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Community News, No. 6, February 1975 - File 008. 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/1923.

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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 008
Transcript EDITORIAL COMMENT Ft. Worth Police Are at It Again (Still?) Has the Fort Worth Police Department reverted to a late 50's, early 60's strategy in its dealings with gay men and women? Recent events in the city (discussed in accompanying articles) seem to indicate that the F.W.P.D. has abandoned any attempt at a reconciliation with gay citizens and has instead launched a repressive drive against gays in the city, reflecting a homophobic mentality that, thankfully, is disappearing in most other progressive cities. The vice and intelligence division, under the direction of Capt. CE. Hogue, seems intent upon clinging to the ridiculous myths of the past that homosexuals are somehow a threat to society ... that gay people force their attentions on unwilling and innocent bystanders... that homosexuals are violent people .. . that they are all child molesters... that they are psychologically unstable and morally corrupt... and so on, ad nauseam. RIDICULOUS! And the facts from numerous scientific reports speak for themselves - if only the police would take the opportunity to educate themselves away from emotionalism and into reality. How many rapes, murders and robberies take place on the streets of Fort Worth while cunning vice cops while away hours with suspected gays, saying all the right things, playing the perfect part, using every trick in the book, EN- COURAGING them to commit what is called a "crime." What a waste of manpower, time and taxpayer money! a^ WAS THE RAWHIDE RAID HARASSMENT? POLICE PRESSURE CLOSES RAWHIDE (Fort Worth) It was a Tuesday night and the Rawhide was packed to see the "Slave Auction," a weekly entertainment. Among the spectators was a medium-built stranger with medium-length dark hair and a sparse beard. The six-footer, in his late twenties, seemed to enjoy the show, but at intermission got up and left. A short time later, Vice Officer David King returned with three other officers, I.D.'s were checked, the bar was cleared except for the owner and three others, who were detained for questioning by the officers and by officers of the Texas Al- Sign Language Li coholic Beverage Commission. The four were arrested: the owner, according to police reports, on suspicion of violating Section 21.06 of the Texas Penal Code, "Homosexual Conduct," and the other three on charges of "exposing person," Disorderly Conduct No. 10. During the interrogation, officers were repeatedly verbally abusive to the four, using such terms as "fuckin' queers." At another point, one of the officers reportedly ripped an MCC poster off the wall and said, "Can you believe this goddam shit - a fucking church advertising in a queer bar!" Witnesses told CN that there was no more "exposure" than one is likely to find at any public swimming pool or beach. ("Tarzan wore less than any of these did.") The "auction" which involves only play money and no actual sale is an entertainment gimmick in which customers "bid" on young men as they stand on the auction block. The "auctioneer" gives a campy dialogue as the "slaves" are stripped down to their briefs. Similar gimmicks are used in gay bars in many other cities without there having been any question of their legality, and much more risque entertainment may be found in numerous Fort Worth "straight" bars. (Continued on Page 13) A No a Ja»i Style A FUN GAY BAR Hosts: Ben & Gary Happy Hour: 4-7p.m. Mon. thru Fri. Mixed Drinks 60c •BRING THIS AD IN FOR FREE DRINK* 3014 Throckmorton 528 9184 COMMUNITY NEWS / FEBR UAR1
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