SEPTEMBER,'80 AUSTIN TEXAS VOL.2 NO.,9
GAYRU N '80 DRAWS 500
RUNNERS FROM TEN
by John Knoebel
San Francisco - Gayrun ' 80, the first gay-organized,
AAIJ-sanctioned footrace was held in San Francisco's Golden
Gate Park on July 27, 1980. Five hundred runners
fran 1 O states, England and Canada carq;ieted for honors
in five- and ten-kilorreter events. The event was blessed
with perfect San Francisco weather and was, by al l r unners'
accounts, a huge success.
Gayrun '80 was sponsored by 'IHE ADVCCATE, the Bay
Area-based national gay newsmagazine, and Frontrunners,
San Francisco's gay running club. The race was the first
gay-organized running event sanctioned by the Amateur
Athletic Union (AAU). It was open to everyone and attracted
runners fran age 15 to 63. At.out one-quarter of
the runners were '\\Orel1.
First place honors in the Men 's Open Division (age
20- 39) were taken by Russell Knudsen in the 10- kilareter
race and John lt:>rrissey in the 5-kilareter race. Firsts
in the Waren's Open were ¼On by Janice Wambaugh in the
10-kilareter and Marylyn Galastis in the 5-kilareter.
Malcolm Robinson, president of the New York City chapter
of Frontrunners, took top honors in the Men's 40 and
Over Division in the 10-kilareter race .
Proceeds fran Gayrun '80 were donated to the Golden
Gate Park Maintenance Fund, a non-profit group. Staffing
for the race was provided by a group of 70 volunteers
fran 'IHE AD'IJIXKIB and Frontrunners. First aid stations
were provided by the Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights,
San Francisco's b-.0-year old organization of gay doctors.
Calistoga Mineral Water Carpany donated l::ottled water.
Gayrun ' 80 was conceived by ADVCCATE p.iblisher
Peter Frisch and associate editor Scott Anderson , l::oth
active runners and rreml::ers of Frontrunners. Scott Anderson
was the Race Director. Said Frisch, "Seeing 500
rrostly gay rren and ¼Oren set off on a footrace was a
new kind of high for rre . It shattered yet another myth
aJ::out who gay people are. I 'm proud to have been a
part of Gayrun ' 80 and look forward to niany races in.
other cities where gay people will have the opportunity
to canpete and have fun."
Scott Anderson had the following ccmrent: "Our
atten,pt in Gayrun '80 was to provide another way for
gay people tc express and feel good al::out ther.iselves.
The real exciterrent for rre was not only the number of
gay people who told rre that this was their first race
PICKLE VOTES FOR
J.J. (Jake) Pickle, United States Representative
fran Austin , District 10, voted to include an arrendrrent
inspired by the right-wing fundarrentalist lobby
"Christian Voice" in an in;x)rtant appropriation bill.
'IHE DALLAS TIMES HERAID of Sunday, July 27, 1980,
reported that Jake Pickle was one of the U.S. Representatives
fran Texas ¼tlo voted for an arrendrrent to HR
7584 "to prevent the Legal Services Corporation fran
praroting, defending or protecting harosexuality. "
The Legal Services Corporation is a quasi-governrrental
agency, like the United States POstal Service.
Its purpose is to "provide legal defense and counsel
to those to ¼tlan it would not be otherwise available."
Christian Voice and other anti- human rights lobbies
in Washington have been planning anti-gay arrendrrents
for a long tine, according to Steve Endean of the
Gay Rights National Lobby (GRNL) . In a GRNL Legislative
Alert mailed late in May, Endean warned, "These
bills will be dealt with on the floor of Congress in
a week or two. It is likely they will pass, due to
1· the current conservative political climate. "
I Endean speculated that the Legal Services Corpor-
1 ation Act ¼OUld be a likely vehicle. A similar bill
I had been arrended by Congressnian Larry ~Donald in 1977.
That arrendrrent passed by a vote of 230- 133, rut failed
to care up in the Senate and was sul::sequently dropped
in conference carmittee. Endean cautioned, "That was
before the creation of Christian Voice, :.bral )1ajority,
Airericans Against HR 2074 (the gay civil rights bill),
and the Arrerican Family Institute. We can't expect
such luck this year. "
The GRNL Legislative Alert requested that readers
send a mailgram to their Congressional Representative
urging opposition to any such arrendrrent. One mailgram
and Representative Pickle 's response is on page 4.
and they loved it, wt also the wide representation of
'\\Orel1 and minorities, young and old, gay rren and lesbians
as well as straight runners. I was really pleased
with how well the race was .:ianaged and by all the support
we got fran the non-gay rurming camunity. I a.'Il
sure that next year's Gayru.'1 '81 will be even better."
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In late J~ly, every United States Representative
frcr:i ~exas except Houston's :lickey Leland voted t o deny
Federal legal aid to harosexual Arrericans (see pages 1
a'1d 4). This vote was a result of pressure fran rightwing
It's ironic that these "Christians" are a minority
group themselves . This is a chilling derronstration of
the power of unity of purpose and organization. Now
that the right- wing lobby groups "Christian Voice" •and
":-loral Majority" have derronstrated their power , they
will not rest in their hysterical atterrpts to create
their fantasy v.erld by law.
In Houston last spring, City Councilman Frank Mann
launched a vicious attack on the gay cc:mnunity as part
of his carrpa.ign . ~lann angered the "odd-wads" so l!U.lCh
they united against him. He was defeated decisively.
The rroral is obvious. There is strength in unity
and organization. In the struggle for lesbian/gay rights ,
rrost of the unity and organization l:elongs to the religious
extremists . This isn ' t surprising. We don ' t
have a single, well- defined rallying point, such as
skin color or religious faith . All we have in camon
is society ' s intolerance for our sexuality.
The multitude of gay and lesbian organizations in
Austin is a case in point. We have religious, cultural,
political, and service groups , each rreetinq sare of the
needs of its rranbers and the camunity.
Austin 's Gay Pride Rally in WOOldridge Park on
June 26 was the first tilre a majority of Austin groups
(Austin Lambda cultural, AI.GK:, GCS and M:.'CA) pooled
our talents and resources for a single project. It
was a resounding success.
United, there is nothing we cannot do. As Ben
Franklin said, "We must all hang together , or we shall
surely hang separately." r-1 ~
BAR DISCRIMINATION - lett e r to the editor
I am writing this letter in regard to discrimination
in the gay bars . We hear of discrimination whenever
the police are involved in anything dealing with
the gay v.erld, rut I 've hardly ever heard of it in the
bars except fran v.oren , blacks or Spanish-Airer icans.
Bar owners and managers, when confronted, say "there's
no discrimination in this bar." I know J:etter. I have
observed first- hand the discrimination of our gay
brothers and sisters. How in the v.erld can we yell "we
want our rights , " when we don ' t even give our own
brothers and sisters their own rights?
