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Welcome to The Word’s Inside Pride supplement...for the 20th time. Yes, it’s been two decades since we made our debut at the Celebration on The Circle, which is what Indianapolis Pride was called way back in 1991. And it was in the heart of the city, on Monument Circle, too. Pride outgrew the Circle and we decided rather than sweating it out, we needed some trees, too, so over the years it migrated...first to University Park, then later to Mass. Ave. when the dates were changed to Fall and it became the Pride Street Fayre under the leadership of Linda Lou Batchelor-Ballew. Still later it was back to University Park, and with a one-year break when the park was under construction and we moved to the Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, it stayed there until 2010 when we outgrew the venue and moved to Legion Mall. Thru it all, The Word came, reported, took photos and was there. Those first few issues were tiny. The 1991 number one was 16 pages, had a bit of spot colour on page one and otherwise was a black and white Word. We printed so few that all 4,000 copies fit neatly in the back of our Jeep for the ride home from the printer! We will have more of our history in the July issue (Check our old Pride photos in the centre spread meantime.), but today we not only want to welcome you to pride in Indianapolis, but prides across the area for in the two decades since issue number one, we, too have expanded with the community. Now you will find us at prides in parts of five Midwest states — from Ohio and Kentucky to Michigan and part of Illinois, too. And we

are proud to have grown with the gay and lesbian community. Without you, there could or would be no us. But in the years since 1991 we have seen bad times, too, and it is our obligation to be here watching to make sure we do not repeat those days. In the mid-90s, arrogant leadership put Indianapolis Pride into nearbankruptcy. It was only through tough leadership and a lot of support that a debt of over $10,000 was fully repaid. Cincinnati has seen pride come and go and change leadership as well. The Milwaukee Pride had so much in-fighting a few years back that there almost was not one. And Dayton and Louisville have not been immune, either. It does bother us that some of the region’s pride committees still refuse to learn the lessons of the past and we’d not be able with “straight faces” to welcome eveyone to 2011’s events were we not to remind those committee members and chairmen that you are entrusted with our celebrations. You “work” for us, even if it is a volunteer job. Arrogance, rudeness and lack of responsiveness have no place in what as a community should — no, must — be a group effort. No offer of help must ever be turned down — no matter how small — and no company, volunteer or request denied. We as a community — a Midwest community — must learn to work together so that we can all celebrate a 25th, 50th and other anniversaries. We are proud to welcome everyone to pride and we are proud, too, to be everyone’s newspaper!

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They Said A Town Of 2,217 Couldn’t Host A Pride... But For FiveYears, Spencer’s Proven Them Wrong SPENCER, Indiana—Whenever we at The Word tell the cities where we will be attending prides (Lexington, Lafayette, Cincinnati, Dayton, Fort Wayne, Evansville and Spencer) we get a double take.

Loretta Jackson will be assisting with one of the booths at event. “This is my first year participating in the Spencer Pride event and it feels like reaching out & giving our special community a big hug from me by standing up and being counted as a member!”

Spencer? Spencer? Where in the hell IS Spencer? is the usual reaction, but what folks don’t know is that the town’s population (2,217 in the 2010 census) doubles on the annual Spencer Pride day and this is the 5th year they will be doing so, as this SouthCentral Indiana town and the surrounding area turn out in far greater percentages than even Indianapolis or Louisville. Imagine if 500,000 showed up in Indy or 350,000 came in Louisville. That would be about the same percentage. And not only is the population swelled by the masses who turn out, so are a lot of chests as this area gets into their pride in a way the “big cities” can never do.

Jackson is just one of the many new individuals who stepped up to join Spencer Pride this year. The addition of these new members has been a significant help in putting together the event, according to Spencer Pride President Jonathan Balash.

