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Connections, Vol. 2, No. 2, February 1980 - File 004. 1980-02. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 22, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/1558/show/1544.

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Title Connections, Vol. 2, No. 2, February 1980
Contributor
  • Olinger, James K.
Publisher Gay Community Services
Date February 1980
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 5962584
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 004
Transcript ConnccTioNS LETTERS GAY RODEO Dear Editor: Every year, the Gay Organization in Reno, Nevada puts on a Gay Rodeo, with a percentage going to the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Fund. The rodeo occurs the same week as Mr. Lewis's national telethon. People from all over the United States come to watch or participate in this event. I suggest that Austin organizations sponsor a similar rodeo. Austin is liberal enough for such an event. (Unfortunately, my area is still too conservative to work with this project here.) If it was run at the same time as the Jerry Lewis Telethon and donated a percentage to this charity, it would make for good public relations. The turnout for the event would provide enough money for costs and probably leave a profit for the sponsors. I would be glad to discuss this further. Please write me at Rt. k Box 276-H, Bryan, Texas 77801. Ross Hancock REPUBLICAN ALTERNATIVE Editor; The Republican Party in Texas will be dealing with all the major issues throughout its 1980 caucus and convention process, starting in February. That Republican leadership which will be emphasizing human rights can use all the help it can get. Readers who want to participate in the Republican Party and have a positive effect on Republican policy and platform may contact the Republican Alternative Committee for details. We will see that you are put in touch with those in your area who are working toward the same ends. WILL TEXAS SENATORS CO-SPONSOR GAY EMPLOYMENT BILL? An employment protected bill barring discrimination against persons on the basis of sexual orientation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. Senator Paul Tsongas (D-MA) believes such discrimination "is arbitrary and unjust" against gay people in employment. The bill makes "no moral judgements about homosexuality and does not establish special privileges, such as gay job quotas." Other U.S. Senators agreeing to co-sponsor are Lowell P. Weicker (R-CT) and Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY). The American Civil Liberties Union has sent letters to all U.S. senators urging support of this legislation. Many major corporations have already stated that they will not discriminate against gays, e.g., AT&T, Dupont, Ford Motor Company, and IBM. U.S. Senator John Tower and Lloyd Bentsen must hear from YOU'.' Write and ask them to co-sponsor the Tsongas bill, S-2081. Regardless of whether it is one or 100,000 persons who are victimized by such discrlm- • ination, there exists a demonstrated need for the legislation. If more information is desired, write or call TGTF, P.O.Box 2036, Universal City, Texas 78l148, phone 512/655-372*4. Also, please mail a copy of your letter, along with the senators' responses. The senators' addresses are: The Honorable John Tower lU2 Russell Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Lloyd Betsen 2I4O Russell Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 The Republican Alternative Committee for Texas P.O. Box 225 Austin, Texas 78767 512/1472-2020 LESBIAN/GAY DEMOCRATS MEET The Lesbian/Gay Democrats of Texas, an organization intended to provide communication between, and to coordinate the activities of, lesbians and gay men working within the state and national Democratic parties, held their first statewide Steering Committee meeting in Austin January 12, 1980. The immediate goal of the LGDT is to obtain the appointment of Steering Committee member Bettie Naylor to the committee which will draft the platform which will be presented to the Texas Democratic Convention. Naylor is a long time activist in the Democratic Party, the women's movement and gay rights movement. She was the Human Rights Advocates lobbyist to the 1979 Texas Legislature. Later this spring, the LGDT will be disseminating information on attending precinct conventions and on the process of electing delegates to the county or senatorial district conventions and to the state and national conventions. Steve Thomas and Janna Zumbrun, both of Austin, are the LGDT Co-Chairpersons. Thomas was elected at the Jan-. 12 meeting. A male Steering Committee member from Central Texas will be elected at the Jan. 27 ALGPC meeting. (reprinted from ALGPC NEWSLETTER) Human Rights Advocates P.O. Box 39406 San Antonio, Texas 78239 512/655-3724 YES! I believe In a professional approach to legislative advocacy for gay civil rights in Texas. PLEASE INCLUDE MY NAME ON THE LEGISLATIVE ALERT LIST.
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