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Together Gay, Vol. 2, No. 1, September 1974 - File 015. 1974-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 4, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/1299/show/1292.

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Title Together Gay, Vol. 2, No. 1, September 1974
Alternate Title Together Gay, Vol. II, No. 1, September 1974
Date September 1974
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • San Antonio, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 847244490
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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Transcript m. THE GAY COMMUNITY CENTER'S OUTREACH FROM A LESBIAN'S POINT OF VIEW by K & R Being involved in the Gay Community Center has provided an opportunity not only to communicate and work with other gays but also to share with straights how we think, feel, live, and love. In a society that all too often inhumanly alienates the homosexual, it is a unique experience when we are accepted, understood and cared for as what we are. We must not allow ourselves to continue to be alienated, ostracized, and rejected. One of the most positive ways to deal with society's insensitivity and ignorance is to communicate openly and honestly with members of straight society our acceptance of ourselves and happiness in being what we are. This is difficult to turn off. Consequently, our sharing with straights has resulted in increased awareness, understanding and empathy on their parts. During the Gay Community Center's existence, both gay men and women have talked with college students, counselors, newspaper reporters and organizations, both on an individual and group basis. On several occasions we have been part of sociology classes at Trinity University and psychology classes at San Antonio College. Placed in a free, relaxed, comfortable situation, we related to each other on a personal level how we felt about being gay and the kind of lifestyle we have chosen. Not only were they interested and asked many questions they came to see us as real people and many genuinely cared, changing previously held misconceptions and attitudes. Being members of the National Organization for Women, we, as a lesbian couple, are part of the Task Force on Human Sexuality and Lesbianism. Through their Speaker's Bureau and the task force, we have expressed our feelings and ideas. There is a definite need to raise the consciousness of the women of N.O.W. and through dealing with lesbianism openly, progress has been made in achieving understanding and trust. Perhaps you have read the series on Changing Lifestyles in San Antonio in the Express and News several months ago. In these articles, Deborah Weser included the Gay Community Center and the lifestyles of both a male and female couple. Although lack of space prevented a more in-depth study, it is gratifying to know that someone in the news media is supportive of us and our efforts. In her interview with us we found Ms. Weser to be very open and sympathetic to us, our problems, and struggles to live freely and openly. Although there are those in society who find it difficult to recognize and accept gays, we have discovered that there are people who, given the chance, will listen, accept, and support us. We find that this strengthens our belief and confidence in ourselves and gives us courage to live and be more open to work toward total acceptance by society.
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