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Title Houston Voice, No. 903, February 13, 1998
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  • Michelak, J. C.
  • Murphy, Terry
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Date February 13, 1998
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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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript HOUSTON One Community! One Voice!© FEBRUARY 1 3, 1998 • vvvvvv.houstonvoice.com • ISSUE 903 • VOICE VALENTINE SPECIAL• Lesbian couple celebrates 27 years of "oneness" by ~ C "11CHELAK \\rh.tt llldkt'S cl SllfTt'SSfU) rt•lation ship? Dell's clnyo1w n•,tlly know? Bot ks art• writl<'n ulmut 11, ll1CtVic:s are made ttl·out It cirHI mtllions ol peoph· ~lrnd J:it'mlndrs M1 lht" subjt•t·t Some proplc "1sl for II som1• peopl<' dream of 1•, .rnd thcJJ thrn .:re ollwrs. like Then and Now. .16 nett Vaughn (abo /efl, and parncrDotThompson ,Jt-arwtt<- oncl Dot who live: H. Jc·arwlt«' Vau~hn had no idea that IH"r lilC: parttwr Dot Thompson, was going to bt· ell Utt' 1\1w·i1lght IA>ungt• un MJcllson Avt·ntu· in Mt·mphis when she strolled in to the popular lesbian nij\htdub In 196.J SIX years later i\prll 17 1970. kam·t•e w1d Dot mad(" .1 rommttment mO\'rd Ir I'-' an .. part nll'nt nnd bC"C,ar: thc.r Ilk as coupll' Th.-v "ill Le cdebrahr.g the r 21:< h A11mvcr....ry this yr:ir. [lurlni:; !hr 60~. ~.1ys .lnd h:sb1ans did not hdvc ...a fr.ir lion of the al"l<'ptanre that t >Ost• t dav lri fact l.i L ir that ,J anettr Right-wing buries mavor's onice with anti-gav calls Activists plead.for pro-gay response by TERRY MURPHY Gay advor.1lt's ere urging communt ty nwmUers to countrr a unpress Vt" rt~hl wtng grass roots campaign pres­sunng Mayor Lee Brown ro .1bandon a pro gay Initiative he h<is promised to sign. In a Houston \ro1rc t"Xrlu• ,.,. the first week hr took of; c e Brown rdl< r ated his camp.,lgn pledge to 1 sue .. n executive order bannlni< employ •e1.· disc..rimincttlCJ a~ .. lir , ... 1 ,,:!, iys and ks Utans who work for th dtv At •h.tt lime 1Houston \toicr Jcur 1.&J. Brow1 ~Id he had dire< led the leg depart men! '<> draft th~ order and he would sign .' wt en 1 was m1r..,kled '\" \\I. •Jue. wr ~ aft r h1 \ oic<· arlll lf' d slmflar LOI"\ m de lhc The s;:.me day the fol Io w up r I I c I <' ~ppl"arcd n the Chrol'iclc. anti "uv ac.th 1sts la unrhetl fr•>nl pi..1.·~c· 0f the /lous•on Chrontc•e lFeb. I,), which ,.,duded severe rriU cl ~ of the ordc.r 1rom somt" c.ty cour,ci members. In a follow up ~rtt de In ::hursC:.>y s Chrc.ntcl< . nght wing counc1 members Robb Todd Orlando O!y CDuid ,... Sm.on 2pa bs Feb 1 fly c-i Clad>er; "&nranr-'- • •'-~ rartt1 ............ nloi .. Glyl«msy1t!O<t• 'J~lllll40• ............... -- S.rnrhez c.nd Jot• J c- pcc· l\e ore r w: o .i prime loplc OJ' right "1ng talk rddto shows \\ ..-d le day and "lll!'.'"SC!av 0 1 nl\ g V Cit\ <0unctl m<"mbcr Anr .,~ f rkt"r ..m. d ac h.sts tn ·hc ~Y c r: · ur: y tnu: e dialr'y ISSl.I d Roach demandrd that Brown se<k coun<il ilpprm.il b<'forc hr signs such .:n order. or put the matter lo " pub lie referendum. calls for ar: equ_•;y ~sstH" pro ord~r response from "1Cmbt'rs of Houston s lesbian, gay. bhe.xu ' and tnu. ge1 See BROWN/ page 16 Maine voters repeal pro-gav state law AUGUSTA M.11r. (APl ~.1ir e Gov. Angus K "" said lh<' rlr< 1slon by Y. "'.l<' H>lrrs •o n·peal a .;a1<· i<.iv rights I.1w 'x"forc It rvcr took <"f < t was dlsar pclr. Ing •>Ut that t'le pl h for pas would go on think II~ ,mil rt ir :itc Sditl King thr pollttr;ll lndqx- ide ll wh< was chic! medi spokr . 1 I r lll<' a'lll rcpe.11 enmp•lil(n !Jut we II mo < ward I think Ur is an cvoluttonary process. Opponl"nts of the l.1w wer<' <"Xultmt ·w" kd gre.1t great." "••Id l'.1ul V<.llt• of 'hl' ('lrlslln 1 tonllllor. ol Mainl', ,1 Ie.1dh • force in tlw rt'pe.11 effort \\'"'II just hnv1• to see wht·rr wc go frorn hl'rl". see wh"l tin· oth<'1 sld<' do<'s \\ e 1 r h tllls b.1tt 1" for thl' Ion~ h.w Jiw Cooper of th<· M.1tnc Wont Disrrtmln ... ite or~;:inl1"1tior. sa.1d sup porters ol Lill' J,1w bdl1'V1·d they had found dis( rcpancics ln sornt· rct • nns. •,ut not cnmrAh to rhangr the- cut ( ffi(" "\\l" rom·edc • s.11d Coopl'r •. ltr ~1csday nl~ht Reb<'C<.t ! ·•'1L•, pollllc.11 director for tin· N,1!1onal C.ay .incl Lc-sbun T sk fr rl'l'. c. ,,•:c I th<- votr ..1 tremendous loss, rspe< I Uy romlr. on th~ hct'ls of Washing on st.i•r s rr; c tton t 5 t NoH•mber d l Ir latt-. to give job volccllun tu gays. C crt 11nly, Uw rli<M \\ill fee rmbolc'.cncd 1iy this hut .1g. '"'· I think 1t \\111 rlt'lll dy be " wake 11 call across the cour rv fer !hr g.1y. Jes blan ':>tst'Xhdl arc Ir nsgc 1rler < ir.1 mumtv.· lsacu·s sac' \latne beca (' the first st •c tr rl'p<". , gav rights law Ten •' '<'> h .. we Mil h nwa-;un·s. w•r h h20 of ( W prcd•H ts or U4 per 'en! r<'porllng. I 1!1,278 voters or 52 pn«rnt 1.won·d rcp .. al while 127 043 or 48 percrnl er c; rsc.-d rel ilng the gay rights J,1w flu· 1""1e,1sure drew 31 perctnl of Maine's rcglstcrrd volrrs, significantly •norl" th= thr 25 pcncnt stair offl· cl.ils h.1d predl< ted for a midwinter dt"ctton ""eks after portions of lhl' See MAINE/ page 17 Justin Poland /en comforts a fnend at the Mane W0<1 t D1scnrmnate rally afle1 seeing the latest poll results on televrSJon Tuesday, Feb 10 1998 " Portland Maine Voter:s Tuesday narrov.1y approved a referendum PfOPOSiJ/ making the state the fir:sl to repeal its gay nghts law (AP Photo/David McLain) ~~EPAH9P~· A MARDI GRAS EVENT BENEFITTING THE ASSISTANCE FUND <(;.//IP/Out u~fo U/l eorYIUf:? o/° fo,,1 U/la ~/14 uL· Eiband's Gallery 2201 Postoffice St Galveston, TX February 20, 1998 7:30pm until l:OOam Seated Dinner, Open Bar Costume or Black Tie with Mask Roaring 20's Theme For Tickets or Sponsorship I11formatio11 Call: Ken Malone at The Assistance l'und (713) 529-4788. or John Champeau (713) 777-4406 Tickets $100 Limited Capacity Sponsorships available for $100 Underwriter Levels for $400 THINK Of IT A~ A PORTABl~ AN~Wf RING MACHIN~. 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FEBRUARY 13 In This Issue communnv News pages 3 Reu1ona1 News pages 5 NadonalNews pages 6 Voices & Echos pages 10-11 Health News pages 12 Ans & Entertainmem pages 18 Church Calendar pages 22 Classmeds pages 26-27 Out In Houston page 28 Scene & Heard page 29 Communttv Calendar/ Horoscope page 30 Communttv Directorv page 32 Chaner Member I lnlllr 111111111 Ill &1191111 C .... 1Flf C1••rn Contemporary & Trodilionol Home Furniture Serta & King Koil Mattresses · Accessories Mention This Ad and Save 10% 9366 RICHMOND AVE • HOUSTON • 713.914.0666 All Major Credit Cords Welcome · Financing Available MESA ·=····•;:<! !*e+MiMM p A G l 3 ,_ L 0 CAL HRC slates Houston fund-raiser Feb. 14. AIDS activht \1ary Fisher and llRC National Field Director Donna Red Win,g headline the Human Rights Campaign·s second annual VIP Cocktail reception prior to its Feb. 14 Wmter Gala fund raiser. All proceeds from the cocktail recep lion and gala go to l IRC. of Washington, D.C .. th<· nation·s largt'st lesbian and gay political or.gani1.,tion. Approximatl'ly 300 pt·oplt' art• expected to alt<·nd the ("\Tilt , Sat. Feb. 14 at the Wyndham \\"arw1t·k Hotel. 5701 Main Strt·t·t Tut· \11' cocktail reception beg111s at 6:30 p.m.: dinner at 7:30 p.m. Gala raises $158,000 for AIDS Foundation Houston "Absolutrly Fabulous & Off tht· Wall" was th<• tlwnH· of AIDS Foundation Houston's annual h111d raising gala Jan :11 at JAGS Decorative C<·nt<"r. About 600 wdl At the Absolutely Fabulous fund-raiser for AIDS Foundation Houston were (I tor} Steven Fenberg of the Houston Endowment. event co-chotr Chem Carbonara. Harold Wolpert, AFH's board cha1r and event co-cha1r Ed Smith turned out folks helped generate about 8158.000 for the foundation. That's about 88.000 more than last year. and countin(!. The cv~nt pro ceeds contnbutt' a welcome portion of the Foundat10n's annual budget of about 83.5 million. Nominations due for Pride Grand Marshals On Feb. 17. the Pride Committe<" oi l!ouslon \\ill accept final nominations and will elt-ct e,rand mnr~hab for Houston Lesbian and Gay Prtde 1998. Three Grand \1arshal titles will be awarded . Honorarv i:rand marshal will bc nn out gay ma;1 or ksb!an who has shown outstanding 'upport for ks bian and c;ay causes. The rematnini? two titles "ill be awarded one caC"h to a gav man and a lesbian. Uoth must Ix• r~sid<·nts of Harris Countrv or Its surroundinf! counties and shOuld be seen as a community roh.· model Potential grand marshals must Ix· aware of lht.•ir nomination c1nd on hand lo accept lht' tllk 111 J":rson or ha\'e s u bmitted a wrilkn acn·ptance kttt·r to the Pride Committ<·e Nominations. whiC'h must be wrlt1c.·11. should include a summarv of the nomint•t··s qu.illficallons. which might address a \\1de vartrtv of contrtbu tlons. 111duding: so~tal. polfllcal he-.ilth-rdatcd. child wclf.1rr rduca UCllt, business. ~enerositv. lr.adershlp or cMI pride. '\omtnations should lx· prest"nlcd and voling \\111 take place nt th<" 11<">.1 PCOH i!cnnal meeting. 7 9 p.m .. Tut's. Feb. 17 at the :0.ktropohtan \1ulti Sen 1re Crnter 1475 \\'rs! Gray. F'or more information call (7131 529 697~ SUSTIVA N efavirenz (lorl"erlyknownasDMP 266, EXPANDED ACCESS PROGRAM FOR THE TREATMENT OF HIV ,ouPONTj K DuPont ph,mna IS please to ,mn0unce L< fxpandcd .\ccess Program for SUSTIVA • J new im·e<t1g;uiora1 nor nudt:.>s1dc re\ erse tr,mscr ptasc 111h1bitor useJ n cvmbma1ior therap~ for HV disease The pr.:>gr,1m 1s l'pcr to HIV pos uve pal :ems 13 years of dgl' or L>lder "ho ~re ~~able to tole• ate "r arc 1a1l ng to respond IL', th1•1r .:t:~em treatmcr:t and 11 hl• meet the c~m cmer ,1. : EXPANDED INCLUSION CRITERIA n0\\ a!IO\\ c~rollmcntofpaucn:,\\ t CD <4JOcellsimm .n.in) point 1 their h1Ston If ~ou "Juld like more mform.• "" on ;;aru pau:ig t this progr,ur. pleJSC conta t ~our ph s Cid.~ \ltcniaU\el) ,,,. 1,1ct )ll ''ocal A.IDS ,om:"lun t\ h J .:>rg<: 1u:· on. dtSL,ct pu he health Jffi "· r c"'l the • 'II free n :nbc below SUSTIVA efav irenz Call the SUSTl\'A Expanded t\ccess Program at 1-800-998-6854 http://www.hiY.duponbnerck.com t- E l3RUARV 1 3 1 9 9 a He is so nice .. Maybe he is going to propose? I wonder what Ste\·e got me for Valentine's Da)? C)(ftv(!.! g/{ g{apfUF , 9JalMtWlAV S' Lunch 1 m ... , ~ Dmnc• 2pm • IOpm Fri & Sat !lam· llpm Sun I .am· IOpm Brunch S.n & Sun <;haqA I lam· 2.30pm 3102 S. Shepherd Tel 713.520.5221 Fax 713.520.0288 SATURN OF HOUSTON NORTH FREEWAY A Member of Paramount Sat um Auto Group Craig Pearson 8355 North Freeway • Houston, Texas 77037 T 281.847.8700 • F 281.847.8777 NEW, USED, & LEAS I NG • OPEN SUNDAYS M#MeMIW.-WMeMk !MeMM ... P A G Er Houston HIV Forum scheduled for Feb. 18 • A Houston HIV Fornm will be held on Ft·b. 18 to give everyone who is Infected with lllV or affected by the pandemic an opportuPlly to speak with repn·scntat1vt•s ol UH· Ryan White l'lanntn~ Courwll. lh<' I llV Cur<' Consortia and olh<'r AIDS st•n·tre funchn~ group' In the grt'al<-r 1 louston area. The Forum ts being hrld to h('fp assure that lht• IJt''I possible sen1ct·s art• pro\'Hkd lo those who are lllV positive or who haw developed AIDS. The Fonnn is designed to promote constnu-ttve dialo~ue unify diverse efforts and lo strive lo stt· that cullur· ally sensitive st•rvlces are available to ~eneral and specific populations. The Forum will lx·held at 2 p.m. at AVES, Inc .. 4 I 26 Southwest Freeway. Suite 1310. Call (281) 6461242 for more information. log Cabin Republicans elect van Ooteghem Log Cabin Republic-ans- Houston elec·led Gary Van Oott•ght·m as Its new pn·sicknt. At lls most rt'crnt mt•c·ttnl(. the group also t'kclt'd Marton E. Coleman as •in· presidt·nt. Ed Jndrrwish as tn·asurer. nnd Gibson Bush .,s srcn'lftlrv Van Oott•.[!ht·rn. who w-.1s th«· group·s pn·siclt'nl from l!l!l5 lo I \l!l7. is a longtime l1011ston a< t1v1st. lit• t·urn·11t Ir has a scat on th<' Hyan \\'hll<" Pl,mnlng Council, whi<h distributes more than SI 2 million In fc·drrnl money to AIDS sen·1ce organt,.alions. lie also Is a board memlx-r al Houston Area Tern Coalition of Homosexuals (llATCHI. wh<"rt' ht' rhatrs the newly formed st·holarshtp commilte!'. Coleman has been a founder mem ber or board mrmbu of virtually evt·ry gay group In Hot"ton durinl( lhre<" dt"cadr:-; of etC'tivism. Sht" c-urrc.·ntl~- sits on the hoards of Body Posil l\'t" Greater 1 louston Gay <lnd Lt·slJian Chambc.