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Title Houston Voice, No. 834, October 18, 1996
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  • Bell, Deborah Moncrief
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Date October 18, 1996
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript CHARTER MEMBER TTTTTTTTT OCTOBER 18, 1996 •ISSUE 834 TTTTTTTTT llOV~'l'O~ VOIC-E ONLINE! The l <;A(J,l) et \\Ch 1k can be' 1c\\cd o1t http """ u.,ag.1)11ct 'orn. Io reach I he lloust.>11 \ 01~c. 1c.css the site ,rnd click " 11 the "-c"s and V1e\\s hutto11 Raises Community Ire Respome tu Sumlar Doh! 4d h) Curt \lorrison l l) grcups .rl'SS , • l "1111) arc rsd O\ er dr. c. \ e t e e t r .J th«.: (I !lton,Gore ..amp .n tbt ts .ur c t, ru~mng on Chr t Jn do st • ~t i:;,uc 1s the fact that the ac! are the pre dents dee on t st ~ l c Defense Of "'lamagc Act tDOMA) fh1s ad •s a m1staKc and a scrio1.. pohucal m1scalculat1on JtJ [ hzabe B1r.h, Exccume D1rec r of• c Hum~ R1gh•s Campaign It "as des 'ned t<.' pa,,der to a segment cf the electorate that isn't gomg 10 suppon the president ~nder It complete•} rre 1dent' pa t ndlCdtCS t l the '" \\a I calculated as a response to a recent ~~!~~I campa1g~ ad,enisement Ir.in the lotc Kc p ticket titled Mor I r s "~ch has been unnmg o~ the same rn! ~~~!'~~~- tat ens In the l)ole d h ppc 1110· r '".11 3r\' 1s i:r,1r:w1e The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt \ pict.tre ~peaks norc than a thou<and \\ords. Next \\eek""" 111 nm more picture> and informatton bout I he \)Uih D1spl.i) in \\ ashi11 ton, DC. me.c of protectm !Jn; rh ' "e Chn· n sad souaJ.1 to co nter t c ''- e b~ prom:.>' ,: C. tons >\o•k to pr<tc1..t re' ous •reedom Smg1" th unco~ tnuuo~JI DOMA ts no ~in to be rr ud of and B ( I mt on km>" B rch said ( hnton as JecideJ that the ga\ 'o!c 1s mar "'mal "ln lGJl his la) sJpp<irters \\ rerr1111 l)<1 n:.> 1r.1tte'I" \\hat he dC'es oi;::- ned R c T ite f xcc '"e [l ,"'ctt r of l or (ab ~c, "blic m ""- 0 er lUS po t c 11 pc It n for t~ be n \Iler pro1 1 m 2 HOUSTON VOICE I OCTOBER 18. 1996 I listen. I hear you. I care. •Ocpr.:<sion and aruocty •[)y.lunctional fam1ly/1nccst •AIDS rdatcd con=n< •ftar of mbmacylshamc ~unsafe sexual behavior • \1akif11! & mamtaonll'I! cooplcs rclaoonshop< Nt~o/utio11s Stan Tubbs, Jr LMSW-ACP For Liv111g P•ycboth<Ta~"' 713-526-8802 1307 FAIRVIEW ••• C3 btoch Wut ot -o) "·"·,-, .(7.1.3). 5.2.9.-1.4.14. • Alignment • Brakes • Please AIDS Support Housing Houston (713) 520-9248 c.Fantastic Sams· 2 NEW LOCATIONS MONTROSE 3939 R. MONTROSE at W. ALABAMA S21-0SSO MEDICAL CENTER 2276 W. HOLCOMBE at GREENBRIAR (Conn'$ C1Jnf1Jr) 661-0668 OPEN 7 DAYS SALON HOURS: Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm Saturday 9am - 6pm • Sunday 10am - 6pm r-------------,r-------------, 1 "Fantastic Sams- 11 "Fantastic Sazns· 1 1 SAVE UP TO $0% OFF 11 $1te $$.00 oll any I 1 Shampoo, Haircut and Blowdrv 11 P1tm If Color S1ttiet 1 I $8.9S 11 I I Erpiru 11/ts / 96 11 Erpiru 11/IS/ 96 I ~H_Y .!."!.!~'::.":! ':_!'~ e!!'':J•=.••::_ •.=z-! ~H.J.!!'!..''..!':::':! '...!'6.!_ &::_'':.!"::.'-.! '!!'·! Opening Your Heart An Exploration of Healing The forsl Unitarian Un1ver'"l"1 Church ot Houston invite' you w auend a one Jay workshop Oc1 26, 1996, "uh Stephen and Ondrea Levine, on Open­ing Your Heart-An E'plorat1on ol llealmg Into L tfe and Death The Lev­mes are world-famuus work,hop lead ers, authr">rs, counselors. and med1· tat1on teachers. \\ho have worked for many ycJrs with people who are term­• nally 111 or recovering from loss or abuse Worksh p part1c1pants wo'I have 1hc pportunuy to explore con sc1ous loving and d) ng. gnevmg, COll'pass on and healing us ng guided mcd1ta11on' lecture. d1s­cuss1on and group sharmg Seat ;tg 1s I ::utcd sn ca! now to regmer at 713 729 (;707 Scholarships arc availa­ble for tie SCCl usly ti The Lcvmcs have served a< consult-a ts lo many h ... spices, hospua•s, and meditation groups and the ir work ha~ gre11ly inf.uenced how the term n ally 111 are cared kr by doctors. nur,es, courn.elors, hospice workers, and other caregivers Stephen and Ondrea have devoted more than 18 years to C\plorrng the mrnd'body relation· shop. espec ally as 11 relates to dyong and gr1e" mg Jnd our power to eftect hea. tng rhey have WJrkeJ \\Ith people re1.;over1:1g from Jo'°'s and ctbu'\C those "ho have been given a terrr.rnal d1ag os tltcse w1th AIDS and .ancer. and 1r1ends, tam1 y membeu, ourses, '"'ounse ors, doc1 rs, hospice v.ork ers and other caregivers The I c' me Workshop w, I be on Satu day Oct 26 1996 from I Oam to ~pm al Emerson U•1tanan Church on llous Ion Texas The workshop ts a lund ra1,cr for the l·1rs1 l nitarian Unrver~ ,3J151 Church of Houston. Volunteer of the Week Our communo1y 1s blessec rC'us md" 1uals "ho conmbute hundreJs of volunteer hours for chan:1es and in organizations. I) there someone nct1\.c m }Our group \\ho deserves special recognition? Nominate them for "Volunteer of the Weck" in I he Houston Voice. Submit nominations by sending a shon boo (not more than 200 \\Ords). a fe" \\Ords on \\h) that person is bcmg nominated and provide a picture of them Send to 811 Wcsthe1mer #105, llouston. TX 77006. Check the Voice every \\eek to sec "ho ts honored as The Volunteer of the Week. Celebration! Celebration' i~ a nc\.\. .... pctial feature of the Houston Voice. Someone you love is having a binhday? Announce )Our e ngagement or holy union 'Commument Ceremony or your a nniversary llo" about that big job promo11on or genmg your Masters' Announce 11 10 the world via the Houston Voice You must subm11 the material t}ped \\rt!len, up to 100 \\ords You ma) >ubr."l a photo to be mcluded (>ou must make arrangements f you ".mt the photo returned Spec JI •ates on D1spla} la} our of spc''~ Celebralton' annou .cements Call "" details. <]9-8490 Obituary Policy Obuuaries m1 d " 1d no loni}er than 200 w orch \\ e reser\ e tl·e r ght 10 edit fN style clan!) gran::-:rn1, and taste If y.>~ Me ubmmm• a photo of the deceased, \\,11e their .·~~1e on J label and .:1ck on the back I 11 nit~" direct I\ on the back can damage the photo) l~clude a SAS[ forthe phot'.l's return and \\rile the persons name on the ms1de of the en1elope flap or arrange for pickup at the Houston Voice office All obituaries must be submmed b} fucsday 12 Noon to be included in ~rida)'s paper and must include a contact name und phone number (not tor publoca11on) T s~~~°'~ A HOUSTON VOICE ISSUE 834 October 18. 1996 r ~ 11• as lltMI ttJu5t)n Monrose Sta -....., 9!0a't>eHouston-Vo<o. ~ftM'le't>lleNewVOIClinl991 '"'"'ll""""'ll "" .... Clr!Ul$ Oescent Qty Stai ~shed0ecerri>er1, 1993asltle 811 West"h"e"1'"m" eVroo. ceS uite 105 Houston, Texas 77006 (713) 529-8490 (800) 729-8490 FAX (713) 529-9531 E-mail HouV01ce@AOL com Contents copyright 1996 Office Hours 9am - 5:30pm weekdays PUBLISHER Crad Duren EDITOR Deborah Moncrief Bell EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Jon Anthony/entertainment editor Lee Davis/sports ed•tOf Carolyn Roberts/SOdety ed't"' WRITERS Andrew Edmonson, Larry Lingle, Curt Morrison. Jazz Paz, Carolyn Roberts. Javier Tamez (theatre review) Glen Webber CARTOONIST Earl Storm PHOTOGRAPHERS Steven David, David Goetz PRODUCTION Matthew Penmr-gton/manager ar: direc":: ADVERTISING SALES DEPARTMENT Jon Anthony Lee Davis, Carolyn Roberts C lASS IFIC:OS & P~ONAUI John To"ps NA-rONAL ADVERTISING REPi:tt$ENTA''WE R1vende1 Marketmg PO Box 518. Westfoled NJ (908) 232 2021 Not1Ce to ltdve1t1sers --""""""'.-waselleci..';o;it 19'J6 • • P.-310/~~d.,,y~ newt.-tldlor'-tin c:opy01ph0t00r~lr0tn,... Houston Voce•~ prohbled by tederal itt-.C• • Opnons exp'ftMd by c:oUnniSts OI' CS10Clnl5tl .,. not ~tholeOfl'9tbmonV01C1ort1sta11"..w:i-. ~no11at11WylorW..cantere~01.-nplied')f Nder11C:in«•.,...Cl~IM'1g•~ reator flc:tioMI ... ll'lecartoonl • ~ Ofl"1 ,..,,.OI phOk9wph d *ly P«ICW'IOI OlgM\!ZabOn in a-tciM Of~ n IMJ Houston Voe. • nol IO bl CClnSb\led IS Int fdCllllOn of IN M.11"6al onerutlon Cl Mid perlOl'I OI orgaraabOn • The appeatlf'Cll ol ~ OI CIPl'1ICW1'i •-Pf'etsed .,., .... do no1 constiluM an .-wtor..ment or UU-W1CH by Thi tblstOl'I V(JIC.e #Jt II~ POSTMASTER Send eddt'en COO'tdfOnl lo e· 1 w.."""'* Sull• 105 Houston TX n006 , Sub$Ct1pb011tateinUStby~!TlflfOfUSm.i,, St 75pet .... (~$5Qper6mor1hs Of 591 00 Plf ye#) 0tfPt.Jra<Mtt1Srt1gdHdllM 12oonooncsr Monc11y1o ,, •, ...,,,.,...., ~._... .5. ,0 0 pm CST Mondaiy to lumilh ad copy lot -:U$$dled~sa'IQ'dednt 12'100f1CS Ml)ndaylOJ fr.Ay~ Res,oonst0iWy We do t'ICl HMne 1...-.ci9! ,..ponJ(lfidy IOr c:a..-1 by the.,..,..,,,...... b..c ruderl •• •"*'lo ed'llM .... ,.,...sp.per Cf tny knpoon ol fr~ Of deceptiv9 ~ ~ llapo:;nl will be .,.,.,t~ed Uemtlef" cnz. Houa1on Gey & tNNn C~ OI CO'T\merte Ncional Gay Nltwspepet" Quid Gliy & t..wn "91s Auoo:ltion Au::o.1.,. ""'1mt# ANQOlled Prns The Houston Voice On-Line! The USAGayNet web site can be v 1ewed al http://www usaga) ne t.com To reach The 1 louston Voice, access the site and click on the News and Views. There is no charge for this service. .~1 HOUSTON VOICE I OCTOBER 18, 1996 3 4DAYSONLY! October 24th-27th Thursday & Friday 10:00 AM-9:00 PM Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM-7:00 PM Houston Astro Arena 8400 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77054 For more info call 1-800-444-1234 Presented by ADZ, Inc. $1.00 admission 4 HOUSTON VOICE/OCTOBER 18. 1996 Clinton continued ... «'on11nwd/rompap I) government's policy and protected us. communuy so much, how could gay It's not the onl) time he's defended our Democrat leaders have allowed this to values ~appen?" In an anicle in this Wednesday's Washington Times, 11 v.as reponed that the Clinton/Gore campaign "shrugged off' angry calls to shelve the radio ad. The anicle cited repons from ga) and lesbian groups that the campaign might delete the ponion of the ad which boasts hJS suppon of DOMA, but quotes campaign spokesperson Joe Lockhans as saying there are no plans to alter the radio ads despite the protests Campaign ad text Protecting religious freedom. foundation of our nauon. It's the "hen the Jusuce Depanment "ent after a church to gather the pansh1oners t1thmg money, the government was stopped cold because President Clinton ovenurned the Don't be misled by Bob Dole's attack ads. President Clinton wants a complete ban on late-term abonions except when the mother's life is in danger or faces severe health risks. such as the inability to have another child The President signed the Defense of Marriage Act, suppons curfe" s and school uniforms to teach our children discipline. The President enacted the V-Ch1p to block out violent TV programs. His crime bill expanded the death penalty for drug kmgpms. Bob Dole opposed him and 1s resoning to untrue negative anacks. President Clinton has fought for our values and America is belier for II. Paid for b) Clinton Gore '96. Vol~ttteers Neebeb The Houston v ·lice has need of a number of people to work on a voluntary basis. Positions include artists, cartoonists, reporters, rev1e\\ers, proofreaders (needed on Wednesdays). help with distribuuon, and various other tasks as needed. We offer a progressive "Out" environment, some 1ob training and a great group of folks to hang out with, besides it will look good on your resume some da) to have this work experience. Interested? Contact the Editor. Deborah Bell at 529-8490. Sleepers Keeps You Awake Film Depicts True Tale of An American Tragedy By JON ANTHONY Slttptrs boasts an all star ca~t 1n a drama that at limes 1~ both compelling and very disturbing. The movie opens w11h four young boys growing up on 1he s1ree1> m 1he late 1960s. They resided in a commun11y 111 New York C11y known a> "Hell's K11chcn ' which was described as a place of 1nno· cence, yet u was ruled by corruption D1rec1ed hy Barry Levinson 1h1< film grips you until 11 · ~ clima11c ending . Based on the bes1-sellrng hook hy Lor­enzo Carcarcrra . 1t 1s a provoc111vt srory that delves m10 a \\Orld of violence and abuse perpetrated upon children The hves of these tour young men are for c..,er changed when they decide tt> scam a hot dog vendor and end up seriously 1n1unng a man m the process. Sentenced ro a JU\'Cn· Iii! delinquent boys home. thC'lf experiw ences mar them for hfe rhey arc ~exuall) and physu:.ally ahu'ied hy four guard!'> a1 the rnst1tut1on 111 wha1 can uni> be described as scenes that will haunt you due to their brutally The knowledge 1ha1 1lus film portrays real people's lives may make its horror 1mpac1 you more power· fully The film has s11rred controversy prior rn 11~ opening due to 1he con1en1 and the mat· ter of a prevarica1mg pneSI who as~1sts the boys now ~rown m10 men in gelling !heir revenge years later (although nolh · ing can erase 1hc1r painful memories) Roberl De."'li1ro 1s supcrh as the priest who helr1ends 1hese: young men 1hrough adullhood Desp11c the crime and corrup· 11on thal filtered lhrou~h Hell's K1C1;hcn, nothmg pr.!pared the)e ho)\ for 1he phys· u.: al and emo11011JI 1nlerno that 1he) endureJ al the\\ 11~ mson lfome lor BoyS' ltilllured ahustJ a1H.I rdpt!'d under the­leader• d11p ot a ,,,J1q1c !!Uard nilmeJ .