Saturday, October 30, 2010

Do: Halloween Events 2010

Haunted House
Graveyard Haunted House at the Bassett Place Mall from Rio Grande Adelante. The Haunted House is open Friday and Saturday 6-10 p.m. and Sunday 2-10 p.m.

Live Music
The lineup: Rumspringa (el paso, tx), Bully Eliot (el paso, tx) and The Strangler Fig (my band from el paso, tx. Info: Show starts at 9:30 p.m. at Black Market and since it is Halloween, the bands will be doing covers in addition to original tunes. Costume encouraged and 21+. Door: free with costumes, $2 without.

Corn Maze
Mesilla Valley Maza all you can carry, $10. Stock up! Visit Mesilla Valley Maze Oct. 30 & 31 and get your Halloween pumpkins - as many as you can carry for only $10! Great deal!

Theatre
The Fregoli Project is an experimental theatre project brought to you by the Border Theatre Group at GlasBox, 1500 Texas Ave., $7 door, event starts at 7 p.m., last show at midnight.

Community Calendar
Click here to visit the El Paso Times, 5 Things to do this weekend.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Win a Quintero's Tailgate Party!

Upload pictures of your tailgate to the 92.3 the Fox Facebook page to qualify to win a Quintero’s Meat Company tailgate…including a box of patties & hotdogs. Winners are automatically registered to win a barbeque grill Friday, November 5th, as Double Trouble & Quintero’s announce our winner during our party for the last home game of the season…from Quintero’s Meat Company, 4413 Durazno Street and 92.3 The FOX!

1/2 Off: Mar y Sol



Purchase 1/2 gift certificates for Mar y Sol on 923thefox.com! Click here to buy, print and then enjoy 1/2 off your meal! Mar y Sol is located in the same shopping center as RIPE Eatery on 910 E Redd Rd.

10.29.10: Today's Show

Today on The Lisa D Show at noon we will promote as many Halloween events as we can - if you want to get in on the action to promote your event call 915.880.4376 or email thelisadshow@gmail.com and we'll add the info to the show blog.

For our first interview, we'll talk to two members of the Border Theatre Troupe to promote The Fregoli Project. Click here to buy tickets.

Then we'll talk to Adrian from "Anthony & the Nite Liters", a Las Cruces band playing this weekend.

And we'll talk to Farrokh Reza Farrokhnia about the Black Market show he's helping produce this Sunday. The lineup: Rumspringa (el paso, tx), Bully Eliot (el paso, tx) and The Strangler Fig (my band from el paso, tx. Info: Show starts at 9:30 p.m. and since it is Halloween, the bands will be doing covers in addition to original tunes. Costume encouraged and 21+. Door: free with costumes, $2 without.

And we're giving away 4 tickets to the Graveyard Haunted House at the Bassett Place Mall from Rio Grande Adelante. The Haunted House is open Friday and Saturday 6-10 p.m. and Sunday 2-10 p.m.

Tune into the show at Talk Radio KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Lunch: This Friday The Tacoholics will be at Entravision, 11-2



The Tacoholics Taco Truck will be at the Entravision Communications parking lot this Friday, 11 A - 2 P. Menu:
Tacos: $1.50 each or 4 for $6
Sirloin/Carne Asada
South Texan: Sirloin, Queso Fresco, Grilled Onions
Korean BBQ/Bulgogi: Marinated Sirloin, Asian Vinaigrette Slaw
Chicken Chimichurri
Cactus/Nopalitos: Cactus, Jalapenos, Tomato, and Onions; all grilled and topped with Queso Fresco

$2 each or 4 for $8
Chipotle BBQ Shrimp

Quesadillas: $2.50 Plain or $3.50 with Meat
All quesadillas are made with Asadero cheese and flour tortillas

Mexican Philly Sandwich: $6
6” Hoagie Roll, Sirloin, Long Green Chile, Onions, Mushrooms, Asadero Cheese, A-1 Cream Sauce

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Art Party: MARTKET



Thursday, October 28, 7pm - 11pm
Loftlight Studio
315 S. El Paso Street
El Paso, TX
COME MEET, MINGLE, SELL AND BUY ARTWORK AT THE ART MARKET! FEATURING ARTWORKS BY EMERGING ARTISTS AT EXCLUSIVE PRICES, THE EVENT WILL BE A RARE GATHERING OF OUR NETWORK OF ARTISTS, COLLECTORS AND ART ENTHUSIASTS.

$5 cover

BRING YOUR BOTTLE OF WINE(BYOB).......lets keep it classy. Its about the art....not the partying. :)

10.28.10: Shamaley Chime n Rhyme Week #1 Winners

Today there was a tie for the winners of this week's Shamaley Chime n Rhyme contest; I Feel Good and Rides, Rides, Baby. Below are the links to the both videos.

Click here to watch I Feel Good

Click here to watch Rides, Rides, Baby

Be sure to visit Shamaley Chime n Rhyme on Facebook and Like your favorite videos. The top three "Liked" videos will go to a panel of voters next Wednesday and another lucky person will win $250, or maybe two lucky winners if there is a TIE!

Visit www.Shamaley.com to enter the contest, it's as easy as 1-2-3.

