Local Briefs

GAIN holding monthly meeting

GAIN, the GLBT aging interest network that is a program of Resource Center Dallas, will meet Thursday, April 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Resource Center, 2701 Reagan.
Educator, public speaker and writer Deneen Robinson, BSW, will present the program on Alzheimer’s and dementia in the aging LGBT community.
Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Students seeks study participants

Cindy Chwalik, a clinical psychology student at Walden University who is interning with Youth First Texas, is looking for natal females (those who were born biologically female) who were born in the South and came out as lesbians while living in the South to participate in a research project she is conducting. She is particularly looking for women born in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina.

Participation involves a 60-to-90-minute interview. Chwalik said there is no compensation for participating, but the information will help those who come out in the future.
Contact her via email at cindychwalik @aol.com.

TDWCC to hear from candidates

Texas Democratic Women of Collin County will hold their next general meeting Monday, April 25, at 6:45 p.m. at the Preston Ridge Campus of Collin College, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco, Founders Hall, Shawnee Room F148.

The program will feature a forum of candidates in the upcoming non-partisan municipal elections. Confirmed thus far from Plano are Judy Drotman, campaign manager for City Council Place 3 candidate Andre Davidson; City Council Place 5 candidate Matt Lagos; City Council Place 5 candidate Jim Duggan, and City Council Place 7 candidate Pat Gallagher.

Candidates in the Frisco elections who have confirmed so far are Mayor Maher Maso, City Council Place 5 candidate Bart Crowder, and Frisco ISD candidated Anne McCausland and Dody Brigadier.

—  John Wright

Terry Lavell – Born This Way

With the same title and a similar theme to yesterday’s release by Lady Gaga, this track was written by R&B legends Ashford & Simpson for a musical based on a novel by openly gay author E. Lynn Harris, who died unexpectedly in 2009. Harris’ untimely death apparently put a hold on the musical, but promoters are recirculating the below clip to capture some of the Born This Way media frenzy. It’s a dynamite track with that classic Ashford & Simpson groove. Play it loud, it’s a Saturday!

RELATED: Vocalist Terry Lavell is presently one of the Cagelles in the Broadway revival of La Cage Aux Folles.

Joe. My. God.

—  David Taffet

“Born This Way” Shatters Records

BORN THIS WAY LADY GAGA X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COMAs expected, Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” became the fastest-selling
single in the history of iTunes, hitting the top spot in 21 of 23
countries where the music service is available.
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—  David Taffet

‘Born this way’ from DADT repeal advocate, Lady Gaga

Okay, I’m a music nerd. I’ll admit it. I mostly got to know Lady Gaga because of her activism on DADT repeal — and it was real. Here’s the new song that’s causing a buzz all over the LGBT blogosphere:


—  David Taffet

MEGAMIX: Born This Way

YouTube’s Cheeks pokes fun at the Gaga/Madonna thing.

UPDATE: Oh, snap. Look what Madonna just posted.

Joe. My. God.

—  David Taffet

Is Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ Music Video Going To Show Her Giving Birth?

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—  David Taffet

Not a choice: By virtue of gay blog orientation, we must post ‘Born This Way’

Good As You

—  David Taffet

Listen: Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’


Many of you have been waiting anxiously to hear “Born This Way,” Lady Gaga’s first single from her forthcoming album of the same name.

Since I’m a man who aims to please, you can find the just-released track below. It’s already being described as a gay anthem — and for good reason: Gaga gives us plenty of lyrical love — so you should probably start learning the words.

Listen to “Born This Way,” AFTER THE JUMP

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—  David Taffet

Here’s Lady Gaga’s New Single ‘Born This Way’

You're either going to crap yourself and say the future has arrived, or roll your eyes and say something about ripping off Madonna. There is no in between.

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Born This Way


A photo blog from Paul V for which readers submit personal photo evidence of their earliest gay inclinations.

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