G.C.S. Rennovation; Larry Palmer (top)
and Leonard Cazares.
GCS OFFICE REN0\
Six people volunteered time, money, and materials
to renovate the Gay Community Services office in Austin
during January, 1980. Larry Palmer, George, Leo Cazares, Michael, Gerry Tarr, and Francisco gave the GCS
office the first facelift it has received since GCS
opened in 1975.
The crew sheetrocked, taped, patched, and painted
the walls. They scraped up the asphalt tile, removed
the tar adhesive, buffed the wood floor, and varnished
the hardwood to a lovely shine. They stripped the paint
from the window frames and from the door. They varnished the wood window frames, again producing an attrati at ural look. Bulletin boards and events cal-
GCS sponsors a gay youth group which meets at 2:30
p.m. Saturdays in the University Y office. Invite your
under-18 friends to join us. Call UTT-6699 or UlU-l66o
for more info. We have had one meeting so far, with 3
Leadership of the Friday night GCS rap group is
rotating among Dick Ehlert, David Miller, Carr Strong,
and Larry Palmer. Attendance during January has averaged 20.
Friday night attendance at CCAA bowling Jan. 25
was 12 people. . . .Dawn East is planning a
date of Fri. Feb. 8 for a new lesbian rap group at
"Lesbian/Gay Community Services." The new homosexual
womens group will probably meet in the rap group room
adjacent to the University Y office. . . .
A Chicano gay group has formed in Austin. Member;?
have not yet agreed on the name for their new group.
A phone number for contacting the Chicano gays is available at GCS, but only to people who come into the GCS
office in person.
Carl Cochran told how to hurt the movie "Cruising"
when it opens Feb. 15 in the Southwest U.S. In the
Jan. 18-2 U 1980 This Week in Texas, Cochran describes
our part of the national strategy against "Cruising":
1. When you go to see "Cruising," DON'T BUY ANYTHING
FROM THE SNACK BAR; that's where theaters make their
profits. 2. Don't help Cruising gain publicity from
gay pickets or demonstrations. DO NOT DEMONSTRATE OUTSIDE THE THEATER! (Remember The Life of Brian.) 3. Wait
until the third week of its exhibition to go see Cruising - (but do go see it.) h. Boycott Friedkin and
Weintraub's future films and/or records. The idea is
to financially hurt the owner of the theatre that shows
Cruising and to hurt box office attendance at
as well. Encourage film producers to portray
ice, - ieorge,
GCS LISTED IM HOUSTON PHONE DIRECTORY
Homosexual women and men from the Houston area have
been calling and writing to GCS ever since the Austin
gayline appeared in the December '79 Houston telephone
Troy Stokes and Ron Sawey had GCS listed in the
Houston phone book because Houston still does not have
a gay telephone hotline. Houston does have gay political, religious, arid social organizations, including 2
eommunitiy centers, but the fcayou City lacks the nightly
peer counseling and referral service that is offered in
Austin by GCS. (Houston Gay Political Caucus does make
professional referrals, /referrals to professionals/
GCS phone counselors primarily refer Houston callers
to listings in TWT for places and groups to contact.
Welcome to the world of GCS, Houston!
Aust': a half-
ay radio program 'on KUT-F:' y, March 2,
with a tentative timeslot of 12:30 p.m. Carr needs
volunteers to help with this radio project. Call I
in the evenings at ltlil-l*231.
Austin Lambda has a new, enlarged format for its
Feb. '80 newsletter. Michael Fernandes edits the 8-
page publication, which has new, reviews, announcements
and an events calendar.
The Jan. 25-31 '80 TWT. says "Marci Fletcher will
open the metallic 218 Club at that address on 6th
Street on Feb. 23 with Claude Sacha booked for opening
night." . . . Rumor Hazzit hasn't answered their phone
when we've called them during January. . . .
709 east 6th