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Title Houston Voice, No. 933, September 11, 1998
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  • Hennie, Matthew A.
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Date September 11, 1998
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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Transcript One Community! One Voice!© SEP T E MB E R 1 1. 1 9 98 w ww. h ouatonvoca.c o m City schools fail to protect gays Report card urges action; local activists say shaky dialogue exists -with schools by MATTHEW A. HENNIE flousto11·:-; sd10ol clislnct is clisc·riminalton cllld hdldSS lllt'llt, Thl' n·1><irt gr.ull•d l2 of th<' nation's largt•st schu I dis trirts tn ,:;ix clfras, lncludtn~ wh!'t.,<T sC't,ool policies pro ll'C'l stucknts ,111d stafl from dis<'rimin.l . ion and harass nw n t ha~('d 011 srxual o rit'nta lion ii st.1ff t r.1ir111u~ Im lurles gay t.0l1d IL'slJlLm issues, tf t ur rh'<1lu111 Is lndusl\•e nd l1 0 11 s t u u j o i1wd S"tn Anton to und ·10 percrnt of thl' school systf'ms 111 reporting cl "'no" in all six an·as; Da11as rarned a ·B.• In part for Its "Till<"n policies protel'ling gay and ksl>ian students and staff and for •he district s staff tr,1tninJl. ,1crnrd111i: to the r~port :\lore tl1<1n 1t.11f of the 42 S< hool dlstrtns received a foil t:.11! grade onlv Dacie CoL• t~ Fla .. Philadrlpl a . Los Angeles. SLll Fmntisr and San Dkgo erd\l-Q n "A • The " por showecl h tt le• improvt m~nt from last Vt nr wht·n the n,1uonal avt·r dge Soc SCHOOU page 2A Jennings: mmeJ.,:o action needed to protect gay; lesbian students Weekend celebration set for church anniversary by ROBERT B HENDERSON Praise i.Uld worship an• at tlw top o ( l h t• HJ!t·nda US OJW of I loustorl's lt•w ('hurrht·s tho.ll mtt·r.; lo l!"Y' ,u1d k sb1a n' ""' el>raks Its !-.IXlh anmvc.·rsa ry tlUSW(i'kl'lld. A Wt't'kt·nd ol nkbraUon slar1s ltxl.iv Im M.1ra 11a1ha Fdlowshlp :'>1<·t~Utu1 C on1111111ut\' Churd i and m11ttnues tlm"1gll Sq>l 1:1 and mdudc~, ·' prom ~md wor.,lup S<-ni«• "" llw Ht'\'. Trl11' I\ ·rrv. loundrr of lht• Uni\'ers<tl Fellowship of Metropolilan C'ommunlly Church es. a<~'Ord lllJ\ to Donna 11. RoJX'I'. ro-farillla tor of lhr t-vt·11ts wilh Bill lloklcn. Evt'nts s tart toclav \\1th a "Jamb lo till' Lamb" ~t 7 p.m .. hilltxt by organtzt-rs ~ts ~t .. pr..use and worship extmvaganza." '\\'c.· want to start Ow Wt"<·k <'lld \\.'ilh pn.usc.• to G<xl ,incl th~u1ks lor our churrh ,tnd lor ctll that God has clorw in our <·hur"h." Hop<·• sald. J amb to lht• l..amb" \\111 Ix• INSIDE: Pro tect in g G ays A1Ctyor·~ execuliit<' order in neu1 round of co11rl wmnglmg. Page 2A followed by Sp<'Cial flllests con tribu ling to a pastor roast. Ropt·r said An lnformal rt'<'t'P lion will lht· two· hour even I. ·we·v<' bt·en rcl<·bratmi: our annin·rsary earh year and we've nevrr quite.· had .1nv thing this big." Holden said.' On Sl'pl. 12. the congn·ga tIOn wtll sponsor "Prom :-;1ght OUT'" 111c semi formal cn·nt will Lr h<'lcl at Suite t()(loflht· lfollyhdd Conference 'Ct·nltT See CHURCH/ page 9A Celebrating S u ccess Two lcxnl group~ plan gala ct1t•11Ls. Page SA Gay TV: Tho cast of W. & Graco Sean Hayes Enc McCormacli. Debra Mess ng. Megar Mui/a ly contaJns two gay characters and IS one of 11J<1ny fall shows •o 1eaturo recvrnng gay and lesbian characters Saving Grace? BC sitcom takes up where 'Ellen' left us by EARL DITTMAN Long bdorr ksbian romC'dl cnne ~:Ut•n DcGmcres oulcd her lcll"\1Ston illter ego on U1e sitcom "Ellen." the wrt•. .". lg :id producing team of Max Mulchnlck md Oa\id Kohan were busy developing their own comt'dy sm~ fratur1ng a gay chara~ter as one of IL< loads lk' when ABC. roi C'ded DcGeneres ground brrnki"ll( show - ''cgcdly due to poor ratings manv fearrd the \etemn duo's N3C proJt'<l would never see the light of day. "A lot of people >-aw the can­cellaUon of 'Ellen· as the net works basically saylnJl, 'Middle Aim·nca doesn't want to st"(· shows about i:!a) people - P<'rioc.I... actress Anne Heche, DeG<"neres' 'pouse. explam .. cl Ev<"rvbody. includtnA Ellt"'I felt like It was the excuse they were looking for to keep gay charactC'rs In minor roles." 13ut according to Mutchnirk ar:d Kohan (whos<" sh u'<'d wnllng rredl 'I include Bosten Lcmmor He.1rts A!.re • the Shelly Leng \'Chlrle "Good Advke" ilild the rable t.it "Dream On~ the demise of Ellen" had 't:tost no n<"(!aLi\'C effect on their prOJ<'C't So. when the fruit of their efforts, "Will & Grace," secured a spot on this vear's prtmettme fall line up. a collec!J\'C sll!h of rdlef could be hrnrd from gays and ksl>tans. See TV/ page 11 A Line-up offers gay characters "Will & Grace" is only OOb.,; ,,.,.,f fall teleVISIOO Shaws to leature regu· tar and recumng gay. lesbian and btSexu:il characters, according to The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Agamst DelamatJon O:tiers '1dude MONDAYS ·win & Grace -- Lead character Will Truman (Eric McComack) and his good lnend. JaCk \Sean Hayes) "Suddenly Susan· - Pete the ma1lroom guy (Bill Stevenson) NBC TUESDAYS "Spin C4ti - Ditedor of Mmr1ly Affairs Carter Heywood Ml<:hael EloatnwlJ ABC NYPD Blue" - O!licer Abby See LINE-UP/ page 9A Eating Out A big taste o.f Ita ly for a small amount qfcltange. Page 12A Procrastination is the key to failure. What are you waiting for? If you have been "meaning to" regisrer as an Exhibiror for Empower '98 pick up rhe phone and reserve your space now. Time is running our for you to parricipare in rhe largesr and mosr successful rrade show promoring businesses tn Houston's diverse gay and lesbian communiry. As rhe fasresr growing marker resource, our communiry is being acrively included in major corporare budgers, and rhrough domesric parrnership benefos and diversiry groups. Wirh an expecred arrendance of 5,000 v1mors, including key decision-makers, buyers, and human resources personnel. your business, services and ralenrs need to be seen by these people and equally importanrly, by everyone in our communiry. \Y./e have a viable and subsranual cconomK power, ,rnd a re:.ponsibilicy to ust chat power co promote and enhance our commu111ry and our quality of life. Don't procrastinate -- failure is never an option. Empower '98 Hotline 713.462.1354 HOUSTON prcscnrcd hy- Greater Houston Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 1109 Hyde Park, Suite 178 Houston, Texas 77006 713-462-1354 FAX 713-864-8523 ( orporatc !.pi;:-o~ rs v·o1c • fact ry O CHASE SHELL OIL MnJu 1pon10r .a Te!ev1s 1v1 foraJ.P LE benefitting: ® lmt1 lrs~an & lay Cai:mnitJ Ca!er.lnc. --=··-----·•!$ ·----- P A G E L 0 C A L SCHOOU from page 1A wa~ ·n· and llouston !l>d1ools n·cc1ved an F. • Ille re~l.lt.s show a need for •. nmr diate and dr~malie action to pro11•rt our students ... said Ke\1n Jrnu.nJ!s, t•xt·cutivt• dirt'C'tor of the.• eduC'alion network. lhr nation's larJ!t!St oq~aniza lion addn•ss1n~ anti £!ay hi as in schools. · Gay and gay friendly activists n·port an ongoms:?, dialo~ur with llou ... ton SC'hool dlstri< I officials. but g,iy ancl ksblan 5luclenls are still preyecl upon m the area's pubhe schools. said Ke\'in Davidson, presidl"nl ol the lloustor Arca Trt·n Coalition of J lomost'xuals. ·nwy an· starting lo listt·n lo us," David"'" saicl, "(Bui) the sC'hooh clon't know that they have gay and ksbian youth. 111<" kids are not out. but tlwn· is no salt• haven lor thc-m • Voluntt•c" with l!.A.T.C.11. jolrwcl Parent.... F.1milies and Frit·nds of Lesbians ancl Gays (PFl..i\G) n·n·ntly to brit·f srhool c-ounselon. and t•xplain how gay and lt'sblan stucknts can be rderred to the two groups. Daviclson said, But slucknls conlinut· to rq>ort verbal c:HHI physical assaults lrom other their rlassmatc·!=> Uasc-d 011 Sf'XU al onentntlon. he said. In .Y~J7, n rrowd of !l50 .ittt·ndt·d ·11eal1ng lh<' llurl," a !'FLAG work shop that nllroclucrd tht• l(rnup ol mostl}' srhool counselor!'. and adnlin lstrator'.'i to issu(•s important to p;ay and lr"sbi ln stuclt·nts, said Susan l pchurd1. Pl· LAG co-pn·sidt·nt Rul teadwrs and oOwr school stalf m=hcrs an· sWI afraid lo he open und could he llrecl for their sexual or1"ntatlon lx."l.1U.<;e the sehool ~ strtr• larks anv pohclc-; t > protec-t their . s~ <wld. I rcrtafnf"\' h cl !orp; CfY from tht• w.iy • WClS '\C c:.r 10 yc.lrs l o plhl -ch s.ilcl "But I. ou lt•,1chers < (nu· ml unri !idY th y re J.!• v tl•c,,:y ran be.· firt·d . -nwy • .ire.· not protc.•t·tt·d at this point." The rnpporl with SC'hool olflrials Is improving, hut rr-c<"nt talks (1inwd .lt adding St"xual orH'nlalion to tlw school districts non discrimination policies IHl\'C stalled. Davidson s,11d. A spokr:sman said the Houston lndrpendl"nt Srhool District prokcls all studc.·nts from dfs('rimination and harassnwnl, hut n·fusecl lo say if st·\ ual orientation h spt'lled out in any policy. ("The n·110rtJ on the ,;,,.,. of ii ~•·ems to be wronJl," said Terry Abholl. the school's systc.·ms pn·ss st'('rctary '"\\'e have poliri<":-. 111 plan· that protrrt stu dents from .111 sorts ol chsrrim1nation: But Abboll ckdnwcl to c·omnl('nl <111 any ('}forts by lht• srhool clislrirl lo protect ~ays and lt·sbians or bt.'lkr train teadwrs .. utd C'ounst'lors in tlwir responst" to g.ly and lesbian studenh. Compan·d to tht•ir heterO!-it'Xtial da!-ismat<':», j.!ay and ksblan studt·nts ,1re more likdy to t·xpt·rinwnt with drugs and akohol. skip schrn>I. h<· threat<·rwd with .1 weapon on campus and altl'mpt sui<'ldl', acrnrdlng to rrC'ent studl<"s. And a typiral h1~h sC'hool sludt·nt hears anti gay ~lun; as oftt·n as 26 llmf's a d.1y, thou(.!h tt'athers inter \'t"nt· 1u-;t thn·e pt.·n-t·nt of thl' timt•, whiC'h h·ads tu phy~iral ell tacks on I U pern·nt ol f.!'-'Y and lt"shian students, a<'C'ording to llH- 1Mlional n·port (I loustml s<"hools) don't know h~m' to go about acldn·sstn~ It or brtngtni,! 1( Into their training m nirrirulum. likt· acros!"t tht· 1Tst of tht• country. Tht·y n·ally don·t know tlwn· is a problem out llwre," Davlclson snld. The anm I report rnrcls wen· prompted by a l!J!.11) t'Ourt d<"clslon th.it aw<irdPd $900 000 in punitive dama~cs tu \Visconsln htrih ~d10ol stud< 11l J mlc N 1bo7.11y lnr ht school's f.i1h1 t• l..> p1 ..>Lett h111• 11..>1 hc1n1ss111t 11t nd phvsu· ll I ar 11. Executive order on gays in hands of court by MATIHEW A. HENNIE 1l1e Jei:-.J \\T.m$ng O\'U Ma\'Or U"l" Bn:M1 ·s f"X<'< 1li\'e order prolt"( lil~ J,ta~· wnd leshtan < ity t'mployces lrom dlc;uimi iit.:.Uon <'t>11t111Ut"(I this Wt."'l'k bdon•a thrt'e 1udi,:e pand ol the I ·Ith Court of Ap1x·als. At stak1· i..., a tt'mporarv injtmdJon bl<x·kin~ ('llfOr('mwnt of the orcltT l%l1t"ll shortly c:Lttf'r BrU\\11 sil?Jtcd th<· 111c-41sun· <Jfl Ft:b. 16. C1tv Counolman Rol.t TcKld and conservatJ\~ busmt:"SSman r~diard I lol/.e liled srnt clays later, daimln~ llrO\m ovcr!Sl<"ppc:-d tu'.'i ,mthority under the <ity's d1ar1n On \\'"hwsday, ar~wnmts bdon· llw .ilppeals <'OUrt fontsed on the.• tt·mpor.uy injunt'lio11 ,u1d wh<·lh('r Tocld has kgal stancl111g lo pursue hb chalknge lo ill<' mayor's t~t"C"UlJ\'c ordt . a.cc-orcling lo Se~lor A•s1st.int City Attomc\' Judy I latflcld. 1l1e mertl• ol the CaS<', scholubl foe tnal ln '\ovcmlx·r, Wt"rc not lx·lore tht• <·ourt this \\"N'k, 5.hl' ..... ud. 1\ny <kds1011 by U1r juclic-ial pa111·l Brown: Order protecting gays miredm court clL.irnssln~ the tn1pc> r.iry lrt]lmclion. ntllng c1J$11115t Tcxlcl's stand ill~ ill !ht Ccbl' or 1110\' lllJ! ngainst tht· <"ity ('011lcl result in a<ld1 tmnal ,1ppmls .incl cklay the Non·mlx·r trial. It's undt·ar wht'n tlw thn-e jud~· pand 111•1)' n·rlClt·r a dt'1·i~1un, llatlidd said. Brown signt.·d an t·xt.·cullvt• orclt·1 to lllt.'('t a c-ampaign pkdg<' maclt• lo g.1)"> ,u1cl ksb1a11s last !all. Tcxld ha-; s1icl ht• wants to prot('c·t Ow .mthontv of 1he dty cmnuil from mavornl tir<"UITl\'~·nUon. dto,;m1ss111g <·ritH·s wl1o a<'C''USC )um ol duaklng an <Ulli ~av a~tn da tn lh<' legal c:ll'liOn. !101/1' helped !au!,\ i 'l85 vott· ll••l Cl\'t'r whdmini:!lY rq>t·.alt"<l 1l 11lt.'it...,ure tu prott'C'l g.