^Healing the Hurt
March 11, 1994 Houston, Texas
Morning Keynote Address
Bruce Hilton, M. Div.
Director of the National Center for Bioethics,
Author of Can Homophobia Be Cured, Methodist minister
Luncheon Keynote Address
Diane Mosbacher, M.D., Ph.D.
Regional Medical Chief for Mental Health. San Mateo County. CA
7:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:45 Welcome and Keynote
9:45 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 11:30 Morning Workshop Session
11:45 - 1:30 Lunch and Keynote
1:30 - 1:45 Break
1:45 - 3:15 Afternoon Workshop Session
3.15 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:45 Plenary Q& A Session
Morning Workshop Sessions
la Homosexuality — Myths and Facts
Examines facts about homosexuality and the myths that contribute to
Presenters: Travis Peterson. LMSW-ACP
Annise Parker, Business owner, Community leader
lb Families — Keeping Families Together
An experiential look at how families deal with the knowledge that a
family member is gay.
Presenters: P-Fl^G Members
/c Civil Rights — Equal Rights or Special Rights?
Examines the increase in hate crimes, current limitations of rights for gay
and lesbian persons, and the need for achieving equality for all citizens.
Presenters: Sheila Jackson Lee, Houston City Coundl
Juan Palomo, Houton Post
Id Gay and Lesbian Teens — Our Invisible Youth
Explores the needs of youth as they come to terms with their
sexuality, with emphasis on the absence of basic information about
homosexuality, the lack of positive gay and lesbian role models, and
inadequate family support.
Presenter: Robert McLaughlin, Ph.D., Psychologist
1 e Spirituality —Jesus Loves Me, Unless I'm Gay
Two ministers discuss the non-acceptance of gay men and lesbians in
the church, and the anxiety it causes within the ecclesiastical family. A
look at moves toward inclusiveness in the church, with special
attention given to the Methodist Church's model of Reconciling
Presenters: The Rev. Dr. Donald Sinclair, Pastor,
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church. Houston
The Rev. Sid Hall, Pastor.
Trinity United Methodist Church. Austin
Bruce Hilton (Keynote Speaker), Methodist Minister
// Mental Health — Origins of Mental Health Disorders
Explores the roots of homophobic thoughts and behaviors, and the
ways that homophobia impedes the building of trusting relationships.
Includes a look at the effects of isolation and shaming on emotional
and psychological development.
Presenter: Lou Ann Todd Mock, Ph.D., Psychologist,
Baylor College of Medicine
Afternoon Workshop Sessions
2a Sexual Orientation Biology — A New Science
The latest scientific research about the origins of homosexuality.
Presenter: Cheryl Weill, Ph.D., Professor of Neurology and
Anatomy, L.S.U. Medical School, New Orleans
2b Parenting — What Do I Do If My Child Is Gay?
A practical guide for parents and for professionals who provide
counseling for families. Outlines the typical stages that parents and
other family members go through, and offers a variety of resources.
Presenters: P-Fl^G Members
2c Legislation — Moving Toward A More Just Society
Three state legislators discuss the existing laws that affect gay men
and lesbians, the upsurge in attempts to limit their rights, and
legislation needed to achieve equality under the law.
Presenters: State Representatives Garnet Coleman,
Debra Danburg, Glen Maxey
2d Teen Suicide — Stopping The Slaughter
A report on the frightening reality of suicide among gay and lesbian teens,
with discussion about recognizing and helping teens who are at risk.
Presenter: Lisa Rogers. LMSW, Program Coordinator,
Out Youth Austin
2e TheJudeo-Christian Heritage — What Does The Bible Say?
An overview of Biblical passages used to support anti-homosexual
religious teachings, along with interpretations by religious leaders.
Presenters: The Rev. Doug Ensminger, D.Min., Pastor, Community
of the Reconciling Servant, Houston
The Rev. Carolyn Mobley. MCCR
Rabbi Peter Schaktman, Temple Emanu-EI
2f Overcoming Oppression — Countering Our Fears
Specific approaches to overcoming hatred and the stigma of being
hated, as presented by a researcher on the interrelatedness and
interdependence of physiology, psychology and psycho-social factors.
