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Connections, Vol. 3, No. 2, February 1981 - File 004. 1981-02. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. March 30, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/2018/show/2000.

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Title Connections, Vol. 3, No. 2, February 1981
Contributor
  • Olinger, James K.
Publisher Gay Community Services
Date February 1981
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 5962584
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 004
Transcript CONNECTIONS' NEW GAY UT GROUP by Wayde Frey Gay activism has returned to the undergraduate campus of the University of Texas at Austin in the form of the University Gay Students Organization, which held its first general meeting in mid-December, 1980. A social organization for gay UT students, faculty, and staff, the group was begun by Chairman Paul Gonzales and Faculty Sponsor Dr. Michael Menefee to create a positive image for gays on campus. Sixty people attended the January 27 meeting in the Sinclair Room of the Texas Union to hear Dr. Helm- reich, a psychologist at UT, speak on his findings on masculinity, femininity, and androgyny. Dues are S3 a semester. General monthly meetings are open to everyone. Separate business meetings are for members only. Officers of the group are Paul Gonzales, chairman; Chuck Hickerson, treasurer; Fred McDavid, public relations; Tim Rogers, general officer; and Michael Menefee, sponsor. The next meeting of the UT student gay group will be from 7 to 10pm Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Texas Union. GCS PHONE COUNSELORS NEEDED Gay Community Services currently needs volunteer counselors. Duties include telephone and drop-in peer counseling, as well as making referrals to various Austin service organizations, businesses and professionals. We need mature, service-oriented individuals to work from 6:00 to 10:00 PM one night per week. You'll be performing a valuable service for Austin. Peer counseling is a lot of fun, too! Interested lesbians and gay men should telephone the GCS office at 477-6699 any evening between 6:00 and 10:00 PM for more information. Dan's OFFICE EQUIPMENT CO. TYPEWRITERS - CALCULATORS - DICTATION EQUIPMENT SMALL COPIERS & CORRECTION TYPEWRITERS SERVICE - RENTALS - SALES ADLER - IBM - SMITH CORONA - SANYO DICTATION RENT PURCHASE PLAN AVAILABLE ON MOST MODELS SANYO DICTATION EQUIP. HOURS - MON. - FRI. 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM ADLER SE-1000 E W LOCATION ! 2 8 16 Nueces lupe, next to McDonald's) 474*6396 University Gay Students Organization officers (from left): Chuck Hickerson, treasurer; Paul Gonzales, chairman; and Fred McDavid, public relations. AUSTIN COUNTRY REOPENS Hordes of gays from Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and points between packed into the newly reopened Austin Country on Wednesday, January 28, 1981. The Wednesday night affair was billed as an "informal opening for invited guests" before the formal Grand Opening Party featuring Hot Chocolate on Thursday. "We invited the State of Texas, and they all came," beamed owners Bunch Brittain and Keith Edwards as they surveyed the crowded dance floor and packed bar, where hundreds were lined up for free drinks. By the time CONNECTIONS arrived at midnight, people from almost all Austin clubs and businesses had dropped in to pay their respects. Several people from the Babylon Disco in Houston arrived wearing t-shirts with the "Babylon" logo on front and "Welcome back, Austin Country," on back. The festivities continued on Friday with a costume ball. Prizes, including a $250 First Prize, were awarded. The Austin Country will be presenting a week filled with entertainment, Bunch and Keith bold us. Friday and Saturday have been declared "costume nights." Employees will be costumed and patrons are encouraged to join in the fun. Every Sunday night will feature "Punk, Trash and Comedy with the Grease Sisters," Kitty Litter and Albina Grease. The popular Sunday "Champagne Brunch with Bunch" and T-dance will resume in mid-February. There will be shows featuring Texas' finest entertainment every Thursday. The bar will be closed Mondays. Since the Country closed in late 1980, "We've spent a lot of money remodeling, adding lights, and generally improving things for our patrons," Bunch said. The Austin Country has hosted benefits for the Metropolitan Community Church of Austin building fund, the California "No on 6" campaign, the March on Washington, and Gay Community Services. The Country has also been one of CONNECTIONS' most consistent advertisers . Welcome back, Austin Country!
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