Austin Pride Week Task Force Organizing
There will be an organizing meeting for
Austin's Pride Week Task Force on Jan.
80, 8 p.m., upstairs at 302 West 15th.
The Task Force needs new coordinators,
lots of volunteers and lots of energy.
All organizations and busines,;es inter•
fflted in helping and supporting Pride
Week this year ere encouraged to attend.
The Task Force may be contacted by
writing APWTF, Box 13303, Austin, Tex.
New Texas Human Rights
Foundation Director says 'We
Have to Keep It Going'
Hollis Hood, p.4
SAGA Announces 1984 DSA Banquet
The San Antonio Gay Alliance (SAGA)
announces its 19114 Distinguished Service
Awards Banquet to be held Feb. 12 in the
Americana Inn at 96 N.E. Loop 410inSan
This banquet is the third annual DSA
dinner and it is held to honor outstanding
contributions by indivduals to San Antonio's
Cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m., cash
bar, and dinner will follow promptly at
7:30 p.m. 'Entertainment will be provided
by "sensational" young smger/ compo,;er
Dan Busse. Semi-formal attire is sug•
Tickets are $12.95 advance and $15 at
the door, They are available at Kevin
Wagner's Cards and Gifts, On Main Cards
and Gifts, The Unicom Shop on the River
or by mail from DSA Banquet, c/o San
Antonio Gay Alliance, P.O. Box 12063San
Antonio, Texas 78212.
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Meet Ginny Apuzzo
Executive Director of the Nation's
Biggest Gay Rights Group
Kathy Tepes, p.6
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Jan. 20, 1984 • Issue .5 • Published Every Other Friday
Angry SF Gays Protested Release of Convicted Killer White
Copyright 1984 by Michael Helquist
SAN FRANCISCO-It happened at 8:00
a.m. on January 6th: Dan White, con
victed assas91n of San Francisco Mayor
George Moecf)ne and gay supervisor Harvey
Milk, be<-ame a free men. White was
released from prison after serving just
over five years of his voluntary mans•
laughter sentence. All political andjudical
efforta to pr<'vent his release had failed.
Angry San Franciscans rallied to protest
th1• widely perceived travesty of justice,
and several thousand in the city refused to
l<'t the day pass with business-as-usual. A
nurnh1•r of inddents of civil disobedience
occurred, but there were no reports of vio•
The full day of protests began on January
lith just before midnight, the hour at
which White became eligible for parole.
Two protesters joined the small crowd of
reporters t·11mped outside the entrance of
Soledad prison where White had served
most of his sentence. Health activist and
person with AIDS. Bobbi Campbell, and
his lover, Bobby Hilliard, carried candles
and sijClls which declared "Dan White is
More Dangerous than AIDS" and "But He
Can't Kill Gay Pride." Campbell told
reporu-rs that AIDS currently has a mortality
raw of 40 percent. whereas Dan
White has a fatality rate of 100 per<'ent.
The California State Parole Board
announced the next day that White had
already b<'l'n moved from Soledad to
another prison facility for hie release.
Authorities cited concern over White's
anfety ea the reas~n for_theunprecedented
security surrounding his releaRe.
Two major protest ralhea drew thou•
sands of San Franciscans during the day.
The Ad Hoc Committee to Protest the
Injustice had issued a call to all city
workers to support a work stoppage and
not to go to work that day, if possible.
About 500 demonstrators rallied at noon
at Union Square m downtown Ssn Pran•
cisco. Speakers included lesbian activi,;t
and attorney Mary Dunlap and recent
candidate for city supervisor Sister Boom
Attorney Dunlap called upon the demonstrators
"to turn against the government
that permits us to be illegitimatized
and that allows us to be turned out of our
houses and jobs."
Dunlap underscored the feelings of
many of the protesters when she
addressed the issue of violence "We
demean our movement, our live,, and our
values if we Join in the chain of violence
begun by Dan White. It is death to his
ideas and actions that we must dedicate
Sister Boom Boom, a member of the pol•
itically active gay male group, Si.,,terb of
Perpetual Indulgence, also refrained from
any <'alls to violence, but he did indulge in
some plausible conjectures about V,hite's
future. He stated, "Yesterday wa;; the last
day Dan White could be assured he'd Jive
through the whole day Today he bei,:ins
his life sentence. and I'm sorry to say it's
going to be a short one"
Sister Boom Boom brought a light
moment to the protest when he explained,
"I don't call for violence, but who know·,
maybe one of us BOme day will be a little
depressed, maybe off our diets. and who
knows what may happen." At thi,; point,
he began eating a Twinkie, a symbol of
White's i;uccessful defense of"diminished
capacity" due to too much stress and to a
diet of junk food.
After a half,hour of speeches. the crowd
took to the atreets for an impromptu
march through the financial district, stop·
pmg traffic for six blocks. Demonstrators
blew shrill police whistles and banged
pot,; and pans. The marching crowd
quickly swelled to over 5000 men in business
suits, and women in fashionable
attire jomed tho casually dressed prate.store.
2 THE STAR / JAN. 20, 1984
Soviet Vodka Seeps
The cold war between American eateries
and Russian vodka is thawing a bit,
reports the New York Post.
Some of New York's poshest restaa•
rants, including Luchow's and the "21"
Club, have ended a boycott that began
after the Korean jet disaster.
But not every innkeeper is so forgiving.
Says restaurateur Mel Dansky: "I won't
sell Russian vodka until they recognize
that each human life is precious."
By He len D1sb
Such a Week!
I swear, sometimes I think my little ol' head is
gonna 1ust blow ott In this harsh winter clime
When I moved to this city, I thought it would be
all sunny and warm and now I may have to
think about N1caragual Well, enough fanticizlng
for today, kids
Madam Arthur'• has moved to a new nver s1dt1
location. The Grand Opening w,11 be this Sunday
(Jan. 22) Hope to see you all there It may
be a little too chilly to stroll the R,verwalk, but
at least we can all enioy the view and think of
ve been asked to convey the following mes•
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Fac:.- hosted the Min Gay Metroplex last
Monday and Tuesday The lovely Jerrie
Harper has the oonor of the title this year, fol•
lowed by Forst Runner-up, Candy Stratton;
Second Runner-up 1s Mallsaa Damoore.
