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The Star, No. 3, December 9, 1983 - File 004. 1983-12-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 20, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/2397/show/2387.

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Title The Star, No. 3, December 9, 1983
Contributor
  • Martinez, Ed
Date December 9, 1983
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 MCC Founder Encouraged by Church Council Dialogue Rev. Troy Perry, founder of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, was reported by the Chicago Tribune as being pleased with the recent vote by the National Council of Churches to postpone indefinitely the membership application of the MCC. • "I consider that vote to be a miracle," Perry said. "We haven't come out of this as victims or losers. The dialogue will continue." Perry, who started the MCC 15 years ago, stated: "The rest of Christianity has been terrified of sexuality. ... we have to remember that the (Council) is not the enemy. They have struggled and sweated blood over us. If we applied to join the Moral Majority, we'd get an answer in less than five minutes. "We have made an impact on the (Council). We don't want to destroy them. We just want the fellowship of other Christians. We need it, because sometimes it's harder to come out as a Christian in the gay community than to come out as a gay or lesbian in the straight world." NGHEF Seeks ideas for Gay Health Conference The National Gay Health Education Foundation is currently planning the first Southeastern Lesbian/Gay Health Conference to be held in Atlanta on Apr. 21 and is asking the gay community for proposals for workshops and presentations. Previous national conferences have been presented in major metropolitan areas for the past six years and have brought together gay health care providers to share information and ideas, to coordinate networking and caucusing within their respective professional organizations, and to provide a forum for professional support and development. For additional information or to submit a proposal, contact Caitlin Ryan, 550 Cresthill Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306; (404) 892-2459. The deadline for submission is Feb. 10. AIDS Issue Prominent in Sodomy Statute Appeal The rationale that Texas' sodomy statute bereenacted because of AIDS is creating a controversy prior to an appellate court ruling on the statute which was struck down as being unconstitutional last year. Amarillo's District Attorney is arguing that the sodomy statute is necessary to control AIDS in an attempt to influence the U.S. Court of Appeals' decision, although he did not bring up the argument at the trial level. "It is simply improper to bring up a new issue for the first time at the appellate I You're Reading THE STARS America's Newest Gay Community Newspaper level," said Leonard Graff, National Gay Rights Advocate legal director. "And even if they could, it is a weak argument, because nobody had even heard of AIDS at the time the Texas legislature enacted the sodomy statute." Jean O'Leary, executive director of NGRA, said "The D.A. is trying to exploit the public hysteria and to use irrational fear in an emotional attempt to persuade the court. We expect the court to disregard this shallow tactic." PLACE Monday—Pitcher—$2 Tuesday—Draft—25<U Tuesday, Dec. 13 Benefit for Toys for Tykes, 10pm Wednesday-Beer Bust 7-11—$2 Thursday—Margaritas—75$ and Pool Tourney Sunday—Beer Bust 8-10—$1 OPEN 2 TIL 2 2015 SAN PEDRO 733-3365 SAN ANTONIO aUStin Can We Talk? Open 8am Daily Happy Hours 8am-2pm $100 Bloody Marys & Screws with Qucnton Martin (Austin's Round Mound of Sound) 2828 Rio Grande at 29th Austin—478-8782 Dec. 9,1983 / The Star 3 Pediatrics Feel Doctors Should Still Try to 'Convert' Gays According to a recently released policy of the American Academy of Pediatrics, doctors should continue trying to "convert" adolescents who are troubled by their homosexuality. The new policy rekindled the debate as to whether homosexuals can become heterosexuals through treatment, although the group deemed to no longer consider homosexuality a "mental disorder," according to an Associated Press news story. Dr. David Kessler, a gay psychiatrist and professor at the University of California at San Francisco, questioned why doctors think they can change a person's sexual orientation. He questioned if converting a gay person into a nongay person would be any easier than transforming a nongay person into a gay person. "That's exactly how easy it would be to do it the other way around," he said. He quoted that there is no known case in medical history of any gay successfully converting to heterosexual!ty. He further questioned why young people who are troubled with guilt about being gay should be "lead on a wild goose chase to convert, when that's not possible." Director of the Adolescent Medical Center in Levittown, Pa.. Dr. Kenneth Slad- kin, predicted that some 29 million youngsters between 13 and 19 are gay and have yet to be heard from. He said their goal is to help the practitioner to understand gay persons as "normal" Presidential Contender Glenn Charged with being Anti-Gay "I would not do anything as President that could be interpreted as advocacy or promotion of homosexuality," said Democratic Presidential contender John Glenn, according to Virginia M. Apuzzo. execu tive director of the National Gay Task Force. The NGTF is urging Glenn supporters across the nation to make their dissatisfactions known to the Ohio senator and former astronaut. In their latest news release, NGTF said that Glenn, in a candidate forum in New York Nov. 3 and in reiterated remarks Nov. 9, said he did not favor extension of federal civil rights protections to gay men and lesbians, and described homosexuality as "personal behavior." NGTF also said that Glenn stated, "I will not sponsor or support legislation to extend Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act to include sexual preference." Apuzzo wired Glenn: "It is impossible to reconcile the fact that you take pride in your record on civil rights issues with your apparent disregard for the rights of 24 mil lion Americans. Discrimination based on sexual orientation is an everyday reality in America that must be addressed." Russians Drinking Themselves to Early Grave The average life expectancy for Soviet males has dropped five years since 1964, and U.S. census officials say the reason is alcohol, reports USA Today. Per capita consumption in the Soviet Union is twice that ofthe United States, and deaths from alcohol poisoning are 88 times higher. The result: Soviet males born today can expect to live to only 62, less than any other European country, and far below the 70 years American men can look forward
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