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Title Houston Voice, No. 765, June 23, 1995
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  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
Publisher Window Media
Date June 23, 1995
Language English
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript HOUSTON June 23, 1995 ISSUE 765 A Weekly Community News Publication The cclcbrati<:_n continue.s: .. '?" (Photo by David Goetz) Follow parade to fab free fest The lloust,n Gay a 1d I e•btan Pr de Parade 95 SldrtS at 2:00 p m Sunday along us usual \\'es1he11nc1 Route rh1' }ear though, re\c)ers won'' ha\e to drl\c, h1~c or s'luule their way to the h1g post parade e\'ent. The lcst1vc p.11adc, "-Ith around 100 cntr1c,, will ""ind 11' wa) from \\.o ..... d head to Wht1ne}; then the participants will head to the neath) '1te ot P11dc I est •9.c; 'sec map) I he cro" watching the parade \.\.Ill he c1H.:ouraged to JOIO the march alter the final un ts pa" and lllerally lollow the parade as tt head' to I ovell Street I he post parade lest iv al lcatun!' a tree outdoor concert headlined h) dance mu~ic di'a' Da.1ac and l·ern 2 l·em Sec you there' !,Spectrum' test run yields I mixed results B) SHERI COHE'- DARBO\'-f Hou ton \:, ce Ed11or CHOL STON)-An amhiuou>-and expensive· -fir,t-of-its·kind com­munny event designed to pull together diver'e elements of the area·s gay, lesbian , bisexual. transgender and gay-friendly pop­ulations. Spectrum '95 laid claim to Houston's AstroArena last Sun­day, June I 8. The experimental all-day, all-gay affair yielded apologizes to gay and lesbian officials lR0.\1 STAH \'II \\I R~ R F. l'ORI' (WASll l NG l 01' Prestdcnt Clln •on 11polog1zcd Monday to l"!JY nd lc'l 111an elec'Cd , f'1c1als for the behavior of Secre Service off1cus "~ ~ d donned ru~'>er g.~ves before ad"lltt rng the off·c1•ls •o t~e Whtte I! use or a mce mg last Vwcck In a lc1tcr SC":ll S11urday, Chnl ':I offered hoS apolog es to the off«t Is and said Secret Service D rec or E J3} Bowman \\35 taktng s?cps 10 ensure 'd d not happcr. aga r.. spokespcn " G,r.nv fcrzal"o Said ate Su,day The off1c1a 'ii, r.vated t t~c \\hue House "or 1 brief ':1~ fucsday com pi.tined tha• se,ur1 y ~u.uds grcc1cd them \.\. eaP':1£ bl Jc rubber glo\'es The \o'1s11ors rn'errcd that the ~u rds v.cre de :nonstrd.trng fears about bcin~ infected '"'h the AIDS virus. e\C" thougb the d"ease which afr cts man) tn the gay community. 1s nol Lommu1. cable through ca\uill contact (Continued on Pa~e 8) dec1dedl} mixed results A "ell \locked \\ell attended husine5' expos111on did lirtsk, enthusiastic hustness through out the day, "htk a heavily pulih cized all-star cc-ncert-wh1ch \\3~ t" have been the event's f111anc1al bal­ance bar-drew a dtsappoint1ng door crowd, \.\.ho~e ranks '40Uld dwindle much more hefore the national headliners even took the stage. Spectrum organizer Alan Bour­geois said Monda) the event, hilled earl} on as a fundra1,er, ma)· have lost as much as S40,000, although, he said, t\\O donors who attended the eHnt ha,·e offered to cover about S24,000 of the >hortfall ' We ha\cn"t gouen all lhe figures rn yet f:ou1 11's not a prctt) picture' St JI, Bourgeois called the event a succe" ir. 11la1 "It happened "e pr Hd "c could pu1l 11 oft ' Skep 11cs, he nNed, had assailed the event throug 1:wu1 lhc pJann·ng proccs"' .is somc1h111g thal cJuld no1 be Jone IC nttnued on Page 5) IN THIS \VEEK'S ISSUE Pride\\ eekend highlights, calenda1 - Pg. J Problems at the Thomas Street ( linic - Pg. 11 Ga) playwright inspired by family, friends - Arts, Pg. 14 \\.There to go party after the parade - Soap. Pg. 25-26 NORTH • HOUS'fON VOICE Prid Party '95 (Nu ber's) II PARADE LINEUP 12pm I PARADE ~ DIRECTION I I PrideFest '95 L----- 2 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 23. 1995 NEW ORLEANS 1f rtnr~ <ounrttr itstruatinn g,truirt Just Call! - No Fee - For Gay Inns & Gues/ Houses Our Popular listings French Quarter Condos Fully furnished some with pool. Sleeps up to four persons Heart of the French Quarter Minutes to gay bars and tourists attractions. Book now for Southern Decadence, Sept. 1 - ..C. 940 Royal Street, Suite 263 ~ew Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 523-1246 811 ~'w~essiona.l O~~lce Spa.ce Wes~;i:~:ont>oge Bob Leasing and Management RYAN 1131s23-1600 I GAY MEN'S CHORUS OF HOUSTON John-Michael Albert, Artistic Din:ctor PRiii MTS Wortham Center Cullen Theater Saturday, June 24, 1995, 7 p.m. We wclcnl"le members of our 'ICxas cnoral family, including Capital City Men's Chorus HeartSong MCCR Sanctuary Choir ·nckcts are $10, $15, $20, and $25 , available now from the Wortham Center or /ones I fall box offices. or by calling 713/227-ARTS Spttial stating is available for "t.Wchair acttss and IM h<aring 1mpa"ro I If you would like an event listed in this section, please feel free to call me at 529-8490 or fax the facts to me at 529· 9531. • Sign Language classes at the Brazos River Bottom. Free 7 ;00 p .m. • AFH Creative Writing Class . 3 :00 p.m Call 623-6796 The Official Pride Week Calendar of • Gay Fathers/Fathers Firs-t support Events is on Page 3 group. 8:00 p .m Call 861-6181. Friday, June 23 • "NLA H s " Hot Night at the Ven· ture·N • " Absolutely Fabulous" Pride Party at Heaven . • Border> Book Store Gay/ Lesbian Book Club meets at the Espresso Bar at 9634 Westheimer Call 782· 6066. • HIV Art classes at the Art League . Call 225-9411 . • Lesbian/Gay Voices on KPFT 90 .1 FM 6 00 p.m . to 10:00 p.m • HATCH meets. Call 942-7002 • CODA meets at MCCR at 7:00 p.m Call 861-9149 •The Houston Symphony's 55th sea­son at Miller Outdoor Free. 8 :30 p.m Saturday, Jun e 24 • Volunteer Meeting for Pride Parade Call 529·6979 for more info . • Gay Men's Chorus of Houston per­forms at the Wortham . Tickets call 227-ARTS . • Houston Chain Gang Bicycle Club ride>. Call 520-1809. • After Hours on KPFT 12:00 a.m . to 3.00 a .m 90 I FM Call 526-5738 . • Midn ight showing ot 0 'Prisc1lla , Queen of the Desert" at the River Oaks 3 . Call 524·2175. • Dignity Houuon mcclS for l11urgy and social hour. Mass at 7.30 p.m. 1307 Yale. Call 880-2872 • Fundra1ser at the Venture·N Hot Leather Night. Pre.ented by Don Gill and the women of F I ST. • MCCR Handbell Choir Rehearsal at 7 :00 p .m. 1919 Decatur. Call 861- 9149. • Deb Price and Joyce Murdoch at Crossroads for signing and read­ings . 7 :30 p .m. Call 942·0147. Tuesday, June 2 7 • MCCR' CODA Support group meets at 7:00 p.m .. Empowerment for Liv­tng support group and pot luck drnner at 6:00 p .m., Gloryland Singers at 8:00 p .m • The Gospel Ensemble at 6:00 pm Call 861-9149 . • "Establishing Effective Case Management Units"-Seminar by Creative Cons ultant Services. Call 861-4338. • Front Runners meet at Memorial Park 6 30 p m. Call 522-8021. • PROTECT meets at Bering Church . Call 520-7870. • Helprng Cross Dresser> Anony­mous meets at 1509 Fairview . 8 00 pm. Call 495-8009 . Wedn esday, June 28 • Bear's Night Out a1 the Monrrose Mining Company. Call 529 -7488 • Bear of the Month Contest at the Montrose Mining Company. • Shella Lennon performs at Chances . 9·00 pm. Call 523·7217 • MCCR. 81Nct .Support Group mee., at 7 :00 pm .. Jubilation Mixed Ensemble meets at 6 :30 p.m .. Mid I week uplift service at 7:00 p m., Bible Study, Lect u re Series and Choir Rehearsa l 7:30 p.m . 1919 Decatur. •The Houston Symphony' s 55th sea- 1 861 " 9149 ' son at Miller Outdoor. Free . 8 :30 p .m. • " Light Company" performs at Sunday, June 25 · Houston Chain Gang Bicycle Club meets Call 520-1809 • Metropolitan Community Church of the Resurrection wor;h1p services 8•30 a m. and 10 45 a.m 1919 Decatur. Call 861·9149 •Front Runners meet at 9;00 a.m at the Tennis center in Memoria l Park Call 522· 8021 • Maranatha Fellowship Metro­pol11an Church Services at 10:00 a.m. New Location 3400 Montrose Suite 600. Call 528-6756. • Community Gospel Church wor­ship service at II :00 a m. and 7 00 p m SOI E 18th. Call 880-9235. • Houston Mission Church worship service at 11 :00 a .m. 1505 Nevada Call 529-8225. • Kingdom Communny Church wor­ship service at 11 ·00 a .m , Sunday School at 10:00 a .m. Call 351-4217 • Dignity Houston Communion Service at 5 30 p.m . 1307 H Yale Call 880-2872 • Montrose Softball League plays. Call 867· 3913 for fields and loca· 11ons . • HATCH meets Call 942 ·7002 • Inner Loop Sunday Bowling League Ca ll 522·9612 • Houston LesbianrGay Pride Week Parade. For more tnfo call 529-6979 . • " Ab•olutely Fabulous" Pride Party at J R 's Monday, June 26 Community Gospel Church. 7 :30 pm Call 880-9235 . I • Houston Pride Ba. nd pract ices at Dignity Houston. Call 524 ·0218 . •GLOBAL meei. at 4.00 p.m. Call 743- 7539 Thursday, June 29 • "Light Company performs at Community Gospe l Church . 7 :30 p.m . Call 880-9235 . • Montrose lee Picks skate at the Gal· leria. 8:00 P.M . Call 629·1432 . •Broadway Showtunes at J .R's . 9 :00 pm. Call 521-2519. • Community Gospe l Chu rch wor­ship service. 7 30 p .m SOI E 18th . Call 880-9325 • "Buildtng Healthy Client Rela · tionships""-Seminar by Creative Consumer Services Call 861 -4338 . • Book Signing at Bering Memorial United Methodist. 7 00 p. m. Special PFLAG National Vice President and author Bob Bernstein will speak and sign copies of "Straight Parents/ Gay Children ." Call 942· 0147. • Art Classes sponsored by AFH. The Art League. 1:00 PM Call 526-1118. • Front Runners meets at Memorial Park 6 30 p .m. Call 522·8021. • Gay Men's Chorus of Houston open rehearsal at 7 00 p m. Call 521 -7464. •Computer Nerd Session . 7 :00 pm. 529-1223 . • En•Light*en Up meets at 7:30 p.m. Call 528-6174 . • Twentysomething meets at 7 :30 p .m. Call 531-9396 . Gay and I Lesbian Pride Week event calendar Friday, June 23 • Ah<11lu1cly I ahulou• Pride part), 1hcmcd around the Brucom thal has hecome a gJ) phenomenon rn1~el S lleavcn,8IOPac1f1c,521- 0l07 .. I co;h1an and Ga} Vo11.:c'.'I A 'pec1al sho~ on the luture ol Pride Weck and the hou\lnn Gay and Lc,hian Com~ mun11y 6,00 JO 00 p 111 KPFT 90 I l·\1 On ,11r l111c 526 KP! I • !healer N1gh1. Mc and Jezc he!," The Comp.any We Keep $12, 8 00 p.111 New lle1gl11' 1hea1er. 339 w I 9lh. 523 9000 !heater Night. •soul Surv1 vor,'' I he Group $12 8:00 anJ 10 30 p 111 Cur1a1n• Thca1er, 3722 Wa,h­• ngton, 522 2204 • llnu\lon's lint VII · A Night m Blad. LeJthcr, National Leather A''oc1- at1on llou~ton . JO 00 pm -2 00 , n \.:nwre·N 2923 Marn 527 9666 Saturday, June 25 I ·uthcr I orum and S) mpl 1um. I OU 4 00 p m 527-9666 • l:nclo ... ccJ Beer GarJcn at Cha1H:c-. all wee LenU Blcadlt:rs seating tor Ille Pride Parade available tor $5 donatwn to MnntrO"d! Cllnu; • l'ruud <>111 Loud ' Ciay Men 'Churu' tlf llou\toll with other area choru 'c'/ $10-25; 7 00 p.rn., Cullen Theaier. Wuriha111 Ccnlcr, 500 Pre\lon I 1cle1 111lor111a11nn call 222 ARTS (222 2787) • llA I C' ll Prom, $15 lundral\er for the Jlou,wn Area teen Coalllion ol llon11"ernal' 8.00 pm , Ma1es lie Metro, 911 Pre'""'· 942 7002 • BAii f' ·95 The largesi pride even1 1ndo<H' I.ave Te1ann Rand $2~ hen­e I 11' ga> charillc'- S·OO p 111 - 2 on a m Adam" Marl Hotel, 2900 HrtJr Parl Sunday, June 25 P11Jc Sunda} al MCCR Choru'e' 10 pcrlnrlll, 10:45 a 111 1919 Oeca 1ur. 861- 9149 • llOlJS I ON GAY & l I SBIAN PRIDI PARADI ' Grand Ma"hal' Su1it11nc Andcnon and Don Gil l 2. 00 p m \1.q" !'age I • PRIDI 11 s r •951 !·rec conceri lea ture' hut stars J·cm 2 h!lll and DaJat: .i 00.7 00 p 111 Map , Page I • I naJ1ng Duel Part) q' Leather/ I cv1 dJnce co hosted tn Sl A llou'· ~on dlld PJc1t1c S1rcc1 .7 10 Pa,1fH:. 52; 021 l • Atisolutc y J·ai'ulou~ Atter Parade P.1r1y J R s Bar and Gr II, 5 00 p m 80R Pac lie 511 2519 •After P.11.tde Beer Busl ~ontr,,se \11111ng C< 1111J.111y Hos Pac11. S oo HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 23, 1995 3 A QUALITY OF LIFE 'ALTERNATIVE WHAT IS VIA TICA TIO ? Yiatication is the process through \\hich a person living \\Ith a terminal illness can recei\e a cash payment from the face Yalue of their insurance po lie). WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A VIA TI CAI SETTLEMENT? Generally, to be eligible for a viatical settlement )OU mus! have a documentable terminal illm:ss, and life insurance coverage in ellher an indi\ idual term, \\hole life. or a group policy HOW MUCH IS MY POl ICY WORTH? I he \alue of your life insurance polic) ma naucal sdtlemem ts determined b) the specifics of ) our po lie) and your unique medical situation. Not e\ cry policy 1s suitable for \ iatieation., but scttlcmem ofli:rs t) pically range from 60 pcrcem to 90 percent of a policy's face \ aluc, depending on the specifics of your policy and mcdical history, HOW DOES A SI TTLE:-..1E!':T WORK? With )OUr \Hillen permission, \\e galh.:r medic.11 and m<urancc n:eords \\1lh \\h1ch to dc-tc-nmnc­your policy's \alue l hen, a settlement offer is presented to you, You may ah\a)s decline the olfrr \\ilh no obligation \\hatsoc\er Should you acccpl the offcr, payment 1s made dm:cll) to )OU You pay nothing clsc on your policy and you O\\C us nothing. IS VIA l'ICA llNG MY POIICY 11 IF RIGllJ CIIOICE FOR ME9 Many factors 1110ucncc whether naticating your life insurance policy is the best financial alternative aYailablc to you. Linked Benefits can discuss all of the factors with you and your family in person, in detail. and can recommend an experienced Certified Financial Planner to assist you in planning the best outcome for your unique financial situation. HOW IS LINKED BENEFITS DIFFERENT? ·1 oday, many companies ofTer viatical settlemcms, doing business only by bulk advertising and 1-800 numhcrs. They transfer your insurance and medical records by mail. and do business from another stale. At Linked Benefit\. \\C mainta111 that you should he assured of complete confidentiality and the best possible service by \\Orking \\ith us in person, fi1ce to fae<! Linked Benefits is the onl) gay owned and operated \ ialical company 111 I cxas. We arc a part of the communily and shan: our knowledge of the Yiatical sen· ice business\\ ith you By working \\Ith you in person, but at the saml! lime having access 10 naiiom\idl! financial resources, wl! arc able to obtain (3) thrcl! individual bids on your lite insurance policy. unlike other , iatical scttkmcnt companies \\hich only quote a company bid \\'e are then able to present the highest of the 3 bids 10 you. Our company docs not recommend an in-house, one prkl! hid We ''ork for you so you get thl! most \d.lill. '0 FU S. '\() PRFSSl RE. >->· - LINKED BEXEI~ITS p 111 ~2'1 7488 Q) 0 F • 0111c1a ,\l(l'I Jest Part~ DJ John e Q; s 101, sp111s rcconh from 1he 70's and C C ~ . \ \'iwical .'lc.rt·1cc Compw1y a cu e so, at Nu111hcrs s oo 11 oo p 111 ~ (5 Police u ,"-'11 \\rL_·s··i·ilL_J\ll·'.I' ~' !