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Title Connections, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 1981
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  • Olinger, James K.
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Date April 1981
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
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  • Austin, Texas
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Transcript 2 CONNECTIONS 240 I Manor Rd Apt 118, Austin TX 78722 4 74 1660 Hours: 6- 10 pm Ed.tor/Publisher Jim Olinger Asslsulnt Editor ••• Wll'jde Frey Gr11phlcs • • Don Jack$on Photognsphy •...•. Carr St1ong Typesetting . Krlstufl Grephics National Advertising • Jo4o Disabato Rivendell Marketing Co. 666 6th Ave New York. NY 10010 212/242·6863 CONNECTIONS is the monthly mcganne for gay women and men In Austln and Texas. We welcome your contributions or news. feeture urtlcles. fiction. poeuy, letters. line dnswlngs and photogrephs. If return or acknowledgement Is desired. please en dose a stcmped. sdf·eddressed envelope Atticles - Debra Ree Cohen. Brannon Dvane Lars E1ghner. Wa1de Frey, E.lltot Green Jim Olinger and Dr. Ronald &iwey Pictures - Dor.Jackso" Michael Leonard, J m 01 oger Alan Pogue and Carr Stlong PubhcatlOns - A.\etro Times. '.\om Guess What. Roll "9 Stone end Th1S Week n Texas CONNECTIONS is a member of the Q11y Press A$$0Clallon GAY COMMUNITY SERVICES I NFOR lATI Ori R~~ERRALS PEER COUllSELI NG l 233 ~u __,-.. 477-6699 •••I x ll::>i;rs: c;,-lv f. -- --- ~- -- f CONNECTIONS Becomes Independent This is CONNECTIONS' first issue as an Independent publica!IOl'I. We are no longer associated 11.1th Oay Community Se1"1ces or the University YMCA/YWCA We feel that CONNECTIONS must be an independent business in order to serve the entire AuStln gey community. We have en1oyed being a program of Qay Com mumty Services. but it's tlme to le11ve the nest II you want to see YOUR news in CONNECTIONS, 1ust tell us about IL Our phone number and mailing address are In the box to the left. CONNECTIONS will be awarding $5 and 11n Oral Majority bumper stlcker to the most interesting piece of news submitted by a reader each month. This is~ue al'IO introduces the CONNECTIONS new look." Many thanks to F rande Stull and Kristull Graphics for typeSetting end productJOn as$istance We're very excited about oil ~se dl.inge$ We hope they'll help us serve Austin better. Thanks for your support Response to AMERICAN STATESMAN 'Gay Paradise' Article The l\USllN AMERICAN STATESMAN ran 11 front ·page article on Sunday, March 8, titled Homosexuals Comfortable In Austin - City Tolensnt of Ufestyles." by Dick Stanley. Some of the people Stanley Interviewed said they regard Austin as a kind of heaven for homosex1.u1ls. De. Ronnld Sawey, 11 professor at Southwe~ TeXlls SUlte Univcr· slty in San Marcos. wrote the followinq response to the article. wfoch the Sf A TES· MAN chose not to pnnl I !'!'Tl deep!y apprPOalive of lhe t·m· and energy Dick Sta!'lley took to prepare h.s erode nbou• gay people In Austin. Mucto of what "'-IS n thQ artic:le w;is q le on point and even 1n pmng. Janna lumbrun was nght when she Insisted on the importance cl corrmg out It 1s Impossible to t"Xpect CMI nghts when you are un.. I rl1J to fight for them Tlle older bus rn:ssman sa!d something mport.art when he pointed out that gays oppress U1emselves by toking on nd1culous stereotypac:ul manne!lsm~ or by hid ng out under the camouflage of wife and ch ldren There are other ways In which IA<e oppress ourselves. One of these 1s to delude ourselves into pretending that things are Ideal .. hen they ere in fact. only better thal' elsewherl!' Another 1s to insult and deml.'1m members of our own group. Dan. the enterer. falls into both of these trups. He goes on at great length <ibout how d sc1pline 1s U1e key to succes5 ond about hov. h s soc la!!) prom nfflt c ients don l core about his being gay. Of course. this 1s the same m.rn who disparages drag queens and would'l t resid"' with gays so as not to be tempted to "party all the time.' It seems strange that the socially elite straight people would be free of onti-gey prejudice when the g11y caterer, h1msdf, IS filled with il Also, we don't really know II U1e upper crust is so sophisticated becausf' Donald has not been quoted by n11me. Another el<llmpll!' of the pcthetic: need 10 insult others comes from Kenny Sacha. He buys into the misogynist folly that men can do nnylh1rg bet•er than won1l'rl S cha hM obviously not read Masters 11nd Johnson, who d1SC1>11ered that women are better lovers of women than men are (CA T npp makes the ScJme observ.,uon.) Apparentlv he ls e'so unaware that Lly Tomlin does impressions of men. Sacha's remarks sh011.0 ignorc'lce as well as a need to put down. Janra Zumbrun s contt>ntlon that ~pie are afraid to Ix> open about being gay 1s entirely 11ccurete I leach nt the university level. As I contemplate signing my name to thts letter, I nm 1110oare !Mt many people be {'lie that open hon'IOSCXU 's have no place In the educatJonal procen There 1s some possibility th111 these folk~ might try to oet me fired A more like!) but still unjust consequcnc.e 1s that I Wlll suffer a loss n social stand ng when people who th nk that I nm straight d1sc:cwer that I am gay. Sincerely, Ronald M Sl1wcy International Black and White Convention SAN FRANCISCO - Bb<.k and \I. t: te '.\en Together, the mte racial support group, .. 111 llold rts fir~ lntematJonal con vertJon In !:>an Francisco. June 25-28. The recent svt.ng 10 Ille Right hlls c:re11ted a ne"" - ond frighten ng - chma•e for mrnonues. particularly Blocks. a spokes­man said SC>day PasSJVC re<ictlOn to rac.1sm 1s no lonner l.'nough. Whet 5 needed 1s 11 more public sense of lnlerrnc,;il concern BWMT founded Just over a )'Car ago. already has ct-iapters m 24 American cities and m London. England Further mfor mauon Is avnlillble directly from BWMT, 279 Collingwood, San Frenclsco C11lif 94114 ' ~ J ~ I ' J I, I} CONNECTIONS 3 FCC Upholds Robison Cancellation DALL.AS - In a landmark decision. the Federal Communleauons Commission. by un;;lmous vote, found an uppeal by the Jam~ Robison Evangcl1col Association to ~without merit, on February 2.?. 1981. The FCC upheld the nght of D.illas st.Jt1on WFM·TV 10 cancel the James Robison Evangehcal Hour following an anti·gay broadcast. On Februdl) 25. 