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Title Houston Voice, No. 749, March 3, 1995
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  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
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Date March 3, 1995
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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Transcript HOUSTON March 3, 1995 ISSUE 749 A Weekly ommunity News Publication House subcommittees vote I to slash AIDS programs I Glamour Diana Foun­dation Pre­sents 42nd Annual Show IS E veryt h1. ng . . . .' ' upoo their torrid dra· mauc •perform· anees ' O\er the past few 'ear' Presen1ers ha'ld ~ul the 1roph1cs "h ch include Bes1 Ac1ress, awarded to a ~a> man Bes1 Actor. which goes 10 a fe<b1an, and the .om1· ca and co\eled Bes1 Supported Actre's .:ir A~1or categories "'h1ch arc earned by a wcl'·kepl man and woman respecuvel). B~ Sin.RI COHE!\ DARBO"i:-;E /louJttm \.'out' Ed11or Rcprescntatl\'CS of AIDS \enicc prov1<lcr groups an<l a~enc1es that adminis1cr federal AIDS fund' in llou,ton and llarr;, County, reacted Y.!lh a' mui.:h confusion ;rnd disbc lid a\ .tpprchens1on on learning the ftrtil a(;1 u11u on AIDS taken by the 1041h Con~res' Last week, one llou'ie \Ubcommittce voied to slash funding already in 1hc pipeline 10 states and ci1ics for AIDS care and prevention, while a second voted to climinalr the federal program that provides houi;1ng as~1,.tancc to people wnh AIDS In \cparatc actions last Wcdncs· day and Thursday, 1he Appropria 11ons Subcomm1t1ec on Labor/ Health and Human Serv1ccslEduca· turn voted to cut S 13 million from the Ryan Whuc CARE Acl programs and S23 m1llwn from prevention pro­grams at 1hc Centers for Disease Con1rol and PrC\cn11on, bolh ror 1he currcn1 I.seal year 1he Appru· prla •("rt~ Suhcomm1ttce on Vet~ •r•u .t\ffttlra lloU•lng anlJ Llrban Development voted to eliminate 1hc S 186 million Housing Opporlu· nll1e\ for People v. 11h AIDS (HOP\l'Al program fhc propo..,ed cut-. tn Ryan Whtte and CDC tunds apply Ill 1he a :cady ·'>udg e1ed 1995 program Fran1s. accord· ing w Winnie StaLhelherg. health policy ad\.ocalt' l(1r 1hc Human R1gh1s Campa1~n J unJ and olhcr wa,hing11>11 based AIDS a<1n· isrs llKCF 'ays the propo\ah mean lm:al commun111C!\ grappling with 1hc ep1Jcm1c stand to lose $222 mtl­lion in lcdcral a's1stam:c that many had planned to receive durJng 1hc current year U S Rep Shcda Jack.on Lee (D· Houston) ho~ ever said 1he pH•­poscd cuts would face an ··uphill ba1- 1lc"' in lhc full House and Scna1c and. even if passed by bo1h hOU\e". would l1kel) be \eloed by Pre ... 1dent Clin­ton In a \tatemenr announcing a S4 ~ granl In Harris Counl) from Ryan While funds on TUC\day, Lee said she wa~ '"prrparcd to 'ight" effor" r (:U t tundine tor A l DS programs (Con1inued on Page 6) l'pholdrn 42 1 ear· old llad llCll of black lies go" n,, rhine~tnnes and feathers. rhe Diana founda11on ol Uous­rnn will presenl "Gia· mour h Ever~ 1h ing •• on March 251h al 1he elc· gant Hou~ton Cluh The Academy A"ards spoof is headlined b~ John Eppen.on of "The Fahulou' Lypsinka Show,' His 35 m1nu1e-sc1 dircc1ed by Kevin Malony " complamentcd by the dish_ songs and dance of Tht 42nd Annual Dtana .4Mards ShO't\, Glamour u £\try thing " fta1urts lht stnsa11onal John Epperson of .. The Fab11/011s nc 3le founder of 1he O•ana foundation. Charks Hebert. a l a the fabulous Angela 1-.. 1n::,bur). transformed the ~ma• dub 1n10 a maJOr ph1lanthrop1c organ1- za11on over 1he } ears Curren! pres1dcn1 Bill 1.>·ps1nka Show IPhoto b) Un Pr1ntt) 1he Diana membership. The Diana Award~ Show was !:lorn at a small television pany on Q\car nighl over tour decades ago when guests decided 10 pres­en1 their O\A.n awards Al lhe program. stat ue°' of Diana . lhe goddess of the hun1. Wiii he given 10 "deserving .. a11endces based Poplin repons that the Diana's have donated over SI 0.000 10 charnahlc concerns 1n 1he pa>I ) ear. Benefac1ors rnclude the Monirose Cltn1c, Coll 45"< Trouble Fund, Benng Care Founda11on, and AIDS Founda11on of Hou<1on Emrr-cency I·unl.f (Conlinued on Page 13) Bering Care Center mounts extensive renovation to meet new rules Pr0Rrt1111 Dtuuor Robert Sntll~ grO\'t .,howJ planJ for ntw, tnhanctd Btrtng Cart Ctnur (llOliSTON)-Working on a harrow 1ni hul non-ncgo11ablc schedule. Benn& Care Center I\ renovating and expanding the fac-11ity 1ha1 for sev eral years ha' prov ided an adult day center and comprchens1\-e nutri - 11on program for Hou:o.ton res1denc~ l"ing w11h HIV/AIDS The cen1cr, a program of 1hc Bering Commun11y Service Foundaiion, received no11cc on Dec. 9 from Harm Coun1y 1ha1 a new require111en1 was added 10 1he siandards governing Ryan Wh11e funding policies, effec- 11ve Jan 10, 1995 In order 10 qualify for Ryan Wh11c funding for 1he 1995 fund · ing cycle lhc Care Ccn1cr needed 10 become hcen'°d hy 1he S1a1c of Texas by sundards are hased on new 5tllc rcgu la11ons effccuve Jan I Che Cuc: Cen­ter s Texas Dcpar1men1 of Heallh fund· mg will even1uall\ be 1hrea1ened 11 llccn~ing I\ nol ac,h1eved Licensing re~u1rc> 1ha1 1he Care Cen­ter huilding he remodeled rn mee1 both lu:cn'e standards and ADA rcqurre· ments , including hu1h.llng a nur-.e', station and hiring a tull·t11ne nur-.e, creating an outdoor recreational area, 1ncrea,1ng hour' of operation. and 1ncrca\1ng amount of full · lime !olJtl mc:mher' 10 achic:ve a ,mailer cli­entf' 1afl ratw The hul!d111g mod1f1ca11ons began on Feb. 17 and are scheduled he com­pleic h) April 30 The Care Cen1er has been temporarily moved 10 the fel ­tov. >h1p hall of Bering Mc1hodist Church, adJacen1 10 lhc original cen· 1er hu1ld1ng. The new, enhanced Bering Care Cen- 1er program will include; cx1endcd hour\ ot oper111on. breakfast and lunch nursing care. physical 1her­apy, nutritional counseling and as~e,,mcnt, f1nanc1al counseling, educa1 1onal -.em1nars. support group,, chemical dependency pro· grams, exercise programs art pro· grams. field 1r1p,, 1ranspor1a11on. and heal1hy 'oc1al 1n1crac11on, agency official' said Al1hough 1he 11mc consirainis for J l:lecorning licensed are er.uemely nar row 1he Bermg Foundlt.Lttn board 1s comm111cd 10 achieving hccns:ng in order to not interrupt or hall client service; due 10 lacl of funding said Stacie Cokinos. the founda1ion·, direc1or ot devclopmen1 The Care Cen1er "ill reappl) tor Rian \Vhlle tunding on Ma) I. when 1he renova - 11011s and necessar) program add1· t10ns arc complete "he said De,p11e 1hc prc,\ure ul heing forced to work w1th1n ... uch a re\tr1ct1ve lime frame. the final re..,ult of 1he 111.:en!<lrn~ requirement will be a vcr) pos111ve change for 1he cl1en1 care program, Colino> -aid 'For1una1ely, 1he Bering Founda tion Board of Director~ was alread\ making long-range plan> 10 bccom~ licensed wnhin 1he next few years." she nOlcd In fact a1 the 11mc ol no11ficauon of rhc licensing requ1remcn1 a t\A.O )ear campaign JHOJCCI had JUSt heen com· pleted and prcp.ara11on ... \A.ere under­way 10 build a commercial ki1chen to expand the Care Cenrer's meals and nutr111on program . Many individu­a ls and community groups have con· 1ribu1ed 10 1hc ~llchen reno,a11on campaign Now, however, 1hc plans for lhe new kuchen arc ha.ing 10 be res1ud1ed 10 afford 1hc licen<ing rcn ovation. officials reported .. One poin1 " clear in s1ud) 1ng lhe V Offices: 811 Weslhcima Suile 105. Houslm, TX 77\KJ6 Phones: Hotson (713) 529-8490 Nalioowidc (8110) 729-8490 Fax (713) 529-951 I Jkus: Mcnlay bough Friday 9:00 a.m 10 5:30 p.m Deadline: Mcnlay noon "PROUDLY TELL 'EM YOU SAW IT IN TIIE HOUSTON "\K)ICE!" changes required che R)an \\'hue and Texas Depar1mcn1 of lleallh funds are ab-.olure y ncccssar) 10 the liun 1\al of lhe Bermg Care Ccn1cr program and licensrng 1s lbe unly alternall\C to receive lhese funds . Cokrn s said Bering · , 'er\lcc' are offered free <'f charge 10 lo" inc me hm1hes and 1ndn1dual> funding from Ryan While and the Te>as Departmenl of Heallh ;, pro1ec1ed 11 8~ percen1 of the overall Care Cenler budge I for I 995 Rober! Snellgrove. program direc 1or of 1he Care Cen1er, and John Sid· ney-Trahan. Pre"den1 of 1he Board of Trustee~. arc JOinll) o\er,eerng 1he reno\at1on .and program change!<> . For more informa11on call lhe foundation at (713) 529·6071. IN mis WEEK'S ISSUE Another view of the PBS debate - Page 3 Review Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women" - Page 9 "Let Us Entertain You" this weekend - Page 14 "Angels in America", Part 2 Broadway Page 38 (Blue Pages) 2 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 3, 1995 OI.C E MAIL 'tOr{;LCJ; ~ Letters to the Editor £ J ~ Spectrum '95 Update From ALA" BOlJRGEOIS Evtnt coordinator. Sp~ctrum 95. HoUJIOn Early last spring. we began the monu mental task of creating an event that was created for the Ga), Lesbian, 815~-tual anJ Transgcnder commu noty of Houston fhe event was then known as Town Meeting II and has srnce evolved mm Spectrum '95. a five star event 1hat has already set his· tory. Spectrum 95 comprises of a Bu.,ness Expo an Art Expo. a pol111· cal Town Meeting, a Speakers Pro· gram and a Concert. We would now like to bring you up to datt: on the progress of this historic event by explaining what Spectrum '95 IS about. Spectrum 95 currently has 20 ~ponsors, comprised of national and local businesses Thi~ 1s historic in ll!\Clf, as no event other than Stone­wall and the Gay Game> has had so many diverse sponsors I feel confident that even more sponsor< will be added on before the event takes place. The Bustneu Fxpo ts designed to show the fmanc1al strength rn our communoly by showca<ing lesbian and gay o"'ned bu.,nes,es "hole allowing 1,ay frtc'1.dly busrncsscs to also compete fllr our dollar..; . It jo;; estimated that the llou,ton area ga) and lesbian economy IS valuod at S2 b1I ion strllng Wuh lh•t in m nd Town \feeting II r designed lo unrte t':te communuy hchrnd goals that benefit the entire co'llrnunll} "' "ell a s 1nd1vidual groups New (HOJeCtS and program ... will he ("nl~rf'd d\lrrnc th1<; d1Hu'~ sion as well Just 1mag1;,e what S2 bil· loon would l>uy Nov. JUSt 1mag1ne what 350,000 votes w 111 accomplish Wnh the Speakers Program, our commun11y -.111 be able to learn how to m~·esl that money on an individual basis -.hat to do 1f we arc d1scr1m1- natcd aga1nt;.t. or what the proce­du! fcs arc 10 adopt a child A cour ... e entatlcd Runbow Zebra' will he held to give our communuy a po-.1~ live ou1reach on a persDnal basi~ Not to l>e lorgotren the arts and cntcrtatnment commun1t) will be recogn:ted lhrough two events The Art F•po will htghl1ght the many tal encs 10 our communuy, such as national recording s1ar Sarah ~1cl achlan , whose art work: will be available al auction Her work w1 I be alongo;;1de the m•ny local anms tha1 will be c~h1b111ng The conceri , 'Concert ot the Stars. has over ~O 1nd1-.: 1duals and groups scheduled 10 perform lor your enterta1nmcn1 This concert ••II captare the d1vers11y of our \!ommunll'fi and \\ II give many loca and nauonal cntcrtJ ners th~ expo· sure 1hey deserve Concert tickets are n won sale )ru ma) call (713) S26 28S3 to order yours fhe concert has rece ved a great deal of aueritt n fr-..m across the ~<lUntry because of us first CD to l>e releasod on April 15 , ,99S The CD entitled, "Hand in lland has the t11le song hy the sa"Tlc name wh _h w.u written b) local artut Phil Smith especully for th1' event The song has local and nauonal enlcruiners like Roman ovsky & Phill ps The Doghouse and many others adding their voices t the new !>attic hymn of the gay and le< btan community You may p<e orJer the CD fr SIO 00 by calling (713 ' 526-2853 I All of the above acc1v1ties and entertainment will co1it a very low price . concerc tickets start ac SIS .00 and goes as high as S 100 you will get a free tickec 10 other activi ­ties with the purchase of a concert ticket If you only want to attend eve· rythong but the concert, the price os S5 00 To order your ticket, plea.e call (713) 526-2853. Thi' promises to be an exciting and h1stor1c event. We look forward to (iCcing y u there Focus On Real Fight From GARY J. \A1' OOTEGHEM H<>urton, TuaJ It 1s eerie to watch ~ome among us attempt 10 denigrace and undermine others who arc at work within our gay movement. You have to ask yourself. will we ever learn'! We all have a role to play. There is no one way of doing this . We must be in I both pol11ical partoe> That IS the real world. like u or nol . Pat Gandy ' s negative article (Houston Voice Issue 747) about Log Cabin Republ1cans~Houston was on the mark by 180 degrees She " a fool of she behe•es "hat her mind con· tr1ve5 !'lone of ll IS true. Whar her letter represent< is a con· unued rescncment b)' -.ome ga) mem· bcrs or ano1her pol1t1cal group locally. They think we are crazy ro get involved in the Republican Party But we av th.at 11 you wanl to 11ght the war, go to where the fronc line is . We believe lhc: baule lies over in the Rcpuhllcan Party lhc enemy there I '' the Reilg1ou' Right V>f• are going to do battle with them There In the I other pol111cal party. In any way we can We are not afraid of losing. We are onl} afraid ot not trying We will not let that happen to the Republican Party. Not wuhuut a fight anyway The fight should not be between us gays It os okay to be different. Pat Gandy anJ her like 'hould >IOP focuisrng on those of u-. who are doing something posllt\IC rn a very trou­bled world Stop the onf1ght1ng We' re )Our lru:nJs. Pat, not your ene4 moos Th•} 're behind you Log Cabon Republocan< - llou,ton 1s comprised of fiscally conserva tl\ie, soc1all} lthcral men anJ women who are mostly gay: certainly gay in hel1ef "'e have doubled 10 c;1ze JUSt in rhe IJSt few months The nelli gay polit· 1cal for~c in town ts u~ The monopoly 1s over' AFH Thanks Colt 45 ·s From S\R\ SPEER SU.BER Ex,cut1 vt Drucror AIDS Fo11ndat1on H1J11ston \l.e at AIDS r ound•toon Houston \o\JSh to express "ur sincere thanls to the Colt 4 5 's Inc tor their ongoing support ot the AFll food pantr), Stone Soup I ast }ear alone, the Colt 45's controhutcd Sl5 000 to .. ard the purchase of fresh fruits, voge tahles and meats In the absence ol th• Colt 45's generosity, hundred• .