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Transcript z @ :l 0.,. DECEMBER 20, 1996 Clinton Unveils AIDS Strategy lh <,()\' \ IHl"" A;socralt d l'r~rs 11 rtft r \\A.,1111\(1[0\ (API •• President l ! nton has set six "simple. but vital" goals that call for ,1 cure, a \accine and a guarantee of 4ualit) cure for those stricken \\Ith AIDS But it leaves m place a ban on kderalt) funded needle exchange programs. I ~c plan, released I uesday .Joes QOt aucmpl 10 O\cnum ( ongrcss ban on use of frdcral funds for programs that distribute clean needles to drug users, de,p1tc ( lin10n·s J 991 pror sc to al low needle distribuuon Clinton's O\\n AIDS wt111<1I appro\ed a resolution Monda) Sa) ing more •nust be done to stem the rapid spread of the 1--------------~ disease niling intra\cnous drug users. Gay Rodeo coming to Houston See page 9 fiJr story 'Nc'Cdle exchange seems to be pan of that equation." said Dr R Scott Hitt, chairman of the Pres1dcnt1al Ad\isory Council on fllVIAIDS Wayne 1 urner, a Washington spokesman for the AIDS activist group Ac·r UP, said Con~ress' ban has thwarted the potential ;uccess of needle e"hange programs. Many of the nauon's larger AIDS clinics •• where an abundance of intravenous drug users are likely to turn up_ can't p~nicipate because that could Jeopar­d11e their funding, he said " fhe president can talk about how he wants prevention, but he could end the ban on needle e\change "ith the stroke of a pen," I urner said "lnaJ's the kind of thing that\ real!) missing from this strateg) " tlontmued on page 8) The Community Newspaper ISSUE 843 Elders Speaks Out crusader and favorite conservative bete noir Like her or not, Dr Jo)cclyn rl­Mention her name and man) people ha\c dcrs ts a force to be reckoned "ith, one an instant impresS1on of~------------ "ho doesn' hesitate to her She has been hailed " ... the Christian speak frankl) on tSsues By Curt Morrison and Re\. Carolyn Mobley and , iii tied in a to\\ n she deems important to that loves to politicall) Right have the "clfare ofour soc1- assassinate people as a ety Her relentless can-contrl'b uted to t!?e dor brought rublic at- ' sport. Fe" figures on tcnuon to her issues. the contemporary d / if American political land· eaf 1 0 OUr mfunatcd her oppo· scape have been as 'isi- / " nents, and C\ entuall) ble and memorable. as young peop e. led to one of the most admired and hated, as ne"s"orthy firings m Dr. Joycelyn Elders. recent memOJ) During a recent no holds barred mter· '1ew with the Houston Voice, Dr Elders spoke candidl) about her tumultuous, yet brief, tenure as Surgeon General of Through 11 all, she has endured as a leading figure in the medical communtt) and. despite the controvers) that sur· rounds her, has managed to remain above the fro) She is a firebrand liberal (Con11nwd01t~ ') Elizabeth Taylor Supports Syringe Exchange \le\\ 't ork '\i'r' In .m i...nsl.hed~.cu "tSll n edit t ,., dn1g use. n "' II sJv Ines Elizabeth fa)IOr dropped m •(), t staf' lthatare "'KW/mg/a " and clients of the lu\\er l'ast Side Harm Through her O\\n l .zabc• fa)lor AID'\ Rcducuon C.cntc• on lnursdJ) Decem· foundation (E fAF), M fa\lor ... the ber 5 m Manhattan fogdhcr "1:!> ha tr· largest smgle contributor to th; Amer•can drcs,cr Jose I bcr and Joe Spct1man, the Foundatiol' for AIDS Research s "ork on hccutive Vice President for I· la.abeth needle exchange, which supponed the Arden, the actress amved toting gift bags of hair cnre. perfume and beaut) products for clients attending a spe­cial holida) l>a) of Pam­pering." Eliz.abeth Taylor has been a long ume advocate for the distribution of clean synng.es to all intravenous drug users. and had raised the issue most recently "hen she addressed a meeting at the United Na· tions on Monda), Dccem· ber 2 In a poy,erful speech in the hall of the General Assembly, she said: "Pre>"ention common sense, are no" pro>"cn />1 srud1c.1. bur 1t •cem.< there is neuher the po/111ca/ >ufl nor the mone; to act upon them IJ'c lmoK, uneqmvocuf/y, that the pro\·1swn of clean Call now for heating system check-up. HOLIDAY SPECIAL $59 ! Months Unlimited T.an ,,n,i.n, g , .... •••ii 12/ Jt/ 9' wit• 14. NNING • HEIGHTS CENTER 918-A N. Durham 880-3829 f\\{)Nll({)Sfc EfficiENcy & 1&2 bEdROOMS $J7j & Up • BEAuriful Pool/CouRTYARd • Biq WiNdows • FREE BAsic CAblE • LiMiTEd ACCESS GATES • CovrnEd PARkiNG CAll KAREN 528-5218 1/2 MONT~ FREE COMPUTER EXCHANGE Breakfast Specials Served Sat - Sun 1oam-1pm and Fri - Sat llpm-4am The Campus partments $39S bdrm. apts. surrounding a serene courtyard, limited access gates. Call Karen for move-in specials. 4207 Mt. Vernon S28-S218 The Houston Voice's office will be closed December 23 through 27. We will reopen December 30. In This Issue Gay Today Page I I Family Values Page 19 And There You Have It Pager Voice Mail Page3 Best Sellers Pa~e 3 Regional News Page4 National News Page5 & 8 Religion f''lKt 6 Community I'll,('(' 9 Global Nc,,s l'agt IJ Arts & Entertainment Pa7 JO 12 16, /') 20 Senices Directory Pa,v£ I./ & 15 Horoscope l'a~1 'II Where, What, & When Page 2./ Community Calendar Page 25 Looking Back Pagl!26 Community Guide Page 27 Classifieds Page 28 Lingle On Hiatus Hou,ton Voice columni•,1 l arry l tngle ha; been under the "eather in recent \leeks. His column. Plain Spc.iJ..ing, \\hich has not been in the last NO issues will hopefully resume next " eek. Inc Houston Voice and us staff"1sh Mr. l mglc a speedy recovery 2 HOUSTON VOICE I DECEMBER 20, 1996 !VOICE ISSUE 843 December 20, 1996 Eslal>lished197'as..,--...si.. reestat6shed 1980 • lhe HousDI Mootrose Voce. chaiged ncrne kl Ill New Vda n 1991 ""'l'l'*ll""""" °""'"" 0-tCily si.. --~1.1993•0... HouolOnVace 811 Westhe1mer, Suite 105 Houston. Texas 77006 (713) 529-8490 (800) 729-8490 FAX: (713) 529-9531 E-mail: HouV01ce@AOL.com Contents copynght 1996 Office Hours 9am - 5 30pm weekdays PUBLISHER Crad Ouren EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Jon Anthonylentena1nmen1 editor Lee Dav•s/spo111 edito< Carolyn Robelts/sodety edlto< WRITERS Rich Arensch1eldt, David Bianco, Andrew Edmonson. Larry L.ngle, Curt Momson, Jazz Paz. David Richardson. Carolyn Roberts. Patricia Nell Warren, Glen Webber CARTOONIST Ea~ Storm PHOTOGRAPHERS: Steven Dav<l Dav<l Goelz PRODUCTION Matthew Penn1ngton/managertart director ADVERTISING SALES DEPARTMENT Jon Anthony Lee Davis, Carolyn Roberts INDEPENDENT ADVERTISING SALES REPRE.SENTA.TIVEB Ben1am1n Andre-Diaz. J C M•chalek, Stephen Schmidt. 6111 Sheppard CLASSIFIEDS & PERSONALS John Toops NAT ONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE R1vendell Mar1<.et1ng po Box 518 Westf11ed. NJ (908) 232-2021 Notice to advert~ors _ .... --·=-~•996 • Partal cw complete teprtlO..CtJOn d any~ news Wtdt cw fnttzt CC>pl/ or~ from the Houston V0tee • apeetalty ~eel by~ atati.le • ()pnons ••;rased bf COUnrdll OI caf1QOniltl ar• nol :'lGC41.....-ily ~QA ttie HCJtA!Otl '\/~ OI H IWI' met *9 llsune rc1llabddy1ot 1t1e conione IPPf•uod or mpted ct aa.a .-1'Cln or Ml..,..... of persont Wing or CIMd, '9al or ..,_ ... ""'°""" ·~ tnef'Wlllle0t~Ofanyperaonor ..,~ ., #11de* 01 edveft11ng ., l'e Houa1on VOiee anoltobe~H#"flndicellOnolhtM•ual .,,,.,.ution o1 Mn:! penon "' org8n!Ubon • ft /I.~ OI advertcsemtne1 or Ol>nOnl e.-pnted ,..., not constitute.,, end0raem9n1 or gu.t9i1" bV l1l9 rtoullon Voia OI Q ltafl' VOICE MAIL rl-oiree Stodiw; S~ NLA Thanks Dick-Cherry Products. '-Ell, Tll0\1PSO'-, :-LA: HOuSTO'i, CllAIR On ht halt of 1hc Board of Directors. mem· her' and associates of The National Leather As~ociat1on: Houston , I would like to ~incerely recognize and thank D1ck·Cherry Products for the "Jingle Balls" >how benefiting the NLA· H 's 6th Annual Christmas Toy Drive. " Jingle Balls" was held at 1he Venture· Non Friday the I 3th Not at all an unlucky day for the children of The PWA Coah· t1on and The Loving Arms Foundation. benefactors of this year s toy drive act1v1t1es. Jingle Ball>." emceed by Mara· schmo Cherry, a.k a John Fi1zgerald and Mark D1ckmeyer. brought in hun­dreds of toys, games. coloring books, crayon" etc. plus $200 m cash 10 add to the NI.A: Houston toy boxes and com-jars ~cattcrcd throughout Houston . Many thanks to all 1he great performers and 10 Jim Robert' of the Venture-N for contrihuting to making thts Christ mas a JOyous season for those children ICS\ forrunate than most. (\'ote. Colllrthutwns to this Toy drivt "'Ill be acapted until Dec 22. For further 1nformat1on or spe(tal pick·up arrangtmtnt_,, rontart Mr. Thompson at 713·861 2~98 Ed.) A Letter Of Appreciation To Outrage LYN"I PA'i'ill L, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PWA COALITION OF 1101.iSTON 1 On behalf of the clients, Board of Direc­tors, and Staff of the People Wnh AIDS Coal111on, Houston, Inc ., I would hke to express our sincere thanks to the Board of D1recton .• Hosts. and everyone who auended Outrage '96. Through your generoSll), PWAC received a much needed dona11on of S7,000, which will go a Jong wa> to assist our 1549 clients m Houston and the sur· rounding counties We arc extremely honored lo have been chosen a benefi· ciary by Ouirage. Inc. We would like to" ish a wonderful holi­day season to everyone associated wuh Outrage '96 and to all our friends tn the communll~ who have supported us th" year. and for the ten years that PWAC ha> >crvcd People W11h AIDS Thank You . Again' a ~a SoVtee bergine l SoiREE AubERGiNE 1997 RAFFLE DRAWiNG A WEEkENd {T~uRsdAy MoNdAy) IN PARis foR Two iNcludiNG ROUNd rnip Ai Rf ARE, THREE r.iGHTs HOTEi ACCOMMOdATiONS, GROUNd TRANSpORTATiON ANd TRANsfrns, ciTy ANd VAT TAXES, PARis EXCURsio"'ls ANd MORE CouRTESY of Ain FRAJ'.CE ANd CIAssicAI YACATioNs. RAfflE TickETs ARE Now AvAilAblE AT Grnrny, LEATHER By BooTs, LEATHER FonEvER, BoudnEAux's, HousTON YoicE, OR THROUGH ANy SoiREE AubERGiNE HosT CoMMinEE MEMbER You can't get HIV from a telephone, Tickns: $2.00/udt * DRAWiNG: MARclt 9, 1997 ~ NEEd NoT BE PRESENT TO WiN CN..l..YOUR.._ ... , ... (Gt!:JJ ----·< (713) 526-6300 but you can get prevention. All pRocEEds bENdiT BERiNG CARE CENTER ANd BERiNG DENTAL CliNic CoRpORATE SpoNsoRs: ,.,., ............. , ~IJIJS C"-...,.,•.·.1.1.,1,_1,._._..,..,.._U. l.l ............ A lec:lkl9 N<l •·-~--tir•• ....., .. ........ ("- ......... _ ......... -Un ...... CPltu. .. 1• ~-.tdl-wfctJ~ s..,... •• ,, ... •IT--... -- I cxas' best-selling lesbian and gay books in November I 996 based on computerized sale> reports from Crossroads Market in Dallas and ftouston. Last month's rank is in parenthesis: and asterisk indicates the book reappears on the list after an absence of o ne or more months. The publisher's suggested price is listed; actual retail prices at Crossroads Market stores are generall) lower To~...,MIV1AIDSMolnil _ _...._.,...___.. ., .. ~,_, __ ~_.....,.,.....,...c .. yow ~.._..9IOll..,,..""c- (713) 526-8300 fd..c••- ..... --.. ,_. - ,.. C..-uv.I +--- WQRl(f'l.ACf..,,.AIDSPAOGAAM BiSTRo CuisiNE, HousE of ColEMAN1 HousToN YoiCE, MONTROSE SofTbAll LEAquE, TltE MAp, TWT COMMUNITY Crossroads Best Sellers Fiction by or for Women Fiction by or/or Men General Interest I. Tmre and Tune Agam. b> Catherine I (I) The Second Time Around. by James I Conversa11ons W11h God, b) l'eale Don- Ennis (Naiad, SI0.95) Earl Hardy (Alyson, SI0.95) a id Walsch (Putnam, $19.95) 2. Dancmg m the Dark, edited by Barbara 2. ( • ) The Pre.ud~nt'.< Son, b> 1'.randal Grier & Christine Cassidy (Naiad, $14.95) Kraus (Alyson. $5.95) 3. Takes One to Jo.:nov. One, by Kate Allen 3. Kept Boy, b) Robert Rodi (Dunon, (New Victoria, SI0.95) S23 95) 4 . (I) Inner Circle, by Claire McNab 4. (2) My First Time, edited by Jack Hart (Naiad, $10.95) (Alyson. S9.95) 2. (I) Don't Block the Blemngs. b) Pani LaBelle (R1,erhead, $24 95) 3 (2) love. Lucy. b> Lucille Ball (Putnam, $24.95) Non-Fiction 5. 