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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 12, December 1973 - File 006. 1973-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. March 1, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/2793/show/2773.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 12, December 1973
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date December 1973
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 28912012
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 006
Transcript NEW PENAL CODE about whether another may be present who will be offendedoral- armed by his act.... (c) For purposes of this section, an act is deemed to occur inapub- lic place...if it produces its offensive orproscribed consequences in the public place.... The offense is a Class C Misdemeanor. 'Publicplace'is further defined in sec. 1.07 as "any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access and includes, but is not limited to streets, highways, and the common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings, transport facilities and shops.'' It is to be noted that the disorderly conduct section would not apparently apply to the interior of a private residence to which the public does not generally have access. It is also very interesting to note that only the anus and genitals are specified. As far as this section is concerned, a woman who is topless apparently could not be convicted here if this section is the only offense, sec. 21.08. Indecent Exposure. (a) A person commits an offense if he exposes his anus or any part of his genitals with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, and he is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by his act. (b) An offense under this section is a Class C misdeneanor. Note again that there is no mention of the breasts. Apparently topless women are not indecent exposure. (Compare the two recent rulings in Oklahoma in which judges ruled that women's breasts are "a public phenomenon" and threw out a couple of cases of lewd conduct on indecent exposure charges.) Sec. 21.06 Homosexual Conduct. (a) A person commits an offense if he engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another individual of the same sex. (b) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor. In Sec. 21.01. item (1), one reads: " Deviate sexual intercourse means any contact between any part of the genitals of one person and the mouth or anus of another person." No mention of hands! All that is covered is oral-genital and anal-genital contact. Manual- genital and genital-genital are not covered. (Incidentally, the pronoun 'he' is defined elsewhere to be generic and includes any individaul so this section is not sexually discriminatory as might otherwise appear at first glance.) Also of interest, non-consenting 'deviate sexual intercourse' is a class 11 felony under Sexual Abuse, and it specifies "whether the other person is of the same or opposite sex". It appears tome from my reading of this section ( 21.04 ) that homosexual rape in prisons is covered here and would be a felony. Complete copies of the new Code, with tables and index and with the revised wordings of numerous sections of the 1965 Texas Code of Criminal Procedure--fascinating in itself to read-- are available at 3 dollars post paid from: West Publishing Company Box 2239 Kansas City. Missouri 64142. (this is the company that many states use to print official documents and bills.) Write for: Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, Laws 1973, 63rd Legislature, Regular Session, Chapter 399: TEXAS PENAL CODE with Tables and Index. And Anna's Ice Cream Parlor — In the Heart of Town Phone 501-253-8630 63 Spring Street Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632 COULTOUR A GO-GO By BUZZY B. of DALLAS □ DOThe COULTOUR to the Isle de Oro in August was fabulous/ thrilling. Our first notice was a brochure from Colt Studio. Advertised as 'ATROPICAL ISLAND RESERVED JUST FOR YOU', - it sounded like what I was looking for - no phones, no pollution, no hassle and good company. After readingfand discuss- CORRECTION CORRECTION pany. After reading and discussing the descriptive literature my friend and I signed up. That was March. Between then and August ve obtained our passports, small- ox vaccinations (required) and amma globulin (optional)for hep. ■ ou really don't need pills for •Montezuma's Revenge', because the drinking water in Panama City is purified to U.S. standards. Coming from Gatun Lake in the American controlled Panama Can al, this water's o.k. Just don't eat seafood in Panama City. Raw sewage is dumped into the bay.... Yeach!! UUuAugust finally arrived! We hac made our own flight arrangements. Frankly I didn't want to fly to Miami to meet the tour and then fly to P.C. Aside from the exhaustion, it would have cost an extra $60.00 per person. Money better spent on booze...boys. We chose Braniff via Houston and New Orleans to Panama city. Be fore you scream about Braniff, they may be slow getting off the ground but their service was excellent. And our luggage got to Panama when we did. And - - in the same three pieces they started in. Panama City is a long seventeen miles from the airport; I thought we were being driven into the country wildes to be raped, robbed, or murdered but the fantasy was short-lived as the city lights soon began to appear. Far to the hotel was nominal compared to U.S. AIRPORT to CITY FARES in the U.S. And for a four a.m. arrival the activity in the streets was almost unbeleiv- able - cars and people - every where. But we did'nt look around long. We collapsed! DDDThe next morning (Saturday[ we went walking a lot. Down the waterfront. Through the public markets. All sorts of mundane and exotic things for sale side by side. The only way to really see the city is by walking. Gorgeous buildings. All ofthem...oldandnew alike. In the commercial area we were damn near trampled. All of the city's 500,000 must have been out shopping at the same time (except between 12 and 1) We were able to walk several blocks before being trampled again. Fin ally, around 4:30 we returned to our hotel frazzled. The main body of our tour was due and to assuage my apprenshion 1 read book, snacked, and finally nagged Bill into sitting in the lobby to await the incoming group. We were mainly worried that the tour members would be comprised of 80% grabby aunties and only 20% hunky young things. You know what I mean. Despite the late hour and flight fatigue (some has been on a plane since early morning from N.Y.C.), we saw that our fears were unfounded. These were really a hunky bunch of studs. After a brief cocktail party and orientation by Hanns Ebensten of Hanns Ebensten Travel, Inc., and our host on the island, Dennis Barton, we were introduced as a group to the MAIN CHEFSof the San Bias Islands where we were ( ',• CONTINUED ON PC 9 fitua»m.--k__v_L J WITH YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS FT WORTH: 2800 Purington Sunday Services: 7:30 pm David Carden, Interim Pastor HOUSTON: MCC Study Group 504 Fairview -Call 528-9069 PageS
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