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AN DIEGO -- About 200 active-duty troops and veterans wearing T-shirts advertising their branch of service marched Saturday in San Diego’s gay pride parade with American flags and rainbow banners, marking what is believed to be the first time a military contingent has participated in such an event in the U.S. Many of the active-duty troops said they were moved to come out because it is time to end the military’s ban on openly gay troops. The march came a day after a federal appeals court reinstated “don’t ask, don’t tell” but with a caveat that prevents the government from investigating or penalizing anyone who is openly gay. See full story online.

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Drug Stops Hiv Among Straight Couples, Not Just Gays By Mike Stobbe

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TLANTA (AP) – An AIDS drug already shown to help prevent spread of the virus in gay men also works for heterosexual men and women, two studies in Africa found. Experts called it a breakthrough for the continent that has suffered most from AIDS. “These studies could help us to reach the tipping point in the HIV epidemic,” said Michael Sidibe, executive director of the United Nation’s AIDS program, in a statement Wednesday as the study results were announced. ``This is really a game changer,’’ said Dr. Jared Baeten, the University of Washington researcher who was a leader of one of the studies. The prevention drug is Truvada, a pill already on pharmacy shelves to treat people with HIV. It’s made by Gilead Sciences Inc. of Foster City, Calif. Another Gilead drug, Viread, was also used in one of the two African studies. Earlier research with Truvada found it prevented spread of HIV to uninfected gay men. But experts were thrilled Wednesday at the first compelling evidence that AIDS medications can prevent infection between men and women. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which gave advice last fall for use of the preventive drugs among gays, is now developing guidance for heterosexuals in this country. At the same time, national and international health officials said it’s far from clear how preventive use of these drugs will play out. How many people would want to take a pill each day to reduce their risk of HIV infection? Would they stick with it? Would they become more sexually reckless? Another issue: There already is a supply problem. In Africa, 6.6 million people are now on AIDS drugs, but 9 million people who are eligible for the treatment are on a waiting list, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States, many state assistance programs that help people access AIDS medications also have waiting lists.

The first of the new studies, run by the CDC, involved more than 1,200 men and women in Botswana. About half took Truvada each day. The other half got a fake pill. An analysis of those who were believed to be regularly taking the pills found four of those on Truvada became infected with HIV, compared to 19 on the dummy pill. That means the drug lowered the risk of infection by roughly 78 percent, researchers said. The second study was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and run by the University of Washington. It involved more than 4,700 heterosexual couples in Kenya and Uganda. In each couple, one partner had HIV and the other did not. The uninfected were given either daily placebos or one of the Gilead pills Truvada or Viread. The study found 13 HIV infections among those on Truvada, 18 in those on Viread, and 47 of those on dummy pills. So the medications reduced the risk of HIV infection by 62 percent to 73 percent, the researchers said. ``Our results provide clear evidence that this works in heterosexuals,’’ said Baeten, who co-chaired the study. An independent review panel on Sunday said the benefit was clear-cut and stopped handing out placebos, instead offering the preventive drugs. Essentially, they deemed it unethical to withhold the medications from people who had been on placebo, Baeten said. In both studies, participants also were offered counseling and free condoms, which may help explain the relatively low overall infection rate. The studies were to be announced at an AIDS conference in Rome next week. But following the recommendation of the review panel to the University of Washington study, both study teams made hasty decisions to release the results. For the complete article, go to: sfgn.com/truvada

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huck Renslow, at 82, is one of our community’s undisputed greats. During a business career that spanned more than fifty years, Renslow started and/ or owned more than two dozen businesses in the Chicago area, including bars, discos, photo studios, gyms, bathhouses, newspapers (Chicago’s GayLife), hotels, restaurants and bookstores. Renslow led the LGBT community as it emerged as a major force in Chicago politics. Leather folk worldwide know Renslow as the owner of the legendary Gold Coast, Chicago’s first leather bar; owner of the Chicago Eagle and Man’s Country; founding member of the Second City Mo-

torcycle Club; founder of Chicago’s annual International Mr. Leather contest; and a founder of the Leather Archives & Museum (also in Chicago). Like other queers, this “Leatherman of the Century” redefined the family as daddy of a loosely-knit, selfsupporting family of lovers, slaves, tricks, friends and business partners. His longest and most famous life and business partner, the late Dom Orejudos, achieved leather immortality as the erotic artist Etienne. With all his achievements, it’s amazing that Chuck Renslow remains rather unknown outside of Chicago and what my friend Mauro Montoya calls “the kinky community.” Hoping to correct this, Chicago journalist (Windy City Times) and author (Out and Proud in Chicago; Obama and the Gays) Tracy Baim joined forces with author Owen Keehnen (The Sand Bar) to write

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his detractors seem to have an appreciation for what he did.” In both his business and personal lives, Renslow was involved with such politically incorrect pastimes as S&M, pornography and promiscuity. Chuck Renslow (left); According to Baim, Tracy Baim (above) “Renslow was the first to see how that could hurt the community Leatherman: The Legend of Chuck Renslow. A in the mainstream, so in some ways he promassive tome of over 400 pages, Leatherman tected the community by not being as out collects Renslow’s recollections as well as about his contributions. But, overall, I think those of his lovers, friends and colleagues, most people understood the connections all in a well written, compelling narrative between free sexuality and the movement, illustrated by scores of historic photos and so in the 1970s he was fine. But when AIDS started its devastation, some people did critdrawings by Etienne and other artists. “Chuck approached me last summer icize him for the bathhouse and conflicts in around the time he turned 81 years old,” owning a newspaper. I would actually say Renslow was more conservaBaim tells me. “Many people tive than many of the 1980s had tried to do his biography activists, which is why he felt before, but none had finished. passed over by more radical He knew that I could get it elements.” done, hopefully before he “Lesbians who are part of passed away. I was honored the leather community are certo be asked, but Owen and I tainly aware of him, as he has told him it has to be all there, always seemed very open to the good and the bad.” diversity in the leather world,” “A biography of Chuck Renslow was an ideal means to tell the sto- Baim adds. “When he ran GayLife newspary of being gay in Chicago,” Keehnen adds. per there were vast differences in the LGBT “There are so many facets to this story – the community, so some lesbians did have issues McCarthy era, Stonewall and gay liberation, with how GayLife covered them. As a lesbian, AIDS, activism, etc. With Chuck you have a I did not have too many issues with Renslow. male physique studio battling postal laws for I always felt respected by him, and he trusted obscenity, you have the mob, cop payoffs, the me to be his managing editor when I was just leather world, disco, the bathhouses, AIDS, 22, in 1985.” “Chuck Renslow’s legacy,” Keehnen notes, community organization for fundraising, politics, The Kinsey Institute, all of it. Chuck “is that Chicago’s LGBT community is a very Renslow’s story was an ideal means for telling integral part of the political make-up of the a much bigger story and I am so thrilled we city. He fought homophobic legislatures and laws, the mob, and a lot of preconceived nogot the chance to get a lot of it down.” As an activist and entrepreneur with tions about who gay people were and how considerable power and influence in his they should be ashamed of who and what community, Chuck Renslow is a very con- they are. Chuck challenged that in every troversial figure. On the other hand, in way he knew how and he challenged it to Leatherman the authors paint a very posi- his very core. He owned leather bars, distive and respectful picture of the man, his cos, adult bookstores, and bathhouses. He businesses and his contributions. Accord- started International Mr. Leather -- and was ing to Keehnen, “most critics declined to be rightfully proud of it all regardless of what interviewed, but even many of those who anyone else thought. I guess for me personhad differences with Chuck over the years ally Chuck Renslow’s greatest legacy is his recognized the importance of having a trail- example and realizing the amazing things a blazer like him around. And most of them person can accomplish when they are who saw the need for the story to be told. Even they are without apology.”