·'. _">(),"-' \umhers lOU Wes1he1mer 529· - D l. • - - ' •') • <') 69 79 Ilm sTo\, TE.\s 77006 • 1 c111pk presen" 'The Nellie Weslheimer -:rm Rihhon I ncnre Pany," Special ll:IU (800) 275-3090 (713) S?..1...,-6777 guest Rotella, 7 00 p m , Rich'• ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7~9 9601> 4 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 23. 1995 Bicknell Plumbing Co. ~ Woman Owned & Family Operated 24 Hour Emergency Service* City Wide *Plumbing Repair * Complete Sewer Service • Back flow Certification 49 Years Experience 649-6161 7lnt{~;!.!i' s A Bed and Breakfast Friendly and Casual.. A quiet retreat among trees, with a pool and hot tub, only 2 115 blocks to the harbor • gourmet breakfast included Spacious Honeymoon Sute, Mast9t' SLite & Guest House Corpus Christi r~H~ , ' Rockport . A . ICJMl/I 732 S. Pearl SL ~ ~'s.-Fol rH8'Vl tiof11 cat ...... _, 512/729-6100 ... and Recovery start? Recovery begins with a simple phone call to PRIDE & SOLUTIONS. Founded eight years and 3,500 graduates ago, P RIDE is the nation's fi rst and only accredited alcohol and drng treatment center devoted exclusively to lesbian, gay and bisexual patients. At our Southern California treatment center, patients heal from depression anxiety and eating disorders. We a lso treat HIV I AIDS related stress and grief and other self destructive behavior·s. CALL US. WE WILL HELP. M,•(/l( oro uncl ,\I nst 1--isurunce Accept(}.</ D· pre ,;sion and An:uely Drugs ancl Alcoflo/ 1-800-DIAL GAY 1-800-54-PRIDE 1 - 800-342- 5429 1-800-547- 7433 The Lovett Inn Jacu1.zi Suitcs • Contmrntal Breakfast Pool• llot Tuh • Color TV • Phones Walking Distance to Clubs and Excellent Hcstnurants Central Location .md Clo'" to the Galleria and \ ledical Centrr (713) 522-5224 t;OJ L.,,.n U. ·.d · n lX ·w, 000/179-~4(0ut.i...Jr: 11.,u.:1.,n, 713/528-6700 FAX ISSUE 765 June 23. 1995 Published Fridays Estab'1shed 197 • as the Houston f.Aontrose Siar, re-establl&hed 1980 as tne Hous.ton Montrose V~ changed name to The New VOtCe 1n 1991 mc:orporabng the New Orleans Crescent City Star re-establtshed Oecembef 1 1993 as the Housten Vaoce 811 Westhe1mer Suite 105 Houston, Texas 77006 (713) 529-8490 (800) 729-8490 Fax (713) 529-9531 COntent5 copyngh 1995 Office Hours 9aM-5 30pll' weeKdays Tad NP.I f'n bl .._, Jack Le nard yet'9'9i , .. 0., Matthew Penmngtontprcduct1on manage:' EDITORIAL DEPARTMCNT Shen Cohen Darbonne/editor Tad Nelson/entertainment ed1tot STAFF WRITERS Vada Carroll Bob Ainsworth Jon Hamson Javier Tamez. Glen Webber CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Andrew Edmonson. Richard Mohr. John Reed. Jazz Paz Chns Lambert Kerry Kadell 8111 O'Rourl<e CARTOONISTS David Brady Leanne Franson Robert Kirby Cal Meyer PHOTOGRAPHERS Steven Oavtd, Gabnel\e Tran ADVERTISING SALES DEPARTMENT Carolyn A Roberts. Susan Scott Galves1on1Carolyn A Roberts CLASSIFIEDS & PERSONALS Maggie Brallci< NA TtONAL ADVERT&SJNG RE PRE SE NT ATM Rlvende!IM~ P 0 Box 511!1 WMU'191d NJ (1l08) 132-2021 Nobt::ett~ ..... ~ ... ICheOAe hretwe ... ..,.ctrwe Jan '7 1994 .fJ~ or CZ!ln'lpiMe feproQ..dlon OI' ""'1 ~ f'llw1 a'tlde or frature ec:q °'~tram lhe Hou.eon Voce• IPICl'icalty ptCJhbced b)' ,.,... ....... .()pnons ti.pr9:Uee1 by CQUnniltl OI CM100nlStS •• not nee. "8arlty thoMOl'l'e~~Olltsmll'#id .... HNne no bbafy kw c.cn.ni: e.pressed 01.nplled cl NMt .-tOn or .~...C..,l. f~~OI'~ nMIOlftctownlt'lll ~.on al IN rwn."' pNJtOCP'llPh ol.,.,,, pet'IQft .. OI' glf'll.Zation n 9tdes,,, ~ .-i 1tw Hou11on voe:. 11 na1 '° b9 CCW'l:SlrU9d .. rtt rdlGllD'1 ol the .... ual Of....W.:JOn d MdpOfS(ln)l'~af,i()n The epp.sarance ol ad~I °' op..,,. t~Pfeued lherWI 00 not C()Mdule -1 endortemel'll °' '1-*llUe by The Houilon Voice ot lh II.rt HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 23. 1995 5 Attendance, responses vary at Spectrum '95 events TM II , chaired b) Debo­rah Bell and moderated h) Linda Morales. noncthc ­Je.., s go1 down 1('1 hu,1ncs!I, pa,sing quickly and "'"h veq minima d1,cus ­c; ion the three re~olu­t1on~ dealing ""1th max1- mi1ing local ga~ and !es · b1an economic strength and clout and a total of II rcsolutrnn" proposed hy tran~gcndcr activ­ists Participating rcpre Rap duo and concert act "DV-8" muR scnta11'c' of the Hous­/ or lht pun whilt gi\.'ing awa\ CD ·s ton Transgcnder Caucus (photo b.' Gabrul TJ appeared thrilled at the the origina Town Meellng ••1·vc been v..a11mg 10 )ears for this•• stie said Noting tha1 plans are already under wa) for a Spectrum "96. Bour~eOI' gave!'. an opt1m1st1c O\er\ IC\\ 1he sue cess of the Buo;rne"'" f\po . m term" of both 1urnou1 and exh1b11or feedback . 1s encouragrne and ins.p rin~. he ... aid . and the organ•zcrs t:ave learned \ alu able le\!101~ to n1.:orpou1e tn lhe coming year "' p 1anning 1 he Spec­trum organ1za11on. like 01her e\cnt commtttees , w 111 hold var1ou!I, fun· draism~ even1' 10 pa) orr lhe 95 debt and to raise seed mone~ for ncx1 year he lia1d Di-.·trst businesses hawA gimmicks , gadgttJ and lou of One of the scheduled good wi/110 tht llouston gay and lesbian comm1mlt\' at lht acts a1 the Concert of the Bu11neS> £.<po (photo b.Y Frank Parsln) Stars. the Ga) Comedy uncontC\ICd VOtC\ Transgender acll\l'>I\, 1hwaned m recent efforts at lobb) 1ng local. state and national ga) r11;ht\ orian1za11onli to specifically include their commu­nity and us issues, emerged a dominant force at TM II The conference pas.ed resolution\ 1iupport1ng pol1t1cal inclu'\ion of 1ran1;,gendered penons in the gay/lesbian cnmmunll) and inclu· sion in proposed hate crimec;, leg1sla- 11on. along v.ith JHO\ 1s1,1n ... of the • I nternalional 8111 ol Gender Rights" Other rc,olution' adopted support education .uhout tran!'. gender issues for )OUth, resource and support nrgan1zatwn, , sens1tn­ll) trarning on transgender t!'.!'.Ue\ for \OC1al service agencies and health :.er\'ice pr<H1dcr' and tncrea,ed effort, to 1mpuH e re lat mhh1ps Wit~ law. enforccmen1 groups and rclig1ou' rights for 1hc transgendered commu· nit). a .. ~ c:ll as a resolut10n dedarmi! ••union of purpose .. in wor~inJ toward the repeal of Tt\as Penal CoJt' StalUIC' 21 06 A ... the meeting closed. a 1eary Ph)lll' I r)e. llou,ton attornc) and long- time tran,gcnder advoc a1e recalled the de teat ot ,1m1 ar Jl an ks at Speclrum 96 '"II be held m earl) June instead of du 1ng Lesbian and Gay Pride Week and will not include a Town meet­ing. Bourgeois ... aid . addmg that a num· bcr of communit) groups. have alread~ expressed an in1ere't tn 't\Ork1ng on the (Continued from Page I) event Despite smaller than an11c1pated numhen for some events. dissatis­faction seemed nowhere in eyidence among the Jubilant throngs who whisked through the pride symbol festooned booth' nn Sunday afternoon, gather mg giveaway trinkets and informa- 1ion on community businesses, serv­ices and organizations Organ11.eri. estimated that a total ot 2000 people turned out for the day" events w11h the lar~e't numbers tour mg 1hc 'pread of business organiza 11onal and art boo1hs Allcndance at most Speaker Forum events met or exceeded presenters' e'pccta1ion\ But what might ha"·e been the most popular work..,hop ~ focu-.ing on •• starting Your Own Busi­ne'' ·' had 10 he canceled due to illness ol 1hc:- sc.:hedu lcd pre,en1er Maga11nc puhll\her M J Reich \'1uory 1 McKean - Jam team of Scou Ken-ned) and Ke"·in Maye. al"'o had to be can­celed The duo v.a!'. unable to get a flight out ot Vancouver to make it in 11mc for the show, according to Bourgeois Just under 1000 concert tickets v.ere sold and the opening crowd \\as enthusias­tic and anima1ed, hut the e'.\tended event (performances ran overtime by more than an hour) \aw its audience 1rim down as the night wore on Town Meeting Fewer than 35 people wound up taking part in Tov.n Mee1ing II, a communit) planning meeun~ around w.h1ch the mi­t ia l 1nspira11on for Spectrum had cvol\'ed Patterned after the historic Town Mce11ng ot 1978, 1n which an esti­mated 4000 people put1c1pated. TM JI drew. only a handful of part1c1pants who "ere noi directly 1nvol\ed in either 1he \tructuring ol the C\Cnl or prepa­ra1wn ot '\everal pre\·10u'I) relea\ed propo,al' on !he a~enda Housron arllsl l\ermlt Eu~nhu1 at Sp•ctrum 9< 4rt E.ipo lphoro b1 Gabriel T J CELEBRATE YOUR PRIDE BOY TOY DANCERS MONDAY & TUESDAY HONKY-TONK OPEN POOL & JUKE BOX $2.00 CUERVO SHOTS 75¢ SCHNAPPS WEEKEND POWER HOURS MALE STRIP CONTEST SUNDAY lOPM WEDNESDAY llPM NOON TO 5PM WITH $1.50 WELL AND LONGNECKS HAPPY HOURS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 2PM TO 8PM • SATURDAY 5PM TO IOPM • SUNDAY 5PM TO 8PM 2303 RICHMOND 520-1861 6 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 23. 1995 WE WLL BE OPEN SUN, JUNE 25 PARADE DAY 11-6 BASIC BROTHERS INVITES YOU TO JOIN US AS WE WATCH Tt£ PARADE IN FRONT OF OUR STORE WESTHEIMER & COMMONWEALTH BASIC BROT HOUSTON, TX GAY/LESBIAN PRIDE MERCHANDISE • T-Shirts • Flags • Caps • Windsocks • Jewelry • Spinners • Magnets • Decals BOOK-SIGNING EVENTS Deb Price & Joyce Murdoch Syndicated Journalist Deb Price and partner Joyce Murdoch will rAad from and sign copies of And Soy Hi t, roy• :e 'n Monday, June 26 at 7:30 P.M. a· j• ssroods Marl:et ll< • ;tore A free reception will 1mmed1ate/y follow• Robert Bernstein Spec10/ PFLAG Speaking Event ond Recept on pu:.AG "lot oral Vice PreStdent and author Bob Bernstein W' I speak ond Stgn copies of Straight Poref''s/Goy Children on Thursday, June 29 at 7 PM ~ Bering Merronol United Methodist Church 1440 Harold Street. Houston Save on these excitmg books with your IQ Cardi Crossroads Market & BOOKSTORE 610 West Alabama. Houston (713) 942-0147 Open Monday lo Solutday 10 9 Sunday Noon to 6 G y Today by Glen Webber ,- Gay Pride Notebook , Pa rt IV Welcome to week four of GAY PRIDE MONTH The excllement ts in the air. It 1s time to remind Houston who we are. We are no longer going to Sil back and he verbally abused or physi­cally auacked any more Our strength 1<. in our numhtP. and our commun11y is thousands strong The succes. ol the Spectrum ' 95 Bu mes!'! E..xpo made me realize something Not only do we have ff'>wcr though voting. we have power through the almighty dollar. We are empowered by who \l.e do busrness Wllh. At Spectrum 95 , there were busi­nesses who clearly wanted our money and support They were saying to us that we are important, that our needs can he met . and our problems can he "'lved . They showed us they were gay friendly I know there were other busi­nesses that were atra11J to sho'-'" up They "ere alra1d ul going puhltc with then supporl That's line. but it a bus•ness 1s afraid to come out pub hcly and ask tor my bustness I'll be afraid to give them my mone)' We need to update our hsl ul g3} friendly busi­nesses. then remind ever)one ehe that our quote large disposable income w1 I go to those busrnesscs on the lt51 Think ol every dollar you spend a~ a vote AnJ don't ever forget to think Gay hrst." As w~ celebrate with our pataJc we al so need 10 rcmemher that v..c are he1ng watche\J and Judged We are om.:c again shov. ing 1hc v..urld v.e- arc parl nf 1he Wt'rld comrnunll\ II s 1mpor tant that we Jress to he comfortable due I.> the hcdt Hut plc.1sc ~cep the llal 1oween outllts 111 the closel until Hal' "cen I e1 ' s party and let ' s have c ur nelltc rrbhons But person­ally I 'm •ns ulled h) those v.ho come oul 1n outrageous oull1ls 10 auract a11ent1on This 1s not Che umc lo do 11 !·or the sake ot all the hard worltng adalts "ho "'ant to he taken seriously "'h"' v.ant to be Gay and Proud, now 1s the t111e t act responsibly. The day of the pa•ade 1s also a tune to remember our lrtends . I frequently thrnk of my friends "hu can'1 be here to celetirale ""1th us I rememhcr meet 11g m} good lrrend ~11le I etlcur. during our parallc many )cars ago. lie \lioas one of 1hu:-.c handsome men who attracted people "'1th his beaullful smile and warm personal11y . We talked on the phone every day. He taught me how to relax and enJOY the party. Hos death was the firs t o f my close friends . I remember George Blair. for yea rs my work out pa rtner at the gym. He was o ne of those hand­some well built men without an once of a1111ude He inspired me with the success he achieved hoth person ally and professionally, and we shared a comparable sense of humor. He was the best friend anyone could ever hope to have . I remember Norman Guuman, a political powerhouse, who never hesitated to speak hi!'! mind ~ and demanded to be respected a' a gay man Ile also threw fabulous parties and had the mos1 diverse and unusual group of friends I've ever seen lie wa~ intelligent, educated, well 'Pokcn and proud of who he wa" and he taught me a Jot about who I was Or. John Conti wa' my friend \lllCt we were young adults in San Antonio. lie was a Marine Corps doctor, a lover of music and a hody builder who taught me to me to take care of my body as well as my mind. He was very funny We always laughed and had a Joyous tome together lie brought a lo"e of life to everything he did . Our paths crossed over the years 111 many different t.:11 1es. and I loved him very much , And of course Kelse Anderson, who I shared my hfc With for l'J years. Jl c V..3S a quiet man who'e acrmns spolc louder that v.ords While we led ~cparate lives mos1 (lf lhc 11111e, ihe b'''H.I be1ween u, , the support we gave each 01her and the love we shared will never he forgotten lie taugh t me more than I II ever rememhcr. lhcrc are, ol t.:ourse man} more h1endo;;h1p' that made me who I am today. Among them was ~gt l conard Matlov1ch . 