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Title Montrose Voice, No. 269, December 20, 1985
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date December 20, 1985
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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Transcript 2 MONTROSE VOICE/ DECEMBER 20, 1985 Groups Plan Response to 'Isolation' Ruling By Linda Wyche Montrose Voice Managing Editor State and local gay rights groups have been quick to respond to last Saturday's ruling by the State Department of Health that authorizes, under certain circumstances, the quarantining of AIDS victims. With one member absent, the health panel voted 12-5 to approve a plan that would give Health Director Dr. Robert Bernstein the power to order "isolation" for AIDS patients who pose a threat to public health. The health director or other high ranking state health official would be authorized to issue a warrant after being notified by a local official that the victim was engaging in or threatening to engage in reckless conduct. The ruling muBt now be entered in the Texas Register. After a 30-day public comment period, a final ruling will be made. Glen Maxey, spokesman for Lesbian and Gay Rights Advocates (LGRA), says the initial ruling means the board has "agreed to talk about it." LGRA, a political action coalition of gay rights groups based in Austin, plans to meet on January 4 to montrose VOICE AND TEXAS*STAR MONTROSE. TEXAS Population (est 1985)32000 Census tracts 401 01, 401 02, 40201. 402 02. 405 02. 403 and 404.01 Zip codes (roughly) 77006. 77019 (portion). 77096 Bounded (roughly) Shepherd Dr (west). Alien Parkway (north). Mam St (east). U S 59 (south) Latitude (Montrose Blvd. at Westheimer Rd , 29°44'i3"N. Longitude 95"22'50,W. Altitude W ELECTED OFFICIALS FOR MONTROSE George Greanias. Houston City Council [dist C) 901 Bagby (713) 222-5933 El Franco Lee. Harris County Commissioner (pet 1) I00( Preston. 1713) 221-6111 waller Rankin. Constable (pet 1) 301 San Jacinto. 17)3) 221 5200 Debra Danburg. Texas House ol Representatives (dist 137) '971 SW Fwy 1713)520-8068 Craig Washington. Texas Senate (dist 13) 2323 Carolina. (773, 669-4343 Mickey Leland. U S House of Representatives (dist 18) 7919 Smitn '820. 1713) 739-7339 The Newspaper of Montrose Established 1980 OUR 269th ISSUE, DEC 20, 1985 Published every Friday Community Publishing Company 408 Avondale Houston, TX 77006-3028 Phone (713) 529-8490 DISTRIBUTION 9.000 copies weekly in Houston through 140 major distribution points in Ihe Monlrose, the Village, the Heighls estimated pass-on rare factor 2.8 estimated readership 25.200 weekly 1.000 copies weekly elsewhere through 30 other distribution points estimated pass-on rate tactor 2.5 estimated readership 2.500 weekly TOTAL DISTRIBUTION (GUARANTEED) 10.000 copies weekly fofel estimated readership 27.700 weekly Contents copyright «1985 Office hours: 10am-5:30pm Henry McCI-irg/puO/isner-edijor Linda Wyche/managmg editor Roger Lackey office manager David Roumfort/production director Mark B\azekt Austin correspondent Scott Cutsinger. Bill O'Rourke/ioce/conin&oioi-s Steve Warren'national correspondent ADVERTISING SALES DEPARTMENT Houston (713) 529-8490 Elsewhere Texas: (800) 222-1537 ext 995220 Elsewhere US : (800) 225-0227 £xt 995220 Jerry Mulholland/adveriising director flick Hill a Founding Members Greater Montrose Business Guild. Gay and Lesbian Press Association News Services News-One. Pacific News Service Syndicated Feature Services & Writers. Brian McNaught. Universal Press Syndicate, News America Syndicate POSTMASTER Send address corrections lo 408 Avondale Houston, TX 77006-3028 Subscription rate m US in seated envelope $49 per year (52 issues). (29 per six months (26 issues), or St 25 per week (less than 26 issues) Back issues (2 00 each National advertising representative: Joe DiSabato. Rivendell Marketing. 666 6th Avenue. New Vork 10011, (212) 242-6863 Advertising deadline Wednesday. 5 30pm lor issue released Friday evening Notice to advertisers Local advertising rate schedule Seven-A was effective Oct 12.1964. andEight-AwtllbeeffectiveJan 3. 