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Title Houston Voice, No. 814, May 31, 1996
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  • Bell, Deborah Moncrief
Publisher Window Media
Date May 31, 1996
Language English
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript HOUSTON May 31, 1996 ISSUE 814 A W ekly Community News Publication Mission: Impossible Review Page 21 State GOP Rejects Log Cabin Ad, Says No to Booth In nn unprecedented mow to stific dissent \\.:hm the party r c\aS GOP lc.tdcrs ha'c reJccted a Ga) Republican group's request to have nn cxhibu booth nt the state Rcpublicar con,cntion. according to a kner from the state GOP organ1zatmn released b) the group, the Log Cabin Republicans or l e\ots. I he swte GOP has also refused a lull-page ad,ertiscmcnt for the convention pro~ram submiucd b~ the Log Cabin Republic,m$ I he part)\ decision comes just da)s after a landmark ruling b) the United States Supreme Court that Ga)s and Lesbians could not be excluded from the political process simpl) because of their sexual orientallon. "The party's decision to den) a Republican group a displa) booth at the state con\ention is an unprccc.:-dented act of c'clusrrm," said Dale Carpenter, noting that e\cn pro-choice groups \\ho disagree "ith the part) 's st.md on abortion are perm111cd booths at the state con,cntion Carpenter is the President of Log Cabin le\as. "We're not asking for 'special nghts.' We're Republicans asking for the same opportunit) to be heard that other Republicans ha'e rbe part) ll~USt make room for those \\hO dbagree. [hat'> \\b3t the democratic process is a ll about" Carpenter noted that e\h1bit booth nppl1cations have been routinely accc:ptcd from other politi«•I l!roups and commercial \endors wnh no relat1orsh1p "hatsoevcr to !he pan) . If this ts the first shot ma rene\\ed ·c~ ture \\dr' ag nst ga)s and lesbians. 11 l>as badl) misfired. It comes at the "orst po .''let me for the par!) , m the middle ofa president ~I c.impa1gn m \\hich our pany 1s alread) seen as intolerant. P. s aLUOr mdicates that some part officials ha' c no patience for those \\ho agree \\uh them regardi"g the c1\ll nghts of ga)s and lcs1'1ans. said Carpenter On ,\ pn I I, l og Cabin applied for an e\h:'llt boot.h at t!'c state GOP convention The group sent in their npp·1cation a ong "1:'1 a check for S400 to CO\cr the booth fee Carpenter confirmed acceptance of the booth app11cacon in a telephone call to JonJthan Gurn 1tz sc\er.il da)s later Gurn 1tz ts exh1b1ts chairperson for the part> Subsequent I), the state par!! cashed the chec~ subm1ned along" uh the booth application "As far as Log Cabm is concerned \IC had a deal," sa1'1 Carpenter an attorne) 1~ I louston. 'l'o:ow the pan 1> backing out on us \\Ord· log Cabt~ also subm1ned a full-page ad, en sement for inclusion m the state mm cnllon program. Again, Carpenter c;infirmed rcce pt and acceptance of the ad the nc\l d3) "1; a pan) offic I. In ' rue o f the agreement and mc lus1on of other roups s tate GOP cxrcutl\ e darecror Barbara Jackson sent .i letter to the log Cab 1 ~ (Continued on Page 171 Voice Welcomes New EditOrl Deborah Monenef Dell uetiv st and \\rtter has been named ns editor .:if the lfo11ston J 01ce Bell succeeds Sheri Cohen Darbonne \\ho has lcll thc \-01ce after over 6 }cars as II> editor A welccunmg reception m honor of Bells appointment will be held on Friday Ma) JI at the l/011ston ~ 01ce offices, 8 I I \\ esthcmicr Suite I ()5 from I to 3 pm her)onc 1s 10\lted to stop b} to meet Deborah and en JO) refreshments "ith the staff A history of ae11vis111 m both paid and 'oluntcer pos11101h tn community and non .. profit organ11at1ons has pro\ldcd Be ll \\1th \\Cll·proven ab ilities in \Hiling, e diting a nd media relations. She has w o r~ed as an Dehoralt Bell assistant to d~ editor fo~ techn1c.' Journal for an intern.111onal prof es 1onal o ~1zat1on , cJueJ a bi-annual repon of contnbutor; to elected official>, and has \\or~ed on coun•'css newsletters for the: ~ational Orr,amzat• n for \I c men ('JO \\ ). One of the founders d \\ 0\1) 'Sl'ACI, m 1984. a femm st collccll\c \\Or~ing to provide space and acti\ ities for "omen in a chemic&: y-free. safe and supporti\e en\ aronmcnt, she helped de,elop and name their newsletter, The \I A">D (W0\1' ">SPACE ,\ct1vit1cs and '•h,orking Director)) She SCC\ed on it's editorial board for a number of) ears. Bell also ha, been a popular raJ10 co-host and commentator for the comrnunit) affi11rs programs, "\\.' ildc 'n' Stem .. and ''Lesbian and Gay Voice>." on KPI 1 radio, 90. I fm Community involvement has inc luded ser\ ing as co-chair of Houston's Lesbian and Ga~ Pride Week m 1987 and 1988, scrvmg on the boards of the ~1ontrosc Counseling Center the \lontrose Actl\ tty Center and the \\omen's Lobby Alliance She has been an officer ofllou<ton Arca ~0\1, a State officer of Texas '0\1 and a member of the \\ omcn·s Group at the l mtanan Church since the late SC\cnt1cs Aside from the volunteer activu1cs, Bell's 1mpress1ve talents ha'e benefited \!other's Against Drunk Dm mg and the llenng < ommumt) Scrv ccs l·oundallon m employed posu1ons Not the lcasr of her accomp· hmcnts ~as been the upbnngin!( of l\\o sons, •.lSO" and le hn both grov.n and 'Out ol the J,ot.: c than goodncs\1' exclaims Be..'! ·1 he 1993 ,\larch on\\ ·"hmgtun for I csbmn l < ont1nucd on Page 20) ()lliccs RI I Wcsthc1111crSiutc 105. HoustOJ~ TX77006 Bering Care Ccnta i.1 pn•scntcd "' Ith a $41,000 check ra i~cd by thi., )Car's Soiree Aubergine. Shown here arc (/-r) arc John Gonzale;, Bill Kersten. lee Daris. Robert Meyer and Barry Petree. Soiree total exceeds $40,000 again! 8oos1cd by 1 s1gn1f1ca I con1r1 u11on from TGRA Houston Chaple for the se< ond year tn a row Smrec Aubergine s IY96 fundra sing: efton on beha f t Bum,: Conmunll Scn1cc Founda ion ha\'c e•c edcd $40 000 once agam Th •• r s total c~ $41 000 1hc sec nd htghc an the groups f, ye h IOI\' and br ngs c com munllv s t a ontr ~J ion 10 found •ion pro ram!i 1hroug:h So ~cc to er Sl59 0 0 In addui 1.1 un~.r" I a tuod cos1 usoc iatcd "'1,h the Be m Adu t D > l a c C cnte nutrH un r~ogrn ;n for 1ht vcar funds raised 1hrou,:h Soiree \ 'Wiii also pc chase 1he remaining equipment 1ccdcd t c ~plc:e 1'1c rec.cm y rcno\.a•cd Care Ccmcr Kuchen and assist an a rcno\'allon tontr ~Jllons pc or cc by a h s of 101 a 11 _b dcr and .t:n ertarn c In add ' on to 1he S.Jftpor of ... ORA Phones H(lll<;IOll (711) 529-l\.t'JO Natio1m id· o~rn 729-8-190 Fax (71 ll ,29-9,11 HOUIS l\lond.l) tluouglifndl\ 9(Xl t m to' 1tlp rn Dt."'ldlirr, 'vl .. rrd;i:. ;, r "PROl DLY TELL 'Et\1 \ Ol SAW IT IN THE HOLSf0'-1 VOICE!" v Hou t ".'I Ci uce V rece ved s1gn1flean1 suppon 'r m "'om11\.inll} organ1Zatrnns inc Jdtng RSICSS aid Mont osc Softball Lea~u- and f om corp ;-ate sponsors Bis 1ro CJ1s1ne Cuy Streers (' n incnta Airlines Gentry House of (olcma and Lea er b" Boats As n P~" ~us ) can fun d a sing \;osts "-UC undcnuuu:n by Soi rec Acber~ c Hos1 Commn cc fees and sponsLrs m kmd i.:ontr !)u1 ons allo• mg :oo percent of mon cs raised to be c.on tributed ..-cct y to Benni C .>mmun111 Service Found11 ~n 2 HOUSTON VOICE I MAY 31, 1996 ~Estate S( CEF Clearance COMM C '.'llTY FN'"X1V. 1'-IE>IT F-OCND. \ 110!\ Dealers Welcome Prints Cabinets Games Kitchen Items Lights AC File Cabinets Chairs Ceiling Fans & Fans Plants/Pots Heaters Rugs Beds/Hospital Linens Desks Miscellaneous To Benefit Swehla House Place: 2516 Mandell Date: Sat. & Sun. June l & 2 Time: 9am - Spm (both days) C@ASTAL IMPR£SSl®rfS Custom Screen Prlntlnll - Emb roidery - Ad Speclalt:y • Fully Automated • Up to 160 dozen ~ shirts per hour {!~ • In.house Arc Department ~-D • T-Sh1rts, Sweatshirts. Sportsh1rts. ·-...1. .. Caps. Teamwear, Kooz1es. Cups and hundreds of other ad specialty items PH: 71 3-665-1 I 17 Fax: 713-665-1 166 Ask for W illiam " Bill" Johnson, Ill U you would like an cveni hsted m this section, please feel tree to call me H 529 8490 or la~ 1he facts 10 me at 529-9531 Friday, May 31 •Borders Bnnk Store Ga)'/Lc.sb1an Book Club meets ll the E'ipresso Bar at 9634 Wc.1o1hc1mer Call 782·6066 • HIV Art clancs a1 the Art Leii.guc. Call 523 8817 • HATCH meets Call 942 7002 • 12 step program at Montrose Counseling Center. 6 00 r m Call 529 00.17 • Aftercare Group Treatmenl al \.1onlrose Counseling Center 6:00 p.m. Call 529-0037 • Housron Tennis Club meets a17 15 p.m. Cali 527 1348 • Q-Pa1rol meets 10 walk the slrcers 11 lO JO p. m Call 528 SAFE • Free Buffc1 al 1hc Bruos R1nr Bollom 4 00 p m. •The Women·, Group meets iill 10"4~ am. Call 129·R571 • Using the Resource\ of Bu\rncss lncuba tors to Accelcra1c Bu\1ncu Growth Lunt..:h· con at 11:45 Call 932-7495 X 42. Saturday, June 1 Ht 1J~ton Cham Gang Bicycle Club rides Call 863 I 860 •After lfour.; on KPr:-r 12J)l a.m. to 1:00 am. 90 I F\.1 Call 526·5738 • Gulf Coan Transgender support group meets Call 780·4~82 • Q Pa1rol meets 10 v.alk the suceu at 10 JO p m Call 528 SAFH • Visual Ari Alliance meets at 10 00 a m Call 583-8408 • Determ1n1ng Your P.n1repreneunal El.po nents for Scarfing a Busmcss 9 00 a m. Call 912 7491 x 40 • Mr Chances C'on1c~1 11 Chances 9 00 p m Ca 5217217 • hlanJ Art f·cs11"¥al otl (i;ll'llt!Ston'a Pier 21 1000 am Call 521 OIJl • hlmi .at 1hc Mu.;;eum ol Fine Ans Super Fly a1 7 30 pm and Foxy Brown .ill 9 30 p.m Call 639 7515 Sunday, June 2 PFLAG meet\ at 2 00 pm Call 867·9020 • Houston Cham Gang Bicycle Club meeh Call 863·1K60 • Front Runner\ mttt at 9 00 a m. at the Tenm~ center in Memorial Park. C1ll 522-8021 • HATCH meet> Call 942-7002 • Inner Loop Sunday Bowling League Call 522·9612 •Out in Ft Bend meeh Call 344-06)8 •Brunch at 1he 611 12 30 pm S3 • S1cak. Night 11 the Brazos River Bollom. 6:00 p.m 10 10 00 p.m • Mon1rose kc P1d) skare at noon Call 629· 1432 * Pool Tournament 11 Chance~ 6:00 p m . • Hous1on Tennis Club meet~ 11 10:30 a.m Call 537 1348. • Mr. Pnme Choice Conte~t at 1hc Ripcord 9.00 pm Call 521-2792 •Island Ari Fesuval 11 Galveston·s Pier 21 II 00 am Call 5l1·013l. • Fihm at 1he Museum of Fu'lt Ans: Super Fly at 5:0:• pm and Fo'y Brown 11 7:f)J p.m Call 639· 7515 • Montrose Softball Lngue plays at Memo­rial Park fields 4 &. 5 10 00 a m Monday, June 3 • Greater Houston Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce meets at b 00 p m For info call 523-7576 • Gay fathers F;a1hcrs Fust supporc 1roup 8 oO pm Call 861 6181 • JkartSong open rehearsal 11 1he F1rs1 lJm 1u1an Church 11 7 :00 p m Cal S26-9095 • Calendar/Compu1cr workshor tor Pru.Jc \\'eek 7 110 p m Call ~i9 1223 • Pos111vc L1v1ng Group at '-f..,nt osc C'oun schng Ce"lter 2 1 ~ 1, m Call 119 0037 • Outpauent G. up Treatmcn• al Mon1rosc Counsehnt Center 6 oo p rn Call 4jl9-0037 • Womc, ind HIV AIDS Group at Mon1rose Counschn1 Ccnrer 6 I'\ r m < '\2t> 17 • Mei Surv von of SeJLual A~usc Group a1 M1 '"'OU ( •unsclln1 Cenrcr 6 I~ r m ( ~29 0037 • Lcsh1an Sun von f Cani;:cr .. nd ~h- r uc rivers II MonUOSC C unstl nJ ( cn:cr 6 30 p m. Call 529 0037 •Men 1 HJV Group at \1on1rn'c Cuun'ielmg Center. 7 00 p.m Cal 529·0037 • Pool Tournament al the Bruos River Bot tom. 8 00 p. m Call 528-9192 • Free HIV Teuing and Counseling by the Montro.sc Clm1c at lhe Brazo'i River Bollom 4:00 p m. to 8·00 p.m. •Queer Nation meelS at 7.30 pm at 2700 Albany Tuesday, June 4 Pride Convrurtee of Hou~on meets at 6: 30 pm Cao! 529-6979 •Helping Cross Dressers Anonymous mee1s u 239 Wcsthe1mer 8:00 p m Call 495-8009 • Bi.s1~ Computer Skills Class at the Kolbe Pro· JCCI Call 522·8182 • Southern Country gives dance tenon at lhe Ranch 9200 Buffalo SpccJway 8:00 pm •Gay Men HIV+ P'i)Cho1hcrapy 11 Mon 1rose Counseling Center 4 .30 p m. Call 529 0037 • Ou1pa11en1 Group Trea1men1 11 Montrose Counseling Center. 6 :00 p . m. Call 529-00]7 • Aftercare Group Trea1men1 at Montr111ie Coun'ielmg Center. b :OO p.m Call S2C) 00)7 • AIDA Alhan'e of the Bay Area mee1s at 7 00 p m Call 488·4492 • Empowerment for LI\ ing meet\ for pot luck Call 861-9149 • PROTECT support g:-:>up meets at 7·00 p ~ Call 520· 7870 • Free HIV tesung hv 'he Montrose Clinic 11 Club Body Center 8 oo pm Call ~10 208) • Women Sun1vors of Childhood Abuse at Montrose Coum.c• ng Center 6 10 p. m C 529 oon • Survivors of loss suppnrc group meets al 8 JO p m Ca.I 778·2677 • Free Dance Lessons and Karaoke a1 1he Hra ios River Bo11om 9 30 p rn Call 4i28 9IQ2 • L1\le Jan :11 BonJcrs Book Slwp. (~II 182 60()tJ • Eas)' Yard Mam1enancc tor 1hc Home Owner ill l.c1\ure Learnini? l'nl1mt1ed Call ft77 1981 x 1211 Wednesday, June 5 Rex Reed <rcak at th,. Mu\eum of Fme Arts. 7 00 p rn Call 639 7530 Houston Gay anJ Lesbian Pohucal CauCU\ meets at 7 30 p.m. C1ll 521 1000 • Hou'ilon Tenn1!1 Club mceis at 10 30 p.m. Call 537 1348 • Shiela Lennon performs at Ch1nces . 9 00 p .m Call 523·7217 • Houston Pride Band prac11ce\ 11 D1gn11y Houston . Call 524 ·0218 •GLOBAL meet> at 4 00 p m Call 743-7539 • Women's Ac.11on Coah11on meeu a1 Too­pccs 7 00 P m Call 867 9181 •Men's Network al Monlro'ie Cnun\el1ng Center. 7 00 p m Call 529 0037, •Houston Tennis Club mec1s It 7~15 p.m Call 537-1348 •Lambda Rollcrskaung Cluh skate\ 11 8 :00 p .m Call 933 ·58 18 • women's Network at Montro'ic Counsel ing Center 7 00 P m Call 529·0017 • On11'.01ng Mu.ed living m ProcCS\ Group for rnen and 1,1,omcn Call 622 7250 tor more mfo. • Ll\llRg wuh Chrome Pain at Montrose Coun. seling Center 9 30 p m Call 529·0037 •Aftercare Group Treatment ll Moncrosc Counseling Center 6 oo p m Call S.29 0017 •Women's Issues Process Groufl at Mon1rose Countcl1ng Center 6 JO p m. Call 529·0037 • Women's Ac11on Coahuon (WACl meets at 7 00 p.m Call 867 9~81 • Lesb11n1Biscxual sur\11vor' at Montrose Coun\chng Ccnier 6 10 p.m Call 529 0037. • Bt·Ne1 of Hou\1on meeu al 1 00 Pm Call 467 4)80 • Accelenlcd Spani~h tor Beginners oet I.ct sure Learning tJnl11n11ell Call 877 198! x 401 l • Devclop1ng: Business Sk11ls workshop 7 15, m Ca' 912 74 ''~ X 4 8 • Wme Tasung at Charley c; .517 by Leisure L,.,;arning l ~l.n· ... :! 