LGBT affirmative tenants

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The LGBT Affirmative Senior Housing’s first public meeting was Sept. 8 at which some points were a surprise to the attendees. It was explained “affirmative” is a necessary inclusion to the project’s description since restricting the building only to LGBT tenants would be discriminatory and therefore illegal. It is possible however to request that the […]

Time to form a security circle

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At any age to be on the floor and immobile, the message, “I’ve fallen and can’t get up” is not a joke. The situation is a constant concern to seniors. The time to prepare for such an emergency is now. Maybe you think you have taken care of the problem by giving a key to […]

An Iowa champion

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I just returned from a visit to my sister and her family in Iowa. As usual we attended the Corn Festival and, my favorite, the Tractor Fair. Triple blessed, we also got to enjoy the Iowa State Fair in the 92 degree sunshine. Not to be missed was the day’s climax, the “2016 Big Boar […]

Being a Rockette

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I shudder at the dreams of the young today as they aspire to be great “stars” like the Kardashians or a singer whose main emphasis is on amassing scandals, friends with benefits and divorce millions. In our day countless high school girls (sorry, that is what they were then) dreamed of packing a suitcase, getting […]

Help with the donut hole

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You younger readers will need a senior who can explain the topic. Good luck finding one. Briefly, the “donut hole” is not a cute, new, gay “pin the tail on the donkey” game. It is a serious and unwelcome place to be and means you have to pay full price for your medicines for the […]

Vaguely vegan

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Recently at a vegan restaurant, with surprisingly (to me) delicious dishes, a friend, Don, invited me to a dinner prepared by his girlfriend of three months for whom he had become a strict vegan and yoga devotee. He, and his sunken cheeks, proclaimed a loss of 30 pounds. On arrival I found four guests discussing […]

The pulse of Pride

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This year’s Pride will obviously be of great significance providing a chance to show our strength and resilience. A reportedly large number of non-LGBT supporters will be attending this year. How can we do less? I can’t believe I’m saying this: Come out and join the “straights.” It is not over-reacting to be nervous and […]

#Homomisia

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The horror of the Orlando killings is being attributed by most to homophobia, “fear of homosexuality.” The word is not correct as we are clearly not dealing with fear here, but with hate. Using “miso” the more appropriate Greek root, makes the correct formation of the word “homosexualmisia” or more simply “homomisia.” But I guess […]

Congrats to the Chorus

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You’ve been under a rock if you haven’t heard of the great screw-up concerning the Gay Men’s Chorus’ singing of the national anthem at the stadium. A female voice boomed out over the speakers and drowned out the guys. This made the news from coast to coast. Charges and denials of deliberate sabotage flew fast […]

Pride needs you. Volunteer!

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The regular busy bees in the many and varied organizations within the LGBT community are finalizing their preparations for the Pride weekend. We will certainly never forget last year. It was fantastic. As the deluge continued throughout the parade and afternoon, we kept on with full participation and enthusiasm. The spirit and emotion were a […]

Pride Card Deals

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