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Menino leads the way Elizabeth Warren debuts It
                                               Nation’s mayors pledge
                                               support for marriage                            Gets Better video
                                               equality                                                                                      Outlines LGBT priorities                        Elizabeth Warren: I’m afraid every
                                                                                                                                                                                             day. But that doesn’t mean that I’ll
                                               by Sue O’Connell                                                                              with Bay Windows                                ever stop trying. That’s all I can ever
                                               co-publisher                                                                                                                                  promise.
                                                                                                                                             by Sue O’Connell
                                                   “Freedom to Marry,” the New                                                               co-publisher                                       BW: What are your main priorities
                                               York-based marriage equality advo-                                                                                                            for the LGBT community, if elected?
                                               cacy organization, hosted a confer-                                                              Massachusetts senate candidate                  EW: Repeal of the Defense of Mar-
                                               ence on Friday morning in Wash-                                                               Elizabeth Warren releases her It Gets           riage Act. I find it personally offensive
                                               ington with some of the 80 mayors                                                             Better video to commemorate today’s             that the federal government would
                                               who support same-sex marriage. for                                                            designation as No Name Calling Day.             pass a law to say that the terms of
                                               LGBT citizens, and their intention to                                                         Warren spoke with Bay Windows on                marriage should be left to the states;
                                               work toward that goal.                                                                        Friday, Jan. 20.                                and then each state must recognize
                                                 “It was nearly eight years ago that                                                                                                         every other state’s marriage laws and
                                               my city was the first large city in the                                                           Sue O’Connell for Bay Win-                   then the federal government will rec-
                                               country to marry same-sex couples,”                                                           dows: Do you fear living up to the              ognize those laws except in the case
BOSTON MAYOR Thomas M. Menino.                                                                 ELIZABETH WARREN. Photo courtesy              expectations the LGBT commu-
(AP Photo )                                                       see MENINO, page 5           of elizabethwarren.com                        nity has for you and your campaign?                             see WARREN, page 13

Gov. Patrick signs Trans Rights Romney fed the hate
Bill at ceremony                                                                                                                             Tax returns show
                                                                                                                                             contributions to anti-gay
                                                                                              by Emily Cataneo                               groups
                                                                                              contributor writer
                                                                                                                                             by Sue O’Connell
                                                                                                  An ebullient crowd gathered at the         co-publisher
                                                                                              Massachusetts State House on Thurs-
                                                                                              day, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. to celebrate              Presidential candidate Mitt Rom-
                                                                                              Gov. Deval Patrick’s ceremonial sign-          ney’s charitable foundation gave
                                                                                              ing of the Transgender Equal Rights            $35,000 to antigay groups in 2010,
                                                                                              Bill.                                          including $10,000 to the Massachu-
                                                                                                  The bill, which was approved by            setts Family Institute. Massachusetts’
                                                                                              the House on Nov. 15, 2011 and the             citizens are familiar with the Institute’s
                                                                                                                                                                                             MITT ROMNEY. (AP Photo)
                                                                                              Senate on Nov. 16, was signed into             efforts to continue discrimination
                                                                                              law by Gov. Patrick on Nov. 23. The            against the trans-gender community              lawsuits after the church’s involve-
                                                                                              bill legally protects transgender Mas-         by running ads claiming that the pas-           ment in financially backing Califor-
                                                                                              sachusetts residents from discrimina-          sage of the trans rights bill would lead        nia’s Proposition 8 was revealed.
                                                                                              tion in housing, employment and                to crime in public bathrooms. The                  The contributions are in stark
                                                                                              credit.                                        Massachusetts Family Institute is also          contrast to the face Romney’s pres-
                                                                                                  Transgender Massachusetts resi-            the organization that sponsored the             ents during debates and campaign
                                                                                              dents and LGBT allies bearing video            2007 anti-same-sex marriage amend-              stops. Romney has repeatedly stated
                                                                                              cameras, legislative aides wearing po-         ment.                                           that he will not discriminate. For
                                                                                              litical buttons, and mothers holding              CNN has detailed reports on                  more information on Mitt Rom-
                                                                                              children wearing rainbow bandanas              Romney’s charitable giving and notes            ney’s history with the LGBT com-
                                                                                              crowded the chamber at the State               that $25,000 from Romney’s founda-              munity, visit our Romney Files.
                                                                                              House to hear a series of speeches             tion went to the Becket Fund for Re-            http://www.baywindows.com/index.
GOV. PATRICK ceremonially signs into law the Transgender Equal Rights Bill, sur-                                                             ligious Liberty. The Becket Fund de-            php?ch=columnists&sc=the_rom-
rounded by advocates and allies. (Marilyn Humphries )                                                      see TRANS BILL, page 13           fended the Mormon Church against                ney_files.

                                                                                                                                                                                           668: days since Senator Scott Brown
 GLAD’s Laura Kiritsy                                                          Irene Monroe:                                                                                                        has been in office
                                                                                                                                                                                           0: number of interviews granted or
 on Trans Bill signing                                                         Hazing or hate crime?                                                                                      guest opinions written for LGBT press
                                                                                                                                                                                             Contact Senator Brown at (202) 224-4543,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     (617) 565-3170, email at

                                                          page 5                                                                           page 6                                                    to ask if he is representing
                                                                                                                                                                                             the LGBT community of Massachusetts
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                                                            Mixing it up for Obama
                                                            Chefs team up for fundraiser
                                                               Some of the best chefs of Boston, join to-
                                                            gether this Tuesday, Jan. 31 for a cooking
                                                            competition to raise funds for President Ba-
                                                            rack Obama’s reelection campaign. The event
                                                            will be held at Cyclorama on Tremont St.,
                                                               The judging table won’t be as harsh as Top
                                                            Chef ’s crew, but Governor Deval Patrick and
                                                            Diane Patrick, State Treasurer Steve Gross-
                                                            man, and chef Ming Tsai will have the burden
                                                            of tasting, and judging, best of the best.
