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Title Houston Voice, No. 805, March 29, 1996
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  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
Publisher Window Media
Date March 29, 1996
Language English
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newspapers
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Transcript March 29, 1996 ISSUE805 A kly Community News Publication HGLPC endorses Bryant for Senate in runoff .... he I[ ~s n Ga} rnd lesh1an Pol111cJI Caucus \i tcd las~ wceK to endc·sc thrc­c• nd1datos for lhc Ap! I 9 run off elec- 1100 Al the I p ol 11e b. 01, l S. Reprcsen:­auve J hn 1:e.,. ;it was e tdor~ed m h h1d lor l S Senate Mu" c1pal Ju~ e [ mor \\al1ers was e. dorsed for 1h. 2 5th CIVIi D tract Court and (ou , f Cr m na Appea s clerk GHy T3) r re•e1ved the rod lor ( ourt, I Cr 111nal Appe Is , I' Jee 2 "The basis lor John Br)3nl s endorse ment 1s lus outsta11J111g record on gay and ... sb1an issues 11nd support for our com· munll)" said !!GI.PC Pros1den1 Pat Gandy "' lie has a proven 1rad. record as a member ol Congress and as the he~t cand1· date 10 unseat Senator Phil Gramm who ha\ a horr1hle record on c1v1I rights issues " The "1rack record referred to includes a '100 Percent " SCI re for Bryant's vol mg record from the Human R1ghb Cam· pa1gn, lhc largesl nallonal gay and le~b1an pollt1cal organ1Latwn Br}~nt also Brooks Egerton and M artba Flores, co-presidents of the Texas chapter of the National Gay and Lesbian ag-ced las1 v. eel to heLome a co sponsor of the l·mpl ymcnt ~on D1scnm nation ·\ct (l'NDAJ a b1l c•tcnd•ng feJe I emplO\ mcnt protections 10 c ve gay men anJ lesbians rcportedl) a<ter meeting " th epre'ien1a11vcs of Par cnts, 1-Jm1l) and Friends f I c h sand Gays (PFI AG) Democral A I Contrc as endor .:d for the March 2 p1 unary for II arr Coum) Shc11f<, "'111 retain llOI PC s suppori for the un ort. "We re proud 10 support Ari IN Sher- 111 ,"said Gand), "he has a greal tracl rec­ord as an assistant clucf tor the Houston Police Dcrariment and we need his land of "'ens111 ... 11y in the Sheriffs office.'" All three of the canduJa1es approved lac;;i week had .rreened for the March 12 pn· mary but their opponents had been endorsed. Sixty-tour percem of Ca~cus~ endorsed candidates won their pr1mar} election outright wuh another nine per ce nt mal ing It to the run ot( The Caw:us V<1tcd 1wt to endorse J us11Le of 1he Peace candidate Bcvule) Clark for the Precinct I pos111on The grou~ had endor!:ed \ 1c1or J Da" son "'ho dad no1 :nakc the r"n off The roup also voled not to end rsc mcum· benl H rns Counly Dem f.. r I "' Party C.h11r D v1d Muu.:befg even afler ctn unpassmned pea of supporl tr ·:-11 C .JcJs member Dehra ::>anburg D1<mct 111 stJte rcpresentat ve Caucus candidate \I, y l uh" m1'5ed the Democrallf.:' Party chair ru1' ofr hy c!le percentage poin1 Mrnchorg 's run off opponent, Le!<Olle Flame Ptrez, did not screen with llGl.PC Caucus pre.,dent Pat Gandy cued the current count) cha1r'!i. .. m1emperate and impolitic comments regardmg Perez. who 1s transgendered as a facror rn the group·s dec1s1on no110 endorse "(Mmcberg'' remarb) "'ere unaccepl able 10 the caucus ... she u1d (ln volun leer for run off elccuon 1c11v Ires ~r for more mformat.on call the llGLPC al 7' 1- 521-. 000> A Legendary Greg Lougants appeared m Houston last week to sign the paperback version of bis book. Louganis still 'Breaking the Surface 8) JO'I A-..TllO' \ Hour1on V /Ct Ji .son Gay journalists meet in Houston Greg 1 out1an1 c uldi l have chosen a m r nppropriatc- uric "or hu a JI biography BreaJan~ lhe Surface f t1nyonc "'-ho h s reJd 1h1s spelll:> ndrn~ tc.mc It u qu11c apparent thai the former l! S Oly'llp1c d1v­8) SHERI com,-. D \RBO'l'iE llouston Vmrt Eduor The 15'uc' ol 'ouung and 1he challcn~e; of comrng our for Journa1 1s1S, pan1cu­larly thoH working in the mainstream media. domrnatcd discuH1ons at the annual mce11ng of the Tc us chapter of the National Lesbian and Ga) Journal i~ts Association la~t weekend at the Un•vers, y of Houston H1l•on °ng team member and 1988 Gold MC<! ~ w1n­Hocel Panic.pants me uded work mg 1 ner has broken the su face on many fmnts JOurnahs s 1n both the pr•nt and broadcast ! indeed The former I I Sew York Times hes I media, media managers, and Journahsmf I !.eller as now a .. ·a1lable 1n trade papubacl com'11unu;at1on'S 5 tudcr.ts, both main- (Plume: SJ2 95) and mdudcs a new epilogue stream media organizations and the "'i!•Y that derails ihe aurhor's cxpcr1encrs since prc!!.s >Acre wcll-rcprcc:cnied ns lnnial release In a recent 1nrcf\'1c\\ w th The rone "'a' ">Ct early on, when an -~cn1ng the Hous1on 'Voice , Lougan1s spoke can- '-'t' didly about the year lhat has passed ber--.een session that ""'3S to have included one of two the ediuons. and derailed how lhC' bool has keynote srcalcrs "'ound \lp, mstead. pro- been a catharsis for him 10 many -.ays About 50 people from aro1 1d 1 1c arc ..... d.ng an en1hus1as11callJ received Journalists Association. attended the conference. held Saturday I forum for 1-.0 Un1versuy of Teus gradu- (Continued on Page 13) ------- • ate student~ work1niz on a doctoral research pro;ect on outing (The I speaker-Achy 0bCJ3'. a widely pub- I ~ Author: challenging times for spirituality hshed poet. JOUrnalist and l1c11on FDA approves DNA -. riter-was unable to schedule a tl1gh1 from Chicago in ttme 10 make It the Houston event, due 10 an end-of·sprmg-break 'tu- vaccine for AIDS dent travel crunch) But queMions revolv- 8) SHERI COHEN DAR80"1NE llouston \.'oirt Bdaor "I vc heen told thal lhcrc 1s a traditional Chm sc curse thal goes, ,\lay y011 /n·e m IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE Oscar Win11er Pg. 10 Gay Today Pg. 7 Past Out Pg.12 This & That Pg. 16 Soap Pg. 18 News Notes Pg. 21 1nlt'res1111g limeJ ... The tnncs "'c live in are changing in va\t and challenging ways. This oh,crvat1on b~ author and former Roman Catholic [HICSI Daniel Helm­iniak . kt:) note ~rcaker at 1he confer­ence of 1he re.as Chap1er cl 1hc Kauonal l esh1an arid G.a) J"urnalisls Assoc a­lion last Sawrda) sen• a nervous-and knowing-chuckle r ~piing 1hr ugh the audience "' media professionals In al.ud111g 1 the ,urse" d confron11ng • challenging era, llelmm1ak autho of Wiim rht 81/1/e Rta/ly Says .~bout Homo­set ual1/\', arttull) scratche..i lhe sur la1.:c ol an argument that has kept l11s ground hre;1~111g hoo~ on the best seller list~ of ga) and le~b1an hoo~store~ nat1onv. idc (Con11nued on Page 5) ing around outing, the practice of dis closing a person's sex.ual or1entat1on .... ithout consent or against the person's "'"he" cropped up 1hroughou1 the day­long confab D11ficult1es faced by rcrorters 1~ the mainstream and gay media covering the rccc:-:'lt dea1h and 'unera of Hous1on stateswoman Barbara Jorda-:1 for < umple, came up both during the opcn­: ig session and la•er in a question and ans\\er scss on \\ i''l the ed1. ·s and i:na,, agers 01 loc.a• 1elev1s1on stations nd rhe l/ousr-.n Chron cit Repo• er. offe ed wide) va"'ymg op ons on lhc ackiowl ed~mem and 1de~ 1f1ca ion of J rd n s l1tct1me par•ncr "l" ncv I Jrl aid on 1he d cu ipp oa«.:h l1f inc Adi"cart s rcL.cnt cover f a•ure on the f(lrmcr ongrcss membc"' wh \\h1lc she I \cd was htgh) protec 1ve of t-icr pr 1vat) (Continued on Page IS> \\ASHll'GTO!'« tAP)-Thc food and Drug Administrat an has appro\ ed 1he f1rs1 human tc"l,ng of a vaccine made v..uh pure DNA, man a1tn1p1 IO fmd a"") to pro1ec1 agam,1 AIDS Apollon Ile and Ile \ 11onal I stuu es cf Health " test c expenmcnt AIDS va,c ,e or. 15 healthy people al 1he Nill hosp a m 8et~esd Md P 1c:-:u1al AIDS Vdt.;C :-ies hav be.. 1ve 10 heallhy peop1 b fore But 1h e n:: k rhc f :st t me a heahhy pc :i h s rece1\'c l d case ~ p~ responsu1: for forming one of the sur face prOlems ot HI\, l'le v1·us that ... auses AIDS There ' n mk 10 heahh\ v JO• tee s because the genetic rnatcnal 1s not •nfec•1ous ~ad FDA vaccine c\pc·t Karen Golden1hal W ()lfires 811 Wcsthc~mcr Sui1c 105. Houstori TX 77006 Phone. HOU5IOI.' ( 713) 529-s.190. Nation\\ idc (8!Kl\ 72Q-s.19() fa" (711) 529-9531 Hoor.; Moncla\ through Fnda\ 9.m ~ m 10 5 ill p 111 Dcadlinc Monda\ 0000 "PROL'DL \ TELL 'El\1 YOL SAW IT IN IBE HOUSTO~ ICE " 2 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 29, 1996 TEXAS AF!, NC. Air Conditioning & Heating Specialists -=- 880-4629 7~~ ALL WORK FULLY GUARANTEED ~ Protrly Servng OUR comm.my Over 12 Yearsl W • {j <WJ.ul dldW • !R, omo.n.Ua 'R, oom' "A Great Pla ce to Stay!" A Bed & Breakfast for Gay Men Walk (don't dr ve) 10 13 gay bars, including Maiy's, Mining Company, Ripcord, Pacific Street, J R.'s, Heaven , The 611 Short taxo to Venture-N, Club Houston, E/J's, Brazos River Bollom. M1d1owne Spa, Rich's, . others ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS Privott room• with Quttn Bt d, n ; VCR Frtt Laundry Frtt Local Calls Frtt Park ing Mou Rooms $49 to $59 408 Avondale Houston TX 77006 (713) 520-0206 (800) 357-1228 • t!lw.t. LoJ 1-":J • !P .. .uu tc zoo • q/tft (! • .uf 144tu. (713) 522-5224 • (800) 779-5224 , •••••• ~ I' , oo rou HAYE KUOSI'S SAICOJIA.! We Need Volunteers for a Research Study! • TOPICAL GEL • ALL PATIENTS RECEIVE STUDY DRUG •NO COST TO PATIENT .. PARKING IS PAID .. IF YOU BENEFIT, TREATMENT MAY CONTINUE CALL U.T. Dermatology Research Center (713) 794-5232 0 If you would loke an event lo"ed rn this sec· tion, please feel free to call me at 529·8490 or fax the facts to me at 529 9531. Friday, March 29 · Borders Book Store Gay/Lesbian Book Club meets at the Espresso Bar at 9634 Westheomer Call 782-6066 • HIV Art classes at the Art League. Call 523-8817 • HATCH meets. Call 942-7002. • 12 step program at Montrose Coun­seling Center. 6:00 p.m. Call 529-0037 • Aftercare Group Treatment at :'.lon ­uose Counseling Center. 6:00 p.m . Call 529 -0037. • Houston Tennis Club meets at 7: I~ p m Call 527 1148 • Free Buffet at the Brazos River Bot­tom 4 :00 p.m. •The Women·s Group meets at 10:45 a.m. Call ~29-8571 • The Court gucs1 bartends al the Ven­ture- N • Maiuschka-sl de show at 2 00 p m Call 520-7840 • lllV/AIOS Be~c'il for Hos Touch Mm isiroes 7·JO p m Call 453 -7000 • Outrage monthly dmncr 'ocoal. 7 .00 p m. Call 706 2508 . • Film at the Mu~cum of Fone Arts. When Billy Broke Hts Head at 8:00 p.m Call 639· 7300 • CORl·-Art exh1b111on at the Gla>sel School ot Art 6 00 p m Call 639-7500. • Connr I:merson sings at Cafe Ma1.,.nn. Call 528-6750 Sa turday, March 30 Houston Chaon Gang Bicycle Club rodes Call 863- 1860 • Aflcr H ours on KPf•T 12:00 a.m. lo 3:00 am. 90 I J·M. Call 526· 5738. • Gulf Coasl Tran sgendcr support group me<ts . Call 780 4282 • Going All Out "ukshop by Doane Blumenlhal and Paul Menzel Call 465· 3536. • Gay Men's Ch~rus of Houston per forms at 8.00 pm Call 521 SI:-;G , • Afrocan-Amerocan Lesbian and Gay Alliance of Hous1on celebrates I year Call 864-2242 • Arti~ts reception at the Firehouse Gallery Call 520-7840. • Film at the Museum ot I· inc Ans. Love Crazy at 7:30 p m. Call 639·7300 . • Shel l Favorne Master Series at the Houston Symphony. 8:00 p.m. Call 227- ARTS . • Jam McCrindle pertorm'i at Cafe Mai· rnn Cal l 528·6750 • Artist re~,.p11on at the McMurtrey Gallery. 6 ·00 p m C•ll 523-8238 Sunday, March 31 • Houston Chaon Gang Bicycle Club meets. Call 863 1860 • Front Runners meet at 9·00 a m. at the Tcnms center on Memorial Park Call sn-8021. • HATCH meets Call 9H 7002 . • loner Loop Sunday llowlong I eague Call 522 9612 • Out on l 1 HcnJ mee1s Call .144 0638 • Br~nch at the 611 12 10 p. 111 . SJ • Steak -.;1gh1 .11 the llrazos Rove Bot tom ~ 00 p m to 9 00 p m • Montwse Ice P1ds \kate 11 noon Call 629 -1412 • Pool Tourna'llcnt a1 Chances 6 00 pm • II usDn Tenn Club meets at 10 10 am Call H7 1348 • The Women's Gr. up meets al 10 45 am Call 529 8571. •Hams from Hams II at Chances. 8:00 p.m. • Folm at the Muse um of Fone Arts. Stranger Than Paradise at 7:00 p.m Call 639-7300 . • Shell Favoro1e Master Seroes al the Houston Symphony. 2.30 p m Call 227- ARTS • Symphony North of Houston performs a1 4:00 p m Call 867 3465 Monday, April 1 • Gay FathersiFathers Forst support group 8·00 p .m. Call 861·6181. • Hear1Song open rehear'°I al the Com mun11y Room in Sharpsiown Center. 7 ·00 p m Call 526 909~ • Calendar1Compu1er workshop for Pride Weck . 7:00 pm Call 529· 1221. • Agora meets at 7 1ll p.m. C 621-6796 • Positive L 1v ing GrrJp al Montrose Counseling Center 2 I~ p.m. Cal 539 0037 • Outpatient Gmup Treatment at Mon !rose Counselong Center 6:00 p m Call 529-0037 • Women and lllVIAIDS Group at Mon­trose Counseling Center. 6 15 p.m Call 529-0037 • Men Survn.ors ol Sexual Ahu~e Group at Montrose Counseling Center. 6 : 15 p.m. Call 529 0037. • Le~b1an Survivors of Cancer and 1he 1r care givers at M on1rosc Counsel· 1ng Center 6 30 p m. Call 529-0037 • Men's lllV Group al Montrose Coun­selong Center 7·00 pm. Call 529 0037. • Gay .rnO l ..c,.b1an Re ,aders group mc eu a1 Barnes and Nohle. J003 W llokomhe at 7 00 p m hec 1 Call 349 0050 • Pool Tournament at the Bra1os River Bollom. 8 :00 pm Call H H-9192 •Greater Jlou!.ton Gay &. I e.sh1an Cham ~ her of Comme rce meets at 6 :30 p.rn Call 523 7576 • Shell Favorole Master Se roes al the Houston Symphony 8:00 p m (all 227 ARTS Tuesday. April 2 • Helping Cross Drc:S"-crs Anonymous meelS at 239 We•lheomer. 8:00 p.m Call 495-8009. • Basic Compulcr Skills Class al the Ko lbe Pr0Jec1 Call 522-8182 • Sou1hern Country gives dance lesson at the Ranch 9200 Buffalo Speedway. 8:00 p m. • Gay Men HIV+ Psychothe rapy al Montrose Counselong Center. 4 :30 p.m . Call 529·0037. • Outpallent Group Treatment at Mon lrose Counselong Center 6:00 p on Call 529 ·0037. • Aflercarc Group l"rea1mcnt al ~on irose Counseling Center 6 00 p m Call 529·0037. • Bereaved Panncrs/Spou\eS ar Mon ~ uose Counseling C~nlcr . 