and ball". I can dig honesty; however, I deplore mockery. Isaid
"No." "Oh, but", he replied, -
"Don't you love me?" I told him:
"I don't even know you." "Oh,
but don't you love me as a human
being?" To which I replied: "yes,
I do." "Then why can't we go
home and ball?" Well, all I could
tell him was: "There isn't really
anything that I could say that you
want to hear, but I still love you
as a human being."
Other people inMCC couldprob-
ably tell you how they have been
"tested", ridiculed, or mocked.
I feel it's a shame that our brothers
and sisters can't accept us as
we are. I know fully well what it
feels like to be in the minority
— maybe MCC members are
really in the minority. But I know
what's right for the majority hasn't
always been right for me. I'm Gay,
Proud, Healthy, and Christian; and,
if that's Queer — yes, I certainly am!
Bar owners and those who support MCC regardless if they attend,
know that I'm not preaching to
them. I'm not treated like an outcast in every Gay establishment.
Maybe someday soon, things will
be different. After we removed
the prejudice and discrimination
out of the remaining heterosexual
bigots, then we can rid the same
among ourselves. You still don't
believe it exists? What about the
Gay Pride Parade? I marched
proudly with my "I'm not Prejudiced, I like Heterosexuals''.
Why did I do it? Because I believe in Gay Liberation. MCC does
too! We voted in a Congregational
meeting to again participate in the
parade. Did our brothers and sisters congratulate us because we
dared to march? I'm not talking
about MCC involvement. I'm referring to ANYONE who had the
courage to stand up and say: "yes,
I'm Gay and Proud?" Well some of
my best friends have stabbed me in
the back because of it. I guess
they were afraid that Liberation
rubs off; and they couldn't afford
to be liberated —because of their
job, family, etc. Well the Pioneers of any Liberation movement
are usually told to "shut up and
Don't Get Involved". It would be
easier for me to go straight and
become an Atheist. OK, for some
that's what's right for them —
but it's not right for me.
Rev. Perry tells us that MCC
will not be destroyed by the Foxes
that Breed Discontent in the Gay
community; it can only happen inside the Church . . . among ourselves. Well, I believe that. But
I also believe that the Gay community can never be destroyed by
the Heterosexual community; but
we can destroy each other among
The theme of the Gay Pride
Parade last year was: "United
We Stand, Divided We Fall" --
and I'll say amen to that.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
I am a Senior in high school
in a small town in Iowa, and I
1. How do you make your parents
realize that being gay is not a
sickness, evil or anything wring?
2. How can I meet a guy who is
not interested in only a one night
3. How can I develope a lasting
relationship with a guy as an
4. How can I protect myself from
5. How can I stay away from a
carrier or sadist?
I want to meet a guy who is
not interested in only himself.
Can you help me?
(This is an actual letter addressed
to Our Community. I've answered
the yough as best I could, but I
thought you readers might be interested in knowing there are many
young people searching for answers that older gays have sought
all their lives, sometimes in vain.)
Recently I experenced a rude,
uncalled for, brutal mishap at
Dallas' so-called formostgay club.
If I may I would like to relate
this story to you and your readers in the interest that we may
change this situation so it won't
occur to anyone again.
One recent Saturday evening six
of us planned on going to the Bayou
Landing. Before __,oing we stopped
off at a newly opened club. At
the new club we had an enjoyable
time and were surprised at the
large crowd in attendance.
After an hour or so we departed for the Bayou Landing. As we
were entering the Landing the
cashier at the door asked us if we
had been to the new bar. We said
we had and he asked how their
business was. At this point I jokingly said they were doing great,
they '11 probably put the Bayou
out of business."Everyonerealized I was joking and laughed, including another Bayou employee,
but the obese cashier didn't laugh
and in his rude manner remarked,
"If I wanted shit from you I'd
scrape it from your teeth."
It seems to me he should have
realized if I had licked the new
bar so well I wouldn't come
to the Landing to spend my money,
but unfortunately he does not have
that forsight. Anyway, as I protested his vulgar remark he said
the door at "his" club swings both
ways and to get out. He gave me
I my money back along with my
| friends' money. He said ''he"
didn't need our business. However
two of my friends had gone into
the crowd and it took a few minutes for another friend to find them.
Meanwhile I waited outside. As I
was standing outside the door
was standing outside the door
waiting for my friends, this crude,
disordered cashier charged out
the door with a night-stick after
me. He screamed he wanted us
away from "his" club at once and
rammed the stick in my side.
At that time my friends came out
the door and we departed.
To me, personally, this was the
most uncalled for mishap I've
ever experienced at any gay club.
I cannot justify the action of
the Bayou Landing in their arrogant nature. Don't they realize
it is our money that keeps them
in business? Do they really believe they are doing us a favor by
taking our money? If so, I disagree. They may not want my
money but my feelings are they
don't deserve it.
Just because they are the largest
gay bar in town doesn't mean they
have to act as though they're the
Thank you for your time.
Letters of this nature are in
a way good to have but for the
bars and their owners to permit
employeed personnel to act this
way is unheard of. I would hate
to be the one that did it when
the owner, Mr. Sisk reads this.
MINI PARK REMODELING