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Gay Austin, September 1977 - File 009. 1977-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/2306/show/2296.

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Title Gay Austin, September 1977
Publisher Gay Community Services
Date September 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 009
Transcript me When I was a little boy my mommy and daddy admonished me not to drink beer. It was horrible stuff. And people who drank it became alcoholics and did all sorts of evil things. "See?" they said. "Watch Channel 12 every night on the 10:00 News." And the news showed those things that happened to people who drank beer in San Antonio. Quarrels. Shootings. Automobile accidents. Blood, lots of blood. All that time I was a good little goy boy. I'm still a goy, but I became more than a boy. I became an adolescent. Even as a teenager my heart was a boy. But at the same time I saw how much fun evil teenagers had drinking beer, riding their beatup cars to that Seven- Eleven on Culebra Road that sold illegal beverages to them. But since I was such a good boy, none of my friends went to that ice station. So I was stuck. I began smoking ray father's Little Cigars and graduated to cigarettes. Meanwhile I popped my mother's diet pills and began staring in space at school and saying, "Wow. . . woow, Wow Man. . ." until the right people noticed me freaking out and I bought weed from them and they invited me to a wild party. Needless to say, these were not the people who submitted poems to Each Has Spoken high school creative magazine. My chance at last to get drunk. The party wasn't so much, but everybody drank Budweiser and so did I and I ended up throwing up and had a terrible hangover the next day. My mo ther asked me why I looked so pale (as if she didn't suspect.'). So did my father, but not in such worried tones. I told them I stayed up practicing the piano at a friend's house. Though that night I had tasted freedom, nevertheless I hated Budweiser because it tasted like beer and beer made me puke. So I switched to Schlitz. I stopped throwing up, but it still tasted like beer. I was stuck between that and Strawberry Hill. Until. . . 8
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