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Houston Voice, May 27, 2005 - File 012. 2005-05-27. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 16, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1945/show/1931.

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Title Houston Voice, May 27, 2005
Contributor
  • Fisher, Binnie
  • Crain, Chris
Publisher Window Media
Date May 27, 2005
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE www.houstonvoice.com MAY 27, 2005 11 What do you-*^ think is the significance of a gay and lesbian athletic event such as the Lone Star Classic? The Lone Star Classic is a premier event to show off the wonderful city of Houston and our diverse cultural community. Teams from around the U.S. converge on our city to compete and share experiences with our southern hospitality flair. This is our 16th year to host this event, which is obviously a success. GERALD ENNIS, 40 Spring Medical Accounting It's a great opportunity to meet players and friends from other cities and to promote the Montrose Softball League and the city of Houston. It's a great way to promote our community and have fun at the same time. GARY GANO, 30-plus Houston Senior human resources specialist It's a great opportunity for gays and lesbians to meet people from other cities in a healthy environment and have a lot of fun while competing in a friendly way. Anytime such groups can get together for these events is a chance to feel a part of something special, and that is always great for promoting a positive self-image. BILLSANS0M,47 Houston Customer service representative The significance will be an opportunity to get together in a healthy environment and meet new friends. TISH ORTEGON, 37 Houston Special project coordinator It provides an alternative way to meet people other than the club scene CICIRESENDEZ34 Houston Education Sound off about what's happening in your world at www.houstonvoice.com/soundoff. Interviews and photos by Dalton DeHart letter to the editor Rumors that still persist about Lobo Bookshop need to be dispelled To the Editor: 1 would have preferred to remain silent in the seclusion in which I now live. However, despite my withdrawal from the gay community, many stories have come to my attention as to the status of myself in particular. Contrary to such rumors, Lobo Bookshop & Cafe was not closed as the result of any civil or criminal action against the business or myself. I was not arrested. I was not thrown into jail. I did not die. I did not leave the state with a suitcase full of ill-gotten gains. While the situation with Lobo was no doubt due to mistakes on my part over the last ten years since my partner in business as in life, Bill White, died, the immediate cause of the action I was forced to take on 10 February 2004 was the direct result of one action. At the repeated urging of the company's then attorney, Lobo filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 in October of 2003. The immediate effect of that was twofold: All our creditors were notified by the U. S. Trustee's Office of this action, and a payout agreement agreed to in April 2003 with the Internal Revenue Service was voided. However, within a few weeks, we were informed that the company's attorney was not licensed to practice law at the time of the filing and since legal representation is required for business Chapter 11 cases, our bankruptcy was thrown out and we immediately lost the umbrella of protection from creditors. Several of our principle creditors, thanks to a tip from one gay creditor, were banding together to force the company into involuntary bankruptcy. It was our belief and that of our newly acquired legal counsel, an old and valued friend from our activist days, that it was better for the company to pursue voluntary bankruptcy. And that is what we did. Granted, there were contributing factors, mainly the theft of company records by a former employee who also happened to be involved in some manner with the aforementioned original attorney. It also came to my attention that this same employee had falsified company records, apparently at the behest of other parties, to inflate the company's debt at the time of the Chapter 11 filing. This had the effect of depreciating the value of the company by nearly 50 per cent. I would hope that those who actually have known me were aware that everything went back into the company. For those who assumed that I escaped with a barrel of loot, perhaps the foreclosure of my beloved home on Avondale back in September and the loss of my automobile in December might attest to the falsity of that rumor. As I approach the beginning of my eighth decade next year (that means I turn 70 then), I have much to regret but most of all is the loss of so many valued customers, many of whom were more than simply cus tomers. That was the driving force of the more than 30 years I spent fostering the life of Lobo. Like MacArthur's old soldiers, I too shall now fade away. Larry Lingle Houston
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