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AIDS Holiday Project Needs Our Support - Tri
TRI-STATE ALLIANCE NEWS
Vol. 29 Issue 12
Dec. 2011
Tri-State AIDS Holiday
Project Needs Our Support
The Tri-State AIDS Holiday Project is busy once again
meeting the needs of a record-breaking amount of low-income
families impacted by HIV / AIDS throughout the Tri-State. This
year we are serving over 375 low-income households in a 36county region in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.
The number has expanded this year because TSA is working directly with infectious disease medical providers, Matthew
25, the Patoka Valley HIV / AIDS Community Action Group
and Southern IL HIV Care Connect. By expanding the number
of families served to include patients of infectious disease
doctors, we are serving low-income households on disability
and now low-income households with high co-pays and deductibles that impact their bottom line. Throughout this
month’s newsletter you will see quite a few different ways you
can help our project. We need volunteers to sponsor households, speak to the media, make deliveries, help with events,
and help wrap gifts at the Evansville Barnes & Noble. We
need donations mailed to us at TSA Holiday Project, PO Box
2901, Evansville, IN 47728 or made on-line at
www.aidsholidayproject.org. Only with your continued support
can we continue to meet the needs of so many throughout the
Tri-State with your support.
Jack Mackenroth Speaks at SIU Carbondale on Dec. 1
6pm AIDS Walk Follows 5pm Presentation, Visit www.CarbondaleAIDSWalk.org for details
Project Runway designer, award-winning swimmer and HIV activist Jack
Mackenroth will speak at 5pm on Thursday, Dec. 1 at the SIUC Student Health
Center, 374 E. Grand Avenue, Carbondale before the Annual Southern IL AIDS
Walk & Canddlelight Vigil at 6pm. Visit www.CarbondaleAIDSWalk.org to
sign up for the walk or for more information.
Mackenroth is a longtime fitness and fashion model in the 1990s, numerous magazines including “Men’s Journal,” “Men’s Fitness,” “Paper,” and “Envy” have featured
Mackenroth. A Seattle native, he earned degrees in fine arts and sociology at the University of California at Berkeley before moving to New York City in 1991 to study fashion design at the prestigious Parsons School of Design.
After completing his education he opened a menswear store bearing his name in the
West Village and in 1997 began designing for Tommy Hilfiger and later for the Levi’s
brand, Slates, and was design director at Weatherproof Activewear. He’s also appeared on Project Runway’s fourth season, has dressed various celebrities, landed
cover shots on numerous magazines including “POZ,” Instinct,” and “Metro Weekly”
while various magazine ad campaigns include his fashion illustrations.
He has earned three All-American titles as a swimmer, setting a national record for
the breaststroke in the 4 x 50 meter relay at the Gay Games in 2006. And he serves
as a commentator for LOGO network covering fashion events, has the blog
NewNowNext! and co-hosts with Robert Breining a POZ/AM Internet radio show on
Wednesdays.
Mackenroth, who has been HIV positive since 1990, participates in numerous
events around the country to dispel HIV myths, educate the public and increase public
awareness. He works with HIV/AIDS charities including God’s Love We Deliver, Project Open Hand, AIDS Service Center, amfAR
and created an HIV awareness T-shirt for Clothing of the American Mind with proceeds of the shirt sales benefitting HIV/AIDS organizations. Mackenroth’s presentation is “Living Positive: My Life with HIV.” Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to attend.
Don’t Put It Off! Call for a Test Today!
Free Syphilis, Chlamydia, & Gonorrhea Testing
420 Mulberry St., Downtown Evansville
812-435-5683
812-306-3053 [email protected]
New Hope UCC
1010 East Fourth Street
Downtown Owensboro
Worship Sundays at 11am
www.newhopeucc.org
God accepts you as you are and so do we.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST
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)
www.uucowensboro.org 270-684-1224
An open and affirming congregation…
WHERE FAITH & REASON COME TOGETHER
Zion United
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
WELCOME HERE"
OWNER
BRET W. ASHBY
Color Specialist
WHITE SANDS
Hair & Nails
2221 E. Morgan Ave.
Evansville, IN 47711
Shop 437-9482
Cell/Voice Mail 205-5583
The Rainbow Café
(618) 521-2328
www.rainbowcafe.org
www.myspace.com/therainbowcafe
Friday Drop-in 7—10pm
A safe place for gay, lesbian, bisexual
and transgender teens and their friends
Jim’s Photography
Same sex weddings, portraits, individual & couples.