0111J1de In, by Nanis1 Barren D'Amuk 5. Shock to the System, b> Richard Steven· I (2) 'iu lou Want To Be a Lesbtan7 by (Ne\\ Victoria. $10.95) son (St. Martins, S9 95) l.tz rraccy & Sydney Pokorny (St. Mar· tin's, $ 12.95) 2. (I) /.m·e Between Men, by Rik Jsenscc (Alyson. $12.95) 1. (4) What the Bible Reul/1• San About lfumosexua/11)'. b) Daniel llelminiak (Alamo Square. $9 95) 4 Wonda Breud & F.c11asy, by Charles I JshenH>od (Alyi.on, SI I 95) 5 (5) lh,• I '110/ficwl Ga.1 \lunual, b) , Kc' in D1lallo & Jack 1'.rumholt1 ((}oublcd3}. S 12 ~0) b (3) /' 111d111g fr11e /.o\'e 111 a \fan-Ellt­~ flln 11 orld, by Craig '-:elson (Delta. Sil <J'J 7 Th<' lfomu lfantlhuok, by Jud) Carter (J·ucs1dc, SI 2.00) 8 (6) !he llistori· of I.es/own /lair b) \1ar) !lugger (Doubleday, $JO 95) <) (9) Hobert /111/e• of l.e1·bw11 / 1w1g, h) Shtll) Roberts (Spinsters, S'.95) 1 JO t•) \f1,/111glrt m the Garden of <Jov.I cmd f\1/ b~ John Berendt( Random Jluusc, S2~ 00) Christmas Eve Cand/elghf Sert'ice Tuesday, December 24, 1996 at 10:45 PM IJCiCifS ~ c_,..,,,~ l"J:.."" of u;, ~ • ....,.,., ''119 ~" 9 ~°"• 'J-: Tr007 <} S61 9149 . REGIONAL NEWSNOTES I Local Entrepreneur's Holiday Mixer I "iuzannc Andersen. rn as~oc1auon wuh the Greater Houslon Gay & lesbian Cham· ber of' Commerce. held a fun f 'led spe cial Holiday Mixer last week on sne at Suzanne Anderson Proper11es, located at 239 Wes1he1mer Hundreds of com­munity members auended the holiday reception and enjoyed the mus 1cal brilliance of the rncomparablc Sharon Montgomery Suzanne Anderson Properties, 239 Wesrhe1mer accompanied by Housion legend, 1he mul1Halen1ed Jerry A1wood on the key­boards Atwood demonstrated his vocal prowesoi; on several ditty's throughout the evening Montgomery, as usual, enamored the guests with her crowd pleasing repertoire. Recenlly, Anderson closed on lhe sale of 1he building al which her business resides .. l am ecstatic," exclaimed Anderson .. It has been a goal of mine to 1 purchase 1he building for some lime. I JUSI d1dn'1 1hink II would happen 1his fast .. Anderson moved into the building in Jan 1994 "This 1s a tes11mony of the success community support can achieve • During the la1e I 980's, Ander­son decided to tocus her business on thi! lesbsan and gay community. She has 001 looked bad: srnce. -1 fell 11 wa"' important for us IG have a safe place IO d&uss some of 1he most pl!'l"SOnal aspecrs or our lives. our fmanccs our dreams and lhe color ot our kitchens ," said Anderson . Realizing thal II was unpopular 10 be out in the 80s did no1 stop Anderson from laying down the groundwork for her business ven­ture. She believed 1ha1 1f even she pul off 90% of lhc people, she could s1lll depend on 1he 10% who were supporuve and be all 1he more happier for 11 . Anderson stresses chat the direction of our commu­nity ha; been lo support and empower one ano1her Anderson says sales at Suzanne I Anderson Properties increased 50% I compared to lase year and arc three times larger than they wore when V1c1ory Mag azinc named us one of the fastest growing gay and lesbian owned bu!<tine~scs in the l,;n11ed States. Anderson also s1a1es that ~he could not have achieved the success wuhout the continued support of the community and thanks them for their sup· port Meanwhile. Anderson looks for ward 10 anorhe'I" s1ellar year in 1he real esta1e husiness Houston, we're not here to educate you about the gay maitet-we're here to deliver it \i\ Houston 9 TARE MAlllEt QUARTER MILLION+ ClllCIUTllt 100,000+ lll11BJ11IN UICATIM: OVER 570 Deposition Dismissed The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals upheld a motton to suppress a depos1- t1on as evidence an a case involving insurance thcfl The ruling means 1ha1 prosecutors cannot use the depos1· tion by Clorus Roberts as evidence against her Roberts was accused of stealing insur­ance money from an AIDS pa11cnt, Law­rence While. and claimed in her depos1- 11on 1ha1 ~he had u~ed 1he money 10 buy clothes. fix her car and reclaim her pawned Jewelry According 10 1he deposi­tion. Roberis believed tha1 since 'he had power of a11orney for White, she had h1> permission as well D1s1rict Judge Mike Wilkinson granted the motion 10 suppress the deposition nearly several years ago which was upheld on appeal to the 141h Court of Appeals and, obviously, lhe Court of Criminal Appeals who said the state has no jurisdiction in 1he mauer. Whether lhe criminal case will go any further remains to be seen since the dep­os 11100 was the sutes most compell­ing evidence. A decision will be made at a later date . The civil sui1 rcsulled wi1h 1he JUry award­ing Wh11e $180,000 in cumulative dam­ages, $55,000 for ac1ual damages and $125,000 for pun111vc damages . Wh11c died in June of last year Ray Hill Running In City Council Race Houstonian Ray Hill S6. announced th1~ week tha1 he will sed. the city council at large pos111on vacated by former coun cil member John Pea\ly in the special elecllon to be held Jan 18, 1997. www neosoh ·om ·ha lie I. Top Ten Stolen Vehicles 1 he Hou st n P• · Department has released its list of 1he ten most stolen veh1· c.les m the cny of Hou~ton for Novcmher The lop ten, w11h models m paren1hcs1s, are I Chevrolel Tru,;ks (Astro, Sub urban and Blaler), 2. Oldsmob1lcs 1Culla'5 and Della 88); 3 lnyoias (Camry and Corolla); 4. Chcvrolc1s (Caprice and Camaro), 5. Bu1cks (Le Sabre and Regal); 6. Ford' (Musiang and Escort); 7. Cadillacs (DeV1lle and Flee1wood); 8 GMC Trucks (Subur­bans, J1mmys, Safari Vans), 9 hird Trucks (Acrosur, Bronco and Explorer) and 10. Hondas (Accord and Civic) Annual Teddy Bear Deliv­ery Continues Mr. Hans-Willi Ro1heud1, Prcs1den1 of Rotheud1/D1z1nger Founda11on, announced that provision was made for lhe annual delivery of Teddy Bears to AIDS pattents m Hous1on area hospi­tals on Christmas Day The annual cus1om was begun by Mr Rotheudt and continues in memory of Mr. Pe1er D1zmger who was losl 10 AIDS in 1991. "They, 100, along with all lhosc affcc1ed by AIDS who have 10 be in hosp1 · tals on Chris1mas Day will know 1hey arc not forgo11cn," said Mr. Ro1heud1 Volunteers will be delivering between 200 and 300 bears and making v"lla· uons Christmas morning. The l·ounda - 11on also donaic• 100 add111onal bears that arc given ou1 10 1hc Bering UMC Foun dat1on s regular clients .. One or lhe most seriOU" problems mem· 1 hers of Cuy council have "1heir belief in 1he1r own self importance," 11111 said. Rainbow Ranglers Char­ity at BRB Tis lhe Sea;on Rainbow Ranglers Dance Club, a 501(c){3) charuy, announced lhat 1he Rangier llnl1<la~ Show will take place on sunday, Dec 22 at 8 p.m. al 1he Brazos River Bollom. Thi' show will be a fund raiser !or Steven's House and will feature the award win nang Rainbow Ranglers Dance Team, as well as many special guest!\. Anyone who wishes to be a financial underwriter for this event 1s encouraged t0 contact lhe organ1za1ion at 880 0670 ... Who 1s really important 1$ the tax payers and c11izens. 1 hope to try to convince HouslOn C11y Council Ill Slop 1ry1ng lo regula1e and control the personal and bu~1ness lives of Houston1ans Hill, a longtime community activist who has of1cn >lirred con1roversy, has sought a positton on Cuy Council sev­eral time!; 1n tht pasr Houston Ballet Unveils Web Page The Houston Ballet unveiled 11> offtcial web sue on the world wide web, prov1d· rng dance aficionados throughout the world with an invaluable source of mformaiion about the company and us aCllVllleS The Web sue will allow surfers 10 check cas11ng for upcoming performances, learn more abou1 upcoming produc· tions, leave e-mail messages for their favorite dancers, learn historical aspec1s abou1 1hc ballc1, and review the class schedules for courses offered al 1hc Ballc1 "s Academy. Metro Offers Free Holiday Service For the second year in a row, Me1ro IS I offering free bus •crv1ce. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve as a commun11y service to those who are incapable of driving , shouldn't be dr1Y1ng or do not own a vehicle. "We're offering this service as a gift to our passengers in appreciation of their patronage throughou1 the year," said Me1ro Chair person of 1he Board Billy Burge "We want everyone to counl on Metro as their designaied driver so 1hey can •nJOY a safe and happy holiday." For schcdul· mg or Me1roL1f1 1nforma1ion, call 739· The web page " localed al hltp II 4000. r Pat Gandy Appointed HGLPC-PAC Chair For Infomra!W11 Call (713) 942 ·0084 By HGl.P{ PRt!;S Rt:U .\S.: The Housurn GJy and Lesbian Polmc!ll Caucus (llGLPC) wishes lo announce-for the remainde r of 1h1s calendar year and un:.: a new Pn:s1den1 IS elected at the Jan 8. 1997 meeting -lhe curren1 PresuJent, Pat Gandy. wdl he scrvmg a< PAC Chair of llGLPC·PAC'. lhc pol111cal arm of llGLPC I Gandy was appointed 10 take o••cr 1he pos1 Uon 81 lhe Board mce11ng of Nov 13. 1996 by a vote or the Board Tue i10111iy for the flGl r'( PAC IO do all or 1hcse 1h1ngs 1s totally drpendent on money and or volunteers hemg ava lhle," said Pal Gandy .. , urge all Caucus members and those ~ho arr not mc-nbers hu1 are suppor llVC or Gay & Lcsh1an CIVIi nghu to volun teer We vo 111 need lots of volunteers anJ some more contr1bu11ons to the HGI.PC PAC 1t we are 10 make our influence tell m C11y poli11cs 1his year The special ci1y election con11ng up on Jan 18, 1997 I\ an importanl one becau\e as ii \pec1aJ elcc tlon the 1urn out among voter~ will be lu;o. than 20% Jfwe '"our communuy 8CI behind one cand1da1e and turn out in greater num bers than other volCh, our influence wall he grea1cr ihan theirs_ h is really JU•H as simple as that:• said Gandy The PAC Chair appornts a committee lo (I) Get out a mailing w mform mcmhcrs 1tnd lhe communuy regarding the cndor!-emcnu made by the llGI.PC' membership, (2) Arrange blockw•lkmg. (3) Arrange for >ush card worlr;crs al 1he polls on clcc1ton day, (4) RJ1sc money to do all of these Ill mgs if he HGLPC PAC cannot afford the cost, and 15) Arrange for • GOTV (Gel Out Ille Vote) effort (phone banking block walking, etc.) Please mail any contributions 10 UGI.PC PAC. P<> Bo• 6664, lfotuton, rx, niM and I call 521-1000 and lc.ve Word wnh Pat Gandy thal you wan1 lo volunteer 4 HOUSTON VOICE I DECEMBER 20, 1996 NATIONAL NEWSNOTES Ryan White A wards Announced Department of Health and Human Serv· ices Secretary Donna E. Shalala announced on fr1day that $227 7 m1l11on had been awarded to 49 selected c111es for the care of lllV·infccted patients. Under the Ryan Whue CARE Act. the cuies will receive the funds in fiscal year 1997 Funding for the act has increased I 59 per· ce nt since President Clinton took o lftce U. S. Forces Genetic Research In an attempt to keep the new drug giant Novan1s from dominating gene ther· apy research the Federal Trade Com­mission (f'TC) has mandated that the merging companies. C1ba·Ge1gy and Sandoz. share research developments v. ith rivals Although gene therapy holds the poten­ttal to improve treatmem of many types ot disease,, including cam:er, AIDS, and gene11c diseases. the technology 1s still in early stages of development. fhc government conditions will not have a serious financial impact on Nov· artis. which expects to report annual sales ol $27 bil11on. W1ll1am Haseltine. Cl:O ot Human Gcnomt Science, noted that the action will help ensure 'that a fundamental medical breakthrough w11h enormous commerc1al promise wall he availahle 10 competing researcher\," Court Rules In Favor Of U.S. A ft:dc:ral Judge ha~ ruled m fa\·or of the lfn1tet.I States 1n a negligence ca..,c hrought by the e\tate of a pallent v.ho rcct'1vcd a 1ransfu,wn of HIV ta1n1ed blood from a serviceman. The patient received the blood in Feb 1985, one month after 11 had been donated by a man m basic trainrng in the U S. Army. The donor was warned about donat· mg blood 1f he was at-risk for HIV. but the blood was not tC!<aed for the virus because no test was available at the time. After the pa11ent"s death in 1989 from AIDS-related complications. the sur­vivor and estate sued the U.S. govern­ment, charging that the blood center was negligent. Expert testimony pre­' cnted at the trial. however, held that although the blood center had not oper­ated according to federal regulatory guideline" 11 had met the standard of care in elfect 1n 1985. The court ruled that the patient's estate did not meet the nece!'.sar)· burden of proof. Renowned Surgeon Takes Hollywood To Task Michael DeBakey took <ome heavy­weight Hollywood luminaries to task la\t week for 1he1r act1v1sm regarding animal ngh" on behalf of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PbTA) DeBakey argues that 11 1s hypo­cruical lO oppose animal research and wear red ribbons m support of AIDS. "The use of animal remains indispen­sable in many ke)' areas." inconed De· Baley an an op-ed piece for 1he Wall Srre~t Journal DcBaley cla1m'ii stars \uch as Alec Bald4 win and Kun Basm~er ough1 to lea\.e their AIDS ribtwns at home c;111ce they cannot have u hoth wa)~. "'The pa11ent' acuv 1qs and tam1l1es, as \l.tll a!!. }Our tans.­and the s<:ientists worl1ng hard on a cure· desene 10 L.no"' \I.here }OU pre <:1sely !itand" opined DeBakc)- in 1he column Court Seeks Administrations Opinions By RICHARD CARELLI WAS HINGTON (AP)-Ac t ing in rhe case of a Lou isiana 011 worker alleg­e dly thr e at ened w11h homosexua l rape. the S upreme Court Monday asked the Clinton adm in1 s1 rauon whe ther It thinks same·sex sex ua l ha rassment viola.tes federal law. The court said ll wants to hear from Jus· 11ce Department lawyers before decid ­ing whether 10 granl full review to Jo.eph Onccale"' appeal from a ruling that said federal law doesn 't cover same·sex harassment da11ns The government <:ould take months to respond foday 's court action marks the first sign that the justices may he interested m the legal issue They previously had turned away ... everal appeal\ that raised s1mi· Jar harassment cla1 m'ii On<:calc worked a-. a rousiabout assigned to an ofhhore oil rtg With Sun. Jo"'ncr Offshore Services an 199l Ills lawsuit agam\l Sundowner said he \I.as suually as<aultrd, battered, touched and 1hreatened with rape by his d1rec1 supervisor. John L)ons, and a second supervisor Danny Pippen A third defendant, co-"'orker Brandon John­so n , wu. accused of ass isting Lyons m o ne of the a lleged attac ks. Onccale's lawsuit sa id he lw1ce reported lhc s11uat1on 10 his employer's high­est- ranking represcn1111ve on the JOb site, but no acuon was 1aken . Onccale quit, his lawsuit said. because he feared the harassment would escalate to rape. Onccale had been hired through Sun­downer ·s office in Houma, La . and was assigned to Chevron USA's Ship Shoal 266·A offshore platform . Onccale's la"'~u11, based on a federal law banning ~exua l discrimination and hara,smenl in employmenl was thrown out by a federal trial Judge who ruled that sarne·sex harassment "' nol covered by the law. known as Tule VII of the Civil Right' Act of 1964. The 5th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals upheld 1he lawsuit's d1sm1so;;aJ last May. "Same--.cx hara'iismcnt claims are not viahle under Title VII," the appeal• court said Other appeals courts, how· ever have indicued that same·sex claims of haras'iiment should not be ••eluded lrom the federal law·, prohi­bn tons Uncivilized Honda Civic Ad Raised Ire ff,. 