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Title Houston Voice, No. 817, June 21, 1996
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  • Bell, Deborah Moncrief
Publisher Window Media
Date June 21, 1996
Language English
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • 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 HOUSTON VOICE/ JUNE 21, 1996 25 The 1996 Pride Honorees Founder's Award The Founder's Award is awarded occasionally to a very special person who demonstrates dedication to our national community. Candace Gingrich decided to get involved in the movement for equal rights when her brother was elected Speaker of the U.S.House, feeling that she had an opportunity and an obligation to help educate Congress and the public about the problem of discrimination and the lack of equal rights for lesbian and gay Americans. She participated in the Human Rights Campaign's annual leadership conference in March 1995, and joined more than 100 fellow advocates from more than 30 states in lobbying members of Congress to preserve HIV/AIDS funding, end job discrimination against gay and lesbian people, and stop anti-gay hate legislation in the 104th Congress. She has been profiled in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek and newspapers across the country. She has also appeared on Good Morning America, Larry King Live, and other national television programs. In 1996, Candace is spearheading HRC's voter mobilization project, touring the country to urge Americans to register to vote, get involved and participate on Election Day. "This election will determine the direction of the country into the next millennium," she said, 'if and only if we organize for (he challenges of the 1996 election can we turn away from extremism and back toward the core of American values of fairness and equality.' Candace Gingrich was born June 2,1966, in Baltimore to Robert and Kathleen Gingrich. In addition to her brother. Rep. Newi Gingrich, R-GA., she has two sisters, Susan Gingrich and Roberto Brown. The family moved frequently due to Robert Gingrich's career in the U.S. Army, living in California, Kansas, Maryland, and Panama before settling in Pennsylvania. Candace graduated in 1984 from Central Dauphin East High School in Harris- burg, Pa., where she took college preparatory courses and played field hockey and softball. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh, where she played and coached field hockey and was involved in advocacy for women's issues through the school's Women's Advisory Council. She graduated in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in sociology with a concentration in women's studies. Before joining the Human Rights Campaign in 199S, Candace worked as a computer consultant to the Pennsylvania Department of Education and as a package sorter at United Parcel Service. She is an avid rugby player. The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian and gay political organization, with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that lesbian and gay Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. Honorary Grand Marshal- Organization The Honorary Grand Marshal-Organization is awarded to a group that has dem- onstrated outstanding dedication and service to the lesbian and gay community. Nominations for the position are made in writing to the Pride Committee at a meeting several months before the parade. Voting members elect the Hon orary Grand Marshal—Organization from the nominees. The 1996 organization is The Royal Sovereign & Imperial Court of the Single Star For over twelve years, the Royal Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Single Star or "THE IMPERIAL COURT' has raised awareness and funds for the community and the state through the international court system (which is over thirty years old), primarily for those who are struck with HIV/AIDS. Houston's court is one of the most active in the state of Texas, collecting their funds one dollar at a time and raising thousands for such groups as the Pet Patrol, Colt 45s, Omega House, Cornerstone Day Care, Loving Arms Foundation, Casa de Esperanza, Community Visions, Stone Soup Kitchen and our own Pride Committee. Some of Houston's biggest charitable projects have developed from this court such as the LVL Holiday Fund, a year- round fund for people with AIDS. The court has a mixture of drag and non-drag performers along with a good mix of lesbians who perform or help in other ways. This is truly a good indication that all segments of our community are there, from leather to drag. Honorary Grand Marshal The position of Honorary Grand Marshal is awarded to a non-gay or non-lesbian person who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and service to the lesbian and gay community. Nominations for the positions are made in writing to the Pride Committee al a Pride Committee meeting several months before the parade. Voting members elect the Honorary Grand Marshal from the nominees. Constable Jack Abercia—Precinct One Constable Jack Abercia has worked lifelessly for (he gay and lesbian community for many years, providing the first vehicle to patrol Montrose from his own funds. Jack has screened and been endorsed several times by the Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus. Grand Marshals The position of GRAND MARSHAL is awarded to a gay and lesbian person who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and service to the lesbian & gay community. Nominations for (he positions are made in writing to the Pride Committee at a Pride Committee meeting several months before the parade. Voting members elect the Grand Marshal from the nominees. The 1996 Grand Marshals are Bill Havard and Jeanette Vaughn. Bill Havard—Mr. Havard has been active in the community for many years as past vice president of the Colt 45s, past president of the Misfits, past Stone Soup Chairperson for the Colts 45s, president of the Brazos River Bottom, Inc.. a commercial member of the TGRA, Inc., and IGRA. Bill has volunteered his club for fund raisers every Sunday; he has been a sponsor of belt buckles for the rodeo and sponsored (he Quilt here at the convention