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Connections, Vol. 2, No. 9, September 1980 - File 003. 1980-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/1175/show/1160.

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Title Connections, Vol. 2, No. 9, September 1980
Contributor
  • Olinger, James K.
Publisher Gay Community Services
Date September 1980
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 5962584
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 CONNECTIONS^ CONNECTIONS 2401 Manor Road #118, Austin, TX 78722 512/474-1660 HOURS: 6-10 p.m. Editor/Publisher Jim Olinger Graphics Don Typing Wayde Frey Distribution Wayde Frey National Advertising . . . .Joe DiSabato, 666 6th Ave., New York NY 10010, 212/242-6863 Articles - Stephen Caldwell, Lars Eighner, Wayde Frey, Rob Gips, Jim Olinger, Gerry Tarr, Roy Teele, Wade Vernon Pictures - Cindy Charles, Kwong Hui, Joe Kirby, Jim Olinger Publications - ALGPC Newsletter, Austin Lambda Newsletter, Daily Texan, DGPC Newsletter, This Week in Texas CONNECTIONS is dedicated to providing a forum for the lesbian/gay community of Austin and Texas. Publication of the name or photograph of any person or organization is not to be taken as any indication of the sexual orientation of that person or organization. CONNECTIONS welcomes unsolicited news and/or feature articles, photographs, drawings, and poetry. If return or acknowledgement is requested, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. CONNECTIONS will not assume responsibility for unsolicited material. Published by Gay Community Services, a program of the University YWCA/YMCA, 2330 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas 78705. Telephone: 512/477-6699 Gay Community Services Coordinating Council Membership Lynn Aday Office Rob Gips Speakers Bureau Troy Stokes Publications Jim Olinger ? ? 9 • am ** P Questions? <i ?:■ \ip ? ° • ? ? ? GAY COMMUNITY SERVICES / HOTLINE ? 477-6699 UNITY In late July, every United States Representative from Texas except Houston's Mickey Leland voted to deny Federal legal aid to homosexual Americans (see pages 1 and 4). This vote was a result of pressure from right- wing fundamentalist groups. It's ironic that these "Christians" are a minority group themselves. This is a chilling demonstration of the power of unity of purpose and organization. Now that the right-wing lobby groups "Christian Voice" -and "Moral Majority" have demonstrated their power, they will not rest in their hysterical attempts to create their fantasy world by law. In Houston last spring. City Councilman Frank Mann launched a vicious attack on the gay community as part of his campaign. Mann angered the "odd-wads" so much they united against him. He was defeated decisively. The moral is obvious. There is strength in unity and organization. In the struggle for lesbian/gay rights, most of the unity and organization belongs 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 common 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 meeting some of the needs of its members and the community. Austin's Gay Pride Rally in Wooldridge Park on June 26 was the first time a majority of Austin groups (Austin Lambda Cultural, ALGPC, GCS and MCCA) 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." BAR DISCRIMINATION letter 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 world, but I've hardly ever heard of it in the bars except from women, blacks or Spanish-Americans. Bar owners and managers, when confronted, say "there's no discrimination in this bar." I know better. I have observed first-hand the discrimination of our gay brothers and sisters. How in the world 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 world to look at the first ten amendments to the Constitution, but 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 two photo id's from anybody I thought should not come in, especially blacks, Mexicans and women. I don't like to do this but I'm told to do this or lose my job. I am very ashamed about this, but everyone must do something they don't like once in a while. I hope the brothers and sisters who I have discriminated against will forgive me. (Name withheld by request) REDRIVER CROSSING OPENS AUGUST 29 477-Q39I 6IIREPK'VER
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