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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

World AIDS Day: Calendar of Events


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
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



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!”

New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Ardentown, DE


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.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Haven's Trans Awareness Discussion

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


"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