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Title Austin Lambda Newsletter, No. 15, November 1980
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  • Fernandes, Michael
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Date November 1980
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  • LGBTQ people
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  • Austin, Texas
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Transcript u~ln \\m\,ba Jil~~~a~1111~~ 603 West 12th P.O. Box 5455 Austin, Texas 78763 478-8653 Issue Fifteen November 1980 .-o NEW READERS Austin Lambda is a Lesbian and Gay Men's community cultural project located at 603 West I 2th Street in Austin. Austin Lambda began in September 197 J as an attempt to fill deepening needs for a cohesive and expressive community of Lesbians and Gay \.1en in Austin. We believe there IS a Lesbian Cay commun­ity, a family, which has been suppressed \\itlun USJU t as our external expressions .i Le bians and Gay Men have been supp­res~ ed. B} de\ eloping our family. we believe v. e help to deep~ n both our indi­vidual and collective freedoms. The l.amhda (Greek letter L) was chose 1 a the symbol. a "ell a the name, of the project in recognition of its historic rcf­erl.' nce to I esbos, the (;rl'Ck bland "here the pol't Sappho h\ed (from whence the name Le~bian den~es) - and to l.awifa, - 11w11. thl' Greek provincl' whosl' capitol was Sp.irtJ, fanwd tor lls nrnlc lovn­wamors. rhe I c1mbcla is u:.ed h} I e bt.111 .ind (1a} ten's organ11arion throughout the rnuntr} (including the \ u t111 (;a} dlaptl'r of \ kohohcs \ nonymou<;, calkd Lambda . \. ). Au 1111 Lambda 1 supportl'd h> the Lcs­biJn- Ga} communtt\ and its fnl'nd~ through mont hi> p~nsor !up. If } ou can become c1 lambda pon,or (rect•1,111g new letter h> 111a1l 1 sl'.'e the 'ponsor' form t1t the end ol the new:.lctter. In Pridl' .... THE WORKINGS WITHIN u~t.n l .11nhJJ 1 ,1n .ill-\olunteer pro­Jed run h \\omen .1nJ rm:n ''ho attend met•t1ng .inJ offer to t.ike on l01111mtted re pons1bil111c . I hen: 1s no h1ernrdn .i uch Jlth 1u"h dec1 .. 1ons Jo he m.ide ;re rou hi} '>rt1.d out hl't'.l.Cl'n l'-'O group~. fhe < o mlina11ng ( olled1\e tJke res­msihll1t\ tor ba ic.ill} <1d1111111strat1ve dcL1sion . I he Coordm,1t1n' ( olle.:t1ve ' •rou1 if spi:c1fk '.I.omen a11d men "ho h \C .1grel•J to take speL1l1~ re pon 1b1ht1e Jnd to attend e\ery CoorJ1nators meeting. I he PlJnnmg Collect1ve. on the other hand. hJ no pcdt1c members. fhe I' lanninc ( olkdt\ I.' i re pon,1rle for all dcu 101 conc:ermng progr 1P1 plJnning. progrJm 1hc ol tile l'>uildmg. ct.:. Plan111ng mc.:1111~ Jrc open to .ill "o•m· n and men intere,tl'd 111 Jcudang ''hat I J•nb iJ does Jncl hO\\ II happens. ftll' ( o )nhn.1tors !Tleet thl' 'e~·ond and lourth I hurscla\ ol cc1ch month. lrom 6 ~(}. p. m. fhc Plan111ng ( ollc.:t 1vc mce t e'er} tirst Jnd thml \tonda} of the mont o 10. p. m. LEARN ABOUT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ... Pat Cain, a professor of Law at lJ I', will speak at a dessert pot-luck on Wednesday, November 12th at 8 p.m. at Austm Lambda I sues could include buying property 111 couples or groups, wills, custody suits. etc . Bring your favorite de scrt to share, and yon legal concerns and questions to discuss with l'at. LGDT VICTORY! On S<'Ptcmhcr 2Cl .ind 27, th<' Sl'Cond •e 1011 of the I e\as Stalt.' l>e111oc1.1t1c C'on­cn11on met 111 Houston to elect Ill''-' \l.tll' •art~ Chair and c1dopt ,1 1980 I' arty l'!.11- or m. Following the cndor emcnt ln l l·~h1.111- 1 ,ay l>cmouat of I ex.is I I< .I>·,, ot Boh ·:t.iglc for party< h,ur, he \\Oil with ll0'1, narg1n. I h,111k to the eftort ol I(,() 1 .ind 1ts ·upporter, a gily rights pl.ink l.111111)!. for he repeal of section 21.0<101 the ft'\,1s l'cnc1l Code \\a~ mcllldcd 111 the St<1tl' lh-111 >­' rat1c l'.1rt} platlorm tor I 1JIHJ, This victory -:amt• only .ii tt•r X Yl'.its ol ·1ork witl11n the p.irty. I C:l> I le.tdl't' ned11ed the C.1rter l.11111M1)!.n with t'~st·nt1,tl liehind-the- cenes a~s1tar1t:e1n .tllo\\lllg the plunk to be brought to the lloor lor • vote. CAMPUS HOMOSEXUALS STRIVE FOR ACCEPTANCE /Jt'tll Knel these groups is great. Gaining official cam­pus recognition at more than 200 colleges and universities, homosexual organi1.ations exercise their civil and legal rights by hold­ing solidarity days, hosting social functions .ind benefit dances, and coordinating peace­lul demonstrations for the preservation of .III human rights. Despite this freedom of '.ICtion, howl.'vcr, the fact that 46% of college students still agree that same-sex relationships should be prohibited certain­ly indicates a wide-spread lack of accept- 1nce Srnularly, homosexual groups have 'ieen given recognition ,1t a relatively small '.lumber of major universities. Indeed, 11 s qucs11onablc v.hethcr personal attitudes met prejulhccs have genuinely changed or •ncrely been repressed out of an unwilling- 1css to eem intolerant. Certaml~ the hberallt} of the past ten vcars ha benefit ll'd the homosexual stu­dent. lhl' New York I imc~ reports, for •htancc. that 'lhe greater freedom to t.tlk about all .1 pcct of sexual behavior u1dud1ng homoscxu,ility, 1s an 1mporta1;t factor 1n d1,111gmg campus mores." Rdl­' 1.lmg tlus new freedom, editorial pages ol r,1mpus nc\\sp.q1er-s h,1vl.' hel·ome instrumen-t, 11111 l'Xposmg 1<•reotyp1cal mytlh about gay and hJ\e hclpl·d ('~t.1hhsh t hl' credihil- 1ty of ht>lllO'>l'Xu.il org,1n11.1twns Statements .11111ed al exposing Ill> th~ h,1\C ,ti o prm•oked 1e,1tlcr!. lo..: .1m111t' lOnvcnt1nn.il ,Oltal val- 1e~ Jnd pre1ud1~·t·s. an idea put lnrth in Jll t d1tori.d hy l11ners1ty of 1cx;i, student 1 111rdon 1'1kr "I w,1, hoping tht1t '-'C. thl' colkgl' , 1udents· 1 h~ L.1r.l-hur111ng, protc~tmg pilgrim, of thl· ·' f,Q' .ind 70's u111ld t.1kr the tune to JCJll} '\Jlllllll ho" we feel Jilli to honestly L'Ope "'Ith our own l'lf10t1om. f he vcr) l,ict th.It H' hvl' Ill u lt'.irnrng ,1t moc;phcrc should all-ow u' to stud~ the reJI truihs .ihout ga}s · nd lo J1,;ll'Pt tht· llll''~Jgc th.it the sign, hJd lo hare. \h• hould bt•tomc morl' underst- • nd111g ol thl' pre 'urc'i and prqudice that they must uffrr .11 our hand-.." Man} "'olkge. nan elfort to respond to the need ol homosexual and Pl'rhap to < omplll Jtt for the hl.it.:int tiscri111m.it10n ot the p<1st. h.i\e given legit1111a, y to gay urgam1Jt1on . de p11c the c coni.;css1ons I O\\evcr acl111m1 tr.Hor-; arc quKk to r011;t <•lit th I rt:lOgllltlOn nl'cd not 11npl} apprm I. an att1tudt "hi. .. h greatly undernunes \I.Ii it otht·r'-'tse "ould be a ignificant show t •ood "ill In everal .:a e . Ill fact. homr>­' ·xual orgJn11,111on have been openly dcnH'd llomosexuahty ha'. '-'lth1n tilt: p.ist dLLadi. at·kno\\ledgcment .i olfK1Jl lam pus group<, bt>come mu~h more v1 1hk and 1•1uch les i icludmg t'1o e t fexa~ \&.