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Title Connections, Vol. 2, No. 4, April 1980
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  • Olinger, James K.
Publisher Gay Community Services
Date April 1980
Language English
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
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  • Austin, Texas
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  • newspapers
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Transcript Come join Jerry Falwell on the steps of-­State Capit 1 ol! RALLY withJerry Falwell ANTI-GAY RALLY FOR AUSTIN Riyht-,11.ng fundairentdlist preacher Jerry Falw(l: on th platfom. You c..ir.'t .is this ral~y." ,:i a".l!loonced h will J:x-- holding an "I LOvc. A":'erica" The rally is sched lC'rl for .l'ues ay, April 8, on th Rally m Austin on the capitol steps on ~'uesday, April capitol steps in A..istin. 'l'he "I Love Arrerica" ::rusic 8 . In .l ll>tter .id lrcssed to pastor .ind aclnunistrators team will begir. at 10:00 a,m. The actual rally ,ull f church schools he sc1ys , "I knc,,,, you want to be there begin at 11 : 00 a .m. occause you b:.• 11 v in freedcm for our churches and An Aust in minister sent Falwell ' s letter to AMER- ::hr L tian schools dnd you stand wlth us in our fight CAN A'l'HEISTS leader Madalyn Murray O 'Hair , who sent against alxJrtlon, harosexuality , pornography, and 1.n- copies to "all concerned groups," incl..1ding CXJ.-f:\1EC."IICY.'1S ::ru.,1on by the goverrurent. " she has written to the State Board of Control, which 1.s Falw01l 's lC'tter continues, "We ::rust convince gov- the agency which gives per:n.ission to use ·the Capitol nl!OC'nt leadC'rs that the Bible- believing churches and steps. She has also written to the I.R.S. to see if th Christwn schools are a pcwerful force for gocxi in this blatantly politlcal activity is pemissibl"' with •~ach state. And , they must w made to realize that woe money raised fran religioos contrib.ltions. dl"C larye m r.unmr, growing rapidly - and we ,rill not O'Hair has also notified the local press and is tc hurassed ! " investigating a possible injunction against the event. ''\vE" expect heavy rrolia news coverage. 1hJ.S rally She is asking local groups to attend a strategy :reetL"'lg, ;;ou ... l be grrntly ;i:;C'd of God (sic) tor the moral dir- "Nill you help us finance a suit to stop this :'.Ian? x:t1on of 'I ~s and across the country. Ive pray that Woold yoo picket the rreeti.'19?11 _ the rt.1111.es will be a m2ans of involving your people "You have the rights you sta'1d up for .. . ooly in the need to draw this nation back to Go:!." that and nothing more. This man can cause difficulties Falwell asi<s his readers to "Bus as rl'ill'lY of your for your group, for yoor rusmess , for the city of Aus­) e()ple as possiblc . You and your people are needed to tin . We don ' t need Christian r:oralists intrudL"'lg their take a stand for Christianity and religious freedan." value systems into anyone ' s personal lives - nor do we '"l'he total student l:xxlies of m:iny Christian schools need them to dictate to oor legislators the lat/S which 11ill attend. ~'he school officials have made this a will govern us . " field day and will te visiting important places in the At press tirre , several individuals have a.'1.'1ounced st.cite capital for educational reasons - tcfore and af- their intention to picket the rally. For nore 1nfcrr..a-t0r th rullY-" tion, contact A."'1ERICA!' A'l'HEIS'l'S at 2210 Ha.'1cock Drive "State lt.:.gislators will 00 mvit ,a to sit with yoo phonL' 512/458- 1244 , i.·:mxhatcly! ' 2 CONNECTIONS CO~NECTI ONS 240• lanor Rad =1'8, ust1n, ,% 7'd72L 512/4 .; - 660 Ed1tor/Publisher . Jim Oli 1gcr Graphics . . . . . Jon Distribut~on . . . \foyc...t. Fn.y 1ypinJ . . . Wayut. Frey, Gtrry ,orr, reith Mdstalio .ational Advertising Joe JiS1bato , 666 6th Ave. , Ned York "y ·0010,212/242 - 6863 Contributors: Poetry - Hektor , G. P . StuJcevic Art - Do~ , Francisco , Kirby Articles - J1:n Olingc,r , \1ayde Frey , Roy E . 1eele , Johannes Werres , Kathy Deitsch , Daniel Curzon , Gerry Tarr , Rob Gips Publications - 1he Alternate , TWI: , i.Halog , A..istin Lambda Newsletter Photos - Jim Olinger CONNEC1IONS is dedicated to providing a forum for the lesbian/gay com:nunity of Austin and 1exas . Publication of the name or photograph of any person or organization is not to be, tak~n as any inuication of the sexual orien­ta~ ion of that pc,rson or organization . CONNEC1IO~S w~lcornes unsolicited news and/or featurt articles , phutograpns , drawings , and pontry . If return or acknowledge~nnt is re­quested , please enc:ose a stam~ed , self­aJdressed t.nv~lope . CONNEC.IONS will not assume responsibility for unsolicited material . C~NNEC1IO.-s is a member of the International Gay News Agency . Pub:ish~d by Gay Community Services , a progra~ of the Univ€rsity YWCA/YMCA , 2330 Guadalupe , Austin , 1exas 78705 . Telephone : 512/477 - 6699 Gdy co~:nunity Services Coordinating Council F•~J- raising/Y liaison . . Dick Ehlert :tember~hip/'Ireasurer . . . . . Lynn Aday Office . . . . . .. ... . . Rob Gips Speakers BureaJ . . ... . . 1roy Stukes Publicati0n; . . . .. .... Jic Olinger ? '?, ?? 'l 9 q ~ • ? ? . ,J • '1 ? '1 . .'\ . ·Questions? q_ ' ') ?• ? ~ ?• , _,) ,, '1. 1.,. • ? • 1 . ? ~ ? ? ') ;, • '1 GAY COMMUNITY SERVICES '? ? , HOT~INE , ;, 1 · 477-6699 HELP! CONNECaIONS has a very serious problem. .t'. 0~1 wh1ch has sunk many publications. We have nu advertising :nanugcr . That means that I must contact advertisers and sell the ads . CONNECTIO~S is supportel entirely by advertis­ing . No ads , no paper . I '~ already publishiag and editing the paper , as well as doing much of th~ reporting . Since I also hold a full - time Job , I simply don ' t have the time to do all my present work and be advertising manager , too . ~hat's a full - ti~e job by itself . Ne need a qualified individual to be our advertising manager . The hours are a bit ir­regular , but it can be lots of fun . Most of the businesses you 'll be contacting are dlready interested in advertising in lesbian/gay public ­ations . There are bunches of hot leads , with no- one to follow them up. ~o make the dea l a bit sweeter , CONNECTIONS announces its first , and only , paid position . Our advertising manager will get a real- live com.~ission . It won ' t be i nstant wealth, but it ~ight pay for gas . AJvertising experience is des i rable , but certai nly not necessary . You must ha~~ a phone, and car . The Job is impos sible without them . .his is interesting , cha!lenging and very re­warding work . You ' ll be helping providt.: a gay/ lesbian alternative to hostile or indifferent straight media , and ~eet a l ot of i nteresting people , too. For more informdtlon , contdct me at 47 4-1660. Please help Jim Olinger GOOD LUCK, LARRY In th0 past year , an indiviJual in Austin ' i gay ccr.rrunity has bcE>n very active in Gay Ccmru..,ity Ser­vices , gay health care, and gay publication~ . Larry PaL"'Cr , a regi~tercd nurse , organized the spcci~l scremm;J program for syphilis through the Austinj'l'rav­is County dealth Deparr.ITCnr in Novemtcr of 1979 . _Out of this progrd.~ , he instituted the Gay Nurses Allidnce of Austin. . Larry was a ~hone counselor for Gay ~amun1ty service!:. and started tht.: GCS office' "f.!Celift" • HE:> also spent mi:lnY ho.:.rr, hl'lping publi'-'h our lo.;d!. news­reqJ Z lh" ...•. a,:NEX:'I'IOOS . Larry hds r:"OVed to San FrancLSCO to fulfi:1 his wilc..t.:.,t tantdsiC's and dc::;irc,s . Many organizdtions. wi 11 miss the gay wit and h~ th....t he gem ratt.'rl . We all th&U< hl.ffi for all the t.irre and work he hdS givC"n. We hope thdt his TTOVe will 1::,,:- positive and,pro uctivc and that tc continues hi., involvcrrent l.n a~l the areas tl-at interest hL'll in son Francisco. 