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2010 Womonwrites for Southeast Lesbian Writers

Dear Womonwriters,

Registration for spring 2010 Womonwrites is now open, and you can download the registration brochure, plus anthology information and “The Loop” (conference changes from this year’s Planners’ meeting) at We expect to have the workshop information linked soon.

If you need these items mailed to you via the U.S. Post Office, please notify . She’ll make sure your name gets on the snailmail list, which right now has only four names, although the Womonwrites master address list includes 122 women with no email addresses given.

Obviously, this online posting and email announcements saves Womonwrites a ton of money on copying and postage, so I hope you’ll use the online version if you can.

2010 Womonwrites Offsite Registrar

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Nov 7th Old Time Coffee House


Hi everyone!
It’s been awhile but I’ve dusted off the cobwebs on the old guitar and plan to have tons of fun Saturday night at an old time coffeehouse to benefit Nashville’s gay community center Out Central. Jill Sissel & Liz Ficalora will be there and others perhaps too…If you haven’t visited Out Central this is the perfect time. Lots of people have put in a lot of work to make it a great welcoming space for everybody. Here’s the directions and a link for more info. Hope to see you there!
OutCentral is conveniently located at 1709 Church Street (between the Cafe at OutLoud! and Blu’s) in Nashville, Tennessee. Those travelling through the downtown area on I-65 should exit at Church Street. North-bound travellers should turn LEFT onto Church Street. South-bound travellers should turn RIGHT onto Church Street.
PARKING IS AVAILABLE on the street (pay before 6 p.m.) and behind OutCentral (free). After 5 p.m., visitors are also allowed to use the U.S. Post Office parking lot. DO NOT PARK in private lots, like the one located at 1717 Church Street. You will be towed 24/7. We are currently open only for Special Events and by Appointment.

Peace & Love,
valerie reynolds

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This in from Maize…

Rusty Gordon lost her fight last night (progressive supranuclear palsy) and passed away after a brief time with hospice.

You may remember Rusty from any or all of the following: She was a music producer for many years (Rustron Productions and Publishing]; produced one of the first-ever women-only women’s music festivals (Yale University, 1972); started the Whimsey Political Clearinghouse for women (1967); heavily involved with NOW (1970 onwards); helped start the Florida LGBT Democratic Caucus (1995), with which she held various offices; involved with many LGBT causes through Equality Florida and other groups; and was named as a Feminist Who Changed America and awarded the Veteran Feminists of America medal (2008). Most recently the Palm Beach County Democratic Committee established the Rusty Gordon Award, to be given to people who have exhibited extensive commitment to local community activism.

She is survived by her life partner Davilyn “Davy” Whims.

A memorial is being planned for early December in the West Palm Beach area.

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Liz Ficalora talks about how she’s marketing her companies

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Queer on their Feet: Time for a Good Laugh!


Jennie McNulty is coming to Nashville with the improve group Queer on their Feet. Don’t miss it!!!
Here’s a link to my interview with Jennie last year in P-Town during Women’s Week.

March, 27 2009 – 7:30P

Holy Trinity Community Church UCC (Queer On Their Feet)
6727 Charlotte Pike
Nashville , TN 37209
Cost: $12 Adv/$15 at the door

An Evening of Stand Up Comedy and Improv with Queer On Their Feet will be at Holy Trinity Community Church 6727 Charlotte Pike Nashville, TN 37209 on March 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM Tickets are $12 advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets at or by calling 1-877-278-4842. Buy in advance to get the discounted price! Remaining tickets will be available at the door, the night of the show.

