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Montrose Voice, No. 164, December 16, 1983 - File 020. 1983-12-16. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 10, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/143/show/137.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 164, December 16, 1983
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Hyde, Robert
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date December 16, 1983
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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Transcript Still Looking By Tom Dolan There I was in my '65 VW, rubber tipping my gums as instructed by my periodontist, rocking the car forward and back, waiting for the light to change, when who should pull up next to me but Dirk, my steady, the only almost-constant in my life. I rolled down my window and hollered, "Hey, Dirk! Where ya goin'?" "I'm on my way to the Gondola. Wanna meet me there?" "Sure," I said. The Gondola is an Italian restaurant offering two meals for the price of one on Thursday nights. No sooner had we given our order to the waitress, "Two cannellonis, please," than the trouble started. "Would you like to come over for quiche tomorrow night?" Dirk asked. "Gee, I'm sorry, Dirk. I have other plans." My friend looked stricken. "Are you seeing somebody else?" he asked. "I have the feeling no matter what I say, I'm in trouble," I said. "I'd rather not answer questions about tomorrow night." "You're going to have sex with him, aren't you?" he said. "I have no idea," I replied. "You're open to it, aren't you?" "I can't rule it out," I said, beginning to squirm. "What kind of work does he do?" asked Dirk. "He's an artist." "You're susceptible to artists." "I'm susceptible to men," I said. "Is he good-looking?" "I'm not answering any more questions," I said, as two steaming plates of cannelloni arrived at our table. "They smell great!" I crowed. "I can't eat," said Dirk. "What do you mean you can't eat?" I said. "I'm too upset." "If you choose to be upset, that's your business. I'm going to enjoy my cannelloni," I said, digging in. "I don't know how you can sit there sucking up cannelloni under these circumstances," said Dirk. "If you don't ease up, I'm going to have indigestion. Would that make you happy?" "Yes." "Listen, stupid, we love each other," I said. "Let's not be miserable." "If you love me so much, why are you seeing this other guy?" "It's important for me not to feel owned. I'm tired of the compulsory Friday night fuck." "You're hurting me," he said. "You're hurting yourself. Peripheral relationships can enhance the primary one." "Bullshit!" "One man's bullshit is another man's wisdom. Anyway, I'm not going to marry this guy." "You don't know that," he said. "You're right," I admitted. "But what makes you think I'm going to run off?" "I just feel it," he said. "Your feelings areoff the wall. But if you choose to create a purple monster, go right ahead! It will be amusing." "Amusing?" "Allow me to embellish the fantasy. This guy is an Adonis. As soon as he steps into my apartment, we plunge into bed and stay locked in an obscene embrace 'til dawn, when we pack our suitcases and head for Niagara Falls." Bald Men Superior Real men don't have hair. Author William Taylor claims in Tidbits Magazine that baldies are sexier and more ambitious. He believes chromedomes are superior because they're further along the evolutionary ladder than lower forms, such as apes or guys with harr: Says he, "It's- precisely' a man's rriale- ness that makes him bald." DEC. 16, 1983 / MONTROSE VOICE 19 Commentary "That's enough," he said. "I'm sorry," I said. "Well," said Dirk, "you got what you wanted," one of his favorite expressions. "So did you," I chimed as if on cue. "I guess this is it," he said with the aire of a 19th century tragedian. "Not again?' I said with mock surprise, sucking up the last of my cannelloni. "I didn't think it would happen so soon," said Dirk, "I'm not ready for it" He hastened to add, "I think I'm going to freak out." I used to attract guys that liked to watch Saturday morning cartoons. Now I attract guys that cry. "I'm going to cry," announced Dirk. "Please don't cry in the cannelloni. You'll ruin it," I said. "That's not funny," he said, choking up. "I should have said I was working late at the office." "You've ruined my evening," he said. "You're not exactly making mine," I said, adding "I'm sure you'll devour that cannelloni as soon as you get it home." "How can you be so cruel and heartless?" "I'm only being honest. Honesty is a powerful aphrodisiac." "So is love. Can we negotiate this thing?" asked Dirk. "Sure," I said. "Let's start with the premise that you're manipulative and I'm paranoid." "Who's manipulative?" "You are. That's why we have so many conflicts," I said. "We do not?' he screamed as heads turned. "Don't you ever say that!" Glaring at his untouched food, Dirk continued. "You're making a big mistake." "I know," I lied. "I love mistakes. They're wonderful opportunities for personal growth." "I can't stand the thought of sharing your body with another man," he said. "Then think about something else," I said, adding unnecessarily, "Half a loaf is better than none." "That does it! You're hopeless." "Shut up," I said. "I will if you will," said Dirk. 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