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Title Houston Voice, No. 823, August 2, 1996
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  • Bell, Deborah Moncrief
Publisher Window Media
Date August 2, 1996
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 T T T T T T T T T AUGUST 2, 1996 • ISSUE 823 T T T T T T T T T Stone Soup Clients Busted B) Deborah Bell Se\ era I incidents of police horassmcnt in the \ lontrose area ha' c been reponcd m recent "eeks including the urrcst of th•ce people \\ho \\ere standing m line \\aiting for the AIDS' Foundauon Stone Soup food Pant!) to open Some are calling the brouhaha. a contrived "zero tolerance .. campaign and others arc sa) ing 1l is a clean-up ol the area brought about at the request of area residents and businesses. Rumored to ha\c been brought about by the continuing controvers) regarding the A' ndalc Associa11on's obiections to a proposed nc" bar in the area and statements that the police ha>e not been d01ng a thorough enough JOb in c'.anng the ----------------------------! streets of prostitutes. drug dealers. and other criminals. prograo coordinator for AIDS Foun~-· n Housto~ (AFH) said the panlr} ope s at IOam and due to the lack of space in front .if the building the) ask clients to a' 01d amv "g too earl). as there rs no "anmg area space A lottel) held 15 minutes prior to opening allo\\s "the \\inners• first access to the hurlding. Schroeder sa) s that she has never heard of an) complaints b) area residents regarding the location of Stone Soup. In fact, she emphasrzed that the neighbor ng bus messes ha' e been \el) supponl\ c of the pant!) "h1ch provides food for people "ho arc AFH clients during the three )Cars II has been at ts current location <;he sa) •that 111s a good locauon because n 1s ccn•·all) located, on a regular bus route. and 1s accessible for most of the clients "" c ackno\\ !edging the lim11a11ons of space arc a problem o, er a 1,000 pee-pie access the pantry ever\ year A Conversation with Mel White The Relig1011s R1;.;hts Nemesis 11) C urt l\1orri (HI You \C seen h11n on 60 M1m .. tes, l arry King L •.e and a host of dher ne"• programs and )Ou vc read nN>ut hm• 1 man) -:ie"spapcrs and JOUrn 11 1-ut • genuinely Lndc stand and comprehend the po\\cr f Dr Mel ''lite. \JU ::lU th t h11r. peak Mc \\ Ule mrs w rd for " rd l rec..ent nterv1en· with the llou tun Vu1cc Dr \\ hrte explained why he takes his m1ss1on '' CrtC"U }' [)1 \\ hrte's C'Cdenuals are a testament tc hrs mlluencc Whnc completed hr B A degree at Warner Pacilk College m 1962 and hJS M .1\ degree in communicauons al the Lni,crsit) rf Portland, Oregon in 1961. While \\orking on his Ph.D in commun1ca1ions and lilm at L. S.C in 1965, White \\on a Rockefeller grant to bcgm a doctorate in relir1ous studies. He cvmpleted h s doctorate at f ullcr I heolog1cal Semmary m Pasadena., Cahfon1~ \\here he also scn.cd for more 1han a dee de as a professor of (Ommun1c::u1ons and preaching From I 959w 1964 \\hnc produ,cd and hosted. The \\orld of 'outh 1 \\Cckh NBC h:IC\ 1 ion scr es Iha! carr cd the same impact MTV has lod3) In 1965. he founded ~kl \\lute f'roduet10ns. lnc nd l ver the n .... ~ lj The Voice Goes Online! fhc Houston Voice has taken the on ramp lo featured]. the mfonnation supcrl11gh\\ay coullCS) of the We arc vcr) excited to 1oin \\llh USA Ga) '°'et ne\\. \\eh;;itc 'er\ ice, L'SAGa) Net. The in providing this scr\ ice to our communit~. It targeted stan date 1s this Satur<lai •August J, \\Iii enhance oul outre.ich b) making 1he for the an1cles and columns \\e feature in The information lhat appears m The \ 01cc Houston\ oicc to be a\.ulablc to users ofihe a\i11lable 10 m.111) folks who ha'e not had Internet Our regular!) featured columns such access 10 11 prior to thrs \\ e ant1c1pale 11 WJll as Gay 1 od•) Fum1h Values. and lhc also pr0 ' 1de some unique opponunmes for Uu1s1dcr \\Ill be accessible as \\Cll ns the our ad,en1scrs It will t-e great for people ne\\S stones, communrt) nformauon. the \\ho arc plannmg busincs, and \acat n calendar theatre and movie revte\\s. and travel or relocating to Hou ton because the) e\Cn Carolin's notorious •<;oap· columns (Our nc" mystc') conmbutor will also be (( ontmuaJ n page //) Saturda). Jul> 27. three people \\ere arrested on outstanding \\al"'ants after bemg questioned b) police l'fficcrs \\ho respl'ndcd to a call complaining of people s111mg on the s1de\\al~ in front of Stone Soup. m the 700 block of \\ esthe1mer A sign posted m front of the building reads • 0 LOI FRl"'G A \Oluntecr \\ho armed shonh before the scheduled opening and \\ho opened the gate that da>. sa) s that she nouced a fc" police C ntmu d npc j Lesbian Avengers come to defense of fired coach ,\ uber to file Federal Appeal B) Deborah Rl'll After reading of the firmg of softball coach Holly Nuber the ne\\I) formed Houston chapter of the Lesbian A\cngcrs voted to target Pearland ISD as their inaugural acuon The~ agreed "ith Nuber that the grounds for her dismissal "ere quesuonablc (sec Houston \ 01ce 7 i I) The) "•nted to send a message to all homophobes that discnmmation '"II be confronted The action occu:-red m two phases on July 1 l Phase One \las a & oup ot the A\engers spra}inB \\cedlgrass killer onto the la\\ns of Pearland '1 •h School an the d1 1c1 s admm1na11on bu1ldmg ,.e sprayed areas died ou• m 7 dais to rc,eal the "o ds "Homophobic Higb" at the school and ~e message at the othc locat on v.as "Hate i'1lls" Flyers \\ere pasted ontc doors. \\mdov.s. \\alls and columns in the "ce hours of the morning It was 'imted m these flyers that somcthmg "as going to happen. 1dent lied \\ho the g-oup "as and "h)' thC) took the action. fhe L c .bran A Hngcrs are a front ~c political act" ist group dedicated lo 1ss"cs rconr 11ued ,m page 12 J Who's that girl? Who ts 11? See page 15 If LI ) d s I l ondon \\here to insu:i: nne l'f her bod) part. •I would ""' her r.outh Shes no c "d> kc but he has been •CCn frequcnll) at The Rane!: 2 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 2. 1996 C@.>\ST .>\L llWIPRESSl@l1S Cun°'" Sc,..•n Prlrnln• -Embroidery -Ad Specloky • • Fully Automated - Up to 160 dozen shirts per hour • In-house Art Department ~,D . • T-Sh1rts. Sweatshirts. Sportsh1rts. Caps. T eamwear, Koozies. Cups and hundreds of other ad specialty items PH: 713-665-1117 Fax: 713-665- 1166 Ask for William " Biii" Johnson, 111 SUMMER T's NOW[ ETCHED IN MEMORY. PRESERVED IN GRANITE. THE AIDS MEMORIAL BOOK. It's made of solid granite and bordered "panels" in which you can inscribe the name and date of your departed family member or friend. Proceeds are donated to AIDS charities throusrn an advisory board composed of local leaders in All5S-related services. To make an appointment to see the terrace" call a Forest Park Lawndale representative at 92 l-66L3. The Foundation for Interfaith Research & Ministry and Forest Park Lawndale Theater LaB Extends POOR SUPER MAN Run Theater LaB Houston will extend Its current exclusive Southwest pre miere of Brad Fraser's drama/comedy POOR SUPER MAN (a play w11h cap- 11ons) This produc11on will now play through August 18th. From 1he award wrnning Canadian pla)wrighr and author of our acclaimed production Unidenti­fied Human Remains and the True Nature or Love comes h1~ newest and most controversial work. follow· 1ng us critically successful pro­ductions in Edtnburgh. London and Canada. At its world premiere rn Cin· c1nna11, Ohio 1n April 1994, that city•s vice squad first threatened lo close down the producllon lhen aclnowledgcd 1l""t ar11qic merit stimulating much controversy and 1ntere'1 The play went on 10 be named by Time Magaztne as one of 1994 's be,1 1hea1rical produc11ons POOR SUPl'R MAN (A play w11h cap­tions) will play on Friday and Satur- 1 day evenings through August 17th at 8:00 pm. and on Thur>day August 8th and 15th al 8 00 p.m and Sundays at 6:00 p m rhru August 18th The play is ahout David a gay arnst Suffering a creali.e block, he decides 10 rake a pu1-11me ;ob "' a waiter in a restaurant run hy a young married couple named Mau and Vio­let- and an affair between the two men ensues. Other characters 1ncluc.le David's roommate, Shannon, an HIV positive 1ransgendei-cd person who ~ant.s a sex change and Kryla. a JOUrnahsr. who searches endless!) for the right rela11onsh1p They are a fragmented generation grappling with life"s confusions the nature of betrayal, 1he insidiousness of hypocrisy and sell-decep11on and the importance ot relat1onsh1ps. Their lives cross an a world of lies. loneliness and loss. Flashed on the back wall, the captions of the !Ille are a counterpoint to the e\lents tran spiring on scage-somet1mes pro vid1ng subtext, some11mes reveal­ing the actual thoughts of a character and in the process contradicting his or her lies. Please note Iha! this play " for AOtJl.T audiences only and contains sexual suuat1ons and nudity This pro­duction is generously underwru­ten by The Houston Voice and Cross­roads Marler Bookstore and Cafe f PWA Holiday Card Project B) LARRY GARRETT The Larry Garrell l·ounda11on Inc • a llouston based 50l(c)3 charity announces its newest proJett The People with AIDS Holiday Cards Pro;ecr Patterned after the Child­ren with cancer cards ~rorhored by ~ D Anderson, IS encouraging people living w11h HIV/AIDS 10 design the cards which will be prrnted, boxed and sold hy the foundation P•oceeds from the cards will be used 10 prepare personal care baskets that will be dtStributed durmg the ho 1 da) season 1 1lous1on area hospices and tnd1v1du.1ls in need Mos of us take for granted a bar of soap or a new raz r but 10 a person I vmg on a f •ed nc me. paytng utrageous med1.al and prescriptwn bills these ttems wtl vc<Y m~ch he 1ppre c1a1ed I undc sr•nd these needs as a person l1v1ng with AIDS myse.f I battle 1h1s chrurHc lllrH!SS along wuh the dreads of chemotherapy lor Kap os1's Sarcoma cancer anJ Iii\' rel111ed congestive heart failure. Donations tor 1l11s proiecr have already >tarred com1~g and are well ur.derway, even rhouJh tt is lhe mid­dle of Summer It is hoped 1ha1 the boxed sou "1 I he available by m1d­October 11 IS hoped that communuy busmesses will supporr this pro Jecr by sellrng the cards and donaung items 10 the baskets Spec1t1t derails are still bctng worked our as 10 how many cards will be provided tn each box. offering personalized engraving, and design ~pec1t1ca· t1ons It has been d11cua•eJ th•• •h• cards may be of a 'generic va11e1y so 1ha1 they are >Ullable lor nor only Christmas. hue Hanukkah, Kwan1a, and the Winter S ... ls111.·I! as well The derails will be provided as so n as they are available. Those 1ntc1- e.1oted 111 trying 1heu hands al design· mg these special cards should con tact the Pound111 n at 7111729 7077 The proJ«l could expand to other holidays, ltke llalll'ween Mother s Day. Bm~dJY> and Annt vcnar1es The Larry Garre • r OJndat1Qn works on a 100 volJnteer bas s w11h no paid staff !'he onlv expense are f r rou11ne adm r.1stra11on and posuge and ba,k fees Other charity proJ<• s of the I arry Ga1 rel! l·oun da11on a"'e the Prngr.1111 to1 Well ness Restoration, rha1•s What Friends Arc !·or'. and the Hnuswn area Red R1hbon Pruiecl lnd1v1duals 1n1ercs1ed tn par 11c1pa1ing m 1h1s pro;ecr may call 7131729 7077 or "file 10 The Larry Garrett l•ounda11on, 1152S Bur dtne Sr 1421. llousron, TX 7703S Plans have already hecn set up w11h area depar1ment Stores to oOtaan lhc personal care Items anJ 1t 1s hoped thac a big variety ot tterns will he pro v1Jcd The Houston Voice 0 n-Lm. e.I The U'lAGayNct web site can be v icwcd at ht1p://www. usaga} net.com. To reach The Houston Voice, access the site and click on the Nc"s and Views. ·1 here is no charge for this service. IN My OwN . J$ V . ~ OICE ~"D~6Cea~,u Full Moon Madness What 111 the world 1s gorng on" The moon was full on July 30 and 11 seems the world was in the grip of some son of madness all of the precedmg week that the moon was waxing Actually. many weird things have heen happening for a while now, and mayhe we can't blame 11 on the moon hut thi'i week was parllc­ulally qrange . On a pe"onal level, three people on the Voice staff have haJ car accuJenh including one involvrng The Houston Voice dis 1rihul1on van No one was serrnusly hurl, t rtunatel). hut their cars were badly damaged One •tatl member had a 11e1ghho 's car burst 111 co flames \\l'!1le pa1 kc<l 111 the driveway and I came acr, SS a frie 1d r1ghl afler her ill\iOIVe · menl 111 a minor accident on Monday \1y tJther 111 lav. v.as hosp1tal1Led this week "Ith heart prohlems and one of our st.111 mcmhcrs l"i 111 the midst ot c.11!111g t.1mlly together as her hrothe1 IS dy111g ol AIDS (special prayers for \.f.1gg e ple.1se} Yes. 1t has hcen a hard week Ot cJu1 se our nation and the world 1s in hHmotl \.1ayhc nn more than usual , hu1 : sJrc seems like 11 . I have ollen heen thanktu1 that here 111 the United S ates. we have special privileges ot freedom anJ have not sultered the horrors that so many people have to deal with everyday 1n places such as Ro>nu , the Middle l:a.i , and North· ern Ireland Sure. our coun1ry has endured a numhcr of disasters due to aclS ol nature sui:h as hurncanes c.1rth4ua.,,es .rnd llnud1ng, hut sud­den ) we are laced wuh what tech like a w,11 that Ii;" coupled on US ""I. I think It sta1tctl Y..llh the Branch J};.1v1d1ans 1ege 111 W.u:o, lollnwed by the homh 1ng ul the tcderal hu1ld111g 111 Okla· homa Cuy, and now there are folks like lhe 'l·rccmcn ' and other mil111as rhe most recent nalmnal tragedy 1s the bomh 1ha1 exploded .tt a cont:erl at the Centennial Olympic Park 1n Atlanta. killing one woman, causing a heart 11tack and dcalh of a man, and injuring mJny other' Beyond chose people wit,• are v1ct1ms ot these actions. the \liOUnd on the natrnn"s psyche cuts the most dccpl). ant.I ettetts us all. Just a le" weeks a~o a whole plane full ot people met their deaths when the pl,rne t:\ploded over the New York coastline We dnn t .._nnw vet v.ho is re.spons1ble tor ~ome the~e acts of terrorism, but more and more . it is ft:ared not to be one of "them," but one of us . American Cll1zens engaged 111 acts of terrori!'