Tag: GLAAS

Transgender: A matter of being

Orville Bell and Barbara Starrett Understanding, accepting and welcoming a transgender member of our society is much more than haggling over bathrooms, as is the concern in some of America’s communities. To be transgender is to acknowledge one’s self; it is a natural condition of humanity; it is a commitment to being – as with…

Major Civil Rights Groups to speak at SaddleBrooke

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Alice Frier As our country transitions from Obama to Trump, what can the LGBT community and other minority groups expect? SaddleBrooke’s own GLAAS Club, (Gays, Lesbians and Allies at SaddleBrooke), is presenting a thought-provoking panel discussion which will focus on the challenges the new administration may pose to the civil rights of vulnerable communities. Panelists…

GLAAS elects 2017 officers

2017 GLAAS officers: Orville Bell, Barbara Starrett, Bo Nanna, Sandy Wagoner

Sandy Wagoner The members of GLAAS voted at their recent annual meeting to elect the following officers: Sandy Wagoner, president, Orville Bell, vice president, Bo Nanna, secretary and Barbara Starrett, treasurer. Changes of some wording in the by-laws were also voted on. In February we will have a members only event and in March we…

Why I joined GLAAS

Diane Clary In this world where things are becoming more and more digitized and less and less personalized I’ve noticed that hate seems to be an emotion that is spreading rapidly. I know this is not new, people have always been taught how to hate those who don’t mirror their beliefs; however, just as many,…

GLAAS Club upcoming events

The GLAAS Club activity committee has planned several exciting events to take us to the end of 2016. On Monday, October 24 we will begin at the Bocce Ball Courts at 4:30 p.m. for some friendly rounds of this old Italian game. This will be followed by a potluck on the Tennis Patio at 5:30…

GLAAS gets underway for 2016-2017

GLAAS members partake of fabulous food.

Jo Ann Ellison GLAAS (Gays, Lesbians, and Allies at SaddleBrooke), held a spring fling at the home of Orville Bell and Joseph Panessidi. The food was fantastic, the conversation stimulating and the weather cooperated — What more could you want? GLAAS is busy planning its 2016-2017 calendar. If you want more information, or to get…

GLAAS announces its 2016 board

The 2016 Board of Directors

On Monday, March 14 GLAAS (Gays Lesbians and Allies at SaddleBrooke) held its annual Election Event at the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center. GLAAS is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors: Sandy Wagoner, president, Orville Bell, vice president, Renee Nanna, secretary and Barbara Starrett, treasurer. GLAAS thanked its outgoing Board headed by Sandy McNabb…

GLAAS sponsors panel on religion and the LGBT community

For its Winter Event, GLAAS (Gays, Lesbians and Allies at SaddleBrooke) invited several religious leaders of the SaddleBrooke and Catalina communities to a panel discussion to share the positions of their respective religions and congregations towards the lesbian, gay and transgender communities. The representatives of the various religions were as follows: Fr. Greg Wiest, C.…

A Rabbi, a priest and two ministers walk into a room…

Sandy Wagoner There have been many positive changes in the LGBT community in the past few years. Laws regarding same sex marriage have been changed and society is becoming more accepting of these loving relationships. Many churches have begun to change their views, also. GLAAS is excited to present a thought-provoking panel discussion titled “Welcoming…

News for GLAAS

Jo Ann Ellison GLAAS (Gays, Lesbians, and Allies at SaddleBrooke), held its third annual meeting on April 20 on the beautiful SaddleBrooke One tennis patio. New leaders were elected, pizza was served and there was a screening of Kissing Jessica Stein kicking off the first GLAAS Movie Night. New President Sandy McNabb wants to increase the…