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Gay Austin, No. 1, June 1976 - File 003. 1976-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 16, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/1157/show/1154.

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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 003
Transcript GAY AUSTIN PAGE 2 REPEAL 21.06 (concluded) towards equal rights for gays, we need to study the exact meaning of the decision, review the alternatives it leaves us, and unite our efforts for a common goal. Despite the psychological impact of the Supreme Court's decision, it did not really say that gay people are perverts with no rights. In fact, the Supreme Court said nothing about gays at all. What it did do was affirm a lower court's ruling that the individual states could regulate sexual conduct without transgressing any provision of the Constitution. This partially explains why so many editors felt compelled to speak up--the decision applied not only to gays but also to heterosexuals who practice deviate1 sex acts such as fellatio or cunniling- us. The real political impact of the decision, however, is to throw the issue from the federal courts bact to the state legislatures. If we wish to conduct our sex lives without fear of government intrusion, we must now go to the legislature of our own state and get it to repeal all proscriptive laws relating to private conduct between consenting adults. Fifteen states have already repealed their laws against homosexual conduct and nullified the effect of the Supreme Court's ruling on their gay residents. Section 21.06 of the Texas Penal Code still prohibits homosexual conduct however. Considering the law's potential threat to every gay person in the state and the Supreme Court's decision not to interfere with the enforcement of such laws, it is incumbent on every gay activist in the state to make repeal of this law top priority. The prospect of getting the j Texas legislature to act may not seem encouraging, but neither did the legislatures of Arkansas or New Mexico Beem promising, yet both have repealed I their laws on homosexual conduct. Texas will too if we work for it aire show the members how many people oppose such repressive laws. Let's take the initiative and regain the lost momentum in our movement towards full equality for gays. Let's unite our efforts and get Section 21.06 repealed! W.E. GAY COMMUNITY SERVICES-- and some of the things we do Gay Community Services of Austin offers 24-hour peer-counselling, referrals, and information over the phon_. Walk-in peer-counselling and rapping are available from 4 to 10 P.M., Monday through Saturday, in the GCS office at 2330 Guadalupe, Room 7. Our lending library is open in the office during office hours. General business meetings are held on alternate Thursdays in the GCS office (call for time and date). Also available in the office are a community bulletin board anu a gay calendar of events. Men's rap groups take place every Friday at 7:45 P.M. in the University Y; Auditorium, next door to the office. Our women's rap group has been consolidated with the Women/Space Lesbian rap group, which happens every Thursday at 7 P.M. in the Women/Space office in the University Y . GCS maintains a Speakers' Service which provides speakers on gay-related topics to interested groups and classes. Past social events have included a keg party in the park, a dance, and a coffee house (hopefully soon to be a regular event). P.P. i GAY BARS IN AUSTIN Pearl Street Warehouse, 1720 Lavaca (18th and Lavaca), closed Mondays, open other days 9 P.M. to 2 A.M. and after- hours. Covtr charge (5Gc) Fri. & Sat. Disco-bar. Phone 478-0176. The New Apartment, 2828 Rio Grande (29th and Rio Grande), open every day, noon to 2 A.M. Cover charge (50c) Fri. & Sat. Low-key bar with pool, pinball, some dancing. Phone 478-0224. Austin Country, 600 E. 7th, (7th and Red River), open Sat. & Sun., 8 P.M. to 2 A.M. and afterhours. Cover charge. Phone 472-0418. D.P.
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