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Title Houston Voice, No. 754, April 7, 1995
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  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
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Date April 7, 1995
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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Transcript I I I HOUSTON April 7, 1995 ISSUE 754 A Weekly ommunity News Publication Gay Texans march to ''Stop the Hate" Spirited march, serious message lawmakers rally bring for I FRO' ! STAFF A\0 \\IRE REPORTS (Al ST!"<• The} came ro bring a se• ou!'-, even somber message l c3I on the stale s la"' makers 10 enact eg1s lauon re\11srng Texas' hate \.:CJ mes la" to provide spec1f11;: protec11ons for ga} men and lesb ans Bui the pre vatlmg mood among lhe 5000 or so mar­chers "ho g11~e•ed under unseason­ably clea< skies and a scorching sun lasi Sunda}. Apro 2, seemed afrr. s1 cele'brarory us the Texas March 10 Swp the \ 1olence Slop lhe If arc wound 11S »ay 10 1he C'apnol m a kale1 doscope of rarnhow flags and mul11 colored con11ngenc} banners w11h a pulsa1 ng un I) and pride hecau\C "'c are angr). we arc sad, we arc hurt 1ha1 some of o.ir fellow Texans, and a gro"'rng number of them arc choosing to ... t on the hatred and fear of us," declared Le11111 Gomez of lhe ~a11onal Lal no lesbian and Gay Orga<1rza11on (l LE GO 1 "Vie pe1111on lhe Leg sl11ure 1 strengthen the hate cnmc law and rec ogn1ze that no cu1zcn should bec.:.omc a 11rgc1 of v le nee because "-f '1:n or her scxu•I or c~tauon said Stale Rep Glen Maxe) Texa• only open!) gay •eg1s'a1or. ~ estimatrd S,000 people from all over the state man:hrd in Austin Sunday I to urge passage of a hate crime bill pending in the legislature. fhc mes'iiage "-Ml reca ptured. ho" ever m rcmarJ.:s from the ptJd1um at the "'P1rueU ra lly lh:u tullo"ed 1he march on the C'apllol lawn " We are here T" o year• ago, Texas la" makers pa~ ... ed a hate crime la\\ thilt enhances penallte> for crimes comm111cd due to "h1a~ or pre1uJ1cc" Prosecu rors and pol ice however have said ahe st•lule 1s 100 vague and may be uncon 'I 1tuuonal Activists from a'l over the Slate came 10 Austin l»l -.·eelend 10 >uppori a bill currently pending rn 1he Leg1s­la1ure 1ha1 enhances penal11es tor crimes mouv.11cd b} prejudice or hatred on the basts of ·race, color. d S· ab 1flf). rcl1g1on. nauonal origin or se \uaJ o n enra11on Fighting a hateful tide in the mainstream Homophobia Put In P e r ­spective By SHERI COllE\ DARBO!\ \ E J/ouuon Vou·, Ed1for ( HOUSTON) T he confere nce opened w11h an 1n\pirat1ona l meso;age from a ticry evan~eli:-.t , thundering d1,approval tor a certain societal ill and pra1o;e for the hope of Its eradica turn in the dutiful hands of lhe faithful mas nglc breath In the aud ience. a sea of rap1 faccs-minutcn 1n collar su I andatJcd llustncs'il1lc men scri~bl1ng on legal pads, keenly groomed , s1tco'11-wholcsomc lad1c~ IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE Education. 'Boy to Bo)' - Pg 2 I 1n hcc•s and flow)' drcSliCS, and sih er ~ haired senion- " gna led "' agrce- 1 ment America 1s rn the throes or a mad moral cri..,1s 1ha1 mu!lot be qopped but »1th love and fa11h, 11 1< pos<1blc for decent to overcome No, t hillii meeung wa\ not another event I churned ou1 by 1he propaganda mach ine of the Radical Right Ra1hcr, It was the second " Healing the Hun Conference of Homophobia" s pon­sored hy lhe llou,1on chap1er of Par-ents and f·riends or Lesbians and Ga'""' (P f ·L AG)-a htipefully annual evc~I 1ha1 puts the \'try real prohlcm of homo phobia in perspec11\C 0 •nd d1rec:1o;. the figtu again'il 11 10 the proper haufe field ·the American mainstream c nce The confe ren<e featured a long li>1 of nauonall} prominen1 speak­ers and pre\e'1tcrs, "-Ork.shops and panels examined \\3)'\ 10 reduc:c homo phobia in school<, churches , and 1he ISSUC'!i The Jcg1~lat1on has been a central prrom) ol 1he qa1e's g•) lohby 10 the wake of a hrghl) publicized siring of hate · mOll\ atcd murders here 1n 1994. E1gh1 ga} men »ere Josi 1heir ll\es rn Te~a' Jaq year, •n horr1f1c crime~ that auracted n8l1onal media Ga> Weck proclaimed at UH • Pg 5 The .conference, geared pr1maril) 10 mainstream profc!'ISiionaJis aff1h­a1cd w11h support commun111c'i •• IO\lltUltOn\ and scrv1ce ... -such ~'i educa11on, la"' cnforccmcn1 social "'Ork heallh care and menial heallh and, \1.-lth a parncularly intense emphasis this year, religion, 1s unique in ii' focu\ Homophobia- not homo sexuality- 1\ the topic 10 he deal! \1.-lth in thJ\ forum, the \Oc1e1al problem that needs attention and d1scuss1on Y cs, we arc in for a fight • Pg 9 Bering Foundation support group gro"s up· Pg 14 Review "Milcnnium Approaches• at the Allty ·Pg 16 Over 600 people a11ended lhlS year" event at 1hc Sheraton Alliitrndomc Hotel la" 1-rida) and Saiurday- doubling the roll from lasr year's f1rst confer. Flay BalL The Montrose Softball League opened ifs If.th year of play Sunday, April 2. Pictured, The Houston Voke Tum; Story on Page 13 Offices. 811 Weslhcimcr S.rirc !05, HouslOn. 1X 77()()6 POOncs HO\Son (713) 529-8490 Nalio1midc (800) 729-84•)() Fax 1713l 529-953 I Hour.;- 'vlonday tluoogh Frida) ?:00 a m to 5:30 p.m Deadline ~· ooon "PROUDL \TELL 'EM YOU SAW IT IN TIIE HOLSTON ~ICE !'' 2 HOUSTON VOICE I APRIL 7. 1995 LOCAL/STATE 'Boy to Boy': education on dating and sex for Generation X (HOUSTO~)-Recently released report!i ha\ie indicated an alarming leap in the rate of new HIV infections among young gay and bisexual men and 20-something local acllvis1 ~ichael Crawford believes he (and most of his young adult friends) know <ome of the reason' why. Gay people in general, a<Serts Crawford have never had a chance to learn the basics of dating and inti· macy Young gay adults usually have spent confusing adolescence lost in a heterosex1st culture and often. deep in the closet Deprived of the chance 10 go through the usual .. furn· bhngs·· of teenage ~ocial interac­tion, this IS a group whose 1ntroduc 1100 to relauonsh1ps and intimacy 1s in the context of sex, said Crawford, a member of the Houston (,Upport group .. Twen1ysome1h1ng.' And, too oflen the urgenC)· of safer sex is lo~t on a group wtth too great a desire for compan10nsh1p and too lntle infor­matron, about both relat1on"-h1p~ and AIDS. 'A lot of my friend> say they want a boyfriend. but most of 1hem don't have one Thcrc"s a dcsue for tnttmac) (among young gay me1) but we've only If )OU \loOUIJ l1k.e an e\lent listcJ tn I 'l !i.CC.U r: p -case h:e I ee to ... all me al <29-849l or fa< the facl> 10 me a1 ~29· 9531 O.J 07 • fem l Fem appear at J R s al ' no p m 10 meet an s gn autographs. A henef11 for the Lesbian Health 1111· 1ut1ve and 800 Pacific Street r· mp oycc Emergency Fund 04 07 • Gelling The Love You Want -\\orkshop hy Patricl Vac~on Call 529-19IJ, Vo.ce \fail #4 04 7 • T :n nd Tracy perform at \Is B s o.i 07 • Lcsb an and Ga) Voice~ on KPI T 6 00 p m t 8 00 p.m 526 KPFT 0.J 07 • Houston Master) Weekend Ca I 523 8711 04 07 • M1shpachat /\hllm-An organiz1t1on chat provides a forum for Gay and l csb1an Jews and theu *'am1l1es f r more info cal 748- 70'9 04 i t.> 9 • ~LA H s Anniversary ,,..ckend run Call 527-9666 04 0 • Westhe1mer Street l-es11 val' !·or more info, call 521-0133 04 08 • Fem 2 Fem pertorm al Heaven at m1dn1ght 04 08 • Ra1nbo" Ranglers guest bartend at the Brazos R 1ver Bou1..m 04/09 • TGRA Pre51den1's sho"' a1 the Brazos River Bonom 7 00 p m 04 09 • "Scnza ~1sura" a recual II th 10 20th century women compos· ers Un1urian Fello,.sh1p or Hous­ton. 1504 W11t Road 7 30 pm SIO, S5·siudcnts Call 521 1681 for more info 04 09 • Torn Levi Party al the Mon· learned about sex," he said. Too, those sexual encounters usu· ally occur 1n circumstances that are not necessarily conducive to negotiating safer sex. Crawford added. "Even I've had unsafe sexual encounters, and I'm someone who should know heller," he said. Al the onset of the AIDS epidemic in 1he early 1980 '· 11 was the gay commu­nity 1ha1 took the lead in prcven11on and educa11on Gay men 1arge1ed theu own community with llfe·sav. ing "safer sex•· me\sages, at a time when the rest of 5oc1ety believed the ep1dem1c confined to ··r isk groups"-homosexuals, IV drug users, hemophiliacs and people from certain developing countries. The message v.:orked, to a large measure. as HIV seroconven1on~ continued to rise and spread 1n other commun1 lies, the rate of infec11ons among gay men for several years, went down . Today, again, 1he charts arc chang· ing A report released in late March by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Asso· c1a110n (GLMA) v.arns that massive number ... of gay and basex.ual Amen· t.:ans and Canad an'5 will become newly infected w11h 1he Ill\' virus trose \I in ng Company. 04 II •Houston Gay Lcshian Pride Week. m~eung 27JO Albany 7 00 to 9 00 p m 529 6979 lJ4 , • ~ naoc1a1 Planning Worl 'hop al 1475 W Gra) al 7·00 pm Sponsored by AI-It Call Ban al 623 6796 04 II • Juice Plu \feetmg a1 1he Gree~ porn~ \larrioll 7 30 p.m . f'•ee Cal qg 3 744 lor more info 04 II • "Twenty something" work­shop cnwled "Boy 10 Boy" 7 00 p m and Bering Church, 1440 Ilarold Call 315-6786 04 II • Empowermen1 lor Living al \fCCR Call 861 9149 04 12 • Hous.on Gay and Lesbian Polt11,al Cau"'us Board meetang 2700 Albany 7 00 p m Call 521 IOOO 04 12 • Women s r\et\\Ork at the Mon trose Coun,chng Center 701 R1Ch· mond 7 00 pm 10 9 00 p.m Call 529· 0037 04/12 • Heal ng and Happiness through We'lncss"-A program by Ban loser of AHi at the \full• Pur­pose Center 1475 W Gray, 7 00 pm Call 623-6796 lor more info 04/J 2 • "Ac1ual1z1ng Health Hap prncss and fulf1llmen1' v.orl· shop sponsored b) AFH. Call Ban@ 623·6796 for more info 04/ I 3 • The Lau Day> ot Charles/ Kathryn and Spl 1, Port rail ot a Drag Queen Al Rice l'n1vcr,11) Call 527· 4882 tor more rnto 04/13 • Montrose lee P1cls slate ai the Galleria 8 :00 p.m Call 639- 1432 . 04 13 • S'auonal Leather Assoc1a­t ion Houst(ln-General meetina. unle~s dramatic ne\\ step~ are taken . Twentysomething 1s a suppon and social group for gay, lesbian, biscx· ual and 1ransgendered young adult> ages 20-29. The group's members rep· resent a generation 10 the Houqon gay and lesbian communlly one 1ha1 has grown in a comparatively more open and tolerant atmosphere, gen­erally has come out al an earlier age, and 1s fiercely mvolved with commu­ntty issues though not necessarily interesled in pol11ics. Their inler­ests. issues and outlook are differ­ent, according ro Crawford They are bored wnh the idea of a lifestyle revolving around sex .. but like eve ryone else they're also human "Actually, mo>I gay young adullS have heard all 1he messages. and peo pie know the basics. ho"' to put on a con~ dom But the message that has dom1· nated (prevention programs) so far hasn 't dealt wllh the other issues We don't know anything about dating. We don't learn how to say to someone, ' I think you're nice , I'd like 10 gel 10 know you hetter hut I don't neces ~ sar1ly want to go to bed w11h you righl now ... he said. 0 It"s not that there•s a lack of rnformatrnn, buc with so many 711 II) de Park 7 00 p m. Ca11 527 9666 '-' \ • II IV All>S I rcalment Opllon,, a program sp nsored by AFH. Call Ba<t @ 623 6796 for more rntu 04 13 • Montrose lee P11.:ks skate al the Galleru Call 629·1432 for more info 04 13 • Chat and <he"' al Gentry. 0403 • Maund) Thur>day Services at Houston ~11ss1on Church, 1505 -.;cvada . 7:30 p.m 04 I 3 • \faund' Thursday Service \fCCR. 7 00 p n; 04'14 • G"1J l·r Jay Services. Com­munity Go•p•l Church Community ot the Rccon..:-1fmg Sen.·anl. uous ion M1ss1on Church and K1ngJom Community Church v.111 present their annual JOinl Seven I ast Words .. worship services al Hous­ton \f1Ssion Church. 1505 Nevada at 7 30 p m RcfreshemenlS will be served after the service. 04/14 • Good !-r1da) Service at ~CCR @ 7 00 pm 04 14 • Texas l cathcr and Lace and fex41.s Riders Annual ''Bunny Run'' 04 14 ' "Paris " Burning"-An a\\ard w1nn1ng , Will) and revealing documenlar) on .. voguing• and the drag balls or Harlem Al Greenway 3 Call 626·0402 for llm11ed 'how llmC'.s 04114 • Pollery Classes ""h Jan Kn1gh1 begin Call Cl1l11•n 31 522- 8600 or 527-8490 10 register 04/15 •The Coll 45's gue>l bartend a1 the Brazos R1 ... er B~1 ttom . 04115 • Jungle Lu" Ill -A parry sponrnrcd by ihc Ba}OU C11y Boys young queer guys not pracucrng safer sex, ll seems the simple ·use a condom' message 1sn•1 workrng The (prevention) me.sage needs 10 change II needs 10 expand, 10 deal wuh issues hke coming out and sell· esteem.'' This 111 mind, the members of Twen· lysomething decided 10 develop a workshop specifically designed with the needs of their generallon in mind. Titled "Boy 10 Boy," the first workshop 1s scheduled for this Tues­day, April II, 7:00 pm 31 Bering Methodist Church, 1440 Harold . The worbhop grew out of a desire on 1he part of the group IO empower young gay people 10 take control of their live!; HIV prevention education was an area that needed a special me ... sage for the group, said Crawford. Instead of a strictly "teaching·· format, che program will utilize an 10teract1ve session to enable the part1c1pant~ to learn commun1ca lion skills The workshop will he facili1a1ed by Ban Loeser or AIDS Foundation Hou!\lon' s. Wellne\!t Program For more 10forma11on, call 315·6786 Club Henel11 for IICRN Call ~29 · 9112 tor m1J1 ~ 11110 04 15 • ll ouslon Wrcs•ling cluh meelS lor pracllCC and tun 1475 W Gr3) I ·00 r m Call 453 7406. 04 IS • l.oneStar Volleyball< las soc VIII \'1den I11ghligh1S Parl) al Gentry. I 0 00 p m 04115 • lonesiar \olleybal Clas SIC VII Video h1ghhghls pally at Oen try 7 00 p 111. 04/15 • Bar S1ng111' Buddies Anon )'mous" benefit show for the Cull 45's rhe :-<cw 611. 9 00 p m 04116 •!Hier Breaktasl Kingdom ('1Hn111un1ty Church 8·00 a.m 4404 utossom Sunday School will tollo~ a1 10 00 a m and Worship Service at ll·OOa .m 04116 • Sunrise Ser"ce a1 MCC'R 6:30 p m. and BreaUa" @ 8 00 p m Call 861 9149 for loca1111n 04/,7 • t-rcc Sign L.anguage Classes at the Bra 1 o~ River Roltnm 7 00 Jl m 04tl8 • J·mpowerment fur I 1v1ng at MCCR Call 861-9149. 04 19 • lambda Skate Night 11 1hc oau) Ashford Slate Rink Call 9H- 58l8 04120 • Power Workshop Re,..iring Wellness at 1475 w Gra) Rcg1'lra · 11on required Call 522·6330 . 04121 • "Come Bin" Your Horn" - Hou~ton Premier pcrlormance of lhe Houston Pride Band A henefll lor Ann1se Parler Campaign tund Texas Commerce Auditorium, 601 TravlS, 7 00 pm SIS-single" si5 couple\, Lvent co .. ..,ponsored by Pride q.