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Title Houston Voice, No. 818, June 28, 1996
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  • Bell, Deborah Moncrief
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Date June 28, 1996
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript "f'rtdc k11011s Vo Borders" logo comes to II]<' Brother, are you there? A Candid Co11vcrsat1011 uith Candace Gingrich 8) .Jon \nlhon) Candace um nch was rn to\\ n last '\\eek for Hou ton's l csbaan and Ga) P11dc festivities 1hat culminated \\llh her pante1pauon m the Parade fhe llou ton \ 01ce caught up \\llh M um r ch, So Ster t>f House Speaker Nc\\l Gmgnch and Robena Bro\\ n fhc cider Gmgnch s L S \rmy career rcqu11cd the famtl) 10 frequent!) uproot hence, the famil) hvcd in Califom Kansas, \la?) land and Pan:una pnor to scuhng m Penns) lvama Today, 1h1n) yCDrs later IWO of lhe siblings are household names In poli11c.1I circles on oppos11c sides of the spectrum G111gnch ackn~"lcdg s that pr r in ~er brothC'r'S n cms1 ·n 10 ~peaker of the Uou e 1n 19941 !.he was not act1H~· ut all 1n the Lesh1an and toa) com1nun11i "I had chosen to remain mac1ivc I decided to sta) bchmd 1he scenes as far as ga) t sues \\Cnt That "as not because anvonc asked me to or anyone m my lam1ly req~cstcd II At the s.une tune, I 1 kn~ ho" m) family fell nbou1 C'\\1 and his career .ind I thought ~>rsurcthat rfl \\trcto do anythmg. tt \\Ould JC'oparduc hrs orccr • she commented Candace aclno\\ledgcs that had her brother not been elected to hts current position, she \\OUld probably not be m 1hc posmon she ts toda) •1 \\Ould probably s1tll not be out • II was somebody making her a\\ are of 1he onu-ga) thmgs her bro1her has s.11d that lnnuc:nccd her decision to be oul and ht'l:omc on •<II\ Isl She lltought of NC\\ 1 a" •a nice gu) • umJ was unaware of hts poli1ical stance on Gay nnd Lesb.ian issue' un11l 11 was brought lo her aucnt1on dunng her firsl in1crvi<11, \\1lh the Advocate Conda<" Gmgm·h on patio at Toopt•es (Con111111cdonpag<' l9) Log Cabin Confronts GOP Bigotry R, Curt \1orr1'on l 0ast \\eeks dcc1s1on b' the stale <;upremc Court to <kn' Log Lo 0 hin Republicans. of Texas u boc11I; .u the stale uOI' con\cnllon <lid not stop the ga• Republican group from p.irtic1p.11mg 111 1h~ democrauc process as dclcg,11cs nnd allcrnatc In fact, Jcspilc the ml111g, the group had notable success al the convention this past \\eekend, considcnng 1he odd against 1hem •1 he odd> at the Alamo \\ere belier; remarked Gal) \'an Ooteghcm, president ol Log Cabin Rcpublu:ans Houston. , ews of the Supreme Coun decision compelled I og 01b1n 10 remove thcrr c•h1bit boo1h at the convention site Local and national ne"s media filmed the group d1sma111hng their hooth tog < nbin held a protest ours111c thl' ~l.rntodome holding up signs ol lhc ndvcn"cmcnl • 1he ad \\h1ch the state Ci011 drmed the organitation from pl.icing •n lhc convcn11on program ·and ones 1hat read •1 ct's slan talkmg und srop >houllng." Members ol the group d1>111buted the od•cn1scmcn1 to all 1 S.000 in attendance and "ore pins that read •Ask me about LCR • The Houston chapter produ,cd a pamphlC1 of (Contmucd on page 19/ NAMEs PRojECT Pq. 2 CliNTON/Ad\OCATE Pq. } Ac1io~ Alm Pq. 12 Pq. 15 Pq. 20 Rain Knows No Borders - Pride Parade '96 B) Deborah Bell The much needed ram st.11ted com mg do\\ n ir. lite earl) mommg hours and continued as do\\npours throughout 1hc city unul close to 1 o'clock m 1he afternoon The annual P11dc Parade came os close as 11 ever has to bcmg cancelled due to m.lcment "eather Jack \'alinsk1, spe.iking on behalf ol the Pndc Commiltee, said the) \\ailed u1111l 1pm 10 make the call on continuing the parade hne up or calling it off II olmo>I seemed u miracle tha1 lhe sl.ic> >1ancd clearing shonl) before 1he appom1ed ume 1 he fcsm-al has been hit b) hca') rains and there ha\ e been sprmkhngs during parades of pas1 years, but nothing as drama11c as Sunda) 's mon.wons Whtie some folks chose not to dm e rn from the burbs and a few of the delcgauons dcchned 10 show up, 1houunds sttll lmcd \'- estheimer an estimated 50 000 acccmlmg to lite l louston Chronicle longume parade attendees said lite cro\\d "as not as big as usual. mostl) congrcgaung along the cur> e and the rntcrscc11on of \lonirose and \\ osthc1mcr (aka to some ns the ccmcr of the uni,erse). Others thought the turnout \\;i, lO & f ~ Rccc"m~ !he Fou - s "'" (; gm.h rcmmdcd 0 all of ..s ttme and again thro ~oul her \1 11 to OU1 slate that commg ut IS lite smgle mo.t rmportanl thing \\e can do as Ga)' and Lesbians H• ping for the Human Rights Campaign and urgmg our~ mmun11)' to rcg1s1er and \otc 1f \\e trul) \\llnl to rrokc a difference She \\aS so personable and fnendl), 11 is hard 10 concc" e that she could ha"c am of the um, D!\A os het half· brother, ;,"'1 (Same Mom, different fathers, her dad adopted him, thus:> lite ume last name\. T"o of our local heroes • Bill Havard and Jcanettec \ aughan "ere honored as 1h1s •ms Grand Marshals for 1hcir outrundmg ~ontnbuuons to the communl!\ ThC) had a rccc:puon in lhctr honor afong "1th honor.try Grand Marshal. Jae i.. A beret a end !he Organ1za11onal C:.rand Marshal RO)al '>o•cncgn and Imper ' Coun of the Sm le ~tar at the\ cnture· earlier rn the "eek T"'o of lite \\lnntng dclegattons m the Parade \\On due to then mcrediblc sp111t and cncrg) G) mnast1cs. human pHam1ds, handstands, Co11grcsnto11uJ11 \'hc1/a Jock.son lee MUVt'S 10 cons111uenrs cto~c to normal The one sure lhmg IS 1ho1 11 "as an enthusiastic gathcnng Once the fear of rain passed, lhe day pro• ed 10 be 'Cf) pleasant 1empcrture·\\ISC, spanng the usual complatnts about the heal Almos! 100 delegations passed the m 1e"ing stand "here DJs from ~t" % ~ along \\1th Jack \ alinsli conduC1cd running commenUI) about lite colorful prescntauons H1ghhghts of lite da) included the presentation of Congressional Recogmt1on from 1hc office of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee l cc ma st11k1ng canary )cliow suit rode .11op a teal con-.rt1blc 111 1hc par.1olc but had 10 ka'e afterv.ards to ltttcnd n rnt·cting concerning the current ra•h nfarsnns .11 lllaci.. churches Her assisranl, I om Comhs prcscn1cd the oflicial stalcmcnt at the Pndefcst rail) follo,.ing lhc parade Jac"5on l~c \\;is one of only l\\o (holh Democrats\ that \Oled against passing 1hc "Defense nf /l.1amage .\C1" out of the Jud1c1ary Comm1ncc on "htch she serve . Another highlight of the day "as of course tbe panic1pa11on of Candace G1ng11cb flips and other g) rauons "ere pan of the rcpenoire of !he Club Inergy dclcgauon \\ho "ere presented "'th the Sp1111 &\I.lid (other than non-profiu and Cheer Dallas \\hO "°" the "Pndc Knows o Borders uoph\ • Best OutofTo"n The Kre"e of Ol)mpus-Tcxas was aw:mled the Grand Marshal A\\ard • llt1s a"ard goes to the best mtcrpretat1on of the parade b) a non-profit orgamzauon Thc11 cle\cr dcpiC11on of the logo and huge mard1 gras masks "ere a sure hll \\1th the cro"d The Brazos Ri,er Bollom "hose noat included a life-sized Tc~as Longhom and co"bo" "on 1hc T.-ns A\\31d, for best profcs;ional float Other \\inner~ were lhe \letropohtan Commun11i Church of 1hc Rcsurrecuon "ith thetr float and \\alkrng delegauon rcpre<cnung all lite countncs m lhe \\orld \\h01c there are MCCR congrcgal1ons They "ere 8" en !he Stonewall A"ard for most original The Afncan--Amencan Lesbian and G3) Alliance "as 8" en the l Oii) uoph) for best non· (Conlrn~onpage 19) 2 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 28, 1996 3939-S Montrose BETWEEN GENERAL JOE'S AND MARBLE SLAB 7 1 3-5ii!ii!-5 1 56 THEATER LaB HOUSTON presents the controversial play the Cincinnati vice squad wanted to close down POOR SUPER MRH by Br ad Fraser An erotic story of a gay artist and a married man. EXCLUSIVE SOUTHWEST PREMIERE Opens on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26th at 8:00 PM FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS thru AUGUST 3rd at 8:00 PM SUNDAYS, JULY 21st & 28th & AUGUST 4th at 6:00 PM ALL TICKETS $18 T 1706 ALAMO OFF 2100 HOUSTON AVE. This play contains sexual situatio~s/nudity 1 ~ene~~~b• HOUSTON VOICE TICKET INFORMATION 868-7516 The NAMES Project Needs You- Just four weeks before the natt0nal elections from Oct II thru 13, the NAMES Pro1ect will display The Quilt'" Washington.DC. It will have doubled tn size from Its last showrng tn October of 1992. The need for volunteers has grown accordingly. Hundreds of eight-person teams from all over America will unfold the Quilt starting in the early hours of Oct. II. 1996, the ninth anniversary of us first display in COnJunc· uon with the 1987 March on Washrngton The display on the National Mall will require the par11cipat1on of more than 10,000 voluntee". The display by the NAMES Project of the enttre AIDS Memoria l Qui lt wh ich includes 45 ,000 memor ial panels will attract an esti-mated 750.000 visitors. Tht 1992 DtSplay of tht AIDS Mtmortal Quilt The over 26 miles of walk-ways will allow people to get close to each panel. The names of over 70.000 people who died of AIDS will be read, ringing oul over the expanse of land from the Washington Monument to the Capitol . more names than arc carved on the nearby Vietnam War Memorial. Inspired by folk art traditions of quill· mg and sewing bees. the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt has become an international symbol in the fight against AIDS. Altho ugh the Quilt rep re sents only a small fraction of the AIDS 1 deaths m the Unued State~. u has become the most v 111ble 1ynihol of 1he eru den11c. The Houston chapter needs 1500 vol· unteers hH' the \:aru1u$ JObS that are required as parl of the nauonal display tr you ha"·c the ume and can make the trip to Washington, you are needed to be a quilt monitor, guide. suppor1 represen11 uvc. cducauon or merchandise sales volunteer Conuct Pcrnc Do.ph. Cen tral Reg1 ·n Volunteer Chairperson at 713 729 9662 or \Hite to 4 309 Sull brooke Dr Hou • n. TX 771)35 for a vol· untccr form. ) u ...in help open hearts and mmds 10 the reJhlles of the AIDS ep1dem1c and the need for an 111med1ate and compas sionate response by lending a hand or makrng a contribution to the Names ProJeCI Other Quilt News The Nat1onal Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently granted SI00.000 to the AIDS Memorial Quilt Archive Project This grant will be used 10 help photo· graph, document and catalogue the entire quilt By storing the t.locumcn .. tarion on CD-ROM elcc1ron1c images of the Quilt will be provided 10 people around !he world through on·ltne tech nology and mult1·med1a packages The AIDS Memorial Quilt Archive Pro ject is a means of ensuring that the Qu11t­and rhe lives ll cclehl'ate• liv••- u.,,.. protcss1onally photographing every panel of lhe ever-gro"tng Quill the NAMES ProJCC.I l·ound•&lon will crealc a pcrnune n« vl'.\ual rccnrt.1 of the panels currently compri>1ng the Qu It A Quilt image database "Ill calalogu all v1su1l 1nformat1011 -..materials 1cchnique, symbolism, text-appear c1g on eath panel to serve as an 1nva ua b.e educauo~ an~ display nunag ment re ourcc Anthon) Turney r xec• ive Director of the NAMES PrOJCC'. rn acknowledg mg the NEA grant said As iong as th1 epidemic la rs 1he NAMES Pr. feet is comlT'1t!ed 1 documenting fo po terllY 1h. ?•rs nal htstcries of the hves It has taken Tra~ically, the his tory recorded by the Quill continues to he written Regarding Open Letter Note To The Editor of The Houston Voice Some crowds ma} thank 11 outrageous to address an open letter to anolher Gay paper's publisher to the Houston Voice for pnntmg. but as a member ol the Mary's crowJ I have been 1"'ultcd by the lexa. Tn· angle. I simply Jo not rrust 1hem to print this letter and want the largeSl possible c1rculat1on within our communuy­..... 1111.:h mean:, suhnuual co the Voice It 1s my hope that you will publ ish th" letter in us enurety. Bar Wi lson (See page II for an excerpt from the letter) Edito r 's Resp onse-June 21 , 1996 Dear Bar I am 1n receipt of your open letter to Kay Longcope at the Texas Triangle I had a bir of a reacuon 10 the slatement made by Mr. Seegers myself, 1h1nk111g. "Oh, 1 know some folks that are going to I 1vc this! .. And while we are apprec1auve ot your kind words regard111g The Voice, I hesitate to print something that could he v,ewcJ as an ;1t1.ack on anothe1 publica non. AdJ1t1011ally. 1 assumed that you had actually sent your letter IO the Triangle II they truly would not pnnt It, then 1 would m the sp1nt ol open dialog I did checl w11h David Elltou, the edttor, since Kay was on vacauon, and he said he had no problem wtth the letter's pubhcat1on. He told me they were full for this week's issue but 11 should run next week, I took the liberty of faxing a copy of lhe leuer to him. I see no purpose in publishing 1t 1n The Voice if they will be usrng It. Again. I appreciate your >up port of The Voice and your w1ll1ngness to speak out for your belief> It is important for all group> wuhin <>Ur community to speak up. Srncercly, Deborah IN My VoicE Blessing of Volu nteers Language fascinates me One of the things chat I have always found 1n1eresl· ing 1s the way there are different names for the male and tcmale of a species and a different name for their hahie~ . Exam· pie Deer -the female 1s a doc. 1he male is a buck and !he cluld "a fawn. A group of deer 1s a herd Or another example would be chickens -the female ts a hen. the male a roos1er and the baby 1s a chick . Some an1- m:tls get adJitiona~ names depending on 1he1r age and sexual Matus-a heifer i-. a young temale huvrnc who 1s capable of reproduct1011 , hu1 who has not yet been mated ·a virgan a ... ll were. A gelding 1s a male horse who has been neu1ered Groups of an11nah have 1heir own names. such ., baby do&'· aka puppies are called a huer. a group o f wolves 1s a pack, a group of whales 1s a pod. and for some reason a tlod. of crow!'! is called a murder You are wonde11ng where I'm going w ith th is are11'1 you'! Ok, you now know one of my ... ecreti.;., I was a b io logy nertl in hi gh school So here 11 1s We have 1us1 survived Pride Week 1996 which "one fine example ot cxauly wha1 I am talking about-volun 1eers . T he committee 1s composed enurely ot volunteers . The spirit of volun1ccr11.m is what makes our commu· nny wha1 It 1s and t!'. 