We feel more threatened now than we have since the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic. The atmosphere is relaxed. I wouldn't want to expose my child to that kind of hatred. A few Madison Avenue storefronts were utilized over the years, but the group never really took off until its board of directors secured the converted house on Cooper.
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Want more information? The other person has no legal rights to the child. But the 11 to nine vote to defeat the bill came after it was reworded to give preference to heterosexual, married couples. He says Herenton expressed support.
Backstreet, the city's largest gay nightclub, draws hundreds of tosomethings each weekend. Piechowski also told the mayor that other major cities had a liaison to the gay community in city government.
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Herenton created the position and appointed Piechowski to it. Back in , economist Richard Florida's book, The Rise of the Creative Class , revealed that cities with the highest populations of "bohemians, immigrants, and gays and lesbians" were also the cities with the highest-paying high-tech jobs.
Corporate and Foundation Supporters. County mayor A C Wharton hasn't been blatantly unsupportive, but in a New York Times article about Memphis' creative class, he was quoted by writer John Leland as saying it wasn't government's job to welcome gays and lesbians.