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Connections, Vol. 3, No. 6, June 1981 - File 003. 1981-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 8, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/2513/show/2502.

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(1981-06). Connections, Vol. 3, No. 6, June 1981 - File 003. Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/2513/show/2502

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Title Connections, Vol. 3, No. 6, June 1981
Contributor
  • Olinger, James K.
Publisher Olinger, James K.
Date June 1981
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 5962584
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 CONNECTIONS 3NIMI Kj AUSTIN, TEXAS 2401 Manor Road #118, Austin, Texas 78722 474-1660 Hours: 6 - 10 pm Editor/Publisher Jim Olinger Assistant Editor/Advertising Wayde Frey Graphics Don Jackson, Jim Olinger Photography Carr Strong Typesetting Kristull Graphics National Advertising Joe DiSabato Rivendell Marketing Co., 666 6th Ave. New York, NY 10010 212/242-6863 CON NECTI0N8 is a member of the Texas Gey Newwi Association. CONNECTIONS is the monthly magazine for gay women and men in Austin end Texae. We welcome your contributions of news, calendar events, feature articles, fiction, poetry, letters, line drawings and photographs. If return or ecknowledgemant is desired, please enclose e etamped, eelf-addressed envelope. Deadline for ell submissions is the 22nd of the preceding month. Material received after the 22nd will appear the following month. ON OUR COVER JOHN Hippy Hollow, 1980 Photo by Carr Strong The only gay publication that REALLY covers Austin. 3000 copies distributed this month. twelve monthly issues only $18 mail to CONNECTIONS H401 manor road #118 auatin, taxas 78722 Dear Texas Human Rights Foundation, I'm sorry I haven't sent any money earlier. The significance of Baker vs. Wade, your court challenge to Texas Penal Code Section 21.06 (the homosexual conduct statute), which is starting THIS MONTH, on June 15, finally hit me. I knew that 21.06 legalizes police harassment and invasion of privacy, as well as justifying discrimination against gay women and men. But I didn't realize that Baker vs. Wade is the first time a state criminal statute aimed solely at gays is being directly attacked as being unconstitutional. All the other "sodomy law'' cases, like the recent Mew York one, have been based on technicalities. The decision in this case will have a profound effect on all gay people for decades. The expense of bringing expert witnesses in psychology, sexology, the family, religion and criminology to Dallas for the trial will be considerable. But this is the moment when we must fling all our resources into the battle. Every contribution will help and is needed immediately. This will be a historic moment for human rights. Thank you for bringing it about. Letters to the Editor Kudos Thanks for doing a fine job in your article on me and the company (Dan's Office Equipment). — Dan Boyle Congratulations on CONNECTIONS' new look. It's great — impressive! — Gerry Tarr Dear Wayde, Please renew my subscription for another year. Thanks to you and Jim for doing such a good job with the paper. — Keith Mastalio Country Boy Wants Friend The last time I went to Tex's Colorado Street Bar. I could not resist a copy of your literature. However. I was under the impression this was a person to person magazine How does a country boy living in a small town like me find another man in this city? I'm 20 years old. intelligent involved in several activities in my area, and I do not carry a broken wrist around. I'm also not a one nighter. I love to have a good time, like everyone else, but I'm just a bit old-fashioned on occasion. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. — Name withheld by request If our readers have any ideas, please send them to CONNECTIONS. We would love to run "person to person' ads. Why not send us one? Since you live at home. you might consider a post office box. It's privacy for a couple of bucks a month. — Editor. CONNECTIONS welcomes all comments, criticisms and, of course, compliments from our readers. The Methodist Church and Bent While watching the performance of Sent by the Genesius Players. I became fixated on a poignant moment which few others have mentioned. Max. a prisoner in a concentration camp, muses about how nice it would be to fit in. He remarks there must be gay Nazis and that the Nazis seem to enjoy singing the "old favorites.'' Of course, Max does not stay in this reverie very long, as he remembers where he is and why he is there. I can relate perfectly to this scene, because I often have similar feelings regarding my being a Christian and a member of the United Methodist Church. Wenn wir marschteren and the Horst Wessel song are stirring and inspiring. So are Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken and A Charge to Keep I Have. But just as Max knows he does not belong to the group which sings his songs. I know I don't belong to the group which sings mine. How nice it would be to be a regular, non- activist church member, to attend those covered-dish dinners and sing those old favorites. But I can't To do so would be forgetting the church is my oppressor. It would be forgetting that the church created the climate of opinion in which Jews and homosexuals perished in the Holocaust. It would be forgetting that the United Methodist Church, as late as 1981, withdrew funding from the Austin production of Bent and, in so doing, threw a smug and knowing wink at Hitler. I will not forget Troy Stokes
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