[1993] The Parachute, December 1993; Volume 1, Issue 9

Title

[1993] The Parachute, December 1993; Volume 1, Issue 9

Subject

Politics, education, and social conversation toward Tulsa’s Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual communities.

Description

The Parachute of Oklahoma was a monthly newspaper; the only publications available are August 1993-December 1993.

The newspaper brings up important, evolving topics of marriage, Pride, TOHR, HIV/AIDs, events, advice, and politics all at the local and national level.

This document is available in searchable PDF attached. It is also available to be seen at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center with permission.

Creator

The Parachute of Oklahoma

Source

https://history.okeq.org/collections/show/24

Publisher

Chuck Breckenridge & Wayne D. (assistant publisher)

Date

December 1993

Contributor

Orin E. Shank (general manager)
Cookie Arbuckle
Stephen Scott
Babby
Michael Camfield
Kevyn Jacobs
Scott Curry
Kim Ridenour
Tom Neal
Kelly Kirby
Paul Scott
Danny heinsohn
Kim Watson
Ann Marie Lochner (volunteer)
J.T. Simpson (volunteer)
Donna Payne (volunteer)
David Stokes (volunteer)

Rights

The Parachute/Dennis R. Neill Equality Center

Relation

The Parachute

Format

Image
Online text
PDF

Language

English

Type

newspaper
periodical

Identifier

https://history.okeq.org/items/show/459

Coverage

Tulsa---Oklahoma
Oklahoma---Tulsa
United States Oklahoma Tulsa
United States of America (50 states)

