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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Its Thursday!!!

Its Thursday, and the blog du jour is The Cool Hunter. Its too amazing to fit into one paragraph, enjoy!

The Cool Hunter

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Taste of Tuesday: Chocolate

In case you didn't know, advertisers know who's buying their products. Here's some insight into the chocolate commercials.

Funny Monday: Snow Edition!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday Reflections

Take risks. Identify something you do that is deliberately routine and do the complete opposite.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Techno Thursdays

Decoding the Star of Bethlehem

A few years ago, after enough research, scientists think they've identified the Star.
Take a peek and check it out!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays

Good morning! Before Christmas arrives, here's one sensational recipe to try.


WHITE CHOCOLATE LEMON COOKIES

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1 cup of butter ( 2 sticks ) softened
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3/4 cup of granulated sugar
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3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar
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2 eggs (beaten)
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1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract
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2 1/2 tsp. of lemon juice
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2 Tbsp. of lemon zest
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2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
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1 tsp. of baking Soda
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1/4 tsp. of baking Powder
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1/2 tsp. of kosher salt
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12 oz of chopped white chocolate

Rolling ingredients:

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1/2 cup of confectioners sugar
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1 Tbsp. of lemon zest

Glaze ingredients:

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About 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar
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2 Tbsp. of lemon juice
(Individual preferences might require more glaze)

Method:

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugars and continue to beat until everything is combined but not quite fluffy. Add the beaten eggs a little bit at a time. Add the vanilla extract, the lemon juice, and the lemon zest. Mix to combine. Add the flour mixture and blend until just combined. Try not to over mix. Stir in the chopped white chocolate. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.

Combine the confectioning sugar and the lemon zest in a large, shallow bowl. Mix the lemon zest into the sugar with your fingers until it is nice and fragrant.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and scoop out slightly rounded tablespoonfuls. Roll into a loose balls and roll the balls into the lemon zest/ sugar mixture. Place each ball on the prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.

Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the edges slightly golden and the centers are just set. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheets for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a sheet of waxed paper before adding the glaze.

Make the glaze:

Combine the confectioners sugar and lemon juice. Mix until all the lumps are gone and everything is smooth. Using a small whisk, drizzle over the baked cookies.

Makes about 30 cookies.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Funny Monday

Christmas came early with these treats... enjoy!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Wisdom

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them, but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, kindness and insight.

-- Helen Keller

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Saturdays at Home

OK.... Assuming most people get the chance to stay home on Saturdays, Saturdays are all about the home, health and living well.

With Christmas a week away, here is a cute list of Christmas tree maintenance courtesy of the National Christmas Tree Association, yes, there is such a thing.
Natinoal Christmas Tree Association



How to Care for Your Farm-Grown Fresh Christmas Tree
When a Christmas tree is cut, over half of its weight is water. With proper care, you can maintain the quality of your displayed trees. Below are a number of tips relating to the care of displayed trees:

1. Displaying trees in water in a traditional reservoir type stand is the most effective way of maintaining their freshness and minimizing needle loss problems.
2. Make a fresh cut to remove about a 1/2-inch thick disk of wood from the base of the trunk before putting the tree in the stand. Make the cut perpendicular to the stem axis. Don't cut the trunk at an angle, or into a v-shape, which makes it far more difficult to hold the tree in the stand and also reduces the amount of water available to the tree.
3. Once home, place the tree in water as soon as possible. Most species can go 6 to 8 hours after cutting the trunk and still take up water. Don't bruise the cut surface or get it dirty.
4. If needed, trees can be temporarily stored for several days in a cool location. Place the freshly cut trunk in a bucket that is kept full of water.
5. To display the trees indoors, use a stand with an adequate water holding capacity for the tree. As a general rule, stands should provide 1 quart of water per inch of stem diameter. Devices are available that help maintain a constant water level in the stand.
6. Use a stand that fits your tree. Avoid whittling the sides of the trunk down to fit a stand. The outer layers of wood are the most efficient in taking up water and should not be removed.
7. Keep displayed trees away from sources of heat (fireplaces, heaters, heat vents, direct sunlight). Lowering the room temperature will slow the drying process, resulting in less water consumption each day.
8. The temperature of the water used to fill the stand is not important and does not affect water uptake.
9. Check the stand daily to make sure that the level of water does not go below the base of the tree. With many stands, there can still be water in the stand even though the base of the tree is no longer submerged in water.
10. Drilling a hole in the base of the trunk does not improve water uptake.
11. Use of lights that produce low heat, such as miniature lights, will reduce drying of the tree.
12. Always inspect light sets prior to placing them on the tree. If worn, replace with a new set.
13. Do not overload electrical circuits.
14. Always turn off the tree lights when leaving the house or when going to bed.
15. Monitor the tree for freshness. After Christmas or if the tree is dry, remove it from the house.
16. Go to www.realchristmastrees.org and type in your ZIP code to find a recycling program near you.
17. Never burn any part of a Christmas tree in a wood stove or fireplace.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fabulous Fridays

From the movie White Christmas, here's a little fun to get you through your Friday!


Upcoming this weekend:

Saturday, December 18th, 2010, from 7pm – 9pm (must be on-time as 2 hours of bowling starts at 7pm SHARP)

Bowlerama
3031 New Castle Avenue
New Castle, DE 19720

$10 Per Bowler (Includes Shoes & 2 Hours of Bowling)

A great way to socialize and make new friends while getting some exercise. Invite your friends and come out and have a BALL with US!!

The event is open to all Sexual Orientations!!

Reserve your spot by paying ahead so we can get an accurate count to see if we need to reserve more lanes for this event. Reserve your spot using PAYPAL at DelawarePride.org



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Saturday Dec. 18, 2010
9:30 pm

The Cube Restaurant and Bar
16 Marrows Road
Newark, DE


Come celebrate the holidays with Anita Mann, Karyn Thomas, and our very special guest, Deanna Brandell! We'll be doing 80s and non-80s holiday songs, including some hysterical ones! Karaoke from 8-9:30pm, and again after the show. $5 cover at the door. Come in early for dinner--Cube accepts reservations for 8 or more. We'll also have some holiday surprises for you!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's Thursday

It's Thursday.... and although I can't think of a cute title that fits Thursday's new theme: Blog Awareness Day.

Today's theme is all about featuring the amazing and multitudinous internet sites that we all keep as bookmarks...(not 'those' you perverts). You all know what I mean.

Starting us off is a really cute site for all you contemporary minimalists, especially you who love art, architecture and interior design. This is Freshome.

www.FRESHOME.com

If you visit them, you'll see they feature contemporary design, new trends in furniture, cute houses and all things new and trendy. Enjoy.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

13 Tips for a Better Day

13 Tips for a Better Day

Here's a really cute and rather helpful approach to coping with those occasional horrible days. Thank you Psychology Today Magazine for the advice!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Delaware Pride's Logo Contest

Next year will be a year of giving as Delaware Pride presents “Pride Gives Back” a way to give back to “OUR” community. We’d like to make the Pride in Delaware Pride stand for something. Help us by creating our new logo for next year. 2011 marks Delaware Pride’s 15th anniversary and we would be honored to have someone within the community design our new logo featuring our new motto, “Pride Gives Back”.

Logo submissions are now be...ing requested from all members and friends of the Delaware community. Here is your chance to be a part of Delaware Pride’s history.

PRIZE
The winner will receive a $250 prize, a pride T-shirt featuring your new logo/design and you will be listed on our website as the 2011 logo design winner.

DESIGN GUIDELINES
1. The design must include:
• the official theme "Pride Gives Back"
• "Delaware Pride" or "DP"
2. Must be suitable for public use & viewing.
3. Computer Generated Designs:
• Formats accepted: EPS, JPG, TIF, PSD, PDF
• Compressed files should be submitted by ZIP
• Design image should fit within the space of a 8.5 x 11 page
• Resolution of at least 600 dpi is required.
4. The Top 10 designs from those submitted will be placed online at www.delawarepride.org & we will hold an online vote to let the community vote for the winner.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
• Designs may be submitted by Email no later than January 31, 2011.
Please ensure that your design includes the following:
1)Full Name
2)Mailing Address
3)Telephone Number
4)Email Address
• Multiple designs from any one source will be accepted
• If submitting multiple designs via email – please send each design in separate email.
• DO NOT sign front of design.
• Submit design electronically to Contactus@delawarepride.org ~ with LOGO CONTEST in subject line.