6 15 p.m C•ll 529-0037. •AIDS Alliance ol the Bay Area meets at 7 00 p m Call 488 4492 . • [mpowrrmeru tor ll'f'rng mcc1s tor pol lud. Call 861 9149 • PROTH"l support ~roup meets at 7:00 p m Call 520-7870 • hce Ill\' 1es11ng hy the Montrose Clime at Club Body Ccnier 8 no p m Call 520 2083 . • Women Survivors of C'h IJhooO Abu ~ e a1 Mon1rosc Counse11ng c cnlc 6 10 p m Call 529 0037 • Survivors of I oss suppon group meets al 8 10 p m Call 778 2677 (Con11nued on I' age 14) tY ktanlzatlms tin 13vard BCBC Jungle Lust Hou'ion'• annual "Hot House" blow­out, Jungle Lust IV, i• scheduled for Sat­urday night, April 6 and endin& in the wee hours of Sunday, April 7. The men of the Bayou Cuy Boys Club (BCBC) are expect­ing almost 1000 men to gather in the green· housel1ungle-•teamy setting for this fundrai"ng party Set in the tropical •etting of the Spe­ncer Company, 1609 Ennis at Leeland 1 £UCSI> will he in "Jungle-wear' and fill 1he industrial greenhouse dancing to 1he mu~1 c of DJ Joe D'E sprnosa from "'Buzz ... and 0 Avalon" in Boston . Tick ­ets whKh include an open har are availa­hle in advance tor S30 at Ba"c Brothers and LOBO (llouston and Au.no). or $40 at the door 1f avatlahlc Proceed' from Jungle Lust IV benefit Rodv Po<1tive /llou'ion , AIDS Foun­datH.. l n Houston and the Houston clini cal Research Network . BCBC is a volunteer, not for profit SO I (c)(3) organization established to raise funds for HIV/AIDS research, sew ice and care. Upcoming fund-raising events include "Hurricane Par1y '96 in Augu•t and "Celebrate 1997 ... llolly­wood Style" the community's annual black tie New Year's Eve Gala . For more information about Jungle Lust IV or other BCBC events call 520- 5253 Deb-U-Not The Miss Camp America Foundation will be in1roducing their "lusty not so busty" dehutante\ at Rich's. Sunday. March ll from 4 un11I 7 00 pm The Miss Camp Foundation's 1996 Deb­U · Not Ball will feature a cash bar with spe­cial drink pru::es, door pri1es and special gue~t cn1er1a1nme111 A SS door dona 11on 1s suggested Rich's 1s located at 2401 San Jacinto . The designated charities for 1996 include · AIDS Foundation llouston­Stone Soup; The Assistance Fund, The Bering Care Center; Body Pos1tive I Pos1llvc f;riend Program: and The Names Project Houston Swehla House Set Swehla House, an efficiency PWA hous­ing development of the Community Endowment Foundation, will begin taking applications for residency Monday April I The property 1s a newly renovated one at 2516 Mandell JUSt north of We!;1he1mer Application~ will be accepted April I from 9:00 a.m . until 3:00 p.m .; the fol· lowing Tuesday through Thursday only from 9 until 10:00 a.m. and Friday (April 5) through Sunday from 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m All applications and supporting documents must be in by Sunday, April 7 at 3 00 p.m . m order to he considered . The selecc 1on comm1uee will meet Wednesday. April 17 to review the apph· ca11ons Swehlaltouse 1s a 12·unu com. pie-. Appllcanls arc encouraged to bring documentation of HIV/AIDS status and proof of financial hardship (i . e . , SS!, SS!> , lax return, etc). l'he Communuy Endowment Founda· tll\n tCI·l·) was organized 1n December of 1991 a' a 501(c)(3) under the applicable ~tatutes of Texas. hs purpt>se l!l to pro· \'1Je affordable housing for 1nd1v1du · al' allcctcd by the IIIV/Al()S disease 111 our community Understanding Grief yearning and pain 1hat nacurally comes w11h loss-chat lifelong experience of letting go-of loved ones, places and memories, plans and much more . Michael Wilson, LMSW, of the new Coun­seling Center will offer insight and experience for understanding and dealing with grief and loss lie " a speaker, author, community act1v1st and l1cen•ed therap.,t. The talk will take place at the Montrose Counseling Cente r, 701 Ric hmond . A donation between SJ and $5 will be appre­c iated For more information please telephone 529-0 0 37. HIV Support Group Body Po• uive Houston ( PB/II ~ is start· ing a new cycle of Pee r Counse ling Sup­port Groups for HIV pos1t1ve individu­als with an rnformational meeting planned for Tuesday. April 2 at 7:00 p.m. at 1475 We•t Gray, 1he Multi-Service Center. Part1c1pat1on 1s free of charge. PBIH has successfully operated a peer coun­seling program since 1988. Each group lasts nine weeks The weekly meetings are facilitated by trained leaders. who are HIV pos111ve, under 1he supervision of a licensed psychotherapist Each group has ten to twelve individuals . Based on a training manual developed at BPIH, some of the topics regularly covered include: working with your doc­tor. healing allernarivcs: relarion· ships, llrestyle 1Bue~: stress reduc· tton: and relaxation The group ult1· nutely decides democra1 1cally 1he contents of each 90 minute session. Each group 1s a closed and confidential unit, therefore no new members are added allc r the group has staricc.J. The meetings arc ca~ual and all ma1er1als neceS'ary will be provided. The basic obJect1ve is for clients to share information and feelings with other clients that have similar life issues . Studies have shown a greater degree of part1c1pa11on and sacisfac· lion in coun\ellng when clients can more easily relate or bond wuh other part1c1· pan1~ rather Chan he lectured or quizzed by a therapist The fac11itacor serves only 10 keep 1he group on track, adhere to certain courtes ies and ac1s as a referral source for fu r ther 10format1on If interested in paruc1pat1ng o r 1f you want more information abou1 peer coun­seling, contact PB/H at 524-2374. Leather and Lace The Executive and Professional Asso­c1at1on of Houston's (EPAH) ninth annual .. Leather and Lace" fundra1ser lo hencfil Omega House and Milam House will he at Pac1f1c Stree1, Saturday, April 13, from 7 until 10 30. p m. An11c1pating 500 £U<.,$, 1he event will 111clude 1attoo sales, raffle drawings, and a Mr. Leather and M11s Lace comest. Tickets can be purchased in advance for SI 5 at llou'e of Colemen, Lobo, RaSlc Brothers, Leather b) Boots or at the door I PAII wa' e'tahhshed to provide a nnn­pol 1t 1ca I forum for discussion of bus1· ncss and community affairs . 10 encour· age and promote 1he business and com­merce of proles~ional~. proprietors , and C;\Ccut1ves w1th1n the Greater Hous· ton community and to support ~uch edu cational and or ~haritable cause~ as ma~ be approved hy the membe"h1p The Community Affair' comm1t1ee fh,. Men's Network, a discussion group tor ''".:1al and cducatmnal develop · ment or gay and h1seir.ual men will present a Jiscuu1on "llndcrstandrng Grief' Wednesd•) April 3 from 7 until 9 00 pm De-s1gnrJ 1o tf\.ahle md 'Vlduals to bet· let dc1I "'11h s11cl .rnJ unJers1andrng 1he 1 de\'elop+, fundra1s111g events anJ 1Jen 11t11:s cnmmunHy nrgan1za11ons 10 receive the proceeds Other events O\'Cr the pa\l tivc years have ra1std more than SIOD ,000 liocnl'lll1ng various com mun11~ organ1za11uns HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 29, 1996 3 LOBO TltERE's oNly ONE plAcE iT could ltAppEN!! () S C~ 1\ I{ ::ic TA MAE ~ Wild~:s 3::: BROWN > to:: ~ ::; .!Iii ~ • l1llI)f :::::: z RIDING \IOD~.R ~ I I\ I SHOTGUN OSCAR WILDE MEETS RITA MAE BROWN AT LOBO!! lU/522-5156 1424-C WEST~EiMER HOUSTON, TX 77006 SAtuRdAy, MARck m, aJo PM 512/454-5406 :no4-A GuAdAlupE AusTiN, TX 78705 !Jl(s. G£ances Conies/ REqisTER AT CHANCES ANYTiME bEfoRE NooN, MARCH }0Tk SuNdAy, MARCii ,1, 8:00pM . "~4+#4 ~~~ ~Presented by ASICSS Empress XII Ruby Stone for L VL PWA Holiday Fund. Come by and support our clowns, laugh a bunch & donate to a great causell WEdNESdAy, ApRil ,, 8:00pM Jrini & 7Jianes Jfoftf Wnion SIJiElA LENNON ENTERTAiNS TIJE ~Appy couplE ANd All wEll wislirns AT 9:00 pM. SuNdAy, ApRil 7 (EASTER SuNdAy), l:OOpM ANNUAl BAR Hop & <\. EASTER BoNNET CONTEST HiGh HEEl RACE AT ~~ AT CkANCES MARy's .... NATURAllyl! ~ uooorJl•ttit/ ~ "1' k« NU 1100 WESTHEIMER .. 523-7217 -4 Located next door to Charlie's Coffee Shop Check OUT Our New Cook - Menu - Owners at Charlie's RICHARD THOEN Richard Thoen. 44. formerly of Houston, died at his home 1n Amherst, MA February 5, 1996. While m Houston, Thoen was a program manager for First Interstate Bank He was also a licensed massage therapist and opened his own business, "White Light Enterpnses" Thoen was also a member of the National Leather Association as well as the Garden Party. He was active in raising money for AIDS patients and volunteered massages for patients suffenng from the ---~.L...J disease Thoen was born m Kenmore, MA, graduated from St Joseph's Collegiate Institute m 1969 and was a 1973 cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he earned a bachelor of science degree 1n theology. In 1973 he moved to Boston, MA where he taught religion and mathematics 1n the Archdiocese of Boston at St. Mary's 1n Brooklyn and Cathedral High School where he was coordinator of rehg1ous education. In add1t1on to being a programmer for five years 1n the ATM d1v1s1on of the First National Bank of Boston, Thoen owned Centunon, a men·s clothing specialty store for three years In 1983 he moved to Little Rock. AR to work as a programmer and m 1988 to Houston to be a program manager for First Interstate Bank. Survivors include his mother, Maureen Thoen Golden of Amherst. six sisters, Maureen P Fox of Joliet, IL, Sister Roberta of Lockport, MA. Mary Laura Bower of Akron, MA. Colleen Thur of Kenmore, MA and Kathleen Gallager and Barbara Hanel; and a brother Jack Golden of Niagara Falls In addition he 1s survived by his good fnends 1n Houston, Margaret Dorr, Enka Lichter, Richard Wiederholt and Keville Ware There will be a Celebration of Richard's Life on Apnl 3 For those interested m attending, please call 523-2489 for time andlocatlon CAN'T FACE ANOTHER DAY? ~f~atSQLUTIONS Recovery begins with a simple phone call to PRIDE & SOLUTI ONS. Founded nine years and 4,000 graduates ago, PRIDE is the nation's first and only accredited alcohol and drug treatment center devoted exclusively to lesbian, gay and bisexual patients. At our Southern California treatment center. patients heal from depression and anxiety as well as eating disorders and other self­destructi ve behaviors. We also treat HIV I AIDS related stress and grief. CALL US. WE WILL HELP. Medicare and Most Insurance Accepted. 1-800-54-PRIDE 1-800-DIAL GAY 1-800-547-7433 l -80 0-342-!H29 A new location opening soon in New York. Sunday - Thursday 549 50 ., .. per night for 2 Weekend Special 2 nights - 2 people s125.,., Suites Ava ilable Up to 4 people e....., s- u l'4 'llHe< !Nd .. Crews Quarters Bar !st Gay Bar on South Padre Islandl 120 E. Atol Street P.O. Box 2309 South Padre Island, Tc:xas 78597 (210) 761-5953 FAX (210) 761-4288 We accept Visa/MasterCard Write or call for a brochure. ISSUE 805 Maren 29. 1996 Published Fridays E'1abhhed 1974 as the HousJon Montrose Star. re-established 1980 as tt'll! HOU5ton Montrose Voece. 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Gay & letbtWI p, ... ~·ion ASSOC':lefe memo.r Anociltt.cl Pl•U HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 29. 1996 5 Former priest urges creating 'a new spiritual base' (Continued from Page I) The claim of the "religious right" th al there is a war being waged for the soul of the nation is true, says Helminiak; and by refusing lo challenge the untruths and immoral aggres­sion of this very group with our own lruths--rooted in our own moral and spiritual truth-we are allowing them lo win. Helminiak suggested that answer that is both incorrect and universal values: in homoscx­the surprise success of his and impossible. presenting our position, he uals in fact book-inuially refused by Meanwhile, other churches suggested, we should "focus make rcfer-several publishers- and centers of spiritual- on the underlying spiri- ence to hct-hinged on "what Hegel ily have shied away from chat- tual issues, and the underly- erosex­referred lo a "Zeitgeist"- Jenging the assertions of the ing meaning and values, ual men who the spirit of the limes fundamentalists, a trend visions and vinues ... foster perform "Thal my book 1s a success that stems largely from what authentic spirituality; be homosex­suggests that religion is still Helminiak called a "mis- open minded, sensitive, ual acts . An Danit/ Htlminiak a major concern in the gay and guided tolerance" of other curious, honest, objective example of the laller, lesbian community," he religious views. However, (and) discriminating," he according lo Helminiak it added. he argued, "not all opinions said. is a known and proven fact that The turbulent, chaotic limes we live in provide the perfect backdrop, he noted Al a time when any eccentric with access to the media (Fred Phelps, for example) has a forum, the radical have an unprecedented opponu­nlly to influence the think­ing of society-the "soul of the nation.'' And as a nation in crises searches for its soul, the answers seemingly pro­vided by faction have accu­mulated incredible power. And the broader society, as are equally valid As well, Helminiak sug- the passage so often quoted by well, openly or implicitly, is Our own response, he says, gested that gays and lcsbi- the religious right from currently fixated on relig- has been dismally counter- ans , in Biblical discus- Romans referring to homo ious spiritual issues . productive: "In our clumsy sions, should abandon pop- sexual acts as •unnatural" "We are living through a separation of church and ular arguments that make is a mistranslauon . A tremendous cultural shift, stale, we have a!lempled lo good logical sense but have closer interpretallon of th.c and it revolves around relig-1 create a spirituality-free not been historically word used would be "atyp1- ion and spirituality," society." But removing the proven true, in favor of those 1 cal." notes Helminiak. The relig- spirit from a response to a cri- that have already been proven I Helminiak, a former ious right offers the search- sis of_ the spirn 1s also doomed 1 . and accepted in Biblical Texan, is now an assistant ing, the Jost an easy answer: a I lo failure. scholarship. Of the former, professor of psychology al return .lo religious hegem- The answer, according to he n.oled as an example t.he I West Georgia College near ony-lhe "good old days" of Helminiak , is lo create a frequent assertion that Atlanta. A Roman Catholic establtshed morals and 1 new spiritual base, one Scriptural passages priest from 1967-1995, he has forced spirituality-an rooted in unassailable truths believed by many to refer to \Hillen three other books. INewCO-PWA , support group for Coastline residents Serving Galveston And Outlying Areas Coastline Organ1zat1on of People Liv­ing wllh AIDS/HIV (CO-PWA) has seen a need for support for the "con~umcr" and their ram1hcs. friends and loved ones that arc affcc1cd by 1hc disease One of the 1hings CO-PWA is currently working on IS pro­viding a drop · rn center where the 'con­sumer' and their family members, friends. and loved ones can socialize in a home •umo~phcrc while getting updated infor­ma11on and •upport from others that truly understand CO-PWA 1s a new non-profit organiza­turn that will serve the couniy of Galveston and other outlying areas that are affected by AIDS/lllV CO-PWA'• mission is to sup­port bus1nclises and communities atlcCicd by AIDS HIV and assist ind1v1du­als in securing social. financial. cduca· ttonal. housing services, clothing. food, med.cal suppllc\, and any needs 1ha1 we can pos~1bly assist with CO-PWA 1$ in1crc<ted in working wnh the mfccted and their families by teaching them self cmpowcrmcnl 1hrough helping one another and learning how to not ;ust give into the disease bu1 to accept at move on, and live a longer, produc11vc life wilh HIV/ AIDS Communny ouircach of CO-PWA will be done by cmphasi1ing 'illness preven­tion' throu~h education: promoung wcl ­lnc.,,, programs, providing social acuv- 1t1es, and providing current informa" turn on maintaining and improving qual~ uy ot hie Volun1ecrs will be going into busrnrsscs. schools, rct10er1cs, churches etc • to accornpll!r1h this, CO-PWA •~ ant1c1pating program' w thout cost to the ''con1;umer" and can be contacted by 1clcphon1ng 409 762-0806 Calls arc conhdcnt1al f~I S"T SUM MOM TUf WfD TttU 6pm 9pm Spm 9pm 9pm 7pm 9pm M~Lf STRIP COHTfSTS SUHD~Y with ~UICK V fl V f TT WfDHfSD'1Y with COMM41NDfR C41TI~ The Clothes Drop at llpm D~IL Y DRINK SPf Cl~LS OPfH to CLOSf fRIOQY $3.50 QBSOLUT • SQTUROQY $2.50 IMPORTS SUMDQY $2.00 KOOLQIDS • MONDRY $2.00 DOMfSTICS TUfSDQY $2.00 KQMIKQZfS • WfDMfSDQY $2.00 QMBROSIQS TttURSDQY $3.00 SKYY MQRTIMIS ~ ......... 