As a lifelong lesbian, I have no first- hand experience with male sexuality, or penises, for that matter. Though I have many gay male friends, I don’t pretend to be an expert in the area of hot, man-on-man action, either. What I do know about is HIV.
Archive for June, 2007
As expected, Melissa Noriega almost won the open at-large City Council seat outright, taking 47 percent of the vote against 10 opponents in the special May 12 citywide election. A runoff is set for June 16.
Twenty-five local theater companies, including GLBT-centric troupes Theatre LaB Houston, Theatre New West and Unhinged Productions, participate in the 2007-2008 Houston Cooperative Auditions on June 2 and 3 at Stages Repertory Theatre. The nonmusical auditions are open by appointment only to Equity and non-Equity adult actors. Details:
Died Robin Utterback, prominent Houston artist, 57, on March 29 after police found him stabbed in his burning Montrose-area warehouse. Police said Utterback’s partner, Clifford David Gaylord, was responsible for his death. Investigators believe Gaylord started the fire in the warehouse building where Utterback was found, and died the following day after being struck by a train near Heights Boulevard.
Students in Rice University’s “Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies” recently tried their hand at both, and you will be able to see their work in the History Tent at the Pride Festival on Saturday, June 23.
In the May 12 Houston City Council special election, candidate Melissa Noriega led a field of 10 opponents vying for the at-large council seat vacated last year by Shelley Sekula-Gibbs to run for Tom DeLay’s congressional seat. (Sekula-Gibbs, the Republican, lost that race to Democratic candidate Nick Lampson.) Noriega, who was endorsed by the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, received 46.5 percent of the vote last month. On June 16, she faces Roy Morales in a runoff election. Early voting begins June 4 and continues through June 12.
This is the month to revel in our collective pride as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and our allies. So here we celebrate with a selected listing of events and activities, including, of course, the 2007 GLBT Pride Parade, still proudly rolling along its traditional route: Westheimer.
The community voted, and there are new marshals in town for the GLBT Pride Parade. Look for them at the beginning of the annual procession on Saturday, June 23, as it rolls along Westheimer from Woodhead to Taft. We photographed the marshals (except for Garnet Coleman, who at press time was still working in Austin during the final days of the legislative session) at points along the traditional parade route.