Issuing a sex panic over the last several years, National Geographic published a spate of articles with titles such as “Female Fish Develop ‘Testes’ in Gulf Dead Zone,” “Sex-Changing Chemicals Found in Potomac River,” “Mercury Poisoning Makes Birds Act Homosexual,” “Animals’ Sexual Changes Linked to Waste, Chemicals,” that connect pollution to the undermining of sexual differences.
Lesbian mom Jennifer Tyrrell learned April 10 that she would no longer be able to serve as a den leader of her son’s Cub Scout troop because of her sexual orientation.
Clay Aiken, season two runner up on “American Idol” and a contestant on “Celebrity Apprentice” shared his disdain about the Amendment One measure that will appear on the ballot on May 8.
ALFA held its annual volunteer awards reception on April 24 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 629 8th St. This was part of ALFA’s observance of National Volunteer Week.
Crape Myrtle Festival (CMF) held its annual host party on April 7 at the Ballentrae Hume home. This event enabled the organization to raise $24,000 with only $1,280 in expenses.
Emma’s Revolution will hold a Standing on the Side of Love anti-Amendment One and “Revolutions Per Minute” CD release concert on May 3, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wilmington, 4313 Lake Ave.
Time Out Youth will hold its “Platinum: Welcome Home Gala” on June 8, 7-10 p.m., at Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St.
Welcome back to your Carolina sports review! Here’s what has been going on the past month and what is coming up in the next month. Enjoy!
Let’s go merrily into May as a parade of planets bump, jostle and set their energies off into the stratosphere. Mars opposes Neptune. The Sun conjuncts Jupiter. Mars trines Pluto. Venus retrogrades and trines retrograde Saturn. Whew! There is a lot of energy seeking an outlet. What path will you choose?
A reader asks, “My ex just moved back to my area after being away for seven months! Not a call or a letter, nothing! Now, he wants to get back together. Don’t you think seven months is too long to keep someone hanging and expect them to get back together?”