Welcome to Delaware GLU

Delaware Gays and Lesbians United
Because we must stick together!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Behold.... the new Calendar!!!

If you hadn't noticed above, there is a brand new calendar. Flip through, see what's pending!!! Also, please take a moment to chuckle at the fact that this calendar gives the option to view the Agenda. There you go, Delaware... Your Gay Agenda!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Just a few Quotes

Some quotes to get you through the day or week: ................ It will be a great thing for the human soul whin it finally stops worshipping backwards. Charlotte P. Gilman. ................ There is no sin on this earth that gives a man such a foretaste of Hell in this life as anger or impatience. St Catherine of Siena ................ Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. Mother Theresa ................ A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses. Chinese proverb ................ When shall we live if not now? M.F.K. Fischer ................ The fear of change is the fear of life itself. Anonymous

Monday, June 11, 2012

On Forgiveness:

“Forgiveness is the most powerful thing that you can do for your physiology and your spirituality, and it remains one of the least attractive things to us, largely because our egos rule so unequivocally. To forgive is somehow associated with saying that it is all right, that we accept the evil deed. But this is not forgiveness. Forgiveness means that you fill yourself with love and you radiate that love outward and refuse to hang onto the venom or hatred that was engendered by the behaviors that caused the wounds.” Wayne Dyer

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Gays and God

GAYS AND GOD spirituality group begins this summer, hosted by First and Central Presbyterian. Larry Peterson and Doug Gerdts are the facilitators. It is our intention that the group will include anyone from any church or faith system that wishes to explore what it means to be gay and have a relationship with God. We will meet for a planning meeting at First and Central Presbyterian (across from the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington), 7 p.m. on 13 June. At this meeting we will decide our future meeting times, locations, and dates, decide how often we wish to meet, and select our initial series of topics. In our initial couple of meetings, we intend to explore the various scriptures used both to denounce or support homosexuality. Then, we may view one or more documentaries on Christians and Homosexuality. Then, we think we would like to discuss topics within various books that explore what is unique about being gay and spiritual as well as share our own journeys of faith and frustrations. We do have a grant to provide books for participants who are unable to purchase books if we do decide to discuss any particular book as a whole. We do welcome Jewish and Christian folk as well as anyone else who wishes to share our journey. First and Central Presbyterian 1101 N. Market Street on Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE 19801 Phone: (302) 654-5371 ext. 106 ¨ gerdts@fandc.org

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday Wisdom

In life, the one thing we all pray for most is freedom. Freedom from money, laws, and the freedom to be happy with no restraint or fear. We have the ability to live in little moments of freedom as we strive for the greater moments of freedom for others; and it is in those daily expressions of freedom one discovers the meaning of life. You are freer than you think.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Upcoming in May

Sorry for neglecting April's calendar; it completely slipped my mind! This is for May: 1: 2: 3: 4: Wilmington Art Loop (multiple venues) 5: 6: Rehoboth PFLAG meeting (Epworth U.M. Church) 7: 8: 9: DE Pride Meeting (Brandywine Town Center) 10: Wilmington PFLAG meeting (Westminster Pres. Church) 11: 12: Renaissance meeting (First Unitarian Church, Talleyville) 13: 14: 15: 16: 17: 18: 19: Pride Bowling (New Castle), "Pain the Town Pink" (CAMP Rehoboth) 20: Anita's Angels (Blue Parrot, Wilmington) 21: Spring Queening (Mojo 13, Wilmington) 22: 23: 24: 25: 26: 27: Bingo a-Go-Go (Elsmere Fire Hall) 28: 29: 30: 31: See "Chain of Links" down below for info from each respective organization. Also, never be afraid to email me if there is something that needs modification: delawareglu@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Did you know:

Are you familiar with COLAGE?

COLAGE Delaware

You should be.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Brief History of Drag

From the Joan Rivers Show and the "cast" of the 1990 documentary "Paris is Burning"
They discuss everything from drag history, voguing, ballrooms and everything in between!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Words to Live By:

No matter what transpires;
whether good or bad,
death or celebration,
we must always look back
and find the way
in which we are to be grateful.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The YouTube/ Ignite Speech

This is a 5 minute introduction/description of everything here on the blog, in case some are visiting for the first time.

Please, don't hesitate to share this video with all your friends. Chances are, you know someone who will benefit from the connectivity.


Colors Meeting (3/23/2012)

115 Christina Landing, Wilmington, DE/Christiana Towers

We all agree about the importance to bring awareness to many sensitive subjects that affect the GBLTQ community. As we, look to overcome hate crime related offenses, we are also seeking to find ways to educate and be part of a solution in hopes of creating a friendly bond between students, campus faculty members and the general public.

Our goal is to empower our students and teach them that “it will get better”, no matter what challenges “we” are facing, together we can bring fruitful change.

As we begin this journey to bring on change in our campus, we are getting ready to formally introduce our new club “Colors”, to our campus and others interested in attending. In light of spring approaching, it only felt right to name this event: “GBLTQ MIXER”.

LOCATION: 115 Christina Landing Drive Wilmington, DE

One of the two towers on the river front. Just following Market street from town. Take the first left after you go over the bridge. The event will take place in the club house of the first floor.

As a friendly reminder, please help spread the word to our professors, and our classmates, you can also post it on your Facebook page.

We hope you can join us.