\ean Nnli..i:' (Kt•\ m fhc,111) the hoys v. co: Jason Patrtc· and Brnd Pm are two of the star1 in Slteptn irreparably damaged emo11nnally The subject mauer 1s nefarwus and 11 leave:-. an 111dcl1ble 1mpress1on upon you This film is not for the faint heaited fl IS nv· eting beyond compreSSIO'l and reson · 1tes 111 your ps)Chc for hours at1crwards The film begms at a dilatory pace 111 order 10 build character development When 1wo of the young men. now grownup run 1n10 Nokes 111 a rcuauran1 , the) get rcvcn~e hy shooung him down in v1~w ot the other patrons Whal ensues 1s a darmg plan 1hat would oni:e and tor all deliver the JUSl1ce lhat the four men so desperately sought for more than a decade and were denied . The exccu11on of 1he plan 1s gnp4 ping and suspenseful This ••••• film is one of 1he years best. Ke\'tn Bacon. Rohen De Niro . Du!'ottn Hoffman. Jason Patrick, Brad P11t , B1uno K1rhy, Brad Renfro and Mm111c Dnve1 sta1 With 1he excep11on nt Brad Pm. th1:-. \tel­lar cas1 gave some of 1heir ercate!il career performances . H..! flma'l plays a alco ho lie hurnt out a11orney wuh ver vc and perfection Jason Patnc is a stonish mg Oc ~1ro and Bacon a1e u .cellcnl P111 seemed a~ 1hough he wa rraJ111g .a script C'll.CCpl m the final s1.enc of lhc 111111 "'here he appeared ~enurne Th., 1s a la~c111a11ng ftlm and 11 will prohahly 11 ar11u o~c.11 nom1natu'11s gal re 11 l'li ttJull l.11.una 1ha1 I' ht nrsrlv dt"pu:ted .rnJ '' lhll to1 the t.11111 h • J I (I J Saturday,October26 8:00 pm until midnight Rich's • 2401 San Jacinto ~ Benefiting PWA Coalition -Houston & Pet Patrol I 1 I I I I I I I ~ $20 Advance, $25 at door Free Well Drinks ~ Advance tickets available at Basic Brothers, Inklings, Lobo & PWA Coalition Office · 3400 Montrose, #J06 (cash & check only) www.outrage.orgr outrage I I I HOUSTON VOICE I OCTOBER 18. 1996 5 MALE s TR Ip HRalt~WP'iP'iN SUNDAY "' .WEDNESDAY HE~CQD~~Tmt:; SATURDAY. OCT. 26 with with MIDNigg~T~~iTUME D n c1 • $200 in Cash' and Pri ~es yan 1<eii1na cc.~UNDAY. OCT. 2?' ~ Ml'chaels Da ne A CHHaILllLoSw eaennd NTiHqRhItLmLaSr e Showtime at 9pm The Clothes Drop at tlpm. cosTuME coNTEsT TUESDAY OCTOBER at 10:30 pm • Cash Prizes 22 GREMLINS & GOBLINS ' MALE STRIP CONTEST with Black Velvett at llpm The Imperial Court Reign XIII CANDIDATES RECEPTION A and COCKTAIL BUFFET at 7pm V ~ ~ THURSDAY. OCT. 31 COSTUME CONTEST at 11 pm with $150 in Cash and Prizes I'M COMING OUT SHOW at Spm SHARP BAD BOYS DANCE SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK Fais Do Do Fundraiser Resource Guide to Coming Out A lot oj good it is to he r?\alo· "hen \Oii '"' hlf 1n the 1-~t' · th pttJ A Krewe Cut Above 8) DAVID RIC HA RDSON On 6 o,wber. 1996 1hc Krc"e nt Olym· pus ..,110n..,orcd a r:a1' Do Do at the Lovett Inn Many of the commun1t1cs elite were in attendance and \lrollcd about 1he ground,, enjoying lhe sound' ol Zydeco and Jaiz mu"' while playing tc.iive carn1-.1 game' There wa' aho an a~u11- Jance ot dcllc10U' Ca1un food a\allatilc for 1.:nn..,urnptwn l'rucf\" Denn\' "nd \fortt>ll Colt'man 01;0\ ed tire festo-111ts spectaculJr show Pa\l hall themes have mcluded 'liver, Lamp .... and Yard Sale hach year ij charitable organ1 zauon benefit.., lrom the Krewe'' gen · ero ... uy Thi' year · , de"gnated ben · ef1c10.HIC\ are Omega llou ... e and Ste ­ven' llou\e. Krev..e nu!mher Bruce Reeves c'pla111ed that 1hc Kre"e moved trorn Ne" Orlc.111' W llou\lon 111 f 991 and 1hcir goal is 10 iry anu 111st1ll a Mardi Ciras tee ing 11 t e tommunll) }CJ1 rounJ They .nc al ~o reo;;pono;;1hlc t .,. ·' h'-1 'L~ , ... v ~a11011 only h.111 111 11 1 chiu I\ Aon Uo,,,..11 \li•mb'*'' 1.mt R ''' With llllllll'lll tl Lll ' (Jlll(\ ntJ d GI.ORAL c e/ebra1es ,\la1tonal Coming Ou: Om nllh llR( Man won a rh1rtrundoor pr1 r W,\SllJNGTO!\' -In tts on:, ng campa. n to pr:immc the\ alucs of openness and hon C'il) ~hou1 heinl! Gay or l c'b1an HRC' s Na11onal Conung, Out PrnJCCI announced the puhllca11on of 1ls Rt'sourcr Gu1dt' to Com mx Om rimed 10 coinc1dc v. uh Na11ona Conung Oul Day un Oc1. 11 llRC os ""'~'"1 the hooklet a\ailah e to lc'ibaan and gay book~tore'.I'>, communll) groups '1udent organiza11on"i and ind1\'lduah ··cominJ ou1 c:an he ~uc:h a chalicnj;e l\lr les b1an i!ay etnd hisc'l;ual Amcrn.:ans. so HR(' i~ iHO\ 1ding. people "''h hasJC rnforma 1100 10 ,how them v..here they can turn as they .. u1ve 10 an.:ept 1hcm ... ehe' ac:c.:ordmJ 'U II RC (· \cti.111vc D1rec1or E 1zahc1h H1rc.h Pc s show 1ha1 American~ v..hc 1-.nov. ga~ people Me much more ... uppon1H of cndrn(t d1sc:r1m• 111 , ... o l.OmlnJ 001 I\ 1mpor1an~ ho1h pcro;;on ) and 11c. I ic: a 11 v IHtC s 1Joollc1 pro\11dcs 1lormatwr. IO heir pc pie c me nut IO 1hcmo;;e1vr' and nth e \ nd inc ude ~ " hst1n ~ ot o.~ 111tt1 llllS <1nd ~uok\ 1he) i.;;,an rekr 10 111r fu:ihcr as~ it'll e I 1 ~dd1 wn 1 the l1111d,. llRC "' S.tl ona 1°001111 • ()UI P1t1JC'll sron,1neJ 1 C ume Out \011n ~ 14 \ Ill \\411 hm~ l \t' IS 'hat ' c'I a1'o t !ilOBAL Prts1dt'1 Robm Afagu re and t1 al fr1tnd ' on Ck II Hosted b• llRC > ~auonal Com­ini Out Da) rerrcsen•at1vc C'h slit) B ... ,o a id tcaturang: Cha SI HY s Mother. C'hcr -.ho •3llcd about her ""' n d f1cu ·} comm~ to terms "ah her daugh.er s scxu aluy "ihe confessed that she had been \ ery ·unchcrlllc · but lias smcc gro"'n to br more- acceplinJ The rally v.-as JUSI one of hundreds of C\cnrs arou":'ld lhc countr) celebraung Sauonal Comin~ Ou1 Day. created m 1988 10 rcc:og nrzc the 1mporuncc of coming out and to honor lhe f1rs1 annp;ersary of 1hc 1987 ~1arch on \\etsh :ig1on tor Gay and Lcs,b1an Equa R c-h1s HRC's Sauonal Comm1- Out Project •~ an ongomr: c mpa•gn to flclp end J1,,.; 1m nat on hy cncoungin1 and ass1 tmg: J:ilV peop!e 10 be open and honcs1 abou1 their Ii" es Copies of 1he flRC's Raoun.' Guide 1 Com mg Out can be obtained .l)v c ng llRC s '-a11onal Comm .. 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Fvery day was Coming Out Day for me. My paid work was as a proud AIDS Specially Nurse al Park Plva and then at Twelve Oaks Ilospitah. I made Names Project memorial quail ranel' wrote for various community period 1cals and volu11tt!e1ed 111 Prate Week act1v111cs My tamily was the Lone Stai 1 Symphonic Band and rn an e1f1.Hl tn help finance the 1r1ps and activ1t1es we so amb111ously pursued . I have washed many a car anJ sold many a ucket t our famous Barbe<:ue Concens I walked 111 from Ao Walks of I.tie · and travet~J <o Aus11n to donate blood (rn the Blood Sos ters program! for hosp11al 1ed PWA s Thal was the":l t\s I looked over m} c a1en· dar of this year and lall I am amazed at ~ow httle connec11on I have anymt;re 1 lhe lesbian and gJ) c ~mmun1ty I mar ... h ,, the parade and alle,d concerts and test1 ~ "als hut rn r 1e as a part11;1po1111 than an m~1dcr As r14 ltte has changed "'o d11su cally and I miss the involvement, the "oops. the fr1e1u.h . I used to have f11e1Js . Lesbian women, who I u ... ed to talk with every day Women \\ho became grandmothers at about the same ume I did, "omen who lo!>lfchanged JOh~. leru each other money. ad\o 1Ce and support I ;;;eldom hear from these lncnds anymore unles' there 1s an unusual event ~ tamlly cr1,1s qr a part) IO he invited to They don't gel rnan) calls lrom me. cuher I ha\lt" a demanding JOh, Jn understanding: wire and a home 10 help organize When we Jo get together our CDmmon compla1111 is There" ' s JU\I 1101 enough 111ne' In a rare :twmerH 1 I rd;Hat1011 I 'P•cll J nt"wspaper \lrJl1 ,1d ~ollcll111~ I c='h1 some Snme t)f the a'11v111es suggested were. meeting tor supper. going to the movies. and d1scu,s1on groups l'hc IOI· t1al meet mg was hopeful . Every woman m attendance complained that they were too busy 111 then lives to meet people and make friend' Our fir,t nu1111g was agreed upon a11cJ evc1yone looked lo1ward to getting together again Several women offered to hring others who wanted to make new fr1ench 100 The grnup met at the .appt)mted evening to o;,harc a meal and each 1n1roduccd them · selves and we a• v1sued fhe chemistry was sparkling We all Irked each othe1 and eagerly made plans for 1hc nex:t occumn Several people callod each other Jurin~ the fot'ow111g Jav!i to get heuer acqua1111ctJ . rhe agreed OC'(.l agreed upon happening was looser and les) tormml People nun· gled and chrned. And we hau J sl1ghtl) d1tfe ent mix than previously. but the women who scnl rcgrers J1d so s mcerel~ . .111J the llt"W one~ we1c wekomed a11J maJc to fed 1nclut.Jed. " Thi~ 1.. . great'" Jan and I ag1ect.J "'We arc meet111g wumen we lile. and have thing ... 111 common '"uh. I hope we can go to most ot the events rhey plan The 1h1n..I mec1111g v..ts lu1 l·nJay ll1£ht II wa'i planneJ 1en days m ad"ancc and e\e r)one had hcen look.rng tcrVtard 10 he111g able lO a11end . Thursday c\·cn1n~ the orB'.an11er ol the group called us w ~a)' 11 was can,cleJ \\.'c v.tre tJ1sarpo1111ed bur ~ecrell) relieved Lile us cvcr)~ne was JUSI ton husy No one eould spare lhe 11me Ju:.z 11 rott' this art1t It' hhtlt' tl1e 1Hn tm rail for her otha Joh halang ht'r full 't 21 u huthda\ 'ake, 111al:.111Jl tflllnl'r '"'t''' a llfW'i "Tllf11JlllJ: hH P't'f('ll/ ''""'"'~ti '' 10 J< tn .1 J u"'l I I un It 1~111..h g1 up gnu 1 n /• '' Jee1ilt1R thr 111 r11ul pr P"' The: n~ IH.:t: "'U i! r'l r i.J thal \I.( all lll"t:d 111;: /111 11·11111oth t'r fm111 l1 /1111nal 0111 11/ l1H:11d ... . 1nJ h.·1 ... Cd (11~1:1hc1 .111J lllJlt' IOUJJ Torie Osborn tells us about 'Coming Home' to America Booksigning at Crossroads JI~ .10-.. \ :>,THO'\\ 1 lone O\horn will he readtng tr"m her 1 new book Comwg llomt' IO Amerffa A Roadmap to Ga} & I eshw11 t.mpo1•·er 111e111 (St Martins Press, $21 95) this v.:eel at Crossroads Marlel & Book \tore . Recently I spoke "Ith O•born about the hool and her role a' a cornmu· nuy a1.;t 1v 1st Osborn ha~ been a pol1ucal ac11v1 t tor more than three decades She rs consru ored to be a nattonal leader ot 1he gay anu le•btan movement anu hold' an MBA from UCLA. She " the former Execu· tive Director for both the l.os Angeles Gay and Lesbian Commun11y Services Center and the National Gay and Les btan Task Fore<. Current!)' re<tdtng 111 Wa>hrngton, DC. o,born 1 a manage ment con\ultant who moonlights as a lecturer, writer and trainer Q\horn 1s on a 26 city bool tour which bring' her Jo llou,ton Oct 21 She felt compelled to wrtle 1he book alter the Gay< tn the M1l11ary delucle ' !'he crash ol that 1'•ue on the heels of th< high ot che Clin1on AUmm1ura1wn made me decide to locus on the 111crtJ1hlc d1t lercnccs we made I wanted to write .a hou~ 10 show how 1err1f' we are. ' said Osborn Arguing that our s"ategy m~<t thJngc Oshorn .t..lc~. on the sUC'-e~s.es our communtty hJs ,u:h1cvcd ''I he coun try 1s OP. 01.: 'ilde m te1ms of .J1,crm11na 11on \.Vc've won on i.J1scr11rnnation, 111 rrder t w111 1 ,lcr.rncc .ind .ilf1rrna 11011 , cnmmg put mu't he a mnre s1gn1t 1cant pttn ol our strategy," 111'1st, Osborn Q,horn bclit!\"C"' we arc at the CU\p Of a llCV. area, that we are morally equal IO the rest of society and that we ~hould learn from mistake.., of the pa ... t . .. Some ot our polll· 1cal correctne\S and act1v1st cuhure has hindered progress," ~he rcmarls Vt'e mu~t v.age the puhltc orun1011 bat tie I don t think ''"get any" here Jell· 1ng tolk' what to do .. said o ... oorn Osborn cxpres~ed da\appo1ntmcnt 10 President Clinton tor "pandering to the rrght.'0 A dedicated and v1St0nary acuv1st 0\born helleves our commu nlly can Obta111 us goal' of equality "I want us to think ahout long term instead of reactive and \hort term. We need to hu1ld permanent 1n\t1tut1on\,"' 'he said . '"Our national groups can only he a, strong a, our local group,," nptnes Q,hnrn 0.shorn will ht at Cro,Hoad\ on Mon. <lay Oct 21 at 7pm. A 1ocep1wn 111 her honor " 111 lollo» She will r<ad lron1 the hook and sign copies a• "ell Cross roads" located al 1111 \\es1he1mer I or more 111lorma11on CJll 9.i2 -0147 y Today by Glen Webber The Power of The Quilt The power ol 1he AIDS quill " unmis1ak able It draws together thousands of people whose lives have been affecred by AIDS It ah.o draws the cunou' who won dc1 wha1 The Quilt i< abou1. The eno1· mou) 1.:rn"'d"' who auended the v1ew111~ 111 wa ... t11ngton thl" past v.eekend are no doubt overwhelmed hy its mtense mes· ~age The meo,,sage ts \·ery sample More 1han 300.000 people in tlm country h3\e died of AIDS The Quilt tell' their S!OT) and the story ol tho'e the) leave behind An older couple lneel beside their son's panel o,,m1hng as 1t they are having a fam­ily reun10n A widowed mother weeps gently while laying flowers on the ranel nt her \Oil She had lost her husband only a few year!"! ago and now her only child. A trail man 111 a wheelchair gazes at 1he appl1que of his lover's face on color~ tul cloth. Several friends are stand ing next to h11n adrn111ng the pane l 1ha1 rhey completed a mere six months ago A man holds up his trny daughter so she can be1 tcr see her mother's panel. He and his wife had met 1n a drug rehab program They found oul they were both HIV positive alter the birth of their child He JS 1hank lul that h1' daughter" HIV negative and that Im '1ster and her family" 111 be able to take care ot he1 when his panel in The Quilt 1s 'ewed into place next to h" "-lfe"s. Niece' and nephe"-S run around their uncle s panel du~ing one another The) ure unaware ot 11s s1gn1f1cance. I ha\'e alwa}' valued he mg l'nclc Glen to my niece and nrpht\\ s The} Ill en1 u..:h Ill) lite 111 "·'Ys chat I neve 1lwu~h1 pt1ss1 hi~ •• 111J 11 s ha1d lor me to 11nagme Ill) Ilk "'11hnu1 them and 1he11 1!1,.e, w11hou1 me \o;; then c)r.~ mo\e ttom panel to panel Vl!!illUI"' IO r/lC ()Ullt \l.<llH.ft:I v.hn Y..CIC these people'"! I can an ... wer that 4uc ... t1on hecau ... c they we1e people like me 1111d many of lhc:m \Hit In) fncnd .... nm, IS what I c.an tell ~nu ahour them The) "c1c v1h1a111 people. 20 to 40 )ear olds, In 111g productive live'\ and the 1llne"'s CUI lhcm down 111 their p111ne. Their bactle to 11\•c was 111spir1ng, not giving up until their ~tren~th was total!