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Title Houston Voice, No. 766, June 30, 1995
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  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
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Date June 30, 1995
Language English
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript Parade Photos in Centerfold June 30, 1995 ISSUE 766 A W~ekly Community News Publication Sizz ling Celebration (JIOUSTO:--:) An estimated I 5- 20,000 pe1>plc the prohahlc peak CH'"d since the decade hegan turned uut despite SllZ11ng tern peratures and swcltc•rng humtd­tty to watch 1ast Sunda) s re-i1vc Ga• and l esh1an Pride Parade With the He>ustun Gay Leshtan Pride \\etk •heme uf "Silence t Cele hrat on the IUO un11 parade rhc Pride ·1r.iphy, for hest mctor i1ed entry ether than a Jloat, "cnt IU 1hc Pel Patrol "ht le 1he llnuy l'ro­ph) l<'r hest non motortzed entr) ""' awarded 10 P !·LAG lbe Texas Troph) (bes professional float) "ent t MC-CR Oatra~e ·9~. tund ra1s r.g .irgan- 1Zal1f'n tor k the Housten fro, h), wh1<;h hlnon the bc:s non profes sw-,,11 fuat rnc group "h1ch hosls an annu t part) tha1 benefii. AIDS '.lad fir hlperul nee of banners mar.h to ar< held Proud C'rowcL an c.mmatcd lf,000-20,000 pc.·opft: bravm temperature. \\ 1'11110g •he Grand Marslul rr" (C JnllnJed on Page <) m the high '90's to a/lend J.:L\f "eeJ..end'<: Gay and Le,bJ,10 Pride Parad' ph) for hes! interpreta11on h> a non pr0tit ~rganllallon was the Ga) a~d Lesh an S" •tchh1>ard lie ston. whnc flo t •carnrcd a larger th•n ltfe muh le sculpture, 1r1corrora1ing metalltc man­nequans w ith hve \\JIJnlecrs. tel ephoncs and wires tnd brightly col or d 'C'Omeu11. .. p11tterns The Gay community grapples with multiple loss • Spirit ot \lontrose • troph) (best intcrpretalton b) a busi­ness or other than nt>n-profu gr.iup) went tu the monthly magdZIR~ Out Smart, which plastered us entr) wnh mock magazine covers. I.liar ing opt 11111-,11t: '"lleatl ines of 'the fu1urc'"-in1.:luU1ng 1he Jnr10un1..:e ~ent ol the cure l1•r AIDS and the ,ro•'111ng of "the f rst q>enly les btan Mt" Amer •a OctSir.art also received t~. Judge s , rr hv as the JUdgng p tnel s sclcc lion t r besl overall parade cntr) 8) StEH.lllR,SUR The wor dc,,u; m1gh n lo the sun1vor ~ ·y Ilse I b) pu 1 n•o a ticlp css apathy df contusion, an~ depression \' ' nrr.J ITC gr up bJ"tcrncs p,ycholog1S1 Sa•dr• Jaco~y K • a leader 1n the resea ch or the s ra"l 1e arid dcv s1 110~ effects of 1hc AIDS p n nuc on survivors since 1981 \\ sh re "le mo 1 rece 1l da·a on /\IDS Related Mui pie I ~ss Syn dromc l a na11ona cor.ferencc for 1tic M'"' opol un Commun1t} C'hwr h ~ clcrgv and otfler counstlors nu1 mon1h tn At •nl AIDS Re 1ed Multiple Lou Syndr 'lle defines lhc ~a t-crc ve cnt I" oc re over) hcforc orhcr dca h p d .. s ua ion Ir. h r re e rch Jacob\' Kie n fou"ld h t never ':lctore 1r. modern history h s such a ) oun group been forced •o c idun: <i.O '!luch ongoing deal l and loss of chc1r peers An a vcragc pers n oes in•o .:. J 6 mont l dcpress10n after the loH or someone c osc 10 1hem bur m the mod e n ga) ... om-:nunuy m O) cxper1cnt;c repea cd hJSscs tlef c coming to c u sJrc or tti.c n,11 I losses Tti s rcsJ s , con.r nt ~epre<11on cclt 1gs of hope •s ss lack of planmg for •he fu1u e. 1d 'Cckless I vtr.g and apathy I 1s n I Jncommon for a gay male rn Los Anttc es or example 10 have Gay activist arrested r(Ho:.sr~ Ra) 11111 I ng11mc local ac11v1<t for ga) rights. p tso reform and lir!\t amendment 1s ues \\d arr ted , an ddu Jt.ook store in north eao;1 lloL: ton I I hursu.t'; lu1c 1.l Hill was "h•r t:d ¥.Ith inlcrt in 1A-llh the dullc: t a II e ort1ccr un<le a state surn1c " n Jar 10 a Out of lhis World what arc "Angels m America" playv.right Iony Ku~hncr and I louston Rocket Clyde Drexler domg m the same picture? Story. Page 3 former Hous•on rd1 i nee hC' 1 ere 11cd ~uh bar.1 tung fr m 1he books Pie l S Supr m Court v< ·~ ned the loca rdinJnc :J r 'fth1c~ a r-crsun c uld be a rested for spubng I or criuc·zrng an officer 111 the I ne of dut). 111 a case 10,0Jv1ig Htll , 1987 (Contrnued on Page 6) n IJccomes av lable rnrs or AIDS "e•er d t1on and fiomophob onsp re 1 them sociall> " la1ed a 1Zed C 11n ed or. Pa e 22 IN THIS WEEK'S ISSl'E Tony Kushner Pg.3 Cal Moran . Pg. 4 Thoma Str Pg. 8 Paul Hope Pg. 10 Sabrina .\rtel Pg. 16 C'uenol}n Pg. 18 2 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30, 1995 TEXAS AR, NC. Air Conditioning & Heating Specialists -=- 880-4629 :!~ ALL WORK FULLY GUARANTEED ~ Proucty Serving OUR Conmrity Over 'IO Years! W R~!:~£~9~ @- Come i1in the NEW & HOT s,1t for 6redfut, 'l11nch anJ Jinner. AhnJ•I/ · ThursJ•I/ II 11m · 2:30 ,m 5 · 10 ,111 WukenJs we're ''en till 12 mUni9ht. (SunJ•11s •t 8 ,m) ti Strollin9 M11ri11this on FrU1111s * Li"e Music 1n Wede•ls Aw.rl Winninf F11iitu ani the Finest Te4uil11 Selecti1n in the Museum District MaiV\ ~'Gi~,1::~- --- -- - --- ------- - - --------------------------- - Buy One Entree and receive ~lecorul of equal or I~ value FREE! One coopon p« mblo - Dllllt ~ ~ Valid thru July 3bt. . "OUTRAGEOUS, ENTERTAINING AND ILLUMINATING!" ~.i-.THE N£W YORXTillES "TOTALLY FUN! OOTRAGEOUS HUMOR! A HIGH ENERGY EXTRAVAGANZA!" --lllomu.tATMS "FASCINATIN~ A CAREFREE 81.Ei'm OF Gl.AMOU~ CAMP 00 FUN!" • a..n. lMEDTllll DllJ OS "INfECITOlk5! A co~nc mION Nm L\~[Y fOOCOITEN." EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT STARTS FRIDAY, JUNE 30th Bicl1nell Plumbing Co. ~ Woman Owned & Family Operated 24 Hour Emergency Service* City Wide *Plumbing Repair * Complete Sewer Service * Back Flow Certification 49 Years Experience 649-6161 If you would like an evenl hsled in 1his sec11on. please feel free 10 c a ll me a1 529-8490 or fax 1he facis 10 me a1 529- 9531 Friday, June 30 • Borders Book S1ore Gay/Lesbian Book Club meelS al lhe fapresso Bar a1 9634 Wes1he1mer. Call 782 6066 . • HIV An classes a1 1he An League . Call 225-9411 • Lc<b1an/Gay Voices on KPFT 90 . 1 FM 6 :00 pm, 10 10 00 p . m. • HATCH meeis . Call 942-7002 • CODA meel< a1 MCCR al 7:00 p .m. Call 861 · 9149 Satu rday, July 1 Benefll al Club 403 by Shelby SI John 10:30 p m. • Hous1on Chain Gang Bicycle Club rides. Call 520 -1809 • Aller Hours on KPl'T 12:00 a m. 10 3.00 a .m 90. 1 l;M Call 526 5738. • M1dn1gh1 showing of " Priscilla , Queen of the Deserl .. al 1he River Oah J Call 524-2175 • Dignity Houston meets tor liturgy and s .. c1al hour :\lass al 7.30 p .m. 1307 Yale Call 880-2872 • :>:l A II C.ucSI Bar1end II Pac1f. Strcel • Tens Re negades Gueu Banend on the patio <11 the Brazos River Roi 1om Sunday, July 2 • II us11111 Cham Gang H1C)clc Cluh mee1s Call 52n 809 • \ 1etropnt11 an ( nmrnun11y 11 Church of the Resurrection worship :-.erv1ces 8 10 a m and 10:45 a m 1919 Dc<alur Cal l 861 9 149 • Front Runners meet at 9·00 a m al 1he Tenn1> center in Memorial Park Call 522· 8021 * Maranuha J·el lowsh1p Metro­polllan Church Services al II 00 a m New l.oca11on 3400 Montrose Sulle 600 Call 528·6756. • Commun11y Gospel Church wor­ship ser-1ce al 11.00 am . and 7 00 p .m. ~01 I. 181h Special conccrl a1 7: 30 p m !-ea1urrng Billye Bow· man . Call 880-9235 • H<rnl\ton M1ss 1on Church "'orsh1p service al 11 :00 a . m. 1505 Nevada . Call 529 8225 • Kingdom Community Church wor­sh ip service al 11 :00 a .m Sunday School al 10 ·00 a .m. Call 351 4217 • D1gnll) flou:-.ton Communion Serv1cta15 ·30pm 1307HYale Call 880·2872 • Mon1rose Sohball League plays Call 867 3913 lor fields and loca uons. • HATCll meets Call 942 7002 • Inner I oop Sunday Bowling League Call 522-9612 • Buffet at 1hc Bra1os River Bottom al 3 .00 p.m. • P1cn1c al 1hc Ripcord 2 .00 p.m • Mr Texas Drumnu:r Contest at Pac1f1c Street Monday, July 3 • AFH Crea11ve Wrurng Class 3;00 I p m Call 623-6796 • Gay Fa1hers/Fa1hers F irs1 s uppon g roup 8 00 pm Call 861 618 1. • MCCR Handbell Choir Rehearsal a1 7:00 pm. 1919 Deca1ur. Call 861- 9149 •Pool Tournamen1 al 1he Ripcord . 8:00 p m Tu esday, July 4 ' MCCR CODA Suppon group mee1s al 7:00 p m , Empowermenl for Liv­ing supporl group and pol luck dinner al 6 .00 pm ., Gloryland Singe" al 8:00 p m . . The Go,pel Ensemble al 6:00 p .m Call 861-9149. • Front Runners meet at Memorial Park . 6 :30 pm. Call 522·802L • PROTECT meels al Bering Church Call 520-7870. • Helping Cro's Dressers Anony mous meei- al 1509 hirview. 8 00 p m. Call 495 8009 •The Houston Symphony performs al Mille r Thealre . 8 ;00 p m. Fire­works' Free . • BBQ al Cluh 403 Shows al 3:00 p.m , 5:00 p m., and 7 uu p m Wednesday, July 5 • Shiela I ennon re rfo rms at Chances 9 .0u pm (all 5 23 721 7 • MCCR · B1Ne1 Suppori Group mee1s a l 7·00 p m Jub1Ia110n Mncd hn se'11hle meels al 6 30 p .m , Mhl week upllll service al 7 00 p .m , B1hle .Studv. l .t"Clure Ser1t"!li. .ind C h11 1"' R ehears al 7 30 I' 111 1919 l) t:1~111 u 861 91 49 • Houston P1H.1c Ba111..I p r;.u:tu.:e' at D1gn11y ll ouslon Call SH 0218 'GLOBAi. meels a1 4:00 pm C.1 117~1 7539 I • Men"., Network . an educational & ~oc1al program for Gay and Bisexual men meet at the Montrose Cnunsel ing Cenler Seminar by Marl Gan ner. licensed Ma ... sage Therap1s1. 7 ·00 p .m. Call 529·0037 Thursday, July 6 • Mon1rose Ice P1d.s ~kate at the Gal­leria 8 00 P M. Call 629 1432 . • Broadway Showtunes at J R s. 9;00 p .m. Call 521 -2519 * Commun11y Gn:-.pe l Church wor­> hip service . 7 30 p .m 501 l• 181h . Call 880 9325 • Ari Classes sponsored hy Afol l The An League 1:00 P.M . Call 526 1118 • Front Runners meet:-. at Menwrial Parl 6 30 p.m Call 522· 802 l • Gay Men's Choru:-. of Jlou:-.ton open rehearsal al 7:00 p m (all 521-7464 . • Co mpu1er Nerd Sesswn 7 ·00 p m 529· 1223. • En'L1gh1'en l'p meets ai 7 30 p.111 Call 528-6174 * Twentysomc1h1ng meet.., at 7 30 p.m Call 53 I 9 !96 • 0 11 omophot11a W11h111" prcscn1cJ by David Crank al lhc Kolhc llouse 7 00 pm. Also Pol Luck 'upper Call 522 8182 • Psycho:-.oc1al AHe\sment~ Wr11 - 1ng and Service Plan Development Semrnar 9 00 am. Call 861 4338 KEEP US POSTED! 5end your organi1.ation's news and meeting information to the Hot ">TON VOICl· for our Community Calendar and Bulletin Board. 8 11 'Westhcimer. Suite I 051llouston. TX. 77006; Fax 529-953 1, Phone 529-8490. HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30, 1995 3 A Conversation with Tony Kushner by Billie Duncan - Exclusive to the Houston Voice I 01n· A·1oh11t·r 1nn1ul·u 11ming p/a\·· u-right of ,\ngd.\ 111 \mt·rtn1 th,· tu o phn ,.,,,., about AIDS. \'(\itecl /10101011 r,•n·111/y to promott' tht• produnion of .Angl'I.\ at rhc ,\/Icy tht·aflT and to s1g11 hoob Ktl.\hnt•r is part g,•111/c Jou/ a11</ part po/Jtfral /Ht hull //,• i.\ mudt mort n>mfortuh/e ta!Aing uhout hi.\ puhhc op111io11.\ than tli.H·u.uwg lt1mse/f or hi.\ own hf'- <' \pt·rit•nc e \ thi.\ intt·n·it·u tooA. plclC<' early on a Sa111rda) mornin~ uftt•r a \'t•n· hu.\y u11<J t•n•ntjid Fnclay mght Bl1.\ldes ap· pt·unng at an t'\Ct'llt·111 n·n•ption at tht• Omm /Iott'/ ""'' latt•r at tht• \lie.\· A:1nlt11cr u/\11 managt•d to run into I/mt.\ ton Rm lt.t·t Clnft> Ore\ler whfrh pnned to h(• a .s:n·at photo op um/ .\t•rmt•d to pfra\(' hoth K1nh11cr and Dn·_\frr. po.\· .Hh/y tlu- mo.\/ 1111/IJ..,·/\· duo of thl' tlav A/tl't a /'rw warm-up quntion.\ ahout hi.\ hoyhooJ lwmt in L.akl' Clwrfr.\ and how ht• H'l'lll to Nt•tt' Yori.. to .\llldy al Columbia and .\la\'t·d, th(• intt•n·fru H_•lflt•t/111 So, do you consid er yourself a New }'orktr? I don't kno"' that 1t s ncce<.;sary to dcl1nc 1t ~it this po111t I mean. l"ve lived Ill !'rte"' York sinc..·c 1974. 'o basically tha1's at'tually ~u this po111t a fe"' year-. longer 1han I lived in Lake Charles Wl'll, I lovl' <routlti'rtt tt·riurs like, of C'Ours,. r,nnt.Hl't " 'illiams. Eudora U.tlty , H il/iam Faulkner. There's a sort o/kindne.u that runs through thost work.\ and a depth and a pauion that .'ittm\ to ht in _vour tt·()rk. It lta\ a \·ort 0/ \11111/urn kind oftont to it. Does that make any stnst? Yc•th J'"c al"'a)S felt 1ha1 I don't knoY. exo.1c..·tl) "'h•tt it is I me~m . I can rcasonahly he c..·alled a southern "'rllc-r There s ... omc1h111g atiout grO\\ ing up in lhc south th•ll has ~1n cffcc..·t on 1hc- 'oun<l of one"• \.\.-ritinp.. There's •I ccrtain lush­nc" is in 'oulhcrn pro,c. and I lhrnk that I ""as c.:crtaml) inllucnt'cd h) ll a<.; a reader I don"1 know 1f 11·, ... ome1hing you pick up ju"il hy living do"'n there. although-rcl;,1t1\-'ely 'pcaking~for an American. it"s •I fairly ornate and \erhal and ,oft wa) of speaking. So. I think it had an impac.:1. ltltat about tht impact ofJ'Ollr parents 011 your work? Well. I me~111. it's huge Can )OU he more spec1 fie.-', Wl'll. apparently tlure were a lot of influences from your partnl.\. The mllsical influence of J'Our father and the tluatrical infl11n1ce of your mother. Right But the ettlirt atmofp/ure of growing up in tl1e /tome tltat you did, tt•ltat was tlrat lih? Well. I mean like. tha1·, a hard 4uc,tion to an<.iwcr. bec.:ausc it's 'ort of asking me to di-.l:u" ITI) childhl'IOd I mean I I mc..·an I th1nlr.. \Veil. what you \:e al read) said. um (long pau ... e} Well. I don't kno"'• thc)'re ver)- good parents. My father has a great lo\.e of l1tcraturc, and I 1htnk thal had an impac1 on me. My mother Y...as an arti,t, an ac.:tor and a musician I think the) v.crc ver) good parents It had a profound mp;.11.:1 hc..•rng. I lhrnlr.. Oh, 11·s .a 'ill)­th111g IO sa)', hut 11 i.\ the 1mpat'I. n's C\'Cr) 1h1ng )OU arc. 1·111 not 'urc ho"' to an,\.\.-cr1hat4uc,1ion. ldon'1 LnO\\ ~h~. but I can't reall~ It's a tough q11c.\lfon. Yl'ah. hecau-.c ;.1par1 from ththe 'PC· ufic.: thing ... : he1ng Je"'ish in a sm1.ill southern town. having h•lsic.:all) polit1· cally progrc.....,i\'c parcnh all of that had an impact. Wltat wert )"Oil like a.\ a child:! (Pau ... e) Do }'OU ltaJ't any conl'tpt O/J"Ollrself? \-"°hat you were likl'? '\ot re all). (Laughter) I mean. did .}'Oil read a lot? Yeah. n·ere )'Oil s/Jy; K't:re .fOll OU/goi11g'J Well. I read a lot. C\Cr,)onc 111 111) famil) "'ere readers I don't think I "'a' particular!~ outgoing. l'\c al"' a) s hcL•n rather 'hy or not territil~ rcla\ed around other people Htre you are. not J'try rtlaxi'd around other people, and Y"" go into a career tltat ha.\ l!1-'erJ•tl1i11g to do with com111u- 11icating with large group.\ of ptople. Do yo11 ha1·e any idta ..,·Jtat comptlled you to be a plaJwright? II ""asn'1 11l"l"Cs,anl~ the t<l~a of L'ommun1ca1ing \\.-Ith large group' of people. I thmlo.. I h<l\c.." al\.\.-a)'s kncd the theatre. There arc prohahl) ps\ c.:holog1· cal th111~s heh ind that· In) mother s per formances a' an ac.:trcss"' hen I w3s \.Cr) }Oung. and 'o on I don't I'm ha\ ing trouble i:ln-.Y...ering thl"Sl" 4ues11on' for -.omc rca,on. 1t•s.11"s I IO\l" \'rlllllJ:! 11 \l" ah·Ll)S l~ncd II, and 11"s al"·')' hccn "'hat I "antl·d IO do morc lhJn an)lh1n!! l.'lse I felt 11 I could do II "'ell. it \Hrnld hl' \\hat I '\\OUld \\.-Uni to do The comrnun1('at1on u'pcct of ll ts un~ portant althouBh I don'1 Hunlr.. H's nee es...aril) n~ntral I lh nk thc.."re·, more ot an impuhl.' to ghc form to u <.:Crt.1111 '-Cl of feelings and idea,, \\."hcthcr or no1 the) communicalc ts 'omcthing )OU "'on"t knov. until ,)OU -.ho" 1hcrn to people. But. actuall~ pcrfnrmunt'e 1' the hardest part of hemp. a pla) "'right for me. 1r·, not terrihl) CJ!