Participants in the 2011 Spencer Pride Festival – including local businesses and community organisations – are eagerly anticipating this year’s event which will be held on Saturday the 4th of June from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the south lawn of the Owen County Courthouse. You read that right — not hidden away behind some fence on some private or leased land, but in the centre of town on the Courthouse Lawn. Organisers told The Word, “The Spencer Pride Festival is an event that celebrates the values and diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and affirming community. It has been a popular, rapidly-growing family-friendly event in the small rural community of Spencer in south central Indiana.” This year’s festival features a marketplace with more than 50 retail and informational booths as well as a full day of live local musicians and other entertainers. Musicians participating include Amanda Biggs, Bonzo Terks, Megan Maudlin, Mikial Robertson, the Snake Oil Sideshow and the Quarryland Men’s Chorus. Other entertainers include drag kings and queens from throughout the Hoosier state. The drag entertainment is being coordinated by Vicci Laine and Uncle Elizabeth’s, a Bloomington bar and sponsor of Spencer Pride. Most of the live music has been organised by local recording studio Stable Studios. Parking, admission and entertainment are all free, which organisers noted, “makes the festival affordable as well as educational and enjoyable. It also ensures that a wide range of individuals are able to participate in the event.” Festival organisers expect nearly 1,000 people to attend the 5th anniversary celebration of Spencer Pride. The festival marketplace will feature a wide variety of businesses and organisations. There are sections such as “Arts and Crafts,” “Animal Welfare,” “Health and Wellness,” and many others. There will be a variety of savoury and sweet food options, including slow-cooked pork over a hickory fire from Booher’s Barbeque, homemade vegetarian chili from ChiliHat concessions and ice cream floats from Omnihorse, for example. Shannon Edwards and Christa VanMeter, owners and operators of SYCK Girl Games, will be representing their business at this year’s marketplace and they are thrilled about the small town atmosphere which few prides elsewhere boast. “Growing up in small agricultural towns, we are both so excited to celebrate our identities at Spencer Pride and to bring our products to our gay rural communities!” SYCK Girl Games features such products as the ‘Just Married Game,’ a gender neutral couples game. Rev. Christopher Breedlove, Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper, will be representing his church and their Common Grounds ministry at this year’s event. Trinity United Church is just one of the churches participating. They will be located in the “Faith, Spirituality, and Personal Beliefs” area. Other churches scheduled to attend include the Spencer Presbyterian Church and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington. “I am proud to be a part of this year’s Spencer Pride Festival,” Breedlove said. “As a pastor, I am deeply moved by the perseverance and confidence of the children of God who have full assurance that a loving God created them and affirms their full identity.” Breedlove went on to say that “as a ‘straight,’ I am a committed advocate and supporter for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and inquiring equality issues. I’m looking forward to an empowering and affirming Spencer Pride Festival.”

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Local resident Cathy Wyatt and her husband Dan are supporters of the festival, too. Recently, Cathy has also been helping with festival organisation and preparation. “As a parent of a gay child, I am still adjusting to both personal and parental challenges,” she said. “Deeply listening to my son and participating in P-FLAG and Spencer Pride activities have given me healthier views and greater understanding in the process.” Wyatt is eagerly anticipating this year’s festival where she will be selling baked goods in support of the White River Valley Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG). The Spencer Pride Festival is sponsored by Positive Link, a programme of Indiana University Health Bloomington, as well as by Helen Harrell and Carol Fischer, the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University, The Word, bloomingOUT, and the White River Valley P-FLAG. In total, more than 30 businesses, organisations, and individuals have already contributed as sponsors to this year’s event. This support highlights the importance of Spencer Pride to the region. “The Spencer Pride Festival is a vital part of gay, lesbian, bi & trans outreach in this rural community,” said Judi Epp, resident of nearby Poland, Indiana. “It demonstrates to young and old that you can find support here and that it’s ok to be who you really are.” Epp is the secretary of Spencer Pride and participates in the organisation alongside her wife and partner of 33 years. Her comments reflect the sentiment of many people from the community and are further illustrated by this year’s festival theme, Born This Way. Although event admission is free, Spencer Pride does offer a variety of ways to support the continuation of its annual festival. Individuals can make donations at the event (tax-deductable due to the public charity status of Spencer Pride, Inc.) or can purchase items through the silent auction. The auction features many items donated by the local community, including art as well as a variety of baskets with items such as cooking tools, pet supplies, wine, games, candles and much more. Spencer Pride, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to proudly and honestly promote, support, and celebrate lesbian, gay, bi, trans and questioning values and diversity in south central Indiana. The group not only organises the Spencer Pride Festival each year but they put on and sponsor a variety of other rural-focused educational events aimed at the community. “Join us on the 4th of June as we celebrate five years of rural pride,” Balash said. “It’s a simple way to show your support for the gay and lesbian community and have a fabulous time while doing so.”