1he greatest source of the r 11Je we cclchrate each )ear Volun· leers such as M1\S Camp and Soiree Auber· gme. not only en1cr1am us , hu1 raise funds IO help other rrours. Care teams from AIDS l·ounJat1t111 Houston and many of the chu1ches rrovi<lc <lirect care to PWAs. The B er1nc ('o m mun11y Service- Foun· da"1011 grew from the volunteer act1v1 · ties ul c hurch memhers of Bering Memo­rial Me1hod1S1 Church when 1hey me! !he 1..: r 11 1 1..: i1u 1 e1I hy 1h1.· AIDS cp1dcm1c . Poluical camp.:tigns 1h r ivc on 1he work provided by vo luni eers . especially "hen it 1s a candidate that we have enJor,ed Our organ11at1ons wi1hin 1he community for whatever purpose. as a sen' 1ce , socia l husiness, religious, arts. 1hea1re , sports, polllics even raJ w shows, .are a ll rowerell by volu n­tee1s. Over 80 c..l1ttercnt g ro up$ a,.; o t last count Some of the started as strictly volunteer organ11a11on" and grew due 10 !he need ot the community, to a poin1 where 1hey had 10 hire s1aU in order to continue oper-a1ion Many of them reaching the sta1us of business run non· profits. The Mon­trose Counseling Cente r ...aarted by Bill Scott and Jo Stewart now employs dozens of peop le, has it own building and 1s a Unued Way Agency. The massive projecl of Jove known as The NAMES ProJeCI need' 1housands ol folk' Ill help wuh !he work 111volved an the Washington.DC di spla)' of !he Quill 1h1s October. The Ga) and Lesbian Sw tchboard requires volunteers 10 staff the rhone­lrne provuJing a clearinghouse of 1nforrnat1on atrnut the community. including calendar of evenh AIDS f STD 111forma11on ; !elephone counsel­ing and active ltstenrng , cris1s/su1 - c1de intervention; referrals for com­munity hus11H:ss and organ izations They are currently in great need of more people to he involved to keep 1h1 !>. vi tal serv ice ac ll vc If you have even a few hours to spare. you can help make a differ­e nce 111 our community. Everyone has a talenl or sk ill 1ha1 can be ui ilized Some of 1he be" !raining I've received m my life has been !hrough be111g a volun1eer My activism tn the Na tional Organization for Women 1aught me skills 1hat have been useful to me in my career and in life in gen­eral. h " k111d ol like 1he bumble bee lhing (oh nn, hen: 'he goc' with another biology example) The humhle bee ts aerody­namically not designed for tllght, i1s hody 1s too his tor the !-Ile of us wings and the v. 111gs arc: too shor1 , but the hee being 1g1101ant o f a ll that-fl)s an)W3)'. So not kllO'-"lllg we couldn't do !iiOl1leth111g. time and t ime aga in we have done 1t. One ot 1he things !hat I learned Ill do was 10 h e a \IOlunfct•r c onrd111.a1nr Thts lasl. requires recr uit ing m he rs to he volun teers . scheduling works assignments. ma!ching needs 10 service . designing a nd nrgan1z111g mater1ah, dorng train ­ings e tc. The projects I ve worked on from JHOducing a newsletter to organ- 1 11111g a march of' over a million reople have lcJ me to ma1111ain 1hat lhere .... no such lhrng as "'jus1" a volun1eer. It is al'o 1he reason 1 have concluded 1hat the proper name for a group of volunieers is a blcs.11ng • Con1ac1 the Gay & Le,bl3n Switchboard al 529·3211. Parade Co-Chairs lfoiwrd Mcllale and fern I 'egu strolltnl( dvwn ll'e.<the1mer ·Are you airsick?" "No. someone put too many olives in my marlini last night. ~ ~ 1(1/j, 'Jutd4 ~~As~~ s~ 'E~ a941J Breakfast Special $3.99 7:30 am • t 0:30 am CMon-Fri Oloe-ln OnfvJ fiesta Room Available Business Hours: 7:30 a.m. • 10 P.m. Mon.-Sat. Sunday 7:30 a.m. • 4 P.m. BILL CLAIRE FAMILY MORTUARY • Private Cremation $S1S Complete C.re •od Coacetn '"' the F•m1Jr • Complete Fl.flefal • Pre-Arranged Services n-Home Services • Pre-Need Insurance • Al ins1Xanc• Polc:1es Honored 522 9030 2603 Soutlrnore - Houston, TX 77004 UP FER DECK Hotel Sunday - Thursday 549 50 "'' per night for 2 Weekend Special 2 nights - 2 people s12s .... Suites Available Up to 4 people '1!- (}fl- M U4 ~ '0«4· Crews Quarters Bar 1st Gay Bar on South Padre Island! 120 E. Atol Street P.O. Box 2309 South Padre Island. Texas 78597 (210) 761-5953 FAX (210) 761-4288 We accept YtsalMa>lerCard Write or call for a brochure. TEXAS AIR, N:. The Trading Post 11410 S. Put 01k f - ~ 726-1963 . •S Pul T1.iu • $1 •reft •El11tr11l1 t1rh All t • 111 Serm TV • $1.SO h•t•t1kt •Air C11411111l19 & 11t-1pt M1 .. 1y - Frl41y th• 11 •ltl1l1•t ••• ., ... , u .... , ... I listcu - I hear you I care Wh en you need healthy solutions for: Dr11n"· .. ion and anxie-ty • D) sfuncllonal fomili I mcr<t • AIDS rda trcf ronct"rn .. • Relation•lup i••ue•I hamr • Compubne un•afe •exual behavior • New Solution" For l.h in~ Sl.111 I uhh..,_ fr .. I \IS\\ \( P 715.526.8802 Air Conditioning & Heating Specialists -=- 880-4629 7~~:' ALL WORK FULLY GUARANTEED ~ PrOLdy Servng OUR CorM1lrlity Over 12 Yearsf W 1919 Dr::atur Hv.ist.;.;;, TX noo7 (Wasl*1gton 0 W!tlle be:we.n Sludemonl & Hous1on Aw ) 4 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 28, 1996 In Loving Memory JAIME (J.J.) CISNEROS Born.· March 31, 1950 ROBERT K. JONES Born.· December 20, 1946 Died June 13. 1996 Died. June 20. 1996 Jaime (J J) Cisneros was born in Laredo, Texas. In Houston he was a Bndal Consultant and also did retail work. He was active in the community with Benng Support Group, a volunteer with the Westh1emer Art Festival and a Quilt Carner 1n the Gay Pnde Parade J J 1s survived by his son. Jaime A Cisneros. brother. Felix Shirley ''Mom·· Apperson and cousin Roland Anderson Robert K. Jones, 49, of Houston, Texas, died Thursday, June 20. 1996. He was the son of Hazel M. and the late John K. Jones, of Tacoma, Washington. He is survived by brothers. Donald, Michael and Bnan Jones of Tacoma, Washington, sisters, Carol Femright of Killeen, Texas and Barbara Hartly of Buckeye, Arizona: half brother, Jim Jones of Colorado, and 12 nieces and nephews His friends Hector Garcia. Doctor Murphy, Jerry Jones, Blake Bass will miss him along with other friends and relatives Special thanks to Dr Patnc1a D Salvato and Dr Ray Flores and tt>e staff at Twelve Oaks Hosprtal In lieu of flowers. donations can be made to The Assistance Fund. 1116 Jackson Blvd Houston. TX 77006 Services were held at Benng United Methodist Church on Saturday June 22nd Mausoleum Services will be held June 29th at 10 00 am at Forest Park Westhe1mer In lteu of flowers. contrlbut1ons may be made to The Assistance Fund or Pet Patrol Clinton's Interview with The Advocate L us Angeles, CA-lie never fo'lowed throug'l on his promise to open the m1l1- u y ·s dou" to gays and lesbians He'll sign The Defense d l\larrrage Act. lie allo'Ncd the Supreme Court to stay out of (' oudo"s Amendment 2 f1gh1. and he tire<! Jocelyn riders Despite 1hese 1sappomtments. Clrnl n and his admm1strauon have done morei 1han any thcr to help gay and lesbian Amcri­\; an"' How commuted to gay and les­b 1 c..1uscs will he be rn a second term? \\uh Election "96 around the corner. C lrnl n gives The Advocale hrs trrst and t 'y mlerv cw wuh a gay and lesbian flUbltcauon SlnCC he was elected pres 1de.11 In tact he 1s the only president eve: 10 gran1 d gay magazme an in-Jeplh rn1crv1ew Aller almost tour years m rhe lmc of tire. Clin1on agreed l dJScuss a range ot !o.C:lually c'1arged subJCCl~ 1hat mnst po• t ... 1ans try t.Jrd 10 avoid The I I I ~mg are eJ1.ccrp1s from The Advoc.ilte t..over 1n1erv1cw wuh President Chn ion «>nduc1ed by Wash ngton Cor­' CSpondcnl J Jennings Moss Ad' ocatc: What do you say to those gay VtitC s who 1:-&vcs1ed so much emotion· ally rn yuur candidacy bu1 have fell let down' Clinlon: We have iruly accomplrshed a g cal dc.J durmg my admrn1strat1on \\ c havC' also learned a lot about what we c:i do·- -and hov. lo get 11 done My admm 1su1111trn ~ s tate 1 more steps than an) p ev1ous rn br•;ig :-: ' lhe gJy and le~ ~ran commun:ues 10 the uhle I am proud ot my record and It ts a record to butld on I remain dedrcaled to ending d1s­cnmrna11on and to protecting the CtYI rights of every ClllZCO 10 our !<.OCI• ely I am proud 1hat my admrn1s1r11ion hiilS more openly gay and lesbian ind1· v duals serving in appomted pos1 .. 11ons than in any prevrnus adm1nis· 1ra11on and their 1mpac1. both in exper11se and rn efforts to advocate for the concerns of gay men and le!'th1an~ 1s s1gn1f1cant. . I am the first presi dcnl ever IO endorse a gay and lesbian c1v1 rrghts btll, the Employmenl Non­D1scrim1na11on Acl We have opened 1he door tor qual1f1ed gay' and lesbi­ans 10 receive 1op secur11y clearance:. I pled~e to you that I will ~onllnue !itnv- 1ng f r greater cducauon and compas· srnn work.mg not simply to tolerate our differences bul also to celebrate them Advocate: What gay or lcs.h1<tn person has had the b1gges1 impact on your life'! Clinton: Bruce Lehman. Robena Achtentlcrg. Richard Socar1des. and Boh Hanny. to name a lc:w. have all made valuo1hlc contr1hut1ons I've worked closely w11h Congres~men Barney hank and Gerry S1udds and wi1h Elizaheth Birch of lhe Human Rights Campaign l"vc had a long frrend,h1p w11h David Mixner, whose advice has meant a great deal 10 me over the years. \d,ocate If you had the chance to Marl over only this 11mc knowing 1hc cxtenl of lhe <;ppostllon 10 opening the mrlr­tary s duors 10 gays and lesbians, how would you approach the issue., \\i'ha1 les· sons did you learn from lhe rtght ! Clinlon: II s fair to say thal I have though• a 101 abou1 lhis and that there are some things I th111k I should have dune d1f­ferc, tly I now belreve that we needed to bu~ld a hroadcr consensu\ on th1~ 1mpor1an1 issue before moving for­ward Some11mes change comes be~t ~hen IC 1s a ... h1cved through incremen- 131 ••er• Ad\'ocatt: Why do you oppo~e same .. sex marnagc·t Is there a chance you could recons1dcr" Clinton: I remain opposed 10 same-sex Cheer Dallas does us stuff for the Houston Parade marriage I bc:ltcve muriage I\ an 1nsti· tuuon for 1he union ot a man and a woman. Thi' has been my long-standing posi­tion. and II 1s 1101 being reviewed or reconsuJered. I also stro,gly believe that 1hc issues rcl.iltrnncd 10 gays and lesbians shoulJ not be used 10 lC'ar our commun111es apan Ad,·ocate: You spole out against t'1e spate of antigay 1n111a11vcs thu were popular 10 past clecuons. yc1 your ac.lm101strat1on decided IO Sil ou1 of the Supreme Court right on the issue How can you JUstrty speaking oul rn one instance and then staying silent 111 another 1 Clinton: I've never s1ayed sileni on th1' issue l have cont111ually \tated my belu:f that 1hose who would legalize J1s crimrna11011 on the basis of scAual on encauon or any other grounds are gravely mistaken ahout the values 1hat make our nation ~trong. The c!isent1al fight 10 c:quallly must 1101 he denied hy iii ballot in111a11ve or otherwise . Adrncate: What will a second ClrnH>n term do to nght the war on AIDS" Clinton~ fint and lorcmost. we must continue the search for a cure and a vac­cine At the same time. we: will con1inue the search for better lreatments for people Irving with AIDS 1'o prcs1 dent can guarantrc success in sci ence. t>Ut we must marshal all our resources, puhl1c und private. wwoird chis effon. I will continue 10 ~tand up to efforts to dismantle this program by 1he Republl\:an maJtH1ly 111 Congress_ Th s program 1s a litclinc of support for milhons of Ameracans, including many people 1rv111g with AIDS Found•d in /967 Th• Advocatt 1s the awar1J-wrnnlng gay and ltsb1an mt1gu~ ZJ"' of record, reporttng b1-wutty on news politics. husintss medical usuts. tht arts, and tnttrtQlnmtnt Another way to reach us! You can now send your letters, news leads, and other correspondence to the HOUSTON VOICE by e-mail. Address to: HouVoice@aol.com. ISSUE 818 June 28. 1996 Published Fridays Estab'...shed 197 4 as tile Houston Montrose Stat r~ 1980 a the Houston Montrose Voce, Changed name to The New Voce to 1991 .-poratmg the Now 0<1eano Creteent City Star, re-establist'Med December t 1993 IS the Houoton VOioo 811 Westhe1mer, Suite 105 Houston. Texas 77006 (713) 529-8490 (800) 729-8490 Fax (713) 529-9531 Contents copynght t 995 Office Hours. 9am-5 30pm weekdays Crad Ouren/publt•h•r Jack Leonard genera' manager Matthew Penmngton/p<oduction manager EDITORIAL OEPARTMFNT Deborah Moncnef Bell/editor STAFF WRITERS Jon Harnson, Marl< Henry, BR McDonald. Carolyn Roberts. Javier Tamez, Glen Webber CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jon Anthony, Sam Oawster Andrew Edmonson. Kerry Kaden. Chns Lambert. Curt Morl"SQn Jazz Paz John Reed CARTOONISTS Oavtd Brady, Scotly. Earl Slorm PHOTOGRAPHERS David Goetz Kim Thompson ADVERTISING SALES DEPARTMENT Lee Davis. 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Mld .herh"I do noc ~ .,, end0t'Mm"11 °' o.-ww: .. by Tt.9 11ouaon Voice ot its Jtafl' THE IMPERIAL COURT PRESENTS ~OlJJ\t ~~/~~~~ ~ • /' t ~~ d , '"" f \ ~ J SHOWTIME.'ai 9pm THEN ST~Y Wlitt-us FOR SUNDAY FRENZY MALE STRIP CONTEST at llpm SHARP HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 28. 1996 5 'f ~tU~f DJ.