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JUNE 1987 □ Vol. 2, No. 6
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For Pride Celebrations
PHOTO COURTESY OF TOMMY LAWSON
Michael Shareck of Nashville, Term.,
is the new Mr. Carolina Drummer.
Story, Page 8.
In Pride Parade
Q-Notes will award S50 for the
most humorous banner or placard
in the Pride Parade in Durham on
"We're challenging The Front
Page and Etc. magazine to come up
with awards, too," editor Don King
said. "It would also be fitting for
bars or other businesses such os
White Rabbit to join in.
"We can use the parade to show
people just how creative gay men
and lesbians can be, Eventually —•
and ihope this will be in my lifetime
— maybe we'll hove floats and
make awards for them."
He said that the Q-Notes award, if
won by a bar, business or individ
ual, would be made to a gay/les
bian nonprofit organization desig
nated by fhe winner,;
The award will be announced in
the August issue of Q-Notes,
From Columbia to North Carolina's
Triangle, gay bars, businesses, organi
zations and individuals hove planned
Gay & Lesbian Pride activities that
range from sermons to a public parade.
The highlight lor hundreds — perhaps
thousands — will be the march from
downtown Durham to Duke University's
east campus on Saturday, June 27. It's
the second consecutive year for a Pride
Week parade in the Carolinas. The
1,000-plus participants in the 1986 pa
rade — first in five years in the Caroli
nas — practically guaranteed that the
hard-working people of the Triangle
would again sponsor the event.
Last year's march nearly brought
down the city government of Durham.
But on attempt by Christian fundamen
talists to recall Mayor Wib Gulley never
achieved the necessary number of peti
The parade and accompanying
brouhaha brought scads of coverage
by newspapers and television stations.
This year's is expected to again bring
gay men and lesbians into thousands of
the homes through television news
In addition to the Durham climax,
Columbia is going all-out for Gay/Les
bian Pride for the first time. The event.
Celebration '87, will be a one-day party
Sunday, June 21, at Bell Camp, a swim-
and-games facility owned by the Uni
versity of South Carolina near Columbia
Almost all the bars and organizations
in Columbia will be participating, in
cluding Parents 8c Friends of Lesbians
and Gays, the TNT Bike Club and
Omega, the goy/lesbian group on the
university campus. Bars have been
holding raffles to help pay for renting
Bell Camp. And businesses, bars and
individuals have contributed raffle items
CONTINUED PAGE 8
Pride Month '87
Pride '87: Coming Out As A Community
SotnidccT, Jon* 6, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Workshop:
"We All Have Homophobia." Eno River Unitarian
Church, 4907 Garrett Rd„ Durham.
SotuidoT, June 6. 9 p.m. Suede Concert. Durhcnn
YWCA. 809 Prcxdor St. $5 to $10. Suede, the
smooth Virginia lesbicm who croons love tunes
and good humor, wowed the audience during
WinterWomen Music I in Charlotte.
Wednesday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. at Unitaricm
Church. 3313 Wade Ave., Raleigh, and Tuesday,
June 16,7:30 p.m. at Presbytericm Student Center,
110 Henderson St., Chapel Hill. "So Precious A
Place." Lesbians only: Our Place presents video
and discussion about women-only space. $2-$4.
Fiiday thzough Thuisday, June 12-18 (see The
Front Page tor times). "Parting Glcmces," a re-
freshing look at a gay male relattonship. Studio I,
Electric Company Mall, 2526 Hillsborough St.,
SatuxdoT, June 13, 8 p.m. Triangle Coalition oi
Black Gtoys & Lesbians Arts Festival. Durham
Wednesday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. An Evening With
Jim Baxter. Duke Episcopal Student Center, 505
Alexander Ave., Durham.
Thursday, June 18, 7 p.m. Stonewall Supper.
Binkley Baptist Church ott U.S. 15-501 Bypass,
Chapel Hill. Proceeds to the Lesbian 8t Gay
Health Project, earmarked lor AIDS education in
the black community. Everyone welcome. Spon
sors: Stonewall Committee and Triangle Lesbian
& Gay Alliance. Tickets $5 to S50 based on
Sunday, June 21, noon-5 p.m. Annual Picnic.
Pullen Pork, Raleigh. Potluck with drinks pro
vided by TLGA. No alcoholic beverages. In
cludes volleyball, softball, gomes, English coun
try dancing. Childcare available.
Saturday, June 27,11 a.m. March & Celebration.
Park in the Power Company lot and gather at
five points in downtown Durham (Intersection of
Main and Chapel Hill streets) at 11 a.m. Bring
Instruments, banners, good cheer and waterl
Celebration will be on Duke University's East
Campus at Main and Broad Streets. Shuttles will
return marchers to Five Points. Some food and
beverages will bd sold. Childcare available.
Sundays, June 7,14, 21, 28, 7 p.m. MCC New Life
presents sermons on gay and lesbian pride.
Unitarian Church, Hardwicke at Sharon Amity,
Wednesday, June 10. Wild & Crazy Game Show.
Scorpio benefit for. QCQ's Pride Month activities.
Don't even think about what to expecti
Saturday, June 13, 8 p.m. Charlotte Lambda
Chorale Spring Concert. Unitarian Church. Final
Chorale concert of the season.
