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^ 1988 NORTH CAROLINA LESBIAN AND GAY PRIDE
MARCH AND CELEBRATION
DIVERSE & UNITED FOR EQUALITY ...
LESBIAN & GAY RIGHTS NOW
JUNE 25, 1988
PRroE IN PRINT
Switchboard, Charlotte 704/525-6128
AIDS Hotline, Charlotte 704/333-AIDS
PFLAG Hotline, Charlotte 704/364-1474
AIDS Hotline, Columbia 803/868-7257
Call Line, Wilmington 919/675-9222
TO ADVERTISE: 339-0679
Gay Pride picnic
bingo at Stevens
MCC - Charlotte
Pot Luck Supper
The March on Raleigh
Pride Week Banquet
Carolinian of the Year
Red, White and Blue Party
Old Fashioned ‘Pig Pick’
Miss Charlotte Pageant
Page 2 June calendar and Orga
Page 3 July calendar
Page 3 Queens Cuisine
Page 5 AIDS VIGIL
Page 6 Gay History in Charlotte
Page 6 Raleigh March Details
Page 7 To Your Health
Page 8 QCQ Closes
Page 9 The Soft Spot
Page 11 Miss Lillian Horo
By Greg Winston
After weeks of debate and the expected
hoards of amendments offered by N.C. sen
ior senator Jesse Helms, (R-N.C.), the AIDS
bill, S. 1220, passed and is now law. As
Senator Lowell Weicker, R-Conn., put it, it is
an embarrassment that it has taken this long
for the U.S. to understand the urgency of the
AIDS epidemic and to act But AIDS has
finally gotten the recognition that is needed
to expedite finding a cure for the disease.
By 1991, AIDS will be one of the top ten
causes of death. The U.S. government, after
five years of small-to-no allocations for find
ing a cure for the disease, has finally passed
a comprehensive bill allocating approxi
mately $600 million for research and ^uca-
tion. The bill also declares the AIDS crisis to
be a national emergency.
the funds are spre^ out across state,
national and international agencies.
Funds will be allocated to states based on
tlieir populations and incidences of AIDS
cases. The funds are to be spent on education
programs, targeted at high risk groups as well
as the general public.
There has been $150 million allotted to
the states for 1988.
The biU allocates an additional $ 100 mil
lion to the states for home health care of
patients and to establish a monitoring board
to evaluate and review the services for AIDS
On the national level, research is the fo
cus. The bill authorizes the Center for Dis
ease Control (CDC), the National Insitututes
of Health (^H), and the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) to hire an additional
690 employees to work exclusively on AIDS
There is also established a National Re
search Program on AIDS, that will aid in
finding a cure and vaccine by coordinating
efforts of state, local, and private entities. An
AIDS Research Data Bank will be estab
lished at the National Library of Medicine.
This Data Bank will be international, in
that all countries will contribute to the infor
mation provided and all can use the informa
tion that has been obtained.
Jonathan Mann, Director of the World
Health Organization (WHO) Special Pro
gramme on AIDS, summed up the reasoning
behind coordinating efforts on an interna
tional scale best when he stated during the
hearings on the bill that, “Global mobiliza
tion is required because we cannot stop AIDS
anywhere until we stop AIDS everywhere.”
The United States Congress is having to
find “back door” and “under the table” meth
ods of getting the money into the hands of the
International organizations because the cur
rent administration decided not to give its
assessed funding to this United Nations
agency, WHO, because of political disputes
with the United Nations.
Over 200 attend Charlotte AIDS Vigil. See story n page 5.
Department of Human Resources
Sits on AIDS Money
by Craig Nelms
North Carolina Secretary of Human
Resources David Flaherty is under
attack by gay activists and AIDS activ
ists for his handling of a federal grant
allocating monies for AIDS programs
in our state.
The Lesbian and Gay Democrats of
North Carolina are drawing attention
to Flaherty’s failure to use $170,000 in
federal funds allocated for the fight
against AIDS in NC. According to the
group, based in Chapel Hill, the funds
have gone unspent for more than a
year. The grant is designated for edu
cational efforts geared toward blacks,
gays, IV drug users, and other special
populations. An additional $180,000
in Centers for Disease Control funds
has just been allocated to N.C., total
ling to $350,000 available for AIDS
efforts in the state.
First Tuesday, the Charlotte-area
political action arm of the Gay and
Lesbian community, decided at its
June meeting to participate in a let
ter-writing campaign organized by the
Lesbian and Gay Democrats. Letters
will be sent to representatives in the
N.C. State Legislature urging that
Flaherty be forced into action. First
Tuesday will be contacting local orga
nizations, asking for participation in
the letter writing campaign.
All persons concerned are requested
to write their legislators do N.C. Gen
eral Assembly, Raleigh, N.C. 2761 1.
For suggestions concerning your let
ter’s content, call First Tuesday at
The March on Raleigh
Now*s Your Chance.
By Dean Gaskey
If you enjoyed the March on Washington
or if you missed it and feel a little guilty, your
chance to show your support for lesbian and
gay rights in North Carolina will be on Sat
urday, June 25.
Pre-March activities start on Saturday
evening with the presentation of “The Nor
mal Heart” produced by the Man Bites Dog
Theatre, and the Third Annual Lesbian and
Gay Health Project Pride Dance.
The march begins in earnest on Saturday
morning with the gathering of marchers at
Hillsboro Street and Pullen Park near the
N.C. State bell tower at 11:00 a.m.
The march step-off is at noon, marching
down Hillsboro Street to the state capitol
ground where a rally with several speakers is
scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
Spiers include Nan Hunter of the
American Civil Liberties Union, Michael
Mauk, of National Gay and Lesbian Task
Force, and J ill Duvall of the Lesbian and Gay
Refreshments and entertainment will also
be available, as will child care.
At 8:00 p.m. there will be an “After the
Celebration Celebration” at Glenwood Park.
Cover charges and all ABC laws apply.
An inter-denominadonal church service
is planned for Sunday, and on Monday
morning at 10:00 a.m. you get a chance to say
no way to North Carolina’s own “Senator
A civil disobcdicnce/direct action is
planned for the office of Senator Jesse Helms.
Those planning to take part in the Helms’
office action are required to attend a training
session prior to the event.
Those wishing further information on the
march and other information should call Jim
The march brochure has been re-printed
in its entirety on page 8 of Q-Noles.