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2014 LGBT History Month Videos

LGBT2014-Poster17x11_200.jpgLGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video.


Pride Night Kings Island 2014 - Friday, September 5

Pride-Night-2014.gifDon’t miss the Midwest’s largest amusement park entertainment event benefiting a local GLBTQ community group – the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Greater Cincinnati. You can buy your tickets online now for the Friday, September 5, 2014, event at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio.

For our out of town visitors, here's a map to Kings Island, area bars, and other points of interest.

Support the event that celebrates its 18th year thanks to the generosity of Kings Island.

More information about Pride Night can be found at the Center's website.


Worley E. Rodehaver, Jr. Passes

worleyrodehaver.jpgWorley E. Rodehaver, Jr., the long time editor of GLBT News and community volunteer passed July 23, 2014, of a heart attack at University Hospital.

Publisher, Writer, Advocate. Readers of community press knew the name of Worley Rodehaver as one of the few remaining sources of regional minority community news. Rodehaver published several publications, one of which is Greater Cincinnati GLBT News. He was a life long journalist, photographer and editor.

A celebration of the life of Worley Rodehaver will take place on Saturday, August 9th, 2014, 11 AM, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church located at 536 Linton Street (MAP) just off of Reading Road, south of Martin Luther King Drive. The Gathering, Worley's church of eleven years, will conduct the service.

An assembly of Worley's friends may gather at the Below Zero Lounge (MAP), 1122 Walnut Street, downtown, immediately following the service. Light refreshments will be served.


GLBT News Election Nov 3, 2013


Important Update: GLBTQ Center becomes virtual center - effective November 9. 2013!

Dear Friends of the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Greater, Inc.,

Today, the Board takes a bold step for the future of our organization by becoming a "virtual" on-line Center, engaging in grant making to local GLBTQ groups, and shuttering its physical location in Northside.

We are a private foundation; our primary funding source remains the ever popular Pride Night at Kings Island (date to be announced for 2014). After the physical premises close on November 9, 2013, please continue to visit for updates.

Our first grant for the 2014 is to the Cincinnati Pride ( for $5,000.00. The Center makes this grant to double the amount of time (two months) and the double the number of street banners (32) in downtown Cincinnati to promote Cincinnati Gay Pride on May 31, 2014 and Pride Month June 2014. A process with guidelines will be published online for The Center to consider your grant request early next year.

We must evolve with the times. It is our desire to continue supporting the local communities by returning even more value through this change.

Here’s a recap of our vision:

We will continue:

Maintaining and enhancing our web site at listing local and regional GLBTQ resources.

Answering our web based mail and voicemail questions in a timely fashion making the appropriate referral to resource information. The PO Box and phone line will be maintained with voice mail.

Announcing the date of our 2014 Pride Night at Kings Island event on our web page (usually, within the first quarter of the calendar year).

We will develop/announce:

An application process and guidelines in the new year for your group/organization to apply for funding from the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Greater Cincinnati.

Determine a public location for our annual meeting.

Develop the best way to enlist volunteers to continue to support our functions and develop new leadership.

We are changing to adapt to the current situation and make our practices consistent with the actual utilization of our resources all while returning more value to the communities that access us!

The Board of Directors

Rusty Lockett, President;
John Maddux, Vice-President;
Ashley Brazil, Secretary;
Hanna Smith, Treasurer;
Michael Chanak, Member-at-Large


Rachael Explains it All - Rachael Maddow's show opening, 11/07/12

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

250px-RachelMaddowShow.jpgRachael Maddow:
That happened! That really happened.
We are not going to have a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe versus Wade.
There will be no more Antonin Scalias and Samuel Alitos added to this court.
We`re not going to repeal health reform.
Nobody is going to kill Medicare and make old people in this generation or any other generation fight it out on the open market to try to get themselves health insurance.
We are not going to do that.
We are not going to give a 20 percent tax cut to millionaires and billionaires and expect programs like food stamps and kid`s insurance to cover the cost of that tax cut.
We`re not going to make you clear it with your boss if you want to get birth control under the insurance plan that you`re on.
We are not going to redefine rape.
We are not going to amend the United States Constitution to stop gay people from getting married.
We are not going to double Guantanamo.
We are not eliminating the Department of Energy or the Department of Education or housing at the federal level.
We are not going to spend $2 trillion on the military that the military does not want.
We are not scaling back on student loans, because the country`s new plan is that you should borrow money from your parents.
We are not vetoing the DREAM Act.
We are not self-deporting.
We are not letting Detroit go bankrupt.
We are not starting a trade war with China on Inauguration Day in January.
We are not going to have, as a president, a man who once led a mob of friends to run down a scared, gay kid, to hold him down and forcibly cut his hair off with a pair of scissors while that kid cried and screamed for help and there was no apology, not ever.
We are not going to have a Secretary of State John Bolton.
We are not bringing Dick Cheney back.
We are not going to have a foreign policy shop stocked with architects of the Iraq war.
We are not going to do it.
We had the chance to do that if we wanted to do that, as a country.
And we said no, last night, loudly.


