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Wilcox named as interim pastor for
Cathedral of Hope in Oklahoma City
The Rev. Bob Wilcox will serve as the interim
pastor of Cathedral of Hope in Oklahoma City to
replace the Rev. Tessie Mandeville who resigned
Wilcox has participated in worship services at
Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, and he delivered a
sermon in Oklahoma City a few weeks ago. He
is a former United Methodist minister and most
recently served as interim pastor of Metropolitan
Community Church in Longview, Tex.
Wilcox is a graduate of Evangelical
Theological Seminary in Naperville, 111.
Rev. Mandeville announced her resignation
last month. Her final Sunday at the church was
During his period as interim pastor, Wilcox
will work with the Oklahoma City congregation
to develop a plan for the future. Ultimately, the
Oklahoma City congregation will determine who
their next pastor will be, according to Cathedral
leaders in Dallas.
Mandeville, in a letter to congregants, said she
decided to resign even though she had not found
other employment. She and her partner will
move to Califormia, where she is from, and
where family and friends are located. "Our
prayer is that God will open up avenues of
employment for Lisa and another ministry job
for me," she said.
Mandeville added, "You have touched my life
in profound ways, and I will always bear in my
heart the mark of Oklahoma City."
The church asked members' prayers for
Mandeville and Wilcox.
"As members of the larger body of Christ, we
rejoice that the spirit will continue to work
through them," said Kris Martin, the church's
Radical Faeries to celebrate Vernal
Equinox at Rainbow Ranch
The Texas Radical Faeries will gather at
Rainbow Ranch Campground March 19-20 to
celebrate the Vernal Equinox with ceremony,
song and dance.
"Most gay people have never heard of the
Radical Faeires, but there are a lot of Faeries out
there. They just don't know it yet," said group
member Fred Mckee.
The organization is pagan by nature, but wel-
comes those from any religion or spiritual path.
Most members feel their spirituality and sexu-
ality are intertwined, because of the balance of
male and female energies, according to Mckee.
The weekend will include an art show, drum
circles and a masturbation workshop.
The group encourages everyone to bring
camping, fishing and boating equipment and
food to share.
Reservations are required, and no one will be
turned away due to lack of funds, Mckee said.
Anyone needing assistance with cost should con-
tact the group in advance by e-mailing gayhip-
Rainbow Ranch campground, at 1662 LCR
800, Groesbeck, east of Waco, is a gay-owned
facility on the shores of Lake Limestone. For
reservations, call (888) 875-7596.
Martin named program director at
Texas Pride after Perry promoted
Dallas native Randy Martin was recently
named program director for Texas Pride Institute,
a GLBT mental health and chemical dependency
services group based in Arlington.
Martin is a licensed professional counselor. He
formerly worked as a client advocate and volun-
teer coordinator for AIDS Interfaith Network and
as a teacher at Walt Whitman Community
Martin replaces Marty Perry, who recently
was appointed executive director of the national
organization based in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Perry served as director of the Texas group for
Facing gender gap, Stonewall
Democrats seeks more women
Stonewall Democrats of Dallas wants to boost
its membership with more women members.
The GLBT political group recently formed a
committee to get the
word out to women.
They call themselves
Women for a
Reed Bogle said
that it's important for
women to join estab-
lished groups rather
than starting their
thing's so male-dominated, women [tend to] just
start their own thing," Bogle said. "They will do
women's stuff instead of infiltrate male groups."
With Stonewall, there's no need for a women's
group because the women and men should work
together for the common goal, Bogle said.
Dallas' Stonewall chapter is currently 95 per-
The committee members said that women's
rights are under attack by the Bush administra-
tion, and that it is essential he be defeated in the
Pain Gerber said the effort to recruit and retain
more women is unlike any she has previously
seen by Stonewall Democrats, because members
are actively bringing women in, mentoring them
and helping them focus their political energy on
For more information, visit www.stonewall
University hosts Women of Color
conference at Denton campus
The University of North Texas will host the
fifth annual Women of Color conference on
The conference, "Empowered Women:
Mentoring Others to Take Our Place," will be in
the Silver Eagle Suite of the University Union
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration begins at 7:30
The event, sponsored by the university's
Multicultural Center, is open to men and women
of all colors and to the public.
The conference features keynote speakers
Kathy Martinez, deputy director of the World
Institute on Disability, Melodye Micere Van
Putten, a consultant, writer and lecturer specializ-
ing on African issues and Texas Rep. Martha
Wong, the first Asian-American woman elected
to the legislature.
On-site registration is $75 for nonstudents and
$50 for students. Call 940-369-7297 or e-mail
AndreaR@dsa.admin.unt.edu for more informa-
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