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DAYTON—This Southwest Ohio city always has something unique going in June and this year is no different as a group of community minded individuals banded together to form a new group, The Miami Valley Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Trans Pride Partnership. This group is planning many great pride events in Dayton culminating in a week-long celebration.

Organisers told The Word, “As we celebrate pride we are ever mindful of our friends and allies who have helped us to achieve the rights and freedoms we now enjoy. It is to our friends and allies that we offer our theme for our 2011 pride celebration ‘Thank You For Being A Friend.’ In keeping with our theme we have chosen a logo symbolising the international sign of love. This is to represent the all encompassing love, acceptance and understanding we all receive from friends, family and loved ones. Again we say: Thank You For Being A Friend.” During the week of pride, many Dayton businesses are planning special events leading up to the main festival. The festivities will begin Memorial Day 30th May with a celebration at The Stage Door. Tuesday the 31st the party moves to The Right Corner. On Wednesday 1st June the fun and frivolity extends to Masque for a night of exciting drag and on Thursday the celebration continues at M J’s Café for an exhilarating evening of fun, strippers and great entertainment. Friday night, “Pride Eve” is a real red carpet event at the prestigious Firefly building, 123 Webster Street in Dayton. This is the final fundraiser toward pride for 2011 as the fabulous Rubi Girls take to the stage for a fun-filled night of entertainment and Monte Carlo. Tickets for “Roof Top Rubi” are currently on sale from 937/697.1190. Cost is $15 for general admission and $100 for VIP tickets which will admit two people and will include a swag bag. Saturday 4th June is a full day of events beginning with breakfast at M J’s Café at 9 a.m. At 10, everyone gathers at Cooper Park in downtown Dayton to re-dedicate the Ohio Historical Marker honoring Natalie Clifford Barney, the Dayton Native who was a well known writer and supporter of the arts who lived her life as an open lesbian.

thing in between to find your favourite songs — you know, the tunes you crank up and sing along to while you’re in the car. They are all here for you from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to the Beatles, the Osmonds, the Backstreet Boys, the Jonas Brothers, the Bee Gees, the Temptations... We could go on and on. But there’s more... on Sunday 5th June join your friends at Ernst Park, 1030 E. David Rd. in Kettering from 2 till 6 p.m. for a family picnic. This is a Free “pot-luck” event for the whole family. Then, don’t forget 16th June is Pride night at the Neon Theater where at 7 p.m. the Greater Dayton Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Trans Centre will sponsor We Were Here. This documentary takes a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. And finally, 25th June from 5 to 10 p.m. The Centre is celebrating its 35th anniversary by once again hosting the annual Pride Dinner. This year Dayton Favourite comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer is back and Dayton Police lesbian & gay liaison Lt. Wendy Stiver will be the keynote speaker. The dinner is at the Ponitz Centre located on the campus of Sinclair Community College.

