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Montrose Voice, No. 85, June 11, 1982 - File 006. 1982-06-11. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 17, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/107/show/83.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 85, June 11, 1982
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date June 11, 1982
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
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Transcript June 11, 1982/MONTROSE VOICE 5 1 Year Ago June 15, 1981: Section 21.06 trial began The constitutionality trial in federal district court for section 21.06 of the Texas Penal Code finally began. June 15, 1981: Guardian Angels said they may start Houston chapter Curtis Sliwa, the 26-year-old leader of New York's Guardian Angels, said he may still start an affiliated group in Houston, despite opposition expressed by Mayor McConn and Police Chief B.K. Johnson. Being interviewed on a Houston radio talk show by long distance, Sliwa was asked by a caller if the group would operate in Montrose, a neighborhood where gay people are frequently attacked by homophobic outsiders and where police express homophobic views of their own. Sliwa said his group would consider Montrose for that reason. June 15, 1981: NGTF, GRNL jointly were going after Family Protection Act The National Gay Task Force, a New York- based organization, and the Gay Rights National Lobby, a Washington, D.C. lobbying group, announced that they were working together to organize national opposition to the "Family Protection Act" that had been recently introduced into Congress. The proposed new law would have "singled out gays as unworthy and undesirable." June 16, 1981: Testimony concluded in section 21.06 trial Both sides in the constitutionality trial test- itiR section 21.06 of the Texas Penal Code concluded their testimony during the first two days after the trial opened June 15. Judge Jerry Buckmeyer then instructed the defense (Dallas District Attorney Henry Wade) to file its post-trial brief by July 15 and the plaintiff (Dallas gay activist Donald F. Baker) to file by July 30. Montrose Voice the newspaper of Montrose 3317 Montrose Boulevard #306 Houston, TX 77006 Phone (713) 529-8490 Contents copyright '1982 Office hours: 10am-6pm Henry McClurg publisher/editor Billie Duncan ertamment!sports editor Ed Martinez Johannes Stahl Nick Fede Acel Clark graphics William Marberry advertising director Handy Brown advertising David Petluck founding Member Gay Press Association News Services International Gay News Agency, Pacific News Syndicated Feature Services & Writers (San Francisco) Chronicle Features. United Feature Syndicate. Jeffrey Wilson. Handy Alfred. Stonewall Features Syndicate. Brian McNaught POSTMASTER Send address corrections to 3317 Montrose "306. Houston. TX 77006 Subscription rate in US: J49 per year (52 issues). J29 per six months (26 issues), or $1 25 per week {less than 26 issues) National advertising representative Joe DiSabato. Rivendeli Marketing. 666 6th Avenue, New York 10011. (213) 242-6863 Advertising deadline Each Tuesday, 6 00pm lor issue released each Friday evening Sex, some booze, called key to long, happy life Pacific News Service The keys to a happy old age are a good breakfast, a moderate amount of drinking, and sex. That advice comes from William Kerrigan, who will chair an upcoming United Nations conference on aging. Kerrigan says breakfast is good for the metabolism, while a drink now and then is better than none at all. And, he says, "One should not cease sexual activity at any age in life." A UN study has predicted the world's average life expectancy will rise to 70 years by the year 2025. "There will be twice as many grandparents as babies," Kerrigan says. "They can't simply be dumped in rocking chairs. That's another way of sentencing them to death." Politician hits warpath claiming lesbian indoctrinating students at college Officials at Cal State University in Long Beach, Calif., admitted June 8 they are investigating allegations at the urging of a state senator that a woman instructor there attempted to foster "lesbian indoctrination" on students, reported UPI. The new charges involved part-time instructor Betty Brooks, who refused to comment, the news agency said. An aide to Republican state Senator Ollie Speraw of Long Beach said the allegations were brought to the attention of college officials by the senator, UPI reported. "They showed six slides of closeups of women's genitals. All of these classes, from what we've been able to tell, were slanted very strongly toward advocating lesbianism," aide Jan McKnew was quoted. The slides were part of a class called "Women and Their Bodies" and was presented between 1979 and 1981, UPI reported. College officials admitted an investigation of Brooks was taking place at the request of the senator but declined to discuss details, UPI said. The allegations and other information were released by the senator's office, UPI said. The quintessential leather man Commentary by Greer Price International Gay News Agency The fourth International