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Title Houston Voice, No. 932, September 4, 1998
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  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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Transcript One Community! One Voice!© SEPTEMBER 4. 1998 www . houstonvo ca.com by JOAN T SHERWOOD l\.,11lna ( hoo\' tnski t·Cudwo lo her f1ic·nds ts ~ wulll;tll who d<)("~Jl l f".1~1lv knd h1·r-.·ll to slmpJ;. cl<"M11μtu1 51>1• hold~ " <krp seat<·d dtsllkt Im thl' \h:-tl 111.1Jont\' ol men 01 I tit• planet Slw's ol n hr.u t r e11dtn!-! C'dSl" ol 1111osll\') 1111t·•1 1itcd lo\r !or 'lei bc..,t (Jit'IHI f·1.uu ilH• INSIDE: MORI THAN But 1s she.· a man hatinj! it"'.'>hi.ut out to sc:dtu e a str,11i:ht girl? Nol hardly K.ttt:hoo 1s thl' hr,tlnd1 d ol I lou-;tonian Trrrv \100rf' \\Tllt•r ,111d i1J11,1rator of S1r.rmqer~ ill l'nrurlt."'>1' I fr lsn"I .. 1 hm1~c.-.J10ld 11.lmt• out sidt• t ht• world of connc book~ Im! \1001<'. ·I l hq:(.111 p11hlish1ng Slrflll!I<'" 111 I <l~)3 und h.1s g.1t ht'I t'd ci N<.'w In Bu.,in<.'ss C.w1 <ioctur 0/)4~11~ "'"' ll<'i! u1 co111rn1tt1UlJ Page SA c.rowln~. dc.·,·ott>d followtng c.·v<"r sinc:e In hi~ c:omic world there I!-> no Kl) plonilc.· There ore no rapes, no c om<'al grn\ilY tkMnJ:tlh . Moor!" s taf('nt he: ... 1n his .llJlhty to Wca\'c.' a c?roup oJ hum.mly complt·x <·har:u· lers Into a dramahr but bcl.c"\,11Jk s:orvlln" .111 per Seo PARADISE/ page 9A Arresting Hate Su1i1J0r1crs m/111 (or .,tn/lc<i /!nit crime 1cq1s!ut1orL Page IOA HIV reporting changes near by MATIHEW A. HENNIE Slalt• ht",1hh ullinals 1alh<"d some 120 n·s1x>11s(·s - mo~tly in opposllion to its eontron·r s1.1l plans to n-quire n·JX>rt1n£! of the 11amc .... of HIV inl<"C'tt-d JX"O· pie sirn·c.• a pulJlk comment rx·riod OJX'nNI last month. ( Otl<'C'rnC'd on·r lnC'ornplC'k reporting and mad•·quate ways to trat·k the spread of the dis~ easr the Tex.is Board of Ht·allh \\111 'otr on propo-.als In Nmcmbcr lhat would clrastl cally < hange the way 111 wluch cl m on ~iv po · l\e people" rrrordcd :irl slurrd Rcqumni: n N n·portmi: would brtng l uTtnt ngt 1.lllon Ir:":.> ne \\.1th how oll1l'r scxu.1lly tr !ls mil eel dbc are lr eked. AIDS >r<n propu t'< 1 I ~1n~r • t 11 1~ c.on n: rns ovf-r prh ..lC'Y, ch..,< rlmi p,1t1011 dlld learc; th t fewer people wtll seek tesllni:( nd •n.1tment California .1pprovcs cockd Ill\' n·porl111a. Page 7A Thl major' v of pul>lic_· t·om menh to stat!• health olliuals opposed r1'llllt'S n•porttn~. 1houah the ft'cdba•·k did mcludc ... omC" Ie•ter ... of sup port said Ann Robbins, .J.I1 cprdemloloi:(lst \\1lh the state Departmtnl of Health "So far the comments W<' r ii 1Wl>l>lh lid AIDS .ill \ISIS t"I'\ kt~ iJrc \ 1dcrs \\i cely bclieve •he st.1te h~:·h board \\111 ;iprove the 1~e sure See HIV/ page 2A Grant to boost health outreach to lesbians Focus Fair.s to fir.st target Hispanics by MARIANA M. ACOSTA A f;50.000 grnnl will help fund lh<" hope' of a non prof 11 group that wanh to tar~el segnwnts of I louslon s ks Ulan nunm11nitv \\."ith ht•alth lairs and ksh1~~n or lt-sl>ian fncnd1y dot tor!->. Sonw :!OO p<·opk altcnded !ht· l.<·shlan lkallh lnillativc·s annual I.A. sblan Health Fair last year. 1,1klni? a~l\-antaac of low priced mammo~ram ... and p.1p ~Ille. .n~. hl".allh screen lngs and fri.,ndly phvstr an,. :'>ow the n yt·ar old non profit or~~1ntzalion \\Unts to start Foe-us fclirs. which would bring hcoalth C lrs IL ,..i<c < croups of k sbtans, sut h as tlrspantc:-. Tht· 850.000 gr.mt. one of 13 awarded by the Susan B. Komen Foundation m July, will be a br!l boo'l lo their dlorl, ollkiab said ·our n11s!->10n is lo edu( .1te aboul h!'allh and he.11th rdatl"d bstH"s th.lt ln\•olve It!-> bian. b1 sexual and transgm dercd womrn." said Susan Scott a former \ oluntecr turned mrmbcr of the board nd i:rant writer for the Lesbian Health Ir: trall\c See HEALTH/ page 2A Crash kills AIDS advocate A public heahh "lCJ>< rt :ld advoc:1te for .1 '>ctter 1-;Jobal rt"5ponsc to ti \ I A. S was an ong lhc 229 people lt.:Jed tr the l'(rursomc cr.1sh of S'"',,._,. Flight ! 1 l \\hrcto pluni:e<J 11110 th< All.mu< ncm Nohl Sec.Ila \\'ednesday Page llA. Better Health UtLIC' clwngC'~ can make big d!.ffcrc nee. Page 12A Procrastination is the key to failure. What are you waiting for? If you have been "meaning to" regisrer as an Exhibitor for Empower '98 pick up rhe phone and reserve your space now. 'lime is running our for you co parricipare in rhe largest and mosr successful trade show promoring businesses in Housron's diverse gay and lesbian community. As the fasresr growing marker resource, our communiry is being acrivcly included in major corporate budgets, and through domestic parmcrsh1p bcnefirs and diver icy groups. \X'irh an expecred attendance of 5,000 visitors, including key decision-makers, buyers, and human resources personnel, your business, services and talems need rn be seen by these people and equally importantly. by everyone in our community. \Y/e have a viable and substantial economic power. and a responsibility to use rhar power to promote and enhance our community and our quality of life. Don't procrastinate -- failure is never an option. HOUSTO!\. Empower '9H otline 713.462.1354 preM·nrcd hy: Greater Houston Gay & Lesbian Chamber of,... erce 1109 Hyde Park, Suite 178 H ousto n , Texas 77006 713-462-1354 FAX 713-864-8523 Corpora((' sponMln· VOICE • fact ry OCHASE SHELL OIL .JI. Tel~v s "' fori P LB benefittin g: ® lllustua les~i.ao & ~J l:el!lllluru!J tentcr,lnc. --=··----·•k ...... P A G E L 0 C A L VOTE/ frnm page 1A Thi~ is a .c;rass roots or~ani1.alion,· she -.11d. ·we have an all volunteer board, and to have Komen award us this ~rant is re .. ll validation for our hard work." Oulreath to the lesbian rnmmunity Is difficult and Scott has made il a personal i:ioal lo l\t'l hl'allh inlorma lion to women, she said . Many of the inilialivt"'s target audlc.•nfe don·t n·rc1vc propt·r heailh can· for st·wral reason"i. sh<• said Som<"tmw:, tlwy clmn \Vant to <:onw out to their doOors or thry fear that throu~h health 111surann· companies and lntokr.mt t·walth <'an· profrs..,1on als that they will sonu·how out lht'nt selves and make lift' rhlfin1ll lor lhcm sclve~ and thdr partn("rs Srolt said. The Komen Founclat1on awards SN eral different tvpcs of grants t•arh vc.ar. They have nv.·nrdt"cl morr th.111 $50 million in tlw last dc-c.Hh· One ol thest" ls the popul.1tinn spedfit gront llH" fyp<: llw mltl.ith·e rt'< Cl\'Cd .linwcl .lt n ... k J!roups. ~ll<"h as 111mori • 1cs ~ono c.·t·onomic groups, and lilt s1ylt- J!roups. that 1Tquln• outrt'tlfh in ordt·r to g<·I lwalth messagt•s. ·\\'lwn groups upply for l)K"-t" gr.iPls lhey must ckmon5.lratt" neccl pro jcc t"i need to ht• unique. u ncl tht"V need to •Jt.· vt·ry dctailrd 1n wh.11 tlwy mtt·nd lo provldr to that spec Ifie population " Sdid J\ristin Krlly communh lions man~cr for tlw foundation One of the things we c looklnJ: for arc pro !(rams that we c . 111 ulltma lely use .l' models for f·1t•1rr nallcmwtdc pro L?,rarns and sel"\.'lccs.· Kelly sa11I thn Is nrcc! lnr pro i(n :ns likt• the hr ' h 1:11 I !lv..'s h>t us F rs. "Thirlcer I ) Vi perrcnt or WOJ'lO' Ider.Illy tlH"mselves as JeslJ1.111 or b!~t"Xdal \Votnen. In llouston ti ts number wot. d com~ out to 'ib,000 lo I 00.000 <1dull \\'Ollll"ll II b 1111porlanl tu t.ir,:!t•t .my 1x>pula11on \\ th 1n1mbtTS t'iat grml." •l•c said HIV/trompage IA tle-alth ofl1<·ials, who receive only about n qu.n<t r of .111 HIV positlw lt-sl results .lcross tht• stalt'. w.u1t lo lmproV<" the dtTur.1n· of th<• n·portin(! to better lrac·k lhc clisca'<· and allo cate resources to combat it 1{obbms said. Statt"s whifh rt"qt11n• naml's reportlll~ rect•tvt• lip to <)Q pCrtTJlt Of all po'-'lll\'t' tt•sts rt"sults. :sht· said. "Wt• t·.111 i:rt belier mformallon than we !(et ri~ht now Tiw abllily lo profllt• the epidemic is a <·ore public· lw.11th function. ·n1en· are a lot ol p1·oplt· that are not well afquaintt·d with thr t•p1 demi<· and bt'lit·vt· tht·n· ts no lon~t·r a problt"m." Robbins said. Anonymous HIV tt·~tlng will Still remain -avallahlc- 11 tht· llt'\V n·gulations are approved allow111j:! patit'nts to remain <·onlult·nti.11 until they st"t·k trratment. olfi< lals s.1ld St.1tt• l.iw requires tc"SllllA sllt'.5 fund<'d \\101 pub lie money to olfer anonvmous tests. But th.- proposed chan~t"S wtll only confuse th~ set km~ tr=tmcnt or kcqi them from lt-st111i:i .it all hcenusr they Surveys show that woml·n arc uncomfortable revl'allng lht•lr sexual orientation to health c-are providers. so they don·l 'eek health tan· as much or as often. It is ran· that lht•se women get t·anrer scn·t•nings. "Our main conc·t·rn for the ksbtan population IS lhrir lark ol rarwer screenings." K<·lly said. In many cases. lesbians bdlt·vt• llwy don't need pap snwari... or n·rvlC'al C'an cer scret"nin~s bt•c·ause lht·y art'n't lwt erosexual. olfl<·lab said. A.ncl In sonw ('ases lht'rc is no health insurann· cov crage bec·ause only orw partru·r h workmf.! and many t•mployt·r, don't offer 1*rwlits lo donlt"stk partiwr,. Tht· health mitiativt· lllld its Focus f'air-> want lesbians to st't"k <'art• wHh out worryln~ ubout any bias bast·d on s(·xual orit'nlation. orl-!<.llllzt·rs Sdicl. "Lc•sbian and l<"ohian lri!'llcllv health can· pro\ldcrs MC- prt'S('nl .. md women c.u1 have sncc:·m1ij:!.."i as \\'t"ll as .1~k w1v qm~uon.., th<"\' might h.::t\'t' \\'Ith nmll -Jenn· aud ro111lclmt1<1hlv. 1111s Is why tht;· ren·ivt'<I the grant \Vt• nc·t"CI mm C" pr~rams lik<" 1111, Ill lht• ll.S.". Kl'lll' saul A<'c-ordm.~ lo tht• lm11Hl"1t1011, onlv !"> to I 0 p«!Tt·nt ol hn•ast l\llltTr"-i ,u'(' basl'cl on ht·JTtlity '11tt· majorllr ol women clial!nost'd have.• 11<1 known risk lctrtors. Some la<'lors tl1"tl sliJ,!htlv ilu·reast· risk an· not t'\Tr h'-1v111f! un~· <'hildren or having your first fhilcl uft<"r tlw tIJ!e c...f ~lO. und h~~ 1n• ulcohol ust". Si1 cc nanv l<"sbt.u1s .Jn<I btst·xu.11 women fall into tht st· rtsk <"dlc'~Ont·s , th<' he.11th lnllt.illve ts trying to grt help to these wo111<·n throui:h he.11th foirs olfict.lls said l11t· l.1.-sbt:111 Health lnt1L1tlvc Is ';o hopmJ.! to ori:::.:..*ll7.t• other woups sud1 as '111oktng <=s.-itlon W°<'"I' .ind a s11pport ,,-tup for le;,bia.n.o:;, that hav<" 8tdkred a loss Ill lhc family, 01 'oss of cl pilr1JltT ·we haw lJt.·cn 1111 ky lo II.in· n'<'ctv"I .ots ol com1m11111~· supprnt; Sc.:utt sald For tno,..c• Cnfurt11J1U(Jn , c. alt tht J..e s/Jiw1 ll<'nllli /1111iw11•(' ul 71 :1 uO:i 002:~ or th(' .Su~w1 c;. /\omt•n Hrcust Cunccr Fowulotion ol !J7'2 >i:i!'i JhCXJ. may not realiz<' lh<:-y ran still test unony mo11sly. s.tid Sandy \\kolf. pubht· 1xihcy dm·ftor for AIDS Foundation I louston "\Ve want to m.1kt• sure pc:oplt" an· nwk in~ an informcc I tt:st ing c·hoict·,· \\'iroll said AIDS st·rvin• provid<·rs are pu~h in~ for stale h<·ail h officials lo sl flrlly control aC'cc.