Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Boomberang Wednesday

As this forum creates content to spin out to our loyal readers, so does content, observations, opinions and stuff come spinning back either positive or negative. COP 24/7 is all about the "give and take" from those who engage this site. I thoroughly encourage readers to share your thoughts and expressions on either the topics already posted or alert us to items that may have not been on our radar. Its a two way street that I've been throwing down for some time and will continue to do so until further notice. COP 24/7 is Arkansas' only daily updating on line portal for the LGBTQ community. According to our Live Traffic Feed we have readers from all points of the state including Star City, Texarkana, Pine Bluff, Cabot, North Little Rock, Ozark and Conway to name a few. With that in mind, if you live in these areas I would love to hear about what's going on in your neck of the woods. Send us photos, videos, links, commentary, opinions or creative works. COP 24/7 has proven its staying power and is seeking to be the "go to" site for the LGBTQ community. Come follow us, opt-in email, bookmark and by all means share your comments. Look for more video, links, podcast, interviews, contest, prizes and of course more of our coverage that is always On Point!  Now let's go get em...

Arkansas LGBTQ Annual Magazine Rises

A annual magazine featuring articles on LGBTQ health issues in Arkansas is in the initial stages of production for a June 2012 release. Under the auspices of The Living Affected Corporation and funded through a grant from the Healthy 20/20 Initiative of the Department of Health And Human Services, the project seeks to address a myriad of health issues relevant to the LGBTQ community from a culturally competent position. As a first of its kind, the magazine will tentatively focus on the birth to death "arc' of the lives of LGBTQ individuals and the impact of various health dilemmas including HIV and AIDS which also intersect with other social determinants such as poverty, stigma and aging. COP 24/7 Executive Producer, CM has signed on to assist with co-producing the effort and states that even though their are disparities within the health care realm, the project will be "hope" focused while celebrating living healthy lives and enjoying vibrant relationships. To begin the project the organization will be launching on World AIDS Day a naming contest for the magazine. Each submission will be highlighted on the Living Corporation Website ( ) where visitors will be allowed to vote on their favorite entry. The winning original submission will be awarded a prize package valued at $200 plus the creator will be spotlighted within the publication. All submissions must be forwarded to by January 15, 2012 and the selected name will be announced on February 7, 2012 as part National Black HIV Awareness Day. Rules and regulations will be posted to the website. Watch for more details and special updates on the LA Corp Facebook page and Twitter feeds. (photo: Paul C., W. Reid in attendance of NABWMT meet in Little Rock 10/11)

Winter Outreach in the City

A winter outreach to the less fortunate is being spearheaded by Penelope Poppers which has circulated an e-mail seeking provisions to offer those in need. The listing included gloves, gently worn coats, scarfs, socks ,ground coffee, coffee cups, any warm clothing (long sleeve shirts, pants, hats, etc) personal hygiene supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, etc),toilet paper, canned foods (we always use fruit, beans and tomatoes) and any other non perishable can goods are also requested. If you have any of these and would be willing to donate them, please call (Penelope) at 501-912-3780 or send an e-mail to and they will figure out a time to meet. Check out the website:

World AIDS Day 2011: Getting to Zero

Across the city and state their are a variety of activities in commemoration of World AIDS Day 2011. COP 24/7 has posted events throughout the past few weeks, but wanted to remind our readers of these possibles for your consideration:

Seventh Annual Arkansas HIV/AIDS Prevention and Awareness Symposium 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at Pulaski Tech College, 3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock, Arkansas, contact Linda C. at 501. 897- 5566 or

The Clinton Presidential Center presents the AIDS Quilt and The Reading of The Names Project will began 5:00pm November 30 thru December 1. Contact Tina Eoff at 501.748.0419 for volunteer opportunities and visitor services.

HIV Arkansas will also be holding a commemorative services in recognition of WAD in Fayettville at 7pm,  St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Parish Hall. Check out their link in our sidebar for more information on other projects and services offered.

UAPB and the HIV/AIDS  Peer Educators will celebrate World AIDS Day, 11am to 12:30 pm with the John McLinn Ross Theatre at the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center on the campus.

Miss Kitty's and The Saloon Arrive

The local nightlife will take another turn as Miss Kitty's and The Saloon kicks off with a private preview party Thursday evening starting at the New Six Ten ( 610 Center Street) venue and will move to a "soft opening" at the renovated club at 307 West Seventh. The club will go full tilt 9pm both Friday and Saturday with special entertainment from Montana Reed, drink specials, a "photo booth," DJ Anthony Griego and other offerings such as unannounced live entertainment throughout the weekend. Formerly the home of Off Center and Club Pulse, the new outlet floated its concept idea as "a little bit country and little bit rock and roll," ala Donnie and Marie fame. Club Manager Todd C, has been hard at work updating interiors and staffing while also maintaining other duties. This venture is also apart of the newly re-named north shore haunt "TraX" formerly called Sidetracks. COP 24/7 has been invited to be on the scene and will bring our readers all the skinny and behind the scenes mash up in our Friday post. You will not want to miss it.... I promise you wont!!!
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