.m against other ctt1· zens We all wonder "Why"" and "What will happen next'!" And as II h11s closer to home, we can't help hut thrnk that 11 could happen here Our community is ettected by these tragedies JUSt as everyone else is. The Houston Voice doesn't always report on the same things that appear 111 mainstream papers a"' you can read that news there. So we haven t really addressed much about the 01) 111p1c Games or the explosion of TWA Flight 800 Not that these matters arc not of 1ntt:rcst to our community, hul they are hettcr covered hy 01her news medium' while we concentrate nn our community here 111 Houston Tht: po111t I want In make is this Gays and 1.esh1ans can and are the v1c11m' of these crimes JU St a' everyone elst: 111 the coun1ry 1s . and JUSt as ever)one else we have personal traget.l1es like car wrecl..s or our relatives hecoming 111 and CVCI yday >!Ull Ille JOhs Ill go to. children to ta.._e care of. hills to pay. groceries to huy etc And like all)'One else we too can he v1ct11n' of terrorists One of the v1ct11ns nt the TWA fl1gh1 "as 47-ycar old Jed Johnson, an openly gay man anJ an anterior deco· rator from New York Along with architect Alan Wanzenherg, John· son designed the homes ot "'uch celeh~ r1t1cs as R1t:harJ Gere. Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol One of h1' many tru.~nds was Good Mon1111g Amerfra host Joan Lunden Lunden delivered a moving and heartfelt memorial at the end ol the <lay"s hroadcasl 011 July I 91h The G;.1y & l.c\h1an AJJ1anc:e Against Defamation (GI AAD) issued a statement pra1s1ng Lunden for affording John,on 'uch great re,pcct and dignity so often reserved unly for heterosexual's spouses particularly 1n the media Her aclnowlcdgemeru of Alan Wanzen­hurg a"' Johnson·, lite rartner wa~ a simple and touch111g act maJ.ing a sag· n1f1cant contribution to gay v1q­h1loty and c1v1I right' according 10 a GLAAD release Wc grieve along wuh the rest nl" the nation and oiler condolences to the lamil1es and friends who have loss their loved ones through the'e horri· hie assaults Lawsuits filed for '94 Murder Heai·en and Ripcord named According to the management of both the Ripcord and Heaven, the lawsuit filed against them and reported on the Wednesday ed111on of the Houston Chronicle, was a surprise. Both businesses reported "we learned of the suit by reading Wednesday morning's paper. We have no additional information on which to comment'" According to the report by Chronicle writer George rlynn, the parents of Michael Buflinski filed a wrongful death lawsuit againq the four individuals charged with the 1994 gay-bashing murder of their son Michael and the two clubs he had patronized prior to being abducted, kidnapped, beaten. robbed, murdered and then dumped in a remote loca11on. 1 he lawsuit. filed m state district court seeks unspecified damages for negligence, mental angu1>h and loss of companionship with their slam son Michael's parents, Ed and Kay Rurzmski live in Ohio. According to the Chronicle, "the suit, filed by Anorney D. Craig Olivier, said the clubs and their operators continued to serve Burzinsk1 drinks when he was "obviously intoxicated to the extent that he presented a clear danger to himself and other.." ADVERTISE YOUR BU INE IN THE HOUSTON VOICE HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 2, 1996 3 4 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 2, 1996 GOSPEL SUNDAY BRUNCH ~ TltE HARboR LiGltT CltoiR AUGUST 18Tlt AMARETTO Bdli~is & L 1. ll 2 Mi'10SAS SpEciAls 1ill }p'1 LNCH AM- PM DiN~ER 5J0pM-10pM 1658 WESTHEiMER FRidAy & SATuRdAy llAM-2AM (AT DuNlAvy) SuNdAy BRUNCH llAM-3pM 523-3800 THEATER LaB HOUSTON presents the controversial play the Cincinnati vice squad wanted to close down POOR SUPER MRH by Br ad Fraser EXTENDED DUE TO SOLO-OUT PERFORMANCES! FINAL PERFORMANCES FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS thru AUGUST 17th at 8 PM SUNDAYS, AUGUST 4th, 11st & 18th at 6 PM THURSDAY PERFORMANCES ADDED I AUG. 8th & 15th at 8 PM ALL TICKETS $18 "f' 1706 ALAMO OFF 2100 HOUSTON AVE. This play contains sexual situations/nudity u~:::~~yby HOUSTON VOICE TICKET INFORMATION 868-7516 In Loving Memory ERIC PHILIP JACOBS iVOICE ::c""•- z~· e ~---.r~' 7=rz '== SSUE823 August 2 1996 Published F ndays Enc Ph1hp Jacobs died of AIDS-related complications at Twelve Oaks Hospital, on 26 July 1996 He was born in Estabbhed 1874 as the Houston Montrose Star -a-established 1080 as the Houston Montrose Voce Changed name to The Ntw Voice 11'11991 lnc:ol'poratJng the New Orleans Crescent City Star re-establ!Shed December 1 1993 as the Houston Va ce 811 Westheimer, Suite 105 Houston, Texas 77006 (713) 529-8490 Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom on 13 December 194 7 And he was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Ann Moss. and his father Enc Henry Jacobs, Royal Navy retired Survived by his sister. Julia, and her husband, Peter Green, and nephews Philip and Allen.Phthp also served 1n the Royal Navy prior to attending college and came to the United States in 1978 For a number of years he was in service as a butler with a River Oaks family and in recent years he has resided in the home of Larry Lingle and the late 8111 White A special thanks to Dr Patneta D Salvato and her staff who were always there for Philip. Even as his illness progressed Ph11tp preferred to ltghten the moment for others. He devoted his life to serving others. and brought only JOY to all those whose paths crossed those of "the funny Englishman• Services will be held at the graves1te 1n West Sussex Those wishing to remember Philip may wish to make a donation tn his memory to The Hollyfield Foundation. P 0 Box 6722, Houston, TX 77266 JAMES (JAY) T. REAUME Born February 3 1953 m Windsor Canada Died July 25, 1996 m Houston Survived by parents, 2 brothers. and many friends He was employed at vanous times at the Atnum, Ors. M1dtowne Spa, Milam House is a home- like atmosphere for HIV• persons who because of health, social and/or economic conditions are unable to provide for their own basic human needs. We are seeking volunteers to help with everything from shift duty to fundraising. If you can help please contact Dallas at 520-9248 or via e-mail ahhvlntr@neosof t.com. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! Omega House, an eight bed residential hospice for individuals in the terminal stages of AIDS. Volunteers are currently needed on weekdays to help with supportive functions such as cooking, housekeeping and administrative assistance. If you are interested, please call Claudia Commo at 523-1146. (800) 729-8490 Fax (713) 529-9531 E-mail HouV01ce@AOLcom Contents copyoght 1996 Office Hours 9am-5 30pm weekdays PUBLISHER Crad Ouren EDITOR Deborah Moncrief Bell EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT J C M1chelak/ed1tonal 1ss1stant Jon Anthony/efltertalM"lef"lt editor Jack Leonard/sports ocNor Carolyn Robertslsooety odltor STAFF WRITERS B R McDonald . Carolyn Roberts, Javier Tamez (Theatre Review) CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Andrew Edmonson, Larry Lingle, Curt Morrison, Jazz Paz. Glen Webber CARTOONIST Ea~ Storm PHOTOGRAPHERS David Goetz. KllTl Thompson Steven David PRODUCTION Matthew Pennington/managerlar. d rer.tor Maggie Brel1ck/productK>n ayOU1 OFFICE MANAGEMENT Jack Leonard/otrQ manager Maggie Brahck/aSS!stat:l manager Jeanna W1Jey/ottsce ass:,tant A DVERTISING SALES DEPARTMENT Lee Davis, Beniamm Diaz, J C Mochelak, Carolyn Roberts CLASSIFIEDS & PERSONALS Maggie Bral1ck NATIONAL ADVERTISING R(PR#22ESEN tAf N'E ~llM.vbq. 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MS 50 per I rnonlhS :w 19, 00 per ~ J ~ylKfWtrflsngdffd/1"9 '2'JOp-n CTM\lt'ldnvl<>reterw IPK9 c. )0 p C T Monday to f\m Sh ad copy ror f rlday _.,., CJa"""1Jd ~ ~ noon CT MJndey tor ~rlday """'°"""' RrJsponsdJMy We do 'IOI ~· f1nantQJ '~ , for •by~ buJ ruder• n aP.ed 10..,.,.. the news- ~al 9tly ~ lraudl.Mn Ot deGept"'9 ~ .-'ld~ .... :ie~..:t Mi9mOer° National ,,at/ ~ Guild Gay & L•Sbian Pren Association Assoc--~ ~·edPret1 Guy Today by Glen Webber Bedtime Story? Here is a bedtime story for you. Just 1mag1nc you are stand rng outside the Stone Soup Food Pantry wait111g to go 1n when the police start harassing you. lmag111c be111g arrested, and spend 111g 24 hours 111 jail oven though you did nothing wrong. Imagine you not even allowed to take your medicine with· out a coun order. This terrible ordeal happened to Robert S1eman last Saturday, Jul)· 27. while he wa~ 111 line waning for the Stone Soup to admit him. About 7 to 8 people were arrested or ticketed . Some of these people may have had war· rant. out on them, but why harass all the folks who were in line, including poor, <ick, hungry people who were not do111g anyth111g wrong? It sounds very 'cary indeed 111 jail, they put a red tag on his wrist that had G-lllV on u. He was also put in a separate cell because he had AIDS Robert is up,et because the Jailhouse does not re.pect the confidential 1ty of PWAs I've been told that the Avondale Civic As,oc1at10n doe!\ 1101 like the Stone Soup locat1on This organization 1s strongly 111tluenced by two gay men who live in the area. I can understand their not llk111g the street people, but these foils were there on legitimate bust ne!<.S, and are not lo11ering 'undesir­ables,' I don"t like tht: locallon of Stone Soup myself. I teel It does invite trouble They need a 'ate place to operate like He1 in~ Chun:h. or other !<iinular loca tions fhcy aho need a place where - people wa1t1ng in line can sit in a envi­ronment protected from the ele ments of "'hatever season It 1s Stone Soup 1s a worthy charity, and they , deserve the best If the Avondale Civic A.soc1at1on does oppo'e the Stone Soup, they 'hould help It find a new location or ~uppnrt in more We can't tight each other, Ga) aga111't Gay. The police need to qull harassing Ga)" 1f that " what " go111g o n They should be protect111g "' from trou· ble, not inventing u \\'e need to get more peorle in office that can make an impact lie) , elect me to the city coun· cil' You can bet I won 't !iiohut up 1f lnJUS­uces are occurring Please don't forget the Bering and Friends show this weekend. I've seen some of It and 11 is greac. I am now a member of the Dumb Guy Club . And white 1 thrnk 1 m not worthy of inclusion in this club, several peo­ple think 1 am The reason Well, I ran off to Walgreen 's with the stove on. Wow, what a dumb th111g to do. 1 didn't realize my mistake till 1 was 111 the check out tine . Every terrible thought 1 had about my apartment com· ptex be111g engulfed 111 flames due to my 1 stup1d1t)· went through my m111d as 1 raced home . Thank God, no fire I had not even put rhe T. V_ dinner in the oven. 1 wa> lucky not to be the lead story on the e'en111g news that night 1 II be more careful in the future . It was a real risk I took I hope you wilt he careful not co put )'OUr~elt or others at risk maybe startrng a tire 1ha1 can't he put out Glen Wthbtr is a perrnn li•·ing with AIDS 111 /lauston, making the most of ea,·h and rvrrv day IV-STD Community anning Group Nominations The HIV/STD Prevention Program ot the llou,ton Department of Health and Human Service.s '" reque!'iting nom1 · nations for the followrng pos1uons: Person< with Physical D1sabil1 - t1es, Mrnority Men, M111onty Women, Juvenile Justice System Substance Abuse; Gay/lesbian Bisexual Issues ; Sex Workers, Spiritual Issue\ and Rt!pre..,en11ng IIIV lnfected/PWAs . HIV prevention community plan n111g " a process designed to establish programs which are responsive to high priority, commun1ty·vat1- dated needs w1thtn defined poputa t1ons The process allows govern­mcncal agencies, non-governmen­tal oraan1zat1ons. and rcprescnt­at1ves of communuies and groups at mk for HlV or 111fected with HIV to share respons1btl1t1es for developing a comprchcns1vc HIV prevcn1ion plan . The llou\lon HIV Prevention Community Plann111g Group (CPG) provales guidance to the Hous1on Department ot Health and Human Serv · ices related to the use of prevention resources . jPLAY~ Persons who fill the vacant pos111on~ must have spec ific expertise and be able to articulate and address the HI\" prevention needs of the popula· uon' they represent . The members of the community planning group must be over 18 years of age and reflect the characteristics of the current and pro1ected ep1dem1c 111 Houston, and should include representatives from both governmental and non­governmental agencies and organ­izations which provide HIV preven· non services The affected commu­nity must be represented . The nomination process is open. Anyone can nominate him/herself or ano ther person The nomination form 1s a screening 1nstrumcn1 only and serves as the prehm1nary mech­anism in the setcc11on process The second s1cp in the selecuon process includes a meeting wuh several mem­bers of the Screening Comm1ctcc . The nom1nuion form must be com­pleted and subn11tted by August 19, 1996. It you wish to nominate your­self or someone else for a position. plca'e contact Bill Comeaux at 713/ 794·9092 SAFEI HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 2. 1996 5 S U NDAY THE MR. LIFE TODAY CONTEST SfJori.me flt fpm fJeaejiti.ag The AIDS Housing Coalition f'OHowed at llpm fly SUNDAY FRENlY MALE STRIP CONTEST with Black Velt'ett WEDNESDAYS SUMMER SIZZLE MALE STRIP CONTEST with Miss Gay Houston USojA At Large Regina Dane THE 6ENTR\' SOCIAL CLUB El'ery Day Vatil 7pm $1.SO WEU DRINKS $1.75 DOMESllC WNGNECKS $3.SO ABSOLUf MAIO'INIS Congnrtalations to Sf.AN CARTER, Your Social ClalJ Bartender, on winning Mr. Gay lloaston All-American. Good Lack at Mr. Oay Texas All-American. 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Jean Clark knows that his boast is true. and she has decided that "What's good for the goose 1s good for the gander." In response to the damage Reed and h 1s cohorts arc conspiring to foment against women, Clark has coordi­nared a nonpartisan assembly called Women Organ1Zing for Change. Her goal 1s ro synchronize a core of one mil­lion women (and supportive men) who will commll to work one hour per week ro further the specific causes of women. including expanded cider care and child care, access to affordable health care and stricter gun control laws . The campaign also supports protection ol the environment. funding for the arts and humanities and the preser· vatmn of the Earned Income Tax Credit for the work.Ing poor. Clark has experienced remarkable success as a grasHoots activist for the pas1 quarter cen1ury for feminist anJ progressive causes. including the t.1st aborr1on rights march and the 1975 Mothers Day of Outrage at the Vatican Emhassy 1n Washington. DC She was a tuunding n1cmbcr of Pittsburgh's ACT l'r and was 1nstru · men1al .n persuading that cuy•s 1.:ounc1I 10 adopt an ant1·d1scnm na uon ord1111nce regarding sexual ori cntat1on She 1s a long·t1me laborer to tncludc women of color, l csh1ans, Gays and transgcnJered persons under .i protecuvc umbrella '"We' \'e hetn v-orkrng a Jong 11mc try· 1ng to pul together a complete fern1 - n1st agenda so that we can have an 1den4 1if1able complete philosophy statemcnl.