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Community News, No. 6, February 1975 - File 010. 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/1925.

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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 010
Transcript You don't have to answer these questions! THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC reproduction of a questionnaire currently being used by the Fort Worth Police Department to compile information on gay men, the gay community and the local gay movement. Suspected homosexuals are pressured to provide answers to the questions by officers, who, if asked, will admit that a parson is not legally required to provide this information but is advised to cooperate. FORT WORTH POLICE ON RAMPAGE - Increased downtown surveillance and arrests which smell suspiciously like entrapment - Increased police visibility around bars and other gay gathering places in an obvious attempt at "making their presence felt." Squad cars have been observed many times slowly cruising through parking lots of gay establishments "routinely" checking inspection stickers. (Police tend to forget that gays spend most of their time in "straight" settings . . . ami there they see no such concerted actions and feel no such heavy police presence.) Routine? - In addition to the raid on the Rawhide. CN has received reports of mass I.D. checks at another Fort Worth bar - Continued use of an "information" sheet on suspected homosexuals which is degrading, insulting, is an invasion of privacy and has an over-all tone designed to intimidate the accused person. NOTE OF ENCOURAGEMENT: Fewer gay people are being intimidated. More and more are fighting back . . . and more and more of those who challenge their arrests and harassment are winning their rights legally in court. Also, a more liberal-minded public is lending its support to those gays who are fighting against police harassment, entrapment and invasion of privacy. IF YOU HAVE a problem with ANY law enforcement officer which involves a gay activity or in which your gayness plays any part in police conduct toward you - please report the incident in writing to COMMUNITY NEWS. Even if you do not wish to file an official complaint, the information can be most helpful in compiling a statistical record of police activity against gays. RA WIIIDE (Continued from Page III At least two of those arrested have pledged to challenge the arrests in court. Following the arrests, a further pattern of harassment emerged. Although the ABC officers did not remove the bar's li Plainclothes Division 36202 Personal History Continued Page 2 Sex Deviates if Applicable 1.. Does subject admit to homosexual tendencies?_ 9. 10. 2. Does he have normal sexual relations with the opposite sex?_ 3. At what age did subject first notice homosexual tendencies? Relate circumstances surrounding first unnatural sex act 4. Was subject Introduced to homosexuality by someone elae?_ 5. Name of other person Involved ln first homosexual act 6. Does subject belong to a homosexual group7 7. Types of sodomy practiced Has subject had a lasting affair with another homosexual If so, how long did it last? Has subject ever attempted to obtain psychiatric treatment? Does he have any desire for psychiatric treatment? 11. Vocational preference_ 12. Religious denomination^ Name of Church Frequency of attendance_ Date last attended 13. Names and addresses of persons subject knows to be homosexual: 14. Subject's ideas on why he is a homosexual, briefly explain 15. Memoranda the subject has in his possession, i. e., names, addresses, and telephone numbers ^___ 001-36202 qtior license during the incident (as is the usual procedure if there is any cause), several days later, the ABC requested that the license be signed over to them and threatened retaliation in the form of "legal, non-provable harassment" ofthe bar and its customers if the request was not honored. Next, the bar's dance license was revolked by the city, although the owner had merely been charged and not yet convicted of anything. Facing certain continued harassment from the city and the ABC. the ownei gave away his beer supply and closed his doors, pending final settlemenl o( the charges against him. COMMUNITY NEWS 4 FEBRUARY
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