We tell the straight v.erld to look at the first
ten amendments to the Constitution, rut do we really
look at them ourselves? Apparently not.
When I started observing in the bars, I was told
to keep the "niggers and broads" out. I was to ask for
tv.O photo ID ' s fran anyrody I thought should not care
in, especially blacks , Mexicans and v.aren . I don't like
to do this rut I'm told to do this or lose my Job. I
am very ashamed al:out this, bJt everyone rrust do sarething
they don't like once in a while. I hope the
brothers and sisters who I have discriminated against
will forgive rre.
(Narre withheld by request)
CROSSING- OPENS AUGUST 19 4n-0391 611 RED RIVER
AUSTIN GAYS AT ID'DCRATIC NATIONAJ... COOVENTIOf~
Janna Zumbrun and Steve Themas, forrrer Austin
Lesbian Gay Political Caucus co-chairs, returned to
Austin the week of August 25 fran New York City, where
they represented Austin lesbians and gays at the Derrocratic
Steve, who was elected first alternate of the Texas
Kennedy caucus, and Janna, who was elected to the National
Platform Corrmittee, were l::x:lth seated as delegates at
The lesbian/gay caucus succeeded in acquiring enough
signatures to naninate a candidate for vice-president:
Melvin Boozer, a black fran the Washington D.C. Gay Activists
Alliance. The nanination served the purp;:,se of
gaining 15 minutes of convention t.irre for speeches. This
occurred al::x:lut 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Ginny Apuzzo and
Bill Krause, lesbian/gay caucus co-chairs, gave Boozer's
The platform plank condemning discrimination on
the basis of sexual orientation was passed without debate.
Perhaps rrore significantly, the Derrocratic Party
adopted a rule within the Party charter prohibiting
discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation within
the v.0rk of the Party.
'I'he lesbian/gay caucus also rret with Presidential
special assistant Anne Wexler. Janna rep;:,rted that the
rreeting was a very frank discussion of the grievances of
gays with regard to the Carter administration, and that
Wexler's attitude towards our concerns was basically
Other 0pen lesbian or gay Texans seated as delegates
included Louise Young, Al Calkin of Dallas, and Larry
Bagneris of Houston.
Photo by Kwong Hui
GCS PHONE COUNSELORS NEEDED
by Rob Gips
Gay Camumity Services currently needs volunteer
counselors. Duties include telephone and drop-in peer
counseling, as well as making referrals to various Austin
service organizations, rusinesses and professionals.
We need mature, service-oriented individuals to
v.0rk fran 6: 00 to 1 O: 00 PM one night per week. You' 11
J:e performing a valuable service for Austin. Peer counseling
is a lot of fun, too!
Interested lesbians and gay rren should telephone
the GCS office at 4 77-6699 any evening J:etween 6: 00 and
10:00 PM for rrore information.
AUSTIN SKATING PARTY
. Austin's lesbian/ gay camumity is cordially in-vited
to a roller skating party. It will J:e held at
Hot Wheels Skateland, 1606 Stassney Lane, in South Austin
on Monday, September 22 fran 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Admission will J:e $2. 50 at the door. This is just
enough to cover hall rental and expenses. skating
party is sp;:,nsored by Affirmation Gay Morrrons, Austin
Laml:da cultural, Austin Lesbian Gay Political Caucus
Dignity, Gay Camumity Services, and Metrop;:,lita'1 cdrrrnun"
ity Church of Austin.
GCS PERSOOfil AWARENESS GROUP ST.ARTS
The Gay Camumity Services rren's personal awareness
group is now rreeting at 8:00 p.m. every Friday in
the rap roan at the University 'Y', 2330 Guadalupe.
Several individuals had expressed the need for
a small group of the sarre people rreeting each week
because of the difficulty of relating ·to a large, everchanging
group of strangers. These groups are intended
to fill this need.
Tv.O rreetings were held in August with approximately
6 people attending each one.
GCS coordinator Lynn Aday is convening the :ren' s
group. A lesbian's group convener is still needed. For
rrore infonnation, contact GCS or care to the Friday
4 CONNECT IO-NS
This Is Our Representative??
MAILGRAM SERVICE CENTER
~IDDLETCWN, VA. 22645
REPRESENTATIVE JAKE PICKLE
CAP! TOL ONE
WASHINGTON DC 20515
I AM ONE OF YOUR GAY CONSTITUENTS. I URGE YOUR OPPOSITI ON TO ANY
BILLS OR AMENDMENTS TO BILLS (SUCH AS HR6386, LF.GAL SERVICES CORP)
THAT WOULD WRITE ANTI GAY DISCRIMINATION INTO LAW. <...
IF WE START WRITING LAWS WHICH PERSECUTE ONE MI NORI TY WHO WILL BE
CONGRESS SHOULD NOT 80\rl TO PRESSURES TO ENACT SUCH UNAMERICAN
LEGISLATION. I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN YOUR VIEW ON THIS ISSUE. (_
( WAYDE FREY
2401 MAYNARD RD 1118
AUSTIN TX 78722 11r. Wayde Frey
QCongrtss of tbt Wnitcb ~tatts
11,ou~t of l\epreientatibtf
l 2401 Maynard Road, #118
Aus t in , Texas 78722
Dear 11r . Fr ey:
_I have hear d _no f~rmal word that an amendment will be offered to the Legal
Services Corporation Bill, banning any litigation involving homosexuals. Also I
do not know when the bill is coming up on the House floor. '
l. l But
Theref ore, I cannot say at this time how I would vote on such an amendment.
L-------------------: I wi l l cert ainly keep your views in mind when the bill is considered.
Your writing is appreciated.
t1Wil I1Y u:ms IN DJIU.AS
Dallas Reunion Arena was the site of a "National
Affairs Briefing" for an estimated 20 , 000 pastors and
individuals fran across the country. The August 21 - 22
event was si;:onsored by the Religious Roundtable - Jai, "'S
Robison ' s new i;:olitical organizatior,. Their p.rri;:ose is
to rrotivate "Christ i ans" to elect candidates who are
opi;:osed to the Equal Rights Arcendrrent, reproductive freedan,
child care , lesbi an/gay rights, the Depart:Irent of
Heal th and Welfare, separation of church and state (if
the church i s theirs) , and many of the other freedans
The strength of this right-wing group (usurping
the na-re of Christianity for their own p.rri;:oses) was
evider1t fa the recent Republican Convent ion. ;..Ieml:-ers
of the Moral :lajority, Jerry Falv.ell's group, v.ere present
in practically every delegat ion a'1d conferred
pri vately with Governor Reagan .
Ro:1ald Reaga'"c, Phyllis Schlafly, Governor l'li lliam
Clerrer.ts a.'1d Jolm Connally ;~e i.'1cluded in the lis t of
Members of t.11e Dallas Gay Political Caucus and the
• ati.:mal Organization for wa-nen, i.r. coalition with other
groui;, , ~e pl anning .ns1~1ve efforts to counter these
extrem sts, i;:olitically an reL1..,,1uus./. ...h~s grour:,
• tee. the :am of the ... h . .11--ing • laJo 1ty. ... rocets
every Sat-,irday at 1 0:CO c.1.: • at tr . o. o fu;es i. .,.:illas.
