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Title Houston Voice, No. 764, June 16, 1995
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  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
Publisher Window Media
Date June 16, 1995
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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Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript '' '' • •I encetoceleb a I • I 0 HOUSTON GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE WEEK 1995 HOUSTON June 16, 1995 ISSUE 764 munity ws Public tion SONS AND LOVERS. J Nev. York City-based. gJy nlilfe J cJpe//J group are among cntcr/Jlncrs ~chcduled to perform at Spectrum 95:1 Concert of th~· Swn SundJy evening.Page 13 HATCH: lifeline for gay teens Community Spotlight By GI.~;' \H.BllER When U11el, a sof1 spoken 18·ycar-old, came 10 1h1s country from his na•ive H Salvador lo JOIO his fam1 y, he was I 3 years old In llouSlo"· he iomcd hu mother, two brothcu and a s stcr who had aruved here sever.ii years earl.er Three years later. he told his mother 1ha1 he "'"s g y a fact, he says 1ha1 she had suspc"'led for several ye rs bc ... aase cf h 1 re nun ine manners 'Mv fanuly d1dn l reac1 well II lJrned in10 a f n ly , .. s15 l'riel rec.al cd 'I wa IJcky 1~ough T~ high ••hoc• me the n ::tber to t 1e Cfl''IS hutl nc, who referred me to HATCH" llAfCil-1ho llouSlon Are• Ieen Coa­lition of Homosexuals s a soc ll agd supporl group for leena ers and yoo3g adulls between 15 and 2 I y<:!•s of ago 'lbe group is specifically designed 10 aid gay and lesbian teenagers. Com •g. oul gay today 1s a d1ff cull e•perience for anyone Add lo 1ha1 tho •halleng« of be.3g a teenager w11h no one to talk 10, and the pressure 1s cnor· nous IIATCH's success in help.ng lhcse teens has ear~ed 11 1he honor of rep ­rcse~ 11ng llouSlon G y and l esb1a~ Pride Weck '95 as organ z•1ton I G anG Mar h I of 1h s vear's parade Houston Gay-Lesbian Pride Week '95: The celebration begins 8i SllFR I COllE'\ ll \R80'-'-l. Hou1to1J Vo1rt £d110, It s 1h.a1 time again Houston·s an J I cc cbra ion of ~ay Administration won't oppose anti-gay law 8) \ll('llHI J. S'\ltH.'­FOR THE HOUSTON VOICE \\ASllI,GI0'-1 Ihursday June I A P)- The Clinton adm1n1s1ra11on J<cl ned Thursda) to JOin the eg•I auad. on a Col rado ant· ga) "1ea>­ure 1ho1 could p•oduc the most s1gn1f •1..an1 S\Jprcmc Courc ruling on ga\ nghl'i .... a decade Ga\' and Cl\ 1 right,.. groups !iUgge<Hcd ... alcula11 ns ab u1 lhe 1996 elec11on allcc1ed the dee SI n l\Uo~'1CY General Jar.i.:t Re 10 1 • t:cr "eckh nc...., s confercr.1.;e ~be h d decided nu1 lo t _ a tric,d of 1hc ... oL! hr ,.f v. uh lhc SJp cmc Court opp1 sin~ lclnr do han on laws a11c.I p I,. e dt:SJ~r.ed •e pr I "" h fT'OS Xt:al from d Hr m111c11wn n 1t>c 1 re C. t nued on "" •e 8 a d lc"-b1an pndc be~ms tbs Yrecl c d-l~C o't I ~ ckoll jl 11) s F • - day eve~ •g l~c Lo\Cl Inn 501 Lo> ell. from 6 C S " p m The obs« va"lce Yr1ll c 1tml!e lt:rough \\O "C'C'~ ends bo•h 1nclud ng h1g~ cu"' me~.a e\ents "111:1 gJes1 rosters Yrorlh} of their mun hs of prev1e\\ ~)pe-a,d a wed m b<1,.ecn siuffcd almoSl o bum mg " h more enlertamment and edu ca.ional events, part ,.s games and spec J.1 J?llC'-1~ Iha, ar.yo1e could Pos s bh f mlo a soc1a s.hedJ e Th•s \\e<kcnJ, per~aps 1bc 'llOSl anb111 JS design eve for a comnl\!""llll) C\e t has us tes "Un tr. Hous1on-Spec1rL: 95. lh .;. Su"'ddy at 1hc As1r0Arena om bmes hasmes~. po II .. s art e,tc" tammcnt and cdJc.a11on 1 a s "'gle b1gh g'oss. day long forum (C n mued on Page 12 IN THIS WEEK'S ISSGE "Angels" PlapHight Ton~ Kushner in Houston - Pg. 3 Celebrating L 1fe - Pg. :; Houston pla}'" right takes center stage \\ ith j Lunconsc10us studies" Pg. 14 Theatre Re\ ie\\ " ou Surmor' - Pg. 17 2 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16, 1995 ICKNELL PLUMBING CO. *Full Plumbing Repair &.. Services *Complete Sewer Service Woman Owned & Family Operated -6161 "Immune S1J.stem Booster" di a\£(<' - ~£. •oLi..f..ona•.~ ~lfLalth P1odu.d *Fruits and Vegetables in a Capsule* Researchers continue to uncover exciting new elements ill fruits & vegetables that seem to strengthen our Immune System and impede the development of disease, and contribute to your heahh ill other ways. This Product contains all Natural Fruits, Vegetables, Fiber and Live Food Enzymes. Are you interested in This Nutritional Product? or Becoming a Distributor call: (713) 578-3744 (24hrs) 811 ~'lo~essional Of5ice Space Wes;;~:~:ohttose Bob Leasing and Management RYAN n31s23-1600 ----------~-- If }OU would like an evenl 1·s1ed •n 1h1s sec­tion. please feel tree to call me at 529-8490 or fa' the fact< to me al 529 9531 (Edi tor') nore for 1nforma1wn on official events of Houston Gay & Lesbian Pride Week 1995 sec Page 12) Fnday. June 16 • Housto'l Lesbian/Ga\ Pride Week starts For more info c~ll 529-6979 • Borders Book. S1orc Gay Lcsb.an Book Club meets at 1he Espresso Bar at 9634 Wes1hc1mcr Call 782·6066 • HI\' Art c as\eS at 1hc Art League Cati 225-9411 • Le•b1aniGay Voices on KPFT 90 1 FM 6 00 p m 10 10 .00 p m • HATCH mceis Call 942 7002 • CODA mceis ai MCCR a1 H>O p m Call 861-9149 • L1B'!!i Inumatc, Jn1cn1ic. and Sexy Conversation aboul Lc~b1an Life and Gcndt!r Croi.;sing" at Hamman Hall, Rice Univ Call 228 0914 • "Orphan'' Openin~ n1gh1 a1 Skyline Theaier Call 759 0701 • Ar1is1 Reception at 1hc llydc Park Gal· ler) 6 00 p m 711 llydc Park Call 526 2744 • Charlie's C.Jffcc Snop kid. ort New ow11crs, new menu I 53 of all sales du .. mg Pride wed. w1 I go 10 the Montrose Clrnrc Call 522 1332 .. l 1fc Today 1 TV on Public Access al 5 00 pm Saturday. Jun e I 7 • Mr \'enlurc ~ Con1cu Call Don Gill al 521 0911 • Houston Chan Gang: Bicycle Club rrdcs Ca I 520 1809 •After Hours on t\l'l·l 12 00 am ro J 00 a m 90 I FM C'all 526 5738 • M1dn1~hl sho1,1.1"li ol Prised a Queen cf 1hc Dcsc .. 1' :.tt 1he River Oals J Call 524 2175 • 01,.":lllY Houswn rnccrs tor l11urg) and S<H.;1al hou 1107 Yale Cal 880 2R'72 • Outdoor S~a1c 1 Memorial Park lam~da Ro lers~a11ng C "~ ' 00 p m Call 91.1 5818 •Texas lnv1ta1 a11al 8o'Alin,: Touma me".11 Car \\ash al Gcnuy 10 00 a m lO ~ 00 p m Ca I 522 9612 • Spc ... crJm '95 Sp !1sors and f·n·cr 1 incrs pa•1y a1 Pac•f1c Slice 9 OOp m • :-.i:a1 onal I· ma~ ... 1pat on Assoc1a uon's 22nd SC'iiiSO, •Jurictccnth free dom f·cs1 .... a1 al ~11 lcr Outdoor Thea 1er I-rec 8 00 p m • An Afternoon with Ton) Kushner at B< :ders Book Shop 96l1 A \l.eS1he1mer Call 782 6066 • Life Today 1 T\" on Public Access at 7 JO pm • Freedom Dance 3 at llea .. c".1 fea1urmg p roure11c Sunday. June I 8 fl uston ChJ1,1 Gang 81cy ... lc C'lub meers C•ll 520 1809 • \1c1 orolua~ Communlly Church of 1hc Resurrcc11on \\oorsh1p services 8 10 a m and 0 45 a m Chou Rehearsal 9 30 am 1919 Deca1ur Cal ~61 9149 • Front Rdnncrs meet at 9 00 a m at the Tennu center 1n ~fcmonal Park. Call 522-8021 • Maranatha J·cllov.:sh1p Mcnopo.1· 1an Church Services a1 10 00 a m New Loca11on 3400 Moniro;c Suuc 600 Call 528 -6756 ' Communny Gospel Church Y.Orship sen1ce ••I' 00 am ond 7 00 pm 501 E 18th Call 880 9235 • Hous101 Mus1Gn Church worship SC'>ICe a1 II 00 am 1505 Ne-.<la Call 529 8225 • I\ n~dom Com'llunuy ChJrCh wor •hip service u II 00 am Su,d1y Sc~ool 11 10 00 a m Call JS' 4217 • Monuose So'tball Leaiue p JyS Ca 867 391} for fields itnJ locitlHHIS • llATCll mecis Cal 942 7002 • Inner Loop Sunday Howling League Call 522 9612 • Speclrum 95-A conrnruum of Corn munny Pride Al the AstruArena T1'-k c" Sl5-S25 Call 526 2853 • ··~1s.,, Ltte Today PWA Sweelheari Pagean1 1995" a1 E/J 's • Dog Dip at Bas.c Bro1hers Pel Patrol rundraiser Call 522 1954 • "A Ne"' Beginning for All" Fun draiser for the Montrose Clinic at Chance; Call Don G I al 521 0911 for info • The Women'c; Group Book. D1scus1;,1on 1311 Holman, 20 00 pm C'all 529- 8571 • Pride N1gh1 al F111gcrald < 7 00 p.m Call 529 3211 • Nauonal Emanc1pallon AHocia 11on's 22nd season "'Juneleen1h l·rce dom Fes11val at Miller Outdoor Thea 1er Free 8 00 p m • Life Today' TV on Public Acccs.,, at 4 00 p m Monday, Jun e 19 • "Str1vmg to gel Tfie Love You Want lec!ure at the Montrose Public Library Call 529 0037 • AFH Crcallve Wrn1ng llass J 00 p m Ca I 623-6796 • Gay Fathers 1F:11hers hrst support group 8 00 pm Call 861 6181 fhey Call ll1m M1chaet•• ope, !"lg n.ght 11 Goat Song rheaier 8 oo r m Call 525 5960 • Nat onal Emancipation Assocta tion's 22nd seas.on June1ec-n1h hee dom Fe'ilhral at Miiier Ou1donr 1 hl:a ter Free I 00 p m • MCC'R llandhell ( hoir Rchcar~..il 11 700 pm 1919 l>e<•IUI <'all 861 9149 Tuesday, June 20 •Make a Jo) t I ~01sc V :.tl C t1mmun11~ Gospel Church 7 Jo pm call 880 9235 • MC'CR C"Ol>A Support group meets at 7 ro p m . h npo"" crment tor I 1v ,, support group 11.nd por lucl dmneor ar 6 00 p m • Glor) land Singers al 8 00 p m The Gospel Enscmb1e a1 6 00 P m Call 861 9149 Wednesday. June 21 • 'Roller II II ' Prrde Skate by l.amb<la Skrnng Club 8 00 p m CJI 933 58 r 8 Po\l.cr of A11ract1on seminar by Patnck J Vachon at the Montro~e Cnun sehng <en1er 7 JO p m Ca I 529 00 l7 • Bear~· Night Out a1 the Montrose Mm ng Company <'all 529 7488 • Drug and Alcohol Ah1.1se Ga1n1ng Control in our Jives Worbhop hy Al·H 7 00 p m Call 621 6'96 • She .a l.c"lnon rerforms QI Cturnces 900pm Cal!Hl'217 • MCCR 81:"-ii:t SuppoTI Group mccu at 7 00 p m , Jubll tion \11\ed hnscmhle meets 11 6 10 P m .\tidwcel. up1 ,f1 scrv ice at 7 00 P m H.b•e Study Lec11.1re Scrocs and Choir Rehearsa17 30 pm 1919 Dcc>1ur 861 9149 • \11ss Houswn f·emalc Impersonator Pageanl a llea>en 10 00 p m Thursday, June 22 • Montrose Ice Picks ~kate al the Gal leria 8 00 PM ('all 629 1412 • Broa.dway Show tune' al J R ·, 9 00 pm Call 521 2519 • Communuy Gospel Churc.:h wonh1p service 7 30 pm 501 e 18th C'all 880 9325 • Non Vwlenl Crisis Jr11crverit1••n and Escape Techniques workshop 900am f'al 8nl4lJ8 • Talking and Signing "llh llcd11c• Smuh at 9,,den 11"0• Sh P 8 00 p m Ca I 782 6066 r--- Playwright Kushner's I Hou ston appearances P1o1l1•zer P111e wrn11 ng p 1ay \\rl~hl Inn) Ku s'1ne• aut':tor of the "'urrent Alley hll Angels in America, \\ 111 make a spectJI appearance a1 Border Books 9t:d3 Westhetml!r at Gc,sncr, on Sa1 u rd a) , June I I lrom 4 00 r Ill 10 6 00 p m Kushner will he a .. aolahle to s:gn hook'5 ol his plays Angel s on \mer1ca as \\Cll as h" ther boo~s stage following 1he e\ c:11ng s per furmance of P.ut I \hllenn um ·\pproachcs.'" 'Which he[!inS at 8 .CO p m Buth the lntu1 mane~ and the Talk ·Back ;1re free and open to the puh· Iii.:. no pu1cha~c 1s ncccs~ar) to attend either d1~ · c.:usswn Now e\tended 1hrough Jul) 9, 1he current .'\Ile} hit .. An~els in America con11nues' 10 play 10 "'apa1..1l) house-. C\CT) na~ht Dire.led h) Alley A ssoc 1ate D rec. tor \I 1chael \\ 1lson. An(!e s •n /\meraca . Part I ~11llenn•um Approaches and Pan 2 Peres1ro1ka are ~u s hner as .iho cheduled 10 par 11c1pate in the \I C\ I heat re s lnformance and Jal~ !lack Ser1cs alt1ng with 'Angels" direc 101 Michael Wilson and Alie) Ar11s11c Directn1 Gregory Uoyd l he pre per Ct1td1 plll)hrtgh1 roNr Al SJ/Vf.R running 1n re per­"' the A/lei Tlirater or Rorden hH) 011 the Ncuhau~ Books in l/01Htoft Sm11rdt1\' Aicna Stage. Tick· tormance tl1scu''"On will bi! Satur· day, June 17 at I 30 p m , hefore 1he 2 30 matinee of Pan ll Pere!<' 1ro1l..a" Kushner, Wilson, Bo)d and memhtrs nl 1he cast v. 111 also 'peak al a post perlnrmance lalk Back on tht'.' cts ran(:c lrom $18 to $36 and 1113) he charged 10 M»ler­Card, VISA, American Lxpre~~ . and Discover hH nwre rntormalion on 11dets, please call the Alie) Thea­ore !lo\ Ofl1ce al (7111228 8421or1- 800·259 ALI I', o• come h) the Box Olloce ai 615 hxas :\\enue I Author, Leroy Aarons, to speak in Houston Q111 c k Not e s l c1<1) Aa1<J11' "111 appear al a spca~ 1nels 1in 1n .-: c\Clll un WcJne,Ja} June 21, al 7 oo p m at CrosHo ad ' Markel and IJoobwre, 610 We" Ala­hama marking the re lca'e of his llC'-" hook "Prayers for Bohb)-A Molhcr's Coming 10 1erms "uh the Su1c1de of Her Ga) Son " llohhy Gnlf11h , a young gay man whose family who'e fami ly and religion taught h im th at his sex ual orie nta· 11nn "" ·1"> a s•n l nahlc 10 hve ""Ith c':t1s conllict, he lep1 tiom a tree"-3) O\e pa-s to hos death un Augu<t 27 1983 . In h1, honk, Aarnni; 1elh the 'tor} of H o hhy'~ mother a !I. s hl· 1ra nst11rms trom a fea r f ul fundarncn t a l1 st to an en lig ht e ned ad vocatt'.' tor ga) )OUth Leroy Aaron' I' an award-wining JOurnal"t and plap,roght. He was a national corre~pondent for The Wash 111gton Po!<it and executive ed1· lor of The Oakland Tribune, and " fo unde r o l !he Na11ona l Gay and Les­bian Jo urnalis ts Association . _f<!_!d Advertisem_e_n_1 ___________ ,_ HAVE IT "BOAT" WAYS! 'I I '>. 'I Ol 1 ( AN. enjoy all of the pleasures or hoating, \\1thout any of thc- hass les of \l\\lllng. maintaining. storing and insuring a boat Mcmhcrs of the ('Jear Lake Shores Boat C'lub. a lease 1rn:mbership club bascd at \\'atcrgatc- !\farina. kmm thc sec.:rct of a.:ccssmg the stress-reducing. health enhancing experience of fun on the \\,Iler \\1thout heinl.! mcrnhelmed b) the expense, trouhlc and red tape of boat O\\ ncT .hip. ( lcar L1l..c Shores Hoat Club offers its memhcrs a \\holc- fleet of boats to d100 c rom. including sJ...i boats, fishing hoats, s.nl boats and pontoon parJ \ bo,1ts ( hke the onc- thc- stall of the 1 louston Voice took out rcccntl) for .in afternoon of fun in the sun ,md spray)' \!embers call ,111J rescn c- the bo.it of their choicc, \\ hcn the") arri\ c- at the \\ atcrgatc­\ 1,1rn• , the boat ts\\ 1t1ng. clean ,rnd full of g.ts. ( !car Lal..1: Shores Boat ( 'luh rct?isti:rs. inspt:ds, insurcs dod;s, sen ices •.m d m 'lllldllls the houts-'loth111g cou d he easier. You jo111. thc-y do thc- ri:st It'~ the best of "bc1<1t" \\orlds! 