\ Y J{j 4th FREE EEN E ROAST THE PATIO at BOY TOY DANCERS SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK tN'fRODUCtNG 'fHE GEN'fRY • SOCIAL CLUB EVERYDAY FROM 2pm UNTIL 7pm $1.50 $1.75 $3.50 WELL DOMESTIC ABSOLUT COCKTAILS LONGNECKS MARTINIS Live Interactive Video Teleconference from the 11111111111 International Conference on AIDS Broadcast Live from Vancouver, British Columbia to 20 Cities Nationwide Thursday, July 11, 1996 This video teleconference is for everyone involved in HIV/AIDS. There will be a Community Update for persons living with HIV/AIDS and a Professional Update for healthcare professionals and HIV counselors All are welcome to attend both updates. HOUSTON Community Update: 5:00 PM-6:30 PM Professional Update: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM JW Houston Marriott 5150 Westheimer Road Houston, Texas (713) 961 -1500 There is no fee to attend. Light refreshments will be served. To Register Register now by phone. fax. or e-mail Toll-free: 1-800-899-6888 Fax: 21 2-679-7883 E-mail whcme@whci.41mad.com Call Monday-Friday from 9 00 AM-8:00 PM eastern time You may call anonymously; reservations are tor seating count only. This program is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Glaxo Wei/come Inc. and is being coordinated by World Health CME. 6 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 28, 1996 Me'Shell Ndegeocello fEATUREd lRAcks: "LE VI.T I.C US: FA GGOT " "WHo Is HE ANd WHAT Is HE To You" " THE WAy" OTHER SEIEcTiONS iNcludE: THE WoMb DEUTERONOMY- NiqqERMAN EcclEsiASTES: FREE My HEART MARY MAqdAlENE God SHivA STAY BiTTERSWEET A TEAR ANd A SMllE MAkE ME WMv~A HollER Available at: ,,. Record Rack ~ ,,. All Records ~ ,,. Top Hit Records ~ ,,. High Volume Music ~ Importance of Community Various groups wuhm the Gay and Les­bian community need to work together more frequently to reach the common goal of equality As a community, it is our responsibility to make the neces­sary inroads to achieve our m1ss1on and lo be treated with the same rights and privi­leges bestowed upon the rest of society. As a mrnorny group, we should learn from our predecessors about what lo do and what not to do . Unfortunately, history has shown that most minority group!; lhrough their own actions have conlributcd to the hin­drance of growth and accomplishment For example , the Texas Chapter of the National Organ1za11on for Women (NOW) suffered loss of membership <lue to differences regarding the issue of pornography. The Houston Gay and Lesbian Pol1t1cal Caucus (HGLPC) has had bipartisan 1nf1ght1ng result 111. the withdrawal of officers and member acuvists. Charges of racism. real or per· ccived have been the d1v1din& factor in a number of other organizations . That is a mistake our community should avoid . If we are truly going to succeed m our goals for basic freedoms, It IS 1mperat1ve that we do so an a unified matter Recovery from these self-inn.cted wounds, has been slow for both NOW and HGLPC We must remain focused 1f we arc to avoid this sort of injury. We cannot allow the con­certed efforts we are trying to mcorpo· rate go by the wayside because of our own acuons. We have cnouah cncm1c5 and adversaries outs ide our community. II IS sheer folly for us to work against each other. That will not produce the ultimate resuhs we all dc~1rc There are many groups and organ1za uons within our community in Hou~ilon and the rest of Texas. While each group may have different pol1t1cal 1deolog1es, 1he underlying focus 1s ach1cvang equality . F1ght1ng amongst ourselves and cnticizin& each other docs not bode well for our movement m &cncral. It pro­vides our advcr"'aries wuh the ammun1· lion they seek to propagate the myth> and stereotypes that we are trying to dis· pel Most of us have a lot on common with our heterosexual counterparts, more than they might imagine. Most of us are productive c1t12ens who work, pay taxes and arc Jaw ab1din& . Yet, we are not afforded the same rights and privileges as the rest of society specifically because of our sexual orientation . This is precisely why we need to unue and put a halt to the antagonism amongst var­ious factions of our community, espe­cially within the same organization . It's bad enough that we are constantly berated as a communuy from our oppo­nents , must we add insult to rn1ury by inflicting wounds amongst ourselves" There are times when we mu:,t put aside our differences for the betterment of the community as a whole . The fight for equality 1s not coin& to come to fru1t1on from any one md1v1dua1- fl must be ascer­tained through unified support or we will loose the battle. Moreover, 1f we loose sight of our common cause, we run a seri· ous risk of self-destruction, as well as losing any gains or inroads we have made to date . In order for our commun11y to succeed in obtaining equality, we must remain focused. We "' a community often align ourselves with other organizations under the premise that It increases our I power On the .surface, this sounds like a great concept: sometimes this may not be a good practice. Here's why. • If you have three groups band together and each group has their own agenda, some· where down the line, someone's agenda suffers as a result There 1s nothing wrong with getting involved with an organ1zat1on outside of our commu­nny 1f tt involves an issue that is dear to you and you want to make your contribut1on on that organization's behalf as an md1· vidual . h's when our community or one of its rcpresentat1vc organizations publicly aligns Itself wuh another group outside of the community, we increase the odds that our agenda will take a back seat. That 1s not m the best interest of our community, This approach is cffec1ivc only when we work m coaliuon with other groups with the same agenda We must insist that the concerns of the community arc our top priority and work as a team to ensure that those con· ccrns arc addressed. Whether you arc a Democrat. Republican , lndcpen• I dent, Libertarian, etc . , 1s irrelevant . We are all Gays and Lesb11ns and must confront the animosity that society has towards us due to our sexual oricnta · t1on. As we embark on a new year and plan our next Gay and Lesbian Pride Weck. we should work to make sure chat we have more to be proud of than this year. This should be an ongoing objective We cannot rest on our laurels . Many people in our commu~ n1ty complain abouc the 1111ua11<.:oa chat we are inundated with on a daily basis. Many of us live m fear that we will lose our jobs withouc lcaal recourse 1f our employer discovers our sexual orien · tat1on Yet , those same individuals don't get involved to the degree where they could make a difference They make excuse aflcr excuse ·• 1·m 100 busy." or .. I don't have enough money to JOlll " How· ever. tl is difficult to acccp1 suc.:h excuses when the individual who ullers the afore · mentioned reasons (for their lack of involvement) has plenty of time to watch TV or go to clubs. h always amazes me when I engage in a conversation with some .. one at a club and they have spent more than $50 on liquor tabs over a few hours and then m the same breath say they can't afford the membership dues and don't have the time. I question their priorities. There are many ways to get involved m the community and make a difference . It requires comm1tmen1, dedication and some effort, of course. The pride of accom· phshment will provide you wuh more euphoria than any dnnk or drug . We can s11ll go to clubs and engage on some sp1rns and relaxation every now an then . I'm merely suggesting that each and every· one of us realize the importance and s1&· nificance of involvement in commu ­nity activuies. It is a group effort and must be accomplished as such It's not about ego or power. Ic's about unity and success . F11lure for us to unite and work together will only diminish our capacity to achieve our goals. Haven't we worked too hard to watch 11 all dissipate? Curt Morrison (a puudonym) is a mtmbu of Log Cabin Rtpub/1cans Houston and sits on tht organization '.r .rtatt .rutring committtt. Tht v1tws txprtsstd in this column art thou of tht author and do not ntcusari/y rtfltct thou of Log Cabin or tht llouston Voict , Bad "Boys" Yes, l can recall exactly where I was when I heard the news that President Kennedy had been shot. I can also remember the first time I saw the movie version of ' Boys in the Band.' In the case of the former I was droving to one of my graduate history classes and m the latter I was sitting in a theater m Fort Worth woth my wofe and another couple. In the ca<e of the Kennedy assassin•· toon I realized the impact that awaited the nation as it was jerked from Camelot to shear political power as represented by Lyndon Barnes Johnson . In the case of "Boys" my long tenure on the closet failed to prepare me for the nuances of gay Jofe portrayed on the screen. I can only say that, in my case, the gay lives acted out before my fearful eyes did not hasten my inev11ablc coming out. I have watched 1he movie version, on video, many times since and at least now comprehend Mart Crowley's insider view of gay life on pre-Stonewall New York Coty And certaonly his humor. mostly reserved for the first act, while bit­ing os nonetheless funny I missed my one chance to see a stage ver­sion of "Boys"' in Dallas in 1973 during 1hc traumatic year between divorce and comong out I fonally remedied this sit­uatoon last week when l saw the first New York revival of "Boys" sonce the orogo­nal clo<ed on 1970. Fortunately, Crowley preserved the original stage version by retaining the 'tage cast for the movie and Joule else was changed for the current revival. For those familiar wuh the or1i1nal. five of the ca-.1 have :'\111cc: d1ct.1 from A IDS comp h ~ cations. It was 1mposs1ble to watch the revival wothout comparing the per­formance\ w11h the original cast David Drake plays Michael. the host ol the party the role orogonally performed by Kenneth Nelson, the mo~t recent one to die I had seen Drake perform three t1mh previously in New Yorl 1w1ce in Jrag (horn. not me) He was unforgettable as Mo» Deep South in the off-off Broadway '"Pageant,"' the unsurpa.sed 'poof of all beauty pageants. He is, however, best remembered for his one·man sho~. '"The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me .. In •Boy<" 1 fou nd Drake to be the most pleasant surprise, certainly equal to the original and very much 1n character woth Crowley's hO>I Equally <urpros­ong was the performance of James l.ec­esne a' l'mory, the nelly queen w11h all the good Jones. He easily brought a more 'Y'"" pathetic portrayal 10 the role than Gliff Gorman, one of the few straights Ill the original Gorman got the laughs but Lee-esne manages to stir your admiration as well. David Boskons' "Hank" of the revival also brings a greater dimension to the role of the married school teacher comong out than Lawrence Luck1nb1JJ , another straight actor on the orogonal. Jeff Woodma n , as the troubled Donald , seems to Jack something that Frederick Combs brought back on 1969-sex appeal of nothing else As for the cast the greatest do<appoint­ment was David Greenspan as the birth­day boy. Harold. For one. he seems too old for the part . But more particularly. he seemed to be govong a poor imitation of Leonard Frey doong the origonal Equally unfortunate, he more resem­bled a ventriloquist's dummy (an image remarked on by The New York Tomes' Ben Brant ley), woth exaggerated facial maneuvers between long periods of dea­dpan . Perhaps filling Frey's shoes is too overwhelming The original "Boys" might have lasted longer as an off·Broadway hot, had it not been for Stonewall and the advent of pol111cal correctness. What is amaz· ong os that Wtlltam Froedkin stoll trans­ferred the play to the big <ereen after the famous riots. If nothing else u caused the first gay picketong of a film on the modern day epoch. I recall all too well that lonely ume and comong out brought home all the gay undertones of "Boys."' Actually, I mar­vel that I under<tood any of 11 , other than the c loseted anguish, back on 1970. Its relc\lanc:e, I supro.se 11 more as a por trayal of gay city life before Srnncwall . But even here II should not be viewed as any more representative than Longtime Companwn" os t>rotal of Joie on the age of AIDS Frankl), I would recommend voe"ong the vuJco of the original over the play, hoth lho see lhal un1forml) good casa as well as Comb\· cute buu. "Boy~" rs now gay history. woth a few chuckles as well as considerable discomfort. Love the­ater does oiler an immediacy not found an the movie!. , But. somehow the open­ing of .. Boys" does,n'1 ~eem lhe i;ame with· out Cole Porter. On a personal note, perhaps I dod not see the revival of "boys" under the best of cir­cumstances. This was my tom play of my first cnp to New York stnce the death of my heller halt and ohe first play on a decade of lheater going "11hout hi~ company. New Yorl, 5llll my favorite CH), never· theless will never be the same l/oK'd} Partner from the Br~os Rn-er Bollom· Tera., 4K'arc/ llmnert HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 28. 1996 7 e~ & e~ ~ ~ 'P4 u aa °" 0"1i ~ ~- 'if/e ~ H4t ~ b,,e a ~ <p4I 'if/e ~ <p4 WI, 4 ~ 'P'lUU 'ifled/ 0 FRidAy, JUNE 2811t, 9 PM Tile RoyAl, SoveReiGN & IMpERiAl CoURr of rile Si,,<;le SrAR & 0 KiNG fArllea XII MAalENe DEAGO & 0UEEN Mo11lea XI JAckie Tlloa"e paemir #~ Pink & Red!! tA; Ribbons, that is! A bENEfiT EVENT f OR TlfE REd RibboN REAdiNG RooM & TltE MARioN PANZER BREAST CANCER AWARENESS FuNd TltROUGlt TltE LVL-PWA FuNd SATURdAy JUNE 29, 9:00 PM LiviNG PRooF BANd • 1100 WESTHEIMER • 523-7217 • 8 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 28, 1996 'celebrating Our Families Eac·1 1 ear at our Annual Faml.y Confer­ence the Gay and Lesbian Parents Coa· l111on International (GI.PC!) presen1s awards recogn1zrng outstanding efforts on behalf of our families. This year, the GLPCI Board of Directors is proud to announce the following awards and rec1p1ents-to be awarded on July 6th at our 17th Annual Conference banquet in Mtnneapoh" MN Image in Media Award-Smee 1977, the !liat1onal Center for Lc-'bian Rights (!liCLR) tn San FranctSco California has been a tireless and tremendously successful advocate for our civil rights. As a lesb1anlfcmin1st, multi-cultural resource center. NCLR has worked through the courts, the legal system, and 1n the community to eradicate discrim· ination against lesbians and their ram­illes. Relying on community support so they don't charge attorneys fees for their clients, they have challenged old law and made new law 1n fighting for our const1tut1onal, employment, and fam­ily rights. Over 50" of their legal case­work concerns lesbian hmily issues. In recent years, a series of high profile custody cases involving lesbian moth­ers has been "discovered'" by the nallonal media And increasingly, NCLR, as attorneys. educators and advisors, 1s called upon to give voice to this cr111cal issue-custody and vis11- a11on are the #I reasons thu lesbian and gay American• go to court. In dealing wuh the media, NCLR has been an eloquent and 1mpass1oned champion of our fam1· lies-with the message that sexual ori­entation docs not make one a good or bad pareht Rather, 11 ' s our family values that count love and nurturing in1eg­rity and responstbll11y; acceptance . respect and 1ncfuS1on Chapters of the Year-This year. GLPCI honors live local support groups. "hich helped found our predecessor, the Gay Falhen Coalllion Internat1onal, back in 1979·80; Ga) Fathers of Greater Bo .. ton, Massachusett• Gay Fathers of Los Angeles, California Gay Fathers I of Ne" York New York Gay Fathers of Tor­onto, Ontario and Gay Fathers Coal111on of Washington, DC Month after month, year after year, these groups provide a supportive environ· ment for formerly and currently married men who arc .. coming out• as gay men and gay parents. The support these groups provide is critical in assisting gay and bisexual men in transiuon to build and enhance a pos1t1ve selr·1mage and encouraging them to be lovin& and responsible fathers. In add111on, these five fathers' groups have consistently been distinguished leaders of their local communities: by raising money to fight AIDS ; speaking for o ur fam1l1es 1n the media; hosting parenting conferences. networking with lesbian mothers' groups and wanna­be parents: and-working to insure that our families are fully protected 1n the courts and legislatures. GLPCI IS extremely proud of the long term efforts and achievements of these fathers and celebrates the unique role they've played '" the lives of thousands of men. women and children m their local areas. Keep up your outstanding work! Love makes a Family! AwarJ-l..ast year. AMERICA IS DYINGU Sl@WLY FEATURES ALL NEW MUSIC BY WU-TANG CLAN, PETE ROCK AND THE LOST BOYZ, EIGHTBALL & MIG AND MORE • ®CD INCLUDES BONUS INTERACTIVE PROGRAM WITH ~ ARTIST INTERVIEWS, LYRICS AND MIXMASTER GAMES. America Is Dying Slowly (A.l.D.S.) Elektra is proud to present America Is Dying Slowly (A.1.0.S.), an album that features hip hop's biggest stars raising their voices to fight AIDS. Rappers from all over the country have joined forces on this project, including Coolio, Wu-Tang Clan, Mabb Deep, Pete Rock, The Lost Boyz, Goodie Mob and many others Both Available at: Record Rack 3109 S Shepherd • 524-3602 the NBC television >how, Friends, received GLPCI'• first "Love make' a Family' Award " for II> groundbreaking storyline of lesbian motherhood. This year' s rec1p1ent Momazons. 