-f:ran the :::x;pc • ~le--ter
FCC AS<ED TO UPHQD ROBISON RULING
Dallas - The Federal Camiunications ccmnission (FCC)
has been requested by the National Gay Task Force to
opi;:ose a carplaint by the Janes Robison Evangelistic
Association against WFAA- TV of Dallas .
The Association lodged the canplaint agains t the
television station following an FCC ruling that upheld
the right of the station to exercise "edi torial discretion"
in its decision to cancel a religious series
in which evangeli s t J anes Robison appeared.
Robison delivered a serrron on rroral ity in vm.ich
he m:i.de anti-gay remarT<s and conderrnations . The program,
aired February 25 , 1979 , s t irred controversy and a Dallas
Gay Political caucus canplaint of personal attack
pra:pted lvr'AA- TV to cancel the series . ..'he reason for
the cancellation, according to the st.:ition•~ ~.xplanation,
was ':hat~ progrcir;; o~ a religi rat..;re should not
-=ancern ... tse~~ with controversial is~ es o ,ubllc imP::,
rtance, that news a; d p-~blic affdlrs broad~asting
provided ~ufficient coverage of those iss~es dS ~11 as
opp:.,rtun1ty for eqc.al tire response,
,., .,, i ~ •
("(CA h£LCWES ASSISTMT PASTOR
by Gerry Tarr
There's a new face in town. He's a 33-year-old
5'10" Aquarian with.dark brown hair, brown eyes and~
jark rroustache. His nane is A. Edward Paul and he has
just rroved here fran Pensacola, Florida.
What brings h:im to Austin? Trust and faith in God.
Reverend Ed Paul will !:e assistant pastor of the Metropolitan
Carmunity Church of Austin. His first Sunday
with the staff is September 7. On Sunday, September 13
Rev. Paul will J::e installed as Assistant Pastor at the'
12 noon wrship service. The carmunity is invited to
attend this Joyous event.
Rev. Paul is a licensed minister within the universal
Fellowship of Metropolitan Carmuni ty Churches . He
has an A.A. _Degree fran Pensacola Junior College, a B.A.
Degree 111 Bible and a Th. B. Degree in Theology (equivalent
to a M.A. in Bible) fran Alabama Christian School
of R~ligion . He also has a year of wrk on a degree in
chemical research at the University of West Florida and
is a licensed cosmetologist.
Ed Paul has J::een a leader in gay activism in Pensacola.
He helped found M:C- Pensacola and has J::een their
wrship coordin<:1tor for the past tw y§)ars . He developed
great rapport with the press - newspaper, television and
radio. He had numerous speaking engagements at local
universities and junior colleges and has also made television
and radio appearances .
M:CA ....elcares Rev. Ed Paul to Austin and ....e are
proud to add h:im to the staff.
M:CA invites the camunity of Austin and the surrounding
areas to meet Rev. Ed Paul and get to know him.
11 PM · MIDNIGHT
705 RED RIVER
HO'•DS 00 THE RAN(£
Canada (IG:-lA) - The i:opular notion that the l·Iestern
frontier was settled by farming families under a
strict regime of law and order has J::een challenged by
recently assembled evidence that ll'ale harosexual activity
ll'aY have J::een a widespread aspect of settlement.
Australian writer Terry Chaμnan has written a
study called "Sexual Deviations in Western Canada:
1890-1920," revealing that criminal records of the
period relating to b..lggery, sodany, gross indecency,
and indecent assault on ll'ales indicate the occurrence
of much harosexual activity.
Ms. Chaμnan found that prosecutions \~e camon.
She accounts for the widespread activity by noting that
ll'ales greatly outnuml:ered fell'ales during the settlement
period and that logging and mining isolated large num-
1::ers of rren together in rerrote locations.
Wayde Frey and Dianne Draper
DI.ANNE DRAPER STAATS rec LUBOOCK
by Gerry Tarr
During the past 5 years, Dianne Draper has bee.'1 an
intregal part of the :-1etrop'.)litan Carmmity Church of
Austin. She was a founding member when the group received
"Study Group" status fran the Universal Fellowship
of Metropolitan Camunity Churches. She was with '.'-CCA
when "Mission" status was received and she was one of
the thirty charter members when !-CCA J::ecane a full -
Dianne felt the calling to preach the wrd of God.
Her early Bible background prepared her ....ell. She J::ecane
an Exhorter (studenl: minister) in r>CCA and continued her
religious education. She has served the congregation of
M:::cA with a loving heart.
UFMX continues to J::e the fastest-growing organization
which reaches out specifically to the gay camunity.
Reverend Candace ::-,Jaisbitt, pastor of M:CA and L'TIL'C District
Coordinator, had received =y requests fran the
people of Lubl:ock, Texas, to start a Metroi:olitan canllU.
ll1ity Church in their city. Rev. Naisbitt decided the
LOrd could use Dianne's talents there.
M:C Lubl:ock held their first wrship service in
July, 1980, with Exhorter Dianne Draper officiating.
Dianne has J::een ccmnuting J::et¼een Lubl:ock and Austin for
Sunday services since that time. She is n<:M rroving perll'anently
to Lubl:ock to be HX:L wrship coordinator.
M:C Lubl:ock is currently a study group with an
average of 35 people attending each wrship service.
Since the church cannot own property until they are incorporated,
one of the members has purchased a house for
Dianne to live in. They are an eager group with a lot of
drive and determination.
We are sorry to lose Dianne Draper b..lt ....e are happy
knowing she will J::e with people who love her and will
care for her.
We send Dianne off with our love and our orayers for
her v.Ork and servJ.ce for :-cc Lubl:ock. •
M, C, C, A, NEEDS NEW HOME
by Gerry Tarr
On August 3, 1980, the congregation of the Metropolitan
carm.mity Church of Austin was inforrred that
their present church wilding had teen sol d . The new
landlords are increasing the rent six (6) times the
The Board of Directors of MX:A decided i t was time
for the church to relocate. Relocation has teen in
MX:A's plans for sore time, wt it is no,, essential.
A church wilding at 5500 Avenue G has teen found.
At present, the Highland Church of God occupies the
wilding , wt the congregation plans to w ild a new
church. The wilding is an L-shaped brick structure
which includes a sanctuary that will seat approximately
175 people, a large fello,,ship hal l, off ice space, a
nursery and a four-roan house adj acent to the church
wilding which is used for meeting roans and offices.
The asking price is $149,000.00.