Helen would hke to know who the gorgeous
hunk was, lying in that car after leaving the
Bonham Exdlange Saturday night. If anyone
knows, please inform me immediately
tnv,a tome. Did you know that the Galleon 1s
the only club In San Antonio that features
Moller Lite Jongn9Cks? It may not be shocking
to some Yankee, but to me. ,t comes as a bog
sorpnse! I thought Texas was home of the
longneck bottle My httle fingers JUSI don't feel
nght unlees they're wrapped around the long
hard shaft of a longneck bottlt1.I
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"Husband" and "wife" are not roles rou•
tinely assumed by gay couples who have
been together for a long time, says The
Male Couple: How Relationships Deuelcp,
by David McWhirter and Andrew Matti•
son, psychiatrist and psychologist, res pee•
lively, at the UC San Diego School of
Their new book also says that sexual
fidelity is not as important as in heterosex•
ual marriages, from information gained
by interviewing some 156 couples.
Some older couples fit the stereotyped
husband and wife roles, said McWhirter,
simply because for years they have been
told they should.
The five-year study, begun in 1974,
in terviewed 312 men asking them 240
questions dealing with everything from
the couple's sex lives to their long-range
Based on the interviewed, the authors
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ual behavior, and that the longest lasting
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By Tututu Divine
It's Me Again!
I'm here to tell you of all the scoop here In
Capital Coty I've been lurking in the most
wonderful places, and with all this weather the
way ii is, lurking has been no mean JOb1
The Boathouaa hes really been hopping• All
the UT eluclent9 •"• back in town. taking full
advantage of the frff beer on Sunday nights.
and 10 cant drlnkl on Wednesdays!
Have I been the only one to notice how , .. y
the young college men look in their down vests
dunng this awful weather? Sixth Strfft never
looked so butch!
Quentln has divulged to me that things have
never been better for him since he moved to
Austin He has really appreciated the help T im
and all hos other froends have given him Ya
gotta have froends, you know
Austm's Gay Pride Wffk T•k Force ,shaving
a meeting Monday, Jan 30 at LAMBDA, 8pm.
All those interested should attend. especially
since coordinators will be selected
Remember how much fun the last Gay Pride
Week was? There's no reason to flee to Dallas
or Houston anymore when we have a much
more intimate and personalizt1d celebration
Aualln'• Alternative is having a great show on
Jan. 26. Where are the lllualona? They seem to
be very elusive; or are they really 1ust illusions?
No, of courst1 tht1y'rt1 notl Go see the show and
discover It for yourselves!
Also at Austin's Alternative, Womyn Speak ,s
having a benefit, Sunday, Jan 29. There 1s a
dollar cover charge, topped off by llve entertalnmenl
Backltreet a .. 1cs 1s still having their famous
Tund•y SIHk Night. complete with 25 cent
dralt beer all day end night. I hear that lots of
hunky numbt1rs can be found lounging around
the charcoal, eepec1ally now to keep warm•
M1chae1 Jackson, eat your heart out You
thought Thr,l/t1r was an experience unlll it was
announced that a hot new bar, Dr. Frankanlurtar'a,
1s opening soon at 317 E. 6th. We await
with ant1c1. pat1on!
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l Just couldn't believe all those horny Caprtcornal
Lots of them were all found having a
great tome this past Wednesday al The Craning.
If you weren't tht1re you mossed a crazy
Pul on them klt1ats and start stompin· and hopp1n
·, because Austin is abou' to have a woman
·, rugby tHml If you should be interested In
Joining, call 2e3-S586 tor Information
Stolen from Gay
LOS ANGELES-Gay activist Dan Sim•
inoski was in Phoenix in early December
for a speaking engagement, but when he
returned from an evening appointment he
found the automobile of his host broken
into. The only item stolen, reports an
American Civil Liberties Union news
release, was Siminoski's briefcase con•
taining several thousand dollars worth of
plane tickets, travelers checks and the doc•
uments concerning a controversial suit by
Siminoski against the Federal Bureau of
The hriefcase was returned by the police
several days later, still containing the valuable
plane tickets and travelers' checks.
Curiously, the only thing missing were
the FBI documents. crucial to Siminoski's
ongoing attempt to force the release of documents
of alleged illegal spying stories
against gay and lesbian activists and
The hreak-in caused an abrupt cancella
llon to Siminoski's nationwide tour. However,
he later announced that he would
resume the tour, which includes stops in
Houston, Lubbock, Dallas, Austin and
Siminoski is scheduled to be the keynote
speaker at the Gay Press Association
Southern Regional Conference Jan. 27•29
at the Savoy Hotel, Houston.
The American Civil Liberties Union of
Southern California filed suit in a federal
district court in Loe Angeles on $iminos•
ki'e behalf late last year. The suit, filed
under the federal Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA), seeks to compel the FBI to
release d<><·uments concerning unlawful
FBI surveillance of gay and lesbian acb
vista and organizations since 1950. The,
suit also seeks an injunction to force the
FBI to grant Siminoi;ki's request for a fee
S1minoski, who holds a doctorate degree
m political science, is in the midst of
researching a hook on the impac-t of gay
and lesbian politic11 on the 1984 national
Fire Bombing at
LA Gay Bar
LOS ANGEi.ES (IGNA)-A bar catering
to gay people was firebombed recently,
injuring the 74-year-old bartender, but
patrons grabbed and held the two suspects
until sheriffs deputies arrived.
Deputies said a Molotov cocktail started
a small fire at the Raincheck Room on
Santa Monica Boulevard in the West Hollywood
Customers cornered the two men who
had thrown the fi rebomb and were beat•
ing them when the deputies arrived.
"It was a real hostile crowd. We proba•
bly rescued them just in time," said sheriffs
Sergeant Mike Allen.
The arrested, J ohn Negrini, 22, and his
brother, Anthony, 26, from Or ange
County, were held on sus picion of arson .
Anthony Neirnni suffered cuts on his face.