1 he Jo'' monthly Ices .ilso entitle members to use ,tll Jcs1gn.1t.:d facihues ,11 the\\ atcrgatc \!arina, including pools. cluhhoi.scs, sauna fitness <.:cntcr and morc. Other mcmlicr;hip pri\ ilegc·s 111clude s,1fct} ,111d s.tiling dassi:s. lnJi\ idual and wrporate memberships arc a,,,ilablc HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16, 1995 3 Do You Remember Bobby Griffith? Save I 9% on Prayers for Bobby with your /Q Cardi :\1eet joumali't and author Leroy Aarons as he Jelb about Bobtw\ tragic suicide and hi' moihd' rcmarl,,able tran,formallon from fundamc-ntali't to ga~ actin" on WednesdaJ, June 21 at 7 P.M. at Cro"road' \larl,,et & Book,torc Hou,ton Bool.:-m:11111g anti fn c rcccptwn to fol/n" Crossroads Market & BOOKS ORi 610 West Alabama, Haustan (713) 942-0147 Open Monday to Saturday 10 - 9, Sunday Noon to 6 TEXAS AA, NC Air Conditioning & Heating Specialists 880-4629 :;:v~: "tl.CL A00610C -=- ALL WORK FULLY GUARANTEED­Proudy Serving OUR Coomrity Over 10 Years•W Ride the Tide with Pride! / CLEAR LAKE 51-()RES BOAT CLUJ Enjoy the Pleasures of Boating Wrthout all the ~l~ of Owning a Boat! Indivdual and c.otporate Memberships Available Private Membership Includes Ski Boats * Sail Boats * Fishing Boats Pontoon Boats * Fitness Center Pool* Sauna* Tennis Courts Boating ~ * Boat Insurance and More_ For More Information Call: (713) 334-7744 The Club Buys, Registers, Services. Insures Maintains & Harbors the Boats Located at Watergate Marina, Pier 99, Bldg. #42 4 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16. 1995 Kf. '" F.Tll L KRESS Born ~p,./ 1 / 96J Dr~d Ju~ 9 199( K nncth E li.rr.s departed from th1 realm on June 9 l?Q~ sLlCTOundcd bv his lov ng family and r. ends at hlS home: lo become the prmc1pal bassoomsl n Jle Lorcr~ Symphony lie 1s sun1vcd by his parents \11lc and Judy Kress his sister. Pam Jri.rcss s1s1c• m-la"', fhercsa ll•ycs (,randp:ucnt> John and M;uy Duncan aunts Donna K. and l ndy Kress lllllt> and ndcs C. aroryn and llavc· Opiela. M 1tz1 and J \\ Shir cy John and ( aro I Duncan \\ arren and Pam Kr. and 16 ~u ms Ken loved hfe m 1c; good lime ood food and trau:hng He "" ucad tan cncrous m his I vc t farmh and ( _:ids, lie h:!> le'\ behind his "'o babocs D1gn and l lk;y and his most t.hcn hcd r1 ends • m Scates. Trac) Han I sa \\ dkcrson. Gerald Franko"' k1. \tc-.c Dullm. R.chard ii\b5ton and so many olhcrs that the I Oil £ not large enough IO rncnuon hem all Our famih would like to thank the staff and dm:tors at Part Plaza I losp1taJ for their cxccpuonal urc concern and love for our bclo'rcd l\.c.:n I· uncral scn1iccs were held Tucsdai, June 13th. 1995 at h.Jrcst Parl: I .aY. ndale, offo.:Jalcd by Rev Ch~s ! holes, RC\ Ray lhghfeld and Re> Roehard Ikard t\cn family Vias honord by li1s pallbearers <Jc:rald F"anlO\\S~1 ft\. 1ard Abston Jason C leman Darron dlman Stc\'c Bullm and Mnchcl ~1'.l\.c:in Anyone ".:Shmg to make a ~t n orthcf.:ghtagamstAID'\....andonatcm Ken !i :iamc 10 ·ulS I ouch M1m~tncs• b\ calling 864 2 58 DAVID LEROY JOSEPH HEMMER Bom May 27 1958 Dlfld June 9. 1995 As the Promotional Director for Rteh's. Dave helped so many artists and gave them a chance to shine. when all along. he outsh1ned them all Everyone who knew Dave. or met him onty bnefly. adored h1IT' 1nslanlly Dave your fnend­sh1p and love was a privilege to us all thank you "These are days you11 remember When May as rushing over you with desire to be part of the miracles you see 1n every hour You'U know that d's true that you are blessed and lucky u·s true that you are touched by somet~1ng that w n grow and blOOm in you ("These are Days• Na­talie MerchanV10 000 Marnacs "Our Tune m Eden' G•~" You finally made~ into HEAVEN! If xou're tenninally ill, no one should make you feel like you have too long to live. .Just because.} ou have longer to I \C doesn't mean_)ou should ha\ e longer to liH· w.thout. Yet m the past. if _}our life expectancy was grca•er than 1'\o years, the chances of sellmg.)oi.;r lifo m ur.mcc pohc.' "ercn't too great. l1111l ,ow \\ a I 1fe dev ped a re\olu t1ora~ Longer Life B ne!it. \\1th pay· ment terms di< in< from .>ther stanl'ard offers. It allo" s .> ou to ra·se the 1rone.\ that can 1-nprove the quality of your life ncm (:,,en i .>nu ha, e Til&JlL:'\FHI Ll!'.lJ.fF E,,Vlll'l I· \\l~'\1:!) In .iddition to the l.ong('r l..ift• fknelit, \\Ork1,g \\ ith US c.J.n \\1th mon• than 30 m !lion c.olT'm:t­ted to pure ha 1n • ,\fl' I re(' of nt cdlcss ,1dclcct 1..osts. \\'ct k<· care ol •Tl< 1udmg express po t.1gc and ireclic.al e\ aluauon tees. The process is q.iick. easy. and confidertial. .n.;;.I A PJIONI, C!_\I I.A \\'.LU'. Once _your app!ic.auon is .1pproved and.vour policy is assigrcd to us, we nd the mone.> dircctlyt<>.)OU. That's al! there is to it For more mformation c..111 us toll f re<' at 800-420-1420. From th 1 h,-,;t phone Lall 0 ;i, \ m 'II be treated \\1th the rcspec.t, digntt_\., nd .1ttcn1ton \OU re entitled to. 'o matte how long you ha, e ro Ii' e. Life Entitlements l s •• 7£e 71ne.1/ lec:linirue.r for Jfair • Xa1!1 • 7ac:1a!.1 'Jl(ar.ra'le • 7annin<J 7our our <5af,,n &' .Spa '7/(Mf,on lhn J/,/ and ye! f(/f, off fxp1ns ,'1uly :J/J/ 2010 ( ommonwcalth Houston, TX 77006 '113 - §23- "{) 16 ¥0ICE A W y Community News Publication SSUEO 764 June ,6 1995 Published Fridays Establ~hed t974 as tne Houston Montrose Star re-establiShed 1980 es aie Hou$l0n Montrose V<*:e cnanged name to The New VOl!Ce lrl 1991 no:wporatmg the New Or1eans Crescent City Star re-establtShed December ' 1993 as the Houston Vou.:e 811 Westheuner, Suite 105 Houston Texas 77006 (713) 529-8490 {800) 729-8490 Fax 1713) 529-9531 COntents c:opynghl 1995 Office Hours 9ar'1-5 30prT' weekdays Tad Ne1son1p bhstie Jack Leon~u·d Q..-MI I m•nao•r Matthew l->e1 mngtonf'"'Qjvc..1 ma ...=1ger EDITORIAL DE PARl ME NT Shen Cohen Darbonne! '°' Tad Nelsor entertainment editor STAF> WRITE"RS Vada Carro Bob Ainsworth JoP Hamson Javier Tairez Glen Webber CONTRIBUTING WRITE RS Ar-drew Edmorson Richard Mohr John Reed Jazz Paz Chns Lambert Kerry KadeH B II O'Rourl<.e CARTOONISTS Dan Brad)' Leanne Franson Robert K :by Cat Meyer PHOTOGRAPHERS Steven David Gabrielle Tran ADVERT :;1NG SALES DEPARlMENT Carolyn A Roberts Susan Scoll Galveston/Carolyn A Roberts CLASSIFIEDS & PERSONALS Maggie Brahck Gay Today by Glen Webber Celebrating Life Welcome to the third week of Gay Pnde Month. With our parade JUSt around the corner, it is time for personal reflec­tion. It is time for you to think back on the most meaningful and personal e xperiences that have shaped your development as a gay man or lesbian. I've had several events in my life that have shaped who I am. Thank you for let­ting me ~hare them with you . My earliest ilfe·shaping experi­ence was a negative one : when I was live years old. I was the victim of child abuse by a neighbor. Don"t let anyone te ll you that abusing children is o .k It 1s a horrible crime chat can cause children not to trust anyone for years. Fortunately, I also have other, posi 11vc and affirming experiences to look back on Another experience that shaped my life is my parents' accepunce ol my being gay, and the incredible love and support they have given me all my life. Every time we talk on the phone, the conversation end~ with " I love you.'" Their love has been the foundation of my success in living a happy gay lifestyle. I thought about my attending the 1981 Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco It was a sea of humanity, over one mil­lion people, and was our last pre-AIDS get together. It was a validating experience for me. I thought of the March o, Wa.l11ng1on in 1993 My Jover of 11 years was weeks away from dying, t>ut I felt I had to go Being there ga\e me the strength to face his death. l thcught of the maga11ne layoutS I did, and how proud f was 1.· make a natwnal maga11ne cover. Winning .a c "-uple of leather contests was also exciting and validating . I t111nk however, that my most mean rngful gay experience-which was also 1he mosl life changing-was when I was diagnosed a' llIV-posi­t1ve in April of 1990 I hadn't been feeling well, and the doctor suggested the HIV an11body tesl I knew tt would come back po~1- t1ve. but JUst hearing those words senc a shock wave blas_ting through me. I was scared and upset. I didn ' t want to die before my pareni' did. I didn' t want my niece and nephews to have to bury me- I knew the world would not stop 1f I died !hanks to the Dering Wednesday Night Support Group. not only was I able to get a handle on my emotions. but the love and support I received was gratifying The incredible abil­ity of people 10 share their stones was inspirational. They saved my life. (Thank you so much. my friends) . Since then , however, I've learned a lot more about being HIV-positive . Most importantly, 11's not a "death 1 sentence .. at all. For me, it has been a new opportunity to get out of the fas1 lane and start living a qual1ty life again . And I have tned to do that I'm 1 doing things I have never done before l"m ma~ing new friends I thought I'd never have otherwise I'm loving life in ways I thought only other people did. I refuse to let 111\1 stop me from liv­ing . I refuse to go on disability. Despite low T Cell counts. I have my full time JOb, my part·time writing for the VOICE, and fixing up my house . I also keep up a tight schedule at the gym. I love 10 su in the back yard under my big shade trees and wacch my dog, Miss Lady, run around the yard chasing squirrels . . and I"m trying to redis· cover the pa!i.sion for love buried deep in my soul If you reject someone because they're po~itive, t understand . You re afraid you will have to bur)· the one you love . Man) of us have already done that once And for those of) ou who are negative, I undersund your fear of tiecoming infecttd 1f you love some body l!IV-po<111ve . It's a >al1d feel­ing. But don't he afraid . llavrng AIDS does n"t make us an)' le ss loving In fact, u JUSt gives us ml'"'re of a will to h\·e and enjoy lite I hope .all of you "'ho a~e living with HIV reali1e that you do have options. You can discover again how heaull­ful life is You can put down the drugs and alcohol and pick up hope and a determination to live life 10 the full ­est. to get involvec.J in the communit) , and 10 tell all those "ho need support , ··1 love you ." 1 know every time I get a hug, or a smile, or a ~1ss . I feel alive and I am grateful. 'f"here•s nothing you can't do, and do it wJth flair and '-tyle. My mes~age for Gay Pride month 1s be all you can be Have pride in who you are, and make loving yourself the most emotionally satisfying emotion you have. And when you ~ce me, give me a hug , and pass on your love of life I MCCR plans special Pride Sunday Concert Quick Notes \,fctropul1tan Community Church or the Resurrection (MCCR) and 1ts music department have announced that rhcre will be a special concert for Pride Sunday on June 25 This musical praise and worship service will feature the MCCR Sanctuary Choir and the Cathe­dral of Hope (Dallas MCC) choir and orchestra in the performance of "God With Us." The church extends a warm invitation to the community to start Pride Sunday by attending the 10:45 a m serv­ice at MCCR and hearing this "fab-ulous"' choir of over 70 V<Hces and a 12 piece orchestra After the ser\'Jce, 1hosc allcnd mg arc invited to JOtn MCCR '> con tingent in marching in the 1995 Pride Parade along Wcsthe1mcr MCCR is celebrating 20 years of service to the Houston commu n1ty. "Our family welcomes you to attend MCCR and Experience God's Unconditional Love" MCCR is loca1ed at 1919 Decatur off Wash ington Ave betwee~ Houston Ave. a n d M ontrose/ Studem ont For directions, information on other programs I or more info about special events, please call the c hurch al 861-9149. HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16, 1995 5 SATURDAY• IDAM - qpM GAV BOWLERS CAR WASH BPM SUNDAY IOPM EDDIE TAYLOR SUNDAY FRENZY CANDIDATE FDR MR. 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Sl.75 Beer " Designat e a Driver" \\'dcormng Sp('c-tnun ·9:; sponsors I Ent<"rtilincrs P<lrlY I ·caturing Pcrfonmmccs by (/)uu.y, gt'JU.llfle ~~. DVB ad PiNQUE Conccn begins a t 9 p .m . THURSDAY SEXX COME GB A "BLOW JOB" SEE "THE TOWEL BOYS" :-;o Cover With BTHE CLUB ~tcmhcrship carc1 THE AROUSAL BEGINS AT 9 Commlng July 2 Mil. 'fllXAS DllUMMEll CONTEST Applications Now Available 710 Pac1f1c Street Houston, Tx 713/523-0213 OPINION Pride equa ls pass io n , compassion and unity Guest Commentary B~ DO°' Gil.I. For tht llo"sro11 Vout (l·duor's no1c· Don G1 I 1~ \hie Grand \1arshal or the 1'195 Ilous1on Gay/Les­bian Pride Parade) The I' hole week of Gay Pride in Hous- 1on 1s a fcelmg ot great sat•sfac uon-a source ol pleasure in real1i rng how tar ""e have come since we marched years ago trom An11a Street to the Hya11 Regency prole\llng againsr anu 4 gay crusader Anita Bry anr. Our sen(,c of pride in our qual111es, our merui;. our compassion for all of humanlind and e!tpcc1ally for our own communlly as what, in time, will put us in a position rn achieve our equal righ1s. I have always enjoyed the day of our parade II is my lavorue day of 1he >ear. Sure we ~weat our huu ... oft, and we have even -.een some of our friend-. pass out due co our city's rn1ense summer heat. (Why did 1hose Jud> Garland drag queens In !'lew Ynrl ba11le 1he Ne" York police in June instead of October or November'/) Ilowcvcr, 1hc pride we all have in who ""e are an<l why we are <lomg this in Summer in llou-.ton 1" the great· est example that can be cxpres-.ed of what males 11 all wor1hwh1le Berng named Grand Marshal of our 1995 celehralrnn 1s one ol lhe great est honors I could C\Cr ha\e hopeJ for. Like a mother hen wuh her clucks, I \<111 cont nue to fight for promote kind· ness. and express IO\C to ALL in our com4 munlly. I ha\'e always used a -.ay1ng. ••un11ed we stand, <l1\.1de<l, we con­tinue to fall:· I see my place in Hous­ton's ga) community as that of a puhlic servant trom a prote-.-.ional stand­poin1. a fundra1,er for those who need help; a friend to tho"c who will allow me 10 he and moSI of all, hopefully, a help ­ing hand or a kmd smile with the power to bring some sunshine into someone else's life . I helleve that to live ones entire life without ever helping bet· 1er others• 1s rhe ant1thcs1s of pride I 1hank you, Houston tor your kind ness and ... uppnrt-and nrnst of all. for the trust that you have !.hown to this pea picker from Lee,v1lle , Lou1s1ana. Letters to the Editor From SAR,\11 DEPAl,\1.