·ss to any Li vesay: Adm1ltmg HIV status 1s admit· tmga cnmem Texas information eollt·tlt·d and <kslroy lht• names after trarking data is ass('mbkd. ''\Ve- an· trylni.! to romt· batk to Ow table with su~t·~tion~ and look for ii win win: s.licl I lany l.lvt·sav. ach'o<·.t ry project dinTtor fo~ lkrin~ Community StT\'kt• Found.llion. ··oru· of th<" hig ri ,ks 111 Tcx .. ts 1s that whr-n you .ullntl status }'Ou ure .. uhu11tmA to a rrunl'.· TI1e propOSt'(f rt·~ulallOllS l'olll be v1t•\1,·ed at \"'WW tdh.Ettatr tX.ll"!i/hlvstd In This Issue ] t1cal News Church Calendar Out on the Bavou page 1A. 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B4 · Houston 77006 713 . 527. 0880 POT PIE PIZZERIA "The Best Pizza • 1n Texas" Lunch Specials $2 .99 Monday-Thursday llam to 2pm Spaghetti Special ALL YOU CAN EAT $4.99 Mix and Match Your Favorite Sauces Meat Sauce • Marinara Alfredo • Butter & Garlic Broccoli & Cheese • Pork Milano Served with the best Garlic Bread this side of New York City Please, no lo go boxes with Spaghelli Special. Proudl y G ay Owne d an d Ope rat e d --=·--·~----•t+ ·----- PAGE 4A • SEPTEMBER 4 1 o o e L 0 C A L New In Business Practice to 'give back' to community by targeting HIV, lesbians by ROBERT B. HENDERSON Rt·vt·rsin~ the outward 1niJ?,ratton from tht" central < ity. Calx· Owt'ns has op<·rwd a Aem·ral and famrly practree in downtown I louston. Lmvinl( lx•hmd a chmcal prnclrce m Humble. ()\\.'t·ns had a dt.~1n• lo vt·ntun- 011t on hrs own and fullrll tlw \\1Shes of lw mid his partner. Dm1d TntKo. to givt· bac-k to tlw g,av ancl lt-sbian c·ommtmily. · M,· partnt'r and I wanted to do somc.:lhin~ wht"n· we wt·r<" artually J!iv· inA l>ac·k to lht• j.!ay community· Owc.-ns said. · vJ<''n· hoping tlw din1r­w1ll ch-vdop a n·p11t~1lion for trcaling_ l llV nnd ulso k~hian hr&.1.llh is sues.· month. If lhc-y net"d lo st.·t.· mt.• onrt.· that month. they only st"<' mt' oneC'. 'l11at way. 1f they A•·t ill. they don't have to worry about go1nA bankrupt or lx·m~ evictt·d from th<·1r apartnu·nt,• Owt•ns said. To bolslrr that. the dmk ts hopini: to ofter fr<'<' lllV trsting on ·n1ursday t·vcnings and ust• thC" st·rvic·t·s of a for mer rounst'lor lrom the Moutros<" l fm • t IWC&a lllkthJ Anolht"r slrp Centt'r City Mt"<heal has takt'n for thC' cOll\'t.·ni<·nc-c ol patit.•nts is lo bt.· open Monday through Friday from H a.rn to ~J p.m. Whilt• any nt.·w medic-al praclkC" is ... matter of building a patient list, Owens s.11d lht.·v havr Hln·~,dl:' had days whl'n more lhan a dozen patient::; wc·n· seen . I It- has also Giving back: Cabe Owens (left) and partner David Tnrico opened a general and family practice on the ground floor of Houston House apartments on Fannin, m part to g1vo back !Ir said they would likl" to locus on tho r peoplt· who an· inlrflt'd with lllV, but clnrft qualify for pubhc lwalth ass1slann· and don't havt· insumnn• Owt·ns said lht.·y an· fo<:us<·cl on lx·int,! affordable and llcx1hlt• on how patlt'nts pay lor st'nores. I It• also said tlwy an• trying to t"Stablhh a ht·altlKarc· plan for I llV pallC'llts rC'lit•v1ni: their worry about i-atastrophic· lllncsse:.. to tire city's gay and tesman community -Photo br Matlt?ew A.Henme ·11 tlwy i:et s1ek they can come and sN' nw. II they m·t·d to seen"' six limes that month. lhey st>e me srx trmes that Business name: Center City Medic.al Address: 160 I ~·annin St. li:round floor of Houston lloust") llouston. Tc-xas 77002 • 11:1 308-241:1 Owner: Cabe Owt'ns. M.D .. Ph.D. Date Opened: August :1. I ~fll! had inquirh's from two ship lines to servt.• tht: nc:t.·ds of merdlanl marines wht"n they arnve In tlw Port of llouston Owens was born 111 Nc:w Orkans. but raisc•d all over lh<• world bt•t·aust• his lather wi1s in the oil industry llrs first can·tr choice was t.·ngineerin~ and ht• rece1vt'cl a bachelor's del(ree in enAI nt•erinl(. I hs focust'cl sh11lc'CI from tech noloey- to biology and ht• t'arncd a mas ters dC"g,n·c in biomedicul eng1m."t"rin~. Another n·· focusing of interest brought him lo medical school at the Umversity of Texas Mffi1cal Branch m Galveston m the M.D/Ph.D. prol(ram. Ills Ph.D. fon1s wa.s n<·urophyslolol{_Y and pain management. After medieal Some companies exchange computers. Some don't have to. c mputer factory We're more tl1a11 the s m1 of 111r parts.• Inside the family. Outside the Loop. 13147 NORTllWEST fRU \\AY, #155 • HOlJSTO~, TIXAS 713.462.3453 srhool and sonH• t·xperi<."nt.T with intc:rnal mediC"i1w. Owt.·ns ix"f!an •' rt"s iderwy in anc:slht"~ioloJtr. but sw1lc-hc-d to family prnctrce \Vhal Owt."ns t.·n_joys most about pradi<"in~ medKine 1s spcndmA lime with palrmts. In tlw Aroup practrrc· he was with formerly. ht' dt-veloJJ<'CI a laq~t." family of pali<·nls. many ol whom followrd him to his downtown l<x:alion. I It- c·njoys living downtown and the conwnienc<" of lx•inA dose to the city's arts and entertainment offerinl(s. New in Business is an ocrasional feature q{ the Houston Voice that pro· files recently opened gay owned or gay jn·<"ndly b1tSl1wsscs. To be ron.c;id cr('<i. contact w; at 71:-J 529 H-HHJ or cmall <·ditortf,houstonvolce.rom. Service planned for openly gay precinct judge A memonal service tor Leland Glen (Lee) Marsters will be held on Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. in Ute Golden Chapel of Christ Church Cathedral I I I 7 Texas Avenue. Marsters died July 2. a few months shy of his 77th birthday Friends are asked "to wear a flower for Lee.· Marsters was Houston s first openly gay precinct judge. pre siding over elections for preclnet 34 which U1en voted at Felix R<"staurant. from 1970 to 1990. He helped tound the I (ouston Gay and Lesbian PoliUc.-tl Caucus and received its Ufetime Achievement Award In 19B6 He was an acllve volunteer in many cam­paigns for Democratic and pro l(ressive candidates and served on the Human Rights Commission of Houston. Marstrrs. a decorated Manne officer lrom World War II, was a noted collector of modern art and served on the board of the Contemporary Arts Museum and as chairman of the Houston Arts Commission. lie was the garden columnist for the Houston Post and was always generous with garden­ing ad\1Cc to friends. - Ella 7!1ter --=·-···=·•-•;:. ·----- 15 A SEPTEIVIBER "I 9 9 B Yes, Virginia, there is a Men's Chorus in Houston H H A bunch of choir boys? Hardly, come see for yourself! H The Gay Men's Chorus of Houston is looking high and low for tenors, baritones and basses. Production and stage staff are also in demand. H H Be a part of one of Texas' leading gay male choruses. Rehearsals begin Thursday, September 10, 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 2515 Waugh Drive at Missouri Street (parking is on Missouri). No experience necessary; we tram! A music class is available for all members. Call 713-521-7464 for more information. On the Internet; visit http://www.gmch.org Gay Men's Chorus of Houston Dr. J. David Faber , Artistic Director Proudly Rresents 15th Annual Rodeo SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (Guadalupe County Fair Grounds) November 5-8, 1998 --=··••w..-w•-•;.+ TMAVIS I 8»131 1212 _""".".(" M "" """'"'""' ·----- P A G E H REGIONAL Dallas readies for Gay Day at popular theme park by DENNIS VERCHER Dallas ~·urce Th•· srcond annual Gay and Lesbian Community Day at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington has be.·n ~chedukd for Sept. 26. according to officials of the Dallas Voice. the uty's newspapn for gays and lesbians and the kad sponsor of the event. The crowd rs expected to surpass the mor~ than 6,000 gays, lesbians and their friends and family that attended last year's event, said Robert Moore. one of the newspaper's publishers. ·we had 42 organizations as ("O sponsors last year." Moore said. '"We have 55 organizations signed up (as co-sponsors) already this year. And ticket locations all report a steady stream or pnone cans rnqurrrng about the event. Because of the success of last year's event. there has been a marked Increase In Interest from peo· pie rn the region. including Austin and Houston. Moore said. The event will be held throughout the day at the Arlini:ton theme park, whirh opens al 10 a.m. and doses nt 10 p.m A ('Omrnunlty gathenng will b(" held at I I :30 a.m. in the park's Musi<" Mill Theatt·r The llalhering. Moore said, Is dest~ll(·d "for people to have n plare to ml'rl t tw1r lril"nds and people.• from their duUs. d1urc·hes i:llHl sports teams. so tin• <'ommunity will have one place during the day to nwcl nt one spot." The rommunlty gathering will lt•a lure emcee Mark Allrn Smith. whom !\1oore rharac-tt·-r1/.t·d as a · very taknt ed impre"ionist. famous for his bit ing chara<"t<•rlzallons of divas both national and lornl." The Encore t•nsemble of Lhc Turtle Creek Chorale also will perform. and "Cheer Dalla,· will add their usual peppy toud1 to tlw finale." Moore said. ~oon· ndvlst·d pt·rsons interested in altendlng to purchase llC'kt·ts early "Lasl year. there w<-re people still standing in lin<· at the Gay and Lesbian Community Ct~nter at noon when the r("ntn dos.·d. and they ran out of llck<'ts on th<• day of the event." he said. Attendees are t"ncourafled to wr;lr apparel ~}J\Jt llug gay pnde messa~"s. rainbow colors. or logos of gay and lesbian organizations. ·we are trylnll to build Gay Pride Week In Dallas Into u series of events that will be fun for people locally and more than worthwhile for people across Texas to atl<'nd and celebrate with us.· Moon· said. What: Scroncl onnual Gay and Lesbian Community Day Where: Six f<"lag:-; Ovc.•r Tc.·xas in Arlington When : St'pt. 2b Tick e ts: $25. Dalla.s Voice at 214 75·1 8710, tlw Gay and Lesbian Community Cenlt'r, 2701 Heagan. or Source..., of l lupc bookston· ctl Cathedral ol 1 lopt• 5910 C<"dar Sprin~s s. /"1a. Caywirll ,,, < '1w1rt}for ?5har' B A Frozen Cappuccinos Granitas Fresh Sandwiches Daily from the Aeadian Bakers Lunch Special 8andwieh. ('hips and Soda NOW$4.99 Wed. Special All desserts 1!2 price from G-lOPM EVERYDAY 9 All TO MIDNIGHT sePTE M BER 1 a a a NATIONAL AIDS STRAIN: Frntch researrhrrs havr tsolal<·d a nc:w strain ol tht• AIDS virus in wt·st Alri«a that appears to ha\'t• dost• gt•nt·li<' links tu a n·rsIOn that 1nlt·rts non human primates su('h as C'himpanzt•rs. a reminder lh<"V said, of how ~t"IH"lit"ally nl'xiblt' nnci runnin~ the human imn.n1noden­rlt. ·ncy virus ran bt.·. 'Tht• 1ww strain so far has been found only in OIH' patient. a 40-y(•ar­olcl woman in Canwroon who died of AIDS In 1995. lnfcrtious disease t·xpt·rts publislwcl a r<'port on the new slrain in tlw St:pt. I issut' of Nature MedKinr TIH''l said they do not ~xpt·ct It to bt·;·onw prl'val~·nt , but it t.·ould c.·s<·apt· dt·krlion by current dia.(!nost1<· mdhocb ust•d in lal>orato ry sc·n·c.·ntnJ,! proJ,!rams. HIV c·onstanlly c:volvt"s 111to nc.·w strams c.·n·n as reSt·ardwrs clc.·v<•lop 11('\\' c.·ombination~ ol Uwrapic.·s to c·on trol its proltkral!on. Thi' World I lealth Orj.t.lnizat1011 t·sllmatc.·~ then• will be upv.:ards of 40 mtlllon AIDS c·asc.