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See and support the new Yes on 3 television
September 14, 2004
Remember the Community Center's Pride Night at
Kings Island on Friday, October 1, 2004.
September 8, 2004
The Board of Elections voted unanimously to give voters the opportunity
to remove discrimination from Cincinnati's City Charter. By voting YES
on 3 on November 2nd, 2004, we can bring our city together and
repeal this divisive law. For more information, visit the Citizens
to Restore Fairness website.
You must be registered
to vote by October 4th in order to vote YES to repeal Article XII.
September 2, 2004
To encourage more citizen participation in the Nov. 2 election, Cincinnati
progressives have teamed up in a broad-based cultural coalition to promote
Holly Near in concert October 1, with a second night of politically oriented
entertainment after a regional Youth Summit at Northern Kentucky University.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) fund has "uninvited"
Margaret Cho from headlining “Unity 2004,” a gay and
lesbian event being produced in Boston on the first day of the Democratic
National Convention, citing fear of a media firestorm.
Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and
request your replacement HRC bumper sticker (shown here). You can also
email your support to Cho's manager at email@example.com.
June 21, 2004
Thanks to Steve Liles who sent us a great set of pictures of the 2004
Cincinnati Pride Parade, we have a new video in our FUN
May 9, 2004
Cincinnati Pride is just a few
weeks from throwing yet another party to celebrate diversity and tolerance
in our neighborhoods. Mark June 12 and 13, 2004 on your calendars!
Kings Island Red Shirt
Day is Saturday, June 5, 2004. Paramount has closed the park again this
year on what years ago was the traditional day (first Sunday in June).
Red Shirt Day at Kings Island (www.pki.com)
is now the first Saturday in June!
Don't forget the Community Center's Pride Night at
Kings Island on Friday, October 1, 2004.
November 17, 2003
After 6 years with the same email address, we are updating to a new one.
Contact us at our new address through the EMAIL link on the home page. Separating the real
email from the hundreds of daily spam messages became a real problem.
If you sent us a request that we have not responded to, please accept
our apologies and give it another try.
September 4, 2003
Don't forget the Community Center's Pride
Night at Kings Island on Friday, September 26, 2003.
May 17, 2003
Greater Cincinnati Pride 2003 is Saturday, June
7, and Sunday, June 8, 2003. There's a two-day Festival in Hoffner Park
on Saturday from 4 - 10pm and Sunday from 1 - 7pm. The Parade and Rally
is Sunday, beginning at noon in Burnet Woods.
Kings Island Red Shirt Day is Saturday, June 7, 2003. Paramount has closed
the park again this year on the traditional day (first Sunday in June).
Red Shirt Day at Kings Island (www.pki.com)
is now the first Saturday in June!
Don't forget the Community Center's Pride Night at
Kings Island on Friday, September 26, 2003.
April 30, 2003 - Gay rights law OK'd
The Kentucky Post reports: "Covington city
commissioners unanimously supported the city's controversial human rights
ordinance Tuesday evening, prompting a standing ovation from a crowd of
gays, lesbians and other supporters of the legislation." [insert
favorite Cincinnati joke here]
February 5, 2003
In a 7-2 vote, Cincinnati City Council today passed an expansion of the
local hate crime law to include (among other things) offenses motivated
by sexual orientation. Voting for the proposal were Cranley, Crowley,
Pepper, Tarbell, Cooper, Reece, and Booth; voting against were DeWine
January 20, 2003
The Message Boards are operating again, sorry for the downtime.
January 12, 2003
Even though this front page doesn't change very frequently, Rainbow
Cincinnati is constantly undergoing updates and modifications.
-RainbowNews: Dave has been doing a great job of distributing
news through the RainbowNews email list and now I'm pleased to let you
know that John Zeh has rejoined us. Get two for the price of none, join the list or read the archives! Over 3600 searchable news articles
were posted in the last 4 years.
-Calendar: Our Community Calendar is kept current with almost 100 monthly
meetings and events held by our local non-profit organizations.
-Personal Links: When Rainbow began over 5 years ago, there
were few other local GLBT websites. But now, hey, maybe even you have
your own personal site. Let us know and we'll include it with the other
listings in our PEOPLE, Links area.
-Spring? Cleaning: Rainbow needs a housecleaning! With
so many Organization and Business listings, it's difficult to know about
all the changes going on. Take a look at a couple of listings that you
have knowlege of and contact us
about any updates. Our visitors and I would appreciate it!
-Surprise?: Yes, the Fun Stuff is old and tired.
In the coming weeks we intend to replace the old, old stuff with some
entertaining new, old stuff. Stay tuned.
November 18, 2002 - Delta Airlines declares
Rainbow Cincinnati "inappropriate!"
In an attempt to help Rainbow Cincinnati better pay for itself,
we've joined a few affiliate programs. When you make a purchase through
the ad banners on the right, Rainbow gets a small percent of the sale.
Delta Airlines turned us down as an affiliate, citing "inappropriate
material, content, or graphics on site." Orbitz not only accepted
us but offers a special gay travel area for our link. Interesting, since
Delta is one of the founding member air lines of the Orbitz travel site.
November 2, 2002
From the RainbowNews email list: "Stonewall PAC Recommends Candidates / Issues in Nov. 5 Election."
October 21, 2002
Gay Games VI, in Sydney Australia runs from November 2-9, 2002. Find the
official website here.
August 13, 2002
Don't forget, Kings
& Queens Weekend is Aug 29 - Sept 1, featuring Pride Night at
Kings Island on Friday, Aug 30.
We now have the new Message Boards installed.
Received another link to Pride 2002 pictures.
June 23, 2002
Thanks to our Rainbow Cincinnati visitors, we have links to pictures
from Pride 2002:
Parade - http://micheo.com/pride02/index.htm
Drag Races - http://micheo.com/drag2/index.htm
May 29, 2002
Cincinnati Pride starts this week! Check out all the events on the
March 22, 2002
Kings Island Red Shirt Day is Saturday, June 1, 2002. Paramount has closed
the park again this year on the traditional day (first Sunday in June).
Red Shirt Day at Kings Island (www.pki.com) is now the first Saturday in June!
The Cincinnati Gay Pride Rally, Parade, And Music Festival
is Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 2002.
Also, Kentucky Gay Days at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville
is being organized for June 8 & 9, 2002.
Don't forget the Community Center's Pride Night at Kings
Island on Friday, August 30, 2002.
March 2, 2002
"Hopefully at Stonewall, we've taken the blinders off and made
a decision," says Doreen Cudnik, board member of Stonewall Cincinnati.
Read the entire CityBeat article here.