                                                               Representing for the South End: Jamie Bis-
                                                            sonnette of Toro and Coppa, Gordon Ham-
                                                            ersley - Hamersley’s Bistro, Barbara Lynch of
                                                            No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters, Stir, The Butcher
                                                            Shop, Rebecca Newell of The Beehive, Evan           THE “MASSACHUSETTS Chefs for Obama”
                                                            DeLuty of Stella, Marco Brian Reyelt of             Cookbook includes 13 cards featuring original
                                                            Franklin Café, and Ting Wen Yen of Oishii.          recipes from Massachusetts chefs.
                                                               Chefs also competing include Jody Adams
                                                            of Rialto and Trade, Chris Coombs of Deux-             The support for President Obama’s reelection
                                                            ave and DBar, Tiffani Faison of Sweet Cheeks,        to Pennsylvania Ave. doesn’t stop on Tuesday,
                                                            Will Gilson of The Herb Lyceum, Barry               though. The chefs have banded together to con-
                                                            Maiden of Hungry Mother, Seth Morrison of           tribute recipes to Chefs for Obama, a cookbook
                                                            The Gallows, and Marc Orfaly of Pigalle.            including 13 original recipe cards from some of
                                                                Tiffani Faison made it clear why she’s par-      the participating chefs.
                                                            ticipating, “I am thrilled to support President        For information on attending visit: http://
                                                            Obama, a leader who operates with integrity         my.barackobama.com/chefsforobamacooking-
                                                            and values equality.”                               competition

                                                            Children find homes                                    • 6% with male/male couples
                                                            18% of adoptable youth in foster                      • 10% with single females
                                                            care placed with same-sex couples                     • 5% with single males

                                                            By Sue O’Connell                                       29% of the adopting families were parents
                                                            with information from MARE                          of color. 41% of the placements were defined
                                                                                                                as transracial, in which the child did not share a
                                                               The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Ex-          minority race with either adoptive parent.
                                                            change (MARE) has released a statistical analysis        MARE is a private non-profit agency,
                                                            of its programs and services during Fiscal Year     founded in 1957, to find adoptive homes for
                                                            2011. This report, compiling results from July 1,   harder-to-place youth waiting in state foster
                                                            2010 – June 30, 2011, provides information on       care, including older children and teens, sib-
                                                            the children placed, the adopting families, and     ling groups, and youth with emotional, physi-
                                                            all children and families served.                   cal and intellectual challenges. MARE works
                                                                                                                in cooperation with the Massachusetts Depart-
                                                            Key findings include:                                ment of Children & Families (DCF) and pri-
                                                               • 152 youth were placed in pre-adoptive          vate agencies throughout the state.
                                                            homes due to MARE’s services (compared with             Statistics were compiled on placements and
                                                            137 in FY 2010)                                     children served through the Massachusetts De-
                                                               • 60% of the placed children were boys           partment of Children & Families geographic
                                                               • 59% of the placed children were children       regions, and for the private adoption agencies
                                                            of color                                            servicing children in foster care. DCF and pri-
                                                               • 69% of the children placed were between        vate agencies registered 248 additional youth
                                                            the ages of 5 – 12 at time of placement; 11%        for MARE’s services in FY 2011, bringing
                                                            were teenagers                                      MARE’s total caseload to 496. The statistics
                                                               • 10% of the children were placed with adop-     reported here do not include information on
                                                            tive families outside of Massachusetts, includ-     children in state foster care who were placed for
                                                            ing New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, New          adoption without MARE’s services, including
                                                            Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Minnesota              children being adopted by relatives. Approxi-
                                                               • Adoption Parties (events where the youth       mately 7,200 children are in foster care state-
                                                            can meet and play with potential adoptive par-      wide; roughly 2,300 have the goal of adoption.
                                                            ents) were the single most-cited source of the      Approximately 600 of those youth are waiting
                                                            placement (35% of all sources)                      to be matched and placed with an adoptive
                                                               For the first time, MARE has reported infor-         Through well-known programs like Wednes-
                                                            mation on the families with whom the children       day’s Child on WBZ-TV, Sunday’s Child fea-
                                                            are placed. These records, based on information     tures in local newspapers, and comprehensive
                                                            for 108 of the 152 children, show:                  resources available through the www.MARE-
                                                               • 67% of the children were placed with male/     inc.org website, MARE has helped more than
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                                                               • 12% with female/female couples
                                                                                                                5,750 children and teens leave temporary foster
                                                                                                                care for permanent homes.