1979. James Robison. a ti>levision minlMer based in Odil.is. preached a sermon on 'mordlity" which was largely a one· sided view of homoscxudhty. fhe fol· lowing day. wr M ·TV tcrmlnnted the series (since reinstdted), stdting that It believed religious programs should not deal with controversial issueq of pubhc lmportanc-e. WFM's ilCtion was ba5ed on the Fairness Doctrine 11nd Personal Attack Rule and w.is ldken following a Personal Attack com plaint by the Dc1llc1s Gdy Pol1ltcal Caucus. James Robison fill!d 11 complaint against WFM with the FCC's Complillnh dnd Compliance Division which ruled in Feb· ruary, t 980. thot no nction was warranted. WFM·TV dc<:lined to defend Its action before the full Comm1s5lon Con~oqul!ntly, the National G11y Task Force ond the Dallas Gav Pohtiail Caucus joined to oppose the Robison complaint 'This acuon by the FCC 1s an affirmation of the prlnoplt' of fairness and equity lor e11l embod1<'d in the rersonul Attack Ruic and Fa1me!>S Doctrine," commented NGTF Co· D1re<:tors Charles f Bryt.lon and Lu« a Vale.ska ·To the extent that electronic prea<"hers hold anti gay views, they 11re on notice that use or the pubh :i1rwavt>~ to spreml lh1•1r bl<l)e<J point ol view will not go unchallenged We call on st<itlon me1n· .igm1ents to be :.peclally vigll1mt for one· MCCA Senior Prom April 26 The fir:>! activity by the Metropolitan Community Church of Austin (MCCA) in Its building fund c11mpaign will be a formal senior prom at 8:00 p.m~ Sunday Apnl 26. Theme for the prom. which will bl' held at The Hollywood. 304West4th,1s "A Night in Casablanca." Remembt!r the date you took to the prom? This time you can take the date you really wanted ! Tuxedos or formal gowns, whichever you prefer, are urged to be worn. There will be a booth for photos with your date and corsages will be sold. To apply for prom king and/or queen, you must be in a tuxedo or a formal. The prom king and/or queen will be chost!n by a lottery. at S l a chance. Only 300 tickets for the prom are avail• able at $6 each. Tickets may be purchased at D~n·s Office Equipment, Hot Lips, Rain· bow Works. Bookwomcm, and at MCCA Ttekets will be available at the door the night of the prom, if there are any left Q's Tuxedos. 2426 Guadalupe, is offer· ong special discounts for the MCCA Prom. Their basic black tuxedo will rent for $20, and other colors or styles -...ill be $5 off Henry's Memrys. 423 East 6th, has a good selection of inexpensive evening gowns for sale. sided presentations of the gay is~ue In religious programmmg. Gay rights or>d related subjects are controverstal issues of pubhc importance. Station managers have a duty to apply the Fairness Doctnne by offering local gay organizations an .op­portunity to respond NGTF' wfll n"l$1 IOC"I gdy organizations that experience difficulty with a broadcast licensee." Thts Wt-t•1 111 r .. -'or. Metropolitan Community Church of Austin SENIOR SUNDAY APRIL 26th 8tol2p.m. PROM AD--""-.J~~~"~.:~~~~;~TS 6.00 per person HOT LIPS RAINBOW WORKS BOOK WOMEN DAN'S OFFICE EQUIPMENT FORMAL WEAR ENCOURAGED MCO\ Senior Prom Goers; (clockwise from left) Cheri /'1l1ler, Wally Hargrave. Robin Camp, and Allan 5hilne model tuxedos from Qs Tuxedos and a-emng gowrt5 from Henry's Nemrys. Oral Majority Reaches Austin Bob Kunst of Gainesville, Flondo. vi!11ted Austin on Mcirch 11 to announce the rorm11t1on ot rhe Ornl Mlljonty, en organ ization which opposes the Moral Majority by educating Amencans about alternative lifestyles. Kunst said. "Its our patriotic responsi· bllity to organize the enormous backlash to Jerry Falwell, who is neither moral nor repre~nt.abve of o maionty. Its lime for u~ to initJate the process of letting them resist U!... .. The Oral Majority favors ~ual freedom. treedom of rnformation. and free enter· prise, and opposes all victimless crime laws. Kunst s group was successful in getting the Privacy Rights Act passed in Florid11 In November, 1980. Florida 1s now one of only four stateS ~1th such a constJtu· tional amendment. whkh says: All natural persons have the nght to be left al<>rn! and free from government intrusion Into their private hves.' The privacy act passed by 600.000 votes. Kunst ~1d The gay rights activist pomted out that people opposed to the Privacy Rights Act had i;a1d "This is gomg to legalize gay right,, prostitution, pornography and mari· Junn11 "Kun~t replied, Of course. And 11 will abo keep the bedroom snoopers out of our bedrooms, and everybody's bedrooms." Kun\I said th .. lt!Ct'nl burning of rock 'n' roll record~ by religiou~ fundamentalists in Waco convinci>d him that Texas was a good plHce to :start his national movement He 5111d such oct1ons are • trying to tell people how to live and love. and that smacks of communism. · 'Tm Part or the Oral Ma;ority bumper stickers and buttons are OV111lable from CONNl:.CTIONS. Send $1.25 for each tern end a large, i>elf·addressed, stamped envelope to CONNECTIONS, 2401 Ma"°' Rd Apt. 118. Austin TX 78722.. Austin Gay League Forming The first meeting to org11nize 11 dty-~lde league of Austin gay busme:.ses bnd organizations was held nt Tex s Colorado Strt't't Bar on Sunday March 22. J 981 fen individuals. represenung Ausun Lambda, the Austin Le;bian Gay Political Ceucus CONNECTIONS. Gay Community Ser vices the Gay Students Organization of the University of Texas at Austin. and St Charles Gift Shop, were pre,.~nL Suggested 11ctivities for the league, which will be s1m1lor to Houston's 1 avern Guild, Included organlZing Gay Pride Weck. fund· raising for chantable organizations for good community publicity, end pubhshing a list of gay bust~ The next meeting has ~n set for Apnl 12 at the UT Texas Union Sugge>ted agenda Items for the April 12 meeting include choosing 11 name for the group end organizing o Gay Pride Week committee. For more information. can Lynn May et 837·5928. Dobie Tearoom Dangerous Austin attorney Douglas D. Behrendt warns there is 11 great danger of being arrested for sexual actrvtty m the publ c restroom at Dobie Center near the UT Austin campus. Security guards at the center recently arrested certain persons In the restroom The guard claims he observed the tlleg.il activity through " one w.lY mirror, but refuses 10 allow an e~amrnalion of the mirror. A court order will bt' requested to pennit an examlNltion of the mmor by defense counseJ. Meanwhlle. all persons should base their behavior In the rcsuooms on the assumpllons thllt the one·way m rror doe" exbt and that their octJVilies may be ob!.erved by security guards. Sexual actiV1ty in a public restroom Is 11 serious m1:><lcmeanor of public lewdness The nuoomum punishment for the offense is one year and/ or a. fine of up ;o 0 $2.0?'J. 4 SUNDAY SOCIAL wi~· FREE BEER. 4-8pm l OPM SHOW with ' KITTY UlTER and ALVINA GREASE CONNECTIONS ALGPC Candidates Night March 24 THURSDAY SHOW lOPM MISS RIKI SABRINA ROSS I Dallas Gay Alliance by l "lol Green The Dallas G11y Political Caucus changed Its mime to the Dall.JsGayAlhancef.