February 19, 2002
Gee, Jerry Falwell only blamed gays and lesbians (among others) for
setting the stage for the September, 11 terrorists. Charlie Luken has
done him one better. According to our boy Charlie, the groups like Stonewall
Cincinnati, who think that Cincinnati should be held responsible for
its human rights record, are themselves "economic terrorists."
Foolish me, I thought the ransoms that this city paid to the Bengals,
Federated, and Sak's (and all the other corporations that hold this city
hostage) would have clinched that title for them. Maybe they forgot to
cut a deal with the French judge.
The City of Cincinnati thinks that raising taxes to enlarge the Convention
Center is the answer to Cincinnati's convention and image woes. They think
they can buy their way out from under the yoke of Cincinnati's terrible
human rights record.
Stonewall Cincinnati is renewing their call for sanctions on convention
business and travel to Cincinnati. They're inviting all GLBT and all GLBT
friendly people to attend a press conference at 12:30pm on Monday, February
11, 2002 at the Cincinnati Convention Center. For more information, read
the RainbowNews article here.
For those of you who need to get up to speed on Article 12 (Issue 3),
you can read an Issue 3 FAQ
written in 1998 by Lycette Nelson, former Executive Director of Stonewall
November 21, 2001
We've installed a new CALENDAR. It should now be simpler for you to post your
community events. This one doesn't have the old username / password system
that was a mess to use and difficult for me to manage.
November 14, 2001
Whoops, recently some of the email sent to Rainbow Cincinnati has been
bouncing back to the senders. The problem has been fixed. Sorry for the
September 12, 2001
July 28, 2001
The 5th Annual Lesbian and Gay Pride Night at Paramount's Kings Island
will be on Friday September 21, 2001. Parking lots open at 4pm, gates
open at 5pm. Rides and attractions run until 11pm.
This year's live entertainment will include our special guest star 80's
diva SHANNON performing her mega hits "Let The Music Play" and
"Give Me Tonight." Tickets for Pride Night are $35.50 in advance
($39.50 at the gate). They are now available at www.pkipridenight.com and from The Community Center of
Cincinnati, Crazy Ladies Bookstore and The Pink Pyramid. Tickets are also available at outlets
in Columbus, Dayton, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Louisville. Pride Night
at PKI is a fundraiser for The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Cincinnati.
For more information, please go to www.glbtcentercincinnati.com
May 15, 2001
Drag Races, Pride Parade, Sara Bernhard?... Find information on all of
Cincinnati's Pride events on our June Calendar. (See pics from last
year's Drag Races or Rally, Parade, Festival and Drag Queen Mud Wrestling.)
Kings Island Red Shirt Day is Saturday, June
Paramount may have taken Dr. Laura off TV but it looks like Paramount Kings Island has
closed the park again this year on the traditional Red Shirt Day (first
Sunday in June). The second Sunday in June is Cincinnati's
Pride Parade, Rally & Music Festival. Since Red Shirt Day is an
unsponsored, unorganized event, let's just decide that Red Shirt Day
at Kings Island is now the first Saturday in June! Also, stay tuned
for information about the Community Center's Kings Island event in the
April 14, 2001
With more than enough blame to go around, where can we go from here? In
the city of my birth, what a shame. Shame on us for the rioting, attacks
and destruction in our streets. Shame on us for allowing the relationship
between our police department and so many of our citizens to deteriorate
to this point. Shame on us for allowing the rhetoric and politics of hate
and fear to thrive here.
More information and others' opinions can be found in the many postings
in the RainbowNews archive. You can join the RainbowNews and RainbowTalk email lists and contribute
to the dialog.
Progressive LGBT groups throughout the city have issued a joint statement.
It can be found at the Stonewall Cincinnati
March 20, 2001
The two Rainbow Cincinnati bulletin boards have returned! The company
which originally hosted the Organizations Board in our COMMUNITY area
and the Individuals Board in our PEOPLE area, went out of business. We're
sorry but there was no reasonable way to move the existing messages to
the new system.
January 19, 2001
Latest in NEWS: For those of you who haven't seen it on television,
we have a Quicktime video of the public service announcement that Stonewall
Cincinnati put together with WCPO.
Also, after many requests, we've added Rainbow Chat. Check it out through
the link in the lefthand column on this home page.
November 29, 2000
If you really want to keep up with what's happening in our community,
(in addition to our RainbowNews and RainbowTalk
email lists) the Cincinnati Coalition now has an eGroups email list
which you can join here.
We would like to welcome Cincy BINGO Hall as our newest advertiser. Friday and
Saturday BINGO Nights benefit Northside Boxing School, a Charitable Youth
October 13, 2000
With elections approaching on Tuesday, November 7, you can see which candidates
Stonewall Cincinnati PAC has endorsed by clicking here. You can also read Stonewall's analysis of candidates
and issues by clicking here.
During National GLBT History Month, BWI (formerly Gay Cable Network)
is cablecasting several of its programs from the 80's and 90's. For a
schedule of show-times on Time Warner Cable's Media Bridges channels click
September 9, 2000
Latest in NEWS: An article from AVOC announcing AIDS Run/Walk 2000 taking place on Saturday & Sunday,
September 23 & 24, 2000.
September 1, 2000
Latest in NEWS: An article from Capital Coverage detailing difficulties
at Crazy Ladies Bookstore.
Remember, most news from Rainbow Cincinnati is now distributed through
the RainbowNews email list. You can join the list
the archives which are updated on an almost-daily basis thanks to
the efforts of John Zeh of Capital Coverage News Service.
We would like to welcome Damon Tax Service as our newest advertiser. Thanks for
supporting all of our advertisers, they help make Rainbow Cincinnati possible.
July 30, 2000
Details are now available about the Gay & Lesbian Community Center's
Pride Night at Kings Island on Friday September 22, 2000. For more information
check out the Center's web site.
Latest in NEWS: Pink Paradigm won the award for the "Most Creative"
float entry in the Columbus Pride Holiday 2000 Parade.
June 12, 2000
He was sprawled on the ground pushing his wheelchair up a grassy hill
to the kick-off Pride Rally at the Burnet Woods Gazebo. Reggie had had
problems before navigating the steep roads in the area and decided that
this was the best way to go this time. "I was doing just fine but
they wanted to help." He accepted assistance from some passers-by
and made it to the top. So began Cincinnati's most successful Pride celebration
in years. See
the pictures from the Rally, Parade, Festival and Drag Queen Mud Wrestling.
June 9, 2000
PLEASE visit Stonewall Cincinnati to find more information on an important
Community Response to show support for Procter & Gamble.