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Gay Adoption Case Making Way to Supreme Court By Lisa Keen

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ambda Legal Defense is taking its fight for same-sex families to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Adar v. Darlene Smith, involves a gay male couple – Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith – who sought an amended birth certificate for the boy they adopted in the state of New York. The boy was born in 2005 in Louisiana, so the couple had to seek an amended birth certificate from the state of Louisiana. Revised birth certificates identifying a child’s adoptive parents are often needed to verify family relationships to schools, medical providers, insurers, and even law enforcement officials. Although Louisiana has a statute that entitles an adopted child to receive a revised birth certificate with the names of their adoptive parents, the state’s registrar and director of vital records, Darlene Smith, refused to issue one for the gay couple’s son. Registrar Smith said she could not do so because the state also has a law prohibiting unmarried couples from adopting. The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals agreed with the state, ruling that the U.S. Constitution’s “full faith and credit” clause does not require a state official to accept the legitima-

cy of an adoption granted in another state. The legal question is whether a state’s “public policy” –in this case, a public policy against allowing unmarried couples to adopt-- trumps the U.S. Constitution’s “full faith and credit clause.” In its petition to the Supreme Court, Lambda also urges that Louisiana’s treatment of the Adar-Smith family violates the equal protection clause. Gay legal activists have long expected the issue of the “full faith and credit” clause to come up in a gay-related case before the U.S. Supreme Court, but most probably expected it would be on a case involving one state’s refusal to recognize a marriage license granted by another state. Instead, notes Lambda, the issue is coming before the court in a case involving the rights of a child. “Louisiana may not treat adopted children themselves differently based on the marital status of their legal parents,” said Ken Upton, the Lambda attorney representing the couple out of Lambda’s South Central Regional office in Dallas. “We have long since abandoned the notion that the government can punish children to express disapproval of their parents or their families.” In its petition to the Supreme Court, filed July 11, Lambda says non-judicial officials

of a state should not be able to deny rights to a child by selectively disregarding court judgments issued in other states “based on policy assessments about the merits of those judgments.” And it said the 5th Circuit majority was wrong to say that only state courts – not state officials – owe full faith and credit to court rulings in other states. Lambda also argues that the 5th Circuit majority “plainly analyzed the wrong statute” in rendering its decision. Adar v. Smith,

it says, was not a challenge to Louisiana’s law barring adoption by unmarried couples. It was a challenge to the state’s law concerning vital records. “The two are not the same,” writes Upton in the petition. “Louisiana’s goals of promoting its view of stable parental relationships in deciding who can adopt in the state is irrelevant because Petitioners are already the adoptive parents and Louisiana cannot change that.”


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Pittsburgh Linebacker James Harrison Apologizes for Using Anti-Gay Slur in Men’s Journal Interview

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ittsburgh linebacker James Harrison apologized Thursday for using an anti-gay slur to refer to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in an interview with “Men’s Journal,” and says his critical statements about teammates were taken out of context. Harrison posted a statement on his Twitter account, with the message: “This statement will be my only response to the Men’s Journal article.” In the article, the Steelers’ star criticized Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and running back Rashard Mendenhall for their play in last season’s Super Bowl loss to Green Bay. Harrison called Mendenhall a “fumble machine” for his fourth-quarter turnover and said Roethlisberger needed to “stop trying to act like Peyton Manning.” “I did make comments about my teammates when I was talking about the emotional Super Bowl loss, but the handful of words that were used and heavily publicized yesterday were pulled out of a long conversation and the context was lost,” Harrison said in his statement. Obviously, I would never say that it was all Ben’s or Rashard’s fault that we lost the Super Bowl. That

would be ridiculous. Both Ben and Rashard are great players and great teammates.” Harrison’s harshest words in the article were aimed at Goodell, whom he called a “crook” and a “devil.” He also said in the article of Goodell, “I hate him and will never respect him.” Harrison did not mention those insults, but did say the anti-gay slur directed at the commissioner “was not intended to be derogatory against gay people in any way. It was careless use of a slang word and I apologize to all who were offended by the remark. I am not a homophobic bigot, and I would never advocate intolerance of gay people.” Harrison was one of the most vocal critics of the NFL’s crackdown last season on illegal hits. He was also heavily fined by the commissioner for delivering illegal shots. The 2008 AP Defensive Player of the Year was docked $100,000 for illegal hits last season. In his statement Thursday night, Harrison again said that more penalties and fines for illegal hits will not make the game safer. “I believe that the league may have been feeling increasing pressure about injuries and concussions last year, and that they panicked and put rules in place that weren’t fully thought out.”


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Obama Needs to ‘Evolve’ Already Support Gay Marriage

By Robin McGehee

Director, GetEQUAL.org

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hen the Arab Spring erupted earlier this year, President Obama faced a daunting challenge. How do you balance the dreams and aspirations of millions with the relative safety and comfort of the status quo? Unfortunately, as the uprisings grew, the administration’s tepid and inconsistent comments to those dreaming of freedom seemed to lack courage – or, dare I say, hope they could believe in. So, by the time Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was forced from power – a previously inconceivable idea – the dreamers had written their own history without any noteworthy help from the American President. A revolution had passed before Barack Obama’s eyes and he was relegated to the sidelines. And the dreamers realized that they didn’t need President Obama in order to take hope and change into their own hands. Last week, in a very different kind of revolution, the same thing happened. New York

passed a marriage equality bill – once again, a previously inconceivable idea – and the dreamers wrote their own history, with President Obama on the sidelines making tepid and inconsistent comments, afraid to be a leader. The passage of a marriage equality bill in New York is a game changer, a tipping point in the battle for increased civil rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. And the eve of the bill’s passage would have been a natural time for the president to step up and endorse it. Forty-two years ago, LGBT people couldn’t legally dance together or share a drink in a New York bar. Last weekend – coincidentally, but appropriately, Pride weekend in New York City – they were dancing in the streets, proposing during parades, and toasting marriages to come. A majority of Americans now support the freedom to marry. Dick Cheney and Laura Bush are more progressive than the president on this issue and, sadly, the president’s personal views are indistinguishable

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from Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman. Increasingly, when the president says he’s “struggling” and “evolving” on the issue, clinging to his vague and unarticulated “religious beliefs,” many LGBT people simply aren’t buying it and wonder why he insists on seeing us as second-class citizens. Last week, with his anti-equality position unchanged, the President had no problem flying into New York City to collect large checks from hundreds of LGBT supporters at a fundraiser. And, in a speech at the event, he oddly tried to allude to the then-pending legislation by suggesting that marriage was a states’ rights issue. It was a jaw-dropping argument to hear. Such experiments haven’t exactly worked out so well when it comes to civil rights and marriage, and have largely fueled the right-wing talking points that avoid social progress. Some of the rich LGBT donors at the New York fundraiser like to tout that President Obama is the most pro-gay president in U.S. history and his critics should cut him some slack. However, our last president tried to write LGBT families out of the U.S. Constitution and the President before him signed both “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) into law. The bar is pretty low and the American Dream requires

that we expect more from our presidents. Presidents lead. They take principled stands, based on their values and convictions, and then they work to create a better world. And this president promised his LGBT supporters on the campaign trail that he would be their “fierce advocate.” We took him at his word. Sadly, he isn’t living up to his promises. But he has a new opportunity today to do the right thing – a new chance to lead the revolution. Today, the Obama Administration is hosting a Pride Month reception at the White House, inviting LGBT advocates and activists from across the country into the Obamas’ home. The president’s unwillingness to publicly endorse full equality for LGBT Americans will continue to dog him throughout the re-election campaign -- we’ll make sure of that. So what better day than today to announce the president’s evolution? We, the dreamers, are writing our own history. And we are expanding the American Dream to everyone until we secure full federal equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. It’d be nice if the president would open his heart, steel his convictions, “evolve,” and join us.  Follow Robin McGehee on Twitter: www.twitter. com/getequal

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By Victoria Michaels If You Are Against Gay Marriage Then Don’t Marry A “Gay” Person