H:X:A has made an offer for the wilding and is
waiting for the Church of God's response. MX:A ITU.lSt re
out of our present location by November 1 • It is hoped
that the wilding purchase will re carplete by September
!-ITA has held several fund raisers including a
spaghetti dinner wi th the Rev. Zl der Troy Perry as
guest speaker and a Haircut-a-Thon. ~ re fund raisers
are pla'1l1ed for the f uture.
M:x:A hopes to r aise $120,000. 00 to pay for the
w ilding. Any donations are tax deduct i ble and certainly
~ lcare. If you w uld l ike to donate , please notify
Rev. Ca'1dace A. Naisbi tt, pastor of M::.'CA at 477-7747 or
write to her in care of ~r:.'CA, 614 East 6th Street ,
Austin, Texas 78701. t-r:.'CA needs your help to make this
rrove a reality.
Current Metropolitan Community Church
of Aus tin , 614 East Sixth
Proposed future home of MCCA, 5500 Avenue G
MHMR STILL DIAGNOSES UHOMOSEXUALITYU
IMPACT, house organ of the Texas Departrrent of
Mental Health and Mental Retardation , notes in its current
issue that the Departrrent will adopt Diagnostic
and Statis t ical Manual III on Septeml:er 1, 1980. OMS
III is the Arrerican Psychiatric Association 's nationally
standardi zed system of di agnosing and naming diseases .
The author of the art i cle, Sarah Bird , claims that
the "rrost controversial" change in DSM III is that harosexuality
~ i s no l onger consider ed a psychosexual
disor der. Ms . Bird finds other changes to re "less
notorious . "
In actuality, DSM III represents no change in the
Arrerican Psychiatric Association 's view of harosexuality.
It arrended DSM II eight years ago, deleting harosexuality
as a rrental disorder . Since that time , "ego-dystonic
harosexuality" has teen the only category for recording
harosexuality as a disorder . This ailrrent is "a sustained
pattern of harosexual arousal that the client
explici tly states i s an unwanted and persistent source
of dis tress."
Ha,.ever , a source within the Texas Departrrent of
MHMR tells CCNNECTIONS that there are still persons
diagnosed primarily as having the disorder of "Haro-sexuality"
and people have reen admitted to state rrental
hospitals with no other psychiatric diagnosis since the
change in DSM II was adopted.
TGTF APPOINTS NEW OFFICERS
by Stephen Cald¼ell
Jack Wilkinson of Dallas is the new rroderator of
the Texas Gay Task Force (TGTF) , as reported in the
August CXJ.\'NEx:'I'IONS. He was chosen by the TGTF Board
at its meeting held in Austin July 26, 1980.
Wilkinson is a l:::oard rremter for the TGTF Northern
Region and also serves on the l:::oards of the Camunity
Resource Center and Gay Academic Union/North Texas.
Ken Waller of Denton i s the group 's new Secretary,
a post previously filled by Rosella Klie¼er.
The new address for TGTF is Box AK , Denton, Texas
76201 . For further infonnation, calls may re directed
to the tw Eastern Region l:::oardrreml::ers, Stephen Cald¼ell
at 713/861 - 1473 or Jenny Willingter at 71 3/869- 7231, or
to TGTF Moderator Jack Wilkinson at 214/355- 1156 (days)
or 214/528- 9038 (evenings) .
I Metropolitan Community Church
614 E &h ST , AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701
(512) 477- 7747
SUNDAY SERVICES WEDNESDAY
REV CANDACE A NAISBITT
FRIDAY, SEPTEMEfR 12 -- 14, 1980
WITH REV, ELDER NANCY WILSON
INCLUDING ALL-DAY SATURDAY PROGRAM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMPER 14, 1980
INST,l\UATIOO Cf REV, ED PAUL AS ASSISTANT
FRIDAY, SEPTEMEfR 29, 1980
G,C,S , BEGINS SIXTH YEAR-- IN TROUBLE
by Wayde Frey
Austin's oldest lesbian/gay organization is five
Since opening its doors August 1, 1975, Gay Carm.mity
Services has served hundreds of lesbians and gay rren
in Austin and in Texas.
GCS is Texas ' oldest and virtually only gay telephone
hotline. San Antonio's gay hotline cares and goes. Houston's
Gay Political Caucus phone line makes referrals_to
Houston professionals, rut does not offer~ couns~l~g.
Dallas' gay line is a taped rressage announcing activities
in Dallas gay circles.
sare of the narres that are associated with GCS'
founding and early years are WOOdy Egger, Wayde Frey,
Tam1y Ingram, Robert Crane, Roy I.oessin, Scott Lind,
Casey Jones , Randy Conner, Ellen Rayfield, Mark Schmitz,
Dan (Puckett) Transmission, ArITTe Hogan, Caryn Mc:Lane, Art
1'brris, and Troy Stokes.
GCS grew out of Austin Gay Liberation, which occasionally
rret at the University Y fran 196~ to ~972 , and
Gay People of Austin which rret at the University Yin
sare highlights of GCS ' first five years were the
opening of the office and gay hotline in 1975; ~ adoption
of the GCS constitution in 1976; the founding of the
newspaper GAY AUSTIN (COONEX::TICNS' predecessor) in 1976;
the GCS leadership of Austin's Gay Pride Parade in 1976;
the hosting of Texas Gay Conference IV in Austin in 1977;
and the 13-v-.eek airin9 of Austin's first- and- still-only
v-.eekly gay radio program, A Different Drurrrrer, produced
by GCS and the Austin Gay Radio Collective on KUI'-FM in
As GCS enters its sixth year of operations, rrernl::ership
and involverrent are at an all- tirre low. Perhaps
people see no need for a strong lesbian/gay netw:lr~ in
Austin, since we have it so canfortable here. Police har-rassrrent
is rare and good vil::es and pleasant scenery are
ab.lndant. Yet, a few of us continue the GCS tradition of
service and friendship to the camunity, Not everyone has
a supF()rtive group of friends who love them and understand
their gay lifestyle. For those who need to get to know
sare other gay person like themselves - any gay person -
and for those who need the simple assistance of directions
to the nearest gay bar, bath, church, or l:x:lokstore, GCS
is there. People who call or care by GCS appreciate the
friendliness and peer counseling or referral services they
receive, No one else offers what GCS offers. The need
is real . Even people in Houston and San Antonio call
Austin's GCS for advice, information, or encouragerrent.
GCS meets sare of the socializing and counseling needs
of many lesbians and gays who are just caning out, including
teenagers. Many pre- teen girls and boys also call us.
The Coordinating Council is currently defining GCS
rrernl::ership in rrore detail and is discussing ways of attracting
new rrernl::ers. Lots of people continue to call GCS,
although we have only teen able to keep the office open on
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday during the s um--
rrer of 1980 due to a shortage of volunteers . .
GCS has had to get along without a general coordinator
and secretary since the fall of 1979, alrrost a year now.
