All Dallas teams advance in Gay Softball World Series

Dallas Drillers C and D division teams

The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance is holding the World Series in Minneapolis this week, and the Dallas contingent is doing well so far, with all teams from Pegasus Slowpitch Softball Association winning games on Tuesday. In fact, of the 12 games played, only one was lost. That gives them a collective start of 11-1 — which ties a record for Dallas teams at the World Series, says PSSA member Woody Morrow.

The league is divided into five divisions, with Dallas fielding two each teams in B, C and D divisions. The two divisions of the Dallas Drillers  are sponsored by Dallas Voice.

Play continues today, although with a rain delay of two hours. The finals are on Saturday.

The standings so far:

Division B:

Hidden Door Assault (1-1):  vs. the Seattle Battalion 14–4; vs. Atlanta Ambush 10-9 (loss)

Woody’s X-plosion (2-0): vs. Twin Cities Frostbite 10–9; vs. NYC Wings 12-7.

Division C:

Dallas Drillers (2-0): vs. Milwaukee Force 12–9; vs. Twin Cities Infinity, 8-6.

Woody’s Wreckin’ Crew (2-0): vs. Memphis Neons 16–6; vs. Atlanta Ambush 13-12.

Division D:

Dallas Drillers (2-0) vs. Southern New England York Street 17–7; vs. Atlanta Aggression 10-5.

Woody’s Demolition Crew (2-0): vs. Milwaukee Silver 23–5; vs. Fort Lauderdale Hurricanes 12-10.

 

—  David Taffet

WATCH: Tim Seelig goes from Texan to San Franciscan in 4 months flat

It was just December when Tim Seelig left Dallas for the City by the Bay, living outside the Lone Star State for only the third time after two brief stints elsewhere. But he seems comfortable with his newfound status as a San Franciscan. He’s a cheerleader for his adoptive city with a good dose of humor in this segment that aired last night on The Daily Show (you can see a repeat tonight at 6 p.m. on Comedy Central). In addition to Seelig, there’s good reason to watch the segment — it’s funny.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

ANNIVERSARIES: Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong, George Amerson and Mike Grossman

ARMSTRONG-YOUNG  | Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong celebrated their 40th anniversary Monday, April 18. The couple met on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1971 through the Gay Liberation Front organization there. They had a civil union in Vermont in 2000 and were legally married in California in August 2008.

 

GROSSMAN-AMERSON  | George Amerson and Mike Grossman marked their 40th anniversary Wednesday, April 20, after celebrating the event with a gathering of family and friends the previous weekend. Grossman is a Minneapolis native who had lived in Dallas a year when he met Amerson, a native of west Texas who had already lived in Dallas several years when they met. The couple say they are most proud of their children, Laura and Devon Cloud and Barney and Stephanie Grossman, and their grandchildren, Miles and Rachel. The two work in residential real estate, Grossman for 50 years and Amerson for more than 35 years.

—  John Wright

Advocate: Minneapolis is the gayest city in America

The Advocate, “Using a completely unscientific — but still strangely accurate — statistical equation,” has compiled its second listing of the 15 “gayest cities in America.”

Minneapolis, you win.

DC is number 8. NYC isn’t even in the top 15.




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—  admin

The Nooner: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to retire; trans woman found stabbed to death in Minn.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison

Your lunchtime quickie from Instant Tea:

• Anti-gay Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison announces she won’t seek re-election in 2012. (via multiple sources on Twitter)

• Trans woman found stabbed to death in Minneapolis’ first murder of 2011.

• Yoga studio apologizes for calling snow closings “gay.”

• School board chair in Canada apologizes for c0mparing Gay Straight Alliance to Nazis.

• Manager of coffee house run by anti-gay preacher is a convicted child molester.

—  John Wright

Minneapolis Pays Off The Psychologist It Fired For Teaming Up With Illinois Family Institute

Michael Campion, a psychologist fired from his job to screen potential Minneapolis police officers because of his ties to the anti-gay Illinois Family Institute, will receive a 0,000 settlement (which includes legal fees) from the city, whose City Council voted not to take the case to trial, which would have begun next week. Something about the court telling the city that Campion has a strong First Amendment argument or something.


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—  John Wright

Liberal group buys TV ad decrying Target donation

Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new TV ad from the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org goes after Target Corp. for making a political campaign donation in Minnesota.

A spokeswoman said Tuesday, Aug. 17 that the group will spend $35,000 to air the ad for a week on three networks in Minnesota and on the MSNBC cable channel nationally.

The ad urges consumers to boycott the retail chain for getting involved in elections.

Minneapolis-based Target has faced a backlash from gay rights groups and liberals after giving $150,000 to a business-oriented political fund supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer in Minnesota.

The company has apologized for the donation and promised to carefully review future political giving.

The ad is below.

—  John Wright

Minn. pastor back in pulpit after gay report

PATRICK CONDON  |  Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — A Lutheran pastor in Minneapolis who opposes homosexuals being allowed to lead congregations says he is attracted to men but says he’s not a hypocrite because he never acted on his urges.

The Rev. Tom Brock told The Associated Press on Monday, Aug. 2 that he has known for many years that he is attracted to men. He says he is still a virgin at age 57 and doesn’t consider himself gay because he hasn’t acted on his attraction.

Brock’s sexuality became an issue after a gay magazine reported on his membership in a support group for Christians battling same-sex attraction. Brock was put on leave while a task force at Hope Lutheran Church looked into the matter.

Hope Lutheran’s executive pastor says the task force found Brock credible, and he was back in the pulpit on Sunday.

—  John Wright