From the Stonewall site:
"Being mindful of our responsibility to support P&G's decision
[to drop Dr. Laura] as well as our responsibility to those in need,
it was decided to mount a drive to collect various P&G products
that will be donated to several social service agencies in the Cincinnati
June 7, 2000
Latest in NEWS: Michael Blankenship's "Community by Committee" article about this Sunday's
Pride Parade and Rally.
June 5, 2000
This year's Drag Races were a great success with 15 teams vying for the
coveted Golden Pump Trophy. And, in our NEWS area we've got the pictures!
Don''t forget, Pride's not over. Join us for the Pride
Parade and Festival on Sunday, June 11 and also check out all the
other events on our Cincinnati
Pride 2000 Schedule.
Also, BWI Gay Cable Network's schedule for TV Pride 2000 is now online at their website.
If you get Warner Cable, you've gotta check out these quality, locally
May 25, 2000 - Red Shirt Day Rescheduled to Saturday, June 3, 2000
It seems that the idea of an alternate Kings Island Red Shirt Day
has been discussed in several local chat rooms. Instead of pushing it
off until the following Sunday (which conflicts with Cincinnati's Pride
Parade and festival) the current thinking (consensus?) is to have it on
Saturday, June 3, 2000. So, even though Red Shirt Day is an unofficial,
unorganized affair, Rainbow Cincinnati is suggesting that everyone show
up in their red shirts at Kings Island on Saturday the 3rd this year.
Get the word out!
For those of you who came in late, see the comments below under the April
17, posting for an explanation of what happened to cause this rescheduling.
May 20, 2000
Latest in NEWS: Pink Paradigm's Drag Queen Mud Wrestling and GCN's TV Pride 2000 Relives Three Marches on Washington.
May 12, 2000
Latest in NEWS: Cincinnati
Pride 2000 Schedule and RiverCity Sports Softball Standings.
We moved the News Feed Headlines from our HOME page to the NEWS
area and added additional headlines from GFN.
May 5, 2000
In our NEWS area you'll find information for this year's Drag
Races & PrideFest on Sunday, June 4. Thanks to AVOC for sending
us this information.
Also in NEWS you'll find
April Newsletter. Softball starts on May 11th!
AND coming soon, info on Pink Paradigm's Drag Queen Mud Wrestling! It
invades Jacobs' after the Pride Parade on Sunday, June 11.
April 22, 2000
In our NEWS area you'll find updated information for this year's
Pride Parade on Sunday, June 11 Thanks to DNN for sending us this
April 17, 2000
In our NEWS area there's a new Capital Coverage article reporting
on the April 8, 2000 Stonewall Dinner. You'll also find Eric Hunter's Real
Life column for April and Michael Blankenship's Power of One column, looking back on the 10-year anniversary
of the Mapplethorpe exhibit and trial. We'd like to thank CityBeat
for permission to reprint Michael's and Eric's columns.
Kings Island Red Shirt Day?
It seems Paramount Kings Island will be closed to the public on the traditional
first-Sunday-in-June Red Shirt Day. Rainbow Cincinnati was notified of
this by a sharp-eyed visitor who went to the Kings Island web site (www.PKI.com) and noticed on their calendar that Sunday,
June 4th, was marked as a day that the park was closed. To verify this,
I called PKI directly and was told that two companies had bought out the
whole park for that day and the park would therefore be closed to the
public. In recent years PKI has tried to quash Red Shirt Day and it looks
like this is their latest attempt.
February 11, 2000
In our NEWS area there's a press release describing "Love
Makes A Family", a photo text exhibit that GLSEN is bringing
to Cincinnati beginning on March 31, 2000.
Now that P&G is requesting suggestions for Mr. Clean's first spoken
words, we received this email admonition:
Check out Mr. Clean's web site at: http://www.mrclean.com/index.html. We at Pink Paradigm
feel that Mr. Clean should come out of the mop CLOSET and announce to
the world that as one of the oldest Gay Icons (Shaved Head, is it just
his head that is shaved? - Single Gold Earring, does he have more Piercings?
- Fastidious, loves to clean, etc.) that he cannot hide his love interest
any longer-------- the Tidy Bowl Man.
In the name of Gay Visibility,
Check out the Mr. Clean History area of the site. The 1958 advertisement
there suggests that, "Brides love Mr. Clean because he's the next
best thing to full-time maid." In addition to his usual muscle-hugging
white t-shirt, he's dolled up in a tastefully ruffled bib apron with little
hearts all over it.
January 20, 2000
Calendar contributors may now return to adding Calendar events. (Yea,
it was broken again.)
In our NEWS area you'll
find an update to the article announcing plans for this year's Y2000
GLBT Pride Parade. Thanks to DNN for sending us this additional information.
Also, the GLBT Pride Parade Committee now has a Pride
Parade web site.
December 10, 1999
The "view archives" link (in the yellow JOIN box) for viewing
the RainbowNews email list archives is working again!
In our NEWS area you'll
find the latest RiverCity Sports Newsletter announcing the beginning of
Winter Volleyball 2000. They're also still looking for a Softball Commissioner
for the season starting in early May, 2000.
December 3, 1999
Stonewall Cincinnati has changed their new web site from a .com to
a .org and can now be found at www.StonewallCincinnati.org. The Cincinnati Men's Chorus
also has relocated their site. It can now be found at www.CMC.bigstep.com.
In our NEWS area you'll
find an article announcing plans for this year's Y2000
GLBT Pride Parade. Thanks to DNN for sending us this information.
October 28, 1999
First, an explanation is in order. On the night before I left town
for two weeks, our Internet provider (Internet Access Cincinnati) shut
down an important capability that we use on this site, causing errors
every time you visited a different area. They refused to put it back.
We have taken our business elsewhere. The error messages should now be
gone and within the next few days the redirection screen to the new location
should disappear (yes, we're still www.GayCincinnati.com).
PAC 1999 candidate & issues endorsements are now available in
our NEWS area.
There are also new sites for the ISQCCBE, Cincinnati PFLAG, and the Community Center.
October 26, 1999
We're back! We're in the process of moving Rainbow Cincinnati to a
new host server. Everything should be working again but please bear with
us as we make this major move.
October 8, 1999
THE PROBLEM IS NOT IN YOUR COMPUTER. Our Internet host provider has
made some changes that has broken our banner serving software. This is
what is causing the error messages when you go to pages within the site.
We hope to have this matter cleared up shortly.
September 28, 1999
Latest additions to our NEWS area: an article from Capital Coverage reporting on Stonewall's
new Director and an article from Greg Tolman on rebuilding The Coalition.
