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LEE from SPACECITY USA
I have just sen! an E-mail message to Mr.
Jorndt, President of Walgreens (per lasl
week's article re: the pulling of Gay publications from the Montrose store). I
found their homepage on lhe WWW and you
may want to include it in the next issue of (he
It is: Info@walgreens.com. (lie URL for
(heir homepage is hup://www.walgreens. com/home.html. If enough representatives of our community communicate, we may succeed. I seem to recall we
had ihe same problem with Krogers and
Randall's many years ago.
Disgusted By GOP
By JEANA LEA
After watching the Republican National
Convention I fell outraged and disgusted at the overall blatant and outright
lies. Republicans tried to present themselves as lhe party that cares about raising
the minimum wage. As I recall Bob Dole
and Newi Gingrich led the fight to keep the
wage exactly at $4.25 per hour.
Kay Bailey Hutchinson showed the true
colors of the Grand Old Party when she was
given "honor"' of delivering the "Let's
bash Clinton" speech. Wonder why she
had to deliver such a speech? The anti-
clunce people didn't want her at the party
but they were forced to put up with her. so
they gave her the job that was most displeasing! Kay Bailey rheloric promoting classism. racism, and disrespee( to
the President of the United States is the
very last thing voters, in particular
women want (o put up with! Hutchinson
mentioned "I( takes a family to raise a
child not a village." This was not just an
attack on First Lady Hillary Clinton but an
attack on other cultures such as the Native
Americans and African tribes who
believe thai it is (he responsibility of the
whole tribe or village to raise children.
Even in Ihe Untied States the family is not
the lone factor in raising a child. Our
children are (aught values first from their
families, also from teachers, police,
ministers, peers, and collectively all
these people make up a community.
All of the speakers kept coming back to the
same point (hat Americans are tired of
paying taxes. And sure (hal is (rue to some
degree, but what Americans are most tried
of is elected officials using lax money
unwisely! If the government would learn
how to spend (he money we give (hem so thai
people—all people are taken care of there
would be no problem. Ever since (he twelve
years of Reagan and "trickle down economics'' the rich get richer and the poor get
poorer and there is less and less in the middle. Now Dole wants to bring back the Voodoo economics.
I have listened to all (he belly aching from
"'Lincoln's Party" for four years now.
They said Clinton would never get any-
ihing passed through congress and Republicans worked against him in every way
they could. They made such a fuss over Whitewater thai it caused them io get caught up
in ihe under (ow and drowned. The GOP has
one last ditch effort to pull off a miracle—
and it ain't Bob Dole!
Grand Old Party, ihe eyes of Lincoln are
looking down upon you with tears thai his
party has been dismantled.
Voice Is One Of The Best!
FROM JONE DEVLIN
I just wanted to thank you for making the
Houston Voice one of the best publications in the Houston area for our community. Your policy of inclusion for all, as
well as (he additions of Nancy Ford and
Sarah DePalma as writers have made me
something I never was before, a regular
reader of The Voice.
I feel thai tor too long, local publications
have (ended to overlook the women's community. The appearance of a new. inclusive Voice however seems to have caused
many of the other publications to suddenly "discover" us and our issues. The
benefit of (his to our community as a
whole is immeasurable.
Thank you again for a greal publication.
and I can hardly wait until the next issue.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks so much for your
compliments and support. Just when we
think ours is a totally thankless job a letter
like yours comes in and lets us know that our
work is appreciated and it makes us feel
really good .—db)
Hats Off To TGRA
ANGELA MORE, AVES EXECUTIVE
On behalf of the clients, staff, and Board of
Directors of Amigos Volunteers in lulu-
cation and Services Inc. (AVES). I would
like in express our more sincere grati-
tude to members of lhe Houston chapter
of the Texas Gay Rodeo Association
(TRGA> for (he suppon they have given us
during the past few months. Xavier Luna,
candidaie for Mr. TGRA 1997. raised
nearly $5,0CK), which allowed us to hold our
first ever Laiino Pride Gala. This event
was held as part of Pride Week 1996 and was
very successful as a fund-raiser as well.
Shelby S(. John and Jamie Roberls. Miss
TGRA 1997 Candida(es, in separate
events, raised over $1,000 which was used
to purchase school supplies for over 90
children impacted by HIV/AIDS.
These three individuals, as well as several other members of TRGA and other
local entertainers, have given so much of
their time and dedication to help the HIV
community. We are very grateful thai
they have chosen us as one of the groups thai
benefit from their generosity. This in
turn allows us to continue our mission of
promoting a healthy communiiy
through education, disease prevention, advocacy and direct care to Latino/
I n iii.i'. and other historically under-
Hats off to TGRA and good luck to Xavier.
Shelby, and Jamie in their upcoming pageants.
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