Shamaley Ford GMC Chime n Rhyme Rules
•Must be 18
•Upload :90 video
•Use of any of these words: Shamaley, Ford, Buick, or GMC.
•Fill out entry form at http://shamaley.com

10.27.10: Today's Show

Today on The Lisa D Show at noon we'll start the show with Chris Benoit from the Paso Del Norte Civil Rights Project. Benoit will be on the air promoting tonight's fundraiser, Rise For Your Rights: A Concert Fundraiser for PDNCRP. Info: Thursday, October 28 · 5:30pm - 11:30pm, Music and performers from jazz to indie to break dancers and a bunch in between. Please help us promote this exciting event by sharing the news with your friends, neighbors, co-workers, students, and all the other music-lovers and civil-rights-supporters in your life.

Then we'll hear from our good friend Ruben Zavala about his favorite video games and more importantly what interviews he will feature on his radio show this Saturday.

Next we'll hear from this week's winner of the Shamaley Chime n Rhyme Contest - they are $250 richer, are in the running for $2,500 and you can be just like them. Visit www.shamaley.com to enter!

Last, we'll promote an exciting and scary event! El Paso Museum of History Presents
Museum Ghost Month, “Special Ghost Hunts in the Museum”, Friday, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The hunt on October 29th will feature Chris Medina of G.H.O.S.T. of El Paso. Chris will share experiences of other historic sites in and around the city and will lead the investigation for the museum. All three tours will have audience participation. Program fee for the 29th hunts will be $5 for members/$10 for non-members. These programs are open to all ages. For more information, call Sue Taylor at 351-3588 or email at taylorsl@elpasotexas.gov.

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tonight: Community Meeting on Border Issues

Who: City Representative Steve Ortega, District 7 – Eastridge/MidValley

What: Hosting a community meeting on Border Issues

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 @ 5 p.m.

Where: Judge Marquez Library, 610 N. Yarbrough

This month’s guest speakers are Sheriff Richard Wiles, Dr. Kathleen Staudt with UTEP’s Political Science Department, attorney Carlos Spector, and reporter Pedro Villagrana. This month’s guest speakers will answer questions from the community on border issues that they deal with on a regular basis.

10.27.10: Today's Show

Hi Everyone! I missed you very much and I am thrilled to be back on the air. Thank you to all the guest hosts that kept you all entertained and in touch with topics that matter to you!

Today on The Lisa D Show at noon we'll start the show at 12:15 p.m. as the station will be simulcasting the Moody v. Margo debate live from UTEP. Click here for more information on the debate. You can see the debate live at UTEP's Union Cinema 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Our first guest is Chantel Crews, president of the El Paso Bar Association. Chantel will join us to promote the El Paso Bar Association's second annual Access to Justice Fair, where any El Pasoan can get FREE legal advice with local lawyers and legal aid groups about issues ranging from consumer/finance law to family law to
probate (wills, power of attorney) to criminal law and much more. The event is this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the EPCC Valle Verde Campus. For more info call 915.585.5100.

Then we'll talk to Community Scholars Executive Director Sofia Larkin about this Friday night's Monsters Ball! Community Scholars' annual fundraiser, the event ensures the organization can continue its mission of developing the next set of future ethical regional leaders. Tickets are $65 and may be purchased by visiting www.communityscholars.org.

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Shamaley Chime & Rhyme Contest



Win!
Chime n Rhyme Contest: Sing a song w “Shamaley Ford” 4 your chance 2 win $250, & up to $2,500. Visit www.Shamaley.com for details.

Vote!
Vote on your favorite video for Shamaley Ford GMC’s Chime N Rhyme contest. Every Wednesday, the top 3 jingles with the most likes will go to a panel for voting. A winner will be announced every Thursday and win $250. Visit Facebook.com/shamaley.ford or Facebook.com/shamaley.GMC

Enter!
Shamaley Ford GMC Chime n Rhyme Rules
•Must be 18
•Upload :90 video
•Use of any of these words: Shamaley, Ford, Buick, or GMC.
•Fill out entry form at http://shamaley.com

Click here to see my favorite video this week! We'll interview the weekly winner on The Lisa D Show!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

10.25.10 & 10.26.10: Guest Hosts

Monday and Tuesday on "The Lisa D Show" at noon we have some very exciting guest hosts lined up just for you! Maya Sanchez will host Monday and Danny Steel will host Tuesday.

Thank you everyone for tuning in and continuing to support the show, it's great to have fans like you!

Be sure to tune in from noon-1p.m. MST at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. If you've got an event to promote or something to say, call 915-880-4376.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Lunch: This Friday The Tacoholics will be at Entravision, 11-2



The Tacoholics Taco Truck will be at the Entravision Communications parking lot this Friday, 11 A - 2 P. Menu:
Tacos: $1.50 each or 4 for $6.00
Sirloin/Carne Asada
South Texan: Sirloin, Queso Fresco, Grilled Onions
Korean BBQ/Bulgogi: Marinated Sirloin, Asian Vinaigrette Slaw
Chicken Chimichurri
Cactus/Nopalitos: Cactus, Jalapenos, Tomato, and Onions; all grilled and topped with Queso Fresco

$2.00 each or 4 for $8.00
Chipotle BBQ Shrimp

Quesadillas: $2.50 Plain or $3.50 with Meat
All quesadillas are made with Asadero cheese and flour tortillas

Mexican Philly Sandwich: $6.00
6” Hoagie Roll, Sirloin, Long Green Chile, Onions, Mushrooms, Asadero Cheese, A-1 Cream Sauce

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

10.21.10 & 10.22.10: Guest Hosts

Thursday and Friday on "The Lisa D Show" at noon we have some very exciting guest hosts lined up just for you! Marina Monsisvais and Valerie Munoz will guest host the show and will fill the hours with interesting interviews with the planners and organizers of some very exciting events happening in town this weekend.