>f Hl\' · po s 1t1\·c persons • "'ng on tued incomes would l>e u ,.b • to CPJOY rhe important nu1ri11ona benefits provided bv h•th qua •l)' produce and meal product< AFH lools forv.ard t the cont nued sup­port cf the colt 4S • as a \ otal hnk on our mutuil comm11menl to enhancing the qua ht) of I le for persons II\ ong v. 1th HIV AIDS Thanks Colt•! Last week, the topic ot AIDS nnce again bubbled to the surtace lor a spot in the fickle frame at the foretront of main· stream media attention Anc.J what ~tory triggered the newt't round of con· cerned/educataonal sidebar\ on local and national newscasts and talk ~how~'? Well . 1l wasn"t the hearings that kicked oil la.t Wednesday in the Sen· are on reauthorizauon of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990. And 11 wasn't the proposals passed an two Congressional subcomm1tteec;; 1ha1 together would slash upwards ol S200 million in funding for AIDS pro· grams, including Sl3 m11i1on from Ryan White funds budgeted tor the CURRENT fiscal year. Those two items got precious liutc play. at least in the local press. No. the story that gol America's atten· tion was that of Olympic d1v1ng great Greg Louganis. who "admitted" in a 1elev1s100 incervicw broadcasc last Friday that he had AIDS and that he was aware of his HIV status prior to part1c· opating on the Seoul O~ympocs in 1988 . The J1sclo~ure---a' many gay people were already aware before the media went into a frenzy over promotional transcript excerpts relca~ed two day~ before the "ABC', 20120" ep1>ode aired-w.t\ acluall)' made in the con4 text of a much longer, deeper 'tory ol private pain h1JJcn t'ty a person an the public hghl . tn Lougan1s newly released l>ook. Brealing the Sur face .. But the transcripts provided the first seed of a s.tnry that the ··scra1ght .. media found far more inter· esune and reporter~ sc11ed on the oppnrtun11y to tran~latc pohl11.: hy• ter1a 111to public in1eres1 l.ougan1s during the Seoul game,, had hot his head on a diving board and hied into the pool, his wound wa') areatcd by a \I S Olympu.: team doctor who wa' not wearing glove~ In the Feb. 13 1s-ue of The New Repub lie •writer John \Ve1r rcfletted on the rec0ent death (and final window on life) ot h1S close friend, author. activist and •raging AIDS clone" David £'e1n· berg In the somewhat self-appointed memorial cc;say-\ubse4uently lauded for courage and 1n•1ght hy the right-leaning culture watchers newly prevalent on the gay press­Weir describes Feinberg as ••relent~ lessly and destructively" angry, and goes on to offer h1' own analysis of the rage that provided the driving force for his friend and others like horn. ·'What David wanted rescuing from wasn't AIDS. He hated AIDS, but more than that, he hated being human," wrote Weir. In other words, chc anger and urgency that fuel• AIDS act1v1sm 1s really an exaggeraccd mcumor .. phoslS of human fru.irat1on at the human cond111on . In Weir's view (and apparently. that of other gay wnter<). the true, hidden object of all that anger 1s che fact of human mortahty: chc idea that one day. no mauer what we do, we are all going to die What these quite unrela1ed media per­"' pectives have to do w11h each other ts that they both represent currently prevalent viewpoints on the current and continuing crisis that is AIDS. It os disturbing to note, in the 14th year of the AIDS ep1dem1c, how completely the gay and lesbian community (and the rest of the HIV -concerned commu­nity) has removed us belief system from the reality of a woefully m1sontormed ma1onty that srill-perhaps now more than ever-ha~ control . The most devastalln& cffcccs of this detachmenl are evident m 1hc recent. ready accep1ance of much of the AIDS I advocacy community of the notion that because more people wuh HIV arc llvtng longer. because the mctl1cal and research establishment has moved increasingly 1oward the view of llIV as a 'manageahle 0 condition. the urq.:1nal 1ac11ca and GOAi S (1 e AIDS cure) ot the movement are no longer valid or important At a time when th e ('OC: •• ..-c:por11ng that AIDS has become the leading cause of death among American men and women age• 25-45 ... management .. has become the banner word of 1he founda tion~ that tuntl AIDS research . And a•Y white men. tncludtng some who., .:: illV ~ pos1t1ve are hypo1 h c'.'\1z.1ng thal those who rail ag• inst this killer do so because they believe that they. person· l ally. are 100 important to sh~re to an inherent weakness of human11y. ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE HOUSTON Brady's Corner R\(Ufl v hite CARE "PROGRnM ICE -:;;;q I ' l,. I I .· HOUSTON VOICE/ MARCH 3, 1995 3 OPINION My PBS, My NEA: another take on the funding debate 8) RICHARD D. \10HR A voice comes o,·er my local NPR station urging me to write my congressman and be!? him not to zero oul federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broad­cas1ing The reason "NPR is impor tant to families. especially families with children" The station's self-pro mouon continues ·So in 1h1s era of family value.,. what deserves your sup ­port more .. Say what? It 's Saturday afternoon at the Met I'm cuued I've scribbled a bit on opera, but I've never been to its premier American house A generous fnend has offered 10 take me when I visit New York I realize just how generous when he hands me lhe ticket It reads · ••walk.urc Balcony SI SO" I gape . Laicr I read that the larg est single grant from their National Endowmen1 for the Arts in 1995 is to the Mei-a half million bucks I gape Kids f11pp1ng burgers a1 McDonald's have subsidized my patron's tickets Do &ays need 1hc CPB and the NEA? Arc gays getting value for money from 1hcm' Do they ac1 JUstly? Arc they helping gays win 1he war for 1hc hearts and minds of Amcricans1 No When Clinton was elected President and Jane Alexander became head of the NEA. artists. museum directors. and liberal pundits breathed a sogh if relief They thought that they had seen the end of poli11cal intenention into the NEA' s peer-review system ror the evaluation of artistic merll Early on . Alexander gave a hear1eoing 1nten 1cv.. 10 The Advocate in whirh she claimed 1hat the sort of pol11ically·largetcd interven ~ tions made by Reagan and Bush appoint­ees would not occur under her leader­ship Bui Clinton's NEA proved no more principled than Cl1n1on himself Immediately prior 10 last Fall's clec 11ons, the poli11<ally-appoin1ed NEA oversight board reversed peer-review decisions to fund three sexually the­med projects One was that of Andres Serrano, the world-class photogra­pher whose work~ include card-table size images of male ejaculates in flight To work for gays, the NEA would have to be principled But 11's not And it won·i be in any foreseeable future The same IS true for PBS In 1994, the six­hour &•Y celebra11on "Talcs of the Cicy" was PBS most successful pro­gram, even when success is measured at its crudest ·total number of couch pota­toes glued to the screen But under con­serva1 ive political pressure, PBS fa iled to build on its success and fund the filming of the second volume of the "Talcs" series In consequence. the prOJCCI d icd. The general rationale for public sup­pon of the arts is the same as the rationale for government support to the sci-cnces Puhlu; funds prtn 1dc forums for potentially 1mpor1ant ideas that would not make i1 on their O"'-n 1n the mar.,. ct place because 1hcy are ney,, or abstrai;t Federal funds are nor needed , and ~hould not be used, to suppon and reinforce old ideas. customary practices and money-mak­ing en1erpnses Now, when It comes 10 gay issues. docs public funding do 1hings that 1hc pri· va1e sector does not? Again no. For example, NPR ·s news and commentary programming-notably "All Thongs Considered~ -1~ ""•Y behind the New York Times in us coverage of ga}· hsues And we have FOX and ABC, no1 PBS and the NEA. to lhank for gradually demolish­ing the taboo against depictions of samc­scx affection and for portraying gays as expected fixtures on the landscape of everyday American life The chief problem with public fund­ing, 1hough, is not that under political sway the federal government will fail to fund gay performance art, pho10- graphs, and screen plays 1n favor of fund­ing Wagnerian operas and macramc. Rather. 1he chief problem is 1ha1 federal funds have sinuous tendrils extending deep into rhc private realm And these intrusions arc a positive detriment to gay progress For. you see. museums and other nodal points for representation and meaning, notably un1vcrs1ties arc hooked on federal funds The result is that museums and other non-federal mstitutions must be good boyc; and girls by federal standards to ~ct the ~ood1cs that v. ill keep them from gtltng tnto with drawal convub1on~ So as Rush Lim· baugh ' s followers set these standards. gay images and ideas will vanish from museums and other federally-enticed institutions . More than ever,, museums will censor themsehcs and play it '.iafe in order to stay hooked up to federal sugar Q,·cr the ncx1 coupe months as Con ­gress takes up issue of funding the arts and a1rwa\ cs a worst case scenario 1s llkel) 10 come true. Funding for the NEA and CPS will be reduced 10 a IC\·el where nothing in1cres1ing ¥.Ill be produced by ahem Certainly gay art and gay programs ""'" not be funded Bui funding wlll not be reduced to lhe potnl 'Where 1ns1itut1ons arc free of government oversight. If conservatives are clt\'Cr, they will not cut funding entirely Rather they will maintain a triclle of federal money 10 museums. television sntions. uni· vcrsitics and the like 10 order to extend farther into the private sphere their sur· vcillance and control, their manipu­lation and suppression of aay images and ideas . In these circumstances. 11 will be bcucr for gays of the NEA and CPB arc terminated (Richard D. Mohr u a professor of phi­losophy at the University of Illinois­Urbana). The Houslon Voice welcomes ''ell-written, insightful and to-the-point commentaries for our opinionleditorial pages. We also welcome "counterpoint" articles that represent a different view on the issues approached in a11icles we have alread} run. We reserve the right to edit for length, format and claril). The' iews expressed in guest commentaries and letters to the editor published in the Houston Voice are those of the \Hlters. We seek to pro,ide a broad-based forum which reflects the val) ing points of view of our rich and diverse community Selection for publication is at our discretion. Send article,, to: The Houston Voice. Ann.: Editor, 811 We,theomer, I louston. fX 77006, or fax to 713-529-953 I " A STINGING COMEDY OF SEX AND POLITICS! 'Stra wberry and Chocolate' kicks o ff the n ew year with a h igh n o te!" -•r T..-..._., •Ot..UNG STONC ''A BRAVE FILM." 0.vW Anwst--.. $AN ,-llAHCISCO CXAMINCa "AN Al_VIAZING MOVIE! Absorbing a nd witty. It a ptures s omething specialr' Wilna ... A~. 51'.ATTLI POST INTl:U.IGCNCUl ROBERT REDFORD AND MIRAMAX FILMJ PRESENT ~ STRAWBERRY \:J AND(HOCOLATE SAVOR THE FLAVOR ~ COALITION OF HOUSTO~ People With AIDS Coahtton Houston ts pleased to offer a PCS drug cardprovided through PCS Health Systems, Inc. The program provides discounts for many prescriptions through use of brand name and generic drugs. On average, generic drugs cost about 50% less than brand-name drugs. Participants pay the preferred price which is generally substantially different from the normal price. On average, the Preferred Price should give you a 25% savmgs over normal prices. PCS drug cards are available at a one time cost of $36.00. Prescriptions may be filled at member stores like Kroger and Walgreens or at any of the more than 18,000 independent pharmacies that also participate: To receive your card, ftll out the enrollment form, and mail it with your check or money order payable to the PWA Coalition, Houston. You will receive your card in approximately 4 weeks. ENROLLMENT FORM -iii- (Please print. All information must be supplied ~ for this form to be processed.) PC:& Mr./Ms. Address City Social Security Number Area Code & Phone Number ( Please make check payable to: State People With AIDS Coalition~ 3400 Montrose, #106 Houston, TX 77006 Amount: $36.00 with ~IDS uumo•01 Zip FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Carner Number E915 Group :\umber 1010 4 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 3. 1995 It I i'l\Ei'l\OR'I OF DAVID ALAN BARABY On February 13. 