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Pointblank Times 1975-11 - Page 1. November 1975. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 12, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/59/show/47.

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Title Pointblank Times 1975-11
Date November 1975
Description Vol. 1 No. 8
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Lesbianism--United States--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Lesbians--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
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Language English
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  • 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
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Transcript pointblank times a lesbian/feminist publication Vol. I No. 8 November, 1975 Houston, Texas 05 4 Fred News On October 1st, a meeting at the Metropolitan Community the Resurrection between Mayor Hofheinz and approximately 30 tatives of various Houston gay zations. Those organizations were: Gay Activist Alliance, tical Caucus, Dignity, Integri Sexuality and Lesbianism Task NOW, MCC, gay businesspersons owners and members of the loca press. Commentary was held If ten years ago, a canuiaate for Church of mayor of Houston had met with represen- Fred tatives of the black community and asked represen- for their endorsement by pledging his organi- general support but no support on speci- represented fie issues such as discrimination in Gay Poli- housing, he would have been booed or ty/Houston, laughed right out of the meeting place. Force of Why, then, was Fred Hofheinz allowed to and bar do exactly this in his meeting with repre- 1 gay sentatives of the gay community two weeks ago and greeted with a standing ovation? Hofheinz, in his opening remarks, stated that his administration has attempted to create a freer atmosphere for discussion of gay issues before city council. "My dealings with the prejudices against women and minorities have been well publicized. Not as well publicized have been our dealings with the prejudices against gays. The institutional resistance against gays is greater than against minorites. However, there is a lot that can be done administratively. My administration is interested in experimenting with new ideas on the matter." Questions from the audience mainly dealt with police brutality and harassment of gays. Hofheinz, in response to these statements, said, "The attitude of the mayor cannot control the attitude of a large number of city employees (police officers). The problem is supervision. Under Herman Short there was one 45 police officers. My has lowered that ratio supervisor per administration to one per 15. Rev. Falls of the MCC responded to this issue by offering a challenge to the police department to a game of softball. "This is an effort to create I think that the answer to this question is to be found in the introductory remarks made by Rev. Falls of the Metropolitan Community Church when he described the meeting as a "privilege". From my observations, this remark was representative of the general attitude of the majority of the audience. This is the only reason I can find for such an audience to be so grateful after having been offered so little. To begin with let's set the record straight. As citizens of Houston, the meeting with the mayor was not a "privilege" but a right. This point is more than a matter of semantics; it is crucial to the gay movement in Houston, in particular to the potential of the Gay Political Caucus. I believe that we are not asking for favors or privileges, instead, we are demanding our rights. Because they are rights and not favors, we are entitled to them, and do not have to be grateful when a "practical" politician shows some meager sign of support. If this sounds familiar, it is because Black and Chicano citizens of this country have been saying this for some time. What I heard Mayor Hofheinz say (but that he never spoke) was that he didn't continued on page 2 continued on page 7