Be sure to tune in from noon-1p.m. MST at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. If you've got an event to promote or something to say, call 915-880-4376.

Lunch: The Drifter is at Entravision this Thursday



The Drifter food truck will be at 5426 N. Mesa this Thursday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., parked outside of Entravision Studios across from Charlotte's on N. Mesa. Below is the menu, all sandwiches include a side. Bring cash and your appetite.

Lunch Menu
Pear and Brie Panini. 6$
Mozzarella, fresh pear, honey, Brie
Caprese Grilled Cheese. $6
Mozzarella, tomato, pesto
Pulled pork $6
Roast pork, piƱa slaw, BBQ sauce
Banh Mi. $8
Steak, veggies, hoisin sauce
Turkey Pesto Panini. $8
Turkey, pesto, provolone, tomato

Sides
Pasta Salad
Polenta
Chips

10.20.10: Today's Show

Today on The Lisa D Show at noon we'll start the show with Representative Joe Moody, we're discussing his stance on the domestic partnership coverage for City employees. On the Nov. 2 ballot is the choice to support or vote against the initiative to only cover married couples on the City's health insurance. The language is flipped around so that voters might be confused - they might accidentally vote for it when they mean to vote against it. We'll talk with Moody about the language used on ballots, his stance on the partnership coverage and why you should NOT support the initiative.

Also, we're hoping, hoping, hoping for the Drifter to park outside our building this Thursday and bring us all lunch, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Let's work together to make that happen!

Then we'll talk about something that you need to make time for, a sunset drive from El Paso to Mesilla on Highway 28 to the Fountain Theatre.

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tonight: Debate

Make time to attend tonight's Coronado High School Candidate Debate between Dee Margo and Joe Moody. CHS Theatre, 6:00 p.m. Be there or be ☐!

10.19.10: Today's Show

Today on The Lisa D Show at noon we'll start the show with information on how your candidates will vote in the Nov. 2 election. Which candidates are supporting domestic partnership coverage for City employees? Do you know and if not, where do you find out voter information like that?

Today live in the studio we'll interview Jessy Castaneda about her coming out story. We've been telling coming out stories on The Lisa D Show this month in honor of national coming out month. We'll also talk about the recent viral phenom known as "It gets Better". Started by sex columnist Dan Savage the New York Times reports ... "Some say the videos also represent an important moment for the gay rights movement. The sharing of coming-out stories has long been a tool of solidarity among gays as “a way to say that we understand each other because we had to come out under fire or because we struggled with it,” Mr. Sprinkle said.

Click here to view It gets Better videos.

Also this weekend is the AIDS Walk El Paso on Saturday, October 23, at Memorial Park 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will talk with event organizer David Peralta-Torres about AIDS in El Paso. Info: There are currently 1,670 confirmed cases of HIV/AIDS in the El Paso Region. It is estimated that 25% more cases have not yet been reported because many people are still not getting tested. “It is critical that our testing numbers increase in the El Paso Community in order for us to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Getting tested not only helps in reducing the statistics, but also ensures that if someone is infected, they can receive the treatment they need to live a long healthy life” said David Peralta-Torres, HIV Education Prevention Specialist. AIDS Walk El Paso has been used as a vehicle to help raise awareness and support for local non-profits like International AIDS Empowerment & AIDS Project El Paso who assist in prevention, education and support services for members of the community affected with HIV/AIDS. Both organizations rely heavily on monetary and in-kind donations for the services they provide. For information on how to sponsor, pledge, walk or form a team for AIDS Walk El Paso 2010 please visit www.internationalaids.org or for more information on the HIV Prevention Program visit: http://www.elpasotexas.gov/health/education.asp


Then we'll talk about something totally worth your time, a sunset drive to Mesilla on Highway 28 to the Fountain Theatre.

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Monday, October 18, 2010

10.18.10: Today's Show

Today on The Lisa D Show at noon we'll start the show with an interview with Chris Babcock for a little news analysis and opinions on news that should matter to you.

Then we'll talk to Deborah Chaney, Lynx Exhibits Education Director about an exciting new show, Cracking the Code: Human DNA. Info: Have you ever wondered what you have in common with a mouse? Do you think about what affects growth and aging? Get answers and experience the amazing world of human DNA by visiting Cracking the Code: Human DNA, at Lynx Exhibits, 300 W. San Antonio Downtown, Sept. 18, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011.

Also, make plans this weekend to attend the Newman Park Annual Pumpkin Patch & Carving event at 10:30 a.m. Arts, crafts and fun!

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Friday, October 15, 2010

10.15.10: Today's Show

Today on The Lisa D Show at noon we'll start the show with Ernie Hernandez from Ardovino's Desert Crossing about some very exciting events this weekend at ADC - the last Farmer's Market and Brunch and Barks.

Also, we'll be eating tacos LIVE ON THE Air, from the Tacoholics truck which will be parked in the Entravision parking lot (5426 N. Mesa) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tacos are $1.50 and the most delicious in the world.