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ust weeks ago the Herald/Times Tal- opposite-sex couples, denying them the lahassee bureau reported that  while status, recognition, and significant federal Governor Rick Scott was in St. Peters- benefits otherwise available to married burg to hold a ceremonial signing of several persons. Under well-established factors set education bills he was then met with report- forth by the Supreme Court, discrimination based on sexual orientaers and answered a few tion is subject to heightquestions. Those included ened scrutiny. Under that whether Florida might standard of review, Seclegalize gay marriage,  as tion 3 of DOMA is undid New York recently.   constitutional. Governor Scott told reThe Florida Marriage porters, “Well, as you know, Amendment, also known by the constitution, that as Proposition 2 and can’t come here... so…it The Marriage Protection won’t be …it’s not really Amendment, was a proa discussion here.”  Scott’s posed initiated consticomment  is troublesome tutional amendment  to and left me  completely the  Florida Constitution dumbfounded. It comes Gov. Rick Scott that appeared on the Noright  on the heel of the Defense of Marriage Act being considered vember 2008 ballot in Florida. Sixty-two percent  voted to define marriage as  the union unconstitutional by President Obama. In February 2011 CBS reported that of one man and one woman as husband and Obama  instructed the Justice Department wife and no other legal union was valid or to no longer defend the constitutionality of recognized. In 1997 Florida also adoptDOMA, the legal prohibition of federal rec- ed DOMA and codified it as Florida Statute ognition of same-sex marriages.  Signed into 741.212. This was the worst kind of constilaw by President Clinton in 1996, DOMA tutional amendment.  As a result, assuming sought to restrict same-sex marriages. It this provision was constitutional, the Florida also gave states the right to refuse same-sex legislature could not  pass a statute permitting same-sex marriage or civil unions.  marriages performed in other states. In a recent poll conducted by Gallup,  53 According to CBS news, Obama said twice in recent months that while he opposes same- percent of Americans said they agree that marriages between same-sex couples should sex marriage, his position is “evolving.” Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, be recognized by the law in our country in or1 U.S.C. 7 (“DOMA”), unconstitutionally der to give them, too, the same rights as coudiscriminates. It treats same-sex couples ples in traditional, male-female marriages. I do have high hopes that gay marriage who are legally married under their states’ laws differently than similarly situated will someday be approved or at least  ac-

knowledged in Florida. Gay marriage has always been and still is  one of the most controversial issues floating  around the country today.  Why do we have so many people against love?  The fact is that our political leaders in America have spent precious time, valuable resources, and millions of  dollars  settling the issue of gay rights and equality. If we fail to allow one group of people equal rights then  we are failing all those other groups fighting passionately for equality who came before us and for all the other groups who will come after us.  If you are against gay marriage then don’t marry a  “gay” person. Being homosexual in Florida is not a crime, so why then does our government have the desire to put restrictions  on being united with whom we

love? These laws all shout hatred. We as American’s often pride ourselves on being a democracy that tries to distinguish the separation of  church from state.  This is just one important reason why we are a country itself in the first place. If we continue to discriminate against couples who simply want the same equal and legal rights as their fellow citizens then we too are going against this idea that we claim as a significant founding principle.  It should not matter whether homosexuality is against one’s religious beliefs  or not, because gay marriage  is not a religious question, it’s a legal question. It’s a question that defines what it is to be an American whether you believe every citizen deserves to be treated equally or not.


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Newspeak Words ... so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become, in the hands of one who knows how to combine them! – Nathaniel Hawthorne, American Notebooks, 1841-1852. ven dictionaries are fleeing the printed paper for the Internet. The Oxford English Dictionary, noble father of our language and model of all dictionaries, will not print the eagerly awaited third edition, in the making for 21 years, but it will be released in a digital version. The decision is a purely economic one. The complete OED is made of 20 volumes and has never turned a profit from the day, a century and half ago, that the first edition was published. The condensed edition, the one most of us are familiar with, is called Oxford Dictionary of English. The idea to collect in alphabetical order the words of the English language started to spread in the 16th century. The first real dictionary was compiled and published by Samuel Johnson in 1755 and it remained the standard for 150 years. The plan of the Oxford English Dictionary was hatched in 1879 at Oxford University. The first complete collection was released in 1928. It took 61 years to update it and it is still on sale today. The OED contains 291,500 words and 2.5 million sources, references and quotations. Perhaps one of the best and most interesting ways to chronicle and monitor the progress made by the gay community is to look up old dictionaries and see how language, and perceptions, have changed though the years. For example, the 1989 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary defines gay as follows: • Addicted to social pleasures and dissipations. Often euphemistically: Of loose or immoral life. Esp. in gay dog, a man given to reveling or self-indulgence; Not quite flattering. Certainly not politically correct by today’s standards. In 2011, dictionaries entries for gay as a noun, will simply read: • Someone who practices homosexuality;

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having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex. Much better. The earliest the dictionary has for it is 1935 (as an adjective), and 1971 (as a noun) — though the word goes back at least as far as the 14th century in English in its original sense of “light-hearted, exuberantly cheerful, merry”. In 1938 “Bringing Up Baby” was the first film to use the word gay to mean homosexual. Cary Grant, in one scene, ends up having to wear a lady’s robe. When another character asks about why he is wearing that, he responds, ad-libbing: “Because I just went gay”. At the time, audiences didn’t get the reference so the line was thought to have meant “I just decided to be carefree.” The word gay is now standard in its use to refer to people whose orientation is to the same sex, in large part because it is the term that most gay people prefer in referring to themselves. Gay is distinguished from homosexual primarily by the emphasis it places on the cultural and social aspects of homosexuality as opposed to sexual practice. Along with gay the other word that has gone through a dictionary’s metamorphosis of sort is: Homosexuality. In 1923 Merriam Webster’s referred to it as: “morbid sexual passion for one of the same sex.” In 1934 it changed it to: “eroticism for one of the same sex”. In 2011 it says: “sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one’s own sex”. We can, however, find consolation for the disparaging references of the early days in how even Heterosexuality was defined in 1901 by the Dorland’s Medical Dictionary: “Abnormal or perverted appetite toward the opposite sex.” Something we can all agree with! The constant evolution of dictionaries is fundamental, especially in a democracy. In his famous novel “1984”, still relevant sixty years after its publication, George Orwell introduces the Dictionary of Newspeak. It is designed to reduce interpretability in society by cutting out the number of words listed. Every word excluded is not a word

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ing to its earlier definition of marriage: “(2):the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage.” The dictionary made the change in 2003, one year before Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. The Oxford English Dictionary definition of marriage has included same-sex couples since 2000: “The term is now sometimes used with reference to long-term relationships between partners of the same sex.” The OED’s earliest citation comes from the New York Times in 1975: Cary Grant (sitting) in Bringing Up Baby “The move toward legallyand thus it has no meaning. It becomes a sanctioned marriages between persons of better instrument than police and surveil- the same sex.” The Canadian Oxford Dictionary announced lance cameras to exercise control. Speaking and thinking in Newspeak prevents the in 2003 that it was also changing the definiemergence of new cultural objects or enti- tion of marriage to read: “the legal or relities and muffles awareness and knowledge. gious union of two people.” Yes, we have come a long way. To the point After all if you have the right word to identhat we can now find the following entry in tify something you can perceive it. Opponents of same-sex marriage have some dictionaries: Gaydar- the supposed abildiscovered with great dismay that three ma- ity of homosexuals to recognize one another by jor English dictionaries have revised their means of very slight indications. I guess Gaybies is not far behind: Young definitions of marriage to reflect changes in the way that people and society have been children adopted by, born to, or raised by a same sex couple, the off springs of homousing the word. Merriam-Webster recognized the increased sexual couples. ...And the last word added to the new digital discussion among supporters and opponents of gay marriage by adding the follow- edition of the OED? - Vuvuzela.