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                                                                                             Mixed reaction to Obama’s SOTU address
                                                                                             by Chris Johnson                                        he prefers a peaceful resolution to the issue.        Lorelei Kilker, a 31-year-old analytical
                                                                                             Washington Blade                                           Coming off his decision to nix the Key-          chemist from Brighton, Colo., was among
                                                                                                                                                     stone Pipeline that would have carried oil         a class of women benefiting from the Equal
                                                                                             Republished with permission of the Washing-             from Canada to the Gulf Coast, Obama ac-           Employment Opportunity Commission’s
                                                                                             ton Blade, washblade.com                                knowledged environmental groups by call-           investigation of alleged sex discrimination
                                                                                                                                                     ing for alternative energy development.            at her former employer, the Western Sugar
                                                                                                President Obama called on Americans                     “I will not cede the wind or solar or bat-      Cooperative. In October, those who were
                                                                                             to work toward a brighter future during a               tery industry to China or Germany because          involved in the case received an award of
                                                                                             State of the Union address on Tuesday that              we refuse to make the same commitment              $550,000, which was achieved through a
                                                                                             hit on issues ranging from the economy,                 here,” Obama said. “We’ve subsidized               cooperative process between the employer
                     THERESA L. GOMES                                                        foreign policy and the environment — but
                                                                                             lacked any substantial mention of LGBT-
                                                                                                                                                     oil companies for a century. That’s long
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and EEOC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           The other invitee was Air Force Col. Gin-
                            ATTORNEY AT LAW                                                  related policy issues.                                     But any reference to LGBT policy issues         ger Wallace, who’s 43 and lives in McLean,
                                                                                                In his speech before a joint session of              were absent from the speech. Obama only            Va. She’s currently training to deploy to
                     • CRIMINAL DEFENSE • ESTATE PLANNING                                    Congress, Obama urged cooperation as he                 mentioned “gay” as part of a list of catego-       Afghanistan in the spring through the Af-
                     • WILLS AND TRUSTS • DIVORCE/CUSTODY ISSUES                             laid out a series of policy initiatives aimed           ries of people who could serve in uniform          ghanistan-Pakistan Hands program. The
                     • SECOND PARENT ADOPTION                                                at bolstering the nation’s standing both at             — a reference to ”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”           Blade reported in December on Wallace’s
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                                                                                             ture is hopeful and the state of our Union              rich or poor; gay or straight,” Obama              lation and passage of the DREAM ACT,
                                                                                             will always be strong,” Obama said.                     said.                                              which would give young, undocumented
                                                        Laurie Israel                           On the economic front, Obama outlined                   A mention of LGBT issues wasn’t ex-             immigrants a path to citizenship if they
                                               617-277-3774                                  a blueprint built on four pillars: manufac-             pected in the speech, although state ad-           pursue military service or a college educa-
                                                    Coolidge Corner                          turing, energy, skills for workers and a re-            vocates said an endorsement of marriage            tion.
                                            • COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE                          newal of values.                                        equality in the address could help with               “If election-year politics keeps Congress
                                               • DIVORCE MEDIATION                              Among the initiatives he identified were              efforts to pass such legislation in Washing-        from acting on a comprehensive plan, let’s
                                           • DIVORCE • PROBATE • WILLS                       doubling tax deductions for high-tech com-              ton State and Maryland.                            at least agree to stop expelling responsible
                                              • REAL ESTATE • ESTATES                        panies that make products in the United                    The president also faced calls to declare       young people who want to staff our labs,
                                                     IVKDLaw.com                             States; creating a Trade Enforcement Unit               his intent to issue an executive order bar-        start new businesses, defend this country,”
                                                 lisrael@ivkdlaw.com                         charged with investigating unfair practices             ring federal dollars from going to com-            Obama said. “Send me a law that gives
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                                                                                             Veterans Job Corps to encourage commu-
                                                                                                                                                     panies that lack LGBT-inclusive non-dis-
                                                                                                                                                     crimination policies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        them the chance to earn their citizenship. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                        will sign it right away.”
                                                                                             nities to hire veterans as cops and firefight-               John Aravosis, who’s gay and editor                Steve Ralls, spokesperson for Immigra-
                                 Wills, Trusts, Health Care Proxies,                         ers.                                                    of AMERICAblog, said Obama could                   tion Equality, commended the president for
                                        Probate, Prenuptials                                    Obama also said he’d continue his pledge             have gone further in his speech to address         reissuing his call for immigration reform,
                                                                                             to work toward deficit reduction and make                LGBT issues.                                       but said that vision should be inclusive of
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                                                                                             ponent of the speech. Obama touted the                     The lesbians that Aravosis referenced              Under current law, straight Americans
                                                                                             death of Osama bin Laden under his watch                were two guests that attended the speech           can sponsor their foreign spouses for resi-
                                                                                             and the end to the U.S. military presence               in the first lady’s box with Michelle Obama         dency in the United States. That option isn’t
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Visit www.baywindows.com to read more guest blog entries from members of our community!
                                               but for all of those who stand up for and      Rushing, one of the most eloquent and
‘This is what comes from                       care about respect for basic human dig-        ardent allies of the LGBT community
turning to each other rather                   nity.”                                         serving in the legislature.
                                                  It was also gratifying to hear the Gov-        And while House Speaker Robert
than on each other’                            ernor acknowledge GLAD’s work to               DeLeo acknowledged that passage of
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                                               pass the bill, along with our coalition        the Transgender Equal Rights Bill took
by Laura Kiritsy                               partners the Mass. Transgender Politi-         a little longer than he initially predicted
                                               cal Coalition (MTPC), MassEquality             when he spoke at a MassEquality Valen-
                                               and the Mass. Gay and Lesbian Political        tine’s Day celebration back in 2009, he
   I have goosebumps. Not because of
                                               Caucus.                                        added that “[the] bottom line is we got
the frigid weather, but because I’m still
                                                  It was equally as inspiring to hear         it done.”
thrilled with yesterday’s ceremonial sign-
                                               from other elected officials and advo-              Unfortunately, the reality is that they
ing of the Transgender Equal Rights Bill
                                               cates who joined the ceremony. After           didn’t get it completely done, since the
by Gov. Deval Patrick.
