Daily Archives: 04/21/2009

Jump from April 26 – Bodies in Urban Spaces

(Community Matters) Bodies in Urban Spaces, presented by FuseBox Festival.

Willi Dorner followed by Alex Rudy

Austrian Willi Dorner, a contemporary dance choreographer from Vienna, set out to explore relationships between body, space and architecture. Steven and I joined yesterday’s tour; I believe there are more scheduled for today and during the week.

The dancers making their first appearance as we assembled across the street at Republic Park.

I needed more light on the dancers. Look between the column and the building

Ellie Rudy behind Steven

as we gathered in Republic Park

Same Sex Couple Adoptions

(Community Matters) received this important message from a dear friend who has, with his California-wed husband, just adopted a daughter.

HB 2080 was introduced by Rep. Rafael Anchia from Dallas. It would specifically REMOVE the requirement that amended birth certificates, i.e. those issued for adopted children, may only contain one male listed as the father and one female listed as the mother.

The bill has been referred to the PUBLIC HEALTH committee of the Texas House of Representatives. In order to get any movement on the bill whatsoever, it must be scheduled for a public hearing. Only the Chair can schedule bills for hearing, and she is more likely to do so if her office hears from a lot of parents whose children are affected by this proposed legislation. . . . that means YOU.

The most important person to call is the committee chair, Lois Kolkhorst. Elliott Naishtat and Garnet Coleman are great friends of the GLBT community and should also receive a call. If you have time, call everyone on the committee. All you need to say is that you are calling about HB 2080, that you support the bill and would like to see a public hearing scheduled. They will note your call. If enough folks call, we might get a hearing. Even if we don’t get much movement on the bill this year, they will know the matter is popular and we can keep pushing every legislative session unitil we will. Then we can all ask BVS to modify our childrens’ birth certificates to include both parents.

Chair: Rep. Lois Kolkhorst (512) 463-0600

Vice Chair: Rep. Elliott Naishtat (512) 463-0668

Rep. Garnet Coleman (512) 463-0524

Rep John Davis (512) 463-0734

Rep. Veronica Gonzales (512) 463-0578

Rep. Chuck Hopson (512) 463-0592

Rep. Susan King (512) 463-0718

Rep. Jodie Launbenberg (512) 463-0186

Rep. Jim McReynolds (512) 463-0490

Rep. Vicki Truitt (512) 463-0490

Rep. John Zerwas (512) 463-0657

Punchdrunk: It Felt Like a Kiss

(Community Matters)

Imagine walking into a disused building. You find yourself inside a film. It is a ghost story where unexpected forces, veiled by the American Dream, come out from the dark to haunt you…

Cited by Felix as his most terrifying work yet and with music by Damon Albarn this is going to be one hell of a ride.

their new show opens June 30. info here