~ she said. referring to the .:ulle ... 11ve efforts ot the founders ot the campaign Clark and WOC are JOined tn 1h1s endeavor by the National Women s Political Caucus, the Fem· .n1st Majority and Planned Parent· hood The) intend to direct the energy and passion of lho)e cyber-tem1n1sts .. to empower women pol111cally and ~top 1hc anu-woman ae:enda ot the rad1- cal right." Presently the project 1s reaching most of its audience on the 'Net. (Their web Site 1s http //wlo org The organiza1ions's e-mail address 1s wlo@wlo.org. You can call them at 800-WOMAN96 ) Of the one million Internet users, one 1h1rd are profes· sional women. most of whom go on-line every day. It is hoped that these partic­ipants will alert ochers via fax and postings in mailboxes and bulletin boards of the need for clerical and office volunteers, phone callers, lclters-to 4 thc-cd1tor wrilcrs. call­ers to talk shows and web-workers who will share in discussion lists and crc­a1e web pages. "The onhne approach 1s necessary today,, I Clark slates. "because the majority of women are working and we don't have the volun· teer corps that we had 25 years ago ." It is anticipated that 111 each geo­graph 1cal locale, lhere will be a few women dedicated to serve as spok· eswornen for the network, and regional leaders Additionally each volunteer will he expecte<l lO reach our to five unreg1steret.1 friends, ta1111ly members or co-workers. get them reg · 1stered to vote and cransport them to the polls on election day. Will they succeed'.' The Democratic National Convention threatened IO eliminate 1he ERA anJ other vital women•s issues from their plalform I 1wo weeks ago Women Organ11ing for Change s1arted e ·mailing the Ocms on Sunday July 14, and by Tuesday alter· noon had rece1vetl a renewed pledge from 1hcm to keep lho$c issues as planks. and include equal p<1y .and orhcr c.1uses 111 the party pla1to1111 I hey exr1ec1 even greater Internet par11c1pation when 1he .school calendar resumes 1h1s Fall because many women edut:ator'i who arc normally onl111e are on vaca­turn now Roseanne has 1t right· "The thing women have got to learn 1s thar nobody gives you power. You JU'it take it! .. Carpe diem Jaz:. is a /oral character and pro/es­uonal agitator whn would gi\.'t' 11 all up for a rtgular wrtkday job and a Heady paycheck • ~~~~~~~~~- lnole Endorsement Nixed 8} CURT MORRISON Texas' only state-wide Republican organiza11on ;upport1ng equal civil right> lor Gays and lesbians, The Log Cabin Republican' of Texu, announced they have decided not to. endorse presumptove Repub­lican nominee Bob Dole in the upcoming elecuon fhe dec1s1on came at a meeting of the group s directors held in San Antonio July 27 There were several factors involved in the group"s dec1uon including the now infamous snafu of Dole returning a S 1,000 contribu t1on from the organ11auon. Dole raised a furor in 1995 when hi' cam paign returned the check c1trng his disagreement with Log Cabin's "agenda" for gay c1v1I rights . Later, Dole ;aid he regretted return­ing 1he money, however, he indi­cated he would not accept future con· tribu11on>, 1f any, from 1he group The non-endorsement resolu- 11on passed at the state Log Cabin directors' mee11ng cited Dole's ••antagon1st1c•• actions toward Log Cabin as a primary reason for I their dee"'"" Other lact1ir' involved concern ol Dole ' 'Pon 1 sorsh1p of the Dete11'e of Marriage Act, his po$1l1ons regarding pro~ tect1on for gays trom employment d1scriminat1on and allowing Gays to serve openly in the military Log Cabin State President Dale Carpenter noted, "Tl11s 15 s11nply our way of saying that Dole does nol mcru our endorsement" Carpenter caunoncJ. however that the dec1S1on should not be talen "a sign of \Upport tor 8111 Clinton . "'Clinton has been 1ncons1stent, at best, on i<sues related to gay and les­bian equal1ty, as he ha> heen on other issues," observed Carpenter. In fact, the non endor\ement resolu­tion pa"ed Saturday spec1f1ed that 11 "docs nol constitute an endorsement for Bill Clinton." Carpenter 1nd1cated that ind1vid· ual members ol l,og Cabin tn Texa' would "voce in accordance with their consciences .. an November Next Week Curt Morrison's inter­VICW with Gay Congressmember and Republican Steve Gunderson , HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 2, 1996 7 8 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 2, 1996 ~·uer -Ga.ks fine Cars HI! We' re you;;_;;-eiqhbor! Where you can be PROUD OF WHO Heavenly Cars at YOU ARE! down to Earth prices. ------- 713.629.0600 TEXAS AR, NC. 2200 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 450 Houston, Texas 77056 ?enmfe.r Jlarri.r Senior Loan Officer Pager 919-5626 Lesbian/Gay Lending Specialist Air Conditioning & Heating Specialists -=- 880-4629 ~!$;C: ALL WORK FULLY GUARANTEED -.. 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Not JUSt your everyday gos>1p but the gritly details , the kind of smears which lay low the mighty and affirm 10 the 1011.· llest that the high and mighty (I cannot say such a phrase v. 1thout visions of John Wayne an a movie of the 5ame name­see what Rosie O ' Donnell has done to me) are only 100 human Franklin Roosevelt and John F Ken nedy were lambasted after their deaths, although ne11her had been measurably tarn1~hed in history Nuon was vilified while lt\.ing , Jimmy Carter 11.as bellnled 11.h1le pres· ident, and a Silting president , Bill Clinton, is castigated a~ a man with· out a moral compass . We all know that only Pat Robertson possesses such a compass. although an exact repro· duc11on is available from the 700 Club on an easy payment plan Now, probably th1> election year will prove to be no more mean sp1r1ted or dirty that man) other recent ones. But the thirSt for office doe~ bring out the worst in men (no slight to women intended) After all, in love and poll· tics all is fair game The Democrats are making the most of Bob Dole's age-an easy target--and without even trying their opponents seemed hent on war­fare over ahoruon. The Republicans on the other hand , having tasted the sweet victor) ot Congressional control now thirst fJr the While Hou'.je Driven h) the fanat 1cs among the freshman Repuhllc.ws in Congress the Grand Old Part) (wl11ch 1s, however, the younger ot the two par ues) is using its control o ... er leg1:-.la t1on to build not a leg1slat1\.'e rec­ord. but campaign 1~sues with one goal Embarrass the President and the Democrats . No bener ex.ample arises from the mucl than the Defense of Marriage Act. \\"1th even the Chr1suan Coaltt1on playing down II s anti-gay agenda. along comes a subtle ga)' issue which the Radical Right leaped upon w11h all the ag1l11y of the cowardl) few aboud the T1tan1c lhc reasoning went some· thing like this Okay, so most Ameri · cans oppose job dtscnmination even toward ga)s. most Americans uphold the " concept of the family, even 11 the maJOrtty take tailing marks in practice And what pol1t1c1an, or columnist, can t"ail to JUmp on such an obvious win · win situation'> No one , except Gays and Lesbians, wants same·sex mar­rragcs- such a concept destroys "family values." The Right con demns our promiscuity but denies us cont1nu1t} And Congressional Republicans could smell a ripe her· ring all the way 10 the cloak room The DOMA (pronounced ··dumb one") forced the Democrats 10 go on record as either supporting their gay con­surncnts or bad.. 1ng down before overwhelming supporl. Of cour>e 1h1s wa> not a d1ff1cult choice for the lonesome three : Barney Frank, Gerry Studds and Steven Gun-by Larry Lingle derson Besides being Gay. the laner two are not running for re election For other someume Supporters of gay rights the word was out, openly sig· naled by Clinton , that a "yes" vote was understood- like the Gays- in the military issue , fence~ could be mended later Members of Congress . 11.orking closely w11h Barney Frank, opposed the measure in committee. on the ob\.'1· ous grounds of ll5 const1tut10nal - 11y . After all. marriages and their reg­ulation 1s and ha\.'e always been a state matter No one more than the suppos­edly states-rights oriented Republi ­cans should have championed that pos1t1on Losing 10 comm1t1ee this member of congress then conunued waging the fight on the floor of Cong re" Because she 1s an African·American she wa~ receiving a flood of calls from the m10- 1sterial alliances throughout her district-all opposing the support of the gay pos111on . Black churches are the bedrock of their communities . What the Christian Coaliturn is cur· rently doing through 11's member churches the black church« have heen doing for years For decade> their churches were the sole recourse for black leaders to arue in defense of their r1gh1S . The Nauonal Democrat1\. Party and the Texas Democrauc Part)· let us rep resentatives 10 Congress kno\\ that a "'yes·· vote was acceptable on this 1SSJe. The party was determined not tn hand the Republicans this 1nuc fur late.- fifteen secund sounJ h1tc' in the heat of the c:ampa1gn When 11 finally came down 10 a vntc the handful of " no ' s" came from the gay Congres~men and their lcw 'upport ers trom sate Nonhern J1str1ct5 Shiela Jackson Lee of itoustun, the member of Congress v. ho had fough t this bill 10 commntee and v. ud~ed alongside Barney f·rank on the floor, chose to ignore her part) and voted .. present .. on the bill. Now to some this 1s rationalized as a "' yes vote But the rea 11y 1s that ··yes" 1s yes" and "pre,ent" 1s "'not yes•• Congress woman Lee showed courage bctore her colleagues and helore her Alrican American constituents She worked the 'ystcm on behalt ol" a nunor· Hy within her congressional d1!".trict dominated by her 1mmed1ate con· stttuency Throughout the process Jackson I.cc consulted with leader' 1n llouston·, gay and lesbian community. She val ued our op1n1on But more than that , she recognized the issue as one of c.:onsll· tut1onal1ty and human rights. She worked hard on our hehalf hdore the onslaught of a Republican Sleam roller ot hatt And, in the final analy ­sts, we1gh1ng the di..,1ded forces 10 her distric1 she chose to announce her lorm ot protest 10 the lnJUSllCes of the bill by \.'Ot1ng •·present ·• J;or cho~e really concerned w 1th JUstice for all , It 1s only JUSuce to recogn1le the cour ... age of 1h1s member of Congress To reject our friends in the heat of hatlle " to stand alone in the war ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE HOUSTON ICE The Abyss Widens ·Criminal Ju~aice in America 1s 111 a >tale of collapse. We have formalism and techn1cal1t1es but little com­mon sense. It's about time America wakes up to the fact that we are in 1hc fight of our lives ," opined Judge Har­old J Rothwax m an article that appeared m Parade, a weekly national magazine o;;upplement that appears m the Sunday ed111on of the Houston Chronicle Rothwax . a liberal . presides over criminal cases in New York Clly and has been dorng so for 25 years Rothwax insists that nothing short of ~weeping change" v..111 save our current system. While I do not as:ree w11h some of his recommen­dat1ons his ana ys s is thought pro­voking and deserving of consider a1ion. Ot course. Rothwax's hur geon111g m1ss1on co1nc1des with the 1elease nl his recently published hook lilied Guilt): The Collapse of Crimi­nal Justice Nevertheless. Rot ­h\\. ax ·' overall m1s~'1on 1s well intended and he provide~ the reader With a plan ot ac11on to ameliorate the prohlcm While I agree with Judge Rothwu rn lheory I am not at all sure that h1' med1c1nal overhaul ol lhe Judicial system will entire!) cure the current stile of societal dy~tunc1ion The weakening moral cul1ure of our SOCICI) .11 al levels IS equal!) to hl.une and cause for concern Child· rcn art: comm1tt1ng heinnu" crimes Passion and sclf·1ndulgence have he•11 l1on11cd ove1 self control Seit has hn:n e\a l1cd over lamily and com mun1ty lnd1v1dual rcspon,1h1I· it) 1s no lo11ge1 predominate Toi · erance towa1d' others has been t hl1tc1a11:d WorL c1h1c ha~ been r11J · 1culcd 11u1eat..1 ol heralded The lut 1~ endless )Cl no1h111g s1gn1t1cant 1s he•nii done 1.1 rever "ie the s 11uat.nn. 1 hl"i wecL Congress plans to 'end a \\ellare Retorm hill to the \\'hlle Hcuse tor the President 's s1g na ture Media speculation to the ton· traf) Clrnton will more than l1kel) sign the htll consu.lering th1~ 1~ an election )Car and welfare reform h an issue that re,onatcs v.. 1th the elector· Ult: J'he plu1al1t} nf Americans champH>n welfare reform and hel!eve 1t needs to he recon~tructed from 1ts current state. Still, u 1s 1mperat1ve that any welfare rctorm 1;,trategy aimed at pu1t1ng the 1housand ann· m1c piece' of llumpty Dumpty hack together must ent:ompass cultural renewal rn order to heed results . His· 1or1cally, efforts IO deal wuh eco­nomic aspects of behavior while ignoring the 51gn1f1cance of vir­tues ha- been regarded 3' foolish and rightfully sn The tanuly unit has alwap heen the foundation to the cultural success of any given soc1tty and its demise has h1stor1cally heen attributed to 'oc1e1al failure and civil dis · tourse I am 111 no way suggesting that the trad1C1onal dd1111t1on of fam 1ly (man, woman and child) 1~ the a nee· dote to achieving a level of civility currently remiss 111 our society. I'll leave that m1sguu.led tasL IO Ralph Recd and his m1n1ons Angela Lans .. bury summed It up !-.O well 111 a ret:ent interview when she re marled ••A family 1\ anypla<:c where two or more people come together 10 crea1c a household :· The essence of a family u people who care ahou1. and for, one another Dictating "family values• to \OC1e1y will only treatc rebel lion . By 1he same token, rewarding 1nd1viduals who engage 111 self· des1ructive behavior through non­cond1t1onal welfare benefits 1s equally disastrous . It 1s human na1ure to rebel against authoritative d1ctums . Be that as it may, there is a far more grievous underlying predicament that IS derived from this type of paternal­ism I have always helleved that our community's lll!