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Title Montrose Voice, No. 480, January 5, 1990
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date January 5, 1990
Language English
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript Caucus overwhelmingly rejects openly gay' amendment By SHKK1 COHEN DAKHONNK Mont f Voice Edit,; Members ofthe Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus voted down a proposed amendment to the organization's bylaws requiring elected officers and board members to be "openly" gay or les- At the caucus' regular meeting Wednesday, Mark Franceschini, who drafted the amendment, told members before the vote that the resolution represented "truth in advertising." But HGLPC Secretary Michael Hollier urged mem bers not to support what he called '"reverse discrimination." "I think we need to stand up and be who we say we are" Franceschini argued. He said he saw the amendment as a form of "affirmative action" rather than disci itnination. "A lot of people in our community are forced to compete, unfairly, in society at large every day," Franceschini said. "I think it's important that this organization Denn, stand up for gay and lesbian peo- HGLI pie every chance we get, and I think this is another opportunity to do But Hollier said the caucus needed "a diffusion of energies" and insisted that the group should "continue to be inclusive all times." Pat Gandy also spoke in opposition, saying the arguments being given to support the change "are exactly the reason why we shouldn't support it" "If we are protesting against (other groupsl who discriminate against gay and lesbian people, I certainly don't think we ought to...do the same thing. I think we should affirm our policy of open ness," Gandy said. Ed Barnes quipped that he "wouldn't want to be the one to have to test the officers" if the amendment should pass. Five members voted for the amendment and 33 against, with two abstentions. A later attempt, by one of the members who voted for the rule, to revive the proposal for a vote at the caucus' election meeting on Jan. 16, was also rejected, as caucus members voted to uphold the ruling of the chair on the first vote. Continued page 3. MONTROSE VOICE OF MONTROSE □ (Cop „;iiljl„Ui.l,li,1i<C....|i...,.a FRIDAY January 5, 1990 o issue 480 MONTROSE WEATHER THROUGH MONDAY: Mostly cloudy anO I Day highs in Ihe 50s. Night Our classifieds are growing. To advertise your service, garage sale, house for rent, or just about anything, call 529-8490. The Montrose Voice 'Christmas in Montrose' winners Frank to disclose ethics papers BOSTON (AP)-U.S. Rep. Barney Frank will make public documents reviewed by the House ethics committee after the panel completes its investigation into his relationship with male prostitute Stephen Gobie, he said. "There are documents and things I am, in fact, eager to share with you," Frank said Dec, 26. '"But I have promised the ethics committee I would follow their procedure. They call the shots." Frank would not reveal the extent of the ethics probe, but said it d believe recent reports that the committee was delaying its decision until it can review an article scheduled to be published in Penthouse magazine detailing his relationship with Gobie, "My guess is the only problem (Penthouse) is going to have is whether to classify it as fiction or non-fiction," Frank said. "The most important thing is to address the things (Gobie) has said, and that's what I have been trying to do with the ethics proc ess" he said, according to the Boston Herald. "A number of eharges were made that were not true and I look forward to having a chance to show them they were untrue." Frank made the comments during a press conference called to discuss his recent fact-finding tour to Israel, where he met with several Israeli officials. F'rank said the meetings were held to discuss the upcoming Israeli elections and the potential immigration into Israel of 300,000 Soviet Jews. Baylor & VA to conduct HIV-TB drug studies The "Christmas in Montrose" association capped its holiday activities with the announcement Jan. 2 of the "Lite the Montrose" contest winners, First place in the residential category went to Gary Van Ooteghem, for an innovative "Snow Family" on his roof at 3416 Garrott, Business first place honors went to TNT Shirts, which dominates the Fairview at Taft intersection. This fourth annual event drew entrants up to Dec. 20, with judging by Chris Seversen between Dec. 26 and 28. "Christmas in Montrose" logo rubber stamps designed by P.O, Box Rubber Stamps, as well as certificates, will he awarded to the winners and to close competitors International Flag at 604 Westheimer, Creative Source at 702 Avondale and John Kleckinger's residence at 404 Stratford. A study to determine the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy among HIV-positive people who test positive for exposure to tuberculosis will be conducted by Baylor College uf Medicine and Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center researchers. The three year, $210,000 study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control, will assist physicians in determining if INH (Isoniazide), a drug used to treat TB patients who are not HIV-positive, will be effective in treating HIV-positive individuals with previous exposure to TB. Study participants will receive a free medical examination and TB medication. Study activities will take place at the Houston VAMC, Baylor College of Medicine, the Thomas Street Clinic and the Montrose Clinic. Participation is not limited to veterans. Another study to be conducted by Baylor and VA researchers will determine the effectiveness of three drugs in treating HIV-positive people with active tuberculosis. Funded also by the CDC, this four year, $90,000 study will assist doctors in determining the proper drug treatment for HIV-positive patients with TB. For ninemonths Protest briefly interrupts Rose Parade By JOHN HORN PASADENA, Calif. (AP)— Harmony was the theme, bui the Tournament of Roses parade entered its second century confront ing the issues ol the day as AIDS activists staged a sit-down protest at tbe start of the event. The majestic procession of 60 flower-studded floats, 22 bands and 275 equestrians had just started Monday when 14 protesters ran in front of a Hoot and unfurled a banner reading: "Emergen cy. Stop the parade. 