\1 and, until a'l obted ol blatant hostility on college r :c.entl} ·the Umcrslt} of Texa' and the c 1mpuses than before. ncverthclc , 1f the l rnvt•r 11" ol \irgmta. La t \t'ar the Supr~1m c 1mpus homoscxu,11 is no longer openly ( oun f.iile 1 to deal '-'llh tl11s m 1c by detl11 - c ·nsured, neither 1s she genuinely .iccepted. 1 tg to rnlc on ii case whu.h 11nolved the e titer b> peer or t'ly administrators . .ind hi,ersit\ )f Mi oun's dec1s1011 to refu e • r·c G Ut fact, the need for real tolerance among ognllwn to a} Lib, a student homosex-ual group as an official campus organization 1 hat the nation's highest legal authonty • 2 remains passive on such a seemingly basic issue of human rights surely indi­cates the deep reluctance still extant in American society to assign homosexual­ity a definite legally-sanctioned role. Nowhere, perhaps, is the painful com­plexity of this quasi-acceptance of the student homosexual more recently man­ifest than on the campus of Sarah Law­rence, a small private New York collcgl' and an exaggerated microcosm of the university situation throughout the country. Traditionally a women's in­stitution, the advent of a coeducational policy in the late I 960's quickly created ''a far more strongly feminist at mos­phere than had existed before the men arrived," notes journalist Anne Roipher, an atmosphere, she goes on to point out, in which open and indeed often militant lesbianism thrives. Although the administration officially takes a tolerant nonjudgemental position, college President Charles DeCarlo pri­vately admits to being "appalled" that "what once might have been a youth­ful fantasy ... is now made public and related to political and quasi-intellectual movements." The reaction of many stu­dents themselves reflects sirmlar d1stru~t. "This place really freaks me out," re­marks one freshman girl, though Ro1phe notes that many students "who feel threatened and upset by the open hom,)­sexua l behavior accepted by the Sarah Lawrence community are, at the same time, ashamed of their reactions." In a sense, then, the conflict at Sarah Lawrence is the same conflict felt by all college students - the rclativelv new exi~­tance of an open, increasing!:/ vocal homosexual population which thou1d1 rarely condemned, finds littk ~cal u~dcr­stand1ng or acceptance either. '\/ot surprisingly. such pressures have a tremendous negative effect upon the self-esteem of gay students, estimated to nu mbcr 5 to I 0 '' of campus commun­ities At the lJ niversity of fcxas. for instance, the President of the Leshian­c; ay Alliance noted in the Spring of I 079 that ''the disparit) between her Organi1ation's membership ... and the much larger number of gay students ... reflects the stigma attached to homo­sexuality," at the start of the Fall session, in fact, the Alliance fatled to reorgani1e. This hesitance on the part of the homosexual student to ri~ any public avowment of his sexual­ity reflects the reality, pointed out by the New York Times, that "all the new and considerable changes in the past decade have not eliminated the often bitter side effects of standing in conOict with society's view of what is 'normal' in the relationship between men and women." Surrounded by heterosexual peers immersed in issues of sex, dating and marriage, the homosexual almost invar­iably feels herself pamfully isolated, unabl..: to fully share in the otherwise umque solid­arity of young people escaping parental restraint for the first time even though, as one homosexual student remarks, "if they (fellow students) hate your guts, the} no longer say it to your face," dealing with this more subtle but still extremely intimi­dating antagonism is often a painfully con­stant fact of life for campus homosexuals. Nevertheless, given the prejudice and co­vertness of the past, the new political and social visibility of homosexual students truly constitutes an amazing turnaround. as evidenced by such incidents as the back­lash of prcr-homosexual sentiment inspired by Anita Bryant's attempt to revive old fears and stereotypes. On a personal level, however, this liberality quickly breaks down, an unpleasant truth noted by Jour­nalists Grace and Fred Hechinger. ''Most students want to believe that they arc broad-minded about homosexuality," they write, "but their personal behavior is still guided by gut emotions, fears, stereotypes." Similarly, administrators tend to view the 110mosexuality issue, at best, as a trouble­~ ome distraction for more pressing matters, 111d at worst, as a dangerous deterrant to .1 normal educational environment. Thus, though the very real achievements of the )ast decade must not be dismissed as rnsi.g­' 1ificant, the second half of the revolution m sexual freedom - the willingness of stu­len ts and others not merely to tolerate .v1th distaste but genuinely to accept and •1nderstand the homosexual - is certainly vet to come. !Jeth Knc/ is a student at the Unirersity of Ii \"en. COUNSELING GROUP FOR GAY MEN A counseling group for (;ay Men will be held !or ten weeks bcginnmg Wednesday, :'-Jovember 5. 7· 30-1 O p.m. at Austm 1 ambda. .lie group will he limited to 5 men and will gi\e each an opportunity to work on personal i,sues with the support of professional thera­pist and group. The fee is S l O per session ; the facilitator will he Michael hrnandes. Interested men should come to the f1Tst r 1eetmg. (The group will not meet on t:o\. 26, Dec. 24 or Dec. 3 I). rJEXT MONTH: CHILDREN I he Austin Lambda newsletter will begin modified monthly 'themes' in December Next month's issue will offer local notes an I images on children; ours or other's. Please send your thoughts, stories, photos, graphics by ov. 20 to, ewsletter, Box 5455, Austin 78763. 3 STILLNESS IN A BUSY LIFE Each Wednesday evening beginning Nov. s a one-hour meditation gathering (with plent v of instruction for beginners) will be held for. women and men at Austin Lambda. No hocus-pocus, no experience needed, no re­quirements, no religions involved; the pur- I ose of the time is (a) to help people learn some meditational means of dealing with busy, active lives and ( b) to pro\'ide some company for individuals who prefer to practice meditating with others. The sittrnl.' , will be facilitated by Marti Kranz berg (dir- - ector of Women Space) and Michael Fl'rn:in­des (Coordinator at Lambda). Both M art1 and Michael are trained and experienced m various types of meditation. Thl' sittings ar planned for 'after-work' from 5:30-6:30 each Wednesday, so as not to take up an) day or evening plans. If you come direct!