2303 Richmond. 520-1861 6 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 29, 1996 817 FAIRVJEWe • , (713) (at Con~erse) ~ 4 528·9204 S"'fle'i '3fJ~ s~ s~ ~ S~ ll:OOfu# ~ Fri'•IJ, M•rth 29th Miu Z•clc Fr•lli<ie L•ne Sirli Rus l/ict.,/• Nic1/e FrU111J, A1ril 5th Miss Z11clc !(.,. b iu Led H11/st111 Nilclci C11/i11s S•t1u'•1J, M.,ch 30th Miss Z•clc Ch11r/le K•r• bi.n Eric• L•we S11t11r'•1J, A1ril 6tlr Miss Z11clc Cr1Jst11/ R11e Lee L1r11 Si t i Rus Fr1111/c ie £11111 S""'•IJ, M•rcli 31st Miss Z11clc K•r• b/011 Led H11/sto11 l/ictori11 Nicole Su11'•1J, Afril 7th Miss Z11clc K11r11 bi.n Led H11/stu Siti Rus eO#le ""' ~ ~ ~ ~ 4fl4 4U- ~ of. ~~4 1#44.t . I 4fl4 ~ I I/ 811 ?::>'lo5esslona.l 0~5lce Space Wes~~~:~:ont•oge Bob Leasing and Management RYAN 1131s23-1600 J::ver thought ol culling u Voice Personal ud to lind thut ~omebunny special or maybe even placing un ad yourself'? Now's the perfect time. Houston Voice has a n ew sponsor & to celebrate we are giving away $50 to the best male & best female ad in our upcoming contest .\Vc want to see just how creative you can get. Pick up the phone and call ... 1-800-lJ.61-5930 and place your FREE ad. \\110 knows, maybe you will get an extra $50 treat in your Easter basket, so call! You musl be IS+ orha\lc parental consent iowc thtSsystcm. Toudllcnc phone rcqutml Forcvs&omer scrvlCC call: e......canC<><panuoa"' I 360-636-~267. Please note: If you have placed an ad prior to March 5th, you' II need to re­register your ad to be in the contest. Be as creative as you can in 45 words or less! L esbian 'Soul Models' The lesbian community 1n Houston has more than Its share of self-nomi­nated Lesbian Patron Saints . These are nch and famous, out and loud "role mod­els" who are called upon by the fund rai­sers, the party givers and the hosts of sparkling, finger-snappy spectacles to tempt the hoi polloi to the tr gates And then there arc the genuine artt· clcs. Kathy and Dawn met in high school ("Well, we didn't really meet. We were aware of each other without really knowing each other," they say.) About a year after Kathy graduated, they were properly introduced Dawn was living wtth her boyfriend ("but he had his own room and his own bed," she explains, "because he was mad at me for breaking my promises about sleeping with women I told him I would quit and then he caught me with his smcr.") Kathy interrupts Dawn at this point to declare proudly that Dawn has slept wtth lots of people, men and women Dawn was Kathy's first love and they have enjoyed an intcrcsung, and monoga­mous, rclattonship for the past eight year'i . But our 1mcrcs11ng time~ are slowing down now.'' one ~1ghcd. " Thank God' ' they both rejoined. lnteresttng ltmc' to the'e young lov­ers, include bemg abruptly rejected by their respective fam1l1es when they came out as teenager"i, and laving in a IO·yc.H·OIJ Toyota with a cat named Bogart (pronounced "Boozer'), driving around Connecttcut tor tour day' sharing a bag of pretzels for sus­tenance Kathy had $500 in her pocket, but they '"Y they didn't even consider renting an apartment or buying a meal. We were so young and dumb, we'd never been out on our own before . We didn't know how to plan. We thought we ~hould keep the money in ,case we had an emer­gency! .. God, I hate remembering this," Dawn whimpered , but they continued to laugh and encourage each other to "get to the good part." With no rc>1dcncc, phone or posses­sions other than what was in the trunk, good ttmes seemed unltkely. They parted w1th their ca<h swiftly and ineffcc­ttvely. They were beyond the emergency they feared when Kathy landed a retail JOb They rented a "big, terrible apart· ment and the car du:d" Dawn felt lucky to get a po>t1t<1n with the phone company anJ was able to secure a loan to purchase another vehicle "That JOb was a keepsake . There had never been a layoff in the company's history. But as soon as we got the car, guess what? A layoff! And we were stuck." With barely an inv1tat1on from an acquaintance in Texas, the pair headed here. That was five years ago. "We lived for two years in a ttny apartment on Welch ," they recalled with horror. " There were fourteen-year-old hust­lers, druggies, holes in the walls and the air cond1t1oner never worked," Kathy waitressed at Charlie'~. where \he met some endearing patrons and learned one valuable lesson Lesbians don't ttp very well. They moved on to a series of safer dwell­ings, including one wtth a freezer that "froze up" and the only stove was in the detached garage ("So you know what we did? We JUSt didn't use the freezer at all and we cooked our meals m the garage and brought the food into the dining room and ate tt there!") but were never quttc able 10 pay the rent and u1tl1t1es within the same month. They continued to "try harder" and moved frequently. Finally, they were forced out of Mon­trose altogether and then beyond Loop 1 610 by exorbitant rents I Dawn 1s disabled by chronic depres­sion and Aucntton Deficit Disorder Kathy 1s a kennel attendant at a Mon· trosc animal hospital The car has hecn long ago reposscs•cd , ("They kept I harassing us and so we called them and said, Come and get 1t•' And they did, all the way from Connecticut• ') A led 1f lhcy have ever dcs.p:ured unJ considered breaking up, the y seem I aghas1. "No' Never! Why would we'/ We are best fnent.h We are \Oul mate' We Jove each other better than anyone chc 1 has ever loved U\ ," Asked 1f the tr lives arc what they expected or hnped for eight yea" ago, , they become uncharactefl\ll· l cally qu•c_t and thoughtful. "Well, no . I guess we expected to have a life wtth a house, children. But at least we have an apar1mcnt now. lt"s all b•I" paid . It even has a dishwasher and dt<posal And two swimming pools. We know where we arc 1 going to sleep tonight." The lovers celebrated their eighth ~ anniversary a few weeJ..s ago by renting a few of the Dithard movies. They liked Dithard W11h a Vtngeance best. Asked about 1hetr luture goals, Kathy says she would "sure like to get up to about $6 an hour" at work. Dawn " pur­suing SSI and Med1ca1d And she would really ltkc for Kathy to qutt btting her na1h Fade to hugs and laughter v Pride Committee Fundraising v L.esbian Gay Pride Week is now participating m t~ e Kroger Share Card Program. Here is how 1t works. Everytime you go to your local Kroger ~tore in the f!ousto? Division, you hand the cashier your special Pnde CommitteP, Share Card, the cashier scans your card, making sure t~at it is the very first item they scan, that is very important and guess what? 1% of your total sale is given to the Pride Committee of Houston!! To ~et your share card. call the Pride Line at 529-6979. leave your name. address and telephone number. G y Today by Glen Webber Fool's Bold, and Other Fonts Of Wisdom One thong I enJOY about coming into the llouston Voice office os getting a special .. preview .. perspective on the news , both through the wore services and the many publications from 01her cities that the Voict receives through subscr- 1p11ons We get gay newspapers from all over the countr}. that provide a wealth of news and mformauon about 1he gay commun111es they represent: we also 'uhscrihe to 1he Associated Press. so we get to 'ee the: lah:~t new~ "hot off the wire _.. Some of them are quite m1eres1 .. ong. No. really! For example, take a look at th" sampling of the latest celebrity "headline news" from the wires (as you know, and as I've said before. the stars are s trange . I. A 300 pound Elvis Presley was found working at a peep show 1n Michigan . When asked why he was working there, he rcploed " Because I can see the shows for free _" 2. Alex Baldwin was arrested when he punched out the counter man at his favor· otc de lo. The employee had asked Alex of he wanted more cream in his coffee. Alex c laimed ll was sclf·defense . J . Demi Moore turned down a molloon dollar offer 10 mop before a Saudi Prince. She said, ••The movie studios are willing 10 pay me 12 molloon dollars, so why should I do 11 for one mlll1on? " 4. It wa~ rcporled 1hat George Bums' last words were . "You're s1 1110g on my air hose , I can't breathe" 5 Diana Ross is upset! 11 seems tha1 lately. more and more people are having 1rouhlc 1ctl111g her apart from Ru Paul. One man wa\ heard saying "Which one os the drag queen"" 6. Patti Labelle injured herself on one of her haor pieces. They were able 10 save the hair piece, after surgery 7_ Fran Oreschtr's voice got stuck 1n that hogh pitch she uses on her show Th< Nanny. Thert 1s now a problem wuh s1ray cats o n 1he sci. 8 . Don Johnson's new show on CBS was canceled when Don drove a Ferrari into a wall and destroyed the car. Asked about 1hc 1ncuJent, a network executive sa id .. Don who' " 9 When asked why Mary Tyler Moore bared her breast in her new movie. she replied, " Because I paod 10,000 dollars for th em 10 Richard Dreyfuss said he deserved to wm an Oscar for his new movie. Instead the Academy presented horn with a giant chocolate bunny •• APRIL FOOL! Bet you weren't expect­ing that at all, roght'! Okay, back 10 this week's topic 1 Jove 10 read the gay papers. The or con­tent revea ls the comfortable reality that gay and Jcsb oan commun111cs the world over have the same concerns that our Houston community has. Each pub· licat1on has 1ts mix of political news, community events, and every once in a whole, scanda l Gay-bashing" a seem­ingly un iversal problem as well, par· locularly gay men and le>boans beong attacked outside bars. New York " hav­ing a seroous crome problem w11h a holdup man now. You must always be on guard Of course, 1he ob11uar1es are very sad. Pictures of men and women in all age groups dymg of AIDS . Taken together, the obits give a panoramic view of the range of people-some very <ucccssful, all loved by theor froends and famolocs, many who were great contributon to 1heir commun11ies-who t.uccumb to this 111· ness I also love 10 read the personal ads. They range from guys look ing for lovers to guys looking for sex. Woth the amount of ads bemg run , you would think no one os genong 11. I thmk running an ad might be fun , because I'm not genong 11 e11hcr, but I don't know, because I haven't done 11 yet The Houston V01ct is running a contest for most creative ad, maybe I should try 11 , I also notice, however. thal many of the ads have " HIV·negatovc" as a rcquorc­mcnt for gc1-1ogc1hers. I guess that woll always be part of our community, the haves and the have.nots Do I thonk 11 os right? Yes. Everyone has a roght 10 spec­ify whatever they wanl I'm not offended by 11. I JOSI hate hcong judged by 11. The columnists are also interesting. Many good points arc made about many interesting topics , and as the election draws clo~e. there will he more interest· 1ng comment~ lo be made Most of these papers have hmall staffs We here at the Houston Voice have a very small staff. I have watched them put together this paper, and I am am3led that they do such a wonderful job. They are very dedicated and carong I hope you all appreciate the hard work thos staff of '" (plus a handful of he lpful controbutong wrotcrs) puts on . They do a great JOb. I am so glad 10 be a small part of II On a final note, on case you haven't heard or figured 11 out, I got out of the hospital last week and I'm fcclmg much better. I'd like 10 say thank you 10 my family mem­bers who made my recent experience more tolerable First, 1 want 10 thank my sister for he r lovely letter (prontcd on last week's Voict ). I was very surprosed and pleased. She wrotcs bcautoful poetry, and last Chrost­mas she gave me a little book she made of her poems. I guess wnung docs run m the family Second, my parents were up co v1s11 whole I was on the ho, p11al. They arc very supportovc of me, and I'm so grateful for that. They went 10 a mcctong of Bcrong Support group on Wednesday and had a real nice time. The flourton Voice welcomes well-written, insightful and to-the-point commentaries for our opinion/editorial pages. We also welcome "counterpoint" articles that represent a different view on the issues approached m articles we have already run. We reserve the right to edit for length, format and clarity. The views expressed !n guest commentaries and letters to the editor published in the Houston :'01ce are those of the writers. We seek to provide a broad-based forum. which reOects the varying points of view of our rich and diverse community. 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Houston, TX 942·0147 www crossmarket com welcome Bacchus II Hekomes Bari: the Professional Homm of Houston 011 Wednesday Er:mings-fa:ery Wed11esdt1y! Joon Your Frocnd, for Our Buffet at f> O'clock & EnJ<>Y Li'e ~.mcmunmcnt 7-10 Bacchus II and \lariun g C'.olcman formerh· Kindred Spine' prc,cnt <he netrrsl, /Jolla/ mu"c.al ~roup in the Bayou Ci[' Appearing Every Wednesday Hear Colleen and Sandy of W. 42nd Street Sing Your Favorite Songs Bnrrltus II THE Pfau for tltt Proftss1011nl ll't>mtn of Houston EVERY WED.VESD,\Y bacchus 8 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 29. 1996 Balloonists ' reaction to gay marriage spotlights canceled ban race By DORIS HAUGEN AUotlaUd PrtSS FOR THE HOUSTON VOICE SIOUX FALLS, S D , Wednesday. March 20 (AP)-Thc plan: Gather a cadre of color­ful ho1-atr balloons 10 sail across South Dako1a's azure-blue sky, show off 1hc state's wide-open spaces and boost tour­ism The result: Jnsicad, Soulh Dakota, where wheat. corn or the weather oflcn capture headlines, became a 1argc1 of gay righ1s activism. Gov. Bill Janklow and state tourism offi­cials had wanted to add a Govcrnor·s Cup race lo an extsting hot-air balloon rally in M11chcll as part of a plan to give the South Dakota event a regional spin . Bui all bets were off when Jacques Soukup and Kirk Thomas, intcrnaiionally known balloonISts and co-founders of a balloon museum in Mitchell, pulled their support because of a new state law banning gay marriages. Stale officials 1mmcdia1cly canceled the race. Governors who had been invited were cold 10 s1ay home. And debate began anew over the same-sex marriage bill Janklow signed into law lase mon1h. ·1 fell like I had been hil over the head with a two-by-four," said Bryan Hisel, cxccu­uvc director of the Mitchell Chamber of I Commerce, which hoped the Governor's Cup could augment the existing balloon rally, still set to stare June 2 L "They (Soukup and Thomas) were harm­ing a community and groups of volun- 1ccrs and sponsors 1ha1 really didn't care wha1 rhcir hfcsrylc was .. and I fch rhcy were opening the door for a lot of needless controversy over what was going to be a fun event•• The race had been sancrioncd by a srarc government that adopted a "mean-spir· ired and hateful piece of lcgislarion rhar hurts us, hurrs rho 60,000 gay and lesbian people of Sourh Dakora, hurls members of our families and ullimarcly rho people of Sourh Dako1a," Soukup and Thomas said in a statement released through the Na11onal Gay and Lc•bian Task Force in Washingron, D C bA SIC 1-1-111111 ........... - ... 