Welcome to Delaware GLU

Delaware Gays and Lesbians United
Because we must stick together!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday/Wednesday: Anita Lo

Tasty Tuesday and Wednesday's Woman combined!
Yes... I can join the two: The phenomenal out chef Anita Lo!


Chicken and Coconut Shumai

1. 1 pound ground chicken
2. 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
3. 1/4 cup coarsely shredded carrot
4. 2 Thai chiles, minced
5. 2 tablespoons chopped basil
6. 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
7. 2 tablespoons sugar
8. 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
9. 1 garlic clove, minced
10. 1 large egg, beaten
11. 1 small shallot, minced
12. 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
13. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
14. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
15. 40 wonton wrappers
16. Green leaf lettuce leaves, for steaming
17. Sriracha chili sauce, for serving

1. In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken with the coconut milk, carrot, chiles, basil, fish sauce, sugar, lime juice, garlic, egg, shallot, ginger, salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix thoroughly.
2. Hold a wonton wrapper in the palm of your hand; keep the rest covered with plastic wrap. Place a rounded tablespoon of filling in the center of the wrapper and pinch the edges all around to form a cup that is open about 1 inch at the top. Keep the shumai covered with plastic wrap. Repeat with the remaining wonton wrappers and filling.
3. Fill a wok or a very large skillet with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Line a double-tiered bamboo steamer with lettuce leaves and arrange the shumai in the steamer without crowding. Cover and steam over moderate heat until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Repeat with the remaining shumai. Serve right away, passing the chili sauce at the table.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Do you need a Boyfriend/ Girlfriend?

From the makers of the Snuggie, ShamWow, and OxyClean... comes the newest 2 things you simply must have!!!

Sunday Wisdom for Easter

Sunday Wisdom for Easter:

[1] The challenge of life isn't to be perfect, it's to be whole.
[2] Everyone dies, but not everyone lives.
[3] God gives us the tumult so we can get over it ourselves, not so He can fix everything for us.
[4] "In 3 words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on."
-- Robert Frost

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Techno Thursday: Earth Day edition!

Many Delawareans are already familiar with this site if you have a bid burgundy recycle bin outside your house. In other words, April 22 is Earth Day and this is a reminder to care!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Delaware GLU!

Wow, I can't believe it's been a year already!

So much has happened amidst Delaware's LGBT community in the past year,
where do I begin!!

* Ladies of the 80's
* The Pride Festival
* Crimson Idol
* Fierce Wednesdays
* A Candlelight Vigil
* Our Night Out
* a new PFLAG chapter in Rehoboth
* the Rainbow Chorale performing at Art Loops
(forgive me if I neglected something)
... and oh yeah... CIVIL UNIONS!

Go Delaware!!!

If you haven't already heard the story of GLU (Gays and Lesbians United), I have the video below. But all I want to say is thanks for the support, things appear more difficult if you convince yourself you're doing it alone. Fortunately, Delaware is small; everyone knows everyone.

In October, when I was asked to speak at the 4th Wilmington Ignite Conference, I figured no one was paying attention to what was happening online. That invitation came both as a surprise and as an honor. It was more of an honor to have been granted the opportunity to share my little baby blog with influential citizens of Delaware. Shortly after, GLU began amassing Facebook fans and therefore this little corner of the internet was generating its own heightened awareness of Delaware's lgbt community.

In December, I received another tremendous email, with the opportunity to be interviewed with Spark magazine. Once again, GLU was reaching new audiences. For this opportunity, I will be abundantly grateful. I don't know where or how far my influence lies, but I will continue maintaining this blog for as long as I am able. Yes, at times it's a lot, but I truly am grateful for all the amazing people I have met along the way. This ever-growing sense of family is so endearing and more motivating than anything else.

Hopefully it isn't much of a surprise that I hold a master calendar of everything happening in Delaware relevant to the lgbt community for the remainder of the year. I attend whichever meetings I am able and take vigorous notes! I want this community to thrive, but simply announcing things isn't enough. We all must make an effort to attend events and meetings as well.

If ever you have an event you would like for me to promote, email:

If you use Facebook, please find and "LIKE" Delaware GLU: [Facebook page]

Special thanks to Michelle Fitzgerald for helping me set up this blog itself; inspiration is cross-pollination!

Thanks again Delaware, the future is looking very bright for us!

Joe Sielski

And now the video:

Tasty Tuesday


Read more about it at www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1913,153167-233197,00.html
Content Copyright © 2011 Cooks.com - All rights reserved.