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At the age of ment." exclaims l·lders. "lf"e are going to Elders concedes that she dealt \\Ith hot be ignorant and diseased. nobod) "ill \\ant bunon issues that this count?) has&\ 01ded us an)\\a) and there \\On't be a need to and not dealt \\Ith. Rather ~he claims have anybod) to de!Cnd," said Elder>. we've tried to leave It out there "under the J'he positions primal) purpose is educating covers." under the pretense that the issues and getting people involved in matters of \\ill disappear and go a"ay. health issues accord- "We've allowed ing to Elders. "The ..-------.I---------, sexualit) issues fifteen, 1· lders graduated from high school Surgeon General's "Well, condoms cause increased as valedictorian A college freshman at job is a four year b k Th if AIDS. teenage sixteen, f..lders recounts listening to Dr. statutory appointment rea . . . e vows 0 pregnanC) and rduh Irby Jones, who was the first black and vou do not serve abstinence breakfiar sexual!) transm1t-female student to anend the L'niversity of at th~ "'II of the Pres- ted disease. We've Ark.msas, address her class when she real- 1dent. For that reason more quickly than allO\\ed l>SUes re-i1ed her vocation "From the minute I sa\\ you need somebod) lated to homosex-her, I ah•ays \\anted to be just like her," who can really speak COndOmS. " uality, and all of intoned Flders. up, honestly and L-------..---------' those other issues Indeed, l:lders earned her doctorates de­gree at the University of Arkansas Medical School. Alier becoming the school's first black resident and subsequent chief resi­dent. Elders culminated those milestones by earning the distinction of becoming the initiations first black professor. In a twist of irony. Elders. a pediatric endocrinolo­gist is back at her alma mater where she is currently the professor of pediatrics. The Arkansas Years openly. about health we refuse to talk based on scientific fact." about. to come back and hit us upside the Sexuality, Drugs and Violence Many analysts believe that Elders com­ments stirred controversy because she was addressing issues that the public was not ready to deal with. Although she does not agree with that assessment in its entirety, head and we keep going on." intoned El­ders. "It's the same "ith the drug issue. We won't talk about it. We won't educate our children about 11. We won't talk about the violence problem. And those are the prob­lems we sit around and just ring our hands on and then talk about them being a prob­lem." says 1-iders. "Obvious!) \\e love them, because if \\C <! dn't \\e'd do some· thmg about it." Flders contends that •f the go-.rnmcnt doesn't address the aforementioned issues, then parents \\on't either because most people feel timid talking about these issue> "1th their children "[Parents] don't know ho", we've never taught them. Because of that, [the issues) go unaddrcssed. Then, \\C get into a lot of problems as a result of avoiding them and. of course, then \\e get upset." remarked Elders. The issue of violence in Amcnca ts less contro\ersial than sexuahty. Man) pundits believe 'iolence 1s far more detnmental to the fabric of soc1et) than sexuality, an observation that Elders concurs "1th. "Violence is because of sexuality Its chil­dren being born tha1 are unplanned and unwanted and increasing amounts of po-erty. that results in not being able lo parent appropriate!), that end up creating the problem of violence," said Elders "If \\e would deal "ith the sexualit) issues and reduce the problem of having un­planned. unwanted children, \\e \\Ould fContmwd on page} I) Prior to her appointment by President Clinton as Surgeon General, Elders \\as the director of Arkansas' Health Depart­ment for six \cars. As such. she raised the Mate's child immuni1ation rate from 34 to 60 percent During her reign at the helm of the Health Department, the state set up programs for Sickle-Cell Anemia and \\omen's health, cstabli,hed home hospice care m conjunction \\Ith churches, built tv,.ent)-C'lght llC\\ pubhl' health clinics. 1nuca,ed prenatal care and food supple­ment- for d1ildren and attracted doctors to I rur,tl <1rca· that did no.I ha' l.' ~lll) !A SIC '..')))))) ALL Y.M.L.A. 20% OFF The Surgeon General's Office A' Surgeon General of the United States, 1· lders came under fire over her positions I conccrn111g abortion, Se\ education, the distribution of condoms, the legalization of drugs and her infamous comments on masturbation "hich resulted 111 her resig­nation from the coveted position. lier forthright demeanor and direct ap­proach to addressing controversial issues enraged religious right conservatives and, at times. frustrated the President. Since her departure, there has not been a re­placement appointed prompting some to \\Ondcr whether the position is necessary. "I think that II (Surgeon General) is very necessary. There is an acting Surgeon General, Dr. Audre) Manley There are 6,500 commissioned oflicers in the public health services who are responsible for providing public health • providi~g health care for the Indian Health Services. the Center for Disease Control, NIH (National Institute of Health), the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) and many other ser­' ices And the' are real!\ some of the Icade~ 111 A IDS research .or in the com­m 1sswn core," opmed Llders. l-lders passionate!\ bcl1.-es the post is essential for the betterment of societal health .md readily admus the position> pnr.ar) purpose 1s as 11 bull) pulpit "I feel 1f \\e care about the health of ,\mem-.1, then we delinllcl) need some· one" hn'c the •pokcMnan for the health of r--------.­Amer1" 1 \\c h:el that \\C need someone \\hose o'er the Department of Defense. 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The new policy attempts 10 better define "gray areas" in the na11onal policy, said Steve Barnes. a former miluary man who rnok over last year as chief exec· utive officer of the local council. Barnes balked al the hint of compari· sons between the council's action and the milatary ' s "don't ask , don t tell" gay policy. "This is a very difficult issue ,'' Barnes said "What we've done 1-s define where and when we'd take action. If you come into our program and you arc intereMed in conduct or advocac) , tht:n we will not retain you " Nauonal Bo) Scouts guidelines require would·be lcad~rs to !riubmll to Jn\.'eSll · gauons including CJ'1m1nat back ground checks, Barnes said. The re\!1sed Bai Area guidelines forh d Seoul orr. c1ats from 111ves11ga1ing a mcmbtr"s or a leader's sexual or1cntat10n .. Tht Boy Scoub of America Joes 001 a ~ k prospective members about their sex · ual preference, nor do we check on the sexual orientation of boys who are already in scouting," the local coun­c1l's policy says "The Boy Scouts of America has always I taught youth the 1rad111onal values of scouting families . Accordingly, we do not allow for the reg1stra1 ion of members or leaders whose public con· duct or advocacy docs nol suggest these traditional values," Slates the pol· icy In 1992. the Unued Way cut off nearly $500.000 1n annual funding to <even San Francisco Bay area counc1h because of the Scouts ' an11-gay policies. Se•cral major corporations aho cut oft fund· ing A number of board members worked 10 define the policy, wluch was p3'sed 111 an August meeting and marked "confi · den1ial (and) not intended for public release." The San Francisco Examiner reported on the policy Tuesday A spokesperson al Boy Scouts head ­quarters in Irving, Texa!-1 , said the national policy is unchanged and referred questions to the local chapter. Barnes said each council 1s allowed to set policies independent!) ' We ' ve communicated with lhc national oft1ce that this 1s our policy interpretation , (and) they said, 'OK ,'" he said The Scours tloard hasn't decuJcd whether to reapply for Un1teJ Wa) lunding . Barnes said Clinton continued ... (Contrnutd/rompage I) !"he While House waleg) offer<. federal agencies a guide m coordinaung an ofti­c1al response to AIDS. no" the leading cause of death for Am<'Ticans ages 25 to 44 It does not lay out a specific legisla­uve agenda or estimate how much money the federal government should spend on fighting AIDS The President"> 1997 budget devotes $8.04 billion to federal AIDS programs, up from $7.27 billion this year The strategy calls for developing a cure and a vaccine: to reduce and eventually eliminate new infections; to guarantee care and services for those with the A IDS virus: to fight A IDS-related discrimina­tion: lo translate scientific ad•ances quickly mto improved care and preven­tion; and to provide "strong, continuing suppon" for international effons to deal with AIDS. "We have set six simple, but' ital, goals,• Clinton wrote in u letter accompanying the strategy "HIV is a disease that we can defeat -- just as we have eradicated small­pox from our planet and polio from the Western hemisphere." AIDS act1'1sts cheered Clinton for being the first President to create an A IDS strat­eg), but they sa) they will " -dtch closely to ensure that the missing a.>pecls of rues­day's strateg) . "It remains to be seen whether he "'111 fulfill this commitment, but the fact is he's on record," said Winnie Stachclbcrg, leg­tslat1ve director for the Human Right> Campaign, a national political group for lesbian and gay issues. 11111 said Monda) that Clinton's policy "could go funher" on an arra) of A IDS In her foreword, White House All>S Pol­IC\ Director Patricia Fleming said the ,l;ateg) b not meant to address every aspect of AIDS immediate)) but to act as a framework "that requires regular updat­ing and adjustment as goals are roached and new challenges emerge." The strategy notes that federal spending on AIDS research, prevention and care increased by 50 percent dunng Clinton's tenure, with $1.8 billion in Medicaid ben­efits going to HIV-AIDS patients in fiscal 1996. It estimates that the average life­time cost of medical care after diagnosis of HIV infection is $119,000. But it steers clear of whether Clinton should lift a ban on providing federal funds for programs thal allow drug users to tum in used syringes for clean ones. Intravenous drug users are a population "heavily affected" by AIDS, but the rcpon docs not offer a breakdown of their pres­ence among the reported 566.002 AIDS cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 26 percent of all AIDS cases in 1995 were attributed to injecting drug use. up from 17 percent m 1985. Th1rt)"five percent of infected het­erosexuals con1rac1ed the virus through sex Y.llh an injecting drug user, the CDC said Clinton promised in 1992 lo allow federal funds to be used for exchanging needles ""'here local commun111es approve_" Cur· rent I), such programs operate in al least 50 c111es, using private or local rundmg. Congress subsequent I} banned us mg I"cd· eral money for needle c\change programs unul their effectiveness a1 reducing the spread of HIV "ithou1 mcrc,1'ing drug 8 HOUSTON VOICE I DECEMBER 20, 1996 GLOBAL NEWSNOTES f Mother Teresa Presses For AIDS Hospice B~ CHANDRA BANERJEEB CALCUTTA, INDIA (AP)· Mother Teresa received a get-well visit from India's Prune Minister on Tuesday and took the opportunity to press for land to build a hospice for AIDS patients I cond11ion of Mother Theresa's heart and lungs. Her heartbeat remained reg­ular a day after a mold electric shock was administered to stabilize it. It was the second time she was given the treat­ment, called an electrical cardiover­s1on, since she was hospitalized Nov. During the brief meeting in Mother 22 following a mild heart attack . Teresa's hosp1tal room. Prime Mono<- She had been given oxygen during the ter H.D Deve Gowda promised to donate night to help her breathe more easily. By property '" Bangalore, the cap1tal of morning she was cheerful and able to su his home ~late of Karnat~ka, said chief 1 in 3 chair for Mass. Her pneumonia card1osurgeon Dr Devi Shetty seemed to be clearing allhough some .. You have go1 a home in everybody's infection remained, the hospital said heart," he quoted Gowda as telling the She was receiving respiratory ther - 86·year·old Nobel Peace Prize winner apy, or che.i massages "Mother Teresa is doing better. I gave Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Pnze h<r a llouquet ot roses and she gave me her on 1979 for her service to the poor The love and affection, ' Gowda told report- Missionaries of Charity order she ers after the meeting . founded in 1950 