<.) 10 put the "ork out 1 n front of pt'oplc. I -.·ould assumt it 'K-'Ollld hr ltrrif~ing. It can he l •air. It geh ea'lcr when )OU Jr..no\\ 11"s go mg to "'ork And on\.·l· } ou ac"'·c-pt that 1t 0 s ah,olutcl) parl nt '\\hat )OU do and )OU cant rcall) a\ouJ II But It '.1 \er) difficult part cf thl" pron~ss. feah. /"1·e nrJ·tr had any of my pla:n produced. Ah Edward Alb~e told mr \01111' yfan ago whe11 I '"'·as i11ter1·it"td11g him, ··ro11 .fhould get JOUr pla_n produced 110-.·, because JOU can •tfix them aftrr,n~ll 'rt dead." (laughter) \\.ell. thal "'a' 1rul.'. I a/1.-ays lik•d that. \\ h•n did llr• /int idea of Angr'-5 in -~mrrica come? /Jo )'OU rrcall K-·htn that happrnrd and "K-'hJ that happtntd? (Pau,c) ~i htn you /int thou~ht of tlu· idra oj 1n(!r/~ in .4mtrica·• (Contmut'd 011 f'O>!<' 5) Quality of Life Alternative. financial all the When faced with the caused by HIV, y~m need pressure~ help you can get. By viaticating, we make a percentage of the face value of your insurance available to you right now. Quickly. life confidently, we work face to face with We make it happen. No fee. No you. pressure. a; c.. ti ~ (; Police u - Westheimer \ .:L \:1 I \;\ \ LI~KEl) BE~EFITS 0 F .\ \'111creal Strt'ln C •111/11111_\ .S 11 \\'Esrnrn1rn St m: 20.S Ilot'sTO:-;, Tf.\..\S 77006 (1-i()()) 275-3090 (713) 52 ...,-6777 4 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30. 1995 Randy RANDY JOE POOR Born September 14 1957 Died July 6 1994 Your family fnencls and I have shared a deep sorrow thtS past year But you live and are loved in our thoughts and tn our hearts You were the wtnd beneath my wmgs Unbl we meet aga n Love Tom ..... ...• .. ~#* HHIRUM '96 KICK OFF PARTY July 13, 1995 5:30 - 8:30 PM '1iano f'br \ Grill!' 151) \\ . \l·1ba1Tl(] See "Concert of the Stars" Video Tape. ·GDs and -Shitil? will b availao . $10.00 Suggested Donation Town Meeting, Inc. is a Texas Non-Profit Organization 501.c.6 Money raised from this c"-ent will go towards payment of expenses for Spectrum '95 A Farewell to Cal Moran --~----- fRO\I J,\CKH \Gl ILER\ For tht Jl11uston Voi e John Kennedy !\1arlln Luther King, Jr llarve) \11lk. Richard :-;ixon Warren Berger All of these men s deaths signaled an end of an era, an end ol leadership On June 22, 1995, another era came lo a close when Cal Moran left this earth as the morning breathed the first light of a new day Cal was a champion of those who could not defend thcm,elvcs, a righ· ter of wrongs and a caring human being You didn't have to hkc him to respect horn. and most 3'<uredly he did have the respect of our commu nity, a respect that wa' earned a~ he gave of himself to help those who couldn't Cal proudly 'erved hos community through hos leadership in the Colt 45 's and by be mg an active member of many PWA a"'istance organiza. t1ons t~roughout the city Ile "as a cat• yst of 'hange and 1he spirit of unit)' And ltke the Phoenix. he will n..,e from the ashc' in everyone's memori and on the hearts of those he touched every lime they speak hos name Cal i; survived by hi; litetime love, Kody: the brother of ho; <oul, Walter: the daughter of his heart, Jackie hos pearl , Jackie R .• his care· giver, Bret Landry; and numerous other friend; and loved ones. Lastly. I would personally hke to thank all those who helped to make the quality of Cal's life hetter as he journeyed to a place where he could finally rest, and especially I thank all those at UTMB. Galveston, who patiently cared for Cal while he was ill. In addition, those wishing to donate monetary gifts may do so in memorium to either the Montrose Clinic or the Lady Victoria Lust PWA Holiday Fund. See the McDavid Difference! For Quality Service ask for Edward Alderete Our customers come first at McDavid Honda! Special financing available • Good Credit • Bad credit 11911 Gulf Freeway Houston, Texas 77034 948-1900 (800) 444-1263 • No credit NO PROBLEM! Celebrate the Vote. (713) 520-VOTE P O. Box 540513 Houston. TX 77254-0513 Support the COLT 45's Trouble Fund Support the BERING CARE CENTER ISSUE 766 June 30. 1995 Published F ndays Estat>Usned 1974 as tne Houston Montrose Star, re-estabbshed 1980 as the Houston Montrose Va.ce. Changed name to The New voece 1n 199t incorporating the New Orleans Crescent Crty Star re-established Oecembel t. 1993 as the Houston Vatee 811 Westhe1mer, Suite 105 Houston, Texas 77006 (713) 529-8490 (800) 729-8490 Fax (713) 529-9531 Cootents copynghl t 99> Office Hours 9am-5 30pm weekdays Tad Nelson1po1>11She< Jack Leonard gnneral m•~v-r Mallhew PenninglonlptOduc;bOn manager EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Shen Cohen Darbonne/ed1t0f Tad Nelson/entertainment editor STAFF WRITERS Vada Carroll Bob Ainsworth. Jon Hamson. Javier Tamez, Glen Webber CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Andrew Edmonson Rtellard Mohr, John Reed. Jazz Paz Chn• Lambert. Kerry KadeU. B•U O'Rourt<e CARTOONISTS David Brady Leanne Franson. Robert Korby. Cat Meyer PHOTOGRAPHERS Steven David. Gabnet1e Tran ADVERTISING SALES DEPARTMENT Carolyn A Roberts. Susan Scoll. GalveslonJCarolyn A Roberts CLASSIFIEDS & PERSONALS Maggoe Bralocl< NA TIONAl ~RTISl"IO R£PR($f NT A TM ~ivtinl)tlM..,uti'lg P 0 Bo• 518 Wntfietd. NJ (008) 232 2021 NobCe ID ~a.rs ~rate~fMMIWUeft9CWeJln 17 199"1 P"11e! 01 c:ompiete '~ ol' My~ nowt #_11:19. o,r f.db.n_ cop.y ,or _phot.c .O _"lll)h from ,. . Houltcn Voce • ()pnoM e;q:ir__,Dy ~ OI ~ •• nol l'WC­eswriy lt'IDN °' ,.. HouSton Voce or u ~ ~ we asaane 'W:t UCXMy "°'a. QOnlanl llXP'ffMd or n"*9d o1 Mid ~·or ...... ofS*"°"'~°'CMed.rN10tflc:tionlllll'lh ""p'°~""O' 'l dlM ~""' ~-s>hol any ~or or ~ .n~ or~ Ft "'9 Houston V<»Cll' •no! ro b9 CCf1ICl'U9d n ~,,. ndic.Mion OI' lhe H•Ulll or111rUhon d sad ptJJSM 0t organization Ttw appearance d ~. or opncns ••prltU«S awr..-. dO nol constclAe IO endor..,,_.. or .,... ..... by The HoutlCW\ Voce Of U l'-" POSTM"8TER Send lldareu tcn11cbOnt t.o 91 t WH!hHner (.Ille 05 HOulton l x. 17006 ~;«Jn Me!ll -StbYc.tmetOIUSAI~ s·75perw...._ SA 50 f* 6 rnorcha :>t S9t 00 per ,ear I ~1~~ t2")0pm (fM<Jn:l:ryto~ ~X)p C MonclaylOf\lnl&tladcoPt' for f.__,. ~~noonCY~'°'r~ R•IPOMlbrlty W. do 1Ct eaNJ14t ~ ~ for h1adl4rtiserat11.i,...,...,.aslo.edto~--,...... a1...,llAPIOCli01fra.OA9NCJf ~~ ~ ~-== U&M. u.y' labwl p.,._ Auooate NmOer M~ P....U Houston parade, festival: hot in more ways than one ~nttnued from Page I) Other parade award winners we re. Stonewal l Trophy (Most original l l nat), St Stephens Episcopal AIDS Re,plle Care Team and Silence to Celebration Trophy (best out of to"' n entry) Cheer Dallas Noteworth) for a supportive pres· ence among the diverse parade entries were loc:al ma1n .. tream arts and cul· tural organ1za11on~. including llouston Grand Opera and the Alley Theater Con!!>p1cuou\ly absent in this year \ parade were elected offt ciah, although one official, U.S Rep . Sheila Jackrnn Lee, appeared as a speaker at the post-parade Pride ­fe\ t. The Pride !'est. though not as well attended as the parade, in part because of the heal, entertained several thousand people. Dance music d11t1as fem 2 Fem and Dajae mteracted with an enthus1a\t1C audience, and rhe free event raised $2,400 in voluntary donations for s1K Houston organi­za11ons. Pride Fest proceed\ will be spilt between the six groups. AVES, the Pride Comml!tee of Houston. Steven', UOU'.'.C, Mt:tropol1tan Communll) Church of the Resur­rec11nn, 20-rnmethrng and the Les­bian health lniuat1ve Winner'.'. of the Houston Ga) and Les .. b1an Pru.le Week bar and business dee· oraturn contest were a~ follows· Big Bar Categor)-first place. Heaven ; runner up, Brazo~ Rl\·er Bottom. Small Bar Category-fir>! place. Chances, Runner Up Gentry. Non•ba r Business-first place, Basic Brothers: runner up. Lobo. Outrage,' a newcomer to the annual parade, won the award for best non­profe.' iSional float. Kushner, continued ... (Ht, God , I 0\.C tole.I that <.;tor) "'iO 111.111) 11mcs.. II 'rcull), re all) hard to do 11 ag111n. O ka~·. tlun d un 'I do ii again. O~a) . I "on't Okt11. //ta t'1 fi 11" I ml·an, 1 wa' l'Olllllll''ioned to "'rite .1 pL.1v for a tlll'atre in S1.in ~ranci,co. .tnd I had"'' 111cn one pla) he fore that. I kit th i' would he a good opportunity to v.r11e .lhoul hl'lng ga). bc<:au'e ll "'"'' lor .1 S.tn J·r1.rnu .. ,o aud1cm:e And thott ·:-. "here the original 1mpuhc came from II "'·'' .1 \.l'r~ hotd tlml". and I al"'a)' wrltl' Ill d1rcc1 real:tJOn to" hat seem' lo t c thl' mu't pressing .uuJ d1ffil·ul1 , ..... uc­ol the momcnl ( I railed off ) /'ha t '' fi " t" /Ital'\ fin e. l'ou know //urr '\ a lot t>f intere.H in a ngeh rig Ill ,,,,..., l/11 1·e ;vou 110 1icrd ? Y~ah /Jn ytlll helie 1·e llta1 a n gels exiH a n d ri\it 11\? I IM\.C .1h,olutcl) no idea, I rcall) don '1 I h.1')ic.ll I). lhuall}. "'hen people tell l11l" thl") ·,c 't'cn lhem or 1alkcd 10 them (H spoken to lhl'lll, I a .... umc- the\ .uc spc.1k1ng llll'ta phoric.111) or th•;t tlwy 'rc ,ort ol o.ll) I 'C nc\.cr h.1d an~ duccl C\jll'rtCIKl' "ith tla·m .u <.tll. I suppo'e it MHlll'bOd) v. ho \l..ts ~.:om plC'ICI) .... n~ ,and rWI Ill 31l) v..1y 81\Cll IO mctarlwr nui.:ht h.nc tllreu cx.periC'nn~ "11h them. hul I 1h111J.. in rnaucr' ol rcllg.t<HI' or tn) Sill .ti ex pcrtcnl c It's l!ood 10 he ru1hcr J 1gorous 1n ti:rrns ot ) our criteria tor J .... c,,111g "'h.11 ~ ou C\ pcriem.:ed I v. ould need to he ah'o lutcly certain that I had had contal't "ith 'omething other than .. ome kind ot hum1.tn phenomenon hctorc I "-J' "'ill mg to say 11 "'a' an angel I take ll .. on of 'l'rious l ~. I l!l't .1 1t11lc 1rrtt1.1tcd "-Ith th.: ' lopp1ni:,, o f a lot ol middle aged people w ho ~l rl' vcr) qu1l·k 10 'a) 1hc~ '"e had a din.'. l'I l' rll'nu nll·r v. 11h 1hc di\ inl· or the 'UPl'rnatur.tl, hl'l'i.lll'l' I l h1n~ their 'r11crion for a .... e .... ing 1hat 1s a l it1lc ' I opp~ 11 r //, I ca11 tr // )'Oii t llat brfort M'f got cable, I d~finitely \a~· !Jlln\I\ on my Tl . I d o n '1 wan / to kN·p you 100 long. bu/ I M·a11tt·d lo a\/.. if yuu had had a c h a n ct' to be "round llouHon '·en· much. 01/t~r ll1a 11 c'nning ;,, and bting in a buildi11g .·1 I l!fl"" up \.t"r) n('ar here. I d hcen to lfou,ton 4u1te .1 lot "'hen J "'·"a kid ()Jr , rMlf,1•:' I \ealY.;1)sl1J...l·d1he'll) a lot 11·, ;1(\\,I)' M~l'nll'<I 10 me tu he a prcll\ C"\traordinar) pL.tl'c I don'l rl·alh ha\~· an .1dull 1mprcs,1on nl 11 so mlu. .. :h. J 'm n·n· 1inprl'"l.'d "Ith lhl' Alie) I hl.'atrc I Ill \l'J}' 1rnprl.'"-l'd "ith (irq; Bn)d 11 'l'l'lll' to tll· a \.l'I) l'\l·111ng .ind .tl'll\c." 1lll'alrC •rnd t.'crt.11nl~ i;reat l'eall It's,, h.1rd 1111u.· ltH thcauc' no" with thC' '\ I \ 11np~r llt•1f "~ 1 nrrora rC11111111ued 011 page 22J HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30, 1995 5 NO COVER SUNDAY 8PM SHARP FIESTA de JULIO WITH SPECIAL GUEST VICTORIA WEST LATIN MUSIC • ALL STAR SHOW• DOLLAR RAFFLE BENEFITING A.V.E.S. NEW DAILY NEW DRINK SPECIALS rt WEil. LIQUOR ~ DOUBLES IN A BIG TALL GLASS ONLY $4.00 UNTIL lOPM rt STIFF WEil. LIQUOR 1¥1 SINGLES ONLY $2.50 UNTIL lOPM r:f ABSOLUT OR STOLI '¥' MARTINIS ONLY $3.50 UNTIL lOPM rt ALL SCHNAPPS ONLY ~ $1.25 UNTIL lOPM MONDAY & TUESDAY HONKY-TONK OPEN POOL • OPEN JUKE PLUS $1.00 MILLER LITE LoNGNECKS 2PM UNTIL 2AM MALE STRIP CONTESTS SUNDAY lOPM WEDNESDAY 11 PM HOUSTON'S HOTTEST MALE DANCERS TH 9P •FR 6P •SA lOP NEVER A COVER TUESDAY JULY 4TH Pie • 1n • n1c 6 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30. 1995 Hill expected to fight ironic charge (Con1rnued from Page I) The slate legislature, however, subsequently passed a statute 1 against "inlerfering with gov­ernment function," which Hill <ays has been used as a substitute for the local ordinance. It 1s under 1his statute that Hill "as report· edly charged after exchanging words with undercover officers conducting an investigation in the store. The charge, a Class B Mis demeanor, earn.- a penalty of a maximum S 1,000 fine and/or six month Jail <enlence. Hill, 54, wa< arrested at an adult book store in the 9900 block of the Eastex Freeway at about 3:30 p .m , according to the police report. Sources close to Hill who was out of the state on vacation this week and could not be reached, say he is con­sidering filing anothe r lawsuit, seeking to unravel the state law ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE HOUSTON VOICE BEITER ANGEL by Fonnan Brown Si>ty years ago, Better Angel provided one of the few posotn.-e images avadable of gay Gfe. Today, rt remains a touching story of a young man's discovery of his sexuarrty in the yea1> between the World Wa15. "One of the best comrng-of-<Jge novels I've read.• -Lambda Book Report 19,!S In bocl.slOrft. 0t ttmn ttU .cf with 111.CX> (postplid) 10 er• bi/ rnlil l7ransgende rs' County J c:.._ourt Ho rror Sto ry FROM WENDY ALLEN Houston, Tuas Here is a leuer that 1s long over due . Much has been said about the rncons1s· tenc1es of the court system here in Harris (Harass) County. Herc 1s JUSt ano1her example. The story revolves around Denise Copp and Wendy Allen. Both arc tran>­gcndered female~. 1e. transsexuals. and the srory involves the inconsis· tency in obtaining name and gender changes. not w1ths1anding one's per · sonal op1n1on on the subject On Oct. 21st , Denise and I both filed for name and gender changes Both of our pet1t1ons were filed on the same day by 1he same attorney However, assignment of JUdges 1s a com toss. My pet111on went to a sympathetic Dem ocrat1c female judge, named Su1anne Soussan. while Denise's pet1t1on went to a Republican Judge by the name of Abbott. Judge Abbolt 1s one of the fc" rcma.ning 1udges that requires an FBI and DPS fingerprint background check M) judge did not' This delayed the process by several mon1hs for Denise. and cos1 mc,c m extra fees . B) Sov 28th. I was in and out of court m a few hours with a new name and a female ge~der • .:lcn11f1er and a heart felt g "d lu<l wish b) my Judge Mean while, Denise 1s soil! waiting . In March we received notice from Judge Ahholl 1 court 1hat he ha5 decided that he felt uncomfuriable rul111g on this 1ype ol case, and volun ~ lar1I) transferred 11 10 Judge Wll · t1g's ... ourl. lhc case \I.as rescheduled l1>r April 3rd On 1hat day when Den ''e's case 1<as finally called, Judge W 1•11, de cl a red tha1 had he road 1~c case beforehand he c uld have saved u., a trip bc1..1use under our crrcum stances he ""'nuld not grant a name nr gender chan~c ~o maller ho"" mJ ... h o~r a1torney pleaded that l>cn1sc s horm ne therapy was 1rrevers1ble Judge W 11t1g rel used to hudge II " ever at the ast m menl, hclore he rapped his gave . t;.Ur attorney was able to pc SJ3dc him to transfer 1he case to another court 11 she could !ind a iudge who \\OU 1U hear 1he case Fortunate!) that morning on the wa> in to JuJgc W1111g's court. our auor ne} ran 11Ho a vis1t1ng judge, named Hearn Judge Hearn agreed to hear the ... asc during his lunch break around I 00 p.m that day. fly 2 00 r m , a very happy and rel1e>ed Denise Corr had her name and gender change com ple1e, and was able that •amc day to go to a nearby DPS office with a cert1t1cd copy of her name and gender change and ha\ r her new drivers hcensc made However. this da) was not 10 end on a happ) note \\'hen we arr ved home 1ha1 cventng l~erc ""as an urgenl message from our aucrncy 'Aa111ng tor us to call her and no1 10 use 1he certified co(HCS we had I already paid tor. Apparen1ly. a Judge West who 1s the admin1s1ra11ve JUdge for Harass Counly Civil Courts had seen the petition, and decided that 11 contained enough 1nforma1ion for him. so he rescinded the order. (Remember. Denise'~ pe11t1on was filed exactly the same day as mine. by the same attorney, containing the same type of 1nformat1on ) So here we go again'!! This time our attorney was instructed that she had to provide the court w11h extra information on Denise's pell· 1100, and Den1-;e had IO come up with a letter from her attending physi­cian, thus cau!