1hd!lks , Larry, and good luck!!! Gay .;iJI"se.; Alliance of Austin Gay Ccmrunity Services CONNB:":Ia-lS Stdff Austin/1'ravi, county Health Depararent CONNECTIONS 3 NEW HOME FOR AUSTIN LAMBDA CULTURAL CENTER Austl.n LambJ.a -.;ult..rral center i1dS :11ved to this building at 603 West .'Welfth . An open house and houseJJarming for lhe new location will be held at 7p.m. on Saturday, April 19 . Refreshrrents will be served. 'l'he new facility has a small paved parking area in the back cm•J features several roans for various actl.vitiE. . '\ust'rn Larnb:la Cultural Center plans to incorp:..:a· as a non-profit organization and to sec..k tax- •x, .npl.iOn with the IRS . 'l'he group also seek~ to increase the n~r of its sI,JOnsors to 200 1n order to function successfully . Human Rights Adz1ocafes PO Box 39406 San Antonio. Texas 78239 5121655 3724 YES! 1 believe In a professional approach to legislative advocacy for gay c1v1t r ghts in Texas PLfASE INCLUDE MY NAME ON THE LEGISLATIVE ALERT LIST Nome _______________ _ Address ______________ _ C,ty/State __________ Z,p __ BRIEFLY Gay teenagers at GCS have chosen not to :-reet as a gay youth group on a regular basis , but to particl.pate in the rap group and in other GCS activities along with ev­eryone else. We have had 4 or 5 high-school-age young mm participating, so far . Leadership of the Friday night rap group is being shared by Dick Ehlert a"ld Lynn Aday. 'l'he GCS lesbia.'1 rap group set to begin Fe!J. 8 never o o f th gramd. Conven r Da,m East rroved to San Frar.- people have l..'1 c :m:.m: ~ .. , ;,,arry Paber, J 11 ay C iv1.s S O 1 t US 1n S<ID Francisco. J f Jon ~ was pr si tmt b.Y y <..1t U'l-l\ustin 1n 1970. H later JOr ec 'pm .:it the Creative Rapil Learnbg Cent , a U:nv :r­si y Y pr03ra"t!. . CM Jeff has rrov to Sci."1 Fru..'1Cisco a!. CCXOC' oot as a gay activis ! Richilrd Halpin of the CRLC told th~ Austin Gay Radio Collective to chanJe the na,e of its radio program, 1·A Different Druntrer ," because CRLC has a ·2- year-old proJect called "Different Drurrrrers ." He fears confusion with the radio program could hurt his grant applicaticms . "l'he Different Drum," a leather bar, has opened in Houston . \vatch out, Richard. Dianne Draper , exhorter at r-CCA, is taking her "fin­als" for her ministers licence. Bunche Brittain is suing the Texas Alcoholic Bever­age Ccmnission. Janna Zumbrun was reappointed to the Austin Human Relations Ccmnission by vot of the City Council. Mayor 1'cClellan did not vote in favor of Janna ' s reappointirent. Four lesbian and gay camunity leaders ans·,iered phoned-in questions on a live television talk shCM, "Ano­ther View," on KLRU-1V, channel 18, cable channel 8, on Wednesday , March 26 at 7μn. 'l'he four were Vicki Hill, Wayd~ f'rey , Scotty Scott and Michael Menefee. Gerry 'l'arr reports that the Gay • urses Alliance of Austin voted late in March to lx>ycott the 'l'ransarrerica Corporation for releasing "Cruising" and "WL"1<1a,:s." 'l'ra"'s­arrerica subsidiaries include such canpanies as O::cidental Life Insurance , Budget Rent- a-Car , Lyon Van and Storage, and anything with '"I'ransa~ica" in its n ....'. !C. GCS P~ONE COUNSELORS !EEDED by Rob Gips Gay Ca:rnunity Services currently ne<..'Cls volunteer ounselors. Duties 111clude telephone and drop-L"l peer camsel ng, as well as rw.kmq referrals to various ustin service organizations , rosinesses and professionals. I-le need mature- , service oriented, individuals to \-.Qrk rem 6: oo to 1 o: oo PM one n 1.ght per ~k. Yoo' ~l b:! perfornun.g a valuable service for Austin. Peer cou."lseling is a lot of fun , too! Interested lesbi sand gay men shct.lld telephone the GCS office at 477""tJG99 any evening oou-ieen 6:00 zmd 1 o: 00 R·l for rrore rnforrnation. CONNECTIONS Gay Nurses' Alliance By Gc-rry larr 1. Gay ·Jr.;e~ Al •• aace ot fa,st m h ld Lts first L ·ul r-cc t.1.r, J c,r, F r,rJ.i.ry ~• , 1980 . D1.scus~1.on Sl.J scr nlllJ f-•O:Jr<.U:" , th .uture led ler:c;hii, o. , the 1 tt r of appr x::1a'" il.ll1 rE'CeivE'd frQTl the ·inx::tor of rh ~t m ruvi~ aunty Heulth Departrrent , th .md liunil.ty rnsu.rcll'lcc tor Alli~c . Wrry P..ilm:,,. , P.:. , C - fo...nd ~ of G::,W', , dl'l."100."'lCed his plun; to :OVc to Sun Fr.i.ncL,co to further hL ex-p: ri ::- u.. I catm.lI',ity ,iurk . GNAA t. . .i.nks Ldrry for ..ill tlllP dr1 l ffor+- ,. g .. v to the Au"trn <Jay cll:m.ln.ty ...._.,,J ropes thi.i" hLS n, trnatiun n.'.ts his exp<..-c-t dr .LOOS . S LnC • ,·ldrch 15 , GNNI hcis expill1ued their S1D cl mic.; . In add 1 '"or, to <.lrdvllng bl\JO'l to scrc~m for yμ,ilu, , we ,nll ta.Kc .;ullc!I"e~ for gunorrh0a . Cul­tur •c rr..iy Ix· t<.1r:c·n tron the throat , ur1;;thra , rectJ:n, VdJU.d , or cervix. Pr1.v..1cy is provided. An individual mdY lc-ct to have on1;; , two, or c1ll the tf'sts ccr.ipleted free of charge. R0ports will be av,.ulable the follo,,ing Wednesday for syphilis and urerhrdl cJltures for gonorrhea . The n,ports frcm throat , vaginal , cervical , or rectal cul­tires for gonorrhed ar~ available in 7- 10 days . Ldst ycdr , 'l'exas led the ndtion with the l argest increase in the nu"'.'.b::>r of syphilis cdses . '!'here were 2 , 637 new Cdses of syphilis - d 24% inc rease . '!'here Rre 88,943 new ci.L ·s of gonorrhcJ - a 5% in=ease. 'l'O date , GNM has drdvin over 330 blocd specim2ns for .;yphilis (Nov. ' 7'!' - Mar. '80) , i.ll1rl have done ove>r 20 ~ultures for <JOOOrrhed (March '80 to present) . Gi.,M will J:x• hokting SID (Sexually Transmitted uiseaJ~) clinics dt the follCMing locations : Sat . , April 12 - Stall1.v11 Bookstore - 10μ;s~2am Mon . , April 2~ - New Apt . Lounge - 10μn- 2arn S..it . , May 3 - /\ust1n Country - • Or;u.- 2a'll Sat. , May 1 7 - nr. Peeper 's BoOkstore - 10μ:-.- 2a-n Sat., ~lay 31 - PrivdtC Cellar - 10μn- 2am Sat. , J;me 14 - Cl. .• b Baths - 10r;u.- 3d.:n I 'l'he Gay Nurses Alliunce of Austin thanks the Austin J.Y camunity for th u "UI port c1nd the AustJ.n/'l'ravis ounty HC'dlth Depart.rrent for the v- cooperution. C' .JW)D ill D S'll\F'l'ED t<1Ll1sheu thr ,­. t c • l'h n:.. - \.r.m.mi 'f <..11...r~ b.CXXI , .ich llll h i:,..n of l:.loo! r tdU1 for on y ar . ..... y blooJ bun, or ha. - socidt1.:m of a.lk • dLL .dl 'l ..rr1.,yhu.l Progrdil\. 'l'h. 1 to partially or c-.r.pl tely r.egdte blcv ch..u-gc.; . al <lex..., not have tu be c1 m2:nber of tc, JOjr, th bloo.1 fund , nor i 1t neccssMy for an 11i<.i dudl to J.r a I!U[IXr of the Blcxx:! Fund , or of t-K'.CA to n.-cc>ivc th0 J:..loo.'l credits . ~CCA is proud to l:xc ablC' to offer another outreach to our carr:wiity during a ti.'!'£! of need. For infomatioi· or if you know of scrcone m our ccmrunity who needs to receive blood , pledse contact »..'CA at 614 East 6th Street., phone 477- 7747 , or call Chairperson Gerry 'l'arr at 459- 5094. .... I::, A s. ? by ~rry 'ldrr S'ID loes not discriminate; it U1Vdde you."'lg , old, ri~h , ?XJr, gay, straight , f(.ffi;lle , or rrale . S'ID (Sex­udlly 'lr..insmitted Di~eas0s) refers to many oerious contaJ1 .:s infectior,s which ..u-e usually spread by sexuJ.l -.:onta-.::t. An individudl can havf' an inft..--ction ur, 1 not even know it. Symptans_of S'ID may not d[lpcdr at all , or rray only U' slight until severe canplications set in . even when sy:rptcm~ dv appear , they often dis4uise themselves as other medical problems . STD can be treated and prevented with kno..1lcdge of tht' infections , early rre<lica~ care a.'ld inm:..-<lidte noti4icd.tion of individudl~ exposcxl to an infection. Your private i:,hys1cidn can offer information <.L~d trC'at ­rren+- of c.U1Y sexaalLy transmitted disease . ror rro:-C' 1nfomat1vr. , or for str1ct~y confidentidl fret: exa.'