·r of Comnu·ffc, Son'-!lc:-.t and Tut· Diana Foundation. Milam House receives gram from Hollvfield Foundation Milam lloust', a proJt'Cl of AIDS Hous1nl( Houston. Inc.. rc·ct•ntly receivt'd a $2.000 grant from The BRIERY QuAC: The Queer Artis te Collec tive will hold •l poRt ­ValenUm•' s Duy spok1·n word e\'t'nt, entitled "Swoon; on Feb 16. All writers and pc'>ets are encountp,t" to participate In lltt• open mike cdebr.i tlon of the romplcxttlc-s of modrrn qucn rd lll\msWps. explortng love sex. rorr..mw lie irtbrcak ,md obse» s.:m. H p.m Mon, F<'I> IC nt l'OOpl'e S COffl'e C'o 1830 West Alnbama For me.re 1r1fonn.1t1on. v'sll wv:w neosofl com/-travlsm/qu~ >it m AaalaUler• "~ prC'Scnt anoth.-r In ... l.O f ... \.JARV Hollyfield Foundation to partially fund a unique new nutrition prol(ram. The Le\\1s ' l::a11rtl( Wrll :'l:ulritlon Educ l on Prol(r.1n will provide hands on nutrition c-d11c,1t1on for HIV pos1 1vc- people and lht"ir c-arc~lvns. Corn:etvcd dnd spt·arhemh·d by the late Hobert Lewis, cl phdrmadst and Milam I louse· bo:ud nwmhrr, it gn•\1,.' out ol n sur\·t·y L<'wis mad<• ol Houston area AIDS s<·rvicT provich-rs that <"5lablislH·cl tht• nt·t·d for surh a program Milam I louse is a 11011 prolit 41gt'IH'}' providin~ housm~ t.lnd at·<·css to Sf'r "ices for l llV posttivc hom<'kss pt"oph- Bering Foundation open house Feb. 19 The Bering Community St·rvtft• ~·oundation wtll hold lls annual Open House and Donor Apprt'r1at1on Recc·puon lrom 6 8 p.111. Thursday. Feb. 19 al 1·1-10 Harold. At that tmw. lhe Foundation \I.ill ckhut a rww book lel. ·convt'rsation' wtth Edward Albt"e.· The award winntng. l louston based playwright donated his tum· to tntt•rvkwing loundt'rs. volunh't•rs and staff and his work makt•s up th<' tt·xl of the bookkt. Also nt that n·n·pl1on. tlw Foundation will prt•M·nt its annual Don Sinclair l..eackrshtp Award. wh1d1 recoJ!nizc-s visionary h'adt•rship skills. lesbian author Judv Nelson to speak Feb. 20 Judy l\e!son, forrnn Texas lK~1u1y quet·n. author und M<1rt•:rla e.x v.111 be UB's sptd.11 guest sp< :ikc·r d Its h·b 20 meeting. In .. l..<Jve :vlatd1: Nrlsun v Navr.1tilova.· N!'ison \\TOI<' frnnkly of ht•r Ion~ romanre w1lh trnnis l<'gend Martina Navratilova, and a subsc qtu·nt palimony Foutt that It n1wrcd international nwdia att<·ntlon. More ret·enlly. shr rdt•a,<'d hn ilUtobiol(ra phy, ·choi<·c·s.· Nelson is also cl c-olumni~I for L<""tbian Nt·w!>J. Informal rwtworkm~ pn·t·cclt·s tht" meet1n~ at t.:30 p.111 Fn f'd>. 20 in th.- Fellowship ll,111 ol fkring \.lemortal United Methodist ( lnmh. 1440 H,1rol<I. ,\dmlsston Is $4 for nwmbers. $8 lor non mt·mhers (or ln•e with pavmrnt of $20 annual member ship) Albee workshop auditions slated Audition~ for cast nu·mbt'rS lor lhf' upnnrnng season of llw Edward Albee New Play Workshop will b!' lwld lrom 7 10 p.m. TI1ursclay, Ft'b. 17 at Stai;cs Rc·pc·rtory Tlwatn·. :120 I Allt·n Parkway. Albet· a thn·t· linH' Puhlzt.·1 Prizf' winn('r and 1Tdptt:nt ul a K<'nrwdy Ccnlt'r ! Ion or ,111cl u l'n•s.idt•ntial Medal. will dirt'ct a rnmpany ol gr.1clu alt• student~ in six one,inal works, sC'le<·tc-d hy htm . 1\ctors ~hould pn• pare two oru· minute conkmpor.uy monolOJ!U<'S of conlr..1sttng s1yh·. Cail (7) :l) 726 MH:J:l lor mon· mformatlon. Its sc-ries of les bJ,111 h<'llllh Issues programs on h ·b. l 4 <'ntllkd "If you plant•d for th~ ( Olllt"l~. The Dvnamlts of Bdng a Tl'nm l'l.wtr Part II.) Call (7131 52! 4628 lor more 1t1Jo. A new church orch e1tra t~ form Ing ,1l 111<· Me tropolitan Community Church of the Resurrection . llndt'r thl' dm,.•tor ol Andy Mills. fornwr <Ur~< tor of till' Montrose Symphony lJan<I. the bi.l.lld'<; flrst rnccUn~ "111 b~ held 7:30 p.m. Ttws .. Veb. 17 nt the ~anr tuary HJ 19 Deratur St Mldtowne Spa wtll ho1d danu· t< benefit Montrose Clinic cl 10 p.rn , 3 REGIONAL Songfest delivers big time: Jerry Atwood (above left). founder of "A Chnstmas Songfest,· one of Houston's biggest fund-ra1smg events of the year. handed off an ove1sized check representmg $25. 731 to Mary Walbert (center) and John Gonzalez of Bering Commumty Service Foundation Representatives of Montrose Clime were on hand at Riva ·s Restaurant Feb 8 to receive a similar check. representmg more than $51.000 1n total generated by this year's event OBITUARIES James Mauldin !:>rrvin·s wlwn· hdcl l'<"b. 5 In Bak<"r La , lor Janws Tlmothv Mauldin. ol llou•ton. who clit•d FdJ. I A c.raduatt.· ol IA>uismna Stat<" Unl\·t·rslty in Baton Rougt·. La., Mauldin move to llouston In 1m1:1 and worked as a prol>atlon olfic<•r for the slate of Tl'xas. l it' Is "'rvivt:d by Ron, Jim, .Jame-~. VhKC. 1£ uncl many Otllt'r frknds. clS WCII as has pan-nts, Ttm .md Bettv~ n slstrr Amy .md many othc:r rc:lntin·s. ·\Vt· will dlways rt•mc.·mbt·r his smik ,mcl laughter ancl lht• Jor of bcin~ surrounded l>y his family and fri<'ncls. So, fly high my fri<'nd, v.ith wind bem"th your wings. You wHI 1,., mlsst·cl so gn·atly • Richard Pinson A memorial n•lt•bration will l>t· held Ft'IJ. 21 for.Rtrhard P. Pinson. aff<'t" llonatdy known as "Little Dirk ·who di<"cl Feb. I Short 111 stature but b1~ of heart. ht· slru~kd with his likstyk but ht· made.· a family of h1!i frl<"nds at work and play Fric.·nds knc:w wht·n Oitk The Houston \Cike and .JR.'s invit<•s you to utlt•nd an c•xclusiw sneak pmit•w of a ch•lightful fll'W film Wt>d., February 17, 7:30 pm at Houston's Landmark Greenway 111 "****! southern Baptists mav boot pro-gav Austin church Al'STI:-.: (Al') A Southern Baptist ch•m·h that wdcomrs pracllc n~ homoM·xuals may be ousted by the Baptist Gt·1lt•ral Convention of fexc.ls when ll nw<"ts In Dallas 1<11 er this month The conn·ntion·~ admini!-itrative <'Ommittc-t• votrd unnnimouslv last \\.'t'"('k to n·comnwnd th" expul~lon of Austin's University Hapl!st Church The conn·ntwn·s executive bo.."lrd has set a Ft·b. 2·1 volt· on the matt.-r. Tht• acl11111ustr .. 1tive comrnitkt" <'On tends that any thun:h arreplmJ! tlw homos.•xual lift-slyk Is dely1nQ b1bli<"al tcarhin.(! and Ccmnot be arreplt-d 111 lcllowship w!lh other Southern Baptist rhurdws. The ronfrontallon resulted wt-en the was around because of his lau,:?.hlcr I le was \\.;JJmi:t to knd a hdp111~ hand bt·C"aust· fl made hun f...,l a part of--not ~part lrmn. Lillie Di<"k <"on sldered Houston his home; t:spe t·ially tlw Montrose area. 1 It­worked hard and he played hard. Pay day was Play day. He will be missed by his many friends that ht' toud1ed in this lift• They w!ll gatlwr to ('(·kbrate his lift· from 2 to ·I p.m., Sat.. Feb. 21 at &J's, 2517 Halph. ma vie rn11w t; (My Life in Pink) " ... an THIS SEASON'S •trsAWONDERFUL UFE'I" invitation too wonderful to resist." • • ... wildly colorful." availabl<' at .JR.'s lw~nning Saturday, H>bruary 14th at Noon. While suppii(•s la~t. \o purrhase nl'<'\'SNlr). -JACK MAl'HEWS, HEWSDAY MaVieEn&s16 /A'Cfeli';t.'f?•\ (Dif !t/ii!>1ioiJ \ ""'"'" "'" J A ftL• BT AUIHJ.'lLlNil l!!l:O: ~~ ~ ~'Et1.te!.0.E£_ ' ,Join till' fabulous KOFI at ,Jll.'s for the .Joe Box(•r Shorts Contest. $250 In Cash Prizes. You could win a Free J>-air of .Joe Boxers. Plus ... $2.75 l'fl'lnium Frozpn Drinhs $2.00 Donwsti(' Long;rweks Santa Fe Ilar & Patio ·=···--·•k !+eMMiM# PA G l B R U A R V rhurrh's sit!' on thr World Wide Web caught th.- eve of th.- convention rom mil tee satd Char,:-s Oavt'nport of Fort \\orth admtntstr< t•ve commit ee ch"- man. On Its stir the chi.. ch mentions its T<'= Bapt t ~'Hllc_tion and promotes Its c wn Open ('••cl( ministry ~e ministry is nad.- up of ·gay. ks bfan, h!srxua' str lght and tran,,gen clered people workfn~ toward unity :rid lndu~wn tn our denomination "-!Id co,,,::iunlll('S," crnrdln~ to the \\'eb site If the board upholds the admlntstra Uvf" commiltt-e thc- con,·c-nt10n·s name would b.- r.-moved : om thl' dllJrch' lil<'raturr and \\'rb site The board also will d.-nd.- whl'thcr •o dlsronlinuc ,u:n·plinl! money fron1 the churt'h for misston pro~rnms IJ<l\'~nport denied tt_at the wtwen \ion ts l!ylng to .-.xpd the church. The c.onvcnUun aims to d1s:.:.!llces L'sf'lf fror. the chur~1' ht- s<lfd N('Vt"rth.-less. the Rt•\' Larry Bt·thu1•e. the church's pastor s.: d the move to expel •he con~rc~~1uon set:::J:-. to s.1y that God dtscrtmlnatcs dgains: J!:ays and le .:>l.ins "Gay' nd lesbians L'1cl their faml lft-s arc dama~t'd once d~~·n by hear Ing that God hates them." ':le told the Auslln American S 1 tesman 1n a story pubh,,hed Feb I 0 -nu.; hear that thr \\ay an AJrican Amertc.an would ht"ar ·1.0,·e the ,,oul and hak th<' color or a woman would hear ·Love the woman but hat.- the gmdcr." fklations between the c·mu~n·C?;alion and the convention h~•\·t- l.K"en turbu knt for vears. In 19-1H, the church stopped .:cgr.-~at1111( peof>ic In its pews by race, "\\1thstanding the criticism of .,;any other Te.xas Baptist churches at See AUSTIN/ page 17 , 3 I know what you're looking for this Valentine's Day and you'll find it at LOBO! Check out our huge selection of Valentine's cards! SOCIETY F OR THE PERFORMING ART S /""'.«I'"' Les Ballets T rockadero de Monte Carlo Th,• ,.., 1!11 '• ,I, " Mny pirouc!k• dnd p.1r;~ly thniugh a"',{ rcpcrlmrc of ball,et da-•ics lnom Suon l.akc t ' the "'"'l-s 0£ G<"Or~c Bdbn, .:nc. Febmary 24 8:00 PM. Jones I Tall KUHF 811."f\I ~zz-..... 713-227-ARTS Con tin e nta l Ai rline ~ !M.MM+MM P A G L: 6 Gav man sues Marvland to ovenurn oral sex ban BALTIMORE (AP)· l.<111)' Jarnus is ont' d seven plamllffs in a lawsu't that seek~ to werturn a :vtaryland law bdn nmi;! oml sex uctwcen homoscxu.ils. \\'tile re's nl'Vt:'r !Jcen prosecuted un<'n the law, the openly g~y Roe kv<'lc attorney said Fcu. 5 he lears grave rep<'rcussions I .::nyone makt·s an l>suc of his sexual or1en'atlon "If l were comicted of a crime like that l could lose mv license " he said. TI1e Amcr1can CiVi Ubertles l nion lilcd the suit whi<'h aims to overturn tlw law that makt'S oral sex uetwccn people of the s.ime gender u Jdony punist.able by 10 years prison and cl $1.000 fint'. The suit daimes till' 1916 law is unconstltu t i o n a I because ii doesn't Larry Jacobs apply to straight couples. "That kind of open season on gays and lesbians ha> j!ot to stop," said Susan Goerinj!. ext·tu live director of th .. ACLU state chap ter. Whilt' only a few pt·ople have bt't·n arrt•sled under tht" statute, ii has u<·t·n ust'd lo discriminate against gays and lesulans m olht·r ways, the ACLU s:ud. Cr1tlt-s of the law say ii gives prr1u d1crd p<"Ople anotlwr rr:ason to intt·n -.,ify ttwir hatrt":<I of homosexuals. ·we· re talking about a IO· year ft'lony It's serious," said Susan Silber ,1 Takoma Park allorney who brlonj!s to Free State Justtc·c Campaign, whtch ,:;eeks equal n~hts for homo~wxuals and transsexuals l.awmakers 1n tht' past have mtro dtH·cd lnlls to chang<· tlw law, but the bills have nrvrr madt• tt out ot lh<" House Judiciarv Committee. Cinn. activists lose coon bid on uav rights law CINCINNATI (AP) A kderal appt'als court ta~t week lt:ft lnl~lC"l n n11inq that upholds Cincinnati's 1993 charlt"r amendment that forulds the city to enact or enforct• any pro i:ay laws. Gay r1ghts acttvbts say they 1ntt·nd to take the cast• to thi· U.S. Supr .. nw Court. Voters approved Cincinnati's char !er amendment uy a nf'arly 2 to I ratio. Bui opponents arj!ue that il cannot stand becaus<' tt ts identical to a slatt'wlde reft'rt·ndum in Colorado that the U.S. Suprem<" Court rejt'Clt'd by a 6 3 vote in I 9f)6. • Appeals Judgt· Danny llogj!s, sup· porting llw 6th Circuit's clt·c·ision not to rdwar the C'ast• wrolt' that lht' Colorado c·as« is not appliC'.th1t• to tht• Cincinnati issue But the dlCJscntinJ:?, judgcs, trrludlng Chlef Judge Boyce Marlin Jr said they think the Supreme Courts C 01or do ruling should apply They s~td the m <irlty's decision "dr.1ws d stinctlons w::hcut a dllkrenet•." Cincinnati's amcndr c-nt h. o; never ueen lcplC'ncnted ':>ec use tt w 5 t1r.::iedtately challe"lgc1 '"ld has been on hold dur1ng the cou t L1tlk Ala. clinic reopens, uav bars on alert BIRMINGllAM. Ala. (AP) n,- Ju~·ice Department Is Wclmlng women·s dmlcs and ~a}• h .. us lo lJt" on the ah.•rt followint? tht" nation's first fatal bombing of an abortion dinic A uomb pa('kecl with ilat lwacled. round nails t'Xploded U..sid<· the walk \\.'UY to the Nc:w \Voman clinic· on Jan. 29: killing Holx·r1 Sandt'rson, an ofl duty polln· ofllct·r workin~ a~ a sc-curt ty guard, and c·riUcally Injuring nurse Emily Lyons as she arrtwcl lor work. The clinic' n·opened last w<·ek Wary of what happened tn Atlanta. where tht• !Jar blast followed the dinic uombing by auout a month, Blrmin~ham polic-e have c·aulioned gay bars and ~ay relat("() sen:ic·t• agen ries a~atnst being an t•asy target. "Thry"vt• told them to de.m up around their uutldinj!s. to mak<· sun· things aren't just lying around.