\ing an add1t1onal weeks delay On April 10th Judge McCorkel who never had the opporiuntty IO meet or visit with Denise finally. wi1h some extra explanation and pleading by our at1orncy, ruled favorably on Denise 's name and also gender change. Our atwrney had to cunv ince the judge that a name change \lo 1thou1 a gender marl.er change would rcsuh m undue stress to Denise caused by e"llharrassment when prest:nttng a Jr1ver l1ce~se w11h a male •den11f1er marker 1<hen applying for a JOb or Sim ply cash1"g a check So final!) af er near!) SIX months and f1-.e Judges and extra money and inde scr1bable sucss and trusua11on Dent« finally obtained tha1 much coveted name and gender change thal 1 had received in only five short weeks mysell Howe-er. Judge McCorkel decided tha1 he had the pl)wer 10 rntlu encc another s,tatc hy hand wr1trng on her orde1 tha1 Denise could not pet•· tion her h1r1h s1a1e ol l.ou1s1ana tor a change ol her b1rth ccr11t1ca1c1• Now how can he <lo 1ha1' How dare he 10 he so presumpluous 1 Can a I eXdS c1v1I court judge order an lhcr sovereign (,1a1c 1 dn h ... h1Jd ne' I rom <"Vrrv thing we hdve beei able h H!H.:CrtJn this 1s high.) ques11onable. llne1h1 cal and maybe c>en 11lega1 Yeo 11 stands as a legal bin<'ing order ~ere m Harass County of the g<eat Republic of Texas (soc) Ho"" long will w.: c1111cn:,, and rax­payers allu" 1his t)pe f JU t1cc ( >1 10 go on'! An) one "ho reads 1h1s can only conclude thal this 1s another ven scr1 OU\ 1ncons1s1cnC) In our ~our( S)S­lem anJ shov.:s that Judges have con­vinced themselves !hat they have the power of God, over those whn come before them . It I\ a m1sco111.:ep1ion on our part to believe lhat judges who Sil on benches in llarass Count> are 1mpar- 11al and "ill leave their prejudice at home and rule w11h fairness in accord· ancc w11h 1he laws and !tla1u1es at then disposal I can say wuh no uncertamty that we nu longer believe m tau and 1mpart1a treatment rn our c url sys rem . Denise and I have seen t rst hand that these dea's do not ex1s1, 1nd ru1ly those w1.h money have any chance at all e1 ohta'A ~g JUSllCC' as \\oC now know 11 from the c.1vll courts m Harass County, and God help those who don'1 Ill the ••norm• lhe Houston Voice welcomes well-written, insoghtfiol and to·thc-pomt commeniaries for our op1111on'edi1orial pages. We also welcome "counterpoint" artidcs that represent a different view on the issues approached in articles \\e ha\c alread) run. We rc>en.c the right to edit for length. formal and clant). I he \ 1ews e,presseJ in gue~t commentaries and letters to the editor puhl ishcd in the Houston Voice arc those of the \Hilers. We seek to provide a broad-tia,eJ forum \•luch rcOects the \ 31) ing points of\ 1cw of our rich and dherse communit) Sclcct1on for publication is at our discretion Send nrt1cles 10: Thc- 1 louston \'01cc, Attn.: l.d1tor, 811 Westhdmer, 1 louston, IX 77006, or fnx to 713-529-9531. OPINION Gay Today by Glen Webber ~Taking a Stand for Pride I Well. we did II We threw a party and eve· ryhody came. Gay and straights par· lied 1oge1hcr under a blazing sun ro he part of a 1oyous cause. That cause was ga> pride . Thert was no <topping the throngs of happy people celebrat­ing 1ogethcr in the streets and the clubs. We can tie proud 1hat we had a class evenl with cla" people leading the way. We can he proud that we can all party together and made 11 work . We weren't alra1d of what people would say. We did give them plenty to talk about. The she:er number ot people was over· whelming !hanks to all of you tor ma~- 1ng ou1 parade a day of celebrat1on .and att1rrna11on And +.tit around the country. the parade' were ~n1ng on I think gays are heg111n1ng to real11c that they must IJlc j ~land 111 supporting gay rights . 1\lle1 all 11 we don't s,upport our nghh no one else will In gay newspapers lrorn all around the country, the issues a1c the Sdll1C People are worlrng hard to get laws pas~ed to protect gays from J1sc11mina11011 rn housing and JOhs. "on11nue research in AIDS i.:ures, and ma~ing gay hashing a seri­ous crime"' 1th strrct punishment for those found guilty rh1s year the matns.trcam pres!'. has 1'een ... cry got=d an rcpor11ng 1hc 1;>a1.1Jes w11hou1 scnsa11onal1z1ng them You can lcel the pride in who you arc and who we are as a community. I v.onde1 thou~h lhlv. many i3)' men and Y..omen du.Jn I come w rhc parade. lfow m.111y v.ere at1a1<l they would be seen hy somrone they kno"W·> llow many were atra1d they would he caught on camera erljoy1ng themi;;elvcs'! How many woulJ aLlually he ""acc used" of being gay' rhcrc comes a point in each per­son § lite when 11 1s 11me to take §tocl of "'ho ~nu are fherc comes a poanl when Y• u must C'(Ct:pt being gay ~1thou1 the hangup\ that society has put on he111g gay. There comes a time when you must tell your friend' that you are gay Chances are they already know. and rhey are JUSt waiting for you to say something. The longer you deny your friends and family the truth. the harder 11 becomes to be honest w11h yourself I started coming out to my friends while m college I could no longer pre- 1end 10 he ~omeone I wasn'1 I wan1ed them to accept my bemg gay I no longer wan1ed 10 have a secre1 lhat could be used against me Looking back, I guess It was a brave thing 10 do . Almost eve­ryone accep1ec.J 11 to some degree The biggest relief wa' telling my par· ents. Once they accepted it, no one could hun me • And over the years 11 has hecome easy lO say I'm gay. h 1' easy to be open with others My company and co-workers know I'm gay, and tht:) lile mi: My nc1ghhors here 111 'tra1ght,ville kno\I. I'm gay. and they like me. I even c.J1scovercd thal a ne1ghhur of mrne 1s involvt:d 111 an agenc) ~ork1ng with AIDS pa11cnts. We're able to tall about issues involving gay~ and AIDS I like the fact that m) heing ga) " accepted hy most peorlc l·ven 11· 11 wasn' t, I would neve:r huJc It or den) It though I do11'1make11 an .. m )OUr face .. '"sue I am who I am. I'm 41years01d, and gay and proud I wouldn't he lhe per!S"" I am today without ""'king every thing to he openl} gay. What I've gamed from being openly gay " re,poct for hc 1ng horwst :ind n11•rc love trom peo­ple 1ha1 I ever thought po,s1hlc I say to cu:h ot you who 1s having a prohlem with your 1den111y. open that closet door Ri~k t:\crything you have to conH: ouc Gain ever)·thang b) being hones1 wuh your!-.elt and oth· ers. Don I live ano1her day pretend· 111g rn be who you aren ·1 . Those who love you will love you more. And ~our pride in yourself will leep you going lli.trong BASIC BAOTIERS 1232 WESTHBER HOUSTON, TX nooe (713) 522·1626 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30. 1995 7 8 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30, 1995 $99\ BR.l\Stl THREE 1-amOLtS fO t' its. • MONTHS * Coffee & 3L1ice Bal" * Sandwiches, salads, & bl"cakfast * ;A...t space UH limited TaHHiHg * Coz}! ;Atmoshpel"e Desserts Baked Fresh Daily Lunch E t\i T E R 2604 Dunlavy (~ Westheimer) Mon. - Thur.>. 7am - 12:30am 802-9373 Fn. 7am - 2JOam Sat. 8am - 2:30am Sun Sam - 12:30am 528-1993 E\tERY SATURDAY 8 pm to Close Call for reservations 227 - 0505 1in tked of 1 CABAr~E=T catmnf to a iJoman~ desires. I wa11t J "T1 wlub that h ~ mdetor 'f! on~ L&.---l m i·M!6 ~- FOR WOMEN ONLY Free Admission with this ad! 112 TRAVIS (Downtown) (713) 227-0505 LEATHER 0 EVERYTHING IN THE STORE (except custom, jewelry, magazines & special orders) FRIDAY, JUNE 30 to TUESDAY, JULY 4 i • J -~ .~. ! j CONGRATULATIONS John Benavides MR. GULF COAST DRUMMER 1995 Good Luck at MR. DRUMMER in San Francisco, Sept. 20-24, 1995 Montrose & Cedar Springs storts Closed, Tuesday, July 4th NEW JEWELRY ITEMS IN STOCK CHAPS $199 BAR VEST $69 Ripcord and TMC stores Open, Tuesday, July 4th HOUSTON DALLAS B y B 0 0 t s 2424 Montrose. (713) 526-2668 4038 Cedar Springs · (214) 528·3865 715 Fairview !Ripcord). (713) 526-0444 1014 Throckmorton (TMC) • (214) 522·2737 In appreciation of the Thomas Street Clinic--a response 8) II \RR\' 1.IVFS.\\, LMS\\ 11/V frrforma1w11 Spt'twlul, llurrts County J/ospuat Dislru t In lfC~po1bt' to Mr Bar Wilson's lt:ngthy and \l.tll written editorial about the problems at the: Thomas Street Cl1n1c (llous1on Voice June 21 1995) 1 "anl IO express my thanks anti apprecia· taon to \fr W1 son for his genuine c\ln· cern about Thomas Street Clinic 11~ paueiq1s and sratt members. I have worlcd foir 1hc Ho~pual 01!\trict 1n HI\' SCf\'ICCS tor the P•hl s1it year ... and I have telt some ot the .. amc trustra11on ... n:tlcc1c:ll. with grea1 detail. in Mr Wilson's narrall\IC However. wich a 'cnse ot tairnt::so;; and JUst1cc I must reply 10 Mr W1J...on and other"' who share his concerns, with 1nf'ormat1on ah1 ut the "'other .. 1de • of these t'isues Personnel The maJtHllY ol the care givers of the Thoma' Street Clinic have heen pro· v1d111g AIDSllfJV care serv ice' 'ince 1hc opening ot 1hc clinic in May of 1989. The'.le nurse-.; pharmacists, social workers , CJ:-.e managers, medical recordc; anJ front Je~l and clerical ,131f cont1~ue 10 stay al the Thomas Street Clinic becaui;e of 1heu persona! Jcvo11on 10 1he heallh care and erno I r.JI support needs of persons llv mg ""h Ill\' Jisease \1any of 1he nurs· mg siaff members of !he Thomas S1rec1 Chn1c provided care and comron tor some ot 1hc tus1 person~ J1agnosed w11h Ill\' Juease 111 llarris Coun1y \\ h le our emphl)·ces certa1nl) n~H saints , these ded1ca1ed people arc doing an unp ss1h le JOh w1th111 a very n n uppon1ve pul1t1 ca l climate thal docs nol value AIDS care or public hc:allh care in genera l . It '' common tor Thoma' Street Clink personnel to 'ee ht:twcen 50-60 patients dally I pcr,onally super vise the Pa11ent Advocates of the Cl ~1c and I haH: witnessed tust hand lhe d1tf1cul1 s11ua11nns 1hc:y ha"e to deal I hcse can nngc from 1he case ot a tearful non-In gl ish speaking and undocumen1ed gay man who p; d1ag nosed wuh AIDS and has nm 'ough1 med· 1cal ;0~1 s 1.ani.:e hecausc of has fears nt hem~ JernneJ , 111 1he 60-year nld " m3n "h-n attcr vear~ ot phvs1cal ahu'c frum an alcoholic first hu,band now tmd~ upon her divorce and remar­riage w a lo\11ng ~ei;nnd husband, that hnth ot 1hem tacc this new rela11onsh1p wtth HI\' d"cai-,c . Imagine the\e and '1mllar )Cenar10' hc1 ng repeated o\ler and O\ler. eve ry day fifty-two wecl' per year. Wl11le I do cond emn rudt:' hehav1or to any o f o ur c l ie nts, I can undcr,1and why Thomas Street pl!rsnnnel can feel ,trc .... sed out ,and "'ecm d1s1ant lo their clien ts on \O ITIC J•)S ro assist Thomas Strcc1 statt an seel· rng: some release from 1hese contrnual pressures, monthly m-scr\11"'e pres­en1a11ons are held whu;h dea v. llh 1op1t such as d1ffu••ng hos11l11y. 1mpr vrng cuscomer sen ice and on g Ill' Sc!OSlll\ t)' lr.t1l'ltng tO meet 1he •eeds t a gr "1r.g multi cullural Jnd "'L'':llple\ p1111ent "'aselo11d .idd1· 1 !1Jlh Psy~h•acric s 1at1 from the lh)lor College ol ~1ed1cine pH'· \. 1de .sn on g 1ng support group tor r 10 :na S 1 eel Cl in'' pt: nnn"'le I Drug Treatment & Dis­pensing Thoma' Str\!et ( lrn1c conunues t p ale 1he IHgcsl Ill\' designa1ed ph<1rm.a1.:y \L11":11n the ~late t lex.as processing over 60 000 prc•cnp· rions "11h111 a 9 -munlh period Of 1hc Thomas Street Clinic s annual opcr aung hudeet one 1h1rd 1s u1!11zed tur pharmaceutical expcnd11urcs (1 e . prescr1pt1ons ) I wholehcart ~ edly ~upport Mr W1hon ' , plea for medicine' he1ng made avallahle 10 Thoma ... Street corB.umer' llnv. - C\ler. we mu~t acknowledge that rho­mas S1rcc1 Clum " a puhl1cly tundcJ 1nst1tution serving approxima1cl) halt ot all the persons diagnosed wHh AIDS in Harr" County Moreover. 1he Hosp11al D1s1r1c1 mu.a comply with s1nngcnt guidelines ut the Texas Department ot Heallh on ··which" medicines can be made 3\lallahle 1hrough 1he Texa ... HIV Prescription Program Add111onally, 1n 1ry1ng 10 s1re1ch Its dwindling resource' to "'erve the pharmacy needs for 1he great· est number o,. consumers, the Dis rricl must also follow a "' formulary '" of medicines \l.h1ch 11 can obtain a1 the grea1est cost savings These l1m11a .. lions do affect the scnpe of med1c111es that we can dispense . llowc\ler. 1he Cl1111c does have a Cl1n1cal Trial\ and Re sea rch Office 1hrough Bay lor School of Medicrne wt11ch attempt.. 10 provide pa11ent part1cipa11on 111 drug ~aud1es nf prom1s111g new med1- cat1ons a~ they become a\lallahle We also try to work v. 1th the Montrose Cllnu: s Houston Clln1cal Research ~el\l.orl 111 trying 10 male our pa11ents aware of expanded druG s1ud1cs lnr which 1hey may quality One c0Ql111u111g , yer avo1dahle prohlem th.H Hospua D1su1cl pcr­' onncl are forced lo deal wllh, 1s 1he apparent lack of concern tor the cun­d11rnn of patients referred to Thomas Street b) 1he1r private ... ccior physi­cian' andfor health care 1n,111u11011' An unlortuna1e hul rcp1..•1.11eJ see nano we see. 1s the pauenl who has ln't or "spenl down" all pri va1e health 111,urance henefll~ and " .. dumpc:d .. at Thoma' Street by the pr1\late heallh care provider These patu:nt' arc "ent w Thomas Sueet Clinic with no mcd1- cal records, no reccn1 lah re,ult.,., no unJer,tand1ng aboul the D1,tr1c1•s el1gibil1ty and medii.:al screening procedures and a long list ot pre­scriplion' for med1c1ncs rh a1 are nol availab le al our pharmacy This trus traung and 111 my mind. cruel s11ua 111ln continue~ even tlJv e\er1 alter repealed commun1ca1mn w11h these same private health care pn,v1der' whu "do kno"' heller Infection Control & Confidentiality All publi c and priva1e hn,p11al s, c l1n1 cs and health care providers 111 1he State of Texas muse adhere to Texa' Health Codes which are \/cry \lr1ct 111 defining .. who" can d1 sc lo'e a per­~ on's !'.eropo!ri.1l1ve !\la1u' and 1elated health informauon and under 'what'' con J111on s this 1nt orma~ lion can he J1sclosed Moreover. when pat tnis arr1\lt at Thomas Street \Im c and hetore 1hey are screened hy nurse or do"'tor care givers al Tho mas Street Clinic or the patients 1hem· selves, ma) nor J;nov. that they have an ac1"c case of TB rho Clln1t does fol· In" guidelines prcscrihed by 1he IJ S Centc:rs l or I>1scJse Con1rol v.h1ch re~uire 'pc.c1al llghtrng anJ intec uon ..:onuol 1neasu1c:s lo hm11 au twrne l'.OlllJlll 11.tlton WUh rH f hc st.ttf also re4u1rc:s all patient\ enter ng 1he cla111c with an ev1dc:11t .