Text

the Gay & Lesbian Communi~ in Kansas, Okllahoma, Arkansas and Nissouri VoL t issue
Across the United States Decem~r
dbbon.
The Postal Service is priinting 25
million booklets of 10 Stamps for a
total of 250 million stamps. The
design of the red dbbionoriginated
w~h Broadway Cares>Equity Fights
AIDS on the 1991 Tony Awards
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zations.
fundraising and ed ,
Pararachute will send it s entire mailing
list along with all correspondence
for the month of December with the
1993:
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Va~e>y /
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(K~raok~ Tt~rough0ut Th~ Evening .....
1 DRAWS 2 FOR 1
ers! The employee r,
who is
promiscuous and who vigorously promotes
the militant fag agenda..."
(See reprint of tetter on page 7.)
Again Fred has outdohe himself and
his reputation in Wichita and the constitutional, By fa×ing alette~ead
state of Kansas, The c~ative letter with all important information t5 conwas
also composed o{ the church tact Rev. Phelps, he has give6 ~way
name and all perti~ht information all pdvacy dghts to this info~ation.
pany to"investigate" tSis problem Gay and Lesbian clienteile.
and to contact him at thier"eadiest Paul Scott
PARACHUTE
Publisher/Editor
Asst. Publisher
Wayne D.
OdnE. Shank .
Contn~uting Writers:
Chuck B., Cookie Moudde, Stephen Scott,
Adve~
KimRidcnour, TomNeal, Odn Shank,
~anny~Jimwa~n
~Staff:
Volunteers:
Ann Marie Lochncr, J.T Si~m!~n, Donna
316-6514~500
Letters to The Editor
Three cheers to Kevyn Jacobs for denoundng
NAMBLA. Just like Mr. Jacobs,
t once felt hypocritical, denouncing the
right-of a minority group like NAMBLA
while speaking out for the fights of the
gay community. But l don~ feel that way
any more. There is a great diversity in
the gay world I realize. And there is a
colorful and pleasantvarlety of people
and their tastes in the gay and lesbian
community too. That’s fine. To each his
or her own. But in my heart I can no
longer keep silent about anyone who
would sexually seduce children. That’s
sick. And it’s wrong because children,
young boys or girls, are innocent. Andto
make matters worse, the right-winged
movement uses groups like NAMBLA to
smear and scandalize the gay community.
We must let society know that we
are not a bunch of pedophiles. Therefore,
we must also stand up against
NAMBLA. if you are a memberof
NAMBLA, that’s your business but don~
go using the predous gay community for
your agenda. The gay movement must
stand up and say thatwe are not a movement
of pedophiles or into besliality or
anything like that. We are honest,
hardworking, decent people who only
wish to spend our lives loving someone -
another decent adult - of the same gender.
NAMBLAwould greatly damage all
we have .worked for in the gay fights
movement.
Sincerely,
Dear .Editor:
I am a full fime student atW~,hita State
University. Ourcampus nsv,speper"Tbe Sunflowe¢’
adver’dsss for student submissions of
loss of a close filend of mine to AIDS, I de--
cldedto submit ~tha following letter and POem
’ .. in his memory. I was notso.much displeased
thatmy work had not.been printed since I did
not feel it to be of publishable quality. However,
after much urging from a graduate instructorfriend
ofmine i went to the Sunflower
office to find out what had happened. Much
to my dismay my poem and letter had been
circulatedamong the staff, forafter, I had been
associated with my work the recep’donist
could no longer speak to me and went for
someone else to talkwith me. I was talked at
and around but not too, as if, I were not real
and that I did not exist. This angered me so
much to realize that the Pat Roberlson’s and
Fred Phelps of this wodd had ~ly harbored
this much hornophobia among campus students
that run and support this newspaper
and even more~fact that they a,ow themselves
to be spoon fed and braces placed
upon their brains.
Ionly hope that through your publication
1hat perhaps my letter and people could
possibly be pdnted. I realize that my work
may remain ~vialto our community and may
not prove woilhy but I would like to lake that
chance with you and would welcome any responses
that you might have to it.
Thank you~for your Time and Consideration.
Sincerely,
Thos W. Burnham
Editors Note: W’~ Pleasure, here is
your poem:
Thoughts of Yesterday, Tomorrow
and Today
In Memory of Larry D. Jones
just memories to be made. The memories
made, when remembered were, to be shared.
Somewhere along .~e way we must have
made a-wrong turn or maybe a wrong decision.
It must be thatwe are to teach others,
hoping to gaurd them from our mistakes.
Now, withtha beginning of each new
day, the memories we once had are rememobered
fondly wi~ smiles and tears.
