He is so nice.
Maybe he is going
I wonder what Steve got
me for Valentine's Day?
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LEASING • OPEN SUNDAYS
Houston HlV Forum
scheduled for Fed. 18
A Houston HIV Forum will be held
on Feb. 18 to give everyone who is
infected with HIV or affected by the
pandemic an opportunity lo speak
with representatives of the Ryan
White Planning Council, the HIV Care
Consortia and other AIDS service
funding groups in the greater Houston
area. The Forum is being held to help
assure that the best possible services
are provided to those who are HIV-
positive or who have developed AIDS.
The Forum is designed to promote
constructive dialogue, unify diverse
efforts and to strive to see that culturally sensitive services are available to
general and specific populations.
The Forum will beheld at 2 p.m. at
AVES, Inc., 4126 Southwest Freeway.
Suite 1310. Call (281) 646-1242 for
Log Cabin Republicans
elect Van Ooteghem
Log Cabin Republicans—Houston
elected Gary Van Ooteghem as its new
At its most receni meeting, the group
also elected Marion E. Coleman as vice
president, Ed Inderwish as treasurer,
and Gibson Bush as seere*Bry.
Van Ooteghem, who was the group's
president from 1995 to 1997. is a
longtime Houston activist. He currently has a seal on the Ryan White
Planning Council, which distributes
more than S12 million in federal
money to AIDS service organizations.
He also is a board member at Houston
Area Teen Coalition of Homosexuals
(HATCH), where he chairs the newly
formed scholarship committee.
Coleman has been a founder member or board member of virtually every
gay group in Houston during three
decades of activism. She currently sits
on the boards of Body Positive,
Greater Houston Gay and Lesbian
Chamber of Commerce, Songfest and
The Diana Foundation.
Milam House receives
grant from Hollyfield
Milam House, a project of AIDS
Housing Houston. Inc.. recently
received a S2.000 grant from The
Hollyfield Foundalion to partially fund
a unique new nutrition program.
The Lewis 'Eating Well' Nutrition
Education Program will provide
hands-on nutrition education for HIV-
positive people and their caregivers.
Conceived and spearheaded by the
late Robert Lewis, a pharmacist and
Milam House board member, il grew
oul of a survey Lewis made of
Houston-area AIDS service providers
that established the need for such a
Milam House is a non-profit agency
providing housing and access to ser
-/tees lor HIV positive homeless people.
open house Feb. 19
The Bering Community Service
Foundation will hold its annual Open
House and Donor Appreciation
Reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 19 at 1440 Harold. At that lime.
the Foundation will debut a new booklet, "Conversations with Edward
Albee." The award-winning, Houston-
based playwright donated his time to
interviewing founders, volunteers and
staff and his work makes up the text
of the booklet.
Also at that reception. the
Foundation will present its annual
Don Sinclair Leadership Award, which
recognizes visionary leadership skills,
Lesbian author Judy
Nelson to speak Feb. 20
Judy Nelson, former Texas beauty
queen, author and Martina ex will be
LiB's special guest speaker al ils Feb.
In "Love Match: Nelson v.
Navratilova," Nelson wrote frankly of
her long romance witli tennis legend
Martina Navratilova, and a subsequent patrimony suit lhat garnered
international media attention. More
recently, she released her autobingra
phy. "Choices." Nelson is also a
columnisl for Lesbian News.
Informal networking precedes the
meeting at 6:30 p.m.. Fri.. Feb. 20 in
ellowshlp Mall of Bering
Memorial 1 !niled Methodlsl Chunh.
1440 Harold. Admission is S4 for
members. $8 lor non members (or free
with payment of $20 annual member
Auditions for cast members for the
upcoming season of thc Edward Albee
New Play Workshop will be held from
7-10 p.m. Thursday. Feb. 17 al Stages
■Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen
Albee. a three tiii"' Pulitzer Prize
winner and recipient ol a Kennedy
Cenier Honor and a Presidential
Medal, will direct a company of gradu
ale students in six original works,
selected by him. Actors should prepare two one minute contemporary
monologues of contrasting style. Call
(713) 726-8633 for more information
QuAC: The Queer Artists
Collective will hold a post -
Valentine's Day spoken word event,
entitled "Swoon," on Feb. 16. ,01!
writers and poets are encourage to
participate in the open mike celt-bra
don of the complexities of modern
queer relationships, exploring love
sex, romance, heartbreak and
sion. 8 p.m., Mon.. Feb lb at
Toopee's Coffee Co.. 1830 West
Alabama. For more information, visit
AssistHers will present another in
its series of lesbian health issues
programs on Feb. 14 entitled "Ifyou
planed for the Comets: The
Dynamics <>i Being a Team Player
Part H.) Call (713) 521 4628 lor more
A new church orchestra is torn.
ing at The Metropolitan
Community Church of the
Resurrection. Under the director ol
Andy Mills, former director of the
Montrose Symphony Baud, the
band's tlrst meeting will be held al
7:30 p.m. Tues.. Feb. 17 at th«
tuary, 1919 Decatur St.
Midtowne Spa will hold a dance lo
beneftl Montrose Clinic at io p.m.