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Title Houston Voice, No. 814, May 31, 1996
Contributor
  • Bell, Deborah Moncrief
Publisher Window Media
Date May 31, 1996
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 018
Transcript HOUSTON VOICE/ MAY 31. 1996 17 Republican Rejection.... (Continued from Page 1) Republicans informing them lhat their requests for a booth and a full page advertisement had been "rejected." There is no explanation in the text of the letter giving a reason for the rejection. State GOP officials sought to distinguish the appearance of a pro-choice group from the appearance of a gay group. Lester Van Pelt III, spokesman for the Texas GOP, said that "sodomy is still a crime in Texas," while abortion is legal. "That is a ridiculous distinction," retorted Carpenter. "We're not going to commit illegal acts in the exhibit booth. We're just going to be exercising our right to speak out on ihe party's platform, which was not illegal the last time I checked the Constitution," he said. Carpenter also noted that the state's prohibition on sodomy has been held an unconstitutional invasion of the right of privacy in Texas. "I believe the party's decision will not sit well with fair-minded Republicans across this state, including some party officials and delegates and alternates to the state convention." observed Carpenter, himself a Republican precinct chairman and state convention delegate. He added thai Log Cabin would consider all appropriate responses to the party's decision, including possible legal action. "Regardless of what happens now, we intend to stay in the party and fight for equality for gays and lesbians," he concluded. "Here's our message to the party: we're Republicans, we're gay . and -- no matter what you do or say -• we're not going away. Ever." The Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus (HGLPC) has joined Log Cabin groups from around Texas in protesting the State Republican Party's decision to not allow Log cabin to set up a booth at the upcoming convention in San Antonio. They are calling on thc entire community to lodge a complaint against the Party by calling the executive direcior Barbara Jackson in Austin. "The Caucus is committed to the right of Gays and Lesbians to participate openly in all political parties here in Texas," said HGLPC president Pat Gandy. "Opposing part of a party's platform is how change is made to improve our lives. It's a critical part of ihe democratic process." In a statement, the HLGPC said they find il reprehensible that the Republican party has decided to exclude a group of active Republicans from voicing its belief in fair and equal treatment for Gays and Lesbians. "We wouldn't stand for this in the Democratic Party and we won't stand for it in the Republican Party," said Gandy The Caucus urges all Houstonians to stand up to the politics of exclusion and protest the state GOP's decision barring the Log Cabin booth. Texas GOP Executive Director Barbara Jackson can be reached at (512) 477-9821. Log Cabin is a nationwide organization of Republicans who believe the party should welcome gays and lesbians and should support the principle of non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. In Texas, the group has chapters in Austin, Dallas, Houslon and San Antonio. Rejection Letter from State GOP May 21, 1996 State Executive Committee Thomas W. Pauken, State Chairperson Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested #P 431-105-447 Mr. Dale Carpenter Log Cabin Republicans of Texas P.O. Box 50484 Austin, Texas 78763-0484 Dear Mr. Carpenter: Please note your organization's proposed advertisement for the 1996 Republican Party of Texas (RPT) State Convention program has been rejected for inclusion in the program. Enclosed please find your check #4729 in the amount of $750.00. Also enclosed please find RPT check #3320 in the amount of $400.00 as refund for your organization's booth request. This request has also been rejected. Sincerely, Barbara Jackson Executive Director Friends and Lovers THE CONFIDENTIAL n«i.i.m«i-i.i Houston's hottest men want to meet you, so CALL NOW! 713-892-5566 Acte&c0ode! POST ADS FREE! LISTEN TO ADS FREE! RESPOND TO ADS FREE! VENTURE-N 2923 Main Houston 522-0000 MODEL- VENTURE-N BARTENDER ROB Photo by Robert MiUor Longer Power Hour-Lower Prices OPEN to CLOSE: SUN-MON-TOES-WED-THORS NOON lo 7:00pm: FRI 8 SAT ALL WELL/BEER/WINE $1,75 NEVER A COVER CHARGE Cuervo Shots $2.50 FRIDAY, NAY S0 9:00pm till ?? Guest Baitenders on the "TOP" The Court SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 5:00pm till ?? Guest Dartenders on Ihe "TOP" Houston Area Hears
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