Working to meet the photography needs of the
GLBT community!
Jim M. Willis
(812) 909-1529
Firewood Sale to Benefit Patoka Valley AIDS CAG Sells
the Christmas AIDS Project AIDS Christmas Ornament
For sale, one pick-up load of split seasoned
firewood: 40% ash, 40% red oak, 20% other
hardwoods. Cost: $85, cash only. All proceeds will be forwarded to the 2011 Christmas AIDS Project. Free delivery.
The Patoka Valley HIV / AIDS Community
Action Group is once again selling AIDS
Christmas Ornaments as a fundraiser for
their not-for-profit organization. The ornaments are $15. To make a purchase contact
Don Jones at [email protected] or call
812-309-2119.
TSA Youth Group
Needs Support!
AIDS License Plates &
Indiana Memorial Available
Contact Bruce Wright, 812-4229155, [email protected]
Help support the region’s GLBT youth under
the age of 21. Send a check to the TSA
Youth Group, PO Box 2901, Evansville, IN
47728, donate a meal or soft drinks by calling 812-480-0204 or [email protected],
or donate on-line at www.TSAGL.org
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 317-630-1806. 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!
TSA
Holiday Party
Monday, Dec. 5, 7pm
New Hope UCC
1010 E. 4th St., Owensboro
Please bring a $5 gift for
a gift exchange
TSA Thanks All Who
Participated in the
2011 Greater
Owensboro AIDS Walk
Join Us
For a community service
of hope, support, and healing on
World AIDS Day
Thursday, Dec.1, 7pm
First Presbyterian Church
609 S.E. 2nd Street Evansville, IN
812.423.6297; firstpresevansville.com
TSA Seeks Donations
for New Offices
In an effort to expand out HIV prevention, youth and
diversity services, TSA has acquired offices at 501
John Street. In order to better serve our community, we are seeking the following donations:
6 or 8 foot tables
Chairs
TV
DVD player
Game player / games
Refrigerator
Filing cabinets
Computer
Laptop
Laser Printer
Photocopier
Contact Wally at [email protected]
or 812-480-0204 to make your donation.
Wording of the Indiana Marriage
Discrimination Amendment: “Only a
marriage between one (1) man and one
(1) woman shall be valid or recognized
as a marriage in Indiana. A legal status
identical or substantially similar to that
of marriage for unmarried individuals
shall not be valid or recognized.”
Henderson Chevrolet
MALCOLM COOK
Sales & Leasing Executive
812-455-5408
270-826-7600
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
Thanks for a Successful 8th Annual Red Party!
The Tri-State Alliance thanks the community for a great 8th Annual Red Party: Fast Cars and Fierce Men. There are
too many supporters to mention them all, but our special thanks go out to Buxton Motors, Atlas Van Lines, Bill Bussing, Shannon Aleksandr's Salon, Bachrach's, House of Bluez, our fierce models, and Atom Smasher and Shawnda
McNeal of WSTO. Special congratulations to Jayson Munoz, who was crowned the Fiercest Man in Evansville! A
special thanks to Holly D’Amour and Carol McClintock for all of their hard work putting this event together.
Tri-State Alliance
supporting
Tri-State Alliance
Sunday 12/11/11 ALL DAY!
Barnes & Noble
624 South Green River Rd.
10607364
Sunday 12/11/11 ALL DAY LONG!
Barnes & Noble In Evansville
It’s very simple for you to support the work that Tri-State Alliance / Tri-State
AIDS Holiday Project does for our community. Here’s what you do:
When you make your purchases at Barnes & Noble on 12/11/11, a portion of
the purchase price will be donated to our cause – no extra cost to you!.
supporting
Tri-State Alliance
Sunday 12/11/11 ALL DAY!
Barnes & Noble
Visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online on 12/11/11 by entering Bookfair
ID 10607364 at checkout. A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit our organization.
624 South Green River Rd.
10607364
Tri-State Alliance Newsletter Published & Distributed by Tri-State Alliance, Inc.