1961 heaven sent us an angel with a specaal m1sst0n to bnng love. JOY peace and happiness to everyone who came 1n con­lad with hITT\ He !ulfilled his m1ss1on to it's full-­est and hLS laugh and sp1nt W1D be with us always Survrved by farruty mother. Kathenne •potty" Spencer srsters M .e Donna. Janice and Betty, brothers Rudy and Danny Extended family' Daddy Dan and Mumsie Kelly Don ACCOMMODATIONS HOUSTON (AC 713) MONTROSE INN 408 Avondale - 520-0206 (800) 357-1228 THE LOVETI INN 501 Lovett Blvd - 522-5224 (800) 799-5224 - 528-6708 FAA ELSEWHERE ANTHONY'S Rockport - (512) 729-6100 UPPER DECK S Padre Island - (210) 761-5953 BARS GALVESTON (AIC 4-09) EVOLUTION 2214 Mechanic 763-4212 KON-TIKI 315 Tremont (23rd) - 763-6264 ROBERTS LAFITIE 2501 Avenue Q - 765-9092 HOUSTON (AIC 713) 611 HYDE PARK PUB 611 Hyde Park - 526-7070 BACCHUS II 2715 Waughcrest - 523-3396 BERRYHILL II 15346 Kuykendahl - 587-8810 BRAZOS RIVER BOTIOM 2400 Brazos - 528-9192 BRIAR PATCH 2294 W Holcombe - 665-9678 CHANCES 1100 Westhe1mer - 523-7217 CLUB 403 403 Westhe1mer - 523-0030 COUSIN'S 817 Fairview - 528-9204 E/J's 2517 Ralph - 527-9071 GENTRY 2303 Richmond - 520-1861 HEAVEN 812 Pacific- 521-9123 INERGY 6121 Hlllcroft- 771-9611 JR's 808 Pacific - 521-2519 LAZY J 312 Tuam- 528-9394 MAILBOX BAR 4215 Washington - 864-2977 MARY'S 1022 Westhe1mer - 527-9669 MISSOURI STREET STATION 1117 M1ssoun - 524-1333 MONTROSE MINING COMPANY 805 Pacific - 529-7488 MS B's 9200 Buffalo Speedway - 666-3356 OUTPOST 2818 Richmond - 520-8446 PACIFIC STREET 710 Pacific - 523-0213 PAST TIME 617 Fairview - 529-9669 PENTHOUSE CLUB 3400 Montrose 10th Floor - 522-0745 QT's 534 Westhe1mer - 529-8533 RANCH 9200 Buffalo Speedway - 666-3464 RICH'S 2401 San Jacinto - 759-9606 RIPCORD 715 Fairview - 521-2792 TOY BOX 1419 Richmond 529-3367 VENTURE-N 2923 Marn - 522-0000 special care-g1Ver Roy. fnends and coworkers at Spaghetti Warehouse Many thanks to the loving people at Twelve Oaks Hosprtal and Dr Salvato who loved David 1n hlS final days Dal/Id's new Journey began on February 23 as the sun rose 1n the morning May the ''BaraaaaaaaaaabY- laugh be always in our hearts A ceiebratoon of David woU be held at Mary's Lounge on Sunday, March 12th at 200 pm Donations may be made in Oavtd's name to ''Colt 45• Trouble Fund I w,11 always love you ''Boy David" Daddy Dan ** XTC 9200 Buffalo Speedway 666-3464 ROBERT WILLIAM FILLIS Born August 8. 1964 Died February 18. 1995 Bobby F1ll1s was born 1n Austin on August 18. 1964 He d'ed of comphcallons due to AIDS on February 18. 1995 1n Houston He graduated from North Shore High School in 1982 and at­tended Houston Community College and San Jacmto College where he studied nursing He served in the U S Army from 1983-1985 Hos love for traveftng was exceeded onty by htS k>ve of nurs1ng and canng for others He dtd volun~ teer work at the Montrose Chmc Pnor to has THEATRE LAB HOUSTON 1706 Alamo -868-7516 TNT SHIRTS 2400 Taft@ Fairview 5220986 TRAVEL HEIGHTS SUPPORTING BUSINESS ADVERTISERS HOUSTON (AC 713) A BUNCH OF POSIES 1025 Studewood 861 2400 , TRAVEL IN STYLE 3819 Mangum - 957-0051 A MAN'S RESALE 14020 Memorial - 531-0008 ·ACTION" MECHANICAL SERVICES 446-5810 ALTERNATIVE VISIONS 811 Westhe1mer. 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Suite K - 880-2872 FIRST UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST 5200 Fannon - 526-5200 HOUSTON MISSION CHURCH 1505 Nevada - 529-8225 INDEP BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CH 880-4915 INTEGRITY PO Box 660088 77266 432-0414 KINGDOM COMMUNITY CHURCH I 4404 Blossom@ Snover - 862-7533 KOLBE HOUSE P O Box 666669 77266 - 522 -8182 MARANATHA FELLOWSHIP MCC p O Box 667032 77266 - 528-6756 MCCR 1919 Decatur- 861-9149 MISPACHAT ALIZIM po Box 980136 77098 - 748-7079 FITNESS CENTERS HOUSTON (AC 713) CLUB HOUSTON 2205 Fannon - 659-4998 MIDTOWNE SPA 3100 Fannon - 522-2379 FUNERAL DIRECTORS HOUSTON (AIC 713) BILL CLAIRE FAMILY MORTUARY 2603 Southmore - 522-9030 DIRECT CREMATION 615 E 13th St. - 684-1819 REAL ESTATE HOUSTON (AC 713) BOB RYAN 5311 Korby Dr, Ste 203 523-1600 BRUCE CHAMBERS - 768-3032 JIM CRARY 3535 westhe1mer Ste 228 993-9893 RESTAURANTS HOUSTON (AIC 713) CHARLIE'S COFFEE SHOP 1100 Westheomer - 522-3332 JAVA JAVA CAFE 911 West 11th St - 880-5282 NIKO NIKO'S 2520 Montrose - 528-1308 PENTHOUSE CLUB 3400 Montrose, 10th Floor - 522· 0745 ---- Please report errors and corrections to the HOUSTON VOICE - (713) 529-8490 (tssue749) death. he was fortunate to travel throughout Tex as and by hos former lover. Johnny Peden Bobby was a person of profound Chnstian faith and a member of Benng Methodist Church "I am the resurrectoon and the hie he that be· lieveth in me. though he were dead. yet shalt he hve • Heaven has another angel JAMES STUART GEITINGS Bom December 28 1953 Doed February 27, 1995 'One Bnef Shining Moment In Time' Love You. Tyson and Karen Yet the tuneless 1n you tS aware of Me's time­lessness and knows that yesterday ,. but to­day ·s memory and tomorrow td todays dream and that whteh sings and contemplates in you IS stoH dweUong wrth 1n the bounds of that moment whteh scattered you and the stars into space Kahhl G1bran ISSUE 749 March 3. 1995 Pubhshed Fridays Estat:mhed 1974 as the Houston Mont.rose Star. r~ 1980 n the Houston Montrose VOllCI': changed name to The New VOK"A in 1991 lflCOfJJOOIUng the New Oi1oan& Cresent City Star. re-Htablished Oec:ember 1 1993 as the Houston VOICe 811 Westhe1mer, Suite 105 Houston. Texas 77006 (713) 529-8490 (800) 729-8490 Fax (713) 529-9531 Contents copynghl 1995 Office Hours 9am-5 30pm weekdays Tad Nelsonlpubll~ Jack Leonard/general men1g•r Matthew Pennington/p<odudlon manager EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Shen Cohen Darbonne/edo10< Tad Nelson/entertainment editor STAFF WRITERS Vada Carroll, Bob Ainsworth. Jon Hamson. Javier Tamez CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Andrew Edmonson, Leonard Eart Johnson, Richard Mohr, John Reed CARTOONISTS David Brady, Leanne Franson, Robert Kirby, Cat Meyer. Scotty T PHOTOGRAPHERS Steven David. Bob Thomas ADVERTISING SALES DEPARTMENT Carolyn A Larson, Tad Nelson, Sid Stephens, Galveston/Carolyn A Larson CLASSIFIEDS & PERSONALS Mike Pnnce Montrose Clinic, UH Optometry D.e .p artment o.f fer free or low cos.t v1s1on screening program screening program for people with HIV The Montrose Cl!n1c, working with lhe Universi1y of Houston, is now provid­ing free or low cost vision screening for HIV positive 1nd iv1duah. Through a generous grant from Monte Frost, the clinic was able to purchase equipment for two vision screening offices, officials reported . In a coopera­tive arrangement with the Un iversity of Houston Optometry Department. fourth year Optometry students can choose to complete their student intern­ship at the clinic. "We were extreme ly excited when the opportunity presented itself to add the clinic as a sile to rotalc our Optome1ry interns. Now our students can fulfill graduation requirements and serve the HIV affected community. This is very important since eye care Is so 1mpor1ant to 1hose infected and hands-on experi­ence is the best education for learning how 10 treat HIV positive persons," said U of H Director of Optometry Ser vice Dr. Segu . The c linic has been offe ring bas ic optometry services since Jan 19. "When you are HIV pos111ve you have to make many decisions about your health. Routine eye exams can be a cost that, for many, they cannot afford and 1ha1 1s why we established this service, .. said Chris Jimmerson . vice p res 1denc of clinic operations. Regular vision screening can detect and initiate rreatme~t for llfe threa te nin g eye infecu ons such as Cytomegalovirus (CMV) ret1n11is in immune s up p ressed individuals. However, pe rsons with HIV do not always have a low-cost alterna tive for quallty eye care. Montrose Clinic, seeing an unfulfilled need , has res po nde d , J imme rson s11 d . T he c ll n1c o ffers in1t 1al eye exam, refe rral to o phthalmologist 1f d isease is suspected, a prescription for corrective le nses 1f needed, limited frame and lens selection through University o f Ho uston Ophthalmology School and follow-up exams In the fu ture, diagnosis and t reatment of eye disease will be available, but at the moment o nly eye screening 1s available . Screening, lenses and frames are offered free to HIV pos1t1ve persons wich a Harris County Gold Ca rd (or other documencation of financial need), or a S25 donation 1s reques1ed for the exam and prescr1p11on (frames and lenses availa· hie 1hrou1h U of H but a1 reduced fee) for pa11en1s without Gold Card . This new serv ­ice "offered every Monday and Th ursday I :00 to 5:00 p m Pauents are asked to schedule an appointment by calling the Clln1r 11 (713) 520-2000 "Why do lovers get better looking and richer after they dump us?" 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Home Accessories, Travel and Entertainment, Fashion, Memorabilia, Professional Services and Hore RAH LE GRAND PRIZE: Round Trip Airfare for Two to Any Destination in the 48 States SECOND PRIZE: New Orleans Getaway Round Trip Airfare and Two Nights Hotel lodging for Two TIHRD PRIZE: Two Nights Galveston Hotel lodging for Two TICKETS: $2..00 RAFFU DRAWING - SUNDAY, MARCH f 2 NEED NOT 8£ PR£5£NT TO WIN SATURDAY, MARCH 4 Silent Auction Opens 9:00pm SUNDAY, MARCH 5 The Imperial Court Salutes Broadway and Bering Showtime - f O:OOpm SUNDAY, MARCH S - THURSDAY, MARCH 9 Silent Auction Bidding Begins - 7:00pm Nightly FRIDAY, MARCH fO Silent Auction Bidding and Complimentary Buffet - 6:00pm Silent Auction Closes - i 2:00 Midnight SUNDAY, MARCH f2 la Soiree Grande Featuring Raffle Drawings and Entertainment by the Texas Zydeco Band S:OOpm - i O:OOpm 6 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 3, 1995 Budget ax looms over critical A IDS programs (C rnt nued from Page I) The current-year cuts were pan of an effort by GOP lawmakers lo mm S 17 5 ~:II ~n from this year s budget atloca· l10'1S The announcement of the AIDS moves came e>en as the U S. Department of Health and Human Services and Con­gress members from the Ryan While cu· 1cs wc!'e preparing to announce cur· rent year grants-and ironically, as the first hearrngCj for reauthorizatwn of the fl\e year-old CARE Act were get 1 ng underway In a statement announcing a S4.5 mil· hon grant for Harris County author· ozed under Ryan Wh .:, Lee said drastic cuts on AIDS funding w~uld hurt the Houston area badly And, though there is a vcr) mcan-spuued move mcnt by some opponents in 1he House to slash funding for various AIDS pro· grams, I am prepared 10 light their elf<>r!S" she Slated "AIDS" an epi· <lem1c ll 'an affect an) one rich or poor blac~ or while, gay or '1raigh1 The federal government cannot abdicate 11~ ltfe preserving re~pon ­sob1l11y !~at 11 acknowledged when the Ryan While Act w.- pa"ed on 1990." Connn1e ~erhley ol the Harris County Health Department', HIV Service~ D1v1!l1on. cont1rmed 1hat BASC~ 1232 WEmEIER (713) 522-1626 CffN SAT. 1) 9 -6 The PLfifiT HOOSE Specials This Week Long Stem Roses Cut Down Tulips 6" Geraniun /Ill Clay Pots S19.99 S1.99 $4.99 each 30%off Floral arangements for all occasions FTD Wire Service and local delivery Fresh Cut Flowers Topiary Animals Terra Cotta Pottery Tropical Plants Bedding Plants Hanging Baskets Vases, Cards, Gift Ideas & more 112 Westhvlmvr (near Montrose Boulevard) (713) 529-6050 the proposed cu!S could threaten s 'TIC current year funds under Ryan While. However. she sauJ she did not know spe­ctlocally IS or how llouS!on s per· ceniage would be affected. 'We ' re deeply concerned," said Merhley , who said local administrators at first believed the 1995 funds were safe The eflm1na11on of HOPWA Mcrh · ley .... aid. ""will he deva..,tating"' for local organ11acion' involved in AIDS hou .... ing . Tom Combs, who oversees AIDS hou\· mg programs tor the cuy of Houston Department of Planing and Commu n11y Development said llOPWA ha> been the key >Ource of funding for pro· grams providing both housing assist ance and renlffrnancrnl assutancc m the Hou,1on area .. It's my under Handing that we arc ~ecure through I 995," Comb> '"d however. he noted, he 1s now working on pulling together a plan Ill deal w11h the lokell · hood that HOPWA will ulllmately be rolled onto a block grant w11h other hou,. ong programs. "Our challenge woll be 10 develop a plan 10 make sure that the AIDS need rs addressed," he said . " When the fund' come 10 the c11y (as a block grant), we're lumped together with everyone else ... and everyone will also be vy 1ng for a smaller piece of the pie." Fem 2 Fem to perform at free 'Pride Fest' concert / Quick Notes The Pride Comm1ttt:e ol Houston 1s e:c:c:11edly f1nal111ng arrangements. for the climax even!S of "' 1995 llou>­ton Ga) and Lesbian Prrde Weok mem· bcrs rcporled this wed .. Among the most recent announcemencs dance music dP1as "Fem 2 Fem .. w1:1 headline a tree conccrl at Pride I· est •95. a fcsu val to be held on Mon1rose 1mmed1 ately lollowrng the Pride Parade The 1995 Houston Ga) and I esbran Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, June 25 1995. The parade "'II begin at 2·00 pm. and will tra.el down Westhe 1mer Following the parade, the Pride Commlltec wilt he hoit1ng .. Pride Fe" ·95" Tim event will be open 10 the public At this 11me. the recording art ists "Fem 2 Fem·· are confirmed per form at the free concert, and another well known artist is expected to sign a contract to perform in the next few days, according 10 PCOll Pride Commlltt!C ot llou\ron 1s a non· profit 50 I (c)(3) organllatron whose purpose is to coordinate and promote events which celebrate 1he diver· s11y, unit and history of the lcsh1anl gay communll) It m1ss1on state· ment .. We do not d1scrun1na1e tln the basis of color, gender or aender 1den 11l1ca11on the physically chal· lenged or d1fteren1ly ahled or on the ba~is of age. We are here to commcmo· rate, educate and celebrate our pride and to create a path toward\ a postt1vc future for all humanity not ltl ex.elude any segments of who we arc a'il a peo· pie " Your Business Card Could Go Here $25.00 Weekly Copy Ready Only Please Opportunities Exist Liv mg v. ith HIV j.., a \:hallcngc. 