operates 517 orphan· A statement from the hospual said doc- ages, homes for 1he poor AIDS hospices tors were encouraged by the improving and other charily centers worldwide . COMMUNITY Houston to Host 1997 Texas Gay Rodeo Houston, IX •• The Houston Chapter of Rodeo will be hel~ in Houston. Congrat­fGRA is stepping forward to begin ulat1ons on your victory preparations for the 1997 Texas Gay TGRA has made a commitment to the Rodeo to take place the second week of Houston Gay Community and continually November 1997. It has been eight years strives to make a difference to those who since the Rodeo came to Houston. l111s need help. Man} individuals and groups exciting event should be the largest gay have equally reciprocated to help make sponsored event to happen in Houston in TGRA successful in all its endeavors. a long time. Negotiations are pending This year is no exception Your help is with several difTerent venues to determine needed to continue the successes of the which will be the best for this great event. past. If you would like to become a pan Inc venue will be announced once the of the most exciting and diverse organiza­arrangemcnts arc finalized. TGRA in- tion in Houston, contact Michael A Gaitz vites }OUr suppon m making the rexas at (7I3) 777-1444. Ga) Rodeo to be the most successful ever rGRA Royall) Candidates have raised and distributed to their charities over S60.000 statewide. Your suppon of the candidates is a major pan of the organi­zations commitment to the local community. At the Rodeo in Dallas last November, Jame' Robens of the l louston Chapter was crowned Miss TGRA and Mr. Terry Covington from Fon Wonh, Mr. TGRA. The couple will represent the organization state-wide and we look for­ward to their work in pro­moting the Houston Rodeo. Last Sunday, December 8, 1997 at the BRB. Houston Chapter elections were held wuh Michael A Gauz winning his third tenn as Pre~1den1. Rick Ruble starts the yearas Vice Pres­ident, Roben I lams, lrea­surcr; Sandt Olphant, Sec­rctal'); and Dana Christian, State Rep. Their commit­ment to fG RA is very im­portant to the chapter espc­ctall> when the State Jam<'' Robert.1. Mm TGRA 97, and Terry C01'll1i(fon. Afr TGRA ·91 Rascals Weeldy Soecials 1 Swuloys.. $2 Munosa., S!.7$ Weil Dnnks $1 Domestic Longnt!dcs 1 &skn & Bwns Cont<SI •I IOpm 1 W..tnud•y..- Sl.50 Domestic Beer 1 U'l /Wails Stnp Contat at llpm 1 71nusdoy..- Sl.50 Vodka Welb Fridoy..- SI.Oil Schnapps Shots 1 Sotwriloy..- $1.00 Woll Orink5 9pm • llpm 1 Evnyd11y: $1.50 Domedlc Bttr & $1.75 "~"• 4-RP"' 1 W~d·Fn': Fru H•Pr.f Hour B•lfrt 6-RP"' I 1018 Westbelmer • Boaatoa · 71J ~L~ Tfie Management andStaff of LO'BO want to wisfi a{{oj our customers yast, yresent an yet to come - tfie warmest of Jfofic{ays! and what kind of store would we be without blatant commercial' Waited until the last minute? HOW GAY! Don't worry, LOBO has what you need! · LOBO BOOK SHOP 3939-S Montrose 713-522-5156 HOUSTON VOICE I DECEMBER 20, 1996 9 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT I Houston Symphony Presents Handel's Messiah Gucsl conduc1or Ivor Bollon, making his Unilcd S1a1es debul, will lead lhe Hous· ion Symphony and Chorus and a quarlel of g1f1ed singers in George Frederic Han· dcl s treasured oralorio Messiah . A holiday 1radi11on inlroduced to the Houston Symphony by Sir John Bar­birolh, rhc performances of Messiah lhis year arc on Dec. 20 and 21 at 8pm and on Dec. 22 11 2.30pm, m Jones Hall for lhc Per­forming Aris, 615 Louistana Stree1. Ann ~ionoyms soprano; Lmda Magutre, mezzo·soprano. Glenn Siebert. tenor~ and Thomas Barren, bass-baritone, are the soloists Charles Hausmann as. the director of the Houston Symphony Cho­rus Tickets to Mttsiah are Sl6-4S On Dec 22 uckcts arc half-price for child· rcn ages 6-18 ,.ho arc accompanied by an adult Tickets arc avulable by call mg 227-ARTS or 800-828-ARTS The ever-popular Messiah , composed and premiered m 1741. and popular in Its own day was one of the works that revived the composer s career. One of thiny ora .. 1o•tos Handel composed, Messiah ' s 1c.i 15 taken from the Old Te>tamcnt prophets and psalms and from 1he Gos­pels of Matthew, Luke, and John. Mes­siah 1s presented m three sections. Part Two concludes wnh the famous HaUtlu ;ah performed by full chorus. "'here, m a 1rad111on said to date from the prese,ce of King George II in the audience the audience rises to stand for that glonc-us chorus Ivor Bolton 1s cstabloshcd as one of Bru­a n"s mosl acuve and versatile conduc 1o:rs. both in opera and m concert. m rep· erto1re rangrng from Barcque ro con temporar) He has been music director of the Glyndebourne Tourang Opera srncc 1992 and 1s music direcior of 1he l.uf-thansa Festival of Baroque Music a1 Si. James s P1ccad1ll} on London He founded the SL Jamcs's Baroque Pla)'ers in 1984, was mu"c dircclor of 1he Ingllish Touring Opera on 1991 and 1992. and was chief conduc1or of 1he Scottish Cham­ber Orchestra lrom 1994 to 1996 His con­ducung engagements have included per­formances Wllh Covcn1 Garden, the Bay croschc S1aatsoper in Munich. 1he Tcairo Colon in Buenos Aires, lhe London and Tulsa, among 01hcrs. and m spring 1996 he led several performances w11h slage and screen star Dudle) Moore as narra­tor of Carnival of the Animals HSPVA Chorus members, dirccled by Rob Sc1bcl, allcnd lhc on1crna1ionally renowned High School for the Perform· ing and Vosual Arts, a school of 1he Hous· ton Independent School District ere a1ed 10 fill the special needs of young peo. pie who arc both gifted aru.is and scho la~t1c achievers The advanced, w1de­rang mg curriculum of the schoo l 1s unique in correlating the art~ with aca dem1cs and 11s s1udents cons1s1en1ly rank at the top among Houston school in performance on academic achievement tests. Gc~c McDavtd, narra1or of Brother Hemrtch s Chrtstmas • is Prcs1den1 of 1hc Houston Chron"le and 1s a former Prcs1den1 of 1hc Houston Symphony Society He t a current member of the I xccu11vc Comm111cc and Board of Dorcc1ors of 1hc Hous1on Symphony Soc1ct) Tickets Tickets to Chmtmas From Far away landl arc on sale t the pub he no" at the Hou.ion T1Ckc1 Center, 615 Lou"' a,a S1rect. and a1 al T1cketmaster out­lets and by callon; 713 227 ARTS or XO<l< 828 ARTS ]) ]Is f * * ll:OOpm * OP St d' 5atuPd udde * Hostess * c.lJ Sha~ from * C arnival La Cag°t­Jamie ~ennox .f uesfs: Samantha Hartman As~le Houston and Talent Night Winner I MALE STRIP CONTEST Q lu at H:OOpm wit~ Paivi . 0 12;21 SATURDAY s~ow I al ll:OOpm with Roxanne L 12/22 $1 Budweiser & Bud Lqhf ~ All DaLJ All Niqht A Sweet Suite for the Holidays By DAVID R IC H ARDSO:\ Houston Ballet's Nutcracker It IS very d1ffocul1 10 ponpoonl wha1 exac1ly IS 1he bcsl thong about 1he Houston Ballel's hol· iday offering ot The Nul cracker. The reason heing i~ that there are so man)· 1hmg!t to like about It. The basic s1ory "fairly simple. It opens on Christma~ Eve as gue'1 hurry 10 lhe home of lhe Sia· hlbaums , where a lavosh Christmas party 1s in progress l"iaomi Glau OJ Clara and J Krutophu Paynt as tht .Vutcracktr. Am1dsl 1he frolicking ol lhe guesl, a darl and mysterious figure arrives in the form of Dr. Dro»clmeyer. He pre· sen!> 1he young girl Clara wllh a gill of a magical nulcracler. The parly end' and as the clock strtkes twelve lhe nut .. cracker come~ magically to lite and saves Clara from a band of ralS Then lhe nul· cracker turns into a handsome prince and whosksClara away 10 the Land of Snow where the prince dances with the Snow Queen. Following lhos . Clara and 1he prince depan m a magical sleigh 10 1he Kingdom of the Sweets, ending acl I . Ace 2 finds Clara in 1hc Kingdom of the S"'ects bemg enlertamed b) 1hc Sugar Plum I-air) and the rnhabllants of her Kingdom­oncluding dances wnh a Spanish, Ara­bian, and Chinese Flair. 10 name bul a few. The fest1v111cs end on a gra"-eful nole "ith the Prince and 1hc Sugar Plum I-air) dancmg a grand pas de deux. Clara returns to her hcd and rhc ~how ends The muS1c ot TchhaokoV'h) is brought into the realm ot "1sual magic "Hh Cho-rcography by ArllSllC Direclor Ben S1cvcnson . 1he ,1age design of De>mond Hecley (who deserves much credll for crcaung a world of sparkling glamour replele with dancing snowflakes , fly · ang chefs, and a Christmas tree whu:h grows on slage 10 a he1gh1 of 40 lccl). and ligh11ng hy Duane Schuler Mention must be made of the dancer~ themselves, who perform w11h style and 1echn1cal brilliance. This is due, on pan, to 1he rulelage lhey rece ive trom Balle1 M1s1ress Carmen Mathe and Bal• let Master o~car Escavriaza who put 1hem lhrough 1hetr paces. In all, 1hanks to the entire Houston Bal et Compan) tor a gift of dance 1ha1 will put the holldl} sp1ru and the magic ot Chn~tmas into your heart The !\utcraclcr runs lrom No,, 291h Dec 291h. 1996 at the \Vonham Cenlcr The New Years l:ve performance 1s a spc c1al treat as the !-how runs amol in satirl' and fun T11.:kets and tnformauon can he ob1a1ned b) calling 227-ARTS Don I miss this hol1da~ spcc1acular' i!j®! i!j®! Uj®! We LePhants wish everyone a Merry Christmas! 5 1 . 23MALf STRIP CC1'.{TfST 21 al ll:OOpm wilh Pa1vi 2517 Ralph Slreel al \\teslheimer ~l~HlD~V ~~Ul !O~ .u~rn1H~ l~~~rnwH Gu~m: JMD~ mv~rn. i.!­~~ u~v ~t Jo~H. :::J j]/14 Chrisfmas Show with 1lpm I- Poivi • Rmhelle • Dyan 12/25 l\1erry Chrisfma (713) 527-9071 • lioppy hour 7om-9pm wef,UJtJ~ • 1.1)0 Well 4-7 Salurdoy • l.'>C \ odko 7am-(Fm • '11uq Club 7am· JOpm • 3.7') r .!chm ~l.7!J ~1u l' 10 HOUSTON VOICE I DECEMBER 20. 1996 ~ Jrn1rn V~H ~~UTON ~Lrn G~~NNV1 ~ T~cod COLUMNIST Gltn Wtbbtr, Tht Monktv Bo1. ond Mus Ladv. Tht Monkt> Dox. ""h vou a llappy Mon ktV llo/1doy ! . · . Gay Today By GLEN WEBER ll\ Chmtma' 11me. and I am very happy. Since re·eqablishing my connect1on with God. I have Ileen blessed with so many wonderful thongs and wonderful peo­ple 111 my lite. I realize that I can't battle my virus hy myself, and I know that God will help me '"n the battle . My memher\h1p m M C C R church has given me hope for 1he future. and I no longer worry about it I wan1 w rela1e a beautiful Christmas '-lnry 10 )'OU Ret:entl~ . about 9 p.m .• after the mo\ 1c .. In the L1ghl." there v.a" a flash of light fhen I wu surrounded b) an aura of complc-te anJ total love. I realized that God was touchmg me For five minute!'., I w.a<S ~urrnunJe<l hy his love Ahhnu~h he did not "peak. I know what he wants from me. Smee th" has happened , I feel super­charged I can't hellcve he cho.'.e me lO louch II 1\ a miracle w me I wonder how m;my of you ha>e been blessed by God like th IS . The things God wanic; from me 1s to con· tmue my AIDS ministry through my col­umn, and my mspira11on book I'm put­t111g together 10 help those who are fight· 111g and wmn111g the haule aga111st AIDS , cancer, and other ltfe rhreatening 111 - nesse\ Ir can also be used by those fight · mg depressurn and other allmen1s_ I am naming tl "Life Experiences" and I hope 11 will help and hless all of you. This hook 1s very close to becoming reality. Tim will be the proudest moment m my hie when the first hook comes off the press. lie also wants m~ to be a witness to his mir~ 1 acl.- . I am proud to do that. W11h all the wonderful thongs, and miracles hap· penmg 111 my hie, I know he rs true to his word. To all of you who are d1S<a11sfied with your life. and arc unsure of your future, please check out M C.C.R. or the other fine gay oriented churches in our area Being happy and being loved " a wonderful thing I will be spending a week m San Anionio with my family. I am amoous ro see what fine young teenagers my niece Tracy, and my nephews Ryan and Brian have grown 11110 They arc very well adjusted and involved m many \thool activities . I am ceriamly blessed hy them I am a proud gay uncle I am also ble,;ed hy my dog. Miss Lady. hu thirteen years, c..he has heen my best friend . The one thmg I am so grateful for 1~ she has taught me the beauty of uncond1· tinnal love Whcn Kelse died , she didn't understand what happened J didn't either. But. she came 10 me for ltwc-and 111 the prm.:cs'\ she gave me lo\:c I thrnl all of you dur r<aucrs 1<1th AIDS should have a cat or Jog They leep ~ ou from being loncl) .anJ thC') a:1vc you love I don·t lnow whtrc I would he 1,1.11hout M11io' Lad). Sure, I spoil her hui <he s my hab~ My favorue Chnqmas memories revolved around our Christmas visits to Malvern . Arkansas . It was a small town stuck rn the middle of beautiful pine trees Grandmother's house was a small frame house surrounded by the trees . In the distance was a railroad track., and at night you could hear the tram passing by. What a wonderful memory I alw3)s wondered v.here the train was coming from and where 11 v.as going All the famil) wa' there All us cousins running around while all the adults sat around talk.mg and yellmg at us for bemg kids I was a prclt)' rambunc:twus kid as you lnow b) now When m~ ovenly rehg· HJUS relat1\'es heard ahout m) gelling: naked m lhe museum, 1hey Marted a prayer v1g1l IO sa\e m~ soul I thml 11 worked M) dad I\ a "'1dco camera man. In those days , I c:ameras u\ed 8 mlll1meu:r film 1 have my whole lite 3' a ch ild t ransfe rred on video lape Somc11mes I wah.:h 11 and relive 1hosc memories. I wish my museum escapade was on tape . I could have won 10,000 dolla" on America' s Stupidest Videos. l'h1s 1s the first Chri~trnas I ha\'e cele hratell 'lllce Kel"ie du:d While I sull mrss him terribly, I realize, finally, 11 1s 11me 10 move on. Bui I 11olll never forget him . I was having 1rouble abiding m) own advice, but I Sllll couldn' t accept h1> death. Bui God told me 10 move on, and he is introducing me lo a whole 1<orld , through a church of handsome and nice men. Because th1~ I' the fir~t time mm) 42 years I ever dated, I feel hke a school-girl again My proulleM moment u. 1 writer 1~ when Continenta l Airlines asked 1f they could use a poem I prmted m my column 10 put on their AIDS quilt. What an honor for me. At the dedication ceremonies w11h a room full of airline personnel, and parents of those who died from the virus. J was asked to sign the quill and give a speec:h. My parents were there, and were beaming w11h pride. I thanked my parents for supporting me in my battle against AIDS I would like 10 .ay something to all you dear readers who volunteer 10 help AIDS patients Your un~elf1shness, the time you give, and the love you give 1s trul} a blessing from God I know your work 1s hard, and n 1s sad when your pa11en1 d•"· I know also that when your patient recov· ers ant.I goes on to hve a heuer life. he car~ ried wuh him your 'flint and love fnr life. You de,ervc.a Merr) Chrn.. tmas, and may all your wishes come true My Chr1...,tmas wish to all of you dear reader' is to keep lighting and wrnning GuJ 1s on your su.h: All you have to do is open yourself up and let hun in Jam an e\ampll' ol thl' muules God can give 111 \OUI life Merr~ \hriHmas and have a hcal1h~ New Year I fo\le you all Omnces/ e~ _ AND CoffEE %op . (\ 7 ~ 1/,etN; g'4'Zff, M11kE y, \_\tl'' 1 ·f. r,\ S .A LC> C> N RfsER1t11r;~11R S f.1\1'1'1""' Now, "'s l~EW YEAR'S EVE WI~~ t~EVER BE lj. 