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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 007
Transcript M, C. C. A. NEEDS NEW HOME by Gerry Tarr On August 3, 1980, the congregation of the Metropolitan Community Church of Austin was informed that their present church building had been sold. The new landlords are increasing the rent six (6) times the present rate. The Board of Directors of MCCA decided it was time for the church to relocate. Relocation has been in MCCA's plans for some time, but it is now essential. A church building at 5500 Avenue G has been found. At present, the Highland Church of God occupies the building, but the congregation plans to build a new church. The building is an L-shaped brick structure which includes a sanctuary that will seat approximately 175 people, a large fellowship hall, office space, a nursery and a four-room house adjacent to the church building which is used for meeting rooms and offices. The asking price is $149,000.00. MCCA has made an offer for the building and is waiting for the Church of God's response. MCCA must be out of our present location by November 1. It is hoped that the building purchase will be complete by September 31. MCCA has held several fund raisers including a spaghetti dinner with the Rev. Elder Troy Perry as guest speaker and a Haircut-a-Thon. More fund raisers are planned for the future. MCCA hopes to raise $120,000.00 to pay for the building. Any donations are tax deductible and certainly welcome. If you would like to donate, please notify Rev. Candace A. Naisbitt, pastor of MCCA at 477-7747 or write to her in care of MCCA, 614 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78701. MCCA needs your help to make this move a reality. =CONNECTIONS' Current Metropolitan Community church of Austin, 614 East Sixth STILL DIAGNOSES "HOMOSEXUALITY" IMPACT, house organ of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, notes in its current issue that the Department will adopt Diagnostic and Statistical Manual III on September 1, 1980. DMS III is the American Psychiatric Association's nationally standardized system of diagnosing and naming diseases. The author of the article, Sarah Bird, claims that the "most controversial" change in DSM III is that homosexuality per se is no longer considered a psychosexual disorder. Ms. Bird finds other changes to be "less notorious." In actuality, DSM III represents no change in the American Psychiatric Association's view of homosexuality. It amended DSM II eight years ago, deleting homosexuality as a mental disorder. Since that time, "ego-dystonic homosexuality" has been the only category for recording homosexuality as a disorder. This ailment is "a sustained pattern of homosexual arousal that the client explicitly states is an unwanted and persistent source of distress." However, a source within the Texas Department of MHMR tells CONNECTIONS that there are still persons diagnosed primarily as having the disorder of "Homosexuality" and people have been admitted to state mental hospitals with no other psychiatric diagnosis since the change in DSM II was adopted. TGTF APPOINTS NEW OFFICERS by Stephen Caldwell Jack Wilkinson of Dallas is the new moderator of the Texas Gay Task Force (TGTF), as reported in the August CONNECTIONS. He was chosen by the TGTF Board at its meeting held in Austin July 26, 1980. Wilkinson is a board member for the TGTF Northern Region and also serves on the boards of the Community Resource Center and Gay Academic Union/North Texas. Ken Waller of Denton is the group's new Secretary, a post previously filled by Rosella Kliewer. The new address for TGTF is Box AK, Denton, Texas 76201. For further information, calls may be directed to the two Eastern Region boardmembers, Stephen Caldwell at 713/861-1473 or Jenny Willingter at 713/869-7231, or to TGTF Moderator Jack Wilkinson at 214/355-1156 (days) or 214/528-9038 (evenings). Proposed future home of MCCA, 5500. Avenue G t Metropolitan Community Church 614 E. 6th ST., AUSTIN. TEXAS 78701 (512) 477-7747 SUNDAY SERVICES 1200 NOON AND 7:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY 7:30 P.M t REV. CANDACE A. NAISBITT Pastor FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - IH. 1980 SPIRITUAL RENEWAL WITH REV, ELDER NANCY WILSON INCLUDING ALL-DAY SATURDAY PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 14, 1980 INSTALLATION OF REV, ED PAUL AS ASSISTANT PASTOR MCCA FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1980 POT-LUCK SUPPER ' 7:30 P.M.
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