·s ""'"'"' hy man~ lllV ~tr.1lns by lhl' <"nd ol I ht· <·t·nt ury NAMES REPORTING: T h <' Calflornla h·~lslatun· appro\'('ci on Aug. 28 a hill that will n<'al<' a C'Oded I !IV sun.·c.•ill\uK<' systc.·m in California that do<'S not allow tlw rqiorlinq o! lncll\'ldual,· naml',, Tlw bill would n·quin· tlw dt·\·dopm<·nt and imple· nu:ntallon ol an I !IV n·porhng sy~tem llMI docs not ll"'C namt·s but inskad utilizPs uniqut· <·odt• numl><"rs. Legislators hnpt· ttw reporllnf! sy!-. h'm will allow puhltC' h.-.allh oflkials to trnxk tlw q>ldt·mi<' hut will limit the.· exlt·ut to whh'h lndi\'iduals an• dl'lt'ncd lrom gt'lting tf'skd . Supporh'rs ol tilt· nwasure nte !-.llld it·s that sny mandatin~ n,1111t·s r<"port in,:t \11:011ld rl"sult In ft•\\Tr individuals bl'ing ll'>l<·d, clu<' lo !hl' stigma still ft'""'oc-iatl'd with I llV nnrl inch\'lduals It .. us o J J IJV n •l.llt'CI cl lsc-rimination . For l'X<11npk .1 I !!!17 sludy ol gay and h1st·xual men stTkin~ testin~ in cinonymous test silt's in San Frunnsn> found th:at 68 pl'rn·nt would not h williu~ to ~l"l kstt•d if tlwir no.uut•s \\'t·n• to be n•porkd to the ~O\'t'rtlltH'llt . CONDEMNED KILLER: A <kath row tnmatt• l'Olldt•!llnt'd for lh<• ) 9~)·1 Jal'kson\'rlk Fla murdl'r of a gay man d<"st·n.·c.·s a ll<"W senkn<"in~ hrnr­mg, tlw statt• Supn·me Court said Aut:. '27. Cary llowil's. :l6, was '~nt lo dt-:.uth row two yt·cirs aJ,!o, eonckmnt·d for lhr mu rdcr ol \Vdlh'r !11111011. who was aslt'l'P wilt'll Bowll's clroppl'd a <Tnu·nl blm·k on his lH"ad. !-.lran~led lum and stuflt"d tolld papt'r down his throat .trHI .i l'di..! in his mouth, Bmvlt·s, a !-.t'll dt'!-.tTibt'd hustkr who s.tid ht• halt cl ga~· 11H'll, conlt-s~t'd to kUhn~ l linton .• 1 j.!.ly man who lt:t Uowlt's llvt· In hi~ mohilt· home alkr Bowlt-s hdpt•cl I linlon 1110\'t' Bui 111 his dppeal. Bowtt-~ an~u<"cl that proM·c utors tmp1op~rlv UM"<I his 1t.1tr~cl ol g.oy mrn In hts st'ntennng heu.nn~. In the un.u1imous unslgnt"<l ru '.lg, lh1· hll!h niurt .1gn·ed. lindrng that pruS<TUl<>1s f.tlh'd lo tk Bowks general hatn·d to 1 llnton"s murdtT. Bowks. nrn·ie;tcd Ill the llllrtlcr or SIX J!ay mt·n ulont.i lht· l-:U!;l Coast, is on lll'.1th l{ow fur th<' I mJ.1 slayini(. Bowlt·s pk.ukd guilly to Hrs! ckl!rl'l' murcln in tht· IH11to11 c,ls<' and admit h'cl to h\'t' otht·1 nn1rdt·rs in rilil's alonA lnh'r~tatt· H5, l11ducli11g OIH' tn Na!-.sau County. ollt' Ill Daytona Beath. two 1ll Ct·cu-g;a and o n <' in Maryland . I le was st·ntt·1uTcl to thn·t• lilt· !-.t·ntt-1wc.·s in thc­\' olusla County <·a~t· .mcl hit• in th<.' :-0:.151, HI County <"tht· GAY AQUATICS: lnlnnattonal Cay .111<1 I b1,u r\qu l k, Ass0<·i~ttion has c1nn ......... 1n·cl tha .. Atl.intcJ. uncl lht· All.1nld l<a111bow T- · ·• ·~ n tm will hos t lht· 1999 lnlt'mallonal Gay and usbian Aqualil' Championships. Tht• Champronshrps will 1ndud<· com petition in swimming, d1v1nA a nd wain polo, .111<1 will Ill' lwld Jurw 17 20 .11 lht• Gl'orgia 'l'l'd1 Aquali< Cent<T. sill' of tlw 1996 Cl'llll'nnial Olympic· Gamc·s. ·w,· are thrilled lo be hostin,L! this t·vt•nt : said John Brown. the IGLA '99 M<·l'l Dirl'rlor. "This h lhe first lime till' IGLA Championships haw been held in the Soutlwast. and we'rl' expc•rtinQ dose to I 000 alhlt•tt•s." AIRLINE SUIT: Cnill'd Airlines liled suit ag 1inst the rily ol San Franri~co on Aug. 28 in k<kral !'Ourt lo block tht.· com pan~' s <'VKlion lrom a food st:rvin• lacihty ,lt S.ln ~~ranc1~co lntt·rnational Airport . • u·<·onlin~ to a rqmrt in ttw San Fra.ncis<'O Examiner The Air Transport Association. a trade orl.!anizallon repn·st.·nt111~ the airlinc­indu~ lry , 1s trying to on·rtunt the 14 month old donwstit" l>f'nrfils ord1 narH't!. The law n·qrnn·s rompanit•s <loin~ busirwss with San Franciseo provtclt· tlw sanw bt·nt'fils to workers with donll'sti<· part1u:rs. Unllt•cl has ar,[!uc.·d that tilt' lt•a!-.t' .1~n·t·mc.·nt on tlw farility was mack l>dor<' tlw Board o! Supl'r\'rsors t'llaC'lt'd lill' law. "For 20 y<·ars. llw airhrws drd nol makl' a P<'<'P aboul bl'11tg subJl'rkd to our nondlsrrlmination law,· n·spond ••cl lknnis Altergut. the d1irf assrs tant eily attorrwy. ·only \i..·ht·n we inrltrd<'<I l'qual bcnl'lrts did l:nrted st.1rl d.11mtng that it <·.m'I he.~ subJt'<'t t•d to lm·nl lc.t\\tS. United clo<"~n't urccpt l'qual trt'almt'nl for pl'oplc with domestic.· parlJwrs purl" und slmpl(" Thal 's chsrrimination. AIDS VIDEO: An 1\ll>S prt·vrntron c.·clucator in New ,Je,•ro..;t·y \\'ho showed lt'l·nagl'rs a vldl'olapl' ol people enj.!ag111g m j:!ay !-.t•x ha!', h<"t"ll <-l-1argt·<l w Hil d l st rilrn li JI ~ o b !"tTllllV to m inors. Kdth Carson, who works !or lhl' South J1Tsl'y AIDS Alhanc..-. showl'd till" \'ldt·o in February to st.'\'('ll youths, at(l'cl 15 lo 17, al .1 tmn111· youth slll'I ll'r Thl' \'lcko. proclul'l'<i j,_. lhl' c:1y Mt"n·~ I lt·alth Crisis in ;\kw York. also uq?,t'~ \'it'\\.Trs to uM· rondoms to stop tlw ~pn·.id of tht· \'lrU'i th.it c-auses AIDS. A grand jury vu·wcd p:1rl!-. of the vidt·o bdon· inch< 1111~ Cdrson on Au~. 2·1 lit• J"1n·s up lo JH months 1n prison ii <·011\"ic.'lt'd. Carson's lav.:i·cr said tlw C'hargt's n·pn"Sent a misust• of power ancl threatc·n saf<· 't'X t'dura ­lalll dforts throughout the nation. "Till' Suprenll' Court has mack il dear th.ti mmors r.innot be pn·vt·nh•d from ITtTivtn~ 111lormc1llo11 ,1houl M'xuall ty so.1id David Hcw,1h, ~• st,111 attonH·v Im llw /\mt-ri< an Ct\'il Libt-rlit·s t 1nion who is rqnTst·ntln~ C" .. 1r!lirm. GAY MARRIAGE: Tiu· l.<'.ljlUl' ol \Vonwn \'ott"rs }rns corut· out against a propost'd st.:.tte constitutional anu·nd mt·ut that would .1llow thl' h·~i~laturc to l>~ln snnu~ sex nMrnages 111 Hawaii. Th1· le.1gur and a Ilk<' mrrtdcd group t•allt'<I Protrrt Our C'onstllution laurtdlt'd a li50 000 mt•dl.i < .1mp.1lJ!n 1\ug. 2Ci. fht· oq.~anl1..&J.t1oru; are dlnn~ .1 (t"lt•\·1slon t·umm<"rd~1I that ur~cs vott-1s 10 oppost· the proposal, which will appt·.1r on the r'\ov ,\ gt'nt'r,11 <'lee lion ballot. The.· groups smd Uw pro· poM·<I anwndm<·nt isn't .1bo11t mar rtagt· it i!-. .lhout t.lkm~ ,1w.1y nmsll tutional rights . .. \Ve.· ('annot a llow our righ ts to Ut• c.·roclrd ," Lt.·aguc.· pn·sidt·nt Jl'an Aoki said. •orw group today Another group tomorrow. 01Ke \\.'(' start. who knows wlu·n• it will kad.· Save• Traclltlonal Man1ag<'. till' group that support!-. tilt' propost'<J ronstttu uonal anwn<htu·nt. s.ud tt was d1!-.ap polnlt·c.I tht" ust1.1ll\' 11onparlis~1n 11-.1g1u· we uld take a pubhr position Oil tlH' iS..'i\ll' From sin({ 11n<l urn• rcpor'" --=···••¥A•·•'* ·----- P A G E 7 A HOlllWOOO PORTRAIT STUDIO 2643 Richmond @ Kirby Houston, Texas 77098 (713) 523-9683 J<>m our Club Plan and "-""""" 3 days 2 n ight' hotel l((tm1modation~ in Las Vegas ,1nd thn'c ~' 10 bc.lutrful color portrarb m our studro (this 1s a <;57s.oo 'alu") for only ~Js.3S. 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Fr,uwint•. who your motlwr miQhl n•lt·r lo as "'a big girl,• has a ft'\\." undt• Sl'f\'t•d st'lf lma~t· prohlt-ms. Sh<"'s tlw t•pitomr ol womankirurs ability to 1110\'t' lrom ont• 11wkward, st"ll ckpn· callrlA momc·nt to thl' ll<'Xl yc.·t still !ind dnd savor tlw joy ul lilt• 111 bc.·tw<·c.·n. Just to nMkt• thiru~s mon· rompli fatt·cl. \11oon· throws in Da,·id, a st•n slt1n· ... 11Hlrogynous look1nj.!, pod and tlw onlv man K .. 1t('hoo holds dt•ar. David's family tit's link him to Katchoo·!"i un~avory past, and ht" abo happt·ns to bl' in IO\'l' with ht•r So is this a lt"•.bian lo\'t' story or not? "Tlw big pomt about Francine and Katrhoo Is not wlwtlwr they're two wonwn. but that thest· two souls ll<'<'d t'a('h otht"r and lovl' t"ac-h other mon· than tht·y rt'alizt". and tlwy just n·ally hdong togt·tlwr," Moore said If you'n• looking lor immediatl' gralili<·ation, you won't gc.·t it lwre. Stra11rw1 s 111 l'ur<ull~w is a slow t<•ase. Vloon· has takt·n FranC'in<· and KatdH>O inlo that "'lirst kiss .. monwnt st·n·ra1 limt•s, but so lar has always in1t·rruph'd tlwm with a kn0<:k al lht' door or a twist of late ·1 like lookinJ! with a JllltTOSC'OJ><' ~it th.it m~tJ..!u·nl first two ,,.f'ck period ol nny rd .. 1t1onship, he said by wuy of t·xpl .. utllllon "Tm tr)·i11g to perpduatl' It 011 u Ion~ ltTnt IJasls Som<' folks do not t .. tkt kmdly to COVER STORY that kind of tt·aslni,!. ·ont• lcshian 8a1d ..,he would hunt llll' clown and '.'-ihoot nw like a do~ ii lhis wholc.· storv \\\ls about the right man cominl! .1lon(! .ind conn·rtinc, Katchoo. • ht· :-..1id. Moon· dot•s want to do somt.• C'On n·rtini,t not lrom gay to slrai~ht or \'ife \Trsa, but to ways ol ('ompas SIOll ·ont· of !ht· things that rl'ally moll· vat<•cl me.· about heart to-heart mat tc.·r~. as oppost·d to gt•rHlt'r to (!t·nckr, WdS losin~ my nnism lkn. who was otW ol the \'t'I)' t•,1rl~· \·irtims of 1 llV better, you would Ion• tht'm too .. "I ft·l'i likt• .1t some Ind I m sur ceedin~ bt·l·aust• I c.c.·t ldkr.., tr0tn .tll walks of lilt". all chllc.·n·nt «Otmtrit"s, husbands. win•s, ~ay. straie,ht. old younL!. whalt'\Tr .lnd they've all dc.·n•lopc.·d <l Ion· <1nd unclt-rs.ta11d1nl!, of my two ft-mah· rhar<H'tt·r .... and tht"y·n· pulli11~ lor tlwm. Thl'y ,11l want them to ,C!.t'l tof!,t'tlwr. To nw, that's the stH.Tt'ss I was lookinl! for• Moore·s suc·<·c.·ss may ('xtend lo I lollywoocl one.• cla\'. but on)~· on his t<"rms. I !BO pun hased an option for Strangers, but tlw nt·twork ··v.·1u1tc.·d the difference b refre,htni?. As ,1 result. \1oorc s shce of life comic st.1nds out in the <-·ro\\:d At 25.000 copies pre sold e.1ch issul' his numbers do not fall within the top 100. But the trade paper back <'Olle<"t10ns of SlrnngC'rs, fl\'C complete YOh1mrs now arC" in the top I 0. "That's 1f you don't t·ount MaT\·el and D.C.," admitted \1oore. who sdf publishes \\·ilh hb O\\TI compan\. Abstract Studio. "Thcr kind of own tht.· world.· 'Tlie premise is that any love is good lo-ue. And yo11 111ay be surprised wliere you find tlie /ope of your life. "Tlwn.- s a lcedmg frenzy for this teenal(e fantasy book, nnd II I' stlll tlw predom1it:1nl -elltng 'lOT\' In the illdUSlr\'. '.'-.0 l"ffi S\\"illlmirlf! upstream: he ... aid. ·rm ont" of the few c:uvs who s d01nt!, a slice of Ufe­comil · "that s not In the alternati\•e ,·t·1n And if yo11 found it in a place yo11 did not expect, wliat would you do? That's 111y story.' And what t·x.ictly b ltunattve? ·A simplt- deCtntllon for an aherna tin· unckn?,round book is 'You cnn't k~in· it on your p:trt·nl... colke table:· \loore said. expla1I11111( that he tries to writ(" Stra11qcrs som«wht.~n· between R rall"d and t·ollt·t· tablr to Moon• n·c·allc.·cl. kPep his readt·rship growmc. 'It upsl't llH' for a long liirH'. I was rl'ally angry And whl'n I sortt•d throui::h all !hat and I thought about what lkn had bt'l'n through, what a swt·l'l man he wa!-i, what he had to put up with .md how rrut•l hit• had bt'l'll with him. I <·ouldn't stand H. It was lik<• watdtmg somt·lx><i~· ~t·t bt"al up. "'So \\·lwn I ~ot sortt·cl throuc.h all that I don't know I havt• nt•\'t·r bel·n c1blc.