LEGAL INFORMATION
• When you submit a design/image, you are expressly stating that the submission is your original work.
• When you submit a design/image, you are expressly stating that the design/image has not been licensed to any other entity.
• By submission of a design, if said design is selected, the design becomes the property of Delaware Pride, Inc.
• The selected design or image may be reworked to prepare it for use.
WINNING DESIGN
• The Logo Contest winner will be announced February 15th, 2011
• The winning design will be featured on the www.Delwarepride.org website, T-shirts & other items as selected by Delaware Pride, Inc.
• The Logo Contest Winner will receive a Prize Package which includes $250, a 2011 Pride shirt, and you will be listed on our website as the 2011 logo design winner unless you wish to keep your identity private.

We look forward to receiving your Pride Gives Back Logo design submission. Thank you from everyone here at Delaware Pride, Inc.

Monday Funday

Hey all,
I'm going to try and do something new.
Each day of the week is now getting its own theme. Since Mondays are notorious for being lousy, Monday will be a day of pure humor... and this video is perfect to start things off.

Enjoy.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Quote for your Monday

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. "

~~ Nelson Mandela

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Delaware HIV Consortium

Hello all,
I just added a new link in the "Chain of Links" at the bottom right, The Delaware HIV Consortium (DelawareHIV.org)


A brief description courtesy of John Hinkson, Communications Coordinator:

The Delaware HIV Consortium is a statewide non-profit agency that works with all of the HIV/AIDS service providers throughout the state to ensure a quality, non-duplicative,continuum of care for the people of Delaware who are infected with HIV/AIDS. We're located in the suite one floor above AIDS Delaware so we partner with them on a lot of programs/activities, such as the AIDS Walk.

We also have a Facebook page (Delaware HIV Consortium) but there's less than 50 people who "like" us. I do try to post news about HIV/AIDS nearly every day on the Facebook page.

Our agency operates that state's only housing assistance program specifically for people with HIV/AIDS, and we have a emergency financial assistance program and provide education programs throughout the year. And, as I said before, we have our own special events throughout the year, in addition to those we participate in like wellness fairs, and HIV testing events.

I know that HIV/AIDS can kind of be a "downer" if it's talked about constantly and some people don't really like to hear about it at all but now and then it is good to remind people to practice safe sex and provide them with info on where to get free HIV testing.

Check them out if you have any further questions or concerns.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lady Dior

Some mid-week fabulousness:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Some Holiday Fun

Featuring Liberace, Elton John and Ethyl Merman....
Enjoy!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Winter Bingo a Go Go

BINGO a GO_GO: WINTER WONDERLAND

Sunday, December 5 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cranston Heights Fire Co
3306 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door (10 Games). Food and Beverages are available during the games. For more information call (302) 652-6776 and ask for John Klein, or email him at jklein@aidsdelaware.org.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Shot of Health

With flu season approaching, don't forget your shots! But the flu isn't the only things we suffer from during the holidays.... so, here's a lil self-esteem booster!

Psychology Today Magazine

A Fashionable Friday

Here's a fashion treat for your Friday.
Guo Pei Haute Couture

Enjoy!!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Facebook page

For those who don't already know, Delaware GLU also has a Facebook page with all the information available for its fans.

Click this: Delaware GLU Facebook Page... and stay informed!

Civil Unions: A Love Story

This is charming.

Rainbow Chorale of DE: Performance Schedule

RDC Home Page
* Tickets purchased on PayPal can be picked up at door on the night of the event.
* Concertgoers may also buy tickets at the door. Box Office opens 1 hour before showtime.
* To order by phone call: 888-512-5093



DECEMBER 3, 2010 @ 8:00 PM
Tickets: $0

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
(or DCCA)
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 656-6466

This will be a sample of their fabulous upcoming concerts.
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DECEMBER 4, 2010 @ 4:00 PM
Tickets: $20

Comfort & Joy Concert (Rehoboth)
Epworth United Methodist Church
19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE
(302) 227-7743
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DECEMBER 10, 2010 @ 8:00 PM
Tickets: $20

Comfort and Joy Concert (Wilmington)
First & Central Presbyterian Church
1101 Market Street, Wilmington, DE
(302) 654-5371

A Quote for the Day

Be the change you wish to see in the world.
-- M. Gandhi

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A New Opinion about DADT

Here is a very interesting viewpoint regarding DADT.

Fortune Feimster at the Comedy Store

One of my favorite comedians from Last Comic Standing.... Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

World AIDS Day: Calendar of Events

REHOBOTH:



World AIDS Day Schedule of Events

Dec 1 - 4:30-6:00 PM - Reception for World AIDS Day Art Exhibit at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Avenue in Rehoboth Beach

Dec 1 - 6:15-6:30 PM - Pre-Walk gathering and candle lighting at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, Rehoboth Avenue at the Boardwalk
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Dec 1 - 6:30 PM - Candlelight Walk begins at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand and proceeds down Rehoboth Avenue, ending at All Saints' Church, 18 Olive Avenue in Rehoboth Beach

Dec 1 - 7:00 PM - Service of Remembrance and Hope—including the reading of the names at All Saints' Church, 18 Olive Avenue in Rehoboth

Dec 1 - 7:45 PM - Light supper at All Saints' Episcopal Church

Through December HIV+ Art Exhibit continues at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach

To volunteer or to have the name of a family member or friend who has died from AIDS added to the list of names to be read at the service, call the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center 302-227-5620 or email editor@camprehobothcom. For more information visit the CAMP Rehoboth Web site at camprehoboth.com

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WILMINGTON:


Please join us on Wednesday, December 1st, when AIDS Delaware, along with our partners, Brandywine Counseling & Community Services, Connections Community Support Programs, and the Delaware HIV Consortium, will host the 2010 World AIDS Day Service - Candlelight Vigil. The Vigil is an interdenominational service where we remember those who are living with HIV/AIDS and those who have lost their battle. The Candlelight Vigil will begin at 6:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 West 13th Street (Pennsylvania Avenue at Rodney Street), Wilmington, DE 19806.

Dr. Gregory Jones of Westminster Presbyterian Church will preside over the service. Bob Bercaw; Rev. Juan George of Trinity Episcopal Church; Rev. Emily Schwenker, Independent Pastor; Rev. Christopher Simms of Bethany Church; Mr. Paul Fleckenstein, Organist; and The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware will participate in the service. (List of participants as of November 19, 2010.)

Light refreshments will be served at a reception following the Vigil. Food collection boxes for the Christmas Boxes Project for Needy Families will be placed throughout the church.

For more information visit http://aidsdelaware.org/ or call 302.652.6776.

The News Journal Recognizes World AIDS Day

News Journal Recognizes World AIDS Day

People may think of AIDS as a disease that strikes only certain groups -- men who have sex with men or people who use intravenous drugs -- but 24 percent of Delawareans living with HIV/AIDS were exposed through heterosexual contact, according to state statistics.



While the largest number of HIV/AIDS cases continue to be diagnosed among African-American men, women are getting infected at increasing rates. In 1990, 24 percent of newly diagnosed AIDS cases were female; in 2008, women accounted for 34 percent of new cases, according to a comprehensive HIV prevention plan developed last year by the Delaware Division of Public Health and the Delaware HIV Consortium.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sarah Palin and the Word "Faggot"

Mostly missed, in an hour-long interview with Sean Hannity that produced buzz worthy soundbites about Katie Couric and Dancing with the Stars, was former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s unprompted response to the uproar surrounding daughter Willow’s recent Facebook misadventure.



*Read the full article here*

Courtesy of Mediate.com.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Kids Are All Right

Just watched this movie tonight: The Kids are Alright. Fantastic! If you want to see hardcore girl-on-girl action, look somewhere else. But if you want to see a beautiful family live, eat, make mistakes and love... this movie is for you.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Victoria Secret's "Firework"

No matter what sex you prefer to look at, this video is fun!

Monday, November 22, 2010

"Gay Teens Bullied to the Point of Suicide"

Ladies Home Journal: "Gay Teens Bullied to the Point of Suicide"

This is a BRILLIANT article... please read it completely, and share it. You never know whose life you could be saving.