< Rice Oniver ... 1ty. I-or more info, call Russel @ 524·0218 or I mail II ous Tx Ba ndfi/ aol .cnm Gays, supporters rally in Austin for passage of hate crimes bill St'\'t'm/ llauuon orRmttz.ationJ, tncludmg the flnu.unn Gav and l.nhian Pnltt· 1<t1l Caunn, Pride Commitue of llou:rto11 a11tl lhl' Spellrum '95 u>mmll lt't' wert' rtprt'Jenttd at the march anti ral/v la.ft "·etkend (C'ont1nued t rom Page I) Still . conservative leg 1 ~lators havl' loudly prote!i.ted the inclu~ion of Hxual 011entat11H1 1n the hale crimes law In a ""u.lcly publ1c11eJ inter vie"". State Rep Warren Chisum (D· Pamra) went as tar as to sugge~t that gays are rcspons1hle tor the violence JiredtJ at 1hrm r hc ct1 h 1e5 llt 1994 (()(l~ place Ill scat­tc1< ll areas of the state , from metro­polttan areas 1nclud1ng Houston and Dali.ts to small cll1es li~e Midland and lyk1 The makeup ot the march on Sun· -~------'+,.'••uL11v l1 11111 a l y 11 11• r e tl ec1c d 1h e regional d1vero-;11y o f rexa ... w llh co n ~ 11ngcnts nl marchers from Lubbock. AmJ1illo Port Aransas, Waco. Tern · pie .llltl Killeen represented a lo ng with Au\11n Dal la ... , llou ... ton. Siln .\11101110 and f·_I Paso Memhc" nt the lam1ilc' of the gay v11.:t1m' carrying '1gns \\.Ith photo · graph ... ot theu slain loved one ... , Joined the marcher~ . Several rela11ve!io of 1he i;ay murder v1ct1m' aho dt:lrvered emotional 'pccchc-... at 1he rail)· Dan- 1e l Saldana, who ... e son Ernest was beaten to death hy £3Y·ha,hers in Au,. 110 la"t November, told the crowd that passage of the hate crimes bill could make o,;pare other the tamil1es 1he pain that he and h" family were going through . Other 'peakers at the rally included rcrri Richardson, prcsuknt of the I ll nu~rnn Gay and l c~ h 1a n Poll1 11.:al Caucus; Francis .. Sissy" Faren­thold and the Rev. Mel White Dianne llard)·Garcia . executive director nt the Leshian1Gay Rights I ohh> of r e~ o1 uraed non ga) Texans 10 pu t as ide any pt:rson a l pn·Judu;e' to "stand un1tt:d aga inst violence ." "You don't havt: to agree w11h us .. all )-OU have to do w11h this l'sue IS say that 11's wrong 10 l 1ll pc:oplt' he1.:;1use we di\· agrt:c Man) of the marcher\ rematned tn Aus­tin through Monda)' lo part1c1pa1e in a. 'pec1al d;ay o t lc:g 1s la11ve lo hl'l)· I 1ng nn ha te cnmes and olhcr 15,ues of concern to gay men and lesbian' al the urgrng ol I.GR! HOUSTON VOICE I APRIL 7, 1995 3 ::-·-·y-·----~~·-: · per customer I ~ Expirei, April 14, 1995 j L·-·-·-·-·-·-·-·-·-·-·-·-·-·- ·-· 4315 Montrose at Richmond 529-8000 Prescription Drug Card ..,. Everyone Qualifies ..,. Save an average of 25% ..,. One-time fee of $36.00 ..,. Use at Kroger, Walgreens and thousands more_ p~-~~~acies. ENROLLMENT FORM (Please print All information must '>c supplied for this form to be processed.) Mr./Ms. Address City Social Security Number Area Code & Phone Number ( Charge my Visa/MC : Exp.Date: or make check payable to: People With AIDS Coalition 3400 Montrose. #106 State Houston, TX 77006 ~ FAX (713) 522-2674 , You may mail or fax for m with your ·th rA IDS V1sa1Mastercard number. WI I\ Amount: $36.00 cou111" 01 • ·r" Zip FOR OFFICE USE ONLY C~ mcr Num!lcr E915 Group Nultlbcr 1010 4 HOUSTON VOICE I APRIL 1, 1995 n 1v1ra ,. MDL 28,574A' A new potential anti-HIV agent for those who are: Asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic CD4 between I 00 & 500 Less than 6 months cumulative antiviral therapy for any one agent Never taken Foscarnet b~ SIC cc_• '-' 1_1_1 BASIC BROTHERS 1232 WEST HEIMER (713) 522 1626 OPEN MON.-SAT. 10-9 SUN. 12-6 :PLAN NOW TO ATTEND ~~ EASTER FASHION SHOW AT SUNDAY APRIL 16, 8:00 P.M. Half -s ister of house speaker urges gay activism By PATRICK REYNA FOR THE HOUSTON VOICE MIAMI BEACH, Fla , Saturday, April I (AP)-·Waves of applause greeted Candace Gingrich as she urged gays and lesbians Sa1urday 10 "come out" and combat !he resur­gent polnical righl led l!I pan by her half-brother, House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Ms Gingrich, a liberal Democrat and lesbian, increasingly has spoken ou1 publicly >ince her brother became >peaker following la\l November's Republican victo­ries. "Hopefully, we can help pul an end 10 anli·gay legislat1on !hat JU<! keep> cropping up and unfor1una1ely ha> been cropping up even more recen1ly since the Republicans took control of the House." said Ms Gingrich. 28. a delivery service shipper and com­puter techn1c1an for Pennsylva­nia s Depanmenl of Educau~n Her broiher was nol lefl out of criti­cism as the soft spoken Ms Gingrich addressed the Pathways To Pride con­ference sponsored by 1he M1am1- based gay righu public information group Safeguarding American Val­ues for Everyone, or SAVE Bui she lauded the re1urn 10 1he 1996 federal budget of funding lor AIDS rc~carch, a' well as money earmarked for housing ind 1gen1 AIDS pat1en1s Funding for both programs had been removed from the budget proposal earl ier Saying "1olerance al lhlS t1me for (lesbians and gays) 1s nol enough," Ms. Gingrich called for supporl of the Employment Nondiscnm1nat ion Act. awa11ing pa.sage in Congress "Personally, l"vc never been a vic­tim I 've not been fired or not hired because of my sexual orient•· tion." she said "Bui I have ve ry close friends and 1here are instances all over the country where we know peo­ple that ve been fired, been harassed, whose lives have been turned upside down, mere ly because of who 1hey arc,. Talk about host and arch-homophobe Pat Buchanan has announced his bid to be the Republican nominee for President of the United States Ile has also established a toll-free number 1-800-GO-PAT-GO. Intended as a fundraising effort, the phone number also offers an opportunity for those who disagree with Buchanan and his bigotry to register their opposition, literally, at his expense ¥0ICE A W y Community News Publication ISSUE 76< Apnl 7 1995 Published Fridays Estabtished 1974 as the Houston Montrose Star ,.e-estabtished 1980 as the Houston Montroae voice t:hanged name to The Nf>W Voeee 1n 1 ~1 incorporatmg Ille New C>neans Crescent City Star re-established Decerrbel' t 1993 BS the tbJstonVooce 811 Westhe1mer Suite 105 Houston Texas 77006 (713) 529-8490 (800) 729-8490 fax (713) 529-9531 Contents copynght 1995 Office Hours 9am· 5 30pm weekdays Tad Nelsorvp..t:!.she Jack Leonard!genenl manager Matthew Penmnglon/productlOO manager Sid Stephens/as• slanl produciion mgr EDITORIAL OCPARl MLNT Shen Cohen Darbonne/editor Tad Nelson/entertainment editor STAFF WRITERS Vada Carroll Bob A1n•worth, Jon Hamson Javter Tamez. Glen Webber CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Andrew Edmonson. Leonard Earl Johnson. RICl>ard Mohr John Reed CARTOONISTS David Brady Leanne Franson Robert K1rt>y. Cal Meyer PHOTOGRAPHERS Steven David. Bob Thomas AOVERTISING SALES DEPARTMENT Carolyn A Larson Tad Nelson ' Galveston/Carolyn A Larson CLASSIFIEDS & PERSONALS Mike Pnnce NATIONAi. AOVERTJ$tN~, Rf PRfSLNfl<TM! Rl't9F'IOel ~_.,g. p Bo~ 511 'Nltsil'leki f\IJ 91)8 .. 12 2021 The mos! important first sicr heture lesbian5 and gays can start to seek politi~al change. she said, mu't be made by pubioclY acknowledging their homose.xualny Nobeetoll(h91fl..,. .. It"s very important for us to rematn ~ ..,~.....,..,...,..,.«WeJM 1 ~994 visib le. to not be the faceless • .P"""'""'""' ___.... .,.,,_,._ _. nameless c1t1zens that we've been Rdeortuue e.opy"'pr>OlOOl'IP'I netto..aonvoa allowed to kmd of be pushed back mto ~~~~"':~••nci'*" over the years,. . Ms. G1:igr1ch said ::-W -:,-~~=:=ct~. .- = iik....... plfSON OI dGa1. f'MJ Of flaO'llll ., .. Can't Always Find Your Copy Of The HOUSTON VOICE ? Subscribe (713) 529-8490 ~ dl!W1"191M,, ~d.nypersonOIOI 0- ., lfflel9• °' adv9tbWlg n '- Hou11on Voce • not to J)e ~ ., ...., nJicallon Of "" tena11 OMntatlOn cl MldptrlOl'IOI~ Tht ~ ;ti advtit1 :a opnorll •U9d f'8fe.n ~:, ~-=WI et!Oc)-Nmen iJt gua"ll'llM by The 'Gav Week' At UH GLOBAL, the Ga) l.eshian and B 'ex ual Al11a1u:c v.111 he sponsoring ••Gay Wee~ at the Univcrsuy of Houston from April 10- 14 . TlllS weel wilt he full ol entcrta1nmcnt and education aimed at the un1vero.;11y commun11y and the community at large Films , speakers, and showrngs of Gay, Les­bian , and B sexual lalent will be part or the tun Headlmmg the week will he a keynote address hy Dianne Ilardi-Garcia. the execut1\e dncctor of the Lesbian Gay Rights Lobby ot Texa>. Hard)·Gar· c1a has been m the loretront of the fight against hate cr11nes and 1s the state's on•y 1ul1-111ne lohh)l~t for gay and les h1an rights. She "a' recently featured 111 an article in "Vanity Fair .. maga .. 11ne on hate crimes m Tex.as and 1s cur· rent!) lohby1ng the Texas Legisla· turc to pass hate crimes leg1slat1on. She will be 'peaktnj! on Monday. April 10 a1 7·30 pm in the Univer\lty Center llou'\ton Room. on the UH Campus Other event\ th1' wed. include a coffee hou'e on Tue-day night, April II, fea· wring gay and Je..,h1an poet\ and open m1c, at 8:00 pm in Oberholtzer llall. Rm. JA on the llll Campu'; a presentation or "fhe !lunger." staring Cathe ­rine Dcneu\'c Susan Saranc.Jon. and Dav1c.J Ho"' 1e I'-' ice on Wednesda) night , April '2 rn the Un1Versui Cen­ler Pacific Room and a Performance ~ ghl featuring Gay and I esbian Tai· e'll on Thursda) night April 13 Also, plea e J01!1 the: ~tudents ol" the l'n1ver· Sil) nl Hou-inn al R ch·s , 2401 San Jac- 11110 on I ru.la) Apru 14, as they "'''n· 1111uc the cclebratwn of GAY WF: I.K 1 I ,, I lllll 1 t• 1 11 f1111n.lf Ill n c.: (In l<lc.: I Ruhen ( an1u at 743 75'9 Dizinger Photography Class R1charc.I ll1nsen of 1he Hou~1on Cen­ter tor Photograph) "111 teach a free, eight "•cl photography class for the D111nger J·oundat1on. beginning April 24 Clas'c' meet Monday and Wedne>da>, 5·30-7 30 pm. Panic 1pant\ need a basic, 35mm single-lens rC'flex camera him dark.room and other supplies are rirov1dcd by the D1z· inger Foundation To regis ter. call Clifton Hazelwood at the Dmnger Art Gallery, 527 -8490 or 522-8660 10 reg l\ICr Po1tery classes wllh teacher Jan Knight begin April 14, 12;00-3:00 p.m. and will run for two more Fridays . l·ram111g classes are also being planned. Catt the above number 10 reg ­ister or for more 1nformat1on, 'Positive Choices' Classes The '"Pos111ve Choices ·· Wellness Program. a consortium ot local AIDS scn·ice ageni;:1cs 1s offering tree reg ­ular classes 10 discuss oplnrns for 1mpHnin1 BnJ maintaining the heahh of III\'+ 1t1d1v1Juals These classe~ pro\tc.Jc v11al 1nforruaiion ro help people cop111g with lltV/\fOS 10 address legal l1nanc,al and health issues hefore their situatrnns hei.:omc t:flHS Th1\ week, the Wellne~s Program Vrlll feature a panel of experts. addressrng "llIV1AIDS I·1nan<1al Issues" on Tuesday, April II . The worbhop will focus on nrgan11ation . dts.ahilit) concerns , en11tlcments. insurance and budgeting On Wednesda), March 12 Bart Loe­ser ""111 prcsenl the 111CroJuctory pro­gram, " Actuai111ng Health llappt­neS> and l ·ulf11lment , teachrng not onl) how to sun·1'-"C ~ hut how to 1hrive with IIJV/Ail>S . ThJS "orlshop " a great founda1• n for the o\·erall pro gram and can he applicable to e,·eq­one. Then on Thur>day. March 13, the pro­gram will otter another panel of experh discus"ng the issues of " HIV/AIDS Treatment Options, to help people learn the ba\lcs ot under~tanding lab test results medical approaches and treatment op11ons. as well a!> me<l1cal information rcsoun:es .. It ' s a great resource for understanding your rela· ttonsh1p with )OUr doctor and how to make the best choice"- for individual­ized therapy.' states program coor-dinawr Ban Loeser · The wor};.s.hops are open to an}tlne and tale place frnm 7 00-9 no p m al the Metropol1tan Mult1ser\'ice Cen­ter. 1475 \\ Grai Although free classes arc si.1bJeCt to cancellallon when m1111mum attenda"lc.e 1s no1 m~t RS\ P 1.s strong I) cncouragcJ (Blihough 1101 required) J or more 111torma11on ahout these or 01her well· ness programs plea!l.e conuct B rt Lol·scr al AID\ I ouru.Jatwn Hou...ton , (713) 623 6796 or ~coll Clark at Bod) Po"11ve (713) 524-2374 Loving Arms Gets PR Ball Proceeds J·amll1es a..,..,1qed h) 1he l.O\'lllg Arm\ l·ounda11011 art.• henct111ng from frnanc1al suppon ra1,e<l during the Fir" P.R Ball, a pre-Mardi Gras cele· bratrnn held b} The Ro)31 Sovereign and Imperial Court ol 1he Single Siar of llou~ton (R .S l.C S S , also lnown a~ 'The Court") The le.live ball, cn111led "A Night of Fantasy,'' included costume pres­e n lat ion>. ch cc k pre' en lat 1 on s from local busines,es, and a proc°'­s1on of The Court•s royal monarchs l·ounded nearly 30 yea" ago m San Fran­c 1sco, The Court primarily combines 11s co rnmunity involvements wuh laughter, camp and pageantry Proceeds ra1set.1 hy the evenl enabled the organ11at1on 10 present the Lov ing Arm> Foundation with a check for $3265.62 .. Becau'e of the generou' ~upport of organ11a1wns such a~ The Courr, we arc ale ro 11npnwe the lives of many children and families affected bv AIDS and lllV," -aid Audre} Gas · s;ma, execu11ve director of the LO\: · ing Arm!\ J·oun<la11on . .. We couldn ' t eu~t without this love and support •• I stahli;hed 1n :993 , Lnvrng Arm' J-'oun<lat1on aims to improve the ll\e~ of AIDSIHl\'- 10fec1cd children and their fami11e.., through counseling , legal ad\.