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Title The New Voice, No. 539, February 22 - 28, 1991
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date February 22, 1991-February 28, 1991
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 24648896
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript saQEasBflEniiiiiiiiiiiiiiii FEBRUARY22-28.I99I/TNV/THENEWVOICE 3 'L.A. Story' gives fresh look at funny side of city By STEVE WARREN TNV Film Critic Ordinarily when reviewing a comedy I quote a few of the best jokes, to give the reader an idea of the type of humor represented and, perhaps subconsciously, to get undue credit in the reader's mind for the jokes. Someone else may have written them but I'm the one who made you laugh with them. But I need some fun too, so I just sat back and enjoyed L.A. Story, instead of copying down the good lines. I remember there are two about women's breasts and two about men's testicles, butyou'll have to see for yourself what they are. Except for the southern California setting, L.A. Story could easily be a Woody Allen film. It has his kind of romantic sensibility, surreal visuals, literary references (heavy on the Shakespeare) and even a visual steal from Fellini (the opening shot of a giant hot dog carried over Los Angeles by helicopter as the statue of Christ was over Rome in La Dolce Vita each country has its objects of reverence). NewsLine:ITexas| PHOTO BY TRI STAR PICTURES Los Angeles is a magical backdrop against which Steve Martin plays a TV weatherman and Victoria Tennant stars as an English journalist. The two find love in the comedy "L.A. Story" Steve Martin, who also wrote the script, plays a "wacky" TV weather- caster who's been going with Marilu Henner for years. He realizes she and the job are wrong for him, but he doesn't want to deal with it while things appear to be going well in the ways that matter where the talk is shallow and the air is thick. One magical night a freeway traffic sign starts talking to Steve, and one magical afternoon he meets Vic toria Tennant, a British journalist, at brunch. Maybe she only seems sweet after the attitude j of gay mai- tre d' Eddie DeHarp, but he's instantly taken with her. She's semi taken herself, by ex husband Richard E. Grant, who is making a big pitch to win her back. Cut loose from his job and relationship, Martin starts dating airheaded Sarah Jessica Parker, a bouncy creature who only stands still for closeups; but she just wants to have fun (to cite one of Parker's earlier films) and his heart isn't in it, even if other parts of his anatomy are. There are moments when the story bogs down briefly, but there's usually another great gag seconds away in this buoyantly funny, rarely vicious look at the town that proves there's life on at least one other planet (it's even got its own atmosphere). Considering that all the L.A. jokes have been done, Martin comes up with an amazing number that seem fresh. If this is his way of apologizing for My Blue Heaven, I accept his apology. Texas A&M faculty formalizes protection for homosexuals COLLEGE STATION. Texas (AP)—A policy prohibiting discrimination against homosexuals in hiring, firing and tenure decisions has been overwhelmingly approved by Texas A&M's faculty senate. ..t__m____________d The faculty senate's vote, which must be ratified by A&M President William Mobley to become university policy, survived an effort by 68 faculty members and more than 100 "friends of the univer sity" who fought the change. "This codifies what is already good practice," Larry Hickman, a philosophy professor and faculty advisor for A&M's Gay and Lesbian Student Services, told th<. Houston Chronicle. tins said. Nearly 200 opponents signed a petition saying such a policy change would give lesbians and homosexuals special recognition. rm mmnuses" said Pari GnhharH committees that discriminating against someone because of their sexual orientation goes against university policy!' he on campuses," said Carl Gabbard, a professor of health and physical education who spoke against the revision. "We are by no means saying homosexuals should be discriminated against, but we also don't think we should be in the forefront of universities who've made these unnecessary statements." The American Association of Universi- Professors has recommended nee be included in anti- nation policies. According to the Nai al Gay and Lesbian Task Force in Washington, more than 200 universities have now so changed their policies. anamoreinan iuu inenusoimeuniver- uon goes against university policy, ne oy no nieauBBaymg Homosexuals snouio. now so cnangeu meir puucieb. Four men arrested under controversial Texas sodomy law By SHERI COHEN DARBONNE TNV Editor Four men arreBted Tuesday, Feb. 12, in two separate Houston area incidents were charged with homosexual conduct, marking the first time in several years that arrests have been made under Section 21.06, the state sodomy statute. All four cases were filed through Harris County Justice of the Peace Steve Phelps' office, Pet. 8, Position 2 (Clear Lake City). Homosexual conduct, under Section 21.06 of the Texas Penal Code, is a Class C misdemeanor which carries a $200 fine. Three of the four defendants in the Feb. 12 cases paid fines and fees totaling $122.50 each. Two