The Women's Group meets every Sunday at 10
a.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 5210 Fannin at
Southmore in the Soujourner Truth room
upstairs.Call 529-1886 for information.
Adult Children of Alcoholic & Dysfunctional
Families, a twelve step support group, meets
Sundays at 1:00 p.m. at Dawn of Faith MCC,
10595 Telephone Road at Fuqua, Houston, Texas
77075, 991-6766. Although primarily attended by
lesbians, the only requirement is to be a child of a
Lesbian Incest Survivors Anonymous (LISA)
meets every Sunday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.at
Inklings upstairs, 1846 Richmond. For more
information, call Sherry at 527-8712.
Houston Women's Rugby Team Practice
begins at 6pm at the Bellaire YMCB. For more
information call Shelly at 776-9451. Practice is
also scheduled on Thursdays.-
Rational Eating Support Group facilitated by
Kathy Sitarski, Janet Hudson of "A New Way"
meets every Monday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at
5906 Dolores, Suite 201. Open to all women.
Sliding scale fee. FMI, 784-6511.
Lesbian Therapy Group. Therapy group
addressing relationships and issues surrounding
being a lesbian and a woman. Sharon Stone and
Associates, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 3935
Westheimer, Suite 360, call 623-6081 for
Womens' Support Group facilitated by Kathy
Sitarsk, "A New Way" meets every Monday from
7:00-9:30pm at 5906 Dolores, Suite 201. Open to
all women. Sliding scale fee. For more info, call
Wilde 'n' Stein - KPFT 90.1 FM, Mondays
from 9:00-10:00 p.m. Lesbian and gay issues,
interviews, music and news presented by those
courageous community activists, Deborah Bell and
Mothers and Children Group, for HIV
positive Mothers and Children meets every
Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Multi-Service
Center, 1475 WestGray, Suite 163. The meetings
are informal gatherings with speakers,
refreshments, games and companionship. FMI,
Support Group for Gay and Lesbian
Codependents Anonymous. This is a
non-smoking discussion group for the gay and
lesbian community with issues related to
codependency. No membership required. 5:30
p.m., Montrose Counseling Center, Suite 203, 900
Lovett, call Sharon 893-0514 or Jack 523-4863 for
Deaf Hearing-Impaired Group - A group
facilitated in sign, for hearing-impaired people
with concerns about HIV; this group includes
PWA's, "worried well", and significant others and
offers support and education. Walk-in. American
Sign Language Interpreter. Meets 7:00-8:30 p.m.
at the Montrose Counseling Center, 900 Lovett
Blvd, Room 3. For more info, call 529-0037.
A Woman's Place - KPFT 90.1 FM, Tuesdays
from 9:00-10:00 p.m. Feminist issues and
herstorical portraits with that tireless educator,
Women's Support Group facilitated by "A
New Way" meets every Wednesday from 12:30 to
2:30 p.m., at 5906 Dolores, Suite 201. Open to
all women. Sliding scale fee. For more info, call
Linda Bedre at 784-6511.
Women's Hour - KTRU 91.7 FM,
Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Although
'music' isn't part of the name anymore, women's
music is still an integral part of the show. Claire
and Yoshiko have always played music by, for,
and about women. Now they have added
interviews, news stories, and a women's calendar
to their show. For information, call 527-4050.
Women's Therapy Group with an emphasis on
spirituality meets Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:45
p.m. at 6300 West Loop South. Led by Karen
Hanson, CSW-ACP. Open to new members.
Sliding scale. FMI,call 667-5733.
SORA (Sex or Relationship Addicts
Anonymous) meets every Wednesday from 7:00
to 8:00pm. SORA is a support group for lesbians
who desire to stop acting on their sex, romance
and/or relationship addiction and learn how to
have healthy relationships. They meet at MCCR,
1919 Decatur in the library. For more
information, call Glenda (666-8256) or Beth
Women's Therapy Group with inner child
focus meets every Wednesday from 7:30-9:00 p.m.
at 6300 West Loop South, Suite 215. Facilitated
by Joyce M. Gayles. Ph.D. Open to new
members. FMI, call 667-6047.
Women's "Pick Up" Basketball Game from
7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Masterson YWCA, Waugh
and Memorial. Fee is $3.25 or so.