<lt1nct1ve rebel­llon, harbored from years of main­~ tream societal d1sda1n, has crc­a1ed an intcn~e averswn towards an)~ thrng deemed culturally normal by society. Unforrunately 1n so doing. we neglect to reall1e thar not all of .societies mores are 1ncompat· 1ble to our own culture There is no reason that hec.au!it: we are Lesbian and Ga). we are unahlc to be law abtd· 111g·product ive c1t11ens who have a sense of family and our own 1nd1v1d· ual princ1pl<> 1<h1Ch we live hy Most ol U\ are ) et that 1s not the way we are perceived Interestingly, we allow ourselves to he defined hy our oppo· nents How., Because our community puhl1cl) denigrates everything associated w11h so called 'family values' primaril) bc:cause we do nOI agree with the Chr1~t1an Coal111on's det1n1110n ot fam1I) That should no1 he construed as meaning v.:e do not have any \alucs of our own. We need ro pro\·1de and inform the public of our det1n11hrn of family and 115 ~ign1f· icance 111 our lives Welfare 1~ not , and shoulc.I not he con· strued as, the sole cause for the growth of povcr1y 1n the last 30 ) ears Nor Ytnuld cnmplclc ohl11c1a1111n of 1he welfare sv .. 1c111 Can 1mplau,1ble ~ccnario) produt:c a viable renewal to that community The social equiv· a lent of the second law nf thermody· nam1cs hold~: It 1s tar easier to des11oy social ordc1 1han to rehuild 1t 11 1s Ill) conten11on that government should l1Jvc l1m11eJ c ntrol O\Cr the lives or us c111zcnry Moral11y can not he legislated t\ny a11emp1 to do so "· and always will he tu11le Bo1h pol111cal par11es haH produced disas1rous result~ 111 their attempts to prtH e otherv.1se. External eco­nomic 1ncent1ve!:> cannot be manipu· lated to al1er behavior There 1!<1 more tu hchav1oral mod1f1cat1on than econom1c<;, \Uch as internal char~ actcr and personal responsabil~ lly. On the other hand, economic 1nccnt1ves shouldn l he entirely obl11erated. The current problem wuh welfare is 1hat there i!:> no incentive for the rec1p- 1ent to modify their lives. e11her hchav1orally or econom1cally The t:urrent Jeg1\lat1on doe!:> not address thu conundrum effec11vely It is e~.sent1al tha.t an) \lrelfare reform include rrov1sions that encourage self reliance, sclf .. respect and eco­nomic 1nceru1ves such a~ child care a"s1stante and educational serv .. ice,. Talk "cheap. Action" needed While econnm1t 1ncent1ves should never be m1n1m1zed, we must also locus on principles of virtue-not by coer· CHHI, rather lhrough the dcn11se of rewarding negative behavior A co111p1chen\1ve do!-.e of remedial change 1s cssen11al f'or ~ucce\sful welfa1e reform Failure to do so will reap further chao~. Meanwhile, the ahy\s widens and we as part of society as a whole suffer the consequences of inaction through a daily dose of mur· den •• hate crimes, and unnece"~ary v1olcnte Is 1h1s 1he legacy this gen era11on want~ '° leave hehind? HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 2, 1996 9 IN LoviNG MEMORY ERic Pltilip JAcobs * 1947-1996 As WE REMEMhER HiM LOBO • 3939-S Montrose 713-522-5156 10 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 2. 1996 Thursday, August 8, 7:30pm Healing Service August 9, 7:00pm MOVIETIME FRIDAY NITE "A Part from Hugh" with Anointing Movie provided courtesy of LOBO Thurs., September 5, 7:00pm POT LUCK DINNER August 23, 7:00pm Please bring food. FRIDAY NITE MUSICALS Community Concerns: ''Showboat'' Stress Manageme=.;n-i;ti:::::-;=;~:---l"iTi~-;-:;==-::'P.~--- CATCH THE BERING SPIRIT­A PIACE FOR EVERYONE! ,~frl. BERING MEMORIAL l~ UNITED METHODIST CHURCH w V 4 A Reconconciling Congregation Sunday Worship 10:50 am Sunday School 9:30 am Ministries: United :'.\lethodist \\"omen United Methodist ~ten Bering Support Network (HIV Ministries) Bering Spiritual Support Group: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm Bering Counseling Center, AIDS Chaplaincy 1440 Harold at Mulberry <7 13> 526-1017 (Paid Advc:n1scmcnl) ASK THE PASTOR Q· "When )OU go to heaven .... ,. you kno" and recog· mze the people you kne"' here on eanh' \I, ill you be married m heaven 1fyou "ere married on eanh?" A. In the Gospel of Mark. the Sadducees asked Jesus al­most the sJme question The <! fterence IS that the Sad· ducees <! d not believe ·n the resurrection They "ere a re• ;i1ous group of people "ho fa ed to acknowledge \\ho Jescs really ... as. They only ackno\\ledged Jesus as a Rev Janet Parker Teacher not the Son of God. The Sadducees \\ere only tr)mg to trick Jesus. In Mark 1218-27 \\e see where they gave Jesus a hypothetic- question It \\as customary y,hel' a mar died without ha,. mg ,~ dren, to ha\e hlS brother marry hts \\ldow so that she could bear the de­ceased man d child to carry on h1> name This y,as t~e1r "ay of havmg an mhcr•tance and havmg their name live on forever rhe) asked Jesus that 1f this hap­pened over an over agam with each marriage havmg no children, \\ho would she be married to when they nil died? If she actual!) marned seven rela1ivcs bearing no ch1ldre~ "ho "o~'d be her real husband m the rc-surrecuon? Jesus' remarks are this The establishment of the mslltut on of marriage .1s the Sad­ducees saw ti was for the purpose of proc1eat1on only Jesus told their that m heaven there \\as no need for marriage It is only necessary for this \\Orld m order to continue the human race nnd learn about bemg m relat10nsh1p with one another. \\hen the dead rise they w 111 neither marry. nor will anyone arrange a mama1,:e for them Just as the angels ha\e their entire focus on enJoymg fello\\ship with God, so "• "'e do the same We "'ill be like the angels The angels knCV\ each other and they also krew the fallen angels. The angel Gabriel called the angel M 1chael by name They kne" one another. fh1s IS clearly given to us 1:i the book of Daniel, chaptel'S I 0 and I I I believe according to Scripture that we"'! know each other by name The bond of love will alwJys exist bet"'een those we ha'e !med on thlS eanh. The book of I Cormth1ans 13 te. s us that lo' e \<i ll never fail. Lo'e \\Ill never cease What will be different about that love is that is " ill be faint m comparison to the One who died for us. Our focal pomt will change. We will be glad to sec our loved ones, but we, too, "ill tum our eyes upon Jesus and look fully in to his face. Everyone else will seem to be dim in comparison ---- even those we have loved from the depth of our heart There wi ll be nothing wrong with this, because they, too, will have their eyes upo- Jc .u. 1 All of us together with the angels "'ill sit around the throne s inging prai • mto tl1e Lamb of God who is wonhy of all our praise! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE PASTOR A QUESTIO:"I., WRITE: REV. JANET PARKER, MA­RANATHA FELLOWSHIP MCC, P.O. BOX 667032, HOUSTO"I, TX. 77266-7932 Calendar of Events Ctiurch Wonh p service 10 ~O a m Seek.cu class91.5am S26·1017 •"'You· Sacred Sctr"-study sroup usen& the Monday-815 best seller by Way11e Dyer COME lnrn more about )Our sacred self. sacred s1s1cn & broth· • Ca1holic Mau at 7 30 pm Kolbe ProJCtt ers. &. the sured. lo\llftl Creator God who S22 8182 made 1l so Al K1n&dom Community Church • MCCR Handbell Choir Rehearsal at 1 00 pm 862 75)) 861·9149 ie:tc5a;~~~i~8~1ulo a1 IOOO am at Kolbe Pro· 1 Tuesday-B/6 Satu rday-813 • Servicu al 1 30 pm at Oi1n11y Chu·ch 880· 2872 • Garaee Bake Sale at Communuy Gospel Church 7am-2pm. Sunday-814 • Maran.uh.a Fello"'sh1p Meuopol u .. 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Jmc 11cal C"atbo c Church Mus al 10 ~ a m 126 8091 • Covenan Bapuu Church Worship ~crv ice I 10 pm and education -'tour at 1 00 pm 668· 8830 • Bert & Memor al U111cd Mc1~od15l • KINGDOM COMMUNITY CHURCH Catch a glimpoc oC the Kmgdarn oC God Sunday School • 10 A M. Sunday Wonh1p Scrvk:e ... ll AM Wedne5days; A Course m Miracles ... 7'..JO PM. 4404 Blooom at SnoYCr 713·"62-7533 .. 5llN'DAY 11~ ~~J,.,..a,P~ An evangelical ministry with celebration services of Praise, Prayer and Study of God's word. Bible Class: lOam 3400 Montrose, Suite 600 (Handicap accessible) (Montrose at Hawthorne) For info on weel<ly home group>. call 528-6756 • MCCR Empowerment for Liv ing $upport eroup & pol luck dinner at o oo pm. Glory land Singers at 8:00 pm. The Gospel En5emble at 6 00 pm 861-9149 • PROTECT meeu at Ber1n1 Church 520 7870 ~ Small home eroup~ meet to sins. shire 1heu faith and pray for one another at 7 10 p m These s;roups are open to all people Maranatha Fe1 lowsh1p 11 S28·67S6 for location each 'Neck Wednesday-817 • MCCR Bible Study "Ttthrn1JG1\I :is 11 ~!CCR• 7 30 pm 861 9149 •Worship Service 7 10 pm 11 Fanh and Hope Fellowship 773 4429 • MCCR Jub1lat1on Mu.cd linsemble mee1s at 6 30 pm M1J"'eek. uplift ieu1'c at 1 00 pm, Bible Study, Lecture Sc·1es &. 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Cal ind prHI 4 for 01W Social Event• I. SchedulH. Toda• blenvenldoal (Full details in Y5 - '% Gay and Lesbian Yellow Pages) In the Heights 1307 Yale Ste. H Phone 880-2872 COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHURCH "A e~<rd '8uttt o"' .t-" 50! E !8th at Columbia • Hou ton. TX GARAGE SALE AUGUST 3 *Sun. • 11:00 A.M. PRAISE & WORSHIP Sun. • 7:00 P.M. EVENING SERVICE Thurs. re 7:30 P.M. MIDWEEK SERVICE Signed for t e Hearing Impaired 'l>adM - e~ e"1u (713) ff0-9235 Voice Online continued ... (Contmucd/rompagt! /) operated, and 'or friendly is given a free listing. 1'en funher explains that can check-out the website to get a preview of WWW.USAGA YNET.C0,1 has taken a the Bayou Cicy prior lo !heir arrival rhe ln1erne1 is growing faster than any other form of communicacion media. Currently, more than 45 million people access the Internet, and that figure is expected to grow to well over 80 million by the end of 1997. What does chis new media mean to our Community? Statistics indicate that the average person spends at least 5 112 hours a week "surfing the net." It is providing well over I 0,000 web sites or anicles on every facet of our community, from the abundance of information on the latest AIDS research programs to the Christian Leadership Ministries fear of Gays, and hate messages aboul our community. Addicionally, it will provide organiling and necworking opportunicies 10 community groups. differenl perspeclive on chis new inforrnacion medium. Owned by USAGayNec Inc., their goal has been to become the world's largest Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual entenainment complex on the Internet USAGayNet offers a web site full of information, resources and entenainment that is and will remain absolutely free all who wish to view the material. Feacures include: Fatal Beauty - One of the most popular features is this online mini dramatic series This is a soap opera set in a modeling agency written by Houscon writer Joseph Lozano. Filled with passion, persuasion, and power, It "airs" every Monday night at 8pm. Fatal Bea111; is built around the Gay and Lesbian community, something 1ha1 TV doesn't often portray correctly. "I attempl to wrice comprehensive material chat allows everyone to read ii and relate 10 the unfolding drama. Many will see themselves in che story and acknowledge that they've been in that situation before". says Joseph The character roles arc very realistic yet fictional and there is always a moral to the story. Soon 10 incorporace some of the beauuful faces of men and women in che Houston area. USAGayNel IS doing che firs! ever casting call for models Sunda), August 4th at IOpm in Ell's. 2517 Ralph Streel al \\'e,1hc1mer rhose selected will ha\e lhe I low did this unique arrangement come about? It seems we don't receive much of anything anymore thac does not include an e-mail address and many of the stories submitted for publica11on come to us through e-mail. It clearly is the wave of things to come and the lime is hot for anyone who want to establish themselves in this field Several "Gay• websites exist and we hear about several new ones each week. 1'en Burd approached us with che idea for The Houscon Voice to join them by providing a ne"s ~crv11.:c for their \i.-ebsite and "c are thrilled to \\Or~ \\ith him and his compan) so that \\C could be part of th1> exciting communications medium Since we are 3 honor of being cast to por1ra} the \.arious small com mun II) paper, we \\ere \\.1thout the resources to Jo this on our O\\n. Ken's idea seems chc ideal solullon for us. I rcall) like ii Chai chcy arc a llouscon hased outfit Whal people will really like aboul Che s11e 1s chc ease of navigation - cas) as the push of a bu non Burd, Presidenl of USAGayNec explains, "There are many reasons we decided 10 work wilh The llouscon Voice as a partner in the News and Views portion of our "ebsice. The primary idea was to give che world a 1as1e of "hac Houscon has 10 offer our community We felt The Houston Voice, as lhe premier weekly news publicacion. with ils lwenty year h1slory, che diversity ofinformacion and viewpoincs ii provides, and the progressive spiril in "h1ch It operaces besc represents whal "e wane to be found on our Website. It 1s a good match for us. This is an effon to present news from across the nation that pcrta111s 10 issues of concern lo Lesbian and Gay people. We will provide a look al nol only che nauon. bul che entire world in Che weeks and monlhs to come". com men ls Mr Burd. 1'en cells us more ahouc "hal's in score al che USAGa)Nel \\ebsile. 'l he lncernec pro\ ides oppor1un1 I) to do grcac Ching> for our communil) never before available on a world wide basis. Wich l'SAGa)Nec '" are attcmpcing unilc che community by giving Ga' and Lesbian consumers che ability 10 supporc che businesses 1ha1 support us. among ocher Ching>." lo accomplish chis, any business 1ha1 1s Ga)ll.esbian owned, characters. The) \\ i II then •star" in the series as their faces y..jlf be ident1fcd \\1th the shO\\ 's characters. 