11 S71 1981 • lh)l.1$100 Arta lkJr \ Dine Ou1 II 7 •Ip m II ZuLu s Call 86 7 9 23 • F"tc Srop Smokin~ C'.Jucs O) AIDS f unJa 11 l Hous. n ;1 nd B11Jy P sll ve ' 00 rt m Cal' 621 6"796 Con 1nueJ 1 Page 4 ) Relationship Series What are the keys w .uccess·_> And where doe' the gay and le!!.h1an community get them·> MCC ol the Resurrection (MCCR) niters a solution. Each Wednesday eve· mng 1n the month ol June MCCR will be hos­ting .1 lecture seru:s on relationships pre­ «nted by Patrad Vachon Pat1 ><k " a Certified IMAGO Rela1>on­' h1p Therapist The Inrntute for IMAGO Relatwnsh1p Therapy ts directed by Dr. Harville Hendrax, author of the books Geumg the ltn·e You "'am and Keeping the I .ole You Need . Patrick has specialized m relat10nsh1p therapy for same sex cou­ples for several years 111 Houston. Part One, June 5, will examine why we fall 111 lnve. Part Two. June 12. examines why we overreact to s11ua11ons. Pare Three, June 19 examines the b6is1c human desire to enter a relat1onsh1p and our fears of it Part hrnr. June 26. teaches beuer commun1- ca11on skills to assist 111 all of our relation­\ h 1ps Donations ol $20 for the series or $5 per sessmn are suggested. MCCR 1s located at 1919 Decatur, one block ott Wash111gton al Wh11e. For more 1ntormat1on contact the d1urch oll1ce a1 861 9149 Women's Center Offers Group for Men I he llou~ton Area Women's Cen1er0 s OfAWC) rape cns1 .. prosram has formed a new 'upporl £ roup for male survivors uf sexual assauh. It l!i dc~igned to provide a s.1te. cnnfu.lcn11al environment for men 10 ia.Jk ahout 1he1r e~perienc.:e and their :u 1uu:lcs 1n <.c•t:1e1\· around the i<>sues of male sexual assault The group will hcg1n mee11ng in June at llAWC JOJO Waugh l>nv~- All '>Crv1c.:c:-. _.re w11hou1 charge and confidential. For nHnc 1nforma1inn call Diane Williams at sn 6798 ext 246 AVES Counseling and Test­ing Amigos Volunteers in Educa11on and S<r'IC<' (AVES), a Houston based non· protu agency providing a var1e1y of serv· ices to individual\ living with or allecte<l hy lllV, now ofle" anonymous ,.111.J conf1dent1al HIV counseling and 1e~11ng at their ott1ces in T"'elve Oaks To-.er 4126 Southwe>t Frwy #1717. fesung hour' are Mondays and Wednes­< lay' trom I unlll 7:00 p.m hy appointment only A $5 dnnatuu1 1s suggeMed and park-inv "tree Call 626-2837 to schedule an appointment or for more information. Chamber Dinner June 3 1s the date set for rhe next Greater Hou\lon Gay and l.eshian Chamber of Commerce quarterly dinner with speaker meeting featuring Tom Britton. a nauonally known protes'>1onal speaker wlHl promises lO .. Bring us Magic ,"' lie will .. how us how to capture the vision for individual succe!is ant.I explain the ABC's of making 11 happen for you Please RSVP to the GllGLCC hotline at 523-7576, pres. opuon I. The cost os S20 for members and $25 for non-members and wolf be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 400 Dallas St with registration and net­wor~ ing beginning at 6:00 p.m .. enter­tamment and social at 7:00 p.m. and dmner and speaker at 7 30 p m Galveston Gardens The 3rd Annual Back Gardens Tour, spon­sored hy Clean Galveston. is planned for th" weekend with nexl weekend held for ra1n<lates . Discover wonderful design ideas and corner the owner' of the'e pri­vate home gardens for their gardening lips The gardens will he open Satun.Ja) from 10:00 a.m . un111.5:00 pm. anJ SunJa) from noon w 5 00 p rn T1d.:t::t' are a\ailahle from Clean Galveston at 2106 .Seawall Blvd Telephone (409) 762-3363 tor more inlnrmataon Power Brunch l he llou,1on Gay and l.esh1an Pol111cal Caucus and the Texa' Hum;.rn R1gh11;, Foun­dation are hostang a Power Brunch fea­turing a ~pec1al question and an~wer ses­sion w11h former t• S Drug C1:ar, R tt:e tfni· ver'!I)' Professor and probable May .. oral candidate. Lee I' Rrown Planned for the River Cafe, 3615 Mon­trose Blvd . Sunday June 2 lrom 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p rn. ·nie cost os $35. Plea'e RS\'P at 527 8695 G&L Fun Day At The Gallery The Earth Galleries. 2~ ! 5 W Htllcornbe (at Korby) wolf ho-i a Gay and Lesbian Fun 1 Day wuh collec11ons ol perrnnal hygiene 1ten1' for the Smne Soup and proceeds from donated painting and 203 ol gallery sales aho going l<l Stone Soup Music and !leverages will be on hand and rhe tes11vu1es are planned from I ;00 p. m. unt il 5 00 p.m Sunday June 9. Clinton def ends support of bill outlawing gay marriages MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Thursday, May 23 (AP)-President Clinton defended Thursday hiS support of legis­lation that would allow states to outlaw same .. sex marriages and deny recogni· 11on of gay marriages allowed in other states. Despite that po<ition, Clinton insisted, .. I <lo not favor d1scnm1nat1on against people because 1hey are homosexual." Clinton was m Milwaukee for a meeting with German Chancellor Helmul Kohl. The two leadel'li spoke at a joint news con­ference but a question-and-answer ses­sion th.at followed was dominated by U.S. domestic poh11cs. Clinton fielded questions about Republican proposals to cut aas taxes and outlaw same-sex mar­nage s. Kohl looked amused at umes as Clinton fielded electoon·related questions. Gay right' groups that have supported Clin1on are furious at the White House announcement that Clinton would sign the boll The president accused Republi· cans of pushing the measure m hopes of winning an election 1s1;,uc "And lel me JUSl say, even though I will sign this bill ••• thi> is hardly a problem that is sweeping the country," Clonton said Antic1pattng that gay mamages may soon be teealized in llawai1, a bill pro· posed in Congress would allow states to reject same-sex marriages performed in other states. But 11 wouldn't block any state from confemng us own legal status on same·sex unions. The bill also defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Let's keep it simple, shall we? We're Here! We're Queer! We've MOVED! Beginning June 1, 1996 (this Saturday) you can find us at 3939-S Montrose BETWEEN GENERAL JOE'S AND MARBLE SLAB 7 1 3-Si!i!-S 1 56 A s~ e t--k\A,1- ~ \.80 0e\.Of\O ~~tqf:- ·super Dyke' -~·~~ Of lesbian Comedy From HBO And The John larroquette Show 7'1~ 4-- E-u. Au()~Aa "The Biondo Momshel' Hous!M's Own. Vickie Show • FOR TICKET & SHOW INFO Spedol Engagements 5 2 4-2 3 3 3 Adwnca Ticket Purchase Recommended 19S2A WestGra,' nd9b Sl.5.t.dwlnceJS1e0oya~ Rtv• Oolcs Center ncwrn ro• •OTM I HOwt 0 ,., M.U H Owt A Portion of Proceeds Benefit The Houston Pride Committee TUESDAY T JUNE 18 T 7 :JO PM OUT POSITIVE AND PROUD! Steve Moore 4 HOUSTON VOICE I MAY 31 , 1996 I listcu - I bear you I care UPPER D~C~ .a.oter~ When you need healthy solutions for: Sunday - Thursday S49 50 .... per mghl for 2 Weekend Special Depres.ion and anxiety • Oyofunctional family/ incest • AIDS related concerns • Relation'lhip i ... :,ue'."/ r;;hame • Compul•ive un•afe -exual beha>ior • 2 mghls - 2 people 5125 .... Sunes Avail able Up to 4 people 11- ()~ ct ~ 1/He• "D<d: Crews Quarters Bar !st Gay Bar on South Padre Island! 120 E. Atol Street P.O. Box 2309 :\cw Solutions For l.iving s1.111 I uhl".Jr .• 1.\1'>\\ · \(I' South Padre Island, Texas 78597 (210) 761-5953 FAX (210) 761-4288 713.526.8802 We accept Visa/MasterCard Write or call for a broc hure. ~f'~~ ~:~I ~ ?<~ ~e'le!! '~ -~. • /~ Call for details ~ -;:r_;~-"' y (713) 529-8490 -v I ETCHED IN MEMORY. PRESERVED IN GRANITE. THE AIDS MEMORIAL BOOK. It's made of solid granite and bordered "panels" in which you can inscribe the name and date of your departed family member or friend. Proceeds are donated to AIDS charities through an advisory board composed of local leaders in AIDS-related services. To make an appointment to see the terrace~ call a Forest Park Lawndale representative at 921-66L3. The Foundation for Interfaith Research & Ministry and Forest Park Lawndale v Pride Committee Fundraisinq v Lesbian Gay Pride Week is now participating in the Kroger Share Card Program. Here is how it works. Everytime you go to your local Kroger Store in the Houston Division, you hand the cashier your special Pride Committe~ Share Card, the cashier scans your card, making sure that it is the very first item they scan, that is very important and guess what? 1% of your total sale is given to the Pride Committee of Houston!! To ~et your share card, call the Pride Line at 529-6979, leave your name, address and telephone number. !Community 1Calendar ICo ntrnued t om Pa t 2 1 Thursda). June 6 I • Mo nir05e Ice P1cb .kale at the Gal­leria . 8 :00 pm Call 6 29· 1432 '* Broadway Showtuncs al J R•s 9 :00 p . m. Call 5 21 25 19. • Art Classes al The Art Leag ue I :00 p.m Ca ll 523 -8817 " Front Runn e rs meet at Memorial Park 6 :30 p .m Call 522 8021 • Gay Me n· , Cho ru' ol Ho uston o pen re he arsal at 7 ·00 p m. Call 5 2 1-7464 . "Twentysomethtng meets at 7;30 p.m 1 Call5 3 1-9396 • KPFT Lesh1an and Gay Voice; airs at 800p m 10 10 00 p .m. Call 866-6505 . •Burger and Chili night at the BraLo' River Bot1om 6 00 p.m . to 9 :00 p m •Steak Night at the 611 Pub . 6 30 p .m. • Da nce lessons at the Brazos Rive r Bonam. 9·30 p. m. Free . Call 880 -0670. •Ongoing gay men's Living m Proces' Gro up . Call 622 7250 . • Open Mike Night at Cafe An"te 1601 W Marn . 8:00 p . m. Call 528 3704 . • HIV+ Men Psychotherapy at Mo n · tro'e Counseling Ce nte r. 1· 15 p . m. Call 529 -0037 • Re lap'i.e Prevc n11on a t Mo nt rose Co unse ling Center 2 ·00 pm Call 529 0037. • Outpatient Group lr eat mcnt at \i o r.tr.)se Counseling Center 6 00 p n1 CJll 529 0017 * Afte r"'are Group frcatment at \1 on· trose Counseling Ce nter b 00 p m Call 529 0017 • Mcd llal >n and ChJnl1~g Group meets a1 7 00 r 111 Call 9 ~ 2 092 l •}II\ Aftected al C·\ SA 7 00 pm. Call 796 2272 • \ten's Therapy Group at Montrose Coun el·ng Center 7 00 p 111 Ca ll 529 0037 • lllV survivor Support Group meets at 2929 Un11y Dr ve 7·00 r m Call 782· 4050 • Center fM the lle•I ng o t Racism 7 30 p . m. Call 7 3 8· RAC I • l n1ern1ed1ate and Ad•anced l: ng­ils' 1 as a Second Language al I e1s ure learning l nilm1ted Call 877 1981 X 4 110 • Am 1 Wrning Fun' A Grammer and W rut~g Refresh•' at Lc,.ure Learning Unhr.'lled Call 877-1'181 X 6510 ¥6ICE AW y Community News Publication ISSUE 81• May 31 1996 Published Fridays Established 197• as the Houston Montrose Star, re-established 1 G80 as the Houston Montrose Voce Changed name to The N~ Voice in 1991 tnCOrporabng the N~w Orieans Crescent City Star, re-estal:>hshed Decernbet t. 1993 as tne Houston Vooce 811 Westhe1mer, Suite 105 Houston. Texas 77006 (713) 529-8490 (800) 729-8490 Fax (713) 529-9531 Cornents copynght 1995 Office Hours 9am-5 30pm weekdays Crad Oureni.-.ut••._ Jack Leonard1generat man1ger Malthew Penn1ngton/prodUC110n manager EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Deborah Bell/ed1t0f STAFF WRITERS Jon Hamson. Mark Henry, Carolyn Roberts. Javter Tamez. Glen Webber CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jon Anthony. Sam Oawster. Andrew Edmonson, Kerry Kadell. 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()I' ouarn.e by The Houston Voie& 0t itt ltaft' POSlMASTER Send nt'HI carec:tiont IO a•t W.lthefnet S • 105 HouH:Jn. TX 77006 ~ rn.., L.S (b; .;.afrtM 01 US M.aJ) S 75 Per "4lk CM5 50per 6 monlhl IJf S91 00 per,_.,, ~)l~f#d,,. t200pm l"TMonmyto1....-.. 10ee. 500pni c WtlJlf'fM'(tofll'nilh8dC'Opy tor ,-,..,.., ~'°" ~smpdtUdftttl "°°"CTM~brnc1ay ~ we do nae a:t"6'1• flNnCYI '~ 1ot 1 by~ WI Hdlf1 .,.. aslutd b ~I'll "9WI _.,,.,,.._ .. - .. --- ~~:,,~= Gwtt Gay IL~ Pf9as A.notwion Assooafe,,,.,,.,,,., AnOQ11919d Pren HOUSTON VOICE I MAY 31, 1996 5 Power at the Polls: new survey paints portrait of gay, lesbian, bisexual vote Wash1n11on. D.C , April 2S, 1996 Now 1ha1 the primary season 1s effectively over, 1hc major poli11cal parties are planning election stra1cgy Which states and con­st ituenc1cs will bring victory'> Which states and voters need attenrion? And which can be written off? But a new survey, released by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), for 1he first time paints a portrait of a political consutucncy that Democrats and Rcpub­licanc; ignore a1 their own risk . "Power Al 1he Polls· The Gay Lesbian and Bic;uual \rorc" ic; based on exit polling data from 1he 1992 and 1994 electJons . The da1a wac; originally collected by Vocer Nev.s Service (VNS), a major national polling organization. and until now has remained largely untapped by the media_ The rcpon wa< produced by 1he NGLTF Policy lns1i- 1ute NGLTF 1s a non-parcisan organiza lion. The gay vote sun··ey 1S dn analysi~ of gay. lc\b1an a,d bisexual voter demogra ­phic\ poluu:al pcrliuas1ons and voting pattern~ It provide~ the first statisti­cally reliable picture of self-identified gay, lesbian and bisexual voters, •·we are releasing this report at this criti· cal time becau~c gay issues have exploded into the 1996 presidential campaign in an unprecedcn1ed way:• said John D'Emilio. NGLTF Policy Institute director and author of the rcpor1 "After a generation of coming ou1 of lhe close1, gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans arc nocking 10 the poll ins b<HHhS •• The VNS 1992 0111 polling da1a 1s based on a nattc.lnally rcprcsenta11vc sample of I S,488 vo1ers. The poll allowed gay<, les ­bian\ and bi~e~uals to identify 1hem­selvc\ for 1he t1rs1 time m a presidential elec11on Some of the ma1or finding~ in1.: lude Gay, lc\tu.in oand 1)1sc,ual \Clf·iden11 l·cd ... ocer-. con1,111uted 3 2 percent of the 1n1al \IOlln{! popula1ion in 1hc 1992 elec tmm. Thctl 1\ rouihly the Sile of the national Latino vote in the same year, more than dou­ble 1he size of the Asian vote, and slightly less 1han the Jewish vote. It's also as large as 1he old s1aple of American poli1ics, the fam­ily fann vo1e ... Because we know tha1 fear s1ill keeps 1he majori1y of gay people in 1he closet. this figure of 3 2 percent must be considered a floor rather than a ceiling, and a basement floor al 1hat,'' said D'Emilio. "In other words, the total number of these voters is certain to be higher than three per­cen1 and 1s likely 10 be considerably higher" -The gay. lesbian and bisexual vote can be decisive in urbanized states. The self·iden­t1fied iay vote is not e\·enly disrribu1ed throughout the population , hut ins1ead 1s heavily concenua1ed rn ci1ies . In 1owns w11h a popula11on be1ween SOOO and 10.000 people. 1he c;elf 1dent1fied vote is sligh1ly more than one percent But in cuies with popu lall o ns belween 250,000 and .500,000 , 1he figure rise ... rn more than eight 1 pcr1.:ent •As 1ime goes on and more i;;mall· town residents come out , this figure will grow. But the urban concentration means the ,:ay, lesbian and bisexual vote can be the margin of vic1ory in key c;tates," said D'Emillo ''It can also make 1he critical dif· ference in many Congressional races and in stale and local elections as well." D'Emilio pom1s ou1 1ha1 eleven stares with urban areas and well -organized and v is1ble gay. les­bian and bisexual communities-such as California . Ne"' York, Illinois. M1ch1- gan and 01hers-rogether pro\11de 49 per­cent of the 101al electoral .,.oic Add any 1wo other i;;1a1ec;, and a candidate wins the pres· 1dency The selt· 1dent1tied gay. lesbian and bisexual vote 1s al~o a younger \IOte, and \!rill rne\11ably r:ro"'n 1n " Because of the 1.:hanJ!CS provoked m American life by 1he gay .tnd le\b1iln 111ovemen1 younger .,.otes arc \1gn1f11.:an1I)' more likely 10 \cit 1den 11ty 1han are older \Oler,," \;Ud o·Em11lo In comp..ul\on 10 the o\crall '<'Olinr popu la11un . the ~elf 1den11l1ed vote 1s under· SUMMER SIZZLE MALE STRIP CONTESTS SUNDAY and WEDNESDAY represented in the older-than-60 group. is concentrated in the under-40 group. and is represen1ed especially heavily among vo1ers younger than 30 "Gay voters already cons1ilu1e five percen1 of the under·30 voter~:· said D'Emilio . "As our issues continue to have high visibil11y 1n national and sta1e poli1ics. there is every reason to believe the proportion of self­identified voters will tzel larger over time:· The gay, lesbian and bisexual voter dis­plays a clear pol111cal profile The polling data shows the gay \/Oler leani;; hea\·tly toward liberal positions on key 1s~UC\ The gay vorcr is more likely 10 fa·oor more go,·ern ment services and htgher tu.es tu pay for 1hem. downpla~ the importance of deficu reduction, support greatc-r access 10 health care. blame government neglect rarher 1han a decline in moral values tor liitlCa.al prob­lem'i . believe that government should encoura@:e tolerance of diverse value sys­teils , and suppor• c onunued legalila tion of abortion "' In other ~ord\ this 1~ the profile of a politically pro1reH1ve con­stituency; · 'iaid D'Emll10 The survey also details who gay \·oters vole for. In I 992,Clinton received 43 percent of the tmal popular vote. but 72 pcrcen1 of 1he gay. lesbian and bisc.ual vo1e Only Jew­ish voters and African - American voters provided Clinton 'Wllh larger margins. The gay vote for Clinton c;urpassed 1he percent· age of '<'Otes he rccel\·ed among union house· holds and Lal inos But. cautions D'Emiho. the ~a) \.Ote 1i;; not guaranteed to an)'· cand 1da1e "It the onl) two options m 1996 were to \IOte ~moc:rauc or Republican , the stor)' "'ould \eem to be O\ler But 1a)·. le\b1an and b1su.ual voters have a 1h1rd (np110n. 1hc) can s1ay home." said D Emilio Evidence lrom 1he 1994 eled1on~ \Up· porl'i 1h1" d\,..erlHHl In lhr mrdlerm rJrc 1100~ . when !?dY l\\Ut' rece1\ed ks\ iUlen lion than m 1992, .