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theatrical productions, and organizational
Also included among the activities is an
awards banquet, at which the first scholarship awards will be presented to those
students chosen as "having potential to make
a significant contribution to the gay community in research, training, community service,
scientific, or artistic endeavor."
Registration for the conference is $15 for
members and students, $25 for non-members.
Further information is available from P.O.
Box 927, Hollywood, California, 90028.
KUNST FORCES REVOTE IN DADE COUNTY
Miami gay rights activist Bob Kunst has
succeeded in collecting more than 18,000
signatures of registered voters to force
a second referendum on a proposed gay
According to the Dade County Charter,
commissioners must either pass themselves
or put before the voters any petition with
10,000 or more voters' signatures.
The proposed ordinance, covering mental and
physical health services, as well as social
services, is considerably broader than a
similar measure defeated by a 2-1 margin in
BERKELEY PASSES TOUGH GAY RIGHTS ORDINANCE
The Berkeley, Ca City Council has unanimously approved the toughest and most comprehensive gay rights bill in the country. The
Council voted for the second time to enact
the ordinance which forbids discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation in
housing, employment, use of city facilities
and services, credit, education, and services from retail outlets.
Violators of the new law could be forced to
pay up to $400 in damages, as well as attorneys' fees and other court costs.
There are now 32 cities in the country with
gay rights ordinances. Four counties have
also passed anti-discrimination measures.
GAY AUSTIN discovered this drawing of
trans-homophobe John Briggs in the San
Francisco Crusader (it originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times). Briggs
was drawn after the operation.
race, color, religion, national origin, sex,
age, marital status, physical limitations,
education, association, pregnancy, source of
income and family responsibilities.
Ann Arbor City Attorney Laidlaw maintained
that the attorney general's ruling ignores
the home rule prcisions of the constitution.
Laidlaw said that those provisions "have
been construed as giving local governments
ample power to regulate all matters which
the local legislative body deems to be of
local municipal concern."
GAY CENTER RECEIVES FEDERAL FUNDING
ANN ARBOR REJECTS MICHIGAN AG'S
RULING ON ANTI-DISCRIMINATION MEASURE
Ann Arbor's broad based anti-discrimination
ordinance remains in effect despite the state
attorney general's ruling that the measure is
not legal. City Attorney R. Bruce Laidlaw disagreed with Attorney General Frank J. Kelley's
finding that state law preempts local governments from enforcing civil rights laws.
Earlier this year, the 1970 ordinance was replaced with an even more comprehensive measure.
Ann Arbor's rights ordinance prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public
accommodations based on sexual orientation,
The Regional Employment and Training Consortium of San Diego County has awarded $18,370
to the Gay Center for Social Services for two
full-time positions under the federally
funded CETA program.
One of the positions will be used to organize internal projects at the center. The
second position involves researching and
writing educational materials to be used by
other social service agencies for in-service