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the Montrose Inn
Motel: Heterosexuals with kids fighting next door.
Montrose Inn: Gay men next door. Only gay men. Nothing but gay men.
Motel: Several miles to the gay bars.
Montrose Inn: 5 tiny blocks to the gay bars.
Motel: Drive to the gay bars & pay $5 to park, if you can find parking. Or lake a
Montrose Inn: Walk to the gay bars. Or take a $3 cab.
Motel: Drive back from the gay bars and risk the cops making you walk Ihe
straight line. Or take a SI5 cab.
Montrose Inn: Walk back from the gay bars. Or take a $3 cab.
Motel: Pay $35 to $95 a night for a room.
Montrose Inn: Pay $41 to $79 a night for a room.
Motel: Eat in their restaurant. Food for the masses. Pay plenty. $1 soft drink
Montrose Inn: Complimentary late night sandwiches & full breakfast the
next day. Free soft drinks, juices, coffee 24 hours.
Motel: Cruise the parking lot and gel threatened.
Montrose Inn: Cruise the hallways. Please!
Motel: The receptionist sneers at you.
Montrose Inn: The receptionist winks at you.
Motel: Washing machine? Ironing board? Hairdryer? Refrigerator? Stove?
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Montrose Inn: All of the above. Free to use.
Motel: Full size bed, everything else is plastic.
Montrose Inn: Queen size bed, hardwood floors, hardly any plastic.
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(And we're Basic & Butch. We're the B&B that's B&B.) We're completely
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Gay & Bi Equal Rights and Liberation gave
Bell the opportunity to take her years of
activism to the national level in a paid
position as the National Organizer for the
march. Billy Hileman, one of the march co-
chairs said of Bell. "Deborah was the
outstanding candidate in an impressive group
of applicants. Her experience as a feminist
organizer is incredible. She brings to the
organizing effort determination, competence
and a commitment to grassroots organizing."
Work with the march included working on
several publications where Bell was called on
to write, edit, sell ads, do layout, and deliver
papers. "It was an incredible experience,"
Bell says of the year she spent in the Nation's
capital. "I learned so much, got to work with
outstanding leaders from all over the country,
and even got to allend an inaugural ball."
One of my cherished memories from thai
year is being asked to read names at the
national display of the Names Project Quilt
in 1992. Not only was I moved by Ihe fact
that my list of names included some of "my
guys' from Bering, but the person who 1 read
after, was Jeanne White. Ryan White's
mother." Asked about what the march meant
to her on a personal level. Bell slated, "I had
to call upon the best of myself and saw the
resi of the community do the same to make
the march be the successful event that it was.
extremely proud of the work that we did.
vas such a monumental effort, and we
pulled it off." Bell laughingly added, "of
course, now I think I'm capable of handling
anything, even editing the Houston Voice."
Bell says she has a hard act to follow. "I
think Sheri will really be missed. She is well
respected in the community as a very lalented
ter and editor, which is one reason I
nominated her for Grand Marshal of Pride
Week in 1992. 1 know I am sorry to see her
leave Houston, but understand her need to
take care of herself and her family situation.
She also has two boys she is raising alone
and I know what that is like. She will at least
have family around to help in Louisiana,"
Bell sympathizes. "I hope that she won't
leave us entirely, because there will always
be a place in the Houston Voice for her
writings," Bell said.
Are big changes planned for the paper? Bell
stated that she doesn't think that is the case,
at least for the time being. "Sheri and I are
different people and of course have different
styles, so there are bound to be some
changes. I hope I can keep the best of the
foundation she worked to build here and take
it from there," Bell says. She also says she
welcomes the guidance of members of the
community and may even do some focus
groups in the near future. "Unlike a purely
commercial venture, as a community
newspaper, we have a responsibility to the
community we serve. To me that is Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people.
not only in Montrose, but in the Greater
Houslon area, in and outside the loop. I need
to know ways that can best be done. Is there
a segment we are not serving? A way to do it
better? What do people like or dislike about
what is being done now? What do our readers
It also means the businesses we give our
money to. Of course, we need to have the
financial backing of our advertisers, so we
will also be looking at ways to better serve
them and build revenues. We are counting on
iheir support, especially so we can get better
equipment in here. That will make our jobs a
lot easier," Bell emphasized. I do have some
ideas that I am really excited about, things I
want to write, and see covered. My editorial
column 'In My Own Voice' premiers in this
issue. We really welcome submissions from
the community, book reports, news and
culture, as well as our our personal stories. Il
is so important that we report what our lives
really are. It is the documentation of what we
are all about as a people, what history will
know of us." Bell concluded by saying, "I've
only been at work a few days, but there is a
good staff here. Jack, Maggie, Carolyn, Lee,
Matt, Ray and Al are working hard and care
about the quality of their work. My first day
was the busiest day of the week for them, a
Wednesday - the day the paper is put to bed
(sent to the printer). I was very impressed. Il
is a real team effort. The writers also work
hard to bring interesting columns and
information. I've been following their work
as a reader and am looking forward to
working with Glen, Jon, Curt, Larry, Jazz,
Javier, B.R. and the others."
1996 PRIDE GUIDE MAILING
What: 1996 Lesbian/Gay Pride Guide - stuffing,
sealing, labeling, and bagging
Where: Multi-purpose Service Center-1475 West
When Saturday, June 1, 1996
9:30 a.m. to noon 1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m
Backstage Classroom A &B
Contact Patrick Mcllvain 869-0982
Bring a friend!
Help get the word oul about all the Pride Week Activities!