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From Our Readers: August 2007

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BeachcoverIsle be loving you….

ISLE BE SURE

Thank you for printing the article written by Jan Johnson featuring Dwayne Jones, new chief of the Galveston Historic Foundation [“History’s Guardian,” July 2007 OutSmart]. Her article, as her other writings, was full of information we enjoy gathering about Galveston and its history. We love to vacation in Galveston when possible. We have taken several of Ms. Johnson’s Galveston guided tours…[she is] an “over the top” guide!! I’m glad to know she has a book on Galveston soon to be published.

Eileen Kleuckling
Haslett, Michigan

Editor’s note: Contributor Jan Johnson conducts tours through her firm Galveston Island Gal (www.galveston.com/guidedtours).

A NEIGHBOR WRITES

I want to say how much I like your current issue [June OutSmart]. You have balanced information/education well with entertainment.  I think it is interesting to see that Rosie will be at Cyndi Lauper’s event [“True Friend”]. I liked the coverage of the Rice University students doing research on the history makers in your Houston area [“Do You Know Houston’s GLBT History Makers?”]. Mark Segal had done an article in the Philadelphia Gay News of students from the University of Wisconsin gay studies class that did a bus tour of the East Coast historical places, where pioneers picketed, etc. And I liked the article/story by the college professor [“Feeding Pigeons” by Jerald Walker] about how papers his students did made him remember how he got his attitude toward homosexuals….

Thanks for these good issues. And I sure thought in May the article on the book on President Kennedy and his close homosexual friend [“Best Friends Forever”] is important.

Billy Glover
Bossier City, Louisiana

LettersCCORRECTIONS

In the July issue, we misspelled the name of Galveston real-estate agent Robert Zahn [“A Piece of the Island”]. Zahn is an agent with Karen Derr & Associates Realty.

In the June issue, we incorrectly stated in “Scene Out” that that the Debris Debacle fundraiser benefited Camp Hope, the AIDS Foundation Houston summer program. The event benefited the PWA-Holiday Charities LVL Campout.

Due to a production error in the June issue, the photograph of the late activist Sandy O’Daniel, who died on April 27, accompanied the item on artist Robin Utterback, who died on March 29, in the “Milestones” section. The photo of O’Daniel, who served for years as director of the group STAG (Some Transgenders Are Guys), appears here.

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