The Thankful Edition
November 2016


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   Election Day is Tomorrow 11/8

No matter who you choose - make sure your voice is heard.
Below are the polling times in the Tri-State:

Ohio - 630am - 730pm - Information Online
Kentucky - 600am - 600pm - Information Online
Indiana - 600am - 600pm - Information Online
   Happy Thanksgiving

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia, and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.
The Greater Cincinnati Transgender Day of Remembrance is Sunday November 20th from 2-6pm. The event will be held at  Northern Kentucky University's Student Union building.  
Transportation will be provided for those in need.  
  The 2016 program will be broken into four parts. 
1- Interfaith Ceremony. 2:15-3:15 
2- Light refreshments 3:00 - 3:30  
3. Main Ceremony (reading of the names / speakers) 3:30-4:30
4. Reception banquet 4:30-6:00 (includes workshops on grieving)

The Listings Spotlight Member 
The Tri-State is extremely lucky to have our world renowned The Contemporary Arts Center.  The Chamber appreciates the support the CAC provides our LGBTQ Community!

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has served the local community for over 20 years!  Check out the latest edition
-  all-new for 2016/2017 and featuring a new design style and format!
Tri-State Leather/Rubber Pup Weekend
The Tri-State Leather/Rubber/Pup contest will be held at The Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati, 2 blocks from the host hotel, the Millennium. 

The annual OINK dance follows immediately after the contest. The contest will begin at 8pm and the dance will begin at 11pm.

KINK U will be conducting classes on Saturday afternoon from 11am-4pm at On Broadway Bar (817 Broadway Street - Downtown)

Gay Movie Night
Join ISQCCBE Empress XXV, Molly Mormen  and Emperor XXV Scot Fromeyer as they host the first Gay Movie Nights at Tillies Lounge. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:00 p.m. There will be a $5.00 admission at the door. Raffles, popcorn and soda will be available. Proceeds go to OutReels Cincinnati. Tell your friends, family and co-workers and join Molly and the ISQCCBE for a great night at the Movies!
This month's feature is "Latter Days".  Latter Days is a 2003 American romantic comedy-drama about the relationship between a closeted Mormon missionary and his openly gay neighbor.
  Wednesday - November 9th - 7pm
                                                                            Tillie's Lounge - Northside    
                                                                             Coming in December:  Breakfast with Scot 12/7 6pm
Planning for LGBTQ Individuals  
Chamber Members and friends are invited to attend a free estate planning seminar designed to educated the LGBTQ community as to how single people, married couples and unmarried couples can protect themselves and their families.  There are even many simple steps you can take for free to protect your assets. Bring your questions and get answers!

Exclusive Holiday Shopping Event 
Our friends at Toys R Us invite you to an exclusive holiday VIP Shopping Party for the LGBTQ Community of Cincinnati.  This one hour event will be held on Sunday, November 20th from 830 to 930pm. The store will be open specifically at this time for our community with snacks, activities, and free Raffles. Also reward members would be able to get a jump on some early Black Friday
Dress up in your best Gay Apparel

LOVEboldly welcomes you to join us in our Family Christmas Photo Shoot and Bazaar! This event will be held on two separate occasions - November 6th and 11th. These fun filled nights will include acoustic Christmas music by local artists, a chance to purchase your holiday home decor (wreaths, garland, centerpieces), a holiday cookie-decorating contest, and the chance to have your family photo made for your Christmas cards! We lovingly welcome all family types and will have a backdrop, props, and digital edits of your photo provided for a donation size of your choosing.

Come out and support the work of LOVEboldly,   a local nonprofit that empowers Christians, LGBT+ and same-sex attracted individuals to step towards loving one another boldly. Photoshoots offered for LGBT+ friends and families and straight families too (plus pets! - Covington location only) on a donation basis along with plenty of holiday fun!
Sunday, Nov. 6th (12:30 - 4 PM)
Echo Church - 1301 E. McMillan St. Cincinnati, OH
Join us to get your family Christmas photos and Christmas wreaths and garlands.