!lind.tion <lr :J free> treatm::nt , contact tr.e AuStL~/'l'rdvis Coun+-y Health Dc>partr£'nt , 1313 Sabine Street (behind Brc1ckf.'nndge Hospitdl) , or phone 474- 6581 . Parental consf.'nt is not re.J1..1red for minors to rcc~ive th8se sE.:rv1ce~. 'I'hE Gay Nurc;es Allii.ll1ce of Aust m conducts S1D clinic~ at various gay establishrrcnts throughout /\us+-rn on alternating weekends . For locations i.ll1d dates , call GNM at 453- 0816 , or see the events Cd.lender . GNAA volunteers obtain spec i.rrens under strict confidentiality to screen for syphilis and gon­orrhea . '!'his service is free of charge. LESBIA.'-: RESEARCH DALIJ\S, 'l'EXAS- (IGNJ\) - Ronda Carlson , a lesbian , is conducting a national survC'y to detennine ho..1 lesbicl!lS define themselves and their camunities. 'lraditionally , such research has teen conducted by non- lesbians. She n0E'ds lesbians willing to canplete u lJl..lestion­.. iirc. 'l'hh; rcquirci;; utxJut. 1 ".; t10Urs. 'l'he lJl..lestionnaires and all corre5pondence will be kept strictly confidential , rut she hopes a distl.11- ation of the results will eventually D' published . It is not necessary to be "out.", either μiblicly or to family and friends in ord£>r to participate. All that is required , is the will ingness to tdke scrrc tirre to explain what being a lesbian neans to you . Ms. Carlson recc.:ntly canpkted a Master 's Degree in Social i·:ork , dl1d this research ii:; a continuation of a survey done for her thesis . For a questionnair- ·, wr 1 · c : Rone la ,:ar !:;on , 3014 :•lillmrr DrivP , Dallc.1 , 'E.xas 75228 . I Metropolitan Community Church 614 E 8th ST AUSTIN. TEXAS 78701 (512) 477. 7747 Sl.JNDAY SERVICES WEDNE SDAV ·200 NOON ANq 30 PM 7 30 PM REV CANDACE A "IAISBITT Past r I .u-- dY At.Jr il 3 , 7: J Op . m. Ma..indy 'l'hur day !::as t r Sunday April 6 , 6 : 3 Ca~• Friday Servi-.;e Easter Sunrise Service ::,aturady April 19, / :30p.m. IJc',tdils to be arrd!'lgc..'Cl pot- lack dinner lU<>sday ni(Jhts "1-.Jhat the Bible Says Al:x:,ut the Second Caning" series , 7 :30p.m. Rap group, 9:00p.m. •- CONNECTIONS HCM HEPA'l'I'l'IS AFFOCl'S GAYS by .vayde Frey Dr. Barry Hafkin , an MD anc.l a vrrologist with the .cxas State Jepartment of Health , lectured on Hepatitis Band how it affects the gay clX!mJJlity at the Health Department on March 3 . 'l'roy Stokes and Ronnie Sa•,,ey arranged the event. Carr Strong taped th0 lecture for possible airing on "A Different Drurmer" on KU'l'-FM. Eight people fran GCS or fran G'JAA attended , as well as people fran the health professions generally. '!'he foll­a, nng material is excerpted frcrn Dr. Hafkin 's lecture. '!'here is no rrvedicine for hef}atitis at. present . Hep­at1tJJ:; is a S'IJ (s~xually transmitted disease . ) It can also be transmitted non- sl'xually, such as fran eating in an un-an1.tdry rt.!staurant. '!'he symptuns of hepatitis are relais not f0eling ;,,ell) , anorexia (no appetite; , ab­< kminal pain in the liver area (hepatitis rreans inflarred liver) , fev r , jaundice, dark urine, and white feces . On percent of the people who contract hepatitis B die of it. F~vc to seven percent of sexually active gay males crrc chronic carriers of hepatitis. 1'hey are like Typhoid M,1rys . Chronic carriers have the hepatitis B infection 1.n thclr liver , rut it doesn 't shorten their life. '!'hey have no hqXltitis antil.x:x:lies in their blocd. If you have flagrant symptans of hep.:iti s , you 're less likely o bc a chronic carrier. Frequen ly, · .he only ,ymptcrn th chronic carrier has is malaise vmen he fir t cont.ract~ the disE'ase . If you huct hepatitis B anti recovered, you are i.-n­nune to it. A chronic carrier is infectious. Chronic carri r who c.rre 111:Qut- disease trans!l'ission should warn th~ir lover(w) , '!'hey should not asso::::iate with non­cl. rc,nic carriers. '!'heir lovE>rs ~hwld be either imnune to h pat1t1.~ B or carriers thLm.e!.ves . 'I te'l if you're a chror,ic carrier, wait 6 rronths yoo hav had hepa titis , , and hav a blocd t..'st to .1£ yw =t.111 have the viru · in your blood. SCJOC' peo­ple tak" up toμ Yf-i.lr to nJ th roc, 'lves f th' virus. ·o-:urrnuno-a s ay (RIA) mnchin eve - , p. l SlnC( 9 7'::, . '11ns ma<.:hinc. <:dil ..,<;l :i your blood ur h pat1+-1 an can tl•ll yoo 1f you 'v oeer. c.xposed uh p.:ititis c.ll1J dr(; c<..miny da,m ,ath 1+- , if you're irrm.m to hepatitis , or if y1J\A 1re a chrunic carrier . .h RIA tPst can help yoo plan your llf , . • hr ar several radio- umiuno-adsay machines in ahJ dl1<l cl.I.Ilic.; in Austin. 'In mJChine costs ala.it $25 , 000.00. Hopef..illy , Au trn wil::. ,Ql'Cday have a ·bl00-l scrcentng proJect to detect hepatitis L"l lesbians an gay ,rn. Hepatitis blocxl scr0€'ning uf yays is ix mg cond.1cted rrostly in places where l!Cdical reaearch tv ai ,cuvc.r a vaccine for prevention of hepatitis is going on and where there is a very lar~e gay popula­tion . Unfortunately , Austin rret..ts neither of these critC'r1a . ..he nearest cc:mnun1ty that does m..-et the.-n is nooston , with its Baylor 1·1edical School. PSYC'HIA'IRIC MANUAL NE',v YORK- (IGlA) - There is a slight change in "cnphasis" in th r .. ta ial al::o.It haroscxuality scheduled to appear in th thirtl revision of the psychiatric profession 's official Jiagncx.tic .ll'ld Stati.tical Manual. 1\c"::ording to Rol:crt L. Spit2 r, 'ha.irpcrson of th<> Arrcri,an P ychiatric A. sociation 's J.aSk Force en Naren­clc: itu.l and Statistics , the m I m:mual will substitute th catC'gory of " ;qo-dystonic H<.r.(Y.;cxuality" for "Sex­ucll Or1 ntation Lsturbunce", which :as added when haro­" cxuality wa · irupIR.(l a a ,:,ntal du-order by the APA in 1974. 'l'J-.(. n 1 cat ,qory i resC">rv I for those harosexualE.­foi: han ...:llill1':J.Lng sexual oril'ntatton"" is a persistent concern. 4t "shocld l.::e avoided in cases whcr' thl.! ue­, ir to chn."lqc sexucl l or i ntat ions may b:! a brief, terr rary ...'.1 1.fc tc:ition of <lr' in ivitluul' s difficulty in adJu t1nq o u Of".-, awuren s of his or her harosexiul tJ'lpuL, II Ha-o. xuality per ..,c, thus rc...aair. no rrcntal is-ord r , ordin to th APA . TEA DANCE AHO· PATIO COOKOUT 5-10 PM NICKLE BEER DIME DRINKS Plus "STICK IT OUT SPECIAL" MIDNIGHT TILL 2 .AM 50¢ Bar Drinks and Canned Beer 5 6 CONNECTIONS AUSTIN LAMBDA AUS1'~ L.A,MBDA CDtl'.i:.R OPI:.i."'<S by Jim Olinger Its looks arc nothing 5pccial: a rather fadect big old ho.lse sitting next tc vikashrro's SeafooJ RestaurcU1t on East Sv.th Street. A ... <.'!rgE' Family used to live hsre. No,1, this quiet h.n::.ding i~ h<XT for a nuch larger an<l very different fa'!li::.y . 1'1",is ... ~ the ne..w headqucrrters of Aust:.r. :.a"lll::da Center , Inc. , wh •re thf: Austin chapter of lesbian/gay A::.coholics Anonyrra..., is nw ireeting. 1'he Austin Ldr..b:ld ~enter (not to be confused with the Aust::.n La7.b:la Cultural -:ent r, held its grand open­l. Ilg oo Saturday, Murch 8 . H~ver, Austl.Il Lamlxla A.A. has ccen nceting tnere since tt,t: group tool< over the house a ronth before. In that t.irre , the nw-nber of new rrenccrs cc.ming in has amost doublen. Before that, the group had been meeting tv.o n tghts a wc,k in local chur­ches , which wasn't really satisfactory. There had been too many ti."l'Es when sareone needed 1llm:..-diate help and had to be taken to a straight A.A. group, ·,lhich makes many gay alcoholics extrcm2ly unccnfortable . Lesbians , especially, seem to cc benefiting fran th£' new center . The \o.Orell Is group (a group exclusively for wcren r.eets once a we..-ek; all othcr ireetings are r.ixed - see Events Calendar) has grown substantially. waron foel rore canfortci.ble at the center , where they on't have to v.arry al:out l:eing baugered by young c;traight •n . 