1he tusl openly gay sol · d1er, who lost his career hut gained a sclt·respecr that carried him 1hrouch life lie told me w never sh) away from the truth . and that s a lesson I ' ve linally learned all these years later. Another was Bob Damron founller ot the Damron Gay Guide. who brought me to San f·ranc1sco in 1981. 10 \lioork lor h1111 on puhhshrng the Guide book. What a dear man lie was very giving. and v.c stayell friend~ unlll his 4.lc.tth . Ile malle traveling the gay thing lo dn So cnJOY the parade, pany w11h your friends hoth here and 111 your heart, anll he proud And give me a hug when you 'ec me Houston, TX noo1 (WahingtOfl • White •• ·""-' SludernOfll & HOUll°" Ave.) AMPAIGN FUND ~~ Ryan White Renewal Threatened rhe R)an While CARI Act" the lead tng source ol federal funding lor the care ol people with lll\'IAJDS. Th" hie-saving help '"II run ~ut in Sep temher It Congress docs not act no" to renev. the program Senator Jesse Helms IR !'CJ ha' put a hold on the CARI· Act. threatening to stall the hill until it e:qHre!i., Congre ... , mu'1 act now w CO\Ure that people! wuh 1!1\'1A!DS get the help the) need Sen­ate ~atnrll) I cader Bob Dole (R·Kan) has co spo nsored the hill He can ovc1 rnJe Jlehn1;,' hold and hring the bill 10 the Senate !!nor for a \.'Ote Thi' I' no time to 1etreat on AIDS. The Center' lor D1sea1;,e Control ha' reported that AIDS " the leading ~illcr ol all American' aged 25-44. ·1 he federal government ha' a respons1h1l1t} 10 help qate~ and c1t- 1e!i. address th1., national health en· SIS A poll comm"stoned b) the Human R18hl> Campaign l'und lf!RCF) lound that 77 3 of American' favor 1ncreas1ng or rna1n1ain1ng tederal tund1n,g for A IDS care !'he Ryan Whtte CARE Act pro' ides nec.:c,sar) federal support w hlle allow 1ng local commun1t 1es 10 decide how dollars are best spent. A' llR C I• 'talleis light for the CARL A<t on C'ar110J 11111 SC"nato1 Dole and the re\I nt Cong ress must hear from the rnaJlHll)' nl Americans who support II . Urge -~ma r e MaJortt) Leader Rob­ert Dole tt1 hrmg the R}an Wh11e CARI Ad (S 641) tn the Senate fll'Of for a vote Call Scna11>r Dole at (202) 224 6521 '"' l11m at (202) 224 8952 or write to hrn1· The Honorahle Robert Dole 141 Hart Senate Office Burld· ing, tln1ted Slates Senate, Washing ton DC 20510 Urge your Senators aod Repre· 'entatl\'e to support 1he R) an White CARI Act and oppose an) cut< rn AIDS fund ng Call them. Dial the l'.S. Cap· 11ul at (202) 224 3121. 1r )OU aren t sure v. ho ) our SenalOrs and Re pre· scntat1vc arc, JUSt asl the sv.;1tc.:h· hoard operator When you are ~on nected 10 your Memher ·s office, asl to 'real tn the >taller "ho handles AIDS 1ssui: s. Wrlll' to lhern. Include )'OUr nanH! and address. and send your politely worded letter to: The Honor able (Senator) ti S. Senate, Wa,h - 1ngton , DC 20510, or The Honorahle {Rcpresental i\ e), l S House of Rcprt:scntat1ves, Washington DC 205 15 . I ax and e marl them Call and asl for their fa\ number" Somt:' Mem· bero;; of Cong re'' have gone on-line, so a'l for lheir e·mall addrcs~es as \I.ell. Cop) this Actrnn Alert column for ~our lricnd' and ask. them to help too The more R) an Wh11c \Upponers ( ongrcss hears from, 1he >ooner thl" vita l funding bill will he renewed For more informa11on 1 call HRCF, Our l·ederal Ad1ocac) :-letl'Ork O·AN) will pr<n1de information on contacting your elected offrcrals Call (202) 62 -4160 or l'flte FAl'i at llRCI . PO Bu\ 1396, Wash1ng1on !)(' 200 I 3 . Th e Human Right' Campaign Fund (llRCF), the nation" largeq le>b1an and gay polrtr<al organization, w.orks 10 end d1,cr1m1na11on 'ccure e 4.1ual 11~hts. and prlllec.:1 the heallh and safe1~ of all Americans lo JOlll, call (800) llRCI (777-4'23' The Houston Voice welcomes well-written, insightful and to-the-point commentaries for our opinion/editorial pages. We also welcome "counterpoint" articles that represent a different view on the issues approached in articles we have already run. We reserve the right to edit for length, format and clarity. The views expressed in guest commentaries and letters to the editor published in the Houston Voice are those of the writers. We seek to provide a broad-based forum which reflects the varying points of view of our rich and diverse community Selection for publication is at our discretion. Send articles to: fhe Houston Voice, Attn. : Editor, 811 Westheimcr, Houston, TX 77006, or fax to 713-529-9531. 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Clinton apologizes for White House glove flap (Coniinucd from Page I) On Sunday aflernoon, pro1es1- ers upset by 1he 1nciden1 re1ali· a1ed by decoraling 1he While Hou>e fence wilh lhe offending i1ems. The group. which reponedly had JUSI Jef1 1he line of a Gay Pride Parade. chanied • 'hame, shame" and festooned 1he black iron fence men! several of !he par11c1panis were subjec1ed 10 al 1he enirance gale of 1hc While Jlouse II was wrong," Clin1on sa1<t in 1hc Jcuer, according 10 Terzano Clinion said 1hc mecling had been produc1ive, and he looked for· ward 10 working with 1he gay lead ers in 1he fu1ure wiih rubber glove> Some gay leaders bave accused . d Clinion of dis1anc1ng him\Clf The galfe wa- viewc a~ par11cu- from a cons111ucncy 1hat sirongly Jarl} offe~sivc. because lhc Clin- , supponed him in ihe 1992 presi­ion adm1n1s1ra11on has b~astcd of dcn1ial race after he iook a poli11- 11s AIDS Policy .O ffice s work- cal pounding over 1he issue of place AIDS educa11on effons, and allowing gays in ihe mlliiary. because the CJinion .•s due 10 Many gay ac1ivis1s have been announce a newly appornicd AIDS angered by ihe adm1nis1raiion's advisory panel !his week. receni decision no1 10 inlervene in a "I wan I 10 apolog ize for 1he inap Supreme Court case involving gay propria1e and insensi1ive 1rea1 rights . ''•' '' silencetocelebration HOUSTON GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE WEEK 1995 804 PACIFIC • 805 PACIFIC • 808 PACIFIC • 810 PACIFIC SATURDAYS 800PACIFIC BLOCK PARTY 75C WELL DRINKS 804 PACIFIC • 805 PACIFIC • 808 PACIFIC • 810 PACIFIC HOUSTON 1 400 ,000 attend San Francisco parade By ELIZABETH WEISE FOR THE HOUSTON VOICE SAN FRANCISCO, Monday, June 19 (AP)·-The city's 25th annual gay pride parade was full of firsts this year-for some surprised tourists, a few new participants and the event itself. The parade, led by Candace Gingr­ich, the lesbian sister of House Speaker Newt Gingrich, drew 400,000 marchers and watchen. "You go, girl!" a woman shouted to Gingrich, who road in a converti· blc purple Ford Mustang "You tell your brother we love you!" "This is San Francisco," Gingr ich said over the roar of the crowd. "This " the mecca of outness. It's great." This year for the first time, a TV sta­tion broadcast the event, officially named the "Lesbian, Gay, Bisex­ual, Transgendcr Pride Celebra­tion," live. San Francisco's inde­pendent j(OFY TV went 2 hours over its allotted two-hour broadcast because it proved so popular, the station sau.J Another first-time participant was Navy Lt Cmdr Zoe Dunning, who learned last week that the gov crnment is dropping its efforts to drum her out of the military for hontoscx uu Ii ty. "I never felt safe hefore, I was in the middle of litigation . This is the first tune I've felt free to be part of my community.'' she said, as she walked with me111hers of the Alexan­der Hamilton, San l«anci<co's gay 1 American Legion post. The gay and lesbian alliance from San Leandro High School screamed out their school cheer and waved <igns that read: "School's Out-And So Am I" "We're the firs t high school to be in the parade The response has been really, really great," said junior Julie Morris. Off to one side of the parade route, 17 protestors waved s igns readi ng "God hates fags," "AIDS c u res fags" and other anti -gay messages. "The whole thing is calculated to warn this evil city that they're going the way of Sodom," said the Rev. Fred Phelps, whose Topeka. Kan , church group made its first appearance at the march . Four people were arrested. Three had thrown eggs or tried to throw eggs, a fourth managed to jump two of the barricade lines before police tackled him. The group left after police told them officers were having diffic u lty protecting them from the crowd Desp ite Phelps, the parade flowed o n , fea turing marc h ing bands, floats, squa re dancers, unicyc li s ts and s tolt walkers. The crowd roared at the a rrival of the West Hollywood Checrleadcrs - 12 men wuh bog hair, big pompons and short skirts . A group of bicycling lesbians, naked from the waist up, carried signs iden t ifying them as "Scruffy Dykes On Clunky Bikes ." • 'CJ karl I. 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No physical training required. We're not amateur cops or security guards, just ordinary m en and women like YOU who are w illing to make a d iffere n ce for o urselves and o u r community. We need m ore v o lunteers to walk o r d rive with us. F o r a c o mmitment o f just ONE night a MONTH you can m ake a difference; even save someone's Hfel Join Q Patrol now! Member of the Houston Police Deparlment Citizen's On Patrol Program From Celebration To ... ? Since last week., when we ran the "Silence 10 Celebracion" logo of Houscon Gay and Lesbian Pride Week 1995 on our fronc page, we al che Hous· ton Voice have gotten a few unex­pecled inquiries The more surpris· ing quescions were along che line of, "Whal is char ching, anyway?" The more thoughc·provoking: • Whac's it supposed to mean1" The "Silence 10 Celebracion" theme, adopced by several ci11e;' Gay and Lesbian Pride Week coordina· cors for 1h1s year's observances, of course refers 10 che long crek from the dark ages of universal closers, scan· dal and secrec societies 10 che pre· sumably free, open and "gay· friendly" i 990"s. There is cercamly much 10 celebrace about coday's cultural freedoms and che progress won through che visi· bilicy of ou1-of-the·close1 gay men and lesbians at every level and in every corner of sociecy But a quick look al the headlines of the day remmds u• chat much work remains to be done before we can truly escape che crappings of a vo1ccle~s past. The desperate a11cmp1s of a young gay man to come oul publicly (and to defend a friend branded across the nacion as a pedophile becau•e offi· c1als at first suspecced he was 18, nor 16) are std! being smochercd by the outr gc:lUo,; claims of his parentS and ocher> in che media. Last week ac che While House, a dele· gat10n of gay and lesbian fLECTED OFFICIALS were greeted hy Secret Service personnel who wore rubber gloves •for protection" when checking che groups' belong10gs and shaking hands In a scate to che ease of chis one, where I spenc four racher confused years of my own life and 10 which 1·ve had occa· sional daydreams of re1urn1ng an expecced candidate for governor has suggesced cauooing IIIV-posi· rive people, and a legislacor has reporcedly introduced a bill allow· 10g killers of HIV-positive people 10 claim JUStifiable homicide if they feel threatened. And in every state, our community's political scrcngth and 10tcrcst in the gay and lesbian movement is dying down. at the same time as the strength and organ· izat1on of groups whose very exist· ence 1s dedicated 10 denying us our rights are at an all·t1me high As we cake a long, close look al che theme and logo of I!ouscon's Gay and Lesbian Pride Week '95, we can take stock of bolh our successes and our shortfalls. For many people in our community, "Silence 10 Celebration" 1s 001 che intended assessment of how far we have come as a community. from the pre-Stonewall era to the cultural ~uc­cesscs of today For too many. it ha description of a uans1iion rou· tmely made from day 10 nighc, or week· day to weekend 10 che confusion of a soc1c1y chat does 001 acknowledge our cx1s1encc and refuses to validate our relat1onsh1ps Hopefully, however, che mcan10g of that powertul theme will hit home for many during the cmocion-chargcd evencs of this weekend And hope· fully, afler !he celebration fewer will be concent fade back 1010 the 1llu· ~ory comfort of their silence, emerg­ing only to criticize others for speaking up . Kent, Washington welcomes 4000 gay-lesbian softball players KENT, Wash ., Thursday, June 15 (AP)-Some officials 10 chis south Sea11le suburb arc ready to welcome 4000 gay and lesbian soflball players 10 a mid·Augusc cournament cha! could bring Che commun11y as much as $4 mil· lion . But Mayor Jim While say• he will not be available that week and .. won't be here to welcome them," The Catch the Spirll World Series, scheduled Aug 14·20 by chc North American Gay Amateur A1hlc11c Association, is .. one or the biggest rournaments we've ever hosted." said Kcnc Parks program coord10a· cor Gar> Quancz. "They're expcc11ng a huge curn· our,' Quancz S31d, adding, "The cuy well dcfinuely benef11 ·• White said he's nor sure !he event will be good for Kcnc Al che same 11mc, he said the organ1z.at1on 11 1' JU\t another group as far as I'm concerned. .