\' from work, bring a piece of loose clothing to change into. Please try not to arrive late. Again, not a doctrinal or religious training - simply practice in the ability to bring rnrnd and body to rest in the same place at the same time. Everyone welcome. HOUSING-TRAVEL-FOR SALE Austin Lambda maintains multi-purpose b11lletin boards to help Leshians and (,a\ ~~en with housing, travel, merchand!Sl a·nd up-coming activities. ror a nominal fee you ctn also list your wares and needs 111 thl' L.1mbda newsletter. Call 4 78-8653. BAKER VS. WADE 1 >tu tr 111 ft \a.1 flu11,a11 Nights h11111da1u 11 A>. a result of the Sl'pt. I (1 hL·aring 111 tlw Donald f·. Baker ease dialkng111g the l L·xas Homosexual Conduct La\\. Penal Codl' Sev til)n :! I .06. n•ost city. count) and district attorne) shaw hl'en ccrll!kd as the defcn d.1 11 class in the suit schedukd for tnal in thl' spr n~ of next year. As dcfcndents, Dallas (it) \ttornn l c,· H')lt and lknry Wade, Att orney for ·Dallas County. wen! certifil'd as class rcrresentatl\ ~ s At the same hearmg, motion h} the defendants to dismiss the ca-;e Wl'TL' not upheld in Judge Jerry Buchnll~} er·s court. )ection 21.06 penalizes sexual relations hL tween consenting adults of the .. arne -.ex in private. The suit filed with the sponso rship of thr •1exas Rights Foundation h} James C !-- ·b T. uttorney for the plainfiff, seeks to h:J\L ~ll JOn 21.06 declared unconstitutional and 'JTrCL fret' enforcement on the ground!> that it \.1olatcs thL' individual's rights to pri\acy, due process and equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Lrst, ninth. and fourteenth amendments to the LS. constitution. as well as motnet: and fatne~· ~< ~<' 1''' •""'to s•• you as olst•< and booth•< f tnat and 1'111 g\ad· 1 ~\sh you 1'"" "se"e"n ay•<>~" -b<>th """"'' a nd •::;".;,,,1 c,< .'.t,a ln"lY" y,o,.u. n,o an 'pta•< ' <0n "" 1 ,.,n•t acc•P' you< non· C'<>'11d accept mY 11.aynes 5 • v.noW acceptanc'· aead \t aga\n and aga\n· .. ,aua• oon't ' ' ' co f\,ht tht<is l\se t,,t,•,<,,·., . 'T<•Yh c•o" ulsn dno• "a'<'"•'" "l'tn•t "\l1 tlh y ,,.,1ltY• 1 "' "'•••''' ~ anothC~ piece of out: •""'' on• of '°"' a<•,,..n l"'\nt of you< a••""''n' • on .y awn \lf•• anl of cou<S' ..,e<Y estt:&Meinent • lS no< ,,.acabl• ,,.,au•• lt \s "°' a di••a••· ~y ~a~ss 1 t \s a {act. mv t:ea\itY• mY •. £ e. because • e\ves and no 0 to the111s ne edi se.. , those gaY 1• aY and 1 •111 pt:oud ·" peoPl• ""° c•n s•Y \t 1ou • • • ' hOW you made me fee\ that night altll<>st ~t l nate you .ot: . '"" ,,.,,n•t h•ll"'d •Y •nY· 1 10•• you ,,.s ,..o•"' fe•l '''' ,,nc•· Out: Si1e nce a""ut mY oayness of us nate out:se1ves [ot: 1 ~no~ ~hY 1'111 pt:oud, a00 , {ot: the waY Y " "" 0 tWO yea t:S " » t thet:e at:e t:easons whY some So th•°' •"' "° ,..,.n• •hY ~· ~" g•Y. u f us d\' of °"' gaY"'" • • e)·o\ce in it, and manY o • •hY •""'of u• don t ' f oth•' gaY p••• 1 '" •'· d b•cau•• of th• ,upP"'' 0 • .,.. ...., n• p<OU •'· "e ..... t you don't • 1·• ooon•' hU• a oan ,.,,.n htt ~no~ it· 1 tha own thell\• vet:Ythin• yoU al••Y' •ant•d ••to u ~. n \t l'd ,oon•< ••"''th• p•OP • o hi•• l'd . ti•• 1,,, ,,allY ,p0••n co you •'~co cha< l'• e , 1d than sta~e a claim o ' soenet: chante the wot: you ch" 1 « '"' 1 '" th• f"" so 1 • • "'' dn• .,.oau '' 1 •'" yo•~· So •hY •• 1 "'\tin• 1 told ,ou 1 '"°"gh< "'Y"' t •a• gaY• 1• 1'• not going to hold lt ,n nlght '"° ,,.,s •ro ·~:;;, , 0 get off •Y •"''' f<°" ou< l•'~h~~~'1'~•n:, '''you h•''' ch•"°"'' to .. ,,us• 1 "''' s°"' s •• •'''lng '°" .,,,u•• yoU "''' '°"' e au•• \ •ant you to pie• OC uP at th• •••'n fo< ,. 0 ~eeP y••<S• 1 a"' •S,,..,d. '"' l'• "''''n• to you b cad• •Y fcl•nd· , oan• a gontl•• qult• me s\lent, 1Yi'..':,•,o •••Yo<• •ith ocn•• •Y 10••'• •Y\d:~t:sca;.., to a•• h\• tot\• o< ha•• you a"l ''"". 1'• - " ..1. \ve tooethCt: i. n t,os ' nr;e '". 1 oou .. wondet:ful man· ~e 0 5 naJ!ll! nit11· 4 ! d\dn'' '""" .anY gaY peopl•• n••'' ,,. 0 a ,.1atlonshlP •''h • oan· 1 .... t.t:•St oO 1\VC ~\th yout: a psYc"ia • • u ,hln• a"'"' """ yoU •lll feel aboU' 1f not• 1•11 .,,11 you ..,en 1 •'' ln· Ill \ LIVING IN THE 'JOB CLOSET' Many of us who are open Lesbians and Gay Men in our private lives must main­tain levels of secrecy on our jobs - whe­ther as cooks, shrinks, clerks or firefight­ers. The two lives are never really sep­arate, though, for we have to think twice about holding a partner's handby the pool, or about how we socialize, or about public statements or gay rights marches - because we don't know who might be watching. On Tuesday evening, Nov. 18th from 7-1 O p.m. at Lambda, there will be an informal, open discussion for all Lesbians and Gay Men who deal with anonymity on their jobs. The talk will be facilitated by Michael Fernandes and Sissi Loftin and will focus on sharing problems and sharing tips for dealing with them. $1 donation will be asked of folks who aren't already Lambda sponsors. REMINDER TO LESBIANS ABOUl THE LOFTIN SURVEY A reminder to all Lesbians who have de­cided to respond to the survey being con­ducted by Sissi Loftin that your complet­ed questionnaire is needed by Nov. 3rd. If you have not received a questionnaire or heard of the survey, please find one at Austin Lambda or WomenSpace. It is a comprehensive survey of Austin's Lesbian population - for Sissi's thesis - and will contribute greatly to our awareness of ourselves as Austin Lesbians. JUNOUE We need all your treasures (and even a little trash!) for a Super Yard Sale to be held at Lambda on November 15 and 16, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. until dusk. Items should be left at the Lambda Center at 603 W. 12th between now and the time of the sale. If you need assistance with transportation, please call 47 S.8653 and someone will come to assist you with delivery. Any items can be used -one man or woman's trash may be another's treasures. And be sure to tell your friends and neighbors to Come Early and help us make the sale a big success. If you would like to help with the sale in any way, especially on Saturday and Sunday, please call Joe at 47S.5287, Stan at 451-7024 or Jim at 454-2496. A COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING For Lesbians and Gay Men not planning to leaw town or keep previous plans, Aus­tin Lambda will have a community pot­luck Thanksgiving. $2 will bring you turkey and trimmings - you bring a side dish to share with others (imagine the variety!). Call ahead to say you are coming - so we'll be certain to have enough to go tound. But latecomers are definitely wanted and welcome. 