'iHE SAME! COME EAT, dRiNk & pARTY 1Til you dRopl CouNmy Music ANd A qiANT dANCE flooR & LiNdA low SMiT~'s BANdl OUTRAGEOUS will bE pERfoRMiNG youR fAvoRiTE dANCE Music All EVENiNq. 0 WE would likE ro wish you A MERRY ChRisTMAs ANd ln you kl\OW ThAT AhER All ThE OVERdosiNG ON TURkEy Al\d fAMily ThAT ShiEIA LENNON will bE pERfoRMi~G ChRiSTMAS NiGhT AT 9pM. * 1100 Westheimer * 523-7217 * HOUSTON VOICE I DECEMBER 20, 1996 11 This & That ... by Jon Anthony Herc's W1sh1ng you and yours Hopp) Holidays and 1 prosperous Sew Year While we're on lhc subject, here's some trlVla for you Which Diva has the bcst·sclhng mulu-plaunum holiday album of all time'> \1lri1h C1rc)' Her Merry ChT1s1ma1 album has sold an 1mpress1\ c 4 million copac> IO date. Sot bad considering the album is only a few ycanold. Borbro Strei.and (Clrrutmas Album • 3 million), Am> Gront (Home for Chrulmas • 2 mtlhon) and Anne \lurro) (Christmas Wu/res • 2 million) arc the only other diva's ccrt1ticd muh1-platmum for holiday albums. Borbr1 Strti>and and Robert Redford have agreed to begin filming the sequel to Tire Way Wt Wert Redford will direct Sll'Cisand, 1nllially reluctant IO agree IO a sequel unless she could dll'Cct, finally relented and "gned on for the proJeCt. Sll'Cisand's latest. Th• Wvror llm T'lllO Fausr failed to 1gmtc al the box. office Speaking of Diva's, three of the biggest - Donn• Summu, Cb1ka h:1ha and Gloria Estcfan • took «ntcr stage at the Lunt-Fonlannc Theater 1n Manhattan last week for a chant) benefit Iha! netted S60.000 The special concert, balled Thru Dtvas on 8'oadl4'tl). was simulcast on M.anhaaan radio station V. K TU-f \1 Ilic surpnse of the C\ocmng was the former Prince's appearance playmg elcctn~ guitar on 1Urn 1M Beal Around lcavmg the 01\l&S breathless Legendary crooner Johnn~ C'a~h has a nc" album, l nchaintd, and it's not "hat you'd expect. Frec:-"hechng. refn:shmg and surprisingly dl\CTSC, Cash drmonstra!cs "h> he has earned the respectability he has m the music tndustry Backed by l om P•t!> and th• flurtbrukcn. Cash does covers ol songs by Soundgardca and Bttk Just to name a fe". Cliccl II out, you won' be disappointed Who an: America's most admired men and \\Omen Accordmg to Good llousdupmg, Barbara Bu.,h and Bill~ Graham Rounding out the top five m descending order· Women - Hillary Rodham Clinton, EJiubeth Dole, h:.athie Lee Gifford and Oprah \\infrey, Men - Pre5ident Clinton, Jimm) Carter. ('hriJtopher ReeH and Colin Po~ell .. Catherine Laniga n. author of Romancing 1ht Slone and Je'l4d of lhe .\1lt "111 talk about romance writmg and her latest novel, Dangerous Love at 1he Bay Area Wr11rn I.tap~ (8 A W LJ on Thursda) Janual) 2 at 7 p m 1n lhc Clear 1.akc Park Bu1ldmg, 5501 NASA Road I .. Cable sta1ion 'P.-il was the highest rated cable nct,.ork of the )Car USA. TBS. Nickelodeon and ESPS round out lhe lop fi,c. TBS has acquired the nghts to air NBC's smash hit Fr1tnds beginning m 2001 Beaws and Buulread creator \ t1ke Judge and me S1mpsons CO-C:\CCUll'f"C producer c re~ Daniel\ ha\e created a~ an1matc!d sncom for hlX Amg of rlr• Jill/, aboul a fictional farmli and thc•r ne1ghbon m ·\rfcn, lcxas y,jlJ dcbul Sunda). Januar) t2 at 7 'lO pm llc:gmnmg JanuaJ) 6. the network "ill be: mo\ 1ng .\~d and Sraay 10 Monda)S al 8 p.m to be follo"cd b) Married. W11h lh1/drt:n at 8:30 p.m m 1t"s ne" time slot. Fonner presidential candidate Bob Doi• just taped an episode of NBC"s Sudden(>" Susan No "ord yet on Y.hen the eptSodc will aJr David Copperfield is a ~mash on Broadwa) Copperfield') shOY., Dreams & \'igh1mart.s, has broken BroadY.a) records since its debut l"hc magician pcrfonns 15 shows a Y.eek and ha' '1rtually sold out cai;h shoY. through its Dec 29 run To date, the sho" has conjured up an impressive S6 milhon an fo1c "eeks Copperfield also hold> lhe record for the highest .. eckli gross in Broadway histol) . a heft) Sl.25 million. \l11'1h1 \la•on williom the cast of ~BCs sophisticated hat sucom Frasier. Mason Y.111 portra)' the lmc mten:5l of Manin on the shoY. earl) nc't )CM .. Another ,·cteran actress is rcturnm.g to the small $~reen Bea Arthur 1s joining the cast of CBS' Ou-..·e's World stamng Harry \ndenon The wamng sitcom hopes thal Arthur's durabilit) as a series star will increase it's rat an gs to I\ oid canccllauon Sta) tuned ... Mary T)ler \toore and [d .\5ner will n:-unatc on screen for the first ume smcc the classic Mar) 1)-/er .\fo"re Show The tcle\ 1S1on legends co-star in the upcommg ABC tcle-p1c Payback. slaled to air Janu31) S.-. Who will be the next hollcsl 1hmg on the talk -.ho"' circuit? If tele,·1sion syndicators ha\e their wa), 1l will be the fonner Duchen of\ ork. Sarah Ferzu.son Fergie is amidst mcctm~s with sc\.Cral nCl\\Ork development teams and will mull over an) offers that arise . Beginning in January, NBC's Suddtnl}· Susan Y.ill mo\C to the 7:30 p.m umeslot follo'"mg Fr1~nd.'l. Semfeld rcmauu at 8 p.m and the nC\-.. Tea ~oni sitcom /he \"abd Tru1h debuts m the high!) co,etcd timeslot sarnJ,.1ched be1"ccn Scmfcld and ER, tclc"i,ions highest rated shows. The Smgle Gu) 1s temporarily on hiatus. ABC has put 1t-t \toll) Ring" aid sitcom. To.,., mes, on mdcfin1tc hiatus due to anemic ratings. l"'o "ord )Ct on "'hen, or 1f the Joi.how "111 return to the schedule Jae"- ralance ha., Y.ritten a book of )OUthful \·erscs. The Fores/ of l.o~·e, to be released at a later date M ilntone~~ Legendary country smger Faron \ oung committed suicide last "eel.. at the age of 64 Young had been c\periencing health problem$ du¢ to a kn~th) bout with cmph)sema . l\1akin2 the Round': On id Copperfield talks "1th Oprah on December 23 and John l"rnolta chats with the queen of da)time television on Dec 27 A&I 's Biography series will profile \hdonna on December 27. Shirle\ \he Laine and lom Selleck check in with. Ja) Leno Dec. 23 on NBC's Tonrghr Sho,., J hat same day, John Travolta drops m on lhe CBS I.ate Sho• and "is1ts "'th Da-..id Letterman \I Pacino tDcc.23). Christopher Ree\t (Chrutm"' Oa)) and Johnni Cuh tDcc. 27) go one on one"'"' Larr"} Kini: on his CNN l..1\e sho" next \\CC~ . Renowned author 'orman \tailer gives a ran: mten ie" on ABC's Good ,\fornmg .-4meru:a Dec.:. 26 . Top of th• (harts: NllC-s ER "IS lhc highest rated sho"' of the \\eek. acoordmg to the Nielscns. Toni Braxton's Un-Brtak 'fr lft:art 1s the hottest sclhng sinelc an the country Irag1c Kmgdom by :\o Doubt is the number one album in America. And. Alan Jackson's I Utlt Biiiy 1s the hottest country song, according to Billboard Magazme Danielle Steel's Silent llonor (Delacortc) and f'rank MeCourt's Angela's Ashes (Scribner) arc lhe besl·scllmg fic11on and non-fiction titles. respccllvel), according to The New York Times bestseller's hst Tom ('rui.se proved he sull has box·office muscle I\ he sponed his "ay to number one at the box-office "1th his latest release, Jerry Maguire, The film earned Sl7.I million ab first "cckend m release \fars Allack..s' opened 111 second place earning S9 4 million and The Preachers u·if~ debuted at number 4 "Ith S7.6 malhon l)ic;ne)'S IOI DalmatwnJ earned S89 million for third making 1t"s total take to dale S75 million Quote of the \\cc": "'!I's bttn repor1ed that Artmu Rents u tngaged 10 ac:trrss Amanda dt Caden~t .-4.ded 10 c-ommenl. Kranu said. 'If hat ;) I thoughl I wa.t ga) '" - 'orm \1acDonald on NO(•s Sa1urJcn· \1gh1l..1w Wqt ~tuf f & !Bgmt. of tqr 1Bi&1B ~qunk l]ou for your tonttnurh putronugr! illny your i~olthuys ht f illth wtt4 go oh 4rnltq, go oh f rtrnhs, unh go oh ttmrs. Brazos River Bottom 12 HOUSTON VOICE I DECEMBER 20, 1996 Brazos • Houston (713) 528-9192 COMMUNITY 8} LEE DAVIS Holiday Tips-III To conclude with the Houston Police Department's Holiday Tops, these are lhings you should remember while at home. Keep outside of home well lit. with doors locked. and window curtains clo>ed Do not d isplay gifts beneath tree to be seen from windows or doors. After holidays, do not advertise gifts received by the boxes left for garbage collec11on Destroy boxes and place in sealed garbage bags. Use common sense and suy calm. Prepare plan of action ahead of tome. Think of where you will be, what you may encounter, what you will do or .. Above all else. your safety comes hrs1! Live~ can't be replaced, packages. purses and wallels can Party For New Year's A New Year s Fve Party thrown by LiB (l.e,h1an' 111 Business) will be held from 8pm to I ·30am at the Renaissance Hotel. Ticket> are S25 1n advance or $30 at the Joor Your 11cket includes buffet & mid· 1 night champagne toast (both alcoholic & nnnah:oholic) Tu.:kets are avaiJa .. hie ao lnklongs and LOBO. Singles tahles are avallahle through Doane Portilla@ 713·552-1448. For 1ahlc reservations. call Diana John· •on@ 7 I 3-529-9R53 The Hotel room rate os $65 1nclud1ng a huffet brealfa>t rhere will he a !;pcc1al screen111g of a I .estnan film at I'he Greenway movie the· atre on New Year s Day. Next Step fhe \tontrose Clinic offers Neu Step ddsscs b1 monthl) to ncwl) diagnosed Ill\' pus• ave persons The classes are anonymous. ('lass topics will include heahh issues, nutri11on, safer sex legal nsucs anJ 111rd1catrnns Clients will .il~o rec.:c1vc an Immune System Panel, "h1ch will 111clude a CD4 (Tcell) count, ~p~ (syphilis) tes1, CJl(" (<.:omplclc hlood tount), and a rB skin test. All of these scrvu:es are free to the client. Cla" >pace " limited, so please contact 7 J ).520-2000 to make reservations for an upcom111g class. "Ille next set ot clas\Cs are offered on Jan. 7 & 9 lrom 5:30 to 8pm. On Jan. 13. a Spanish class will be offered. On Jan. 21 & 23, the classes continue from 5:30 to 8pm John Bradshaw Noted author, theologian, and lec­turer John Bradshaw will be featured at The Ko lbe Project 's first Potluck & Community Concerns Program of 1997 The program begins at 7pm and concludes at 9pm Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997. Following a potluck dinner, partic ipants will voew the first half of Bradshaw's address to the national Dig­nity Convention on Los Angeles last summer. The Kolbe Pro1ect 1s located 11 1509 Fair­view, JUSI half a block west of Common­wealth. The phone number 1s 522-8182 . Celebrate '97 New Year's Eve Celebrate 97! at 1he Wyndham Warwick benef1tong Ber-l ing Community Servke Foundation 1s an annual event and a lot of fun! For mfo call 529 6071. Wholistic Health A Christmas Wholos11c Health & Psy­chic Fair sponsored by CenterPoint will be held Saturday. Dec. 21 from 10:30 am to 6 pm. Con,ult their top psychic read­ers and buy your Christmas Angels, Crystals. or relax wuh a head & foot mas­sage Localed at 7621 Wcstview. Cen1erP01nt c.an be reached at 688~ 7224. Christmas Toy Drive The ~ational Leather Association: Houston (Nl.A:ll) contonues to ho>1 their 61h Annual Children'> Chrosimas Tuy Drove henel1t1ng the kids of the PW A Coal111on and The Loving Arm~ Foundation rhe collecllon boxes are ava1lahle and will he collected on Dec 22 in tome to dostrohute the toy' to the respec11ve charnoes so they can pre­pare them for Chri!