• I'm not opposed to it if that's what you're asking" Buz Flem10g, "ho has chc concession concract for cny sotcball fields, s11d area merchants should be sure to make themselves available A small weekend 1ourn1men1 was sponsored here lase year b) chc Emcr· aid Cicy Softball A»oc1acion, a Seaule·based gay and lesbian league, she recalled "They are big spenders," Fleming said "They're very friendly, very happy." Last year's tourney didn'c have chc heavy compe1i11ve atmosphere of some such contests. she noted "These people are having fun •••• I enjoyed working wllh them," Flem· ing said Tournament director Gail Briuo s11d 3000 of che players will be from outside the area. mostly the l~ast Coasl. About 1000 rooms have been reserved at area hotch. .. The rooms should brrng an well over S500,ooo:· said courney crave! agenc Karen Farrell. •we anticipate well over 700 (rencal) cars, well over SI 00,000 ' Anocher $500.000 i' gorng rn air fare. The remaining m11l1ons are expected to be spenc on food, merchandise and entertainment. "They appear to have the bucks and chey wane co spend chem" Farrell said The group also is spendrng SJ5,000 to S20,000 for cuy field rencals, and has bough! a S5,500 lighlcd scoreboard that will be donaced to che cuy OPINION !Problems at Thomas Street need J to be addressed Guest Commentary By BAR WILSON A number of problems are routinely encountered by clients of che Harris County Hospocal Discricc's Thomas Screcc Clinic. FYI, Thomas Screec is chc D1slnct"s designated clinic where persons woch HIV/AIDS arc generally trea1ed What docs II mean. personally, to be treated at Thomas S1reet? Foremost. you mu>! quallfy by noc having any s1g n1fican1 financial resources . Admoccedly, che Clln1c's cond1· tll>n!-1 have improved dramat1cally over the past year, but there are s1gn1f· u:ant problems rn the areas of person· nel . drug 1rea1ment and dispensing 1ntcct1on control and confiden tially policy. and continuity of care All need co be addressed by che Discricc Personnel The very Ja1.;t thing that anyone wants to deal wuh I' an uncaring clerk with an actocude problem. far coo often, peo· pie who are 111 are seen cry mg. rn rage or qu1c1 frus1rat10n at some rude clerk's ac11ons . Adm111edly, there 1\ a system to el1m 1nate problem clerks. hut 1t 1s extremely involved and requires too much paperwork, with at least 1wo doc· umented viola11ons to gee nd of some supposed c1v1I servant who 1s not doing 1he1r Job . It 1s essen11al that the District initi· ate quality service se minars and 1nce1111ves for 1he clerks. Trainin~ 1he em pl oyee~ to understand that cl1e111s are people and are co be created profes swnally with some common cour tesy, or th at consequences. a swift term1na11on of employment. will loll ow Drug Treatment & Dis­pensing Thomas Scrcec has a number of prob lcms on drug dispe nsing. The first, if a c lient has a prescrip11on for a drug. 11 needs co be filled chcrc ac Che clinic. le 1s inexcusable for che Thomas Scrcec pharmacy noc co foll a PWA's prescrip twns because a particular drug 1s not on some arbitrary bureauc ra11c l is t of approved medo ca 11on s Add111on ­ally, che 11me waning on prescrip toons co be filled mighc JUSlify con uact ing the pharmacy to a priva te firm. I know of no private drugstore chat has "' high a number of employees nor 1s as slow in processing o rders Secondly, gee over having a problem dispensing pain medication to AIDS pallenh who are in pain. Exp lam to me, please. 1he problem in giving a term1 nal patient a habll forming pain killer'> h this some Ii.Ort of puritanical char· acter building exercise or what'! For mercy s sake, give these sick people the medication the) need to have some san11y and d1gn11y. and qull creating chem like chcy were drug fiends Finally. there arc ins1anccs w~cn I have heard o f Thomas Screec Physo· c1a n \ sta tin g of a private phys1c1an. " Ile t e nds to over med icate" and 1101 prcscr1he a ny thing for a c lient wit_h the \amc or similar symptoms as a pre · vale care patient Thomas Street's doctors are becoming known for under med1cacong cheir cloencs. I am not a phys1c1an, but ll seems obvious Chae a balance needs co be scruck here for che ul11mace healeh of these pacoencs Infection Control & Con­fidentiality Thomas Strec1's Adm1n1s1ra11on seems to care more for 1he confiden­tiali1y of their clien1s records than for cheir heal ch . Staff and volun1eers are not informed when client.., ha .. ·e for in"ilance. active cases of TB (or an) other contagious disease) This present' a problem when these clients. refuse to maintain 1ntc:ct1on control procedures. (wear their masks). Because of conf1den tial1ty you can be sitting next to ~ome ­one with ac11ve TB and no one know~ except the TB patient and l11s Docrnr This idwcy e'poses the remaining cl1· ents, along wuh the staft, 10 TB EthH:all) main1cnance ol confi~ dent1alll) is accessc.H) 11 a patient w11h an 111tcct10us disease v.111 not fol· low infection control protocol and thu:-. causes even potential spread of a disease It a client ts being treated at Thomas Street the) must accept rcspons1bll1ty tor their ov. n actions When a client break!<. rnlect1on proto· col they violate the covenant Con f1dent1al1l). a well 1n1entioned pract ice, 1s medically and morally unsupponable in this instance and che clienc population and scaff muse be protected aga1ns1 the:-.e v1ola1ors. Paranoia and pol111 cal co rre c 1- nc11;s do not make proper medical prac 11ce Continuity Of Care Most clients in further stages see a Siil · gle care provider who 1s familiar "-tlh their case . Clients who are onl)' in Tho4 mas Stree1 once every quarter do nol. Obvoousl>, work loads need co be dos· tributed 1n order that all clients sec a care g iver v.ho 1~ familiar v.Hh their case history' Let's Get Real My hac 1s olf co che people ac Thomas Scrccc Clin ic. Whac happens chcre every day is fairly miraculous. There are some very dedicated, really good people chere and I chank God chac Tho· mas Screec " chere for chis Commun11y. In shore, 1h1S " 1101 a blan~cc ondocc­menc of che Ilo,p1cal Discricc. Tho· mas Street Clinic, nor their adminis· 1rators employees or volunteers. h ·~ a sincere auempl to call attention to areas tha1 need improvement in Tho· mas .Screet Clln1c 1 \ \en1ces llowever, 11 ..., high ume that Thoma~ Street's cllen1s were treated profes· "onally b) all ot che cmplO) ees of che 11 <1'pllal [)151roc1 chac all PWA's pre~cript1ons are tilled 1n a reason able lime frame, that the clients and scaffs' health " noc endangered b) r1d1culous, pol1t1ca ll y correct confident1al1ty protocol and that a PWA can expect 10 meet a \ingle care g iver who I\ familiar to the: PWA and w11h has ca\e Your comments and suggesuons are welcome c/o the "Hous1on Voice" Your I IOUSTON VOICE appreciates your news lead or feature story ideas Call us (best time: Thursday or Friday) at 529-8490 [ WE TAKE TIPS! (Fax: 529-9531 ). 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As chairperson of mas~ communi­cations at San Antonio College . Daugherty helped launch thousands of journalbm careers He died Sat­urday at his Monte Vista area home "He took a medical leave in Janu­ary and hi< condition has krnd of been up and down the last four weeks," said Irene Abrego, a friend and SAC col· league "(His) house has been full of people for the last three days." Active in the fight against AIDS, Da ugherty was founding director of the San Antonio AIDS Foundacion His home wa> the first hospice fo r AIDS patients 1n 1he Alamo Cuy Daugheriy described his educa· tional credo as .. expect the best and accept nothi ng leh ... Born on May 15, 1943, m Mill Creek, Okla., the family later moved 10 Ard · more, Okla .. where Daugherly attended Plainview School He was valedictorian in 1961 Daugherty rece ived h is mute r 's degree in jou rnalism from the Uni­ver s ity of Okla homa in 1965 after receiving bachelor's degrees from Murray State College and South­eastern State College. He taught at Southeastern and Con­nors Stale College before JOinmg the SAC faculty in 1969. In his 26-year tenure at the commu­nity college. Daug h erty, while serving as an adv iser. helped trans .. fo rm the student newspaper, The Ran ge r, into a national ly recog­nized college publication Daugherty is surv ived by iwo sis- 1ers, The lma Whitson of Ardmore, Okla , and Lois Rolen of Ki ngston, Okla., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services a re scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday at San Antonio College's McAllister F ine Arts Cen· ter a nd 7 00 p m. F riday at the River r C ity Liv ing Church. 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The IO\\ monthly focs also cnlltle members to use all designated facilitics at the Watcrgatc \farina. incl uding pools. clubhouscs, sauna titnL'SS center and morc Other membership pri\ ilcgcs inc ludc safi:t) and sailing classes. lndi\'idual and corporatc mcmbcrships arc a\'ailablc cv munltY ()raanlzatlvns ~---E;;.__~_e_tl_n _13vard __ ____, Eyes For Bette Davis I'hc producers of an upcoming local production Elizaheth Fuller' s stage play, "Me and Jezebel," are look111g tor Bette Davi~ memorabilia for the show s Southwest Premiere here Posten. l1fe · s1zc cut-outs. 8x.JO photo!<., trinkets knick knacks -con trihutc anything Bette Davis . and you ' ll get an acknowledgment in the program tor the July 5 -31 run at New llc1glu~ Theatre . according 10 The rompany We Keep fhc producers are also offering com munlly organ11at1ons an easy way to raise $500. SIOOO or $1500 in one night hH de1a1h , call Lee Harrington at 523 · 9000 Thank You Parties rwo local community organ1za ~ lions recently held apprec1at1on par ties to recog1111e hard working vol unlccn. anc.llor officers On June II, NAMI'S Project Houston held an apprecra11on party at KAO's Restaurant to thank volunleers and pan1c1pan1s in the recent AIDS Memorial Quoit Display at Houston ' s George R . Browm Convenllon Cen· ter . During the event a special award the ttrst ever NAMES PrOJCt:l 1acket from 1hc San Francisco national organ11a11on ~ wa s presented tu lluu ,.1ou ,"'J;trne\ Pr0Jec1 •s Pete Mar 1111c:1 111 1pprl"c1al1on tor hrs years of wod. wuh the Quilt . /)a\·1d Jaclr.Jon <·o·cha1r a/ ucent Quill duplav m llnusron . pre.untJ Prlt' Mor11nez wllh special ~1/1 at NAMFS Pro1e<1 \.'alunteer part_r Bowling Leagues Report Standings The Inner Loop Sunday Evening League reports the followrng s tan ­dings. Strcky Wickets is in first place, Another Ex is second and We Hate This Game is third . High Scratch game of 228 was bowled by Bob Roberts and series of 620 by Chm Bcnneu for the men. For the women High Scratch game or 191 and series of 560 was bowled by Judy Hat­field. For League info, call Tom at 522· 9612. The Mon1rosc Monday Night Men's League reports D1v1sion A standings or Four Blonde Beavers on first place, Lube It or Lose II rs second and Doggre Style Too rs third . Division B rs headed by Party of Four, and second rs Strik­ing Beau11e< Third place is taken by Duck Sau'3gc High Scratch game of 236 wa> bowled by Chris Bcnnel! and scrre> ot 610 by Gardy Harvey. For more onto call Gardy at 641 -5424 The Montl•y Nrte Women ' s League reports Legal Insanity rs on first while Karla Rand/,., fight , PWA Coalition llouuon tH'cutn' t board mrmhtr, prr.ftnl.J plaqur of apprrc1at1on rn paH prtHdrnt Ja't Sltmmer The People Wrth AIDS Coalrtron of Houston honored past president Jay Slemmer for his six years of service to the organ11atu.rn on June IS , The event al'o was the '"" of lhe •• 1994 Boll Nap olr Award"" which honored Holly Patterson , Escle Pru11t and Ray West Transgenders Protest HRCF The three largeSl transgender rights organ1za11ons have agreed to tale J01n1 action in a pro1est ot lhe Human Rights Campaign l'und, lh< largest gay and lesbian right' nrganiza11on . local members nt 1he group' reported this week ll"s rune. Amc11ca1 • Trano;;. a;enJcr Natron and rransse,ual ~fen· ace will p1clc1 otnd tor hand out infor mallonal pa111phle1s s peaking our a g a111 ili t llRCT at tu11Jra1s1ng e vent-. throu~hout the t:oun1ry in response to the orgiln11a110n ' s pns1110n cH.lud ing tran,genJe rs fr om 1hc Empl oy · mcn1 Nnn D1scr1m1nat1on Act ( l·NDA) When chc l·NDA wa' lm.. 1 11111odui.:cJ in Congrcs" HRCJ· '"acmely "orked to have transgende" e xcluded from the language of 1hc lcg1sla11on " said .'larah De Palma of 11·.., Timc1 Texas 111 a ..ra1ement On June 16, DePalma said "llRCI· did It again! A' a result . trans· gendered people have once again been e>cluded trom the protection offered h} !:NOA. ""The d1tterence I\ 1ha1 this lime t1ansgenders are not going to take this insult w11hout a flgh1.'' 1he statemenc c.:on t1nue, , Can't Bowl Straight is second, Maybe, Maybe Not rs third and That's All Folks is fourth, For info call Pat at 437-6218 or Marla at 862-3630. ' The Wednesday Nitc Mixers report firs t place rs taken by Tongue Wres­tlers. second place by Daisy Mac & The Seed and thtrd by Some R Some Rn 't. High Scratch game of 236, and scric. of 671 was howled by Rodney Seiler for th~ men and for the women. Terry Shannon bowled scratch of 203, and C.J. John­son series of 454. For more info call Tom at 522·9612 . Can dlclrghl No Tap Bowling rs '"hap pen ing" Saturday, June 24, at 8 :00 p m . at Palace Lanes . Call 522- 9612 for information . The Texa~ In vitacaonal Tourna­ment Commutce repons on over .. whelming response to the upcoming July 1 and 2, Tenth annual event. Capac- 11y for the tournament has been reached and anolher team short has been added co accommoda1c the ovcrOow For more info call Andrea at 447-8133 , or Tom at 522- 9612. 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Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that the organizers of a St 1 Patrick's Day Parade in Boston have a free-speech right to exclude a group of gay and lesbian Irish -A merican marchers The high court said the organizers' free·speech rights under the Const1- tution 's First Amendment takes precedence over a state public accommodat1on law barring dis· criminat1on balied on sexual ori entat1on on public place>. "'The issue in this ca~e .... whether "fa.sachusetts may require pri­vate c1t1zen.., who organize a parade 10 include among the marchers a group imparting a message the organizerc;; Jo not wi'ioh to convey,n "We hold that s uch a mandate vio­lates the Forst Amendment," he con­cluded The Irish-American Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Group of Boston sued after the parade's organizers, the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, excluded them on 1992 and 1993 from the parade that also com­memorates the March 17, 1776 , departure of Br111sh troops from Boston A trial judge called the parade a rec­reatoonal event open to the public and ruled that the gay and lesbian group cannot be excluded JU<t because ot n ... memhcrs· sexual ori­entation. The Massachulietts Supreme Jud1c1al Court agreed But Souter declared the state court wrong, holding that parades were a I form of consti t utionally pro - ' tected expression that convey a message to bystanders. If the gay marchers prevailed under the state law, then any group woth a particular mesuge would have the right to take part in the parade, he said That would v io late the First Amend ment 's fundamental rule that the government lacks the power to con trol the choice of a speaker "While the law is free to promote all sorts of conduct 1n place of harmful behavior. It 1~ not free 10 interfere with "'peech for no beuer reation than promoting an approved me,,age or discouraging a disfavored one however enlightened eother pur­pose may 'itr1ke the government,' Souter said He emphasized the dec1s1on was based on a commitment to p r otect free speech and expressed no view about the message conveyed by the parade's organizers on refusing to allow the gay marchers . 