} depicted Over the ) cars, I have been impressed w i1h the amount ot pam they were a.hie 10 endure Anolher ttung that has 1mp1es ... ed me 1s that mo~t of them su1v1\ed as long as rhey cculd and w 1thout Jo~ins their sense <lf humn1 Man) are 11npac1ed as I wa' the fir'\t 11me I saw The Quilt hy lhe over\\hdm1ng stll\t" ol loss tn our "oc1e1y We have Jm.t so man), some our he.,,t artists, wr1te1,, ,lfld creative people as well as so man} cornmunlt) leade1 ... A whole humanity ol people who worked to make th1~ world a hctte1 place ro live I am grateful fo1 their accomplishments and I hope my "riung "'111 help the world to be a belle1 place I 1ke a hH ot the v1s1tors to The Quall I have watched Ill) c:lose'1 c 1rcle of friends du! There were five ot them and they each had an 1mpac1 on rn) life. Mike LcOuer and I met ar Sporn• Park alter one of the Pride parades. lie was a very hand­some, personahle man and we became fa,t frient.Js. Ile taught me how to USe Wit and charm, and to he '\OC1able a1 parties. Ile called me e1,.e1~da) at !Oam and we would have a chactesc •• The "ors1 th111g tor me at1er he died v.as rhat 1he phone stopped ringing at lOam Gcor£e Blair was ffi) v.orkout partner a1 the @)Ill For three years we v.orked out together. I \I.as impressed the "'3) he man­aged lO build up h1~ muscular bod} to stay a~ strong as he could He was m) mspira- 11on to work harder on myself He had a 1re­mendou' 11npac1 on m) hte and I miss him everyda~. One friend who I had known ever srnce I was 18 years old was John Conte. We met m San Anion10 while he was going to med school. Ile went mto the Marines as a doc­tor Ile was also a >erious body builder and the few tunes we worled out togecher he would push me to use the heavier weight,, I "'a< a wimp then, but I did the best I c11uld. A <trange thing about our relat1onsh1p "'as that we \l.Ould run into each other e>erywhere I moved When I lived 111 San 1:ranc1sco, I ran 111ro him while he "'a~ on \·acat1on there Ir ma) have been late that our lives enrcrt wmed so much . hut I leel so luck) to have heen his friend Norman Guttman w.as a b11!11ant law~ )Cl and an a(ll\t'I. lte 1hre\.\. rhe hes1 par· 11cs I CH• Y.tnl io fits a1111u<1I • Academ} 1\"an!s ·parties are lercndar) I Y..a' never '>\11c- Y.h) 11 "-3S thJI '-Ucha -.opl11s11- cated pe1 \Oil v. as fr1c111.h "'1th me hut I am Sil ~l;i..I h1• ";H, 111~ llC\CI 1001\cJ hi' anJ?CI ah11u1 ht·1n)! s d; w11h ,\If)\ and 111-. Jca1h wets \.'Cly painful fn1 me He \A.as a true tr 1end and ..;uppo1 tcr 01 (OUl',t: , 111) closes! friend that I have lust "as Kelse, Ill) ltner ul thirteen ) cars 11 t:s death 1s 1he most pa111ful of all lie CnllllllDe!t to ha\'C a rrcat 1mpaCl on ffi) lite If I am in a s11uat1on where I am not ~u1e what I 0;;houlJ du, I ul myself .. what "1'Uld Kol so do" and that helps me decide how 10 handle the proMem at h;rnJ I knO"- 'AC would have tieen together forevc1 1f he had li,·ed I "ould like 10 ha'c ano1her clm.e rela 1wnslup htfo1e I J1e J am afraid 1ha1 m\ sickness makes other~ not Y..a111 to b~ 11nohc:J "1th me I n11ss rhc lo\·e and pas­surn .a lm·c:r niters as v. ell as rhe comfort of ct11npan1oruh1p I hope I don't die wuh out kllO\\ mg IO\'C: again a' that would be the crucle~t thrng that could happen to me When )'OU ,ee The Quilt plea-e thrnl ol Ill) fl 1t!nd:s and all the departed ones who have lost 1hc1r hattle \\-llh AIDS And tor rhose ol us still lighting. remember us in )C!Ur pra~crs. We need your 101,.e and ... upport. Senators Evade Outings f RO\I GL,\ \ I) R LL L.\ S~. As with Senator Ilerb Kohl (0-W") and Rep1e,en1ative John Ka>1ch <R·Ohio), both Senato1' Larry Press ler (R ·SD) and Uaibara M1kulsk1 (D·MD) are feel mg the heat since \'Ollng for the anti-gay Drfen;e of Ma111age Act (DOMA), Sen Pressler has addressed rumor~ tha1 he rs gay Author Alexander Cockbu1 n'< recent book Wa.rhington Babylon states that Pre,sle1 mar11ed in 1982 "amid \pecula11on he was gay. Pre<­!. ler insists that Cockburn is connec1cd 10 Oemocra11c opponent Rep Tim John­son and released a campaign ad auackmg Johnson calling the cla1m "mea n-spir· 11ed, m~ ll c1o u s and u n rrue:• Johnson h.1• repearc.:dl) d-.n1cd .iny corHltL:llon to rhe gay allega11ons and cla1mc; tha1 11 1s Pre\!.lcr that 1s makmg 1hc ga) rumor~ an issue Sen M1kul<kl on 1he other hand, is 1ernain111g hushed ahou1 her rumored homo<exual1ty In 1he Bnlrimort AlltflWll\'t. M1kulsk1 refused to com. ment du11ng repeated quest ions by a 1eporte<, including a<k1ng point-blank If she " a Lesbian . l:.'rrntum · A headline in the Sept 30 JS sue of GLAADlines 1mphed that Senator Herb Kohl of Wisconsin JS a Republ1· can He " actually a Democrat GLAAD re1rc1s any co ntusion 1h1s may have ca used . HOUSTON VOICE I OCTOBER 18. 1996 7 Take a detour off the mainstream/TM Montrose's largest collection of gay, lesbian and popular videos! '\1ost videos only SI.SO for S days! Montrose's most adventurous books, magazines, cards, gifts, desserts and coffee! Houston\ b~.'1 xay1esbian <tore -Hou'1on Pre.•.< Houston's best book.'1ore!cafe ·l' of H Daily Couxar Crossroads Market BOOKSTORE & AFE •••••• AT THE TOWER THEATER SHOPPING COMPLEX Westheimer at Yoakum 8 HOUSTON VOICE I OCTOBER 18. 1996 ,'' ' ",' . ,,,. . 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To begin with our community ht· erally turned a deaf ear 10 lhc Pn:s1dcnt's earlier remarks owing his support of DOMA 10 his belief 1ha1 11 1hrea1ens fam · dy values-a notion that we denigrated Republicans for espousing . To be sure. rhere was some hp service from leaders of national commun ity org1niza11ons expressing d1sappoin1men1 and 1he likes followed by 1he usual rhe1oric: 1h1s 1s the most pro gay admin1strat1on in the history of our movement Moreover. the Clincon admrn1strat1on took pains arguing that this was an elecuon year ploy by Republicans 10 force 1he pres1den1s hand" and lhat It wa" .. gay hailing ot the worst kind·· Not Surprisingly. the administration seems to have no prob lem beha\11ng in the same manner The only hni!ht side ro 1h1s entire mauer '" rhat 1he Pre\lt.knt doe"' conc;1de1 the ¥a) and lt!'"b1an community equal 111 a1 lea\t one sen-.e Cl1111on l1Js <ll"monst1atcll 1hat he will tllp·tlop on nur rs,ue~ JUSI a~ quu.:ldy •*' he "A ill 1H1 any other 1~,ue 1t lht: poll~ 111d1cate 11 will he of henet11 10 his personal agenda The \heer lunacy, devoid of any logic, behmd the placemenl of 1he ad escapes me Certainly 1he Chris· tian Coalu1on and their ilk arc not going to !<.Upport this Pres1den1 regardles~ of how man)' ads he runs on Christian radio Thal may not have been 1he intended our. come. Perhaps 1he Pre<1den1 knew 1h1S "AOuld draw 1he ire of 1hc community and make headlines that would hcm:fit him w1th the general electorate-an elcc rorate which overwhelmint?IY sup­poried DOMA according 10 polls. Male no mistake , this President would not hes1 -­tate for one moment to stir up a little con· troversy at the expense ot our commu­n11y, especially 11 11 would benef11 his candidacy and be conducive to his re elecuon c hances Before anyone:: out there starts lambast· ing me with mail concerning Repuhlican nominee Bob Dole's advertisements running on Chns11an radio, I am fully aware of them and take issue with those ads as well. Dole's ads s1a1c 1he former sena-- 1 10rs oppos1t1on 10 Gays 10 1he mllllary. There is one fundamenul difference between the two camps adver11semcnts. Bob Dole has no1 been an arden1 propo· nent of our communuy and has never pur­poned 10 claim 01herw1se . Wi1h 1he excep11on of his co·sponsorship of lhe Ryan Wh11e Acl and h1> office's non dlS· crim1nat1on policy Dole's record on gay and lesbian issues 1s dismal at best President Clinton, on the other hand, has purported to be concerned about our com mun11y's issues . To dale, 1ha1 suppor1 has been marginal al bes1 and has only been present on a verbal basis. I have much more respect for someone who 1s honest and upfron1-some1h mg 1har seems 10 be remiss from pol111cians entirely. The ques11on 1ha1 ame; is· Why should anyone be surprised al 1h1s la1esr flip · flop from the presu.lent~ In many ways we have broughr II upon ourselves Would you worry about mal ing a dec1s1011 that could offend and irritate an ardent and suppor­t1\ le constuuency 1f you knew 1ha1 they would unequivocally suppori you pri · marily because they do not have an alter .. na11ve. Think about 1t. Our community cannot con11nue the practice of ann1h1 · lacing Republicans for their rhetori .. cal uuerances blaming homosexuals for lhe demise of family values and 1hen turn around and defend the Pres1den1, a Democrat for uttering the same non sense. It's hypocrisy in the wors1 form. We as a community need to decide what our primary concern is. Are we on a m1ss1on to obta111 civil rights or are we on a mission to coral liberalism back into vogue? No one should take 1h1s communuy's vote for gramed and II 1hey art able 10 do so, 1hen we need 10 rake a long look a1 how and why we allowed 1hat to happen Otherw1."1e. we will never ob1ain the equaluy so many of U\ have been fightrng for throughou1 our adull ll\'eS As far as I'm concerned nellher cand1 dale runn111g tor Pres1cJcn1 is dcservmg of our \Upport Both of their 1eco1ds arc \Uspec1. hom Boh Dolt:'s Log Cahin cJcha tie HI h1' \lance on Ga)s 111 the m1llt11) No one exp~ct~ Boh Dolt.• 10 ch.1mpion 1he cau.,e ol our c1v1I 11gt11 .. pree1~clv f'lccau<C he ha' nt'vcr 11u.J1ea1cd he "AOUll.I ('!1111011 ha~ and in tht.'1 pundit", op111111n integrity 1s important. An tnd1vuJuaJ ', 11Hqp1ty is the only thing 1ha1 the) ha\lc entue con uol over and h \Ut.:h provides an 1mpctu"\ for cred1hil1ty Whc1e wa~ the l'resi· den1 when we demnns,trated 1n Wa,h111g tnn"l Why won"l he release lhe name' ot the 100 or more ... openly"' gay 'talt he ha' pur ponedly appoinled? Why d1dn '1 he do more for the commun11y '-'hen he had a Democratic controlled Congre,sl And finally. why 1s he airing ath on the rtl1g· 1ous right\ turt 1out1ng his ,upport of DOMA'' Our community 1s at a cros)road~ and where we go from here I' entirely up to U\ Talk is cheap and 11 won '1 get our commu­nuy's problems solved l"he only way to Lio 11131 is by ge11111g involved. Regard le" ol your pol1t1cal persuasion. please call the White House and 1ell them you don't appreciate berng taken fo1· Granted and demand that an explanation be forih· coming as 10 why 1he detea1 of our ngh1 1o get ma1 ried 1s being hailed as a tanuly value NOTE: The Un1Vers11y ot Hou.,on College Republicans ts holding a drnner recep11on in lhe Conrad H1l1on Ballroom lh" Sunday, Oc1 20 from 3 ·7 pm , The 1op1c 1s "Diversuy 1n 1he GOP." Log Cabin Republican S1a1e Pres Dale Carpemer will speak al the cven1 For information, con1ac1 David Baker 360-4279 or 785· 2426 . ~IOUSTO~I 'IOICE A Community News Publication PLAIN SPEAKING It's Been Done A funny 1hing happened on 1he way 10 The Quill. I d1dn·1 go. W11h plane 1icke1111 hand and a reservation for the same hmel room lacmg lhc Wh11e House 1ha1 8111 and l had 'lwed during 1he 1993 March on Wa;h- 1ngton , I flat chickened our. I guc:'" what did 11 tor me was lhe memory of an 11u:1Jent last June I had gone to New Ynr~ 1hc week betore Gay Pride 03) on hus111es" and stopped in the Saks qore to \'H•ll an old friend ut ou1s who worked in mens u11Jcrwea1 ~no pun uuended). Pro· ~ ressing throu£h the ~tore I pasc..ed a dis play f qu1h pane1s .ura)ed m an11c1pa· lion of Gay Pr 1Jc ,.\nd lll'tinct1vely I luund Ill) !iC u11ablc to even hear a glance at these ~}mliol s of loss . Fight month' and s eH~ 11il hundred Zolott pills later the memnr1c~ 1enld111 roo fresh, too patnful. Instead , I lollowed the weekend news on lhc Quill. what 1hen: wa\ of 11 The local 1clcv1 ... ion ...ia11ons and the llouston Chronicle were enthralled w11h the His· p<1n1c lmm1!_!1a11nn march the promo!· er' of winch opt11n1..,t1cally projected a hundred thousand participants Bur­ied m a Ne"' Ym ._ Tunes arude was an esll· mate that three quarters of a million people includinii the Jiirst and Second ramil1e~. viewed The Quilt . tr the news media focused on any aspect of The Quilt ""C:C.,,end II wa\ a handful of des· pera1e sunn·or" of ACT UP throwing a'hes 1in the Wl11h: llou\e lawn. Even 10 die· hard members ol the gay and le\b1an com· munll)' th1 .tel ucmed an incongruous gc,111rc IO .rno1hc1 111nc lu the nc""' media 11 "-·•s a phow op. as wa' the 111ten1 ol 1he pd111c 1pan1' 11 , .. 111}1 t."ven t11p11s1ni: that llL"llht:1 1>11u1 Dole 111 lhc u11Ch1 hl1;t11 C 0<111111111 11111~ l\ .., Ut' "-llh C'llllltHI \ appt'.tli.tllll:' among The Quilt's panels The Names ProJCCI endowed with preserving and ma111ta111in~ The Quilt , ha\ ""m .. ed turd w remove the Quill from the real of a gay issue It has hci.:ome. ri~l11ly ... o. a \ymbol of all thu'c lo!-.t to AIDS. a rallying point tor the national grief which has now touched m1ll1ons of hou ... eholds. 1rre spect1ve of politics or orientation But we cannot escape the reality that The Quilt wa~ coni.:c1ved and fostered h)' Gay!<. anJ theu 1mmed1ate supporters , par 11cularly 1he parenis of the thousands ot ~ay men al1eady lo". The hundred' ot thousands of men and women who did go to Wuh1ngton laM weekend were from this same community. ln111ally, l was d"1urbed by 1he media cove1age of the les\er protest organ­ized by l11Span1cs. Bui trom a news wor· thy pornt of view the emphasis 1s under­qandable. fhe Quill "old news. frankly "11 s been done.• Only us size-and the pre~ence of the Clintons 'Gores and F.lizabelh Taylor-is fre'h news. Just as the Million Man March a year ago focused a11ent1on on a new militancy among Afr1can~Amcrican men, the His· panic march . regardless_ of size. repre­sented the polit1cal stirrings of a grow­ing mrnority wh1c.:.h 111 the past has seen 111• by Larry Lingle tie pol111cal ac11v11y beyond efforts among migrant workers . Yet the H1s­pan1c popula11on will become 1he larg­est minority by lhe nexl century 11 has been a chche ot pol111e< 1hai llis­pa111c~ don't vo1e, primarily because they fear reg1s1enng 10 vote or in an) other way be<.:oming recognized. It has 1101 even been dear 1ha1 111,panics will turn out 111 large numhers tor a H1span1c cand1da1e a ke} elemenl among the Alr1can-Amer1can community This 1~ the ... ame polltu.:al w1,dom which prevailed toward Hlai..:k \Oler ... tlcforc the Vo1111g R1ghh Acl of 196~ . And "h1le Blad: prnincts still Ju not produ\.:.e 1hc turnout found m wealth) areas, the~ pro· v1dc a more solid Moc._ ol voter' tor their pretc11cd t:and1Ja1cs \\'1th tlllll! anJ ctfnn the I I 1spanu: vote v. 111 approad1 1he 1mpac1 allcady rcal11ed h} the Cuban American community 111 J·lorida The lll'pan11.: march's 11nmed1acy i!i. C\'I· dent 111 the running hattle over 1mm1g1a lion and welfare reform The Quill ha!i. become so nonpolrt1cal that 1he actions of the ACT UP demons1rator~ seemed a Jarring reminder that It was a preceding adm1n1~1ra11on which was far more deserving of 1h1s gesiure of anguish . Whatever Cl1n1on' s pluses or minuses on AIDS, he ha' removed the Whnc Hou\e a!i. a symbol of ho~t1llly . a~ a place where never an AIDS word 1s 'fwken h can he argued that even Clinton· , appearance at ·n1e Quilt v.'3s a s.ate ~cMure "'h1<.:h even hi\ lur\hC\I t:111ic~ nn tht.4 r11h1 latlcd ltl laulc Bur 11 rema111~ a pol1t1cal fat:I 1hat he""'-" lhcrl'. the 1111.1 prl'•1o1dl'nt 10 auend even a f.11..,pl<1y of lhl' Quilt Dour Dnle \\a~ holed up Ill h1~ Wa,hlll~IOll heJd4ua1 - 1e1s 1h .t1 "'t°IY d.ty pla11111nlo! h1" l.1lc:"'H .. 