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Community News, No. 6, February 1975 - File 002. 1975-02. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. March 3, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/1929/show/1917.

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Title Community News, No. 6, February 1975
Contributor
  • Reid, Allen
Publisher AURA; Texas Gay Task Force Communications Committee (Northern Region)
Date February 1975
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 27910176
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 GAY PAPER OF NORTH TEXAS S5(f COMMUNITY NEWS February 1975 Dallas / Fort Worth Number 6 Texas Gay Task Force Now Open to Individual Memberships (Dallas) Membership in the Texas Gay Task Force is now open to individuals as a result of action taken by the House of Delegates and Coordinating Council of the TGTF at their winter conference here last month. The first session of the House of Delegates became an open rap with calls from delegates, coordinators and observers for reform and a reaffirmation of the original purposes of the TGTF. This discussion produced one of the most productive sessions of the Task Force since its organizational meeting last year in San Antonio. The delegates heard calls for more unity and commitment and pleas to be more aware of the needs of gay people. The House of Delegates, after much debate, finally issued two directives for the Coordinating Council to implement: 1) To open the TGTF to individual memberships and to collect dues from individual members and from organizational members. This would bring much needed revenue into the Task Force and solve the problem of the status of organi zations such as the Metropolitan Community Churches and San Antonio Gay Community Center which, because of their constitutions, had encountered difi- culty in officially joining the Task Force as members; 2) To establish the roles, rights and privileges of the new individual members and better define the roles of the Coordinating Council and the House of Delegates. The Coordinating Council then recommended that membership in the Task Force be open to individuals who would pay one of the following annual dues: $5 — low income $10 - basic membership $25 - contributing membership $100 - supporter $ - patron Individual members will elect the regional representatives who comprise the Coordinating Council and will receive a quarterly publication of the Task Force. Organizations may join the Task Force for $10 annua] dues, will nominate the regional representatives and will elect one delegate and one alternate from that organization to sit in the House of Delegates. The member organizations will also participate in a monthly exchange of reports to be maintained by the state secretary, Bill Buie of Integrity/Houston. The Council directed that the moderator of the Council, Ken Cyr of AURA (Fort Worth), would collect the dues and maintain and keep confidential the membership rolls. The Council defined its responsibilities as to maintain and administer all funds of the TGTF and to be responsible for implementing the purposes of the TGTF. It defined the role of the House of Delegates as the policy makers of TGTF with the responsibility of choosing the priorities of the Task Force. A membership brochure for potential individual members is being prepared. Membership inquiries may be directed to Texas Gay Task Force, P.O. Box 7318, Fort Worth, TX 76111. Checks may be made payable to either TGTF or Texas Gay Task Force. OLDEST GAY GROUP IN TEXAS OKAYS NEW NAME Circle of Friends Is Now Gay Organization of Dallas (Dallas) Circle of Friends, the oldest gay organization in Texas, has changed its name, along with its approach and priorities. Now the Gay Organization of Dallas, its members hope its new name will be consistent with a more active role in working toward gay rights and legal reform. The C.O.F. was created 10 years ago primarily as an alternative to the bars. However, over the years its focus has changed, and the group has taken on a more active role. The C.O.F. has organized Gay Pride parades and group representatives have spoken on homosexuality to local churches, clubs, schools and on the media. As one of its immediate projects, G.O. O.D. plans to confront the candidates for mayor in the approaching Dallas city election. The group hopes to determine the positions of the candidates concerning anti-gay discrimination. The name change simply reflects an image that a majority of the group wished to project. Members hope that the new name will reflect the groups political, social and educational commitments. Said one member: "An upfront name will tell people who we are - it will show everyone that we are not afraid to stand up and that we are proud to be gay."
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