-espua IO ~ prohlem (1 e 1..ough ng 01 whcez mg ) 10 c. wer 1hc: r mouth and nOSl'" wuh a surg1cJI fate masl I or 1•10se wh dis regard the safet) ot 01h:rs, suu:t pub l.c hc:allh laws 111 J cJtas cJn re4uire per sons w11h active I B to he 4uarant1ned al a sia1e TB h spnal un11I che 1hrea1 of contagion ha ra~sed (Con11n ued on tollnw1ng page) Thomas Street: factors that affect care, and what you can do to help (Guest Commentary conc1nued lrom preceding page) On more local level, Thomas Street C'lin1c personnel work with both cHy and Hate l R control "-Orken. to enroll pa11ents v.1th ai:rive cases of TB into O.D T or ob"rved direct therapy programs. l.ven w11h all of these inter venllons, fB can Slllt he Spread from one person 10 another I agree with ~1r Wilson that 11 a patient lno~ingl) dis regards 1nfect1on control meas~ ures. he /~ hc 1s acting in a "med1call} and morally'' irresponsible man ner However. with new HIV and TB 1nfett10n1., being diagnosed in les' compliant patient populations such as active drug users. homeless per!'-ons and those living with impaired mental functioning. TB contagion will unfortunately con­tinue 10 be a maJor problem both al t he fhomas Street Clinic and throughout the nation Contin uity Of Ca re Again, I !ind agreement wllh Mr. \V1lrnn in the belief that all patients of the Thoma\ Stretl Clinic should have the option of 'eeing the same phy"­c1ans at each apporn1men1 This would greatly improve ~onunu1ty of care while huildang closer commun1ca­tn> ns between pa11cnts and their heallh care prov 1ders However, Thoma!<. Strc~et Clinu:. like many other JllV health 1.:arc ddner) '}"em' 1n the ll '-. tlot>s not havr a cadre of ph\1'1· uans and nthc1 medical per,onnel .. bca11n~ do"'n the door to 'eeL c.:arcc1s 111 t h is f ie ld I remember that the rhoma' Street Cl1111c was opened tor morHh'> hclorc we were able to frnd a phy\1c:1an tn ..,erve a\ the ClinH: \ Medical Director. Today. we are for tuna1e 111 hon 1ng a team ot hard '-"Ork ing and dedicated phy,ic1ans and ph) s1c1an aso;;1qants such a' Susan \llller Jim Garner and Penn} Jaflee anJ Woodrow Ace llowever, this IS still not enough Another tacior that ad\·ersel) affect.., cont1null) ol care u the rnablltt\ of public health .:are rac1l1t1es to c'om­plete with the private sector 1n areas such as salary and bcnef11, for healch care prntesswnah. With the cur­rent •war·· that has been declared upon puhlic health care by certain county 1 and local pul111cians and by the lJn11ed States Cong re'" I only 'ee tlm disparity becoming worse and wor1;,e Luclil), fhomas Street Clinic JS a teachtng_ 1nst1tut10n for both the Ba)lor anti Un1verslly of Texas Schooh of Med1c1ne . The residents of those schools who practice at Tho · mas Street have been trained in intec· uous d1,easc and are at the Thoma~ .Street Clinic hecause the) choo\e to he there . These res1Jents howe\er, are few in numher when compared to those whn prefer a more "prestigious" re~1d cncy a1 an M.D Anderson or Hermann llospllal before the} begin a lucrative private practice Get Real? Get Actii•e.' Again I thank ~1r \\ Ison for what believe 1s h1> deepl} -felt concern ahout the cond111on of public health care fnr persons 11\·rng w11h HI\' in Harris County While he and othen. po1n1 out the 1mpcrfec1ion~ of 1he Thomas Street Cltn1c S)stem, I mu!'ll asl lhem ''whu·· they are Joing t(l improve the Situation? Earlier this year Harris County Comm1ss1oner and avowed enemy of public health care. Steve Radack, engineered a $60 m1ttrnn dollar rohhery ol the Hosp1 tal District'' operating hudget. This is frightenrng when you consider that $25 million represents the Dis· trict" annual budget for HIV/AIDS. Where was the public outcry against Radack '! Did Mr. Wilson and others, who spea~ so eloquently about the problem\ at the Thoma' S1reet Clinic. puh l1 c ly condemn 1h1!<. act of lnJUS · tice agarn't the puhllc health care con· 'umers ' (Current!} I in 7 of our fello" Harris County c1t1zen~ ) Where were you when Te\a\ Jeg1sluors tried to gut AIDS'lllV lunding during this last ses,ion anJ onl} gruJg1ngl) approved le1,·e1·· lunding for the ne\I 1wo }ear,·' flo"' ahoul no" when Je,,e Jlelm\ anJ othrr t\'ll pt"r,on' are plannrng to attach hostile amend mcnts to federal leg1 ... 1a11on re~ au t h o 1 11111~ fu n d ing l11 r lh l!' R )a n While Ca re Acl 1 rtu:se arc A l l. lhings that direct I) affect the \Cope of care and the very future of the Thoma> Street Clinic t would challenge Mr \V1"on and all tho"'e '-"hO \.\ant to "'ee an enhanced and more re,.pons1ve S)5tem of III\' health care delivery at the Jlospual Dis tr1ct to direct their '-"Ords and their energies towarJs ma'-ing this hap pen Quite s1mpl), get involvtd' Get act1\'e! Get pol111cal1 It )Ou want to 1den111\ the problem>. be witting 10 hr111g a·hout their soluoons. It }OU are ured of Thoma\ .Street Clinic not being able to meet the need> of the expanding c.:l1ent population It serves, then help Thoma> Street Clinic in gelling the tool\ 11 needs to do the JOb you want 1l to do. 'lake \Ome O'-"OCf\hlp nr the Har ~ ris Coun ty ll tHp1tal 01str1ct. Your taxes support H and you have an inve~t · mcnt 1n ll Start protecting your inve,tment 1 II all ol us are not w1Jlrng to do th•'· then we have no reason to complain. H we do not do this. we ma) have no need to complarn about the CJ1n1c·, condllHlll', hecause we may not ha\'c a Thoma.., Street Clinic to com pla 111 ahoul Couples exchange vows at pride event By RUSS BYNUM FOR THE HOUSTON VOICE All.ANIA, l'riday, June 23 (AP)-The state won I rccogn Le Holly Gorman and J.or1 Dull .s marriage, but they didn't el that spoil their lakeside cer· emony w.'h about 80 other gay couples J·r1Jay•s event was one of the ftrst to mark the 2Sth anniversary of Atlanta's gay pride act1v1t1cs ttus weekend, expected to draw as many as 200,000 peo· pie rrc''TI across the country. fhe gath· cr1ng culm111atcs Sunday wuh a parade and rally Gorman. who already has changed her name to Gorrnan·Butf on her driver's license anc.I credit cards. ~aid taking vow!i to commit to her partner for life is no le!iiis !<.eriou' than a conventional marriage. "II•\ not just people who met yes1cr­day and decided they "anted 10 date for a while," sa'd Gorman ll, who pro­posed to Buff on Valenttne's Day .. This is our marriage .. The couples exchanged vows and nngs as about 100 well-wishers 1.~ed the lake at Piedmont Park. Gorman and Buff wore tu~edos HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30, 1995 9 BREAKFAST OF /A(J CHAMPIONS slf!ftc ~:~·:~:·.~ EVERY HIGHT Leather and Flesh and Flesh and ... I~OCK UP PAilrl'Y Benellttlng Q-Patrol Drummer Registration and Meet the Contestants Sunday. July 2nd Mr.Texas Drummer Contest Special Guest MC Comic SHANNCARR And Appearance by KEITH HUNT International Mr Drummer Doors Open at 7 p.m. contest at 9 Monday, July 3. 9 p.m. Drummer Aftershock Leave the Leather On ! 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" !he Mousetrap and Paul Rudnick 's shov. business comed) , "I Hate Hamiel ,' was born 1n Dal ­las , bu1 he h.- lived off-and-on in Houston "nee 1966 He at1ended the High School tor 1he Performing and Visual Arb, where he !'ltill occasion · ally ~erves a' a sub~tllute teacher, and he gradua1ed lrom lhe Un1ver­sny of Houston v.ith a degree in drama Thereafter Hope had a long albell low key, career before having his ov.n version ot the O\'ernigh1 ... ensa uon . lie had been "orl1ng d1li­gentl} lor TUTS tor 16 years (also off­and -on) when he landed the role or Sterling in " Jeffery," la.1 year', hugely popular produc11on at Stages The role made him a local celebrit) While Hope at.:LOO'WlcUgcs th<1t the •ole of Sierllng was the best lhing he coul<l have done, lhc move duJ not come without 11s co't. When he wa\ lir't approached lor 1he part, llope , 1hough flattered 1ha1 he had been sough! oul lor lhe pan , declined nonethele>' , cuing a commitment to rurs and lh production of ·•The Most Happ) Fella" Add111onall) Stages, v.h1ch produced 'Jeffery ," "as unable 10 offer Hope 1he ••me salary ra1e provided b) TUTS (no small con- 51derat1on 1n his line of work) . The production managemenl for "Jeffery " hired another actor, but he had to quit alter only two days w11h the cast So 1he director turned to Hope again, who had the production schedules double-checked and real­ized that the overlapping conflict between the two productions con~ sisted of only a single week. Equally 1mpor1ant, Stages offered to match Hope's salary at TUTS for lhe one week he would mic;~ w11h that production . Intrigued and exclled aboul being so singularly pursued for the role. Hope agreed 10 a reading. And he loved 1t-1he play, the part especially the par! Without reservation, Hope informed the director and senior production staff al TU f S of hi< ear­nest desire to pl>) Sterling, he 3'ked that he be released from " Mo.i Happy Fella for the last week ot 11s run . Despite never having made ~uch a request in all hi; years with TUTS, the compan> 'W3\ determined to keep h11n in "Fella ." And the ensuing sepa­ration was not altogether am1cae ble Hope. ho""ever, hac; no regrets He slrongly feels that TUTS' relatively recent move toward non local talent would have meant a dearth of johs tor him "Had I not lett, I"d be out of work like everybody el>e. There d be nothing for me here I d either have 10 gel ou1 of the busines~ or leave town . 1·d he pushing perfume at l·oley ' ' " More important!), his acceptance of the role 1n "Jelfer) ' made him a star ot the local theater 'cene .. I got the review< of my Ille . ' Jetfery,' ol all the show~ I've done in llou,ton , ha~ gotten me more recogn1t1on faster I mean people coming up w me on the street and in stores·· Hope also feels that h1~ s ucces' in "Jeffery" is what really brough1 h11n to the attention of Michael Wil on Hope and the Summer \h1lh cJ1recior were already tam1l1ar "'llh one anolher: Wihon had lapped llope lnr a role in the Alley's annual production ol "A Chri-imas Carol'" in 199). Bui ht: and Wilson <lid nnt work together all that closely ' Jn A Chris.tmas Carol Michael 1sn t reall) <l1rcctly involved It'" his adap1at1on, but Michael v.ould only come in at lhe end and make a tuck here and !here. so this 1> lhe first 11me I'll be directed by Michael lrom the ground up,'' Now more 1011mately familiar wuh Wilson's style, Hope has high pra15e for him : "Michael is an intensely col­laborative direc1or, and by thai I don't mean a weak director. I've worked with weak direciors and I've worked with d1c1atorial directors. and Michael 1s capable of seeking an opinion . During s1ag1ng, 1n the process of discovery, he 1s not afraid to alter his vision of a charac- 1er. He's not rigid•• (Continued on following page) Council turns down gay pride bid ALAMEDA, Calif , Wednesday, June 21 (AP)-A bid to declare June u ~ Gay Pride" month was turned down early today by a C1ty Council that heard one speaker claim AIDS wa- a sign of God's wrath . The vole failed for lack of a <econd al a packed meeting 1hat drew 300 people, most of them backing the proclama· tion . A similar proclamation was approved last year by then Mayor Bill Wi1hro" Members of the gay and les­bian community did not expect oppo­s111on lh15 year hut 11 surfaced qu1clly "Gay Pride Month I'm dead set against," Earl Peacocl told 1he meet ing that <tarted Tuesday n1gh1. Peacock, a former member of the city ' s Finance Committee said the " good Lord has indicated his dis ­pleasure" by allowing AIDS to exis1 Most of the speakers at the almo>t five ·hour meeting :spoke 10 favor of chc proclamation. however. They included Anita Rexinger Tavernier who said reJCCtton would send a message of intolerance .. h 's time for us to come toge1her and not be d1v1ded by hatred and b1go1ry,'' she ;aid Rising shines Houston actor 1n variety of roles (Continued from preceding page) l nfonunately for Hope , all his cJ1rccton. have not been so flexible or open minded ··one season I was a ... kc:d 1t ( would mtnd playing more than one drag role 111 a single season. I ... aid ' no ' hut 1t backfired .'" Hope had already played San Fran · c1 ... co personality Sister Boom­Room when he: was a ... ked to take a rela· 11vely small pan a> a New York C11~ street transvestite . That . coupled with llopc's long history of being ca ... 1 in Br111sh roles. Jod.ed him into '' larger than ltle exotic h.rd nl - parad1se kind of roh:s. and I wa ... n' t offered any­lhing the next season ll was a kine.I ol hoomerang effecl ot them seeing me in high heels tor SIX months 0 A similar 1nc1dent occurred when a director decided not to ca.i Hope "' the understudy lor the lead 1n "The Mu,ic Man" hecause Hope's then ­rccent roles had been .. flouncy characters : · ··1 approached him. and said "It you can't see me in a love scene wuh a woman, lhere's a problem .. I "There were people who came to see all three shows, and they were getting a charge out of seeing us (five com­pany memhers were 1n all three plays) 111 so many different roles 111 such rapid succession and there was so much energy.'" In " Summer Chill' '95" Hope 1 returns to the effete. Bnt1sh role that has hecome 'ometh1n!? of a 1rademark for him . He play' the gho" ot John Bar­rymore 111 • I llate Hamlet .'' in which he haunts a cynical soap opera star. but teaches the young star how much he "1111 ha' to learn . Untonunately the problem persi,ted. and in recalling it. Hope 'poke confidently ol his 'rrcngth a' a complete actor. • Paul Hope .. There 1s a Paul Hope role Soph1sll cated. Urbane. Cocktails and c1ga­reuc' . And granted that's what', ea,1es1 lor me. But 11 you can't see me in anythrng cl,e •• I can play par" totally d1von:cd from my penonal- 11y ." And now he does . l11s selec11on as an Alley company memher was a fortu 11ous event which has al forded him lhc opportunity to play a variety ot roles including a romantic lead and a rough demol1t1ons e:{pert an "'Summer Chills '94" lie remembered the .. Barrymore ha' this d1c;.dain for me1hod ac:ting And that 1s pan of the t:onfl1ct wuh Andrew (the young ac:tor), who uses techniques like pri· mal screams to get 11110 his charac­ter. • In "The Mou,etrap , · the longe5t ­runn111g .\how an the h1s1ory of the the a1er Hope play' Giles a 'i1mpler. more blue-colla1 type ol character. Regardle" of l11s role, Paul Hope simply ... hinec;. on the \tage ll s a liihame there s only two 111~tallmcnts 10 this year1;, • Summc1 Chi11' "' hecause Hope 11;, more than strong enough to han· j die more roles than that Paid Advenisemen_t _ _ _ HAVE IT "BOAT" WAYS! L.-•m .. -."··~"'..-..L YI S. YOU CAN ... enjo) all of the pleasures of boating, without any of the hassles of owning, maintaining, storing and insuring a boat. Members of the Clear Lake Shores Boat Clu b. a lea~e membership club based at Watergate Marina, know the secret of accessing the stress-reducing. health enhancing experience of fun on the \\ater without being overwhelmed by the expense. trouble and red tape of hoat O\.