1s a national organ1zat1on for lesbian mothers and for le>bians who want children in their lives In 1992, Momazons began a> a small group of lesbian moms and moms-to-be in Columbus, Ohio. Becau>e they did not hve in a progressive. urban metropolis supportive resources for diverse fam1 .. hes were harder to 1dent1fy. 'They found strength in sharing information and wanted to provide that same opportunity for other mothers. regardless of where they live . Six times a year. Momazons produces a 16-page "momma'zine," celebrating lesbian families and f1m1l1cs 4 to-bc. This publication rac1llUICS a nuional dialogue about lesbians' experiences and opinions about cons idering child ­ren, c reating a family, blending fami­lies, child rearing and other issues of sig­nificance to our families Other pro­grams include an extens ive directory of s uppo rtive resources for lesbian moth­ers, a "mom-to-mom" referral pro­gram, and phone consultations for those considering parenting options Through their connecting and sharing, Momazons is actively involved in increasing the strength. v1taltty and diversity of the lesbian mothering com­munity. With our heartfelt thanks and appreciation , GLPCI IS honored to acknowledge the work of 1he mommas (and children) of MomaLOns ·work that shou1s 10 1hc world •tovc makes a r:am1ly! Regional Coordinator of the Year­GLPCI 1s proud 10 announce 1h selection of S1even Gaither of Kent Ohio as ib nin1h Regional Coordinator of the Year These volunteers are recognized for making an outstanding contr1but1nn to GLPC!, its mission, and to the chapte" and individual• 1n his or her region During the past year. Steven has trav­e led to conferences-including NGLTF's Creating Change and the Na11onal Black Gay and Lesbian Leader­ship Forum-to represent GLPCI and ne1work with other activists, con­ducted several radio and print media interviews discussing his life as an adop11ve father, and attended local chap­ter meeungs in three different cit ies . With good humor and boundless enthusi­asm, he's been a tireless activist on behalf of GLPCI and its member fami­lies- all while comp le 11ng law school and raising two pre-schoo.lers. Con­gratulations to Steven and his entire family and many thanks for all your love and s upport! For more information, con1act the Gay and Lesbian Parents Coalt11on Inter· national, Box 50360. Washington, DC 20091-2021583-8029 Fax : 201/783· 6204 . For information about GLPCI's 7th Annual Family Conference, con· tact the host chapler, Minnesota Fam1 .. ltes, at PO Box 11970, St Paul. MN 55111-0970, 6121924-3049 Billie Ray Martin Deadline For My Memories Described as everything from a '90's Soul Queen to the Garbo of techno, German-born, London-groomed Billie Ray . Martin has been mesmerizing European audiences for years. Bille Ray recently burst. o~to the scene in the States with her #1 club .hit Your Lovong Arms." Her debut album, Deadlme For My Memories is one of the most anticipated of the year, drawing rave reviews months before release. Nobody's Child The 1hrill IS gone Ouo hahy has heen ahducled Our family 1s fractured 11110 hrittle sharp shards and I rn gasp1n~ for air ·\ClUJlly she never was our\ bur we d1dn I ~now 11 then . Lookrng had;: we didn't know any1h1ng And we didn't know lhat the off1c1als and cops and agen1s d1dn"t know anything either Now we know. If we had known then we would ha\le answered the original appeal lrom lhe Te:\as Depanmenr of Protec 11vi: anJ Regularnry Sen.·1ces like we do other lost cause\: ··sorry. we can't help you Thank> for calling." We would have ...1. 1d, -u I have to answer Yes or No right now. the answer ts No." Bui we d1dn'1 know. We were al work when the call came, crashing in a b linding, shock111g crisis There were s irens and lla,hong red ligh1s on our heads as we hs tened, slackJawed, to exp losive, fr1gh1en111g words from a stranger who demanded 11nmed1ate (You. have one hour IO decide!"') cooperation. And we heard 1he haby crying on 1he background. "Yes, of cour~e. we're on our way. What· t\er we can do," And we did. We accepted an infant we harely Lnew trom a couple we didn't trust. with the g1a1etul approval of a young and over· \'-OJleJ social worker who had more JHC\s• 1,,g catastrophes IO re-.olve heforc lunch Tlut the hahy was hattered and sick 1.., to sui;gcst 1ha1 sht: was ahu ... ed hy her relrn 4u1sh1ng parenl' Bru1alized , f:Xploued. 1~nored .and loughl O\'Cr. rnal· lre;ucd and un1rea1ed were the p rofc-.· s1onals' lmc.Jing!'.. All we knew was that at eleven monlh' she demonsiraled all !he sympiorns nt a cold -turkey crack addu.:t: '-he could not tolerate skin contact or any s11mula11on. She arched her bacl and shru:ked at anyone entered or left her v1i:.u.1n For two week-. !ihe threw up. She hied 1nternally She was herserL. and s.oon we were. too Aller Jan and I bolh lo'' our JObs (ll~> many ahsence~. too many reporti:. to fill out, too man) au1horit1es co explain to, too many ruptured plan~ and schedule~ and .. not enough c.Jec.J1cat1on co your JOb") II gOI ea!<o1er. It wasn't coming on crack that made the hahy sutler. it wa.-. se\lere. chrome. hilat· eral ear infcc11ons And 1he emorional chow.-. she internalized from her home. fhe anxiety of ant1c1pating routine punishment that we du.J not know .-.he le.ired. And >he was 1ee1h1og Seven months later, recovered and 1hriv111g "our' hahy laughed w11h her whole hody. like one who trU!<oh her feel· ongs. She learned 10 wall and dance, and talk and s.mg She loved her school and her dog. She wa> a fluffy fool for hard-core lemme apparel, rutne" gl1t1er and Marc.Ji Gra.-. heads, and mu ... 1cal tooth· bru,hes. She dod nol know 1ha1 her par­ents' hell had deteriorated 111 her absence. 1ha1 her fa1her had reiurned 10 his parents• home in shame. and tha1 they were poorer than lhe poorest people in !Own She dodn ·1 know 1ha1 her mo1her wa< tw1!<lted wllh in~<1n1ty and living in an art1f1c1ally protected environment . She did nol k now 1hese people at all . Bur her mother knew that m order to marry 1he Slop gap man she "loved" (and was "helpong") she would have 10 do 11 between his incarcerations. And so she needed a d1vorc:c . Another thing we didn't know when all this ~tarted wa~ that people who have no relat1on~hip with their offspring often mtlame with ohM~ss1on if they think said ott....prrng tan he u.-.ec.J to get 1heir final hloody digs 10to their soon to he ex­spou.-. e. That 1s how 1h1s saga ends. One of our hahy's parents go1 10 her before the other one c.J1J. Snatched her ou1 of our arm\ and 1oomec.J a\liay i,i,uhout a car ~cat or a change ol diapers or a care tor her or us. hut wtth !he pr11e l"hc C hildren's J>r o 1cct1ve Services ca,eworkers !<-aid they could not assist us. ••1t was a voluntary placement," !hey <aod, ' There wa> no court order" The police claimed !hey could n<ll m1er­fe1 e-we were .. Just hahysmers" as far a.-. they were concerne<l, ••a legal stranger." They <l1dn't know, either. They claimed we ha<l no "rclacwmh1p .. with our baby. They JU" d1dn'1 know Jazz pus1st.1 1n htr pt,..trst btlit/ that it i.< hetttr tn ha.-t lt>.-td anti lost than nt.-u to hm·t lm·td at all Sht and htr part nu, Jan, had ttmpnrary cart of Jan °s grand­child Houston Center for Photography Hous1on Center for Pho1ography pre· senlS 1he annual Fellowship and Mem· bers' Exh1h111ons, from July 6 10 Augusi 4 The exh1tution will be on view start· ong 11 noon on Sa1urday, July 6 wuh a pub­lic recep11on planned for Frida)', July 12, 6-8 pm Gallery 1alk' will be pre · senled on Sa1urday, July 13 a1 t .00 p m hy 1he 95-96 lellow" and al 2:00 p.m by .selected memhers fhe 1996 Juried Members' Exhobnoon ~howcases the work of regional and nalional HCP members Trudy Wolner Slack, Curaltlr of Pho1ography, Cen- 1er for Crea11ve Pholography, Uno· versicy of Arizona Tucson. served as iuror for ihos year's compe1111on. S1ack commenis 1ha1 "HCP members have offered up a rich pool of imagery Collec· 11vely !hey represenl a par11cular devo11on 10 pho1ography: a comboned serious and spor11ed approach marked by technical skill, 1maginat1on. and 3 compelling respec1 for sub1ec1. The medium's potential to be expressive, expansive. and to both reveal experi· cnce and 10 be experienced, are all at pla) in these commendable works • 1Ious1on Center for Phoiogroph} strives to dc:epen the understandmg and apprec1a11on ot 1he pho1ograph1c arts. Through ex.h1bit1ons, publica­t10n" and educat1onal programming. !he C~nier ,upp<>rl< emerging and mod­career arcists and their audiences. It prov ode• a forum for 1he exchange of idea>. and promo I es ihe ''"dy of pho1og· raphy ho1h . ., a medium of expression and as a tool for cultural invesugauon. HCP is a non-profit organization ~erv· '"i a\ a rc~ource to uc;; memhers and the communuy With program' that have regional •nd na11onal 1mpac1 Gallery hours are Wedne<day·froday 11 5, Sal· urday and Sunday l2·S pm. HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 28, 1996 9 Ima,ge ... until iliey get to know you, it's whats on the suiface that counts. \X'ith that, do you want your im.1)..>e quIC kly splashed on P'-P<'"f' Or do YOU \\ t HCU'ie >( 0: c.T"'tln lo I~ J. bet:er job? HE IMAGE l"lKE ~ HmL"e of Coleman Fine f'nnting & Graphics 901 WEST ALABAMA· HOUSTON TX 77006 46<,IJ 713.523 . 2521 • FAX 713 . 524 . 2643 L'Jl'~~ II a:r~~-~ ~ ~~ ~eJte •• ~·t;\ >. ~' ~ Call for details ~ Q~.:.;;:o ~ v- (713) 529-8490 ...,, bA SIC BROTHERS ,_. 0 '"'. '~ ..... 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Miss Northeast Illinois '96 Special Guests: Frankie Lane • Erica Lane Ashlee Houston Saturday, July 6 Hostess: Patsl Kllne Diane Jackson & Special Guest e-e~Ue4a.u 7~ ~~ fl-- s~ s~ .u 6fl- FRIDAY NIGHT 8-BALL League Members Only Stick Around & Dance -.~ ~ with our DJ , Bill Gonzalez WHEN FACING A LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS, MONEY CAN RESTORE YOUR PEACE OF MIND. Mone) from a \lat1cal settlement means 1mmed1ate acce s to cn11cally needed funds to make choices )OU might not othern1se ha\e, such as paymg for medical treatments or keep mg ) our home. You may C\ en use the funds for day-to-day h\lng expen'es Estate Trust. Inc., is one of the oldest and most respected names m the \iaucal settlement industr). \\e arc also :\ational Managmg General Agency of\'iaticus, Inc, y,"Jolly owned by C A Financial Corp., parent compan) of C:\A Insurance Companies one of the largest insurance organizations in the count!). Together. Y.e bnng high ethical standards and superior financial value to the indi\tduals and families \\ho h a~c ghen us their trust. For more information about this 1mportmt financial opuon, call Estate Trust, Inc., at 1-800-456-5 I 00 or E-mail: es ta test I <gaol.com Member Viaucal Association of Amenc:a & Nauonal Viaucal Assoctauon &rate Trust Inc: A 'r A .,AL l f'1 • • 0 VIAl ICUS "- - 11 • 9rJ'tlf'Nd lftYCI' mar\ ol °" FIUllCW (orponll!Oll. Gay Today by Glen Webber Befo re and After I would like to thank the Pride Comm111ee for another fabulous parade The floats were greal, the participants were cheerful and the crowd was fcs,t1ve. You know 1hat the nicest pan of the parade was 10 me was s eeing all my tr.ends that I haven l seen ma long time It ts almost like a big reunion . I'd forgotten JU>! how many beautiful friends I have I have let the Glen Webber Birt hday Committee know thar I want famou-. disco Divas and the rule of no shirts enforced. I also want all of my trienJs to be there w"hing me happy birthday. As you may know. I moved to Montrose last week . I want to tha nk the American Movers Company for a ll their help. They are hard working and efficient and very friendly. I was having some trauma about moving. After all, I have been m my house for 15 years . II was my lover's and mme­then u was mme. I had no inrention of mov· mg bu1 1hmgs change. with 1he decline m my health. I was no longer able 10 take care of my,elf and my house. Isn't tha1 a tern· ble thing to say'' I could no longer lake care of my...clf Ju~I a few month.