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Title Montrose Voice, No. 312, October 17, 1986
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date October 17, 1986
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 004
Transcript OCTOBER 17. 1986/MONTROSE VOICE 3 GPC Makes Final Plans for Election, Hears Rep. Danburg By Jim Flaherty Montrose Voice Members of the Houston Gay Political Caucus (GPC) discussed plans for the Nov. 4 general election at the regular meeting of the caucus, Wednesday, Oct. 15. Joe Thornton, Republican Committee chair, and Pat Gandy, Democratic chair, reminded members of the effectiveness of past election efforts and urged members of the caucus, and the gay community, to do everything possible to ensure a large turnout of gay voters. It was noted that the election was expected to produce a relatively small turnout generally, which would mean that a strong gay vote would be especially effective. Several separate efforts are planned to encourage community members to vote. A massive mailout to all of the approximately 15,000 people on the caucus mailing list, containing the caucus newsletter and cards listing HGPC endorsements, will begin next Wednesday and will continue through the following Sunday or Monday. GPC President Annise Parker stated that a large number of volunteers is needed to prepare the mailout and that time is short. Parker requested that anyone wishing to help, come to the GPC office, 900 Lovett, on Wednesday evening. Volunteers may also call the office, 521-1000, and leave a message. In addition to the newsletter and endorsement card mailout, volunteers are needed for block walking and phone bank efforts. The caucus will operate a booth during this weekend's Westheimer Colony Art Festival. The booth, to be located in front of Mary's, at the corner of Westheimer and Waugh, will be distributing election endorsement cards. Volunteers will be on hand for those wishing to add their names to the caucus' mailing list and purchase GPC T-shirts. Volunteers will also sell "Dove Bars" for ice cream lovers. State Rep. Debra Danburg addressed the meeting on the techniques for constituent lobbying. Danburg stressed the need for grassroots political organizing. She also urged that gay citizens work for sympathetic candidates and maintain solidarity among organizations when dealing with legislators. Danburg also strongly expressed the view that the most important effort in the next few weeks would be for gays to "get out the vote," a sentiment echoed by several caucus members throughout the evening. David Fowler, GPC vice president, emphasized that those planning to attend the Oct. 25 dinner for Boston Councilman David Scondras buy their tickets as early as possible as this is a major fundraiser for the caucus. In other business, several members of the caucus expressed outrage at the "Ben Gay" tape currently being run on KKBQ radio. The song, which is a parody of the recent "I Want to be a Cowboy," is, according to those present who had heard it, an insult to gay listeners. It was suggested that members call the station to express their feelings. The next meeting of the GPC will be on Nov. 5, at the Viscount Hotel on the Southwest Freeway between Kirby Drive and Buffalo Speedway. The Oct. 29 meeting will not be held to allow members to concentrate on pre-election activities. On election night, Nov. 4, members will gather for election returns at the Checkerboard Deli, 808 Lovett. Montrose Celebrates the Arts This Weekend This weekend, Oct. 18 and 19, will be a celebration of the visual and performing arts in Montrose, as civic groups, businesses and the Westheimer Colony Association contribute their efforts to 10 blocks of art, crafts, music, dance, poetry and food for the fall 1986 Westheimer Colony Art Festival. "A Block of Art" is the theme for the Westheimer Colony Association's juried art show, to be held Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. until dusk, in the block bounded by the 1000 block of Westheimer, Montrose, Lovett and Yoakum. As well as a wide array of visual art, a new dimension has been added to the show which includes a regular schedule of musical performances. The entertainment stage will be located on Yoakum and performances begin at 10:00 a.m. both days. As in the past 14 years, the semiannual juried art show will feature over 200 artists from thoughout the country, according to Kerry Evans, festival director. A "festival gala" for the participating artists will be held following the show. Jesus Felix, designer of the festival's colorful theme poster, will receive his $500 poster contest prize at that time. This fall also marks the second time the Adopt-A-Block committee of local civic groups has sponsored entertainment to bring the crowds back down the blocks of lower Westheimer. Groups involved in the effort are the Greater Montrose Business Guild, the Neartown Association, the Neartown Business Alliance, with co-sponsors the Near- town Police Community Center and the Guardian Angels. "The extended festival areas enable projects like planting trees, beautifica- tion projects and park improvements to continue," said Adopt-A-Block coordinator Elroy Forbes. Adopt-A-Block activities are planned for the 200, 300, 500 and 700 blocks of Westheimer. Plans also call for a large street happening at the close of the festival on Sunday, when organizers hope to attract 1000 street dancers, each pledging a minimum of $5 to the AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. Emcee David Royalty will lead the dancers in a walkthrough of the "Four Corners" country western dance and the "Chicken Dance." STEVE D. MARTINEZ, MD. INTERNAL MEDICINE INFECVOUS DISEASES SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AIDS/KS DIAGNOSIS OPEN MON., TUES.. WED.. FRI BAM-S.30PM OPEN THURS., SAT 8:30AM-12NOON Twelve Oaks Tower 4126 Southwest Frwy #1000 Houston, TX 77027 621-7771 -Ǥ_&&--
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