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VOL 9 NO. 12 OCT. 1992
A strong parallel is illustrated
between the homophobic
propaganda o f the OCA and
the anti-Semitic propaganda
o f the Nazis
Irene K. Hislop
Getting out the vote
E. Ann Hinds
It's not ju st who likes
queers any more
E. Ann Hinds
Mary Catherine Lamb
No on 9 visibility, Artquake, Labor Day weekend in Portland.
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The front lines just got a lot closer
Homophobic violence is on the rise, and people who have never felt
vulnerable before are feeling the heat
C o p s sting operation in
Laurelhurst Park draws
What I'm doing to
fight the OCA
As we near election day,
petuating homophobic violence.
at Robertson’s Christian Coalition has arrived in
readers write in with many
A gay man in Northwest Portland was pulled off of his front
town to escalate the religious war against non-
Christians and Christians alike. Robertson’s cable
porch by Skinheads and was severely beaten. His blood stains
are still on the sidewalk.
television show continues to target “homosexu
als.” This past month he informed his viewers that
People saying they represent the Oregon Citizens Alliance
“homosexuals” want “so-called civil rights” laws so they
been systematically calling people at their work place and
“legitimately sexually molest young boys.” Once again
ans are invisible.
Just Out has several sources reporting that the Foursquare
Closer to home, the secretary of the Oregon Association of
Church behind Old Wives Tales Restaurant has a list of
Naturopathic Physicians, Thomas Lee Abshier and his wife
homosexuals for people to reference if they question an
Margo, wrote an inflammatory letter and sent it to all of the
naturopaths in the state encouraging them to reconsider the
We are not reporting this information to scare you, or to
association’s vote denouncing Ballot Measure 9. As a result of
further victimize anyone, but to show what the perpetrators of
his letter, OANPhas voted twice as an organization to denounce
homophobic violence are doing. And to show the courage of
Ballot Measure 9. In his letter, Abshier confuses misogyny
lesbian and gay Oregonians in the face of this violence. (If you
with homophobia and totally foams at the mouth for eight pages
have any similar information, please call us so that we may
with horrid assumptions and stereotypes about gay people.
Similarly worded inflammatory letters have been employed by
Kate Clinton arrives in .
We cannot afford to give in to our terror and fear. That’s .
individuals in other business and professional organizations
what they want us to do. We must come out in great numbers
Portland just in time to give
that publicly denounce Ballot Measure 9.
and then block our closet doors so that we cannot retreat. It is
us some comic relief
Ralf Walters, a Springfield city councilman, and arch-
not just people like Donna Red Wing, Scott Seibert, Kathleen
homophobe Paul Cameron were on "Donahue” in September
Saadat, Sandy Shirley, Peggy Norman, or Scot Nakagawa who
with lesbian and gay activists Scott Seibert, Sandy Shirley, and
are on the front lines in this war, we all are. Whether you are
author Eric Marcus. The Oregonian gave the appropriate head
standing mfrontofamicrophoneoryourclosetdoor, we are all
line; “Oregon gets a shiner from Donahue," to their story about
targets in this war.
A play by Triangle
Less than a week after his appearance on “Donahue”, the
u> oo everything we can to keep this poison from spreadi
Productions illustrates history
offices of Scott Seibert and Oregonians United Together, PAC
sajd Scott Seibert, just days after the break-in of the OUT]
in a timely manner
were broken into. A week later, the offices were burglarized
b a t i n g hate and violence against
again. The thieves stole addresses, phone lists, money, checks
and more. Piles of research papers were toppled, every file was
dcterminati°n and courage that each of us wears as we
opened. The OUTPAC has been amassing information about
the Oregon Citizens Alliance and its members.
of u s ^ PCrSOnSÜ md PUblÍC aSSaullS dcepcns * * P " * m all
Holly Mulcahey, owner of It’s My Pleasure, was being
verbally harassed by young boys on bikes in front o f her shop.