'BASIC BROTHERS 1232 WESTHEIMefl OPEN MON.-SAT. 10-9 SUN. 12-6 (713) 52 -'1626 PLAIN SPEAKING Things Could Get Interest­ing ... or Not Once again, it's election year. and an incumbent president from one of the for­mer "ares of rho Old Confederacy rs bar­clang an army of diverse forces ranging from an old workhorse of Republican conservausm to a politically shy rc11rcd general And rhcrc 1s rhe growing and real rhrcar of rhird-pariy d1v1s1on from rho radical nghr and rho JUSI plain radi­cal. While 1h1S may sound. look and rasre hkc the clccuon of 1996, 11was10 face 1948. The s1111ng prcs1dcn1 (1f he ever really sar cxcepr 10 play poker or the piano) was Harry S. Truman. He appeared so beatable rhar when rho Republicans garhcrcd in Phila­delphia m June of rhar year, rhcy saw rhcm­selves crowning, not simply selecting, a pres1dent1al candidate, In that case. rhcy pushed aSJde rho old conscrva11ve. Rober! Tafl-son and grandson of preSJ­denrs- m favor of rho slick (ar least hJS hair) governor of New York . Thomas E Dewey. And for hlS running mare, lhey chose Earl Warren from 1he California ~tatehouse The Dcmocra11c Parry. sllll dominarcd by l\ew Dealers and cuy bosses, 10 desper­ation turned to a retired general, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and led by 1hc sons of Frankhn Rooscvch offered rho h1ghcs1 post to a man whose pohuc~ were unknown and w1,he' unexpre~scd Even Truman c needed that 1f placed in nommauon at the Democratic convention, [•1se n ­howcr would sweep rho nod lor rhe presi­dency . Ei<cnhowcr cmphar1cally declined. lh1' ume and this party. And Tru man easily won agarnsl a lao;.t-duch cand1- da1e from the Southern branch of the pariy. The disgrunrlcd Sourhern Dcmocrars rallied 1n Birmingham to nominate Srrom Thurmond (in 1996, lhc <enilc Rcpublrcan scnaror from Sourh Caro­lina) for prcsidcnr. The far lcfr of rho Dem· ocratic Party threw the b1g1est conven­uon- and lhe youngest, with lhe most women and blacls-and named llenry Wal­l. ace to he.ad their Pro&res~ivc ticket. Wallace would cons1srcn1ly refuse 10 disavow hrs radical , in 1h1< case Com­mun1> 1. suppon, much lrkc Par Buchanan ha. nor reiccted 1he backing of the radical righr and 1hc like> of David Duke. Truman won m his four-way battle, but that's another story. And the election of 1996 is raking place in a d1fferen1 place and 11mc . In 1948 there were no prima­ries- the nominations were fought out in the parry conven11ons, a place ot parry bosses and !'.mokc·f1llcd rooms. Prima­ries were env1s1oncd .I\ a means or restor· mg democracy 10 rho proc«s. bul , 10 prac­tice- as tn thi!!. year's only contested race, char of rhe Republican pu1y-1he ou1- come w.a' clear after a dozen primaries m which a small fracuon of rhe pany tauhful had an opportunity to voice their prefer· by Larry Lingle ence . The conventions now are nothing more lhan a sideshow for rhe fauhful and a revenue enhancer for the convention sites. Back when rhere appeared a chance rhal Colin Powell might gel in rho race some hope remained for some excitement in chis increasingly dull proce.s Par Buchanan has added vinegar 10 rhe sromp, while Steve Forbes appeared bneny a< a bhp on the horizon . While I am nor a forecasrcr. whar 1f Buchanan , 1ra1c over Bob Dole and pro­specuve running mate who might not pass rho hrmus lcSI of rho Eagle Forum. runs a rhird parry race'! Whar 1f Ross Perot docs receive the nomination of his Reform Par1y• Whar 1f Ralph Nader and rho Green Pariy gel on rhe ballor. even 10 a handful of states'! Obv1ously. Buchanan would draw from J?ole's righ1 and Peror's fringe . Pcror would artracr his hardcore. mainly snow­birds and horheads. Nader, well. Ralph might score some in Cal1forn1a, where any nur could pick up kindred spirus, The deciding facror. as 1s increasingly rhe case, would be lclevmon . Picrurc Bob Dole. sputtering about has war record to a populace whose only memory of the grcar war is old movies on the late ~how Even rho clcc11on of 1948, 1hc ftrsr 10 receive any telev1s1on coverage. had us revealing moment in front of the: cam­era, v..hen the young progressive mayor of Minneapolis. lluberr Humphrey, srood on rhe podium and declared rhal "the 11me has arrived for lhe Democrallc Parry 10 gcr our nf rhe shado11. of "ares' righrs and wall forthnghrly 1010 rhe hnghl sunshine of human nghl!!." llumphrey spoke for a ne"' Democrallc Party, wt11ch lives even today Luckily for 8111 Cl1nion, rho Republican Parry has no Huber! llum· phrey, no cry for human nghl<, only an obsession with states• r1~hts. I!!. if the states c3n do what the federal government cannot. More 1mpor1an1ly, Brll Clin1on " no Harry Truman After his nomination, Truman reconvened lhe Republican. con1rollcd 80rh Congress and forced 11 10 repudiale II> own par!} plarform . Ciln · ron faces a Republican conrrollcd Con· gress which seem!t determined to set the ground rules for rho forchcoming cam­paign . Truman heeded his own counsel and acted with a certitude of one acting from con· v1c11on. nol polls or focus groups. And 1f all these third-parry cand1da1os do nor mare· nahze, the American public 1s in for one of the dullesr campaigns in reccnr his rory. The rcsuh, euher way, will be 1hc re­elecuon of Bill Clinton , an outcome mo!'lt 1 earnesrly 10 be desired If you get 100 bored dunng rhis forihcoming campaign. pick up David McCullough's fine biography or Truman and read about the election of 1948-11·, much beuer rhan any currcnl ••novel•• or modern politlC3. Get off it. Exercise. Arn . ~ cncanHcan~ -As~o-c1-a-t-mn. .~ An Open letter To Bob Dole Dear Senator Dole Congratulations' Barring any unfore ­seen ctrcumstanccs. you arc now the offi. c1al nominee for the Republican candi ­dacy for President of the United States Although the primary process wa~ less than cordial, you managed to hang in there and rally the party c;.1alwarts to assist you and your campaign m claiming "'lctory Pre sumabty. tf the primar) ~cason 1s any indi ­cauon, you 'olt1l1 certainly need to drav. on those strcng1h s during the general elcc 11on cycle 1f you want to start redecorating the White H1>u~e Although I have not been an ardcn1 supporter of yours in the past, pre· fcrnng Steve Forbes until hi5 withdrawal from the campaign , I would like to think that you will seek supporters, such a~ myself, who ;1rc not conv meed (or for that matter. aware) of your agenda , to JOm your camp and ass1't you wuh your hlC l<mg dream of becom­ing president. Thi' will not be an easy task by any means. however, it is certain ly not u natta inab le Allow me. if you will. the opporiunity to offer you some unsol ic · 1ted advtee on how you can make that d ream become a reality . To began wnh, stop 1alkmg m third person It's 1ggravaun1 and makes you look ndic· ulous It sounds as thouch you don't know who you are o r what you Stand for. I am fully awuc that this ty pe of speak is believed to enhance name rcco1niuon but 11•s not nee esury in you r case . trust me on this And then there 15 that vis.on thing. Yes. I'm aware you have been a te am player a nd respected leader in the party for nearly JO )~ars, bu1 I'm \ llll not \Ure Yohat rt a., you stand for and I am trying wuh pains taking verve to figure ti out. Perhaps. you could begin 10 shed some ll&ht o n the matter during your camp;u gn stump, lluw" To begin w1Ul you could M:im .tHUing your po~n W>tls o n a htt'H of iH ucs th1&1 arc tantamount to the cars of t he pub li.c . TIJ.C5 C rime Aff1rm'iit1VC Action . Gay Rights You act the idea l woukl s uucst that you a4mil to the e lectorate tha' you INlde ~ome m1!<akcs m the p.ut co n­ctntfna tax increases :&ind mterm them that as president yo" wdl ftOI: raise 1hc1r la Jtcs, olh · e rw1sc. yo ur opponcnt(s) will mike your JO-year record (on this and a host of other vo1es) an iss ue. AJso. I would sugge st chat you make sure 1har your staff 1s on par wuh your views 1n order 10 avoKI another debacle s 1m1lu to the o ne you entangled yourself 1n wtth the now infamou• !Ag Cabin Rcpub· ltcan donation 1n.c1dcnt Keep m mind , Bob . chat your main focus Is President C linton. not your Re publ ican opponents Go ;ihead, swa llow \Orne p ride and mvuc Steve Forbes and Lamar Alc xan .. dcr mto the Dole cotmp and ha"'c 1hcm assist you m whatever capacuy that they can be of value to your campaign Atter all. it is no ~ccrct 1hat a maJo nty of your party, and the country for 1hat mancr, \\-ere not pleased wuh any of the cand idates in the field and p referred someone else to cnrcr the race . (Doe• the name C'olin Powell nng any bells?) You can change that, 1f you really want to. Jr's real ~1mple . \tart showing the vorc rs that you are a leader who will challenge the Pres· 1den1 and make clear your ideological difference!. Herc ' \ a fc-. tipti. Senato r. The next 11me you arc ca mpaigning, "'hY don' t you .id: P reli1dcn1 Clinton to inte r· vene and tell Sena1c Democrats to stop fil. 1bu1i:tering the vote 1n t 'ttend 1hc Wh1tc· waler hearings for a few mo re wee ks Cor· d11 lly challe nge the Pres iden t and as k him why i\ he concerned over congress ional hearing~ 1f he hu no thing to hid e"' While you're at 11, confront him w11h re'iipect to his ad'i 1hdt arc c u rrently permea ting the a ir· waves cla1mmi tha1 he \\-ants to end "wcl · fare as we know 11," and liolatmg how he W(luld go about tt St4tnd up , Bob. and at.k. the presi· dent ""hY he didn't ... 1gn 1hc welfare reform htll prescnlcd w him by Congrc')s tha1 included every prov1s1on that _his adver uscmcnt e~pou~es he stands tor Again don 'I \lop 1hcrc A\)i. Ross Pe«'l ""hC're hC' \\-as ~hc'1 1he balancC'd budiet amendment was shorl a lcw vo1n of passa,:c 1n the Senate A\~ Pai Buc;hanan "hY he 1s rcsoron@, to hate rh:e10r1c .and lcar mongering 10 earner votes and clearly state that you do not in any \\-ay want to be associa1ed with such rcpre · hcnsible. vicious and innammatory dcm· agogucry. Tell the voters you 'JI have no pan of 11 and you will disavow anyone who chooses to partake 1n such This brings me to another point. Bob (I assure you Sen Dole 1hat I mean no disrc · spcct by calling you Bob, I am merely trying to demonstrate that lhis 1s a friendly letter from a concerned party member \\-ho is try· ing to be of assistance ) You consistently mention that you have been "'tested ." Okay. that 's great . but 11 docsn 't say much . EJtpcnence alone 1s not an aHct in today's political climate Furthermore. it docs not behoove you to consa.stcntlv talk aboul your World War II experience's I respect your bravery with re spect 10 lhc adversuy you overcame as a result of your war lnju rics. however. focusing your campaign on such will do nothing more than remind vot· crs about your age . You r weakest area of sup port is among 18·29 year o lds and they can bare ly remember the Vietnam War. yet alone World War II . I v.ould suggc<t you stick 10 ideas, search your soul and find three or four issues that you have sarong convictions on and discuss them wnh 1hc American pub he . Do n't waive r from them. a lways bring them back into the discussion and I'd be wi lling to wager that m a few mon1hs. no one wall say you don't have a vuion Finally, your selection for vice president will be a deciding factor an the success or failure of your campaign Like i1 or not. the re is some concern o ver your age. wh.ch wi ll generate more interest 1n your run nin& mate thiln normal If you p1d .. Buchanan . you' ll never <X:cupy the oval o ffic e , I guar~ antec it. I1 nore the discombobulated log it that you have to P'tk a pro· hfc running mate . This is your chance to stand firm and show \Orne leadenh1p . Yes , I know that you would like Cohn PoweO robe your runnrna mate, so wotdd the rest of us Bui 1L'f W• w be reatistic and st a rt J~k1na at. $<tmc 01hcr o p tion< ~ brullilJ W111tman would be a ao<MI cudida tc but p robably nOJ a wtSe choice . You sec Boll, America is co1ng 10 assume thol your vcc, IS g0tng to have a better chance tha n most 10 fill ta.at '"' · ho -..evcr morb id that may sound 1nd I am not con­vmccd t hat they arc going to be comforta­ble wHh Ms Whumaa 11 1h1~ pomc Gover .. nor Englalcr 1s an honorable man, but he is CjlRte hnldl' too dr.ib and U1CC )OU are ""' lhc: mos t e xc1ting o ra tor yours.elf, rhat may not be a good c bo1cc either Dick Cheney's health wouid be an issue, Pete W1lsOR \lilOUld hinder your chance' of winning Caltfor· nia and Wilham B'c nnctt would not provide the ticket wuh balance My advice would be to swallow your pride once more and ask euhcr Steve Forbes or Jack Kemp, 1wo excel· le nt choices The other option I would sug· gei;1 1s to show that you are a v11i1onary who 1s no t the lea st bu hes itant to ta ke chances by selec tin& i;ome new young blood like Rep John Kas1c h , Sen Fred Thompson or Gov. Will iam Weld That would 11lcncc the pun· d llS , Bob, I sincerely ho pe you consider the sug· gesuons I have pu t forth to .)Ou m the manner for which II is mrendcd , as friendly advK:c J sincerely wLSh you 1hc best and hope that you can reach this fin.ii pmn1cle in your dislln · gu1~hcd career By 1hc way, )'ou ha .. ·c an intcl· 1 ligent wife who knows ab(1u1 1hc in._ anJ oucs of politics and i\ quite an eloquent speaker J have had the honor of meet mg Ehza~th on several occa'i1ons and she 1s truly an asset to you and your campaign and I would vehc· mcntly uric you to utilize her 1mmeasura blc talents on your behalf In clo.,ng, JUst remember one thing , now thac the primary's a rc ove r, you don't have to a\s1duously a ppeal to the rchJious right anymore ll is imperative t hat vou tmng m the moderates who will ult1maiefy be 1he deciding fac1or in detcrminine, the outcome thl!<. f'iovem· bcr At any rate, Bob, I hc•pe )OU make me and the party proud 1h s elec-uon season hecausc lhc laq thlll1: I ""ant lo Jo is \Ole for the allern;r,11ve 0 President C'hnron . and )OU are lhc only rerson \\-ho could convrncc me uthc:rw1se I nr.tdc that m1s1a'-e four ) ears 3i!0 and have reercncd 11 e .. er smcc I horc I don·1 h1Hc 10 repeat 11 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 29. 1996 9 !coming Soon CICER01.f 1201 Westheimer DELI (behind Hollywood Video) 587-5397 S ince 1977 '\ '•~ J Drag Queen f.1. ,:~ Night <1 - once a month <,.... /h;;~;~ ~ Super Sized .""f 7 <.. 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Academy Awards recap and Voice Oscar Contest wrap-up 8) JAVIER TA.