A Quote for the day:

With Thanksgiving approaching, consider this:

Thankfulness is a sincere appreciation of something that's so profound it becomes humbling. Think about what affects you to that extent and if nothing drives you, maybe you need to reassess your motives.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Just Drag: The Holiday Show

THIS Friday, November 19, the New Candlelight Theatre in Arden (North Wilmington), Delaware presents, “JUST DRAG: The Holiday Show!”

6:00pm
New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Ardentown, DE

302-475-2313

This great show features the theatre’s cast members in (and out of) drag, along with professional female impersonators Anita Mann, Karyn Thomas, Regina Cox, and Brie Daniels, all performing some of your favorite holiday songs.

This is a dinner show, with a delicious dinner and show tickets for just $40. Dinner is 6:00-8:00pm, and show time is 8:00pm. Reservations are strongly recommended, as the JUST DRAG shows usually sell out in advance. For tickets, call the theatre at 302-475-2313. Tickets for the show only (no dinner) are $27 at the door, only if available that night.

The New Candlelight Theatre is located at 2208 Millers Road in Ardentown, Delaware. For more information about the theatre, visit www.nctstage.org. For more information about this fabulous holiday show, contact anitamann@comcast.net.
Write something...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Haven's Trans Awareness Discussion

Wednesday,
November 17 @ 7:00 pm
Memorial Hall, Room 123
Newark, DE

Haven's Trans Awareness Event


Haven is bringing Donna Rose, a lovely, post-op transsexual woman to talk about transgender issues and her personal experiences in her transformation from masculine man to feminine woman. She has had an incredible journey, and wants to share her experiences and discoveries with the world.

It is difficult for people to understand just how profoundly gender affects our culture until you hear from someone who has not only tried to cross the gender divide, but has done so successfully.

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Smithsonian explores impact of gays on art history

Smithsonian explores impact of gays on art history

Salon.com

"Telling the history of art without the history of gay people is like telling the history of slavery without mentioning black people."

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Lesson from Nature

Many believe that a strong exterior reflects a strong interior, but in fact it is quite the opposite: a hardened exterior conceals a softer interior. Consider the design of oysters, their shell is developed for protection. We will emotionally develop similar a shell purely for protection. Conversely, the softest exterior reflects a stronger interior. Consider the design of a peach fruit. It has a solid pit and its fleshy surroundings, but the peach utilizes that design as nourishment for the growth of the seed. Try to see beyond the allegorical descriptions, for there are genuine analogies that can be made.

This lifestyle is like that of a pine tree. Under the heaviest amounts of snow, the pine tree's branches will never submit. However under the same circumstances, any other tree's branches might all be broken. One could find irony in that the pine tree yields the softest woods of the trees yet remains standing in spite of its incredible duress.

The greatest paradox about the self is that vulnerability is the ultimate strength.

Consider how this analogy can be compared to the process of Coming Out.

It Gets Better: Suze Orman

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Here is, quite possibly, the ultimate lesson of life

Here is, quite possibly, the ultimate lesson of life... brought to you in a simple conversation. I wonder how many people might recognize/remember the speech. This is the transcript.

2 people, R and T are talking:


R: Don't take it personally, its just his opinion. I've learned this long ago: what other people think of me is none of my business. But I want to say you're beautiful. That's the reason you're here. Can I hug you right now? You're here because you're so fabulous, please don't forget that. It's about creative people, who are saying “I'm gonna do my own thing.' and inspire other people to do that, and I think you're doing that. Its not easy, its not easy. It's almost an act of treason in a male dominated society. So we're gonna be up against a lot of criticism.

T: So why feed into that negativity, though?

R: Its there. It's just part of the experience.

T: Why do we have to be the negative asshole? Why can't we be the Pollyannas?

R: This is a competition, there are polar opposites. If we all just said you're fabulous, you're fabulous, you're amazing, you're amazing... there's nothing to it.

T: Because I am amazing!

R: You are!

T: But why are you giving me so much negativity?

R: Because you forgot it, you forgot you are amazing. If you take on someone else's negativity, its because, goddamnit, you forgot it! Its not my responsibility to make you feel good all the time. You're not a loser, that's why you're here today! You forgot who you were... we didn't forget, you forgot! You forgot, Tammy, you forgot that you're fabulous. Don't blame me for that! That's your fucking responsibility. And that's the same for all of you, the reason you're here is because you're all goddamn stars! How many times do we have to put that in your head? You're a fucking star! Don't let anybody tell you that you're not! If I had a nickel for every time somebody said to me 'you can't become a star' I'd have a million billion dollars! I know what I am, I don't forget who I am, and that's true for all of you. Never forget! Everyone's gonna tell you “no, you can't do it, you can't do it, you can't do it” but that's because they're projecting their negativity onto you! Now, we can't tell you that, because you won't believe it. You have to earn it. You have to own it yourself. I'm telling you now so we can end this conversation. You have to own it yourself, Dorothy. “Why did you tell me all we had to do was click our heels three times?” Because goddamnit, you wouldn't believe me! And that's why you're here. You're in this competition so that you own it, you own it. So that you process it, you process it. “Oh, they're saying bad things about me.” Own it, own it, and then you get to the understanding that “Oh, that wasn't me, that was their shit. That had nothing to do with me. That was them!” And then you own it. You know what... every time that happens to you in life, the time it takes for you to catch yourself gets shorter and shorter. Does that negativity ever go away, that self-doubt, does it go away? No, it doesn't go away. We can't tell you this, you have to walk through the fire. You walk through the fire, then you own it, and you can go” “Come for me, bitches! Come for me. You can say whatever you want, because you know why? I'm motherfucking fierce!”.

A new LGBT study at UD

We want to talk to to LGTBQ young adults about the importance of social support in the lives of sexual minory adolescents.


* What was it like to grow up gay/lesbian?

* What were your relationships with your parents, peers and teachers like?

* As a teen, did you ever experience general peer victimization and/or victimization related to anti-gay harassment?

* Did your parents, peers, and/or teachers respond to your experiences of victimization and anti-gay harassment?

* Was there anything your parents, peers and/or teachers could have done or done in a different way that was supportive?

We want to hear about your experiences!!!


Please consider participating in this research project. We would like to interview young adults 18-24 who currently self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning to further understand the experiences of sexual minority youth.

Your story and experiences are very valuable! Your insights can help us understand the needs and concerns of sexual minority adolescents, and your experiences can help affect policies to better serve teens who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or uncertain of their sexual identity.

Please contact Deeanna M. Button, M.A.
University of Delaware
dmbutton@gmail.com
(302-276-0890)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"The Delaware GLU"

Like I said before, the speech was coming. Well, here it is.
Again, Ignite Wilmington is a conference set up showcase the forward thinkers of the city.
After watching this video, please subscribe to "IgniteWilmo" on YouTube to see the rest of the videos from that night.
If ever you have questions, comments, concerns or events to be announced, email me at delawareglu.gmail.com
Thanks so much for your support this far,
Joe.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

School Must Pay Constance $81K

The Advocate Magazine

The Advocate Magazine reports:
The Mississippi school district that canceled a high school prom because a lesbian student wanted to bring her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo was ordered to pay $81,000 in legal fees to the student, Constance McMillen.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Here's a really fascinating article

Psychology Today Magazine

See no Race, See no Gay: What Proponents of a Gay-Blind Approach to Bullying in the Schools can Learn from Race Relations....
Why the gay-blind approach to bullying won't work.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Eartha Kitt- "Burned as a Witch"

Happy (early) Halloween!!!
This is a surprisingly cute video.
I appreciate the time it took just editing it together... Enjoy!


Friday, October 22, 2010

Upcoming this Weekend

Upcoming this Weekend:

1. Poker Night (Delaware Pride)
2. Haven's "Big O" Bingo
3. Ladies of the 80's "Halloween Spooktacular"
4. Bingo a Go-Go
5. Hayride with Haven
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1. Poker Night (Delaware Pride)

Its Po-po-po-po Poker Night!!!