                                               the governor, Attorney General Martha          bill that passed was stripped of public
   In the ornate Senate Reading Room
                                               Coakley, another early proponent of the        accommodations protections, meaning
at the State House – which was packed
                                               bill, took to the podium and noted that        that trans people can still be subject to
from front to back – the transgender
                                               while the Governor got to sign the bill,       discrimination in many public places
community received a very public, long
                                               “I get to enforce it.” She added that she      such as coffee shops, buses, hotels,
overdue affirmation and celebration of
                                               hoped she wouldn’t have to do too much         movie theaters, etc. It’s a shortfall in the
their dignity and their rights as citizens
                                               of that. We share her hope, though in          new law that state Sen. Sonia Chang-
of this Commonwealth, and I’m grateful
                                               brief remarks to the crowd, GLAD’s             Diaz called out during her remarks that
I was a part of this historic event, which
                                               Transgender Rights Project Director            prompted a loud round of applause from
was emceed by state Rep. Carl Sciortino,
                                               Jennifer Levi made clear we are looking        the crowd. The work continues!
a stalwart steward of the legislation. As
                                               forward to working with the AG’s office             But the most inspiring comment
Gov. Patrick said of the bill’s passage,
                                               on enforcing the law, which takes effect        of the ceremony, in my opinion, came
“This is what comes from turning to
                                               July 1.                                        from MTPC Executive Director Gun-
each other rather than on each other.”
                                                  State Rep. Byron Rushing offered an          ner Scott, quoting author and academic
   Indeed, Massachusetts has taken an-
                                               apology on behalf of Beacon Hill for the       Cornel West: “Never forget that justice                             Dr. James Lin, M.D.
other big step forward in treating all of
                                               ways in which trans residents have suf-        is what love looks like in public.” There
its citizens equally under the law. “No                                                                                                                           BOARD CERTIFIED UROLOGIST
                                               fered in the Commonwealth because of           was a lot of justice in the Senate Reading
individual should face discrimination
                                               a lack of legal protections. “We should        Room yesterday.
because of who they are,” Gov. Patrick
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                                                                                             We know many people in loving and
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   “Back then, it was a big deal. People       ing other mayors to join the coalition.       and their families.
were protesting everywhere, and we were        The statement read:                              We invite our colleagues to join us in
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   Robert Champion, Jr.’s murder may never be solved.    BTQ administration, faculty and student body.             back from students and administration is fierce.
Those who struck the fatal blows will never disclose          On November 4, 2002, a Morehouse College stu-            Whereas an institutional shift at FAMU needs            Publishers:
whether they used the guise of hazing as an accidental   dent sustained a fractured skull from his classmate,      to take place, embracing an inclusive acceptance of         Jeff Coakley (x202)
                                                                                                                                                                               Sue O’Connell (x215)
homicide to cover up an intended hate crime.             sophomore Aaron Price, not surprisingly, the son of       its students’ various sexual orientations and gender
   Champion was an unsual student to be at one of the    an ultra- conservative minister. Price uncontrollably     identities, FAMU will work indefatigably to ward of         Editorial:
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).     beat his victim on the head with a baseball bat for al-   lawsuits (The Champions cannot sue FAMU for six             Editor-in-Chief
                                                                                                                                                                               Sue O’Connell (x215)
He was openly gay, and a drum major slated to be the     legedly looking at him in the shower.                     months because of the state institution is protected        sue.baywindows@gmail.com
head drum major next school year. At HBCU drum               In the 1980’s and 1990’s it was more dangerous        under a sovereign immunity.).
majors are usually heterosexual macho brothers equiv-    to be openly GBTQ on Morehouse’s campus than                 In an anemic attempt to exonerate FAMU band              Associate Editor:
                                                                                                                                                                               Hannah Clay Wareham
alent to captains of football teams.                     it was on the streets in gang-ridden black neighbor-      director, Dr. Julian White, of any culpability concern-     hclaywareham@baywindows.com
    On November 19, 2011, Champion, a music ma-          hoods. And throughout the 1990’s Morehouse was            ing Champion’s death, Chuck Hobbs, his attorney,
jor from Atlanta, was one of six drum majors of the      listed on the Princeton Review’s top 20 homophobic        released a statement that reveals both ignorance about      Contributing Writers:
                                                                                                                                                                               Michael Bronski, Jeff Epperly, Lisa Keen,
famous Florida A&M University (FAMU) Marching            campuses.                                                 anti-gay violence as well as no desire to change the        Judah Leblang, Billy Masters, Richard
“100” band who traveled to Orlando for the annual            In 2012 HBCU’s as a whole are still slow to take on   culture that brought about Champion’s murder.               J. Rosendall, Dana Rudolph, Rev. Irene
                                                                                                                                                                               Monroe, Rex Wockner, Lisa Keen,
Florida Classic football game between FAMU and           the public challenge on LGBTQ issues for a few rea-           “Assuming that the assertions of the Champion           Annette Montalvo, Chris Adamcik,
Bethune-Cookman University.                              sons: Some schools were founded with conservative         family and their attorney Chris Chestnut are true,          Emily Cataneo, Chonel LaPorte,
    At the end of the game that evening, Champion        religious affiliation, and Black colleges are no differ-     then it is entirely possible that Champion’s tragic         Lauren DiTullio
was found dead aboard a band bus resulting from          ent from African American communities in general,         death was less about any ritualistic hazing and more        Letters to the Editor:
blunt trauma suffered from flogging. Thirteen band         which is why some in the FAMU community argue,            tantamount to a hateful and fully conscious attempt         letters.baywindows@gmail.com
members, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of       suggesting that Champion’s death was about his being      to batter a young man because of his sexual orienta-
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retribution, each independently stated to police that    gay is creating a mountain out of a molehill.             tion. As such, the efforts Dr. White expended to root        news.baywindows@gmail.com
Champion was forced onto a band bus with a reputa-            “Um, who cares? Unless his sexual orientation was    out and report hazing could not have predicted or
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    Law enforcement and the medical examiner ruled       irrelevant. We had previously heard about him being           We may never know if Champion’s beat down
that Champion’s death a homicide. But rumors that        gay, but we declined on reporting about it because if     from “hazing” was an accidental homicide or an in-          Announcements:
he was singled out because of his sexual orientation     the police were told this when they characterized his     tended hate crime.
forces HBCU’s to once again examine its institutional    death a result of hazing and didn’t connect the two          But these are the facts we know presently:
heterosexism along with its students’ individual and     to say this was a hate crime, then why throw it out          Champion was forced onto a band bus with a               Advertising:
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group activities of anti-gay violence.                   there? I’m sure Robert Champion wasn’t the first ho-       reputation for hazing; he was a vocal opponent against      Jeff Coakley (x202)
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incident has no doubt taught HBCU’s very little in            No one in the FAMU community wants to broach         major, and he had an “alternative lifestyle.” Everyone in
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                                                                                                     state Supreme court stopped short of al-
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                                                       livered the Tea Party response to the speech.
