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Houston Voice, No. 754, April 7, 1995 - File 015. 1995-04-07. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 19, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/4999/show/4980.

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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
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 015
Transcript 14 HOUSTON VOICE / APRIL 7. 1995 SAFE & IFE, SANE, J» WILLING SW SUNDAY A party for men who lust can't get enough Doors Open at 7 TUESDAY 9 P.M. EXECUTIVE NIGHT THE NIGHT IS RIGHT FOR] A GOOD, LONG, HOT FAX NO COVER WITH YOUR PERSONALIZED BUSINESS CARD HURSDAY 9 P.M. MEN WITH MUSCLES NO COVER WITH YOUR GYM CARD WELCOME LONE STAR VOLLEYBAL EVERY NIGHT! Open 7 Days a Week with (AGED BEAT/ MEM BEHIND BARS Houston's Lowest Regular EXPLOIT YOUR CARNAL URGES! Drink Prices 1.00 Well, 1.75 Beer, 3.00 Call "Please Drink Responsibly*' 710 Pacific Street Houston, Tx. 713/523-0213 Carlo Canaeda Friday, Opril 7 9 pm • $3 cover ft uirtuoso pop performer utirh an armtf ofefecrronics ar his command! rv&ft Hero October J>ou remember where you heard themfirsL Friday, jLpril 14,9 pm • £3 coper They will blow you away with, the power of their music t*am*» c <9«m-m* Mikm —My *?JtMMtttHfr UafUaUmf at 9 pm. Complimentary Country Cookin' Mini-Buffet Every Friday Evening Open Mon - Sat11am-2am • Open Sun Noon-2am 1419 Richmond • (713)529-3367 Multi-faceted service provider grew from church-based support group BERING I COMMUNITY SERVICE J FOUNDATION By GLEN WEBBER Houston Voice/ Houston The real ization thai you are infected with the HIV virus is an overwhelming experience. Many questions come to mind: Where can I turn for help? Can my friends help me deal with this life- changing experience? Can my fam- ^^^^^^^^^ ily give me the support I need? Will I be judged for becoming positive when I should have known better? This is only the beginning of the que si ions, and ihe search for answers. It was ihese same questions thai a few members of Bering Memorial United Methodist Church asked themselves when a church member became ill. With the support of Dr. Don Sinclair, senior pastor, a support group was formed. From that humble beginning, the support group grew into what is now the Bering Community Service Foundation. Established in 1987 as a non-profit agency, it has grown by leaps and bounds. Under ihe umbrella of ihis foundation is the Bering Dental Clinic, Bering Care Center and ihe foundation's Support Group Network. Statistically. Ih e number of people helped by this community-based network through the years is impressive. But the real story is in ihe people behind the numbers — volunteers and staff members who have brought io life ihe purpose and vision of the foundation, and have improved the quality of life of thousands of people with HIV/AIDS, their friends and family members, The Support Group Network is a series of support groups that meet throughout the week for those dealing with HIV AIDS issues. The most prominent group is Ihe Wednesday Night Support Group, led by the Rev. Troy Plum- mer, LPC. Plummer is a degreed psychotherapist as well as a minister at Bering Church and group's facili- laior, and he uses both the spiritual and psychological to counsel Bering Foundation clients dealing with AIDS The support group meets every Wednesday night to discuss AIDS and related issues. All BCSF clients, their friends and family members are welcome to attend. Troy is a soft-spoken man with keen insight into his clients' needs. He offers personal counseling Monday through Thursday for persons with HIV/AIDS, their family and friends. "Being HIV-positive is nol the end, it can be the beginning of anew adventure. You jusi have to make it so." he says. "For example, an HIV — positive person may be angry at the world, and in lhat anger may numb (himself/herself) by excessive use of alcohol, drugs and promiscuous sexual behavior. We help those people find a level of self- esteem where they can live a quality- filled, productive life." Support group volunteer Slan Brewer is a corporate executive who generously gives his time to both Bering Methodisi Church service programs and the Bering Foundation. He is on the foundation's board and is chair of the committee ihal oversees [he support group and the hospital outreach program. Stan goi involved with the support group as a charter member when his lover of 16 years was diagnosed as HIV- positive. Stan continues to test HIV—negative. When his lover Paul tested positive and became ill, Slan says, "I was hurling very much. I fell like Paul was abandoning me. I tended lo internalize my feelings... it was like an emotional dam ready to burst. The support group taught me the value of sharing feelings in a sale space with others who shared ihe same common denominator, the HIV virus." Stan also participates in another supporl group, for those HIV negative people who share problems relating to being HIV-negative. The group focuses on living in ihe age of AIDS and how to remain negative while having meaningful relationships. Christine Coberly, the Bering Foundation's hospital and home- bound visitation coordinator, spends almost all her time visiting people who are too ill to leave iheir home or hospital bed. With her degree in pastoral counseling, her training at M.D. Anderson and he reassuring demeanor, she brings to [hose in need a level of caring and insight lhat helps many people keep a positive attiiude while ill. "The Bering Support group," she says, "is like family, with the most diverse group of persons you can imagine who are able to Support each other due to their common experience with HIV." (Continued on following page) Four community churches plan joint pre-Easter worship services Community Gospel Church. Community of the Reconciling Servant. Houston Mission Church and Kingdom Community Church will hold combined worship services on Thursday, April 13 and Friday, April 14. Both services will begin at 7:30 p.m at Houston Mission Church. 1505 Nevada at Commonwealth. The Maundy Thursday service will be conducted by Rev. Bill Tarter and will include a hand washing ceremony in commemoration of the washing of the disciples' feet. The Good Friday service will be a series of short sermons on the Seven Last Words spoken by Jesus from the cross. Members of each of the participating churches will bring their interpretation of what each of Ihese last sayings ol Jesus means to us today. The four churches invite the community's participation in these special services, and in Ihe separate Easter worship services In be held on Sunday, April 16 by ihe individual congregations. For more information, call Community Gospel Church, 880-9235; Community of the Reconciling Servant, 462—7 I 54; Houston Mission Church, 529-8225 or Kingdom Community Church. 862-7533.
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