Patrone said the men had been in the
bar earlier but had been kicked out. They
then returned with the firebomb.
Even if you're not the head of a big corpo•
ration, maybe now y_ou can still em~ll like
one, reports the Pacific News Serv,ce.
Two Cleveland entrepreneurs have
come up with a new cologne called "C-E-
0 " which sells for $11 an ounce. What do
y~u get for your mone_y? Sno? appeal,
according to store executive Edwma Moas.
She aaya a few years ago, everyone
wanted to be natural, "but now ther, want
money, prestige, a Mercedes-Benz.
Also bulliah on the sm~ll ofeuccees: an
Italian company marketing a fra~ance
called "Wall Street." ~mpo~r _Neil V_an
Eerden aaye its big aelhng pomt 1a prestige
and the fact that " people can pronounce
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JAN 20, 1984 / THE STAR 3
Gay Youth May
Remain in Scouts,
In a move hearalded as a victory for gay
rights activist,;. the California Supreme
Court denied a petition by the Boy Scouts
of America contesting a gay youth's right
to belong to that organization.
The ruling in Curran L'S. Mt. Diablo
Council of the Boy Scouts of America
sends the case back to Los Angeles Superior
Court where the Boy Scouts will have
to show cause why a gay young man can•
not remain a member of that group.
"This is a giant step forward in the on•
going effort to end discrimination by
organization. "hkh appeal to the public
for membership," said George Slaff in
commenting on the high court's decision.
Slaff an AC-LU Foundauon volunte<>r
attorney, 1s lead counoel in the case.
Timothy Curran a ga,· scout who
cl. ims that his expulSton from the Scouts
violated California's Unruh Civil Right,;
Act and hi, common law right to fair
procedure, had held numerous leadership
positions m his Scout troop and helped
form a troop for deaf boys in the Oakland
When Curran turned 11'1 he was no
longer eligible to be a Boy Scout, so he
applied for Scouter status; young adult
members who assist the Scoutmaster of a
troop. He was expelled because he
revealed that he \Ii&. homo, cxual during a
newspaper profile. He then filed suit m
Los Angeles Superior Court only to have
the case dism1"ed, ruling that Curran
had no constitutional right to belong to
Last fall, ho,.,ever, the California Court
of Appeal, m a unanimou. decision ruled
his expulsion "capricious and offen;.ive to
public policy" The Boy Scouts filed a peti•
tion with the California Supreme Court
which ruled in favor of Curran
"This affirmanc-e b) the Supreme Court,
that the Boy Scoc.t,; are subject to the
nruh Act; ndenicoree al1forn1a s lead
ersh1p position in rooting out bias and
preiudice wherever possible in our
society," Slaff noted.
Gay Prostitutes Say
They Lied About
Three homo,aual prostituU·s who said
they had ex WJth succe,, ful gubernator•
ial candidate Bill Allain of Missifisippi
stated earlier thi~ week that the allega•
tions were not true and that they had been
paid to make them.
The accufiers gave the story to the Jack•
son, Miss., Clarion-Ledger on the gover•
nor's inauguration day to "set the record
The men, Grady Arrington, David Holli•
day and Donald Johnson, all recanted the
story they had told and gave sworn statements
to that effect to Allain's attorney.
Bill Spell, the J ackson attorney who
supervised an investigation of Allain'e
private life for his Republican opponent,
said the move was expected and that the
three had been offered "large sums of
money" in a "combination of threat and
reward" to change their stories. Spell said
Arrington had mentioned an offer of
$5000, which Allain's attorney, Crymes
Holliday, one of the prostitutes, said a
representative of a private detective
agency that worked for Allain'e opponents
gave him money to maie the atatements.
All three were allegedly placed on
the payroll at 162 per day, with promises
of more money on election day by Allain'•
Allain, 55, denied thu tatementa thathe
had homosexual relationships and took a
lie detector test to prove his innocence. He
was elected \\rith 56 percent of the vote on
4 THE STAR / JAN 20, 1984
'We Have to Keep It Going,'
Tom Coleman Says of THRF
The Texas Human Rights Foundation will
continue all its courtroom battles for gay
rights, said its new director, Houston
attorney Tom Coleman, following the loss
of its founder, the late Robert Schwab.
''The loss of Robert set us back because
he served so many roles," said Coleman.
"He had experience and guts and made
our cause public. We have to keep it
One of their biggest battles involves the
furor which continues to sizzle around the
Texas Penal Code 21 06.
"Some people mistakenly assume that
the 21 06 battle is over," said Coleman,
"although the Attorney General has
dropped the appeal. (Amarillo) District
Attorney Danny Hill and the Dallas Doctors
Against AIDS (DDAA) are appealing
that Fifth Circuit decision.
"None of the efforts of the Dallas Doctors
Against AIDS has anything to do
with the disease," he said. "They are try•
ing to recriminalize gay people by reenact•
ing 21.06 or by passing new legislation
that would accomplish the same thing."
DDAA is very well funded, he said, and
represented by three old-line established
Dallas law firms.
Hill, who actually filed the appeal. has
little to do with the case, he said.
''These people (doctors whom he noted
include a veterinarian, a dentiat and no
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Interest to the Gay Community
one involved in research) exhibit the 'classic
homophobic personality' aa expre11Sed
in court pleadings," Coleman said.
Homophobic personality traits, as
defined by the court, include ignorance of
the truth regarding the phobia, religious
fanaticism, and doubts about one's own
''They project their problems on other
people," said Coleman. "It's just an irrational
fear of homosexuals."
Coleman said whichever side wins at
the next appeal level, the case will qurely
go to the Supreme Court.
"We had no idea that bigotry was so
well-funded," he commented.
Copying costs alone for the recent
appeal in Baker vs. Wade were in excess of
$2,000, he said, and when the case goes to
the Supreme Court, special stipulations
take effect that could run such clerical con•
siderations upwards of $20,000.
"We have no indications that the law
firms are doing their work for free," said
And in pursuit of that "work," the firms
initiate a great deal of costly work for
THRF. The foundation pays attorneys to
litigate cases-in Baker vs. Wade, the
attorney ts Jim Barber-and furnishes a
great deal of voluntary work.
