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Houston Voice, No. 857, March 28, 1997 - File 017. 1997-03-28. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 17, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/4453/show/4432.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 857, March 28, 1997
Contributor
  • Michelak, J. C.
Publisher Window Media
Date March 28, 1997
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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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This is a somewhat popular anti-depressant drug that has helped me a great deal. It takes about two or three weeks before the drug actually starts to work in the body, but once it starts to work, look out! My tendency to be lazy, ineffective, and uncommunicative, etc. quickly faded. Coupled with my Ritalin therapy 1 found the desire to get up out of the bed in the morning and find something to accomplish. Many people may thing that living with serious medical problems like HIV and being on Disability is fun. They do not know how wrong they are. Disability is like a trap for almost everybody I know that is on it. Sure, the first thoughts include endless days of shopping, going to movies, plenty of time to "do lunch" with friends, etc. What those NOT on disability do not realize is just how quickly this routine gets very old. You can only shop so many days, you can only go to so many movies, and you can only lunch so often before you are in another kind of trap. And, for those who think thai you can actually "live" on disability income from Social Security...think again...a person can exist on this income, but they cannot live. In my case, I have added financial security of a partner who is well paid by his employer along with a family that is very supportive. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to actually have to live on the $50O-$8O0 a month that these government programs pay. There are those individuals who have said to me how "nice" it must be to "live" on disability and not have to get up in the mornings and go to work. They are so very wrong. In my case I lost my motivation, my will, and most of my passions about life. I found it was easier to sil in my chair and watch the daily talk shows than face the real world. The real world to me was a very pamfiil proposition with all the medical procedures I had to endure on a seemingly never ending cycle. 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