\nership. Clear Lake Shores Boat Club offers its membcrs a \\hole fleet of boats to choose from. mcludmg ski boats. fishing boats, sail boats and pontoon part} hoats (like the one the staff of the Houston Voice took out recent!} for an afternoon of fun in the sun and spr.iy)! Members call and reserve the boat of their choice: when they arrive at the Watergate Manna, the boat is \\a1ting. clean and full of gas Clear Lake Shores Hoat Club registers. inspects, insures, docks. services and mamtams the boats-nothing could be easier. You join, they do thc rest. It's the best of "boat" worlds! !he low monthly fees also entitle members to use all designated facilities at the Watergate Marina, including pools. clubhouses, saunalfitness ccntcr and more. Other membership privileges include safety and sailing classes. Individual and corporate mcmberships are a\ailable. HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30. 1995 11 THE LAZY J 312 TUAM •HOUSTON• (713) 528-9343 Saturday, July 1st, 10:00 PM Saturday, July 8th 10:00 PM T.T.'s STAR CABARET ERICA'S SHOWCASE Erica Lane - Hostess & MC with Erica Lane - Hostess & MC Paivi Lee Love - Miss Toy Box Brandi Houston - Miss Lazy J Tara Dion - Miss E/J's Black Velvet - Miss Houston USA Tracy Angel Dyan Jackson Candace Welch Sunday July 2 Noon until ? BBQ & Entertainment Showtime at 3 PM FRIDAY NIGHT 8-BALL League Members Only Stick Around & Dance \ hi. with our DJ Bill Gonzalez ~P"' GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION Open Tuesday - Sunday Ham - IOpm • Brunch Ham - 4pm Closed Mondays 529-3224 or 521-7888 Buy ONE LuNcH OR Di NER ANd REcEivE SEcoNd of EouAl oR LESSER VAluf FREE! This coupon must be presented for the discount. Not valid on special days or events. Expires 7-31-95 Ride the Tide with Pride! CLEAR LAKE St-DRES BOAT Ql.£ A Enjoy the Pleasures of Boating Without all the ~es of Owning a Boat! Indivdua1 and C«pcntc Mcmbcrships Available Private Membership Includes Ski Boats * Sail Boats * Fishing Boats Pontoon Boats * Fitness Center Pool* Sanna* 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, ildg. #42 12 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30, 1995 MAGNIFICENT AS ALL OUTDOORS! \Tfl-ff():\llHA.._ ( )[ \\tlrCIHLI PAVlllO:\ Friday. ju{y 28 • 8:00 PM BERNADF.rn PEIFRS AND Tllf. POPS four•umc Tony Award nommacc:d actress 8cm..tdC'ttc Pcttrs coums among lier Bro.tdw1y cttdiu On 1/w Tou1n. \1Jdt 6 .\falnl \unday '" 1lit P11r~ umh (inl'l,t, ~nt 6 Dan". Into 1~ WooclJ and TM Go.ti~ Girl Thts cckbuccd pc-rformtt. whose work alM> rangn from films to popubr rttordi.ng:s, will iom torccs wnh the Houston Symphony for an ~nmg of contcmporuy music. ~ ... ~­Tl. T Bowling Tourna­ment this weekend The Houston Bo,.ling Leagues extend a special "elcome to all our out or tO'Wn gueqc;; bowling in the Tcxa~ Jovita· tional Tournament thi s \\Cekend Bowler\ are here from llawa11 . Cali forn1a . Loutsrana. l·lortda . Okla h o ma IlilnoJS Colo•ado , Wash anglon. \\'1sconsin. Washrngton DC • and the TeJtas areas ot Au,tan , San Antonio . Ft Worth and Dallas. Bowling 1s at Lmerald Bowl on Satur­day and Sunday "llh the largest num· ber of teams in the 1en year history of T.I T After the tournament, a play day at A'troworld " planned for Mon· day. The Inner Loop Sunday Evening League reports Another l:x hh moved into 1'1 place , Sticky Wicket''"' sec ond and Bayer. Babb, Ben,on & Stke• IS third High Scratch game of 258 was bowled by Chris Benneu and series of 653 by Ron Bayer for the men For the women High Scratch game of 203 and series of 557 w3' bowled by Diann Tho· ma-on. For league info, call Tom at 522· 9612 . Style Too '' thmJ D1v1\lun B h headed by Striking Beauties and 111 second 1\ Duck Sau'3ge Third place " taken by Party of Four High Scratch game ol 297 and series ol 706 was bowled by Bob Davidson for more info call Gardy at 641-5424 The Mond3) Nite Women s League reports Legal In,anll) 1s tn fir,t while Maybe, Maybe ~01 1s second , Wal~1ng Wounded 1' third and Nine Is hoc 1s fourth For rnto call Pat at 437 6218 or Marla at 862 ·3630. The Wednesday N11e ~!1xer> report first place " taken by Tongue Wres tier• 'econd place by Some R Some Rn't and third by Dai;y Mae & The Seed. lhgh Scratch game of 247 and •eries ol 624 was bowled by Rodney Setler for the men, and for the women, Terry Shannon bow­led scratch of 213 and series of 582 For more info call Tom at 522 9612 . L RC Skate Night ll<:KtnAVAll.AllltA AIJ fl(KlfM.t,,\ P.11<.~fTCT.NfERSINC...ll>IN<. The Montrose Monday Night Men's League reports Division A standings of Lube It or Lose It 1n first place. Four Blonde Beaver> os second and Dogg1e Lambda Rollerska11ng Club will host llS next Gay/ l.e•bian Skate Night on Wednesday, July 5 at Dairy Ashford Skating Rink , located at 1820 Dairy Ashford between Wcs1he1mer and Briar Forest Skate llme is from 8 :00- 10:00 pm. AdmisSton is $5. which includes skates Everyone 1s wel­come,.! For more 1nforma11on. call 933 · 5818 IUAX'.Kflt:'51T.R Ml 'SK- tt>Ul ~ 1t.SfA. ANIJ RANDAi 'S C~ll -11 16 \ . jjOO FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION >".""' Still Celebrating our 22nd and we are still hot as a FIRECRACKER! 5Pecial Guests Charlie Linez Catia Lee Love Tiff any Brooks Miss Bayou CitY '95 2517 RalPh Street at Westheimer (713J 527-9071 • HaPPY Hour 7am-9Pm weekdays • ~.50 Well 4-7 SaturdaY • 1.50 Vodka 7am-6Pm • ui! Club 7am-10PIJ! • $3.75 Pitchers & ~1.25 Mui!s MALE STRIP CONTEST at 11:00 Pm with PAIUI MALE STRIP CONTEST at 11:00 Pm with PAIUI Houston•s Laraest AMATEUR NIGHT Week #8 10:30 PM Finals Next Week Chevelle Brooks & Friends! "Off to Miss Texas at Laree" Showtime lOPM 3 0 2 -,c.,I , -I :,c,s. :, Cll cvmmunltY ()raanlzatlvns 13ulletln 13vard Dirt'rlor Bob Sntllxrovt is all smilts in tht ntwly untn·attd Btr1ng Care Ctn ur day room . Several community orRaniza11ons htlpt'd ralst tht funds for stOU·mandated ft\:Omplng of the center (Photo by Gabr1e/ T) Diana Fo undation Elects Officers !'he Diana f'ounda1ion recen1ly held elec11on' tor lhe 1995-96 season. The new officers are Ben C Crump, presi~ Jent, l•arl l· Kraeger. lsr vice pres1- Jent, Ogden Robert!\On, 2nd vice presuJent Kurth Brown. treasurer and Pad.er ~ 1lt, secretary, new mernhe1s ol the hoard of directors are Gar\ I van-. Tom Mays, 8111 Poplin and Royce Wa ll 'Miss Angela'.., Country Dinner h..1!1ri hecn 1o;c1 tn1 Sa1urdav Oct 14 al thl' llouston Polo Cluh l'he d1nni:r ~•II he catered hy Goode Company Barhecue and a country we\tern hand "ill provide entertainmen1 J or more 1nlormat1on about the evenl, call 639 2000 Montrose Clinic Dedi­cates Research to AmFAR I he Montro~ e Clinic was scheduled to ded1ca1e lhe llousion Cl1n1cal Research Ne1work (llCRN) su11e al 11S 215 Wesihc1mer bu1ld 1ng 10 1he American Foundation for AIDS Research on Thursday, June 29 al 10·30 a m. Aml'AR co-founder Ma1h 1lde Krim. Ph D was scheduled 10 a11end 1he ofllc1a l dcdica11on and ribbon cut llng. ll ousion Cl1111cal Research Ne1· work 1s one of only 12 nationa l sues par~ 11c1pa11ng an 1he AmFAR ne1work of community ·ha~cd clinical trials Aml'AR con1r1bu1ed $60,000 to"-ards the con!ltruc11on and fur n1sh1ng of Montrose Clinic s ne"" hu1ld111g, \lh1ch houses HCRN The ott1~1al ded1ca1mn of the research suite re"1gn11e'S the contr1hu1ion Aml'AR has made IO llCRN, accordrng 10 I-Ileen llegar presiden1 of 1he Cl1n1c Ami 1\R is the nation's leading non prol1t organ11at1on dedicated to 1he suppoll of AIDS re-.arch (bo1h has1c h1omed1ca and clinical re,carch), education lor AIDS pre ventwn .and sound AIDS related puh lie pollC) ~rnce 1985 Aml·AR has prov11Jed over S6:Ci mlll1on 10 more 1ha- -irn r-search teams. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT Mo ntrose Co un seling Cente r Men 's Network The Men s Network.. an educa11onal and social program for ga) and bisex ual men, will pre~cnt licensed mas 'age therap1't Mark Gartner. speal- 1ng on "Ge11111g Rubbed 1he R1gh1 Way" on Wedne\day, July 5 a1 lhe Montro'e Coun,eling Center The d1scus,10n and demonstration of rna ... sage techniques stresses the 1mportanc:e nf touch 10 a non sexual, l:O ll .,e n s u ;t l way In 1mruuvc qua llly o t I lfc On Julv 19 1he Men', Nel\'ork spcakcr "-'Ill he llou\lon P')l.'.ho thcrap 1s1 lony Carroll on the wp1c •·Gc 1t1ng to Kno"' You.'" The presen tat ion will focu."i on "-41) s that men can get to kOO"-' them,elves hctter, so that they can better conne<:t wuh other .. r hc Men's Networl 1., tree, although t.lonatrnns are reque.,ted The group meet s at the Montro~e Counseling Cen1er, 701 Richmond For more rnforma11on call 529-0037. Be ri11g Care Ce11ter gets State Lice11se T he Bering Care Cen1er comple1ed the first phase of a mass ive renova· t ion project in t une 10 meet a deadline for ach1ev111g Slate licensing as an adull day care fac1l11y, representa­tive\ reported in the Bering Commu­nity Service Foundation's monthly newslette r. "W1th the as\istance of our contr1b­uton and community groups, the renova tion was completed 10 rec ord 11me $140,965 was collecled for the renovation .the entire reno­vation "-'IS funded hy 1nd1v1dual communHy groups spec1f1cally to the renovation cO,t!'."' reported the ne"-'sletter. • Partner,h1p' • Only one private loundat1on grant ($2 000) was received, Imm 1he Ham· mon l·oundatrnn for the kitchen por· t10n of the [HOJCCI lhe ne~I step, Pha'c Jwo, of the renovation 1nt:ludc' l.:Omplctwn of the kuchen space 111 the Cart• Center While lhe proJCl.:I 1s underway, Care Center meals are temporarily hcrng pre­pared 111 the k.11chcn of Bering Church. BERING CARE CENTER HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30. 1995 13 1919 Decatur Houston, TX noo1 {Wahington 0 Whito •• - Studemont & Houston Ave.) ''Have a Happy 4th of July and Beat the Heat'' ~~/ Monday's $1.00 Domestic ~~ ~ SUNDANCF.~ A.TTL£ COMPAN HOOfilSTEUS Longneck 8pm 11pm June 22nd Happy Belated Birthday Brian (TNT) H A P P Y H O U R S M1tnin9 71m-2•m • Af ttrnttn S•ra·9•m • S1hu~1y 71m-7•m t022 WESTHEIMER • HOUSTON • (711) 527-9669 P...hotos by: Gabriel T. David Goetz Steven David Kim Thompson 16 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30. 1995 ~&..~~~~~~cy--~ m..'W"itf?l UPPER · ~ DECK ~ A Guesthouse :€:1 ~ GET RESERVATIONS in EARLY FOR JULY 4th §1 [3 JULY 8th Weekend* POOL PARTY!* j2 ~~ wt male strippers - comp. beverages and buff et l€:I !l/ewly remodeled IS-room paradise in the heart of beautiful ~~ South Padre Island - only 500 feet from the Gulf of Mexico. ~ All rooms have A/C, cable TV, private hath. and continental breakfast 1s served daily. Heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. ~ ~ Available airports, Brownsville · Continental, Harlingen - Southwest, American-~~----- 120 E. Atol Street • (210) 761-5953 ~ t\ P.O Box 2309 e. . FAX (210) 761-4288 ~!~it~;fuv;;~~;:~~;~ 2923 MAIN ST.• (713) 522-0000 PULSE • VISA • MC • AMEX 'N' FORMATION MONDAY • TUESDAY • WEDNESDAY OPEN BILLIARDS (FREE) SUNDAY BEER-THING 5 - 10 PM ($1 BUY-IN/25¢ RE-FILLS) HAL 'N' JIM'S COOK-OUT 5PM BLUE-LIGHT SPECIALS 'TILL 11PM ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT A ctress talks about f ilm, family and 'girls in love ' B) SHERI COllE:-. DARBO'i'\E llousron \/out l:.dllor Houston·born ac1re~s Sahrina Artel 1s l:Ounung on a perky llnle C'hlan luve fitOr) r propel her ma1nsucam career Artel, "ho plays co-parent \'1ck) in "The Incredibly True Ad,en1ure of T"o Girls m Love" (opening Friday a the Gold"Y"ILandmark Rove• Oaks 3) has cu1 her 1ecth on offbeal roles. hav rng s1ar1ed her actrng career rn the world of avant garde theater in Los Angeles and New York l·or 1he pa.t few vear\, she had worked "'1th interna · ;ionall) acclaimed ex.per1mental theater director Re1a Abdoh and his Dar a Luz theater company (Abdoh died on May). More recently. she has ventured into directing with a rac­tongly offbea1, humorous produc· toon, "I Married a Lesbian W11ch" a1 New York's WOW Thea1er. In "G1rls," Arie l crosses to the screen. playing the mother figure in an ex1ended lesbian family Vicky and her panner, Rebecca. arc ra1s1ng Rcbecca·s spirited teenage niece. the film's protago· n1s1 Randy Dean (The household aho includes Rebecca's ex.­lover) Bui this film she notes. is not as eas) 10 peg in10 lhe "gay mo\1e'' gheuo as ~ome prev1c·us ''chick. fhck.s Arre I v. a" 1n flnu1; ton last wed. v1s ­urng family ol her own. including her Sahrtna Artrl cousin, Carolyn Burum. O\lrncr of the Montrose coffee house l oupee's Though •he grew up mosll) on Los Ange lcs. where she mo..,.cd with her mother ~hen her parents divorced . she moved 10 Lo' Angeles w11h her mother, Artel remamo;; proud of her Te\as roots and tics ··1 have aunts anJ uncles here in Houston and in South Texas:· she o,;a1d Many of 1hese family memb•" have seen-and praised - her new movie, she added. Made on a shoestring hudge1 of S65 000 (Artel >a)S the aclors donated their efforls). the new movie created a ~tir on the festival c1rcu 1t. which It quicky outgrew. Pllked up by hne Lone Fcature!t and for 1ntcrnat10nal dis tr1but1on hy M1ramax. and now being marketed for the mainstream, the crll 1cally acclaimed "Two G1rls" touches unnersally appreciated theme"' of first love/romance and 1hc gtnerat1on gap wuh JUSl the right mix of innocence and 90's snap. Artel IS hoping the aucnuon 1t's geuing will advance her own prollle as well It's a i.ery conven11onal narra ~ 11ve and I 1hon~ . really, 1h.s IS a film 1hat has 1;ometh1ng in 11 tor everyone says Arte! lier chara<.:tcr, she assert~. 1\ part of an important dynanuc that writerfd1rccwr Maria Maggcnt1 '-"Orked into her sem1-autoh1ograph· 1cal "Incredibly rrue Adventure" fhe movie, wh1ct-i had us first ll uston screening as part of Diverse Works' 'Be) ond Desire' perlormance series earlier this month at the ~1useum of Fine Arts. seems 10 revel 111 turning ... 1creotypes inside out and in pre senllng role reversals m a light that 1s not expected , even when d1vers1ty 1s. Randy 's funct1onally conserva­t1ve, unspectacular lc,b1an par· ent' are more than a foll, ~aid Arte I . "Vicky and Rehecca have a ver) 1mpor· tant role, as two women a lesh1an <.:Ou· pie, who are raising a child, a teen­ager, togolher. (The movie) makes a point of showing them in a very casual way. presenting the diversity 1n a casual way," she said That's important, Ariel said, becau•e "Right now, we are entering a rime when the defon111on of 'family " becoming very nar­row, because of 1he def1n111on of the right wing Whal Maria (Maggent1) has done 1s. , she pre­seme< l ano1her kind of family, in a very real honest way It gives (non·gay viewers) a chance to sec diver sit} as 1t 1s ·n life It's 11nportant to p1e"-en1 l ·im tlv tha1 ·, non 11ad1 tional ac:cord1ng h• Ancl hrcau"'c ''In truth, I here ate all l1nds of tarnll1es in the world anJ all linth of love And hrst hn:e is special, hecaU<;e 1u a ume of \.