-; ago I wa~ hop· ping on p l ane~ traveling to far away places. now I'm hesuant to do any thing. I Whh 11 wa<n'1 1h1> way. I hate being sick I hate v.11.at this 1llne:s,..., ha~ done to me. I hate that f-.,.e become ~o dependent on others Bui, I do want 10 say how grateful I am for 1he help The PWA Coal111on and my case manager Ross. have been invaluable to me Nov.: I get a very nice meal at lunch every day. I have someone coming m IO help me around the apartment 1 am also try m& to get food stamps. Let me tell you. $600.00 a month disa b ility doesn' t go far. II It wasn't for my dad. I d(ln't know what I'd do. At.a I've sa id befo re, 1he re arc many hie).,$• ings that have come w11h my heing ill. I want to a lso congratulate West· 1 morel.and Square Apartments tor their fundra1Srng p1cn 1c T heir genero>1ty will help the PWA Coal11 1on and the Sw1tchboard Thanks 10 Tom and Keith for arranging the whole 1hmg. The ~ urge r s were greu too. All this pa rade talk remind ~ me ot my t1ts1 gay parade. II was 1981. before AIDS was so commonly known . m San Francisco. It was a fabulous city to live in Thousands of men were moving to the c11y to hve what eve ry fantasy t hey had. Du r ing those 1 days. drugs and sex were the 1op o f every­o ne's list. My fo rtune, or misfortune, was accepting a job offer out there. But I liked the city. It had 1he same energy as my favorite city, New York . The parade was a very ant 1c1pated event Men and women were arriving from every city m the world to be part ol 11. Early morning came. and the streets were already crowded. When I say thousands of men, I mean it. It was a feast for the eyes, beautiful men danc ing 1n the ~treets, waumg for things to happen . My friend a nd ne ighbo r, Warren. was as excited as I was. We were there to check out the men. F inally. the parade s tarted The crowd of marchers was a thick as the crowd. It was a sig h t to be h o ld . Beauti ful handsome men having a good 11me. Fo r a small town Texas boy, I was overwhelmed . My nicest memory was of a stud man who came over to me and told me I was very cute. lie was then on his way. I was so excited I was ready to explode. Warren to ld me to go after him. but he had already d isappeared. After the parade, we went to the bars, but every place we wen1 to was overflowing wi th people I do want to say th is . I believe that the spread of AIDS was due in part 10 the hath· house~ in the major cilles of that era. Now the bathhouses provide condoms for their patron" as well as satcr sex inform.a~ uon. I believe drugs played a big part 111 1he spread of the virus. No one practiced ufe 'ex then , mcludmg me I didn't know and all the men I looked to tor g u idance weren' t giving me any. If we had only d is· cove red the v1ru'I ea rlier and put nut tho warning sooner we could have saved thou· sands of lives Bur you know how rc:ople a re. We beg and plead for you 10 play sate. and ye1, no one !teems to be liste ning AIDS 1s on the rise. anJ we can't stop 1t. I don't want any of you to go through what I'm go mg th rough . We don't want you to loose your indepen ­dence or the ability to ta ke care o l your­self. I wish I could get belier I would trade anylhing 10 not be s ick . But since I can't, I hope writing about II will help you Writ­ing about 11 help> me cope. I love all of you and want you to e nJOY li lc Without the bound a ries caused hy AIDS Colliding Divas at New Heights New l!e1gh1s Theatre announces "When Divas Col11de" a benefit perform· ance on Jul) l01h. Featured are over thirty of Houston s musical theater d1Hs past. presenl and "rn tramrng, · hoth male and female The doors v.111 open al 1he West Lniver Sit) piano bar. located on Times Boule vard al Kirby, at 7 00 r m. The entertain ment w • begm al 7 10 and continue non stop u~11l approx11na1ely 10 JO Hors d oeuvres will he served and there will be a cash bar Paul Hope. of the Riley Theatre and The ater Under The S1ars. has agreed to coor­dinate the ente rtainment. lie '"111 emcee along wnh Assoc1a1e ArtlSllC l.>1rcctor Clure Hau-Pa lumbo Hope has secured the services of well· known Houston p11n1st/mus1c direc tor. 8111 Bartlett. Hope bas been over Joyed with 1he response from local sing ers, With only • couple of exceptions everyone we've contacted has said )CS and the ones who said no had out of town commitments. • Al present the following people have agreed 10 perform Marge Carroll, Sylvia I-roman, Diane lobola. Marsha Carlton. Dehorah Hope Ann James. Dana Dunne. Helen Ackerman , Joyce Anastasia . !'>t1.helle McCarel Tric.a Cox. Jessica Calvello . Belinda Sun mons. Jenny I cc Wax, Susan Shofner, Jennie \\elch Pauline Hecht, Bett)e Gardner. Colleen O'K1t. Kiera O' Ke1lf. Alissa Alban Roseann Curtis, Kim ­berly Lane. Denise Thnrsnn, Jennifer Doctorov1ch , David Dubowy, Randall J be, Joe Kirkendall, Jonathan Mc· \'ay. David Holeman , Christopher Mc· Dowell and Joel Sanuel Jim Alha "f Galveston Outdoor Mu>1· ca ls has agreed to stage some of" 1he chore­ography. T ;kets 10 the benefit are SJO 00 for tnd1v1dual t1cke1s or SSO 00 per cou ­ple . For rescrvattons and information call 869-8927 Seuing 1s limited . If you would hke an event listed m this secuon, please feel free 10 call me at 529-8490 or fax the fact~ 10 me at 529-9531 Friday, June 28 • Borders Book S1ore Gay/Lesbian Book Club meets 11 the Espresso Bar a1 9634 Westhe1mer. Call 782-6066 •HIV Ari classes at 1he Art League. Call 523· 8817 • HATCH meelS. Call 942 7002. • 12 s1ep program a1 Mon1rose Counseling Cenier. 6 00 p m Call 529-0037. • Aftercare Group Treatmcn1 u Montrose Counseling Cenier. 6 00 p.m Call 529-0037 • Hous1on Tennis Club meets at 7·1S p.m. Call 527-1348 • Q-Pa1rol mee1s 10 walk the s-1reets u 10:30 pm Call 528 SAFE. • Using 1he Resources of Business Incubators to Accelerate Business Growrh Luncheon at II 45, Call 932.7495 X 42 , • Workshop: How to go on Dis1b1l11y. Call 522·5428 • Houston Symphony Chorus Aud111ons Call 238 1443 • Hous1on Chronicle Summer Symphony N11hts 11 Miller Ou1door. Call 224-4240 • film 1t 1he Museum of Fine Arts; The Legend of Suram Foriress 11 8:00 p.m Call 639-7515 •Lesbian and Gay Pot Luck at 7:00 p.m. Call 526·5200 •Cafe Maison-Live Music by Donna's Dream Call 528-6750 Saturday, June 29 •Houston Cham Gang Bicycle Club rides . Call 863-1860 •After Hours on KPFT 12:00 a.m_ to 3:00 a.m 90 I FM Call 526 5738. • Gulf Coast Transgender support group meeu Call 780-4282 • Q·P1trol meets to walk the streets al 10:30 pm Call 528-SAFE • V1s-ual Art Alhance mee1s at 10:00 a m Call 583-8408 • Determining Your Entrep reneuria l Expo· nents for S1ar11ng a Business. 9:00 a m_ Call 932-749~ x 40 • Galveston Bay· Mulliple Uses, Mul11ple Resources by Leisure Learning Unlimited Call 877·1981 X 0032. • Automobile Literacy-A Car Care Semi nar (for beginners) at Leisure Learning Unhm11ed Call 877·1981 X 1005. • Professional House Cleaning for Amateurs by Le1~ure I.earning Unhmued Call 877 1981 x 1100 • Houselcss No More How to Obtain a Mon gage Loan by Lcuurc Learning Unllmued Call 877-1981 X 96B • Hous1on Chronicle Summer Symphony N1gh1S 11 Miller Ou1door. Call 224·4240 •films u 1he Museum of Fine Arts: Sh.aft at 7;JO p.m and Penitentiary at 9: IS p.m. Call 639 7515 • Improve Your Voice a1 Leisure Learning Unh m11ed Call 877 1981 X 6640. Sunday, June 30 • Houston Chain Gang Bicycle Club meeu Call 863 1860. •The Women's Group meets at 10:45 a.m Call 529·8571. •Front Runners meet at 9:001.m. 11 the Tennis center in Memorial Park . Call 522·8021 • HATCH meelS . Call 942-7002. • Inner Loop Sunday Bowling League. Call 522·9612 • Out in F1 Bend meeu Call 344-0638 •Houston Tenms Club meets at 10:30 a .m Call 537-1348 •Films 11 the Museum of Fine Arts: Sh.aft at S:OO p.m and Pcnuen11ary at 6:4.S p .m. Call 639 7515 • Bending Gender Barners panel discus 51on 11 5 30 p .m Call 864 2242. Monday, July I • Gay fathers/Fathers F1rs1 support group 8 oo p .m Cati 861·6181. • llcar1Song open rehearsal at lhe First Uni 11r11n Church 11 7 00 p.m Call 526-9095 • Calendar/Computer workshop for Pride Week 7 00 pm. Call 529-1223 • p0~ 11 1 ve Living Group at Montrose Coun \Chna Cen1er 2 15 P m Call 539-0037 • Outpauent Group Treatment 11 Montrose Coun<ehna Cen1er 6 00 p m Call 529·0037 •Women and HIV/AIDS Group at Montrose CounJelmg Cenur. 6 I Iii p.m Call 529·0037 • Men Survivors of Suual Abuse Group at Montrose Counseling Center 6:15 p.m. Call 529·0037. • Lesbian Survivors of Cancer and 1he1r care givers at Mon1rose Counseling Center_ 6 30 p.m Call 529-0037 •Men's HIV Group 11 Montrose Counseling Cen1er 7;00 p.m Call 529-0037. • Free Lecture· Alleviate Asthma & Aller· g1es II 7 00 p. m Call 492·6077 Tuesday, July 2 · Helping Cross Drcsseu Anonymous mee1s 1 11 239 Wesihe1mer 8:00 p.m Call 495-8009 •Basic Computer Skills Cius at the Kolbe Pro· 1ec1. Call 522-8182 • Southern Counlry gives dan'e lesson u the Ranch. 9200 Buffalo Speedway. 8:00 p.m • Gay Men HIV+ Psychotherap)· at Mon1rose Counseling Cen1er. 4;30 p m. Call 529-0037. • Outp111ent Group Treument at Montrose Counseling Center. 6:00 p.m. Call 529-0037. • Aftercare Group Treument at Montrose Counseling Cen1er. 6:00 p.m. Call 529-0037. •AIDA Alliance of the Bay Arca meets at 7;00 p.m Call 488·4492 . •Empowerment for L1vmg meets for pot luck . Call 861 ·9149. • PROTECT support aroup meets at 7 ;00 p. m. Call 520-7870 • Free HIV tesun1 by the Montrose Clinic 11 Club Body Center. 8;00 p.m Call 520-2083 • Women Survivors of Childhood Abuse at Montrose Counschna: Cen1cr. 6:30 p. m Call 529-0037 • Survivors of loss support group meets at 8 ;30 p .m Call 778·2677. • Free Dance Lessons and Karaoke at the Bra· zos River Bottom 9 30 p.m Call 528-9192. •Live Jazz 11 Borders Book Shop. Call 782- 6066. •Queer Nauon meets at 2700 Albany ac 7:30 p.m • Easy Yard Ma1ntenarn:e for the Homeowner at Lenure Lcarnina Unlimited Call 877. 1981 x 1211. • New or Used ·Successful Car Buy mg Made Easy at Leisure Learning Unhmlled Call 877- 1981 x 9700. • Pride Comm111ee of Houston meets at 6: 30 p. m Call 529-6979. • Holls11c Solullons for Cancer and Cand· 1das Lec1ure ac 7:30 p m Call 492·6077. Wednesday, July 3 • Houston Tenms Club meets at 10:30 p.m Call 537-1348. • Houston Pride Band practices at 01gn1ty Housion. Call U4-0218 'GLOBAL mem 114 00 p.m. Call 743-7539 • Women's Action Coalu1on mceu at Too­pees. 7 00 p m. Call 867·9581 •Men's Network at Monuosc Counse~.ng Cen1er. 7:00 pm Call 529·0037 •Houston Tennis Club meea at 7 15 p.m Call 537-1348. • Lambda Rollerskating Club ~k11es 11 8:00 p.m. Call 933-5818 • Women's Network 11 Mon1rosc Counschng Cen1er. 7;00 pm. Call 529-0037. • Ongoing Mixed L1v1ng m Process Group for men and women. Call 622-7250 for more info. • Laving with Chronic Pain at Mon1rose Coun­seling Cen1e r. 9:30 p.m. Call 529-0037 • Aftercare Group Treatment u Mon1rose Counseling Cen1er 6:00 p.m. Call 529-0037. • Women's Issues Process Group at Montrose Counseling Cen1er. 6:30 p.m. Call 529-0037. •Women's Ac11on Coalillon (WAC) meets 11 7:00 pm. Call 867·9581 • Lesb11n/B1sexual Survivors at Montrose Cou nseling Cen1er. 6:30 p.m, Call 529-0037. • B1-Ne1 of Houston mee1> at 7:00 pm. C.11467- 4380, • Developing Business Skills workshop 7 15 am. Call 932-7495 X 48 • 1996 Tribute to Houston's Entreprene­urial Communlly Business Brcakfasl Call 932-7495 x 48 • Gelaway and Play·A Brazos River July 3 & 4 Celebration 11 Leisure Learnins Unllm- 11ed Call 877·1981 X 0018. • FUNdamen1als of Faux Ftn1shm1 11 1..e1· sure Learning Unllm1ted Call 877·1981 X lllE • Houston Gay and Lesbian Polmcal Caucus HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 28, 1996 11 meeu at 7 30 p.m Call 521·1000 Thursday, July 4 •An Cluses 11 The An Lague I :00 p.m Call 523-8817 • Front Runnen meel at Memorial Park . 6:30 p m. Call 522·8021 •Gay Men·s Chorus of Houston open rehearsal 11 7:00 pm Call 521-7464 • Twcn1ysometh1ng meeu at 7·30 p.m. Call 531-9396 • KPFT Lcsb11n and Gay \ "otecs aus at 8.00 p.m to 10:00 p.m Call 866 6505 • Dance lessons at the Brazos Rn.-er Bouom 9:30 p m Free Call 880-0670. • Ongoing gay men's L1v1ng in ProceH Group. Call 622·72~0. •Open Mike l\1gh1 at Cafe Artiste 1601 W Main. 8:00 p.m Call 528·3704 •HIV+ Men Psychotherapy at Monuose Counseling Center I 15 p.m. Call 529-0037 • Relapse Prevention at Montrose Counsel· ing Cen1er. 2 00 p.m. Call 529-0037. • Outpatient Group Treatment 11 Montrose Counseling Cen1er. 6 00 p.m. Call 529 0037. • Aftercare Group Treatment u Montrose Counselin& Center. 6:00 p.m Call 529-0037. • Medi11uon and Chantin& Group meccs at 7;00 p.m. Call 942-0923. •HIV Affec1ed 11 CASA 7:00 p.m Call 796· 2272 • Men's The rap) GrC'lup at Mon1rou Counsel· ing Cenrer. 7 00 p.m Call 529·0037 • HIV survivor Support Group meets at 2929 Un11y Drive 7 00 p.m, Call 782-4050 • Center for the Healing of Ra'1~m 7 :"0 p m Call 738 RACE • Houslon Chronicle Summer Symphony Nights at Miller Outdoor Call 224-4240. .•·ti. ... · C~.•· ...,.<111• t:~.· ·~.•· t?..<lf • :f• tt.•· ti.: •· ~··· ~·•· V. •· ~.•· ti: .•·ti.: -• •tl: :f• ............ ...... <f• ..... .,,. ;<f• <f• :'If• ......... r "II' <If• .,, ...... . ?.Pt-;; .P• ?.:•>:~:'.;•·:.;•-:;•?;•·~;· ·· .;•?Y•?.:• •;'!'?;to:·.;• . .P:4: ; .•. ;~ . Y•:-.;:e: .:• . .:• . .:• . .:• . .:•:.:• . .:• . .;'!' • .:• . .:• . .:-• . .:• • .:• . .:• • .;• . .;• .;'Ill' ·~ ... ?.;. ..;. ~ . .•:.. .;.~ .•· ~ •... .. ~•• · ..; .. .·..·,.~... •.·.· ~.'.I Z. .... ; .. .... . ·· ~ ;1~1022 WESTHEIMER 713/527-9669~;: • • .~f.:t An Open Letter to: .~!" ~!~ Ms Kay Longcope, Publisher /t ?;~ The Texas Triangle ,;4 :f• ~ :'lf•O .~•··~~ Dear Ms Longcope: ;•.;·:.e ~~ ;~ ;;~ ln Volume 4, Issue 35 The Texas Triangle ran an article by Clarence Bagi>) titled, Twenty years of Houston Pndc. In that ;;. ~;~ article Mr Bagby quote.d uGay Republican Precinct Judge Jay Seegers as stating: A lot gay people think that a lot of people :-.;~ ;;~ who go (to the Pride Parade) are outrageous gay people , the Mary's cro\\d, and don"t idenllfy \\1th that group". ~;. ~· - .,, .. ~!~ From the \Cry bcgmrung, Mary's has supported the Commuruty and the orgaruzations that arc It's heart. No one could ./~ ?.;~ possably remember how many tunes the then -GPC met upstairs at Mary's or ho\\ many times the Mayor. Cit) Comptroller. ,.;. ~;~ State Senators, City Councilmen, U.S. Representati\'CS, County Commissioners, Etc. have been to Mal) 's lo meet the Gay ~;~ ·~11. Comm. uruty and ask for our support. No one could count the amount of molle)' that Mary's bas donated to Community .•• ,, h~ ;~ ~- ~ orgaruzations O\'Cr the years nor can anyone count the amount of money raised for cbanues by that outrageous Mary's .•• ., ?;~ crowd Mary's bas been at the Hean of the Commuruty, Pride WWI. and the Parade from the begmrung ,.;!> ~~ ;;~ ~;~ Let me mtroducc you ,10 a few members of the outrageous Mary's crowd: an msurancc agency owner, a real estate agency ;;~ .•· ~ owner, professors, waiters bar lenders, lawyers, architects, engmeers, priest. pastors, CO\\boyS (real ones & drugstore), a .•·11. ~!~ south Texas rancher, artists, bakers, secretaries, salesman. sailors, tl\3lntenance men, hustlcrs(just visiting·not allowed}, a .~!~ ?.;!