-nd \\hen d1-..ippomtmcn1 was ~till he!!ih horn 1he Clrn ton Admin1" rration's support of 1he "don't ask , don't 1ell" policy, 1he self-1den11fied aay, les­bian and bisexual \IOte shrunk by more than a 1hird . "It still remained a heavily Demo­cratic vote. but there were a lot fewer \IOtes cast,'' said D"Emillo Whether voters stay home 1n 1996 or rush 10 the polls depends on several factors said D'Emilio . Will 1he Democra1ic parly act1'<'ely coun the f!ay vote, or simply rake 11 for gran1ed' Will 1he Republican Pany cas- 1iga1e 1he gay communny hke 11 did m 1992. or 1ry to a\oid polarizing social l"sues" Will 1he extremist Chrasuan Right make gays the target of their rhetoric. and thereby gal· vanize ga)·s, lesbians and bisexual 10 come out and \·ote., Will iay organaza.tmns suc­ceed n their plans to coordinate massive voter reg1strauon drives, and v.rll rhey be able to mob lize those \olers"' '"In other words. the Republican Party can antagonize the gay\lote or •ry to neutral 1ze u ;• said D Emilio "The Democrat1c Part) can effect' e:) mobilize n or v..atc.h n slip a"'ay in macuon To a degree rhe sur ~ vey confmns 'What \\e ha\ie ._nown onl> m1u - 11ively-bu1 ne\er had s1at1st1cally \la ble da1a to prove" said o·Emilio 6-There 1s a gay. lesbian and bise,ual \ 'OIC . It 1s ,:row­ing. u 1s concen1ra1ed, and 11 1s sull unla· pped" The surve) was relea\ed 1oda) a1 a Wash ington DC press conference. which also featured a reporr by Carmen Vasquez. , direc1or of public pollq . Lesbian and Gay Community Sen1ces Center New )ork Cit)" , on the "' Promote the Voic' 1ay. les­bian. bLsexuat and uans1enJer riarional \'Oler registration dn' e. and Tony \'al en zuela and Brenda S'humacher. co·cha1rs of Lesbian, Gay. 81\exual and Trans,:C'nder VOICES 96, an ad h~c coah11on planning acuons at the GOP Con"entton m San D1e~o th 1s year f·or a copy of 1he t?•Y "oic- rc-porr con.ac1 'IGLTF a1 (2021332 0483 e>I JJOJ. or'"" 1he NGLTF Web sue ai h11p wv.v. ngltl o rg SATURDAY JUNE 8 WELCOME COLT 45's 20th ANNIVERSARV RUN FOOD AND COCKTAIL PARTIES BEGIN AT 2pm THEN JOIN US FROM Spm TO 11pm FOR GENTRY'S SIXTH ANNIVERSARY PARTY WITH 50¢ WELL 75¢ DOMESTICS $150 IN CASH PRIZES JUDGING BY AUDIENCE RESPONSE BOY TOYS DANCE SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK 2303 Richmond· 520-1861 6 HOUSTON VOICE I MAY 31, 1996 Furniture .,. Fine Art .,. .,. Mirrors .,. .,. Rugs .,. Consignments Accepted Daily 1919 Decatur Houston, TX noo7 (WllSIWlglon 0 White. be'-'1 6ludemoN & Houston A•e.) Opening N As M any As You Can Carry 62 Channel Video Arcade w/ quad Squeaky Clean Booth & Friendly Clerks Video Sales & Rentals largest Selection of Swinger Mags Books & Novelties Gay, lesbian, TV's, Bondage, Foreign, Kink, New Releases -vis-A 2039 Mangum 8 Iii (713) 9S7-41S2 E ---------------------------- I IN My OwN ~/ V 0 i CE 4 v~ ~ett Ct!---:J / Lesbians and Gays are without Due Process The pos"b1l11y of 1he S1a1e of Hawaii legalizing same·sex marriages has caused quite a stir among religious rad1· cal> They lhrnk 1ha1 1heir rnrn1u11on of marriage 1s somehow thrca1ened Oy two men or two women being able to marry one another While many of us very much want lh righ1 and are wa1chrng hopefully for passage of 1hc= Hawaiian law, we are not "Very opum1st1c . B> expanding the marriage contract hetwc:en two consenting adults and the State to include same-sex couples 1s not only granlrng righ1~. bul add11Jonally conveys the re!'lpons1bilu1es involved in such a partnership. Taxes. '"'urance coverage. rights of inherit· ance, and other financial rcspons1bll· mes would be mauers that would make their marriages advantageous to eve­ryone Lesh1an, Gay, 8JSexual and Transgcndercd persons are denied certain rights of c1t1zcnsh1p in this country the .'lame a~ convicted crim1· nals Criminahi are allowec.I to marry another conicn11ng adult (of the other gender) while lhey are rncarceraied, even ii both parties arc in prison . While our ~c:itual relations arc con\1dercd criminal m 'onu~· Males. we do not have to he- tound guilty 1n a court ot law to be: c.len1eJ our rights. We arc without du~ proce!ios. It we are m face criminah, then charge us 'A-llh a crime. But do not deny U!io, other­wise. law abiding. tax paying c1t1zens our const1tut1onal right\ based on the prc1ud1cc and d1scriminJtion sane· turned hy and perpetuated hy "ome p1rn· pie ',"' called " rel1g1ou' belief"" The JUd£ment of our moralHy hy these close­muu. led homophnhes h hugely ofh:ns1ve 10 the many people ol fa11h m lhe l.IGIBlT Community and to all ol us who believe m 'eparallon ot Church and S1a1e . The Mctropoluan Community Church of the Resurrecuon founded hy Gay Min JSler Rev. Troy Perry along wi1h olher J~n3m1nat1ons. recognize same-sex par1nersh1p w11h "Holy Unions" or ··commumcnt Ceremonies."' These include branches of more maini;trcam churchC\, i;-,uch a' Unitarian Unaver ... a1i~t. Method1i;t.., Lutheran. Ep1sco­pahan, & Presbyterian as well as some Jewish synagogue. The trulh JS 1ha1 ... ame-scx marriages already exist m terms ot religious rituals bul none are rec­ognized as legal rn any of 1he Un11ed 1 Sures . F1r't cou,ins are not permuted to marry one amllher 1n some states, hut 1f first cousrns marry m a state where It IS legal, their marriage is recognized in all 50 s1a1es. Many siaies have already Slarled proposing laws that would mean same· sex marriages performed legally lit any other Slate would not be recognized in that state . At least five to seven legal documenh have to be drafted be1ween same- sex domesllc partners 111 order co establ1~h protections that are granted auto· ma11cally 10 maleJtemale coupleo;; when they marry. Even then. we are not aUorded the same privileges or protect1ons granted in legal marriage If lhe downfall of civilization being caused hy homo· sexuality were the case, as some have charged, ii would have happened a long tame ago, as II has existed a' long a' human· k111d and 1s h1scorically well docu­mented. The love and commitment I have with my panner, equals 1f no1 surpasses any such partnership between a man and a woman. We get up 111 the morning, go to our jobs, spend lime with our friends and families. are active Ill the community. grocery shop. do our housework, pay our bllh, tale care of each other If we are 111, clc.­just like other tam11ie..,_ If anyone 1s fr1gh1ened by 'uch ordrnary day rn day hfc. then I am very sorry for lhem Our sex· ualuy " a private mauer hetween the two of U\ and need not concern 1hem In addition to the right lO have our inti· male rela11onsh1rs honored 111 legal marriages throughout th1.., country, all 'odomy laws 'hould he repealed . l.e>b1· <1no;; Gays_ Bisexual~ and Tr;11at:,en dered rnd1v1duah should ~e allowed 10 ser"'·e openly 1n service to their country tn the military if that is their choo~ing President Clinton needs to rea,!'.ert h" promise of eliminating the Milllary Ban 1ns1ead of letting the rid1culou~ "Don'1 A,k, Don'! Teti" policy con· 1Jnue Lesbian, Gay, B"exual and Tran t;gendered service memhers have and DO, serve their country with honor and dign11y The UnJled Staie' Governmenl ha~ no business legitin11zing d1:>crim .. ina11on . No one 1\ a\kang for special rights, we arc only asking for protcc11on from d1i;cr11111nat1on . We wan1 the right 10 our homes, our JObs, our children, and our pursuJI of happiness. Our very lives are a1 stake. as evidenced by 1he rise rn haie-cnmes agarns1 UG/B/T in 1his coun· iry. Thal 1s 1he bo11om·l1ne of 1he so· called "Homosexual Agenda " How can anyone so smart say something so dumb? Former Rhode> Scholar and Pres1den1 of 1he Un11ed Su1e;, 8111 CIJnion· · quoted from ncwsconferencc 1n May 1996 'Well firH of all , as I undersland JI, whal 1he bill doe<··lei's make JI clear As I undersiand JI, whal 1he bill does " 10 state that marriage 1s an 1ns111ut1on between a man and a woman that. among 01her thrngs, JS used to bring children rnlo lhe world bul 1he legal effec1 ol lhe bill ·as I undersund ll, lhe only legal effecl of 1he bill JS 10 make JI clear 1ha1 !'tiles can deny rccogn1t1on of gay mar· riages that occurred mother state!). And 1f !hat's all JI does, !hen I will sign 11. Now, havrng said 1ha1, I do nol favor d1scnm· rnallon agarnsl people becau\C 1hey're homosexual.' AD VER TISE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE HOUSTON ¥0ICE Son's Horizons Not Broad Enough I was in Beaumont about a week ago to sec my youngest son receive an academic honor at that cuy's Central High School. Not 10 be outdone, his brother had some· thong to show off, too. "Take me to drop off my film," he begged This os my traveling man-child. I have " taken him to drop off"' cani sters of film he snapped of monks and girlfriends in The People's Republic of China, artost· welders m lllinoos, aunts and "friends"' on New Mexico. streets, schools. and kids asleep m dorms on New York City, and the brick. wall view of his kitchen window in San Francisco. The remarkable thong is not that he os pu rsued (all expenses paid) by colleges and universit ies in all these places trying to romance horn to their rnstitullons, no. The rema rkable thing IS that when he &etS home Wllh his film he can' t get himself to the drug store to have the pictures he took developed . This os my nonmaterialimc (he trav· els wnh a few drawing pencils and a Call Home phone card) dosdaoner-of-status and lover of the planet , Zen Buddhist son. Parr of his religion involves respect for the environmenc and so great 1s this re.peel that he does not drove (" It depl· etes the natural resources of fossils and causes air. noise and nerve pollution ." ll1s mother\ nerves , that 1s) . "So will you take me 10 Wal-Mart'" Wal-Mart! Wal-Mart? Last tome I was in that town there was no Wal-Mart The bog· gest commercial business was the "Bobby·Q Stand" That's the place where all the lmks were made on the spot. Lmks and robs, "Bobby·Q Bones," that wouldn't quot tasting good until about an hour after you were through eating them. They were cooked. sold and served by a lady who was black. and thin as scissors. She kept herself "all doodoed up" and of her name wasn'1 Hazel 11 should've been Wal-Mart? "Not JUSI ' Wal Mart'-n's a Wal-Mart Super Store! It's open twenty-four hours and it has everything! Everybody goes there It's so popular you have to call ahead and reserve a parking space. I mean, everybody in Beaumont goes there every day• People pack lunches and drove on from Raywood and Saratoga and Honey Island 10 see u You owe u to your­self not to moss 11. It 's like going to Pans and bypassing the Louvre, u's like going to London and mossing the bridge. It 's like going to the Galleria and avoiding Ne1man's to come all the way to Beaumont and th en mus our new Super store!" I dropped horn off at Wal·Mart. I never found out wha1 pic tures he was having developed, but I thin~ that boy needs to get out more . Out of Beaumont, out of East Tex3'. He needs to broaden hos horizons. He should try La Capua/ (Mexico Coty) next I bet he'd love the bazaars New Developments in Neartown The Neartown As"1c1ation reports that the ""ne" of Roch's, a popular ought· cluh 1n lhe Midtown area, are redevelo· ping lhc old Tlla's restaurant huilding m the 700 hlock of Wes1he1mer The) plan to open a ma1or new nightclub. The club ts alread) m possession ot a liquor permit, and the redevelopment seems imminent Neartown has a blankel polic) of f1gh1 ang any new liquor permits 111 the area lhe assoc1atwn say!rl ll has received many call$ conoplamong of the elfect such development will have on Avondale and the hoard 1s reviewing the process b) which a liquor permit was granted before 1he Nearto..-..n A'suc1atrnn, or sur· roundrng property owners. learned of the plan' The parking loo the new cluh will t>e on the ~outh side of Wcstheimer in what 1s now a row of vacant lol!'\. Ncartown view, this a~ a positive step to keep cars off rhe res1- den1tal \treets, hut 1s concerned with the ind1cat1on of the number of parron~ the cluh owner\ ant1c1pa1e Robert Waters. a partner (or former partner) ol on R1cl"s Cabaret on Roch· nwnd 1s attemp11ng 10 purchase a pint of land het"ecn Korhy and Greenhroar on the Snuth\lcSt hec"•Y (l'S II") 59) on order to optn a scx.ually oriented hU\I" ness Water~ 1s trying to secure both a liq~ uor pc1m1t and a sc\uall~ oriented bus111ess permit Just outside the Near­town boundaries, anJ a more 5 blocks from Poe Elementar) School, Near­town s board 1s interested in the oprn ion~ ol us rncmhcrsh1p in 1h1s matter The) are \lllrkong w11h the Boulevard Oaks Assoc1at1on in an a1tcmp1 10 per !iUade Mr. \\.'attrs that 1s current location is s1mpl} not appropri11c The dehatc over the Westhe1mer Street Fe" continues. A recent poll sho,.ed that a strong ma1or1ty ot res1Jcn1S arc in favor of the feu1val. Neartown remains offocoally neutral ahout the Fe,t hut has created a comm1t1ee charged "tth the authority 10 research and make recom~ mendatrnns on I) How to dramattcally change the Festival 10 rrotect the most affected neighborhood' or 2) To 'top the Festival completel}. 1f the concerns and suggestions ol thts committee, upon adopllon. arc not addres..,ed The tall 1996 Fest and p<»s1bl)' those scheduled for 1997, have alreaJ) heen perm11ted by the cit) The ex1,ting com m1ttee created last year to negotiate volunrary compromi,es on conduct of the l'est "Stoll operating. It os chaired by former Neartown President Annn1se Parker. and 1s cur1entl) worling w11h Westhe1mer Sercet l·est Inc lhe fe!'.ll· val organ11ers Another way to reach us! You can now send your letters, news leads, and other correspondence to the HOUSTON VOICE by e-mail. Address to: HouVoice@aol.com. HOUSTON VOICE I MAY 31, 1996 7 QUESTIONS About Life? 