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TRI-STATE ALLIANCE NEWS
Vol. 30 Issue 6
Pride Picnic is June 10
The 33rd Annual TSA Pride Picnic has been scheduled for the Bishea Shelter of Burdette Park on the
West Side of Evansville on Sunday, June 10. The entertainment and times have been expanded, and the
event will last from 12 noon – 8pm.
Among the features of the day will include a performance by Katie Watts (left picture) and a performance
by Michelle Shelton (right picture), and a 6pm performance by many local drag kings and queens. To volunteer to perform, please
contact Wally Paynter at
The address of the park
is 5301 Nurrenbern
Road, Evansville, In
47712. For more information about the park,
please google search
Burdette Park Evansville
Indiana or visit:
Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs and soft
drinks will be provided (donation requests will be $2 for
burgers and $1 for hot dogs and drinks), and the community is asked to bring different side dishes and desserts.
The event will take place rain or shine...we have a
large air-conditioned shelter rented for the day. Different groups and businesses will have information tables
at the event.
The community is invited and encouraged to
attend. As in past, different elected officials and
candidates for office are
expected to stop by. The
park does have security
(a uniformed deputy) onduty for the day. For updates about the event,
visit www.TSAGL.org or
‘like’ us on Facebook.
TSA Youth Group in Need of My Coke Rewards
My Coke Rewards Codes are found under the lid of any Coke bottled product (from 2-liter to 20 oz, from Powerade to
Minute Maid) and printed on the cardboard of boxed products (12, 20, 24 packs). These codes will earn TSA points that
will be used to supply the Youth Group with free beverages for weekly meetings & events. Save your points and send
them in to: TSA Youth Group, PO Box 2901, Evansville, IN 47728, or drop them off at the TSA office at 501 John St.
Owensboro PFLAG Schedules Speaker, Pride Potluck
PFLAG - Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians &
Gays - Owensboro's next meeting is Sunday, June 3,
from 3-5pm. We meet at Journey Fellowship, 1709
Alexander Ave, Owensboro, KY, 42303 (corner of Alexander Ave and 18th St). Everyone is invited! Even if you
don't need PFLAG, PFLAG needs you!
Our guest speaker is Maurice "Bojangles" Blanchard. Bojangles has been called to ministry by Louis-
ville's Highland Baptist Church and will be ordained as
an out, married, gay man on May 27, '12.
Following the meeting, plan to stay for Journey Fellowship's Evening of Support and Affirmation. Journey
Fellowship "Welcoming All - Judging None", An Evening
of Support and Affirmation, Sunday, June 3, @ 5pm,
Good Food, Great Conversation, Encouragement, Everyone Invited.
National HIV Testing Day
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Get an HIV test through your doctor or at Planned Parenthood (812-473-4990)
5:30pm AIDS Holiday Project
Volunteer Meeting & Pizza
Help us meet the needs of over 375 low-income households impacted by HIV / AIDS throughout
the Tri-State Region! Questions? Contact Wally at 812-480-0204 or [email protected]
6:30pm Movie: And the Band Played On
TSA Offices, 501 John St, Evansville
Famous Quotes From the Movie:
Roger Gail Lyon: This is not a
political issue. This is a health
issue. This is not a gay issue.
This is a human issue. And I do
not intend to be defeated by it. I
came here today in the hope that
my epitaph would not read that I
died of red tape.
Bobbi Campbell: Well, you know,
if the gay community doesn't start
raising hell, do you think Reagan is
going to do a damn thing?
The Choreographer: I wish I had
Bobbi Campbell: Courage... no.
I'm scared to death. I just have this
self-determination to live. Don't you?
Dr. Dennis Donohue:
When the doctors start acting
like businessmen, who do the
people turn to for doctors?
Blood Bank executive: Is the CDC
seriously suggesting that the blood industry
spends $100M a year to use the test for
the wrong disease because we have a
handful of transfusion fatalities and 8 dead
Dr. Don Francis: How many dead
hemophiliacs do you need? How many
people have to die to make it cost efficient
for you people to do something about it? A
hundred? A thousand? Give us a number
so we won't annoy you again until the
amount of money you begin spending on
lawsuits make it more profitable for you to
save people than to kill them.
Congressman Phil Burton: I'll introduce
a bill. But if all the angels came dancing
down to earth like the Rockettes, even
they couldn't get a dime out of this
administration for anything with the name
"gay" on it.
TSA Youth Group
Sunday, June 24, 2pm—?
At the home of Kelley Coures
Youth Group members email [email protected] for directions
LOCAL CIVIL RIGHTS ORDINANCE UPDATE:
For updates on the Vanderburgh County civil rights ordinance,
monitor our web Site at www.TSAGL.org and/or ‘like’ the Tri-State
Alliance on Facebook. You can help by writing a letter to the
Commissioners asking them to vote YES on adding age, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation to the county’s civil
rights ordinance. Write them at Vanderburgh County Commissioners, Room 305 Civic Center Complex, 1 NW Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Evansville IN 47708. The City Council
passed a similar ordinance unanimously last year, and Mayor
Weinzapfel approved the changes. So thanks to the City of
Evansville, 85% of the county is already covered by this ordinance. But we need YOUR help to make sure the ENTIRE
county is covered!
