THESE FINE BUSINESSES CONGRATULATE OUR MEMBERS
ON OUR CONSTITUTIONAL WON RIGHT TO MARRY
The Triangle Connection encourages you to patronize these supporters and to thank them for their encouragement.
Some of our members have not been getting their E-Mail reminders of the Meet and Greets. If you do not have our address listed in your computers address book, the mail will not go through and it will end up in your trash/junk/spam file. If you have not been getting our E-Mails, check your address book. If then, it is still a problem, please drop us a line, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET AND GREET AT PLAZAOur first meeting at Plaza GUADALAJARA, was also a first for many of our members. Members that I spoke to reported they thought the food was fine and the prices were fair and service commendable. I have a feeling we may have made some Mexican food converts. I wish to thank the staff for doing a remarkable job in getting meals out in a timely fashion and making us feel very welcome. The 50/50 was won by a new member. Congratulations. I have a feeling they will be attending regularly.
GUADALAJARA Mexican Restaurant, Mt. Dora
Our food drive for Lake Cares again suffered due to lower than usual attendance which was weather related. I am sure that our very generous members will come through in October at Chef's Pantry in Mount Dora. I am so very proud of our group.
- CharlyCongratulations to everyone who worked on the very first Mount Dora Pride float. Turnout was tremendous with close to 50 marching and showing our colors. As I had stated on the Triangle web site, it was now the time to change hearts and minds. Displays like today’s can only strengthen our efforts.
Mount Dora Pride tee-shirts are still available for purchase. You can contact any one of the Pride committee members. They are: Bill Sievert, Bob and Jamie, Babs and Kathleen, Marla, Bill Opperman, Gloria Savannah-Austin, Dan O'Flaherty and Dale. Click on web site below. The Pride tee-shirts are also for sale at the WOW Factory in Mount Dora.
MOUNT DORA PRIDE TEE SHIRTS
Buy with Pride! Wear with Pride!
JOB WELL DONE!
Thanks to Pride Planning Committee members Babs D. and Kathleen W. (designed the logo), Dale G., Bill S., Bob D. and Jamie S., Pat W. (wonderful sashes), Dan O’., Bill O, and especially Marla M (lots and lots of beads). Thanks to Ken B. (web site designer), Timm B. and Stuart K. (donated the fabric), Gloria S. and Bob A. (designed and built the float). Everyone's dedication was focused, with their eyes always on the prize.
Heartfelt thanks also to all the unsung volunteers who made today possible. Today, we celebrated a true Independence Day.
I have received a few e-mails and had face to face encounters with group members, asking why our planned halloween contest was changed from The 1884 Restaurant to Chef’s Pantry. We had met with the folks at 1884 and thought we were all set for our meet and greet costume party. We then started getting e-mails asking that we change our plans to fit theirs. The list of changes included;
1. Using a limited menu so the kitchen could handle our crowd.
2. Having the costume contest start at 9:00 or 9:30 in order that their regular diners would be finished.
3. The costumes had to be ‘family friendly”.
Initially they wanted to have us do the party upstairs. We do not ever want to be segregated from the public. Our aim has always been to be seen and accepted by the general public. That cannot be achieved by putting us out of sight.
We have never been asked to have a limited menu to make it easy on the kitchen staff. Our previous meet and greets, at this very location, never had to have a limited menu. All of our members should have the right to choose what they want to eat. It should never be dictated by the kitchen.
We would not have our costumed members sitting around from 5:30 to 9:00 in order to be in the contest. This would mean that some of our members would be in costume for 4 or more hours. Unacceptable.
Family friendly? In the eight years we have had costume contests, we have never been told that our costumes were inappropriate or unsuitable for view by families.
When we pick a venue for our meet and greet, we look for a welcoming approach to our group, easy access for our less mobile members, fair pricing for food and drink and of course a good reputation for food and service. We did not feel at all welcomed by 1884 for this event. A change to a new venue was mandatory. None of us should ever have to accept anything but equality from restaurants or merchants.
Any concerns or questions please e-mail me.
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Our October Meet & Greet
& Halloween Costume Contest
will be on
Wednesday October 28th, 5:30pm at
The CHEF'S PANTRY
322 Alexander St, Mount Dora, Fl
(close to Pisces Rising)
Prizes will be given for the top three costumes.
Judges will be the staff of
The Chef's Pantry
Also, remember canned, boxed, dry food goods, paper goods also pet foods, etc. will be collected for Lake Cares.
And of course, there will be another exciting 50/50 drawing!
Our purpose is to bring good people together, and it all starts at our monthly Meet-and-Greets. Many of our terrific Triangle Area restaurants open their doors to us as we make new friends and reconnect with those whom we call family. Click on the calendar entry for more details.
Eat your heart out, Key West, we've got the deck at Pisces! Many of our members gather informally each Friday evening at Pisces Rising (click on the calendar entry for more details). Come raise a glass or two with our neighbors, gay and straight, young and--seasoned. The week doesn't end until Happy Hour at Pisces!
Breakfast groups meet Monday mornings at 9 a.m. at International House of Pancakes on Hwy 441 in Eustis and Thursday mornings at Geronimo's, 129 Juniper Way, in Tavares. Feel free to join us any time, rain or shine.
The Triangle Rainbow Sewing/Quilting group (aka "Stitch & Bitch") is hosted at Sew-Mini Things (click on the calendar entry for more details). Feel free to BYOB and a pot luck snack to share. Can't sew? That's ok. We can help you out. You don't sew but want to come with your partner and be social? You're still invited to participate. More info: Stuart & Timm, 352-483-0082; toll Free 888-238-6903. Website: www.sewminithings.com.
The new Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Colorguard is looking for musicians, flag twirlers, baton twirlers, Band Aides, sponsors and supporters! Get your Instruments Out of the Closet! For more info: www.cflsfband.org.
www.orlandogaychorus.org for a schedule. Or, contact Bob Smith-Trent at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
This group meets for coffee & free wi-fi on the 3rd Friday of each month from 7pm-10 pm at Starbucks located on US 27 in front of Lowes in Clermont (2 miles north of Hwy 192 & 35 miles south of SR 44 in Leesburg).
For More Information:
contact Larry: email@example.com
OVER THE RIVER
Volusia & Seminole counties' gay, lesbian, transgender, & straight supportive social group; meets twice a month. One event is on the 4th Sunday of every month and is usually held at La Hacienda Mexican Grill, 2260 South Volusia Ave, Orange City, 386-851-0966. To contact the group, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 407-928-8376.
RAINBOW FAMILY & FRIENDS
For activities of interest to LGBT people in The Villages, go to www.rainbowfamilyvillagesfl.org.
A Central Florida LGBT Golf League is forming. Here is an opportunity to meet other family golfer and make new friends. All levels of players welcome. The organizers would like to start out with a once a month golf outing; if the interest is there to play more often it will be arranged. The days will alternate between Saturdays and Sundays. If you are interested call Maryann at 352-516-8941 or e-mail email@example.com.
Horseback Riding: Anyone interested in organizing some outings? Register your interest by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rainbow Paddlers, Central Florida LGBT kayak paddlers: We explore our springs, rivers and coastal waterways at least monthly, often with rentals available. Novices welcome. For information on upcoming events, register at groups.yahoo.com/group/rainbowpaddlers.
Women's Golf League & Just Plain Golf: If you are interested in playing golf and would like to join a women's golf league at the Country Club of Mount Dora, call Heather Earnest at 325-735-7183 or email email@example.com.
Any men or women who would like to golf at any time, contact Glenna at 352-383-9189 or firstname.lastname@example.org