1he p.rrpose of Alcoholics Anonyrrous is very straig­:.: rd: to he::.p alcoholics stay ~ober. As one rteml::o: , "i o t.:> A.A. ;:o k p my ll.f str:1icJhten~rl out, ..m r.Juy tn re~t uf y life. " Anot:1er said , "I i ..1s ot alcohol.~m. Bt.t I kr,a,,.r that as lon;:1 ay .JE , I 'm not f •lu ,1 gly i.n 1 bar , erytng r dl'1 I "Ot holdin,; Juts . k:,,., • ';;n equ.il ! l 'n ve~ yon el L, .. ,nd JUS .. as -J:.xxl- lOOKlll(J , r - ur' forbidden to Jo .hc.!y olL.:1 t .; tr i..J..lt ion , r nga J Lr. any ws i.n s,.; ...r ... a..'nl:(.::i ·en • .r , Inc. , >r Itr.t t ~"ll:lld ./\. , t ' <.:Orp-Jrdt lvn, 1t all 11.n ln • .::losc..t wt,_;, I start A. got drunk in gay bars tv c..;OE,>e . " J y dn ·c.ming QU 'I ,c, lu huv made cc.ming out a ,:,mole lot easiE:r." 1'he Austin Larnl:xia A.A. rrenbers ~xtend the dcfin­ttioo of "alcoholism" to incluoe Jr>pendencc on any :hug. 1hey claim all mind-altc>ring chemicals an ad- 11ctive. It has l:een their experienc~ thut the indi­vidual who only drinks alcohol is rare. Many people ,mo prefer other drugs ,,ill turn to alcohol when their irug of preference is unavailable , or as a solution to the hassles of illegal drugs . 1'hey quickly becane ad­dicted to alcohol . Prescription drugs are described as "the second largest proble:n we face." Doctors often ~rescr1tc tranquilizers for the symptcrns of alconolism. But "valium and librit.Lrn are equal to alcohol. 1'hey are J..ist as harmful , " ooe rre!'.1ber states flatly . ihe AustL~ Larnb:la Center, Inc. rremters are pleased ,nth their new location. "We think ,:,;e can develop the space. 1his 1s a gcxxl location. It' s handy to the gar carmunity on Sixth Street . It 's right off I-35 and 1t s on J:::oth the Enfield and the Chicon ws routes , so it 's easily accessible." 1'he group likes the wilding , w 7 doesn't feel tied to this location. ".ve ' 11 keep ~rking wherever we go. We must , l:::oth for othE'r alcoholics and for ourselves ." • e,1 Austin La-nl:xia A.A. Center off lCCS. 1 403 East Sixth Street 473-0336 or 472- 2462 Legal Services in Civil and Criminal Matters DOUGLAS~ BEHRENDT ATTORNEY AT LAW 11 ,, Au .. in , 1 Xd ,ft lC 4 58-91 • 8; l to .>r. t te £.u , 1-" 81 )2 1dei · X HJ-24b1 i.n %9 CONNECTIONS 7 C( .- C-rrr ::,tron t Dr u!ll1"C r " an<.! II.OU l<.t lJroqram ..:ont im rl v Kl! - n ,, you c.m i ts l:x•mJ Lroa lc:a.;t . Ha.1? By wriLnq 1..xp es"'intJ yoU1 uplJ(.)rt cf t!1e progra.11 to .>roqrci: ..>irectur , l'l -1 , R.J.d10 ~·CMTIUn1c.;a tion !3ui~c11m,1 l:l :Jr,1ver~ity of 'l'E:xu <.1 tin A ... --;t1n , Texas 78712 Y r l tcr of suplJOrt is c f.l('l.:la l ly n~eded due to h• n 1 iv n<.1ture of "A Diff rent .>nu •.e r ." · r - ( /j FROM _/ 'r/ll C AIHO Rodrisot I BOLi S.1h·ar "1 pos.s·,o, lo ..-·1mo. CAlllO [ Qual m1,tuo•"IDC .._ n~ qua I m1stcro I f 1011 S.ah-arvi Poss'10, sal\larv1 poss'10 . lo v'amo. Ah, Carlo! ('4~1 o m,d Jlo1>MJC,o DuJ, \.ht ndl'o1lma infondcre Jn1tH ..,olc\ll c \fX'mC'. Jn,o nd Ltir ,u.:Lcmkrc IU Jc1 d1 lillc:rl.t dc,10 a ... ccnJuc , IC\.Cndcr ncl cor IU JC1 d1 ltbc:rl.t (,1uo.1mo m,1cm J1 \'1vc re c J1 monre m,1cmc ( / } I v~r/ i//,.) ( AIU05 Rodn1ol [IOI I I c.an SJ \'C )OU, 1 IO'tlC you. ('AP:lfl$ [ ~ hal a my\lCr)' hit been rc\ukd to me, • KUCI thrcu r f1ou I can sa"c you. I can san you. 1 lo"e you. Ah, Carlos! ( ARI o, and KOOltl<,O Oh <.iod, "ho "1,hcd 10 iMlll ~ 1 1:c~ua~~u~tl.n~~co~~l~~l~~r hc•rts a Jc:'-1re for litx·rty , Thou mu,1 k1mJlc a Je\1re for hticrl) tn our hearts We '"car lo i. ... c and die 1ogc1hcr. r ( / ) FROM __)/) ,__ _ J d Cir '';:'f,, ,C~ }!/ _fl't '; l V.1, \l' , uoi. Tt:n( .1r m 'c CJrO, afferrar Ja mia vcntura. Addio, Orsini. Addio, Genna ro. Vcgli• a tc. Ti rasslcura. (,o, if )OU w1n. l'<l li~c to try my luck, to scaLe my fonune. GENNARO F~rewell, Orsini. ORSINI FareweJJ, Gennaro. GENNARO 1k careful. ORSINI Be sure o f it. <l.:X.,.. .;a_ s.et ~ u tc, ldit~ Of DrUIT?'llc II u."'lll in what hP h c,ver th c<ll, IO IN by y 1h AI,,rrl bro."! c<.1st :och fvr the prC,XJr.l!l\ L-1- clu les "Gdys d."1 I th prrl 6 , L"'l Ihle.: K .. Carp.: nt r tl."1 l ';ar ~= Edwards niscuss nu.11 tary s •rvrcc, or l:oth Kr"Cn c.1nd gdy r-cr. . 'l'he..y aho hsc~ss the new drc.1ft . ~ >ri~ · 3, tht.! progra'TI features Br.1c0 -:arpen­tcr ' stu 1y of "'l f' Guy .-.ed1a" anu i t s local a'1d natiO!'.- . dl JJ1{la1.·t on gc1y people ar.d the r.iarketpl ace . Advertis ­rng on,! qdy b.lyrng pc,.-.rer are also exa'nUlec1. pnl 20 ta;ces a l ook dt the Austi~ Les bian Gay Pol_­i~ icdl Caucus -md April 2 will brin'.;J "Gay '!'heres i-'1 Opera, Part II," d r sc-..issed by Steve Themas. Librettos for the April 27 se..>g:rent on Don Carlos a"'ld Lucrezi a &>rq1a ar0 prL...,ted bcl o.1 for your l istenL'1g convenience . R1101uc,o In 1crra, m cicl 1\0 111 cong,ungcrc n r,ul',. ca pul, l.1 1u.1 b, ,n1.1 Ah1 D10 chc ncll'alma, tu. ROUMl<,O 0 C.arlo a,c.:oha, la maJrc l'.J\pcll.t • S,.tn U1u,to doman , IUIIO ella sa Ah 1 la tcrra mt m.mca ! Carlo m10, a me por11 la man I . . . K c11>J!f,tl 0 11 C.trth, in llta\lCO Hn111 Th) ,:C'IPdncss i;,lp UOIIC u, Oh God, Vrtho 'Al$htd, tic. RODRIGO Carlos, listen, your mother ..,,,II be ..,,~&Ung for )Ou at San Yuste tomorrow; ~~. ~"::'~~;::~~~~, Carlos. 11vc me your handl Jo morrO ma heto ,n core, I shall die, but happily. chc. po1c1 co~, scrbar for so I have been able alla Spagna un ~alvatorcl to preserve a saviour for Spa.n l Ah! i.J1 me non 11 \Cordarl Ah, do not forect mc l ~~-~!r~~~ ~;~~!~ar l ~~:~~{:'1::1,'::!i to rc11n eJ 10 monr per tc and 1 to die for )OU . Ah! 10 morr6 ma l1eto 1n core, Ah, I shall die, but happily, che potc1, cosi serbar for so I was able to preserve all• Spagna un salvatorc! for Spain a saviour! ~~; r; ~:r:';;1 ~ ~n~ad~: 1 • ~~- ~~c n&~~~~r!~~ ;:;n& way under me •• la m•no a me. a me. • . g1..,e me . . me • • your band •.. Ah! saha la F1andra- Oh. sa\.e Flandcn- Carlo, add10 •... ah! aht Carlos, farc-.cll, . • ah •. ah l (Rodr,10 dies, Carlos falls desptrattly o~tr Rodr11o's body) Al fcstin vo' seguitan i. Teco all 'alba p aniro. Sia qua I vuolst ii tuo demno, esso f' mio; Jo giuro ancora, M,o Gennaro! Caro Orsino! Tcco sempre, o viva, o mo ra. GENNARO I shall follow you to the party. ORSINI I 'll leave with you at dawn. ORSINI """ G ENNARO \l-' hate-..er your destiny requi res, so let it be, for it is mine as ._eu, I S1"ear again . O RSINI My Gennaro! G ENNARO Dear O rsini' O RSINI """ GENNARO f orc\- er w uh you. in life as in death, .., (They embr11ce .,,J up11r11/e; then eoch slops, •nd Ibey com1 b11cl, logelh~r.) Qua l due fiori a un solo stelo, qua I due frondc a un ramo sol. like two flowers on a sangJe stem, lokc two lea,es on a sing le bough. Ah! Non posso abbandonani ! Ah! Non 10 luciar ti vo'! No,no. No.no. GENNARO Ah! I cannot leave you. ORSINI Ah! I can no1 lea vc you. GENNARO No, no. Oas1N1 No,no. Noi vcdremo sercno ii ciclo- 0 sarcmo curvari al suol. I Ah! Mio Gennaro, ecc. Caro Orsino, ttc. ORSINI We shall behold the clear sky together- GENNARO Or, together, bent do .. n to the ground. ORSINI I Ah! My Gennaro, e/C. GENNAaO I Dear Orsini, '1c. 8 CONNECTIONS G.c.s. BENEFIT SUCCESSFUL On Sunday, March '6 , n, :.ir ly f 1 vc- hu.-::dre<l people era~! into the Austin ~OU."'ltry for the first benefit -hOd C'ver pcrfonrcd for Guy CQ!Fi nity S(.!rvices of Aust1J1 . G.~ . .:3 recE.1ved the Country ' ... entire door reckpts . • ex' _ ' loru lo Str t Bar duna+-cd th' door fran their SUOOtly s+- . Pulrick 's . -Dane , clo ed tlt 10 :00 PM Su."'!day , u. l urg ¥1 tr. ir {-,dtr n_, tu JO to the benefit. +- ,1 fr :rn th t,J( bar l.S ai,£-,rOXl!l'at.2ly $1300.00 . all p~of1t ," says G.C.S . ;ro~ 1a ... u!:::out 1 , 370 . 00 , r ooth b..ir, , ':ht! :ioney frcrn 11 L ,J · .. ti LrJ<J nr 1 nry ' :rys <.ln<I J.11 londt ions . <.1lr ady fA11.d Ol. S450 . 