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Montrose Voice, No. 82, May 21, 1982 - File 026. 1982-05-21. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/6055/show/6051.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 82, May 21, 1982
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date May 21, 1982
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 026
Transcript May 21,1982 / Montrose Voice 25 Pulitizer prize winning political cartoonist Ben Sargent is exclusive in Houston in the Montrose Voice BERING Memorial Methodist Church-1 Hawthorne—526-1017. United Methodist v ship service 10:50am Sun. mer—529-8005: worship services Sun. morning ft evening ft Wed evening; Bible study Mon. £ Tuea evenings; choir practice Wed, evening Max Angst's comic satire— each week in the Voice CITIZENS FOR HUMAN EQUALITY (CHE)- 609 Fannin #1301-236-8666: board meeting second Tuesdays CONG BETH CHAIM-meets at MCCR. 1919 Oecatur-529-4876, 524-5180; service ft social 8pm second & fourth Fridays CONfiOE AREA Gay Wo men-7 56-0354 COURT OF THE SINGLE STAH-meets at Pink Elephant. 1218 Leeland—659-0040 CRISIS HOTLINE-226-150S The Voice has more Montrose readers, more Montrose news, more Montrose advertising. We're Number One. DATA PROFESSIONALS-meeta at L« Qulnta Motor Inn. 4015 Southwest Fwy—522-7809, 523-6922: meeting second Tueadays DIANA FOUNDATION—2700 Mason-5 24-5791 DIGNITY-meets at Catholic Student Center. 1703 BoIsover-528-7644: meetings 7pm Saturdays EPISCOPAL INTEGRITY/Houston-meete at Aurry Houae. 62B5 Main—526-0555 meeting 7 30pm second Tuesdays Tremendous circulation in Montrose—the Voice FAMILY ft FRIENDS of Gays-664-6339 GAY ARCHIVES ot Texas: project ol Interact GAY ATHEISTS League of America—524-2222 GAY ITALIAN Group-526-9844 GAY POLITICAL CAUCUS (GPC)—4600 Main #217—521-1000: general business mealing 7:30pm first Wednesdays: educational forum 7:30pm third Wednesdays Attend MSA softball games each weekend at Levy Field, off Richmond at Eastside GAY PRIDE WEEK 82 Committee—meeta It Kindred Spiriis. 5245 Buffalo Speedway—784- 6699: meeting 2:30pm June 6 GAY SWITCHBOARD-529-3211 HOME COALITION-1409 Oak da le—521-0196 HOMOPHILE INTERFAITH ANiance-729 Manor-523-6969 There's more Montrose sports coverage in the Voice Houston Area GAY ft LESBIAN ENGINEERS ft Scientists—526-7386: meets 7pm 4th Wednesdays HOUSTON COMMUNITY CLOWNS—862-8314 HOUSTON HUMAN RIGHTS LEAGUE-523- HOUSTON TAVERN GUILD: members include Badlands. Barn. Dirty Sally's. Exile. Mary's. Mld- nite Sun. Truck Stop • INTERACT/Houaton (I/H lnc.)-340S Mulberry—529-7014, 694-1732: Community Coffeehouse 7:30pm-midnight Fri.; board meeting 7:30pm first Thursdays (varied locations); ed uca Nona I forum 7:30 pm third Thursdays Pulitizer prize winning political cartoonist Ben Sargent is exclusive in Houston in the Montrose Voice • KPFT Radio. FM-90—419 Lovett Blvd —526- 4000: "Wilde 'n Stein" gay radio Show 10pm- midnigh! Thurs Max Angst's comic satire- each week in the Voice MONTROSE CIVIC Club (Neartown)—meets at Bering Church. 1440 Hawthorne—522-1000: meeting 7:30pm fourth Tuesdays MONTROSE CLtNIC-104 Westheimer-528- 5531: open 6-10pm Fri., 1-5pm Sun.. 6-.0pm Tues. ft Thurs MONTROSE COUNSELING Center-900 Lovett #102—529-0037: National gav health workers convention in Houston June 4-6 Tongue in Cheeks Montrose Sports BOWLING-piays at Stadium Bowl, 8200 Braesmain-960 1518. 961-1523: games Mon. ft Thurs. evenings The Voice has more Montrose readers, more Montrose news, more Montrose advertising. We're Number One. Montrose Sports SOFTBALL-523-8802 days, 523-0413 eves: season play April 17-July 18, playoffs July 24-Aug. 1 Montrose Sports TENNiS-524-2151: Texas Cup June 26 at Memorial Tennis Center; "U. S. Openly Gay" National Tennis Tournament in San Francisco Memorial Day weekend Montrose Sports VOLLEYBALL-880-2930: games 7:30pm Tues., Gregory-Lincoln school, 1101 Taft; tournament Aug 14 at Fonde Recrea- tional Center MONTROSE SYMPHONIC band—meets at Bering Church, 1440 Hawthorne—527-9669; meeting 7:30pm Tuea.; concert Spm May 22, Tower Theater, 120f Westheimer MUSTANGS (social club)—meets at the Barn, 710 Pacific—528-9427: club night Thurs. OPERATION DOCUMENTATION: project Of GPC LAMBDA ALANON-meeta at Church. 5210 Fannin—521-9772: meeting Fri. evening LUTHERANS CONCERNED-meets at Grace Lutheran Church. 2515 Waugh-521-0863. 453- 1143: meeting second ft fourth Tues. evenings METROPOLITAN Community Church of the Resurrection (MCCR) —1919 Decatur—861- 9149; pot-luck dinner 7:30pm Sat.; worship services 10:45am ft 7:15pm Sun. ft 7:15pm Wed ; membership inquirers class 7:30pm Mon. Alanon meeting Spm Mon, Alcoholics Anonymous meeting Bpm Mon. ft Thurs. "Montrose Art" by Ed Martinez, exclusive each week in the Voice Tremendous circulation in Montrose—the Voice TEXAS GAY CONFERENCE IX—669-7231: planning meeting 7:30pm May 12,106 Avondale; conference Sept. 3-5 in Houston. TEXAS OAY TASK FORCE—S2»-7014. 