r GAY PRIDE PARADE '
Will there be a Gay Pride
Parade next year? Yes. But
probably not in Dallas. Chris
McKee. able organizer and tireless worker of the first two Gay
Pride Parades has said that she
will not head a parade committee for 1974.
The 1973 Parade was a success in every way, but she feels
it was not quite as successful
as the first one. Maybe some other person or organization will
sponsor next year's parade. Or
perhaps there is a better way to
win our civil rights and acceptance (not tolerance) for the gay
The National Gay Mobilizing
Committee of Urbana, Illinois is
planning a massive gay march on
the Washington Convention Center in the Spring of '74, and is
asking all organizations and individuals to help in this effort.
Why a nation-wide march on
the Capital? One piece of national legislation, can sweep aside
every stat's sodomy and solicitation laws, and give full civil
rights to Gays in all 50 states.
Furthermore, state civil rights
laws do not apply to corporations
dealing in interstate commerce,
nor do they even apply to the
local post office. National opinion and the national news media
tend to be shaped far more by
national action, than by similar
state, local or regional action.
There are more than 400 gay
organizations in the nation. But
the movement needs a unifying
national gay organization. NACHO
failed. We were young. We
learned. Perhaps this time we
The National Gay Mobilizing
Committee is a group of Gay
women and men in New York and
Illinois of various political tendency's, who feel the necessity of
a nation-wide organization with a
national action perspective. No
Gay organization is excluded from
NGMC because of political orientation.
Other minorities are winning
their fights for acceptance. We
are the second largest minority.
Where do we go from here? We
leave that to your own individual
Al Carmines, the musical ni-
nister of Off-Broadway, who turns
out hits as easily as others produce flops, has another with The
Faggot. Like his previous musicals, .,this ,one-a revue on the theme of homosexuality- was first
seen at Carmines' Judson Memorial Church, and Carmines once
again is composer. , lyricist,
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author, director, and the entire
orchestra (piano) for his production. This time, though, he also
appears as an actor; one is hardly surprised to find that he's okay
at that too.
The Faggot is highly melodious, bright, and cheerful, and I
think the most important theatrical offering on its topic since
The Boys in the Band. As it
advances thinking not acceptable
to the entire citizenry, it probably
must be labeled a propaganda piece. But to those who already
accept that homosexuals are merely people with a different viewpoint, The Faggot is an entertainment of good heart and mind,'its
message simply that homosexuals
are more than a limp-wristed
In sketch and song, Carmines
roams widely through the homosexual world. He visits, among
other folk, a pathetically funny
drag queen, a handsome young
tease in a gay bar who believes
his attractiveness will last forever, a man who has hidden his
homosexuality for so long that
he is attached to his secrecy, and
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Tok-
las, who are favored with a lovely song called "Ordinary Things"
that could describe any happy marriage at all. As he touches down
here and there, at least 75 per
cent of the time he lands on
gold-and even when he doesn't
there is his seemingly never-
ending supply of melody and heart
to warm and divert one.
(Taken from the NATIONAL
REALLY GOOD IS
Now I'm a gonna tell yew some-
than. So lissen real-1-1 good.
Yew hear? (Stop a eyeballin'
they-ut purty chicken with tha big
bulge 'n pay attention fer a second.) Now, as I wassa sayen:
They's gonna be a fan-n-n-cy covered dish dinner at the Dallas
MCC church cum the first Sunday in September. That'll be
the 2nd of September, I reckun.
Land of goshin', they'll have platters heaped with all kindsa vitels
--fanger licking good chicken 'n
other meats 'n veg'tables 'n nice
crisp salads 'n home-made-from -
scratch breads 'n on top of all
they-ut they'll be lotsa belt-busting good desserts. Oh, 'n they'll
be plenty to drank too. Jis kindly remember this ears a church,
so don'tcha be a brangen' any of
yore home-made "snake bite"re-
ceipe, yew hear?
Now iffen yew brang a covered
dish, yew only gotta pay one dollar to git in. Iffen yew don't,
yew gotta pay one dollar 'n a
quarter 'n two dimes 'n a nickel.
Now they-uts whut I call a bar-
gin, don't chew?
'N on top of all they-ut, yew
gits to meet all kindsa special
folks, meaning youre own kind.
So yew can jis be yourself 'n
forgit 'bout havin' to putt on airs.
Oh, they's really gonna have a
whing-ding time at the covered
dish party. So yew jis brang
they-ut purty chicken with tha big
bulge and have yourself a bang
up good time. Yew hear?
Oh, 'n while I'm at hit, I
better menchin the bran-spanken
new pitcher show they'sa haven'
on the 21st and 22nd of September.
Now, I ain't gonna tell yew the
name of they-ut pitcher show on
accounts I want chew all to be
sir-prised! Everybody luvs sir-
prises, 'specially chickens with big
bulges. But I'll tell yew this,
by cracky. On the 19th 'n 20th
of October, they's gonna show
A STAR IS BORN with Ju-u-u-dy
Garland, by cracky. So yew all
be thar, yew hear?
Get out your jingle tap shoes,
because Busby Berkeley is coming
back to Houston, The MiniPark is
running 42nd Street, Dames, and
Fashions of 1934 -- with stars
like Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers,
Dick Powell, Bette Davis, William
Powell, Joan Blondell, Zazu Pitts,
Guy Kibbee, Warner Baxter, Una
Merkel, and (yes) Ned Sparks --
at late night shows (10 , 11:30)
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
nights starting August 16. Tickets
42nd Street (August 16-18) is
Gqbf ) eeler's first movie wnd the
backytage musical ox all time.
Ruby is tap dancing her heart
out. The camera pulls back. She's
dancing on top of a taxi at Broadway and 42nd Street. The stairstep skyline behind her yeginy to
shqxfle and the buildings dance.
Besides the title song, there's
"Young and Healthy," "Shuffle
Off to Buffalo," and "You're Getting to be a Habit with Me." And
there are Go Out and Make It
lines that wrote the book ever
since. Warner Baxter tells Ruby,
"You listen to me and you listen
hard. Two hundred people, two
hundred jobs, two hundred thousand
dollars, five weeks of grind and
blood and sweat depend upon you.
You keep your feet on the ground
and your head on those shoulders
of yours, youngster, and Sawyer,
you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!"
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