•)'!'J and lt·.!;hlans Imm d1scri1111nat1011 ut nty ~on·rnnwnt. In This Issue local News voices & Echoes Book Review page 2A, SA pages 16A-17A page 28 NaUonal News Classifieds Horoscope page 10A pages 18A-19A, 108 page 38 Eating Out out on the Bavou Scene & Heard page 12A pages 18-78 page 88 2 A sePTEIV'BEA 1 1 113130 23rtJ Claiming America's Promise @/l;nniver.saiy Houston Gay & lesbian Political Caucus I-Ion o rec ~ata ~at11rtJav, e5e11te111ber 19 al 8/JJll c!}Jark CfJ/((~rt () l)((rmirk @}fold i\lcn·or Lee P Brnll'll LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL ADVOCACY Annise Parker 1 lo u ~to n Cit} Cou ncil Special G ucsl.li Rodney Ellis <,1,11c '>cnator GUEST SPEAKER National Gay anc1 Kerry Lobel Lesbian Task Force Exccuuvc Director Sheila Jackson Lee US Congress or over twenty-five years the J. Lloyd Group has provided real estate services second to none. With an exceptional selection of residential and commercial proper­ties available, you owe it to you. rself to rely on our experience. •!• Commercial & Residential •!• Leasing •!• Property Management Lloyd • Group, Inc. Real Estate Services JERRY L. GO REE BROKERIO\v:-.iER Phone: 713 552·9565 Mobile: 281-217-9565 Citywide. coverage for both commercial and residential prop<'rli<'s. TONY ERCOLANI SAi.ES ASSOCIATE Phone: 7 l 3·864-7936 Pager: 713 608-7385 Specializing in The f !eights and Montro\c ar<•a r<•sidcntial pro pert ics. ·--==••t;J·•11!•••:£J==•lii•IKl-~•m.,. !'Jl!Ml;'J·•lll•IKJ--!m:51-- p A 0 E 4 A T 0 r J,. r t:i """' l3 E A 1 1 ., 9 g a L 0 C A L Annual galas attract 'who s who' of local, national activists by JERRY D. PARRA Gay activists wlll set aside their voter rr:giMrntion <"fforts and political fights, 1r only l<'mporarily. to rdebratt" sonw of th~lr sut·c·r:sscs in two uprom inJ.?, gala cvt."nts. And ii s also an dfort by the Houston Cay and l..t·sbian PoliUc-al caurus und tlU' l<x·al rhaptt-r or ~ cabin Hcpubli<~llls to 1·ourt m·w mem hers mid lnl'rr.ase visibility d11rinJ! din ncr.; In the coming wee ks. To that effect. lhe cau<"us has snaMcd Mayor Let- Urown to address Its 23rd Annlvrrsary Caurus Awards Dinner on Sept 19 at tlw Warwick Hold. "Ifs Impress ive Amerit·a s fourth largest rlly is spe.1klng at tht• caueus' annual gala." said Clarrnt·t· Bagby. <'aun1s prc.•s1 drnt ·wr·r<" g1>1ng lo honor him for his sup port or <·quality for gays and l<"s hf.ins.· 1lw mayor h an honoree, but oth that the mayor of Brown: Houston mayor to speak at Caucus event crs will r<Tt'ivt• awards based on their contributions lo the g,1y and ksbian rnmrmmlly In tht· past yrar. Houston City Count·ilwoman Annise Parker. State S1·n Hodm·y Ellis. Congresswoman Sheila Jat·kson Lre arc also slai<xl to appmr. ·1rs gomg lo Ix· quilt' a who's who or lh~ in pro~n~sivf" polttks in the· gn-Jtrr llouslon ar<'1.· Bagby said. 1'ht• gala a lso rmturrs K<"rry Lobrl, ext•culive dlrrctor or lht· Nationa l Gay and Lesbian Tnsk Force. whirh Is eel rbrating its 251h annivl'rsarv as a grassroots c-ivil rights organiza lion. "This yl'ar's gala will be om• of our bc:st <·vrr, • said Bill Clrvenger, rhalr man of the dm ncr "With the mayor and our exlt.'nsivt· Siknt Connerly: To hoad­Aurtlon. il s hould /me gay Repubbcan off<"r somrthlng gala for everyone.· Gmeral allmclanrc tkkrls arc B75; VIP lickl'ts, whit-h lnduclt· the dmner and a SJ>{"ddl VIP rt"<'t'plion, are $85 per prrson. 1'.thlr s porL• orships arr $600. Thr VIP l"t'Cl'pl ion h<'gillS a l 6 ;30 p.m. mul the <lin11c-r nt 8 p.m. In tht· La Font.amr Ballroom at lht· War\V1C'k. Mcanwhilt". members of the 1 louston d1apt1·r of Log Cabm lkpublicans an· or~aniz111g tlwir fou rth nnnual Ele,1.tant ~;)('phanl gala wh1d1 will 1.1kt• plac1• Ckl. :l at thr Briar Club. Keynote sptaker will he R<'puhhmn Ward Connnly, a California Ht"publican who authored lhat slah's t'Onlmvrrstal Pmpcl<iilion 20!1 lo cllmmatr affinnahw aC'Uon. Also a nwmlxT ol the C.'lliromla Board of Ikgmls, Connerly n'C'Cnlly fon-cd a vote among rtl,'<'nls to oiler dom<'Slic partm-r bt'nrllls to univl'rs11y cmployt~'S. I)(' was honored during lhc Log Cabin Rl'pu blkans Nallonal Conv<·nhon m 1>.11la.s las l mont h . <:onnt·rly told tlu· 200 ronvr.ntion atl<'ndcl's lo fight to ensun· t'C)uality and dlgn1ly. AN AFTERNOON W ITH THE ALLEY THEATRE SATURDAY• SEPTEMBER 19 •NOON Don't miss a rare opportunity to meet the authors of the Alley Theatre's new epic musical event, The Civil War. This dy­namic and contemporary piece unites the celebrated talents of hit songwriter/Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn, Alley Artistic Director Gregory Boyd, as well as lyricist Jack Murphy. AJI three authors will be on hand to discuss the making of this thrilling new production. In addition, members of the cast will give an in.store performance of several songs from the show, and autograph Y.Our copy of The Civil War soundtrack, avail­able at Borders. HOUSTON; 9633A WESTHEIMER ROAD • AT THE CORNER OF WESTHEIMER AND GESSNER (713) 782-6066 1•191!1Jm:!~·~·ii•~mm•IL'!·:l*l'!·11•111••--!!:lllEI•••=• ~ A G E -----·-=-----.... --- 11111!!1!!! r- "NC\'CJ" glvc up.· he said. ~ever, never, nevcr Ulink we will nol prevail In our stn1ggie to rnsun· all or us are trmled wrth equalily and dignily." he said. Local comedian Vlcklr Shaw and mus1c1an Jl'rry Al wood an· also 0 11 tht• agmda for thr l'Vl'ning. A si·n·1·ntng or a video enlltkd "On lhe Fronl J,int·s : dt·picllng the protes t by gay Republirans 111 Fort Worth In June will a lso be shov.'Il, Individual." said Brn Whittle, chair man or the Ekganl Elephant ·we·..., very excited to have him h<'re • Oq~anlzers hope for an t'nlt'rtainln,i: event. Whittlt• said. Artrr a coc·kL:rl reception at 7 p .m .. the dinner br~ns al 8 p.rn. at the Bnar Club. Tickets are $50. "Ward Connerly is a very dynamic For morn iriformaLiDn. contact the Houston Gay and Lesbian PoU!ical Cauct.s at 713 474 5475, or Log Cabin Republicans at 713 592 9100. Episcopal bishops to speak in Houston Two noted Episcopal bishops and supporters of gays and lesbians wlll \1stt Houston t!ils month during separate engagements. Retired Bishop Wllliam F. S"1ng wlll discuss his I 9 yea.rs as a Bishop In San f'ranclsco durtng a &pl 13 event by the Cathedral Ctnter for Theological Studies, an ccu:nenlcal adult education group founded Ir 1997 Swing plonL-erl'd ministering to the homeless at Grace Cathcclml In San Francisco and serve:., on the board of the Amertcan Foundation for AIDS Research. He will delivn the llrst Walt1•r Taylor Annual Lecture dcsigrwd to honor Taylor, who will retire as dean or the Christ Church Cathedral .ii vear's end. "Thc annual kcture Is our way or honoring Walter Swing: To recount two decados as San FranctSCO bishop for his years or lnsplnnit kadership 111 our community and the tr<mendous support he has given to lhc center· said Rabbi Lronard Schoolman. lhe cen ter's executive dlrC'<·lor S"1ng will speak at 7 p.m. at Christ Church Calhrdral, 1117 Texas Ave. Tickets arc $10. for more Information, call 713·222 2412 ext 624 Bishop John S Spong will discuss his n..w book ·why Christianity Musi Change or Die" on Sept 17 during an event by lhe Foundation for Contemporary Thrology Spong has called for a mode.rn .cJay reformation or the Christian Church In his lerturC"S In the U S. and through his other lit crary works, &"\1ch as "Rescuing the Bible from Fundamen tallsm. • Spong will spe:rk a l 7·30 p.m. a t Eml'rson Urutarlan Chur~h. 1900 Bering Dri\'I'. Tickcts arc $10. For more Information, call 713 666 0051 INSIDE. BOOKS. MUSIC. VIDEO. 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"Coming of Age In Samoa.· Is a daS'le anthropology text I kr nwntor and Iowr, Ruth Benedict, howt•vt·r. is kss well known outside of anthro1x>locy rirdes. though she was as fomous as Mt'ad in ht·r day. Born in 11:!87 and Pdurnted at Vassar, Bt•nt•ch!'t (born Ruth Fulton) st • rtt•d out as an gnglish major and contint1t•cl to write wtth more than one pc·rson at a Lime. dis· regarding the gender of her lovers. "I've never known the kind of union that made me want to exdude other people. ... I've never wanted lo IJelonl! to another person. nor would I ever want anyone to IJelonll to me.· she reflected Iatt·r in life. Ml'ad's dislike of 'Oxual exclusivity was one reason she nt·ver lived With Be1wdlrt But her own homophobia also got in the way Mt'ad wonied about an opfnly lc.•sbian rt"lationship dama~in~ ht·r cnreer. :\iany years latl'r Mt~td l'hastised ht'r daullhter poetry throughout her htt· Alkr an e(_lfly c·an!f'r as u teadwr in private J,!irls' srhools. sh<· marrk<I ancl hon orl'd lwr husband's wtsh that shl' g1vt' up working outslclt• tlw honw. Ft•t'1h1g bort•d and unlullllkcl within a short tim<'. howt·v er Be1lt'clict clt·l'iclecl 'I've never known the kind of union that made me want lo exclude other people . ... I've never wanted lo belong to another person, nor would I ever want anyone lo belong to me. ' In 1918 to takt' grad uatt• rourst's at tht' Nt·w School for Soc·ial Rt'.St'1rch in New York City. At llrst sht• stuclit'cl t'dul'ation with John lkwc:y but soon sv,:1tthed lo .tnthropology altt-r an inspirin(! c·ourst• with lt·mlnlst ~;)sit' Clt'ws Parsons. Scvc:rn.I of fknC"clic-t's profc•ssors rcco~­ntzrcl twr poknlaal and t·n<·ouraged lu·r to study nl Columbia Univt·rsity with F1c111z Boas, rt'gardt·d as the• latht-r ol Amt-rlmn anthropology. In 1922. Ik1wclirt bt·!'arnt• Boas's ttw·hing assist an I for a rlass ht• taught .. 1t Barn .. ud, tile• \vomc.·n'R c·ollrgc.• Ht Columbia In that dass was a bright 21 yl'ar·olcl namt•d Margart•! Mt•ad. a ~tar undc·r, . traduatc.· who was c·ditor of tlu· Barnard 1u·ws1>apc·r. Mead was also wt.'11 known on c .1mpus for lwr leltist Jx>litlfs and advc.x:ucy of ln·c love•. Fourtt·c.·n yc:ars apart 111 a.(!e lknt•<lkt and Mc•ad Wt"rt' also oppo c.;ttc.·s In 1x·1 sonahty. lkrwdkl. who V..'i).S shy cllld t•.tsJly dt:prCSSl"d. WUS drawn to M<.·.ld's t·xub(.'ran<.·c and opti mi~m: Mt•ad, on the otlwr hand, hkt·d lk1wclit·t's calm, Qlllt'l "11. The two womt·n shan·d a radi<'al world vtew. a Iovt• ol podry a c·ornmitnwnt to their c·an·t·rs. ttncl a dt·t·p, mutual respect. At llrst, lht'1r rd.ttlonship was strict ly om· of nwntrn .incl student. with ilt'nt'Chl't vlt·wtng Mt·.tCI .is <l clau~htt•r· figun· and c·ouns<·lin.'{ ht·r on her nln-t·r. Mt·ad lakr n·nwmht·n·cl. Ml C'On timu•d to !'all ht·r 'Mrs. Bt·rwch!'t' until I ~ot my dt'J.!rt't'. .incl tlwn. almost im1x·r cTpllbly, our n:laltonship bt·c-anw one of r-ollt~tgut•s nnd doc.;<· lrkncls." \Vhilr she Y.."<IS workm~ on ht·r clo<'loratt• Mt-;1d spt·nt Ion~ hours alorw \\.'ith fJt"Jl('C!Jrt, cli,('lJSSJJlg icl<"<lS that t'XC'itt'd Uwm. or sharin~ lavorilt' pot·ms. \Vithln a kw yc·ars, thrir passionatt­frit ·nds.lup, t'ommon .unong .1caclcmic· wonwn at that llllH'. hlossonwd into a lesbian Ion· ,11I,11r. l>unng a trip togeth t'r to tht" Grand Canyon in lht• summt"r ol l!l25. llent·dlrt m;cl Mt'<td d1scovt"recl that tht·y prdt·rrt·d t'al'h oth1·r to the Jll('Jl In tllt'lr hn·s. rnwv W('r(' both marrircl. and t·adi Wds ha~·in~ .111 affair with tht• sttntt• man. linguist Edward Sapir) Bt·1wclkrs pot'ms suclclt'nly rrfkt·tt"d ~1 c·onn·1 n about ai.t<' difft'r· t"ru·t•s bt·twt·t·n lov«rs, ,, prt'<X'l'llpatfon wtlll Uw pt-rn1<11H·1u-y ol lovt·. and an 1mpht•cl lt·sbtani~m \Vhat could com ix·tc-. om· ol lwr p<K'ms askt~I . '"with sleep hci:,nth'n ol .1 woma.n's kiss'r But Mead llt'\'t'r hd11'\·.-l In the pc1'ma ncncc of St.Xlkll lo\'e 111 lhc way that Benedict die!. Mme! lt'ncl<'d to fall •n -Margaret Mead Mary Cathertm• Bateson. for a romanrt· Batt·son had with anotht"r woman ·sht" dtsc·onrt·rtt"d mt", Batt'son wrott' In tht· 1980s. "by turn· inl( to a cllsnisslon of what 1t would have nwant to ht'r prolessional lift• if I had 1.x•t·n involvt·d In a f'C"andal.· lkrwdi<'t, on tht olh<"r h.mcl. bt-j:!an a nt·w hit· altt·r ht·r aJJatr w1th Ml*'ad. She sq>arated from lwr husband and found tlw pnrnan1·nc·t' Mt'ad rnuldn't gin· lwr in two subst'QUt'nt lt'sblan rt'lationships. Tiw first. b1·gun In the <'<ll"IV I H:lOs wus with n1sl'~1nh dlt'mht Nataltt' Haymond. Alter tlwy separat1·cl In !9:J9. Bt·necllrt bt•c·ame involvl'cl with dlnieal psyd1ologist Ruth Valt'ntuw. with whom sht' lived until her dl'ath. llav1n!