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Transcript Alternative Visions continued from front page Wendi sees her current position as the best job she has ever had, for it combines all their talents. They liken themselves to "women in the village," for their desire to know everyone, to listen and observe. And, if something does not work, they find another way. AV is not just about introducing people, but following members through and helping them to stay in relationships. Wendi says their clients have taught them what they need to do. They describe themselves as very persistent. Their business has grown largely by word-of-mouth, and being LiB members has been very important to AV as well. Their client base continues to expand, and for those seeking a capital investment, there are stock packages (mostly purchased by women) available. AV is gearing up to go public and preferred shares will go on the market. They plan on being the first openly gay company on the stock market and want to put forth a professional image. Future plans include going on-line soon. They hope to take their business nationwide. They want to plan socials for members with children and for couples. Future sites for branches of AV are Austin, Seattle, and New York. One of the ways in which AV goes beyond the call of duty is in trying to meet the needs of the community, even if the need does not expressly fit in with their central purpose. One example of this is their Safe Friends Network, where gay men and women can meet each other for the purpose of friendship. They decided to provide this service in the hope that this will help to integrate our community. Wendi is an artist whose work decorates the offices of AV. Trudi enjoys movies and going to the beach to relax. Making videos is another of her favorite pastimes, so she often brings along a camera. The couple has celebrated a holy union. For future program or membership information for Alternative Visions, call 526-8223. —Denise Wenner Inklings Book Corner Throbbing, panting, moaning... if you were writing an erotic scene, what would it be like9 Okay, easy enough, you say. Let's make it a little more challenging. Your assignment is to write an erotic story about sex between two gay men. The assignment for gay guys is to try to imagine the physical and emotional nuances of lesbian attraction and sexuality, and write about those. The result of this gender-bending exercise is a fun book called Switch Hitters: Lesbians Write Gay Male Erotica and Gay Men Write Lesbian Erotica (Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel, editors, Cleis Press, $12.95). I think the best way to read these stories is out loud with at least one other person, second-guessing the authors and their understanding of a gender they've never lived. For instance, William Mann has his lesbian creations look for anonymous sex under a pier, and describes the feel of a sensuous breast as "soft like solid foam." Say what? Lucy Taylor does a more credible job of imagining an interlude between two guys on a hot July 4th—at least it seems credible to me, a lesbian. On second thought, though, what do / know about it? Anyway, decide for yourself whether the authors are convincing, and whether they had expert advice. Well before I started writing these reviews, a book came out that I've been recommending ever since, and I'd like to mention it to those who may have missed it. Out of Time by Paula Martinac (Seal Press, $9.95) won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction in 1990. It's a delightful story about a contemporary lesbian couple, set in the antiques world in New York City. Martinac's writing is rich with texture and complexity, while remaining lots of fun to read. A lesbian ghost from the 1920s haunts one of the characters, setting up some interesting dynamics between history and passion, and the members of the couple. For those who've been waiting for the latest installment in the soap opera of certain famous lesbian lives, it's here: Judy Nelson's autobiography, Choices: My Journey After Leaving My Husband for Martina and a Lesbian Life (Birch Lane, $21.95). After all how many other women are ex-lovers of both Martina Navratilova and Rita Mae Brown? Photos are included, and an inside view of Rita Mae's emotional life that you might not find elsewhere. Other readings about these three women: Sudden Death, Rita Mae's fictional account of life on the tennis circuit with a world-famous tennis player, Martina: The Lives and Times of Martina Navratilova, Adrianne Blue (Birch Lane, $19.95), and Love, Zena Beth, Diane Salvatore's fictional account of an affair with a famous Southern lesbian author (Naiad Press, $10.95). (Oh, whoever could it be?!) Happy summer reading! Contributed by Pokey Anderson Inklings Bookshop Quotes and Soundbites From Feminist Booksellers on The Importance of Feminist Bookstores to Feminist and Mainstream American Culture "We are in feminist bookselling to educate, to end sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, classism, and all the other inequities that threaten our society and survival, and to create a safe space for our sisters and brothers. We are in the business to change the world. Feminist bookstores are in it for the long haul and are proud to be part of a larger movement for social change. - Theresa Corhgan Lioness Books, Sacramento, Calif. "The demands on a feminist bookstore are high. In addition to selling books and running a business we also do referrals, sell tickets, provide emotional support, listen, and lots of other things that can only exist when customers matronize the business. It's hard, sometimes, when you know someone buys lots of feminist books, but the only time they come into the store is to post a flier." -Pokey Anderson, Owner, Inklings Bookshop, Houston, Tex. It'5 Not Just for Haircuts Anymore'. Brand New! Handcrafted Sterling Silver Jewelry for Men and Women— • Labrys • Triangles • Entwined Gender Symbols Tro Sn#t feature one^ i fr^Q3WwonTdcsoiptw >00000000000000000000>pOOOOOOOOOQOOOOOOOtPO OOOOOOOO Cfb OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO £ July 11,1996 ▼ THE TEXAS TRIANGLE ▼ 5 O O O O o o o O o o o o o o o o o o o o o O O O O O O O O O O O o Tracy's Retreat 2404 Montrose Blvd. 529-5330 h; Not All Battles are Fought with a Sword. UB PLANS SUMMER ACTIVITIES 'OUSTON-An Uncommon Legacy Foundation, Inc.is a non-profit group dedicated to funding lesbian-specific projects, ranging from medical . research to television productions. Founded to 1990 and Incorporated to 1993, the fourKJatkm In 1994 began its scholarship program, handing out a total of 30 $1,000 scrwlarahips to lesbians across the United States. A Houston chapter of the Unec-iunon Legacy Foundation is under development at this time. At the July 19 monthly meeting of Lesbians In Business (UB), Lory Masters, a member of the Uncommon Legacy board cf directors, will review the role of the Legacy Foundation, the grant/scholarship program and planned upcoming visits by Rita Mae Brown and Margarethe Ca_nmerraeyer on Aug. 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Innova building of Greenway Plaza. LiB's August meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, will feature writer and perfcrmance poet Niobe' Ngozi. Nlobe* is an African-American poet rnother, educator and humanitariarL She is best known for her provacative poetry and prose, which addresses social and political issues affecting women's lives. LiB presentations are $3 for members. $5 for non-members. °