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2nd edition of Exclusively Out & About pro
duced a chorus o f grumbling from members
o f this community. Many people invested
substantial sums in cash and services and
are upset that Kinney has not produced
either publication nor given any indication
that she intends doing so in the future.
by Jay Brown
Hide and seek with Out & About
How long is long enough? How many
months must people in this community wait
for Leslie Kinney to produce her Women's
Resource Directory and/or the promised
new edition of Exclusively Out & About?
Kinney has been selling advertising space
for both publications for at least eighteen
months, since the autumn of 1984 and as late
as February, 1986.
Kinney told this writer in January of this
year that Exclusively Out & About would be
printed and distributed by the end of
February. Attempts to contact Kinney have
proved fruitless, she neither returns
telephone calls nor answers mail directed to
her last known address.
The offices o f Out Media Inc. and Just Out
continue to field inquiries from people who
purchased advertising space in Exclusively
O ut & A bout because of the slight similarity
in names. A number o f people have expres
sed feeling ripped off ’ by Kinney.
A random sampling o f advertisers in the
KBOO p le d g e drive
Queersville, Portland’s only
gay and lesbian radio show, on April 13,
broke all pledge records for a half hour show.
The total pledges for the half hour (10 to
10:30 p.m. on Sunday) were $320; the previ
ous week, about half that amount was
pledged by listeners.
“ I flipped," said Queersville co-host, Howie
Baggadonutz. "W e were all pleasantly sur
prised by the response. We had, of course,
planned strong shows for pledge week. We
feel we have developed a good strong follow
ing. And we think that our audience is about
even, with about the same number of gay
men and lesbians. At least that’s what the
Q ueersville is locally produced at KBOO
studios by volunteers from the community. A
new show, Queersville premiered on March
1, it has already created controversy which
seems to have added to its popularity.
Queersville s listeners deserve a big hand,
too; they are, after all, the people who made
the contribution to KBOO.
Politics: Pertinent positions
With all the usual non-choices in the up
com ing primary election, there are a couple
of races in which a large turnout by gays and
lesbians could make a big difference. The
contests involving Gretchen Kafoury and
Gladys McCoy need the particular attention
o f our community.
Gretchen Kafoury has long been a friend of
Portland’s lesbian and gay community. She
supported and actively lobbied for passage of
the several gay rights bills in the Oregon
At this point, Kafoury is fighting off a heavy
attack by the Fundamentalist Right headed
by our nemesis Gordon Shadbume ( see W.C.
M cRae's story in Just News). Kafoury's op
ponents are Thomas Mitchell and Mike Wiley.
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— CONFIDENTIALITY ASSURED —
Recently, CBS' 60Minutes gave disturbing
evidence o f just how ‘‘confidential" the gov
ernment keeps AIDS information. Mike Wal
lace, in the process of interviewing Roy Cohn
(a New York lawyer of shady repute who
began his career as a henchman for Sen.
Joseph McCarthy) began to badger Cohn
about his alleged homosexuality. The point to
be made was one of hypocrisy: gays, as well
as supposed communists, were amongst
those blacklisted by the McCarthyites. But in
the midst of the interview (something like
Sleaze Journalist meets Sleaze Hypocrite),
Wallace stated that he had information from
Why is this
The following is a transcript of an interview
with Ronald Reagan by New York Times re
porters R.W. Apple Jr., Gerald M. Boyd and
Bernard Weintraub. The interview was con
ducted on March 21, one day after the New
York City Council passed an omnibus gay
Q. Mr. President a New York question.
New York City has just — after considerable
debate and controversy — has just approved
a bill banning discrimination in housing and
jobs for homosexuals. What is your position
. on that?
A. Well, I know that this is a very touchy
question, and I am one who believes in the
rights o f the individual — individual free
dom , and I do have to question sometimes
whether individual rights are being defended
in this particular field, freedom of the
individual, or whether they are demanding an
acceptance o f their particular life style that
others o f us don’t demand. For example,
should a teacher in a classroom be invoking
their personal habits and advocating them to
their students as a way of life?
A. I don’t — teachers habitually don’t do
that Their personal life —
Q. But this bill, I don’t think really covers
that It basically guarantees to homosexuals
Wiley has been characterized as a “Shad
bume clone." Neither Mitchell nor Wiley has
the least grasp o f county government and
neither has any experience in the political
It is my hope that lesbians and gays go to
the polls and vote for Gretchen Kafoury, and
that Kafoury’s win reflects the numbers of
lesbians and gays in this community. I think
people need reminding once in a while that
the Right-wing has little trouble getting its
following to the polls, as is shown by the
madman in the White House.
Gladys McCoy’s major opponent in the
race for Multnomah County Executive is
former state Senator Glenn Otto (W ood Vil
lage). McCoy deserves the support of
lesbians and gays; she has been there for us
many times in the past and is certain to be
there for us in the future. As for Glenn Otto,
his record says he will be there for the
the National Institutes o f Health which
revealed that Cohn’s name appeared on a
computer list o f persons with AIDS.
Cohn squirmed and said that there had
been a mistake and he would see to it that his
name was removed. What no one asked,
though, was how Mike Wallace cam e to have
access to supposed “confidential’’ informa
tion on Cohn’s alleged illness. Apparently,
Wallace got his information from a leak
within the NIH. He stated that "doctors,
nurses, technicians and computer people"
all have access to supposed confidential gov
One hopes Wallace is wrong. But if Wallace
can find leaks, don’t you suppose an insur
ance company could? Or an employer?
“Confidentiality’’ to the government simply
means that the state controls access to infor
mation. Which it then can “confidentially’’
disperse as opportunity o f ineptitude allows.
equal treatment in hiring policies and gaining
housing, these sorts o f things — essentially
applies the same antidiscriminatory mea
sures as are applied to blacks, as to women,
to other people. D o you think that’s all right?
A Well, J’ve said — but again, I’ve — I
haven’t actually involved myself in what this
law contains up there, so I don’t know what
I’m speaking of. But what I’m saying is that
how would we feel if a teacher, male or
female, a heterosexual insisted on the right in
the classroom to discuss their sexual prefer
ences and why and whether they believed in
com plete promiscuity or not, we would be
quite offended and think that our children
should not be exposed to that Well —
Q. Tax increases, Mr. President
Q. One minute, would you vote against it
do you think?
Q. If you were a m em ber of the City
Council, would you have —
A I’d have to see what the bill —
Q. Just one quick question on tax
A — what the bill was. I don’t want them
discriminated against simply on that basis as
to housing and jobs and so forth. I, on the
other hand, don’t want to give them —
A — privileges beyond what the rest of us
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