Tag: transgender

Philadelphia – LGBT Friendly City – Gender Neutral Restrooms

I’m proud to live in a city that has set its sites on becoming, “the most, LGBT-friendly city in the world and a leader on equality issues,…”

Excerpt from article in NBC10 Philadelphia on-line

Gender-Neutral Restrooms Become the Law

Philadelphia passes sweeping LGBT-friendly legislation that includes gender-neutral toilets

When Mayor Michael Nutter signed legislation Thursday to afford equal rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, he said he hoped Philadelphia would become “the most LGBT-friendly” city in the world.

One piece of that comprehnsive legislation will forever alter the restroom options in city-owned buildings.

The legislation requires that new or renovated city-owned buildings include gender-neutral bathrooms in addition to traditional men’s and women’s restrooms.

“It can be an awkward and embarrassing situation” for anyone who may “feel more like a woman, but can’t use the women’s room,” said Councilman Jim Kenney, the bill’s sponsor.

There is more to the bill than just a neutral place to relieve oneself. Nutter, city and state lawmakers and gay rights advocates said the legislation makes Philadelphia the first city in the U.S. to offer tax credits to companies that extend the same health care coverage to LGBT employees’ domestic partners and their children as they provide to heterosexual spouses and their children.

Officials said the legislation also makes Philadelphia the first city to offer businesses tax credits as a way to encourage providing transgender-specific health benefits.

“My goal is for Philadelphia to be one of, if not the most, LGBT-friendly cities in the world and a leader on equality issues,” said Nutter, adding that the signing struck a personal note because his friend, the late City Councilman John Anderson, was a gay man and a mentor who inspired him 30 years ago to pursue a life of public service.

In addition to the business tax incentives, Read More:

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/LGBT-Gender-Neutral-Restrooms-206932591.html

 

Ear Porn – Sex with Timaree Interview Dr. Susana Mayer Founder/Host The Erotic Literary Salon

Please listen to the interview/discussion I had with Timaree, she is a most delightful sexologist who has a wonderful website. This is what she wrote about the interview –

EAR PORN: DR. SUSANA MAYER AND THE EROTIC LITERARY SALON

erotic literary salon

In most cities, there are open mics where people can workshop their latest creations in front of a live audience, whether they be singer-songwriters or stand up comics.

But what if your art is penning sultry tales of people getting it on? Or what if you just want to chill in the unpretentious swank of an absinthe bar while  hearing lusty stories read by interesting strangers?

You’ll be delighted to learn that you’ve got options. For five years Dr. Susana Mayer has hosted the Erotic Literary Salon, an event she founded not knowing if anyone would have the chutzpah to stand up and let an audience into their private fantasies.

Read more at URL below and for link to interview:

http://sexwithtimaree.com/2013/05/15/ear-porn-dr-susana-mayer-and-the-erotic-literary-salon/#comment-3272

FREE – Unofficial Movie Trailer – Fifty Shades of Grey – Bach’s Adagio

Next Tuesday come celebrate the Erotic Literary Salon’s 5th anniversary, May 21st. Free copy of SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013 will be given away, plus some special entertainment – Fusion Flamenco dancing by Irene Reinke.

Please watch this brief wonderful trailer; with Bach’s famous “Adagio from Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, BWV 974” in the background in cannot be bad. Trailer 2 1/2 minutes and an extra video of Van Anh playing the entire concerto, only 4 1/2 minutes.

1/2 Price Tickets – Bootycandy – The Wilma Theater, It’s My Party: The Women and Comedy Project – 1812 Productions – Plays and Players

Philly Fun Savers offering 1/2 price tickets to Bootycandy and It’s My Party. I shall be attending Bootycandy on Wednesday and It’s My Party on Thursday, join me. 1/2 price tickets are being offered for other days as well. Full price tickets are available through the individual theaters.

The meetup Passports to Pleasure will be meeting in the lobby 1/2 hour before the show. This is a group that attends the Erotic Literary Salon monthly and offers a lot of other wonderful events. http://www.meetup.com/PassportToPleasure/events/115937462/

It’s My Party: The Women and Comedy Project

A world premiere comedy from “Philadelphia’s reigning comic queen.” (American Theatre Magazine)

It’s My Party: The Women and Comedy Project is the culmination of two years of research, a dozen workshops, and nearly a hundred interviews with women from all walks of life—exploring, and exposing, the role of comedy in women’s lives. This comedy extravaganza features seven of Philadelphia’s funniest actresses and a script by Jennifer Childs in a one-of-a-kind theatrical event. http://www.playsandplayers.org

Bootycandy

Behind a tall church pulpit, a fire-and-brimstone preacher delivers a shocking sermon to his congregation. On the tropical sands of a deserted island, two lesbians come together. And at the home of a young boy, Sutter, a mother scolds him for reading Jackie Collins romance novels. This is just a taste of playwright Robert O’Hara’s wildly imaginative anthology of sassy lessons in sex ed, a kaleidoscope of sketches that interconnect to portray growing up gay and African-American. With variety-show vivacity, outrageous humor, and real heart and soul, it tests how we talk about human desire and racial stereotypes at home, in church, and on the corner. Shantay! Sashay! https://wilmatheater.org

http://www.phillyfunguide.com/page/Funsavers_2013