Friday, October 22 from 7-9:00 pm

Come out and Play Texas Hold'em Poker. The proceeds go to benefit Delaware Pride. There is a Bounty Tournament starting at 7PM, Buy in is $35, $5 is the Bounty, $10 to the Prize Pool and $10 goes to Delaware Pride. There are also cash games. It's just like playing at the casino but in a friendly environment. Instead of the rake of the pot going to the casino it goes to the charity. For more info the Lounge number is 302-521-3849.

Middletown Sports Lounge
366 East Main St
Middletown, DE

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2. Haven's "Big O" Bingo

Friday, Oct. 22 7:00pm

Trabant Multi-purpose Room
Newark, DE

Dear University of Delaware, I'm fairly certain that you love at least one of the following:

1. Helping victims of domestic violence
2. Playing Bingo
3. Winning sex toys
4. Faking Orgasms.... in public!


Lucky for you, V-Day is providing you with an opportunity to do ALL FOUR OF THESE THINGS.

That's right! Big O Bingo is BACK! So come out and join us for a night of fun and sexy ACTIVISM!!

Proceeds will go towards Abriendo Puertas - a shelter for immigrant women that provides temporary housing for victims of violence AND runs a 24-hour bi-lingual Domestic Violence Hotline.

Suggested Donations:
$2 for 1 card
$5 for 3 cards

AND - get excited - the cards can be used AGAIN AND AGAIN. Just like the vibrators you could win! And hopefully like the types of orgasms you experience.


**NEW ANNOUNCEMENT**

Haven will be raffling off a BRAND SPANKING NEW IPOD!! I've seen it folks, ant it's REAL hot. BE THERE.

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3. Ladies of the 80's "Halloween Spooktacular"

Saturday Oct 23
9:30 pm

Cube Restaurant & Bar
16 Marrows Road
Newark, DE

We'll be doing 80s and non-80s songs, lots of fun songs for Halloween! Featuring Anita Mann, Karyn Thomas, Lady Lords. MUCH more than a drag show! Halloween goodie bags to the first 80 people, three $75 costume prizes, 13 great gift bags to lucky winners, and a 50/50! $5 cover at the door, or buy tickets in advance: www.cuberestaurant.com. Why not come in early for a great dinner?!?

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4. BINGO A GO-GO

Sunday Oct 24
6:00pm

Cranston Heights Fire Co
3306 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE

Bingo-A-Go-Go is a joint fundraiser of AIDS Delaware, Delaware Pride, and the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware.

Bingo is held in Rehoboth at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and in Wilmington at Cranston Heights Firehall. See the location based upon the event date. Doors open at 6:00 PM with the first game called at 7:00 PM. You must be at least 14 to enter and 18 to play. Alcohol is not permitted at Bingo-A-Go-Go.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door (10 Games). Food and Beverages are available during the games. For more information call (302) 652-6776 and ask for John Klein, or email him at jklein@aidsdelaware.org.

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5. Hayride with Haven

Sunday Oct 24
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This Sunday, instead of our regularly scheduled meeting, Haven is getting in the fall spirit and car-pooling to go to the hayride in Elkton, Maryland, which is only about 15 minutes from campus. Everyone should meet at Trabant Circle at 3:00 pm, although drivers (who have/need to fill out drivers forms) should be there at 2:40 pm. The hayride and bonfire is scheduled from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, so we will return shortly after that. But also, it's FREE! PLEASE drop by the Haven office to sign up if you want to come.

So come hang out with amazing people, make some awesome memories, and, well, that's really all life's all about. ;)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

(oct 22) Poker Night for Pride

Its Po-po-po-po Poker Night!!!

October 22 from 7-9:00 pm

Come out and Play Texas Hold'em Poker. The proceeds go to benefit Delaware Pride. There is a Bounty Tournament starting at 7PM, Buy in is $35, $5 is the Bounty, $10 to the Prize Pool and $10 goes to Delaware Pride. There are also cash games. It's just like playing at the casino but in a friendly environment. Instead of the rake of the pot going to the casino it goes to the charity. For more info the Lounge number is 302-521-3849.

Middletown Sports Lounge
366 East Main St
Middletown, DE

Why Delaware GLU exists...

On October 7, Delaware GLU was presented to an audience of about 150 people at the Ignite Wilmington conference.
"Ignite Wilmington is an information exchange for fostering and inspiring Wilmington’s creative community. In one evening, you’ll hear passionate speakers from our creative and technical communities talking about interesting current projects or favorite ideas for just five minutes. Presentations will educate and inspire you, and maybe even make you laugh in the process."
-- from their website: www.ignitewilmington.com


The Speech:
DelawareGLU is Delaware's first Gay/Lesbian news blog. It's a blog I've started in an attempt to bring order to the gay community of DE. Online, you can find it at: delawareglu.blogspot.com... the G.L.U. stands for Gays and Lesbians United ... because we've got to stick together!

This was a concept I was thinking of doing for a while.
I had known about a website in Philadelphia that listed upcoming events and miscellaneous information in regard to the gay population. This was my primary inspiration.

After thinking about it, I came to realize that Wilmington could pull this off, but there's more to Wilm's population that simply those in Wilmington: there's Hockessin, Newark, there's even Middletown. All of whom live close enough that they are willing to drive here and be patrons of the city. This is paralleled in the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisex, transgender) community. So I couldn't ignore events at UD, Dover, or Rehoboth, which is a nationally renowned gay destination.

Consequentially, for this to be successful, I had to make this calendar be all-encompassing to the state of DE. This is possible because Delaware is a small state. There are about 7 or 8 primary LGBT organizations and each of these organizations have their own separate mission statement. I would notice on Facebook, Facebook being a common ground to make your announcements, these groups would post their events. It saddened me that some of these events would go unnoticed because many people don't even know these groups exist (COLAGE or PFLAG). There were so many amazing things happening independently from one another with little to no support from other groups, and they all just needed some form of ...glue!

So I decided to start a blog. My theory was: If nobody else will, then I guess I have to! I decided to take the initiative and make it my responsibility. After talking to Michelle K Fitzgerald, primary blogger for DE Arts, she requested to meet up and helped me set it up.

It's still a very grassroots concept, it's no giant organization, but I think it can be a platform for greater things. When you visit, you'll see I post up events from the local organizations, anything regarding LGBT news, or any random fun stuff (videos, music etc). Now that it exists, Delawareans have a place they can go to stay informed!

After a few months passed, I decided to take advantage of FB to create a page for DEGLU because that's pretty much where the public goes. We just reached 200 fans; I can see us having more, but it might take time.

This is ultimately a way to use technology such as the internet at its best to connect the gay community. Compared to the LGBT community 10 to 15 years ago, Wilmington's current LGBT community is broken. I hear from older residents they had 3 gay bars in the downtown area and the Pride festival was held in Rodney Square! The thought of that almost seems like a joke, we have one gay bar and its hard to create community when it seems people don't want to be around each other.

In January, I sent a questionnaire to 300 people, both friends and strangers, asking for their opinion of how to generate community spirit. A large majority of the responses were wishes that we could have just one building or one cafe to call our own. Since then, I've been toying with the idea of starting an LGBT community center right here in Wilmington. There's one in Rehoboth, but that's in Rehoboth.


A community is a group of people who live in the vicinity of the area. It's a group of people who have some connection, some sense of family, but many of these people are strangers to one another its sad when Wilmington has a good amount of great people.

Before I finish, I simply would like to take a moment to inject that I'm 25 years old. Although I may be young, I hope my age is perceived as an advantage. I'm essentially the future of this city. So by being involved now, I have the potential to develop this city into what I see it looking like and that's half the reason I got involved.

This is exactly the reason Ignite exists. It's all about motivated people, motivating people

Finally I'd like to say Thanks to the people at Ignite for inviting me.
Have a good night.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dan Choi Reenlists in the Army

Lt. Dan Choi, who was honorably discharged by the U.S. Army in July under "don't ask, don't tell," is in New York seeking to apply for entry into the U.S. Marine Corps — the same day a Pentagon spokeswoman said that military recruiters have been informed they must accept gay applicants.

Choi tweeted on Tuesday that he is "Headed to Times Square Recruiting Station" and told The Advocate he expects to meet gay rights advocate David Mixner at the recruiting office as well as Justin Elzie, who was honorably discharged under DADT in 1997.
Read the article here:
The Advocate

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Discussion of LGBT Youth Needs

In response to the recent string of suicides by sexual minority teens, and noting an apparent lack of services for this population, AIDS Delaware is hosting a forum to discuss the needs of young LGBT people and available services (and gaps in service) in Delaware. Please join us!

