June 24,1983/Montrose Voice 3
Dallas Gay Pride
Gay Pride Week in Dallas began the weekend of June 17-19 with its annual parade,
concerts and contests.
Approximately 150 people gathered Friday at the Oak Lawn Library, where a
candlelight march began.
An arts and crafts fair on Cedar Springs
at Throckmorton alongside the Crossroads Market kicked off Saturday's activities.
Razzle Dazzle Dallas, one ofthe largest
Gay Pride Week events in the state, highlighted Saturday. Held in the Centennial
Building at Fair Park, it included dancing,
a laser-light show and numerous booths
from many local groups and businesses.
The Sunday parade was shadowed with
controversy because the Gay Pride Association originally decided to exclude the
Dallas Tavern Guild's float.
Citing the Round-Up Saloon's door policy as the reason to refuse the Tavern
Guild's participation, the Gay Pride Association refused to alter their decision until
Friday morning, June 17.
When asked why the Gay Pride Association changed its decision, its president
Jim O'Connor responded that they had
received pressure from several outside
sources to alter the judgement. O'Connor
would not elaborate on who the "outside
According to Richard Montogomery,
general manager of the Round-Up
Saloons in Dallas and Austin, Don Baker,
former president of the Dallas Gay
Alliance, had "urged" the association to
alter its decision.
The rally held in Lee Park after the
parade was Btarted by music from the Oak
Lawn Symphonic Band. Speakers
included Dan Bradley, co-chair of the
National Human Rights Campaign;
Mariam Ben Shalom, a lesbian feminist
from Wisconsin; and others.
Oak Lawn Symphonic Band in Sunday's parade
The Rally at Lee Park following the parade
The Roman, 2602 Whitney, corner of Pacific
and Whitney, cordially invites you to A Haircut
for AIDS on Saturday. June 25 from Sam to
Bpm, No appointment is necessary. The $10
requested donation for the haircut goes to
benefit KS/AIDS research or victim services
So make it more than a haircut, make it a contribution as well.
The Gay Hispanic Organizations of Houston
invite the gay community to a Hispanic Culture
Evening on June 24, Friday at the Memorial
Park Motel, 50 Waugh Dr. at 8:00 p.m. "Cele-
bracion NO. 1, 1983" will feature 18 Hispanic
countries represented by Chelo y Su Tropical
Yamayel, The Great Pretenders, female impersonators, Folkloric Dancers and Jamie Chapa
It's semi-formal, $3 and there will be a dance
following the performers.
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The Montrose Clinic must once again
announce an hour change. The clinic will no
longer be open during the day, but will resume
regular hours from 6:00-9:30 p.m. Monday
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Baja's will be closed for remodeling starting
Monday and will reopen July 1—as an exciting
new entertainment concept
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Kindred Spirits announces a Monday Night
Pool Tournament each week at 5245 Buffalo
Speedway. It's a $2 entry and time is 8:30-
11 pm. Kindred also offers free C&W dance lessons to women the first Monday of each month
Moving Right Along Garage, a woman-owned
and operated garage (a first for the city) is now
open and ready to repair your vehicles. They
specialize in tune-ups and air conditioning
work on most cars. Right now they are only
there on Saturdays, but can be reached at 663-
VD screenings will be conducted at the Ranch,
662016 S. Main, this Sunday, June 25. 8pm-
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Congrats to the Montrose Cloggers who were
asked to perform at a special appearance for
the cast party of Leonard Bernstein's new
opera, which premiered in Houston June 17.
The party was at the Four Seasons Hotel; the
western Cloggers added some class to the
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"The Naked Civil Servant" will be shown on
Channel 8 at 9pm this Saturday, followed by an
interview of Quinten Crisp with Dick Cavett at
10:30 p.m. If you can't be home, set the VCR for
On June 28, this Tuesday, Integrity will have a
chapter eucharist and a guest speaker from
Gay Men with Straight Wives at the Autry
House, 6265 Main at 7:30 p.m.
Also this will be integrity's first year to have a
float in the Gay Pride Parade
For information on NOW's activities during
and after Gay Pride Week, call 921-1175.
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The Greater Montrose Business Guild is distributing maps of Montrose to aid out-of-towners
are various spots in the area. Look for these
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Monuments and Landscapes, a New Public Art
has opened at the Mcintosh/Drysdale Gallery,
2008 Peden. Hours are 11am-5pm Tuesday
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A Place in the Sun at Gracielynn Gallery. 704
Fairview, will host poets Anthony Bradley and
Ken Dayringer in a program of their works on
this Tuesday, June 28. at 7pm Admission is $1
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Visual inventions will be featured at there's
never e'nuff at 4309 Montrose on Saturday,
June 25, all day. Party, party.