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Houston Voice, No. 844, December 27, 1996 - File 010. 1996-12-27. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/915/show/891.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 844, December 27, 1996
Publisher Window Media
Date December 27, 1996
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript COLUMNIST Gay Today By GLEN WEBER This has been a very nice but quiet Christmas season for me. I have been to a few nice parties. The P.W.A. Christmas party held at Bering Church was wonderful. Ray West, P.W.A.'s resident hunk, emceed a fun evening. I was blessed with seeing so many people I know. I even won a raffle prize. They were giving away beautiful Polo type shirts. I asked God if 1 could win one, and one minute later they called my number. For those of you who think I have gone off the edge of religion righteousness, let me --..iv I have never been more happy and at peace with myself. For the first time, my relationship with God has given me hope. I will beat the AIDS virus. Whai I also like is the high quality of the men and women who go to M.C.C.R. These are people who have jobs and lives. It is wonderful in go io church and have everyone glad lo see me and ask how I am doing. My book is coming along at a fast pace. I have already decided where I will hold my first book signing. I know all of you will be pleased by my efforts, and my hope is it will help you dear readers who are still battling with the reality of the AIDS virus. As I have said before, I am beating the disease, and I know all of you can beat it as well. 1 would like in say a few good words about mic of my favorite people, Kathie Lee Gifford. She has gotten a lot of bad press coverage for some things she was not responsible for, but she gets very little coverage for the projects from her heart. Yes, I do get up every morning lo watch Regis and Kathie Lee . It is an entertaining hour filled with love and laughter. I even love her singing. What Kathie Lee has done is take a million dollars ot hei own money to found Cas- sidy's Mouse, a home for AIDS and crack babies. You can only imagine what a crack baby must go through to beat it's addiction. She is now getting to open Cas- sidy's House II. We need everyone, especially with money, to help us and our children win this battle. I would like to nominate Kailne Lee for Humanitarian of the Year. In a column a while back, I criticized award shows where all the audience wore ted ribbons. I though) ii was a meaningless effort to show support for AIDS people. Red ribbons only have meaning when the wearers are sincere. I would rathet nol people wear them if they are not interested in our cause. I recently talked to a friend of mine in Cal ifornia. He called my folks to get my number. He has lived almost 15 years with the AIDS virus. After about two years of bad health and hospital stays, he is now very healthy. He eats only health foods, drinks vegetable juices for cleansing, and meditates several hours a day. I envy him. I would like to learn to meditate myself. My courtyard in my new complex looks like a tropical island with a pool. That would be a beautiful quiet place to medicate. He is looking forward to another healthy year. His new lover is HIV-negative, and my friend says he is a great support. He is excited for my column and calls me a hero. I think he is the hero. He sets an example for me and all those he touches with his love of life and his determination to beat the virus. I hope I set that example for you dear readers. I had a wonderful time at the M.C.C.R. Christmas party. Our choir has the most beautiful voices I have ever heard. It reminds me of the Angels singing. So much joy filled the church. What a great place to be. I have said this before. I you don't like where your life is now, and you are uncertain of your future, come see us at M.C.C.R. I am now an the right track and 1 am happy. Even my folks, who worry so much about me, have now relaxed and are also happy for me. Hawaii, and other states are now trying to legalize gay marriages. I think it is a mistake for two men to legally bind themselves together. What if you marry someone who is only after your possessions, and files for divorce. You stand to lose everything. I think the commitment ceremonies available to loving couples is beautiful enough. If two lovers commit themselves in their hearts and souls, thai should be enough. I know many of you disagree with me, but why lose it all to some little hustler. Look at all the rich old men who marry sexpots only to have to be ordered to give up half of their wealth to these women. As my 43rd year approaches, I can truthfully say I am no longer afraid of death. Pain, yes. Death, no. I am certain I will live a long time, and that I can continue to help those of you with my AIDS ministry through my column and book. The greatest joy I get is knowing I have positively helped people with their lives. I am so blessed by God, and all of you dear readers who let me into your homes every week to share with you my thoughts on beating the virus. I wish all of you a healthy New Year, and please keep in mind we are all in this together. I love you all. You can't get HIV from a telephone, G=3 "°i;°V2£°4«e*, but you can get prevention. Education is the Titst step to preventing lhe spread of HIV. the virus thai cmtet AIDS With jusi one phone tail you can have the Amcricai] Red QOM IW* ■*''" and your fellow workers Imw iu ivoid [nfedjon No one has more experience leaching health and ufet) ill.in itii-' Red &o*i Rm decade*, we've educated workers ihrough CPR training and workplace 1,-mIiIi .mil sulci*, coma So give us a call. Because wilhout a cure, changing Mmum is ll"-' only "W *e <*an "op lhe virus To schedule an HIV/AIDS education session (or your workplace, or to obtain posters, brochures and other materials, call your Greater Houston Area Red Cross. (713)526-8300 Education that wo-*,, Irotn a Mmo you can tmat. American Had Croaa WORKPLACE HIV/AIDS PROGRAM The Campus Apartments $395 t bdrm. apts. surrounding a serene courtyard, limited access gates. Call Karen for move-in specials 4207 Mt. Vernon 528-5218 -ft-BIN-BOW 4UHK4J ExclusivE LesbiAN/GAy CA-vipqRouNd Open Afl Year / Pets WeIcome 150 Acres of secIusjon ON LftltE LiMESTONE ^—^oli wow rat- vessi-vatcov^^ 1-888- 875-7596 ID -P «' » *;: O 2923 Main Houston 522-0000 Check Out Our Long Power Hour and Low Prices Noon Open to 9:00 pm 7 Days a Week ALL WELL/BEER/W1WE $1.75 Now that we're the ONLY bar in the 2900 block of Main, we have plenty ot FREE lighted parking 36 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 9pm till ?? Guest Bartenders on the "TOP Houston Area Bears SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 5pm till ?? Cookout on the "FARSIDE Houston Council of Clubs Guest Bartending *J TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY Champagne Toast at Midnight Complimentary Party Favors NEVER A COVER CHARGE HOUSTON VOICE / DECEMBER 27. 1996 9
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