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Community News, No.11, August 1975 - File 007. 1975-08. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 25, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/1939/show/1936.

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(1975-08). Community News, No.11, August 1975 - File 007. Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/1939/show/1936

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Title Community News, No.11, August 1975
Publisher AURA
Date August 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 007
Transcript COMING OUT 'We have a right to be here.' (This article by Marie Kent is reprinted from 'he Gay Lutheran, monthly publication of Lutherans Concerned for Gay People, Box 15592, Salt Lake City, UT 84115.) We are living in a time when people are demanding openness and honesty — in government and in human relationships. Yet for those of us who are gay to be open and honest about our sexual/affec- tional being can mean the loss of our very survival — economic, physical and psychological. For in spite of new laws and changing moral attitudes, the risk of losing painstakingly-built careers and reputations is still great, simply because people find subtle ways of discriminating, intimidating and discrediting gays. Yet until we who are gay can step forward and say, "We are not ashamed of who we really are," straight people will continue to believe the myths that gays are weirdos, "out there" somewhere, who do obscene things in dark alleys. And we will continue to believe these myths, and go on feeling shame and guilt, withdrawing into ourselves, thus depriving ourselves of a fulfilling and satisfying part of our being. In my opinion, gays need to encourage and give as much strength to each other as possible, in order to overcome this fear of being different. For we all know who we are - not freaks, but for the most part, obedient daughters and sons, some honor students, most charitable and giving members of society, in every corner of this great land and this grand and mysterious world. Not new to the 20th century, but having existed since time immemorial. Some achieving greatness in spite of hidden pain. We need to stand tall and declare that we are not ashamed of who we are . . . each and every one ... a child of the universe, no less than the trees and stars. We have a right to be here. For the greatest danger, as I see it, is that this fear of declaring "who we really are" has and can produce the very sickness straight society sees in us. Gay Revolution 506 West Magnolia • Fort Worth (817) 335-0692 DAILY SPECIALS Open Everyday 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. "500 FOLLIES" - 8 p.m. Sunday Bloody Marys 50c - All day Sunday and Sunday afternoon organ music by Michael TEXAS CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION GIVES PRIORITY TO GAY RIGHTS (Austin) According to the July issue of Action Report, monthly newsletter of the Texas Civil Liberties Union, decriminalization of homosexual conduct was one of twelve key issues before the Texas House of Representatives this session on which the TCLU took a stand. Unfortunately, only 16 members of the House agreed with them. tSee last month's issue of Community News for a report on House action on S.B. 127. The TCLU position was on a motion by Rep. Craig Washington to table an amendment by Reps. Joe Spurlock and Bob Davis deleting the homosexual decriminalization section of S.B. 127. The tabling motion was defeated 112 to 16. The House then passed the Spurlock/Davis amendment 117 to 14.) I T.J.'s of Dallas 3307 McKiruiey 52B-93SB FREE PITCHER OF BEER at T.J.'s Back Door To Everyone Who Donates Blood to the AURA Pool (Show Blood Donor Card) JOIN NOW! i TEXAS GAY TASK FORCE P.O. Box 7318 FortWorth, Texas 76111 Basic Membership $10/yr Low Income Membership $ 5/yr Contributing Membership $25/yr Supporting Membership $100/life Patron (more than $100) $ /life 6 / Community Mews / August 1975
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