11a11:~~ ''' pl'1..,on,1I .11t.1L~ 1111 C'l111ton wuh nary a 1hough1 1ha1 he could gamhle on a siroll among 1he panels Ye1 Dour Dole ;, 1he cand1daie ol 1he na1ional Log Cabin Repuhln:an!i. These t!r\twhllc relic~ of co1He1vati'i.m would sooner bow to lhe antt-ga} Dole and Jack Kemp 1han acknowledge our prog· re~s in 1he last four years . These Log Cabmeers should be righ1 a1 home in the Republican big 1en1 w11h 1he prot11- rno1ivated drug companies which sn1ttcd lhc foul odor ot even bigger prot· II\ to come as many of our fellow Ga}~ live longer, su~ 1 a1ned h)' 1he costliest regime yet There "one saving grace as our dayllgh1 hours declrne. s1gna l111g the approach · tll!l f inale to t he du ll e~1 Pres1dent1al race 111 my memory. I ha1 bor the distinct feeling 1ha1 all 1hrec cand1da1es-l will at leasl acknowledge Pe1ot--w1sh only that 11 were over as well. Certa1nly the American public's fondest wish 1s a return to a semblance of normaluy. And America's businesses are all 100 eager w get on with the American way of life-the holiday spendmg. Far more 1mporun1 rn who wins on the Sth of November 1s whether 1his will be a big Chris1mas spending season After all , 1ha1's whai capiullsm is all abou1. GENRE Wins 'OZZIE' Awards Oci 9. 1996. l.o' AngtltS-Gwu maga 1me was honored by Folio ma11azine with two 1996 0111e otwards for de,ign excel­lence. The wms. Gtnrt'.f fourth and fifth_ in the la't two )Cars were Ill the cate~ories of .. Bc.,,t Cover" and .. ne..i u~c of lllustra ~ 11on .. .. Illcse a""ards uni) conhnn \\ohal 1 already kno"" -· Sa}' Richard Sc:t1lcs, tounder and puhhs~cr ol 1hc gay nic"°' monihl~ "Thai Grel! Cvan~· art d1reumn. under 1he ~uper· v 1 ~ion ol Ed1tor· tn ·Ch1cl Ron Kraft. is second to none--and I 'm not JU~t talkin~ about only gay hookllii, hut mam~1ream ones 3$ well I can'1 express how proud I am of "'hat they have dnnc ""llh Gtnrt .. Gtnrr ha~ 1hc large.,t paid c1rculat1on of any 1?3Y men·~ maga11ne., m the country It is i.:urrcmly 1n II\ \l~th yea ot puhl!ca­t1on HOUSTON VOICE I OCTOBER 18, 1996 9 plenty of parking and a pleasant atmosphere make for a fabulous day away from the fair. LOBO BOOK SHOP 3939-S Montrose 713 -522-515 6 Halloween Costumes Capes Masks Ears/Tails Nails Make-up Gloves Wigs Shoes Lingerie Pantyhose Tights Dance Belts Lashes 10 HOUSTON VOICE /OCTOB~R 18. 1996 This & That ... by Jon Anthof1}' The nC\\S \lf lhc \\oCCl \Ladonna ca\C birth to a cbughtcr and the paparazzi arc \\3Umg m the wings Give the Drva • bl'C'2l \klina Hhtridtet will ponra} ruck/blues legend Janb Joplin ma b10-p1c for an upcoming .... nStar film Rascd on the book low Janu b) the late singer's sister Laura. the film '' 1 II begin pro­ductwn m C'arl) JQQ7 Juria Robtrb and \Jcl Giboon began worl; lhis "eek on ~ Comp1raC\ 'T'MIJI') a thnllcr set in NC\> Y or\; In Ille film Gibson poru3) s a paranoid consptrac) theorist ~ dr1,cr The plot one of his lheones is true Roberts. "'ho Yt"U rcponcdl) pa1d a heft) Sl2 million Ytd! p1ay a Jumcc Departmcn1 la\\ycr \\ ood~ \lltn mll be a fcaturcd \01ce 1n rhe upcoming ammatcd film .An/J due m 1998 \\ hoopi Goldbtrt Ytdl take O\oCr the role of Ps<udolus on A fulllf} T111ng Hap~«d on th< Way totM Fonunon Broadwa) The role Ytill be adjusted so that Goldberg can portray the pan as a ¥ioman. '•lhan Linc garnered ra .. cs during his stint m the production Famed film director hancis Ford Coppola will helm the screen adapt3!1on of John GnJham·s bestselling no\-cl Th~ Rammalct!r The film. produced b\: \hchu l Doui::la.5' production company, has cast \latt Damon Clam~ Danes and Dann) GloHr lO date Dougl.u IS current!) bus) at \loOrk on TM Ga1iw co.-starnng Stan Prnn lnc1Clcntally Jodie F'"trr scnled her St 4 5 million dollar lawsull over 1 dispute that left her oul of The Game Foster "as set to star " th Dou&Jas in the film a Hrbal commitment lhat did not come to fruition Tcnns ''ere not dis.dosed 'BC wit movc its freshman s1teom \kn Belwn ng Badly 10 a llCl" lrmc: period on \\ edncsd:i)S The ncrn-orlr. will air 03dty at Spm and 'l'W»C ,_t!1r~Rad10 lO 8 J()pm bqmmn1 next month Badly a bawdy comedy 1tu.1 Ii\ CS up to its mon1L.er the nclwork s highest· rated '1C" sncom The producers of lndeptndenct! Da, which zapped s100 m1lhon at the bo:\-O!ficc \.\CfC given cane blanc 10 ~ake \\hat ever film lhc) \\an1cd as 1 'ollowup I heir choice a rcm3J...c ot Got!:. 11/a The film "111 ~tan produc11on n 1hc sprmg and ( :>lumb1a I r1Star's promi>tcs that n \\-Ill be the monster mo' e for the summer Reali>"' Gltnn (lo\t looks ra' shmgl) devilish 1n the h\-C·ICllOn \-Crs1on of Disney s upcoming JOI Dalmatians lhe hi~hl} an11c1p1ted film "•th C•ose as the mcn1c1ng Cruella De V1, hns ~ ate rs 22 median .J~ P1,copo "'JI appear as a special gucs1 at the Hou­ston Police .\t;t \- •1 ICS League (P·\L) fir\t e\-Cr Hewes Banquet on Oct 17 11 1 J(Jp1n f-or tu;:lr.et information contact PAL at 221-0602 CRS has given \ 'altrit Bt r t1nt lll another chance b~ s1gn1ng her 10 headline a sitcom for nc'l sea.son \1crcuf' Rc~ord \\ill release loon Osborne Earl) Rtcordmgs on '11\- 5 The album 1s a compila11on of her best recordings from mo of her prtv1ous albums prior 10 her use 10 supcrstardom ll1zabtth Ta~lor Ron ll0'4ard t:d"" ard G. Rob1nJOn. Fr1nL Sinaln Oun \ lartin ln~r1d Beri:m1n and \1 11 hrro" arc JUSI a fe" ohhe world renowned subJCCU 1n the 11e"' bool > ul BT}nnt!r PhotograpNI' (Harf) !"-. i\brams Inc, S39 95) The are-actur "IS nototaous for h1din& a i.amcra \\hcrenr he wcm and 1aL.1nJ e\lf"lrd1naf) a 10/10MALE STRID CONTE T I.I.... IO at ll:OOpm with Poivi ~ IQ/19 SATLRDAY SHOW If) at ll:OOpm wif h Roxanne L 10:/20 $1 Budweiser & Bud liqht ~ All Da11 AU N1qht pht'tos. man) of •h1ch \liCft' publl"'hcd tn u .. magazine 01rcctor \lartin ">cont"t "111 be hoMrcd "'th an American f·tlm lnslltutc's L1tc11mc .\chic\-cm~t ·\\.\.&rd 1h1s \-car Placido Domin20 has become the proud p;cip11ctor of a restaurant I lis Restaurant Dommgo opcM later lhlS month on Manhattan's Upper I .lil \1dc: \nn- \l u~arrl makes a rue 1cle\ISICm app¢;"1ra11ce m lhc CBS mo\ 1c Blut! RoJ .. o h.n~ h.ri\lofftnon co-s1ars in this pt>ignant talc of a "oman's struggle Rodeo airs Oct. 20 at 8pm. Gcuri=t Rum' "ho died shortl) after his 100 birthday this )Car \lirll rclUm as God in the tcnlali\-el) utJcd litm The 8t!JI \f'1n Burts \-OICe \lo1ll be done by 1m1tators and he will be computer re-created ThtS " II be the founh installment of the Oh God' lilm'S \I Ptctno 1s absoluttly phenomenal in Richard Ill 'lhc film 1s laugh pro>olong fun anJ Paeono does a manelous Job at brmgmg lhc Shalcspcare cla.s.s1e to the big screen 1n a manner 1h11 resonates CBS h1gh1) tou1cd sitcom /n1 starring I td Oan,on and \l ar~ S1ttnburgtn maLn 1lS dcbul this ~1'1nday l.k:t 21 Produced by \lurph) Broun creator 011nt E.nJ:,liih. CBS l:S banLmg on their starpo\\cr to dra\' hu~c ratings :\II four of lhc maJOr nctwor\ arc in a bidding "ar for the ri,hls to lht! Fir Wn:es Club. The nct\\!Jrl) behe\C the prcml'\C would be great s1t1;om material l\llltOont\: r td Bustll died at 1hc agt ol 61 la\t \\eel. Ucsscll \\4) best kno\\n as l\larlo T homa\' bo)frtc:nd l)onald m the hit )ilcom That G1r/ ( 1966· 71) Besse II starred m sc\-Cral other sitcom\ and \-\\lll an rmm-.. for producing TM Trucy l 'llman Show m 1989 · \ 1aking the Round1: \land) Pallnkin delivers a compelling pcrforman~c m Bro4e" Glass 11rmg on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre Oct 20 at 9pm lliZJ1Mth \lcGO\-ern CO-Stars m the Arlhur \fill play Gtraldint Ferraro and L arr) l\.inR appc as them.st:hC'S cin an amusing episode cir 4.furpJ Broirn Oct 21 at 8pm on CBS \ I Patino vrs11S the. TodlI) Slww on NBC' Oct 22 al 7am funn>l!Wl Don Rid.Its chcd.s in "1th Ji) l.tnl) on lhc Tomghr Shon Oct 22 and singer \ltn ( h1p1n Carptntcr ,,. .. .s ".lh .. 1m on Oct 2-' Tonight airs at JA lSpm Lil} Tomlin and Shtr~I CrO\\ \-tSll \\Ith Oa\id Lttltrman's COS I.ate Shon nn (}<,;t 22 at 10 35pm Lorctla l.)nn srngcr-1c1rcss \lice Fa)t and screen lciend Jun llarlon ouc all prcifiled on this \\Cd..s .\&:.f Hlographi· scnes \\h1d1 air$ \\C'dda~s at 7pm and cm:orcs at 11 pm ('haka l\.ahn and Si,\) Spacek iucsl on /he Rom• O'Donntll Slrou· Oct 25 at 4pm on \A(' allil1a1c Channel 13 and Bill \lurra) taU .. s l\l I.arr) l\.in~ on his liH sho" at 8pm on Cli\iN Ckl 25. Jtnn~ .Jone\ f:IX'S nostalgic \\hen she \.\tlcomes the f.mo11on\ Tomm) rutont. f\.C &. lht "iun\hmc Band and I om Baliil to her sho"' for a '7'1s rcunio'1 lcs.1 on Oct 25 Jones airs da1h at t lam on 'IK affihatc Cftanncl 2 Top of lh.t (hart~: ~mfcld \\On the \\cell> '"ielscns ratings contest TM Ghost an:J 11w Darkness debuted at the top of the ho\-olflce al bell barcl) TM First JI n't!s Club tame m second by a le\\ hundred lhousands BoW-w films raked in more than SQ milhC>n 11 the 00\-0llicc according 10 l·'-h1bitor Relations TM long Aus Goodmght opened in third pla~e malr.mg ncarl) SQ million 1tscll \lacarrna is Mill the tflp s.ingle and '\1nana1 \ f'rom th4! \l11dd) Bunb of 1h~ U uhlctih dommah!S the album chans. according to Billboard magaJ'lne Sttphtn King (Despt!ralwn) and h1;, alter ego Richard Bachman (/ht Regrtlalor.f) dominate the NC\\- Yorlr. Times bestseller's list for lict1on Both titles arc auilablc at Cros~road;, Marlo.cl Th~ Dilbert Pnnc.:1plt! b~ Scott \ dams is the #I Mn· fiction 111lc Quott of tht Wctlc "I don'/ thmlc it's a llgh1mng bolt Wt'rt tuughl that 11 1s We 'rt! /old tho/ IM room will 1hak..!> and ,l u'/J 4nolt ,.fnd 11's 1uit not • • Brookt Shield!: m a TV Guide tef'-ie"' taU..mg about her rcla11onsh1p "1th tennis ace \nd r t .\gassi South of the Border Ni9ht ThursdalJ. Hostess ts ~/21MAL( STRIP CONTEST 2 at 11:00pm with Daivi .2517 Rolph Street ot Westheimer October 24 11:00pm Lana Blake, ~ IO/'}'} Amofeu,./Tolent Niqht of 1- U 11:00pm with Oi,an Michaeli 0 10/23 ~~ u.J 011E (wo}lwl sliow AT llp• ~ I a nd G ranny's Burger s! (713) 527-9071 • Happlj HouP 7am-9pm weekdo4s • $1.50 Well 4-7 Saturda4 • $1.50 Vodka 7 om-6pm • Muq Club 7 am-JOpm • $3.75 Pitchers & $1.75 Muqs Leah Hal st on I Vanessa Ralje Tif fanlJ. Powers, & Erica Stone! ALSO GrannlJ.'s Tacos! HOUSTON VOICE I OCTOBER 18, 1996 11 '96 ART f[S RASCALS Pl!fSf ~T TMr ART Of l~PrR50NATION Rachelle Stevens JessK:a Blair Daily Specials ... •Mondays $1.50 Miller Products $2.00 Cuervo Shots Monday Night Football on the big screen and Free Pizza!!! • Tuesdays $1.75 Well Drinks $1.50 Domestic Longnecks • Wednesdays $1.50 Domestic Beer Free Happy Hour Buffet Tommie Ross Doors open at 2pm Saturday & Sunday with 3 shows daily at 3pm, Spm, &7pm! With $1.75 WELL DRINKS & $1.50 DOMESTIC BEER until Spm Dyan M•chaels T 1t1a Alexander RASCALS Li'l Rascals Strip Contest with Five Places earning a total of $375.00! '---------,r-11"""""":-::"::-:':':"-.:-'."!""'"".~;-;-:-' • Tlzursdays $1.50 Vodka Drinks Retro Rewind with Robert •Fridays $1.00 Schnapps Shots Free Happy Hour Buffet • S1111days $2.00 Mimosas $1.75 Well Drinks Iii Close 12 HOUSTON VOICE/OCTOBER 18, 1996 ~Qounseling for Evolution , ~ and Revolution Individual ,. Group ,. Couples ,. Training ,. Consulbltion Colleen R. 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MAKt:'-U\'TDt:'~S! when you mention ..:A(Appointment preferred) 0 fhc Voice ~ JBWe/'g 4#N#A5ftW#ftf,*¢4 HOLRS 10:00-6:00 M-SA1 Closrd su ... dAy 2404 lAfr 52~-~557 Did you know that Houston Voice I classified ads cost less than This Week in Texas, OutSmart or The Houston Press? Lovers Can Break More Than I I Hearts--Part II Domestic Violence In Our Community The Myths & The Facts By BLA"ICA BALDERAS A ugly secret ot the gay and lesbian com munuy I"' the fa1.:t that partner ahu!<ie and dating violence happen:, 111 our rela· 11onsh1p<i JUSI as they do 111 .. stra1glll .. relallonsh1p' The myth as that 11 doesn t happen and we wish that v.erc llU< . The ~omblc roal11y " 1ha1 bal· termg happens m one out of tour of our rela11onsh1ps Dcspuc the tear and community denial. more and more Ga} men and I esb1ans are spcakrng out ahout haucrmg and other forms nl ahu~e perpeuatcd hy 11111ma1e par1ners. One ot the m) ths that our community has about domestic v1olencc 1s that 1t occurs primarily when: stric1 roles (such as Butch/Femme) are practiced. m 111 cer· rain groups such a' the l.earher and SIM crowd The truth j, that vwlcncc and ahuse are tound 111 all parrs of our commu· nit)., So group regardless nt ra1..