·ice, <lay care emotional sup· riori. and riastoral care ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE HOUSTON ICE 11.CL AOOS'OC HOUSTON VOICE I APRIL 7, 1995 5 TEXAS AR, NC Air Conditioning & Heating Specialists 880-4629 ~¥Ev: - All WORK FULLY GUARANTEED - lllSA Proucly Serving OlJ'I Conmnty Over ti Years' W' ~ TRAVEL POINTS Your Full Service Agency APRIL 23 $10 per person JUNE 1 - 4 CANCUN Player's Casino 4 nights Air-Hotel T-fers MAY - To Be Announced (713) 998-1493 $345 per person JULY 9 GRAND CASINO Kinder, Louisiana (800) 338-8404 $10 per person ~-~'"~ ~I~ I,? MOODAY 4 '0 /:3· SAlURDAY Din TOOJ'DeJ - 8pm .. &I, SUPER S1VW ~ $+ entry I bar inarches pot Hosted by Rmanne lee Gift darts • shot! Lem m:f jamje Lennm TIIURSDAY with TWO special guests. Weekly Talent Search Showtime at lOOOpm hosted by Miss Blcchus o, SUNDAY Roxanne Lee Lo9e. c.ash prizes for lat & 2nd. Let Cllef Paul tease your Sign up lOpm I Show at 10'..30 tastebuds. Around 3'30pm. Beer, Wine, Set-ups 523-0030 12noon - 2am DON'T FORGET TO ASK ABOln' OUR BmTHDAY PARTY CLl./8.1 403 Westheimer @Taft Houston, TX 71006 6 HOUSTON VOICE I APRIL 7, 1995 IP-FLAG Conference on H~mophobia~ education, inspiration and family values Coq rnucd fr m Page I) The evangel sl who delivered 1he opening keynole speech at t~e con· ferente was Jane Adams !"Janie ) Spahr l~e open!) le,b1an mrn"ter who was at the center of a prominent contr vcrsy 1n the Pre'iob) ter1an Church from ,991 93 . In her addres>, Spahr sought 10 expose lhe per'a'ive and desuucuve effects of heterosex­um in the Amertcan cu ture Those effects are par11cularly devastat mg when they come from religious 1nst1tut1ons and fa1lh commun1- 11es, she noted Hetcrose.x1sm, or the promouon of heterosexualtty as the only accepta ble sexual or1entat1on .. Has system1zed fear. abuse and violence against us. our fam•I) and friends • u keeps us and our families in secret and perpetuates a system of denial:· Spahr told the crowd Homophobic churches and o;;;oc1ety have kept many ga} and lesbian people tucked in guilt ridden closets of their own making, by smother ng them in neg· auve messages and m1s1nter­pre1111ons of B1blrcal Scripture. Spahr suggested 'Many churches pcrpe1u11e • 'bad perso'l' or ahom- 1nat1on• mental­lly s1on .. from the trap pings pre1ud1ce chrough the pero;;;l'.;t· ence of honeq , open and out gay men and le"h1ans who refuse But "h1le gays and 10 accept the ltes esh1ans often accept the def1111 t1on ot theH 11.Jen lilies as unnatu· rat the ver) word" used against them are the ~ame label., long used 10 malign the torce'i. of nature, Spahr porntcd out ... We arc called my~tc rious, dark. "en- !·amity and friend' of gay men and lesb1· ans share the respon· s1b1l11y of re-edu · ca11ng, Spahr and other 'peakers opt· ned 11 the P·FLAG conference And while the organ1za­t1on •s members know they are still Human Rights Award winner Wulev !loWlmming against Beard the tide 1n the main-suat. perverted and uncontrollable," she said The good news, according 10 Spahr, IS that when gay men and lesbian~ come out, they have the chance 10 prove the sy.\tem11ed m1,1nformat1on wrong and hclieve 1t or nol, this can be accomplished. She in•pired the aud1· en..:e wnh her stories of •·conver-stream , they arc also aware of an important factor : some­times, peers can provide a more effec­tive voice in reaching those who are confused . Other gue\t~ at the t:onfercncc included former Portland, Oregon Police Chief Tom Potier (and proud father) and his lesbian daughter, Katte. also a police officer: and for ­mer pres1dent1al adviser David Mixner, and Cheryl Weill, a sc1en· ust whose field of research expertise 1s sexual orientation biology A highlight nf the conference was the:: presentation of the organ11a - 11on's first Na11onal Human Rights Award for Bravery to Jacksonv11le auc11oneer Wesley Beard . Beard, honored for the great personal rish he took as organizer of the 'Stop the Hate' rallies in Tyler and East Te us' first lesbian and gay all1ance, received a cash prize of $2,500 as well as specially designed, commemo· rative trophy. Overall, 1hc conference accom pltshed many of its goals merely by bringing gays and lesbians. their parenls, family and friends, and hun· dreds of community professionals together '° interact in a mutually supportive environment Unlike the conventions scripted by the Rad· 1cal Right, "Healing the Hurt '95" was an uplifting demon,trat1on of true and basic f·amily Values . Charlie~s Breakfast ecial $2.95 6am-9am • Mcn-rri 2 Pancakes - 2 Bacon 2 eggs (any style) 00 Llllch Special $4.95 Everyday • Mon ttru Fri 11am ti? See Us For BAL.NCH Every Sattrday and &nday BREAKFAST • LL.NCH • DN£A • DESSERTS 24 HOLRS A DAY 1100 Westheimer Houston (713) 522-3332 2 eggs - 2 bacon Hash Browns or Grtts and Toast Choice of 3 Entrees Congratulations NLA:H on 4th Anniversary See you at The ~o~o ~'\, April 8, 1:30 Pool Tournament April 9, Closing Awards 3:00 Coming Soon Monday Night Pool Tournament April 23 The Complete "Minister Mike" Series HOUSTON VOIC:F I APRIL 7. 1995 7 Montrose Clinic The Board of Montrose Clinic, a not-for-profit community health clinic serving all of Houston's health needs since 1978, is proud to announce the election of Eileen Hegar as President of Montrose Clinic The Clinic will continue to offer all existing services & new services to begin in 1995: . Expanded HIV screening hours · Expanded vision clinic hours & services · Individual nutritional support clinic · Dermatology Clinic · New clinical trials · Expanded Community Services . Hope Project Call or come by our new facility at 215 W estheimer Houston, Texas (713) 520-2000 • THE LAZY J 312 TUAM • HOUSTON • (713) 528-9343 Satl.l'day April 8th Come Celebrate the Westheimer Arts Festival at The Lazy J. Saturday. April 15th, 11:00 PM ERICA'S SHOWCASE ERICA'S SHOWCASE 11PM DaRas Hill Blllrie LaCara Frankie Lane & Special Guest Sunday April 9 Lee Chardon Tuesday Holiday Tricia Blake Brandi Houston. Miss Lazy J '95 Come by and wish Happy Birthday to Dennis Morales & James Grabel Entertainment & Hors d'oeuvres 5 PM until _ .. FRIDAY NIGHT 8-BALL League Members Only Stick Around & Dance 1~. ~ with our DJ Bill GonLalez -S: l'tlOVING TO SAX .t~llAXf"ISf:O JO DA\' SAl .. E EVERYTHING IN HEIGHTS ATTORNErs HOME OF I YEARS TO BE SOLD 1112 ALGREGG APRIL 1·10 8:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. APPOINTMENTS 862-4455 :>f >N VOICE MAIL / Letters to the Editor Thanks From The Colt 45 's From JACKIE AGUILERA Vin• PrrHdtnl. Public Stn1ct Colt 45 's Walt Whitman wa' quoted as saying .. When I give, I give myself,' and It 1s in this t•ame that the Colt 45 's would like to l:lonor the tollo;,i..mg tor their giving of •hemsclvcs through the Colt 45 's ass1s1am:c fund 1-lrsl of a , the Colt 45's O\l.C an ahun· dance ' 'tanks anJ praise for lhc years of supp t rhai \Ir !GRA Virg1 Burke and \.1 ss S :iclhy Sl John have gcncr OL!'ily ... .,O\locred !.!;>On OU~ c IC .... s last vcar they both maJc our clients t~e1r number one prrnr ly, and through 11:Jeu ule,n, ye.Hs of hard w k, arid car1':lg herl!ii. \'1rg·I and Shelby rnmcd an a rr. -,s ... ommu l y effort 1hat WJS 1r..1ly momcnwus and lhankfully 1s a c.:onlln.aous "'Jppori tor our clients On bchall of those very cl enrs, 1hc Colt 45 s 110 hJmhty salute \ 1rg1J and Shelby and stron ly s~pport Shelh) ' bid :>r :l.li<s TORA and Virg 's pursu l ot Mr IGRA In add lion. rhc Colt 45's proudly tharl anJ praise the Ro)'al Sovereign Imp<".JI Court of the Single Star s c ntmuous suppnr• and most gra c.ou)ly thank l·mprcss Crystal Rae I cc I ovc anJ f•mpcror Jerry Moran for t~c hon< of c~oos1ng the Co. 45 ' s us their bcncfaclOrs and for makrng the Coll 45 s " The Impe•1al Pr01c.tors of I mprcss XI •• I his honor comrnemo r.ucs years of mutl!al respect and sup· port anJ the Coll 41\ s arc more apprec1· 811\IC c'5pec1a ly on 1hc behJlf of lhc1r cl .. nu rh.rUly, rhc: Colt 45's most ausp1· cwusl} thdnl the Houston Chapter of TGRA for then c.:unccrns and a~o;1q­iJncc m helping the Coll 45's remain in good lega Stant.I ".'lg W1 huut their tJcncvcr11ncc to insure that we had the 1ntorma11on we needed 10 continue serving the community and auisttng .H c 1e 1ts the tong 1erm losses for those we serve would have been devas· tating The outstanding efforB of the Board and the Mcmber<h1p ol TORA tn put clients' needs fint i\ commenda· ble and the Colt 45 's tip their hats in thanks for their active intere\I in, and support of the community we a ll serve Most importantly. the Colt 45's thank the community, for without the sup~ port of the community there arc no funds to activate and dutributc forms of we.come relief to those less fonunatc than ourselves 'First Step' For LGRL from SAR \H Df P.\I \I.\ (hair. It's Time T~tas We '4 ISh 1 acknowledge 1hc dccuion made by the Lesb1an1 Gay R ghts I ohby bord of directors to furn a .. nmmitlce lo s1ud) '4ays of seeking Ira isgender nclus10n in future tiate crones leg1s .at ion Whale this does nnl come c.:ln'c to meeting our demand to ht.· in<.:ludcd 1n the bi I currently before 1he legislature. 1tie1r dec.:1ston is a good first ~tep 111 Ilic right d rection and ""e ackno" :J~e 11 as 'uch We would al!io I kt 10 thank Dianne Hardy Garcia for keeping he"' word and pre:i.enting the resolution 10 the board for the r cons.dcration It was very gracious of her to O\llle our cha • Sarah DePalma, to speak at the rutty und we offer our thanks It must be poin1ed out, however that It 10ok the staging ol a h1ghl) successful protc!it at the March on Au~un IO obtain even th1' small concession, anJ this 1s uni) a tomm1tmcn1 IO 1alk about talk mg about tran,gcnder 111cluswn So although we apprcc1a1c 1h1~ llr\I \lcp, l t·s Time, Tcxa'' will continue to clo,ely monitor the LGRI. for \lgn' that their word!-. wall be 1ra1nla1ed into adiun We continue tn ~trongly urge that an openly trathgcndcred person he placed on their board ol d1rectof\ and look forward to working with the LGRI on mauers of 1ran1gcnder inclusion in the future The llouslon Voice 11.elcomes well-\.ritten, insightful and to-the-point commentarie' for our opinion/editorial pages. We also welcome "countcrpo111t" articles that represent a differenl \ iew on the issues approached 111 articles we ha\e already run. We reserve the right to edit for length, fonnat and darit) The views expressed in guest commentaries and letters to the editor published 111 the Houston Voice are those of the \Hiters. We seek to provide a broad-based forum which rcnects the var) 111g point> of view of our rich and di,ersc comrnunit). Selection for publication is at our discretion Send articles to: I he 1 louston Voice, Attn.: Editor, 811 Westheimcr, I louston, TX 77006, or fax to 713-529-953 1. Brady's Corner OPINION Gay Today by Glen Webber The Fight Of Our Lives P J Barnum was right "'hen he said 1here '"'a su1..lcr horn C\ery minute. One onl> need~ to lool at last November'"' ele<.:tlOll\ to realize that tho\e who voted tu:lteved everything they were wlJ The circus now rsn' t P.T. Bara num's "Grea tes t Show On Earth,"' but the Republican Party Ci rcus In c ity after c n y, s tale a fler Sla te, the lo ud no ise of la nds lide v i c to ries has given power to the p arty whose mos1 vocal suppo rters arc the re lig ious right The<e self ri ghteo us people's views on how life an America should be are dange rous to our fr eedom as the gay commun11y. Th eir " Family Val­ues" the me 1s the bull e t char will shoo t our community rt g hl an the hearl. Keep in n11nd our Jack of interest in the elec tion last fall has cost us fri e nds loca lly and nat iona lly Our rema in 1ng gay- t r 1e ndly e lecte d o ffi c iah must be wondering whe re is the support they need Ill '-lay in office and wo1 L for our prolectwn'l The re llg­aous right has nol onl) gained a foot· hold 10 the door ot the Republican Part) but of Ameru:a as well In cll1es anJ towns acros~ America, rhey are v.nrk1n~ to des troy the gains made hy us ~u o r c.Jcr 111 sucnglhen their powe r ha>< And how are !hey doing tha!'! By \l.:J I 1ng the hel l ou t of middle Ame r · tea . Ont• h .1 t.t• o l flower 1hey a rc at1a1n1ng direct ly '' e lcc 11on on sc hool boan.ls thing \t:arc tactll:s to attract sup p1111 thC) W<tnt w i.:hange what j, being taug h t to kids. Instead of teaching free Y. 111, ~ell esteem and life sty le t.ho1ccs w11h respon,1b1l1t1c' lhcy \\tint to program lids to he: clo,ed m1'1dcd .ohols 'Who tollo" a strict rel1gwu s ideology Included 111 rhat 1:Jcology J'i. a hcoavy an11 gay me!io ugc l'lly t~c pocr kids who" 111 need heir •~d w n t get 11 "ho will kill themselvc" bccaus.c the)· don t flt 111 Hate 1s the new tour -leuer word that won't go away anytime soon And w11h so man) elected cand idates who owe their support to the rel1gwus right. the ant1·gay mc~~age is increasing. C1t1es tha t have passed ant1·d1s­crim1nation o r protection clauses in t he ir t lly cha rt ers are now being as ked to remove 1hose clauses. With­o ut these p rotect1ons. ma ny gays will find themselves out of Jobs and homes with nowhere to turn . If you 1hink this c an ' t happen , wa it fo r a couple more e lectio ns and see the Republican s and their right-wing power base grow s tro nge r The right wing hate mongers have gained conir ol in Congress and now are on the a11ack Because the Public Broadcasting S e r v ice d a red s how the three part mini-series "Tales of 1he City" and at was a rat rng hit , funding for PBS '"' now en 1eopa rdy. Becau se rhe Na tio na l Endowment fo r the Ar ts sup­port!\ gay a rt ist and other ar11sts who approach 1l\11.ucs with an open mmd, Its continued exi\lencc as 111 douht Because AIDS " no\\ bemg touted again as a gay d"easc. AIDS fu nding 1s now in ques11on. What tan we do 10 reverse 1h1::. t rend7 For", we have to adm11 that our liberty is in question We have co accept lhat regard les' o f our economic level or family be liefs, we a re gay and parl of rhc g a y commun11y Pcrioc.J If those gay Repuhl1cans think they are going to make a d1 tle re1u.:e 111 that par ty, they arc wrong. They arc hcing used now, but when the right wing gains total control they will he th ro "' n out of the party. The haule hand needs )OU and every gay person to work for the presen auon of the gay commum1y to fight for our r1ihu to live openly and lrecly. to reg 1ster and vote and rnale sure our Vt.Hc ... s 1HC heard l"hose "'ho sccl to destroy us arc ga =img ground It 1s now or never JU5T LJ5 vJi..y Jo they c..Q.(( ~e~e .c. Love H~l'\dles? '' CHICKENS HOUSTON VOICE I APRIL 7, 1995 9 SPRJNG FOIRA GilfAWAY. $ I 19 is all it cakes to enjoy the luxury of a courtyard room at La Mansi6n del Rio. Or cake in the sights from our river-front rooms for just $159.• Whichever setting you prefer, La Mansi6n offers outstanding accommodations, a wide range of guest amenities, excellent location and an historic tradition of quality service. Our special rooms package also includes a full breakfast in Restaurante Capistrano. So make your plans now. 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SIO 95 paperback, Anchor Books, 1994 368 page>) From porn lo pol1t1cs to prose gay \Hit :ig continues to develop toward a more. shall \l.C ~ay. mainstream type though God knows a fair amount of "straight f1ct10n )eem) headed in the opposite ducccion The arguments, pto and con. over the mainstreaming of .. gay f11;11on 1s one of c'lose things over 't'il\11 .. h c,d c s cups of cate lane c1n be and are consumed ~C\Crttiele,s. the mil&nslreamtng bea~ goes on L&st s I am, the second r10vel by \1r H.1rr1s •~ a rnatnurea11ung attempt to explore a 1erruory in which few or u~ have any experience--gay, blacl urban professionals. a sub"iet of a subset of a subset. Mr. Harris deserves credit for making thJS anthropologica l sound ing study human and intercsung, and not just polemical, 1hough there is the occasional de rigucur pol u1cal sta1c­ment about gay rights or the AIDS crisis The novel's theme is "lessons on lust, loss love and life+• as demonstrated by the novel main protagonist, Ray mood, a closeted lawyer m A1lanta, who is going through the usual hell of looking for true love The novel chron1clcs his life I\ he mo..