TRIANGLE AREA GAY SCIENTISTS
PO Box 1137, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
...but safer to stay at home.
"This just in. The gay population is diverse. Who knew? Admittedly, before the Census Bureau released data from the 2010 Census I would never have guessed that Jacksonville, Florida has one of the biggest populations of gay parents in the U.S. About 32 percent of gay couples in Jacksonville are raising children – second in the nation. Who’s ahead of them? San Antonio, Texas reports that 34 percent of gay couples are raising kids. The data shows that gay couples in the South are more likely to be raising children than any other region of the country. Further, the data shows that black or Latino gay couples are twice as likely as whites to be raising children. Why?" - Chris Tymchuk, (2011) at The Gay Estate: Non-Traditional Families and the Law. http://www.thegayestate.com/census-out-youll-never-believe-reveals
Advances in the biology of flora and fauna are gravely jeopardizing the LGBTQIA community's previously secure status as unnatural and against nature. Canadian botanist/gardener Diana Beresford-Kroeger alerts us to unsuspected queer groves densely packed with enzymatic mischief. Parthenogenesis is apparently legal up north, at least for consenting lesbian trees. No male equivalent has been seen, though wildlife spotters may find a deviant couple or two in the gayby-boomng southland. Perhaps LGBTQIA folks can be good "sports" in the gardener's sense of mutant offshoots, and deviant enough to deserve a patent, or at least honorable mention in the 2020 Census, if census-takers can see the forest for the trees.
TAGSters thoroughly enjoyed the May potluck at Tony DeAngelo's home. He did a tasty kitchen buffet and a cookout on his new flagstone patio as we munched contentedly indoors. His home is a never-ending project which makes other homeowners look like underachievers. In June, George Alwon welcomes us to the mythic gardens of Rembert, deep in the heart of Raleigh for our potluck on Saturday, June 11, 2011. Arrive around 7:00 p.m. and we'll dine at 7:30 p.m. The map on the back of this newsletter will guide you, and George's phone number is included. In July, TAGS stays in Raleigh where John hosts on his cul-de-sac.
Meanwhile, all the good sports that ever there was will gather at George's together because it's the 2nd Saturday of the month, so re-root, reroute, and be there!
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