The Lesbian/Gay Issues Committee of
the Texas Chapter of the National
Association of Social Workers (NASW)
is gathering information about
discrimination faced by lesbian and
gay people in Texas. This statewide
project's purpose is to document the
wide range of discrimination that is
experienced daily from employment
and housing issues to adoption and
child custody disputes. This
information will form a data bank
that can be used in a variety of
ways. For example, the Lesbian/Gay
Rights Lobby is interested in this
data for future legislative initiatives. The information will be
shared with other organizations
advocating for anti-discrimination
ordinances in their own communities.
NASW is particularly interested in
discrimination in adoptions, foster
care and child custody issues. We
hope to use the information
collected to advocate for statewide
policies prohibiting discrimation
against lesbian and gay people in
this area. Participation in this
project is highly confidential.
Names, addresses, and telephone
numbers are optional. If you are
interested in obtaining a Data Form
send a SASE to NASW, 810 W. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701 or call Fran Danis,
BERING ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
Bering United Methodist Church is
accepting resumes for the position
of Church Administrator. Applicants
should have a bachelor's degree and
experience in accounting/
administration, preferably church
administrtaion. Computer skills are
required, MS DOS - based. The job
begins January 2, resumes will be
accepted only through December 4.
Address resumes to:
Tony Shelton, Chair
Pastor-Parish Relations Committee
c/o Bering Memorial Church
1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006
Bering is an inner-city church in
the Montrose area with an extensive
ministry serving persons with AIDS.
Credit Where Credit is due
Thanks to the folks that have worked
on the Newsletter team during this
Aleta, C. Lynn, Kathy H., Kathy U.
Dorothy, Margarita, Kathy K.,
Keelye, Berni, Deborah, Donna,
Yolda, Rossann and Jack.
Bom in Buffalo. NY. into white, non- Greek,
middle class family of seven
Tells first joke at dinner table it includes the
word "uterus." even though she doesn't know
what It means Sent to her room without
supper She begins to hoard Table Talk pies.
Attends senes of Catholic schools (Our Lady of
Psychological Warfare), plays basketball in
three dnbble league, is heavily recruited by 1t>e
Sisters of Chanty Declines
Teaches high school English Still remembered
for her unit. "The Gerund as Transvestrte"
Takes leave of absence (or "of her senses." her
father says) from teoching. Attends Women's
Writers Center, hears about feminism, writes
serious short stories and poems at which
people laugh during community reodings
Rethinks purpose in life, invites 180 of her
closest friends to a bor in Syrocuse. NY. for her
first comedy performance It's 32 minutes
longer than Tyson-Spinks
Records first album. Making Light, and
introduces her backup band. The Vessels of Sin.
Records second album. Making Wave*,
performs at colleges, conferences and clubs
throughout the country Begins to abuse
frequent flier programs.
Organizes "Shop for Peace." a yearlong
cross-country trek of octMst shoppers
Records third album. Live at the Great
American Music HaM. is kidnapped by a group
of Bennetton terrorists and is forced to make a
fashion statement against her will.
Develops "Peel of Fortune." fortunes printed
on the peel-off strips of sanitary napkins
Channels 40.000-year-old feminist. Mono, in
freak psychic Occident Turned down as
opening act for US leg of worldwide Papal
Between TV appearances, studies for
Civil Service test to select next White House
Kate Clinton is a standup comic and political
satirist. She is one of a small group of comedians
challenging the political climate and she does it
from a women's perspective. She's been called
"Mark Russell on estrogen." She calls herself a
fumerist- that's feminist and humorist combined.
And, she's funny. Really.
A former high school English teacher, Kate began
doing comedy seven years ago on a dare and
has not stopped since. Starting in small clubs and
coffeehouses, she now appears in prestigious
clubs and concert halls around the country. From
New York's Bottom Line, to Chicago's Park West, to
San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. Kate
takes the status quo and shakes it up but good.
Solo or sharing the stage with Dr. Ruth, Barney
Frank, Pat Schroeder, Harvey Fierstein, Holly Near,
Patty Duke or Ferron, for causes from the Human
Rights Campaign Fund to the Women's Action
Alliance to the Committee for Non-intervention in
Central America, she remains "outrageously
funny," "irreverent," and "delightful."
Kate butchers sacred cows and papal bull, tears
taboos to shreds, and specializes in "whyscracks,"
zingers that question more serious issues.
Kate has three comedy albums to her credit on
her own label, WhysCrack Records:
"Making Light" - 1982, "Making Waves" - 1984,
and "Kate Clinton: Live at the Great American
SEE COVER FOR INFORMATION ON KATE'S
NEXT HOUSTON APPEARANCE - also
featuring Jamie Anderson from Tucson
FORTUNES & FANTASIES
NEW YEAR'S EVE EVE DANCE
Dec. 30 * 8 to 12 midnight
Autry House * 6265 S. Main
Find out what 1990 has in store
Palm Reading, Astrology, runestones,
Tarot and other magical stuff!
$5 donation to W0MYSPACE
Music by D.J. - Cherry Wolf
DON'T GET LOST
The poem by Kathy Hubbard on Page 6
concerns her inability to find Autry
House for the Erika Lawson & Gail
Guidry concert. We wondered why she
didn't show up! Autry House is a
bit confusing to find and we don't
want you to get lost coming to the
"Fortunes & Fantasies" Dance.
Autry House is located on the wooded
grounds of Palmer Episcopal Church @
6265 S. Main at Outer Loop. Going
West on Fannin the parking area is
on the right before you get to Outer
Loop -- from Main Street you have to
be going East, turn into the parking
area on the right just after Outer