-es progrcSS1\.·cJy trom lust a torrid affair Wtlh a paranoid " straight " pro football player, through lhc loss IO AIDS of hu friend K)·lc to f '3lly find mg the hf< partner JN A WORLD OF RITUALS, IN A PLACE OF SECRETS, A MAN MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN KEEPING · THE FAITH AND EXPOSING THE TRUTH. "THE MOST INTELLIGENT, INSIGHTFUL AND ENTERTAINING MOVIE THUS FAR THIS YEAR!" ThelrN Adams. NEW YORK POST '/\N ELECTRIFYING POWERHOUSE OF EMOTION!" Rex Reed, NEW YORK OBSERVER "****! ASTONISHING! Passionate and hypnotic~ -Bruce Williamson. PLAYBOY "THE MOST ENJOYABLE FILM SO FAR THIS YEAR!" ·John Powers. VOGUE EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT STARTS FRIDAY APRIL 7th he wants so desperatcl)' During this progression Raymond ahu deals v..ith such problems as his po!tsible b1Hx uality, therapy, and coming more or Jes\ out of the closet . The novel 1s successlul m making us care about 1hc JOYS arid pains of the characters Kyle. the l'lanung New York queen, is espec1ally deli c1ous . The author is a storyteller Ju\t as I am" is a good read Mr. Harns also auempts some rather interesting effects 10 his novel l·or example. the story line actually ha., l'WU narrators, the other being Nicole. a \Uccessful straight Broad.,..ay actress ..... ho Raymond , ID a period or l:OOIUSIOO, romanced and. once. had sex 141th Nae ole s going through the same lust loss love odyssey as Raymond with t'1C' lWISl that she no longer trusts men fearing all are bisexual and tnc1itpahle of lo~al1y Thi\ doublC' hero hC'rotne format IS 1n Mr Harns· hands mucl:l less confJs ing than 11 sounds The 1wo narraiors provide a stereo vie"" nt e\.rnlS 81sexual1ty I\ a maJtH usuc Nicole cons1den, herself. in some C).lrcmc ""ay, betrayed Raymond calls h1rnscll a "\cxual mulatto,'" a nice phra,c, lo express his confusion and guilt uver what he is and want!I Though the novel makes It clear that Raymond I\ gay, he docs have twinge-. l·am1ly and soc1e1al pressures can make twinge .. major prob lems The author make' lhe 1n1erest1ng point that while gays have a prohlem "°uh commitment and Joni term I0)'4ll) bise:1:ua s must ha\.e an even g~cater problem The playing !told ts larger Tile re s a double set of rules •·v.; 111 1he rcJI me ple;ue uand up' Gosh and I 1hough1 hemg: gay was hard The novel does fJa\C some problems the main one bemg that some 1ssucis ""h11,;h :-e :addressed care ne~e"' really e\plorrd One top ... wh .... h IS SldCSV.lped IS rcl1g10n The t11le of t'1e hook 1S also Lhc tH.e uf a fotmous 1-iymn. •Ind ac:vera f the d1arac IC'rs go lO church, hcivt• prayC'r partner , anJ so forth Religion 1 .. J maJ<H par ol Southern lite, e\·en Sou1hc""n yuppies , bu1 of l:ourse those Old Tesla ncn1 •1,,Jnction!<i DO keep cropptnl? up fhc Issue •s never adc~ualcly tl·~"~ved Instead 1he characters mumble al;Jou1 ac..:cptancc and m<•ve on A second problem I) sc.x 'Sex for sc' W·lhou, comm11mcn1, which happens VERY 1nfrcquenuy, 1s described an the usua twen11erh ccn1ury uylc Sex among 1hc commuted even l I· SS frc quent. 1s descr bed ""11h words such as •·member • Perhotps such V1ct<H1 an1sm enhances the "alue of 1he re.al' c\periencc Perh"P' b .. en more c..a 1 ou'il)'. Raymond (ons1Jer chHlll)' to be the grea1cst expression ot (o\ c m the 1 age of AIDS So, IA.C have at least t"'o instance' of where loving not to say horny comm1t1ed couples e\pre'" their decpc'it feelings hy s leeping naked together without se\ Ind eed , the u\umate 'ieem\ IO be 1hc capac 1ty to . babylike , drift blis .. tull)' olt to s leep while cuddled with the ub1ect ol your dc~1re E:<cuse me"' I thou1.IJ1 only Albigensian ciders d1J su(h things Maybe I'm m1Ss1ng a major 1rend here hut I think not Finally. there are some unrcaht1cs an the hook Ravmond puts a la"' rirm part ncrship orfe~ on hold dnd t:ontnucs to collect what seems IO be dose lo a s 1l fig ure salary while taking oH hall a year 10 care for the Jyang Kyle l·~eryhod) s handsome and/or hcau11ru1 Dcsplle everybody s paunou v1r1u11'ly 11 11 1he hetcros arc 1ens111vc \l<ITtn and supporting Ohv1ously. I should have hs1cned 10 my ~um ;..i.nd hecotmc a Yuppie rhere are some •ll' ~Ukcs rn the t-iook grammar and l)'pos SomehoJy ill Anchor 1s not dom~ his/her h•h Hut that 1s a minor rr1tal1on Mr llarrts \lo rues gr<i1ceful 1y a11d ""el and he '1ad 10 j wn an1crestrng SHH) (Ed 1or s no re Aalhor I· I) nn flarr s wa\ s.chedulcd to appear m Houston for a book -signing co.,:cnl l'hunday eve ning, April 6 at 7 00 p m u C'rossrootds Market & Bookstore 610 West Al• bama) HOUSTON VOICE I APRIL 7, 1995 11 Tokyo company that fired AIDS victim ordered to pay damages By PETER LANDERS FOR THE HOUSTON VOICE TOKYO, Thursday, March 30 (AP)-A company that fired an employee because he had the AIDS virus must rehire him and pay damages, a Tokyo court ordered Thursday in Japan's first ruling on the right of AIDS victims to work. The Tokyo District Court ruling also was the latest in recent years to chal­lenge the legal rights of Japanese employers, who have long enjoyed favorable treatment on such issues as Judge precludes church from enter ing same-sex trial llONOl.Ul.ll, Wednesday, March 29 (AP)-A Circuit judge refused Tuesday to permit the Mormon Church to enter the legal battle to keep same-sex marriages illegal in Hawaii. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter­day Sarnts wanted 10 JOIO the state in defending the ban on same-sex mar­riages. Three gay and lesbian couples filed a lawsuit agatnst the state four year~ ago seeking to overturn the law ban­nrng their marriages . Preliminary coun rultng:-. :-.1ded with the couples, and the matter is <ct to be heard by the state Supreme Court in September. The Mormon Church 'ubmitted its petition seeking to intervene car· lier th" wrnter At the time, Don Hal­lstrom, the regional represen ta - 11vc for the church, said it did so because of the seriousness of the issue and its potential impact on society. "There are times when certain moral issues become so compelling that churches have a duty to make their feelings known," Hallstrom said, The attorney for the couples had argued the church's motion was filed too late and the church had no legal standing . Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt recently signed rnto law a bill denying recog ­nition to homosexual marriages made in other states. Opponents of the bill have said it violates constitutional guaran tees, and gay groups said they will sue over Utah's law 1f Hawaii legalizes \ame-sex marriages hiring and defective products. The court ordered a computer soft­ware company to pay the man, identi­fied only as Mr. A, 6 million yen, or about $68,000, in damages and 9 mil­lion yen, or about $100,000, in back pay. The company learned of Mr. A's infec­tion through a hospital AIDS test that was conducted without his knowl­edge when he was assigned to a company subsidiary rn Southeast Asia. The man was ordered back to Japan, where he was informed of his infection by the company president. The com-pany, which also was not identified, fired him shortly afterward, m Oct. 1992. "With this decision, corporate attitudes will have to change," said the man's lawyer, Tsutomu Shimizu. The decision was one of several land­mark cases to go against corporations in recent years. Last year. a court in western Japan ordered Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. to compen­sate a customer for a defective tele­vision set that exploded Yet the fact that the plaintiff chose to remain anonymous illustrated the widespread prejudice in Japan against AIDS victims, .. There's social discrimination;· said Shimizu ''The situation in Japan now is such that if his name were disclosed, the discrimination would extend even to his family.'' According to the Health and Welfare Ministry, 3233 people in Japan have the virus that causes AIDS, up from 2914 a year ago. The ministry says 889 have full-blown AIDS, and 536 people have died from the disease. IT xou're terminally ill, no one should make you feel like you have too long to live. iiZ longer to live doesn't mean you should have longer to live without. Yet in the past. if your life expcct<tncy was greater than two years, the chances of selling your life insur.:.lnl·e polily \Verl•n 't too gn·at. Until now. 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Life Partners, Inc. 6614 Sanger Ave Waco, Texas 76710 800-693-0062 COMMUNITY Exciting kick-off for Montrose Softb all League's season /"he Mm1trose Softball Sea.rn11 .ftarted up wllh same flUal RGmts /a.ft Sunday, April 1 On Sunday. April 2. the Moncrose Solchall League (MSI.) kicked oil "' I 61h year of play at Tim Hearne held (c.:orncr Memonal & Jackson 11111) Opening t.:ercmon1es were Jed hy Scace Rep . Debra Danhurg who read p1oclamat1on from the City of llous 1011 and the State ol Texas . All of this )ear ~ part1c1pa(lng teams were 1ntroduccd , including the league"~ two nc"' memhers the Monrro!'.e Inn and the \.1onrrosc Counseling Ccn1er l ·ollow1ng ,,pe111ng ceremonies, 1he 1995.season \\.3S 111 full S"-ID& wllh thi.: Compet111ve D1v1s1011 srart111g rhmJ':S otf Jn the first game th\'! Briar 1'.11ch defeJced che \foncro sc Inn 14 6 Rll sScl G.irr1son was thl· first player ol rhc seJson to knud. a ball over the fence IIe .aho led the team 111 ru1h scmcd wllh lhree Way to go Ruuel!' In till' 1,ccond g.11nc , the Mining Company lr.Aans and the llou"ilon V01cc fought Jown 10 the v. 11 111 a nail hater. In the end though, the M1111ng Company won 5 3. In the Rccreat1onal D1v1o;;1on 1 J R" l'igh11ng J·lamingos defeated Rich", Prune 5·1. Pac1tic Street held on to an early lead 10 beat The Traveler's 10-7 Play t.:on11nued wrth Po~1· 11'<1) HRH defeating Cho1 F.J.', 10· 4 . In the finale lhe Geniry GAPS dcfe;ucd the Montroc;.e Counseling Center'' Aun11e Depressants 10-4 Neu Sunday ' action cs being held at Memorial Park field' 114 and #5 for douhle headers a .. follov. .. ~ : 12·00 Rich ~ Prime vs Tr;neler"s. J R."s vs Pac1lh.: Street. 1 00 p m f'ac1t1c Sr vs Rich s Pr.me. Traveler · .,. v s. J R ' s ; 2 00 Gencry '' BRB, Briar Patch vs. :-.11n111g Co., 4 00 p.m Mrn· 1ng Co v ... M Inn JI \ '01ce ... , Briar Patch It )OU have an) quest1011' concern 111g the Montro'c Sofll:lall League . plea se call (713 ) 867 -3 9 13 Westheimer Street Festival I has green spirit, blues music Ne"' at1ractaons and entertainment ma\ rest stop!i with drrnlrng and bath· with cnvrionmental and blues themes m~ "Aatcr v.111 be mamtamed at the fes· mark che 'prrng offering of the B1An· tival. nual We\lhe1mer Street Festival nn Ont" ot the h1g draw' of this fesuval 1s Aprcl 8 9 a music art' and craft' eel accually che people who actend 1t. ehrat1011 along lower Westheimer Wcslhe1mcr ,.., known as Houston's The festival runs from noon to 7;00 premier people watching event The p m both Saturday and Sunday. To folk art1!i.ls, cralt merchants and accommodate the large turnout , food vendors representing many Wcsthctmer will he clo!<i.ed to traftu.: countrie"" and cultures Y.111 be out in hct\\ecn Bagh) and Mnniro~c lull force to pl) their v.ares among the Jhe Spring '95 1e"iva1 well dlller colorful crowds . 10 focus trom last Octoher 5 event. I est a\ II attendance ts free Fes· lhe 25th Anniversary of I arth Da) ll\·al organ11ers are reque\ltng and the !st Annual Sprrng Blues J·e"' dnnallon' of non-peri,hahle food val comc1deli. with the Westhe1mer's or mone) to aS\l!<i.l the hungry. All con~ celehratwn giving the weekend a tribu11nns will bcnefll the Hou~· h1stor1c and mu,ical theme l'hc ton l·ood Bank A one dollar donauon event '"II he celebratcng lhe 25ch '"" deliver $25 worth ol food to Hou'- Ann1versar) of the far!'t Earth Day Ion hHJd Bank Clients . The proceedc;. Celehrat1on in addition to en1oy.. from the les1nal vrlll also benefit 1ng the blue!' the community l·est1\'al organiz· During the weekend, a mix of enter- crs are donatrng one third of the prof· tainmcnt from alternative to its to We\lhe1mer area c1v1c assoc1 Zydeco will be prc~ented on four ations 10 he used to hteaut1fy the 'tage' The macn ,tage will he located 1 necghhorhood. rn che JOO block. Other 'tages will he 1 Th" event " a JOllll produc11on of located en che 300, 400 and IOOO block' 1 Samuel Rogge" & Associace. and of Wc"he1mer Fulfilling a prom EarthWorb, a non-profit fes11val 1 ... e made before the October festi · production company For more \'al. the organizers haH: 1ncorpo ~ information. or to rnquire about par rated a children·, act1\·1t1C\ area 11cipation 111 the fcst1\.al as a \·ol- 111cludm~ the l·ull .Spectrum Circus unteer, \cndor or performer please Juggling ~H.:hool anJ Jlal Nev..~on's c311 the 81 Annual Weuhe1mer Streel W1ldl1k Comp•ny !\c 1 .. ,, !\"' an1 '"""' llnclrne '713) 68R 3773 SUNDAY APRIL 9th 7 PM OYER THE RAINBOW Presented By Houston TGRA President ~ - ~ · - ~ ..,_~f! ~-" · - ~ -~ -... ;: Coming Easter Sunday April 16th 7:30 P.M. Virgil Burke Candidate for Mr. IGRA Presents CHURCH OF THI NEON CACTUS II Benefiting Colt 45's Stone Soup ¢ ~ ~ ; ~ .. p On the Patio Bar April 8th - Rainbow Ranglers April 15th - Colt 45's April 22nd Rainbow Ranglers April 29th - Imperial Court .r-~ -~ ~-~-+ ~-t-- ~ I Coming Friday April 21st LOST COWBOY BIND ? • ~ ' ~ • ~ -~ Thank You Houston from the Stat f of the BRB for your Love & Support given to Cal Moran on the 26th • ~ :- --? • ~ Come on Down and Dance Your Boots Off 14 HOUSTON VOICE I APRIL 7 1995 SAFE, SANE, & WILLING EVERY N16BT! CAGED BEAT/ MEN BEHIND BARS EXPWIT YOUR CARNAL URGES ! **Please Drink Responsibly** SHIRTLESS MEN GET IN FREE ALL NIGHT LONG! A party for men who Just can't gat enough Doors Open at 7 UESDAY 9 P.H. EXECUTIVE NIGHT THE NIGHT IS RIGHT FO A GOOD, LONG, HOT FAX NO COVER WITH YOUR PERSONALIZED BUSINESS CARD HURSDAY 9 P.H. MEN WITH MUSCLES NO COVER WITH YOUR GYM CARD WELCOME LONE STAil VOLLEnAI. Open 7 Days a Week with Houston's Lowest Regular Drink Prices 1.00 Well, 1. 