ARE YOU TIRED OF READING
NOTHING BUT BAD NEWS IN THE
PAPERS? DO YOU EVER WISH WE
WOULD HEAR GOOD THINGS ABOUT
OTHER WOMEN INSTEAD OF CRIME?
I would like to ask you to send
us a few lines on the lives and
stories of Women, dead or alive
that have touched you in any way
or that you admire. I feel that
we as a community, need to talk
and share about each other great
actions. I have known many women
who have done brave and great
things and who have encouraged
me to keep on living or to do
something I was not sure it
could be done. Write your notes
to Womynspace. Keep your story
short and try to have it in a
3 inches column, ready to be
pasted on the newsletter. You
never know who will benefit
from your sharing.THANKS!!!!!!!!
From Barbara "Butterfly" in
Austin, the group ASA needs
speakers. Her group meets on
the second and fourth fridays
from 7 to 9 pm.
Barbara gave a wonderful exploring workshop last retreat at
San Marcos and we are very happy
to have her around.
I am still very happy with the
turn out of the last retreat.
It was one of the best ones!
The workshops were very helpful
for me and I got to meet some
real nice women. I am hoping
I can have another in the fall.
Please send your suggestions.
Lasher is perhaps best known in Houston
and nationally as Ralph Lasher, executive
director of the Montrose Clinic, an AIDS
education and service agency. In his spare
time, the Rev. Ralph Lasher directs the
pastoral care ministry at Houston's
Metropolitan Community Church of the
Resurrection (MCCR) and teaches classes on
the Bible and homosexuality.
Variations of his "coming out" story have
been heard too often from gay men and women]
who tried to fit into mainstream churches. A
respected Episcopal rector, Lasher was kicked
out of the church 35 years ago when he told
his bishop he was gay.
The Observer, which nurtured the early
career of columnist Molly Ivins, will be
available at Houston gay & lesbian
bookstores—Inklings, Lobo and Crossroads—,
well as Brazos Bookstore.
The issue was the brainchild of political
activist/LIB member Pat Gandy, who First
approached the Observer with the idea. LIB
member Cicely Wynne helped Pat coordinate
the issue and handled publicity.
Houston Gay/Lesbian PRIDE Week93
"What's it Worth" Auction
Sunday, May 16
5:00 - 7:00pm
Brazos River Bottom
2400 Brazos Street
The 1993 Gay/Lesbian Pride Week
Committe is busily organizing this
years OUT AND PROUD events. Part
of the organization task includes
fund raising to finance the
celebration's highlighted event, the
Pride Week Parade on June 27th.
Our community's annual parade is
costly, and to make one of our
largest fund raisers a success, we
need your help.
Your donation of any item, no matter
how large or small is greatly
appreciated. Donations can be
services or gift certificates as well.
Items will be picked up by Thursday
May 13. Please call Carol at
729-1588 (home) to donate an item
to the PRIDE WEEK auction.
Pride Committe of Houston is a
non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization;
your donations are tax deductible to
the full extent of the law.
A WON/tYN'S BIKE CLUB
SAM HOUSTON FOREST
C*rp _DoU*L*_F_*S-u_jy on -«ofl
nodtnfc. Drt*ov_ to SmWmtV on Sunday
»* preserved Cook* 869-1686. V
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•tong lor support Meet at Iraorrnafcn Center. (I-
45 north to Wootfancto Pkwy, axt and Mm
24 SAN JACINTO -10 am
andtotowWeet Houston untl I deed end*. Brtog
25 GALVESTON-10 am
and -teiome mora. After thte leto*. rtoa,«e «i
ft- nrntwnart on tha Strand and mayte do
HUNTSVILLE STATE PARK
Camp w»h the Rainbow Riders and do some ofl
road tral riding on Saturday and road riding on
Sunday. Both are quite hiBy. Susan 1-713-532-
HO CHI MINH- 10 am
OH-road ride at Memorial Park. Comeonout Wt
wll show you the ropes. Enter ofl Memorial by
sand vofteyoal courts, follow road past sortbal
fields. Parking lot Is on left. Bring a helmet
A fo DOWNTOWN - 9 am
• *j Casual, historical tour of Houston's downtown.
^LIN Meet atGeorge R.Brown Convention Cenler and
bring a camera.
•pap BAGEL BOOGIE-9 am
£jZ- Casual 15 mle strol through the Heights and
SAT RJvw Oaks to find the best bagel in Houston.
