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Connections, Vol. 3, No. 2, February 1981 - File 015. 1981-02. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 24, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/2018/show/2011.

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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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Transcript 14! CONNECTIONS' GAYS AND AGGIE TRADITION LARS AT LARGE- by Lars Eighner Quadding: Stripped to his shorts, a cadet has barrels of water poured on his crotch from a second-story window. Illustrations from TEXAS MONTHLY, Photos: Will van Overbeek Captions: Al Reinert January 1981 range blood "that course,: Your Reporter's veins, there is no joy in relating the latest AGGIE JOKE. . . . The Gentle Reader who picked up the December 19 COMMUNITY read a really first-rate account of the oppressive measures TEXAS ASM UNIVERSITY is taking in attempting to suppress GAY ACTIVISM on campus. "Squeeze, Ags!" These yell leaders are—yes, it's true—squeezing their privates in i order It share pain with the team on the football field. Nobody knows who first came up with this idea, but it's never caught on wilh anyone but Aggies. The A&M Regents, through the AG PAG, a.k.a. THE BATTALION, state that things gay "run diabolically counter to the traditions and standards of Texas A&M University." There's nothing at all peculiar about grabbing one's own crotch and squeezing tight in front of thousands of cheering fans - at least not in AGGIE- LAND. It's Tradition. But doing something less painful in the same general anatomical area with a friend in private - that is QUEER, and diabolically counter to Tradition. You do see the distinction, Gentle Reader? Perhaps another example will make it clear. There is the time-honored A&M Tradition of QUADDING, where cadets strip one of their fellows to his shorts, hold him spread-eagle on the ground, and pour gallons of water onto his crotch from a second-story window. If this seems like some kind of kinky, hernia- prone, watersports to you, Gentle Reader, you will probably never be able to distinguish the perver; practices of mincing fairies from the rites of passage of real he-men. Maybe you also believe doing deep knee bends between the urinals is a behavior more befitting a Tearoom Queen than the Traditions and Standards of Texas A&M University? Wrong again. For shame, Gentle Reader, if your FIL - reads some perverted symbolism into these healthy, masculine Traditions and Standards, like squeezing, quadding, and catching butterflies during crap-outs. ' Vice-President John Kholdus SAYS that gay groups can't come on campus because they might entice some innocent Aggie into violating Section 21.06 of the TEXAS PENAL CODE (the anti-sodomy law.) These fish (freshman cadets) are "catching butterflies" with their fingertips during Law-abiding folks, those A&M administrators. an exhausting crap-oul—a physical discipline imposed by upperclassmen. Unruly fish Perhaps the news has not reached COLLEGE STATION who get out of line gel crapped out. So do fish who slay in line. that, under Texas Law, HAZING IS JUST AS ILLEGAL AS SODOMY '
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