Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 29, Ed. 1 Friday, November 13, 1992 Page: 1 of 40
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The Community Newspaper for Gay and Lesbian Dallas
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1992 V O L U M E IX, NUMBER 29
Gays ensured Clinton's victory
Texas Gay Rodeo—
The ninth annual Texas Gay Rodeo will be held Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Fair Park Coliseum, with the
box office opening at 10 a.m. both days and rodeo activities getting underway at noon. The sponsoring
organization, Texas Gay Rodeo Association, also holds a dance this evening at the Southland Center Hotel
(admission $5), where results of the TGRA Royalty contests held Thursday will be announced.
Polls show gay and lesbian voters
provided Clinton's winning margin
By Lisa Keen
THE WASHINGTON BLADE
WASHINGTON — A nationwide survey of almost
1,000 readers of gay and lesbian publications in ten
cities revealed this week that 89 percent of gays who
went to the polls on November 3 voted for the
Democratic presidential candidate, Bill Clinton.
The level of support ranged from a high of 94.3
percent by the readers of QW magazine in New York
City to a low of 71.7 percent by readers of Cruise
magazine in Detroit. In the Dallas area, 88.8 percent of
readers of the Dallas Voice voted for Clinton.
An analysis of the gay and lesbian vote through the
gay publication poll and several other surveys and
voter studies this year suggests several conclusions:
■ Gays provided 6.3 million of the 43.7 million votes
Clinton earned on Nov. 3. That equals 14.4 percent of
Clinton’s overall tally;
■ President Bush lost at least 664,000 gay and lesbian
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Powerful force for change—
Area parents of gays and lesbians becoming more active in fighting discrimination
By Tammye Nash
When gays and lesbians come out to
their parents, they should keep in mind
that their parents’ “first reaction might
not be their final reaction,” according to
Emily Welcher, the mother of a 17-year-
old gay son named Kirk and a member
of the Dallas chapter of Parents and
Friends of Lesbians and Gays. “You [the
gay individual] have had time to grow
into the realization of who you are.
When you come out to your parents,
give them some of the time you have
had to adjust.”
Emily Welcher was one of several
Dallas P-FLAG members and their gay
children who spoke Monday night at the
monthly membership meeting of the
Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance. The
Dallas P-FLAG chapter, officially formed
last January, “wants to do more outreach
in this area, now that we have more and
more people involved,” said Sandy
Moore, past president of the Dallas
chapter who is now the Southwest
Region coordinator for the national P-
P-FLAG is an organization formed in
the 1970s to provide support and
education for the families of gays and
lesbians and to advocate “for the human
and civil rights and the dignity that is the
birthright of our gay and lesbian loved
ones,” Moore explained. Pat Stone,
Dallas P-FLAG president, noted that ‘We
want to find the people who need our
help and support. We say that when
they don’t need us anymore, that’s when
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NEWS: Gays mull boycott of
Colorado; An analysis of Dallas
gay and lesbian voters;
Complexion of Supreme Court....
LIFESTYLE: Like elsewhere, gay
and lesbian bowling continues
to grow, a discussion with three
local leaders ..............................
FILM: Reviews of theater
releases The Lover and
Passenger 57, and the video
release The Killer..........................
HEALTH: Complicated but valid
considerations epur CDC’s
newest redefinition of Aquired
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