· said David Whit<·. Birm1ni:ham coorchnator of the \.ay and l...cshtan A11iann· ol Alabama. ·Tiu· m~1i11 thin~ 1s, ~mt·c· Hirmtn~h~un Is more ol a dost• knit community, to ut- morr awan· of p<·oplt' the; clon·t know." Gainesville. Fla.. passes pro-uav ordinance GAIN~;sv11.1,~:. Fla. (Al') Th<' Gaint·svilll- Ctty Commission has taken the first st~·p to mak~ ii likgai to disc·riminalt• ag.1i11sl trulivich.hlls Uasc.-d on ttwlr sC".Xllttl ori<'ntatfon in publit dt·c·omodations. t·n1μloym<'nl and housing. The. anu·nckd anti dis<"rimination orcltnann· paSM'd C"ity <'Olin< II :l 2 last week. B<"fnr<• tilt' C"hangr is appro\'t'd, the ord1nanrf' now must ~o throu~h two publtr ht•arin~s. whid1 will hk(')y occur In April, Tilt' cily's antl·disrriminatlon ordi nance aln·ady proleC'ts indtviduals from disC'rilllinalion ut•caus<· of ran', C'olor, rdtgion, rn·ed, national orij!1n. s~x. ai::e and marital status. More than 20 of the 60 c·itizC"ns who attendt•d th<· <'Otmcil me.-tini( spokt' 111 support ol tilt' j!ay rights isstlt" See NAT'L page 9 t Community GotSpel A ~ '8w:tt ()#(. LO{l.e Pad<Pt ~ eMa The Pentecostal Family ot Montrose Sn UI• PnlSI & WllSllll 11• (¥11111 SlnlCI Dir 1:31• •11wt1• semen See Church Calendar for ·Weekly Events · "' · F'EBR UAf.< V 4305 u11111. H1ust1n. TX noo1 113-880-9235 www.communitygospel org , 3 1 9 9 0 OXANDRIN should be used only as directed by your physician. f'rtcaubonl ind WM!I• lrom Ille OXANORIN' ton-. USP) Ctr P«lage _, lnpa!JCnlSreczMIOlldugeric-!ileroidl!le!alJv. 1 1 pc!io:!: 11ep.111S, a corotlOO 11 Wfich Ille IYer and ICmelim!s £l)lc1o( 11SSUe IS oepl:ud wllto blood.filled cyslS, has been reporfl.'d; 2) Mr eel IUmCn are als<> ~. 3) blood llJid ctmies 11131 are knoWn IO bO assoctned wllto i1creased IEI< rA att1erosdern515 are fOOl1 Sec \VamlYJS and P!ocatJ1Jans secbOos ol complete prescribing ln1oomlJOO COH111AJNDICATIONS. 1) knoWn or suspec!td C3ltll10IT1il ol ttle proMJle or tt1e male bre:!Sl, 2) cardnorna of ttle breast 11 lemlles wllto 11ypeot;Ilcemla (androger«: anaooic SlerOlds may st1mu1.11e oOc'Olyfc bone resorpborl). 3) pregnarcy. because of P<JSSlbie masculinizatooo of 1111 totus Ox.lndrwl has Ileen shown lo cause emblyolo•idly. tetoto•tlty. lntetllilly. and masculinizatooo ol lemala animal olfSl>fVlO when gtwfl 11 do5es 9 bmeS Ill! human dose 4) "'!'ho= of ~ooc pN5e o1 nepMis; 5) l1yperoafcemla OXA·1635 C 1996BTGPt1armacaJbcals Please see impOl1alll lllformatJon oo Ille folowlng page. The answer to disease-related weight loss* ·=····--..-··•k !M.MM+M# PA G E 7 FEBRUARY ., 3 ., g s a BTG PHARMACEUTICALS OXANDRIN ox_and.r.o.to.o,e t,a .b.fe.t s DESCAIPTlOI< ~oral tablets conlaln 2 s mg Ol IN anabOic llefOld ~~-1~17~2-ax.Su ~1-one wCh .. tllowwlg slndnl ll'JmUI OH ·CH H 0 H o"'/ : H INCtrW ingreclentS incl.de comllntd'I tactoM, ~ stearate,.-1d~~ CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY Anabotic ateroidl •r• syntfletic det1V11IJY91 ol tntosterone CeNin dlnlcal ett.cts and acMtrse r~ ~ ~ ---.. elior'I of lf'lllboic and-~- •"9..c t-l Msno~l bee­n~ The ICllOr'llof-"** swooa .. ..,.,,. ~1oh:l$801 male ... hormonM .... tht paul>My OI ~ l8ncd cb­~ ol~#ld~~itWwef'lloyQ.#'!Q ~Ar*>okmrods..,.,,... ... gonadclrq:lic~ olh'~#ld fNY"U8l't•drectefled'4lCW'hloStes. Owing Pogenoul ~tiOn ol anaboic- androgenl, ~~ ...... •irluedh'Oultl~ OI ~ ~ hOnnDne (Ui) At Wge doles. llP8ft'l'ldD" ~maybe ~haui;1'1 ~ inhbllond~ lbry~ honnone (FSH) Arlillt:IC*:sllllroids .... been~lon:tMMk:Wir'°'""'Y ~a"'lddeefMse~~~lev· eb rwert lo norrMI on dlec:onlnJMIOn cf ....,,..,. INOK:ATlONS AHO USAGE ~ • inelcaled a~ 9*apv' ID promote weil#t g;m1aft8f~IOl$~~11.1'gery.c1Vor*:r.o aior.. or~~ . ....s., 90l'N patiera..., wilFtOUI def, ndll~ ....... lailogatr'IOl'IO~nonnal "911. ID oftMt the p1oietn catabOtrSm associated wttl PfO" klnged~otcortl:O$tefCidsmncfb'lieNielof1'9 baMo pain ~ accompanyrig OSfeoporoess See DOSAGE ANO AOMINtSTRATIOH DAOG A.BUSE ANO OEPENot:~t: ~•~as• CQntrOlled CUb$tanCe wdaf the Anaboic 5*olds Control Ad 01 1990 and has beet!....,.. 10 Sd'le<Ult Ill (non-n9ro0bc CONTRAINOtCATIONS 1 .K.n.o..w.n.. o.r. .I.U IPtded carancrna ot lie prostate or h 2 ~olhrbr...a.,'8rralelwilh~ (arOogenic w.ooic .-om may SllnUa!O omotytic "°""-) J ~. becaJliecfpoatie~ol1'19 -..~hast.enttiownlocauae~. ~.riterwy,and~ollefnllle -...,_. oftspmg 1illtlen QNerl., dc:ies I.,,.. "9 IUMn $.. .~.e..,.n.e.p_t ..-:ptwriMof~ WARHIMGS PElAlSZS tEFtmS. A CXJN(JIT1(JN JN W'«)1 LNER ANO SOMETNES SPLEMC TISSUE tS REPlACED W1TH BL.000-Fl..LED CYSTS. HAS BEEN REPORTED N PATIENTS RECEIVING ANDROGENIC ANABOt.IC STEROID THERAPY THE.SE CYSTS ARE 90MF.IJ,Jt;·5 PRESE.NT wm1 AllNIAAAL HEPA11C OYSR.if\ICTIOfv. Bl.Jr AT OTHER T ME'S THEY HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED ~ U\IER FA4.URE. 1HEY ARE OFTEN NOT RECO<J. MZED LNTI. LIFE THREAr£N NG LIVE.R FA.C.URE' Olf NTRA-AIJlJOMJNAL HE.MORRliAGE OEVEloPS. wm ... ORAWAL OF DRUG USUALLY RESU.TS1N COMPLETE D1SAPPE.AAANCE OF LESIONS. LIVER CELL TLMORS AllE ALSO REPORml UOST OFTEN THESE TlMORS ARE BENIGN AND AMJRO­GEN- OEPENDENT BUT FATAL MALIGNANT TUMORS HAVE BEEN REPORTED WrTHDRAWAL. OF DRUG OFTEN RESU..TS IN REGRESSION OR CESSAT10N OF PROGRESSION OF THE r.;MOR HOWEVER HEPM1C TUVORS ASSOCIArED WTTH ANDROGENS OR ANA BOlC STEROIDS ARE MU01 MORE VASC'tl.AR T>Wol OTHER HEPATIC ru~ AND MA'f BE $11.ENT IJNrl. LIFE· THREATENING WTRA-ASDOM NAL. HE.MOR· RHAGE OEVROPS. Bl.<XXJ LIPID O«NGES THA.T ARE KNOWN TO BE ASSOClATEO W1TH INCREASED RISK OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS ARE SEEN IN PATIENTS TREATED WJTH ANDFKJGENS OR ANASOl..IC STEROIDS. THESE CHANGES INCLUDE DECREASED HIGH-DENSITY UPOPROTEINS AND SOAIETIMES INCREASED LOW DENSITY LIPOPffOTEINS THF CHANGES MAY BE VERY MAAl<EO ANO COt.l.D HA.VE' A SERJ0US IM.i:MC'T ON THE RJSJ( OF ATHEROSCLE ROSIS AND CORONARY ARTERY OISE.ASE °'°'"'* hepatilll and ..... may O(;Q# wi!h 17..i;iha· ~.vogen&lle ~WO:. liehoiestatil;: hepatio b wilh 1&undlca 8PP9M1 01 II kver functiOn e.sts become abnormal, oundrolone ~be 4Sco"erl.led and ho lllic*:>gy ll'l(Udbedel9rnWlild.~~·~wtWln hmedcabOn•~ 1n P9fient1 will'! breaSI cancer. enaboic si.oid tr*3pV may C.auM hyperc.icemt. by stimulating osteolySia. o~ l'llQPll lhr:Ud be Clscclntl'ued d ~ ocan. Edlrn9 Mh OI WlltoA c:ongeslN9 heart ........ may be a een­a&-.~ lf1 pamnts wittl pteexiStlng cardiac. ._t, OI hepa%lc: disease Concomi!anl ~"' deNd eortrcal lten;lid OI ACTH tnl'ly n::rease '-edllm8. ~ c:Nllhn. arO'ogl!n '*8py ~ accel8tafe bone n'lllUa '°"' WID'IOl.I pn:dJdng ~ otl'".,.,... l1QWltl nw .,.,.,.llfledtt!S1tS.-.~8dt.ll~ The~ the ctuld. the grul8t' tbll , .... of ~ llNl malul8' ~ The ..,_. on bone fl"llHlnOOf'I lhoukl be monlor9d by ~ borW1 a1J9 al 1'19 left _,. and tmnd 9Wry IS morai. SM PftECNJTlOHS: Llibontoty 1"tSA. Genetnc P11Genls tr .. ted w lh androgenic anabolic. ltalodl ~be et en lneleased nP fof the~ of prostabe ~andpro6tallCcattinOrT'*- ANABOUC STEROIDS HAVE NOT B£EN SHOWN TO ENHANCE ATHLETtC ABlllTY PRECNJTK>HS Gene<al· Women ltlOIJd be obtlMWd '°' l9'IS rA virillahOn (deoper*"g oflhevoiee.~. ecne.c:titon:megaly) ~of drug '*8P¥ al Iha tmrtof...oenc:eof rr*'Wlemllnec:essary to pt~t 1n8\"8fSi:lto v1nhiab0n $ome ~ Ct\anoltl Wl women ere WfeYersibie flY8r'I after prompt dtscontinuance of ~end ... not~by~l.9eol~ ~~meyme>O<Xl# Anllboic lllefods miry cause ~of dean; IKbs It, V. l/M. end X. end., .naee..in ~Ima _.. _ n.. ~ ~ lwlruct P8l*CS lo report~ of h lot­IOoJMg Ide efttctl °' arOOgen5 '"'Jin Too frequent 0t persislenl 9l9dionl o1 tttt para, ~Of~ol.::r.. ~ HoarMr'lna. acne.~ ., rnenstnal periods. cAwmlo-r-ei-.cmheir - ,...,~c:twiges.,P6'0Dlor,Olenke Lab«Mory mt.: Women With ctssenw\llted blU5I cardnofh8 "'°"*' ,...,. "• quenl doler"*'8llon of Ul'l"IO and len.m catcaA ...... cMlng hr COl.nO ol lher.liPt' (See WARNTNGS 9'causoOlhhepetOIQ:s:iclylSSClciatedwChhu:ool 17- -.fphli. ..! i.y-taled androgens. ai;v..- hJncbOn lasts thoukt be Penodlc (e"IWY 6 monthl) 11-ray ~of bone age ltmuld be made cbing h9lmenl Of dilkt'9n ID deter"*'9 ._ me Of bone mattnDon wcs h -.eta Of Mdrogen ltierapr on ... _'""'""' --.,,.~--... -.... - nations lhoutd bo done peric)diCaffy as androgenic •nabollc steroids have been f'IPCW1l8d to nc:reese low ~ lipoprotelnl. Sen.m ctdested levetl may~ t\Jmg htfapv n.r-. . tabln. recJJHd when admnlleMg lt*9 8Q9l1b lo ~ WlfttahlllcryOll'l'l'fOCMMl~orc:cworaryatterycbene SetW ~ol Mf¥TI Choleslerol lhat*f bona» and --""""""VI filmoQlobn and hel'IWlx:nl sholAd be c:hlcked ~ lor -~.-, pebents whOart ~ tigt'lek»el a1 .... "... ""- _ Anlboll;lllMJKll,,_,.~~IDoml~ Oougeoft.~rr.,.~lobedeo...edinon:lef tornwc.i dllsnd pn:.hmU\..,... Pl6erts ~ cnl -­_____ _...,. ..... ".-'ll"boll'C_ lllN'O ..d.a.8..1.e l&ar'8CIOl'tl0pped.. _ -OUndrOkJne m9y.,,..,,.. .. metaboism ot oral llyPC9ycemic ~ AMolds Of ACT1i In~ WO edema.. concomitanl dnirillr3llOn wi'lh 8d"fll"l8I ccnc.i lt8fQidl, Of AC'"'H ma, rcr9M .. edDm8 ~ tHt in'1wK1ionl AnebC:*: lll!ll'Odl rray dec:Alate ...... °' ~ gki> "*'- ret&Atmg '" deaellMd kJtal r • ....,,.,.. ..,_.. and inCfea'8d rewi upldke of T, and Tr Free ltlyroad hOnnON k!l'Ytfll rtn'l8ln -\r'll::-tllng-lld I-n~. a d8crase in PB! and~ IOdne C.tcl~I. mutagennis. impairment of fertility Animal date ~has noc been '"19d 1n lebcN'°'Y _,.,. k>r cafo cn:>gene or m.Jtigenic eftec;ts_ In 2-yNt ctvonic cnl rat lluO­.... ~~dll*lt'lldoOIMWanddlcf..-.d organ weighb (testes, prostate l9fT'llft81 vnActn. OVllrtn. ureo...--..is. 811' ~),..,. ltcwn " .......... U-..c:el~tlavebeer'IJllPOl1&d.,pamntSf'llCetvlnglong- Mrm lheJ.ov wiU\ ~ enabolc: steroids Wl """ dOMJ, (5" WAA,,.INGS W~ ol I.he drugS cld not md to ~ Ol 1'18 LmOrl ., .. cases. Ger&atncpcel"ltslre&18d wlh~..ook ~ nay be .. #\ inaused riP.. bl the ~ ot proraPc ~ endprmla!IC carcinoma. ..., ...,..., ... eratcoarw: eflec:tt PNgwlcy Category )( -$ee CONTRA· IHOICATlONS1 Nursing~: ••ncckl'IOWnwtldWMBbc*ll8feids .. ~ntunan lftilk 8ecaUMI of lhe pohlnllal of MtlOUS adveftill t99Cb0ne ... fUWlg lnlarltl kon'I ~. dedskWt 8holJcl bl m.i. wMINr ID~ ruwig Ol ID cMconliNJe .. drug. IP ~ inlO llCCQ.ft h importance ol lie G\lg ID h rnCJht --- Anabolc ao-u m.y accelerate ~ rnD.ntlon mote NC>dyhln "*' ~ 1nehbwlandl'8 ~ "lll'f conliR.llt b IS mm-.. -.er tw Gug ,_ bter'l lloppld_ n.r.be, l'll!raP'f lholJkl be monaotO(I ~ •-fa'f sbdes at 6-manlh intetva!s '" <WdetlDalollld .. nskol~nJI!~ Ard'og8ric ...... 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For ct6hn lhl kit.ii daffy dolage ol 01andnn ts a> 1 mg per llJogmn body ~ Of 1i0.045 mg pet" pcu.t ~ body ___ .. ___ HOW SUPPLIED Q .. afOW'l 2..5-mQ.,... .. Ollll, whta. Md 8CJl)Nld WTlft BTG onorw..m,anc1•11•on.-ct1litlliofht~cn"908Wf ... t.-..ol' 100\NOCSot.196-111 ·11). cautaon· ~-P"Jl'llll:l~MhOUl~- ~twBTG~b'f" GDSHdit&Co. ~ ....... ~~~'° -BT-G~ 701MxJdA ... Soul'I -"'"""'"' BTG PHARMACEUTICALS 01905. BTG Pt\91 -ft USA BTG PHARMACEUTlCALS -OXAND-RIN I~ \411-0401 ···-----·•k !MiMM+MM p A GE a FES RUARV , 3 , 9 g a NAT' U trom page 6 Oppont·nts of the Issue were upset that the rlty would consider changing the anli·dlscrlminatlon ordinance less than four years after rounty voters overturnt•d a similar ordinance to pro­tert homosexuals. Three arrested for attacking gav Ore. teen CORVALLIS. Ore. (AP) Police have arrestt•d tlirt•t• tt•en·agt• boys suspect ed of beating a gay student two weeks ago. Last wt•ek. police arrested Robert P. Huffaker. 16. ol Corvallis: Cyle A. Schroeder. 15. of Albany: and Michael B. Nash. 16. of Corvallis. All were charged with Intimidation and assault In tht• Incident. Paul Millt•r. 17. reported a group of four boys followed him, taunting him wllh slurs like "queer· and •faggot." polln· said. Miller said when he n·spondt·d lo one of the boys making the taunts. tlw boy slugg<·d him In the mouth. knocking out two teeth. Miller, a senior al Corvallis I ligh Srhool who kads a support group for gay slucknts. said two adults walked by as lh<• nanH' <"ailing was taking plaC'<·. but dld noth111g. ·nH' atta<k prompted support from n·sldrnls of tht· community. Connie Onstad, Milkr"s grandmother. said a woman stoppt•d by with money to pay for Mtlkr"s ckntlst bill. Onstad said othns had rnlkd or droppt·d off sup porlivl" mt.