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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 7, July 1973 - File 018. 1973-07. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 10, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/2967/show/2963.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 7, July 1973
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date July 1973
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 28912012
Collection
  • 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 m^^m^^^^^^tmm,m,mM ■ ,■ +,,m0*nm*i+ Manager Bill Wise PRESENTS oJMark^ ^Lwaiti Opening on dr about Aug. 1 Dancing - Restaurant - Patio - V.I.P. Room Soon to be Known as the Showplace of Dallas' Gay Community Gay Liberationists Plan National Mourning Day | Will Honor Victims Orleans Disaster *the victims, of m , Kig^t said his Los Angeles organization had received several 'telephoned reports from New Oceanians who said they saw the Rev. Mr. Larsen engulfed in flames. Among those coming to New . By CHRIS SEGURA Morris Kight a founder of the national Gay liberation Movement and president of the Gay Orleans°are "the Rev."Mr." Perry, Community Services Center in Kight, Morty Manford of the Los Angeles, said a "national Gay Activist Alliance of New .day of mourning for our dead yorjc and 0thers, Kight said, brothers and sisters" killed in Kight also said his Los Ange- Sunday's catastrophic French jes organization had "suspended Quarter fire would be held next aU other y^ce capacities to Sunday. devote full time to the New Or-1 event in New Orleans to fur- In a telephone conversation! leans catastrophe." He said ther organize support for the with The Times-Picayune tbe^ The Upstairs bar, 604 Iberville gay cause, Kight said, "Not at jjgtf,, Troy Perry, pastor of tbei St., where the 29 victims were all. That would be terribly of- .national Metropolitan Communi-I burned and mangled to death, fensive . . . instead we will at- ,dice." He added there was "absolutely ■ no. justification to believe'* gay persons are in the habit of carrying false ldentiff-! cation papers. Surely there will be confusion in identifying the badly i burned bodies," he said. Kight is often called the 'dean of the Gay Liberation Movement." The Rev. Mr. Perry founded the Metropolitan Community Church five years ago. Kight said he told him he was inspired by a gay man who told him in despondency, "Nobody loves us, even God." Asked if he would use the ty Church for gay persons, would declare the day of mourning "in all gay church es. J"afSay Liberation Movement fijEkesmen contacted in New Orleans, New York and Los Angeles said national and regional gag»Ieaders were flocking to _t4e«.'Gr leans for observances, ••"fcocal leadrs said a service wis" to be held Monday night at fit?--George Episcopal Church, Sffl'St. Charles Ave., for those "fe-Hied in the mishap. The ItHPI^'" was "loaned" to the lo- 'was a gay bar."' tempt to be as loving and help- Kight replied vehemently to a Jul as we can be." statement by Maj. Henry Mor-: chief of detectives of the New Orleans Police Department. ] Morris had said, "We don't even know "these papers (found on the bodies of the victims) belonged to the people we found them on. Some thieves hung out there and you know this was a !queer bar." » Replying, Kight said, "Yes. I'm terribly sorry the detective has made such a prejudicial 1 Metropolitan Community statement at a time when gay I gjlP* for the service, they -people ail over the nation are in! mourning over their gay broth- i ers and sisters. said. The pastor of the local church, Rev. William Larsen, 'perished in tiie blaze, according to-eyewitness accounts. Late Monday Orleans Parish Coroner's office employes had not re- 'And at a time when everyone needs a little more under- 'We are indeed human beings jn this society. We're trying to leased Larsen's name as one of gliminate t^' kind of preju- VY/ten in Lake Charles, EVERYONE goes to "MOTHERS PLACE". PLACE Phone 433 9103 CALL FOR DIRECTIONS Old Hwy. 171 (off Old Town Rd.) Page 17
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