"21.06 is important, and the outcome of
this case is important because it determines
if gays are criminals," said Coleman.
"It would affect child custody rights,
employment, accommodations and discrimination,
and it would affect public
attitudes toward gays. These all depend
on the outcome of 21.06.
"If we win, discrimination won't disappear;
and if we lose, it doesn't mean the
end of the world. We will appeal it to the
Coleman said the foundation is also
involved in a court battle forrecognition of
a gay student group at Texas A&M University.
He quoted Schwab regarding the Texas
A&M case. saying THRF is "cautiously
optimistic" about the outcome, although
the case lost in a lower court.
"We are optimistic We are approaching
1t m First Amendment terms.
"One of the briefs (from the opposing
side) stated that gay students would have
orgies at the student meetings, which 1s
ridiculous Spreading AIDS has nothing
to do with free speech, and it hos nothing
to do with that activity "
He said the cnse may be heard nt any
Another case that THRF initiated and
m which it 1s still involved is Richard
Longstaff LS. the lmmigrat1on Author,
Longstaff. after several years m the
l 1mted • totes and a reputable business
man seeks to hecome a naturalized e1t1zen
and and has been dented e1tizensh1p pnn
c1palll on the grounds that he 1s homosex
.:al The cnsc lost at the Fifth Cm·utt level
nttonnl Gay Rights Advocates
recently won a s1m1lar case in Cahforn1a
nnd 1s as !Sting in the Longstaff cnse
THRF was also represented at o recent
ml-etmg m New York of several orgamza
t1ons interested m gay rights when the
ACLU expressed interest in attacking the
sodomy laws m the remaining 23-25states
that h ave them. Baker vs. Wade wns the
landmark cnse m this area , so THRF will
be working closely with groups and attorneys
from other states to eradicate this
"invasion of privacy "
''The law only applied to people of the
same sex, not between persons of opposite
sexes" Coleman said. 'That's 1rrabonnl
"'tlnless you are basing the law on preJud1ce
Coleman became director ofTHRF last
Novernben, hen "1t became apparent that
Robert v. as not going to recover from the
AIDS-rela ted infections," he said.
He had worked with the foundation previously
a nd had written briefs in the
Baker vs. Wade case regarding Texas
Pen.al Code 21.()6.
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Also, for officials of gay organizations who are NOT in the
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media and other events of the conference.
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plc:k vou up at tho a rport or depot
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and a brochure on the Sa-lay Hotel so you con make reservations
(You do not hove to stay at The Sao/oy to attend the conference )
fhe Sa-lay ts wrthrn wo ktng distance of several gay clubS Add1t10nolly.
busses w•II be ovorloble for tours of Montrose nig htspots. Your
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to several clubs.
JAN 20, 1984 / THE STAR 5
How Do You Do as a Houseguest? Quiz
Goin' South By Roz Ashley
What kind of houseguest gets invited
back? And how do you rate on that score?
Get in the mood and reminisce about the
last time you visited a friend. What really
happened? Did you strip your bed before
you left? Did you strip yourself so your
friend's mate could see you? Did you strip
your host/hostess? Or did you simply strip
the bathroom of that great cologne you
Be honest on the following quiz, you'll
have fun and also get a brutally frank
rating on your chances of being invited
back to all the "right" houses. Circle the
answer that moHt truthfully completes
each numbered paragraph. Skip any
items that don't apply or seem stupid to
you. An11wers (and aconng) follow the last
1. You arrived at the apartment of some
friends a few hours ago. Now everyone has
gone to sleep, and you don't know which
towel to use. You: a) don't wash; b) use the
little lace one on the rack; c) use a paper
towel from the kitchen.
2. You've been visiting a good friend
who didn't mention how long your stay
should last. The atmosphere is getting
tense, so you: a) pack up and throw a goodbye
kiss; b) wistfully ask if you should
leave; c) offer drugs.
3. Your friend is on a diet, but you love to
snack. What do you do? a) Nibble secretly;
b) bake brownies and share; c) liake brow•
nies, but scarf them all up yourself.
4 On a visit to a friend, you stain one of
the towels badly, so you: a) apologize; b)
rinse 1t out; c) take it with you when you
5. Your friend has gone out, but hi,/ her
lover drops by So you: a) chat, but avoid
flirting; h) offer half of your newspaper
and Sf!ttle down to road; c) serve a strong
drink, maintain eye contact and hope your
frif'nd will be gone for at least an hour.
6. A hostile dog guards you·r friend's
place, and you must enter alone after a
date. You have a key, but you're afraid.
You solve the problem by: a) placating the
animal with raw hamburger in advance;
b) wearing dog repellant; c) making a
night of it.
7. You 're visitng friends, but you forgot
to pack toothpaste. So you: a) wait a day
and then buy some; b) aak for some and
use it; c) use the toothpaste in the
bathroom and complain about the flavor.
8. You get up early, but your hostlh~stess
likes to sleep late. So you: a) read m
the mornings; b) run the water in the tub,
take a bath and flush the toilet a lot; c) turn
up the stereo and do some aerobics.
9. You're leaving your friend after a
visit, and you're selecting a thank-you
gift. You buy; a) replacements for every•
thing you've broken; b) a book you intend
to borrow back right away; c) some wine to
share during your last dinner together.
10. You're on an extended visit with a
busy person. You plan to: a) go your own
way each day; b) ask every morning,
"What are we doing today?"; c) ask every
morning, "What are you doing today?"
11 You spilled red wine on your friend's
rug. You tried to wash it, but the spot only
got bigger What do you do? a) Have 1t
cleaned, pay for it and co_nf~s all; b) move
the furniture so the spot 1s hidden; c) cry a
12. You're visiting a friend whose par•
ents arrive unexpectedly from out of town.
You: a) offer them your room and sleep on
the couch; b) leave gracefully; c) claim
13. Your friend has just come ?Own with
a case of the flu. Y ~u: a) serve ~htcken soup
and hang around m case you re needed; b)
take Vitamin C and leav~ for the day; b)
take Vitamin C and stay m your room.
