Houston Outdoor Group (HOG) monthly business
meeting & mailout party for the HOG newsletter
are held the 4th Wednesday each month at 7:30pm.
Call Don at 522-7809 for meeting info. All
members are invited to attend. HOG is a social
group for Gay men and Lesbians who enjoy the
outdoors. Call the HOG hotline (KAMPOUT) for
info and free trial newsletter.
Women's Action Coalition (WAC) is an open
alliance of women committed to Direct Action on
issues affecting the rights of all women. Woice
Mail 867-9581, P.O. Box 131148, Houston, TX
77219-1148.Meetings are Wednesdays at 7:00pm.
Bi-NET - Bisexual Network of Houston meets Wed
evenings 7-9pm at Metropolitan Church of the
Ressurection (MCCR) 1919 Dacatur St. 861-9149
Lesbian & Gay Voices, 6-8pm 90.1 KPFT FM
After Hours - Gay & Lesbian Late Nite Radio,
Saturdays midnight to 3:00am. KPFT 90.1 FM
The Women's Group, Recruiting, Empowering
Women into the Manager Track. A panel of
Women - Mary Hamilton. Nikki Owen, Olge
Rivers and Marty Marigold will develop and share
ways of nurturing, empowereing women into
manager level tracks and also how to network with
each other.Women's Group meets at Central
Congregational Church. 1311 Holman at 3:30pm.
For more info, call Iris 529-8571
The Agora monthly meeting, 7:30 pm. AIDS
Foundation Houston, 3202 Weslayan. 729-4267.
March 30 - April 2
AIDS Memorial Quilt Display * Over 800
panels of the Quilt will be on display at the
George R. Brown Convention Center * Sponsored by the NAMES Project of Houston *
Admission is Free * For information, please
PRIDE COMMITTEE OF HOUSTON
We welcome new volunteers all year long. If you
would like to help us in
any way, please feel free
to callus at 529-6979.
Texas Lesbian Conference '95 Returns to Austin
Continuing a successful tradtion launched eight years ago in Dallas,
the 1995 Texas Lesbian Conference will be held March 31, April I anc
2 at the Radisson Hotel on Town Lake in Austin.
TLC is the only annual statewide lesbian conference in the United
States. Organized anew each year entirely by volunteers in the host city
TLC has proven to be an effective tool for shanng resources and ideas
expanding awareness and developing lesbian leadership in Texas. Thi
years theme is Texas Women: Living Out Loud, and TLC is currentl
accepting proposals for workshops to be presented at the conterence
under this theme.
An early registration fee of $45 includes entertainment keynote
speakers, workshops, a banquet, Saturday night dance and all othe
conference activities. The conference is wheelchair accessible and wi
8 provide sign language interpreters, Braille matenals and child care on
1 request. For more information, call the TLC Hotline at (512) 326-4453
| or write to TLC '95, P.O. Box 200546, Austin, Texas 78720-0546.
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Inspired by the "Rebel Males" of our 1992 series. REBEL FEMALES highlights 6 feature films and 4 short films that
explore the way women in film have resisted convention and exploded stereotypes of what it means to be a "woman."
The film industry, both in Hollywood and abroad, has been notorious for its limited portrayal of women. In recent
years, actresses have complained (rightfully) that there are "no good roles for women.' meaning that there are
few roles that reflect the diversity in women's personalities and experiences. Yet there seem to be plenty of
roles that perpetuate the madonna/whore stereotype of women. With the popularity of films such as THELMA
AND LOUISE, it is becoming increasingly evident that actresses and female audiences want to see women of
action, women who transgress stereotypes, and complicated women who fall outside of a good/evil paradigm.
The films selected for this series take a historical look at a few of these transgressive female characters. The
women in these films deal with a multitude of problems that come with living in a patriarchal culture: desire for
a meaningful career and power (BABY FACE, CHRISTOPHER STRONG and A TAXING WOMAN); physical power
and the use of violence (GUN CRAZY and HEROIC TRIO); and the search for sexual fulfillment on her own terms (SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT). The
short subjects included reflect the work of contemporary independent women filmmakers dealing with such issues as lesbian desire and
relationships (CENTRAL PARK. CRUEL, and TINY AND RUBY) and genderbending in its most entertaining form (DREAM GIRLS).
-Cara DeBusk. series curator
This series is cosponsored by the Women's Studies Program at the University of Houston.
Society as a whole is diminished by
homophobia. Not only arc gay men and
lesbians and their families affected by
oppression, but each person in our
community suffers from intolerance
inflicted on others.
HOUSTON AREA TEEN COALITION OF
HOMOSEXUALS (HATCH) is open to gays
and lesbians age 15-21, meets Fridays from 7:30-10
pm and Sundays from 6-9 pm, call 942-7002 for
location and information.
Support Group for Women with Life
This group provies emotional support for women
(lesbian, bisexual, or at least lesbian friendly)
whose lives are being impacted by health issues;
the emphasis is on "life challenging" as opposed to
life threatening. A sampling of diseases current
members deal with include cancer, leukemia,
scleroderma, ulcerative colitis, diabetes,
osteoporosis, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, and
other immune disorders. Meetings are held the
third Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30
P.M. Significant others are encouraged to attend.
For more information and meeting location, call
Leila at 728-1914, or Marian at 667-8735.