·ss .. 1ges. ·Paul I was so sorry to S("(' your fan· on th~ front pag<· today." Onstad n-ad from one note "It sl<"k<·ns me to think that a town with a i.:<·n<"rally hlghn l<"Vd than average of t·du<·at<·d folk <'Ould harbor such idiots as those.- who allac·kc·d you " Some residents had organized ral· Iles against hate crimes at the Benton County Cour thousc.· and at Corvallis lllgh. Milkr said lw docsri"t want the sus pe<"ts to go to jatl, and that he isn"t st·eking n·wngt•, "It just all seems so pohlllc·"," Mtlkr said of the lnrident. -n1cn· wt1s so much an~er. as if I'd done somt.·thtng horrtble to these." pt"o· pk and I hann·i I think it"s really sad. I hope lht•se pt·oplt• i:c·t whatt-ver help they rw<·d. If it ends up bt·ing mental health or lht·rapy or whatever. I hope tlwy get It • Gav church founder confronts Mvnle Beach opposition MYlffL~: BEACH. S.C. (AP) The founckr of th<' world"s largest predom­inantly gay Prot<·stant d<·nominatlon says f!'<lr ts bt'11lnd Myrtle Beach opposition to this spring"s gay rights festival. ·we don"t have horns growing out of the top ol our heads. w .. ·re patriotic. Wt .. r<' part of th!' community. Ever sin<"<' this rommuntty"s been here. wc·ve b1·1·n a part of It," said Hev. Troy P1·rry, mod!'rator of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churdws. II<' travc·kcl to Myrtlt-13<-ach to speak nt a fund ralst·r for un expansion pro j<Tt at MCC h!'adquarters In L<>s An,(.!«lt"s. ·w .. ·n· only four yt•ars old here." local MCC Pastor Barbara Garrison said. "'For him to <·onw to a church thb small says a lot about what"s hap pc.·ntng ht·n· not only lo our C'ongn·· ~atton, hut to our nnnmuntty." l'rrry said he !ward about lowl dc·vdc;pc·r Burroui.:hs & Chapin"s opposition to tlw upcominl-( gay pride fcst1v'1l. ·rm vc·ry cllsappomtt·d but that"s not our probkm," tw said. ·1rs lhnc for us to he.• stc.·n. To know us is to love us. and the way to be known Is to be seen: Peny founded the flrst MCC congre­gation In 1968. Now the church has about 52.000 members and welcomes a quarter·mlllion visitors each year to congregations In 15 countries. Myrtle Beach Is just another place where fear and Ignorance need to be overcome, Perry said. "People respond out of fear.· he said. "People fear what they don"t know. So we need to get known." Chicago cuts ties with Bov Scouts over gav ban CHICAGO (AP)-The city of Chicago has ai.:ret"d to st"ver tit"s lo Boy &outs of Amerlra programs until the group accepts gays and stops requirin~ a rt"llglous oath. The al(reement last week settles a fed eral lawsuit Okd al(alnst Chlca~o by the American Civil Llbt·rtles Union. In agrt'elng to settle, the city avoided accepting blanw. Tut· ACl,U sued last April s!'!'kinl( lo t·nd the city's sponsorship of 28 Srout programs. TI1c lawsuit alleged the city"s Involvement violated the separa­tion of church and state principle and that the &outs" ban on admitllng gays Is discriminatory. The ACLU rall<·d the scttlcmmt a vie tory and urged other cities to "take a cue from Chltai:o·s action and end th1•1r sptmsorship of these dlstrlmma· tory programs." Th1· city a~n·t·d to pay $ 20.000 in <"Ourt costs, said ACLU attorney Roger U.·ishman . Ikbet·1·a Fl<'lds. an 1·x1·cutive with lhe &outs" Chkai:o an·a council, did not say wtwthl'r the.• S<·outs an· considc-r· mg d1an~inl-! Uwlr polirit·:s. She said prtvatt• sponsors havt· ht'lpt·d fill the void left by Chlcago"s disassociation wHh the group. s.o. high school squashes gav plav SP~;AlfflSll. S.D. (AP) The show won't go on for a group of high school students who want1·d to perform a pro gay play. and South Dakota activists are claiming 1·ensorship. The Spearfish lllgh St·hool drama team plannt·d to prest·nt the one·act play t·alled "Removing the Glove: whid1 is about dtsrriminalion a~atnsl homost·xua1s. at a st.alt" C'Omp(·lllion last wt·t•k tn Vt·rmillion. BcC'ause a Aroup ol pan·nts was upset about the play, which was wrlttc·n by a college student. some srhool offirials had changed parts of It to make it about discrimination against left handedness. Bui the play"s publisher hadn"t aulhorized the editing and said the students eoulcln"t perform it that way. TI1at knocked the school from the state contest. Although the publisher gave pernus· sion for Spt·arflsh to put on the play in Its original lorm. tlw Spt·arfish Board of Education only would allow the edited v<•rston. Tiw situation smaC'kS ol <·t·nsorship, atC'OrdlnA lo Frrt" Anlt'rirans Crt"alin~ Equal Status (FACES) of South Dakota. a gay and ksblan acti,ists group. Bany Wlrk. the group·s execu tlvt• dlte'<·tor and board president. said not allowing students to pl'rform the play the way It was writlt·n violalrs tht•1r right to lrt•c spet·ch. Ilic mere sugA!'stlon of homost·xuality sends rhills down tll!' yellow sp11H's ol minis 11·r bigots and legislator loonies 111 the state of South Dakota." Wlrk said In a μn·ss rd<·as<·. OtlH'rS agnTcl SumlllH' Algt·r. whose son was a rast nwmb«r. s.mt shr It'll twr authority as a parmt was lx·ing qt1t·,..t101H'd by tlH' sd1ool board bec1use slw alrcndy s1J.!1Wd a permission slip allowing lwr son to be tn tht' play. ·=··--...... ., !M.++iM# PA G C:: 9 • Annual Membership from $248·00 No Monthly Dues! B R 0 T H E R S Houston's Hottest! 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"""'"'3+* Of et1J b.CJenl or deolptrve advet\llng ~MtrmOrtrGr..w~C..,&LelOiln~ ofCclnwNn» NaticlNIGe, ~-IP_,..-~ C.,. s1d Lnt;an Press ,t.ssooltc Ht'len't191 As$0Ciilfe' ,,,.,,_, AMooeced PhlHSIOC'Mtlt IN'T'Cler VOICES & ECHOS EDITORIAL Talking about communitv values A queer form of political correctness tries to silence discus· sion of moral choices. by CHRIS CRAIN For all our lalk aboul breaking down sodctal taboos und ,givm,g voice to unpopular points of view. we homo sexuab have a verboten topic all our own. We have an awfully difficult time talking about moral values. Ifs easy enou,gh to understand why. All our lives, lesbians and ,gay men have been hammered into submission by "farmly values" rhetor1c and the social and legal condemnation that has come alonl( with it. Understandably. we are wary of the coercive power of public morality and the relative ease With which media· hunl(ry politicians and reli,gious lead· ers use talk about ·values" as a wedge to divide folks into convenient camps: American vs. un-American, the saved vs. the damned, us vs. lhem. Our collc<·tivc take on the hlstor1cal rolt• of publu· "values· in this country is not an attractive ont". Judeo Christian moral values have been u~t·d , many would say warped. to sub clue t·thnk minorities (particularly blacks) and women into second -class c1l!u-nsh1p. while reservml! lull parlic lpatton m American society for the proverbial "stratl!ht white male • espc· rlally those of the WASP var1ety. ' One by one, each oft hcse oppressed groups has thrown off lhe yoke of value laden dls«rirnlnalton, and has won <·tvtl rll?,hls, c-ultural acceptance. cUtd greater lnVO)Vt'.'tnt·nt lJl the life of the: n,1tJon. '<ow tl>.1! I! looks lo be our lurn (fin<lllyJ to l·v~ our liv<·s without moral con<i<'mnatton from lhc outside, wt' J,?nys set·m 10...'lth to open lip Pandora·s box .ind allow a free fiowtng dialo~uc or our own aoout thr ·r ~slyk choices" we make as gay m<'n .111d ksl.uans. And woe to those who darr try to broach thai forbidden subject matter We eat lhtse hrr<'llc.s for lumh past In,:: them with vicious personal ~tt.lcks impugning their mollves. overstatln~ their poslltons and. most discouraging of all. tarnng them as "self righteous" and accusing them ol acting like !he Queer Moral ~ajor1ly. TI1e ones on the cultural right take the most hrot Gahnd Holello. M1rhelangelo Signonle. Andrew Sullivan. Camille Pa~lia, cvrn Larry Kramer-all carica lured as hypocr1ttral, bit«hy. morallz· 1ng airbag'> in somrthing of a hyster1 cal (panlrked!?J over r<'artlon to their very passionatt· arguments aboul the kind of world we homosexuals should be working toward. Drug use, unsafe sex. public sex, relt,e;ion, sexism- eaC'h of us makes choice~ tn the~e areas that affec·t our lives and the culture and so«lcty we share. Why shouldn't these Issues be open to vigorous, respectful and c·ivil debate? To be sure, none of these cul· tural cr1tlcs Is beyond personal rr1tl· cism . And some sling mud at their Intellectual rivals wtlh al leas! as much ngor as do lht'lr critics. But Is lhal lhe point? Should pt'r· sonal altacks pass muster as social cr1ticism? Is it all aboul <'ngagtng in a contest for whose privatt• life.· bt·~t rr-nc.·rts hrr moral philosophy? \Vt· need to find a language with wh1C'h wt· can talk about v-.liues without cllller· enc·e oi opinion IJ(-1ng confused for condemnation. Othf'rwise. we have managt•d to take llvt• and kt hve moral rrlativism to an u11 nrw lt-vt·l: ~ot onlr 1~ your morality your own bustness, lHll when someone else shares her ldt•as about values and life rhoiCe!1, she's sonwhow \10lahng your ·moral spac-r_• \Vhy he ollt•ndt•d when somronc.· f'ls<" questions your rlhi<·al d10tn·s? lkcathe H mil(hl make you st'rond ~u~s your own vnlrn· systt·m? Bt·<·uust· ymi'n· sirk and tired ol lMvtng lo <It-fend your hi<' lo sonwone dse, lhank you vt'ry much? To bow out ol th,11 conversation Is to dte<:k out of hit• or .it lrost a 1ho11izhtful. cxrunt'1<"d lilt• \\'C'.h nt·v<"r wtn the heurts and minds of .Judeo Chris l.m mtc!dlc Americans If tht'y adopt the same hcad·m the sand lntrans igcn«c to our view of how lhc world should !)(-. Lt-l's set an exam pit• as a com mun I ty of how folks can thoughtfully and respe<·lfully t'Xam!m· their individual vah1e svslrm~ wilhoul <·onckmnallon recri11110auon or invoking ~O\'t·rnmen ta! cocrt'ion. '' ~ari,;~''iha+- eoufcI bave. PcL~ ... -----\:>ut W~t'\'t •.. t..a'o 1ec.h Astronaut W NBA ~rbie ~r\,ie ~r-bie LETIERS TO THE EDITOR HI Ho Silver screen Just wanted lo take an opportunity to thank the Houston Voice and r!"vl!"wer Stephen Underwood for the excellent reC"cptlon that you gave the film ·American Cowboy.· A.~ a result of tlw rcvtt-w <inU other coveragt• in the lfou~con area. the film played to a sold· out crowd al ~FA's Drown Auditorium. The .lUrlit"nC"e was a wonderful mtx of people many ol whom indicated that they had come because of Mr. Underwood's review. As lhe executive produC"t'r ol the film, I ju>l wankd to kt you know that we appreciate the work of your fine puhllc,\lion and that I turn to it m}'>t"lf t"very week to b<' In the know about Houston's events. happenings and special film olfrnngs. Keep up !he good work. Calvin Preece Houston Fan mail I wanted to lakt• lhh lime lo commend you on a (•xc·cllent paper. 111C·s.· past \WC'ks I have nollt:<"d the l.\yout ot thr paper has bt·rn ~up<·rb! 1\'i always nu.· arltc:les arc very inlormtn~ dnd true lo tht• pic·lun•. but the lay· out has madt· lhe !ext to he a ckh~h l to rr.ut u nd vt· ry t•n 1ov abk. I know thal ll takes s11pt'r team work lo pul>h~h a IH'WSJM p('r on u W('C·kly basts. B11l llw c.•dttor slwuld be• c:onJ,?r~ltlllalC"d on work1111-t \\.of I• u group ol tnrli v1dt~a•s who can 1'rnb d readers alt<'nllon with tl1" Jaye 11t ol !ht' pa,>er I hope as the• editor ol the Houston Vui<'c you will pass this Information on llw lh•· \1lr1ous departments And c.1d1 and t·veryone ol you should pal your sell on th<' back Sincerely, A devote reader via the internel http://wwwreuben.org.l1aneswortd janetoon@mindspnng.com M#MeMIM...-WMeMI¢! iMeMM+MW P A G E , 0 FFB RUARV , 3 , 9 9 B ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS Jov at 11Wedding Banuuef' by KHOI NGUYEN ·'I've never" by HOLLY WHILOCK 1180rn 10Ut" ... Of Pearls and Swine by M.C JENYFER VOICES & ECHOS In celebration of the Houston run of a new. wonderfully warm and sensUwc coming out ji1m-"Ma \'le en Rose" /My Uf<· 111 Plnk)­llouston Votre and Landmark Throtre Corp. sponsored an essay contest. n<.• irwiled Voice readers to send 111 their own stones of corrung out. lntend111g ro pick rwo w111ners. we were impress<>d wilh rht• voltmie of sulmuss1ons and ulrl/Tla/ely could not narmw our choices toju.'. .> f two. So. below ttte present the three wuming essays. Houston Volre and the /.andmark Tiieatres would like to thmtk et'<'f1/ on<' who took the time to partmpal<' in tile contest. Et'<'ll/Qrle who wrote an essay dtd a wonder:Jidjob. We were touched and motx>d hy each one: we only u•tSh u-e could Ital'<' rE'/Klrtted rhem all M<"artwltile. we U1vite you toeryoy these three stones. and lo stop by w1cl see "Ma \'1ecn Rose.