( louncl her 1dt·ntity, lk1lt'di<'t spt·nt tlw rt'st ol ht-r prolt'ssional lift' trying to justlly homost·xuality, hypotllt'sizing tn lwr work that soc1 etv. not nature. nmtcd th<· catel(ories or" .. normal" and ·abnormal.· Tht" O\'er· arrhin~ tlwme of ht·r masterpiece. "Pattt•rns of Culturt'· (l!l:l41. was the stnr~i:It· of the misfit Individual against a n·prt"sstve culturt". Mead 1ater wrott" that lwr own exploration of "normality• in ·comtng of Aile in Samoa· (1926) w.is ·a q11t•s1Jon Ruth Bt'necllc't had taullht 1111· to lhk." Until lwr clt•ath in 19·11:!. lknt•diet remaint•d Jrit•ncls and dost• c·ollt-ag11«s with Mt'acl. Soon aftn llt'11t·clkt clrt'CI. Mt•ad l>t·~~\Jl wriUn~ ht·r nwntor's b10~ raphy. "An Anthro1x>logtst at Work." whkh tcx1k IO yt•ar.; to !'ompktt· .mcl wtts publislwd 111 1 H5~l. ·n10ugh Mt·ad nt'\'l'r o.\cknowlt-d~ed hn own rdation ships with womt'll. m 1974 sht·wrott· a poslll\'t' .trtldt' In "Rt'Cll>ook" ll1'll(aZlnt'. arguing th.ll t·onsldt·n'CI bisexuality to ht' "!'n'all\'t'." Tht' allalr bt·twttn Mead and Bt·nt'cll!'t bt'!'alllt' publtt· know! t•clge wlwn Mary Catlwrine Bateson dtsC'lo-.·d it 111 ht·r m1·mmrs. publisht'd six yt•ars aflt·r h<·r molh<·r's ckath. D<wJ<l Hianco " rhc ourhor of "Mo<l<'rn Jt'w1.,l1 I 1t.,lon1 .for Et•eryonc. • llC' ca11 b" rcacht'<l cart' of I/us puhliro tion or cu Anl~tw1coillaol.com. For further readin g: llalt'son Mary Catlwrlnt'. "With a DauJ,!htc·r·s Eyt·~ A Mt·mnir ol Mar~an·t Mt•acl ancl Cr<'gory llatt'Son" (William Morrow, l<)k·l). c.1ifrt"y, M.irjl.trt't M "Ruth llt•Jlt'<lit·t Str.i11grr 111 tlu· Land" (Cnlvt'rs11y of Tt~as Pn-ss, 1 tlR~J) Mt·ad, MC1rgarrt "An Anthropolol(lst at Work" lllcnrghton M1ttl111 1'15'!). 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CANCER RI SKS: Lesbians are more ltkely to have tlw risk la<"t<>f' associated wilh brt•ast CclllC('r than are heterost"xual \\•omc-n. arrordin~ to a study prest·nted last wt·ek by Dr Stephanie Roberts and Dr Su1;mne Dibble at the Gay and Lesbian Medical Assorialion annual mec-tin~ in Chicago. Researcht·rs found that lesbians in tht·tr study had a higher overall rtsk lor brt•..tsl <:.tnu:·r Ue<·au:c><.· they "had ft"wt-r pregnancws. more breast biOf1'it·s, and gr<'att"r body mass mdtl'cs" than their IH"lt"roS<·xual counterparts, Dibble told nwl'ltni( attendees. All thrt't' of thL-st· charal'­tenstlcs have prt·\•lou<ly bet"n tdenti· fied as rl~k factors for brrast canc<·r, Robert~ noted. Tiw study nmfirms findings ol an t'arlter study that su~ !(ested lesbians havt· a higher 1i'k for bre' st c~nc ·r Roberts said. ROBERTSON PROTEST: A l"t·w y, >rk City l.iw extend1ni: health bene­fits lo unmarried domestic partners of city employees Is bctng c·halknged by a group founded by tt•le ­vangeltsl Pat Robertson. The Vir~inia bast"d American Center for Law and Justice filed a lawsuit Sept 2 on behalf ol three New York City rcsidt·nts, Robertson: nammi( the tlly Protests domestic and ~ayor partnor benefits m Rudolph Giuhant New York as defendants Vincent P ~cCarthy," J:m'Yer lor the ~roup. argued that the law was unconstitulional lw.causc it inh-rl<"rt"s with the state's r.xrluslvr jurtscltcllon concrrntn~ 11h1rrw~c and domc.·sttc rdatlons lit- saicl thr donlt'sttc- p.irt ners law had t'Xpandecl the dt"linition of marnag<~ to C'rt'cll<'" H marital status in lht• Cit}' that does not t'x1sl undt'r statt'" law But Georg.in Pt·stana, a <"il}' Jati..·ycr, said the 1u•w l,w.· a< tually only redefines tht• family unit rnther tlwn who can be <'onsideJ rd .i f.J)OUSt- She said the new law just makes a l'J!!:J executive orcler t'Xtendmg health !Jen efits to domestt< partners a perma nent fixture of cltv law GAY RUMORS: West Virginia Repubhcan Party C'l1a1rman David Tyson has beconlt' tht· subft'C"l ol c-on trovC"rsy due to rumors that ht· ts j.!ay, accordin_I! to a report in the Charleston newspapt·r Grafliti. A movement to oust Tyson as C'hairman tn favor of South Charlt•ston Mayor Ri<'hte Robb has bt'en l(alht•ring momentum for sonw ttnw. and canw to a head in July. when Tyson ckfc·at ed Robb tn an t'lt'clion for statt• GOP ('hairman at tht• statt' ltt·publtc-an Exerulive Commltt<'t' llH't'tlng. Bui many within tht" Republican Party belit'\"t' Tyson ts ~ay, a rumor lhat has pe rsistt"d for vears. Tyson, who's sin~lc and has bct'n st"cn on the town with a female rompnn ion. continues to be clogged br Tyson: Remams comparisons to silent on gay Hobb, who 1s rumors married and has lwo children ·iyson has n·malnt"cl largely s1knt 011 llH" tssu<· In July in r('sponst• to "family val Ill's• lssrn.•s raist'd by party 11wmbt"rs, h" told a Charleston Gazc:ltt· n·port<·r that he was '"a praC'tic-in~ Catholic: GAYS ATTACKED: Stnn· tht' night of Aul(. 31 Nt"w York Ctly has St"t'n five anti ¢ay attarks. four ol tht"m In Greenwich Village. That bring, tl1t' number of suc-h nssaults to 72 this year: there wt·n· ·10 last yt•ar at this time. Police hav<' madt· arrt'sb in only one case. They M1~pt·c:t lhn·c· nwn an· responsible for two assaults in lht• Villal!e. and a ¢roup ol six mt•n lor anoth<-r attark thert" tht• morning of Sept 2. The ftflh utta<"k o<Turn·d tht• morninJ! ol Sept. :1 In tht· Park S lopt" st·cllon of Brooklyn . All Uw vidims were men who wt·n· launlt'cl wllh anti gay rt'marks ancl tiwn l'llht"1 threalt'nt'd or assaullt"cl by olht"r men: one was htabbt·d ht thl· arm Police haw not dist"lost'cl wht•tlwr tht' victims were Aay but ar<" callinA lhl• incidt·nts posslblt• bias rrlnu·s. Polin· Commissioner lloward Sallr had assi~nt'd 15 t·xtra unifornwd and plaindothes oflkers to patrol Greenwich Villai(e In lht· wakt' of three murders tht"re last month Christine Quinn, ext·cut1vt" director ol the l"ew York City Gay & Lt',bian Anli·Vioknrt· l'rojt·ct. satcl her _l!roup plans a community ckmonslratton perhaps in thr next wt'l'k, lo show that residents will nol lolt•ral<· _l!ay ­bashing. SCHOOL HARASSMENT: A l..oulsvtlle. Ky .. jury awarded a 17 year-old girl $220,000 for lht' harass menl she sufft'red at the hands of some of her dassmate:-; and bt•faust· Spencer County sd10ol ofltrlals latlt•cl to do enough to try to slop tl, a<Tord in.l!, to lht· Lornsvillc Courwr Journal. The court rast' was tht" first in whiC'll lht' victim had to provt• "'dt·libt·ratt· indiffcn·rwc· 011 the p.nt ol sd10ol oflkials. a st.u1dard t•st.tbltsht'cl by Uu· U.S. Suprc:mc Court 111 June·. Alma McGowan lt"Slifit'cl that shr was taunted al>out hcinA Crrrrn.111 and .1 lesbian" from the agr of 11 to !ht• al(t' ol 15. when sht' lrlt I tw srhool s1·slt'm lo bt• taught at homr At tht' trial , Mc·Gowan said soml' ol ht"r da~s nl<ltl's <'ailed hl'r "that Gt'rm.111 i!"Y girl" and "lezzlc • and that srh<x>I olli c-iab did ltttlt• lo stop lhr abu'"· In ont" tnrtdrn t, sht• s.1tcl . • 1 hoy hackt·cl ht·r up n~:unsl a \lhlll . startrd laking off his pants nn<I sa1<1 lw wair; ~oi11J! to rape ht·r. \·fr(.iowan said llMl hrr pleas lor help Wt'rt" often lg11ort"cl or <hsnri~sed by St'h<KJI .1dmir1tslrdlors. From stuff and uiirc rrports 1 0 A SEPTE IVI BEA 1 1 1 a e a L 0 C A L TV/ from page 1A •Many pc.•ople wc:re surprised we \Wre plc'kt•d up. but we m-.·t-r had any doubts about tlw futur<' of Will & Grat<'.- Mutdmi<'k admitted. •From the very first day wt• pttdwd the idea. Wam·n Llttlt'lldcl (NBC's ht'ad honcho) was lx•hlnd It I 00 pt·rc·ent Like us. he thought th<' dynamle between a gay man and strat~ht women was much more lntt·resting than some of the rela­tionships that are now on 1V I le really liked the idea that wt• were charting ll<'W !<-nitory.• Dt.·finltdy going \\·hrn: no sitcom has gmw bdore, ''Will & Graee" is the hilarious, and oftt·n touC'hrng look at two Jon_gtinw lrknds - J;!ay lawyer \Vill Truman and stral~ht mtc·rior clesi~n<·r Gran· Adler who .ire lookin~ for long term S<'xual rdatio11ships. just not wtth raC'h other II thc pilot t'J>is<Kle for •·will & Grare· is an:r accurate- baronwtc:r. \Vill's sex life ce.rtainly isn't a lafto1 that is op<"nly dt~tll \I.1th. Whilr It h made drar ht' is gay lit tit' of his prtvat<' lik is clis<·uss<'cl or dis· playt·cl. On th<' other hand. in the first two mlnutt•:-. of tlw show, Gn.t('(' is found In bt•cl with lwr hoylrtmd hav1n~just fin tstwd making love.·. TI1is obvious clispari ty ha ... caused somt' j.!ay:-. and lesbians who initially showc.·n·d !\1utrhnitk and Kohan witll kuclo~ now opc:nly c-haslisc tht·m for "su~ar roaung- \Vill's S('X life lor prinwlinw vit•wt·r ..... Jr ... d C'riticism the ()1x·nly ~ay Mutd1nirk \1t"\v-, us com pletdy inat·<·uratt· "'\\'ill's pun.· - the tharactt·r is who hl' Is· ~11td111irk slated ·1 don·t think Wt,.n· hiding at this point. I nwan. ti you pay att .. ntton to the pilot, tlu-rC''s nothin~ th~1t ~oes unsaid. \Ve go for It w .. ·n· not hichnj( from any thtng. and I hop<' wt· conlinut· to do that In the srrtpts that rome up. Th<' tharaC'l.-r' will touth. But ran wr t'xpt•<·t Will to r.xC'hangc kisses "1th anoth("r man? "In !ht• t'lght or n t n e episodes that we'vr wriltrn so far. that has n't hap pen<'d." K o h a n answ(·re·d hon estlv. "But it» pos 0 sible. I mean, look, llw as \\.'<"' possibly rnn ht'. II the situation mis«:"s or ralb tor it, tht'll .• Tht· dlre('(or of tht• pilot says its mw issue among many th<.- show will tatklt· in ~ood lime. "Isn't U1is all al>out t.·ntertainnwnt and not ('Ontrovl·rs)'t' Janws Burrows. the dirt'C'lor of thl' pilot c·prsodt". asked rll('fo1imlly. •·w .. will try to mak<' the most l"ntt·rtammi.t show JX>~iblt• and ck-al with U10M' kinds ol issul·~ ln our own way \Vl'·n· not lwn· to prosdytlzcal all. If wt• find nn <·nt<·rt.auun~ way to do a kl'S, we mil do that. Wt're not pohtiC'i7· mg at all. lk<.iusc a ki~s between two men on telt"\'1sion \\.·ould ix- an issut': Eric MC'CormaC'k, Uw hunky. mar· rit'd actor who portrays \\'ill, belit"ves th<• whole ·kissmg rontrovt·rsy· ~ur· rounding M\VHI & Gran•'" has lx·t"n blown romplt-tdy out of proportion. Puzzle about your financial future? Dedicat puts the pieces together ... Have HIV or AIDS? We offer the for your life insurance in the industry. Use our new 48-Hour Purchase Offer Be a Fri .. Program. (Some restrictions may apply.) Visit our web site at www.dedlcatedresources.com • Write drvlatlcal@aol.com Lie. In TX, CA, FL & IL, Pending Where Necessary • Se Habla Espanol DEDICATED~ RESOURCES A VIATICAL SETTLEMENT PROVIDER P A G E Mlt Set"ln'; to me lhat it's a no-\\-in situ ation," MeConnatk explain<'CI. "We don't have a kiss m the pilot, ''""'"'re iiomg lo gel some rrap for that. But if Wl' put a kiss in the fir.>t SC'<'n<' of the pilot. ll would be consld<'red eontro\'t'rsial. And for everyone that wt'nl, ·cood tor you,' somebody else would go, 'Oh. it's a stunt.' And this is not a stunt show." The Canadian born McCormack, best known tn the U.S. for his the tdc·\ision west ern series ·Lonesome Dove. The 0 u t I aw Year .... • finds str1k1ng stml I a r I t I e ' his small screen lllld read this sC'npt, what hit nu:· immcdlal<'h· was that \Viii wa·s m<' • lw said. ·1 mean. st•xual Oril·ntatton asidl". this ~uy was so much like nu•; ht."'s a t!;rcat hos(, he's relativdy funny, ht' has i:n-at friends and he'~ a ,:?_cxxi frit"nd to them. It was one of the kw unws I\·" re-ad a scnpt and thou~t. ·1 think this rs i:omg to Ix• min<' And the issur - the ~ay bsut' - just wasn't a really bl~ thint:. I knew I could com'incint:ly play a A·'Y man. So far, C'\'eryon<' :'YkCornmck has shown the pilot lo has been more than pleased wrth tht• results. MI\·e had nolhin~ ln1t JXhtti\'l' re. ..J X>nsc from everyone lrom my pan-nts on down to my most overtly i:ay frtmds," ht' said. ·And I think a lot ol that comes from me likint: Will as a person He's a weat guy who has it all toi:eth<'r I mean, t:a\' chararter.