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Connections, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 1981 - File 014. 1981-04. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/1840/show/1837.

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Title Connections, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 1981
Contributor
  • Olinger, James K.
Publisher Olinger, James K.
Date April 1981
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
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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 14 CONNECTIONS nowhere else but . TEX'S COLORADO STREET BAR A FULL WEEK OF EXCITEMENT! Monday — FREE beer New Wave 12 — 2 Tuesday — EITO®-I)jl 85 V drinks all night Wednesday - 350 well drinks Thursday — FREE beer Friday and Saturday after hours till 4:00 a.m. 404 Colorado. Austin. 474-7003 nowhere else but . TEX'S COLORADO STREET BAR National Gay Rights Bill Re-Introduced WASHINGTON, D.C. - With far more co-sponsors than at any comparable point in a Congressional session, Representees Ted Weiss (D-NY) and Henry Waxman (D-CA) have re-introduced the national lesbian and gay civil rights legislation in the House of Representatives. According to the Gay Rights National Lobby, this Session's bill, H.R. 1454. has a total of 34 initial sponsors. H.R. 1454 is virtually identical to the last Congress' H.R, 2074. Although last Session's bill had 55 sponsors at one point, only 49 returned to Congress this year. The general disorganization accompanying the beginning of a Congressional Session probably accounts for the fact that some of the former co-sponsors have not yet signed on. While the current 34 sponsors is a high mark for this early in the Congressional session, Steve Endean, Executive Director of the Gay Rights National Lobby, warned that we could lose some ofthe former co- sponsors from the 96th Congress. The general apprehension about the apparent rightward shift politically and the extra cautious Congresspeople who are uncertain what reapportionment will do to their districts could contribute to reluctance to again co-sponsor gay civil rights legislation. Endean also pointed out that several former co-sponsors took a lot of "political heat" for their co-sponsorship without off-setting positive feedback from gay constituents. Among those who have not yet signed on is long-time sponsor Rep. Norman Mineta (D-CA). Mineta's district includes San Jose, which recently repealed its local gay rights ordinance by a margin of 2 to 1. The only Texas Representative to co- sponsor the bill is Mickey Leland (D-Houston). Gay Rights National Lobby urges those committed to civil rights for gay people to write the chief sponsors to express appreciation: Cong. Ted Weiss, 132 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515, and Cong. Henry Waxman, 2418 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. D.C 20515. Mom ...Guess What (Sacramento. California) Paez Killer Likely To Be Acquitted HOUSTON - Members of the Fred Paez Task Force told a March 22 community meeting they expect an acquittal of the officer indicted in the June 28, 1980 shooting death of Gay Political Caucus secretary Fred Paez. "I think that we pretty much all agree that we expect an acquittal," said Ray Hill, a member of the task force and persona! friend of Paez. "In terms of prosecutional evidence, there is none." Officer Kevin M. McCoy was indicted by a Harris County grand jury in October, 1980, of negligent homicide. McCoy had testified that Paez had made sexual advances toward him and that his (McCoy's) gun had discharged when Paez had resisted arrest. The task force was organized by the gay community to investigate the case. Despite the lack of concrete evidence against McCoy, Hill feels that there had to have been a prior conspiracy by officers who testified last October in the grand jury investigations because many of them have been involved in anti-gay activities in the past. Hill admits, however, that his feelings are academic because "there is not a shred of evidence to support them.'' Lee Harrington, president ofthe Houston Gay Political Caucus and a member ofthe task force, in referring to other police- related deaths, including those of Randall Webster, Joe Campos Torres and Gary Wayne Stock, said, "It is lamentable that again, in Houston, Texas, we have another situation (with the Houston Police Department) where no one can really know what happened." Ray Hill put the situation in stronger terms when he said, "Let's let people draw their own conclusion that they (HPD) murdered him (Paez) and got away with it." A recent motion on behalf of McCoy to have the case dismissed was denied and the trial has been set for May 11. This Week in Texas Gay Radio in Austin And Publicly-Owned Radio Stations by Wayde Frey KUTFM is the radio station that cancelled A Different Drummer. Austin's first and only gay radio program, in 1980. KUT-FM is owned by the University of Texas at Austin, the wealthiest public university in the world. KUT is only one of the three publicly- owned radio stations in Austin. The other two are KMFA and KAZI. KUT is conducting a fund-raising drive during April. If you want to contribute money to community-owned radio in Austin, why not give your money to KMFA or KAZI, stations that need it"? Remember which station cancelled Austin's gay radio program. CONNECTIONS has learned that one of the publicly-owned radio stations in Austin may begin rebroadcasting A Different Drummer, which was a 30-minute weekly gay radio program produced by Can- Strong and the Austin Gay Radio Collective in association with Gay Community Services. The program was sacked by KUT- FM in the spring of 1980 after it ran for 13 weeks, despite enthusiastic response from listeners. Gay Press Convention in Dallas The Gay Press Association (GPA) will hold a national convention at the Melrose Hotel in Dallas May 2-3, 1981. The group was formed in New York City in January, 1981. More than 100 members of the gay press, including individuals from other English-speaking countries, are expected to attend. The Dallas Gay Alliance may sponsor a cocktail reception for the group. Texas publications planning to participate in the Dallas convention include CONNECTIONS, METRO TIMES (Dallas- Fort Worth), and THIS WEEK IN TEXAS (Houston). Some of the other members of the GPA include THE ADVOCATE, IN TOUCH. THE SENTINEL, GAY COMMUNITY NEWS. GAY LIFE CHICAGO, and FIRST HAND. One of the agenda items at the May convention will be to set up a computerized gay press wire service.
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