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Melissa Ethridge at 2009 Biodiesel Conference


There’s an article, photos & about a 10 minute audio clip of the speech she gave on the biodiesel conference website. Go get your cup of coffee and check it out. One more reason why I love this woman so much. It’s not just her talent which is so huge…it’s about her commitment to make this world a little better while she’s here.
peace & love,

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GLADD Announces Nominees: 20th Annual GLADD Media Awards

Milk, True Blood, Torchwood, Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom,
Ghost Whisperer, Freeheld, Transamerican Love Story, The Early Show,
GQ, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Kenneth Cole,
Aquí y Ahora Among Nominees

Tyra Banks, Suze Orman to be Honored in New York

More Information
English Language Nominees
Spanish Language Nominees
Special Honoree Bios
Facts & Figures About NomineesLos Angeles, Tuesday, January 27, 2009 – The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced today the nominees and honorees for its 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented by IBM. Among the nominees: Gus Van Sant’s Academy Award®-nominated film Milk, Woody Allen’s Academy Award®-nominated film Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Patrik-Ian Polk’s big-screen adaptation of his hit sitcom Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom, BBC America’s hit shows Torchwood and Skins, HBO’s vampire drama True Blood, the episodes “Ghostfacers” from Supernatural and “Slam” from Ghost Whisperer, Logo reality shows Shirts & Skins and Transamerican Love Story, MSNBC programs Countdown with Keith Olbermann and The Rachel Maddow Show, The Tyra Banks Show, and Spanish-language nominees Aquí y Ahora, Ventaneando América, Noticiero Telemundo, Hoy and Paparazzi TV.
“The 20th anniversary of the GLAAD Media Awards is an excellent opportunity to reflect on how media representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have evolved over the past two decades, clearly helping shape and evolve people’s hearts and minds about LGBT people,” said GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano. “GLAAD’s media advocacy and anti-defamation work as a resource for media professionals, combined with enabling LGBT people and allies to be compelling storytellers, has played a significant role in stories about our lives achieving greater visibility and being more compelling, honest, and real than ever before. We are proud to recognize all of this year’s GLAAD Media Awards nominees.”

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 28, 2009 at the Marriott Marquis; in Los Angeles on April 18 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE; and in San Francisco on May 9 at the Hilton San Francisco.

GLAAD also announced the Special Honorees for the New York ceremony: Tyra Banks will receive the Excellence in Media Award and Suze Orman will receive the Vito Russo Award. Information about both honorees may be found at Special Honorees for Los Angeles and San Francisco will be announced at a later date.

“Tyra Banks and Suze Orman have used their positions of power within the media to become strong advocates on behalf of the LGBT community,” Giuliano said. “They are changing hearts and minds, opening people’s eyes to our common humanity, and it is our privilege to honor them.”

In addition to 125 nominees in 26 English-language categories, and 60 Spanish-language nominees in 15 categories, GLAAD also announced that it would present Special Recognition awards to The Laramie Project, 10 Years Later – The Lasting Legacy of Matthew Shepard, a two-hour documentary broadcast on Sirius XM Radio; and to Lucía Méndez, an actress and singer who campaigned to bring awareness to the issue of LGBT teen suicide.

In the competitive categories, broadcast networks and cable networks each garnered 22 nominations. Among the broadcast networks, ABC came away with six nominees, while Logo led cable networks with five nominations.

A complete list of English language nominees are available at:

A complete list of Spanish language nominees are available at:

Additional facts about this year’s 185 nominees are available at:

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives.

The 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008. Nearly 1,000 media projects were considered by over 75 volunteers serving on seven nominating juries. This year, more than 5,000 people will attend the GLAAD Media Awards in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, raising more than $3.5 million for the organization’s work.

More than 100 corporate partners are showing their support, including National Presenting corporate partner IBM, New York Presenting corporate partner Prudential, and Los Angeles Presenting corporate partner ABSOLUT® VODKA. GLAAD is also grateful to the event’s Platinum Underwriters; Anheuser-Busch, Inc./Bud Light and the University of Phoenix. Allstate Insurance, American Airlines, Disney-ABC Television Group, HMS Media, MillerCoors, New York City Marriott & Renaissance Hotels, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Time Warner, and Wyndham Worldwide support the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards as Underwriter corporate partners.

For a full list of corporate sponsors and information on how to become a corporate sponsor, or to become a table host, purchase tickets or place a tribute journal ad, please visit or call (877) 519-7904.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. For more information, please visit


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