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Montrose Voice, No. 323, December 30, 1986 - File 004. 1986-12-30. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 21, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3979/show/3961.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 323, December 30, 1986
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date December 30, 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 DECEMBER 30. 1986 /MONTROSE VOICE 3 GPC to Tackle Debt, Mailing List, in 1987 By Sheri Cohen Darbonne Montrose Voice Houston Gay Political Caucus will concentrate in 1987 on expanding and streamlining its mailing list, reducing an $11,500 debt and keeping a watchful eye on local politicians who will be seeking the organization's endorsement in the November city elections. The caucus also plans to step up its involvement in AIDS issues during the coming year, president Annise Parker said. Parker, who is currently unopposed for reelection in HGPC's officer and board elections scheduled Jan. 21, said projects begun or renewed in 1986 will lie continued and developed in 1987. Among the priorities is the organizational debt to several individuals and companies, which Parker says was reduced by $2000 from $13,500 this year. The debt accumulated from services and publicity provided the approximately 450-member organization from 1982 through 1985, Parker explained. She said payments would be made to further reduce the debt this year. "We'll be trying to pay off the bills first," Parker said. Another ongoing effort that will be a major focus in the new year is the updating of HGPC's mailing list to reinst it ute the caucus' phone-banking system. Of approximately 14,000 names currently on the list, about 1000 are listed with incorrect addresses, Parker s-aid. The phone system will be used to make sure voters are properly registered, to get out the vote, and to encourage precinct-level organizing and bloc voting, Parker said. The mail and phone communication systems can also he Community News from Neighborhood & Community Groups (j/ Westheimer Colony Association MakeszDonation From a Press Release The Westheimer Colony Association has donated a portion of the proceeds from the Fall Westheimer Colony Art Festival to the Delia Stewart Dance Company A $1000 donation will be used for a student scholarship in dance study with the well known dance company. Accepting the award from Rock Owens, association secretary-treasurer, and Kerry A. Evans, festival director. Delia Stewart stated. "This will afford one of our students to complete a course study that could propel the student into the spotlight." Arrangements are being made to. again, have the Delia Stewart Junior Dancers perform during the spring festival. "Our plans call for the dance company to provide discount ticket arrangements lor festival goers who would like to attend the matinee or evening performances of the dance company, which will be performing at the Tower Theater during festival time." stated Evans. Other fall festival funds were donated to the Trolley on Montrose fund. This is a project to provide trolley service, which runs from the Montrose/ Museum area to the South Main Street circuit. ^/Bering Counseling Center Names Director From a Press Release Dr. L. Annette Jones has been appointed to direct the Center for Counseling and Spiritual Growth at Bering Memorial United Methodist Church. Jones, an associate pastor at Bering from June 1982 to June 1985. will administer the center's services which include individual and group counseling for people with compulsive disorders such as alcoholism, drug addiction and eating disorders; individual and family therapy with people who have relationship problems; supportive counseling and grief work with those who have AIDS or ARC and.their friends and families: and spiritual guidance to those who seek intentional spiritual formation. Jones noted that the center is financially separate from Bering Church but fulfills one of the goals outlined in the church's Grand Plan. She said it will be supported by fees collected from those who use the center's services and by donations and grants A three member board consisting of Jones, Dr. Don Sinclair and Becky Lee will direct the center The center is located on the second floor of the church's administrative building HERRTQUn '/ |jac and GeneS ; "Servicing the Monlrose" 31901 TAFT (AT WEBSTER) j , 524-8601; " - day Owned & Operated Happy New Year from Jack & Gene STEVE D. MARTINEZ, MD. INTERNAL MEDICINE INFECTIOUS DISEASES SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AIDS/KS'DIAGNOSIS OPEN MON., TUES., THURS.. FRI. 8:30AM SPM OPEN SATURDAY 8:30AM-4PM CLOSED SUN. & WED. Twelve Oaks Tower 4126 Southwest Frwy #1000 Houston, TX 77027 621-7771 ffl H S used to quickly inform the community of recent developments, to attract volunteers and new members, and to encourage participation in activities, she added. Throughout the year, HGPC will monitor the responses of various officials and candidates for office on gay issues, and will demand statements from those seeking endorsement indicating how they will vote on specific gay or AIDS-related questions, Parker said. Their responses will then be revealed to voters via the mailing list. "We want to make these politicians accountable all year, not just at election time. This way, people will know what they can expect them to do," Parker said. "Pm not at all sure that 'picking the lesser of two evils' is the thing to do anymore. If the choice is between a known enemy and someone who will do nothing at all, maybe not voting in that race has more of an impact," she said, adding that attending the recent national convention of openly-gay elected officials "enlightened" her. "We have to have openly-gay elected officials," Parker stated. She suggested, however, that gays will often choose to vote for an unpredictable "middle line" candidate even when they know a gay person is running. "They reason that the gay candidate has no chance of winning," she said. Politically, 1987 will be an issue- oriented, non-partisan year for the caucus, Parker declared. Because of Two Die in Colorado Bar Fire FORT COLLINS, Colo. (UPI.-A Fort Collins man has been arrested in eon nection with a fatal fire in a crowded gay bar, authorities said Sunday, Dec. 28. Two men died trying to put out a blaze which broke out at 10:45 p.m. Saturday in The People's Bar in Fort Collins. The names of the victims were being withheld Sunday night. Police arrested Terry McCoy, .15, after several witnesses told investigators they saw someone intentionally set the bar's Chrisfmas tree on fire with a cigarette lighter. McCoy was held at the Larimer County Jail on charges of first-degree murder and first-degree arson. non-partisan networking begun this year, the organization should be able to get more involved in precinct organizing, she said. And, the caucus will set its own agenda for AIDS causes in 1987, a move that may be touchy among some other groups involved in the struggle. For example, AIDS Foundation Houston has asked HGPC in the past to avoid the limelight in AIDS issues because of the caucus' political focus. "The AIDS Foundation depends on public funding ... they must appear non-political and separate from political groups." Parker explained. "However, GPC will have to start taking the lead in approaching the city on the issues, going before City Council, asking for AIDS funding, asking officials, 'What are you going to do to help us?' Officials in Houston have been running scared from the issue, and no one from our side is asking them why," she continued. Parker said support groups like the now-defunct "It's OK" took on the responsibility of organizing appearances and demonstrations in the past, hut there is no group currently involved in that type of AIDS activism. "Someone has to do it. The AIDS Foundation can't.'" she said. Members have also discussed forming a PWA group within the caucus, although the subject has not been brought up in a meeting, she noted. Southwest Funeral Directors 528-3851 1218 Welch Houston, Texas Servicing the Community 'f*______3) AT YOUR BREAKING POINT? •_»» Tension, Irritability, -v "~ttf Nervousness, Inability to concentrate, ^~- Self-Doubt, Increased pulse. ANXIETY has becomeV a part of your life. A part you don't seem able to cope with. The FABRE CLINIC offers FREE medical treatment for anxiety. Our services always remain confidential and anyone in good health may qualify. Call us for an evaluation and appointment. FABRE CLINIC 526-2320
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