\fEZ Houston Vo1Ct' for the record Kot only did l cough-up SSO to the as-yet-to·be revealed winner of the Houston Voice Oscar Contest. l also blew an add1t1onal S4S on bets that Tht Postman ($2S) and Babt ($20) would be shut out at the 68th Annual Academy Awards (OK Jon. next year we split the critical half of the contest prize money.) When all wH said and done, more differ­ent movies than at any time in mcmory- 11-had finished the evening with an Oscar. Seven different films won one each. while four others each took. two. And the big winner of the evening with a mea­ger (compared to previous big winners) five awards wa1 Bra11ehear1. Mel Gib­son's gloriou> Scottish mdcpcndence epic was named Best Picture m an evening filled not only with unexpected winners and Oscar surprises but wonderfully full of touchy teary-eyed moments as well. Whoop• Goldberg did a great JOb as emcee She met Jesse Jackson and his moronic protest head-on, and she also struck a hlow for l1fung the awards cere­mony from pollttcal gestures (fat chance') by saymg she had received so m.iny ribbons ro wear. for ~o many cau!'tes. thal she wouldn' t hear of concealing her brand new. expensive dre:-.s under them . V.'hether by co1nc1dence or deqgn. Goldberg"s stance set 1he tone as fewer than a dozen presenterslrec1p1ents were bedecked v. uh red ribbon' Goldberg congra1u 1ared Alec Bald· wm for be ng acquitted of as,ault charges against - 'ol..ose 1nuud1'lg papar-azz1, and 1c h 1k aim .. Charlie Sheen and Hugh Grant and rhe things they·ve paid for. Goldberg's untenered aplomb and good­natured humor served as a nice contrast to the evening's hearrstring-tugging moments and lhere were plenty of them Mira Sorvmo gave a glowing salute to her father Paul Sor'!no who wep1 with pride in 1he audience. Kirk Douglas stood tall and strong despite slurred speech from a recent stroke as he accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award . Pointing out his four sons and his wife in the audience, Douglas said they're "proud of the old man ." From their c;eab. the fours sons all cried, while Mrs Douglas veritably balled (and completely ruined her make­up 1n the process). But the evening most special moment came when Christopher Reeve, appear­ing as resplendent and handsome as ever, appeared center ~tage to introduce a montage of clips from social 1mpac1 films. A few seconds of s1unned silence was fol­lowed by a Slanding ova11on of nearly 1wo minutes, as the audience, many of them wiping away tears, acknowledged 1he tremendous courage of one of their own. It was a clac;~ 1c Oscar momen1 and years from now, It will be recalled as one of those special moments that makes 1he Oscars so special. The ceremony had us flauer and lighter moments too. of course. Jackie Chan and Kareem Abdul·Jaabar pre,ented 1he awards tor lave Action Short and Ani­mated Short. and the two together JU~l s1ank. Their JOkes were had and made all 1he .... orse by their delivery II \\.a' a perfecl time to run 10 1he res1room. Sha on Slone looking like a million bucks m her basic black off-the-racl atlire (black t-shiri from The Gap, with a filled long black coat and a black skir1 which she already had hanging in her closet). gets 1he cool-under-pressure award She was presenting the awards for Original Score-Comedy/Musical aod Original Score-Drama along with telecast pro­ducer Qumcy Jones. The two got lhrough the award JUSI fine, but af1er reading through the nominees for Dramatic Score, they discovered there was no envelope. Whole Jones ran off backstage 10 find out whose name shou ld be announced as winner. Slone remained at lhe podium and asked 1he audience for a "psychic moment," so 1hey could all learn the name of the winner .. It') com­ing 10 me." Stone quipped, and Jones walked up and whispered the winner's name 1n her car. S1one's pointed rebuff of fashion 1 designers yearning to have their crea­tions showcased in fron1 of a bill1on­strong telev1s1on audience did not carry over to others at the ceremony. Black was not as ub1qu1tous on the women as It has been 1n recent years . Browns­Anjelica Huston , Susan Sarandon. San· dra Bullock-were present in various shades. And pinks-Elisabeth Shue, I Christine l.ah11. Kale Winsle1-made a pale presence. I Trad1t1on was the rule of thumb for the men 3) well. Bow ucs \\.ere back ma big way, outnumbering the t1elcss collars hy f 1wo·1o·one hut Jim Carrey and Jimmy Smus lo.,·balled 1hc affair hy l"ear1ng I neckti<S Kevin Spacey looked partic ularl) Jashing in a v. hue tux. but G1h!<>OO had the best thematic tux . the tahuc tor the vest used his family urun, and he wore a sword pm on his lapel. h was all very Brai·t!ht!art . Besides Best P1c1ure and Best Director accolades for Gibson, Bra,.ehtart also garnered awards for Cinemaiogr aphy. Sound Effec1s Edumg and Makeup. Best Ac1or Nicholas Cage ("Lea v ing Las Vegas"). Besl Aclress Susan Sar andon ( Dtad Man Walking ) and Bes1 Sup­ponmg Actress Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodltt ) picked up 1he only awards for their respec11ve films Best Supporting Actor Kevon Spacey ( Tht Usual Susptcts ) was one of 1wo award­wonners for that film. as Christopher McQuarrie 1ook 1he Origioal Screen­play for penniog lhe complex crime story. Other double winners were Apotto 13 for Ed11ing and Sound; Poca­hontas for Origioal Score Musica l/ Comedy and Original Song (Disney si ngs again); and Rtstoration which scooped up Ari Direc1ion and Costume Design (does It count 1ha1 l oever ac1ually saw this one?). Other single winners were. St!nSt! and Stnsibi/ity (Adapled Screenplay). 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Subscribe (713) 529-8490 Montrose Clinic 's 'New Beginnings' faces challenge of replacing funding New Beginning a program which pro· vodes short-term psychotherapy at the Montrose Clinic. 1s hoping 10 expand . Originally designed for HIV-related prohlcm!i, the program hopes to expand ns outreach to therapy for adults and ado· lescen1' (especially gay>, lesbian> and low· income clients) addressing a wide range of 1s!tues, including depression anxiety. relat1onsh1p and workplace concerns, hercavement/gncf. compul· s1ve behaviors, and chronic illness other than llIV. There is, however, a pressing problem woth the expansion plans ; New Beginnings' funding ends at the end of this month Sally Hubertz, M.A .. L.PC., psycho­therapist with the program is choosing to look at the sotuation from a positive per· spectove . Because New Beginnings had been funded through Ryan White, the pro· gram was hmoted to lllV-related psycho· therapy ; begonnong on April, the program has a "new lease" to expand and redefine itself to addre" the other mental health issues . ' "With different funding sources, we can broaden our outreach" to include for example. empo1,1. errng It\· h1an women lO get appropriate medical care, ''he all they can he .. or go .. beyond abuse", addressing issues of commun1- ca11on and stress reducuon, and building a "total" healthy lifestyle, she "'d The program is a lso sen!\ 1t 1ve and acces!\1 blc 10 lhe deaf/hearing impaired commu noty. New Beg innings offers a sliding scale ($0-60) for sessions . Of course, no program can conunue oper­ating wilhoul funding; so, a series of fun­d raisers are in plannrng ro save the pro­gram and keep It operatong after March 31 . One of these fundraosers is scheduled to take place Sunday, March 31 at lncognoto, a new nightclub located near the George R. Brown Convention Ccn1er Downtown . The first annual "Montrose Clonique Mystique Extravaganza" is a bene fit show for New Begonnongs featuring pop· ular loca l entertarners Cover charge is $5; doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show sta rts at 8:00 p .m. For more in fo rma1ion on New Begin­nings o r upcomi ng be ne fits, con tact Sally Hu be rtz at 520-2060. Another way to reach us! You can now send your letters, news leads, and other correspondence to the I JOUSTON VOICE by e-mail. Address to: I Jou Voice@aol.com. HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 29, 1996 11 A QUALITY OF LIFE ALTERNATIVE WHEN SELLING YOUR LIFE INSURANCE POLICY MONEY TO EXTEND LIFE. MONEY TO ENJOY LIFE. 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Still A Tradition - ~!! ~~fES-~~ Coming Soon Westheimer Street Festi~al April H - 14th lee Chardon (Just out of retirement with her infamous Roof Top Ruiew) ~~~!§;'..§?9 Saturday March 30th, 10am - 4pm LVL PWA Holiday Fund Car Wash Mary's parking lot Benefits The Holiday Fund Working Account L~~ SUNDANCE ATTLt CO!ol~AN HOOSTOS TEXAS H A P P Y H O U R S Mer11i119 7un-2pm • Af ter111111 Spm-9pm • S1t11rd1y 71m-7pm 1022 WESTHEIMER • HOUSTON • (7H) 527-9669 Economic Pressure; Ath- 1 let ic Prowess return to the Colorado boycou . Unlike lhe Coors and orange JUICe boy­cous. however, 1he Colorado boycoll has generated significant contro­versy w11h 1n 1he gay and lesbian com­mun11y Some gays and lesbians have quesuoned whe1her by boyconrng 1he state, act1v1s1s were abandonrng Col orado when 11 needed ou1side help mos1. 01hers ques11oned 1he wisdom of boy­coumg Gay Ski Week in Aspen-a c11y which had passed a non-d1scrim111a· lion law that Amendmem 2 had vo1ded­and instead vacationing an Park C11y, Utah. which never even protected gays from discrim111at1on in the first place What are some of the products gays and lesbians have boycotted over the yea rs ? Boycotts have been a useful form of pol111cal ac11on for 1he American gay and lesbian community in the last sev~ eral decades While pe1111ons and marches bring ~ome measure of public~ lly and vis1bil1ty to rartic1pants boycous are much qu1e1er They allow a lesbian in rural America who would be terrified 1f her neighbors knew she favored gay rights to register her pro· 1esi by simply cea.ing 10 buy orange Juice or , .. is1t Colorado . One of 1he fir>! na11onw1de efforis by 1he gay and lesbian communuy 10 boy­co11 a specific produc1 came in l 973. when gays and lesbians around 1he counlry began 10 boyco11 Coors beer. As wuh many boycom, 1his one spread by word of mouth much more than by organ 4 1Zed poll11cal ac11on Reasons for lhe boyco11 included unfair labor prac11ces a1 Coors (including asling po1en11al employees 1f 1hey were gay) and 1he anu­gay dona11ons by 1he Coors family The local Coors boycott in San 1-rancisco wa.., organized hy none other than future superv1Sor Harvey Mill In 1977 Coors iool oul ads in The Ad1·0- cau declaring 1ha1 1he company and lhe Coors family Jo not give monC)' to anti · gay organ1Za11ons bu1 1he boycoll conlrnued In 1982. 1he company even tiled an unsucce5stul lawsuit agai nst Solidarity. a gay organ11at1on pushing !he boyco11. In 1987. when 1he AFL·CIO seulod 11s labor d"pulcs w11h Coors the hoycoll f111led hut some ga).., and le~h1ans ~ 1111 refuse 10 drink Coors, and some community han. ~till don't \ell JtS brand of beer. Ano1her ma1or beverage boyco11 by gay.., and lc:sh1an5 came an 1977 when Florida orange Juice spokesperson (and former pop singer and Miss Olla­homa) An11a Bryan! began her crusade to repeal non d1scr1m10at1on laws 1n M1am1 and 01her parls of 1he coun1ry. To proleSI the "Save Our Ch1ldrn" cam­paign, Bryan1 opponenlS around 1he coun1ry slopped purchasing and drink mg Honda orange JUICe Some gay bars even displayed s gns which insisted We use Cal1forn1a orange JUICe only.' In 1980 Bryan! was dropped h) the C1trus Comrn1ss1on, and Flor4 1da orange JU1Ce reappeared on the breakfa\t tahles of same-sex house­holds throughout America at least unul Rush Limbaugh was hired by the Florida C11rus Commission 111 1994 Probably the biggest gay and leshian boycou m recent )cars hasn'I been ol a product t>ul o~ a Slale-Colorado On elecuon day 1992, JUSI as gays and les­bians around the c untry were eek· bra11ng 1he <1ec11on ol Bill Clinton, Colorado vo1ers approved "Amend­ment 2 • This measure, sponsored by Colorado lor Family Values, sough1 to forbid any JUrisd1ct1on w11hin the s1a1e from prol<Cllng gays and lesbi­ans from .. an) claim ot d1s(r1rn1na· ton:· The very ne11.t day. act1v1sts announced their plan 10 hoycoll Colo· rado's 1ouri~m industry \.lih1cl' con· tnue.1 unt I a courl suspended the 1111 11a11ve The ca<e has heen appealed, and the Supreme Courl is expec ed lo render a ma or dcc1s1or. 1h1s spring as f whether Slates c , ban gJy r his aws l·a ly md1- ca11ons sugges1 1he Coun w1 I be S) m­pa1~ c11c I opponents of Am ndmcn1 2. bu1 s~ould t~ey d0<1de t~e 01her way many a_11v1sts arc I lely I ca~I f r 4 On lhe olher hand, 1he boycott has deprived Colorado of m1ll1ons of dol ­lars in convention and tourism reve­nue . More 1han simply pun1Shrng 1he sia1e for 11s 1992 vole, Colorado's loS\ of funds has sent a financial warning to other states and c1t1es considering such 1n11 1 at1ve~. Why aren ' t the Gay Games call ed the Gay Olympics? They were, once In 1982, Olympic deca1hle1e Dr. Tom Waddell organ1Zed whai he hoped would be a "Gay Olympic<" in San Francisco More lhan a 1hou>1nd a1hle1es from around the world came to San Francisco for the August CYenl, but arrived to find out that the name had been changed to lhe .. Gay Game.so"' because of a court order secured by lhe Un11ed S1a1es Olympic Commillee (USOC) Of course, lhe USOC had no ob1ec11on 10 lhe Police Olympic,, 1he Special O lym pie~. or even the Canine Ol)'mp1c' hut the Gay Olympics was unaccep1ahlc to 1hem Waddcll's organ11a11on sued, and the case went all t he way 10 the Supreme Court. In one of the h1gheM·prot1le gay or le' b1an cases ever to come hetore the na11on·~ rnp cuurt, 1he JUS11ces ruled 7·2 thai 1he \!SOC did have 1he righ1 10 s1<1p 1he gay olymp1ad from usrng the ..-.ord "Olympic.." The case, San Francisco Ans and A1hle11c vs. Un11ed S1a1es Olympic Comm111ec, held in eflccl Iha! 1he Amaleur Sporis Acl had given 1he USOC broad righlS Ill deiermine "ho could and c:iuld not U'.'iiC the term *"01) m pies.'" The initial reaction among Gay Olym­pics "'upportcrs was anger and protest fhe ell) of San rranc1scu even defied the initial court order and declared Augu~t 28 l 982 "Gay Olympics Day" Bui soon the squabhlc over the name wa~ over· '\hadowed by the sense of power. unuy, and fun that came wuh the largest C\ler gay a1hle11c compe1111un. Al 1he openrng ceremonies tor the Ga) Games in 1986, again an San 1=ranc1sco , wri1er Arm1-Uead Maupin lold the more 1han 2,000 a1hle1es ga1hered 1here 1ha1 the imponan1 word was "'Gay, not " Olympics." The Gay Games have grown geomem ~ catty since •hen w11h 1he 1990 games in Vancou\·er, and the 1994 games 111 New York drawing thou,ands of 1ouruts to those cities. As athletes around the world prepare for Gay Games V 1n Amsterdam two years trom now. the squabble over the name '" barely remem· be red (David Bianco M A., leaches gay and lesbian h1uory and pul111cs at the lns111u1c ot Gay and I ~sb1an Lduca 1•011 in Wes1 llollyw od If lher< s an) 1hmg aboul the h1s1ory f ga) s and or lesbians yoa vc al\lii ays wondered about, cnn~act him care ol this ncwspa per or 1hrough his I mail address Ari B1an< @ao com Past Ou1 · appeJrs twu:e a mo'lth> HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 29. 