· w11111erofrheGoldm Gloheawarcl for Desi F'or<'tgn Language Fllm It opens for an excltLSiue I /0tLSlon nm Feb. 20 al Landmark's Grrenway 7l1l'alre. {Our u•umers. who received l!rkets ro lh<' advance screening and passes for .fulure Landmark .films. wcrt' norified by telephone lww to pick up llu'!r prizes.) My lovt• for lht• nnt•ma has helped me to c:opt• with my st·xuality and my comlnl( out to my family and friends. I (alonl( with other numerous doseted homosexuals) would always emision the pt•rfecl day when I would reveal my sexuality without any compltca­llons (like rejection or outcast) just like tn those rlass1c hetero mones. Comin~ from a reliAlous oriented fam· lly. my parents and friends would never "''t·n discuss lht• lopi<' DurinA the collt·Ae years. I made one resolution lo mysell. Thal resolution would be lo find one or two mo\'ies that could be a c·atalyst to discuss homosexuality and my ·comlnl( out" Then the new Queer Cinema arrived In the late 1980s. I was excited that lhe enlcrialnmenl Industry would set lhe lone lo my romlng out However. movies like "Lonl(lime 1\vo yt·ars after my first kiss with another l(irl. I told my bt·st fnends from high school that I was Aay. This simple slalt'ml'nl. thouAh. does not evt·n lx·Aln lo lt•ll the story• Then· wen· five of us that hun~ out togelhcr. all very different and yet so similar. I was the ullra·jock Casey bclon.(!t•d to thf' drill tf'am. Amy IJelongt·cl to c.·verythln~. Jesst('a was plal(ut•d with boy troubles. and Brt·nda was lust boy rrazy. Sufferlnl( lrom major senior·itls and needlnl( a break from the real world, we decided to have a gtrkonly get toAether: my motlwr was out of town, so It was easy detldlng when· lo party. After a food, clAart•llt'. and akohol nm (not m·<·t·ssartly in that order). we got down to gossiptn~ and consumin~ our bought l(ooch. Aflc:r a slight umount of alcohol con sumplion and a sc.·ml skinny dip m the apartmt·nt pool (In tht' mlddlt• of February). we ">C:lllt•d tn for some.· scri Clutchlnl( my strand of June Cleaver Pearls. I stared al a black rnmpul<'r strct·n. trying to recall "tominl( out." I was romfortable beinl( gay,bdon· I knt·w what "l(ay· meant. lkfore I turm·d four. I knew I was dlf· h·n·nt br<·cn1st• I wanted to ~row up. marl)' u ntrc man sonw day and bC"rome a houM·wife. I nf"ver men lloned this to any i:rownups because I fell secure tn my self knowledge. There was no ont• to dlsroura~e me. My molht·r reinforced my beliefs by giving me a strand of pearls to play with. She said It kept me quiet. I learned how the world v!ewt·d my aspirations whm I was six. My ne~ step father look ont• look al me and knvw. lie was an akohollC', who did his besl over tlw next lt·w years to take advarllal(t' ol my bt•lnl( l(ay while never lelllnl( me forgt·l that he haled me. I trit'Cl lo lt•ll my lather what was hap penh11(, bul ht· said I was maklnl( il up. Lile In my molht·r"s house was Companion." ·u,·1111( Encl" and "Philadelphia" wt·rt· AIDS rdated movies that I did not undt'rstand and were seemlnl(ly inappropriate I revised my resolution to look for .. relationship movies· with ¢ay lon·rs. The followinl( y<'ar, two superb mo,ies were released. "Sum of Us" and ·weddtnl( Banquet.· Smet· I am m a steady relalionshtp wllh a Cauc·asian lover. I was prejudtred toward "Weddinl( Banquet." I had to wail a wholt- yt-ar until the following ThanksgMnl( lo plan my comm!( out. I Invited my family mem bers and friends lo have a n1re holiday meal. During the evening. I requested them to view a wonderful ·new· video. Some of my friends had heard of the movie. and my family members had not My lover and I told them after the ous drinktnl(. We decided to play a game. For those or you who undC"rstand the game of •rw Nt·wr". you "111 immediately know how lht• ltrsl stale· menl in this story happ<"ned. ~·or those fortunate to have never been introduced to the l(ame. I will explain. Ev("rybody has ~onwthing to drink. preferal>I akoholi(' fn nature.·. Someone then ~tarts the.· garne off by making a statement of somelhml( that they have never done. For instance. "I've never bt'en snow· skiing." If you have bt•en snow·skiing. vou have lo take a drink. · The only point of this ganw ts lo find out mtereslin~/t·mbarrassmJ! thm~s about your friends. Ltttk dtd llwy know JUSl what they would find out about me! Our l(ame was be~mnlnl( lo hit a slow point. and quite a bit of alrohol had been consumed. We'd alread\' covt'red all th<· bases in a lot of diffe; none of his business. This was 1962. and pt'ople did not talk about these lhlnl(s. Telt·vlsion talk shows did not find rhtld abuse an allrarlivc subject. Those years were horrible. but I learnt·d a valuable les son. It was easier lo fori:ive my step· father for his actions than It was to keep carryinl( all that re"·ntmcnl· filled IuggaJ?;e. The experience dtd not make me ashamed of being J?;ay. I knew ll was my step father who was sick. not me. At the a~e of 12. sanity enlered my ltfe in the person of George E. lie nol only understood me. but also was th~ fist person lo rail us "gay." With George E. around. I learned we were not alone. There was a whole world out there waltlnl( for us. No mattt·r what we learn about homost·xuahty, I'm gratt'ful that I lt-arrwd this early m life. ll reinforC't'cl my Ix·llel that I was OK. Gt·orge E and I It-arnt·d to put bemi: gay tnlo pt·r<p<'cllvt' By tht· ~Im<' mov1e finished. I wa~ stunnNi that mv mother (who ts a devout Buddhbt) did not have slronl! objecllons. She smiled and reached .out to hul! me. ~otht•rs do always know. Later she would tell me that she would support me whole heartedly E\·en thoui<h I did not plan this, my parents in,·ited me to ~e-e a new n10,1e-"Home for th<' Holidays" I am blessed to li\'e 111 a decadt'-lhe I 990s-wheretn som<' rourageous movie makers would envision my dreams and would support the i:ay community. Without mdependenl mO\'tes and the independent mo,1<' venues. I would be among the deadly statistics. My l(ay community my gay social environments (like Asian and Friends of Houston). and my l(ay lover are my entire ltfe. enl areas (yes, I used that word for a reason!) and were n1nnml! low on lop· 1rs. Well. Anw. who w.is. how shall I say. the least expenenced of us. sud denly l!Ol exclt<'d and said she had the perfect ·rve n<'ver" lo use. Ev<'n though il was my turn. iromeally. I couldn't think of anything to say. so I Jet her ,c:o. ·-r\'e nevt·r kbsc:-d a ,t?irl,• said Amy. I drank. Casey. who was next. volunteered. ·rve never French kissed a J(trl." I drank. A couple of more "I've ne\'er" slal<'· mt>nls later. just to clarify thin(!>. prel· ly much e\·eryone had sobrrt"cl up. Al lht> bel!inrnn,z of the l!ame we had d<-rlart"cl no qucsltons/t>xplanallons nt•rt>ssarv \\'t> lhrC'W that rnle out tilt' "indow. ·as well as the l!;Jme. and l\·e l.Jeen oulra~rously out t'Vt'r sinn·. Those four friends arc still (!real frit·nds. And. as lar as I know non<' of us has plaved the i:ame smre' we wt>re 14 I und('rstood lhal b<'tnl! gay was part ol who we were, l>ut dtd not dt·fine us itsell. ~any peoplt- take years ronung to terms "-1l h being l!a)' George E. and I entered ad11lthood with health ;,elf <'Sleem. O\'er the years. I sunived leukemia. depresston. the death of friends. wid owhood from AIDS and the last of childhood ni(!htmarcs. I belteve that comin(! to t<'rms \\.1lh my own homo· sexuality early on helped make the expenences that followed less fright· ening. Today I am a gay male housewife. My dream cam<' true. ~y spouse says I should ·write about my expenences. He thinks I have a untque perspective on life Most canrer sun1vors do. I could write a book about mv life; 1'll call it "The Housc\\ife from H~ll." A simple strand of pearls led me to become who I am today: a child "1th a keen self-awareness became a st ron(! gay man who loves hh life ·=····~---·•ff! +a.@M+MM PA G , , FEBRUARY , 3 SOCIETY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS pre.veJtlR LIZ LERMAN DANCE EXCHANGE "Visionary work of extraordinary eloquence. " -The i\ew York limes Lerman breaks aesche[IC boundaries as she sc•ecclies che expressive range of contemporary dance with chis revolutionary approach. A sure 5dl--ouc! 7iEK.iiriZ. i.d.S7W. ... 713-227-ARl'S KUHF 88.mt icii:·no-,·11 CU...'ISIC CllOlf& February 21 8:00 P..M. Wortham Center Continental Airlines Style. Status. Comfort. You! /hfi:-;ffe, rfbpHtffeC<lm:I C:lh:Yu:e-F~ II '!!' o:mm~ For A Special ~ Deal, See: Kale Haygood Sales, Leasing, New & Pre-Owned 713.524.3801 4807 Kirby@ SW Fwy Houston, TX 77098 SWllV confirms HIV-positive lovers often hid starus CHICAGO (AP)-Four out or every 10 HIV·lnrected people surveyed at two New England hospitals failed to inform sex partners about their condl lion. and nearly two·thlrds or those didn't always use a condom. researchers said. Researchers reporting In the latest issue or Archil>l'S of lnlernal Medicine believe withhold1n~ HIV Information Is widespread. -rlle public health mes sal(e Is that 1r you don't know the HIV status or your partner. you should be having safe sex" by usln~ a con dom, said the lead re,earcher. Dr. Michael Stein, director of lllV medic-al acli\1lles at Brown t.:ntvcrslly !'.kdl("al School In Prov1denrt•, R. I. Stein wasn't the.· onl}• mw worncd about the lack of dtsclosun•. -rllcrc·s a need for ~realer atll"ntion to 1ndi,1dual personal responstblhty • said Daniel Zingale. executlvr director or the Washington based aC"ttvtst l(roup, AIDS Action. "On<' of the things we've been concerned about this past year or so Is complacency • Researchers qtH'Stloned 203 I IIV positive patients getting treatment at Boston City I Iospltal and Rhode Island Hospital betw<•en 1994 and 1996. and 129 reported sexual activi ty durinl( the previous sLx months. Subjects with only one sexual part ner were three times more likely to have told their partners than subjects with multiple partners Also, subje<"ls who said they had a lot or support from their spouse were almost three times as likely to tell Whiles and Hispanics were three limes as likely to tell partners as blaC"ks. Among the sexually active patients. 46 pcrl'l"rll Wt"rt" bl.u·k, 23 veJ(:("rll W("n,": Hispanic and 27 percent were white. In the group, 69 percent were men. Forty·ont· percent W<'re inl<·rt<'d throu~h mjeC"lion drul( use. 20 per· cent were men who contracted the virus via homosexual contart, and 39 percent got lllV from heterosi·xual contact. researchers said. Stein noted that previous surv(·ys of gay men reached similar findlnl(s, especially the high llkt•lihood of dlsclo· sure to a stngle partner and reduced likelihood among those with multlpk partners. -rllls Is not a problem or knowledge," Stein said. "People under stand their IllV risk or transmission . It's been shown al(aln and again. People are not Ignorant or these sub jects. This is a matter or personal responsibility.· AIDS czar warns against complacencv DENVER (AP) F1·w1·r pt·ople arc dyin~ of AIDS, but it 1s inh«l1ng rnon· women 'more mtnortth·s and morr young. p;ay nwn and lht· batllP ac;am~t the \'irus must rontmur said President Clinton's C'htd advisor on AIDS policy. "It a11i"l over ·111 u·s ov..r and I'm her<" to tt"ll you it auft ovt·r: said Sandra ~111unnan. din:C'tor ol tlw Office of Nat1011al AIDS polKy AIDS deaths nationwide hav(· dropped by 44 perc('nl In llw ltrst hall of this year, but aboul 40.000 p<·opk a year are newly Infected with llw lllV '1ruS, Thurman said last week during the Rocky Mountain Regional Conrerence on IllV Disease Many people with AIDS arc living longer thanks to new dru~s . but the drugs are expensive and can be hard to get. Thurman said. "Many Americans yearn to believe that the worst ts behind us," sh<' said. "Yet the sobering tmth ls the epldem le Is far from over.· In Colorado the number or AIDS deaths has been declining for the past two years. In I 996. 