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Title Houston Voice, No. 1225, April 23, 2004
Contributor
  • Crain, Chris
  • Fisher, Binnie
Publisher Window Media
Date April 23, 2004
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 002
Transcript IIMIUMII voice 'At Lasf On her way to Houston, pop diva Cyndi Lauper has a lot to say. Page 15 THIRTY YEARS OF NEWS FOR YOUR LIFE. AND YOUR STYLE. www.houstonvoice.com APRIL 23, 2004 Gay political kingmaker set to leave Houston Martin's success as a consultant evident in city and state politics By CHRISTOPHER CURTIS Houston's gay and lesbian community loses a powerful friend and ally on May 3, when Grant Martin, who has managed the campaigns of Controller Annise Parker, Council member Ada Edwards, Texas Rep. Garnet Coleman and Sue Lovell, is moving to San Francisco. Back in 1996 it seemed the other way around: Martin had moved to Houston from San Francisco after ending a five-year relationship. Sue Lovell, the former President of the Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus (PAC), remembers first hearing of Martin through her friend, Roberta Achtenberg, the former Clinton secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. "She called me and told me I have a dear friend who is moving back to Houston and I want you to take good care of him." The two met and talked about politics for hours. Later it would be Martin who would take care of Lovell when she ran for an at-large council seat in 2003. "Grant is one of those really unique kind of campaign managers who takes a candidate who doesn't have the resources of other candidates but uses his skills, his knowledge and his grass-roots organization to make that candidate competitive." Political consultant Grant Martin, the man behind the campaigns of Controller Annise Parker, Council member Ada Edwards, Texas Rep. Garnet Coleman and Sue Lovell, is moving to San Francisco. (File photo by Dalton DeHart) Lovell did not win that election. and Annise Parker had unsuccessfully run for city council twice before she met Martin. Parker determined her third try would be her last shot at a council position. "I had scheduled a meeting with people committed to being a part of my finance council. And I don't know how Grant found out about it, but he came and he stopped to chat. He worked in the campaigns—not any successful ones, mind you. He was shopping around for someone to work for. I don't know, over a few minutes of conver- Please see MARTIN on Page 5 Curtis Kiefer and partner Walter Frantel speak wrth reporters after a circuit court judge heard arguments last week in a lawsuit filed by gay couples and the ACLU charging that banning same-sex marriages is a violation of the Oregon state Constitution. (Photo by Rick Bowmer/AP) Gay marriage party ends for now Ore. judge shuts down weddings, but orders licenses recognized ByJOECREA Both sides in the same-sex marriage debate claimed victory this week after an Oregon Circuit Court judge ordered Multnomah County to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses, while striking down a law that prevents gay couples from marrying and ordering the state to recognize the 3.000 gay marriages that have already taken place. Please see MARRIAGE on Page 8 JUST SAY W: Gay activists are hoping to prevent a Hot Spot Task Force raid on a bar in Montrose. Page 3 PFLAG AND BAPTISTS: The Waco PFLAG chapter has named its new community center after a Baptist minister and his wife. Page 4 Dine, Page 18 Sports, Page 19 Calendar, Page 21 Bar Map, Page 27
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