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"\\ 713.523.3396 8 HOUSTON VOICE I MAY 31, 1996 by Jon Anthony ~luch to lhc chagrin of compeling ncl" orks, CBS ""' lhc victor m lhc highly contentious efforts of all networks to \>OO Tom S•ll•ck back lo lhe small screen. Selleck " :1 star m an as ) et undisclosed sho" for lhc s1ruggl1ng n<t"ork 10 premiere durmg lhe 1997-98 season. In addition to Sellec~. Bill Cosb} and Ted Oan)on will be on the net\\Ork·s slate. C1h hopes 1hc1r marquee 'aluc "111 tran><:end 1010 stellar raungs. \ bd•lin• Kahn relurns to ~cnes telcv 1s1on m CBS' nev. Cosb) shon this ran Joan Collins is bemg heavily considered to play Endora m the big-screen adaptation of Bc\\Uchcd starring ~l i ci 1 Sil\.tn,tone ~o \I.Ord on \\ho Y.111 portra) Damn. Real hfc '-YPD delcctl\C Thom•> \1 ck:enn1 has \\Cltten 1 book detailing his most grisly cases. "1cKenna has assucd Sean Penn, John T urturro. \tichatl Douglas and .\ndy Garcia v. th preparation for their \atlOUS dctect1\c roles in movies. \lanhauan l\orth lfom1<1d• 1s published by St \1artm's Press Simon & Schuster " I release an apdah:d \CfSIOn of l n/1m11ed Partners Our American Storv bi Bob and f.lizabelh Dole Originally released in 1988. lhe nc" ed111on w be released July 2 Y. orld rcno" ned Fre~ch chef Julia Child "on the daytime Emmv for Oulstandmg ~er>1cc ~ho" llos last week Ch· d's a"ard category "as nol telc\'1SCd C'ompct ng nominees \\ere Bob Villa 11nd \ lar tha Ste,.art lhis)ear> Ion) A"'ards ceremony promises to be more exc.nmg than recent galas. despite the fact that Julie \ndrt" ' and her I"'°' l'1ctona en,."\\. "'II bo)t tt 1he C\nt I he easl or the laiest Broad"ay smash Rent will perform I vc as y,111 thc casl of /he !..m11 ~nJ I. I funnv T711n11 llappcneJ Dn the Hur lo {he /· 1,rum and firm;: m 'da \orse Brmg m 'Ja Funk.. ro mark the prest1g1ous a,1,ard ceremonies 50th anmversat}, CHS has snared Liza \1innelli and Bernadette Peters to sing a medic) to honor the occasion. "uthan Lane Y..tll host this year's fesuvilles The Ton) /\\\.ards air June 2 .. The June 12 performance of Tomm,r. lhc rock opera by The \Ho. al the C)nth1a Woods Pa\lhon ha< beeo canceled Refunds arc available at all T icketmasters. No. )Oure not inebriated, that really 1s J ohn \ Va)' nt in those Coors commercials. Thanks to d1git1zed compuler technolog) similar to that used in Forrest Gump. the ad's director \\.as able to make the late actor's appearance m the spot seen reahst1c The ad"en1sc:ment nas appro\icd by V.ayne"s estate and Coors made a 1t.11erous donation to the John Wa) nc Cancer Institute. a non-profit treatment and research fac1ht) Christopher Reeve and llllO have formed a partnership Reeves "'II mark his directorial debut for the cable net" orL:. "1th In 1hr Gloaming. about a "~celchair-bound young man cl) mg of AIDS \\.ho r11.-tums home In add1t1on. the para!) zi:d actor w1·· direct an as )Ct untitled romantic corned) film later this >Car, \Hite a OO<>k and be heard as the \<lice of King Anhur m the upcoming animated mo\ 1e The Qu~sJ for Camtlot. Rob Rtmer "111 direct an upcommg film based on lhc real fc drama of lhc murder of \1edgar £,crs Jam•s Wood \o,.iJI ponra} B)rOn de la Dcd.\\.1th. the man com 1cted of shooting the slam c1vtl rights kaJcr in front ofh1s \\.1fe and children Altc 8 1 ld,.in and \~h oopi Goldberg. "ho portray"s Mcdgar's"1fc.. also star in 1hc ta'\1.Jc Rock film 'lated for release this ( ·hnstmas. ABC hm postponed mdefinlld) their plans for laum.:hmg a 24·hour all nc.:"s 1.:hanncl to EST. 1 973 compete \'Ith CNN on cable oullets. Media tycoon Rub•rt Murdoch and NBCs commitment to debuting their respccti\.C efforts at rivaling CNN thlS fall has been at1nbu1cd as a maJor fac1or m ABCs dect.sion Jon Stewart is bcmi bandied as a possible replacement for G r•g Kinn•ar for NllC's /.ater program. Kinncar's big-screen career 1s rismg and NBC '"ants to be prepared , Demi Moore will star m R1dlc) Scot1's GI Jone as a Na-) SEAL. Moore" 111 sha"e. her head to gi\e the character authcn11cll) • Jeff Foxworthy has penned a nc" book of down home humor entuled Vo Shirt \'o Shoes \'o Problem, published b) Hyperion and currently available at bookstores. ~x. Drugs and Conrrquences "the name of an ABC Ne"s Spc<.ial staled 10 air fhursda) June 6 at 7 p.m The special \\ill prO\.tde a rctro~pcct1ve on the AIDS dilemma and look at recent de\.elopments that appear to be promising 8!; a combatant to the disease Ba rban \\.-'1 lttrs and Morein Fairchild co­hoSL Oa\l id Lindsey \\.111 be signing his ne\\ bestselling book Requitm for a Glass l/eart on Sa1urday, June I at the Tanglc\\ood Super Cro'"" bookstore at I pm Lindse) 's popular hools place many of the characters m Houston and Requiem 1s set at an intemat1onaJ crime summit m our city .\1o' ng Piclurc's. Demi Moore's production compan) has alread) purcha.~d the no\. cl for adaptation to the bigs~rccn . Moore \\.Ill produce and star in the film ens debut> a revampc:d \.Cr:tion of Central Purk West, last )Car's highly pubhc1Lcd flop. R1qu•I W•lch and Gerald ~1cRant)' ha\ e been cast rn an effon to boost the "'hmH ratings ·1 he sho'' retitled CPV- . debuts on June Sat 9 p.m and \\ill n1r (\\1cc \\Cd.I) on Wednesda) and Frida) at 9 p.m . . Singcrlactres<iac11ml ll<tty Buckley guests on CBS' This ,\formng program June 6 at 7 a.m .. Elton John '"'ts the set of Good lformng 4mmca on ABC fuesday, June 4 at 7 a.m Dia na Ross and director J ohn \Vattrs chat \\.ith Oa\. id Lett•rm1n on Cns• Late V1gl11June5 at 10 35 p.m .... Top of the Charts: Mission Impossible """ kmg of the box-ofticc and sci a record as the biggest Memorial Oa~ Weekend opening of a film in h1~tof) (see re\iC\\ m this issue of The l/ouston I oice). The Flintstones held that record until nO\\.. Mission raked in $57 million over 1he weekend and has tallied $75 million since its opening last Wednesday T'K-uttr conunues to force mo\1egoers to the theaters as C\.idcnced b)' ib impressive third week gross of S37 million bringing its tolal to an 1mprcssi\.·c $144 million 10 date. Leslie Ni•lso n's Spy /lard opened at No. 3 \\Ith SI I mill ion in receipts ..•. Semftld was the highest rated !\hO\\ accordmg to Nielscns. Bone Thugs-!11- Harmony's Tha Crossroad<t is the numhcr one >inglc in the counlry and The Seo" by the Fueees is lhe b1ggcs1 selling album Cassandra \\'ilson rules the Jal'.l chans \\.Ith her single \ew \loon Daughter and Jose C1rrt r11s Pauton tops the classical charts. T•rry l\1c.\11llan's I/ow Stella Got lier Groow (Viking) and Dennis Rod man's au1ob1ograph 1cal Bad 1s I Hanna Rt t Delacorte). co-\\ ntten "nh Tim t\.town, ore the bcst·selhng l1ct1on and non-fictu.m utlcs according to The Ne\\ York I imc:-i bc~t·sellcr l1>t. Quote of the \hek: "I'd rather ta/A to a bag tt-·oman ar 111. wp.•rmarktt rhan a 101 of peoplt m llol/y-.. ood ~ - Cht r in a CO\. Cr SID') rntCr\llC" in this \o,.eck "s Entertainment Weeki) Houstons Biggest Antiques, Crafts & Collectibles Spectacular! "FORMERLY THE WORLD'S LARGEST TRADING POST" The Astrohall • June 15 & 16, 1996 SHOW HOURS: SATURDAY, JUNE 15 • 10AM - 6PM SUNDAY, JUNE 16 •10AM -4PM Experience Houston's largest display of antiques, arts, crafts, ceramics, gift items, jewelry (fashion & antique), l 4kt gold, sterling silver, art prints, original paintings, woodcrafts, silk floral arrangements, home decoration items, and many fine collectibles. And theres plenty of food for the entire family! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---. ADMISSION~ Children under 12 free Seniors 65 & over - $1 DADS FREE ON FATHER'S DAY FOR INFORMATION (ALL: 713-799-9632 Houston Names Project Memorial Quit will be on display, admission to this area is free. GREEN SHEET I voo• SMAR1' SHOl'PER·s GUIO£ Tl" l1t1''1""1rt S9/#IW"- ToA,rmi:wl1 na U* S* A. PRODUCED EVENT Poll Results Question Clin­ton's Popularity repeatedly intoned during stump speeches, The GOP seems to have forgouen that President Clinton and a Democra1 controlled congress enacted the largest tax increase 1n history during their reign. Thal 1s something that bears repeat mg Ill a po mt of redundancy as tt 1s a fact that will mdelobly re'<inate wuh the \'Oters. Clinton and his colleagues had a 1wo year opportunll) to enact welfare reform and neglected to do so Now he v.ants to tale credit for welfare reform efforts m .states like Wisconsin that were created by Republican governors. Likewise, they could have raised the mm- 1mum wage during the first half of his presidency wuh relative ease. Again they neglected 10 do "" This type of pos­turing by Clinton I' typical and to he expected. He 1s a much helter acror than Ronald Reagan ever was and should have no problem obta1n1ng roles rn Holly· wood once he leaves office President Clinton's high standing 111 recent polls aside. most American's have not succumbed to liberal ideology as some pundus would like to suggest. Jn a recent Gallup Poll conducted April 25- 28. 01lled as a "nat1onal referendum• fhlll focu,1ng on 27 1mporrant issues, the American public overwhelming sways con~erva11ve on a majority of those l\SUCS The poll demonstrates the public s unwavering commitment and undying support on 11 Ol3JlH issues by a 2-1 mar gin. More than 803 of those polled favor a balanced hudge1 amendment, ra1s1ng the minimum wage. English as the off1~ cial language and life sentences for drug dealers. Over 703 favor the death pen· alty for murderers, congressional 1erm llmtls voluntary school prayer, rec.Jue· ing government agencies and a two ­year cutoff for welfare recipients. Mandarnry JOb training and doctor a,~11\ted ~uic1de were favored by 69% and 683 of the publoc, re'pecmely. In add1· cron , the public appears to be in agree ment on ~everal issues that the\· over whelmingly oppose such a .. 1eia11z111g marijuana (73S). wuhdn""ing from the UN (77%), •elling publoc lands (703) and racial preferences in JObs and 'chools (833) 67% are oppo,ed to Gay marriages, as are Pre .. 1dent Clinton and Bob Oole. rhe lact "that most people 111 this coun· H) know that .. oi.:1a11 .. m doe~n t work. l urope '" a pr 1me t''>ample of t he 11/s of \OC1al1sm-doutile d1g1t unemploy ­ment, blcH.:ked private JOb creation. etc. Ronald Reagan ·, popularny clearly e'empl1fled that the public does not favor clas' warfare or zero-\um eco­nonrn; pessunism So why are the Repub­l 1ca n \ losing ground and Bob Dole's campa11n strugg ling ro gain momen­tum'! Several reasons F1r~1 and foremost. Bob Dole needs to real11e that he will not win the While House if this clect1on is a referendum over income 1nequaltty and redistri· but1on or aus1ere numerical balanced budget plan,. The GOP"> misaligned commitment and fixation wuh the bal­anced budget issue has cauc;ed them great consterna1ton and provided an ideal opportun11y for Clinton 10 look presi· dential and reasoned It was a mistake. A m1"ake that can be rec11f1ed D1ffi· cull'' Yes Impossible'! No Here's how I believe 1t could be accomplished · The GOP need' 10 aggressively bring 10 the forefront a host of issues that President Clinton cannot waffle on wuhout seri­ous risk of alienaung his core constitu ency. In poliuc .. , the ,·actor is usually the candidate who 'hapes the dialogue of the campa1an. lhe current resident of the While lfouse has clearly heen the wm· ner to date . II the GOP wani. 10 gain ground, they need to rever~e the t1de and 'take claim~ on sub!ltantl\C 1~sues. How? Taxes. The l\sue of taxe\ i\ something every workrng American understands They are fully aware of the impact that taxes impose upon them It I\ a winning IS\UC Ronald Reagan and, more recently, Chri"1ne Todd Whitman are mode ls of the benefits o l this issue . Whitman's 1993 gubernawrial win in New Jersey agarn\t a well finarH.:ed 111cumbent, Jim !'Iorio , " con"dered by many 10 be the catalyst that resuscitated the Repub· l1can Party 10 victory 1n 1994 Wh1· 1man°!'. entire campaign c;tayed focused on the U\atwn issue and never veered from 1t " You will spend your money more ""1sely than 1he government will, .. she The puzzling a'pect of Cltnion 1~ his en<.Jearing popular1ty amongst the electorate when he campaigns Clin­ton , as President , never could mu,1er approval r.attngs O\er 50" in opinion polls. In fact he has had the lowe't poll rattngs of an) pre,1dent , cons .. 1enth tor mo~t of his term, hovering around th~ lo"' to mid 40 percentile range He 1s an etfcc11Ye camra1gner and .. eem~ tn ha"·e an uncanny abil11y a1 man1pulat1ng his negatives 11110 ro,1t1ve .. Jn my oprn ion, Clinton's pnpular11y says more about the public s acquiescence than their steadfa't allegiance 10 h1~ cand1 tL.u.:y The tac1 that < hnwn 1s c.:ampa1g n mg on Rcpuh lu:an <hemes has also heen a cnntrihu11ng facior. The soon to he former Senator Dole need' to buy some Lnerg 11cr bat1er1es and start campaigning w11h a fer"or The aforementioned poll sho""s that when 11 comes to l\SUe~ . he has the upper hand Add111onall) the poll confirms that a clear maJOrlly \l.aOl !<i governmen1 less involved w11h 1he1r l1\'e~-ho1h finan­cially and in personal mailers . Dole should disavow government intrusion into peoples private lives, i.e. aboruon and homose.uality "sues, and focus on the economy, crime and foreign policy. If the GOP truly believes in removing the government oil of the backs of the pub· Ire, then they should prac11ce that maxim on the personal front as well. Dole needs to offer clear dis1rnct1ons between him and Clinton , Th" should not be d1fflcul1. Dole 'hould promise the American people that he will provide them with tax relief. His recent meeting wuh Steve Forbes 'uggests he will do JUSI that Dole 's decisrnn to bring Jeanne Kirkpatrick aboard 10 head hlS foreign policy agenda wa> equally as 1mpres­s1vc. I expei.;t he \I.Ill announce other high profile and re~pectcd ind1v1duals as ideological contr1hu1on. to his cam· pa1gn tn the1r re\pecuve fields as 1he cam­paign cyc le progres'e' Both Kirkpat · rick and Furhc .. would add lus1er to his fledgling campaign a' vice prc~1den­t 1al cand idates A' would Chris11ne Todd Wh11man or Rep . John Kasich . The elect ion 1s Bob Dole's to lo\c , To be sure. he is the underdog hut Americans have alway\ had an attrn ity for an under­dog Ronald Reagan was more than 30 po111ts heh111d President Caner \I.hen he won the nomina11on and managed 1o wm the pre"dency in a land,lode In poli· tics nothing ''certain Personally. I cannot get e:ccucd abou1 either candi dale and have not )Ct determined who will get my vole this early Ill 1hc procc~ ... nor do I believe mO'il American' have euher c HOUSTON VOICE I MAY 31, 1996 9 ]oun9 Executives ':No cot'U with 'Bui.snLSs Card eet Doors open at 9:00 pm ~=~-:===~ ~~~~:,LJ I I ~ I ~ ~ You qre invited to be q contestant in th12 Mr. Chances Contest Ask anv hartender how to register! Hosted hy RSICSS Emperor & Empress. Step forward if you feel "BUTCH"! Saturday, June 1, 9pm SuNdAy, Jur-.E 2, 4 - 8pM Gistand & Chaney Rhythm & 61ues/Motown Sound Your Sunday ~fternoon Dance & Porty ~or!! WEdl\jESdAy, JUNE 5, 9pM Come help Shiela Lennon celebrate her birthday while she sings the best of country, folk and pop! FRidAy, JUNE 7 AT 900pM • Bl1ek Luther Emperor Jim Hal~ert Hd Guardia. A•s•I E•prus Ru~r Stu• LEATHER 1 N LACE A Mt'«l-B£Nd1~G DRAG Sliow f, 1R All TASTES BENdin"G Tk Ml.MORY of ·cAl MoRAN, THE MA"' PA1n h" ~ '1~ 'DaJ.4 of ~ ~ 16 at ?ftA1uj4.M4k't4f4/ • 1100 WESTHEIMER • 523-7217 • 10 HOUSTON VOICE I MAY 31 1996 POT LUCK DINNER - Thurs., June 6, 7:00pm Please bring food. Community Concerns discussion by Fred Gaines "Being African-American & Gay" • Prayers for Healing with Anointing Thurs., June 13, 7:30pm MOVIETIME FRIDAY NIGHT Join us for uncommon worship COVENANT An Alllcncan Bapun Church, founded 1965 We welcome persons of all racial and ethnic heritages, all sexual orientations and all faith perspectives to our Christian community. Covenant meets 1n the facilities of Bellaire Christian Church. 