0C o nterwmers a"Yl 'l_ pr >h:.lbly ..:1: d110ther $100 1n indivilu<.1: expens , . ,nll tx_, <.1::out $800 . " l...n f v U· rrorwy in l 1d r tx1Ytn9 the indivLluals i<ltl:riu::.s for tr(.! r ently canpletea off1c r .o u .. m, u 1gmcn+-ir. J the G. ' . S . librury anJ sc-tt1ng ui, <.1 fund to pay t lephon b1 lls <.ln<l uff ice exp,::.;nses . P an· ,1111 be dc>c1 cd rn 70n J •tail a+- the next GCS b "'lll rreetinq or, Wed . , Apr i .. '6 . Er,tC' t,:nnment 1I1Clud tl .he Bl<mdscn;;w S1c- rs , I ktor ' ., "Joto.;"unu tl spec1<.1 l tlfJIX drill!<..:• by 1 ~k!rs of B th r ' Follies. x ' l . .. . ..J . <' ... . "' 4 ;- " -.. ,,,,.,.,, . · G.~.S. fund- raising coordmutor Jick Ehlert CONNECTIONS 9 Gay ccmnurnty Services "has not ruled out legal they ~iere never volunteers . h·e approached them and . action" in its dispute with three of the pcrfonrers at they asked for pay , even though it was a token fee . the March "6 G.C. S. l:cnefit . G.C.S. officers allege But 'l'ragcdy , Rikki and Sabrina volunteered. I felt that $125 . 00 given to \vaync Carroll (1'ragedy A.'1I1) , they lied to get that :roney. " Rol n .. ul"'tE..:. 1',iiss· Rikki) and Kenneth Bro,111 (Sabrina) Later that night , \-layne Carroll and Roo Caredy was obtained by deceit. 'l'he pcrforrrers claim it was contacted G.C.S. Because of Ji.-n Clinger's rudeness, their regular pay. they said , Carroll was demanding his $50. 00 contrib..!- 1\ccording to 'l'roy Stokes , G.C. S. representative tion back and Caredy was asking for his "custanary" at the Austin Country door , "l\J:x)ut halfway through the fee of $100. 00. (An Austin Country spokesman states show, Rod Caredy told me 'l'ragedy , Rikki , and Sabrina Caredy is not paid as "sha.-, manager . ") Dick Ehlert wanted to take sane of the rroney fran the door and give later gave Carroll $50 .00 out of his o,m rroney . it rock at the end of the show. I told him to -talk to A meeting retvRen the G.C.S. Coordinating council G.C.S. fund- raising coordinator Dick Ehlert , since he 'd and the perfor.:-ers produced no positive results . Anger been running the show up to then. Later , Dick carre back over Esther's Follies receiving payment and Jim Clinger ' s and we counted out $325 .00 and he took it backstage. I rudeness were cited again by the pcrfonrers as reasons reroc.mlx>r watching it going out and thl.nking , ''!hat ' s th for not returnL"1g any rroney . Rod Caredy stated, "Ive last we ' 11 ever see of it. '" Ehlert took the rroney bac didn ' t lie. When we got that rroncy we had every in-c tagc and gavt' it to Rod Ccm:xly . tention of giving it back." Roland Hunter (Rikki) l\ccordmg to Ehlert , \vayne Carroll approached him said , "We never discussed rroney." G. C. S. membership near th~ h~1nnin<J of the sho.-J and told him it would coordinator Lynn May said, "'!'hey agrC'CJ to do it for look good 1f the performer!; gave G. C. S rroney in public . free . I bc lieve sareone who agrees to do s~th111g . "He s,lld , 'Pay us off arnl we ' ll give- it ruck at the end shouldn ' t change their agreerrent in the middle of a of the show. '" Later , the three [X'rforncrs learned tha Job. If they weren ' t happy about volunteering their Esther 's Follies were being paid ancl they becanr upset . services , they should have told us before the night . They decided to keep the rroncy c1s "pay" and make what- of the show. " ever individual contr ibution thc-y wished. Carroll do- G.C.S. volunteer lvayde Frey said he felt that the nutC'<I $50 . 00 of his money . Ile had t:ar l 1er donated $7 . 0 a<..:tiOn!; of Carroll, Hunter , and Bro..m constitut(..>d m tips . "ripping off the audience , " bc>cause those rn the au<l- G.C. S . trcasuier Jim Olinger kurne<l ulx:>ut the irnce had C?er: infonocd that they were paying a $2.00 1rn:i le>nt the> nt.xt J.ay . "I wa • tulidny to 'Iroy Stokes cover to JO to l nefit Gay Co.cm.mity SE'rv1ces, not to dlout tht u:.n •fit rronf'y dnd he. suddLnly a ked , ' ,,hat pay salari •s for ft.>male i.~..;onators . ub.,ut thi $32"> .00 that w..is tdkcn o. t? ' d .... said, lv:.cor mg tv G.C.S. speaker 's run"' ..:-o:.rd111ator ' Whc.lt $3-5 .00? ' r c.: .. illc l DiCK Eh~ rt d."ld ask >d hL"" 'l'roy StokE'S , "I hav not ruled out legal c.1ct10n" 111 .'!1J.t hc1ppcn I. 'l'hrn I cont..,·t I 'Iraq ly mn Carro:!). th disput. Pl.ms wi~l lx. fir,allzeu early in Af,_l.l. , cl..i !" thc>y ma le> it cl<'& to D.c~ th.:.t th rroney "; e have d w:ry goad case am] I'm surt~ WE.' 1 ... win," he l l t., th J.I n,qu ... ..ir EX1Y uncl th.:it (d,'h pc forrocr aid . "I fc 1 'M' shoul errphasizc that th'2' A ,tL"1 JOUl l I ·i how much , if ..iny, he- JOUl i <..:ontr· tc to Country i not involved rn thi£" disput m .my ay. ·.c.s." It ' s strictly ix't\-X'Cn G.C. S . anl th~ pee f rm: " thc1t point , the J.1 CJ ·_,i0n lx:..:...in.. very (a+- 'CT . lvh(m o.1sh.-d dOO...t .i.rw.ediate pld!l., c ncf.:rni.ng "I t I" d , ' Ollnqe> uy . "· dyn ' story rill't.>ctiy 'l'rd f'dy Ann, M ;s P..ikki and Sabrin;;i , Jim Olinyer resfX)n- ·OJ. ui · I whc1t D1.c;k ,me! lroy y h y wuc> tol I. ac,d , "We 11 , WC' sure aren ' t going to thimk t for o- And i lookP<. like thc-y Jot thdt roney by deci21t . It natmg their .,crvices . " u,. n ' make- 3I'Y J1fforc-n<..:e wh..it Wt. chd with Esther's; FINANCIAL DISPUTE FOLLO W5 [3ENEFIT 'lJ :0 OF m E.SIA'l'IO.'-: FOR. SEX' A"! \·,I'l'H RE'IAADED MA,.,_ __ ! ,1 Ld,1 S0ug1.t .1 r 1i.ll1t o · ant Bob Hl,]'" , r y <..1 i.nJ c1 ::.~w th ... t we 1 cU1 u.ct "rrole tdt i r.," who ·a W, "G1.v me aa_• txx.ly . " 'l'h t'M:l officf'rs Wl.!: ::1 to tdk fran su--:h putients. '!'heir ::.~w, 1t pu on the right guarn,nteed by Cullfornic1 ' -on entir.q adults law and ¼O.Jld prevent an ddult f1cri qiv.mg con­sent "by reason of lunacy or other unsoundnf'ss of mind whether temporary of permment. " '.:.'he law v.UUld cover adults w1.th "1-'roblems adrec1dy well-docurrented by professional people ," Carlson explain­ed . Fondling and masturb:ilion of a deveJopnentally dis­abled adult--no.-J, at most a misderreanor , should re made a felony "in the snese of a child rrolest, " Carlson said. In other ~iords , such people WCA.lld be denied consent­ing sex with others. PRO~Y I'•r-lIGRA'IION BILl., I:'l'l'OODUc.:ED in n~ r x I ry all ol ly on tation, 11 \-.Qr s th u ic Willi . Do. gld .... , ' .u 11 l.)_ t.dnt.:muunt to $ yin thdt Sappto, i...eor..u-Jo l.11Ci • re­nt Miehe lang.., lo, -'!Or~ Gi le , dI1d J?('r 1ar,s ev~n Shakespqarc, \-Jere they to cane to life: again , would IX! d~ unLt to vi.sit our shores "' . 'I'he Gay Riqhtv ~ational Lobby urges people.to write their. Representatives to support this legislation. GR"U, lobbyist Steve Endean said, "l·lhilE' it is rrerely a rratter of c~ sense to end the outdat.t.rl po~icy of barring ~esbians and gay rren fran entry, the political rE'al1ty is.that ~twill oo very difficult to secure passage of this legislation--and constituent pressure l.S the key." ' .. 10 CONNECTIONS Par l.i Leighton and Hektor Munoz of "Jotos" WCM the crCM:1 at the Benefit March 16 Doug Dyer and Leonard Lantz of Esth0r 's Follies perform a lovers- brcaking-Jp skit 'l\•.o Blundscrew SistC'rs harrronizc at the Austin C'ount.ry. '!'hey are Shannon Sedwick, left , and Dee Lewellen , right. CONNECTIONS !Ulyot CMolc> ,:...,,Cl0llc.1J1 (played by 'lt:rrj Gdl1a,1ay of Esther 's Follies) gre>etr; the crOl-rl: ''I would hc.lV(' brought my loy , b.lt, we.:.l , y know how it is~" Je f of Tex 's Colorado Street Bar , right , cU1d Lee , left , at Tex 's Saint Patricks Day 'l'- Dancc for G.C. s . 'l\.lo happy peopie at the G.c.s . benefit uavid Perkoff of Esther 's Follies accanpanics Blandscrew Sister Dee Lewellen. 