\ Chait, fl• Trm~ Ttras' In a vote of 26 lor and 16 .aga111M, a mo11on which woulJ hl\C included trans genders in the hylaws of the llouswn G0>/l esb1an Poh11cal Caucus failed to rece1\e the 1-wo thuds maJor 11} requued for such changes fhe amendment wo11ld have ··condemned all dist<>m nallon, including 1ha1 based on gender 1den111y or orienia 11on" and would have required lhe tau cus. •• 10 exhibit $ol11Jarlly and coopera11on w11h transgenJcris1s and bisexuals 10 their similar mis· s1on: It ~Time, Texas' wishes w thank and recogn11e the twe111y SI'( people ""ho votrd tor tl11s motion Your hard work and courage 1s much appreciated We will continue to wnrl with you 1n<l1 vuJuall} on issues ot J01nt ante rest in 1he tu1ure. However given lhe ta ... 1 1hat trans genders were m1en11onally ler1 ou1 of 1he ha1c cr1mes hill by 1he I.esb1an Ga) R 1gh1S I ob by and !he facl 1ha1 the IIGLPC' could not e•en agree 10 cooper uc v. nh transgenders. we must con­dude 1ha1 "h1le most ga>s and le•h1 ans are a1 least friendl> 10 1rans­genders, lhe C"rgan11at1ons -w h1ch ... la1m 10 represent 1hem are not On 1he conuary while 1h,s amenJmenl would have S•,,pl) have allowed us 10 "ride in 1he back ol 1hc bus 'the fail· ..ire •o n\. uJe us can only he 1n1cr­preted as a rctusal t let us on the hus at a II' being no different than while country clubs who refused to .1dm11 .-\lr1can Americans. In essence 1hc IIGI PC' voted to remain segregated," and we wall have no cho1"e 01hcr than to treat u as we would trea1 any other .. rac1S1" (or in this case tran~phnh1c) organ1 zauon h 1s our view 1ha1 by lheir ac11ons 1he LGRL and lhe IIGLPC have proven them­~ elves to be untriendl~ and even hos ule to the needs ol their transge,dercd brothers and s1ster·h We recogn11e that nun) and perhaps most of their memhcr do not hold similar v1e"".s, hut as long as the off1c1al pos1t1on of the organ1zat10n\ remain as the) are we have no choice hut to <lcfen<l ourselves again ... 1 them. l·xpel:t us tu act accord­ingly in the tu1ure Gentry Says Than ks, Responds To Rumor From DEL '\ICGt t OM-rttr, Gtntn llou1ton TnaJ La.1 weekend Gentry celchrated us f1l1h anniversary I would hke to 1hank ever)onc rn the gay commu nlly tor your friendship and support 1hese past ( ve years I would also :1ke lo 4uuh the rumor c.1r culating 1hat "-C have losl our lease and will he closmg down. Not true' We have JU\l renev.e<l our lea~e tor another 1hree )ears and have options thu,ugh the year 2000 All of us at Gentry lnol tnrwar<l to We ~i:c the refusal hi indJJe trans serving our communlt) 11110 the next genders 111 1he miss on s1a1tme111 as \.Crttury WF TAKE T IP~! Your llOl S ION\ 01( I apprc~1a1c~ your nc"~ lead or ti:aturc stol) ideas. Call us (hcst time: I hursda) or I rida~) ,I( 529-8490 (Fux· 529-9511) HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16, 1995 7 -ALLEY THEATRE- "This is simply the most VISIONARY, DARING, AND POWERFUL new play in ages." HouslOn Chronicle "'Angels' is a MONUMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT, the work of a defiantly theatrical imagination that has no parallel." Varitly co11tai11s mature a11d explicit subject matter. NOW EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 9 Generously underwritten by Twelve Oaks Hospital O"COl Medical Associates, P.A. The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts TICKETS 228-8421 "THRILLING, WHOLLY SATISFYING." Tht Dallas Morning News "DARING AND DAZZLING! 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Borders Books , olcombeM , us1c 615 TEXAS A VENUE • HOUSTON, TEXAS 8 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16. 1995 WE WILL BE OPEN SUN, JUNE 25 PARADE DAY 11-6 BASIC BROTHERS llVITES YOU TO JOIN US AS WE WATCH n£ PARADE II FRONT OF ~ STORE WESTHEIMER & COMMONWEALTH OPEN MON-S BASIC BROTHERS HOUSTON, TX 770 GAY/LESBIAN PRIDE MERCHANDISE • T-Shirts • Flags • Caps • Windsocks • Jewelry • Spinners • Magnets • Decals THE LAZY J 312 TUAM •HOUSTON• (713) 528-9343 Saturday, June 17th, 10:00 PM T.T.'s STAR CABARET Miss TT - Hostess & MC Gina Malone Miss Peaches Veronica Devore Yvonne Supreme Saturday, June 24th, 10:00 PM ERICA'S SHOWCASE with Erica Lane - Hostess & MC Tricia Blake Naomi Warwick Brandi Houston Victoria LaCole FRIDAY, June 16th, 10:00 PM Benefit Show for Gay Pride Week SUNDAY, June 18th Noon - 4 pm Car Wash & Garage Sale FRIDAY NIGHT 8-BALL League Members Only Su.c k Around & Dance '-\~ with our DJ Bill Gonzalez '-; ijuEEN'S DREAM Dealer's Sale-Out * June 17 Furniture, Appliances, Collectibles, Art. Camera Equipment, Fans AND More! 515 HAWTHORNE at TAFT Clinton, Reno decline role 1n Amendment Two legal battle (Continued from Page I) "This was a mauer in which we were not a party," she said. "We were not asked by the court 10 part1c1pa1e There was no federal program or fed· eral \tatu1e involved We deter­mined 1hat we would no1 part1c1pace for those reasons.' Later, department spoke!i.person Gregory King added , "The depart· ment believe~ the is~ues were being fully briefed for the court by parties in the case:· ··11 wa' the allorney general's decision ," 'aid Whtte llou~e press •ecretary Mike McCurry " And the president • " lully supportive" of 11 . Mccurry .aid President Ciln ton , widely 'upportcd by gays in the 1992 elec11on. had >poken against the Colorado measure The decision wa' cr111c1zed by gay and c1v1I rights groups but applauded by Colorado officials and drafters of the measure . Both sides s a"' pol11ical calcula 11on al "'ork ""This was a had legal and pol111cal dcc1s1on ; said l·l1Labc1h Birch execu11vc dueclor of 1he Human Rights Campaign Fund , the nations largest gay and leshian pol111cal organ1z111on Staying silent 1n 1'11s case g1\'e' a1J and comfort lO e'\trem1sts v. ho woul<ln ' l 'upport the pres1dt"nt under any r1rcum sta nccs On the other hand, Will Perkins . founder ol Colorado tor l·amil} Value' wh11.:h wro1e the state con \11tullonal amc:ndment passed hy Colorado votc:rs 1n 1992 said. "'The experience Pre!t1dent Cl1n ton has had with his homosexual advocacy position 1s certainly not a rca~onable or popular one 10 America. Reason prevailed pol111cally and reail>11cally" The Human Rights Campaign Fund and the Leader.hip Conference on Civil Right>. the large.I coal111on of civil right> groups, had lohh1ed the adm101stra11on to file a brief aga1n'il the measure. Colorado officials had lobbied agaio>t 'uch action . The rights act1v1sts had anllct· pated help because in Feb. 1994. Clin· ton condemned proposed ballot 1n1tiat1ves similar to Colo· rado's . '"Essent1al rights and equal 11y should not be denied through bal· lot 1n1t1at1vcs,"' C•1nton wrote . "It's not an issue of special righ" for TWO TEEHfiGERS IH TWEHTY edited by Ann Heron any one group, 11's a hattle to protect the human rights of every ind1v1d· ua l " And the Justice Department pre pared a draft brief opposing the Col· orado measure. a copy was sent to the Pentagon to be sure 1t would not com· promise l1tigat1on over Clinton'!-> "don't ask , don ' t tell" policy on gays tn the mil11ary. according to Jus11ce off1c1als, who requelOled anonymity In New York, Sul3nne Goldherg a lawyer for Lamhda Legal Dclen-. and Education Fund, which challenged the Colorado han said, " It " extremely disappointing that the administration has decided to stand by 1n the face of blatant d1scrim1na tion against a group of citizens ." Reno said she had not personally spoken with Whtie House olf1c1als but was aware they backed her dec1· s1on She said she d1S«.:u,sed the issues with Sol1c1tor General Drew S Days , who represents the govern ment in the Supreme Court and oth· ers .. Vle considered man) issues . constitutional issues ·• She said she had told people who wanted to discuss 1he pol111cs ol the dec1s1on to stay a"'a)' from her so she could base her dec1swn on the la"' Goldberg, who met "'1th Days anJ other Justice otf1c1als on Man:h 24 \a id .. The courl " rulinr in 1h1" i:a,t• ..-.111 atfccl the 1ccu1 II ) ol all pco pie'' civil rights hecau'e the Co lo · rado amendment 1~ an cltori by the maJOrlly to cut one m1no111y out of the pol1t1cal proce\s Thi~ 11me, it " ., gay people but next tune II could he any other group." Matt Cole~ ol the American Civil L.1bcrt1e~ Union. which also chaJ. lcnged the ban .... aid, ""They were afraid of taking flacl from the Penta gon and conservatives in the elec tion.'' Reno noted that her department has acted to protect homo!.exual\ from being denied security clearances government wide or JOh~ 1n the Jus­tice Department and l'BI The Colorado con,111u11onal amendment would cancel and han state and local laws. regulations and policies pro1ect1ng homo sexua ls from bias 10 employment, housing and public accommoda · 11ons The Colorado Supreme Court ru led 1t was unconst1tut1onal by denying homosexuals an equal voice 1n government. These first-person accounts by some forty young people will ease the way for other teens exploring their sexual identity, while providing valuable insight for adults who want 10 support them. TWO TEENAGERS 11'1 ~l'ITY edited by Ann Heron l&.9S in bookstcwes. or """" thJ td With S 1000 ~pttd) IO Ofder by mff. -· Alyson Publications Dept P·S, 40 Plympton SL, Boston, MA 02118 !HATCH build help s teenagers self-esteem, pride (Con11nued from Page I) Gay and lesh1an reenagers and young adults have a special need for support, which 1s often difficult for them 10 f111d, even in the gay commu­n11y. Thc'e young people are dealing with a myriad of 1ssue.s, from the basic challenges of making 1he transition from childhood to adulthood to con· fusion about sexual orienution or 1den11ty and gender roles For people in this age group, who also use a range of sclf-1dent1fica­t1ons, an organ1zat1on such as HATCH can male a life-changing dif­ference by providing somewhere to go. and someone to listen. Uriel, l\ked ahout his early gay expe· riences, wanted first talk abou1 dress ­mg in his female cousin's clothes when he was six years old, "'For many years, I would put on her clothes in private When I w.- I 2, I realized I had sexual feeling' for guys "My lirst experience was fooling around with another boy. I didn't feel like a hoy or gir l, iust exploring sex­ual feelings·· l·rom those confu,ed beginning' l rn~I has i.:omc a long wa} with HATCH's heir Asled ahout his Jamliy '11ua turn now he 53}5. "Things are much helter m) lam1ly 1s more accert· mg My mother and I can now talk about issues alfer1mg hnth ol u' regarding my t>eing g•) It God stood hefore me and a'kcd me 1J I wanted 10 he .a '1ra1~h1 man or a ~a~ man, I "(1uld s11ll rick l!3\.. he assc rt s II\ I Cll rnn·h 1w 1n· a w.eel.. in Mon 110\C I hl' 111rl·11ng!rri 11H.:ludc general meetings, 'l'caker' and suprnrl 11rnup .... Jhc environment 1s relaxed and l11cndly and gives our younge ... 1 gencra1wn a rnuch · needed oppor tunll~ to explore their teelrngs and 1al~ atwut their needo.; w llh peers While there are adults 111\.0lved in II \JCII as counselors and Jac1il · ta1ors. the )Oung members generally run 1he mee11ngs a"ld an} committees e tahllsht:d w take care ot hus1nes ... I hcse young adults arl- also respon•q hie lor ru11111g out the IIATCJI ne"s­leucr. which tells the q Hies. of these young people and how the organ11a­turn has helped them with their lives. At a recent meeting ... ome of these youn~ memhcr~ also \hared 1heir sto· r1e\ with 1he ltouston Voice. J"he young men and women of HATCH arc rema1 kably in lune with their emo· 11011\, ant.I they are ahle to express their feel ing ... and concerns articu lately Though thtir \lorie~ art dif­ferent. they share an 1ntens1ty ol -.p1r1t and put a great deal of \oul ... carch1ng heh1nd thelf thoughts. O>er"helm1ngl), the) are young people v.ho ha'"c come to term.., w11h he1ng ,ga) , and are nov. working on est1hl1shing thcmseheli. 10 the larger gay community Tomorrow's Leaders Brandon Martin, a hand,ome, well· spoken 20 year-old man, has accom· pl"hed a great deal <ince coming to HATCH . ' I considered my,elf bisexual until I came to HATCH ," Brandon says. "There , I accepted that I was gay. When kids call up. I tell them my story. "Many kids who call HATCH have stereotypes of what gays are/Some thank they should he a man or a woman. Others aren't sure what 10 do." Brandon has strong feelings about pan1c1pa11ng in the ga} movement afler leaving llATCII Once a member turns 21. they mus1 leave the group, but Brandon will s11Jl he involved as a board member, and a counselor when needed . He adds. " IIATCII has given me an anger at society and I use that to !.peak to public groups about hetng young and gay. Many groups are proud that the young people can speak so elo­quently about being ga) •Quincy J "a 21-year-old African· American "ho " lea• mg IIATCII th IS year He says that his po~111ve e'\pe riencc in llATCII Jed him to heir form another support group, "'T\\ent) Something. · lor ga~ is 111 1heu ~o·-. ( I he grour meets fhur<day nights at Bering Methodist Church) Quini.:y had his lirq gay expericnl:e whfn he v.as e111ht Ill- sa~s that was the ht!'g111n1ng ot a relatrnnsh1p 1ha1 la!l.led !l>cvcral )car!'> He waco 17 when he heart.I ah•'"' llArr11 "I v.a' 'en dcprc ... ,et.1 I had lost Ill) 1ela110n \h1r, and Wf.t\ loolllli! lor the Cri\ls llo tl1 11c IH ial ~ w 1th s11111conc •· Jlc came ai.:ro'' the Ga; and J.csb1an Switchboard. whu:h referred him 10 IIAITII . • At f1rs1 I v..a.., \Cared to death, but thank' 10 Ill) lriend,h1r' at HATCH I'm pretty s.ec.:ure . not man) proh lem' ·A" advice to ~oung people JUSt i.:omrng out. he olt.:red Get to knew your,ell, ahnvc ;rnd beyond all cl::tc •Titian}. a .. cry auracuvc 17·}ear· old who now 1dent1t1cs herself a' a le..,h1an, say~ 5he tirst felt her ga; · ncs ... w:hcn a friend "hov..cd more than a pa ...... 