Anyone who is involved in the LGBTQ community can tell you June is a busy month, especially this past June. Not only was it LGBTQ Pride month, which ushered in a month full of Pride festivals, parades and parties; but it also began with the inaugural Red Shirt Pride Days which gave way to the three-year mark of the Pulse tragedy and concluded with the 50th anniversary of The Stonewall Inn riots and WorldPride in New York. I didn’t make it to WorldPride, but many LGBTQ Central Floridians did and, from what I saw on social media, they represented us all proudly. While watching parts of the all-day parade online I couldn’t help but wonder what life was like 50 years ago. With the cheers of millions of people in the streets of New York in the background, I pulled out my phone and Googled “1969.” 1969 was quite a year. There were several huge events that I think most people know about: The Apollo 11 landing on the moon, Woodstock hosting what would become the most … [Read more...] about 07.11.19 Central Florida Bureau Chief’s Desk
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DES MOINES—The man knows how to make an entrance. During his opening swing through Iowa after declaring his candidacy for president, at his very first campaign stop inside a bustling brew pub here south of downtown, John Hickenlooper arrives to find a crowd of more than 100 voters buzzing about the latest applicant to join the strangest job-interviewing process on Earth. Bending his lanky, 6-foot, 1-inch frame to fit through the crowded doorway of the events room, all eyes on the White House hopeful, the celestial nature of his moment shatters with the pint glass meeting the concrete floor just a few feet away.Story Continued Below It spawns something of a Zapruder film debate: Some attendees say they saw Hickenlooper fumble the glass, others insist he bumped into the man who dropped it, while the candidate himself swears he had nothing to with the accident. Whatever the real explanation, it’s less compelling than what happens next. Hickenlooper instinctively kneels and … [Read more...] about John Hickenlooper Is Running for President As Himself. Uh-oh.
Calendar Saturday, February 9, 2019, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Arts & Exhibits TODAY, Feb. 9 ADVERTISING ART IN LEILANI Where: Leilani Community Pavilion, 13-3441 Moku St., Leilani Estates When: 9 a.m. today Details: Artists will gather together to share their art. The event was designed to offer locally made and grown items that make wonderful gifts for Valentine’s Day. It’s a family-friendly event, with a playground available for the keiki. Contact: Ann Kalber, 989-3789, [email protected] HAWAII WOOD GUILD 33RD INVITATIONAL SHOW Where: Isaacs Art Center, 65-1268 Kawaihae Road, Waimea When: Regular center hours through Feb. 23 Details: Show can be viewed Tuesday through Saturday and features 18 Big Island master artisans of wood, with 51 entries. Meet the Artist each Saturday during the show, with artists present to answer questions. Contact: Marcus Castaing, 987-8177, [email protected] “GLOBAL METAPHYSICS OF ABSTRACTION … [Read more...] about Calendar for February 9