At 11 a.m., from Cooper Park, participants will sign in and line up for the annual Pride Parade which steps off promptly at noon. The parade will wind through the streets of downtown Dayton to join the festival at Courthouse Square. Grand Marshalls for the 2011 Parade and Festival are P-FLAG Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. They will feature the Mary and Kevin Kirkendall family along with their daughters Lillie and Elizabeth Gillespie, a proud P-FLAG family who support their gay son and big brother, Noah Gillespie. The entertainment committee has some fabulous entertainment in store, too. Organisers told The Word, “We will be honouring Lt. Wendy Stiver, of the Dayton Police Department with the “Trailblazer Award” for pioneering and blazing a trail in leading the way that others follow. “The Miami Valley Pride Partnership would also like to honour Rhine McLin with our Theme Award as Ms. McLinn has proven a Friend to our community through her many years of service in the Ohio House and as Mayor of Dayton. Mayor McLin was instrumental in passage of the amendment to our City Charter to protect our community from discrimination with regard to employment, housing and public accommodation. For her dedication and hard work we would like to thank her for being a friend with our Theme Award.” Later on the 4th, at 8 p.m. the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus invite you to join them at the Victoria Theater. Get ready to scream and faint with excitement as the DGMC thrills fans of all generations with a musical look at America’s singing heartthrobs - the boy bands. The chorus has scanned the decades from the ‘50s to the ‘00s and every-

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Fort Wayne Invites You To Party In July By Nikki Fultz, Director Fort Wayne Pride will be hosting its 14th festival in downtown Fort Wayne 22nd and 23rd July and everyone’s invited. The event takes place at Headwaters Park East with events running both days rain or shine — not that it matters because Fort Wayne is Indiana’s ONLY pride that’s 100% under roof. Friday the festival kicks off at 7 p.m. with entertainment going through midnight and admission only $3. Entertainers include cover band Paradise 2.0, Fort Wayne’s only burlesque troupe Scarlet Fever, and the DJs of Plush will host a dance party. Some of the vendors will be set up Friday for an early perusing and lots of tasty food will be available. Both days beer and spirits will be provided by 816 Pint and Slice, a major sponsor of pride for the past five years. Saturday the party continues from noon to midnight. The day is packed full of things to do from entering the cornhole tournament which starts at 1 p.m. to visiting the vendor market with a selection of retail items, business offerings and representation from local and regional organisations. Food concessions will be on site with your favourite festival goodies including Philly cheese steaks and elephant ears. Lawyers, financial planners, and medical professionals will be on hand to lead discussions in the workshop tent Saturday afternoon. Because the entire festival is open to all ages, KidSpace is open from noon to 6 on Saturday and includes a moonwalk and crafts, all of which are free to children under 13. Although all ages are allowed throughout the fest, it is not considered “family friendly” after 8 p.m. Admission Saturday is $5, with children 14 and under admitted free. Saturday’s entertainment lineup is jam-packed with talented performers from a variety of backgrounds. Kicking off the day are acoustic performers Gabrial James from Grand Rapids and Rich Lysaght. Fourth Star, Left of the Moon takes the stage at 2.30. This duo formed last year and includes the talents of Carma, an up-and-coming local singer/ songwriter. National recording artist Ellis will follow bringing her 16 years of experience to the stage. Dangerous Liaison, an all-girl rock band from Louisville, will take it up a notch and get people grooving for the evening. Pride is excited to have Katie Todd who appeared last year at Lilith Fair as well as past performances at Lollapalooza and the House of Blues. Local staple What She Said is bound to get people moving to their mix of cover songs of the past 20 years. Indy deejay DJ Roc-A-Bye will spin some tracks to get people ready for the drag show which begins at 10 p.m. Thousands pack the tent to get a glimpse of the most anticipated show of the year with performances by over 25 drag queens and kings. Fort Wayne Pride is the second largest in Indiana and has the perfect venue for a festival because the entire festival plaza is covered by a large mega-tent, so no matter the weather the party will always continue. Attended by over 5,000 people last year, Fort Wayne Pride is one of the fastest growing festivals in the region. Along with 816 Pint and Slice, pride is sponsored by Subaru, CocaCola, 20 Past 4 and More, The Word, Phoenix Magazine and BloomingOUT. For more information check out the website at www.fwpride.org or become our Facebook friend.

