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Sunday, October 20, 2019

(TIME Warp) The AB101 Veto Riots; 28 years later!

In 2011, the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco held a program called “All the Rage: Stories From the AB101 Veto Riot,” featuring a documentary short about the queer riots in San Francisco in 1991 and a panel with organizers of the event twenty years ago and eyewitness accounts.  Called the AB 101 Veto Riot, it “ended with the police in retreat and a state office building in flames.”

I had never heard of the AB 101 Veto Riot before I got this press release, or the other two that accompany it in a trio, the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot of 1966 and the White Night Riot of 1979. It occurs to me that maybe no one has told you, either. Most of us got through school without even hearing about Stonewall, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to hear about. In honor of the people who put their safety on the line so that our rights had to be recognized, let’s take a moment to remedy that.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Melissa Etheridge: ‘Making An Impact’ 25 Years Later

By MK Scott

It is hard to believe that it has been over 25 years since Melissa Etheridge first made it big with her Grammy-winning album, Yes I am. Who could forget such hits as “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window.”

Etheridge is back in the Seattle area playing the Tulalip Amphitheater on July 14 with another classic diva, Leann Rimes. I had a chance to speak Etheridge by phone.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

(TIME-Warp) Remembering the 31st anniversary of the guardianship case of Kowalski vs. Thompson!

Sharon Kowalski lived with her lesbian partner, Karen Thompson, in St. Cloud, Minnesota for about four years. Though Kowalski's parents were not aware of the relationship at the time, the couple had exchanged rings and named one another as insurance policy beneficiaries. On November 13, 1983, Kowalski suffered severe brain injuries in an automobile accident involving a drunk driver. The injuries left Kowalski with permanent physical disabilities, requiring her to remain in a wheelchair, and the mental capacity of a four to six year-old child.

Both Thompson and Sharon Kowalski's father, Donald Kowalski, petitioned to be named Sharon Kowalski's legal guardian in March 1984. With the understanding that she would have visitation rights, Thompson agreed that Donald Kowalski would be named Sharon Kowalski's guardian. The court's guardianship order, however, gave Donald complete control over visitation.

On July 25, 1985, Donald immediately cut off Thompson's visitation rights and moved Sharon from a nursing home near Thompson's home to one further away. Thompson appealed the order, but the appellate court affirmed the order initially, citing testimony by Sharon's family and nursing home staff that Sharon seemed depressed and sad after her visits with Thompson and postulating that it would be in Kowalski's best interest to discontinue visitation with Thompson.

Friday, July 17, 2015

(OUTview AMERICA) INTER-view: MK Chats with the Woman behind WOLFE VIDEO on 30 years of Change and Progress!

by MK  Scott

For the past 30 years, the Queer Film mail-order market has changed, and no other company has changed in for the times and had a major contribution to change in the LGBT Community, has been Wolfe Video and its founder, Kathy Wolfe.

Kathy began Wolfe Video as a small mail order distribution outlet serving a largely untapped audience of lesbians and gay men eager for films that spoke to their own lives. Now active in both the film distribution and releasing arenas, Wolfe enjoys a strong presence in the marketplace as the most successful distributor of independent, studio-produced and “self-authored” gay and lesbian themed film, video and DVD products. Kathy has been honored by the National Organization for Women as a recipient of its “Excellence in Media Award,” by Forbes Magazine as an “Up and Comer,” and by The Advocate as a “Hollywood Star Player.” In her spare time, Kathy is an avid restorer of historic buildings; an adventurous traveler; and a collector of almost everything.I was delighted to chat with this true Pioneer this past week!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


LAS VEGAS – It’s that time of year again – the global pilgrimage of the world’s hottest ladies descending on Las Vegas, April 24-27, 2014. Girl Bar, in association with Truck Stop Girlz and Total Rewards by Caesars Entertainment, fill the city with tens of thousands of lesbians for DINAH Vegas 2014. Now in its third outing to Sin City, attendees will revel in non-stop entertainment, world class dining and gaming 24/7 from the city that never sleeps.

"When year to year attendance keeps doubling, we know from our patrons we are on the right track, producing one-of-a-kind events, filled with the world's hottest women!" exclaims producer Sandy Sachs. Adding, “Caesars has worked with us on a vision that is limitless in scope and as iconic as the city itself!”

Bigger and better than ever in 2014, Girl Bar, in association with Fuse Events will be taking over some of the most exciting and exclusive Caesars-owned locations in the city. The weekend will feature second-to-none events uniquely created by lesbians, just for lesbians, including a first at The London Club at Planet Hollywood and the one-of-a kind Flamingo’s gigantic main pool. Only Dinah Vegas attendees will be admitted to events, so you and your friends can relax, be yourselves and get your groove on in the level of comfort and style you've come to expect from Girl Bar and Truck Stop Girlz.

All the latest updates, as well as the full Dinah Vegas 2014 schedule of events, entertainment, tickets, hotel information and VIP travel package options may be found at www.dinahshoreweekend.com for the ultimate women's weekend experience.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

(Dykeotomy) Lesbians Who Hate Men!

Are lesbians all angry man-haters? And do they hate gay men too? Dykeotomy has opinions!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

(Dykeotomy) How a Butch and a Femme Get Ready In The Morning!

