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Title Connections, Vol. 3, No. 3, March 1981
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  • Olinger, James K.
Publisher Gay Community Services
Date March 1981
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
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  • Austin, Texas
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Transcript 2 CONNECTIONS 2401 Manor Road #118 , Austin, Texas 78722 Phone: 512/474- 1660 Hours: 6- 10 pm Editor/Publisher Jim Olinger Graphics . . Don Typing. . . Wayde Frey Distribution Wayde Frey Photography Carr Strong National Advertising Joe Disabato Rivendell Marketing Co. , 666 6th Ave. New York, NY 10010 212/242- 6863 CO.'l.'IECTI'JNS is the monthly mc:1gazine for Gay wo en and ~en in Austin and Texas. We welcome your contributions of news, feature articles, fiction, poetry, letters, line drawings and photographs. If return or acknowled7e~ent is desired, please enclose a stamped, self- addressed envelope. Articles - Brannon Duane, William French, Wayde Frey, Charles Gillis, Keith Mastalio, Jim Olinger Photographs - Carr Strong Publications - Austin Lambda Newsletter, ALGPC Newsletter , Dialog (DGPC), This Week in Texas CONNECTivNS is published by Gay Community Services of Austin, a program of the University YWCA/YNCA . Ga; Co~ unity Services Coordinating Council Treasurer Lynn Aday Office Jae Self Secretary .. Publications Speakers Burea,1 David Kotara Jim Olinger Troy Stokes GAY COMMUNITY SERVICES INFORMATION REFERRALS PEER COUNSELING 477-:6699 2330 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas 78705 Hours: 6-10 pm The VIIAR on SEX by Jim Olinger What is the rrost serious threat facing gay ¼Orren and nen today? The ltlral Majority? The New Right and its growing influence in Congress? The increase of anti-gay violence in our cities? The divisiveness that exists in our own groups? If you picked any or all of these evils , you are partially correct. Each of these is a single aspect of a much larger threat, a war against sexuality. It 's easy to see the anti- sexual basis of the canpaigns against al::ortion, pornography, contracept ion , sex education and gay rights. I wuld rather focus on t¼O cases ¼'hich are rrn.ich closer to hare. In Octorer of 1980, the National Organizat ion of wamen passed a resolution clarifying the offi cial Na'J position on "lesbian and gay rights ." POrn:Jgraphy, pederasty, sadomasochism, and public sex were condermed as reing issues of "violence" and/or "exploitat ion" ¼'hich wuld "violate the feminist principles upon ¼'hich this organization is fourned ." Nav will \<.Ork only with groups ¼'hich "advocate lesbian rights as defined al::ove ," OJNNECTIONS recently received the "CC(Tq;>linent" that it is "less sexist than it used to re ." The only specific instance of "sexism" cited was an advertise­nent using the picture reproduced al::ove. That ad ap­peared in GNf AUSTIN (our predecessor) , not in CONNEC­TIONS. However, we have no objections to publishing it. The reasoning in t:oth of these cases seems to re that any open expression or depiction of sexuality is sore combination of exploitation, violence and sexism. I disagree. While rruch heterosexual pornography does appear to exploit v.aren, and could conceivably encourage violence against them, I don't see how this objection applies to gay male pornography. When tw consenting nen are de­picted having sex, who is reing exploited? "It turns people into sex objects," is a frequent argurrent. Per­sonally, I ENJOY reing a sex object. That's ¼'hy I wear those tight pants and wrk to keep the relly from creep­ing over the belt. In sorre sixteen years of sexual con­sciousness, I have never felt exploited. You cannot convince rrc that sexual desire , or pornography ¼'hich is intended to arouse it, must inevitably induce violence. The rrost frightening wrd that can re uttered in gay activist circles is "chicken." Considering the fearful laws against sex with minors , much of this panic is urrlerstandable. But, does the existence of criminal sanctions prove that pederasty is "exploitation or vio­lence?" We have known since Freud that sexuality doesn't neatly regin at age eighteen (twenty-one in sare states) . Continued on page 3 , • • • ,. • • • • .r a • • • • • • • ., • ". ... . ... . I .. • • .