Thursdays, June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 7:30 p.m.
"Homosexuality & The Bible." Unitarian Church.
Classes open to anyone, presented by MCC New
Friday, June 19. Scorpio benefit for QCQ's Pride
Month activities featuring Key West entertainer
Dlonisio and Mr. Carolina Drummer '87, Michael
Shareck, who will perform his winning contest
Monday, June 22, 7 p.m QCQ Pride Month
Banquet & Carolinian oi the Year Award. Jim
Baxter, editor of 'The Front Page, guest speaker
on topic "What It Means To Be Gay In The
Carolinas," Baxter was the 1986 Carolinian ol the
Year Award winner. Fortuna Restaurant, Monroe
Road. 'Tickets $10 in advance and at the door.
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, June 24, 25,
27, 7:30 p.m. "Torch Song Trilogy.'' Afro-
American Cultural Center, 7th Street near Mc
Dowell. 'The New Life Players present the Char
lotte debut of Harvey Fierstein's rollicking, joyous
stage success. $8.
Sunday, June 28, 12:30 p.m QCQ Pride Month
Picnic. Bryant Park, Morehead Street near Free
dom. Volleyball, softball, horseshoes, free barbe
Sunday, June 28. Mr. North Carolina Contest
Charades. QCQ and Charades will send the
winner of this "all-American man" contest to the
Mr. Hotlanta Contest, which is part ol the Hotlanta
River Expo in August.
Sunday, June 21, 1 p.m at Bell Comp, a Univer
sity of South Carolina facility near Columbia
Moll. 'The entire comp has been rented. The
one-day celebration includes swimming, an all
women bond from Charleston and other live
entertainment, mobile deejoy, free beer, food
concessions, softball, volleyball and other gomes.
Torch Song Trilogy I Chorale Spring Concert
"Torch Song Trilogy" took Broadway by storm in the
early '80s as Harvey Fierstein scored a major success.
Its Charlotte debut will be performed by the New life
Players at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Satur
day, June 24, 25 and 27 at the Afro-American Cultural
Center at Myers and 7th Streets.
All three of the original one-act scripts of the come
dy-drama will be performed.
‘"The International Stud," named after a bar in New
York, introduces Arnold and his lover Ed. "Fugue in a
Nursery" — performed entirely in a bed — takes
place two years later as Arnold and his new lover visit
the country home of Ed and Laurel, Ed's new female
lover. "Widows 8c Children First" introduces David —
adopted by Arnold and Arnold's mother — and occurs
in an additional five years in Arnold's New York
apartment where Ed now lives, having married and
just divorced Laurel.
Sneak previews: New Life MCC after the worship
service Sunday, June 7, and at Acceptance (Park
Road Baptist Church, 8 p.m.) Tuesdcry, June 9.
Tickets: $8 per person. Reservations: 334-5200 (10
a.m.-4 p.m.) or 366-6035; or send check payable to
New Life MCC to P.O. Box 221404. Charlotte 28222.
The Charlotte Lambda Chorale, the Carolinas' only
gay male musical ensemble, presents the Spring Con
cert Saturday, June 13, at the Unitarian Church located
at the comer of Hardwicke and Sharon Amity. Cost is
$5 per person or $8 per couple.
"It'U be light fare mostly," said director Art Fles-
chner, "basically a light concert for spring, plus two of
the heavier numbers we've been working on. And
we'll invite a couple of former members to perform on
a couple of numbers.
"We'll be taking a break after this concert, then start
again in August. Between now and then, we'll be
holding auditions for next season. We're looking for
about 25 voices to do a dinner theater/Broadway type
musical in early fall, which we hope to take on the
Tickets: send self-addressed stamped envelope and
$5 per person or $8 per couple to P.O. Box 221404,
Charlotte 28222; or visit the Charlotte Area Literacy
League, 1520 South Blvd., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday; or at the door.
Auditions; call Fleschner at 366-6035.
Interested in a women's musical group? Call Fles
And In The Bars
Key West cabaret performer Dionisio, Mr. Carolina
Drummer '87 with his winning fantasy, men who want
to be part of Atlanta's Mr. Hotlanta Contest and a crazy
gomes night will highlight QCQ's bar events in June —
all to help pay for free barbecue, beverages and
other expenses for Charlotte's Pride Month picnic June
28 at Bryant Park.
■ "Wild & Crazy Game Show" is the theme of the
benefit at Scorpio on Wednesday, June 10, It's one of
those productions whose only serious aspect is raising
funds. Otherwise, hilarity reigns.
■ QCQ imports actor Dionisio from Key West and
Nashville's Michael Shareck, who won the recent
Drummer contest, for another benefit Friday, June 19.
Shareck will perform the breakfast fantasy that
stunned the Drummer audience. Dionisio is a sing
er/actor/performer who recently completed 18 weeks
as Major General Stanley in "The Pirates of Penzance,"
the longest running ploy in Key West history. He'has
performed in New York City and Miami.
■ On Sunday, June 28, Charades hosts the Mr, Char
lotte preliminary to Mr. Hotlanta, featuring all-
American men. The winner will compete against men
from all over America during the Hotlanta River Expo.