• to shakt• th1-; Ion· .. 1nd tlus C'om passion lor t'roplc.- It re,.tlly clri\Ts ntt·.· Moon• n>nlillltt"cl. "That's Oll<' tlung I'm rf',1lly 1ryin1? to clo w11h my work is show that wh.11n·t·r \.'011 think of people ell fan· v.1lue ii ~·ou would gel to know lh('m -If:rry \1tH.ln'\ to turn it into ·~ay per....,011 sc.·duces strui(!hl friend. and I wouldn't go there. so wt"n· on•r • Ont• probkm that lan·s a produt lion of Strcmrwr~ lor the sil\'t·r ....,<Tt't·n is that body typt· 1s t·sst·nllal for Moore's d1araC"tt'Ts. "Hollywood is full of lht.•st• girl:-. stan:1n~ to ctc.-ath Thcy·n· ,11l 5 l<K>l !l .111d 105 pounds," h<" said. mc.·ntmnm~ lhat Jcrutikr Connl'lly ("Dark C'itr"I would he !!,00<l as Frarwi1w 11 sht• put on 20 or 30 pounds, and that :\11ra SoT\·lno ("Tht· ReplacrnH'llt Kiiiers ) tnlj!ht do wdl as Katd100, t•xn•pt lh,11 shr s too tall In ,1 ~<"nn cr,1mmc(. \\1th ca1><·d crus.1derl'i su1 t'q c\\ rl'd mutants .incl JK'rft·< th• mt c • bound l>odws, The rurn·nt issut• of Stranrwr~ b a ·half time. break'" from the one.om~ plot - a "Xena" parody 111 whirh Katchoo is nnhapp1lv tast as the sidekick just bt·caust· shc"s lht' short. blonde on~ \loon• \\ill be picking up \\·}H·re his story lt'ft olf \\.'ith his next l">sue in c-J.rlv S("ptember. Kdtchoo and Francine wtll kl'rp plul(J:?lng through life. together But will Katchoo eH·r !!,el lo haH· a happy sexual r~lation,hfp? ·ruu wou d bt· so happ\· with \\her~ W<'·rr ~oln!!, Lo ~o ~loor< said entlr mi::lr. 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Altorriey 0111ed Con~c woman Shella J kson Lee on Monday In c~:· :ii( for p._,".lge of the h •e Crimes r reventlon Act which would remove restr prosecutors "ho w,1nl to pursue crl es motivated by race color. rdll( on. sexual orlnt lion or dlsabtltty Currently. feder.11 law only protects vtcttms of hate crimes based on race Jackson Lee: Urge color rt'llglon or elected offic1a/s to national origin take action on while they arc stalled bill taking part In one of six fed.rally protected activ tttcs, such ~s vottnl( or attendinl( school. t\ co sponsor of the measure. Jackson Lee has jolnt"d a chorus of actlvlsls recently who support expanding hate crimes legislation In the wake of th" June slaying of a black man In Jasper Texas, allegedly by three white suprema­cists Jackson Lee called Texas a poster child for the need for the nev. le. ~1~ r during a town hall rne<"l1ng :';!onday al tht• Metropolitan Community Church of tht· Rt·s11rn·ction on Dru1tur C)trect She urgec' t'it' a1,1dlence c.f Doyle: Federal law about three doesn't address dozen to wrl e cnmes targeting or call elected gays. lesbians officials to sup port pass ge ol the leglsla• ion which has been mired In Conl(n•sslol".ll debate over mlsl(lv­lnl( s t!iat It Is Lnneccssary btc.1usc dozens of slates hm•c laws protect Ing lht· groups ldt•nllfied in tht' bill But lo .. .il olfkials said sometimes that isn't enough. lht.·se hate rrimr.s are extrt"mely divisiv<- G<·ra ld Doyle.• an assistant U.S. Attorrwy in Houston who handles civil rights rases. said during the mectint:. 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Ol ltllMDtT HOllDAIS SOUTH AT 281.539.3109 --=·-··-=-··•"+ ...... P A G E bet le track halt' ntntt s . Tht' lt•gisl.t tion would expand jurt~dic-tton and help to tar(!el rc~our<'l"S, he.- said Jackson Lt't' ,tnd City Councilwoman Annif>e Parkc-r held a thrc<' hour town hall mt•t•ting in late J11ly to build gr.l'srools "'P port for lhc frdt'ral lt•gasl,tlion. Some 39 st.ttt·s und lh« I>hlrlct of Columbi<l have.• laws a~tlinst ha.le c-rimt·s. 01 thost", 22 111dt1dt• s('X\lal orientation in caft·gorit's prott•c·lt'd . Aclivbts abo plan to try cllHI l<HtJ,!ht•n lht• state's halt• <Tillll'S law wfwn the kJ,!islatun• returns to st·ssion in J .nuary State worker sues after flap over lesbian foster parents by TAMMYE "IASH Da as Vote DALo.AS A ~OCJ 11 worker who cla ·is shew dcmott·d for remc·v ml( " foster child from a ksbtan couples home '1led •·1lt on ruesd ... y ag.:>!nst the Texls Oep.inment of Protective and ReguJ,1tory S<"rvices Rebet ca Blcds(){' W'JS moved from a 8Up<>rvtsory pc•sdlun to a c.is_. worker poslllon !11 August W97.hut continued t<i recci\c a supcrvlsor'!i pay afl er sht' ordt'rt'd the rnwr gency remo\,tl of n 3 month old fos tt•r child from a lesbian couple's home The mov< was later overturned by '5U~rv1sors. but sparked confrovr-r sv across th<" state and attr.lCt<"d the national media. State Rep Warren Chisum (R Pampa) responded with ,1 pledge to lnlro duce leg1sla11on In Janu.iry that would han gay~ from adopting chll dren c>r becoming fo:;kJ· parents "My professional view Is that putting a child In any situJtlOn "here then· Is .1dmlttrd rrtmmal l(tiv-,ty of ci sex·1dl n.1.tun· is '"'" Bl ·dsO<' satd In writ!· r st.1tement I rei:ret that I h..>d 10 sue to m oleo < htldren from the,, s1t1J(.1.hons '1ut ,}us 1.., n ct1H. thal h,1d to b« takrn • An a~cnc.y spokt'5woman declined commrnt c•n the lawsull snvtng agency offlnJls hadn't be 11 sPrved with papers. A spokc!-,woman lor Child f>rotecllvc St'rVlt'ts told Tht' Assodclh'd Press that tht' ~1~t·1u·y does not spcciticall\' for1s1der sexu al f'Jrknlation when plat'lng chi! dren. "We look al Individuals' ,tbtlilv to pc1rent. protect clOd nur•un· uhused and neglected cluldn·n said Marle1gh Meisnt'r. \\t' go Into the home und h.1.tervtew everyone. \\fe c!'rtatnly talk about slgnlftrant rda tmnships they have. Bui e>ur poll<')' doesn't address sexu.il ort.,ntallon • Bledsoe also filed suit Tuesday against st'vcral Cl'S t mployr~s. Including state dlrcclor J.ime• H Hine and several lnc«tl sup«TV!Se>rs. 1 0 A S E P T E IVI B E R 1 a a a N E W S Gay liaison tapped by non-profit A I lou .. ton attonH"\' r<"n·ntly CTili c·izt•cl for his roh• els ,l volunt<"rr liaison to the L!,a}' community has bet•n nanwd pn·si<lt·nt of thl' oldc:st stafrwidt· g~1y .u1<1 le-;bian group in Tt·x.1~. Till' Fot1ncldtion t'lll t f Andres Pc.•rrird on Tlu•o;tlay. Pl'tf ll"cl was selt'<'l<'cl in June hy ConJ.!rt'SS\\'0111,1n Shella J.1ckson Lee lo be ht•• Ital son to llm1"!.ton's gays ancl ks Uians. "Tlw '11 lfW has Pereira: Wants to played .m impor boost membership lant rolt· In m statewide group t•xpandtng llw • nghls of gays. lesbians ancl the lllV C'ommuntty Ill Tt•xas and it is an honor to be askc:d to lc:acl this organization," Pt·n·lra said in a writt<."n stakment. Pc.·rcira. :~I. an attornt.·v with Flcmin~. I lon·nkamp & Gra}·son. is also sc.·t·n·t .. 1ry of lht· Houston Gay and Lcsbitlll Politi< al C'aun1s and dC'livt." in local Dc.·mocTatl<' politics. llw native.· I loustonian wants to inc·rr.1~c.· nwmlx·r!!.hip 1n tlw 21 year old non profit group .uul stn:ngthen its nmununity ouln·adl, he said. The or,[!.ultzation also plans to take a lc.-ad in~ rolt- in clt·lcatm.l! uny anti gay bills propo~c.·<1 ch1nni..t tht..· lc.-1!,isli.tllvc.· ses-sion t..•arly nt..·xt yt•ar. lw said. • Pt·n·ira·s app01ntmn1t as Jackson lA"e's (!a,· cllld lesbian liaison n1ffled some qc.~y h·aclt·rs and n·sultt..'d in a public bkkl'rinl! matrh bt'tWcf·r• Pt·rt'ira dlld ~t.lh' Rt'p. Dd>ra Dan bur(!, \vho M·nt a klll'r to Jackson Let· prott..·stini.t thl' sdl·rtion. Ptrl'ira had n·c-<·ntly hll'd elec-tion clocumrnt~ and ('Oll~icltTt'cl n1nning a~ainst Danburg, a \Tlt·ran legi ... Jator and "-;tron~ aclvoc·,ttt• ol [!il\'S and le~hians. Religious visits: Two noted Episcopal btsl.rps .mcl supporters of l!ays ancl ksht"ns will v1stl Houston lh1s mor.tl durtnl( scparale er . .,aJ.!c nwnts. lktln·d Bishop \\'tlliam ~ . S\\1lll( v.111 dis('uss his 19 vcars .:!S a Bishop m Sa1 Fr,1nnsrn tlunng ::icpl. 13 t"\ent hy tlw Calheclr.11 Center for ~111eoloJ!1C·c!I Stuc! ts. an ec111ncnical .ulult t'Ch.1<·atwn ~roup foundcc' in 1997 Swint,! piorwen·d mmi:sh'rmr.? lo th~ homdt·ss at Gran· Catlwdral m San Fr dnrisc-o and s<·n·c.•:--. on llw board of thC' Anwrk.m Foundation for AIDS Hesl'areh. I k wlli cklivt'r lhl' first Wallt'r Taylor Annual Lt•clure. desij.!;tlC'd to honor Taylor. who will relin• as ckan of th<' Christ Chun·h Catlwdral al yt'ar's t'!lcl. Swin~ will speak .it 7 p.m. at Christ Ch11rd1 Catlwdral. 1117 Tnas Ave. Titkt·ts an• $10. For mort' inlorma lion. c·,111 71:3 222 2·112, •·xt. 624. Bishop John S. 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P A G E Jetliner crash claims p ioneer in fight against AIDS From slaff and w11e reports A public ht·.11th t·xpt·rt and odvoc.tt<' for a bc.·tter global re~ponse to HIV I AIDS was among Ow 229 pcoplt• kilit'd in lht• gn1t·somt· er 1sh ot Swissa1r !'light I I I. whkh plunJ.!<·d into Uw Atlantic- nc~ir ~ova Srotta \\'cdrwsclay. Dr JonallMn M.mrr a former pre, kssor al th•· llanard School of Public Heahh and pioneer ,;:i the fight against AIDS. was ~"11onJ.! the dc.at:l. alonJ.! with lus wife .l!'corcltng t r. .he World IJealth Org.111t1A~t1on \1ann st"rwd as the first dtrcclc.r of the org.mi1.at1on s Global Progrnm for AIDS from I \186 lo 1990 .ma joined the Allecheny Umverslly of the Hr.alth Scic.·nces as dc.·,111 of its School or l'ublir Health last January lie was kllkd Ill lht• rmsh whkh took place al>out an how aftf'r lhe plane's liftoff from Nt·w York. Otlwr \'iC'lims inrludtd sc.·vc.·n Lnited Nations work<.'rs n•turnlng to hcad­quartrrs In C<·nc.·va. tht.• U.~ said as well as I 37 Americans Mann's recent work fo<·used on tlu• relationships IJl'twt·en lwalth ••nd human rights and on llw global response to lllV /AIDS. smd Dorothy Brown president of t\lkl!hrny University of the I lcallh Sc1t·nccs. ·11;s dt•ath h ,, tr.u~k loss for thb Umn·rsity conununily .. ind the world at lan(t'." Brown salci. ·111 addition to being a n·c·ognized and brllllant figure in the world ot publlt· he.11th. !Jr. ~ann ''"·as an in<Tt"thblv d~c·ent and carinl! human hri!l~. I fl' \\1JI hr c.·\·cr present in spirit. hut ..,o.dlv rrnsscd: Frte1 s >ll• \1ann ancl his wife Mary Lou Clemen•s Mann, advoc.a'f·s m the battle to 1.nprO\e hc.allh "Thev broul!ht mvalu-'>le know! t·clgt", ;kills , nd plonecrlnl! h-adt•rshtp to the J.!rcatest public hcallh <halienj!<' of our dar the AIDS eplclemir ~aid llcn, Id P. 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'>ew m..ds are w>inng ltlr you "ith< now ar ""\\.gay.nee/man --=··••4-w•--~ P A G E F L E X 0 L 0 G Y Little changes can make a big, healthy difference by CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM Bt"in~ twallhv "n't <"<lS\' No. it's n·ally not You havt• to t·at right. t"Xl'rc·1M', watrh your fat int1lkt·. C'ount c·alorit·s. lift wri~hl~. clo ac·robi<"S, lilt mort' wci~hts, jog around ~t·monal Park, \\:atdl your c-.ul>ohydratt• 1nt .. 1kc.a and makt· !-.Urt' you t!<'l <·nough prott'in All lhi".l. dnd Ii.iv<·" <.tn«·r d par11wr. doa,s and cats .1 sm·i.11 lilt•, Jru·nds and have.· enou~h room for an appmntrntnl with tlw psyl'hialrist ev<"ry wc.·tk. Bl'ing ht•.alth i..,tft casv. but it can bi- ii you mak<• one littl<· C"h:u1~t· at a tmw Cons1dc.