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Outcome Buffalo Publisher Tim Moran To Be Honored At Annual Buffalo Brunch

Buffalo — Embrace WNY will recognize Tim Moran, publisher and executive editor at Outcome Buffalo, with a Community Achievement Award. full story


Every Student Has A Choice When It Comes To Bullying

When you are in high school, everything seems to matter so much - from wearing the right clothes to hanging around with the right friends and from getting the right grades to getting accepted to the right college. The need to fit in and be accepted is felt by every single student regardless of race, sexuality, social status or physical appearance. Even "popular" kids feel the need to fit it, which is exactly the reason why some students choose to participate in bullying. I use the word "choose" because every student has a choice not to participate. They can choose to be above bullying. They can choose to reach out and support other students rather than to turn a blind eye or cut them down. But unfortunately, some students don't have the courage or fortitude to make the right choice. full story

LGBTQ Youth can contact Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of WNY by calling 855-0221 or through their website www.glyswny.com. Other support numbers for youth include the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 and the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-784-8433.


Local News

Can Cheating on Your Diet this Holiday Season Help You Lose Weight?

Buffalo — It’s hard to stick to a low-calorie diet day after day to lose weight, but new research shows you don’t have to, says Dr. Susie Rockway, a veteran nutritional and biochemical expert in the U.S. health industry. full story


Don't Fear the Fever

Amherst, N.Y. — Most people automatically think that a fever is something bad that should be lowered as quickly as possible.

Not so fast! full story



Local News

Cher Returns To First Niagara Center On April 23, 2014

BUFFALO— Cher will bring her Dressed to Kill tour to the First Niagara Center on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. full story



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Frank Goldberg Missing; Buffalo LGBT Person Last Seen Monday December 16, 2013

Buffalo — Frank Goldberg - A trans Buffalo resident has been missing since the evening of Monday, December 16th, 2013, and her family needs your help to find her. full story


Meals On Wheels Needs Volunteers To Serve The Homebound

Buffalo — Meals on Wheels for WNY (MOW) is dedicated to providing food and companionship to homebound senior citizens and disabled, handicapped, or severely ill individuals. MOW ensures that the homebound enjoy the highest level of independence possible by offering nutritious food and a friendly visit. MOW delivers nearly 4,000 meals each weekday to clients. This critical community service wouldn’t be possible without the help of 1,500 dedicated volunteers who deliver the meals to recipients. full story

Unintentional Overdose Is The Number One Cause Of Death In New York State; Heroin-Fentanyl Puts More At Risk

Buffalo — In response to recent reports of an extremely lethal heroin-fentanyl cocktail arriving in Western New York, Evergreen Health Services has increased its efforts to familiarize the public – both users and nonusers– with life-saving overdose reversal techniques and information on local harm-reduction services. full story

Antonio Martin-Brown, 19

Buffalo Teen Arrested In Murder Of Gay Kenmore Man

Buffalo — Kenmore police today announced the arrest of Antonio Martin-Brown, 19, of Buffalo, in the May 19 slaying of Vincent J. "Jim" Cottone, 62, the owner of Malone’s Bar & Grill on Delaware Avenue. full story

Gay & Lesbian Youth Lead WNYers To Lobby Day In State Capitol

Albany, N.Y>— Today, a group of over 40 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (lgbt) youth and adults from Buffalo and Western New York organized by Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of WNY joined more than 700 lgbt New Yorkers and their allies that have travelled to Albany for the Empire State Pride Agenda’s annual lobby day, LGBT Equality & Justice Day. New Yorkers from all walks of life called on the legislature to finally pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), the statewide transgender civil rights bill; pushed elected officials to support the Child-Parent Security Act, which would provide more options for creating and protecting families in New York State; and urged the government to fund programs for runaway and homeless youth and other vital organizations that provide health services to the LGBT community. full story


College Scholarships For WNY LGBT Students

Buffalo— A growing number of scholarships are devoted exclusively to students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender(lgbt). Some scholarships are available nationally, and other scholarships are exclusively devoted to students from specific geographic regions. These populations have become much more visible within higher education, but still face formidable social challenges. Scholarships reflect the trend in diversity: encourage students of all backgrounds to participate to their highest potential. full story

Financial Considerations for Gay and Lesbian Couples Getting Married in New York

Congratulations to couples getting married under New York State's new provision for civil marriage. For many couples "taking the plunge," legal and financial matters are issues you began talking about long ago, as many of the couples getting married have been committed to each other for many years, perhaps even decades. For others, this time presents an opportunity to have serious conversations about matters you may not have discussed before. As with any couple, it is wise to have very matter-of-fact conversations about priorities and planning before entering into a marriage contract. full story

Fair Marriage Laws in New York: Frequently Asked Questions (2011)

Now that same-sex couples have the freedom to marry in New York, the NYCLU has compiled a guide to answer some frequently asked questions about the new law. Please note: This brief overview is not intended to provide individualized legal advice. For further information, or if you feel that you have encountered discrimination related to your marriage, contact the NYCLU by phone at (212) 607-3300 or email. full story

