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24 - CAPE GAZE&apos;I'll, Friday, April 25- May 1, 199/ PFLAG "EHen Coming Out" party set for resort PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) of Sussex County, headquartered in Rehoboth Beach, will host an "Ellen Coming Out" party on Wednesday evening, April 30, as households across the world watch when ABC broadcasts the fast openly gay leading character on prime time television, "Ellen." In addition to watching the show, PFLAG's party will include a socializing hour and interacting on the World Wide Web with more than 3,000 registered "Ellen Parties" in all 50 states and four other countries. The object of the party is to highlight the positive images gays and lesbians play in our society, according to Ken Ma- han, PFLAG spokesperson. "Ellen" is the winner of a "Peo- ple' s Choice Award," a "Ca- bleACE Award" and "Golden Ap- pie Award," with multiple "Em- my" and '-'Golden Globe" award nominations. According to "Busi- ness Week," advertising spots for the April 30 episode of "Ellen" have sold for as much as 20 per- cent more than the $170,000 per 30 second usual price. Despite the absence of Chrysler, J.C. Penney, General Motors Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, and most re- cently Wendy's from the "Ellen" sponsor line-up, all of the premi- um-priced spots have been sold. In all, ABC leads the way with 11 gay characters, while NBC has six, Fox has three, CBS, two, and WB, one. Also, PFLAG Sussex County will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m., in the Metropolitan Community Church building on County Road 271 (Glade Road), on the outskirts of Rehoboth Beach. The meeting will feature Diane Camper as guest speaker on transgender is- sues, along with open discussion. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to attend. Formed in 1996, PFLAG Sus- sex County promotes the health and well-being of gays, lesbians, bi-sexual and transgendered per- sons, their families and friends. With more than 400 affiliate groups worldwide and over 65,000 members in the United States and networks in 11 other countries, PFLAG offers publica- tions, resources, task forces and programs on key issues and hosts an annual international conven- tion. For more information about the "Ellen Coming Out" party and the monthly meeting, call the PFLAG hotline at 856-3389. RBG on Line demonstration set for Rehoboth Apri! 27 Lewes residents Carol Fezuk and Frank Williams and owners of RBG Limited, recently announced the debut of their new on-line web site called "GayRehoboth.Com." Fezuk and Williams said RBG, Ltd. is looking to promote Re- hoboth Beach as a vacation desti- nation to a "much larger interna- tional audience.., the world wide web offers us that opportunity." The site will feature information about the local area, recreation and real estate information. The site will also implement an on-line accommodation reservation sys- tem and feature an on-line publi- cation called the Rehoboth Beach 'Gay'zette, which will offer news and reviews of events and happen- ings on and at the beach. "All of the major markets and vacation destinations like Key West, FL, Provincetown, RI, and Washing- ton, D.C. offer virtual tours of their cities and community envi- ronments to web surfers...and it's time we let the secret out_about our unique community here in Re- hoboth Beach," said Fezuk, who serves as the editor of RBG. "My partner, art director and il- lustrator, Frank Williams, de- signed the web site 'www.gayre-' to combine a color- ful and slick 90s look with easy site navigation," she said. The web site will feature a free directory listing of gay-friendly businesses and services. Travel in- formation, maps, cultural infor- mation, an events calendar and - eventually - a chat line, will be of- fered to help assist visitors. Busi- nesses may also use on-line classi- fieds for recruiting professionals and employees who are looking to relocate to the mid-Atlantic coast. Anyone interested is invited to at- tend a presentation Saturday, April 27 at 4 p.m. at The Mallard House on First Street and Balti- more Avenue. For information, call 644-1032. 0000+Sugar Spice |::i::ii}.i  4   ::: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ===================== :::' : " ?./:;g{:.'.a:*:i{g ' '" " i'.i:i, c ":"/:::}:i: :::i:i:::xi: :1:/::'::i.'.'.'i::::i:i:i' ii:i:i:i:i:i:.:/::::i':gi:: :}i}i :":'g/:!:i:i:ig ::i//:i:i:::i:i::i:/::x:a':i: :::/:!$ :'i:i:!:i::" :i, :::  .  :r.::. . . :. - !... .. ! -. .. . ". ' :"/"::")'::% .. '1:*: ' ":'t1. .::"'% . 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