5 A NOTE ON "I CANNOT" Marian Ed wards When was the last time someone walked up to you and said, "Hi, I'm looking for a job, so let me tell you what I cannot do." This is a note to all of us who fall into the I Cannot crowd. I'used to feel this was my category alone. My Lists Of Cannots formed a solid line from McAllen to Lubbock. I thought I was alone because those of us in the Cannot crowd are not an open lot; you have to extend yourself a bit to find us. Soon, though, if you are persistent, you will discover that you are not alone, but a part of a great majority. The Cannot list is too extensive to examine on an individual basis, so let's take a look at my favorite and it will probably give us a feeling for the bigger picture. I Cannot Write. Recently I have given some thought to what I mean when I say I Cannot Write. What does this really mean? Perhaps no one can read my handwriting. If no one can read it, perhaps nothing has been written. Another possibility is that I Cannot Spell - if you look at what I have written you might have difficulty inter­preting it. Last, but not least, it could be someone else's fault that I Cannot Write. You remember how those big fat bulky pencils your kindergarten teacher gave you were impossible to use? What emerges from this portrait of a writer? I am surprised to note that, in spite of myself, ink is dribbling onto this paper. I don't know why I am surprised, but I'm not alone; other Cannots are changing too. The friend who could not live alone is liking it. The friend who could not go back to school is doing well there. The emotional wounds that could not be healed are healing. The community that was invisible is emerging. So, for you who thought you were alone, by now you probably understand that you are not. There is a rumor, though it is not confirmed, that we are everywhere. Something is happening. It is a slow metamorphosis from no to yes. Sit up and take notice; it's catching. CUBAN GAY ASKS HELP There are a number of Cu.ban gay refugees in Austin now. One of them, Eugenio ~f oreno­Portales, is seeking a sponsor for his lover who is still in the Ft. Chaffee refugee camp. Benedicto Suarez-Perez is ''18 years old and very lonely." Please help reunite them before Christmas. Call 474-4832 or (from 3-11 p.m.) 476-6461 ext. 5260 and ask for Louis. Open Lesbian Fighting Army Over Discharge Compikd by Ji/ Clark SAVANNAH, GA - A board of officers at Fort Stuart will decide on Oct. 6 whether an open lesbian will be discharged from the Anny. Private 2nd Class Carol Nichols. who came out last spring with the intent ion of challenging the Anny's policy regarding bomOSCJCuals, now faces an "ad­ministrative separation" from the military based on a misconduct charge: "homosexual acts." Nichols will not have a hearing, since there is no need to determine whether she is a lesbian. The deci­sion of the bord of officers will automatically be recommended to the commanding officer of Fort Stuart. Nichols's attorney, Peter Emmons, eitpccts the board Will recommend a discharge. Last month, Emmons asked the U.S. District Court in Savannah to impose a temporary restraining order on the Army, which had be­gun discharge proceedings against Nichols. Emmons stipulated that a soldier's homosexuality doesn't interfere with the performance of her/his job in the Army and that, therefore, the Dcpanment of Dcfe~ rules regarding homo­sexwus arc unconstitutional. The court, however, declined to rule on the merits of the case until after the Anny lw made its de-cision. "[This decision) hurts us be­cause it will take time to ao through administrative proceed­ings," said Emmons, "and that's time that Carol Nichols won't be paid for because she wiH J)l('obably be discharged and nave to go through a drawn-out process of appeal." Emmons told GCN that other women at Fort Stuart have re­cently been charged with homo­sexuality. He said that, apparent­ly, one of these women had a list of all lesbians at all of the bases to which she'd been assigned. Em­mons thmks that Army <Jfficials somehow got hold of the list at Fort Stuart. Recently, Emmons said, two women at Fort Stuart were faced with dismissal for homosexuality. The two voluntctred to leave the Army and received "general dis­charges, which the army has re­cently offered to upgtadc to "honorable." If Nichols is discharged, Em­mons plans to return to district court to demand that the Army "find a relationship between private scitual acts and the ability to be a soldier." PhDa. Official Issues Directive Banning Bias Compikd by ~niw Slldiit PHILADELPHIA This city's manqing director ~as issued a directive to all aaencles under his jurisdiction reinforcing bans on discrimination in those aacncic,, - including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Accordin& to the directive is­sued by W. Wilson Goode, existing city policy prohibits discrim­ination against lesbians and gay men in all agencies that arc in­cluded as part of the Manaaina Director's Offici: (MOO), includ­ing the welfare, health, police, fire, and water departments, among others. "The purpose of this memoran­dl. YJl," Goode wrote, "is to rein­force your uoderstandin& and that of your supervisors and all other employees of this non-dis­crimination policy, and to direct that it be enforced in all of the above-listed categories [includin& race, sex, etc., as well as sexual orientation] with respect to all em­ployees, union and non-union, civil service or excepted." The memorandum was not spe­cifically directed toward stopping agency discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation: that cate­gory, however, was clearly includ­ed in Goodc's list of prohibited catcaories. No provision has been made for disciplinary action against aaer>c1 employees who violate the pO~. "One reason fOr that,,, one source told GCN, '"is that the city realfy doesn't have a very good affitma. live action plan as a result ot [for· mcc Phi,ladelpbia. Mayor Frank) Riuo. 1bcrc really isn't any ki.00 of a mcchani4111 (for .discipHnary action) now, even with race or sex, that works." The source said, however, that city officials arc rcv4ing their af. firmative action plan to include such a mcchan.lsm. City officials could not be reached for comment by · press time. "We're happy, of course, that it's happened," iony Silvestre, head of the Pennsylvania Gover­nor's Council for Sexual Minor­ities, told GCN. "We're pleased that Philadel­phia has finally joined the other larac cities in the country with some kind of official protection· for sexual minority people. We hope that it becomes amplirlCld through additional nciotiation.'' The directive folloW$ an earlier affadavit filed by Philadelphia Police Commission Morton Solo· mon which stated that the city's police department would no lona­cr