PO Box 2901, Evansville, IN 47728, 812-480-0204, [email protected], www.TSAGL.org
Membership: $25 per year, (more if you can afford it, less if you can’t)
TSA Board Members & Leaders:
Wally Paynter, President & Youth Director
Kim Moyer, VP of Finance
Kelley Coures, VP of Education
Felicia Murphy, Secretary
Vincent Jackson, Historian
Eliot Colin, Board member
LaDonna Dabbs, Board member
Lindsey Fehribach, Board member, Youth Group President Mark Fox, Board member
Michael Harris, Board member
Paul Mefford, LCSW, Board member
Jon Snap, Board member
Patty Swanson, Board member
Jim Willis, Board member
Caitlin Woolsey, Board member
Diane Crowley, MD, Honorary Board Member
Andrew Essary, Honorary Board Member
Gary Essary, Board Spokesperson
Karen Gaither-Glazier PhD, Honorary Board Member
Eric Hillier, Volunteer
Matthew, Honorary Board Member
Scott Ramsey, Southern IL AIDS Walk Chair
Scott Taylor, Honorary Board Member
The TSA newsletter is designed to promote the Tri-State Alliance & inform the regional GLBT communities about local events. TSA is
a not-for-profit 501c3 educational organization serving Southwestern Indiana, Western Kentucky & Southern Illinois. By advertising in
the TSA newsletter, our advertisers are stating they welcome GLBT customers. They are not indicating their own sexual orientation.
Ads, donations & subscription efforts offset cost of this newsletter. TSA 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
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 29 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]
AIDS Holiday Project
Wrap Gifts:
Wrap Gifts Nov. 25 thru Dec. 24 at Evansville
Barnes & Noble on Green River Rd. Please donate an hour or 2, OR Your group can wrap gifts
for a half day or an entire day. We also need
choirs & music groups to perform here on
Sunday, Dec. 11. Tips Benefit the project.
Provide Gifts:
Send a donation to TSA Holiday Project, PO
Box 2901, Evansville, IN 47728 or donate online at www.TSAGL.org OR Sponsor a Family
or an Individual. We can provide you a list of
their needs and clothing sizes...we have large
and small families that need help.
Help us meet the needs of 375 low-income families
impacted by HIV / AIDS in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky!
Only with your help can we succeed! Contact Wally at
812-480-0204 or [email protected] to volunteer
WSTO
12 Days of Texting
Wed. Nov. 30
All day text the
word GIVE to 82474
1st Prize $1,000
2nd Prize $500
Benefits Tri-State Alliance
AIDS Holiday Project
Facebook Action: Please consider making
this your facebook status on Wednesday!
Brickhouse Holiday Party
TSA AIDS Holiday Project Fundraiser
Sunday
Dec. 11,
7:30pm
Andrea Wirth, Greg Peete &
Friends will be performing!
Firewood Sale to Benefit the
Christmas AIDS Project
For sale, one pick-up load of
split seasoned firewood: 40% ash, 40% red
oak, 20% other hardwoods.
Cost: $85, cash only. All
proceeds will be forwarded
to the 2011 Christmas AIDS
Project. Free delivery.
Contact Bruce Wright, 812
-422-9155,
[email protected]
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Tri-State AIDS Holiday Project
PO Box 2901, Evansville, IN 47728
December 2011
Dear friends,
We are writing to ask for your help with the Tri-State AIDS Holiday Project. We need your
support in order to meet the needs of more than 375 low-income families impacted by HIV /
AIDS in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois.
The number of families has increased this year because we are working with medical providers
who care for patients with HIV/AIDS. As a result, we are serving working families struggling to
pay their medical expenses, as well as families on disability throughout the Tri-State. Helping
the working poor impacted by HIV / AIDS is an important and logical expansion of our project.
To succeed, we need YOUR help. Enclosed is a detailed list of ways you can support the
Tri-State AIDS Holiday Project. Here are some of the ways you can help:
 Send a donation to the TSA Holiday Project, PO Box 2901, Evansville, IN 47728 to help
pay for grocery store gift cards and to help needy families who may contact us later in the
holiday season.
 Sponsor a family.
 Wrap gifts for tips at the Evansville Barnes & Noble.
 Help us deliver gifts throughout the Tri-State.
 Help with our outreach campaign. Post our web site, www.aidsholidayproject.org, on-line
via Facebook and other social media. Or help us show a five-minute informational DVD to
different groups in the Tri-State.
Please contact Wally at 812-480-0204 or [email protected] to offer your help. Your
support will help us make a REAL difference!
Sincerely,
Kelley Coures
Rev. Phil Hoy
Donna Martin
Wally Paynter

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