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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 004
Transcript CONNECTIONS UNITY PROPOSAL When I, Roy Oakes, was becoming involved in gay life in Austin several months ago, Lynn Aday and I discussed the apparent lack of unity and communication in the lesbian and gay community. We need unity to face the threat from organizations like the Moral Majority. Our recent victories at the National Democratic Convention (which for the first time in history adopted a plank upholding the full rights of homosexuals) and the State Democratic Convention (which upheld the national convention and endorsed repeal of the Texas anti-sodomy law) have demonstrated the power of unity. We believe much good could come from a league of representatives from each lesbian/gay organization, religious group, business and club in Austin. We see this league as communicative rather than authoritative. It would meet several times a year to assign committees to coordinate community-wide events, like organizing Gay Pride Week, bringing important lecturers and entertainers to town, initiating community-wide fund-raisers, organizing fun activities such as a Halloween or New Years Ball . . . the possibilities are limited only by our imaginations. Key here is strength through unity. United, we can guarantee our rights as U.S. citizens. United, we are a major political force in Austin. U- nited, we can discover who we are and how we can help one another continue to BE! There are a variety of different organizations and businesses in our community. They cater to different people. We should uphold this variety, seeking to establish a bond among us, not to forge one monopolistic super organization to replace all others. If you would be interested in discussing this concept, please contact us at the numbers below. We would first like to meet with you personally and hear your ideas and concerns. We hope to hold a "rough draft" meeting in November or December, 1980, with you and others who are interested in a united community. Thanks for your support of the lesbian/gay lifestyle in Austin by reading this. We appreciate it and look forward to hearing from you. In Gay Pride, Roy Oakes, 473-2322, work number 345-5700 (ext. 250) and Lynn Aday, 837-5928. GCS PHONE COUNSELORS NEEDED by Rob Gips Gay Community Services currently needs volunteer counselors. Duties include telephone and drop-in peer counseling, as well as making referrals to various Austin service organizations, businesses and professionals. We need mature, service-oriented individuals to work from 6:00 to 10:00 PM one night per week. You'll be performing a valuable service for Austin. Peer counseling is a lot of fun, too! Interested lesbians and gay men should telephone the GCS office at 477-6699 any evening between 6:00 and 10:00 PM for more information. GTE INFOCENTRE HAS LESBIAN/GAY DATA The GTE Infocentre, a service of General Telephone Electronics, has prerecorded tapes on a large variety of subjects, including homosexuality. The Austin office of the Infocentre is in Northcross Mall. The tapes may be heard by calling the GTE Infocentre at 458-2576 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. seven days a week, except holidays. A live operator answers and puts on the requested tape. The gay tapes are S0001, "Female Homosexuality," and S0002, "Male Homosexuality." Each tape is about five minutes'long and features basic information on homosexuality, presented by a psychologist and a member of a lesbian or gay organization. by Gerry Tarr November promises to be a month of great changes for the congregation of the Metropolitan Community Church of Austin.(MCCA). We are excited about these changes and invite you to join us and share in our growth. The MCCA Board of Directors rejected the third counter proposal from the Highlands Church of God, 5500 Avenue G, for their church building, because the proposals failed to show satisfactory compromise. After the contract rejection. Highlands' Board of _ Trustees requested a meeting with the MCCA Board to openly discuss the possibility of future negotiations . The MCCA Board predicts a change in the church's location within the next month. We have learned that our rent will triple starting November 1 and a one-year lease will be required as of December 1. We will keep you informed of any changes as they occur. November church activities include the District Spiritual Renewal Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 31 to November 2. The Thursday evening Christian Life Series, led by Wallace Hargrave, will feature "Gay Health Issues," produced by the Gay Nurses' Alliance of Austin. November topics will include "Hepatitis B," "Vitamin C," "Proctologic Problems and the Gay Community," "Female Breast Exams," and "STD - Sexually Transmitted Diseases." The Christian Life Series is open to all and meets each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Thanksgiving plans include the traditional "Thanksgiving Dinner with MX San Antonio." This year is Austin's turn to take salads and desserts to San Antonio. An invitation is extended to our community to join in our celebration of Thanksgiving. For more information please call 477-7747. Happy Thanksgiving! Dan's OFFICE EQUIPMENT CO. TYPEWRITERS - CALCULATORS - DICTATION EQUIPMENT SMALL COPIERS & CORRECTION 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 FREE PARKING IVallaBlE 474-6396 2408 SAN GABRIEL (Ju.l Off 24th At San Gabriel)
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