1ng interest 1n her At 1he 11me. l1tlany had a ho)lriend, hut 'he did end 1he rclat1on,h1p Y..hen she became rnvohcd v.11h her girlfriend .. I don't feel as much pressure as many gay malts do," 'he "l' I 101 ot gu}' I tell I'm a lesh1an 'ecm sort of attracted to that and thrnk I'm bisexual and can he had. But my rntercst is women•• Ot her experience with llATCJI, Tiffany says 'I have met a variety of reople through this fine grour 11 helps that there are young reorle there. my age who under ... tand ffi) fcelrng\ and wha1 I'm going through It "also a great o.;oc1al environment. since man) of us arc no1 nit.I enough to go clubbing (Continued on Page 20) ,,, '' • silencetocelebration HOUSTON GAY AND LES BIAN PRIDE WEEK 1995 Sat,june 17 l lpm & 12:30 -·"'SMOTHER SHOW r-- m_ ___ _ Sun, June 18 8 - lOpm QnttnS Qnartn1J! Go to Spectrum '95, then stop by to enjoy a social for entertainers .a nd their friends. ,_. Mon, June 1 9, 10:30p•m *Talent Night. * Performers arrive by I oPm with twu numbers in different costumes. * Mon, June 26 Miss $outheast '1 exas <Pageant Complimentary Country Cookln' Mini-Buffet Every Fri Evening "*" Complimentary UP-Smackln' BBQ Every Sun 5pm Open Mon - Sat 11 am-2am Open Sun Noon-2am 1419 Richmond (713) 529-3367 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16, 1995 9 ''1Qak ~(' Co•ne 10•~ "'s foi· Daily Breakfast Specials at'\J ~no••nit'"\c. +-lA°PPY HLJuR weekdays 7 - 10 CU'>\ We also have: * Coffee & 3c,icc Bar * Sandwiches & salads * .Art space * Cozy .Ath'\0sphere BR.ASIL 2604 Dunlavy (@I Wcsthcimcr) Mon. - Thurs. 7am - 12:30am rn. 7am - 2:30am Sat Sam - 2:30am Sun Sam - 12:30am 528-1993 -------------------------- t~U'Papt_ Present this coupon and get a FREE MUFFIN with beverage purchase Offer expires June 15. 1995 10 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16. 1995 Come i•in the NEW & HOT s,11t for 6rukfut, lunch 1ini iinner. M11ni•1J • Tnursi•IJ 11 •m · 2:30 ''" 5 • 10 ''" Weekenis we're ,,en till 12 miini9ht. (Suni11vs 11t 8 ''") 11 Strol/in9 M11ri11chis 11n Frii111JS • Li"e Music 11n Weekenis Aw11r' Winnin9 F11iit11s 11ni the Finest Te~ui/11 Selecti11n in the Museum District $1.00 Mar9aritas at Lunch a (,t4 eaU!t rp@ ~ ~1 r-;~~t42SOJ Mail'\ 522-5041 Use for Special Parties or Events, Sales Promow ns Gifts CUSTOM T-Shirts ONE or ONE HUNDRED Your image tn FULL COLOR on t'rcm1um.Wc1gbt Fruit of the Loom 1001. Cotton White T·Shirts or Tanlc Tops 2°day turnaround We can reproduce your logo. color photo or Ihde or computer disk image $9.50 each IMTIAL SET·l P CHARGE: $20 Phoios on Shirts (7 13) 529-2325 $99\ THREE MONTHS UH limited Tat1t1it1g HEIGHTS NNING CENTER 918-A N. Durham 802°9373 June 18 8:00 PM 2nd Annual Miss Life Today "/}tiss ~ Wfl SNeethetl'lt ;btt~ettnt 1995" Official Pride Week Event Benefitting River Oaks Health Associations TLC House MC - Jessica Van Shelton & Matt Locklin with Special Guest The Reigning Miss Life Today p al<J'l ...££.£, _£OJ£ p,.er Satu 5u presents ~7 Miss E/ J's in Revue by Bob Ainsworth Max Mex In Midtown Houston's Midtown area, east of Montrose and presently poised (so they say) for developmental rebound, could be "primo" ground for a restaurant-the central loca· tion 1s convenient to both down­town and the Texas Medical Center, as well as the nearby neighbor· hoods . It's here that Louis Vasquez, best known as the former owner of the popular Primo's Tex Mex restau- 1 rant in the Heights and Rockefel­ler's Nightclub, has launched his latest venture, and 11's fast becom­ing a "hot spot" for the lunch crowds listed. "diner friendliness" of the food is part of what makes El Palacio intri· gu1ng. The beef faJl!as , ranked "best in town" by the Houston Chronicle, are different enough from the average to rate the cliche.' The meat JS marinated in zesty spices that give lilts more heavily to authentic Latin, or even Lalin· influenced Pacific tastes (includ· ing soy and garlic-can you say adobo?) than the Tex·ish offerings Lunch offerings, however, also include other diverse choices. from fried shrimp to a low-fat chicken breast salad, and vegetarian spe· cialties such as veggie enchiladas in tomat1llo sauce. Also offered­Pechugas rancheras. featuring a grilled breast of chicken in comino and lime, and grilled fresh vegeta· b les al MOJO (General Manager Juan Matias prides himse lf in filling "El Palacio" at 3512 Main (near Alabama) is a delightful find in a his­toric location. Built as a Mexican restaurant, the Span ish Palace, in 1936, the building more recent ly housed a Christie's Seafood res­tau rant, Vasquez and his clan have revamped and renovated the place and restored it to its original in tent Well, almost. While El Palacio serves au t hentic Lalin dishes, they·ve been modernized to 90's dining trends : low fat and vegan dishes, grilled chicken and <eafood selections ; no lard . 1 special requests for the diet-con­' scious). A specialty list of imported and fine tequilas and a variety of Mexican beers and wines are avail· ab le from the bar, along with-of course-memorable margaritas ($ I at lunch). The menu, at first glance, 1s a sort of blend of traditional, old style Mex­ican fare and the Tex Mex that made Primo's a hit. But the variety and El Palacio 1s open Monday through Thursday, II :00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:00-10:00 p m. for din­ner; weekends 'till 12 midnight. Live entertainment on weekends. For reservations, phone 522· 5041 Full catering services are available for parties and events . MALE STRIP CONTEST at 11:00 Pm with PAIUI MALE STRIP CONTEST at 11:00 Pm with PAIUI 3 0 2 starrini! 2517 RalPh Street at Westheimer (713J 527-9071 Hous'fon•s Laraes'f Brittany Paii!e (1992J AMATEUR NIGHT Paivi Lee Love r1990J Lana Blake (1994 J Tara Dion (1995J • HaPPY Hour 7am-9Pm weekdays • ~.50 Well 4-7 Saturday Week #"6 10:30 PM • 1.50 Vodka 7am-6Pm • ue Club 7am-10Pm • $3.75 Pitchers & $1.25 Mui!s Special Cameo APPearance m. A cQt.l ... ERCIAl ... E ... IER A Sivi Ross -Miss E/J's 1993 ~ V ~ ~ I STEAK NIGHT 1~ HaPPY Birthday B.J. Williams cvmmunltY Vrttanlzatlvni Eulletln Evard NLA :Houston Pride Events The National Leather Association: Houston will be hos11ng 1wo official events during Houston Gay and Les­bian Pride Week '95, and will co-host a third with the club Pacific Street. On Friday evening, June 23, from 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a .m at the Venturc­N on the Farsidc, "Houston's Hot VII: A Night in Black Leather" will take place. The event, billed as a "fetish and scene ball," will provide free entertainment and education about leather/fellsh/SM issues and ac11v1t1es Members of NLA:Hous­ton, Houston PE.P, Leather Knights of Dallas and guest leather lltleholders will present scenes and fantaS1es throughout the evening, according to NLA. Admission is free. The group's second official Pride Week Event is the fourth annual Leather Sympo51um, conducted each Pride Weck since 1991 as an edu­cational contribution in the spirit of Pride week . Th IS year's Sympo­sium will take place at Pacific Street from 1 :00 p.m.-4:00 pm. Members of Houston PEP and NLA and Ragoo of Ragoo's Cycles and Tattoos will pres­ent simultaneous workshops/sem­inar. Workshops confirmed so far cover such topics as elecrricity and SM play, tattooing, bullwh1ps and flogs and the leather lifestyle. Adnussion 1s $1 10 cover space rental and cleanup For more information on these events or NLA-Houston, call (713) 527-9666 or write P.O Box 66553, Houston, TX 77266 6553. Nl.A : llouston 1s also co·ho~ting with Pac1f1c Street the third annual Loading Dock '95 celebration party on June 25, the day of the Pride Parade . The party starts at the bar at 5 :00 p.m. and runs through 2 :00 a .m. NLA:Houston members and guescs will be guest bartending on the patio. Door charge " the bar's usual Sunday cover. with $I well drinks and $1. 75 longnecks Leathcr/lev1, uniform or .. less" attire 1s encouraged; a clothes check will be provided. FIRM Starts Pastoral Care Program The Foundation for Interfaith Research and Ministry (FIRM) has introduced a new agency program for HIV+ clients and their caregivers. The P3'loral Care Program FIRM will accept requests for clergy v1s11s from HIV . clients and their families in the greater Houston Arca. Recently, maior HIV funding sources sponsored a comprehen­sive survey ot 450 intcrncws with HIV+ people lilied "The Greater Houston I·MA HIV+ Community Needs Assessment " The survey was completed in 1994 and Pastoral Coun,cling ranked in the top 12 out of 45 !"led need," most reque'1ed by persons part1c1pating in the sur vcy, representatives of the Foun­dation explained B. FAMILY MORTUARY Private Cremation $475 Complete a.."" Caam .u;.. F.m1i : ~:~lo1~': ;:rnv~~~1s' P:~-,~~':::d'1n~:~~i::: •All lnminc• Pollctu Hono11d 522- 9030 2603 Souihmcn • Howton • 77004 The Pastoral Care Program's chap­lains' corp will offer pastoral coun­seling, visitation, listening, scripture/devotional materials. and funeral consultation. Other support programs provided by FIRM include Care Teams for the frail eld­erly and persons with Alzheimer's and other dementia affected fami­lies. Referrals can be made by calling the Coordinator of Pastoral Care, Pat Meister, at FIRM's office. 713/ 682-5995 . FIRM's other programs include its congrega11on-based Care Teams with over 1200 volunteers who give hands-on compassionate care to cli­ents with HIV/AIDS and their care­givers, professional counseling and the Challenge/FIRM Co-op which offers food, diapers, school sup­plies and hygiene products to meet the needs of individuals and families affected by IIIV/AIDS. Gay And Lesbian Switch­board Benefit Some of Houston's hottest up-and­coming bands will be playing a bene­fit for the Gay and Lesbian Switch­board/ Houston at Fitzgerald's (S!udemont at Whiter Oak) on June 18. Bands scheduled to appear include: Monster Soup. Violent Blue, Star­belly, Clover Boy/Girl and Objec­tion A reprcsentacivc from Aids Foundation Houston (Af'li) will also conduct a brief safer sex workshop between sets Cost 1s $6 at the door. The event ru"' from 6 30 p.m. lo 12:00 mid­night. For more informatrnn call the Gay and Lesbian Switchboard at 529- 3211 Gay Officials Meeting The next meetrng of the Texas Associ­ation of l.e,b1an and Gay Elected and Appointed Officials will be in Hous­ton on Saturday, July 8, 1995 at 10:00 a .m. at 6671 Southwest Freeway, 3rd floor (Hillcroft and Hwy 59) • All lesbian and gay elected and appointed officials, and those inter­ested in becoming an elected or appornted official, are invited to attend. There is no charge or fee 10 attend. For further information and direc­tions, call Mitchell Ka11ne at (713) 981-9595 AALGA Juneteenth Event The Afru:an American Lesbian/Gay Alliance of llou\lon will be hornng a Junctecnth Pride Celebration this Saturday, June 17 at XTC. The previ ously announc.:ed time of the event has been changed, plea.c note that the eel· ebra11on will take place from 5 ;00 9 ;00 p .m • With honored gue't Rev. Ph11l1p Matthews and several enter· tainen. I;or more information on this event or the Alliance, phone 864 · 2242. i• 1307 FAIRVIEW (3 bbcks Weal ol Montmsa) 9•1 (713) 529-1414 ftll1f•f ...... UIC. • Alignment • Brakes • HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16. 1995 11 Stop ..111 o'l Ca.U {knnces/tC: ~i11d out 111hat /11a.'lle11e and the sta~~ il'le doi11~ 2.ve'llfdtllf ~o'l CJa.11 a.11d /!,es6ia.11 ;p'lide W eek. June 18. ... 8:00 PM Luf y Victoria Lust, Dcufay Don Dowaen & 1995 Ga.y PrUfe Grand' Marslia£[ Don Giff MC .... A New Beginning for All .... The kick-off drag & variety show for The Montrose Clinic Challenge Fund. For every dollar collected, $7.00 will be matched by corporate donations! Open your heart & your billfold NOW when every dollar can do so much more than usual' 1100 WESTHEIMER ... 523-7217 ~ Located next door to Charlie's Coffee Shop Stop In and See the RENOVATIONS & Check Out the NEW Menu! BEWAR~! F roittlf e With 9000 ~n attitude! Richmond 12 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16, 1995 HAVE YOU EVER HAD UNPROTECTED Here's why. By finding our, you can take control SEX OR SHARED NEEDLES? of your life. If you don't have the virus - like IF SO, TAKE THE TEST FOR HIV. most who arc te.rcd - it is important to learn how to better prom:r yoursc:lf in the future If the roulrs show you do have HIV, you can take steps to fight the Virus. Early action c;m help prevent many illnesses and dd.1y the omct of AIDS. Thi~ can lead to a longer and healthier life. Confidential or a'lonymous testing and coun<>eling are ,,trongly encouraged .ind available in most areas. 'Jo k"arn more ahour voluntary HIV rcsnng and coun.<cling, conrau an AIDS hotline, your phrkian. or a local health dinic. NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY JUNE l7J NATIONAL AIDS HOTLINE 1-800-3'42-AIDS (English) 1-800-3+4-SIDA (Sp•nosh) 1-800-243-7889 (TTY) TEXAS AIDS HOTLINE 1-800-299-AIDS • NAPWA 141) I( St. NVv ~DC 2000S (101)896-<)41< .,. .. __ , --- Houston Gay and Lesbian Pride Week '95 (Conlrnued trC1m Page •) This issue of the Ilnuston Voice 1s a so our oll1cial Gay & l eshian Pride Week 95 ed 1 .n all~ough . due 1n 1~e e.tendeJ sc~edu e and douhl< dose of c-c -cb Jtton ne~I w..:ek s 1 \ue c aid conceivably be 1..J led d pr1Je 'isuc ais well This weel and next , lol.k f"lr spec11.I even1 calendars (Hide relau:d fea 1ures (this wed.. s special focus 1s gJy and lesbian youth issues 10 honor of HATCH ·s sclecuon as organ1za- 11onal hono cc and a map ot next Sun day ' s Uay & l.e•htan Pride Parade Inside hoth 1ssJes our readers w1 I lind relle"t on and inunspectrnn tr m our writers anJ various com munlty leaders on th1~ year's theme " .Silence to Celebration" as well as ShH1cs on many event~ recog­n1t1ons. conle!iotS etc that will he a par! ot our lives here tor the flC'(t two weci..s This v.eek and next, our readers will also tinJ our trad1t1onJI coverage \JI ne"'s 15:\ue' and events that are not re'a1e~d IO our annual celehra11on ol p 1de This ts precise!) because those issues Jo not 'top being relevant, and becau'e those events and occur· renccs we pc:rhaps would rather he s lent abou1 fo:r a week or two v.on't '-lop to 1akc a breather \\-h1lc we "re cele brat ing History Of Houston 's Gay & lesbian Pride Week While the 1rue Slt>r) ol 1he S1onewall riots has a wlys heen a bit dus "c. It 1s genei•lty agreed by gay h1stori an' 1ha 1hc events lhJI took place in \iev. Y('ld. 111 lue June. 969 reprc scnti!d rallying c1y anJ 1u1n1ng p 1111 1n the Ameiucan gay and les­bian r1g'1ts rnovcmc11 In 19'0. Morris l\1g~1 a 10·ed gay act1v1st trom Los Angeles organ- 11cd a "Re"Tlcmber \t(. newall v g1I 1ha1 spawned yea"' y e\'cn s dfOunJ the Loumry Ir. 19.,5 the first gay and lcs b1an mar"h 111 l'l·xas w s held m Dallas as a part of the s onewali remem· bra nee . Community activists 1'1 llou~at;n held a w1Jcl) aucndcd news ~onfer· ence that 'ummer which announced, among other things, the tormat1on ot a political coal1tt0n thal dC\'CI oped into the Houston Ga) and Les b1an Pol1t1cal Caucus In 1976 an es11mated 200 people held a nurch m t1own1own llou,ton 10 commemo­rate thc Stonewall riots. spon"Hed hy 1he fledgling Gay Ac11vis1s Allt­ance of 1hc Un1vcr~1ty ot llouston In 1977. s111gcr and antt·gay righh crusader Anita Bryant ' appear· a nee a' the featured cnte1 ta1ncr at lhc convention ot lhe rcxas Bar A'soc1- allon brought an eq1matcd 5000 angry gay women and men to llou,ton's streets 10 a march ol pro1e't A few weeks later, Houston's gay cornmu n11y held "' lirSI gay right> rally in Cherryhuf'.. I Parl in MontrO!