SOTU                                                      Jerame Davis, executive director of the Na-
                                                       tional Stonewall Democrats, said Obama’s
                                                                                                              Message for No
Continued from page 4
                                                       speech was “a bold and clear vision for the fu-

based green cards for foreign same-sex partners.
                                                       ture” and distinct from what he called the “tired
                                                       and disproven schemes” advocated by Republi-
                                                                                                              Name Calling Day
Legislation known as the Uniting American              can presidential candidates.                           Gov. Deval Patrick posted
Families Act would rectify this situation.                “Equality is a value at the heart of our move-
   “It also time for the president to endorse, and     ment and tonight, the president described a
                                                                                                              this message on facebook on
call for the passage of, the Uniting American          blueprint for America that is undeniably pro-          Wednesday, Jan. 25
Families Act,” Ralls said. “The administration has     equality — everyone should have an equal op-
taken important steps forward in recent months,        portunity to succeed and everyone should pay           by Governor Deval Patrick
including exercising discretion to keep some           their fair share,” Davis said. “From a sensible
couples together. We’re prepared, and ready, to        and fair tax policy to rebuilding America’s infra-        “In my role as Governor and as father of
work with the White House to make that prog-           structure, the president’s blueprint for a lasting     two daughters, I firmly believe that every
ress permanent, and pass UAFA, whether alone           economy is exactly what our country needs to           child should come to school knowing that
or as part of a comprehensive bill.”                   put millions back to work and make the Ameri-          they are safe and free from bullying. No
   LGBT groups on the right and left responded         can Dream a reality for generations to come.”          Name Calling Day will remind us of the type
to the State of the Union speech in accordance            Yet another national LGBT group urged               of vigilance we should exhibit every day to
with their political views.                            Obama to continue work on his LGBT advo-               ensure our students are free from the dangers
   Chris Barron, chief strategist of the gay con-      cacy.                                                  and distractions of bullying.”
servative group GOProud, said gay and straight            Rea Carey, executive director of the National
Americans alike know that policies like those          Gay & Lesbian Task Force, said Obama should
Obama advocates for in his speech have been a
disaster for the country.
                                                       ”urge his administration and Congress to work
                                                       together to ensure that everybody — including
                                                                                                              national briefs national briefs national briefs
   “Barack Obama used tonight’s State of the           lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people —
                                                                                                            Continued from page 7
Union to stoke the fires of class warfare,” Barron      have an opportunity to offer their unfettered                                                            not ensure that funds from plate sales would not
said. “It is clear that this president fundamen-       best to America.”                                                                                       be used for salaries.
tally doesn’t understand how jobs are created.            “This is a challenge right now, in a nation       support IYG; for people, especially youth, to         Both sides later reached an agreement and the
Instead of taking responsibility for the failures of   where the rich are getting richer and everyone       know about IYG; and for people to show their       lawsuit was dismissed. The Youth Group then
his presidency, he has instead decided to double       else is struggling to tread water,” Carey said.      pride in who they are,” Byrne said.                applied again and the plate was approved.
down on his failed policies that will undermine        “Many families are hurting, and LGBT families           The Youth Group sued the state in 2010 after       The Youth Group is one of 10 organizations
our free market economic system that is respon-        are just as vulnerable to economic hardship. The     the BMV turned down its request for a specialty    approved for specialty plates for 2012, bringing
sible for making America the greatest country          fact is, the state of the union for LGBT people      plate in 2008 and 2009. The Youth Group al-        the total number of Indiana specialty plates to
on the planet.”                                        remains largely one of inequality. In many parts     leged the BMV used arbitrary and unconstitu-       104, Lubsen said.
   Barron was at the National Press Club dur-          of the country, we can still be fired from or de-     tional standards in deciding whether to approve       More than 420,000 specialty plates were sold
ing the State of the Union address with former         nied employment for simply being who we are,         plates for nonprofit groups. Lubsen said the        last year, generating more than $11 million for
Republican presidential candidate and former           and marriage inequality relegates our families to    Youth Group was rejected because of concerns       the sponsoring organizations, he said.
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Advocating for LGBT Equality in Your Workplace
The Human Rights Campaign                            any internal problems that could impede policy       es department, or someone else who is in a
                                                     changes?                                             position to make decisions regarding your
                                                        • Are you in the midst of layoffs or restructur-   employer’s policies. Know your company,
  If you’re planning to advocate for lesbian,
                                                     ing? Is the board of directors in upheaval? Are      establish your credibility, create alliances and
gay, bisexual and transgender fairness in your
                                                     you anticipating a change in company leader-         find help where you need it. Be diligent in fol-
workplace, read on to get started, and find out
                                                     ship? This information may prove useful in tim-      lowing up.
how you can ensure your own protection while
                                                     ing your proposal and directing your arguments          • If you don’t receive a timely answer, or if
you work towards equality.
                                                     to the people who can make a difference.              the answer you receive is not the one you want,
                                                                                                          ask for a second meeting and an explanation.
