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HOUSTON VOICE / APRIL 7. 1995 5
■Gay Week' At UH
GLOBAL, the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Alliance will be sponsoring "Gay
Week" al the University of Houston
from April 10-14. This week will be full
of entertainment and education
aimed at the university community
and the community at large. Films,
speakers, and showings of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Talent will be part
of the fun.
Headlining the week will be a keynote
address by Dianne Hardy-Garcia, the
executive director of the Lesbian/
Gay Rights Lobby of Texas. Hardy-Garcia has been in the forefront of the fight
against hate crimes and is the state's
only lull-time lobbyist for gay and lesbian rights. She was recently featured
in an article in "Vanity Fair" magazine on hate crimes in Texas and is currently lobbying the Texas Legislature lo pass hate crimes legislation.
She will be speaking on Monday, April
10 at 7:30 pm in the University Center
Houston Room, on the UH Campus.
Other events [his week include a coffee
house on Tuesday night, April II, featuring gay and lesbian poels and open
mic. at 8:00 pm in Oberholtzer Hall, Rm.
3A on the UH Campus: a presentation
of "The Hunger." staring Catherine Deneuve. Susan Sarandon, and
David Bowie twice on Wednesday
night, April 12. in the University Center Pacific Room: and a Performance
Nighl featuring Gay and Lesbian Talent on Thursday night. April 13. Also,
please join ihe students of the Univer-
sit) of Houston at Rich's. 2401 San Jacinto, on Friday. April 14, as they continue the celebration of GAY WEEK!
hen Cantu at 743-7539.
Richard Hinsen of the Houston Center for Photography will teach a free,
eight week photography class for the
Dizinger Foundation, beginning
April 24, Classes meet Monday and
Wednesday, 5:30—7:30 p.m. Participants need a basic, 35mm single-lens
rel lex camera. Film, darkroom and
other supplies are provided by the Dizinger Foundation. To register, call
Clifton Hazelwood at the Dizinger Art
Gallery, 527-8490 or 522-8660 to register.
Pottery classes with teacher Jan
Knight begin April 14. 12:00-3:00 p.m.
and will run for two more Fridays.
Framing classes are also being
planned. Call the above number to register or for more information.
The "Positive Choices" Wellness
Program, a consortium of local AIDS
icies is offering free reg-
to discuss options for
improving and maintaining the health
of HIV+ individuals. These classes
provide vital information to help
pL*oplc coping with HIV/AIDS to
address legal, financial and health
issues before their situatit
This week, the Wellness Program will
feature a panel of experts addressing
"HIV/AIDS Financial Issues" on
Tuesday, April 11. The workshop will
focus on organization, disability
concerns, entitlements, insurance,
On Wednesday, March 12, Bart Loe-
ser will present the introductory program, "Actualizing Health. Happiness and Fulfillment." teaching not
only how to survive, but how to thrive
with HIV/AIDS. This workshop is a
great foundation for the overall program and can be applicable to everyone.
Then on Thursday, March 13, the program will offer another panel of experts
discussing the issues of "HIV/AIDS
Treatment Options." to help people
learn the basics of understanding lab
test results, medical approaches and
treatment options, as well as medical
information resources. "It's a great
resource for understanding your relationship with your doctor and how lo
make the best choices for individualized therapy," states program coordinator Bart Loeser.
The workshops are open to anyone and
take place from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the
Metropolitan Multiservice Center. 1475 W, Gray. Although free
classes are subject to cancellation
when minimum attendance is not met.
RSVP is strongly encouraged
(although not required). For more
information about these or other wellness programs, please contact Ban
Loeser at AIDS Foundation Houston,
(713) 623-6796 or Scott Clark at Body
Positive, (713) 524-2374.
Loving Arms Gets PR Ball
Families assisted by ihe Loving Arms
Foundation are benefiting from
financial support raised during the
First PR. Ball, a pre-Mardi Gras celebration held by The Royal Sovereign
and Imperial Court of the Single Star of
Houston (R.S.I.C.S.S., also known as
The festive ball, entitled "A Night of
Fantasy," included costume presentations, check presentations
from local businesses, and a procession of The Court's royal monarchs.
Founded nearly 30 years ago in San Francisco, The Court primarily combines
its community involvements with
laughter, camp and pageantry.
Proceeds raised by the event enabled
ihe organization to present ihe Loving Arms Foundation with a check for
$3265.62. "Because of the generous
support of organizations such as The
Court, we are ale to improve the lives of
many children and families affected
by AIDS and HIV." said Audrey Gas-
sama, executive director of the Loving Arms Foundation. "We couldn't
exist without this love and support."
Established in 1993, Loving Arms
Foundation aims to improve the lives
of AIDS/HlV-infected children and
their families through counseling,
legal advice, day care, emolional support, and pastoral care.
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