FAMOUS NOVELIST GAY
by Johannes Werres
(IGNA) Thomas Mann, the most famous German author of
the twentieth century, a Nobel Prize winner, is shown to
have been homosexual according to his "Day Books" (1918-
1921), published in Germany in 1979.
Mann's predilection was for youths, thus providing
some clarification of the autobiographical nature of
Death in Venice, one of his best-known books. However,
apparently the author never engaged in real homosexual
activities, remaining homoerotical instead.
The "Day Books" also indicate that Mann fell in love
with his son, Klaus Mann, who was also homosexual.
GNA and A-TCHD at Club Austin baths ,
308 West 16th
Sun. Jan. 27 Interviews for new Austin Lambda male
7-9pm, "GAY RIGHTS AS A CONTEMPORARY
SOCIAL ISSUE," 1980 Lay Academy, University United Methodist Church, 2^09 Guadalupe, Austin. No cost. Pre-registration
requested by Wed., Jan. 9- Rev. Gary
Reuthinger, coordinator, (other issues
to be considered Jan. 13-Feb. 3 include
desegregation, women in crisis, and
rights of the elderley.)
8pm, Dignity liturgy, 1908 Willow Creek
8-10pm, Austin Lambda Gay Men's Awareness Workshop
7-8:30pm, Austin Lambda Gay Men's Event-
Austin Lambda therapy group for gay men.
Call 1+78-8653 for information.
10pm-12 midnight, Free VD Screening by
Gay Nurses Alliance and Austin-Travis
County Health Dept. at the Stallion Bookstore, 706 East 6th
Sunday 9:1*5am, Affirmation Sunday school class for
adult United Methodist lesbians and gay men,
Room 320, University United Methodist Church,
2l*09 Guadalupe, Austin. Call 171-1660 for
12 noon and 7:30pm, worship services at
Metropolitan Community Church of Austin
6lU East 6th
lpm, Holy Trinity Church of Austin liturgical
service, I606 S. Congress
8pm, Dignity liturgy, (gay Catholics) See
Calendar above for weekly location.
Monday 8pm, Lambda Alcoholics Anonymous, All Saints
Episcopal Church, 209 West 27th
Tuesday 7:30pm, Bible Study, MCCA
9pm, Rap Group on various topics, MCCA
Wednesday 7:30pm, Prayer and Communion Service, MCCA
Friday 8pm, CCAA bowling, Brunswick Capitol Bowling
Center, 5700 Grover. 60<t shoes, 90(S a game.
8pm, Lambda Alcoholics Anonymous, l6ll» East
8pm (during university semesters) Gay Community Services rap group, University Y Auditorium, 2330 Guadalupe, upstairs.
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"The room was filled with her cold uneasiness as she
summoned her male friend to her side to protect her
from this pervert; the same guy she always complained
treated her so cruelly."
&b I really have a choice? Do any of us? It is the very
nature of love to last forever, unrequited or otherwise.
Because of this discovery, I am complete, yes, immortal.
Someday this typewriter will cease to function. In time,
the paper I have written on will crumble to dust. Only
a century or more will completely eradicate the present
generations that exist on this earth today. Like anything that is fragile and requires nourishment, reader
and author both will cease to exist. Only one thing is
withstanding through life's heartaches and persecutions.
And that is love. Had I TAKEN THE CHANCE with Julie
when she first made her daring advances which in my
youth I was not able to decode, I would have never known
the things that I know now.
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CONNECTIONS December 1979/January 1980