·e <:lass, levc:I of income, eth111c11y. age. ahll 11y educatwn pol111cs , religion or lltestyle 1s lrce from domcs11.,; v10- lenc .. Size il.nd wc1gh1, hur ... hmess or quceniness have no1h111g to do \\1•h whe1her or t:lOI a person v.111 he a v1ct m or an a buser fhc ~auonal l cather A~so1,;1 auon (;\LA ) passed a sratcmcnl on domestic Vt lcnce 111 1991 calling on 1hc orgdn zAt inn to conrrrnt tl11s issue and pro\·1de hroad c:Jucahon about lhe cr111cal d1ttcrence' b<iween consensua SIM and abuse The mono or NLA is •·sate, Sane:, and Con · 'ensua I You ma) lh ink that you could c.1saly .111J always idenuty an ahu.,.er when you meet onc. so II would ht easy not to get 111volvcd with one. The truth I\ that 1hc1e 1s no wa) to te!I h) looking Gay men and I esb1ans who haller or abuse iHC nor crnzy and a1e selc.Jom seen as mean They can he friendly, social, charming anc.l even physically u11intim1dating . In tact ~ they are sometimes everyone's hc\l tncnc.l and the lite ol the party. They can he lmd They have rhei1 gooc.l ,1dc ant.I othe1 people don't have trouhle falling 111 love with rhem . The11 vu.:1ims can he 111J1v1duals who arc strong capahle, and c.Jynamu.: . Many people thinl that vwlence 1s caused hy fa,1urs such as subs1ance ahuse, 51ress ch1ldhooc.J violence or provoca1ion The tact 1s that a ha11- erer choO\CS to he violen1 and IS respon ­sible tor his/her hehavior lnd1v1du · al' may c.Jeny this re,pons1htlit) anc.J want to tinc.J e:tcuses Alcohol and drugs do ncH cause dome\11c v1olcnce . Stop­ping \Ubstance abuse docs not guaran· tee 1hat the ha tiering w Ill stop Mo5-t impnrtanlly, thuc i' no dnect c.:aust: <tnc.l effect relation,h1p he1wccn these !ac­tor' and domt:st1c violence . There 1s NEVl•R a JUSt1t1cJt1011 101 It Anorhcr myth 1s thal anger always leads to violence Wt: all get .111gry some11mcs and that 1s OK The problem 1s not .mgl!' as we u'ually expcric:-nce 1t The prnhlem rs when 1hat anger h.1s hu11t 1s JctcJ ou1 m an tn.Jpprupr1ate way When someone ac1s out their anger wuhout 1al111g 11uo account the consequenc.:es ol rheir acci:uns anc.J where there has heen an atmosphere ol ml: m1c.Ja1 ion l: 1 ea led w1th111 the relat1011~h p Ne~t week . Octohcr is Domestic Vw .. lence Awareness Month This article is Part II of a three part seric~ Pai I III ot ••nreakin~ More lh:tn l leaflt;, ' wil l appear 111 ne:tt week', '"sue nl J"he llnus· tnn Voice B/a11n1 BalclertH IS a Croi.\ CoU/l.\t'• /or for tire Domesli<" Violenn• Unit oj tire llouston Police Dept . r-­Writers Honored Lifetime A chie l'ement A ward for Joan Nestle A gala awards ceremony on Oc1 25 a1 1he Algonqum Hotel will honor Joan Ne~tle wmner of !he Bill Whitehead A"a1d 101 L1tet1mc Achievement a1HI l·ellce P1cano and Sarah Schulman. ""inners of 1h1s )ear'; Ferro·Grumley A"ards lo1 Outslanding Novel lor /.1Ae Pwplt 1n Huron and Rar Bohtmra The •lla11 "'II aho marl the presentation ot the Rob· ert Chesley Playwrt11ng Awud to Susan Miller, and 1he L1fet1me Ach1e,c­men1 Awud to Robert Pat11ck The~e four awards arc unusual among those given for lesbian or gay-themed wruing bccau>e 1hey each carry a cash prize of SIOOO. While 1he I·erro·Gruml<) and Robert Chesley Award' arc pre senl<d by Stephen Grecco and The Rob· crt Chc>ley Founda1rnn in coopera­tion Wltl:\ the Puhli~hing rr1an¥IC , the ,elec11on process lor 1he Bill Wh11e­head A"ard depends sol<!) upon 1he r11 angle membership I ach Spr1ng Wh1 tchcad ballols arc 111a1 ed to all mem berS m &Ood Slan<! ng who lhcn have the opportun t} to no mina1c a writer Gt 1he11 choice to be reco1n1Zcd f r a~ .iutstandmg body of work w11h s 1gn1f 1cant lesbian or ga} con1e11t •• Mem bers also nomma1e a panel of JUdges who .... ons der the nomrna11ons a"ld s ele...t a ~inner In odd numbered years the \\hue head award goe..~ to a man; tht\ year, II will go to a i.1.ornan . Previous Wh11ehead winners have heen hdmund Wh11c, Audre Lorde Jame\ Purdy, Adrienne Rich , Samuel Delany, Judy Gi;1hn , and Jonathan Ned Katz The cash p111c~ tor the Wh11ehead Award and 1hc l·erro­Grumley Awards are drawn from a chari 1able 11u't es1abl1<hed spec1l1call} tor this purpose through bequest from the author Alan Barnett and ec.J1tor George Sumbolian The IJ11l Wh11c head A""arc.J is named for 1hc tale ec.Juor· m·ch1cf of I' P Du11on, "ho wo1ked w11h authors like Ec.Jmun<l Whue, Anne Rice (w111mg a< A .N Roquela11e) , and Dom Grumbach . The f'erro -Grumley Awards are presented in memory ot Roh· <rt Ferro and Michael Grumlcy, novel tsts and lovers who em:ouraget.I many young IHll<rS. The Rohen Chc-le) Award 11a< «lablished by 1he play wright Victor Bumbalo in honor ol his late friend, who \I. as the authm ot, among 01her 11·orks , Jukus F-or more 111forma11on 1hou1 J01111ng 1he Publish ng T11an1le, which also s pons rs Na11onal Les bian and Ga) Book Mon1h B okAlllS . and varrnus 01hcr proiec1s, plc>Sc wrue 10 PO llo• 1.4 , Prrnce S1reet Stall n New YorL . SY 10012 , <Jr email al l'uhTrtan­gle@ nycnet ~ om A Silver Lining in the Marriage Cloud By J011 1' D'EMILIO Let's admit 11 The shore-term prospe<:I\ tor the acceptance of same-gender mar· r1age are not promising A third of the ~tates have passed laws proh1h1ting recogn111on of !i.Uch marriages from another state By a lopsided vote, Con­gress has passed the so-called Defense of Mai 11a~e ACI (DOMA), and the Pre'l­dent hali. signed 1t. And polls 111dica1e thal. while most Americans don't gave mut:h thought to the 1ssut!, when they do think ahuut, they oppose ll Ir's true that the court' 111 Hawa11 might pave the way tm legall1a11nn there And our act1v1st lawyers tc:ll us that the ne" anti-marriage laws will not w11hstand constitutrnnal challenges But It 1s also true that reli­ance on the courts 1s always an "1ft)·'' propos1t1011 . Jn "'hort, the odd\ are not good 1ha1 c1v1I marriage will be coming to us om} t11nc soon AnJ mo\t of us know tlus. In a recent poll hy The Ath:ocate • more respondents thought gay mar r1age would 11c;11r1 he legal than that H would hap· ptn 111 lcic;s 1han 1wn year\. A largl' majority p1·ed1cted It would take a decade or more of camp<.tign1ng hefore Wt:' \uccecd It th al·~ the c.1\C then we need serHlU\ly to talk ~lf;tteg)· Whal u ... etul into1ma11011 t.:Jn we glean from thi" year'\ h1 ... 1011c marriage dchate'' A lot I thinL hll 111st.a11cc· though our man1ages. .are not yet legal the Uehalc 1s p1upell1ng la1ce numhers ot us Ill get marned any\l..1y 111 churche!<. and synagogues, 111 rented half~ and 111 puhl1c srnmgs These 'ume lllncs huge gathcrmgs in v.h1ch we opl·nly all11m our love .a1e -dare I u'e the word-nur mallzrng" our relatmnsh1p~ lcH the man) hetero~exuah who w1tnco;;<;; the JOY and hopefulnes' of our un1on\­Jn ama11ng amount of ed11onal opinion 1 1s with us Jou 111all\ls ha\ie scru111111cd 1he dch;t1e c;11ctully. and many ot them cannol find a single good reason tor den)·ini:: U\ the 11ght to marry In lhc !;tllll" month that DOMA hcctlllt..' law, the city ol Denve r and the corpnra1c hchcmoth IBM ex1cnded dome ... 11c pa1 t~ ncr ... h 1ps 10 their cmployecs. Most 11nportantly. even many of 1he opponenl\ nl <;,amc-gender ma1r1age have moved a a;reat d1'-lance 111 the la~t year. Roy Rome1. 1he Governor ot Colorado, oppo~es same-gender marriage' hut 111 the course ot h1~ state's dehate !<lard that law and puh· lie policy needed 10 change to G l"e \la­ti 1I11 y and protecuon to our relatwn­sh1ps . .Sena1or Pally Murray ol Wa>h in~wn. whale 'upporuni:: DOMA. al~o As 11 ·hc,11ant" vendor of Spect1um '96. I made two tr 1ps to the George Brown Con\.cntwn Cente1 to ~et up the •·dog and pony show" tor my business. On both v1s11s I was hu v..ith comments of how The \ oice had "ruined'" Spectrum Cu11- ously enough. I was hearing these rernarb on rriday btfort the event even opened 1h doors on Saturday morning. J was curwus enough about the artic le to find J copy of The Voice and read what ll said II was JU't too 1mpress1ve thmkmg that you could ha11e tha t much contrnl on ihe community from an artic le on page 29 in ihe hack sec11on of lhe paper (adm1t­icdly, I was JU" a bll iealou,) J•iank ly Dchorah, I don I 1h111k 1ha1 it wa ... one nt your tu~uer pieces 11 wa!:I ,0 damn t.aciual that 1t was bor mg It I had IPLAY~ came out forcefully for domestic part· nersh1p laws. And there are others like them 111 Congress and in state legisla­ture~. What does this mean for us strate­gically" A great oppor1un11y ha< opened tor us. We can use the eduorial and opin- 10nmaker 111ews that support us, hold elected uff1c1a ls 10 their word, and pro­pel the movement for domes11c partner­sh 1p recogn111on and benefits for­ward F.mployee g1oups all around the country are dmng tl11s already. They are seeing the wo1 kplace as an important location of change, and recognize that partnership henefit~ art: a logical demand to make But why not make thi' a broad·based nat1onw1de legisla1ive campaign as well'> Just as we saw an11gay marriage leg1sla11on dehated 1n mo<;,t of the states this year. why can't we see domestic part­nership bcnet11s become the debate of 1997 and 1998 in cuy councils and state legislatures everywhere The advan­tage" would be grear. The edul:a11onal 11;.tluc would he cno1111ous Jt"s an oppor­lunny to w111 allic!<i ,1 Mcp at .1 time. Any v1c­hH 1cs we ad11evc would alMl h11nc prac lll"al hcncf1ts w many couples. And. It lays the groundwo1 L for futurt~ change. C1ca1es more OfHions for many lnlks. and 111<.1}' open unexpected po~s1tillit1es The m~u nagc l\SUC l1.1s tapped mto a very deep emot1onJI place lor many ot us. I can alnw~t hca1 some 1eaders 'aying that a c.1111pa1gn tor domcstu.: rannership rccogn1110n 1s settling fur second hes1, 1s sel11ng out and accepung halt a loaf. But lei's think. h1stonca1Jy tor a m111u1c fhe Afr1can·American civil rights movement always knew that seg­regation was wrong pure and simple. At the same 11111e, 111011eme111 leader\ thought stralcg~l..·ally ahout how 10 mak.e change l"hc} did not hcg111 with a lull-frontal assau lt on the hcarl of segrega1ion They wo1 lcd along the periphery at first. a1tack1ng 1he separate but equal doc­trine 111 plal'es l1L t.> med1c: al sc hools and f l J dU<tlc educa tio n Only when they had bu ill up a base of in111al victories did 1hey go after segregation in the public l<.Chooh; the smaller victories laid 1he groundwork tor the big ones. It would be a shame 11 we let the emotional power of the marriage l\sue cloud our c;,enc;,e of how to move forward and accumulate v1c10· rie~ along 1he way Dec;,p11e our los!IOes. this year's deba1e has softened the ground. Let·, start p loughing. John D 'Emilio i.< th• Director of NGLTF Poftt·y / n.'ifltull' . 1w1 heen Ml kccnl) 1111crested 111 the con tent. I would ha\"e ne11er read the enure ar 11clc Alan, how whincy and 1rre~pons1blc can you he'J I ~Ujlpose your lcuer of lase week answers that quest ion The concept of a community busrness expo " grea1 and hopefu lly, The Grea1er llouston Gay and Leshran Chamber of Commerce, L1B and/or EPAH can 1ake the lead to have such an e11ent nex1 year One tha1 will be of lhe caliber this com­mun11y deser11cs PS. Deborah, please leach me how to be a Power Godde"" Suiannt• Amlerson tS the ou:ntrlbroktr of Suzann• Andason Prop•rties, a ccwtmunl/\" acti\'i.'it and a Prrn·tr God­dr\.\ in htr own nght . 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JUSt ask the operator and you "111 be connected Ask for their fa\ number) ii1ld e-mail addresses as ""ell Call US Capitol (202) 224-3121 (Senators & Representatives) Wruc The Honorahle U.S Senale Washinglon. DC 20510 The Prcsidenl of !he Un11ed Slates Prcsodenl 8111 Clinton fhe Whole House 1600 PcnnS} lvanoa Ave Washington. DC 20500 The Honorable U.S. House of Rcprescntallves Washington, DC 20515 \\ httc House Public Comment Linc '202) 456-7639 E-mail: prcs1dcnt1!, "h1tch1>usc.gov KOLBE PROJEC Ot~ Lens YOU, " Ct11t 1hu t~• • Oct. 23, 7:30 pm • lOVIJIO EXPERIEllCE. Servl19 t~• Bey, Lu•lu, 81-uml r.uumity ef Catheliu & Friu'•· Bmiwa 1 part ef Di91lty U.S.A. • "COMING OUT TO YOURSELF" Oct. 25, 7 pm • MUSICAL NIGHT SERVICES Saturdays 7:30 pm Traditional Mass lnclualvo lturgy colobrotod. Cal llld preoa 4 for our Social Evonto I. Schedules. Todoo blonvonldNI (Full deuils in ~5 - ~ Gay llld Usbilll Yellow Pages) In the Heights 1307 Yale Ste. H Phone 880-2872 Catch The Bering Spirit A Place for Everyone ,~f,l,. BERING MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH A Reconciling Congregation Where persons - reqardless of sexual orientation, qender, ethnicity, aqe - fully participate in the church's life and ministries as loved disciples of Christ. 1440 Harold at Mulberry Sunday School ....... 9:30 am Sunday Worship ... 10:50 am (713) 526-1017 RAISE & WORSHIP ~ENING SERVICE • 7: pm IV Affected Group "'7; pm HIV Infected Group • 7:30pm MIDWEEK SERVICE ~i - e~iU e~u (713) ff ()-9235 Church Calendar of Events Friday-10118 • .. Your Sai;red Self' -study a:roup using the best seller by Wayne Dyer COME learn more about your sacred self. sacred s1srcrs & broth ers, & the sacred, lovin& Creator God who made H so. At Kingdom Community Church 862-7533 • Catholic Mass at 10:00 am Kolbe Pro1cct 522 8182 Sunday-10119 ~aranatha Fellowship Metropolitan Church Services ··A Study in the Gocopel ot Mark and .. The ·1 Factor," fHow to be a pos· 1uvc 1ntluencc on others u a wttncss tor Christ) at 10.00 am Prai~e and Worship , Mm· 1stry ot the Word Drama and Personal Mm· tStr) 11.00 am at Maranuha Fellowship 528-6756 • MCCR wor-.h1p service\ 9:00 am & It :00 am 861-9149 • Worship Service It :00 am at Fauh and Hope Fellowsh•p 773-4429 • Gnce Lutheran Church Sunday K"hool for all ages at 9 30 am Worship Service at 10 30 am 528 -3269 • First Unitarian Un1vernllH Church Sunday Service> at 9·30 am and 11 30 am 526 5200 • Serv1cc1; at 5:30 pm• D1gn11y Church 880 2872 • Communuy Gospel Church \l.orsh1p scrv •« ao 11 00 am & 7 00 pm SERVICE IN NEW LOCATJOS. 4305 LILLIAS 880-9235 • Houston \1:1,s1on Churi.:h worship service a1 IO 30 •m 529-8225 • Kingdom Commun11y Church wonh1p ~rv1ce at 11.00 am Sunday School at 10 00 am 862·7533 "The Celemnc Prophecy, An Expcnen11al Guide" It JO 00 am • Ecumen1cat Caihollc Church Mau at 10 15 am 526-8095 • Covenan1 BapCtst Church Worship 'ierv· ice l 30 pm and cJu~auon hciur al J .00 pm 668· 8830 • Bcrma: ;\frmonal Un11ed Metho(.h\l Church Worship service lO· 50 am Seekers class 9 15 am 526 1017 B3 FAMILY MORTUARY Private Cremation $515 Complete O..onlQnzmp"' mi, : ~:~tfol~t: ~::~~~~11 • P.r~·!~~:1gd1~1~!