75 Beer, 3.00 Call 710 Pacific Street Houston, Tx. 713/523-0213 Carf D Cansella Frida.if, April 7 9 pm • $3 cover f} virtuoso fl'JP performer with an army of electronics af his wmmandf ~ nnu Ortobtr .You remember where you heard themfirsL $riday, Jflpril 14, 9 pm • $3 cover C/hey will blow you away with the power of their Trll.lSic. ~ Complimentary Country Cookin' Mini-Buffet Every Friday Evening Open Mon - Sat 11 am-2am • Open Sun Noon-2am 1419 Richmond • (713) 529-3367 Multi-fa ceted servlce pro vider grew from ch urch-based support group B) GLE" WEBBER Houstort 1lo1el' lfousron lllVIAIDS , 1he1r lam ily and friends file rea tzatton 1hat you arc on•cctcd wnh the HIV virus ts an overwhelming experience Many q..ics 10'1s come 10 mind Where can I turn I r help? Can m) friends ~elp me deal w 1h this life changing e>per - encc'' Can m) fam· BERING '"Being HIV po" tlVC IS 1101 the end' II can be the hcgrnning of a ne\.I. adventure You JUSt have 10 make It so.'" he says I or example an llIV­ros11 ve person may be angry al 1he world and m 1ha1 anger may numb (h1m­scllih .. sel I J b) excessne use of ii} gn'e me the .sup· port I need• Will I be Judged tor becom ing pos1t1vc ""hen I ,hould have knov.n better? Thio; I\ only the beginning of the quesuons. and the search for answers. It wa' these same quesuon' that a fev. member' of Bering Memorial Un11ed Mechod1st Church asked themselves when a church member became 111 Wuh 1he supporl of Dr Don Sinclair, -en· 1 1or pastor, a support group wa ... formed. From that humble beginning. the supporc group grew into what 1s no"' 1he Bering Commun11y Service Founda11on. Esiablished in I 9R7 as a non-profit agency. II ha' grown h} leaps and bounds Under 1he umbrella of 1his toundat1on 1s the Bering Dental Chn1t. Bcr.ng Care C'enter and the lounda11on•s Supporl Group !'el· v.orl S1a11<11call~ the numhcr of pt"t'ple he ped h) this l.'.ommunll) llased net v.orl throu~h the )Cars t'So unpressne But the real stor} 1s 111 the people heh111d the numhers-volunteers and staft members who have hrought to lite the purpo\e and v1\1on of the loundat1on, and have improved 1he qual11y ol life ol 1hou,and' ot people ""h HIV/AIDS, their friends and famll} memhers The Support Group Ne1 .. ork " a 'eries ot ~upport group!'I. that meet through out the weel tor those Jcalmg With HI\'/ AIDS issues. The most prom1nen1 group 1s 1hc Wcdnc-day N1gh1 Sup­port Group, led b) lhe Rev. Troy Plum· mer, LPC Plummer" a degreed p<y­chotherap1st as well as a minister at Bering Church and group•s facoli· tator and he uses both the ,p1ritual and pS)Cholog1cal to counsel Bering Founda11on cllcn1s dealing w11h AIDS The suppon group meel\ every Wednesday nigh1 10 discuss AIDS and rela1cd issues All BCSF cl1en1s. 1hc1r friends and family members are wcl come to attend. Troy 1s a sofl·spoken man w11h keen insight into his clients' needs He offers personal coun<el1ng Monday through Thur~day for persons with alcohol, drugs and prom1scuou' sexual behavior. We help !hose people find a level ol self· esteem where they can live a qualttya foiled produc11ve life." Supporl group volun1eer S1an Brewer is a corporate executive who generously give~ h1~ tune to hoth Ber ing Methodi~t Church service pro grams and 1he Bering Founda11on , lie 1~ on the foundation'~ hoard and '' chair of the comm1uee that oversees 1he supporl group and 1he hosp11al outreach program Stan got involved with the support group a~ a charter member when his hner of 16 )ears was diagnosed a-. HIV po .. 1t1ve. Stan continues to test HJV-negauve. When has lover Paul 1ested pos1t1\.e and hecame 111. Stan sa)S~ .. I wa) hurling ver} much I felt loke Paul "a' ahandonong me I 1cnded to internal11e m~ feel1n~' It "'a' 11._e an emo11onal dam read\ to hunt The 'upport group taught me: ;he value ol 'haring feelings in a sale 'pace w11h others who shared the \amc t:ommon denominator, the IJJV virus • S1an also part1c1pate~ 1n another support group, for 1hose JIJV nc~at1vt.· people who ~hare problems relating lo being 11IV-nega1ive. The group tocu•e' on living 1n 1he age of AIDS and how 10 remain negative while having mean· 1ngful relat1onsh1ps. Chris11ne Coberly. 1he Bering Foundation's hospital and home .. bound v1s1tation coord1na1or, spends almos1 all her 11me vi"11ng pco· pie who are 100 111 to leave 1hcor home or hosp11al bed . W11h her degree 1n pas · toral counseling, her training at M D. Anderson and he reassuring demeanor, she brings to those in need a level of caring and 1nsigh1 1ha1 helps many people keep a pos111vc a1111udc while 111 "The Bering Supporl group." she says, .. ., loke fam ily, w11h the most diverse group of persons you can imagine who are able to support each other due to their common cxpen· ence with HIV" (Con11nued on following page) f Four communi. ty churches p I an joint pre-Easter worship services Communll) Go pel Church. Com­munll) ol 1he Reconc11tng Senan1. llouslon ~1ssion Church and King· dom Communll) Church will hold com brned ~OrShlp SC"'Vi1,.CS on [hursda)·, April 13 and I roday. April 14 Bolh services will hegon at 7 10 p.m al llousion M1<s1on Church I SOS ;o.;evada al Common,.eallh The Maundy Thursday scrv<C< v.ol be conduc1cd by Rev 8111 raner and w•ll include a hand washing cercmon) in commemoration f 1he washing of the d1sc•plcs feet The Good l·r•da) service wolf be a ser1es of short sermons on lhe Seven LaSI words spPken hy Jesus lrom 1he cross Mcmhers \Jf each ol the rarl!CI pallng churches "'111 hrmg their inter prc1a110n of \I. hat each ot thes.e last say in gs nl Jesus means to us tnda). The tour churches 111v1te the commu· nity's part1cipat1on tn these src­c1al services, and in the sep,a,rate Laster WlHSh1p serv1c s to he held en Sunday. April 16 h> lhc ond v1dua congregations. f•or more rnformaa uon, call Communuy Gospel Church 880 9235. Communuy of lhe Recon <II ng Servani. 462 71 ~4. HcJslon M•ssi~n Church 529·8225 or King dom Commun11y Church 862-7533. 'church and non-profit foundation share v1s1on for HIV service , support (Continued from preceding page) Anolher important part of the foun· dation'\ worl i\ the Bering Care Center. an adult da) care center. The center', director Bob Snell­grove, 1s a former architect with a Ma'ilcr's Degree in 'oc.:1al \\Ork \\ho 'a)' hi\ ohJCCll\e \\Ith the B C.C. '" to keep pc<lplc a~ health) as po'''" hie a'.;011,Jtng e\pC0\1\.e alterna t1vc' ~ut:h as nursing home' and ho' p11al .. h) U'111B a hnl1\t1c approach to care I he taci!Jty I' currentl) under going a ma1's1vc reno\. at1on pro­JCc.: t th.It, when c.:omplcte, "all meet ,ti! l11.:cn,1ng requirement' from the rexas Department of Health The remodeling '' heing financed entirely tiy d rnat1on' and commu· nit} lundra1scrs 0 1 would like to thank the community tor all their cttoru \V1thout them thl"' new t.:cn­tcr ¥<t.luld 1101 he po1.o,itile , • Snell grove ,31cJ fhe new ~enter will be open Monda} through Friday A phy\lcal 1herap1'1 and nurse "'111 he on \ta fl lO help client' w 1th their parttcular health need' In add1- 11on, meal' and 'nack' will be served five time' a day. lhe foundatton alw operate' the JU5T LJ5 CHICKENS Bering Dental Cl1n1c, the only such cl1n1c 'pec1hcally geared to the patient "'1th HIV/AIDS-and often, the only option available to ~uch c,;l1en1s tor dental treatment b) profc,,wnal' I hough the Bering Community Service l·oundatrnn '' ~cparate rrom Bering Church lhc) 'hare "ol untccrs hu1ld111g space and a ded1 CiHHlll to the ... arc and 'upport or peo­ple 1<1th Ill\' AIDS rhc t1<0 entt11e\ together ha\.e \Ct an C'\amp e of ho"" the churdt ~an take a lead<r,h1p p(n.it10n and make- a plhlll\ e <lit· lcrcn1.:c n the comrnunit). and Her rng ha' hci..:nme a model for many other churchc,· AIDS m1ni..,tr1e' Re'" Dnn Sinclatr, \COHH pa..,tor of Bering Methodi<t Church, -ap , 'The Bering Foundatton '' the hcarthcat of our AIDS mrn1<tr1"' It's the lowcsl 111 1he budge1 rc~u1rc mcn1s hecau\e of our \\1Joderlu1 volunteer,, man) ot "'horn are not mcmhe" of the church. II ha. purity becau'c there " no hidden agenda to the work of the founda­tion. We follow people through the cou"e of their 1lln.-, from begin­ning to end and help celebrate their life lee Picks Skate Tht ntu monthl> Montrose Ice P1cls ice slating get-togc1hcr 1:-. Thursday. April 13 at the Galleria Ice Rink, 5015 Wc:-.thc1mer The co>1 " 55 plus $2 tor 'kate' and the :-.cs:-.ion runs from 8:00 p.m to 10 00 p.m The rink 1s also open to the general puhlu..· I ooL. tor the ""lee P1d.~·· ~•gn 111:-.ule the tnrrance l·or more informa· ,1011 or to gel on 1he free mat mg list call \ngel at ' 3 629·1432. HMBL Standings Tht Hou:-. on \1eu-opolnan Bil· l1arJ .. League reported the follo\\rng ,landings tor ~eek 11 of the 1995 \Vin ti:rJSpring Sea~on . t l) Coal11rnn (2) Jack,on 5; (3) Ou1 Cou'"": (4) 611 S11ck,, 15) Knights (6) Ripcord Rehel,, \7) Ma'1ers of the Mme'. (8) Cra!) 8". (9) BP'' Med Cen­ter Mob; (10) F J ' M"qued. (II) Tight rack>: ( 12) Su1c1de Squad, ( 13) King·, X; (14) Swux', Boy': (15) K"· :-.111' Cou .. 111\ (16) BR'.., Bottom~ rhc elc1.:t1on of ottu.;ers will be helcJ at the llt!.\I monthl) rneellng. Nomrnce' dll' prt:s1Jcnt·Dan Kalin. Dan Tucker, \11.:e president Ron Sioux arca ... urer Ste\c Kerr 'ecretan Corey Collins Greg Decu1re: \C~r­g., nt-at arm,, Dan Kahn, Raymond Ra) Also al the meeting, btd packages tor the AwarJs part) will be pre:-.ented •or a \Ole The narl\ IS scheduled to he held J unc ~~ Bowling Standings The Inner Loop Sunda} bening League ha' t!n<lcd the W1n1er Sea~on "-Ith the tollnwtng ~tanJing\ League lh.amruo1nl11p w:u '4ttn t>y Prt"'s tdenl and I ir"'I Ladies h-sh ~ Pole captured '-ccund pl.u.:l' and Swtct and Sa'-SY came 111 1h1rJ I uurth place wt·nt to Beaver' and Bullhead' A"'ards celebrat1on "111 he held at The Penthouse, Satur da). April 8 at 3 ;()() p m. Summer lea,ue begin• April 23 at 7.00 pm. (fi"t night mee11ng at 6;00 p.m.) at Palace Lane>. For league information call Tom at (713) 522-9612 The Montrose Monday N.ght Men's League reported final rc;ults of the playotfs . In f1r\t through eight place· Part} of Four, Hmdlick !>!aneuver, Nellie by Choice, 4 1\ion-Bfondes, Unh,ted 1\iumbers Gutter Gamblers, Bill" Brans and :-;aughty by ~aturc The total pm rofloff \\as "on by Penthouse Playboyz \\Uh Jim Bucks Brah and Fn:e E.as} Pieces coming m !<.econd and third Summer league begm' April 24 at 9;00 p.m ("1th first night meetmg at 7 00 p m ) at Palace Lanes For more rnformauon call Gardy at <7•1) 641 5424 The \londay :\Ile Women's League aho reported fmal ~tandmgs (or tht! 'ea:-.on 1'1th Ma)be, \1a)be ~01 recapturing the League Champ1on,h1p Second Place wa. taken b) Can't Bo" I Straight and Third Place hy Three Vets and a Vir­gin Fourth place belong' to lltghl) Que:-.t1onahl!!: Summer league begin' April 17 at 6 15 p.m at l·airlanes Sourhwa) for rnfarm111on 1.:111 Pat at (713) 437 621~ or ~aria at (713) 862- 1630 The Houston Thur,day Nile Mne" reported the Do" nloaders talrng the league champ1on>htp wuh TD2 a cJo,e <ccond Third and fourth place "., taken b) Pat & Compan) and Bo" ling lmpa•rcd Summ•r league begins May I 7 on \\ t:Jncsda)' a1 6 JO p m .ar Pala,.;e Lanes The Thur di) '.';ate Mucrs are becoming the Wednesda) Nue "1ix­ers. For more mformauon call Tom at \7131 522-9612. The monthl) Candlelight Doubles Rov. Im& will 1a&.;e- placl! ;U Palace hmC"s t•n Sa1urday April I~ ar 8 00 p m Bring a pat1ner or come aionc and wt'll find you one I ntry tee 1s Sii 00 wuh a portion going to the lcus lnvita· t1onal Tournament FundraJ'lng tffort Judge bans names of gay witnesses at murder trial VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Friday, March 31 (AP)-The British Columbia Supreme Court has imposed a publication ban on the names of lhree gay men who don't want their sex­ual orien111ion revealed publicly. The three men-a medical doctor. a civil engineer and a banker are wit­nesses at a trial in which a West Van· couvcr man is accused of murdering his former lover. could not be revealed until it was freely discussed Wednesday with the jury in the courtroom Low said the ban was requested by prosecutor Joe Bellows The judge said defense '""l•r Sheldon Gold­berg opposed it. The Judge cmpha>tzcd that be did not make the order simply ro avoid embar• rassmeot 10 the three wuncsse!>. ..There arc many situations in "Public rcvclac1on of the names of which people have to testify m court the three witnesses and of their sc~- about their own foolishness or ua1 orientation would quite likely immoral conduct,•• he said ... I do not cause them serious per$Onal harm sugge.i that the court should rou· through no fault of their own," said llncly ban publicauon of rhe idcn· Justice Richard Low. tiues of such witnesses to :save them "Their homosexuality is a fact, public embarrassment.'' not a lifestyle choice, and they have The three are witnesses at a trial in the misfortune to live in 1 •ociety which Dale Roger Paterson, 33. has which treats homosexuality as a pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-choice rather than a fact." degree murder in the death of Scott The existence of the ban, imposed Kraft, 31, who was bludgeoned and 1P'L~AV"'· 'SA'FEI 16 HOUSTON VOICE I APRIL 7, 1995 HOUSTON 2823 MAIN ST. ~ [7"'13) 1522·0000 t PULSE • VISA l MC•AMEX r'£W BEAR ART-ON-DISPLAY BY MARK Af'DFEW YEA! PARTY! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! The PLfifiT HOOSE Specials This Week Spring is Here! t Z Dz. 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Houston Vo1Ct HouHon There I' an urgenc) to \.1lllenn1um Approaches Pan One of" Angels in Amenca," the a\l.ard · wrnnrng drama b) Ton) Kushner Louis Ironson, one of 1he less appealing characters says. rcla11vely Ille in 1he play "\\hat AlllS sho"'s us 1s the lomus ol tol crancc. that s u •s not enough IO be 101~ era1ed. he.ause when 1hc shu hus 1he fan you find out how much tolerance u "orlh -no1hong Louis' words exemplify the intensity of Kushner's passion, tor though his epu.. \\Ork toul:hes on man\ themes 11\ suh111lc • i\ Ga) F·a;11as1a on !'tat1nnal Themes .. " 1nd1cat1\.e ot us under h 1112 (".,.,., h l·~ 1" c ne ss W 1th po1gnan1 Ji.arna irenchant commtn 1ar} heart rending pathos ex.pert allusion and bounl1lul h1lar11y Kushner has crar1.:d the most n\,;•cd1- Me \.\Orlon ga) Arnenca ever \nd It 1s an ama1 me w rk to bcho d I he plol '' s .new hat res1s1ant 10 cu.