-.C Jn June, 1978, over 4000 community act1v1s1s met at the AstroArena tor Town Meeting I. the lirst organ11a· uonal gathering 111 llous1on that 111cludetl gay men and women from every 3!-.pect of Houston society The tollow1ng year, Houston ' s lust Gay Pride Parade wa. held Since 1979 the gay comniunlfy of II iustnn has celehroled Gay and Lesh1an Pride Weck w11h a full sched ule ot events, usually spanning 10 <lays 1n late June Gay & Lesbian Pride Week events Friday. June 16 • The official kld· n'I part) spon­so• ed b) the Pride Comm••tcc wil honor the G•and ~larshall"s from 6 00 p m •o 8 00 p m at 1he I ovell Ion • Charlte s Coffee Shop is dona11ng I 5 S of al sales to the ~1ontrose Clinic during Pride Weck The new o'4ner'" at 1100 Wes1he1mer invite you to e'(peri· ence a ne" dining at111u<lc • T~c l!)d• Parl. Galler) IS teut•ring w I. hy local Gay and Lcshian ur11sts fhe gallery. al 711 llyde Parl. "open 6 to 10 00 p m lelcphonc 526 2744 for more •":lformat on • A special s'1o'4 Ii\ e lrom lhe Lo\. ctt Inn fea1ures 1'1e h1sl0ry of pride week and our communuy, and some ot lhe ,. eek 's up co :ning events C'o11 1 1nu- 1ng dunng the wecl 1'PI r w.11 •ncludc segment" ot \.\Om)n s music, rt\.'1ews of 21) and lesbian caltunl t\.'ents and 1c rom Thi~ Way Ou1 Saturday. June 17 Frcc<lom DJnce 3 '411h a live perform· ancc by Pussy Tourcttc a1 m dn1ght al Heaven • • An1e s in 1\mcr1c.i author and Pulitzer Pr11e \\111111"'~ playwr ght, Ton) Kushner \\I I he 111 HnrJcn Books. 96 H \\ 01hc1mer fr um 2 00 p m 1111 4 00 pm • The lllllnger I oundai on "11 prcs­tr. I \\ llh '\ome ems for s ale , pholl'· 'rap~> and m sl• made b) people l" mg ,.,th Ill\ All>S at Zl4 Avoodale •rom 2 " p m to 6 00 r m Sunda). June 18 • Spectrum 95 " 'h To" n Mcc11ng 11, businc~s expo art sho"' speakers' forum and C\cnng concert v.111 hap pen all day long at Auro,.orld • A variety ~ho,.. ott Chances w uh Lady \' an<l her lv.n Dons will henctll the Mon· 1rosc C1.111c The sho" .,.. I feature dra~ and live pre~enlations • A hencf11 for the Gay and 1.esh1an Sv.itchhoard featuring some of Jlou!i.­ton " ho1test up and coming hands will be al F11!gerald .s (Studemnnt at Wh11e Oal.) from 7 00 p m 10 1111dn1ght $6 eniry • The River Oals Ilea th Assnc1at1on will henef11 from 1he 2nd Annual MISS life Toda} Pageanl at h/J" lrom 8 00 p 1til 0 00 p I Monday, June 19 S1r1vin1- to G t the. Love You Want. a lecture based on Imago relat1onsh1p 1herap) developmcnl hy besi-scll1ng au1hor ll arv11te llendr"· PhD Mon- 1rosc Lihrary, 4100 Mun1r1"•· 529 · 1913 • They Called l11m Michael, Goal Song Thea1re Group Opening N1gh1 pro­ceed' hencf11 People W11h AIDS Coa­lition 8 00 p m $25 ''age,, 525- 5960 Tuesday, June 20 • Make a Joyful Noise \' I oca c iurche~ ..in •e 1 ce1ebratc Jesus Sponsored b) Commun y Gospel Church ~O I I 18th a1 Columbia 88 921< (ConllnJed on Page 19) Spectrum '95: an experiment in gay-lesbian pride Pusst rouretu 8~ Slll-.RI com:~ DAR­BO:' lt:-IE 10 be vocal par11ci­pan1s in 1he discus sion. Business Expo IJ&uston Voice f.dllor Romano\.·fky and Phtl/1ps H ouslon s f1rs1 gay business expo has a snapp) Iheme - LeTs Bt Gay (TM), and an 1mpress1ve roster of over 300 exhibitors from all Among the h1ghl1gh1s of Hous­ton's 1995 Gay and Lesbian Pride Weck observance IS a preceden1- 'c111ng event 1ha1 combines diverse elements and in1cres1s of 1he commun11y tn a day-long m1cns1vc. Spectrum '95 is also an expertmenl on a national scale, and community organizers all over 1he country will likely be watching lhe ull1mate outcome of the Houston event, which com­bines a community Town Meet­ing (politics) w11h a business expos111on (commerce). an art exhtbll and an all-star concert feaiurtng 1hc nation s top "gay name'" in comedy and music (ans und en1crtainmen1) and a speaker forum (educa11on). All events will he held Sunday, June 18, al !he Ai;;troArcn,t The sh.t<les of Spectrum Town Meeting lown ~1ec11ng II, to be held from I ·00-5·00 p m , will a1tempt 10 recreate the 'uccess of the hi'­tortc lown Mee11ng in 1978, a commun11y-w1de s1ra1egi1ing session held at the same location w11h about 4000 participants \'!any llousion commun11y ins1i- 11111011s, 1nclud1ng 1he Montrose Counseling Center and Mon­trose Clinic, had !heir roots in res olu11011s passed al Town '1eet ing I A Jong Its! ot rcsolu11ons arc scheduled lo he prcsenlcd dur­tng 1hc four hou• cpen discus s1on . on lop•cs rangrng from esl•bhshmenl of d " Gay Cham­ber of Commerce dnd a gay and lesb an v1'ld~e lO d s.ate II reso I ttons de•ltrcg w 1th gender tde lily issues from the Trans gerder Caucus '1enbers of uansgcnder commun11y, regroupmg from recent defeats 111 elforis 10 be included 10 1he mis­sion s1a1emen1 of 1he llousion Gay and Lesbian Pol11ical Cau­cus and in the pro· posed hale crtmes bill 1ha1 failed 10 pass in the recent lcg1sla11ve ses Scott K•nn•d• s1on, arc expected over the country. According 10 Spectrum '95 organizers. Houston's 'LeTs 81 Gay" economic value has been cs11ma1ed 10 be approximately $2 bill1on strong. The purpose of DV 8 lhc even!, besides 1he obvious networking po1en11al, " 10 encourage the co111mun11y to ac11vcly use 1ha1 eco~ lm1c clout. Speakers Program Running concurrcnily w11h Town Meciinl! II. lhe educa­tional speaker series features experts on legal. heallh, business and other topics 1 Art Expo I Local gay and lesbian artists and celcbr11y guest con1ribu1ors offer works for every 1as1e Concert Of The Stars The name says II &111. Th~ hip I aulCS 111 0 UT gay and lesbian entertain­ment from all over the cou"Jt•y <sec accompdn)tng p'101ographs1 . along w11b Houston and Texas ' own talented cmcrtarners pres cnt an evcn10g of ' family" mus1cal and comedy eniertarn men! headliners t'ld1;de Romanovsky and Ph1ll1ps. Lynn l.avncr, DV l! , and the Gay Com­edy Jam !cam, Scoll kenncdy and Kevin Maye. 811/ McK1nln HOUSTON VOICE/ JUNE 16, 1995 13 Sunday June 18th 7:30 PM MISS GAY HARRIS COUNTY· USA • Al LARGE CONTEST ~~~-~ ~~~-~~ Saturday June 17th Colt 45's On The Patio ~ ~~ ~ ~1 ~~ Coming June 25th 8 PM Virgil Burke Candidate for Mr. IGRA 1996 Presents IGRA CELEBRATES GAY PRIDE AS WE SHOW FREEDOM " ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ e~~,1~ Montrose Mining Company ~ Ue Ill STAFF ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ " FINAL! FINAL! FINAL! DENIM PARTY HOST Registration June 18th 3 6 pm Clip & Save Mon l $1.50 Well $1.75 : Longnecks All Day All Night HIPPY HOURS Tues. Weds Thurs Fn & Sat 7 AM 7 AM 7AM 7 AM 9 PM 9 P:vt II PM 9 PM $1 $1.75 Dance Dance Domc,tic DomeMic ~ns Nights Longnccks Beer 8:30 pm 9pm to 7am to Hamburger 2am 2am Night .............. Clip & Save Sun oon S PM Steak Night 6 - !Opm ... ... 14 HOUSTON VOICE/ JUNE 16.1995 ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT I Young Houston playwright takes center stage 'Unconscious Studies' Concludes Gay And Les­bian Performance Series By ANDREW EDMONSON Houston Voict/Houston Playwright Travis Mader, one of the Houston theater community's most exciting young artists. is on a high . He just finished ~erving as assistant director for the Alley Theater's run away hit, "Angels on America" He is currently preparing to work on two other Alley production• in July: .. The Mousetrap" and 'I Hate Hamlet·· And on Friday, June 23, D1verse­Works will cap 11s 1995 "Beyond Desire0 Gay & Lesbun Performance scnes with the premtcrc of :\1adcr's mult1-med11 performance ··uncon· sciouc; studies: foo1agc from a work in progress:• emotionally needy, troubled six­teen year-old, and Pneuman, a thir­tysomethong artist The two first meet on the Internet. and their relation­ship progresses through several phone conversations that assume a psuedo-sexual quality Late one night, a distraught Tony appears at Pneuman's apartment. and they spend lhe evening drinking and awkwardly conversing, as Pneuman shows Tony a giant mural 1 that he has cre­ated entitled "Dahmer Dissected ." Video pro­Ject1onco are u~ed to illus­trate the per­sonal hi<i;;to­ries of the two characters Tony'> story 1s one of abuse and drug prob­lem!>, while Pneuman has struggled Works invited Mader to participate in its Beyond Desire series earlier this year, he seized his moment, expanding and developing his original one­act "unconsc ious studies became a sort of workshop of "unconscious," and it allowed me to explore the two main char­acters of Pneuman and Tony in a less conventional format," Mader observed. "I mean, this isn't theater per sc. It's more like theater, video, performance art, and a radio play rolled into one," will also oversee video and design ele­ments for the production. Sound design and digual art direction is by Ray Ogar, with Bill McDonald design­ing lights and serving as technical director. The cast features Barry Hall as Pneuman and Gregg Rodriguez, director of the AIDS Foundation Houston's writing proJeCt, as Tony The work of many young playwrights 1s highly autobiographical. But Mader claims that he was largely influ­enced by the experiences of friends in creating unconscious studies. "The topic of abuse-physical and e mouonal-was really becoming an issue for me because of things I was going through with friends. Seeing and hear­ing their stories inspired me to write 1 something from their point of view. And mine too. I guess. "I wasn't abused as a child, but most of us grow up feeling some kind of resid­ual pain left over from childhood I wanted to tap into that part of the rela­uonship between Pneuman and Tony in the play. That overwhelming and ingrained pain and the need for someone to relieve it. If that's even possible . Mader brings excellent credentials to the proJeCl. He IS a graduate of Edward Albee's pres11g1ous play writing class at the University of Houston At only 24, Mader has had plays produced on San Antonio, Fon Worth, and Houston. In 1993. his work .. Flowers on the Moon;· a depiction of the V1elnamese experience dur· ing 1he Vietnam War, won The Houston Suitcase Theater's playwriting competition. with emo- 11onal issues and the begin­nings of schiz­ophrenia Houston playwr1ght Tral:is Madtr tack/ts ttmtl_'t' 1ssuts, txptnmtntal prtstnta· uons En "unconscious studlts" In creating the performance piece, Mader was influenced by several art ists, both liter­ary and thcatri· ca l : au teur/ theater direc­tor Robert Wilson , novel­ist William Bur­roughs, the vis­ual artist and AIDS act1v151 David WOJ· n ovelist Dennis "It's a universal kind of thing, I think. It's a real need . It's real for me al twenty-four Looking back. I see myself and that struggle in Tony. With the character of Pneuman, I look for­ward a few years .. 1 Travis is an Cll:tremely sensitive and percep11ve young artist, II observes Alley Theatre A.sociate Director Michael Wilson, who staged the company's production of • Angels rn Ameui.;a •• • He was instrumental 10 me m my work on 'Angels lie'• a h!l e m'facle •· In 66UOCOnSCIOUS studies:· Mader traces the rela11onsh1p ot Tony, an The perform­ance climaxes in a chilling confron­tation between the two main charac-lCr!> . ··unconscious stutl1es'' ha!> been germinating in Mader's imagina- 11on for a considerable period of lime lie wrote a long one-act play called unconsc1ou~;· which was under consideration for a production in l·dward Albee's playwriting work •hop Plans ullimately fell 1hrough for rhis presentation. When Diverse· narow1cz, and the Cooper. "Dennis Cooper has been really sup­portive," Mader remarked proudly. .. I've sent him several sections of the piece, and he's responded by saying he f eeh they are very strong, which means a lot to me considering that he's my favoJlte writer•• Mader serves as both director and author for unconscious studies, and he "unconscious studies" will be per· formed at 8 :00 pm on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24 al DiverseWorks, located at 1117 East Freeway, just off North Main near the University of lloustonDowntown campu>. Tickets are $12 for the general public, $10 for D1verseWorli members, and $7 tor students. For tickets. call 223 8346 or 228 0914 (24-hour 1icke1 line). Facing a Life Threatening Illness is the Worst of All Problems. Viat1cal settlements allow you to sell your life ins urance policy 1f you're facing a life threatening illness. This can mean immediate access to critically needed funds to make choices you might not otherwise h ave, s u c h as paying for medical treatments or keeping your home. 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PnmarologtJt Ptur tllwr (D)·lan Wa/JhJ u the guardian of Am\, a remarkable gor11/n ht dtC1dt1 mu1r bt returned 10 her junglt home 1n "C ngo •• "Congo" Paramount Pictures l'nder the dtrecuon of Fr nk Mu sh•ll ("Arachnophobia'), authn M1chdcl Crichton s 1990 n.:ive., "Congo,'' hos made ti to the b g scree~. Crtc~t n s also knC'wn for "Ju ass•C Park," • DISCIJsurc., and "fhc Andromed1~ Stram." For anyon~ who has read .. Congo," the book, the movie will leave you some­what 'onfu!i.cd and pcrhap!l even a little disappointed. A good part ol the original story has been lost in tts tran!tlformat1on to the screen For tho'c who have not read the book, how­ever, the story " e3'y to follow, fun and moderately en.tertaining Each character in "Congo" has a personal mot1vat1on for wanting to JOUrney into the Virunga Volcano Region of Central Africa. Travi­Com, an American Communica­tion!"! company. has lost contact with their field expedition who had man­aged to locate The Lost City of Zmj AND the chemically nawless dia­monds that would allow the company to dominate their industry. C.E.O. A.B. Travis, played by JOE DON BAKER ('"Reality Bites,'"'"Cape Fear") wants the diamonds and sends prOJect supervisor, Karen Ross, (LAURA l.!NNEY of "'A Simp le Twi't of Fate" and "Dave") Ross car.