•. .... I It •••I• I I I • 0 t,. 0 CONNECTIONS 3 THE WAR ON SEX - continued from page 2 Because of our heinous laws, it is alrrost always the young person who must make the first sexual overtures in a roniance between generations. The notion that a youth who desires sex with an older person is being exploited, is a dangerous , ageist myth. Consensual sex is not violence. Non-consensual sex is rape, and an entirely different case. It 's bad enough that the straight corrmunity swallow­ed the Cruising mythology without us doing it ourselves . The tales of countless Sand M practitioners turning up in errergency rooms and norgues are pure fiction . Sado­masochism is actually based on fantasy , not violence , and it' s been the "whipping toy" of gay activism for too long. It is poor tactics to put part of our population down in an attempt to make points with hostile straights . Perhaps public sex is "a violation of privacy rights of non- participants, " as the Na'i' resolution contends. Is it only the non- participants that have any "privacy rights?" Don ' t the participants have the right to be left alone , as long as they aren ' t hurting anyone? The definition of public sex has had an insidious way of reaching into such essentially private locations as closed tooths in tookstores or rushes that were dark until the police flashlight arrived. society restricted niany of us to these outlets in the first place, and now persecutes us for using them. Why endorse oppression, just because it 's not overt? I am not singling out NCW or an unnarred individual for criticism. Sorre lesbian feminists have charged that gay rren co-opted NCW into .i.ssuing the "clarification. " They may well be right. Anti-sexual attitudes are as corrrron in rren as in v.0rren . Many gay v.0rren and rren hope to increase their personal social status (i.e., power and rroney) by being perceived as being exactly like the mythical mid-Arrerican, except for their sexual prefer­ence. These people are on their own side, not ours . When Jerry Falwell tells rre I am evil for being a sexual creature, I expect it. It disturbs .rre much rrore to get the sarre rressage from individuals and organizations. that claim to be my friends. This is a war on sex, and it's tirre to decide which side you're really on. GAY PEOPLE HEALTH CARE by Keith Nastalio The second rreeting of Gay People Health Care (for­rrerly the Gay !'Jurses Alliance of Austin) was held Thurs­day, Feb. 19. Nine rrernbers were present to enjoy a covered dish supper. The next GPHC rreeting will be held on Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. There will be a covered dish supper and slides from the 1979 March on Washington will be shown. Call 453-0816 for further infonnation. The first S~ually Transmitted Disease (S'I'D) clinic ever held at the Red River Cro~sing, on Saturday, Feb. 21, was a huge success. :Eorty peoplP were screened. That is ':he larqest r.~r to dat.e for a sinqk scra•r:L1g. Thdl1ks , guys ! The tota: numter of .STD tests r_..: for 1981 are: syph~l.l i. - 94, hepatitis B - 94, throat cultures - 89, urethral cu:t.ures - 54, .. md r€'Ctal cultures - 55. ':'otal - 386. Gay People Health Care continues to hOld Sexually Transmitted Disewe (S'I'D) clinics every n.o ~k~ at var iom, gay bars, baths, and organizations. GP!