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In Lafayette They Truly DO Save The Best For Last With August Pride

LAFAYETTE—What’s within a one hour drive from Indianapolis? Two hours from the cities of Chicago and Bloomington? Two and a half hours from the cities of Fort Wayne and South Bend? Four hours from Evansville? Lafayette, Indiana! Why do you need to know this? So you can start planning your road trip to OUTfest 2011. Be part of the fun Saturday, 20th August from 4 p.m. till midnight in the city with the final Pride of 2011 and where they always save the best for last! OUTfest is an amazing street festival celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex community and our families, friends and allies on Main St. in downtown Lafayette. OUTfest, Lafayette’s annual pride festival hosted by Pride Lafayette, aims to increase public awareness of the community in Lafayette and beyond, bring attention to “family” issues, provide resources and celebrate diversity all while having a great time doing it. Each year OUTfest gets bigger and bigger — more vendors, more sponsors, more community involvement and more attendees. In 2008 OUTfest started with 3,000 visitors and last year more than 7,000 people came out, in spite of some initial rain, to be part of this incredible event.

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synagogue, churches, and gay, lesbian, bi and trans groups and resources from across Indiana. Be sure your business or organization is on the list! Contact info@pridelafayette.org for more information and to reserve your booth space.

OUTfest 2011 marks its 4th year with: — FREE admission — Family area — Live bands

Not a vendor but would still like to be involved? OUTfest is looking for volunteers to assist with poster distribution, set-up, stage help, security, decorations, clean-up, tear-down and more. Are you an electrician or familiar with sound equipment? We need you too! Contact info@pridelafayette.org for details.

— DJs — Food — Beer gardens — Dancing

“I never thought I would see the day when I would walk down main street in Lafayette and see a celebration called OUTfest,” said Bev Davis. “At a time when our state legislators are passing HJR-6, attending OUTfest gives us all hope that one day there will be equality for all Indiana citizens.”

— Light-hearted drag show — Vendors with jewellery, clothes, books, crafts, and more — Informational booths

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— Extended hours for downtown businesses — And much more!

Join thousands of your closest friends--and make some new ones--for an amazing time at OUTfest 2011. Get in the car and drive. For more information: online: www.pridelafayette. org/OUTfest2011 by phone: 765/423.7579 in e-mail: info@pridelafayette.org and on Facebook: Search “OUTfest 2011” Please note due to the anticipated crowds and exhibits, we can allow service animals only this year.

“This is an important event for my family,” said Jesse McCallister, recent Lafayette high school graduate and the son of lesbians (one mom happens to be this author). “It’s important that Lafayette shows that it’s proud of its diversity”

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They’re Not Horsin’ Around At Pride Lexington LEXINGTON—On 25th June the Gay and Lesbian Services Organisation (GLSO) will provide the community of Central and Eastern Kentucky with its 4th annual Lexington Pride Festival at Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza downtown. The event will consist of an all-star entertainment lineup including 2011 RuPaul Drag Race contestant India Ferrah, disc jockey DJ D-Stu, gay and lesbian entrepreneur Chi Chi LaRue and a host of local entertainers. Headlining the event will be top female vocalist Amber featuring hits such as Sexual (Li Da Di), If you Could Read My Mind and the 1996 dance smash This is Your Night. “GLSO and the Lexington Pride Festival planning committee is very proud of the great entertainment and sponsors on-board for the 2011 event,” Dennis Wheatley, President of the Gay and Lesbian Services Organisation told The Word, adding, “We hope everyone is able to join us in Lexington, rain or shine, as we celebrate the entire community.” In addition to the phenomenal entertainment lineup, GLSO and the Lexington Pride Festival Planning Committee will host a kick-off party and after-party at the Barrel House, 903 Manchester Street, Lexington. DJ D-Stu will host ‘A Crazy Night of Dance’ on Friday night 24th June from 10 p.m. Entertainers Chi Chi LaRue and DJ D-Stu will co-jockey the wrap-up party event from 11 p.m. the next night, including hot spot drag performances by India Ferrah and other entertainment. Each entertainer will also hold an autograph session throughout the festival in the Absolut VIP tent (check out www.lexpridefest.org for complete details.) On 28th June 2008, Lexington made history by having its first gay pride festival. This event created visibility and raised awareness for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersexed and ally community like few other events in Lexington ever have. The GLSO worked with community volunteers to cre-

