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Gay Austin, Vol. 2, No. 10, August 1978 - File 010. 1978-08. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 2, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/2704/show/2700.

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Title Gay Austin, Vol. 2, No. 10, August 1978
Contributor
  • Kay, Kelly
Publisher Gay Community Services
Date August 1978
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 010
Transcript |Q Gay Austin August, 1978 PORTLAND TOWN COUNCIL OFFERS GAYS ERGPERTY_ARBITRATIO.N-SERVICE FOR DISPUTES The Portland (Oregon) Town Council, concerned about how gay couples who are splitting up deal with property division, is offering the gay community an arbitration service. In order to use the service, both parties must agree to submit to arbitration as co- petitioners and agree to decide whether the arbitration is to be advisory and non-binding or binding and enforceable in a court of law. The arbitration is done by a panel of three people whose names are submitted in advance and agreed on by the petitioners. One of the arbitrators is an attorney. The fee for the service is based in part on the value of the property in dispute. NYC GAYS, POLICE CLASH IN BASEBALL GAME New York's finest, the championship Sixth Precinct squad, met the finest athletes of New York's 12-team Metropolitan Community Athletic Association in the first annual Police vs. Gay softball game on Sunday, June 11. It was a day for symbolic conflicts; an overflow crowd of some 2,000 excited fans cheered the action in Manhattan's Central Park. Despite a suitably macho effort and the energetic cheerleading of four costumed pompom boys, the gay all-stars went down in defeat, 12-4. The game's spirit of friendly interchange follows eight months of weekly police-gay community dialogues held at the Sixth Precinct station house. Precinct Captain Aron Rosenthal in his printed welcome expressed the hope that "familiarity can breed respect" and said that the goal of the dialogues has been "to help us all see beyond the labels and stereotypes that reduce human beings fco one-dimensional characters." STATE OFFICIAL IN CALIFORNIA RETRACTS STATEMENT ON HOMOSEXUAL CHILD ABUSERS California's Secretary of State, March Fong Eu, in a speech last March to the state Parent Teacher Association Meeting in Los Angeles, stated, "The police department (of Los Angeles) conservatively estimates that last year alone there were 34,000 cases of child L tyr.-jj^i.; TBI ST&1U0I B00IST0BJE 70* 1.61* StrMt AUSTXN.TSKAS Wott^^eU, ^uatAedSeU" abuse involving seKual activities, 70 percent of which were homosexual in nature." Her statement, based upon the testimony of LA police Lieutenant Donald La- Guardia before the California Senate Select Committee on Children and Youth last year, horrified gay people in the state. Supervisor Harvey Milk, an elected San Francisco city official, wrote to the Secretary of State to protest the figures. Eu met with Milk and his staff, and as a result of the meeting wrote a retraction and a letter to LA Police Chief Daryl Gates asking for an explanation of the erroneous figures. Gates investigated, and responded in a letter to Eu, that he "has reevaluated the ... figure and concluded that although the estimate was the result of considerable research, it was not based on hard data. Therefore , the estimate is considered speculative in nature and will not be used again." international... EUROPEAN COMMISSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS TAKES GAY BRITON'S COMPLAINT AGAINST ENGLAND The European Commission of Human Rights, headquartered in Strasbourg, has accepted another case from a man challenging laws on homosexuality in the British Isles. Peter Wells, an English businessman, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison in 1974 for having sex with two 18-year-old men. Wells is claiming that his conviction and imprisonment violate three articles of the European Convention on Human Rights. England has signed the convention, and the government admits that its action against Wells was interference with his private life. But, it claims, it was justified under an article that protects the "health and morals" and "protection of the rights and freedoms of others," The commission has admitted Well's application. POLICE IN AUSTRALIA CARRY OUT 'MILITARY' RAID AGAINST GAYS CELEBRATING SOLIDARITY On June 24, during "Mardi Gras" celebration of International Homosexual Solidarity Day, police from the Darlinghurst district of Sydney carried out what an Australian newsletter termed a "military-style attack. Everyone caught in the middle of this operation ... was in danger of being bashed and/or taken ... into custody. Heterosexuals, whether sympathetic or not, were also detained." The public address system and truck carrying it were confiscated. According to witnesses, police made a special point of brutalizing the women in the march. When one woman screamed at a police officer, "Let go of my tit," she was charged with using offensive language. After the arrests of 54 people, lawyers and doctors who tried to enter the police station to see clients and the injured were threatened with charges of trespass. 24 women were confined in a cell designed to be occupied by two people. The Gay Solidarity Group at Sydney University is urging people to send letters to Neville Wran, Premier of New South Wales to request an inquiry into the police violence. The Australian newspaper The Age has conducted a poll that reveals that 57 percent of the public believes that gay people should have the same status under the law as heterosexuals for whom the age of consent is 16. Younger people and those with university education indicate even stronger support for gay rights. At present, consensual sex for gay people is permitted in only two states and is illegal in all the rest.
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