OUT ON THE BAYOU
DECEMBER 31,1999 ' HOUSTON VOICE
"I have quite a few really,
really close gay friends. In
fact maybe most of my
friends... You know the
reason why I think I
inspire a lot of female
it's not difficult to try to
look like me! Put on a
nice, big, fluffy wig and
lots of eye makeup. It's
such a blessing for me to
know that gay people
really like me."
—Diana Ross, May
year in review
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possibility of gay people's living
fulfilling lives. It keeps them back
in the ghettos."
—Gay writer Andrew Sullivan, January
"I suggest we work together
to flush Judaism, Christianity and
Islam into the Mediterranean and
restore the Greco-Roman world,
where, believe it or not, there
was no word for fag or dyke, nor
was there any conception that an
occasional sexual activity constituted an entire personality."
—Writer Gore Vidal, February
"Watch your back, be careful who you come out to. I've
been with my partner 10 years,
but I'd never hold his hand in
public—because in Alabama,
it's a death wish."
—Alabama Gay & Lesbian Alliance
spokesperson David White, March
"I think if I had a gay son, I
would hope he would be in a
committed, loving relationship—I
would worry about the safe sex
part. That's one reason why it's
so important for parents to be
supportive and give their children a sense of self-worth, so
they can make good choices."
—Befty DeGeneres, April
"I, William J. Clinton, President |
of the United States of America, |
by virtue of the authority vested <
in me by the Constitution and |
laws of the United States, do
hereby proclaim June 1999 as Gay J
and Lesbian Pride Month."
—President Bill Clinton, June
"It would be great for straight
people to read this and say, 'You
know, next time somebody makes
a joke I'm not going to be silent.'
It's the little things as well as the
big things that will make a difference."
—Dan Woog, author of "Friends S
Family: True Stories of Gay America's
Straight Allies," September
"Poetry can offer the
world peace of mind. You
need somewhere your
mind can go, where your
mind can go and chill, to
cool your mind."
—Houston poet Donna Garrett, May
Gay Men's Chorus of Houston
Dr. J. David Faber, Artistic Director
V^QT/ is just the beginning- The
I .WXVyear 2000 has got us
busy preparing Spring and Pride
concerts, hosting Schola
Cantorosa, the Gay Men's
Chorus of Hamburg.
Germany for a special July
performance, and putting
together a smashing
concert set for GALA
Festival 2000 \njuly.
Consider joining the Gay Men's
Chorus of Houston. Whether you
sing, dance, play an instrument, or use a
computer, you can be a valuable part of the
chorus. If you have a flair for organizing, you can help us
coordinate with our German friends.
Rehearsals are every Thursday at 7 p.m.
beginning January 6, 2000
at Grace Lutheran Church, 2515 Waugh Drive
(at Missouri Street; parking lot is on Missouri)
On the Internet, visit us at http://www.gmch.org
or call 713.521.SING
= Our Voices.. Entertain, Change Lives, Win Freedom
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for the New Year
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