The same judge that mandated gays be given the right to marry in Iowa has put a stay on the joyous occasions.
Haggerty said she is not permitted to accept any more marriage applications from gay couples until the Iowa Supreme Court rules on the county's appeal.
I've been posting on the Larry Craig bathroom drama over at Press Time, but I wanted to include the links (here, here, here) since it's sort-of gay related (though Craig is not now, nor has he ever been gay — lucky for us).
Being the comic geek that I am, I thought I'd note this news from Marvel Comics. The home of Spider-Man and X-Men, among other hyphenated super heroes, has recently been publishing novels in comic form. In November, the company will release one of the more celebrated (kind-of) gay works: Picture of Dorian Gray.
By Oscar Wilde, the novel centers on a beautiful young man and the two men enamored by him. One paints a picture that mystically allows Dorian to remain young while his likeness in the painting ages. There's a host of gay allusions in the book. It'll be interesting to see if they translate to the modern page.
Charleston County Democrats are invited to come out and watch the Riverdogs!
The Charleston County Democratic Party will host a wonderful picnic and gathering at the RIVERDOGS game on Thursday, August 23rd, Joe Riley Stadium, 6 p.m. picnic, 7 p.m. first pitch.
Look for the DEMOCRAT Table at the entrance to Riley Park. Tickets for game and picnic will be available for great and small price: $8.00
Your $8 will include picnic food, lemonade, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and a general admission ticket to the ballgame.
Tickets for this much fun are normally $20 – The Charleston County Democratic Party is paying the difference as a gift to Charleston Democrats!
We all will sit together in the upper reaches of the Larry Doby bleachers and cheer on the Riverdogs.
Ginger Johnson Sottile
3909 Hartnett Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Save the Date: AFFA Program Tuesday September 11--5:45 at the Renaissance Charleston Hotel. Always Fun!
GLBT Youth Support Group: 'Safespace' meetings will be held at Circular Congregational Church's new Education and Outreach Building (next to the church at 150 Meeting Street)l from 7:00pm to 8:30pm every Tuesday. For more information contact WeAreFamilyCharleston@hotmail.com.
NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner Hosts Hillary Clinton: The Charleston Branch of the NAACP hosts it annual Freedom Fund Banquet September 15.The guest speaker this year is Hillary Clinton. If you are interested in getting a ticket you may call the AFFA office (843)883-0343 or the NAACP directly: (843) 805-8030. Tickets are $100 per person -- $75 if you are a member of NAACP.
SC Pride Coming! September 14-24: From pageants to music to town hall meetings to the parade and festival to the picnic and more! The parade takes place in Columbia on Saturday at noon. The Pride Rally and Festival follow at Findlay Park. Hit this little gem of a website for more complete info...www.scpride.org.
That's all for now, but feel free to add information at your leisure!