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There, I said it. Am I the worst person in the world?

Lee Buckley
Madrid, Spain


LINCOLN AND THE BEDROOM

Kudos for Michelangelo Signorile's article "Hate Crimes" [October 9]. As gays in America well know, we are victims of hate and "terrorism" every day of our lives. I find it ironic that the Pledge of Allegiance uses the words "liberty and justice for all," yet there are persecuted people in America.

We need to wake up and realize the dreams of Abraham Lincoln when he said that this country was "conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." We must stop the persecution of gays in America before we can ever successfully do so overseas.

Guy Priel
Washington, D.C.


LOBBIA AND GONNERMAN WIN FRONT PAGE AWARDS

Voice housing columnist J.A. Lobbia has won the Newswoman's Club of New York's 2001 Front Page Award for Beat Reporting, and staff writer Jennifer Gonnerman has won the Front Page Award for In-Depth Reporting for "Anatomy of a Prison Murder," published in the Voice of April 10, 2001. The awards will be presented at the Water Club on November 9.


CHRISTGAU WINS ASCAP AWARD

Voice music critic Robert Christgau has won the 2001 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.

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