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Title Montrose Voice, No. 460, August 18, 1989
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date August 18, 1989
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript ■ RIDAY. AUGUST IB, 1989 .' MONTROSE VOICE : 3-tt 3fflemoru (Bi... Report calls for action against gay youth suicide —Ray Tackelson December 7, 1958—August 15, 1989 Ray Tackelson died al home in Montrose 8/15/89 from complica- A report just released hy the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Ta.sk Force on Youth Suicide acknowledges that lesbian and gay youth are at increased risk for suicide and calls for "an end to discrimination against youths on the basis of such characteristics as disability, sexual orientation and financial status." The report, prepared under former DHHS Secretary Otis R. Bowen, was completed in January 1989 but did not receive publication until this past week. The four volume document identifies risk factors for youth suicide, reviews prevention activities, and defines strategies for the future. "According to research discussed in the DHHS report, suicide is the lead inn cause of death among lesbian, gay and other sexual minority youth," said Kevin Berrill, director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's anti-violence project. The increased risk of suicide facing these youth is linked to growing up in a society that teaches them to hide and hate themselves. We welcome this report and hope it will lead to action that will save lives." The DHHS report reflects the findings and recommendations of three HM.H conferences sponsored hy the Secretary's Tiisk Force on Youth Suicide. Al the urging of NGLTF and other organisations, representatives of gay and gay affirmative groups, including Parents and Friends of lesbians and Gays and San Francisco's Community Against Violence, were invited to the conferences. "All of us who participated at these events spoke forcefully of the need to deal with the gay youth suicide issue head on," said Berrill. The final report also features approximately 50 papers commissioned by the DHHS Task Force on Youth Suicide, including papers on lesbian and gay youth suicide by Paul Gibson, I.CSW and Joseph Harry, Ph.D. Gibson's paper described suicide as the "leading cause ofdeath among gay male, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual youth," and concluded that lesbian and gay youth "may comprise up to 30 percent of completed suicides annually. "Dr. Harry's paper concluded that "homosexuals of both sexes are two to six times more likely tout- tempt suicide than are heterosexu- In a section focusing on prevention and interventions, the report stated that "mental health and youth service agencies can provide acceptance and support for young homosexuals, train their personnel on gay issues, and provide appropriate gay adult role models Schools can protect gay youth from abuse from their peers and provide accurate information about homosexuality in health curricula. Families should accept their child and work toward educating themselves about the development and nature of homosexuality." Copies ofthe four volume report of the DHHS Secretary's Task Force on Youth Suicidecost $45 andean be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Mo ".IDS He leaves his parents. Irvin and Kalhy Tackelson. of Brook Park. Mr, his sisters Brenda Tackelson, Karen Carlson and brother David Carlson. He will be missed by his many friends in Houston, by his roommate Carmen Pollock, his longtime friend Skip Andressen and his buddy, Charlie Pitre. A memorial will be held in celebration of his hie. at the Rothko Chapel reflecting pool, August 19, 1989 at So You Plant Your Own Gardens And Decorate Your Own Soul Instead Of Waiting For Someone To Bring You Flowers. And You Learn That You Really Can Endure That You Really Are Strong And You Really Do Have Worth. Handicapped club From EC. BRYANT My name Is B.C. Bryant, and I have Cerebral Palsy I am interested in getting a social organization started for physi- csJly handicapped people like myself. Because I don't drink or smoke or go out to bars. I have very few social contacts. If anyone else with a handicap Is Interested in starting a group like this, I am Interested In hearing from you. Please write to me at 939 Cheny Springs Dr, Houston 77038 The Montrose Voice Rothko Chapel's Universal Youth Declaration Aug. 26 A new human rights declaration, the 1989 Universal Youth Declaration, will be presented at a special program at 6:00 pm Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Rothko Chapel. The program is free an open to the public. The declaration was voted on by the International Youth Convention, which met in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France July 16-23. The convention was organized by AD'89 (the Association for the Declaration of Aug 26, 1989) as a special event to celebrate the Bicentennial of the French Revolution. In October, 1988, the Rothko Chapel held a one day workshop on "Ilie Perceptions of Human Rights Issues by Young Americans!' The outcome was two—fold. Four young Americans participated in the December, 1988, conference on "Human Rights and the Disadvantaged" in Paris, and the Houston commission of AD'89 was created. AD'89, formed In France in 1986, stated as its objective to right a new, updated declaration of the rights of man for 1989 The new declaration would be adapted to modern scientific progress and international and social changes. The process involved groups of young people discussing contem- poraiy human rights issues to draft articles for the declaration. The members of AD'89 Houston met regularly to prepare a draft of the issues that concern them today. Out