\drch8, 1981 The name ch11nge came 11bout ofter 11 hiu! hour debate on the mdus1on of the word 'lesbian' m the new namC' The organimton changed Its name to Dallas Gay Alliance because of the groups growing lnvolY(.'!Tlent m uc.!JYIUes. outside the politic.al re11tm and because m;my people felt the name Gay Political Caucus wa~ m1slead1ng and prevented many members of the commun ty from getting involved ,.ldr. i GCS Gains CETA Employee Gay Community SeMces. the peer· counselling and refC'rrlll service for gays m Austin. 9111ncd 11 Volunteer Coordinator/ Community l.iats0n person m March. Working with GCS as p.:irt of the Un111er5ity Y staff, fred Ucun ls the first paid staff person GCS has held. Fre<fs salary ts funded through the Comprehensive Em· ployment Training A<:t (CETA), ii federal pro<Jr&m clue to expire September 30. 1981 OCS Is one of the few <JllY organ 1zauons tn the history of the CETA progr<im to have hod o CfTA employee on its staR Fight Back! You have a cl11mce to ~trike bd<:K di the Moral M11jorlty, but you have to tc1ke It right now In fact. 1f 11' 5 uftrr Aprll 4 forget 1t It s alrc.idy over lherc arc seven candidates 111 the mayor and cny council elections who hove been endorsed by the Au\11n Lesbian Qay Political Caucus 11nd who support gay causes Several of our aindldat~ hove Mor11l MaJonly·supported opponents. who 11re running well.fman< ed 11nd Wt'll organized campi!ign$ Whicl't cund dates do you want running Ausun for the next two years' [lections arc won by being able to organize the voters. not simply by being right The candidate who hos the most people making phone calls to voter~ d1sulbutmg literature and taking people to the polls on elc<11on day, is the one who usually v.ins. Thts Is a un1e v.tien YOO. 11 single individual cun make 11 big difference You arc needed despc:ratcly, NOW, in these critical la>t days ot the C'lectlon. Plcnsc volunteer to tu•lp Bob Binder and the ALGPC-<!ndorsed candidate 1n your precinct It may he the be~l thing you do tor yourself this year legal Services in Civil and Criminal Matters DOUGLAS ~ BEHRENDT ATTORNEY AT LAW ll~ st And rson L ne ... i.ite 2J1, Au tu. ,x 78751 !hvn~: )ffic~ 458 - 9~ 8; ldenc 443-246l LICENSED TO PRACTICE ~·J IN TEXAS SINCE' 1~9 CONNECTIONS VOTE Saturday, April 4 Austin Lesbian/Gay Political Caucus Endorsed Candidates Bob Binder _ Mayor Mike Guerrero _ _ City Council place 1 Roger Duncan City Council place 2 Marcos DeLeon City Council place 3 Richard Goodman City Council place 4 John Trevino City Council place 5 L Charles Urdy City Council place 6 The ALGPC Candidates Suppor t: Full civil right11 for lesbians and gay men Including gnyK in fair housing ordinance Repeal of Section 21.06 of lhe Texa11 Pt.>nal Code Human relations training on gay il<l<Ue11 for rt'le\'nnt cit~ per,.onnel VOTES ARE VOICES Paid Poltt1cal Adwrltwm~nt by R" tC1 Counc man Tr..wio Comm ,., Judy ~ s 11easurtr 606 Iii r .. , ft Comm tt~• lo Ei«t M ke G =•ro Ca Bo ner ttc r 714 V. ::.JX!h: Friends of Bob B nd<f Bob B nd<" tr<n•urer 1209 :->u•C• R1Chnrd Goodman Comp<1 gn; Fr•nk lvi: tteasur<T I :i04 l.a•a<:• CM~ l C.. p<1:gn F ncl. Ben D~ Sr tw (<og1<1 Duncan <"am1>tt19n fund, HoU<"r Duncan tr"asurt'r 25.36 ~ Longrct.S, Commlth!~ 10 [!~ct MArCOS Del.ean S4 R~nieno.. tren.sur J 211 E. F n . . . .... .. t'41 5 .. 6 CONNECTIONS The dlsplay windows of three Ausun businesses. wtuc.h have been accused of dep1ctm9 and helping promote violence ag!tlnst \l.'OmCn. ha-we been repeatedly \~'.Ida zed CNer the last two years Anger sadness and frustratiOn are all evident \l.TICf' the thrte store owners dis cu;s thear..., ndow d!Splays. The> all believe thc11 displays are harmless and feel they are what have made St. Charle<> Gift Shop famous f>\ayor Carole McClellan told him that when ~he brings visitors to Sooh Street. she alweys pomts out Je.rry s windows In 1979 Jerry mSllll ed o Peeping Tom wind°"' displdy. ft:atunng h15 mannequin Donna Louise Vandals ~lued ncw$J>apers over lhe front of the St Charles display wind°"'~ and painted Dep;cting violence My wmdows are what have m.ide SL Chdrles famous. - Jerry Sh.iw --- 1x'1ng anacked by a 'handful of cranes who th nk they ore appl)'lng lcrmmst p11ndplcs. All three bus1n~s owners received numerous complaints about the displays. from both individuals and groups Jeny Shaw, owner of St Charles Gott Shop. 316 E 6th. and Sally Pharr. of Henry's Memrys, 423 E. 6th. received 11 letter from Austin Lambda, 11 gay organtzatJon, expre~ing the concern that the Windows you displayed at Ha loween ~. both directly and sul:>- 1 m nally to promote violence agmnst people - especially women .Je1ry Sha"" sa)'1I his window displays are aga·nst women creates 1t on the news papers. The glue l!Oilked in end ruined the glass. Jerry had to have It replaced On Halloween of 1979 the display windows at The Maya. 1616 L.avnca, were smashed Owner Doug Martin says he got a lot of hostile cnucism from women for that partlcu!ar display (which had been done by 8 woman) for men's shorts Three kmale m11nnequin5 were dressed In mens r.hirts ... ,th no pants. They had paper sacks over their heads. were tied together ...,,th a rope, and had tiny toy 50ld1ers at their feet. sug~ting they were pnsoners of war Responding to the cnuasm and \'lln da ·sm, Doug says. Some wom .. n arc more concerned about their identity about \I.ho th~ are. than a!:>out the r bellllVK>r about ... tiat they are doing In Marth. 1981. the displ.ly 11. ndows at The Maya had three ho!..~ in them. proba~ from a~ n:Jes. The ma~emot had let the w1ndows rema n that \I.II) for a rnontr Two of Ht'nry ~ f>\::'T'~ windows"'"'" hdttNed by a bnck thrOW'.nrJ cou~ on a motorC}d or Hallo\l.l'cl' of 198C The t c ks bro~ a couple of arrrs ff 5d I> s 1940 s m.111n~ums How rd and '>ally Pharr de.ined LP tl-e mess u'.l' 5 00 a ,,., I he couple on U1e motorcycl broke out the &t <.t>arles d1~piav 0 1.\indo"' n•on en''> Jter Sa ly Pl>dr SdY~ tr pt:'I•« •JI 1 her t v.:is tt>c S<JtTle ptCOpl the MIT'" 11)~ of) bntks & iy report, shC' had r phor <:1115 ard V1SIU l ~ ~ .... E"CI' W'f'd:>ll< d Y October ,CJSO T'1e w 11dow tt IMTUle l"\anll('qums ..., t p thC' \I.omen :> .:'l!)r, Sa I> say had sorr.