On April 23rd and 24th 2016, at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, Maryland, the Miss Gay Maryland America 2016 pageant took place. With an exciting venue on hand, the promoters – Tom, Jesse, and Tina – set the stage for what was one of the most memorable Miss Gay Maryland America Pageants ever. In the past, the pageant was held at the iconic Club Hippo in Baltimore, but after the Hippo closed its doors the event was left to find a new home. Tom, Jesse, and Tina – as first-time state promoters – sought out a few places and settled on the Horseshoe as they felt this setting was a great way to bring Miss Gay Maryland to a new era. The trio did an amazing job and with a beautiful stage and amazing staff of the casino, the pageant was an event to remember.
New Boardmembers The Frederick Center Board elected officers at the April board meeting. Kristopher Fair was elected as the new chair, Maureen Connors was re-elected vice chair, and Peter Brehm was re-elected treasurer. Adam DeBaugh remains secretary. New members Ruth Bushnell and Emily Perper have also joined the board.
London, England - A new report from Index on Censorship exposes the torture, imprisonment and assassination of LGBT people and activists in Honduras. The research by journalist Duncan Tucker, published by SAGE, utilized data collected by on-the-ground NGOs and reveals some shocking statistics: 215 LGBT people were murdered in Honduras 2009-2015; of these killings occurred in 2015 alone; and most of the murderers have never been prosecuted.
A few years ago, the health effects of 15 years of self employment started to take it’s toll on me. I’d recently experienced a health crisis, including several ER visits (for a new symptom I’ve never had: tension headaches) a hospitalization, testing and even- heaven forbid- a heart catheterization. Not fun for a woman in her early 50’s.
One of the first questions that many prospective clients ask me is: What should we do with our investments? I usually reply with: that depends. Of course this is exactly what they don’t want to hear! Everyone wants an immediate answer to their questions, yet this is a very complex issue.
Have you seen this photo? It is artwork by Alexander Milov that was presented at the 2015 Burning Man Festival (Burningman.org) in Nevada (photo: Singel; posted on Facebook by Silvian Evtimova). Emily Rosen comments: “This. Two adults back-to-back while their inner child reaches for each other. Stopped me in my tracks while biking around the playa my last night at Burning Man. All the art was remarkable but this piece sincerely touched me. How simple and true. How quick we adults can be to turn our backs on another. Fear can often run the show. How important to remember the parts of us that wish to connect in the purest of ways. Love first. Love always. Remember to remember.”
Alan Cumming is a gay renaissance man. He sings, he dances, he writes, he acts – there doesn’t seem to be anything he can’t do. Few people can also claim the size and scope of his audience – from youngsters who know his voice from animated features such as Strange Magic and The Smurfs to adults who are fans of his work on television (“The Good Wife” and “Web Therapy”), on stage (Cabaret) and on film (Any Day Now, X-Men 2, and Burlesque). Cumming’s latest musical endeavor, the live recording Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs (Yellow Sound), is another chance to experience the man in all of his splendor. I spoke with Cumming about the disc and his career in February 2016.
Usually I like to keep my column simple. I like to write a detailed article about one recent leather event or do an interview with one person who is making a difference in our leather community. This week, however, there is so much news to report that I know I will miss something. This is just some of the recent news in the leather community. I know I won’t hit everything.
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