1 "Today's dec1s1on was not a broad pronouncement on the rights of gay 1 and lesbian peop le 1n American society ge nerally," a lawyer for the gay and lesbian rig h ts g roup, Mary Bonauto, said on a sta tement. " In fact the Court reaffirmed the basic principle that d1scrom1na- 11on against gay, le,b1an and bisex­ual people " wrong Instead, today's ruling is l1moted to a disagreement about what con\tllutes d1scr1m1 nation in th1~ very narrow and unique set of c 1 rcum\lance~." she said . Breakfast cial LU1Ch Special $4.95 Everyday • Mon tlTU Fri 11am ti ? See Us For BAL.NCH BREAKFAST • LLNCH • c:Jt..t.ER •DESSERTS 24 HOLflS A DAY 1100 W e stheimer Houston (713) 522- 3332 $2-95 6am-9am • MooTri 2 Pancakes • 2 Bacon 2 eggs (any style) Cl1 2 eggs · 2 bacon Hash Browns or Grits and Toast Choice of 3 Entrees Every Saturday and Sulday SUNDAY US af fer the Rally STAR'\TJDDEo sit"w We le'Phants wish you A HaPPY Gay Pride Day! with the _.Poyalty of E/ J's and Special Guests Vanessa Raye * af ia Lee Love 8 PM of1. r Sahtur4au. 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It's ''Gay-0-Rama"- a pride filled 1r10 of playle1s 1ha1 teams two top talents in local al1erna11ve theater-Joe Wans and Gerald LaBita The presen­tation share> a double bill 1h1s Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24 "11h Travis Made r's con sc1ou,ne's \\Ork "unconscious qud1es" a> the finale of this year's Beyond Desire Gay and Lesbian Performance Series. Performances begin at 8 00 p.m For Gay-o-Rama, Thea1erLaB 1mpressario L.aBita and Walls. of l he Group Theatre Workshop, \\ill present three short playle1s, featuring a 101al of five actors and focusing on gay and lesbian iden­tity and rela11onships Touch by David Demchuk 1s an affectionate look at l\\O gay lov ­ers as they ponder questions about keeping the erotic ablaze in their relationship. David Dukes and Chm Cra1gs make up the cast. Dukes and Craigs also appear in Walls' "Mornings,' with Becky Suzannt' Andt'rson 1s ft'alured tn .. S,crrl lflgred1rnt Byar> and Kim Sel\er. In this piece, a unique relationship between a lesh1an and a gay man wreaks havoc on their signifi cant partners "Secret 1ngredien1," star­ring this year's Houston Gay and Lesbian Pride Week female grand marshal Su1anne Anderson, traces a lesbian's odpsey from her Baptist upbringing in Tulsa to the March on Washington . The playle1 "as wruten by Ander­son's partner Judith \1eyer Tickets arc $12 ($10 for Dl\ersc­Works members, $7 for stu­dents) !·or rescrva11ons, call 228-0914 Cliru Criug and Da\>(d ~f nukes )hart' "momt'nt from rouch · h\ Da' td Dem (hut. oni• of lhrt't' short playlnr 111 "Ga) 0 Rama Junt 2J 24 at DnrrJt' Wurks TWO TEEttfiGERS ltt TWEttTY edited by Ann Heron These first person accounts by some forty young people will ease the way for other teens exploring their sexual identity, while providing valuable insight for adults who want to support them. TWO TEENAGERS IN TWEIYTY edited by Ann Heron S49'in bookstOl'et. or rnirn ttwsed wilhSI0.00 (p05tptid) toOfd« byrNil. Alyson Publications Dept. P-5, 40 Plympton St., Boston, MA 02118 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 23. 1995 15 16 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 23, 1995 -ALLEY THEATRE----- "This is simply the most VISIONARY, DARING, AND POWERFUL new play in ages." HouJIOn Chronicle ... Angels' 1s a MO:'l/UME~TAL ACHIEVEMENT, the work of a defiantly theatrical imagmatwn that has no parallel." Vanety co111C1i11.• mature and e.\p/icit subject marter. "THRILLING, WHOLLY SATISFYING." The Dalla.• Morning Nt"'s "DARING AND DAZZLING! The most ambitious American play of our time." l1t'ewJv.eek "One of the most COMPELLING productions in the Alley's history." llou.rton Chronicle "More COMPELLING in Houston than it was on Broadway." Au.uin-Amuicon Statesman "The Alley's 'Angels' will thrill you with its BREATHTAKING stagecraft and BOLD, HUMANISTIC vision" The Texas Triangle "OUTSTA."IDING performances by the entire cast. under INJ\iOVATIVE direction by Michael Wilson make Angels' a .ME:\10RABLE and E\1POWERING event." Thzs ~uk in Texas NOW EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 9 GOOD SEATS AVAILABLE Generously underwritten by Twelve Oaks Hospital 0 CoL !'v1edical Associates, P.A The C11/le11 Trust for the Pcrjim11i11g Arts TICKETS 228-8421 GROUPS 228-9341 615 TEXAS A VENUE • HOUSTON, TEXAS ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT Peters and Pops at the Pavilion Entertain­ment No tes Broadway film and recording art- 1...i Bernadette Peters takes to the >1age at the Cyn· thia Woods M11· chell Pavilion on l·riday July 28 at 8:00 pm. Pete" "111 perform her ond nom1nat1on came a sea ... on later when ~he co·starred \Hth Robert Pres· ton in Mack and Mabel In 1983 'he 'tarred in "Sunday in the Park w11h George ; · \\Tit· ten and directed b)' Jame-. Lapine and debut with the llou ... tnn S)m­phon) Pops under the d1rcc110n of her musical director rece1\"ed her third Ton) A"ard nom1 - nat1on tor Best Actre"' in a .\1us1cal . Btrnndtue PeteTJ will perform wuh Sht" then starred 10 the /louno11 Pops Julv 28 m C\nth•a WoodJ Muchell p 0 , 116011 Song and Dance and won the Tun} Award and JHJ1115t Man in Laird wllh drum- 111e1 C'ubb) O'Brien The pro~ram wil l he announced from the stage tha t eve- 111ng Pt•tcts was horn 111 Otonc Park • .Ne" York and made her theatrical detrnt at age I~ 111 a road company of Gyp!l.y, play111g l)aint) June While rnll a teenager, ~he made her Broadwa} debut 111 lite Gori on the l;reud1an Slop 1n1t1all~ as an under<.,1ud) She then went on 10 perform 111 Johnny l'i'o· ·1rump and George M1 \I.Ith Joel Grn lier t r t of four Ton) A"ard nomrna· t1ons Y.3S recc1\ed tor a Broad\\.3} re\1\al ol Bcrnste1111Comden and Green s Musical On the Town Her 'iCC· lnr Bc~I Actress Pete rs has als..:> \tarred in 15 nun1es and has rc1.:01dcd l\Hl of her O\\.n albums and numcrou .. original ca'-l alhum'i l1c kct .. IO .. Bernadette Peter .. and lhc Pops" range m priu~ from $10-$25 and can he purchastd al 1he Pa' ll1on's new on s11.: 11ckc1 otf1cc, open ~!on day th1ough I 11da) trom 10-6 Sat· urda) trom 10 4, and con1.:ert da)'i through m1crm1 .. s10n l1ckct .. ma) aho he pur1.:ha,ed at all Tii.:ke1Ma~ter Tteket Centers, 1ncluJ1ng Block hu ... 1er Musn:. l·ole} 's, hes ta and Ran· dall< or b) calling 713 629-3700 Call the c, nthoa Woods M11chell Pa\111011 at in 363-3300 for further 111formation ut HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 23. 1995 17 "A BLOCKBUSTER MUSICAL!" -~.:!' J~,~!L~~~!rs OF THE YEAR LANDS IN HOUSIDN! M!ss Saigon THE Cl.ASSIC LOVE STORY OF OUR TIME ORDER ~OW! •GOOD SE.\TS A\J\.ILABLE! BEGI'.'\S JULY 16 • JO'.'\ES HALL CALL""" ~·.,.,..·:(713)629-3700(id•ysa ned..) Tilkets aho a\ailable al all Tklftma>t~r outlet-. Group> (20 or more) ull: f. 00-8 9-!\Hi (All .. Its""' 1uhject to ron-.nicnc.lh>ndling charg<>.) Tltt- ltoeston npgnncnt (J{ MIS) ~,\lt;O\ n a sulisaiptioo offering ol tk A9kTICID h prns Hointmi Bro.adwa'f '>trl(l. bl tp«UI an1ngntrnt •JCh dW' ~for tht Ptri'orm~ Arb. ot your ter to The OutVote Project plans to file for tax-exempt &latus this mon111 18 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 23. 1!;95 .... MAGNIFICENT AS ALL OUTDOORS! Ar flll- ( YN TH :A won us :0.11 I ( In I I I>\\ 11 Io:-; Friday. July 28 • 8:00 PM B~RNADET IF HI FRS AND Tiii POPS four umc fony Aw:u~ nominoucd actrns Bernadene Pctcn 1..oums among her Broadway crC"dm On tM Ttn1m \/•<* 0- ~lab~J. SunU, m '"' P4rk 11:1th &o7,' \Ont tf !l.znu Into tk W..ds •nd 11', ("'oJ~ Girl l1i.1s cc ebrounf pttformcr, whose work .also ranges •".'Om r.tms co popu~r rccordmg$. w1 I om forcn w1 • c Houscun 'iymphnny for an nc."lang of conrcmporarv nus1c Tul.m $10 • SIS • $15 ET 1~ lRS l >l"\I, ;\ o\NORANDAlJ.'S CALL (7 13)363-33 00 FOR, T,I C,KE TS AND INFO RMATION "MAGNET! C! WHIRLWIND PERFORMANCES BY RICHARDSON AND WALTERS." '·~uperb ... part MerchanUivory ano part Polan~ki...'' •&R"*IY*IT*IN*G CTllLLING an~ MOVING." J11!tr lli1!tt'f$ :fi•dy Rid1nrd$t1J1 :/Ml11 • \lny EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT STARTS FRIDAY, JUNE 23 GlAAD MEDIA WATCH I S.F -;V Station Threat ­ened Over Parade Cover­age James Gabherl-the ne,.ly 'out'' gay media mogul-decoded to do what (remarkabl) ) no hroadcaster in the Untied States had) ct dcne televise lo\C coverage ol a Pride Parade Gah bert announced that hts KOl'Y-T\ sta­uon would co>er the 25th ·\nnual San Francisco l.esh1anl G3)/B1sexual/ Transgender Parade and Pride Cele brauon (held Sund•). June 18). Since he hegan airing ads for the broadcast, Gahhert reported recel\· ong a numher ol ho)Cdl and death· threat' Hundreds ol homophoh1c caller"' threatened to put pressure on KOFY advertisers e'pcc1ally thn>e that might advertise during the "demonic" hroadcast Gabbert reiected the threats. ho"'· e\er A week hefore 1he scheduled broadcast he luld the press "This ts not 1ust a gay event, u is an event for all c' San l·•.,c1sco I thought n would he a reall) neal thong to broadcast II and I sllll do We re gorng to do It •• Direct feedhack to James Gabbert, Owner a~d President, KOl·Y r\', 2500 \1ar.~ Street San l-ranc1sco CA >• I, tel 41~-821 2020 Sur/Watch Takes Another Look On line media ha\·e hecome 1he latesl targels ol censorship campaigns around the v.orld . In respon~e. vari ous 'self censorship' programs are he ng Jcvcloped hy computer soflware Ct mpan1es Tho\l~h louted as solul ns to the ceqsorsh1p proh en these pr gram~ '!:I se 1rouhl n~ concernllii for the 1esh11n ga) and b sexual communn es Sur•Watch Softwar< Inc recently released "SurfWatch a ne"' prod­uct 1ha1 t~e company describes as a "breakthrough ' According t the man"facturers, SurfWatch "helps) ou deal w11h the flood of sexu­a ly exploc11 material on the Internet B1 helpong )OU tc be responsible for blocking what 1s beong received at any rnd1v1Jual co'11pu~cr ch1:Jren and Nhcrs u~rng )Our t"'mpulcr have less chance d acc1den1all) or delobcr atel) being e'-pt::~ed 10 un~an1ed mate rial •· To accomplosh the pro£ram s obiec love Sur!Watch UllllleS a database of newsgroups, World Wide Web page\ and other on-Ione sources thll the c mpany deems ob1ec11ona hie S gn1f1cantl) on- lone actov1St Ch,.stopher Kr)Zan reports that this list of censoretl sues had included man) that 'clearly do not contain sex ually cxphcn materta 1s but raiher p~ov1de 1nforma11on td-aca11on. resources and calendau of events .. Among the hlocketl information sen- 1ces were those pro\ 1Jcd h) the Inter na11onal Assoc1a11on ol Gay S~uare Dance Clubs the Quter Resources Directory, the Losb1an1GayJB1,ex­ual Association of the Un1vcri:;1t~ of Caloforn1a at Berkeley, and the Marne Gay Network Following a flood of cnmplaonh the company has JU!it announced that these s tcs \\Ill NOT he blocked on the next release ol SurfWatch Kryzan reports that SurfWatch ha. aho decoded to pu1 together an ad\.'ISOr) board to as.;;1st in the review of s11es, and has commuted w include memhers of the queer communit) on this hoard.' He added .. Th1o;:. 1-. a \iery po,11ive ~tep I believe. We will he worling with them to identify key indn·1duah \I.ho are -.av\iy with p;~ues of queer youth onlane to assist an th1~ role .. However. Kry1an urge\ caution as well as enthusiasm .. This 1s JUSt 1he begonnong," he sa1tl "There will he more SurtWatches to come, some prnb­ahly bearong the label of the Radical Right , and our vigilance rn monitor · ing our rights to access information must accclerare 1t anything .. lie further warns 0 0 \\.e must he v1g1lant 1n en~ur1ng that some self·pro· claimed Guard tans of the Internet do not impose their personal morah and value' on the communll) .at large. conduc.trng, 1n effect , a wcrldw1de book·burning 1n 1h1s electronic l1hrary .. We must not let .111 tU('HCs <,f a gay, leshian or hue;w.ual nia.ture ge1 !lwept up 10 a tren1} of cen,orship."" Blanket catetnr11ations ot les h1an and gtjy c11ntcn1 a~ "ohJect1ona hie and .. nh ccne • arc common. /\ND deeply 11111110ral rhcy d evalue knowledge and 1ruth, e111.:ourJge se;w. ne~ativll) and are too nlten used 10 holster 1rruwnal ecru 1sh1p etlorts Inc\llahly they w, rl ,o deny t~c r •ht ol lesb1a.l and gay )OUth IO fair accura1e and d verse 111torma twn about WllO fHI \ AR[ !·or young c oscted or 1solatetl queers. '<elf censorship ' s.:ift­\\ are cvuld be used lo hlocl-in a very real sense access In lheu h1Stl."'ry their "'ommun•ty and indeed thca future •• Share co':11mcnt~ and cone.ergs wuh SurfWatch Software, Inc .. 