Conferees at the winter session of the Texas Gay Task Force in Dallas January 25 included Gene Leggett, San
Antonio, House of the Covenant representative and coordinator of the 1975 Texas Gay Conference; Rob
Shivers, Dallas, Northern Region member of the TGTF Coordinating Council; and Ken Cyr, Fort Worth, also
representing the Northern Region on the Council.
Elaine Noble, Morris Kight Planned for Conference
(Dallas) Rousing applause greeted the announcement by Gene Leggett, coordinator of the 1975 Texas Gay Conference,
that Elaine Noble and Morris Kight are
tentatively scheduled as featured speakers
at the conference to be held June 20-22
in San Antonio.
In his report to the TGTF House of
Delegates at their winter meeting, Leggett
stated that Kight had already accepted
and he felt confident that Noble's acceptance would become definite shortly.
Elaine Noble is a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and is
the first person running openly as a Lesbian to be elected to a position in any
Morris Kight, sometimes referred to as
the "dean of gay liberation," is the director of the famed Los Angeles Gay Community Service Center which recently
was the recipient of a million dollar government grant for its free clinic program.
Leggett also announced that a site has
been selected for the conference and will
be announced soon.
Preparations are being made to open
registration soon for the conference
which will draw people from throughout
Texas and across the nation.
This will be the second annual Texas
Gay Conference, the first being held last
June in Fort Worth. The 1974 Texas Gay
Conference featured Barbara Gittings and
Dr. Franklin Kameny and gave birth to
the Texas Gay Task Force which now
sponsors the annual event.
SET FOR MARCH 1
(Dallas) On Saturday, March 1, Dallas-
Fort Worth area psychotherapists and
counselors will have an opportunity to
meet for a workshop on "Counseling and
Homosexuality," a program of continuing
professional education designed to sharpen counselors' awareness of the special
problems of homosexuals and their families.
The workshop is designed for participation of psychologists, psychiatrists, coun
selors, student personnel workers, social
workers, health educators, sex educators
and clergy. The conference, sponsored
by the Homosexual Counseling Journal,
will be held at Mountainview Junior College, 4849 West Illinois, Dallas, from 9:00
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In addition to the keynote address by
Dr. Ralph Blair of New York City, the
workshop will include panel presentations
and discussion by local mental health
professionals and representatives of the
gay community. There will also be an
opportunity for small group discussions
Additional information about the Dallas conference may be obtained from the
Homosexual Community Counseling Center, Inc., 45 East 74th Street, New York,
New York 10021, or by contacting the
local conference coordinator, Charles
Weis, at (214) 688-2031 or 521-8244.
Registration fee is $20 per person (including lunch), but this fee can be reduced to $ 15 per person for personnel of
any organization registering three or more
persons. Student registration fee is S10.
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