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Title Montrose Voice, No. 159, November 11, 1983
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date November 11, 1983
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • 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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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 004
Transcript NOV. 11, 1983 / MONTROSE VOICE 3 Hundreds Attend GPC Election Central By Hollis Hood Hundreds of voters gathered to cheer their Gay Political Caucus endorsed winners, comfort the losers and repledge support to their run-off contenders amid dancing and laser lights at GPC'e election central, Numbers 2, 300 Westheimer, last Tuesday night. As election results were televised on the wall-screen monitor, and as several GPC- supported candidates' victories were assured, GPC president Larry Bagneris said "Ivet's give ourselves a hand. It's time to understand and reflect on GPC. It has existed for eight years. We have realized that for any minority to get anything done, it takes a team effort," he said, referring to the GPC gay bloc vote. "We'retalking about human rights, not just gay rights." "There was a 'gay' issue in 1983," said Councilman Jim Greenwood, the first of several public officials to address the gathering that evening. "But hopefully it will mark the last time there will be; there shouldn't be. "My hat is off to GPC on yet another issue," he said, referring to the GPC convention center endorsement. "We need it for jobs, to diversify the economy and to strengthen our downtown." Also he mentioned that the $80,000 in the Houston budget for the AIDS tracking project was not enough, but "it's more than was in the budget last year. This needs to be treated as any serious epidemic. That needs to be done—and that will be done," he said over cheers of approval from the crowd. Greenwood introduced the members of his family to the crowd, shook a round of hands and left for another 'thank you' stop. Early in the evening, it became clear that Anne Wheeler, the GPC endorsed candidate opposing Jim Westmoreland in the At-Large 1 race, had gleaned only about one-third of the vote. But at Election Central, she was greeted with applause and hand shakes, not unlike the reception given to persons who had won their races that evening. "I want you to know that this lady has never been a loser in Montrose, and the results show it," exclaimed Bagneris. "She took on the biggest turd at city hall, and we'll get him next time. Westmore- Larry Bagneris, GPC president, at r~y" * *8 "v t innnip^l GPC ■pii H ^dH Election Central _JB -4** ^Jm PHOTO 5i jV!w. BILLIE ^/jj^k w kWrn ttkbt. DUNCAN ■HNHhI 1 AmWm. W mmke^ Montrose Mouth Cover Boy land will retire in two years." A tearful Wheeler said, "I am very proud of your support. To me, Montrose is the center of the universe." She went on to say that most of thecoun- cilpersons are supportive of human rights and of anyone who "is sensitive to all human needs and all communities." Regarding her defeat, Wheeler said that the incumbent was elected on name identification. "There is no question that if they knew my opponent's record, they could not possibly have voted for him." Bagneris assured Wheeler of the continued support of the gay community "150 percent, anytime, Montrose is behind you." Lee Harrington, proponent and liaison to the gay community from Texas Eastern's convention center project, told the crowd that by gay support of the successful center vote that the community "has arrived" in the eyes of downtown business. "By the political power of the bloc vote, we got their attention, and once they met us, they found out they liked us besides. We just blew them (top Texas Eastern management) away." He said that the issue has enabled gay corporate personnel to "come out" as never before, and that building the convention center on the eastside will "help clean up lower Westheimer." Referring to repeated comments about liking gays when getting to know them, Bagneris said, "People learn that we are not out to molest their kids; we are not interested in their husbands or their wives. All we want is our jobs and the right to raise our kids. All they have to do is meet one of us, see how we walk and talk, and they are satisfied about the kind of folks we are forever. We are interested in the quality of life, in getting potholes repaired and that buses run on time." Nikki Van Hightower, the GPC endorsed candidate, and Anthony Hall will he in a runoff for the At-Large Position 4 spot, which was a surprise to no one, with both candidates garnering approximately one-third of the vote. Figures representing Montrose, however, indicated this area went for Van Hightower by 62 percent to Hall's 20 percent. In reference to Hall's position on gay rights pertaining to the employment antidiscrimination issue, Bagneris said that he authored the first rights ordinance. "Where was sexual orientation then?" he asked the crowd. Van Hightower addressed the group saying that she knew the community had granted her great support and had been fractured in time and money, but that^the campaign would continue for the three more weeks of the runoff. She asked for continued support saying "looks like there will be a runoff and I think we have the strategy for victory. We've had a lot of help from gays. I can't do it without you." State Rep. Debra Danburg and Sherry Valentine were on hand to support Van Hightower as well. See related story, page 1. Guess who's on the cover of the just- released Advocate? Houston's own Colt Thomas. Inside are several articles on Texas, including the lead article, "In Search of the Average Gay Texan" by Joe Baker. Joe, of Dallas, frequently has articles appearing here in the VOICE. Lola's owner Marilyn Arnold is planning on making lots of changes in the bar— just like she's always making lots of changes to her hairdo.... Wayne Barton, the new DJ at Mary's, is keeping the place jumping nightly. And Mary's is celebrating its 13th Anniversary this Sunday all day, all night, with keg beer and champagne. More good bar news: The 611 opens r-e- a-l soon with Steve and Ken. They're at 611 Hyde Park. — D — Danny Villa has finally figured out when he's going to hold that Zapp Clap Two, Too. It will be Nov. 21 and 22, a week from now, at Numbers, benefitting the Montrose Clinic and the KS/AIDS Foundation. — a — The City of Houston VD people will be at Midtowne Spa tonight (Friday), 9pm- 1am, for free blood tests and gonorrhea screening. Then they'll be at JR's and the Mining Company Sunday afternoon, 4- 8pm. with the VD Buggy for more tests And next Wednesday night they'll be at the Copa, 9pm-1am. —a — Here are some important events that occurred this week in past years- excuses to throw a party. Friday, Nov. 11: David Ignatius Walsh was born today in 1872. So that means you can celebrate that your middle name is not Ignatius. Actually, old Iggie was a U.S. Senator from Massachusets that became involved in a homosexual scandal in 1942. Seems police raided this New York "male brothel" (bathhouse? questions CA. Tripp in his book, The Homosexual Matrix) and arrested manager Gustave Beekman. They then offered Beekman a deal for cooperation and he named Walsh as a customer. Newspapers plastered Walsh's name on their covers for weeks—and the Senate conducted a sensational investigation—but it cleared Walash Police then prosecuted Beekman on charges of "sodomy," found him quilty and sentenced him to 20 years in prison He served every day of it. And special thanks to Martin Greifs The Gay Books of Days, from which we gathered some of this information Friday is also Veterans' Day. Monday. Nov. 14: Herman Melville's Moby Dick was published today in 1851. And, good God!. Joseph McCarthy was born today in 1908. But on a more refreshing note, Arthur Bell, gay columnist for New York's Village Voice, was born today in 1940. Tuesday, Nov. 15: Pike discovered his peak today in 1806. Wednesday, Nov. 16: Al Capone was released from jail today in 1939, three years early for good behavior The Voice has more news, more Houston readers, more Houston advertising
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