of this group, University of Houston students M.K. Aaref, Blanca Neve, Amalia Pallares and Barry Reese, and Leo White of the University of St. Thomas, were U.S representatives at the youth convention in Strasbourg. The program at the chapel will be followed by a reception at the Menil Collection. -Legal clinic AIDS Foundation-Houston and the Houston Bar Association will conduct a free legal clinic for PWAs and PWARCs from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the Montrose branch, Houston Public Library at 4100 Montrose. The clinic will provide ance in the preparation of wills, living wills, powers of attorney and designation of guardians. There will be a brief discussion of legal Issues specific to PWA/ PWARCs, followed by individual consultation with an attorney. The attorney will gather the information to prepare the neceesajy legal documents "It Is Important to note!' said attorney John Paul Barnich, AFH opening board chair, "that even If a person group's new home, Napoli said, has previously executed a power of The coalition is seeking volun- attorney, changes in the probate teers to operate Its community '..splay -.go Quilt panel to sign i The public ofthe legislature drop-in make those powers of attorney invalid, and clients will which conform to those changes!' For more Information on the legal clinic, contact the foundation at 623-6796. Montrose Neighborhood Events invited to the grand the Coalition at 522-5428 or come thefaciUtiesandthe by the office at 1475 West Gray. —Choice Coalition The Choice Coalition, an alliance of seven Houston organizations, will sponsor a pro-choice i-nlly in Sam Houston Park from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 ajn. on Saturday. Aug. 26. The date Is the 69th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to during the day from 8:00 am. to 5:30 p.m. Volunteers are also needed for the evenings, as services are hoped to be expanded to 10:00 pm. Monday through Friday, Napoli said. The -PWA Coalition The coalition was formed in re- household goods sponse to the Supreme Court rul- program. office/ ing July 3 in the "Webster vs. Re- The People With AIDS Coalition- computer/Information line, productive Health Services" case. Houston will hold an open house fundraising activities and Nauti- The "Webster" ruling overturned at their new offices from 7:00 to lus*xercise programs also need the right to choice by giving states 9:00 pm. on Monday, Aug. 81. The volunteers, and volunteer drivers legislative authority over abortion PWA Coalition is now located In are needed for the transportation issues. the Metropolitan Multi-Service program with American red Cross Representatives of steering Center at 1475 West Gray. and Bering Care Center - — committee organizations are urg- "When the Coalition was forced The PWA Coalition's volunteer ing other groups and individuals to move from 800 Rosine, Vince training does not require extended involved with human rights to at- Ryan's office assisted us In renting weekend sessions, Napoli noted, tend and support the event. space at the Multi Service CenteiV Training consists of one evening, said Bill Napoli, president of the with in service updates as needed coalition. "Since that time, we have A six month commitment Is asked signed a one year lease which in- of volunteers. eludes three offices and the com- For more Information on volun- munlty drop-In room]' teering, or for an application, call The steering organizations are the National Organization for Woman (HOW), Planned Parenthood of Houston, National Council of Jewish Women, Harris County Women's Political Caucus, Ameri can Association of University Women, Texas Abortion Rights Action league and the American Civil Liberties Union. Represent* of the groups report collectively receiving thousands of phone calls from individuals who are outraged by the Webster decision. "It was like an explosion of out- ciy from people who took for granted their basic human rights to privacy and reproductive freedom;' said Lewie Tyler of the HCWTC of the post-Webster phone calls to women's groups. Tyler Is steering committee chair for the rally. "(The rally) will give these people who feel frustrated and isolated an opportunity to see that they are not alone, that southeast Ttexas Is indeed for choice, and to channel pro-choice energy into votes ...' Tyler said. Persons interested in participating in or contributing to the event may ceil 628-6673 or write The Choice Coalition, PO Box 272304, Houston 77277-2034. —Quilt panel Names Project Houston has announced that a panel, to be displayed along with the AIDS Memorial Quilt In Washington, D.C, will be available for Individuals to sign in names of departed loved ones In Houston over the next six weeks. Created try Pete Martinez, the panel will be displayed in Washington the weekend of Oct. 5-8. This week, the panel can be Signed at the Galleon at 9:00 pm. on Aug. 21; Past Time at 8:00 p.m on Aug. 22; Ri'Marks at 6:00 p.m. on Aug. 23; Mother's at 8:00 p.m on Aug. 26 and the Ripcord at 8:00 p.m. on Aug. 26. In Assyro-Babylonian mythology ISHTAR was a very unique lady, goddess of both the morning and the evening. Enigmatic was an appropriate description: a mysterious riddle. On August 26th The ISHTAR Gallery will open its doors to the public. It promises, like the mysterious goddess that it takes its name from, to be something very different and very special. ISHTAR Gallery is a Montrose Community Business, supporting local talented artists and shall donate a portion of each sale made back to the community. The gallery will be open: Ttlcs-Thurs nam to 7pm Friday nam to 9pm Saturday nam to 6pm (Closed Sunday 6 Monday) 70S Stude^
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