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The Gay Agenda: August 2008

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SPRY GOES DIGITAL One of the challenges facing the folks at Montrose Counseling Center’s GLBT seniors program, SPRY, is simply finding those seniors. Hoping to bridge that gap, the center has announced SPRY’s new website. Created by Becky Holmes, the new website features SPRY’s social calendar and senior-focused videos. MCC’s drop-in center on the first floor is open every Thursday from 1–3 p.m. for GLBT seniors age 60 and older, serving up coffee and opportunities to socialize with one another. SPRY is also currently requesting the donation of board games and playing cards for its clients. Details: www. spryhouston.org.

GOOD BINGO Matt Locklin, head of AIDS Housing Coalition of Houston, has announced that AHCH has obtained an official Texas Lottery Bingo License. Locklin adds that he is seeking one more nonprofit organization to benefit from the games, which are played three times a week at a hall located at 9840 Fondren. Details: 713/864-1795. Balls are also charitably sucked through the tube each Saturday afternoon, 2–4 p.m. at the Brazos River Bottom (2400 Brazos), courtesy of Imperial Court of Houston. Bering Dental Clinic and Hospice benefit. Details: www.spacecityempire.org.

COME TOGETHER The Community Leader Networking Group was originally designated the Futures Conference Working Group to present their “Gay Agenda” at the 2005 Conference on Houston’s LGBTI Future. Participants from various organizations meet quarterly to follow up on resolutions presented within that agenda; the meeting is open to all. Aug. 9, 1–4 p.m. Houston GLBT Community Center, 3400 Montrose Blvd., Suite 207. Details: www.hglbtcc.org

LOGO SOUGHT GCAM, which has been working for almost 10 years to preserve the rich history of our community, has announced a competition for a logo for the organization. Entries must be a simple design that easily reproduces in both color and black and white from poster to pin size. The design must also contain and/or incorporate the words “GCAM” OR “Gulf Coast Archive & Museum of GLBT History, Inc.” as well as “est. 1999” or “established 1999.” Digital formats accepted include JPG, TIFF, PDF, Adobe Illustrator, and PowerPoint. Other forms of artwork such as paper, art board, or canvas are also acceptable. Deadline is midnight, Aug. 31. Details: [email protected], [email protected], or Judy Reeves at 832/722-5785.

MAN OH MAN The search continues for Playgirl magazine’s 2008 Sexiest Man Alive, and Guava Lamp is helping. KRBE-FM’s Special K hosts the studly beauty pageant, with photographer David Lewis, Tanacious Tanning’s Janna Flick, DJ Mark D’, and nightclub owner Nassim Joseph judging the contestants. Aug. 2, 9, and 23 at 10 p.m. Guava Lamp, 570 Waugh Dr. Details: 713/524-3359 • www.guavalamp.com.

BEADING ALIVE Bead Atelier hosts The Art of Being, a celebration of the human psyche through painting, sculpture, and spoken word. At the event, local artists Todd Bowman, Donna Garrett, Elizabeth Harrison, and Jim Shade interpret the joy of birth and rebirth. Aug. 16, 6–9 p.m., 3838 N. Shepherd Dr. Details: www.beadatelier.com• 713/862-1223.

CINEMATIC ASPIRATIONS Now 10 years old, the One in Ten screenplay contest is once again soliciting screenplays focusing on the positive film portrayal of GLBTQ individuals. Deadline is Sept. 1. Details: www.OneInTenScreenplayContest.com.

SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Southern Country Houston, that popular, charitable country/western dance organization, has announced Camp Hope’s camp for kids with HIV/AIDS, as its beneficiary for 2008–2009. In preparation for its October “Art for the Children” fundraiser, Southern Country Houston is requesting donations of “kid friendly” works of art for the event’s silent auction; any type of art (photography, paintings, sculpture) is welcome. The deadline is Sept. 1. Details: [email protected] • www.southerncountryhouston.com.

BOI OH BOI They grow up so fast. Gendermyn, our town’s favorite drag king troupe that always offers a spot-on political twist to their shows, celebrates two years of gender-bender splendor with a special anniversary show. Sept. 6. Numbers, 300 Westheimer Rd. Details: 713/526-6551.

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