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Montrose Voice, No. 139, June 24, 1983 - File 027. 1983-06-24. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 4, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1787/show/1780.

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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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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 027
Transcript 26 Montrose Voice / June 24,1983 f * "THE WORLD'S FIRST GAY PHONE DIRECTORY TELEPHONE DIRECTORY 4131 Eighteenth Street San Francisco, CA 94114 (415)861-3905 3317 Montrose, suite 1010 Houslon, TX 7700G (713) 757-7093 Open letter to Montrose Houston business community—from Gay Areas Telephone Directory. The following is a letter of introduction that is sent to businesses in each local community we serve as well as to businesses throughout the nation. To introduce you to Gay International, Inc., a publicly-held corporation, the undertaking of this corporation is to publish a national and international volume of Yellow Pages entitled "Gay Areas." This is not to be another "gay guide" but rather is to be a guide for the gay community to business and professionals where they may go without their lifestyle being an issue. The publication has acquired Gay International, Inc., and was at the time in its 6th edition on the Pacific Coast and has neen enthusiatically received in the past. The board of directors of Gay International, Inc., are now expanding the directory to include Salt Lake City, Denver, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, New Orleans, Southern Florida, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Provincetown, Montreal and Vancouver in its 7th edition. Further plans are to include Europe, the Carribean, Mexico and other major gay areas of the world. There will be no suggestive material contained and no drug-oriented or related material advertised as this is to be a business directory done with such sophistication and good taste that one need not be concerned about the social reprocussions from the possesion of, or association with the Gay Areas Directory. It will include, however, businesses such as bars and baths, as these eestablishments are part of the gay scene and every facet of gay life and business will lx' listed. We will also have plumbers, doctors, attorneys, etc., who realize the gay market is viable. In the past this market has been exploited but never served. Caution: We have imitators. There are persons with copies of Gay Areas contacting businesses purporting to represeni Gay International. Inc., and selling advertising for the Yellow Pages. There is only one Gay International, Inc., and only one Gay Areas Directory and our representatives have adequate identification. We can assume no responsibility lot- others misrepresentation. On May 18. 1983, Gay International, Inc., and The Exclusive entered into a sinned agreement whereby The Ex< lusive and all contracts previously sold by The Kxi lusive would become the property of G,ty International, In<. The purpose was and is to provide the Monitose Houston area with one directory containing listings and advertisements of the businesses within the gay community. Other useful community information will also be contained within this semi annual "Yellow Page" format. At the time of the acquisition by Gay International. Int., it was agreed upon to retain the former owner, Kim Wright, as office manager and her salesman. Richard Johnson, as salesperson working lot Gay Areas Telephone Dire< tory. However, neither are employed am longer by Gay International Ine. We apologize for any inconvenience and we wish to reassure all businesses who have taken out an .id in either The Exclusive or Gay Areas thai lull credit will be given toward the advertising purchased. Please inform our Houston office and oi oiu main office in San Francisco regarding details so we may be*certain to include you in our December publication. When Kim Wright first toniai ted us (prior to the May IH agreement I, she asked for our advice regarding sales and approaches to businesses, as this was her first venture in the gay directory business. When asked how she came to know of us at Gay Areas, we were informed lhat she was using one of our previous editions as an example that could Ik- used for Montrose/Houston. As it was being used without our permission or consent, and we already were beginning sales in Houston as pan ol our expansion program, it was mutually agreed to work together under one name wholly owned and operated by Gay International, Inc. Gay International, Inc., did not and does not wish there to be a division within the gay community with two directories serving the same area. Since we not only serve the local community but the collective national gay communities as well, it was mutually agreed our's was a more complete format. As part of the agreement, Gay International, Inc., took over The Exclusive's known liabilities (as well as the assets) (contracts) which have been paid by Gay International directly or through Kim Wright as office manager. This will be our seventh and best edition of Gay Areas and our only objective is to produce a business directory of the highest calibre that will reflect favorably on the gay business community as a whole—without sexually related, politically motivated, drug oriented advertisements as part of our 7th edition revenues. If necessary, a copy of the agreement is available upon written request. It is simple and straightforward and self explanatory. Our new sales and office manager for Texas is J. Lawrence Hord, who we feel is the properly qualified person to represent us in Houston. You may contact him al our new office number, (713) 757-7093 for your advertising needs or to answer questions. Sincerely y^t 7^- ~7&^ John F. Fain VP, Director ol Sales Ga'i IHfernaUoiial Trie.
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