Identify Allies                                      Build Support                                        If the person you want to meet with will not
   • In order to gain support for gay, lesbian,                                                           meet with you, contact his or her supervisor
                                                        • Talk to your supervisors about what you
bisexual and transgender fairness in your work-                                                           and ask for a meeting. If necessary, take this
                                                     are trying to accomplish. Make sure they un-
place, it is important to build relationships with                                                        issue farther up the corporate ladder. In es-
                                                     derstand what you are doing and why it is so
the key decision makers in the highest echelons                                                           sence, be persistent, professional and mindful
                                                     important to you.
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                                                        • Start a dialogue with your human resources
   • Who in management will be supportive and                                                                • Don’t get discouraged is there is initial
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                                                        • LGBT employee resource groups are an ex-
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                                                     similar situation. If your company does not have
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billy masters
                                               When I walked into the Beverly Hilton for
                                            the Golden Globes, a strange man stopped me         “Having sleepovers with little boys...
                                            on the red carpet and handed me his business
                                            card, saying that I should call him. He could
                                            help me. I shoved it in my pocket and forgot
                                                                                                and you’re a 40-year-old man? Uh,
                                            about it. When I took my tux to the cleaner,
                                            I found a card for Instant Burn Recovery, spe-      NO. You’re like a child molester.”
                                            cialists in plastic surgery for burn victims. Did
                                            I look THAT bad? This reminded me of the            - Kurt Loder shares his thoughts on Michael Jackson’s legacy. I, for one, am shocked. Who knew Kurt
                                            first time I met Gloria Allred. We were seated       Loder was still working?
  kurt loder                                together at a party. After a few of my anec-
                                            dotes, she handed me her card saying, “You
                                                                                                After the fourth season of the hit sitcom,           indeed. Sticky, but rich.
                                            should always have this on you— something
                                                                                                Suzanne Somers refused to come back to                  Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away
                                            tells me you’ll need it.”
                                                                                                work until she was paid the same as a male           (so is Billy’s birthday...shop early). To get
                                               Speaking of the Golden Globes, the Ma-
                                                                                                —back then it was $30K per episode for the           ready for this romantic time of the year,
                                            donna/Elton John/David Furnish feud hit
                                                                                                girls and $150K for the guys. That might             Out magazine did an interview with Neil
                                            new highs (or lows, depending on your per-
                                                                                                explain why John Ritter froze her out. But           Patrick Harris and David Burtka for their
                                            spective). The latest kafuffle was about who
                                                                                                what of Joyce DeWitt? Honey, Joyce wanted            Love Issue. The boys talk about how they
                                            would win Best Song in a Motion Picture
                                                                                                to keep her job! The two haven’t spoken in           met (through a friend), who courted whom
                                            —Elton for Gnomeo & Juliet or Madonna
                                                                                                30 years. Suzanne recently started a web se-         (NPH was more interested, but Burtka was in
                                            for W.E. It was Elton who fired the first shot
                                                                                                ries called Breaking Through. Allegedly the          another relationship), who is more outgoing
                                            on the red carpet when he told Carson Daly
                                                                                                reunion idea came from her “which all web            (Burtka), and even their sizes (they allegedly
                                            “She doesn’t have a fucking chance of win-
                                                                                                shows have, I’m sure. Somers says she wasn’t         wear the same shoe, pant, and shirt size...the
                                            ning tonight.” This led to Madonna’s retort,
                                                                                                initially interested, but was convinced. And         bastards). Neil says he’s more introspective,
                                            “May the best man win.” Of course, it was
                                                                                                DeWitt? Well, what else does she have to do?         but fell for Burtka harder. He claims to have
                                            Madge’s night. Furnish immediately took to
                                                                                                Oh, except for five performances of Love Let-         said, “I think I love you,” to which Burtka re-
                                            Facebook and wrote “Madonna? Best song???
                                                                                                ters at the Sandhills Community College in           sponded, “That’s really nice.” That’s a lot like
                                            F**k off!!!” He later implied that perhaps the
                                                                                                Pinehurst, NC, last week where she appeared          when you tell someone they look good and
  elton john & madonna                      Hollywood Foreign Press gave Madonna the
                                                                                                alongside Tab Hunter! Bottom line, she did           they simply say, “Thanks.” What I found in-
                                            award in return for her being a presenter.
                                                                                                the interview with Suzanne and it will debut         teresting was that Neil wondered if he’d ever
                                            What? These aren’t merit-based awards? I
                                                                                                online on February 2nd— and I’m sure will            be in this type of relationship. Prior to meet-
                                            refuse to believe it!
                                                                                                turn up on BillyMasters.com shortly there-           ing David, he had an introspective moment
                                               When asked about Elton at the press con-
                                                                                                after.                                               where he thought “I’ve never taken a shower
                                            ference, Madonna said, “I hope he speaks to
                                                                                                   Johnny Weir is back! He left the world of         with anyone before.” If that’s the litmus test,
                                            me for the next couple of years. He’s been
                                                                                                competitive figure skating after ranking sixth        I’ve had dozens of meaningful relationships
                                            known to get mad at me so I don’t know.
                                                                                                place at the 2010 Olympics. He planned to            - sometimes several at the same time! No
                                            He’s brilliant and I adore him. So he’ll win
                                                                                                go pro, but none of the pro shows would hire         wonder my back aches.
                                            another award. I don’t feel bad.” This led
                                                                                                him. He hoped to start his own show, but that           Apropos of the Golden Globes, our “Ask
                                            to headlines all over the world: “Madonna
                                                                                                didn’t happen. So now he’s planning to re-           Billy” question comes from Gordon in Dal-
                                            Sniffs, ‘I Don’t Feel Bad’” said one. Another
                                                                                                sume serious training, compete in a series of        las: “Everyone is talking about Michael Fass-
                                            said, “Elton & Hubby Trash Madge”. One
                                                                                                regional events leading up to the US Figure          bender’s penis in ‘Shame’. Have you seen it? Is
                                            headline proclaimed “Uranus Takes a Pound-
                                                                                                Skating Championships and, hopefully, the            it as big as George Clooney said?”