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Buffalo — On Sunday, July 24 I had the pleasure of being a guest on the WBEN AM Radio 930 Hardline show with host Dave Debo. We had great fun talking about the day's marriages and the reprecussions for society and the political landscape. full story

2010 Murder Of Gay Buffalo Man Remains Unsolved; Mother Asks For Help

BUFFALO— Christopher Rudow's January 2010 death was caused by blunt force trauma. A neighbor in a downstairs apartment heard a prolong struggle that night coming from Rudow's apartment but turned up the volume of the music to drown out the sound. full story

Be Careful Out There - Safe isn't just about Sex

The New York City Anti-Violence Project, which greatly contributed to 1997 local efforts to combat Anti-Gay Violence, has developed the following Safety and caution advisories. full story

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Gay Man Found Dead In His Buffalo Apartment

BUFFALO —WIVB-TV reports that Buffalo Police found his body in his apartment on Tuesday. full story


State News

Signs Of Progress: West Point Cadet Takes His BF To School Dance

Buffalo — From the Facebook page of Knights Out, the West Point alumni support group for LGBT soldiers: full story

NYS Highest Court Dismisses Attempt To Repeal Marriage Equality

Albany, New York— New York State Appellate Court today upheld Marriage Equality in New York State by dismissing the suit brought by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, an anti-gay group that was created by out of state interest in an attempt to interfere with the civil rights of New York State residents. full story

GENDA Passes NYS Assembly, Awaits Action By Senate

Buffalo — The New York State Assembly today, passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) for the fifth time, with broad bipartisan support. Now the State Senate will decide if the law that will strengthen current laws that prevent discrimination based upon gender. Current law out laws gender discrimination but does not specify transgendered individuals. full story

Minimum Wage Increase Would Lift 20,000 Same-sex Couples Out Of Poverty

Los Angeles, California — An increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would lift at least 20,000 people in same-sex couples out of poverty, according to a new Williams Institute study. The study is co-authored by Williams Distinguished Scholar M.V. Lee Badgett and Alyssa Schneebaum, and also finds that a minimum wage increase would reduce the poverty rate by 24 percent or more for couples. full story


Equality Opponent Brendan Eich Resigns As Mozilla CEO Under Wide Spread Pressure

Mountain View, California — Recent backlash from users, industry and employees seems to have been enough backlash to end Brendan Eich's short career as CEO at the software nonprofit. Ever since it came to light that Eich had fought against marriage equality in 2008 critics from all sides called for him to step aside. full story


Study Suggests Link Between Discrimination And Suicide Among Trans People

Los Angeles, California — New analysis of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS) shows that transgender respondents who experienced rejection by family and friends, discrimination, victimization, or violence have a higher risk of attempting suicide. 78 percent of survey respondents who suffered physical or sexual violence at school reported suicide attempts, as did 65 percent of respondents who experienced violence at work. The analysis is part of a new study conducted by Ann P. Haas and Philip L. Rodgers of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Jody L. Herman of UCLA Law School’s Williams Institute. full story


LGBT People Spend 65x More on Cigarettes Than Spent on All LGBT Issues Combined

Fort Lauderdale, FL — The 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Tobacco & Health released today shows the health impact of tobacco is even larger than previously known. In conjunction with this release CenterLink’s Network for LGBT Health Equity has released information about the effect of 50 years of smoking on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. With the advent of data from the National Adult Tobacco Survey, the Network for LGBT Health Equity has been able to model the estimated money that U.S. LGBT communities spend on cigarettes every year. After factoring in LGBT prevalence and smoking rates, the Network reports that LGBT communities spent $7.9 million dollars per year on their top health burden: smoking. This is 65 times as much money as the Funders for LGBTQ Issues report all foundations spend on LGBT funding. full story


New Mexico Supreme Court Ruled Marriage Equality Legal

Santa Fe — The court ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. full story


Sochi Bound: Brian Boitano Acknowledges He Is Gay American Athlete

Buffalo — Brian Boitano, a 1988 Olypic Gold Medalist, issued a statement in response to his recent appointment to the official delegation representing the United States at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. full story


State Leg Says Yes; Hawaii Set to Become The 16th Marriage Equality State

Honolulu, HI — The State where Marriage Equality began 20 years ago when the Hawaii Supreme Court decided that hetero-exclusive marriage laws violated the Hawaii State Constitution, Hawaii is now on the verge of fulfilling it´s destiny as the Hawaii State House of Representatives has voted 30 - 19 to pass Marriage Equality (SB1). full story


Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional In Ohio Death Certificate Case

Cincinatti, OH— A federal district court judge has declared Ohio's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional when applied to death certificates full story


Beehive State: Federal Court Rules Utah Marriage Equality Ban Unconstitutional

Salt Lake City, UT — A federal court today declared that Utah’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled that the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of equal protection and due process. full story


Every State Showing Gains In Public Support For Same-sex Marriage

LOS ANGELES, CA.— Every state has seen increases in support for same-sex marriage over the last eight years, according to new analysis by Williams Institute Public Opinion Project Director, Andrew Flores; and Williams Senior Scholar of Public Policy, Scott Barclay. full story