Meet at Northwest Mall on 18th and N. Post Oak.
oo MAGNOLIA - 10 am
Y O A 32 mile ride through this gently rotng and
^UN wooded historic area. Meet at the OkJ Magrx*a
High School Take 290 to Jones Road, right to
1960. right to HWY149. left to HWY1744.
pQ LAKE SOMMERVILLE
-»** More camping wtth the Rainbow Rider wome -
QH tnis time at the Nails Creek Unl. As always we
oiler both types of riding. Expect otl-road tral
31 rtfng on Saturday. On Sunday we wtl do the 35
mile Brenham ride and pick up some Blue BeL
Any women av* welcom* to ride at all times. No fees or dues.
Cookie Davenport. Director 860-1686 / Pam. Membership Coordinator 728-1532
Suean. Ride Coordinator 1(713) 532-1856
Texas Observer devotes April 2 issue
to Texas lesbians and gays
The Rev. Ralph Lasher hopes his article, "In
God's name — Gays, Lesbians and the Bible," in
the highly respected Texas Observer will finally
ignite a national debate about the destructive
myth that God and the Bible hate lesbians and
"The homophobic Bible myth is the main
reason many straight Americans despise us,"
"Only if we dare to discuss this 'sacred' cow
in the national media can we make straight
people aware that newer, more accurate Bible
translations and many Bible scholars agree:
Infamous Bible passages do not condemn
homosexuality; most don't even refer to it. The
Bible, in tact, celebrates the love of David and
Lasher's article appears in the April 2
"Gays/Lesbians in Texas" issue of the Texas
Observer, the influential political magazine.
The issue features articles from around the
state, including such Houston leaders as openly
gay Houston Post columnist Juan Palomo;
political activist Annise Parker on our
relationship with the Houston Police Department;
attorneys Connie Moore and
Debbie Hunt on gay and lesbian families; and
attorney/activist Donald Skipwith on AIDS and
activism. Several writers describe their lives
on the Texas "frontier" (West Texas, A&M
and small towns).
Lesbian and Gay Voices
new community radio show
featuring local and national interviews
with community leaders
reviews of cultural events
Lesbian and Gay music
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
World Radio KPFT j
Please support PRIDE RADIO by
writing KPFT and letting the station
managment know KPFTs supporters
want and demand Gay/Lesbian
programming. The PRIDE RADIO
team negotiated a prime radio slot,
Fridays 6-8pm. Community support
will help keep that time slot as
compared to being moved to a
midnight time slot. Write KPFT at
419 Lovett, Houston, TX 77006-4018
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
MONTROSE COUNSELING CENTER
APRIL 14, 1993 -
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and related ques
MONOGAMY-1 deal ojl Albatross? NUNMONAGAMY-
Psychotherapist Laura Branam, MSW-CSW, LPC,
ting a discussion of the many contradictions
ur community around these subjects. We will
ond patriarchiaU definitions and explore the
etoric vs. our practices in the areas of self
y, and personal accountability.
SEXUAL ORIENTATION. What are some of
Al about Homosexuality, uisexuality, and
Where do women fit in? At the Network this
herapist Carla Bradley will focus on these
tions about sexual orientation.
MAY 12, 1993 - LESBIANS T_N TJtiEL MILITARY. (If you are a
lesbian woman and were or are presently in the armed forces,
please call Sue Long at 529-0037 if you would be willing to
Join a panel of others to talk about your experiences and
your feelings on the ban against homosexuals in the
mi 1 i tary . )
CALLING ALL WOMEN
JOIN US! Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
For further informatiog call 867-9581
WAC'S MISSION STATEMENT
Tha Woman* Action Coalition (WAC) It an opan altlanoa of woman eommlttad lo DIRECT
ACTION on laauaa affecting tha right* of all woaaan. Wa art witnaaaaa to tha currant aconomlc.
cultural and political prtaauraa that MmH woman'a Irvts and to tha horrifying affact of thaaa
limitations. Aa currant laglalatlon falla to raflact tha txparlanca of woman, wa support tha
Immadiata anactmant of an ERA inldauva. WAC Intltta on aconomlc parity and rapraaantaMon
for aU woman, and an and to homophobia, racism, rallglous pra|udlc* and violanca against
woman. Wa Insist on a vary woman's right to quality htalth cara, child eara and raproductlva
Iraadom. Wa wiU axardaa our full craaOva powar to launch a vlalblaand ramarkabla rtalalanca.
WAC IS WATCHING--WE WILL TAKE ACTION
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