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

10.13.10: Today's Show

Today on The Lisa D Show at noon, Jaime Abeytia will host the show while I am at Biz Tech. Come see me at booth #208.

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Do: 2010 Hate Crimes Vigil

This candelight vigil will be held tomorrow night at the Gazebo in Madeline Park (at the corner of Kern and Cincinnati). This event is presented and sponsored in part by: The District Attorney's Office, The El Paso Sheriff's Office, KHRO 1150AM, The City of El Paso (particularly: Susie Byrd and Ann Morgan Lilly), The El Paso Police Department, Rio Grande Adelante, PFLAG El Paso, The NAACP, and The Center Against Family Violence.

The program will begin at 7 pm with a FREE showing of "The Laramie Project" at the Fellini Film Cafe. "The Laramie Project" is a documentary based on the play that highlights the life, death and aftermath of Matthew Shepard. The Vigil will be immediately following, from 8:45pm and will focus on those who have died from Hate Crimes. This annual event is held in October in memory of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., two men who's lives where cut short because of bigotry. The Vigil will be hosted by Chief Deputy Sheriff Sylvia Aguilar. Other speakers include Commissioner Veronica Escobar, City Rep. Lily and Byrd, representatives from the District Attorney's Office, and representatives from local law enforcement agencies and the Center Against Family Violence. The candlelight vigil will be until 10pm and a video will highlight the somber importance of recognizing "Hate Crimes" and the 1st anniversary of the Federal "Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act".

10.12.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon on KHRO 1150 AM we're going talk with our good friend and news junkie Chris Babcock about hate crimes, Paladino on the The Today Show and covering "gay" news. (That's right, we can say "gay" news or "queer" news.)

Then we're going to talk to Terrie Todd, the executive director of the Amigo Airsho about some of the exciting and new things coming to the 29th Annual Amigo Airsho this weekend.

Also, if you're looking to win tickets to this weekend's Amigo Airsho be sure to Friend or Fan 92.3 the Fox and Talk Radio 1150 on Facebook for your chance to win a Family 4-Pack to the Amigo Airsho. We're posting one trivia question everyday, and the first person to post the correct answer wins! Good luck and see you at the Airsho!

Next we'll be sure to let you know about a very exciting food event this Friday happening at Entravision Communications!

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Win a Family 4-Pack to the Amigo Airsho



Friend or Fan 92.3 the Fox and Talk Radio 1150 on Facebook for your chance to win a Family 4-Pack to the Amigo Airsho. We're posting one trivia question everyday, and the first person to post the correct answer wins! Good luck and see you at the Airsho!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Do: 2010 Hate Crimes Vigil

This candelight vigil will be held tomorrow night at the Gazebo in Madeline Park (at the corner of Kern and Cincinnati). This event is presented and sponsored in part by: The District Attorney's Office, The El Paso Sheriff's Office, KHRO 1150AM, The City of El Paso (particularly: Susie Byrd and Ann Morgan Lilly), The El Paso Police Department, Rio Grande Adelante, PFLAG El Paso, The NAACP, and The Center Against Family Violence.

The program will begin at 7 pm with a FREE showing of "The Laramie Project" at the Fellini Film Cafe. "The Laramie Project" is a documentary based on the play that highlights the life, death and aftermath of Matthew Shepard. The Vigil will be immediately following, from 8:45pm and will focus on those who have died from Hate Crimes. This annual event is held in October in memory of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., two men who's lives where cut short because of bigotry. The Vigil will be hosted by Chief Deputy Sheriff Sylvia Aguilar. Other speakers include Commissioner Veronica Escobar, City Rep. Lily and Byrd, representatives from the District Attorney's Office, and representatives from local law enforcement agencies and the Center Against Family Violence. The candlelight vigil will be until 10pm and a video will highlight the somber importance of recognizing "Hate Crimes" and the 1st anniversary of the Federal "Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act".

Van English's Sermon: Coming Out: A New Covenant With God

This photo of Van and I was taken today in front of the KHRO radio studios after his interview where we celebrated the 18th anniversary of his coming out on National Coming Out Day. Below is the transcript from the sermon Van delivered yesterday at the Metropolitan Community Church in El Paso.

Coming Out: A New Covenant With God
by Van English on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 10:15am

Good morning, happy Sunday, and thank you all for being with us this morning as we demonstrate and celebrate God’s love for all people at Metropolitan Community Church of El Paso!

I’m grateful to see so many members and friends, and especially to have so many visitors with us. I’m Van English, a member of the Board of Servants here at MCC El Paso, delivering today’s message in the absence of our senior pastor Reverend Kati Houts, who is in the process of moving her partner Melanie to El Paso from their former home in Florida.

Today is a significant day in many ways for MCC Worldwide, our denomination:

* It’s Anniversary Sunday or Fellowship Sunday, commemorating the founding of MCC on October 6, 1968, in the living room of Reverend Troy Perry in Huntingdon Beach, California.
* It’s the eve of National Coming Out Day, founded in 1988 by activists Jean O’Leary and Rob Eichberg, and now celebrated around the world every year on October 11.
* And finally, it’s also the anniversary of the acts of violence that began on the evening of October 6, 1998, inflicted against a young college man named Matthew Shepard, who died on October 12.
* Oh, and one more thing, which is rather fun: Today is 10/10/10—a sort of magical numerological event, a trinity of numbers, if you will.