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Outgoing energetic, people onented wanted Java Java Cafe (713) 880-5282 . 1 01-hngual person to live on sight for small Montrose Complex Part-time duties, free apartment. Call Terry (713) 528·5218 The Club Houston 1s now accepting appl1cahons Apply 1~ person Monday-Thursday 1000 am - Noon 2205 fannm WORK WANTED RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE REFERENCES Full or part-time work. odd iobs Ray -Pager (713) 603 7586 lntenor/Extenor Painting' Residential. Commercial, Pressure Wash. Siding Bnck. Onveways (713) 452-2311 ROOMMATES GWM seeks same to share 312 bath Monh .. ..., apartment $450 a month al b1 s paid (713) 528-0012 SOUTHWEST Convenient to Gallena - male seeks roommate to share 31212 house. $250 plus 112 utmties (713) 728-1354 Call after 5 00 pm FOR RENT MONTROSE EFFICIENCY BUNGALOW Good location, $340 per month. $150 deposit All bills paid References No pets 171 3) 524-6569 ANNOUNCEMENTS The Deb 400pm -800~ N" >a S March 12 from -- • "' M(..;, 31r1s for the presenting of the top 10 R1~ s 8 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 3, 1995 SOCIETY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS · Prese11ts EXXON CURTAIN]'ALK by Composer Aaron Jay Kernis 7:30 p.m. BBC PHILHARMONIC Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Conducting Sunday, March 26, 1995 Tilt Hl\tPHIO'"i tot ")\Tlf" 8:00 p.m. Jones Hall ISAAC STERN, Violin YEFIM BRONFMAN, Piano Tuesday, April 4, 1995 8:00 p.m. Jones Hall ~ Continental ~ CALL 227-AR~~ . -· ··~·~~~ GlAAJJ MEDIA WATCH r Wrong Abo~1t The Right The Dennis Prager Show 1• yet another entry in the cramped ltnc · up of T\' talk shows . Prager pre~ent<i h1m~elt as an intellectual .. thinking per 'lion 'i ' host Hrs talk ~how scl<lom fea wrcs any gue'itS, hut centers on Prager preachong to a small audience II s style is akin to Rush Limbaugh, th ugh Prager 1s not nearh as conservative (or lunatic) Stoll he ' s not all that good e11he<. On hos l·eb. l 1 shm•, earned by the I OX nel\\ o rl , Prager tt1 ... l a loot at 1hc so~ called " Christian Right,'' Cla1mmg that 1he Christian R1gh1 suffered from an unfair image Prager wcn1 on h.t defend cena111 right · w1ng ob1ec11ves l~\lerynne .s allowed to parl Cl• pale in American pol1t1cs except the Chro>ll•n Right Prager claimed "GO)' blacks, ll1>pan1cs you name the group. thJt's great, bu1 not the Chmuan Right Why all this fear about 1he Christian Rtght' Worst of all, Prager went on 10 Jdend the Christian R1gh1 l s ant1•g3) 111111a­"'" efforts Parroting right "tng pro paganda, Prager claimed that the Christian Rtght •s NOT against civil rights for lesbians and gays. but "spe· coal roghts Smee when 1s the roght to work . rcnl a house or s1mrly live with out rear some1h1ns ··special! .. Prager suggests 1ha1 the ChroSllan Righi 1s only interested in equaluy for all lie bd1eves that 1hc Chnst1an Right actually opposes .active J1~cr1n11na· tH.n against le tnan and gay people Yet 11 lesbian< and gays alread} enJO) all the rights ot otht:r c1111ens then why are ' sotlom~ • laws "1111 on Che tinnk!f. in l ver h;ill 1he 'iates 111 the cuun try? And wh) drc caring and lo\ 111g les hian mothers Sii . i losing custody o( the.r 1.h1ldren • Of course !10 rie fr.Jm the Chrtst1an R1gh1 has ever "orked 10 <ne11urn soJvmy laws, ensure the raghts ot le:s~aJn parents. rr d any thing that "ou'd correct the homo phobrc 1ne4u111cs Prager informed his audience that the Chrtst1an Right has been unla1rl) demon1zed. To portra) the Chrast1an R1gh1 as VICIOUS or lotal11ar.an IS , in Pragcr's "-Ords, wrong." · dts· custmg," and .. An11 American Clearl} , Prager-who portrays him i,;elf 3'\ a " llheral thinkcr"'-has never done his homework on tht: Chr1st1an Right and he completely ignores the dcsuuctive effects of their relentless homophobia Perhaps he might con· SHlcr a novel approach to his show. and ac1ually think before he talks . Send feedback to Dennis Prager. "The Dennis Prager Show." p O Bo• 480209 Lo< Angeles CA 90048. tel ( 213) 852·4B2: Chase Carey, Pres•· dent FOX Broadcas11ng PO Box 900, Beverly Ills. CA 90211 tel 310· 177 2211 Out Of Order The Feb IS broadcast of La" & Order engaged in an unchara ... ter1s11c auault on lcsh1an mothers In the ept s de , police de1ec11ves BnSL:o and Logan (porirayed hy actors Jerr) Orb· ach and Chris Noth, mterv1e" a lesh1Jn ~ouplc. one of whom 15 pregnJnl Af1er le.ivrng 1he couple's ap.u1ment . I ogan remarls 10 hu partner "Brother. and I thought I had 11 bad being brought up by two alcoholic' " Hts partner s nidely repl1c' : " I won­der whrch mommy's going to tt~ach him how to smoke and drink'' " This le .. b1an ba!o>hing continues a~ Logan -ays · Wdl. 11s the nine lies .everyone's allowed to he gross and dosguS11ng, not JU>I ~ou. Well, all I know IS that I had one mo'l'my and she did enough l>all·brcaking for one hie 11me Of course , 1elcv1s1 n programs should poriray homoph h1a, n's a per \ias~vc soc..1al disease that demands the nat1011's 1ue,t1on However. m 1hu case 1he ponrayal ts simply gra1u1 tous . The police officers hateful comments are never challenged No other references hl lesh1ans and gay' oc.cur anywhere el5e 111 the episode Thi~ sort of fictional dialogue '' 111dc· fen-.1ble a1 a lime when the children nt real life lesbians are heing torn from their home' by homophobic courh The NBC telev1swn nc1work recently adopted a policy against defaming any minoruy group in its programming, 1nclud1ng lesh1an s and gays Given the recent 0 1 aw & Order · episode perhaps 1he network need' 10 reaffirm that commument Contact \\'arren Ltttlet1elJ, Vice President of Fntt!rta1nmen1 . c/o NBC Viewer Services. 30 Rocleleller PlaLa New York , NY 10112. tel. (212) 664·3370 or tel. (818) 840· 4444 . An Indecent Act In what promlscs 10 he one ~I m.1ny cfforls to cen:-i.or 1hc new 11 informa t1on 'uperh1ghway," the LIS .Senate 1~ current!~ <:ons1Jcr1ny: the ••('om munrcauons Decency Act of 1995 "' Is 114) In elfect. the a<I would han sex ual 1nforma11on on lhe Internet anJ 01he r onlrne nel~orls If p.nscJ, 1h1s act "uuld require onlmc serv1ct:'S to rurge ' indcc.:nt " male rul from puhlto bulletin ho ard s and d1scus,oon groups (and of cDurse, ou lawmakers rouuncly 1111erpre1 any· thing le .. b1an or gay·rclatcd as " rnde· cent") Add111onally , the aCI "ould proh1htt commun1cat1ons with ''' ual content through private e · mall be1ween consenting at.lulu malrng 1he information o:;uperh1ghv.ay the most c.:nsored of the commun1ca turns media . 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Three Tall Women," playwright Fdwarc.J Albee s1a1cs that hc wan1r-d 10 write a play about 1he death of his long estranged <1doplive morher because he was ''1ouchcd by the sur\li \'Or, the figure clingmg to l~c wreckage only putly of her own making. refusing 10 ,go under ll1s poi~n.1.n1 and dcepl)' personal OICt:ount t'f 1h11 woman and lhe stock c;hc takes of her own life 1s a masterful piece of work that richly deserves us Pulitzer Prize honor and the Alley honchos. who pulled oft something of a 1hea1r1u1il coup to bringing the play to Hou\lOll lo r its first production outside of New York or London, should be similarly laut.lccJ Par1 of 1he play'a 5trength comes from Albee':; brillian1 struc1ure In the first act. three wo~en, labeled only as A (Nan Mar11n), B (Kai~leen Buller) and C (Tracy Sallow)) <.eem <;aught in a point· lcH and cons1an1ly changing convcr n11on A is a querulou<.. 92 year old dowager "'aging unceas1ni war ilgainst the t1fflic11ons of old age-c;en1l ity , incon11ncncc and phy'iiological decay B 1s a 52-year old companion , nurse and secrenry with a compla cent, care worn presence. C 1s 26, intel ligent, amh111ous and an auorney with a law firm handling A's affairs Beyond the obvious personality traits of the characters on stage. noth mg 1s learned The d ia log ue 1s an endless repe1 1t ion of A·s cantankerous com plaints. C's impatient and cynical responses. and B's soothing assur­ances to the former and gent le admon1 llons to the latter The plot, as 1s typical of so many of Albee's works, is aimless and rudderless Then, quue suddenly, though not altogether uncxpec1edly A suffen a uroke, Ind Ac1 I ends cot and begin\ a wistful recollcclion of times past, Joined with reflective repose by B, while C waxes both curiou•ly and anxiously The memories become darker and the figures of lhe one woman·s lifr begin ro clash a de .. elopmen1 set furlher m mo11on b) the arr val of 1he hoy The boy ts a young man, he never speaks He 1us1 s1u a1 the bedside ma s.1eni d1~ 4 play of devouon, •11.I 11 i..s here that Albee has thrust himself orito 1he uage 8 1s fur ous o .. er his prese"'lce. a• one point 1creammg olt him lo leave Though A as~s lor 1olerance and forg1 .. encss and C 1s utterly cap11va1ed hy the son she docs 001 yet kno\I., B rcma ns unmoved .. flt dot'in'1 love me" she spews .. mak· ing reference to the boys (and Albee's horno,e\uallly) ""•th whom the son would rather 'PCnd his 11me Bur B's intransigence l!t shown later 10 be partly because the son tell\ her, as he is being thrown ou1 ot che house, that he was wil­ness 10 one or her H'ua 1nd1scre1iont; (Albee himself was rhrow11 out of hts home when he was 18) .. And so 11 goes · is a lme repealed in lhe play And it could dcscr1he 1hc general d1rcc11on of 1he pliii)' m the 1 .. 11 h•lf of the 'ccond ltl Alhec \\ inds thingc; do\l..n, b) rc1nforc1ng 1hc differing perspec­tives from d1tfcren1 vantage points of the same life 11 s a reassuring and hope­ful resolution The performances arc outstanding from all the players Nan Martin " near­pcrfect as A She 1mprcssncly cap tures 1hc sardonil: and hitter qual11ies of her character in the first act. Mar 1in's portrayal of spiteful carping and unceasing demands contrasts won­drously wuh the \age demeanor and even lcmpc rarnent she exhibit\ in the sec ond act Kathleen Butler gi ... cs a stellar turn as B She delivers a heart-aching gentil­ity in the flr\t act that gives way to an unbridled fury, a .self c;uuaining righ1cou~ncs' and tt touching scnsi (IV fly fracy Sallo1,1, s ghes a flawless rend1 t10n of an impeccable yuppie with a screaming 1mpallence made platn in a don't · ha"c 11mc for-this at1irude 1.ater she demonslra1es frightened hewlldermen1 healed rage, hys1er1 1.:a l denial, conilor11ng dreams and she doc:s so conv 1ncingl>· When Ac1 II opcnc;, A's incn body lies on the bed, iln oxygen ma\k in place, while B and C !Hand v1g1I. di~cussing death and the absence or a living will Surpri\ ingly A enters the scene, strn.l1ng confi dcntly, appearing rc<plcnden1 She look\ dircc1fy al her l1kcncs- on the hed before her, and with one simple Slate men1 re\lcals 1hc stunning transforma lion 1ha1 has 1akcn place on siage "We're 1ust :.as we were•• !'he meaning is unmista~able While A has hecorne a v1bran1 man1tes1allon ot herself at the same age. B and (' ha\IC become A al earlier stages ot her l1fe 1 (ll's an ah~olutely hcauuful mo\'C on Albee • pa<!) Direc.:tor l.awrcnce Sachro"' dis plitys keen ins1gh1 into Alhee \\Ii.Ork He evokes a lars;e ranee ol emnuons f"rom his t cas1 and 11agcs 1hcrn "'11h shaucring, c:'4.plo,1n· elfec.:t \ eness A 1s now c.:omplclely ratmnal and coher Three Tall Women'" u a drama11c tour de force anti reaffirms Albcc·5 standing as one ol the g1anh or Amen can thea1u HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 3, 1995 9 10 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 3, 1995 Presented By 11'. TRODUCTIO'\S, LTD. Houston's Best Gay & Lesbian Introduction Service C'all Today To Reserve Your Scat 713-520-6283 The Di0hl Way To Mee-I f... 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'evcral rcc1p1cn1s 1a1 ed to see the humor ot their O\\ n slOries as they were roa ... ted at the podium. as a re'ult, the campy award' "111 be hes1owed only to members of the dub this year In add1tio 1 10 his du11cs as lhe duh leader Pop Ir, has a•so sc rvcd a-. 