Women's Network is a support group,
established to serve the lesbian and bisexual
women's community of Houston; any woman who
is sensitive to and comfortable with lesbians, is
welcome. The network provides an opportunity to
discuss women's issues in a safe environment,
network with other women, and socialize with old
and new friends. A donation of $3 to $5 per
meeting is requested, but any woman is welcome
regardless of her ability to pay. Meetings are
every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, from 7:00 to 9:00
p.m., at the Montrose Counseling Center, 900
Lovett, 2nd floor. For information, call 529-0037.
Afro Femcentric, a group devoted strictly to
social Apolitical concerns of African American
Lesbians, meets weekly at the First
Unitarian Church, 5210 Fannin, from 7:00
to 8:30p.m. Call 537-5146 for more info.
Golf Practice at 7:00pm, 7000 Bu/falo Speedway
Driving Range at Holcombe. For nascent and
rarified golfers, we teach each other and try to golf
weekly. For info, call Gwen 660-7924 or Bonnie
Support Group for Women Facing Life
Challenging Health Concerns. This new group
will provide support for women whose lives are
being impacted by health issues. Meetings will be
each Thursday at 7:00 p.m. For more information,
,call the Montrose Counseling Center at 529-0037.
Houston Women's Rugby Team Practice
begins at 7pm at the Memorial Park Rugby Pitch.
For more information call Shelly at 776-9451.
Practice is also held on Sundays.
Enfoque de la Mujer is a segment of KPFTs
Enfoque Latino Americano program which airs
from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Enfoque de la Mujer brings
news on Latin American and Caribbean women as
well as feminist commentaries, interviews and
literary analysis. FMI, call Rossana Daumas at
Breakthrough KPFT 90.1 FM, Friday
mornings from 9:05am to noon. Women's music,
calendar of events and interviews hosted by Pokey,
Laura, and Suzanne. Breakthrough has served the
community for over ten years.
Real Live Womyn - Coming out is a p-r-o-c-e-s-s.
At whatever stage, you may face obstacles along
the way. We are lesbians who meet weekly to offer
each other support as we emerge from the closet
to embrace real living. "Come Out" and join us
Real Live Womyn every Saturday from 4:30-5:45
pm at Inklings Bookshop (upstairs), 1846
Richmond. For more information, call Jeraine at
For City Council
—by Deborah Bell
Annise Parker, co-owner of Inklings
Bookshop and a community activist
is running for Houston City Council,
Dist. C. She is running for the seat
as an openly Lesbian candidate.
Annise brings her years of activism
to the campaign including her experience as President of the
Gay/Lesbian Political Caucus. Her
background includes being a third
generation Houstonian, a graduate
of Rice University, a member of the
Police Advisory Committee , serving as chair in 1990 as well as serving on the Grand Jury. Her campaign platform has as its number
one issue the matter of crime. She
suggests putting more officers on
the streets, expanding neighborhood crime prevention
programs and consolidating
city/county jail functions. A long
time member of the Sierra club and
the Nature Conservancy, the health
of our environment is very important to her. She wants to expand
citizen and government recycling
efforts, a comprehensive water conservation plan, enforcement of air
quality standards and to expand
parks and green space in our city.
If you live in District C you can vote
for Annise on Nov. 5. Even if you
are not in the district you can be a
campaign volunteer, call 522-9000.
To check to see if you are in the district call and be sure you are registered to vote.
MAC Board Is
Seeking More Women
In many boardrooms across the
country, women are systematically
and deliberately excluded. Even
many non-profit boards have gone
no farther than token inclusions.
Houston is fortunate to have many
strong and viable community non
profit organizations. One of these,
the Montrose Activity Center, is
seeking parity on its board. MAC
was founded as The Gav Community Center December 8, 1975,
and one year later took the current
name and acquired its legal tax exempt status under the IR Code Section 501-c-3. MAC has sheltered
many worthy causes over the
years, including Starnite, Pride
Week, Gay & Lesbian Hispanic
Unidos, Gay/Lesbian Student Association at U of H, AIDS Equity
League and others.
The MAC Board recently decided
that the time had arrived to find and
secure a gay and lesbian community center. Women willing to
work on the planning and fundrais-
ing for that goal are encouraged to
call Clyde Williams (who recently
spoke at LI.B.) at 236-0064 for more