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Title Connections, Vol. 2, No. 11, November 1980
Contributor
  • Olinger, James K.
Publisher Gay Community Services
Date November 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 002
Transcript CONNErmiKS NOV., 1980 AUSTIN TEXAS VOL.2 NO. Si VOL.2 NO, 11 Jimmer Aiken Mr. Texas Blueboy PAEZ KILLING... COP INDICTED Houston Policeman Kevin M. McCoy was indicted in mid-October, 1980, on a charge of criminally negligent homicide in the June 28, 1980 shooting death of Fred Paez, Houston Gay Political Caucus secretary. Officer McCoy has stated the gun went off accidentally as the two scuffled during an arrest following sexual overtures Paez allegedly made to Officer McCoy. The indictment is the least serious charge of homicide in Texas, a class "C" misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail and/or a $2,000 fine. Two policemen were convicted on the same charge in the death of Joe Campos Torres. In a lead story October 15, on KPRC-TV, Kevin McCoy said,"There was, on my part as far as I can see, no fault. There was no wrong conduct done by me.' It was just simply a routine class 'C misdemeanor arrest." McCoy's attorney, Mike Hinton, stated, lhe indictment alleges that placing a gun against someone's head causes it to go off and this is simply not true." Houston Gay Political Caucus President Lee Harrington responded, "We find it unusual that a fellow who believed that, and gave that information out daily, would, in fact, do the very opposite, struggle for the gun as the police report itself said. So we've had difficulty with the whole way this'thing came down." "We feel that what was involved here is an unnatural fear of gay people," Harrington continued. Continued on page 12 INS STOPS GAY SCREENING Suspected gay aliens will no longer be sub- 'ject to probing interrogation on their private ]sexual life by immigration authorities under a new policy announced by the Department of Justice September 10, 1980. The State Department is expected to bring its procedures into conformance with Justice Department guidelines. Henceforth, only those individuals who self- identify themselves as homosexual to immigration personnel will be subject to exclusion. Wearing political buttons, T-shirts or other symbols expressing support for the gay rights movement will not be sufficient to trigger inquiry into an alien's sexual orientation. However, a button or other sign which states that the wearer is a homosexual or the identification of an individual as homosexual by a traveling companion would lead to specific inquiry. If the suspected alien answers 'no' to the question, "/Are you a homosexual?" he or she will be permitted to enter the United States without further inquiry. "This decision is the culmination of years of work to bring about more enlightened and sensitive enforcement of the 1952 Immigration Act," commented National Gay Task Force Co-Director Charles Brydon. "Combined with Carter Administration support for Senator Cranston's bill to remove the infamous anti-gay language from the Immigration Act, it is an important practical political victory for the gay rights movement. "I want to commend the Department of Justice for the humanitarian approach implicit in this decision. The Justice Department has shown consid- Continued on page 12 Times Square billboard at Democratic National Convention, August, 1980.
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