Archive for March, 2009

TV: Kentucky Tonight targets gay adoptions

March 30, 2009

Chris Hartman, the director of the Fairness Campaign, is speaking RIGHT NOW about gay adoptions on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight.” A panel is discussing the ominous SB 68, which failed to leave the Senate.

Late notice, I know! Check it out on KET 1, Channel 15! You can also call live about gay adoptions on Kentucky Tonight: (800) 494-7605 or email kytonight@ket.org.

NOTE: If you missed tonight’s broadcast of Kentucky Tonight, see it again Wednesday at 2 a.m. on KET1 or at these times listed here: http://is.gd/pLXq

Fairness Event at Fuzion cancelled tonight.

March 26, 2009

Unfortunately, Fuzion is closing unexpectedly tonight and possibly for the weekend. Details surrounding why are unclear. We’re not sure if the House of Fairness event will be rescheduled, but we’ll keep you posted.

Upcoming: Queer on Their Feet, March 29th at Metropolitan Community Church

March 20, 2009

Queer on Their Feet Promo PosterReady … set … improv!

Queer on Their Feet, a traveling comedy troupe, makes its way to Louisville next weekend and you can join in on the fun! The group will be performing at the Metropolitan Community Church of Louisville (who were very gracious to provide a space) for night of fabulousness and hilarity. The show will feature acts by each performer followed by an act with all three, which involve improv games that  audience members will be encouraged to participate in. Let the randomness take flight!

All three stars of the show, Jennie McNulty, Jason Dudey and Diana Yanez are three well-accomplished comedians and have performed all over the country in various comedy festivals and can currently be seen on LOGO TV. They’ve opened for various acts, including Margaret Cho, ANT, and Judy Gold, FYI, so your funnybone will be adequately stimulated.

WHEN:
Sunday, March 29th
6 P.M.

WHERE:
Metropolitan Community Church
1432 Highland Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

HOW MUCH:
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Purchase tickets online or call (877) 278-4842.

For more info, please visit their MySpace page or contact Taylor Santo.

Going Out: G-Pro Happy Hour tonight at Starbase Q

March 18, 2009

gproJust a quick reminder that Louisville Gay Professionals, aka G-Pro, will be hosting a happy hour get-together, this time at Starbase Q. As the title suggests, you may want to stop by and have a drink or two with other colleagues or get to know more about Louisville’s business networks from a queer angle. With the economy the way it is, now may be the prime opportunity to build your contacts, socially and professionally.

WHEN:
Tonight, 5:30-7:30 P.M.

WHERE:
921 W Main St
Louisville, KY

REMINDER: Varla show at the Kentucky Center – tomorrow!

March 12, 2009

Just a friendly reminder that the lovely and amazing Varla Jean Merman will be stopping by the River City tomorrow night in what is sure to be an overload of fabulousness. I already posted about it via the ticket giveaway (and congrats to the winners!), but why not just show you what you will be missing if you skip out?

WHEN:
Friday, March 13th
8 P.M.

WHERE:

Bomhard Theater
The Kentucky Center
501 West Main Street

HOW MUCH:
$22.50 – $27.50
Note: The Kentucky Center will also sell $10 day-of-show tickets through Arts Rush. Tickets depend on availability.
Buy tickets online

Going Out: The Little Dog Laughed by Pandora Productions

March 11, 2009

Pandora Productions is hosting a production of  The Little Dog Laughed, a play written by Douglas Carter Beane of To Wong Fu … ! fame. If his previous work is any indication, then yes, you’ve hit the jackpot. The play centers around Mitchell, a closeted up-and-coming actor who gets involved with a hustler, much to the chagrin of his bossy agent, Diane. Little Dog tackles the coming out/coming of age theme from a witty, comical angle. The play was nominated for a Tony and received a good review on the NY Times site, so … yeah, you should probably go see it.

WHEN:
March 12-15
7:30 p.m.
2 p.m. matinees on March 14-15

*Doors open 30 minutes prior to show

WHERE:
Burnbury Theatre
603 S. 3rd Street

HOW MUCH:
Advance – $15 – Order tickets online
Day of Show – $17

BREAKING: SB 68 likely to die

March 11, 2009

We’ve just got word from the Cincinnati Inquirer and Deborah Yetter at the Courier-Journal that SB 68 will probably die.  More details here.

Senator Tapp acknowledged that it was too late to vote on the bill. Even if it passes the Senate, there would only be three days left to vote on it in the KY House, which doesn’t appear likely at all.

This is great news, especially to children across the state who are in need of homes. While SB 68 is not officially “dead” yet, it looks like it will more than likely be rescinded.

Senator Tapp, however, wants to propose the bill again next year, so this is not over.

SB 68 Vote TOMORROW in Frankfort – Can you come?

March 9, 2009

Fairness Campaign will be headed to Frankfort tomorrow in preparation for the vote on SB 68, the nasty anti-gay adoption bill proposed by Shelbyville Senator Gary Tapp. They’ll be lining the steps of the capitol at 1 p.m. and you can join them. If you are able to take some time off for this critical issue, Fairness will be carpooling from Louisville at 8 a.m.

Also, there is still time left to make your voice heard about SB 68. Call (800) 372-7181 and leave a message for KY House Speaker Greg Stumbo or call him directly at (502) 564-2363. You can also reach him here. Let all your friends and families know how devastating this bill will be for KY families, kids and the state budget.

BREAKING: SB 68 passes in Senate Judiciary

March 5, 2009

Page One just broke the news that SB 68 sneakily passed in the Senate Judiciary committee. And, if KY House Speaker Greg Stumbo doesn’t assign the bill to a committee where it will die, it will pass in the House and may be signed by Gov. Beshear.

We need YOUR help. You can contact the lawmakers in Frankfort directly or call them at 1 (800) 372-7181. If you want to reach Greg himself, here are his numbers (via Page One):

Home: (606) 886-9953
Annex: (502) 564-2363
Capitol: (502) 564-3363

Tell Greg how discriminatory this bill is and how devastating it will be for Kentucky families and the state’s foster care system. The bill will not only affect gay couples with children but EVERYONE who is unmarried (e.g., grandmothers raising their children’s children) and will add an unnecessary burden to KY’s troubled budget.

Please take action on this awful, unnecessary bill. We need as much support as possible before it’s too late.

Going Out: Tonight – G3 Soiree at Actor’s Theatre

March 5, 2009

g3mar091G3 Illustrated gets set for another exciting broo-haha tonight, this time located downtown at Louisville’s Actor’s Theatre. Both G3 and Actor’s will be celebrating the opening of the 33rd Humana Festival, an annual event where theater-lovers get the chance to see trailblazing works by American playwrights.

There will be entertainment, eclectic cuisine and a cash bar. So bring a friend and toast the night away! For more info, see the Facebook event page.

WHEN:
Tonight, 7-10 PM

WHERE:
Actor’s Theatre
315 W Main St

HOW MUCH:
Free