We need volunteers to fill many F()sitions: a social
chairperson to organize parties for GCS folks; a rredia
person to get PSA's for the organization on radio, on TV,
and in the straight rredia; a Y liaison to keep the University
Y and GCS in touch with each other; and a fundraising
person for our nurrerous expenses.
In addition, advertising representatives are needed
to sell ads on a 35% carrnission basis for CCJ.\'!\'ECTICNS,
the GCS newspaper.
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the CONSE UENCE
Truth and Consequences
The consequence, directed by Wolfgang Petersen,
is a classic fonrulation of vmat happens when toy rreets
toy and decides to tell the parents. In this case,
telling the truth seems to lead inevitably to
harrassment and destruction - of love and of the lovers
themselves . Thanas seems to understand these facts
When Martin is released, he insists on going with
Thanas to see his parents. Of course, they are harophobic
and harshly reject Thanas' s plea for 1.mderstanding.
When he is taken to reform school, Thanas
is preceded by the v.0rd that he's queer. His loving,
vulnerable nature and his adolescent beauty and
vitality rrake him the b..!tt of toth jailers and fellow
prisoners . Thanas tries to run away and Martin tries
various devices to free him. One is a visit to the
reform school disguised as a psychological investigator.
There's sare caredy and release of angry tensions, rut
Thanas actually ends up v.0rse off.
Escaping again, Thanas undergoes so many scarifying
experiences he returns to the school of his own _
accord,-determined to sarehow last out the ti.rre until
he's bf age·. He dOes, enduring and watching sadistic
cruelties wit11 outward calm b..!t inner anguish. When
Martin cores to rreet him after he's released, Thanas
aJ.rrost refuses to recognize him. He is so numb with
self-loathing he sin'ply can't react naturally or
rationally to the love and understanding Martin is
ready to give. In fact, the next rrorning he overdoses,
rCMS out onto the placid lake in a small toat,
and slips silently into the water. (This is the opening
shot of the film. Its rreaning is unclear at the ti.rre,
b..!t it hangs over the rest of the film like a cloud.)
When Thanas disappears fran the hospital vmere he's
taken after hLc; atterrpted suicide, vAe see only 'N
announcements asking for help in finding him. There are
no results, no assurance that he will return and/Or
recover. There is no doubt that this tragic loss iS'
due to his parents', and society's, harophobia. Pretending
to help, they have in fact destroyed Thanas.
It is in'p:>ssible not to leave the theatre in a rage at
the loss. Ernest Hannawald plays Thanas so YAell that it
is hard to thi.nl< of him as an actor. Everyone in the
gay ccmru.nity knows of rrore than one· such tragic loss.
I.eavfog the theatre, one p..its the cases together into a
raging fire of protest. Why? Why? Sick society has
done no good for anyone, despite all its nobly rroral
pretenses. Life has lost !!Ore than anyone can say.
This is the rrost effective film I have seen for
showing the irrational brutality of the harophobic
wrld - supp::)sedly civilized! It cares near to tragic
greatness in showing g~y love. Petersen treats his
"THE WORLD'S RULES ARE ALL LOADED AGAINST
SAME-SEX LOVERS, TRYING TO BE HONORABLE
IS JUST WALKING INTO A TRAP,"
subject cleanly and forthrightly, without sentiment or
rroralizing. He does not conceal or cament on the fact
that Martin had affairs before rreeting Thanas, and vPUld
have them again. This never clouds the sincerity of his
attachrrent and his protective (if not very wise) love.
Thanas's presurred death is a harsh condemnation of
society for its harophobic oppression of gays.
i11stinctively and finds it incredible that his newlyfound,
slightly older lover, Martin, wants to go talk
with his parents, as if, in the "straight" language of
the past, "to ask for his hand in marriage." Thanas's
parents are oorrified and angry and thrpw them out.
The lovers go to Martin's house and have their
only brief ti.Ire of happiness . Then the i:olice officers
care to take Thanas to court and reform school.
Thanas was right. There's no use trying to play by
the wrld's rules. They're all loaded against sarre~
ex lovers and trying to be oonorable is just walking
into a trap.
REVIEWED BY ROY TEELE
In case you missed the film, here's an idea of
the plot and characters - plus sate advice. Go see it
the next tirre it cares to town. It's an oonest and
powerful film, even though depressing. Martin, a
young actor, is in prison for "rrolesting" a fifteenyear-
old boy. Martin (played very convincingly by Jurgen
Prochonow) carries out his prison assignments with
outward calm although chance remarks make it clear he
is fuming inwardly at the unfairness of the sentence.
Martin participates in a play perforned in the
prison. One of the other actors is Thanas, the adolescent
son of one of the guards. \\'hen they talk
briefly after a rehearsal, Thanas tells Martin sarebody's
called him a queer. ~!artin resp:mds honestly
rut. 1:°t enthusiasticall~. He is surprised when he goes
to his cell after the final performance and finds
~anas th~e. Their lovemaking, verbal aT"ld physical,
is shown in a way that is neither se.-iti.rne."ltal nor
titillating, rut is gentle, sincere and deeply rroving.
"IT COMES NEAR TO TRAGIC GREATNESS IN
SHOWING GAY LOVE,"
WOODY EGGER LEAVES AUSTIN
There are t,.,,o different philosophies al::.out how to
proceed: the professional route or the grassroots
route. Sare people say v.e should conduct our gay
activism on a professional basis or not at all. Others,
and I'm one of them, maintain that grassroots activism
is better than not doing anything.
so which way do you go? Take every route possible.
Success in the gay rights struggle will care neither
through the legislature nor the courts, rut through
society. That's where my street activism cares in.
I don't think rrost people have an accurate perception
of rre. My t,.,,o sides have confused people. I can
be radical or conciliatory.
Bettie Naylor, Kathy Deitsch, and Rosella Kliev.er
of the Texas Gay Task Force and the Human Rights .Advocates,
didn't understand rre. They couldn't go along
with my "radical" approach to lobbying the Texas Legislature.
I believed in pushing for a floor vote on the
repeal of 21.06 (the "sodcmy law.") Make the legislators
bear the rurden of being the bad guys, instead of putting
the blarre on gay groups. Make legislators take the heat
for not voting for repeal.
I caught a lot of flack fran Bettie, Kathy, and
Rosella for going into the visitors' gallery of the
Legislature with a group of gay activists v.earing black
Woody Egger is a long-time Austin and Texas gay annbands. That only alienates those people who don't
activist. He grew up in Mullin, Texas, which is near like you in the first place. \ofuen you don't have a
Brownwood. He was one of the organizers of Gay cor.z.71un- chance anyway, go ahead and raise hell. •
ity Services of Austin and was its General coordinator I resigned fran the 'IGTF Board because of differences
at one time. with B, K, and Ron strategy. Professional, closeted
The UT Law School graduate was one of the original gays v.ere advising not to push for repeal of 21.06.
incorporators of the Texas Gay Task Force. He served I believe each side needs the other. Sare people
on the TGTF Board of Directors for thr ~ years, which have to raise hell. Others have to be rrore rroderate,
helped tie Austin into the gay organizations and activ- conciliatory, and 1r.0rk through the system. I can be
ities in the rest of the state. He eventually resigned radical or v.ear a suit and tie. I don't like confronta-from
TGTF due to "strategy differences." tions, rut they cause better results in the long run.