-:C offers screening for syphilis, gonorrhea, and Hepatitis B. Test­ing is free and confidential. Waren as well as rreP are encouraged to be tested. The S'I'D clinic schedule is as follows: Saturday Feb. 21 Red River Crossing 10pn-2am Saturday Mar . 7 Stallion Bookstore 1 0pn-2am Saturday Mar . 21 Club Baths 1 0pn-2am Friday Apr . 3 Austin Lambda 7-1 0μn Saturday Apr . 18 New Apt. I.Dunge 1 0pn-2am 'J t- " ...... .._ '• I "" DIVINE C0'1ES MARCH 5 Austin is bracing itself for the arrival of the notorious Divine, outrageous star of stage and screen. The Austin Country and Hot Lips are making feverish preparations for the star's only Austin appearances, on Thursday, March 5, 1981 . Divine 's first target will be Hot Lips, where he will autograph his popular line of greeting cards and other things fran 6:30 to 8:00 p .m. Hundreds of cards, posters , and pink flamingos have been ordered for the occasion. At 10: 00 p.m., Divine will be at the Austin Country to answer questions and socialize with his public . He is not planning to be in drag, so this may be your one chance to see the star as he really is! Divine carre to farre in PINK FLAMINCDS, the extrerrely popular cult film (a Varsity regular) by "King of Sleeze" John Waters. He has also appeared in Waters' FEMALE TROUBLE . His stage perforniances include v0-1EN BEHIND BARS and THE NEON~ (which was written specially for him) . His latest film, roLYESTER, co- starring Tab Hunter and directed by .:Ohn Waters , will be released soon. Divine has also ccmnissioned a new stage vehicle, THE 'IHORN, a small- scale rock musical in which Divine plays Vida Paine, known as The Thorn, a superstar of the highest magnitude and the lOIM=st rrorals. It was sched- , , uled to open in San Francisco in February, 1981. D an,s OEQFFUIICPEM ENT CO. TYPEWRITERS - CALCULATORS · DICTATION EQUIPMENT SMALL COPIERS & C3RRECTION TYPEWRITERS SERVICE - RENTALS - SALES ADLER - IBM · SMITH CORONA · SANYO DICTATION RENT PURCHASE PLAN AVAILABLE ON MOST MODELS SANYO DICTATION EQUIP. - HOURS - MON. - FRI. 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM ADLER SE-1000 N E W L O C A T I O N IZI 2 8 1 6 N u E c E s ,N J (Off Guadalup~, next to McDonald's) 474-6396 4 CONNECTIONS MRICAN BOO<SELLERS AffP~ PRO-GAY RESQUTI(X\ The 1\rrerican Booksellers Assoc::.atiOr., one of the :argest trade organizatiOns in the United Stat~ , ~s Joined the gr<Ming list of ~ine~ses ~ orgmuzations officially opp:,sed to discrl.ITU.I1at1.on agair .... t gay feOplc . Ir. a 7 to 4 vote a~ the group's qu~terly ooard r:eetir.g held in S.ir, Diego, the following res­olution was adopted: The 1\rrerican Boo ell r ... l\$soc1c:i.t.on recogr izes that there exist llll.IlOrt 1-E!s not nece., ... arily ethnic, winch my be subJect to discrimination. Be it therefore rf:'solved that the ilssociation urges po:1 ibJ rreml:ers and associate rrern!::ers , l:o::>kseller..; and p..ll:r lishers , to oppose discrl.ITU.I1ation in ser-vices to , a'1d errployrrcnt of, all individuals , regardless of ethnic or social class background and regardless of religion , gender , sex-ual orientation, age or physical handicap. Support for the Equal Rights Amendrrent was also affinred in a second resolution passed by an identical 7-4 vote. Both resolutions ,~e introduced in Chi­cago in June, 1980 , at the association 's annual rrer::- 1:ership rreeting. At that tirrc, the resolutions ,.(!re tabled on advice of the group's legal counsel . ':'he sexual orientation resolution was praroted by the Gay Caucus of Authors , Publishers and Booksellers. Charles Gillis , G:APB rreml:er and owner of Hou­ston• s Wilde 'n ' Stein Books , told CCNID:TICl~S that the resolution was not legally binding upon the Af3A or rrern!::er stores J::ut ,.ould provide I!Ore awareness of gay issues within the publishing and l:o::>kselling in­dustries . "Our God is not a woman Our God is not a man Our God is both & neither Oar God is I who Am'' REV CANDACE A NAISBITT Pastor METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH OF AUSTIN ASH WECt.,'ESDAY SERVICE 7:30 p .m. March 4 l>:E?