> are oft<'n shown stru~ gli;,t: \\ith the 18'uc of bein(! c:ay \\~II ls P"'>l that voyai:e of d1=·ery I !e's ron tent v.ith his sexuality and has come to a point wht're he ran rehx and enjoy a wonderful day-to-day relationship \\1th his two best friends - Grare (Dt·bra Messing), who is strai(!hl, and his ii;1y pal. Jack (Sean Hayl's)." Unlike Will, who rould easily "pa"" as a typical heterosexual male. the character of Jark is cJo,<'r to the C:mt·r al i:ay stereotype 1\.' nud1enre' ha\'c grown arcustomed to. Hayes, who IS rurrently starnng In th<' big screen (!a\' romedy "Billy·, Holhwood Screen Kiss· admits he plays up the stereotype ·1 lust ha\'e a !!ood time \\1th him." Hay('s, v..tio refu'.'>e ... to answer que ... uons about his 0\'11 pel'>onal Ufe. cxplalred. "He's wacky and pret<'ntlou,, and when thini:s are go~ bad, he's there to make them wor-.e. So. there's m:tlly no bralr su~t'I)' pla}ing a role lik<' Jark. ' ju t k111d of have a t:ood lime ~,d try to keep him as real as po"iblc But I do drow "' lirll' when I think he i(ets too 0\1'r the top. I lollywood has lorn·· fed us too many bad gay sterrotypes already. E,·eryc>n<· at '\\'rll & Gra<'e· refuses to do that. Ha\'CS and co· star McCormack ""Y the ~ay community should champion the !act that the show lndudes two wt"ll·defined c:a,· charaetcrs .. Will & Grae~· has tht· !Jcne.fit of two characters hC're - not just one to carry the weit:ht of all homosc.xuality on lls bark," \kCormack said. "You have two ~uys: one. who perhaps l"' a little bit more tredlllonal tn the stC'reo typtral ,·ein, and one thal Is not I think Middle America v.ill now be able to see a whole fascinatln~ variety \\ith in lh<' ~ay rulture " 1 1 A SEPTE....,,BEA 1 1 1 a a a CPm-f (Jrt ~(J~ 1.r ff#flt th-ief 11~e-n- 'ef R~in- ~ Mon-Thu Friday Saturday "Wine is sunlight held together by water" --Nicholas Copernicus Hours 11 :00 am until 10:00 pm 11 :00 am until 11 :00 pm 5:30 pm until 11 :00 pm Sunday Brunch Buffet l 0:30 am until 2:30 pm 905 TAFT HOUSTON, TEXAS 77019-2613 713.523.SFOX R(JH-dly ef1Yrrin-'? a-// liH-n-'?rY HPH-ef-kn-ian-ef./ --=·-·-----··'*' ...... P A G E EATING OUT Italy at your doorstep for only a couple of bucks by MAUREEN O'REILLY "We bring lht' bl'Sl Of Italy right (O your doorstt•p. • That's the ratlwr granclio-.· datm mad<' by Collina·s ltaltan Caft• Surprisin~ly. tht·y romt· dost· Collina's has bt't'll with us for vt'ars and tht'y contirHH' to oflt'r on<" cir the best vah1t·., in lt.1lian dlnin~ in Hou"on. Tht'y also oli<'r somt• truly delifious food, too. The original Collina·s on Rldrnwnd (there are thn·c loc·at10ns) ren·ntly doublrd 1ls sizt', provtdlnl( an t'Xfusc to revisit Y~s. it's lon1tt·d in a strip shoppinl( center. Ye·s. t've·n doubkd, It still only has about 15 tables. Yes. those tablrs an· rnvered with la<"ky. \inyl. red and white checked cloths. But yes. the food is still yummy And the prices are unbc·hevably low. One of the cklights of the· Rlthmond Avenue Collina·s is tilt' lac·k of a liquor license. Whal'? No wine with my pasta? Just bring your own. The staff graciously un!'orks your boltle and provides glasses for no ft•e. Sonwhow. this brme:in,lt in of wtnt.' in brown paper bags adds lo the fesllveness of tht.· restaurant. Thr rustomc:rs pet"r around to see what the next table is drinking. whtt'h sometimes results in a sharing of wines and a pleasant conViviality. It also makc:s for a much more economical d1ntnl( expt•rtcnce. And non·drinkcrs net·dn't feel self· conscious. The real joy of Collina's. what makes it so special, ts that it serves delicious food al lnrredtbly low prkcs Wtlh the t·xceptlon of the nightly spe· riab, the~ food ts lmsH Italian r,lther The Food File Collina's Italian Cqfe :1933 Ric/1111011<1 Al'<' 71362188-/.I Food: Service: Value: Scene: Opt 'or bread, water al he OK 1f you rea ly 'llust Fine for most Wort~ the dnve, so live a 1ttle As good as n gets bands. This squid was !'c>c>kt•d lo per feclion. Tender. ckllralc. rings floate·d in an equally ddicatt•, kmony and delicious sauce. But none or the· usual rnisl. Only squid lovt'rs should apply. After such fabulous appt·ltzers. It ts hard lo know wht'n· lo go on Collina·s menu. Bui ii ts difficult to go wrong here The pasta dishes an· good. Knowing we couldn't taste evc·rything. my d1nin.I( partner and I askc•cl for a bowl of the mannara sauce to dip our bread In. The bread ts a thick. tasty foccacla . Though beautiful by Itself, d ipping ii tnlo the savory sauce· yi<'ids a luscious combination. Then sample the pizza. Colllna's has a numbt•r of lntt•n•sllng rnmbl nations tn l 2w and 16'"' proportions COL LINA'S than nouvc:lle. fhe pasld dislws. served with bread and salad . .ire .i steal at clll vrragc prirc of $h.DCJ. One of lhr trulv t"Xrcpllonal tlt•n:• on Colllna s mer. 1 Is the stuffed half artichoke .ippctizer. A J11111bo .uli !'hoke 1s split verllcally stuffed .111d served bubbling hot fhe first q1u·s •ton Is wht·ther to dig Into the stulhn!: wilh .1 tork or pull out a kaf. I opted to try a k,1f ,111<1 lmmd that tlw arli rhokc had ht't'll bakt'd pt·rit't'tly On to tht> stulTin~ ancl lo my surprise - alonA with bn·.lcl <"rumhs, l~omano cht·t·M• and ~arlic tht· artid10kt· hart been stulit'd with art1d10kt· ht'arh. Scwrnl nl tht'm. ~:utn arlld10kt• heav<'n. '\iol onlv ·was fl a lx·.lutilul. thou{!h sunple prescntclt on. 1t wds the brst stuflt'cl nrttchokt· I h.ivt· encounl<'rcd n1 a lonA t,me ll Wt.ls east ya hght mt"al In Itself and a valu<" at S.~.9'1 The portobdlo mushroom appcllzt"r c.so pkased l\vo large porlobdlos. marinated in Italian herlJs ond topped wHh prO\ olorw 1 hrese wnt ~rill<"d and sC"n·cd on a heel ol St.llllet•d lrt•!o;h spmal'h ~arntslH'd with rt'd hell pq> per Tht' mushrooms wc·n· o.;;\JCTuknt c1nd ntt'.lly. The: splnad1 \\:alli wonclt·r lully 1nhl'1°d with garhl' uncl n·rtanily could f.lancl .1lorw Al~o .l potc·ntial hght nwal. Anotht"r .1ppt·t11t·r. tht' c:.tlamari. was st"rn:cl clillc·rc·nlly than tn most restuurartlR. J{.1t}wr th~tn bt•1n1.t breaded .md fried ti was sautcccl with red hell peppers. grern 0111011s, ~.irhl'. kmon uncl white "1ne Squid 1s diltl cult lo cook propcrlv one 11101111·111 too long und It turns Into rnbhcr but. unlik<" 111.uly re~tuuI"t.mts. tht"\' offt•r the SclnlC ( omhOS clS ti• ·p1zzt•tc-s.· 111is tlnll' wt· dt·ddc•cl In AO the pizza cl1rt"t."l10n .11.cl orclcn•d .t Z Spel'ial pizlt"lt". Tiw Z l'lu.1 Is Collina·~ ·sp<'dar cUHI arrt\'t•s loaclc.·tl with Just about t"V<"l)'lh1nl( indudlni! Canadian bdt·on .utd oli\'l'S. \Vt· .1sked for anc·hovic.•s. also. Tht·y \\.'t"n-tl°l not on lhe list of poh'nl1al pizza ingrl"cli t•nts, but our st·rvc.·r cllcln·t bat .u1 c.·ye Thal is the way ii Is at Collina's . I was con<·enwcl .ibout how llwy would fit all thosl' loppin~s mt ,, 6 infh pizza. bul th<'y did . And Cnlllna's wdl dt·st·n·t·cl n:putation as ,1 gn.·at pizza plac-e was n·allirn1t"<I Tht· c·n1sl w.ls wondc·rfully <"risp on llw bottom ,uul yet hacl .1 dH'wy. <lt"ltdous hre.id top. Tlw loppmi!s wt·1 <' ol nrdh-nl quality Tht-y rnarn.1i!cd tu hl<"nd 111 the anl'hO\')' wllhout m'< rwhdming. And at !;4.'l'l. the plzzct<• w.1s 11 t11ll 111cal. This f., an c;( urt.111l th<1t tdkrs l!it·lf !l;rriouslv, fooks fr<>111 scratd1, US<'S the• frrshesl lnJ,!n•cllC'nts, but ,J:!<'ls no n spt·< t \\'lulc the !';t c·11t• m.iy lw la<·k in~. the• loo<I 1s hdtc·1 lhan I h.wc• t"llfUllrlh'rt·<I in the sonu• ol tht• llrn·r Italian rest.uirc111ts Ill town I h.1ve 110 qualms about 1 c.Tommt·ncl1ng, Collina's to auvorH', And It vou C'tln't bt• boUwn·cl to drt\'t' to Crc.TnW.1\' Plaza thl'y dl'il\'t'r within liht·ral boundaric.·s. 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Holy RHt• F:uch . .rlst II <J 00 nm: Choral Eurhartst 11 00 am at St Slt·ph"n·s Eptscopa.1 Church, 1 ROS W Al.1ba111a 713 f;2H G665 • Mara11.1tha Fdlowshlp Metropolitan C h11rch Scn1ce "Pu-..chmg tht• Gospel~ at 11 11111 713 528-6756. • MCCH \\'orsh1p s"rvkt'3 9:00 & 11 00 am 713 861 '114'1 • <irat(" Luthrr.m C'hurd1 Sunda\' school fc. .111 aJ,!t"S .at 9 30 1111 \\'o~hlll Service at 10:30 .un 713 fil8 ~tlh~) • First U111ta11.1n Unin:rs.lllst Church Suncl.w S<.·rvlcf'S .tt <) 30 um and 11 :30 am 7 J:l.fi26-5200 • St·1-vtt't-s 111 f> :JO pm DIJ,!nHv Churrh 713 880-i872 - • Co1111m1111ty Ciosp<·l 1'1,ll'5C and Wor~hip 5(·n.·ln· at 11 :00 11111 !-'.Junctav School for d1ll dn·n. Evt·nlll'-! Scn.i<t' Ill 7.pm. 4305 Lilll•Hl 713 880 n:t:J5. < .tlch lh<·m ~•t www.commu llll\.'gO!l. l >C.'I C>t f.!. • ltou~ton Mission < hurd1 \\'orshlp sc-rvict· •at ?O·.JO am 7 la 529 8225. • CovrnM t Baptist C"hurch Worship st>n:kt" I 30 pm und education t-our at 3:00 pm 713 6()8 8830. • lkr1ng Mt·mortal l nltcd Mctlmdlst Church \\or.lhlp rtetvk" 10 ""'O am Sc."C·kC"rs dass <)I'\ am 711 'i2f 1017 • MC< R Handbdl Choir Rehearsal .1t 7 00 pm 71'3-861 tJl4ti • Unf 1rlau f'cllowshlp of Galveston ( ountv 402 ( hurch St In G 1\'e"!JIO. Sunday Servkt"~ at I 0 30 un ~rkly 40!t 7(~ H:J30 • n1r Churrh or Ciood l..fft· on lht· lnt~rrwt: http I Jwww "vnc.rt>tlst or~/ church him yod~V« j'OUJ'I) CIJute- r/r.are,, t/te,Lo~ EJC~ieltce,, Serving rn < "' lh :»cxuw1 <;omm11mrv o/ l at/10/l(J .md fncmk 5m'1Ct! ~ : · . ·'" o pm rra.lmonal .\lass ~ /11 thchdglits 1.io7 Yale, .111ite H • 713-880-2872 • Fatth and Ho1x· ft"llowshlp Sf-n1cc at 11 :00 arn. 713-520-7847 Monday, September 14 • Catholic Ma!>;~ at 7:00 pm ·1t the Kolbe Project. 713-861 1800 Tuesday, September 15 • M(.:CR Empow<"rment for Uvtng support ~roup & pot luck dinner at 6:00 pm. Gloryland En~t"mblt· at 6:00 pm Orc·hcstrn rehrrsal at 7<l0 pm. 713·kGl·~Jl49 • Maranalha Fdlo"'-..hlp MCC has ~roups that me<·t In t>adt otlwr.. honu.• for a llmf' of ff'llow~hlp, sh.trlllj! Goct·s word. and μrny('r. Call for the location In vour arc-a 713·528· 6756. - • Tilf'· Chun:h of Guod Ufr on the Internet. http / /www synut·Ust org/church.htm • Otscusslon Group -n1c l>eath Pc:-na1ty· 07 pm. Al the Kollic l'rojccl 713 !!61 1800. Wednesdav. semember 16 • Holv Euc h.1rtst Rttr II 12 Noon -nt St SlrphC'n's Ephcop.11 Church, 1805 W i\J.1h.una. 713-fi28·6GG5 • MCCR Bihlt•Stud\.' 1.:m pm 71l-8fil 9149. • Worship St·rvlcl" 7 30 pm ,ti t'allh rnd Hope f-t"llOW!\hlp 7J 3-fi20· 78-J7 • Thr ('hurc-h of C.ood l..lfe on thf" lntt>rnet; http: //www.,.,ynnellst orJ!/dwrdt.htm • M.1ranath.1 Ft•llow~hlp MCC has ~roups Uiat mt·1:t in earh otht•rs hunw lor a Um<· of ldlow~ ship. shanng Ciocl"s word. and pr.tyn Call for tlw loc.1tlo111n your nrra 713·52tt·675U. Thursday, September 11 • Bil le btl!d\· 7.00 pm at Faith and Hope Frllowshlp 713 ~20 7!147 • Choir Pr.1rtiC'C at l ·onununttv C~pd 6:30 pm 713 880-9'..l.:iS or \\'\\.W rommunl~pel.org. • Choir Practice at 6.30 pm M1dWttk Service .11 Community Ciospd 7·30 pm 713 8AO-<l235 or www c:immunltvgospel.org • TI1r Church of Uood Ufr on the Jnt<'mt"t Ir• ?:/ Jwww syrcr,.Ust or,.:/d1urch.htm u JJOU UIW'll or: f't'l '11 llsl<'d fll this SC ffiJn. pleasf' cn11 C amlun RoU..·rts ru 713 5~ H490 l'!J l 2 /\'oon .\fomlnys KOLBE PROJECT .\londa~. September H Euc'lwst 7 )Opm T.1esday, September 15 Disa1ss1on Group • "'pn' ·~be Deatb l'enalt)'" Frida), Scptl'mbcr 18 Morrung Prayer • IOam Kolbe Prayer I.inc 713-861-l S·i·i PIW13)86l 1800 fX 13) 861 7212 !030 H~i~hrs Blvd. • lfo "ton. TX 77008 Catch the Bering Spirit- A Place for Everyone BERING MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST ClluRCll A Reco11cili11g Co11greg11tio11 \l\'lll'fl' pt..'r~cm~ regardlt.·"'~ of ~l'Xtttll on.·nt.1twn. ).";l'ndt.•r. dh111ntv, or ,1gt• ·fully particip.llt• m the churrh's hf,. ,ind mmi,trie> - '" l<ivt•d disnplcs of Chr"l Nl·W EARIY SFRVICI S1111d11 11 Worsllip ...................... 8:.1011.111. 811111/11 _11 <;cf1ool ......................... 9:4011.111. >..;11111fay Worsllip .................... 