center, and was Grand Marshal for the 1995 TGRA Rodeo. Bill has, in many ways, gone the extra mile for the gay and lesbian communUy. Jeanelte Vaughn—Ms. Vaughn has been an active member of our community for many years. Her devotion to (he cour( sys- (em as Queen Mother for Life reflects her everyday life as a care giver. Her assistance in lending a helping hand or words of encouragement to friends, organizations, performers, and organizers can be summed up by saying that Jeanette Vaughn is a beautiful, loving, caring, uplifting and wise person. Pride Events Thursday, June 20 Lesbian & Gay Pride Ice Skating Celebration—5th Annual Lesbian & Gay Ice Skating night at the Galleria ice skating rink. Wear red tank top or lesbian/gay organization or pride week T-shirts, sponsored by Montrose Ice Picks, $5 admission + $2 skate rental, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Galleria Ice Skating rink, 5015 Westheimer, FYI 713-522-3687. Camping It Up in H.O.G. Heaven—Potluck social event with door prizes and a raffle. Come celebrate Pride Week and see what it's like in the great outdoors. Bring your favorite covered dish, sponsored by Houston Outdoor Group (HOG), benefiting AFH Stone Soup Pantry, Cose one canned good. 7:00 p.m.. Assistance Fund Building, 1116 Jackson Blvd, FYI 713-KAMPOUT. Friday, June 21 Fridays are Fabulous—Pride parade weekend kickoff party. 12 gorgeous Go- Go Gods. Giveaways, specials and hors d"oeuvres served beginning at 6:00 p.m. all American happy hour until 10:00 p.m., J.R.'s. 808 pacific- FYI 713-521- 2519. Pumped Up on Art—Hosted by Jan Glenn, local and national celebrities including Loni Anderson. Sally Jesse Raphael, Gloria Estevan. Dionne Warwick, Martha Wash, Debra Danburg, Claire Casademont. Ruth Buzzi, Donna Sha- lala donated a pair of pumps—one autographed and left as is and the o(her given (o a local artist to create a work of art reflecting the celebrity, sponsored by Houston Lesbian & Gay Pride Week 1996 benefit ing: The Gay & Lesbian Switchboard, Texas Lesbian Conference, Milam House, The NAMES Project and Pride Committee of Houston, $20.00 donation, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., JAGS, 5120 Woodway in the Houston Design Center, FYI 713-529-6979. School's Out: The Naming Project— This Bessie award-winning ensemble leads us on a spirited investigation of whai it is to be young and queer, sponsored by DiverseWorks, $12. $10, & $7, 8:00 p.m., 1117 E. Freeway (1-10 @ N. Main), FYI 713-228-0914. "The Dogs of Foo' by Scoff Ross The Actors' Workshop of Houston, $15. 8:00 p.m., 1009 Chartres at Lama, FYI 713- 236-1844. Unchained — Retro-disco charity event, $5-$6. 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.. Rich's, 2401 San Jacinto, FYI 713-759- 9606. Hous(on's Ho( IX: A Night In Black Leather—This annual S&M/Leather/ Fetish ball & fashion show gala kicks off NLA: Houston Leather Pride Weekend. Includes an erotic fashion show for men & women and fantasies from leading leather tide holders, sponsored by National Leather Association: Houston, 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Venture-N. 2923 Main, FYI 713-527-9666. Saturday, June 22 The Leather Symposium—Consists of three workshops sponsored by National Leather Association (NLA): Houston. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Days Inn (conference room), 4640 S.Main (US 59 & downtown exit), FYI 713-527-9666. Latino Pride Gala ... the tradition continues—Semi-formal dance to celebrate Lesbian & Gay pride. Live bands and DJ to perform Latino music as well as country/western and dance/pop, sponsored by AVES, Inc., $30 presold, $40 at door, 8:00 p.m., 2151 Holcombe near S.Main® Holcombe, FYI 713-626-2837. School's Out: The Naming Project—at Diverseworks—being young and queer, DiverseWorks, 8:00 p.m., 1117 E. Freeway (1-10 @ N. Main). FYI 713-228-0914. The Actors' Workshop presents "The Dogs of Foo" by Scott Ross World premier of this story of a famous gay film director and his Japanese lover who experience homophobia and racism in Hollywood in the 1940s. The Actors' Workshop of Houston, 8:00 p.m., 1009 Chartres at Lamar (behind Brown Convention Center), FYI 713-236-1844. Sunday, June 23 Pride Mass and Brunch—Sunday Mass for lesbian & gay Catholics and friends followed by a light brunch, sponsored by Kolbe Project (Kolbe House), Free will offering, 1509 Fairview, FYI 713-522- 8182. Nellie Ribbons Party —Invitation only party along (he parade rou(e, sponsored by Nellie Ribbons benefiting AFH Stone Soup Pantry, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. 811 Westheimer, FYI 713-526- 4608. THE PARADE! 5:00 p.m. to 7*00 p.m., FYI 713-529-6979 FAX 713-529-1223. Pride Fest 96—Follow the Parade to Pride Fest 96. Starts immediately after the parade. Food/drink, merchandise & information booths of community businesses and organizations and a concert fea(uring Bronski Bea( and Ce- Ce Pennis(on as well as local performers, sponsored by PCH, Donations requested, 7:00 p.m., Lovett St. (between Whitney and Taft) FYI 713-529- 6979. Houston's Bigges( After Parade Party— Broadway showtunes. group sing-along and Karaoke, J.R.'s. 808 Pacific, FYI. 713-521-2519. After (he Parade Double Bust—Cool off with (he sounds of John Sims and the seventies trash disco, after the parade, Montrose Mining Company. 805 Pacific, FYI 713-529-7488. Juneteenth Pride Celebra(ion—A pride celebration to honor outstanding achievements of African-American lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people featuring live entertainment and dancing, sponsored by African-American Lesbian & Gay Alliance, $5, 7:30 p.m.. Incognito, 2427 McKinney, FYI 713-864-2242. School's Out: The Naming Projec( (See 6/22), DiverseWorks, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.. 1117 E. Freeway, FYI 713- 228-0914. Sunday, June 30 HGLPC Casino Day—Round-trip excursion to the Grand Casino Coushaua in Kinder, Louisiana. Depans Houston at 6:30 a.m. and returns approximately 8:00 p.m. Seating limited to 47 passengers. Sponsored by Houston Gay &. Lesbian Political Caucus, $25 plus gambling expenses, bus loads at 2700 Albany, FYI 713-923-6676.
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