1/ie G11itle - a liscing wich more Chan 4000 enlnes of Gay Lesbian o\\ned, opcraced and friend!) rescauranls, nighlclub>, mocels, resorts. travel agencies, place~ to go or things 10 do locally and world wide. Encounters • A free inlroduct1on service offering an opportunity 10 meel and view pictures of people in search of love, friendship and e-mail exchange. Dear Crabby - an advice column "written" b} a 97 year-old drag queen who anmers your questions and gives unique ad\ice from her own perspective Pracucal and humorous advice is freely gi,en. Sporting user friendly navigacional tools, the web sice user is guided from seccion 10 section and feacure to feacure, quickl) and easily. Even lhe mosc inexperienced surfer will find the world a poinc and click away While visiting USAGayNec you will also find an opportunicy to speak out abouc chings 1ha1 effecc our community, cake part in polls and weekly conlesls 10 win greac pri1es, local and national news (provided b) che llouscon Voice) plus a recenll) announced shopping mall co support communil) businesses. To con1ac1 USA Ga) Nee Inc. call locally 713- 781-3122 or toll free 1-888-2GA Y\;ET The ,.,..eb site can be vie\\ Cd at http·11www.usa<iaynctcom. To reach The Hous1on Voice, ac~ess the site and click on the News and \'icws section "fJ o tf~i JaH iJ u;on.dn c~h'!J it (coming out} ii 1wl cal' L' w I , " coming 1I'w m.£I I_ ! It uTai t I)u . moil 1wluwf tfu.ng in the ctToiL'J. !f HTotuf eu:d ct·heu.. !f l'z.aJ bun aC£ ITJ.fj L'i{ E.. 11 - SaTa4. L«<i4 'ril049l4d HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 2, 1996 11 OPEN 24 HOURS!!! ROCKY JAVA CAFE LocATEd 1 block bE~iNd NuMbERs 220 AVONDALE ~ TEXAS st-\1'NN c1'p.R\ Sun., August 11 th. 9 pm. Mil. 'l'EXAS DllUMMEll CON'l'ES'I'! Special Guest MC: Shann Carr! One of Caltforina's Hottest Gay Comics! with Don Woods Mr Texas Drummer '95 Winner of: Mr. Gulf Coast Drummer '96 Congradulations to Don & Best of Luck at International Mr Drummer• Fri., August 9th. 7 pm. FRIDAY FOREPLAY! Welcome out of town Guests! No Cover with Out-of-State ID! Sat., August 10th. 9 pm. LEATHER & FLESH FANTASY NIGHT! No Cover in Erotic Leather! Drummer Registration and Meet the Contestants! 710 Pacific Street Houston Tx 713/523-0213 12 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 2. 1996 ~r~tpu't L~t:~ .,_, II?/ 11 Avengers continued ... ·\it~-~ ~ ,.....~ ,.,elte,. :=?J: ~ ·. , ~ Call for details ~ (Continued from paf{e I) ~d:~ ,,... (713) 529-8490 ...,,, ~ 'r' vital to Lesbian survival and visibility. The new Houston chapter formed in June of this year is one of SS chapters worldwide. Lesbian Avengers originated in New York City in 1992. 0 . . 12D Hermann Dr., Suite 4 30 (713) 520-0653 Internal medical practice offering discreet confidential care to the community, mcludmg HIV/AIDS d1agnosucs &: theraputics HE~LTHC~RE FRQ\i THE HEART Nuber, whose Lady Oilers won the state District SA championship this year was dismissed as coach after "hat she considers an unfair evaluation and one that was based both on sexual discrimination and her perceived sexual orientation. Because Nuber runs a lawn service during her summer hiatus, the school district questioned her, thinking she had been responsible for the messages that "ere left in the grass She did not know "ho to credit the action to until she \\.as contacted for this anicle. In a special hearing before the school board on July 22, with her grievance being the only agenda item, Nuber had 10 minutes to * +, r, o~ 2400 ~R41ZOS ttOUSTOM • (713) 528-9192 0 Sunday, ~ugust 4, 8pm Jerry & Crystal with RSICSS present "Cam in' It Up" 0 ' ' benefiting Pvl PWA Holiday fund ; . ; ; . ~; ..... fiack fiy Popular Demand!! Rick Stancil & 5and f riday, llugust 9th 10pm-1am ~ • .. . ~ugust 18th --.. Crystal Rae Lee Love t RSICSS presents: ~ugust 11th Houston City Limits Grand Ole Opry ~ ; . ; ; .. .. . .. 7~ ~~ f't a 9'R&A7 'D~ 'P~! present her side. The District also had 30 minutes. Nuber claims their witnesses presented blatant lies. The charges include ones of incompetence and failure to properly handle paperwork. The ruling that evening was that she will not be reinstated as a coach but can still teach. The next step is to request permission from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to file an appeal in federal court. If granted, the hearing will take place in Galveston Nuber admits that the last several months have taken a toll on her, but she feels somewhat optimislic, taking the advice of a former professor who said that when one finds oneself overuhelmed they should 'KISS', or "Keep it Simple, Stupid." She says she realizes she is in the hands of a vel) competent attorney who is her coach and she has a whole team of supporters. A legal defense fund ha.' been established to defra) the cost of the case. Donations can be made to the Holly Nuber Defense Fund, 10400 S Post Oak, Suite i: #169, llouston, TX 7703S. N OT A LL BATTLES ARE FOUGHT WITH A SWORD. OCTOBER 11·13, 1996 Al DS MEMOIUAt QUILT DISPLAY WASl11Nv ON DC NAMES Project: 415-88M500 Travel Info. HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 2, 1996 13 Down Westheimer continued ... !Continued from page/) cars parked at the building next door and thought that they were due to some kind of problem there. That building has been used for homeless kids involved in a program called Streetwise. There have been numerous problems there connected with drugs and prostitution. The volunteer said no one mentioned anything to her regarding the police questioning, tic~eting, or arresting anyone in line for Stone Soup. Loretta Schroeder said AFH did not know anything about it until Monday when they were contacted by the lover of one of the people \\ho was arrested ~'eral Montrose residents ha\C reported to The llouston Voice lhal the\. had obscr.cd several mctdcnts of female coupl~s or male couple~ bemg stopped and qucst10ned b) the police \\hile \\ailing or h1c)cling m the neighborhood Some claun to ha"! bc:cn ticlctcJ It ''as said that the~ noticed that "ob\ iousl) straight couples (male/ti:malc)" \\ere not bcmg stopped Cla1mmg that the pol ice department has resorted to a c:tmiHll·lile Mdc '-IH)\\ b) ticketing people \\Ul)..mg aaos:-. a rcs1dcn11al Mrcct to chat nllh a nct£hhor tmd am." . Slmg AIDS pauents st0tnding m lmc at a fooJ pantl), 1 cc Harrington, a former Prcs1Ji:nt of the I louston (ja, and l eshian Poht1cal Caucus decncd the ·zero tokrance oper.Itmn as smack.ms of Big Brothensm I le said, '"lbc department 1s too smart: for this, there arc too man) professionals m the police h1crarch) lo allo'' something hL.c this to happen • Police spolespcrson Jack Ceto said that harusmcnt of (1;J)S \\3.~ absolute!) not whal was gomg on SD} mg that the officers working central control alt ha\c h3d C\tcnsl\c d1\'Crs1t) trammg und 1f an,>thmg \.\Cre both SCTISlll\C anJ compassmnatc to the communit) fk further e)(.phuncd that whal \\BS happc-nmg \\as \\hat the depanment calls a pmpoant patnll. In an opcrauon su1..h us tlus. ull calls arc rc~pondcJ to and all mtract1ons. C\Cn mmor ones. are mvcsugatcd So am one hre 1k111g the la" man) W'"J) should c'pcct to he 4u¢ lloneJ .md anyone \\ho is not should h.nc nothing to \\orry .1hout Cato c.hd vcrif) tha1 no one ha~ to ~how 1dl!nt1ticnt1on al the rcqu1.."St ol Jn otlker If the) urc not hrca~mg the: la\\ lie also pointed out that a murder :-.uspcct was appn:henJcd rcccntl) Junng such an operation Libert) police had tssue<t a warrant for the arrest of Rohcrt Bnce Mom)\\ as a suspect m thc­abJu, trnn and murder of al 1hcny ( ounl) \\oman. Lisa \ll1son, 21, ont) on hour before he \US stopped for walking in the street \\hen a s1de\\all "as a'a1lable \ pn..-ss conference was called for Tuesda), Jul) 30 b) local acu' 1st and ag1btvr Ra) I lilt n:gardmg the so-called zero tolerance campaign. With his usual flair for drama. Hill held the e\ent at the If PD storefront at 802 Westhe1mcr. onl) hair a block D\\J) fnim Stone Soup. ~"\ gathering of ahout JS to 40 peorle. most I) member~ of Queer Nation. he.1rd Ifill u-s hi! aJJrcssed reporters' quc.."Sllons about the Saturda) mom mg mctdc-nt and hi'.\ O\\n rirresl on h1dil) .. lnl) 26 M1,~f of those in attendance du not h\ c- m the area althuugh a IC\\ i residents ''ere there. Not C\C'r)onc nas m support of the i.tatemcnts 11111 rnaJc Ifill char~es th.11 SC\Cral \\Ceks ago about 20 people \\ho compose the .i\\onJalc 1\ssociauon JeciJed that the) didn't want .. queers m the area• and had solicited the help of the police to nd the area of them I lo hlnhcr chari:cd that four pohcc can had descended on the lmc at Stone Soup and officers began qucst1omng those an hne lie sa1J ''omen \\Crc removed from the hnc and only the men \\Crc questioned I hll qucstionabl) describe..~ the \' ondalc \ ssoctauon as a small group '"ho \\ere led h) "l\\O pnssy men \\ho \\a1k funn) .•lie contended that the group present outnumbcn:J \vondalc and thcrrfore could decide sC\eral matters m n demo,r1uc process I 1c first \vte \\.ts on ha\ mg 1 hoarde\I op bu1ldmg rcnmnsccnt ol dimnto\\n Be1 u11 on the ~omcr of \\esthc11ncr and tr JC"ker or to uft u up' h) ha\ mg 11 lC\\ bi11 open •l. t that 111;:auon .. I luff•t up. 1 luf 11 up1 .. responded the no"d ~ndb, they "ere asked if the ( onstitullon and 11111 of Rights hould be su>pcndcd, wtuch s "hat I( I 1s cha1i;mg llPO \\1th domg or 1f the zero tol ancc pro ram should he su~pcndcd fhe C'l)\\d ruarcd their ans\\Cf that the zero lolcrJncc pro~ram ~hould be su~pcndcd 11111 thcn called for suppon of the continuation of the Wc-;thc1mcr Street Fesuval (another area of contention for the A\ondalc Association). Again the crov.d confirmed its support for the fcst1\al to take place , ... 1th a few na)'s also expressed by several of the area residents "'ho \\'Crc present finally, 11111 asked if SOBs should be regulated (sexual!} oriented businesses) or if Huey and Wong (membe"' of City Council) should be suspended lhe group voted for the suspension of lluc) and Wong. A few people \\ho actual!)' ''ere arrested Saturda} at Slone Soup then spole. Robert Sicmen said he ''as in line for Stone Soup \\a1tmg for it to open ''hen he \\Bs questioned b) 1hc police. He \\&S arrested for outstanding \\arrant:, on traffic 11d .. cb. lie claim~ he ''as not aJlo,,cd to ha\c his anll·\.1ral mcdu.:allons at the jail and onl) got them after hi) lifc·partncr got a i.:ourt order on Sunda) morning. Another Stone Soup chent. Jr\e\ m lllompson claims he \\.3S not told \\.hat he \\as char!!ed \\1th and had been put in Jail and did not get out until Monda~ allcmoon. lie said that as of l<bt Oeccmhcr he \\a~ no longer on parole and had been clean :-.mcc. Hill on the other hand had been arrested after a stag.ed ja) \\alkmg and confrontation. daring lhe police officers to arrest him according to the llPO. Hill says he was crossing Crocker street, the police sa} he was \\.alking down the Ray Hill talks to reporters at press conference middle of it Just \.\.hat 1s going dO\m ori Wcsthe1mer remains quesuonable but 11111 makes an excellent point \\.hen he expressed ma \\.Tillen statement that the solution to political problems b pohucal 1mohement, enoouraging those: that h\e m the area to get in\.ohed 1n the A\ondale Association and auend the meetings. Another opportunit) to be 1n,ohed \\Ill be the "Nauonal 1'"ight Out.• Sponsored b~ ma1or la\~ enforcement agcncu." . 'S throughout the counl.r) and local!) b) the I louston Police Department and the Harris Count) Sheriffs Department Thl!i e'cnt 1s designed to I) heighten crime and drug prc\ention a\\areness. 2) r;cncratc: support and participation m local anucnme efforts, 3) SOFA strengthen neighborhood spirit and pohce­communit~ relations; and 4) send a message to cnmmals Jcmng them kno" that neighborhoods a.re ~amzcd and fighting back From 7 to 9pm on Tuesda). August 6. residents in neighborhoods throughout Houston Harris County arc asked to lock their door.;, tum on the ouuide lights and spend thee' en mg oouidc \\1th their neighbors 1111d police \fan) neighborhoods '"II be hosting a \anet} of special e\cnts such as blocl parties, cool..oub, parades," ts1ts from pofo;:e, contests and rallies. For more mfonnauon or to find out about neighborhood C\cnts, contad HPO Communit) Sef" ices 01\.1s1on at 247·894 I LOVE SEAT CHAIR $1999. OTTOMAN FREE. Y@s tor only $1999 you un actually purchasr ID rntlrt lutbrr furn1t1.1rr l1wlnq room sft. And rtct•wf a fftt ottoman to 111atc._. Choosr from two of our hoUest stylrs, aind pick from 30 colors aad bawt 1t dellverfd In two wttks. All of our leather furn1turt 11!hartd made LEATHER )nd bu It n our own factory. Shop Luthtr Lulhor this wetktnd Ind ............ ,. ....... ~ ............ . find more cho1tn, value1, styles, and co c s tha- you tttr tmao1ned LEATHER Dollos • Hontoo 7519 Wt1tbtmm, Hontoo, Im< 11063 713 97].9393 Op11 11 .. day Friday 10 I S.llrdr, 10-6 s..day IH 14 HOUSTON VOICE t AUGUST 2, 1996 b) Jon 4nthony h• distinct but highly presug1ous A•urd ceremonies "'l. be holding their upcommg C\cnts at similarly prestrgroui \enuC!;. The 1996 MTV Video Music Awards "'11 be broadc<a>t li'e Sept 4 from Radio City Music llall and the 69th Annual ·\cadcmy A"ards will be held at Los An~eles Shnne Auditorium March 24. 1997 ~o \\Ord )ct as to \\hO wall emcee the C\.ents .•• Julia RobtrU fans need not fret The bo'\-oflicc di' a is busy this summer working on SC\.eral film~ slated for release later thlS )Car. Currently in Olicago. Robcns. 1s filming the romantic corned) My 81U1 Friends W•ddmg. directed b) P.J. Hogan \Munel's Wedding). D•rmot ~--,._-J \1ulronc} and Cameron Diaz co--star n "'ilat ms1den predict will be one of I CJ97's biggest hus. Meannhile. Robens c.m be seen albeit m a smaH ~rt. m the upcoming 1900's lnsh rcvolutJonary r.1m M1chatl Col/ms ~°' stanmg the mult1·takntcd Liam '\ceson, a former Roberts flame. and \idan Quinn (An Ear/}! Fros/I Roberts arso has a small role in \\ ood\o \Hen's next release. Everyone Sa.u I love }ou. starnng Gold it Ila~ n and Ort~ Ban)mort I ver)one 1s due to be released thc:uncall) at (hnstmm Slee;Nrs \\l I open the Venice Film fcsll>al August 28 pnor to it's fall release here m the states The Barry l.t\ inson directed fi m stars Robtrt Ot '\iro. Dustin Hoffman and h.t,in Bacon freU;.1es take note Jamo Doohan, better l:no"n as Scott). "'ti take another tnp to outer s;pacc sans the Starstup fnterpnse Doohan tsJoming the cast of LP 's Homebou in Outu Space thlS fall as a mechanic qamed Pippen "-ho repairs Space lloopty, homeboys' spaceship .Juloa Ouff) returns to lhe smaU screen m l p~·s m1dseason sitcom. Socwl S1uJ1u. set in 1 boarding school Bonn1t \Id arl1nt co-~tars. .\o CoJ~. Purl Jams nc\lr album, the1r fourth. 