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The Rare Reporter

LGBT Rights Still Have a Long Way to Go By David Webb

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he passage of a resolution by the United Nations Human Rights Council last month declaring that LGBT people around the world should be afforded equal protections with all other human beings left me overjoyed, yet still full of consternation. The measure’s passage represented a great victory for human rights advocates who pressed for it, but the very need for such an action underscored how dangerous it is to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender in many parts of the world, including the United States of America. Homosexuality remains illegal in 76 of the globe’s countries, and it is punishable by death in five of them. In the United States, where the nation’s sodomy laws were struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003, discrimination and violence against LGBT people continues to run rampant. An analysis of 14 years of FBI hate crime data by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project in late 2010 revealed that LGBT people are more than twice as likely to be violently attacked as Jews and blacks, more than four times as likely as Muslims and 14 times as likely as Latinos. In a press release by the U.S. Department of State, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called the U.N. resolution a

“historic moment to highlight the human rights abuses and violations that LGBT people face around the world based solely on whom they are and whom they love.” She noted that torture, rape, criminal proceedings and killings are sanctioned all over the world by religions that condemn anyone who does not adhere to traditional heterosexual norms regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. The controversial resolution, which was proposed by South Africa, passed narrowly on a vote of 23 to 19. Although the measure was supported by the U.S. and other Western countries, it was opposed by African and Arab countries where the prosecution and persecution of LGBT individuals is the most severe. Three countries, including China, abstained from voting. Reaction to the U.N. resolution from opponents of LGBT rights was telling. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican’s representative to the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, denounced it as a maneuver in an international agenda to restrict the freedom of churches. Tomasi claimed the church opposes violence against homosexual behavior and punishment based on a person’s “feelings and thoughts,” but he condemned the measure as detrimental to society and

likened laws against homosexuality to prohibitions against incest, pedophilia and rape. In Ghana, the Rev. Joseph Bosoma of the Sunyani Central Ebenezer Presbyterian Church called on President John Evans Atta Mills to crack down on homosexuality in the country, warning that society was on the verge of a punishment similar to what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah in Biblical times. The president assured the pastor that the government would take action to check homosexual activity. Similarly, Alex McFarland of the American Family Association, the group that is sponsoring Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s The Response Prayer Rally in Houston on Aug. 6, declared recently that the world is now in The Latter Days, in response to the passage of marriage equality in New York. He argued that LGBT rights are not the equiva-

lent of human rights. Soulforce, an LGBT group that monitors conservative religious groups, noted that another host of Perry’s rally, Lou Engle, the leader of The Call, is one of three evangelical leaders in the U.S. who supported the Kill the Gays bill in Uganda. For three decades the greatest impediment to the LGBT rights movement has been Christian Rights groups and its leaders who have seized on the concept of a “homosexual agenda” bent on destroying American culture and society. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, declared the fight against LGBT rights as a “second civil war.” For the complete article, go to: sfgn.com/rarereporter


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Dance Company Pushes Boundaries with Eclectic Program By J.W. Arnold

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“Evolution” Next Step Dance Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m. Amaturo Theater, Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale Tickets $26.50 at BrowardCenter.org or (954) 462-0222

hen choreographer William Crowley’s Next Step Dance Company takes the Broward Center’s Amaturo Theater stage this weekend, he and his dancers will challenge many of the conventions of traditional modern dance with an eclectic and unconventional program entitled, “Evolution.” The company’s annual concert includes: “Ghost Light,” a traditional ballet inspired by the myth of the ghost light and the theatre muse; “Duende,” a solo embodying the dark creative force deeply rooted in Spanish culture; “Surrender,” a female trio exploring the redemptive spiritual journey from resistance to acceptance; “In a (Purple) Funk,” a male solo inspired by a live R&B concert recording; “Sirens,” an ensemble work based on the myth of the sirens from Homer’s “The Odyssey;” and “Que Lio,” an ensemble work of heartbreak and unrequited love set to music by Puerto Rican singer Hector Lavoe. Crowley says of the program, “It’s our most diverse concert in eight years. We have a ballet piece, a modern contemporary dance, funky jazz solo and we delve into Greek mythology and round it out with salsa. I can’t imagine there isn’t one thing the audience can tap in to over the course of the evening.” But, it’s a pas de deux by guest choreographer Pioneer Winter that he’s most excited to stage this year. While traditional pas de deux’s feature male and female dancers, this work features two males and explores the passions of same-sex relationships. “I think what’s acceptable to be performed on stage or seen in the public eye has become more accessible to a broader audience in recent years. We’re glad to be a part of that movement,” Crowley explains. “Pioneer is of a younger generation and he’s still finding his voice as a choreographer, but I believe in his message and vision and this is a good fit for our company.” The pas de deux, which Winter premiered as part of a larger work called “Phallusy” at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center this spring, presents audiences with a visceral form of dance depicting the romantic passion of two adults and the struggle to rekindle that passion in the midst of sexual and social obstacles. While Winter’s style is different from Crowley’s, audiences will identify with the shared intent of both choreographers. “Sometimes it’s intangible, nevertheless, the human connection is there,” he explains. Crowley characterizes Next Step Dance as a “pick up” company, with dancers assembled and rehearsals held just weeks prior to the group’s one annual performance. Crowley maintains a busy teaching schedule throughout the academic year, but has worked with many of the same dancers for many seasons, allowing the program to come together with just a few rehearsals. “We really only have four to six weeks get into the studio and rehearse and reacquaint ourselves with the material,” he says, “but most of my dancers have been with me a while, so we put it together quickly.” Crowley also credits the staff of the Broward Center for their support, which makes performances by local artists possible through the Arts Access program. In addition to assistance with production costs, the technical and administrative staff of the Center help to make the performance a reality. “I really am blessed,” he says. “They are such a top-notch professional organization and their assistance allows me to focus more on my work in the studio and not worry so much about all the little details it takes to mount our concert.”


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Nightlife by J.W. Arnold

Task Force Celebrates Summer in Miami

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ning at 6 p.m. Johnny’s is located at 62 NE 14th St. in downtown Miami. Friday, July 22

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he National Gay and ugar’s multi-talented resident diva, Lesbian Task Force doesn’t Nina Flowers, takes a turn in the just party in Miami during the booth tonight, alongside resident DJ winter. This weekend marks the 4th Annual Jarell. T.P. Lords and Sasha Lords will be strutting their outrageous stuff also, Summerfest, a fundraiser for the LGBT lobbying group and also benefits many local along with DJ Cyklone, spinning hip-hop and Latin in the Spice Lounge. Sugar is organizations. located at 2301 SW 32nd Ave. in Miami. The festivities kick off on Friday with a sunset VIP reception from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 23 in the penthouse of the host hotel, The Shore Club Miami, ime to hit 1901 Collins Ave. the laundry Saturday begins room, guys, with the signature because Boom pool party at the is throwing a Shore Club, featoga party. We’re turing DJs MIIK thinking ancient and Charlie Rome rather Rojas, with the than “Animal evening wrapHouse,” but any ping up at Lincoln clean sheet will Road hotspot do. DJ Paulie will DJ Miik (left) Score, featuring be in the booth DJ Rafael Calvente direct from Brazil. The of the popular local club, located in the party continues on Sunday at The Palace, Shoppes of Wilton Manors. The theme SoBe’s beach bar, 1200 Ocean Drive, with a continues on Sunday for DJs Marc Scott tea dance from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. showcasing and Richie Rich and Dance of the the music of DJ George Figares. Gods tea dance. Visit SummerfestMiami.com for more informaSunday, July 24 tion and tickets. fter a month-long vacation, South Here’s a look at some of the other Beach promoter Edison Farrow is highlights of the upcoming week in South back with a new party, House, on Sunday Florida: nights at 221 NE 17th St. in Miami—yes, he’s crossed the causeway to the trendy Wednesday, July 20 nightlife district surrounding the Arsht Center. Called “Buck House,” the new t’s easy to work up a mighty thirst venue features several themed rooms, a during the long, hot summers in South Florida, but the gang at SideLines Sports patio and upstairs art gallery. DJ Alex Bar, 2031 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors, Infiniti will be spinning for opening night tonight and there’s no cover. has the solution. From 9 p.m. to close, drink all you can, want or need – $5 for Monday, July 25 domestic draft, $10 for well drinks and $20 for call drinks. ou don’t have to wait for the weekend for a little poolside action in Fort Thursday, July 21 Lauderdale. The Depot Cabana Bar & Grill, 2935 N. Federal Hwy., is offering f you like your studs young, you’ll find them at Johnny’s new location in Miami. $1.99 drinks and 50 cent wings all day long on Mondays. Whether you’re wrapping up Tonight is College Night and Stoli a big weekend or kicking the week off, this cocktails are only $4 with ID, but the real is the place to be. reason to go is the hot strip shows begin-

