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Montrose Voice, No. 152, September 23, 1983 - File 009. 1983-09-23. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 24, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1601/show/1580.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 152, September 23, 1983
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date September 23, 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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Title File 009
Transcript 8 MONTROSE VOICE / SEPT. 23, 1983 British Anxiety-Ridden Over AIDS International Gay News Agency LONDON—Fear of catching AIDS is causing more harm in Britain than the disease itself. People are literally worrying themselves sick with little reason and may need psychiatric help, says doctors and voluntary workers. People are so frightened by newspaper and television reports of the disease that one London hospital alone, St. Mary's of Paddington, has reported hundreds of patients suffering from AIDS-related anxiety, some to the point of being suicidal. Three cases of "severe psychiatric illness with fear of AIDS as the dominate feature" were reported last month in the British Medical Journal by Dr. Jonathan Weber and Dr. David Goldmeier of St. Mary's. All were unable to work because they feared they might pass on the disease. None had any of the physical abnormalities associated with AIDS, of which there are only 14 confirmed cases in Britain. The anxiety cases were the following: A 35-year-old academic was in good health until he watched a Horizon documentary on AIDS. He then developed "an irrational conviction that he was incubating AIDS and complained of night sweats, weight loss and malaise." Although he was a sexually active homosexual, he had no high-risk factors, such as intravenous drug abuse, (intimate) contact with an AIDS patient or history of sexual contact in the USA. A 40-year-old gay man "developed an acute agitated depression" after reading a newspaper article. He still does not completely accept that he is not suffering from AIDS. A heterosexual man, 30, who claimed he was sexually assaulted by a homosexual man six months earlier, watched a video recording of the Horizon program about AIDS more than 30 times and developed an intense anxiety that he had the disease. Worst hit by this new stress syndrome are gay males, responding to reports that they are most at risk from the disease. Tony Whitehead of the Terrence Hig- gins Trust, a London-based organization set up to fund AIDS research and support sufferers, said: "Very often people are simply being sensible and checking just what the risks are and what they can do to reduce them. But where you have people who haven't accepted their sexuality, the combination of guilt feelings, scare- mongering reports and general anxiety can be explosive." Not all anxiety-ridden people are gay men, however. Gay Switchboard has had frantic calls from grandmothers who fear they may catch the disease after learning their grandsons are gay. One married woman telephoned a hospital to ask if there was any chance her husband might be secretly bisexual and pass AIDS on to her. Mexico Publishes New Gay Newspaper International Gay News Agency Despite opposition from authorities and what many say is a homophobic culture, gay people in Mexico City are putting out a regular newspaper called Nuevo Ambiente. The 16-page tabloid keeps Mexican gay men and lesbians abreast of international happenings, as well as aware of the gay liberation movement in their own country. The publication is published by Grupo Lambda who hope to receive subscriptions from Spanish-reading people outside Mexico. Yearly subscriptions outside Mexico are $8 (U.S.) for seven issues. Subscriptions are available from Nuevo Ambiente, Aoartade-PfWtal 73-13Q, M«xico 12, D.F., Mexico. The Pink Rose of Texas The vines of Texas are upon us... almost. The Lone Star state now boasts 13 commercial wineries and predictions are that 10,000 acres of grapes will be in production within 10 years, reports the New York Times. The only sour note comes from a marketing consultant hired by the University of Texas. Carl Blonkvist told them: "Keep the word 'Texas' off the label." The consultant said, "I'm a Texan. I'd like to see a picture of the state on the bottle. But the bitter fact is that if you ask 100 people about it, you'll get (strange) smiles from 95 of them." HIGH RISE LIVING IS AFFORDABLE! The EXECUTIVE HOUSE at 230 West Alabama is having its Fall Move-In Special. For this month our prices have dropped: Unfurnished Efficiency Apartments $375 Unfurnished One Bedroom Apartments $475 EXECUTIVE HOUSE offers: • Paid Utilities • Security Building • Dry Sauna • Covered Parking Garage • Sun Deck • Gymnasium • Swimming Pool • Free Cable Television • Laundry Facilities EXECUTIVE HOUSE is 2 blocks from Main Street, 3 blocks from Westheimer and 4 blocks from Montrose. We are close to everything in the Montrose area. Call 529-8707 for appointment Take off with Eastern and land on Broadway. Introducing Eastern's I Love New York at Night Show Tours. (Includes Advance Theatre Ticket Purchase) From the cozy off-Broadway theaters to the shining lights on the Great White Way, the stars come out every night on stage in New York City. And now you can experience all the excitement of live theater and lively New York City for less than you can imagine. Call your Travel Agent, or Eastern Airlines at 738-8615 in Houston for complete details. Then take off for Broadway. e Americans favorite way to fly
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