1s slated for release August 27 The first single. Hho tou -Ire. from the album hll stores this "eek. A tour is pl3nncd and the group \IOWS to attempt to conduct 1t \\lthout Tu:.kctmastcr, ttgain. Houston 1s not on the schedule to date Sales of Anonymous' Primary Colon rose 6~. last '"eek after ~C\\S\\eck columntst and wmeume's CBS correspondent .Jot t\.ltin fessed up to "nting the bcst .. selling pohllc-al nm.el. Klein has resigned from his posts at CBS and Ne,.,s,\.cek m light of cntu:tsm he has rccei\'Cd from fellov. Journalists concerning JOUmalisuc 1ntegrit) and ethics He plans to continue "riting novels. The paperback \.ers1on \\ill be released Oct, 4. JUSt prior to the elections. Coincidence? .... ABC ,.,;11 replace the n11?htl) "American Agenda" segment of its \\orld 1'.c"' Tomght this fall \\llh a recurring feature lltled "'SolutioM.11 ABC's move is seen as an aucmpt to agg.rcss1vel)' compete '"th NB("s Nightl) News \\h1ch has been ach1C\ mg ratmg gams on the perennial leader Veteran actress \ irtini1 Christint died this \\eek at the age of 76 due to heart compl•cat1ons Chnstmc's film credits include G11trs Jf ho's Commg 10 Omner lnrns1on of th• Body 5natchur and ll1gh \oon An accomplished actress, it was tier role as \1rs. Olson in the I olgcr's coffee commercial~ hm"e'er thal endc~cd Chnstme to the hearts of mdl1ons of Amencans mcluding m)self Rare!) docs a rommcrc1al character 1mbed itself into the 1\mcncan ps)chc Chnstmc's portra)al did JUSt that. May she rest in pc.--ace another loss this \\Cek. screen legend ( laudtltt Colbtrt died Jul) JO at her home m Barhados The 92 )Car old Oscar \\Inner for It /lap~ned One \1gh1 nh1ch also starred Clar~ Gabl• (he rccc1\ied an l\'1.ard for his role a." \\Cll). Colbert appeared 1n more than 60 films O\o\ttzil /.appa h:is recorded a \.Crs1on of Smofte on tht Uoter \mokc an anthem recounting the S"lSS concen featunng htS lale dad. frank L.app1 "hen: a flare gun-""1elJmg fan "rcaked ha\OC, is due for an October release The h1~hly touted return of punk nxk p1oneefl. the St1 Pi~lob ha5 finall)' ITTl\.Cd Their tint album m 18 )Cars, ,.-,Ith} Lucre f.tvt. wus released this '"ed. and the band is current!) on tour The) amve in I louston this \\eckcnd for a concert on Saturda> PBS announced 1L> fall slate amidst pleas for 1dd1tiona1 fundmg Among the highlights: a four hour version of \loll Flanders \\ill launch the 25th season of Mobil Masterpiece Theatre on Oc:t 13·14 The producer. Rtbtcu Eaton. msiSL'i her \.Crs1on 1s more faithful to the Danitl Otfot no\el than this summer's big-screen flop; an adaptation of \rthur l\1illtr's Broken Glass \\1th \hndy P1tinkin and Elizabeth McGourn pon.ra)'ing the leads and a si,-hour adaptation of Joseph Connd's \'ostromo; another Pr1mt Sus{Hcl m)sterJ starring the incomparable lltltn .\tirrtn, the tele\.is1on premiere of J1ne .\ustta's Persuasion following 1ts theatrical release. and a remake of Rtbeccu featuring legendaf) actress Diani Rigc D!t the creep)' Mrs. Damcrs Remember the Pat Boont !kl\')' \!eta! album flus "' That brought to )Our anent.Jon SC\cral months ago., Ifs in progress and should be "' ailablc come October just in ume for Halloween fr1ghL>. lhc album. a tribute to heav) metal artists, fc:iturcs Boone smgmg co\crs or Ou) O\bournt and \ 1n lllltn \lice Cooptr. lhHtlil /.1pp1 Shtil1 l:. and Richit Bfac!,,mort arc among those ass1s11ng Boone m his cflorts for authent1c1t) The) al'. appear on the fonhcommg disc Some things nC\Cf cease to amaze'.. :\aomi Judd and Oonn) O\mond both have planneJ da)t1mc tall shm\S m proJw.:tion for next season. Jhc question 1s wtuch one wants to be the ricxt Rosie O'Donnell., ~er,·ant of lht Boner (J\nopf. 525.95) 1s the name of \nnt Rict'SJUSl released nc" no\ el Bones consists of nc" Race matcnal and is not connected man) '"BY "1th her W11", or Vampire scncs Src:k1ng of Rice, Crossroll(. Market. has a fe" autographed cop1.,. left of Rice's prcccJ1ng book lftmnot:h 1he 0.wl and an autographed set of paperback n1" els CBS airs the broadcast pn:m1c:rc of ltrrtnct \1c,all) s film adaptal1on ,of has pla) frank.le and JohnfTY \I Pacino and :\11chtllt Pftifftr suzle m this b1t1ersY.cet drama about the rcla11onsh1p hct"ccn an ex~ and a Y.a1trcss. ' •than Lant Jeh"crs a fine 5uppor11ng pcrfunnance. Frankie and Johnn) airs 1h1s Sunda) at 8pm ens I) rerunning Flinbcth Ti) lor's appearances on The \annJ. and .\lurph} Bro-...n this \\.CCk on August S at 7pm and 8pm. r<>peCUVCI) Making th• Round.: Robin \\illi1m1 fans will be dcli,Rhtcd to kno" that their icon has a hca\) presence on the small tube this "eek Williams '-lslls tm the NBC's Today shoY. Aug 5, then chats \\1th Ja)' 1.cno on the networks Tomg/11 Show later that c' en mg. Tod3) airs at 7am and Tonight at 10:35pm Williams "ill also be fcatur,,.:d on CBS' !his .>tfornmg Aug 7 at 7am G\\)ntlh P11tro" and Kurt Russell arc among the guests on Ro\it O'Donnell's sho"" this week. O'Donnell airs \\Cekly at 9am on AflC afliliate Channel I 3 f ran Drc~htr hctchcs nllh Jay 1.cno Aug 7 and rom \rnold promotes his latest film, The S1up1ds, as a gu~t of Oa' id I ttttrman's on his CllS I.at< Show Aug 7 ZiRU \larl<) \ISlts \\1th l.aurtn llutton Aug 5 anJ f'u// /louse hunk .John Stamos has a one on one "1th Lauren I lullon on her late night sho" Aug q Lauren llutton and . o.1rs at lam on l 'PN r""Jtatc ( hanncl .!O l·amcd director f ranci\ f"ord ( oppolla m:il..:es a rare telc\ 1S1on appearance on CBS' I hi$ Mommg Aug. 9. Oon John\on and h:t\ in ('o,lntr co .. stars in the soon to be rcleascJ corned) I in f up have an hour long comcrsatmn \\Uh Opr.1ht Aug 7 at 4pm on CBS affolhato Ch.mnd 11 I 01> or tht fhart~: NBC's cO\Crag.: of Ihc Ol)mp1cs d1 11nated the;: "eel.I) Nielsen ratings. f I 1me 10 ;.:, ... tarrmg \tatthtl\ \1c('onaught) and Sandra Bullotk clod.. ed in at #I at the h<n:· office earning S14.8 million 10 '"as second \\Ith Sl3 8 million \fucart•na 1Bm-s1de 80.1,"1 \ht) hy Los Otl Rio is the hottL"\t song in the countr) and 'AS' 11 Was lfruun remains the top selling album. accordmg to R1llboarJ '1agume Patricia ('ormull's Couse of f>~alh (Putnam) 1s the bcst·selhng fiction utlc m ·\mcrican J he honest sell mg non·licuon hook 1s !otcott \dam~ The Delb1r1 Prmc11dr ( H.a.rpcr Business). according to the Ne,.,. 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Tuu 77074-0466 hn~e ... until they get to know you, it's what's on the surface that counts. \\'ith that, do you want your unagc quickly splashed on JXIJXf' Or do )UU wan! HotJsc, ol Cok:mm to mk 1 hettcr iotY HE IMAGE INKE , I .J P I f T 0 il ~ Hou<.;e of Coleman Pine Printing & Graphics 901 WEST ALABAMA· HO U STON. TX 77006 4693 713.523.2521 • FAX 713.524.2643 C~ANP OP~NINC of COMPUTER EXCHANGE Mol)tros~ ·s 01'ly "~w/us~d 'omput~r stor~ witb a tou'b of dassO t Repa;. 1.21.2-A Wesfheimer 5.29-6789 Mel White continued ... (Contmuedfrom page I) Ga) and Lesbian Christians. White also lamba.\tes the m1slcadmg anti-~a) rhetonc regular!) espoused b) the religious rig.hi and set!; forth a path to launch his O\\n fight for JUSticc and understandmg tO\\.ards our communll) r or nearl) 30 )'Cars. Mel White scr\:ed the evangelical Chrisuan community in many racets including pastoral. consulting and \\ riling. l ie has ghost \\.Tittcn for some of the most po\\crful and influential poliucal and religious leaders indudmg Boll} Graham. Jerry Fah'1,li, D James Kenned) , Oliver North and Pat Robenson. Much to their chagrin, the) "ere unav.arc or Dr White's se'\ual ofientat1on. The)" arc cum:ntl)" a"arc and the) arc "·cry concerned. Not so much be~au.se he is gay, but because he 1s kno\\.ledp!eable enough to con\ mcmgl) d1.Scrcd1t their rhetoric Uc is on a cru~ade and Pat Robertson and his ilk are qu11e aware of at Fortunately. Md White cannot and "'II not be dclcmd Jn Fcbruan. of 1995, \\hue \\as arrested at Pat Robenson·~ Christian Broadcast ~ctwcirl (CRN) Center for trespassing \\hat followed \\as a 22 day fa.,t while mcarc.:erated in 1hc Virgin ia Cit) Beach jail to protest Rohcrtson's week!) anti-,ga) and mflammatof) rhctonc spewed from the perch of his 700 Club pro~ram which airs natmnall) on The l·amil) Channel (l·AM) Whuc "as detennmcd to st.a\ in 1a1t until Robertson '1.'i1ted htm and heard "hat he had lo say Robertson, rclenung to poltt1cal pressure. vtS1tcd White mja1I at lhe elC\-cnth hour and heard his pica \\hole had three requests of Robertson Denounce lhc gtO\\.th of hate crimes against God's (Ja) and Lesbian children, 2 Condemn 41l)Onc who commas or mi;1tc.s tho>e hate cnmes. and 3 \1cct with P·fl A(1 members "ho hove been v1d1ms of such hate crimes To hts credit. Robenson ha:s gone on the air d1stmcll) stating that he •abhorred the gro"mg violence ogamst ga) and lesbian people," ho\\e\er he has yet to address the rcmammg requests or tone dO\\.O his m1sleadmg rhctonc \\bite believes that we should ne~cr underestimate our ad\crsar1cs · Pat as a man \\ho feels called b) God to purge the nation of n's sms fie helicves (1oJ ~ r.rntcJ h1m lhc power," Sll)S White lie contends that Robertson feels so adamanth. about his m1s.-;1on that he'' ill Uie an} means nc-ccssal') to succeed. According to White, Robertson •s fora) mlo the pol111cal arena stems from his contention that If he 1s unable to accomphsh hJS goals through ~pmtuaht). he \\.111 do so through politics Dr \\hue argues 1ha1 ti IS a mistake for our commumt) to brush m1J~ people hke Pal Robertson as merely nn cxtremtSt. He ~no"~ first hand that lhc Robertson's of the \\orld lrUI) behC\c whal the) espouse and that they need to be educated about 1he inaccuracies of the1r rhetonc as well a1 the rest of SOCIC't) •1nC1 really bchcve that our communtt) consists enurel) of bondage and d)kcs on b1~es Our cqul\alent of Mardi GrL'i as who the) thmk \\C arc." contends \\hue •Yte arc that and shouldn't be ashamcJ But ohe) don't show u• as clerg). la'')crs. teachers, parents, Joctors, etc Robertson refuses to \\.1den h1-; camera lens: he added White asserts that our communH)" :;houl<l not allO\\ itse lf to be caricatured into an) ~mglc category As it stands, White belie\ cs that the ~cneral pubhc·s pcrccr11on of our commumt) LS bcmg defined b) the rehgoous right anJ lhot our commuml) necdi to confront those mis.rcprescnLaUons on a regular basis Y.hue's mmtstry monitors the 700 Club daily for ant1-ga) rhetonc and responds to 11 ammediatel) \ia efcctron1c media Ills ded1cauon IO\\;ird$ his mlSS1on ts 1mprcss1vc and \\'hue's oratorical skills arc mnarkable lie has become a thorn on the rehgious nghts ha\Cn and ts considered b) mon) lo be their mam nemesis. White's dc:tcnnmation stems from his thcolog1cal and philosophical .Mudies of some of htSlN) ·~ grcatc~t ai.h lx:alCS for basic freedom Among those" ho White credits as mfluences are Chnst. Gandhi and Martin Luther Kong Jr. White believes that the. ga) and lesbian community has made tremendous strides in the last decade but cautions that in this )"Car's election, we "will discover just how much territory \\c've gained." lie ascertains that the selection of candidates \\ Ill reveal \\h ich d irection the electorate is heading to. Despite prcdu:tmn$ to the contrary he believes "the Republican's \\ill repudiate the right \\.lng" at the con\cnuon. White has worked closcl} \'11h Rich lafel. President of the National Log Cabin Republican group. to encourage the GOP to recognize them Asked 1f he has attempted to contact rrc:sumpt1\e Republican nominee Bob Dole, White rc\caleJ he had not because he felt 11 ''as improper to do so unless he ua.s asked to be an intcnnedial) "Ga) and Lesbian Rcrubhcant fighting to open (the pan) 's) anns - they arc the ones \\ho dcsen c to be heard and lhc GOP should listen 10 lhcm before they talk to clcrg) • \\'hue said he had tremendous respect for gay and lesbian Republicans hccausc the) are cngagmg in a valiant fight and arc conducting 11 "Ith dt:tcnnmation and rcs pcc.:tabiht) \\llhin lhe S)Stcm. ''It 1$ not ca-;~ to do \\hat the) arc domg. II tal.:es courage.'' he asserts. While ha~ also \\Orked closely \\Ith Republican Senator Mark llatficld and has \Hillen htgh ranl.mg (,()p officials ask.mg lhem •to take m I og Cabm Although White does 'lOt consider himself a Rcpubhcan. he has \\Orked closel) \\Uh Log Lahm m order 10 increase our commumties presence \\.Uhm the GOP lo confronl the b1gol1) which exlSlS fie n1ll be addressing the National Log C abm Republican com en lion m San l>1ego this month According lo White. the cand1d3tcs are · 11\ ing under political hm11s • I le: t.:onclude!' tlul both candidates. C hnton and Dole. need lo be cducaled about our community Notmg the comrlcxnu.-. s of our mtSsmn m the Republican part) he 1dds cl fons should not be acquiesced m the Democrat party \\'h1tc states that 1f Prc.stdent Clinton lS re elected we as a cornmumty need 10 make sure that we have a sc:1t at 1he tahlc soon 1hcrc.1fter lo address issue~ of concern, cspcc1all) smc.:c he will be lame duck Reluctance to cor11pl) "houl<l be folJO\\.Cd b) very aggrcss1\'C protests. ar@.UCS White • 11c has made some te rrible and lrag1c nustakes" on gay 1uucs. Clinton's argument that marna~e is m the heart and that he has ah\a)S opposed same-SC'\ marriages draws this analysis from Whne· "If the rmrnage thmg 15 m his heart. hts heart need< to be changed· qu1cll\ • Dr White re.sides \\1th his partner. Ciar) Nixon in Dallas. TX where he has been ohc D<-an of the C olhcdral of llopc M<tropohtan Communll) Church. \\.1th 14.000 congrcganl'i. 1t 1s lhc nations largl.-st E:ay-lesb1an congrcgauon I he couple ""111 be moving to Los Angeles shortly lie has produced a '1dco tilled l"hc Rhctonc of Intolerance An Opcn-1 ctter \'1dco to Pat Robertson from l>r Mel \\h1tc In the video White rc$ponds to man) of Pat Robertsons orations concerning homoscxuaht) on Ins 700 C'lub program. Whtie manages to d1sc.:rcdi1 Robertson \\.Ith facts, intcllcc.:t and religious scnplure It 15 a thought prmn..,mg anJ \:Om pd ling video. mdccJ Io ohtam a cop) of the video ) ou can \\T1te lo Ju$1Kc Rcpon, 1280 Bison. Suite B9-IJ I, Ne"porl Beach. ("A 92660 or call 7 14-224-9129 Perhaps the following quote rrm ides the best summ~uon for understanding the significance of Whttc's eonv1ct1on to htS pnncoples· "If they could Imo" us 11 "O•lld take their fear awJ) And 1f we could k.no" them 1t would take our fear PW3) • BEITER ANGEL by Forman Brown Sixty years ago, Better Angel provided one of the few positive images available of gay life. Today,~ remains a touching story of a young man's discovery of his sexuaroty in the years between the World Wars. •one of the best coming-of-age novels I've read.