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Houston Voice, No. 817, June 21, 1996 - File 019. 1996-06-21. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. March 30, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/6917/show/6898.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 817, June 21, 1996
Contributor
  • Bell, Deborah Moncrief
Publisher Window Media
Date June 21, 1996
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 019
Transcript 18 HOUSTON VOICE/ JUNE 21, 1996 Folks continued. (Continuedfrom page I) concerns that must be adhered to in order for the city of Houston to grant the parade permit. They include such matters as, individual bicycles, rollerskaters & skateboarders are not allowed, they are permitted in the parade only as part of a unit. A positive image of our community is what the committee would like presented. There is a dress code which encourages that everyone be properly covered, and while men can wear a minimum of "Adidas style shorts", women must wear both shorts and a tank top. There is not any yelling of "Throw me something, mister" like at Mardi Gras, as delegations are not allowed to throw anything. Spectators may be "handed" items however. Every delegation is required to bring along a garbage bag to keep lifter down. The issue of police harassment as claimed in previous years is being dealt with by representatives from Constable Jack Abercia's office. The liaisons are Capt. Martin and Capt. Joe Scott. Any problems caused by the behavior of law enforcement officers (or others) should be reported to them or a pride committee member. Ramirez stressed that Pride Week is a way for us to harness the "grief and compassion that will allow our community to survive." Ray continued by stating, "It is time for our family to be together and have a good time. We deserve it!" He reminded everyone that putting the event together is a year-long project and suggests that if someone doesn't like the way things are done, they have an opportunity to join up. The Pride committee for 1997 will have it's first meeting this July. Jack Valinski, of the Board of Directors of the Pride Committee of Houston, Inc. was the next up. Jack was instrumental in establishing the committee that oversees the efforts of Pride Week Committees from year to year. The delegations numbers were announced and he explained, "We tried to accommodate special requests where we could, but pretty much assigned numbers as the applications came in on a first come, first serve basis." He also commented on the fact that it is pretty remarkable that the committee has become what it has. There is a lot of fun involved but it still has to be run as a business. The fact that there are two CPA's on the board is helpful to that end. He said the fact that we were meeting in a city facility was also pretty remarkable, something that would not have happened ten or so years ago. One of those CPA's is Julie Siska who is the current Executive Director of the Pride Committee. She was busily handing out the information packets to those who had already been assigned their delegate slots. Susan Guerrero was staffing the merchandise table. Pride logo t-shirts, rainbow water bottle caps, magnets and other assorted goodies were available. These items will be on display and for sale at the festival following the parade. This is one way of raising funds for the committee's work. Scott Lewis addressed the fund-raising project that he has been in charge of this year. Last year, Leesa Douglas had suggested an idea which became the very first "Pumped Up on Art." The second annual event has become what may prove to be one of the biggest social events not only of pride week, but of the year under Scott's direction. Shoes 6R6 2400 BRAZOS HOUSTON • (713) 528-9192 Saturday, June 22 Come on Down & see your favorite Bartender in their Boots & Boxers •* ♦ -i «■ ♦ -J ■* H s S s Sunday, June 23rd, 8pm Jamie Roberts, Candidate for Miss TGRfl '97 presents fl Celebration of Gay Pride benefitting flVfS «* ♦ -J ' * i. * s s S \ Come on Down & see the New Look at the BRB More New Looks to come!! H * ■*. <* * H * S S * •» Come On Down & Dance with DJ Jeff Tuesday & friday Nights Jack Valinski, Ray Ramirez and Robin Duncan share a laugh at the final Pride Week '96 meeting. were solicited from a number of celebrities, with one shoe being autographed and the other given to an artist who then creates a work reflective of that celebrity. The shoes will be auctioned off on Friday, June 21. Scott also encourages folks to get involved and. expressed that no special skills are needed, just the desire and interest in learning. Many of the committee members expressed that they would welcome turning their role over to someone else. Valinski announced that the 1997 parade will be the first night-time event. Tentatively being called "Rainbow Lights", it is being styled after the famous Gay Mardi Gras held in Sydney, Australia each year which claims an estimated 650,000 attendance. So the involvement of many more people will be needed. The Pride Guide has a full list of the various committees, projects (including job descriptions) where volunteers are needed. The 1996 committee has made an impressive organizational effort for Houston's Lesbian Gay Pride Week. Within a few hours of time the meeting is over and everyone breaks off either to go to home, or to join with one committee or another over dinner for more work. As everyone leaves, all are reminded that the parade starts a little later this year in an effort to beat the heat. "Step off is at 5pm, but unlike most things in our community," Jack Valinski stresses that "The parade always starts on time.!" The Houston Voice salutes the 1996 Pride Committee and all the volunteers who work so hard to give our community this special celebration. The committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 2700 Albany #304 - starting in July, call The Pride Line ^t3/529-69~9for the time. Visitor Center opens in Atlanta Opening on June 24, for the first time an Olympic host city has a Gay and Lesbian visitor's center. The center, located at 1374 W. Peachtree St. in Atlanta will provide visitors and residents with world class entertainment and hospitality throughout the summer '96 games. The center will also provide performance space for the play, "In Stitches—an alternative musical." Based on the book by Lee Leonard, it is directed by David H. Bell with music by Henry Marsh, lyrics by Bell. It is intended as a "Celebration of Life" in the age of AIDS. For more information about the visitor's center and ticket information call 770-677-9883.
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