Maybe a small part of our heart sUII
aches for that which we have no longer, yet
our heart has grown enough to hold the
memories to be made in the future:
Greet each new day with a smile on
your lips and a song in yourheart, forwe know
not what awaits with each step we take, each
turn we make. Seek only the best in everyone
you meet, otferthe best you have to give,
and we all shall be truly blessed.
¢op~gbt ~’e=l~ Ja~1993 Tmm~~
VISIO
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Gay & Lesbian Bookstore
3143 w. Maple
Wichita, KS 67213
(316) 942-6333
Located in Maple Villa
MANY NEW GIFT ITEMS ADDED FOR THE HOLIDAYS
HOT CHOCOLATE & COOKIES
COME IN AND SEE US!
We will raffle off a "Claire of the Moon" video cassett &
a "Embrace" poster.
Drawing will be held on Dec. 23rd
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Copyright 1993
THE LESBIAN MOTHERS’
"Raising our children a heterosexual
privilege," is the motto of the
Lesbian Mothers’ National Defense
Fund. LMNDF has been assisting
lesbian mothers with custody cases
for twenty years, offering information,
attorney referrals, emotional
support and financial assistance for
lesbian and gay parents involved
in custody disputes.
The greatest obstacle facing lesbian
and gay parents in a custody
battle is poverty. LMNDF encourages
attorneys to accept custody
cases at reduced fees and provides
useful information to mothers and
attorneys preparing for litigation.
Through their "Adopt -A-Mother~
program, a support group chooses
an individual mother to sponsor,
sending personal notes of encouragement
and organizing fund-raistr~
prmation is also available about
a broad range of parenting issues,
indudingdonor insemination, adoption,
childreadng and advocacy for
families.
According to a study by the
American Bar Association eight to
twelve million Amedcan children
are currently being reared by lesbian
and gay households. Approximately
six percent ofthe U.S. population
is made up of lesbianand gay
families with children.
LMNDF Director Jenny Sayward
NATIONAL DEFENSE FUND
cites various studies comparing
children of lesbians with children of
heterosexualmothers, which have
fOund no_ significant differences in
the children’s self -concept,
intellegence, gender identity, sexual
orientation or moral judgement.
Furthermore, children of lesbian
and gay parents do not experience
a great deal more harassment from
their peers than do other children.
They do develop independent
judgement and strength of character
to resist prejudice in vadous
forms.
However, despite these positive reports,
lesbian mothers still face dismal prospects
in courts outside areas, about a
ten percent chance ofretaining pdmary
custody. In the Bible Belt, children are
turned over to abusers, alcoholics and
violent criminals rather than being allowed
to stay with nurturing gay or lesbian
parents.
Recent media attention to the plight of
lesbian and gayfamilies has stirred pubic
anger at these atro~es. While the
LMNDF has labored foryears in relate
obscurity, today the organization has
become the focus of a new effort toadvocate
for lesbian and gay families.
For more inform~on contact the Lesbian
Mothers’ National Defense Fund
P.O, Box 21567, Seattle~WA. 98111
or(206) 325-2643. Local contact, Kim
Ridenour (501) 253- 5445 or (501) 253-
9588.
Community Center
Tax Deductable Donations
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Please check one
, , ,$25 per mo. - Lambda Contributor
,, $50 per mo.,Tdangle Contributor
$75 per rag. - Red Ribbon Contributor
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$ other one time donations
Donor ($1201 - $2499) Patron ($2500-$4999)
Benefactor ($5,000+)
Mail Contributions to:
KFDH
P.O. Box 2845
Wichita, Kansas 67201
For more information Call
Raye Ann at 316-942-6333
KFHD REVIVED!
BY: PHIL GRIFFIN
Kansans For Human Dignity (hereafter
KFHD) has been revived and is deftnitely
alive and well in Wichita. KFHD is
a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax deductible organization
which was originally incorporated
in 1985.. KFDH is a twin-like organization
to WGLA (Wichita Gay and Lesbian Alliance).
The purpose of KFHD is similar
to thatofWGLAwith a primary difference
being it is not allowed to be ~volved in
politics. Although KFHD is nearly eight
years old, it has been dormant for some
time now.
So why has it been revived? -At the
community meeting for WGLA in October,
there was talk about what had happenedtothis
organization. Forthosewho
were in attendance, there was some confusion
about what the organization was
all about, The need for Stonewall 25
Committee to failunderthe umbrella was
also brought up around the same time.
The Board of WGLA, under the leadership
of Moderator Unda~Santiago set out