> witch, drag queens (Lady Victoria Lust ts one, Outsa 1s another). the WollPack (handsome devils all), leather men, ~.;• ~;~ Lesbians, cooks, crooks, PW As, young men, hair benders, old men, craftsmen, actors, auto mechamcs. stock brokers, ;;~ ~;~ bankers, geologists, apartment owners, nurses, homeless persons, mllhonaires, restaurant owners, musicians. apartment ~;~ .•·11. managers, retail clerks, law clerks, gym bunrues, Judges, a rabb1rucal student, dlsabled persons. wnters, pnnters. reporters, • ·" ~~~ DJ's, ad men & women, college students. busmess owners, pool players, drunks. draftsmen, teachers, maids, athletes, /~ :;• doctors, and city \\Orlcers. In other \\Ords a cross section of the enure Community ~ ;~ • • 11. ~ ~ 1;~ Sincerely ;-;~ -~:· '\lf• l;Z, ~ •:4 Bar Wilson ! :!- ~ • II. •-~ ·:· ·~: ... ..... .. . ..... .... •:· •: •: ·:~•:tt.•:'-... :1 q .... ·: ;'lf:' •:· •:· "':t:: •:~_'\111• .... '\If• • • ··~•·""t•·"t;: •·tt.•· ..... .... •·ri.•· •· ""•· tz:;': ~ ......... .; ... .;:c ....................................... •=" •....... :"' ....... • ................... .; ... .; ... .; ....... ··~·:' •.... -.... .; •• .;:c. ··~ .; ........ .:•: .; .. 12 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 28, 1996 Human Rights Campaign Action Alert! The Defense Of Marriage Act Religious poltt1cal extremists have orchestrated the introduction of ant1- gay marriage balls in at least 34 states and the U S. Congress 10 an elec11on-year strategy 10 score pol1t1cal points through gratuitous gay·bash1ng UOMA, the "[)dense of Marriage Act" ·s now before the U.S Congre>S, defm­•"- 8 marriage in federal law as a "legal union bet"'·een one man and one woman," and also attempts to give states the author· tty to reiect the legalny of same-sex mar­r ages performed in any other <late Marnage between two rnd1v1dual!' of the sa:me sex 1s not currently legal an) - where m the United States. The Hawa1 courts are currently considering whether the state of Hawaii will extend equal marriage rights to same sex cou· pies but a final dec1s10n IS not due for about two years The opposition will claim that a dec1s1on is imminent. how­ever the court action scheduled for this September is a tower court "trial. The Hawa11 Supreme Court will probably not consider thas issue until 1997, wnh a final decision coming as late as 1998. Thirty­four legisla1Ures have considered thu issue Sevcn1een of those states decided agamst moving forward with legulatoon . IJOMA is another example of the gen­eral pervasive discrimination gay men and lesbians face 1n socie1y. Not only can we not marry each other any­where 10 this country, we can be fired from our JObs simply tor bemg lesbian or gay No federal law protects people from d1scr1m1nat1on on the basis of sexual 1 or1entat1on ! Talking Points -DOMA is clearly an election-year ploy by religious pol1t1cal extremists-it purports to address a Hawaii court deci­sion that as sllll year< away. -Congress has bigger, more impor· cant issues to contend ~uh . Anti-gay members of Con1rc-;s arc introducing mean sp1rued and tnappropraate leg 1sla11on to create a wedge 1n the Ameri· can electoute. .. -The so-called ' Defense of Marriage Act 1s nothing more than gratuitous gay bashing. It does not pr. v1de any positive defensive measures for mar­riages or fam1l.:s. Contrary to the rhet· orrt of the rcl1g1cus polit1cal cxtrem· 1sts. one can honor the relat1onsh1p between a man and woman without attack­ing le>boan and gay people or their rela­t1onsh 1ps. Take A ct ion It 1s clear that the Defense of Marriage Act is an election year strategy attacking lesbian and gay Americans in order 10 bolster >Upport for Congressional extrem1)lS 1hat lack a proactive, posi­ll\ IC agenda Wrue or call your member of Congress today and urge them to strongly oppose and refuse to co-sponsor the "Defense ol Marriage Act,"-intro­duced in the Hou-;e a~ H, R 3396 by Repre­< e nta t ives Bob Barr (R-GA) and Steve Largent (R-OK) and on the Senate as S 1740 by Sen . Don Nickles (R·OK) Sample Letter Dear Representative or Senator · I am wroting to urge you to strongly oppose H. R. 3396, the so-called "Defense of Marriage" introduced by Representatives Bob Barr (R·GA) and Steve Largent (R-OK) (If writing to Senators, this sentence would read-I am wnting 10 urge you 10 strongly oppose S . 1740, the so-called "Defense of Mar· riage Act," introduced by Senator Don Nickles (R·OK). ) This legislation as nothing more than a coordinated t:lec­llon )'tar strateg)' by religious polu1 cal extremists to score political points on the backs of gay men and lesbians Same sex marriage is no1 legal anywhere 1n the United States A court case in the state of Hawa11 is currently lookmg at the issue, but a final dcc15.1on 1s not C-'pected for abou1 two years Thas k10d of prema· ture lcg1slat1on 1s nothing more than an attempt 10 d1V1de the country by beat10g upon gay men and le>bians CongreS< should be attending to the business of the country. noc auacklng American cit­izens . Marriage IS a basic human right. The decision of whom to marry is a deeply per­sonal one that should not be 10terfered with by the federal government. Despite the rhetoric of the religious political extremists, one can honor the I rela11onsh1p between a man and woman without attacking lesbian and gay peo­ple or their rela11onsh1ps . I again urge you 10 oppose 1h1s unnecessary and divi­sive leg1Slat1on I look forward to hearing your views on this macter Letters To The Editor The battle will largely be fought 10 your home·town new~papers 1n the Letters co the Editor columns of your newspa­pers. Please send letters to your news­papers and personalize them with information relevant to your state or c1ty-th1s will increase the likelihood that they will be printed Dear Editor: The deblle on same-sex marriage has now, inappropriately, reached Congress with the introduc- 11on of the so-called "Defense of Mar· riage Act." Same sex marriage is not cur rently legal anywhere 10 the United States, even though (info from YOUR state such as. our own legislature JUSt passed another unnecessary btll proh1h11ing it!) A court case rn the state of Hawa11 1s currently looking at the 1~sue but no one expects a final decision for ano1hcr two years I 'm wrttmg because I m tucJ of religious political extremists orche~· trating the introduction of ant1·gay marriage bills-in 34 states co date!-to create a wedge among Americans in an election year when our country needs unity, not more division. Congress should be attending to the business of the country, not atcacking American cit­izens! Marriage is a basic human right. The decision of whom to marry is a deeply personal one that should not be 10ter­fered with by the federal government. It's tome for our elected officials to stop bashing lesbian and gay American> >O that they can appear to have a poh11cal agenda . marriages and families can not be protected with hatred Despite the rhetoric of the religious political extremists, one can honor the relation· ship between a man and woman without attack10g lesbian and gay people or their relat1onsh1ps Mark Your Calendars f ri.. July 19th & <8 0 ~ Sot.. Qugust 10th 10-2pm Rick Stancil & 6ond will be at the 6R6 ~ --~- ~ # -· Coming July 7th Colt 45s present 19> 8,9 (713) 52 Sunday. June 30th. S:OOpm Misfits present The fd Cellophane Show benefiting Casa De fsperanza tlope fveryone had a Safe Gay Pride & floppy ' ~ ~ ~~" ~ -., week Sunday. Juf y 14th 2-7pm Don't forget Christmas Carnival Sunday. July 28th In July Garden Party at benefiting L VL Heaven & PW ii fund Denim Party at the 6R6 Come on Down & Dance your Boots off and Party at the New BRB Come on Down July 4th. 3-6pm for the 6R6's July 4th 6uf f et Dance Lessons at 9:30 with Scott & Drink Specials till llpm ~~ ~ 0 • Don't forget our Doily Drink Specials Monday 7 om - 2om Tuesday $1.00 Domestic longnecks 7om - 2om Wednesday 7 om-9pm $1.75 Domestic longnecks 7om-2om Thur.sdoy 7 om-11pm HGLPC Stages Mock Screenffig llOUS ION-A standing room onl) crowd en1oyeJ the llousron Gay ancJ l.es­b1an Pol111cal Caucus Polit1cal Actrnn Committee Mock Screening ancJ Open House Wednesday June l 9 "We are thrilled at the level of interest !>hown hy the community in our screen~ rng process, 'atd Matthew llu.i1n, chair ot the llG!.PC PAC Board of Tru<­tccs "Th s Pride Week event was des1gneJ to t cus attention on the pol1t1- cal piuccss required m our fight tor equal rights for gays and lesbians Houston C11y Counc1lmcmbers John Castillo and Jew Don Bone) part1c1 pated in the mock screening along wuh Stale Reprtstntauvc Jessica Farrar and Harris County Constable Victor rrevino. Farrar, key to gett111g the Hate Crime~ bill out of the House Criminal Jus1ice Committee she servts on. represents Houston's first. Second and Sixth Warc.h along wuh 1he Near Norths1de and part ot the lfe1ght•. ''Gay~ are represented in all ethnic and socineconom1c groups." l;arrar sa id, and certain!}· in my district, hut I fougtu for the Hate Crimes bill because 1t was what was right." Farrar also said 1hc llGLPC endorsement "put me over the top. I couldn't have won this without you guys." When 4uestioned by Screening Panel chair Ann1se Parker about h is depart~ ment sens1tiv1ty rrain1ng, Trevino said that he per>onally leads these>­sions dealrng with stns1t1v1t~ 10 the gay and Jesh1an communlly PanelP'll Clarence Bagby u1rac1ed a promise from Trevino that he will include sexual onentatton and gender identil)' in his non~d1scrim1na11on l'l hiring and employment policy Boney rcllerated l11s previously stateJ commitment to cont :lUC his work wtth slate legislators to garner their >Upport for Sllfter hale crimes legtsla 11on lie also pledged t:i continue work­rng tu establuh a mul1arac1al c.:- a 1 11on 10 hght for c1v1I ngh1s for all peo­poe Cas11llo a longume pohucal ac11v- 1s1 who ran against Kathy \\."hum1re for cny controller and against Tre\11no rn his f1nt race. condemned the federal gov .. ernmcnt s shift toward block grants co replace srec1t1c federal programs such a> the ti S l!ou'1ng and Urban Develop· ment Department" !lousing Opportu­nllie> for People w11h AIDS (llOPWA) program ... We've ~een OYer the year~ that block grants simply don'l work.'' said Castil lo the t1r~t head of Houston 's lfou51ng and Cummunll}' Develop­ment Department. Castillo pledged to work to trnd fund< 10 repla\:e lo!it federal nwne)'S and said he would >upport a bond mue for AIDS hous· 1ng dollars .. Our screening process gives the gay and lesbian communll) an opportu: nll) 10 pin down pol11icians and forces thC'm to male definite commumenb on our issues." ~aid Pal Gand), HGLPC Pres· 1c.Jent Thurs Fri Sat Sun RED Weenies & Wonderbread 3-6 PM WHITE Ught'n' shots $1.00 a pop BLUE Ught'n' shots $1.00 a bang $1.50 Well & Domestic Beer HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 28. 1996 13 COMMUNITY Poor Super Man Theater l.aB Houston will be holding a pertormancc of "Poor Super Man" by BraJ J•raser to benefit Houston's ne"' fay rv soap opera: "Se.rel Lives." Sc, dav June lO with curtain 11me at 6.00 p.m Tl;,., play 1s for adult audiences Poor Super Man feature< Celeste Char­am 1e and Anne Quackenbush who also have !.tarring roles m Secret L 1ves Also featured arc Rodney Walswcrth, Paul Nicely. and Adrian Cardcl Porter. Secret Lives t shirts and baseball caps will be available on the night of the bene­fit performance Stay and mingle w11h the casts of Secret Lives and Poor Super Man after the >how For more mformauon contac1 1he The~ ater LaB Box Office at 868-7516. T1cl­e1> are $20 Stone Soup Gets Van Stone Scup, AIDS l·ounda11on Houston Inc's tood pantry, will receive a new cargo van as the result ot generous Jona- 1 ions hom three charuahle organrza .. 11ons, The Krewe of Olympus Te.a>, In< , The Diana Foundauon and The Four Sea­sons Club The van will be 'dedicated' June 29 at I pm at Stone Soup, 608 Wcsthciner Recep11on and tours of the food panlr) will follow The primary goal of the Stone Soup Food A~s1stance Program 1s lO provide non perishable food uems as well as to1le1ry 11ems 10 HIV symptorna11c md1v1du· als Than ls to the gcneros11y of Houst"n 1ans who donate food. 1olletr1es. house­hold supplies and cash Stone Soup "able w provide no cost fooJ and tmletry Items to more than 1000 qualthrd cl ents on a regular ha?<itS t1HoU£hout the year. it's a ... Women's Center Saturday Ju y 6 at 5 30 p.m "Women m Combat-at Home and Abroad " a spc c1al tribute to women m the armed forces, benef111ng the Houstun Area Women s Center, " •. I take p1acc at the Jew, h Com­mun uy Center 5601 S Bracswood The cockra1I attire or mil iary dress unitorm recept1r.n will feature the world prem er of ·s ld1er Mom" a natl nal a\\ard \\IOOmg p'ay wruten b) Houston· ians, Fred Sta,. llZ and Dolores Mo•· tmn The pla) addressc. domestic v10- 1ence fa1.ed bv \\omen at home· ¥ih1le takmg aud1c~ccs behind m1lttary lone> for a graphic lool at the cha1gmg role of W..1men m the m1hta""Y The e" en mg \Ii 111 feature an actor's recepllon entertunment and spe­c1a .y dtsserts Tlckeb fo t~e evening are S30 m ad<ance and S~O at the door. A por11on of the procet"ds fr(',, lhe world premiere event will be donued 10 the Houston Area Women's Center. For res· ervat1ons and add111onal mformauon cal' 551-n55 Steven's House Ste\·en s House has a new house and now are in desperate need of ass:su.nce to accomphsh 1he ne..:cssar) ren va lions. Old fashioned cash will "ork "'on der>. but donations of lime, cnerg) and sl11l will also accomplish the goal of nul mg the dwelling se" e 11 s chentele Included on their w1>h h't are skilled vol· unteer~ v. uh carpen1ry p umbmg. heating & AC rlectrtcal a".1d floor refin , .. brng expenence heavy duly w sher anJ Jr)<« 60 gallon hot water heater, !i\e smole de1ec1ors complete bathroom renovations. large size kuchen apph· ances (24 cu ft rcfng). and on and on For more mformauon or tl donate or lo volunteer, please contact I 1m Griftnh at 522 57q REDNECK WHITE LIGHT'N' BLUE COLLAR 4th of July Party 14 HOUSTON VOICE I JUNE 28. 1996 BERING MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH A &conci/ing Congregation A.11-C:hurc:h Picnic: ~~~ ... ~~~.......-~~~ JULY 4TH GATIIERING AT TIIB CHURCH'S COURTYARD Food, Fun, Games, and Fellowship. Come experience the love, and meet new friends OraUry Contest Theme" America". Limited to 3 minutes. 1440 Harold St.