TSA Membership Drive 2012
Please help us continue our work in the community! Please considering
becoming a dues paying member of the Tri-State Alliance! Donate on-line at
www.TSAGL.org, or send a check to TSA Membership, PO Box 2901, Evansville,
IN 47728. Memberships are $25 general membership, $5 limited income
membership, $50 household membership, $100 Hundred Club membership.
If you believe you have been
a victim of discrimination,
contact the Evansville –
Vanderburgh County Human
Relations Commission at
AIDS License Plates &
Indiana Memorial Available
The Indiana AIDS Memorial at Crown Hill Cemetery is a permanent memorial
dedicated to the thousands of lives lost to the AIDS epidemic. It is located on the
northeast corner of section 90 of Crown Hill Cemetery. Funding for the memorial
was possible in part by the Joseph F. Miller Foundation. For an order form,
contact Jason of the Indiana AIDS Fund, 429 East Vermont Suite
300, Indianapolis, IN 46202 or call 317-630-1805, fax 317-6301806. Also, please consider choosing the “To Your Health”
License Plates at the
Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Part of the proceeds will benefit the
Indiana AIDS Fund!
Volunteers Needed for
Safe Zone Committee
The Tri-State Alliance is creating a safe zone
committee that will work to promote safe zone trainings in different schools and social service agencies
in the community, using the safe zone training currently utilized by the University of Southern Indiana.
To volunteer, please contact Wally Paynter at 812480-0204 or [email protected]
Remember TSA in Your Will
TSA Educational Presentations
By Wally Paynter
Making a difference in our community is important. TSA has
worked to serve our community since 1980. To make a difference in our community, donations of time and money have always been very important.
One way to continue to make a difference is by remembering
TSA in your estate planning. I choose to volunteer for the 3
charities that are the most important to me and my life (TSA,
MDA and 1st Presbyterian Church).
As I prepared my will, I have included TSA, MDA and my
church in my estate planning. Though this will not be a lot of
money, it will be my way to help make a difference in the future
after I am gone.
I would like to encourage you to consider the Tri-State Alliance as your prepare your estate. Our legal name is the TriState Alliance, Inc., our address is PO Box 2901, Evansville, IN
47728, and our Federal ID number is 35-1636272. Whether
you remember us in your will, life estate or in your life insurance, you can help us continue to make a difference. TSA has
served our region for 32 years, and your consideration will help
us continue to make a difference into the future! Contact me at
812-480-0204 or [email protected] for more information.
Gay & Lesbian Images in American Film. Lecture includes an overview of historical Hollywood and the fate of all minorities in American
movies from silent era to 1970s. Portions of the HBO Documentary
“The Celluloid Closet” are used, as are brief film clips from other pre
1967 American films depicting GLBT images.
The Hidden Holocaust: Lecture gives brief overview of the historical
evolution of the GLBT population in Europe during the latter 19th and
early 20th century, culminating in the Gay Renaissance of Berlin in the
1920’s. The documentary Paragraph 175 is shown, presenting the few
survivors of the Nazi death camps and their personal stories.
4000 Years of GLBT History: A power point presentation showing
images from around the world of GLBT people and events from a little
known Egyptian tomb from 2400 BC, to the current status of the campaign for marriage equality in the US and Europe.
For more info contact TSA VP Kelley Coures at [email protected]
Working with Diverse Populations: We meet with substance abuse
treatment facilities, churches, schools, social service and medical
agencies, and university classes to talk about working with GLBT communities in a culturally competent fashion.
Current Issues in the HIV / AIDS Pandemic: From local to international, get an update about the HIV / AIDS Pandemic, and find out how
YOU can make a difference!
For the final 2 presentations, contact Wally Paynter at 812-4800204 or [email protected]
Greater Evansville PFLAG will not meet in June or July
They will return to their monthly meeting scheduled on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm
in August at the 1st Presbyterian Church, 609 SE 2nd Street, Downtown Evansville.
Evansville Planned Parenthood
Sales & Leasing Executive
Cross that money saving bridge to support TSA!
Bring in this ad when you purchase a car from
Malcolm & $100 will be donated to TSA
New Hope UCC
1010 East Fourth Street
Worship Sundays at 11am
God accepts you as you are and so do we.
CONGREGATION OF OWENSBORO
WELCOMES YOU TO:
Religious Education- Sunday @ 9:30 am
Worship- Sunday @10:30 am
Meditation- Thursday @ 6:30pm
1221 CEDAR ST., OWENSBORO KY 42301
(CORNER OF CEDAR & PARRISH)
An open and affirming congregation…
WHERE FAITH & REASON COME TOGETHER
Church of Christ
437 First St., Henderson, KY
Sunday School - 9:30am Worship - 10:30am
Church Phone: 270 826 0605 Rev. Phil Hoy: 812 437 9295
"NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR WHERE
YOU ARE ON LIFE'S JOURNEY, YOU ARE
812-306-3053 [email protected]
BRET W. ASHBY
Hair & Nails
2221 E. Morgan Ave.
Evansville, IN 47711
Cell/Voice Mail 205-5583
The Rainbow Café
Friday Drop-in 7—10pm
A safe place for gay, lesbian, bisexual
and transgender teens and their friends
Same sex weddings, portraits, individual & couples.
