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Houston Voice, No. 825, August 16, 1996 - File 003. 1996-08-16. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/17028/show/16997.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 825, August 16, 1996
Contributor
  • Bell, Deborah Moncrief
Publisher Window Media
Date August 16, 1996
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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 003
Transcript 2 HOUSTON VOICE / AUGUST 16, 1996 ^•^ Get REAdy For ^^^ Miss Camp AvibRJCA FollybAll Fest AT SouiIherm DecacIence *«<*«& }ewel Wiai ycuiiw (m tie yeuitm, Winded Hours 9:00-6:00pM M-F 10:00-6:00dm Sat v^.^PEciAliziNq |N i ClosEd StNdAy 'SS & ExTENSioM* 2404 TaFt 525-5557 TEXAS AIR, INC. TACL A00610C Air Conditioning & Heating Specialists oofY /icon rao%finanoing OOU ^0a£\7 (upon Approval) ■HI ALL WORK FULLY GUARANTEED m, VISA W'uiiil. WM$i?Z;Proix$y Serving OUR Community Over 12 Years! ^ip' ,c.;sK..ai> ^dividual -Group .Couples •Famtly 522-7014 _r di JACK-UN MARGARET U> & ASSOC*"* , „5Sa- - • -■ 3teeSC aiflEBAO .HOHnwe^T^TOoa '*'N I "EXTLOSrVE! IT WILL MAKE SPARKS FLY! Hats off to Jeffrey Wright." "Fascinating! an accomplished and engrossing spectacle! Jeffrey Wright gives a vivid performance. Dennis Hopper provides ace color." "AN EXCEPTIONAL FILM! Jeffrey Wright is magnetic. Christopher Walken is mesmeric." 'BASQUIAT' DEFIES EXPECTATIONS!" "An incredibly cool cast!" ARTS F"Ft I DAY ^'-A _ . — . m im ■«— ■imuaiuiH- / VOCE MAIL V Letters to the Editor Loving Your New Voice to Us FROM KASEY KING Dear Deborah, It is incredible that you are back available to us out here in the suburbs with your wit and humor and seriousness and availability to your "family." I am so glad to be hearing you through your words that I had to jot a note. I have missed you on Lesbian and Gay Voices and have let you know that numerous times. Oh how wonderful that you and this newspaper struck a cord together. Your voice is once again out there to your fans and I'm glad. I heard your interview on the show last Thursday. Love Nancy Ford's new column. She really gave B. a hoot to talk about for months to come at the Janis Ian concert. B. could have died a thousand deaths to be outted there. I thought it was great. We have come so far since our first encounter. Thanks for hanging in Houston and getting back into the community spotlight. You have lifted the Voice to a nice high. I did not like it much as some other papers until you took over. Now I look forward to each issue. I only wish it reached out here in the burbs. Any chance??? The Houston Press does now and with the probable annexation ofthe area I think you should consider dropping it off out here. There are women who love women out here and even a few men who love men, what are the chances?????? Here's good things to you, let's not lose contact. EDITOR'S NOTE: Kasey, Great to hear from you—I'm so glad you like the Voice and the work we are doing. Your continuing support means a lot to me. Arrange- ■ ments can be made to have a distribution point in your area if a friendly business can be found or if there is a group that meets in the area that might want to he a "pickup " place .—db We Get Kudos FROM SAMUEL THOMPSON KUDOS to you and your publication for printing the guest editorial by Martina Cartwright in the August 9, 1996 issue!! " Through my own personal experiences as well as discussion with peers and my own research, I too have found that the issues of racism and sexism have not truly been dealt with by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community. Although solutions have been found in the forming of separate organizations for those who have been "slighted," it is obvious that as our community moves into the next millennium these issues must be addressed, not solely for purposes of creating "a more unified front," but also for the greater purpose of consciousness-raising and changing. It is my hope that your publication will continue the discussion of these issues in the future. EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks, Samuel, we shall .— db Re; The Avondale Civic Association FROM RICK EHRLICH For those readers unfamiliar with the name, this is the Montrose area civic group whose borders include the strip of lower Westheimer. The vast majority of Montrose residents and businesses will agree that this area has been plaguedj^k for 15 years by blight, street crime^^ vagrants/loiterers, trash, and while Houston recovered from the oil crash years, this strip did not really recover much, as much as all of us want it. Recently the Avondale Association and other local associations voted to request the HPD's cooperation in a brief effort to reduce the number of vagrants, derelicts, hookers/hustlers and street drug dealers from our beloved Montrose area neighborhood. As there is no city penalty for loitering, HPD can only do this effectively by a "zero tolerance" campaign; for example, the derelict loiters with no risk, but when he steps into the street, he is stopped for jay walking-HPD runs hij^fe name in the computer, and as many of the^^ street types are ex-cons or current fugitives, there may be outstanding bench warrants against them. By this means, HPD is able to get them out of the Montrose area. It definitely has had a helpful effect. I understand there were several unfortunate unintended situations where a legitimate resident or business patron was stopped and/or questioned by HPD for jaywalking, or other technical minor infraction. Hopefully the affected individuals will not mind too much, recognizing it as a minor side affect ofthe greater, worthwhile effort. As some of these unfortunate incidents occurred near the cluster of gay bars (J.R.'s. etc.), some constrrued it as an anti-gay effort. We should strongly emphasize to all that the program was supposed to help all the legitimate residents and patrons of our area. We embarked on this as a unified neighborhood effort. If some of those unfortunate instances were among gay individuals, we must stand united in our sincerity thai this was very much unintended. We must resolve together that if we can achieve reductions in the number of hooker/ hustlers on our streets, it benefits the legitimate gay community just as much as others in the area; if it results in less vagrants hanging around (as a crime risk, because most of them are ex-cons, and as a visual blight element because they make our neighborhood look trashy), it helps all residents and patrons. It is disappointing to hear anyone, including the usually thoughtful activist Ray Hill, say that the effort was anti-gay, because I^k believe with all my heart that this is not so.^P Following the conclusion of the effort, if it again is a problem, I hope the Associations will have the unified resolve to vote to request the zero tolerance campaign by HPD again. The best of civic associations have differing opinions within their memberships, and the Avondale is improving in membership and thoughtful dialogue. I hope io see more business and residential neighbors at the future meetings where this type of effort is debated and voted. Personally, I'll vote for this program^ and encourage all to join in because it helps our whole Montrose area. EDITOR'S NOTE: Mike Springer was^ the author ofthe letter that appeared last^m week regarding Avondale. He had askecl that his address not be used and inadvertently his name was left off as well —db Houston Voice Help WAVtteb Advertising Professional with proven record of success wanted to carve out new territory in Greater Houston Market for weekly Gay publication. Commission basis. Must be aggressive and have a positive attitude. Call Deborah Bell at 529-8490.
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