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Title Montrose Voice, No. 139, June 24, 1983
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date June 24, 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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Title File 011
Transcript 10 Montrose voice / June 24,1983 Dateline S.F. Foot in Mouth By Randy Alfred San Francisco city Supervisor Harry Britt spoke to the May 21 commemoration ofthe 1979 White Night Riots as dusk settled at City Hall. Britt opened inauspiciously, before he got to the issue of the lenient five-year prison term assassin Dan White is serving for the 1978 slayings of Supervisor Harvey Milk (whom Britt succeeded) and Mayor George Moscone. (May 21 was the fourth anniversary of the manslaughter verdict in the case.) "Right now I'm getting cold," Britt started. "So if you will all snuggle up a little closer together. I'm going to cut my little closer together, thing quite short." As the crowd snickered and hooted, he hastily added, "I hope Channel 7 has gone." NAIL ON HEAD: Britt had some interesting observations when he recovered, however: "Five years after that riot, when we thought the world had maybe caught some glimpse of the injustice done against lesbians and gay men, not only are the archbisop, the National Council of Churches, the Episcopal bishop, all ofthe so-called moral leaders ofthe city still protecting the world against queers, but the cops are wearing gas masks to protect against people who have AIDS, CBS is still portraying us as a sinister force out to destroy everything good about the United States of America, and I do not see the same kind of outcry against Archbishop Quinn and his homophobic statements that I see against Dan White, even from our alleged best friends in city government. "As black people have had to learn that just hating the Ku Klux Klan ain't enough, but that racism is everywhere and will be there until the black experience is expressed so effectively that it goes away, we have got to learn that it's not enough to hate Dan White. We have got to deal with the mainstream homophobia in our media, in our church leadership, and in our government, or we are never going to be safe in this society." AIDS CONSPIRACY? "For the first time, the theory that has been bandied about has appeared in print with some elaboration, and, in a non-gay newspaper," pioneer gay-rights activist Bob Basker wrote me when he forwarded an editorial from People's World, the Communist Party newspaper. Writing in the May 7 issue, Carl Bloice noted the suspicion that AIDS is related to swine fever and reiterated the Cuban charge that the outbreak of the fever there a few years ago was a U.S. (and probably CIA) action. Since then, swine fever, though under control in Cuba, has broken out elsewhere in the Caribbean where public health and sanitation levels are low. One such place, Blice wrote, is Haiti. Haitian immigrants to the U.S. are an "at risk" group for AIDS, and some epidemiologists believe Haiti to be the Western Hemisphere focus of AIDS. Bloice concluded, "This raises the very real possibility that today's AIDS sufferers are victims of an act of horrendous bacteriological warfare." DEVELOPMENTS: Last fall, the national Centers for Disease Control released information that gay men with AIDS were more likely than gay men without the disease to have had more sexual partners per year, more sexual partners in the year before onset of symptoms, and a higher porportion of their partners in bathhouses, bookstores and porno theaters. This spring, Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights published a pamphlet, "Guidelines for Risk Reduction." with the front-page admonition: "The message is clear: avoid the direct exchange of bodily fluids." The word was already reaching many gay men through other media and/or their own physicians, for a study of 600 Bay Area gay men (singles and couples) revealed that 30 percent had reduced or stopped high-risk sexual behaviors. However, the authors, psychologists Leon McKusick and William Horstman and psychiatrist Arthur Carfagni, noted that 62 percent have continued or increased at "at least one high-risk behavior with new or anonymous contacts." They concluded: "Remedial and public-information efforts should be aimed at these groups of sexu ally active gay men." No sooner than this report began to circulate, a group of gay leaders summoned bathhouse, bookstore, and theater owners to a meeting to discuss posting of notices and distribution of pamphlets and condoms at those establishments. The aim is to reduce transmission of the unknown AIDS agent and to prevent its spread from San Francisco in the wake of Lesbian- /Gay Freedom Day. The day before the meeting, Roger Gross, president ofthe Golden Gate Business Association, told a Board of Supervisors' hearing that "the health scare and crisis" has already reduced local business in gay establishments and will soon cause "a substantial decline" in tourist trade. At the meeting, bathhouse owners were cooperative but felt they were being singled out. Many, in fact, did not show up at all. Within the week, S.F. Chronicle columnist Herb Caen reported that doctors and nurses were patrolling the baths to kick out known AIDS sufferers who were still frequenting the places. Scareee. Alfred's column originates at the "Sentinel," a San Francisco gay newspaper. ©1983 Randy Alfred, all rights reserved. Stanford Square TOWNHOMES The twenty-four townhomes at Stanford Square afford the convenience of a near town location coupled with lhe serenity of a carefully-planned, secure environment. These one and two-bedroom traditional brirk studio homes are within minutes of the downtown business and cultural district, Greenway Plaza, the medical center and the speciality shops, galleries and fine restaurants of the Montrose, museum and River Oaks areas. Careful attention has been given to security requirments. An automatic entry gate permits controlled access to the townhome community, while automatic garage doors and well-lighted parking areas extend security within the perimeter of the property. As an additional feature, each home has been pre-wired for its own security system. Stanford Square Townhomes offer a variety of amenities, including: * Woodburning fireplaces * Private patios * Kitchen appliances (refrigerator & microwave oven) * Washers & dryers * Smoke detectors * Pre-wiring for cable TV Cathedral ceilings, skylights, attics, studies, porches and balconies also are included in many of the floor plans. A swimming pool and sun deck are located in the center of the courtyard. ALLEN PARKWAY S.W. FRWV-59 OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY BY KITTRELL REALTY 529-5981
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