JANUARY 20, 1987 / MONTROSE VOICE 3
'Demo Awareness' Committee
Won't Respond to Mayor
By Sheri Cohen Darbonne
Members of the Committee for Democratic Awareness decided at a closed-
door meeting Thursday, Jan. 15, not to
hold a press conference or otherwise
respond to Mayor Kathy Whitmire's
comments last Wednesday concerning
negotiations with the Houston host
committee for the Democratic National
Whitmire announced that she would
not allow the host committee to make
any agreement whatsoever with the
group, which had attempted to call
attention to a history of anti-gay bias by
the Houston Chamber of Commerce and
Sue Lovell, a member of the group
originally spearheaded by attorney
Tom Coleman and Gene Harrington,
said the major decision of the meeting
was to refer documentation ofthe effort
to the National Association of Gay and
Lesbian Democratic Clubs and the
National Conference of Openly Gay
Elected Officials. Both national organizations had been monitoring the committee's efforts, and passed resolutions
in support of its goals and had
expressed a desire to be kept posted of
Packets being sent to the national
organizations will include all of the
awareness group's correspondence and
newspaper articles detailing the
response from city officials and the host
The group's direct attempts to iron out
a specific agreement with the hosts
have, at least for now, been dropped,
"We're just going to sit and wait and
hope that Houston gets the convention," Lovell said.
JOHN S. CROCKER
July 18, 1955-January 11, 1987
John died at the Institute for Immunological
Disorders in Houston. He attended the University of Houston and was one of the
founders of Gay Resources Services there.
He was also active in various student and
He is survived by his mother, Vern; a sister. Marsha; and two brothers, Jay and
Services were held at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Houston on Jan. 15.
Those who knew, loved and gave him
their support will miss him.
Harrington, who from the beginning
has insisted that the committee was
supportive of bringing the convention
to Houston, said his personal negotiations to assure "meaningful" gay participation in the convention will
continue. Harrington said he also
planned to continue efforts to establish
a line of positive communication
between gays and the Houston business
One committee member expressed
frustration that the group's goals,
already watered down from a list of specific "demands" to three very general
and moderate objectives, did not get
more support from Houston's larger gay
"I'm personally very disappointed
that petty disagreements kept the gay
community from getting together on
this," Lou Vanech remarked. "We
haven't had the support, so there's
nothing else we can do, but be satisfied
with the people the mayor says represent us."
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Your Horoscope from the Voice
For Tuesday evening. Jan. 20. through Friday
morning. Jan. 23. 1987:
ARIES—Who am I? What is my purpose? What's it all about? It's a confusing
time for you unless your home life is
settled. Be grateful for all the support you
can get, and stay open to possibilities.
Remember that answers are often found
in the questions you ask.
TAURUS—You know how to give it,
and you know how to take it. Good thing,
too. There's plenty of give-and-take
going on. Give that special person what
he wants and take his very special
response. Stay close.
GEMINI—Someone younger than you
needs the help you can give. Don't take
advantage of this situation for your own
selfish needs. Don't play the martyr,
either, giving and giving until you're
given out. Be an example and a guide.
CANCER—Seeds that you've planted
and nourished have grown. The rewards
of your labor are tasty and bountiful.
Nothing forbidden about this fruit, so sit
back and relish it. Mmmmm!
LEO—You're asking questions and
demanding answers. Coupled with your
ability to understand what's going on,
this could lead to a surprising position of
power and influence. Watch where you're
headed. Things are getting very interest-
VIRGO—Chaos and confusion at
home can be cleared up this week, but it
won't happen all by itself. Kind words and
gentle touches go a long way in getting
things moving. Turn the other cheek, or
LIBRA—Something's a little devilish
about your being so cool. Everyone's huf-
fin' and puffin' in the heat, but summer
breeze make you feel fine. Workin' like
the devil all day, lovin' like the devil all
SCORPIO—You're not getting older,
my friend, just better. Lots of truth in that
for you this week. No matter what your
age, the whole question is on your mind.
Remember where you came from, and
what you've learned.
SAGITTARIUS—If it weren't for the
fact that you can charm the birds off the
trees, you could have some trouble this
week. Ah, deceptive charm, don't be
afraid to use it. The right smile in the right
place gets a super response.
CAPRICORN—Floods of emotions
and outpourings of words; you're so
finely tuned to your feelings that you
have to express them. A good time for
talking things out. Say what you need to
the right person, and watch the future
AQUARIUS—Creative sparks fly!
Whether it's a party you're planning or a
house you're building, in any project
you've got innovative ideas no one else
has ever thought of. Friends are fascinated, lovers delighted.
PISCES—Too much to do and too little
time? Routines and familiar patterns getting you down? Do something strange
and unpredictable. Be bizarre. It's
allowed, you know
• 1987 MONTROSE VOICE