Thursday, July 31, 2008

Latest Ramblings on The L Word

Ok, I just want to complain about the series The L Word as it is wrapping up their show this next, only half a season in January. We have had some great get togethers for dinner and the show this past year with friends in our community here. And although the get-togethers will continue on, I will miss the complaining about "Jenny" and what a witch she is, even though she is pretty in an odd kind-of way.

A reader wrote into Curve Magazine complaining about how the writers give so much attention to The L Word show and they should write more about "real" lesbians in our communitites. Hmmm, I do not think our "real" dyke-a-drama is much different, EXCEPT, we make less money and do not look quite as "picture pretty". (all the make-up) And, as another reader wrote, they would like Curve to be like the 'lesbian cosmopolitan magazine'. I must say it is more like People with all the latest photo's of celeb's at the latest "Gay Gala's".

Island Dyke

Island GLBT Reading Resources

I finally took 15 minutes for myself to read the May issue of Curve. I am a little behind in my leisure reading from all the other activities in my life. However, even if I had all the time in the world, Curve is mailed out in "bulk mail" which means I get the issues after the fact due to it coming on a slow boat rather than "first class" airplane mail. This equates into reading advertising for past events, which leaves one feeling they 'really' missed out on the events even if it is in one's fantasy. And forget about reading the already passed horoscope of the month, unless it is just for kicks to see how well you did.

We have in the past, although that is limited and not available all the time, been able to purchase Curve at Saipan's Bestseller. I have found the resources for GLBT to be slim to nothing and one day I was discussing with Lori.... "Thank goodness for the internet", because I do not think we would still be here on this island if it weren't for the internet!

Island Dyke

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Guam GLBT Groups

Ok, I'm back.....out of hybernation from studies once again. Missed you all.

I found some info for Guam...seems some of my friends have been moving there or are planning to move there in the near future.

Now granted this list was last updated in 1995.....hmmmm....maybe not so accurate, however, give it a try.

The Gay and Lesbian Community of Guam (GLG)c/o Michael CruzP.O. Box 26920GMFBarrigada, GU 96921USA(671)649-9454Email: michae.cruz@kuentos.guam.netThe umbrella group for Guam's gays and lesbians.


Guam FriendsP.O. Box 1861Agana, Guam 96910A multi-racial, non-profit organization aimed chiefly at helping visitors discover "Gay Guam.

The link for these two references:


Yahoo Groups: "GLBTMarianas" at:


Island Dyke

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Guam, LA and Tinian rule Pride 2008

Revelers from Guam, Los Angeles and Tinian ruled the second annual CNMI LGBT Pride Dance Party last Wednesday at the premier party hub as they were voted to be the best dressed participant during the event.

Mike and Denny flew to Saipan from Guam and LA just to attend the Pride Party here on Saipan. The couple dressed as the Truth or Dare Madonna said the recently held party was the best Pride Party they have ever attended in a small town. “We had so much fun!” said the winning couple.

Another pair from Tinian, Chris and Jeff, also dressed up as Madonna’s Angels in her Erotica album in the 90’s. Saipan’s Linda Cullen won third place with her Vogue Madonna outfit. Despite the absence of some Saipan participants, five participants didn’t fail to show their best Madonna outfits and impersonation. Trends Salon’s Sunshine bested six other participants in the Madonna Lip Synch Contest. ASKS’ Sharmaine ranked second while Jaz of Trends Salon came in third.

For Saipan Grand Hotel’s Club V, Wednesday night was the best Wednesday night as another year of celebrating the Pride in the CNMI was once again a success. Over 150 partygoers made the slow Wednesday a night of dancing and revelry. The CNMI once again joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the pride.

This year's revelry celebrated the release of Madonna's newest album Hard Candy. The party gave away several raffle prizes including Madonna’s brand new album. Proceeds of the event went to Napu Life Foundation, a group that advocates HIV and AIDS awareness in the CNMI. Napu Life Foundation president Joaquin Sablan provided a brief speech about the group and its objectives for the year.DJ Tattinouk served as the guest disc jockey while Club V in-house band Remyx provided curtain music.

Non-profit groups Napu Life Foundation and RaveSaipan organized the event this year, in collaboration with Saipan Grand Hotel. Major sponsors were Traders Insurance, Carlsberg, Excel Insurance, Esolutions, Vargas Constructions, Cielo Jewelry, Genoveva's Hair Power, Labtech, Sun Palace Hotel, SaipanCell, Salon De Manila, and Wear-a-Marconi. (PR)
Review by : Marconi (Thanks honey!)