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Title Houston Voice, No. 903, February 13, 1998
Contributor
  • Michelak, J. C.
  • Murphy, Terry
Publisher Window Media
Date February 13, 1998
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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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 One Community! One Voice!* Hsxms 13, 1998 • www. * VOICE VALENTINE SPECIAL*; Lesbian couple celebrates 27 years of "oneness" by J.C. MICHELAK What makes a successful relationship? Ours anyone really know? Books are written about It, movies are made about it and millions of people attend seminars on the subject, Some people wish for il. smut' people dream ni it, and then there are others, like Jeanette and Dot, who live It. Jeanette Vaughn had no idea thai her life partner, Dot Thompson, was going lo be at the Twilight Lounge on Madison Avenue in Memphis when she strolled In lo lhe popular lesbian nightclub in 1964. Six years later, (April 17. 1970. [jeanette and Dot made a commitment. moved In to an apart- menl and began their life .is a couple. They will be celebrating (heir 28th Anniversary this year. During the '60s, gays and lesbians did nol have a fraction of the acceptance thai today. In fact, the bar lhal ■<■ * Then and Now: Jeanette Vaughn (above, left) and partner Dot Thompson ISSUE 9 O 3 Right-wing buries mayor's office with anti-gay calls Activists plead for pro-gay response by TERRY MURPHY Gay advocates are urging community members lo counter a impressive right-wing grass-roots campaign pressuring Mayor Lee Brown to abandon a pro-gay initiative he has promised to sign. In a Houston Voice exclusive the /eek he took office, Brown reiterated his campaign pledge to issue an executive order banning employment discrimination bians who work for the city. At (hat time [Houslon Voice. Jan. 16). Brown said he had directed (lie legal depart- menl to draft the order and he would hen it was completed. Meanwhile, three weeks after tlie Story made (he front page of the Houston Chronicle (Feb. 11). which included severe criii cism of the order from some city council members. In a follow-up article in Thursdays Chronicle, rig] council members Robb Todd. Orlando Sanchez and Joe Ron di demanded thai Brown seek council approval before he signs such an order, or put the matter to a public referendum. ttoyoi lee Biown's Citizen's Assistance Olfke (713)247-1111 e-trail- irayot@ci houston tx us City Council Public Session 2 p.m., Tues., Feb. 17 City Council Chombers ' Anyone who wishes to speak ol that mtfiinj mini ira ipe! in ndvanre by tolling ttie CHy SetteKiiy's cHiie I (713) 147-18*40 n-i laiei lhan one ham before 'he meei The same day the fol- 1 o w - u p art I C 1 e appeared in the Chronicle. a n t i-ga y activists launched an impres- I sive grass Mayor Lee Brown roots pressure campaign against the executive order. In the first 45 minutes of business Thursday morning (Feb. 12), tht I 135 phone calls oppo him signing su< The prospf order was also a prime topic on right-wing talk radio shows Wednesday and Thursday. Openly gay city council member Annise Parker and activists in the gay community immediately Is calls lor an equally massive pro-order response from members ol Houston's lesbian, gay. bisexual and trsu See BROWN/page 16 Maine voters repeal pro-gay state law AUGUSTA, Maine (AI1) Maine Gov. Angus King said (he decision b) to repeal a stale gay rights law before it ever took effeel was dlsap pointing, bul thai the push for pas .*. iuld go on. "1 think it's unfortunate." said King. ■ Independent who was edia spokesman tor the anti ; ampaign. "Bul we'll m ward, I think iiiis is an evolut Opponents of the law were exultant, ■■\Yc feel great, great," said Paul Voile oi the Christian Coalition ol Maine, a leading force In the repeal effort, "Well |USl have tO see where we g0 from ,■,■ whai the other side does n this battle for the long haul." joe cooper ol the Main, Won't Discriminate organization said sup porters ol the law believed thev had found discrepancies In some returns, but not enough to change the oul come. -we concede." -.ml Cooper late Tuesday night. Rebec . political director for the National Cay and Lesbian Task died the vole "a tremendous loss." especially coming on the heels ol Washington states reje< tion last iber n] an initiative to give job protection to gays. "Certainly, the right will feel emboldened by this, but again. I think ii will definitely be a wakeup call the country for tin* gay, les bian, bisexual and transgender com munity," Isaacs said. Maine became the firsl Bta repeal a gav rights law. Ten have such measures. With 620 of 663 preclnctfl or 94 percent reporting, 135,278 voters or 52 percent favored repeal, while 127.043 or 48 percent endorsed retaining lhe gav right; The measure drew 31 percent of Maine's registered voters, significantly "lore than the 25 percent slate officials had predicted for a midwinter election weeks after portions of the See MAINE/page 17 Justin Poland, left, comforts a fnend at the Maine Won't Dischminate rally after seeing the latest poll results on television, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Portland. Maine. Voters Tuesday narrowly approved a referendum proposal making the state the first to repeal its gay nghts law. (AP Photo/David McLam)
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