1996 13 Olympic diver now author, actor and reluctant role model (Con1 inued from Page I) Hundreds of people s1ood in line lasl week 10 calch a glimpse of Lougan1s, who was in town on the tour to promote the paperback release of his book The crowd 1ha1 ga1hered for 1he book signing a1 Crossroads Markel was a poignan1 1es· tament to the many lives Louganis has 1ouched through his courageous bal· lie , and his overwhelming ab1lily 10 overcome the adversuy in his life and turn It into an important message for oth4 e rs ~ Louganis claims 1ha1 composing 1he hook has had a greater impact on his men· ul heal1h 1han he 1hough1 11 would. He 1hough1fully lamenis 1ha1 .. 1he whole ph)Ce~\ ,. was cathartic for him . ••rm >1111 working 1hrough a 101 of s1uff, and a lot of -.curt 1s hl..e really raw. you know. and going 1hrough w11h 1ha1, 1hrough 1ha1 process and I JU~t recently read the first draft and second draft and I started rerea ding portion~ to see how far I've come, because I'm defin11ely not in the same place 1hat I was before and II kind ofiook a couple of years for me as far as personal growth and understanding," he explained Louganis also commen1ed on his adop 4 lion, which he covers m 1he book. He said he remembers going through a period during hts adolescence when he fell 1hat ••1f my natural parents couldn "1 love me, then nohoJy could and I wouldn·t let 1hem" lie says 1ha1 his a1111ude on lhe subject has since changed due 10 1hough1lul sell·analy<i> and rellec· t1on and he now c.:ons1ders w11hou1 hes 1tat1on the t:ouple who raised him a ... his parent... . l'he) raised me. they were there when I ..,Linned my knee. they were 1herc tn put down restric1ton.., when I wa ... er Tu -.--~w at I with Hostess (laugh 1ng) a brai .. Louganis shocked 1he world 1n Feb. 1995 when he for 01her alh· le1es to come out 1n such a frank: manner True to form, Louganis was humble and said he was unsure 1f he had made such an impact on olher spor1s fig· ures ' I don ' 1 tionship an)t1me ~oon, he s aid . In add111on, Louganis has no desire to become a role model and doe~n 't belie"e that anyone can live up to the moniker ··People have to strive to be their own role models.'' he says w11h hos infamous grin . "II IS very na11ering 10 lhink lhal you m1gh1 be remembered , and I ' ve always fell 1ha1 If Im remembered a< a diver, I hope I m remembered a. being srrong and graceful I think us ever)'· hody's goal 10 make a difference and 1f I can have some type ot impact on mak. ing a difference , 1hen grcai ," »Id Lou· ganis unabashedly. announce to Barbara Wal· 1ers on ABC's 20/20 1ha1 he has AIDS . His au1ob1ogra· phy, co-writ­ten w11h Eric Marcus. was relea.cd fol · lowing 1ha1 disclosure , Greg Louganis greets an un1dentr/1ed C'Ullomer at CrossroadJ Mark.et 1n Houston last wetJ:. know .. I'm no1 a real sports fan . I knov. a number of athlete ... who r\'e meta who l'\"e admired and l lry The attention to taking care of himself 1s apparenll) paying off Louganos 1s m fine form bo1h physicall) and menially. He ha~ a i;tr1king demeanor and looks great m person, and he also possesses a boyish charm 1hai 1ransccnds youth and \Itta lily hecame an instant )Uccess and sold vol­umes. As 1s cu ... comary with AIDS related ca:-.es , some controversy ensued Lou· ganis was the targe1 of cr1tic1sm from many tor remammg s1lt:n1 about his sta­tus after hilling his head on a diving hoard al 1he 1988 Seoul Olympics and allowing doctors to ~Hitch his wound w1thou1 the pro1ec1ion of gloves . For his parl, Lougan1> says he unders1ands their concerns and admits he acted irres­ponsibly. He blames his fear of re1r1- but1on a:-. a factor for his clandestine behavior w11h re>p<CI 10 being HIV-pos- Ill Ve fhe succe~ ... of ht~ book has also con4 trthuted to a budding acting career for 1he iconoclasllc gymnasi In 1995 , l.ou1an1s took over for Dan Butler tn the Nev. York production ot ht!i. one· man sho". Th• Only Thing Wor.u You Could /101 e Told ~fr More recen1ly. he appears 111 director Randal Kleiscr's new AIDS·lhemcd film /1'.< My Pony. I a>ked Greg 11 he though1 1ha1 his revela­tion llflcred a pret:edent or paved the way 10 keep up wi1h what lhey re doing and l respect theH talents and their atnli­t1es, bul l don"1 know 11 I've helped 1hcm, he reflected . Lougan1s believes that "each individual i' on their own lime clock: and they have to make their own decisions for them:,elve~ and what ' s righl for lhem and for wha1 works for 1hem ... Interescrngly, Lougan1s said he wants to be remembered most as a "'diver who was strong and graceful and as a person who made a difference ..... Recent cnti­c1sm from lesbian and gay organiza · lions for not doing more for their cause!". has been a source of cons1erna11on for 1he d1V1ng champion . While he feeh a sense of respons1b1l11y lD the commu­nlly, he also feels he has 10 uke care of h1msell lie dues so by •pending qual11y time w11h his belo\·cd harlequm Great Dane.., that he raises for champ1onsh1p shows and provides him \1ri11h mental sol ace and qutle ~erentt) lie 1s currentl)' srngle and 1~ 001 dating. anyone . nor does he have the desire to JUmp into a rela· Louganis will be ""orling dosel) wuh 1he produc11on of lhe upcoming 1clc· v1s1on adaptation of his autoh1ogra phy. sci 10 air la1cr 1his year on 1he USA network: Louganis has staled numer­ous times that he would lake Keanu Reeves to portray him in the telepic~ however. 1ha1 appears unhkel) (Reeves has Slated repcaiedly 1ha1 he doesn 1 do 1<kv1· s1on) Whal a,s certam, ho\\eYer, 1s thal Lougan1s will ~e heavily involved dur mg 1he making of1he lilm and he "•ll.1.on· trary to rumors no1 be portra) mg h1m­' cll '"I have lead appro»l because lam going 10 body double and do 1he diving m)'Clf" Qu11e an euraordmary feat for a man t.A:ho has endured a hfe of ups and downs Greg Louganis 1s a man v.ho continues to break: surfaces bc)ond an)onc::·~ e\pec­tatlons CELEBRATE PALM FUN-DAY with <"'l I hope Ed has reinforced the stage! r;" Sunday, March 31. S:OOpm SPECIAL GUESTS: Ms. BRB. Day·Leiqh Edwards Ciji Martinez * Bobbi Jo West Johnny Johnston Marilyn Marl?s * Rita Charles Benefitinq AIDS Housinq Coalition Houston MALE STRIP CONTEST at 11:00 Pm MALE STRIP CONTEST at 11:00 Pm 3 0 2 Catia Lee Love 2517 RalPh Street at Westheimer (713J 527-9071 Bureers in the Back with the Bureer Bitch s 1"11 0 Also includin!! • HaPPY Hour 7am-9Pm weekdays • $1.50 Well 4-7 Saturday • $1.50 Vodka 7am-6Pm South of the Border Nieht with Marilyn "Carmen" Marks Featurine SPecial Guests Cameron Showtime at 11 Pm. Leah Halston • Mui! Club 7am-10Pm • $3.75 Pitchers & $1.25 Mul!s Jade MYkels m 0 COl.<"4El!CIAlMlMIER ~ & talent nh?ht winner ~ · ~ ~ 1st Entertainer of the Year Contest at llPm Hosted by Tara Oion 14 HOUSTON VOICE I MAflCH 29, 1996 Community Calendar 1Con11nued from page 2 Womens Action Coal1t1on meets at I • Women's Action Coal1t1on (WAC) Toopee ' s 7 00 pm, Call 867-9581. meets at 7:00 p .m Call 867 -9581. Tuesday, April 2 • Free Dance Lessons at rhe Brazos River Bollom . 9:30 p.m Call 528-9192 • Live Jazz at Borders Book Shop. Call I 782-6066 . • HIV Communlly Caucus meets at 6 30 p.m Call 529-8484. • Pride Comm1uee of Houston meets at 6 30 pm Call 521-1000. Wednesday, April 3 • Houston Tennis Club meets at 10:30 p .m. Call 537 1348 • Shiela Lennon performs at Chances . 9 :00 pm . Call 523·7217. • Houston Pride Band practices at 01g­n11y Houston Call 524 -0218 •GLOBAL meets at 4:00 p.m. Call 743- 7539. • Toopce'> Coffee Bar has "Ac11v11y Night" wllh a complimentary buffet 5 00 p m 10 8.00 p .m Call 522-7662. ~~ ~ '-1 • HIV survivor Support Group meels at 2929 Unlly Drive 7:00 p.m . Call 782- 4050 • Men ' s Network at Montrose Coun­seling Center. 7:00 p.m Call 529-0037. • Houston Tennis Club meets at 7: 15 p .m. Call 537- 1348 . • Lambda Rollerskating Club skates al 8 00 pm. Call 933 5818 . • Women's Network at Montrose Coun­seling Center. 7:00 p.m. Call 529-0037. • Ongorng Mixed Living in Process Group for men and women. Call 622-7250 for more info . • Living wuh Chronic Pam at Montrose Counseling Center 9:30 p m. Call 529·0037. • Aftercare Group Treatment at Mon­trose Counseling Center. 6:00 p.m. Call 529·0037 • Women's Issues Process Group at Montrose Counseling Center. 6 :30 p.m . Call 529-0037. • Lesb1an l81sexual Surv ivors at Montrose Counseling Center. 6.30 p.m . Call 529·0037. • Bi-Net of Houston meets al 7:00 p.m. Call 861-9149 . • Houston Gay and Lesbian Pol1t1cal Caucus meets at 7:30 p. m. Call 521· 1000. • Houston Area Bears dine out at 7:00 p .m Call 867 9123 Thursday, April 4 • Montrose Ice Picks skate 11 the Gal­leria . 8:00 P.M . Call 629· 1432. • Broadway Showtunes at J .R's 9:00 pm. Call 521-2519. • An Classes at The Art League. I ·OO P.M Call 523-8817 • Front Runners meet at Memorial Park . 6·30 p .m. Call 522-8021. • Gay Men's Chorus of Houston open rehearsal at 7:00 p.m . Call 521-7464 • Twen1ysome1h1ng meets at 7:30 p.m ~ ~· Church of the Heon Cactus proudly presents Amazing Cirace Ill Sunday. March 31. 7:30pm 6enefiting the Colt 45's Stone Soup ffosted by Hr. Virgil 6urke & Hr. Chris 6allard - fl ~ • ~ fl - ~ ~ -- 1' "Mornings" Come by & hove o cocktail & o laugh or two with Don - Mondays & Saturdays & Vero - Tuesday thru fridoy 7om-noon f ~ ; f ~ ; If you don't know how to 600T SCOOT We 'II teach ya! Dance lessons Tuesday 9:30 - 11:30 pm Thursday 9:00 - 11:00 pm " ~6SOLUTfl Y fRff" ~ ; f Sundays 6e a part of a growing tradition 6R6 Steak Night ONLY $6 5-9pm ; f ~; f ~; 6rozos River 6ottom where the MfM ore hotter than a pistol! 2400 6R~ZOS • (713) 528-9192 Call 531-9396. • KPFT Lesbian and Gay Voices airs al 8 00 pm 10 10:00 p.m. Call 866-6505 . • Burger and Chill night at the Brazos River Bollom. 6:00 p.m 10 9:00 p.m . •Steak Night al the 611 Pub 6:30 pm • Dance lessons at the Brazos River Bollom 9:30 p.m . Free Call 880-0670 • Safer Sex for Lesbians al Ms. B's 9:30 p .m. Call 666-3464 . • Ongoing gay men's Living in Process Group . Call 622-7250 . • Open Mike Night al Cafe Arllste. 1601 W. Main . 8:00 p .m Call 528·3704 . • HIV+ Men Psychotherapy al Mon­trose Counseling Center. 1• 15 p .m Call 529-0037 • Relapse Prcvcnnon at Montrose Counseling Center. 2 :00 p m. Call 529-0037. • Outpatient Group Treatment at Mon· irose Counseling Center 6 :00 p.m Call 529-0037. • Aftercare Group Treatment at Mon· irose Counseling Center 6:00 p.m. Call 529-0037. • Medita11on and Chanting Group meets at 7·00 p m Call 942-0923 . •HIV Affected al CASA. 7:00 p.m Call 796-2272 • Men's Therapy Group at Monrrose Counseling Ce nt e r 7 .00 r m Call 529·0037 • Film at the Museum ol bne Am 100 Years Ago· I.umiere at 7·10 p m Call 639 7300 Editor of son's 1977 documentary dies SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, March 20 (AP)-Carolyn " Casey" Adair, who edited her son's ground­breaking documentary about gays and lesbians, has died . Mrs . Adair died Saturday after a long struggle with pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure . She was 82. Mrs . Adair was a contributing editor to the national magazine Green Letter She edi1ed "The Word is Out. Stories of Some of Our Lives," a I 977 documen· tary produced by her son , Peter Adair Peter Adair has made several docu­mentaries about the gay and lesbian experience and coping with the AIDS virus . A memorial service will be held April 5 at the California Academy of Set· ences in Golden Gate Park She h sur· vived by her husband of 57 years, John Adair, and three children . FHtlJl'lng Of1111butJon In the HOUSTON GALVESTON ArH ~) Tho LONE STAR in HOUSTON' a ( G1y1le1bi1n Newt rlOUS'f 01 l VOICE 1b Report ... Ne~ • • 51.<>scrt>o • MVcrll:<> (713) 529-8490 Na~ (90a 729 8'90 • Fl• t1'11 S...'""1 95.J'I I Texas chapter of NLGJA meets 1n Houston "Navigating the 90's," the confer· ence theme, focused on the challenges faced by gay and lesbian iournalists in a turbulent era marked by upheavals in the news business and fast-paced changes in the means and concept of mass commun1cat1ons. ( Indeed. part1c- 1pants in the "Ask the Editors" panel noted that we 111 the throes of an age in which a massive amount of informa­tion is delivered to society that 1s not "l1hered" through what we the media, nor the m1ss1on or ethics of that inst1- tut1on). The bulk ot the conference, however, centered on more rraditional and lamll1ar issue< faced by gay and lesbian JOUrnallH\, such as coming out A panel di<cussion lilied "Com111g Out to Colleagues, Sources and the Commun11y" brought together a diverse group of journalists who "ihared their own .. coming out" sto­ries. Interestingly, the group 111cluded people 111 various stages of the proc· es\, and even a heterosexual reporter "ho admitted having occasionally allowed those he has interviewed to believe he "gay The panelists' sto· rics revealed a wide range of expen­en~ es, a' well a.., divergent view\ rcgardrng what it mean' lO be ·out· Todd Camp relayed how he "°' trans lcrrcJ trorn h1' Joh a' eduor of Cla.f.'i ..tea a special children·, magazine sectwn ol the Fort Vlorth Stllr Tele­gram, and reassigned ro a feature wr11rng position 111 January. after a ir;.rnglc reader complained ahout car~ toon' hy Camp that had previously run in the J'e\tH Triangle. a gay new ... pa· per C.1111p J.11nen1cd that while a tlood of stories 111 hnth the ma1n1r.trea111 and gay pre" 1dent1!1ed h1111 as an "npenly gay e<l tor •he wasn't sure what the term me rnt I'd heen 111 1he pos1t1on {edit· 1ng lhe duldre.,·s maga11ne) for four yors .lll<I there had never bee, a pron· lem " until the ncwspJper received a s1•1gle letter from a reader who hud rei.:c1vcd a copy ot one uf Camp's car· toor.i;, 111 a ma1l111g trnm the anti-gay Texas Family Assoc1acmn and rec ogn11ed Ins name. "The letter 11-.11 v.:as racher mnocuou,;• ,aid Camp, .. It d1dn t a'k tnr punishment~ It ju\t said that the woman felt the cartoon was map· propr1ate •• The cartoon 111 question showed the 'trip'' nl<Hll character having a steamy i;yhcr·chat, then going into hysterics atcer learning hts 'computer sex'' partner I' 14 It was tncluded in a mai­lout trom TFA targetrng the Trion J:lt' ·~ adverll,en,,, among others, with the apparent 'ugge,tion that ll pro· motel.I pedophilia .. My comment ""• you would have to he a complete and total idiot to misinterpret che mean111g ot this cartoon" Camp fumed. And although Star Telegram Executive 1~d11or DeMue Price 111~1\ted the tran\ fer v.a,n·t a "'gay l!\sue''. Camp 'aid the e~per1ence taught h11n that, even 111 h" progressive v.od.. pla1:e (the f·tHI \Vonh paper 1' one of the fey. media out lets 111 Te'a' that provide' domc,t1c pa1t11cr hcncf11s). there 1-, 'till much "-OI ~ w he done tmd a great need tor an organ11.ttion like NI.GJA Jro111cJlly, the moderator ot the p.111cl. Ju.111 Palomo, current!) the re 1gm11 rcpor tcr tor the .