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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 COVER STORY VALENTINES/ from p. 15 a legal piece of paper that Dot and 1 belong to each other, we don't need that. It wouldn't make it a bit different than what it is." This weekend many gay couples will be celebrating their love for one another in honor of St. Valentine. Those who do not have a lover will not. So. what advice would Jeanette and Dot give to those young souls searching for Mr. or Ms. .Right. "I don't think there is advice you can give to people if they are unsure. Because as soon they know that this is right for them, then they are sure. So. nothing thai anybody else is going to say is going to make a difference anyway." BROWN/, from page 1 der community. "If we're going to be complacent, we are going to get our butts kicked." said Gary Van Ooteghem. president of Log Cabin Republicans—Houston. They are able to mount these responses quickly, and we [previously] have not. If we don't respond quickly this time, we're going to get screwed. These religious right people are nuts, absolutely nuts." Clarence Bagby, president of the Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus, was equally alarmed. "1 think, of course we would like to see a strong outpouring of support for the position that the mayor has taken," he said. The right-wing extremists have already activated their system, and are calling and berating the mayor's staff." It was unknown at presstime what effect, if any. the anti-gay public opinion campaign had had. Under Houston's city charter, which provides for what is known as a strong mayor form of government. Brown does not need council approval, or any sort of public referendum, to issue such an order. (Houston voters overwhelmingly rejected a pro-gay ordinance in a 1985 referendum during a special election marked by unusually low voter turnout overall.) Historic perspective In fact, in 1979 Mayor "Silver Dollar" Jim McConn signed a similar executive order. Such executive orders expire when a mayor leaves office. Kathy Whitmire, who succeeded McConn, did not renew the order. "However," said long-time political activist Ray Hill. That seemed academic, as in order for anyone to see Mayor Whitmire, they had to get past Kay Little, and she was a former head of the Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus and was (Whitmire's) chief administrative aid*-*." Bagby. the current caucus president, said he wasn't expecting Brown to be intimidated by the pressure. I VIRAMUNE' plus two nucleosides (ZDV+ddl) significantly increased the number of treatment-naive patients achieving undetectable viral loads, compared to dual therapy <P=0.017). % OF PATIENTS ACHIEVING UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOADS ■ VIRAMUNE +ZDV+dd » ZDV+ddl VIRAMUNE -tZDV Week of Treatment Randomized, double- blind study comparing VIRAMUNE'■►ZDV-i-ddl. 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Discontinue when severe rash occurs. ■ Recommended dose: one 200 mg tablet q.d for first M days: then one 200 mg tablet b i.d The lead-in period should be used because it ftos been found to lessen the frequency ot rash. START STRONG Medical inl 1-800-542-6257 • 1-800-274-8651 1-800-520-1631 Web site: http://wwwRoxone com See Brief Summary of Prescrib*ng Information on adjacent poge RX-I84IBW (flW) The mayor has stood fast in all his communications with us," Bagby said. "Certainly there is always the possibility that anything could happen, bul he has been unyielding in his support on this issue from our very first conversations on this a year ago when he started his campaign, until the present." Call to action As of Wednesday afternoon, Parker said, "I have not heard formal opposition from any of my fellow council members." Nonetheless. the grapevine in city hall was abuzz with the plans of anti-gay groups, she said. "As we understand it, the more conservative elements in our communily probably plan to fill council chambers Tuesday in public session against this," Parker said. She was urging supporters of the measure also to show up at thai meeting |2 p.m.. Tues., Feb. 17 at City Hall) to demon strate to counteract the anti-gay effort. "I would wager a lot that city council chamber will be filled [Tuesday] with people opposing this issue," Parker said. "That just makes sense and that's what we're preparing for." She urged supporters of the executive order to call the mayor's office, write letters to the editor of the Chronicle and show up at Tuesday's meeting. "Just as we saw in the referendum 13 years ago. thc righl wing is bring ing up old tricks; using mislnforma lion-saying it affects all workers in Houston, when all it is jusi for city employees," she said. "And they're saying we have to prove then* is dis crimination." Consequently, Parker has asked anyone who has suffered anti gay discrimination on a city job or in hiring for one lo contacl her office. More Import ■ jed sup porters of Brown's executive order to attend Tuesday afternoon's City Council pi ibin session. Those who want lo speak .11 the meeting, she said, musi call ihe City Secretary's office .il least i.ne hour ahead ai liim*. "Thev should eall as soon as possible, though." Parker said. "It's sort of a (Irst-come flrsl served situation and it's possible thai it would be cut off if people wait to call." Awkward events Meanwhile, the media frenzy over lhe executive order caused Parker some awkwardness in her relaiionship with Brown. The Iwo frequeiilly appeared together during the recent campaign that put both of them In office. Wilh broadcast media swarming on the story after it appeared on the front of the Chronicle, mainstream reporters were confusing the employment non-discrimination executive order with a heretofore non-issue of the city possibly granling benefits to same sex domestic partners of city employees. During Wednesday's news cycle, Parker responded to reporters questions about the second issue in a way that alarmed Ihe mayor's office. "The follow-up queslion was aboul domestic partner benefils." Parker said, "1 slated lhal I thought the mayor said ihat he supported domesiic partner benefits, at leasl in principle. <*\nd lhal now Ihe thing lo rio was lo try and form consensus on how lo deal with Dial issue. "Apparently the mayor became ungltied," she said. "So I'm sorl of in the dog house." By Thursday, Mayor Brown's* office issued reporters a carefully worded written statement "clarifying" his position on non-discrimination policy
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