• ma e mannequ ns. cwh1Ch I 11e never been oble to find in usable concitlon) tt probably would have been different I d:dn t even do the "'1ndows myself. As much of a feminist as I am, I didn t think al'l)'thmg about the windows other than gory, scary H.lllowcen. JerrySha11o says. Anywindowsfvedone that had \1olent aspects had humorous aspects as ... en In the Peeping Tom W\ndow a male mannequin WllS reaching though vcnetJao bltnds and pulling flowers out of a 11;1~ Tre Hz loween Window that w.is broken, deptcted a wOMan hanging from 11 rope I had reramlc egq; With arm~ on them rn1W. ng up the •ope wh1rh made that WlndO\I. 11('1) stronqe Halloweer> s a ume of tre macabre A f 1end of mine did th • window Tt>e sui<.1dl' note left by the munneqi..111 said Sorry <.ou1dn t make the tia!lowC('n party I got hunq up " A womon was on eyew1tne:.s to tht' .itta< k on St Che•le~ wmdows Accordin!J to ... env Shaw and the Austin police. the woman saw a man and a woman QI" a rnot"'>rcyd!.' She "'11511eurty hot by one of the bnc.ks the woman threw She got a lic .. nse nuMb<.'r but missed SOfTle of th• numbers on 1t She had heard the sound of Henry s Memrys wind~ lx'ing broken two blocks 1111/lf'/ only mome"'.lts before <;ally Sii~ leader~ of large femin st groups m Austin hke the Henry s Memrys ..., ndOW$ Sally has two letters condemrung her window disp~ taped to her cash reg1~er A woman lobbyist et the State Ceprtol saw them and told Sa1ly she knows one of the letter \I.Titers.. Sally says" She said she couldn't believe that nice. sweet girt tuld written a letter like that The lobbyist told me she had seen my \l.10dows and r.he loved them She thought they were 11 hoot She sald she would make some mqutnes about mywmdows Jerry Shaw and Sa ;y Pharr are offering a $500 reward for Information leading to the arrest £lld conviction of the person or persons \I.TIO broke out their store windows on October 31, 1980. For deta Is. call 474 6428 or 418 5598 '>ally S<lys. We truly hope sotTle roice hont'st person Wiii come forv.ard to give us ~ome Information Austin Lamhd11 fuli., supporu th s effort to catch lht'" vandals Roy OakC"s ~tatw W abl>o1 violence, 1nck1d1ng llie vurdal1sm Iii.it was cornm1ued nqa1n these bus· [1('~('5." Sally feels like U•C' women who were involved with this believe they i:re working for equal rlg'its. B~ resorting to VlolenC'E' ilQcJmst nw, they ore trymq to lllkc- away my l'qUlll rights The Henry s Memrys owner hlld been receMl"g phone calls and Visits befor!.' Halloween. from srr .ill groups who came by the store to tell l"W! they did not l.ke my Windows They said I mu~t rot ha any sense to d pKt violen<"e ag;i n~ women I got several phone ~Its ut the shop and so did my husbond I finally got llr\.-d of 11 and started hanging up Sally does flX'l lntlmld.ited, but she says I Will continue to do my Windows as I 'VIOLENT' WINDOWS VANDALIZED by Wayde Frey St Ch.ul<»' owner Jerry Shaw outside uandaliLed ·Peeping Tom .. ~~~ - pleose This harrossment is the same kind of thing the Mofla does In New York City in running protection rackets. It's sad to think that misguided people In Austin sink to the mobster level of violence and vandalism to make o political poinl" Peaceful opposition to the displays continued. Sally says. "Two women from Austin l ambdo ciime to see me in November, 1980. after my windows were broken out They were very nice. We hod a good, intelligent d1scuss1on, bul I'm afraid that when they left, they felt like they had not been able to get their point across 'They told me that there had been a lot of rapes and violence against women going on In this country. They felt my Halloween window encouraged violence against women. I did not agree with them." In January, 1981, the St Charles Gilt Shop windows were shattered again. The female mannequin in the display window was bald and was wearing 11 51mple red evening dress. The next morning a famous hairdresser showed models with shaved heads on the Phil Donahue Show on 1V. He said bald women were the look of the future Jeri} Shaw says he ne-. er heard from fe!T'lnists when he had a Gay Pride Week window 1n 1980 llllth two female mannequ ns wearing tuxedos dnnklng champagne, and embracing. He adds. Nor did feminists give me any en· ouragcment or support "'hen I did the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay R1gh~ windo"' in 1979 with the female mannequin. the surtcase and the large travel poslN with the U.S. Capitol in the bdckground ' In lacl shortly illtN the SL Cnarles store windows were ruined by the glue and paper • in 1979, the feminist radio program Foce the Music on KUT·FM told their listeners to "boycott a certain g1ftshop on Sixth Streel .. ~rry responded With .. a window that had the female mannNJuin <.mashing a radio with 11 hammer, and a sign that read "Donna Louise faces the music.' ·· Alter Sally's and Jerry's shop windows were broken at Halloween 1n 1980, an Austin 1V ~talion came to Sixth Street and recorded 11 videotape segment about the incident for the 6:00 p.m. news. Jerry and Sally also received the following letter: St Chert,,1 (;ta 316 E4't 5'"1h ~ AU>I n TeM• 78701 4 N""'""1be' 1980 At our "'°"""!>ft 3rd A.nrwig Mttting U... AUJlln Lambda C-dinoion r!> m<n. 4 ...,,._. Pfes<OM) agtttd IO tt<pOnd In ,.fl!lng IO yo<r ,.,,._ conlto""fY Rt>pOOCl>ng on "rtt.ne ,. nol "'8nl lo >ttm ~but IO be ..n that our <ommunlcollOnS ore open. accessible end cleor \I. c ""nt )'OU IG ""°"Iha!~ he.-. woei..d our reloi.onlh1p .. 11h your •hop Jnlhr p<t>t and want IO (JflOOU<" lhat frlondship ·~, .... ,,., >lrongl)I agrtt" th""'~ C•P'"""' 10 you that the •ind<I"~ )'OU 7 &~d at~ help both & an<: s.ublimlnolty IO ~ \'IOlence am l)>I pcop1o ~ on u... St c~ ~ ct .;olcncc !hon ""' -=> ~ ~.depi<~ We look ton.erd 10 COnllml<'d fncndshJp and would be happy to talk about this further W• s_trlC~_ hope you will ,co_n\,l.C .l.e r_ nao llAont9tt.f when K 1> ~rou• ID the I""> ol people. AU>\ln Lambda C-dtMtor• 603 WUI I 2111 Street Contact i'IK'M<>I F•mand .. copy toe Henry> 1'\emiyJ Emma Lou Linn Jerry Shaw re~nts the pressure being exerted against SL Charles Gilts He say~. M Austin Lambda had no business cor responding llllth the owner of this building.'' Roy Oakes responded, .. Austin Lambda is not attempting to blackbllll anyone. The matter is between Jerry and his landlady As we talk. we listen to a reeord ng of Roberta Hunter singing. ·-rm haVlng a good time) Plea~ don t blllmc me.. If I made my bed hard That s my problem Let me la}. .... Let me ha.e my fun/I'""° got to ha•<e my fling If I make my road rough/That s the pnce Ive got to pa) ~t you A pen:.ive Jerry Shaw adds: I th nk we gays should be working tog<'ther on more important issues and helpmg each other .. $500 REWARD For information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who broke the windows of Henry's Memrys, at 423 E. 6th and St. Charles Gifts, at 316 E. 6th on Halloween night, October 31, 1980. For details, call 474- 6428 or 478-5598. 