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Twenty-fifth year of Pride wraps up June 29
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Houston Montrose Athletic Association.
Registration after June 13 is $20.
Trophies will be awarded to the first
overall male and female winners, the
first masters male and female winners,
and the first wheelchair winner. The top
five males and females in age groups 30-
34, 35-39, and 40-44 will receive awards.
The top three males and females in all
other age groups will receive awards.
The race will conclude with a party and
presentation of awards and door prizes
in Sam Houston Park. All participants
will receive a T-shirt.
For more information, go to www.geoci-
Sunday, June 22
1-4 p.m. Family and Youth Day
JPMorgan Chase hosts this family
event, which will include a moonwalk, DJ,
face painting, popcorn and cotton candy.
7-9:30 p.m. XALT: Xtreme Adoration of the Lord
Together (Praise Day)
Community Gospel Church, 4305 Lillian
Organizers plan an interactive night
of praise and worship to God and Jesus
featuring local talents in song, sign and
poem. A dessert reception and fellowship
7 p.m. Interfaith Gay Pride Service
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440
This celebration marks the pre-release
of an Interfaith Affirmation of
Inclusiveness signed by many of Houston's
pastors, priests and rabbis in support of
the GLBT community, according to the Rev.
Troy Plummer of Bering. Rabbi Todd
Thalblum of Temple Sinai will be present,
plus guest soloist and the choirs of Bering
Tuesday, June 24
6-8 p.m. "Outbreak: A Community Forum on Gay
Men's Sexual Health"
1415 Bar & Grille, 1415 California
Montrose Clinic will host this community forum to educate and/ or create awareness for the need for gay men to be tested
for sexually transmitted diseases,
6:30-9 p.m. Milam House -10 Years, One House,
Cost: Free; donations accepted on behalf of Milam
Milam House, 4100 Milam St.
The public is invited to tour Milam
House, which provides temporary housing
to men living with drug or alcohol addiction and HTV/AIDS. While they receive
treatment for their addiction, Milam
House residents attend school, hold jobs or
attend job-training programs. This is an
eight-bed facility with a maximum stay of
Refreshments will be provided by PWA
Coalition - Houston. For more information, contact Milam House at 713-520-9248,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to
Wednesday, June 25
8:30-10 am. Explaining HIV Drug Resistance: A
Cost: Free, but RSVP required
The Center for AIDS, 1407 Hawthorne
This meeting will be led by Andrew
Zolopa, M.D., clinical chief of the Division
of Infectious Diseases & Geographic
Medicine at Stanford University School of
Medicine. For more information, call the
center at 713-527-8219.
Thursday, June 26
7:30 p.m. "Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry
Theatre New West, 1415 California
This documentary screening is part of
the Texas Triangle's Profiles in Pride
7:30 p.m. (lobby opens); 8:30 p.m. (play begins)
"Could Angels Be Blessed"
Cost: $10, with proceeds benefiting GCAM
Theatre Suburbia, 1410 West 43™
This performance is a look at love, life
and expectations. Light refreshments will
be served at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the
Gulf Coast Archive & Museum of Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender
Friday, June 27
11 a.m.-5 p.m. National HIV Testing Day
Montrose Clinic, 215 Westheimer
The free rapid HIV antibody test provides results in less than 30 minutes.
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. National HIV Testing Day
Other sites for testing are:
• Donald R. Watkins Prevention Center, 8449
Bellfort St., Suite 140
• WAM, 12401/2 Post Oak Road, Suite 121
• Kashmere Annex, 3815 Cavalcade
• Progressive Amateur Boxing Association (PABA),
For more information, contact the
Houston Department of Health & Human
Services HIV/STD infoline at 713-794-9020.
Other agencies sponsoring the testing are
Bread of Life, Families Under Urban &
Social Attack (FUSSA), NAACP, Thomas
Street Clinic and St. Hope Foundation.
8 p.m. Pride Cabaret: Before the Parade Passes
Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave
A VIP Reception will follow the night's
performance by some of the most popular
local talents. This two-act review incorporates Broadway show tunes, popular standards, and comical skits, all within a Pride
theme, according to the PCOH Web site.