10:.5011.111. Rt \1,inlvn Mecker-Wilh,1111', l'.hlor 1440 11.irold .11 Mulberry • (711) ~26·1017 1848 • 199H ( t>h•hr.1ling 1!i0 Yf'a~ of Servin~ ~h.uing and Caring --=·-··=··•¢ ...... P A G E 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) Magnolia/Tomball Old Sixth Ward (Decatur Street) Deer Park/Pasadena/Pearland 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 Community of Spirit! Spiritual Uplift Sen·ice: Wednesdays 7 PM Decatur St. H.0.1\1.E. Group: Wednesdays 7:30 PM \\ orship Services: Sundays 9 AM & 11 A~l Visit our web page at www.mccr-ho11.com for the most currellt schedule of upcomi11g el·e11ts! 713-861-9149 1919 Decatur, Houston, Texas 77007 Washi11gto11 Ill White St. (behvee11 St11demo11t a11d Ho11sto11 Al'L'.) ~ 3 ,wutuat c;JJ iJiectioJ1/ ~~ctJWU/2' 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 through life and where we would like to go in the future. 1 5 A MEETINGS STAITT: 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. @ ~ouston les~1an & Cay l:timmunitJ C2nter. Inc. 803 Hawthorn Street SEPTEIVIBER 1 1 1 a a a HOUSTON VOl~E One Community! 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Monday. lour dayS pnor 9o ... _, _ Oa-.d~'"*- ~CST~ ~Wed:ll'ICll~lnrcilif.........,lcr .,_.,, .. ~M,...,..,..-.SIO.OV.. .. ~Gl,,,,,~Of~~ a--......,..,..ar.... tbQ:nGay& L..,.,. a.re. dC:O--O. -0.,-,..._.0., -.., IMtia-n....,., • llWTflliC< ~Pless- VOICES & ECHOES Monicagate A SCOUT IS KIND. HE TREA1S CJTHERS AS HE WANTS TO BE TREATED. After Monica, should we stand by our man Bill? As the days go by since l'resid('nl Clinton's angry admission of an ""inapproprialt" relationship· with mt!'rn Monica L<-wtnsky, many of his <·on· supporlt'rs ore droppinj:! like Illes. Lt"acling the way have been I>emonats on tht' 11111, mduding S•·n Jos1·ph Li•·l,..rman (D Conn.), who gavt• an impassionrd speech last Friday from I ht• S('nat(' floor that eallrd Clinton's rnnducl "lmmor.il and h.irmful. • de.servmg of publi<" rt buke Calls for tht• President's lmpr.ach menl or resignation, once limited to the Amen Corner of arch conserva ttvc Rep Bob Barr (R Ga ) now extend to the middle of the room, and include a <"ross section of pun dlls and pohhclans And all this evrn before K("n Starr issues his rl"port to Congress. Standing by her man as always has bt'('n First l.-1dy llillary Clinton. but sh<" has inll'rrstmg rompany. Women·s rights groups have takt-n harsh crito<"ism for continuing to :.liC'k by a prl"sid('nl whose policirs are frmal<" fri<"ndly, cv<"n when his bd1av1or in the office 1s a little too fcmalr friendly. Afncan American civil rights lead­ers have also stood by the Prt•s1dent most notably lkp. John Lrwis (D Ca.), who ph•dgcd his uncndmg sup port just davs after Clinton admHtl"d his lie. "I've 1"'cn with you from the 1"'ginning," Lrwls told Clinton al an Aug. 29 forum. "And I will stand with you now ttll the end." Cay rights leadrrs havl" b«rn a lot quirter In lhrir support of Bill Clinton. but nonr: has made any move to jump ship. Som!' will say privatt'ly that gays should bt" the last to ronn("Cl private se·xual con duct with on tht· JOb p .. rformancc Maybt· hO, but hasn't Prrsldent Clinton's dt"ridedly mixt"d rerord on gay civil rights made him particular· ly deservtng of the fate he has select ed for hlmselr? In 1993, he abandoned without so much as a whimper his campaign promise to allow l(ays to serve open· ly In the m1lit •. ry Th<" rcsultinl( "compromise: tlw Infamous "Don't Ask, Don't Tdl," msnibcd as the official pohcy of the Unit<"d States ~overnmr-nl that ~ay Rrrvic-<· mcm hers should Ile about their sex llves for the l(ood of the country. That's exactly what th<· President did in January. wht·n ht· lirct unckr oath and to th.- Anwri«an p.-oplt• about wht'lh.-r he had a s!'xual rda tlonshlp with Moni..a Lewinsky. For the good of tht• 1·ountry on this rase. his presidency he lied ahout his private sex life Of course tlH're are dilfcn·nccs between the military s "Don·t Ask, Don't Tt"ll" and Cllnlon's "Chase th<· Skirt. Don't Tell • but non!' weighs In the President's favor The mlhtary policy requin·s gay and lesbian sol dirrs and sailors to Iii' not only about thrir S<'.X livt'~. but about a fundamental aspt·<·t of thror identity. (Clinton wasn't lying about some thing so fundam .. ntal as his hctero sexual orientation just the unrc strain<"d excr<"lsc of it.) What's more. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is particularly evtl because it tells gays to lie to protect unit cohe sion from lht' discord that would be caused by the anti gay prrjudtce of some ht"lf'rosexual st·rvil'c mcmbt·rs . That's not only wrong. u·s unconsh tulional. The Suprt•mf' Court long ago taught that, whtk the gov('rn m<'nl rannot l<'gislatt• prrjudlre away, neither ran 11 grant prrjudic<" the forte of law To be sure. Cltnton should nol be singled out ht"rt' for condemnahon The true. unsung hypocrites of Mon1cagatt' art· the pol ti lrlans in Congress who supporh·d the olftctal lies requir<"d undt'r "Don·t Ask, Don't Tell" and art" now condemning the President for following their lead. And a special place in hypontsy hrll should be resrrved for Rep. Dan Burton (R Ind.), who voled for "Don·t Ask, Don·1 Tt'll." called Cltnton a ·scumbag· for, amonl( other things. the Lewinsky scandal. and yrt admitted last week that he fathered a son as the. n· Jlt or an ntramari tal affair, To make malli·rs wor '" bolh Burton and hi~ t·onf'ubtnc worked for Indiana stale gov•·rnment at the tim{· But, you might ask, Is Cltnton really such a hyprocrtle'? lie fol lowed his own l•·acl and lt•·cl uhout his sex lirr. Thal's c:onstskrl<)'. not hypocrisy. Whal<·vt·r narrow mor.•I ground Clinton might hav•· dalmt'cl, he lost on Aug. 17. In cJ.n nnJ.!ry spcec·h on national trlt-vtsion. Clinton ramr fkan about his sexual relationship with Monira Lewinsky and apologized for tlw lie Up to that point he was at least consistt"nt - ~ay s<"rvkt· rnt·mbcTs should Ii<" about t ht'lf st•x ltv1-s, and so should I. Now hr's a hypo<"rilc the architect of a poliry that ht' hnn self found morally bankrupt wh!'n applied to his own ltfe. But, you might rt•asonably inquire, wasn't Clinton madt· to c·on fess his lie by an oul of rontrol prosecutor on a wilc-hhunt? Maybe so, but that's wh!'rt'. havmg made h1s bed, ii may well bc limt• for Bill Clinton lo luck In lht «overs. It was bad enough for Clinton to betray his gay constituents by arcepling "Don't Ask Don't Tell." but since its adoption 1n 1993. his administration has done prc:-c-ious little to prevent y<"ar after year of documented abust' of thr poltcy by wayward commandt'r" t"ngagt"d m c-oercive wit(·hhunts or gay srrvit·t: mcmbt-rs. Last yt"ar alone. according to a report from the S.-rvll'l'mt·mbns Legal Defense N<·twork. almost 1.000 gay service m .. mb .. rs wen· cits charged a 67 pt'rt'<'nt lntrease since "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was adopted. Tuer<" was also a 27 p{'r· cent increase in documt"ntcd -com .. mand vlolattons· m the way thr pol­icy was enforced . There's ltltlt" sympathy hear for a President who now flnds himself subject to an unfair wltrhhunl for hts private srxual condul't To the contrary. a discharge s('ems m order. ~=--··----•-•:s ·----- PAGE 1 BA SEPTEIVIBEA ., ., ., a a e VOICES & ECHOES The Test Scare tactics don't help HIV prevention effort by RANDY FAIR Ont' ol the most fril(htcning exp(·riences for any ~ay man is taking an lllV test. Ft·w 1·vents have such potential lo irrevornbly chanl(c your Ilk. This Is possibly why so many l(ay mt'n resist ever havinl( lhe test. ~;vrry l(ay man should be lesll'd. but artl'r l(ellinl( lhe test results every six months for the last all. Arrnrdinl( lo my friend. lhe rounsdor bdleved lhal ii 1•veryone would slop hav1nl( sex for a short whil<', the ep1dem1c would kill Hself ofl. Thal was 10 years al(o. and w1• didn't know as much as we.· do now about lllV This man in~islr:d lhat evt•n mutual masturbation was unsafe bec·ausc a cul on the hand or on the body ('{)uld cause somr-on(" lo become infected. Even though I had read a good deal aboul AIDS. I was not prepared to challenge this man's asser· I'd done that contradicted his statistics. lie Imme dlalt•ly began backtracking he'd only m.-anl that 65 pt·rcent of the rnses that he has seen. not 65 p<"rct"nt ol all cases. lkcausc I felt that every counsdor I had talked with over the 10 years was judgmental about my sexual aclivilit'S and was tryinl( to frighten me. I promis.-d myself I wouldn ·1 never go back for another test. I didn't keep that promise because I decided that I owed it to myself and any future partners to find out about m~· status. I 0 yrars. I can certainly see why many men chooS<" to forel(o lhe experience. I first l(Ol trsled after a man I had been dating l(Ol s ick and. soon after that. died. The first lime was definitely the most dirfi cult . Still . all1•r 10 years and approximately 15 tests, ii hasn't gollen much easier. Too many HN testing counselors f eel it their duty to scare gay men away from My most recent test was a pleasant sur· prise. My counselor was a man named Paul Singh. He was completely non judg· mental. He asked the same questions about sexual practices. but I did not per ceive any condemnation on his part. Ile did go over the risk factors Involved in unprotected oral sex. and we discussed it in a mailer of fact manner. Instead or try· in,:t to scare me. he se-f'mcd concernf'd that I know the facts. Part or lhe d ifficu lty comes from factors oulslde a n yone's control. The two-week walling period has a lways been one or the hard est pa rts for me. For two weeks. I find having sex at alL One insisted that 65 percent of all new cases are caused by that I have difficulty skeping. and I replay sexual experiences In my mind. On top of the wait period. th ere's the coun seltng you must go t hrough to get the test. I have been l<·sted at two places and the process Is basically th f' same at both places. The first lime. I got tested at a local gay cent1·r. and I had no idea what to expect. The counselor start1·d asking me about specific sexual prat·li('('s. and I was raught compkl<"ly o ff gua rd. I had bt·<·n ra1~<"d In a <·ullurt" where- you didn'l lalk aboul srx. Now I had to reveal my sexual .u·1iv1l1t"" lo a t·omplett• strangt•r. ii was uncom forlabk, to say th<· kast. I was also mad1• uncomfortabk by lhe coun sdor's nUHudt". I later found out from som<"OrH'\ who workc.-d al lht· cenlt·r that this man tho ug ht tt was his duty to scare 1Zay nwn out ol havin~ st·x at unprotected oral sex. When I later Many might bdieve it is the counselor's responsibility to frighten us about the dangers of contracting HIV. but I think anyone with any sense at a ll is a lready scart'd enough about that possibility. If wc want people to be testrd, we can' t make the test any more horrtlytn~ than It already 1s. confronted him with research lo the contrary, he backtracked. lion. Allt'r all, I had been laugh! to respect authority figures, and this man was a traint·d counsdor I left the center terrified With L'<lrh testing following that first on.- I have had a sinu1a.r experience. The coun~wlors. in my opinion. often tried lo scare me away from sex. Orn· insisted that 65 percent or all new c;is1·s arc <~au5.t"d by unprot<·cted oral s<"x. When I went back to get my results, I had th<· s amt· counselor I confronted him with n·scan·h Sign Up Party September 18 7:00pm@ Time Out Sports Bar 1400 Shepherd V I LVEn Finally. after I 0 years. I dealt with a counselor who made the experknc.- bcarabk and now, we all have to worry that the Ct'nlcrs for Disease Control wants to require that the j:!overn menl be provided a hsl or names or all those lest ln_g posihvt·. llow can we encoura,:!e r>eoplc to be tested if we make the tcsl even more scary thdn U already is? Randt/ Fmr is an Allar!la sc/100! leachcr and for mer cha tr of the Atlanta chapter oft/U' G1u1 Lesbian and Straight Educators llietwork DES I Gfi 1 7 A SCP"'Tl.""1BEA ., ., ., e a a CLASSIFIEDS To advertise•~ tl'e Class~1eds call (713)529·8490 or (800)729·8490 ,f rot 1n Houston. Our office '!ours are 9:00 am-5:30 pm Monday through Fnday. Classified deadhno s Monday at noon for the following Fnday pubhca!lon Most ma1or credit cards a~ personal checks accepted. Houston Voice is not responsible for misprints appearing after first week. Check ads promptly. Announcements AUDITION NOTICE The Little Room Downstairs Theatre My Night with Reg, by Kevin Elyot Audbons will be on September 13th. 7:30 p.m. at lhe !heater. 