Currents now has a new web site where you can listen to their recent
September 13, 1999
It's come to our attention that the system we use for Rainbow Interactive
in our PEOPLE area has a problem. The company we use for this service
seems to have lost all member registrations before last week. Until we
can figure out what's going on there the Rainbow Interactive area will
be shut down. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Latest addition to our NEWS
area: an article
from Capital Coverage reporting on Pink Paradigm's float in this year's
Harvest Home Parade.
September 7, 1999
Latest additions to our NEWS area: AIDS Walk '99 is announced and Stonewall Cincinnati announces
their new Executive Director.
Also, there are numerous additions to our BUSINESS lisings area.
August 25, 1999
In last Sunday's Enquirer, Editor Peter Bronson took on the New Jersey
Supreme Court's ruling that the Boy Scouts must allow open homosexuals
to lead and join the Scouts. Before announcing that, "I am not a
homophobe who is afraid of gays I just fear that gay rights is
eroding morality," Mr. Bronson poses such in-depth, stereotypical
questions as, "'Will there be a merit badge for matching accessories?'"
After you read the complete editorial by clicking HERE, write or phone him expressing your thoughts on the
matter. His address, phone number and a link to submit a letter to the
editor can be found at the bottom of their page. Are you still subscribing
to the Enquirer? Are you advertising with them? Why?
It is precisely this kind of narrow, mean-spirited attitude, so pervasive
in this city, that the Pink Paradigm Gay & Lesbian Visibility Project
is fighting to change. Their next fund raising event is this Sunday, August 29,
at Spurs. Feast on a $5 steak dinner with all the fixin's from 5-9pm and
stay for the auction at 9pm. ALL of the proceeds from the dinner and auction
benefit the Pink Paradigm Billboard Campaign! More information about this
campaign can be found in several articles in our NEWS area.
On a lighter note, RiverCity Sports has announced their Fall Volleyball season.
August 20, 1999
It's our second anniversary! As we begin our third year, we would
like to thank all the individuals and organizations who have contributed
to our success.
In the NEWS area you can
find a Capital Coverage article about being gay in school. Also, the final
RiverCity Sports softball standings have been posted.
From the rumor mill: Stonewall Cincinnati is about to announce the appointment
of their new Director. More information will be posted here as it becomes
We're sad to announce that the Prospect Hill Bed & Breakfast has closed. We recently
received this from Gary and Tony:
"I'm afraid that after 10 years as being Cincinnati's only openly
gay operated B&B, we are closed. We move to more gay friendly Columbus
Ohio next week."
The exodus continues.
August 3, 1999
To help celebrate Rainbow Cincinnati's second anniversary on August
20, we'd like you to email us
and tell us how you use the site. Have you had any personal experiences
via the website worth sharing? Do you use the calendar and attend events...get
your group's activities listed...visit the links? Please tell us what
you value about the site.
WCPO TV's CinciNow.com
web site has opened a brand-new monthly section profiling local web sites.
We're pleased to announce that for the month of August they've chosen
Rainbow Cincinnati to inaugurate this new section. You can go directly
to the profile HERE.
July 29, 1999
By way of the RainbowTalk email list, we've received updated information
from The Center (thanks DNN). Two events have been announced: the redevelopment of The
Coalition plus a Town Meeting. Also, more information is now available
about Pride Night '99
at Kings Island.
July 27, 1999
We've caught up with a couple of the Conscientious Objector articles
dealing with artists and the Drop in Center. Also Capital Coverage brings
us a report on the rebirth of the Community Center. Articles can be found
in the NEWS area.
And yes, we do get our share of interesting emails like this one:
If you have so Much prridd why dont YOU HAVE MORE
PRIDE AS AMERICANS&HUMAN PRIDE IF YOUR YOUR
COMMUNITEY DESERVE MORE PREVLIDGES THAN OTHER
CITAZEN I THINK NOT America GREAT COUNTRRY WHY
WOULD GROUP DESEREVE MORE THAN OTHER CITAZENS
GOD BLESS AMERICA CRIME HURTS EVERYONE NOT JUST
ONE GROUP OF CITAZEns I say this as MY OPION
NOT AS HARMENT
To paraphrase Pogo:
"We have met the enemy and he is illiterate."
July 20, 1999
Pink Paradigm will begin holding a series of Mixers, with the first
one scheduled for this Saturday, July 24 from 9-11pm at Colors. It's free.
For some reason, they've named it "Liberty's Last Shot, The Calm
Before the Storm." Come see the latest billboard designs and suggest
The Community Center's Pride
Night at Kings Island has been announced for Friday, September 24.
More details and ticket information will be posted here as we receive
For those of you interested in current news of interest to our community,
I highly recommend joining the RainbowNews and RainbowTalk email lists.
Much of the information you'll receive can't be found anywhere else, including
on the Rainbow site itself. Just click on JOIN in the yellow box on the
left. Or, you can view previous RainbowNews postings by following the
"view archives" link there.
July 8, 1999
All the requested site updates should now be completed. We've also
added QuickLinks to the more popular areas of Rainbow Cincinnati (if your
Pink Paradigm is presenting a Leather Show benefit at Jacob's at 9pm
on Sunday, July 11.
June 28, 1999
Returning after several weeks out of town, a large number of emails requesting
information and updates to the site listings have piled up. Some of the
changes have been made with this update and others will follow in the
next week or so.
June 1, 1999
Remember the Pride Rally, Street Fair and Drag Races this Sunday,
June 6. An updated list of all the events scheduled for Pride '99 can
be found here.
Latest NEWS additions:
and pictures from Pink Paradigm detailing their latest adventures.
from Capital Coverage explaining the issues surrounding Cincinnati's Olympics
The latest Conscientious Objector article.
May 21, 1999
Paradigm has announced that they will be distributing educational
handouts at the Cincinnati 2012 Inc. Olympics fund raising event at Sawyer
Point on Saturday, May 22 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
Also check for the updated events list for Pride '99.
Thanks to Capital Coverage, members of the RainbowNews email list have
been receiving timely, diverse news and information of interest to our
community. You can now click on "view archives" in the yellow
box on the left to search and view the RainbowNews archives. Take a look
and then consider joining the list.
May 19, 1999
Today, by a 6-3 vote, Cincinnati City Council defeated the proposed
addition of sexual orientation to the local Hate Crimes law. The next
time there is a list of our so-called friends on Council, people we are
supposed to support and vote for, that list had better NOT include James
Tarbell, Paul Booth or Minette Cooper. They may talk nicely to our face
but when the vote came down, they were enemies to our community, siding
with Jeanette Cissell, Phil Heimlich and Charles "I'm not making
this personal" Winburn. Great thanks goes to Todd Portune for working
to bring this to Council and to Tyrone Yates and Roxanne Qualls for their
support. Read more about the now-defeated proposal in the Capital
Coverage article from 1/13/99.