270 people died from AIDS. Lost yrar, thal n11mlu·r dropped lo I 50. said Dr Ken Gershman. who tracks llw dls<'ase for the Colorado Ikpartnwnl of Publir Health and Envrronm(·nt. More than hall ol tht· Col<H«•dans 'Fantastic Sams· ".fo~·elll ~T ·~e1r ~-----------'..._ ... ~~ e River Oaks Medical Center / 1911 West Gray 2276 West Holcombe at Dunlavy at Greenbriar 713-521-0550 713-661-0668 Formerly •t 3939 Montros• Open 7 Days A Week 'Fantastic Sams Shampoo, Haircut and Blowdry $8.95 Expires 2127 /98 Good at RNer Oaks & Meclcal Cents locations~ Quality Stylists Needed • 713.266.3758 LO.J..tUARV 1 :-4 , <_:) 9 0 who !'Onlratl the lllV virns and who die lrom AIDS an· men who have sex wllh rnt·n. Bui an int-rra~in~ numbt·r of new AIDS cases are women, blacks. Latinos and intravenous dn1~ users. said Gershman and Dr. Ellen Manl(1orH•. lht• director ol the depart­nwnt ·s dis<"a~c- c·ontro1 dh1sion. Thurman said the Chnlon budl(el Ull\Tikd last w1•1•k indudes $I 00 mil lion to hdp buy lht• m·w lrealrnenl drul(s for people who ran'l afford lht'm. and $21 million lo help pro,'ide houshll( !or peopl<' living wllh AIDS. Calif. firm tests new CMV treatment SAN DIEGO (AP)-A California phannac·eutlral company has tested a ll<'\" drng that ddays the prol(resslon of bllndm·" In AIDS patients and pro· dm·1•s no sldt• effec·ts. Isis Pharmareuhcals presented the results on the drug last week In Chkago al lht• Fifth Conference on lktrovlrus<'s and Opporlunlstle lnfertions. a m1·1·t1nl( of tlw world's lop AIDS lnvesti!!alors. ·nw dnig. !'ailed fomMrst•n, Is under <·valuation as a tn·atm<:'nl for 1·ylom1·galovln1s (CMV) retlnllls. which ev1·n1ually kads lo blindness in AIDS pat11•nls. · ·nw disease is an Infection that progn•"tvdy dt•slroys the retina. 'J'o lt'sl llw dnig, llw company treat 1·d patt<·nls with newly-diagnosed CMV n·linitls, and those whose disease was tn advann·d stagt·s, but had not n·sponckd lo olht•r treatments. The dn1g was aclmfnlstc·n~d by in_jection onn· ~l wt·t·k for thn·t· wc:eks. and on<"e t·vt·rv othc:r wt:ek for maintenance. The trials found prol(ressive blind m•ss In pallents who had not respond t·d to otlwr drugs was dt•layed. some llmt·s up lo a lmost two years. Thost• who wt·n· nc:wly dta~nosed with the !'0111pllc·al10n did not suffer symptoms for mon· than ,1 year and th<' progn·s f;.1011 w.lR slow nltc·r that timt• About 20.000 ol lh<' 250,000 pat11•nls with lull blown AIDS in tht• United Slalt·s sullt-r CMV n·t111ilis and poh"rttitll hllnclnrss, .lc('ordinJ! to Isis 1:opokt•swo111an Jant· Grc:cn. Tht• 1 cason lomivirM·n is more eflet· ttve lh<t11 ntlwr drui.ts ts bt"cause it work~ at tht· gt·nc.·tk lc.·vt·l to tntt"rrupl tlw pro<TSS by whit·h protl'lns mvolvt-cl in human disease an.· pro dutt.:cl. she: s,1id. Traditional druj.!s nn· deslgrwd to lntrrad with protein mo! t•t·u1cs that support or cause diseast·s throughout th1· body Antist·nse drugs are desil(ned lo Inhibit tht• produrllon of dist>ase-relat­ed prot!'lns. Fomlvlrsen inhibits the virus that muses CMV rt>tlnttls in AIDS patients. The nC'xt s tep for the company Is asklnl( the fed.- ral Food a nd Dru!( Ad ministration to approve the drug as a marketabk. medical treatment. Idaho governor axes AIDS dmumonev BOISE, Idaho (AJ')-Gov Phil Batt Is not recommendln~ $700.000 In fund lnl( for the federal AIDS Drug Asslstanc·.- Program because of what he '"Y' are adequatl' contribullons from dnig c·ompantes and fed1·ral dollars. Batt said his decision was based on the state Department of Health and Wellare's belief that ll can fund the prol(ram, whlrh helps uninsured AIDS pat11·nts buy medlrnlion, by rombin In.it state.· and ft"c.lt-ral n·sourc<"s with tlw cln1g <·ompanit•:;' donations. An c.·xpt'('ll'd drop in l<"dt·ral morwy and c·utba('ks tn rharilabk donations lrom dn1g rompanH·s for('c.·d tht' drpartmt·nt to ask lawmakc.·rs for $700,000 lo malnlaln th<' program. Batt t'XC'luch'd tlw n·qut·'t from his lmdgt·t. ''Wildly Seductive ... Brimming with Lust , Betrayal and Murder." 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You just !'Ouldn't. Wlwn tht•y decidt•d that t'\Try woman going in had to wc.·ar dn·ssc.•s und llwv lost all of their buslrn:ss. thc:n thc:y 'madt• the bar a g,1y bar" kanellr and Dot startt•d dating soon ,1ftrr I hey ntt'l ond c:ontinul'd to do so off .. 111d cm for nt:arlv -;cvrn years, wht•n they d!'ddrd that the)' were dcsl111t"d to ht· with one: tHlothrr :'\tit her one of them knew t·x.1ctlv what tlwy W<Tt' l(<'llmg Into, but !ht-}• knew tht·y cared for orw .inothrr and were goln~ to Spt·ncl c:trrnil_v lo~c:tlwr -nwn• wc·n· oth('r pt·oplt• in uncl out of both ol our hvt·s clunng that pc:riod ol timt·. Dot and I nt·vt·r did stay total· ly out of <'<>11tac-t with t'aC'h othrr dur­in~ thal period," Vau~hn said. '"And tlwn, wt· wt·n· out togt·tht•r orw nip;ht and wt• 1usl said ·why art· wt• doinl( all this ollwr with otlwr pt•opk'? Why? Lt·t"s go look lor an apartmt'nt: lets do II And wt• chd. Wt• starkd building our livt"~ togt'tlwr. \Vt· wt·nt to go talk to Ill\-" father ... ht• aln·ady knt'w I was a lt·&b1an • 111rir rdatton,hlp has t·ndurt'd and it is clrarly t·vtcknt that !ht' two of tht·m an· stlll in love with t·ac·h other to this clay. Tw<·ntv-st·vt·n vcars of c·oupkhooci c-onttr1u~·s to gr~w. They havr, c\lld ('OllllllU(" lO. Jive it, So. what is tlw formula 101 a ~real rda tlon!-,)up? ·1 think with r\'t'ryont·-straight, ~.1y. old. young lht• hrst attrattion Is v.:ht•tlwr w~ w.mt to s.ly It out loud or not tlw st·xual attrac:tion,· says Vau~hn. "lkyond that. what makes it lost onn· vm 0 1 n•ahz<· ··111is is good and I \\-.111t tu .hold on to it.' is tlw mutual lmildlng of trust 111 <'.llrh other Thr dtpt·ndabihty 11H' knowin~ that the oOwr 11ulivid11al is tll('rt· lor you no matlt"r what · -nwn· i~ a support nH:fhm11sm Tlwrt' 1s a 01u·ru·s:;; slw says. ·1 would havt• never undt·rstood this wht·n I was yount!. I don't bd1rvc that tht' vt·rv VOlltlJ.!., t'\'t'll the onrs ,(!t·ttin~ marrit·cl ·by llwlr priests when they ... ay that you aflually ht>C'ome one. undl'rstancl !ht• nwanlni( of what that is. At that llml', lht-re was no way that I <·ould havt'. Nol t'\Tll wht·n I made a rnmmllml'nl with Dot. I had no icka that I would t'V('r It'd !hat and know what It m<"ans. but I do know what it nwans now. You n·allv do be(·onw ont•. "You don't n·altzt• mw day that 'Yt·s I'm a il'~hian, and tht· nl'xt clay, then· is sonlt'bcKIV that I think that I want to hvc· with. It's not that """V at all· sht' satd. ·1r, tht• b11tld1ng. 1i1e ronfi· drrn·c and nMny thin~s that go with. If anvlxxi\' h'ds they !'an·t romprt•­ht ·nd. livm·~ wllh f.mn~·ont· dst• for tht• rt':!lil ol thl'ir ltft· tht·n tll<'y have: not mr-t tlw right pt·rson. B<Tdll~c· wht·n thrv do nu·<·t that rt~ht pt'rson, tlwy an·~ ~oin~ to knov..· and t·vt·rybody ebe bt·c·onws non t·xl~lt"nt as far as look lnJ! at llwm In a M"xual a~pt•c·t .. Ht•latmnshlps rt'qum• a lot of work and ·pattt·tHT: S<lys Vaughn. ·nuring tlnws of <Tlst·s. not with t•ad1 othl'r. but lncllvlclual nls<'s with family. jobs, llnarH'!'s, t'lt.. wt· workt·d through thost· isstu·s togt•thl'r It brouL!hl w ... rlo t'r, simply b<0<<1ust• it brought a ckq>t·r u11<krst.1nclinL!. \Vt• both gn·w up 111 Iii<' samt· ~t·nt·ratton. \\.'r. took (",il('h stc·p togethtr. Evt·rythlni( happt·rwd 10 both of us at • thr "unr lime in th<' pnx·ess of being openly out. so we .-xperienced it tol(ether • Vau~hn maintains that it was diffi cult at times bt•cau'e they could not be openly l(ay durini( tht·lr early years togethl'r. The couple also raised Dot's son and managed to krep their re la· lionshlp hicldrn from him until he was older. She aho beltt•ves that the tumultuous pt·riods in their relation ship brought thrm closer together as a rouplt•. Thompson. who Is the quiet one in tht' coupl<'. spoke with the Voice brieOy about tllt'ir n•laltonshtp. She malntamed that sht· t·njO\'t'd raisin~ ht·r son with Jt·atlt'tlt· ('\'t·n though ht.·r son did not know al>out his molhC'r'"'> rdationslup with Dot for u long tune \\'c• <luln't do an11h111g In front of him." 11wmpson said /\s t.e got old t•noui(h, he learned I hat we wen· l(ay and he asked ·why we ~ dn t tell him yt"drs d~o.' I 1'.lld him it Y..-asn't time • Thompson sJ.ys that hrr son is straight and atTt"JlUi thrm cts his par en ts • Separation is a word that never entered their mind durinl( the rela ttonshtp. Jeanette and Dot made a commitment to each othrr and they intended to keep It. To be sure, there were periods of dtst·ontent, however, nothinl( that couldn·1 be amehorated v..ith some personal time for lntrosper­tion. ·we have to get away from eath other at limes. Onr of us will l(O out side. or take a drive. Nol always as a result of angrr. but just when wr get on t'ach other's m·rve,. Wt·'rr both retired. We arr around l'ath other 24 hours a day, so naturallv thc:rr arr times w(" .C!et on t'<lth other~ nc·nTs but separaltnl( nevt'r rnkrs tht• mind" ... aid Vaughn. ·1 ('.,1n11ot romprcht~nd. I cannot tmal(rnt' mv lifr Without Dot bemg a part of ii." l110mp,on ~mphaticall}• Cotlf'Urred \\1th thal st·numer. . I wouldn't trndr m1· life• with Jt·anetle for nothrng." said Thomp:--mt lnlerrsllngly. tlwy bolh ha\r their own st."t of frit·nds .1nd do not de rvery thing togc•tlwr. Dot t·n1oys fishinL!, ii Jeanette does not. Jeanette enjo)'s going to bars (she·s has been a major figurr In the Imperial Court for yea"). Dot doe~ not. Yet. U1ev allow t".ach other the latitude to enj;,1. U1rlr sepa­rate acti\ities and S<"COl c·ontcnt 1n the process. primanly bt"cause they are secure in their commitmf'nt to onr another And, on occasion. lht"y will compromise and do something with the other rel(ardless. Many community activists ar~ue that long-term rt'lationshtps in the ~ay and lesbian rommunily an· rarr because l(avs are not alfordt'tl tht• le[!al llll'C'ha;nsm lor su:-.tatninc .. 1 rela llonshrp mam.i[!c Would gar mar riagc, encourage gav couples to make o commttmrnt! •\\'c mt~ht :-.ec more marnages because l would then be in vo,;i1e s,1ys Vaughn But I think we would sec JUst .._.. .. many divorces as lhC"rc are In the 'trnrght commumtv. I want trusl me all of the ,1dvant •gt-s of m~r rial.!<" the .n:-.ur.:incc nghts. lht' spousal lx-nefils but dS far .is hcn1n~ See VALENTINES/ page 16 More than 70°1o )f V1ramune -treated patients achieved undetectable viral loads with triple­combination therapy -=····~---··•k !M.MM+M# PAGE , s FEBRUARY , 3 VALENTINES/tromp 15 a let:al piece of paper that Dot and I beloni: to each other. we don't need that. It wouldn't make it a bit differ ent than what ti ts.· Thts weekend many l(ay couples will be celebrating their love for one another In honor of St. Valentine. Those who do not have a lover will not So. what advice would Jeanette and Dot give to those young souls searching for Mr. or Ms. RJghl. "I don't think there is adVice you can !(Ive to people If they are unsure Because as soon they know that this is right for them, then they are sure. So, nothlnt: that anybody else is t:oing to say Is goinl( to make a difference anyway· • BROWN/trom page 1 der community. "If we·re going to be complacent. we are goinl( to get our butts kicked." said Gary Van Ooteghem, president of Log Cabin Republicans-Houston. "They are able to mount these responses quickly. and we (previously( have not. If we don't respond quickly this lime, we're going to get screwed. These reli ­gious rtght people are nuts. absolutely nuts.· Clarence Bagby, president of the Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus, was equally alarmed. ·1 think, of course we would like to see a stroni: outpourlnl( of support for the position that the mayor has taken." he said. "The right win!