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Linda Morales to Speak at Rice

In collaboration with GALLO (the Gay and Lesbian Latin@ Organization of Houston), the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University is pleased to present “Sharing the Legacy,” a talk by Linda Morales, in Humanities 117 on Wednesday, June 22. Doors open at 6pm, with wine and light hors d’oeuvres; the talk begins at 7pm.

In honor of Pride Month and marking the 8th anniversary of the historic Lawrence v. Texas US Supreme Court decision, Morales will speak about her 1990 lawsuit against the State of Texas, in which she and four other plaintiffs backed by the Texas Human Rights Foundation claimed that the Texas Penal Code 21.06 discriminated against gays and lesbians. Though that suit proved unsuccessful, it paved the way for future legal efforts.

Linda Morales has a long history of grass-roots community advocacy in the lesbian/gay, women’s, labor and Hispanic communities. She has served as president of Mexican-American Democrats de Houston, board member of LLEGO (a national Latino/Lesbian gay organization) and president of Amiga (All Mujeres Interested in Getting Active, a lesbian Latina organization) to name just a few of her organizational commitments. Presently, Morales is a labor representative for California Nurses’ Association.

Due to campus construction, the most convenient parking for the Humanities Building will be located in the Central Parking Garage, most accessible from campus entrance 20 off Rice Blvd, or campus entrance 8 off University Blvd. For additional parking information, visit http://parking.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=177


For a map of the campus, visit http://www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html


For more information about other Pride related events, visit http://houstongallo.org/ or http://pridehouston.org.


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