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Pointblank Times 1978-01 - 1978-02 - Page 3. January - February 1978. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4005/show/3975.

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Title Pointblank Times 1978-01 - 1978-02
Date January - February 1978
Description Vol. 4 No. 1
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Lesbianism--United States--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Lesbians--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
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  • Periodicals
Language English
Physical Description 33 page periodical
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Digital Collection Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters
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Title Page 3
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Lesbianism--United States--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Lesbians--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b3767189~S11
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript editorial: I am a lesbian/feminist. I have always denied the politics of separatism. I believed that we must look at all issues with a humanist approach; denying the input and/or existance of the male world is a non-productive method of refusing to deal with a part of society. Time and again, I have stood up for my convictions. Through the horror and agony of my own sisterTs persecution. I have seen women beaten and raped by gay men to whom I have extended my trust. I have seen my close lesbian sisters talked down and sent away at a GPC meeting because the men had not wanted to listen. I have seen my gay TTbrothersn tell me how much they wanted to accept women and be my friend, then violently refuse my entrance into a bar because it was a MboyTs barM. In the past summer, I marched with thousands of sisters and brothers through the streets of Houston with a common cause, with a common pride. Women and men were working together, supporting each other. Without each other, the success of that evening would have been impossible. In my innocence, I thought that at last, the anger, the misunderstandings, the violence, was over. Monday night, January 9, 1978, I realized that I was wrong. This rally, which was Mnot to protest the arrival of Anita BryantTt, was proclaimed to be for all gay people. I foolishly considered the invitation to be extended to lesbians as well, and I donned my warmest clothes and appeared on the doorsteps of City Hall The rally did not represent all gay people. It was a "boy's" rally. There was token representation of women in the speakers that addressed the predominately male crowd. There were no speakers that represented the gay men that I considered my allies, men whose attitudes and actions encompassed the feelings of the entire homosexual community. At first I was angry because I did not see more women there, but it did not take long for me to realize why these women had not come It was not the freezing temperatures that kept them away, but their distrust of the self-proclaimed "leaders" of our gay community. Ray Hill, who organized the rally, spent the entire evening as the MC, making foolish carnal remarks that set the gay movement back several steps with each utter. How is society going to understand or even listen to us if our "representatives" continue to add to their false belief that the only thing homosexuals think about is sex? Nor did he realize (he was so caught up in his role as "leader") that his sexism was showing. Like a slip under a well-tailored dress, it slid into view as he struggled to add humor or make a point. It seems to me that Ray Hill has decided that he is everyone's leader, and that we should look up to him with gratitude. Example: "I called this rally." "I met with the mayor." "If politicians want the black vote, they have to talk with several leaders of the black community. continued on page 4 January/February 1978