Friday, Nov. 11th (6 PM - 9 PM)
Trinity Episcopal Church - 326 Madison Ave, Covington, KY
Join us for a full Christmas bazaar, featuring family Christmas photos for LGBT+ families (and all other families too), as well as live holiday music, a Christmas cookie decorating contest, free hot cocoa, and Christmas wreaths, garlands, and Christmas decor for sale.

Hard Candy presents Tatianna
Daniel Cole presents  Hard Candy: Cincinnati  with Tatianna.


Fresh off of RuPaul's All Stars II, Tatianna is coming to Cincinnati and you won't want to miss her!

Thursday, December 8 - Meet & greet at 9 PM - Showtime at 10:00 PM

$20 General Admission - Table reservations available. ...
Due to venue size, tables and tickets are limited. Purchase yours at

Event is 21+
Tis the Season to Give
The best part of the holiday season is the chance to give and to know that you are making someone's life just a little brighter.  Here are a couple of great events to help you kick start your season of giving.
Toyland Show - Friday November 11th 8pm - The Cabaret (OTR)
Join ISQCCBE Emperor 12, Sam Clemons and Empress 12 & 21, Ginger Snap-Clemons and reigning Empress 25 Molly Mormen and Emperor XXV Scot Fromeyer as they host the Annual Toyland Show benefiting AVNK (AIDS Volunteers of N. Ky.) The Doors at The Cabaret will open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show will begin at 8:00 p.m. Along with your dollars, bring a toy and drop it in our Toy Box to be delivered to the children.
Teddy Bear Kick-Off - Saturday November 12th 10pm - On Broadway Bar (Downtown)
ISQCCBE Reign XXV is so excited to be teaming up with On Broadway Bar & Nightclub and helping with their Annual Teddy Bear Drive benefiting Camp Washington, United Church of Christ. Your hosts for the evening, Empress 22, Freeda Bangkok and Empress 23, Brett Alan (Petty Cash) will have a great night of entertainment as the ISQCCBE raises money for this great Church and the Community they serve. Come join and help these children have a wonderful holiday. Bring your teddy bear, too! These bears are given out to the Children's Hospital and other local organizations. All teddy bears for donation need to be new (with tags). Come early and enjoy the evening. The show will begin at 10:00 p.m.
  One Night Only Premiere

The ADHD Epidemic, A Challenge of Global Proportions

A documentary film by Linda Sanders, founder/CEO of Hope So Bright
& directed by award-winning filmmaker, Alessandro Beltrame

November 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

A one-night only film premiere at the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Mayerson Theatre, 108 W. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Tickets: $15.00 for adults / $8.00 for kids up to 18

 Tickets can be purchased for the Ohio premiere by clicking on this link at EVENTBRITE:

You can click on this VIMEO link to sign up, download, stream or rent the film:

All proceeds from this event will go to programs & services in Cincinnati
supporting children with ADHD

 Visit for more information

Cocktails for a Cause

Join Brooklyn Steele-Tate and the members of the ISQCCBE for an early evening cocktail at Tillies Lounge. This event will  benefit Heartland Trans Wellness as well as a toiletry drive benefiting Caracole, Inc. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. All tips from 6-8 p.m. are donated to the charity getting the proceeds from this event. There will also be raffle prizes given away. Bring your friends, neighbors, co-workers and family to this early evening event.
Thursday - November 17th - 6pm
Tillie's Lounge - Northside
Miss Leftovers Pageant 

Have you ever wondered what to do with all those leftover ThankSgiving desserts? The ISQCCBE will give away a Crown! That's right. It's the Annual Miss Leftovers Pageant at C & D Northside hosted by Emperor 21 Edward St. James. Lucky Ed and his judges get to taste these wonderful leftover goodies that our contestants present to them. Whoever has the best recipe, wins the crown! Sounds delicious and fun, right? Well come join the members of the ISQCCBE and join in on all of the fun. The pageant is on Saturday, November 26th at 10:00 p.m. and I'm sure C&D will have plenty of beverages available for you to wash down these delicious treats if you wish you try it! Come out and help the Court raise some money for Caracole, Inc.
Annual Wreath Auction and Brunch  

