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Houston Voice, No. 805, March 29, 1996 - File 008. 1996-03-29. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 16, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/841/show/819.

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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
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE / MARCH 29. 1996 7 "Gcty Today by Glen Webber Fool's Bold, and Other Fonts Of Wisdom One thing I enjoy about coming into the Houston Voice office is getting a special "preview" perspective on the news, both through the wire services and the many publications from other cities that the Voice receives through subscriptions. We get gay newspapers from all over the country, that provide a wealth of news and information about the gay communities they represent; we also subscribe to the Associated Press, so we get to see the latest news "hot off the wire." Some of them are quite interesting. No, really! For example, take a look at this sampling of the latest celebrity "headline news" from the wires (as you know, and as I've said before, the stars are strange... 1. A 300 pound Elvis Presley was found working at a peep show in Michigan. When asked why he was working there, he replied "Because I can see the shows for free." 2. Alex Baldwin was arrested when he punched out the counter man at his favorite deli. The employee had asked Alex if he wanled more cream in his coffee. Alex claimed it was self-defense. 3. Demi Moore turned down a million dollar offer to strip before a Saudi Prince. She said, "The movie studios are willing to pay me 12 million dollars, so why should I do it for one million'.'" 4. It was reported that George Burns' last words were. "You're sitting on my air hose, I can't breathe." 5. Diana Ross is upset! Il seems that lately, more and more people are having trouble idling her apart from Ru Paul. One man was heard saying "Which one is the drag queen?" 6. Patti Labelle injured herself on one of her hair pieces. They were able to save the hairpiece, after surgery. 7. Fran Drescher's voice got stuck in that high pitch she uses on her show The Nanny. There is now a problem with stray cats on the set. 8. Don Johnson's new show on CBS was canceled when Don drove a Ferrari into a wall and destroyed the car. Asked about the incident, a network executive said "Don who?" 9. When asked why Mary Tyler Moore bared her breast in her new movie, she replied, "Because I paid 10,000 dollars for them. 10. Richard Dreyfuss said he deserved lo win an Oscar for his new movie. Instead the Academy presented him with a giant chocolate bunny. ... APRIL FOOL! Bet you weren't expecting that at all. right? Okay, back to this week's topic: I love to read the gay papers. Their con tent reveals the comfortable reality that gay and lesbian communities the world over have the same concerns that our Houston community has. Each publication has its mix of political news, community events, and every once in a while, scandal. Gay-bashing is a seemingly universal problem as well, particularly gay men and lesbians being attacked outside bars. New York is having a serious crime problem with a holdup man now. You must always be on guard. Of course, the obituaries are very sad. Pictures of men and women in all age groups dying of AIDS. Taken together, the obits give a panoramic view of the range of people—some very successful, all loved by their friends and families, many who were great contributors to their communities—who succumb to this illness. I also love to read the personal ads. They range from guys looking for lovers to guys looking for sex. With the amount of ads being run, you would think no one is getting it. I think running an ad might be fun, because I'm not getting it either, hui I don't know, because I haven't done it yet. The Houston Voice is running a contest for most creative ad. maybe I should try it. I also notice, however, that many of the ads have "HIV-negative" as a requirement for get-togethers. I guess that will always be part of our community, the haves and the have-nots. Do I think it is right? Yes. Everyone has a right to specify whatever they want. I'm not offended by it. I just hate being judged by it. The columnists are also interesting. Many good points are made about many interesting topics, and as the election draws close, there will be more interesting comments to be made. Most of these papers have small staffs. We here at the Houston Voice have a very small staff. I have watched them put together this paper, and I am amazed that they do such a wonderful job. They are very dedicated and caring. I hope you all appreciate the hard work this staff of six (plus a handful of helpful contributing writers) puts in. They do a great job. I am so glad to be a small part of it. On a final note, in case you haven't heard or figured it out, I got out of the hospital last week and I'm feeling much better. I'd like to say thank you to my family members who made my recent experience more tolerable. First, I want to thank my sister for her lovely letter (printed in last week's Voice ). I was very surprised and pleased. She writes beautiful poetry, and last Christmas she gave me a tittle book she made of her poems. I guess writing does run in the family. Second, my parents were up to visit while 1 was in the hospital. They are very supportive of me, and I'm so grateful for that. They went to a meeting of Bering Support group on Wednesday and had a real nice time. The Houston Voice welcomes well-written, insightful and to-the-point commentaries for our opinion/editorial pages. We also welcome "counterpoint" articles that represent a different view on the issues approached in articles we have already run. We reserve the right to edit for length, format and clarity. The views expressed in guest commentaries and tetters to the editor published in the Houston Voice are those of the writers. We seek to provide a broad-based forum which reflects the varying points of view of our rich and diverse community. Selection for publication is at our discretion. 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