@Mulberry Houston, Te:w 77006 (713) 526-1017 Healing Service with Anointing Thursday, July 11 7:30pm POT LUCK DINNER Thurs., July 18, 7:00pm Please bring food. Community Concerns: "Let Go, Relax & Feel Good" by Dr. Charles Perroncel MOVIETIME FRIDAY NITE July 12th, 7:00pm " The Sum of Us" MUSICALS MOVIE NITE July 26th, 7:00pm Movie provided courtesy of LOBO " The Wizard of Oz" (Pmd Ad\lc:rt1<>emenl) ASK THE PASTOR Q: 11\\. hy did Jesu5 hl\·e to die?" A. Jn the Gospel of John I 5· I 3, Jesus tells his d1«:1ples. "Greater Jo\e has no one than this, that he lay do"n his life for hlS fncnJ-..• Jesus said lh1s in reference to g1vmg up his o"n ltfe ma matter of da}S. lie "ould be dymg for htS friends. lie "ould also being d)mg for those "ho hoted and despised him. In the boo~ of Romans 5.6 \\C rcod, "You sec. al jusl the right ume. "hen \\e \\ere sti" po\\crless, Christ died for the ungodl} \'ery rardy "'II anyone die for a righteous person. lhough for ti good person someone might possibly dare to die But God dem­onstr: th.."<I (iod's oY.n IO\·C for us m this Y.ay \\bile Y.C Y.erc sull Rev Janet Parka smners. Christ died for us.• In the garden of Eden. nght afier the Cl'Ca!Jon of humonity, the rcbuon hip bct\\ccn God ond humanll) was broken llumanll} was the mll1ator of this bro­ken< 'cnant through d sobcd1encc llumanll} lrted to co, er up their shame \\Ith Jig leovcs It ·was not their ph)'51cal bOC cs that ''ere sh:imeful. but humamty''S excess1\C awareness of sc( that made them •sc'-f-c nsc1ous God offered a covering of amma. iskms f r their shame I his meant that a 11fe had to be given m order for humanity to ha\e a c.>vcnng c;od had to sacrifice J ~e to sa"c a hlC fh1s blood S<lcnlu:c offered a CO\crmg tor sm (separation from God) This became the ongomg plan lo enable humanll} to commune \\1th God. It '' 1-s r10t C.od's 0:1gmal design to have animals contmuall) isacnr ccd forcu~r because c~ ttumanu)'s sm fhe sacrifice "ould onl) co,er a person's sms '~r one year It Y.as only E temporar) solution It had lo be 'cpcatcd agam and agam God had ' 'x:ttcr plan m mmd A' the hcan or this plan \\.lS the love of God It "as God's lo\e that rC'Jched out to humonit} I' "as the final eITon to restore God's relationship "rth humanity Jesus "as THF Pl A" lie "as and is the Son or God Jc;us \\JS 01unc and yet human He came mto the norld and did not kno" sin Jesus \\as m ful obedience to God It was lits sin­less nature dlat made the sacnlicc of U1s hfc so \aluable II "as as 1f He "as g1vmg us ~ transfusion Ills blood Y.Ould be shed so that \\C could be full\ restored m communion \'1th God • Some people say that "e killed Jesus. and that 11 did not have to go that far Jesus could ha\e showed us a more cccllcnt "•Y Y.ithout dying I don't thmk this 1s true GoJ kne" that "C \\OUld not be able to accept God's uncondilional IO\e unless \\e could first sec ho" much God lo•cs us. fhi< "as dcrnonstrJted m ll1s "illingness to gne up I Iis hfe for you and me-­for the enttrc world Let me share the \\Ords oflhrs song to help }OU sec that Jesus' death represents God's ult1- mare love for you .md me The song 1s entitled. "fie Became Sm• He "as born m n stahlc so I could live m pal:tces, made lo" er than angels so I could rise to the hea•ens. lie ga•c I hs all 50 I could have evcry~mg. Ile humbled Ilunsclfas a scr\ant so I could rule and reign '"th 1 ltm He became sm so I could kno" right standing" ith God I le bore the pain or a cro\\ n ol thorctS so I could \\C;Jr cro" ns of glory lie died on the tree of deoth so I will 1nher>1 lhe trc. ~fltfc fvcry str pc on lits back \\rote my hc"Ulmg song He"°' fors.:ken b} al lie loved so I'd never ha.c to be alone I h.-c a rrght to stand m th. prc«:ncc of God I march Y.lth bold· ~=right nto God"• throne 1\lo longer a sla\c. no longer condemned. but a omt he•r \\ th C hrrst I am a child ot God All glory to Jesus. the \CJ! (of the temple that separated humanity from God) has lice tom He "ho "ass nless bore the "n of the \\Orld Jesus become sm 50 I could kno" right standing" th God" U \Ot "Oll ll t JU 10 \\!, lllf P"IOR A QI 1'110,, \\Riii: RI\ .1"1.1 PARi..ER. \I \RA,/\Tll \ FIJ l 0\1 '!HP M( C, P.O. BO'- 66"0J2, ll01 'ilO,, t '-. ""266-"932 CHVRCH CALENDAR Of £V£NTS FRIDAY· 6/28 •'Your Sacred Self'· study group using the best seller by W8}ne Dyer. COME learn more about your sacred self, sacred sisters & brothers. & the sacred, lo'lng Crcalor God who made 1t so. Kingdom Community Church Call 862-7533 • CathohcMassat IO:OOam Kolbe ProjCCl Call 522-8 I 82 SATURDAY· 6/29 • Services at 7:30 p.m Dignity Church, 1307 Yale. Call 880-2872 SUNDAY· 6/30 • Sef\ ice. I I a m at Faith and !lope Fello"sh1p. (713) 773-4429 • Mass at 10000 am follO\\Cd by brunch The Kolbe Pro1ect. 522-88 I 82 • Grace Lutheran Church Sunday school for all ages at 9.30 am Wor>h1p Scf\ice at I0.30am • F1rSt Unitanan Umvcrsali~I Church Sund•> Semccs at 9 30am and I I 30am 526-5200. • Scmces at 5 30 pm 01gn1t} Church. Call 880-2872 • \.laranatha Fello"sh1p Metropolitan Church Sef\ices ·A Stud} m the Go,pel of Mark" and "The 'I' Factor," ( Ilm• to be a pos1t1\·c mnucncc on others as a ''-ltness for Christ) at 10 00 am Pra"e and Worship. Mm1stry of the Word. Drama and Personal Ministry 11 00 am. Maranatha FclloMhip. 528-6756 • \.1CCR "orship SCf\11.:es \\.1th Rev Jun Bums. 9 00 am & I I .00 a.m. Call 861-9149 • (ommumt) (,ospe' Church "'orsh1p S<f\1ccat I I 00 am. & 7 00 pm. Call 880-9235 • flouslon \11ss1on Church \\Orship scr,1cc at I 0. JO a.m. Call 529·H225 ,. Kingdom Comrnumt) Church \\or.-h1p service at I I 00 am • Sunda} School at IO·OO a.m Call 862-7533 •I he Celesunc Prophcq An hpenential Guide" at 10:00 o.m • £ cumenical Catholic Church Mass at 10 I 5. Call 526-8095 KINGDOM COMMUNITY C H U RCH Catch a glimpse of the Kingdom of God Sunday School - tO A.M Sunday Wortlup Service - ll AM Wcdncwl.Ays: A C.OUnc in Miracles· 7;30 P.M 4404 Bloaom at Snover 713-862-7533 SUNDAY 11~ R~J~P~ An evangelical ministry with celebration services of Praise, Prayer and Study of God's word. Bible Class: lOam 3400 Montrose, Suite 600 {Handicap a=sible) {Montrose at Hawthorne) For info. on weekly bome groups. cal] 528-6756 ' Co'°nant Baptist Church Worship service - I :30 p.m. and education hour at 3:00 pm. Call 668-8830 • Bering Memorial United Mcthodi<I Church Worship service. 10:50 am. Seekers class9:15am Ca11526-JOJ7 MONDAY-7/1 • Catholic Mass at 7:30 p.m Kolbe Project. Call 522-8 I 82 • MCCR Handbell Choir Rehearsal at 7:00 p.m .. 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Cal and pr111 4 for our Social Event• • Sehedulea. Todoa bienvenldoal (Full d•'ta1/s in '95 • !.16 Gay and Usbian Yellow Pages) In the Heights 1307 Yale Ste. H Phone 880-2872 Alley's 'Black Coffee' is Strong Review By JAVIER TA,fEZ Houston Voic~lllous ­ron At one point near the end of "Black Cof· lee," the first half of the Alley Theatre's Summer Chills 96 , Hercule Poirot (James Black). the d1minut1vc Belgian detective that 1s behind the solution of so many Agatha Chm­tte whodunit!), says. after perpetrating an entrapping ruse, •·1 think I played the part well." At which point the opening n1gh1 audience hurst inro ~pontaneous applau<e. Though lhe Robtrt Sella and Enid Graham 1n "Black Coffu" hand-clapping was primarily intended 111 apprecoa11on for Black's perform­ance, it was also evidence that the pro duclion as a whole had worked, and 11 worked very well indeed As a story, "Black Coffee" is as mar· velously crafted"' any of Chris11e's works and untolds in a largely similar fashion given that 11 follows a sundard formula. Characters are introduced, one of 1hcm 1s killed . fingers are pomted. Poirot sleps in. suspects are grilled and the killer 1s caught Herc the characters are the member~ of the Amory family: Sir Claud (Nohle Shropshire), a grizzled. family patriarch well on his way to cur· mudgeon-hood, who made a fortune as an inventor . Caroline (Bettye f'itzpa ­lrock) , Claud ' ' amiable sister ; R1ch ­< t1J (Rohert Sella), Claud s d1 sgrunll ed and tinanc1ally troubled son Lucia (Enid Graham), Richard's comely wife wuh secret' from her past; Barbara (Shel­ley W1ll1ams) Claud'< tun -loving (read loose) 111ecc. Edward Raynor (Paul Hope). C'laud's loyal secretary ; Tredwell (Jonathan McVay) , the rehable (and seemingly obligatory) butler; and Dr Carcll1 (Philip Hoffman) an une« peeled guest Following a tam1ly dinner, Claud ,athers everyone tn the library and informs them 1ha1 one among them "a 1h1ef, who h3S appropriated the secret formula tor an c.'\ploSl\·e more powerful than any the world ha:i. ever seen, Unwilling rn tru" matters to the local constable or Scot­land Yard, Claud requests the services of Poirot 1n determining the 1den111y of the 1h1ef. Poirot arrives w11h his able assistant llarnngs (John Fellch). only to discover that he mu~t now solve a mur .. der as well as a theft, for Claud has been poi­soned. Thi~. ot course, 1s where the play's title come' 1n . It t;houlJ come as no !i.Urprt'ie 1hat if one 1s alrcad) a fan of Dame Agatha and her suave sleuth then the play will be all the more enjoyable, but fam11taro1y "llh the playwright or her most prolific charac­ter 1~ hardly necessary. Christte's crisp dialogue " part of a bmk, bul not heady, pace that is maintained throughout the production, and she succeeds in doling out leg111mate susp1c1on to several of the characters Moreover just trying lo guess the culprit (and keep up wuh Poi­rot) is entertaining. Director Gregory Boyd did a fine JOb wuh this one . There are, to be sure, areas that needn t have been quite so uncon­vrncrng, such as rhe coffee scene· while the coffee 1s poured the dialogue ceases and music fills th~ theater. Interest­ing, but serving coffee, even as com­pletely germane 10 the play as this "· does not make a good scene m and of itself. That aside, Boyd does exceptionally well in creating a period ambiance His stag­ing ts .. mooth and. for the most part, free of needless bits. A~ 1s lrn, custom, Boyd also wem straight for the laugh at every oppor· tun tty, hut in a suhdued, rather under­stated manner, so the genteel essence of the play 1~ never <l1s1urhed There were 'lrnng performances from several of the cast members. James Black. is JUSl terrific "' the irreproachable Pomll Ile e.ude' a confident concen that 1~ present w11h every pensive stance, and he Joes so 111 a complc1ely endearing manner All the trademarl character­istics of 1he detective that are found in lhe novels arc (lrt!'Sent 1n Blacl s porcrayal 1 for instance Poirot s meticulous appearance and persnickety prefer· ence for placement of bric-a-brac are 1de ally reaload by Bla ck on the stag e Beuye F•izpalrocl pracucall) stole the sho"' a~ the adorably graciou~ Car­oline , :-,peaking 1n prim 1ones with a slightly nervous propriety that becomes rrres1st1hly funny as the woman becomes drunk. Enid Graham is wonderful as Lucia . She has a lovely grace and captivating presence that veritably glows from the stage . John Fehch as the goofy sidekick Hastings and Shelley Williams as the vixenly Bar­bara arc also worth note . Covering the nadir of the cast are Robert Sella and Ph1hp Hoffman, both of whom give near lifeless performances . 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A ne\\ boo~, J<lck and Jackie, b) Christopher Ander<tn (former editor of People magazine) asserts that .Jacqutlint t\.tnned)' Onasis had an affair \\Ith actor \\"illiam Holden to counteract her husband's penchant for philandering The book quotes Gore \'idal SO) mg Jackie engaged in a brief e!Tair" '"th Holden circa I 95 5 Other re>ela11ons. Jackie had "" affair '"th marred Ros,.ell Gilpatric then Deputy Secrelar) of Defense "\\c lned ca.ti thcr; re>calcd G 1patric, "ho died o::t March Andersen •lso claims that If K dated ,.\udrty Hepburn at the same lime he \\as dating Jackie In add111on. the book alleges that Jackie \\tnt to great lengths 10 a>o1d public knc" ledge of her affinity to cigarette smoking and that she loved JFK \Cl) much, despite his .. hcnan1gans Jaek and Jaek1e promises to p1.v1dc 1u1cy and contrO\C"S ... \\ater cooler conversation P1c outhor conducted inter' 1C\\S \\1th many Knncd) mtrmatc' '"ho '' c:rc '" •ng t discuss the family more frcel) since both principles "ere no" deceased. Published b) \\ illiam \lorro", Jack and Jackie JS &'t ·~blc al most bookstores h:ris h.ristofTerson returns 10 the big ~crcen m the upc. mmg fc'lturc 'ilm I one Star. the latest \\Ork of director John Sa)lt'i (Lianna. Passion Fish) James Earl Jone,, Frances \lcOormand and the soon to be hot commodity (take my "ord on this - he" :1 be a household name by the end of summer) Matthew \1cConaughe) co-star CBS' 6fl '1mutrs has canned 1 P' '\,. >untcrpomt segment featuring Tc 1·s1 ~loll) hons P .. J. O'Rour~e a. ,d St•nle) Crouch There tia\'C been rumo ,, through the hal.s dt (OS that \'.:,:fer.au '"" 11.11cuLator And} Roone) \\as not pleased "1th the trio's \\CCkly diatribes. CBS and Rooney scoffed ot the innuendo and official \\Ord from Minutes producer Don Hewitt indicates the segments cancclla11on \\as a direct result of \. iC\\Cr response .. Kelsey Grammar (frasier) pla)s a ga) ch~iractcr 1n NBCs updated version of the Neil Simon classic l.ondon Sulle slated to air this fall as a movie of the \\Cek. Suite 1s currently filming m London. Larry King agreed to ponr3) himself m the planned saure, An I/an Smtthtt Film, by famed scnpt\Hller Joe Enttrhu l.ast \\eek, TNl rcponed that F sztcrhas \\as seeking financine and d1stnbuuon for his pct prOJeCt ond that \\ hoop1 Goldberg "as on board. The prospects keep looting better for thts film cons1dcr1ng all the talent \\I mg lo participate '~r a norr. nal fee Besides Kmg, critic-all) acclaimed Macedonian director l\lilcho \bnche>ski (Before the Ram) has come on board as \\ell. After months of speculauon, ABC officially announced this \\<Ck that Jamie Tar~es \\111 head its cntcnammenl di\1s1on markmg the first time a woman ha'.