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Montrose Voice, No. 445, May 5, 1989
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Montrose Voice, No. 445, May 5, 1989 - File 002. 1989-05-05. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 24, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1753/show/1725.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 445, May 5, 1989
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date May 5, 1989
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
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Transcript MontroseVoice THE NEWSPAPER OF MONTROSE D (_mmmiitit[r f ubli»l|ing Comparts D FRIDAY. May 5. 1989 D ISSUE 445 MONTROSE WEATHER: Thunderstorms through Sunday. Lows near 68, highs near 85, \ Thousands march demanding end to legal discrimination An estimated 15,000 to 30,000 gay men and lesbians marched on the state Capitol last Sunday, calling tor the repeal of the state sodomy law and protection from discrimination. It was the largest gay rights rally in state history and the largest demonstration in Austin since the 1960s peace move ment. Led by a drum corps, protesters from across the state marched about 2 miles from the Colorado River to the Capitol, chanting. 'What do you want?" "Gay rights now." Local Houston organizer Kay Hill estimated Houston's participation at about 8000 people. "The march lasted 66 min utes. Houston's contingent consisted oi 20 minutes of that march," Hill said. "We were certainly the biggest group there, followed by Dallas and San Antonio." About 30 anti- homosexual activists stood on the edge of the statehouse grounds with placards that read "Homosexuality is a sin," and "Gay is not OK." Gay activists streamed around them, some taunting, "Shame on you. Shame on you" to the smaller group, but there were no incidents. In fact, some gay men and lesbians posed for pictures in front of the smaller group. Capital police estimated the crowd at 15,000 to 20,000 people while march organizers said the crowd was about 30,000. "They say this place belongs to all the people, and today it's your day," State Rep. Lena Guerrero, D-Austin, told the crowd. "We must never surrender. We must never retreat. Victory or death," state Sen. Craig Washington, D-Houston, said to wild cheers. "If we can't live together on this planet as one people, we don't have the right to live on this planet." "When we fight for our gay rights today or Hispanic rights yesterday or black rights the day before and Indian rights the day before that, we're all fighting for the same rights. You can't be for one and against the other' he said. Organizers hoped to deliver to Gov. Bill Clements 15,000 signatures calling for passage of a slate of gay rights legislation, including the repeal of the Texas sodomy law, section 21.06 of the Texas Penal Code. Paramedics treated three people for minor injuries during the march, but none required hospitalization, said Vance" Kirkhuff. with the city Emergency Medical Services Department. Back in Houston Thursday, Hill said "I could not be more pleased. The Caucus hopes to reap the benefit of the march participation." Hill is president ofthe Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus. He said about 75 Houstonians "worked the halls of the Capitol" Monday attempting to visit every Harris County delegate. He said they received cordial treatment from most, except Brad Wright. Randy Pennington and Buster Brown, all of whom were "particularly rude."
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