11 j 12 CONNECTIONS SEA'I'ILE- (I GNAJ - Davi ;,tC , t.. '•lorrron p:111..;e off l.Cer who fooght agamst gay in th l mtiatl.w iJ battle here, has presented a bill attacking so:any ( a:s le ­fined by the bill ' s author) , child prostitution , .md pornogr aphy using solany to the state legislature. Althoogh t his sounds like three bills , Estes insist:B that these i ssues arc so closely related they should be consi dered m one bill. 'l'he bill proposes that "persons cnga;ing in ucts of sooany rn the stat· of \•/ashmyton .;hc1ll be consider­ed crrot10nally r rrcntally <l1 t u-!x.....-1 u."11 not criri.nal. " Althoogh it is not m: ,ti nro i.n the> b1.ll itc.,clf , JCcor­dmg to cr:c .. ,sl tt r , st b.. 1 i , 0 s th:.it pcopl • ,lho engc1ge in acts of ,olany .r. ~I: lx J.J.Vln :rental health ca.re at statL' 'Xpcns , ol nt<.1rily 1f thc>y agree , m­voluntur i!y 1.f try do not . Under section 2 of th b1 1 1.t ,IOU! I be illegal "for iil'.Y pr i v<.1t 1.n IJ. v 1. I u.l , <.1 J· r.cy , group, corporation , bJsines. , cc.:rnp..u:y, ur n n- r rofit or Jr.12ut.J.on to sell or <listnwtc and/or nun fact r , for rrofit , any r:atcr1ul that encouraq , .:idvcx.:s1tc·., or promotes acw of solany. If pu _ _;cv! , this Lill ,.oul I forbi l cmy governrrcnt c.1gency or any org.m1zJt ion thc.1i- n ..' Cel.Vt!., Joverrurent s .. ·,port of ,my kir, I fr ..i ivocatir.q rights for sexual ,.l'.'1 ~it-1 An th f ny lJ , ir. Jahr appr XlilU~ 1¥ m: J un to a votP of r.- l. ... . _ xuuL, .:.in un­t h n WE rr--·t L. en ..:once>rned trc.1 y 1 i-O ge:neratE.: so ..is.:h roc :b._ r of Conyr s., that thE.:y will ow non-h ... cr.ir::1ndt1on 1.-qislatior :1 l mto supporting anti- ;ray tt..it an, intr0-1uceu L"'1 Congress. - frcr Gru-i..,/'lt." I'F ':Gl'F LEADER A!::cJOUNCES t:A'l'IONAL CONVEN'l'IO.°" PROJEX::'l' Speaking at the February general rrecting of the Caucus, Charles Brydon , Co-executive Director of the National Gay '!'ask Force (NGI'F) , announced the establish­~ nt of the National Convention Project as follows : "1980 is a presi dential e l ection yea.r ... it is the year in which Gay rights will be an issue which no ser­ious candidate for office can iynore. '.!he strength of the issue in , 'ew Hampshire a.n<l elsewhere in New England­- ho11 important it will be seen by candidates and the political pros \'lhO run the Cilrnpc1ign- -depends largely on Gay people and their friends here tonight . You and your associates ootside the big cities rrust get involved in the grassroots process--like Project 80--that elects <lelE'?Cjatcs to the Dem:Jcratic and Republican c01vent1ons. Gay delegates and non-Gay delegates , ccmnitted to wp­port of a Gay n.ghts plank in both party platfonns , ITllSt bC' sent to the national conventions in Detroi t and New York . "'.l'o ussist in this [.>ro.:ess , NGI'l-' anti the Gay Righ~ National Lobby have Joined forces to fonn the National Convention ProJect. 'lhls project is the hrst nation­wide attempt to build an effe<.;tivc Gay voice in the gra ... ::.roots of Arrcr ican Politics . i.hc gool of the pro­ject is a nationc.11 platfonn plank ccmnitting ti!(' Derro­crati..: and Rlpubli<.:an puritc.:s to st..u-.d up for th( bi.1<1.c rights of Lesbians and Gay iren . he prvjl'(.:t will .ork to.varc! that goal ty hclpin4 local qroups : ( 1 , to in-fl cns.:0 th Gay rig, ts tancls of r,rt ider tial candidate>. througt. 10..~..;lly g :1,ratcd ·.ind1. llte> torun:. : '2J to lc.b­by the pld>-fom writinq prO,:l! to c.ffoct a Gay rq. plank; (3) to el ·t op: :1 r,., bic.1rJ an I 1;'-'y ,i •ll,qatP t t ..:on ent1.ons an.I , 4 i to t<.1bli h Gay pr r ·c ..1t t-h convt:it1.or._ . "'I'h1 car,I,..,iqn , \'lhi..;h nn t Ix.. r ... g,'<l a>- the loca~ 1 wl, w~ll ,.JLvc Gay pc'Opl a ·I.an· to show tlr :.at thd K' c.lr• an effoc:tivC" politt ·al for c that "ill'C· ..i - , t many 1 ,.,, <lnct h.1t lfc ur ·arx!Lh o lex. km, .ll for ours lvc s and e,,(;h ot , ,.. . 'I'he iqn.i.hc.:am:, of .. hi pro Jt ·t <.:annot b · ov._,. Wtc<l. In Ic:Ma , .., antlidat ' fvr" a.r. other a_;t•on kd to th L lC"C·L.on of 20 ;'-'Y le! Jat and Gay right pluttorr. r o · t ion. i11 lf- 1,>r - ro th tc.1t~ . If t, i can h ppcn 1 ul I0\-1a , 1• w~' 1 tupp..n ...r.ywherL.: pcopl c.tn -: l' in-1 1:.0 x:ir 'I 1.""£" 1. 0,1: 'l'he re r.:ir · will nuk the ffc r>- ror tr,c.1n \'JOI'. th the tlJT'C arid 0n ryy ! " (fr Llial )lJ GAY RIGH'lS iI0:,,'1 WJ3BY Your yo...r h lp. - wt'll- IX: , CONNECTIONS 13 "l·ORALI'l'Y" MARCH 00 \vASHINGl'ON BODES ILL FOR GAYS WASHING1'0"1 , D. C. - ( IGNA) - A national March on Washington for "rightE"OUsness and rrorality" has been set for April 29, 1980 . '!'he "Washington for Jesus" march by "One Nation Under God," may have serious implications for the gay rrovem•nt , as well as for other human rights rrovements . '!'he organizers goal is 1 million IXX)ple for thL event . Iniurm.....J sources indicate that well over 100 ,000 persons have already made reservations . lvith their mas­sive fmancial resources and extensive television and ra io pro:Jrams available to them, it is likely that the march organizers ,,ill reach their goal . '!'he lvashington events will be televised by the "Christian Broadcasting NctvJOrk und the "Praise 'l'he Lord" Net-.-JOrk . "For once> ," organizers say, "the city of Washington , D.C. wJ.11 not be the site of a derronstratioo , a march, or a protest. Instead , it will be blessed with a once­in- a- lifetim:' cc>lebration of the> Lordship of Jesus .·hr ist. All hongh organJ.zers claim this is not a polit­ical event, they do plan to "visit all l'OC'l11bers of Congr~ss in the love and the name of the Lord. " state coordinators are also organizing grassroots involverrent by Cong~essional districts and city/coonty coordinators by precu1cts . Many foar that the rally 's organizers will attempt to ~se the co~e~ of a religious event to try to urpose theJ_X '('trl polie1ts on elected officals . Material ooing <lisscm1nated ab.Jut the event clearly disregards the sep­arat1~ n of ~hurch and stat'e. 'l'h0 goals arc to: Fra>re l..iws~ statutes , and ordinances that are in harrrony w1 th God 's \-.'ord. Repeal those rulings , laws , statues and ord111ances whi<.:h have offrn led Him." It th n n\.l!OC'ratcs sJch things as hcxrosexJality , ivor~e, pornography , fornication , abxtion , and "human-g contrary to thP p · s is r.at Lun ,Ii.ls found rl an I against th clear cCl11l1ill1 :lrrent of th iur l o Gcx1. RtSIS:. " ASIIINGl'ON FOR JESCS" by Katr.y De1t.;ch concern a ~over said: RES'l'RCXl'-1 SEX LEADS '10 RESIGN!\LIO.'JS I OLYMPIA, NASHINGl'ON- (IGNA) - A legislator' a state of­fical , and the president of the Olympia Bre.,ing Co. were arrested Feb. 14th in a pubLc n. troan here and charged with lev.ti harosexual conduc' .. Police Chief John Wurner saiJ thL: arrests foll~ a tvJ0- ,1eek surveillance of a restroan <J11 Capital Lake, I which is in the shado.-1 of the Legislative Building . An undercover agent lurked in the facility and then jarreste<l the three suspects . Representative Eric Rohrbach, Republic,m fro:: Nomandy Park, resig:ied fran the sl:dte legislature. But he vX;nt on the floor of the Hoose on February 18tt. to say , "I am not a ha:r::>sexual . Charges m:lde agai..-:st me last week, -,1111.ch have been expanded upon by the media , have caused rre untold personal cmbarrassn-cnt und irreparable damage ." Rohrbach told a hushed group of leqislators: "I stand before yoo innocent of these cnarges. • . . Un­fortunately, I probably stand convicted already in many people 's minds ." "Because of this , it ,JOUld oo <lifficult , if not impossible, for rrc to effectively serve my constituents . Mary Kay , my fiancee , and I plan to be married and I must think of her and oor future. " "I have also serioosly considered my responsibil­ities to this legislative bo.ly. I am prood of the v.0rk I have acccmplished as a ::embc'r of this legislature. I thank all of you fo yoor personal pport, b..lt I 11Ust, in light of the foregoing, s..11:r.u t my irTo:h..itc resignation." 