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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
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 006
Transcript NOV. 11, 1983 / MONTROSE VOICE 5 NBC Crew Covers GPC By Hollis Hood Political clout may soon replace AIDS as the major gay-related newsmaking issue during the coming national election year, and NBC's Nightly News was in Houston recently to film a demonstration of bloc vote power which gays seem to be exhibiting in politics. When Congressman Gerry Studds came out of the closet, he brought with him a new era of gay political recognition, which is now becoming organized to the point of being a viable force in local, state and national elections. Key West elected a gay mayor, Richard Heyman, a 48-year-old businessman And all the Houston Gay Political Caucus endorsed candidates in the city election, including Mayor Whitmire, acknowledged the impact of the gay vote in last Tuesday's election. In an effort to document this flux and new-found voter resource, Washington D.C. reporter Lisa Meyers of NBC Nightly News dispatched a crew to film the GPC in action during theelection. The crew was at Numbers 2 disco, GPC Election Central, Tuesday night. "We picked Houston because, one, we had a crew here," said Bob Abrahamsen, cameraman, "and because they (GPC) are a good example of the political influence gays have; they are very organized." The staff, field producer Clarence Ren- shaw and two technicians filmed GPC members doing a mailing, in strategy sessions at headquarters, went along to Rascals and Kindred Spirits on the candidates' bar tour, as well as filming Election Central. "Gays are exerting considerable political influence," said Renshaw, and as Montrose Voice The Newspaper ol Montroae Published every Friday 3317 Montrose Boulevard #306 Houston, TX 77006 Phone (713) 529-8490 Montrose Voice Publish™ Co CIRCULATION Montrose Voice. 11.000 copies weeMy Dalles Gfly News. 6.000 copies weekly A UBt in/San Anlonio Star, 4.000 copies biweekly total Texas area. 19.000 copies weekly, avg Contents copyright »1983 Office hours: 10am-5:30pm Henry McClurg publisher Acel Clark art director Jeff Bray graphics Sonny Davis accounting Robert Hyde managing editor Hollis Hood Daws editor Chuck Meredith sports editor Jon Cheetwood Joe L Watts entertainment writers Lyt Harris advertising director Mark Drago advertising Jon Cheetwood classified advertising Business Guild. Gay i Agency, Pacific News (San Francisco) Founding Member: Greater Monlroa Press Association News Services: International Gay New Service Austin Bureau: Capitol News Service Syndicated Feature Services & Wr Chronicle Features. United Feature Syndicate. Jeffrey Wilson. Randy Alfred, Stonewall Features Syndicate, Brian McNaught. Joe Baker POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to 3317 Montrose #306. Houston. TX 77006 Subscription rale m US in sealed envelope $49 per year (52 issues), $29 per six months {26 issues), or $1 25 pet week (less then 26 issues) Back issues $2 00 eech National advertising representative: Joe DiSabaio, Rivendell Marketing. 666 6th Avenue. New York 10011, (212) 242-6863 Advertising deadline: Tuesday, 5 30pm. for issue released Friday evening Notice to advertisers Local advertising rate schedule Six-A was effective July 1, 1963 /ieeponsibility: "Montrose Voice" does not assume responsibility tot advertising claims. Readers should alert "Montrose Voice" to any deceptive a overt Is i rig pointed out in a Nov. 7 New York Times article. "They are unified, and they are good campaign workers." Although not politically active throughout the country, gays have great influence in cities such as Houston, New Orleans and San Francisco. The filming will illustrate Meyers story on Nightly News, but the representatives did not know when the story would air, nor how much Houston footage would be used. "Politicians are coming out of the closet. Others are actively seeking the gay endorsement," said Renshaw. Because gays are becoming an increasingly vocal, aggressive and politically sophisticated minority as a group, they will be gaining even more attention in the months to come, he indicated. GPC president Larry Bagneris publicly complimented the crew Tuesday night for their "sensitivity and professionalism" in recording the events. Gays' Dress Influencing Nongay Men International Gay News Agency The gay movement "has had an extraordinary influence" on male fashion, according to designer Lee Wright, who recently agreed to do an exclusive collection of menswear for J.C. Penney. Wright says that there has been a gradual revolution in the way men dress themselves. Traditionally men would shop for themselves after the entire family was outfitted. Now, more and more males are thinking about their image and taking time to shop for themselves. Wright attributes this change to the gay movement. "It's a known fact that gay men have a more esthetic sensibility about them, and it carries over into the nongay community," Wright said. Wright is the third well-known designer to join the Penney team. Halston and Cathy Hardwick are already creating collections for the store that are geared toward the Middle America customer—in other words, the budget-conscious consumer. Gay Mayor Wins Key West Election By Chris Church/Nite Scene Via GPA Wire Service Richard Heyman, 48, overcame "newcomer" status to become Key West's new mayor. With a 436 vote margin, Heyman defeated Richard A. Kerr by a vote of 3605 to 3169. Kerr's campaign stressed "morality" and the fact that he is a "conch"—the islanders' term for a long-time resident. His posters trumpeted, "Your vote will set the moral tone for our community." Heyman stressed tourism and preservation—one the main source of Key West's income, and the other the problem of inadequate utilities. Joe Balbontin, city commissioner and Kerr supporter, stated after Heyman'e victory that news of a gay mayor "would bring more of them (gays) down here." Heyman countered by saying that the island's problems have nothing to do with sexual preference. "We have to preserve the character and charm of Key West so it won't become another Miami Beach," he finished. Gay Membership Splits Council of Churches Orthodox churches will "reaccess their situation," according to a spokesman, should the National Council of Churches approve membership eligibility for the Universial Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, a 27,000 member denomination and haven for gay Christians, reports the Religious News Service. THESTAR New Texas Gay Newspaper Started The Star, a new bi-weekly gay community newspaper, is releasing its first issue this weekend in Austin and San Antonio. The newspaper, a 16-page tabloid, is owned by the Montrose Voice Publishing Company of Houston, which also publishes the MONTROSE VOICE and Dallas Gay News. "This completes the 'Texas Triangle,'" said publisher Henry McClurg. "We're now serving Texas' three major population areas with three local, community- involved professional gay newspapers." Another bi-weekly gay newspaper published in San Antonio is the independent Calendar. The Star will be published on opposite weeks of The Calendar, giving the area a new edition of a gay community newspaper each week. The Star will feature local San Antonio and Austin stories each issue backed with national columns and features, including Brian McNaught; Peter Harrison; Roz Ashley; Arthur Lazere; Sharon McDonald; health advisor Dr. Harvey Thompson; political activist, professor Dr. Dan Siminoski; Allen Young; and Jack Stur- dy's movie reviews. Ed Martinez is news editor of The Star and Rico Young is advertising manager. O First edition of "The Star" appears this weekend in Austin and San Antonio. iiiiJm^lcJL
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