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In March of 1983 the organisation received its 501(c)3 status from the IRS making it an officially recognised non-profit group in the Bluegrass State and federally. GLSO and the Lexington Pride Festival would like to thank the 2011 sponsors including Chipotle, Coca-Cola, Absolut, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, Makers Mark, ID Lube, Kentucky Fairness Alliance, Bud Light and The Word. For more information, check out www.lexpridefest.org or www. glso.org online or contact the Lexington Pride Festival Planning Committee at 859/253.3233. We hope to see everyone at Pride Lexington this year!

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Cadillac Barbie IN Pride Parade 10 a.m. Festival 11 a.m.

ABSOLUT / COORS/MILLER / INDY PRIDE INC.

DEKUYPER / BAREFOOT WINE / AGIO / SAM’S CLUB / BAG LADIES / TALBOTT STREET / GREG’S OUR PLACE / AT&T / LINDSAY HADLEY

KEVIN WARREN/PRUDENTIAL / NUVO / GAYINDY.COM / RADIO NOW / WTLC / IMC / BLOOMINGOUT / GRINDR / INDYMOJO / EXPO DESIGN / HOAGLIN COMPANIES / ZESCO.COM / ID LUBE / BRAC / PETPAL TV

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Dayton Pride 2011 Events

 Presented by, The Miami Valley LGBT Pride Partnership June 4 9am - Breakfast @ MJ’s Cafe`

June 3, 6:30pm -9:30pm Roof Top Rubi Monte Carlo & Fundraiser 123 Webster St Dayton, OH 45402 Hosted by Ann Roberts, John Smith Tickets: General $15, VIP $100.00

10am - Re-dedication of the Natalie Clifford Barney Marker 11am - Parade Sign In-Line Up

(vip tickets admit two; receive Swag Bags) Food Provided

Noon - Parade Step-Off March to Pride Festival at Courthouse Square

Tickets & General Info: 937-697-1190

June 5 Family Picnic Ernst Park 2 - 6pm

June 4 Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus Victoria Theatre 8pm “Lets Hear It For The Boys”

1030 E. David Rd Kettering, OH 45429

Food & Fun for ALL

The Ultimate Boy Band Review

June 16 Pride Night at the Neon 7 pm

“We Were Here is the first documentary to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. It explores how the City’s inhabitants were affected by, and how they responded to, that calamitous epidemic. Though a San Francisco-based story, We Were Here extends beyond San Francisco and beyond AIDS itself. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determination.”

June 25 Expo & Pride Dinner 5pm - 10pm David H. Ponitz Center Speaker: Sgt. Wendy H. Stiver Dayton Police LGBT liaison

Entertaiment: Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer June 15,16 & 17 Queer Queens of Comedy Wiley’s Comedy Club Starring: Vincent Holiday, Barb Nelligan & Poppy Chaplin



Stage Door May 30

Right Corner May 31

Masque June 1

M J’s Cafe` June 2

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Alan L. Alder, Artistic Director

Indiana Landmarks Center 12th and Central Avenue

Saturday, June 18, 8pm Sunday, June 19, 3pm Tickets are now available online at www.indychoruses.org or from any IndyChoruses member. Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

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