·r this. You .ire goinl! through the lirw at L11uy·s. You an· dtcidrng what to A"I I kn· rs wtwn· tht hard part l>t•gurs. What kind of salad do you t•at - raisin c.·arrol potato. coleslaw or gardt·n? Tlwn· ~in· al>out I 0 choi<'<'s and most ol ttwrn contain mayonnaise.•. Th<" two that don't are tht• spinach "ialacl and th<" ~arden salad. If you bc.·g111 ht·n•, and st,1rt makin~ ht·.tlth~· d1oi<Ts. you ran< ut about 100 ralorit•s ,md about I 0 to 15 !!rams ol fat our ol your meal Choose tlw splnadr or l(arclcu over tht' potato salad. One lrtllt" choice and you have alrt·.id\· l>cg11n your health prol(r.im. (Ami pick low fat dressinQ. too.) Choose thc bron·ol without rh<·("se lnste.1d ol the mat .iron .ind t l1t•esc.•, the "od almodhrc instead of th" fri"d rhirk<•n; the \\.'he.it brt".ut mstt ...id of white·: g.n•cn ht·o.ms instt".111 ol Jned okrd. L1lth d101n ~ idcl 1 p tu c.t lot of surn·ss 111 short p<Tlod ol tmw ~ost rrst n1r,1nts w111 suh~tltutt· hcalt'1w 1 ~us for tht"tr shit· dishes As cl pcnwr .1! t I illllt'I I cllWclVS harp on ITI) clknts to rat mort" vrgc1ablt-s c.ll d lnts of prolt in ( '1oo~t· SI .urn: cl \e~e blec; tnskad c..r pct to s,11 id c r frrm h frks ';ubslttul< e,::~ wh. ts tor r~s In r. ~1t1, Most peoplr think ti; i there •s nothn the\ can do cl v l ' c! iy to c'l;_n~, their OH ra' t-t·.ilth Tiwv f ~ u•e tt .J lf they dor I run around Mc ,:>r'.il Park e\rl'\ d.iv th<v wlll ne\ er lose wcl!-(1 l 1\1 km~ sm.1 I c'lmu"s (\eryv..·ht·re add .. 1p ..,,ere arc oth< r ways to 111.ikt• s.:1 II ch.._ nj:!t s. In tht' j.!roccrv store you c.m < tuose low I. t y•il(urt Taki· this IC'S . h1J"ll \'Ollr yo~url clfOll!HI and rompare 1t to a h~ht lJr,uul \' >11 c~111 probably sav~ up ,o I 00 r ulorH's. which t lke.., I.> JPirtutc·.., to burn on cl tr<"aclmill. They t,1stt· basic.tllv thl' sanw. but tht.' clillt-n•1uT in <·.1lorit•.., is lrl'mt:nclous ov<·r timt· You ('an mak<" :-.mall d1angt·-, t'\'t'ry wht·re, not only 111 your d1t"l. Try workmc.t out at .1 dtllt·1T11t tllllt' of clay, surh tis tht· nwrnin(!. Vlost pn>plc work out in tht· cvt·nm~. altt•r work wht·n they an· .1ln·:.HIV stn·sst·cl. Try j'.!c:tlinC! up an hour t"arly gc.·l to lht• eym and try t·Xt.·rrisin~ in tlw morn lllJ.!. You wi11 hncl thal your clay will start off bt·t tt'r, ttncl vour ml'tabollsm is more eflkit·nt lJec·.n1~t· you \l'.".t:d your glyrogc.·n storl's that W{"r<· pro ducecl during sh"l·p. A 11111<- la< I that most p~opk don't know i' that wtwn you do at'rohi(' arllvlty during tht• morninJ.!, your nwtaboltsm works harder and lon,gt·r throughout the.· clay than rt you <"X<-rC'IS<'d In tlrt• evenin,g. I also see a rhann· lor anotlwr small "han~t· in tll(" parking lot ol lo"al eyms. Ttw parking lot lilts by G p.m .• and most pc.·oplt· will clrin· around and around until sm1u·ont· pulls out ol a parkin~ ~JJ.tn· dost' lo tht' <"ntrann· ol llw gym For good tH.'ss s.ikt•. park at I ht• ul lwr t•nd ol the strip mall ,111<! " .. ilk to tlw J,!ym. I know il"s 1.nt. and I know th.11 vou wlll start to ~wt.~cll. hut l~ri't llwl \\'hat you an· ~0111g to tht· i,tym to do uny wa~. ..? PPople wtH spt·1Hl 20 11u1111tcs w~ tint! lor that perll't'l p.arkm,a.t pac.c.· and walk rh!,ht mto tilt' gy-111 .ut<I get on tht' ~t.ur f>lq>pt·r lor .in hour ChanC!«" tlH' WdY \'Otl Vll'W rvC"ryd 1;y l'Xt"ITIS('. \V(tlkin~ to tht· gym is {'Xl'f rf~t'. dt•spik \\.'h.il t'\'t'l)'otu· !i.1ys. Bein~ twalthv i-n I ... isy W•· .ill strugJ,!h• wit1l Lllr prrsonnl ht .,1 h evrry dav. I h.iv<" f< u11cl th.ii f you I' KC; tile (I "1~ s UISI• .HI of dr Stl< m es, you re more likrly to s11n reel fcl 1.1.1re comts \\Uh st tth1g unrt· 1llstk hf'.ilth go.its and tcytn,:: to < h.11 i .ill of our habits lnstncl of jusl s< rrr A htt"e ... , , tmu, O\er .t p<rloC: of II • Is Lh way we< n su< te(• \\r don't r <rt to go ovcrho .. ircl ctnd urd< r Just th<" vegrt l>I<" pl.it .i L11hy"s. Orn· ht tie sul.rsll•u 1011 ~oes Im,:: wav A lit'I" t I ne cverythm· fldle\e me. its easv Christopher (1rahHn1, a <T1t1/i"tl fJe'" !-imwl trwrn•r. owns Hull<li11t1 lktff•r Bodies a pt·r~mud 1rcu11lt1~/ COlllf""•IJ. Jh• nbo lr<lillS wul tt•udu•!j ur Firw ss f;,chumw. HJ.lo ,\lr/r1111. An education network grades schools on treatment of gay and lesbian students. How did Houston fare? HOUSTON VOICE 1 2 A SEPTE IVI BEA 1 a a e ~ @ @ @ ® @ (@ L GAlAXY GAY2£R by JOSEPH MOLINA Sept.4-10 Virso (AUG. H - SEPT. 23) H;appy binhd.Jy Vlf"go r,., rur u I.he sun moves 10 where ii was when you were born 1ert 'I goals is h.gh gh1f!d and M!ftnC a ~u 10 an end shourd be sough: all With a &cme of (lptimrsm you should IOcil to •bright 'ur11e If • fine th s manUestt ~ streu, see he hidden ~ery of the ttungs you do not yet l.l"lderstand Trz..ieling and gemng nw.Jy rould do yoo a. worU Of good .an.:.! -ungmg oi..:: with fnends and g.11ly celeb; ating .. fe s wggM1ed Libra (SEPT 14 - OCT. 23) lu Vl!l"lus 1T'O"le5 doser to your 11gn m:arten Jea"1n1 wilh 'f04JI home wtl be .ai: the forefroru HIWll • comfortable deJtl space ones more and more weght Yt'lut ttltT'Jott rniurlS to you wil IT'IOC> vate you •o m:Jke some ch:;inges 11 liv ng titwnons If you hzve been W"C with some one. you could chose to live :alone. you~ bee'! lfVW'll :alone you~ ..hose to he '#Ith~ Homosexu.- td.leion~ cOlAd be .n <he~ and tnoughtl ,)r'I convritmenu ~ rtvough )'OW" mnd S.:orplo (OCT 24 - NOV. 14) Wch che 11ftusxecl M.n 5Cil11abroad rdxXwl to Sain the~ cl ~wals.nl ~nhi~ed Holdontoto'(041money:w"d~ :if ~'f04IV//coodwl. ecw.uken ~Of a a possiblty Ind you need to be~ :if t@CH'C conwed Mo :onvnltm«U N ycu WQMrahicrnoc YOAJW.-be<h~tM~1ospeak)Q'mnd3ndlta'ld :>n'fO"ownrwo erL Sarturius (NOV. 23 - DEC. 2l) Pluco sec otf by Mn ~ts 'f04I 0-.~ ow•d lur1henng )'O'#' aree1 ThoJ&ttt ~ Sndins a new job! Or how~~ to adv.lnee' In your anm: one! Wcr1c.rc on y<u ~l.131 tel to mprO'W'e yo.x lkifb will orly benefit you Werk.in& on youndf 'o ~ rmuon.Nps ccdd enhance yo.I OYenl Ide. With the~ to ac;hi<."VC. somethin& must be acamplished $eom1 ~ isn't a ~lime, and before you know 11 a new cyle will begin and lhl5 one "w ome to., md Capricorn (DEC. 23 JAN 20) Th s we settmg goals and thinking about money Is hgtiAgmed Have you wondered whtn to pbr.: 1he seeds for yo...- g.ty luture1 H~ you put any Mergy 110 r.i.llu3tlflg )'OU'° rinanci.ll sutus1 M.Jny Capncom s could find rhemsdves out look1nc for a n("w iob or lrytng 10 rind wiys co squeeze more money out of the (Jnent one. Ar. the same time. you wat have an urse 10 IQo&i; .It how- 'er t o rebrtonshlps ~ been Relaliomhps 1hal have been png ~ wl >ecome: ~rf'lJty otwi )US and liva without rel~ could be ofbng for some ~on As the M'I moves in":O V"So· you re onfy ttwee months awiy before another)"!¥ ,, tagt'ld onio your .iga Put all of these thougt"a into rnobon as you prepare lor the QfTl&na re¥ Aquanus (JAN 21 - FEB. 19) A11 M10bONf mood OUI' of nowhere. perhaps ieC off by M..n, brlnp OUC )'CM" DU~ Ide. Owp Evwy Ye IS Co"'& to be srxect by your presence Nipdubl, dinnet'" wicti lnench, .-ry­thMlg 10 asMst .ar: 1he raolut1on of this mood Sc:ulfiog: ~ fM:e With food lr1d wine Uke heed y<>ur warw snot immune co this cyde .-ld you_. boe txaic the inChes In the 'ur:l.W'e l'tsc:ff (FEB 20 - MARCH 20) Tl1ll. week • the ..., SICS 11'1 Vlfgo, Pisces IS forced to confront marten ~ IMlh rebr:lonlhrps. Unsubk! rebl:IOOS a:dd come to a P.uns of w¥ Molt ceru.nly they ..411 io dwouih tr..nnoil Ind will~ rhar you p.ay artenuon to them.. The v~ of convnuniabon K hlghhchc:ed here In wh.ar: .,. Ne) ?f nbr:tOnthips yot.1 enc:ourner- rhis, 1rut.h and clla1rnNoon OMOC be wess«i lifY'f more ArMs (MARCH 21 APRIL 20) The rilblnce of M.n Jets df al sorts of de:6 n )'Ol' homosex~ hc:d Orc:l'TIS of fast o-s. ~ :JI~ with T1C1V.e s:J'I, rd TVS to P¥1s ¥ld Rome bVllng ~ arpl'.woe pn es ~ ohwhseG.Slyou~ln1Ning11thelutl8e.don IOfgct )'OUlliDh:M:a}ot'landpf.K't!S ooecomorrow Taurus (APRIL 20 MAY 20) M.n l2.rlCOin8 with Ur..,. and N~une ap-,.is •o your wild sde Venus' .nnuen e makes you we» in the knees and puu you in the mi&h of temp1..u1om and lavish lnO.Jlgent.e:s Where y0u tuve pbced your :mmltmem:s anoj put yo...- hommcx~ IOCU'I you Wll ~second thouches In 'lnl .:mpn1m is posm:on ;ilter lnOlher, rMlember on e you'"' put a tho;-\ In 'f04X Stde, I IN)' "1ko • ee t Tie$ the ellort to a« out ~mini (MAY 21 - JUNE21 1 Thesc:brmcMYnerw: n:othe9dV"qo.,.,a ~pl.acerott...ix.nundrr" -nesiro1Gmri 'Nctl N.w1 sdl SKb'W ri lhe ¥ ol Leo..,......,. .sp aUd luit )"QJ to ru-nr,.e ,or home. So~ yoxdos«s:n:!KC)"OU"lilel"lads EUbwtur'A~cllfe.,Oo'perh.'\lSlhel'bT1al'e~ ol 'f0-1 p)' sp:a:e' Sanedq B ngtlf .-c:..nd .he (OrTa" ff~ you knoiot ~ nw.n1 prtlp¥W. Caoc~r (JUNE 22 - JULY 23) Ali .tieU'I ndes.no f'Jell&'1dVszo. )'Ol.lwltu.oe.1~110~~an::tdosedoon. A laVgtll inthmnc.1rl1'10f'coJd~ th=& w.ilassnl yw111hen!'SQbionolr.ng.,-.. iaues:n:!~ mlltfl"\. You wl h»4 awl 10 a::~ :.ld DTlpl«c :hose~ and push 'fO.l •h! no~ bu'e. Leo (JULY 24 AUG. 23) Thi1 weell your romantre Side fS tiighfighted an1 .nc" JdM dreams ot rom.irr"e. of a1 Ind of bmtC swept off your- fttC M¥'5 pt11s a r..-e under you motrvai:ina you to put: some ~ in Y°"" e The Jcare for k>ve and 1t1on1.xy on no longer be dcnit'd Ir you ;are Wl&fe. ave ti"' the .jlr If you are: nurried, think cf rosei, of w;alks a:.:i1g 1hcl beach, and making ~ undor he moont1itu Joseph Molrrn o proc,1c1ni piydrc {ot f!~er I 5 Yf:orS. can Or 1to<.hN 01 7 'J-51'4·4'4 /I Che.' 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September 4 • f nT. tllV rs1.i1~ by llw \1oufmsc• C'ndc E/ rs r. > pm ru I 11 • .._., ~b:h JWllt' ~P" fllllo :.Ill h r~· lf8 :iOplll OUUCJll~h • llATC II 1 l• 71 I •14i 7002 • tfo11!o0to11 t 1U1L"' < uh l'w:Tts ti 7 .SO p111. 71 I 81'4 84G8 • Afc t tn• (1nH' r 111..- it .11 \1c llf111St' ComLYlli ~ ( .f'I tr1 hJ • 7 S S~) (X>:i7 • fJu!4t Eyr < le 1< P1 ey rxam .... hr 1-11\'+ pn pk 71 I ll:~I :uxx1 . .... ·shiau Avr11~ ""- • I 1t r 1wc"s. 18'.m w Alahm. 1 U 71111. • ~ P 1lml ~ ts lo y,.11k It sin s • 8 4~ pr 71•5:fflSAFJ.. • K1llM rrf l~ I .k ll.1z.; fhs1Jll. \L-.flf >I 7~ ,8(, fH(X) • Pus \t• Art \\' 1 kshop fl.1b1tc•r at 71'i 5'.lf, I IH 4prn. l)...tf"'NK • • ... ~tui t1•ILayVi>kt"St111K,'fo .... 7111171:1 szi.c;r111 Sablnlav. September 5 • ""' tffV fr~~ lly tf• Mo11U'~ < Unk tt Util k'" [ 4 to ti p11 iu<I ti- f•l I llydr l~11k P11h 8 pm 1 11u1 11 IJ:,,tit T f'.l. x ·~ p: ll 11 I I J:l>I • AIDS lit 11sl1 ~ 0: •h ,. II 11sl II' FYI 71 4 '"i:l lfjl' • 1\.11 r lie 111-s 011 KPFT ,:l.u. o :ta111. 't<J. I M 7 .I <;21, 57:11! • q f 11J I 11•·1fs It w. 1k Ille sl."tls •· 8 t5p111. 11:' c;m 'iAll·" • VL"i•MI J\J1 J\1!1.11tn IJK s .1t 10ai11. :l.81 o;/l;! 11408 • I<.. 111 •W I· slih ~ ( l11h H•"t·ls 71 4 "i:lh 7u7•1 • TI ~tJvic ( h I UM Is :lji) ~Sfi-5:\,:l SUndav, September 6 • lllr \\1 11s <;nu p llM"t s 10 4f>ouu. 71:' 'il'I 8.'\71 • IJ\Tl I 11.-c. ts 7 t 'M"' 7UY.l. • llo11sl1 1 Cfa.;1111 C 111J: B l'Vt ('I 1111 1~7 s 'itY.l (,Jf "!j • 1tm1b11\\ IU" r.4 /\ l11cyc k t h1h 11 r w HK 71 Hf' I Ol!I, • f 1111(111111< 'S lib~I • l..11• ~· 11 't IO 1m. 71.t ~:l2 • flotL"O 011 frr llL"i ( h l turrl at JG: JO aJIL 711 HG4 841>1'< Mondav, September 1 ts<11r1e (net h tllUJ h tUJfdtl d J t1 tl"-· 1d1 rliu1J • C1.1y F 111 / tL rs First st1,..po11 i:inup . >!pr 71.! HI 11,181 • (. 