Plus, Thursday night, Sept. 22, is set aside to treasure the late Mark Much with a ‘Celebration of Style,’ hosted by Prohibition inside Resorts from 8pm–4am.
Location: Atlantic City – In Celebration of Family
Sometimes, we call each other family in the GLBT community.
That’s for a reason. We take care of each other.
In many instances GLBT community members have been rejected by their own families, and are lonely on a daily basis. While 25 percent of gay/bi men and more than 33 percent of gay/bi women have children, nearly nine out of 10 heterosexuals have kids.
Without the immediacy of children it becomes far easier to ignore extended family members who aren’t accepted or understood as they would like to be.
Suicide is four times more likely among GLBT youth.
Of course, many of us have warm, loving accepted families who are part of our daily lives. When we can, we share them too!!
Here’s an example of family helping family.
The Greater Atlantic City GLBT (Gay Lesbian Bi Transgendered) Alliance hosted a health fair at Scales Restaurant at Gardner’s Basin in Atlantic City onWednesday, Sept. 14, which preceded their second back-bay sunset cruise of the season.
The Alliance's Education Committee was responding to a spring membership survey indicating health related issues are of highest interest.
Kathryn Schilling, Atlanticare’s Director of Health Education and Outreach, was one of the participants, sponsoring Blood Pressure Testing, while promoting a healthier life style.
This was the first time a health fair was combined with the cruise and nd they seemed to flow together well. There is no place more comforting that the water’s edge for many. That’s probably why so many passed their blood pressure tests!
From Tom Carlucci, representing Riceplex Global Inc., I learned that converting brown rice to white rice extracts the bran. Bran is only eight percent of the kernel, but contains 65 percent of the nutrients. I left with a sample bag of Riceplex, and am trying my first cup now.
Arlene Blosch, of the Alzheimer’s Association of Delaware Valley/South Jersey, reminded us that Alzheimer’s is for everyone. It can affect any family, anytime, and they are there to help.
An upcoming walk for Alzheimers is being scheduled in Atlantic City.
It took me years to realize that my father was judging himself as harshly as he was me. His thought process was different. He was judging himself, his wife, their union and their way of raising children, fully questioning in his mind, “What did we do wrong?”
Now, due in large measure to the establishment of the Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance in 2009, and the foresight and ambitious marketing strategies of Resorts CEO Dennis Gomes (who recently created the first in-casino gay nightclub, Prohibition) and others, the GLBT community is officially back in “flow” mode.
This GLBT population consistently frequents areas/genres that cater to multiple orientations. They are not limited to the old definition, but are more so driven to openly enjoy themselves in environments that are mutually sensitive — and not offensive.
Plus the latest on the map of the Atlantic City Tourism District, DrewToonz takes on Snooki and the Situation (and the Jersey Shore), and the Album of the Week: Emmylou Harris' 'Hard Bargain'
With summer almost here promoters Bill Cradle and Keith Werner hosted an underwear and swimwear fashion show for the GLBT community this past Tuesday at Redding's on Pacific Avenue.
The Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance, the organization will launch a new Web site on Thursday, Oct. 1.
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