6610 Alder, 668-8830. Sunday Worship at 1:30pm, education hour at 3:00pm. htt ://www neosoft.comt-cov Friday, June 21, 7:30pm "Love & Human Remains" COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHURCH "A (!~ 'Buttt ()w, .L-" 501 E 18th at Columbia • Houston, TX Se vi es: * Sun. :00 A.M. PRA\,S~ & WORSHIP Sul\ • 1:60 P;M. EVENING SERVICE Thurs. : 7:30 P.M. MIDWEcK SERVICE • Sign Language lnterpret1t10n for the Hearin& Impaired PtUIM - e""" e"1,u (713) !!0-9235 (Paid l\d'1crt.scrncnt) Rev Janet Parh -r ASK THE PASTOR Q: " I 'A-ant to be an eumplt to others in my ('hri~tian walk. How can I help someone who dotsn't want to be helped? \\.hat can I do to lead them when they don't appear to be 1ntert)ttd'!'' A Las1 "•"'~ I share '"th >"" the 1mponance of hvmg uur ,\.CS for Chnst by our acuons and mtcractJOns "ith others. It 1c; gnaalh not the "preacher" type " ho "1nS the fa\ Or of others for God It,. the one "~o l ves the r hfe full of JOY, smcenty, truth. mh:gnty and pcaa '~at has lhc greatest mfluc:ncc on oth­ers for ksus I began to look at the stages that most people go through m becoming ii ( hnst1:m. or cntcrmt; mto a re: 11onsh1p " th Chnst I h1..• first st:igc "Mone of unconcern. or not carmg or sccmg a nc1.-'1.i for n spiritual l1fo fhe second stage "as one ol concern A person wM oblc to ~ec 1hc ni.:1.~. to pursue development ot D !i.piritual hk and the need for (Jod fh•~ \\ttl '"'c wall loo._ at th~ n:mammg lhrc:c sbgcs. fhc third st.age 1s one of bcmg con\ 1ch:d The person now has enough information and 1s ~· mg challenged b) the llol) Spirit to do something ahoul their spmtu.11 need>. It " very 1m­fX. lrtant at this llmc that )OU !»pend a lot of 1i111c pra)mg for th1~ pcl""on. Your pr.t)crs " Ill help them listen ,md respond to the "orkmg of 1hc I lol) Spirit It 1s at lhrs stage lhal lhe per­son reall) need~ 10 ~ m felto\\sh1p \\ 1th other Christians Fxposmg hungr') ~(' kcrs to praise and "'orstup. to h:achmg und good pn. ". 3\'.'.hmg ttllows the Spint of GoJ to continue the conv1c­t1on proc(:Ss If 111s successful. it \\JU take them to the next stage The fourth stage 1s repentance Repentance'' making on about face and \\alL111g man oppo­site dm:ct1on Instead of h\ 1ng for ~If and thc \\Or1d, a person 1s now read> to tum around and wall "'•th God It is at this stage 1hat a person realizes that the) \\ Cte l"ing their fife for lhcmsclvcs 1n a sclfi5h way Sin 15 the d"'"'S1re to he independent of God Sm ts wanting to run ~our o\\n hfc apart from God's help Sm;, !al.mg matters into )Dur o\\n hands. When a per­srn realizes that the) "ere made to Ii> c m rclat1onsh1p " 1th God. repentance brings them 10 the place of iKkno"'lcdgmcnl Herc a person Tc:arns about forgt\cnCSs and hO\\ to rccc1\c II and begin a ne" hie \\ e must not get m the wa} of le1tmg a person go through this stage It rs ii bcaut1lul C'\.P.,"flcncc and a frccm~ one Hae God frees us of our own stuhborn nil ls so 1ha1 \\e can be free to be \\hat and "ho God made us to be This brmgs us to the linal stage Farth I len: a person receives the gift of farth to behe'e 1hat Caod c:m lead lhcn C\Cry step of the Y.ay m lit\: \Tctoriously The gin offa1th cnah1es a per­son to believe .:nd ac.cpt God's "ord as 1ruth With thlS g1fi not onl) comes the assurance ot relat1onsh1p "uh (,od as God's child. hul 11 gJ\es )OU strength 10 five each da) It 1s rhe he­gmnmg of .i I• .:tun\! ofcxc1rcment and fultillm1..-nt' fh1s 1s the place \I.here a person 1s horn ilfle\\ ot the Spir 1 ,f < ,ocf Once n person n:;iches stage f\c ~ou ha"c JUSt begun a d1sc1plesh1p relationship \\Ith this pe~n NoY., more th3n ever. they "i~: need )OUr cncour..tgemcnt to guide 1hcm alon~ this Oe\\ \\l) or fife ft 15 as If} U ltc taking 8 baby by the hand (;ive them time 10 gTO\\ and learn and e•plorc lfcre >our exomple to them more cnuc ' th:tn ever They arc look mg up 10 )O It d po'\" "'fu expc11enc~1 IF YOl \\ Ol LD LIKE TO ASK Tm; PASTOR A QUESTIO:'li, \\RITE: RC\'. JA:\ET PARKER, .\1ARA'.'IATllA FELLOW­SHIP -'"IC(, P.O. BOX 667032, HOl STO:'I', TX. 77266-7932 K INGDOM COMMUN ITY CHURCH I Caleb a glimpse oC the Kingdom of God Sunday School - 10 A.M. Sunday Wo~h1p Service - ll A.M Wcdncid&)'i: A Course in Miracles - 7'30 P.M. 4404 Bl~ at Snover 713-862-7S33 BILL CLAIRE PAMILY MORTUARY d Private Cremation S!rnComplete C.re ud CO""-r• for lbc F,.ey • Cof11llete F..,.,,.at • Pre-Arranged Services In-Home SarVICes • Pre-Need Insurance • Al lnsu"ane• Pokies Honored 522 9030 2603 Southmore - Houston, TX 77004 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 1' :1 Bittemesss is like a boomerang, The moment you fling it, It returns. ~ f&.. Berin2 Memorial United Methodist Church 1kv7. "'" 1440 Harold St. Houston, Texas 77006 ~ V , (713) 526-1017 ~..,,. .· -.LLOWSHIP \klrnpolitan ( ·nnuuunit~ ( 'hnrd1 l'Hi\ISli\(; • TE1\Clll:'\(; E'.':COUIUGI~(; SUNDAY 11~ g~J~P~ An evangelical ministry with celebration services of Praise, Prayer and Study of God's word. Bible Cl~ lOam 3400 Montrose, Suite 600 {Handicap accessible) (Montrose at Hawthorne) For info. on weekly home groups, call 528-6756 Oe~ ltttt YOU, 11 C11111 than th lOVINO EXPERIENCE. S1nin9 th1 Gay, Lu~lan , B1-1H11l C1rnm~nity ef C1th1lies & Frien4s. 81m11 t part af Di9nity U.$.A. SERVICES Saturdays 7:30 pm Traditional Mass klclualve liturgy celebroted. Cd and preH 4 for our Socio! Evonto l Seh1dul11. T odo1 bl1nv1nldo1I (Full details in Y5 - '% Gay and Lesbian Yellow Pages) In the Heights 1307 Yale Ste. H Phone 880-2872 ~trurn · s ~nusr lltsq [tat: HIYtAIDS Trans1t1onal LIVlng Home • Fruit Juices: apple, grapefruit, orange, cranberry • Soft Drinks: cola, diet cola, uncola, frutt flavors • Copier Paper . . . • Cleaning supplies: bleach, Lysol spray Lysol ltqu1d, dishwasher detergent, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent • Paper goods: paper plates, 6 oz. drtnking cups, napkins, paper towels, bathroom tissue, facial tissue • Garden Hoses (2) • Water Dispenser w/ hot and cold spickets • Smoke Detectors w/ carbon dtoxide sensors • Microwave oven • Hospital Overbed tables (2) • Patio table and chairs w/ umbrella • A larger house w/ 5-6 bedrooms, 3-4 baths • A smaller house or apartment for offices and room for visitors All donations are tax deductible. For questions, or would like to volunteer, call: (713) 522-5757 FRIDAY - 5/31 • .. Your Sacred Self' - stud) group using the Oest seller Ii} \\.'ajnc D)Cr CO~ff learn more .1bout ) our s3crcd sc.:lf. sacred ~ istcrs & brothers, & the saned. lo\ mg Creator God \\.ho made It so. Kingdom Commun it~ Church. 4·!04 Blossom Call 862· 7533. • Catholi< Mass ut IO:OO am. Kolbe Project. 1509Fair'1c" Call 522-8182 SATURDAY - 6/1 • Sen ices at 7 30 p.m D1gn1t) Church. 1307 Yale Call 880-2872 SUNDAY- 6/2 • Gra1.:c I utheran Church Sunday $Chool for all ages at 9JO a.m. Wor;h1p Sen ice at IO:JOam. 2515 \\augh Dr. (a M1>soun) • I irst l'n1tanan llnl\crsalist Church Sunda) Scr\ICl-S at 9 JOam and 11 JOam. 5200 Fannin at Southmorc 526-5200 • Sen1ccs at 5:30 p.m Dignll) Church. 1307 Yale. Call 880-2872 • Mamnatha Fcllo11sh1p Metropolitan Church Services" A Stud) 10 the Gospel of Mark" and "The ' I' Factor," (llo" to be a positl\e influence on others a<> a witness for Christ) at NOT ALL BATTLES ARE FOUGHT WITH A SWORD. O CTOBER 11 13. 1996 Al[)$ MEMORIAL Q LT DISPLAY WASHINGTON DC NAM ES ProJ''" 41 S-882-5500 Ti-ave! Info: 800-926-2631 CHVRCH CALENDAR OF £V£NTS 10:00 am. Praise and Worship. Min1stl) of the \\'ord, Drama and Personal ~1m1stn 11 OOa.m Maranatha Fell<msh1p. HOO Montrose. Suite 600, 528-6756 • MCCR \\Orshipscrvu:cs ''uh Re\. Jim Bums 9:00 am & 11 :()()am. 1919 Decatur Call 861-9149 • Communll) C1ospcl Church \\Orship sen ice at 11.00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m 5011: 18th Call 880-9235 • I louston M1ss1on Church \\Orsh1p sen ice at I 0.30 a.m 1505 Ne,ada Call 529-8225. • Kingdom Commun1t) Church \\Orsh1p sen ice at 11.00 a.m . Sunda' School at 10:00 am Call 862· 7533. "I he C;lestine Prophec). An hperient1al Guide" at I 0:00 a m • Lcumen1cal Catholic Church Mass at 10: 15 1405 palm Call 526-8095 • Co\cnant Baptist Church. Worship sen1ce . I JO p.m. and education housr at 3 OOpm. 6610 Alder Call 668-8830. • Bering Memorial United Methodist Church Worship service. 10:50 am Seekers c1.,,, 915 am 1440 Harold. Call 526-1017. :\10'.llDA Y - 613 • Catholic Ma.'-' at 7 30 p m Kolbe Pro1e.i. 1509 Fain 1c\\ Call 522-8182 • \1CCR 1 landbdl Choir Rchcrsal t 7 00 p.m., 1919 DccP""· Call 861-9149 TUESDAY - 6/4 • MCCR. Lmplmcrrncnt for I i\ ing support group & pot luck dinner at 6.00 p.m , Glol) land Singers at 8:00 p.m .• The Gospel Lnscmblcat6:00pm Cal.861-9149 • PROHCl meets at Bering Church Call 520-7870 • Small home ~roups mcc:t to smg. share their Huth and pra~ for one another at 7 30 p.m. rhcse groups are open to all people Call \1aranatha f-ellO\\Sh1p at 528-6756 for location ea1.:h \\Cd ... WEDNESDAY - 6,S • Relationship Lecture Sc.:nc::- b) p, trid. Vauchon at MCCR. 1919 fl<catur 7 JO pm Call 861-9149. • MCCR: Jubilation l\foed Ensemble meets at 6:30 p.m .. M1d\\cd, uplifi sen ice at 7:00 p m . Bible Stud) , Lecture Series & Choir Rehearsal 7:30 p.m. 1919 Decatur. 861-9149 MR. PRIME CHOICE 1996 A Contest For Men Over 40 FRIDAY, MAY 31 • 1 OPM Meet The Contestants and Judges with Mark Frazier of The Dallas Eagle, The First Mr. Prime Choice Ben Moore and Guest Bartender Mr. International Drummer David Walker SATURDAY, JUNE 1 • 10PM A Night of Fantasy with Mr. International Fantasy J.D. Buchert Guest Bartender Mr. International Drummer David Walker SUNDAY, JUNE 2 • 9PM MR. PRIME CHOICE CONTEST Emcees Don Gill and Don Dowden Entertainment By Allan Gibson Don't Forget: B.O.P.'s Slave Auction Friday, June 14 HOUSTON VOICE/ MAY31 1996 11 • •A Cour>e rn Miracles• - Stud) Group usmg the book. published by the r oundallon for Inner Peace. "hich 1s 1Umed at rcmo\mg the blocks to our a,o,arencss of one's pre,..cncc Kingdom Commumt~ Church 7 30 pm Call 862-7533 • Ecumenical Catholic Church Ma_,5 at 7 ·()() p.m. 1405 palm Call 526-8095 • Small home group~ meet to sing. share their faith and pra) for one another at 7 30 p m I hcse groups arc open to all people Call Maranatha Fello\\Shtp at 5~8-6 756 for location each \\eel THLRSDA Y - 6/6 • Pot Luck Di 1er " p m. at Kolbe Project \\Jth communtt) concc1.- \\Ith Fri..~ Gaines "Being Africa-·\mencan & Ga)· 1509 Fa1n1~. 5:22-818~ • Commun1t) Gosrcl Church "orsh1p ~nice 7 30 p.m 501 E 18th. Call 880-9325 • \1CCR \\Orsh1p sen ices. 7 00 p.m 1919 Decatur Call 861-9149. lf)ou \\ant an C\Cnt listed in this section, please call (713) 529-8490. 715 FAIRVIEW• HOUSTON, TEXAS http://www.hic.net/ripcord/journal.htm 12 HOUSTON VOICE f MAY 31, 1996 THE LAZY J 312 TUAM • HOUSTON • (7U) 528-9343 FRIDAYS The Lazy J and China Doll Productions presents rt:- LJROJ\ y SUPE~ Slf rt:­SAT 10:lO P11t OW Strip - Talent Night 9:00pm with China Doll & Marilyn Marx with Special Guests FRIDAY NIGHT 8-BALL League Members Only June 1 • Hostess: Jade Mykels Special Guest s: Michaelay Catia Lee Love Katrina LaShawn Paivi Lee Love o>--------<l~lt>-----<G Stick Around & Dance v.:ith our DJ Bill Gonzalez 1022 WESTHEIMER 713/527-9669 Gaye's Birthday & 10th Anniversary Party Wednesday June 5th 3:00 PM Gay Pride Roof Top Tickets Now On Sale! Every Wednesday "Slop Shot Pool" l:OOpm comi~g June 7t~ Ma s T ·Shirts DAILY SPECIALS $1.50 WELL VODKA COCKTAILS MIMOSA $1.75 MONDAY-FRIDAY 7 AM-2PM TUESDAY $2.00 SHOTS OF CUERVO WED.-SPECIALS ALLDAY/ALL NIGHT· "DRINK TILL HE'S Cl'TE" $1.00 DOMESTIC LO~G'IECKS MO~'DA Y 8PM-11 P\t HAPPY HOt;RS MOR.. . l:'llG 7AM-2PVI • AFTER.. . 00. .. 5P\1-9P.\1 *SATURDAY 7AM-7P.\1 Gay Today by Glen Webber The Best of Friends I was eight yea" old when Mr. Spunky first came into my life. He wa~ a cute l1ttle terrier He wa~ a very small wir) dog 1<ho could not stay !i.llll for a minute. He "howed up on the back patio one afternoon, \Cratching the glass, wanting to come in So. I let him m. He iumped up mto my arm~ and \tarteJ hckmg my face ~ly folks said I could not keep Mr. Spunky. that I would not take care of him. We looked at my folk s , hoth with our puppy dog eyes, and finally they gave m. They ga-c me a list Of what they expected about caring for my new friend . Mr Spunky was a delight Like many dog" Mr. Spunky loved attention . People were warned 1f they came over. he would JUmp on their lap MoM people did not mind too much, but he could be a pc't 1t he got too c~catcd . ~1r Spunky•s favorite thing to do Glen and Miss Lad'r'' (and my favorite ., well, would be 10 JUmp on the bed where 1 1<as sleeping her <padc She is a wonderlul friend and and lay do\\n b) m) lace and go to 'lcep. He hopefully, someday I will tell you more ~·ould wake up about two or three in the abour her. mormng and lick m) face for a minute. then go bad to sleep I always knew he loved me When we 1<cnt on family trip' my Dad would bring a bo< tor Mr. Spunky We put his favorne blanket m the ho~ and that 1s where he woulJ s•ecp \\."e also smugglc<l h m into our hotel room~ 1h1s way I will say that Mr Spunky was m) best tr end I was a sh) introverted child and he helped me 10 cuine out vi m)' shell lie v.as welcome everywhere I went ant.I it someone were to refuse hun entrance. "-C would leave Of course 1t all had 10 come to an end One night he was lymg on the b<d ne<t to m) pil· low » usual, hut I knew something W3' wrong. During that Jaq night, he woke me with one ol h1:) routine licking session' and then we horh went had; to sleep The nc~t morning he was I) mg rhere sl1H My be't lriend had died but had been >1111 able to let me know he loved me before pass mg a"" ay We held a bad yard funeral service I was very sad for a long lime My loneh· ness kept me compan) for a while but one day I started to re,over from my g:rief and go on hvrng without h11n My folks offered to buy me another pet. but I loy· ally satd no Mr Spunky was 11. Thal 1s. until eleven year!) ago when M"> Lady came into my life I fuund her on tbe streets eating garbage. I took her home, and a' a re~pon~1hlr p•·t owner had It the time comes ~hen J can no hmger care for ha due to my 11lne,s, I k.no"' I can call the caring people of the Pet Patrol Their hard "'orking volunteers will wall and feed pct' when a p<r>on hvmg with AIDS i< unable to do SIL They 1<111 even supply food tor pets ol those on l11n1tcd inc .... me The'e people love animal s and help rel1e"e )OU of the streH nl "'011y1ng ahoul you1 an1rnah~ "-hen you arc 1101 ahlc w ~arc: tot them l he) ""Ill cHn help !Ind su11ahle , lo'ling homes f ol you1 turr) lo\.ed ones "'hen rhe time comes Somcumes people say you should not have pet\ when you arc 111. W<ll, I say 111) heauttful friends are my hest lr1ends When my lover Kclsc died Min I.ady and M"> Garhcld (yes, my call krpt me from going completely crazy. ottering me a lovrng support system. The Pet Patrol knows how 1he1r client\ feel ahout 1he1r pets. They will take very g1xxJ care ol them and save you the worry So many ol the Pet Patrol volunteers fall m love with their client'> pet\. Those that need th" help in turn love the Pet Patrol. Please call them 1f you or a friend need their help. or 1t you would hke to vol· untecr. and when they have a tund 1 raiser, be generous. M 1\~ Lady, Miss Garfield and all of us, thank you very much. The Pet Patrol may be contacted at 522- 1954 I NAMES Project Houston I Elects 1996 Board ! The NAMtS Proiect Houston is pleased to announce u s new Board ot Directors and otf1cers Llcctcd at us general rn~rn bersh1p meetmg on May 20. are David B Jack s on, Chairperson . Leora l·cl dman, Vice Chair; Arnold Sachs, Secre tary. Pierre Dolph, Development, Jo Anne Banker I· ma nee Dom Prrce, l:du cation; Barry Mandel, Outreach. Gcrr) Buncher Volunteers , Bert Rttvo Membership Susan Battlestein, Uts· play / Logistics Daniel Chanis , Mer· chandase , Pete Martinet, Panel makmg; Maggi Jones, Media Voted m as members· at·large of the Board were Jackson H1cls , Keith JCrawlord, Joel la'o;;cr. Steve Lupino. Robert Cruz, Mon· 1qu< Bossen, hie II . Shamban, and John Janco rhe NAMl'S Project llous1<1J1 e<pr<sses srncere gra11tude to Barry Mandel "'ho served as past chairperson, and the reM of laq year 's ott1Ccr\ "-110 overuw a remarkahle expansion ol the cduca 110111ouueach cftorlS ot the education and outreach eltorts ol the group Part ot the work 01 the new olhccrs and board "111 be prcparattons tor the 1996 D1spl3) ot Ihe AIDS Qurlt in Washmg­ton, DC this coming Octoher. The Names I Proiect lloust1>n may he contacted at 713152-NAMl: S . HOUSTON VOICE I MAY 31, 1996 13 PLAIN SPEAKING ~ Remembering Memorial Days Past This past Memorial Day, like many before tt, passed wtth barely a no1tce except that I wa~ aware the banks were closed and 1he mall was not delivered. Memorial Day is one ot those bottom-tier holidays, so unrecogntuble that they can be placed on random Mondays and not be affected. Such was not always the case for me. As a child, I actually looled forward to this harbinger ot summer not JUSt as an end to another !iochool year. bur as a day of adven .. ture. In my distant youth, Memorial Day v.as an occasion when my grandparents took my brother and I 10 the cemeteries. While on the surface of It, hardly an aus .. p1t:rnus beginning, such adventure was hut an open door to history-an my case. family history Our llule party ventured a mere twemy miles to the hamlet of Ouerville­whu: h, one supposes, came by its name from a certain animal in the nearhy 1.amtnc River although I fa tied to ever spot sui.:h a creature From the high" a} we "'ailed down a dirt road. stopping in1crn11tlen1ly tor short v1s.11s. v. 1th assorted relatives. and tmalt) reaching the town's cemetery In those remo1c vcars bet\\ecn the Second World War and ~he Korean ac11on \.'Clerans group' had already placed ttny llags marking the ~raves ol tl10\e \I.ho tought 111 the war that tcally mattc1ed -the Cl\ ti War (hardly civil) or the \Var lor Southern Indepen dencc Years later during a somewhat brtef tc.u:h 111g llllCC'I I loun<l 1h.11 lhc lu,to1y of that \\,II 11 taul?ht at all centered a1ound cause"' and etlect"' battles and iiener ab. Yet the gut' of that conflict was rep 1escntcd hy the more than six hund1ed thousand so ldiers who tdl in battle Based on a percentage of the nation's population at the tune that would cora respond to five m1ll1on war dead toda} This Ottcnllle grave site "as con nectcd h> my rnatcrnal grandfather's fan11I), the Langdons ot Indiana and he tore that. New England But no flag~ marked the gra\'CS ot the male member!'I ot that clan as none had actually had to wear 1hcir na11on s uniforms. After a few hours of surve) ing the marker~ and receiving a retrcsher course on this family's his· iory, we tound our way to an even more remote dirt road wh11.;h runs past an almost hidden small church wuh accompany- 111g c;emcte1y. llere the Mount Olive Bap· 11 ... 1 Church silentl) !>lands over nearly overgrown grave marker:, of perhap~ two hundred mounds. Yet as a child, th" was the most fascinating place on earth. rh1s wai; home to the remains of my mate1- nal gr:rndmother·s tamil}. the Steeles of Kentucly and Vtrgtnta Actuall) every one buucd 1hc c I bore some rela· 11on ~o remote was tmy ~foum Of ve thal by that lime no vc1er1n group mam1a1ncd the usual tlag ritual Nearly all the markers bore dates end mg before or ar.:>und rhc 1urn o( the century But It wa" here that l search for the grave of Uncle Gteen Steele so that I <Ould once more hear Grandma tell me the stories ot Uncle Gtecn s rtdtnG with the "trrcgu la rs" S\1u1hcrn troops not al'-' 3) s actu all} 1n Conteder:ue service: It "as 1n that peaceful sc11111g that I heard the s10 by Larry Lingle rtes of the Seven Years War (1854·1861) when M1ssour1ans fought Kansans over the extension of slavery to that more western state Missouri was a slave state, surrounded on three sides by free­dom territory, and my part of Missouri. that central strip which marks the influ· ence of 1he Missouri River, was the bed­rock of slavery 1n a d1v1ded state. My mother'" parents had shouldered much of the re1;,pons1h1l1ty m ra1smg my brother and me And certatnly my grand· mother's love ot family history passed on to me a broader fascmat1on wtth h1s1ory ttsclf. And, while I learned somethtng of the toll ol our great C1v1l War, I also absorbed from my grandparents an undcrstandmg that a person s color was no longer an !'Sue of conflict. It was from my grandfather's experiences 10 the union battles wtth the railroads (my hometown of Sedalta existed only becau1;,e ol the railroads) early on con­ltrmcd my faith tn the right of worling people to latr treatment and JUSt "'ages. ftnall), ti we had the lime, tn) grandpar­ents would stop al another small commu­n1ty- th1S one right on the h1gh,.ay to Jef· feison Cit), the state's capital- Syra­cuse. the ongm of \\h1ch I \\Cluld not learn until college Herc was buried my father's fam,Jy My paternal grand!» ther-who died the )Car bt:lore I was horn­had the requ1s11c American flag 1.Jcnot- 1ng his "er\·11.:e in the Span1 .. h-Amcri­can War, allhough I have Ol) idea whether he made u to Cuha or was trained in Texas. The hull ol my lather's lan11l) wa> hur· 1cd 111 Cl 11HPn Cnun1y w here lhcv hat.I ~cl tied 0.1 century and a halt ago and gener ally pur"ued JOUrnalt"'m for .. everal generation,, producing but one note worthy 111d1v1dual, rn} COU\ln, Jake Lin· gle. whose lasting claim to the history hooks 1s that while a newspaperman in Chicago, "as murdered h) Al Capone's gang after oftendrng thal nohle soul 111 print I don't go back to those cemeteries any· more, I don't go hack home ani more. If I dtd I'm not sure the) sttll plant mtnta· ture tlag' Certatnly there would ~ !ewer 'torie' to tell. My father and some uncles and cou>11tS lnUEht tn World War II My brother served 1n Korea. But consider­tng all the bloody cont11c ts, the closest any member of my family came to heroic sacrlltce wa" an uncle of my paternal grandmother, a rry, who was hanged on the road to Boonevtlle tor allegedly hetng a spy. Unfortunately, lamtly his· tory tatled to recall which side, North or South lor which he was 'PY•ng At Jeasl m true lam1l)' siyle. I 1;,ervcd my umc 111 the Arm~ htt~een Korea and \ 1ct· nam, maintainrng the family 1rad111on ,1f surv1va and und1st1ngu1shed 'erv- 1ce-wh1ch puts me somewhere l:>etween Hoh Dole's herot>m and Htll Cl.nton" dodgtng the draft-I can appreciate the posn1on of both wtthoul JUdg.ng etther In the oft quoted words of l'homas \\'olfc. "you can t go home again·· cer tamly arpl1es IO me. But I can arprcc1ate the he11tagc ..... quncd 111 lhosc earl) Mcmu11al J).1y Ire kl and have no regrets al 1hc demJ!l.l" ol a cherished tradllurn WE TAKE TIPS! Your I IOlJSTON VOICE appreciates your ne\\s lead or feature story ideas. Call us (best time· Thursday or 1-rida;) at 529-8490 (Fax: 529-9531 ). atta ~~~ -~ 19~ .... 2!!"_..... ~'t~., . <111> szS""9 "" ~ i • ~ ~ . .; ~- "' • ~ -i Sunday. June 2. 8:00 pm Xavier Luna. Candidate for Mr TGRfi '96 Presents ~ - ~ i ~ .- ~ e~~,4 °" Z1 *ea>i4 {!ZOm ~ SUH ad~!! ~ • ~ i • ~ ~ Every Monday, 4-8 pm "FitEE .. HIV Testing £r Counseling by. M ontrose Clinic ~ ~ . ~ ~ Denim Party Host Sign-Up June 2 4-7 pm June 9 4-7 pm Ju.n e 13 6-11 pm ~ ~ . ~ Sundays Steak Night 6-10 - only $6.00 Thursdays Hamburgers 6-9 Cr Dance Lessons 9 pm Drink Specials till 11:00 pm ~ i • ~ i e Offt,e °"" V~ & Vauee ~~ ~ooU fJ(i-11 "Koi and Lillies" and other works by Da vid Wheeler may be viewed at his one man show opening May 31 at Hyde Park Gallery. David W Wheeler--One man show at the Hyde Park Gallery 'elect1on of \UhJeCU'I, he c r eate~ a st:n~c of peace and tranqu il ity. One can <ee and leel the peace ol nature and enJOY SPORTS NOTES l nternatio11al Bowl i11g rourteen llouston howlers traveled to Pholaddphoa thos pasi "eekend and JOIOed more than 600 other hov.: ler' from all across the USA. Ne" Zealand. Canada and Australia for the International Gay Bo,.long Organllatoon's (IGBO) Annual Tournament Marla A11enshtat came hack wuh a tro· phy for High Handicapped game for the women. In the sing les events, John Laehy placed 25th. Pat DeCarlo 46th and Condy Lawrence 56th In the double!'> event. Randy Gooch and Tom O'Dell placed 14th, Del Fulkn and Randy Lamb came on 22nd John Laehy also placed 22nd on all events and Pat DeCarlo placed 58th Tv.:o Hou'\ton howlers, Andrea Black and Gardy Harvey were honored by being nominated for The Fellow~h1p Av.;ud, IGBO's hrghest ond.-odual r<cogn1- t1on for ou1s1and10g ai:h1evemen1 1n the bowling commun11y Gary Shope was elec1ed Regional Director of the South Plain' Reg ion ol IGBO. representing the leagues from Tex» Oklahoma and Colorado Many of the part1c1pants at IGBO said h was dee.Jed ar the last rt1omhly meeting 1ha1 all ieaguc meinhcrs are cntllleJ to purchase an HMBl Jacket at the price of SSO. Ron Sioux, lre.,uror. ha< all the information 111cluJ1ng actual lahric ~watche\. He reque~h payments ht' mac.le in ca\h and definite ly prior to the Ja1,,t monthly meeting which 1s the deadl1ne L ambda Ska t e rs The Lambda Rolle"katong Club will hold '" next Skate Night Wednesday June 5 from 8 unlll 10:00 p.m at the Starlight Roller Ronk, 8075 Cook Road. Admission os $5 plus an adduoonal SI of skate rental 1s nc:eded Everyone 1s wel· come lo skate and a vancty nl events will be scheduled along with door JH11e .... The vrgan1zallon v. ill be hav ng a Board ~eeting June 2. Please phone for more information If }our club or organization would Ille to hold a slate c:ven1, plea'e contact us For more 1nforma11on or to co ntacl Lambda telephone 933·5818: onlone at gaysl ate l@aol.com or at the WEB Page Sil e h t t p://membe".aol com/gay­s l ate I lambda htm /BL Wint e r A wards It ts wuh great pride that the Hyde Park Art Gallery presents David W Wheeler in h s first one man show Th" Friday, May 3 I. a hody ol wrork ol unmatched real· ism will be pre ented to the puhl c. they are planning to attend the Texas lnv1- ta11onal Tournament planned for the 4th of July hol odap which could make the Houston based tournament one ot the the realist Cl:ecutton ot the subjects in 1 large~r the city has seen. l·or more intor­hos "Kor and l tiles" (II ' ' 14") The 1 mauon about the Teos lnv11auonal The W1111er Season"•, Award"i Banquet '' Saturday June I at the Santa l'c side of J R's Bar and Groll on Pacollc. The party" from 2 until 5 :00 p m and members and a gue!"t are rnvued to auend and have har-h~ que wnh all the ttxm's and trci: drmls. ll11s ts abo the hrs1 Ann1vcr~a1y David 'Wheeler, a nat ve Tel:an, 1s a selt taught arust havrng painted and e<hoh­iting his \\Otk !lilntt: he was fi(teen Having moveJ to Houston rn 1979, David ~Js enjoyed suc.ess w th hts art rn g oup sho\\mgs around to\\n To con­unue bis development a~ an art1,t, he has continued to fur1her his art and style lhrough many prtvate les"'"' from leading artists David's style can best toe descrtbed a< Realism (Photo Rcaltsm) l n his painting and in his publrc rs cordially onvued to a recep- please phone 522 9612 uon for the armt, Friday, May 31 from 7:00 pm. to IO·OO pm., to meet the art ost and see tins unique one man sho". The cxh1h1t1on \\ !I continue through the month of June The Hyde Park Art Gal­lery IS regularly open Sunday, Mon­day, and Thursd3} from 12 noon to 6:00 p m • •nd 1-foday and Saturda) from 12 I noon to 9·00 p m Contact Larry Craw­ford, Director, Hyde Park Gallery, 7 11 ll yd e Park o r ca ll 7 IJ/526-2744 Do IJOU realize the Pride Parade is 4 weeks aUlalJJ South of the Bov-dev- Night I want to be in the parade!! Regular league pla} took a holiday the past week HM BL Cont inues The 1cJm ( oalttrnn 1..ont1 lues 11s ~mpres.;;1\!e \\Oil mat~h record With only one .oss m the 16 mat( hes played tor a pe centagc of .938 I hey arc lo lowed by J R's Cue Crew with a win 3\:trage of 824 a•1d h:i1h the Ja •. :~son S amt Hrrar Patch teams a~ 706 The 'ummcr season v.111 hegin u~ tarsi night of play fhursda) Jul) 18 \\Ith regos 11a11on scheduled tor June 29 tr om 2 un11I 5 00 p m at the Outpost II I he sec nd regl\tratll 11 1s planned tor l .J. s Sat urdav Jul) 6 from 2 un11I 5 00 p.111 I ees a. bc:tore 'ponsor. $40 anJ due;: at either reg 1st1a111111 1eam SIO"i ($1~ per p~r!IOll) an<l suhst IUt(', '$.10 star st * 6/3" f aes*d lldde . J(ustess~IJ. *Shu¢. Catia Lee Lof/e fl . ~ and Special Guests: Mr. EJ's Brandon Martin Cameron '* Jade M1Jkels * & talent ni9ht winner t/71 MALE STRIP CONTEST ~ ~ ~ at 11:00 Pm w/ PAIUI ~ ~/1 Amateur /Talent (/) u Contest 10:00Pm ~ with M cwilyn 11L aQuinta11 M al""X Thursday. June 6, ll:OOpm Roxanne • Lexy Rochelle Stevens s1.25 TEST rL~r Susan Masar ShOTs of TEO!> A 2517 Raf Ph Street at Westheimer (713J 527-9071 6/1) $1 Budweiser & Bud Lieht ~ ' All Day All Ni2ht :z • HaPPY Hour 7am-9Pm weekdays ~/l M~L1~:8J~g ~?