1k l.11 /( 111p11lt Y.'t>I k. .. t 'I' for Pnd1 \\\·rk 7pr 71.1 ~i·1 1i:.i:1. • 01 Uc·ru Cnn p Tn~.1l111r.11t .1t Monlrn!'ot (:Cnl11SC'b:1~( t'lltr•r. fiJIUL 71:J 5~!1 00:17. • Mc·11 "'i•UVi'\11'1114 nl St:·x•1::al 1\1111'-C" Croup ;If \1u11tnmc·<o1u~lb1g<"c-·Jtrr (i:l~pm. 71:1 t;:l'I Ul:i7 • G \! Mt·11 S11vi\''O~ or 1>011• st< Vtc kt1<1 st p1x>r1 ~mp • •s. 71:i t;:lh IJl7 • Bt ~ :Sup rt !'\ twork Cirt I au< l1von: C1rrn:~ 1,.1t7pu 7J~52f,JOl7 • fmsl yr ( liuit fn't" rye t"X<uu..-. tor IHV+ P""' p 11 i H.:Kl to:)(). • AIDS < ;!JV.:-r's S11ppm1 <i"' up Ult"f'I:-. di t 111 7 "i 7:\2 4:mu • AVl· S s1• ""'1rcl I 11.\r lr-stu J! frum 1pm lo I 5 j ur 7r.1 ;21, :l8:!7 • 111 1s11 1 A \\' ~11•·11 s < < 11ter'H Vohmtn·r ls.11. lr1A 71:i r;:UHJ7~J~.X27'2. • 1n"t Yu 1<L1!1i.::-s. 1t7prn7Jt•tt;5•tf;.t2. • l"r. Ill\ h-stm,:: 1-y lfK Mc 11trcN· <"trdC' M.uys •1 .uu to I J 111d ( 01 sh1°s k iO pm le 111uh1t~11 • KollM Pr)Cttsl':.11kPlaL1VisU.lk11:7 i HI I l>!IXJ. • All>~ frn rtc' 1huu f ousl111 Ill s ln·t· nr 11.. WJ1t111~ c la~. .. :t·uo pm. 71 i f;:.n fi71Mio. • m~atH.t rmr~ 11n·ts ti h M.J pm. 71:i ~:l:l 'llfll • IV M••· tnl."'W 1inl or W.1nK"r <'...1hl:-Ct-.. rulC"I r:-,.i 11 H pr. 71 i 5:l:i (~l():l TueSdav, September 8 • th lpl. J: <"n~" IJ1rs.vrs Ai•111y11u11." mr"f':t."' 11 2.f.J W1stlk111• 71111. 7 l:i -i!lfi..XOOO. • <S.1y Mt lllV+ l~Thnt~ rn~lY ·' \1<1ulm.o;(" c ..1nnisc h ~ < r1111 r 4 t(Jj 111. 71 i c;z~• OU::i7. • Yot11h lt.11 11 (,.Wpm. 71.1 x:n HSI I • Afh, m (, 11p Tn.1l! ·111 .1l ~1011trn.~ ( 111. SC h A ( (Ill I f pllL 71.t ~:,t!) O<Xi7 • All>~'A1l 111n otlhc B.1\An ll1<Tls.1f7pn. 71141*1 Wti • I po\\ 11 M 11 111 IJ\11 Al Isl qx1I 11<.k. 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S111ul.w Sc!rvht~ nt 10:10 un wt'<"kly. 40~f 7ti5 11.1:10 • Tl1t• l li11rd1 11 <:ood I.tic• on tht• luh•rnel, KOLBE PROJECT \tond.1y, \qJ!c·n .. --:r 7 htl>or DaJ <iffier c /used T .. t,d.11 'LptC'm -rH \\omen ,\ \piritualit) '' •-I :r '\I omen in \lini. n Fnda), \qitrmhcr 11 \lorn111g l'r.i)rr • IOam .\!mit· \ight • 7pm 'j'/1,\/11¥/)'S /Jc ,·\nt/KJ/1)'' Kolbe Pra1w Line 713-861-18-H PH (71))861-l~IKJ FX. 71llMl·1212 Ii ) , lk1~hu Ulvd. • Houstun, TX 771XJX Love is not ah.re .. http./ /\l.'W1A: ~ t n·llst 01~h Jmn h htm • J..atth uul llopr Ft•Uowshtp St-tv•,,. .1t I J 00 am. 71J'l:.w7>{47 Monday, September 1 • < .11holt<· Ma~s .1t 7·oo pm al tltC' Kolbe~ l'ri lt'<I 71·~ Hfil XOO Tuesday, September 8 • MCTH: E11q>owt·111w11t !or L.lvl11~ support group tv. put lu<"k cllnrn·r at h:OO pm Clrn)·brnl E11se111hlc• ;1t fi:OO pm Ordwstra rdwrsal ;1l 7·;J() p111. 71.J .'ifil ~114~). • M.1ra11~11)1,1 f"t·llowsl1lp MC<' has ~ro11ps that lllt'l"I 111 1•.1d1 uthrr:-. hoi11t• lor a tlrnr of kllowshlp, sh.tr11l~ Cod's word, Hll<I pr.l}'<'f, ( 111 lor llll' loc.· 1tlcm 111 \-'O'lf 1n·:-a 7LJ-5:.t8 • Tht• C'h11rd1 ol <knl l.JJe on tlw l11tt"nwt. l1lt11 /v1tv.-w.sy11nl't1:-.1 urJ.1.,/d111n-l1.htm. • Dl~c 11sslo11 Croup "'ltRl,111" fl.7 pm Al tht" Kolb l'r jt"<· 71J Xfil (800. Wednesday, September 9 • lfoly [·:11d1ansl Rite· II l'.l Noc 11 ot1 St Sh·phc·11·s EptS<· 1p;tl C'h11rc-h. 1805 W Ahl,;11na 71~\ 5:JH-'~~:c • MCTH Bllih• Study 7 ;\()pm 7L\ Xfil~H4~J. • Woislilp ~·rvke 7:JO pm .1t fo',tllh au<l ltopt· F<•llowshlp 71:1520~71147 • Tiu- Cln11d1 ol Good l.JJt• 011 tl1t' l11lt•n1Pt: hi Ip:/ /www_ sy1u·rl'flsl .orf!./c·h11n:h.hl111. • M.1ra11atha Ft•llowshlp MCT IJ;:as ~mups th;1t llll"t'I hi t'.1d1 otlwrs linuu• lor .1 llrrw ol ft·llowshlp. shart11~ Co(I'~ word. a11tl prayc·r. r'.;tll !or lht• loc;;\l1011 111 your .lrt'.t 71~' 5:l8· fi75fi Thursday, September 10 • Bthlc· SI wly 7:00 pm ·11 fo' 11th and Hope t-c·Uow:-ohlp 71 'i 5:l0 7X-47 • Choir l'r.u1Jn• 11 C.<>111111111111)' <mpd li::~ pm 7 Li RHO 12.t5 or wwu·.cnm111111ilty (' p1 .Ut,I'.! < iolr f r.u llt·r at G ~'o pm M1dwe1.•k s ·"'' al (!o11111111n1ty c;ospt'I 7 ·JO pm 11a. l'V'iO J'.lJ5 or www.c 11nu111nlty~ospl'l org • Thr < hun h ol f':rxxl Uft• 011 the Jntrruet http:/ /wwv.· -l'}'r1 n11~1 org,_/c 'nm 11 litm If 'Jtlll wurll WI f '"' '"' lt.. ..t nl U• 1111... .. :wr.lllNI, />lf a .... c· u1ll <~uol.1111 l<olN rts tit 71 'I fJ2Y li-tfJO 1111 12 .'\'ou11 l\-1o11d1u1~. yPd UJl/tlf )'PU-r() CbHte-rltare­i'h LP~ £,)C~~ .\t'lin..~ . 1,., (nZ)', L.w"""' 81 ~<xi.,... Ccmmuml)' of Cad10I:.s anJ jr1rnJ.<. .Srn·1u' ~a: . C>J®t. Ill th~ ht·1~ht.1 1307 Yalr, sttite H • fi3-S80· 2872 Al::use is not love. .. 1\ rn11fi(knt1.il 'upport ~r<>up for g.t) nwn 'llr\'l\'Or' of do111L"t1c noll'lll'<' 1n,I .thM' llll'l'b .It Benn~ l\.kmon.11 Un1ll'd /\kth<xl"t t 'hurrh. Thi''' .1 ,,1k pl.Kl' to 'h.lr<' your l'Xl'l'rtl'llet', ll: 1rn, or Jll't l"11·1i. I' 1r111n il•1M' r.111l·l·11hy"<.1I, lll<'nt.11, <'n1<,t1on.il, \'l'rl .. 11, or 'l'Xu.11. Scrl'<'nmd1"l'"l11l'lll rl'qum·d. 11. 1ond.1 y l'\'l'lllll~'· 7 ·.Spill lknn~ 11.kmonal Unnl'd 11.kthnd"t Church 1440 lfarold, I lOll\lon, TX 770L'6 711-526-1017 Ru" Rohnl'tt, MS,! Pt :,! CIX; Rl'\' Troy ll. l'lummn, 11.!S, l\.!D1\', l l'l; htW' .. "'1i fur m.urt mf11nr11.m1m an.I "' 1'..ht-duk a k.~nJf'll.libjc mt'nC micn.uw Ad<, rr mg i:enemthl'I clrmm.ed In· Elliutt .\forthru, FmmJlluun .,,.uJ John s~''"" ~.11 11 FourufaMn --=···=-·•k •· ·-- 2A Stu!Ut~ ~i'l£Ctim1/ ~~cf}uu1.~ The purpose of this group is to allow Gays and Lesbians to come together and share their spiritual beliefs without being judged. We will share and dis­cover the important issues and values in our lives both personally and spiritually. We will look at our­selves and where we are at this time of our journey throu~h life and where we would like to go in thP future. MEETINGS STARr: September 10, 1998 TIME: Thursdays 7 :00-9:00p.m. LOCATION: Houston Lesbian and Gay Community Center TELEPHONE: (713) 654-2190 CONTACT: Will R. Whitmer. M.Div., M.Ph. @ Houston les~ian & ~J l'.limmunitJ ~nler,lnc. 803 Hawthorn Street ' . Metropolitan Community Church of the Resurrection Experience God's Unconditional Love ..J.o.i.n. O..n.e. .o.f. O..u.r. H...O....M...E... G..r.o.u.p.s. H.O.M.E. Groups (Homes Open for Ministry and Encouragement) meet for prayer, discussion, and study, in private homes and at the church. All groups are open to the community. Area Locations of Current Groups: East and West Houston Near Northwest Houston (290/Hollister Area) MagnoliafTomball Old Sixth Ward (Decatur Street) Deer Park/PasadenalPearland Heights/Montrose Bellaire/Beltway Galveston/Clear Lake/Beaumont Some groups are open to specific individuals _female couples, male couples, the leather community, and Spanish speakers) For more information or to locate a group in your area, call Rev. Ralph Lasher at 713-861-9149. Houston's Inclusive Communi~· of Spirit! Spiritual Uplift Service: Wednesdays 7 P~I Decatur St. H.O.M.E. Group: Wednesdays 7:30 P~I Worship Services: Sundays 9 AM & 11 AJ\1 Visit our 111eb page at www.mccr-lrou.com for tire most c11rre11t schedule of upcoming evems! 713-861-9149 1919 Decatur, Houston, Texas 77007 Washi11gto11 l!!I If/rite St. (between St11de111011t a11d Ho11sto11 ,fre.) 1 '5 A SEPTEIVIBER 1 B 9 B . 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Aboning the Gav Gene Sinre b<'fon· 1 h .. Slnnt·wall riols. gay righls advoc·alrs have thampsoncd the St"paralion l>etwt"en law and moral Hy. ·nw awt·somt- power or lhe law. we have aqzucd, should nol b<' us<'d as an inslrnment for imposing !ht• majority'~ moral valu<"s on the rt"Sl of us. fkJt"Clmg lhl' so<·1al c-onservativcs' vision of a country in whith lht· laws t·nshnrw traditional. litt·ral intt'rprrta lions of lht• Chrbloan BilJ"', Wt' have argued thal lht• law should mt.1Xi1t11zt• ttw ln·<·dom of all Americ·ans to make thr1r own moral and r<'liAious rhmccs. so Ion~ as wt· do not 1mptnge on the rights nnd freedoms of otht·rs. \Vt•"re surely corrt'cl in lhat laghl. uul we know Uhtl our ~wn person:ll fnTdom depends on it. But we havt· foughl for so long and so hard for laws lhat expand prr sonal frcrdom. th .. 1t wt" oflt"n run the risk ol cnshnmn,:! the laws we I' e as our own moral cock, forgelllng the basic lesson abou< the difkr<"nce a lt·st for 1drnllfyini( ii on a felus. Bui th(' answ.-rs from the ethicists wt·n· quilt" shock ini(. Tlw righl lo choosr is th .. n ghl lo choose, somt· of tht·m said, and socicly's got no business ·ro, lini(" a gay or kslJoan baby on a heterosexual couple <hat woul<I pr· h-r hekrost·xual thildren. 'Tm pro ~ay, but also pro-freedom: said Aaron Gn·1·nlJrr~. a corporale lawyrr whose thinking st•t•mt·d lypkal of thost· on lhr GLMA t·l hi c·s pa1wl. · 1 <lon·1 lhink. wtth <·t·rt.lin rondition s, thal th<"n.··s anything moraHy objcdion.lbh.· with c·hoosin~ a d1ild's sexual ortt·ntallon.· TIH" lt•J!ally prOlf"flt·d ri~ht lo dtOOst• aborl ion OVt'f ('UT ry1ng a pn·gna1wy to term d()(•s not wi1x· the moral slate.· clean In how that rholC'e is c-arrit•d oul. Flrsl and lort•mosl lht·rc is lhC" murky qtH"~tton ol wlwlht•r that gay f~tus Is a human 1,.:111g whose dt•slnoc lion would bt· immoral. That q1u·s l>elwcen law and mornllty wr We have foughtfor so long and so hardfor lion is not unswt·rcd by our clrn~1on not 10 a<lopl as law th1• t•onst·rvativt• Christian b('fi("f lhal life U("l(ons al t'Oll n:plion On ly stmw St"rious soul st·an:h ing !hat rnnsidn~ llw b iologit·al a nd s pi ritual t"Vlcl r 1H·e <:an answt·r that qut·stion for a par would teach others. Sound a hltk ahslrnt·t'l Con•ldrr 1111' example of abor lion and the moral dilemrna of wlH"lhrr to krminah' a pref.! nancv l.x·r1u1s(• lht• f<'lus is drtrrmiru·d l'I\ have lhe •gay !(enc.• laws that expand personal freedom. that we of ten run the risk of enshrining the laws we like as our own moral code, f orgetting the basic lesson - about the Many gavs. and many more lesbians, have fought on the lront Imes of the mov~mt·nt to ("nsure difference between law and morality - we t·nt. II a pan·nl should drnd" llw gay ldus is not yt·t a human bt·onl(. an· lht-rt· no moral ruh•s to ~ov · would teach others. that womt·n rel.tin 1111' righl lo choose wlwlht·r to lermonate n pregnarwy Afl•·r years of hard work. and a little hdp from tht• Supreme Court. mosl Amt·ricans now accept !hat It os unfair for social rons .. rvaljvcs to use anti abortion l.1ws lo enforce lhctr <'Onsrrv.1Uvt· Christi.in position that llfr b ... glns at concrpllon. Bui winning the legal baltlt' doesn"l dedde lhe moral question A legal framt·work !hat prt'serves the rlghl to (":hoosc is no s11hslil11te lor tht• moral valut·s a pan·nt should n·lv on in t".Xt"'ft'islnJ.! 1hnl rhoke Law and morali ly should be separalr. n·nwmh.-r? Al kast sonu· ·pro gay· mrthr-al elh1dsts havt'n·1 rl'mt•mbcrcd th.11 bask lt•sson A n·cenl panel at lhc G;;iy & Lesbian Medical Assocoalion·s annual symposium debated the hypolhl'llcal question of wht•lher a pnrrnl would b.- morall}' justified in alJortlng a fetus carrying the ·gay gene.