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Gay Austin, Vol. 3, No. 8, May 1979 - File 016. 1979-05. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/1343/show/1337.

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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 016
Transcript vol. 3, no. 8 GAY AUSTIN may 1979 15 p@®titfy I. PERCEPTIONS by Amme Hogan Two years, you said, two years IV. was the average cycle for staying with a woman; at the end And how we strove to assure ourselves of which time you ceased that we were all activity until the next just two years. only Your cycle has run in fives notpossiblyanythingelse and l/4s with no going to fall asleep together two-year length anywhere. You insist on two years We were tired as average. You were lonely {seven months since your last cycle) II. I wanted to hold you, make you feel better after your tears. In a crowded room, you rocked on your toes, staring into a glass, When you finally hugged me your body hands in pockets finally spoke of comforting, you appeared in front of me not sleeping. demanding to shake my hand, You were beautiful in your hesitation, yet doubtful that I would. I did. In your city, we met your friends your decision was already made. You never got involved with people who were already involved that night, you said after I told you I was involved. met them in your old haunts. So many people knew you, You stayed the night smiled into your eyes. an additional guest where I was guest. Too far to drive home, An artist, you said, responding to a well-worn question; you said. Later I found what a short distance it was. And looking at your strong square hands I knew you had an And even later it felt as if I were a transgressor. artist's soul. For all your friends, you went home V. PREDICTIONS alone. Familiarity breeds carelessness Do these things always start in crowded rooms? But we are careful with each other tonight in strangerways. III. TRANSGRESSIONS If you knew me better you might be hurt by my care of a stranger. Despite a growing certainty that wc. had met, But tonight you are the stranger in some previous life doubtless, I just as my lover was once a stranger. wanted to know you. We spent an evening together and you cried through a hard-shelled exterior about the movie. A friend had died in Nam and you still remembered. You then laughed at my youth, knowing that I had no friends killed in the war. Bristling, informed you that my friends had had their mind s fried in institutions for being who they are My vehemence startled you and you hastened to assure me that you never cry, especially not at movies.
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