DAILY SPOTLIGHT

In the Darkness, came the Roar  by Heidi Hirsch This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. In 1969. the discrimination, the humiliation, and the arrests were met…

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Jun 28
2019
May 25
2019

A Life Well Lived by Heidi Hirsch Victor Jerome Banis was born May 25th, 1937. He passed away in February 2019. Wikipedia remembers him as a daring, pioneer of gay literature. I…

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Love Potion No. 9 by Heidi Hirsch In 1959 a single titled, Love Potion No. 9 was released by The Clovers. The song describes a man seeking help to find…

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Feb 13
2019
Dec 22
2018

Moments of 2018 2018 has been a year of change for our nation and our community.  Our diversity has brought us together and made us strong. We gathered, we roared,…

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I live with an old man  And he lives with an old lady. His name is Elijah.  Like most old men, he is proud, stubborn, belches, can silently stink up…

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Oct 21
2018
Jul 11
2018

A Deeply Personal Decision  We recently lost two well know celebrities — Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.  Rich, famous, trend-setters, jet-setters, loving families, children — they had everything! What else…

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The Greatest Show from Earth! Spring is a big Hollywood movie opening with a splashy, glamour, glittering premiere. Oh the anticipation, the excitement, the stars, the starlets with their mysterious escorts….

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May 8
2018
Mar 13
2018

Ordinary People Recently, I witnessed a miracle. I almost missed it because I was looking and hoping for a different outcome. What I realized is that miracles don’t often appear…

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A Tree Falls in Burbank This week a friendship went south, I was informed that an old colleague still harbored resentment towards me. I was the target of a strong…

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Jan 22
2018
Dec 15
2017

Well That Was Fun As we close 2017, it is time for my favorite ritual of the year. The Gratitude List (not necessarily in this order): • I won the…

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