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Title The Star, No. 11, April 13, 1984
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  • Hyde, Robert
Date April 13, 1984
Language English
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
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  • Austin, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • 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
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript Here's Hart's Response to Gay Questionnaire NEW YORK-Senator Gary Hart (D-Co.), responding to the "84 and Counting" questionnaire issued by a coalition of national lesbian and gay organizations expressed support for "prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation;"said he would extend the mandate of government civil rights agencies to include questions of anti-gay/lesbian bias; and announced that he would issue a general executive order banning discrimination against lesbians and gay men in the federal government. Virginia M. Apuzzo, executive director of the National Gay Task Force, saw par ticular promise in the Colorado Senator's statement that "military employment should not be restricted because of sexual orientation per se." Apuzzo commented, "While I am disappointed that Hart, like former Vice President Mondale, chose to raise the issue of blackmail in the context of gays and lesbians in the military. Hart's conclusion is a strong one, and we hope it represents a solid commitment to eliminate this government-sponsored bias." However, Apuzzo expressed disappointment that Hart has not become cosponsor of the lesbian/gay civil rights bill in the U.S. Senate (S.430). "One measure of the commitment of candidates," she observed, "is to see what they have done in arenas where they already have the power to influence events. Yet Hart has never cosponsored S.430, which would prohibit employment discrimination, even though he responded that he would support legislation 'along the lines' of S.430," she said. But, despite many answers that appeared to be positive, Apuzzo expressed disappointment that "there were several areas that were so vaguely worded as to be the political equivalent of 'the check is in the mail.' The Senator's responses indicated a need for continuing dialogue with ?m. my WW the lesbian/gay community that will make him more responsive to our concerns." The questionnaire was part of "84 and Counting," a voter registration and education campaign by NGTF in conjunction with the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Democratic Clubs, the National Coalition of Black Gays,- the Human Rights Campaign Fund, and the Gay Rights National Lobby. Questionnaires and briefing papers covering a broad range of issues important to the gay/lesbian community—from antidiscrimination policies to health care, and access to administrations and campaigns—were sent to 11 presidential American Soap By Amanda B. Recondwith Awards? Or Just Torts for the Tarts Amanda is just a wreck this week, Dear Fans. after flying all the way back to California to see what she hoped would be a fabulous Academy Awards program, and then finding that it was the most droll event so far this year. That is tbe first time Amanda has ever applauded a stage set over the performers on it. We thought we were just going to die when Herb Albert got up there and played Maniac from Flash Dance on his little trumpet1 And those dancers! All that hooting and whooping nearly made Amanda's hair curl While they girated and spastically jumped around like epileptics, Amanda couldn't help but be thankful for the wonders of modern maxl pads! Of course, the worst thing of all was Frank Sinatra, literally fumbling his way through the whole program. We have never thought Ol' Blue Eyes was actually blind, but with the incredible difficulty he had in reading the cue cards, he's either blind or illiterate. The Academy is so reminiscent of the Soviet Politburo because they are all powerful, and very old' We know that people eventually grow older, but the geriatric entertainment was startling The best thing was seeing the dresses on the actresses And why is it that with all the money in the world, people like Irene Cara still look like they've been starving on a street corner for the last eight years? Hollywood fashion anticipates the geography by creating dresses that look like they've already been soiled and shredded by the falling wreckage of a major earthquake! There were many questions Amanda had to ask Did Cher not smile during the whole evening because she was angry over not getting Best Supporting Actress, or was she just hiding her teeth? Did Sissy Spacek really kick Gene Kelly back stage because he had said that she looked like a'country girl wrapped in pta&itcf, Was Johnny Carson really miserable because of painful jock Itch? And Who was that incredibly articulate and intelligent tiny woman who won Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Year of Living Dangerously? Oh well, another year, another strange Academy Awards. Amanda talked to Shlriey MacLalne and found that she was truely happy about her Oscar. She felt it was really due her, especially since she didn't win anything for Woman Times Seven. Robert Duvall was totally smug about his winning the Best Actor award. He has this big thing about Country Western singers We think there may be something going on between him and Willie Nelson. Amanda's friend, Dyan Cannon, said once that poor Willie spent just hours in front of a mirror, greasing his hair with buffalo fat and tying it into braids. She said it made the love scenes so earthy She also says that DdVall has been seen on the beach, putting a