All in all, this is a day to commemorate, contemplate, and above all celebrate, because this truly is a day our God has made just for us, and we do rejoice in it. Amen.

In this morning’s scriptures, we have examples of people who were diseased, distorted, unattractive, not "normal." They were ashamed. They appealed to Jesus, who healed them and gave them the courage to face others. I am particularly struck by the one man--the "outsider," the Samaritan—the only one out of ten who came back to Jesus and thanked him. Jesus told the lepers to go and show themselves to the priests. They had to get the priests’ approval that they were now "clean" versus "unclean" and be able to re-enter the society/synagogue and temple. So what of this Samaritan? He was an outsider anyway! Cleansed of leprosy, he was still a Samaritan. He does not go and show himself to a priest (or does he?); rather, he comes back to Jesus—whom he considered his high priest--to give thanks.

This man practiced the graceful art of giving back: Jesus gave the Samaritan the miraculous gift of healing. The Samaritan’s simple act of going back and saying “thank you” was in turn a gift back to Jesus.

More about Samaritans is found earlier in Luke, in Chapter 10, verses 25-29, where we have the parable of the Good Samaritan. In the Gospel of Luke, the parable is introduced by a question:

A certain lawyer stood up and tested Jesus, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

Jesus said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read it?"

The lawyer answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Jesus said to him, "You have answered correctly. Do this, and you will live."

But the lawyer, desiring to justify himself, asked Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?"

Jesus then replied with a story: "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. By chance a certain priest was going down that way. When he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. In the same way a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw the man, passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the half-dead man was. When he saw him, he was moved with compassion, came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. He set the man on his own animal, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, as the Samaritan departed, he took out two silver coins, and gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, 'Take care of this man. Whatever you spend beyond this, I will repay you when I return.' Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?"

The lawyer said, "He who showed mercy on him."

Then Jesus said to him, "Then you go and do likewise."

There are several things we can connect with here:

* Whose approval do we really need? That of human-appointed or -elected authority figures? Our own? Each other’s? God’s?
* Saying “thanks” is part of our healing. It leads to a fuller, richer life—the healing of the body-mind-spirit, which are all undeniably connected.
* Living authentically involves living a life of gratitude. Who ultimately gives us our healing and deserves the ultimate gratitude? God!
* Showing mercy and compassion in the most powerful way is also part of our healing and of our living out and proud, without sacrificing our own needs or identities, and without expecting anything in return.

People need to hear us acknowledging and thanking God as the source of our healing and our life. Our thanksgiving is another witness of our faith. This is key to the concept of coming out.

In the scripture from Kings, someone is asked to do something very simple in return for being healed, yet he is resistant. God invites us to do the simple thing to find healing. It's so simple to say “thanks,” yet we keep looking for something more complicated and we miss this simple direction towards our full healing and authentic living.

How does this apply to coming out? Our personal true self is a gift from God. At first, what ever that truth is might feel like a disease or a burden, because it doesn't look like the gifts others have. So we turn to God and ask for healing. God heals us; i.e., God gives us the courage to face others who seem more "normal" to us, to exhibit our true selves. We can honor God by giving our thanks and praise, bringing the gift full circle. When we do that publicly—even to one or a few others—we are coming out.

The need to be "out and proud" about whatever we're withholding is not for the other people in the world; it's for our own well being. Keeping secrets about ourselves because we believe we are somehow "less-than" is damaging to our self identity and to our ability to contribute to society. In a society where the very essence of who people are is often questioned, dismissed, attacked, and invalidated by others, the process of coming out is, in fact, about not being all that different from others. Indeed, coming out is about the psychological wellness of each and every one of us, and it’s also about the psychological wellness of our entire society.

I invite you to look into the eyes of any human being, whether you know that person well or not. Look that person in the eye and take a moment to be present with him or her. You will each know that you were created just as you were by the same God, each one slightly different from the next, but both essentially the same. Looking into the other person’s eyes, connect with the soul. Unless you have no humanity, all the "differences" of this existence we call life will disappear, and you will be at one with each other. You will experience what some faith traditions express as “Namaste”—the essence of two people connecting with each other’s God-given divinity.

This whole thing about coming out has been blown way out of proportion. Yes, I, the gay homosexual said that! What I mean is that coming out is such a simple thing—rather like the Samaritan or the guy in Kings saying “thanks.” Coming out is nothing more than telling the truth—what ever that truth is—and it is about way more than one’s sexuality.

There are many, many things we can come out about. For example, I’ve been out about my sexuality for 18 years, as of tomorrow. (Yes, I came out on National Coming Out Day and I didn’t even know such a thing existed!) Just recently, I’ve begun to come out about other things—such as being bullied when I was a child in school. You might have seen me talking about this on the 10 o’clock news the other night. As Job 7:11 says, “I will not stay silent” about this any longer!

We have to give others the language we want them to use about us, or they will make up their own language, which might not be accurate. For example, we have straight people in our church—a growing number here at MCC of El Paso, and many, many others in our 250 congregations around the world. If they don’t come out about being straight, others might presume they’re gay just because they’re members of MCC. Just imagine the possible conversations that can come from that! Just imagine all the things straight people can come out about—things that have nothing at all to do with their own sexuality.