14 It'• very late and in order to get to the
bath.room you \\ould have to pass through
your host's bedroom when an overnight
guest is being "entertained." What do you
cio? a) Ti1,toe past them without looking; h)
stay out, because you've planned ahead, c)
walk through, apologizing at great length.
15. At the end of a relaxing soak at your
friend's place, you: a) scrub the tub shiny
clean; b) use the back brush to wash your
back; c) use your friend's lover to scrub
And now, to get your Houseguest Score
and Rating, add up the points for the
answers that you chose·
! · a•l, b-0, c-5. 2: a-5, b-0, c-0.
3: a-5, b-0, c-0. 4. a-2, h-5, c-0.
5: a-5, h-5, c-0. 6: a-0, h-1 , c-3.
7: a-5, b-5, c-0. 8: a-5, b-0, c-0.
9 : a-5, b- 1 , c-½ . 10: a-5 , b-0, c-0
11 : a-6, h-0, c•0 12· a• 1, b-5, c-0
13: a-6, b-0, c-0. 14 a-1, b 5, c-0.
15: a-5, b-3, c-0.
Houseguest Score: ½-24. On
"welcome-back" scale of 1-10, you rate a,
You 're a real disaster. Go to a motel next
time and check in under an assumed
25-49. Not too good; not too bad. On that
"welcome-back" scale, you get about a 5. If
you invest in an impressive house gift and
give your friend a long time to forget, you
may be invited hack.
50-73. So you got a high score. If you
didn't fib, you rate a 9 on the scale. You're
sure to be invited back. In case you're cur•
1ous about why you didn't get a 10, it's just
that I'd hate to ruin ~our personality by
making you arrogant. By the way, what
• are you doing next weekend?
Ashley 1s a personal counselor. 1983
Stoneu•all Features S)nd1cate.
Illegal drugs and workers are streaming
mto the United States from Mexico, but
customs officials sa, the real action i.s
gomg the other way:
Amencan pilots are making fortunes
supplying ,outh-of-the--border consumers
with everything from tax-free stereos to
.stolen cars. reports the Boston Globe.
The exploits of the border runner,,
called "Contrabandistas," have evoked
mixed reactions from American authori•
ties The FAA 1s keeping hands off, ,a, mg
it's purely a Mexican problem But some
smugglers aCC'U,e the U$. custom, servtce
of Upping off the Mexicans t.o incoming
Say one pilot, " It's a flat-out betrayal of
American cttizcns "
No Where Else but the Galleon
Serving Miller Lite Longnecks
Also, don ,t forget our Sunday Brunch, N oon
6 THE STAR/ JAN 20, 1984
Virginia Apuzzo: NGTF's Outspoken Executive Director
By Kathy Tepes
Via Gay Presa Auociation \\'ire Service
"Before there was gay pride, brothers and
sisters, there was gay and lesbian rage.
We now have an opportunity, and damn
good reason, to be m touch with that rage
again for the SECOND STO!',;EWALL,"
said Virginia Apuzzo, executive director of
the National Gay TaRk Force, at a recent
gay pride rally in New York City which
addressed the AIDS issue.
"And just like our brothers and sisters
who took to the street because they were
fighting for their lives," she continued,
"we came to the street today for no less
purpose. We are fighting for our lives, and
the government better get the message
that we intend to win.
"The fact of the matter is, brothers and
sisters, that we stand at a critical moment
in our history. We can look at this moment
and decide in our guts, and decide at this
Second Stonewall, what our principle will
be: Intolerance is intolerable.
"Our wealth 18 not affluence, nor acquisition;
it is the opportunity to put our
'What we ought to
do for the time
being in this
Presidential race is
fall in love with an
issue and forget
about falling in
love with the
ideals to work-to put them to work for the
purpose of making the history that we can
be proud of-a history that does not have
as it's objective 'to survive,' but 'to
At this time when so many people in our
community are fearful of AIDS. Apuzzo
delivered a very up message to fight back.
Notable activists Robin Tyler and
Stonewaller, himself, Ed Murphy called
Apuzzo "Our Leader."
Apuzzo recently met with White House
representatives in the offices of the Health
and Human Services. Concerning the outcome
of the meeting, Apuzzo said, "There
i.a no evidence that there is a commitment
about AIDS. I don't believe that the Reagan
administration knows what the
number one health care priority is.
"At the meeting, we were told that we
are making a political issue, whereas
AIDS is a medical problem. My answer to
them was. 'If your boss in the form of the
Reagan administration says that you
must live within your budget, and in the
constrain ts of your budget you find that
all you can commit is only $12 million. and
if you are telling me that your answer is a
scientific answer, then I'm telling you that
your answer is political-that all you are
allowed to say ts that there is only so much
money. You are not utilizing science as the
variable; you are using political con•
straint as a variable, and I'm reacting to
what l think is a political conclus1on."'
Apuzzo added, "When the New York
Times said that the Reagan administration
is yawning concerning AIDS, we in
the lesbian and gay community know that
they are sound asleep.
"We have to let the Reagan administration
know that we see that politics is based
on homophobia, and that AIDS is an
example of what government does when
any group gets disenfranchised-be it
,. omen, the poor, people of color, the unemployed,
the underemployed, the aging and
the lesbians and gays."·
Switching to the upcoming Presidential
race, Apuzzo said, "Alan Cranston haR
historically always been supportive. Walter
Mondale did the Human Rights Campaign
Fund benefit dinner, and he also
sent out a gay rights statement for Gay
Pride Week. Ernest Hollings-few people
Virginia Apuzzo, executiue director of the National Gay Task Force
know it-has made a commitment to sign
a gay rights bill.
"Those of us who are working nationally
are in the process of putting together a
statement that we will ask all of the candidates.
and then we will report to the com•
munity what their responses were. Of
course, some of the candidates may have a
disastrous record in other areas, and we
have to look at that. What we ought to do
for the time being in this Presidential race
is fall in love with an issue and forget
about falling in love with the candidate."