May 8, 1999
Thanks to the May Issue of GLBT News we now have the schedule of events
for "Unity in the Community"
- Gay Pride 1999. As details of the events are confirmed, we'll try to
keep them updated here.
May 7, 1999
Latest NEWS additions:
reports on the progress of The Billboard Campaign and announces their
sponsorship of the Pride Rally at City Hall at 2pm on Sunday, June 6.
Additionally there's a report and pictures from their April 16 Billboard Party at the Pipeline.
AVOC and the Pipeline announce The Street Fair. Planned for Sunday, June 6, this all-day
event includes the annual Drag Races and an outdoor Circuit Party that
Also new is a review of RENT, playing now at The Taft Theater.
April 21, 1999
Latest NEWS additions:
A report on prominent gender rights activist Leslie Feinberg's speech at the University of Cincinnati
plus the latest Conscientious Objector article.
It's that time of year again when we're getting questions regarding Pride
festivities and also Kings Island day. As the Pride calendar is finalized,
we will be posting info on this site.
Regarding Kings Island, actually there are two Kings Island events. The
first is the traditional "Red Shirt" day. This event is not
sponsored by any particular group, so there is no "official"
information, but we can say that it's been on the first Sunday in June.
If anyone has more detailed information, send it to us and we will post
it. The Gay and Lesbian Community Center's Kings Island fund raising event
will take place in the fall. Stay tuned to Rainbow Cincinnati for more
Again, I got a bit behind in responding to email and updating the listings
areas. I think everything is finally up to date at this point.
April 11, 1999
For those of you who haven't yet heard, it is with great sadness that
we bring you news of the Memorial Service for Rusty Hartzell, to be held
on Tuesday, April 13. More information and the Obituary from the Enquirer
can be found in NEWS.
April 4, 1999
Latest NEWS additions:
RiverCity Sports announces their 1999
Softball Season plus the latest Conscientious
Objector article with an interview with Cincinnati Councilmember Todd
Don't miss the Pink Paradigm fund raising show at the Pipeline at 10pm
on Friday, April 16 (the day after tax day). Please help support this
billboard campaign for Gay & Lesbian visibility in Cincinnati!
(Note: We've made changes to this site so that you can jump directly
to the NEWS headlines page like before.)
March 29, 1999
After a wonderful vacation, we're back with the announcement of the
Gay & Lesbian Community Center's Grand Re-opening Party on Friday,
April 9. Capital
Coverage brings us articles about Pink Paradigm's billboard campaign
and activist - author Karla Jay's visit to Cincinnati. You'll also find
the March "Conscientious Objector" articles. It's all in NEWS.
March 9, 1999
The newly formed Pink Paradigm network has announced the beginning
of an effort to promote gay visibility within the broader Cincinnati community
through a billboard campaign. Find more information in NEWS.
Also in NEWS: This month's
commentary from NGLTF about Equality Begins at Home, a week of actions
during March 21-27, 1999 to highlight a national campaign to strengthen
and unite the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities at the
February 22, 1999
We've added two email list services to Rainbow Cincinnati. You can
join one or both of them:
RainbowNews - Join this
list to periodically receive an email newsletter full of news, announcements,
events and other tidbits interesting to our community.
RainbowTalk - This is an
unmoderated list system where emails sent in by any list member are sent
back out to all of the other members. This is the place for a back and
forth dialogue within our community.
February 19, 1999
Newest additions to the NEWS area: Capital Coverage brings us a report on Magic
Johnson's visit to NKU and his comment that in light of Issue 3, "The
Olympics won't happen in Cincinnati." Also there's an article on
Pastor Willian Land's comments at the February National Organization for
Through the grapevine (thanks DNN) we received an email message from
LeAnn Dessauer, letting us know what's happening at the Community Center.
Find it in the NEWS area.
We now have the SITE SEARCH
capability more integrated into the site. We hope this makes it easier
to find what you're looking for on Rainbow Cincinnati.
February 7, 1999
Newest additions to the NEWS area: Equality Begins at Home Rally at the Ohio Statehouse
and February's "Conscientious Objector" article.
February 3, 1999
We are pleased to announce that Rainbow Cincinnati will now include
Michael Blankenship's "Conscientious Objector" articles from
News. Thanks to Everybody's News for giving us reprint
permission! The two most recent articles are now in our NEWS
January 28, 1999
Rainbow Cincinnati has grown large enough that we added a search capability
to make it easier to find things on this site.
January 27, 1999
In our NEWS area: Capital
Coverage brings you a report on the new Police Review Board.
At last night's Issue 3 meeting, attended by about 95 people, Lycette
Nelson explained Stonewall's thoughts and plans for an anti-Issue 3 initiative.
After a period for questions, the attendees broke into committees to begin
organizing for the upcoming fight.
Others in town are also discussing how to address Issue 3. As information
surfaces about this initiative, we will bring it to you here at Rainbow
January 21, 1999
With respect to the Community Center's move, here is an excerpt from
an email we received through the grapevine from Scott Stevens. It was
dated January 13, 1999:
"Yes the center's move was completed. The remaining board members
are meeting either this week or the beginning of next to get things organized
on the board front. We are tentatively planning to unpack the place on
Saturday the 23rd of January, around 10:30 am. If you would like to help
organize the new place, feel free to show up. We are always looking for
more people. If anyone has any more questions please email
myself or Leann. We will start planning pride activities very soon
as well, if you might be interested in that area."
January 13, 1999
There are several new things in our NEWS area: Capital Coverage brings you information about
the progress with a local hate crimes bill and also an update to their
LINX Media Guide. RiverCity Sports announces their Winter Volleyball League.
There's a fun new video
from Apple Computer in our FUN STUFF area. You can get HAL 9000's take on the Year
2000 Problem. By the way, have you seen the new "gay" iMacs?
January 7, 1999
The new Northside address for the Community Center is 4119 Hamilton
Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.
December 23, 1998
For those of you who have been clamoring for Issue 3 news, check out
the new "Issue 3 Update" by Lycette Nelson of Stonewall in our
From Capital Coverage News Service comes, "Speakers Compare Racism,
Homophobia at Downtown Anti-Klan Vigil", also in the NEWS
And yes, the Community Center has moved! It is now n Hamilton Avenue
in Northside. As soon as someone with more detailed information gets back
to us, we'll post it here.
