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Community News, Vol. 1, No. 4, December 1974 - File 008. 1974-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 9, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/397/show/391.

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Title Community News, Vol. 1, No. 4, December 1974
Contributor
  • Reid, Allen
Publisher AURA; Texas Gay Task Force Communications Committee (Northern Region)
Date December 1974
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 27910176
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).
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Title File 008
Transcript By Allen Reid IF YOU NEEDED HELP, WOULD THERE BE ANYBODY THERE? Sign Language Five little letters - M-O-N-E-Y - that's all that stands between the Gay Movement and success. There are an estimated 200.000 gay people living in the Metroplex. If each of those people gave only one dollar to the gay organization of her/his choice, there would be a battle chest approaching a quarter-million dollars with which to combat bigotry, fear and oppression and provide for the very real needs of members of our community. We need gay community service centers ... We need our own V.D. clinics... We need programs for the elderly ... We need to piovide help for abused gay youths. . . We need programs for gay alcoholics and gays with drug problems ... We need emergency short-term housing for gay transients and for our unemployed brothers and sisters... We need public education programs ... We need a 24-hour staffed gay crisis line and information switchboard ... We need to be able to provide legal assistance ... We need to have counseling services and self-growth sessions... We need to establish gay employment programs ... We need full-time staff members . . . We need a hcckuva lot! What we have, however, are some dreams of what could be - and a deep sadness that our brothers and sisters in need must be turned away because we have no staff. . . no facilities... and no money. What we have is a terrible feeling of despair and frustration in knowing that 200,000 people could help ... but haven't. What if you ever needed help . . . would there be anybody there to answer your telephone call ... to talk to you ... to try to give you answers? Right now, while you don't yet need help and think you probably never will, why don't you do something to make sure that there will always be somebody there to help those who desperately need it. Give a few dollars to one of the organizations in this area . . . just so they'll be around in case you ever need them. Others need them now. Won't you help? NOT FOR LESBIANS ONLY 7 By Sue Harris Some of my best friends are men. To some as a Lesbian, I should be a "man hater" who grimaces at any male who might talk to me or worse yet, try to touch me Not so! My thing with men started about twenty-five years ago! There was this one gentleman who would talk to me for hours or give me extra attention like fixing my cereal before I was headed off to school with a hug. He is my father. Then, as 1 grew older, I took up with a blond-haired lad who became my closest friend. He let me play with his trucks, and he played with my dolls. I still love my big brother a great deal. When I first expressed my Lesbianism, 1 was concerned that ail of these feelings would be taken away from me. But 1 now know that I would not be a whole person without these feelings. So for my father and brother, and my brothers of today, 1 will forever guard these relationships. and By Kay Wilson | I contend that gay relationships encounter the same problems as straight marriages. Anytime you live with someone, you are going to find hassles. Some people remember to put the cap back on the tube of toothpaste, while others do not. Some people like mayonnaise on both sides of their bread, and some like it on one with mustard on the other. While those may sound like minute problems, 1 have seen them cause mammoth arguments. Generally, after one of these mayonnaise arguments, one of us decides to leave. It is usually Sue who packs her tennis shoes, three pairs of underwear and the only tube of toothpaste in a small overnight case and heads for the door. I always intercept her before «he gets too far. I mean, if she did walk out, I'd have to go to work with halitosis and yellow teeth. I'm not really sure what we say that keeps us together. I mean, we're not bound legally by any piece of paper. I sure as hell don't have the guts to say. "We have to stay together for the cat's sake." Sometimes I think we are lucky that we don't have a license to bind us together. The gay marriages that stay intact usually do so because both people want it that way. When that is the case, it makes it a little easier to stick around, even when someone you know doesn't remember to put-a coaster under the glass they have just set on your newly polished end table. COMMUNITY NEWS / DECEMBER 74 / 7
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