~ si.:mma11on. but is. al lls most cs1;,en- 11al a recoun11ng of the co'lap•e or two rela11onsh1ps one gl). one 1raogh1-and Roy Cohn The ga)· cou-ple os Prior Waller (John l'ellch) and LOUIS (J seph llaj) the <lraighl COU• pie. or at least the couple composed of a man anti a woman, 1s Joe Put (David Wha· fen) anJ Harper P111 (Annalee J ef le roe>) Prior os dying of AIDS. Though he has a hemused resogna11on Ill lhe impend· ong onev11able, he os aclually fnghl · ened and a11emp1s lo balance hos tear w11h sclf·depreca11ng w11 " My problem~ are lesion," he chirp) to Louis when the fir ... t s1&n of KS appear..,, bul Proor's levi1y " hollow and quockly revealed a ... such when he a<ln11h fearing abandonment. In Prior. Kushner draws a scaring p1c1urc ot the agony of AIDS No qu1cl. mcrc1fu1 death.., here bul ra1hcr the hcg1nn1ngs ot painful, v .... 1ous demises that shred any vestige romance from dying, particularly from AIDS l _outS " a man al odds "'llh himself. lie fuulely auemp1s 10 come 10 terms wHh his fear of illness m others-a deaihly fear which will lead Louis away from Prtor when Prior needs him mosi Ana­lyllc and on1ellec1ual. Louis desper· ate_ly rat1onal1lcs h1~ incipient ac11on. tn absurd philosophic argu· menb. as ... ert111g 1hal the ••neo-llegc­ltan positivist :-.en c of con..,tant hi.., lorocal progress 1ov.ard happo 1 ness .. doe n't alway:ri. allow room for '1ckncss Yet he ne\ler dcn1e~ the uuerly reprehcns1hle nature of the act he ponden and then commits Joe 1s a dutiful, honor hound clcrl at a federal appellate coun. Joe n~. 1n effect. s)'mbolic ol all the value' lhat were supposed to he good in thi' coun· try. But he 1' also lrnmo..;e\ual and vehement!)' wre ... tles with his orien tat10n, \tating he has .. fought . "1th evtr)·thing I have, to 1.111 it_" Joe as also trapped in the throes of a tailed mar· riage, a 1a1lure which occurred in no small pan hecause he is g3) and can'I provide the warm nurturing rela· uon5.oh1p to his wife 1ha1 she (as do ah decen1 spouses) has a roghl 10 expect Harper 1s a woman adrift Oeipondent because ot her loveless marriage she finds solace 111 a vallum add1c11on. an affl1ct1on \\ h1ch plagues her wnh hal lucrnauons llarper. too, denies the trulh she lnnws hoping lhat ·com pan1011~h1p and love and pro1cct10n and safety from \\hat's out 1dc" will he hers Roy Cohn (lames Black) " a lriglH<n- 1ng representation ol the llarlc!SI aspec1s of the Rc-agan years Cohn 1s accurate!) dC'f'llCted h) Kushner as a man of gargantuan ego who rel! hcd •n his connel.:llons and l11s. ah1hty to male c-r break pollllc•ans and judges Cohn 1s m the very tY.:1ltght ol his carec"' and he "'II gu do"n togh11ng holh AIDS and dos· barmenl prol.:eedings Moreover, in Cohn. Kushner depicts the plight of the ga) community as H wai; un)uccessful in gah·an111ng the adm1n1stracrnn 11110 action against AIDS "Homosexuals are men who know nobody and who nobody lnuws Who have 1ero clout," Cohn rails The unm1s1akable analogy· no1 having poltt1cal musde . the gay commu n1ty was ignored Kushner's clout analogy 1s only one of many. Indeed the playwright uses v1r~ tually every literary device with which I am familiar: foreshadowing (lo1s of 1hal), parallel,.m, me1a phor and references that are h1stor1 - cal, cultural. l11erary and rellgwus The metaphors are the most powerful and they overwhelmingl)' are corre· laied 10 AIDS Well hefore I ours on introduced. in each ot the first three scenes of lhe t1rst act. Kushner alludes to the plague In scene one. a rahh1 eulo g 111ng Joe's grandmorher says, "'soon all 1he old "'II t>e dead," and lhe anal­og) os crystalline In lhe second scene. Cohn, arguing with a client about missing a court date, say), ••1 have clients in lla111 ," and Kushner pock> 1h" par11cular geographic loca11on because of its notoriety \. l:o.· a-vi> AIDS on 1he early day' ol lhe cmos pos~1hly fnrctell111g Cohn's 101;11 1: nenl alf11c11on . And on 1he 1hord scene Harper, immersed in one of her hallu: c1nauons, observe' that "thing:-. are collap"ng. SY>lem; or defen>e giv­ing way ·· words often u ed to deSl:rtbe the immune sy~tem·~ destruction (Con1onued on followon& page) Part I of 'Angels' at the Alley an a1nazz.n g theatrical exp_erz_e_n_c_e~~~~~·~-~---- (Cnnt1nued from preceding page) fhc rarotllcl1sm IS most ohv HISI} lh l hie 1'1 the IWO 01!i.1111cgr nng relat nsh1ps 1he wrcl h~dness and I c. l of honor I t "" I <'u1s a 1d Jo&: an •he feel- 11 s of ahanJ n­mcnt v. h1ch Prior a •d llarptr have m c1.om non It 1s the slew of ret crenccs how C\Cr '"'"h1ch arc Kushner pointedly states that there "'ill he an ac1.:ounting for all SlllS rhcre arc maqer lul performance' from lhe ent re cast John Feltc~ ha- • coy a~d d1sarmrng though not overpov.. crrng, f"cminrn1ty as Pr1 r Feltch exudes a suc1.:ormg contentmc'lt, an 111J1gnan1 rage and a "tllow) amaze ment U1~ perform ance 1s ~u!iotained and tOU\.:hll1g 1110\1 pcnJSIVC There are over a Jo1cn mentions to "-Oil' and 'ltars ot JameJ Blacl.. d.f Ro~· Coltn tn "M11lenwm Approtuht's" Jo!ieph flaJ ha., an alla~I) analy1ical film and theater Kushner "s own haclgroun<l pro\.·llks a trove of sourl:C\ tor Jev..ish references throughout the play, and his fasc1na­t1on "1th Mormonism position<.; ll st1011gly in ·~1llenn1um l\.,1shner uses methods hoth tried and rcl111vcly untesti:J 111 1yrng his char­a. ctcr!r. together I ou1s a' 11 so hap pens works an the same courthouse as Joe Joe ""alks 111 on Lou1:s in lhe halh room "'here s he 1s Jahhing at croco dile 1ea!s 1 he 1wo exl:hange pleasant nes and apologies tor the awkward m•>111en1 I 1 Ila· hrief discourse. Louts re\cals his a'sumpturn tha1 Joe 1s gay. ·\n a .. sumpt111n he aftirms with a peck on the died.. even otfter Joe denies being homosexual, and a base 1s laid I tu: JuJgc 101 whom Joe clerks hap~ pen .. to he 111 the lt1p pocket of Cohn and Cohn otlcrs Joe a JOh 111 Wa\hlllgton, I> C wor~1ng lor lhc JuSlu:c Departa mcnt I wo other characters enter the .. tor} lhrough the dynamic C\ents occurrrng 1n hdth rc1at11>n hips Bef11e (\11cl1Jc~ \tel lro.)) 1s Priors former Jt,\Cr and a now a good triend A no·non~ sense ~uccn, Bel11e shov.s great r.auen\:C v. uh hoth Prior and Lou1 .. , vet Ii llt" IOlt•rancC' for \\.tl\\\.ard heh~\ 1or ltnm either and she has arri\.·ed to otter c.ire and l:tHnlort to Prior llannah 1'111 (llctlye F111patricl) " Joe .s nwlhcr. She has a salt-of 1he earth prescnl:C with a stern. rna1ronly J1 .. p11 .. 11ion She goes to New York when Joe 1nlnrrns her that he 1s gay Perhaps the hcst pan ot Kushner's s11uc1u1c a 1c the dreams and hal luci nation,, Prior and Harper share one iogethe1, 111 which they aho share the 'thn::shold ot revela110n." and tlu:1chy reveal a ptclS of each other's lives. Harper's halluc1nat1ons are gen erally haunted h} Mr l.1e• (Mcl:l­rt. 1) ). a s1111stcr travel agent who guides llarper through her dream­scapcs Prior·s Jreams at first consist nt a mrlhllullUS voice. hut eventu­ally 1n .. ·oh·e appar111ons of two ancL·s1ors Prior • (Whalen) and Prior 2 (Bl~1ck) .. re prwr Prior Walters, who v.erc bo1h \·1c11ms ot plagues from their own 11mc pcrim.ls ('ohn'., halluc1na1ion 1s by tar the wor .. L lie mu't lace Lthel Rosenbe rg (l·1t1pa111ck), and ycaf' earlier Cohn had been 1nstrumcnta l 111 ensuring that Ro\cnbcrg had received the dea th penalty lier appearance 1gn1tes Cohn's stubhornnes!'i and bravado, hut she 1~ more than an 11lus1on of 1he pa!l-1 come IO haunt the prc)cnt. She 1s a harbinger of irrevocable change • 1t1~1ory u about to crack wide open. .\.1illenn1um 1pproachcs" And Jemeanor a' Louis Though the torment he cxh1h1ts seems somewhat lorced, llaj more than coma pcn\alcs with a .. alutar} run through l.ouis· ramhllnl!J: rat1onali1ations and lamcntahle aclnowledge· men ts D;ntd Whalen g1\CS a sterling per tormance a!i Joe He does a stunnrng 1oh "'uh Joe's 1nteract10'1s w11h Harper. nHn 111g horn pertunctoq concern to ,elf-ri~hteous denial to anguished a<lm1ss1on As both the nl!'fartous Ro) Cohn and the ehull1ent Prior 2, James Black 1s remarkahle Blacl ha' an explo~1\.·e \tage personalll} that erupts in f1re­hrand po>turing, and he ~rill1antly cap1urcs Cohn s undiluted arro­gance Annalee Jctfcric" ts hypnotic as t he d1s1raugh1 Harper At t11ne~ lacl111g in stridency Jellcr1es neverthe­lc" d"plays an 1dc1111tiable rcsol\'C 111 her otherwise elhereal charactcritall n. M 1chacl Mel lro) has a grand el an., the chull1cnt Helll'e lie performs w11h un.aha~hed panache and brings a J1stinctive tam11lar11y 10 hlS delightful role D1rec1nr Michael W1lc;;on •~in top h'rm w11h this production . He a.tutely place, empha>1' 1n all 1he right places: Cohn's unbridled rage, Bel12e'' giant flourishes, Pnor's de ... perate p leas. l,ou1.. con11nu1ng guilt. lfarrer's .. pacey monologue!"., and Joe's \lo1c moralily are all vividly el1c1ted from the players by Wilson. Most 1mpo rr a n1ly Wilson dne..,n't over dramattlC rhc worl (whu.:h c.:oulJ eas 1ly be done). Ku,hner" play " rile with humor, and Wilson doesn't miss a s111· gle line 1n 1hat regard "M1llenn1um Approaches" 1~ a magn1t1ccnt drama, but one thing ll most certainly 1s not 1~ a complete work_ Thi.. is deflnllely a part one, for M11lcnn1um - has no finality whata soever. The closing line~ ••Greeta ong, PropheliThe Great Work begin•-' fhc Messenger has arrived,' clear!) portend much more to come An~. !hough 01111 hall a play, "M11lcn­naurn ts Un'iurpassed as drama Mark this. before lhe rnlllenn1um has arrived college students everya where will be analynng thi~ iext. pro· v1d1ng 1he1r own rns1ght and rnterprc· ta11on, and they will he dorng so tor generations to come, that ts the 111 .. er_ary s1gnlf 1cance of thno work-it will be a tool of 1n,truction, a model of superior theater ••Miiiennium Approaches•• 1i, a trcmendou~ ex.pc .. r1cncc, and I urge you wuh trembling pleasure to sec th" play. h's the great­es t theatrical work of the lasi half of this century. Bravo! 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Are you interested in This Nutritional Product? or Becoming a Distnbutor call: (713) 578-3744 (2A.hrs) 18 HQUSTON VOICE I APRIL 7 1995 EP AH packed 'em in for Leather and Lace; Joe De Rosa is Mr. Prime Choice '95 one of all' Jim Wans reccrved a .. camp·• title from the Court · ·Eter· nal Supreme Concu­bine to all the Arm1e' of the Realms' .. and Go Fig. the almost winner of the ' Slut· Pig" of the run went 10 David (Miss) Roberts' The pool party at Club Houston was one of the h1ghllghts of the weekend' Congrats to the River C11y Outla"'' and the Texas Rene· gades1 Congrats 10 Dot and Jea~elle on their 25th will not have their usual Saturday afternoon dinner and movie~' But lool for them to return ne:\t weel 1 The NLA ll "s run continue.;, at Mary'<, naturally Breakfast " at 10:00 a .m The Super Sho" al E/J'' lh" "eek boa;1s the talents of Naomi Warwick., Sivi Ross Rochelle Steven>, and Lore11a Lick The •how starts at II 00 p m. Erica'< Showcase al the Lary J tonight features the lalents of Dallas Hill, Bunnie LaCara, frank1e Lane and one secret special gues1 1 The ~how starts at llOOpm Wmnt'rJ and htuts of EPA H's ~th. annual Lt'ath'r and Lart' ann1versar)·' Back by popular demand, "'Pr1sc1- lla, Queen of the Desert" will be 'how ing tonight a1 the River Oaks 3 at mid· night There will he a costume conte~t with prize~! E\eryone in costume gets Houston Soap. Part 1 in free? Call 524 2175 for more info 8) C \ ROL' :0. LARSO'\ l/ou~on \<'out' Houston. \\'~al a week 1 The l·xccu11ve and Profe>Sional ABOCtat1on ol flouqon's !EPAHl 8th annual Leather and Lace pa<ly thlS past Saturday n1gh1 at Pacific Streel was packed' All you needed lo do IS pour on the CnS\:O and $ltde m! At press time. the money was st1'l being counted I shoald have a f,gure by nexl week' Congrats to 1he DC\\ \tr Prime Choice 95 Mr Joe De Rosa [ vcn though the contest \\as smaller 1ha1 ..isual. O\ler S2 000 was r11scd 10 lick of~ th s years fund ra1S1ng cftorts tor local chart tics Don Gill raised S26,000 in 1he n3me t \[r Prime Ch ice last vear' The ~!ontrosc Soflba I Le 1gue had 1":1.c1 pen ng day fest1v111cs this pa~t Sundav There "1., a11 Jntr(ldlJC 1 on ol all al tea.n(j' fhe le gue pla)S on Sunda\S al the fun Hc•rne Field II y u \\ould. 1kc more inf . call I cc al 75 J Z588 I an s Cabare. had a I 1d1es' Only"' n1 hi 1h1S past Saturday The •.-ponsc "'•s so grc1t. lhat E an·s w 11 lit:. hav ng danc rs for 'A ome ~ ""'Y again • n Apnl 22nd Keep y ur ey~s open for this all tem1I .. revc..J mg "how Th- Supe Sh1." al E J's thlS past Sa1ur da} 1s 1hc buzz of the comm•nllY this wecl Br111any Paige hosted , "'1th spe~1al guest \'eron1ca De Vore . Van­essa Ra)c and special gueq , !'-11~> Aus un l'SA , Lauren Ta)lor I 'm 'orry I mtssed this one' Also 1he Ralph Street awards v.:ere presented earlier '" the evening lhghllghls are. "'The Ama1- 10g Hand"-Paul Ste"art ' "'Cri11c of the Year"-Patsy Recline; "I did "hat la~t n1ght? "-Tony Vacarro. "'Scro­oge A"'ard"'-Pal'Y Recline ; "'I have a tear in m' beer"-Reno. "'This IS MY Stool" BBQ Joe ; "'Favorne Strip· pcr"'-Denn) and "'Bartender of the Year" - Lulu The'° are JUSt some of the categones' Congrats to all the new T11le Holders'" The Double Dime Ann1ver<ary Run last weekend "as fantastic The new MR Renegade IS Carolyn (No, not me') of the I-lying w ' s out of Dallas I Out of 9 con1es1an1s she wa. the butchest Rn Gr/I of WCCR prtunrs Bob R•> n~rson a c~r11/icau of htgh bid al MCCR s choir auctron Cong rats to Linda and Pats) on their nup11als? Congrats to Duane and Jim fin 1heir nup­ua1s1 Friday, 417 Reg1s1ra11on for the Nauonal Leath,,,. Association.Houston'~ 4th Anni­versary run weekend !'.tart ... tonight at the Venture!"@ 9:00 pm. There "'II be ... ockra1I parues, food, and well . run­fun! The Penthouse 1s ~erving dinner 1001ght and tomorrow n1gh1 <1ar11ng al 6 00 p m Be sure 10 call tor reserva­tion~ to gel one of the be!.t "1ews m to"' n. The Boy Toys strut 1hcir stuff at Gentry The Rainbow Ranglers will be guest bartend1ng on the patio of the Brazo!i> River Bollom 1on1gh1. Stop in and see these dancin · fools boot, scoot , and boogie to get your drink order! The Gull Coast Bears meet Ulntghl ar the Venture-N in the up tairs har. Stop JO and check oul what ha< cra,..led out of the dent 1 Don't forget that Genlr) has power hours. w11h SI 50 well drinks and domestic longnecks from noon until 5 00 p.m Whal a great wa) 10 •p<nd a Sat urday afternoon Also rnn1ght, Gen· tr) cucnds Happ) !lour pr1ce< unlll Don DoKdtn ~.\IC) . . \tr Pflmt Choll~ "9.~ Jot Dt Rnsa, runnu up Jury Mor1n and B•n Moore (.