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Gay Austin, Vol. 3, No. 8, May 1979 - File 004. 1979-05. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 19, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/1343/show/1325.

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Title Gay Austin, Vol. 3, No. 8, May 1979
Contributor
  • Murray, John
Publisher Gay Community Services
Date May 1979
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).
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Title File 004
Transcript vol. 3, no. 8 Gay Austin may 1979 3 THE GAY PRESS Gaysweek, The Body Politic, Gay News NEW YORK - The publishers of Newsweek have threatened court action to prevent a three-year-old New York publication from registering the name Gaysweek with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Newsweek attorneys told lawyers for the gay publication that "unless Gaysweek is prepared to change its mark and withdraw its application for registration, Newsweek Inc. will proceed with its opposition in the US Patent and Trademark Office and will take the necessary steps to restrain the further use of the mark Gaysweek by your client as well as for damages, court costs and counsel fees." Last year Patent and Trademark officials rejected Gaysweek's original application for registration of its name on the grounds it was "immoral or scurrilou" V Lobbyists Warn of Anti-Sex Bill The Human Rights Advocates Lobby has called to the attention of gay activists and bar owners proposed legislation by Houston Senator Walter Mengdcn which would regulate sexually oriented conduct in establishments serving alcoholic beverages. Originally aimed at heterosexual bars featuring topless dancers, the bill (SB558) would outlaw nudity or exposure of the female breast, the cleft of the buttocks, the vulva, the genitals, or the anus of any patron, employee or entertainer in any establishment licensed to serve alcohol. In addition, it would ban patrons or entertainers in drag where drag is already prohibited by local ordinance and would outlaw touching, fondling or caressing of the breasts, buttocks, anus or genitals by any person on the premises. The bill places the burden of preventing such activity on the bar owner and violation of its provisions would be a Class C misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a S200 fine. Texas Gay Task Force lobby coordinator Kathy Deitsch and Human Rights Advocate Bettie Naylor claim diat the fact that the bill was sent unexpectedly to the Senate State Affairs Committee increases the possibility of its passage and that it should therefore be of concern to the gay community. Other observers, however, point out that Mengden has authored many similar pieces of legislation in die past but tiiat few of them have been taken seriously by other legislators. The bill is currently in a subcommittee of the Senate State Affairs Committee. Meanwhile, a bill by Houston Representative Tony Polumbo (HB907), which would make substances containing butyl nitrite and isobutyl nitrite ("poppers") available by prescription only, is in a subcommittee of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee. (See Gay Austin, April 1979). -DAVID MORRIS V A MOTHER'S DAY CONCERT WITH meg christian AND AUSTIN ARTISTS debradew marce lacouture lisa rogens SUNDAY, MAY 13 8:00PM HOGG AUDITORIUM ON THE UT. CAMPUS ADMISSION $4.00 A BENEFIT FOR THE CHILD CUSTODY DEFENSE FUND TICKETS AVAILABLE AT WOMENSPACE. THE y; COMMON WOMAN BOOKSTORE TORONTO - Ontario Attorney General Roy McMurty announced March 6 that he had authorized an appeal against the acquittal last February of The Body Politic on charges of "using the mail for the purpose of transmitting or delivering anything that is indecent, immoral or scurrilous." (See Gay Austin, March 1979). The charges against the gay monthly resulted from the publication in its December '77 - January '78 issue of an article on child-adult relations called "Men Loving Boys Loving Men." The article has been reprinted in the March/ April '79 issue. The appeal alleges that Provincial Court Judge Sidney M. Harris erred in holding that the entire issue, and not just part of it, must be found indecent, immoral or scurrilous in order to convict; that he erred in holding that the issue must be capable of causing clear incitement to unlawful action; that he erred in refusing to interpret the term "immoral"; and that he erred in applying the test of community tolerance. The appeal is expected to be heard this fall. V LONDON - Gay News, the largest circulation gay newspaper in the world, has filed a formal complaint against the British Government with the European Commission of Human Rights in Strasbourg after the House of Lords in February decided to uphold the paper's conviction on blasphemy charges. The conviction, which resulted from the paper's publication of a poem containing erotic references to the body of Christ, is the first use in 50 years of the British law against blasphemous libel. It was prompted by a campaign led by anti-pornography crusader Mary White- house. Gay News argues that the blasphemy law, which singles out the Anglican faith for special protection, discriminates on the basis of religion and therefore violates Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights. It is not clear whether a ruling by the Commission could overturn British law. If so, and if Gay News wins its appeal, the British government would be forced to drop its blasphemy laws entirely.V Available Huiddn fcr .Private Parties cpen luesday thru liiday t puitil liatii Saturday & Sunday J inn til J am
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