Every conversation, every question from someone you encounter, presents an opportunity for you to come out powerfully and confidently. For example, weekend before last I went back to my college alma mater for a fraternity reunion. One of the things my fraternity requires of its pledges is that they obtain every active brother’s interview, plus as many alumni interviews as possible. So on Saturday morning at the fraternity house, I was surrounded by college freshmen wanting my interview. At one time, I gave a group interview to about 20 of them. They asked some pretty routine questions at first and then came, “Are you married and do you have children?” This was an opportunity! I could have said simply “no” or I could latch onto a real opportunity to either get my tail whipped or do a bit of educating. I took a breath and I looked all of them in the eyes. I said, well, this is not going to be a short answer. I am in a long-term, committed, monogamous domestic partnership with another man. We’ve been together a little over 11 years. We have one son with four legs.” They all wrote furiously and suddenly one of them looked up from his paper at me and said, “That’s cool.” And the rest of them nodded in agreement. I made that trip with my former roommate and best friend Robin, who is also a member of my fraternity and who is also gay. He had similar experiences with the pledge interviews. Later that day, we went to the football game (yes, I went to a football game and understood most of it). Rain started pouring in buckets and we were soaked. Robin and I walked back to the fraternity house in the rain, where we found that most of our brothers were smarter than us and had stayed back to watch the game on TV. So we walked in to rounds of laughter and cameras flashing—the two gay guys sopping wet. In a minute, one of the young guys said, “Y’all come with me. I’ll give y’all some clean towels and I might even have some tee shirts.” That night, there was a big party at the fraternity house with lots of loud dance music. With reckless abandon, I danced and so did Robin. At about the same time, we noticed that other guys were dancing all around us—as if gender and sexuality didn’t matter. And really, it doesn’t, does it?

Troy Perry, the founder of our denomination, had many things to come out about. He was a preacher in the Pentecostal tradition. He was married to a woman. He had children. Yet, he knew in his heart that he was a gay man. He struggled with that for many years until he reached the point of suicide. God spoke to him and healed him and Troy Perry found the strength to keep on living and to come out of that closet, which had become a tomb for him. He came out even farther by putting an ad in the gay paper in Los Angeles, listing his home address, advertising the start of a new church for gay people. And on that first Sunday, there were 12 who gathered in his living room. I’m so glad Troy Perry came out—aren’t you?

Last Sunday, David and I had the pleasure of hearing Troy Perry preach at the MCC in Abilene, and let me tell you, it was worth every inch of the 458 miles we drove to get there. In that sermon, Reverend Perry told us he’d recently come out about something else. As founder and former moderator of MCC, Troy has been entertained at the White House three times, the first two by Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Recently, he was invited to go there a third time, by President Obama. But this time, he didn’t say “yes” right away. Instead, he came out and said, “I don’t mean to be disrespectful, but I’ve been to the White House before, and neither time was my partner invited to come with me, so I don’t think I can come this time without him.” And guess what the response was: “Oh, Reverend Perry, yes, your partner is invited.” See, Reverend Perry is nearly 70 years old, and he’s still finding things to come out about! And he’s still getting positive results, just by speaking his truth. What other well-known people can you think of who have come out and are coming out, and who are creating positive results for themselves and others?

Let me digress for just a minute and say something about Abilene, Texas, where we heard Troy Perry preach last weekend. We’re talking about a city of 115,000 people, with a major Baptist university, a major Methodist university, and a major Church of Christ university. And in the middle of all that sits the headquarters of MCC Worldwide and one of the most successful and diverse MCC congregations—Exodus MCC, which last weekend celebrated its 30th anniversary. Their congregation is packed with straight people and children of all ages! So never again do I want to hear the excuse, “Well, this is El Paso.” If Abilene can do what it’s done, El Paso certainly can! And will!

I look forward to the day when coming out is no big deal at all, when all the barriers are down and everyone just gets to live in truth and harmony, without judgment. I think that’s what God intended and the reason God sent Jesus as an example of how it ought to be.

Until then, though, the world still needs to hear us come out as people of faith! Come out with your story of what God has done for you! Come out with your story of amazing grace. Come out today, come out tomorrow, and keep on coming out every day as we give God thanks and praise for healing, for hope, for promise, and for a future. Amen!

Sharing of the Peace

Since this is such a special day in our church, I’d like to do something just a tad different with this time we call the Sharing of the Peace. The original tagline for National Coming Out Day was a very simple invitation: "Take your next step." Depending on where you are in your own personal process, the whole enchilada might seem too big, and it’s easier to take things a bite at a time. What can you come out about? What new truth can you tell? I invite you during the Sharing of the Peace to share briefly with someone else what your next step will be.

(Special thanks to Reverend Troy Perry, Judith Johnson, David McGurk, Honey Ward, Michael King, and Reverend Colleen Darraugh for suggestions, ideas, excerpts, and feedback as I prepared this sermon.)

10.11.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon on KHRO 1150 AM we're going talk to several board members from the Women's Fund of El Paso, www.womensfundofelpaso.org, about this week's Power of the Purse on Thursday at Union Depot. The event is focused on: Supporting the educational advancement and leadership development of single mothers and other women, the Women's Fund of El Paso will hold its signature POWER OF THE PURSE fundraiser on October 14, 2010 at The Union Depot in downtown El Paso.

Then we'll talk to Van English, live in the studio, about National Coming out Month and his personal experience with coming out to his friends and family as a gay man. English sits on the board of the Rio Grande Adelante and is an advocate for LGBT rights in El Paso.