For various reasons we've not been able to give this web site the attention
it needs lately. We apologize for the long delays in updating the listings
areas. We've also gotten behind in replying to the emails that this site
November 10, 1998
New articles in our NEWS area: "World AIDS Day / Day Without Art"
and, from Capital Coverage News Service, "Amnesty Embraces Issue
3 Repeal" and "LINX : Greater Cincinnati Compleat Guerilla Guide
to Media Access."
November 2, 1998
At the Issue 3 Repeal meeting last night Lycette Nelson handed out
an Issue 3 FAQ sheet. Michael Blankenship presented suggestions for how
people who don't live in Cincinnati can help with our cause. This is a
national issue. Because the Sixth Circuit Court upheld the right of municipalities
to pass such measures, other cities are going to start adopting the same
language. Find both articles in our NEWS
And now more than ever we all must vote this Tuesday. Even as we focus
on the coming Issue 3 Repeal battle, we must get out the vote in every
election. Call a friend, take them to the polls, make it a party! Find
Stonewall Cincinnati PAC's 1998 Candidate Endorsements in our NEWS
October 27, 1998
Along with a "First Look" at the October 22nd Qualls / Chabot
Debate we've added a report on the seminar, "Whose America Is It?
Responding to the Radical Right" presented October 24 at the First
Unitarian Church in Avondale. Scroll down the NEWS
page to find it under Capital Coverage.
October 18, 1998
Hundreds of us came together last Thursday on the UC campus to mourn
the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard and to begin the long battle to repeal
Issue 3. We would like to thank Todd Portune, the only Cincinnati City
Councilmember attending, for coming to show his support for us during
this important event. You can read an uncharacteristically balanced report
from the Cincinnati Enquirer here.
Find details about a November 1st organizing meeting at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian
Church on our Community CALENDAR.
October 15, 1998
We've received several emails recently regarding both the murder of
Matthew Shepard and Issue 3. We posted some of them on the Bulletin
Board in our PEOPLE area.
Since the senders did not know that their comments were going to be posted,
we've removed references to full names and email addresses.
October 13, 1998 - Updated again at 8pm
The Supreme Court has decided NOT to hear the Issue 3 appeal. Lycette
Nelson of Stonewall will be updating Rainbow Cincinnati shortly on where
we go from here. Check out the October 12 posting below for current info
as of yesterday. Check back here often for the latest information as it
Received from Lycette Nelson:
In light of today's decision by the US Supreme Court not to rule on Cincinnati's
Issue 3, letting stand a lower court's ruling upholding Issue 3, the
vigil already scheduled to take place on Thursday will be expanded
and will serve as well as an awareness event for Issue 3 and the repeal
initiative announced today by Stonewall Cincinnati.
If you cannot attend the vigil, please place a lit candle outside your
house to remember Matthew Shepard.
Thank you. WE need to come together as a community now more than ever.
Please start by coming together with us on Thursday.
Rainbow Cincinnati would like to thank Daniel for sending us the email
suggesting we all light a candle outside our houses in memory of Matthew
Shepard. What a great idea! I told Lycette about it and she included it
in her mass emailing.
October 12, 1998
A local candlelight vigil is being held at 8pm on Thursday, October 15,
in Memory of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year old victim of a vicious gay-bashing
attack who died on Monday, October 12, after being beaten, pistol-whipped,
strung up on a fence and left for dead by two young men in Laramie, Wyoming.
Find details in our NEWS
area. (Full story from CNN.)
This is it, folks. No more waiting, no more wondering. Soon, it will
be reality one way or another. The Supreme Court is back at work, and
we are expecting a decision on Issue 3 within the next month. Read the
full article in our NEWS area.
Stonewall Cincinnati PAC has announced their 1998 Candidate Endorsements.
Find information in our NEWS area.
Just in time for the holidays, Kwada Lude brings you info on cooking
your bird. Find the "Festive Holiday Kooking with Kwada Lude"
video in our FUN STUFF area.
October 3, 1998
Did you have a good time at Kings Island? Look for a followup report
coming soon to Rainbow Cincinnati. Also, if you have some good pictures
from Pride Night '98, send them to us, for posting on the site (or scan
them and email them to us). Personally, I missed the event while I stayed
in St. Petersburg waiting for Hurricane Georges which ended up completely
bypassing us. Gee, even Spurs throws a better Hurricane Party than St.
We realize that our Local Business Listings area is a little sparse.
Recently we sent out questionnaires to local businesses so that we could
make it more complete. Thanks to Queen City Careers Association for including
us in their latest mailing!
The Tiogala Alliance has chosen Rainbow Cincinnati as their featured
site for the month of October. Thanks for the recognition!
September 22, 1998
Hope you're all ready for Pride
Night at Kings Island this Friday, September 25. Tickets ordered through
Box Office Tickets from Tuesday on will be available for "Will Call"
at the Kings Island front gate. Thursday, the 24th is the last day to
order tickets by phone. For tickets purchased at the gate, only cash,
Visa, Master Charge or Discover will be accepted.
Advance tickets are available through Friday, September 25, at the following
Cincinnati - The Community Center, Pink Pyramid, Crazy Ladies,
The New Pipeline, The Dock.
Columbus - Stonewall Community Center.
Cleveland - Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center.
Dayton - Gay & Lesbian Community Center.
Center Stage at FestHaus - Dance to the music of DJ Jon Boston,
DJ Black Cherri, DJ Christopher Mercier, DJ John Varns. Special Guests
at 7:00 and 9:00 featuring Quasi, Mercedes, Ashley West, Jeana Jones,
Jareje Rashad, Scarlett Fever & Representatives from Local and Regional
August 22, 1998
Happy Birthday to us! Yep, Rainbow Cincinnati is now one year old.
We would like to thank all of you for coming here to find news and information
about our community. We especially would like to thank all the individuals
and organizations who have contributed to this site over the last year.
If your organization or business is not yet listed, why don't you email your information to us right now and take advantage
of the thousands of visits that this site receives! It's free.
David Hughes has brought back pictures and news from Gay Games V in Amsterdam.
Find them in the NEWS area.
August 6, 1998
The Gay Games sports results page was moved - the link in the August
3 message below should be working again. And, speaking of results, it
looks like Cincinnati's men's softball team is off to a good start with
a 2-1 record in the pool play. We'll keep an eye out for results from
other local participants.
August 3, 1998
The Gay Games have begun! Good luck to all the athletes, especially
our Softball Team! Wish I could be with you. Check the Gay
Games V Website for all the information. Here's a direct link to the
Gay Games Newsletter where they will be posting daily
news and also one to the Sports Results page.
August 3, 1998 addendum
In our continuing attempt to give this site two-way communications,
we've added Rainbow Interactive to our PEOPLE area. We are trying this free system run by iToast.