The ISQCCBE is once again hosting the Annual Wreath Auction and Brunch on Sunday, November 27th at Tillie's Lounge (Northside) from 11am-2pm. Brunch will be $5.00 per person. The event will be hosted by Emperor 21 Edward St. James and proceeds from the wreath auction will go to Caracole, Inc. There is a prize for the BEST Wreath. There are some beautiful wreaths each year and everyone on your holiday list could use a wreath, right? So, join the ISQCCBE for some delicious food and cocktails and mark off that one last gift you needed by purchasing a wreath.
PFLAG Cincinnati - Meetings  

PFLAG Cincinnati now hosts two meetings each month in two locations.
Second Tuesday monthly meetings start with a social period at 7:00 pm with the meeting from 7:30 to 9:30. They are held at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, 103 Wm. Howard Taft, Cincinnati 45219 . After announcements, introductions and the program, we break into small groups and share our stories.

Third Wednesday meetings are held from 7 to 9 pm at Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati 45230. We start with small groups followed by the program.     
PFLAG is the organization for parents, families, allies and LGBTQ people united for equality ---
PFLAG Cincinnati is a 501(c)3 organization and not affiliated with any religious or political group. 
Great Events Coming this Fall     

There are a lot of great events coming up later this fall in Cincinnati.  Be sure to add these to your online calendar now!

Want to add your upcoming event to the list?  email us and we'll add you to the next newsletter.  Newsletters publish on the first Monday of each month.


Join ISQCCBE Emperor XXV, Scot Fromeyer and Empress XXV, Molly Mormen for the first annual Red Tie/Red Dress Affair in honor of World AIDS Day. The event will be from 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m at The Belvedere (3900 Rose Hilll Ave, Cincinnati 45229).  There will be dinner, music, raffles and a show. Tickets are $30.00 each and all proceeds will benefit Caracole, Inc.
Caracole Holiday Tree Sale - Findlay Market - Weekends til Xmas
Buy that Christmas tree, wreath, or roping - or volunteer your time to help us sell!  This is one of Caracole's favorite fundraisers of the year!
Each December, Caracole has a Christmas Tree fundraiser at Findlay Market. We sell Fraser Firs, Scotch Pines, ropes of garland and wreaths! During this event, we have tons of volunteers prune, package, and help sell trees where all the proceeds benefit Caracole! 

Stop by the market house and purchase a tree (it benefits Caracole!) on one of the dates below OR volunteer with family and friends! (Santa Hats provided.) Email if you're interested in volunteering!

Friday: Nov 25th---9AM-4PM
Saturdays: Nov 26th, Dec 3rd, Dec 10th, Dec 17th---8AM-6PM
Sundays: Nov 27th, Dec 4th, Dec 11th, Dec 18th--10AM-4PM

Caracole is the HIV/AIDS service organization in Cincinnati. Our mission is to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in our community through housing, care, and prevention. We currently serve more than 1500 clients in the eight counties of southwest Ohio.
Mark your calendars for the best source of local holiday shopping! Renaissance Covington  presents the second annual Covington Night Bazaar on December 2nd and 3rd, 6-10pm. Don't miss out on this funky and free event featuring unique local artists, vendors, food, and a DJ.
Don't miss the second annual spectacular Kamikaze Pageant. Like nothing you have seen before. We need performers, painters, judges and pushers to make this event as successful as last year.

Blind folded face painters will create drag looks like you have never witnessed - and will never see again!  Molly Mormen is the featured guest performer.

Sunday, January 22nd from 6-9pm. The preshow starts at 6p.m. and you can paint a drag queen on stage with the wheel of misfortune before she calls her final number as the first Kamikaze Queen. Designer Jell-O shots. Raffles and laughs for all!
Below Zero Lounge - Dance... Dance... Dance!!!  
Proud Scholars 
What's Going on Tillie's Lounge
ISQCCBE Happenings
The Imperial Sovereign Queen City Court of the Buckeye Empire, Inc. (The Court) is a local, Cincinnati-based 501-(c)(3) incorporated non-profit organization. The Court's purpose is to raise fund for contribution to and in support of any and all charitable [minimum 501 (c)(3)] causes. The Court represents the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, allied communities, and all concerned in support of community functions.
Resource for LGBTQ Youth

GLSEN Greater Cincinnati hosts a weekly Youth Group meeting.  The GLSEN Youth Group is a safe and welcoming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their allies to gather. Each week the group explores a topic of interest to middle and high school-aged youth with an emphasis on LGBTQ issues. Youth group also includes weekly social time and a quarterly social outing or activity. GLSEN Youth Group relies on a series of youth generated ground rules to keep our space supportive and positive. We participate in days of action sponsored by GLSEN national and provide opportunities and resources for group members to organize actions in their school community, such as Day of Silence and Ally Week. - Click here for more details.

