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Houston Voice, No. 857, March 28, 1997 - File 012. 1997-03-28. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 31, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/4453/show/4427.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 857, March 28, 1997
Contributor
  • Michelak, J. C.
Publisher Window Media
Date March 28, 1997
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript MAT O M A Liberace Competition This May, the Liberace Museum will celebrate Liberace's 78th birthday with a series of special events including the first-ever official Liberace Impersonator Competition and the presentation of,a giant piano-shaped birthday cake to museum guests. Contestants vying for the title of The World's Greatest Liberace Impersonator 1997 are invited to use the piano their presentations and/or sing one of Mr, Showmanship's well-known songs. Those who would aspire to the title, but lack the requisite musical training, may offer their best rendition of one of Liberace's trademark lies, such as the classic "Remember that bank I cried all the way to? I bought it!" For entry forms, please contact Renee Harshmann at 702.798.5595 Ext. 20, or write to Liberace Contest, c/o The Liberace Museum, 1775 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119-6529. Applications must be received (mailed or faxed) no later than May 9th. Good luck brother George! Ellen House Parties! The Human Rights Campaign has created "Ellen" house party kits to make it easy and fun for people to share the historic coming out episode on April 30. "The 'Ellen' coming out episode provides a rare opportunity to raise the visibility and awareness of lesbian and gay people and the important work of the Human Rights Campaign," HRC Executive Director Elizabeth Birch said, asking members to throw the parties. "Special" advertisements were to run throughout the coming out episode, but according to Ms. Birch "29 markets across the country were to run our ads" in a conversation wilh The Houston Voice, bul local affiliate Channel 13's Dave Ward announced on the news recently that they will not run the ads. To host an "Ellen" house party and receive a kit, call HRC at 202.628.4160 or visit HCs online action center at http://www.hrc.org/events/ellen. Watching the Right Wing People For The American Way recently distributed the second issue of Right Wing Watch Online, an electronic newsletter that will be published periodically to better inform the public about how, and what, Religious Right groups communicate to their members. Since the first issue was distributed earlier this month, more than 1,300 subscribers have signed up to receive the newsletter online. Online will be distributed every few weeks, and will detail the messages of such groups as the Christian Coalition, Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, Focus on the Family, the American Family Associalion and others. To subscribe, visit http://www.pfaw.org/rww or send email to MAISERlojPFAW.ORG with no subject and the following text in the body: SUB RWW. AIDS Action Lauds Clinton AIDS Action, the nation's foremost AIDS advocacy organization, recently applauo'-"'-' President Clinton's creation of a much-needed, bipartisan Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry. AIDS Action Executive Director Daniel Zingale said he is hopeful that the advisory commission, which counts among its members longtime AIDS advocate Nan D. Hunter, will address the effects of a rapidly changing health care system on consumers, including people living with HIV/AIDS. In coalition with consumer and provider organizations nationwide, AIDS Action is calling on the advisory commission to recommend uniform nalional standards lo protect all consumers, whether they be covered under Medicare, medicaid, or employer benefit plans. Falwell Says "Stop!" Dr. Jerry Falwell speaking to 1,100 delegates of the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom recently urged members to implore advertisers to immediately halt advertising on the Walt Disney-owned ABC television series "Ellen," due to the series' scheduled broadcast on April 30 where Ellen announces her lesbianism. "Walt Disney must be turning over in his grave," said Falwell. "Enough is enough. We, as parents and grandparents, must insure that series advertisers understand that the majority of Americans do not want their children and grandchildren being told that 'gay is OK' from television executives and producers with an anti-family agenda." Briefs The American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) announced the release of the tenth-anniversary edition of its well- respected and widely distributed "AIDS/HIV Treatment Directory" (Volume VIII, No. 3). This directory was the first comprehensive source of information on treatment options for people living with HIV/AIDS and their physicians. Look to your AIDS service organization for a copy....The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is pleased to announce that international Spanish talk show host and journalist Cristina Saralegui will receive the Vanguard Award, one of the organization's highest honors, at the 8th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on May 31st...The 18th Annual Gay & Lesbian Parents Coalition International (GLPCI) conference will be held on July 24- 27 at the Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia. There will be workshops and guest speakers, activities for children, family activities - all this for only $350. For info write to GLPCI, PO Box 50360 in Washington DC 20091 or call 202.583.8029. Houston Voice Advertising WORKS! Act Up Marks 10th Anniversary With Noisy Protest, Arrests by Miictiael Blood NEW YORK (AP) _ The activist group ACT UP, which once attracted thousands of people lo its New York City rallies to publicize the plight of AIDS victims, held a much smaller protest on its 10th anniversary. About 250 people marched on Monday, accusing drug manufacturers of charging too much for AIDS-fighting treatments. While some banged drums or blew whistles, others chanted, "We die _ they make money." The noisy protest was held in the heart of the city's financial district. Police said there See PROTEST page 12
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