8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
4 egg yolks
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, cut into pieces at room temperature
1 3/4 c. chilled whipping cream
1 c. fresh brewed strong coffee, cooled
1/4 c. dark rum or (kahlua)
1 (12 oz.) prepared pound cake (or store bought), cut into 4 x 1 x 1/2 inch strips

In processor finely chop chocolate, set aside. In processor mix sugar, egg yolks; add vanilla and process until pale yellow. Add cheese gradually and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour. Beat whipping cream until stiff. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Cover and chill 1 hour (can be prepared 2 days ahead.) Pour strong coffee into large shallow dish. Dip cake strips in coffee to coat completely. Arrange strips on bottom of shallow dish. Sprinkle with half of chocolate, top with chilled cheese mixture. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Meditations

Possibly the Ultimate Lesson of Life

Click above if you'd like to find out why this was re-posted for Sunday!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Delaware Accepts Civil Union Bill [full article]


Delaware took a significant step toward equality Thursday when the house of representatives voted to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples. The proposal passed the senate last week and Gov. Jack Markell intends to sign the bill.

Cheers erupted shortly after 7 p.m. when, in a bipartisan 26 to 15 vote, the Democratic-controlled chamber approved the proposal, which would provide same-sex couples in civil unions with the same rights and responsibilities as married couples, to the extent possible. Comparable same-sex unions including marriages from other jurisdictions would be recognized as civil unions in Delaware.

Also known as Senate Bill 30, the Delaware Civil Unions and Equality Act of 2011, the measure was sponsored by Sen. David Sokola and Rep. Melanie George. Equality Delaware, a statewide advocacy group formed last year, spearheaded the push for the measure.

“Today, we celebrate a victory for all Delaware families who will have the tools to protect themselves in good times and in bad," said Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese in a statement. "We look forward to Governor Markell signing this bill into law and thank Senator Sokola and Representative George for their leadership on this bill, and Equality Delaware for their tireless dedication."

Delaware, the second smallest U.S. state in area with a population of 900,000, sits in the densely populated Mid-Atlantic region, where civil unions are available in neighboring New Jersey and advocates hope to pass marriage equality in New York this year. A corporate haven, Delaware also is home to Vice President Joseph Biden.

The office of the vice president did not respond to a request for comment on the vote.

The historic vote followed more than two hours of debate during which house members defeated nine amendments to the bill, including proposals to open civil unions to opposite-sex couples and to require a statewide referendum before the civil unions law could be implemented, Rep. George called the referendum proposal “an unlawful and unconstitutional delegation of legislative authority.”

Another defeated amendment, offered by an attorney for the antigay Alliance Defense Fund, would have allowed businesses, clergy members and churches to refuse to facilitate any unions and related events like receptions that conflicted with their religious beliefs.

Last month, polling results released by Equality Delaware showed that 62% of voters supported civil unions. Opponents led by the Delaware Family Policy Council charged that the measure would open the door to marriage equality in the state.

Doug Napier, an Alliance Defense Fund attorney, repeated that claim in his testimony on the floor.

“It is riddled with all sorts of unintended consequences,” he said, while vowing to challenge the law in court. “Don’t be deceived. This bill is a precursor to same-sex marriage.”

Another witness, family law attorney Glynis Gibson, expressed concern for the law’s potential impact on children. She said the measure would give preference to a stepparent over a biological parent in some instances.

“This legislation is new and it is world-changing. It is life-changing,” she said. “And we need to think about what we’re doing when we are elevating parties to a civil union to the same level as a stepparent.”

Lisa Goodman, an attorney and president of Equality Delaware, responded to Napier in her testimony.

“It’s hard to know where to start with those since I don’t really think those were legal comments,” she said. “This bill does not change the definition of marriage under Delaware law.”

Goodman was asked whether Equality Delaware planned to use the civil unions law as a “jumping-off point” to push for marriage, but the question was ruled out of order.

According to HRC, five states currently have laws providing an expansive form of state-level relationship recognition for gay and lesbian couples without offering marriage. States offering such civil unions and domestic partnerships include California, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington. Earlier this year, Hawaii and Illinois adopted civil union laws that will take effect in June for Illinois and in January 2012 for Hawaii.

Despite the momentum, Goodman told The Advocate on Wednesday that Equality Delaware was taking nothing for granted in the run-up to the final vote Thursday. The legislative session in nearby Maryland ended this week without a marriage equality victory after the bill passed the senate, predicted to be the more challenging chamber, only to be yanked in the house when support fell short following a reenergized campaign from religious conservatives.

“I have had Maryland in the forefront of my mind since this happened,” said Goodman. “We have been redoubling our efforts. We have essentially been using ‘remember Maryland’ as our rallying cry.”

Just for Fun

These 2 are simply special.
The show was brilliant.
This was just a brilliantly special moment for television.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Techno Thursdays: Lesbilicious

"Lesbilicious.co.uk is an independent web-based magazine for lesbian and bisexual women.

We report fast and we write smart, and we aim to be the first place you look when you need LBi news."

