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Title Houston Voice, No. 754, April 7, 1995
Contributor
  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
Publisher Window Media
Date April 7, 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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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE / APRIL 7, 1995 9 OPINION Gay Today by Glen Webber M The Fight Of Our Lives RT. Barnum was right when he said there is a sucker born every minute. One only needs to look at last November's elections to realize that those who voted believed everything they were lold. The circus now isn't P.T. Bar- num's "Greatest Show On Earth," bui the Republican Parly Circus. In city after city, state after slate, the loud noise of landslide victories has given power lo the party whose most vocal supporters are the religious right. These self-righteous people's views on how life in America should be are dangerous to our freedom as the gay community. Their "Family Values" theme is the bullet that will shoot our community right in the heart. Keep in mind our lack of interest in the election lasl fall has cost us friends locally and nationally. Our remaining gay-friendly elected officials must he wondering. ..where is the support they need to stay in office and work for our protection? The religious right has not only gained a foothold in the door of the Republican Party hut of America as well. In cities and lowns across America, they are working to destroy the gains made by us in order to strengthen their power base. And how are they doing that? By scaring the hell out of middle Amer- b-Ui Ot power they are attaining tly is election on school boards Us lo ittract port, they want to change what is being laughl to kids. Instead of leaching free will, Self-esteem and lifestyle Choices with responsibilities, [hey want to program kids to be closed- minded robots who follow a strict religious ideology. Included in lhat ideology is a heavy anti-gay message. Pity the poor kids who will need help and won'l gel it...who will kill themselves because they don't fit in. Hate is the new four—letter word that won't go away anytime soon. And with so many elected candidates who owe their support to the religious righi, ihe anti-gay message is increasing. Cities that have passed anti-discrimination or protection clauses in their city charters are now being asked to remove those clauses. Without these protections, many gays will find themselves out of jobs and homes with nowhere to turn. If you think this can't happen, watt for a couple more elections and see the Republicans and their right-wing power base grow stronger. The right wing hate mongers have gained control in Congress and now are on the attack. Because the Public Broadcasting Service dared show the three pari mini-series "Tales of the City" and it was a rating hit, funding for PBS is now in jeopardy. Because the National Endowmeni for Ihe Arts sup- porls gay artist and olher artists who approach issues with an open mind, its continued existence is in doubt. Because AIDS is now being touted again as a gay disease, AIDS funding is now in question. What can we do to reverse this trend? First, we have to admit that our liberty is in question. We have to accept lhat regardless of our economic level or family beliefs, we are gay and pari of the gay community. Period If those gay Republicans think Ihey are going to make a difference in that party, they are wrong. They are being used now. bul when the right wing gains total control they will be thrown oui of ihe party. The battle hand needs you and every gay person to work for die preservation of the gay community: to fighi for our rights to live openly and freely, to register and vote and make sure our voices are heard. Those who seek to destroy us are gaining ground. It is now or never. just ys CHICKENS Spring for a getaway. $ 119 is all it takes to enjoy the luxury of a courtyard room at La Mansion del Rio. 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