2326 Blssonnet between Greenbnar and Kirby. Perfoonance dates wil be November &21. Rehearsals wil begin n late September. The director, Andrew Dawson. IS lookJ'l9 for 6 men. ages 18-45 . Audbons wi be cold readings from lhe ~ Please bmg head shol and rest.me. The Gay & Lesbian Switchboard of Houston wiD be condJcbng traong for new phone staff volunteer.; on the following date. October 24 , 1998. The GLSH IS a non-prof· ... nlormation and referral SCIW:e, events a'ld mattera o1 norest ro and about the Gay and l.esbiar ca-nullly n the fious1o;1 area. The Hate Clmes'1ncicfcnl Hollino IS also main­l< lned by the GLSH. To volunteer or for more information please call 713.529.3211 or leave message at 713.529.9615. The PWA Coalition desperately needs 1he following items: Dishes, Silverware, Pots/Pans, Sheets, Towels. Dressers, Dinettes. Coffee T.abfes, Solas. Love seats and Small Appliances. We are available for pock-ups. Call Wilson or Kerry at 713.522 5428. Thank you' Rainbow Ranglers Dance Club Rairt>oN Ranglors Dance Ckb IS pleased to announce lhe start ol tntorMe<iato country western dance lessons, every Thursday at 8:00 PM at the Brazos RJVer Bottom Gilb, 2400 Brazos. The on&hour wecldy class wil leatue pattern wOl1< n two step wallz shulfle, and SWlllg. ir.d Wiii be 1a..qc by top comtry wcstefi1 dance prolesocnais and compclltO<S. No partners are ~ Aarilow l'langlers conltnues 1o olfer begWri1g WlX'tly western dance f?Y""J llusday at 9 00 f'M at the BRB In addtion, the Rairbow Raajers Perfoontng Dance Team IS seek'."K) new '"lembcrs. Auditions wi1 be at 8:00 PM every Wed1esday n Septerrbet Costs rdJdo costlnle, and share cl coaclwlg and choleography fem Cont.xt (for lu1her tnlorna!lon) 713.800.0670. The Glassel! School of Art "FREE ART CLASSES" FREE Art Classes for those with HIV/AIDS are startmg 141 again. Patock Palmer, 1n his eighth year of offenng art 1nstruc:t1011 is con· tinumg with three proiects 1his fall; ceramics (hand bu11d1ng), printmaking (greeting cards), and pho1ography (35mm). Through the St.wort ol the Museum ol Fine Ms educa!Jonal branch, the Glassel! School of Art our Fal schecUe IS tniy going to be exaing We are ollenng classes where everytlwlg IS tree, we even provide Unch! We meet every Friday ( 1004 00), from September 11th. through December 18th. at the Glassel! School of Art, 5101 Montrose Blvd, n room 202 Classes are for all levels, especially begnncrs, but space IS limited For more nlonnatJon can 713 639 7500 or Patnck Palmer 713.526.1118. 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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR position for a Houston based private Foundation Respons1b1ht1es include comircrc1al and ros1dcntoal property management, coord1- nat1on of grant process, superv1s1on of a conference ce~ter and gereral hnancaal opera! o:is of the FoundatlOr Experience In property management and public rela· tions with n •toe .. c:;bian and Gay comru· n t es preferred. bt.I all resu es accepted For nq~ ·es call 713 523 6902 Serd --=···=···;:! ····-- PA G c:; resumes to the Hollyfield Foundation, PO Box 66722, Houston. TX 77266· 6722 FOUR STAR HAIR PRODUCTIONS NOW HIRING HAIRSTYLIST 713.524.7785 Charlie's Restaurant is hmng wait staff, kitchen & busboys. Must be neat m appearance and friendly. Apply 1n per· son @ 1100 Westhe1mer on Wed.· Thurs.-Fn., 3:00 · 5:00 PM. See Marlene or Kody. 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SEPTEMBER 12 AT lOAMI THE VELVET -ROPE ~ UJCJ-RLO TCJU-R 1SSE3 ~RST SHOW OF HER U.S. TOUR! Fridaq, October 30 @) ~~·~ ... ~ ~= 8 AUi.Ail.EM • -11C91 l'relfered ~ ~u-.c seinng e available to n!I .. UO<ll Gold Cud and • l'l.ltllltlm c.ucr ..... members. 713-625-AMEX ~~ FOLEY'S and all other Ticket Centers (713) 629-3700 www.ticketmaster.com "All TICKETS SUIJICT TO SIRVICI CHARGI. DATI, VINUI AND SUPl'ORT ACT(S) SUIJICT TO CHANG I WITHOUT NOTICl ~:~ 1111-·•'llilfllfl www.sfxlivelink.broadcast.cam r:;JKPR[ ffin BANK ~NJ .//J""P Houston Chronicle ~mSlll ~ 8 UNITED l!!{!.~WJ UPCOMING EVENTS Sept 16 New Heights Theatre opens rts sea­son woth a revrval of Mart Crowley's " The Boys in the Band," the first cntr­cally and commercially successful play rn Amenca to deal openly wrth issues cnhcal to gays and lesbrans. The wor1<, rnrtrally performed Oii-Broadway rn 1968, is a darkly comrc tale of the lrves of nrne men. erght of them gay and one strarght and homophobrc. who gather to celebrate the brrthday ol one of therr own. The Sept. 16 openrng benelrts Berrng and Fnends. an AIDS support group. New Herghts Theatre. 339 W. 19th St. Tickets are $15, 713-869-8927 Through Oct. 24. Oct. 10 In the lrr:>t rt three subspace shows curated by the Gay and Lesbran Commrttee of the DrverseWorks Artrst Board, lull frontal, exhibited, hung" wrll attempt to bring a genre of queer art out of the closet. As gays and lesbrans try to debunk the myth that sex Is all we're about, the commrttee confronts the issue of keeprng sex rn the bedroom and lets the viewer decide whether to look. Artrsts rnclude Houstonran Ray Ogar and Elizabeth Zhe of Austin. An openrng receptron 1s Oct. 9 D1verseWorks, 1117 East Freeway (off North Main at Naylor). Admission 1s free, 713-223-8346 Through Oct. 31 Ongoing Mae West's "Sex" continues at the Liiie Room Downstarrs, part of the fourth season at the SO-seat venue. The 1926 produchon features local person­alrty Kelly Lauren. Lotlle Room Downstarrs, 2326 Brssonel (between Greenbnar and Krrby). Tickets are $15, 713-523-0791 . Through Sept. 26. The account of controversial Black Panther leader. Huey Newton ends on Sept. t 3 with "A Huey P. Newton Story." The dromatic SOIO performance IS by Roger Guenveur Smith and the wor1< has garnered several awards. Smrth IS famrliar ~ 10< ...i- on toleviooon ohow9 such as 'New Yori< Undercovel'" and "All My Chrldren." and Sprke Lee's "Get On The Bus." A panel drscussion wrth some of the area·s CMI nghts leaders follows each perlormance. D1verseWor1<s, 1117 East Freeway (oH North Marn at Naylor). T!d<ets are $25, 713-520-0055. The comong out comedy of Del Shores, "Sordid Uves," is a tale of smalHown Texas life. The theme ol uncond<t<0nal love, acceptance and CO!l)lng out, along wi!h wicked comedy. struc~ a nerve with mainstream and gay audiences 1n Fort Worth and Los Angeles. Paradox Theatre. 3722 Washrngton Ave. Tickets are $17 cal 713·522-2204 Through Sept. 27. Hoping for an emollonal, rather than h1storrcal, realrty, the Alley Theatre's Broadway-bound " Civll War" contrn­ues to provide a musical a look at the war. The work includes the stones of the anonymous faces of the war. as well as s1gnrhcant players. such as a power­lul speech by ex-slave and freedom lighter Fredenck Douglas. The produc­hon opens on Broadway rn Aprrl 1999. Alley Theatre. 615 Texas. Tickets to $46. 713-228-8421. Through Oct. 11 " Ray Hiii, The Prison Years," the story of the native Houston1an turned act1v1st talk show host ~nd general rab­ble ro~ser. has changed venues. The play leatures Holl rem1mscing about his pr1Son hie, the ·system." berng gay and hrs run-ms with crty police. Performances are on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Actors Workshop of Houston, 1009 Chartres. Tickets up to $10, 713· 236· 1844 INSIDE • • UT INTERVIEW: ANDREW TOBIAS by CHRIS CRAIN T he Best Little Boy In The World has a confession to makr. It's be('n Ove years since Andrew Tobias. !ht• bt•st selling flnan<'lal author and creator of "Andn·w Tobias' Managing Your Money· personal finance softwar e, acknowledged pub licly that he Is ·John Reid." author of the 1973 classic coming-out story. "The Best Little Boy tn the World." Now he's ready to spill all. In a sequel just rekast'd by Random House, he fesses up to a number of other "Inaccuracies" from that famous Orsi book. It turns out he Ullt'nded 1 larvard. not Yale. Ills llrst job was wllh the National Student Marketing Corp .. not IBM. Hardly earth shattering stun. But to TI1c Best Little Boy In the World Lesbian Blues A Jrozen corpse leads to inlrigtR'. Page 2B llOUSTO~ \'OICL • SEPTl'\IBFR II. 1998 A GUIDE FOR YOLR LFISURE Tl\IE (TBLBl1W), it's important to be honest. Sometimes. selling the record strall(ht (so to speak) proved particularly amus­ing. The "perverted dirty old man of 31: who in the Orsi book souii:ht out wrestlin!( matches with hot male under· grads turns out to be none other than Barney Frank. one of two op<·nly l(ay representatives In Con~r'°ss . Sometimes. his ·corrections" border on the bl1.arre. The ongtnal book tells how. as a boy. he went to summer camp at Maine·s Camp Wll(Wam (not Camp Wlnnepesaukee). That's not all. The Orst book left out that. when he went on a double-date with his t-amp counselor (and crush tarii:Nl. the young lady on the counselor's arm was none other than Rita Mae Brown author of Best Little Gay Boy Sequa! picks up u•/1£'re 25·yror·old u'Ork ended . Page 6B the classic lesbian cominll: out story "Rubyfruit Jungle." also rekased in 1973. But writing under his real name. and about his real fnends. lovers and fam1 · ly members. didn·t nece>Sartlv pr0\1de Tobias lhe freedom lo tell -all tn a more truthful fa.<hion. In a rare telephone interview from his summer home on Ftre Island. Tobias talked about that irony between hts two "!(ay books." and about how TBLBl1'\" !(rew up and turned out Just fine. thank you very much. "It's true rm not quite as candid as I was tn the first book." said Tobias. 51. who chronicles the 25 year gap between books in the sequel. aptly titled '"The Best Llltlc Boy in the \\'orld See HAPPY/ page 78 Inside the Nightlife 111e lalest gossip on all that's gay. Page SB OUT ON THE BAYOU BOOK REVIEW Afrozen corpse leads to intrigue in lesbian thriller "Blue" btJ Abigall Padgett; Mysterious Press. :J24 pages. $22. by ELLA TYLER Blue McC.1rron was either blessed or cursed when her l(<xlmolher declared that the then I 0 yrar old was a new soul who should be encoural(ed to explore life wllhout constraints in Ablt:atl Padi:etfs "Blur • Otherwise. when h<« lo\'f"r abandoned her l!.1thoul warnml( two years a'""· sh<· ml$t not have movc~l ,,;lo a half built abandoned motrl al U1e ed'"e of the Borrel(o Dese-rt and abanrloned h<•r lcachln~ career to earn bil( buC"ks. Blue ha~ a doctorate in sof·1al P'""Y cholOl(y and us.-s her n·sear!'h mto pn mate hehaVlor to expL,m all kinds ol human behavior nw IJook about h<·r r('S("arrh rrmains wide)~· unn·ad. l>ut tu·r ubihty to tm<krstcJnd the shoppm~ lx-hav1or ol wonwn has mndc h<"r a sue· c·csslttl ('Orl'.'iultant Blue·s hook doc:·s, howc:vt·r. brin(! htr ont· d1rnt who wa11ts her toanal\'Z(" his much older stsl<'r ''.'.lufluf cr;lllrlall. who has mnfesst·d lo an odd cnme ·nl<' 61 one year old widow claims that th<· lxxly lotmd lhawtnl( 111 her late hus I.Janel's ,l!amc locker 1s an inln1dcr who she hit owr the h.-ad Wllh n pap<:r we1$l and killed some nvr yr:ir~ al(o. Sht' wrapped tum In lrcc:·zcr paper and stored II n the pubhc fn-cr.er where H remalned untll .1 power fulure Bhu· mtrrview... lhc wom.1n and I'.'. c.onvincecl she Is not tcllln~ lhc tnilh. The story omlls clcmf'nts that a sCM.1,11 psyci1olol(lsl <'XI><'< Is. \\'hen ,1 for('n~ic psyrhtatnsl ts t•allt-d in. sht· ne,n·t·s that llif' we mnn is IYllll! and atit·111pl111.c. lo d< 1 1ent.11lv Ill. "k1thl'"r ciln expltiin why .;1 wnm._n would lw to st<1y 111 j<til. t·spt• <tally whf'n I hey )(".1rn ..,he is ,t"rminallv 111. Stw must Ve prokr:l1111! somt·orw I.Jut who? All ol Mu!.'1fs r t•ncts srcm to Ix· =c« hill<' old ladies hk<" hn \\ hm Muf .1 1s. pmsoncd. tt-e slluatton IJCC11mes t''\ten more confusm~. 1lw dead 'Blue' author to visit Houston man was a small·time hood a delta mak 1n soc·ial psycho! o~ist trrms and not a Jo..,s to anyone. Why would somt·onf" risk «uryml( out n murckr 111 a womt•n's prison to avt"nf!c him'> Then one of Mulhri's J<<X>d frimds is murch:n·d. too, .md Blue app<"'Jf'S lo be in dan~er. All ol a sudckn. Bill<'' lonl'ly and url<'wnlllll life lx·g111' lo C'hanl(e. She b('(·om<·s mlrn·sted In lh<· psyC'hialrist, but sht' agn·t·s to bt• a parlnC'r only in rrimC' solving. Sht· works for tht· prison systc.