Sunday, March 11, 2007

Everything is Everything in 2007...Take two

And the beat goes on...The more we post, it seems the more that needs to be posted. Therefore without wasting any space, let's get cracking.

Consortia Confusion

Sources have circulated unsubstantiated information that the structure known as Consortia Care will be changing as of April 1. Consortia Care was designed as a mechcanism to deliver direct services to HIV/AIDS clients. Including, medicines (ADAP), counseling, nutrition and education on managing this chronic infection. However, the program is slated to underego changes that haven't been clearly defined, especially to caseworkers whom seem broadsided and "out of the loop," on the happenings. Not to mention unsuspecting clients who have weathered the daunting services maze and are susceptible to change. This situation begs many questions such as: "Exactly where does the buck stop? Why is there an information black-out?,What happens after the proposed 6-12 month extension expires? Who is running things and got any guts to state what's really going on?" Meanwhile the community at large and other stakeholders either go uniformed, misinformed or dumbfounded about the impact involved in this action. If we can't get any answers, perhaps we need to call Anderson Cooper, so we can keep'em honest.

Networks A- Fire!: I was pleasantly suprised at the Action Alerts, Legislative Info, Links, Talking Points and general outrage that circulated across our in-box concerning, Senate Bill 959, the Foster Parent measure being proposed to trump the Arkansas Supreme Courts decision that gays pose no threat as foster parents. The bill was scheduled to be heard in the Public Health, Welfare committee on 3.7.07, yet when I checked the legislative website prior to this posting, the status of this bill wasn't noted. This quick action and networking is the type of grassroot activity that must continue to evolve in this state as we address issues directly affecting our community. We will be monitoring this bill long with SB 264 dealing with Hate Crime penalities and a HIV testing bill related to parolees. Keep those fingers reaching out and touching to inform and empower. Voice your opinions, call the Capitol, 501.682.2902 or go to: for information or check out our links.

Business AfterHours & You!: The first Business After Hours held at Sidetracks was not adequately supported due to a bounty of reasons including promoters with big ideas and little committment. Therefore, will be working to host the next event scheduled for April 12, 2007 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sidetracks. If your business is interested in participating contact us at This event is FREE and open to the GLBTQ community and beyond, featuring a cash bar, buffet and other suprises!

TEXT over and out: Can you hear me now? Well no, because those daily Text messages from The Factory nightclub promoting their events and specials have mysteriously become silent. Especially after sending a tirade text to us on 02.01.07 concerning a post which they deemed a "slam" to there sensabilities and a retort citing my inordinate appetite for alcoholic beverages.
Therefore, I've decided to take my spare change saved from paying for those text tidbits, and invest them in some stocks and bonds that will provide more of a return.

Ridin Hard in the Rock: Coming out of Chute 1 will be, Zia and Friends, April 7, at the DSRA clubhouse, Hoffman Road in Southwest Little Rock. Doors open: 8p.m. and showtime: 10:30p.m. Along with Zia D'Yor will be former Miss Gay Arkansas winner's, Vicki Valentine and Kamrin Mikaels featuring newcomer Katie Crochet. Door Donations and tips will benefit this years activities. Need More?...,Check out the DSRA Rodeo Hotline: 501.590.6755 for ticket info about Rodeo in the Rock, April 20-22, at the State Fairgrounds. Host hotel: La Quinta Inn & Suites/Downtown, 617 Broadway ( 501.374.9000 for reservations).

It's Coming...!!

Since the inception of our blogsite at, we realized that the next step would be to establish our brand and create an online identity that would emcompass all the pillars of our mission statement to inform, educate and entertain. The addition of a flagship website resulted in, which was to be a foundation to accentuate our 3 prong stratergy to facilitate a network and outreach to Arkansas's GLBTQ community and beyond. Within the next few weeks our pursuits will become a reality and we can't wait to share our exciting new resources with you. Stay tuned for more of what you've been looking for!!!
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