WHAT: A discussion of LGBT Youth needs, services available, and gaps in service

WHEN: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, from 10am to 12pm

WHERE: Community Service Building, 100 West 10th Street, Room 6, Wilmington, DE 19801

We recognize that young LGBT people live across the state, and that many service providers from Kent and Sussex Counties may be unable to attend this meeting. If you are a service provider from one of our southern counties and you would like to tell us about a need that you see or a service you provide, please send that information to me and I will be happy to share it. Once we see how this discussion goes, we may host additional sessions in a more centralized location.

PLEASE RSVP to me (email preferred – jklein@aidsdelaware.org) by Monday, October 18th if you plan to attend. Also, please feel free to share this notice with others who may be interested.

Thank you,
John

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John Klein
Executive Director
AIDS Delaware
100 West 10th Street
Suite 315
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone - (302)652-6776 x206
Fax - (302)652-5150
jklein@aidsdelaware.org

“We are all HIV+” ~Diamanda Galas

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Josh Groban - You Are Loved

The lyrics of this song speak to so many people from so many facets of the world.

"Everybody wants to be understood, well I can hear you.
Everybody wants to be loved. Don't give up, because you are loved."

"You are loved.
Don't give up.
It's just the weight of the world.
Don't give up.
Every one needs to be heard.
You are loved"


No matter what you're feeling, look around, there's a world of people you might not know who would be willing to support you. Simply put, it gets better. You are loved.


FCKH8.com Straight Talk About Gay Marriage

Children swearing is always fun.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

This Sunday: COLAGE's Meet and Greet

Sunday, October 17 · 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location First & Central Presbyterian Church
1101 Market Street, Rodney Square
South Wilmington, DE

More Info **NEW**

We are expanding to a teen group - so come on out and meet others with families just like yours!!

**NEW**

COLAGE is the only national youth-driven network that connects people with an LGBTQ parent to a community of peers. Living in a world that treats our family differently can be isolating or challenging.

By connecting with others who share our experience, COLAGE helps us ...appreciate that our difference is our strength. With the realization, we become leaders and advocates who make change that happens.

PFLAG Meeting Tonight (oct 14)

October 14
7:00 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church
(corners of 13th and Rodney sts)

Monthly PFLAG Meeting
(Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Here's there link:
PFLAG Delaware

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

News Journal covers the Candlelit Vigil

Thanks again to those who organized it, those who spoke, and those who came. Your love was palpable. Keep those candles burning in your hearts.


News Journal covers the Candlelit Vigil



Homophobic harassment and bullying have been linked to the suicides nationwide in the past six weeks of 11 male students who were gay or presumed to be gay by classmates.

The vigil coincided with the 12-year anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard. Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was tied to a fence in a remote area of Laramie, beaten and left for dead. Dan Cole, president of Haven, an LGBT advocacy group at the University of Delaware, lit a candle for Shepard and 11 more for the teens who committed suicide in recent weeks.

Speakers shared their stories of being ridiculed because of their sexual orientation, and many came forward to tell how close they came to committing suicide because they felt hated and alone.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Musings of a Torn Girl

Musings of a Torn Girl

Today, I am torn. For the past few days, I’ve watched my friend’s status update on facebook counting down to National Coming Out Day: “I’m coming out for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.” It’s stance to fight inequality and harassment, and promote self and community acceptance. It’s a sentiment I want to get behind. What am I supposed to do today? Am I supposed to speak up? I have a husband. I have a child. I am an active member of my religious community. However, I am also bisexual. This isn’t an idea I’ve just come to or a passing fancy. It is part of who I am. I am not confused or searching. I am thirty and I’ve known my whole life. My husband knows, my good friends know, and I’m sure if you told my acquaintances they wouldn’t be surprised. Yet, I’m not prepared to post it on a status update or sign my name to this post. Why?
Being bisexual simply isn’t acceptable to either side. Gays and lesbians assume I’m hiding behind a straight life and heterosexuals think I’m simply sex-crazed or trying to fulfill the fantasy of some heterosexual male. I am neither. I didn’t choose my sexuality. I didn’t choose who I love. I fell in love with a man and I married him. I could have easily fallen for a woman. Still, the thought of posting—I am bisexual-- makes me uncomfortable. When we fight for gay rights, we are fighting for equality and acceptance. We fight for people’s right to love and create and create a life with another human being. I already have that life. I already love someone. Furthermore, if I come out as bisexual, what I’m really revealing is my sexual desires. I don’t think the world needs to know my sexual desires.
Thus, I remain torn.

I AM WHAT I AM - La Cage aux Folles

Happy National Coming Out Day!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Indigo Girls - Galileo

Coming to the Grand Opera House (Wilmington, DE) Oct. 20, 2010 @ 8:00
The Indigo Girls


Natalie Merchant - My Skin

Coming to the Grand Opera House in Wilmington
October 19, 2010 at 8:00

NATALIE MERCHANT!!!



Thursday, October 7, 2010

CNN reports on The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project
To reach the Trevor Lifeline, call 866-4-U-TREVOR.

"Welcome to one of the two national call centers for The Trevor Lifeline, America's only 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention hot line for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youths. The lifeline is a cornerstone of The Trevor Project, a broader nonprofit dedicated to promoting acceptance of LGBTQ youths and to preventing suicides.

Between this center and another on the East Coast -- at least one is open at all times -- about 30,000 calls are fielded each year. They come from young people struggling with who they are and those who feel desperately alone. They are from kids who've been kicked out of their homes and those whose friends have rejected them. They are from students being tormented by text messages and, at times, those who are poised with a bottle of pills or a gun."

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

That's Gay!

If you boys didn't already know, here's a little nugget of wisdom.
(Ladies, you're exempt)
Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Upcoming events

1. DE Pride Community Meeting
2. Drag Show at La Boom
3. DE Renaissance Meeting
4. Haven's Drag Show
5. Draggalicious
6. GLBT appreciation at Hanover Presbyterian Church
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Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010

DE Pride Community Meeting
Held on the 1st Thursday of Every Month @ 7:00 PM
at the New Ark United Church of Christ
300 East Main St., Newark, DE

If you can't make the meeting, join us for dinner.
To find us, call 302-563-7946

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Thursday Oct 7, 2010
Drag Show at La Boom

3421 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington DE 19808
$5 before 10:30, $10 after 10:30

Featuring: Dior Douglas, Daria, Jenny Nicole and Paige Turner

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Saturday, Oct 9, 2010
Delaware Renaissance Meeting

Doors open at 8:00 pm and the meeting starts at 8:30 pm at the First Unitarian Church, 730 Halstead Road, in Talleyville.

The entrance is in the rear at the Youth Enrichment Center. Our meetings are open to all who seek education about the transgendered community, or support in a safe, secure, nonsexual environment: crossdressers, transvestites, transsexuals, transgenderists, their families and friends, and interested professionals.

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Saturday Oct 9, 2010

Haven's Drag Show
@7:00pm

Come to Haven's biggest event of the year, our annual Drag Show! Co-sponsored by SGA, RSA, SCPAB, HOLA, NEDAC, Greek Council, RSA, and Women's Studies, Haven is bringing in professional drag queens for the performance of the year, and you've never seen anything more fierce or fabulous.

This year will feature host and performer Sahara Davenport, who was a contestant on the reality competition show RuPaul's Drag Race!

Tickets will be sold at the door, $7 with a UD ID and $10 without.

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Sunday Oct 10, 2010.... 8:00pm.

Draggalicious at Theater N

The movie discussed the issues of transgenders acceptance in the society, as well as the public concerns in LGBT community.

Don't miss the World Premiere of "DRAGGILICIOUS" at Theater N in Wilmington, DE on 10/10/2010 @ 8 PM. See you there.

