The GLBT Resource Center To Host An Evening With Author Keith Boykin

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 9, 2000 The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Resource Center and Boulder Pride will present author Keith Boykin on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Benson Earth Sciences Building, room 180, on the CU-Boulder campus. Boykin will speak on being black and gay in America. The presentation will be a highlight of LesBiGayTransQueer Awareness Month at CU. Organizers said the term “queer” has been added to the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender designations to identify people of all sexual orientations and gender expressions who don’t fit into the original categories. Once viewed as derogatory, “queer” now is used by GLBT activists as an inclusive term of identity. Boykin, who is the author of “One More River to Cross: Black and Gay in America,” will examine the issues of race and their impact upon sexual orientation, according to Beverly Tuel, director of the GLBT Resource Center. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Boykin was a special assistant to President Clinton, the highest-ranking openly gay person to be appointed to the White House. He then went on to serve for three years as the executive director of the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum, where he was the lead advocate for the interests of black lesbian and gay men nationwide.Boykin also is the author of “Respecting the Soul: Daily Reflections for Black Lesbians and Gays” and has appeared on Black Entertainment TV, CNN News, Fox News and NPR among others. The goal of this program is to create a connection between the GLBT, African American and other communities of color at CU-Boulder, according to Tuel. The hope is that the program will serve as a starting point for further dialogue and collaboration between the various groups. “Between the racism in the gay community and taboos against homosexuality in black communities, it can be hard for same gender-loving people of African decent to find acceptance,” Tuel explained. “This is a program for and about all of us, regardless of gender, race or sexuality.” The program is co-sponsored by CU’s Department of Housing, Student Organization Finance Office and the vice chancellor for student affairs. Additional support comes from the Cultural Unity Center, African-American advocacy committee, Bridges: An alliance for GLBT students of color, ethnic studies and others. The GLBT resource center has moved to a new location in Willard Hall, room 227, which now has a gathering space and greater access to resources. It offers visitors a lounge, a TV and VCR, reading materials and other resources. Fall semester hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (303) 492-1377, send e-mail to [email protected], or visit the Web site at http://www.colorado.edu/GLBTRC.last_img read more

New York transplant puts down roots with new Broadway Baker store

first_imgHomeBusinessNew York transplant puts down roots with new Broadway Baker store Jul. 11, 2019 at 7:40 amBusinessFeaturedFoodNewsNew York transplant puts down roots with new Broadway Baker storeMadeleine Pauker2 years agoAIDS charity Broadway CaresASPCAbrick-and-mortar bakeryBroadway BakerBroadway performerFounder Jim OsornoJim Osorno will be opening a storefront on Wilshire. (Unicorn Productions LA) A former Broadway performer is opening his first brick-and-mortar bakery in Wilmont at the end of August.Broadway Baker will serve its cookies, macaroons and Oprah-approved brownies at 1209 Wilshire Blvd. Founder Jim Osorno said his small-batch recipes are passed down from his parents and grandmother and use fresh, local ingredients.Osorno has been running Broadway Baker as an online shop for the past five years. While singing and dancing on Broadway, he used to bake cookies, bread and cake for opening night celebrations and dreamed of baking full-time.“The name Broadway Baker came to me because it’s the colliding of my two favorite worlds: baking and Broadway,” he said.Osorno said the bakery’s top-selling sweet is grandma’s mix-up bars, which is based on a recipe Osorno’s Grandma O used to make. They’re made with bittersweet chocolate chunks, coconut and crushed pecans drizzled with sweet cream atop a homemade graham cracker crust.Close behind is lemon raspberry shortbread, Osorno said. The bakery uses his grandmother’s shortbread recipe, infuses it with lemon zest and adds a dollop of organic raspberry preserves on top. Broadway Baker’s salted caramel brownies, which were featured in O Magazine in 2017, are also popular.After starting his business, Osorno relocated from New York City to Santa Monica, where he lives with his partner, Tom. He’s excited to serve the local community with a physical storefront, he said.“It’s always been the dream to have our own little place where we bake everything right there,” Osorno said. “It will be a completely open baking environment so everyone can see what’s happening, with smells wafting through the air. That was always the dream, to bake on the spot in front of people.”Broadway Baker’s goods also serve three charities that have personal importance to Osorno: CaringKind, an Alzheimer’s charity, the ASPCA and the AIDS charity Broadway Cares. A portion of every purchase is donated to the charities, he said.“When I was thinking up the idea of Broadway Baker, something I wanted to do right off the bat was to give back,” he said.The bakery’s fans have been eager to see the business expand. Three months ago, Osorno launched a GoFundMe campaign to cover the cost of kitchen equipment and interior renovations. Those who donated to the campaign get 15-25% discounts on baked goods for life. So far, Osorno has raised $8,288 from 68 people toward a $10,000 goal.“The support has been completely overwhelming,” he [email protected] :AIDS charity Broadway CaresASPCAbrick-and-mortar bakeryBroadway BakerBroadway performerFounder Jim Osornoshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentTemperatures expected to increase this weekendLOS ANGELES – Newer, smaller buildings may have limited CA quake damageYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more

