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Gay Austin, Vol. 3, No. 8, May 1979 - File 005. 1979-05. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 9, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/1343/show/1326.

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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 005
Transcript 4 may 1979 Gay Austin vol. 3. no. 8 Man/Boy Love Association Meets NEW YORK - The second meeting of the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), founded last December in Boston, was held Saturday, March 24, at the Church of the Beloved Disciple in New York. The conference, reflecting what orgainizers called "a new sense of solidarity and mutual support" among youth and adults, was designed "to spur the further organization of men and boys to lend each other support and to fight for our freedom, and to exchange views with the lesbian and gay community and to raise consciousness on the subject of man/boy love." The controversial nature of pedophilia resulted in limiting the conference to those specifically invited to attend. "We are not afraid of a frank exchange of views; indeed we welcome it," the letter of invitation read. "However, we are not interested in exposing our participants to hostility and bigotry from others in Brydon Denounced Charles Brydon. SEATTLE WASHINGTON-A Seatde gay organization has published an open letter denouncing Charles Brydon, recently appointed to replace National Gay Task Force co-executive director Bruce Voeller. The Seattle Committee After Thirteen (SCAT), formed to oppose local anti-gay Initiative Thirteen, accuses Brydon, founder of the business-oriented Dorian Group, of activities "aimed at preventing participation of those whose views differ from his. He constantly sabotaged any efforts to create coalitions of the various segments ofthe gay community. He monopolized access to the media, often slandering other factions to prove his 'legitimacy' as a gay leader and spokesperson." The letter claims specifically that Brydon red-baited other gay activists; opposed the Gay Pride March of 1977 and the Lesbian Gay Rights March of 1978; refused to cooperate with SCAT or Women Against Thirteen (WAT) in fund-raising efforts against Initiative Thirteen; convinced bar owners to institute a bi-monthly cover charge for THE STUDENTS' it Store Depa Read; all under on • Textbooks & Study Aidi • School Supplies - • Calculators & Typewrit • Art & Engineering Supp\ • Records & Tapes • Sporting Goods • Jewelry & Class Flings • General Books tve you, venient roof. meras iparel Shop — Men & Women rtmenl Shop ireos A Tape Recorders Radio & Television £ Novelties & Texas Souvenirs $ Se/eeie Shop !*f Special & Mail Order Shop our newly remodeled Biire Shop at 505 W. 23rd Street. 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SCAT expressed hope that "this letter will serve to strengthen NGTF and enable it to play a more progressive role in tha national gay movement," and, referring to Jean O'Leary, NGTF co-executive director whose resignation takes effect this June, called for an effort to find a replacement for Ms. O'Leary who wdl balance "some of Mr. Brydon's tendencies." Brydon declined to answer specific allegations but said, " I am proud of the record of achievement I leave in Seattle. None of it would have been possible without the substantial support from die gay and non-gay components of our city. At base I had no power other than what other people gave me. SCAT'S quarrel, it would seem, is with success. That success was possible because substantial numbers of people gave me the kind of quiet support that made it happen." Kay Whitlock of the NGTF board of directors responded to the letter by saying, "We are confident that Mr. Brydon's leadership wdl help NGTF to continue to serve its broad range of interests." V ny^-'-1'-- the lesbian and gay community." David Thorstad, member of the Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights and well-known writer (he co-authored The Early Homosexual Rights Movement), said many of the arguments used against transgenerational relationships were the same "as were used against the early gay movement." Countering feminist criticism, he said "There's an anti-sexual strain running through much of the women's movement. Women must listen to men's experiences before rushing into judgment." Cliff Bossert of Gay Youth said that in his own experience he knew of "no gay youdi who were ever forced to have sex," with older men. "All the seduction was done by me." A 14-year-old speaker said, "I wish it wasn't always the boy's decision to make all the first moves, but I guess it can't be helped until the age of consent laws are abolished." Tom Reeves, a representative of the Boston/Boise Committee, placed the blame for "treating youtii as property" on the "evil values of capitalist and male hierarchical society." He declared that "humans belong to themselves, including their bodies, from ages zero to one hundred." David Thorstad argued that "it is morally wrong and politically foolish for the gay movement not to support the rights of gay youth." And Gay Youth of New York representative Aner Canderario described his own organization as "one of the most vocal and visible of the militant activist groups." An organizational caucus agreed to send a statement to the National March on Washington committee stating that NAMBLA will endorse the October March if the committee reinstates the demand for repeal of age of consent laws presented by the Gay Youth Caucus of the Philadelphia conference on the march V toe mum B00IST0RJE 7M t** f tTMt AUSTIN.TE8AS WottAe #*uUH>e&«d
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