Services include News, Calendars, Chat, Email, etc. The difference here
is that all information is added to the area by our visitors. More info
is in the PEOPLE area - try it out.
Do you want a site for your organization that's a snap to create? Find
info in our COMMUNITY
July 15, 1998
On Sunday, July 12, we were all entertained by the best Drag Races
yet. Kym and Joe Carr did a great job organizing and promoting the event
which raised money for AVOC and the designated charities of the ISQCCBE.
Thanks also goes out to Darrell and his staff at the New Pipeline and
Howard and his staff at Shooters for their support. You can find more
pictures of the event in our NEWS
July 5, 1998
Let us all thank Bobbie Sterne for her 25 years of public service
to the people of Cincinnati as a member of Cincinnati City Council. Her
steadfast support for the protection of everyone's civil rights should
be a model to all the other members who still fill those seats.
If you haven't heard, Mrs. Sterne resigned her seat on July 1st to make
way for Jim Tarbell, another member of the Charter Party. Mr. Tarbell
was supported by Stonewall Cincinnati in the last election but finished
10th with 9 seats available.
Mrs. Sterne was seldom one for long speech making, but I will always
remember the power of her comments at the City Council Meeting when our
former friend Dwight Tillery flip-flopped on Cincinnati's Human Rights
At our Aware on the Square on July 23, only she and Todd Portune came
to show their support. You can view what is possibly her last official
public speech in our NEWS area.
Mrs. Sterne was the only Council Member to attend this year's PFLAG Dinner.
When Rainbow Cincinnati sent out questionnaires, only Bobbie Sterne's
was filled in and returned. (Yes, that is why she is the only Council
Member listed in our COMMUNITY area.)
So I ask you, my dear friends, send her a letter thanking her for her
unwavering visible support for our community. City Hall's address
is 801 Plum St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. At the very least send her an email
Perhaps you can also send a copy of your letter to the other members of
City Council. Show them how we support those who are not afraid to visibly
support us. You can find their email addresses at: http://www.ci.cincinnati.oh.us/.
The Cincinnati Enquirer article can be found at:
July 1, 1998
Hope you all had a great Pride Month. New additions to the NEWS
- The videos from Aware on the Square are now ready. Solve the "blow
me" mystery (see June 24 below).
- Check out the 1998 Drag Races scheduled for Sunday, July 12. This
is an annual fund raising event that is not to be missed!
- Gay Games V, Amsterdam, gets underway on Saturday, August 1. Read
about Team Cincinnati USA's plans.
June 24, 1998
There was a nice turnout for Aware on the Square on Tuesday afternoon.
Hosted by Pride Co-Chairs Bruce Preston and Lycette Nelson, we were treated
to rousing speeches from Kathy Laufman - GLSEN, Joy Robinson - Stonewall
Youth Coordinator, David Hughes - The Center, and Becca Hammond - UC Alliance.
There was also a great rap by Kinedra Hubbard of the duet Born This Way.
Cincinnati Councilmembers Bobbie Sterne and Todd Portune also spoke with
Mr. Portune reading the Proclamation of Gay Pride Month in Cincinnati.
After a required piece of computer hardware returns from the shop, Rainbow
Cincinnati will present video and audio clips from the rally. Those of
you who could not attend (and our "friends" from City Council
who were not present) can then enjoy the event too. Until then you'll
just have to guess which speaker suggested that in light of the Issue
3 fiasco, "Cincinnati can blow me for all I care."
June 22, 1998
Check out the detailed Stonewall Dinner information in the NEWS
area. The event is this Saturday, June 27.
June 10, 1998
How have you celebrated Pride Month '98 so far? There are almost two
dozen events still in the wings. Make this the year that you check out
a new organization, go to an event or place that you've never been, do
something OUT !
June 3, 1998
Pride Month festivities are in full swing. Don't forget Red Shirt
day at Kings Island this Sunday!
We were sent a link to the West Virginia Pride site. From there you can also find
a link to information about all the Pride events around the world.
May 30, 1998 - City of Cincinnati Web Site
They finally have it installed and I finally found it. Find the City
of Cincinnati's official web site at: www.ci.cincinnati.oh.us. It includes all sorts of city
government information including e-mail addresses.
May 17, 1998 - Pride Month '98
The Pride Guides for Pride Month '98 are printed (ahead of schedule,
can you believe?) and can be found at The Center and at all of your favorite
gay and gay-supportive businesses around town. You can read about the
events and even listen to a Pride Month report from WAIF in our NEWS
area. In addition, our CALENDAR
shows all of the Pride Month '98 events by date. We know that with so
many events this year, everyone will find things that match their interests.
Pride Committee meetings are at The Center and are scheduled to last
no more than one hour. Everyone is welcome. Future meeting dates are on
Wednesdays, May 20 & 27, and June 3 & 17.
April 21, 1998 - Kings Island Dates
We've been getting quite a few emails asking about Kings Island Day
so here's the deal. There are now actually two Kings Island Days.
The "official" Kings Island event is our second annual Pride
Night, where we have EXCLUSIVE use of the park. This has been scheduled
for Friday, September 25, 1998. Ask any of the 2400 people who attended
last year's first-time event, and you're sure to hear that this is an
event not to be missed! Our goal for 1998 is increase attendance to 5000
or more. Check here for more information.
The other is the traditional "red shirt" day at Kings Island.
This is not an official Pride event but has historically taken place during
our Pride Celebrations. We understand that this year's gala is on Sunday,
February 27, 1998
We're back from vacation with some rearrangement and new additions
to the site. Most notably, we've added two Bulletin Boards.
One of them is in the COMMUNITY
area. Local community organizations may use this bulletin board to make
general announcements to our community.
The other is in the PEOPLE area. Individuals
may use this bulletin board to make comments, ask questions, and carry
on discussions within our community.
Additionally, Lycette Nelson sent some updated Issue 3 information. Find
it in the NEWS area. We also have begun
to build a list of links to other resources on the net. Find these in
the COMMUNITY area. While you're at it, send
us some of your favorites.
Quite a lot of email piled up while we were gone. We think that all the
requested additions and modifications have been made to the site. If we've
missed something please let us know.
February 2, 1998
Our meeting with the Community Organizations was a great success with
20 people (representing even more organizations) attending. Everyone was
very supportive and gave us some great suggestions on how to improve the
The Rainbow Cincinnati group was interviewed on Alternating Currents
(WAIF 88.3 FM) on Saturday, January 31. The opportunity came up so quickly
that we weren't able to announce it on this site. So, as our first experiment
in delivering audio over the net, you can listen to the interview right
now. Find it in the NEWS
January 21, 1998 - Attention Webbies (including
you AOL folks)
Secretary of the Navy, John Dalton, has
indicated that the Navy will discharge Senior Chief Timothy R. McVeigh
despite evidence that the Navy potentially violated both the Electronic
Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't
The Human Rights Campaign has set up a web page that will give you more
information. From that page you can also email "the powers that be"
to protest this act. Check it out,
then speak out!