~~1;:: •All luuranc1 Polle'" Ho•ond 522-9030 2603 Southmore • Hous1on • 7700i 5lJNDAY 11 ~ R~J,.,,,.ap~ An evangelical mm1stry with celebration services of Praise, Prayer and Study of God's word. 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Kingdom Community Church 7:30 pm 862· 7533 . • Ecumenical Cathohi.: Church Mao:;s a1 7:00 pm 526-8095 • \1aranatha Fellowship MC\ mcel\ to tor mulatc 11s M1ss1on Statement ;,1ind M1n1stry Plan from 7:00 pm to 9 J5 pm Everyone J\ welcome . 528-6756 • ''Com mg Out to Yourself .. at Kol he Pro­J<• I 7 30 pm 522 8182. Thursday - 10124 Bible Study 7 Pm At Fa11h And Hope hllow. shop 773-4429 • Community Gospel Chun:h worship scrv· ice 7 ·30 pm 880-9325 • Ser1.·1ce tor Healini: w11h An111n1111i:, "'' Kolbe Proiect. 7 30 pm 522 8182 If vou wunl an nt111 /i.Ut'd t11 111/.\ su111m , pfru." call 529-8490 KINGDOM COMMUNITY CHURCH I Caleb a ghmpoc of the Kingdom of God Sunday School - tO AM Sunday Worship Scrvu;::c - ll AM Wednesdays: A Counc: tn Miracles - 7-.JO PM 4404 BIOUOfll at Snover 713-862-7S33 HousTON VoicE CLAssifiEd Ads GET RESULTS Advertise your hurch here! Call 529 8490 Lee Takes a LookatMCCR Rtl' Johnron of MCCR M CCR and Voice Have Long Association Metropolitan Comrnun11y Church of the Resurrec11on (MCCR) began advertis ing w11h the llous1on Voice on July 17, 1981 Presently located at 1919 Decatur. the church was not always so visible On the hN Sunday ot Decernher, 1972, a le" people celehrated their love of God in someone', home. A~ their member­ship g1cY.., Chey mo\·ed to a bicycle \hop. Wanlrng a place the) could call home a melal huil<l1ng on Jo Anmi: Street became the otht.:1al location of MCCR. Charted m 191 S by 1hc Me tr opoluan Com mu 1111y Church loundcd h) Re\ Tro) Perry, MCCH could only (la1m a mt'mher~h1p of fc\l.CI lhan 40 pe sons Nuw, 1n 1996, MCC'R boasts over 400 member' v.ith ongoing :u:c1v1t1es prac11cally every day ul the week! In an 11Hcrv1cw '-'"llh Rev. Dwayne John­son and Assoc1a1c J>aqor Rev. Caro lyn Muhley, I learned JUSl how husy the i:hu1ch 'tall and members keep them· selves' The La} Ministry meets the ht three Mondays of the month w11h the Hoard ot Directors meeting on the 4th Munda) I he !'rnpowerment for L1v- 111g Group (an Ill\" support group) meets on rucsdays w11h a Poi Lucl Dinner heg111ning at 6·30pm On Wednesd3)S the acturn t:nntmues Most of the;: rnu.,.ic m1n1s1ries practice on Wednesday wHh a B1hk Study and/or Lecture Series ongoing On rhur .. da). the Fxcel Team has training sC!<i.SIOn!<i. and plans for sp1r uual reheats. More than 20 groups (over 150 people) meet all over Houston each weel tor " Re V1s1on .. -·a long-range planning 'tudy group CODA (Co­Dependent' Anonymous) & SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) meet at the church, " do Gay & Leshian Parents , To hecome a member of MCCR, one muM attend Membership Classes held in three general Sessions. Session I covers ''Who Arn P", Session II "What 1s MCC'!" and Se"1on Ill "Where Do I F11 In''" The phdo,ophy of church mern ­hersh1p 111 MCCR 1s that people are ready for membership rn the church when they can. I) Define their personal relation· ship wllh Chrisi, 2) Claim the power ot Spiritual Gifts active in their life; 3) Atlirm Chros11an Education as a life long adventure, 4) Find that Min><try Involvement hrings fulftllment and and cons1s1ent When as.led ahout awl ward or emhar rassing moments ot RC\ s Johnson and Mobley. both rea<lil} ollered several instances Rev Mohleyrccalled one 1nsta1H.:c rnv,1hoang Communion After consec1a11ng 1hc cup "'he noticed tha1 the cup was empty The Communion could not go on, "' Rei. Mohley patiently nodded to one ot the church stall mern­he1s lhat something was m1ssrng and needed to be tliled Rev. Johnson shared the story ot the Sunday that he was preachrng about Peter the Apostle Something happened as he was dellver­mg the sermon as he 1alled about Peeper. not Peter. From that time on. Re,· John­son ~;lipped almost every time when he exalted Peeper, 1101 Peter He went on 10 say that he1ng new 10 Houston, the big­gest fear he had was the idea of ha>ong 10 shave his head since 1he humid11y would make his hair fall. A fe"' weeks later. he allended the Moss Camp America Pag­ean1 and decu.Jed 11 was okay to have big hair in Houston; ergo. no shaved head! Both Revs. Johnson & Mobley ondocated that elements of reflective. medila· t1ve and peaceful deliveries were as important as humor rn a sermon Future goals of MCCR were hest 'umrned by Rev, Johnson as "people working together building systems, programs, and confidence tor our future•• II is a defonlle part of MCCR ·, tutu re to huy properly IO ht:llL'r 'erve 1he commu­nity and be mo1e at:cess1hle If \\'.e move mto "'1mC"lh111g 1hat 'eah le!'s 1han 1.000. "'e are not lnoling real1 t1call) at our future," s.a1d Re' John .. on. lo further 1c11c1a1e on 1ha1 ~UhJCCl la .. 1 "'t:d. ·, a11enJaru:c leemeJ '°'" llh O\e1 600 "'or sh1pe1 .. HeJ1!11ng tha1 lust 11me \ISi· ior .. need to feel weh:nme. Rev_ John son. seven1I hoa1d memhers and long 11me memhers relinqu1Shed 1he1r own ~cals !<.O the visllors would feel a1 home l-01 Nu1 'e' y employees l(J al rend 1hc sci vice: nn Sunday. Rev. Mobley took over 1hru- duties. Not often you see a Pas· tor \\'Orklng 111 the Nursery! Rev. John\Oll ~ummed up the m1cn1ew bc"t "hen he .. a1<l tha1 "'MCCR can be: a part ot the fahr1c te'\ture and beauty "here people can come and create family and rai..c 1he1r children in a loving and pos1- 11ve en\ ironment •• 'lte Tak.ts a Look IS an occas1onal frature OJ tht l/ouston Votu shoM'­casmR some of our longtime ad\'ertis­trJ to shm,· our apprrcuwon of thetr many ytars of support . l"Y• and 4) Celehrate their T11he and I Rn MJ1h1<1 of MCCR t11unt:1al g1v1ng 10 Gn<l as gene:1ou1;, r Guidcli~es for comn~unity o.rganizat1ons or individual writers l in1crcs1cd 1n havmg articles printed Ill ·1 he Houston Voice. Please stop h) or send a selfaddressed stamped business size envelope to: Guideline.\ 811 Westhcimcr #I 05 Houston, IX 77006 HOUSTON VOICE I OCTOBER 18, 1996 15 1{!.l-lazy I J12 Tuam • Houston fl (71J) S28-9J4J * rullDJ\ y SUPE~ SA 10:JO p~ Slfo*w SAruRdAy, Ocrnbrn 19 MC: Miss PEACHES Co-HOST: FRANkiE LANE OiANE JAcksoN MiCHAElAy SATURdAy, Ocrnbrn MC: Miss T.T. & ERiCA LANE GUESTS: lRiciA BlAkE SpECiAl GUEST 26 11/e ~ ~ 77 tj,ood Lud at ~ ~ ~'lie4/ FRIDAY "'ICHT 8-BALL LEAGUE ME'.1bERS Q,(y VENf U STid ARto~\d & DA"E wnk nuR DJ Bill CO\ZAIEZ 11113 Main - IDDSIDD • 922-0000 Check Out Our Long Power Hour and Low Prices Noon Open to 9:00 pm 7 Days a Week ALL WELL/BEER/WINE 1.75 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 9:00pm till ? Guest Bartenders on the "TOP" ~ Lancer's Motorc cle Club ~ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, IOpm SLAVE AUCTION Hosted by Ken Claude, Candidate for Mr. Prime Choice • Benefits Steven's House SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 5:00pm till ~~. ~ "- Cookout on the "FARSIDE" ~ ~ !fl "Houston Area Bears Guest Bartend 8:00 pm GRIN n' BEAR IT A Bear Contest • Hosted b Anita Mann 16 HOUSTON VOICE I OCTOBER 18. 1996 A Concert Presentation of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's 01' rI1{'£'£ I SI'l{(j One Night Only! Saturday, October 26, 1996, 8:00 PM, $20 Main Street Theater at Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose, in the Museum District For ticket'.>~ c_alI 524-6706 A A,J Ai',~' A 817 Fairview (@ Con11erse) c-~~ (713) 528-9204 ~S~'kl~S~S~~ ~ s~ 11.00 tu- ., & October 19 ~ f f. ~ Birthday Bash for t ' · - • Paivi Lee Love & Miss .Zack Frnfoy, October 18th Miss Zaci Tony Santana S1v1 Ross :.nca Lant 11:00 pm Satunfoy, Octo6er 19th Miss Zaci Paivi L« Love Tony S<Lntana Dyan Mir fiatfs Michatf Smotlters Su1ufo y, Octo6er 20th Miss Zaci Lrica Lane Ashlee Houston Pai vi L« Love e- .... c-.. .... 7~ ~ ""4 - 7cte.a ~ ~ 4 ~ .u 11.301-. $SO e~ .,,"'¥ FRi., Ocr. 18, 9:00 pM Bobbi Jo's 8iR1hdAy 8Ash & AN·wAl DRAG Show SiMply SiNfull SAr., Ocr. 19 10 AM - MAd MAN JusTicE BANd fEATURiNG SnviE MuREE 11 AM - RIDE TkE molbs. LUGEI! Skm spECiAls All WEEkENdl J pM MISS WEST FEST CONTEST CoME doNATE A buck foR ouR AIDS FICHT ANd Jtdp us dEcT A NEW QUEEN of TltE FESTIVAL! j PM SJtidA LENNON ON-STAGE i '9 9 p~ - RSICSS COURT PRESENTATION of CANDIDATES ?1 / \ yhG foR R1,,by & Ji.,,'s covmd riTIEs, EMpRESs & Ii\ EMpEROR XIII. Co'ilE SEE rkEiR skou; A\d Mm rkEM All! ~ Su:'I., Ocr. 20 10 AM - ShiElA LENNON ENTERTAiNs ON ouR OuTSidE STAGE! COME OUT EARly ANd ENjoy hER show! TAK£ A !?IP£ ON OUT? ~ Hm A cockTAil iN ouR BEER 300LBS LUG~! .... Or--·"' GudEN ANd pEOplE wmk ~ } pM · WATCH ThE c1owNiNG of ouR ~ NEW MISS WEST FEST AhER ThE dRAG show! t, 6 - 10 pM - Choe. CovrnEd ChrnRiEs R & B BAr-.d:t' * 1100 Westheimer * 523-7217 * Mayberry It Ain't ~cws from Lex111g1on. Norlh C'arol1na 6 -vear old Johnathan Prevette wa' ~u ... pe,nde<l from school, in ca~t: you haven't heard Seem .. 1he lltrle Pn:velle ki ... sed om: ot h1" cla~\mates-one of the opposite sex. even--dn the cheek, and'" being dis c1plined in response to the school~· rule prol11h1ting '"unwarranted and unwel~ ctime couching ot one student hy another." Wa11 · 111 the .. chool board sees the Roherl ~lappletho1pe gr<etong CA<d Johnathan 1 uenJs to gave he tor V•1len une s Day Political Stuff 01J anyone 11 e 1he unusual pre dd'ldte exchange bc:t"'ecn Bill and Roh at the. very begrnn111g ol the f11 st pres1Jent1al debate> I found It m1ghl) odd that, 111'tead of a more t1ad1t1011al grce11ng. Hoh Dole: seemed lo brush ... omething-pc:rhaps a Big ~he ..,lJlll oft the Pre-.1den1·-. lie . Cheers to Bill tor not tallmg tor it. I can·l thinl of an)th111g more emh1ttrassrng to1 our Commander 111 Chief to have glaru.:ed down and have 111~ nose flicked on 1utional telev 1s1on . Religious Stuff S the Pope 1 rel.OVt.rrng trom having lus append1:\ removed . Answer me tht'.'). what " 1he pomt of hemg the P11pe His lloh ne!-.S God", nght·hJnd·man 011 c.uth the Ca1h-'1c !\1acl Dadd) . p·cl a form ot add ess 1t )OU can'I hHe a lit1lc th111g llkt:' an append1J1. m1raculou ly cured without having co go through the mus' and fuss of ... urgery·' All those years of wear ... ing those 111Ju.:ulou-. hats ought to count for someth111g. h's JU'I an append1~. for Pete s sale . It"!i not like he'' a"'k 1n~ for a ne"' hc:art 01 liver 01 !.rnrncth111g vita l I hope he al least got some good paink1l· lers. While he's sllll grogg), II might he the ide;:al time tu •dip h11n some posl·appendix papal c:,cyd1cah to sign, rever,ing the church's stant:e nn hnth control. homo· i;e~uality . and che role ot women 111 the church Carpc <l1etet1c J1em 1 B) The Way- Does anyhody out tht:re lnow any1hing about d1scri111111atrnn ha-i;ed on Se.\ual or11:ntat1on 111 1n:-.111u1wns nl h1~her learn ing'' Without going 111to too much detail, someone I lnow and lo\.'C who attends a private Chr1,t1an col lege has llcrn: you say ·> come under tht aJm1n1sta-a· tive gun for being a Lesbian. Get this. This school ha1.,: a handhool that actually state~. and I quote_ ··cun1ver­suy 111 queqion) proh1h11s on lh campu' . practice or <1dvocacy ol behavior \Ul:h as , hu1 1101 l11naed to hnmosc\uality premarital 1ntercour.se .1hori1011 adultery r~ ygam) ••r•. child .1huse or prost1tu11011 Is 1ha1 lc:gal' In 1996, In AmeriL:a! l'J love to know It )'OU or sornt:one you kn1n" has had a similar e>penence, pf<a,e call 71 ;1620-2857. h may be t1111c lO nrnhll11e;; Sign of Tlze Times Su there I "'as. <l11v1ng hat.:k to llous.ton afte1 visiting my lover who 1s a student at Cont:ordia Un1vc1stty Ill Au,t111. Yt:s. II 1s a private Chr1,11an college, 111 cttsc you were wondering As I was <lnvrng, I was th111k111g ahout how \lrange 1t 1s that here we are, and people I know and love an: s11JI he1ng persecuted tor he1ng g1.ly Then I swung onto 59 Northhuund from 610 and right there at 1he We<layan exll . h1g as gay lite was th al heautllul hllltrnard . " Someone;: you know and love 1~ gay:· Congraiulalwns to Pr:LAG ant.I lo u-. . It"s not often we can make a pos111ve ~1a1ca ment for human nght~ and l:heesc: oft Elca· nor Tinsley all al the .ame time Madonna and Child Congraiulations to Madonna and the father (I sc:cm to have forgotten his name. Imagine that ) of new hahy girl Lourdes MJ11a. horn Ocl. 14. an<l we1t h111g 1n al 6 poumh, 9 ounce' lh<tl would he 6·9 That crazy Madonna . And what will Madonna sing to the hahy when shc:'s cranky'' "Don't cry for me Lourdes M.a11a .• Transitions Tupac 1s kaput Nanc\' For,/ u llou.rtt111-hau·d comrtllcm and 'oWtter GLAMA Award Winners The Late Michael Callen Sweeps Awards Ocl 6, 1996-New York Cuy- Winn r of the First Annual Gay and Lesbian Music Awards (GL/\M,\) were pre,en1ed their awards 1n New York s Wchster fbll. Nomi flees for each category were chosen hy a JUdgmg. panel compnseO :lf music rndusiry etecu11ve;:1, music and gay med a person nel recording artuu and otticrs .n the mdJSlry All 11ommated recordings are hy self 1den1 fled g 1y, lcsb n. or b1sexua arusts rh• were commer..ially released in !he l nned States be "'ccn June I. 1995 and ~1J) 11 1996 The ~ltchael Callen Meda of Ach1evemcn1 na11ed f r 1hc singcr/s.Jng't\or er a ... 11\ 1s1 "'hod :d n 1993. "'"'presented 10 Tom Rob mson (Cookm,: V l'Jh as n,:er song."'r 1 er w"6o amcd no1o:rict) (or hrs 1978 htl Gl1d t Ile Gay .. T'1e Outmus1c Aw.ud given to a rec .:J ng. anur. grollp or So'tiwrncr who has ad\anc:ed i y1lcsb1an mus c •'rlr uih 1heir \I.Ork cts an nut mus1c1an wu prcsen1ed ,.,, Ferron ~hchacl Callen Y.as named Male /\rust tor his pos1humous y d ~blc CD •e case I t'gat" on S1in1t Cdnt Oi~cr Records (50Rl The Duo/Group ace 1des was a"so presented tor Ugac whsch included che lcms of ( ns W 1 hamson II II) Near, ArnGld Mc 1 Culler and Joh, Bucchmo 1n add111on to 1 Ca' en These arllsts also ...,e e named Bes1 Choral Group for the recordm1 and Michael Callen e:~mcd 1hc Best A1Jum A"'ard torn \fo,:hJcl t' ' en S :iger Song:v. ritcr v.as one of The l llrta 1c. ls a nd a solo per 'or-ner He died m 1993 bu his Ltgan ll\'tS on Mc• ssa l~lhcndgc v.as '1..imcd l·cmalc- Amst for her album four / 11tlt StCTt'I on the land Records Jahcl. Dn.d Clemcnl look the Best Dcbul Ari.stlDuoi<.iroup ,.