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Title Houston Voice, No. 754, April 7, 1995
Contributor
  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
Publisher Window Media
Date April 7, 1995
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript 2 HOUSTON VOICE / APRIL 7. 1995 LOCAL/STATE 'Boy to Boy': education on dating and sex for Generation X (HOUSTON) —Recently released reports have indicated an alarming leap in the rate of new HIV infections among young gay and bisexual men, and 20—something local activist Michael Crawford believes he (and most of his young adult friends) know some of the reasons why. Gay people in general, asserts Crawford, have never had a chance to learn the basics of dating and intimacy. Young gay adults usually have spent confusing adolescence lost in a heterosexist culture and often, deep in the closet. Deprived of the chance to go through the usual "fum- blings" of teenage social interaction, this is a group whose introduction to relationships and intimacy is in the context of sex, said Crawford, a member of the Houston support group "Twen tysome th ing ." And, too often, the urgency of safer sex is lost on a group with too great a desire for companionship and loo little information, about both relationships and AIDS. "A lot of my friends say they want a boyfriend, but most of them don't have one. There's a desire for intimacy (among young gay men) but we've only learned about sex," he said. Too, those sexual encounters usually occur in circumstances that are not necessarily conducive to negotiating safer sex, Crawford added. "Even I've had unsafe sexual encounters, and I'm someone who should know better," he said. At ihe onset of the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980's, it was the gay community that took the lead in prevention and education. Gay men targeted their own community with life-saving "safer sex" messages, at a time when the rest of society believed the epidemic confined to '"risk groups"—homosexuals, IV drug users, hemophiliacs and people from certain developing countries. The message worked, to a large measure: as HIV seroconversions continued to rise and spread in other communities, the rate of infections among gay men. for several years, went down. Today, again, the charts are changing. A report released in late March by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) warns that massive numbers of gay and bisexual Americans and Canadians will become newly infected with ihe HIV virus unless dramaiic new steps are taken. Twentysomething is a support and social group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered young adults ages 20-29. The group's members represent a generation in the Houston gay and lesbian community, one that has grown in a comparatively more open and tolerant atmosphere, generally has come out at an earlier age, and is fiercely involved with community issues though not necessarily interested in politics. Their interests, issues and outlook are different, according to Crawford. They are bored with the idea of a lifeslyle revolving around sex...but like everyone else, they're also human. "Actually, most gay young adults have heard all the messages, and people know the basics, how to put on a condom. But the message thai has dominated (prevention programs) so far hasn't dealt with the other issues. We don't know anything about dating. We don't learn how to say to someone, I think you're nice, I'd like to get to know you belter...but 1 don't necessarily want to go to bed with you right now,",he said. "It's not that there's a lack of information, but with so many young queer guys nol practicing safer sex, it seems the simple use a condom' message isn't working. The (prevention) message needs to change. It needs to expand, to deal with issues like coming out and self- esteem." This in mind, the members of Twentysomething decided to develop a workshop specifically designed with the needs of their generation in mind. Titled "Boy to Boy," the first workshop is scheduled for this Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 p.m. at Bering Methodist Church, 1440 Harold. The workshop grew oul of a desire on the part of ihe group to empower young gay people to take control of their lives. HIV prevenlion education was an area that needed a special message for the group, said Crawford. Instead of a strictly "teaching" format, the program will utilize an inieractive session to enable the participants lo learn communication skills. The workshop will be facilitated by Bart Loeser of AIDS Foundation Houston's Wellness Program. For more information. call 315-6786. kSHH *j arolyn Larson II you would like an event listed in this section, please feel free to call me at 529-8490 or fax the facts to me at 529- 9531. 