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Do: Donate your Facebook status

Human Rights Campaign: With 10 days until National Coming Out Day, donate your Facebook status to show your support and spread a message of equality to your friends and family. Last year, your courage to come out for equality sparked countless heartfelt conversations and helped generate about 2.64 million news feed stories.

My Status: Lisa Degliantoni is a straight ally and National Coming Out Day is tomorrow. I'm coming out for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality because it's 2010 and more than 14,000 service members have been discharged from the military under the failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. Donate your status and join me by clicking here: http://apps.facebook.com/humanrightscampaign/ncod10_status.php?rid=109879&rsource=stream.

Donate your status

Lisa Degliantoni is a straight ally and National Coming Out Day is tomorrow. I'm coming out for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality because it's 2010 and more than 14,000 servicemembers have been discharged from the military under the failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. Donate your status and join me by clicking here: http://apps.facebook.com/humanrightscampaign/ncod10_status.php?rid=109879&rsource=stream.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

10.8.10: Today's Show



Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon on KHRO 1150 AM we're going to have a fantastic show. We'll start with a quick interview with a representative from Nash Patio & Garden on their Pumpkin Carving Workshop taking place this weekend. New to carving? Looking for tips? You can pick up your pumpkin and learn how to do it right!

Saturday, October 9 · 11:00am - 3:00pm
Nash Patio & Garden - 150 E Sunset Rd El Paso, TX 79922
For more info please call 915.760.6080

Also, Chalk the Block starts tonight! Downtown streets are closed off, tons of artists are busy making chalk art, food vendors are busy cooking and the Hand of Man is ready to smash cars. Be sure to check the schedule of events at www.chalktheblock.org.

Next we'll feature a live in-studio interview with City Council Representative Steve Ortego, known in close circles at Steve-O. He'll be in the studio to talk about my favorite subject, food and how you can get more of it! Apparently Food Trolleys are coming to Downtown SOON and we're going to learn all about this exciting endeavor!

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Win a ticket to operate the 'Hand of Man' at Chalk the Block



Just send an e-mail to webdesk@elpasotimes.com with your name and phone number. The El Paso Times will notify the winners Friday afternoon.

Click here to see the full schedule of events for Chalk the Block.

Cupcakes and Beer - Halloween Edition!




Calling All Groovy Ghouls – Next to Nuevo is Bringing You Another Cupcakes and Beer Celebration!

09.20.10 – Next to Nuevo invites you to join us for a “ghoulishly good time” at our Cupcakes and Beer event on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Hope and Anchor, 4012, N. Mesa from 5p to 7p. We’re going to transform the Hope and Anchor patio in to a costume shop, chock full o’ cool things for you and yours to trick or treat in. At the Nex...t to Nuevo “Groovy Ghouls” costume shop, you’ll find the perfect Halloween costume, from a super-hero to a clown, we’ve got you covered. If you already have your costume and are just looking for the “perfect little black dress”, we will have specially picked racks of cool black clothing items. So, come on down, and donate 10 of your unwanted purses, picture frames, or books, and we’ll give you a warm fuzzy feeling, a ghoulishly good time at Hope and Anchor, and a delicious cupcake made with love. Cash Bar available for your beer drinking pleasure, really cupcakes and a beer – it doesn’t get any better than that!

Groovy Ghouls Event Information:
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010
Time: 5p to 7p
Place: Hope and Anchor, 4012 N. Mesa
Admission: 10 donation items – knick knacks, clothes, books, dishes, toasters, purses, etc…

Next to Nuevo is the Center Against Family Violence’s (CAFV) latest social enterprise venture and is located at 960 Chelsea Rd. Visit Next Nuevo to see the treasure you’ll discover! A very special “Thank You” to our friends Dana Smith and Hope and Anchor for making giving back to our community so tasty and fun.

CAFV’s mission is to provide hope for those affected by domestic violence and create a safer and healthier El Paso community. “With Hope Become Mighty.”

For more information regarding this event, and to arrange interviews, please contact Cesar Campa at 915. 593.1000 ext. 406 or via email at ccampa@cafv.org.

10.7.10: Today's Show



Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon MST on KHRO 1150 AM we'll interview muralist and artist Werk. Werk's murals are in various locations around El Paso, the one pictured above is on Copia by the train overpass in Central. Born and raised in El Paso, Werk was recently commissioned to paint the South El Paso Street Bridge, his largest project to date. He'll be live in the studio today discussing upcoming projects, murals of El Paso and more.

Also, Biz Tech is less than a week away, buy your tickets today at 566-4066. We'll talk to a Biz Tech representative today about what vendors will be present at the annual convention. Biz Tech is 10.13.10 at the El Paso Convention Center.

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

EAT: Tacoholics Mobile Truck



Today on The Lisa D Show we tried the tacos from Tacoholics Mobile Truck, pictured here, and everyone agrees that the tacos are delicious. We are working on getting them to come here every Friday, for like a Friday Taco party at noon. We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, look for Tacoholics on Facebook and Twitter and support this exciting new food endeavor in El Paso!

UTEP Library Lecture Series featuring Dagoberto Gilb

Wed, 6 Oct, 2010 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Award-winning writer Dagoberto Gilb will be the first author featured in the Friends of the UTEP Library Lecture Series. A nationally prominent writer, this event will also launch the membership drive for the Friends of the UTEP Library. Seating will be reserved for members and the event is open to the general public.