<>trna~ morning Collection boxes arc located at Ven~ tureN, Crossroads, Basic Brothers , Briarpatch, Mary's, Pac1f1c Street, Ripcord. Leather By Boots. Outpost, and m many 01her loca11ons . For further info, call Neil Thompson at 7 I 3·861- 2598 or lax 713-861·5969 Welcome Home La Wanda By I.EE DAVIS Cungratula11on' and a hearty Wei· come llome to Jlou,ton ' own LaWanda Jackson Adding still another crown to her already Jam-packed loara display case, 1.aWanda was mo't recently awarded the title of Miss Louisiana US ol A '97 '98 Rece1v1ng her Associate Degree 111 Theater Arts from the University of Oregon, J.aWanda began her career ma high school talent show on Portland, Oregon. Yclli, at took a lot of courage for her to pull off a drag performance on front ol her peers, hul she indeed won . At the age ot 18, !.aWanda won the Mis­Oregon Pageant. Wuh total support from her family & friend,, I.aWanda has amassed addo - /,a Wanda a.i 1hr ln·,s 1oday Is it /;\'' I.oWondo1 t1onal title< of Moss Hou.ion Emeri· tus, Mo" Blad Universe Emernus and twelve more too many lO hst here' She has tuured on fokyo, Japan Free port, Grand Bahamas, Las Vegas, Nevada wuh l.aCage; Vienna. Austria, Br1t"h Columhoa. Lake Tahoe, Nevada ; Mexico City, Mexico. llous· ton. Texas and Biloxi, M1ssi~sipp1 She has appeared on Good Mornong llou>ton, hye on L.A •• Mark Wahl herg, Richard Bey and the Jerry Spro ngcr Show i:uture endeavor' find Lawanda anx· mus to start her own male-up lmc. wnte a Mory of her hfc anJ tunes m \how biz, and worlong at the Club Ol 1n New Orleans. For hoolong onlormatoon, Fax 504· 362·0002 or Voice Mali 504·947-7788. nr U II I.a Wanda as t\·tn·ont 's "Endlus /.o\·t 1~tlazy J 312 Tuam • Houston (713) 528-9343 Siio*w SATURdAy, DECEMbER 21 MC: MichAElAy GUESTS: KARA DioN - Miss HousroN F.F.I. Nikki ColliNs VicroRiA NicolE WilliAM SMirh - MR. S.E. TEXAS All-AMERiCAN FRIDAY NIGHT 8-BALL LEAGUE MEMbERs o ... ty Snck ARO~\d & D~'iCE wnli OUR DJ Bill Co\zAlcz v E N T u R E • N 2923 Main Houston 522-0000 Check Out Our Long Power Hour and Low Prices Noon Open to 9:00 pm 7 Days a Week ALL WELL/BEER/WINE 1.75 Now that we're the ONLY bar in the 2900 block of Main, we have plenty of FREE lighted parking NEVER A COVER CHARGE Cuervo Shots $2.50 Everyday All the Time FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 9:00pm till ?? ~ Guest Bartenders on the "TOP" ~ ~ The Lancers Motorcycle Club _ SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 5pm till ?? © Cookout on the "FARSIDE" ©· F.l.S.T. Guest Barlending Thurs: 4-Bpm HIV Testing Free & Confidential HOUSTON VOICE I DECEMBER 20, 1996 13 Services Directory STEWART ALLEN ROBIN DESIGNS ~"ITWART A ROOIN R Ardutcctun: .l400 M::=e Bl\d Suttc605 Hcus1on, 1 CU\ 77006 1713) S23-61SS fax (713) S23-619J Papa 281 ·72S.()934 New Tires at Competitive Prices Auto Repair & Service Foreign and Domestic Cars 1 ~-----------------------------------------J 526- 3723 Taft Street Auto Repair & Service ~ Elc.:.·1n.;al Repair Cart>urclor C<m1ple1c Br-.tkc' al'K.1 Tune· Up Fuel Ma.roror Minor Repair lnJ«"tlon 1411 Taft Houston, Texas 77019 Book<, mu<ic and more for the lesbian, gay and fem1mst commumt1es 184& Richmond A"e· Houston, Tex.u 77098 (713) 521-3369 (8001 931 ·3369 The Coffee MAN JoANNE & LEE louNdER ESPRESSO BAR "' 18111 EGRET BAy Blvd. • ("s1d£ HAif PRICf BooksTORE) CIEAR LAKE ')/(,ut 'fOtPi ~ ~ FRl£1'dly ArMospl.iERE SA~dw1cl.ies C!.im coffEE LATTE ANd (281) 794- TRIVIA CAppuci~o fROZE/I/ dRl'ks MORE 1}60 Crossroads Market & B 0 0 ~. £!__Q R .§: .......... 4 www.cro,)market.com/wekomc 1111 Wes1hc1mer • Housion. Texas 77006 (71 ]) 942-0147 • Fax (713) 942-8871 3930 Cedar Springs Road • Dall3'. Texas 75219 (214) 52 I ·8919 . rax 1214) 521 ·8595 Made Fresh Daily CHRISTY'S DONUTS lloocUlll. Crooasanls. Kolaches. M"'"1I Mon. - Sat. 5 a.m. -8 p.m Sunday 6 a.m. - 3 p.m. 1103W Gray al Monlroee Houston, Texas 77019 TEL: (713) 524-4005 Seanv Heng MACKMURDO'S Happy Holidays FllO\t JAVA JAVA CA ff ii HflGlfTS AJ:OVf fLOJ(trr OlR TF'iTll YF.AR SKR\Jn: nRST 1/lTEtJIATIONAl TASTE NElaHJOr.HOOD PIACE 911 w. I ITll ~·. 191).JAVA OPf"I SfVP."I DAYS Steve Oxener Olllnl llallfr 713{18&Q2.5 7131874-1335 Fu Your Business Card Could Go Here! Call 529-8490 for details! 14 HOUSTON VOICE I DECEMBER 20, 1996 Services Directory Counseling/Psychotherapy Individuals • Couple • Fam11y Group Counseling Jean-Louis Armand, L.M.S.W.-A.C.P Karena Valkyrie, M.A. Montrose 529-5427 Jeffrey A. Walker, Ph.D. C 1n a Psychologist Psychotherapy · Testing· Consultation Adults, Children, ~Adolescents 4200 Montrose Blvd. Suite 540 Houston, Texas 77006 By Appointment (713) 522-7014 Fax: (713l 8112·0662 r--------------------, $10.00 Off Tuxedo Rental or Purchase With This Coupon Tuxedo Sales and Rentals for Ladies and Genllem«t 1212 W. 43rd Street HoUSlon, TX. 77018 (713) 688-3199 Fax (713) 688-3390 7710$ Cheny Park Houston, TX. 77095 (713) 345-81159 Margaret Messinger Owner 3400 Montrose, Suite 105 Houston, Texas 77006-4330 (713) 522-1896 • Fax (713) 522-0708 flULL scnvtCF &A l ON JOE SALVATO ALLEN DUHON MICHELLE HAIR DESIGNER HA IR OE SIGNE" R naiJs )110 KIRIY Olt SUITE 10111 MOUSTON, TX 17011 713 • 521 -22'2 WILLIAMS, BIRNBERG & ANDERSF.N, l- 1.P. MITCHELL KATINE Attorney at l.Aw (713) 981-9595 FAX (713) 981·8670 MkacintO@counul.com 6671 Soulh,.tsl Frw}.. Sit. 303 Hous1on. TX 77074-2284 PAUL RUTLEDGE, R.M.T. Registered Massage Therapist DEEP TISSUE "" Sports. Exerase. and Sore Musdes RELAXING tor Oays/E~ lrvout CaAs lnrtJal Massage Doscount (713) 686·1736 Pager (713) 833-2931 Slress. Tensoon. Headaches. and Sleeplessness l?SYCHIC l?REDICTIONS BY [)QRA L·-·· Do d 35 }-· .. rs C'>1.p<r1c. ·c ""d cc- <s:C"uet arts and mystcrn:s of P:,-.. cb1l.: ph~nomcnons 1n "enng a• )OU qucstrnn on Jove.~ rclauonshtp and c;1rccr (713) 785-1576 Specw/171ng in 1btrology Chart.,. P<1lm1Slr)' and Tarot Card ReacJing.1 ~ Pampered Tanning on Original German Tanning Equipment! Even on a Queen Size Waterbed• A Euro Tan Exclusive! Except no tm1tat1011s Only The BeAfor Yw. ErQm..1.5. 3701 Montrose Blvd. call 529.5100 HOUSTON VOICE I DECEMBER 20, 1996 15 ATS &-ENTERJAINMENT The Lure of the Smithsonian Ira Levin's Deathtrap Hits Houston Exhibit Adds Selena's Pantsuit By RAY\fO'iD TERRY Emperors of the Ming Dynasty, tunes of some ancicn• compos1t1on. and other things, you have never seen from places you never heard of, may 001 roll off your Texas longue, but the items 1n the American Smithsonian exhibit wdl seem as familiar as an old family album you have only heard of but nOI seen. The names are all familiar 10 you. the events have been etched mto your memory The rcsuhs of past deeds arc a pan of your every day fife This exhibn IS as real and excituig as any you 11<ill sec And, qutte 11<ell done . Of !he 140 m1 _on items m the Smirhsonian col­lect on. spec a. efforts ha\le been made to select ob;ccts that would appeal to the widest possible audience .. wrucs J ~ichael Car­ri& an. Drrcccor of the lnuuuuon The exh bit at the George R. Brown Conven­uon Ccnccr downto\\'n 1s 50 large and wel. executed that crowding 1s not a problem. Everything 15 accessible and clear co see Mos! of the de!ailed 1rc-ns are displayed in free standing cases that m"ue you to walk all !he way around for !he full 360 degree view ThlS 1s pamcularly true of the Fust Ladies• iowns Mamie E senhower's inaugura1 gown ts so Mamie 1t 1s v.c ~ just Mamie Friends of Dorothy w1r love the shoes rest­ing unobtrusively off to the side a!most in sem1·darkness except for lhc pinpoints of hght Just across the v.ay are some of the m:>st fabulous JCVrC1.s you could ever v.;rnt to see One pe son was surprised al the size and appare"lt ""e•ght of the d1amo'1d earnngs and wondered ak>ud how they would ever stay m pbce A man rumed to her and said, ·w11y, supe• g :JC 1f nothing else It's been done before E\ieryonc nodded as if to say t ~ould be worth the effon The rare Tiffany lamp would fit •nto any dccor.mng scheme h too 1s I g'ued by rmy pmpomts that make n • appear io be a rare Jewef;usclf Ja1 '!;' A11d1·bon "'1sued the first capitol of Texas \\hen n was on Mam Street and has por· trait--and those of some of his birds-have returned only a few blocks away. Both U.S Presidents from Te:us, Lyndon Johnson and George Bush, are featured, as are the gowns of their wives From NASA to Indian anifacts and assorted adventurers. Texas and the we~t arc well represented Ea~1ly one of the mos1 outstanding and pop­ular of the exh1b11s 1s 1he operational car· ousel 1hat is so perfect in every detail and in such pristine conduion tha1 many people JUSt sn and stare although you are encour· aged 10 take a spin In, and unto itself the pteec as a wort of an and wtll bnng ou1 all your whims1cal daydreams The Tucker auto mobile beckons from the paSl 11<ilh a look 1ha1 IS no more than yesterday, 1f not tomorrow. Down 10 the 1m1est detail the e:11:h1bi1ion rcflcct.s a love of an and a destrc to share it wllh everyone The 'ighting effects are designed 10 cast thousands of tiny shadows splattered across walkways and washing walls in shapes from dots to stars to flags There 1s plenty of space for wheelchai~ and strollers. Adequate seating both to rest and reflect is everywhere throughout the gen· erous spaces. The atmosphere is not as quiet as a church, nor as rowdy as a street fesuval, but people do tend 10 $peak in hushed tones AfteralJ. these are 1hc actual legends we have all heard about smce our youth Finally, they are 1us1 tiches away The mother and sister of the late pop smgmg sensauon Selena have provided the exhibit wnh a new 11em ro display The Tc:Jano super star's purple pantsu t, 1hat she donned dur mg a Feb 26 concen ar the Astrodome m 1995 11<11l be par! or !he Smuhsonian s l!aV ehng exh bit Selena was murdered m Cor pus Chrisu JUSI one month after he ... Houston appearance Probably the most e,I g.ht en ng aspect of •he exh1bu 1ha1 11 free to j evervone You may pay a smali fee to n~'en·e 11d;;ts for a special lime but 10 1he masses, u tS free of'-'large 10 anyone You '4111 enjoy the Sm11hson1an cxh1bll tnr a' llS 1plendor Ticke1s go on sale Sunday, Dec 8 for Ira Levin'> DEATHTRAP, siarnng F.111011 Gould and Mariette Hartley, as n begins us rollercoaster adventure across the coun 1ry The comedy 1hnller will play Jones Hall from Dec 24 ·29 as a presentation of the 1996·1997 Mas1erCard Broadway Series Playwrighl Sidney Bruhl, Ell1011 Gould, specializes in mystery thrillers-well. at least he used to Unfortunately, he's suf4 fcring from a string of failures and a short· age of funds. Enter young protege Clifford Anderson, Doug Wert, who has written a play so good "'e\i·en a great director couldn't ruin it•• This could be the break that Bruh! needs but would he, could he kill for a h11' Toge1her .,.,1th his wife Myra. Manene Hartley, they scheme co entice this promising new play wright to visit them tn their lovely home in Westport Connecticut Under the direction ot John T1llinger, Ira Levin's ingeniously constructed play unfolds wnh a rare blending of gasp-mduc mg thrills, spontaneous laughter mys~ tery, murder, and mayh-cm Dealin& with the devious mat:hmations of a writer of 1hrilltrs who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortune it provides twisters and turns and sudden shocks in such abundance 1ha1 audiences will he held spellbound until the very last moment. Jack Kroll of Newswuk says tha! DEATHTRAP is .. A rollercoas1er of laughs and screams!" DEATHTRAP remains one of the longest running thrillers in Broadway h1s1ory The Ne"' York produc11on played 1809 per­formances and was nominated for four 1978 Tony Award; including Besi Play. Tickets are on sale all Ticket Master loca 4 tions including all Blockbus1er Mu~ic. Foley"s, Randalls, and Fiesta stores. To charge by phone, call 629 3700 T1cke1S are priced from $34 10 S40 Performance 11mes are Tuesday lhrough Friday al Spm, Satur· day al 2pm and 8pm and Sunday al 2pm and 7pm. Please note that the matinee on Sat 4 urday, Dec. 28 will be signed for 1he hearing impaired The TIO# for 11ckeis IS I ·800· 755·6244 A Hair Raising Experience By DA\ ID RICHAROSO'I llair-lhe American Tr.bal love rock Musical comes !O lhe llous1on slage via Empire Produciions for .even pertormance; at Cullen Per· formance Hall, Dec. 261h through the 31st Hair, a defini1ion of !he genera· tion of pea(.;C and love features popu ar 1ngs ~uch a~ 00A4uarius, ' "Let 1he Sunshine In," "llair," "Good Morning Starshrne' and man) 01h ers wuh lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado Music is by Gall Mac· Dermo!. The Housion produc11on will be diree1ed by Derrick Morgan and lick· et> are available al all Ticke1masier loca11ons or by callrng 52 l RADO s eevite,, Mr. Gay Houston All-American 1997 Miss TGRA 1996 Miss Gentry 1997 Candidate for Emperor XIII of the Royal Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Single Star Houston, Inc. ''e<JJMe ~ OHe o1 (JfQl e~ teadeu ~ ~ t4 ~ ~ (JfQl e~ eu E~ 'X'l'l'l:' 16 HOUSTON VOICE I DECEMBER 20. 1996 IT'S A STORY WE'VE HEARD MANY TIMES BEFORE.GAY MEN ENGAGING IN WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS SAFE SEX. ONLYTO CATCH HEPATITIS A THE MOST COMMON S THROUGH ORAL/ANAL • EFFECTS AFTER RECE CONTACT OR HANDLING A CONDOM. THE VIRUS LITIU SORENESS N RARELY KILLS, BUT IFYOU GET HEPATITIS A. VOMITING, I /, CALL 1 !J !} !h~ !l' ABDOMINAL PAIN.JAUNDICE FOR MORE INFORMAT ON AND DIARRHEA CAN AND MAKE SURE YOUR S OR DEBILITATE YOU FOR WEEKS. HAS A HAPPY ENDING FORTUNATELY. THERE'S HAVRIX, PLEASE SEE THE WORLD'S FIRST VACCINE IMPORTANT AGA NST HEPATITIS A. 