The From the Editor is fairly
short this week, but not due to any
lack of activities across the Southwest. It seems that a viral infection has taken its toll on the staff
of the paper, and duties have been
shifted from desk to desk.
The Mr. Gay America Pageant
is still on for Labor Day weekend
in Dallas. The event will be held
at 2609 N. Pearl St. (the old Bayou
Talent night has begun once
again at the Houston OP. So every
Tuesday night look for those old
gowns to be pulled out of the closet
and to be in use.
Coming up in the not too distant future, The Locker, Houston's
only leather bar, will be presenting Carnival on September 23rd.
So get ready!!!!
In Houston, there's a new hair
styling salon for you guys and gals.
Alans Landing at 4532 Beechnet is
now open, so call for an appointment.
Word has come to me that some
people are having trouble finding
RU12, that quaint little bookstore
in the 900 Lovett complex. Well,
its in Sweet 104 downstairs, and believe me, it's well worth finding!
And while we're speaking of
Representatives of the Gay
Rights Chapter (GRC) of Southern
California's American Civil Liberties Union met with Lt. Governor Mervyn Dymally on August 4th
in the State Senate Chamber; Dymally pledged that he would cast
the deciding vote if legislation outlawing police-initiated sexual solicitation arrests were deadlocked
in the State Senate. Last year the
Lt. Governor flew back to California to cast the tie-breaking vote
which enacted California's Consenting Adults Law.
Dymally spoke to the question
during a day long ACLU work session in which approximately 75 in-
bookstores, After Dark in Houston
seems to be the most popular spot
in town during the afternoons as
well as after dark.
And what about this issues cover? Well . . . Burt Hunt is a transplant to the Lone Star State from up
Nebraska way. Burt cow lives in
Houston, and can be found most
weekends at the popular discos!
Til next week,
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dividuals, representing chapters
from all over Southern California,
lobbied in Sacremento for ACLU
supported legislation. The GRC
participated in the lobbying session at the specific invitation of
the Southern California affiliate.
The affiliate extended the invitation even though the chapter is in
the formative stages as an acknowledgement of ACLU's commitment
to gay rights and as a demonstration of ACLU's hope that this
first Gay Rights Chapter would establish a precedent among other
affiliates across the nation. Of the
nearly 80 participants in the day
long session, seven represented
the GRC directly, and a number
of others affiliated with other
chapters identified themselves to
GRC as gay ACLU members.
"Gay men and women have
long been in the forefront of ACLU
activities," said Dick Caudillo, a
member of the GRC contingent,
"but this new chapter represents
the first time we are able to function as a cohesive special interest unit within ACLU. The formation of this chapter can do nothing
but strengthen the GAY COMMITMENT to American civil liberties."
GAYS ON THE TUBE
Television programming is
taking a turn away from hetero-
chauvinism -- the idea that males
are attracted only to females and
women only to men.
Each of the three major net-
works is now scheduling a regular series with its own male homosexual character. On CBS's Bob
Newhart Show, in which Newhart
plays a psychiatrist, one member
of a therapy group he leads is gay.
A new entry at ABC, The Nancy
Walker Show, will feature a role
portraying a homosexual actor.
NBC plans to cast its token gay
as a hairdresser on a show called
Meanwhile, the popular Mary
Hartman, Mary Hartman will reintroduce a gay couple, Ed and
Howard, who were in some episodes last season.
In New York, the Gay Media
Task Force, which has been agitating for more outfront homosexual roles on television, was
quoted as being "very pleased"
with the new season's portrayals.
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A survet by The Ladies Home
Journal has found that Charles
Manson and Linda Lovelace are
listed among the top 50 individuals
most admired by American children.
Manson and Lovelace joined
with such other notables as President Ford, 0. J. Simpson, and Chris
Evert on the list of notables sel-
lected by 500 children in grades
five through twelve.
A New York psychiatrist, Dr.
Mario Rendon, hired by The Journal to evaluate the choices, was
able to find a plus in the fact that
a convicted mass murderer and a
porno movie star were named: Dr.
Rendon says the poll reveals "the
diversity of values in the United
States as opposed to Russia and
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