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Connections, Vol. 2, No. 7, July 1980 - File 004. 1980-07. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 30, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/1915/show/1905.

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Title Connections, Vol. 2, No. 7, July 1980
Contributor
  • Olinger, James K.
Publisher Gay Community Services
Date July 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 HELP GAY CUBAN REFUGEES by Dianne Draper Homosexuals are everywhere! Today there are thousands of us - lesbians and gay men - in the Cuban refugee camps. They have been separated from the other refugees and placed in their own barracks. They have already known torment, torture, and abuse - not because they are refugees - but because they are homosexuals. Reports of the abuse they received before leaving Cuba have reached us. The worst was walking a "gauntlet" of bayonets and being stabbed in the face, arms, body, legs. They were tortured because they were considered criminals. Their crime was being homosexual. These men and women are presently incarcerated behind barbed wire in Indiantown Gap, Pa., Eglinton Air Force Bas, Fla., and Fort Chaffee, Ark. While many social agencies are willing to help the heterosexual Cuban refugees, no one has stepped forward to help our people. The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches believes that if one person is oppressed, all people are oppressed. This Fellowship, of which Metropolitan community Church of Austin is a part, has deterTtiined to do something about helping the homosexual Cuban refugees. We cannot do it alone. We ask the help of the Austin gay community. The Fellowship aims to negotiate with our government to facilitate the release and relocation of our brothers and sisters. Arrangements are being made to visit these people immediately and reassure them that the lesbian/gay community in this country cares about them. Please help us with the negotiating, planning, and facilitating that will result in freeing our people, by contributing financially. Send your checks and money orders to Metropolitan Community Church of Austin, 614 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78701. These funds will be forwarded to the U.F.M.C.C. Cuban Refugee Relief Fund in Los Angeles. 65% of the funds will go for relocation expenses and 35% will go for administrative costs. Thousands of years ago Moses cried to Pharaoh, "Let my people go!" Today we are crying out also, to the administration of this country, "Let our people go." But they must have somewhere to go. Won't you help us find them a place? 'CONNECTIONS5 I Lynn Aday and Gary Fitzsimmons installing new outer door for G.C.S. office. Lynn Aday (1) and Wayde Frey unload "new" G.C.S. air conditioner.
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