I can't be responsible for how people react to what happened in Dade County. Her involvement with the campaign was condemned by gay rights activists. Paul; it focused consistently on privacy and civil rights. Bryant released several albums on the Carlton and Columbia labels. Although gay nightlife in the city had enjoyed the same boisterous existence as other forms of entertainment in the s, by the s, the city government worked to shut down as many gay bars as possible and enacted laws making homosexuality and cross-dressing illegal.
And it is not clear how long Anita will stay with her longtime booking agent, Richard Shack, whose wife, Dade County Commissioner Ruth Shack, introduced the controversial ordinance in the first place and continues to support it fervently.
They called it a gaycott. Others glimpsed a measure of victory in defeat. John Birdsall Updated:
It was the largest turnout in any special election in the history of Dade County.