- little about the diamonds. He r concern is to locate the lost expedi­tion who~e team leader was her cx­fiance and " the C E 0 's son Primatologist Peter Eliot, played by DYLAN WALSH ("Nobody's Fool," "Betsy'' Wedding) needs to get h" gorilla, Amy, bacl to her home­land. Amy IS unique in that she has a vocabulary of 620 'sign· wo rds a nd " equipped with a data glove that can read and translate he r gestures, a llowing her to speak! Rather than simply " telling" Eliot of her desire to relurn to her home, Amy di<plays 11 through numerous JUngle finger paintings and reoccurring ntght­' Tlares. Amy s destg~cr, STA\' Wl!\­STON, who llas won Academ1 Awards for "Jurassic Park," 'Altens , ' and Term nator 2: Judgment Day" did an 1mpress1ve ,ob creat­ing Amy and she easily becomes the star or the sho". l:urnpcan ph1lanthropi,1, llerkemer llomolka, played by (gue" wh o., 1) TIM CLRRY, "on a self servi ng mis,ion o f pure greed. Curry speaks with a 'omewhat unrec ogn1zable accent that almost sounds Russian one minute and Irish the next, but of course, he offers a likeable performance JUSI the same Fate brings the group together and they are led into the Jungles by Mon­roe Kelly (ERNIE HUDSON from the "Ghostbuster" film'). They JOUr­ney to a place where human greed and the laws of nature come into unavoid­able connict Special visual effects and anima­tion for "Congo" was provided by INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC whose credits include "Ind ian rn the C u pboard," "Jurassic Park," "Ghost," "E .T.:· "Star Trek Gen· e r at ions," "Indiana Jones," (stop me!). Naturally the special effects are good, hut they seemed to come very late into the movie I expected, or maybe hoped, that there would be more . The theme of "technology versus nature," I'd heard so much about, seemed to run weakly throughout the picture. I walked out feeling no sig­nifican t impact though I had been en tertained "Congo" is a fun mov ie. It offers suspense, action. humor and a few thrills I can't remem­ber any chills, but I'd still probably see II again. HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16. 1995 15 8}oat cf//yllf!' 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JU t d UH.L and "'ants ro t.ilc 11 lo"• .. J r1\ JI Jdm s t'lat tiie mem r) of Brt.in s ii 1flcc1s !l1s ab II} 111 b~~om 111,olvcc.I wuh semconc , so much ~1· 'h 11 10 our e se his s '"P' "uh Jcrr~ 11 Ille"' J ~1 slur d \I.Ith B .in "ii 1LC IJr1,1 1 S death Th sl \\ r11.1d 10 pdssion speeds up "'o 1sHkr 1hlv however, "hen M.nL discovers Jer v s closel full of leather ra11nen1 and .ace ulrem..!nt \ta 1 sn1'h lo.1g tind longingly the S!<l.Ortt:d S&~t att1 c . lie even tries on J pair' t i..h ;is 1d this. t (OUr~r . 1s \\hC'n J rry \\JILs bad. 111to t'le room ('aught wnh hrs hand 111 the coolie Jar. so 10 spe.1). ~IJrk rc:a<l1ly a<lmll\ h1' ta~c1 n.1t n v.ith all 1h111gs leather though .aJd1ng thJI h sonly leather 11cm '' a pa11 n~ soil lealh.:r pants \\1th pleah When a ... LeJ 11 he would like w wear an) t•I the leather Marl !<la)' hc'J rather \CC Jerr) Wl'.tr111g 11 Mul wsst:\ 111 -a few )C' s11' and needing vcr) l111lc CllUIUIJgcmcnt Jcrr) IS \0011 mas­lcrlull) q~el 11 1) llhHJcling the latc\I 111 B&I> .11.:11vc "car With Jerr) all Jci..~eJ out 111 hlJrk l1nc ry, a cl1chc<l hu1 p1oh.1hl) 1cprc,cnta1nc, scene ot \aJ0111a,nd11'11c lorcpla) ensue' AnJ Jeri) seem!\ well on his WJ) In s CIU SC\Ual reCllVCr). C\ell 111\'ll· 11g \1a1l w spend 1hc night Bui 11u1 silk the sound ot cad.. lrng laugh1cr 1s heJrd I he 'ccund al:I opens m 1hc !<ii3TTit' man ncr as lhe Inst al:t J1J Jerr) '' gt"1t1ng ready hll 11 <late Huv.:cver. when the 1.1oorbdl rings, It s 1101 Marl on lhc ulher side of the door It s Brian' It 'eems that Brtan (Cohn !'tkLct1.:h1t'J ha\ re\.C 'ed SOlllC ~Ort of t1me~l:on· ~1rJ111cd pau uul of hc.1ve11 and ht.'.' has rcturnc<l 1t1 see Jcir) tor a 4u11.;l roll 111 1hc h.t) (01 U1U1l' accu1atcl) a 4uu.:l crack ol he "'"h 1pl Bui Je11) 1s exueme ly ru1 o ut hy the 1de.1 n l hJv111g sex "'-llh a g hoq (a word BriJn hate') He'i1dcs the ohvrnu' s).11 .. 11sh11ess 1ega1J111g 111t1macy v.11h a uupsc , t"vcn 1t11 a111ma1c<l one (appar cnl) Je11y s fct1sh1~11c 1endcnt:1es Jun 1 exlcnd 10 1u:i..roph1ha) Jerry 1s .dso very concerned ahou1 the 1mpli 1.:Jtwns 1h1s \\ 11 have un his hudJ1ng rd.1t10-1~h1p \\uh \.hrk When Hr 1a11 leJrns 1h1ll there s ano1hc: r man 111v~ !ved he re l"i. wit~ expecle~ and c\aggeratet.I 11d1g1n• on Hrun huff"i af!J pu'ts o;o bv tt!e 111ne \1ark rings the Jl orbell the slag t~ set ' 1vpes \.I gh st \ pranks • Sou Sarv vor' 1s snry l•llle comc<ly that engender' lau~hter alhe11 perlunclOry a'1d "'h1ch 1.111 • 1zcs simple cffe,t1\c and Vt( I con­structed J1al go .. 10 propel the plot I r\\ ard Pa\\\ right Bruno'.; ca tor \:lrnversat1on 1s \\ell honed The 111t .... d\.ll n '1Cl\\e ·11 J rr) aild \h .. k hcg1.1s J"'kw rdl) replele with hemmed .md tuw~d sc re tc tor a topic \r e !S}' r \\- then de!'veJop 1•1(.) Cltends t h 1ou~h the lir,1 .1c1 d1n111 lung on!) du1111g the l orcpl.1) . hut hccom1ng <lel:1dcdl) 1ncons1'SI nt d1Jr111g 1he tr.111111.: 1111e1pl t) of the sec nJ dCI lJ11for,una1el} tl11s s.1me art111•ty tor captunng d smooth "'ourse rn cxcha"lges hct\\ccn 'harac1crs " r. 1 C\ 1de111 in tl-ie ac11ons •0tle 1 h) Brc,o ' characters Mark s sea1ch 'or a match. "htch lead~ ru the discover) of the ea1her ";.udrohe . 1s ullerly con· trl\ed, as · ~Marl's .suh,cquenl pO!<ii 111g wlfh ""t''tral o( lhr p1t'fC(. Aho !hough lhe S&M lorepla) I\ prohahl) an cti.:curatc Jep1c1ion ut ~uch !<l.Cxual 'hcnan1gans, the acts nt the 11.1.0 lovc­malers evoke chudde' a!<I mui:h a" an)· thing chc. The Group·, prnductwn of ··soul Su1v1voru (I t ' lirst rcv1\:al) 1s a !'>31 11 .. ly 111g a l la11 1>1rc<.:10r Joe Wall\ d c!<iie1vc' lu~h pra1 ... e lor no1 pandering IO h11,c1 111 ... 1111<.:h (and foregoing wha1 almo,1 'cr1a111I) "ould have been h1ghe1 t1cLct sales) .and retra111111g Imm turn ing the love scene 111w !<l.Omc t,1\\d1y d1spla) ol gra1u1tou' nudit) Bc)onJ that Watt' s Jircc11ng 1~ crisp and etfei.;:tl\C fhe natural d,,. course 1s paired \\ 11h perfectly hel1ev ahle !'iola~c actwn l'he aL1111g never nses he) und the 'ol 1dl) ... te<id) hut 1hc performance'.'- are ample enough tor the tC\I Paul :\'1ccl) marl ' h" role a' Jerr) \I. Ith a 4u1ct vml Hy ll 1s laid - hack manner 111 act one contra't' 111ccly with h1' frenetic e nl'r gy 111 act two, hut he ~eem~ w lack lhe hark (,i nt.I the h1tc) o t an o\lcn!<i1hlt'.' lca th e 1 · lop ll untrr Du11nn a' M.irk dcll\.'ers a 'm<HI po rtrayal, g1v1ng his charac· 1er hnth whims) and concern Co l111 Md ctch 1c as a saHy Brian seemed "'ell sullrJ 10 h:s dunc1cr (111 a myr· 1aJ ol \\ ay~) bul 1he portrayal ran close 10 1hc stereotype .. Soul Surv1var" does wear 1h111 at tunes hut 's f\lnny and enjoyable and a good lime for a'I HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16, 1995 17 fVtRV SA r L r~l )A\ 8 pm fc (Jo~<- can for reservations 227 - 0505 'Tm fjred of most clubs not catering to a woman~· desires. I want a club that is made for only US!' i·M!o aA' 111i"~.1 . ~~111!.i" l rec Admission \\ ith this ad! 112 TRAVIS (Downtown) (713) 227-0505 Sunday June 18th ANNUAL DADDY of MONTROSE CONTEST Starting at 4pm On The Patio Roof Tickets for GAY PARADE Now on Sale. Limited Supply • Only $10.00 Gay Pride T-Shirts On Sale June 18th Rememher bery Tuesday & Thursday Noon till • • • - Hamhurgers with Missy D. Thursdays Slop Shot Beginning at 11 !.~ r SUNDANCE k•HLE COMPAH HOUSTOS.TEUS COM ... £RCW ... E ... IER H A P P V H 0 U R S M1rnin9 h m-2pm • Af ternHn Sp11-9pm • S1tur41y hm-7pm 1022 WESTHEIMER • HOUSTON • (7H) 527-9669 18 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16, 1995 Community Forum Bowling League News The Inner Loop Sunday Evening League reporto; 1be following s1and1ngs; S11cky Wickets 1s 1n first place. We Hate Thu Game JS second and Another Ell is 1h1rd. High Scratch game ot 214 was howled hy Bob Davidson and scr cs >f 6<S was bowled by Bob Roberts for the men. For the women High Scratch Game of 2IO w" bowled by Judy Hat field, and scucs of 545 was bowled by Pen Cam. For League info, call T"lm at <22 9612 The \ionnose Monday Night Men s League rcporu D1vu10, A standings of Four Blonde Beavers , f SI place. l ubc II or Lose h s second and Dogg e Style Too 1s thnd. D1vmon B 1s headed by Miss Dec Dec &. Do D.ib 1n first Party of four 1s an second, and S1r1kmg Deau11es ·s rn third H h Si,;:ratch game of 24 7 wu bowled by Rodney Seiler and ser cs of 6oCi2 wu bowled by C.cr aid Hagan For mo:-e info call (;ardy at 641 <424 The ~fonday N le Women s League reports legal lnsan y n rn firs•. w'11le Can t Bowl Srra gh 1s second, Walking Wo mded u third, and ~inc Is Fmc 1s fourth For info call Pat II 437 6218, or Marla II 861 1610 Understanding HIV Pathogenesis The Wednesday '.'iitc Mixers report first place is taken by Tongue Wrestlers, second place by Some R Some Rn't, and third by Daisy ~1ac & The Seed. High S\:ra1ch game of :?66. and series of 666. was bowled by Chn\ Ben­nett for the men, and for the women Tricia O'!'ieal bowled 205 and 58~ scni:s I·or more info call T>m at 522 9612 CA:-;DLELIGHT :-;Q TAP BOWLli"G IS postponed unt • Saturday, June 24 The Texas Invua1 o u Tournamcnl lnvltes you to have )Our vehicle washed thts Satur da}' at Gentry s f O"Jl 10 (O 4 Pride Ice Skate The 4th Annual L(,;'5b11n and Gay Pride Ice Skating Cclebrauon will be Thursday June 22 at the Galleria Ice Rink 101 S Wcsthc1mcr. The fun t from 8 to I 0 00 p m Adm1Ss1on 1s SS plus $2 (or skates. The ice nnk will be open •o the gc".1cral pub u.: so gay and lesbian skaters arc urged 10 wear p11k clo1h1ng or y ur favn11e les 1:>1an/gay T shirt. For more informa11on or to get on the f cc. !-.iontrosc Ice Pu:ks mailing lit, 'all Angel II 6291432 You are invited to attend a live interactive video teleconference to learn about recent advances rn understand ng HIV pathogenesis from research experts and community advocates including Moises Agosto CNMAC); Bill Bahlman CACT-UP New York): Martin Delaney (Project Inform). Gregg Gonsalves CTAG): Dr Mark Holodniy (VA Medical Center. Palo Alto. CA): and Dr Michael Saag (University of Alabama. B1rm1ngham) DATE: TIME: LOCATION: CO-MODERATORS: INFORMATION: Thursday. June 29, 1995 5 00 PM 7 30 PM Central Time Refreshments will be served 1 hour before broadcast Westin Galleria 5060 West Alabama. Houston. TX 713-960-6553 Joseph C Gathe. Jr MD Park Plaza Hospital Bart Loeser AIDS Foundation Houston For further information. please call the Teleconference Coordinators at 1-800-555-9587 Cin New York State. 1-800-521-1177) between the hours of 9 00 AM and 8 00 PM, easern time ThlS program 1s c~sponsored by the Nat1o<'al Assoctat1on of People with AIDS. the National Lesbian and Gay Health Association. the National Minority AIDS Council, and Pro1ect lnforM D<'d 1s supported under an unrestricted educational grant from Burroughs Wellcome Co I HGLPW '95 Community Calendar r Continued trom page 12) Venture N 2923 Main 527 ·9666 Wednesday, June 21 Bring Your Money Out of the Closet. Julie I aRue. flnanc1al advisor. d1s­c: U\\t!S tinanc:1al planning for gay men and women RSVP, ltmited seat ing, I rec 6 · 30 p m The Acacia Group. 9 Greenway Plaza 3000. 888-3500 • Rolling with Pride . Lambda Roi lerskating Club's 4th annual Pride Sl•te Night S5 Dairy Ashford Roller R1nl 1820 Dairy Ashford. 933·5818 Thursday, June 22 Lt.gal and F1nanc1al Planning for People with Lite Threatening Ill nc'' Prest:nted by Atcorney Mll­c hcll Ka11ne . Connie Moore and Dehra Hunt and financial advisor Julie LaRue 6.30 p m , The Acacia Group, 9 Greenway Plaza 3000. 880 - '500 • Le,h1anlGay pride Ice Skate Spun ... orcd by Montrose lee Packs, $7 1nclud111g 'kale;, 8;00-10 00 pm. Gallcna Ice Rink, 5015 Westhe1mer • lhua<lway Show Tunes, celebrat­ing SO years of the gay and lesbian con trihuuon to theater Emcee Ran dall Johe 9:00 p.m . J R's Bar and irlll 808 Pa,1t1c Fndav. June 23 A.tholulll> rabulous Pride party themed around the Britcom that has helome a ga) phenomenon in the lJ S lleJven , 810 Pac1tic 521 ·0107 • I C1'tuan and Ga~ Voices . A 'pcc1al .. how on the lutu1c of Prn.k. Wed. and the houston Ga) and Le ... tnan Comrnu - 111!) 6 :00-10:00 pm. KPl'T 90 I 1-M 011 a11 l11u: ~:?6 KPl"r • I hca1c1 Night ""Mc ant.I Jc1c hel I he Company We Keep $12 , 8 00 p m. Ne" lle1ght' theatet. 339 w 19th , ~23 9000 I heater N1gh1 Soul Survi vo1" !he Group . $12 . 8:00 and 10 30 p m. C"u1 ta1ns Theater. 3722 Wash 1ng1on, 522 2204 • llou<ion·, Hot VII A Night in Blacl Leather, National Leather Assoc1a · t1on Hou,l<lll 10:00 p .m. 2 00 a m. Saturday, June 25 Leather Forum and Symposium, I 00 ·4 00 p m , 527 9666 • Enclosed Beer Garden at Chances all weekend Bleachers sea11ng for the Pride Parade available for $5 dona­tion 10 Montrose Clinic . Proud Out Loud' Gay Men's Chorus Of lfOUStOO With Other area Choruses/ SI0-25; 7 :00 p .m .. Cullen Theater. Wortham Center. 500 Preston 743- 5904 • HATCH Prom . $15 tundraiser for the llouslon Area teen Coal1t1on of Homosexuah 8 :00 p.m. MaJes11c Metro, 911 Pre,ton. 942 -7002 • BAIL.[ '95 . !"he large>t pride event indoors . Live TeJano Band . S25 hene- 111' gay charitte' 8:00 p .m -2 00 a m Adam'' Mark Hotel. 2900 Briar Park Sunday, June 25 Pride Sunday at MCCR Choruses to perform. 10:45 am .. 1919 Decatur. 861 9149 • HOUSTON GAY & LESBIAN PRIDE PARA Dr! Grand Marshals Suzanne Anderson and Don Gill 2:00 p.m Map. Page 23 ' PRIDE !'EST "95! Free concert fea­ture' hot 'tar' Fem 2 Fem and Dajae . 4 ·00-7 00 p m Map, Page 23 • I oading Duel Part) ·95 Leather/ l.ev1 dance c o -lwqcd b) NLA Hous­IOn and Pac1tu: Sucet 710 Pal:iftc. 523 021.1 ' Ahsolutcl) l·ahulou' Alter Parade Party. J .R's Bat and Grill. 5 :00 p .m. 808 Pac1fir. 521 -2519 • At1c1 Pa1adc Beer Busl Montrose: M1n1n~ Company, 805 Pacll1c 5:00 p m 529 7488 01!1c1al Alter l·e't Party DJ John S 11ns spins records from the 70's and so·, at Numhe". 5 :00 - ILOO p m . Numhe", 300 Westhe1mer. 529- 6979 ' Temple pre'Cnts "The Nellie Rib­bon Encore Party," Special gu°'t Rozella . 