to find outwhat is wasandwhy itwas not
active. The old by-laws which govern
KFHD were located and reviewed by the
Board ofWGLA and an interim Board of
Directors for KFHD wasappointed at the
OctoberWGLABoard meeting. A nomk
hating committee was. also formed at the
time with election of active Directors of
KFHD set for.two weeks later. ;-
On November 4th, the Directors for
KFHD were elected and the new Board
haditsfirstmeetingon November7th. Ofricers
were elected at the meeting. The
by-laws require that four directors come
from the Board of WGLA and three directors
from outside of theWGLA Board.
The current Directors (and o~ce) are
Linda Santiago (Chairperson), Ann Marie
Lochner (Assistant Chairperson), Raye
Ann Tucker (Treasurer), Phil Griffin (Secretary),
Steve Aaron (Member), Tracey
Hughes (Member), and.Steve Swint
(Member).
So you may still be.asking, why has it
been revived? it has been revived for the
purpose of providing the umbrella for
Stonewall 25 aswas requested bythe National
Stonewall Committee. This makes
all gilts and donations to Stonewall 25 tax
dedu~ble. Secondly, ithas been revived
for the purpose of obtaining and maintaining
a community center forthe Wichita
Lesbian, Gay and BiSexual Community.
As the Parachute goes to press, much
work has already been done in the process
of opening the first Center for the
Community. You will be hearing a lot
aboutthis projectinthe near future. Each
organization is being contacted for input
and assistance. KFHD needs the whole
Community to become involved with the
Center.
If you would like more information
about KFHD, feel free to wdte; KFHD,
P.O. box 2845, Wichita, KS 67201. Visions
and Dreams has also agreed to
serve as a communication, center for
those who have questions or who would
like to volunteer to help with the Center.
You can also contract anyof the Board
Members of KFHD for information. Remember,
a great deal is happening, more
information is coming, and YOUR help is
needed.
Watermark.Books
Downton: 149 North Broadwy, Wichita, Ks. 67202
=iccadilly Square: 7732 E. Central, Wichita, KS. 67206
Wichita Praise & Worship
Center Moves on 2nd
Anniversary..
Wichita Praise & Worship Center, a
full Gospel church in Wichita, accepting
of Gbys and Lesbians, has
recently moved to a new location.
2519 E. Lincoln.
The location is a store front building
with more space than the church had
at the recent building. Services will
continue to be at 2i00 pm on Sundays.
The church has grown over
the last two years to now have a staff
of 6 people. WPWC is affiliated with
over 50 other independent cfiur~,hes
in the gay community throughout the
United States.
The church will celebrate it’s 2nd
Anniversary in services on December
10, 11 and 12. Friday night December
10, services will be at 7:30
with Thomas Hirsch from Advance
Christian Ministries in Dallas, Texas.
Saturday the church will celebrate it’s
2nd anniversary with a luncheon at
the church at 12 noon. Reservations
are required. Saturday evening service
will beat 7:30.with Rev. Judy
Horn, Pastor of Chdst Chapel of the
Rockies~ in Denver, Colorado. Sunday
celebration seFvicer will be at
2:00pm.. The congr.~ation and staff
invite#l[ to attend.
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HOTLINE
264-2437
LOCATED
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WICHITA,
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Dear BabbyAdvice Column
Dear Babby:
I read your column every month,
my friends and I called the Parachute
last month when we did#t see your
column again, but they said you were
out sick, we hope your o.k.
Now for my problem,. I can’t seem to
find Mr. Right, ! am 33 years old and
everytime ! think I have found him,
he turns out to be the wrong one.. I
think maybe I should try somewhere
besides the bar, but i’m not sure
where or how to go about it. All I am
use to is the bar. Could you please
give me some advice.
Looking in OKC.
Dear Looking: "
Well honey your only 33, you still
-have time before the retirement
home. I was looking for Mr.Right and
sometimes Mr.Right Now would do.
You may be right, try looking for him
somewhere else. I have had wonderful
luck at the grocery store, I try
to stay away from the candy sections,
guys just don’t seem interested in us
when we have chocolate dripping out
of our mouth. The fruit section is my
favorite, when one comes by that you
like, try to start a conversation with
him, like" Don~ this fruit look good?
if he say’s yes, then tell him, well.you
knowthat’s not the only. thing looking
~ i do.e~n’t act
interested go .on to the next one.
Another place that has worked for me
is the laundry mat. Try to get the
washer or dryer next to the cute guy,
and watch his laundry, when he
