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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1973 - File 010. 1973-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 4, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/3445/show/3433.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1973
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date June 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).; Pages 8 and 13 of this newspaper issue are numbered incorrectly.
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Title File 010
Transcript . ... ... . ...v...:.:. nectedness wins over the power- structure dictated relationships, humanity is alive; to the extent that power relationships are chosen over those of mutual feeling, we are dead. It would seem, then, that the Vice Officer was the only person "disordered" by our conduct, and it is outrageous that Gay persons in Birmingham are at the mercy of this man who has willingly stunted his own personal growth, and yet has the power necessary to imprison us, and who in fact uses this power mercilessly, consciously ignoring the fact that he does have an alternative which would be beneficial to him -- that of learning from us. On the day of our trial, we witnessed the trial of another woman this same Vice Officer had arrested for prostitution, who had had a heart attack upon being taken to jail and was hospitalized at the cost of her of $2,100.00. We heard the judge tell her, "We'll forget it if you will". She and her grandchildren have now returned to their home in Texas. The Gay persons in Birmingham feel that Officers of the Law should be available to us in the event of agressive behavior on the part of one person toward another if we ourselves were unable to equalize the situation, and the Gay community would willingly contribute money to aid in the growth of a fair, just city called Birmingham, but we can only consider this method of making money for the city via the Vice Squad's continual harassive theft totally despicable. In this country, money is blood, and the arrests of Gay persons at $100.00 a head is nothing less than genocide. This letter has been written in the hope of promoting a communication system among Gay persons, and for the purpose of requesting advice and comments. Our next trial date has not yet been set, but it will be trial by jury. Due to the political and socioeconomic oppression of homosexual women and men, we expect the jury to be heterosexual. It seems to me that it would take a mericle to be found to be Lesbian AND not guilty by a heterosexual jury, but I intend to use this opportunity for the purpose of speaking as many words as I can relating to homosexual oppression and philosophy. Please help us by sending your thoughts to: Freddie Creed 1627 - 16th Avenue So. Birmingham, Alabama 35205 In Gay love, Freddie Creed Officals Bann Michelangelo Reproductions PRUDISH SCHOOL OFFICIALS BANN MICHELANGELO REPRODUCTIONS 17 year old school girl, Jean Elizabeth Hutcheson, worked 70 hours at nights and on weekends on two glazed statues patterned on Michelangelo works. Despite the fact that the B-plus student's art teacher had approved her preliminary drawings three months before, prudish school officials banned the statues - from a high school art festival, because they were nude. Her upset father, James were nude. Her upset father, James Hutcheson said, ' 'I suppose if they had the opportunity to show a Michelangelo they would turn it down. This is an example of a conservative, prudish attitude of what you can see and can not see." The father and daughter displayed the sculptures at a parking lot across the street from the high school." PRESBYTERIANS VIEW ; Gay Presbyterians will want to latch onto a copy of the July/ August issue of TRENDS Magazine, published by the United Presbyterian Church, USA. One of the lead articles is entitled: "Homosexuality: Neither Sin Nor Sickness." It was written by Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, long-time gay liberation leaders and authors of Lesbian Woman, and Bill Johnson, the first up Front Gay person to be ordained in the United Church of Christ. mental health people . . begin to wake up {at last) The San Francisco Mental Health Advisory Board has noted that of 505 valid charges of rape reported in 1972, none were classified as homosexual. It goes on to say that 95% of child molestation is heterosexual. Furthermore, two-thirds of all arrests for "soliciting a lewd and lascivious act" were obviously the result of enticement. The board made this recommendation: "Pending appeal of laws defining 'unnatur-Jness', we recommend that the law enforcement agencies not attempt to vigorously enforce these 'laws', except where the sexual activity is a true public nuisance." (We can't help but wonder where the "Mental Health" people have been all this time. We could have told them that years ago!) your hostesses Ricci & Rita CiUB POOL ■ DANCING ■ MIXED DRINKS Open Tuesday through Sunday 5pm - 2am (Closed Sondays) 2305 S. SHEPHERD 52* 9430 HOW GOOD IS GAY? Gay is like the little girl that had a little curl that hung in the middle • of her forehead. In the childrens nursery rh'ymn "when it's good, its very, very, good, when its bad its horrid". If its working for understanding of freedom of self and ones fellow Gays, that's when its good. We are moving into a new era of enlightenment, individually and collectively, searching for a way out of the oppression of centuries, eachofus searching for our individual identity and this is good. Unfortunately, the "us" consists of a small handful of dedicated persons, this is bad. When its reaching out to find answers to our collective problems, its good. If its hiding in a closet from the responsibility of working for our right to live as respectable and respected human beings, its bad. When its giving ones energies, talents and thoughts to the fulfillment of human rights and dignity, its good. When its thinking of nothing but the next body we sleep with, its bad. Gay is good when it's selfless,' bad when it's self-centered. More and moreGay people are joining the movement for political social and personal freedom, but they need help. The helpp of all jijGay people. Too many are content to sit back and "let George do it". They are the losers. They sit on their collective bar stools rolling from body to body,and too frequently being rolled in the process. Asking why doesn't someone do something. Why don't you?living their lives in fear. Fear of the neibors finding out they are Gay; fear of losing their jobs; fear of being busted by the police' and wonder why something isn't done. If nothing is done its because its you who didn't do it! Gay is our right, guaranteed under the Constitution of this nation-the right to the pursuit of pS happiness. We will never have that right untill we are willing to assune the responsibility of working for it. No one is going to give it to us untill we get out and work to show society that we will no longer be pushed into a Gay ghetto, denied the right to love in the manner we chose. How good is Gay? A lot better than it used to be. A lot worse than it can be. It is and will be as goob wy or as basd as each of us makes it. Page 9
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