Equality Cincinnati PAC Nov. 6th, 2012 Endorsements (Results Update)

Endorsements, updated with (W)in/(L)oss results.

President / Vice President:
   (W) Barack Obama / Joe Biden
US Senator Ohio
   (W) Sherrod Brown
State Representatives:
   (W) OH-28 Connie Pillich
   (L) OH-29 Hubert E. Brown
   (L) OH-30 Steven L. Newsome
   (W) OH-31 Denise Driehaus
Court of Common Pleas: vote for only 2
   (W) Nadine Allen
   (L) Steve Black
   (W) Leslie Ghiz
Hamilton County Offices:
   (W) Commissioner: Todd Portune
   (L) Prosecutor: Janaya Trotter
   (W) Clerk of Courts: Pam Thomas
   (W) Sheriff: Jim Neil
   (L) Treasurer: Jeff Cramerding
   (W) Coroner: Lakshmi Kode Sammarco
Court of Appeals 1st District:
   (L) Martha Good
   (L) Bruce Whitman
Issue 2: Redistricting
   (L) Vote Yes

Ed note: Why was it so difficult to get this information from Equality Cincinnati?

(UPDATE) Thanks to Equality Cincinnati PAC we will be better communicating this information before the next election!


Big Ship Nightmare October 19, 2012 - Portion of Proceeds to Benefit GLBT Center!


Something Wicked Fun This Way Comes from CNKY Scene, BB Riverboats, and the USS Nightmare! The Big Ship is back and this time It’s Haunted! Throw on your Sexiest, Silliest, or Scariest Costume and come aboard the Belle of Cincinnati for a night of frights and delights like you have never seen! There will be flying fire, freaks, a dance of the living dead and a horrifying tour through the bone chilling USS Nightmare.

Boarding will begin at BB Riverboats at 10:30pm and the Belle will depart for a 1 hour cruise to the USS Nightmare at 11:30pm. Arrive early for a blazing performance by the seductive ladies of Dante's Gypsy Circus in the parking lot during boarding.

Prepare to be Stunned and Amazed by “THE DOPE SHOW” Featuring performances by The Lady Jetta, Judith Iscariot, Amaya Sexton, Armani Devine, Scarlett Fever and Dante's Gypsy Circus as you have never seen them. (Trust me this is not your Momma’s Drag Show!)

Are you ready to have the SHIP Scared Out of You? Ticket Price Includes Admission to one of the Nation’s Top 13 Haunted Attractions the USS Nightmare ($16.00 Value). Haunted Houses are not your thing… Never Fear stay aboard the boat for dancing all night long with DJ Kenneth Wright and be sure to strike a ghoulish pose in the photo booth by Erin Giwer Photography.

Costumes are encouraged but not required and there will be a costume contest for those of you who really dress to impress!

Don’t have a costume head on over to one of Cow Halloween’s three convenient locations!
Western Hills near the corner of Glenway and Glenmore 5785 Glenway Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45238
Cherry Grove Plaza in front of Kroger 458 Ohio Pike Cincinnati, OH 45255
Florence in Turfway Commons between Sams Club and Babies "R" US 4973 Houston Rd. Florence, KY 41042
• Mention "Big Ship Nightmare" at the checkout and receive 25% OFF your entire purchase.

Check FB for details!.

General Admission $25.00* 18 + Admitted (Includes Admission to the USS Nightmare a $16.00 Value, Cash Bar for Drinks and Snacks)
(*All Tickets are Subject to a 1.5% Port Charge and 6% Sales Tax)

VIP Packages 21+ ONLY – VIP Bottle Service Packages include 4 tickets with a reserved table for your group on the VIP 3rd Deck, your bottle of choice with mixers, an hors d’oeuvre buffet, and admission to the USS Nightmare. Additional guests can be added to your VIP 4 Pack at $35.00 per person.
$200.00* - Choose from Skyy Vodka, Absolut Vodka, Jim Beam Bourbon, Bacardi Rum, Malibu Coconut Rum, or Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
$250.00* - Choose from Grey Goose Vodka, Ketel One Vodka, Makers Mark Bourbon, Crown Royal, or Patrón Tequila
(*All Tickets are Subject to a 1.5% Port Charge and 6% Sales Tax)

• $1.00 of Each Ticket Sold will go to The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Cincinnati

**The Link for Tickets is not up yet but will be soon!**


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