seperates the clothes, say" my it
must take a real man tofill those out"
if he replies jump in and go for it gid!
If he has some purple sequenced
underware, and looks extremely
dashing,, congradulations you have
just .met Dear Babby. If he is tall,
blonde, and built, leave him alone,
he°s mine. Last but notleast is the
mall, you may not find Mr.Right but
atleast your .in a place where rejection
can easily be healed by a_quick
trip through iDillards, i seriously wish
you the best of luck, if you find an
extra send him my way!
Dear Babby:
I like to make my own clothes, and
my gidfdendsays that’s.not in style~
should I, just buy clothes from the
store?
confused in Wichita
DearConfused:
Wear what you like, if-she loves.
you it wonl matter. I haveanOIdpair_.
of curtiansl turned into a lovely d~ess,.
my dat~ said it was the pretties thing.
he had ever seen. I said thankyou,
saw it in the window .and had .to have
This th l ly1
manypeople oea
with A lot of i)eople don’t think they have to worry about HIV.
But the truth is, you can get HIV infection if you share drug needles
and syringes or have sex with an infected person. Call ~our State or
local AIDS hotline, or the National AIDS Hotline
at 1-800-342-AIDS. Call 1-800-243-7889 (TTY) for
deaf access.
HIV is the virus that causesAIDS.
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Brought- to you by:
Wichita-Sedgwick County Health Department
~,, 1900 E.-9nth Wichita, Kansas
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Fees based on a sliding scale
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ORGANIZED MAY 20, 1956
Fred W. Phelas. Pastor ~7~.~N[ 91327392.28
3701 W~t 12th * POo Box 1886 . TOPEKA. KANSAS 66604
O(fice: 913,273-0325 Lib~a~: 9 I.tt 273-0338
November 13, 1993
Plasma Alliance, Inc.
1515 Ease Central
Wichita, ~sas 67214
LEX~T~CUS 18
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind,
as with womankind: it is
abomination.
Dear Citizens:
WBC has received reports that you ~axe a fag working there ruined
jim Watson Jr, who is
militant fag agenda and who may have AIDS or HI~. ~n light of the
mounting anecdotal evidence such as the fag denklSh in Florldawho
deliberately infected and killed ~im Bergalls and ~hers to take
the onus of AIDS off the fags in light of the d@vastatlng risk
posed by a tainted blood supply, and in llght of hhe reliability
of t~ information~on Watson coming as it does from one very near
to him. WBC believes this matter should be inveshlgated, and we’d
appreciate receiving information from you thereon at ~our earliest
convenience.
Your consideration is appreciated.
Fred Phelps
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GPON$ORII~G NEW
YOUTH GI~OUP
The ~ita Cha~er of Parents,
Families, and Fde~s of L~ans and
Gays is s~n~dng a new teen su~
po~ group, P~OJECT ACCEPTANCE.
This group ~11 provide a
pla~ o~ a~an~ for gay, lesbian,
and ~xual yo~h and their fdends
in which adult facilit~o~ and the
youths’ ~er are ~o~ive and affirming.
We therefo~ provide:
*An edu~4acil~at~ w~kly
group for youth (ages !4-18)
*A ~fe pla~ for young gay,
bian, and bi~xual individuals to
cia{ize and suppo~ each other.
s~bst~nce abuse, AiDS and other
~mpo~ant i~es.
vadous social opportunities as well
some decor items for their morn.
There will be a list posted of specific
books, videos and items such
as bowling passes or gift certificates
to the movies. These lists will ~
available at Visions and Dreams
and Fantasy. Some ofthese books
cost as little as $4. We would then
ask that as you wrap your present
and put it under the tree that you
take a moment and write an inscription
into the front of the book.
Please He from your heart to the
young person that might need your
encouragement. If you would rather
send a cash contribution to this
project-please send it to our P.O.
Box 686, Wichita, KS 67201-0686
and label it Project Acceptance
Christmas. Please help us to make
this Christmas a meaningful one to
our younger brothe~ and sisters, A
special than~s to Linn Copeland and
Raye Ann Tucker and Renee
FMtcher for their sssts~ance and
support.
RE$OUflOES AVAILA~LE
T~UG~ ~C~]TA
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Fri.
Sago Dec.11 12:00pro Anniv. Banque~
(Reservations Required)
Sat. Dec~11 7:30 Rev. Jud7 Horn
2519 E~LNeoN
Decol0 7:30pro Rev. Thomas Hirsch
SATURDAY- DEC. 11
&
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FamilY Portriats Available amof--~e CloSet.~I. .-
WichitaPraise&W0rshipCenterwill " and Onto Th,ePhone be holding a fundraiser by selling professional
family portraits to be taken
Saturday-Dec: 11th, and Sunday
Dec.-12th dudng the mornings. This
will be at the.new building at 2519E.
Lincoln. The cost will be $29,95
which includes 1-8x10, 4-5x7’s and