1hc: awards sho" stage manager Our "'ilde-.1 hacks.rage moment o..:currcd when Wayland 1 lo"er. locked h1'TI self in lhe dres-.111g room with his mari onette Madam onl)' seco nds hcfore he­was due to pe1to1m Some maJcH L·hanE!c 111 1l11s )l'a1 ·~ prll gram include the he\lowal of three prt:s­t1g 1ous awards for outsranding con tributions to the gay community. The top honor. The Diana A" ard w1I be pre· sented to popu ar cn•ertarner J r \' ·\rwooJ lor a llfc111ne of ext..:ep11onal deJ1cat1on l"he 1)1and \"olun - 1eer1sm A"'ard w 111 go 10 Rich ·\ren­' cheldt for out'landing \\,ul thruugh the Montrose Pet Patrol. while the Ber­ing Foundatlllll will rcccne an av.an.J for outstanding service h) an organ 1.zauon Biii Jhlbc11 crealne d1rc.:hH of planning and produc11on reports hrisk uclet sales tor the cvenl and an11c­ipales an early sell nut ot the 500 'eat auditorium He 'hare' leade"h' per. the event chairperson and show dueccor. who co ·emc.:ecs the cxtr va gan1a \\Ith Joe Ru,,cll FxcueJ ahout the upheat rh~ thm of 1hc prcscnla· turn, Kcmper expound' 'The ,ho\\ is a cabaret style \enue with no curtain' or blackout' The 'tage wilt never he cmpty a' we conq..rent1y bounce energy lo 1he audience It JS a complete evening a•ter "'h1ch the patrons \\I I ha\ c lhc oppor1un11y to dance and part) "1th the ca't To furthcr enhance the evening. ere· at1\·e JIZZ choreograph) for the pr ... Juctoon number> as pro• oded b) Dor ell ~1ar11n of 1he accl.armed Ocha Stew arl Dance C !:lpany along \\ "h Randy Boatwnghr and Joel Quinones David Gandy ' in charge;: ol the bcauutul cos iumcs "h1ch are des gned and se" n b) volunteer' from the;: Diana member 'hop Perhar' Ke-mpcr summarized 1he Drnna s amti111ou' g als tor the night w.1h 1hc tollav. ing Jeclarauon ··we want th1o;, to he a knrn.J ... Jov-n Hou'.\· rnn happening 1ha1 people "111 go awa} amazed that thh kind ot talent C.\1'1' 111 th~ ut~ and "'e \\e'l't" able 10 harne~s 111 The 4~nd Annual Diana Av.ards .Sho\\, Glamour 1' Ever} 1hang .. featur · ong l) P'onla, w 111 he pre,emed al The Hou,ton Club R 11 Rus l on downto" n Hou>tc~ on Saturday, \t.rch l51h Prices tor the tundra1~er var) accord mg to sealing and rnclude hutlel d1"1 ger 1he .. ho" a":ld da'1c1ng Coclr.a1ls and ulen1 auction b.:g.n al 6 (J r m "'1th rhc -.how opening at 7·3(.1 p m Om~ ner butte I and dan1. mg \\ 111 commence at 9:30 p.m For tu: leis or 1nforma tion. telephone the Diana hrnnda· 713 63'l-l000 or Bill Green at ti Potluck dinner & stimulating discussion Ray Hill on "Personal Safety in a World of Gay Bashing & Official Oppression" 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 2nd 1509 Fairview Park on Hyde Park cul de sac; enter rear door ~09 Fairview Street • (Montrose) • Houston, Tx 77006 Matting Address: P.O. Box 66669 • Houston, Tx 77266-6669 (713) 522-8182 14 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 3, 1995 Bill would transfer money from gay organization to day care Panel kills attempt to overturn Arkansas sodomy law By ROCHELLE OLSO:\ FOR THE HOUSTON VOICE CHARLESTON W.Va, Friday, Feb . 24 {AP)-A member of a gay, lesbian and b1se.ual group at West Virginia University said homophobia is behind a bill aimed at eliminating the group's funding and office space. "You cannot claim yourself to be non-homophobic when you wtll do anything in your power to throw a gay organization off campus. but at the same tame keep organllations in their offices based solely on their race. gen­der or rclig10n : · Erick Rexrode. a board member of Bisexual, Gay and Lcsh1an Mountaineers, said Thun day Delegates Eric Blass. R Monong alia, Greg Mamo, R·Oh10, and Arnold Ryan, D Summers, mtroduced a bill 1hat would cut o!f space and money for the group and give It to a day care Blass said the un1vcrs1ty needs ~pace for sludcnt day care. "It could have a good chance becau•e a vote against n would be a pro gay vote and I don•t think many delegates want to go on the record as pro-gay," Blass s11d. But Rexrode said the group's office space 1s only 8-by 12 feel. The whole downtown campus is unfit for a day­care center because there is no out­door area for children 10 play Rex­rode said . '"If Delegate Blau thinks he 1s going to gel lhlS htll pas.ed withoul a flghl, he is wrong;· Rexrode ~aid . Blass said the gay group receives up Ill SS 000 1n taxpayer funds )early "I JUSI don'! chink, 10 be quile hones!, 1hc homosc:tual and lesbian commu· nuy should be funded by rhe Slate whether ,1 s a penn) or a million dol ­lars," ~larun sa1J. Rexrode said the group is financed by membership dues and prinl< dona tion' not taxpayer money. The group paid for HS own computer and pays its own phone bills he .aid The lawmakers are stepping over their bounds by trying to tell the uni· verslly what to do, Rexrode said Morgantown is a comfortable place for gay, bi<exual and lesbian people because of non·discrimina­tion laws at Che univenity and in the cny 1ha1 prorect them, Rexrode said. Delegace Brian Gallagher, D-Mon­ongaha said he received no requests for such a mea~ure and doubts there is room at 1he union for a day care center "I don t think a vole for that i< pro-gay or ant1 · gay," he said . Delegaie Barbara hvans Fle1scha· uer. D \lonongalla . said the bill was .. r11.l1culous • She received no call~ from const11uents requesting che measure and does not support it, she said. "I 1h10k 11 's a puhllcny '1on1,'' she said The bill was sen! to !he House Educa-tion Commlllee Chairperson Roman Prezioso, D·Marion, said he had not read 1he bill and had nor decided wherher to put it on the agenda. PrellOSO noted rhe bill also would need In be sent to the Finance Commit- 1ee Marlin, s.aill he reprc5ents conscr· vat1ve consutuents, many of whom believe rhe gay lifestyle " deviant, and that everybody ~hould he t reated equally under the law ""They have what we might call tradi­tion a I family value" and over­whelmingly are not happy thal fund­mg 1s being used 10 supplement and pay for homosexual and lesbian pro­jects" Marlin saul Ryan agreed 1l was an mappropriate use of la.payer money It's a problem !here . They could use da) care services" he said Montrose Soft By JAMES JEH'ERSO"i FOR THE HOUSTON VOICE LITTLE ROCK, Friday, Feb . 24 {AP)-For 1he rhird rime in six years. a Senate committee killed legisla­tion Friday 1ha1 would make privaie, consentual homosexual acts legal in Arkansas The stale sodomy law makes sexual acts bttween people of the ~ame sex a misdemeanor, along wuh sex with an animal. Sen . Vic Snyder, D· Little Rock has sponsored legislation to remove private homosexual acts from the law 1n three consecutive regular sessions . lie said Friday that hcterosexu ­ah an Arkansas can privately engage tn any kind of consentual sex they choose without state interfer· ence "Bui 11 you are gay or leshian, rhe s1a1e has a right 10 go in your home and arrest you," Snyder said . "We're JUst one aggressive. muguided prosecutor away from having an ugly incident in 1h1s scare ." Former Sen John Pagan, a con'\.l1· tutional lawyer, said the issue was not whelher the Legislaiure approves of homosexual11y, but whether lawmakers believe in the righis of privacy and equal protec­tion Some siates have repealed similar sodomy laws and 1he courts have invalidated them in other ~talc~. he said "There's nothing at all radical about this bill . This bill" very much 10 the main~tream of current Amen· can legal thought ,'' Pagan said. About a dozen spectators in the Senate Jull1c1ary Comm1ctee mee11ng wore lapel s11ckers sup por110g Snyder's bill, 1nclud1ng 1he Rev. Bryan G Fulwider of 1he ln1erfai1h Council, a group of 14 NOW RE CAL I TING 67-3913 Season Begins 4/2/95 I fairhs. represe. ntrng aboul 4. 50,000 Arkansans A United Me1hodi>1 m1n1sier, Fulwider said his denomination has struggled wilh the issue of homo sexualny for many years "Many of us believe and undersrand it as one of the ways God create~ God's human beings.'' he said. "We don't believe the state has any business leg1slacing or dictating what consenting adults do in the privacy of their own home~." Shirley Herndon of Little Rock described her daughter whom she did not name, a~ an upstanding c1t1· zen of the state and good person who for a decade has been mvolved in a les bian relationship. Ms Herndon crit1c1zed the sod· omy law as an unconstitulH>nal infringement on her daughter's right to live her life as she saw fit Bui opponenls of 1he measure no1ed the 81h U S Circu11 Coon of Appeals' affirmauon of rhe law 10 1983. "'Our law is conU1lulional and, basically, we ought Ill jusl leave well enough atone." said Jerry Cox, director of Arkansa. Family Coun­cil. a conservative group that focuses on family issues Larry Page of the Christian Civic Acrion Comm111ee said the law was an importanr public policy siatemenl .. that ">ltme behavior is not appro­priare, regardless of how poli11· cally incorrect that view would be." The committee vored the bill down on a voice vote . The only member ocher than Snyder 10 voice support for it wa. Sen Mike Everett, D· Marked Tree. Two years ago, Evereu revealed in emotional tesllmony he had accepted hts son after learning he was a homosexual The Lovett Inn Call for weekly specials Jacuzzi S11111 • Co11! 111r11t.tl Bn·.t~fasl Pool• I lul T h · ( c ,~or 'I'\ · Phon~ \\ 11l~111i; l>1st.111cr lo ( hhs •111' I· xcellrnt Hcst.111r mis ( cn!ral 1.ocation end Ci SC to Jhl' (;alleria •n•I \1crl" .11 < :rnler (713) 522-5224 :J4:JI L u:u Bhd • lloutton. rx T't•i6 J(.J0/7'9-5224 Ou1"1 I"" II 100 713/o!?IJ.1>100 I.\ X HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 3. 1995 15 '11..J.-. /(..., ~~ ' MG""''i>""'""' MR. 1' OY Box CONTEST Sat, March 4, 11 pm $125 First Prize Hosted by Michael Smotherl Special performance by Miss Toy Box: Paivi Lee Love! Surprize guests! $3 Cover Pick up registration fonns at bar. Thurs, Mar 2 _ 0pen Mike 8-? Hosted by Hillary Arwen Sign up at 7:30 Sun, Mar5 ______ Jimmy Dale, Bartender Dart Tournament 6:30 Open Pool Tables All Nile Tue & Wed ___ Country Cookin' Mini-Buffet Open Mon - Sat 11am-2am • Open Sun Noon-2am Daily "Toy Box" Specials • Video Games Galore 1419 Richmond * {713) 529-3367 10°/o OFF LEATHER EVERYTHING IN HOUSTON STORES B {except custom & piercing) Y Celebrating L.U.E. Y. Weekend B March 3rd, 4th & 5th 0 Leather By Boots welcomes MIKE MILLER back for a 3 day piercing clinic during L.U.E.Y. weekend PLAN YOUR PIERCING NOW!!! 0 t s 2424 Montrose • HOUSTON • 715 Fairview (Ripcord} (713) 526-2668 (713) 526-0444 When in Dallas - Visit LBB at 4038 Cedar Springs & Throckmorton Mining Company 16 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 3, 1995 Use for Special Parnes or Events, Sales Promotions, Gifts CUSTOM T-Shirts ONE or ONE HUNDRED Your image in FULL COLOR on Prcm1um·Wc1ght Fruit of the Loom 1001 Cotton White T-Shiru or Tank Tops 2-day turnaround We cao reproduce your logo, color photo or slide, or computer disk image $9.50 each INITIAL SET-UP CHARGE: $20 Photos o n Shirts (713) 529-2325 Gay & Lesbran Ca lholrcs & frrends Celebrating 20 Years - Houston's oldest lesbian/ gay/ bisexual religious organization {'_OlnL (l_.f,J,taU (j,.;.4 /j ('_o,,.,,,,,,,;J.l Mau Saturday 7:30 pm. Worship Service Sunday S:30 p.m. We offer the Sacrament of Rcconcil~hon upon request before or after Mass. 1307HYale m ~~-~~?2 i . -~ celebrated. . ' , •• rrodos b1ea~n1dolt : • ~~2!. ~!'~~~ ••• (713) 529-1414 .. ,,., P&AlllNC. • Alignment • Brakes • B" FAMILY MORTUARY Private Cremation $475 Complete a.. ... m ..... p."" Fan9 • Co111pl1l1 Funml • P11·Arrang1d Sorvlcu • la·Hoin1 S1rvlcu • Pr1-N11d l111rr1nc1 •All lumnco Pollci11 Honorod 522-9030 2603 Soutlunort • H00>ton • 7700! COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHURCH SI' [. Ult· al C · ur-th11. • HOU$t '"· Texu SerYices: Thurs • 7:30 P.M. MIDWEEK SERVICE • Spanish translation available for Sunday AM Servrce Pastor - Chris Chiles (713) 880-9235 ''A Church Built On Love" UPPER DECK A Guesthouse Get Your RescrYations 1 in Early for ! SPRING I BREAK Newly remodeled 15-rootn paradise in the heal't or beautiful Sout)l Padre lslanct - only .500 feet from the Gitlf of l\\nico. All rooms ha.Y'e A/C, cable TV, printe bath, and· tontinental breaktast is served daily. Heated swimming pool and Jacuzz.i. Available airports, Brownsville - Continental, Harlingen - Southwest, American We accept Visa/ MasterCard 120 E. Atol Street P.O. Box 2309 South Padre Island, Texas 78597 (210) 761-5953 FAX (210) 761-4288 WRITE OR CALL FOR BROCHURE KINGDOM COMMUNITY CHURCH Catch a ~limp e or the KJ..,.iom oC God Sunday School - 10 A..M. Sunday \o\-'orshlp ~ltt • 11 A.M. \o\-·ec:tnesday!.: A c·ourH In l\.11racles - 7o.l0 P .M . .......o.a J_"lloa•on11 •I. .Snowcr 7 l '\-862-753:\ 5LINDAY 10~ R~J~P~ ~Ylfi~ itl!l ti 11; l lmtiltu 'ttiq \0 ~I linhlha~1oim10a r:i 1 ~ Ur.'m{; m· h~ Ut. b ~Ii Holiday Inn West Loop 3131 W. Loop South (Oppo.site Transco Tower) PO. Box 667032 • Houston 77266 7032 528-6756 Forum on religion and homosexuality scheduled at UH Are gay people going to hell'! Or are they JUSt as accepted, in a closer anal­ysis or the tcaching1; of relag1on, a., any other people? The'e arc among the quesuons that will he d1scus~ed 3!1. GLOBAL. (the Gay, Lesbian. and Bisexual Alliance at the Un1vers1ty of Houston), 1n con1unction w11h the UH Student Program Board, spon· sors a forum on religion and homo· sexuallly The event will be held on March 15 at 12 00 to 1:00 p m. at the Satellite Holl on the UH campus. This very timely 1mporcan1 topic in our society will be discussed in a manner conducive to an exchange of ideas organizers said. A var iety of speakerc; will share their views ~ including Rev. Janet Parker of Maranatha Metropol11an Com­munity Church: Rev. Troy Plummer of Bering Methodist Church; Fr Paul Gallagher from the UH Catholoc Newman Center; Rabbi Stuart Fed-erow from the UH 1!11lel, and more to be announced. Revs Parker and Plum · mer are both openly gay clergy, and l'r. Gallagher and Rabbi Federow are part of the campu~ religious commu­nity The panelists will be asked IO share the views thao they represenr to relog· ion and homosexuality Audience qucs11ons will be encouraged "What we are hoping for here o< a sharing of onforma11on . and hope· fully more understanding." said Ruben Cantu, pres.dent of GLOBAL. "We don't want any knock down , drag out fights. We want to hear what people have to say and hopefully answer some quest ions," The Satelt. te Hill 1s located off of Entrance 16 near the corner of Elgin and Cullen . For more information, call Ruben Cantu, call Ruben Cantu at (7 13) 743-7539. ONE TEACHER IN TEN ed~ed by Kevil Jennings NE TEACHER Educators d89Cri>e fleir efforts to be openi'f gay and proud ·c.,,,...1111idW ti llt f!trn Ibo Mllloll.W." -In ~Y ONE TEACHER IN TEN IN - by KM! Jonrwlgl 19.9.5 ra ............ ·-'"""""""111.00~··- ... ""'"· PUBLICATIONS ton St., Boston, MA 02118 ASK THE PASTOR o~ Can all !'lnS be! forgiven'» What IS n:qu1rcd'' Arc there ;ill) sins that cannot he forgiven? Re\· Janet Purker A Jesus Chni;t 'ihcd lh blood so that our 51"'.S ina) he forg1\CO In lkbre"s 9 22 "e rc'3d. " \\ithout the shtddinR of blood, there is no forgiveness of 11ns." In I John I :9 Y.C read. " If "'e confess our ~ in . lie (Christ) is faithful and just and ~ill for4 li\le us our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteo~sne)s." We also r"'~d Hl P..alm 103.12. " As far as the east 1.s from the "'est. so far hu God remo"ed our transgressions from us." 1 his" a beautiful p3'-.agc for 1! tclls u< that not only docs (,od forgl\e. but God al'o forgets. t.od onl) require' us to repent (tum """) from the dorecllon "e are headed m and go the opposite "ay) and confess our sm (agree Y.llh God that u 1~ sin). and \1,e an! forgi"en Sms nrc: not rnted m the R1ble as one being more severe than another Sin 1s sm. We tend w ntnl-. our own sins. but God looks at the heart For example, one may vie"' murder ll.'i the mo't horrible ~m I he Bible addresses anger &!) severe tis murder. M} suggc~t 1on 1n dealing \1t-1th sm m each of our lives is to be opi!n to God's d1rect1on nnd deal­ings "1th sm. '"hethcr it 1s sc\cre or trivial m our c)cs. Sm separates us from C"lod and hm­ders our fclJ0\1,sh1p \\-1th one another I he only $111 that is mentioned m sc:npture that cannot he forg"en os gl\cn on Mal!hcw t 2 J t, 12 "And so 1 ttll you, every sin and bl.,phtmy will be forgiven all ptoplt, but th• blosphtm} against the Spirit will not be forg1>en. Anyone who speaks 1 "'ord againsl the Son of Humanity will be forgi\.en, but anyone "'ho speaks against the llol) Spirit ""''" not be forgiven, either in this •Rt or in tht_ age to come." llerc "c sec not a part1,ubr sm. hut an attitude beang addr~d Ciod's grace 1s sufli­cient to eel\ er e\Cr) sm 1 he one y,ho contmU\."S m consc1ou) and stuhtxun hatred agam~t God (auad.mg thi: \\Ork mg of the 1 lol::. _Spirit). may one da> find their St'UI m sui.:h a Mate that repentance 15 no longer poss1hh:. 1-auh m Chn:>t Jcsu'i \\.111 he so I.tr rcmO\'Cd that sah-D· tion \\Ill nC\Cr be a n:aht} 11 is ne\-cr our place to JUdF:e another ~rson's salvatmn It 1s not up 10 us to 58~ if an "unpardona~lc sm'" has tx-cn commitu:d I bc:h_c ... c tha~ 1h1i 1tlct\ u~ to God 10 kno\\ and understand \\hat I do kno" 15 that the enemy. Satan. \\.ould like to trus­traie Chn.shans contmuall) \\1th rcpellll\IC !lims. Jf a per;on finds 1t 1mposs1hlc .to overcome a stronghold m their life the) rna) thin~ that 11 1s unforti:i"eabh: because of the frequen9 \\1th which 11 is repc."3lcJ Jaus "as quid .. 10 tell us that y,.e must forg1 ... e our hrot_hcrs and s1Men SC\Cnl) times ~c\cn It that is so. then. even more so. God forg1\Cs us an mtm1tc numllcr of times IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE PAS­TOR A QUESTION, WRITE: REV. JANET PARKER, MARANATHA FELLOWSHIP MCC, P.O. BOX 667032, HOUSTON, TX. Deb-U-Not Ball The Mos' Camp America Foundation'> torsi maJOr fundra1sing even1 of the year, The 4th Annual Deb-U-Not Ball woll be held on Sunday. March 12 from 4 00 p.m tol 8:00 p.m al Rich's The ball , a M1>s Camp America pre view will feature the introduction ol ne"' foundation members tn variou~ chic drag , The lop Ntne and Moss Camp America 1995 .. f';a11mova .. and a bCY) of fine entertainer" including, Huus ion Coty l.omns , Clay Howell & Juliana Wallon Thoma- Rodriquez. Dyan Michaels, Pe1cr Houston and Caria Lee Love . The Deb-ti No1 Ball henefns the four ..,elected charit1e~ of the Foundation for 1995, The PWA Coal111on. The Houston Names Project The Colt 45 's Trouble l'und and The Bering Denial Clinic A $5 dona1ion IS suggested. casual drcs.., and special drink prices . Positive Choices Classes The Posotove Choices .. Wellness 1 Program IS a program supported by a con~nrt1um of local AIDS service agencies oftering free regular classe~ 10 discuss opuon~ for improv ­ing and maontatnong 1he health of HIV pos1t1.,.·e ind1v1duals. These classes provide vital informatoon 10 help avoid legal. f111anc1al and heallh cri· ses before s1tua11ons. aet serious Thi:-t week ahc program will feature a eta .. - 'llddressong "Happiness Through Wellness" on Wednesday. March 8, 1995 and on Thursday, March 9, a "Complementary / Alternative T1c•1mcnta .. w1ul..shof1-wll h a fl-'n<"I of experts on nutritional supple­m• nt>. herbs, exercise and more The worksnor art open to all interested parties and take place from 7 00 p.m - 9:00 p m. at the Mctrul'oti1an Mul11 Service Cen1cr 1475 West Gr~r- Group: The Public Offocoal Award, former Judge Eileen O'Neill, and The Medical Award. Houston Clinical Research Network Body Positive 'Angels' Benefits On Sa1urday, March 25 , a1 8 :00 p.m , 1he AIDS service organ11at1on Bod) Pos111ve will 'POn!\Or a ~pcc1al ben­efit performance of Ton)' Kushner·s 'Angel> on Ame roe a ' on the Alley The­atre ' s Neuhau~ Arena Stage A recep­uon with the cast and d1recwr of the pro­duction woll he held immediately fol­lowing the performance T1clc1s arc S50, and ma) he purchased hy calling (713) 524 2374 "ln Angels on America. Tony Kushner has created an astonishing work of art that exam111es what ll is lake rn live with AIDS Even !hough 11 1ackles 'uch a serious subject, the play somehow manages 10 he both very funny and pro­foundly moving. commented Body Positive Board Pre"dent Robert Berry " The Alley Theairc·s run of 'Angel> In America' 1> almost com­plc1ely sold out. and Body Pos1t1vc considers itself \'Cr)' fortunate 10 be 1 able to sponsor a special perform­ance 0 Angels In America·· traces the rela- 11onsh1ps of 1wo New York couples as they struggle to understand each 01her and thernsch;cs l.ou1~ Jronson 1s .a gay, Je'W1sh worl processor living in Manhattan wi1h hos lover Prior Wal­ter, who ha~ JUst been d1aa,noscd wirh AIDS Joe Put 1s an amb1t1ous lawyer I with a bright fu1ure on the Reaun •dm111u1r.a11on lie l 1nd:. ll increas· ongly doffocult to cope woth h os men- \ tally unstable wofc Harper. who is add1c1ed to sedato.es and spends her days cloistered away in 1he confines of 1hcir Brooklyn ap1rtmen1. ln10 thos 1-cmu playwrigh1 Kushner spri nkles a Lomoted space os sioll a.ailable for hoSI or ~-1o~cly characters Roy Cohn, lhe free 2-day Self Hypnosis cou<'e-- an angel. Mo•mon pioneers from 1he register to hypno1hcrap1st T.C . nineteenth century; the oldest l1v-l. cNormand, (713) 789-0713-and a ing member of Russia's communos1 (highly successful) 6-weck S1op Sm1I- party. and lhe ghost of Elhel Roscn-ing cla'' Por more information about berg these or olher programs for "Surviv "Angel> on America" 15 unique on sev- 1ng and Thriving with HIV AIDS.' eral respects . First, 1he play put two please contac1 Bart Loeser at AFH, subJecis 1hat had previously been (713) 623 6796 considered ''untouchable·· and AEL MacAdory Awards unprofotable-1he experience of gays and lesbians durinit the cnor mously conservative years of 1hc Rea gan 80's and the struggle of tndivodu­als loving with AIDS on a Broadway s tage and onto the center of "main- The AIDS Equity League woll prc scn1 the 1995 MacAdory Awards on Thurs­day, March 9, from 5,30 10 7:30 p.m. at Windfall, 1hc home of Doug W1llos and Hal Coo ley, 4727 West Alabama. The League's annual awards for HIV/AIDS service and advocacy arc named after 1hc late Michael MacAdory. a Houston 1an who was one of the first diagnosed cases of HIV and who became a wcll­known advocate for the rights of people wnh HIV/AIDS on 1hc 1980's. This year's awards and rcc1p1cn ts The MacAdory Award, Michael Pcran­tcau of D1vcr.cWor~s. The Media Award. Maxine Messinger; The Com· munoty Award, Brentwood Bapt1s1 Church, Rev. Joe Ra1loff, pastor : The Holly Patterson Volunteer Award (named after the late Holly Patterson>: Kathy Hubbard: The Robert Falletti Service Provider Award (named after the late Robert T·allet11). Michael Spr111ger, executive director of Houston Regwnal HIV/AIDS Resource s tream" Body Pos1t1ve will also sponsor a special bcnefi1 performance of the second part of" Angels In America," "Perestroika." on Saturday. Aprol IS , at 8:00 p.m . Tickets arc SSO. lnccr­csicd individuals may call Scott Clark a1 Body Posotovc at (713) 524-2374 to be put on a waurng list for 1ickets to this 1 performance. Founded on 1988 by six Houston1ans ~oncerned about 1hc AIDS crisis, Body os1ttve •\ m1~\10n •~ 10 encourage individuals 11 ruk of HIV infection to get tes1cd: and w help those infected w11h HIV to ac11vely manage 1heor lives and health from maximum qualny of lofe. h' ObJectovcs include providing emotoo_nal suppori. education, and social 1zat1on opporcun1ties to affected ondovoduals. "Weekend~ are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them." ~s~ HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 3, 1995 17 HOUSTON 2923 MAIN ST. (7'13) 522·0000 F"UL&&•Vl&A MC•AMEX WELCOME TO HOUSTON T US ENTERTAIN Y~ REGISTRATION FRIDAY BPM SUNDAY MARCH &Tt-t-===~·-~ COLT 45'8 YEA~ BUFFET 5PM and from 7PM LIVE ON STAGE SUSAN MASAR & THE FAMILY CONNECTION YEA! PARTY! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! ~...~ ~d'.-4-- Jl!i!b TRUSf~ Internal medical practice offering discreet confidential care to the community, including HIV/AIDS diagnostics & theraputics 18 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 3, 1995 This weekend: Houston clubs say Let Us Entertain You!!! Partrnpa111• In 1,.,e s.it. Stock.tng Ball Houston Soap, Part I 8) CAROLY111 LARSO:\ Past Events Houston Vout!Ho11s1on On Saturday, 2/25, the Venture-N opened its stage to raise money for the Names Project. A whopping total of $1161.50 was raised to help bring the quilt to Houston Congrats to alt involved! On Sunday, 2126, Mr. and Miss Gen­try, Thomas Rodriguez and Catia Lee Love hosted ··f lashback Follies" as a fundraiser for Soiree Aubergine benefiting the Bertng Care Center ~1cals Program A record $738 was raised from the annual event. Per­formers mcluded· Pa1v1 Lee Love. Chnstopher Graham, Black Velvcl, Vanessa Rae. Knf1 Emperor XI Jerry 'Aorin. Miss Galveston Veronica Devoe, Oscar Ramon. and man) oth­ers. fhe ll ouc;wn appearance ot Marco Rossi was a ''huie su ... ccss Mdrcn hiu really 'carncJ how to ''rlcasc·· .­crowJ' l ea\-e If t Hr:aven 10 con ~lantly hr1:ag u~ some of the hotlesl 1dul1 't'1Jeu surs rn 1he country' The Silk S1ock ~g Ball at !\.food) Ga · 1.kns 1h1c; piiiSI Sa1ur\!.Jy night was a sell :.H 1 Over 750 people auenJc:J, from a' tar a"'ay as ~·c-w Yod. and C ahforn1a I sa~ many faces from Uous10n . Th er~ are no figures m yel. hut I m sure 1ha1 a uti-sun11al amounl was raised for che­AIDS Coalttoon of Coa,tal Tex»' Friday, 313 Rego-iratoon for I. U E Y Weekend staru tonight at the Venture-N at 8 00 p.m The first of man} cocktail parties staris at 9 00 p m Put on those bell bottoms and get really tor the ''Disco Ball Pany " at R1ch·s 1on1gh1' Trash Disco will be in full swing ~!lh greal music, vu.leos. fun performances anJ of course. hun dreds of free mirror ball necklaces to he given awa~ "Thi~ 1s the firq in a screes ot groovy Disco par11es lined up says oa .... c Hemmer. Produc11on Manager of Rtch's So, keep your eyes open for whar's coming! So1ree Auber&•ne s .. La Soir Au Cabaret" IS tonight at the Pent· house There "'11 be many performer' for this ever so important fundra1fi.er. The Penthouse's lutchen 1s open tonight. Be sure 10 call for rescrva · J•lf and B•bba Jrmmv Dalt ar rh• To) Box tions and menu selection' The tables 20 fast 'cuz the ever changing menu 1s so -:cod Saturday, 314 The Mr Toy Box Conte't is tonight starting at II :00 p m. There are 4 cat­egories; GQ Wear Talent Personal Statement Wear. and lnten1ew My fav""'r1te category I' 1he Personal Statemcn1 'A'car. The rules state: ~There arc so many ways to be a man 1oday that our contestants will have a grear lime wtth this category Although basically anything goes. we must poant out that foll nudity 1s not allowed by law in the bar (oh dear!) .. The winner will receive S 125 1n cash plus other neat stuff If you would toke more information. call the Toy Box at 529-3367 Erica'< Showcase at the Lazy J tonight feature> the talents of· Misty Val­dez, Brandi Houston·M1ss Lazy J. and Tracie . The show starts at II 00 p m, but you might want to get there early as the good seats in the house go early! Tonight at Heaven, Munday, TJ, James and John present "Temple." Celebrate 1nd1v1dual 1ty. per­sonality, and the imagination with these