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
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.
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
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
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
• $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 -------
P.O. Box 5455
Austin, Texas 7 87 63
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