[Press Release: 1994 ends and the killing continues] Page: 1 of 4
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LESBIAN/GAY RIGHTS LOBBY
P.O. Box 2579 Dianne Hardy-Gara
524Texts 74-5475 Executive Director
NEWS REI FASE
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19P4 ENDS AND TI-I KILLING CC \ T 1N4 ES
,ELN TEiiL '&~ las biurther Edwardl Iubb were beaten and snottby tour
young ma' elr v, on December 27, 1994, . Randall Tubb was
pronounced aead it the scene Edward Tubb was seriously wounded. Accused
assailant ic told police ivestirators that, while drinking
beer wn butt 1 and William Lynn Duraso.
17, Dr, t 'lb a kxca gay bar, to "wait until a
faggot c nAmes out ite thie parking lot and jump on him to get his money.
Colston said that one of the boys in the balck seat agreed, "Let's go to the bar, get
a queer. and roll him,
The four took a loaded shotgun to the bar. Mickey Goff is charged with capital
murder for Randall Tubb's killing; Edward Tubb survived the attack.
These men were targeted for violence specifically because they were beheved to
L e gay. This is clearly another hate crime murder in Texas," stated Dianne
ardy-Garcia, Executive Director of the Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas.
Targeting people for violence because of prejudice or bias i a hate cunms in
- conaint violence against lesbian and gay Texans is norritying. in addition
to mis murder, we have had at least 7 (ther people from around the state
murdered because they were gay," said Hardy-Garcia. These killings are just a
ar t of the picture -- assault and harassment are also hate crimes experienced by
been taught to hate gays. As long as some of the public continues to teach and
preach hatred and discrimination toward lesbians and gay men, the violence will
continue. The violence directed at gay people in Texas is a product of the bigotry
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