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his summer is all about the music of the beach and the magic of the sun -- everything from outdoor concerts, open air opera, hip hop to heavy metal in large arenas. Who was not blown away by U2 at Sun Life Stadium? ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ is a celebration of the best movie musicals of all time.  From Singin’ in the Rain, The Sound of Music, and The Wizard of Oz to Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, and Moulin Rouge, this original musical venue is sure to have something for everyone.  Join them for a singing and dancing walk down memory lane with some of the greatest songs from the history of the Silver Screen and its love affair with musical theater. Musical theater is wonderful -- it’s like bringing a flame to my candlestick. And not the one you’re thinking of! Now for all you “Dancing Queens” ABBA The Concert-A Tribute will bring you back to the 70’s, and

make you feel like a total flower child with great costumes, and dancing that  will make you think you were born in the wrong era. On August 2 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre LiL Wayne is out of jail, and rocking the stage. With his smooth raps, to his rock and roll hip hop it makes you want more and more. With Lil Wayne this year will be Keri Hilson, Rick Ross, and the Far East Movement. This will probably be a sold out show so get those tickets before they are gone. Now for the weekly movie review: this week I went to see Horrible Bosses. Have you ever had a boss that you just want to send on a “Permanent Vacation.” I know I have. What can you do when your boss is a psycho, a man-eater or a total tool when quitting is not an option? Three friends devise a convoluted but foolproof plan to rid the world of their respective employers… permanently. A super funny movie for the over worked, and underappreciated.

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201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954) 462-0222 Hooray for Hollywood! at University Theate. . . Jul 23, 7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . Jul 24, 1:00 PM

First United Methodist Church Pompano Beach, FL 33065 • (954) 752-0333 Symphony of the America July 27,2011 Tickets $20 ($15 for seniors and students)

Rising Action Theater 1480 SW 9th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33315 (954) 561-2225  2 Boys In A Bed On A Cold Winters Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 13, 2011 to July 17, 2011 As Bees In Honey Drown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 9 to October 9

ArtServe 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. • 954-462-8190 Friday, July 22. . . . The Red Eye: Artists, live musical entertainment, dance, outdoor screening of short films, refreshments

BankAtlantic Center 1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise, FL 33323 • (954) 835-8000 July 20-31 . . . . . . . Cirque du Soleil-Alegria August 19 . . . . . . . Monster Jam 7:00 PM


Hard Rock Live! 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314 • (954) 797-5531 July 22 . . . . . . . . . . 15th Annual Zo’s Summer Groove Comedy Show July 27. . . . . . . . . ABBA The Concert A Tribute to ABBA

Cruzan Amphitheatre 601 Sansburys Way #7,West Palm Beach, FL 33411 (561) 795-8883  July 30. . . . . . . . . Vans Warped Tour Aug 2 at 7:00 pm. . . . . . Lil Wayne with Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement, Lloyd Tickets

Swap Shop Drive-In 3291 West Sunrise Blvd., Ft Lauderdale, FL (954) 791-7927 Zookeeper 1hr 44min - Rated PG - Comedy/Romance - 8:30 10:35pm Horrible Bosses 1hr 40min - Rated R - Comedy 8:30 10:30pm Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2hr 34min - Rated PG-13 - Action/Adventure - 8:30 9:00pm Cars 2 1hr 53min - Rated G - Animation/Comedy/ Action/Adventure - 8:30 9:00 10:45 11:10pm Larry Crowne 1hr 39min - Rated PG-13 - Comedy/Drama - 8:30 10:30pm Bad Teacher 1hr 29min - Rated R - Comedy 8:30 10:20pm Monte Carlo 1hr 49min - Rated PG - Comedy/ Romance - 8:30pm

Miami International Speedway www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com  July 24 (9:00 AM-5:00 PM) Car Club
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At The Pride Center July 24 . . . . . . . . . G  ITA Opera Group 1:00pm to 4:00 pm July 30. . . . . . . . . G  ood Orderly Direction AA Sat.6pm-7pm

Alibi Johnny’s 2266 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, 1116 West Broward Blvd. FL 33305 (954) 565-2526 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954) 522-5931 Atomic Boom 2232 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Matty’s on the Drive FL 33305 (954) 630-3556 2426 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 (954) 564-1799 Bill’s Filling Station 2209 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Mona’s FL 33305 (954) 567-5978 502 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Boardwalk (954) 525-6662 1721 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 Monkey Business (954) 463-6969 2740 North Andrews Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL 33311 Corner Pub Bar (954) 514-7819 1915 North Andrews Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL 33311 Naked Grape Wine Bar (954) 564-7335 2039 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 (954) 563-5631 Cubby Hole 823 North Federal Highway, Fort New Moon Lauderdale, FL 33304 (954) 728-9001 2440 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 (954) 563-7660 The Depot Cabana Bar 2935 North Federal Hwy. PJ’s Corner Pocket Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306 924 North Flagler Drive (954) 537-7076 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (954) 533-0257 Gold Coast Roller Rink 2604 S. Federal Highway Ramrod Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 1508 Northeast 4th Avenue, (954) 523-6783 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (954) 763-8219 Hombre Bar 2500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Rosie’s Bar and Grill Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 2449 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, (954) 380-4140 FL 33305 (954) 567-1320

Scandals Country Western Bar Oakland Park, FL 3334 (954) 567-2432 Sidelines Sports Bar 2031 Wilton Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305 (954) 563-8001 Smarty Pants 3038 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306 (954) 561-1724 The Manor 2345 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors, FL 33305 (954) 626-0082 The Stable 205 East Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park, FL 33334 (954) 565-4506 Torpedo 2829 W. Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954) 587-2500 Trixie’s Show Bar 600 South Dixie Highway Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 923-9322 VooDoo Lounge (Sunday only) 111 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 522-0733

Miami shorts By Jordan Nassar See Jane Run! on July 21 at Actors’ Playhouse

exclusion and emotional harassment by and toward young women.The goal is to assist in developing multi-track solutions for helping Actors Playhouse will have a pre-show young women to practice strength-based and reception from 6:30 p m. to 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $27 and will include admission to the play resilient attitudes and behaviors.The seminar will take place at Barry University’s R. Kirk See Jane Run! plus a drink voucher and free Landon Student Union Events Room 110, and hors d’oeuvres.The drink voucher must be there will be ample parking at the parking lot redeemed before 7:30 p.m. when the house south of Landon Student Union.The seminar opens to the general public.The special price will not be available at the box office and cred- will run from 9 a.m. to noon and will cost $15 it card charges will incur a 4 percent fee. Cash, per attendee, $10 per student (with student ID).To RSVP, send an email to check, or money order payde@perspectivesunlimitedinc. ments will also be accepted. com by Tuesday, July 19, 2011. To order the tickets, call 305-444-9293 ext. 613 or email KGibson@actorsplay4th Annual house.org and reserve before July 21. Summerfest, July

Bullying Seminar at Barry University on July 22 On Friday July 22, 2011, Safe Schools South Florida will have a seminar facilitated by trainer De Palazzo.They will focus on the definition and dynamics of relational aggression such as rumor spreading, compulsive, hurtful texting, cyber-bullying, social group

22 to 24, in Miami Beach The 4th Annual Summerfest benefitting the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force will have 5 events throughout the July 22 weekend. It is being touted as Miami Beach’s only gay weekend event of the summer. There will be international DJs, pool parties, T-Dances, and more. The host hotel is the Short Club.Visit Summerfestmiami.com for more information.


