GUIDELINES ON GAY PRIDE PARADE
DAUGHTERS OF BILITIS
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DALLAS, TEX 75222
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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
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.
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 will be assessed from all
organizations participating in the
parade including the sponsering
group, The Circleof Friends. Fees
.will not be assessed for individuals
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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
who will be in the parade/
YOU! -- This is your parade!
The Circle of Friends
Dallas Chapter of Daughters of
Several congreations of the Metropolitan Community Church
Homophile organizations from
Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Abilene, Kileen, Ft. Worth, Oklahoma,
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 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
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.
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
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-
signs, posters, banners, etc
You may carry signs, however,
no obscene or overtly sexual
works, symbols, or objects are
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to be used. If there is any question concerning this, check with the
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.
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-
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
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.
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.