\IC) ar thr Ripcord 1on1ght oiar11ng al 6 00 p m. Oh, bab), oh' They strut 11. shake 1t and wave It until 2 00 a m.' Leora Said is performing at Cafe Mai· son tonight and 1omorrow night start· ing al 9 00 p .m 'Fem 2 Fem" are hack in Hou,1on See the~e sexy Femmes at J .R.'s tonight at 7 :00 p m This " a special happy hour appearance' II " a warm-up for the photo ~hoot and auwg raph party at Heaven that s1ar1s a1 9 00 p m. and their per­formance comorrow night at midnight al Heaven' Don t miss these sex k.inens as the) he1p rat~e money for the Le<i.b1an llcahh ln111a11ve and the 800 Pac1f1c S1ree1 bmcrgency Fund' Don't miss 1h1~ show' Fem 2 f·em are Scandalous' Carlo Cansella 1s a pop performer "'ut­an arm) of electronics al his command lie 1akcs 1he stage al the To) Box 1on1gl at 9 00 p.m There" a S3 cover charge. and I hear "°orlh ever) penn) of 1t1 Next week. fhe Sew Octoher., will he on stage Or. 1! ) ou are J.USl a happ) hour per: son . chccl out the tree countr) cook in mini t>ullel every h1day al the Toy Bo" G 11 I:• arc served about 5.30 p.m Satu rday, 418 The Wcsthc1mer Street fernval " 1h1> wtck:end' Remember not to Inter"' Saturall), Mary's " having thetr mfam(luit. ~nnual Rl'«'f Tor Rev11!-A ~':11le the Wes1he•mer Street fcsuval is happening The sho\I. run' conunu · ously from I 00 p m un11l 6 00 p m • both days Because of the crowd Mary's 10 00 pm. That ought 10 get you "armed up for the Bny I oy Janee rs that take the I stage al 10 00 p m. Tonight on KPIT 90 I FM, G1g1 "'II present a segment on Dyslexia and I A11en11on Deflc11 llyperac11v11y Disorder and how II affects the gay lesbian commun11y. Michelle wtll prc•en1 a segment on "'Queer Youth .'' And, 3' always. there will be "Queer ~us1c·· and information that 1s a mu't for the Gay and LestHan Coinmuntty. Chance._ l!i having a .. Beer Garden" for the Wcsthc1mer Street fesnval There wall he 11,·e muis1c on s1age before and after lhe Mar)"S roof top review I hear rhc f·rcds and Susan Maser are JUst a c. upk ot 1he performers. Sunday, 419 Thl Sunda) OVERLOAD parties at I Pacli1c Street arc ho1 ... ho1. hot? There 1s no cover for shirtless men all night long. Also, there " no cover lro'." 7 00 p.m un11I 9 00 pm If )OU JU•l can l party enough, head IO Pac1f1< Sireel There is a dart tournament tonight at Pa<l Time . fhe huy in is S4 and the bar will match the pot Time to shoot' Don ' t forget that Mary·s opens al 10:00 a m. every Sunday I he~ have a continental brea}..last The dance floor of the Bra1<'ili River Bottom ""'II he ··some\\-here Over 1he Ra1nbo"' tonight as the President of the Hou>ton chapter ot TGRA ho~t• th1' fundratser. Be sure to gll there early and I Tommi~ RoSJ Mu.t Gav .'\'ational and Black. V~/\ rt. Mus Ga't' //ou1ton enioy >leak night on the pa110. Hot hunk> of beef al a very reasonable price Can t beat 11! Tonight at the Venture-N there l!<io a tun fundra1>er The " Jatlhou<e Rock" features 'Gel Out ol Jail l'ree" card' and 'Warrants for Arrest· Th1!ii 1s a fundraiser tor Children w11h AIDS . Please come out and support this wor· thy cause' There rs a celebrauon of Ide 1h" afternoon of a life-long Montrosean, Jean Blakew3) Join her tr1end• this afternoon. 1 ·00 p m at Gentry for a farewell toast. Texas' biggest beer bust,. back' The return of the S2 buy-in and 25C reflll' are back at the Montrose Mining Compan) starting at 4 :00 p.m and going unlll cJo,ing' Monday, 4110 Watch this space' I'll he announcing the return of the Ripcord s Monda} n1sh1 pool tournament !ri.oon' Keer your e)e' open Things a1c changing at Past 1'1mc Tonight 1he) ha•e tree poo l all n1 g h1 long Be sure not to get }our ~hootrng hands too messy a., you cn1oy the ln:c BBQ Chicken There 1s a ne"- party on Monda~ ni~hts al the Penthouse ""Drop Zone" IS turn mg out lo he one ot lhc city's ho11est par ties in be at on Mondays1 I he doors urc.m at 8 :00 p m "'Cllnl Plap Topless"' - •"und' Ille a spl3'hy headline 1n a 1a~lo1d! Oop<? Stop into 1he BriarPatch and ••• "hat. . I mean hear him stroke the keys 1n10 ecstasy~ Tuesday, 4111 Tonight " l.xecu1ive Night al Pacific Street. There is no cover all night long wi th your per~onal11ed bus1ne\\ card . Come on in and gel the "fax .. •· Twentysnmething'" announces a workshop for guy< who llke guys to talk about relationships safer \ex, and in11macy The workshop " lilied "Boy 10 Boy" and ,, <eheduled tonight at 7 :00 pm al Ber1ng Church , 1440 Harold If you would llkc more info, call 3 I 5·6786 Super Tuesdays are at J R.'< Bar and Grill The) otler SI domeu1c long­necb and S4 Texas '"ed doubles all night long' A /l J s s HOUSTON VOICE I APRIL 7, 1995 19 More coming events and specials; love and marriage, dirt and lies /lapP hont'\moon 10 Patsv and Linda -inntht'r llol) Unwn al MCCR (Pictured Janet Mm•,-ard. /'atruk (;. l.11mp. J 111da OK·enJ, Duane Dm·u. Glen Barnr.t ]•,,, J11Hu an1/ Katt•• Drake) Wmnt'r Dukie Rusu/ and first runner up Shat4n lfrndon cur surrounded h\ MC'.t Dean Wa/radt and Bnon Aee'l1'f at thr Bear Contest llouston Soap, Part 2 It '' week #5 111 the \carch tor new tal cn1 at L/J'' Amateur night contei,t. Ile there hy 10.30 p.m. of you wan! 10 "''~n up to try out a new act 1 llall price day ln1gh1 al the Cluh llou,tun! Check out the cheap ways to t.t~c 11 nit . the extra pounds that t\! Cucno rucsda~' Mary'"· natu­ral y' S.!. Meet me there co till rm: 111 on all the dirt you lnow 1 Wednesday, 4112 Better hurry and catl.'.h Dyan Michaels hctorc 'he leave' town. She '' at Gen· cry to111gh1 hosting their weekly pen- 1lt!' t!'\travagan1a aka a male strip contest. Dyan really knows how tn get those gu) s 10 take It almost all off The conte\l start' at 10 30 p .m., hut get there early to get a good chair' Roger J\ al the keyhoard at the Briar· Patch llt:all on down lO the HP and lis­ten to hi\ great way ol t1cklrng the 1vo r1c~' Hears Night Out• at the Montrose \11111ng Company Domestic..: long· llt!'cks arc only a huck. and chere is free p111a on che pacm at midnight! Thursday, 4113 C} Brcn ... on '' on stage tonight ac the Pen1hou\e She \larl\ al 8·00 p m "Chai •nd Chew" w11h the Royal, Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Single Siar Mee! up wuh the guy' and gorh ol 1he Court al Gentry al 7•00 p Ill Open Mike n1gh1 "real ly catching on a1 1he Toy Box There is everything lrom muc..1c1ans, vocalis ts. come­d1Jn\ , hand\, and well you can see JU\l about any1h1ng !here Check oul this new and cxcll1ng way to spend I hur,day noghl\1 There is a weekly talent search at Cluh 403 ho-ied by M"s Bacchu' II , 1 Ro\annc Lee l.ove. There are cash pr11es tor I q and :?nd place\. co sign up he there al 10:00 p.m; the come\! •larl' al 10 30 pm Steak 111gh1 is had al 1he 611 Hyde Park l'uh' Only $5 gets you a ,1eak haler "1th all the tr1rnm111gs and a .alad rJ1c grill is Ill trnm 6:00 p .m. 9 oo p 111 Other Imp ortant Stuff l>o \ 1u remunhc1 Splash Day 111 Gal­ves .on·• Well, Star I 04 9 l'M "work mg on 111ak111g Spl.t'-h Da) what I\ u'cd 10 he The fcsuv111cs w II kn:k oft on M.o} 27th al i 00 p 111 fherc 111ll lood, music pame' and J"'' good old­fa hmned tun on the sun If you would lite more 111forma11on call <40 9) 762 210() llave you seen the c.implete show; ing of all 4 • M1nos1cr Mikes \how,·! Well, 1he Rip· cord ha. them and will he 'ho""ng all of them on April 23rd Mark your cal· cndars. Th is week., feature\ at the French Quarter are: "Power Drover" and "9 I 12 Inches " Tl11s week's feature at 1hc Green ­way'.\ I\ .. Priest,. It IS ahout homo• sexuallly and men of 1he cloth. I he! you could have goucn that from the title! It,, greek to mc1 Niko N1J...o's has great Greek food Be \ure IO clop oul !he cou· pon in thl\ l\\Ue to huy one. get one free! The People "llh AIDS Coal11wn ha' a prescription drug card tor sale. Tim" open 10 EVhRYONL no1 JU'! PWA's, The card olte" discount price' on all prc\CflfHlon drugs at pharmac1n like Kroger, Wal· green\, and 1housands ot other!ol. Check out the ad on page 3 for more de1a1ls. Th" sound' like a grcal deal, especially for people like me who have no health '"'urance' Birraporcady ... 1~ a d1v1S1on of B1rraporctt1's that ofter\ complete catering, for both home and office. Call Harold Kelly al 961 1012 10 •el up a tea~t for you anJ your a,-,oc1alc\ 1 Sunday Allcrnoon Tea Par11es1 Keep your eyes open for your per>onal 1nv11ation arriving \oonl Tear ou1 the coupon for Cafe Anthony'' hrunch on 1h" 1s\ue Don'! JUSt mck 11 on the fridge •. u\e 11! The food !here ;, wonderful' Rodent Droppings Do I have 10 type 1r• We ll, I heller• I'd don'! wan! lO be \ucd tor libel' Ok, you know the drill , this "l11n out right he' and gossip' Take your c hances• Bollie Bailey (RSICSS): So, you have figured oul whal a can of Cr"co and red hankie' are all abou11 Was ii fun'] Pickles (The Cluh): No" I know why you were carrying a 5 gal bucket While walk111g do"'n fa1rv1ew la!i.t T>og l.1ps u lhls th' photo you heggt'd mt' not w print' week You werc giving away apples to dirty old men Whal a wa) IO pock up tricks' Joe (BRB):h 111rue you \JI on Mo" A' knee and 1ake d1ck·1a11nn'! AND what is this I hear ahout you gettrng a k1" 1n the T room" Sieve Underwood (Heaven and J R ·,) Sn, you arc no" gelling Cho Cho LaRue'\ \lopp} \econd'! l\'exi ume keep a leash on your t.:huhh) c.:ha\· ing hoy friend! Scou Underwood (All. Source) I hear you have also been rece" ing '"Jail mail! 0 Ml\S A (BRB): I\ II true you are l'Ork mg ac BRB only llecause Vera brought you a ne1,1, gold finger! Ricky (Hang' al !he BRB) I hear )OU have a new hed partner A Bud Bund) blow-up doll' Damron (The Cluh): I hear you are s1ilf pl<1y111g w11h chH.:b~1u 1 t\l h:.uf this ume you did not have to wrap your arm' around them 10 gel them heated up! Also, what;, 1h" "Wheel of hor· iune" on your oll1ce? You mu,1 have turned the leller\ r1gh1 10 gel a ne"' piano and a bunch of new lurnllure' I Big Gary (Ripcord) Honey. I told you I would give you ont" wed. hctorc I ler your l1t1le secret our 1 l'h1" 1s a warning I Doug (Carter and Cooley)· S" 1hr bandages on your forehead are from David throwing a beer bo11le at ) ou and a mck' Al leas! 1he mck had !he good sense to duck. I guess he"'"' not 3' bog and s tupid as you 1hough11 Larry Crawford (Hyde Park Gal· lery)· You need 10 take rollerbladong lesson\ from LaMarr I hear you even grabbed a \lop "gn and 1ha1 couldn't ~ lop you! Dog Lip' (Woll Pack): Heard Condv " decking 1he hath·• Could 11 he ,.:llh Holly" April I·ool's, l.o\.c Helen' Tierra (Toy Bo>)· Why does your ballcap >ay " Thai 1> Daddy l1erra to you, Buch·_>" Rocky (Gentry) Who died anJ made you the "Hair Cr111c from llell• \liss Robert' )o I unde,.tand you \I.ere g1\lng 'h..>ls out of )our tore skm agam a fe" \\eels ago on the pa110 ol the BRB' I kno" the BRB did not run out ot shot glas,es' \.\'hat .s y(..ur l·d (I· J"') If you did no1 have'"" tHHHl man) recycling bms in the yard, the) "ould have no1 let! you a JUnk refrigerator! Stanley (The Cluh): Taken any ho! 'tea my ,110wer "nh one day \ l\Hors la1cl)., Cla\ Parler ('\o\I. of San f·ran'-·1sc.:o) Gcc, 0 grrl, }OU move halt"a} across the countr) and I \llll hear ahout )OU! 7 on a pool table, after hour'! We 'hould ha\ c !<.ent a nauon\\ 1de warnrng v. hen you lei! our Jaor Cll)' Boot- (LBB)· Ho" rnme all of )OUr 1,; mpanies are hsrcJ m 1hc IRS f1le11 us S A ~ A'' <I Hc:n \1oore· And I quote .. \\"hat I use to do all 111gh1, JI no" 1ake' all nogh1 to Jo'" Da"d (Ripcord)· So, 'omeone grahhcd ) our ne" 111 nng and n hied tor J Uay'' Ile 111u"1 ha\.C puffed JU'.11 a l11rlc hll too hard! Animal (BRB). So you Jell oft !he 3 da) wagon' I did no1 kno" you could ''a) on 11 1ha1 long on the for,1 place' Aho, Happ) 4lh anntvef'ary a1 1he BRB' Dcvu1 (Mary's) Just hecau\e 1he 11ml" changed " no1 a good reason 10 gne tor being late lor \l.Orl' Dalota You \Cammed me too' Chit (Mary'>): I hear ) ou are on puS\) patrnll Dean (NLA:HJ I hear you trnally pinned more people on a weekend than M1" Kee"'er can! Jcrr) V (Hangs a1 Gentry) Do you know 11here your puck 1s'! Ken (BBHOL): To\Song your cook­ie' on the bar al the 611 1 What's wrong honey ... a d1fferen1 brand of scotch! Happy Bor1hd3) 10 Richard Thoen We wish you luck in your mo"e to Buffalo SY We'll m1" you! \\di kid' I moll for a 'creenmg ot 1he nc" mo\ 1c "'Bar Garis .. I'll let you lno-. my reachon ncu ¥weel• Huges Cul'.'rh>lyn r.~"' sm1lo fac' MagK'' at the Hou11on \out' 20 HOU ,TON VOICE I APRIL 7 1995 DANIEL ARMSTRONG TONI A. WOMACK KEITl-i PERRY BACK STREETS Cons>go"18nt · N - AnlJQues BUYl'.'iG OR SF.LLl:\G YOURHO'.\IE CALL BRUCE CHAMBERS 768-3032 FOR All. OF YOL'.R Rf&EST ATE !'EEDS 704 Fa11v1ew (713) 521·3351 SERVING OUR COMMUNITY FOR 8 YEARS SWILLEY-HUDSON GUILLORY & ASSOCIATES, INC. ~- 1040 .,.,., Will end the confiuion ~ - i" for you. ~ 10404 ~ ~ ???~ ~ 802 W. Gray 0 ~Houston, TX 77019 ~ 526-9972 - 526-2389 Fu :~ 11% dbmmtwtthad Featuring Corporate Catering and Billing Huold A. 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" A Bed & Breakfast for Gay Men Clean • Convenient Basic Walk lO 13 gay ban, inchidrng Mary~t. Mining Company, Ripcord. Pae1hc Street J R."s , Hea"en, The 611 Sbort taxi to Venture· N, Club Hous1on, EIJ"s, Bnzos River Bottom, Midtowne Spa Roc'l's, others ALL MAJOR CREDIT CAROS -'CCUTeD Privott comfortablt rooms with TV, VCR, phont Frtt Laundry Fr•e Local Calls Frtt Parking Most Rooms $49 408 Avondale HoHIOD, TX 77006 (713) 520-0206 (800) 357-1228 The Lovett Inn Jacuzzi Suitrs · Conlinrntal Breakfast Pool· I lot Tub · Color TV· Phones Walki,ng llistanl'r to Clubs and bC"rllrnt R.,.laurants Central ).()('ation and Clo,.. to the Gallt·ria and \lt"dird Crnter (713) 522-5224 011 m 1 . 11, rx ix• dl'.XJ ' ·?i iOuuim: JI, 713/528-6700 FAX PERFORMING~ ARTS NOTES~ B The < omponY 111 a sn•ne from the Fourth National Tourmg fOmpan¥ of CATS, returtttng 10 HnuJ/011 Aprd II 16 Arts Happenings In April Currently thru April 29 McMurtrey Gallery hangs a ne"' show of work' b) IBSl·N !·SPADA The ne" show 1s titled "Silent Motion' .. Mc:Murtrey Gai. .. ry I\ loc.:atcd It 3508 Lale Street in Houston and you ma) cal (713) 523-8238 f r more 1-:iformat on Apll 6 The RICI· Ml·DIA Cl NTLR presents t\lrir nev. Jocr.1-nc11tar) fl ms tha 1 deal Ytlth the fasc:inatrng anJ conuo,er· s1al topic ot uanucxua y TllF LAST DAYS 01 CHARI l·S KAI HRYN "tll show • 7 30 9111 follol'ed h) SPl.IT POR TRAii 01 A DRAG Ql HN at 8 JO p"' Admus1on IS s.i 50 I he Ru.:e Mee.ha C cnrcr 1s lo1.:a1cd on lht: Rice Unl\er­s1 \ la-irus IU'il msu.k J ntrnnu: #M .at l ' n1\'Crs1t\ Bl'd .. rnd Swd..ton S1 I-or more "\tormat1on. pairons ma) L:Jll the I .lrrt lnlorma inn l.t"\C Pl 527-.