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BCBC Jungle Lust
Houston's annual "Hot-House" blowout, Jungle Lust IV, is scheduled for Saturday night, April 6 and ending in the wee
hours of Sunday, April 7. The men of the
Bayou City Boys Club (BCBC) are expecting almost 1000 men to gather in the greenhouse/jungle-steamy setting for this
Set in the tropical setting of the Spencer Company. 1609 Ennis at Leeland,
guests will be in "jungle-wear" and fill
the industrial greenhouse dancing to
the music of D.J. Joe D'Espinosa from
"Buzz" and "Avalon" in Boston. Tickets, which include an open bar are available in advance for $30 at Basic Brothers
and LOBO (Houston and Austin), or $40
at the door if available.
Proceeds from Jungle Lust IV benefit
Body Positive/Houston, AIDS Foundation Houslon and the Houston clinical Research Network.
BCBC is a volunteer, not for profit
501(c)(3) organization established to
raise funds for HIV/AIDS research, service and care. Upcoming fund-raising
events include "Hurricane Party "96 in
August and "Celebrate 1997...Hollywood Style" the community's annual
black-tie New Year's Eve Gala.
For more information about Jungle
Lust IV or other BCBC events call 520-
The Miss Camp America Foundation will
be introducing their "lusty not so
busty" debutantes at Rich's, Sunday.
March 3 1 from 4 until 7:00 p.m.
The Miss Camp Foundation's 1996 Deb-
U-Not Ball will feature a cash bar with special drink prices, door prizes and special
guest entertainment. A $5 door donation is suggested. Rich's is located at
'2401 San Jacinto.
The designated charities for 1996
include: AIDS Foundation Houston-
Stone Soup; The Assistance Fund; The
Bering Care Center; Body Positive /
Positive Friend Program; and The
Swehla House Set
Swehla House, an efficiency PWA housing development of the Community
Endowment Foundation, will begin
taking applications for residency
Monday April 1. The property is a newly
renovated one at 2516 Mandell just
north of Westheimer.
Applications will be accepted April I
from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.; the following Tuesday through Thursday only
from 9 until 10:00 a.m. and Friday (April
5) through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. All applica'ions and supporting
documents must be in by Sunday. April 7
at 3:00 p.m. in order to be considered
The selection committee will meet
Wednesday. April 17 to review the applications. SwehlaHouse is a 12-unit complex. Applicants are encouraged to bring
documentation of HIV/AIDS status
and proof of financial hardship (i.e..
SSI. SSD. Tax return, etc.).
The Community Endowment Foundation (CEF) was organized in December of
1991 as a 501(c)(3) under the applicable
statutes of Texas. Its purpose is to provide affordable housing for individuals affected by the HIV/AIDS disease in
The Men's Network, a discussion group
for social and educational development of gay and bisexual men will present
a discussion "'Understanding Grief"
Wednesday. April 3 from 7 until 9:00
Designed to enable individuals to bet-
td deal wuh gnel and untferwanding the
yearning and pain thai naturally comes
with loss—that lifelong experience of
letting go—of loved ones, places and
memories, plans and much more.
Michael Wilson, LMSW, of the new Counseling Center will offer insight and
experience for understanding and
dealing with grief and loss. He is a
speaker, author, community activist
and licensed therapist.
The talk will take place at the Montrose
Counseling Center. 701 Richmond. A
donation between $3 and $5 will be appreciated. For more information please
HIV Support Group
Body Positive/Houston (PB/H) is starting a new cycle of Peer Counseling Support Groups for HIV positive individuals with an informational meeting
planned for Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m.
at 1475 West Gray, the Multi-Service
Participation is free of charge. PB/H
has successfully operated a peer counseling program since 1988. Each group
lasts nine weeks. The weekly meetings are
facilitated by trained leaders, who are
HIV positive, under the supervision of
a licensed psychotherapist. Each
group has ten to twelve individuals.
Based on a training manual developed
at BP/H. some of the topics regularly
covered include: working with your doctor; healing alternatives: relationships; lifestyle issues; stress reduction; and relaxation. The group ultimately decides democratically the
contents of each 90 minute session.
Each group is a closed and confidential
unit, therefore no new members are
added after the group has started. The
meetings are casual and all materials
necessary will be provided.
The basic objective is for clients to
share information and feelings with
other clients that have similar life
issues. Studies have shown a greater
degree of participation and satisfaction in counseling when clients can more
easily relate or bond with other participants rather than be lectured or quizzed by
a therapist. The facilitator serves
only to keep the group on track, adhere to
certain courtesies and acts as a referral
source for further information.
If interested in participating or if you
want more information about peer counseling, contact PB/H at 524-2374.
Leather and Lace
The Executive and Professional Association of Houston's (EPAH) ninth
annual "Leather and Lace" fundraiser
to benefit Omega House and Milam House
will be at Pacific Street. Saturday, April
13, from 7 until 10:30. p.m.
Anticipating 500 guests, the event will
include tattoo sales, raffle drawings,
and a Mr. Leather and Miss Lace contest.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for
$15 at House of Colemen. Lobo, Basic
Brothers, Leather by Boots or at the door.
EPAH was established to provide a non-
political forum for discussion of business and community affairs, to encourage and promote the business and commerce of professionals, proprietors.
and executives within the Greater Houston community and to support such educational and or charitable causes as
may be approved by the membership.
The Community Affairs committee
develops fundraising events and identifies community organizations to
receive the proceeds, other events over
the past hve years have raised more than
$100,000 benefhing varioiJS com.
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