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Daily Breakthrough 1977-11-19 - Page 8. November 19, 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/6372/show/6343.

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Title Daily Breakthrough 1977-11-19
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Date November 19, 1977
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Transcript LESBIANS MAP CONFERENCE STRAT& ^Y By Deborah Diamond Hicks Supporters of lesbian rights met Thursday to attempt to insure that their issues—which were not even considered in Mexico City in 1975- will be heard at the Houston IWY meeting. In a lively meeting at the Metropolitan Community Church, the Lesbian Caucus mapped strategy for attempting to gain support for the passage of their sexual preference plank and to insure visibility. "Right wing elements have singled out lesbians (and NOW) as the forces 'controlling the IWY' Conference- an incredible proposition, given the effort it has taken to even get it included on the agenda," It's Time reported this month. Because the planks will be voted on in alphabetical order, sexual preference will be one of the last issues to reach the floor, if it gets there at all, according to the National Gay Task force's Jean O'Leary and Charlotte Bunch, who presented the plan of action for the conference. Therefore, they said, the lesbian .caucus' strategy is to "Keep the Agenda Moving—Let Every Issue Get Heard." "It is especially important that our •visibility and our issues be an integral part of this conference," said O'Leary. "In this way, we hope to continue to make positive, educational inroads into public opinion beyond what we accomplish at this conference: to eliminate myths and stereotypes; to point out exactly what sort of discrimination lesbians face in society; to discuss ways to obtain protective legislation; and to discuss ways to get rid of discriminatory laws already on the books." O'Leary said that she suspects that right-wing forces, if the state conventions are any indicator, will try to bog down tl session in parliamentary details. In that case, she said, the lesbian forces will attempt to amend issues at the top of the alphabetical list to include its resolutions. A followup strategy session at the church on Friday was disrupted when, according to police, "a neighbor complained" about cars parked on the wrong side of the street. The church also received' a false bomb threat, according to its pastor. At that session, the caucus, after much discussion, decided not to have a rumor control person or mediator-negotiator from the U.S. Department of Justice unless women living in and knowing Houston thought they needed one. Lesbian rights and issues at the IWY were first brought up under President Carter's administration by O'Leary, co-executive director of the National Gay Task Force and an IWY national commissioner, when she suggested lesbian rights be included in topics at state conventions. "Sexual or affectional preference" was recommended for discussion in a general resolution encouraging states to consider a broader range of issues than originally explored by the commission. Lesbianism as a feminist issue was thereby legitimized. The lesbian position that no woman is free until all women are free; that the right to choose another woman is an extension of the right to control one's body. u@men ^^PFA C6UE6RATION During the week of the National Women's Conference Channel 8 will be featuring programs about women and women's issues. "To Be fl Man" "Me and Stella" "Union Maids" 'Georgia O'Keeffe" 11 i 9B8 Channel At state conventions, lesbians and feminists emphasized the four aspects of the issue: 1) passage of legislation to eliminate discrimination on the basis of sexual and affectional preference in order to insure gay civil rights; 2) reform of state penal codes and laws that restrict private sexual behavior between consenting adults; 3) passage of laws making the consideration of sexual preference extraneous in determining child custody and visit^l^n rights; 4) improving lesbian imag^ and visibility in the media. The first three were embodied in the sexual preft national plan, v these recommen to add to the o je plank of the final luse 30 states thought ions important enough iginal recommendations. The fourth is implied in the "media" plank recommending an end to sexual stereotyping in the media. In six other states, minority reports were filed. Only four states passed anti- gay resolutions. It is estimated that lesbians constitute 10 per cent of the population in the United States and also 10 per cent of the delegations. mi.t#ft«^A^vh The Susan B. Anthony Gavel Given to the driving force who helped create the first International Council of Women in 1888, it honors those early advocates of women's rights who took the movement out I of the kitchen and onto the streets. Now you can honor that spirit with this handsome reproduction of Ms. Anthony's original, now in the Smithsonian Institution. Carefully crafted by StiefF in rosewood, sterling and an ecologically acceptable substitute for the original ivory, the inscribed faces mark the occasion and admonish the user to note that "Order is Heaven's first Law." And the wide sterling band, marked with both the Smithsonian and StiefF hallmarks, is perfect for engraving. Price: $37.50 gift box included. £ The Susan B. Anthony Gavel Part of the Smithsonian Series by StiefT. Available at Foley's Department Store Regal Touch All Stores 458 Greenspoints Mall Corrigan Jewelers All Stores The StiefF Company, 800 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21211. DAILY BREAKTHROUGH NOVEMBER 19, 1977 PAGE 7