-J been at the helm of one of the big three ncl\\orks. ·1 arscs., 32. has earned u reputation for her l.no1>lcdgc of the tcle\IS1on mdustl) As an executive at rival NBC. she helped de> clop hits hl:c frrendr, \lad.lbout lou and \e,.sRadw Shani• Tw•1n's debut album, The 11 'oman tn \(e, has become the top selling album by o female countl) \\ estern rc:cordmg artist m histOI) Rounding out the top five all time best-sellers 1n descending order arc Grrate.st Hus I Plb)' (line). Grratest 11111 (Anne '\.1urray). ll~nona (\\)nona .Judd) ond Cireutert /las, Io/ 2 ( Reba ~tcF: ntire ) .Jeff Getty "as Sov.th of the Border Night fined $15 last \\eek for blocking traffic at an amma: rtghts rail) Getty, "~o has J\JJ)S, made histor) b} rccc1' ing a bone marro'" from a baboon in a controversial treatment procedure earlier this year Andrea McArdle \\Ill definite!) return to the current reviYal of State Fmr on Broadwa)'. McArdle. Broad\\a)s original Annie. broke her foot and 1s at home recuperating ... No•h Wyle (ER). Frances Fisher, J eanette Ltt and a host of other notables competed in Pool ,.\JD '96 The perennial e>ent, created b) Stephen Bald"'" and Jason Gedrick, benefits the AIDS ProJCCI LA. Erik Estrada \\On this year's compct1t1on \\. mnmg a SI, I 00 pool cue Add .John Goodman to the list of actors \\ho ha\ e remo' cd themselves from Emm) consideration Candace lkrcen removed her name from the nominating ist last \\CCk '\.1ichael Klnslt) s fora) mto lhc nc" dimension lrno\\'1 as Web:int (on~lme magazines) made an 1mprcss1ve debut this \\<'Ck I he M1crosof1-bach-d \\ cbzine, Slate, from the former \en- Republu: eJ1tor and CNN Crossfire co·ho~t. garnered 1mpn. .- sS1\ e re\iC.:\\S from critics and c~bcr folks as \\ell. Kinslc) \\Ill also distribute a month!) edition titled Slate on l'aptr for those "ho prefer that mode of reading ... PBS' ..lmmcan l'la.rhouse "'II atr Stephen Sondheim's ron) A"ard­\\ IOntng musical Passion. Pla)housc \\Ill air the la\ ish production on September 8 Jan enthusiasts rc101ce. \1el Torme has released a 20 >ear retrospective of his recordings of 92 songs. fhe four dtsc collecuon 1s B\a1lable on Rhino Records. CNN's Christiane Amanpour. the most sought after correspondent in network nc:"s. mlt.-d a nev. deal \\Ith her ne"' ork that allo"5 her to "ork for a compctit1\e ncl\\nrl I crms of the agreement \\etc not d1~Josed at press time, ho"c\er, this much 1s knO\\O Amanpour \\Ill be chief foreign corl'C'opondcnt for CNN and \\111 ~ al!O\\cd to pr0\ 1dc the stories a )Car for CBS' 60 Minutes program Ihe ll.S Postal Service inaugurated their James Dean stamp sans cigarette, \\h1ch "as airbrushed .T"'M-'"·' out. Dean's stamp is the - --'''"'•i. second in the series based on "Legends of Holl) wood" Marilyn 'tonroe nas the first Top of the Charts: Arnold Sch w1 rzen egger's .-------., \\amer Brother's re­lease f:raser rubbed out the compct111on at the box-off cc last \\CCk Lrascr penciled Its \\3) to a heft) SH 6 m1lhon opening \\cckcnd gross and I>1sne) 's Tht /lunchback of \otrt •3!1""".a'a.a• oame \\US second \\llh an equal!) 1mpressi•c $21 m1ll1on take The Rock.. Cable Guy and Twister rounded out the top five. NBCs Seinfeld""' the h1~hcst raled shO\\ of the \\Cck according to Nicbcns. Dennis Rodman'.s Bad As I Wanna Be and John Grisham's The Runaway Jun continue to dominate the non-fiction and fict ion Ne'' York Times bcst-scllcrs list. rcspccti\.CI) Bone Thugs-'.\-Harmon)"s 7ha Crossroads remains at the top of the singks chan. ~1otall1ca holds stt..-ad' at# I on the alhum charts for the second cons;cut1ve ''cclo. Quote of the \\'eek: • \fadonna and I are clOJe frrends. But ,....,.., \'11.'T}' different She sleeps M-tlh her lramtr I ignore mine .. - Rosie O'Donnell on her dall) talk sho\\ . (Shama Twain phulo co&1rtefv of heah Benefield at SoundP/us 5]0-'323 Jame.s Dean photo courter~· oj Crossraods \farlu!t 942-0/ 4') star *Stqlfd612Ji saturd e .tlf '* /{"stess~ "9* Show Tara Dion 11:00pm '* S peciaf Guests: Ketf IJ. 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Before the Hardwick case civil rights at1orneys had spent nearly a decade looking ror an ideal case with which to challenge the constitutionality of laws forbidding sodomy. In the last sev­eral decades, such laws have rarely been enforced, and arrests have almost never been made without complicating fac­tors such as coercion or sex with a minor. So when Michael Hardwick was arrested for sodomy in Georgia in 1982, gay and lesbian act1v1sts latched onto the case even though the charges were soon dropped Ilardwick's case seemed ta1 - lor·made to show how sodomy laws vio· late a person's privacy: a police officer intent on serving a warrant entered Har .. dw1ck's bedroom and arrested him after observing him engaged m mutual oral sex wuh another man Influenced hy the right to privacy established by previous cases includ· mg Roe v. Wade. one court of appeals held that sexual activity in private between consenting adults was protected by the Const1tut1on from government inler· ference. The Attorney General of Geor­g 1a, right·wong Republican Michael Bowers, appealed the case to the Supreme Court in order to defend his state's sod­omy law. Georgia's sodomy ban applies 10 same sex and oppo~lle·sex couples. includ­ing married heterosexuals, and Ilar­dw1ck's attorneys found a married Georgia couple. "John and Mary Doe," who claimed that the sodomy law invaded their privacy as well But the Supreme Court quickly rejected their claom, and ruled on the narrower question of, in the words or the majori1y opinion, "whether the Federal Constitutoon confers a fundamental right upon homosexuals to engage in sodomy and hence mvali­dates the laws of the many States that still make such conduct illegal and have done so for a very long tome ." Justice Byron White (succeeded in 1993 by Ruth Bader Ginsberg) penned the 5-4 ma1orny oponoon, which used sweep· ong. derisive language to mock the idea that gay Americans have a right to sexual privacy in their homes. Judge Harry Bia· ckmun's dissent strongly disagreed, arguing that "depriving individuals of the right to choose for themselves how to conduct their intimate relationships poses a far greater threat to the values most deeply rooted m our Nation's his· tory than tolerance of nonconformity 1 could ever do ." But these two opinions don't tell the whole story of the ruling in Bowers v. llardwock . When the case first came before the members of the Court m Aprol, 1986, there were four justices who con­s 1de red sodomy laws unconstitu ­tional and four who thought them totally legotomate. In the middle was Lewos Powell, Jr , a moderate Jurist who on several previous cases had sought com­promises between extreme positions. Powell initially indicated support. for overturnong the sodomy laws, hut was ultimately convinced by Choef Justice Warren Buraer to swuch his vote. In the meantime, Powell received heavy pres· ~ure from hoth ... ides among his law clerks, mcludin& a con)ervauve Mormon and a liberal, somewhat-closeted gay man. Powell's gay, clerk on several occa s1ons considered coming out to his boss, but instead settled for an 1mpassooned araumcnt m favor of sexual freedom. In loght of Powell's remark after the dec1· sion that he didn't know any gay or lesbian people, some act1v1s1s have suggested that the clerk's coming out could have made the difference in Powell's vote Indeed, 1n 1990, Powell indicated that, upon further reflection, he regretted his vote in the case The ruling on Bowers v. Hardwick was handed down on luoe 30, 1986, JUSI one day after ga} and lesbian pride celebra· tions took place in major cities across America The reaction among the organ­ized gay and lesbian community was one of outrage, and was one the major factors, along with the government's sluggish response to the AIDS crisis, '" the deci­sion to call for a March on Washington in Oct 1987 Did Bette Mid/er Really Get Her Start By Singing In A Gay Bathhouse? Indeed she dod, In the early 1970s, Modler was a featured performer at the Conti­nental Baths m New York City, where her popularity reached beyond the men who had sex on the cubicles and playrooms of the upper floors of the bathhouse. Straight and gay audience members in full evening dress would sit m the base­ment dance floor/theater and watch M1dler sing and camp 11 up. sometimes accompanied by Barry Man1low at the piano Particularly after the favora­ble comments of Rollong Stone in 1973, watching Midler at the Continental Ba1hs came 10 epirom17e chic dcca dence, and hundreds of New Yorkers would line up for the chance to watch "the Divone Miss M" perform (and to gawk at handsome young men m towels at the same tome) Her popularoty at the Continental helped her land a gue.i spot on the Tonight Show. and M1dler was soon starring in feature films , including The Ro•e (1978) m whoch she dod a lesbian scene. Modler also performed at gay and lesbian pride celebrations. most notably at New York City's 1973 pride rally, m which she helped smooth over tensions between two seaments of the gay and lesbian commu· noty. Some drag queens were furious at lesboan feminist lean O'Leary's speech attacking transvestotes for mocking women, and M1dler 's performance of "You Got to have Friends" aimed to appease the ruffled feathers But Modler has had a mixed relatoonshop wilh the gay and lesbian community, particularly goven some of her state· ments reported by the media. In 1976, she denoed having gay fans and told the Chi­cago Tribune that she "wouldn't know a homosexual of (she) saw one." She also told Vanity Faor '" 1987 that she felt sorry for what she considered to be her contri­butoon to the spread of AIDS by perform· 1ng at a bathhouse: "I was helping to make ot seem fun ." 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Box 58131 • Houslon, Texas msa Your Business Card Could Go Here $2S.OO Weekly Copy Ready Only Ptcuo · SPORTSJ NOTES !BL Summer Season The Independent B1ll1ard League (IBL) will begin ns 1996 Summer Season wuh rhc f11s1 rcgis1ra11on planned for Jo' s Ou1pos1 Saiurday June 29 from 2 unlil 4 00 pm. The fim night of play is July 18. The reams cons , 1 of rhree players each and lhc cosl per player IS S35 , payable al lhe firsr monlhly mccung m Augus1. Sub· s111u1c fees arc SIO payable wuh rhc apphcatton Team s ponsorships are S40 per learn A second rcgmrauon IS planned for E J"s Saturday Jul} 6 from 2 unttl 4 ;00 pm The organizattonal mecung will be held Sunday July 14 ar 611 Hyde Park Pub bcgmnrng 11 2 00 p m The new officers for 1he upcommg year arc · Prcsidcn1 , Gilbert Vargas; Vice Prcsidcn1, V1ck1 Jo Fraychinaud; Sec­rcrary, Scou Greathouse, Treasurer, Bruce Arnold , and Sergcanl at Arms. Ray­mond Ray For add111onal tnforma11on 'rele · phone 524-9261. Bowling Notes The Montrose Monday N1gh1 Men's League reports D1Vts1on A Srandings m firsi second •nd rhird arc A Frickm Fairy Talc, Etgh1 Balls and Ho1 Dogs, Nice Buns . D1vis1nn B IS headed by The Meal to Beal, J R 's Bar and Grill, and F!ghllng Nuns . High scrarch game of 266 and series of 704 was bowled by Daisy Mae Burkcn For more informa11on call Gardy al 641 - 5424 . The Inner Loop Allernat1vc Sunday Evcnmg Lcaruc rcpo11s Tough & Tight m lsr , Fu1er Pussycau in 2nd place and Boyish Looks, Girlish Figures in 3rd For the men Brian Ellcy bowled high scra1ch game of 259 and series of 654 . For rhe women Dorothy Covmg1on bowled high scrarch game of 277 and Lmda Dees seru:s of 644 . For more mforma11on call Tom 11 522 -9612 The Wednesday N1gh1 Mixers reports 1st place IS taken by I Gal & 3 Guys. 2nd by Charlie's Tunas. and 3rd by We Come When You Call. Jcft Charlesworth bowled high scrarch game of 238 and Tom O'Dell <e11cs of 644 for the men For the women Terry Shannon bowled high 'cratch game of 210 and series of 578. For more mforma· uon call Tom 11 522·9612 Bowlmg 1s 11 AMF Sourhway at 6 ·30 p m The Monday N1gh1 Women' s League repons fim place ream " Half & Half fol· lowed by Walking Wounded, and M Power. Fourth place IS rakcn by Festive Four­some. For more 1nformat1on call Pal at • 437·6218. A special no-lap candlelighl doubles will be held Saiurday (June 29) al AMF Sourhway a. 1he Imai fundraiser for 1he Texas lnv11a11onal Tournamcn1 Entry fee 1s $10 and bowlmg bcgm> al 8 :00 p.m. wuh rcgistrauon al 7 o 'clock Jorn us as we prepare for 1hc 11 lh Annual Texas lnv1· rational-lhe biggcs r ever. Co-d11cc­'"" Andrea Black and Tom O' Dell report 1hat a second sh1fl has been added 10 accommodate the 240 bowler< rcg"­tcrcd from all across America and Can· ada Team and ind1v1dual appltcat1ons are sl!ll bemg accepted now 1hat the sh1f1s have been added Call Andrea ar 437·8133 or Tom at 522-9612 . HMBL Continues Play '" 1hc Hou.ion Mctropoluan Bil hard League (llMBl.) conrmues with the loam Coalit1on leading lhc pack aflcr 22 weeks of play. Coah11on has lost only two of lhc muches played . The11 won maich average IS 900 Two reams, Jackson 5, J .R: s Cue Crew arc 11ed for second w11h won march aver­ages of . 762 and Bnar Parch 1s fourth with 1 .750 . Leading the 1nd1vidual .iu1s- 11cs arc Ty Burns, Billy Lea. 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The th.oughl ol the week •Al lh< nominations mee ting, each nominee 1 will be allowed five mmules to explam his qual!fica11 ons 10 the general mem· bersh1p , a five minute que stion and answer ses sio n will follow •• lambda Rollers The Lambda Ro lle rs kating Club ho lds Its next Skalc N1gh1 Wednesday July 3 from 8 unlll 10 :00 p m. al 1he Starlight Roller Rml , 8075 Cook Rd Adm1mon 1s $5 and skale renial. 1f needed , adds $1 10 1he cost The Iheme for the night is "Red. While and Gay" so bnng a friend and come and J"'" u,, everyone 1s welcome lO f.ka1e and a vari ­ety of events will be scheduled alon& with door prizes . If your club or organ1zat1on would like to hold a skate cvcn1, plca~c con1act us. or simply for more 1nform111on , call 933· 5818, conract gayska1el@aol .com or vu11 the WEB Page rne at hup://mcm· bcrs. 101. com I gayskue I / lambda . h 1m . Log Cabin/GOP continued ... (Contmuedfrom page I) admonished Counts, a member of the Harris County Republican leadership and development committee, prec1~ct chairman the group's mission that was also distributed and state secretary for LCR-TX both inside and outside of the convention. In addition, several members of the group Gay Group Crucial to attended a Christian Coalition banquet Delegate Race featuring guest speaker Ralph Reed and engaged them in debate prior to the convention. Log Cabin was trying to dispel the myth for those individuals Yoho have never knowingly talked to a gay or lesbian individual. As expected, there was some deep resentment and animosity towards their presence. One of the groups members, Brian Vezey, was confronted by an individual who took p
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