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Gay Austin, No. 1, June 1976 - File 002. 1976-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 22, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/1157/show/1153.

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Title Gay Austin, No. 1, June 1976
Publisher Gay Community Services
Date June 1976
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 5962538
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
Rights No Copyright - United States
Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 002
Transcript V i r ^'•i^auL NUMBER 1 JUNE 1976 'The newsletter of Gay Community Services of Austin, Texas for its gay community, GAY PRIDE WEEK CELEBRATION, 19 76! (Wherein we march on the Capitol Itself) To celebrate Gay Pride Week (June 20-26, as proclaimed by Austin Mayor Jeff Friedman) a parade, rally at the Capitol, and party/dance will be held Saturday, June 26, 1976. Lesbians, gay men, their children, parents, and friends are invited to join in the festivities. PARADE: 10:30-11:00 A.M.--The parade will organise at 2nd Street and Congress Avenue (downtown). Participants will march to the Capitol grounds, and are asked to bring signs, friends, costumes, and pride. RALLY: 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.— Gay and Lesbian speakers will address the massive crowd on such topics as law, politics, rights of Lesbian/gay parents, psychiatry, and religion. Music and poetry will provide the entertainment and the soon-to-be-annual Gay Pride and Prejudice Awards will be given. Rally participants are asked to bring food and drink for a picnic. DANCE: 8:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M.— Gay Community Services will sponsor a dance at the University "Y" Auditorium upstairs at 2330 Guadalupe to celebrate Gay Pride Week. Varied types of music will be available for dancing (including disco) and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snacks will be served. A $2.00 donation is requested at the door. The Gay Pride Week concept originated in 1969 in New York City, when gay people first massed together in opposition to police harassment of their community. This week is celebrated annually to mark the anniversary of the now-famous "Stonewall riots". The following year the Christopher Street Parade was held in New York City as the first commemoration of this event. Since then other American cities have held parades to show the pride we have in our lifestyles. Stonewall also marked the beginning of gay community services centers around the country. Austin's Gay Community Services first started operations in summer, 1975 -ana bae since provided Austin gays with an ever-widening range of services. Everyone is incited to join in our celebration (out-of-towners, see page 4). Organizations participating include Gay Community Services, Austin Lesbian Organization, Texas Gay Task Force, Women/Space, ano Austin Metropolitan Community Church. For more information, call GCS at (512)-477-6699. D.J\ DECRIMINALIZING LOVE The United States Supreme Court . ; practically stymied the gay rights movement earlier this year when it refused to reconsider a lower court's holding ithat sodomy statutes do not conflict with iany Constitutional provisions. Negative reactions to the decision were voiced not only by gay activists but by representatives of mainstream straight society as well. Editorials appeared in nearly all major nev.'spapers and even in our own local American-Statesman expressing concern about the government's intrusion into the privacy of the bedroom. Despite this widespread opposition to the court's decision, it still stands as the legal ruling on the issue. To regain th^ momentum of our movement (Continued on PAGE 2)
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