 100 slots. The registration fee is a non-perishable food item(s). Sponsors to date include Hewlett-Packard, PFLAG Little Rock, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, CAR, PFLAG of Northwest Arkansas, Lilly’s Dim Sum and Out on the Town Magazine. If interested in sponsoring the Institute or for more information about CAR, DYSC or the Institute email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 501-244-9690.
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Spotlight on GLBT Advocacy and Youth Services By Erika Gilliam-Long This month, we at Out on the Town were honored to speak with James Robinson about his wonderful organization, GLBT Advocacy and Youth Services, Inc. They work to provide supportive services in the GLBT community in northern Alabama. They work to speak publicly about issues such as bullying, adoption issues, and even legal rights of GLBT couples. Their main office is located in Huntsville, Alabama and they are constantly working to spread their efforts. Since 2009, GLBT Advocacy and Youth Services, Inc., has been the only program in the state of Alabama that offers the extent of help that they do. They offer many things to the GLBT community such as housing, anti-bullying campaigns, speaking at local universities and colleges to raise awareness, workshops with various needed topics, and even community discussions. They began in November of 2009, and have since then been awarded with the 2012 Billy Jack Gaither Humanitarian Award in recognition of the commitment to justice and equality for all of the people. They also won a social media contest that was held by Civic Ventures Launch Pad in 2011.
James Robinson was named one of five people across the country transforming his community. This program then became the Huntsville Host Home Program and now helps homeless young people in the community. James and his crew of volunteers have never earned a salary for their hard work, yet they will continue with the projects. They want to be sure that they are able to help people for many years to come. As there is a large need for this in the GLBT community, James and GLBT Advocacy and Youth Services, Inc. are always looking for volunteers. Volunteers are needed to speak at public events, raise awareness about the program, fundraising, and there is a work in progress for many more volunteer positions. Anyone that is willing to volunteer, please contact them. Opportunities will be created if there is not something available now.
If there is any reader in north Alabama who ever needs assistance, or you know someone that could benefit from any of their services, or would like to volunteer and make a difference, you can contact James Robinson at their website www.glbtays. org or via telephone at 1-256-536-4700, extension 140. Their office is located at 600 St. Clair Avenue, Bldg. 7, Suite 16, Huntsville, Alabama. However, office visits are by appointment only.
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Bacchus 455 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL 36602 (251) 445-4099 Club Imagination 4129 Ross Clark Cir. Dothan, AL 36303 (334) 792-6579 Dothan Dance Club 2563 Ross Clark Cir. Dothan, AL 36301 (334) 792-5166 Silhouette 322 N. Lawrence St. Montgomery, AL 36104 (334) 263-4322 Icon 516 Greensboro Ave. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 (205) 345-3820 Al’s on Seventh 2627 7th Ave. S. Birmingham, AL 35233 (205) 321-2812 Our Place 2115 7th Ave. S. Birmingham, AL 35233 (205) 715-0077 Quest Club 416 24th St. S. Birmingham, AL 35233 (205) 251-4313 Partners Bar and Grill 631 Meridian St. N. Huntsville, AL 35801 (256) 539-0975 Vieux Carré 1204 Posey St. Huntsville, AL 35816 (256) 534-5970
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Published on Mar 28, 2012
The Deep and Mid-South's GLBT magazine, serving the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, Mississippi, Middle Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas and South...