of the defendants, residents of Pasadena and Deer Park, pleaded guilty; the third, a Fnendswood resident, entered a plea of "no contest to the charges. The fourth defendant, whose case is pending, resides in Houston. Gay activist Ray Hill and Houston attorney Phyllis Frye, both contacted Tuesday by the man whose case is pending, said they had not heard of any 21.06 case in the Houston area for several years. Suzy Wagers of the Texas Human Rights Foundation, the legal organization whose challenge to the statute resulted in a lower court ruling in December declaring 21.06 unconstitutional, also said she has heard of no arrests under the law in recent years. Frye said Wednesday, Feb. 13, that although she did not know details of the arrests, she found it "weird" that the defendants were charged with 21.06 violations instead of the charges more commonly applied "indecent exposure" or "public lewdness," which carry stiffer penalties. "I really have no idea why a (police officer) would make an arrest under 21.06. Maybe he was just new and didn tknow what he was doing;' she commented. Hill said although he was told the arrests of two of the men occurred in a park, he believed "the incident was not sufficiently public" to warrant the other charges. "I would think that (the 21.06 charge) indicates this was a consensual act... of sufficient privacy not to warrant (a charge of) public lewdness," he said. Frye said one of the defendants contacted her, and that she advised him to speak to Hill. None of the four men had hired an attorney, but Hill saidTHRFattorneys Patrick Wiseman and Margaret Tucker had expressed an interest. Wagers said Tucker, THRF's legal director, was interested in findingoutmore about the Houston cases. Also, Houston THRF attorney Donald Skipwith was working on obtaining representation for the pending case this week. During the trial of "Morales et al vs. the State of Texas," attorneys for the state repeatedly contended that the law could not infringe upon the plaintiffs' rights because "it is never enforced." Activists said the Houston developments could be pivotal in an appeal of District Court Judge Paul Davis' Dec. 10 ruling on "Morales!' "Naturally ... we now have a real live pending homosexual conduct criminal case," said Hill. "(The case) could be a valuable asset in the appellate process," he added. "We would have to be careful not to do anything in this (pending) case that would hurt our chances in an appeal, but we also have to be careful not to not do anything that would "help in an appeal." Wiseman, the THRF attorney who represented the "Morales" lawsuit plaintiffs, could not be reached for comment. SSEnSEfflaBIOSDIIIIIIIIHIIIlli Diverse nominations received for parade grand marshals Three males, one female and an organization were among nominations received for grand marshal of the 1991 Houston Gay/ Lesbian Pride Parade at the monthly Gay/ Lesbian Pride Week meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19. Only one male and one female were nominated for honorary grand marshal during the last day to receive nominations. The election will be held at the next general meeting on Tuesday, March 19. The Lone Star Symphonic Band was the first and only organizational nomination received in a year when, for the first time, such nominations were encouraged. While marshals have traditionally been one male, one female each year, HGLPW '91 parade committee co-chairs Bruce Herling and Jazz Paz noted that the bylaws do not specify those qualifications for the positions. Also nominated were four individuals: Linda Morales, activist in the Hispanic and women's communities and lead plaintiff in THRF's legal challenge against 21.06; Jack Jackson, a volunteer with a number of community organizations who has been involved in AIDS fundraising and service for several years; Thaddeus Coverdale, director of the Lone Star Symphonic Band; and Eugene Harrington, founder of the AIDS Equity League. Nominated for honorary grand marshal were Harris County Treasurer Katy Cald well and illusionist/entertainer and fundraiser Lady Victoria Lust. Also at Tuesday's meeting, members of the committee were surprised and saddened by the resignation of HGLPW '91 co- chair Felix Garcia. Nominations for male co-chair will be taken at the March meeting. Garcia's letter of resignation was read at the close of the meeting by female co- chair Anabel Evora; he cited employment schedule conflicts and health concerns. The marketing committee announced that a photographer will be at Rich's from 1:00-5:00 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 23, to take pictures for possible inclusion on the "Take Pride Poster." The poster will show 12 pho tos of persons representing different aspects of gay pride, said committee chair Bobby Miller. The media committee reminded members that March is "Take Pride Awareness Month." During the month of March, members of the executive team will pay extra attention to outreach efforts, including appearances at gay businesses and increased media efforts, according to committee chair Jack Valinski. Evora will also be a guest on the KPFT radio shows "Breakthrough" and " Wilde-N-Stein" in March as part of the awareness project, Valinski said.
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