\...-,arJ for l11s flt' .\fort' Uke Me alhum on Wald Monk Record~ C.111c Curtis "CCCl\·Cd Original Ou' Si.lnJ: for s.. .. ;igwr er dnd Be~t Our Record :is pre scn1cd 'r o1 perfoi-mcr for Radie di from her Truth or l tt'J al hum on GuMd1an Records f·or rnc •c information Mhout GI.AMA ca 800/956 52112 I: mat! GI AMA@ny"nc~ com or "1.su their websuc al WW\\ f1LAMA com HOUSTON VOICE I OCTOBER 18, 1996 17 IT'S A STORY WE'VE HEARD ~ ~·it ~J~:r tt•i1 MANY TIMES BEFORE. GAY MEN ENGAGING IN WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS SAFE SEX, PROLONG PROTI:CTION ONLY TO CATCH HEPATITIS A "VJ Of tA.EEI,> f/OY. THE MOST COMMON SIDE THROUGH ORAL/ANAL • EFFECTS AFTER RECEIVING CONTACT OR HANDLING HAVRJX ARE HEADACHE OR A A CONDOM. THE VIRUS UTILE SORENESS IN YOUR A.Rf'P RARELY KILLS. BUT IF YOU ASK YOUR DOCTOR OR GET HEPATITIS A, VOMITING, ABDOMINAL PAIN.JAUNDICE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DIARRHEA CAN AND MAKE SURE YOUR STORY DEBILITATE YOU FOR WEEKS. 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IRS-.flA"" ~ae..ct-n:.19915 -,IWtr•a~hdllfWlfl$mlllln 'Be Smart About HIV ' Campaign Uni eiled Research lrianglc Park, NC-An explo­sion of ne"" rnforma1rnn regardrng the human 1mmunodef1c1cncy viru.'.'t (HIV), a<:-> "ell as a varie1)· of promising resulls trom recent medical research provide !iCUm.I rea.'.'ton .. for people with HI\ to sec thelf doctor about treatment of the v1ru$ This basic message 1~ the foundatton of a multifaceted campaign des11;ned to encourage help seeking behavior among people with HIV. .. Be Smarr About HIV .. was launched tht" "eek m 12 U.S cuu:s horn Los Angele:~ 10 New York A varict) of commun1ca· uon.> channels, including newspaper, magazine and radio advertisements outdoor poucrs. an internet web site, brochures and table top d1Splays will be used to carry the me~sage that results being reported from recent medical research are sign1f1cant enough to war rant seeing your phys1c1an to d1scu1>s 1n111at1on of treatment. New research suggests that reducing the amount of virus may help patients live longe1 Despite the advances heing made in the treatment of Ill\ and AIUS e'11111ates are t~at the maJOrtty of people who are 3\'3re that they have the v1cus have not yet 1.:hosen to pursue treatment Study results: pre scn1ed rectntly at the XI Jn1erna11onal Co,terencc on AIDS sugges t 1ha1 some <lrug "'omb nations :iave the poten11 1 10 redu\.e the amount of I llV 111 the hlood tn rev cl" 5(1 ov. II ca*lnot bl" c.;etectc:d U"""I t:ur re11ly availal:lle 1echnt•I ' ~~ \\.e mu,f ~et thew d nut to ,111 pt'11pk llv mg w1lh 111\ that ttiere •~ new h<1pe: in 1he form of new 1her p1C'S that may o;;1gn1f1- can1ly improve their 4ualll) of lite and help them to 11ve longer. said Chnsto pher Porte-I I l·xe ... u11ve Duecwr or the National l.esb1an and Gay llcallh :\$$OC at1on 'Be Smart About lllV will 111111ally he t"ocused on the tradu1onally helter nformcd gay p o pulall& ~ ,, :-;ew York 1..-:s Ange :s. ~an 1-ranc sco. \11am1 Cho· cago, lloustt>~ Ph1l 1delph1a, Atlanta Washington DC Dallas. Ralc1gh· l>ur· ham and Bost•n A second phase of the program scheduled '&r earl) 1997 will expand 10 the or.en under'.ierved Atr1can­Amer1can Jnd J11span1c commun1t1es and increase the oucreach 10 I~ c111es . ..GI\ en the 1eccnt advances 111 lll\'1AIDS treatmelll II 1s mo1e 1mpmtan1 than ever that people J1vini; \\1th the \nu~ ac11vely ~eek treaonenl The Be Smarl About llIV ' campaign "111 help promote tl11s vital me!i!'\age • said Paul Kawata l·xecuuve Darectt ot the National M111or1ty AIDS Council ·1he second pha\e ot tlus cam patgn which targets Alflcan·Ameri cans and Launos is eo;;pec1ally impor­tant as communtties or color continue to be d1Sproport 3na1ely attectcd by th1' ep1dem1c •• Persons interested 111 lcarn111g more about the campaign can call I 888- TREAf HIV Be Smart About HIV """ sponsored by the Na11onal M111011t) AIDS Council and the Nauonal l.e>b1an and Gay Htalth Assoc1auon in asso ... 1ation with Glaxo Wcllcome Inc. Look for Houston Voice Penoaalsln every issue ';e~ i I Hiding My Candy Is A Treat I B} JO'.\E DEYLI1' for all those who read John Bcrendl s Mil/ ­night in the Gardt11 of Good and Evil the name "'Chablis"' mean!i more than JUSI cheap wine Chabl1' , or The Lady Cha· bl1s as she calh hero;;elf, 1~ the 1rrepre\ sable Atncan· Arnerican Drag Queen that John Berendt met and hetricnded while wruing his beM selhngJloVCI Both the novd and Chabfo;, were so popular 111 tact that o;;hc snow had a novel all her own Htding Jfy Candy IS part biography and pan Good Houo;;ekeeping as Chahl1~ tell~ u~ her lite ~tor)' (trom her h1nh a~ Ben~ jamin Edward Knox to the present). tht:n throws 111 recipe\ and beauty tip .. Chablis was horn in Quincy. r:1orida an 1957 Even trom a very young age :;he knew she wa~ d1Ue1ent. Her &randmmhcr tol~ crated this d1tterence up to a point. but when at age 9 "Ben11" went to live with his mother and stepfather th ing' c hanged drastically Brutal abuse at the hands of parents v.ho did not under .. tand why the11 olde~t c;on liked to do thrngs like ~ncak oft and dress in womcn " clothing dogged Benji until at age t1ftet'.'n , after a part1c ularly brutal heating he 1:rn .tway. At far~t he did v.hat all teenagers lreeJ from atiuse s1tua11ons do He took up w11h the worst mtlue,ce m tov.n (m thts ca ~e a locJI prostitute> and spent his tlays smol111g reder and entertaining. gentlemen He also begJn ..1ressmg m women·s cloth· mg on • regular baslS. l'.Ventually BenJ• or \1lss Pee-Wee IJ') .. he was new calkJ, got bored wuh th ., going nowhere ta~t lite style and decided she had to gel away. But to where' f:nter M•u l 11u J) e\'01c d ·•&queen ex1rao rd111aue who tonk Be n11 In Atlanta and a la My I·a1r l..ady made hc:r OH!I into The Lad) Chablis, an e·u:11ing new drag quec:.n that to11k tour 111les 111 Atlanta rnclud ng Miss GJy Wuild It wa~ .dso at this tune that The Lady dt-c1de<l 10 become a lu"I tune woman alhc1t a woman w11'1 ··candy ~ Suurally there were u II problems It wa\ 1hc seventle' alle di and exlreme racism along w1lh h :no phobia abounded. even tn the gay com m.JnH) Plus Chablis had also met ta1 . ... n m love with and marncd a voung whuc man na ned Kcv11. a s1tuat1on \\h1ch nc.uly caused her 10 lose evcr)'thmg rnclud ing her life, at a ~how 'he never played m Alabama. {You'll have tn read the Oook to figure that out)1 Fven more dangerous than her re lation· ship with Kevin however, wa"t one 1ha1 rhe Lady embarked on shortly alter 1he11 breakup. In her hook .. he call\ n a rno .. 1 ahu s1ve marraag·e Her partnt'.'r'! Cry~tal meth , Ho" she freed herself of that par· 11cular partnership mostly rntat:t 1s truly an amazing tJle Also 111cluded w11hin the book are storu:o;; ot the differ­ent tiars in and around the Atlanla area dur­ing the se\lenue .. and c1gh11es (mo't of which Chablis played at one 111ne or another), how Chablis dcvt'loped the act that made her a headliner and a show stop~ per. and of cour"e her meeting with John Berendt. the book. wr11111g Yankee that made he r even more tamou" There are a 10 1 of laughs here. hut a lot of serious moments a .. well. as C'habh" talh aboul AIDS. ht!r lite as a woman. frie nds she has lost (both through death and her own drug abuse) and the hard 111nes tha1 all performers inev itably tall on A\ a ll of th is tale 1s told 1n C'hahll' own 1111m1ta­Ole . 1nsp1ra11011al fashion you will tine.I yourself lau~hmg even at the most snher- 1ng tales ur to and including the moment v.hen Chahl1s tells U'.lo ot how 1h1'> yea1 cuy ottu.::ials wouldn't allo" her tu ride on 11 ··~1dn1ght 111 the Garden· float as her­self during South Carollna ·s St Pat­rid. ·s Day parade Tlus att(r ~he had spent the last year anJ hall <lorn,; public .:tppear ance~ promoting the hook. as well as brm~mg all kind" ol money 11110 lhc town a' tans came from all over the countr) to see her do her show at a locJI cluh! But 1t thert!-S any deep resentment 01 h111e r­nes~ (tver 1lw;, you' ll 11cvt:1 hc.11 11 t r 11111 lhc Lady. who has much more cla" than the off1c1als other ho111ctuwn lhc Lady Chatil1s 1s one ot 1he few truly rema1 ka· hie peop le 111 lltcra1ure and If you haven't reatl Mu/J11ght 111 tilt' (;ard~11 of Good and Eril I ~uggcst you go to your nearest lihrary or htiol'C.tore and JllCk 11 up Then, once you''*c hccn pruperl)' 1111roduced to fhe I.ad) , run , don't v.all tiack to that s;une 11hrary e r hoohtore anJ get /11d111K Jfv Car.dv Jone Dei;/m IS m1t' of the < o·hmts of l.e5• hian and Gay Vm( es ht'ard U1ursdays at Spm "" KPFI Rt1clw. 90. lfm 11112 Loving Arms Day Care Center For the past 4 \'car the .. Loving Arm·y have put together one benefit a year with all proceeds go111g 10 chartty The pre" ous 3 years have ln\'olvcc..I tour mg Broad . way Cam and have netted between S6.000 and S 10.000 10 local AIDS organ1Zat1ons as their designated char1tv tor the bene lits All bcnefus have pr~Vl<lc<l IOO!ll: of the proceeds to the char111cs as all co<ts ot the event undcrwr111en or dona1ed fhis year. the organ11at1nn is 1allng a 1 silghtly d 1tteren1 approach 111 the need tor funding , and arc ho111ns a CASINO 'ilGHT at the llohday Inn Cruwne Plaza Hotel on Nov I. 1996 "uh the ~rand pmc be•ng a '"P to Las \'cgas tor the ht&h •olter of the C" en mg 1\' m the pa t they are sell mg sp nsorsh1ps to 1he ~vent t oftset any costs and agam to prov de OC ! the proceeds of 1he event to 1 ovrng Arms r~unda110~ fhc goal t• ra1 e bct11.ecn $8 ,000 and SIO 000 Lovrng Arms f·our.Jat1on 1~ one of su. ices of 11 kmd 1n th l ln11i_J States It provides tree day care to childrtn d1ag nosed HIV+ or w11h AIDS The center also provides free transportalwn to and from doctors visits, schools, and home for these children whKh are aflectcd with this deadly d1sea'ie m an attcmp1 w pro v1de the children w11h ao; normal a Ille a., possible Loving Arms exuti; solely on puhlic grams and pri\lalc donations 111 :rn effort to keep as much money corning through the doors avaliablc 10 the chlid ren w11h mrn1mal ad m1111sua11nn fees fC;t ll1ed i\s w11h all chartty organ1za11011s, I ov­mg Aims l·ounJa11on h.1~ heen htt espe "''ally har~ this year wuh hudge1 cuts in assistance providers and lhe number ot grants available dcc reasin1 For fur ther rnforma11on , please contact H I 1s hm31 (l vmg Arm yl at 84ti ~558 r Audrey Gasscma ILovrn& Arms Founda · to n) at 526-8798 lc:mmunity Bulletin Board Wholistic Health Expo On Saturday, Oct 19, Ctnterpo1111 ce l­ebrates their 10th Anniversary from IOam 111 6pm at 7621 Westv1ew Drove with a Wholos11c Health Expo. Admission 1s $2 For onto call 492 6077 Little Room Downstairs Wildt Rush " the latest produc11on from The Lottie Room Downstairs on Friday & S•turday evenings, Oct 18 through Nov. 9 at 8pm, 1108 Peden This world premiere production pus Oscar Wilde against Rush Limbaugh in a flct1onal debalt~ that touches everything from povercy and socialism. rn femt· Ol!l.111, mu1altty. and of course, the love that dare nnt ~peak us name Robert H oney~ well" Q,car & Tom Maple' is Ru,h . Tick• e1s are SIO & reservation!<. mu\t be made a1 523 0791 Love, Lust & Intimacy The Aids Foundation Houston (AFH) next worhhop explores "Love, Lust. & lnt1macy" on Oct 22 from 7-9pm at 3202 WeslayanlAnnex. Woll I ever fond Mr. R1ghr! What will I \ay'! How will I react'' Qu°'11on' like these will he addre5'ed . Foo onto call AFH Hotline at 524-AIDS nr toll tree I 888-524-AIDS New Officers D1gn11v Houston is plea~ed to announce ll has ~e:lec1ed new officers tor the 96-97 term Kcvrn Kelly wall serve as the Pres1· t.lt!IH. Mike O'Donnell was st:lt:cted to ... e, .. e J !\ Vic.:c Pre\u.lent The chaptt: r treasurer will he Mike Goertz, while Rob­ert Geisherg will he Secretary. The three :.ti IJ1 ~c hoard mcmbc1s arc M111..c Tram.:y nge1 , Jon l:Ja11croh and Lisa G. Tht:y will 1.e1ve as oll1ccrs thru Sept . 30, 1997 D1gntly llouuon 1.. . an organ11ation for C.teholu: gays, lcsh1J11', h1scxual and iransgenc.Jered people meeting every Satuul:1y at 7·30pm tor Roman Catholic ~1a ss at 1307 Yale 111 the Height-.. for 111to Clll 880 :?872 • Odds & Ends Sale rhe ,\lofltfoH- Coun H n Center I\ hJ\.111g a Pai ling Lot Sale Saturday, Oct . 19 ill 701 Richmond hnm Sam to lpm. Proceeds v.111 he used to provide Holl da) Food Baskets for MCC chents on need , Pe1son ... 11Herested 111 ... ponsoring a gilt ha1,l~1 can Jo -.u hy making a check paya· hie to MCC' IIol1day Golt Ba>kets tor $15 each On Wedne,day, Oct 23, Lynn Waldman, LMSW·ACP will doscu\> "Women', Net· woo k- Grid A Natural Cycle Dona­l1tH1!'. are accepted although the session 1s tree For 111!0 call 529-0037, Young Democrats The l/arr1.\· County Younx Democrats will hosl _. C'and1Jotle h>rum & Gee Ouc the Vote P.uty on Tue..,Jay. Ot.:t 22 at 6:30prn at chc ~1oose Cale J '\40 W Gray. Cnngrcs ... 111<111 Gene G1ecn has already contumed hh a11cndann:- He & other cand1da1es will spc a~ on 1s-.ues 1mponan1 to young peo· pie l"he C\ellt rs tree wuh hors d'oeuvre!