-1BERSHIP DAY March 7 Board of Directors i-'.leeting 7:30p.m., March 10 CHRISTIA."! LIFE SERIES Wed.-iesday nights 8:30 p .m. counseling by appointmer.t, 471-1747 worship services: 408 West 23rd _tre~t Sunday at 2:00 pm Wednesday at 7:30 p Mailing Address P . O. Box 18J81 Austin, TX 78145 For rore infomtion regarding religious and social activities, phone (512) 477- 7747 . . . .. . . . . Th- 0ngreg~tional Church, 408 W. Curr nt eeting pl c of M. C.C. Au ti~. f-(CA "SEN I OR PRa1" PLMNED The ~tropolitan Cormn.mity Church of Austin (M:CA) is starting an extensive fund- raising campaign for its J::uilding fund . The first activity announced will l:e a formal senior pran. Rerrember the date you took to the pran? Now you can take the date you really wanted. Tuxedos or foml govms are encouraged. You must m in formal dress to run for pran King or Queen. The proposed therre for the pran is "A Night in Hol­ly.,. cod. " There will l:e a l:o::>th for pictures w~th your date , and corsages will m sold. i-CCA is talking to a tuxedo rental shop that wants to give a group discount. The pran will m held at The Holly.,.cod, 304 \vest 4th, April 26 , 1981 . TGC VI I I REGISTRATION PEG INS The Texas Gay Conference VIII Cornnittec of the Texas Gay Task Force is requesting thut those who plan to attend the Houston gathering Septeml:cr 4-7, 1981, send their rcgistratio~ fee in as soon as r:ossiblc . Noting the poor financial condition of the ':'~i::IS Gay Task Force, the carrnittec needs seed roncy to insure that the planning will not oo harr{lCI"ed l:rj lack of fund­ing. '.IO: VIII currently needs noney for . the init~al costs of arra'lging activities. If you wish ~ mail a pre-registration check of $15 per person, write to TO: VIII , P.O. Box 3942, Houston, Texas 77006. DIALOG (Dallas ~Pc) Make money from Connections 35% commission for ad sales Call Jim Olinger-474-1660 for details • .... ,, ......... -.. . . . . . CONNECTIONS 5 FIFTH SAN FRANCISCO GAY FILM FESTIVAL Frarreline , a non- profit gay film collective, is accepting entries for the Fifth Annual San Francisco Gay Film Festival to re screened during Gay Freedan Week , June , 1981 . The festival has teen established as a non- com­petitive shov.case for films by or about gay v.oiren and iren . Any 35rrm, 16rrm, Super 8 film , sound or silent, will re eligible. (Cassette tape recordings will re accepted with Super 8 films . ) Cash awards are given to all filmmakers whose vx:irks appear in the festival . The arrount of the awards is dependent on the revenues received . The deadline for entries is June 1, 1981 . For rrore infonnation , contact Frarreline , 150 Eureka, San Francisco CA 94114 . ALGPC NEEDS ELECTION HELP Austin Lesbian Gay Political Caucus (ALGPC) has regun its v.ork on voter registration and election cam­paigns for the April 1981 Austin City Council election. Volunteers are needed in upcaning "M:?eks to help with the voter registration drive and with campaign v.ork. To help, you can call Scottie Scott at 454-3893 (voter registration) or Donna JOhnson at 452- 2876 (other cam­paign v.ork) . If you v.ould like to make campaign contributions , you can do so through the ALGPC-PAC fund . Call Donna Johnson for rrore infonnation. ALGPC Newsletter GAY LOBBYIST HIRED 1"0NEY NEEDED Lesbian Gay Rights Advocates has engaged the ser­vices of a professional lobbyist to prorrote gay inter~ ests in this session of the Texas Legislature. Lesbian Gay Rights l\dvocates is the lobby project of Lesbian Gay Derrocrats of Texas . It is supp:>rted through the efforts of Austin Lesbian Gay Political Cau­cus , Dallas Gay Political Caucus , the Houston chapter of Lesbian Gay Dem::x::rats·, and other activists from West Texas and South Texas . LObbyist Bill Pewitt will represent LGRA. He is