Emily and Liz dispel the idea that to be a lesbian means you have to behave a certain way. They're such a dichotomy! Get it? GET IT?

Got questions for the Dykeotomy duo? Email them at dykeotomyontheweb@gmail.com!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

(Funny Fruits) Judy Gold: It's Very Odd Being The Gay Parent!

Judy Gold talks about the many wonders of being a gay mom.

(Dykeotomy) Seducing Straight Girls!

Straight from the Lesbian Recruiting Handbook, Dykeotomy tells you the pros and cons of seducing straight girls.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

(Dykeotomy) Is DYKE A Bad Word?

It's in our name, but is it an offensive word? Emily and Liz poll some other lesbians about the word DYKE, and whether it can be "reclaimed" or not. Also, THE PUN BEHIND THE NAME FINALLY EXPLAINED!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

(Dykeotomy) Does Long Distance EVER Work?

Emily and Liz answer a reader question about how to be successfully long distance!

Got questions for the Dykeotomy duo? Email them at dykeotomyontheweb@gmail.com!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

(Dykeotomy) How To Deal With Bullies?

Liz and Emily tell you how they deal with bullies, and show you some ways you DEFINITELY SHOULDN'T deal with bullies.

(Spousal Equivalent Game) Older Gay Men vs. Young Lesbians!

Gay couple Don and Robert battle young lesbian couple Emily and Liz to see who knows more about their partner!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

(Dykeotomy) Bra-Burning Lesbians!

Are all lesbians everywhere required to be militant vegan feminists who live in grass huts and whose main hobby is protesting? We sure as hell hope not.

DEBUT! (The Spousal Equivalent Game) The Lesbians vs. The Straights!

Judy Gold hosts The Spousal Equivalent Game, the "married" couples gameshow that doesn't discriminate against heterosexuals or those who are unnatural, immoral, and wicked in the eyes of God. Watch as lesbian couple Emily and Kelly battle it out with straight couple Susan and Ron.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

(Dykeotomy) How To Date In Secret!

Emily and Liz explain the pros and cons of having a "secret relationship" with someone. And whether that actually ever works at all.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

DEBUT! (Dykeotomy) Introductions!

Dykeotomy is the show that will answer all the burning questions about lesbianism you never knew you had!

Monday, July 15, 2013

(UPDATE) Happy Ending for Judy and Karin!

Back in 2011, I had the opportunity to interview the Author of 'Torn Apart, United by Love, Dividedby Law', Judy Rickard. OUTview is thrilled to announce that her Spouse, Karin, has been federally recognized as Judy's Legal wife and was granted her a Green Card, this past weekend.

On July 15, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a green card to U.K. citizen, Karin Bogliolo, 72, based on her marriage to U.S. citizen
Judy Rickard, 65, making Karin the third gay immigrant in U.S. history to become a lawful permanent resident on the basis of a same-sex marriage.

“The issuance of this green card to Karin Bogliolo is the culmination of a two-decade grassroots movement in which lesbian and gay Americans fought for the right to sponsor the person that they love for permanent resident status in the United States, said Lavi Soloway, founder of the DOMA Project. "Lesbian and gay binational couples and their families celebrated the Fourth of
July this year with the Supreme Court decision in US v. Windsor fresh in their
minds: having achieved freedom from a cruel law that has torn apart loving,
committed couples, forced lesbian and gay Americans into exile to be with the
person they love and has resulted in the unconscionable deportation of partners
and spouses of lesbian and gay Americans. The long nightmare is over.
In striking down DOMA, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy held that,
‘[DOMA] tells those couples, and all the world, that their otherwise valid
marriages are unworthy of federal recognition. This places same-sex couples in
an unstable position of being in a second-tier marriage... And it humiliates tens
of thousands of children now being raised by same-sex couples. The law in
question makes it even more difficult for the children to understand the integrity
and closeness of their own family and its concord with other families in their
community and in their daily lives. By issuing a green card to Karin on the basis of her marriage to Judy, the U.S. government is finally recognizing the inherent Dignity of this family, and giving tangible meaning to Justice Kennedy’s ruling.”

Click Here for MK's Interview from 2011 with Judy Rickard.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

(SHOWcase) Family Untied!

After coming out as a lesbian and losing custody of her two young children in the late 1970’s, Ronni Sanlo turned her life into building community through her personal, political and professional struggles. Narrated by Meredith Baxter (Family Ties), FAMILY UNTIED is told through the life experiences of activist Ronni Sanlo and actress Meredith Baxter, documenting the parallel journeys of their very different lives.

The film offers insight into pieces of the LGBT historical puzzle, from the anti-gay campaign started by Anita Bryant in 1977, to coming out late in life on national television in 2012. FAMILY UNTIED portrays a story of love and loss, family and solitude, acting and activism.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

(Gwissues) Lesbian YouTube Stars!

Bring on the girls! This week on Gwissues Howard talks to the wonderful lesbian YouTubers, Arielle Scarcella and Gwist's very own Emily & Liz!

Howard Bragman, Chairman of Fifteen Minutes PR, is the host of Gwissues, Gwist's original news and politics series! Every week, Gwissues brings you exclusive one-on-ones with gay celebrities and round-table discussions of pressing LGBT topics.
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