Mr. LeatherCon- test was held in Chicago May 7-9, and that remarkable city was all the more remarkable during those three days, due to the nearly 2000 gay men from all over the world present. The fact that every one there wore black leather made it all the more fascinating. To the uninitiated, it was admittedly a bizarre event. The world of leather is ill- defined and poorly understood, even among gay men. It has facets that are psychological as well as sexual, and I'd venture to say that most of the men who were there for the first time had little idea of what it was really all about. For those who attended, it was an extraordinary gathering in almost every respect. To begin with, it was a rare opportunity for a special kind of fellowship among gay men, a fraternal event, like a lodge meeting or a motorcycle run, but a positive one. The feelings of camaraderie, community, and pride were evident throughout the weekend, manifested in a dozen different ways. The major event, of course, was the contest itself: a lengthy, well-put-together show that took place on a Saturday night. Twelve hundred people attended, with at least 500 others turned away for lack of seating. Forty-six contestants from throughout North America competed for the title of International Mr. Leather, the man who represents gay leathermen to the world. The extent to which that is true is beside the point. The gathering of men from all over the globe is what makes it so remarkable. Twenty-nine semi-finalists spoke a few words about themselves and paraded around in outfits representing the "total leather image." The winner of this year's contest, Luke Daniel, concluded his brief but moving speech by removing his left boot and eating it (thus gaining points for both sincerity and originality). The entertainment was first-rate and included an all-male dance troup known as the Buffalo Chips, a fine illusionist (Rich Tutacko), and MC's Herb and Potato, who lent an air of contrast to the proceedings. In a room that was black leather from wall to wall, Herb's gold sequins were something of a relief. But the three days surrounding the contest are what people came for, and they were truly unique: from the crowd gathered outside the Gold Coast to pick up their registration packets (which included a bottle of poppers and two packets of lubricant), to the "eye-opener" brunches served each day at 1:00 p.m. The contest's critics maintain that it is a money-making event (which it is), that it is male dominated (which it is), and that it's Chicago-centered event (which it is). But the city of Chicago has never been more attractive and hospitable than it was for those three days, and neither the East Coast nor the West could have garnered such a geographically diverse crowd. The contest is a blatant celebration of masculinity, as rather narrowly defined by the participants, but a celebration nonetheless. And though no one would think to call it a fund-raising event, well over $1000 was raised for the Gay Rights National Lobby when the subject abruptly came up. More importantly, it was one ofthe very few opportunities for gay men to gather in such numbers. Even within the narrow confines of that crowd, it was an amazingly diverse group. As one contestant put it, "Any time you get over a thousand gay men together, it's bound to be special." And so it was. It may have concerned only a small percentage ofthe gay male population, but for those who were there, it was a memorable occasion. Watergaters to return to scene of crime, and party The Democrats have nixed the idea of celebrating the 10th anniversary ofthe Watergate break-in, but Washington lawyer Robert McCandless thinks it's a great excuse for a political party, reports the New York Times. The June 17th festivity is to be held at the Watergate Hotel (where else?), just a few feet from the site of the bungled burglary. Among the invited guests: former Senator Sam Ervin (who conducted the Senate Watergate Hearings), former Watergate prosecutors Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski, and JudgeJohnSiricafwhopresided at the Watergate trials). The only Watergate ex-con to be invited is John Dean, whose defense lawyer just happens to be the host. Nancy I Kissinger to stand trial International Gay News Agency The wife of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will have to stand trial in Newark, N.J., for assaulting a heckler who accused her husband of being a pederast. Judge Arthur Blake of Superior Court denied a motion by Mrs. Kissinger that the assault complaint be thrown out of court because it is "too trivial" to prosecute. Mrs. Kissinger is accused of grabbing a woman by the collar at Newark International Airport Feb. 7. The woman, Ellen Kaplan, admitted asking Kissinger: "Is it true that you sleep with little boys at the Carlyle Hotel (in New York City)." The police were not involved in the incident, and the complaint is equivalent to a misdemeanor. Ms. Kaplan heckled Kissinger as he was preparing to board a flight to Boston, where he had .irgery. Nf\U<W KJ^iM^ree-^
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