· Thal pow!"rful <1uesllon ts hypothetical becnuM· sclrn<'e has not yet isolated a ·gay g('nc," much less d!"lermlncd rrn wtH·UH'r thnl lHolo~kal lift· lhat polt"nllal h uman t.eln~ should survive'? If wt· confu51· lh<" ftogally pro 1<·ctecl rl~hl to dtoos<" as some sorl of mor.tl jusliUc:.tliun for t'hoosmg ba5NI on any crilena, tht'n a pM<'llt lruly docs ·play God· using Uu- rht·toru· ol nnll abortion pro trsl~rs. 111l'rt· an· ·nght• rt"asons and "'wrong• n·asons to abort il ft tus, with or w1lhout the ·~ay _gt·rw.· For all thl' sanw n·asons thal we bd1evc it ts mor,tlly wrong to dt~crtmt natt· against pt·oplc just l>t·c-aust· ttwy i.lrt' gay or h·slnan, lht-r<"·~ a ."tlrong moral argunu:nt thal a part·nt shoul<ln't cls~rrumnatr against a polt·nlial human bt·1 11~ just b~< au st• ll has the ·gay gt•nr'" Our civil rights movt·mf"nl arhit·vt·s only a 6hallow vit' tory if we dt"lt•at laws based on tlw nght wn1f.fs moral cock and replart' 1h .. m wllh laws lh.11 we adopl ns our oYm mornl <'tKle. ~:v~n bt:fon· we win 1h.1I vorlory against rlghl wing laws, w!" should talk mon· aboul th•· v;1l11<' <hoke.~ 1h.1t we're fighting for lhe frrt~lom lo makr --=·--·--..w•-•k ...... P A G E 1 B A SE P TE: rvtB E A 1 s e e h • Courting Gavs Political race focuses national attention on gay, lesbian voters by MUBARAK S. DAHIA The race for governor In Jilt nots is getting national atten. lion from the media and polili · cal pundits over how the candi dates arc playing the gay angle. Poltttctans still mostly run away from gay and lesbian issues during an election year. much less gay and lesbian vol ers. TI1is is particularly true in most statewide races. In which candidates must appeal lo a wide range of voters. and fear alienating more conservative voters by speaking up on gay rights issues. Historically. if statewide candidates have said any· lhlng al all about gay and lesbian Issues, thry have used us as scapegoats. stumping "family values· rather than promoting equal rights. But in the Illinois governor's race. the tabks seem to be tunwd: both candidaks arc making an effort to woo gay and lesbian vott•rs. Gay polittml leaders both those 111 Illinois and Washington. D.C. an· q111t·k to tn1111pet this as a sign or lht• political maturallon of the w1y and les bian rnrnmunlty. and p<·rhaps as the lx•ginnlng of a turnm~ 5X>int in our (·olkdive politic-al dout. There's no denymg that so mud1 altt•ntion lo the gay and IPsb1a11 volt- SiJ.tnals sonw kind or WICkr politiC'al progress. But gay and ksbian lcadt·rs and gay and lesbian voters - should Ix• wary ol lht• lx•havior of both eandtdates In Illinois. 11w c·oncc•rns of minority groups havt.• for ckC"ades bC'<."'n usc•d as "'wedAC' isstu·s· to scparalt• canchclates during an c:krUon cyde. and Atvc• them a competitivc­ed~ e- ovc·r their opp<>n('nts. Granted, bc.·1n.Lt ust.·d in a posH1vc· way as a wedge· i~stu· is prefc:rabk to ht"ing us<•d in a \Villi<• llorton lashion. But wc shouldn't gel too rarrled ,,way wilh our Ul'W popularity 11w lx>t tom line Is that we are still bt·m~ usC'd Tiw probkm with hc.•mg uSt·d as a wt·clgc.- issue is that 011<T lht· dcc·tion b O\.Tr. polilidans h'nd lo sul Gav Justice fer from collective amnesia. forget llnl! their promises to - and some· lim<'S. evl"n thl"ir positions on - the minority groups that helped them wedge their way into office. Despite all the but.z surrounding gay and lesbian Issues In this race. If you look closely, 11 appears that both pohlicians are more interested in exploiting the gay and lesbian com muntty than committing themselves The problem with being used as a wedge issue is that once the election is over, politicians tend to suffer from collective amnesia, forgetting their promises to and sometimes, even their positions on - the minority groups that helped them wedge their way into office. to gay and ·lesbian equal rights. Republican candidate George Ryan. the powerful slate secretary. has taken the lead in courting gays and lesbians. I le has said all the right things pub licly about discrimination against gays and lesbians. and m his office he enforces a nondiscrimination policy that mclud«s s<"xual orientation. He ev<"n sponsored a car In this year's Chkago gay and lcs· bian pride parade Democratic candidate Glenn Poshard, an llhnois Conl!ressman, has repeatedly insisted he has no al!('nda against gays and lesbians. and has met with state and local kaders to try to win over their sup port. I It•. too. runs an omce where sexual orientation Is part of the nondiscriminallon p<>lit"y. And he n:n·ntly vot<·d to support the federal ~:mploynwnt Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). which would proh1b it disc·rimination a~ain!',t gay~ and lesbians in employment. and. II passed. would be the first p1cc<' of national gay and lesbian civil rights legislation. Sllll. Poshard has managed to anger gays and lcs bians with his talk about ·acceptabk levels" of dis friminalion in st.ah" equal rights laws. His mectin~ wllh c·ommunity l<•adc·rs It-ft most ol thrm leanin~ toward supportinJ:?; l{yan. Prior to Po~hard·s vot<· on ~;NDA. the National Gay and u:sb1an Task Forr« rankrd his voling rt"t'Ord on gay and lesbian issues in Congn•ss a zero. the sanft" rating II afford~d to surh c:rwmit's or tht· gay and }(•sh1an <·ommunity as St·n. Jt·ss<' llC'lms ol North Carolina. Furllu-rmon·. Po~hard h:is accust·d l{yan of set ling up "front· organizations that claim to represent the interests of gay and lesbian voters. but are in fact nolhmg more than propaganda machine,, for Ryan. For the r<"Cord. Ryan denies he has organl7.ed any such "front" organizations. and says Poshard 1s simply uslnJ: desperate smear tactics. Wow. Even the thought that a pohlician might go through the trouble of selllnJ: up a "front· ori~an".a lion to swmg gay and lrsb1an \'Olen; can Ix· hl",~dy stuff, given the· historical rontt·xt of political cand1 dates relr('aling as fast as they c-.111 from gay nnd le> bian concerns durin~ an elt-<1 ion year. But despite all the hoopla around gay and lesbian issue:> 1n this race. we should still try to kt't"p our hrads. Keep in mind that neither man has agreed to si!(n an amendment that would add sexual oricnla lion to the lllinms human righb law. Both nwn have come out pubhcly opposed to gay and lesbian mar riage. What gay ,md lesbian kadt-rs should be askinJ: before they make any final <knsmn m the- llhnois AOvt~rnor'!-t race Is this: How c.1n the ne"found prominem·c be used to extract concrete pledges and comm1lmcnts from the candidate'? Otherv.·ist~ <hsappointcd J!·•Y and ksb1an votrrs may find that the nt:"w govt·rnor whoc.·vt:r ht· turns out to be - devt·lops a suddC'n cast· of nmnt·~ia nltt:"r Novc-mbt·r Mubarnk f)u/1ir rec.clues email at Midx1nlkIJ,1.h@uol..com. Personal touch can sway judicial decisions by CHAIS CRAIN It was Uw swing vote of Juslicr L<-wis Powell that dl't"lckd dozms of <<.l.s<·s clurin~ his y<-ars on the Suprt·me Court. indudin~ the infamous Bowers vs. 1 lardwick case that oriJtinated in Georgia. TI1e c-ase ultimately left Intact that state's sodomy law with the Court's rnling that the U.S. Conshtutlon had nolhln!( lo say about th« rights of gays to enitai:e 111 private. cons<:nsual at"ts of intimacy. Tiw Supreme Court brid hit-cl on behalf of Michael I lardwick was prcpan·cl by a young 1 larvard Law prof<-ssor nanwd Kalhkt·n Sullivan. Less than two years aflt'r tlw t"ase was ckt"idt'd. she visitt•cl my first y<·ar tnmmal law dass nnd told us a fastinalin~. Uchind tlu- scTnc-s talt· from tilt" t0:1st•. Mmule~ aftc-r the Suprcnw Court ht·ard ar~u ments Jrom thc lawy<·r:-; 111 llardwick , llw justices rt."lin·d lo hrit·ny dhcus.."'i th<"< ast• and take a vok. By an initial tally of 5·4. thr Court was rt'acly lo <'xlcnd the conslllulional ri~ht lo privac·y and strtkt• down Ct.·orgia"s c·onst·nsual sodomy law In tht• wt·t·ks that follow«cl oral argunwnt. the c-on scrvativt• nunority. surpns<·d to be.· on the losmg side. took aim al Just1c·e l..<·wh J>owdl. Yt.·ars lx·lon-. Powdl had t·stablislwd hlmsdl as tlw Court·s swing vole. and his rnnwrsion st·t"nwd llw most likdy. Powell was approadwd by anolht·r j11slict' who warned Powdl that tus dt·l·idin~ vote• m tlw 1 lardwU"k cast• would ~ue;u,1nh't' his plan• Ill history as lht· savior ol sodomy, th<" fatlwr ol homosexual rights. Lcwb Powt·ll was born ln I ~JOH, a (·ourtly, Virginia gt·ntkman who rduc-lantly at"c·t•pted his appoint mt.·nl to tht• high court by Prc-s1dt·nt Nixon. This was 1l'l tht· h1stont'al 1eJ.ia<·y Powt·ll had in 1111nd for him ulf. lk switdwcl his volt•, unct tht" <<\st· turnt'd out tlw opposli<" way. wtlh Mu·had llardwiek. and tlw re-:-;t of u~. on the losmA sidt·. Standmg tan was Attonwy Gt•nt•r..11 Mic·hat'I BOW(T:-;, t.~nforn·r or stat<· laws n·gulating privah' st·xual c·ondu<"t. But with llw passage of lmw Powell came lo regret --=·--·----•-•;:, ·----- his switch m llardwi«k Looking back over his 16 yt•ars on U1e court. it was his swin~ vote in I lardwick that he allows was "probably a mistake.· ·nw lt·sson hen• isn't one of bit­lerswect defeat snatched from the The real power comes from talking about our lives. We have personal lives, and if we 're willing to talk about them just like everybody else does. 110 Jaws of victory. So lonit as nine more and no less fallible humans decide the scope and strength of our Constitution. the fate of our movement will always be bound. at lra•l lo some t·xtent, to such historical quirks. then our friends and colleagues will come to understand on their own that we 're 110 threat to American values and the family Tilt' real lesson to be absorbed lwn· is the power ol c-oming out Justice Powell"s tonvt·rsion from pro gay to anti gay and back to pro· j.!ay a~ain was inllut·ntTd by who ht· kn<·w as much as it was by what lw knf'w. If a Supn·nw Court jus tier can be swayt•d by ix·r~onal rclalionsh1p!j. ima~ irw tht" rllccl on lht· uveraj:!,e Anwnf'an \Vail a minute. Doc.~ this requir<" you to stop your JJos.., ln th\' hallway next WCC'k and explain tlw st"Opc ol tlw du\' proc·ess clause of the 14th Amendnwnt? I lardly. Dot·s it mean you must sil down your aunts and undcs and wax eloquent about your fundamental right to engage in sodomy? Defimtely not. Our rcal powt·r isn"l lcJ:al or c·v~n 1x>lillcal a;-gu · nwnl The real power comes from talking about our livt's. Just like c·verybody else. we have personal lives. and if we·n· walhn~ to talk .,1bout tlwm just likt· t·vt·rybody dst• doc:s, no mort" and no less - tlH"n our fru·nds and t·olle..1.~ucs will c·omt• lo u11dt·rstand cm tlwn own that we·n· 110 threat to Amt"rlcan \'ahu-., 4\IHI th~ lamily. Of course, a pt:rsonal <·onnt·rtion i~ lJy no means a sun· fin• path to C'l\'tl rights pro1ert1on~. Tiwrr's ccr· lainJy no J.tt1aranhT that YOLll" (rit·n<ls ~nut C-Olleaj?,tH'~ will \'Ven "gt·l it." I am also a form<T ~1w ckrk. and five ytrn-:; ago. I <·umt~ out to my lornwr t•mployrr, a judgr on the fed aal app<"ls rourt th.II s1ls m Allan!