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Title The Star, No. 13, May 11, 1984
Contributor
  • Hyde, Robert
Date May 11, 1984
Language English
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 783846406
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 Historical Virgin Islands Offer Laid- Back Escape for Lovers ... and Others May 11,1984/The Star 3 Travel By Bob Damron On a clear night when the waters of the Atlantic Ocean meet the deep blue of the Caribbean Sea, in that tranquil spot, visitors to one of the three Virgin Islands- after imbibing in one of the islands' famous rum punches—might spy the moonlit ghost ship of Captian Kidd or Blackbeard flowing gracefully over the waves, for anything is possible in this romantic paradise which conjures dreams of buccaneers and invites lovers to stroll along its sandy beaches or become lost on the steep slopes in its lush, tropical foliage. St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John are the three major islands which belong to the group, and each has a uniqueness yet shares a historical past which lends an aire of exotic tranquility to these islands of sun, fun and escape from the ordinary drum of contemporary life found in most of America's larger cities. Originally peopled by the war-like Caribe Indians, in the late 1700s, pirates chose the spot to set up personal kingdoms 0nd to prey on the luxury ships of Spain, France and England which were robbing the new world of its riches. And not only have the islands been ruled by those three historial exploiters, but by Malta, Holland and Denmark, as well. Denmark, their most recent ruler prior to the United States who acquired the islands in 1917 for $25 million to keep them out ofthe hands of Germany, has left ■ the most notable affects on the island, especially on St. Thomas. Islanders still cling to their Danish heritage and drive on the left side of the street. Since the roads are narrow, steep and busy, I suggest you go by taxis, which are cheap and plentiful, even if many of the drivers could stand a crash course in Dale Carnegie. Charlotte Amalie, population 40,000, is the capilal city and the only city on St. Thomas named after a former queen of Denmark. The streets are narrow and colorful, with intriguing Danish names, such as Dronningens Gade, Vimmelskafts Gade or Creques Alley. The charming GAV COMMUNITY STAR Auilai/Sar, Antorao A Voice Publishing Company Newspaper Published every other Friday Phone Austin (512) 448-1380 San Antonio (512) 737-0087 Voice Publishing Co. CIRCULATION Gay Community Star. 3.000 copies biweekly Monlrose Voice (Houston). 9,000 copies weekly Dallas Gay News. 5.000 copies weekly total Texas area, 15.500 copies weekly, avg. Contents copyright ®1984 Office hours: 10am-5:30pm Henry McClurg publisher Robert Hyde managing editor Mark Drago Star advertising director waterfront town has a magnificent natural harbor filled with yachts, and at least two large cruise ships can be seen sliding in and out daily. The steep hills behind the city are dotted with red-roofed houses and verdant lush tropical plants. The elegant and expensive Bluebeard's Castle Hotel offers a magnificent panoramic view of the city and harbor. More liberated men and women should be comfortable at the popular Safari—a club with two bars and a lively disco located on a little alley called Tronpeter, two blocks up from Sparky's Waterfront Saloon and just past T.J.'s on Back Street, which is where most of the action is. Also, Partners is an attractive new upstairs disco for the avant-garde just around the corner from Raadets Gade and Back Street. Walter's Living Room at 14 Kun- gens Gade attracts mostly natives. Harbour View, a pleasant guest house on Frenchman's Hill, serves excellent meals, and Danish Chalet on the hill is also very comfortable. Other good dining areas are at L'Escar- got, Hotel 1829, Twins Garden, Fiddle Leaf and Au Bon Vivant, all in Charlotte Amalie. If a touch of decadence is in order, the Morningstar Beach Resort is about 10 minutes from downtown and offers a beach with a bar. Not as elegant as days of yore, it's still an attractive area for those wishing to get away from the mainstream. Even slower paced than St. Thomas Island, St. Croix is a quaint old Danish island centered around its largest city (10,000) Christiansted. Ideal for women and more mature men, the King Frederik Hotel has very nice units right on the beach. Also recommended is the Royal Dane Hotel at 13 Strand Street overlooks a tranquil harbor. Skinny dipping on deserted beaches is Reflecting an age of buccaneers, the Virgin Islands lure the romantic within walking distance from either hotel. For dining out in Christiansted, try the Swashbuckler or the Brandy Snifter, a good place to meet visiting seamen when they are in town. I can't say I found any virgins on the Virgin Islands, but then I can't say I was looking for any either. What I did find were good bargains, because these are duty-free ports, and you can buy booze, cigarettes, jewelry, perfume, cameras, watches and other items for about half what you pay in the States. A fifth of good Virgin Island Cruzan Rum costs $1.95, Member Gay Press Association News Services International Gay News Agency, Pacific News Service, Larry Bush (Washington, D C ) Syndicated Feature Services & Writers Jeffrey Wilson, Bandy Alfred. Brian McNaughl POSTMASTER Send address corrections to 3317 Monlrose *306, Houston. TX 77006 Subscription rate <n US m sealed envelope $49 pa- year (52 issues) $29persix months (26issues!.orSi 25perweek(iess than 26 issues) Back .ssues $2 00 each National advertising representative Joe DiSabato. Rivendell Marke'ng. 666 6.h Avenue. New Vork .0011. (212) 242-6663 Advertising deadline every Other Tuesday, 5 30pm, for ,ssue released following Friday evening Notice fo edyen-.se.-i Local adverting rate schedule One was effective Nov 11. 1983 Responsibility "The Slar does nol assume responsibility for advert.s-ng claims Readers should alert The Star" to any deceptive advertising and you can take five bottles back with you. Unfortunately, in all fairness I must advise you that some ofthe native population, especially on St. Thomas, can be sullen and even rude. But this can be overlooked since the weather is nearly perfect and the islands are beautiful. Damron is the publisher of "Bob Dam- ron's Address Book '84." available at shops and bookstores or by sending $12 to Bob Damron Enterprises, Box 14-077, San Francisco. CA 94114 Gay Teachers Suffer Set Back in Court SAN FRANCISCO-The U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has ruled that a high school guidance counselor could be fired for declaring her sexual orientation to a secretary. In a 2-1 decision, the Court reversed a $40,000 judgment won at the trial level in the case of Rowland v. Mad River Local School District. National Gay Rights Advocates participated in the case as amicus curiae in support of Ms. Rowland. Leonard Graff, NGRA legal director, said: "We firmly believe that Ms. Rowland's First Amendment rights were violated. In addition, there is an Equal Protection ofthe laws problem. Obviously, a straight teacher would not be discharged for revealing the fact of their sexual orientation." Noting the conflict with the recent NGRA victory in the Oklahoma case, Graff indicated that more litigation will be necessary. Jean O'Leary, NGRA executive director, said: "The impact of the Court's ruling is that it's fine to be a closeted teacher but expect to get fired if you come out. This is not an acceptable position for gay people in America in 1984." O'Leary said that NGRA would help with the briefing and strategy in filing for a rehearing en banc (by all the judges in the Court of Appeals). In a stinging dissent, Judge Edwards chided his colleagues for disregarding the jury verdict for Ms. Rowland. He went on to say: "The Constitution protects all citizens ofthe United States; no language the rein excludes the homosexual minority. Like all citizens, homosexuals are protected in these great rights, certainly to the extent of being homosexual and stating their sexual preference in a factual manner where there is no invasion of any other person's rights."
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