fierce club kids. See any of these guys for an 1nv11a11on that reduces the adm1!is1on cost. Super Saturday·, at Ell's star the talents of Br11tany Paige! Her guests this wecl are An&cl. Heather La't'zon , and direct trom DPIC recurd'.'i, Tranae Chardon' The .. ho"' starh at ll 00 p m Ripcord' Hot Leather Men' Ripcord! Hot Music~ Ripcord' Stop by Gentry tonight or any other day/night to 'ee rhe uem' up for silent auction to benefit Soiree Auber­gine' The) have a ion of really cool uems and great artwork on d"play. This "lent auction run' through 3110 If you have an) questions , feel free to call Gentry at 520-1861 ! There 1s late rcg1s1rat1on for l. U.E. Y weekend at Mary'> this morn· ing starting at J0 .00 a .m The Satur­day atlernoon dinner theater opens al 3 00 p m This ~eel fealUres 01'.'i· ney s "The Loon Kong and some of John Waters ttcstlwors1, rncluding Scraal Mom ." The mcn·1es arc free, and a 12 ol T hone "uh all the trim· mongs IS onl) s~ .50. You can wash It all down "oth a 50C a cup ol draft beer! Mail BJ' Rocb' J"he annual ' Diamonds and Studs" party ts a1 Pac1f1c Street tonight' They will be enforcing the dres' code, so get out )Our leathers and head down to the part) place Pac1l1c Streeo Where real men still dance' Sunday, 315 Jimmy Dale 1s guest hartcndrng at 1he To\ Rn:-. l"iar t day all da .. long S10r m and say Ill' \loss BRB 9~ Regina Dane and Mr BRB 95 ·\rmand Posas are presenting That's lntertaonment a Mardi Gras lorn . The \how ~tarts at 7:30 pm. and -.tit benefit the Lady V1ctorta l.u't PWA Holiday Fund Easter Project! Scoot there early and enioy steak n1gh1 on the patio! The talent' of Hal and Jim at the Yea!Buffet• at the Venture N ~on t1nue The) start serving at 5:00 p m. And stick around, 'cuz Susan Masar and Somt of tht Four Stasons the Family Connection will take the stage at 7:00 p.m. This os a show not to be missed' Galveston will never be the same once those "Folltes Girls" do their num­bers here rn Hous1on tonight at the BriarPatch. Sing1ng ... danc1ng . as the "Follies" presents: "On Tour 10 Galveston " The lmpertal Court salutes Broad­way and Bering tonight at Gentry. Show lime is at 10:00 p.m . This sounds like a must sec show! "+Passion," an art show opens at the Dizinger Art Gallery today from 2 :00 p.m. until 6 00 pm. There os a $5 sug­gested donation at the door. ror more 1nformat1on please call 527 ·8490 Monday, 316 It IS While Hot Hump night at Pac1t1c Street Hear the sounds you want to hear as Adrian plays the hottcs1 and newc.st dance music in che country. Be sure to get a pass from one of your favorite bar· tenders to get 10 free! Thursday, 319 Every Thursday, t he Toy Box bar has open mike night Hostess Hillary Arwen takes the stage starting at 8 00 p .m. and keeps local fresh talents on the stage 1111 the audience stops cheer­ing If you are interested in perform­ing. be sure to get there around 7:30 p.m The People with AIDS Coalo11on IS having their 2nd Annual Rally D3) today from 9:00 a.m until I 00 p m. There will be a free notary ser't'1ce, documents completed by Auorneys .-------------- from South ea> t Tex a. Legal Clinic The form'\ avatlable will be . Direc t1ve to Phy11c1an's Durable Power of Attor ncy lt'r Health Care. Slat· utory Power of Attorney as well a ... any 1nforma­tu10 for w1ll'i. Plea'e make an appointment hy call-. ong 522-5428 . Half Price night at Cluh Houston! The Club llous ton "a great place to pump It up and make 11 firm 1 I fo•nd 1hut Jm'"' faas at EIJ'J Don 't lorget that Chances hH S2 Cuervo R ·, Monday night comedy night IS devel oping quite a follo-.ong. The htlari ous Britcom Ahsolutely fabu­lous" aor' at 7 30 p.m . and 10:30 pm and os followed by Lindsy Lo••" Arna· 1eur Strip contest. Monday nights at J R 's are absolutely fahutou' w1th all Abrnlut Martinis only S3 50 all n1~h1 long 1 Tuesday, 317 The long awa11ed " final> " of the 8· week talent search at EH'~ arc aon1ght! This is one on Hou~ton"s largc~t weelly talent ~earche\' Half Pnce night at Club H0 ouston' All lockers rooms and video rooms arc half price' Talk about an inexpen,.ve way co spend your evening! I sure "hh Mary 's would in; tall a ded· teated computer line a1 the bar so I could do this column from there! Soap and S2 Cuervo JUI! seem to go hand in hand'~ Wednesday. 318 f·ree P1ua on the patio of the Monuo ... e \.1intng Compan)' Be there around midnight to ta .. e ad..,antagc of lhl\ )Umm~ freebie' Don't torgct that domes11c longnccks an: on ly a hue._ on \\edne,days' The \\ednesda) night strip contest at Gentr) rc.lly pacls ohcm 111 1 D)>n \11chael' reallv ._now!(, h''"' to make those bunk) g~)S st rip down I<> rhe ""hare cssen11als 1 •• The co ntest starts at 10 30 '"get there cally to get a prime spo1' C'*ery day ! Chances •~ located next to Charlie s 1 Other Important Stuff The Movie Club will soon be adding more fun stuff 10 do! For more info. call 867-9454 A new Adult Bookstore has opened! Hempstead Bookstore IS located at 12310 Hemp,tead, one block west of Bingle_ The have a one time adm1ss1on fee that eliminates the use of coins or tokens . This approach leaves your hands free for well. whatever' They have a wide '\Clec11on of videos, mag­azines per!'tonal item' and oodles of other nea1 stuff. Mark your calendar' Brian Blad and his band are bad;. 11 the Brazo~ River Bottom on March 10th' Garruon IRunnrr Up) Rrtafl J:,.r, er (MC) Denn11 (wrnno) and Don (iii/ (.\IC/ o/ tht B"rr C/11h for .'>l•n Houston Soap, Part 2 Gel your inlilrumcnts out ot the closet' The Houston Pride Band has formed to provide musu;:al enteru1nmen1 for 1he Lesbian and Gay C"ommun11y. They are ac11vely \ed.rng musu:.1ans of all skill levels and 1ns1rumen1a11ons. Rehearsals are a1 Dig nuy llouslOn, 1307 Yale For more info. call Russell Wiiham\ at 524 0218 or E­mail llousTJ.Band@aol com Basic Brothers i~ packed wuh fun .. club clothes·· in fresh for the Spring season Stop 1n at Basic Brothers and see what I mean' This week's rea1ures at 1he French Quar- 1er are - " Sex Pohce·· and "'Hang 10."" Be sure to check out the Houston Premiere of '"Assassins .. at Theaccr LaB This is an cxctus1ve run wuh only 13 perform­ances Call 868·7516 for more info "'Scenes From My Love Life" opens al Stazes Theater on March 3rd. This 1s a new play aboul phone sex. sex clubs. and per~ sonal ads Call 808-8360 for rcscrva 11ons. If you - ..... ,d like an event listed rn this section. please feel lree to .... II me al 529 8490 or fu the racu to me at 529 9531 03/03 • Lesb1.in and Gay Votees on K»r.f 6 :00 p m 10 8 00 p m. On Lrnc number 526· KPFT 03/03 • HATCH meets at 7 15 pm Call for loca11on 942·7002 03/0J 10 \ • I U F. Y Weekend locks off For more info, call 9S6 9.S04 03103 • Cabaret n1gh1 at Penthouse houcd by Soiree Aubcrs1ne 03/04 lo 05 ' Chonl wortr.shop at MCCR Call 861 9149 for more info 03104 •to JO• Soiree Auhcrirne's silent auc 11on at Gcn1ry bencf111ng lhc Bering Care C'cnter'1 mul pro1ram 03104 • Afler lloun on KPr:'f The only Gay and Le\b1an Radio show in South luu I 00 a. m wlOOam 03104 • 01gn11y/llous1on mcc1s for social hour 7 JO p m 1307 Yale Call KR0-2872 for more info 03/0S • RSIC:SS salu1cs Broadway. Bcncfil show 11 Gentry O)J()S • FrontRunncn meet al Memorial Park at 1he lenn1i Cen1er For more rnfo, calt 522· 8021 03 10~ • Muana1ha fellowship Metrorol nan Church mceu to praise the Lord in Mus1¢, the Word and Song al the Hohday Inn Wcu l 131 Wcsl Loop South Afton Oaks room For more info -:all ~2H b756 03/0S • C'ommunny Gospel Church Wor ship Scr\11ccs, a h11h spmtcd ga1hcnn~ for .a charuma111;. Pentecosul Worship .scr"1ce II 00 • m SOI 1~ 18th 11 Columbia For more 1nfo call 880 q13~ 03/0~ • llOU\IOn M. llQn Chun.h worship Ser\" tee .al II 00 a m 1 SO~ Nevada Call 529 82H 01'05 * Kin~dom <'ommunuy Church Sun Jiy Wtirsh•P Service ill It 00 a m Sunday School :U 10 OO am Call 351 4217 for mnre 111tu OJ/Oli • Monlro\C Sotihall L.e1;~ue promote\ sporumansh1p anJ lr1endu11p through a Sunda) st•flball lc11gue <'all 867 3913 lor rnorc into Cl 5 • The Women's ~iroup rncecs II ') )()pm tu ~ oO r "' al 1hc ( C'fllr.al <'ongrcg.111on.al ("hurch I C1f ";';; 7 '"10 ult In, 11 'i2Q H57t or hnel 11 "'42 O)/O~ • The llouuon Arc.a .rtenagers Coah uon of uomosuuals CHA re II> ftlee1s Call 942 7002 lor detath and info Birthday Comer A parade of Hipp) Birt~da)·s 10 Darnell of the Pride Weck Cumm11lce fame! A light fluHy anJ full of calorics Happy Birthday to Sandy of Acad1an Bakers' A ho.,.,hng Happy Birthday to Animal of 1he Brarns Rn·er Bo11om fame! A bu"" and curts) Happy Birthday 10 "Fmpress .. Barry Petri! A whtp< and chatn\ llappy Birthday hug to Jim \heck ol l.ca1her By Boots' Rodent Droppings The usual d1scla1mer 1s in force Well, Ratrat 1s sllll being a bit m1sch1c vous! He seems 10 think tha1 my toes are \"Cry tasty! Biie this · Thumper (Toy Bo•) And I (kinda) quote ·· h talcs a lot of man 10 get through my buu, hut when 11 ge1s 1n. I ect no complarn1s I'm srn gle. ready and able'" Patty Duke: You eo from man 10man,1ust like a cheap boule of wht'ikey' Doug A (PS): Do you really run around your back yard naked• Larry Wayne (BRB): I hear you have a new lover, younger and better looking, bu1 he barks a lot! Chris1opher G . • You look so cute wear· ing my shade of whore red llps1ick~ Big Gary (Ripcord). What's the matter honey? No tricks lately? Have you 1hough1 about using a new •·rick. up• line., Don (Old Spaghe1t1 Warehouse) You lied to me1 You u1d you v.ere un your "'ii) home from PS when I la1er 'aw you 1n the M1nc1 81d Boyl P1ckle!i. (C'lut'i Uousron) What were you carrying in ch•I ~gal can lut .,.,ed. v.hlle walL.1ng up hurv1e.,.,? Your lunch'> Roland, Gene and Pearl (BRB) What's 1h1 .. I heiir a hour )·our rcnd1c1on of "flaming J·agg1lts in 1he Mud Gras Parade'' 03106 • Lambda Roller skating mcen al the Dairy A•hford Skate Rink at 8 .30 pm Call qJJ 5818 for more info 03106 • Gay FachC"r,, 1:aihcn F1rs1 -A weekly .4Upp0rl mcellng fOr father\ and their riart ncrs tt 04 0 m 10 9 30 p m Grace Lutheran Church 2ll' w•uah Dr Call 861~6181 for more info 03106 • AIDS Founda11on llnuuon offers C'rea11ve Wri11ng Cl.as!l.es call 62J b79ti. for more info OJ/07 • .. Tour of Galveston Follies" at 1he BriarPatch 03107 • FrontRunncrs meet at Memorial Park .11 6 JO P m at 1he Tenn1\ Cen1er Call .522- 8021 for more into 03/07 • Heir <"rou Dreuers Anon)'mous meel\ at 8:00 pm at 1~09 l·a1rv1ew C".111 49S 8009 03107 • Hnu!i.IOn Lob1an/Gay Pride Weck execul1\.·e meeung 2700 Albany 7:00 rm Call 529 6979 for more info 01108 • Women·~ Network al the \1onlro~c C'oun~cling C'C"nlcr 7 00 p m Call 529 0047 for more info 03/08 •The Gay. Le~h1an, &: Bue'\ual Alli ance at the lln1vcr\1ty of Houston (Gl.OBAl.) mcel\ al 4 00 p m at the l'n1vcr~1ty Center For more info. call Ruhcn al 743 7539 or C' mail ai Sll86CJl!TSON UH EDC 03108 • t-.dgar Cayce founda11on free -.orl· lhop 7 30 pm 7621 Wn1Y1e..., For more info Call 444 7426 03/og • lfnuuon G.ay and Lesbian Pohllcal C'aucui board mee11n1 at 1 JO pm 2700 Alb.an)' Call ~21 IOOO for more Info t 1~~;os .. • "»em1nar )JlOnsored by fn1roduc F AHi:-:.1c11on and che Art of Dat:ng" ocus on Wumcn Call 520·628) for more mfo 11°!'0~ • NI.A 11 1~duca11on mcc11ng 711 >'. 1 ~1 arkb, 7 OO P m A u11oomg seminu anu ut"mo )' Rago0 o3to9 ' Mnnlro~c kc Picks slare 11 the G.al­lcria a1 S 00 Jl m C111 629 14.l2 for more info O.H09 • FroniRunnt'rs mee1 at 1he Tennis Center :.t Memnntl ParA 6 10 m C 11 Sl2 8021 p • 03109 ' Gay Men·s Choru" or llQUUon open rehearuh al Grace Lutheran C'hurch Call ~ 2 1 ?4M fur more inro OJ Oll • Computer Nerd Sesuons for Pridt \\etA mcen 10 do comru1er nerd ,~utt Call I 129 1221 0110ll • En'l 11h1'en l 1p A gariy men's !.pin iuarii group meeu a1 ]40~ W 1.amar C.1111 lfo.,, ard al H8 bl74 Joe DeRosa (Ma•y "s) I though! you hid better laste 1 I heard you prcled up 1h s "Pickled Pu:l cs" on 1hc street corner and took her to the 1uhs~ Skeeta (LOB) Jus1 hov. low IS chat uterus of yours hani!ing·• We have all seen •ts trail marks around Montrose tor the lul two weeks! Happy Trails 10 l 1erus' Tucker (BRB Cu\lomer) Ho.,., did you g:e1 1he name "Dumpster Dolly'1 • I heard JoAnn (BRB) ha\ the Sl<H)·, hul "'lln'I tell me! Russell (llous1on Pride Band) I 'II meet you at Mary ' any Tuesday 10 cuh in' Rua Boulevard I guess )OU arc having trouble gcuing 17 tricks a day' I ha\"e heard your pimp mobile 1s back on the <ho.,.,~ room Ooort Charlie and W.a)nC (BriarPatch) Is H uuc you 1wo arc having a d1c1 con1es1" I hear your new dtel 1s water and English peas! Devin (Mary's): I know you want 10 'how up in Roden! droppings uery week' Every· one knows 1ha1 you never do anything note· worthy! NOT! Dan (Ripcord) I understand on rare occasions you clean the bar totally nude! I bet the hccr dr1ver!li rc•lly :1pprec1a1c 1ha1• Joseph (BRB)· How do you spell cele· brate? No. not. M A R K (BRO) Ed Ma!iion (VN): So, you arc hcmg chac;cd by a Russian named Gnsha~ What 1s he going to do wuh you when he cah:hc!i you' Christopher (Ripcord) What do you me.an you ~£::VER cfo .anylhmg thal my read· er) would he interested in' I beg to d1f fer and I hear you beg tor "'01her 1h1ng\' ' Re~ (\.far) 'c;) Who " the "°' 1g snatching bitch, you or Devin? 