7.00 p.m . Rich's, 759·9606 Grand jury indicts two in Florida hate crime slaying WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Fri · day, June 9 (AP)-A Palm Beach County grand jury has indicted two men in the robbery and killing of a gay man prosecutors satd was motivated by hate. Ronnie Knight, 26, and Sean Ste­phens, 20, were indicted Thurs day with first-degree murder with a firearm, armed robbery and grand theft hate crime in connec· tion with the May 8 slaying of 22· year ·old Brendan Meehan. According to police, Knight and Stephens met Meehan at an area nightclub and drove him to a remote area near West Palm Beach, where they robbed and killed him. Knight previously faced a sec­ond degree murder charge in 1he 1993 death of another gay man, Richard Kunkel . He was freed on bail and e,caped those charges after witnesses refused to testify against him. Prosecutors don't expect any problems with this case: Knight and Stephens remain in jail with· out bail "With Ronnie Knight in jail, we don't anticipate any apprehen­sion of witnesses in taking part in this case," said Mike Edmon­dson, spokesperson for the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office. Stephens· attorney, Ted Brab­ham, said his client was "an inno­cent bystander." The hate crime enhancement to the grand theft charge allows pros­ecutors to ask for a heavier sen­tence, 15 years in Jail instead of five. Edmondson said state law does not allow the hate crime charge to be attached to the other charges . _Cigarettes _Candy Jeer __}Vine _Ice _ Groceries Jooks JIOvels _science fiction _comic books _ Greeting cards _Gay arts .....J:rotic movies _JJlagazines ....Nationwide publications of gay/lesbian news Jtomosexual joke books on sale $4.99 ....Assorted Colt's Men Calendars On Sale See Us At SPECTRUM '95 Booth 306 Lots of Merchandise on sale! HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16, 1995 19 GAY LESBIAN BOOKSTOP 1660 Wcstbc1mer 2501 Montro<r '713) 528-323~ 17131 524-7052 The two and only stores all gay men and lesbians shop for their daily needs "Jut. "J~. e~ MARK: What will )OU do this weekend, Tom? I am getting bored! Do you want to go shopping? TOM: Yes, I might. Yon know this Friday is our anniversarv; JeH and I han been together one year: So I have to go to the Hollywood Food Store to get a surprise card for him. I may get a bottle of champagne there. They ban a good selection of w·ines, candies, magazines, movies ... even lubricants, and prices so low you won't belie>e it. MARK: Ab-ab-ab-ah. Really, that was what I beard. My boyfriend said be accidently stopped in one Friday nening to get a pack of cigarettes. He saw all kinds of gay and lesbian erot ic magazines, news, books, novels, science fiction, arts and gay and lesbian jewelry. Would you believe he got me a really su:y necklace. I love it!!! TOM: Well, let's meet there Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. MARK: Yes, I want to chHk them out too! We Support Our Community MONEY ORDFRS • POSTAGE STAMPS • LOTIERY TICKETS For Your Convenience We Accept: VISA • MASTER CARD AMERICAN EXPRESS • Pl:LSE What do a hus1ler and a chicken farmer ha'e tn common? .s~)OJ fu SllJ .<q 2DlAI(' a~•w q)Oq .Uqi Don't Accept the Bashin1:! * Suspicious vehicles cruising the bar d istrict * Attacks on pedestrians * Armed robbery * Rape & murder ... they think the gay community is an easy target. LET'S SHOW THEM WE'RE NOT! P~TROL Inc. 871-8519 Q Patrol is a pro-active response to hate crimes. No physic al training required. We're not amateur cops o r security guard s, just ordinary m en and wom en like YOU who are w illing to make a d ifference for ourselves an d our community. We n eed more volunteers to walk o r drive w ith us. For a commitment of just ONE n ight a MONTH you can make a d ifference; even save someone's life! Join Q Patrol now! Member of the Houston Police Department Citizen 's On Patrol Program 20 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16, 1995 • Watch for UPCOMING details for Pnde Weck and 4th of July Events: • Beer, \lfme, Set-ups 523-0030 12noon - 2am Miss National ToMMiE Ross 403 Westheimer @Taft Houston, TX TI006 1919 Decatur Houston. TX noo1 (Wllhington 0 WMe .• __ Studemont l Houston Aft.) Miss National CEZANNE JUNE 17 11:00 PM Creating community for gay and lesbian youth (CGn11nued trom Page 9) •1 haven'l come oul to ~my parent.,) yet I may nC\I year hcfore I leave tor college. But they du <uspect and they seem very supportive My SJSe le knc" ol 'TI) girllriend. and referred to ha in that \;Onte~t around my puenc:,. My father does work wu':l sorr.e lesbians and he values lheir I 1endsh1p H::ry muc.h she notes ~ pe•ully Tiffany·~ future pans and uutlool arc I) p ,al of many young adult• \ly main locus tS to enJOY hie a,d fol­lcw 1t1y 1..arccr path J don't want to have to 1den11I} m~ sclt as a lesbian on rhe l•rst meeung wnh new friends I JU"it v..ant to be accepleJ tor who I am." She add.;, '"Kids my age have IO mature reilll) tau, so \\t: keep up with wday'\ 1s,ue' attecung gay' and lesh1ans . I think 1nlormat1on on HATCH should be available in every school tor those qudenls who need advice and some· one to talk to Don, now a co-director ol HATCH, J01nc:d the group as a tacllllator two and a halt years ago. •• 1 was 1mpres,ed v.·11h the boundarico; t"lelween tacil1 talOrs aQd the group All aduhs are screened before gelling 1n\.oh·ed wnh HATCH and don't mmgle wtth the group etcept al meelings lie add• "" lhe young people are so aruculace I think thll comes from the pressure the) have to deal with Somc111nes they have to grow up quickly llAICH helps them 1n many \\3)'5 It becomes a mecung ground tor al d1ver'i.t." l)f'CS o( people, and gives the II: ~s J social outlet .a place to he rhemsehes J"vc seen k11.h uno;urt: df 1he1r sexual 1dcnt1t) hecome so 'e1,;ure in w':lo they ii.re that many come out to their paren1s months later. .. HATCH become' a community to the young people who 'ociall1c with each other rt:Gularly Being a gay teenager 111 the 90's I\ not the same as 111 the 60'' and 70'1i. We can't assume our gay experiences of 20 )·cars ago are the same as now fhe group current y mcetrng at llATCll IS predon111un1ly mate "'Men make up 75 percent.four group We're not sure of how gruwing up les h1an 1s different from growrng up as a gay male. We're not sure "hy (women) a!fe Jess inclined to be part of the sup port group . Our turnover rate tor les· b1an' " high But they arc welcome and we would like w sec: more young. ladies become a part ol HATCH.· >aid Don The young people 1nterv1cwed seemed more awilre ol AIDS and sate \ex practices than their non·HATCll co unterparts. One young man \a1d. "My peers in school think nothing can happen to them. I've seen what AIDS can do. and try 10 tell them to play >ale Some listen, some don t But I know. and that help' when getting 111 rela t1ono;h1ps now•• Mo<t of the young people agreed that the one thing the)' wanted most was to he acceptcd hy their pt!ers in the gay com munny, in high school and in college:: They also want older gay men and women to take lhem !r>Crious,ly and l1s ten to lhe1r needs (HATCH can be reacheJ by phone al 713°942-7002 A recorded message w1I a~k fur you r name and numhcr and lhe Oest lime to reach you, re$poruc: 111nc is very quick. HATCH Joe< nut disclose 1ts meeting l ocat1ons, for the protection of 11$ mcmhcrs) GMCH presents 16th annual pride concert, 'Proud Out Loud' r Entertainment Notes Reserve )Our seato; n1..1w tor the Ga) Men"s Chorus of Houston's 16th Annual Pride Concert ""Proud Out Loud!,' Saturda) June 24 at 1 00 p 111 111 the \\.ortham Center's elegant Cullen The ate<. G"1Cll 's theme k I 9'lS IS Our r .... Faontly says president Ld Gum ntck In kecpmg wuh tlus theme. we arc hono•ed l<' h st HeartSong the CapttJI Ct) Men 'C b~rus and Hous ton's MCCR ~a ltloJ') Ch 1t \\.1th th ' pe"orma•cc C.MCH lives i.:;> to t!". 'A.ell carr.cl.I rcputJ11on r r mus \..ll varicl) \\. hc1hcr 1u f"I~ 1unes or sr. 'A ,c:1es you II hnJ some than& ~emo Jhlc in 1h1s c n'"ert and of c uo.e c1 few sr.1rpr1ses a ong 1he \\ay fht ch ruses \\ 1 I per lo rm a \\.1de ' r1e ) o( music SL: e 10 gel y. :.ir heart p undmg "'tth pride 1 Brmg a lov.d one to share this extraordinary expert ence. T1de1s tor the concert are SIO, Sl5 $20 and S25 and arc available b) calling (71>) 227 ARTS Theater Benefit For PWACH Playwright Gary l.airJ s comedy/ drama . ··Douhlcw1de," returns tl''I the stage tor a ONI· .SIGH I ON! Y encore per· formance benef111ng the People "1th AIDS Coaloucn of II ~ston A ~ay coup. < returo 10 I ast lexas for a fam- 1h (uncral serves :as a ca1alyu f r proce<Srng the past The show fca tures Todd Greenfield Candace Da• is Ken Morr s Pau a McRae and Brent Shockley The G •t Song Pr duc11on w 11 be presented on l'riday, June 21 at 9 oo p m at Suscs, 3201 Allen Park\li.a} for reservations and information call (7:3) 525 5960 TELL US HOW WE'RE DOING! . lhe I lot 'SI 0:\' VOICI is your Voice in I louston, and we value your input anJ suggestions. Write us at 811 Westheirncr, Sutic I 05, I louston TX 77006 (!·ax: 529-9531) to tell us what you like and don't like or to share your O\\n creative ideas. (Please indicate if your letter is for input only, as we also receive numerous letters for publication). 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Dermatology Research Center (713) 794-5232 r... 22 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16, 1995 Pride Week kicks off; Texas Riders, Gentry celebrate anniversaries Houston Soap B) (' \ ROU 'lo ROBERTS Happy Ga) Lesb1Jn Pride Week! Past E~·ents '!he Texas R1ders-llous1on cele braied !heir 271h anniversary la" "'cekend w11h the induction of new off1c<rs Pres1den1-Jerry Sher­man, Vice preS1den1 -TCC Rep - Dana Denning, Secre1ary/Trea. urer-Chris Pallerson, and Pledge master-Roland ~1aldonado 01her members ln<'ude Kelly Walker, Don Sumrall and Jason Louque Congr­ats 10 the Texas Riders on their con unu 1ng success This pHI Sund>) a1 Mary's, $631 was raised tor 1he PWA Coal111on. Congr ats to all involved Congn1< 10 Je'S1ca Van Shelton for sweeping 1he "Miss 403 Pageanl held al Club 403 a couple of weeks ago' Gen1ry celebra1ed their 51h ann1- Hrsary la-1 weekend' I had my share of 5c drinks! I look forward to many more years of partying at Gentry! Congra1s 10 Charles Arms1rong and the suH and managemen1 at the Mon~ trose \!ming Company tor 17 years of contmuing success' Friday. June 16 The Genlry Boy Toy dancer< siru1 hum 6 00 pm to 1 00 a m 1on1gh1 1 Fa~uluus f.,1days at J R's Bar and C.rill offrr SJ 75 Sk)Y and Stole cod 1a1 s a I night long as well as hourly e1ve a wa\s 7 dan\;crs. anJ h r~ d ourvrcs du ing happ~ hi ur' The llyue PHl Galle y iales greal JHldc J 11.I JO) 11 presenting a group shov.rni rn ~dchra11ng t I e..,h1anl C.J) Pr de titled "lhe ·\<11<1 l')e S1lcn'c fo Celebration · The reception tor the ar11sts ""111 Ile from 600pm 1 IOOOpm at71l Hyde PJrl Inside Ou1s1de Produc11ons Gpens Orphans ton ght al the llou•ton Slyline Thea1er Tickets are SIO Cal 759 0701 L1B Lcsh1.i'1!1i in Business) pres en1 An Even ~g "nh 1"'0 of 1he lead­ing \\f •crs of our ume ~1.':1n1e Brui.:e Prall and l.eshe l·einberg They will discuss I e1nberg's upcoming buul. Transgcnder \\arrwrs A H 1scory ot Resistance· and Prau•s new book "Sihe, lollo,.ed b) a faciluated discussion and questions You can reserve tickets or get more info h)' calling Z28-09l4 Power Tools has something new ... Club Phucl' This t• an allerna11ve night with mild S & M 1hemes and, we· • you k.now. Po\\cr Tools stuff' I \!>el come Power Tools as a new ad\ert1ser anJ look lorwa'l'd to going man} ot their parues' Power rooh IS at 709 F·rank­l1n1 Saturday, June 17 Ton13ht at tht. K.1 n T1k1 in Galve!-.ton. M1\s Nationals Celanne and Tommie Ro's grace the stage. This 1' a Garza Producuun' fhe show s1art' at 11 :00 Pm A new "Mr. Ven1ure-N" will be cho­sen con1ght The contest '' at 10 00 pm There 1s a SIO enlry fee which along w11h the lip' "'II benefu the llou"on Gay/l.c,b1an Pride Week and 1he Lady V1c1oria l.usi PWA Holiday fund. SIOO cash 10 1he "'inner along w11h gift cer11t1ca1es from Lea1her By Boo1' and Lea1her Forever. The runner-up ge" $50 cash, as well other goodies This event 1s an official Pride Week Evenl and a Don Gill Pro· d uc11on Guests performe rs a rc Mark Press and Shelby SI. Jo hn. Miss T.T iakes 1he stage ton1gh1 a1 the 1 Lazy J . Her 'pecial guesis a re Gina Malone, Miss Peaches, Veronica DeVorc and Yvonne Supreme The show 'tart; a1 10:00 p m, bul you m1gh1 want w get there early to gel a good scat al 1he newl) remodeled Lazy J. Pu,sy fourelle Susie K. OV8, and I '4-hal a pair/ Pinque will he a Pac1f11.: Streel wn1gh1 -,taning at 9;00 p m Thi' 1!'