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Now, as a therapist, I hope to do the same thing in order to encourage clients to feel more comfortable with themselves.” Visit SarahWhiteTherapy.com/Team/ Randy for more information.

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Who’s Gay & Who’s Not: Nat’l Enquirer’s Comprehensive List

Randy Hastings, Naked Therapist

Naked Therapy for Gay Men Gay men frequently hire naked men to clean for them. Some event planners hire naked models to serve cock…well, cocktails. We often vacation at clothing optional resorts. It seems we find any opportunity to get…nekkid! Now you can even discuss “issues” with an understanding, naked therapist. SarahWhiteTherapy.com offers therapists with a very relaxed dress code. So very relaxed in fact the therapist takes off their clothes. Previously only female therapists were offered. However, they are tapping into the gay market with the introduction of Randy Hastings, currently undergoing yearlong training under Ms. White. According to PRNewswire, “Naked therapy is a form of talk therapy that integrates client arousal into the therapeutic context in order to facilitate deeper insights and discussions. The arousal is facilitated by the Naked Therapist in a number of ways, though it usually involves the therapist getting naked.” Fascinating! Hastings is quite excited by his…new position. “I am very interested in psychology, and have been in therapy at a couple different junctures in my own life. I always found therapy productive and insightful because I was willing to bare it all.

Given America’s obsession with who’s… screwing whom the July 18 edition of the National Enquirer features a list of gays! Well, almost a list of gays. Of the 42 celebrities featured former child star Danny Pintauro, and recently out singer Ricky Martin are the two de facto gays, while the outspoken Jane Lynch was the only lesbian. Nicole Richie admits, in to the article, to having “dug it a lot,” when asked about an onscreen kiss with Caitlin Wachs. While former “Surreal Life” star Chyna “has a hold on women,” the “L Word’s” Katherine Moennig isn’t saying which gender she prefers. Rule-breaking musician Pink and funny girl Sarah Silverman are also shown kissing other women, while Kieffer Sutherland’s kiss with another guy is defended by reminding readers he’s into woman. Basically they makes good use of candid shots, especially Jane Lynch kissing her spouse Dr. Lara Embry. We have to wonder though…why no kisses of two actual gay men kissing? Is that too taboo for tabloid?

Political Porn Parody Jet Set Productions has cast adult actor Lucky Daniels in the role of a politician who gets caught with his…political pecker popping out! Daniels will play the lead in “Anthony’s Weener.” The film will play – and by play we mean hot guys playing – on the recent controversy surrounding certain erotic electronic images by a certain senator from New York. “With Lucky’s perfect body and his ability to make everyone laugh you can’t go wrong,” said casting director Rob Romoni. The film will be directed by Chris Steele for the production company which has had much success with gay porn parody films. A recent success was the spoof “Getting Levi’s Johnson.” We can’t hyperlink to the Jet Set Men website as we are a serious newspaper. Google JetSetMen and surely you will be led to the correct site, and a little “astray.”

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‘Mamma Mia!’ Shows Longevity of ABBA’s Upbeat Music typical Broadway fare, but what accounts for the enduring popularity of the show, hen former ABBA singers which opened to mixed critical reviews a Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus adapted the music of decade ago? Erin Amar, editor-in-chief of “Rocker” the Swedish pop group for a Broadway musimagazine attributes ABBA’s longevity to cal, they couldn’t have predicted the global phenomenon “Mamma Mia!” would become. “the idea that there is such a thing as a perfectly crafted pop song and when you really Eleven years after the show debuted on London’s West End, “Mamma Mia!” enjoyed nail a great song, it can endure.” She points out “Waterloo” was the song a 10-year run on Broadway, was made into a major motion picture, spawned six global that brought the band to international attention when it won the Eurovision Song touring productions, including a new comContest in 1974, becoming a household pany in China, and has been seen by more than 42 million people, earning an estimated name all over Europe. But, Amar adds, the story of ABBA is one that really resonates $2 billion dollars. with people, because the band started out The show returned to Fort Lauderdale as two married couples playing music tothis week for its fifth engagement at the gether and ended as two divorced couples Broward Center as part of the Broadway still playing music together. Across America series. “Surprisingly, as all this happened, The music is familiar and the book is

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they rather unflinchingly laid themselves bare musically for their fans. Although the songwriters continue to insist the songs are not about their particular breakups, tunes like “The Winner Takes It All” and “When All Is Said and Done” are so heartbreaking precisely because they rely on a core of something very true,” she says. “I think it is impossible for listeners to not tap into that, and relate to it.” Marc Scott, a popular local DJ known for his retro sound, agrees with Amar. “ABBA’s music is simplistic. It has words and music people can relate to. It’s upbeat and happy and takes people to a happy place….and it’s not just the gay community. Everybody seems to love their music across the board,” Scott says. As a DJ and producer for more than 28 years, he prefers some of the band’s more sophisticated songs, such as “The Visitors,” which is also known as “Crackin’ Up.” He doesn’t dispute the popularity of “Dancing Queen,” but enjoys the challenge of mixing the band’s other songs. “They have a lot better music than ‘Dancing Queen’,” he says, “but that one is the crowd pleaser that gets them up from their seats.” Still, 25 of the band’s songs were strung together for the Broadway spectacle and no one—except maybe composers Andersson and Ulvaeus—knows the show’s score better than music director Bill Congdon, who has toured with “Mamma Mia!” since 2004. “Mamma Mia!” was the first “jukebox” joan marcus

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musical to hit Broadway and set the standard for an entire genre of shows built around the works of a single band. “I think, number one, people love the show because of the reminiscence factor,” Congdon reflects. “Many of them grew up when ABBA was in their heyday.” A keyboardist and conductor, Congdon credits the quality of the music for ABBA’s longevity. “Benny [Andersson] was classically trained and I think that allowed him to give the music more of a sophisticated quality,” he said. “He made use of synthesizers—way back in the early 70s when that was a new thing—layered the various sounds and made use of creative background vocals.” With nearly 3000 performances under his belt, he can finally “shut off” the music when the show concludes and the curtain falls, but he admits he heard the peppy ABBA tunes over and over in his head for years on end. With touring companies and resident productions around the world, one thing is evident: the music of ABBA is going to be playing for many years to come.

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Theater Review

Chicago at the Lake Worth Playhouse: A Musical that Makes You Think By Andrea Dulanto

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he 59th season of the Playhouse opened July 7 with the Broadway musical hit Chicago. Set in the Jazz Age Prohibition era of the 1920s, Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart (Emily Thompson)—a young woman who dreams of being a star, but ends up on trial for murder. When her lawyer Billy Flynn (Michael DeGrotta) uses the media to sensationalize the case, Roxie envisions herself as a celebrity. If you take out the speakeasies, then anyone who watches CNN can discern the connections with the Casey Anthony trial. In the program for this production of Chicago, Director Clayton Phillips also comments on the show’s social relevance: “You need only to turn on the TV and see Casey Anthony or Amanda Knox to see how we glamorize criminals and make them celebrities. Many of our celebrities who behave as criminals are forgiven, or worse, given a reality show. There are those that say Chicago is a cynical view of our moral ethics, but I believe it is a cautionary tale and we need to be aware of the impact of ‘celebrities’ as role models.” Although “role models” is not a term that would likely be used in the Casey Anthony case, the media attention and the public’s continued interest has turned the trial into a reality show—a three-ring circus, as Roxie’s lawyer Billy Flynn would say. Despite the somber subject matter of ethics—Chicago is a musical. As Phillips affirms, the show “makes you think, smile, sing and dance.” Many audiences know Chicago as the long-running Broadway revival as well as the Oscar-winning film starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Richard Gere. Whether an audience re-visits Chicago or sees it for the first time at the Lake Worth Playhouse, this production offers exceptional singing, a charismatic ensemble cast, and an impeccable orchestra. From the sultry “All That Jazz” to the sing-for-her-supper of “Cannot Do It Alone,”