Location: Tomas Rivera Conference Center
Union Building - East
UTEP Campus

Click here for more information on Dagoberto Gilb

10.6.10: Today's Show



Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon MST on KHRO 1150 AM we'll interview the chefs from Tacoholics Mobile Truck. Serving up delicious, freshly cooked tacos, this mobile truck is the latest addition to the culinary world. We'll interview Chef Jessie about his exciting new endeavor, we'll taste a few tacos and explore the menu and we'll let you know how you can track them down and dine at their cart.

Also, we'll talk to Mia Cortez about an upcoming fundraiser that has all the ladies talking - Power of the Purse! Info: Supporting the educational advancement and leadership development of single mothers and other women, the Women's Fund of El Paso will hold its signature POWER OF THE PURSE fundraiser on October 14, 2010 at The Union Depot in downtown El Paso.

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

10.5.10: Today's show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon MST on KHRO 1150 AM we'll interview the members of a new Gay sports league coming to El Paso! Christine Baxley, coach of the Red Snappers - LGBT Softball Team & Board Member of Rio Grande Adelante, Inc. and Veronica Camacho, coordinator of the LGBT Basketball Tournament & Board Member of Rio Grande Adelante, Inc.

Christine and Veronica will discuss this new league and several other LGBT events happening in El Paso this month, like the Hate Crimes Vigil.

Info: Rio Grande Adelante, Inc., in collaboration with several other local government entities and agencies (including 1150 am), is hosting a "Hate Crimes Vigil" on Tuesday the 12th of October at Madeline Park (at the corner of Kern and Cincinnati). The vigil will be at 9:00pm following a showing of the Laramie Project at the Fellini Film Cafe. The Laramie Project is a documentary based on the play that highlights the life, death and aftermath of Matthew Shepard. This movie and the play documents the events that surround the murder of Matthew Shepard.

The Vigil will be at 9:00pm and will be hosted by Chief Deputy Sheriff Sylvia Aguilar. Other speakers include Commissioner Veronica Escobar, City Rep. Lily and Byrd, representatives from the District Attorney's Office, and representatives from the El Paso Police Department. The candlelight vigil will be until 10pm and a video will highlight the somber importance of recognizing "Hate Crimes" and the 1st anniversary of the Federal "Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act".

Also we'll recap yesterday's interview with Hara Estroff Marano on bullying and how to foster the coping skills to defend against bullies; sense of humor and assertiveness are the key!

e into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

10.5.10: EPISD Bully Workshop

Parent Workshop on Bullying Today at Mesita

Tuesday, October 5th at 6:00 p.m.

Bullying Workshop features bestselling author and national speaker, John Linney. The presentation will follow a 5-minute PTA General Meeting.

Did you know that by 5th grade, 91% of students identify bullying as their No. 1 concern. Every day, 160,000 students stay home due to fear.

In this dynamic and interactive workshop, parents will: 1) Better notice and understand bullying; 2) Understand the impact of bullying on both emotional and academic success; 3) Improve listening and effective communication strategies; 4) Learn practical strategies to help your child whether they are the target, aggressor or bystander; and 5) Learn how to partner with you school as an ally against bullying.

Please contact Stephanie Otero at frank.otero@att.net to RSVP

Monday, October 4, 2010

10.4.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon MST on KHRO 1150 AM we'll interview Representative Joe Pickett about the community-wide literacy project "Book-in-a-Bag". Info: Local volunteers and community leaders will read to 5,000 first grader in their classrooms and speak them about the importance of sharing.

Then we'll move on to an interview with author and editor Hara Estroff Marano. A previous guest on this show, Marano penned the book “A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting” where she attempts to ward parents off raising wimping, weak, whiny kids.

Our interview today will focus on Tyler Clementi's suicide after he was "outed" on the Internet kissing another man in his dorm room. Marano will discuss the aspects of Clementi's suicide that parents can learn from. How do you protect your children against bullying and how do you raise children who have the ability to fend off criticism from peers.

To learn more about this book and Marano’s writing, visit www.anationofwimps.com.

Tune in from 1 - 2 p.m. on KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show from www.talkradio1150.com. Call the show @ 915.880.4376.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tonight: Spotlight 2010



Saturday, October 2
6 - 9:30 pm
UTEP's Magoffin Auditorium
UTEP Women's Studies presents Spotlight


Join us for a fun-filled night of music, art, dance, and song from El Paso, Cd. Juarez and Las Cruces. Students or Military with proper I.D. only $10, $25 general admission and $100 VIP seating which can be purchase at Ticketmaster, Magoffin Box Office or the El Paso Community Foundation. Silent Auction at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7:30. Proceeds to benefit HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs.

Friday, October 1, 2010

10.1.10: Today's Show



Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon MST on KHRO 1150 AM we'll interview the members of the band The Lusitania who are celebrating the "Rain and Rivers" album release with special guest Jim Ward this Sunday at Ardovino's Desert Crossing.

Performing with the Lusitania will be the trio horn section known as "The Dirty Birds." $10 door donation goes to Beans and Rice for Northern Mexico, a copy of "Rain and Rivers" included in cover charge. Doors open at 7 p.m. show starts at 8 p.m.

We'll also talk to our good friend Estela Reyes from La Fe about this weekend's Chicano Pride Month events.

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.