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Title Houston Voice, No. 1006, February 4, 2000
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date February 4, 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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Title File 015
Transcript 14 LOCAL NEWS FEBRUARY 4, 2000 • HOUSTON VOICE Rallying for change Michelle Hughes (right) searched through a handful of signs before selecting one to use during a Jan. 28 protest in downtown Houston. Gay men and lesbians gathered in a city park a few blocks from Exxon Mobil's Houston headquarters to protest the company's dropping of sexual orientation from its non-discrimination policy and ending domestic partner benefits for gay employees. Company officials have said Exxon Mobil does not discriminate and strongly enforces its harassment policy. Bob Taylor (below) was one of several protesters who signed a petition from Houston Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus catling on the company to changes its policies. EDITOR Join the nation's fastest growing lesbian and gay newspaper company. Houston Voice is a newspaper in the expanding WindowMedia chain, offering exciting and challenging opportunities that extend far beyond one newspaper and one city. Houston's weekly lesbian and gay newspaper seeks an aggressive, experienced, professional journalist with management background for position of editor. Applicants should be well-versed in newspaper operation, work well under deadlines and thrive in a team environment. Excellent writing, copy-editing and communication skills. Proficiency with Macintosh OS, MSWord and QuarkXPress preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. Houston Voice and WindowMedia are equal opportunity employers. Please send (no phone calls) writing samples, resume and cover letter for consideration to: EDITOR Houston Voice 500 Lovett Blvd. Suite 200 Houston, Texas 77006 by e-mail editor@houstonvoice.com or fax 713-529-9531 Station mum on other complaints > Continued from Page 1 segment of the show and several commercials, leaving little context for listeners to reference the comments. It also made no mention of a reported Jan. 24 incident in which alleged anti-gay lyrics were inserted into a remake of a Crosby, Stills and Nash song. Station officials have either refused to comment on the second incident, or said that they were unaware of it. Parker said the apology was the minimum the station could do after Dorsey's comments. "They did what I asked," Parker said. "Thev made a public apology and they agreed that similar behavior wouldn't happen in the future." Parker said she intends to file a letter of protest with the Federal Communications Commission over the incident, an action some gay men and lesbians have already taken. Station officials initially refused to comment to Parker or media outlets about the Jan. 21 comments. But as media coverage intensified last week, the station responded with a five-paragraph letter hand-delivered to Parker and the on-air apology. The delay in responding was so station officials could investigate, said Brian Purdy, vice president and general manager of KKRW and KLOL. "After reviewing the tape on the show, keeping in mind that we are dealing with live radio and an emotional topic not only for fes tival---. but for Keven ... he voiced com ments directed to Ms. Parker which were inappropriate and went too far," Purdy said. No action will be taken against Dorsey for the Jan. 21 comments, Purdy said. "We feel like him making a public apology is a reasonable response," Purdy said. "We have sensitized our staff to issues mat are important in being a public voice and let them know that was not acceptable behavior." Purdy did not outline what steps station officials took to sensitize staff members. He was also unaware of complaints about the remake of the Crosby, Stills and Nash song. "Keep in mind that when you reach over 400,000 [listeners] listeners each week, we do receive a number of calls and opinions levied on what we broadcast. Most radio stations do," Purdy said. In the station's letter to Parker, Purdy said KKRW has supported through on-air promotion "gay community focused events such as a Houston visit by the AIDS quilt to benefit persons with AIDS, and several concerts by openly gay artists in which proceeds went to gay related cases." But when pressed during an interview Monday, Purdy wouldn't list specific gay- related events the station has supported. Parker said gay men and lesbians should continue to monitor the station, citing public pressure as a key in KKRW issuing its apology. "I don't believe they would have responded without public pressure. It clearly sent a message through local radio circles that I hope other stations were paying attention to," Parker said. For more information, see story page 25 2000 Lesbian & Gay Pride Parade Grand Marshal Ballot • Check one name per category • Include proof of residency in Harris or surrounding counties {copy of Texas Driver's License/ID or utility bill) • Print and sign your name (for verification purposes only) • Mail to: Grand Marshal Vote Pride Committee of Houston P.O. Box 66071 Houston, Texas 77266-6071 or fax to: 713.529-6929 • Ballot must be received by February 24, 2000 Female Grand Marshal J Pat Gandy J Anita Renteria J Barbara Walker □ Tori Williams Male Grand Marshal J Tony Brigandi □ Kevin Davidson G Ray Hill □ Grant Martin □ Pete Martinez J Bill O'Rourke Q Richard Wiederholt Honorary Grand Marshal U Jack Adams U Sarah Gish a Ann J. Robison a Don Sinclair □ Blake and Gordon Weisser Honorary Grand Marshal - Organization L) Greater Houston Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce {J Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus U Houston Lesbian and Gay Community Center Q People with AIDS Coalition Print Name Signature — Ballot courtesy Houston Voice
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