105 Fremont 1\venue Suite I I os Altos CA 94022 tel. 4 5 948 9500, tax 41~ 948-9577, e-mail 1nl0Qisurl \\;Heh com ( hr1s Kry1an I xecu1ne Director, OutProud The Na11onal Coall11on for Gay, l.csh1an & B1sex ual Youth, PO Box 24589 San Jose, CA 95154 4589. e mall kryzan@out proud org (To nollf) GLAAD Media Walch of any defamatory or alfirmat1ve me.11a coverage, or 10 rcquesl membership onlormauon please call our 24 hour ~led1a Watch llollme (41~-861 4588) or write lf'i Ga~ & I esh1an Al In nee Against Delamauon 1.San l·ranc1sco Ba) Area Chapter, 1160 Mission Street, Su11e 200. San I ranc1sco, C'A 94103; tel 415 86f 2244 fax 415 861-4893, e mall glaads-lba@ aol com ) TELL l.!S HOW WE'RE DOING! The I !Ol 'S 10:\ VOICI: is your Voice in Houston. and we value your mput and suggestions. Write us at 811 Westhe1mer, Suite I 05, I louston rx 77006 (Fax 529-951 I) to tell us what) OU like and Jon't like or to shJre your ov.n creatl\ e ideas. (Please mdicalc if) our letter is for mput onl}. as we also receive numerous letters for publication). HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 23, 1995 19 f Houston playwright explores the art of looking back By G LEN WEBB ER llous1on Voll't iHouston As part of the Houston Gay and Lesbian Pride Week celebration, an encore presentation of Houston play­wright Gary laird's production of "Doublewide" 1s scheduled at STAGES Th eater, with p roceeds ben­efiting the People W1th AIDS Coa l1 - 11on Houston . The benefit perform­ance will tale place Friday night. June 23 at 9:00 p m. Laird describes the play as "a family reunion of sorts ... a playwright goes back 10 his roots for a funeral. It becomes the catalyst for reprocessing the past." A'ked whether the play might be sem1- au1ob 1og rap h 1cal Laird replied lhat all of h1~ plays have some basis from I my production!,, known in the past He laughed and real life, and yes. there are elements of Laird 15 among a new •. emerging crop 0. f I added, ·•1 have an excellent memory truth woven 1hroughou1 this play. creative and prolific , ••out" gay and several people have regrcucd "Some charac ters are based on people playwrights who arc gaining note 1n it." I know," said Laird The play is the Houston. though his age dis11n · Laird recently got a chance to work with fourth he ha.s wriuen and had produced g u1shes him from most Asked why he a legend in his field, Pulitzer Prize - w1thin a pertod of two years. "Double- walled unlll this phase of his hfe 10 start winning playwright Edward Albee, in wide," said Laird, took six weeks to writing plays, he responded, "When I an invitation-only writing seminar write but took all my life 10 actually get asked myself "hY I didn't do this 30 years at the University of Houston . "Mr wriuen in my head ," ago, I realized I wasn't ready yet. I Albee JS very giving," he said . "It was Gary Laird IS a native Texan, born and J needed lo live through several gener- • excu10g and useful tO me as a play-raised '" El Campo 53 years ago He says allons of family and friends to be able to I wright . We v.orked '" a classroom situ· he developed his interest '" the arts look bacl on my hfe and wrue about II" a11on "'uh 12 other playwrights We through hi; family, who used 10 drive up Seeing his work on stage , <aid Land, is worked on establishing characters 10 Houston 10 auend the theaier Both "the payoff to a lot of hard "'ork." and developing play• to proper cll-h1s brother and sister are now mus1- .. This is the only medium (with which) max. He taught us how ro answer que~ - cians They v.111 he here for 1he perform- you can create a three-dimensional tions about our plays and ourselves•• ance Friday. \a1d Laird .. They know person . It is very cx.c1ung. I U\C man) His future plans include a production I'm gay, and are very supportive of all pe rsonaluy traJIS from people I have of h s pl•) " Last Splash" in Aurnn . 2923 MAIN ST.• (713) 522-0000 PULSE • VISA • MC • AMEX WE CELEBRATE PRIDE WEEK WITH OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN HOUSTON AND AROUND THE WORLD ''Celehra ing 25 Years FROAY .JJ\E 23 FRO'v1 'lFM HOUSTON'S HOT VII: A NIGHT IN BLACK LEATHEREB PFESENTED BY l\LMi , of Pride'' , , ........ L/·---~~~~~~~ New Mary's Cay Pride T-Shirts Now On Sale Only $12.00 .Ada~ @1 C~MfRClAL MEMtH H A P P f H O U R S Mer11l119 71m-2pm • Af ttr111111 Sp111-9pm • S1hu~1y 71m-7pm 1022 WESTHEIMER • HOUSTON • (7HJ 527-9669 SUN. JUNE 25TH - 1DAM - 2 PM PRE-PARADE BRUNCH ITj WITH $1 SCREWS/BLOODY MARYS 20 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 23. 1995 KINGDOM COMMUNITY CHURCH Catch a ' limpsc or the Kingdom or God Sunday School . JO A.M. Sund.ay"°"'onhJp Service- -11 A-M. Wedn~ays: A ("ours~ In MJntelc.s - 7,JOP.M. 4404 Dlo••O m •t. Snover 7 13-862-753 3 SlJN'DAY 10~ R~J~P~ No Bible Classes today: WORSHIP AT IOAM! Sermon: ''The Truth Shall Set You Free" 3400 Montrose, Suite 600 {Handicap acce:;ible) {Montro'e at Hawthorne) PO Box 667032 • Houston ~72fo ~!l32 528-6756 -. Gay & Lesbian Ca tho-cs & friends Celebrating 21 Years - H ouston's oldest lesbi a n• gay/ bisexual religious o rganization eom< e.i,&u1t< 'Jail' & eomm!J.11.itl Mass Saturday 7:30 p.m. Communion Service Sunday 5:30 p.m. We offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation upon request before or after Mass. COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHURCH 501 E l81h a1 Columbia • Houston, Te.as June 28 and 29 7· ny" Sun. • 7:00 P.M. EVENING SERVICE Thurs • 7:30 P.M. MIDWEEK SERVICE Pastor - Chris Chiles (713) 880-9235 "A Church Built On Love" (Paid \ d \ crt 1~mcnl) ASK THE PASTOR Q: .. \\hal d °"~ God n) aboul 1bor11 on~·· ,\ I his is a \ICI) •t.ot• topic for man) pccplc <iod do~.--sn't address abortton per~ m the \cnpturc bu1 GoJ has a lot to U) ahout the sanc­llty ofljfe Clod IS the Creator or a11 lilc and the (,1 ... cr ot all Ilk 1t 1s b) the miracle of conception lhat an embryo gro"s m a mother's "omb 1-ife es one cif G.:~fs grcatCSl gifts to humamt) "-kn a lite 1s con­cc1 ... ed m lo\lc :.nJ b;y chotcc what• v.--ondc:rful giO ii becomes' I bclic\le ~nprurc suppom hre for C\Cf)Onc (;,>J 1s the One "ho m­sp1Kd \cnpturr itnd thcrcfou supports hfe ( ioJ also supporu free dto1cc tor all pt<1pk Gud P"C ,\dam and l "c free cho11.'C regarding lhc: caJ.ing of the l n:e <1f the l no"ledg.e of good anJ c\ll II God did RL"'V Janet Parker not alto" free chokc. l·\le would haH: been ._cpl from such an act (11ld did mtcrvcnc: to L.ccp Adam and f\lc from e3lmg ot the ucc: of eternal life m the C1ardc:n of f-dcn I le dl\l\C them o ut of the garJcn and placed .an angel at its cntranu: to keep them from the 1ree btmg (lf lhlS tree "'ould ha"e banished humanity fn)m C\ICr bcmg reconciled ~1th C1oJ It was (nxfs l(l\IC th.lt did such a thmg. That 1s one: of the k.,., lm\C1 thill humamt) did not ha\le a chou;:c Abortion. I bclicH~. 1s about more than J""' termmatmg a pregnancy (1od '4l1uld ha\IC us lool.. at the ream issues \\oc ha'llc a group ot pc:oplc fif!;htmg (ln vnc side to sa) that (Mld 1s .. Pro-Lite• People on the CJthcr s1dr: arc ~ymg that GoJ ts .. Pro-Choice" I hcliC\IC that c~w.t 1.. bf.:,th I bchc\lc that most ol the peo­ple m ht.Ith groups ol people agree ""1th (1o<l that Ille IS prccwu.., What "c d1S04!rcc on 1s "ho i.hould tta"'e tO!".'TROL Control o ... er the unbtim child and control o .. cr the prcgn3nt woman <wme of the un­dercurrents floaung arounJ arc the idea that "c should kg1sbtc moralit) for all pc<1plc and MA.._E­lhcm conform lO another's beliefs and .. tandarJ, \omc people arc nut..1ng thcmsc'l\lc, God for other people an their desire to tell others what to do '°"'th the lilc .,_,ithm them Jlus IS I \ICI) SCN) place lo be \\. hen chwch and state amc to,ether m h1st0f) "c c'pcncnccd cawtrophc \\c ""1tncs~d gra\lc pcrse­cutwn of people as well as opprcssaon ot people "'ho did not ha"c control and po"er m soc1et) 1 e JC\o'"S, (iays. Blad.s. \\omen. ere Aboruon as raising this ume battle for control to lhc IOrttront Another issue for us to address 1s self· ishnas God has aJ\\ia)'S left 1l 10 the 1ntl1Hdual 10 respond to "hat God offers to us \1an) 11mcs "'c rorcgo what God has for us Co do our own thmg. HO"' mam ot us looL at the consequences ol our IC· 11ons BEFORL we act" tlow man) of us looL at what I ma) ha\lc 10 sacrifice bcC3\1$C of an 1napprvpn· 11e acuon.., from the person "ho rapes another person. 10 • parcnl who commits 1nccs1 "11h their child lJr ~latnc IO a promiscuous person " ho has unprotCC'lcd sc:oc-all arc acting lrre!>ponstbl) and "'di leltish motncs "'thout lhought tor the lite 1.:rca1c:d \\.c also ha .. c people "ho are not promiscuous .,_,tw.J tla"c sex w1thou1 the dc::suc for children who ~)not 1.al.c the precautions nccc-ssa') m'Jd ha .. e an •un­w3flted• pregnancy ,,rC: we addn::s.smg the •scJfishncu• ind 1rrcspons1ble acts"> lllw. do we aJJrc:ss them., Is •l by lcglsbl1ng morahty? I <k1n't thmL. this 1s the ans"cr God ha" a lot ti) say about address mg i-clfishncss arnJ 1rrcsoonsib1ht) "-hy don'I "c taLc a !ML a1 ttm a.s another approa It .cc IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE PASTOR A QUESTION, WRITE: REV. JANET PARKER, MARANANTHA FEL­LOWSHIP MCC, P.O. BOX 667032, HOUSTON, TX. 77266-7932 IMCCR announces 'Sexuality and the Scriptures' class I Quick Notes Metropolitan Communi1y Church of the Re,urrect1on (MCCR) ha. announccll the d.a1es for its popular class on "Sexuality and 1hc Scrip· ture,," which will be held every Wed· nesday evening during the month of July People have u<cd Holy Scripture< for years to JUSllfy their condemnation of sc~ual per~ons who are gay. les­bian. bise~ual or 1ransgendcrcd In doing ,o , they have of1en lifted Btbll· cal quotation3 out of contex1 and ignored more than 200 years of solid Bib· lical scholarship coordinators of the course e~plarn The four consecu11vc Wednesday evenings in July (5, 12. 19 and 26). Rev Ralph Lasher, staff clergy at MCCR, v.ill talk about v.hat the Bible really say• and means abou1 se~ual minorities Rev Lasher wa3 an Episcopal priest over 35 years and ago, wa1;; asked to leave when It ~a.., discovered thal he ~as gay The workshop• will begin at 7 30 p m and end lletween 9 00 and 9 30 p m depending on how many qucs11ons arc asked Workshops will be held in the Fellowship Hall. preceded from 7 00 to 7 25 p .m by a worlih1p service (attendance optional) in the Sanctu· ary The tentative 'chedule of agenda topics Sex and Marriage in B1hllcal Ttme>, July 5, Lev111cal lloline" (Old Testament) and the Ap<,,tle Paul (New T .. tament) on July 12, Naomi and Ruth King David and Jonathan, July 19 and Matthe", Mark, Luke John and Jesus on July 28 Opportunit1e• will be provided for questions and discus· s1on Reservations are requested. as the class fill' up rapidly (first names only needed to make a re~crva11on) The New Interna1ional Ver\ion Bible will be used, but any translation 13 acceptable 'c- ommun1.t y announces Gospel Church concert I I Quick Notes A Iler 1he parade •• l'ver, 1hc pall) ccnc'uded. the rally dislturscd, the celcbrdlt C'n con11nues al Communll) Gnpel Church \\ed­ncsday and rhu rsday June 28 and 29 at 7 :30 p m the Light Compan) from Ontar10, Caltlornta will he in concert ··r1t11;; dynamic group is one of the hcst in Southern Gospel mu,ic," \aid Chris Chiles, CGC pastor .. The Light Company firsl came to Hou\lon la\t December and rece1vt:d a ver}· \\arm and enthusi astic response from all who heard 1hcm They returned in l·ehruary for Gospel l·.xplosion '95 and brought the house down v.11h 1heir energy and ama11ng musical capa b1l11ies They are curren1!y 1rav cling through lenncs cc, mdk ing a hnef st y 1n 11.iustcr., and con linurng to Ari1on.i t If you havl' hcJr<l this tremcn Jou~ group hefclrc, you wnn~t want w m1\s the'e services If you have not had the pleasure ol hearing them, this is your chance!•• ! here will he no admi,sion char~c. however. a free will olfering will he received for the group They will also have several of their recordings avail able fo r \ale Community G<"Pel is located at 501 E . 18th Street at Columbia between lleighl\ Blvd and Studemont I. - Authors booked for Houston appearances Quick Notes Na11on a lly syndicated colum n1't Deb Price and her spouse Joyce Mur­doch will a p pear a1 a book signing event Monday, June 26, 7 .00 p m. at Cro"roads Market & Bookstore, 610 Wesi Alabama The couple will cop•<' of and read from their new bool "And Sa> 111 to Joyce" (Doubleday, S23 95. Hardbacl, 6/1195). Deb Pnce and Joyce Murdoch are the 1 fir,r le\h1an couple to enter Amen· can home' acros!!i the country cour· tes) of daily ne11ospapcr. Through Price'' a\Arard-wrnning "'eekly col· umn new,paper rcaden d1\cov­ered an openl) le,l:uan column1q inJCcllng a long -overdue gay per- 1;;pectn·e into main,tream Journal · "m Price and Murdoch"" new hook, 'And Sa) lit to Joyce," shares not only 1he first ~O months of Deh"s col umn and 1he stor) ol II• hir1h, hut tells how the column " changtng hvcs by lnockmg do"n barriers that set people apart Crossroads Markel & Boakslorc, PFl.AG (Pare~IS and l·nend' o( I.es h1ans and Ga)S) and l"hunder's Mo u th P ress (New York) have also an no unced tha1 au thor Robert Bern. ste in will appear at spea k ing events in Da llas and Hou\ton next week T he'e event< mar k the rcle3'e ol Berstein'' new hook "Straight Par­cnt> IGay Children -Keeping l'am· 11le< Together" (Thunde r 's Mouth PreS<, $12 95, 203 page> , Trade Paper, 611195). During h" appear · ance~, Bernstein will relate not only how he and h1' family came to terms with hi< daughter'' homo,exual· Hy, but some of his own and others• experience\ \\llh PFl.AG. an organ- 1zat1on that helps parents a'h1eve a fuller undc"tand1ng and appreci anon of human d1vers1ty Berstein is a former supervising attorney for the U.S. Depanment ol Justice. as well a1.i law Professor tor Southern Methodl\t lln1ver'1ty Once president ul Pl LAG', Wash ington, D .C Metropolitan Area Chapter, he 1s no"' natrnnal \. ICe president ol Pl•LAG and a lreelancc wr11cr In lloustoq, he IS •chcduled to speak on lhur<Jay June 29 , 7 00 p .m 11 Rerrng \lcmorial l nued Methodist Church. 