For more information please contact:

Waleed Floyd
President "COLORS" Wilminton/Stanton Campus

Rita Laboy
Vice President "COLORS"
DTCC/Wilmington/Stanton Campus

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Did you know:

In case you were ever curious, you're welcome. :)

Sunday Wisdom

It is a great error that we perceive happiness as a thunderous flash of excitement. Our search for that flash blinds us from seeing happiness present in every moment.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March, so far:

If you know of any events not yet listed, please email me:
delawareglu@gmail.com or jjsielskijr@comcast.net

2: Art Loop (multiple venues in Wilmington)
4: PFLAG (Epworth Church, Rehoboth)
8: PFLAG meeting (Westminster Church, Wilmington)
......also: A Civil Affair (Del. Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington)
12: Renaissance meeting (First Unitarian Church, Tallyville)
15: Our Night Out (Deep Blue, Wilmington)
17: PFLAG New York City Bus trip (Rehoboth, Wilmington, and NYC)
23: Colors: Del Tech's Student-Operated LGBT group (first meeting) Christiana Towers, Wilmington
30: Gayla Dance (Sharaton South, Wilmington)
31: Rainbow Chorale Concert (Wilmington School of Music)
...... also.... Drag show at Blades Fire Hall (Blades, Delaware)

If you know of any events not yet listed, please email me:
delawareglu@gmail.com or jjsielskijr@comcast.net

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Mardi Gras

Fatten yourself up for Fat Tuesday (aka Mardi Gras)



1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 envelope active dry yeast
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 cup evaporated milk
7 cups bread flour
1/4 cup shortening
Nonstick spray
Oil, for deep-frying
3 cups confectioners' sugar


Mix water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.

In another bowl, beat the eggs, salt and evaporated milk together. Mix egg mixture to the yeast mixture. In a separate bowl, measure out the bread flour. Add 3 cups of the flour to the yeast mixture and stir to combine. Add the shortening and continue to stir while adding the remaining flour. Remove dough from the bowl, place onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Spray a large bowl with nonstick spray. Put dough into the bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a towel. Let rise in a warm place for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.

Add the confectioners' sugar to a paper or plastic bag and set aside.

Roll the dough out to about 1/4-inch thickness and cut into 1-inch squares. Deep-fry, flipping constantly, until they become a golden color. After beignets are fried, drain them for a few seconds on paper towels, and then toss them into the bag of confectioners' sugar. Hold bag closed and shake to coat evenly.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

DE Civil Union Expo

The following is copied from their Facebook event page:


We can read as many magazines and look at as many blogs as we want to gain inspiration for our special day - but as much as we "look", there is something to be said about experiencing something in person!

There are plenty of bridal shows out there - but what about an event that allows you to see first hand the work of local vendors-an amazing venue, top notch planning and beautiful flowers!

Join us for an evening of cocktails and entertainment as you enjoy the Civil Affair!

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Cost: $20/person $25/door
Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres

Registration: https://www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx?EventID=NBI51061400

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Just a thought

Don't burden yourself with fear because you have to go on a journey. The journey is inevitable, we all have to walk it. Stand up, acknowledge your destination and start walking. You'll discover how cumbersome fear really can be after you've walked over that first obstacle. You will soon discover that fear will be dropped behind you piece by piece

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February so far...

February 2012


9: PFLAG meeting (Wilmington)
11: Renaissance Meeting (Wilmington), CAMP Chorus Concert (Rehoboth)
12: Drag and Karaoke (Wilmington), Haven Meeting (Newark)
16: Our Night Out (Wilmington)
18: "I am my Own Wife" (CAMP Rehoboth Center)
19: Haven Meeting (Newark)
25: Red Ribbon Runway for AIDs Delaware (Wilmington)
26: Haven Meeting (Newark)
28: A Confident Life, an LGBT discussion on gay living in 2012 (Columbus Inn, Wilmington)

If there's anything you want to add or share, email me: jjsielskijr@comcast.net

Monday, January 30, 2012

Consider this:

It is a great error that we perceive happiness as a thunderous flash of excitement. Our search for that flash blinds us from seeing happiness present in every moment.

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Note to Consider

This letter was sent to Delaware GLU's Facebook page from Mary Post:

Hello everyone,

As you may not know, I am on the board of the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence. We are looking at “revisiting” the GL concerns task force that was in existence about 3 or 4 years ago. We are looking to have a meeting in March 2012 in order to explore if a task force for GLBT concerns would be something of use in Delaware or if there are other avenues to assist in helping members of the community who are experiencing Domestic Abuse/Violence in their relationships.

At this point we do see a need to educate the community that same-sex partners can get Protection from Abuse through Family Courts as well as educating those who work in the field about being GLBT friendly through their use of language, signage and inclusiveness. There are concerns about the shelter systems, not just in Delaware, but all over the country and if they are able to work well with our community and see the unique needs that we face.

The idea is to have a discussion – a needs assessment if you will – to help us determine the best way to move forward. As I wrote the meeting most likely will be in March of 2012. I do not have the location yet but I know that we can arrange for teleconferencing.

If you know of anyone who would like to attend this meeting or would like more information please contact me. We are looking for community service providers, therapists, shelter workers, advocates, members of faith communities, etc. – so PLEASE FORWARD THIS!!

My information is below.

Thank you,

302-658-7174 x22

January is Now.

Sorry about the first few missed days:


9: Pride meeting (Wilmington)7pm Brandywine Library, also the Rainbow Chorale Auditions(Wilmington)6pm Westminster Pres Church
12: PFLAG meeting (Wilmington) 7pm Westminster Pres Church
13: Wilmington Art Loop
14: Renaissance meeting
16: Rainbow Chorale Auditions 6pm (Wilmington)
19: Our Night Out 6pm (Wilmington) Piccolina Toscana
29: Anita's Angels 8pm (Clue Parrot, Wilmington), Amateur Drag Extravaganza 9pm (Club 3, Wilmington)

If you know of any events not yet listed, please email me:
delawareglu@gmail.com or jjsielskijr@comcast.net

Sorry for the delay

Has it been a month already?!

My how time flies when you're being lazy.

Happy 2012... now lets get back to work!