                                            ing” which, as it turns out, had nothing to
                                                                                                2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. You go, girl!               Well, I don’t know if he could golf with it.
                                            do with either Madonna or Elton...or David,
                                                                                                   You don’t expect to read a story about            Maybe croquet. Something where you swing
                                            for that matter. Then Furnish (begrudgingly,
                                                                                                Corey Feldman in a newspaper...except in             the mallet directly betwixt your legs. Yes, that
                                            I’m sure) apologized: “Wow! What a tem-
                                                                                                England where he’s currently appearing on            would surely be Fassbender’s game. Of course
                                            pest in a teapot. My comments regarding the
                                                                                                the TV show Dancing on Ice— competing                I’ve seen Shame— I’m a SAG voter, after all.
                                            Golden Globes have been blown way out of
                                                                                                against such luminaries as Charlene Tilton!          So, yes, I’ve seen his penis. But I’d seen it be-
                                            proportion. My passion for our film Gnomeo
                                                                                                Feldman has “vowed” to write a book. Per-            fore in Hunger. And it’s quite....well, the word
                                            & Juliet and belief in Elton’s song really got
                                                                                                haps a better word would be “threatened”,            that comes to mind is pendulous. Look it up.
                                            my emotional juices going. But I must say
                                                                                                for he plans to talk about the sexual abuse he       Of course, you can check it out for yourself on
                                            for the record that I do believe Madonna is a
                                                                                                suffered as a young actor. And he promises            BillyMasters.com.
                                            great artist, and that Elton and I wish her all
                                                                                                to name names (I think we can guess one of              When I’m comparing a penis to a croquet
                                            the best for next week’s premiere of the film
                                                                                                the names)! In what I suppose is a “teaser”,         mallet, it’s definitely time for me to end yet an-
                                            W.E. Not as poetic as “F*ck off!”, but just as
                                                                                                he told a reporter from The Sun, “When I             other column. Amazing. Even in these days of
                                                                                                was 14 and 15, things were happening to me.          proposed Internet crackdowns, one site always
                                               Another battling duo is hitting the air-
                                                                                                These older men were leeching around like            delivers - www.BillyMasters.com. If you’ve
                                            waves in what promises to be a riveting en-
                                                                                                vultures. It was basically me laying there pre-      got a question that simply needs my attention,
                                            counter. If you’re old enough to remember
                                                                                                tending I was asleep and them going about            send it along to Billy@BillyMasters.com and I
                                            when Three’s Company was considered risqué
                                                                                                their business.” Not to minimize this, but           promise to get back to you before Corey wakes
                                            TV and appeared on one of the three net-
                                                                                                if I had a nickel for every time I was “asleep”      up...in a shower! Until next time, remember,
  corey feldman                             works, then you probably know the story.
                                                                                                when something happened, I’d be a rich man,          one man’s filth is another man’s bible.
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                                                      wealth of Massachusetts. That’s where I first          talk. I want to engage in conversation with peo-     the bully pulpit
Warren                                                started talking about this issue and the impact
                                                      DOMA has on people in very tangible ways.
                                                                                                            ple whether they agree with me or not. I can’t
                                                                                                            imagine a different approach.
                                                                                                                                                                     EW: The senator from Massachusetts ought
                                                                                                                                                                 to be a leader on LGBT issues. The bully pul-
Continued from page 1                                    Working in an economic field for so long                                                                 pit of the United States Senate creates the op-
                                                      makes me comfortable making the strong eco-              BW: Was there a moment in your life that          portunity to call out injustice and to speak of
of marriage equality. To discriminate against our     nomic defense for economic equality and treat-        changed your perception of LGBT people or have       our values in a clear voice. I would be deeply
own people and to enshrine that in federal law        ment.                                                 you always seen the community the way you do         honored to represent all of the citizens of Com-
appalls me.                                                                                                 now?                                                 monwealth of Massachusetts.
                                                        BW: As you may know, Bay Windows has re-               EW: There is no single moment I can point             I’m running for the United States Senate be-
   BW: Does your background in finance and eco-        peatedly requested an interview with Senator Scott    to. LGBT people have been part of my life as         cause I believe in equality of opportunity for all
nomics give you insight to the costs, to both indi-   Brown. He has a good record on our issues. His        long as I can remember. I’ve had friends, stu-       of our citizens. For me it often translates into
viduals and the government, of discrimination?        campaign has not returned our calls or emails. I      dents, family members who are <part of the           economic opportunity. But the basic principal
   EW: I first wrestled with DOMA in my                don’t want to ask you to get into Senator Brown’s     LGBT community>. The LGBT community is               is there in all dimensions. We have to do what’s
bankruptcy work. As you may know, a married           head, but is there any constituency that you would    not separate from the rest of us. We are all woven   right. It defines who we are as people and the
couple is entitled to certain jointly held benefits    not talk to?                                          together and our lives are woven together.           kind of country we are building. It’s just the
if they file for bankruptcy but that is denied a         EW: I want to reach out to everyone in the                                                               right thing to do.
same-sex couple married here in the Common-           Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I want to                BW: As senator, how do you feel you would use

                                                         “This law is about affirming rights,” said           DeLeo.                                                  “She is a supporter and was hoping to be
Trans Bill                                            Scott. “This law is for people who think they
                                                      can deny us those rights... This piece of paper is
                                                                                                               Other elected officials, including Rep. By-
                                                                                                            ron Rushing (D - Boston), also spoke at the
                                                                                                                                                                 there,” said Kjellberg.
