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Houston Voice, No. 749, March 3, 1995 - File 009. 1995-03-03. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 9, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/331/show/310.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 749, March 3, 1995
Contributor
  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
Publisher Window Media
Date March 3, 1995
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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Transcript 8 HOUSTON VOICE/ MARCH 3. 1995 Society for the Performing Arts Presents JOSHUA BELL, Violin PAUL COKER, Pianist Friday, March 10,1995 • 8:00 p.m. Wortham Center PROGRAM BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 6; GRIEG, Sonata in C minor; AARON JAY KERNIS, Air; PROKOFIEV, Sonata No. 2 EXXON CURTAIN TALK by Composer Aaron Jay Kernis 7:30 p.m. BBC PHILHARMONIC Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Conducting Sunday, March 26,1995 8:00 p.m. Jones Hall rHKHi nmMi. ^oaiarrms Z*B (conoco) '■■:<3&«W"*'1 ISAAC STERN, Violin YEFIM BRONFMAN, Piano Tuesday, April 4,1995 8:00 p.m. Jones Hall HAYNES AN B LL 227-ARTS * : 7 " SI by Al Kielwasser Wrong About The Right The Dennis Prager Show is yet another entry in the cramped line-up of TV talk shows. Prager presents himself as an "intellectual." thinking person's" host. His talk show seldom features any guests, hut centers on Prager preaching to a small audience. His style is akin to Rush Limhaugh, though Prager is not nearly as conservative (or lunatic). Still, he's not all that good, either. On his Feb. 21 show, carried by the FOX network. Prager took a look at the so- called "Christian Right," Claiming that the Christian Right suffered from an unfair image. Prager went on to defend certain right-wing objectives. "Everyone is allowed to participate in American politics, except the Christian Right," Prager claimed. "Gays, Mac k ■*.. Hispanics...you name the group, that's great, but not the Christian Right. Why all this fear about the Christian Right?" Worst of all. Prager went on to defend the Christian Rights anti-gay initiative efforts. Parroting right-wing propaganda. Prager claimed that the Christian Right is NOT against civil rights for lesbians and gays, but "special" rights. Since when is the right to work, rent a house or simply live without fear something "special1" Prager suggests that the Christian Right is only interested in equality for all. He believes that the Christian Right actually opposes active discrimination against lesbian and nay people. Yet. if lesbians and gays already enjoy all ihe rights of other citizens. then why are "sodomy" laws still on the hooks in over half the slates in the country? And why are caring and loving lesbian mothers still losing custody of their children.' Of course, no one from the Christian Right has ever worked to overturn sodomy laws, ensure Ihe rights of lesbian parents, or do any- thing that would correct the homophobic inequities. Prager informed his audience thai the Christian Right has been unfairly demonized. To portray the Christian Right as vicious or totalitarian is, in Prager's words, "wrong," "disgusting," and "Anti-American. Clearly, Prager—who portrays himself as a "liberal thinker"—has never done his homework on the Christian Right, and he completely ignores the destructive effects of their relentless homophobia. Perhaps he might consider a novel approach to his show...and actually think before he talks. Send feedback to Dennis Prager, "The Dennis Prager Show," P.O. Box 480209. Los Angeles. CA 90048. lei. (213) 852-4532; Chase Carey, President. FOX Broadcasting, P.O. Box 900. Beverly Hills, CA 90213. tel. 310- 277-2211. Out Of Order The Feb. 15 broadcast of "Law & Order" engaged in an uncharacteristic assault on lesbian mother**. In the episode, police detectives Brisco and Logan (portrayed h\ actors Jerry Orb- ach and Chris Noth) interview a lesbian couple, one of whom is pregnant. After leaving the couple's apartment. Logan remarks to his partner. "Brother...and I thought 1 had it bad being brought up by two alcoholics." His partner snidely replies: "I wonder which mommy's going to teach him how to smoke and drink?" This lesbian bashing continues, as Logan says: "Well, its the nineties. . .everyone's allowed to be gross and disgusting, not just you. "Well, all I know is that I had one mommy and she did enough ball-breaking for one lifetime. Of telev sion programs should portray homophobia; it's a pervasive social disease that demands the nation's attention. However, in this case, the portrayal is simply gratuitous. The police officers' hateful comments are never challenged. No other references to lesbians and gays occur anywhere else in the episode. This sort of fictional dialogue is indefensible at a time when the children of real life lesbians are being torn from their homes by homophobic courts. The NBC television network recently adopted a policy against defaming any minority group in its programming, including lesbians and gays. Given the recent "Law & Order'-' episode perhaps the network needs to reaffirm that commitment. Contact Warren Littlelield, Vice President of Entertainment, c7o NBC Viewer Services, 30 Rockefeller Plaza. New York. NY 10112, tel. (212) 664-3370 or tel. (818) 840-4444. An Indecent Act In whai promises to hi- on,* of man) cfforls to censor the new "information superhighway," ihe U.S. Senate is currently considering the "Com muntcations Decency Act of 1995" In effect, the act would ban sexual information on the Internet and other online networks. It passed, this aci would require online services to purge "indecent" mule- rial from public bulletin hoards and discussion groups (and, of course, our lawmakers routinely interpret anything lesbian-or gay-related as "indecent"). Additionally, the act would prohibit communications with sexual content through private e-mail between consenting adults, making the information superhighway the mosi censored of the communications media. The act is currently before the Senate Commerce Committee and your own Senators and Representatives. Senator Larry Pressier, Chair, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, SR-254 Russell Senate Office Building. Washington, DC 20510-6125, tel. (202) 224- 5842, fax (202) 224-1630. e-mail Larry pressler.senate.gov. Contact information for your members of Congress is available by calling (202) 224- 3121. We must confront the media's homophobia in order to cure it! To notifj GLAAD/SFBA of any defamatory or affirmative media coverage call oui 24-hour media watch hotline at (415) 861-4588, or write to "Media Watch." Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defa mation/San Francisco Bay Area. 1360 Mission Street. Suite 200. San Francisco. CA 94103; tel. (415) 861-2244. fax (415) 861-4893. e-mail glaads- fba@aol.com. Continental ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE HOUSTON VOICE
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