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Title Houston Voice, No. 749, March 3, 1995
Contributor
  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
Publisher Window Media
Date March 3, 1995
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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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE March 3,1995 ISSUE 749 A Weekly Community News Publication House subcommittees vote to slash AIDS programs By SHERI COHEN DARBONNE Houston Voice Editor Representatives of AIDS service provider groups and agencies thai adminisler federal AIDS funds in Houston and Harris County, reacted with as much confusion and dishe- lief as apprehension on learning the first actions on AIDS taken by the 104th Congress Last week, one House subcommittee voted to slash funding already in the pipeline to states and cities for AIDS care and prevention, while a second voted to eliminate the federal program that provides housing assistance to people with AIDS. In separate actions last Wednesday and Thursday, the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor/ Health and Human Services/Education voted to cut $13 million from the Ryan White CARE Act programs and $23 million from prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, both for the current fiscal year, the Appropriations Subcommittee on Ve l - er-.n<- Atrinrs/Hni»lng and Urb«n Development voted to eliminate the $186 million Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) program The proposed cuts in Ryan White and CDC funds apply to the already-budgeted 1995 program grants, according to Winnie Stachelberg, health policy advocate for the Human Rights Campaign Fund and other Washington-based AIDS activists HRCF says the proposals mean local communities grappling with the epidemic stand to lose $222 million in federal assistance thai many had planned to receive during the current year. U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D- Houston), however, said the proposed cuts would face an "uphill battle" in the full House and Senate and. even if passed by both houses, would likely be vetoed by President Clinton. In a statement announcing a $4.5 grant to Harris County from Ryan White funds on Tuesday. Lee said she was "prepared to Fight" efforts to tui funding for AIDS programs (Continued on Page 6) 'Glamour is Everything...! Diana Foundation Presents 42nd Annual Show Upholding a 42 year- old tradition of black-ties, gowns. rh inestones and feathers, the Diana Foundation of Houston will present "Glamour Is Everything" on March 25th at the elegant Houston Club. The Academy Awards spoof is headlined by John Epperson of "The Fabulous Lypsinka Show." His 35 minute-set directed by Kevin Malony is complimented by the dish, songs and dance of the Diana membership. The Diana Awards Show television party on Osc; decades ago when guest: ent their own awards. Ai ties of Diana, the goddes be given to "deserving' upon their torrid dramatic "performances" over the past few years. Presenters hand out the trophies which include Best Actress, awarded to a gay man. Best Actor, which goes to a lesbian, and the comical and coveted Best Supported Actress or Actor categories which are earned by a well-kept . respecti ely. The 42nd Am Show, "Glamc features ihe Epperson of Lypsinka Sho* Prince/ mil Diana Awards ur is Everything," sensational John "The Fabulous t" (Photo by Len was born at a small r night over four ; decided to pres- the program, slat- s of the hum. will attendees based The late founder of the Diana Foundation. Charles Hebert. a.k.a. the fabulous Angela Linsbury, transformed the small club into a major philanthropic organization over the years. Current president Bill Poplin reports that the Diana's have donated over $10,000 to charitable concerns in the past year. Benefactors include the Montrose Clinic. Colt 45's Trouble Fund, Bering Care Foundation, and AIDS Foundation of Houston Emergency Fund. (Continued on Page 1 3i Bering Care Center mounts extensive renovation to meet new rules Program Director Robert Snell- grove shows plans for new, enhanced Bering Care Center (HOUSTON)—Working on a harrowing but non-negotiable schedule, Bering Care Center is renovating and expanding the facility that for several years has provided an adult day center and comprehensive nutrition program for Houston residents living with HIV/AIDS. The center, a program of the Bering Community Service Foundation, received notice on Dec. 9 from Harris County that a new requirement was added to the standards governing Ryan White funding policies, effective Jan. 10, 1995. In order to qualify for Ryan White funding for the 1995 funding cycle, the Care Center needed lo Jan. 10. officials said; because these standards are based on new stale regulations effective Jan. I, the Care Center's Texas Department of Health funding will eventually be threatened if licensing is not achieved. Licensing requires that the Care Center building be remodeled to meet both license standards and ADA requirements, including: building a nurse's station and hiring a full-time nurse. creating an outdoor recreational area, increasing hours of operation, and increasing amount of full-time siafl members to achieve a smaller client/staff rati... The building modifications began on Feb. 17 and are scheduled be complete by April 30. The Care Center has been temporarily moved to the fellowship hall of Bering Methodist Church, adjacent to the original center building. The new, enhanced Bering Care Center program will include; extended hours of operation, breakfast and lunch, nursing care, physical therapy, nutritional counseling and assessment, financial counseling, educational seminars, support groups, chemical dependency programs, exercise programs, art programs, field trips, transportation, and healthy social interaction. agenc> officials said. Although the time constraints for becoming licensed are extremely narrow, ihe Bering Foundation board is committed to achieving licensing in order to not interrupt or halt client services due to lack of funding, said Stacie Cokinos, ihe foundation's director of development. The Care Center will reapply for Ryan White funding on May 1, when the renovations and necessary program additions are complete, she said. Despite the pressure of being forced to work within such a restrictive time frame, the final result of ihe licensing requirement w ill be a ve ry positive change for the client care program. Cokinos said. "Fortunately, the Bering Foundation Board of Directors was already making long-range plans to become licensed within the next few years," she noted. In fact, at the lime of notification of the licensing requirement, a two year campaign project had just been completed and preparations were underway to build a commercial kitchen to expand the Care Center's meals and nutrition program. Many individuals and community groups have contributed to the kitchen renovation campaign. Now, however, the plans for the new kitchen are having to be restudied to afford the licensing renovation, officials reported. "One point is clear in studying the Offices: 811 Westheimer Suite 105. Houston, TX 77006 Phones:Houston(713)529-8490 Nationwide(800)729-8490 Fax(713)529-9531 Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 am. to 5:30 p.m Deadline: Monday noon "PROUDLY TELL 'EM YOU SAW IT IN THE HOUSTON ,fOICE!" changes required; the Ryan White and Texas Department of Health funds are absolutely necessary to the survival of the Bering Care Center program and licensing is the only alternative to receive these funds," Cokinos said. Bering's services are offered free of charge to lo* income fam i 11e s and individuals. Funding from Ryan White and the Texas Department of Health is projected at 82 percent of the overall Care Center budget for 1995. Robert Snellgrove. program director of the Care Center, and John Sidney—Trahan. President of the Board of Trustees, are jointly overseeing the renovation and program changes. For more information, call the foundation at (713) 529-6071. IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE Another view of the PBS debate - Page 3 Review: Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women" - Page 9 "Let Us Entertain You" this weekend - Page 14 "Angels in America", Part 2: Broadway Page 3B (Blue Pages)
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