6 MONTROSE VOICE / SEPTEMBER 20, 1985
Rev. Gracie Lee, director of A Place in the
Sun, a shelter for physically and socially
battered women, has issued an appeal for
help in making repairs to the facility.
Lee suffered injuries in a fall in January
and has been unable to do the necessary
physical work on the 10-room house
located at 212 Fargo. She and her partner,
Lynn Herrick, moved into the house last
"This place has gone begging for fixing," she says, "and we're tired of it.
"We have done this (sheltering battered
women) for two and a half years," says
Lee, "and that's called staying power.
And, six months of this has been 'injured
She explains, "The people we help can
help us only within their limits. So please
don't say 'Where are all the people who
have lived here. Why aren't they helping?'
They are finally helping themselves, and
come back here for counseling when they
need it. They come back proudly showing
their new clothes and fine jobs. We're
proud of our kids!
"And yes, we've had people who had to
use our services after they had helped us."
Lee continues, "I need my energies to
work with the people and to do our arts. We
will use the arts to help make the money
we so sorely need." Lee and Herrick have
reopened the sound studio they had before
moving to Houston. Their group Sister-
Song, which includes Clara Kern and
Cindy Funderburke, is already producing
its first two albums in the studio, and ib
currently selling a live "vintage" tape of
its June 8 concert. They also do demo
tapes, sheet music and lead sheets.
"The people in this place get healed from
watching this process and helping with
it," says Lee. "But the place that we all
have to live and work in is uglier than sin.
We need our physical plant fixed."
Lee and Herrick asks, "Will you help
paint, dry wall, spackle, clean, plumb, or
electrify. Don't just say 'keep up the good
work.' Help us keep up the good work."
Rev. Gracie Lee and Lynn Herrick may be
reached by calling 522-7695.
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Representatives of 14 lesbian and gay
bands from across the country will join
together in the first National Lesbian and
Gay Marching Band in Dallas this Sunday, Sept. 22.
Lesbian and Gay Bands of America
(LGBA) national President Mary Bahr
noted, "Each meeting of LGBA bands
strengthens and enhances the lesbian and
gay band movement We're thrilled that
14 cities will be represented at Dallas'
Texas Freedom Parade."
The last national gathering of LGBA
bands was in July 1984 for a Hollywood
Bowl concert including 250 musicians.
The upcoming Dallas parade will be the
first time LGBA bands have massed into a
Grand Marshall's for the Texas Freedom Parade are nationally known author
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