Egger is now moving to New York City. CONNECTIONS CONNECTIONS: How do you feel about party politics
staffers ~layde Frey and Jim Olinger interviewed hi.71 the right now?
evening before his departure in late August, 1980. He EGGER: I consider myself a rroderate-liberal Den-o-expressed
a need to leave Austin because he felt he was crat. I felt torn between Kennedy and Carter, rut voted
i:1 a rut. "I also wa11t to get away from people's expec- for carter in the !-ay 1980 primary. I'll probably vote
tations of ne," he stated. "They can be impossible to for carter in November, too, unless the Anderson can-live
up to.,. paign appears to be really viable. If people feel l:oth
CO!INECTIOUS: .'low t.'iat you 're leaving Texas behind, carter and Reagan are so bad, they should vote for
where do you see the Austin gay community heading? Anderson out of principle.'
EGGER: I see Austin as slowly growing, rut apathetic . .;;;i:;.~.~~ ... iiii.iiiii..iiiiiiii•-------------..
I find that frustrating . It's a catch-22. The rrore a'1
activist screams and hollers , the more apathetic the gay
ccmrunity becares. This results in a backlash of resentrrent
arrong many closeted lesbians and gays .
I think the prevalent attitude is "1-fuat do these
gay activists want at the bar this tirre? \'fuy doesn ' t
everyl:ody just dance, srroke a J and be happy?"
PrOfessional people who have made it on their own
say "I don ' t need that gay civil rights organization.
All I have to do is just keep my rrouth shut. All anyone
has to do is be discreet and they 1r.0n't have any problems
fran being gay.
CONNECTIONS: That attitude is known as "gay selfoppression
EGGER: I've lived my life openly and actively. I
think I have accarplished what I w~ to do for myself
as an openly gay person. The question I ask myself is
''Why should I v.ark hard for people who don't care?"
t-bst gay activist organizations in Austin are not
known that well in the gay carmmity at large. You try
so hard to do sarething as a group, such as GCS , Af..JJPC,
or 'IGTF, and 90% of the gay carrnunity doesn ' t know who
you are, what you're doing, and doesn ' t really even care.
CONNECTIONS: Lesbian and gay leaders are getting
a loud and clear message from their constituents:
"do nothing. •
EGGER: Unfortunately, yes.
For people who are determined to "do sarething"
anyway, gay activism has reached a fork in the road.
CONNECTIONS: Do you have any advice for Austin
EGGER: WOW! Well, keep up the good 1r.0rk and keep
fighting the good fight and keep all routes open. saretirres
an irrprarptu, errotional, i.rrpassioned speech v.0rks
best. Other tirres, citing statistics and Kinsey studies
influences people rrore. I believe in doing the unexpected
- catch people off guard.
THANK YOU, AUSTIN
Austin Lesbian Gay Political Caucus and those involved
with the Austin Convention Fund Project thank the
many people and bJ.sinesses who h.elped with or contribJ.ted
to the Fund.
Sare $2 , 100 has been raised, so far . We expec~ that
the Labor Day ~kend fundraiser at the HollyvPO<i will
put us very close to rreeting all expenses, ~ut half
the arrount raised so far was through sul::stantial personal
contribJ.tions . We are extrerrely grateful to these
We are also deeply indebted to the ownership and
managerrent of the Austin country, the New Apartrrent,
One-Ten, the Private Cellar, Tex 's Colorado Street Bar,
the HollyvPOd , and the Red River Crossing. These bJ.sinesses
helped make the fundraisers a success.
Thank you , Austin, for your support.
Carr Strong, ALGPC Co-chair
2828 RIO GRANDE/AUSTIN
4 78 0224
ENTRANCE IN REAR
ALGPC STARTS f'EMifRSHIP/VO1ER REGISTRATION ffiivE
by Carr Strong
The Austin Lesbian Gay Political Caucus is starting
a combined rrernbership and voter-registration drive on Labor
Day ~end. It will run for five ~ends, ~ough
Q::tober 4, the November election' s deadline for voterregistration.
ALGPC rrernbers will have tables set up at
each of the bars in Austin fran 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. every
Friday and Saturday night during the drive. Tables
will also be set up during special events at the bars ,
particularly on Thursday nights .
Anyone living in Austin who is not registered to
vote here, can register. It is a fast, painless way
to change your registration address or to register for
the first tine.
ALGPC has set a goal of adding 100 new rrembers
during the drive. Membership is $12 .00 a year, with
special rates for low-incare or sponsoring rrernberships .
Persons interested in ALGPC rray care to one of the tables
to learn rrore about the organization, to get on the
ALGPC Ne-wsletter rrailing list, or to join. ALGPC will ·
also be selling T-shirts and bJ.ttons .
Austin delegates Janna Zumbrun (left) and Steve
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GAY AND LESBIAN ISSUES
"Cruising and Rejection, " "Problems in the work
Place, " "Legal Issues for Gays and Lesbians," and "Examining
and Building Support Systems," are a few of the
topics to be discussed at the National Conference on
Gay and Lesbian Issues to be held Q::tober 10- 12, 1980,
Ed White , co-author of The Joy of Gay Sex and
author of States of Desire: Travels in Gay Arrerica will
speak on "Regional Differences in Gay Life Aroond the
country" and "The current State of Gay Culture."
Barbara Gittings, lesbian activist and currently
coordinator of the Task Force on Gay Liberation of the
Arrerican Library Association, will speak on "Setting
Parents Straight About Growing Up Gay" and "The Hungry
Paul Shanley, the only diocesan priest with a
ministry to sexual minorities approved by a bishop,
will speak on "The Soft Underbelly of the Gay ~bvene.'1t"
and "The Cruel God of the Christians. "
The conference is co-sponsored by Oasis Center and
Dignity/Chicago. For further inforrration contact Oasis
Center, 7463 N. Sheridan, Chicago, IL 60626 or call
. . .. . ..... . .
DIETSCH AND NAYLOR RESIGN FROM TGTF
Kathy Deitsch, Texas Gay Task Force rrcderator, and
Bettie Naylor, 66th session Texas Legislature lobbyist
for gay rights in Texas, have announced their resignations.
Deitsch said in a press release dated July 25, 1980,
"With, for example, $1100 ~ Naylor in accrued salary
for fund-raising and a $900 telephone bill that I am
ultimately responsible for, we were left with little
:::hoice !::ut to resign. "
A TGTF source has informed C0lll/ECTIO:JS that TGTF
also owes money to Edra Bogle, who operated the jewel-ry
and TGTF t -shirt sales at Texas Gay Conference 6 held
in Austin in August 1979, to Woody Egger, who loaned
TGTF money for TGC6, and to several others. Arrangements
for paying Bogle and Egger back have been made. The
source stat-:s, "The organization is firmly committed to
repaying the people to whom it is financially indebted."