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This landmark study Y.hich was reported in The Lancet on October 12, 1996, Y.as conducted by leading researchers at Beth Israel Medical Center and New York Uni­versity Medical Center. Among other findings, 1t documented a two-thirds de­crease m ne" HIV infections among in­jection drug users enrolled at five community-based. legal, needle exchange programs m New York City. The Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center \\as one of these sues. and is unique in that 111s the only center that includes programs specifically geared to female intravenous drug users, including a "Women only" needle exchange In addition to providing clean needles, the Lower East Side Center runs a wide range of programs for community members, all in a supportive, non-Judgmental environ­ment, including peer counseling, an HIV support group, TB screenings, and the "Day of Pampering," which was initially set up to provide a "safe space" for female clients to relax and have a meal Y.h1ch genmg free haircuts and manicures. The Elizabeth Ta)lor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) is a non-profit corporation Through hTAF, Ms. 'I aylor seeks to I) support organi1.ations delivering direct care and senices to AIDS patients. 2) support organi1.ations that provide educa­tion to the public regarding the AIDS virus and the prevention of AIDS, and 3) support organiz.ations conducting research to develop treatments and a cure for AIDS. Requests for information on ETAF, and donations can be sent to P 0. Box 55995. Shennan Oaks, CA 91413 In Loving Memory JOHN D. MUNSELL, Ill John arrived into this world October 5. 1965 He departed to the heavens on December 4, 1996 A celebration of his life was held December 7th at Hyde Park Funeral Home John collected experiences and especially, he amassed friends with whom he could share great times John, early this Spring, found home with his lifemate, James McCain, Jr whom he 1s survived by, along with many friends who will always remember his voice, his smile and love We'll miss you "Johnny Cat" See ya in the next life With Love, James, Becky, Dan, Richard, Charlie, Bruce and Paul OFFER GOOD UNTIL JANUARY 2. Year End Leather Clearance. Savings Up To 50%. 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One morning. in the middle ot the ~ork wed. .. I wa~ summoned from my patient's bed side to an!lwer a c.all at the nurse's desk. Jan y,as phoning me from her JOb, where she had been interrupted by the emergency. She had one hour. 'he said, to decide whether to accept a six monih old infant we barely knew mto our home rndeflnite ly. The baby had been abused severely enough that Child Protecuve Serv· ices would be placing her rn an anonymous foster home, 1f we declined . The parents had confessed and were coopera11ng . They were ulong CPS to consider us as their child's guardians rather than choosing strangers The baby we took home was severely 111 and damaged We both m1s,.ed weeks of work try­ini to reor1an1ze our hfe and survive our traeedy " In the end we both lost our JObs try· mg to cope. Not having had children m almost two decades , and never under such excruc1 at1n1 c1rcum!;tanccs, we urgently needed a lawyer. a ped1au1c1an, diapers, food and .supplies And, we needed day care Dunng that abyss, I met Becky and the loving, healing teachers and caregivers (they arc all caregivers there. the reccpt1on1sts, the adminisuuors, the volunteers) at Avalon Academy_ Even 1hough I had an appointment and had practiced my speech before I go1 there. Becky introduced herself and inquired, more like a therapist than an educator. about our needs I fell sobhing into her arms and revealed 1he horror of our family's recent debacl~ Beck)' introduced me to Angela, and ~h Hortencia, and Evelyn. and Ana L1han. all of whom heumc Jan . .,. and my source of advice and support and comfon for a long urue We \\ere cncouraied to "'hare our grid "illh 1hcm, and C\plam 1he baby's e..,pern:nce to 1hem. '° 1ha1 they ... .Juld take care ol all of us. Aod 1hey dod The baby grc\\ 'ld 101 sassy and happy She .earned to 'A all and to Llnderstand hnghsh and Spanish J'he three o" us !earned 10 trust and IO\C people aiam When our employers could no longer colcratc out trequent absences due to the heanngs .,_,.e were required 10 attend, 1he baby's medical and dental appoin1mcn1s and Jan·s une~pC(.ted heart attack (how could we have hcen surprncd'.•) Avalon Academy allowed u' 10 leave etur ~ahy at school wnh 1he promise that we would pa)', someho.,_, later. They allowed Jan 10 barter her from desk skills m exchange for day care that JUSt happened to be heart-healing for all of us During her s11nt as Avalon Academy s reception1s1, Jan began to notice all the cute loule kods being dropped off by their moms m outfit!. decorated with rainbows and pink triangles. These were mostly kids with two dads and J.;ids wuh two moms. There were kids w Ith ~ts of m1~matchcd parents (a mom and a dad). These kods tended 10 wear a 101 of Bamey­mo11 f clothes Some were "'locals" (from Montrose) but ~ome were seekers from as far away b West U and the "burbs.• Some were from wealthy families who could afford to pay full tu111on, some were foster children whose fees were paid for aranu provided by Neigh· borhood Centers Almost all of the kids our bab}' went 10 ~hool w11h are still at Avalon Academy. They all Still play beneath the Grandmo1her Tree. learn their chakras and auras and study cham­pions like Mar11n Lu1her Krng and Buddha and Jesu!l-and hkc Becky Watson and John ­nie Mac, Paula. Roseanne. Gustavo and Rose Our hahy docs not go to Avalon Academy any more She's not even our baby anymore. Bui while we had her-and the months 5he spent al Avalon-'A;H an enchanung llme for us The school 1s named aflcr the 1\land where Krng Arthur wen1 to reco,er from 1he "'ounds he o;uf­fcred in his last haule I c.an'1 thin._ of a ticue place to tie Jaz.z ruNnmtnds Avalon -4 cadtmv 10 all htr frit11d~ Mho havt Aids Tht tducauon offtrtd 1htrt u rupenor. and 1ht staff u magn Call 524 II 74 for mort mjo,mal•on ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT /~~ In~andescentJimmy James Return Performance at 1 Rich's B~ JON Al\TllO' Y Indeed, talking lo Jimmy James on the phone can be interesting The !iOft !ipoken 0t:ndrogynou!i performer encompasses a combtnallon of benevolence and intel­ligence in her demeanor that in~p1res . Jame~. who is working regular!) on the n1gh1club ClrCUll IO New York C11y, will be performrng December 27 a1 Roch's Currently working on an album optioned hy Warner Bro,. Rec· ord!i, Jame~ 1s chang· ing the course of her career and fot:U!;ing more on mu,1c An accompltshed \.'OCalis1 • .,.. ho loves the performers he vocally 1mperson· ales, will be head mg co l·urope to record two new songs for the label "They need two more!' gooc.I songs to do 1hc alhum,'" b) Boy George" ;aid James James believes lhat his "'ork as a female 1mpcr!itrnator, e\pec1all) h1!<i renowned Marilyn Monroe 1mpcrsonat1on, cul-. mmatcd with the Kenar Women·,. clothing bollboard-.,11h her "' Marilyn, Judy Garland and Beue Dav" along w11h Lmda Evangelista-d1,played m Times Square New York James want!\ lO move on and avoid stereotyping and broaden his horizons in the music 1ndu~tr)· · Recording and get11ng a hit record 1s my primar) focus," intoned James c:i.cla1ms an c'uber~ J1mm•; Jam ts as Bn erl> Many impersonators of Jimmy's stature, albeit !here are lew. have made huge amounts of money on the Las Vega!; circuit. ho"' ever, that does not interest Jame~ ult ~ boring The money •~ g0<od, bul I don"t wan< 10 stifle my creall\11) Maybe 1<hen I'm 50" James aho conuib~ u1es lo the communll) 1hrough her urcless benefit perform ances 'lH commu'l ~y char111cs She 11.; an ac1•ve force ~Ith 1he anl James Ne" York C11y bqull} 'I J.iaH· onl) rt!'corde!'d one song for Warner Jt"s reall) unhc:ard of 10 have a lahel hear onr son~ iind approve an option," 'ays Jame~ Ja llt'S lllClHJ'IOldlCS ~tellar star!\ into ht\ reper1oire lk loves them all and has \lud· 1cd lhcm accordingly ll1s mosl recent add11ton ts 1-vcr)lhong But The G rl 'In the show m Houston. 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Resolving past problems will do absolute won­ders for you, and the freer you feel emotionally, lhe more you will be ready to expenence everything around you Time spent with your significant other will be memorable ARIES (March 21-April 20) It's lime to pull out the slops and go ahead with plans everything you need is now m place. Your partner 1s annoyed at your independent na-ture, so resolve this conflict as soon as possible The idea of how things are sup­posed to be, and reality, are different TAURUS (Apnl 21 - May 21) Don't Jump to conclus10ns, 1f 11 looks great, 1t proba­bly 1s look beyond appearances and check all facts. Your 1ntu1!1on 1s nghl on tar­get. so play your hunches You have a lot going for you, and your energy level 1s high, be careful of your own strength. GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) Slop feeling sorry for yourself Crying over spilled milk will gel you nowhere. look around you and realize how full your hie truly 1s Take a lesson from a friend and let their enthusiasm and upbeat nature rub off on you Don't bile off more than you can chew CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Check your financial dealings - you may have over­looked something that will only cause problems later. Smee you are not fond of change, don't alarm when a timeless tradition unravels, do your best lo roll with the punches. Don't let someone gel away w1lh what 1s yours LEO (July 24- August 23) With your cool approach you have managed lo accom­plish a task of quite lhe magnitude Congratulations. Plan lime lo unwind, w1lh your significant other Your week will fly by because your hard work will give you quite a b1I of sallsfact1on VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) 1rs time lo examine your dependence on those who are normally undependable Financial matters need Juggling this week look at cutting your losses and moving on. Don't save your love for the perfect person. there are those around you now who would be a great partner LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) There 1s good cause to keep from letting your feelings get the best of you A cool and reasonable appearance will get you farther than roller coaster emotions. Your pnmary love relationship 1s heading 1n a new direcilon This wtll be beneficial to the both of you SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) The weight of the world seems to be on your shoulders this week Continue doing a good job, but try not to take &och a serious attJlude. 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Making your home a more comfortable place may require a small mveslmenl PISCES (February 20 - March 20) The choices you make will rest on your ability to tell the difference between what looks good and what really 1s 1n your best m­leresl If looking for a d1plomahc solut10n concerning co-workers. 11's best to lake everyone involved into consideration. Do something nice for someone ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT Uh ... uh-huh ... uh ... uh-huh ... this sucks! By CHRIS Rtl11iDQlllST MTV' s big screen presentation " Beavis and Butt head Do America" opens in theaters on Frtday, Doc. 20th . The movie carries a PG-13 rating for language. Apparently MTV felt stifled by rhe government re<tric­tions that have been placed on the con­tent of the TV ~enes, and rhe big screen allows much more freedom of expres­" on for creator M 1ke Judge The most unu<ual thing about thl\ movie 1s that 11 acrually has a plot This 1s a maJOr departure from the series . The nightly excumons of lleavi< and Butt· head into adolescent humor are inter· twined with clips from music videos. with very hule story line or ~tructure. The movie follows the duo acro.s the country and back again , in <earch of a TV Their's was stolen while they were in a catatonic stupor on 1hc couch In an effort to obtatn a new IV \they cannot cxiH without one) the two hecome involved with rn1crnational arms dealer:-., the ra1. a geriatric bu\ lour, and yes, Pre~1dent Clinton As amu\tng as this plot sounds, 11 isn't. There are about I 0 minutes out of the 90 minute running time that are even mildly amusmg. These arc the scenes that pick up the segments from the series that tnvolve "fire" and Butt· head·, caffeme mduced alter ego "Corn 1 Hollo." Even loyal lleavl\ and Butt -head fans will be un1mpre'5ed by thl\ • produc· lion. My •uggestmn 1$ that 1f you really feel a burning need to see 1h1s movie, wait for u co come out on video. You will not have to wall long. 20 HOUSTON VOICE I DECEMBER 20, 1996 Elders continued ... (Ccmlmu~dfronr page 7) markedly reduce violence, markedly re­duce our prison population and markedly reduce drug usage. So, it makes no sense that we don't deal with these problems." Clinton played a role in the controversial and incandescent verbal melee that en­sued. At a World AIDS Day Conference, Elders gave a speech on the necessity of breaking The Legalization of Drugs