·tustin Amer­" an Stauuna11 reported thJt a rclig 1 us right nun1stcr's cltort to target h1111 had much lc~s effect Palomo hest known loc.11 y as a columrust tor the now detunct /louston l'o<t told the group thJt Tl A's d11ecwr. Wyatt Roh· ens, had sent a letter to pa~tor' 111 the Austin area ad\. tStng them of the new Statesman religion reporter's sexual orientation and the fact that he, also, had contributed columns to the Tri· angl~. Palomo noted that he has not had any pastors decline to be interviewed by lnm; he has, however, received calls oflerrng support " I have yet to have any problems because of this," he said. "It's a luxury to be out, and not have to worry about these things" Others offered a sharply different take on the out·in-the-workplace issue. Dan Meador, director of weather com­mun1cat1ons for KHOU-TV Houston (Channel II), puzzled. "What does that mean, being ·out?' If your defini· t1<10 of 'out' is hav111g a picture of your lover on your desk ... ! don't know 1f I'm comfortable wuh that. I have my work and I have my (social) life," said Meador. a 25-year TV veteran who has been an on·the-a1r meteorologist with the Houston station s111ce 1982. "I'm farther along than I used to be Before, people would come up to me in the ba" and say, 'hey, aren't you that weather guy'!' and I'd say, 'No .. I JUSt look like him.' I don't do that anymore Now. I'm not afraid to let people know." Meador added th1> advice for on-the-air gays 111 hroadcasting "Just keep your no\e clean act re,pons1hl) Tim Halley A wards Pre­sented Two journaliir;.l\ received award' at the Nl.GJA ~tace conforcnce, hoth for 'to· ries that appeared 111 Texas gay/le,hian ncw ... papcrs Andrew Edmonson received a Special Merit Award for fea· turc 'tor 1cs he wrnlc tor l he llouHon Voin~. while John Mc.:CO) of the Dallas Voice rccc1vcJ the Tim 1 lal cy Aclucvc mcnt Rccogn1tion AY.ard tor a ser c~ of news SltHIC'i. on AIDS issues ·1 he Tcxa< N!.GJA Awards arc named m honor ot Ila ley, a purnal1\I lo~ the Beaumont f~n1erprur and a''"c1a­t11rn hoard memher who lo,.t his hattle "llh AIDS 111 1994 Martha I 1ebrum, fJrmer air;.s1'1ant managrng editor tor the /Jmuton Post judged th1\ year's compe11t1on. A new award, for worlplace advocacy. had also been introduced this year However. an award was not presented as the assoc1at1on did not receive any nom1nat1on\ 1n time for 1he confer .. ence The conference also included a pre­sentation on u1.i1ng the Internet for news gathering and inter·media com­mun1cat10ns: a luncheon featuring keynote >peaker Daniel Helminiak (see related story) and entertainment hy llou,ton comedian Nancy Ford, who 1' aho columnl\t tor Outsmart maga­zine. The National Le>b1an and Gay Jour­nalls1s As!'lloc1at1on I\ an organiza­ticlll ot news media profC!'ll!'lllOnal\ who'e goal\ rncludc making news­room' more ho,p1tahle for gay and le'­h 1 an JOUrnal1't'; fcHtcring fair. comprchen,ive anti accurate cover age ol lcsh1an anc.J gay ''sue'; 't1mu· lat1ng dialogue on prole\\ional and ethical l\lri.UC\, ancJ 'cn1ng a ... a pro· fc\\101tal and !<.oc1al nctworl..: The 01gan11at1on ha; a total ot ahout 1200 nu:mtlers 1n the lln11cd States ancJ Can­ada This year's cunfercncc "as the fourth annual cvc111 for the lc,as chapter l1Hl1v1dual> interested in the chap ter its ac11vJt1cs, or the NLGJA can obta111 more 1ntormat1on b)" callrng 220·6025 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 29, 1996 15 BUSINESS Fitness Exchange signs 'DFZ' pledge Following a discussion with Suzanne Anderson Properties that seuled initial concerns about an ad to be placed in the lobby of his fitness club. Fitness Exchange owner Al McClerren has signed on as the latest participant in the Discrimination Free Zone, a project of the Houston Gay & Les­b1a n Political Caucus and the African· American Lesbian/Gay Alliance Rick Barnes. a Realtor with Suzanne Anderson Properties, had purchased space on an adver11sing board in the Fitness Exchange lobby. accordm& to Anderson. The real estate company generally touts itself as "Houston's Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender Realtor" in all adver11s· 1ng After some discussion regarding the ad. McClerren agreed 10 place 11 1n the lobby of his Kirby Drive business and to commit to panicipation in 1hc Discrimination Free Zone. Barnes and Anderson said The DFZ initiative is intended to encourage businesses. particularly those with a sizeable gay cllentele, to publicly pro· claim and affirm a posnion of non-discnm· ination "I am thrilled that we were able to fac11i­ta1e this process," said Barnes •·we arc proud 10 stand wnh Mr McClcrren in our fight for equal rights for all Americans." HGLPC President Pat Gandy lauded the Fitness Exchange "for setting an example for other businesses in Houston and across this nauon to follov. We must stand tough together m order to bring attcnuon to 1he unfortunate need for projects like 1his " "'Mr McClerrcn called me thrs morning (Monday) to say that he " proud 10 support the D1scrim1nation Free Zone initia· uve," said DFZ chair Clarence Bagby. ••we an1ic1pa1e ha\ mg 11 lease one hundred participants by the end of 1hc year." Bagby also said 1hat AALGA and HGLPC are working v.11h several community organ iza11ons to secure commitments to co· sponsor the DFZ. He added that add111onal information on the program and current participation is being compiled and will be reported soon VENTURE-I :s;~=: Pilate lay lalt lllllar •DDEI. - IU I WWW-II IUfDKll- All Day-WednHday-All light Ill Longnecks $1 Friday, March 29th, 9pm Inst Barteaders - Tbe 1.1.1.C.S.S. Saturday, April 27th * Mr. leatare-1 Ceatest lslk a bartender fer details. 16 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 29, 1996 by Jon Anthony My p1d.s for the lop six categories m the Oscar race pro>cd lhe old adage 1ha1 cn11cs don I kno\\ c>el')lhing, ahhough Y.C like 10 lh1nk \\e do All said. I guessed correcll) on four out of six pred1ct1ons, \ .. hich is not entirely off base I was incorrect on m} selccllons for lkSI Supponing ,\ctor and Actress At any rate. 1t "as a ~rcat sho'' ''uh \\ hoop1 al the helm. and congratulations are m order for all 1hc lucky rcc1p1cnts of the co>eled s1atuc \1ovmg on. noted authors \lichael Crichton S)dn•y Sheldon, Richard "orth PaUrrson \lae\.e Binch and lcgcnd3.r) actress \lary T) l•r \loor< (\\hose au1ob1ograph) l/ter 411. "as a beSJ-scller this vcar) , ... l. read from their respellh e "orks. April 27 al 7 pm here m Houston 'or "A C elebrauon of Reading," an annual benelil for the BarlJara Bush Foundation for familv literacy St•ph•n King's ~1ghl) touted scr :!hzed nO\el, The Green \/ile, "slated to hu booi;storcs al the end of 1hc month. The Two Dead Girls "111 be the r 1"11 installment of the thriller set m a SouthcM prison. circa 1930 The plol re,ol'"' around a guard. a prisoner conv1c1cd of l.1Umg )Oung girls and a mouse that s purponed to ha' e supernatural po"crs 'c" mstallments of the serial. for wli1ch Kmg '"_receive SI mu hon per bool.. " I fol O\\ month!) The pioneering punk group the s., P"tols "I· htt the l 5 concen c1rcu1t n Jul) for s1x "eeks. Jamie Ltt Cu rt 15 has \\ nttcn J. book about adoptio~ enlltled rel/ \le Agcun About the \,ghi I lias Born, due in September Rob•rt Goul.i 1.. rrcnd) on Broad\!•a) 1n \.f()()n (A .. r Buffalo 1,; starnng l.)"nn Rrdgra"e \\II tour ma RC\\ producuon of \fan ".Jflo \funchu C.oulc~ is liso signed 10 star n the llroad"a}·boun~ I/en~ S IJ Ot".J. 3 ~CW mUSiC31 J.boUt the famcJ b1garntSt. In ease }OU missed the h) pc, Th• Rea1/es Anlhalogy 2 set ha< been released and is now a\ailable at rc~ord stores C\C")"hcrc Joan Osborne. Don Henley. :-latal1• Merchant. \lichael Stipe (R.h.M.). Peter Gabriel and Rod Stewart will headline a li ... c concert benefit for Witness, a global human righl> organ11;it1on Actor/d1rector Tim Robbins\\ 111 host the C\ent that \\111 be s1mulcu't live from the l'm,ersal Amphitheater 1n I. A on April 28 at 8 pm on VIII Richard Crenna, K•n Olin and Judd '•Ison ha'eJomed lhe list of ccl~britu." . S \\Ith pilots vying for a placement on the fall schedule Sta) tuned Larr} G•lbert (\l''l'S'H) has been signed by CBS to create a rv \CfSIOn OflhC film \ttwor/c. \\h1ch garnered an Oscar for fa>• Dunaway CBS also has production deals" 1th StHen Bochco (\I PV Blue) and Dick Wolf (/.a» and Order) I ony Randall subs111utes for Gtorgt C Scott durmg prc\ic\\ performances for lnheru the H inJ on Broad\\ay Scot~" ho fell 111 during a shool for a film in \\est Virgm1a, Y..ill return \\hen he recm.crs. Randall'!> National Actors I heater ts producing the current re\.ival of lhe classic play about the Scope> Monke) tnal. Pitrtt Bro!rnan stars m the upcoming \lirama- lilm Robinson Crusoe Dolly Parton and l.1ly Tomlin \\111 sing a harmonious duet together on PBS's tire ~fagic School Bus fhc duo lapcd thcir t"o­pan harmony last "eek fort he 1996 holiday episode airing later in the ) car Pat Boon• as m the studio recording has rcnduions cf J.ica") mcC hlls No. this is not JJOkc Rh no Records plans to market Boone as a ~~urgent act ala t on) Btnnttt Roonc , .. ,1 "<Cord Sf'ngs from the hkcs of Judas Pmst Deep Purpl• Ou' Q,bourn•. L•d BOXERSAND ~ ~B~-:U:::N==~N==~I~E~~~S~~S ~u~n~da_y_M~a"-1r~ci~hi3f~k EVERY NIGHT THE LOWEST PRICES IN TOWN! SI 00 Well $125 Shots. $1.75 Beer Forget Your 1.D ? FORGET IT ! Come and See Your Favorite Bartender in BOXER SHORTS During SIJNJ)1\Y Easter Sunday April 7. 3:00 p.m. • 8:00 p.m. Pacific Street Welcomes BUNNIES ONTBE BAYOU Free Shuttle Service Between the Party and PAOFICSTREET Saturday. April IS EPAH Presents Leather & L.91..C'E EVERY NIGHT Our Steamy King Sized Men In Cages Dancing for Your Pumping Pleasure and Houston s ONLY Lazer Lit Dance Floor 71 O Pacific Street Houston, Tx 713/523-0213 Z<pp•lin and M•t•llica Larry King and Howard St•rn ha>c already booked lhe former!) unh1p crooner for their respective gabfests If an) lhmg, 11 should be mterestmg Michael Jordan and Larry Bird will play second siring to thal in1m11able rabbu Bugs Bunny in Warner Bros.' big-screen comedy caper, Srace SholS, due 1his Winier Opcnl) h1sexual novelist Harold Robbins' ne\1, tome The S1allron has jusl been released b) Simon and Schuster Billed as a sequel 10 Tire Belsv, Stallion deli,crs all 1he trad1!1onal Robbins lext encompassing SC\, po\1,er and mtngue A mus1 for fans. Robbins holds the "orld record for best-selling no' elisl of all lime and seL.s an estimated ~0.000 bonks "orld"1dc on a daily basis Other big-name authors Y.ho have JUst released nc"' malerial m time for the summer \3C'Jt1on ~n include. Judith Kr1nt< (Sprrng Colfeclion), Robin Cook (Ctm1agion). L.a-.r•n« Sand•rs ( Hc\'al/y's P=le). Salman Rushdi• (The \loor.> Las/ Sigh) and Joan Collins (Infamous). Other celeb-authors \\ilh u~ommg relea~cs include John Grisham Jacki• Collins and Dani•ll• St•el• Bernad•ll• P.t•rs \\ill perform for the Prt.~1dc:nt and First Lad~ at the White Uousc on April 2 m the: Ro c Garden . l'hcre's tall. of a posS1blc Seinfeld spin-oil starring Julia Louis-Oreyfu5 reprising her Elaine charach..'1' for the potential nC\\ series. Publicists for both the actress and the sho" ha\e issued terse no comment responses. Brad Pitt's next film S~vtn l tars m Tibet has recmcd the seal ofappro,al from fl~tan spmtual leader, the Oal11 Lama h1m<elf. thanks to 1he laborious effons on the b.=half of Richard G•r• 1.egendar) comedian George Carlin returns to the smal! :;crecn 1n 1hc- llBO special Bu1.k m Tol*n, aanng this Saturday at 9 p.m. live from Ne\\ York ... Loni Anderson begins a three \i.-cck stmt on Fox's .\felrose P/a,·e as former beauty queen Teri Carson. Anderson's appearances begin this week on lhe popular serial, which airs Mondays at 7 p.m This wcel.s subjects on A&E's Biography series arc eclcct1c indeed. The Three Stooges. Michelangelo, Charlton H•ston. Moses and Paul Ne-. man will all be profiled on the popular 'how a111ng week nights at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m ... Marlene Dietrich is profiled ma one hour $pci.:1al on AMC that airs Tuesda), April 2 at 9 p.m. AMC" ill sho" an encore al I am .... Cindy Cr1wford IS this "eek'sgu"'I on AB(~.s Friday night .show l/uppcu Tomghl . Top of th• Charts: friends ranked# I in the weckl) N1clsens. Ctlint Dion 1s riding high '" ith her smash smgle 8ecau.$t rou Lo\'td \le in its second \\Cd, as the hottest song in the country. M<. Dion's album debuted al #2, n<'atiy besting the #I album, Jagged l.111/e Pill, by A/ams .\for1sse11e. Monsscttc's lrumc is the hottest modern rock trad., Cristian's <ong Amor s1ill 1ops 1he lalln tracks and Pill) Loveless has the # 1 country :iOOg, rou Can Feel Bad. The 81rdcagt• continues Its domination at the box·oflkc for the third \\eek in a row, despite competition from the heavily hyped Sharon Ston• 'chicle Vwhohque, Y.h1ch opened poor!) Poi111cs seems to be the rage\\ ith book hu)crs if sah.-s are an) indication. Anon)'mous' Primary Colors is 1he top selling fiction 1omc, according 10 The Nm Yori: limes best seller list and Blood.\jwrt b} Jlm•s B. St•-.art heads up the non·fictaon list Quott of tht Wttk: "lfupplly, wefoundacommon caust 10 brmg [th~ .W.t Pistols/ bacl< rogelhtr agam '-'Our mone:v " ·Band mcmhcr Johnn) Rotten. Letters to the Editor Thanks For A 'Night' To Remember FR0\1 DO" Gil.I. Producer. \'1gh1 In Black Ltathrr II, Houston, Tnas On Saturday, March 16 at the Venture N, a dedicated group ol entertainef> organ1zat1ons anc.I contributon came together for Night in Black Leather ll As the producer of th1:-. event I am proud to announce that these caring individuals helped hnng in SS.409 lor 1he Lady V1c10- "" Lust PWA Holiday Fund To ra1~e that much money in one night requ1reJ teamwork: from alt aspects of our wonderful community I wanl to cspe c _ ' y thank Richard Hill. David R Duel, Jim Roberts ol lhe Venture-N, Laura Vil­lagran. Marl. Tee1s , Lyle M11thell Jim Groves, Bobby and Arthur for underwfll· mg thlS memorahle evening. My deep est respect and gra111ude go ou1 10 The Garden Party, 1he wom•n of FI S T., Kmg and Queen Olympus XXVI, Miss Camp America Bully Bayou. fhe Royal, Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Sin­gle Star and all of the performers and con u1butors, who are too numerous to men~ t1on 1n this lerter Regina Dane, Don !>owJcn, l;idy V1cto· ria Lust. l.arry Arbo and I thank you all for helping us io assemble this lea1hcr'ievil western/drag extravaganla 1-.vcnts like this are wha1 make community scrv ice t> much fun Car Dealer Moving f'RO!