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Gay Austin, No. 1, June 1976 - File 004. 1976-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/1157/show/1155.

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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).
Item Description
Title File 004
Transcript GAY AUSTIN EDITORIAL Since its founding last August, Gay Community Services has had a dual nature; one part of our activity has been objective—disseminating information about the Austin gay community; the other part has been more subjective--our struggle against sexism both within and without our organization. Gay Austin must, of necessity, represent both facets of our group's life: the impartial role of community newsgiver, and the more partisan role of "news-maker". We are therefore compelled to publicize all activities of the gay community in these pages; we must also comment on these activities when we feel it necessary. Individually we believe, and collectively we agree that the abuse or domination of one sex by the other shouldj be confronted and vigorously fought. Some examples of sexism are easy to identify and confront, as in the case of I the recent film Snuff, wherein a woman is supposedly disemboweled by a group of | men. Other forms are more subtle and may not even be recognized by the less | aware populace, as when men are assigned j to operate heavy machinery and women to plant flowers although both are hired under identical job descriptions and standards. The examples we now confront are even j less obvious and are likely to be debated. Certain events that we report, and others which have already occurred, have been restricted to "women only" or "men only". We realize that certain activites, such as encounter and consciousness-raising groups nay need to . limit their participants to one sex in order to accomplish their particular purposes. Other, more passive, activities such as viewing a film or listening i to a concert present no obvious need for segregation. Our dilemma, therefore, is wether to be strictly a disseminator of news or whether to apply our moral judgements and censor events which we believe are sexist. Which will better serve the community? PAGE 3 To resolve this issue,' we invite our readeto to scr.d uo their views. Vote pro and con will not be so important as the strength of the arguments presented. For this issue of Gay Austin, we have publicized all events we are aware of to help achieve a sucessful Gay Pride Week in Austin. Please mail your thoughts by the end of the month to Gay Austin, 2330 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas 78701. W.C., W.E., J.J., D.P. WANTED: HELP FOR GCS, WELL-KNOWN AS A POOR BUT HONEST GROUP Would you like to help build a community consciousness among the gay people of Austin? Or develop awareness and understanding of gay people by the rest of the community? Gay Community Services is working on these and other goals and would appreciate your support. Women and men are needed to staff our telephone hotline to provide information, referrals, and peer-counselling. Volunteers to help with the Gay Pride Dance and Parade can also contribute to the success of these activities. Writers and artists are needed to publicize our activites and services. AND, tax-deductible contributions made to the University :iY:' may be earmarked for use by Gay Community Services. Money is desperately needed to fund and expand our range of services. If you wish to join or help us in any way, please call GCS at 477-6699 or drop by our office to see what wc are doing. We are located at 2330 Guadalupe (upstairs through the door between Sommer's and Skillern's on the Drag), in Room 7. Our office is open between 4 and 10 P.M. Monday through Saturday. We would love to have you visit (there are usually some people in the office talking or something); you might even want to get involved! W.E.
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