522- 1659: stale conference In Houston Sept. 3-5 TEXAS HUMAN RIGHTS Foundation—1519 Marytand-526-9139 , 1022 Westhel- UNITARIAN/UNIVERSALIST Gay Caucus—c/o 1st Unitarian Church. 5210 Fannin—520-9767, 528-5642: meeting third Sun, afternoons WESLAYAN FELLOWSHIP- Max * IB82 MONTROSE VOICE. / think you owe Richard the very best explanation you can contrive Codes take the surprise out of an encounter By Peter Harrison Peeking in at a singles bar for hip swingers has made me aware of how much of the magic and mystery we used to know is gone. The atmosphere in the place was a familiar combination of heavy hunting vibes and jubilant freedom familiar from the days ofthe mid-'60s, when gay bars became explosively and openly gay. Before that time, we sneaked into "mixed" bare, nudged around humpy numbers dropping key words in hope that they would be picked up—hoping we would be picked up. Then, if you got lucky, you went home and happily took what you got. Now, I find myself surrounded with mating dances and costume codes so complicated that they make Hapsburg court ritual look as simple as dialing the time of day. It all started with those damned key chains, or rings, or whatever you want to call them. Top men were supposed to wear them on one side, bottoms on the other. I never could remember which was which. I have problems making left and right turns in traffic. Besides, was the location in question the left when cruising the backside, or the left when contemplating basketview? Unsatisfied with those devilish devices, someone dreamed up a color code for hankies that has become Byzantine beyond belief. Supposedly, everyone wears a color to indicate his sexual needs and practices, and the location—right or left again—indicates the role he takes in its execution. Right or left from front or rear? And what color means what? The only one I ever recall is yellow, which helps only in eliminating prospective partners in an act I don't get into. Then, there are those cute T-shirts that are meant to make things easier. Humbug! When I first saw a torso marked "hard," I got an entirely erroneous impression that wasted a lot of time for me until I saw his partner, "easy." "Slave" sounded interesting until I noticed that he was already accompanied by a "Master." Now there's a pink triangle T-shirt, and I'm not sure that I feel easy with that at all. The Lambda symbol is just as much to the point and has far more positive connotations. You can adorn your bod with symbols which shout out your intimaate measurements and conditions as well as social comments of all kinds. It's just the kid in me, I guess, but I miss the good old days when surprise was a basic element of the sexual game. What fun is it to open a birthday present that announces what's inside and how to use it? Same here. Five minutes into converaataion—no, make that at first glance, you know your prospect's sexual habits, dimensions, frequency of usage, and pretty nearly what he expects for breakfast in the morning. And so, of course, does everyone else. When you leave the bar with an industrial-size, uncut, red-kercheif-right-pocket, key chained and booted gentleman, your evening is plotted out as surely as the steps of a gavotte. No chance to embroider your love life with sweet fibs of wanton freedom; your listeners will know what you were up to, and probably how it went and for how long. Bring back serendipity! How nice it would be to open up the '50s and be able to say, with real feeling, "How generous of you!" or even, "Well, it's the thought that counts, isn't it?" instead of the usual examination for truth in advertising. After all, consumer fraud can put a bigger dent in your enthusiasm than no expectation at all. Bring back surprise! Ah, the joy of that Marine who loved to sleep on his stomach. Ah, the excitement of that stockbroker who turned out to be Attila the Hun in pin-stripes. At the moment, the hets are one step behind and some fun in advance of us. My prediction is that this, too, shall pass. In time, we'll see little gold "D's" on the collars of female dominatarices, tiny Hershey miniatures for Mr. Goodbare, and clerical collars for missionary-position-only fans. By that time, I hope to introduce my innovation to gay bars: a raffle that mates patrons by number. Everyone goes home with somebody and we all get surprised. 01982 Stonewall Features Syndicate
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