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Montrose Voice, No. 85, June 11, 1982
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Montrose Voice, No. 85, June 11, 1982 - File 012. 1982-06-11. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 15, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/107/show/89.

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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 11 'Gay diseases' reported again on the rise Internationa] Gay News Agency They have already killed more people than Legionnaires Disease and Toxic Shock Syndrome combined, but GRID illnesses (Gay-Related-Immuno-Deficiency illnesses) have not yet received major attention from the nation's health authorities. Part of the problem is the "gay" cancer (Kaposi's sarcoma) and Pneumocystis pneumonia are linked in many minds with a stigmatized minority. For some, although the causes are not yet known, blame ia being placed on sexual activity, drug use or other aspects of a gay lifestyle. Author Dan Turner, who has KS, said that he has been advised by his doctor to avoid having sexual relations because it is feared that the cancer may be caused by a virus that is spread through sexual activity. There seems to be a pattern emerging that shows a connection between yeast infections in the body and a later emergence of KS. Possibly a one-celled organism is responsible for the problems, although no definitive conclusions have yet been reached. Scientists fear that GRID problems may spread into the non-gay population before they find the solution. New figures show that a growing number of women and bisexual or heterosexual men have come down with one or more of the mysterious diseases. In the 11 months since the first American case of KS was reported to federal authorities, the new diseases have struck 335 Americans, killing 136. Only 15 percent of the gay men diagnosed in 1979 for KS are alive today. Two- thirds of the reported 1980 victims have died. The worst killer seems to be the pneumonia, where the death rate is usually 50 percent of those attacked by the disease. "In San Francisco, it's an epidemic (65 gay men) beyond anything that's acceptable," says Dr. Selma Dritz, assistant director ofthe bureau of communicable disease control for San Francisco's Department of Public Health. "It's like nothing we've ever had." It is still unclear whether sexual practices, poppers or other drugs, a history of diseases, or treatment for diseases—or a combination of all these fators—are behind the epidemic. Several sets of lovers and roommates have come down with Bame GRID disease, leading some researchers to suggest that a virus is involved. Some researchers are optimistic that if a virus is the cause, a solution to the GRID problem could bring a solution to the causes of all cancers. The issue promises to become a major social and political issue, with conservative elements calling for quarantines of homosexuals, or worse, and others using the diseases for nonmedical reasons. Congressman Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Health and Environment, last month accused the federal government of being slow to respond to gay-related diseases. "There is no doubt in my mind," Waxmen said, "that if the same disease had appeared among Americans of Norwegian descent, or among tennis players, rather than among gay males, the response of both the government and the medical community would have been different" SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR OUR COMMUNITY BE A PART OF THE 2nd ANNUAL GAY PRIDE DAY Tuesday, June 15th 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. Disco Grandma Joins Kindred Spirits in Presenting Rawstyn Ruffin 6:45 Lyra 7:45 Houston Off Broadway 8:45 Montrose Symphonic Band 9:30 Gala Revue 10:00 Vickie Eddie & Her Global Review Kika fjhe Martian Woman) Our Special Guest Ron Sioux Wear a Gay Pride Week T-shirt and get a free drink 25« per drink will go to support Houston Gay Pride Week 1982 5245 Buffalo Speedway (713)665-9756 Houston Grand Opera presents Donald O'Connor Lonette McKee Jacque Trussel Sheryl Woods in Gd read) for the greatesi Broadwaj musical classic of all: Show Houi s a-comin' io Jones Hall! You'll hear all your old favorite songs From the original score, including "Bill," "Can*l Help Lovin' Dai Man," "MaV" Believe" and the powerful "Ol' Man River." Show Boat will lift your spirits with lhe intoxicating charm of life on Ihe old Mississippi. Don't miss the boat—order your tickets lo Show Boat today! Tickets available at the Houston Ticket Cento in Jones Hall and at all TICK! ITtON outlets. Evenings at 8 p.m.—June lO.hroughJune 19 (No performance June 14) Matinees—June 12 ai 3 p.m.; June 13, 19 and 20 at 2:30 p.m. Discount Matinee—June 17 at 2 p.m. PHONE CHARGES CALL 526-1709 £ "^Houston Grono A This new 'ii<kliKiion ol Stum 8<xii h. Mr-. E_dfii l.ihm , tx'i'n made p-i .Mbit I ii OnftWfOOTK.CWP v..th other rr
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