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Texas 78705. Telephone: 512/477-6699
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Membership Lynn Aday
Office Rob Gips
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GAY POWER, GAY PRIDE
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Sunday, May 25, A Different Drummer made its last
broadcast. The program was canceled because lesbians
and gays are "a special interest group" which has gotten
all the attention we deserve. There is only one lesbian/
gay radio program left in Texas. Significantly, the
manager of the station which broadcasts it is gay.
April 26, CBS Television broadcast "Gay Power,
Gay Politics," which purported to be a documentary.
It depicted gay men as satanic creatures out to destroy
"the wholesome American nuclear family" and ignored
lesbians. The fear this program has engendered among
straights has already been used against us at the Travis
County Democratic Convention (see page 11).
My way of screaming "I'm mad as hell and I'm not
going to take it anymore" is publishing this newspaper.
This month, I'm going to do some other screaming: at
KUT-FM, at CBS Television News, at the Austin CBS affiliate, KTBC, and probably at the Federal Communications
Please join me. Write a letter to KUT-FM and
tell them that thirteen shows aren't enough to correct
centuries of fear and superstition. Write CBS-TV News
and tell them you won't tolerate irresponsible, biased
journalism any longer. Write the FCC and tell them you
don't like seeing your airwaves polluted by slander.
The FCC has finally recognized lesbians and gays
as a "legitimate minority group" which broadcasters must
consider in their programming. Write your local station and tell them you want prcgramming on homosexuality
which isn't poisoned by fear and superstition.
We have gotten this far by working together.
But we can lose everything we've gained very quickly.
We must support and protect all our lesbian/gay media
and all our gay brothers and sisters. If we don't hang
together, we will surely hang separately. Please help
us show what gay power and gay pride really are.
Federal Communications Commission
Complaints and Compliance Division
Washington, D.C. 20036
Communications Building B
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 78712
P.O. Box 2223
CBS Television News
524 West 57th
New York, New York
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Austin, Texas 78767
Gay Community Services 2330 Guadalupe
6 - 10pm nightly 477-6699
Gay Law Students 2501 Oldham #207
Gay Nurses Alliance of Austin . 1010-B Romeria Drive
Austin, Texas 78757 453-0816
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Metropolitan Community Church of Austin .614 East 6th