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Austin Lambda Newsletter, No. 17, January 1981 - File 001. 1981-01. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 26, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/1365/show/1362.

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Title Austin Lambda Newsletter, No. 17, January 1981
Date January 1981
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 16773947
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  • 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 NEWSLETTER VACATION This issue of the Austin Lambda news­letter is an abbreviation of the usual 12- page monthly edition for.two reasons: fir~t, vacation-induced exhaustion; second, a cri­tical lack of money. Delayed until next month are: an article on 'New Life for Cuban Lesbians,' a letter from Robin Tyler on her impressions of our production of her perform­ance here, a feature from Boston's 'Gay Community 1~ews 1 on gay men in prison (some for life) for having sex with 'minors' and some regular features like 'Questions you always wanted to ask ... 1 The newsletter has a circulation of l ,000 distributed to sponsors and to the public through clubs, bars, bookstores, etc. It can only be published with your help. SPONSOR DRIVE (And A Call For Help) Austin Lambda is a Lesbian and Gay Men's educational project which offers a newsletter, workshops, support groups, a speakers' bureau for the community, etc. It exists totally on the financial support of individuals in the community. About 150 persons currently help support Lambda, through monthly 'pledges' of $3, $10 or more if more can be afforded. We COMMUNITY SUPPERS For fun - and for funds - Austin Lambda will hold a community supper at 603 W 12th once a month. This month Joe Adams will serve up a super-Chile (for veggies too) with salad and corn bread - all for $2.50 and the pleasure of helping Lambda. The supper will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday January 20th. A beverage will be included with the supper. Please come. RUNNERS AND TO- BE-RUNNERS Austin Lambda is sponsoring a Lesbian/Gay fun-run around town lake every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. All intereste~ runners should meet at the Gazebo at Auditorium Shores (near the Municipal Auditorium). Physical fi~ness ~s not required; only a desire to run. Bring friends. AWARENESS SESSIONS Austin Lambda holds regular weekly 'awareness' or rap sessions respectively for Lesbians and for Gay Men. The Lesbian meeting is held every Thurs­day at 8 p.m.; the Gay meeting is held every Mon­day night at 8 p.m. The gatherings are open to new women and men each week. NEW LESBIAN/GAY THERAPY GROUP get by through periodic fund-raising events, Austin Lambda is sponsoring a new therapy but we really need nearly twice the number of group for both Lesbians and Gay Men. The diff-sponsors we now have. Visit our attracti ve erence between this group and other such groups center at 603 West 12th Street and consider offered in the community will be (a) that it is becoming a sponsor. If you are already a span- open to both Lesbians and Gay Men and (b) that sor, you can help the drive by encouraging one the group will remain open - anyone may enter or other woman or man to become a sponsor. Tell leave the group any week. It is hoped that the them what we do; tell them we need them. New group will be especially helpful for women and men sponsors can send their first don~tion, a~ong , who are (a) in temporary crises (b) wanting the with name and address, and they will r~ceive benefit of a mixed group or (c) want an e~perience the next issue ~f the ~ewsletter by mail. . with being in a therapy group without making a.lon~ Any extra donations which can be.offered at.this term commitment to one. Of course the group will time to carry us through a vacation slump will welcome involvement for as long as an individual be appreciated. wishes to keep attending. The professional fee LESBIAN MOTHERS There is a monthly open pot-luck s~pper.for Lesbians, Lesbian co-parents, and their child­ren the first Sunday of each month. Call 479- 0654 for information. for persons attending any session is $5 per sessior The therapists leading the group will be Lee Nicoloff and Michael Fernandes, Lesbian and Gay therapist respectively. The group will meet each Wednesday night from 8 until 10 p.m. beginning Wednesday, January 21st. Please come if you are interested in being in this therapy group. Tell friends. And please be on time. LESBIAH FILMS--BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND at Austin Lambda, 603 W. 12th. Old and new friends who are interested in the Speakers' Bureau project are needed to come and help with a mailing - lettir Au.s tin Lambda will· b· e shf o"wl inmga ktehr reeJa nf ilOmxse,n - university classes and groups know about the spea k-creations of the feminist i m ' ers' service. There is much work to be done to berg. . 1 • • reach out to the cormnunity in this way - letting 'A Comedy In Six Unnatur~l Acts is a ~atire others know about our lives at a time when this of ~ome of t~e 1 s~ereotyped ~mages ~f les~ians. sort of education is especially important. As Home Movie is an autogiographical fi~m always, many helpers will make little work. PleasE combining documentary footage of t~e lesbian stop by to help. community with actual old home movies. 'I'm not One of 'Em' features a woman spec- GAY/LESBIAN ALCOHOL COLLECTIVE tator at the roller derby, talking about her experiences with lesbianism. Show times, at Lambda: Sat,Jan 24, ~; and Sun, Jan 25, 6 pm and 8-pin. Donation $2. IN THE CLOSET ON THE JOB A workshop for working people who have to jeal with being in the closet in their pro­fessions was first held at Lambda in November, led by Sissy Loftin and Michael Fernandes. The group decided to continue a monthly open support group for all Lesbians and Gay Men Nho want help in dealing with this issue. The first monthly meeting of the continuing group will be held on Tuesday, January 13th from 7:30-9 p.m. Everyone, from every sort of work and profession, is welcome. SPEAKERS' BUREAU WORK SESSION In an attempt to address the problem of alcohol­ism and alcohol abuse within the Lesbian and Gay community, an organizational meeting of alcohol and drug professionals will be held at Austin Lam­bda on Wednesday January 14th at 7:30 p.m. No specific goals are set for the meeting but it is hoped that some way will be found locally to com­bat the dependency that affects 3 out of 10 Lesbians and Gay Men (3 times higher incidence than in the straight population). Everyone is welcome. LESBIAN THERAPY GROUP Austin Lambda will sponsor a therapy group specifically for Lesbians, led by Carolyn Crumpton, a local psychologist. The group will meet at Lambda. Fees will be fixed according to individual needs but are expected to range from 1 • $10 to $15 per session. Interested women are asked The Lesbian/Gay Speakers Bureau will have a to call Carolyn at 478-1298. work session Saturday, January 17th at 10:30 a.m! ************************************************************************************************** AUSTIN LAMBDA LIBRARY RE-OPENED AND ENLARGED: The library now contains over 100 volumes (growing) of Lesbian/Gay fiction, non-fiction, autobiography, research, poetry & drama, and even a section entitled 'Other Views. 1 Call 478-8653 to be sure we're open, then come and take a bo~k! 603 West 12th P.O. Box 5455 Austin, Texas 78763 478-8653 x ------- AUSTIN LAMBDA P.O. Box 5455 Austin, Texas 7 87 63 Include me as a sponsor for Austin Lambda. Sponsors automatically receive the Newsletter and notes of events Name ------------------------------------------------------------ Addre~---------------------------------------------z~------------ ____ I am enclosing $3 for regular sponsorship - bill me every month in plain envelope. ____ I am enclosing $9 - please bill me every three months. ____ I am enclosing $18 - please bill me every six months. ____ I am enclosing an annual sponsor's pledge of $36. ____ I can offer extra help as a 'rent-sponsor' - please bill me for $10 per month. ____ Enclosed is an additional donation of ____ I cannot afford to sponsor right now. H~~i;$5 for four months of the Newsletter. ___ Do not send any mailings other than Lambda's. ____ Do not include me in any mailings at all.
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