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Sunday Oct 10, 2010
A celebration of LGBT diversity

Hanover Presbyterian--at corners of Baynard Blvd, 18th, and Jefferson--for the 2nd year will devote 4 Sundays to celebrating GLBT Diversity beginning 19 Sept through 10 Oct. Adult Sunday School (11:40 a.m.) will have a different speaker or panel each Sunday, Worship will include music and sermon, and... the series culminates in a concert at 3 p.m., 10 Oct, with the theme "Gay-Straight Alliance" with readers and performers both gay and straight. Performers include Michael Hunter, Angie Robinson, Chris Berg, Brian Gray, myself, Rainbow Chorale, and readers from AIDS Delaware, Just For Youth, PFLAG, Hanover, Delaware Pride will read texts from the musical Get Used To It by Tom Wilson Weinberg...great poems. All are free; please join us!

Friday, September 24, 2010

AIDS Walk Wilmington

It's this upcoming Sunday... are you ready?

AIDs Walk

Click the link above for the site's info!

See you there!
deglu

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Link

Diamond State Pride


Just added: Diamond State Pride, it's a collection of photographs of past events, Bingo, Pride Fest, etc.

Please check the CHAIN OF LINKS off to the right for links to other LGBT groups or organizations in Delaware.

The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware / GALA / Inscription of Hope

The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware sings the National Anthem for Philadelph...

The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware : Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mom on Homosexuality

Coming up on Sunday: COLAGE will have their monthly Youth meet up for kids 9-12 years old with at least one LGBTQ parent next Sunday. Here are the details:

First & Central Presbyterian Church
1101 Market Street, Rodney Square
Wilmington, DE 19801
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Time to be there:

3:00 to 5:00 PM

When: Sunday -September 19th Email: Delaware@colage.org

Find them on Facebook below. (also, click "LIKE" on their page to become a fan and receive every update they post!)

COLAGE Delaware on Facebook

Joe Biden talks about DADT

Joe Biden talks about DADT

Rachel Maddow interviewed Vice President Joseph Biden, who said he was personally involved in the effort to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the senate and expressed confidence that a potential Republican filibuster could be overcome.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Kerry Ellis - Anthem (Chess)

This is for my Broadway lovers....

Friday, September 10, 2010

6 events this Weekend....

September 10,11,12, 2010

1. Brandywine Arts Festival
2. Ladies of the 80's
3. Renaissance (DE Chapter) Meeting
4. Haven's Tailgate Party
5. Pride Bowling
6. Haven's Sex Talk

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Brandywine Arts Festival
http://www.brandywinearts.com/


Saturday, September 11th, 2010
10 am - 5pm
Sunday, September 12th, 2010
10 am - 4pm


Join a 50-year tradition of arts music and food, along the Brandywine River in Wilmington, DE!

$5 cover (Tickets include FREE admission to the Brandywine Zoo)
Children under 10 years are FREE!!

Location: Brandywine Park and Josephine Gardens

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Ladies of the 80's Drag show

This Saturday, September 11, the "Ladies of the 80s" female impersonation revue returns to The Cube Restaurant & Bar in Newark, Delaware! This great show will feature all 80s music, performed by your hostess, Anita Mann, and Karyn Thomas, and Brie Daniels. The show starts at 9:30pm, and all ages are welcome. There is a $5 cover at the door, or tickets may be purchased in advance at www.cuberestaurant.com.

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Renaissance (DE chapter) Meeting
Saturday Sept 11, 2010

Doors open at 8:00 pm and the meeting starts at 8:30 pm at the First Unitarian Church, 730 Halstead Road, in Talleyville.

The entrance is in the rear at the Youth Enrichment Center. Our meetings are open to all who seek education about the transgendered community, or support in a safe, secure, nonsexual environment: crossdressers, transvestites, transsexuals, transgenderists, their families and friends, and interested professionals.

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Haven's Tailgating Party

Sat. Sept 11, 2010
11:00 - 1:00

The 3rd tent in the Group Tent Hospitality Area (just north of the football stadium)
More Info Haven has teamed up with SGA, HOLA, and SCPAB to go tailgating before the football game this Saturday!

There will be a lot of food provided, included burgers, veggie burgers, a chili dog bar, cookies, chips and snacks, and sodas and water.
NOTE: Absolutely no alcohol will be permitted in or around our tent.

Everyone is responsible for getting their own tickets to the game. You can get your ticket for free at the box office in Trabant with your student ID. Wear blue and gold for UD spirit!

You can walk to the stadium, park if you have a car, or take the bus. Buses will start running at 10:30 am from Perkins, Christiana Commons, and Rodney/Dickinson, and the buses run every 20 minutes.

We'll be playing icebreakers and some games after everyone eats, so we hope you can make it!

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DE PRIDE Bowling!!!

Sat. Sept 11, 2010
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Bowl-A-Rama
3031 New Castle Avenue
New Castle, DE

(must be on-time as 2 hours of bowling starts at 7pm SHARP)

$10 Per Bowler (Includes Shoes & 2 Hours of Bowling)

A great way to socialize and make new friends while getting some exercise. Invite your friends and come out and have a BALL with US!!

The event is open to all Sexual Orientations!!


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Haven's SEX TALK

Trabant Center: Newark, DE.
Rooms: 209/211

During our regularly scheduled meeting, Wellspring is coming out to give Haven one of their fabulous sex talks. Come learn about sex (like names for activities that people do in bed that you would have NEVER imagined), and what the risks involved are and how you can stay safe. You'll be free to ask any question that tickles your fancy, and they'll come with answers.

On top of that, we'll be handing out free condoms, lube, and dental dams.

Come on, you know you're curious. ;)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Christine Kane - She Don't Like Roses

A beautiful song for Friday.
"She Don't Like Roses" by Christine Kane


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Makeup (Wig in a box)

One of my favorite numbers from one of my favorite LGBT movies!!!
Enjoy.

LGBT Questionnaire

Some of you might remember I sent out about 300 emails featuring the questionnaire below. Now that I'm coming back to the idea, I'd like to share some of your ideas. But first, this is the questionnaire: (also, if you're reading it for the first time and have some opinions, PLEASE email me at delawareglu@gmail.com)....

As a resident of Wilmington, it's important to me to live in a thriving city with a wide variety of fun/relaxing/elegant/outrageous things to do. Most everyone I know would agree, especially my friends in the LGBT community. Wilmington can seem “fun-challenged” at times, or maybe it’s just that the types of activities offered don’t appeal to you personally.

I'm writing you to get your opinions of what could be done differently:

A. What would you recommend changing to improve the evenings in Wilmington?
B. What events would you like to see started?
C. What sort of business/venue would you like to see opened?
D. Are there any establishments you patronize already who aren't specifically LGBT focused but could benefit from a greater sense of tolerance and support between each respective community?
E. What would it take for you, yourself to get out of your house and attend an event?


The primary purpose for the questions is based on the notion that we are a community. But what does that mean? A community is more than one person, one event, or one location. I'm incredibly envious of towns smaller than us that have Pride Parades, “gayborhoods,” rainbow flags on various houses, shops or restaurants and they understand “date night” to have a broad and inclusive meaning. It’s a chicken/egg scenario: we need a community to make these things work; we need these things to work to make us feel like a community. I’d like to see Wilmington be that kind of town, and so I am starting with something that I can impact: our sense of community.

I intend to send this message out to every person I know in hopes of getting excellent feedback from as many minds as possible. Hopefully, your feedback will help the various gay organizations in the state better understand the needs of the people. Consider this a community meeting you can attend online. The goal: To get the LGBT Community thinking about how to be a better community. Currently, there are groups and organizations struggling to kindle something, but many are hitting roadblocks. Again, it seems important to gauge what would excite you enough to show up somewhere, to sign up for something, or to attend an event knowing it's an LGBT oriented event.

If you respond, be genuine. Remember that details are key! Maybe you can suggest ways that you could offer help (advice, donations, talents). If ultimately you're not interested in evening events, are there any services or support groups geared toward the LGBT community that you would like to take advantage of?

If you've gotten this far, thanks for reading and I hope to hear back from you! There is no such thing as a bad response!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Children of Same-sex Parents excel in School

Stanford research finds that children of gay and straight couples do equally well in school. By mining data from the 2000 Census, sociologist Michael Rosenfeld figured out the rates at which kids raised by gay and straight couples repeated a grade during elementary or middle school. He found that children of same-sex parents have essentially the same educational achievement as their peers growing up in heterosexual households.

Stanford University Report

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Email me:

If ever you have any questions, concerns, promotional ideas or just want to say hello: delawareglu@gmail.com

Don't be a stranger, this state is too small for that!