reject applicants because of their seitual preference or parental status. (Reprinted from Boston\ GAY COMMUNITY NEWS) Gay Power, Gay Po/ides 'Unfair,' Says Council In that instance, CBS acknowl­edged that it inserted applause in a tape of Feinstein's apology for her earlier remarks where there had been no applause. "CBS News has acknowledged that .. . it violated the network's own standards and has offered an apology for that violation," the council report states. Compiled by John Kyper DES MOINES, IA - The Na­tional News Council, meeting in this city during the week of Sept. IS, has decided that CBS v.as " unfair" in pan of the television documentary portrayal of San Fra.'lcisco, "Gay Power, Gay Politics," which aired in April (Stt GCN, Vol. 7, No. 41). The action was the result of a 20-pagc complaint written by San Francisco gay journalist Randy Alfred . Narrated by Harry Reasoner, Gay Powr, Gay Politics pur­ported to tell the story of "how the gays in San Francisco arc using the political process to further their own special interests - just like every new minority group before them." But the show drew fire from many lesbians and gay males who felt that it unfairly implied that gay activists were pressuring political leaders tor license for public seit, sadomasoctiism, and recruitment of children in public schools. The CorJncil disqrced with Alfred's contention that CBS overstated the importance of an apology made by Mayor Dianne Feinstein during her campaign for remaks made to a women's maga­zine about her concern for "com­munity standards" being broken by gay behavior. According to the Cowicil report, the program treated that aspect of the mayoral campaign and lesbian and gay involvement in it fairly. with the eitoeption of one instucc or clear distortion. By a 10-1 vote, the council found "unfairneu in the pres· entation of sexual issues. By con­centrating on certain flamboyant examples of homosexual behav­ior, the program tcoded to rein ­force stereotypes. The procram also exaggerated pofitical cooces­sjons to gays and made tbose concessions appear as threats to public morals and decency." I J J c } c d f f s I J J HOMOSEXUALLY RELATED DEATHS ~~xuality is• sexual perv~rsion, not ~n altgrnatr hfc style It must be pl1ee0' in the SAme group of perversfons which reldte to other than nprmal 5eir.ual preference, such u bestiality (a sexual preference for am­m< 1ls), rt'dorhiha (a sexual preference for children}, gerontophih.i (a sex­ual rrl'f~rence for the old), or necrophilia (a sexual preference for the dead). According to most estimates there are sever;il million practicing homosexuals in the United States today. The "gay world" is a subculture with its own customs, meeting places, vocabulary, liter.-iture, and dan­gers exual is rone to a sudd ex ectt'd, ahd \•iolent d th t an t e avera e c h7 e an e•s stem m exu<1 rom t e erverse sexual ommo on an rom t e mor ma e <1mount of rcoccu ahon Wlt , 1 n. commo e · .1ny omosexuals are desper-ate y unhappr. an they commit suicide for a number of reasons. The homose>o.ual may be consumed by feelings of guilt about his way of life. He may be threatened with exposure. blackmail, or disgrace before family or. friends He may commit '$1.licide bec4us$ of u9req,uited Jo,·e,p~ a blighted romance . ~ ~,..,._. ~'4 '4 I .. u • /•' _,, #tJ ' In the investigation of the suicide of an adult male who has no hiitory 'of a serious medical illness. who h.1s not suHert'd ii ,li.u.uitial catastrophy, or 1vh0 h~' not rN·entlr lost his~ or ~d. th<' pos~ibihty of a h0mo~t'•11ally rd;itcd dc.1tt1 shoul.i he ~<'ncn1 ~h t-on<idcn•J The general New Medical Text Called Anti-Gay directors of the National Associa­tion of Medical Examiners. He told GCN, "[Homosexuality] is a perverted sex object, just like the person who's interested in animals or in young people or in dead people. It's a perversion of the sexual object. . . . That's a scientific judgment." "Garbage. Nonsense," com­mented Dr. Richard C. Pillard, associate professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine and co-director of the Fenway Community Health Center in Boston. "Even a medical examiner should know better," he told GCN. When asked about the Amer­ican Psychiatric Association decis ion to remove homosexuality from its list of illnesses, Rupp told GCN, ''They have rued the day they made that [decision]. It was a rigged election. If you talk to the psychiatrists, that was something that was just ramrodded through. It was a political thing." Rupp continued, "The problem is with this business about trying to convince everyone it's an alter- Comp//ed by David Moms nate lifestyle and becoming a PHH ADI:LPHlA - A refer- nenced youth is wined and dined, militant minority. We've always ence book on forensic medicine flattered and fawned over and had homosexuals, but they don't newly published here and intended finally seduced, the sex aci' may go around telling everybody about for use in training medical person- · itself seem insignificant, and the it, . you know? If your thing is nel and police states, "Homosex- act maybe repeated until it is animals you don't have to go uality is a sexual perversion, not finally learned and conditioned. around telling people about it. an alternate lifestyle." Once the aberration is fixed, cure You just ... you know, you ... A section of Modern Legal is virtual!}' impossible. Herein lies you don't advertise it. .. Medicine, P:;ychiatry, and Foren the pernicious and incidious [sic] When asked by GCN whether sic S "·e n ce , pu bl't s h e d t ht' s year b Y evil of homosexuality " i::an Conservative Union voted F A · I)avi s Co mpany o f Ph'tl a d e l- Dr. Joseph C Rupp, author of against the council report as Phl·a . a Is o 1·.1 a1· ms, "To b e 35 ·i nt h e the chapter in question, is the published. 'ga y wor Id' ·i s r o b e an •o Id auntt·e • chief medical examiner for Nueces "Given what I take to be the and many male hom osexua Is are County (Corpus Christi), Texas, theses of the documentar" - that al h I k f and is a member of the board cf • ways on t e oo out or young the coming of age of ho~osexual proselytes. . . When an inexpe- f P?l.1t1cs in San Francisco has sig- - ·-----~ monolithic in their behavior or nificantly altered the city'<; 'itan-fhe council said that Alfred\ their political objectives. Many dard of acceptable public beha>- complaint was ··warranted as it abhor public sex; their principal 11 f I. obJ'ective is a climate of tolerance ior - a o the scenes objected to app 1es to the treament of sado- are permissible and even de'iir-masochism, the demystification that permits them to operate in the bl .. B ll . ma1·nstream of th..;r communi·- a e, e wrote in his dissenting riroiect (informing school children .... , opinion. ahout homosexual1tv]. the Hal ties. The unwillingness of gays in William Rusher, publisher of lov.een partv and the transtt1on this category to break ranks with the National Revie.v, dissented in from a d1scu.