<• lie warmly acc..-plt'CI me all<"r tlw m-ws, and has mad« \'Vl"ry elfort sinrt· ttwn to respc•d mt• and indud<• my partner. Nl"vt'riheless, 1n May of 1997. h« wrolt· the major ity opinion 111 Michael Bowers· other big judicial vie· tory over gay civil rights. the final ruling against le>· bian attornc-y Robm Shahar, who was lln·d aftrr Bowen; learned that sh<> and her partner got married in a private Jt•wfsh wf'ddin(! cen·mony l"w not yet found !hr energy to explore with the judi:e what wt·nt wronl'( 111 the Shahar easr. Althoui:h J am c·unous how he felt, thn·e days aJtcr issuing hfs n11in~. wlwn Micha(') Bow<·r~ publid)' announ«cd a dt·c·-ade long. ~'dultcrous affair. The cnltrc rulu~ in Shahar had been pmncd on Bowers· rcasonab)e rondu~ion that someone 'Atio is pre:.umably break.mg the laws of the state (here, the sodomy law) could not be rxpcdcd to effcetivcly enfon-c them. Bowers. who admitted '10latmg stale adultery laws. had olmously luddrn !hr truth unltl it no long.:,. mallcred. and he pk,yed my judJ!e for the fool. TI1e more dlffieult struggll" for me· v.,11 be to unrav el the hurt fcc!Jngs and dr«p seated disappointment that the judi;:r. a frit·nd, would, In hh opinion. rom par« my c·ommitnwnt to my partner v.1th that of a polygamist. and rclt'r repcal«clly to gay relallo11sh1ps in quotation marks. as if wt" wt·n~ pretenders at the throne of heterosexuality. Ile know' lx•ttcr. or ought to. Ob\iously. my work lsn ·1 done Maybe wil h enoul!h dfort, once Judge J L. F,dmondson r«llres from th« lx·nch. hc-"11 look b<u-k al his 1997 vote in Shahar v. Bowers and allow that he "probably made a mistake.· Chns Cra111 1s publisher of tlu• I /ouslon Voice. P A G E 1 7 A S E P T E IVI B E A 1 a a e CLASSIFIEDS To advertise 1r ll'e Class~1eds cal (713)529-8490 or (800)729-8490 If nol 1:> Houston Our office hours are 9:00 arn-5:'30 pm Monday through Friday Classified deadline ts Monday al noon for the foffow1ng Fnday publication. 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Help Wanted Bars&Clubs CLUB HOUSTON ts now h1nng mainte· nance and all other positions Apply n person. 220~ Fannin Mo" -Fri. 10 OOan-Noon No phoro calls, please. Mary's naturally 1s accephng apphcahons for part-tune maintenance Apply Tues Tl'urs 9am • 2pm, see VValter or Gaye Houston's top gay nightclubs are 'low accepting applications for management trainees bartenders, door and floor staff Offering Houston's best benefits pack­age. including group ~earth insurance. JR's BAR & GRILL and THE MON­TROSE MINING CO. are looking for hon­es!. sell-motivated and customer service oriented 1nd1v1dua1s who want lo J01n a winning team Apply Mon thur Fri between 1 pm and 5pm at JR's. 808 Pac1f1c. 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Weekly rental, no deposit, b11t paid, free Iaundry,phone. No drugs/alcohol - Social Service vouchers welcome' AIDS Housing Coalition Houston. 713.521 1613. Roommates Home to share 1n the Heights Area. Must be mature-semi retired type male. $300.00 Month 713 862.3989. Resorts ACAPULCO 'LAS PALMAS' RESORT Mexico's Premier Clothing Optional Paradise · Pool, bar, restaurant. escorts· For brochure call Telephone. 011 52 74(87 08 43) or Fax, 001 52 74(87 12 82) · Internet www acapulco-laspalmas • Email bob· by1oe@acapulco-laspalrnas com wanted To Buv Fast CASH - Highest Pnce P.a1d •We buy antiques. estates, furniture, collectibles, iewelry, etc. • Pick-up Available 281.391 7515 or pager 713.994.5986. Websites http //homepage earthhnk neV-mslhouston www the/clubs com www pac1ficstreet com www confidentialconnect1on com http//www playg1rlmag com/free Leath4ev@swbelt net email. marysbar@aol.com www titos-vodka com ~,. - ~· "'I'.... CMaalrls hall · for your '"- classified - needs. 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HouUon \\!In' hns -1 Into ... orw MJnW' n., Hou91Dn "*:ir hall MJW'll IUID • IWW hornw Tiit' ttoustou \bcT fa;a. 111owd .. ., ·- homr n .. Houston~ ll:lS nt!JW'd uuo 500 Lovett, Suite 200 Houston, TX 77006 \fike Ffrmi11g - As.ociate I~il•li<licr .\!atthew A. Ilrmur - fditor SEPTE IVIB E A 1 9 9 B 1=== Cabe Michael Owens, M.D., Ph.D. ~G EVENTS Sept. 8 Hoping for an emotional, rather than historical, reality, the Alley Theatre's " Civil War" opens Sept. 8, prov1d1ng a musical a look at the war The work includes the stones of the anonymous faces of the war, as well as s1gmflcant players, such as a pow­erful speech by ex-slave and freedom fighter Frederick Douglas. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas. Tickets to $46, 713-228-8421 Through Oct. 11 Sept. 10 The account of controversial Black Pant~r leader. Huey Newton. begins on Sept. 10 with "A Huey P. Newton Story." The dramatic solo performance IS by Roger Guenveur Smith and the work has garnered several awards. Smith is familiar to audiences for roles 1n teleVISion shows such as 'New York Undercover' and "All My Children." and Spike Lee's •Get On The Bus." A panel discUSSIOn with some of the area's c1V1I nghts leaders follows each perfor­mance. D1verseWorks, 1117 East Freeway (off North Main at Naylor). Tickets are $25, 713-520-0055. Through Sept. 13. Sept. 16 New Heights Theatre opens its season with a revival of Mart Crowley's " The Boys in the Band," the first critically and commercially successful play in America to deal openly with issues critical to gays and osb1ans The work. in11!ally per­formed off-Broadway in 1968, 1s a darkly comic tale of the hves of nine men, eight of them gay and one straight and homophobic, who gather to celebrate the birthday of one of their own. The Sept 16 opening ben· ef1ts Bering and Friends, an AIDS supporl group. New Heights Theatre, 9 w 19th St. Tickets are $15. 713· £ 9·8927 Through Oct 24 Oct. 10 In the first of three subspace shows curated by tho G.ly and Lesbian Committee of the D1verseWorks Artist Board, ' full frontal, exhibited, hung" will attempt to bring a genre of queer arl out of the closet. As gays and lesbians try to debunk the myth that sex 1s all we're about, the com­mittee confronts the issue of keeping sex in the bedroom and lets the view· er decide whether to look. Artists inctudo Houstoman Ray Ogar and E 1Zabeth Zhe of Austin An opening reception is Oct 9 D1verseWorks. 1t17 East F recway (off North Main at Naylor) Adm1ss1on 1s free. 713-223· 8346. Through Oct 31 Ongoing The coming out comedy of Del .,hores, "Sordid Lives," 1s a tale of small-town Texas hfe. The theme of uncond11!onal love. acceptance and coming out. along with wicked come· dy. struck a nerve with mainstream and gay audiences 1n Fort Worth and Los Angeles. Paradox Theatre. 3722 Washington Ave. Tickets are S 17, call 113-522·2204 Through Sept 27 '·Ray Hill. The Prison Years," tho story ol the native Houston1an turred act1V1st. talk show hast and general rab­ble rouser has ct>al'ged venues The play fontures Hit rom '11SC' ng about hlS po- or I lo Iha i;ystcm. benig gay and h w•th 1ty pohce ro o Wedn sdays at W rk t>or ol Houston IC ts up tc $10, 711- INSIDE: UT HOUSTO:-; \'OICI • SIPTI· \IBlR 4, 1998 ,\ GLIDF IOR YOUR LllSLRI· Tl\IF Disco diva 11nde1aoe1 a revival wllhnew aenerallon ol lana Querr Transgendered reens Troubles rho ru_ IL' U OrkS ·n1e<l1< r ddJU/ duoruc!c hf< mark; ns a (ICll} I« ll /tU'TlClrol trl(i Pa~c 2B Page SB INTERVIEW: THELMA HOUSTON by EAR• DITTMAN After }e.n-.. i' being Thelrra '1.ous Jn s Inner ~tr kept hrr ,(!.< ir ~ This bt I Inside the ...... ightlife :l'CSI qasstp on all •tat's qm Page 78 OUT ON THE BAYOU BOOK REVIEWS Two works chronicle tough lives of queer youth "Tellmq Talcs Out Of Sclwol. • cd11cd 1J11 Kevin Jc•111u1qs. 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I tlwlf <"••rly ec na11,r y< rs would t "' ht 1 llllbt r.r. hk wl lt'\<"r their st"Xl 1 preft'rt"OC("S lJ11t !TIOSI cl'""<' otl c-rwlsr )f<l.n .. uv I rrad "Tales first llwn ·gueer I I' 1mmrdlately altt·r and wonderc·d why the t·xperil'nces in .:r· st·rnwd so stmtJLu and lht' expc.·ric·1wrs in lclh's we•e so different Ooth hooks have ,111 equ.illv dlvcr'e pool of cm 'ribulors I r .1llzcd ti al thr IJ,u K.grou td of the wnt<r docsr t 1 •!<c hffl rr Ill the lgst t f tht.·5c yea s is. t1111vc rsal It s i! 1"' n,l.!, .. nyon( surv1n "· n Is not .u s,1y Iha .ill the storlt s Qu .. er 11· ,ue dei:.rc ,s. 1g. Older ex G. ! &out~ lrom Houston w11J enjoy Nanry nooth When"Vc You Are" St" at l<llllf s cUOU,d here. Ycu II w,111• to ue ua('k at a c·amplin· .u~mn SllH?,in~ Blow111~ 111 lhl' Wind." Waynl' Koestt'nhaum has u n·vit·w of thl' lash ions ol l <)71 that is tunny ancl. con sulcrtng that these styll's an• now r<"l ro horr1fy11111,. ·gueer I r" 1s 11Gt .. book for teens f•> qt ote mv 01c ·s rnrce n lt.'rrtng to ·c.111 her In •he Ryl', "II I want lo hs trn t' let 1.~~tTs talkm~ i..llmut how r .be alJ1c lilt} ,ire I'll ,ilk to ny r ,c-nd,. Adults Witt nm• wall l·ave sv P• th> for I (If '( it'sc rnt Sl'IV<'S ,11 d ,rt' • lmlrJt c n or I ,1n.·r1t~ ..nd lf'cH ht· '"S of 111 ., <1J,!e ~rou.>. What vour neighbors are reading ... Private Passion' Tom of Finland: by laura DeY*1g !Naiad. SI 1.95) The Art of Pleasure ediled by Burt.hard Riemschneider 2 The Best Little Boy in the (Taschea, $69.69))) World Grow' Up by Aodrew Tobiai (Raodo• Houie, $23.95) 2 Don' t Get ~te Started by Kale Clinton (Ballanline, $22) 3 The Pleasure Principle 3 Desmond by Midaael Bronski (SI. Mtrii's. S24.9S) by Ulyises Diel! (Alyion, S13.9S) 4 The Best Little Boy in the World 4 I ife Oubide by A.drew Tobias (Modero Living. S 15. 95) by Midaaerf Signorile (Harper. SIS) 5 Fndless Love 5 The Be'>I Little Boy in the World Grows Up by Lisa Shopiiro (Naiad, S 11.95) by Andrew Tobias (Random House, $23.95) 6 Christabel 6 Dating Dance by lawa Adt11s (Nciod, S 11. 95) by Joyce M. Gayles (Translormalioa Works, $14.95) 7 rhe Same l•n1bracc Husband llunhng Made rasy by Michael Lowenthal (Dutton, S23.9S) 7 by Palrick Price (St. Martin's, $12.95) 8 California Screaming 8 Bad Boys on Vic.J.-o by Doug G.inaa (Sinon & Schuster, $24) by Midiey Skee (Companion Press, $12.95) 9 Telling fale• out of School 9 Straight? by Kevaa Jennings (Alyson, $13.95)) edited by Jack Hort (Alyson, S 11. 9S) 10 The Tennis Partner 10 Misadventures in the (213) by Ab1aham Verghese (harper Callins, $25) by Dennis Hensley (Morrow, $24) Crossroads Market ~-; .. BOC>K5TORF & CAF ~ Crossroads \larket, ...... __ Book,tor<> & Cafe Lobo llookshop .rntl Cafe 1111 \\e,lheimcr Road 3'13'1 S. \lontrosl' Blvd. 713-'IU-01~7 7 13-522-5156 THf. E.'Tll~H 6REEH 6uiof.. To~ (Ills~ ... 2 B 5c:;PTEMBEA ~ A New Voice in the Women's Community ... HOUSTON VOICE For advertising or subscription information call 713.529.8490 SUPER SATURDAY ~ICHT f(V(R 11PM --=···=-·•k WIN FREE TICKHS TD SPINO THI NIGHT WITH ... rrm~ mru~ ~~ 1 ~ru ~m~~ ITTW~W mruoom IBffill[U\\W~W FRIDAY, SEPT. 11 Register t o win Pairs of Tickets to the Friday, Sept. 18 performance of the 30th Anniver sary Revival of The Boys In The Band. HOURLY DRAWI
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