·m, so }wr hdp will be.· valuable. but an attra<"IJVt" olclt'r ksbian 1s now pur swnl! Bhu•. \Vath possibilities tor nt"w rda11011shlps. Blu« dt~·id<·s H is lim(' to lind out what rmlly happe11t'd lo ht'r ex· lovc·r \\~1ile 'he's at 11. she dendes to try lo l<K.1lea i:trl who disappeared from the juvenll<" 1.1ll whew Bill<" leaC'ht·s. With tlw help or prison n·C'ords and a c.·ompuler h.1c.·kt·r Blue dtsco\'t:f ... lt·nu ous but sui:i:esllve links bctwct'n the older womt·n. tht· t•x and tht' ~irl • Bill<" finally .il(J'ces lo h<·r lrirnds' tlem .. 1nds UMt f:.hr lea\'<" town for safety and ac.n~ to her f .. ltlwr·s plt~1s that she a1trmJ hc:·r brothers Wt'tld111~. JIC' is in prise n and tht'y havt• l..NTll estranged. 1 lowen·r lw c.·xplains lht' motive.• for Mulli11's murcl<"r \Vlwn Blue. rdurns hmm·. thrrc.· is a clramatu· rhmax Ill tlw clt'sert. ·nus; 1s "l \\.·rnno.m·s hook. a h-minist fan lctsy l\ont" of the d1or ,l(·tns. c.-sp<'Cially ttw oldc.r \.\Jmtn, drt" wlMt ~·ou wou1ct l'XIX'<'I '" nrs lhl~ Is dislracllnl(. but tctch < har"1cter. and t"41<.:h rhar..ic.-tc:r trait, ll.ls lls pl.in· In !.his Uchll\' \\1in·n plul Alnl(all l'ad~ett, ,1uthor of "Bhl('" \\ill be at \lllrdcr b\• the Book, 2342 B1ssonnel, 011 &·pl IH .115:30 p.m. to (h">( us.~ cUld sl,,,l ht"f Uook. Pad~f'tl now hvC'i In San Diq(o. Calli.. but hved 111 1101 i-lon from l!lHO lo 1982. Sht' worked as dmTlor ol th<" local i\Jnt•Ji< .in C1\il Lilx·rt1es Cmon and was d<'llVl' Ill Jemm1st <"tnist·s lwrt· '"Blue· 1s Padt!dl'.., sixth publisht'd tkl<'t li\"l' story, hut lwr hr..,t IC:aturinl! a What vour neighbors are reading ... The Best Little Boy in the World Grows Up by Andrew Tobios (Random HoUlt, S23.9S) 2 Window Garden by Juel M«lella1 (Naiad, SI l.9S) 3 Past Due by <l<iro MdffD (NGail,. SI l.9S) 4 The Same Embrace by Midlael Lowt1ftial (Dvttoo, S23. 9 S) 5 The Brewer Twins: Double Take by Paol WHl/Jas111 losser (Uiiverse, Sl7.9S) 6 Plain and Normal by Jamei Wikax (tittle Brown, S24) 7 The Pleasure Principle by Midlael llronski (SI. Mcrin\ S24.94) 8 Why Christianity Must Change by Jolin Spong (Harper (0)~11, S24) 9 Arrow's Flight by Molli Meoii1 (SI. Marlin's, S24. 9S)) 10 Gay Metropolb by Charles Koim (Horcourl lrv<e, S14) Crossroads Market BOOK§_TQRE & CAr E Cro"roads Market, Bookstore & Cafe 1111 Weslheimer Road 713-942-0H7 lesbian rharaC"kr It dn.t\\'S on h<"r intrn· ... ts in kminism, folklore and destrt presl'f\'almn. I kr t'<trlier books ("Child of Silt·nfe" 111« Dollmaker'> Daughter") form a popular and t'ril11 .. 1I ly praist'd st·rit's kalunn<: Bo Br.1dky. a manic drpn·~1vt· d111<1 prott•c.-tivc.• st·n1n·~ workt·r. Pad~t·tt has workc:d as .l ('hild c,irt• invt·stu:!ator .111cl an advo t·.11<· for nwnlally HI pl'Opk. The Best Little Boy in the World Grows Up by Andrew Tobias (Random HoUlt, S23.9S) 2 Husband Hunting Made Easy by Patridt Price (SI. Martin's, Sl2.9S) 3 Bad Boys on Video by Mickey Sktt (Compania1 Press, Sl2.9S) 4 Straight? edited by Jack Hart (Alyson, SI l.9S) 5 Little Joe Superstar by Midiael Fergus111 (Companion Pren, Sll.9l) 6 Stephen Sondheim: A Life by Meryle Seuest (Knopf, $30) 7 California Screaming by Doug Guinan (Simon & Schu11er. S24) 8 Are You Nuts? by Mark Ridiard Zobro (SI. Martil'1, S21.9S) 9 Desmond by Ulyms Diel• (Alyson, Sl3.9S) 10 Life Outside by Midiael Signorile (Harp .. , SIS) \;:'~ .. ._ ...... .._... Lobo Bookshop and Cafe 3939 S. Montrose Blvd. 713-522-S ISb Alison's on vacation. This is an archive episode of Dykes To Watch Out For. IM.IJ#:JIMf;•iJMl:!i!J4•=-!!!;•u••:5•iJMlll~!i• •i :i!!~Mm:l•~·•••:.5· .~ ···· P A G E 2 B sEPTE rvie eFI 1 1 1 El 9 B GALAXY GAY2ER by JOSEPH MOLINA Sept. 11 - 17 Aries (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20) Planetary influences lighten up and Anes is grven room to breathe. RellX take a break and advantageously use this week to re1uvenate and prepare for the future. If you play your homosexual cards rrght, universal forces 1nchcate wealth. a secure home. and for some. continuing education. Falling into a structure you will realize the ways m whteh your fantu1es can be made into a reality Taurus (APRIL 21 - MAY 20) Met"cury ilnd Venus combine effons 1n a pannership destl!led to put you into a con· templat1ve mood Cosmic 1nfluences make you aw.vc of ~I tho lmtability. stress and dtssatisfactlQf"IS surguig through your life k the transit of Saturn cyd es through the Sign of Taurus, you will begin to notice moods ilnd drcumsunces such as these~ penmc a&ain and agatn. How you react to them W the mouvatton that you aarvety take advantage of wJI show you how well you are twldUng this pbnecary influence Ge mini (MAY 2 1 - JUNE 2 1) A crlSIS of identity w10 cononue to occur In the fife of Gemtni Finding your homosex· ual self and knowing what you desire Is what the universe aJks you over the ~ of thtS week Choices w1d be presented to you th3t wal cal/Se a senous mood The life you have been Irving produces a lull and 3 search begins for more depth, mcarung .met growth Ca ncer (JUNE 22 - JULY 2 3 ) If at first life throws you a bad hand of cards, stop and consider the poss1bil1t1es tr over the last few weeks you have encountered d1ffteult1es and K't~cks. com:1der circum­stances out of your control occumng to force you to create constructrve changeJ. Thrs week. emot1ooaJ issues w1tl rise to the surface and matters dealing wrth your secumy w1N take center stage 1n your mind Emotional defeats could bnng about some form of SC!-parat100 From rocky waters you are on your way to sohd ground. lt Is always dark­est before th-fio dawn even 1f onty in your own homxe11uil mind Leo 4 (JULY 24 - AUG. 23) As Mars \t1 , cS t• itCCent your assertive s~. mmt of the heaviness and stress th.at you have. f• It 1fts a1.....; the real you begins to shine But you must be careful dlilt you do nor gott invofved with attitude queens and man1pubtors. You luve a new begJlnng ,n your gay life and now you should do something with 1t To sit and think negatrvety would only lim•t your lofe and hold you i,.ck f0<m opportulllties of love. • comforuble home and spmtwl futf1llment Virgo (AUG 24 • SEPT. 23) Happy blrthcby Virgo To prepare for the coming year. the unrverse encourages some pcr'Sl.>l131 evaluation You will have conquest and v1aory in the comll'll ye.lf'. As Venus and Mercury combine efforts. your state of m10d Is the key to m.;utering the ne1Ct 12 months A pa.rt of you is enchng and a new homosexual you is coming out of the ieocoon Keep crack of your speodina. and rely on no one• ')'OU make your way through the ne11t ye< 1r Libra (SEPT. 24 - OCT. 23) k the sun moves do · r and dos1 ~ to your birthday cyck-c, an emotional mood nun1- fests a.s a wall m front of you Sobenng truths awaken you to cuttinc oes :and setting free lim1t1ng relatt0nships Rushing into thmgs wall onty bnng about dlSsatisf.lctlOfl and unwanted news You woukt be better to take th1np one step at a ttfTle :and 1rve a.• thm1s the C1Wfoprute amount of attenttOn °'you run the cbnz« stow.rig your homo­se11~ eYOluoon Scorpio (OCT. 24 - NOV. 22) • So close 10 your btrthd:lly you should prepare by setting your t.fe .,, order: Babnc.e )'OU" checkbook. evaluate your routines and not:~e what Ns pten out of h¥mony Yow body co.Ad begin re.xt.ng to the season change and you coUd begin noticlnc your llfer1.es As part of a positive wec-k. I encourage re.a.dmg. spendne t•me ~ the sun. and gett1n& Stlfl"e healthy e1CerC'5-e Sasittarius (NOV. 23 - DEC. 22) Mercury and Venus pi-e-;et1t opportun1t1· ~ t >further your homosexual hfe and ach.eve your goals Thmk. .1bout what n means to be alone and to work toward a sense of achievement Downsizing your life, I see you releasing opposition and hrmt1ng atti· tudes It should be easier to m;ike df!'C1s1ons and set a focus into your Me It's all about you Sag1tt.lrtus and your goals 'ihould be based from this :m1tude Capricorn (DEC. 23 - JAN. 20) ktrologically, the universe puts you 1n a pos1t1ve posit.on. Wh3t you do w.int to chieve' What can you see yourself domg 1n the future' OpportuM1es will present d1cmselves that could lead to the manifestations of your goals Is 1t a neow JOb that rs before you°' Is •ta successful mp! UmverYlly you are In a space in which you should create, create and create. This week you w1H notice your life furthering and you mov· Ill& closer to goals. Aqua rius (JAN . 21 - FEB. 19) M..s' .,..nuence acts u a cat~lt to thrust you dos«~ doser towards fl0mosot1Cu~ al your g();lb This week you shoukj nouce im,or change flowlllg throus,h your Lfe Movement In a.II the Meas where movemtflt has befon desired or ti-le weeding away of the desire will occix. New care« opporturuttes could present t~es or Simply new avenues to expres yourself look for 1nspirattons shawl"& you a means to an end Pisces (FEB. 20 MARCH 20) As the sun continues to challenge you. look at how you are displaymg a sortd seme of respons1bil1ty and how you wish to draw changes into your hofnosexual '1fe. Mot1vat1onal mfluences encourage you to do some sohd evaluation of your care« and your life. You must set down the law for th~ future and create a solid routine and sttCk with 1t Makin& the ch01ce to do something with your time and eocrcr coukf be the key to your success or fatlure. For tho moment you are nan cpportune space. What you do or do not do with it holds the gu;ir;uueci for your future josf'ph Molina o p1oct1Cnt psychic fot OYf'' 1 S years can be teoched at 713 SJ<f.44 I I Check out h1S wtb s te at Asuolwmd com 01 e mo lian or ~mo@swbd net Who Said Doctors No Longer Make Ho--use Calls? ...... BUSY PROFESSIONAL M1d·th1rties, intelligent, trim and suc­cessful. Interests include culture, fit­ness, movies, gourmet food and travel seeks meaningful relationship. 1rQ123 Has your love life been diagnosed as terminal? Well, we've got the cure. Beginning this May, Houston Voice personals will have a whole new look, new features and plenty of single people waiting to meet you. So take your medicine, call 1-80()..985-4666 and place your FREE personal ad today! SE P TC! IVI BEA 1 1 1 9 9 B COMMUNITY CALENDAR Friday, Sept. 11 • f'n:c HIV lc:stlng by the Monlrose Clmk: at E/J"s 6 10 pm dncl al the M.dtownc Spa 10 pm to I am. Inergy at R JO pm lo midnll(hl. •HATCH mttts. 713·942-7002. • Houston Tennis Club ~ at 7 30 pm 7 I 3-864-8461l • M("("C'3l'C Group Treatment at Montro....e Counscll!ljl Cmltt 6pm. 71:1-529-0037 • Frost Eye <..i1n1c: Frtt eye e-xam.') for Hrv ... people 7 I 3-H30 3(JOO • Lrsbtan Aver~ ntct"t ot Toopee·s. I 830 W. Alabama C 7pm. ' Q Patrol Meets to 1<-alk the strtets at 8:45 pm. 713-528 SAFE. ' Kolbe Proj«:ts' Park Plaza llospllal VlslldLOO 71J-&,I IROO. ' Po51tm, Art Workshop I 4pm. Palrl<·k Palm.... at 71J 526-1118. • L<sblan and Ga)· Votces on KPFT 7p"1 7 l~- 526-5Tl8 •Gulf Coast Tran~ Community meets. 731 700-GCTC Saturday, Sept. 12 • Frre HIV Tesung by lhc Montrose Oinic al Hr1ck"s II 4 to H pm and Ux: 611 llytle Parle Pub II pm to midnlg)it. Toyz H 30 pm lo midnight. • AIDS !lousing Coalition Houston. FYI 713· 521 1613 • AJkr Hours 011 KPfl l 2;un to 3am. 90. l FM 713 526-573/i. • Q Patrol mttts to ~,ilk the streets at 8:45pm 713 528-Si\FE • Vbual Art Alli."lJlCr 1r1.'X'tsat l<iun. 281-583-8400. • Rainbow Ashing Club mt't"ts. 713-526 7070. • TI1e Movie Club mtt' 28 -1135-5312. Sunday, Sept. 13 • 111c \\'omen's Crou1 45am. 713· 52'l 8571 ' llATCH meets. 71.l 942-7002 • Houston Chain Gane Bicycle Club meets.713-802 0165 ' Rainbow Riders. A bicycle club for \M'.Xlletl. 0[J[i]]JJL? ~~JJDJo 0[3 :$ 0g(})]G) ill ~ fj ANNUAl DOG SHOW ~g'"°J)j)]JJ FLU sduYs • BY THE MONTROSE CLINIC • • • • • • • • PWA HOLIDAY CHARITIES Guest Bartending on the Patio 2PM Iii' ... 50C DRAFT $5 • • 713-86916R6. ' FrontRunn<T'S mtt1 nt !) 00 WtL 713-522 R02 I • Lorio Star Volleyball play.. 21! 1-8711 4629 • Houston Tt"tuU!'!. Club mttts at 10:30 am 713-864-8468. Monday, Sept. 14 • Gay Fathtts/Fathtrt, First support woup. 8pm. 713-861-6181 • Calendar /Computer workshop lor Pride.