The TGTF source also said that the resignations
of Deitsch and Naylor were received after they were
•voted out of office at the July 26 TGTF meeting, which
Deitsch and Naylor did not attend.
Naylor stated, "Persons think it is easy to raise
rroney. Unfortunately, it takes a specific project that
has wide appeal, front rconey, and a lot of direct personal
contact. As econanic tin-es have grown rcore difficult,
statewide travel to set up flll'ldraisers has l:ecare
less of an option." Naylor cites travel and direct contact
as being responsible for a large portion of the
organization's success these last 18 rconths in raising
nearly $40,000 for gay-related projects statewide, including
the 66th session lobby effort.
Deistsch stated, "Although we personally regret
the need for our resignations, our record supports our
past ccmni.trrent to the organization's programs and their
funding. There is seldan a good tin-e to terminate one's
relationship with an organization such as TGTF. It
cares after rruch thought and consideration."
As for the future, Naylor announced the establishirent
of Naylor & Associates, a consulting firm. "Our
1-.0rk will center on specific p..iblic relations and advertising
projects, fundraising, organizational and legislative
consulting. We will continue to be involved in
efforts around the state which are tin-ely and professior.
al in nature," Naylor said.
Deitsch and Naylor concluded, "We l::oth wish to
ta.'-<e this opportunity to thank gays/lesbians and their
supporters statewide for their past support and cooperation
with us and our wrk. We all must continue to
v.ark in our own ways for the changes we all desire."
THE HERPES BOO< by Richard Hamilton, !1.D.
Reviewed by Lars Eighner
This one will not head many Christnias lists or
rn many coffee tables, for obvious reasons. But,
it is as good a J:::cok on this topic for the general
r eader as one can expect. There really is not rruch
new here - no cure. But if you have gath~ed fran
headlines that herpes is a dreadful disease, you
need to read this J:::cok.
The Herpes Book does not add rruch to the areas
c ,vered by any good parrphlet. It does explore th~se
as in rruch greater depth. It is very helpful in
l aining what the facts rrean as a practical !llatter.
....s is vmere the pamphlets often fail.
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REVIEWED BY LARS EIGHNER
George Orwell was extrerrely fond of the term "good
bad l:xx:>ks." Bad l:xx:>ks are l:xx:>ks which are not Literature.
Bad l:xx:>ks are the l:xx:>ks which even the very literate
resort to for arruserrent, rather than edification. Unfortunately,
Literature contains such tares as Silas Marner,
The Scarlet Letter and nUITerous others which ¼OUld never
be seen by the rrodern reader, save for their being Required
P.G. Wodehouse was one of Orwell's favorite good
bad authors. A. Conan Doyle is certainly one of the
best bad authors. Unfortunately, the present age in
Alrerican letters seems to have fallen on a dearth of
good bad writing. Even the British seem to be at a
loss. Possibly, Agatha Christie was the last of the good
Of course, bad l:xx:>ks around. The trouble is that
none of them are very good. Harold Robbins keeps the
market well-supplied with mediocre bad l:xx:>ks. Today's
exarrq:,le: More Than Friends by Ruth 'furk, has got to be
arrong the w:>rst bad l:xx:>ks.
Many very good bad l:xx:>ks use stock characters.
But Ms. 'furk's fonnula for chicken will scarcely do:_
one slightly-1:::uilt boy who is a bit too pretty and has
an overprotective rrother and a distant father figure.
Her recipe for chicken hawk: one otherwise heterosexual
man in his late-thirtie~ with b..o daughters, a bitchy
older sister, a danineering rrother , a distant father,
and a career in physical education.
These might do very well for secondary characters
who bow in and out of good bad l:xx:>ks, along with the
rrercenary Jew, the Italian Mafioso, the shuffling Black,
the healthy l:::ut dull Swede, and all the other stereotypes.
But Muzz Ruth hopes to create a novel based on
this w:>oaen pair. She overlooks one of the trump cards
of good bad writers, the developrent of rrerrorable central
Good bad writers draw very good characters, which
often live to outshine their creators. After all,
-Sherlock Holires survived to fight Hitler - although in
cinema fonn - long after Conan Doyle was in his grave
and unable to aid the realm of which he was a knight.
Ms. 'furk's chicken and hawk hardly last to the last page.
That leaves story-line for the bad writer to fall
back on. Here we have a very old one. In chapter one,
man rreets boy. Fran there, it is only a question of
tilre. The tilre required is 1 24 pages • Then, of course,
there is the guilt. That takes another 123 pages.
The love-making rivals Tess of the D'Urbervilles
for carplete obfuscation. Ms. 'furk, having twice
missed, strikes out by avoiding the last !.X)ssible
source of reader interest available to the bad writer.
There is no !.X)rnography here.
I believe I have actually read this bad l:xx:>k
three or four tilres • The others were ITUCh better.
Check the paperback rack for covers with a chicken,
a tanned, athletic man, and a shrewish v.anan and you
will find several versions of it, too.
Ms. 'furk writes an advice colurrn for a Florida
newspaper. I hope she uses greater insight and has a
better unders~ding of male sexuality - straight, gay
and in-between - in the colurrn than she displays here,
One sup!_X)ses her lovelorn readers do not mind her prose
style very rruch.
Bantam Books. $2.50
On my back porch you can
breathe the air
slowly - that's the best way -
and inhale the scent of the
wet woods as it pours in
deeply - it'll clear your head.
You don't even have to try.
When it's dark the candle flickers and the
usually the same melody,
Sometimes they keep time
with the ebb tide
down the hill
and the green stops
where the grey begins. - Wade Vernon
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Aus~in Country • . . 705 Red River . . • . . 4 78-6806
Dans Office Equiμrent . 2408 San Gabriel 474-6396
Executive Health Club •• 701 Congress .• : : 478-7220
Henrys ~~ys •.• 423 East Sixth ••.•. 474-6428
Holy Tnm.ty Church of Austin •• 1606 s. congress
. . 447-7359
MetrofX)ll.tan Camu.mity Church of Austin ••.. 614 E. Sixth
New Apartrrent umnge .. 2828 Rio Grande .•. 478-0224
One T~ • • • • . • •. 110 East Fourth •••. 472-4345
River Crossing ..• 611 Red River . 477- 0391
Tex s Col orado Street Bar .• 404 Col orado • •. 474-7003
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Austin Laml:rla AA Center . • . . 1403 East Sixth
6:30 - 10:30pn nightly • • • . 472- 0336
Austin Larntda cultural center 603 West Twelfth
7 - 10pn ni ghtly .••.. • ..•..• 478- 8653
Austin Lesbian Gay Political Caucus •• . P.O. Box 822
Austin , Texas 78767
Gay Camnmity Services .. . • • • .•. 2330 Guadalupe
6 - 10μn nightly ••. • •.. • .. • . 477- 6699
Gay ~urses Alliance of Austin . 1010-B Rareria Drive
Austin , Texas 78757 . . ....•.• • 453-0816
Holy Trinity Church Of Austin . . . 1606 South Congress
.. •. . ..•.• . •. . 447- 7359
Law Stude.'1ts for Human Rights • . . . . . 2500 Red River
Austin, Texas 78712 days :471-5151 ext. 210
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"Look, has eating beefsteak turned me into a lesbian? Has it
turned your father into <f lesbian? Now eat!"