Air Liquide signs contracts with BASF

first_imgLeveraging on five existing onsite production plants in the Antwerp basin, the contracts also include a 15-year agreement for the renewal of Air Liquide’s air gas supply to existing installations and provide additional oxygen to a new ethylene oxide plant to be built by BASF. In addition, Air Liquide will purchase part of the methane fraction generated during the BASF production process and valorise it as a feedstock in its hydrogen production plants at the site contributing to circular economy and reducing CO2 emissions by up to 15,000 tonnes per year on the Antwerp site.The French industrial gas giant will build the NRU to supply BASF with high purity gas to enable a more efficient production of MDI, an important chemical component that is used in house insulation, helping save energy in buildings and other applications.The new NRU is scheduled to be operational by mid-2021.Francois Jackow, Executive Vice-President and a member of the Executive Committee supervising activities in Europe, said, “The signature of these new contracts demonstrates Air Liquide’s extensive capabilities to develop innovative and sustainable solutions and to create value for its customers over the long term.”“It also reflects our commitment to support our customers meet the challenge of the energy transition in line with our Climate Objectives.”last_img read more

Smith hits back after Bruce calls for FA to punish Maupay

first_imgAston Villa boss Steve Bruce expects the Football Association to discipline Brentford goalscorer Neal Maupay after he avoided a red card to almost secure a famous win for the Bees – but Dean Smith insists Mile Jedinak also deserved to be punished.Jonathan Kodjia’s injury-time header rescued a deserved 2-2 draw for the hosts after Maupay’s brace looked like giving the Bees their first-ever victory at Villa.It was Kodjia’s second of the game but Bruce was angry Maupay was on the pitch to grab his second after an apparent first-half stamp on John McGinn went unpunished by referee Jon Moss.AdChoices广告Bruce said: “It (losing) would have been unjust. The disappointing thing for me was the boy stamped on John and he scored two. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook [/media-credit] Jonathan Kodjia rescued Villa at the death [/media-credit] Dean Smith’s side have started the season well Smith added: “I would have taken a point at half-time, we weren’t very good in the first half but we looked the more likely as the game went on. We missed big chances at 2-1 to put the game to bed.“The start has been very good, it could have been excellent.”center_img [/media-credit] The Bees battled hard and were so close to winning “It’s disappointing when he scored twice but I am sure they (the FA) will look at it.“The last thing I want to see is red cards but what you don’t want to see is the boy stamping on anyone.”But Brentford boss Smith felt Jedinak also had a lucky escape.Smith said: “If you remember the incident, Mile Jedniak fell over, got up and then smashed Neal in the back of the head so if they are looking at retrospective for Neal then we’ll do so for Jedinak.” See also:Last-gasp goal denies Brentford victory at Villa Parklast_img read more