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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 013
Transcript 12 Con ■ ; -- '-,_--.■ ■■:.:■: :■:■'. ■-.- pearing at the Varsitj Jan. -Feb. '( for its second run in Austin. This-French-Ital nan homosexual couple has grossed $35-7 million at the international box office so far. The story involve. -aged gay couple who r . Tropez transvestite nightclub. The son of one of then his bride-to-be and her parents to dinner, :emonium erupts. with the Associated Press' Bob Thomas, Ugo Tognazzi, who : lato, the boy's father, confided that he had been concerned about how homosexuals would react to the film. He had appeared in a movie a few years earlier which had been attacked .- because the character Tognazzi played was a transvestite entertainer, portrayed as a tormenl marginal member of society. However, Tognazzi said that when La Cage Aux Folles opened in Italy, homosexuals there who had been ready to campaign against it, saw the film and liked it. The actor stated that "the president of their organization appeared on television wil :;aid it was sympathetic to their members." Austin gays who have seen •: :■:■_-'-.• have told me "Mr. Broderick, I'm Eve Seltzer and I'd like to talk to vou about becoming your fag hag. " NGTF PROTESTS "HOMOSEXUALS" On December 18, ABC News presented "Homosexuals," a documentary. The National Gay Task Force has decided to protest the film for the following reasons: 1. The documentary claims to represent a summary portrait of lesbian and gay life in America, but it does not. 2. Lesbians are underrepresented throughout the film, once again promoting the notion that women are■insignificant in comparison to men in the gay community, 3. The personal suffering shown is intensified by a maudlin and sentimental musical score, U. The film excludes gay experience's of pride and power, thus reducing the diversity of gay experience. 5. The producer and ABC News refused to honor their agreement to let NGTF preview the program. The Co-Executive Directors of NGTF said that "we do not in any way want to condemn the courageous contribution made by those lesbians and gay men who were willing to share their stories..." But they also feel that the experiences "teache3 all of us a hard lesson," "Until we can win assurances that agreements will be kept by ABC, the lesbian and gay community should exercise extreme caution in contracts with ABC News." IGNA NEW GAY NEWSPAPER FOR SAN ANTONIO "We've had other newspapers circulating throughout San Antonio from other cities," explains Michael Poor, editor of the River City Journal, but now there is a definite need for a new concept in both editorial and advertising content to serve the people in our community. Co-owner Pete Peterson says the strong community demand for a local gay paper is responsible for the establishment of the River City Journal. The first issue was distributed in December 1979 to key places in the greater San Antonio area. It is hoped it wiI eventually spread throughout South Central Texas. San Antonio organizations are heavily involved with the paper. The Journal plans to support all community efforts and bring them to the general public's attention. The River City Journal is being distributed in Austin by The Hollywood,
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