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Title The Star, No. 4, December 23, 1983
Contributor
  • Martinez, Ed
Date December 23, 1983
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 783846406
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript Gay Activist Attorney Schwab Dies of AIDS Infections By Robert Hyde Texas gay activist attorney Robert Schwab, 36, of Houston, died of AIDS- related infections Dec. 15. It had been announced about a year ago that Schwab, the chief strategist in the Baker us. Wade lawsuit that struck down the state's sodomy statute, had been diagnosed with AIDS. Born in Chicago, Schwab obtained a Ph.D. and went on to become a noted civil rights attorney. Don Baker, plaintiff in the case and close friend of Schwab, said, "I personally join hundreds of thousands of gay men and women in Texas to mourn the loss of one of our state's foremost gay rights leaders. "Robert and I were comrades-in-arms over the years, something that solidified a deep sense of respect and camaraderie when we were caught in the trenches together." Baker said that Schwab became a close friend of his in 1976. "We worked together for so long," he said near tears, "His loss extends to the entirety ofthe Robert Schwab in 1982 state, because he's worked with so many of us," he continued. "I'm saddened by the fact that we've lost one ofthe pillars of our movement, as well as a deep personal friend." Schwab, founder of the Texas Human Rights Foundation and co-founder of Houston's Gay Political Caucus, was also known nationally as a co-founder of the National Education Foundation for Individual Rights, the Gay Rights National Lobby and the American Bar Association Committee of Gay Rights. Current HGPC president Larry Bagne- ris said, "The gay rights movement... has definitely lost a true friend.... Before his death, he was able to make a large contribution to the gay community with his fight against 21.06 (the section of the Texas Penal Code that made 'homosexual conduct' a misdeameanor crime)." Former HGPC President Lee Harrington stated: "Almost all social change and progress begins with the court system. Robert chose this avenue in his endeavor to remove the so-called sodomy statute from the Texas Penal Code Oppressive and unjust, it affected heterosexual as well as homosexual citizens. "His efforts were tireless and successful; the gays, in particular, will miss him very much." His body flown to Miami, Fla., for burial. Schwab is survived by his mother, Mrs. Esther Schwab of Ft. Lauderdale, and by his sister, Mrs. Charlene Touby of Miami. A memorial service has been scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 8, at Rothko Chapel at 3900 Yupon in Houston. Money for Wildlife Our Place, Snuffy's and the Rocking R Club raised more than $2000 and 200 pounds pf animal feed in the past few weeks through tips and donations for the Wildlife Emergency Center in San Antonio. The center, run by Carol Asvestas since Oct. '82, cares for livestock, as well as zebras, owls and other birds. The slogan ofthe Center is "Help Us to Help Them." Anyone wanting to donate should call 512-690-9238. Austin's Own Madalyn Murray O'Hair Hated by Many, Loved by a Few, Speaks Out on Gays Ed Martinez, p.6 THE STAR AUSTIN * SAN ANTONIO Dec. 23, 1983 □ Issue .4 D Published Every Other Friday mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Take a Peek at My Christmas Wish List By Joe Baker Remember when you were a kid and would write your Christmas wish list to Santa? What am I talking about—we all still have a wish list! My wish list this year is a mixed bag. There's things on it for myself, for friends, the gay community, people I don't know, people I would like to know. Some things are serious, some are light. Take a peek: I wish a gay—or even a straight— medical researcher would discover both the cause and the cure for AIDS. I wish the Michigan Lottery Bureau would send me that registered letter I've been waiting for all year. I wish Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (of Torch Song Trilogy and La Cage aux Folles fame) would ask me to collaborate with him on his next big project. I wish John Thomas of the Human Rights Campaign Fund would sponsor a weenie roast besides $150 per nlate dinners. I wish the federal appeals court in New Orleans would uphold the unconstitutionality of Texas anti-gay law 21.06. I wish a certain restaurant critic would start inviting me out to dinner again. I wish I had my car paid for. I wish I would be invited to at least one New Year's Eve party this year. I wish Joan Rivers would stop picking on me. I wish somebody would send me fresh flowers—just once. I wish that a certain bartender would ask me out. I wish that I had enough courage to ask him out. I wish he would give me an indication if he would like me to ask him out. I wish sombody would give me a pair of leather chaps. Preferably with a hot man in them, I wish the bars had 25C drinks every night. I wish a certain blond would realize what a great couple we make. I wish breaking up didn't hurt so much. I wish rejection didn't Hurt so much. I wish Congress would pass a gay rights law. I wish Richard Longstaff would win approval from the U.S. Supreme Court to become an American citizen. I wish my mother would quit asking me if I am dating any nice girls yet? I wish I would tell my mother that I am dating some nice men, though. I wish the Rev. Jerry Falwell would be arrested for "flashing" little girls and old ladies at at a shopping center. I wish somebody would ask to be my groupie. I wish I was a teenager again—just for one week. I wish I had the buns of death. I wish my novel was written. I wish somebody would give me a male model/escort for Christmas. I wish I really enjoyed working out. I wish everybody who is gay could come out of their closets. I wish the Dallas Gay Alliance would sponsor a reception for Ronald Reagan during the Republican National Convention in Dallas this summer—and he would attend. I wish a very good friend wasn't hurting so much, and that I could help him. I wish he realized how much he has going for him—and that he can make it on his own and have a great new life. I wish New York was only an hour's drive from Texas. I wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and terrific New Year. ______ Gay Leaders Meet with Presidential Aspirant Glenn P. 2 Navy Unloading its Geys P. 4 N.Y. Governor Bans Gan Discrimination p. a Who Put the 'Dirty' in Dirty Sally's Ed Martinez, p. 3 Airing SMU's Dirty Laundry on National TV Joe Baker, p.5
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