down taboos against talking about sex in order to counter the epidemic. Afterwards, When Surgeon General, Dr. Llders was an one of the psychiatrists asked what she advocate for studying the issue of legaliza- thought about the prospects concerning tion of drugs. In fact. many historians discussion and promotion of masturbation, credit her with bringing the issue to the as a means of reducing risky behavior. forefront of the political spectrum. Conse- Being a strong proponent of comprehen­quently. voters in two states have ap- sive health education, as long as it was proved legislation to legalize marijuana "age appropriate and complete," she for medicinal purposes. Elders comments replied that children should be taught all on the subject drew the ire of the religious the things they needed to know. right and stirred national debate over the Later on Nightline, the question Y.as issue. brought up by Ted Koppel who felt that "I feel that we need to study the Elders had avoided the question. Wanting [legalization of drugs). To spend as much to convey that she believed human sexual­money as we spend on [fighting drug use) ity should be covered in health education every year and to refuse to address and that masturbation was a part of human (studying legalizat1on] makes absolutely sexuality, she remarked· "In regard to no sense," says Flders masturbation, I think that is part of human Elders said she does not advocate legaliz- sexuality and perhaps it should be taught." ing drugs, just studying it. She feels that Widely unnoticed by the media, the re­most people fully comprehended what she mark took on a life of its own and spiraled meant. except those who wanted to inter- into a media frenzy several weeks later. pret her remarks for something they were "It got blown out of proportion but not not - primarily the religious right extrem- because of the press. The press was all ists. there, they didn't even mention it when it "My remarks have been interpreted that was said, 1t was a [none issue)," rcmem­way these people wanted to interpret them bers Elders "It was only after the Presi­That's their privilege and right. They dent fired the Surgeon General that it was wou Id take a few words and tum it into an issue - and it is an issue," she claims what they wanted to," relayed Elders. "I "When there is something that you can't had said we should study the drug issue say that is so great that it will cause a rhey said that I rec- ~-------'---------, President to fire ommendcd the le- "We've taught the Surgeon Gen-gali;; 111on of drugs eral, well then 11 is Well, that \\3S a lie," teCnGf!.CTS What (Q do a big issue." explains Llders • / j ( lier cnti , "ere " 1·1 1 1 m t 1e rant seat o 1c pcop c t 1at arc outraged and inter-pushing the drug is- ca rs. no ii we have I 0 preted her remarks sue arc the same 10 infer that she people that are out teach them lrhat to do condoned teaching there pushing the far masturbation by right agenda, push- in lhl! back " demonstration ing the abortion 1s- '-------~--------' "This again, was sue, who love little another one of the Christian right lies to fetuses as long as their in somebody else's promote their agenda. The problem is that womb but care nothing about children." the President fell for it." The Religious Right Long a target of the religious right, Elders has been characterized as having little, if any, morals and is accused of promoting issues that are detrimental to the stability of society. In her autobiography. Joycelyn Eldert. MD From Sharecropper's Daughter to Surgeon General of the United States of America, co-authored with David Chanoff, Elders delves into her spiritual roots and religious beliefs which contradicts any.picture her opponents would lil-c to convey about her. "As far as I am concerned, you have your oY.n set or religious or family values and I have mine. And most people out their crit1c111ng my family, my family' values and my morals ... have far fewer morals than I Y.Ould ever dream or stooping to their level in getting. They lie. They care nothing about children And, they use the backs of children to support their issues. To me, I fell that that 1s the worst kmd of morals" The Masturbation Controversy Dr r lders remains pu11led as to why her masturbation comments created such hy­perbole And, as her autobiography in­forms, the religious right "as not alone in their cn11c1sm of her remarks. Indeed. both Donna Shalala, Sl"Cret.ir) of Health and llum.m Services and first lad) Hillary AIDS and Protease Inhibitors 1:.lders concurs Y.l!h many m the medical community that there is a new sense of hope surrounding the new Protease In­hibitors, a combmat1on drug therapy pre­scribed to individuals innicted with the disease. Although, she is cautiously optimistic, El­ders does not believe the Protease In­hibitors offer a false sense of hope. "We know that they've been helpful. We knoY. that they are. so far. helping to reduce the division of the virus and really inhib1tmg the enzymes that the virus needs to dmde. I think they are a wonderful (add111on] to what's already there. We certainly thmk that their all important and their all help­ful," said Elders. But, she reasoned, "they are a not a cure We do not have a cure. We do not have a vaccine." The former Surgeon General is convinced that scientists are taking the A IDS issue very seriously and arc diligently working to contain 11. "I thmk they are attacking [AIDS] as aggressively and as rapidly as they can. Sometimes breakthroughs JUSt happen They just come. They're looking for something else and then discover something different. We have to keep looking. But we may find an anrner to­morro"' or we ma) not find an ans" er for a long tnne V...'e all hope tomorro\\ ," ex- K 'Nrlmwd on foll u nx pag~J After 3 cold weeks without st l'\-~e're a~: decofa,,ed & Friday December 20th at I We are gomg to fill thew up with twinkle lights, cat refreshments, o On YourNextVNttoHo!Non ... What you get at the 11Wtel on the highway & what you get at the Montro se fon Motel Heterosexuals w11h kids fighting next door. Montrose Inn: Gay men next door. Only gay men. Nothing but gay men. Motel. Several miles to the gay bars . Montrose Inn: S tiny blocks to the gay bars. Motel. Drive to the gay bars & pay SS to park Or take a SIS cab Montrose Inn: Walk to the gay bars. Or take a $3 cab ------ Motel: Drive back from the gay bars and risk the cops making you walk the straight line. Or take a SIS cab Montrose Inn: Walk back from the gay bars. Or take a S3 cab. Motel: Pay $39 to $95 a night for a room. Montrose Inn: Pay $41 to S79 a night for a room Motel: Eat in their restaurant Food for the masses. Pay plenty. SI soft dnnk machine Montrose Inn· Complimentary late night sandwiches & full breakfast the next day. Free soft drink>, JU1ces, coffee 24 hours. Motel Cruise the parking lot and get threatened. Montrose Inn: Cruise the hallways. Please! Motel: The receptionist sneers at you Montrose Inn: The receptionist winks at you Motel: Washing machine? Ironing board? Hair dryer? Refngerator7 Stove? Microwave? VCR & gay movies? Are you kidding? Montrose Inn: All of the above. Free to use. Motel: Full size bed, everything else is plastic. Montrose Inn: Queen size bed, hardwood floors. hardly any plastic. Motel: Maid knocking 8 a.m., you moan but she's coming in anyway. Checkout 11 a.m. Montrose Inn: Handsome man next door knocking 11 a.m. to Join him for breakfast. Checkout I p.m. Ruuvations requuted. 1-800-357-1228. The house at 408 Avondale. The Montrose Inn 1s NOT a motel. We're NOT a hotel. We're a Bed & Breakfast. (And we're Basic&: Butch. We're the B&:B that'< B&B.) We're completely different! HOUSTON VOICE I DECEMBER 20. 1996 21 ",',. ' , , .- - --r .,,,,,._.,,,,,. ,_, ~ ~ ~PLfifiT ttOOSI: ~ §E!~61U Z Dz. 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Education and Prevention Recent studies have sho"n that man) )oung people bclie\e they are immune from getting AIDS and have been engaging in risky behavior. rhe increase of infection is especial!) alanning in the heterosexual community and "ithin other minority groups. "Our adolescence has been behaving in that [manner] forever," sa)> Elders. "No ado­lescent v.ants to be pregnant. Ninety-two percent are unplanned and unwanted and >el they go out gel im olvcd in irresponsi­ble behaHor," stated Udcrs. "We have to start ti') ing to educate them earl). What we do is wait until the)'ve gotten involved in all of these high risk behaviors and then, all of a sudden, we're going to go out and ti') 10 teach them We've got to start earl) and all of us have to be involved. ·1 he Schools. The Churches. The Communities," insists El­ders. In her book, l:lders recounts a remark she made one day in a speech concerning teenage sexualrty when she intoned: "We've taught teenagers "hat to do in the front ,eat of cars, no" "e have to teach them \\hat to do in the bac~" lier analog) \\aS that rf \\C y,erc instructing teenagers on traffic safct), "e should also be teach­ing them ho" 10 protect thcmsel,es from sexually transmitted dL\C3Sl'S and impreg­nating thcmsehcs "I told them that I ti:h 1ha1 A IDS aftccted far more )Oung people in the earl) Mages of their life, "hereas heart disease and cancer was usual!) at a later stage in lherr life," said Flders. "But, what )OU really should have heard was the end of [my speech]. I said: 'We spend more money in 1h1rty months on defense research than we spend in I 00 years on bio-mcdical re­search.'" I never said reduce the mone) "e spend on cancer research or cardio-vascular re­search," said Elders. "We Nl:ED 10 spend more mone) on AIDS research," empha­sized Elders. "Instead what ,_.·re doing is spending all of our mone) on weapons to kill." The American Public Although most people belreve she was mis­understood, Elders believe. otherwise. "I was so bus) wrlh the American public that I don't feel that they misunderstood me at all. I fell 1ha1 there was a group Iha! was trying lo paint me into a certain comer. I was out there and they heard me," said Elders. "Sixty percent of the American public un­derstood whar I sard. knew what I was about and understood and \\.ent along "ith it There "ere 30 percent out there who had no intention of understanding \\hat I was about and they ne>er "ill, explains 1-ldcrs "The difference is they "ere very vocal and the group that understood me "as 'Cl') silent." l lders has some chorce \\Ords for those "ho belicH condoms and absll· nencc arc the onl) preven1a1rve choices concerning sexual!) tran~m itted d1sca11.;cs and 'the answer' to the problem "This again. was another one of the Religion and Community While the Christian Rights lies to Mctropol11an tum Promote their agenda. munity Church of Resurrection The problem is that the <MCTRJ docs pro-vide AIDS cduca­Pres idenf jelf jor it." 1ion,manychurches "We've got a group'-------....--------- do not. I: special!) of people out there that are sa) ing u'e Afrrcan American condoms. Well, condoms break," exclaims churches Considering the fact 1ha1 the Elders. Abstinence? "The \O\\S of abstr- AIDS epidemic rs increa"ngly rising in the nence break far more quick!) than do con- African American communuy, the llous­doms," chides Elders "We've all got to gel ton Voice asked Dr Elders ho" churches, on the same page. To me, I feel that the especially black churche>. can a'l.,isl Christian Right have con1nbu1ed 10 the death of our young people." Government Research and Funding Several years ago, Elders was taken to task for allegedly recommending that govern­ment shou Id reduce the amount of spend­ing that rs geared towards heart disease and cancer research because they mostly af­fected older people who "ere going to die anyway . Again, she was misinterpreted and misunderstood. "That was blown and twisted," .. }S Elders. "I was asked before a committee about research." recalls Elders. She considers the notion 1ha1 she would suggest neglecting our senior citizens and allow them to die absolutely ludicrous. "Of course I didn't. Thar's the way the papers wanted 10 pul 11 ... lt matters not' I think there are far more old people that knoy, 1ha1 I've done more 10 rm prove their quality of life than somebody just running around talk mg about 11. Talk is drrt cheap." According 10 Elders, who was before the committee recommending an increase in AIDS funding, the) \\anted 10 knoy, Y.h) they should spend so much mone) on AIDS research Why shouldn't the) spend more money on cancer and heart research, rhe commutcc retoned "We've got to go out and real!) bcgm 10 educate our ministers so 1ha1 they can edu­cate their people. We have not educated our ministers well enough," infonns El­ders. "And, because of 1ha1, it's easy to sa1 - well, it's morally wrong and rl's a sin - and feel that you've done your job." "The important thing is we want them 10 really understand, first of all, they haven't done therr Job, but secondly, to grve them the materials and grve them all the infor­mation so they can begin 10 save their people in their community and I think they want to do that," says Elders. "You cannot educate m inrsters in a group.
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