+853 April 7 Srn.;1et) h,r lhc Performing ,>\rts pre scnts the 1ncred1hlc heal\ ol TllF ORI MMl·.R 01· Bl'RlJNDI tn the Cullen fhedtrr of 1he Wortham Ct::':ltcr Thi~ marks 1he group·s Houston pren11crc of their unique hlcn<l or African rh)thm..,, bri~ht costumes and movements of gym ~ nast1c precision T11.:lc1s arc availa· ble tor $18. $22 and $26 at the Hou ... ton T1ckc1 Center 1n Jones lfatl and Wor· tham Center a ... well 3\ all Tu.:kctMaster locatton To char~e h) phone call 227 ARTS l·or more informatton call (713) 227-1111. April 7, 8, & 9 Back by popular demand are THE KINGSTON TRIO, 1he world·renowned vocal ensemhle 1hat changed American popular music forever playing '\mash httli. fom Dooley, Grcenhack Dollar Where Have All the Flowers Gone. Blo­wrn' in the Wind and many more Conduc 1or ln-Rcs1dem:e Stephen Stern will lead the orchestra April 8 thru June 25 .\t the co~H~!PORARY ARTS MlJSl'\!M , "Art Gup Th nl T"tce 198~-I 99S " the exh1h111on " a sur­\ ·cy of the 13 year collaborallve effon of Michael Galbreth and lad Ma-<1ng, a team hctter krnlwn as the Ari Guy\ Their \I.Ork 1nclude!i performance. \Culp· ture, att1on" in\1alla11on, photog­raphy drawing and video CAM. is located at 5216 Montrose Blvd l·or rnformat10n call (713) 526·0773 Al'o currently on d1'play at CAM thru April 23 1s "'Geor~c Condo: Retenl Paintings J'h1s exhih11aon e~plorC\ JO works cre­ated hy Geor~e ("ondo and 1\ hi\ f1r·q cxhi· huion 1n Jl ou,tnn April 11 1hru 16 CAI.\, Andre" I lo)d Webber's mu'1- cal mc:g.thll. male 11s triumphant return to Jlot.ulon as a non-,ubscrip­tion spc:i.:ial of the 199.i 1995 ~auon\ Uanl llouswn Broadwa) Series Thi' sho\11. nn"' holds the record for bcin,: the longest, c..:ont1nu1.,usly tourrng musi­cal in theatrical history at 7 years. Tickets are a\·ai able a1 all Tic:let­Master Jocat on' Tn charge h) phone call 629-3700 Ticlets are priced from $32 to $38 Pcrformante times vary Please cal for fu'!'thcr rnfo April 13 The Atrwm Society a non-profit or~amzauon created to help fund 1;,tu dent sc~olarsh1ps for the Univer'1t) ol Jlousron College of Au:h1tccturc . "'II host t~e ftrst Show and Tell" Open· ing Recepuon from ~ JO •o 6 10 p m m 1he Atrium of the Col cge of Arch Ice (UTC . UII Campus The project 11tled ••v '!On 2000 wll dep1c1 Houston in the ) ear 2000 Open tn the public I rid a\ Apr I 14 1hru 21 at the college T1clet' t~ lht' rtc:epl t ·, ore- $25 oo f- 01"' 1'dcfr 1101111 ,,,.,<all 1713) 74l l)q !\prtl ~I lhr" May S The llnusw, Grand Opera prese~1' DJ·R ROSl·~J...A\'Al II R tn t~e \\'or•ham Center·, Brown rheater HoUSIOOlJ.n Rl.1'J·E I 1.hMJNG ts a part of the impre ' ­,. 1vc <.:a~I tor this production Tad.eh arc SlO to Sl2'i anJ are available hy phone at 227· ·\RTS Aprtl 22 Houston MusC"um of Natura Science offers acliV1t11:' and classes to cele­brate the 25th Anntver»ry of EARTH DAY on Saturda) April 22 For more informallon call (713) 639·4600 April 2 I, 22 & 23 April 28, 29 & 30 The ll lJ I l·A J.O BAYOU ARTPARK will 0.pcn H's annual outdoor art exhibit tttled SCUl.P 'J ll Rh HOUSTON 1995 Co-sponsored by 1he fl nu ... ion Interna­t10nal Fe.-.t1val 1he e\h1b11 "'Ill con­unue through December w11h 'Ponsor­.., hip from the Houston Downiown Man-agement Corporation Sculpture .,;11 be placed tn Tranquil11y Parl b} arllst' Ma110 l. Cuellar, John II lcdgerton, Meredith M Jacl, John Pabor, Jim Rnbertson &. :tludenb, Charlie Sart"'<le and Tro) R Wood< (The Bulfalo Bayou Artparl. IS an art­ist- run organ11a11on .,.,hose purpose 1.., to cxh1b1t artworl in ell)' and pri,·ate parks ) April 28, 29 & 30 l:njoy an evening of Dixieland Jaz1 as the •EXXON POPS prt>en1< New O;le~ ans. lavnrite \on, Phlh l'OllNTAIN playrng SUl:h 1unes as Bas When th S· . G in Street Blues, e • arnu. o Marchrn" In and o1h-crs (The llou\lon Symphony "'JI! not appear on this 'Pccial tonccrt ) pre\entat1on April 28 Houston Grand Opera prc!ients ATT II A as the \l!a'ion finale for the 1994_ 1995 ,\Ca\on opening J·r1day Apnl 28 m lhc Wortham Center's Bro" n Theater T1ckcl\ and antormauon arc oh1aincd b) callin~ 227 AR I'S April 29 UPPER DECK A Guesthouse HOUSTON VOICE I APRIL 7, 1995 21 Newly remodeled 15-room paradise in the heart of beautiful South Padre Island - onh· 500 feet from the Gulf of Mexico. All rooms have· A1C cable TV private bath, and continental breakfast is ~ened dai,lt. Heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. · Avai lable a irports, Brownsville - Continental Harlingen - Southwest, American ' 120 E. Atol Street ~ P.O. Box 2309 South Padre Island, ~ Texas 78597 ~~~~ (210) 761-5953 FAX (210) 761-4288 We accept Visa/MasterCard WRITE OR CALL FOR BROCHURE • KOLBE PROJECT ~ _house of spirituality and mrmstry for the gay & lesbian community. POTLUCK HOSPITALITY Thurs. April 6th, 7:00 pm Kolbe House Offices MICHAEL GAITZ J.D., ATTY "Legal Issues for the Gay Community" Park on Hyde Park cul-de-sac, bring food for potluck 1509 Fairview Street • (Montrose) • Houston, Tx 77006 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 66669 • Houston. Tx m 66-6669 (713) 522-8182 22 HOUSTON VOICE I APRIL 7, 1995 , Rhode Island house of representatives passes gay rights bill By Tl :\1 WHITMIRE FOR THE HOUSTON VOICE PROVIDENCE, R I , Thursday, March 30 (APJ-The Senate's leading supporter of legislation extending civil rights protections to homosexu­als is predicting safe passage for the bill on its II th trip through the General Assembly. "I think that (supporters) were much more organized this year .. Sen Wil­liam Fuzpatriclc said in explaining the relatively comfortable 56-41 mar­gin by which the House passed the meas­ure Wednesday Similar bills have been passed by the House and Senate m past years. but never by both in the same year. The bill was defeated by a tic vote m the House in 1990. by a 25·23 vote in 1he Senate m 1992 and by a 9-7 vote in the House Judiciary Committee in 1993 Fitzpatrick predicted passage by the Senate, which received the bill minutct; after its approval by the House "The Senate passed the bill in 1993 (by a vote of) 30-17," he said "The Senate hasn't changed" F1tLpatnck, who IS gay, said allhough there arc 11 new senators this year, many of them replaced people who voted against the bill in 1993 Gov. Lincoln Almond has said he sup­ports the bill, which would add sexual orientation to the list of factors that cannot be considered by individu­als and institutions offering employ­ment, credit, housing and public accommodation "I feel elation, absolute elation that the House has done the right thing," said James Staskavage of the Rhode Island Alliance for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights. "I'm delighted," said Rep. David Cicilline, D-Providence, who spoke in favor of the bill before the House Spe· cial Legislation Commiucc and again on the House noor The version of the bill passed included an amendment removing language that would have directed 1he state Depart­ment of Elementary and Secondary Education lO prepare an anti-dis­crimination curriculum for use in the slate's schools. The amendment was approved 61-34 despite the opposition of some of the bill's supporters who Objected to removing the educa1ional require­ment "(Thts amendmentl •s a li:tlc like cut-ting out the heart to save the patient," said Rep . Edith Ajello, D-Provi­dence The bill's sponsor, Rep. Frank Gas­chen, D-Cumberland, voted against the amendment, but acknowledged it was necessary "as a strictly political maneuver." Fitzpatrick said the amendment was added at the request of Almond's legal counsel . "I have mixed feelings (about the amendment)," Fitzpatrick said "But I can live with it." Several House members questioned during floor debate whether the educa­tional language would force •chools to promote homosexuality as pan of teaching them not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation Rep . Charles McDevitt, R·Lincoln, said teaching children not to discrim­inate against homosexuals would require teaching them what homosex­uality is. '"This seems to be the forcing of one's sexual philosophy on an organiza .. tion, .. McOevitt .said . "I don't think: I have to live with people flaunting in front of me a lifestyle wi1h which I do not agree '' Rep . Harold Metts, D-Prov1dence, also voted against the bill for religious reasons "Ladies and gen1lemen, there is no middle ground • . and I want to be on the Lord's side in this spiritual battle," he said . "Deviant sexual behavior does not qualify as a criteria for defin­ing a minority." "This is the word that I stand by," Metts said. holding up a Bible Rep. Jeffrey Teitz, D-Newport, said the state's colonial origins as a haven for those suffering from religious dis­crimination argued in favor of pro­tecting homosexuals from discrim­ination three centuries later "We, as a state made up of immigrants and the children and grandchildren of immigrants should be particularly sensitive to discrimination in our midst today," Teitz said. Responding to arguments that dlS· crimination agarnst homosexuals should not be prohibited because sex­ual orientation is a personal choice, Tcitz pointed out that religious dis .. crimination is prohibited, even though "religion for many is a mauer of choice, not birth ." The Senate referred the bill to the Spe­cial Legislation Commitree The llous/On Vi11~e "clcomcs "ell-"rittcn, 111s1ghtful and lo-the-point commcnlarics for our opmionledilorial pages. We also welcome "counterpoint" articles that represe-it a different' 1e" on the 1s .ies approached mart clcs "c i,a,e already run. \\ e rescr.c the right to edit for length, fomiat and clarit) The, 1c\\s expressed n guest comment.mes and letter~ t<' the editor puhltshed m the Houston Voice are those of the \\ritcrs. \\c ,ce~ to provide a broad-ba cd forum "hich reflects the vary mg points C'f' ie" of our rich and diverse community Selection for publication is at our di scretion. Send articles to: The I lou,ton Voice, Attn · Editor, 811 Wcsthctmer, llouslon, TX 77006, or fax to 7 I 3-'5:!9-9531.< Comine Aeain Soon. Bye DYan. we are 2oin2 to miss You. Best of luck! Wed nieht Steak Ni2ht Super Saturday starrine BRITTANY PAIGE 2517 RalPh Street at Westheimer 11 PM SHARP (713J 527-9071 SPECIAL GUESTS •• fH 1a .P5P0) IW Heollu r4 -77a mSa-9tuPrmda w)I eekda)ls Naomi Warwick 1.50 Vodka 7am-6Pm • Mui Club 7am-10Pfi Sivi Ross • $3.75 Pitchers & 1.25 Mu2s Rochelle Stevens Loretta Lick fA() ciiiR@ HOUSTON • I.. ~ Ciao! MALE STRIP CONTEST at 11:00 Pm with PAIUI MALE STRIP CONTEST at 11:00 Pm with PAIUI WEEK #fc AMATE~R N GHT 8 Wee Series Houston s Laraest "2"!!' 3 0 :z ..... c fTI Several show up to protest Colorado for Family Values • seminar LONGMONT, Colo., Saturday, Aprtl I (AP)-Sevcral people, includ ing an off-duty Boulder County s h e r iff's dcpu·1y. were removed from a Colo· rado for Family Values meeting that protcstors denounced as a promotion of hate About 400 people turned ou1 for the anti-homosexual ity .. Time to Stand" seminar Friday An esti­mated half in attendance were in sup· port of Colorado for Fami ly Values The other half took part in a candlelight vigil out s ide a Lo ngmont c hurch and a vocal p rotest inside . Gay rights has been a touchy iss ue in Longmont ever since a local high school coach was transferred to a middle school afte r he alleged ly harassed two women coaches he accused of being les­bians . The coach, David Vander Mole n. did not attend Friday' s meeting, and his attorney ~aid the coach has noth ing to do with the Colorado Springs-based C'o1oraJo for Fam1 y Values But Maiy Belle Spencer was in run ~upM por1 of CFV, and she generously donated a check to the anti-gay rights group d A heterosexual doesn11 carry on with their sex in the street. Why should (homosexuals) be allowed to do it•" Spencer said . Protestors shouted during a movie titled "Gay Rights, Special Rights" and then hec kled former lesbian Jami Breedlove 3) the woman spoke out on her rel igious beliefs "I'll take a chance on missing 'ome good gay sex rather than m1"sing ete r· nity with my maker:• Breedlove said The congregation responded in uni· son w11h a chorus of "Amen." Co lo rado for Family Values direc­tor Kevin Tcbcdo fu rth e r heightened tens io ns when he sa id homosexua ls a rc more likely to be mass murderers. rapists and child molesters . He added that gays and lesbians arc more likely to commit suicide, infect their pa rc ne rs with d isease and die 11 a young age That prompted Boulder County sher­iff's deputy Catherine Lachman to stand up and denounce Tebcdo a; a liar She was escorted from the meeting .!thonly chercafter Once ou side che mee t ing, f ac hman •aid Colorado for hmily Values is " promoting such hatred among peo­ple" .. .. ~ELIGION/PHILOSOPHY MCCR's Easter Celebration Begins This Weekend HOUSTON VOICE I APRIL 7, 1995 23 Leather By $30 OFF g Any Purchase of $200 or more T Offer good Friday, Saturday & Sunday Apnl 7, 8 & 9, 1995 s 2424 MONTROSE 715 FAIRVIEW 3014 THROCKMORTON 4038 CEDAR HOUSTON TX (Inside Ripcord) (Inside TMC) SPRINGS RD. ' HOUSTON. TX DALLAS, TX DALLAS, TX C7l3) 526-2668 (713) 526-0444 (214) 522-2737 (214) 528-3865 ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE HOUSTON ICE 1919 D ecatur H o u s t o n, TX Rev. John Gill-Putor Rev. Carolyn Mobley-Assistant Pastor Quick Notes the 10 45 a m sen1ce This. service I' •-----------------------------.. Mcuopo 11an C •mmuo11y Church of the Resurrection (\1CCR) ha. announced its La5olcr .,.,eel ~enicc!. and progra11" On Palm Sunda>. April 9 . the 8 10 a m '<rvice "Iii be led hy the Rev Dr Charle< Pcrronccl and the 10;45 a rn ~crvu:c 1hc Rev £:Ider John Gi ll will he oll1ciating The 10 45 a m \crvic.:e I \ signed for 1he hearing impaired and nursery facilities are provided On Sunday evening, April 9 at 6.00 p m, the MCCR Sanctuary Choir \I.Ill perform in conccr1 "'God With th'" a cclchrat 1on of conicm .. porary pra1o;c and worship on Monda) Thuf'day. April 13 nt 7 oo p m the Rev Ralph Lasher" ill be on ciat•ng The \\orsh1p "'111 include llol\ Commumon O~ Good l·rida). April 14 at 7 OO P m • the Rev I Ider John G1 I "•II be olf1c1 a11ng On Laster Sunday A~ril 16 the Sun­nsc Service "111 he a1 6 ;o 3 m "uh the Rev Carol)n Mohlcy olfic1a11ng rhe ~Cf\ IC.:C \\ 111 tic held east ol the Dan dcl1on l·ounta1n on Allei Park"'ay­ac.: ross from the Amc.rican ?eneral h1.1i J ng rhc irad111onal I·a\ter hrcaklasl "ill be served in ihe MCCR I elluw1h1 ll all al 8 00 a m 1 he 8 30 1 ffi s.et\~&;e "'ii be oft1l:;1ated h~· the Rev Ralph Lasher l h!S )Car an l.8<tC' l·gg huni " 111 be held at 10 00 a m for the chtldren toJJ le" '" ·~· 12. The Rev I Ider John Gill "'" he oll1c a11ng at ..,jgned for the hcdnng 1mpa1rcd and nurser) fac1l..1es arc pun 1ded Empowerment For Living Activit ies In 01hcr " '""~from MCCR, the church't. HIV n11 n1 s tr}, l~mpowc r ment for L I\' · in
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