Working to meet the photography needs of the
Jim M. Willis
Monday, July 2
5-8pm, TSA Offices,
501 John St., Evansville
Free food & soft drinks, help with
TSA Newsletter & safer sex kits
TSA Youth Group
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seeks submissions of articles & ads, but we reserve the right to edit
or refuse any advertisement or article. The TSA Newsletter is the
product of a volunteer organization, & as such, cannot guarantee
distribution dates. Our goal is to distribute the newsletter by the 1st
full weekend of the month. E-mail your article and photos. Tri-State
Alliance, Inc. assumes no responsibility for representation in ads.
Newsletter Advertising Rates:
Full page $200 (Back & inside covers $250), 1/2 page $100, quarter page
$50, business card $25, inserts $1,000. Need your ad designed for you?
(for a reasonable fee) Call Becky at Aztec Printing at 812-422-1462
TSA Youth Group in Need
of My Coke Rewards
My Coke Rewards Codes are found under the lid of any Coke
bottled product (from 2-liter to 20 oz, from Powerade to Minute
Maid) and printed on the cardboard of boxed products (12, 20,
24 packs). These codes will earn TSA points that will be used
to supply the Youth Group with free beverages for weekly
meetings and events. Please save your points and send them
in to: TSA Youth Group, PO Box 2901, Evansville, IN. 47728,
or drop them off at the TSA office at 501 John Street Suite 5.
Don’t Put It Off! Call for a Test Today!
Free Syphilis, Chlamydia, & Gonorrhea Testing
420 Mulberry St., Downtown Evansville
TSA Volunteer & Membership Form
_____ Enclosed is my donation to the Tri-State Alliance.
_____ Please contact me about the following volunteer opportunities:
AIDS Holiday Project
Educational Event Volunteer
National Coming Out Day Dinner/ Candidates Forum
Red Party Volunteer
Safe Zone Committee
Youth Group Volunteer
Please send to TSA, PO Box 2901, Evansville, IN 47728, OR
Donate on-line at www.TSAGL.org and email or call Wally
at 812-480-0204 or [email protected] to volunteer.
Casino Aztar Presents
Sunday, July 15
Blush Ultra Lounge
615 NW Riverside Drive, 1st Floor of Le Merigot Hotel
Downtown Evansville Casino District
Cover charge: $5, a benefit for TSA HIV Prevention Kits
Featuring Performances by Andrew Baum,
Katie Watts & Andrea Wirth
PO Box 2901, Evansville, IN 47728
Dear TSA members and friends,
This has been an exciting year for our organization with many accomplishments, including:
We served 375 low-income families impacted by HIV / AIDS through the Tri-State AIDS Holiday Project;
Our 4th Annual Celebrity Dinner (led by Nancy Drake and Bobbi Warren) and TSA’s 8 th Annual Red Party (led by
Holly D’Amour and Carol McClintock) were the best and the most successful in the history of our group;
We successfully lobbied the Evansville City Council to unanimously approve adding gender identity and sexual
orientation to the city’s human relations ordinance;
We successfully lobbied the Mayor of Evansville to add gender identity and sexual orientation to the city’s nondiscrimination policy;
Kelley Coures and Dr. Amie McKibban both received awards from Leadership Evansville for their civil rights work in
the community; Amie also received an award for teaching and leadership from USI;
City Council President Connie Robinson and City Council member Dan McGinn co-sponsored city’s human
relations ordinance, and received a civil rights award from Leadership Evansville;
We publicized the appearance of Queen Latifah, who publicly endorsed the local civil rights ordinances;
We had significantly more people testify in favor of a county civil rights ordinance than our opposition (despite their
testimony that gays should be put to death, that we give teenagers pizza to turn them gay, and that anti-gay
ministers will face jail time if the ordinance passes)…the passage of the Evansville ordinance proves their claims to
be false on a daily basis;
We sponsored the largest prom in the Tri-State, with over 650 students in attendance;
We have established an office for our volunteer meetings as well as our weekly youth group meetings.
For our work to continue, we need YOUR support! Please become a dues-paying member of our organization.
Memberships are $5 low-income, $25 basic membership, $50 household membership and $100 for the TSA Officers’ Club
Membership. Checks can be sent TSA Membership, PO Box 2901, Evansville, IN 47728, or you can make a secure on-line
donation at www.TSAGL.org. We continue to face many challenges, including the threat of protestors at our GLBT Pride
Picnic on June 10 and at other events. We can only continue our work with YOUR support, so we encourage you to
consider making a donation to our group. Thanks for your continued support!
TSA Vice President
TSA Vice President
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