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Houston Voice, No. 805, March 29, 1996
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Houston Voice, No. 805, March 29, 1996 - File 002. 1996-03-29. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 25, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/841/show/813.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 805, March 29, 1996
Contributor
  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
Publisher Window Media
Date March 29, 1996
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 March 29,1996 ISSUE 805 A \^ekly Community News Publication HGLPC endorses Bryant for Senate in runoff The Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus voted last week to endorse three candidates lor the April 9 run-off election. Ai the mp of the ballot. U.S. Representative John Bryant was endorsed in his bid loi U.S. Senate. Municipal Judge Elinor Wallers was endorsed for the 215th Civil District Court and Court of Criminal Appeals clerk Gary Taylor received ihe nod for Court of Criminal Appeals. Place 2. "The basis for John Bryant's endorsement is his outstanding record on gay and lesbian issues and support for our community." said HGLPC President Pat Gaudy. "He has a proven irack record as a member of Congress and is the best candidate to unseat Senator Phil Gramm who has a horrible record on civil rights issues." The "'track record" referred to includes a "100 Percent" score for Bryant's voting record from the Human Rights Campaign, the largest national gay and lesbian political organization. Bryant also agreed last week to become a co-sponsor of the Employment N o n - D i sc ri m i n atio n Act (ENDA). a bill extending federal employment protections to cover gay men and lesbians—reportedly after meeting with representatives of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). Democrat An Contreras. endorsed lor the March 12 primary for Harris County Sheriff, will retain IIGLPC's support for the run-off. "We're proud to support Art for Sheriff," said Gandy' "he has a great track record as an assistant chief for the Housion Police Department and we need his kind of sensitivity in the Sheriff's office."' All three of the candidates approved last week had screened for the March 12 primary but their opponents had been endorsed. Sixty-four percent of Caucus- endorsed candidates won their primary election outright with another nine percent making it to the run -u It The Caucus voted not to endorse Justice of the Peace candidate Beverley Clark for ihe Precinct 7 position. The group had endorsed Victoria Dawson, who did not make the run-off. The group also voted not to endorse incumbent Harris County Democratic Party Chair David Mine berg, even after an impassioned plea of support from Caucus member Debra Danburg, District 137 state representative. Caucus candidate Molly Luhrs missed the Democratic Party chair run-off by one percentage point. Mincberg's run-off opponent, Leslie Elaine Perez, did not screen with HGLPC. Caucus president Pat Gandy cited the current county chair's "intemperate and impolitic comments" regarding Perez, who is transgendered. as a factor in the group's decision not to endorse. "(Mincberg's remarks) were unacceptable io the caucus." she said. (To volunteer for run-off election activities or for more informaiion. call the HGLPC at 713- 521-1000). Brooks Egerton and Martha Flores, co-presidents of the Texas chapter of the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association. Gay journalists meet in Houston By SHERI COHEN DARBONNE Housion Voice Editor Ihe issues of 'outing' and the challenges of coming out for journalists, particularly those working in the mainstream media, dominated discussions at the annual meeting of the Texas chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association last weekend. About 50 people from around the state attended the conference, held Saturday Author: challenging times for spirituality By SHERI COHEN DARBONNE Houston Voice Editor ■'I've been told that there is a traditional Chinese curse that goes, 'May you live in IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE Oscar Winner Fg. 10 Gay Today Pg.7 Past Out pg.n This & That Pg. 16 Soap Pg.18 News Notes Pg.2I interesting times.' " -...The times we live in are changing in vast and challenging ways." This observation by author and former Roman Catholic priest Daniel Helminiak, keynote speaker at the conference of ihe Texas Chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Associa- (ii.n lasl Saturday, senl a nervous—and knowing—chuckle rippling through the audience of media professionals. In alluding to the ■'curse" of confronting a challenging era, Helminiak, author of What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality, artfully scratched the surface of an argumenl that has kepi his ground breaking book on the bestseller h*-'s oi gay and lesbian bookstores nationwide, (Continued .mi Page 5) ai the University of Houston Hilton Hotel. Participants included working journalisis in both the print and broadcast media, media managers, and journalism/ communications students; both mainstream media organizations and the "gay press" were well-represented. The tone was set early on, when an opening session that was to have included one of two keynote speakers wound up, instead, providing an enthusiastically received forum for two University of Texas graduate students working on a doctoral research project on outing. (The speaker—Achy Obejas, a widely published poet, journalist and fiction writer—was unable to schedule a flight from Chicago in time to make it the Houston event, due to an end-of-spring-break student travel crunch). But questions revolving around outing, the practice of disclosing a person's sexual orientation without consent or against the person's wishes, cropped up throughout the daylong confab. Difficulties faced by reporters in ihe mainstream and gay media covering the recent death and funeral of Houston saleswoman Barbara Jordan, for example, came up both during the opening session and. later, in a question-and- Bnswer session with ihe editors and managers of local television stations and the Houston Chronicle. Reporters offered « idel) varying opinions on the acknowledgment and identification of Jordan's lifetime partner, Nancy Earl, and on the direct approach of ihe Advocate's recent cover feature on ihe former congress member, who while she lived was highly protective of her privacy. (Continued on Page 15) Legendary Greg Louganis appeared in Houston last week to sign the paperback version of his book. Louganis still 'Breaking the Surface' By JON ANTHONY Housion Voice/Houston Greg Louganis couldn't have chosen a more appropriate litfe for his autobiography. Breukirif the Surface. To anyone who has read this spellbinding tome, it is quite apparent that the former U.S. Olympic diving team member and 1988 Gold Medal winner has broken the surface on many fronts indeed, The former It 1 New York Times best seller is now available in trade paperback (Plume; $12.95) and includes a new epilogue that details the author's experiences since iis initial release. In a recent interview with the Houston Voice. Louganis spoke candidly about the year that has passed between the editions, and detailed how ihe book has been a catharsis for htm in many ways. (Continued on Page 13) FDA approves DNA vaccine for AIDS WASHINGTON (AP)—The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first human testing of a vaccine made with pure DNA, in an attempt to find a way io protect against AIDS, Apollon Inc and the National Institutes of Health will test the experimental AIDS vaccine on 15 healthy people al ihe NIH hospital in Bethesda. Md. Poteniial AIDS vaccines have been given to healthy people before. But this one marks the first time a healthy person has r< the pure genetic material of any disease. Apollon made the vaccine from a gene responsible for forming one of the surface proteins of HIV. the virus lhat causes AIDS. There is no risk to healthy volunteers because the genetic material is not infectious, said FDA vaccine expert Karen Goldenthal. Offices: 811 Westheimer Suite 105, Houston. TX 77006 PtKOK Houston(713)529-8490 Natiomvide(8(H))729-*8490 Fax(7I3) 529-9531 Hours Monday llirougli Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m Deadline: Monday noon PROUDLY TELL 'EM YOU SAW IT IN THE HOUSTON ^)ICE!
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