8 CONNECTIONS llt,-tm.· and ,Jim an~ lla llr of .\u,tln DIVINE CONNECTIONS March 5, 1981 Austin Country Hot Lips ~-,. ,~, . ~... ' . ' : 9 - ,, 10 CbNN.EttfONS' Dan' sOffice Equipment Company Owner Dan Boyle by Wayde Frc~ 2816 Nuccl's One o! lhe more prom nent gay·owned buSJnes s n Austin is Olin s Office Equ p­ment COP'\ pall) located at 2816 N uecei. !ll1d open 8.00 am to~ JO pm. Monday lhrough F rid3v o ..... ner O.,n ~ s face lights up m a sm !e "'hen you mentJon his outfront gay ness Dan 1$ an enthus!asti<: CONNEC· TIONS advertiser He says "the rates are very reasonable • and tells us that many people have told him they sa.,.,. hi$ ad. Dan 5Ulrted ~1119type\l!Tlters1111969. He lllOlled IO Austin m 1972 end opened a repair shop servk:lng office equipment - type.,.,.rlters calculators. and dictation machines Today. Dun~ Office Equipment Com pany sells. SCl'VICC$. end rents office equip- 1 ment They spectahze m Sl!fVK1ng IBM. Adler end Sm th·Corona type\llriters. They ser.1Ce the Sanyo phonean5""-enng equ p­ment they sell and they also sell tabletop copiers that reta I from $800 to $ l 295 On JanU<1ry 12. 1981 the company moved from l1S San Gabriel location to larger end nicer quarters 111 2816 Nueces. next door to McDonald s. off Guadalupe acro~s the street from Hot Laps. anolher CO"NECTIONS advertiser Dan Boyle employ$ himself and seven other people. Dan says his staff kllO\llS he Is gay and they are open·minded and hbernl ffis staff interacts well \li11h his gay d1ents. Dan s Office Equipment offers service contracts for office or horn" The Uruvct$1ty of Texas at Austin. the City of Austin. and Travis County are included iirnong Dan's service contract customers The first Austin gay bar Ddn went to \11115 the Pearl Street Warehouse He 911ve out his ·business cards there. The reactions he got were .. interesting." Some people uccepted his cards whne otheri. threw them down. Some were suspicious, "They d1dn"t know what I WllS up to:· A few thought Dan W!ls using h1S business cards to try to get 11 date Dan says he did get one or \\llO business contacts as a result of the expcnence The gay community has supported Dan" s business very strongly Dan says the } Austin gay businesses he knows of. In v dudmg bars and organlZ.lltlOOS. bring their ~ bus ne5l> to him. CONNECTIONS was tJ,,ped on an Adler office npewrttu rent· purchased from Dons untll this Issue - Editor Dan Is sure he has gay customers Serotcc Techniclall VlflCc Flores he docsn t even know about In turn. Dan S11ys. his accountant 1s gay. his ha rdresser IS gay. h s doctor 1s gay. and so 1s his lawyer Olin Bo)1e and ~ Deacon partlcipated in the Austin comm ttee for the March on Waslungton in 1979 In February. 1981. Olin perllc1pated in 11 panel dtSCUss.on of {111)'5 In business and m the professions. held at a m«ting of !he UnlVefsity Gay Students OrgemlllUon et UT Austin. He IS a past president ( 1977) or the Austin Office Mlldline Dealers Assocsauon. He IWBS a board member for a four·stdte erec1 of the NatJonal Olli<e Mdc hine Dealers Assoclatlon. D11n says he wc1nted to pnrtlopetc in the activities of his professional a\soc1atJon. but he did not enjoy the soct.il aspects of their con· venuons, where 1111 tht> str111ght men brought their \lllVeS to the banquets. and Olin came by himself He IS also a past president of the Austin Excc.uuve Assocllltion. "'ti1ch ts composed ol 11bout 35 young local busines.s leaders. Dan ~ says. he rece1Ves both personal end monetary satlsfoction from Dan"s Office l"qu1pment Company He enJOYS !he challenge and respons btl1ty of O\lln ng hlS O\!>TI business as well ns the freedom of not having to nns.,.,.er to nn employer for his i;exual preference. Dan says he wanted lo start his own business because ·1 was tlrcd of having my boss nsk me what I had done over the \llcel<Pnd I Now. nobody~ me whnt I did over the weekend. Mclybe thats because rm the boss, now ... TYPEWRITERS - CALCULATORS • DICTATION EQUIPMENT SMALL COPIERS & C~RRECTION TYPEWRITERS SERVICE - RENTALS - SALES ADLER • IBM • SMITH CORONA - SANYO DICTATION RENT PURCHASE PLAN AVAILABLE ON MOST MODELS SANYO DICTATION EQUIP. - HOURS · MON. • FRI. 8:00 AM • 5:30 PM ADLER SE-1000 2816 Nueces Off Guadalupe. next to McDonald's 474-6396 CONNECTIONS Story by Wayde Frey Photos by Carr Strong COMING SOON THE ALL NEW NEW APARTMEN 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY IN JUNE FREE BEER MONDAY NIGHT /lot L 1ps ouncrs Tom Ltppano, <left} and Rd!/ Robcrb The ~tore wnh the largest selection of gay greeting cords 111 T cxas 1s nghl here 1n Austm - Hot Lips at 2815 A Fruth <?8th and Guadalupe) 0Micrs Ray Roberts and Tom Llppano report that Austin loved 0Mn" "-hen the Pink Flamingos sUlr wlls 1n Austin on /l\arch5, 1981 01vmc'sappcarancctos19n autographs at Hot Lips "'"s Hot Ups way of thanking Austin for their enthu~&astic response to the 91ft shop. Divine loved Austin, too He plans to return in May to spend four days here.Tom told CONNECTIONS 0Mnc said he wants to do some shopping at ti()( Lips, smcP he was too busy s1gnmg oulogr.,phs last lime' Tom <md Rdy alw plan to show Divine the Hill Country, 1nl"lud1no Hopp>e Hollow, whrn he returns. D1v1ne told Tom ond Rdy that the Austin respon\e to his appearance was the warmest, most moving, that he has ever received Bunch and Keith also ho~tf'CI a packed, standing·room only appearance by Divine <il th .. Austin Country the mght of March 5, helping to celebrate the Country's eighth anniversary Tom L1ppano reports that Hot Ups has incorporal~ as Trans· Up~ Inc. and 11.111 be opening scver.-il frllnchiscs in Texas this year, Including one soon m Corpu) Christi Hot Ups' Austin i;torc 1s booming and ga)· customers have recently begun to shop at Hot l.lps ma big way The IWO Austin police officers whose beat Includes Hot Lips crjoy shopping Dl the store. too. Tom says Tom Ltppdno 11 - ,. 