'Be yourself! Reach
inside yourself and
dare to be the best
you can be.'
However, Apuzzo would like to see the
Board of Directors at NGTF get more
involved and begin to take their roles more
seriously: to perform. to be accountable to
the community and to know when it's time
"Membe1'8 of the Board of Directors
need to recognize that they are policy makers.
If the organization isn't going in the
right direction, don't just blame the executive
director or the staff. Ask youl'>lelfwhy
are you on the board. what do you have to
contribute, who i. your constituency, and
what resources do you bring to the organi•
In apparent reference and contrast to
her predecessor, Lucia Valeska, and her
turbulent resignation, Apuzzo said, "If
members had thesensethatitwastimefor
me to move over, they wouldn't have to
write tyrant articles in the newspaper.
They should simply send me a dozen roses
to say, 'You served us for whatever period,
now your time IS up, and thank you very
much.' It's a smart person who knows
when to go."
In conclusion, Apuzzo said, "I love this
community. I think the movement saved
my life. There wns a time when I never
thought it was possible for me to ever say
that I was a homosexual out loud, even in
a room by myself. The movement helped
me and I owe a lot.
"I'm 42-years-old and I see myself working
on behalf of the movement for several
"Congress is something that is a dream
to me, but if the dream doesn't come true,
well, I have to live my life."
Tackling another political issue, Apuzzo
talked about a recent case where a closeted
politician approached the lesbian and gay
community and requested our help and
support in a political campaign. Apuzzo
commented, "More and more people
within the community are going to have
leas and lesa patience with people who
take all of the benefits of all of the people
who take the risks and who are not willing
to take a risk themselves. Basically,
you've got to care enough about yourself to
be who you are."
And many women wish to be like
Apuzzo. When I suggested to her that she
was a role model, she responded with, "Be
your elr. Reach inside yourself and dare to
be the best you can be. Dare to be yourself.
Young women today have to remember
what so many women had to struggle and
fight for. You must make it better; you
must go on. Never give up!
"I just love Holly !Ii ear's line: 'If you got
all your freedom this afternoon, tonight
you'd have to have your first meeting to
'The finest thing
you can hope to
have is the support
from your peers.'
make sure that they didn't take it away."'
Apuzzo has had a varied career from
nun to teacher to politician to leading one
of the major gay rights organizations in
'Tm a teacher first. a lesbian feminist, a
politician and I'm Italian. I'm very cultu•
rally identified, and that is good. I like
that-to put aside where I came from and
what I'm about.
" I learned my politics in the two most
political environments-as an ex-nun,
there is nothing more political than the
Church; and a~ a teacher, there is nothing
more political than academia.
"In the convent, the Church is the political
beast, and academia is perhaps the
most cut-throat environment."
Apuzzo went on to explain how she
learned politics on the street in the Bronx.
Then she briefly entered a convent when
she was 26-years-old, already having a
'I love this
community. I think
saved my life.'
8.A. degree. She went on to study theology
and philosophy, although, "The Church
paid very little to have me work for them
for years," she said.
One of her proudest accomplishments
was introducing Black Studies in the
Archdiocese in New York.
Apuzzo held two positions in New York
City administration. She was the former
Assistant Commissioner of Health and
supervised the largest ambulatory system
in the world at that time and provided the
first patient literature on ammebiasis. Her
second position was a term as executive
director of Administration Trials and
Hearing,, the internal court system of the
Apuzzo no longer supports her one-time
- boss, Mayor Koch, nor is she in agreement
with Herb Rickman, who was appointed
liaison to the lesbian and gay community.
"I think that Koch has to seriously con•
sider not only whether Herb Rickman
serves our need, but also whether Herb
Rickman, in fact, serves Koch's need in
terms of dealing with our community."
Also, Apuzzo had vigorously, along
with the majority from the community,
supported Governor Cuomo, who recently
approved $5.25 million towards AIDS.
Apuzzo takes great pride in her excellent
reputation within the community: "The
finest thing you can hope to have is the
support from your peers. It matters a great
deal to me. People have been very supportive
to me. My staff has been extraordinary.
We are a team, and l feel real good
What time you eat, the shape of your driveway
and whether you go for poinsettias or
rhododendrons reflect your social status,
says cultural critic Paul Fussell, who has
written a book dividing America into nine
social classes, reports the Philadelphia
You can try to boost your class, says
Fussell. by stocking your place with
antiques, hut spcec·h always tells the tale.
For example, he notes, if you pronounce
"exquisite" aH "exquisite.'' you are operating
with a major cultural disadvantage.
White Stuff Ain't the
The New York Post reports that a new
study of cocaine use has documented how
the white powder can wreck your wealth
ns well aR your health.
According to n survey of 200 cocaine
abusers in the New York City area. 78 p<'r•
cent suffer from depress10n, 4:l )'.l('rcent
from a loss of sex drive and 59 percent
reported a general deterioration of their
The atudy also found that 55 )'.l('rcmt
used at least half their life savings to buy
coke, and 2S percent stole.
JAN 20. 1984 / THE STAR 7
Life, Death and the Uncertainties of Justice Gay Community
By Dan Siminoski, Ph.D.
10:00 a.m., November 30. I am writing in
the shadow of death this morning. Robert
Sullivan, a gay man who wa~ (wrongly, I
believe) convicted of a 1973 robbery and
murder, was executed by Florida officials
a few moments ago. At the time of his
arrest, police had no physical evidence to
link him with the crime; fingerprints were
inconclusive, and footprints found near
the body were grossly different from his
While the murdered man's credit card
and watch were in Sullivan's possession
when he was arrested, the police systematically
refused to investigate any of the
plausible ways they might have come to
him, other than through the murder. In
particular, they refused to investigate Sul•
livan 's claim that he had received them
from his roommate, a small-time hood
who disappeared after the murder.
Sullivan stayed on Death Row longer
than any other prisoner in America at the
time; over 10 years. He continued to pro•
claim his innocence to the end.