1966 Responsibility The Montrose Voice does not assume responsibility for advertising claims Readers should advise the newspaper to any deceptive advertising plan the strategy of public comment. Maxey feels that the lack of specificity in the language of the ruling will affect its chances for final approval. Unlike other quarantine rules, the AIDS regulation does not state exactly who will be subject to quarantine or the quarantining procedures. It also does not define the conditions of the quarantine or who will absorb the costs. LGRA plans to solicit legal experts to argue that the rule is incomplete and must be expanded before it can be legally applied. If it is shown that, in its present form, the rule is unsound, the full board must meet to author a new version. This would delay enactment of the law. In Houston, Gay Political Caucus President Sue Lovell recommends that those concerned about the issue contact state legislators to get their opinion. Lovell believes that voters should remember their lawmakers' stand on the ruling when making future electoral decisions. "Take that information and remember it in November," said Lovell. Lovell added that even Gov. Mark White should be polled on his position in ihe matter. Lovell agrees with Maxey in questioning the lack of details in the plan. She explained that, as it stands now, the plan calls for a lot of trust. "They are saying 'trust us,'" said Lovell, "and we're not trusting them right now." The head of Houston gay political activist group added that the ruling places the burden of protecting civil rights on the individual and not the state. "We don't need to trust anyone. We need protection." Both Maxey and Lovell assert that Bernstein has already violated their trust. Earlier this month, after health officals, members of AIDS organizations, and activists met with Bernstein, it was believed that the isolation/ quarantine issue was dead. It appeared at that time that Bernstein was convinced that it was not a viable solution to the problems surrounding public health and AIDS. However, it was with Bernstein's recommendation that the board voted to approve the plan. Maxey cautions that during the public comment period, the board members are not looking for simple pro-and-con statements. They are seeking solid legal or medical grounds for objections to the ruling. Therefore, he advises that those wishing to become involved in the process contact LGRA or local organizations that are coordinating the opposition to the ruling. Jim Beecher, president of the KS/AIDS Foundation of Houston, called a meeting of that group's executive committee to formulate the foundation's response to the health panel's action. A public comment hearing will be held Jan. 13 at the Department of Public Health Building in Austin. Those wishing to address their comment directly to the board should write Dr. Charles Alexander, chief Bureau of Immunology, Texas Department of Health, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756. (3In ^Hemorfam OUR POLICY: The Montrose Voice will commemorate the passing ol Montrose residents and Houston gay community members with an announcement Friends or relatives of Ihe deceased may provide us with facts about the person's life, names of the closest survivors, and burial arrangements Prose or verse can be included Pictures are appreciated and will be returned. Name of the deceased should be attacheo to Ihe photo. Information should be provided to Ihe Montrose Voice at tf>e earliest possible date and will be published in the next available edition. There is no charge for this service cm, mt COMES NOTOER OOMMEKlrV NONirsyajRTWH. 1GUES6WW THEY'RE SELUNG-WSHr? HD-KGNU §2&£&_2r?UB*- "^F ? STEVE D. MARTINEZ, MD. INTERNAL MEDICINE INFECTIOUS DISEASES SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES A1DS/KS DIAGNOSIS OPEN MON-FRI. 8.-GAM-5 PM SAME DAY APPOINTMENT MON WED, FRI. EVENINGS AND SATURDAY MORNINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 2801 ELLA BLVD., SUITE G HOUSTON, TX 77008 (713) 868-4535 IN THE HEIGHTS :mt & BODY SHOf; 1510 Leeland (downtown) 659-3131 *****. 8AM-6PM, 6 Days Ask for Reny
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