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Houston Voice, July 7, 2006 - File 004. 2006-07-07. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 16, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/2641/show/2623.

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Title Houston Voice, July 7, 2006
Contributor
  • Crain, Chris
  • Ervin, Eric
Publisher Window Media
Date July 7, 2006
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE www.houstonvoice.com JULY 7, 2006 3 Pictured is Houston Municipal Court Judge Barbara Hartle John Lawrence; Kevin L Cathcart Dennis Coleman, who is regional director for Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, the gay legal advocacy group; and local gay attorney Jerry Simoneaux. Texas sodomy case decision remembered in Houston A commemoration ceremonj marking the third anniversary of the Lawrence vs. Texas sodomy case decision was held June 26 at the Bering & James Gallery followed by a reception at the Houston GLBT Community Center. In 1998, Harris County Sheriff's deputies, responding to a false report of an armed Intruder, entered John Lawrence's Houston apartment and found him and Tyron (lamer having sex. Both were arrested and jailed overnight. They pleaded no contest to the Class C misdemeanor and paid a $200 fine. The case was appealed to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which refused to consider the matter. US. Supreme Court justices agreed in the fall of 2002 to hear the case, and oral arguments were given before the court in March. An historic 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down Texas' so-called "homosexual conduct" law sent cheers throughout the state and country among gay citizens. The law bad banned intimate relations, including oral and anal sex, between consenting adults of the same sex. It did not apply to heterosexual couples. Get ready for an 'Amazing' Houston Chamber event The Houston GLBT Chamber of Commerce will sponsor "Amazing Race Houston" on Friday July 7 from 6*00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This event is always a favorite for members and guests, said chamber officials. Based on the hit CBS Network television show "The Amazing Race." teams are formed and compete along a progressive dinner route as they solve clues, tasks and arrive to each destination for points toward becoming the final winning team of the night. The chamber has established host destinations for each stop along the route, including a wine and cheese station, salad stop, entree stop and the final destination for dessert. Chamber officials believe the event is a good opportunity for gay business own ers to promote their company and network with others. For more information, call 713-523-7576 or visit www.thecham- berhouston.org. MCC releases fall, summer continuing education training schedule The Montrose Counseling Center, which serves a large number of : bian, bisexual and transgender Houstonians, has released the fall and summer training schedule for its Continuing Education Department. The first training session starts Aug. 1H, and will include decisions on Sexually Transmitted Infections such as Hepatitis and Tuberculosis. Another session on this top will take place Nov. 17. Other sessions include Cultural Diversity and Sensitivity on Sept. IS and HIV/AIDS on Oct. 20. The training sessions are open to the public. It last between three and four hours, and require a Sit) per hour fee if paid In advance. An additional $10 will be charged the (lay of the sessions if not prepaid. All of the sessions will be held at the center, which is located at 701 Richmond Ave, For more information, call the center at 713-529-0037 or visit w ww.monstrosec- ounselingcenter.org. PFLAG/HATCH scholarships to be awared July 9 Winners of the PFLAG/HATCH Youth Scholarship Foundation scholarships will be announced July 9 at the monthly meeting of the local Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays group. PFI.AG officials said the scholarships honor the outstanding achelvement of graduating gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender high school students. Last year, $103,000 worth of scholarships were handed out to students about to start college. The meeting will be held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, which is located at 5501 S. Main St., at 2 p.m. For more information on PFLAG or on how to apply for next year's scholarships, call 713-467- 3524 or e-mail helpline'" pflaghouston.org. From staff and wire reports Fort Bend County gay murder case remains open Police officials now have full name of suspect, but have made no new arrest By ERIC ERVIN Sheriff's officials in Fort Bend County now know the name of a second suspect wanted in the murder of a gay man. hut have not yet tracked him down. Officials have recently identified the second suspect as 19 year old Alonzo Guerra. Originally they only had what was believed to be a possible first name of "Alonso" to go on. Guerra is wanted in connection with the murder of Arnulfo Quintero Aguilar. 43, of Sugar Land. Police are also looking for Luis Carlos Rodriguez. 27. "Then' has not been any more arrests." said Terriann Carlson, a Sheriff's Office spokesperson. Fort Bend County Sheriff's officials are still not saying if Aguilar was murdered in his home last month because he was gay. Officials said it appeared Aguilar suffered a tragic death of blunt forced trauma to the head. Police already have one suspect in custody On June 17, they arrested Alberto Ramos. 17. for allegedly taking part in the murder. Officials said Aguilar met Ramos and the two other men at a Houston area gay bar and invited them to his Sugar Land home. Officials said Ramos gave a voluntary statement admitting he and two additional suspects went to a bar in the Houston area and targeted Aguilar with intention of robbing him of his money and property. Agular's body was found May 28 by friends who went to his home in 10200 block of Kent Towne Lane in the Townewest subdivision of Sugar Land. After not hearing from him after leaving several phone calls, they contacted police. Police officials said Agular had been tied up and beaten with an object such as a baseball bat. Sheriff's officials said Aguilar had A MORE INFO Fort Bend County Sheriffs Department 1410 Ransom Road Richmond, Texas 77469 281-341-4700 www.co.fort-bend.tx.us Forth Bend County Crimestoppers P.O. Box 1607 RosenbenjTexas 77471 281-342-8477 www.fortbend-tx-crimestoppers.org Arnulfo Quintero Aguilar, 43, was found murdered May 28 in his nearby Sugar Und home. Police have made one arrest in the gay men's death, and are still looking for two more suspects. been expected at a gathering the previous evening, but never arrived. Friends called him several times, got no reply, and then went to his residence. The victim's home had been ransacked and a number of items were missing, including his red 1997 Jeep Cherokee. Police stopped the Jeep last weekend during a spot check. While being questioned, police say Ramos admitted to being involved in the man's death. He's been charged with murder and is being held without bond. Death penalty possible Prosecutors have said they might seek the death penalty because robbery was involved, and might file hate crime charges. They are encouraging local gay residents to help with finding the remaining two suspects. They believe other patrons of the bar might have seen them. "Certainly if they know something they should call us," Carlson. Carlson said the victim's family has been posting signs at Houston area gay clubs and neighborhoods. No family members could be reached by press time. An up to $5,000 reward is being offered by Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers to anyone with information leading to the two suspects' arrest. All callers can remain anonymous. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office at 281-341-4700.
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