RB Dedicated Steve Elkins Way
Despite the threat of rain, more than 200 people came out for the dedication of Steve Elkins Way on Saturday, May 4. Honoring the life and work of beloved CAMP Rehoboth Co-founder and long-time Executive Director Steve Elkins, the dedication was a reminder of how much CAMP Rehoboth has accomplished since its founding in 1991 by Elkins and his husband Murray Archibald. Photo: RB City Commissioner Richard Byrne, RB City Commissioner Lisa Schlosser, Chris Beagle, Delaware Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf, Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness, Fay Jacobs, Murray Archibald, Judy Buchanan (Steve’s Sister), Hugh Buchanan, and Monica Parr. ▼
Ready to Play!
Women’s FEST is one of CAMP Rehoboth’s most popular events. This year’s Women’s FEST participants thoroughly enjoyed all the sporting events, which once again included a Golf Outing on Thursday, April 11 at The Rookery South. Though temperatures were cooler than usual, hearts were warm and a good time was had by all. ▼
Out to Quit Winner Announced
CAMP Rehoboth’s “Out to Quit” program hosted a LGBTQ Youth Stop Smoking Student Poster Design Competition to area high schools. First place winner, Hal Nearing is an 11th grade student at Cape Henlopen High School. This program is made possible through the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention Community Contract. Congratulations Hal! ▼
CAMP Rehoboth Thanks Its Volunteers
CAMP Rehoboth said “muchas gracias” to their volunteers for all their hard work with a Cinco de Mayo appreciation party on May 5. Employing more than 400 volunteers over the past year, CAMP Rehoboth had cause to celebrate—and a volunteer committee to make it happen. Photo: Chris Beagle, Leslie Sinclair, Jayne Laszcynski, Pat Catanzariti, Debbie Woods, Dusty Abshire, and Mike Safina. ▼
Purple Parrot Celebrates 20 Years
Over the past two decades, the bright colors of the Purple Parrot and the happy diversity of its patrons have made it a must-see destination in downtown Rehoboth Beach. The 20th Anniversary celebration continued throughout the entire weekend of May 3. Congratulations Hugh and Troy! ▼
Rehoboth TransLiance to host Dr. Chris Degnon
Dr. Chris Degnon provides comprehensive primary care for the LGBTQ community, as well as gender-affirming care and hormone therapy to patients.
On May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth Beach, Dr. Degnon will discuss direct primary care (DPC). DPC is a health care delivery model that provides primary care services for a low, flat monthly fee, with patients getting same-day or next-day visits without copays. Patients can also contact their doctor by phone, secure text, email, or video chat when care is needed.
The meeting is open to the public and is sponsored by Rehoboth TransLiance. RTL is an outreach program of Rehoboth MCC church and Safe Harbor UCC church in Milton. All are welcome. For information you can email Kathy Carpenter Brown or Dr. Chris Degnon. ▼
CAMP Rehoboth Advocates
Seeking people with experience and background in: Education, Law, Policy, Social Work, Sports Coaching, or Youth Activities to work with, in support of, and advocate for LGBTQ youth and families in Sussex County. Come for an informal gathering to talk about our community’s needs and how your experience and interests fit Monday June 24 at 4 p.m. at CAMP Rehoboth RSVP required by June 17 Call Sal Seeley at 302- 227-5620.
Travels with Letters
Olivia Caribbean Cruise
Sandy Kraft, Gail Purcell, Nancy Commisso, Vicki Martina, Kate McQueen, Nancy Hewish, Lorraine Birors, Evelyn Maurmeyer, Natalie Moss
CAMP REHOBOTH EVENTS
Best Shot Africa Art Reception- June 22, 1-3 p.m.
Voices From Stonewall: CAMP Rehoboth theatrical production- June 22, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.
CAMP Families Pride Weekend: Got kids? Bring the whole family and join the fun! June 28-30
Decade of Equality: Celebration of SB-121, Rehoboth Beach Museum- July 2, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
6 Futcher Peace Out Pool Party- July 5, noon
The Kinsey Sicks- July 20, 8 p.m.
CITY OF REHOBOTH BEACH EVENTS
Meters reminder- Meters go up Friday, May 24
Fireworks- Wednesday, July 3rd, 9:30 p.m.
36th Annual Sidewalk Sale- May 17-19