> Week 7pm. 713-529 1223. • Outpatient Group Treatment at Mont.rose: Coun.,..hng C•nttt 6pm. 713-529-0037 • Men Survivors of Sexual Abt1Sf' Group al Montro~ CounSt'ling Centt-r. 6: l 5pm 713 529-0037. • Gay M('n SU\1vor.; of Do~ic Violen«" sup~ port l(rOUp ll!<TlS. 713-526 1017 • &nn~ Support Nttv."Ork·Grid nnd DivorCt' Groupsm<dsnt 7pm 713-526-1017 • Frrn,t ~Clinic- Frrc eye exams for HJV+ people 713·830·3000. • AIDS Car~vcr·s Support Group med.~ at 6pm. 713-732-4300. • AVES sponsored frtt I UV lt:'Slm~ from I pm to 6: 15 pm 713-&'26-21137 • Houston Area \Vorm·n·:-. Ct·nt<·(s Voluntc.-cr trairnn~ 713-52116798 Xl.72 • r·ree Y~a Cl;)SSf'S at 7 pm 7 l:!-~)ti5·9ti42 • Fr~ HIV teslmJ! by the.· Montr()S(' Clinic: Mary's 9 am lo I pm: and Cous11i's 8::l0 pm lo midnight. • Kolbe Project's Pcirk Pla1...;1 Visitation: 713 861· 1800. • AJDS Foundation t louston olkrs Ir('(.• c:rc.· aLive writing class 3:00 pm 713 62:167fJ6. • F\'a1~l<TS nlttlS at 6:30 pm. 713-522-aca I • 1V Montro.';(' airs on Wanwr C~1blr Clmnnrl 54 at 8 pm. 713-523-6302 Tuesday, Sept. 15 • Helptrij! Cross 0J"t'S,.',(·rs Anonymous mttls at 239 Westhnnlt'r 7pm. 713-495-8009 • Gay Men fllV+ Pf.yd1olhcrripy ut Montrose Coun~hni! Centt"r 4 30pm 713 52~)-0037 Continued on page SB BAR TUESDAY, SEPT. 15 7 :00 -9:00PM ~ Teaching Coun~ & H • • • • r . 0 • ,. Western Dancmg $2 CUERVO SHOTS 8:00PM SHUFFLEBOARD TOURNAMENT Come play and win a spot on the "New Barn" Shuffieboard team amd get ready to "Kick some butt." Darlene ... is your team ready for a little "friendly competition"? Fri., & Sat.• 9pm The coolest DJ Chick in Houston BRIDGETT TUCKER Continued from page 46 •Youth-Rip at 6:30pm. 713·822·1l51 l • Aftt'rr.trt' Group TrC'.all1lf"nt at Montrose Counselint:?. ('<·ntC'r. 6pm. 713·529-0037 • AJDSA1J1am·t·oflh<" Bay Area m~ts al 7pm. 7 l 3-4AA-44'J2. • Empowt·rn1c.·11t for Uving nx't·ts for pot luck 713-861-9149 • PRGn::CT· .m f !IV ne-J.!.lti\.'C' support group nK'<'tS ,It 7pm. 713-526-1017 • Free I HV teslinl! by MontrOS<" Clinic Club Body C<-ntt·r nncl Mel~1·s 8pm to MldniJ,!ht. • Wunwn Sun1\'or~ of Chi.ldhoocl Abu~ at Mo11troM· Coum;<.·ling C'cntt:r. 6:30pm 713 529 00.17. • Kollx· ProJt'C'ts" P,uk,\ f'l,v..a Vlsitalio11: 713- &> 1 lllOO. • BNillJ.! Support Nc.·twork-Lunc h Bunc-h G.11IJ! mttts .tt 11 am. 71!~-526-1017 • HIV + Suppon ,L!r'Oup for men O\Tr 50 m('('ts at 7::'\01n11 11a 527-9100 • Love. Lust_ .md lntima<·~· diso1ssjon woup mcrts at 7 pm 71:1524 2374. •TV Montm 6" 1ir... 011 \\'~mwr CnhlC' Ch.mnt·I 5-1 al 8 pm. 71:1 523·!;:J0'2 Wednesdav, Sept. 16 • Frc-c HIV l(' .t111,I.! hy tlu MontrOSt• Clinic.·: Marv's ·1 Rpm; C'h.u1n 6 to 10 pm. Nighthawks 10 pm to mldni,i.!ht and the RilX'Ord IO pm to 1 illll • Frost Eyt• ('lini< .. Fr<·t• t-yt• t·x.1111s to HJV+ people 713 520·2000. • lfo11ston Pridr B,111d p1,1c·tin:.s .-1t Oi~nity Houston. 71:!-!;24 Cr.l18 • I fou~ton '1'l-1111is C'fub llK"C'ls .l.l 7::i0 pm. 71.1 86-1 l>lt;/-l. • Cil.OIW1 ICJ.1\' l..t'blLUI & UL-..·.xual All1UKT ell thcUolll)m~'L' 1t-t30I .. 1 71:l7'JI 1·112. • \\'onK·1i"s Nr-lwork ,,t Mo11trosr Counstlin,l! Cent<"r 7pm. 71\5~J 0037 • ~<>llli! M1xrd U\11lg In f'rcx't".SS Group for men and \\'Q11wn 71 3 fll:l 72f>O. • Alt<"n ,uf" (~roup Trc.'"1\tmcnt nt Montrose Cou.nscli11,ttCc111rr hpm. 713 529 0037 •Ht\' Sur\1\'t'lr Support C~roup nX'Cts ~\t 7pm 713 782 io:><>. • J-n-c Y~1 d,'-'iSt"SHt 7 pm. 71:\ 965·nb..t2. • lknng, Spintl.ll Support Group lllt"l"l~ at !l:-15'pm 7 :152U·IOl7. • WonK'll0 !-i Clmlc; .H lhC' Montros'· ( luuc.· 5 to Hpm. c· 111 11:iR:maooo. •tkJ'kt ol lfouNon llJt't't!>iill 7pm .. 713-861-9149. • j • AVES ofkrs frt't" HIV lcsttn~ from I to 6: 15 pm. 7 3-626 2837, • Kolbe Projrc-t"s Hospital Visitation: 713- 861·1800. • Houston Harpies I~ llockey Te.un recruits. 713802·1248. • Ra.inbow R..mW<·rs at 8 pm at the BRB. • Lambda Rollt·~katmj.! Club skates at 8 pm 281-933 5818. • TI1oma~ S trl't't I f(";ilth ('("ntt"r Cornwil rneets at 2 pm. 713 902-2231 • I lealin~ and t ftl.ppln<'~.-; TI1rough W<"llness at 7 pm 713 62:! 67!!6. • 1V Mo11trOS<" nlrs on Warm·r Cable Channel 54 al 8 pm. 713-523-6:l02 Thursdav. Sept. 17 • Fn't· ill\ Tt Hnl{ by Ute l\1o11trose Clillic at the.· UHB rmm 4 to 8 pm and QT1' 8 pm to mkbU~hl. •Art!..;~lfialTiicArtl.t~x·nt IIIlL 713-225-9-111. • G,\y Mens Chon1$ ol ilouMon O!X'll rrhea~l at 7pm. 713-521 7·164 • TuT'llt)'SOntethlng mt't"IS ,\I 7<K>pm. 713- 315 6786. • Ongoing gav mr:n's Ln1ng in Process Groups. 71:i h22 7250. • lllV+ Mt•n £'hvd1othernp~· nt ~cntro~ Counsc·Jm~ ( 'rnter I l 5pm. 71 :J.529 CXX\7 • RrhtpSC' l°n"\1."Jllion .It Montrose Coun~linJ! Cent<·r. 2pm. 713 529 OC>:~7 • Outpati<·nt C1roup Trt·atnwnl ot Montrose ('ou11sdlnj.! Cc.·11tt:r Gpm, 11:i 52!) 0037 • AJkrrart" Group Tre.ltnw11t at MontroS<.· Counsdlnj.! 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Houston Tx 713/523-Q213 P A G E 5 B SEPTE IVIB ER 1 1 1 9 9 B OUT ON THE BAYOU BOOK REVIEW Growing up as 'the best little boy' "The Bes! Wile Boy m !he World.· by Andrew Tobias: Random House, 250 pages. $15.95; and "1he Bes! Utile Boy m the World Grows Up.· Random House, 268 pages. $23.95. by JERRY D. PARRA Convinced that If heterosexuals could get a clear glimpse of gay life. they would realize tt tsn'l shameful, Andrew Tobias. under the pseudonym John Retd, wrote ""The Best Little Boy in the World" at a~e 26. Some 25 years later, that work. along With Its new sequel - Ille Best LltUe Boy In the World Grows Up" - serve as an Invaluable chronicle of American gay life In the past quarter century. The first book, written m a time when AIDS was unheard of. when the major1ty of the public knew little about the daily workJngs of gay life. remains a compelling and undeniably candid autobiography of a man grap­pling With coming out. Ille Best Little Boy in the World" vividly captures the essence of homo sexual childhood and adolescence. Sure. certain references to movtes hke Ille Boys in the Band" and places hke Max's Kansa~ City are dated. but the book stJll packs an emotional wallop. With incredible honesty, Tobias descr1bes his :\'ew York and Ivy League backgrounds, ones full of silence and dental. He channels his sexual impulses into overarhtevtng. first as a student and later as a professional. •t wanted to open up: I just couldn't r1•k tt. If I was going to be lonely. then I was l(otnii to be the loneliest boy tn the world. Tell one soul. and the shell ts broken forever. No turning back." Tobias writes. For many years he remains determined to stay In the closet, to take the secret of his sexual­ity to hts grave. When he finally divulges hts secret to a friend, the reader Is swept up the rush of what tt means to confront life honestly for the first ttme. ·1 told him because after 11 years of silence I could stand loneliness no longer. I could stand pretending no longer ... I told him because I felt the best years of my life were slipping away." Throui!h hts earllest affairs and his eventual entry Into gay society In Manhattan. Boston. Ftre Island and Provincetown. Tobias comes to reallz.e there's nothing lo be ashamed of and that the best way to make something useful out of his life ts to live honestly and open· ly as a productive member of society. Still, In 1972. Tobias wanted to protect hts parents and those involved In his life and so he chose lo write the book under the pen name John Reid. The book con· talns 'Orne naive statements like. "Now VD Ls more easily rurrd than the flu." and. "How could guys dance With other guys?" But, by his own admission. Tobias concedes, ·1 don't know that much about homosexuality" ·1 am cur1ous to know what I wtll be like tn 20 or 30 years." he wonders toward the end of the first book. His new work ~hows u~. Much has changed, primarily the relinquishment of his pseudonym. SUNDAY • SEPTEMBER 13 3:3DPM Bpm Tobias writes that tn 1972, "to have used my real name would have required far more courage than I had." Now that there's no sense tn keeping his Identity secret, the narrative of the sequel has a greater sense of comfort and Incorporates the use of many more real names and situations than the first book. Also. Tobias didn't count on the first book being read and taken to heart by so many In the gay population. This new book addresses both the gay and straight audience and serves as a thank you note to those who have helped chanJle the world and make It more accommodat· Ing for gays In the last 25 years. The world has changed and Tobias with It The sequel carries him throul(h the continuing process of coming out (In one Instance to President Clinton and his wtfe), his search for a fulfilling love (he's now In a steady relationship with fashion designer Charles Nolan). and to developing his opinions on a variety of issues. both political and social. Some of the most touching passages of Ille Best Little Boy In the World Grows Up" are the ones that deal wtth how Tobias· loss of friends and ex· lovers to AIDS. l11e details. You don't want to know the details of AIDS. , vtces. The pills and the sweats and the lesions and well. It gets worse and worse.· There aren't those kinds of details, but Tobias does recount some hauntingly memorial ser· As Tobias. a Harvard graduate, enters more Important circles of lnllu • cnce. the narne·dropplng Increases as do references to Barney Frank, the Cllntons. Al Gore, David Gelfen and a host of elite Harvard classmates. Not that these aren't enter· tatnlng. but most people (gay or straight) won't be able to relate to discussing the Jackie Kennedy auction wtth Oprah Winfrey during the taping of her show. Both books also have an accessible narrative style and, most Importantly. a solid sense of humor. Tobias Is never afraid to laugh at hlmselr or to account for his shortcomln,lls. "Listen: I'm not proud of how shallow I am ... • ,llOCS a typical refrain. It's this kind of honesty and self deprecation that make both ""The Best Lillie Boy In the World" and "The Besl Lillie Boy In the World Crows Up" books to be relished and recommend · ed for many years to come. Lti: L~Wt F1'l}ilILY BB~ Everyone is iDVitedf "love Is In The Air" benefits PR Ball & The Pet Patrol 11pm Talent Night Finals 2517 Ralph St. at Westhe1mer {713) 527-9071 Happy Hour 7am · 9pm Weekdays $1.50 Well 4-7 Saturday $1.50 Vodka 7am - 6pm Mug Club 7am • 1 Opm $3.75 Pitchers & $1.75 Mugs 1 1 1 S 9 B HAPPY I from page 16 Crows Up." ·1 was very candid In the first one and basically candid In the second one. bul especially as regards not so much me as other people. It's kinda lrtcky lo keep your friends and nol hurl people's feelings." It's true lhal few "characters" In the sequel come off looking particularly bad, even the men who stole his first and second lovers. In fact. Tobias goes oul of his way lo rallle off the Impres­sive resumes of each and every gay man who happens along his life palh. a practice that one reviewer said "has the effect of lrrttallng lillle bug biles along the way." Is this flattery or lack of candor? Not so. says Tobias. "Look. my nickname In the old Fire Island house we used lo have ... was 'Polly Andy' as In Pollyanna .... 1 tended to say ntcc things about a lol of people. Part of my schtlck when I'm tnlroduclng people al parties and such. 1 always give people this huge build up and they come lo expect It." he said. "When on occasion someone will call me on It. and say I'm a phony. I write back and say that I just have such ter­rtnc friends and by and large the peo­ple I know are really wonderful and extraordinary people. Most of the charac-ters In the book, I didn't have to pull a lot of punches because by and large these are wonderful people.· Even more lmportanlly, says Tobias. Is the nwssage transmllled lo the lmpr("sslonablt• reader. "When th<·re are younl( gay kids reading this, they need to know that you can be opl'nly gay and be accept eel by tht• Preslcknt ol the United OUT ON THE BAYOU States." he says. and Tobias writes about just that. Long
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