12 Man to .Man Rev eu:ed by Lors Elghner Sin<:e Dr Charle$ Silverstein co- 11uthored The Joy of Goy Sex. ex pccllltl00$ of hts latest. olfenng are bound to be htgh. He meets them. Mon to Mon is an onginal. tnventlve. even sernlnaL work. Dr. Stl\-erste n has completely re-examined the development. types, and meaning of gay love. while largely free ng himself of the entrenclied stimces of both the ho­mophobe end homoph'!e camps. There IS an abundaPce or new light cast on the sub,ecl In short. this IS a musL The sutHitle Gay Couples 1n Amenca • may be a bit misleading. This 1s not another gay ·marnaqe • manual nor " survey-and· tabulate book. Some of the 'couples" described here ore little more than one· 'light sumds: some are more like roommates than lovers. Much of the book is cle'JOted to the development of lovlng withmthe 1ndMdU4L Mon lo Mon ls long on the ""hy' s and hall. come s of gay coupling but c bat shorter on the how to '> thlln I expect many readers "'ould prefer P&t of th s. no doubt. Is the genera! ullWl ingness of our c.ommun ty nclud ng Dr Silverstein himse f to ngidly def:ne a qay cou~ Perhaps that ts a defin uon that 5hould ne-.-er be made. But If t 15. work like Dr Sdverste n s must be considered. CJIPl!nded. and debated Mon to Mon reveals how truly complex the ssucs nvolved are even though man;- of us have had pnt. pol !JCal ans'Wers to most of these questJOf'lS for years. For l'xample. Dr Silverstein conSJdets lhe OISUlnt Father This hoary bugaboo has been handed down to us from strnlght Sector 27 Tom Robinson b\! Debro Rae Cohen Tom Robinson used to make com· mitment look so easy He \11:is gay, proud and good looking H s lyrlCs v.-ere raised fist CONNECTIONS psychiatly. which perStSts In the 11ttempt to expla n homosexual development es 11 result of 11n a ·e1111t1011 of fether and M>n. Th!S hlls neveJ explained why M>me sons with demonstrably poor relatlom with Ihm father f111l to become homo~uals. nor why some homosexullls have veiy good relatloo s 11.~th their fathers. Gay actMStS have always rejected the Oist.lnt Fllther theory. but have failed to account for the fact that strn1ned relations with the father s a very common aspect of the histofy of the gay man. Both sides have become deeply entrenched In their positions and nothing really new has been added to this debate for years. But suppo5e, os Dr Silverstein does. that these causes 11nd effects are reversed. If a boy IS gay.doesn't It seem reasonable thate dis!llnt relationship With his father will result? Would not even well meaning, occepting straight men have difficulty relating to gay sons? If we accept some verslOll of the Oed pal theoiy where 11 straight boy puts distance between himself and h!S mother, 1t doesn t seem so outlandish to suppose 11 gay boy contributes to the distance between h mself and his father for s1m ar reasons and by sim ~u mechanisms. Even the dogmas of Gay l.iberaUon are not safe from Dr 5 lversteln s acute obse!vations The cotec.h sm goes ga) 1s a preference we choose to be gay Dr Sih.erste'n s heresy IS all the more dangerous because 1t IS true llie do not choose to be gay; 11.-e d scover we are gay and choose to accept 1L The catechism goes. gay men do not have 5eJ\ with teenage boys; that occurs only v.1th denmged hctcro~exUllb- Now we all know that 1s a crock. If only because many of us had relatJons with adults 11.nen we were teeMgcrs. Dr Sih.erstetn just flat out says gay men and gay boys do have sex with each other and maybe that is not such an ewful thing For folks stiD nervous about An ta Bryunt and the Save Our Ch dren hoopla. that i:; a very shocking and fnghtenmg observation Dr S lvefg~n s mog surprising observations, of course. are not at all alien - they ore new !\lo sts on old 911Mb1ts. We are perfectly familiar With the facts and surpnsed llil' never thouoht to put them tOflether lhcll u;oi1 Man to Mon requ res the reader to do a lot of rethinking and new th nk.ng That Is not particularly comfor!llble or comforting to everyone. CJ~arty, a much more popular and rac e book could have come out of Dr Sdvcrgem s very candid and incisive 1nterv1e11.-s. Instead Mun lo Mon Wiii rema n a cornerstone of the gay I brory when the 1 current spate of pandering pop-psyc.hology books h.es been recyded Into 5hopp1ng bags MAN TO MAN by Dr Charles S1 uerstem Wll/1om Morrot< and Compan~ Inc. J 05 MC1d15or1 Aul!llUC. New York NY IOOlb 347 pages emphatic. hrs vocals full of had fcUOIN'well­met heartiness.. It was easy to sing along with Glad to Be Gay," easy to stomp to his group s straight nhead rock (, roll - te , easy :o approve of the Tom Robinson Band v.1thout ever really becoming engaged by them. $12 95 lyrical guitar work - twistlng atonal bursts. '-'::===========::;­nngmg notes cost Into the void a la the App11rently. Robinson felt the same way. Sector 27 Is more complicated - mus1CClly. lyri~dlly and conceptually - than either of the TRB albums. and It ~ a more powerful pobucal document because of ll Intrigued by the stratn of spacey British progressMS1T1 that runs from the Police to Jcyy Or.islOI\, Robinson has made a fresh S!arL assembrng a highly t11lentcd group that cha enges him musically rather than simply supporting his 11o'Ords.. In Stevie B especially. hes found an accomplished. lntwtlve performer whose Police's Andy Summers - gives the spacious, pulsing melodi~ most of their color and ch11racter. The rest of the band is strong enough to force Robinson to concentrate on singing, If only to keep pace This music strains hl5 vocal resources more than did the fRB's. but tlw!t'ul! for the besl Tom Robinson's air of a man pressed and exhilarated by tension fits right in With the new l.Ys main themes.. Sector 27'' songs (mostly co11.T1tten by Robinson and baSStSt ~lo Burt) paint a portra t of an artist caught between moral mperatiVeS and lhe knowledge of his own weakness Instead of the r old sloganeering, the slngcr'5 lyrics are full of resonant ambigu.ty The "lnvltatiOn from the other side ' that Robinson must conSider ("What tUJve we got to lose 1f we ti)' it on None of them bastards notice when we're gone") might be the templlltion of treason. su clde or simple escape while the respons1b1!ities he must face ( Not Ready'') may be those of sexual or pohtlcal comm1tmel't. rhetorical or physical confrontation Probcibly all ol the above. Several of Seclor 27's compositions are concerned With the probtPms - log1st1cal, fum11lal lntcrMl - of gay hfe. yet this by no means Um ts them. such detail makes the whole record ring truer \Vhether fighting off piimful fragments cf memory In "Mary Lynne or clutching at the promise worn by repetition. that he II setie control of his life ( On .. fine Day l. Tom Robinson tsn t demonstratJng perfect polltlcs but how d fflcult it ls to be a pol tieal human being And that makes Sector 27notonly11 fine a bum but a brave one discover>y r>ecor>ds VISIT US TO SATISFY YOUR MUSICAL NEEDS * HEADGEAR & ACCESSORIES RIVERTOWNE MALL • .