International News

New Pope: Same Hate Same Anti-Equality

Rome, Italy — Today the Catholic church announced that they have chosen Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argeninia as their new leader. The newly fashioned Pope Francis, seems shares the hateful positions in denouncing equality and lgbt people. full story

Despite Opposition Of Russian Prime Minister Medvedev, Anti-gay Law Moves Ahead

St. Petersburg, Russia — The Russian Duma has, once again, rescheduled the first reading of the notorious federal draft law on so-called ‘homosexual propaganda’, a law designed to ban saying or writing anything positive about LGBT people. Without further changes to the schedule, the first vote will occur on Friday, January 25. full story

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National Gay History Project

LGBT History Month: Henry Gerber, Ahead Of His Time

Chicago — On May 15, 1871, the German Criminal Code was revised to include Paragraph 175, a law making sexual acts between males illegal. The first challenge to the law came in 1897 when Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld founded the gay organization Wissenschaftlich-humanitäres Komitee (Scientific-Humanitarian Committee). Its first action was to draft a petition against Paragraph 175 with 6,000 signatures of prominent people in the arts, politics and the medical profession; it failed to have any effect. full story

Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Von Steuben was a Prussian-born military officer who served as Inspector General and Major General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is credited with being one of the fathers of the Continental Army in teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and disciplines.

LGBT History Month: Baron von Steuben, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Franklin to Washington; France to the U.S.

This is an updated version of an article that appeared as part of the 2012 LGBT History Month Project.

Philadelphia, Pa — After years of studying almost anything available on Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, the material suggesting that von Steuben was gay is so overwhelming that the only thing that can be asked of anyone who doubts it is, "Prove to me he's not." There literally is not room in this article to list all the facts that point to a practice of homosexuality on the part of von Steuben. full story



Video From Buffalo Pride 2010

Buffalo — Outcome's video of the 18th annual Buffalo gay pride parade from Sunday June 6, 2010. full story



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2013

WNY LGBT Events

Saturday, April 12, 2013
Buffalo Gay Bingo
Westminster Presbyterian Church
724 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo (between North & Summer Streets)
Doors open at 6 PM, games begin at 7 PM.
Admission is just $5.
Discounted packets that include every game, including specials, are available for $20.
Beverages, pizza, wings, candy and more available for sale in our kitchen.
Benefits The Aids Plus Fund of WNY, Inc.

Saturday, April 12, 2013
Buffalo Bears Bar Night
Ohm Ultra Bar
948 Main in Buffalo (Main St at Allen Street)
10 PM
$2 Cover.

Wednesday, April 16
8:00pm

THIS IS NOT A DREAM: Queer & Alternative Artists Talking Back to TV

Screening & talk by Gavin Butt
Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave. Buffalo
Screening of part one of the 2013 film This Is Not A Dream, directed by Gavin Butt and Ben Walters. The film charts a path across four decades of avant-garde experiment and radical escapism. It traces the influences of Andy Warhol, John Waters, and Jack Smith to the perverted frontiers of YouTube and Chatroulette, taking in subverted talk shows and soap operas, streetwalker fashions, and glittery magic penises along the way. Presented by the UB Dept. of Visual Studies, Hallwalls, & Squeaky Wheel

Friday, April 25
Reel Party 2:
A Queer Film Party for Anyone Who Likes Film & Fun
Fun starts at 7:30, screening at 8:00.
Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave. Buffalo
Film Feature: Shortbus (John Cameron Mitchell, 2006, 101 min.)
W/Live-via-Internet Q&A with Shortbus star Peter Stickles
Plus Drag King Burlesque by Queen City Kings
cash bar, plus food for sale from Amy’s Food Truck
$8 general, $6 college students/seniors, $5 Hallwalls members. 18 and above only.

This special exclusive screening of Shortbus is made possible by special arrangement with and permission from writer-director John Cameron Mitchell and his co-producer Howard Gertler, with special thanks to Daniel Seiders and Peter Stickles.




Free Confidential HIV Testing
Anonymous testing upon request
every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
MOCHA Project
531 Virginia Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 852-1142

Mondays - 8:00 p.m.
Open Minded Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
glbt AA group
Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo
695 Elmwood Ave.

Wednesdays - 8:00 p.m.
Pride Group Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
glbt AA group
Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo
695 Elmwood Ave.

Youth
Gay And Lesbian Youth Services
GLYS is open Monday through Thursday from 3:30-8:30pm and Friday from 3-6pm. (716) 855-0221


Parents
PFLAG Regular Monthly Meeting:
Kenilworth United Church of Christ 45 Dalton Drive Tonawanda, NY 14223 2:30 Pm - 5:00 Pm The Third Sunday Of Every Month

Meeting for Parents Or Family Members Who Have Just Found Out. Helpline (716)883-0384


An Outcome calendar listing cost nothing and can attract valuable attention for your activities. Send specifics (name, date of event, time, place, sponsoring organization, phone number and website address) to Karl: info@outcomebuffalo.com


 
 
 
     
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