<. anJ J i.:ash h;u Please bring two non per· 11,hahle tooJ 11em"' tor lhe S1a1 ot llopl' M ,_10n Call 522 963,, Gay Men's Chorus ~kmhc:rs t\: t11c:mh of the Gav Men''i' Cho­ruJ of J/mnto11 conH1hu.eJ SI ,000 toward 1hc: cu11c:11t h1llhoa1J campaign spunsorc:d h~ l'arC:lll) r J II I & I roends I L e< h1an s & Gay• Pl I A<;) f c "er c::~ ~ h1Mboard' that ret..::ntly \\ent 011 l tay 1 Hnus1on 1ntcnde~ to send po"'Hi'-t" 11cssJgcs aboJt I esb11ns & lJa\'s •o main uc:Jm Ame •~J prior to the '1ve iher e cuons for 11fo Clli S2 I SJ'IG HOUSTON VOICE I OCTOBER 18, 1996 19 Dis of Dos Lesbos By JAVIER TAMEZ HouHon Vouel llou5ton Revues are funny thmgs. Composed. as they are, by thema11cally related, but otherwise s1and·alone. musical or comedy sketches. revues, more than most theatrical productions, are predisposed to a wide range of quality w11h111 the same show "Dos Le<bos," which is bemg presented by The Group (Theatre Workshop) at the Lovett Inn , is one such revue In covering cer­tam aspect' of lesbian life m the 90s­haras< ment on the JOb, commg out to the parents, meetmg the partner's parents, and, of course, the ever-pres­ent JOYS and problems w11h sex-writer (playwright JOSI doesn't <eem appro­priate) Terry Baum offer some funny observa11ons But there aren't nearly enough of them, and those that are pres­ent are largely obscured by unmspired d>rectrng and flat delivery And these shortcommgs are lard hare right from the beg1nnrng The openmg number, "I Don't Care," IS a cute enough little ditty, but the two women-Kim Sevier and Sue Ulu-who comprise the cast are ridrng bicycles whole they song. And there JUSt isn't room on the small space u11hzed as the stage The result" truly awful; each woman has to physrcally stop before enterrng the Mage area to let the other woman exit. It make\ for a rough , choppy. sputtering presentation that d1min1shes the song's appeal Further the stag mg 1s so awkward that 11's d1flrcult tor me to understand how anyone could have 1mag111ed th1\ as working. for the revue or the audience ' 1'11c Joh" ., a pa-.!'.ahl) humorou' bent on what must surely be a gnawmg frustration faced by those who endure bigoted. moronic remarks in the work­place. What follows-"Coming Out to the Parents"-1s an 1nterestrng collec­tion of the title story m various theat­rical man1testat1ons and to vary· rng degrees of success Greek trag· edy-exaggerated gestures make this physically funny, but 11 quickly wears thin; Restoration comedy-plaster smiles mark the comically restrained emotions of this hilarious b11, 50s sn­com ·w1th .. Leave It to Beaver" theme musrc backmg 11 up, thrs one also starts with a laugh but also fades too soon; and a horror/thriller (I thrnk) that reveals itself more through the raspy organ chords associated w11h the genre than with anythmg rn the dialogue or the staging, not funny at all . Next comes "Men." which lacks the acerbic t11H so often present in female assessment of males, but which com­pensates with a song, "Jill the Rip­per," that could serve a. an a capel la anthem for Lorena Bobbtt After an 1ntern11ss1on (oncluded solely to promote the sale of refreshments). two sketches "Meeting the Parents Before" and "Meetrng the Parents Alter," cover the pre-apprehension and the post anger, and thrs leads to "Twelve Dap. This <ong-a parody of the "12 Days of Chrntmas"-makes fun of' 1hc comments women might hear on a v1s1t home "Misery Love' Company" " the theme "'ong tor the 0 'Depn:..,1,1on'' piece, ahout v.h1ch 1he onl~ notahle th111g \.\.3\ 1hc w .. e nt ul..ulclc:s (or were they toy guitars?). In any event, also not funny. The final sketch was "Sex," m "h1ch the author attempts to pmpomt what makes a woman a lesbian Genuinely inter· esting (and the potential to be fleshed out into so much more) but once again not really funny. In what amounts to the b1gge.i Oub of the evening, the production closes to the melancholy melody of " Lesbian Seagull" The song, written by Tom Wilson Wemberg, was mtended as a ballad and was based (as mdicated m the program) "on a I 970s study m which sc1ent1sts determined that some female seagulls form couples, build a nest together, migrate together, and love as monogamous lesbian couples·• Whole this rs all well and gt>od, and cer­tarnly worth no11ng as zoological evidence of homosexuallly, ll docs not make for the most touchong of meta· phors. Worse yet, "uh lyrics such as "a fish squirmrng on her boll" (hard to believe, isn't it°') any attempts at poignancy are swallowed along wtth the suppressed laughter that accom­panies this musrcal schmaltz. Both Korn Sevier and Sue Ulu do well 1 enough given the material and the direc­tion. But this effort hardly const>tutes a dcmonstrallon of their abilities Director Joe Wam has descended to a directorial nadir. lt"s almost as 1t shows are bemg staged for the 'ale of puttrng on a sho,., regardless of the material or the preparcdne~s of the producuon for prc ... cnuuon 0 Dos Lesbo~· might he funnier (on another co!'>mtc plane) liut th1' pro du1.:t1on '' sadl~ 1naJ~qua1c ROOF TOP REVUE WESTHEIMER STREET FESTIVAL LEE CHARDON & FRIENDS OCT. 19 & 20 SHOW lPM - 6PM FAREWELLPERFORMANCEBYLEECHARDON HOT MUSIC! COLD DRINKS! PATIO BAR OPEN! DJ's ROBERT & TODD ' 20 HOUSTON VOICE I OCTOBER 18, 1996 I Theater LaB Houston Opens Fascinating Women Theater LaB Houston, Houston's acclaimed small professional non­profit theater. announces its fourth season for the 1996 97 theatrical year All producttons are soulh west premieres The theater will once again present a selecuon of the finest contemporary theater by nationally and internationally renowned playwrights and will introduce llS inaugural cabaret and children's series For the new season TLH has chosen the banner of FASCINATING WO.W E.V , a series of plays that look at strong andependenl, memora ble and most of all, fascinating women Mother s1s1er, first lady. diva, saint nun pop star, and av1a· tr1x-legends all The selection of plays will be JUSl as fascinating coniroversial and bold as those offered under the previous seasons of Dangerous, Sm , and Rapture Theater Openm1; the new season, TLH intro- staging and inti­duces its New York Cabaret with a macy have captured special one week appearance of the auention of an Steven Bnnberg performing his enthusiastic and critically acclaimed show, Simply loyal audience, with Barbra . A one-man, all singing cab- a season subscriber arct impersonation of Barbra Stre- base of over 270. isand, Simply Barbra 1s based out of Since TLH opened, New Yorks Don't Tell Mama The New total audience has York Daily News wrote, "Bnnberg exceeded 25 ,000 vocally 1s amazing with his musical 1 patrons. Previous m1m1cry ... his act 1s done with lots of critically fun and affection and thanks to bis acclaimed produc­( Brinberg 's) artful imuation, 1 ttons have included there's not much reason lo rain on his 1 Poor Suptr Man charade." Piano accompanist will I (sponsored by The be S1even Jones. S1mplv Barbra will I Houston Voice), play a limited run of six perform- ASSASSINS, and My ances, Wednesday Ocl. 23rd-Sal- Chi/dun, My urday, Oct 26th. Africa! Season tick- From ns opening in Apnl 1993, The els and additional ater LaB Houston has quickly estab· information hshcd ns 1denrny as an mnovattve regarding special and excning theatrical space in the events are availa­histonc First Ward district, bring ble by calling The­ing new and unique approach 10 thea- ater LaB Hous ter in Houston The theater's pro· ton's box office al fessionalism, flexibility of 7131868-7516. Fourth Season Steven Brmherg portrays one of the mo!il fascinating of WOnle!n. Barbra Streisand in the Thea1er LaB llou!'lton Sou1hwest Premiere of Stmpl_y Barbra h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• h• WW CoflrE JoAME & LEE LouNdER ESPRESSO BAR • 18111 EqRET BAy Blvd. 1•-srdE H•ll Pa1c1 Bor~''ORI 1 CIEAR LAKE ~'14""~~ FR1E,cly A1MospHERf Clim coffu LAITE TRIVIA CAppuc1~0 fROZE "< dR1~ks MORE. Actions Speak Louder than Words ... 529-4488 VolceMall ~ LOAN APPROVED Premier Propertl .. (281) 794- 1~60 tm Merrill Lynch Scott 0. 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'We hope that they p1odaim October as Le!-.b 1an & Gay ll 1>t01) Month, as well as high light Im· tnrical event s in 1he le!<.b1an and gay civil n~hls movement,· said Loren Jav· 1cr GI AAl>'s Interactive Media D1rec 1 tor We'd al110 like to see profiles ot ga). lesbian. b1.,exual and trans­gcnde1 people who ha\.'e contnhu1ed to our society, cullure and technol ogy" Addttrnnally, "hile the s11e has many l111Ls, II tails IO l111k to the ott1c1al Lesh1an & Ga) H1>tOr) Month page (http:/rn,.w. glaad org/glaad/history­month) The History Channel also has not declared Octoher Lesbian & Gay Ht!itory Month. nor have 1hey estab· l1shed any special programming around 11. Please ll't both media outlets know that lesbian ga) b isexual and t rans ~l'rHler history 1s rich and diver~e Lxpla1n that Le,h 1an & Gay HIStory Month I' pan of an imponant 1rad1t1on rccogn111ng commun111es Ire 4ucntl) overlooked h} hi,ttH). not unlike Blad ll1stor) Month and \\.t mens ll1s10ry \.1on1h Cun1ac1 Tiu. Jl1Slt)1yNel e-mail· h1s1or )11tt@'ncwmed1um com WW\\. http: """""' thtll'stor~nc:t com ~eneral/ e111.11lconncc1 him f\n:llo!<. Da'a Iles 1'1e"de·11 CLO, i\&I and rhe llis t ry Channel, 235 I ast 45th St . """ )ork ~) 10017 la\ 212 949 7147 WWW ht t p "'"""' h s1t11y-c.: h.111 1h: I .. nmlteeJl1.1...l/fct>J had html Th e Doctor ls Out On Oct 7 CBS ' highly accla 11ned ho,. pu<i1I d1 ama Ch1c.igo llnpe explored the hudd111g lr1endsh1p hct'-"een two doc­tors Ill a frank open ~rnt.I conucal wa~ In a p cv,ous cp1slldC Dr Alan Shutt "s fAdam Arl..111) tound himselt tn an u1h.:0111 lortahle s1tua11on when Robc11. a new male colleague. males a pa~ ... at Alan m1Stakenly helievrng that he "Gay In this '-"C:Cl 's ep1.,ode. the 1\1.o grow 10 he good l11endo; as the) work on a re ... ea1ch project to~e1hcr . They dis.cuss each of 1he1r respective failed marriages, their prohlem"' with relatiorHhips and ahou1 \Omc ot Alan's problem!<. dcalrng w11h Rohert's ,e,ual or1entat1011. r hc11 cxchangei; arc otten as comical as they are fraupht w11h a sense of common· al11y When Alan attcmph to crack Rob­ert's hack, Rnhcn warn' l11m tha t 1f you hull me I ' ll k1Ss you • llnrnnphoh1a 111 1he worl. place 1s a maJOr problem tu1 ma ny Gay men and Lesb1· an' Ple;r,e let CBS know that we apprec1· a1c 1he warm. touch tn!! and honest way that Chicago Hope 1s dcp1ct111g 1hese 1wo charac1crs an t1ma1e, ye1 still profe!t­srnnal. lriend,h1p . 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On the tllher hand, inform Ma1da that 111stcad of he1ng fair-weather tnend!<. they !<.hould have..' the courage w hold 1heir ground and let lesbian and ga)' con~um· ers knll'-" their dnllars are 1mportan1 Contact Advertl'~ 1 ng Age. 220 East 42nd St .. 9th l·loor. New York, NY 10017- 5846 lax 212 210.0200. e-mail· sdon· aton@adagc cnm; George Tn)ama. Pres­ident. Matda Mo101 ol America. 7755 lnnne Center D1 lrv1o·ine. ('A 91628, '"' '14 727 6101 Tune's To uting Outing In an article en111led Th H.11ung GarnC", • lhe Oel 14 1'1nrt rnagazme d1' <.:usse' thl' ne" out1n~ 1csurgence hy C\.1111111 nti sevc1al ( ungre,s1onal rac.:es d ound lhe cuun1q In rrcen1 "ecl..s some Rcpuhli1,;a11s have lound 1hal lhl" 1s~uc 111 l\exu.11 0~1en1a1ion- ... pe t:1l1l"alh lhl·•r own ha ... re e·11i:1cd 1he campaign,• the 3tof)' \tale' "Wh} are these episodes happenrng nnw·1 • Time J" l l" 0 Pa1 II ) hecau t• 1hc d ele ab o n same "e' 111;u 1111~c and wo1 kp lal·e di' crim1nat1nn 1aued hitter quc!<.tJOns ahout whether closeted ga) lawmaker!'. were guilt) ot h)plKTI'} 'II Saiah Brady O\.\ned a handgun. woulJ )OU \lirlle ah1."1Ul 11" (asks open!) gay Rep Barney hank)" I og Cab111 l·\ecutne Direc­tor Rich T.1lel comments that ·1hc 'ad 1h1ng 1n all 1h1' is that cvcr)body rnvolved believed 1ha1 herng "charged' \\'Ith herng Ga) 1s baJ" The artu.:k con· eludes h) >aying that "Repuhlicans nia> ha\·e toste1cd that climate. Will Dcmoi.:rah he an) heller 1f the} turn 11 to their advantage'> Plca'e commend Ttmt to1 halani::ed CO\· erage of t h1 !<. i.:ompl1cated issue and for ra1s111g the quesuon of why m3ny fee l that be111g 1dent1fled as ga} is 'uch a had th mg 111 the tarsi place. Contact: Nnrman Pear l,11ne. Edtto r - l n·Ch 1et, Time. 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Address to: HouVoicc@aol.com. 22 HOUSTON VOICE I OCTOBER 18, 1996 Rodent Droppings on toilet paper! understand' Ratrat finally was knocked off hrs perch and onto the floor' I spoke with Tequila Rose (JT) in Utah! She rs doing well. For rea sons beyond her con· trol she ha; had to keep her leg; in the arr a lot' Hugs from JT to all! Lu Chardon do~s the roo/ '1f ,\fan 's thu wttktnd' Ed (Ripcord) So, l hear you have been Brandon of CBC s1T1kts agaui' Poor hang mg oul "'Ith """m' Pauly Shore! You Important Stuff We welcome M in Street Thea­tc r to our lamrly of advertis­ers Check out their ad on page 16 tor "Of Thee I Sing" playing tor one night only on Oct 26 Call 524-6706 for re;ervat1011' and in formation. It IS Gray Party weekend' I hope 10 see all of you there! The 5th annual Bear Aucuon hosted by Anna Mann and Lee Baber, held at the Venture-:-; this past wcekc,d, raised S 143 to be donJte<I to the Pet Patrol' Over $600 wa rarsed for the Colt 45 s Slone Su" th1S pa•t Sunday .tl lhc Br zos River Bottom C rngr t~ "' fun11n1.: St.:e t'1t: B ""'h of the [JRB. Don Di:w1~t: ·~e Whore 'the BRB, and Owner Bill l!Jv r the Dronk pf the BRB' Bau ... Brothen 1s havrng a clearance SJ• on all Hallow­een costumes' Go soon 'cuz they are g<'111g fa<t1 Chc.k oJI the SIJvc Auction, hosted by ~Ir Prime Choice C andrdatc Ken Claude. t hen cru Stephen s House at the Venture N this Saturday nrghl Hallow<en shopprng spot! Th1\ weekend '' the Vleo:,the - 1mer Street Fescival' Mary ·s. naturally will have their world famou' Root-Top Revue The retiring (again'!) Lee Chardon will highlight the perform· ances! Chance!:! will entertain­ment on hoth 'tage' both day1.,, Also, Ra,cal" will be hav mg ,h,>ws at 3:00, 5:00, and 7 00 pm both days Jewel's l:Js htgh fashion tor the fJsh n m -ded' For llall " CC', Jcwcrs has tons C( COStJ'TIC "1gs from SI 0 S 15, costume< masks, •nd lots ol other good 1es II y.>u .re lootmg for seq;1rne<I !:"wns I r the h Ir days. te Jev..el y\ u SJ~ her ad n the II -ston Vorce and she w 11 al.e 10 ult he n st ,l gowns~ Jewel s 1s locJled at 2404 Ta It I TV Janet wr. be makrng her self available tor phot
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