~Af~T ~ • $1.50 Well 4-7 Saturday • $1.50 Vodka 7am-6Pm • Mui! Club 7am-10Pm • $3.75 Pitchers & $1.25 Mul!s All DA) - All NiG~' and ALSO Granny s Tacos!!! [~/~ Granny's Burgers!! ~ IComine: June 16 ~i-~ Today Paeeant HOUSTON VOICE I MAY 31, 1996 15 8th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists named ·r-rom the unprintable 10 the spiri­tual,' The 8th Annual Lambda Lt1erar) Award hnali"lts announced March I in W3'h1ngton, DC once agarn bear wtt ne" to the depth and range of Gay and Lesbian boob. A collccllon of Les b1an ftctton "1th a four-leuer word 1n 1ts title wa' honored in two catego­ries while the Gay and Lesbian Sptri tualtty category debuted with an 1m1ncss1\c li\t of hooks. all from marn \lream houses . That book with the incendiary rnle­T/ Je New Fuck You (Semiotext(e))-was among a \et of Gay and Lesbian Fiction Anthology l1naltsts that 11self dem­on> trated the field's range. Also selected in the category were Forbid­den Passages (Clei;) , a collecuon of gay and lesbian ficuon banned 111 Can­ada until a recent lawsuit placed limits on the ability ol Canadian Cu"on1' to censor gay and lesbian hooks. Afre kete (Anchor) a collection of wrll· 111gs by African-American lesbians, Tasting Ufe T"'ice (Avon), another col­lection of lesh1an fiction, and His . a collcct1on of gay mah: ""riting issued by the venerable publtshtng house of Faber and Faber (There's an irony 111 this category Tasting f,1/e Tw1Ce edllor EJ Levy m, made her cruena for 1m:lu· sion in the anthology writing "by le\­hranis ; dr3'-"1118 an exrliclt d1 ... t1nc 11on w.th the Lamhda 1 Hcrary A\l.ard\ , which recognizes hook' ha,cd on gay .tnJ le~h1an content ) The trnal1~t4; m the Sp1r1tual11y 1.:::11 egory aho dernon\lrate the range of gay and lcsh1an wr11111g Queer Sptnts (Beacon) ts a rebuke to those who regard gay men as purely physical, demon­strating a long trad111on 1den11fy- 1ng "queer" men as lovers healers. artists and teachers 1n cultures as dis­parate a< ancient Babylon. native llawa11an , and contemporary San Francl\co Peter C.-horal1'' Gay Fain Tait.< (Harper Collins) likewise looks at gay men Ill term' of pac;;t trad1- t1on , re1nterpret111g many •·magi­cal" stone' with a gay twist Wrestling l\'i/h the Angel.< (Riverhead) details the s.cruggle\ of gay men wuh the main­stream reltg1ons in wh1c.:h the) grew up Catholic priest John McNe111's Free­dom, G/orwus Freedom (Beacon) and MCC mtnl\ler Nancy Wilson's Our Tnbt (Harper San Francisco) look at the ferment. excitement and promise of the thriving contemporary gay and lesbian religious movement. A<:J ii there were a cosmic fate deter­mrned to h1ghl1gh1 JUSI how much the phrase "gay and le,b1an"' can 111clude, two hook' with very similar names and very d1llerent agenda- were 'elected 1n the Lesbian and Gay Men's Studies categories V1Tt11a/ Equality (Anchor) come, lrom former Nat10nal Ga) and Lesh1an Ta l hirce e.xecutive director Una'>IH \ 'aid, and argues that the gay .and lcsh1an mo\ement "''II ne\er succeed until 11 g \ICS up u ... dream ut as.., mtlat1on and ... ee' Its struggle as one to radically change 'oc 1et} to ma~t.· ll tolerant of J versll) and d1r-ference V1Tt11alil' \'ormal (Random Hou<e) b} Ne"' Republic editor Andre" Sullivan , argues thal the gay and le\b1an mo,:cment w1'I never sue· ceed uruil 11 give ... up 1l\ dream of radi· cally rc\tructuring \Oc1ety and instead place\ th hope Ill wmn111g for 1ts memhers the same right\ and opponu­n111es. Such a> marriage, enJoyed b) the req of \OC1ety The other f111alt'ts 111 1he Le,b1a'I Stud1e> category are D)'ke Ufe (Baste Books), b} Karla Jay; Slhe (Ftrehrand), hy Minnie Bruce Pratt, Tombors (Al)·son), edited by !.) nn Yamaguchi and Karen Barber and Parker and Hulme (Firebrand) by Julie Glamuztna and Al"on J. Lurie. The other Gay Men'' Studie\ nominee' arc /nl en11on of Hetuosexua/ifl (Duuon), b} Jon­athan Ned Katz. De /,os Otros (Colum· b1a Untverrny), by Jo,eph Carrier, I Pierre Sul, Deported llomouxual (BasicBooks). by Pierre Seel: and Saint-Foucault , by Daniel Halperin (Oxford lfn1vers11y Pres\) In addttton to Ure New Fuck You , D)'ke Life , Tomboys and Slhe were ftnalms 111 two categoric' Large publ"hing hou'e' continued 10 be v. ell re pre· sented on th ' year s It t, "llh Harper Coll111' ha>ong ele,en titles, \ 1k,ng1 Penguin ten tina"1sts and Rand ... m Hou'e ctght I.oat sts Among the gay, lesbian and tern ni st srnal pres'c', hrebranJ led the "a) with ltve nom nccs tolloY.cd h) 11.ur from Cle1s, lhrec from Al) 'on JnJ 2 each fr,lm Sea '.'\a ad A QUALITY OF LIFE ALTERNATIVE WHEN SELLING YOUR LIFE INSURANCE POLICY As the largest and oldest Gay Owned and Operated Viatical Company in Houston, we simply provide the best service and get the most money for your LIFE INSURANCE POLICY. \fl;~ and BadBc) presses The n(>mmauon process wa" further evidence of the ongoing boom m gay and lesbian books nearly 450 books were nommated for the award, "llh espec1all) large num· bers of titles in categorie~ "uch a' Le\· b1an F1clton (45), Ga) Men" Stud1e; (43), Nonltction Antholog1e' (35) , and Small Press (60). The Lambda l.1:erar} Awards bve a three 11er ,efecuon process A ltst of nomrnees ts a"embled Med lrom bal­JOt~ sent 111 by readers th·)~ ear nearl} 300.000 ballotS "'ere d1s1r,buted na11onw1de The books nominated v..ere narrO\\ed do\\n to five f.~a.llsl\ in each categor) by a ftnaltst commit­tee that mcluded ga) anJ lesbian bool professional, , member' of the le'· b1an and ga} pre" and other' 104 Judges. represenllng a broad crO,\· ~ecllon of the entire le!-ihian and gay Ill· erary community, will 'elect a >1ngle book in each category from among the ftnal1SIS. Award re1.: 1p1enr... v..11. he announced at a gala banquet 1r. Ch1oago,ll'rno1,, on Frida) , June 14 , I 995 during t~e Amer 1can Book,el ers A'soc1dt1on Con· vent1on 1:or further 1nformat1on about the awards program or banquet t1clet,, plea>e c.:intact LA\IBDA B001' Rl·PORT, 1625 Connec11cu1 Ave ~\\ \\ ashtngton. 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Texas 77024 Main II (713) 869-4855 Fax I/ (713) 869 5272 Fri. & Sat. - DJ 1016 W. 19th • Houston, TX 77009 • 880-1770 5)) 1 UVU~t.Y HlllS. surrt 170 !10US10!1. ltJJIS 77056 /"t-P.71 '619 f!LI. /1'.>-1371 '619•0 THEATER LaB HOUSTON presents by· Brad Fraser Named one of 1994's 1 O.Best plays by Time Magazine From the award winning Canadian playwright, author of our acclaimed production Unidentified Human Remains & the True Nature of Love comes his most stunning and electrifying new work. An erotic story of a gay artist and a married man. EXCLUSIVE SOUTHWEST PREMIERE Opens on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26th at 8:00 PM Gener~Xy HOUSTON VOICE TICKET INFORMATION 868-7516 ~ots~saee ~ Z Dz. 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There is no explanauon in the text of the letter giving a reason for the rc1cc1ion going d"'a' her. n1e llou,ton Ga) .ind Lesbian Political Caucus (llGL PC) has JOined Log Cabin groups from around Tc\as m protesting the State Republican Pan)'s decision to not al low Log cabin to set up a booth at the upcoming convention in San Antonio, They arc calling on the entire community to lodge a complaint against the Pan) b) calling the executive director Barbara Jackson in Austin. State GOP officials sought to distinguish the appearance of a pro-choice group from the appearance of a gay group. Lester Van Pelt Ill, spokesman for the Texas GOP, said that "sodomy is still a crime in Texas." while abonion 1s legal "rhe Caucus ts committed to the right of "That is a ridiculous distinction." retoned Gays and Lesbians to pantc1pate openl) in all political panics here in Texas," said Carpenter "We're not going to commit HGLPC president Pat Gand) "Opposing illegal acts in the exhibit booth. We're JUSt pan of 8 party's platform ;, holl change is going to be exercising our right to speak made to impro\e our li,es. It's a critical out on the pan)·'s platform, \\hich "as not part of the democratic process." illegal the last time I checked the Constitution," he said. Carpenter also noted In a statement, the HLGPC said the) find that the state's prohibition on sodom) has 11 reprehensible that the Republican pany been held an unconsututional invasion of has decided to exclude a group of acme the nght of privacy in Texas. "I believe !he party's decision wtll not sit well "ith fair-minded Republicans across this state, including some pan) officials and delegates and alternates to the state convention." observed Carpenter. himself a Republican precinct chairman and state convention delegate. He added that Log Cabin would consider all appropriate responses to the pan)'s decision, including possible legal acllon "Regardless of what happens no", we intend to stay in the pan) and fight for equal1t) for gays and lesbians." he concluded "llere's our message to the pany: we're Republicans. "e're ga> , and -­no matter what you do or say ·· we're not Republicans from voicing its belief in fair and equal treatment for Ga) sand Lesbians. "We wouldn't stand for this in the Democratic Part) and we \\On't stand for 11 111 the Republican Part)," said Gand) The Caucus urges all I loustonians lo stand up to the politics of exclusion and protest the state GOP's decision barring the Log Cabm booth. I exas GOP Executive Director Barbara Jackson can be reached at (512) 477-982 I. Log Cabin is a nationwide organization of Republicans "ho believe the part) should welcome ga)S and lesbians and should suppon the principle of non-discnminauon on the basis of sexual orientation In Texas, the group has chapters in Austin, Dallas, I louston and San Antonio. Rejection Letter from State GOP May 21 1996 State J.xecut1vc Committee I ho ma' W. Pau~en, Stai. Clrairpu.w11 Certtlted Mail, Return Recc1p1 Requested #P 43 I· I 05 .44 7 Mr Dale Carpen1er I.og Cabin Republicans of Texas P 0 Bin 50484 Austin, Tex3' 78763-0484 Dear Mr. Carpenter· Please note your organizauon's proposed advertl\ement for the I 996 Repub­lican Party of Texas (RPT) State Convention program has been re1ected for 111clu sion m the program. Enclosed please find your chec~ #4729 111 the amount of $750.00. Also enclosed please find RPT chcc~ #3320 in the amount of $400.00 as retund for your organ1za11on's booth request This request has also been re1ected Sincerely, Barbara Jackson Executive Director Get off it. Exercise. American Heart ft -As-'OC--iat--ion-V' HOUSTON VOICE I MAY 31. 1996 17 POST ADS PRll! .IUSl ~1 ':N ;;,( 4#D8f liilllf- iuf W"i..11 '41""""" -·uf~ ••iildf- 111"' 1 ***llw.nv 1.uf11 GAY()W>El)I Tht~C:...--""-'*'and_...,_.., ____ f:IM2S.19 VENTURE-I:~~~~~:; ........ , llHtd MiU11~~~-~ MODEL- IENTORE-N BARTENDER ROB Longer Power Hour-Lower Prices OPEN ta CLOSE: SUN-MON-TOES-WED-THURS NOON ta 7:00pm: FRI & SAT ALL WELL BEER WINE I. 75 NEVER A COVER CHARGE Cuervo Shots 2.50 FRIDAY' MA y ~o 9:00pm till ?? Guest Bartenders on the "TOP" The Court SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 5:00pm till ?? · Guest Bartenders on the "TOP" i"~ ~ - Houston Area Bears ~ 18 HOUSTON VOICE I MAY 31 1996 Mr. Prime Houston Soap By CAROLYN RO BERTS Friday, M ay 31 It. the "Mr Prime Choice" weekend at the Ripcord' The fcst1v1t1es start tonight at I 0 00 p m w nh meet the 1udgcs1 And super hunky Mr lntcrna­uonal Drummer David Walker will be slinging cocktails behind the bar' The party starts at 10 00 p.m. China Doll productions ho•t' the stnp talent contest tonight at the Lazy J The spot hght shmcs starung at 9 00 pm The guys and gals of lhc Royal, Sover­eign and Imperial Court of the Single St~r guest bartend "'Top" side tonight at the Vcnture-N The royal arm bending starts at 9:00 p.m. J R 's Video Bar is the place to start your weekend' They have hourly give aways. super drink specials. and gor­geous go go gods on the pro" I' Houston Artist David Wheeler opens hts one man sho" tonight at the Hyde Park Galkry The artists reception 1s tonight from 7 00 p m. to 10:00 p m The Hyde Park Gallery IS located at 711 Hyde Park Starmg at Cousin's 1on1gh1 arc \llss Zack. Tony Santana. S1v1 Ross, and a secret guest! The show starts at II 00 p.m Saturday, June 1 \1r Prime Choice \\eekend contin· ucs at the Ripcord with "A Night of Fantasy•· featuring \1 r ln1crna- 11onal Fantasy J D Buchert on the stage at 10 00 p m Also. ;\Ir Choice Weekend I ha'1e 10 go poll)'' uonal Drummer David Walker repr­ises his role as bartender tonight! Jade Mykcls hosts the show tonight at the Lazy J. Join Jade and her guests Michaelay, Cana Lee Love, Katrina LaShawn, and Pa1v1 Lee Love for this II :00 p.m show Arc you butch·' Head over 10 Chances tonight for the Mr Chances contest! The contest start• at 9 00 p.m. The band Outrageous ( wnh some former The Frcds member<) will be performing at Instant Karma tonight at 9 00 pm fnsun1 Karma" at 1617 Richmond' Dragging II on stage tonight at Co ·-.!l's arc \11u Zack. Tony San· tana Rage, and Brandt Houston The curtain rises at 11.00 pm lbc beer IS cold and cheap today at the 611 Hyde Park Pub Join m the optional $2 buy in and get refills of draft beer for only a quarter' Take Me' Sun your buns this afternoon at Club Houston' There is a pool side BBQ from I 0 p m. to 3 00 p .m Sunday, June 2 Join ;\Ir TGRA '96 candidate Xavier Luna tonight at the Brazos River Bottom for one heck of a good show The show is at 8.00 pm .. but don't forget about the steaks on the patio from 6 :00 10 10 00 p m A new ~Ir Prime Choice will be cho· sen 1on1ght at the Ripcord! Emcees Don Gill and Don Dowden host this contest for men over 401 Allan Gibson will also provide enter­tainment! The contest starts at 9 00 p m Bud and Bud Lite are on the sale rack today at El J's They are only a buck' You never know who will grace the stage of Bae· ch us II on Sunday nights! Stop in for the 10:30 p.m. sho" to find out! The Houston Arca Bears lumber out of their den this afternoon and climb up the stairs to the "Top" of the Venturc·N to guest bartend from 5:00 p.m. until ?"? I Sundays at the Mme are hot' The men are hot' The music is hot! Jom the Minc's bust! For a $2 optional buy-in you can get refills of icy cold Miller Lite Draft for $1 you get refills of frozen Rnas1 The men. The music The Mine1 Rhythm and blues and the Motown sound will be pulsing at Chances today Gistand and Chancy will rock your blues away starting at 4 00 p m. If i1 is Sunday, there must be a drag sho" at Cousm·, Miss Zack, Y1cto· ria Nicole, Kara Own. and a guest star The spol hght shine' <tarting at 11 00 pm Monday, June 3 The Brazos River Bottom with the Montrose Clinic offers free HIV testing and counseling from 4 ·00 to 8 00 p.m . All domestic long­necks are only S2 today and every Mon­day at Gentry' You will need lots of them, 'cuz the Boy Toys heat up the place starting at 9 00 p .m. It is Clubber's Night at Pacific Street' There is no cover when you show you pay stub from a local nne spot or restaurant• There is no cover for club members in colors' Pacific Street, where real men still dance• All lockers are half price today at Club Houston Tuesday, June 4 Bui I hai·e 10 tt.