The Sullivan case is a textbook example
of the inequities of the American system of
criminal justice. Evidence and the word of
witnesses placed Bob at a gay bar 40 miles
away from the scene of the crime.Ayoung
man specifically recalled being with him
at midnight, because it had been his birthday,
and Bob had bought him his first
None of thie evidence was presented at
the trinl, in part because his court•
appointed defender seemed disinterested
in the case, and in part because the homophobia
that was to inflame Dade County
in Anita Bryant's campaign made the
lawyer fear that prejudice would effect the
case (and perhaps his own future?).
When, after nearly a decade, gay and
civil rights attorneys got involved in Sulli•
van's case, it proved impossible to locate
the witneesee who could testify to Sullivan's
presence in the bar that night. Des·
pite overwhelming doubt surrounding the
case, it was impossible to save him from
Sullivan, a round-faced, blue-eyed
college-educated man, walked into the execution
chamber this morning, acknowl•
edged the presence of observers, and was
slowly and methodically strapped in the
death chair. He wae handed a microphone
and was allowed to read (calmly, but in a
quavering voice that betrayed his fear)
from Pealm 62. "And in God alone is my
soul at rest because my hopes comes from
Hours before, he had been told that Pope
John Paul II had contacted Florida offic;
aJs to beg for his life. Now, he thanked
the Pope for his personal intervention and
smiled at the three confessors who stood in
the room with him.
He urged his supi,orters and other
inmates to continue their struggles, say-
Gay Community Newspaper
ing: "To all my J)el'r& on Death Row, des•
pit_e ~hat is about to happen to me, do not
He lowered the legal pad from which he
had been reading and spoke theNe final
words: "I hold malice to none. May God
bless us all." His face was covered by 8
blac-k hood. He was electrocuted, another
offering to the gods of retribution and certainty
who claim that justice in America is
unbiased and infallible.
Meanwhile, a few days earlier at the
otht•r end of the c-ontinent, there was
another ct•lt•bration of "justice." Gay pt'O•
pie in San Frandsc-o had just nights
before marked the fifth anniversary oft he
murders of County Supervisor and Gay
activist Harvey Milk and liberal Mayor
George Mosc-c,ne by Dan White. White was
a homophobic-, c-onservative County
Supt•rvisor who had resigned and was
angered by Mosc-one'srefusal to reappoint
him rnto a political office. He admittedly
viewed Mllk a,; a per~onal enemy.
One morning, he loaded his handgun
and walked through the Supervi•ors' pri•
vate mtrance to City Hall for a requested
appointment with the Mayor. Once inside,
he exchangtd a few angry words, and,
standing at point-blank range, fired
repeatedly into Moscone's body. Then he
calmly reloaded the weapon, walked
across the hall, and did the same to Har•
vey Milk He left behind witnesses, fingerprints,
a gun, and a personal admission of
After a trial in which the prosecution
seemed reluctant to construct a full case
against the former supervisor, he was
found guilty only of two counts of mans•
laughter. H;s sentence was only seven
years m prison.
With time off for good behavior, he qualified
for parole; he was released on January
6. He walked into a community that at
least in part prai,e,, hi" deeds. and he
probably felt rather smug about the work•
ings of justice in America.
As I look through my files on the~e
cases, I see two round, boyish faces staring
at me from faded newsprint. One is
alive and one is gone. One was guilty. the
other probably framed. I can imagine the
anger Dan White must have felt before his
crimes, and I wonder if, so short a time
later, he regrets them.
And, I can imagine the emotions Bob
Sullivan went through as his last minutes
ticked by, as he was shaved and wired. as
he scribbled the words he would read.
Imagine anyone's fear during the count•
down to that finality so few of us come to
;'I; ow filter in the po,~ib1hty that he
knows he 18 innocent and that a dreadful
mistake is about to be made; add the
immutable fact that his is a nightmare
from which he c-annot wake
A scream of anger might shake the re,;t
of ua into an appreciation of his agony, but
that is not enough. We have to continue
our work. As Bob wrot~in his last letter, "I
ask that you keep strong and that you be
NOT afraid, no matter what. We have
fought well, and more importantly, we
have been in the right."
Dr. Siminoski IS a political scientist and
has been ac-tlt'e in the ga:,. rights moL·ement
for about a dec-ade. He may be writ•
ten at 1221 R<'dondo Blvd., Los Angeles.
CA 90019. 1984 Stoneu·all Features Syndicate.
A f'IEW CHOICE FOR THE TEXAS WOMAN!
(AND EVERYONE ELSE TOOi)
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 9pm til • • •
Your MC- Judy Martin
5500 S. Congress, Austin- 442-9285
8 THE STAR/ JAN. 20, 1984
New Orleans' Vieux Carre Serves Up
Treasured People on a Grand Scale
By Billie Duncan
Staying in the French Quarter for a few
days is like taking one lie)<: off an ice cream
cone. You can guess the flavor, but you
want so much more.
Before I left to go to New Orleans, an
acquaintance of mine told me, "Why
bother going to the French Quarter? It's
just a bunch of bars. You can go to the bars
here in Texas and save the travel •
I have to disagree. New Orleans (or any
other town, for that matter) is not just a
bunch of bars. New Orleans is a city of
history. Of architectural romance. Of
strange contrasts. And of characters.
The characters of New Orleansespecially
the French Quarter-are trea•
sured, almost as if they were natural
resources. And they run the gamut from
people you expect to be characters
anywhere-like musicians-to people you
don't find anywhere else-like the Duck
The police in the Quarter are quick to
expel dingy derelicts from the mainstream
Bourbon Street action, but they are protective
and even gracious to the established
creative oddballs that inhabit the Quarter
nights. In other words, it's okay to be different,
as long as you have proved yourself
to be harmless.
In a city where historical texture is the PHornsevs,LLieou c N
springboard for attitude, it seems only
natural that characters would abound.
The Crescent City has always been a
home for the adventurous and the romantic.
Jean Baptiste Lemoyne Bienville
claimed the area upon whichNewOrleans
sits for Louis XIV in 1718 and named the
city for the Duke of Orleans.
With the easy access from the Gulf of
Mexico, New Orleans was built with a
European flavor. French charm
You would think that France might
have had some pride in this little struggling
cosmopolitan city. But, no! In 1762,
France gave the land to Spain.