( extremists have already activated their system, and are calling and beralinl( the mayor's staff· H was unknown at presslime what effect, if any. the anti·gay public opin· ton mmpaign had had. Undt·r Ilouston's city charter. which providt·s for what Is known as a strong mayor form of government Brown does not need council approval. or any sort of public referendum, to issue such an order. (Houston voters over whelmtngly rejected a pro gay ordi nance In a 1985 referendum during a special election marked by unusually low voter turnout overall.) mstoric perspective In fact, In 1979 Mayor "Stiver Dollar· Jim McConn signed a similar executive order Such executive orders expire when a mayor leaves office. Kathy Whitmire, who succeeded McConn. did not renew the order. "However; said long time pollttcal activist Ray Hill. "That seemed acade· mic. as In order for anyone to sec Mayor Whitmire. they had to get past Kay Little. and she was a former head of the Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus and was (Whitmire's( chief administrative atcJ.. • Bagby. the current caucus presi· dent, said he wasn't expecting Brown to be intimidated by the pressure. • VIRAMUNE plus two nucleosrdes (ZDV+ddl) signrficontly lncreosed the number of treotrPent naive patients och1ev1ng undetectable viral foods.compared to dual therapy (P=0.017). °to OF PATIENTS ACHIEVING UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOADS \'~•lL •dcl .. Jf ., • 96% o' V RAMUNE triple treropy po"en•s (based on o subsel o! 27 patients) who complied wr h their t'leropy (re. did not interrupt any of theil assigned drugs for 28 or more days during the course of +tie trial) achieved wol levels below the irP'* of detection at 28 weeks. • Converuent one-tablet. twrce-dorly dosing· • V'RAMUNE is wrdely distributed to all tissues: it readily crosses the blood-brain bomer (n=6) and placenta. • VIRAMUNE" is indicated for use rn combination wrth nucleoside analogues for the treatment of HIV-1 infected adults who have experienced clinical and/or immunologic deterioration. • Generally well tolerated - most commonly reported adverse events were rash. fever. nausea. and headache Associated with severe rosh, which in some coses hos been lffe-threatening. Discontinue when severe rash occurs. Odd one200mgtabll " O"llgtlOI d ..,.,_,uo;:1!,_.,,,...,._(J.!Selfhalbeentcia....- I START STRONG ~[f(QJ[M)lLl][ffi@~ «lru~am[P>a[f))®»OQO MecXal ::imotiOn ~·l'Pofiel"ltlilli:. e ':imet':59Mee 1 800 542 6257 • 1-800-274-8651 • '-800 520 '631 Web e l>l'p www'lcoole.ccm lee llne1 IUnroV PrCSCJt>irog """'""""" .,,, ""*"'""' pogo 84 sw '1J/9n d "Tht' mayor has ,,1ood fast in all his communications with ,,_,- Ba~by said. ·certainly there is always the possibility that anything could hap pen. but he has been unyielding in his support on this Issue from our very first conversations on this a year ago when he started his campaign. until the present • Call to action As of Wednesday afternoon, Parker said. ·1 have not heard formal opposl tton from any of my fellow council members." Nonetheless, the grapevine in c-ily hall was abuzz with the plans of anli·gay groups, sht• said. "As we understand it. !ht• mon· con servative elements In our <'ommunitv probably plan to flll rnunrll t·hamber~ Tuesday in public st·ssion al(ainsl this." Parker said. Sh<" was ur~m~ supporters of the measun· also to show up at that mt•t·ttng (2 p.m., Tues. Feb. 17 al City I tall) to demon st rate to counlt•ract llw anti ·12:av effort. · "I would wager a lot that city t·oun· cil chamber will be flllt·d !Tuesday( with people opposln~ this tssu<;." Parker said. 11lat just makes s<·nsr: and that's what wt··n· pn·parln~ for." She urgt•d supporters ol the t·xt·cutive order to call tht• mayor's olfin·. wrltt• letters lo tht• t'<fitor of thl' Chrnn1rle and show up al Tw:sclay's mt·t·tlnJ.t. •Just as wt" sav/ in Uu· rcfen·ndum 13 years ago, the right wing is bring­ing up old trirks. 11s111g mlslntorma t1on-say111g I lllfcrts ull wnrk.-rs In Houston. wht'n nil It Is just lor dly f'mployc<'s • she sui<I "And tlH'y re Sll}1ng we hllve 10 prov<" there Is dis cr1111tnatlon • Consequently, Parker has ask<"d '1nyon<' who h,1s suflt'r.-d cnt gay discrimination n a Lily job or In hiring for onr tr r mt<u t hrr of11ct" More import ntly sh t gc~ sur porters of Brown s exec u in• ..>rur In ,1•te-id Tul'sday u(trrnoon's. ( liy ( OLIH'i• public M'!'iiSlon ThnM' who want •o spr.ak ell l)u· lllt't'lillf.t shl' s~ud. must t...ill the < lv Sr<.·n·t ... "'Y 8 (mt(" .:i• h·.l~t one ho:u lwa~ of 'hill' Tht·y st1ould t +J..11 as soon -s poss1 blr. though. I arke s,1td "It's sort oi a first coml' first scn·t·rl 11ill11c1t.on clOd lb J><bstblt• that It would br t 111 off tf peopll' wait to t·,111." Awkward events Mt..Jnwhilt· the nwdia lrf'nry ovt·r tht· ext·c·utiV(' ordc:r C'aused Parkt·r some awkwardnrss in her r(')ation· ship \Vith Brown. Tht• two frt·qut·ntly appeared together during the n·t<·r;t campaign lhal put both of lht·m In offire. With broadcast nwdla swarming on the story aflt>r It appean·d on lilt' front of the Chronldc, mainstream reporters were confusing lht· employ· m~nl non·disc·rtmtnalion ext·c-utivt· order w1lh a h..rf"tofon· non Issue of the city possibly grantinl( bendlts to same·sex donwsllr partrwrs of city employ~·s. During Wt·dnesday"s news ryrlt-, Parkf'r rcspondt"d to n·portt·rs qut·s lions aboul lht" st·cond lSS\H" m a wnv that alarmt·d tlw 111.•yor's oflin· -111(. follow up qu<·stmn was uhout domes t.r partrwr be11dlls." l'arkn srncl. "I slatl'd lh,1! I tho11i:ht !ht• 111.1yur said that ht· supportrd donu•stk parl11t'r benefits. at lrast In prlnnpl<' Aud that now llu- tlun~ lo do wa~ to try und form const•rtMI~ on how lo th•al with that ISSlH' "Appan·ntlv tht• mayor htT.1n11• un,l!hn·d." she.· 8ald. So rm sort of t11 the dog hnust· • By H1ursday M.1ynr Brown's olllt·c issut·d rcporlt'rc; a < 1rdully \\.'nrdt·cl written slatrnl<'nl *darllvtn1( his position on non dis<·rlminatJon poliry ·=····-----··•k !MeMM+MM J.> AG 1 G lJ f <l: l.I A R V , :'.l , 9 ") u H • and "clanfytng" the fact that he had not taken a position on domestic partner benefits. mu("h broadt"r issur- lhan executive policy not to discriminate." Hill said. MAINE/trom page 1 "When I read that !statement! and put It together with statements he made on th1· campaign trail: said Parker. "That translates to me that the mayor supports domestic part­ners benefits. but he doesn·t want lo stale that publicly.· Speculation on motives As lo what effect the anti gay pub­lic opinion effort might have. actiVist Hill expn·ss1·d bemusement about the apparent goal of "the ling leaders of the effort to somehow gel a referenda regarding this matter. I don't know what they are gomg lo do unless they change the charter. whirh changes the existing stmcture of Houston City Governm<·nt.'" He said he believes Brown and sup· porters of the executive order cur· rently have a strong strategic advan !age. "lfwe can fight this thing out on a structural level as opposed to din gling wHh the Issue. It's a dead cinch win." he said. "ll's not a well-thought out threat. or course. I executive order opponents) are not the most polillcal ly sophisticated people: stale were devastated by Ice storms that knocked out electrical power to large portions of the state. Maine lawmakers enacted a bill last spring adding sexual orientation to the protected classifications in Maine's 25·year-old human lights act. The measure was designed lo bar discrtmlnallon against gays and !es· bians tn employment, housing. public accommodations and credit. Since tlw City Charter grants the mayor the power lo issut• such an order without anv input from the City Council or th<· _c:cneral pubhr the only way to pn·n·nt him from dom~ so Is to amnwnd the City Chart.-r 111 a public rdt·1-.-ndum. "And that's a 11111 said he did not foresee Brown being persuaded by an onslaught of anti-gay public opinion to table the Issue by not signing the order. '"Brown has nothing to fear from city council." Hill said. "You remember what Clinton did when he first got into office with gays in the military. People were screaming and they pissed and moaned: for all intents and purposes. that thing blew up 111 his face. And what happened? I le was re-1•lt>cted four years lat<-r. So. the les son Is; The lime for Mayor Brown to do this is now. ~:v1·ryone has short political mt>morit·s.· But a successful peoplc·s veto drive. as provided for tn the state conslilu· lion. blocked Implementation of the new law. Repeal advocates led by con· servallve Christian groups collected more than 58.000 signatures lo put the issue on state ballots. "It look 20 years for this bill to get through lhe Legislature and I thmk the tune will come when pt·oplt• will reco~nize that this is a fair and just way to proct•ed, but a nl.ljolily of the people who voted today don"t ai:ree " King said Kin1' add1·d. howen-r. that he did not think the matter should be Viramune cnevirapine>CQ:> Simple ma1, .~nu ...... dose: ,..... g: one 200 mg tablet twice daily _ • ~ -·­r W""111G VIWiUf pf' IW'f: IS'ttllCAltO~JSf WtxJl,aio\~wmtMJl.1'0$()(NIAlt'QlSFM • Ttl TREATMENT Of HIV I Nf.CllOAIUTSYMl HA\f £XPERlNC1DQ."tCAI.. 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Ell7.abelh Birch. executive director of the Human Rights Campail(n. said the vole refiecled the need for a fedcr· al law to protect homosexuals r.nd !es bians a~ainst d1srrimtnation. "I know that the people of ~1atne care about th" Issue. I know that the> believe m ba•it· fairness for their ga)· c-ilizt"ns. and we will never, en·r gin· up." she said. ··we \\ill go back to the Legislature, we"ll l(o back to the peo pie: The campait:n leading up to Tuesday·s vote "-as relatively low key. \\1th limited nwdia adverttsmi: and only scallered ddJates between rtpre sc:ntalivc.·s of tlw two sides. January IC<' storms that dismpted ulllitv St·rv1ce tn mosl of the state also !"ltccti''cly mufned pohttcal actMty for wc.•rks. Ju~t ovrr lwo year ... lH!O, Mame vat ers turned down 11 proposal by anti gay rights .!tt vlsts lo freeze existing protertlons in the slate human rights act The proposal lost by:;~ percent to 47 pcrrent AUSTIN/trom page 5 the lime" Bethune said It ulSO accepts female ministers d controv('r sial move tn Baptist <ircles Four yc-urs ago l nivers. y B..1p1st made headlines when It onl 1m·d g.iv deacon. Tl ~ Austin B,1pttst Association responded by rer.-n g the church lrom Its membership AUSTIN AREA UPDATE by Steve Labmsk1 Gav rowers makes their mark in Dallas event Two members of Row Team Austin (lfrAI daimecl \'JClorlesal the Southwt•sl 1-:q:~omder Amnteur Tournarn<"nt lS.\\' f:.A.T) in D;illas Feb. 7. in this dry land ev .. nl rowers showt>tl their strength and endumnce on mdoor erf;!omcl('rs dc.... . ignt"d to sun ulatt· thr power ru:«led to row 011 wat1·r. More than iOO compelllors, tnduding UT Crew members. part1t1 pated, representing age categories from collegiate on up. RTA·s Paul lkmmer captun·d first place 111 the 40 4g age dm•ion for heavy-wl"ii:hts with a time of 6::lO lor the 2000 mett·r power piece RTA Coordinator Steve Onken. wilh a lime of 6:57 not onh• look first plare In the 40·49 al!e div! ston for light weight competitor•. bul nbo beat all lightweil!hl limes In the :io 39 age bracket as well. More impressivt·h'. both men plact·d sixth among all a_c:es In the C\CDI tn their weight dMstons. ·rm excited to see such great representation for our team al this <"Vent. It sets us off to a great start for our training ... cason • said RTA Coach Mall Diefenbach Row Team Austin i!-; a j:!;roup of over torty rowers who "'111 be heading to Amsterdam to represent Austin in Amstt·rdam for the Gay Games ln August Other events: Lesbian Gay / Right Lobby (LGRL) \\ill hold a fund raist·r from 6·8 p.m . Tur< .. Feb. 24 al TI1e Speakeasy. 412 [) Congress Ave. Proc .. eds benefit LGRL and lh<· CALKIN Fund. Tickets .ir<" $15. Call l512) ·174 5475. AIDS Services of Austin "111 hold a fund raiser al the Au,tln :'.luslc Hall on Sat Feb. 15 Call Kirk Rice at ·=····----··•k !MeMM+MW P A GE , 7 ,, FEBR UA RY , 3 , 9 9 a FILM 'live Flesh' twitches with sex, suspense by STEPHEN R UNDERWOOD I can't help but expect the best ol the worst from Pedro Almodovar. The best mcanin~ a twisted, comical. sen· sual 'crt·enplay hardly possible from Hollywood; and the worst mcanin~ the loudest. gaudiest and most oulra l(eous clothinl(. sets and color schemas. T h e Director Pedro Almodovar but not a bu( one· wdl. at least not one bi)l enou~h to completely dish this incredibly entertainml( film. To put it lo a finer point. *Live Flesh· is a film true to Almodovar"s )lenius with the l(a~ factor turned way down; he har­monizes his trademark paradoxes without the lime l(reen halter-tops and bril(ht pink pump,. But no Almodovar film would be an Almodovar lllm without some contrast between the social and economic classes of 20th century Spain. For one thin!