\f SKIP Wll.l.ETT Wtst Point Lincoln Mucur)', l/,1uJ1on Tttas Over the past few months , I have adver· used in the llou.rton Voict under River Oaks Lincoln-Mercury, w11h great sue cess-success that I truly hope will con· tmuc at our new facility, West Point Lin coin Mercury al 11666 Old Katy Road. (Phone 713 529·2611) . I am also pleas•d 10 thank 1hc Houston community for pa1ron1llng our c .stab· l1shmcnt over the years With your sup· port and commumcnc. I have been able to expand our commument to the llouswn gay and lesbian community hy par11c1- pa1ing w11h Town Meeting Inc in 1he Ru Paul concert on May 4 and Spectrum '96 in October at the George R. Brown Conven· tion Center. We al~o have donated mon 1es to 1he Colt 4S ' s . I encourage everyone IO come to Rich\ on May 4. 10 see Ru Paul and our KIA car 1ha1 will he ratlled oil as pall of Spectrum '96 Once agam thank you for your ~upport Tell EVEitYOtlE you saw it in the HOUSTON VOICE Oe~ hu1 YOU, " Ce11e .~.,, th lOVlllO HPERIEllCE. S1rwin9 th Cay, lu•ln, Bi-nml Ct•1111ity tf Ctthtllu & Friedt. Im•• • put tf Dl9nity U.S.A. SERVICES DURING LENT Saturdays 7:30 pm Sundays 5:30 pm lnctu1iv• iturgy c•bnit..t. Cd and ~· 4 for our Social Eventa & Schedules. T odo1 bienvenido1I (Full deails in '.95 - '.96 Gay and Lesbian Yellow Pages) In the Heights 1307 Yale Ste. H Phone 880-2872 COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHURCH "A (!fud ~uttt tN ~«Ii' 501 E. 18th at Columbia • Houston, TX Se viqes: * Sun. :00 A.M. PRAI ~ loORSHIP EJ~~~J: S~CE Thurs. 7130 P.M. MIDWE K SERVICE • Sign Lang age lptcrpretallon for the Hfarinc Impaired PtU!#i - ei& e~ (713) rt0-9235 BERING MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH A RECONCILING CONGREGATION PAL\f SINDAY MARCH J l ST. IO:SOA UEGINNING IS TllE COt;RTY ARO \ IAl"l/DY TlffRSDAY APRJL 4, 7:00P GOOOt'RIOAY APRii S, 1200N001' SFRVICE m· ADORATIOS OF THE CROSS W·CROSS PRESE?\TATION A?\D STAllOSS OF TllE CROSS GOOD t 'RIOAY APRILS. 7:00P\l SFRVICE Of RECO?\CILIATIOS, PESA.'l;Cf i\.'1;0 RfDEDICATIO:'V t .ASIER VIRGIL APRJL 6. 7:00P\l SERVICE OF U GllT I< START OF EASTER VIRGIL BEGl?\S 01' Clll 'RCll STEPS f.A.'ffER SU:'IOAY APRIL 7. IO:SOA SERVICE OF TllE RESURRECTION Of TflELORD, RENEWAL OF BAPTISM AND Mf MBERSlllP CONVENANTS 1440 HAROLD ST (713) 526-1017 (Paid Ad\lertii;.ement) ASK THE PASTOR Rev Janel Parker Q: "What do you think of hell? Do you behe>• anyone is go· ing there? If so, why don' t you speak of it or the devil?" A. I "ould like to encourage you 10 read the parahlc that ksus taught aOOut the rich man and La.J.aru~ \.\-h11.:h 1s found m Luke 16 J 9-J J It is here that JC)U'.\ :.f)Caks Of ctcrllll) In both the scnSI! of eternal bhss in hea\Cll (Abraham's bosom) and the cler­nal torment of hell. Jesus addresses the re1l1t) of OOth place,. People , .. ill go to one plm.:c or the other What 1s the dctcnnm­mg factor'> Fin.I of all, the \\ord "hell" US4!d 111 the parahle 1s the C1rccl , .. orJ. "gchcna" It dcri\.cd 1b. name from the deer ra' me south of Jerusalem During the n:ign of the '' u.:kcd kmgs. Ahaz and \fana.~h, human s.11.·nticcs to the Ammonitc god Molc<:h \\Crc offered there. Josrnh dcsc­cr. 11n.I the \allc) hccau-.c of the pagan , .. orsh1p. It hcc.1mc a sort nf perpetual hurnmg cit) Jurnp. and l.1tcr the figure for 1he place of final pun1.,.hmcnt l ldl b the plai.:e ol dcparh.:J s;pmts. the un .. ccn \\orld of the de.id. hoth good and had. I his one great realm \\as d11,idcd into t\\O sphcres·--­Ahraham\ hthnm. or Parad1"1.: for the righteou": and "hell," the ;.1hode of 1he unrighteous \\.'hen Christ rn"e agam. ha\ mg come forth from J>aradi.,.e. I le ascended on high and carried \\Uh 111111 all the prisoncrs of hope from Abraham\ hosorn who died m faith hcl1c\ing the \1css1ah would come Nm .. the) nrc present \\Uh God Parndise no longer e\isb_ For a Chris· t1an, to die 1s to be .1hscnt from the hod) und present with 1hc Lord I he other sphere. hadcs-hcll-rcmain..' and is the tcrnpOrar) abode of Jost souls. I !ell, hO\\­t\ er, as 10 e,1\e pla'c to the Lnle of Fire it\ the fin.11 depositor) of all who died outside ot ('hnst <Rc•dat11in 20 I~) I he poor man. l at..aru~ m the Mor) died l'here a-. no mention of him bcmg huned. It is ,,ost pmhahlc that lus hod) \\as disposed of m the cit) dump·--m gchenna···m hell. ll1s body du~d. hut 1hc angels c.trncd hrs spirit to hc..-a\cn lie \\as gl\cn the riches ot his :nhen­lancc w th (inti lhc rich marL hm .. c .. cr. "a..~ said to ha\"c died and \\ih huncd lie had 1hc oftic1al mourners Jnd the ornate c~ke1. ·1 here , .. as no host of angds 10 carry his spmt to h(:ncn Instead. he '"cnt to hell \\here he ..... 1-; tormented What one person laci..:ed on the c;:1rthl) s1dc·-\\calth. rro"JlCrll) lame and fortune-- thC) gamed on the hc.1 .. enl) side \\'hat one ~rson h.1d on the c.trthly side, the) lost on the hca\.cnl) side What Jesus 1s s.1ymg hen: 1s th.11 the poor man learned de~ndcnce on God fr1r C\cl) thing lie lcarncJ to Ile conh:nt m \\h:ttc\Cr s1.1te he found hunsell l ie knc .. , that C1od \\,l'5 his SOlH'e lhs m::hncss existed m his rcJat1011sh1p "uh ( itlll. nol in what he pos'.':csscd The ru.:h man dcpcndcd on 111:-; , .. c.1lth lie lt\cd onl) for the grattlic.1tinn of hit U\\11 sinful !Ind <riicllish dcsm·::. find , .. as not rc,ogn11cd a' the (h\ncr and Pro\idcr of .111 that he had Cwd \\JS not 1n l11s life I fas god w.ts this earth and \\h;it he po~c:.Scd \.icxt \\ttk h:t's loo!.. at the three \\ord lJ ,c..·d for hell IF voe WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE PASTOR A QUESTION, WRITE: REV. .JANET MARANATHA FELLOWSHIP MCC, 667032, HOUSTON, TX. 77266-7932 PARKER, P.O. BOX HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 29, 1996 17 CHVRCH CAL£NDAR OF £V£NTS FRIDAY - 3129 • '*Your Sacred Setr • stud) group usmg the best seller b} Wayne O)er CO\IE learn more about your sacred self, sacred sisters&.. brothers. & the sacred. lovmg Creator God who made it so. Kmgdom Communit) Church. 4404 Blossom. Call 862-7533 • Cathohc Mass at 10.00 a.m. Kolbe llouse 1509 Fair> ie" Call 522·8182 SATURDAY - 3/30 • Lent Services at 7:30 pm 01gnlly Church. 1307 Yale. Call 880-2872 I SUNDAY - 3/31 ~ • fif:)t Unitarian Cni\crsahst Church Sunda) Ser. ices at 9 30am and 11 ;30am. 5200 Fannm at Southmorc 526-5200. • Lent Ser. ices at 5:30 pm D1gnll) Church. 1307 Yale. Call 880-2872 • Maranatha Fello"sh1p Metropohlan Church Ser\"ices ·1.ooling at Relationships from a Godl> PcripcctiH:* &. "lfomo~\ualit) & the B1blc!Sp1n1uaht) & Se\uahl) ln1egration" at 10:00 am Praise and Wor;h1p. Mm1sl') of the Word. Drama and Personal Ministry. 11 :00 am Maranatha Fellowship. 3400 Montrose. Suite 600. 528-6756 • Metropolitan Commun it) Church of the Resurrecllon (MCCR) "orship scr.ices \\llh Rev Carol}n Moblc) . 9:00 am. & 11 00 a.m 1919 lkcatur Call 86 1-9149. • Communll) Gospel Church \\.Orsh1p ser.1ce at II 00 am & 7 00 pm 501 E 18th Call 880-9235 • How .. 1on ~11s ... 1on Church "orsh1p scnu.:e at 10 30 am 1505 Ne>ada Call 529-8225 • Kingdom Communit} Church worship ser. ice at I 1.00 a m • Sundal School at I O·OO a .m. Call 862-7533 "l'he Ccl«tine Prophcc), An E\pcricnual Guide" al 10 00 a.m • Ecumenical Cathol" Chun::h Ma-.s at 10 15. 1405 palm Call 526-8095. • Covenant Bap11sl Church. Wo"h1p service - I· 30 pm 6610 Alder Call 668-8830 • Bering Mcrnonal lfntlcd Mclhod1s1 Chun:h Wo~h1p sen ice. I 0:'."0 a rn_ Seders d ass 915am 1440 11arold Call526-1017. MONDAY-411 • Catholic Mass at 7 30 pm Kolbe House. 1509 Fair.ie" Call 522-8182 • \1CCR Handbdl Choor Rehersal at 7 00 pm. 1919 Decatur C "861-9149 TUESDAY - 412 • MCCR. Empowcnnent for Liv mg support group & pot luck dinner at 6 00 pm. Glo')land Singers al 8·00 pm. The Gospel Ensemble al 6:00 pm Call 861 -9149 • PROTECT meets at Bering Church Call 520-7870. • "Shepherd Group" meets at 7"30 pm for Praise. Pra)er & Bobic stud) Call Maranatha Fello"sh1p at 528-6756 WEO'\ESOA Y - 413 • Lenten Scriptures for GJ) 1.esbian Christians. 7:30 pm Kolbe House. 1509 Fa1r.ie". 522·8182 • MCCR. "Icons of Hair. Ores> and Weight" Lecture on dressing 10 attracl b) Shirlc) B=>. Jubilauon M1\cd Ensemble meet> at 6:30 pm. \lid" eek uplift ser.1ce at 7 00 pm. Bible Stud). Lecture Series & Choor Rehearsal 7:30 pm 1919 Decatur 861-9149 • "A Course in M1raclcs"'- Stud) Group using the book. published h) the Foundauon for Inner Peace. \\ hich is aimed at rcmuv1ng the blocks to our 8\\ateness of one's presence Kmgdom Community Church 7·30 pm Call 862-7533. • Ecumenical Catholic Church Mass at 7 00 pm 1405 palm Call 526-8095. • "Shepherd Group" meetS at 7 30 pm for Praise. Pm} er & B1hle study Call \1aranatha Fcllo"sh1p at 528-6"5~ THL"RSDA Y - 4.'4 • Commun1t) Gospel Church "orsh1p scr.1ce. 7:30 pm 501 r 181h. Call 880·9325 • Metropolitan Community Church of the Resurrection (MCCR) "orsh1p scr.1ccs "1th Re• Ralph Lasher. 7:00 pm 1919 Decatur Call 861-91 49. If you want an event hsted m th is section. please call (713) 529-8490. llfyou would like an event listed in the I Church Calendar, please call the Houston Voice (iii 529-8490 SUNDAY 11~ ~~J~P~ An evangelical ministry with celebration services of Praise, Prayer and Study of God's word Bibfe Class: lOam 3400 Montrose, Suite 600 (Handicap accessible) (Montrose at Hawthorne) For info. on weck:ly home groups. call 528-6756 KINGDOM COMMUNITY CHURCH Catch a glimpse of the Kmgdom of God Sunday School - 10 A M. Sunday Worship Servtcc - 11 AM WcdnCMiay~ A Counc: m Miracles • 7JO P.M 4404 Blossom at Snover 7t:H62-7S33 Advertise your church here! Call 529-8490 18 HOUSTON VOICE I MARCH 29, 1996 A New Mr. Gay Pride All-American is 11.00 p m Weekend warm-up at Pacific Street offers no cover until 9·00 p m and the lowest regu­lar drink prices in town' Pac1f1c Street, where real men still dance' OutRageous, the band, will be perform­ing al Ms. B's tonight from 9 00 p m. to LOO am Saturday, March 30 Marilyn Marks and Rita Charles. This 1 benefit will be raising money for the AIDS Housing Coalition' Sunday services begin at 7:00 p.m. at Heaven Finally, a truly religious Sun­day club experience featuring go-go gods and church chat with 50C well cock­tails from 7:00 pm. to 11:00 p.m. You can also receive the sacrament of $I 50 dume,lic longnecks and frozen Ritas, S3 50 Absolut vodka cocktails all night long' II music is your religion, let Heaven be your sanctuary! Join the converted 1 At 1hr Mr Gav Pr1d' All~Amrncan conUSI Dr ve your wheels to Get trashed at the Montrose ~lining Company this afternoon! Trash disco pounds the Mine as you enjoy well Bloody Marys, Screwdriver>, Cape Cod" Madras and hand-shaken Kami­kaze, for only SI 75 The patio has a double bu>t! You can pay the $2 optional buy-in and get refills of Miller Lite Draf1 for only 25C or refills of fro­zen Ritas for only SI. Decisions, deci­sions~ Houston Soap By C .\ROLY-. ROBERTS Past Events Pac1f1c Street hosted the Mr Gay Pride All-American contest this past Sun day. Check out the photo on this page' Pictured are Allan Gibson-first alter· nale; David Rost-Winner, Richard Allen-second alternate. Back row contestants Domino, Tim Caswell, Cameron The contest, a regional pre­l1m1nary to the ~1r Gay All-Ameri­can contest, is sponsored by Ba"c Brothers 1 Congrats 10 Barbara Walker of Chance'' She won first place m the cuy wide bartenders contest held at Cousin's last Sunday' Kudo< go 10 Mis< Dec from Cousins, who came m 2nd, and Tequila Rose rn 3rd Other bars rcprc· scntcd were QT"s. Gentry, Mary's. and the Brazos River Bouom1 $670 was raised 10 be sent 10 the LVL PWA "Hams for Hams" and the Colt 45 's Trouble Fund' Friday, March 29 Start your weekend off w11h the thick and throbbrng Boy Toy dancers on the stage of Gentry startrng at 6 00 p.m. The Lazy J and China Doll Produc­tions pre<ent a strip and talent con­test tonight at 9:00 p.m. Hostess Wendy Chicago kicks-off the show Be sure to get there early, 'cuz the good seats go fa\t 1 The Royal, Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Single Star will be guest bartending at the Venture -N tonight' Head up the sta1rs and party wuh the guys and gals of the Court start­ing at 9 00 p m J R , Bar and Grill offers gorgeous male dancers, reduced drink prices, taSt) treats, and hourly give aways this and every frtday nightl The stage at Cousin's features the tal ents of Miss Zack, Frankie Lane. St' Ross, and Victoria !\'icole Show time Parrv pals at Btrn Hiii II Mary's today and get them cleaned! They will wash the rest of the car/truck too' This benefits the I.VI. PWA Ilohday Fund Working Account• Suds and such is from IO 00 a.m. to 4 00 p.m. Who will it be'! The first annual Ms. Chances contest will be tonight at 9 00 p.m This is a contest for real females! There" a $15 entry fee (which goes to the charily of your choice). Contestants will be Judged on talent, funds raised, and audience par11c1pation! If you would like more rnfo, call 523-72 I 7 The Saturday night block party starts at 9 00 p.m. at the Santa Fe Bar and Pauo. Then head over to the Montrose Mining Company at 9 30 p m. The party con­t 1 nucs at 10 00 p.m. at J R.'s Bar and Grill, then dance over to Heaven for no cover from I 0 30 p m to 11 :00 p . m The block party offers 75C well cocktails and SI 50 domestic longnecks! Whal would Sunday be w11hou1 a drag 1 show? Cousin's offers the talents of Miss Zack, Kara Dion, Leah Halston, and Victoria Nicole tonight starting at II 00 p m. The Miss Camp America Foundation presents the "1996 Deb-U- Not Ball" tonight at Rich's Go meet their lusty and not so busty debs from 4 00 p.m to 7:00 p.m There " a sugges1ed S5 donation at the door, reduced drink prices, and a drawing rhis is a fundraiser to hcne- 111 the Miss Camp America's 1996 char111e\: AIDS l·oundation llous 1on-S1one Soup, The Assistance Fund, the Bering Care Center, Body Positive, and the Names Project Miss Zack, Char­lie, Kara Dion, and Erica Lane will be on the <tage of Cousin'• tonight. Show 11me is II :00 Sundays at Gentry are a full day of fun. At 5 00 p. m. the balls are racked for the 8-ball Gl•n. a n•w /au b•hmd th• bar at Pacific IOU ma me nt. The Strttt Boy Toys wiggle on p m David deals tomght a1 the BriarPatch' The blackjack table fills up fast, so get there early! Every Saturday, Tara Dion hosts the talent contest at E/J's , Well, this week, the winners from the previous contests will be competing for "Entertainer of the Year" tonight at II :00 p.m This should have the best of the best of the newest talent in our fair city• Where do the manly men migrate to after the bars close? Io the Ripcord, of c, for afler hou"' Sunday, March 31 The 2nd annual "Hams frC'm Ila ms" fundr-aiser "tll be to mg ht at Chances' E:.mpress XII Rub) Stone will ~1C the show All monies raised will go to the Lady Victoria Lust PWA Holiday Fund! Show 111ne 1s 6·30 p m Those fabulous Sam­bvca St.tcrs will make a special appearance tonight at E/J's at 5 00 p m Special gues1s include Day-Leigh Edwards, C111 Man­rncz, Bobbi Jo \\.est , Johnny Johnston, stage from 5 :00 p .m to 9:00 p.m At 9 00 p.m., Xavier Luna, candidate for Mr TGRA 1996, pre­sents "Let's Rodeo" This is a benefit for the Houston Chapter of TGRA At 11 ·00 p.m , Black Velveu hosts the male trip contest! Gentry-get there early and sta
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