petite curvaceous Velma Kelly (Gina Nespoli) owns the stage with the boldness of her voice. Velma is also on trial for murder, competing with Roxie for media attention and has to make her presence known. Thompson’s Roxie strikes a willowy figure and coquettish tone as she turns to the audience during her signature performance, “Roxie,” to confess not her crime, but her desire to be famous. Adept at comedic timing, Thompson often blurs lies and truth to humorous effect in “Funny Honey” and “Me and My Baby.” The main chorus of voices also includes the velvety cadences of DeGrotta’s Flynn; the melancholic pathos of Amos, Roxie’s husband (Christopher Ruble); the vibrant tones of Matron “Mama” Morton who runs the women’s cell block (Nikki Bradley); and the operatic soprano of Mary Sunshine, a journalist who contributes to Roxie’s notoriety (S. Guin). Another highlight is the vivacious supporting ensemble. Choreographed by Ricky Nahas, “Cell Block Tango,” “All I Care About is Love,” “Roxie,” and “Razzle Dazzle” reveal dancers and singers who interact well with each other as they effortlessly connect with the audience. Musical Director Evan Ferrar leads a five-piece orchestra as self-assured as the dancing and singing—exuberant, cinematic. Costumes by Katherine Loretta McBroom showcase black bras, garters, lace, suspenders, tight pants, vests—clothing, evocative of a Depeche Mode video in a decidedly good way. As Roxie and Velma close the show, they thank the audience for making them into celebrities. They couldn’t do it without us— something to consider before the next trial of the century.

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Why I Hate Being Gay! 62 Reasons! Here’s why we hate being gay

By Michael Musto,

closet to enter into a whole ou assume the Super Bowl is a other form large household item at Pottery of oppresBarn. ...Your fake tans are even sion. ... more life-threatening than your real ones. You’re furi...Your entire wardrobe consists of male ous when designers having a midlife crisis. you catch You spend your whole life fighting for your lover rights you don’t even want for yourself. cheating, (Marriage and the military? No thanks!)... but you’re Gym was the bane of your entire childhood, but now you spend $1,350 a year on convinced your own dalliances are perfectly acceptable and in fact worthy of applause. ... it. ...You gym all day and unsafe all night. ... It’s not even called “barebacking” anymore. You started Botox treatments at 25. ...You work a cash register, but tell people you It’s just “sex.”...You think “modern dance” work “in retail.”...You refer to your trick means Britney. ...You strangely turned off from last week as “my ex.” to Gaga the day she released a song about Thanks to the Internet, hustler bars are how great gays are. ...You haven’t followed a now just hangouts for elderly johns without female singer with two names since Alanis. any tricks. Tragically, some of the old men Way more of your friends bookmark Manhunt than nytimes. ...You spend half the don’t seem to realize this. ... Most gay men have never seen a lesbian except on dayday Photoshopping your Manhunt photos time television. ... Just like a hetero will only and the other half adjusting the lighting in pay to see Phantom or Wicked, a gay will your apartment so it’ll match when they only shell out cash for Priscilla or Sister Act. show up. ... The different subgenres of ... Gay plays and movies are marketed with, LGBTs hate each other. ... I hate muscle queens! ... The LGBT community pressures “It’s not a gay play or movie. It’s about the you to be a toned-down gay to move things human condition.”... Some gays still wear forward, so you’ve basically come out of the their collars up. ... Celebrities who were

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deeply closeted when they were famous now get awards for coming out to revive their careers. ... Gays are the last group on earth it’s routinely OK to bash in movies, music, and life. ... Still, the haters routinely bitch about how gays are “the last protected class in America.”... An exploitive trip to third-world nations to sleep with starving underage nymphs for $3 a pop is considered a glamorous vacation. All cute gay guys somehow know they’re cute. ... After a certain age, only women come on to you. ... Though their ultimate goal is to assimilate, guys spend the entire summer in gay-ghetto retreats where there hasn’t been a straight since the colonial days. ... Dummos still think being gay is a choice. (No, it’s coming out that’s a choice. More dummos should try it.)... Everyone fights your views and vilifies you for years, then suddenly declares you an icon. ... No one under 50 has heard of the Stonewall bar, let alone the Stonewall rebellion. You actually think that if a guy says he’s negative, then he’s really negative. ... You think that if their status is “Ask Me,” it still might be negative. ... You’re owed a fortune by various gay media outlets and actually believe that the check will be sent out next Tuesday and they won’t come in your mouth. ... Your cologne bottle is in some sexy shape that makes it impossible to use or even keep on a shelf. ... You actually mark the Macy’s flower show in your calendar. ... You still audition with that Pippin song and that monologue from A Chorus Line. ... Your growing collection of Shirley Temple dolls has your friends worried. ... You have twin Chihuahuas named Christina and Christopher. ... You look so much prettier in drag than as a man that you consider living as a woman. ... You’re

a militant gay on Facebook, but with your parents, it’s “I haven’t found the right girl yet.”...You did a poignant “It Gets Better” video talking about how it’s way easier to find sex partners past your teens. (Fortunately, no one clicked on it.) You’re “versatile,” which means you can bottom in 15 different positions. ...You’ve been known to seriously cruise mannequins in Barney’s windows. ...You have heated fights with co-workers over topics like “Wendie Malick or Jane Leeves?”... The Oscars are more important to you than the November election, though not as important as the Tonys. ...You check your ex-boyfriend’s Facebook page at least once a week to make sure he isn’t “friends” with any new cuties. ...Your Ivy League days are long forgotten. Nowadays, your existence centers around new episodes of Freaky Eaters. ...You’ve kept the Playbill for every Gypsy you’ve ever seen, including the ones at Paper Mill Playhouse and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. You’ve sent back sorbet because it was actually sherbet. ... The more straight and unavailable someone is, the more wildly attractive you find them. ... If a cashier gives you five cents less than you’re supposed to get, you start stomping your feet and screeching, “Homophobe!”...You assume that everyone famous is gay, including Doris Roberts and Larry the Cable Guy. ...You actually worked out a way to get college credit for fluffing gift bags for charity events. ...You have a “fag hag” for every occasion— bar, club, red carpet, funeral, phone calls. ... When someone asks, “Where were you on the day when...” you assume they’ll finish with “the Spice Girls broke up?”...You think Kylie is better than Judy Garland. ...You kissed a girl and you didn’t like it. But the worst thing of all about being gay is that you wouldn’t be caught dead at the Pride Parade. For decades, that event has strangely been considered déclassé, banal, and practically shameful. ... See you there! Happy Pride! musto@villagevoice.com Reprinted with permission from the Village Voice in New York.


