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The Wand, June 1991 - Page 3. June 1991. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 27, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/5997/show/5990.

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Title The Wand, June 1991
Publisher Womynspace
Date June 1991
Description Vol. 7 No. 6. On some pages, comic strips have been digitally obscured to protect owner's copyright.
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  • Feminists--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Lesbians--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
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Transcript From "Around the Capitol" by Laurie Eiserloh, Legislative Director - Lesbian Gay Rights Lobby On Tuesday Pastor W.N. Otwell of Fort Worth visited the Capitol to protest the, election of Glen Maxey, the State's first openly gay elected official, and to protest House Bill 1592 which prohibits a court from taking sexual orientation, race and religion into consideration in determining issues of child custody. Reverend Otwell and his three bus loads of supporters wore T-shirts stating, "When God made Man, he made them Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve or Annie and Eve.M and "The sin of sodomy disqualifies you as a parent, a politician and a preacher." They also wore baseball caps picturing Adam and Steve, Annie and Eve, and Adam and Eve with a red "X" across, what they perceived to be, the "inappropriate" couples. Otwell's group is called G.A.P., God Against Perversion. The G.A.P. position paper, which was sent to all Senators and Representatives, states that they are "alarmed that Texas has elected the openly professed homosexual . . " Also included in their information packet are a series of lurid descriptions (in painstaking detail) of what they imagine to be the sexual practices of gay men. Legislators are urged to "read for yourself the wicked, perverted and animalistic practices of the homosexual . . . . " Members of G.A.P. offered testimony against House Bill 1592 written by LGRL and introduced by Debra Danburg of Houston. Fortunately, they were about two weeks late in their testimony: House Bill 1592 had already had a hearing where Representative Danburg and members of the gay and lesbian community had spoken in favor of the bill. In fact, the Bible-thumping craziness of Otwell and his cronies seems to have convinced the committee that HB 1592 is very necessary. Reverend Otwell's G.A.P., and other similar hate groups, are a danger to our community and as a community we must fight back. Often people express strong emotion, such as anger, in places where they feel safe. In the gay and lesbian community this safe space may be a political meeting, a bar or a gathering of friends. However, we must be certain that I our anger is directed outward at those who are perpetrating the hate crimes, and not inward at our own community. A divided lesbian and gay i community is, after all, exactly what Reverend Otwell and his followers want. If you are angry about Reverned Otwell and other hate crime perpetrators then use your anger constructively and call your legislators. Tell them that you support H3 1563, the hate crimes bi!!, r.nd HB 1592: prohibiting sexual orientation from being taken into consideration in determining issues of child custody. 1991 PRIDE AWARDS J#C pu_r_3 ANNIE & EVE IN THE GARDEN The Montrose Activity Center and The Metropolitan Community Church of the Resurrection invite you to participate in the 1991 Pride Awards. This year's special guests include: Sheila James Kuehl, Keynote Speaker, The Hon. Glen Maxey, Master of Ceremonies, The 1991 Pride Award nominees. The third annual dinner will be held on Saturday, June 15, at the Stauffer Presidente Hotel in Greenway Plaza. The schedule for the evening is: 6:60 - 8:00 p.m. Silent Auction and Pride Awards Balloting 7:30 Dinner 8:00 Keynote Address 8:30 Awards Presentation 10:00 Reception for Sponsors OPEN LETTER FROM THE LESBIAN AIDS PROJECT Dear Friend: As AIDS ravages our community and destroys the future of many gay men and the dreams that our communities might have seen fulfilled, another quieter, yet even more sinister aspect to the plague stalks us. Gay men at least have the factual information of transmission risks and methods of prevention with regards to the virus. For lesbians however, after ten years of the epidemic, basic information regarding female to female transmission is lacking and the most minimal research to determine risks, preventive action etc has yet to be done. (One spokesperson for the Center for Disease Control actually explained this absence by claiming "lesbians do not have that much sex!"). It has been estimated that for a cost of $50,000.00, a female to female cohort study could be conducted which could conclusively determine HIV risks to lesbians. That such a study has yet to be done by the US government is unconscionable. It gives sad truth to the phrase "invisible lesbian" and underscores the general lack of medical attention women in our society receive. The AIDS Equity League is sponsoring a nation wide campaign to induce the CDC to undertake the necessary study to determine female to female HIV transmission risks. To give lesbians either peace of mind or basic information to protect their health is a matter that our community can no longer ignore. We ask you to: 1) Write to your US Congressional delegation requesting the CDC to immediately complete a female to female cohort study. 2) Write directly to: The Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control Atlanta, Georgia 30333 requesting such a study be completed. Please act today - our lives depend upon it! Sincerely, Pat Gandy Linda Morales Lesbian AIDS Project This year the balloting process has been changed. Awards balloting will take place only during the designated period at the dinner site, but you are invited to cast your ballot without attending the dinner. Please make plans to drop in and cast your ballot, even if you cannot stay for the entire event,. because that will be your only chance to vote for your favorite pride award nominee. "Favorite Daughter" nominees include Marion Coleman, Linda Morales, Annise Parker and Inklings! They need your votes. Sheila James Kuehl, a former actress, is now a lesbian activist who heads The Women's Law Project. She should give a fascinating keynote address. And this is Houston's chance to honor openly gay Texas State Representative Glen Maxey. Dinner tickets are $35, $50 and $100. Program only tickets are $15. Parking is complimentary in the Stauffer Presidente lot. For more info, call 524-4365.