                                                                                                                                                                    Although speakers at the event were jubi-
Continued from page 1                                 not magic, but for many of us it is the result of     event about the importance of the bill. Sen.         lant about the passage of the bill, they also
                                                      hard work that will change our lives.”                Ben Downing (D - Pittsfield) and Sen. Sonia           said there is still work to be done.
from activists and politicians prior to the bill’s       Attorney General Martha Coakley also               Chang-Diaz (D - Boston) each said they saw              “This isn’t the last fight to be reckoned
signing.                                              spoke at the signing, saying when she meets           the passage of this bill as a reminder of how        with,” said Patrick. “There is unfinished
   Many of the speakers said they saw the pas-        critics of the bill, she explains that she believes   powerful advocacy can be.                            business in the department of doing right in
sage of the bill as a great victory, an example       the bill will enable the state to better protect         “Too often, people believe they have no           the community.”
of courage, collaboration and tenacity that em-       its citizens.                                         power when it comes to government,” said                MassEquality Executive Director Kara
bodied a victory for civil rights.                       “This law will strengthen our ability to pro-      Downing. “It is separate, distant. But you are       Suffredini said she thinks the next step in
   “This is about what happens when people            tect, and will not diminish our ability to pro-       powerful.”                                           achieving equal rights for transgender peo-
turn toward each other instead of away from           tect from crime,” said Coakley.                          Chang-Diaz said the bill acted as a reminder      ple is to pass public accommodations laws,
each other,” said Patrick. “I signed this bill as        Some speakers reminisced about the process         of why she serves as a public figure.                 which would extend transgender protection
a manner of conscience. ...I want to thank you        of turning the bill from a concept to a reality.         “I thank you from the bottom of my heart          to public places such as hotels, restaurants
for turning this bill from an idea into a law.”       Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo said his first          for reminding me why I ran for office in the           and buses. Detractors of public accommoda-
   For Gunner Scott, Executive Director of the        event as speaker was a MassEquality dinner in         first place,” said Chang-Diaz.                        tion laws say they fear the laws would lead
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition         February 2009. There, he said, he spoke about            Rep. Kate Hogan (D - Stow) did not at-            to gender neutral bathroom and changing
(MTPC), the new law will prove transforma-            how he hoped to someday pass a transgender            tend the event due to scheduling conflicts,           rooms.
tive for many members of the transgender              equal rights bill.                                    including visiting schools in her district and          After the speeches, the crowd surged for-
community, which numbers likely more than                “It took a little longer than I thought it         a meeting with local businesses, according to        ward, brandishing video cameras, to watch
33,000 strong in Massachusetts.                       would, but bottom line, we got it done,” said         legislative aide Scott Kjellberg.                    Patrick ceremonially sign the bill into law.
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                                                                                               Full building maintenence/management
Niall Hanley                                    Tel: (617) 293-9940            Member: Better Business Bureau and Building Trade Association                                                                     617.464.7280 x202
Fully Licensed and Insured                     Fax: (617) 696-5645                617-590-5051 grif_con@hotmail.com                                                                                             sales@baywindows.com
MA # 82354                        Email: niall@hanleycarpentry.com                  “Our reputation continues to build”


                                                                                  Renovations of any kind

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                                                                               Licensed • Insured • Registered           Commercial & Residential
                                                                          Kitchen & Bath Remodeling                        Construction Debris                     48 RUTLAND ST, BOSTON                   COPLEY PARKING
                                                                         Home Improvement / Repairs                          House Clean Outs                      Office space for lease with 3,000       Secured garage parking at 75
                                                                                   Carl Johnson                          Attics, Basements & Yards                 sq. ft and 2 parking spaces for         Clarendon Street. $300/month,
                                                                          617-696-9757 • 617-306-4772
                                                                                                                        617-354-3741                               $22 per sq. ft. inclusive of utility
                                                                                                                                                                   costs. Call Kevin Hepner at (617)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           6 month lease. 617-872-7355

                                                                                                                                                                   375-8100 for information.
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                                                                                        Spring Cleaning
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Weekly: $8 for the first line,
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                                                                                           •Owner supervised cleaning crew and ensures quality                     GREAT RATES                              PLACE YOUR AD:
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O’SULLIVAN REMODELING                                                                                                                                              Full body massage. 20 years
                                                                                                                                                                   experience. Call Mac 617-
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Historical restorations      Masonry      Bathrooms
                                                                                                                       ELECTRICAL SERVICES
Roofing shingle               Tiling       All interior renovations
Slate and copper works       Roof decks   Property maintenance                                                         to the BOSTON AREA
Windows and doors            Kitchens
                      licensed and insured
Phone: 617-842-0464 Fax: 781-849-4704
                                                                                                                          Residential & Commercial

                                                                                                                                  Free Estimates

                                                                                                                                 24 Hour Service
                                                                                                                                                                   & BODY WORK
                                                                                                                        Dedicated to Customer Service Since 1971
                                                                                                                         617.542.2000                              Brockelman
• Bath / Kitchen Renovation                                                                                                 Mass Licence #14580A

• Complete Home Improvements                                                                                                                                       Leominster, MA.
• New Construction and Remodels
• Residential and commercial                       Brian Roberts                                        MASONRY                                                    At Home Availability

WALDRON REMODELING                                                                                                                                                 Help yourself reduce
 Fine Finish Carpentry                                                   Rynne Masonry & Painting                                                                  stress and pain today!
Roofing • Decks • Patios • Custom Kitchens
   Additions • Masonry • Brick Pointing
                                                                          15 Years of Experience Working with Clients in the South End                              Massage by Mathew Brockelman, LMT
                                                                            Specializing in all types of Brownstone Restoration
Bathrooms • Basements • Gutters • Siding
                                             Please call Mark
                                                                                              Brickwork • Repointing                                                              Call 978-660-5289
                                                                                     Step Repair (Rebuild, Restore and Resurface)
                                              617-699-7922                                  Exterior and Interior Painting
                                                   Free estimates
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                                                   Fully insured
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