What's Happening in the Bars 

   901 Race Street - Downtown Cincinnati
   Facebook:  Bar 901

   Open daily 4pm - 11 pm
   Relaxing place to socialize plus drink specials

  701 Bakewell Street - Covington KY
  Facebook:  Bar 32

  Great Cocktails for All Walks of Life! Just a warm and friendly little
  neighborhood bar. Come in and relax

  1122 Walnut Street - Downtown Cincinnati
  Facebook:  Below Zero Lounge

  The Below Zero Lounge is an ultra plush martini lounge.  A
   selection of 100 vodkas.

  1714 Hanfield Street - Northside
  Facebook:  C&D Bar

  A longtime neighborhood bar in Northside.  Stop in and check out
 artwork on display from local artists

  1122 Walnut Street - Downtown Cincinnati
  Facebook:  The Cabaret

  The Queen City's Premiere Show Bar
  Shows every Friday and Saturday night at 11pm  -  Don't forget
  Tipsy Thursdays too!  

  901 Washington Street - Newport KY
  Facebook: The Crazy Fox Saloon

  Smokefree in NKY!  Neighborhood atmosphere featuring regular
  events like Drinking Liberally and Trivia Smackdown

  603 West Pete Rose Way - Downtown Cincinnati
  Facebook:  The Dock Complex

  Cincinnati's longest-running dance club!  3 complete bars, covered  
  smoking patio, patio lounge with volley ball court, best dance floor
  Dance until  4am!Showtimes after 11pm & 12:30am.

   404 W. Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011
   Facebook: The 404 Nightclub
Showcasing America's Music in the Heart of Covington's Historic District!  Open Friday and Saturday 5pm-1m.  Live music every Friday and Saturday 8pm-midnight. On the web at

   2401 Vine Street - Mt. Auburn (Near University Village)
   Facebook: Home Base Tavern

   Stop in once and Home Base Tavern  will become your new favorite
   neighborhood hangout!
    835 Main Street - Downtown
    Facebook: Main Event
   Tuesday Night Theater - Hosted by Bella Dolce with special guest
   performances each week. Dance floor opens at 11pm - dance until
   2:30pm. Show begins 12:15am.  No cover (with purchase). Ages 18+
 13 Old Street - Monroe
  Facebook:  Old Street Saloon

 Friendliest little bar up North!  Open Weds-Sat featuring Happy Hour 
 from 8-9pm. Karaoke on the 1st and 3rd Fridays; Drag shows Friday
 and Saturday Night.  4th Friday Drag Show by the ISQCCBE

  817 Broadway Street - Downtown Cincinnati
  Facebook:  On Broadway Bar

   A friendly place where old friends come to meet new friends &
  good   friends come to have fun. Come as you are, everyone is
  welcome.  Shows hosted by Tyese Rainz every Friday night

  643 Bakewell Street - Covington, KY
  Facebook:  Rosie's Tavern

  Covington's neighborhood tradition - great friends and great drinks
  Rosie's always has free pool, $6 domestic pitchers & $2 wells on
  Monday & KY Bourbon $5.50 a shot on Tuesdays


    428 Walnut, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
    Facebook:  Simon Says 
    One of Cincinnati's oldest gay bars "where everyone knows your    
    name!" Happy Hour everyday from 11am-8pm. Game Day beer
    specials.   Mon-Sat 11am - 2:30am; Sun 11am - 12midnight

  4042 Hamilton Avenue - Northside
  Facebook:  Tillie's Lounge

  Cincinnati's newest lounge features plush decor, intimate seating
 arrangements and a massive chandelier over a baby grand piano. 
 Live music on Saturday night; Karaoke on Sunday night.

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Cincinnati, OH 45250-1461



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