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Title The Star, No. 9, March 2, 1984
Contributor
  • Hyde, Robert
Date March 2, 1984
Language English
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 783846406
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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 6 The Star/ March 2, 1984 Lesbian/Gay Conference Planned for Spring The Ninth Annual Southeastern Conference of Lesbian and Gay Men, "Pulling Together and Reaching Out," will be held at the Holiday Inn-Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., from Apr. 12-15. Conference co-chairpersons are Ms. Bootsie Abelson and Rick Adams. "We see a need in this region for gay men and lesbians to begin a closer community relationship with each other and to build alliances and coalitions with supportive people in the greater community. In doing so, we will achieve a better understanding of each other and our common needs," Adams said. The conference keynote speaker will be Virginia Apuzzo, director of the National Gay Task Force (NGTF), chief lobbyist and spokesperson for the 10,000-member NGTF headquartered in New York City. Among other speakers are Tom Chorlton of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Democrat Clubs; Abby Rubenfeld, the managing attorney for the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund; and Mike Rutherford, who is executive director of the Gay Press Association. "We are fortunate to have a number of very active and nationally known figures committed to this conference," commented Abelson. Workshop leaders and speakers represent politics, law, lobbying, mass communications, musicians and athletics. On Apr. 13, a banquet and fundraiser will be held by PRO-PAC. The Magic City Athletic Association wil] sponsor a soft- ball game, dinner and marathon, and an all-woman band will play for a Friday night dance. Magnolia, the Birmingham Women's Art Collective, will hold an Artist-in-Concert on Sat., Apr. 14. Conference registration and fees are being accepted. They should be mailed to Rick Adams; Lambda, Inc.; Box 73062; Birmingham, Ala. 36253. New York Not Favorite of Traveling VIPs Government VIPs junket all over the world, hut there's apparently one place not on their itinerary: Harlem, reports the New York Post. New York City officials have been trying to convince Assistant Secretary of Labor Joyce Kaiser that things really are tough in the Big Apple, but they can't get her to come to Harlem or the South Bronx to see for herself. Says Kaiser: "I make a point not to go to those areas. In fact, I make it a point not to go to New York, period." Jurors Are Predictable If you're ever arrested, hope for a jury made up of Black Italian social workers, advises the Seattle Times. A survey of prominent lawyers says they're most likely to acquit you. One the other hand, watch out for Mormon German military officers. They tend to see things the prosecutor's way. The lawyers say waiters like to stick it to businessmen, who remind them of stingy tippers: while accountants, schoolteachers and postal workers dole out miserly awards to plaintiffs. Some stereotypes can be deceptive. Liberals may feel sorry for the underdog, but they come down hard on violent crime. And many prosecuters are leery of loading a jury in a rape case with women, forfear they won't believe the victim. But all agree that having lawyers on the panel guarantees the hung jury. Says one trial veteran, "Put two lawyers in the same room, and they'll disagree on the color of the walls." One teenager in ten has a secret. One Teenager in Ten: Writings by Gay and Lesbian Youth Edited by Ann Heron "For every generation that comes out, these essays will be invaluable." — Goy Community News "There is a rare sensibility displayed in many ol these essays that is nothing short of astonishing. . . ." — International Gay News Agency (IGNA) "..an important and necessary book. powerful and very poignant. .." — Wamanews "One teenager in ten": according to Kinsey, that's the proportion of gays to straights in this country. One Teenager in Ten. twenty-eight young men and women from all over the United States and Canada, from fifteen to twenty-four years of age, speak out about their coming-out experiences — about what it is to be young and gay in our society today. $3.95 in bookstores, or use this coupon to order by mail TO ORDER Please send me copies of One Teenager in Ten at $4.50 each, postpaid, Enclosed is S . name _ ALYSON Publications, PO Box 2783, Boston, MA 02208 GOT A HOME COMPUTER? Myou have a personal computer or data terminal, then you should check oul the latest form bi electronic communications in the gay community. The GNIC Network is a multi-user news, information and communications sen/ice with local phone access from over250 citiesin the U. S. & Canada! Our response times are last, and hourly rates are tow pnlyfa.tt/hr). Functions you can choose Irorti include: electronic mail, bulletin board, gay news, legal advisor, a multi-user chat facility, and much, much more.\ou can join as a full subscriber, and we will mail y$u yoor emit perspnal p number & password/along with the local phpne access 'number in your area) the same day i/e receive your appficalion. Or, you can join on a special trial subscription and receive ail the benefits of regular membership plus two free hours of access. Than if you wish, you can join as a regular member for orlly $20 mow. CAY HEWS • INFORMA TION • .. • COMMUNICATIONS • □ Regular Subscription $30 □ Trial Subscription $15 □ Send me more information, please. Name Address_ City _State, ..Zip. Typed Computer^. Clip and Mail to: GNIC NETWORK c/o Montrose Voice Publishing 3317 Montrose #306, Houston, TX 77006 Italians Lighten Up on Gays By Richard Labonte Vfa GPA Wire Service Italians are tolerant in the abstract towards the fact of gay men and lesbians, according to a recent nationwide survey- but don't want their best friends or their daughters or sons to be one. A joint survey conducted by the city of Turin and by the Sandro Penna Foundation (a gay studies group) found that while 70 percent of the adult population believed Italian society was too harsh in its attitudes towards homosexuals, and 50 percent believed "the plight of homosexuals" should be eased, three of every four Italians said they would do anything necessary to change the sexual orientation of their offspring from gay to straight. In other responses, only half of those surveyed could define the word homosexual properly, but 80 percent knew what "gay" meant. And in a country whose Pope-in-residence continues to condemn homosexuality, only 4 percent of Italians opposed the Pontiffs attitude. The survey, first of its kind in Italy, also found that while an overall majority equated gay life with drug abuse, sexual disease, child molestation, pornography and prostitution, a majority of respondents under 30 years of age thought homosexuality an acceptable and a normal sexual persuasion. Independent Bathhouse Owners Debate AIDS-Related Issues Owners of independent gay health clubs and bathhouses addressed the current AIDS crisis at their recent first annual convention. Meeting in New Orleans last month, they vowed to educate their clientele about the hazards of the mysterious syndrome, reports The Works magazine. Beyond that, members of the Association of Independent Gay Health Clubs, of which the Midtowne Spas in Texas are a part, felt that they were being unduly harassed by persons who subjected them to "self-righteous finger pointing and scapegoating." In a resolution passed unanimously at the convention, members stated that gay health clubs form an important partof the social life of gay men guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, and that their members will "resist any attempts by self-serving alarmists to use the public concern about AIDS to accomplish their homophobic political agenda." Members also resolved to "disseminate objective information about AIDS to our patrons." In a later development, the International Gay News Agency reported that the head of the federal AIDS research effort, responding to reports of increases in venereal disease among gay men San Fran cisco, said that gay bathhouses "should all go out of business." Dr. James Curran, coordinator of the AIDS Task Force at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, stopped short of saying health authorites should shut down the bathhouses. Objections were immediately raised by Dr. Mervyn Silverman, director of the Public Health Department of San Francisco, who said, "Closing the baths is not the answer, even though it might make me look good to a lot of people in the straight community." He went on to say, "History shows that government generally has not been very influential in changing people's sexual habits. Any action on this is going to have to come from the gay community, not my office."
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