(. most women m his films are mlddle·cla-s and sexually frustrated. For another. his middle·class women usually fall for a low-class protal(o­nist- usually a pretty boy who Is sex­ually capable. I like lo call it the *Pretty Woman· syndrome -only m r("\'("fS{", True to form. ·uve Flesh· has a pretty boy prolal(onisl who's low­class. Met·t Victor Plaza (Lcverto Rabal), the son of a hooker who 1s born on a Madrid city bus. The birth makes him famous for a while: the mayor proclaims Victor a First Citizen and he )lets free bus fare for life from the transit authority director. That's a baby step up from beml( a bastard . but. hey. thats a sliver of hope, ril(ht? If It were not It would have to be. for the blrlhtn(! ala ).lagdalene is on the d;iy Franco declared a State of f:xceptlon In Jam.ouy 1970. Thal decree suspended a broad array of SJ-¥>nlsh civil liberties nationwide. Victor i:rows up into a virile, younl( Spaniard who rrosses paths with Elena Wrancesca Neri). a drug hun~ry rich l(irl who has ~ex with him in a nil(hlclub. ll was his first time, and he's fallen In love with her. But there's a sli)lht variation to Almodovar"s norm here: Victor is not qultt· yt•l sexually capable In fact, Elena notes that the dal liance was pretty quick so quick. she didn't remember It. And Elena didn't remember attre<-in[! to a subst"quenl date. either. She tells Victor to buzz off when he reminds her ol the date over the phone. Besides. Elena has b<-tler things to do-she's waiting for her drug dealer. Bul Victor won't lake no for an answer- he buucs Elena's door she mistakes him for the dt"alcr and Victor comes right 1n. Wht·n a light tn the apartment !(tis reported to the police. two bickering cops. SaIH·ho (Jose Sancho) a drunk, and David (Javier Bardcm), a playboy, arrive on lh<· scene and sec Victor and Elena enga~cd In a strul(l(lc through a w1n · dow. Sancho and David burst Into !ht· apartment and in a stntn.ctc.• turn of events. Victor takes Ekna hosta(!e When David talks him Into kiting her go, Sancho lungt·s for Victor wht•n he lowers his gun. A round goes off durinl( tht• strul(gle and Da\1d is hit and paralyzed for lift·. But it's un<kar at first just who fired lhe round . Evl'n so. Victor ~oes lo prison for sc:ven years, Elena marrit'S David for s;l\111~ her life, and Sancho goes back home to beat up his wift· Clara (J\J11(ela Molina). whom he susp<"cls ts cht•attnl( on him. With all the machismo lm·wing In modern day Spain. Almodovar ltkt•s to turn th<> tables on sc.·xual ,1g~n·sslon. \Vhy can't wonu:n, Almodovar mt~ht See FILM/ page 20 Gay film festival seek logo designs J\J1d just om• more thing: Landmark Theatt"rs Is leamlnj( up with !ht' Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Diverse Works, Hin· Mt•dia Ct·ntn and Southwest Alternate Media Project (SAMP) to prest'nl the st•rnnd annual 1998 Houston Gay And Lesbian Film Festival May 22 June J.1 ·n ... ft'Sti val is in need of a logo and the rnmmunl!y is invited 10 subnul nmtest entries. Interested persons should mail their dcsil(ns to Southwest Altt·rrialr Media Project attn· G&Lf'F. 1519 Wrst M.:itn. llouslon, TX 77006 hy Feb 28. A design fee wtll be awarded, ond you can get more information lrom SA).11' ttt (713) 522 8592. Almodovar Festival delivers zanv director's classic films by STEPHEN R. UNDERWOOD If *Live ~1esh* isn't enoul(h Almodovar for you, Landmark Theaters Is resurrectln<! four of Pedro's cl.1sslc films that are sure to please fans old and new alike The Almodovar Film Festivnl w111 run at the Greenway 3. =d Landmark plar.~ some entertatnlnl( asides: ~ct ready for chocolate hearts and licorice whips this weekend a ·nervous breakdown· contest Feb. 21. a zany Kika fashion show Feb. 28, and a hll!h heel wntest :\larch 7 You can get two for one entry for any midnight Almodovar film with your Live Flesh" ticket stub. And tntt"rt-sted persons can contact the Greenway :J at (713)626-0402 fqr more Information Here's a brieflook at the Greenway·s i:reat lineup; '1ie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" Ah. Antonio! This film perhaps more tl:.m anv other launched the career of Antonio B.:inderas In the l ' nl•ed States Banderas Is Rlcky a psycho released from a psychta·-- ... cs<·aped several lime~ iu1d mana~cd to slet'p once with ~arina (Victoria Abril) n porn star l(ocldess. Htcky dreams of a pic-ket knee life With the sex queen. but she c-an't rememlJer who he ts. Delrrmlnoo to have her one way or another. Rlcky kidnaps :\farina and holds her hostage in a I0\1ng and affectionate manner. Maximo. ).larlna's director. and her sister Lola (LolC'l Leon) get s11sptc1ous and a "'ild l(oose chase leaves ).larina wonderinl( If she really wants to be untied at all. Sat , F<b. 11 uncl 21 OMEN ON 111DIRfi£0~ A NERVOUS BREAIDOWN ·women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" lvnn [Fernando Guillen) abruptly breaks up with his actress gtrlirlend Pepa (Carmen Maura) and the shock· Ing news wrerks hcr. But Pepa has ore up on h "TI: she's pregnant. While she waits for Ivar. to p1«k up his l>ags, Pepa gets cluse to neurosis when her apartment fills up with fr<"aks. C'andda (Maria Barranco) Is a girl frirnd (unsuspectingly) of a Shiite ter rorlst and Lucia (Julieta Seranno) Is h'all"s mistress of twenty years and mother of their son. Carlos (Antonio Bander~ J. The police come looking for Candela. Lucia threatens to kill Pep.1. and Carlos wants to rent the apart ·=····-----··•k !M•MM+M# PA G E 1 a menl. All the whilt·. Ivan jets into the sunset with his rww mistress (K1ti ManvN) a lawyt•r whom l'epa had consultt."<i about Can<l<"la's probkm Sat .. FdJ. 21 anti 2H. "Kika" Ktka (Veronica Forqud lives a lust less life wllh n photogr.1plwr named Ramon (Alex Casanovus) who ts haunted by his mother's suicide. I kr best friend Amparo (Anabel Alonso) Is a back stabber and she has a mortal t·nemy In Andr"" Scarface [Vtctorta Abril), the host of a •tabloid re.11ilv show.• Haman's mother il'ft half of th~ house to Ntc-holas Pierce (Peter Coyle). a drifter who shows up to claim half ol the inheritance. Later :\1t holas lnitl ates n sexual relationship with Klk.i, but Juana (Rossy d<" Palma). Klk.-1's maid also has the hots for her. The comphrations esC'alatl" whrn .Juana':-. brother Pablo (Sanllago Lajustlc-la) visits frt"sh out of prison and lat<-r decidt.·s to steal Ramon·~ c:anwras. But Kika rise-.; above all the.· trouhlt• while other~ fall to tht· wayside·. Sat., Feb. 2H ancl March 7 "High Heels" ).lanud finds htmsl'lf in tht· middle of a ~tran~t" love tnan~le: ht· ts married to R<·ber<·a (Vic-torla Abril) whom ht• later finds out ii ts !ht· da11ghtt•r ol one of his past mlstr.,sscs, a has been pop star nam.-d lkckv lkl Paramo (Marisa Pare<ks). Berky ntl<"rnpts to rewnnc:ct with lkbec:ca allt·r rwgk«llng hC"r In order to advanre tu·r t·nt<·rtalnment <"areer. But like hrr motltt•r's caret'r. Hc:bt.·<Ta's maniagr ts u la11un ... ·ond her mother t'V<'ntually j!lvt•s in to tu·r passions for Manu<·I: But Manu(') Is lound murdt·rt·d uncl lhn·t• dlllt·rc·nl women an· su~pec:t \Vhen ~lit· 1s St'llt to covt·r Hw murdt•r for llw trlevtsion station stw works tor, lfrht·<·< a <·or1 ksscs to Ou• <Time and IS St'lll to pr1so1L ·nic munlt-r nw6.ms dllft·n·nt lhinl(s lor Bcc·ky .111d Rdx·c-.-.1 us l'nch mourns !\'larnlt'J's loss. hut th<" traj:!cdy rl'urdtes th~m In tht· l'nd Sm. Murch 7 FLUR UA RV 1 3 , ~) !) 0 ENTERTAINMENT Rauschenberg exhibit takes over Houston museums Internationally acclaimed artist returns homefor massive retrospective show by STEPHEN R UNDERWOOD Jn liw Jarg<·sJ showlnl( of a slnl(Je artist Ill lh<· history of Houston. nie Menil Colkrllon, the Museum of Fine Aris. Houston, and the Contemporary Aris Mus<·um opt·n today wilh almost 300 works whirh !'Ompnse the unpre('(·dt·nled l'Xh1bilion "Robert R1usc·ht'nlx-rg: A Relrospecli\'e, • A Texas nativ<· l>orn in Port Arthur In I 925. Hausdwnberg has achi<•ved tnl<-rnallonal ramt• and recoi:tnition for his works his Joni( list of awards mdudlng a Grammy and the Jrrusah'm Prize for Arts. and Lellers. I-:.ldl lllUSl"lllll will prt·M·nl works rt•fll'rllng chllen·nt ~.-ra'.'t of url1stlt' ck\'t·lop nu·nt ol J~,tuscht"nberg. who ha'.'t only ever o b I 1 q u <' I y ,lcknuwlt·dgc:d his holllOS('.. X. llality Tlw Mt'llil Collt·t·lion ft-alun·s works Jrom thl' HMOs through the 1980s, tht• mo~t notablt- ol whKh art" two lamous Hause lll'nhng plt·<·l's, "lkd" ( Jfl55) and "Odalisk" ( IB55/58) ·nw Conll'rnporary Aris Must•um hosts J~au~rht•nbt•rg's t·xpt•riments with inln.1rli\'l' l<·rhnology. "Oraclt•" (1962 65). Jor lnslan!'<' allows spt'clalors lo manipulatf' radio signals on a fivl' p.1r1 asSt·mbla~t· Tlw Jargt•sl s1ngk panoply. "11w J /4 Milt· or 2 ~·urlong Pi<'Ce • will bt· housed 111 'Jlw Must·um ol Fine Arts. J louston. Sin<T lls inauguration in I 98 I. l~au~rhenberg ha~ completed 1111 bul :120 f<'el of liw one quarter mile loni! pwc·<-. Comprist.·d of more lhan I 90 pain1111i:s and srulptun·s. "11w I /•I Milt· or 2 Furlon~ Piett•" snakes lhrnu~h lhl' Uppt·r Brown Pav1hon hcii1nnlnii wllh a JMllt'I from 1981 and t'ndiu~ wllh liw J.1t1•i;1 .tddillon in Jfl!lH. H,1usrht•11btTg t·xpt•rinwnkd with AIJ5-lnu·1 EAprcs~ionhm tn tht• 1B50::, whtlr 111 Nt·w York, but tht• ntt"thncl in Its pun·st st·n~e hmltc•d his cksin· to cxpn•ss m<·m1111A. J{atllt'r, lw crcatt.•d art whkh svn1hes1zt·d the iienre wllh \ .. 1rio11s .,~p~t ts of pop culture 1n small and lari:r c ol1.1ges and ussemblag<'s. ln :ulchllon, Hausd1cnbcrii crvpllmlly exposed a gay dlsposllion by creative ly lransc·endlnJ: homophobia and McCarthyism through his art Jonathan Katz. author of "Tiie Ari of Code: Jasper Johns and Robert Hauscht'nbt•rl(. • researched Rauschenbl'rg·s history and conclud· t'd lhal lbusrhrnbt•rl( ln\'olved him· sell in a homos<·xual relationship v.ilh Jaspl'r Johns 111 the 1950s. After flirt­ing wilh se\'nal arl schools in the United Stales and France. Rtus('henberg m<·l Johns al Black Mountain Collei:e in Norlli Carolina and their affection e\'Ol\'cd Into what c·ould bl'sl bt• described as an early form of domesllc partnership. Th(:" paramours mov<"d into an aparlmc·nl tog<·ther on Front Street in Nt•w York and Katz notes that "after mc.~dtng Johns. Rauschenberg turnrd away from palnl111g as an Abstract Expressionist drama of selfliood and startt·d brt11g1ng culture- history. pol · 111c·s. Judy Garland and Abraham Lirl<'oln-baek into art. In turn. Johns. after nll'elinl( Rauschenbcrl(. Jlnally becamr a painll"r • For gay nwn of lht• Cold War t·ra. Garlandinn adoration bct·amt" an impltcit dt·v1ce lor idt:ntifYin(! ont"'s St"Xl1'tl oric.·ntat1011-Y.1thout explicitly <·onfirmini,! the 1drntific-alion R;1t1Sdll'nbl'r~. no doubt, was fully rons<"ious that Carland was tht• cpi l'l'nln of I 950s gay urbanlly Slw was L\lso a loral point 111 st"\Tral ol his <·ombtnt"!';. One c.·xample is "Bantam· (1!15·1) .• 1 work wh1('h, Katz wrotl'. "indudt•s a lt•am portrait of the New York Yanket·s spattered with Abslrarl ~:xpressionlsl paint which is tlwn juxlaposl'd wllh dl'iicale fabric swatdlt's, a ninc:tN·nth-n·ntury nudt· odalisqul' slarin~ al lll'rsl'if in a mir ror, and (anoliwrl autoi:rapht-d photo of Judy Garland." Katz posits that Garland was un cnia;matlc mrrhanism !hat publtdy said cverythini: Haus!'ht·nberg could not. 'J11ro11ghout his life. Rausrhl'nbcrl( st·t·ms to havr made onlv ttw most slralt•gll'ally dlgntfkd p;1blit- com­ments n·garding his ~ .. xualily On the orw hand, hi' rxpcrit·nce with Johns is no st·('ret within Uw urlistk cott"rtc 011 liw olhn. Rausdwnbcrl( allirmed his rt'latlonshlp with Johns 111 an inll'rvit·w with Katz in which Rau~<'hl·nbcr~ Is quoted as s~tytng "'it was sort ol ru-w to the art \1,,·orld that tlw two most v.:c.-11 known up and <·omtnJ! studs wc:n• '"'ffeC'Uonatcly involn·d • Nof1t'e l{;111st lw 1berg did not say ~wxucdh1 111volvl"Ct. On the other hand Hausd1t'11herg's youthhl amblgu• v is Sec ARTISTpage 24 MOMeMIM... ... MeMk !MeMMiM4 P A G E: , 9 The Epicenter of Graphic Art - - VILVEN DI SIC~ GROUP 713.526.3212 "Dot by do building up the image ... " Your Co111111u11ity Image lnl~er! 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Fortunately, the relationship engendered the creative genius of both Johns and Rauscht·nber~-not their politlca1 or JXrSonal persecution. Rausrhenl.Jerg ended his personal involvement wllh Johns in I !l6 l The reserved and meticulous Johns found no medium to intel(ratc a rclallonshtp Los Angeles. 1981 with a brassy and extrovPrt{'d Rausrhenl.J<"rg. ~ort"ovcr, tht• split abrnptly terminated the expression of homost·xual imal(<'S l.Jy <'ilher artist. But Raus('ht·nlJerg und Johns mamged to achieve their respective measures of international grc:atne~ without dcfin 1ng th<"ir realities lhroul(h t·ach oth<"r b ll po"ilJI<' that the l.Jt>st of RolJrrl Rau'<·hcnl.Jt-r~ is yt'l to ronl<'? Arguably, this set·ms to l.Je tht• c·ast·. Rausc·henucr~ t•rllpsed Abstract Expn·ssionlsm and lnvile'd an unC'"c.lS)' world to inh·rad with his 1-t<:nrc-. a ~enrc wh1dt rr~att·d m<·anin~.
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