Montrose News/ The Nation
June 11, 1982 / MONTROSE VOICE 3
Man killed in
A 37-year-old man was shot to death in the
parking lot of the 3317 Montrose Building
He was identified as Loren Graves
Wilder, 37, an electronics technician
employed by Rice University. He lived at
Police said he was shot by one of three
men who robbed him in the early morning
hours behind the building, on the corner of
Hawthrone and Roseland.
Several persons, including a nurse and a
former medic who were customers at
nearby Grifs Shillelagh Inn, 3416 Rose-
land, heard the shooting and came to his
Wilder was dead on arrival, however, at
Gay Pride Week
gets closer as
Photostory by Ed Martinez
Leaders ofthe Gay Pride Week (GPW) 1982
Committee, an organization that has
taken charge of coordinating most special
Houston gay events during Gay Pride
Week, met Sunday, June6 at Kindred Spirits, 5245 Buffalo Speedway, to finalize
preparations for the June 17 to June 27
Larry Bagneris, president of the Gay
Political Caucus, serves as co-chair ofthe
GPW Committee with John Kirk, a collections agent.
Baffnerift outlined plans for a full paffe
advertisement during Gay Pride Week in
the Houston Post, but said some difficulties had arisen in getting the ad accepted
by the general circulation daily newspaper.
One of the problems that cropped up this
year, as last year, he said, was the attempt
by some individuals to copy and sell GPW
Committee T-shirts and buttons for their
own profit. Bagneris critized those who
worked in competition with the "official"
Gay Pride Week products.
The copies are of an inferior quality, he
said, and Bagneris advised people to buy
their T-shirts and buttons from established gay businesses.
The final public meeting ofthe group is
scheduled for Sunday, June 13, again at
Kindred Spirits, 2:30 p.m.
planned on black
A research project on black homosexual
men will be launched by Leonard Green, a
writer and social researcher at Atlanta's
Morehouse College, it was announced.
Green said he plans to administer a survey to randomly selected subjects in New
Orleans, Houston, Atlanta, Washington,
D.C, and San Francisco.
Green said his research will enable
black homosexual males to associate and
assimilate this material from a black perspective. He also said he expected the project to help the community at large to
better understand the black homosexual
male as well as to promote better identification among gay black men from different locations around the country.
Sweating in style
Pacific News Service
As any fitness buff will tell you, the problem with exercise bicycles is that pedaling
away to nowhere is boring.
But a new model on the market is
designed to change all that. It's called the
"Heart Mate," and features a built-in color
TV and stereo, allowing exercisers to tune
into stock market reports or the day's soap
The bike also has its own computer to
take riders through several simulated
trips over hill arid dale while digital display keeps track of how many calories are
being burned off.
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debate, says Gary
Gary Van Ooteghem has turned down an
invitation to debate Ray Hill over GVO's
testimony in a pronography trial.
Gary, as you read in the VOICE a month
ago, testified for the prosecution. Ray did so
for the defense (the French Quarter
But, even though the two are not on the
same political terms, they are on speaking
terms, and were seen last week politely
Van Ooteghem. by the way, informs the
MOUTH that Ed (Lou Grant) Asner. a
died-in-the-wool Democrat, sent the Van
Ooteghem election campaign a $200
Gary was seeking the Republican
nomination for Harris County Treasurer,
but lost to incumbant Henry Kriegel
Dignity, the gay Catholic organization,
celebrated its eighth anniversary last
Sunday. David Decker, president of the
local chapter, gives us some background on
how Dignity first started.
He says a group of gay Catholics in 1972
or 1973 organized, at first calling
themselves Dignity, but later changing the
name to Integrity/Houston when it was
discovered they were not properly affiliated
with the national organization of Dignity.
Then, in 1974, another group of gay
Catholics were granted a charter from the
national group, and thus the "official"
Dignity chapter was started
Meanhile, Integrity/Houston stopped
being strictly a religious group and became
more of a political group. Later they became
incorporated as an educational group and
changed names again, this time to
Interact/Houston. This was done to avoid
confusion with still another group,
Episcopal/Integrity. You see. in other cities,
the local chapter of gay Episcopalians are
known as Integnty/what-ever-city, but that
name was already taken in Houston by the
"original" Dignity group.
But, alas, the name Integrity/Houston
was finally acquired June 1 by the gay
In future issues of the VOICE, when we
say Integrity/Houston, we'll now be
referring to the gay Episcopalians, not the
educational forum now known as
Interact/Houston that used to be a political
group known as Integrity/Houston that
used to be a religious group known as
Got it clear?
Black and White Men Together together
with the Montrose Sports Association, is
staging a carnival on "Juneteenth Day,"
which is (for you that don't speak the
language) June 19th.
And remember, for more info on BWMT,
MSA or any group in our city, just call the
Gay Switchboard. 529-3211, evenings.
The final public meeting of the Gay Pride
Week Committee is Sunday at Kindred
Spirits, 2:30 p.m.
Larry Bagneris John Kirk and the dozens
of others who have worked their tails off for
this year's 11-day holiday invite you out.
The City of Houston VD Buggy will be at
Midtowne Spa tonight (Friday), 9pm-1am,
for free blood tests—plus tests for
gonorrhea and hepatitis-B