• - Lambda Book Report S9.9S In bocd:Ofe,. cw rttt.m tNs Id with Sr 1.00 (pottPlkf) lo crder by fMll ........ A,._,., l'llblbtJnM. 0.pt r-:1. 40 J'!yn1p<on 51 !loldar>. HA 02118 One Can Make A Differ- I ence FR0\1 CHARLES MCDUGALD A respon..,e to Missy Gay's "Why Can't We Get Along'' Congratulations for speaking up and having the courage to share your hear1 _ It only more members of our com­munity would speak out with love for one anuthu. perhaps we could learn to 1111erac1 mnre pleasan1ly. I have to admit that your eloquently composed leuer has moved me to step hack and take an hone\t look at the 1nteract10n 111 our community. fhank you tor sharing Believe 11 or not~ my flr\t reaction was nnl one ot anger or vengeance. but of compassion Because I too have e1'-pe- 11enced a degree ot resentment and rudenes' 1n the hars. I wish co share with you I am a mrddle·aged newly-out gay male, so I \hare in your compassmn for our community When I finally decided to come out to myself this past Pnde Wt:d. I expected open arms, hugs and kisses and a welcome_ It simply wa" 1101 there So, I sti:pped hack to take a look at the drama hetore me, and what I saw \l.J~ realuy That's JU\t the way life IS fhe realH) ot human nature 1s what I am referring to fhe look\ and comment\ in 1he hars will alway' he there, 111.:e It or nOl I have leurned that people are who the) arc and I can only change the way "I" reat.:t or respond to such ignorant 111sens1t1ve rudene''· People will e't·entually leave me alone when they see 1ha1 1heu look'§ or comments have no 1ntlue1u:e over me or over my com­posure. What they see is my self­a1,: crptance gaining cont1dence. I have \tmply found a bar where I am comtnr1ahle. and 1t happens to be a p lal'.t' where hoth lesh1a n and straig ht women are we lcome a nd fre q uent rhere are also gay bars I refuse 10 fre­quent, hut that does not imply those 11u.l1v1dual ban are not lit to social- 1z.e with. Not at all Other bars remain open with regu lar loyal c usromers. Bars are like people, each with a unique rndrvrdual personalrty. It takes all of us to compo\e the whole. We are not go111g to he expecced co like every bar. we simply just need to experience the peace of findrng our own home. But, that in itself does not mean there will be disharmony. Find a home and make friends, and ignore the riff-raff. As a gay male rt's easy for me to .ay what I have concerning predominantly gay male hars, and I do intend to rmply the utmost respect to you. Speaking of establishments 1n our communrty. personally. l believe there should he male only and female only hars and tnns In my opinion. that IS perfectly normal and healthy. Are we not simply seeking solitude? True. 111 the ha rs we arc able to inter­mingle 1f we so dt:"i1re. but in regards to the .. 1110 ... I ha\.'C no problem w11h male only because the establlshmenl has ever) legal r1£hl to ellist as It so desires. Why heat down s1Hneone'.., door who has the rrghl to lullrll a dream• Perhaps you got your feelings hurt Remcmher our ex.pcrtt:nces are not accidents. From your recent experi­enl'. es you prohahly have developed some very creative ideas for your own 'inn • Why not write them down'' Open your own e\tahll,hment It seem' to me that our community 1s always open co new relreshini; idea.., Turn your expe11c1u:e into a pos11ive-M1ss}. you can male a d1ttercnce. Wt' rt'Ct'l\.'t'tl .ft'>'t'ral Ittters in rt'S(Wfl!it' to Mif.'i~' 'J •personal Out­look ·-some ratht'r hostile. some which nw.flly .'laid somethin~ like "Yeuh, l.e.r;hians gfl treated bad 1n the men'.\ ban. so whut' We don't really want them there." Some mt'n da1med thtll the_·.- xet treated puorl_v when they go to /eJbian hars. Remember, besides tht han tlurt' are man\' i.·olunlt'er orga1i1z.attons in our (Ommunity (sacrnl, athltllc, rellgwus, polit1· cal ({ rultural) ~dit're to mett anti inur­act with o t lter.\· You <'an hai.·e fun in theJe Rrouru and mak.t' a t!if/erent·e What i \ your pe rsona l Out look on herng Gay, Leshran, Transgen­dered or Bisexual·> The Vorce would Irke to hear from you Send )Our typed suhmiss 1ons (or on IBM format disk saved to texl) to 811 Westhl!1mer #105, Hous t<>n, TX 77006. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lesbians Democratic Gays at Convention and IDNC Touts ln clusio:: I ;uzd Empowerment For Commun ity. Ace ord1ng to Brian Bond, Director of J.eshran and Gay Outreach for the Dcmocrat1c National Committee, J 46 openly ga) or leshran Demo crats wrll he altendrng the Demo· crat1c National Convention in Cha 1 cago, August 26-29 as conventron I p3rll.,.1p311tS ro date, the COntlll .. gent includes 102 Delegate\ 25 Alternates and 19 Standing Com­mittee Memhers. • Th IS "rll he !he largest le,hran and gay contrngent ever tor the Dem­ocratu.: Party," said Bond The DNC and the Clrnton/Gore Re elec­tion Comn11ttec v.orked very hard to open doors and ensure 111clul\ 1on 1n the Delegate Selectron proce'5 ' Jn 1992, there "ere 81 openly gay and lesbian Delegates. IO Alternates and 13 Sundrng Commrttee Mem bcrs "As tt stands no" "e have a 38 % increase in lhie numhcr ol Conven­tion pamc·p~nts from J 992 This rs not ahout polrtrcal rheiorrc, thrs rs an example of real fundamental empowerment wrthrn the pol111cal process ol the Dcmocrattc Party," sard Bond. Ihc Calrfornra contrngent "rll he the large'! w11h 34 Delegates and 8 Alternate' Texas wrll follo" "•th 15 Delegates and 3 Alternates :\e" York w rll send 11 Delegates and 3 Alternate' Florida and Ma»• lhuselts wrll each send 5 Delegates and 2 and I Alternalc' re\flCCll\ ely Washington State and Mrnne,ota wrll each send 4 Delegates The D"· trict ol Colurnh1a. Pcnn~ylvan1a Illinois \"irg1n1a and Vermont "rll each ,end 2 Delegate' and 2 Altcr11n1es from Penn .. ylvanta an<l I Alternate trom Illinois and D C The tollowrng States wrll also have repre\en1a11on Mar} land, Montana , Ohro, Al3'ka, Arr· znna Georgia, Colorado, lo"a Oklahoma, Oregon, South Caro lrna Utah, \\ tsconsrn and ~1ts stssrppr A roster of Conventr<rn gay and lesbian parttcrpanu wtll be made avarlahle prtor to the C.:invenlton * Flexible Hours * Eicellent Benefits * Money for Collece HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 2, 1996 17 VENTURE-N :ii;~~:; Pholo lly Roberl Miller MODEL- VEITURE-N BARTENDER ROB Longer Power Hour-Lower Prices OPEN to CLOSE: SUN-MON-TUES-WED-THURS NOON to 7:00pm: FRI & SAT ALL WELL/BEER/WINE $1.75 NEVER A COVER CHARGE Cuervo Shots $2-50 Everyday All the Time FRIDAY, August 2, 9:00pm till ?? AGuest Bartenders on the "TOP"A V The Court V SUNDAY, August 4, 5:00pm till ir• 1Guest Bartenders on the "Top"w-., !I:: Houston Area Bears !I:: Thurs: 4-Bpm HIV Testing - Free & Confidential ents Drop Less! Ask and Yl' rJrall urtnl'' Houston Soap B) CAROLY!'< ROBERTS Friday, Aug. 2 Mon1rose's own Dyan Michaels is ' rn town for a few shows She is a1 Cousin ' s 1onigh1 with Miss Zack, Kara Dion, and Ashlhlee Houston . The show s1ar1s al 11 :00 pm. The Court will be guesl banen­dmg " Top" side of 1he Veniure-N tonight starting at 9 00 pm . Friday foreplay 1onigh1 al Pacific Street The doors open al 7·00 pm wnh no cover until 9 ·00 pm "Tu for Tat " hosted by the Court's own Laura Lee Love, takes the stage of Chances ton1gh1 at 9:00 pm Saturday, Aug. 3 Chances celebrates 2 years today• Slop rn and congra1ulale ."1.ulene and 1he staff' There 1s a day long cuslOmer appreciation party wllh the "Who' s Driving Who?" band on stage at 9:00 pm. Daddy of Montrose and candi­date for Mr Prime Choice '97 Ken Claude will be guesl banendmg al the Ripcord! Dyan Michaels is back at Cousin's tonight . Join Mis> Zack, Paiv1 Lee Love , and Leah Halston tonight a1 11.00 pm. Miss T.T. hosts 1he show tonight at lhe Lazy J . Her special guests Fra­nkie Lane , Bunny LaCara, and a secret special guest will take the stage al 10:30 pm . Saturdays a1 the Montrose Min­ing Company are full of men and heart pounding music . Join rn the fun limes on the patio with cheap \111ler Lite Drafl or frozen " Rnas' The men the music , 1he Mine' Sunday, Aug. 4 LSA GAY ~ET presents the first ever casung call for models tonight 10·00 pm al EJJ's Be a part of their online all gay soap opera. For more info , call 781 -3122 Sunday beach parties conunue tfr ' I Handsomt mtn of Pae1/lc Strttt ! a1 J.R.'s Video Bar. Beal 1he heat wilh 99c well vodka juice cock1ails from noon until II :00 pm. Plus, Sex on the Beach 1s $3 a piece all night long! Gorgeous male dancers s1ar1 a1 6 :00 pm and the swimsuit male strip con1es1 commences al 11 :00 pm The Houston Area Bears will be guesl bariending "Top" side of 1he Venture N this afternoon s1ar1rng al 5:00 pm A full Sunday, fun day al Gentry! The 8 ball tournament starls and lhe bad boys wilh big boats dance al 5 :00 pm Al 9 :00 pm, the Mr Life Today contest begins, and al II :00 pm Black Velvell makes men strip for cash' EnJOY the super Sunday show a1 Darltnt of tht OutPost pours up a tasty cocktail Heaven with hostesses Kofi and Kouriney Van Wales. Direct from California, Celeste Marunez and the Dream Makers Tour fea­tures five gorgeous go-go gods and adull video stars Ty Russell and Bo Summers . Don'! forget 1hat the firs! Sunday of lhe month there is a 2 for I cover charge! Jerry Morin and Crystal Rae Lee Love present "Kamprn' it Up," 10n1gh1 al the Brazos River Bo1- 1om This " kampy " benefit show 1s for Lady Vktoria Lust's PWA Holiday Fund Show time is 7 :30 pm, 8 ·00 pm G S .T. Monday, Aug. 5 Sing for cash 1on1gh1 al BerryH1ll II The karaoke contesl starts al 8 :00 p m S1ar1 your week with Darlene at 1hc Outpost! She sure pours a mean cock1a11' Tuesday, Aug. 6 The Gentry " Soc ial Club ' meets today and e very day unul 7 00 pm w11h SI SO wel coc k1a1ls, S I 7~ doc~suc ongnecks, and S1 ~O Absolu1 mar11n1 s serve d bv Sean Carter our new Mr Gay ...l o us Ion Al A'"'.l~ ri can C.o I \1 rv s c>n TuesdAv for C- n Crold For 2 bucks a shot, many will be sold I'll take one or 1wo More like 20 would do With many stories 10 be 1old Tuesdays are for truly twisted videos al the Ripcord Wednesday, Aug. 7 Show tunes, movie themes, TV songs, C&W, gospel, 50s & 60s, and more . You hear all of them live al 1he Briarpatch 1onigh1 and every night! The fabu Dyan Michaels does her one (wo)man show tonight at EIJ's. Slop m al 11 ·00 pm. This show not to be missed! I Professional women meet at Bae chus II on Wednesdays. The buf­fet s1ar1s al 6 ·00 pm and 1he pany Iasis all nigh!. Thursday, Aug. 8 Stop in the 611 Hyde Park Pub 1onigh1 for steak night! The grill glows from 6 :00 pm 10 9 :00 pm . Marilyn "Taco" Marx takes the stage of EIJ's 1onigh1 a1 II 00 pm. I Join "1anlyn and her gue s ts Fred ­die , Shelby Si. John , Tiffany Pow ers , and Paivi Lee Love. Be sure 10 try one of Granny'> tacos or a teH lube >hol of 1equ1Ia for a $I 25 AJ ~tnt1 .,ou at Hta\:tn Other Important Stuff The Houston Voice would like to welcome 1he Computer Exchange 10 our family of adveriisers. They are Monirose's only new/ used computer store with a 1ouch of class . They take trade-ins, do repairs , and other services . The Computer Exchange 1s localed al 1212 A Wes1heimer (a few doors down from Bas ic Bro1he" . ) For more info, call 529-6789 The Houston Voice would al so like to welcome Kroger(on Mon­trose) to our family of adverl"­ers ! Mr Texas Drummer weekend hits Pacific S1ree1 on Aug 9 , 10, and II. The con1es1 ts on Aug I I with ho! Lesb ian C-omed1an Shann Carr Crazy mtn of tht Vtnturt -N The Bayou City Boys Club's Hur­ricane '96 storms into Houston on Aug. 24. For more info, call 521 - 3696. This week's fea1ures a1 1he French Quarter are "Santa Monica Blvd." and "Never Too Much ." Back by popular demand, Rick S1anc1l and his band will be al the Brazos River Bollom on Aug . 9 . There is a pany on Aug. 10. 9:00 pm al the Ranch 10 help send Houston Women's Softball League learns 10 lhe "World Series" There will be games , an auction, and a bunch of fun . If you would like more info, call 526-6351 Poor Super Man rhey have add.ct more show s for 1h1s musl sec play. Call Theater I.ab Houston a1 868 7516 Birthday Corner Happy birthdays 10 Vernon (Cla ssy Chassis Car Club), Ken (1hc Vampire) Brown , Jerry Morin, and Sue (FIST)' What A Good Joke! Some very creative and 1alen1ed person or persons unknown fell ii necessary 10 send me a subscnp· tion of "Bugle," a journal of Elk and the Hum. Honing in on the fact I 1ha1 I personally feel meal is mur­' der, this magazine 1s for the hunt­ers of the eanh! Best pan was lhe mailing label It looked like any other malling label, bar codes and all! Whal a greal JOke! Keep it up, I love surprises 1n 1he mail! No Rodent Droppings With all 1he pame this weekend, Harvey and Ralral were loo tuck ­ered oul 10 produce any drop­pings . Gelling the lipstick oul of their fur was not fun 1 There >hould be a heap of droppins by nexl week's issue. Cuervolyn U 0 rp;f d I l: ( utn (J Uarde~ Party a~d De~iVV\ Party . SPORTS NOTES _ ,. M SL Recruiting For Fall rhe ~lonuose Softball league (~SL) IS now recruumg for Fall League ""h1ch begins play on Su,day. Sept 15 Fall League. c"Jnsasting of six weeks of games, 1s rccru11ed differently than 1he regu ar Sprina: season In the Fall teams arc selected by a lonery. rather than by per· sonai selectton There are typically six different teams. eac'l sporr ng a differ· ent color of the ra1nbov.- flag The lottery w1I be held Saturday. August 24 at Gentry, 2303 Richmond. from 3-S:OO p.m Don'1 worry 1f you miss this deadhne' We \'.:an always use more players There 1s ne¥er any sot1ball experience needed to play 1n the MSL. All are welcome' For more 1nformat1on, or to reserve your spot D the louery. please call our voice mail at 867-3913 and leave your name and phone number We 11r11l relUrn your call ASAP' Billiard League Following t>ae 27th week of play 1n t"ie Houston Metropolnan B1ll1ards Le:a2ue CHMBL> the team Coalition as s;1ll leading the leag\le w11h a 880 won match average They also head rhe h.'