10 wallets size photos. - The photos
will be back in time for Christmas.
The photographer has said that those
who have animals may have ,their
picture taken also. You must make
an appointment by calling the office
at 651-0603, a $9.95 deposit is required
to set apppointment. The
photography will be taken by L.G.
Smith Photography, a family owned
and operated business in Wichita.
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IECEMBER for all: You’re
~robably ready for a little R&R after all
~e activity of the past few months and
aow you finally get it. Relax, enjoy,
md loaf your way through the holidays.
~II]~S Maz: 21-Apr. 20: Far away
~eople and places are on your mind. so
;o ahead and take that trip. Now is the
:ime toformulate long-range plans for
,~e future; make your New Year’s
~solutions early.
rAURUS Apr. 20-May 21: Your
ioint finances are in the spotlight now.
Marital or other partnership assests are
:asier to handle than usual. You get
what you want, so go for it.
GEMINI May 21-Jtme 22: You are
able to.negotiate successfully with both
mrtners and competitors because you
:an balance others’ needs with your
)wn. Make the deal this month.
~AHCER June 22-July 23: Work
akes a turn for the better. You can
:ount on being busy; if you stay
rganized and pay attention to details,
’ou can also count on being successful.
,EO Joly 23-AUg. 23: You get the
~un award this month; romance and
)ther pleas~es are in the scene. You
mow hOW you lik~e.m sliow off, so go
d~ad and be the life of the party:. "
VIRGO Aug. 23Sept. 23:.T~e all
hat old, emotional garbage to the
~eeycling center this month. You are
,,oing to need room for the bigger and
)ettcr future you’re planning right now.
Eta~a spr~.e~m 50~-253-5445
LIBP~ 8€1)L 23-O¢t.23: A busy
month of talking, visiting, and running
hither, thith~ and yon. Relatives and
neighbors give advice that l~ds to new
opportunities, so pay attention.
SCOI~IO OCt. 23-Nov. 23: Finances
’aren’t much of a problem this month, so
you arc able to give the gifts you want
to-you get good stuff too. A new door
to fumm financial gains opens now.
SAGITI’ARIUS Nov. 23-Doe. 22:
You get better looking--new clothes, new
hair, maybe just a newly cheerful
expression. If you’re thinking about
s~arting anything new, this is the best
month to do it.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 21:
You’re in the background this month,
but you kind of like it there. Support
comes from hidden and unexpected
places. Ditch your usual suspicion and
accept it gracefully.
AQUARIUS Jan. 21-Feb. 20: You’re
always a friend to the world and, this
month, you can have fun with
community projects and group ventures.
You meet people who will give a boost
to your ambitions.
PISCF_~ Feb. 20-M~. 21: Everybody
is watching you now, but there’s no need
to get rattled by all ~ attention. You
get to achieve the goals you have been
w~ing on, so revel in the limelight.
Visit ’~our store in mystical,
mctaphl~ical l~m’~ka. Springs. We
downtown at 95 Spring Street; or call
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LI=TT~ 1’0 THE EDITOR
~ Three~¢~rs to Kevyn Jacobs for
denouncing NAMBLA.. Just like Mr.
Jac0bs, I’ 0nce-felt hypocdtloai denouncing
the right .of a minority group like
NAMBLAwhile speaking out for the rights
of the gay community. Buti don’tfeelthat
way any more. There is a great diversity
in the gay world I realize. And there’is a
colorful and pleasant variety of people
and their tastes in the gay and lesbian
commun~ too, That’s fine. To each his
or her own. But in my heart I can no
longer keep silent about anyone who
would sexually seduce children. That’s
sick. And Ys wrong because children,
young boys or girls, are innocent. Andto
make matters worse; the fight-winged
movement uses g~oups like NAMBLA to
smear and scandalize the gay community.
We must let society know that we
are not a bunch of pedophiles. Therefore,
we must also stand up against
NAMBLA. If you are a member~of
NAMBLA, that’s your business but don~
go using the precious.gay-community for
your agenda. The gay movement must
stand up and say thatwe are not a movement
of pedophiles or into bestiality or
anything like that. We are honest,
hardworking, decent people who only
wish to spend our lives loving someoneanother
decent adult ~ of the same gender..
NAMBLA would greaUy damage all
we have worked for in the gay fights
movement.
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HELPING PEOPLE WITH
AIDS
THE DEFINIATION
Acquired immune Deficiency
Syndrome (AIDS) is the most serious
epidemic to strike the American
public in the last 50 years. This disease
has no respect for income,
color, gender or sexual orientation.
Expe~ts conservatively estimate that
approximately 6 to 7 thousand Arkansans