\sion of decadence to extremists by repudiating more part from the findings . ··1 dt\- th. .... Bea ux A rts Ball · " flamboyant demands created re- agree .,.,ith the charge of 'unfair- However, the program's treat- portorial problems for CBS, but ness' in regard to ~e11ual topic~." ment of public sex in Buena Vista did not relieve it of its obligation "'rote Rusher, "not because the Park was exempted from the to present a fair picture." docur:nentarv was a halanced pres-council 's criticism. On Thursday, Sept. 18, the entat1on of homosexual life, but The council report concluded Council devoted almost the entire because it never pretended to be that "the central issue underlying day to the complaint, its first gay one ... all the charges and counter- case. Members of the council Alfred flew to Des Moines for charges" surrounding the pro- watched the documentary and the hearings. He described himself gram was the statement in the read Alfred's complaint, as well as as generally elated by the decision . closing commentary by host complaints submitted by the San "It sends a clear message to JOur-liarry Reasoner that San Fran- Francisco Board of Supervisors nalists that athough they can cisco lesbians and gay men and Human Rights Commission cover what stones they like about demanded "absolute sexual and by the National Gay Task gay people, they must tell the freedom," a statement the council Force, before debating the staff truth," he told GCN. He com-found inaccurate. report and proposed council ac- pared the CBS documentan to ."The reality is," the report tion. some of the inflammatory c~\ er-sa. id, "that homosexuals are not Only Jeffrey Bell of the Amer-7 age about blacks that .,.,as com-personal opinions of the kind expressed in the book should be taken as professional judgment, Rupp replied, "Absolutely. That's scientific judgment. That's the definition of it. It's a perversion.'' Dr. William J . Curran, a Har­vard University professor of legal medicine and one of the editors of the book, defended Rupp's pro­fessional credentials. "His reputa­tion in that field is very strong,'' he told GCN. "Rupp's reputation for investigating sex-related deaths himself and for working in the field is very, very strong." Curran disagrees with Rupp's opinion about gay people but de­fends his nght to express it. "It happens to be his view," he told GCN. "It's not a vie.,., I share . . . . He has his professional liberty to express himself in that way as he sees fit. He's been involved m an awful lot of cases of that kind. It may be that these things ha\e shaped his professional response to them." Rupp told GCN, "What I state m my book is the result of my training, my observations and my experiences." When asked by GCi\ ho\\ he could form opinions on ga) people in general from experiences in performing autopsies, Rupp re­plied, "That questton i\n 't mean­ingful." mon in the South tv.e11t) \l'al \ ago. The thret bla k memht'r' of •he ( oun.:11 "ere among the mo't rnns1\len1 ~urpnrtcr ' of the g;n .:omplatnb abl)Ut the progr ..1m. Alfred said l hn included Rohen \1a\nard. editor ol the O:Aland ((A) Tribune; Fr<inklin \\ 1lliam, ex-ambas~ador to Ghana; and Re\. Jame~ Lawson, miniqer of the Holman United \ferhod1~1 Church in Los Angeles. Lawson, in fact, issued a con curnng opinion "w11h an addi­tional word" saying that the do.:u mentary "is severelv fla">' ed" because "it did not - assess the meaning of the political po .... er of the ga, .-:ommunity for the 1980\ · • and becau~e it omitted both an examination and an analvsis of the actual primary objective~ of lesbian and gay political leader~. Margo Houston, an editorial writer for the Milwaukee Journal was also very supportive Alfred said. ' The National News Council t'> an industry body that functions as an unofficial judge of media ethics. While without power, the council is highly regarded and its decisions are published ' m the Columbia Journalism Review. GAY MEN'S AWARENESS SESSIONS \Gay ten's Awareness session is held at Austin Lambda each Monday night from 8-10 r.m. The gathering is open to all gay men who \\ant to attend. Generally between 15 and 30 men meet each week to talk about a subJect of concern (meeting men, sexuality, relation­ships, famil:r, age, etc) sometimes serious, often fun. We ask a $1 donation from all who can .ifford it. The sessions are over a year old now, r\eryone seems to recommend them hiPJtly. "SECOND SUNDAY" - A MEN'S EVENT Sel.ond Sunda] 1s a rnonthl} event for ga} men. '>onwtunes .1 Janee, sometime') live perform.incl, omet1111cs n:admg h} ga:y \\rttl'rs, omet1mcs films. It's on the second Sunday of each month, hcgmrung at 8 p.m. I or mo t evl..'nt . 1.:olJ he.,,­eragc .rnd col f cc will be old. Bring ] our O\I. n alcoholic dnnk if you w1 h, For ornc live pcr­formJncl's. \\e ma} pass-the-hat. Check the c;,ilendar for the month's plans. LESBIAN AWARENESS SESSIONS llte Lesbian \\arcne meetings are held eH'r} Thur day e\enmg from 8-10 p. m. at [a mbda. r IC <;s1ons arc open to all Le h1ans \\hO would likl' to attend. \t the mectmgs \\Omen get togl'thcr to talk about their live - \\ith top1.:s planned .ind Ii ted m the Calendar - personal 1 Ul'S, ocial 1 ucs, poht1.:al ones, or whatever mtere t tho c present fhc group is led h} a fa.:1litator. 11.iC\\comcr:s arl' H'r} welcome. GAY MEN'S POT-LUCK SUPPERS pot-luck supper for ga} men 1s held each month at lambda. Bnng ome dish. salad or dessert, along with your own eat-ware. Check the Calendar each month for date and time. SPEAKERS' BUREAU SPEAKS ON The joint Austin Lambda-Al GPC Speak­ers' Bureau has already spoken to more than 400 persons in many classes and groups since its formation in March 1980. From hot-line trainings to J ast Austin Civic groups to huge lJ I classes, the Bureau's panels of women and men have been talking with people of Austin about the pleasures and problems of Lesbians and Gay Men. The Bureau is ready to make hrief pre­sentations and answer any quc..t10ns for groups, clubs, clas es in the Austin area. Specific topics can be arr.rngcd on request. For any further inforr11at1on, or to arrange a presentation, call Austin Lambda at 478-8653 and leave a message for the Speakers' Bureau. LESBIAN DANCE I he Lesbian Dance at Austin Lambda is held the first Saturday night of each month at 8:30 p.m. Bring your dancing shoes and some records; iced tea is pro­vided. Fiftv