Their URL: [Lesbilicious Online Magazine]

Their Facebook page: [Facebook Page]

Wednesday Woman

Wednesday's Woman: Jessi Teich.... an up-and-coming Philly artist on the brink of awesome! Show her some love.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Get a Massage/ Fight AIDS

Do you need to relax and unwind? Are you feeling achy? If you answered yes to either of these questions, visit Sean Smedley, owner of Silverside Massage! During the months of April & May, Sean will donate $10.00 to AIDS Delaware for every massage that is booked at regular price. This includes purchases of gift certificates for new clients. For more information and/or to book an appointment visit http://www.silversidemassage.com or call Sean at 302-981-1755.

This week in Advance

Your events this week are:

DE Pride Community Meeting,
Fierce Wednesday,
PFLAG Meeting,
Ladies of the 80's

And now for the details:

Delaware Pride Community Meeting
@ 7:00 PM
at the Brandywine Town Center
4050 Brandywine Parkway, Wilmington, DE

We invite you to attend our General Community Meeting, Wednesday, March 9th; this meeting will be an opportunity for you to give your views and ideas as Delaware Pride makes plans for its future and preps itself for the 15th Anniversary Delaware Pride Festival to be held in Rehoboth Beach, DE, Sept 17th!! Your opinions and ideas matter, come make a difference by being a part of Delaware Pride and help us celebrate 15 great years!!

Be sure to let everyone know you learned about us from Facebook.

**No Food or Drink Allowed on Premises**

After the meeting, we go to eat.
If you can't make the meeting, join us for dinner.

Any questions or concerns, email us at:


Welcome to Fierce Wednesdays!

Wilmington's Only Nightclub and Lounge, Club 3, brings you an incredible weekly event where you can meet, drink and dance the night away with old and new friends in the local LGBT community. This is open to everyone that is friendly to the community.

No cover

Drink specials all night long:
$2 Miller Lites
$3 Rail Drinks

DJ will be taking all of your favorite requests all night long.

Doors open at 8pm, DJ on at 9pm and goes until 1am!

Please help spread the word to your friends!

Also keep in mind we have a written agreement and there is TONS of parking across the street at the Happy Harry's building. Parking also available next door at Franks liquor's and behind Wilmington Trust bank.

Questions? Please e-mail us at info@club3de.com or call us at 302-655-2000.


PFLAG (Parents/Friends of Lesbians And Gays)
will have their monthly meeting Thursday April 14, 2011

PFLAG meets regularly at Westminster Presbyterian Church
7:00 pm


Ladies of the 80's

Saturday, April 16 at 9:30pm

The Cube Restaurant and Bar
16 Marrows Road
Newark, DE

Come see our April "Ladies of the 80s" drag show, featuring Anita Mann, Karyn Thomas, and special guest, Miss Wilmington, Lady Lordes! Show starts at 9:30pm, $5 cover. Karaoke before and after the show. Come in early for a delicious dinner! The Cube accepts dinner reservations for 4 or more. We'll have a unique set of trivia questions for cute prizes! Stay after for fabulous drink specials!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Delaware City elects new Mayor

John Buchheit moved to Delaware City in 2004, and shortly after, he received a rude welcome. Someone -- Buchheit never learned who or why -- spray-painted a gay slur with the words "go home" on the side of the restaurant he owns. "It was a little homophobic here at first," Buchheit said. "Things have changed a lot." So much so that Delaware City elected Buchheit its new mayor Tuesday night, and some believe he might be the state's first openly gay mayor.

[click here to view the full article]

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wednesday's Woman

Imogen Heap: Hide and Seek
(the not remixed version.... although the remixes are breathtaking)

Tasty Tuesday

Seafood Paella


* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 tablespoon paprika
* 2 teaspoons dried oregano
* salt and black pepper to taste
* 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch pieces
* 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
* 3 cloves garlic, crushed
* 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
* 2 cups uncooked short-grain white rice
* 1 pinch saffron threads
* 1 bay leaf
* 1/2 bunch Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
* 1 quart chicken stock
* 2 lemons, zested
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 Spanish onion, chopped
* 1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
* 1 pound chorizo sausage, casings removed and crumbled
* 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined


1. In a medium bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil, paprika, oregano, and salt and pepper. Stir in chicken pieces to coat. Cover, and refrigerate.
2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet or paella pan over medium heat. Stir in garlic, red pepper flakes, and rice. Cook, stirring, to coat rice with oil, about 3 minutes. Stir in saffron threads, bay leaf, parsley, chicken stock, and lemon zest. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a separate skillet over medium heat. Stir in marinated chicken and onion; cook 5 minutes. Stir in bell pepper and sausage; cook 5 minutes. Stir in shrimp; cook, turning the shrimp, until both sides are pink.
4. Spread rice mixture onto a serving tray. Top with meat and seafood mixture.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Reflection

The greatest danger to our future is apathy. [Jane Goodall]

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturdays at Home

How to hang Wallpaper...

Boring? Potentially, but with wallpaper preparing to trend again in 2011, get yourself ready with some of these tips.