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Montrose Voice, No. 28, May 8, 1981 - File 005. 1981-05-08. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 1, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1535/show/1522.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 28, May 8, 1981
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date May 8, 1981
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
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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Title File 005
Transcript The Nation Page 4 / Montrose Voice / May 8,1981 Gay Eagle Scout sues to get back in Boy Scouts LOS ANGELES-An Eagle Scout who was featured in a newspaper story on young gay men filed a $520,000 discrimination suit April 30 charging the Boy Scouts of America kicked him out because of his open homosexuality, UPI reported. Timothy Curran, 19, with the assistance of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Gay Task Force, filed the suit seeking $500,000 punitive damages and $20,000 actual damages against the Mt. Diablo Council of the Boy Scouts in the San Francisco Bay Area, the news service said. "What's ridiculous," Curran was quoted in an interview, "is that the Boy Scouts are saying that because I am homosexual, I am immoral. I think that's absurd. I am not an immoral person." ACLU attorney Susan McGreivy said Curran, a journalism major at UCLA, was kicked out of the Boy Scouts after a series of articles on young gay people in the Bay Area appeared last June in the Oakland Tribune-Eastbay Today, UPI said. The articles, which were accompanied by a photograph of Curran attending the Skyline High School senior prom with a male date, quoted his belief that going to the dance as an open homosexual was a "political statement," the news service reported. McGreivy was reported to have said that the Boy Scouts took an unconstitutional position that Curran was "per se immoral" because of his homosexuality. "Timothy has an outstanding track record as a young Scout," McGreivy was quoted. "He founded a Scout troop for the deaf in Oakland and was heartbroken when the Boy Scouts kicked him out and refused to allow him to attend the National Jamboree in Virginia." Dave Park, Boy Scout general counsel, said Curran had applied for re- registration as a Scout and was refused because "he is an avowed homosexual," UPI reported. "We feel homosexuality and membership in scouting are not compatible," Park was quoted. "We feel we have the right to determine our own criteria for membership." Billie Jean King wins temporary restraining order barring publication of love letters LOS ANGELES-Tennis star Billie Jean King won a temporary restraining order May 5 barring her former lover, Marilyn Bamett, from publishing some 100 personal letters written during their affair, AP said court records showed. King's lawyer's got the order after presenting affidavits claiming Barnett had said she might sell the letters to the National Enquirer for $25,000, the news service said. AP said that in an affidavit filed in Superior Court, King said she "wrote the letters to Barnett with the intent and understanding that they were and would remain private and confidential." When the story first came to light, King was reported to have denied she had a lesbian relationship with Barnett, but later admitted it. Meanwhile, responding to the publicity given the disclosure, E.R. Squibb Co. announced, according to the New York Daily News, that it was dropping King from its advertising but other companies who use King said they would be sticking with her. But Squibb advertising Director Kenneth Anderson was reported to have claimed the cancellation was not due to the discloser of King's lesbian affair. "Frankly, it was phased out because she was too strong a figure—she was overpowering the product. The controversy had nothing to do with our decision," he was quoted as saying. King also promotes Nike athletic shoes, Yonex tennis rackets and a resin substance called Power Grip, and there were no reports of any of these companies cancelling their arrangements with King. To the contrary, the president of U.S. Sports Equipment, the national distributors of Yonex, a Japenese tennis racket, was quoted as saying, "What she did is very typical of her open and candid personality. She's of significant value to us and as an endorser of our products, and we're behind her." Avon, which sponsors two major women's tennis tournaments, including one in Houston, was reported as saying they were "reviewing the situation cautiously. We would not be involved in anything that would hurt our image." News services said that in her affidavit on the letters between King and Barnett, King said: "At various times over the past two to three years, Barnett has told me 708 W. Alabama 529-6584 Meet and eat with your friends at tha Good Food Place WEDNESDAY SPECIAL OF THE WEEK Liver and Onions with Salad—All You Can Eat $2.75 Watch the Voice for a different all-you-eat special each week Monday-Saturday 7am-10pm Stanford closed Sunday The Voice is the Choice Your community newspaper
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