'l'hc second arr sted man, :..,eopold "Rick" Schmidt, resigned as president of the Olyrpia Br wi."lGI C . , of t±e nation 's lar e t brewl!lY caipanlC'..,, ~·1tm, health reasons . 'he third ron , an Gregori -, a t.dt oft.1.ci m the state 's Burea of Al ·ohol and Substcm · , Abu , sutmitte<l a letter of resignation to th Deμrrt.ncnt of Social and Healtr service . He asked to oc igned to ur,other position vcn if it meilll& dem::>tioo decrease> in salary. '!he boss , Glen and gave Gregonoo sy tern r lation , place· for hllll. r.r ri for ::ore than 20 y ar . 'lr.c Ari'cri ·an attitud that irr co t a per on h1 Job, .1,; ta"lchng :uty, .md hi self- pect ·or tin AUSTIN'S ENTERTAINMENT CENTER The Private Cellar 7CFJ easl 6th J\uslin - 14 CONNECTIONS .;i!l brim Jc"' x;,;:rrpl "cUTIJ:, .. CJl ws" cut-f . 11 • l ~ . L ·.,t Jr. f r.1 ·sc, ~r, · 1..i: tr 1..;..illy --wr. t rroylx' ill t-!" not t >0 di ·t&,t fut..,.n.: ~re ' H re 11 UN .:r. u far Ji.ffer n+- vKirld, d ,.urld men c~1ld-r ·un actuu:ly l.1 vor..;e th ir pcirents ! Such d .. c.w ha 11 1 ly lx.>e:n propos~i 111 S,11..-.:len. If it goes into ff'C't, ..i •'illcoulad1vorcE h1sorherparents if y t e ,ha..m tt ..,C'hLs ro b un..,uitable and no !on':l­f .r ·t ion properly u i,><i..-f'nt.:3 . ·· • ¼Olll i ..ils lik to c a ,.:hild Oml:x:d.m\dn ap­P' illt i tlJ c..i ·r lex; •l tr rity to ieal with probkms ur 1 l t-c;+-.-lf n p rrer ts o:ll1d c'.il lrcn. t L":l:' , th y dr d- ·hongl.11 ' md1c."E'd ~ I: r rrore 10for.-ut1.on, ,,r.1te : CSC P . 0 . Box 5'64 Sdn Diego, Cd . 92'05 J\D\ ':R'l'IS-RS '!ell them you SdW it ill Connections. l\ustin country.· .. 705 Red River ...... 478-6806 DoL.glas Behrendt, Attorney . • . 111 I-lest Anderson Lam:., Suite 207 . . . . . . . . . . . . 458-9118 Metropolitar. Ccxmur.ity Church of Austin 614 East Sixth ........ . New Apartnent Lounge . . 2828 Rio Grande • . . Private Cellar ... 709 Fast Sixth ..... Tex's Colorado Street Bar .• 404 Colorado .. 477-7747 478-0224 477-0387 474-7003 . ;, I ,. lrq, ·t. 1 lt, 1 rit 1£1 · monthly t Of Vllnnu, 1. tt. e ci nt1 t to usf' t. .. , rm t: ilt ( Xtl'l "'l'r is l ur.- "Look. has eating beefsteak turned me into a lesbian? Has it turned your father into a lesbian? Now eat!" JGNA Bl.Jl..:KS Af,D \•.'HITES SAN FRA.lllCISCO-(IG\A) - A new support group for g.;iy rren 1 ..ind their friends called Block clJld 1·/hite Men '1'03ether, was organized recently in San Fnmcisco. "Black rocm .mo are pri."'111.r 1ly attracte<i to Whites, drld White men who are primarily attracted to Blacks, have specidl intercc;ts and needs which are often OVC'r­lookcd , even derided, by the Gay c;crrrnuru ty at large," ..i spokesman for Blffl' said . He added: "It 's t.ll!C that such ..;pccial Gay people held l ttcr access to each other to share idvas and canpanionship." '!'he groop focls that terms like "Black" and "White" arc inadequate, and v.ould be the last to ex­cludf' anyone on the basis of color, such as Asians or Puerto Ricans. Mcrnbcrship is open to anyone who iden­ifies with the gro..ip 's goals. Bh!·fi' μ.iblishcs a newsletter for its rrcmbcrs throoghOOt the United States and Canada. Write: m-r.11', 279 collmgv.o:xl, sun Francisco, CA 94114. CONNECTIONS 15 "lll 1.. ; J.,S" '!..OSED : , SN, FRA.l\R:ISCO 'lhe rrovi "l.'1I1do,1s" Hill not IX' released in San Francisco !3dy Ared or t.ortherr. ca ... !fornia, .r anscim..r ic Vice President of Corporate Relations Jane H..ill announ­ced last wJck . "It :::.s a purely econanic decision," she insisted , not influenced by nationwide derronstrations opposing "Windows" and "Cruising", another United Artists ('l'rans­arreri ca subsidiary) r e l ease. "Winda...rs" is al:xJut a lesbian who falls in love with a straight lt.QT\an and attempts to "turn her gay" by hir­ing a man to terrori ze end rape her . The decision not to release "Windows" in the Bay Area and Northern California is a victory! But United Artists and its holding canpany 'l'ransM.erica cootinue to make huge profits by exploiting waren , misrepresent­iny lesbians and sensationalizing viol ence against wo-m: m . · 'lhe lie of "Winda,,s " is tripl e - layered: * not only sensati onal izing violence and sexual as­sualt against 1•.orcn tut bl aming another ¼Qllall for it-­another variation on the therre of bl aming the vi ctuns for viol ence rren perpetrate against ~.a;iE•n. * supporting the myth that l esbianism i s a sick and psychotic reaction to mi stre atrrent by men--i .e ., les- • bi ans are man haters , not v.orcn lovers . Suggesting lesbian love i s attack and death. Attempting to divide the waren 's rroverrcnt a long the line of sexual orienta­t i on . Further insisting that lesbians are our to seduce innocent and unsuspecting straight waren into their "maliqnant lifestyl e ." * suggesting that waten 'who do att cnpt to break fran traditional roles are r i sking a horrenda..s fate . "Wind0.·15" and "Crui sing" further illustrate the inteyral nature of 1•ianan hatred and harophob1a . They reprG...,ent the saroc attack on f rccdan zmc.l equal ity. In th San f'rclJ1c i s,.;o Bay Ared , after concerted prc­st. 3 , " ·ruistnq" turned in th~ lo,~t receipts of any I arC'a in t .;ountry. .hi ...,ugg(.;sts ti ~, ntrary to i,JOpular li0 f , pL·k t do no~ n,~, ·a ily 11 t1..:kct .h<' l·,cn:-ri' Le.• bian and Gay ~lalc. '1 11 Right Movc ­rrents ...re Yee f~lly lil~r~.i.ny puol~~ a ;.irto.es of wr str;.iggl<' for L'qllali~y. I"l "l;' "'.do:~" and "Cnu.::: mg", an ~ of corpor.ite A'"X'r ka 11..1.,; ..ittcl'l'flted to unJenninc this pr0:1ress by misrepresenting ·,Jl'.lOC!n, lesbians and -,ay men , setting us up for "legitimized" attack . 'lhese two films are being released in camunities and states where voting on the Equal Rights Amendrrent and local ordinances forbidding discri:nination against lesbians and gay rrcn is no,1 taking place. 'lhis can only have a deleterious effect. Can there cc any doubt atout the i,JOlitical siqnifica~ce of these pictures? (fr011 the San Francisco Coahticr Against the Movie "Winda.•,s". For rrore information, write the Cool­ition c/o Wanen Against Violence L~ Porn0:1raphy and the Media (\'ll\VP!'l.'.~1) at the lvaren ' J Buildlilg, 3543- 18th Street, SF., Ca. 941'0. ) S1RAYI~.:G HUSBA"iD KILLED JOHAll.'N'ESBURG- {IGNA) - A fem:ile doctor told a JOha"lnes- 1:urg Magistrate 's Court, that she shot her husband dead when she cau~ht him in lx..><l with another man . Dr . D•srree Joyce Smith, 32 , saiJ she shot the other man , a., well , wt did not kill him. She pleaded guilty to murder of her hu,:;baiu , Cecil , as well as to atteI!!ptcd rurder . But the magistrate entered a Plea of not guilty for her . "CRUI SING" PRYI'ES'l' by Daniel Curzon SA.I\/ FRANCISOJ- (IGNA) - 'lhe controversial rrov1e "Curislilg , " s t arring Al Pacino, opened on schedule at the St. Fru.ncis 'Iheatre in downto,m San Francisco and at several nE'igh- 1:xJrhood l ocati ons . A derronstration was held at the St. Francis on Feb. 15 , organized by the Stop the Movie "Cnusing" Ccrr­ll'ittec. Approximately 200 pickets circled lI1 front of the !::ox office , tut they did not physicall y prevent c~starers fran b.lying tickets . 'lhe protesters carried signs with such rressages as S'IDP AN'I'I ~ VIOLENCE . 'Ihey cha"lted and occasionally shouted at patrons approachmg the box office. Spokespersons for the Ccm:u.ttee a~aled to theatre. a.·mers and managarent not to sho,; the fiL'll and to the public not to patrooize it. 