• ,443·2232 WESTGATE MALL .... 892·1389 • • • • • • • • • • 103 OFF Purchase of Non · Sale Items; With This Ad thru Aprrl 30, 1981 CONNECTIONS 13 Discovery Records CONNECTIONS 1s plea~ to welcome Discovery Records as our newest adver· tlsers. There are two OtSCOVery Records stores in Austin - 2007-C E. Riverside Ortve in Rtvertowne Mall and 4521 West Gate Blvd , in We~gatc Mall Both stores are open from 1000 11 m to 7 00 pm Monday through Saturday. CONNECTIONS readers ..,;11 receive a 10% discount on the purchase or a1ty non sale items in the store'I 1f they bnng tn the Discovery Records ad from this a.o;sue by Apnl 30. 1981 Crlllg [)ougla~s. manager of the River towne stoic 58)'$ 01SCovt•ry Records can obtain T1w Sec rel Po/1ccnr,m s Ball The Music (LP). the album d1•scrihed by I om Robinson in his •11tcrv1cw m the Mdr< h lprl 1981 CONNECTIONS. (Craig :.ayi. most of the other record stores in town have stopped then import business ) Tom Robm,,gn has two songs on the album,· 1967 (So Long Ago).- and "Glad to Be Gay. The Secret Policeman·, &II-The Music Is the companion record to the film The Secret Policeman" Ball. Profits from the album. wh1<:h retails for $6 24, go to Amnesty lnternation.il. Peatunng Pete lownshend. Tom Robinson, Ni"1I Innes. and John Willidms. the album was re corded at The Secret Policeman\ 811//,the 1979 Amnel>ty International Comedy Gala at Iler Ma;esty s Theatre, London, June 27-30. 1979. PRESENCE To Debut Contributors Sought The Dallas Gay Political Caucus (DCiPCJ ts solKtling contributions for Presence. a I terary magimne designed to r~l the too-often unpublished talents of g~ women and men The '"'<>rks it conta ns w: I be diverse and unique to their creators. Presence WI ! have 11 sty! sh and e egant appearance appropriate for coffee table· display Suggested art!Stic forms mdude prose. poetry, songs. pen and inks. and photography All subm tted "''<>rks should be on 1!.h1w paper With the authors or 11rl~t"s 'lame in small pnnt on the back. Pictonal urt should be black and wh te only To have subrn1Ut•d work returned, a self addrc~scd, ~t;,m!'("d envelope mu>t be prO\ided. Otherv.ise a I works offered for COl\5ederation OS well OS 0 I publ shed •••orks become the propert) of th<" DGPC /4. five-per~on ~x-ual ed OPa board "' revie... a work and make the regc:•d ng publteatl<>n In order to hJn,e Presence pn tcd clrd read) for sale ~ .June I I QS I t 1e dead ne for a I sUbfTllSS ons IS Apn I 3 I QS I for this C'ldcavor to maK the strongest possible statement about ga~ t.llcnt. please send as many separate poec~ as you w1sh to The DGPC literary l'-\aga111'1C PO Box 35011. Dallas. Texas 75235 for more tnformauon. conta<'.t Bn Nelsonaq214) 7508041 (home)or(..?14) 748-0000 ("''Ork). l I - 14 CONNECTIONS ... nowhere else but ... TEX'S COLORADO STREET BAR A FULL "TEEK OF EXCITEMENT! ~1onclay - FREE beer Ne'v Wave 12 - 2 Tuesday - mUJJIB®-1IDil~©® 85¢ drinks all night \Vednesday - 35¢ well drinks Thursda.v - FREE beer l~riday and Saturday after hours till 4:00 am. 404 Colorado.Austin. 474-7003 . . . nowhere else but ... TEX'S COLORADO STREET BAR National Gay Rights Bill Re·lntroduced WASHINGTON, D.C. - With Far more co-sponsors than at any compan:ible pomt in a Congressional seSSIOfl. Represen· uves Ted Weiss(D-NY) and HemyWaxman (0-CA) have re-introduced the natiOnal bbian and gay cMI rights legislation In the House of Representatives. According to the Gay Rights Nauonal Lobby, this Session"s bdl, HR. 1454, has a total of 34 m1uar sponsors H.R. 1454 1s virtually identieal to the last Congress· H.R. 2074. Although last Session's bill had 55 $ponsors et one point. only 49 returned to Congrt!SS this y<:ar. The general dii>· orgnmzation accompanying the beginning of o Congres!.1onal Ses~ion probably ac· counts for the fact that some of the former co sponwrs have not yet signed on. While the current 34 ~nwr~ is a high mnrk for this early In the Congressional session. Steve Endean, Execu!Jve Director of the Gay Rights National lobby, warned that we could lose some of the former co· sponsor.. from the 96th Congr('.S<,. The general opprehenSl()(l about the op~rent rightward shift politically and the extra ceutiOus Congresspeople who are un<:crtain v.'hat reopportionment will do to their d ~ts could contnbute to reluctance to aga n co-sponsor gay civil rights legls!auon. Endean also pointed out that several former co-sponsors took a lot of pol tJcal heat for their co-sponsorship 11;ithout off setting pos1uve feedback from nay constituents. Among those who have not yet signed on 1s long time sponsor Rep. l'icrma:i M1neta (D·CA) Mint'!a"s d1strl(t Includes San Jose. wtuch recently repealed IL~ local gay rights ordinance by a margin of 2 to I. The only Texas Reprcsenli!tive to co· sponsor the bill is Mickey Leland (DHouston) G<>y Rights National Lobby urges those committed to cMI rights for gay people to write the t'h1d sponsors to express apprecilltion. Cong Ted Weiss. 132 Cannon House Office Bu ld1ng. Wash· 1ngton DC 20515. and Cong Henry WoxmAn 24 I 8 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C 20515. Mam Guns Who1 Socnvn~to. C.6/omla) Paez Killer Likely To Be Acquitted HOUSTON - Members of the Fred Paez Task Force told a March 22 community meeting they c:xpect an a<:Quittlll of the officer indicted m the June 28, 1980 shooting death of Gay Political Caucus secretary Fred Paez. 'I thmk that we pretty much all agree that we expect lln ocquitllll, said Ray Hill o member of the task force and personal friend of Paez. 'In terms of prosecutiOJWI t.