1~40 Harold teleconference findings in HIV Interactive explores new 1 research (NEW YORK)-A free. live ln1erac11ve video teleconference will be broad· cast on Thur\day. June 29. between 6:00 p 111. and 8 30 pm. Eastern Time (5:00· 7 30 p m Central) 10 12 ci11es across !ht U S , includrng llousion , 10 bring people concerned with HIV up· to ·date on the new underslanJing of how HIV disease Jevelop' and what it means for people 11\Jn~ "llh Ill\" The vu.h~o tcleconterencc: v. ill pro "1de interested 1nd1v1duah an inter active sess on \lt-llh leading research­ers and community representatives a~ they discus~ the 1mpl1cat1ons of researi.:h puhltshcd rn Nature last Jan­U& r) shn" mg that HIV. long-thought to lie dormant in the trndy for years aher 1111cuion. Is actually engaged In an all·uu1 haule with the body's immune ... ys1em almost from the moment of 1nfec 1100 1 We've gained a deepened apprec1· a11011 ol how eftet:tively the twdy fights Ill\"," said Dr Michael Saag. Associ ale Prnfc,snr of Medicine and Infec .. tiou' l)i\ca,es at 1he Un1versi1y of Alahama at B1rm1ngham and a con- 1r1hu1ing author ot one of' lhe Nature papers 'We need tu tale th1\ now rnfor rna1ion and incorporate II in10 1he strategics we use 10 treat people to lccp the \ 1 us JI bay as long 3\ pO\SI· hie" lhc re'>e.uc.:hers 'ound 1hat m1ll1nn-, of COJ'llCS of lllV are crca1ed every day. and that 111 re:i:ponse. the body produces approx1111atcly one hllllon new CD4 ... ells dally tu combat the tnfcttion Over time 1he virus wear' down 1he Immune s)'!Hem to the Point where it can no longer dfcc.:tively respond 10 HIV or nlher 111fec11nns As a re\ult of these J11Hl111g,. many rc,e;.trchcf\ now believe that 'upprc\stng the amoun1 of lllV 111 th< hody, or viral load. is critical 111 helping the hody hold off the virus for ali long a'" po,sihlc rhe format of the \ 1dco telccon ference begin' ""ilh an ovcrv1e"" of lllV pathogencs1' from Dr Saag a rela1ed d1sc.:us,1on on the importance ot the Jmount ot virus. or viral loJd. 1n people wuh HIV from Dr Mark Holod· niy of the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA. followed hy a Que>lion & Answer session with auendees al the 12 111terac11vc sites Following the Q&A \ess1on, pres­cntalions wall be made by community treatment advocates. inc.:luding Mo1- 'es Agosto of lhe National Mtnorit) AIDS Council. 8111 Beh1m•n ol ACT UPI Ne" Y<>rl, Marlin Delaney from Pro· JCCI Inform and Gregg Gonsalves from the Trcatmen1 Acuon Group , Panel d1s­cus\ ion \\.ill offer per\pecuves on hov. the now 111format1on lmp<1cts the management ot HIV Ano1her Q&A \CS s1on ""'II be held after the community f'lfcsen1at1ons The teleconference \lies will open one hour before 1hc teleconference \tans, light refreshments will he \Crvcd at that time Houston·, anterat:11ve confer­eni; e slle will he at the Westin Galleria llo1cl (Ballroom) 5050 Wt>! Ala­bama Registration fur partic1· pants will 1a~e place prior to the tclecon terencc, from 4 00·5 00 p .m. Mode•a· tors of the d1scu,\ion 111 Ilou'iton arc Dr Joseph Ga1hc and Bart Loeser The video teleconference 1s interac­tive allowing members of the aud. cnce' 10 a'k question\ and receive answers from the panelists during the broadcast l:ach Interactive \UC will he h<hted h} a ph) s1c1an expert and a community trea1men1 repre'"enta· t1ve. In addi110n to Houston. telecon· ference' '"" ht held 10 Atlanta, Bo, . ion. Chicago Lo'" Angeles, M1am1. Ne" Yorl. Ne.,ark. Philadelphia, San l'ranc1'co. San Juan . and Wa>h· 111g1on OC The \'1dco 1elct:onference i\ co· spon,ored hy the National Asso· c1a1wn ol People wi1h A IDS. lhe National Lc\bian and Gay Health As\O· ciat1011. the National Minorny AIDS Council and Project Inform and is sup­ported under an u1ues1ncted gr<1nt from Burroughs Wcllcome Co For add111nnal information con tact 1he teleconference coordinarnr al 1-800·555-9587 Anti-gay attacked Methodist initiatives at regional gathering TACOMA, Sunday, June 18 (AP)­Two anti-gay initiatives have been reJecied hy the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Method· JS! Church, About 900 clergy and lay represent· ativcs from Washington and north­ern Idaho voted Saturday at the Uni­versity of Puget Sound lo oppose Ini· ti111ve 166, which would bar schools from portraying homosexuallty as an acceptable l!fesiyle, and ln1 · liative 167, which would bar gays and lesbian; from adop110g children or becoming fo>ter parents . If the measures are signed by enough registered voters, the Legisla­ture would have the choice of enacting them into law, rejecting them and sending them to a vote of the people, II"!" 1ll t 1ttttc t l •• r 1 tl• • UUIO• •II;;, Ult u ,. .. •tll nu or adopting alternatives and let· 110g voters choose between the orig­inals. the legislative ven1ons and existing law. "It's a civil rights issue:· said Tri cia Schug, conference communi­ca11ons director. "The Un11ed Methodist Church tries to be proac­tive in social justice issues ." Conference members also voted to ask the church's national board to change the Book of D1sc1phne, a sci of gu iding principles which describe the practice of homosexuality as 1ncompa11ble with Christian teaching . "We wan! to do away with the stale· ment and uy we essentially don't have enough 111format1on on the i§sue and remain divided," Schug said ll"!"1 1ll 1 1c 1 t 1 c1l1•r1tle1 ltUltl U~ UI U\1 II •f ti • Ill ltt) HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 23, 1995 21 A <~> v ... ~. Sunday June 25th 8 PM Virgil Burke Candidate for Mr. IGRA 1996 Presents TGRA CELEBRATES GAY PRIDE AS WE SHOW FREEDOM Benefiting TGRA (State) ~ . ~ ~ . ~ ~ Sunday June 25th GAJPllDE PARADE 2:00 PM .. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ p _ Saturday June 24th RAINBOW IANGLEIS RAllOOlf~llUDam On The Patio 9:30 PM ~ ~ .. rJ ~ ~ ., DON "SCHNAUZER" DOWDEN On The Patio Friday Nights Come on down and Clip & Save . Mon l $150 Well l $1.75 l Longnccks : All Day All Night give him a hard time. HAPPY HOURS Tue' 7AM 9 PM $1 Dome;t1c Longnech 9pm to 2am Dance L~<,on; IOpm Wed\ 7 A\1 9 PM $175 Domestic Beer 7am to 2am Thurs 7 AM 11 PM Dance Lessons 8:30 pm Hamburger Night Fn & Sat 7 A\1 9 PM Dance Nights Clip & Save Sun "ioon 5 P\1 Steak "i1ght 6 - lOpm Come ... Ori .. Down .. , .. He.irl'· Celebrcite. GAY PRIDE Week 22 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 23, 1995 Beer, Wrne, Set-ups 523-0030 12noon - 2am 403 Westheimer @Taft Houston, TX 77006 CoME visiT THE BEER GARdEN NooN - 6 ON A -Ay. THE PAiNTEd LAdiE r--~._RViNG T E GUESTS of THE BE iTH Al 1 Tips GOiNG TO THE M C ME SlidE DowN THE L All DAy SAT. ANd SUN.I Susan Masar & TIU 13 Hour Pride Ba.rnf lftl!lftl!l12 -z pm & 4 - 6 pm ~ Before arnf After the Parade JUI Watch for our GIANT GAY FLAG in the Parade! 1100 WESTHEIMER .. 523-7217 ~ Located next door to Charlie's Coffee Shop Check OUT Our New Cook - Menu - Owners at Charlie's Pot Luck Suppers 1st Thursdays at 7 P.M. Healing Sevice (with prayer and annointing) Thursday, July 6th, 7:00 P.M. HOMOPHOBIA WITHIN David Crank, 0 F.M., Kolbe House Chaplain Healing Service (with prayer and annointing) Thursday, August 3rd, 7:00 P.M. ENTREPENEUR'S FORUM NATION/WORLD Gay elected officials briefed on AIDS panel By RO'/ FOlJRNIER FOR THE HOUSTON VOICE WASHINGTON, Tuesday, June 13 (AP)- Aller angering gay-righi. advocale\ by steering clear of a key Supreme Court case. the Clinton adm1n1\tra11on met with 45 homo· sexual elected off1c1als Tut!sday and prepared to announce a new pres· 1den11al AIDS panel. The 30·member panel, wl11ch 1s IO be made public Thursday, will be charged with advising Clanton and his ·\IDS policy director Pa1ric1a S Heming, on how 10 support AIDS research and care At least su of the members arc ga). and al least the same numlier are ntcctcd w th the \'UUS that L;3USCS AIDS, ao adm.n1strat1on of11c1al ~did I he hcst known board nu!mhcr will be Bob llauoy, the Whne llou e l1a1- soq to the lnteuor Deparlment, saul 1he oft1c1al, who spoke on cond111on of 1nonym11y lla11oy who 1s 1nte .. ed w11h Ill\, spoke al the 1992 Dcmocra11c r-..'at1onal Convention. rht: elected ott1c1als were g 1ven an alternoon ol hricfings on gay and lesh1a11 issues by several senior adm1111stra11on otticial,, 1nclucJ 1ng Donna Shalala, the secretary ot health and human ~crv1ces: prc~1 dent1al aide George Ste­phanopoulos and Wh11e Hou'e Coun­' el Ahner M1lva fhe mecllng.:; were private hu1 an adm1n1strat1on off1c1al sa id the Jud1cncc grilled the speakers about 1he dec1s1on las1 week to keep out ol a legal attack on a Colorado anti-gay measure Several of lhe elected otf1c1al' e"prcs\eJ anger. said the off1c1al \II-ho a11endcd the mecung But he said the audience was generally rec.:cp· tive and supportive of the admm1s trat1on's overall efton to improve gay rights and combat AIDS. The Whue House hoped the briefings and the panel will mollify AIDS advo­cates in the wake of the decision 10 siay ou1 of 1he Supreme Courl f1gh1 Act Up. a militant group seeking a cure for AIDS, called the panel a "worthless comm111ee" and said in a statement the appointments will not "silence our demands for a Man hauan-siyle pro1ec1 10 cure AIDS." The admrn1qrat1on off1c1al said the White llouse on I'hursday will relealie the names uf 24 of the 30 hoard members. rnclud1ng. Mary Bol and of New Jersey director of the Na11onal Pediatric and Family llIV Resource Center at Ru1gers Un1- vers ity -Dehra l;raser-How1c preS1den1 of the Nallonal Black Leadership Commission on AIDS in New York -Kathleen Gerus of M1ch1gan, memhcr ol the board of the National Association of People wnh AIOS -Dr R Scou Hill of Cali forn1a, a tlireccor of Aids Project Los Angele' anll co-chair ot the Gay and Lcsh1an Victory I·und. Dr Ale"andra Mary Levine of Cal1for­n1a. prolesso1 ol med1c1ne and chief of hematology at the Un1ver s1ty of Southern California School of Med1c1ne -llenJam1n Schall of California, executive direc1or of the Gay and Lesbian Medical A~~oc.:1a 1 1on -11 Ale:itan d er Robinson of Washington. pres1- den1 of the NatJOnal Task Force on AIDS preven11on and a lobbyis1 for the ACLU. Sand r a T hurman of Georg ia. pas1 e:itecut1ve dircc1or of AID A1lan1a, the Southeast's larg­est and oldest commun11y ba~ed AIDS service organ11a11on.-Jer· emy Landau ol New Mexico, founder of 1he Na11onal Rural Aid< Network. Openly gay man to be ordained zn United Church of Christ OMAHA, Neb , Saturday. June 17 (AP)-A campus min1s1er who says he has been openly gay since l 980 will be ordained as a United Church of Chrisi pastor. Phil Owen, 43, is believed 10 be lhe denominacion·~ first acknowledged homo~cxual to be ordained in Nebraska The ceremony was to take place Sunday. uwe knew this would be a ground breaker.'' said the Rev_ Lee Milligan, president of the Omaha Auociacion, 1he ordaining body comprised of 10 area United Church of Chrht congre· gaiions. "lie will make a very good pas· 1or," Milligan said " ! am proud 10 have him a< a colleague'" Owen, a Lincoln native, is pascor at Unned Christian Minis1r1es in lligher Education. a ministry thal serves s1uden1s and faculty al the University of Nebraska at Omaha and NU's Medical Center. The m1nisiry is supporied by ChrJStian Church (Disciples of ChriSI), Cnned MelhodiSI and Pres• by1erian churches and the United Church of Christ Owen i> divorced and has an 18-year-old daughter who lives with him and his male partner of four years Milligan, pastor at Arlington Com­munity Church, said Owen's ordina­tion is consi~tent with Scripture and dcnominat1onal guidelines. The church's General Synod in 1983 said that sexual orientation h not a moral issue and should not be grounds for deny­ing requests for ordination. ''Having that recommendation from the synod, and finding no evi­dence of promiscuity, we voted to ordain Phil.'' Milligan said last week "! believe God has called him to minis· I try." Owen said he fell called 10 1he mini51ry in lhe lace 1980s He entered the Unued Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in Minnesota in 1989 and grad· uaied in 1992 Ile is a former Russian linguist for the Air Force and a former state Department of Social Services caseworker and office services man· ager in Omaha, Owen holds a master's degree in edu· cauon from the Universuy of South­ern California. His bachelor's degree in French language and lilera· cure is from NU'~ Lincoln campus. 24 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 23. 1995 ~~.£.~~~~~&..~~~~ ~ UPPER: ~ ~ }~!~e ~ ~ GET RESERVATIONS in EARLY FOR JULY 4th ~ JULY 8th Weekend * POOL PARTY! * ~ ~ w/ male strippers - comp. beverages and buffet ~ Newly remodeled 15-room paradise m the heart of beautiful ~ South Padre Island - only 500 feet from the Gulf of Mexico. ~ All rooms have A/C, cable TV, private bath, and continental breakfast 1s served daily. 