70.000 Dead of AIDS." Thegroupsat in the roadway, halting the 101 at edition of the annual parade for 20 seconds. Crowds booed the brief demonstration and network television cameras broadcasting the parade for an estimated audience of 350 million quickly cut away. The protesters said they nbers of "Stop AIDS Mow, r Else mtcd i< spokesperson Bruce Mirken. "It'g a way of reminding people that for 70,000 people the parade is over," Mirken 'Friends' benefit reset for Jan. 29 at Tower By SHERI COHEN DARBONNHit. "Montrose Community Chi Montrose Voice Editor mas,' and had already public: A community wide benefit titled the event before learning That's What Friends are For: A Celebration of Life in a New Decade" is scheduled for Jan. 29 at the Tower Theater, where its organizers originally planned to hold acharity show in December. The first benefit had to be canceled in the last stages o! plan ning when Clubland, which then held a lease at the Tower, closed un- ex pectedly. Proceeds from "That's What Friends are For" will benefit the Montrose Clinic. Omega House Building Fund, Bering Community Clubland's closing shortly after Thanksgiving. Theshow was set for Dec. 11. Garrett said thai after Clubland removed its technical equipment, the theater was no longer appropriate for the show that had been planned. The organizers are now working around the Tower's capabilities, but are still seeking assistance with sound and lighting, he The Tower's new management has been "very cooperative and Services Foundalion and Monlrose helpful''^_ in making the arrange Activity Center. The show will fea- local talent including stand- . comedy acts and live music, as well as other types of performers, in a variety show format. An auction will be held halfway through the prodi : said. David Ander son of tower Theater Operating Co which owns the building, is now overseeing operations at the central Montrose theater. • been looking around for Melanie Ashcroft. Brucella De'Vall and Larry Garr TGRA) are putting on a variety show ta benefit con 29 at the Tower Larry Garrett, one ofthe P°«a°]e Bound system and lighting organizers. equipment." Garrett said. "We think Garrett's co-chairs for the event v.^ might have found someone with are also his co-tithsts in Texas Gay the aound system, but (the offer) Rodeo Association 1989 royalty, isn't set in stone yet" Melanie Ashcraft and Bruce Herlig The benefit planners are also look- (aka Brucella De'Vall). The trio had ing for assistance in providing an originally planned a holiday bene- hors d'oeuvres service before the show, Garrett said. A cash bar will lie available, Several items have already been donated by local businesses for the auction, Garrett said. Items to be auctioned include a 14K gold neck- sheila Lennon of the Little Bi lace, donated by Pete Martinez, a Texas band, Wayne Grabein i large silk flower arrangement from Miss Gay Texas, Dyan Michael! Calla Lily Floral designs and handmade raku, from Steve Terry ol Mi> souri Street Pottery. Local performers who have committed to appearing include Kathy Riser of the Brazos River Band, Former mayoral hopeful James Galvan arrested James Galvan, who intended to run for mayor of Houston in the Nov. 7 city elections, was arrested Tuesday at Wortham Center for disrupting the swearing in ceremony of officials who were elected then. Galvan. a member of ACT UP and longtime neighborhood activist in council Dist, D, told members of Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus after the meeting Wednesday, Jan. 3, thai "something just came over me" before he began shouting from a second story balcony during Mayor Kathy Whitmire's inauguration speech. Galvt James Gahan "Somethingjust tor" and olher comments during the ceremony. He had also yelled for help from Mark Clark, president of the Houston Police Officers Associ alion and a known Whitmire critic, but Clark instead told Galvan he was under arrest Galvan was charged with disrupting a public assembly. Galvan said Wednesday it was Whitmire's appointment of Alfred cil that incensed him Whitmire had originally appointed Calloway to re place Rodney Ellis for the term that ended Tuesday, Jan. 2, but reappointed him then for Ellis' full term. Although the city charter allows the mayor to make such an appoint ment, Galvan said Whitmire should have given Dist. D voters the chance to select their representative. "She makes appointments for political reasons ... she really is a little dictator," Galvan said. Galvan dropped his mayoral candidacy because he did not have the filing fee, and was unable to collect the required petition signatures in time to file. After his candidacy fell through, he became active in Elizabeth Spates' campaign to unseat Ellis on city council. Spates was also mentioned as a possible contender for Ellis' seat after the council member resigned to run for the state sen- to one year, the study participants will be given INH, Rifampin and PZA (Pyrazinamide) simultaneously. For three years following the initial treatment, study participants will be examined periodically to determine treatment effec- Eligible study participants will receive a free medical examination and TB medication. This stud- y will take place at the Houston VAMC and the Thomas Street Clinic. Interested HIV-positive persons who are eligible for either study may call 795-7426 for more infor- Jury clears store, 4 employees of gay bashing PHILADELPHIA (AP)-A federal court jury dismissed claims of two gay men who said their coworkers at a Caldor Inc. retail store in Willingboro, N.J.. had harassed and beat one ofthe men because of their sexual preference. The company was also named in the suit, which charged the firm did not protect them. After three hours of deliberation over two days, the jury of four men and four women ruled Dec, 14 for Caldor and the four employees on all the counts brought by the two men in a civil lawsuit. that Caldor treats its employees well;' Thomas R. Wagner, Caldor's attorney said in reaction to the verdict. Michael Green berg, attorney for the plaintiffs, Jeff Slavin, a former warehouse manager, and John DiDonato, a former shipping clerk, told the jury the harassment included anti-gay signs posted on doors, messages printed on pricing tickets, verbal epithets, and a broom handle hurled by defendant Darren Hester at DiDonato, which allegedly led to six eye operations for a detached retina. "We don't know what the jury was thinking, but people like John and Jeff are going to encounter re sistance because of who they are," Greenbergsaid. "I'm certain those types of feelings, meaning hatred of gay people, were present in the Greenberg said hedid not specifically seek gay jurors.
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