·m. I bOURhl 60 lid: ell, If It is Tuesday, I must be a Mary's for their $2 Jose Cuervo shots all day and all night! Jom Catia Lee Love and her guests Mr. E/J's '96 Brandon Martin, Jade Myk· els, Mr. Gay Life Today Cameron, plus the talent night winner from Satur· day night's talent contest for the Star Studded Super Show tonight at E/J's . The show starts at II 00 p m. Big Mama Marci plays the songs you want to hear at the BnarPatch ! Be sure 10 try on of the BriarPatch's Texas· siled martinis' There 1s plenty of room for ohvcs 1n those glasses' Terrific Tuesdays at BerryHill If tempt and tea•c you wnh nearly naked female dancers' The doors open a1 6 00 • p m and happy hour runs thru I 0:00 p m BerryH11l II 1s located off I 45 orth at the Gr c.n~po1nt exit' Wednesday, June 5 h's my party and !"II Mal) • 111 want 10' Jorn birthday gal Gaye Yancey a• she celebrates her I 0 year anniversary at Mary'• and the big five O. (yes 50) birthday. The party starts at 3 00 p.m.! Back 10 back to Bacchus II' Jorn your friends for the 6 00 p m. buffet and enjoy the sounds of Colleen and Sandy (of W 42nd Street) starting at 7:00 p .m. Bacchus II, where Houston 's professional women meet' Sheila Lennon is singing her birth day blues tonight at Chances. The can dies arc lit starting at 9 00 p .m. The Boy Toys boogie at Gentry start· ing at 7 :00 p m. You might want 10 try Gentry's specialty cocktail Ambro· sia for only $2. Tasty, 1asty• While you wet your whistle, watch the male stnp contest at 11 00 p m. Tonight and tomorrow night, Mela's Tcjano Couniry offers big ol' buckets of beer for only $9 Be sure 10 check out Mela's Teiano packed juke bo•! Ra tr at Gets a Hat!! At th~ Ripcord' Houston Soap, Part II Thursday, June 6 Burgers on the patio at the BRB tonight from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Stick around for free C&W dance lessons starling at 9 00 p m. ! ! Sexx Thursdays continue at Pacific Street! There is no cover with you valid membership card to Club Houston or any other health club! Watch 1he towel boys sweat in their cage' of s1cam heat! The doors open for "Sexx " at 9:00 p.m Reach for the Skyy' Skyy Martinis arc only $3 today and every Thursday at Gentry! Don't forget the Boy Toys wiggle wildly starling al 9 ·OO p m Other Important Stuff Lobo 1s moving out their long time home on the curve to a new, bigger and better location . Their new address is 3939-S Montrose That is in the shopping center that also houses Marble Slab and General Joe's They open their new doors on 1 June I! Tickets are available for the roof of Mary's for the parade! Stop in the bar to get your ASAPI They go fast! The Houston Voice would like to welcome Coastal Impressions to out family of advertisers! Bill Johnson has all you custom screen printing, embroidery, and ad spe­cialty needs covered. Call him at 665-1117 for more info. Get you uckets NOW for the Gay Pride Comedy Shows that will be at the Houston Laff Stop on June 17 and June 18! See the ad on page 3 and call 524-2333 for uckets 1 Hurry, with these laugh riotous comedians, the tickets will go real fast! 11 want a bur and I want II ,VOW' Martin's offers estate sale manage­ment. They special­ize in professional household liquida­tion for those mov­ing, retiring, or set· tling an estate. Call Martin at 523-6923 for more info . Those crazy guys at 24 Hour News and Video are still offer­ing all videos for half­pnce with a coupon form the Houston Voice! Clip out the coupon from page 6 and shop till you drop! Jot June 8 on your cal-endar I It 1s Gentry's 6th anniversary party! 50C well cocktails and 75C domestics! I'm sure not going to miss this party! Stan Tubbs has solutions for liv­ing Call him at 526-8802 to set up an appointment. This week's features at the French Quarter are "Leather Triangle" and "Photo Play." Pony Pals" Birthday Corner A happy birthday to Stormy of Char­he' s l A happy birthday to Woody of Gen· try! A happy birthday to Glen of Gen­try• Rodent Droppings Ra1rat has been watching old reruns of McHale's Navy and insisted that I buy him a sailor's hat• Well, 1l came in the mail this week! He looks so ador­able with this on and actually has worn 1f for more than 2 minutes! I think the only reason 1l stayed on 1l I that I might have lightened the knot 1 JUsl a wee bit too much! Oh, well, pic- 1 tures will be forthcoming! The usual d1scla11ner is in force! As you all know, this part of the Houston Voice 1s not ~ournal1sm, H 1s lies, gossip and trash 'ccn , overheard, or tattled to me' I·.nc (Hangs at \lary's) Whai's the "hue scuzz ) nu were seen "uh m the garden? Papa Del (Gentry)· Are Filipino grits better 1he second lime around? J .T. (PS): What 1s this I hear about you having a funnel tongue? Are you jealous of Glen's (PS) clover tongue? Jim Roberts (Venture-N): Are the rumors about you true? Details, I want details! Dave W. (hangs at Gentry) I kinda sona hear that you had a date! Did you remember how? Pacific Street Bar Whore Tour· How long did it take you boys to get tossed out of Austin? Tommie Sue (BRB)· Sean (Gentry) wants to know how many customers you have knocked over lately because • of your hard nipples? Kurt (MMC) and Jim . Congrats on your nuptials! HOUSTON VOICE I MAY 31, 1996 19 Big Mike (BRB): Why do you have Camuon pu/orms at Erl's stars in you eyes these days? Cameron (Mr, Gay Life Today): And I quote "I've been gerbiled?" Ken Claude (Basic Brothers) So, you want a big utility vehicle? Is that to take truck loads of tricks Vera (BRB): Who gave you a 12" 1 home? cucumber for a Mother's Day? Reno (J.R .' s) : Did you get that Sam (Mary's) Why do you drool jumbo size jar a lube I left for you at the Spearmint Schnaaps? I bar? Bnn (M1dtowne): You took 4 out of J.C (Midtowne): What is with you town guests to the Ripcord! Why did and guys that use in111als for names? Jennifer (RSICSS) So you are one crown shon• Scxt ume, be at the designated conteq al the right lime' R.11nbo (MSLJ Yes hone) you once "ere ) Oung and cute! Scan (Gentry) Or should "e call you cow­bO)? How long has 1l been since ) ou rode a horse? Shaboom (E/J'sl So, you dtd not even recog· nize an old photo of your­self' An OIJmprc hopeful NOT' Jackie (\1SL): So, you have a Whopper! Do fries come v. tth 1t? \1ark (Gentry Gaps): I think I'm the only one tn Houston that did not they have to prop themselves up? Nick (hangs at the BRB): Is it true, Don says cats do fart? Jerry Morin: Where are your c1ga· rettes? Did Dowden steal them? Buck (Mary's). How did you get that racing strip down you back? Or is more like landing lights? Tom Sawyer (Ripcord): You looked like one of those Bud Lue I hear what happened to your car' Rico (hangs at \fary's) Yes, dear you finally see your name in pnnt' If you find tons of type-os and gram-mauc al errors, It is not Clifford's fault. He did not proofread Soap this week! Have a great week' "girls!" Cuervolyn Miss A , Big Mike, and Tommie Sue (BRB) Soap bubbles? Y'all ask? Calgon takes Miss A. very far away' Randy (Big Hair) What do you do with all that toilet paper? Judy (BRB); Northern-98<:, Cha· rmm-S 1.29, corn cobs-free I Love, Vera' Chester (PS): Has it been a long time since you heard "It feels good?" B)ron (BRBJ ; We want Cliff? Rob Miller (\'enturc 'I;). I sJw v.f>at you did' You arc a bad, bad bo)' Kody (Chances)· Do you return 1he panties to Barbara laundered' Brian Keever I hope the wardens at Park Plaza grant you a pardon <oon• We miss ya honey' At th• Lambda Skate Club pa1ama par(}' 20 HOUSTON VOICE I MAY 31, 1996 GUYS and GIRLS ARE YOU ALONE? S--..ToT .. T Need Adventure Nffd a Friend Need a Mate Need Fun Mfft Peopla In Your Araa! That SpecMI S-i1 A Phona Cal Awayl CaU 1·900-988-6003 ext. 8097 aue,..-..·.,..M~ .... U .. ) UH4M •• ~3~. ~!'~~~!: -·- (713) 529-1414 "",,., ...... UIC. • Alignment • Brakes • Body Builder or Professional Model Type Handsome, dynamic executive with hilltop estate is looking for someone to share my life. 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Montrose Inn: S tiny blocks to the gay ba rs Motel: Drove to the gay bars & pay SS to park , 1fyou can find parking. Or take a SIS cab. Montrose Inn· Walk 10 the gay bar< Or take a $3 cab. Motel: Drove back from the gay bars and mk the cops making you walk the straight line. Or take a SIS cab. Montrose Inn· Walk back from the gay bars Or take a $3 cab. Motel Pay S3S to S9S a night for a room . .\font rose Inn: Pay $41 to $79 a night for a room. Motel: Eat in their restaurant Food for the masses. Pay plenty. SI •oft drink machine Montrose Inn. Complimentary late night sandwiche< & full breakfast the next day. Free soft drinks. JU1ces, coffee 24 hours. Motel: Crutse the parking lot and get threatened Montrose Inn· Cruise the hallways. Please! Mole): The recept1on1st sneers at you Montrose Inn~ The reception ist wink~ at you. Motel: Washing machine? Ironing board'! Hair dryer'/ Refrigerator? S1ove? ~!1crowave? VCR & gay movie>? Are you kidding? Montrose Inn All of the above Free to u<e Motel: Full size bed, everything else u plamc Montrose Inn. Queen soze bed, hardwood floors, hardly any plasttc Motel: Maid knocking 8 a.m., you moan but shes coming in anyway. Checkout II a m Montrose Inn: Handsome man next door knocking II a m 10 Join him for breakfast. Checkou1 I p.m. Rtstrvations requtstt d . 1-800-357-1228 . Tht houst at 408 A vondalt. The Monrrose Inn is NOT a motel. We"re NOT a hotel. We're a Bed & Breakfast. (And we're Basic & Butch . We' re the B&B that's B&B) We' re completely differe nt! New Editor ... (Conllnued from Page I) Are big changes planned for lhe paper? Bell Gay & Bi Equal Rights and Liberation gave staled that she d?"sn'I think .. that i_s the case. Bell ihe opportunity 10 take her years of at least for the time being. Shen an_d I are activism to the national level in a paid different people and of course have different position as the National Organizer for the styles, so there are bound to be some march. Billy Hileman, one of the march co- changes. I hope I can keep_ the best of the chairs said of Bell. "Deborah was the foundation she worked 10 build here and lake it from there." Bell says. She also says she welcomes the guidance of members of the community and ma) e\.·en do some focus l?roups in the near future. "Cnlike a purely commercial venture, as a communit) newspaper, we have a responsibility to 1he community we serve. To me 1ha1 is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people • not only in Montrose, but in the Grea1er Houston area. in and outside the loop. I need 10 kno" \\a}S that can best be done Is there a segment we are not serving? A \\3)' to do it beuer0 What do people like or dislike aboul what is being done now? What do our readers oulstanding candida1e in an impressive group of applicanls. Her experience as a feminist organizer is incredible She brings lo the organizing effort determination, competence and a commitment to grassroots organizing.• Work wilh the march included working on several publications "here Bell was called on 10 'Hile. edit. sell ads. do la) out, and deli' er papers. •1t "as an incredible experience." Bell S3)S of the year she spent in the Nauon's capllal. "I learned so much. got to \\Ork \\llh ou1s1anding leaders from all over the countl), and even got lo auend an inaugural ball." One of m) cherished memories from that \\.ant" year 1s being asked 10 read names al the national display of the Names Project Quilt in 1992. Nol only Y.as I mo,ed by 1he fac1 1ha1 my list of names included some of "my guys' from Bering, but !he person who I read afler. "as Jeanne \\h11e. R~an \\'h11e's morher.• Asked abou1 \\hal the march meant 10 her on a personal leHI, Bell stated, "I had 10 call upon the best of myself and sa" the rest of the community do the same to make the march be the successful cvenl that II was. It also means lhe businesses "e give our money 10. Of course, "e need 10 have the financial backing of our advertisers, so we will also be looking at ways 10 beuer serve them and build revenues. We are counling on their support. especial!) so "e can get beuer equipment in here. Thal \\Ill make our jobs a lot easier," Bell emphasized. I do h3'c some ideas 1ha1 I am really excited about. 1hings I want 10 Mite, and <ee covered My ed11onal column 'In My O"n Voice' premiers in this I'm extreme I) proud of the \\Ork tha1 "c did ISSuc. We reallv \\elcome submos ions from It was ~uch a monumcn1al effort, and \\e the comm unit;. bocilo.. report~. nc\a.-s and pulled ti off." Bell laughingly ndded, "of culture, as \\ell as our our personal stones. It course, no" I think I'm capable of handling IS so important th.II "e report "hal our l"es anylhmg, C\.en editing the 1 lou~ton Voice " really are. It is the documentation of \a.-hat we Bell Sa)S she has a hard nc1 10 folio" are all aboul as a people, whal h1>1ory "'" think Shen Y.111 really he missed She is \\ell kno" of us. Bell c"ncluded b) s•ymg • 1·,e respected in the communily as a '"I) talented onl~ been at \\Ork a le" days, but 1herc IS a \\rlter and editor which IS one reason I good >laffhere Jack , ~fagg1e. Carol)n, Lee, nonunntcd her for Grand Marshal of Pride \ 1att, Ray and Al are '\\oorl1ng hard and care \\eek in 1992. I know I am sorry 10 see her about the qualit) of !heir work. My firs! day leave Houston, bul understand her need 10 was the busies! day of the week fo r !hem, a take care of herself and her family si1ua1ion Wednesday - the day lhe paper is put lo bed She also has 1"0 boys she 1s raising alone (sent to the printe r). I was very 1mpre»ed. It and I kno" what 1ha1 is like. She will at least 1s a real team effort. The writers also work have family around to help in Louisiana." hard 10 bring interesting columns and Bell S)mpath1zes. "I hope that she won't informauon I've been following their work leave us enlirely, because there will always as a reader and am looking forward lo be a place in 1he Houston Voice for her working with Glen, Jon, Curt, La rry, Jazz, wruings." Bell said Javier, B.R. and the others." ~996 PRIDE GUIDE MAILING VOLUNTEER ALERT What: 1996 Lesbian/Gay Pride Guide - stuffing, sealing, labeling, and bagging Where: Multi-purpose Service Center-1475 West Gray When Saturday, June 1, 1996 9:30 a .m. to noon 1 :00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m Backstage Classroom A &B Contact Patrick Mcllvain 869-0982 Bring a friend! Help get the word out about all the Pride Week Activities! Missiow lmposs1ble (Ml) kicked off the summer seO'on of high· profile films slated to be relea<ed w11h1n the next month W 1th the phenomenal success of Twister and the record breakmg open­ing weekend tallies of Ml. this could be a record breaking year for filmdoms annual revenues. Amidst all the hype regardmg big film>, some of the smaller independent movies and foreign/art house films get lost m the melee for media hyperbole to become kmg of the box­of11ce. One ol those films JS Nobody loi·es Me (German). a somewhat complex >lice of life dramedy that is certamly unique Both films exemplify the strengths and weakness of their genre Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places Nobmf)· Lcn·es Me, a hox·office hit in Ger~ many will have it's Houston run, for one week only, exclusively at the Landmark Greenway Theatre The fllm can best be described as a black comedy. Mana Schr­ader portrays Fanny Fink. a 29 year old woman who 1s obsessed wnh the notion that 1f she does not find a husband before she's thirty, she is more likely to get hit by an Awm homh An airport security belt operator. Fanny's Job is frisk111g pas­sengers as they travel Enter Orfeo de Altamar (Pierre San­oussi- Bh>s), a man covered in body paint whom Fanny gets stud. on the elevator w11h. Turns out Orfco 1s a ps
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