cent donation is a ·ed. All Le hians arc welcome. Check the Calendar for exact date (and in case of changes). LAMBDA PLANNING MEETINGS ntc first and third 1 ondays of each month. from 6 :30- p.m. arc general planning meeting for usun l~mbda. fhe'ie arc the times that most programs arc planned Jnd scheduled • u ually at lea t a month 1n aclv,mcc. The planning meet mg Jrc open to all I esbians and C.i} \-1 en who want to help determine what is pl.inned at u:stin I .1mbda. LI BR ARY ENDOWMENT!! fhc Library 1<; rc.1d} lor .1 l'cond \\ill 1 \\e \\ant to .1dd more penod1cals for bro.,., ing .ind re e,1rd1, and up-to-d.ite nc\\ books ahout I esh1ans and< .ay \1cn If} ou can afford a donation ,1bovc spon or hip, please con 1dcr beconnng .1 I 1b­rar) sponsor as \I.ell $10 \\ill purch.is · a new ub cnption, $25 can purchase e\'eral book . I' lea e send \\hat } 011 can. 8 MEXICAN ADVENTURE Carmen Miranda and friends have in­vited Lambda friends to join them down Mexico way for a little Tequila and sym­pathy the weekend of Nov. 7-'9. We plan to leave Austin (603 W. 12th) at 6 p.m. on Friday Nov. 7th and will return very late on Sunday evening, Nov. 9th. Bring enough pocket change for two nights' lodging and meals and a contribution to the transportation: approximately 5(}. 60 dollars (not counting souvenirs). Call Jim at 454-2496 or Bill at 474-8938. LESBIAN POT-LUCK Join us for a pleasant evening at our monthly pot-luck supper at Lambda. Please bring your own eatware and some food to share. We now have a refrigerator to keep things cool. This month's pot-luck is on Tuesday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. Dick+JANE HAVE :;. CoME: OuT. ------·--- TGIF Want a way to unwind from the week? Or just to spend a friendly evening with others? Come spend hiday evenings, 7: 30-10 p.m., relaxing with Bridge, Hearts, Monopoly, Sorry, Chinese Checkers - or any other game you may bring. All Lesbians and Gay Men welcome. Feel free to bring drink. t PAYING ATTENTION .... lfi. ·/Juel J "cnw111/c.1 Octolwr wast Ill' annrvnsary of thl' first ".rt ion 11 '.\.iarch on Wash­rngt on tor I l'shi.111 and < ;,1y R 1gltts. \fo1 d1 o ga n i1ers said that dose to 2')0,000 tonl'-quartn 111rlho11!) WOllll'll, r11 ·n and children gathl'red that d,1y, poss1bly tltl' laQ!l'St tk111onstration •n amcrican history. Our Movl'11Jl'lll had rnadl' a good bq!;innmg. I hl' kcadc from 1969-79 will lw rl·111c111bncd as thl' first stl'p out in ot1r figl.t for vur nghb to s;11l'ty. livl'11ltood. l10111l' and lovl'. But in th 1s happy tkcadc Wl' ltavl' also hcl o n1c I he first gl'nerat1on of l l'sbi.1ns and (;ay Men growing ignorant o t the !'acts of oppression. It 1s .1ppl'ar111g in our complacency and in SOl'iety's backlash against LIS. When freedom begins for a Pl'opll', there is always backlash. f'hc yl'ars following the abolition of slavl'ry may very well have proven morl' horribk and terrifying for the american Black than the oppress­ivl' gcnnations before. llow is thl' backlash forming for us? hrst ·in our co111placcncy. ll is not uncommon now to find Lt.'sh1ans and Cay Men who have come out since 1969 to doubt th.it rl'al oppression could happen here and n0w. J'hc horrors of our pasts quickly disappear - the horror of women burned as witches; thl' horror of homosl'xual men used as 'stick~' to burn them; the fal·t that homosexuality before 1960 usually meant a life of careful secrecy - or life in an institution - or no life; the fact that I to 2 mill­ion ol us, m;ide to wear pink triangle armbanJs, were killed in the l lolocaust along with the Jews; the fact that homosexuals in the 1111litar) were hunted out and dishonorably discharged; that frequent pol1cL' r:iids on our bars and clubs often happ..:ned to lead to beatings . 111d murdns which were then blamed, not OP the police, but on our 'perversions.' It is not uncommon to find ou ·selves assuming that such 'archaic' ways of dealing with people w rnldn't happen now. l o us. the new gcner:ition of 'coming-out' L '.Sbia11s and Gay Men, oppression means Anit:i Bryant; oppression 111can~ losing votes. l11fortunJtely I think the happy decade i~ ending. I think we should he paying attention .... !he mrlt t:iry is re-instating its witch-hunt polici•'S, as can be read 1n frequent nl'\\5 articles. In the american military women seem to be:ir the cross of the scapegoat since far more women than men Jre dischJrgl'd for homosexuality - and there 1s n i c"illcnce to support the idea that thl're Jrc more lesbians than gay men in the rmlttary. Right now homosexual women Jnd men J c ba1 red the rights ot 1111111igr:ition in the U1ited States, ostensib y bl't ausc we are a h1.'Jlth ha1:ird . 1 he Christian 'l\1oral .\.1a1oritv' has becom ·a p11litic:il mon·ment open!\ advocJt1ng (not just .the l~lection of R··agan) hut 'do111~ ~ma}' with l;omose\uality. There 1s only one way i kn0 ... thJt onl' c:in 'do .1way' with homosexuality. BIJtant murders of Lesbians and Cay \kn 111 th· citH:s are quic~I) 111cn::JSh111. Of course the par;1111ount ind1l.1t1"n of that sort of hatk· lash happ1.•ncd in 197 8 when the Mayor 111 SJ i Fra ic1sco and a gay Cit~ Supl'ntsor were both murdned h\ .1notl l'r c1 ) off1ual. rl1e murderer. duly convicted. w:is scntl'lhL'd to s• vcn ~ l'Jrs. rl1e nutronal rl'clct•on gl'nl·rall) agreed that 1f thl' k11lcr ot , \la) )r Jnd Supcnhor 1.ould draw onl) ~e\cn years. then 'open s1.•,1s m' h :d been called 011 homo L'xuab \t tl1!s point tlll·rc is no prcssmg probkm n ou1 to\\n - \,1stn1 - othl•r tlwn b;isic bigotry :ind thl· absence of a 10us nu ord1nan1.L' thJt would protect us from eqction from 011r horn ·s for hl'ing Lesbian or (,J) It 1s a relative!) warm :ind sate pl; ..:e, hopl't11ll) It \\ 111 re 111.1 in so But genera public reaction to us is changmg. We h:ivc ga·ncd manv new tritnds. the price being that we arc fanning the flames ot o;ir un-frie.1ds. rhey arc serious in their reactions to us. fht') are not simpl; slapring our bottoms for being too butch or wear- 111g too much •nake·1p. These ten years - the happy decade - we have grown on our Jccomplishments - and on the hope that Amer.ica will alway~ be Liberal enough to halt any 'irrational' march against us. I hope this is so; but there are reasons to doubt. 'We should all be pay mg close attention .... 9 PERSONALS!!! l.oo/..11ir!.foral10111t > llurcso111c 11£11<'.1 or u s/..il/ to sci/ J I uok111g for u 11<'11' jnc11J ~ for .\cJ/11<' he /11 with u /lrof<'c/ Tilt /,umhclu llCll'~fcltcr ll'ill {Jllhfish 1 our (11011-scxist) u1 •• 20 i·ord.1 11wx1111u111, for $3. You 111u1t 111- c/ude u 11erijyuh/c {J 1011c lllllllher (cloc:;n't hare to u1111cur 111 ad). Ad.1 must he rt ceii'cd h.1 the 20th of each 111011t/J at Box 5455, ,1u.1ti11 71?763 or 603 W. I ~th 78701. 