9 p.m.-2 a.m. Baile 2003
Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door
Radisson Astrodome, Sam Houston Ballroom, 8686
This Pride Week celebration is a black-
tie event and Hispanic celebration, including dance with musica latina. The fundraiser benefits gay organizations and
includes a silent auction from 9 p.m. to
midnight, and reception hors d'oeuvres at
9 p.m.-2 a.m. Steel Pride
Cost: Donations accepted at the door
Meteor, 2306 Genesee
Grey Party Inc. presents a night of
pride, music and entertainment to
announce Steel Weekend, the group's new
October GLBT fund-raiser.
9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Out of the Bars and into the
Streets with Q Patrol
Meet at the Houston GLBT Community Center, 3400
Montrose, Suite 207
Houstonians are welcome to join Q
Patrol on a special patrol through Montrose.
For information, call 713-528-SAFE.
9 p.m.-3 a.m. Official Pre-Parade Party
Rich's, 2401 San Jacinto
"Silver" is the theme for this event,
with special guest performer "Lady
Bunny." The show begins at 12:30 and 1:30
a.m. on the main stage.
Saturday, June 28
3 p.m. Houston Comets Pride Day
Cost: $8 and up
The Houston Comets plan a first-ever
Pride Day at the Comets game versus the
San Antonio Silver Stars. The event
includes Autograph Day, so the first 1.000
fans to enter the arena receive a voucher
for the post-game autograph session. For
more information, call Ericka Bowman at
713-963-7334, or fax orders to 713-513-8345.
6-8:15 p.m. Pre-Parade Concert featuring Amber
Budweiser Stage at Westheimer and Yoakum
Headlining will be Amber, singing her
top dance hits, including "Sexual (Li Da
Di)", "Above the Louds", "Yes", and "Need
to be Naked." Joining Amber on stage will
be popular local talent including the Gay
Men's Chorus, Nancy Ford and Kofi,
among many others, according to the
8:45 p.m. America's Original Nighttime Pride Parade
Parade runs on lower Westheimer from Woodliead
The 25tn anniversary parade will
include a synchronized light show and
pyrotechnics display at the grandstand,
located at Yoakum Street across from
Mary's...Naturally Bleacher seating with
a prime view is available for a $25 donation
to the Pride Committee.
The Silver Celebration Pride Parade
will include appearances by "Queer As
Folk" cast member Robert Gant. the popular Dallas drag drill team "The
Strangerettes," and a section of a special
25* anniversary rainbow flag created by
Gilbert Baker, the rainbow flag's "Betsy
Ross," according to PCOH.
Emcees Maria Todd and Ernie
Manouse will provide commentary on
9 p.m.-3 am. Official Post-Parade Pride Party
Rich's, 2401 San Jacinto
"25" is the theme for the night, with
recording artist Amber. Showtime is 1 a.m.
on the main stage.
9:30 p.m.-12:30 am. Out of the Bars and into the
Streets with Q Patrol
Meet at the Houston GLBT Community
Center, 3400 Montrose. Suite 207
Sunday, June 29
3:30-9 am. SterlingPRIDE03
The Gatsby, 2540 University Blvd.
Spoiled Boyz presents
SterlingPRIDE03, the official Houston
Pride Afterhours Party, featuring DJ
4 p.m. Pride Parade Awards Ceremony
0 Houston, 710 Pacific *new location-
Parade emcee Ernie Manouse and
"Queer As Folk" cast member Robert Gant
will help present trophies honoring the
best of the best of Houston's Pride Parade
6-10 p.m. "All the World's a Stage"
By invitation Only
Ovations, 2536 Suite B, Time Blvd. At Kirby
This evening of gay theater and song
benefits Unhinged Productions. For more
information, call 713-547-0440.
"Queer As Folk": The Babylon Tour
South Beach, 810 Pacific
The Babylon Tour, which tours the
country in May, June and July, recreates
the vibrant nightclub featured in the
television series. The tour stops in
Houston at South Beach, with music provided by DJ Tracy Young and a special
appearance by "Queer As Folk" cast
member Robert Gant.
O MORE INFO
Pride Committee of Houston
P.O. Box 66071
Houston, TX 77266-6071