Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, October 18, 1996 Page: 1 of 60
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18,1996 VOLUME XIII, NUMBER 25
In remembrance —
600,000 visitors view largest-ever
Quilt display in nation’s capital
By Harry Dunphy
WASHINGTON — The AIDS quilt, on display
last weekend for the first time in four years, may be
appearing for the last time in its entirety for lack of
space, officials said.
When it was first exhibited in 1987, the colorful
patchwork was about a city block long. Now it runs
nearly a mile, from the Washington Monument to
the foot of the Capitol — and is still growing after
eight more years of deaths from the epidemic.
Officials of the NAMES Project, the San Francisco
group that maintains and assembles the quilt, said a
decision on whether it will be shown here again in
2000 does not have to be made for another two
But, said Cleve Jones, who initiated the quilt pro-
gram in 1985, "This may be the last time it is dis- 1
played in its entirety. We've filled this space. There's £
no more room." He said the project received 4,000 g g
new panels in the few days leading up to last week- g I
end's display. 5
The quilt, bearing the names of more than 70,000 °
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Clinton radio ad touts
his support for DOMA
Gay leaders condemn President’s
response to Dole attack on values
By John McCoy
STAFF REPORTER OF DALLAS VOICE
President Clinton this week ran ads on Christian
radio stations listing his support for the Defense of
Marriage Act as a sign that he supports "protecting
religious freedom" and "our values."
National gay and lesbian organizations have sig-
naled their disappointment with Clinton for using
DOMA as a campaign issue, given the president's ear-
lier characterization of the bill as a Republican-spon-
sored "wedge issue" that served no purpose but "gay-
The Clinton ads came in response to a 15-state, $1
million radio campaign by opponent Robert Dole,
according to Clinton campaign spokesman Don Foley.
The Dole ads assailed the country's "moral crisis,"
and pointed to rising drug use, crime, poor econom-
ics, gays in the military, "ninth month" abortions, and
"condoms for kids."
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Vince Lockwood, one of the calendar’s many models, was motivated to participate
because his brother-in-law died of AIDS.
benefits AIDS Arms
Fitness guru Larry North has pro-
duced a calendar featuring models
drawn from his gyms' clients and staff,
with all proceeds from the $12 price
benefiting a local AIDS organization.
The Larry North Total Fitness 1997
Calendar, to be unveiled at a reception
on Monday at the fitness expert and
author's new restaurant in The
Quadrangle, will benefit AIDS Arms,
Inc., where North has served as a board
member for the past 1-1/2 years.
The calendar "was Larry's idea,"
explained AIDS Arms board chairman
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METRO: Predominately gay
church joins ecumenical group;
Coming Out at the State Fair;
Ehrhardt slams Log Cabin; More....
BUSINESS: American Airlines
adds substantially to its gay and
lesbian marketing effort; Financial
advice from Kreg Bartley..................
LIFESTYLE: Dining, Tex-Mex
style; Reviews of current films;
Reviews of plays at Theatre Three
and Pegasus Theatre; More.............
CALENDAR: Events scheduled
over the next ten days;
Entertainment and broadcast
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