04/07 * Fern 2 Fern appear ai J.R.'s at 7:00 p.m. io meet and sign autographs. A benefit for the Lesbian Health Initiative and 800 Pacific Street Employee Emergency Fund. 04/07 * "Getting The Love You Want " — workshop by Patrick Vachon. Call 529-1913. Voice Mail #4. 04/07 * Tim and Tracy perform at Ms. B's. 04/07 * Lesbian and Gay Voices on KPFT 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 526- KPFT 04/07 * Houston Mastery Weekend. Call 523-8711. 04/07 * Mishpachat Alizim —An organization that provides a forum for Gay and Lesbian Jews and their families. For more info, call 748- 7079. 04/7 to 9 * NLA:H's Anniversary weekend run. Call 527-9666 04/08 * Westheimer Street Festival! For more info, call 521-0133. 04/08 * Fern 2 Fern perform at Heaven at midnight. 04/08 * Rainbow Ranglers gues bartend at the Brazos River Bottom 04/09 * TGRA President's show a the Brazos River Bottom. 7:00 p.m 04/09 * "Senza Misura" a recital Hth to 20th century women compos ers. Unitarian Fellowship of Hous ton. 1504 Win Road, 7:30 p.m. $10.. S5-students. Call 521-1681 for more info. 04/09 * Torn Levi Party at the Mon- Irose Mining Company. 04/11 * Houston Gay/Lesbian Pride Week meeting. 2700 Albany. 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 529-6979. 04/11 * Financial Planning Workshop—at 1475 W. Gray at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by AFH. Call Bart at 623 6796. 04/11 * Juice Plus Meeting at the Greenspoint Marriott. 7:30 p.m. Free. Call 578-3744 for more info. 04/11 * "Twentysomething" workshop entitled "Boy to Boy" 7:00 p.m. and Bering Church. !440 Harold. Call 315-6786. 04/11 * Empowerment for Living at MCCR. Call 861-9149. 04/12 * Houston Gay and Lesbian political Caucus Board meeting. 2700 Albany 7:00 p.m. Call 521-1000. 04/12 * Women's Network at the Montrose Counseling Center. 701 Richmond 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Call 529- 0037. 04/12 * "Healing and Happiness through Wellness "—A program by j Bart Loser of AFH, at the Multi-Purpose Center. 1475 W. Gray, 7:00 p.m. Call 623—6796 for more info. 04/12 * "Actualizing Health. Happiness, and Fulfillment" workshop sponsored by AFH. Call Bart @ 623-6796 for more info. 04/13 * The Last Days of Charles/ Kathryn and Split: Portrait of a Drag Queen. At Rice University. Call 527- 4882 for more info. 04/13 - Montrose Ice Picks skate at the Galleria. 8:00 p.m. Call 639- 1432. 04/13 * National Leather Association : Houston — General meeting. 711 Hyde Park. 7:00 p.m. Call 527- 9666. miii * "HIV/AIDS Treatment Options," a program sponsored by AFH. Call Bart @ 623-6796 for more i n f o, 04/13 * Montrose Ice Picks skate at the Galleria. Call 629-1432 for more info. 04/13 * Chat and Chew al Gentry. 04/13 * Maundy Thursday Services at Houston Mission Church, 1505 Nevada. 7:30 p.m. 04/13 * Maundy Thursday Service MCCR. 7:00 p.m. 04/14 * Good Friday Services: Community Gospel Church. Community of the Reconciling Servant. Houston Mission Church and Kingdom Community Church will present their annual joint "Seven Last Words" worship services at Houston Mission Church, 1505 Nevada at 7:30 p.m. Refreshements will be served after the service. 04/14 * Good Friday Service at MCCR @ 7-00 Pm 04/14 * Texas Leather and Lace and Texas Riders Annua! "Bunny Run." 04/14 * "Paris is Burning"*—An award winning, witty and revealing documentary on "voguing" an(l the drag balls of Harlem. At Greenway 3. Call 626-0402 for limited show times. 04/14 * Pottery Classes wi'h Jan Knight begin. Call Clifton at 522- 8600 or 527-8490 to register. 04/15 * The Colt *5"s guest bartend at the Brazos River Bottom. 04/15 * Jungle Lust III—A party sponsored by -he Bayou Cty Boys Club. Benefit for HCRN. Call 529- 9712 for more info, 04/15 * Houston Wrestling ctub meets for practice and fun. 1475 W. Gray 1:00 p.m. Call 453-7406. 04/15 * LoneStar Volleyball Classic VIII Video Highlights Party at Gentry. 10:00 p.m. 04/15 * Lonestar Volleyball Classic VII Video highlights party at Gentry 7:00 p.m. 04/15 * "Bar Singin' Buddies Anonymous" benefit show for the Colt 45's. The New 611. 9:00 p.m. 04/16 * Easter Breakfast: Kingdom Community Church 8:00 a.m. 4404 Blossom. Sunday School will follow at 10:00 a.m. and Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. 04/16 * Sunrise Service at MCCR 6:30 p.m. and Breakfast @ 8:00 p.m. Call 861-9149 for location. 04/17 * Free Sign Language Classes at the Brazos River Botlom. 7:00 p.m. 04/18 * Empowerment for Living at MCCR- Call 861-9149. 04/19 * Lambda Skate Nighi at the Dairy Ashford Skale Rink. Call 933 — 5818. 04/20 * Power Workshop: Restoring Wellness at 1475 W. Gray Registration required. Call 522-6330. 04/21 * -come Blow Your Horn" — Houston Premier performance of Ihe Houston Pride Band. A benefit for Annise Parker Campaign fund. Texas Commerce Auditorium. 601 Travis. 7:00 p.m. $l5-singles, $25- couples. Event co-sponsored by Pride @ Rice Univers.ty. For more info, call Russel@524-0218orE-ma.. HousTxBand®*"1 °,m
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