Now, here is a most interesting fact.
Two huge fires destroyed the city during
the Spanish occupation, and what is now
the French Quarter was rebuilt-by the
Spaniards. So, the French Quarter is
really not French at all.
Of course, there was still a great deal of
French influence, and the combination of
French and Spanish came to be called
Residents of New Orleans say that
Creole means "child of the colonies." But
the word has an interesting origin. It is a
French word based on a Spanish word
based on a Portuguese word that meant
"Negro born in the master's house" that
was derived from the Latin creare which
means to create or beget.
Now, that may not be earthshaking
information, but how many stories on
New Orleans have you read lately that
never euen mentioned the original of any
word? A little esoteric information never
But back to the French Quarter. After
rebuilding the city, the Spaniards gave the
land back to the French in 1803. Twenty
days later, Napoleon I sold the territory,
along with a huge chunk of adjacent land,
to the United States. (Remember the Louisiana
Purchase?) So, now added to the
Creole and the Cajun was the American.
Ah, yes, the Cajun. The Cajuns were
French settlers in Novia Scotia who were
expelled by the British in 1755. They were
not Cajuns then. They were Acadians.
Through linguistic corruption, Acadian
became Cajun. It's easy to see how that
happened. After years in the bars, my
name has in some cases evolved from Duncan
With all the diverse influences of the
varied settlers, add the fact that New
Orleans is a port. A lot of people from all
over the world have managed to just come
The Duck Lady and Officer Michel
Street worker m French Quarter
With that kind of humanistic milieu, tol•
erancc for differing lifestyles and opinions
seems almost necessary.
And the widest variety of humanity 1n
N cw Orleans 1s in the Vieux Carre (the Old
Square), which is the original Creole city
of New Orleans.
Packed tnto the tight rows of housf's
along the narrow, CTUmbling streets are
the demzens of the Quarter Spacious is
not an adjective at home m the Quartt>r
Some people 1n th1• Quarter are still the
poor" ho hove been there for years, but the
poor are slo\\ ly being replaced hy people
who have come to New Orleans and just
ha1,. to hve tn th<' V1t>ux Carre. These pen
pie pay an arm and a leg for the privilege.
Moot of the people I met who were work
ing m the bars and m the restaurants had
come from the Midwest. The old good-byeoh
to Ohio syndrome
But tht> characters, the creative
odd halls, the beautifully strange creatures
that stand out from the crowd, all seem to
have sprung from the magic of New
My favorite character was Ruthie, the
Duck Lady. Huthie roller skates down the
streets of the Quarter with several ducks
truiling hehmd her most of the time. She
ulso c11rnes II toy stuffed duck under her
When I talked to her, P11trolman I) F
Michel of the New Orleans Police Depart
m1•nt was her translator and protector,
"Shi, raises ducks," he 1•xplained "She's
ht-en doing it ever since I can remember.
Lots of people have writ!Rn stories about
her. She's even been on TV. Isn't that
Ruthie nodded vaguely. "Yeah."
She looked me over to - if she really
wanted to talk to me. Shedce1ded to volun•
teer some information. "I was born nght
in the French Quarter."
I asked how long ago that was. She
looked at me from the height of her littleold-
womanly vanity and told me with
more than a little huff m her attitude, "I
don't tell my age,"
I told her that I didn't tell mine, either.
She liked that She decided to confide in
me "I eat red beans and rice and spaghetti."
I told her I liked red beans and nee, so
she gave me the secret of life "I stay
young I keeps young by roller skate"
We seemed to be on a roll so I asked her
how sh<' supported herself. Ruthie does not
seem to like direct questions. She stared
off down the street and mumbled something
Hut Patrolman Michel explained for me.
"She goes in places where she can drink."
Ruthie ts not the only person in the
Quarter with a bird follo\\ing. Be,,ides the
Duck I.ady, there is the Pigeon Man.
His name is James Greer and he feeds
the pigeons m Jackson Square. Now, he
doesn't Just feed the pigeons, he dresses to
feed the p1ge<Jns, and he feeds them with
flair 11nd style
Tht•rc are th<Jusands of pigeons who
clusu.•r around him and perch on his hat
and arms. And when he feeds them, they
fly and dive He turns feeding the birds
into ll poetry SC88ion for the eyes.
There are other characters almoot too
numerous to mention
There was the hot dog stand man who
gave me a leeson on territorial rights.
"Sometimes you Just gutta fight for your
corner. You may lose friends, but mat',
the way tt 1s.
There was "Ginger" Grant who works m
a Bourbon Street strip Joint where the boys
take it all off. "I'm 43 years old, and I've
been doing it (stnpping) for 17 years My
mothe.r was a stripper on Bourbon Street.
She's retired. I'll rettre when I'm too old
and can't boogie anymore."
There was the driver, Bobb), of a carnage
drawn by a horse named Clarn
Bobby gave a creative "history" of the
French Quarter that was mterspersed
with comments such as, "Here's one of
those bars" 1th only guys m it. I don' go m
to there. They don' alllow no womens. No
womens m that bar "
There was Tommy Van de Velde at the
Parade whownnted to know, "Could I sny
hello to Marsha nt the Copa?" Sure
There was David Antony at Play It
Again .Sam who proudly showed off his
tiny little stage in the bar, and he said that
the bar did "strictly professional shows.
The last show was a big Vegas-style
show." David was a dear, but it was hard
to imagine where the elephant could exit.
There was Pat DeCuir, the leader of
Copas Brothers who play C&W on Bourbon.
''We get a lot of Texas people listen to
us. I guess it makes 'em feel at home." He
look1-d off mto the sky. "You'd like to feel
at home on Bourbon Street."
There were street artists, street mus1-
cmns, street workers.
Maybe there are a lot of bare m :-e"
Orleans. Maybe one of the best things
about the town is the food Maybe it's the
But in between going to all the places,
don't forget to stop and talk to the people
They're the best attraction in the French
JAN 20, 1984 / THE STAR 9
C& W Binger Pat DeC'wr of CoP<U Bros.
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