. a welcom ing party for Spectrum •95 sponsors and enterta1ner3, The doors open at 7 00 p m The Sa1urday Super Show a1 E/J'' wn1ght ''''Miss I /J's in Revue! .. The gue\tS are Pa1v1 Lee Love, Lana Blake, Tara Dion, and S1v1 Ross. all who were a The Texas Riders "Miss E/J'sl" The show sta rts a1 II :00 pm. The Gay Bowlers car wash on the Gen· 1ry parking lot 1s from 10.00 a.m. to 4:00 p m. While having your car cleaned, s1ep in "de and enJO) Sl.50 well drinks and longnecks until 5·00 p.m Don't forge1 tha1 Gen1ry has euended happy hour prices un11I 10 00 p.m featuring the sin·sat1onal bo)' 1oy dancef\ 1 The Coll 45's gueSI bariend on the patio at the Bra1os Rl\er ROI· 10111 1un1~h1 .a I te 1 l he) celebrale their 191h an111vc1 sar)' PU<S) lourcue will perform tonight a1 Jlca\en at rn1dn1gh1 1 I his sounds Ille a sho" nol to be missed! "Mr Club 403" will earn his 111le ll>n1ght. The contest 'show stans at 10:00 p m Sunday, Jun e 18 Happy f'a1her ' Day! Spectrum '95 1' tnda)'~ This event 1s one not to be m l\secJ. Chet: k out the ad on page 16 10 ge1 all 1he into on 1h1> epic event 1 Temple rises at 2401 San Jacinto! Whal happens e-.ry I a1her's day! A ne\\ .. Dadd) of \1onlrose 1s nameJ' The contest starts al 4 00 p m al \hn, •s natural)'' A :\e\\ Oeginnrng 1s ton ght at Chances Tiu• 1> the l1cl otl tun­dra1scr ft111" 1he \lontrosc C lrn1c­Chances ( hallense Ge1 th" lor every SI \OU donue. the) ha'e S7 mat~hing funds from corpora11ons aoJ inJ v1duals' fhe sltow v.111 slart r1gh1 alter lht' Dadd) ot \lontrosc Con lt'SI al \L11) ' The ;:nJ •nnual M15s I 1te roda)'s '1\.11<• P\\'\ s .. eethea11 l'agean1 Q5 " 1on1ght 11 I· J s l'h" "an nlf1 · C1al Pride \\eek i:vi:nl and a hi:netll tor lhe R1>er Oal lleallh \llian. s 11 C II ose The \I(" are Jess•• Van Shel ton and \t111I01.:1.lrn Th ~h ""~un~ a• 00 p n I hue " I al< ~" J ll•m bur er f< t 'ta llnJ al ' rr p m fh.:re 1., an h,dl cournameot ton1gh1 a1 Gentrv al 5 JO p m I 1f ts a Dance benefit sho"' Sla<IS 11 8 00 p.m This is a benefit for the Bering Ca re Center, Following the bene flt, the Su nday Frenzy Male Strip con iest starts a1 10:00 p m " Miss Gay Harris County-USA-at· Large" will be voted for 10n1ght at 1he Brazos River Bollom The show/con· tes t starts at 7·30 p m. This and every Sunday, 1he Montrose Mining Company has une heck of a beer bu-i• You have a choice of: a) S2 opl10nal buy-in and 50c refill' of Miller Lue Drah on 1hc pa110 or b) SI domestic longnecks 1 Dcc1s1ons. decisions! The ' Queen's Quaricrly" 1s tnn1gh1 a1 1he ruyBox M o nday, Jun e 19 lhe pool 1ablc' al PaqT1111c arc open 1on1gh1 l hey al"' oflc1 lice BllQ' Sound' like a greal way to 'pend a Mon day n1gh1 Honky Tonk night~ at Gentry arc ion1gh1 and tomorroY. w11h open pool and Juke Box, 75C schnapps and S2 cue· rvo shn1s 1 Tuesday, June 20 The Pridt Paradt Grand Marshall s recep11on 1s tonight at Gentry from 7:00 p.m. 10 9:00 p m. Th" 1< 'pon· '°red by the Imperial Cnurl II "Cuervo Tuesday al Mary'• Cold Cuervo is only S2 per sho1. They also have burgers on 1he pallo \larlang at noon! The "Man of the Mon1h" con1e•t " 1on1ght at J.R's Bar and Grill. Cash and prize~ will be given away! M1~s Lindsy Love presents : "Miss Houston h:male Impersonator Pag­eant" tonight at Heaven The \how/ contC\t \larlS at 10:00 p.m Wednesday, June 21 PastT1mc has g a d inl spectals tonight S1op m and say 111' 10 Carlo and lhe gang and enioy a cold one P;is1 Time 1s localed al 617 l•airnew Bear's .'\1ght Ou1 at 1he Montrose \1in· 1ng: c .... mpany lcalUrts hairy men, hoc music, and cold dome'itlc longncck.s tor only SI Lumber ou• ol your den and cnJO\ "Bears Night Ou1" Thursday. June 22 SJ·XX . Pacific S1rec:t 1 c:nler thl" doo1s tree w11h a Club llnus1on card or any ether valu.1 g)m card and gel .t Bio" Job ("hcrry," 01 ,1 "l'ul>c Shol lor onl) S, lS I he low<I l>uy• ""1!1 he I here to wipe up an) d111lhles f"(f \OU" L.ti1n flub fled • "' d sounds 1111 lhe "•lls al Rich 's 1on1ghl I he Joon open al 9 00 p m (C"Gnllnued on folluwrng Page) HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16, 1995 23 News of community businesses, birthdays and this week 's gossip Tht Btars mttl at tht Vtnturt ·N Ho uston Soap, Part 2 The Slop Shot pool tournament starts at II 00 a m at Mary'> The 1<cckly talent night at Club 403 IS hos1cd by Roxanne Lee Love There arc cash prizes' The fun starts at 10 30 p m Other Important S tuff 81!!.lro 124 h;:1s a coupon for buy one lunc.:h or dinncr-~el one free in 1h1s v.ccL.s l'i\Ue Cllr 11 nu1 and U'iC 11 he fore July JI Bl\tro 224 " located at 224 We"he - 1mer Montro'c: 1' lo,ing a long 111ne commu nity merchant Appearances wlil he closing their cJonr' in a mon1h or \O . Lynn R1chard1. o\\ ncr, i\ having a going. out of bU\lnC:\C. i;.ak from June 12 to July 15 . v.ath up to 50~ off current mveniory of 1he currcn1 fa,hions Appearance' 1s loca1ed at 13.iO Wcsthe1mcr NORTH ! Charlie'> Coffee Shop has ne" o" nerc;; nc" menu, ~cv. decor, and '-"Cll, a nc\\ atmosphere' Stop in and find out whal l!<i. going on• Af1er lunch or dinner. "'ander next door to Chanceo:.' Mar· lene and the stalf "111 be doing 'ome1hing spe­cial l:V!'.RY da) through Pride Week' l get a z1lhtm faxes each "'eek' "Free School Tcxas-Houo:.ton•s first Democrat1c School 10:. opening this fall for sru .. dcnu ages 6-19 ) car< old For information regarding our \\CCldy mccun~s. call Scou Shaffer @ 785-2287." Mary's has !llEW Pride 1- sh1rts on sale' There arc still a fc" roof top tick­ets a"allablc for the parade Birthday Cor­ner Happy Birthday 10 BJ Williams Happy Birthday to Wendi at 1.lterna­t1vc \'is10ns Richard at E/J s IS getting another wrinkle 1h s .,.,cek1 Rodent Droppings Ratrat 1s hack to his old rodent self' I had .. Summenzed" the room he and Har.,.·c) live m and bloc;L.cJ out ALL the daylighlt Poor rar .... living in total darkness 24 hours a day' Now that I have fi~ed this. the hoy' arc fc1!<.t)' a\ ever' Dl\c.:la1mer 1 D1\Clot1merl 01:-· cl;.11111cr 1 Things you m1gh1 read from rh1s point on thl\ page 1s not journalism. JLtSt stuff I hear while hangin~ ou1 in ga)/lesb1an es1ahlishment'' I ne\er take the time to chcd. tor facts, or \ crity sources that is "'ha1 a Rl~Al. reporter does' I'm jus1 a "-Itch "'1h a pen' Daniel (Pz.stT1mc) Wuh a ... ute one ;kc Keith at home, "hy do ) ou pl3) "1th dog> at v.ork', Bart (611) Arc ) ou the real ~kCo) Run Away' Damion (Cluh llnu,ton) I l<ne the wa) you "ihO\\ you Rockets sp1r1t 11 i' had enou~h 1hat you dri\·e a ptd.. -up truck hut really. painting · ·orlandn Who"" on the \ide '' ju,1 a bit butch for a diva like you' Joe (BRB) What"s thl\ about the full moon over BraZO!io 1 Brian Keever (RSICSS. TWT. etc ) Your dreams and fan1as1es w1 I come true. some da) soon' Dann) 1'mg Did ) ou get all the hair out of your teeth trom lasl v.eekcnd > Car"os (Pas1T1me) You keep you e~ e glasses clean, but )OU can't \eem 10 keep track of them' I hear you ha\e lo!iot m11;.­placcd 3 pair in the pa\I month' Or do )'OU have a thing tor your eye doctor? Ricky (Hangs at the BRB) Is 11 true, "hen you pick up a trid.., you ask them 1f' they u'e dental floss? Vera (BRB) I heard you made a bet ""h Bill Havard and had to cough up S4 25 out of your pocket' What did )OU bet on' Lang (611) . Where's the bag of chips? On a h1IP With a friend? Montrose v.an1s to party v.uh you' Charles Ho"' "'as It being dumped at Memorial Cll) Mall• Steve loved 11' Blister Pu"y (Toy Bo•) I can't believe ll 1 You actually got a Job' Lulu (EtJ's) Arc you <1111 u>tng pop· pep~·., J 1mm} Bubba D.tle (Toy Bo\) I hear you are working you "'a) 1hru the roster to get into the Lone Star 1 " Tom Sa1<)cr (Ripcord! I hear )uu are hreal.m~ in the ney,, hanendcr Ld at the Tn)Bo' "•lh "'Dial o. "ihor' Im gl.aJ I wa\ there f'.d didn't kno"' "'hat that 1\ 1 Hoh (So1ournq So, ) our friend' call )OU Buff\' Michael Allen lln" come Da\ld ~1ont­! Omcry ' q II sm1I n,g~ Marlene (Chance,) I heard )OU did a lallle chair rearrangmg at a restau Hous·roN VOICE rant' I bet that streel person ., as glad 1hat a I you rcarra'lged \\IS the chair!<> and not hh face' Dana (Riders) 01', A hubblc bath "'uhout "ater and 'oap 1s one of 1he polue ways to mfer 1hat you ha\e a real bad and no is) ga~ auack' !\ecd I ~ ~rlain more? M) ra Hu" did that dollar bill gel m your under"' ear• ~•II) 1'cll) 1R1d<r' I>.\"~) I keep"'""" mg on the photos of you, a tree and the 1<h1p' Rock) (Gentry) Is true lhat you pct bird Echo trim'- lour pubic hair" Da"d I Ripcord I Did you get to keep the tu ·lU' Dennis (611) Have any qrangc cars blocking in )our motor home late!)' Philip (Gentry) Sm le) face b<1'Cr shorts' Rea II) 1 The count doY.n to the parade 1s do"'n to just days away' Come on tlUt and lihO"' }OUr pride' Hugg' and k1«c' Cucrvolyn I I Ont of tht hunh dtcn danctrs at Pac1/1c Slrt'tl Prid Part)'. '95 (~u ber's) ~ Pride!Fest '95 PARADE LINEUP 12pm ~PARADE~ DIRECTION L----- 24 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 16, 1995 Rethinking f B' RICH \RD D. \!OHR To put more pride m Gay Pride, we need to put more gay there Consider gay,• first trip 10 the Supreme Court 1n nearly a decade. This April, our lawyers \hamefully argued before the JUSt1ces that 1n Boston's St Pat rick s Day Parade a banner iden11fying its hearers as gay conveyed no message at all The JU'llces were understandably skepucal Right-wing Justice Seal.a mocked that surely the banner "is an expres sion of pride in 14hat gar• are. How else does one $how pride.• And he was right Our lawyers sold us do"n the river by den} rng the importance of coming out and being out, of gay presence and gay soc1ab1l1t) The gay movement must abandon Jts fig leaf um1dlly and s1art asscrung rhat gayness mauers Too often gays and our al 1es have argued that gay· ncss 1s 1rrelevant-1hat, after all. gay5. arc JUSt humans 100 These rhelOrical moves arc inathen· cnr even well·intcntioncd. erasures of gay being They suppose that gayness is a property. like hav ing an eye color or wearing an earring, which a per ~on could have in 1sola11on from all other peoplt: and \\:llhout s1gnif1cant effect on others And 11 1s perlectly understandable-though wrong-that gays and 01hers have 1aken up thrs strategy. hrst the gay rlEhts movement for the longest part of us Jurat1on wa~ ~1ngularly focu~ed on c1 .. ·1I nghts leg1slat1on In 1h1s con1eu. it one COLI d argue tha1 gayness 1s irrelevant rn general, then presumpttvely 11 is irrelevant t lly ing a plane serving a meal teachmg a clas.., or he1ng a c p And " II would be un1ust for soc1et) to d.sc ... minatc on the bas1 or sexual cr1cn1atton since sexual or cntation ts •101 1he basis for anything-or so •I goes fhe v C'* 1h.11 gayness \I esn I mJUer had a Slrarc g1c pl.! as "'e If a pers :i s be ,g ga} was an 1rrclc \lant (Or e\'cn heller an immutable) charac.1cr then othc people v.ould nol have to be s afra d of II iafr 1d 1h.111 l~ey rr:·g'11 be It or gel II ,\s a lll.IU. aga ns1 perser;ut1on nd a p CJ for 1olerancc. 11 .,.. lliin I a h1d s1r11cev Rut .t we liilu:k w11'1 II nn-. \loe ""1 11 he !oolUt.k 1ndt:cd In ours c1al proJeCb \loe need ID he thmlo..ing f gay I le s 1101 as something that a person can ha~e in "'Jllcn tJuJ 1sol.11son 11 takes at ea'il two It' ht" 4uee1 We ne..:d to .. n\;ep1u1llzt: ga) ness as J relatunal the gay pride message propert~. a connection bet\\een per~on~. a human bonding, one an need of tending and social concern Gayne!'.\ suuates the gay person an social and inter· personal con1exts. It is both an outflow and a recep· lion of percepuon. desire. affection, and l..no""" ing-both B1bl1cal and cognitive. We need to stop claiming that gayness 1s an irrelevant property and heg in recogn1Ling that 11 1s crucially 1mpor tant to people's lives and identities, to social hl!oo· 1ory. and. as the gay studies crowd 1s showing. 10 understanding central components of many of •rnc1et) ·.., most 1mpor1ant concepts and cheri~hed in!oot11ution' "We need to stop claiming that gayness is an irrelevant property and begin recognizing that it is crucially important to people's lives and identities ... " We need ,.., take more senously that fundamenta f rm or connected"lcss which 1s sex and cease ueal mg the sexual law reform movement as an awlward pol nu.; ii and cducauonal s1cp-ch11d [ vcn when unenforced sodomy laws ~ave many spin ofl effects The c orts use them to ius11ry employment d1si..rim1na11on l deny ga)s equal pro1ec11on rights and-a. "• and Sharon Bottoms pa1n(ully lc- Hned lo deo;.uov ra~ fa"T11hcs On the phne "'the na1 cn"s ideals so<lc ny la\\os lell gay"' und le,hrnns ) u a e Jlonc Ynur heang ,..,, not a lorm of t:l,nilct 11on •• Add to 1h1' the se,ual gloom ernana11ng Imm the: AIDS c11s1s. and 11 1"' now nme not only IO defend se' agarn~t thn. 11de but to valorize It, indeed acknuwl· edge 1hat 11 1\ one of the central values ut human life: as the chief portal to ecstac-.y. as the 1;,at1sfat:t1on of a recurrent natural need, and as the near occasion of, undergirding for, and neces.ary prompt 10 love . Strategically nothing is 10 be gamed and poten· 11ally much " to be lost by avoiding these issue> , e"'pectally now that the nation seems again. a1;, an the early 'th1rt1es. to be sailing into an intensely an11- sexual period, even-remember Joycelyn Llders· departure-into sexual hysteria . In understanding gayness as connectedne\S we need to begin paying more attention to issues of gay marriage, domestic partnership. child rearing. and mentoring . We cannot simply cede the "family values .. agenda to the Right . Caught up in the old defensive gayness-doesn't - matter mode. our national gay lobbying and legal groups ha>e been '\low to take up these issues Here "lhe people·• have far outstripped their ''leader,·· 1n rccogn1l1ng social needs and selling political agendas. Again, that 's because gayness mailers for gays. liiexual11y affects-is a foreground presence m­everyday existence, whereas for straights sexu­al11y, especially what might be called heterosex­ual presumption. is an unacknowledged hack. ­ground phenomenon f'or straights, sexuality 1s like the air at room temperature. pervasive and dommant, yet entirely unnoticed This socially induced asymmetry, which parallels a S1milar as.~ mmetry bt:tween racial wh11cne's and hlacl.. ness. unius1if1ably permllS straights and straight 1<lenttfied ga) s to accuse gays of being ohscssed wuh sex should gays make any menllon of se:"< at all, even while straight lives arc lhemselvcs penas1vely structured by sexua II) The reason lhat gay marriage has become such a ma1or issue for gays 1s tha1 both gayness and maruagc have their roots m cver)day ex1s1ence Marnaee 1s a way of incorpora11ng gayness as connec1cllncss 111to <la} lo day living It should not be surp11sine 1hrn rhar f3) men and lt!'sh1an..,, as a 111a1te1 ot pride and nccd~have 'h1llt:d issues nl lamil) I ft.• to the IOJ' ol 1hc1r pol 11cal agenda (,a} scA. g;iy lo\lc ga) Ille itnJ @a)' presc:111..t:' all matter (Richard D. Mohr" the author of "Ga) idea- Ou1 tng and Other Controvi:rs1cs ). Teen who left home to visit online friend amazed at uproar SEATTLI:.. Wednesday. June 7 (APl When 16 year old Damel Montgom cry skipped school and headed for San Fcanctsco 10 meet a friend he d commu n1cated with via computer. he figured his parents might be concerned He d1dn'1 expect nattonal a!lent1on " I d1dn°1 th1nk II was gonna get this big," he <aid, playing a computer game tn his suburban Maple Valley home "I don t know, maybe 1t was stup1d11y:· Damien Starr. ~ontgomery"s on· line friend an San Francisco. is a teen himself. and probably won't race any lederal charges, San Francisco FBI spokesperson George Grotz said. Montgomery first encountered Starr in a gay-and-lesbian "chat room'" on the computer on-ltne service America Online. \lontgomery said his friend had been kicked out of his home because he was gay. 'He's
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