-vldence. these 1s none. ' Officer Kevin M. Mc<..oy was 1nd1cted by u Harris County grand jury In October, 1980, of negligent homicide. Mc.Coy had testified that Paez had made sexual advances toward him and that hl~ (Mc.Coy s)gun had discharged when Paez had resisted arrest The tllsk force was organized by the gay rommun ty to investigate the case Despite the lack of concrete evidence 11gn nst Mc.Cay. Hill feels that lhefe had to have been 11 prior consptracy by officer5 who testified bst October in the grand jury mvestigallons because many of them have been involved In antl·gay actMties In the past. Hill odrmts, however, that his feelings are acadcm1<: bc<:ause ·11iere is not a wed of evidence to support them Lee Harrington. president of the Houston Gay Pol tical Caucus and a member of the task force. In relerrlnq to other polK:e related deaths. Including those of Randall Webster, Joe Campos Torres and Gary Wayne Stock. said. "It 1s lamentable that again. m Houston, Texas. we have another SJtucslion (with the Houston Poli<:(" D<:-part· ment) where no one can really know what happened. Ray Hill put the situation In stronger terms when he Sllid, '"Let'~ let people draw their own conclusion that U1ey tHPD) murdered him (Parz) and not 11wiry with 1t" A rec;ent motion on l>ch<>ll of McCoy to have the <:<!se dismissed wa~ derned 1.nd the trl11I has been set for Mdy I I Th" \\..,.~ 1n Tc.<4• Gay Radio in Austin And Publicly·Owned Radio Stations by Wayde Frey • KUT Ff.\ Is the radio station tmlt canceled A Different Drummer Austins first and only gay md10 program. m 1980. KUT·FMts owned by the University of Texas at Ausun. the wealth est p\lblic unwer1>1ty In thl' world. KUT is only one of the three publicly owned radio st1111ons In Austin The other two are KMFA and KAZI. KUT IS con du~llng 11 fund raising drlvf! during J'.prtl If you want to contnbute money to community-owned radio In Austin, why not give your money lo KMF A or KAZI. stations that ne<'d It' R1•m .. mher which station cancelled Aus11n·s gay r.:idlo progrern. CONNEC'l IONS has le11rned that one of the publicly owned radio sUitiuns In Austin may Ix-gin rebrcwknsling A Different Drummer, which WilS a 30 minute weekly gay r11dlo program produced by Carr Strong and the Austin Gay Radio Collective In association with Gay Community Services. The program wns 5llCkcd by KUT FM In the spring of 1980 after It ran for 13 weeks, despite enthu$11lstlc response from listeners. Gay Press Convention in Dallas The Gay Press Assoclouon (GPA) will hold a national convention at the Melrose Hotel 1n Dallas MlJy 2-3, 1981 The group was formed in New York City in January, 1981 More than I 00 member$ of the !JllY press. Including indlVlduals from other English speaking countries, ore expected to attend. The Dallas Gay Allianc-" muy sponsor a cocktail rccepllon for the group • Texas publicatlon~ plnnnln(l to parllc-1 pate m the Dallos convention Include CONNCCTIONS. MFTRO 1 IME.5 (Dallas Fort Worth), and THIS WEIK IN TE:XAS (Hou~n) Some of U1c other members of the GPA include THE;. ADVOCATE. IN TOOCH, lliE: SENTI~~ GAV CO/\V>\UNfTY NEWS, GAV LIFE CHICAGO end FlRST HAND One of the 11genda items 111 the Mey convention wlll be to set up 11 computerized gay pre$$ wire .ervlce. CONNECTIONS CALENDAR CONNECTIONS calendar events are pnnted tree of charge To have your event listed, call 474·1660, or mall your information to 2401 Manor Rd Apt 118, Austin TX 78722 Deadline for submitting 11ems for the May calendar 1s Aprtl 28 APRIL 1981 Friday April 3 7-1 Opm, free STD screening by Gay People Health Care at Austin Lambda Saturday April 4 VOTE 1n Austin City Council election. ALGPC endorses the following. Bob Binder, mayor; Mike Guerrero, place 1: Roger Duncan, place 2, Marcos Deleon. place 3; Rich ard Goodman, place 4; John Trevino place 5, and Charles Urdy, place 6 Sunday April 12 Townw1de meeting of gay businesses and organizations, UT Texas Union Thursday Apr il 16 7 :00pm, Gay People Health Care meeting Call 453-0816 for location. Saturday April 18 1 Opm- 2am, free STD screening by Gay Peop1e Health Care at New Apartment Lounge Sunday April 26 8 :00pm, Senior Prom at The Hollywood, 304 West 4th. Theme: "A Night in Casablanca" Tickets $6 Tuxedos or formal gowns urged Fund· ra1s ng benefit for M CCA. Tuesday April 28 7:30pm, Austin Lesbian Gay Po t1ca Caucus meeting, Austin Lambda MAY 1981 Friday May 1 4:00-7:30pm, 17th annual Eeyore's Birthday Party, Pease Park. Rain date Monday, May 4 Sponsored by University Y. Saturday May 2 1 Opm-2am, free STD screening by Gay People Health Care at Club Ba:hs Saturday May 2 - Sunday May 3 · hird Annua Sixth Street Spring Arts Festival, Old Pecan Street Assoc1at1on Gay Press Assoc1at1on national convention. Melrose Hotel Dallas SaturdayMay16 10am-2am, free STD screening by Gay People Health Care at Private Cellar DIRECTORY CONNECflONS adve1ti~er• Austin organozations Bath tx<'CUllVl' He,1hh Club 7th crnd Congrl!SS 478-7220 Businesses /I Bil Cleant:!r Dans Oll1cc.) Equipment 2816 Nueces Discovery Records 2007·C I:'. River.ide D1stovery Records 4 ">21 West Gate Blvd Herr~/5 M!>rPtys 423 c 6th Ho1 Ltps 2815-A Fruth Pacific Sunrtsc 1 712 S Congress St Charlr.s Gilt Shop JI6 I'. bth Church 385·7096 474-6396 443-2232 892-1389 474·6428 416·'ll20 441-4565 47o·5598 Mmopolttan CoMmur. ly Church of Austin P 0 Bo-: 18581 Aust n Texas 70745 4i7-7747 Clubs The Au5t n Counuy 705 Red R1ve1 478-6806 The N(•v. Apartment I oungc 2828 Rio Grande 4 78-0224 'lcx's Colori.do Str<'et B1ir 404 Color.ido 474-7003 Organilatlons Austin Lambda AA Center 1403 E 6th 472-0336 Austin 1.ambdd 60.l W 12th 478-8653 A11~t111 l.esbl<ln (1ilV i'ohtlr.il Cducus 60.1W12th 4 78-8653 D19111ty Box 4.!57 Austin, Texas 78765 c;.,y CommumlV !;ervlces 2330 Guadalupe 477·6699 Ci11y Per;pl<' I ic.ilth Cm• I 0 I O·B Romeria 453-08 i 6 l.;iw Students for Human Rights 2500 Red River 47.l·!il!il ext 210. 477-7257, 477.7867 Unlwrslty Gay !;tudenls Org<rnization 477-6699 Professionals Douglas Behrend!, <•llorney 111 W Anderson Ln Suite 207 458-9118, 44.3-2461 Michael M·•ncfee PhD. psychologtst 2813 Rio Grande 476-5419 Thursday May 21 7:00pm, Gay People Health Care meeting Call 453-0816 for location Tuesday May 26 7:30pm, Austin Lesbian Gay Political Caucus meeting Austin Lambda Saturday May 30 1 Opm-2am, free STD screening by Gay People Health Care at Red River Crossing WEEKLY EVENTS Sunday 2pm, MCCA worship seMce, 408 W 23rd 4- 8pm, Sunday social, Austin Country Free beer. 8pm, Dignity liturgy. Call 477-6699 for location. 1 Opm, Trash and Comedy with the Grease Sisters, Austin Country Monday 6 :30pm, Austin Lambda meeting 8-1 Opm, Austin Lambda gay men's awareness session 1 Opm, lree beer New Apartment Lounge 12 mldnight-2am, New Wave N 1ght, Patrt<.k 8 rookH free draft beer, Tex's Colorado Street Bar 15 Tuesday New Wave Night Austin Country Euro-Disco (electronic disco) 85¢ dnnKs all night, Tex s Colorado St Bar Wednesday 7 :30pm, MCCA worship service 408 W 23rd 8:30pm, MCCA Christian Life Series Free drinks and beer, Austin Country 35¢ drinks, Tex's Col orado St Bar Thursday 8-1 Opm, Austtn Lambda lesbian awareness session Free beer. 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