·ul nerabol11y "h1ch quickly >an1shcs as v.e get older" Be.)1de5 Its aH1rm1ng represenu a 11on of g3) couples and lamol1es, Two Girb in l O\.t:"" shakes up vari OU) other '1ereot)·pes Evie Randy's lo\'e interes.1 '"' v.ealth) and popular, the daugh1er of a fussy snobb"h career woman (Randy"~ family I\ worl· ong cla<S and rough·edged) Lv1e and her mother are abo African Americ.:an The l<'boan adul1; are wholly as clue· le" 10 tho 1eens' way of thinking and lhc in tensity of their relation~h1p a~ the '.iraight' mother. "I 1h1nk we notice thongs like tha1 because you rarely see It in film;• no1e ... Artel, "but when you think about, thai's how It 1~ in life I think It was con sc.:1ous I mean, we intended rn turn peo pie's perceptions upside down hul a1 the same time, 11's very real (Maga gen11) crea1ed this collage of humor and it's a celehrauon of lo\e and humanity, and the d1versll) of human relat1onsh1ps •• Advertise Your Restaurant Here For Details 529-8490 Call (713) Community Gospel Church announces Billye Bowman 1n concert Quick Notes C1 mmun<ty Go,pel Church will present Billye Bowman in concert Sunday July 2 at 7:00 l'M . Bowman has n11n1,1ered a1 the church on pre­viou\ cH;:ca~1ons. and has received an enthus1ast1c re,ponse to her unique style:. according to Chris Chiles. Community Gospel pastor "Many times, when a local' ministry 1s in wwn, we take It for grarued. We need to stop and real11e the talent God has blessed us with,'' Chiles com­mented. Bowman has s1ud1ed voice 111 £;uropc, sang ar the South ern Baptist Convent ion and was fea1ured at Make A Joyful Noise IV and V and as a soloist at Spt<trum '95, and ha> travelled u:ross the country procla1m1ng the good new' ot the gospel, Chiles saod. ··we are truly excited to host this e·uraord1n.H) author, singer. and songwriter to our church. She is one of the best classic gospe l ar11,ts around. r-vcryonc " welc:ome 10 what w ill prove rn be an exciting evening o t s1ng1ng and sha ring" Community Gospel 1s located at 50 I East I 8th Street at Columb ia , between Heights Blvd and Studewood . ~sbyterians I oppose Amendment 2 DENVER, Tuesday, June 20 (AP)-The Presbyterian Church has filed a friend-of-the-court brief backing opponents of Amendment 2, Colo­rado ' '.\ anti~gay rights amendment. The church, which has a membership of 2 ,7 million aero" the country, filed the brief Monday. The Rev. James Andrews, the stated clerk for the General Assem­bly of the Presbyterian Church, '3id the church felt ii was important to make 1ts stance public. .. We arc advising 1hc U.S . Supreme Court on the Presbyterian Church's (stand) on the 1>>Ue of sexual ity. par­ticularly about the protection of the civil and human rights of homosexu· ah," he said. Amendment 2, approved by voters in 1992, prohibits governments from passing Jaw' protecting homo,exu als. The amendment has been on hold pending appeals. After being struck down by the Colorado Supreme Court, the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year agreed to hear the case. The brief stemmed from a request from the Denver church two years ago. "They did not 3'k for us to take any posi tion, but wanted to know what the church said about th".'' Andrews said Presbyterian philosophy holds that homosexuality I' a sin. and in 1991. the General Assembly decided that gays and le)bians cannot be ordained a) church officials or dca cons KINGDOM COMMUNITY CHURCH Catch a Rllmpsc of the Kingdom of God Sunday School - 10 A.M. Sunday Worship Service • 11 A.M. Wednesdays: A Course In Mlracles • 7,JOP.M. 4404 Hlo••oan. •t. S nover 7 1.:l-862 -75~3 COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHURCH 501 E 18th at Columbia • Houston. Texas July 2 - 7:30 PM Billy B man Sun. • 7:00 P.M. EVENING SERVICE Thurs • 7:30 P.M. MIDWEEK SERVICE Pastor - Chris Chiles (713) 880-9235 "A Church Built On Love" • Gay & Lesbian Ca lho11cs & fpends Celebrating 21 Years - Houston's oldest lesbian/gay/ bisexual religious organization C!otn< (!,J,&ut< \Jait/', Cr C!ommu.n.ity! Mass Saturday 7:30 p.m. Communion Service Sunday 5:30 p.m We offer the Sacrament of Reconcihatioo upon request before or after Mass. 1307HYale m ~c~~: ~~?2 j ; • -~· celebrated. • , .... il'odo& b1envcn1dos1 SUNDAY 11~ R~J~P~ An evangelical ministry with celebration services of Praise, Prayer and Study of God's word. Bible Cla~: lOam 3400 Montrose, Suite 600 {Handicap accessible) {Montrose at Hawthorne) For info oc "cckly home groups. call 528-6756 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30. 1995 17 .. ~ J~OLBE HOUSE A howe of spirjt;μality and ministry for the gay; & lesbian __ community. __ '" · ,i ··•. Thursday, July 6th 7:00pm Pot Luck Supper & Community Concerns HOMOPHOBIA WITHIN David Crank, O.FM., Kolbe House Chaplain • Healing Service and Anointing Thursday, July 13th, 7:00pm • POT LUCK SUPPER Thursday, August 3rd 7:00pm Entrepreneur's Forum 1509 Fairview Street • (Montrose) • Houston, Tx 71006 Malling Address: P.O. Box 66669 •Houston, Tx 711Hr66fB (713) 522-8182 "Immune S1j.stem 8ooster11 df c;V £W !R.,wol1dio11a.t~ d/£allh Ptodu.ct *Fruits and Vegetables in a Capsule* Researchers continue to uncover exciting new elements in fruits & vegetables that seem to strengthen our Immune System and impede the development of disease, and contribute to your heahh in other ways. This Product contains all Natural Fruits, Vegetables, Fiber and Live Food Enzymes. Are you interested in Th.is Nutritional Product? or Becoming a Distributor call: (713) 578-3744 (24hrs) (Paid AdHrtrscmcnt) ASK THE PASTOR Q: 11 \\ hat does God say about abortion'!" fa Im I Inst week) A I ast ''eel I tailed ahout the 1s.,.uc of control as a cntu.::al ck· mcnt on the battle of "Pr<>-L1ti:" and "Pro-Cho•«" groups God ts for both '1des, but has man) thongs to say about each side I or the "Pro-Life" people. uod's \\ ord tells us that hfe IS \Cf) prtc1ous. but the authonty that v.e as bchci.crs ha\IC 1s nol g1"cn to us so tlult '" <'111 tell each other "hal to do The authority that l hnst has gl\ en to us is for us t be able to bond on earth "hat has been bound on he3\ en. and to loose on c:inh what ~ Re"\ Janet Porker been loosed on hca\cn (~latthe" lb 19 Our batik on this canh is not •gaonst Ocsh and blood (pcopkl. but agamst the rule" and prm1.: pahlles und spmtual " ckedncss n high p13c1.-s In other words. the lorcrs of the cncm) Satan. arc .it ''or'-. to create chaos and confusion SJ.tan 1s 01..t 10 steal l II and dc­•. Hro~ dll) good \\- llncss 1ha1 C'11rl)1...ans nut) ha\- i: for ( hnst One " J} for this 10 be accom· pllshed 1s for u 10 "ar ugamst one anothl.' If I disagree \\-Ith !flOthcr person. 11 rs nor appwpnah: for me to go an<l ha\C thcrn Oound \.IP n cham..<\ until the\ ...:omc to their senses You ma) thmk that this 1s a rad11.:al thought. t-ut some 'ta\i: cons1dcrcj this \Cr) thing I here 1s no d1lkn:ncc hct\\-ecn this and lcg1slatmg a b1'I that \\-OUld ralO\C. m) nghts to make adc-­c1~ 1on for ITI) "elf I here 1s no <laffcn:ncc hemccn tht'.\ and taking o gun and shooting some~ one llccause the) d1sugrcc \\ th me Chnstians are called to let lhcu hght shmc so that Chnst ma) be n.'"'\ca1cd 10 1hc "orld \\hen'" get m the "a). Chnst IS h1ddem to those \\ho nn-d to >ec Ihm \\c have sudden!) lost tlUr cflcc:li\cncss and fK>"Cr For the "l''<>-l'ho1cc" people, I bchc\e that God "ould h3\e us look at the area of sclfish­nt.." SS m our h\cS \\c ha\c ~me a soc1cty that 1s Ct..'Tlh:rcd around con\tnlt:nCC"S for ~tY bcnefil \1) umc 1s precious. m~ rccr~uona1 acuv1t11. -.. s are important. rm soctal hfc 1s essen­tial. m~ \lo Ork ts m) bread and buucr m) c..-at ng out and shopping 1s \loh~t gncs me plasurc. and ot course, m) ~c\ual Jes1rcs and rclauonsh1p nc'-·ds must be sausticd lf&n)thmg i!ClS m the \\-a~ of"hat "'I* \\ilnt. thl'1l ll must be s:icnticcd \\c ha'c hccomc u so~:n:t~ tha1"orsh1ps1t.~lf and "hat It can do for one's o"n needs and dcsirc'S. It "" \\ere hvmg on the days of the Old or ~e" T c'Slarllent. the prophets \\ould Ja\\cl this a' a :.<>e1et} ol ldolatr) Jr "e \\Orsh1p anythong other than the li\lng God. \\C arc 1dola­tcrs ·1 hings that \\C c.m \\-Orsh1p mdude I *Our Right,.• :!. *Our Freedom• '\ •our Time• 4 "Our Self' and the list goes on ,.\~ort10n 1s another Mumhling blocl to hdp us '.\CC what our soc1ct) 1s d"dhng on In our !i>clfl'.\hncs.\ \\-C do m.m) th111gs to male our lhcs more .tei.:c:ss1hk 10 the comcmcnccs of ·1fo I don't tx·hc\C (ind 1s tool mg at lhc abortion is.sue as much as God 1s lool..mg ot <iod's pco· pk stui::l 111 un .llt1tudc of selfishness and control Thc'.\C arc dcstrui.:t1'~ ~ha' 1ors as IOJUn· c 'd..:. tlh If \\-I.'.' remain m th~ stak'S our spmt "ll" :"'IC' Vi"":: "on;c'> •c r-:"'r'"' '..:!cath r Ji.: '· JCtl\C than 3 ph)SICal death? ()OC IS lctnpora '''11.: Ci c· ,' IF\ Ol WOlLD L!Kf TO \SK THE PASTOR A Ql FSTIO'.'i, WRITE: REV. JANET PARKER, MARA '\A:\THA f'FLLO\\ . SHIP \KC, P.O. BOX 667032, HOUSTO'\, TX. 77266-7932 18 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30, 1995 Proud people partied last weekend; patriotic parties being planned At Grn'f':V thL recrptwn for the Parade Grand Marshals wtth many mtmberJ of the Cour1 Ho uston Soap B) C AROLY:-0 ROBERTS HouJton Vo1CeJHouston There IS life after pride week• Past Events rhere were a zillion proud people on Montrose thn past Sunday for the parade' I loved the ponk triangle' up and down \\ es1he1mer1 Joh well done the Pride Crmmt11ee of flous1on and all the ~weaty pan1c1pant'i! SJ A JI ('<Jtlonal Lea1her A"oct all n llou'SIOn) sure J..no'.li'i how to 1hrnw • pa<ty " llou\l..>n', 11~1 \JI " WJS hdd al the: Venture \i last l·ri da) 1 The demo " "ere vcr) e\c111ng J1d nformmg1 Congrats to all' rhos pas1 SoturdJy a1 the Ven1ure­N, Don Gtll Productions and the "omen nl FIS r (I ema es In Search of rroub Cl prese•lled "A Hot Lea1her N.ghl Sho" ' fh1s ""'a heneft1 for the Loving Arms l•oundat1on nn 1he HST Tille Holders Travel Fund Over S500 was ra>Sed The 'h"" was very 111 llattng and entcriaonong fhanks to "ay I o many people to l1St 1 C ongrals are rn order to Lauren Taylor She 1s t~e ne" 'M"' Hous­ton l·emale lmpersona1or." 1he 111le won at Hea\en a \l;eek ago' \Vear that crown w11h pride! Gen tr) "as the place 10 be las1 Tues day Papa Del hosted and the RSJCSS catereJ a delightful parly for 1he Jlous1on Pride Week Grand Mar shJls' It was a super time, and l1m ol really good food and fun people Regina Dane has taken ano1her 1111e1 Congra1s on being the ne" M "' Har­ns Count) at Large' Friday, June 30 The ho1 and hunky Boy Toy dancers t•ke the "•ges at Gentry Ion ght from 6 00 p m un11I I 00 p .m. The \eQtu<e :-< 1s a grea1 place 10 start your weHcnd off' There IS ample, lighted and secured parkmg and a great space 10 part) m• Slop m and sec all the ne" triendly laces hehind the har• They have power hou" from 5 00 p.m 10 7 00 pm. wuh SI 50 well , beer and "me' Club Phud, as on y Power Tools can! Checl 11 out on Friday :\1ght'! Rich 's has trash do<co this and e\O<) Friday n1gh11 The doors open a1 9 00 pm The ToyBox has • Country Coo km ' m1111 -buffet tonight' Donne I arourd 5 00 p m Saturday, July I Tonight a1 Pac1f1c S1ree1, 9.00 p m, , you can meet 1he con1es1ants for Mr Texas Drummer? Schmooze w11h these hot lea1her men and help raise nwncy for 1he Q·Palrol al the Lock-Up par1y• Frunds of th' p,1 Patrol fhe Super Sa1urda) Shn"' at E/J's 1t1n1gh1 hoasts the talents ot Charlie l.one1, Ca11a Lee Love, and T1tlany Brooks-Moss Bayou C11y ' 95 The show IS hosted by the New M"' Life Today 95 ("hn finally gol a 111le 10 'omethrng beliu.Je, her Crown V1c ­torra) Brittany Paige! Show time i\ IJ ·OO p m Gentry has a new drink \pecial!! Double well drinks in 1all glaS\es tor only S4 until 10 00 p rn Afler cool­ing down from 1he Te.a\ heal "tlh those Teus siled cod1a1ls, te1 the hot and steamy male dancers heat you up' The steam rises star1 ng al I 0 00 p m The men of 1he Te\3s Renegades "'" be guest bartendong tonight on the pa110 of the Bra/Os River Bottom Scoot out 10 the palto alter 9 ·30 pm and give 'cm a 1Jn,.dy1 I..111's ha!!. surer-se't.y, female, almost nude dancers tonight' They onl) admu females' It ts f·emme de f·emmc' Clip out the coupon 111 this issue to gel m free• 1·.•rn 's 1' located at 112 Travis. TT. s Star Cabarel lea1ures the talents of Erica 1 ~ne a- MC. Pa1v1 Lee Love Tara Own Tra"y and t\ngcl how Uarls I 0 00 r •n Sunday, July 2 Who will II be' Who will be 1he new Mr. Te;c:as Drummer'' Go 10 Pac1hc Street ronight and find oul! Leather woman and comic, Shann Carr, will MC, w11h a special appearance hy Ke11h llunt­M r. ln1erna11onal Drummer. rhe conte'I \larl' al 9:00 p . rn ' Love Mu<ele " n1gh1' al Heaven . Ton1gh1' s fea1ure " porno s1ar Ryan Idol lie will he 'howing ht< as,ets al 11 ·00 p .m. , and pho1os and au10- graphs "1'1 be S5 donated lo AIDS char111es . The Mon1rose Mining Company has terriltc beer specials 1oday and tomorrow. Domestic longQecks are only SI or you can pay the op11onal $2 buy m and receo>e 25c refill\ of Miller I.lie Draf1 Such a bargain Jor those of us on a shoes1rong budge11 Eddie Taylor, Cand1da1e for Mr IGRA '96 will be hoqing a fun dra1<er 1on1gh1 a1 8:00 p_m, at 1he Bra­zos River Bollom• l"d love 10 tell you who ehe will be on 1he show, but Eddie " sooooo busy, he hasn't gollen those names to me yet 1 J R's Bar and Grtll has a new drink special today. 99C for Vodka Juice drinks from noon unlll II :00 p m. At 11.00 p.m_, Ko ft makes 'cm take 11 off for the weekly Jockey shor1s contesl Over on the San1a Fe \Ide, Marsha Carlton doe' Broadway 11;how tunes \lar11ng al 6 00 p .m. ''F1e,1a de Julw All Star Show" w11h 'pec1al gueq Victoria We\l will grace 1he \!age al Gen1ry 1on1gh1 Th" " a heneltl tor A V L.S . Show ttme " S·OO p rn. Aller 1he shn", \ttck around tor the 'upcr-,e•y Sunday frenzy male strip conic<! al I 0 00 p . m. II sounds ltke a lull evening's entertainment tonight at Gentry There ts a tun day planned 1oda) at 1he l.azy J BBQ "111 be ready about noon, and a shn" starls at 3 00 p m. II.ii and Jim cook up one hctk ot a spread e-.ry Sunday at the \eniure-N lhc menu changes every wcel! Grull 1s scn·c:J al 5.00 p m , l'lth hlue h~h1 spc coals un1tl II 00 rm Temple Rtses 1on1gh1 al Rich's. Monday, July 3 lhc wed.I)' Jd1 t tourname111 at Club 403 \tans at 8 Oo p rn S4 en1ry fee and the bar matches 1he pol' l>rummer Afceu~ocl 1 Tonogh1 at Pacific Street, they arc offering no CO\ICr 1f you <i1rc in ero1ic leather' The less 1he he11er Doors open at 9 .00 p .m Honky Tonk night\ are '1111 groovm ' at Gentry. They have free pool, free JUke box, almO\I free Cuervo shots .. S2 , almosl free schn•PP' · .. 