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Cocktails & Exquisite Pastries. 310 East 6th St * TEX'S COLORADO STREET BAR 404 Colorado Stred Austin I ue .-Sun. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. MAR 11 l\RANLBERG POlAKITY l~fR<,\' IJAL,\NllNC. ht•.il 111g bodn ... or k tooa .iwclrt'rlPS' pol.ir1t> t'\CrCISt'S c I e ,1 r t h inking t lasq•5 & 1nd1v1dual ~e~s1on5 rt>dsonabll' ft• ·s .i 2 4520 1 as well as physical relaxation profound rnenta ... i AUSTIN LAMBDA CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER 1980 Sa. 11-J .- Lesbian Dance at Austin Lambda. 8:30 p.m. Sa. 11-15- Giant Yard Sale in front of Austm Lambda, 603 W. 12th Su. 11-2 - Women on the Air Waves; Frances Wisc on Rita Silk through Sunday. Nauni, kut f-m, 8 p.m. - Lesbian Coffeehouse at Austin Lambda, the music of M. 11-3 - Austin Lambda Planning Meeting, open, 6: 30 p.m. Melanie DeMore, 8: 30 p.m. Lesbian Mothers' Group, Austin Lambda, 7:30 Su.11-16- Giant Yard Sale in front of Austin Lambda, 603 W. 12th. (childcare provided). - Women on the Airwaves; music of Pat Mears, kut f-m 8. - Gay Men's Awareness Sess10ns (rap), Austin Lambda, M. 11-17- Austin Lambda Planning Meeting (open) 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. $1 donation asked. - Lesbian Mothers' Group, Austin Lambda, 7:30 p.m. '":'u. 11-4- Lesbian Pot-Luck supper, Austin Lambda, 7 p.m. (childcare provided) . . r-w. 11-5 - Med1tat1on gathering, Austin Lambda, 5: 3(}6: 30 p.m. - Gay Men's Awareness Sessions (rap), Austin Lambda, - Therapy group for Gay Men (open), Austin Lambda, 8 p.m. $I donation asked. 7. 3(} I 0 p.m. (fee). T. 11-18- Workshop for women and men living in the professional l'h. I 1-6 - Lesbian Awareness Sessions {rap), Austin Lambda, closet' (not able to be out at work); Austin Lambda, 7-10. 8 p.m. $1 donation asked. (The Lesbian Reality). w. J l-19- Meditation gathering, Austin Lambda, 5:3(}6:30 p.m. f'r. 11-7 - Game Night at Austin Lambda, 7:30 p.m. Th. 11-2(} Lesbian Awareness Sessions (rap), Austin Lambda, - WomenSpace Coffeehouse, first Friday (open), 8 p.m. $1 donation asked. (Children!) 7:30p.m. 2330Guadalupe. F. 11-21- Game Night at Lambda, 7.30p.m. Su. 11-9 - Second Sunday, a Men's Dance, at Austin Lambda, 8 p.m. WomenSpace Coffeehouse; 'Silver Light' by More McLean, - Women on the Air Waves; River Women, kut f-m, 8 p.m Lisa Rogers & Barbara McLeod, 7: 30 p.m. 2330 Guadalupe ~1. 11-1(} Lesbian Mother's Group, Austin Lambda, 7:30 p.m. Su.11-23- Gay Men's Pot Luck Supper, Austin Lambda, 7 p.m. (childcare provided). - WomenSpace Literature Group; The Women's Room Gay Men's Awareness Sessions (rap), Austin Lambda, by Marilyn French 6 p.m. 2330 Guadalupe. 8 p.m. $1 donation asked. - Women on the Airwaves; Love of Isis; kut-fm, 8 p.m. VI. 11-12- Meditation gathering, Austin Lambda, 5: 3(}6: 30 p.m. M. 11-24- Austin Lambda Coordinators' Meeting. 6: 30 p.m. - Pat Cain on legal rights, Austin Lambda, 8 p.m. dessert - Lesbian Mothers' Group, 7:30 p.m., Austin Lambda, pot-luck. (childcare provided). - Therapy group for Gay Men (open), Austin Lambda, - Gay Men's Awareness Sessions (rap), Austin Lambda, 7:3(}10 p.m. (fee). 8 p.m. $1 donation asked. 1 h.11-13- Austin Lambda Coordinators' Meeting, 6: 30 p.m. T. 11-25- ALGPC general meeting at Austin Lambda, 7: 30 p.m. Lesbian Awareness Sessions (rap), Austin Lambda, Th.11-27- Thanksgiving Supper, Austin Lambda, 6 p.m. Bring 8 p.m. $1 donation asked. (Non-nuclear family). a side dish. F. 11-14- Game Night at Austin Lambda, 7: 30 p.m. F. 11-28- Game Night at Austin Lambda, 7:30 p.m. - WomenSpace Coffeehouse, Women in the Clergy, Sa.11-29- Lambda Newsletter collating, Women's Press, 6 p.m. t • 7: 30 p.rn. 2330 Guadalupe. Su.11-3(} Women on the Airwaves, Women Poets, kut-frn, 8 p.m. BOOKWOMEN everv woman's bookshop J'ue.-Wed. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. rtmr.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9: 30 p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon. New location, 6th at Trinity 472-2785 A.I.R. gallery works hy Matthew l'hompson 414 East 6th HEXRY'S :'\fE:'\IRY'S PRODt'CED BY· THE PIIARRS 42a E. 6TII Sl Al'STI:'\, TEXAS 11 Eb RIVER womEn 's PRESS •h't< c \\("t 1'2 th -..1 ,\lt °' t Ill T l-J ,\ °' -:' -,, 3 Face the Music Sunday's, 8 pm KUT- FM 90.7 White Mout1f ai11 art A PAT CROWE & ASSOCIATES REALTORS Marylin Orton 443-2CBJ 477-7fill Rosalyn Clifton FINE HO..-ES • INVESHAENT PROPERTY 1HE IDEA OF SPCraJRSHIP Austin Lamhda is sponsored by Austin's Lesbian and Gay Men's community and friendly supporters. We now have abou1 15 O sponsors. Our aim is to have a finllr cially solvent community resource center run on low-cost sponsorships coming from individual lesbians, gay men, and friends. Having a project that is funded by as ~ell as for Lesbians and Gay Men offer~ us the advantages of collectivity - freedom from undue outside control, a feeling of community, of commitment, and of the strength in our numbers. Please offer whatever you can as a sponsor. Our income is based almost exclusively upon the support of a large number of small donors. Each spon,or is vital. Your regular support helps to create a stronger Lesbian/Gay commun­ity. THE NEV\SLETIER Editing/Layout: Michael Fernandes Printing: Red River Women's Press The Austin Lambda Newsletter is pub­lished once a month by Austin Lambda: A Lesbian and Gay Men's Community Cultural ProJect. It is mailed free to sponsors - or may be picked up at var­ious locations around Austin. Deadline for submitting stories, articles, essays, graphics, poetry, etc. is generally the 20th of each month. HELP OTHERS DISCOVER AUSTIN LAMBDA AND THE LAMBDA NEWSLETTER PASS THIS ALONG TO A FRIEND I ------------------------------- AUSTIN LAMBDA P.O. Box 5455 Austin. Texas 78763 Include me as a sponsor for Austin Lambda. Sponsors automatically receive the Newsletter and notes of events Name ____ _ ______ ---------- ---------------- -------- Address_ _________ _ ---------- __ --- ---z·1 p_ ___ _I am enclosing $3 for regular sponsorship - bill me every month in plain envelope. _[am enclosing $9- please bill me every three months. _ _ __ I am enclosing $18 - please bill me every six months. ____ I a111 enclosing an annual ponsor's pledge of $3-6. __ _r can offer extra help as a 'rent-sponsor' - please bill me for $10 per month. Enclosed is an additional donation of ====I cannot afford to sponsor right now. He~ i~$5 for four month of the ewsletter. ____ Do not nd any mailings other than Lambda's. ____ Do not include me in any mailings at all. ~'- -----------
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