Sunday August 29, 2010: Around the Fountain

The free event will be held on Sunday, Aug. 29 from noon to 5 p.m. in the city’s newest park, Cool Spring Reservoir Park at 11th and Franklin Streets.

The family-friendly event will include art vendors and demonstrations ranging from leather artists to stained glass, live music, belly dancers, flutists, ice cream, old-fashioned picnic games, water ice, food and much more. The games and contests will include tug-of-war, water balloon tosses, sack races and hula hoop contests.

The Delaware Humane Association will also be on hand to lead the pet games, silly animal tricks and pet photos for all of the pet lovers in the community.

The event will include many members of the Cool Spring/Tilton neighborhood as vendors or performers. In addition, some Wilmington arts organizations will have display tables to promote their upcoming seasons.

For more information, visit www.downtownwilmington.com.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wanda Sykes talks to Larry King

Wanda Sykes describes when she knew she was gay.


Wanda on Larry King

Monday, August 23, 2010

Breaking News: Early Christians Condoned Gay Marriage

AlterNet.com


The following passage is the final paragraph and final thoughts of the article above:


Conservative Christians who insist that "traditional marriage" has always been "between a man and a woman" are wrong and historically uninformed. Thus, they are poor guides for lawmakers and judges.


There is strong support in world religions for the view that homosexuality is not the problem; heterosexism is.

The principles of justice and equality that pulsate through those flawed but powerful classics that we call the “world religions,” are moving toward seeing heterosexism, with its resistance to same-sex loving unions, as a prejudice in a class with sexism, racism, anti-Arabism and anti-Semitism.

Humanity needs its exuberant diversity but humans shrink from it.

As theologian William Sloane Coffin said: “Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with — and perhaps the most dangerous thing to live without.”

Thursday, August 19, 2010

This weekend in Delaware:

Saturday August 21 2010:

The "Ladies of the 80s" return to the Cube on Saturday, August 21! Showtime of 9:30pm, $5 cover at the door, or tickets can be purchased in advance at www.cuberestaurant.com. This great show will feature Anita Mann, Karyn Thomas, and Joey Josephs. It's "Cyndi Lauper Month!" We'll be doing some Cyndi songs, and raffling off a brand-new-in-the-box Ladies of the 80s Cyndi Lauper Barbie Doll. Why not come out early for a delicious dinner? All-80s dance party after the show. Reservations for large parties are accepted by the Cube. For more information about this fabulous show, contact Anita Mann.

Cube Restaurant & Bar
16 Marrows Road
Newark, DE

Sunday August 22, 2010:


Delaware Pride Presents ~ Pride Skate
from 6:45pm – 8:45pm

Event Held At:
...The Rust Ice Arena
547 South College Ave.
Newark, DE 19716
Phone# 302-831-2868
http://www.udel.edu/icearena/

$6 Per Skater plus $3 for skate rental

A great way to socialize and make new friends while getting some exercise. Invite your friends and come out and have a BLAST with US!!

Just let the cashier know you are with the Delaware Pride Group to get the group rate.

The event is open to all Sexual Orientations!!

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Decay of Proposition 8

CNN: Opinions of Prop. 8

Here is a really brilliant article. It claims that although the opponents of Prop 8 might be able to convince many citizens, their arguments don't provide any evidence to convince the US Courts.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Gay Gene

Psychology Today Magazine

Here's an article with some interesting opinions.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Funny stuff

Check out this hilarious video of out comic Fortune Feimster from this season of "Last Comic Standing"


Rachel Zoe Parody -- Rachel Gets Fat (Episode 1)

Check out this hilarious video of out comic Fortune Feimster from this season of "Last Comic Standing"

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hey GLEE fans, guess what?!


Hey GLEE fans, guess what?!

Jane Lynch SNL

Just announced: Out actress Jane Lynch will host SNL in October!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Prop 8 FAIL

"Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite sex couples are superior to same-sex couples. Because California has no interest in discriminating against gay men and lesbians, and because Proposition 8 prevents California from fulfilling its constitutional obligation to provide marriages on an equal basis, the court concludes that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional." -- Judge Vaughn Walker

Monday, July 26, 2010

Take a Walk on the Wild side (8/8/2010)

BINGO a GO GO

August 8th 2010 (Sunday)
Cranston Heights Firehall

The theme: The Animal Kingdom!!!

woof! grr! meow! cockadoodledoo!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fashion vs. Style

Thanks to the lovely people at Psychology Today for their insight into the fashion world.

"What is Style?"

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dates to remember:

Hey all,
I apologize for my negligence to this blog during July, but let me try and make up for lost time with a few dates:


July 25, 2010: DE Pride Organizational Meeting Sussex County (CAMP Rehoboth@ 4:30)
August 22: 2010: Pride Skate (Rust Arena, Newark)
September 18, 2010: Delaware Pride Festival (Cape Henlopen St. Park)
September 28, 2010: AIDS Walk (Wilmington)

Keep your calendars open!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Lesbians in Cinema

Lesbians in Cinema

Thanks to the Current TV channel for this adorable production.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Gayborhood

We found this wonderful article about the history of Philly's 'Gayborhood.'

Philadelphia's Gayborhood

Friday, July 2, 2010

Google corrects their tax inequalities

If you haven't already heard Google's news, here's an article to back it up.
Little by little our community's needs are being heard and recognized.
Thanks Google, every little bit helps!

Google corrects tax inequality

Monday, June 28, 2010

Proud to be Bisexual

If this article describes you, you may not be alone.


CNN Article

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thanks Hillary

Check out this article, its always nice to have friends in high places.

Hillary Clinton speaks at State Department GLBT event

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A wonderful article in the paper:

The News Journal


Click the link above to read the article about Wilmington's chapter of PFLAG.

Monday, June 14, 2010

An interview with COLAGE

1: Could you describe your position and a provide brief description of COLAGE?

I am one of the Co-Coordinators of the Colage-DE chapter along with Jolly Bailey. We started this group in April 2009 for kids that have at least one LGBTQ identified parent between the age of 9-12. This kids get together once a month at First and Central in Wilmington. Rev Doug Gerdts has been very supportive of this group and his community has provided a wonderful space for the kids to meet up. There is something very endearing about watching these kids get together and know that this space is free of questions about their families and to know they are not alone. Living in a world that treats our families differently and discriminates against us can be challenging and be quite isolating. This group is a social/support group for these kids.

Colage National is 20 year old group that works to build community and promote social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy and has approximately 30 chapters across the country, and more than 20,000 supporters.

We have lots of amazing people who have come out to help this local Delaware group. We currently have 7 facilitators now who volunteer for us and one professor from Widener who serves as the facilitator mentor. What this highly creative and energized group seeks to do together is to attempt to have at least one subject matter that involves the issues around LBGTQ families and then for the rest of the time make their time together alot of fun. So there may be discussions around bullying and how best to handle or how to deal with hearing negative comments about our families. Funny story - for Gay Pride month we talked about prominent historical gay figures and one the kids pondered on this a moment and said; "I bet some cavemen were gay too!!" There is kickball, dodgeball, painting and any other suggestions that the kids may have. The group belongs to the kids - they have their own kid only space and a set of rules and agreements they have decided and signed off on. They decide through voting which activities they would like to do. We average around 12 kids for each meetup with the most being 16 kids so the word is getting out and we are growing.



2: What relevance or significance does COLAGE have to the LGBT community? (I wanted to ask these same 5 questions to every lgbt/lgbt-owned organization in the state... that's why this might feel redundant in regard to COLAGE.)

If a COLAGEr chooses to speak out on issues there is not a more powerful voice to be heard!! These kids have a perspective that is unique and in the media whenever there are discussions of LGBTQ parents, same-sex relationships or marriage it is inevitable that the question, "But what about the children?" will be raised. COLAGE is committed to promoting the voices of youth and adults with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender parents as a response to this question and to promote the visibility of those of us with the unique experience of having one or more LGBT parent. COLAGE National and the members of the Speak OUT program are a powerful antidote to homophobia, transphobia and intolerance as use their voices and experiences to raise awareness about the real experiences of people with LGBTQ parents and counter the attempts to invalidate, demean, or attack our families.