Sat Aug 30 10-11pn, dollar drinks, Tex's Colorado
Sun Aug 31 7pn, Beat Arkansas T-Dance and Barbecue,
Tex ' s Colorado Street Bar
9pn, Miss Gay USA Pageant, Austin Country.
Tickets : $8 in advance for 2 nights, $5
at the door
Mon Sept 1 $1 .00 discount for students all rronth,
Executive Health Club
9pn, Miss Gay USA Pageant, Austin Country
Free drinks after the UT- Arkansas football
garre till midnight, Tex ' s Colorado Street
Tue Sept 2 7: 30pn, LOne Star Raintow Society for the
Deaf meeting, a:s office
Wed Sept 3 8pn, Gay Camiunity Services coordinators
rreeting , University Y office
Thu Sept 4 6 :30pn, Austin Laml:rla Cultural planning
10pn, Showtirre at Austin Country with
Linsay LOve , Burgandy Woods , Tragedy Ann ,
Sabrina Ross , and Amateur Winner - Kenny
Fri Sept 5 8pn, Meet Tiny Mac Party. New Austin Country
manager. Full ruffet and drink specials
Sat Sept 6 8 :30pn, Austin Laml:rla Cultural v.aren's dance
10pn-2am, free STD screening by Gay Nurses
Alliance at Stallion l:::x:x)kstore
Sun Sept 7 7 :30pn, Austin Laml:rla Cultural alcoholism
10pn, Amateur night, Austin Country. Nicole ,
Tue Sept 9 7pn, Austin Laml:rla Cultural lesbian pot-luck
Thu Sept 11 6pn, Austin Laml:rla Cultural coordinators
10pn, Special roadshow, Austin Country.
The Grease Sisters return : Lily lvhite ,
Albina, and Kitty Litter
Fri Sept 12- Sun Sept 14 MXA Spiritual Renewal with Rev.
Elder Nancy Wilson. All-day program Saturday,
Sept. 13 .
Fri Sept 12 1 Opn, grand champion male dancers contest,
Sat Sept 13 6pn, Austin Laml:rla AA covered dish supper
8pn, Austin Laml:rla Cultural birthday party/
open house. Bring your own beverage.
dpn, Fantasy Island Party, Austin Country.
Costurres encouraged. care as your favorite
fantasy and we ' 11 try our best to make
your favorite fantasy care true .
Sun Sept 14 12 noon , MXA Installation of Rev. Ed Paul
as assistant pastor
7pn, Austin Laml:rla Cultural wine and cheese
1 Opn, The Grease Sisters at the Austin
Country. Different show fran Thursday ' s .
Wed Sept 17 8pn, Gay Camumity Services general rt.lSiness
meeting, University Y office
Thu Sept 18 10pn, Showtirre at Austin Country with Ernestine
, Tasha Cole, Sabrina Ross , and
Fri Sept 19 10: 30pn, Grace Jones performance at One Ten
12 midnight, Gay Nurses ' Alliance of Austin
meeting. Call 453- 0816 for location.
Sat Sept 20 7: 30pn, .\:CCA pot-luck supper
8:30pn, Austin Laml:rla Cultural lesbian
10pn-3am, free STD screening by Gay Nurses
Alliance at the Club Baths
12 midnight, The ~ting Garre at the Austin
Country, hosted by Tiny Mac
Sun Sept 21
Mon Sept 22
9pn, ~lr. Austin Country Contest
8-1 Opn, Austin Skating Party, Hot Wheels
Skateland, 1606 Stassney. $2.50. Sponsored
by Affirmation Gay Yorrrons, Austin Laml:rla
Cultural, Austin Lesbian Gay Political Caucus,
Dignity, Gay Camiunity Services, and
Metropolitan Camiunity Church of Austin
Tue Sept 23
Thu Sept 25
7: 30pn, Austin Lesbian Gay Poli tic al Caucus
meeting, Austin Laml:rla Cultural
6pn, Austin Laml:rla Cultural coordinators
1 Opn, Showtirre at Austin Country with Leigh
Shannon, Ethel, Sabrina Ross , and Tragedy
Sat Sept 27 Austin Laml:rla Cultural overnight campout to
Enchanted Rock for lesbians and gay rren
8pn, Las Vegas therre night at the Austin
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Sun O:::t 5 Mr. Gay Austin contest, Austin Country
Thu O:::t 30 Miss Gay Austin contest, Austin Country
Sun Nov 2 :-1iss Gay Austin contest, Austin Country
h£EKLY EVENTS IN SEPID1IfR 1980
1 2 noon and 7: 30pn, wrship services at Metropoli
tan Camunity Church of Austin
12 noon- 3pn, Champagne Brunch with Bunch,
1pn, liturgical services, Holy Trinity Church
3pn, Austin Laml:rla AA '1\-.elve Traditions Study
3-7pn, T-dance, Austin Country
6-8:30pn, social volleyball, Duncan Park,
10th and Lamar
8pn, Dignity liturgy. Call 477- 6699 for loca-tion.
8pn, Austin Laml:rla AA Sex and SObriety Study
8pn, Austin Laml:rla AA r-bnday group
8- 10pn, Austin Laml:rla Cultural gay rren 's
11 pn, male dancers , Austin country
Tuesday 8pn, Austin Laml:rla AA Big Book s tudy
11pn till , draft beer , Tex' s Colorado Street Bar
Wednesday 6- 8:30pn, league volleyball, Duncan Park,
10th and Lamar
7: 30pn, Austin Laml:rla AA Waren Together Group
7:30pn, M:cA wrshi p service
8 : 30pn, Austin Laml:rla AA Big Book Stories Study
9pn, 35¢ well drinks all night, Tex' s Colorado
Thursday 8pn, Austin Laml:rla AA steps study gro..i.p
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8pn, Austin LamJ:rla AA open discuss ion
8pn, a:s personal awareness group, Uni versity
Y rap roan
8 : 30pn, CCAA tow ling, Brunswick Capitol Bowling
Center, 5700 Grover
10pn-1am, AI.GPC rrembership and voter registration
drive at Austin bars
Saturday 8pn, Austin Laml:rla AA meeting open to all gays
10pn-1am, AI.GPC rrembership and voter registration
drive at Austin bars
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