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A special thanks to Jim Grove for his hearty donation• Friday, June 23 The National Leather Associa-tion: Houston pre­Randy. Del and Donna of the Ptt Patrol pou with Alvin Van SC n t S • " Hot Night Black VII A Night in Black Houston Soap By CAROLYN ROBERTS Hous1on Voic~/Houston Happy Lesbian/Gay Pride!! Past Events This past Sunday, Spectrum '95 took place at the Astro Arena. There was a business expo, art show, entertainment, and the "Concert of the Stars " We look forward to 1 Spectrum '96 on June I & 2 19961 Congratulations to the new Miss Life Today. Houston's PWA Sweet­heart Brittany Paige and runner up Sivi Ross This annual pride week conte'1 was held last Sunday at E/ J •• Congratulat1ons arc in order to Mr. Oa Yohn, who •wept away the Mr. Club 403 contest held at Club 403 on June 17 Runner up was Mr. Adam A ··community Achievement Award" was presented to Roxanne Lee Love for her fund-raising efforts! Keep up the good work girl' Congratu la11ons to Cheryl I.ankenship on winnrna the title of Ms. Club 403! What " the difference between a "Daddy" and "Daddy-0?" Just ask Daddy Mark aka Marlene of Chances Sihe won the title of "Daddy of Montrose" contest this put Sunday of Mary's. Oh Daddy! The New Mr. Vcnture·N '95 is Alan! The runner is Don Welch! This con­test was held last Sunday at the Ven­ture- N. $200 was raised, with some going to the Pride Committee of Houston and some to the Lady Vic· tor ia Lust PWA Holiday Fund! Congrats all! The 2 Dons (Don Gill and Don Dow­den) held a show at Chances last Sun- The Colt 45 's ulebratt 19 years Leather'" tonight at the Vcnturc-N This is an official pride week function! Sign up starts at 10:00 p.m "Celebri-tcase" tonight at Club 403 This week's talent include: "Reba McEntire," "Donna Sum­mer," and "Tina Turner." Don't miss these fabulous "imperson­ators!" The show starts at 10:30 p.m. Heaven is hosting the "Ab so- 1 lutcly Fabulous" party tonight! They will be showing clips from the new season and giving a-way t­shttts, caps, buttons, books, and much, much more "Unchain'!" Trash disco IS the sight and sound at Rich'> tonight! Drag out your pla1form <hoes and bell bottoms and dance the night away! Don (Schnauzer) Dowden is look­ing for a hard time! You can find him tonight behind the patio bar at the Orazo'i River Bottom! Saturday, June 24 The Rainbow Rangle" guest bar­tend on the patio of the Brazos River Bottom tonight' Waltz over and say II i ! Don Gill and FIST (Females in Search of Trouble) present· "Hot Leather Night" tonight at the Ven­ture N This is a fundraiscr for the Loving Arms Foundation and the FIST Titleholder's Travel Fund There will be entertainment and demo's and fun! Be there by 9;30 p.m. to get a good scat! The Montrose Counseling Cen­ter's MS!. Softball team is washing cars and !ruck today at Gentry from 11 :00 a.m to 4:00 p.m For only $7 you can get both inside and outside done . Don't forget to wander inside to enjoy power hour prices from noon unril 5'.00 p m fherc is a "Prc­P arade" show and party at Club 403 tonight <taring at 9 00 p m. Get oul your rain· coats and rubbers' Marlene of Chances and Nick ot Charlie's will bring out •The Luge" again this weekend! This thing is so cool! They take a 300 lb . block of ice and carve out a groove down the middle. Then, a specially trarncd bartender will pour one of your favorite shots down the groove• It is a great way to cool down and enjoy your favorite shot at the same time! Brittany Paige is your hostess tonight for the Super Saturday Show at E/J 's This week's talent includes: Tara Dion-Mi" E/J's '95, Chevelle Brooks-Miss Gay Houston at LARGE and LaWanda Jackson-Miss Texas National. The show starts at II :00 p.m Ean's Cabaret is JUSt for ladies on Saturday nights! Super <cxy top­less female dancers arc on stage and up close for your cnioymcnt Ean's is located at 112 Travis. Cut the cou­pon on page 7 to get in free• If you are taking a group, call 227-0505 and reserve special tables! Wayne Gray tickles the ivories every Saturday at the BriarPatch! Sunday, June 25 PARADE PARADE PARADE .. PARADE. PARADE 2:00 P.M. Club 403 has cold beer to go today before, during, and after the parade The Venture-N will be serving a "Pre-Parade" brunch today start­ing at 10:00 a.m. with food, SI Screws and Bloodys until 2 00 p.m. Chances is opening up the beer gar­den today for the parade "Painted Ladies" will be serving cocktail< and beer, wnh all of their Ups gomg to the Montrose Clinic Bleacher seats will be anilablc for S7.50 with eve ry penny {)f that going to the Montrose Clinic. This <ounds like a great way to enjoy our parade! If you would like more info. call Chances ar 523 7217. Also, before and after the parade, Susan Masar and the 13 Hour Pride Band will be on stage' After the parade PridcFcst '95 is the place to be' If you can't stand the heat, head over to Gentry Starting at 6·00 p m they will be showing tht> year's parade in cool comfort, on the t\ screens. EIJ 's is having a star studded show, featuring the "E/J's Roy­alty" with special guests. Vanessa Raye and Catia Lee Love Show umc 1s 8:00 p .m J.R 's is hosting the "Absolutely Fabulous" party! There will be a give-aways galore, clips from the show, and tons of fun! Super Sexy porno star Lex Baldwin will be displaying h1> talents tonight at Heaven. The sights start at 11;00 p m The Pre-Parade Party. Inc. will be havrng a "post" parade party at the Vcnture-N from 5;00 p.m. to 8·00 p.m. There will be pfingcr pfoods, pfun, pfncnds! Sl.50 well and beer, with a suggested S5 donation to PWA Charities! The Brazos River Bottom and Vir­gil Burke, Candidate for Mr. IGRA presents. "TGRA Celebrates Gay Pride As We Show Freedom," a ben­efit show for TGRA (State) . Join Bill Havard and the Staff for one heck of a show starting at 8 00 p.m. Lip-smackin' BBQ wall be served this afternoon at the ToyBox They also hne open pool tables all day' Monday, June 26 Honky Tonk nights arc al Gentry tonight and tomorrow• Geniry bas open pool tables and Juke box, and great drrnk specials My favorite 1s the $2 Cuervo shot special' Go Ftg· ure' They also offer 75 c schnapps' Synd1ca1ed journalist Deb Pr cc and her lover Joyce Murdoch will read from and sign copies of "And Sa)' Hi to Joyce" tonight al Cros>· roads ~1arkcts and Bookstore A free reception ,. ill follow Cross roads is located at 610 W Alabama. Call 942-0147 for mere info. Clubber ' night at Pac1f1c Street! Wear your Club Colors OR show your recent P3> .iub from a local bar or res taurant and get in free• The doors open at 9;00 p m Clint is still domg 111 He 1s still play­ing the song< you want to hear al the BriarPatch' The Ripcord has a cash pool tour nament tonight at 8 00 p.m. There i' a S3 buy-in and the bar matches the pot! Chalk up your cue! The ToyBox is hosting the "Miss Southeast Te~a. Pageant" tonight Thi< is a regional contest If you would like more information, please call 529-3367 The Montrose Mining has "Pride Bust• ' The ·r---'~~----------------- beer is cold and cheap! SI dome\11c long necks or S2 optional buy-in and 50c refills of Miller I.He Draft on the patio! "Loading Dock, The Party '95" at Pac1f1c Street hosted by the National Leather Association ·Hous ­ton The doo" open nght after the parade! 'Nellie Ribbons" Encore Party is tonight at Rich's. The doors open at 7 00 p. m EPIC recording star Roz· alla will be on stage later in the evening' Hue"s looking at yoa, Jod)' 26 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 23, 1995 More upcoming events, birthdays and anniversaries, weekly dirtvine Jay do )'OU havt! a nt!w tirl/rund' (HOUSTON SOAP, continued from preceding page) ' Tuesday, June 27 It b week #7 in the search for new tal­ent at EIJ 's J R .'> Bar and Grill has a super drink special tonight. SI domestic long­necks all night long! A great way to beal tbe Texas Heat! Also at J.R's tonight, KOFI takes the stage at II :00 p.m. and grab for cash is at midnight! Marci "and the Raelets" are the line-up tonight at the BriarPatch' Wednesday, June 28 Hot nights and hot boys at Gentry tonight The weekly male strip con­test starts at !LOO p.m With the ris­ing heat outside, 11 will be hot, hot, hot, inside at Gentry! 'Bear of the Month" contest is tonight at the Montrose Mining Company. This monthly contest is sponsored by the Mine, Don Gill's Studio 911, and Leather Forever. The contest starts at 10:00 p .m. Be sure to enJOY the S 1 domestic long­oecks all night' There is free pizza on the patio at midnight' Cy Brinson delights you with music and song at the BriarPatch tonight! Thursday, June 29 The weekly talent search hosted by Roxanne Lee Love at Club 403 starts at 11 ·00 p m. If you want to be in the show, be there for sign up by 10:00 p .m. Robert Bernstein, author, will be at Bering Memorial United Meth· odist Church tonight at 7 :00 p.m. to speak and sign copies of "Straight Parents/Gay Child­ren ." For more informa­tion, call 942-0147. Wayne Gray pulls up the piano bench tonight at the BriarPatch. The Club Houston and Pacific Street have teamed up to bring you ''SEXX 1 " Show your Club Houston card, or any other valid gym card and get in free . There is good " SEXX ' at Pacific street and the Club Hous­ton! :-:ancy (Bite Me1) Ford is on stage tonight at Ms B's Safer Se< for Lesbi­ans is the topic of the night! Stop in and hear how only Nancy can tell you the safest way to enjoy someone else'< body' Other Important Stuff Book your French Quarter Reser­vations NOW for Southern Deca­dence (Sept. 1-4). Call (504) 523- 1246 "Miss Saigon" opens at Jones Hall on July 16. Order your tickets now by calling 629-3700 "Angels in America" has been extended thru July 9. Call 228-8421 to 1 reserve tickets! Attention Coupon Clippers• El Palacio has a coupon on page 9, Cafe Brasil on page 13, Aphrodite Salon on page 29, Ean'• on page 7 and Bistro 224 on page 7. Cut these out and stick 'em in your wallet. Use them when spending your gay dollars! The BriarPatch really will "save you money" with domestic beer and all well drink prices at $I 50 daily until 5 ;00 p m. The Summer dull­drums have not hit the BriarPatch, they have top talent lined up nightly Sing, laugh. cruise, play pool, and even score at the BriarPatch, as they do it hve , .. . every night!!! Plan for the 4th! The Club Houston is having a great weekend party! Birthdays And Anni­versaries Happy Anniversary to Jerry and Chris of the Texas Riders! 2 years and still going! Happy Anniversary to Jessi (Pot Pie) and Jimmy! Happy Birthdays to: The Houston Voice Editor-Sheri Cohen Dar­L--------------------- bonne, Sid Stevens, and Alan Bour1tou (/oundtr!dirtetor) and Ray Hr/I (prtsldtnt) at Sptetrum ·95 Bobby Fife . If you would like to send a greeting to someone, please feel free to call me @ 529- 84901 Rodent Drop­pings Disclaimer, dis­claimer' This part is not news, just stuff 1 over· hear, find written on bathroom walls or my spies fax to me! l take no responsibility on ver· 1fytng facts, or doing the things a REAL reporter would do, I just print what I hear' I know, I know, I'm just a witch with a poison pen and a com· puter' My-o-my the little rodents have been fiesty this week! Laser Wizard and I have been sooo busy that the little critters spent 2 days in their cages' I ' ll never do that again! It took them days to calm down! I >eraped the cage and found the flowing informa· tion l guess Harvey and Ratrat get "out" when I ' m at the office, hang around Gay/ Kurr, Char/rt, Richard and Davrd ctltbratrng tht 17th anniversary . at tht Mint Lesbian places and eavesdrop! Bad Rats! I wonder if they want me to get them on the payroll of the Houston Voice? Jessica (Hangs at EIJ ' s and Gen­try)" What's this I hear about you starting a drag queen taxi? Why did your husband want to bring you home motor oil and condoms? Paivi · Who 1s this John Gonzalez you spend so much time with? Is he a stud? Won't Jack be Jealous? Roxanne Lee Love : 1' 11 true? Enquiring minds want to know if you will be the next " diva" of the public access TV? Ken Brown (Alternative Visions) Such a butch haircut! And . What is Vertigo? Trust me, you can't get 11 by having unsafe sex! Armand (Chances): Honey, you change jobs as often as I change ear- 1 rings! Good luck at Chances! Look out for that mean "Daddy," slhe has a low tolerance for Southern Comfort! Rita Blvd. I hear you caused a riot at the last shoe sale at Neiman's . I know, but really girl, screaming out "those are mine .. . you 'II never get your hooves into those pumps" over the loud speaker is just a bit inappro· priate for Neiman's! Doc Nowlin: Did they get your name plate properly installed on the door of room 43 at Richmond News? Also, is it true that all of your softball play­ers had to schedule personal inter-whore working for you a boy named Sue, that's Tommie Sue• Don (Schnauzer) :! hear you can get more than just a haircut at your house! Talk about full service• Randy McCarble (MCC Softball Team) : No matter what Doc Nowlin tells you, she IS eligible for Social Security! Miss Alabama (BRB) What do you call a 3 way, .precious? Cums (Cousins) . Is it true that you haven't had it in sooooo long that you don't know which hole to plug your cable into? But really.. calling Steve (BRB) for advice! Pearl: I hear you give haircuts at the BRB. What do you charge . . . a trip to the dumpster? Eric (Hangs at BRB): I hear you went to Pacific Street to find a man, but picked up your x-husband instead! d' Artagnan You are a slut! Marlene (Chances): Won the title. lost the beard! Did you wake up feel - ing like you had been sleeping in the back of a pick-up truck? Thumper (ToyBox): We have given you a new name, Thumper-a -natorl Lee Davis (MSL) How did you break your arm? I hear you were trying to slide in to home bar stool. . not home base! David (Ripcord): OK, I guess it was a 4x4 not a 2-2' I hope there was enough left of the tu-tu to cover your hiney! See ya at the parade! Huggs and kisses 1 Cuervolyn views in above·mentioned room? Keith (TGRA) I hear you have cre­ated a new designer cocktail. V and V. That is Vodka and Vel- ---------------- 1 veeta wnh a foreskin garnish' Dwayne (hangs at the ToyBox) : Ju•t what did you and that banana do in the pool? Tim (SOJOUrns)· What is the name of your new hair tonic? Duayne ' s Butt Butter? It sure gives you a nice bounce I Bill Havard (BRB) . You flew all the way to Nashville to get some bro chures for Jeff (ToyBox)? You must want in his britches real bad" Also, I hear you I were rntroduccd at the Mayflower Madam .. because you have one Navy drops efforts to discharge lesbian reservist By E LLEN KNIC KMEYER FOR THE HOUSTON VOICE SAN FRANCISCO, Saturday, J une 17 (AP)-This year's gay and lesb ian parade will have an extra special mean­ing for Navy Lt. Cmdr. (Select) Zoe Dun­ning. "I'm looking forward to marching ... without fear of looking over my shoulder," Dunning, a lesbian reserve officer, said Friday in ann­ouncing that the Navy has dropped efforts to discharge her "From this day forward, I serve as an open lesbian in the U.S. military, with the military's condonemcnt;' she said at a news conference two days before the city's parade The Navy followed the recommen­dation of a hearing tribunal, which voted unanimously in December to keep Dunning despite her disclosing her sexual orientation at a 1993 rally. The Navy's two·paragraph letter informed her that "your administra­tive separation case proceedings are closed, and you will be retained in the Naval Service." All record of naval prosecutors' efforts to obtai
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