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Houston Voice, May 26, 2006 - File 005. 2006-05-26. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 17, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3769/show/3752.

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Title Houston Voice, May 26, 2006
Contributor
  • Crain, Chris
  • Ford, Nancy
Publisher Window Media
Date May 26, 2006
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript 4 MAY 26, 2006 www.houstonvoice.com HOUSTON VOICE m mm mi mews in brief 'Black Tie' gala announces 2006 beneficiaries and honorees The Houston Black Tie Dinner board of directors has announced the selection of the recipients of awards as well as the beneficiaries of this year's dinner, to be held at the Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, November 4. The 2006 beneficiaries include Bayou City Performing Arts, Center for AIDS, Houston GLBT Community Center, Lazarus House. Legacy Community Health Services. Lesbian Health Initiative. PFLAG/HATCH Youth Scholarship Foundation. People with AIDS and Pride Houston. "We are working hard to put together an exciting event this year that honors the individuals and organizations that do so much for our community," Scott Nettles, gala co-chair, said. "We're proud to continue the tradition of celebrating and supporting such a diverse group of local organizations that began some 13 years ago with the first Houston Black Tie Dinner." Dr. Gordon Crofoot. MD, has been selected as this year's Humanitarian Award recipient, which recognizes local individuals for their contributions to the gay and lesbian community. As a pioneer in the treatment and research of HIV and AIDS, Dr. Crofoot has been at the forefront of finding advanced treatments for this disease, as well as educating the public and community. The dinner's J. Hollyfield Political Service Award recognizes an individual for their work with political equality in the GLBT community. Houston Mayor Bill White has been selected as its 2006 recipient. Mayor White has strived to work towards celebrating the diversity of the Houston and promoting tolerance for all groups to promote growth and prosperity. For more information, log on to www.houstonblacktiedinner.org. texas news Houston Mayor Bill White, who has been chosen to receive Houston's Black Tie Dinner's 2006 J. Hollyfield Political Service Award, walks in Houston's 2005 GLBT Pride Parade with his wife, Andrea White. (Photo by Dalton Dehart) HATCH chooses 'Moulin Rouge!' as 2006 prom theme HATCH, Houston's group for gay lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth, has announced Moulin Rouge! as the theme for its 2006 prom. Scheduled Friday, June 9, at the Historic Magnolia Ballroom at 715 Franklin St., beginning at 7 p.m. and running 'til midnight, the prom is free for youth, ages 13-20. HATCH organizers also encourage adults to attend, especially because not all GLBT adults were able to attend their own proms dressed as they wished or with the date they wished to bring. The adults attending the prom become roll models for the youth as well, organizers observed. The prom costs $25 for anyone 21 years old and older, with tickets available at the door only HATCH aims for its members to become positive contributors to society by providing a safe social environment, _ offering role models and peer support, and sponsoring educational and community outreach opportunities. Adults wishing to make a donation to the prom, whether in-cash or in-kind, are asked to contact Bill Alexander, HATCH youth services assistant, at 713- 529-3590. Equality Texas decries vote on federal marriage amendment On May 18, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send the Federal Marriage Amendment to the full Senate floor for consideration. The proposed constitutional amendment restricts marriage to a union between a man and a woman, and may jeopardize civil union and domestic partnership benefits. "In a time when we face crushing debt, war in Iraq, millions of uninsured children, and other critical issues, the Senate will attempt to write discrimination into the U.S. Constitution and try their best to drive extremists to the polls in November," said Paul E. Scott, Equality Texas executive director. Scott said 5,000 emails and faxes have been sent to Texas senators in three days as part of Equality Texas' advocacy campaign. "We know that Senators Hutchison and Cornyn will support the amendment. But they need to know that they have many constituents who do not support writingdiscrimination into the U.S. Constitution," Scott said. "We encourage all supporters of equality to log on to www.equalitytexas.org to ask our senators to vote no on the Federal Marriage Amendment." From staff and wire reports Senate committee passes CARE Act reauthorization Local leaders fear decrease in HIV treatment funding By NANCY FORD Last week, a U.S. Senate committee lias approved legislation to reauthorize the Ryan White CARE Act until 2011. The legislation amends the current Ryan White CARE Act by increasing the number of cities that receive CARE Act emergency grants from 51 to 76, and creates a new three-tier structure for cities that report high, medium, and low numbers of HIV and AIDS Houston and the surrounding co\ would continue to qualify as a Titl< in the highest tier. "Based on the preliminary funding projections from the Government Accountability Office; Houston will see an increase in funding under Tide I." said Katy Caldwell, executive director of Legacy Community Health Services. But Caldwell said she is concerned that there is a decrease in funding to the state of Texas under Title II. This will affect the Texas HIV medication program as well as essential HIV and AIDS care and support services in smaller cities and rural areas of the state," Caldwell said. Bipartisan or contentious? Lawmakers and their staffs have touted the fact that the bill was drafted in a bipartisan manner, but capitol insiders have indicated that there have been heated debate and negotiations over several contentious issues, chief among them is how CARE Act resources are to be allocated across the country. With the high cost of HIV and AIDS drugs, no decline in new HIV infections, and an estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV and AIDS in the U.S. — an all-time high — lawmakers struggled to balance several competing demands on an increasingly small pot of funding. "This bill has created new and complicated distribution formulas, said Randall Ellis, director of government relations for Legacy. "We have not seen an accurate or final breakdown from the GAO of how the funds are distributed. However, this legislation is clearly better than the version by Sen. Tom Coburn (ROkla.) that would have likely resulted in significantly larger <f| MORE INFO Legacy Community Health Services 215 Westheimer Rd. Houston, Texas 77006 713-830-3000 www.montroseclinic.org Randall Ellis, director of government relations for Legacy Community Health Services, worries that changes to the Ryan White CARE Act will interfere with services provided by smaller health care organizations to clients with HIV. funding cuts for Houston and Texas." The bill, which passed by a vote of 19-1. was introduced by the chair and ranking Democrat of the Senate health committee, Senators Michael Enzi (R-WY) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA), working with their House counterparts. Congressmen Joe Barton (R-TX) and John Dingell (D-MI). The application of this proxy will result in massive funding shifts away from Texas and other states which have for many years borne the brunt of this epidemic, according to Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY). "Redistributing millions of dollars from...states where both city and local governments have made significant contributions to AIDS care and treatment will only hurt people who are living with HIV. and result in difficulty accessing care," Clinton said in a statement. As of September 2005,9,911 people diagnosed with AIDS lived in Houston and Harris County, according to a Houston Department of Health and Human Services report dated January 2006. It is estimated that one in 90 Houstonians is HIV-positive, with one Houstonian being infected with HIV every eight hours.
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