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Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back Michael Musto At Heart

By Tony Adams

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or twenty-seven New York City years (127 elsewhere years), Michael Musto has delivered a reliably sparkling column called La Dolce Musto, the first thing most readers turn to when they open The Village Voice. Musto is fascinated by and in love with New York City, and NYC loves him back and embraces him completely as its Renaissance gay clown prince who knows all the good dirt. Simply, if Musto is preoccupied with someone or something, we should be too. In a city crawling with pouty Carrie Bradshaws, bless their hearts, Musto’s entrance at any event is a benediction and a raised baton signaling the overture to greater fun. Most of us see him about town from a respectful distance—not that he is aloof— but I finally sat down with him at the East Village, Cooper Square offices of the paper to see if he was really the kind of man I suspected. On the day of the Casey Anthony verdict, a trial he had covered with relish, we watched the televised scene in the courtroom. When I asked him if he felt justice had been done, he said, “Oh yes. Absolutely. No evidence of murder one.” The

verdict was incidental to his titillation with the story. It is the human drama and people in all their colorful, quirky and tawdry glory that beguile him. I asked how he became “Michael Musto.” Was it intentional? “Oh no.You can’t plan a thing like that and that has been the most wonderful aspect of my career. I never made a plan. When I got the column, I was just so happy to have it, and I kept saying to my editors ‘What do you want from me?’ but they just let me be me—I’ve been so spoiled. I was the replacement for Arthur Bell who passed on in 1984. He was a well known gay activist and writer whose column was called ‘Bell Tells.’ I couldn’t just carry the torch for him, so I just invented myself as I went along.” The closetless Musto is not shy about stating his opinions in the context of dish, and, as an always openly gay gossip writer, he has thrown shade or read celebrity beads when he saw need. He feels that if a columnist has no enemies and offends no one, he is probably doing something wrong. Though all hatchets have been buried, Musto’s past reactors/ detractors included Rosie O’Donnell who

called him a “gay Nazi” and ex-Governor Jim McGreevey who was none too happy with Musto’s inspection of his Rorschachy laundry trucked in from New Jersey. Musto’s latest book Fork On The Left, Knife In The Back will be released in September. Not simply a “Best Of” collection, it includes a good amount of new mate-

rial. I love the book’s title, and when I asked him about it, he said, “I got it from a butler on Fire Island who used to say ‘Fork on the left, Knife in the back, spoon up the nose and dish, dish, dish!” His new book proves that he is still effortlessly hip. I mentioned that I admired this, praising the fact that he wore what appeared to be a multicolored afghan while interviewing the glamorous transsexual Amanda Lepore. He waved away my question about how he keeps himself stylishly au courant. “Please, I’m from Brooklyn. I’ve never had good taste. I wear what appeals to me, so I can’t make a mistake or go out of style.Very liberating not to have to worry about that.” As we discussed the Casey Anthony verdict, I wondered what she would do next. Broadway? Musto’s face lit up. “Of course! She could jump into Chicago! People with less talent have. She would be perfect as Roxy Hart! Can I use this?” I replied that of course he could use it, knowing full well that he did not need to ask for my permission because he was really the one who had thought of it. I added the word “gentleman” to the long list of what I admire about the charming Michael Musto.


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Cypress House Bed & Breakfast Key West’s tranquil oasis

By A. Sebastian Fortino

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y first visit to Key West was a business trip in which there was little time to savor the many delights of the island. My second trip was quite spontaneous and coincided with Key West Pride, in mid-June. This was a fun time but busy once again. Although this time we were busy running from event to party to parade to experience all the festivities and to meet as many cute men as possible. However, my last trip to Key West, my third trip, was the charm. This time I wanted rest – pure, uncompromised rest. I was quite able to bask in the peace and solitude for which the Conch Republic is known. My lodgings, the Cypress House located at the corner of Caroline and Simonton Streets

surely added to the peace of the weekend. The main building 601 Caroline Street was built in 1888. Like many historic structures of Key West it was built by shipbuilders, which surely contributes to the longevity of the mansion. In addition to the main building Cypress House offers studios two doors down offers charming rooms in two buildings flanking a shaded deck area. An extended complementary continental breakfast with one hot dish is offered in the large kitchen each morning from 8 to 11 a.m. Guests can enjoy their meal by the pool or in the shade. Each morning after breakfast I lounged poolside and soaked up the sun, which for me was the best way to start my day. The pool – open to guests 24 hours – is a delightful, tranquil spot and

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also the location for the 6 p.m. happy hour. Like an old-fashioned hotel guests are encouraged to mingle and share Key West adventures in the evening. While the hotel is LGBT-welcoming it is not exclusive to gay men, which is in keeping with Key West’s slogan of “One Human Family.” This also imparts a slower pace to the facility, as many guesthouses catering to gay men seem to host a constant party. At Cypress House it is possible to read a book while soft music plays overhead and you will not be looked on as being anti-social. If you do wish to experience the gay guesthouse vibe that Key West is known for the New Orleans House and Island House are only about 10 minutes away on foot. They offer weekend pool parties and day passes should you need a break from the serene tranquility of Cypress House. As the hotel offers bikes for rent you can get around like a real resident of Key West – on two wheels.

With all of the activities on and off the island, the many themed weekends and other crowd-drawing events potential visitors often wonder when is the best time to visit. “It’s always a great time to visit Key West,” manager Stephen Aube, answered that question quickly upon asking. Residents of South Florida who are used to the heat of the Sunshine State are conditioned to withstand the tropical temperatures of the Conch Republic. Summer, therefore is an ideal time for local residents to visit. However, regardless of season the peace and quiet of Cypress House is as refreshing as the pitcher of lemonade kept out for guests on the outdoor bar. When leaving Cypress House to explore the city, one question kept crossing my mind. How can such peace and quiet exist only two blocks from Duval Street? Please visit CypressHouseKW.com for more information.


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Sebastian’s Picks of the Week By A. Sebastian Fortino

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“Benedetto Casanova, the Memoirs” in a new English translation by Marten Weber. We’ve all heard of Giacamo Casanova, the amorous Venetian who bedded women all over Europe whether they were single, married, young, old & even the occasional nun. He preserved his conquests in an elegantly longwinded biography. However, have you learned of his younger brother Benedetto Casanova? Benedetto was much more…gay. His memoirs were finally translated into English after being discovered in the 1880s. Travel with Benedetto as he traipses around Europe hot on the heels of his older brother. The younger Casanova is just as lusty as the elder, taking it up il busone throughout the grand capitols of Europe. This is a delightful beach read one can pick up & put down as each chapter is in turn broken down into smaller scenes – order your copy at MartinWeber.com to discover the secrets of gay life in the 1700s.

Coleman & Jackson Vranza of Elephant, the twins who kill taboos are soon releasing “Don’t Sit There. It’s Wet,” which will coincide with the release of their new video, Queer Nation. What’s interesting about these artists is – not only are they identical, queer twins, with dark, broodingly sexy gazes & bright tattoos splashed across their pale skin – they are a “punk-infused hip-hop duo.” According to their website “their music is raw and simple, and the topics covered tend to be taboo on every level” & this is pretty spot on. Songs such as Notorious H.I.V. reminds listeners “all that bareback crap is really just for kids,” while Great 4 Play talks about liking it “jock to jock” & references to choking on Trojans. Visit ElephantWave.com to read their story, hear some music & watch a video.

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“For the Bible Tells Me So,” directed by Daniel Karslake. “For a long time the bible Tossing has been misused The warmer it grows to support prejudice, the lighter I eat. So, apartheid, segregation, in summer heavy slavery, the second food doesn’t apclass citizenship of peal to me. Sumwomen, now its being mer salads do. misused to condemn However, the nice, gay people. It’s an old crisp, tossed salad trick,” states one theologian as this documen– sorry, had to – is a limp, droopy mess by the tary opens. This 2007 documentary is also very time you open it for lunch. In terms of healthy personal with interviews from a variety of gay eats you can’t make a salad with bottled dressings because they always sneak in corn syrup or people and their families. Subjects include V. other nasty things! I do half-a-lemon, dash of sea Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in salt, a few grates of black pepper, & 1 or 2 table- the Anglican Communion, Chrissy Gephardt, the lesbian daughter of former U.S. Rep. Dick spoons of extra virgin olive oil instead of bottled Gephardt & young LGBT-rights activist Jake Redressing. To keep salads fresh ContainerStore. itan who was arrested on film trying to deliver a com offers these great Salad Blaster Bowls. letter to Focus on the Family’s president James The 26-ounce bowl is for the veggies, while a 2-ounce compartment keeps the dressing fresh. Dobson with his parents. Good thing you can Simply blast your dressing, shake, & enjoy! Best find this to watch instantly on Netflix.com this summer because I predict lots of rain. of all they don’t leak & are under $5!

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