801h of you could eas ­ily fit that descnpuon Don 0o'4Jtn I love you1!' nc• ""01•f a sho(''" Somc1h1n,: •huut \.f.lry sand \f<)r phinc that go together' 03108 • HIV Trca1mcnt Alterna11ves A c;em inar al 1475 W Gray SpOn\orcd by AFH Call 623-6796 for more info 03110 • J.ei.b1.1n .1nd Gay Voices on KPFT 6 00 p .m to 8 00 pm On-Lrne number .Sl6 KPFl 03110 • HATCH meets at 7 15 p m Call for 1 locu1on 942-7002 03110 •An Classes a1 the Art Lcasue I :00 pm to 4 00 rm C'all 623 6796 for mllrc info 03110 " Auro R•1nbow All1.1nce of (he Deaf meets a1 1 ~O p m Call lil69 ZlH7 for mo~ into 03111 • After Hou~ on KPf<T The only Ga)' •nd Lesbian Radio show in South Tuu I 00 a m to3:00am 03111 • D1gn1t) Hou\1on meet~ tor c;0'111 hour 7 JO pm 1307 Yale Call 880-2872 for more 1nJo 01/11 •Gulf C'oau Bun Prowl n1gh1 al the Venturc-N 0'.'I II • The Follie.!. al lhc l::h1arPa1cb A mus1 cal rcv1e.,., 0J'l2 • Outdoor Sk.att'- l.amtida Slating Club C•ll 942 7406 03112 • l.a Soiree Grande at Gentry 03112 • Garden Parly prcsenn "Radio Due -a blast from our pasl" a mu11cal review .11 the Bruos R1'ter 801tom, starling a1 7 00 03111' Dch-U·!'iot Ball al Rteh s A Mi.ss Camp American funcuon surung 11 4 00 p m 03/12 • Gulr Coau Bears Monthly mee11n1 Call 867 9121 O~ll~ • .. A !\1gh1 10 Remember•· at the Rip· cord Hos1ed by Don Gill 0311::! • frontRunnen meet al Memorial Parl at 1he Tcnnts Cen1cr for more info. call $22 8021 03'12 • Maranatha fellowsh p Merropol 1tan Chur~h meets 10 praise the Lord tn Muuc the \\ord and Si)ng at the Holiday Inn West 3131 Weu Loop Suu1h Af·on Oal.s room For more info, call .UM 67~b OJr 12 • Commun II) <ioirtl C'hurch \\or ship Set\IH:es , a !ugh t.pulled ga1hering for a ch.ar smaltc Pen1ecos1al Worship Service 11 00 a m ~O I I· 181h .it Columh ,a For more info call K80 923~ 03 12 • Hous1on M1u1on Church Worship Service .al 1 I 00 a m I c;o" 'evada <"all ~lq 8225 OJ 12 • Kingdom C'ommu:11I) Church Sun day \\onh1p Scr"1'e at II 00 a m Sunday School .a1 10 00 a m Call 3SI 4217 for more Marco Rossi and BB al Hea't·en Lang (611). I hear you have earned a new n1d. name-Lola Standards' Dog Lipps (Wolf Pad)· So you finally gave up your u1J. but reall) to the Schnau zer1 That ts hl..e incest' David (R1p~ord) I understand )OU have ~cl 1hc ncY.. MonUOSC' rci.:orJ for the num ber of alcoholic beverages drunk in a 24 hour penod! Mi my' Talk about party ttll you puke! Jerry Monn; The Emperor .... an1 .. new cloches, or should that he new rubber sheets? Jenntfer (RSICSS): Do you need a iello"' hankie? Well. guys and girl~. lhl\ girl 1s has to run home and ge1 read) for LUEY wccl..end' It 1s such a part)' ""'celcnd 1 And for 1hosc ot you .... ho ue nor f.amllur w1rh tl'EY. UIS the wecl..cnd after \.fard1 Gras and people JUSt kinda flow o .. ·cr 10 Houston to continue the pauy The weekend of f'arl1es u spon \Orcd bl the Hous1on Council of Clubs There ,.."1n t.c abour 400-500 fresh r ces m Houston 1h s v.:ceke"ld . So 1f you are tool ,,, tor an ou1-of rown encl rhu could "e you luck) .... ctl:end' Huggs and Kisses , Cuen olyn info 03112 • Mon1rose Soflball Lea~uc promo1es ~porumansh1p and fr1cndsh1p throu1h a Sunday sof1ball league Call 867 3Ql3 for more info 03112 • The Women's Group meets al l lO p m m lo S 00 p m al lhC' Ccnual Congrir ga11onal Church For more info, call Ins ai 529- 8571 or Janet al q42 7717 031l2 • The Hciuston Arca Teenarers Coa· li11on of Homo~uuals lHATCH) mcc1~ Call 942·7002 for dtlatls and info 0lJl3 • .. Myths and Realuy of Gay Lesbian and B1scxua Pol 11c1- Power" -A semi nar al Rice UnnC'rsuy 8 00 p m Sc-"' all Hall JOI 03, 13 • AIDS Foundauon Houston orrcrs Creauve Wn11ng Clanes call 623 6796 for more info. O.'l/13 • Gay Fa1hers Father~ F~rst A 'A'eeLly support mee11ng tor lalhers and 1he1,- parl ners X 00 p m to 9 30 p m Gr11.e l.uthcran Church 2Sl:'li \\<1ugh Dr Call 861 6181 tor more info 031 I 'l " Hou\ton Area Women 1 Sheller Vol unteer Trainmg Call 5:?8 6798 Ol/13 • \11ss Camp Ame 1ca meeung Call 129·STAR 03 14 • FronrRunners meet al Memorial Parl ar 6 10 p m .ar rbe Tcnnas Center C1ll 'i:?2 80:? 1 for more :lfo 03 14 • Help Cross Dressers Anon) mous 1ncets at 8 00 p m at 1509 F11r.1c,., Call 495 8009 03 14 • AIDS Equ1C) League lunch at Cbar hes 11 noon All a e welcome 03 14 • E~c- Choicc-s A Safer Sex \\ortsbop sponsored b) AfH Call 621 6796 for more 1nro 03 14 • Legal Plan:11ng Seminar It tc7~ W C.ray Sponsored by AJ:'H Cal 621 6 796 for more info O'l I~ • Edgar C'a) cc Foundauon free work \hUp 7 30 p m 7621 WeSC\. le\\ For more mfo coll 444 7426 03 15 • lambda Sk.a1e :S 1gbt T"eme Sl.. rt s,ght C"al1 94~ 7406 03 I~• The Gay Lcsb11n ~ 81suual Alh 1nce .al 1bc Ut.,\'ersuy o( Houston C.LOBA.L) meeu arit 4 00 p m 11 the Un1"en11y (enter for more info ... all Ruhcn a114l ~~1Q nr e mat' a1 ST'86CJETS0' UH EDU 03/ 1 ~ • \4en's -.;et•ork 11 the \tonuosc Counsehng Center 1 00 p m Ca 129 0037 20 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 3. 1995 After lengthy Jeliiheration at the highest executive ReweRs 9 and extensive <e([))nsultati([))n with ([))Ur legal Jepartn:nent 9 we have arrived at an ([))fficiaR <e([))r]_J>([))r&te reS]_J>([))nse to :iru:m.o:irs ([))Il the street that we are ([))WneJ 1by 2 straight att([))rneys ([))Ut ([))f DaRlaso "" L l0 &Jr 9 Okay. We lost our temper for a moment. Linked Benefits of Houston is more that "Gay Friendly". It is owned by Jerry Furman and Chuck Walters, lovers, who are proud to serve our \ Pants on f 0 99 lJrteoo More facts. Linked Benefits of Houston is the only gay owned and operated V iatical company in Texas. When selling your Life Insurance please call us for a face to face meeting. We, being gay, listen. We understand. We help. community. L1NKEID IBEN:f~JF'JT§ OF HOJSTON ,\ \'ia11cal So:n:1«< C:mnpony Sll \\'Esrnrn1rn Snn: 208 llou:;rns, TEX.\S 77006 (800) 275-3090 (713) 528-6777 BLUE PAGES Joel Bender, Con.iposer Actor/Model Photograph by © 1994 Dennis Dal Covey (JBR-25 37) All Rights Res rved' March 3, 1995 ISSUE 749 This center pull-out section of Houston Voice may contain photos or articles offensive to some readers. Parental discretion is advised. 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""IJUY' 20 JO_. 1o get lcgeflier and have a good llme W lo ha.e fun safely lhanb bye- •35847 Hauslco llONDE ITM: Vidor 31 WM 510155blncl!I*.. 11.gloragdigl.WMor w.I befw.oo 18·32, l:;m SO Ip, gn.e me 0 call· ,.35992 Houslcn GREENWAY PlAZA AREA: Dave, 29 WM. 57, 135, bm/gm, well rcl'd ""'· J"' mt"' gethng lcgeflier give meacall- •36033 Hauslco COIY NITTS: Ra>ey 205'11 '28,blncl/gm, ooGWMorGHM 20-39, le dining out_., ...... not realy Ille bats smoker. 9"" me a cal 1f 11t tnteresled • 35988 Hou.ion ASIAN MAN: David moan 26 s 9 • 48 looking lor "'"""""' under 35 .....i;..,,i..a:i, butnct..........igh~e356'9 Haus1co TW! s no FUN: M.1e lkg 1or some ..w.ct fun le!> see wliat ~· ,.29235 Gining. HELP ME OUT OF THE CLOSET: Mamed WM.,.,., been wi'1 a man, ~ke lc try 34 slcdy. 9""' me a try. help me out· •24592 Hau.ion CAMPING AND FISHING: Alan. 28 5'4 bind blu, '"' .. comping fi.tung. "'°"'"" mall., ~ke lo meel 29 32, 5'9·6'3 wefl bu;l1 masc, iome body hair, g1ve..,acoll-ei514 GalvesJon HOT GUYS: Vidor. 31 WM 5'10155,blndM. •glorhal!JUY' 18 32, lor ~ good limo po" friend.hip 9..., me aco! ""'getlcgeflier· ,.29937 Hau.ion CURLY HAIR:.Jame\,GBM !i6 125 ""'Y curly "" pre uoWM56· 6 gr<e me o ca! ,.30999 >iauWn SINGL!S AND COUPL!S: °""1cl 29goli<gWM bm/gm 135 - encf' d ISO single. and "" r.,, playtune adventure le(, """" 0 ban cofl me1""' eJI092 - MR. DRUMMER.ARE YOU OUT THERE? PoJ 30 bind/ blu 6 l >10. good shape goli<g hard -""'9 so someone 'eady r.,, mturo1erel -. .. rrryMr~agei .10-45· eJl787 Hauslco NIGHTTIME FUN: [)w;n loolung r.,, '°"'"good nyJoi fun, ~ur '8·29. SM' meacolleJ 902 Howen NEW TO AREA:Eli,11,,t'l'oCMl<l lo Houslon gdll ongr. 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' • "' ... out. nlc two siepp.ng I"" 1arn9 on ~ :h on a rainy day e26176 Houslcn GAY CURIOUS: Charle.. 1nl"' meehng GWM from 20· 30 gay cun<M, never really had wth o man wonl lo iee wlKJt I'm "''"ing· e26295 HouslOn ATHL!TIC BLONDE: Scott, <' 8 145, gm drty bind, gdf•9 attr ''°some ''9 ki< someone 18· 24. "'°""" my hr, athlehc ~ke lc have fun e25865 SW Hou.Ion 22, WM iso BM masc, 22· 27 i,.-.~ 1o meet new people !hon ;.1 ,n a fr 1p e25900 Ho. ""' POWERUFTERS: Roy, 41 BM -'< gr"""'f"rd .a strong bond"'9 w/21 35 w11h very muse build. super muscle bound poW9' l1flor, 9"" me a col· e2595~ Hau.ion RYAN, 22, int in .-ing samoone 2 · 25· " 25967 Hou,. HOT GUYS_: _Scolf_30_GW_M_1_so olhe- f ~ 9"Y' lo get lcgeflier and have fun wolh, ''° .,.i,.. hal UUY' e2f:IJ3 Hauslcn DADDY'S IOY: M «. 57, 42, ..y muse wori< out 4x wk. M. so anolher musc flo"l l"el 811 k> be rrry docldy's boy "' '*'"""a boy that_,.,. lo 1cle charge, Iv o ~ 009"· e 26238 ------ C.ourae CANDL!UGHT DINNERS: Chon., 35 5' 11 fit, like spam. cordel1gh1 dinner•. dancing and anything sponlcneaus tr26_5_64 __ lt:fi area code WANT A GOOO TIME? Vidar,31WM155.5'11 blnd/bki .aWM0< f<M 18· 32 lor good """'cD. "" e2"006 Ingleton DO IT TOGETHER: krf. 28 6'1 200, bm/t TI fun. IOrue o/ h.mor, ~ke k> do I ,. e27051 Hau\lon LIKE TO EXERCISE: 5'8, lf:IJ, bm/gm ... le to swim. exero~. """''""°' """ din 0."".;l,L\eihat­" 27061 Hous1on WANT A RUIOOWN?: Dav<!. ~le lo 9'"" rubdowns lo hoi -r 9'1Y', ~ ur .ntemted "' Me 0 cot 11' i 8239 fb.;;;NEW TO AREA w...i.,, 25 ylo 150 6' I, Lrr 'b· • e dancmg roosic and ,,.,...,.s l•ke 1c · ··~ ovlgr>ng masc buik H.spanic 0< Coucas""' male.· 20-30 pl. q1"" me a con tr27551 HOW TO JOI1'" us ... 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"'""'•" mu..:. pool friends and I love onunals 1so moture masc,-.. hi/wt p<ap. love 1cn "*"ISO long term rel. e 24()71 Houslcn All AMERICAN GUY: Michael, 23. p<ofeuiooal 1u.t '1'oCMl<l hore 5'9 lf:IJ, all American guy. very masc iso some 18 40 Iv o meuage· •23388 Hou•lcn DAYTIME FUN: 42, 6'2 190, muse brn/brn mu1t lk9 for hal daytime fun w.lh gdlkg 25·40 Iv a mossage· e24091 Unique, visionary drama set off Broadway bidding Angels America, Part fl Jn 8) JAVIER T\\IEZ llouuon \'01ct l /louswn (f~dttor·, note Thi~ 1s the 'ccond in a ... cries ot articles focusing on Tony Ku,hner 's h1s­H. H) mal1ng rnul­nple award·win ning epic drama ahoul gay Ide, "'Angels 111 Amer· Actors in rehearsal for upcnmtn~ Hous1on production of Tony Kushntr "s "Anxels 1n Amt'n<·a •• the prize. Tl>e Shu­ben group 1s the mosl po"erful and suc­cessful en1 i1y in New York commercial theater, produc­ing, on a seemingly permanent basis, the mega·bucks musi~ cab of Andre"' Lloyd Webber It offered the Booth Theater 10 Kushner. one of its pnme houses on 451h Street, even though It would have meant moving a show under produc11on there at 1ca . · and llS upcoming production at llouston 's Alley Theatre). The play has a special qual11y "something magical and mysteri ous. which honors the gay community by 1cll111g a s1ory that sets us concerns 1n lhe larger historical context of American pol111cal life" So pro · claimed John Lahr. theatrical cr1t1c for "The New Yorker,'" of ' Millen· n1um Approaches ," the firs1 pan to Ton} Kushner's epic drama of gay male Amer1ca-"'Angels in America: A Gay f·anta~1a on National Themes: l.ahr's op11110n was shared b)' critics everyw here , conf irming ten-fold what had heen largely pred ic ted for the play·, Broadwa) arrival months ear· lier after It opene<l at the Mark Taper f·orum 111 Los Angeles. There was al the taper, however, a common qualify· 1ng verse 111 the reviews, plainly s1a11ng that further refinement part1cu larly of Pan 2, was necessar} before a Broadway run could be realized , Gordon Davidson , ar11s11c head for the Taper an<l nther venues in the L.A area, ha<l heen 111strumcntal 111 the work's comple11on, providing Kushner all the artistic latitude he needed while being generous w11h development funds and deadlines. Nol willing to mk the work which he had nurtured , or 1he enthusiasm of poten t1al New Yod. producer~. Davidson. after consull1ng with Kushner, announced that the New York produc· t1on woul<l ha\'e a different director and a d1tferen1 set designer, which meant. much to Kushner'~ drstres~. that the entire production would have to he built from scra1ch And as 1f that were nol enough to preoccupy Kush· ner, a venue also had to be selected. and that became the first step. the time to another locauon . Bui the Shubert Organiza- 11on s Board of Directors also has an arguably undeserved reputanon for being better business whizzes than theater patrons and for booking highly profitable tourist attrac ­tions onto Its stages. and this worked against Kushner's de~1re to retain the play 's avant-garde purny JoAnne Akala1t1s, 1hen artistic director of the Public made an 1mpas­s1oned p11ch to Ku~hner. cHrng the play s trenchant call to 1us11ce for an oppres~ed mrnorll} as emblematic of the works the Public had alw3) s pro­duced Aller all one of the play s funda­me nta I tenet" was 11~ repucJ1a11on of lhc ~1a1U!ii> quo, ~et wuh finances bemg a co nstant con.,1dera11on 1n an} Broadway un<leriaking, the arbiiers of 1ha1 very 'ame ... tatu s quo would be asked 10 emhrace the producllon 1f 11 we1e first relea ... ed on Broadwa) . Akala111s argurne111 thar the play should orig111ate 1n the community which gave 11 birth weighed heavily w11h Ku<hner, but he wanted both arus­tic an<l 1111ellectual 111dcpendence and a commcrc1al venue Roct:o Landesman , head of Jujamcyn , though I
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