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Montrose Voice, No. 294, June 13, 1986 - File 004. 1986-06-13. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1379/show/1353.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 294, June 13, 1986
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Claude, Ken
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date June 13, 1986
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 004
Transcript JUNE 13, 1986/MONTROSE VOICE 3 Cable to Show MCC's Video II II I S T 0 \ Ii I V l H \ H The story of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, "God, Gays and the Gospel," has been scheduled to be shown on Storer Cable Channel 22 on Monday, June 16, and again Monday, June 23, with both showings at 9:00 p.m. The film is presented by the Rev. Troy Perry, founder and moderator of the Universal Fellowship, who parallels the growth of the gay rights movement with that of the UFMCC, and also presents a simple message: that it is possible to be both gay and Christian, an MCCR spokesman said. Storer Cable, which serves Houston east of 1-45, is airing the one- hour documentary on its public access channel. Negotiations are also underway with the Warner Amex system, which serves primarily West Houston (including Montrose), said MCCR's Len Shelton, who coordinatd the airing of the film with Storer. "I encourage those people in the community who live in an area services by Storer Cable to share the film with their friends who don't, by either taping the flim or inviting them over for one of the two showings," Shelton said. "I'm especially happy about the dates we have arranged, which fall during the celebration of Gay Pride Week," he said. LIBERTY IS IX OIR GRASP What They're Saying Is Not True By Ray Hill Hoard member, Houston Cay Pride Week Committee Houston has received a lot of national attention since Gay Pride Week 1985. We are the city where Louie, Baptist ministers and the Klu Klux Klan run the politics; where upper-middle class matrons make daily trips to the bread lines because oil can be had for only $17 a barrel; and where the police stalk people with AIDS like hunting game, right? Wrong! Nor have gay men and lesbians been hitchhiking out of town with cardboard suitcases. But you would get that impression from the media these days. Truth is: Louie deserved and got his ass kicked; Baptist minsters and the Klan are considered the clowns they deserve to be; and Houston was built on $5 a barrel oil, so a price three times that can't be too bad. Further, only Houston police had enough sense to call the gay community for help in coping with problems they could not handle. As for the cardboard suitcases, they are more likely to be good leather and they are coming in to help us celebrate Gay Pride Week 1986. I'm getting a little tired of being the forgotten minority, theinvisible people, and among those fearful. We are a remarkable people. For centuries we survived by hiding, being secretive about our orientation. We have been crucified, burned at the stake, beaten, murdered, and thrown in prison. I once met with five men sentenced to life under the pre-1974 Texas Sodomy Statute and the Habitual Criminal Act, two of them lovers, for the multiple convictions of sex with each other. In spite of all that, our contributions to art, science, government, education, business, liberty and peace have been well-documented. From Michelangelo lying on his back painting his friends into the ceiling ofthe Sistine Chapel, to Dag Hammarskjold's mailing his companion a letter as he boarded a plane in Africa that crashed an hour later. From Socrates the first teacher, to the father of modern education, to Sgt. Leonard Matlovitch teaching Air Force personnel how to cure racism. We are a courageous, selfless people who have given gen erously of ourselves to improve the world that seemed to hate us. It is no surprise to me that the only woman remembered in her own right from ancient Greece, Sappho, is our sister, nor is the commanding character of Gertrude Stein or that of her beloved Alice any surprise. We are not the scum those clowns have been calling us. We do not have to lie for money like the Baptist preachers who attack us or hide behind sheets like the Klan. We are a good and responsible people who have risen to the challenges of our community in our time. We have much to celebrate. We deserve the attention and the mutual support we plan to express this Gay Pride Week. "Liberty is in our grasp." We need only stand with each other as we reach out and take it. Set yourself free, and bring your freedom for others to celebrate at the events of this Gay Pride Week. Seventeen years ago a handful of punks and drag queens decided they had been pushed around too long and took a stand on Christopher Street in New York. Four days later SHOW YOUR PRIDE by flying flags for the summer, holidays and festivals U.S., Texas, Houston Sesquicentennial, Rainbow Strips, Statue of Liberty Flags, to name a few Come in and visit our showroom M-K Sat 8:30-5 10-3 International Flag Company 2700 Stanford — Houston, TX 77006 529-FLAG dA STEVE D. MARTINEZ, MD. INTERNAL MEDICINE INFECTIOUS DISEASES SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES A1DS/KS DIAGNOSIS OPEN MON.. TUES.. WED.. FRI. 8AM-5:30PM OPEN THURS., SAT. 8-30AM-12NOON Twelve Oaks Tower 4126 Southwest Frwy #1000 Houston, TX 77027 621-7771 they had won because they were right. As we celebrate in Houston 1986, know that we will win, because we are right. There have been setbacks and there will be more, but our cause is just, our goals are reasonable, and togather liberty is in our grasp. It's Not Too Late for Parade Entries Joe Wilson, Houston Gay Pride Week Committee treasurer, says it is is not too late for entries in this year's parade. There are presently 33 entries, he said, with a heavier percentage of non-professional entries, due in part to Houston's sagging economy. "However, original nonprofessional entries are always encouraged and show much creativity and enthusiasm," Wilson said. The last parade committee meeting, and the last chance to register an entry, will be Thursday, June 26. Meanwhile, another resignation has been tendered to the Gay Pride Week Committee, an organization already beleaguered by eight resignations last month. Tony Vega, member ofthe parade coordination committee of HGPW, claimed "irreconcilable differences" with Wilson. He added that while he did not consider himself a quitter, conditions were unacceptable for the two to continue to work together. Vega also claimed that the bulk of the parade work has been done and that his successor should have few problems. "I hated to seem him resign. I enjoyd working with him and I thank Tony for all the work he has done in years past," said Wilson. Wilson also cited a difference of opinion between the two over handling of HGPW funds. Ray Hill, HGPW board member, acknowledged Vega's past work as a volunteer and wished him well in future endeavors.
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