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by Tracy Baim

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WBEZ did a long segment on pride last Friday, and parade organizer Rich Pfeiffer and I were on to talk about the many weekend events. ... Also in the media: Advertising Age did aTop of the Line

WBEZ did a long segment on pride last Friday, and parade organizer Rich Pfeiffer and I were on to talk about the many weekend events. ... Also in the media: Advertising Age did a huge section on gay and lesbian marketing, and Chicago's Third Coast Marketing was included. Kevin Boyer and I own the firm, and Boyer was quoted in the article about companies using special events as a way to reach the GLBT community.

We're trying to get our hands on a powerful and thoroughly depressing article by Andrea Dworkin in England's Guardian newspaper. She talks about being drugged and raped while on a speaking tour in Europe last year.

Anne & Ellen are rumored to be the next power lesbian couple considering having children. Ellen's HBO comedy special airs July 22.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to ANY DAY make its ruling on the Boys Scouts of America ( BSA ) vs. James Dale. The July 6 issue of Rolling Stone contains an 11-page special report of the issue. Reporter Chuck Sudetic covers the basic information about James Dale and the case, but what makes this article stand out from other coverage is the research done on the business side of the BSA organization. Sudetic reports that his investigations caused him to conclude there are two BSAs. The one is the volunteer local level where the boys actually take part in the organization. He says that is not as anti-gay as one would be led to believe. The other part is the salaried national leaders "whose well-being," he writes, "depends on constant fundraising, much of it through alliances with old time conservative religious groups …"

Geico Insurance appears to be the latest advertiser pulling back its plans to advertise on the Dr. Laura TV show. reports that Rebecca Lindhart, assistant to the president of Geico, after speaking with NGL, alerted Geico Vice President for Marketing Ted Ward and Vice President for Public Relations Walt Smith to the controversy surrounding Laura Schlessinger. "A few minutes ago I was notified by Ms. Lindhart that Geico has begun to take steps to terminate its advertising on the Dr. Laura radio program. The 'Dr. Laura' matter, according to Ms. Lindhart, has been given the highest priority and is now being handled by Geico Corporate Vice President Robert Miller and Geico director David Schindler," said NGL's Michael Romanello.



"Yes, I am interested in purchasing the Butthole ( Manhole ) and I'm making inquiries thereof," said Mike "Mookie" Spitz to Sukie de la Croix of Outlines. "I'm thinking of going in on it with Jeff Pool, an old-school bartender from way back when. We're interested in bringing back the old Christopher Street, bringing back old staff, a revival bar from the good old days, when the street was a street, and a fag was a fag, and we were half in the closet and having a gay old time. You know what the good old days were like ... it was fierce. We want to bring those days back."

Lesbian Latina Yasmina Cádiz and Punctilio, representatives of the original FOTUNY lighting collection and accessories from Venice, are opening a new home showroom, 65 E. Oak, 2nd flr., ( 312 ) 255-9022.

WTTW Channel 11 airs Out of the Past Friday, June 30, a look at gays and lesbians in U.S. history, and in modern times.

From the July Movieline, in a photo feature about classic Hollywood couples such as Carole Lombard and Clark Gable, and Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is rumored gay couple Cary Grant and Randolph Scott. The two lived together and were often seen out socially. Movieline does not confirm the two men were involved romantically.

A Calgary [ Alberta, Canada ] Sun poll finds that the gay man on CBS's Survivor, Richard Hatch, is seen as having the best chance to stay on the island and win the $1-million prize.

The June 21 Village Voice had a fascinating article by Richard Goldstein about "Men Who Love Military Men Too Much—And the Sailors Who Oblige Them." about the "military chasers" around U.S. bases., including Camp Pendleton. "At Pendleton, in California, marines can choose from chasers circling the base in impressive cars, or call the numbers listed in graffiti offering 'GOOD $$$ 4 BJ 4 USMC.' But San Diego is the capital of chaser nation. There, the concentration of enlisted men draws a dedicated fan club."

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Now it's on to "back-to-back" pride No. 2: The 2nd Annual Black Pride Festival is June 29-July 3. Call ( 773 ) 375-7144, 731-8665, e-mail, or . We've also got event details in the calendar. Host hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn, 10 E. Grand. There will be a poetry slam June 29, VIP reception, workshops/seminars, pool party, Sunday picnic, and much more.

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Second Life, a Slideshow/Lecture by Marie Kuda, co-sponsored by the Oak Park Gay & Lesbian Assoc. and the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. Oak Park, is Thursday, June 29, 7 p.m., ( 708 ) 383-8200. [ This is an event that was post-poned due to a power outage. ] is a new gay and lesbian website for PLUs on the South Side and South Suburbs.

Get ready to Pow Wow

BIG GODDESS POW WOW returns July 1 to Chicago. Come see some great Chicagoans and former Chicagoans: Marcia Wilkie, Lisa Buscani, Karol Kent, Donna Blue Lachman, Jenny Magnus, Brigid Murphy, Cin Salach and Ten Tongues, RENO, Cheryl Trykv, and hosted by Paula Killen They're all at the Metro, 3730 Clark, Sat., July 1, ( 773 ) 549-0203.

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