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Houston Voice, No. 920, June 12, 1998 - File 004. 1998-06-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 12, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3055/show/3009.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 920, June 12, 1998
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date June 12, 1998
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 004
Transcript in This Issue Local News page 3-9 Regional News page 11-16 National News page 17-25 Church Calendar page 20 Health page 26 Horoscope page 29 Voices & Echoes pages 30-32 Community Directory page 33 Community Calendar page 33 Classifieds pages 34-35 Out on the Bayou pages 1B-4B Scene & Heard page 9B A WindowMedia Publi 5»» 1 L<d Guild MEMBER Charter Member Political activist named to volunteer advisory post by MATTHEW A. HENNIE Another of Houston's elected officials Is making strides toward the city's gays and lesbians. U.S. Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee last weekend announced Ihe appointment of Houston attorney .Andres Pereira as her advisor lo the gay community, a volunteer position similar to one Mayor Lee Brown created for his administration last March. Pereira. 31. secretary of lhe Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus, is no stranger to politics. He campaigned for former Gov. Ann Richards in her succesfull990 effort. The Congresswoman saw that il was successful for the Mayor and il was a good way to enhance communication between thai constituency and her office," Pereira said. "She has been very supportive of lhe communily." The appointment mirrors others Jackson Lee has made in communi ties across her district, said Chief of Staff Kathi Wilkes. The Congresswoman is very happy to have Andres come on and be her volunteer and liaison lo the gay and lesbian communily. It is a welcome addition," Wilkes said. Pereira hopes to keep Jackson Lee abreast of current issues in the gay community and bring concerns from constiluents lo her. he said. And the Houston native wants lo better communication between gays and African- Americans, he said. "There is a natural coordination between minority communities. Often you confront the same problems," Pereira said. Brown's liaison to the gay community, local attorney Mal I hew Eastus. offered a bit of advice after his first three months in the newly created position: develop a thick skin. Some gay activists criticized lhe appointment of Eastus. who rose from relative obscureness in lhe gay community to lhe mayor's representative without much experience in gay activism. "He is a very Pereira bright guy and sharp lawyer." Eastus said of Pereira. "He has been involved in a very visible way in the gay political movement. He will have a great sense of lhe community right away and help (Jackson Lee) oul right away." Eastus hopes to work with Pereira in his new role. This is a greal way for our two positions to work together and for the two people we work for lo work togeiher." he said. Gay Chamber Joins Community Center The Greater Houston Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce has opened an office at the city's new community center on Hawthorne Avenue, officials said. The chamber joins the Houston Gay and Lesbian Polidcal Caucus inside the two-story, 3,300-square-foot building, which organizers hope will soon become the focal point of the city's nay and lesbian community. "We see our office space as a real milestone in the growth of our organization," said Anita Renleria. president of the gay chamber. "We think it's important lhat tlie (chamber) be a cornerstone member of the center and believe that il will be a benelii lo our member businesses as well." The office space will be used to organize the Chamber's EMPOWER '98, an exposition of gay-friendly businesses held in November. Duke Employees Donate to Stone Soup Duke Energy ended its AIDS Awareness Week by delivering more than Sl,000 of toiletries to AIDS Foundation Houston's Stone Soup food pantry recently. The company and its volunteers gave more than $12,000 to the Ninth Annual Southwestern Bell Houston AIDS Walk on May that drew some 2,000 people and raised more than S250.000 for 18 AIDS/HIV service agencies. Some 45 company volunteers took part in the AIDS Walk. The AIDS epidemic has an impact on the entire Houston business community because it affects individuals from all walks of life." said Paul ■Anderson, presideni and chief operating officer. "Duke Energy is raising the awareness of its employees through this wee:'s activities." Duke Energy employs about 2,000 people in Houston. Coalition Offers Housing Assistance, New Training Funds for people with HIV/AIDS in Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend. Waller, Chambers and Liberty counties is available lo assist with rent or Utilities through the People With AIDS Coalition-Houston. The assistance, up to $500 per year, is intended for clients in emergency situations. For more informa tion, call 713-919-0312. The coalition is also starting Learning. Empowerment, Advocacy and Participation (LEAP), a 24-week education program which trains people for community activism. "We are delighted to have received funding for Project LE.AP." said Lynn Pannill, the coalition's executive director. "We remember Steven Bradley and his vision for LE-AP, and hope to offer a program which underscores those goals." Bradley, who founded Project LEAP, was a principal dancer with the Houslon Ballet. The first class is set for July. Application swill be available June 15. Camp Hope Needs Counselors Camp Hope, a project of AIDS Foundation Houston and the Texas Children's Hospital and Camp For -All Foundation, is in need of counselors for its week-long program in late July. HIV-positive children from the ages of 6 to 16 attend the camp in Burton. Counselors are needed to assist the children with activities. For more Information, call 713-623-6796, Deep Sea Fishing Trip Planned Some of the 90 spots open for two upcoming deep sea fishing trips remain open, according to the Rmnbow Fishing Club. trips are planned for June 21 and 24. Additional trips are scheduled for July 19, August 16 and August 19. For more information, call 713-523- 6381. Counseling Center Hires New Clinical Director A veteran volunteer has been hired as a parllime clinical director for the Monirose Counseling Center, officials said. Martin Bachop, who has volunteered witii the center for 13 years, will now take on clinical supervision, the review of clinical policies and provide psychological assessments. The center, a non-profit United Way agency founded In 1978. provides counseling, case management. chemical dependency treatment and education to the gay community. Lets Talk About Sex Montrose Clinic is sponsoring a 90-minute frank discussion and clinic on sex to explore sexuality and encourage a better understanding of sex and relationships, organizers said. "It Is our hope that through workshops like these, people will have a new venue to meet people and develop healthy attitudes about sex." said Katy Caldwell, the clinic's executive director. The workshop, set for June 18 at 8 p.m.. is free. For more information, call 713-830 3068. American cowboy: Houstonian Gene Mikulenka (right) answered questions after a screening of "American Cowboy" on June 6 as part of the Second Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The 52-minute docudrama, directed by Kyle Henry (left), traces Mikulenka s journeys in gay and straight rodeo circuits, including the finals of the 1996 International Gay Rodeo Association. —Photo by Dalton DeHart
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