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huge 45 gun salute to Don Gill, and to all
those who helped to make "Night in Black
Leather" such a huge success. Rest assured
that the Colts will use these moneys wisely
on behalf of all those who suffer with HIV
and AIDS. Therefore, on behalf of the
clients of the Colt 45's, we thank him profusely and warmly
A Big Thanks to the
Krewe Of Olympus
by James Griffith, C.P
Steven's House, an intermediate care facility for persons! livivng with HIV/AIDS,
wants to publicly espress our aapreciation
and gratitude to the Krewe Of Olympus for
choosing us as one of their beneficiaries.
Last Sunday at the Appreciation Party, we
received a check for $7,200 that will go to
finish a few projects left undone during renovation of our new facility, and for the care
of the residents. Steven's House offers its
services free of charge, thus allowing the residents to return to independent living without debt.
For those who attended the Olympus Ball
XXVII, I know I speak for Omega House as
well as Steven's House, thank you for your
generosity. The floor collection was the
biggest ever. For hose of you who did not
attend the Ball this year, you missed an
incredible evening; a formal, elegant, gigantic Mardi Gras Parade indoors.
An extra added attraction has been the
opportunity to get to know Krewe members.
They are a group of dedicated, talented, loving people, and can they throw a party!
Steven's House salutes the KREWE and
their dedication to the community.
MONTROSE AREA UPDATE
"Dot by dot
House of Coleman Fine Printing & Graphics
901 WEST ALABAMA • HOUSTON, TX 77006-4693
713.523.2521 • FAX 713.524.2643
Elegant • Mid-Rise Living
►Fitness Facility ^Covered Parking
►Free Cable ►Concierge Service
►Controlled Access Building and Gates
►8,000 Sq. Ft Attrium/Big Screen TV
►Access to Hwy. 59 and Beltway 8
8800 S. Braeswood //£&.
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by Lee Davis
Fund Raisers Galore!
Closet Ball King & Queen Cora & Baby
Sinclair went the unusual route of raising
money last weekend. It seems that every
time $10 was raised, Cora, perched on a saddle on stage, had to down a shot of Cuervo!
Shouldn't you leave that to professionals like
Cuervolyn, Cora? After raising $500 and
falling off the saddle (or is that wagon) a few
times, King Cora was escorted to her chariot...we call it United Cab...but whatever.
Over $1300 was raised last Saturday at
EJs for Ernie & Ralph Patrons were treated
to vast quantities of food & beverage as they
listened to Chns Carter wail the tunes!
If Val Rodela of Gentry has one more
21st birthday, I think I must be eligible for
Social Security! Last Sunday, Val celebrated
the 10th Anniversary of his 21st birthday as
a fund raiser for AVES. Over $1000 was
raised while customers listened to their
favonte latin music
Nikki Nokkers one-woman show featuring Bunny O'Hare, Bill Sansom and Edith
head last Sunday at BriarPatch netted over
$1800 for Ihe Stone Soup Kitchen. Martini
City, as many call it, the BriarPatch has
always been known for their fabulous shows!
Celebrate by Candlelight
1997 marks Bering Community Service
Foundation's tenth year of service to the
community. Founded in 1987, their Support
Network, Care Center, and Dental Clinic
only served a handful of people. Your commitment to Bering has seen a few grow to
serving over 4,000 individuals.
To commemorate their anniversary, they
are planning a candle light procession on
Thursday, April 10 beginning at 7pm. The
entire community is invited, including their
clients, volunteers, grantors, and supporters-
Participants will gather along Harold Street
between Dunlavy and Mulberry and will
proceed to the Bering Memorial United
Methodist Church parking lot where festival
tents will be set up for people to gather.
Mew Chances Deity
Last Friday, Mr., Miss & Ms. Chances
Emeritus proudly passed their titles on to the
new reign. After a hotly contested race, the
results came through! Mr. Chances is
"The lighter side" of Miss Chances.
Giovanni Lamond, Miss Chances is Renee
Monroe, and Ms. Chances is Frankie
Ferranto. Congratulations to all of the participants and best of luck to the new title-
holders. See you at the parade!
On Saturday, April 5, the 27th Annual
Buffalo Bayou Regatta featuring 14 5 Canoe
&. Kayak Race goes afloat at 1 lam. "Land-
lovers" are invited to bring the family to the
event with live music, food, paddle boating,
sculling & canoeing demonstrations.
The Anything That Floats Parade is
Houston's only on-water parade and features
plenty of surprises and lots of laughs.
Anyone can enter their bayou-worthy float,
and a small registration fee applies Cash
prices are granted for creativity and lhe contest is open to anything from decorated
canoes and floating bathtubs to on-water
kinetic sculpture. For info call 654.8900.
Hill and Carpenter
Longtime gay civil rights activist Ray Hill
and Log Cabin Republican State President
Dale Carpenter debated the merits, or lack
thereof, concerning same-sex marriage last
weekend at an event sponsored by the Bar
Association of Human Rights of Greater
Ray Hill and Dale Carpenter.
Hill argued that same-sex marriage was
not conducive to the best interests of the
community. Hill contended that passage of
A C3 E
a same-sex union bill would open up a
Pandora's box of ills for our community. He
cited the common law provision in Texas
thai would be applicable to gay couples if
their unions were recognized by the state.
Carpenter intoned that there were over a
thousand benefits available to heterosexual
married couples that gays and lesbians are
not privy too. While he indicated that heterosexual marriages are not perfect, he
believes that gays and lesbians should have
the opportunity lo engage in same-sex marriages if they so desire.
Following the debate, Carpenter and Hill
answered questions from the group concerning the matter. For more information about
BAHR, call the Law Offices of Moore and
State Paper investigates
According to the Gay and Lesbian
Alliance Against Defamation, the Austin
Chronicle recently featured two important
articles about a recent spate of killings of
gay men in Texas. Written by Amy Smith,
See REGIONAL page 5
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