strange substance on his skin for a tan, and rumor has it that it is also buffalo fat! HMMMM. — D — Actually, Dear Fans, this whole week has been a real low for television Have any of you bothered watching the story of George Washington? Amanda nearly sank a panty when she saw that Patty Duke Astin was playing Martha Washington!! What is this country coming to? I mean, Patty is a fine actress, but the wife of one of the Adams Family playing the wife of George Washington is almost too frightening Then, of course, we have a Charlie's Angel playing George's life-long lover We could almost see her in her horizontal hoop skirt, straddling and whipping a gun out of her corset and yelling. "Freeze, or I'll powder your wig with lead!" The whole movie moved with all the excitement of snail sex, except for one part where they showed the Hussars tracking down the Patriots and bayoneting them to death with lots of screams and grunts and gurgles. It was totally disgusting, and the change from comatose banality to livid violence was most disagreeable. — D — Amanda talked to her friend Joan Collins, who said that she really enjoyed her visit with Barbara Walters. It turns out that Barbara is really , quite a nice, person after all, and wqujd.you believe that her'speech impediment is a ruse! It's true! She told Joan that the reason shetalks with a lisp is so she could be hired way back when women couldn't get work easily as anchorpeople She heard that her network had already hired a Black woman, so she threw all that shoe polish away; then she heard that they had already hired a woman in a wheel chair. and she was terribly disappointed to find that she couldn't return the one she had bought. Well, the only minority the network hadn't hired was someone with a lisp, and that's how she got where she is today! Of course, once she got in, the rest was easy. — □— Amanda would like to know if Jane Fonda is really that together. Barbara told Joan, who told us. that before the interview, Jane had been dressed in leather breeches, with some strange gas-mask device on her head, protesting the chemical warfare between Iran and Iraq. Then, she went up to change for the interview and came down looking like a liberal California politician's wife. You know. Shiny bouncy hair, big white eyes, glossy lips, peasant dress, into aerobics and gardening and raising kids, etc etc. — o — Well, it was nice getting ouf of California anyway. Things there are just far too weird for Amanda Everywhere we turn out there, there is some camera pointing at us. Life there is nothing but acting, and the whole state is a stage Kind of a universal three dimensional fantasy, complete with avocado dip. Granota bars, roller skates, and occasional earth tremors to remind everyone of their mortality — D — So we returned to Texas to drink m another form of more tangible reality Shrinks Say Savers Mindless People are just as interested in saving a penny as in saving a dollar, says Psychology Today That's what a New York tire company bund out when it made an error on its monthly coupon mailing Instead of a buck discount, the coupon offered only a rent The sumo number of new customers still came in. April 13, 1984 / The Star 3 Austin Soap By Tututu Divine Sippin' Mint Juleps with the Help Ho, hum! Such a boring week. Just got back from L.A. The Academy Awards were simply droll. I've never been so bored in my life. Did you notice that even the musical director Quincy Jones left in the middle of the show? That's the first time I've ever applaued a stage. and were not talking about the people on it. And, my dears, I thought Divine was vain, but Frank Sinatra wouldn't even use his glasses to read the cue cards. Then maybe he's just getting senile! So much for "doing it my way." No sooner I had just thrown the hat box down after returning from my visit, but Agatha came shrieking into the room, with tons of gossip. I had to give her a hit of poppers to get her to control herself Frankly. I think she had just had too much to . drink at the Backstreet Basic's happy hour -> I 11 ! I Jim, bartender at Uncle Charlie's grand opening last month Either that, or she had maxed out on cruising at The Crossing, where David is celebrating his first year. Or was that the Green Parrot? She was slobbering so—in that little way she has—that I really couldn't understand her. Knowing Agatha, she probably hit all three in the same night. — o— By the next morning. Agatha was her old self again. She told me Myra and Davey are still doing it right at Austin's Alternative with many shows and events being planned for this spring. It has to top the Oscars. My god! —d— As a matter of act, the hottest actress was not in LA., but right here. Jimmy James was doing Marilyn Monroe at Oz while the stars on the west coast were doing Jimmy James — D— Time out! Wait at minute! Agatha just slipped me a note She was sucking on a mint julep and didn't want to break the flow. Yes. Here it is. "To Jim at Dirty Sally's Thanks again! All my love." Signed—G.M Hmmmm?Q.M.?Ouintin Martin. Wasn't he a hot television producer' — Q — I'm suddenly very high—and sleepy. Can you get a contact high off mint juleps? Bye Republicans Need to Change Image Senator Paul Laxalt has warned bis fellow Republicans they'd better shake their country club image, but he's having some problems getting his point across, reports the Washington Post. Writing in a magazine called Republicans Abroad. Laxalt said. "We've got this unfortunate image that most Republicans ride around in Mercedes-Benzes and eat quiche." Unfortunately, pf the 24 photographs in the magazine, 11 were of Republicans wearing tuxedos.
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