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Title Houston Voice, No. 1018, April 28, 2000
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date April 28, 2000
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 HOUSTON VOICE • APRIL 28, 2000 NEWS Around the Nation For more news coverage: www.houstonvoice.com NGLTF picks newly out NOW official as new executive director WASHINGTON—The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force named Elizabeth Toledo, a vice president of the National Organization for Women, as its new executive director last week. Toledo, 38, a Latina mother who came out as a lesbian less than a year ago, will replace Kerry Lobel, who resigned April 7 alter three years at NGLTF's helm, the Washington Blade reported April 21. Jerry Clark, co-chair of NGLTF's board, said Toledo's recent decision to come out was not viewed as a negative by the board. "We really think her example will be an inspiration for a lot of people who are not already out, and should be," Clark said. .> Less than one year after NOW Vice President Elizabeth Toledo came out, she has been named executive director of the National Lesbian & Gay Task Force. Prosecutors drop hate charges over prep student's knife attack GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP)—A former prep school student has been sentenced to three years probation after admitting using a knife to cyt the word "HOMO" into the back of another student. Matthew Rogers, 20, of Franklin, Tenn., was also given a suspended 2.5- year jail term and ordered to perform 144 hours of community service at his April 19 sentencing on two misdemeanor assault charges. Rogers' roommate, Jonathan Shapiro, 18, of Keene, N.H., was also charged in the attack. Judge Bertha Josephson questioned prosecutors closely about their decision to drop hate crime charges as well as felony assault charges as part of the plea bargain. Prosecutor Renee Seese said Rogers did not consider his 17- year-old victim to be a homosexual and described the assault as hazing. Police described the cuts as shallow, but deep enough to draw blood. Authorities said the students had argued over the British rock band Queen and the characterization of its music as "gay." Rogers lost an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, because of the incident. Rulings against domestic partner benefits in Pittsburgh, Virginia PITTSBURGH (AP)—The University of Pittsburgh was within its legal rights to deny health benefits to same-sex partners of employees, a judge ruled April 20. Judge Robert Gallo said that Pitt's policy is neutral because health benefits are offered to all employees regardless of sexual orientation, and Pitt also denies benefits to unmarried partners of heterosexual employees. The city of Pittsburgh had been trying to force the university, through its Commission on Human Relations, to comply with the city's anti-discrimination ordinance. The judge also ordered the commission to halt its investigation of discrimination charges against the university. Deborah Henson, a former Pitt instructor who sued when the university denied benefits to her lesbian partner, said she would appeal. Meanwhile, in Richmond, a unanimous Virginia Supreme Court struck down Arlington County's law that conferred health insurance benefits on the unmarried domestic partners of local government employees, the Washington Post reported April 22. The court ruled 7- 0 that the Virginia General Assembly had never expressly granted such authority to local governments. The county said it would not appeal. Navy secretary says military is no 'testing ground' for gay rights ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)—Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig told an audience at the U.S. Naval Academy that the military should not be considered a testing ground for gay- rights issues. Responding to a question about gays in military service, Danzig said April 17 that American society "hasn't reached a consensus" on gay rights. "In the end, the military itself shouldn't be a driver of that, but a follower of the consensus of society," he said. "It is really much more an issue for society-at-large as it is for the military," he said. "The military isn't essentially a testing ground." Meanwhile in West Hollywood, Calif., the $1.2 million price tag for the city's proposed veterans memorial has raised eyebrows, the Los Angles Times reported April 21. Some taxpayers and city council members are concerned about costs, while others question why this small, gay-friendly city would pay tribute to the military at all. Michigan city repeals 40-year-old ban on serving gays in bars ROYALOAK, Mich—Just 10 days after city commissioners found out that this Michigan city had banned bars from serving gays more than 40 years ago, they unanimously repealed the law, the Detail/ Free Press reported April 20. Red-faced officials said the ban hadn't been enforced for as long as anyone remembered. 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