75C , and almost lree Miller J.11e long necks .SI Thi' 'pecoal runs Mon day and Tue\day nights! Pa1vi ts lhe hoste" 1nn1gh1 at h/J ·, for 1he weekly male \lrtp con1e'1. You can see the 'hrny hrneys al II 00 p m Tuesday, July 4 'Come and Git 11! .. The Bra10' River Bo11om will be havtng a tradi ­tional 4th of July bullet 1h" after noon from 3.00 p .m unttl 6 ·00 p m Celebraie your 4th 1n 1he country way. at the BraLO\ Raver Bottom . "lndepen-Dance" 1on1gh1 al Heaven The doors open at 9:00 p.m . At 10:00 p.m , love, from South Beach, Tiffany Aroeagus will 1an1al1ze you, Donna Day will daZ71e you, and Coco will charm you! The Ripcord is having 1heir 1rad1- 1ional July 4th BBQ 1h" aflcrnoon s1ar1ing around 2:00 p m J.R 's Bar and Gnll oflers $1 dome<· 11c longnecks all day and all night . Kofi takes the stage a1 11 ·00 p ,m_ for the weekly s1np conte\I $200 lo 1hc conte\t wrnners and at m1dn1ght. "grab for ca>h ' tn 1he boolh loaded up Wtlh $500, I love Tuesdays• I love Cuervo' I love Mary'\ 1 I wl\h every day was rucsday, \o at M ar~'<;; I could get S2 Cuervo every day• Bui, dun'1 1ell on me , Chances has $2 Cuervo every day JUSI for me (and you 100)1 Wednesday, July 5 Tonight at 1hc: Montrn\C ( oun el ing Center, l1cen!r.ed ma\sage ther ap!SI Marc Ganner will speak and demonstrate on "Ge1t1ng Ruhhed 1he R1gh1 Way." This " free, hu1 dona11ons arc rcque<1ed ('all 529 0037 for more tnfo. The Weekly Wednesday W1en1e Waivers War atcac l\ Gentry in a wicked way wow• The torsi \hOI\ are fired at I J.00 p m. , w11h Calta "' 1he referee . Hump day and n1gh1 a1 Maiy'' otfers you happy hour prices .111 day and all n1gh1' Thursday, July 6 Club 403 h.- Rounne Lee Love on s1age 1on1gh1 hosttng 1heor weekly talent search Ca,h pr11e' are given' Be 1herc by 10:00 p .m. If you would like lo he '"lhe 10:30 rm \how h'llh /)Q}Dt' HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30. 1995 19 Announcements, occasions and the usual dirt Ari hrlptng raise mnnev for the Lown.I( Arms Foundatwr Houston Soap, Part II The Kolbe Hou'c "' Healing service 1s tonight at 7 :00 p .m. David Crank, 0 . 1-.M • will be leading the healrng seni1ce with prayer and anointing . Plea-e call the Kolbe !louse at 522-8182 1f you would like more info Other Important Stuff Saturday Sunday ~onday and Tue..,Llay . 4 day' of tun, sun, wienies and buns will take over the Club Hous· ton . fh" 4 day long pool party features 1 complimentary catered BBQ and bev · erages! Ihe big blov. out on the 4th will have door prizes, water volleyball. party favor\, and v.ell , many other thing' I would il~e tu tell you about. but I can't. bcc1u..,e they arc just too wild! Leave II to the Damion Diva and his devoted lrit3H to throw one heel of a party I You ought to be: 1n p1crnrcs1 Men and women , age' 18 to 50's arc needed for a gay 'oap opera pilot '' movie Call 445- 7500 to \el up your aud11ion! l·I Palai.:10 ha' a coupon 111 this l\'\uc' Be 'urc to check then hnurs of opera lion' The) are open Monday-Thurs· day. II 00 a.m. tu 2:30 p.m . and from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p m l·nday and Sat urday untll m1dn1ght! If you would like to make a re.enat1on . c all 522·5041 Gentry ha., 1n1roduced a whole new line up of drank ~pcc1ah that nov. run until 10:00 p.m. every day. Check out their ad on page 5 for all the details Welcome David McDav1d Honda as a new advcruser tn the Houston Voice . If you arc looking for some new 1ranspor­tat1on, call Edward Alderete at 948· 1900. Brasil has 'ome of the 1ast1es1 coffee 111 town! They open at 7:00 am. so you can get your caffeine fix for the day. Bra­sil is located on the corner of Dunlavy and Wcsthe1mer. Mark those calendars! July 28th, 8 00 p.m. Bernadcue Peters and the Pop' will be performing at the Cynthia Wood' M11chell Pavilion. Call 363- 3300 for t1det info .. Angel!\ in America•• ts \llll at the Alie) fheater Call 228 8421 for 11cke1 info 81"1UO 224 has a coupc,rn in 1h1\ i\sue. A friend and I had lunch there last v.eek. The Ga1ll1n Shnmp was ~crumpt1ous! John [ltnt'' 1dt"Z. and Lorry Arbo, two '-Ir Gulf Coast Drummtrs Incest is btst" J~ff and Thu.mptr al tht Tt>\' Bo:t The atmos.phere 1s clean and cri!\p. with prompt and frieodl) -erv1cc. Call 529· 3224 for reserva11ons. and info. On July 9th , a group" geuing together to go to che BullPen Room at the Dome. Call Deba@ 861·1829 before the group meeting on July 9, 4 00 p.m. to get more info . Will the ever so handS(lme man that received a refrigerator magnet with the "Red ll1·llecl'· 'hoe on 11 please call the Hyde Park Gallery'' You can trade m your parade g1vc ·away tor the real full· size piece ol art. Call Larr) Crawford at 526 2744 for all the detail" .. M'" K111y L111er II .. will be at EtJ's on July 16th This 1s a tundra1scr for the Pel Patrol It you would like more info , call Brittany Paige at 710-4343 . Al'o on the 16th, the annual Chmtm3' in July tundra1\er 1s al the Braros Raver Bollom Call the RRB IO ~el more into July 9th at the 61', there will he a fun dra"er tor LY! PWA Jlol!Jay fund ancJ lh~ G 11 S\l.1lch hoard Put th1' one in your calcndar1 Birthdays & Anniversa­ries Ed and Jell ol (;.)J's arc celebrating I'm 1ust ust1ng ' 22 years together on July 4th! I bet they Sllll sec fireworks! Happy Birthday Uncle Bunlo, Jim Lockhart! I'm glad you have a ltfetlmc supply of Oil of Olay to keep you look­tng sooooo young! Marlene. Mark. What should we call you! How about old' Happy Birthday to Marlene at Chances! Trudi of Alternative Visions is hav· 1ng a birthday 100! Happy Belated Birthdays to The Good Fairy of the Venture N fame. and to Nor-man \ ', als f the Venture :-; Rodent Droppings The boy' ha.e found a ne" fHorlle food! Pasta. wuh olive 011 on It! I "'ent to give Ratrat a piece, and well the l1llle critter almo\t tool m} finger\ off! Harvey wa\ more en1hus1ast1c "h1ch " krnda 'cari becau>e he 1s a BIG rodent! Later, we let them out to play~ Pasta \ure male\ Harvey mean! l ucly for Ratrat, he "not big and stupid like Harvey, but quick and good "uh tacu cal play! lie get> Harvey real p1s,ed. then goe~ in a place \I.here he can't flt rn101 Anywa} . af1er lhe pasta treat I found lots of rodent dropptngs' Herc are JU St a fe"" · Erica Lane tl..azy J): I heard you •"'cat 'o much that }'Our dre~" became "'hite and you became purple' Spot (611) R1d1ng( or should I '3) sliding) while under the 1ntluence 1s a bit dangerous . But I gues.s. )OU tound that out after hilting 2 parled ca" and then getting hll by a moving one while tryrng to ride your bicycle I bh>ck 1 Haven't you hit lhe pavement enough 11mes by no"' ·> Steve (Gentry) I haven t had the chance to tell )OU I ltle )Our ne\I. do' George (Baby Barnab) 's)' All pumped up and nov.: where to go" fhat was quite a stunt you pulled after fallmg llat on your face. removing all your clo1hes. and showing all of Montro!'e your per sonal pans! Keep 11 up" Gil (611) Who wa' 1ha1 golfgeuus man )OU v.erc wuh and does your husband know 1 M "' l\'ahama OlRRt \\ hy ""'I 1old that you s111g111g "I Wanl a Man \OUOd\ more like an animal caught 1n a trap '! Jerry (Mary">: What's tht' about the u earmaqer '" and you pulling otf h" no1zle • Sal (Hang> at the 611): Wh) do )OU keep getting Spot wet? And v. ho 'lccp> in the wet Spot'! Scou Lewis (800 Pacific Street): I JUSI can't 1mag1nc you pushtn& the lawn mower around your front yard' Can' t you work out some kind of barter agreement with your new neighbor Pedro? I m sure you can persuade him! Bart (611 )- Green eggs and ham'/ Enquiring minds what to know• Yvonne (Hang' at the 611 ) : Sperm facials are best done an private. not at l.ooA M hl'I I found hangrn& ar tht Ript ord Ste\~ tPS)-Vr'hat a hot crotch )'Ou ha'~ the ferllht} chn1c' Jerrel (Club Hou<ion) I'm gonna \tart calling )OU "Speed Racer · smce )OU got that ne\\ c.ar! You ha\e flo\\n b> me several ume-. at well above the $peed hmu' But. you do look reall) cute in your illlle yellow ragtop' Alma (hang' at the 611) Whats the matter . . . Alma· mater'? Philip (Gentr)) What did )OU do while ) ou were in Dallas to earn 1he new lltle of " Bad Bo)?" I JUSI love " bad boys • Bill Havard tBRB) What ts this I hear abcut \'era going ups11u., on Wednes day lD(lming to wale you up aad )OU were v.eanng those baby-doll p11ama' ~11ke (BRB) ga\C )OU for Christma.~ I wish I had been there with a camera' Lulu (E J s)' I understand you hl\e a ..,ecret admirer who 5end ... )OU a rose e\er) day 1 What does your hubb) thml ahou1 thl!-., ,-.;anci (Bile ~le) FD rd \\ hy do I have your name and Blue underwear scrib hied rn m) nl')lt." bool. 1 JT (PS). I heard )OU got a nev. be<'.1 .\~did all nt ) our neighbors! I think you nC'cd lo mvesl m a gag 1 I'm l mda glad that ~ ciu no longer live next door to me1 \\.e \lrOUld have the a 0 ~ho can \Cream t':Je loud· est" \lrar on our hand\! Who "'a' the luc:ly gu)'' Bob ala Buff) (So1ourn,,. Ju>t a tiny triple! Talk about pushy. makmg iour Thumper buy huge Mart1n1 gla,.cs JU'l for you. chen inscrucung him rn "1ar· uni IOI! I thought you were JU\! a 'hy kind a of guy! NOTll' ! Tom (Ripcord): I'm gomg to make you eat your camera! Rabblll (611)' So. you have a new hole' Good luck working at the 611' Kip (PS) . Happy Vacat1on 1 I wish I could take another one1 See ya m Augus.t. Pete Martinez (Name• Project) You looked IOO cute m that little red wagon' Damion (Club Houston) Lel\c 11 to a ~1ze queen ltle you to have a Macl 1rud. a ... a float in the parade' The btgger the better! Have a great ~eel' Huggs and kisses Cucrvol) n 20 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30, 1995 r Dallas choral groups combines I talents for Family' CD Music Review 81 JOH" REED II us1011 \rout Jlouston Def111ng fam been thinking about. 'Over The Rain· ho" ' is sung well by the Women's Choru~ bu1 suffers an overly stylJZed arrang<­ment. m1-;,ing the innocent s1mphc- 1ty of the JJd) Gar­land rend1t1011 that w II al"'a) s be the benchmark ver - s1on Some· 1ly ' in a mus1ca format the most recent re,ord1ng o( 1he famed Tunic Creek Chorale of Dallas , Teus offers an immensely pleas TUaTLI Calllt CMtaALI where ' from We<t Side Stor}°' 1s offered ma ver) per­ant hour plus of recorded music Join mg lhe Women s Chorus of Dallas, and UQdc:r the combined an1"11c d1rec 11on of Dr r molhy Seel g, the TCC offers fourteen songs to bnghten ) our summers listening . S•m1lar to some of the earher eight recordings by our lricnds to the north "Family" touches on gay and lesbian theme!'. in song In several ways . this reviewer has enJ<.yed thts currenl offering over the earlier ones. First of all, many of the songs are fam1har already to us , be"'ause of their mnate musical qual uy, allov.mg one 10 recall the flrsl l•me that you heard the song whom you were v.r1:h ""here you were and all 1ha1 has gone on afterwards The over 300 smg ers and 1nstrumental1sl5 were assemhled on March II 1995. in the Meyers n Symphony Center in Dal la< On m) Cl> cop). the expected 90 dh or ~re t c:r )ITIOllnl of QUlt'"llOl! W:l" !"·es c 11 ani.J Ywllh a v..1Je dynamic range tree of 11 11\:.:ahle d1s1ort1on I 11stened It• I.le(. Don a l11gh end home ~1c:rel ")'~ 1cm w ~h rive channel surround ~apa tnlny as well a~ an upgraded auto "'Y"· tern \\ h1le not made for "'urround sound 1hc spatial qualll) of the rccor.Jmg was excellcn1 and .\hould prtl\ t.Je a rcallst1c source o( ch<lral music on JUSt ahout an~ playback S\o·,. tern Having lhe treble and ba's Ire quen.1es boo<led by five to e1gh1 db seemed to enhance the playback real· tsm As m1gh1 be ant -•pated wuh 300 smgers and as I have no11ced \\ tth increasing f<equenc) "'1th the TCC recordings as lhe size c-f the choral group gro\\s the-.. ""dS at limes becomt: blurred and tlaruy of diction 1s n11!.' mg on many f 1-ie songs {The "-Ord" to ix f the lourleen songs are included rn Che l•ner norcs) The song "Fam1 ) " approprialel) beg :lS the album. The v.e1 lno"n "'ong from "Dreamgirls is offered 1n a friendly, upbeat mood 1> llh an ncel icnt mstrumenul background tha1 never mtrudes en the: voices ~· s.:crel Love" by Pau \\ehster and Samm) Fam 1s nex1 and ft:a1url!s onl) lht' malt: voitcs to a scns111vc ptano. string and wood"' ind accompany The mood of this song should encourage lhe die hard s ngles ,, the l1Stening aud1 ence 10 head out 1hc door of lheir home and find 1ha1 special person 1hey have sonal ma~nc< that bespeaks of 1he uniqueness of a gay and Jco;;b1an love rela110nsh1p The "Peace Waltz " was wruten by 8111 Mays w11h text by Dianne \.1ower and offered to celc hrate the 15th annive"ary of the TCC. I found the muS1c 10 he ple3'ant but bland , non descnp1 and hardly on a par of most ot the: other songs in the album . "When I I all In Love" begins with a ~mall numllcr of male VtHCC\ and bene­fits from the clearer J1ctrnn of the small ensemble ' To love and To Be Loved'" 1s a shon. three minute. ren­d 111on. of an old standard I wa; not fam·ltar "'llh song number e1gh1 "Behold the Hills of Tomorrow," by Stephen Sondhe11n ThlS song sounded to he more at home 10 an epic mouon pn:ture 1han m collecllon ot •• tam1ly .. songs The surprise of the collec11on was the lop notch singing of .. I l\m Your Sister·· hy 1he Women < Chnru< ol D•llas The lyrics and ffiU'i.IC are ir:.trone ani.J c~ n a rnoq appe.1l1'1g and practical mes\age lor women and men rl11" 15 the typt: of song that you tou1.·'1 the repeat button on the CD to hear again .. Love Don't !\'ecd a Reason"' ha'i a t1nl~ hlend of cho· rus vo1c.es soh' sis. and 1011.trurnen talists . r'1c Women Iii Chorus returns alone to "'"g Wind Beneath My Wmg<' ma light a,d a1:y style I would rec.ommend havmg a Prozac or Zol· oft 1able1 al hand for the sensitive and so 1rue to "eal life rcndu1on of num· ber twelve song, If I Had Only Kno"' n • The scng speaks espetia I) close 1 anyone "ho has lost a lo>ed one prematurely The male sol31st has a trnc masculine voice One IS ahle to lower their emo11onJI level wuh 'iong number thirteen, 'l·vcryth1ng Poss1llle . which 1s a nondescript entry rhe fmal selcctrnn is a modern \ersion of the c1v1l rights movement anthem .. We Shall Overcome ' This 1s one song tha1 "'•I make )"OU want to turn the \Illume up. sing along , and enioy 1he bass per,uss1on on )Our playback 'ystem The verse .. We Shall Live in Peace" •~ in .. 'uded The presenta· tion has a s1t11ng·around·thc-camp· fire leel to •t (The record ng of "I am:ly" ma) he obtamed b) m31I for under S20 by euher telephoning loll free 1·800-746· 4412. or '"'ting Turtle Creek Cho· rale PO Box 190806 Dallas TX. '5219) n AT T I. I n r by Cap Iversen Gay gunslinger Dakota Taylor will do anything to get his stolen Colt .44s back, including pinning on a tin star as deputy shenff But Dakota learns lhe man he's after is innocent. And you can't let an innocent man hang. RATn.ERI by cap Iversen SI.SS n toalC:ra. or""""' dn ad with SJO.CO (pasE;)aid) to cwder by 1n1t ~on l'L.!lllcatlOn.5, Dcpl. HOPE EVERYONE HAD A SAFE II HAPPY GAY PRIDE WEEICZ ; . ~; . ~; Sunday July 2 SPM Eddie Taylor presents ?????? 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HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30, 1995 21 22 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30. 1995 Interview with Tony Kushner, continued ... t on~ g1vin"' leiiis rha, they have m the pa!-it So 1t•s gre.u to see u thcat c 1h.11 ' s rc~lly work ng and doing good 1h:ngs. }t'J. )"uu're hi1:hlJ po/iticalfrom tt.·hat I can ull from tlringt that l'•·e read about you. /11 JO Ur be\t o/M-·orlds, -..:hat would you cut to halant·e the budget, and .. :hat w()u/d .vou incrta.\t? I "'c.1ul<ln·1 biJlan1.:e 1he Ou<lget > ou K-·ouldn ·1 balance llie budgn? B111Jncmg the Oudgcl '' an d1011c idea from rogh1 wing Rcpubl can'. Well 1herc's no other kind of Rcpubllc.rn. It c\lmcs from ril!ht wm,g people v.