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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1973 - File 008. 1973-03. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 22, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/3469/show/3453.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1973
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date March 1973
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • 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).; This newspaper issue has irregular page numbering.
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Title File 008
Transcript ■ GUIDELINES ON GAY PRIDE PARADE DAUGHTERS OF BILITIS Dallas Chapter The Nation's Oldest Lesbian Organization Consciousness Raising - Educational Projects - BY AND FOR WOMEN JOIN US - First and Third Fridays Each Month Be a part of the Scene - Call (214) 824-0770 o BOX 5944 DALLAS, TEX 75222 "ENTRAPMENT" told the arrested men, "I could charge you all with sodomy, but will let you off easy this time." Their gratitude to this "angel of mercy" for his considerations -- or lack of evidence - - in not having filed a just and proper charge. Let this be a warning -- if you have to use a public facility in one of the shopping centers in the city -- think twice -- would it not be less complicated to defend yourself against the charge of "Indicent Exposure" -- do your business on the parking lots between cars, in the stores between or behind the counters and in the dressing rooms -- it's safer. GUIDELINES ON GAY PRIDE PARADE PURPOSE: This parade is designed to educate and make the public more aware of the needs of Gay citizens and their demands as one of the most oppressed minorities in this nation. In addition, we hope to erase myths, superstitions, prejudices, and fears from the public mind, creating a more positive image of the Homophile community. We celebrate Gay Pride Week with millions of others ac- cross the nation, claiming our equal rights of human dignity and citizenship and taking pride in our personal identity as Gay people who live and serve as responsible, contribution members of society. SPONSOR: The Circle of Friends P. O. Box 5944 Dallas, Texas 75222 Phone: (214) 824-0770 The Circle of Friends is Texas's oldese homophile organization. A political/educational club dedicated to the betterment of the homophile community. NOTE: We must be, informed regarding the number of cars and floats to be entered in the parade as this information is required on the permit application. Please indicate your intention to enter cars or floats as soon as possible. FEES: Fees will be assessed from all organizations participating in the parade including the sponsering group, The Circleof Friends. Fees .will not be assessed for individuals ART THAT LIVES! This is what proud dwnen and admirers of Ray Houston". . way of dncribrng this really eiciting ait, and rightly ao. The Snot examples of masculinity (o br found In physique ait today. Our aim is to present with taste and dignity the male body at iti most eiciting and beautiful. Art to be displayed as what it li, ART, not (be usual "plattk" type of cartoons offered by » many and called "physique art," These are beautiful double-weight prints made on Oft-V to frame. For saw really beautiful and exciting worts of the male E$ n Oft-White, I-urtre silk mat fituah paper, ready ^^^^^^^^^ r figure at it) heat BO out the coupon below, t a plain piece of paper, as long ai _,^^_^^^^^^^^_^^^^^_^^ Custom art from your favorite photo, price oo request. What aould be it painting of that special someone, painted by Mr. Houston. e personal than an original oil f KMStalftM RT 3 BOX 3» - BRENHAN, TEXAS 77833 m iSni'iilii?!1 in »u» 8 X 10 • 17.00 Q Add 50t postage Enclwd PU-a 1W i_ (caati, chaefc, M.O.J * All■a■ct■wd■».^^■l^^^^>n-»»^y»^«aa^laa^, Fir* I kw nail. Ford (jr. cunwiey aaceaptaaj. fcatatai antaa fcrafrindl, fanjaa, anpadel han- -tWn«. rVml ehadoj incur rsaaaya for ah—ci. Hu. frint babwi participating in the parade. The fees are as follows: $15.00 - Fee to enter a float. 5.00 - Fee to enter a car. This money will be used to pay advertising, posters, mimeographing, postage, and all other related expenses for the parade. NOTE: Advertising of a commercial enterprise by name cannot be permitted in the parade unless a fee of $750.00 is paid in advance through The Circle of Friends prior to the permit application. Commercial enterprises may share this expense if they desire and no other entry charge will then be charged to them. This is a result of the new Dallas City Ordinance passed sincelastyear's parade, who will be in the parade/ YOU! -- This is your parade! ALSO: The Circle of Friends Dallas Chapter of Daughters of Bilitis Several congreations of the Metropolitan Community Church Homophile organizations from Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Abilene, Kileen, Ft. Worth, Oklahoma, etc. Straight organizations who believe in human rights for all people. Individuals from all backgrounds who have the courage to stand up and say we have the right to live our lives with human dignity. NO VIOLENCE: No violence of any kind will be permitted. This is a demonstration for the entire gay community with hard work and sacrifice by many people. Violence has no part in this parade. DATE: The parade will be held, Saturday June 30, 1973, at 11:00 a.m. It will begin at the corner of Market and Main Streets, proceed up Main Street to Harwood, over one block go back down Elm Street, ending at the starting point. GAY PICNIC: Immediately following the parade, a picnic is scheduled at Flag Pole Hill at White Rock Lake Park. Bring your own food and beverage. The picnic is open to the entire gay community in celebration of Gay Pride Week. Last year there were 500 people attending the picnic. This year, let's make it a thousand!! RULES AND REGULATIONS: The following must be agreed to by all who participate in this parade: 1. The laws of the United States, Texas, and all Dallas City Ordinances will be strictly followed. 2. No firearms, liquer, or illegal drugs will be carried or used during this parade. NOTE: The Circle of Friend's attorney has informed us that it is illegal for anyone to march in the parade with a bag or a mask covering their face. If a person needs to hide his or her face, he or she may walk under our long dragon labeled "DISCRIMINATION" from which only one's feet will be visible; or in other non- sensitive positions, signs, posters, banners, etc You may carry signs, however, no obscene or overtly sexual works, symbols, or objects are - - PURPOSE: to be used. If there is any question concerning this, check with the Parade Chairman. DRAG: It is not against the law to wear drag in Dallas. You are solely responsible for the expense and decorating of your , entry in the parade. You may make it as simple or elaborate as you wish. You may provide either live or canned music with your floats, but let the Parade Committee be aware of your intentions so that your music does not interfere with the other sound systems being used. The final decision as to the actual placement of your entry in the parade will be the Parade Committee's. Remember, public verbal obscenity is illegal. NEWS MEDIA: The gay, straight, and underground press will all be sentpress releases concerning the parade. We will also be advertising in all the news media, including newspapers, magazines, radioandtele- vision. HOUSING: Housing will be furnished to all out-of-town guests who will be participating in the parade either as individuals or as a group. Please bring your own bed roll and food supplies. Write or call the Parade Committee informing us of how many people are in your paraty party. THE PARADE COMMITTEE: Any ideas or questions you may have should be made to the Circle of Friends Parade Committee. The committee meetings are open to anyone in the gay community. If you have suggestions or criticisms, come join us. CHRIS MCKEE PARADE CHAIRMAN REDEFINING HOMOSEXUALITY'S LABEL In most societies homosexuals have had to fight for the freedom of their feelings or hide for fear of condemnation. A major factcr in society's censure of homosexuality has been that sexual desires outside the heterosexual realm are often viewed as mental aberrations. But to most homosexuals these desires are real, no matter what their basis. Accordingly, members of the Gay Activists Alliance have requested that the American Psychological Association remove homosexuality from its official catalogue of mental disorders. The gay activists charged that such labeling (sexual deviation) results in discrimination against homosexuals in business and government. They presented medical findings showing that homosexuals are as well adjusted as most heterosexuals. The APA's manual of mental disorders is not due for revision until 1978, but an AP group intends to draw up a statement disavowing the old classification. They hope tohaveit ready for formal consideration when the APA meets this Mav. 5
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