Also, since it seems that AOL has possibly violated the ECPA as well
as their own contractual promises to keep members' account information
private, you might also want to email
Steve Case, CEO of AOL, and express your outrage.
January 16, 1998 -
We hope that most of our local community organizations have gotten
their announcements about our January 29th meeting (see December 28 notice
below). It's been hard to track down current addresses for everybody (thanks
Roger), so suffice to say, "If you're interested, you're invited!"
This little exercise has again pointed out how important it is that we
get all this information into this site and make sure it's as accurate
and current as possible. Again, thanks to everybody who has sent information
The Community Calendar is filling up nicely and more organizations are
coming online every week. Several organizations have emailed us to say
that they've received inquiries thanks to the website.
Finally, we're happy to report that we've had over 2300 visits (from
16 countries). Not too bad for a site with no nude pictures :)
December 28, 1997 -
We're happy to announce that we finally have scheduled the get-together
for our local community organizations. On Thursday, January 29 we will
be meeting at the Gay & Lesbian Community Center at 7:30pm. At the
meeting we will be showing representatives from local organizations how
to use the Rainbow Cincinnati web site to promote their organizations
and how to add their events to the Community Calendar. Come on down and
"Get Wired"! And remember, even though we have a ".com"
address, Rainbow Cincinnati is an all-volunteer, non-profit group and
all of our services are FREE.
Check out the January 1998 edition of The Word newspaper. There is a
nice article about Rainbow Cincinnati on the front page. They even printed
a color picture of the site.
Even though there haven't been any major additions to the site lately
(you know, the holidays and all) we are constantly adding and updating
information throughout the site. Send us information about your business
or organization and we'll add it. Local community organizations can also
sign up for the Community Calendar and add their own events.
December 2, 1997 -
Rainbow Cincinnati was dark yesterday in observance of World AIDS Day
/ Day Without Art. We hope that you were able to participate in some of
the commemorative events. We would like to thank Mark of AVNK for submitting
the information about these events.
Thanks also goes to Mark for helping us make Rainbow Cincinnati work
better for our WebTV visitors. Speaking of visitors, we've now exceeded
1500 visits to this site. Thanks to everyone who has emailed us to point
out additions and corrections to our information. We appologize if we
have not personally replied. Keeping this site current is a major effort
and sometimes we don't get around to answering all our email.
November 18,1997 -
We're happy to announce that the Rainbow Cincinnati Community Calendar
is now opperational! Thanks to Ralph & Jason for all the help. There's
not much there yet but you should go to CALENDAR and check it out. You'll
find information that will show you how you can list your organization's
events there. You can do it yourself!
November 14, 1997 -
To kick off our first additions to the NEWS section we're going to bring
you up to date on the happenings surrounding Cincinnati's Issue 3. The
information was sent to us by Stonewall Human Rights Organization for
inclusion on this site.
Periodically we receive site usage logs from our internet host provider.
Included in this information is a list of top level domains that have
accessed our site. From one of the recent reports we see that we have
had visitors from: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan,
Mexico, Russian Federation, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and the
United Kingdom. It truly is the World Wide Web.
November 9, 1997 -
We've arrived! We're now receiving junk e-mail.
We've been holding off scheduling our get-together with local organizations
until the calendar is working. It's implementation has turned into more
of a problem than we originally thought.
October 20, 1997 -
It's now been two months since Rainbow Cincinnati first appeared. After
taking a short vacation, we've gotten some of our local businesses listed.
We're still working hard on getting the "real time" events calendar
installed. Click on CALENDAR to get a better description of what we expect
will be one of the most popular and useful parts of this site.
Thanks to everyone who helped support us through the "Thank God
I'm Out" Office Party at the Dock on October 10th. A special thanks
goes out to the Queen City Careers Association. They, along with the Community
Center, organized and promoted the event. Although this site is a volunteer
effort, there was a cost to register the gaycincinnati domain name and
there are recurring monthly costs to host the site from our internet provider.
We would also like to thank everyone for the supportive e-mails that
we have been receiving. Putting this all together is a huge task and any
help you can give us by pointing out errors and omissions really is appreciated.
Remember, we are looking for volunteers with graphics, writing or internet
experience who can help our non-profit organizations get their web pages
Remember to VOTE on Tuesday, November 4th. You can check out Stonewall
PAC's voting recommendations HERE.
October 27, 1997 -
We just received this email announcement:
"Stonewall is planning a rally in response to the decision on Issue
3. The rally will be Thursday Oct 30 at noon at the Court House at 5th
and Walnut. Please help spread the word."
For more information call Stonewall at513-651-2500.
We've gotten a few pics from Kings Island; keep them coming. Kick off
your Coming Out Weekend at the "Thank God I'm Out" Office Party
on Friday, October 10th, 5-9pm at The Dock. The proceeds go to help Rainbow
Cincinnati pay for this web site.
September 18, 1997
If you take any pictures that we can use of the festivities at
Kings Island, please send them to Rainbow Cincinnati.
Whoops, last time we updated the Java version of the Home page, the Java
applet got blitzed. It should be working again.
September 11, 1997
Well, we have some organizations installed into the site. Find them under
COMMUNITY. We hope we've cleaned up some of the nastiness that Netscape
2 users experienced. We suggest you use Netscape Navigator or Internet
Explorer browser, versions 3 or greater. If you're running from AOL, we
suggest that you download and install one of these browsers and after
logging on to AOL, independantly start the new browser.
Message from Rainbow Cincinnati's original "coming out"
August 20, 1997 -
You've probably heard this before but, "Please excuse the mess."
The Rainbow Cincinnati web site will always be a work in progress but
at the present time all we have is a foundation with piles of building
materials lying around.
Our intention is to make Rainbow Cincinnati an online clearinghouse for
information and resources of interest to our community. Over the next
month we will be contacting organizations and businesses in our area for
inclusion in Rainbow Cincinnati directories. Or, you can send your information
to us by e-mail right now. We also want to know about your events
so that we can place them on our calendar.
One of the things that we want to include in our People section is a
listing of personal web pages. We want to help bridge our rapidly growing
online community. Please send us your links!
Okay, we admit it. We don't have a complete picture of what Rainbow Cincinnati
will become. We do hope that with your ideas and help, we can make it
a major reference point for everyone in our community.