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Montrose Voice, No. 337, April 10, 1987 - File 006. 1987-04-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 7, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/7879/show/7855.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 337, April 10, 1987
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date April 10, 1987
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 006
Transcript No Win for Britt in SF By United Press International Democratic Party activist Nancy Pelosi captured the most votes among 14 candidates in a San Francisco congressional race to succeed the late Rep. Sala Burton but failed to net enough votes to avoid a runoff. Her runoff, however, will not be against second-place winner Harry Britt. Voters went to the polls to select a successor to Burton, a Democrat who died Feb. 1 of cancer. The two strongest candidates, both Democrats, were Pelosi, 47, and San Francisco Supervisor Britt, 48, who is homosexual. Pelosi collected 38,021 votes, or 36 percent, to become the Democrat in the runoff. Britt, formerly of Port Arthur, Texas, had hoped to become the first openly gay person elected to Congress. He received 34,031 votes, or 32 percent. But lacking a clear 50 percent win, Pelosi was forced into a June 2 runoff against the top Republican vote-getter, Harriet Ross, and four minor party candidates. Before her death, Burton endorsed Pelosi. She also drew support from San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein, California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and other Democratic leaders. Democratic Supervisor Bill Maher had 14,914 votes, or 14 percent, and three other Democrats received a total of 10 percent. Ross had 2,922 votes, or 3 percent, to defeat three other Republicans for a spot in the runoff. Other candidates criticized Pelosi throughout the election for her wealth, her ties to influential politicians and the fact that she has never held an elected office. Pelosi, a former state Democratic Party chairman and successful party fund-raiser, said she is qualified for the office because of her community work in San Francisco and her familiarity with local and national politics. Pelosi is the daughter of former Maryland congressman and Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesanctro Jr. Analysts say much of Pelosi's popularity stems from the endorsement by Burton, who died of cancer shortly after being sworn into a second term. As a result, voters associate Pelosi with the popular congresswoman and her husband, Rep. Philip Burton, who held the congressional seat from 1964 to until his death in 1983. While in Congress, the Burtons amassed a liberal coalition of minorities, union members and environmentalists who dominated the city's politics and were called the "Burton machine" by Democrats and Republicans alike. Britt was considered Pelosi's closest contender because of his strong support from the city's gay community, which makes up a substantia] percent of the district's eligible voters. Voter turnout was higher than expected and election officials credited heavy media coverage and the switch to daylight-saving time for the number of voters. The final election is scheduled for June 2. California's 5th Congressional District encompasses 85 percent of San Francisco. *V Safe! Coffee Shop 1102 Westheimer — 522-3332 l_ APRIL 10, 1987 /MONTROSE VOICE 5 Rock Against AIDS Proudly Serving Montrose 24 Hours a Day Steaks, Seafood, Beer, Wine, Champagne Daily Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Thanks for Your Continued Support of Aid for AIDS BACCHUS Congratulations R.C. (Rosemary) Cuellar! 1st Place Wild Cow Bide in GJS.GJLA. Sunday 5-9pm Mary Ann Mahony & Mata Hari Thursday Steak Night Bring your own steak. We supply the rest. 75$ Schnapps Anytime during April! Happy Hour Tues.-Fri. till 9pm 523 Lovett 523-3396 By William C. Trott United Press International Appearances by Bob Geldof, Elton John, Boy George and George Michaels highlighted an AIDS-fighting benefit at London's Wembley Arena in what was a night of musical comebacks. Michaels, making his first solo appearance since the demise of Wham, drew a huge ovation when he took the stage. John sang a couple of rousing songs in his first appearance since throat surgery and the annoucement of the breakup of his marriage. Boy George sang his hit "Everything I Own" and told the crowd, "This is the first time I've sung for 2 years." Much of accompaniment was provided by the Super Group—John Ent- wistle of the Who, Andy Summers ofthe Police and drummer Zak Starkey, son of Ringo Starr. For the finale most of the stars got together, threw condoms into the crowd and sang "Stand By Me." The show raised $180,000 from ticket sales and organizers expect more from donations when the concert is seen by an estimated 100 million people on television. China Says It Has First AIDS Victim BEIJING (UPI)—A Chinese man who lived in the United States for more than 10 years has died of AIDS in southern China, becoming the country's first native victim of the disease, the official Xinhua News Agency reported April 3. Xinhua said the 34-year-old victim, whose relatives refused to allow him to be identified, fell ill early last yearin the United States where he had been working in a restaurant since 1975. He had previously lived in Hong Kong for about three years. The man was admitted to a New York hospital, but his condition failed to improve. In November, he returned to his hometown in southern Fujian Province for further treatment. "Although he received adequate care in a Fujian hospital, he died of AIDS on March 26," Xinhua quoted a Health Ministry official as saying. "This is the first AIDS case ever diagnosed by Chinese experts," he said. Hospital Recommends Death Penalty TAIPEI, Taiwan (UPI)—Taiwan's most prestigious hospital Tuesday recommended the death penalty for AIDS carriers, who knowingly infect others and penalties for doctors who fail to report cases of the disease. Dr. Wang Cheng-yi of the Taiwan University Hospital called willful AIDS infection "tantamount to murdering and thus should be punished accordingly." Doctors who fail to report cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome should be fined at least $290 and face -other penalties, he said. There was no immediate indication how the government would react to the suggestion. Taiwan has only one confirmed aids case and the patient, a homosexual businessman who traveled abroad often, died in Taipei half a year ago.
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