have been or will become
infected with AIDS, based on national
averages.
With the rising costs of medical
care and drags for PWAs (Persons
with Aids), such as AZT, DDI; etc.,
the need for financial assistance has
become more and more urgent.
Many organizations were formed for
education awareness but none for
direct financial assistance until the
birth of HPWA.
THE HISTORY
When the AIDS cdsis began to
extract its t011 on the Arkansas community,
a group of.concerned indi,
viduals metin February 1988 determined
to form an organization dedicated
to providing =assistance to
those in need. HPWA is an Arkansas
non-prot’R charitable corporation
established to assistindividuals who
suffer from AIDS. HPWA issues
direct financi~al .payments for medical
bills, nursing care, pharmacy bills
and living expenses and any emergency
funding necessary. No monies
are distributed directly to PWAs.
Through these direct financial payments,
HPWA strives to allow
PWAs to continue to live their
liveswith dignity and self esteem.
Funding for HPWA is dedved
from volunteers from all walks of
life who raise needed monies
through fundraisers and pledge
drives. No member of the HPWA
staff receives compensation for his/
her services. Ninety percent (90%)
of funds raised by HPWAare dedicated
to direct assistance payments.
The Board of Directors of
HPWA is composed of professionals
and lay members from vadous
fields including education, business,
medicine, law, health and theology.
Currently based in Little Rock,
HPWA offers assistance to all Arkansas
residents who meet the required
criteria for funding.
HPWA is a duly licensed chadtable
organization and maintains
complete financial records available
for public inspection dudng normal
business hours.
THE CRITERIA
HPWAis vitally concerned.with
the accountability of its fund-raiS-
2) Each applicant must submit a
complete ~’mancial disclosure of all
monthly income or benerds received
by them.- Mandatory receipt of or
application for S.S.I. benefits is required.
3) Each applicant must permit a
home visit(s)-by HPWArepresentatives.
HPWwill contact and coordinate
funding through a social worker
of the PWA’s choice.
4) A thorough verification of the
PWA’s expenses must be provided.
Following receipt of a written application
for assistance containing
the information listed above, representatives
of HPWA will conduct a
home visit with the PWA to determine
the degree of assistance
needed. A formal recommendation
for assistance will then bepresented
to the Board of Directors of HPWA
forfinal action. Distribution of funds
is determined on a case-by-case
basis. Some restrictions as to funding
requirements exist. All information
conceming individual cases is
kept strictly confidential. HPWA
does-not discriminate on the basis
of creed, color, gender, or sexual orientation.
ing and disbursal efforts. To receive ¯ .- ~THE NEED
assistance from HPWA, the following
criteda must be mat:
1) Each applicant must submit a
written confirmed diagnosis ofAIDS
from a licensed physician.
Christmas
Ozar
HPWA is constantly in need of
.Volunteers and funding. HPWA ex~
tends an open invitation for you to
become involved in its ongoing effortto
minimize the burdenthat AIDS
extracts from oursoclety. YOU CAN
MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
THE WAY
Join HPWA or its branch organizations
in towns throughout Arkansas.
Organize pledges and fundraisers
through HPWA. Inform
fdends and family about HPWA and
the dsing AIDS epidemic.
NOWIS THE TIME
TO ACT.
ALL
CONTRIBUTIONS
TO HPWA ARE
TAX
DEDUCTIBLE.
HELPING
PEOPLE WITH
AIDS
P.O. BOX 4397
LITTLE. ROCK,
AR 72204
2710 Asher
Monday- Friday 4pm-lam
Saturday lpm-Midnight
501-663-9886
Little Rock, Arkansas
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1004 Garrison
(501)783-9347
Ope~ Mon-Fri 8am-lam Sat 8am-12am
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DearMichael
Howdy! Ijust returnedfrom afabulous vacation at
Meadowood Ranch andResort. The resort was beautiful; it was once
owned by a wealthy oil baron. It’s located on 650 acres" ofgreen hills’,
meadows andforests.t I wenthorseback-Hding on Friday andfishing
(caught a 12lb. largemouth bass) Saturday, following a delicious"
breakfast on. thedecks overlooking the gorgeous countryside. I tanned
poolside, played tennis and volleyball, Then I went hiking with some
friends I met here.~.saw some dee "-.-"~tn one ofthe coolpmeforests.
pictures.
Wanted to get
this letter off to.
you. Can’t wa#
to return to
Meadowood.
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The Parachute of Oklahoma, “[1993] The Parachute, December 1993; Volume 1, Issue 9,” OKEQ History Project, accessed July 19, 2024, https://history.okeq.org/items/show/459.