'Ihe Ccmnittee states : "Despite critical panmn<J of the film and c01plaints that our protests only advertL;e and make a hit of an othen-use flop , v-".:! cannot m any my tolerate this kind of aggression and nttack on our ccrnmunity." Various speakers assaile:1 the rrovie . Supervisor :1~ry Britt condenmed it for its violence, dnU Super­visor Carql Ruth Silver said, ".ransam::>rica taKes out their profit ir. the blcxx! of those who will lx tra :'led by this rrovie." Sh,'.! called for a l:xJycott of 'l'rc.ln .lllCr- 1.;-'l 's proluct~ . Severd: scuffles occJI'red during th d3TOJ1straticr . At one point, a m:::n wa::; shouting anti-gay rc.!!11drk'" an a wanan tried to ~ite hllll. ~ .v ca"T'era ~- then turned on the iron , cxc1tmJ him even rrore . tried to block the nearest 'IV ca.r:era. A!· a n.: 1 , the Cd...'"rramm canpla1I1C'Ci vocifl!I"ously about censor ,hiE, of the ne ,s . At aiffer :1t tim:.., lI1 th 2Il0!1s~rdti-X. t: pi.;kets and their ciUpporter ble,, whistlE' to ctrdr.U~iz '"t rr point uD'.JU'" tnc po_sibl violent r per~ussion fran th0 film. 'Ihc whistles are or limrr1ly ...... t.'Cl •'i gay t.lrelt­t'n< Yl \-.rith .:i.t.ta~ks on th, ::.tret?t. A note of levity wa · u I cd to thL prota.st men sa; _, of ~h ' pis;k0ts not ic San Francis. .-.. o •ilyor Dianne F 1I1- ,te...r. pymq on th ;,;nonstrdtion frcn u p ivat part­m:- nt ucro:: s th strC'C t . Denonst.rutors stuted 1av11 .:; t::, her , although s. c ....... ·uppcx;E'd to ~ hid len, am c llcd for her to ccn:' cut a."ld JOlil them. "Out lilto the tree Dunne! " they said. -- BEN ONNECTIONS • ,1 f Mar+-, n Sh r!lkl!1 ' B rI , playing at- th,, ~ ·.JOl 'o, ,;ye :..ix , left , played by Pichard Gen•, anl i,.udy, n.ght, fran the Broa !way i:,!.ay "BENI'. " unublc, to form...- th...n the cti.nq , 'i l CONNECT JONS 17 VILLAGE PEOPLE IN TROUBLE appear on ti,'-' sarrc sho.-, as the. ' Y t another million will think , 'If they really v~re fagaots , they \-JOUld never appear on a sho.·1 1•1ith Anita Bryart, she hates faggots . " ' '!'he Village People are experiencing severe dif­f1cult1es 1n their attempts to sell the> group to strai':]ht audiances . At the sam:: tJ.rnC , gay consumers , angered by the band ' s attempts to reject them, are abandoning '!'he Village Peoph . ..n troves . The group nuy b2 on the verge of breaking 1~ , lue to internal con­flicts over the new marketing tr,1tegy. It l:x..,gan \-Jhen the VP , who!;;e producer is Jacques Mornli had intended as a dis,~o group to play in the thc.'n-yrawi.ng gay discos , J:x...::ame too successful as a ..;rossover act. As the level of interest frcm gay dancers was peaking , sarel:x:dy notked that the major U.S. record- ruying public (middle-class 14 to 18 year­olds) was starting to line up to see them. '111e net1 marketing stratcqy was simple: re- package +-J:. qroup c;o it \·.OUld be acceptable to middle-Arrerican parents. '!'he Village People l:x..,gan sy ,tematically deny­lnlJ the group night be gay, wa. gay , had gay llCITll:x?rs , h 1 J, audianccc- , or had anything at all to do with g 'Y • Jacques Morali clairrcd he had b...'C'l' "rr1s--quoted" ir 1 ,l lirg Stone rntervi,..,, wh0r0 he said he held cre:-- l-L'U cJ gay hmd b... ·au::;e he wa& gay himself . "Can ' t ::,top the Mu..;i·", a rrulti-million motion picture lood­ol w.1.th "J.oy-:11 ... ~:-yirl-loscs-girl-gcts-girl- back" ;.ibplots and all gay refcren..:c.r carefully l-"<"lited out, was fi.lrrcd . 'Ihey made il series of "<.:lean-,.;ut , all- Arrer­i<; an" television specit1ls , includin(J two appearances with Bob Hope . The Village People '& all- tirre lo,.r was their ap­parcm<.: c on a Dick Clark television c;pccial which also featured Anita Bryilllt . Dick Clark was the rebel of the 1950 's who is now safely gro.-m up and respectuble be­<.: ause the parerts of the 1970 '~ 't!Crc his fans t:',.o dec­ad,-. s ago. You <.:an alrrost hear the strategy session: "A million parents will l:c saying '\·:ell , if he has them on his sho,1 , they can 't lx too l:x1d . ' Another million will say, ' If they really were faggots , Anita wouldn ' t EASTER SUNDAY T-DANCE 5PM Followed By • Group members are seriously split over the dici sion to go after the middle-Arrerican dollars . Cons1.....'l..lCLion ¼Orker LJavic.1 HoJo, 1-Jho wants the clean-cut inuqe , and macho man Glenn Hughes , viho prefers the gay fws , are no lontJer speaking, except to fight . Lean sir1ger Victor \~illis , has left to pursue a solo career . '!'tu: latest altum, ";:,ive and Sleazy" has b...~ a big flop , ca.pared to past sales . Insiders feel it was too racy for middlc- :::lass straight consurrers. And forrrer gay fans , justifidbly angry at b:ing ripped off , will no longer have anything to do with "The C'loset People." ,nute>rial fran 41·:r and '!he Alternate) • "JOIDS" ':0 BE PERFO~ "Jotos," which delighted the·G.C .S . h:nefit au­dience , will be performed in its entirety for three nights in April. Profits will l:c donated to Gay · Corrrnunity Services of Austin . 'l'hC' production , ,,Jhich writer/director Bektor Mu­noz descriws as a "gay takeoff on Saturday .'ight Live," will re presented on April 17 , 18 , and 19 at Juarez ~..nr, ,ln Institute, 715 E. 1st (just \-~st of I - 35) a· 8 : 15μn. Admission will be $3 . 00 . "J s " ("Queers") stars Frank Hernandez , Yvette Almazan , Jessie , Yvonn::? Cerna, Diana Soliz , and Hekto Munoz . Munoz , vJho wrote , produced, d rrected , and choreographed the shCM, is a professional actor vJho has ¼Orked with the Afro- Arrer ican Players . He per­formed scenes fran "Jotos" at the G.C. 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Open meeting Sat Apr 12 6:30μn, Austin Laml:x:la AA covered dish dinne 1 O: 30μn, free S'.'D screening by Gay Nurses Alliance of Austin and Austin-Travis County Health Dept. at the Stallion Bookstore Sun Apr 13 1 Oam - noon , Austin Laml:rla Cultural coord­inators meeting 12 noon - 12:30pm, '"I'he Gay Media," both local and national , gay radio pro­gram, KU'l'- .EM 7 - 9pm, Austin Laml:x:la Cultural staff meet­ing l'led Apr 16 7pm , Austin Laml:rla Cultural lesbian pot­luck supper , 1104 Blanco. Video of Holly Near concert 8μ-r., Gay Carmunity Services general rosiness meeting , Universi•y Y office Munoz, Frank Hernandez, Yvette ALrra­za::, Dia'1a Soliz, Yvonr.e Cerna, zmd JE'sse. Fri Apr 18 12 midnight, Gay . 'urses Alliance of Austin ~ting at 1501 Ullrich Sat Apr 19 7μu, Open tlouse and t1ousewarnung at new Austin La--nl:x.ia CUltura ... Center loca­tion, 603 lvest .\.,elfth. Refresh::ents. 7: 30pn, potluck supper at ~1etropoll tan Ccr.munity Church of Austin Sun Apr 20 12 noon - 12:30p:n, "Austin :.Csbian Gay Pol­itica: Caucus," gay radio program, KU'l -FM Mon Apr 21 6:30pm, Austin Laml:x:la Cultural planning collective 1 Opn - 2am, fret? S'I'D screening by GNAA and A-'ICHD at the New Apartment Lounge 'I\.le Apr 22 Austin Lesbian Gay Political Caucus reet­ing . The topic is "Voter Registra­tion. " Time and place to be announc­ed. Call 477-6699 for nore info. Wed Apr 23 7:30 - 9:30pm, Austin Laml:rla Cultural ¼'Ork­shop for lesbians on Jealousy Fri J\pr 25 8pm, Slides of National March on Washington at Austin Laml:rla Cultural. $1.00. ;:,at J\pr 26 8μn, Austin Larnlxl.a AA birthday night for all AA groups. Sobriety birthday celebrants are the guest speakers. Sun Apr 27 10am - 12 noon , Austin Laml:rla cultural co­ordinators meeting 12 noon - 12: 30pm, "Gay 'l'hernes in Opera - Part II," gay radio program, KU'l -FM. See librettos, page 3pm, Austin Laml:rla cultural gay men's pot­luck supper and volleyball, north end of Pease Park ~hu }\pr 17 through Sat Apr 19 - 8: 15μn , "Jatos," at Juarez Lincoln , 715 East First. $3.00 at the door. Proceeds over expenses go to benefit GCS. Caredy written ; :Fri May 2 2pm, Eeyore 's Birthday Party in Pease Park, sponsored by the University Y. Wear produced, directed, and choreographed a cost u.-re . 1 by Hektor Munoz. 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