>t or numbers rn the game,, won column a1 672 JR s Cue Crew IS second 1n 1hc v.on match numbers w th 769 and Jackson 5 thJTd wuh 760 011 the games won list. Jackson 5, u 621 has a shghl lead over J R ·~ Cue Crev. with 615 League s1and1ngs are deter· mined by matches "'On Special congra1ula11on' go 10 Ron Harper who had a break and run during the 27th week ol play The final night of play happened Tuesday, 30th. and a food buf­fet was served at Cousin's and final score sheets were turned in Final results will be m nelt weeks paper In 1nd1v1dua play B11ly Lea leads the league v.1nn1ng .760 percent of his games. John Adams, Joel Reyes and Carlos Romero are nu.t 1n the sundma:s. each winnmg 693 per<ent of games pla)ed The thought of 1he "'·eek· 1s '"1f a substi­tute commits to a 1eam and the playing locauon has not changed and the subs11 1u1e docs not show and there 1s no replace. ment subsutute available. then the "'111 be charged wuh A•talk group talk ONE on ONE voice mail 1·800·3HOT GUY biDed disuete~ to your Z • or coll: 1·900-435·5958 no credrt cord required. "'-• 1,..,,o19•.W..• ............ 1_o1 .. ,auods••""""'•WU On YourNextVmtoHouston ... What you get at the TTUJtel on the highway & what you get at the Montrose Inn Mo1el He1erosexuals wuh kids f1gh1ing ncxi door. Montrose Inn Ga)· men nexi door. Only gay men Nolhtng but gay men Motel Several miles to the gay bars Montrose Inn : 5 1iny blocks to 1he gay bars. Motel: Dnve to lhe gay bars & pay SS lo park. 1f you can find parking Or cake a S 15 cab Monirose Inn: Walk to the gay bars. Or take a SJ cab Mo1el: Drive back from the gay bars and risk the cops making you walk lhe straight line. Or take a $15 cab. Mon1rosc Inn· Walk back from the gay bars. Or take a $3 cab. -------~- Motel. Pay $35 to $95 a nighl for a room Montrose Inn: Pay $41 to $79 a n1gh1 for a room ----------- M 01 e I: Eat in lheu resuurant. Food for the ma.ses. Pay plenty. SI so fl drink machine Montrose Inn . Complimentary late nighl sandwiches & full breakfasl lhe next day. Free soft drinks, juices. coffee 24 hours . Molcl : Cruise lhe parking lot and gel threatened Montrose Inn· Cru1Sc the hallway• Please' Moad: The rcccpt1on1st sneers at you. ~ontrose Inn The receptionist winks at you. Motel: Washing machine? Ironing board? Hatr dryer• Refrigerator• Stove' Microwave? VCR & gay movies? Arc you kidding? Montrose Inn All of the above Free 10 use Mo1el: Full size bed, everylhing else is plaSllc Moncrose Inn: Queen size bed, hardwood floors. hardly any plaslic. Mocel: Maid knocking 8 a.m .• you moan bul she's coming rn anyway. Checkou1 II a.m Montrose Inn: Handsome man next door knocking 11 a.m. lo join htm for breakfasl. Chcckou1 I p.m. ~----- Rutnations uqutsttd. 1-800-357-1228. Thi houst at 408 A •ondalt. The Montrose Inn IS NOT. motel. We're NOT a hole!. we·u. Bed & Breakfasl. (And we're Basic & Butch We're the B&B that's B&:B) We"re eomple1ely different! Bowling A ct ion The \.1onuose \1 :rnday ~1ght Men " League rcporu Div s1on A Stand ':'1gS in firsl _ '>tcond and lhird ue A Fru.lin Fairy Talc. Hot Dog,, ~ice Buns anJ E1eh1 Balls 01v1s1on B as headed by The Meat to Beal Fighting Nuns and Four Mix Piece'>. High scratch game of 277 and series of 698 was bov. led hy Chris Bcnnell_ For more in for mauon call Gardy at 641·5424 Bowling IS a Palace Lanes at 9 00 P-m Mondays The Inner Loop Allernauve Sunday Evening League reports Faster Pussy cats in I St Tough & Tight 1n 2nd and Boyish Looks. Girlish Figures in 3rd For the men. 8111 Henry bo"' led high !'icratch game of 234 and Jody Dunivant series of 650. For the women Linda Dees bowled high scracch game of 233 and Terry Shannon rolled high series w11h 596 For more tnfo call Tom at 522 9612 Bowling ts at Palace Lanes al 7 00 pm. Sundays The Wedne~day Night M1urs reports ht place 1s taken by Charlies Tunu. 2nd by I Gal & 3 Guy•. and 3rd by Rump Rangers. Roy Rainwater bowled high scrati.:h game of 195 and Tom O'Dell scncs of 4;72 for the men. For the women Terry Shannon !'lowlcd high scrarch game of 189 and series of 505 l·or more 1nforma11on call Tom at 522 9612 Bow ling 1s at AMP Southway at 6 30 p m Wednesdays. The Monday Night Women's League reports first plai.:e team 1s Halt and Halt fol ~ lowed b)· Walking Wounded, and M Po'Aer Fourth place 1s held by Fes11vc Foursome For more information call Pal at 417 6218. Bowling IS at AMF Southway al 615 p. m Mondays Lambda Rollers Lambda Rollerskaung Club hold• 11> next Skate Night Wednesday, August 7 from 8 un11I 10.00 p m at the Starl11ht Roller Rink. 8075 Cook Road . Adm1mon IS SS and skate rental adds SI 1f needed Eve­ryone is welcome to skate and a variety of events will be scheduled alone wuh door prizes If your club or organ1zat1on would Ille to hold a skate event, plea-.c contact Lamhda a1 787-0625 or electronically at gay· slatel@aol com or v1s11 the WEB 1;11e at hup //members aol.com/gay!>l.atel ' !mbda.htm BULLETIN BOARD ~:gust Chamber Meeting The Greater llouscon Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce monthly rneel ng ""111 locus on learning 10 eliminate ns1s in your husiness and in your lite to achieve the results you want more time money and \:reaovc energy, al lhe Augus1 meeting planned tor Monday Aug 5. al the lnnnova llutldmg. ground floo•. beginning with networktng from 6 10 7:00 p m. RSVP lo the holltne at 523-7576 1f you are tn1ercsted 1n attending Ct,.l IS $15 for members and S 18 lor n Q members. Joan Bolmer professional Ousiness and personal coach. will be the fea­tured speaker for the evening. Anxiety, live Without It Learn how to live without anxiety at a free seminar presented by the stall of TERRAP Anxiety Treatmen1 Cen­ter. Thursday, Aug 8 beginning at 7 30 p.m at the Rosewood Medical Cenlcr. 9100 Weschcimer. Collage 56 The program will also be presented Sa1urday August 10 hegtnning at 10·30 am al ~orthwoods Presby1e­nan Church, 3320 J·M 1960 Wesl, Room 401 (Annex bldg tn rear) The seminar covers the relation· ship of anxiety. dcprcsS1on agd other associated psycholoe1cal d1rnr ders For more 1nforma11on call 266 5111 Art Guitar at Diverse Works A special funt.ha1s111g event "'fhe Art Guitar Auction" also lno~n as ''Abs olut Guuar An" will be held from 6 until 9:00 p m. Tuesda>, August 6 at Velvet Elvis. 3033 Richmond Ave , to bene fll D1vcneWorls for th·s fun event, t>1versc\\.orls has lined up some of llous1on°s most prom ancn1 ar11s1S and dcs1gnen 10 create thcu version of Arc Guitar. pro­viding 17 ind.,1duals w1th old. beat uP guitars and requcs11ng the instru mcnlS be pamted covered remade whatever-and the results are sure to be entcrca1ninG Tickets arc $35 and may be purchased rn advance b) callrng D1verse\\.'orks al 221 8346 and they will be available at the d-i.or. Tickets JHO\llde entrance one complimentary beverage hors d oeuvres. adm1~s1011 to the live auc- 11on and a t·sl11rt D1verseWorls e-.tends a special thanks to all 1he suppor11ng artists, The Velvet l·lvis, Absolul Vodka and American Photocopy tor their sup­porl of this event AIDS Conference Update Health care prnlessiona s .t11d lhc puhl1c are 1nv11ed to a11en<l the lnter­nallonal AIDS ConfcrenceJllouston Post·Confercnce on Saturday, Aug 10 from 8:00 a.m . to 5 30 rm at the Ramada lnntAstrodome. Hosted h} Tenet HealthSy>tem, Park Plata llos­p1tal and Therapeu11c Crncepi., the event 1s expected to offer an ex.len· s ve look at a number ot issues and c n · cerns fac.rng Hous1on s Hl\'·p~s • 11ve population Various sessions at the llou-;1on Pose Conference will n.lude Med - cal news from the XI lnternatrnnal AIDS Conference 1n Vancouver : Pharmaceullcal 1s~uc~ including. research, pricing and acce~s~ Maxi· m111ng health care henel1h; Women"s reproductive rights and gynecological issu°'; Legal righls and d1sclosurt l!iisues: Personal and Family bsues: and a Town Meetin g with cornrnun11y leaders and medical professionals. The conference 1s open and tree to the public however advance reserva ttons arc reques1cd. Please call Park Plaza Hosp11al at l-800-U7- 1551 for more mformatrnn or reservations . HOG Elections and Party Houston Oucdoor Group (llOG) has planned us annual pool social and HOG election of officers for Saturday, Augu<t 10 beginning al 6:00 p m. al lhe home of Ed Balll, ou1-going pres1den1. The theme will be ""lloral paradise'" and you are encouraged to wear your favorite and most les11ve flower print ensemble to match the flowers Ld has planted arounl1 the pnnl. This will he a porluck , \O bring your tavorite anJ most delicwu\ dish The food and drinks will he set up inside 1n the atr cond111on1ng. Brang your towel and ha1h1ng suit 1f you wan1 to swim Please RS\'P to E:d at <29-6661 lor dircc tion~ and to coord1na1c tooJ August Acti1·ities For HGLP The Houston Ga) and I esh1an Parents group will hold a pool party from 2 unul 5:00 p.m Sunday. Augus1 II. a' its fam­ily ac11v11y for Augu I Also schcd· uled are the Support G1uup meeting lor ruesday, August 13 lrom 7 to 8.30 p.m al MCCR. 1919 Oeca1u1, and JH' (Jus1 tor Us). the $OC1al and support group tor youth m grades 6 Ill 12 with gay nr lesbian parenls, will meet Sacurday, Aug 17 w11h a Museum lrtp planned llG!.P have monthly mee11ngs to MlC&alize and support others lacing s1m1lar points of-view in heing gay or lesbian with children 1n today ' s world. Telephone 666-8260 for more information . ' 1 If you would like an event li sted in 1hi' section , please feel free to call 529-8490 or fax at 529-9531 Friday, Aug. 2 • Borders Book Store Gay/ Les· oian Book Cluo meets at the Espresso Bar at 9634 Westheimer 782- 6066 • HIV+ Art classes at the Art League 523-8817 • HATCH meets . 942 7002. • 12 step program at Montrose Counseling Center. 6 :00 p m. 529-0037 • Aftercare Group Treatment at Montrose Counseling Center. 6 :00 p.m. 529-0037. • Art Classes at AIDS Foundation Houston at 1:00 p .m 526-1118 . • Houston Tennis Club meets at 7 : 15 p.m. 527-1348 • Q·Patrol meets to walk the streets at 10:30 p .m. 528 ·SAFE. • Artist's reception at the Art League 6 00 p m 523 ·9530. Saturday, Aug . 3 llousron Chain Gang Bicycle Club rides 863-1860 . • Aller Hours on KPFT 12:00 a.m. to 3 00 am 90. 1 FM 526-5738 . • Gull Coast Transgcnder sup ­port group meets 780-4282. • Q·Patrol metlS to walk the street~ at 10 30 pm. 528-SAFI·. • Vi!tiual Art Alliance meets at , IO ·OO am 583-8408 • Singer s auditions for the l·ort Bend Chorale 660 -9733 XI • Artl'd 1 s reception ~ll the Arch· way Ga llery at 5 .lO p.m . 522-2409. • Nancy Bell signs her books at Mur­der by the Book I 30 p.m 524-8597. • l«ce l:nglish as a Second Lan­guage classes at 8 30 a m. 266-8777. • Free HIV 1es11ng and counseling by the Montrose Counseling Cen· ter at Rich's 10·00 pm. to 2:00 am. • Rummage A Rama at 117 Tuam . ':00 am Sunday, Aug. 4 Houswn Chain Gang Bicycle Cluh meets. 863-1860. • The Women's Group meets at 10:45 a m 529-857 I. • Frnn1Runners meet at 9 00 a m at the Tennis center in Memorial Park 522·802 I • HATCH meets . 942·7002 . • Inner Loop Sunday Bowling League 522 9612. • Singer's audiuons for the Fort Bend Chorale 660-9733 X 1 • Montrose 77006 airs at I 30 a. m. and 8 30 a m Monday, Aug. 5 Free HIV Tcsung and counse l­ing hy the Montrose Clinic at the Brazos River Bouom 4:00 pm 10 8 00 p Ill • Gay Fathers/Fathers First sup· port group . 8.00 pm. 861-6181. • IleartSnng open rehearsal at the hrst Unttarian Church at 7 ·00 p m 947 1488 • Calendar/( omputer "'orkshop tor Pride Week . 7 00 p 111 529-1223 • Posiuvc Lanng Group at Mon trose Counseling Center 2 15 p m 539 00~7 • Ou1pa11en1 Group Treatment at Montrose Counseling Center 6 00 p .m. 529-0037. • Women and HIV/ AIDS Group at Montrose Counseling Center 6 15 pm 529-0037 • Men Survivors of Sexual Abuse Group at Montrose Counseling Center 6 · 15 pm 529-0037 • Leshian Survivors of Cancer and their care givers at Montrose Counseling Center. 6 30 p .m 529-0037 • Men s HIV Group at Montrose Counseling Center. 7 00 p .m 529-0037. • AVES sponsored free HIV test­ing from 10:00 a.m. 10 5:00 pm at 4125 SW Freeway, Sutte I 717 • AIDS Foundation Houston's Creative Writing Class meets at 3 :00 p.m 623-6796 • Greater Ilousron Gay and Les­bian Chamher of Commerce meets 523 7576 . • Montrose 77006 TV airs at I :30 am Tuesday, Aug. 6 Helping Cross Dressers Anony­mous meets at 239 Westheimer 8 :00 p.111 495-8009 . • Basic Computer Skills Class at the Kothe Pr<>Jcct. 522 8182 •Ga) Men Ill\' + Psychotherap) at Montrose Counseling Center 4 · l0 p Ill 529-0017 • Outpatient Group rreatment at Montro~e Counseling Center 6 :00 p m 529 -0017 • Aftercare Group Treatment at Montrose Counseling Center 6:00 p Ill 529-0037. • AIDS Alliance nf the Bay Arca meets al 7 00 p.m . 488-4492 • Empowerment for Living meets for pol luck. 861 9149 • PROTECT an HIV negative support group mee" at 7 :00 p m 520-7870 • Free Ill\' testing hy the Montrose Clinic at Cluh Bod) Center. 8:00 p m. 520-2083 • Women Survivors of Childhood Abuse at Montrose Counseling Center 6:30 p m 529-0037 Survivors of loss support group meets at 8 :30 p m 778 -2677 • FrontRunners meet at 6:30 p.m. 522-8021. • Live Jazz at Borders Book Shop 782-6066 . • Houston Lesbian/Gay Pride week committee meets at 7'.00 p.m 529 6979 Wednesday, Aug. 7 Free HIV testing and counseling 1 by the Montrose Clinic at Mary's. 4:00 pm 10 8 ·00 p.m. • Houston Tennis Club meets at 10:30 p .m. 537-1348 • Houston Pride Band practices at Dignity Houston. 524-0218. • GLOBAL meets at 4 00 p m 743- 7539. Women's Action Coalition meet' at Toupees 7 00 p .m. 867- 9581. • Men's Network Counseling Center 529-0037 at Montrose 7 .00 p m • Houston Tennis Club meets at 7 15 p Ill 517-1348 . • Lambda Rollerskating Cluh skates at 8 '.00 p m 933-58 I 8. • Women's Network at !\lontrose Counseling Center. 7.00 p . m. 529-0037 • Ongoing Mixed L1v1ng in Proc­ess Group for men and women 622· 7250 for more info • Living with Chronic Pain at Mon· trose Counseling Center 9 30 p m. 529-0037 • Aftercare Group Treatment at Montrose Counseling Center 6 :00 p.m. 529 -0037 • Women's Issues Process Group at Montrose Counseling Center 6 :30 p .m. 529-0037 • Women ' s Action Coalition (WAC) meets at 7 :00 p.m 867-9581. • Art Labs at The Art League I 00 p m 225-9411 • Front Runners moot at Memorial Park 6 :30 pm 522 8021 • Gay Men' s Chorus of Houston open rehearsal at 7:00 p.m 521· 7464 . • Twen1ysome1hing meets at 7 30 pm 531-9396 • KPFT Lesbian and Gay Voices airs at 8.00 p.m. to IO 00 p m 866-6505 • Ongoing gay men's Living in Process Group 622-7250. • Open Mike Night at Cafe Artiste 1601 W. Main. 8.00 pm. 528 3704. • HIV+ Men Psycborherap) at Montrose Counseling Center. t · 15 p m 529-0037 • HIV Survivor Support Group • Relapse Preventio
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