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Title Montrose Voice, No. 334, March 20, 1987
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date March 20, 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 019
Transcript 18 MONTROSE VOICE / MARCH 20, 1987 Phony Personal Ad Brings Hate Mail By GREG BURKE CHICAGO (UPI)—Gay men who answered a phony personal advertisement discovered that their responses were being mailed to neighbors and employers with a hate letter that said: "Avoid this homosexual at all costs." An attorney representing two of the men said the ad may have been placed by the same person or group that sent letters to neighbors and families of 150 people who signed a petition condemning anti-homosexual activities at the University of Chicago. Postal inspectors are investigating the incident, attorney Robert Dachis said. The University of Chicago said it is also cooperating with a police investigation. "Whoever typed them is rather clever," Dachis said Wednesday. "There are no overt threats here, and actually they are worded carefully enough that there is nothing defamatory per se." The phony ad describing a University of Chicago student who wanted to meet other gay men ran about four weeks ago in the Chicago Reader newspaper, a weekly distributed free throughout the city. At least eight men who responded have been the targets of hate mail, Dachis said. One of the letters sent to a neighbor said, "As proof of this individual's homosexuality, we are including a photocopy of a letter which he recently wrote to a so-called gay matching advertisement. If you are not convinced, call them up and ask them about it." Underlined and capitalized at the bottom of the letter was the statement, "Avoid this homosexual at all costs." One of the men who responded works at a Chicago school. Letters saying he was homosexual were sent to his neighbors, landlord and the principal, assistant principal and teachers at the school. "I had just moved to Chicago and was trying to meet new people," the man, who asked not to be identified, told the Chicago Tribune. "I responded and heard nothing. Then last week, my neighbors started coming to me, showing me these letters." Dachis said letters were sent to two supervisors and a colleague of one of his clients, and the other client received a letter addressed to "resident." The letter was written on stationery with the heading "Great White Brotherhood of the Iron Fist" and marked with an inverted triangle containing a fist and a dagger. A skull and crossbones were at the bottom of the page with the Latin words, "Oderint dum metuant," which roughly translate to "Hate me but fear me," Dachis said. A letter to the employer of one of the gay men said he was a "health threat to you and your organization," Dachis said. Under the body of the letter were the words "Friends ofthe City." Dachis said he suspects the phony ad was placed by the same person or group responsible for the recent mailing to neighbors and families of the students and faculty members who signed the University of Chicago petition. The petition condemned anti-gay activities on campus, including hate mail sent to openly gay students and bumper stickers placed on buildings that said, "Fight AIDS, Castrate all Gays." The Windy City Times, a gay newspaper in Chicago, warned readers this week not to give their full name, phone number, or address when responding to personal ads. montrose VOICE HOUSTON, TEXAS ISSUE 334 FRIDAY. MARCH 20, 1987 Published weekly Community Publishing Company 408 Avondale Houston, TX 77006 Phone (713) 529-8490 Contents copyright 1987 Office hours: 8am-6pm Henry McClurg.p_.bi.sr.ef-editor Linda Wyche/rTransging editor David Roumfort.prod(-c..or. SUBSCRIPTIONS (713) 529-8490 ADVERTISING SALES DEPARTMENT (713) 529-8490 Jerry Mulholland<,a.-Ver-_.s.r.g director Ken Boge/account executive POSTMASTER: Send address corrections lo 408 Avondale. Houston, TX 77006-3028 Subscription rata in US {by Voice carrier or US Mail) $1 25 per week (up to 2 issues), (65 per year |52 weeks], or $32 50 per six months (26 weeks) National advertising representative Rivendell Marketing, P.O Box 1268. Plainfield. NJ 07061, (201) 754-4348 Final advertising deadline All display ads 5pm 2 days prior to publication date All classified ads 2pm 1 day prior to publication date. Notice to advertisers Advertising rate schedule Eight-A was effective April 11, 1986 Responsibility We do not assume financial responsibility tor claims by advertisers but readers are asked to advise the newspaper ol any suspicion of fradulent or deceptive advertising and suspicions will be investigated News service United Press International Pest Trivia: Q.: How many eggs are contained in one femal German roach capsule? A.: 30-48 eggs which hatch in about 28 days at room temperature. Pest Control 223-4000 Licensed & Regulated by Structural Pest Control Board of Texas MEWS WIGHT OUT Every MONDAY Night 2nd Week MALE STRIP CONTEST 10pm EIGHT WEEK SERIES $400 Gash Prize 8pm-2am 750 BOTTLE BEER $1.50 WELL 250 DRAFT D.J. Disco — No Cover Come Check Us Out Robert—1st Week Winner CRYSTAL'S 911 W. Drew — 522-7524
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