Tag: GLAAS

GLAAS Zoom Meeting with Roberta Dunn, LGBT Activist

GLAAS member Roberta Dunn

Jo Ann Ellison On August 14, 2020, GLAAS member Roberta Dunn shared her experience as an LGBT-rights activist and transgender woman at a special members-only Zoom event. Roberta and her wife of 36 years moved to SaddleBrooke last year from Charlotte, N.C. She retired to Charlotte after a forty-year career in the computer/telecommunications industry. She…

GLAAS Zoom Seminar on Emerging Infectious Diseases and COVID-19

Robert (Bob) Jackson Gays, Lesbians and Allies at SaddleBrooke (GLAAS) board member, Bonnie Buntain, MS, DVM, presented a seminar entitled “Global Conditions Contributing to Emerging Zoonotic Pandemics including COVID-19” at a special members-only Zoom event on July 10. Bonnie is a world-class authority in this topic. She holds a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and is a…

GLAAS – It Just Gets Better and Better

Bonnie Buntain The mission of GLAAS (Gays, Lesbians, and Allies at SaddleBrooke) is to “use the power of community and camaraderie to celebrate the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight people.” 2019 was simply spectacular. During the past two years, they have grown from just over 100 members to 176 currently. Last year’s calendar was…

GLAAS special event – everyone is invited

Dr. Bobbi Lancaster to speak on transgender and human rights issues on Sept. 13. Photo by Jay Clary.

Bonnie Buntain Gays, Lesbians and Allies at SaddleBrooke (GLAAS) uses the power of community and camaraderie to celebrate the lives of gays, lesbians and allies at SaddleBrooke. Members and guests are invited to join us in the not-to-be-missed upcoming special event! Dr. Bobbi Lancaster will join us on Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the…

News from GLAAS

GLAAS members partied in April and May with two fabulous events: a reception at Absolutely Art and Gift Gallery on Oracle Road and a fabulous country western barbeque held at the home of Jo Ann Ellison and Barbara Starrett. Upcoming events during the sultry days of summer: June 14: Game Night and Potluck July 12:…

GLAAS members look forward to a busy 2019

Perry Shapiro moved to SaddleBrooke four years ago. Prior to moving, Perry owned and operated “Panache Hair Designs,” a salon in southern New Jersey for over 30 years (the famous Jersey Shore). Perry has always believed that one who receives much has a duty to “give back.” Perry served on the board of the South…

News from GLAAS

On November 9, Orville Bell gave a presentation on sexual identity. Orville is a resident of SaddleBrooke along with his husband, Joe. He is a member and former board member of GLAAS, with over forty years in the field of education. Orville has an impressive background in LGBT issues, including playing a key role in…

News from GLAAS upcoming events

  Upcoming Events October 12 Insights into the Supreme Court, Part Two: This lecture will focus on the Dredd Scott Decision and how it still impacts the Court’s thinking in all important civil rights cases. Discussion led by Jo Ann Ellison, a member of GLAAS and a retired attorney who practiced law in New York City…

News from GLAAS

Shellie Pierce At the July GLAAS meeting, Social Chair Shellie Pierce facilitated an interactive and, at times, emotional conversation on the topic of coming out as a professional. Shellie opened the program by sharing several relevant facts and statistics designed to initiate a discussion. For example, did you know that Arizona ranks near the bottom…

GLASS Club July meeting

  Bonnie Stutzman The upcoming GLAAS (Gays, Lesbians and Allies at SaddleBrooke) July 13 meeting will be facilitated by our social chair, Shellie Pierce at the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center. There will be a discussion regarding what it was like for gay members to come out professionally and how they handled their professional obligations during…