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Gay Austin, Vol. 1, No. 10, June 1977 - File 002. 1977-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 9, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/225/show/219.

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Title Gay Austin, Vol. 1, No. 10, June 1977
Publisher Gay Community Services
Date June 1977
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 5962538
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 002
Transcript Volume 1/ Issue 10 June 1977: Art, Calvin, Louis, Maurice, Rob, Wayde, ar.d Woody HOUSTON RALLY JUKE IS 3QUE2ZS ANITA NIGHT A SUCCESS Since (s)ne couldn't be with us this year, Anita 3ryant, her Save Our Children, Inc., and various fuadaoantallat and conservative groups have ventured to speak for God. This most unholy alliance of Baptists and Catholics nas spread totally 'unfounded propaganda and used Bryants national reputation as an orange juice pusher and second runner-up in the 195? Miss America Pageant to give an air of wholesomenass to their persecution of the gay cnnraunity and misinterpretation of the Dade County referendum.The fruits of their efforts are now seen: the civil rights ordinances to protect gay people from discrimination have been repealed— -but not without the aost intense and unified fight of gay people throughout this country. We've lost tue firs- bout, but the fight is hardly over. Gay people are coming out stronger than ever to fight this affront to 15$ of Americans: Gay Americans. Anita's forces nave already premised to "go national" but tney have evidently forgotten tnat we are already nationwide. The night of the Dade County referendum, gays in Hew York held a vigil in Greenwich Village.In San Francisco the number of people who came out to demonstrate tneir displeasure was estimated to be close to 10,000. Gays in New Orleans, Minneapolis, and other cities have pi' visibly expressed t^eir anger. Over 4C0 gay people rallied together to protest tne appearance of Anita Bryant on ner crusaue in Fairfax, Virginia. In Houston, there is a demonstration planned on Thursday,June l6th to protest the actions undertaken by Bryant against the gays of this country. She is to entertain at the Texas State 3ar Association meeting there. The demonstration will be in the form of a march and rally. The march will start at 7:00 pm from the Depository II bar on McGowan St.and will end with a rally at the City Hall. Now is not the time to strike breasts, to gnash teeth, or to hang heads low in disappointment. We need to be heard and (continued on page 4) Through the initiative of local bar owners, the volunteer efforts of gay service and political organizations, and the support of the public, Austin raised approximately $1,150.00 for the support of the Dade County Coalition campaign for human rights. While the electoral efforts in Miami failed, the public response of gay Austinites has been successful in demonstrating that Austin is concerned and can mice for common goals. In a meeting of the owners of Pearl Street Warehouse,Austin Country, Private Cellar, and New Apartment Lounge, the managers of Hollywood, and a representative of Friands and Lovers and two gay activist organizations, an agreement was reached to sponsor a Squeeze Anita Night on May 31st where volunteers of Gay Community Services and the Gay Political Coalition (since renamed 3.A.F.E.) would solicit door donations of 31 or more for the Miami camnaign. Two adult sooKStores, Mr. ters ana :—-.-uteri can News, plus the Club 3aths of Austin also volunteered to help raise funds on the same night. The two volunteer organizations contributed posters to publicize the event and notified local media. They also got volunteers to work at each business asking for the donations and explaining the importance of the campaign to those who were not already familiar with the issues. Support was broad based and charitable from the patrons of ol 1 the businesses. The discos, the women's bar, and low key and western bars, the bookstores, and the baths each raised between $50-3300 in a community effort. The entire amount raised was mailed special delivery to Miami the next day to help with their campaign. All of the work was volunteered and publicity costs were covered by those same volunteers through additional contributions. Gay Austin thanks everyone who contributed, the workers, and the participating businesses for showing that Austin cares.
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