-ho 11rc bao;;1cally rn1crc,1cd m fo1.:u,mg the wealth of lhl'~ country m the hand'i of a very very "'mall numtu:r of people who alrcJ.dy have u lot of money. and de stroymg lhc live' of lhc re'I of u' I Use for Special Parties or Even IS. 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IMC. • Alignment • Brakes • 1hmlr.. th..tl 1 "s hoax \\.c"rc 1hc onl)' countr) 1 1hc v.orld al 1~i~ po1nt. 1hat"' 1rymg 10 hal cc !he bud gel \\ c have a 1ller debt load than most mdu,tr1 ti countne' I think that almost any of them \Ve have very. \.Cf) tin) ta'e' comp~1rctl to mo"it 111du,trial dcmo{;ra <.·1cs 1\nd, ot c·oursc. ,1, u rc,ull, thing' wod.. much less well here than they do ever)"' here else. I mean. I '\.c JU't 'pent four "'eci...s in Europt:' where you have train' that w ori... .ind clean street' and people .1ren'1 'hooting e.ieh other on the streets .111d SLhou1s .ure good and p~oplc are cdut.:alcd und nohody"s 'tarving to death on street corners. ll's a shod.. mg contr.tst with AmcncJ I don't think tha1 there s :1hsoht1ely .tn) need "'hat· "oever to al this parttculJr momenl SCHOOL'S OUT by Dan Woog bal rn ....... -dcc1- I lh nl. 1hcrc's a good reason 1101 to drl\C the dctn.:11 into the- tnlhon'i. hut we all know It wa\ thc Repuhl cans anti not the Dcmocrnts "'ho did 1ha1. Righi. ,\nd that s done hy tn'i.UlC le\. ch ol <lefcn,c spending, \.l.hi1.:h 1s \.l.h). \.l.hile these people arc t;.di...rng ahtHll halunc· ing rhc hudge1.1hc) 're uho t;,tlk1ng uhout funding the R 2 homhcr h JU'I 'how, thc lev('I ot complete 1111.:ohcn.·1H.:c and msanity ol th" 'Aholc thing I mean, v. hat's real I) 11nport.1111, "'hat reJlly will SU\. e I his country. v.. hat" 111 rc.ll ly make 1h1' countq v.ork JS :Jdcqua1e levC"ls of funding tor C"du,ation anJ to help O\.'Cr come the cftci.:t unwng ,·ommun111cs ot the poor of r;1l·1sm ;:anJ cconom1l- IOJU' America's schools are filled with gay men and lesbians: students, teachers, principals, coaches, and counselors who face enormous challenges each day. Journalist Dan Waag interviewed nearly three hundred people in this timely exploration of the the people, places, and programs that make the 1990s such a crucial decade in American education. 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I think "-C 'hould ta'\ the -.hil out of the ru.:h bccau-.c the} 'vc goltL'll .1wa) tor the l.l\t 14 )Car .... 15 years. 16 ~cars \lfll'C Reagan wi1h paying nothing I 1h111k v.c'\e hht billion-. ol dnll~trs tor th.11 I (Co11111111ed) GIVE HIM AN UNFORGETIABLE GIFTI ~T. (713) 237-1T77 "Just off the Gulf Fwy at Park Place" Mark Gartner, RMT# TR8905 GEAALO (JERRY) SHAW 235 N Sampson Funeral DirectOt'iEmbalmer Houslon, TX noo3 BUYING OR SELLING YOLRHOME CALL BRUCE CHAMBERS 768-3032 FOR ALI Ol YOl 'R REAJ,_J.;STAH, NEEDS SERVING OUR COMMUNITY FOR 8 YEARS SWILLEY-HUDSON CRAD DUREN, M.D. 1213 Hermann Dr., Suite 4 30 (713) 520-0653 Internal medical practice offering discreet confidential care to the community. mcludmg l IIV/AIDS d1agnosllcs & therapuucs HEALTHCARE FROM THE HEART ,, ; 2 Doz. Long stem roses $19. 99 ~ Ill/ topiaries 20% off Plants clay pots - on sale! Worldwide Delivery Floral arrangem11nt1 for all occa1ion1 FTD Wire Service and local delinry Fresh Qrt Flowers Terra Cotta Pottery Bed<i'lg Plants Topiary Artnals Trqical Plants HarVJg Baskets Vases, Cards, Gft Ideas & more ,. 111 Westhvimvr (near Montrose Boalvvard) , (713) 529-6050 ' ,. - ,,,. r_~~._~..,., ,...--~~~. .....- -~~..-.~IWO.IO:.w&--J I Researchers say syndrome can destroy the lives of survivors (Continued from Page I) Sandra Jacoby Klein, M.A., M.F.T has 20 years experience in grief 1her apy has had her research findings into AIDS Related Multiple Loss Syn­drome repeatedly published In pro­fessional journals aimed al fellow therapists She began working with AIDS survivors in I 982 at the AIDS ProJeCl·Los Angeles There, on June 7 1h1s year, she was keynote speaker to The Spmlual Advisor Group Mul1i­Fa11h Conference To The Clergy Of The Greater Metropol11an Los Angeles Arca lo recogn1Ze and prop­erly treat the AIDS surviving popu­lation Klean warn~ that such multiple lo\ses often lead survivors to turn inward, w11h long-term and some- 11rnes irreparable consequences 1nclud1ng emotional numbing, depression. 1nahllity to emote. and pervasive expressions of pess1· m1srn, cyn1c1sm, fatalism and inse curity related personal11y changes. "Gay survivors face a number of unique issues related 10 their mul11ple losses throughout the AIDS pan­dem 1c ." Klein continues, "The grieving process for gay survivors of ind1v1duals who have died from AIDS is qu11e different from the tra­ditrnnal model of grief and mourn­ing. with numerous obstacles to effective resolution." She documented that compound­ing the loss of friends and loved ones are the difficulties of often having lo hide the importance of friendships that were often homosexual affairs, or hiding the c1rcumsunccs of death from co workers and other~ 1hat ordinarily would be the source of some support during the difficult tunes ••Most importantly. most dis­a~ ters have an ending. with clearly defined pha;es of recovery and rebinh. For the survivors of multi­ple lo""' due 10 AIDS, there ha> been no post trauma:· Klein explained, "Jn<l1v1<luals who lace lo"' after loss rc:alu11call) cannot lie expecced to hounce bad., as each grie,·1ng process n ~omroundeJ by the one hef re It and rs complicated b)' the an11c1pa11on ot more lo ... ome There IS insufhc1en1 lime belv.een traumas 10 wor~ 1hrouih lhe CJmplex grief process \\hen as•cd "hat percentage or 1hc ga~ communuy has hee'l 1ouched by 1he s} ndrome H11erl.e replied ··r J n'I l.no"W an) one "-hn ha•rn 1 heen affected hy t'1c-.c loS,C\ (f· d 1tor "s Note · The Po'lt I\ e HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30. 1995 23 2 Full HouRs 0Nly $4 GET TliE BEST foR LEss Hot 1-on-1 STUDS "Anything Goes" Group Action Uncensored Voice Mail Boxes Bulletin Board Rotates every 6 Hours FREE Trial FREE Voice Mail Boxes FREE Info itt:m~ i~~:~ 713-778-6666 MAN MAN! 1-900 820-879 S4 the 1st minute & 65C each additional 2hr access for I min. cost press oplrnn ·•g" $50 Monthly Subscription Unlimtted Access (Vtsa/MC, Checks. MO) 713-778-6666 t8• • Mult1Channel • (214) 761-6066 Dan B11erle MA, Ml· CC, has his pn· vale practice in San Diego and worls 20 hours per "eel at CIACCIO Memo· rial, an lllV cl1111c \\'hen a'led 1f he agreed with J...le n's tindangs B11- erle replied ··1 1h~olu1el)' agree. Gay people n then 30's are dealing ""uh dcvelopmcnlll 1ssue1rri th al pre v10ush only eh.leu dea1t with. II 1s a loss of lheir mid life pha:-.e where pe(lpfe should he 1hr1\'lfl(! Man\ people los1 their ndolcscen<:e when 1hcv were ~a), and 110\1. 10 deal w11h so many people d~1ng 11s a lo" of focus mg on 1hr1v111g I think II could elfccl thc11 life lnr the rest nf their lives."' When a"kcd 11 he meant the 'yndromc could put a survnor into a negative rut lor lhc rest of their lives B11c1 l.e co11111wcd . Sure, 111 tact the rut "'elf ca~ lead IO risly (and fatal) sex ua hehav10r C:ho11.:1::-. WellnL'llo) Program "111 -~-~~­Klein 1ntcrprc1cd mull1plC' los' in a hroadcr sense to reflecl the man} other l) pes ot AIDS related losses that inteuct and reanforce one another such as loss of sense of commun1t\, loss of sexual freedom, loss ot hope tor the tu1ure loss of employment s1ab1l1l) due 10 the stigma allached to III\' and AlllS, h»s ot privacy and per· ~onal power result111g from the 'out· 1ng 0 ' ol sc\ual or1enta11on when Ill\' ,tatu' hccomcs known, and loss of per,on' 'ittll alive due to dl\ease· prc!>cnt a "-Orl.shop 11tlcJ Keep111g It f"ogethcr (In A World !·ailing Apart) on Wedne,da), Jul) 19 at them Mct1opol1tan Multi-Ser\ ice Center 1475 West Gra~. trorn 7 00 9 00 p m !he "Ori.shop w II fo<us on coping with stress and loss issues f r people I" tng "nh or affected by 111\/AIDS l:inphulS '"II focus on a"'arencss of feelings and 1ech­n1qucs tor management f grtet Pcs- 111ve Choices olfers free seminar:-. spunsored hy \ artouli communll} organ1zat1ons target ng people allecled b) ill\'/AIDS RS\P encour­aged, hut not required r or more infor­matrnn, call Ban Loeser at AIDS Foundation Houston, 623-6796 or Scou Clar• at llod) Po5111vc, 524- 2374) I Kushner, continued ... !funk \\C !t.houltl .dso <.:ut a 101 ot .,;orpu r.ih. "clhirC 11 these people rcall) be Ill'"- 1he frC'L" marke1 lei them P••} chcu ,1\\~\\ol\ lhcl,cnl..tgon saboulto P·•~ '\Im I hon 10 lhe l:'ioard of' 1rus1ecs 11 11 c..· \11r11n \tarictl.1 Corpor11tion to "l \L'I tlu:tr me gcr u>•·ils I h.u·s the en lln: 'I \ hudgc f'-1r lhc: 1trc I his slolt nc,cr •ch 1 .. di...ed ahout \nd ccrt.iinl~. dcstn>y1ng the I 1H~s o pour people 1" 1 1 gorni.: hl .... 1ve ,111) l11111g I h.ll v. Ill on!)' l: wsc..•, 1uknec..· .t11d 11111rricr) Dt'!'ihn) ing. rdu1...it111n in 1hi' \:ountr~ only guaran IL"C'' 1h.1I \\C \\I I ne\c..•r g\"t out ol our prc,i..·nl ddl1L'lllt1c\ \\c v.111 llhl he come ti 1Mt10n ol dl.!mh, decp.y ,tupid 1 <.: ornpetrnt people I Jwt \Ollll<h li4t• 11 1:n·C1t tit/,._ '"1\ /Ill• lliHI ,,/ tfrrph stupifl 111,·ompl'lt"lll pt·opfr." I Jrnul.. Hiii i·,·n· m1uh /"or ta/J... inx K·ith ,,,, •• Sure '''" )OU If< l 1hc p1L1urc "' } ou anti C /ytlt• /)rr.\frr \c.1h 1\1td Hiii .... ·au/ a t·opy. Ahsolu1C'I) (l .auJ.:hlt•r} I hop'' 11 111r11~ out • ''11joJ·e1/ tall..i1tR •t"itll you 11 /.11 I hanl\!-. You will ~end n • .i <.:op~ of thL' p1l·t11rL·· 1 ) 'e\, I 1/rn//. ()~.I\. /)o .vou K"lllll mt• to /(t'I ii 111wgr11phed for you htt C htfr /)rt• dt'r? \nu ~1011 ·, have It Jo 1h.11 CI •tu}:!h ICr) I cJ lll'I llkl lo have a <.:.OP\ ol II fl au1:hlt'rJ 04tn 11111111..1 a tt hofr lot. ( n .. u\ •rnrc 24 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 30 1995 'Angels' extended again; best Bette for the weekend; new TV project Arts & Enter­tainment Notes Due to C("int•nJed box office decnand lor A'1gcls rn Amer· oca.' the Alley The­atre has announced tha1 1hc productl n will be extended from us current frnal per formance d•le of Sunday. Jul) 9 to Sunda). Jul) 16 The extension also rncludes 1wo add~· t1onal mara1hon performance dales. Saiurday, Ju y 15. and Sunda). July 16 Dtborah Hopt as El11abeth Fuller and Annt" Quackenbush n1 Betit Davu Jn .\'t'w Jfr11ht1 Theattr!Tht Company We Keeps productwn of Mt' & Je:.ebel ~1arathons are dates in which thea ire-goers may sec be •h Part I "Mil lcnn1um Appr aches and Part 2. • Perestroika· tn one day wnh a din­ner break rn between Tickets range lrom 518 to 536 and may be ~hargcJ to MasterCard, VISA, Ame•1can Express . a'ld Discover· spcc1•I discounts are available to roups, f 10 or more for more rnforma· 11on on uc'-els rlcase t:.al the Alley fhc re Box O'ftce at (7131 228 842 or I 800 "" Al l [ r come by the Box 011 t..C al 61'5 rcxas Avenue 'le::.ebe/ · Jul) I & 2 N " lie I h ' r~ dnJ fht: Com \\c: Kl'.'t: 1 w1I pre e lhc South w 1 r.r.:: :u _ t: o ~k nu Jt:Lc:ht:I pw JJrn \.:Omc:d) h) El11ahc1h f·u lc:r fhc: play hasct. .. r. ,a true rnc1 dcnl of 1985 n which t~e legendary (1lm actrcs • Bette Davis. came to d111 ner at the playwr ght"s Connecticut home and Sla)ed lor lhuty-1"'0 Jay' Ortg nally a bool l·ullcr s charming two character rlav c~1oyed a sue cesstul e,gagcmcnl m 'iew Yorl al rhe Ac1, rs Pla)"house The plol of "Me and Jeubel" m1gl11 safely be summartzed b) asking 1he questwn Whal 1f \largo Channing came for d.nner and Baby Jane ,rayed for breakfast• This engaging eH ning of theatre reveals a side I \hss Davis· personal t) that was rare I) seen b) her vie"' tng public In a unique l>lend 01 comedy and pathos. "\le •nd Jezebel" depicts a Belle Davis who talcs charge ot lhe household and speaks hc:r mind on eve­r) 1hing from -~•Id-rearing aod sptr1 1ual1!im 10 Paul Newman and of course, Joan Crav.ford, A more vulnerable Da\·1s emerges as ~he reaclS 10 her daughters sca1h1ng hook and remt· ntsces abou1 the Hollywood she loves. The ~cw Hc1gh1S Theatre Compan) \\e Keep production Slars vc1eran Houston actors Anne Quaclenbush as Retie Davis, and Deborah Hope as fl1zahc1h FJ ler Ron Jones Art1!l· I c Director ot ~cw llc1gh1s 1s direct· ing \le and leLel>el ·· fhe production previews\ n July 1 and 3. "'· h a gala champagne ope, ~g nn Jul} ~ fiuho;;eqLJcnl pcrforman\..es \.\ 1 I he e ich Fr :Ja\ and ~alurdd) e\'e r.ine R 1 n p m """ Juh 2Q ''' u·r al"t: SI~' T11 red e 1w, 'lunJa .. per loflniln1.C'- 111 Julv l'l ~Ill.I l II 1 ("Op ".ll (I \..kch d t." SJ:• f1 ma~e rc"-cna i.ons or ror t1dd11wnal 1111 rma11 n. plea'< ph llC 869-8927 Audition Notice: Gay Soap Men and "omen, ages 18 through 50'>. are needed for a ga) soap opera p1lo1 pro· iect On Sa1urday. July 8 and Sunda) Jul) 9 11 4:00 PM., Three P111n1 Pro­ductions will hold audit ion' for the prnJt:CI s firsi phase a demons1ra· uon \'ldeo consu11ng ot selected scenes. 10 Ile produced an tfou,rnn in Scptem~er The soap's 2 hour TV movie p1lo1 and pr0Jcc1rd series are also to be produced in llous1on llead shot and credit' are ret1ucsted Audi· 11on'!i w1I• include 2-minute prepared monologues and cold reading from the scr1ru. Audttwns arc hy appoan1- men1 ~nl) Call 445 1500 ''" appotnl· ment time and locauon 1nlormauon r Man gets life Ill pnson for New !'/EW ORLEA:-iS, Friday, June 23 (AP)-Thc father or a young man whose aUaJ.:k.ers m1s1ool: him for a homosex ual 3'kcd •Jury to spare his son's killer. But the prosecu11on insisted on the death penally "There's been enough killing here; Willtam Balog testified Thursday Balog asked iurors 10 send Ronald Graves, ~5. 10 prison for rhe rest or his I.re for k1lltng his son, Joseph Balog, who .. as stabbed six 11mcs 1n the back and once in the chest during a 1993 French Quarter street fight •Part of me wants him to die but mosl of me doesn't," Wtlltam Balog said after lhc hearing "I told 1he Graves family at the beginning !hat I wasn '1 going 10 ask for 1he death penalty bu1 lhcy didn't believe me " Ass1S1ant D1s1ric1 Altorney Roger Jordan pressed for the death penalty. '"Wilham Balog may nol wanl II, but 11'5 lhc State of Lou1:,1ana that s prosecuting the case We're not prosecuting 11 for W1ll1am Balog," Jordan said The s1ate d1s1r1c1 courr 1ury con­'! Cted Graves of rust·dcgrce murder on Wcdnesda). On Thursday, the panel recommended a punishment or life imprisonment w 1th no chance for early release Balog 23, was killed abou1 5.00 a.m. CLASSIFIEDS To advertise in the Houston Voice Class<fieds call (713) 529-8490 or (800) 729-8490 1f not in Houston Office hours are 9 00 a m to 5 30 pm Monday through Fnday ANNOUNCEMENTS STUDIO 911 - A HAIR SALON Don Gill- (713) 521 -0911 - 77006 DATELINE MEET ELIGIBLE GAYS THE SAFE WAY Call the alternative dateline'! Pnvate screenings 1-900-988-8700, ext 2205 $2 99/min, 18+, 24 hrs. T-tone req Procall (602) 934-7420 HEALTH/FITNESS Professional Personal Trainer 12 yrs body butld1ng expenence Pract1t1oner/ Instructor of yoga. biofeedback and autogenics Bobby Woods 772·6160 (voice mail) 978·0844
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