3: Why did you decide to join COLAGE?

There was a core group of this age group that had grown up doing events through DE family Pride and they were not as interested in Santa or Easter Bunny events as they got older. Colage was the natural next step to keeping these kids connected and providing support as they get older and may run into issues in middle school. We hope in the future to expand the age group to include all ages. There is an adult group just starting as well for folks over the age of 21. Stay tuned on this one...

4: Is there something that the public often misconstrues about COLAGE?

We as LGBTQ individuals have struggled – on many issues and will continue to have challenges as a people as long as the community in which we live is less than supportive of who we are; and our families. However, our struggles are not necessarily our kid’s struggles. Many of these kids are not LGBT themselves (some are "2nd generation" , which is a term our LGBTQ kids use to identify themselves). Their struggles are not our struggles for they have their own. And they do not have to champion our struggles – being a COLAGEr does not mean they have to be politically active. Some are - some are not. That does not mean they do not love us or support us in other ways.

A wise COLAGEr from the New York City chapter sent me a poem that makes this point. At Family Week COLAGE has day camp for the kids and they used to sing in Provincetown to close the week. The song is from a poem by Kahlil Gibran that was converted into a song by Sweet Honey & the Rock that I included below.


Childen


Your Children, are not your children,
they are the sons and the daughters
of life's longing for itself
they come through you, but they are not from you
and although they are with you, they belong not to you.
You can give them your love but not your thoughts
they have their own thoughts, they have their own thoughts
you can house their bodies but not their souls
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.


5: Tell me one thing you know about COLAGE that I wouldn't be able to find on the website?

COLAGErs are brave and inspiring. They love their families but they need their own private COLAGErs only space - it is part of the foundation of the group. They need a space where they don’t have to explain their family – where they can just be. One teen Colager shared that when they arrived at the North East COLAGE Chapter event in January they felt like they could truly breathe when the arrived. They need people around them to hear their stories when they can’t or choose not talk at home. They need to know they are not alone and isolated.

It is hard to be a Colager in this world. Our children don’t have to justify why they need Colager space – they just do.


Special thanks to Mary Tipping from COLAGE for her participation and wealth of information.

You may contact COLAGE via their Facebook page: Facebook.com/COLAGE

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A quote for the day:

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
-- Jonathan Swift

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Just DRAG!!!

THIS Friday, June 4, the New Candlelight Theatre in Ardentown (Wilmington) proudly presents “JUST DRAG…Back to Groovy!” The show has a 70s theme. All tickets include dinner, the show, and free parking. There will also be a cash bar.



This great show features many theatre cast members in drag, as well as local drag favorites Anita Mann, FeFe LaDaDa, Tisha Towers, and Angelique Audigier. There will be solo numbers and fabulous group numbers.



The show starts promptly at 8:00pm, with the doors opening at 6:00pm for dinner and cocktails. The show sold out last time, so purchase tickets now! Tickets are just $40 for dinner and the show. For tickets, call the theatre box office at 302.475.2313

Friday, May 28, 2010

Bingo a Go Go ReHoMo

This Saturday May 29, 2010
Rehoboth Convention Center @ 7:00pm

Bingo-A-Go-Go is a joint fundraiser of Delaware Pride, AIDS Delaware, and Rainbow Chorale.

Bingo is held at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and the Cranston Heights Firehall in Wilmington. See the location based upon the event date. Doors open at 6:00 PM with the first game called at 7:00 PM. Must be 14 or older to attend bingo. You must be 18 to play. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door (10 Games). Food and Beverages are available during the games. To buy your tickets or for more information call (302) 652-6776. (Visa/Master Card/Am Express & personal checks accepted).

Special Games Package is $8 (5 games, must be purchased before the first game). Individual Special Game is $2

Want to get more involved? We can always use volunteers to help at Bingo selling raffle tickets, game cards and as well as set-up and clean up. If you'd like to help, e-mail us at President@delawarepride.org

Does your business or organization want to sponsor a game? E-mail us at Bingosponsorship@delawarepride.org

This weekend at the beach

Friday May 28, 2010

Inferno Party
Cloud 9
235 Rehoboth Ave



Saturday May 29, 2010

ManDance (formerly MASS)
Double L Bar
622 Rehoboth Avenue


You know how these work: Both are huge parties in their respective bars. DJ's, dancing, lighting effects, hot guys..... use your imagination... or don't, and just show up to see for yourself!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday: Volunteer with DE Pride

Do you want to meet new friends or meet up with your old friends?

Come Volunteer at the Food Bank of Delaware!
14 Garfield Way, Newark DE 19713
6 PM - 8PM

You don't need to be on time and no experience is necessary!
We will be doing dinner afterward.

NOTE: You will get dirty, so dress accordingly

For more information, click on the links below:

Food Bank of Delaware
Delaware Pride

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday night

Join us at The Cube restaurant for "Friends of Dorothy Night"
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Watch the campy 80's flick MOMMIE DEAREST with your friends while enjoying drink specials and surprises! Ten percent of the bars proceeds will go to AIDS Delaware.


16 Marrows Road, Newark, DE
302. 533. 7178

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Upcoming this Weekend.

Friday May 21:

The CAMP Rehoboth Chorus
8:00 pm in the Milton Theater
$15 at the door.

The Wilmington Grand Prix begins!!!
Wilmington Grand Prix

Saturday May 22:
The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware presents "Freedom is Coming"

Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 8:00pm
Epworth United Methodist Church
19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Tickets: $20

To purchase tickets online, see their site here: Rainbow Chorale

Monday, May 17, 2010

A quote for the day:

"I've realized that people are more unique than I ever thought. I used to presume others saw things like I did, but of course they often don't. To be wise is to have respect for each others' unique journey and integrity and not to expect them to be or think like you."

-Annette Covino

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday's Events:

1. David Bromberg's Big Noise
2. Rainbow Chorale of Delaware
3. UD Haven's "Come Out for Music"

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1. The Light Up The Queen Foundation is proud to announce Bromberg's Big Noise In The Neighborhood presented by AAA, a music festival taking place at Wilmington, Delaware's riverfront on Saturday, May 15th from noon-8PM.

This fundraiser to help rebuild Wilmington's historic Queen Theater will feature some of our nation's finest musicians, led by Wilmington's own legend David Bromberg and his Big Band, and will be broadcast live on Philadelphia-based radio station WXPN, 88.5 FM, home of the nationally-syndicated program "World Cafe."

The "Big Noise" festival is a celebration of local music luminary David Bromberg and all the styles of American music that his playing encompasses: folk, rock, bluegrass and blues to name just a few.

Performing
-David Bromberg and his Big Band
-John Hiatt
-Sam Bush Band
-Railroad Earth
-Jorma Kaukonen
-Angel Band

To order tickets, please visit: Bromberg's Big Noise

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2. On May 15th The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware will present a program of uplifting and inspirational music from Africa. Through political strife and warfare, the people of Africa have found a common voice in their music. They sing to celebrate, they sing to mourn, they sing to protest, and they sing to praise. This music touches the human spirit, and brings people from all walks of life together in common harmony. We will feature the Sankofa African Dance and Drum Company

8:00pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church
RT 52 & Rodney Street

Visit their website for more information also tickets are available at the door.

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3. Come Out for Music
presented by UD's Haven

7:00 in the Trabant Building
Featuring LGBT Artists:
Todd Alsup Band
Pony Pants

Tickets sold at the door!
General Public: $5
UD ID: $3

2 Lady Gaga Concert Tickets Raffle!
Tickets are $1 each
Free ticket on entry

Bring friends!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ladies of the 80's (Friday, May 14)

THIS Friday, May 14, the "Ladies of the 80s" return to rock the Cube Restaurant & Bar in Newark! The show starts promptly at 9:30pm. This great female impersonation revue, featuring all 80s music and illusions, stars your hostess Anita Mann, Karyn Thomas, Brie Daniels, and the stage debut of Kathleen Francis. Tickets are $5 at the door.
You may also purchase tickets ahead of time at the Cube's site: The Cube Restaurant

The Cube is located at 16 Marrows Road in Newark. The show is family-friendly and open to all ages, with a very diverse audience. There will also be 80s Trivia for prizes, give-aways, show programs, and surprises!


(Thanks to Eric Morrison for the info.)