Presenter: Shevy Healey, Ph.D., Psychologist
*PMng the Hurt
Friday, March 11, 1994
University of Houston • 4800 Calhoun • Houston, Texas
Registration Information, please print:*
Workshop Choices (Select one Morning and one Afternoon Session;
Registration fees include two keynote addresses, a morning and an
afternoon workshop, lunch and CEU credit. To receive pre-registra
tion rates, payment must be postmarked by February 11, 1994
Registration at the door will be permitted if space is available.
Group rate (5 or more)
Student rate (full-timer
Received by 2/11
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Please send this form with your payment to:
PO Box 692444 • Houston, Texas 77269-2444
A refund (less $10.00 processing fee) is available with notification
no later than Friday, March 4, 1994. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED
AFTER MARCH 4, 1994.
6 CEUs available for psychologists; and 0.6 CEUs available for LMSW
and ACP. HPD and LPC CEUs are pending.
Accommodations are available on-site at the University Hilton. Cal
(713) 743-2471 for reservations. To receive discounted room rates
of $62, single; $72, double; specify that you are attending the
"Healing the Hurt" conference.
•Duplication of this brochure by agencies and individuals is encouraged; one registration form per person, please.
••Student I.D. will be required at registration.
Underground parking is available at the University Hilton
for a nominal fee.
Healing the Hurt - A Conference on Homophobia
Houston Police Department
City of Houston Health and Human Services Department
Houston Psychological Association (HPA)*
National Association of Social Workers
University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work
Jewish Family Services
Montrose Counseling Center.
P-FLAG, or Parents. Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, fosters
understanding of gay men, lesbians, and their families and works to create
a society that is respectful of the diversity of human beings.
This program is co-sponsored by HPA & P-FLAG. HPA is approved by the
American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psy
chologists. HPA maintains responsibility for the program.
NO VALENTINE'S DANCE IN 1994
Margarita and Dorothy have been
veteran ringleaders of the volunteer
Womynspace dance committee for the
past five or six years. About two years
ago, LIB (Lesbians In Business) began
co-sponsoring the Halloween and
Valentine's dances with Womynspace.
Due to exhaustion and the financial
headaches of locating facilities for the
dance, Womynspace and LIB will not
produce a Valentine's dance this year.
Thanks and kudos to all the energetic
hard working women who have made
the dances possible over the years.
If you are interested in volunteering to
produce dances for the women's
community in the future, write
Womynspace at P.O. Box 980601,
Houston, Texas 77098.
About Face Skin Care
Houston, Texas 77098
About Face Skin Care is a wholistic way of taking
care of your skin, Our products are natural. The
european facials are "hands-on", meaning we use
no machines on your skin. The facials are done
with lots of massage on the face, neck, shoulders,
head and ears. The hands are massaged while your
treatment mask dries.
The ears,hands & feet are reflexology points. This
technique aids in relaxation and works on the
lumphatic system, releasing toxins and cleansing.
I firmly believe that stress, anger and unhappiness
on the inside manifest themselves on the outside
and negatively affect health & appearance.
The atmosphere is unusually relaxing. The most
wonderful ceiling mural in in the facial/reflexology
area. Clients lay back and enjoy the watery swirls
of blue, lavender and white which surround
swimming fish done in jade and fuchsia.
About Face Skin Care offers facials, reflexology,
pedicures, manicures, waxing and paraffin
treatments.So come in, have a cup of herbal tea
and send your soul to heaven.
Chairman of the LArt Erotique 11 Committee
and the Members and Board of Directors
of Alpha 2 Omega Foundation
proudly present a juried art show-sale event
L'Art Erotique II
with special guest
June Jordan will be in Houston on
March 26 at HCC Central Campus
Details in next month's issue.
St. Valentine's Day
Monday, February 14, 1994
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Pavilion on Post Oak
1800 Post Oak Boulevard
South Entrance of Mall, between Hunan and Sfuzzi
This event is free and open to the public,
although a $10 donation is suggested.
Forty percent of all art sales and one hundred percent of all
donations benefit the Alpha 2 Omega Foundation.