associated with the lobby efforts of other progressive organizations in the state, as v.iell as several business clients. A concerted statewide effort in supp:>rt of gay rights is especially imp:>rtant during this legislative session. The nat~onal and state conservative swing p:>ses a serious threat to gay interests . Representation in the session is extrertP.ly imp:>rtant to defend existing rights and to v.ork against further threats to personal freedom voiced by many newly-elected right-wing legislators . ALGPC has conmitted itself to raising $800 of the $4 ,000 necessary to fund LGRA. ALGPC iremrers and others concerned about gay rights are urged to contribute to help ALGPC ireet its corrmitirent. Contributions may re sent to LGHA, A PrOJect of LGIJI' , P.O. Box 822 , Austin , Texas 78767 . ALGPC Newsletter Read your news in CONNECTIONS MILITAAY TIGHTENS ANTI-GAY PQICY On January 16 , 1981 , the Departirent of Defense issued a revision of its exclusionary rolicy to\vards gay v.OIIen and iren. The new p:>licy makes discharge for horrosexuals mandatory. This is apparently a reaction to the small numrer of precedential successes established in the cases of Matlovich, Berg, and Ben- Shalom. National Gay Task Force Co- Director Lucia Valeska comrented, "The new directive signals a reactionary rrove on the part of the Departirent of Defense to counteract recent progress made through the courts in challenging discrimination against gay iren and lesbians in the mili­tary. Fortunately, the new p:>licy has sore p:>sitive · aspects . All exclusions and discharges made solely on the basis of sexual orientation will now re classified as HONORABLE and ' horrosex-ual identity ' will no longer re determined by so-called horrosexual mannerisms or through guilt by association. " "On the other hand, " Valeska continued, "the di - rective draws a new battle line in its overall hardline stance. The military has rent over backwards (to the p:>int of downright silliness in places) in order to tighten restrictions . NGIT intends to exp:>se and fight the new directive on the basis of its irrational nature , unenforceable provisions and fundamental attack on the constitutional rights of all U.S. citizens ." Don Knutson , Legal Director of Gay Rights Advocates , said, "The new regulations are , on the one hand, ludi­crous , and on the other , aninous . They v.iere carefully drawn to make judicial protection for the civil lirer­ties of gay service personnel as difficult as p:>ssible. They are, hov,,iever , vulnerable to constitutional attack in several imp:>rtant respects . We intend to vigorousl:\,'. pursue whatever rerredies are available to us to chal lenge in the courts this repressive and ridiculous p:>licy." Send your story to CONNECTIONS D 611 bl._ 4ff-0991 AUSTIN BR SSIXG 6 CONNECTIONS Tora Robfoson isn ' t the f:..rst Of.Cnly- gay musician. appeared . He ha:i picked up the guitar at age 13 J:ecause He is the first , and still only, successful one. The Tom "I wanted to practice the f()se . I used to skip schcol and Robinson Band ' s first single, "2 - 4 - 6 - 8 - a::>torway, " stand in front of the mirror to get my stance right. At hit numter four on the British charts . t:arly in 1978, the fourteen , I really t:egan to learn how to play. " His frac­EP "Rising Free ," which included " (Sing if You ' re) Gla:i tured way of attacking the music and strikingly rich echo­to be Gay," was released . Its content denied it any air- plexed guitar gave them the sound they ~re looking for . play in Englarrl , tut it reached 18 in the charts anyway. With the narre Sector 27 , a line fran an Allen Ginsoor In mid- 1978, "Po,.er in the Darkness , " TRB' s first LP , poem, the band t:egan playing small I.ondon clubs , gradually· was released. It was certified go;l.d in England and en- wilding a following . The "Sector 27" album was recorded Joyed sll!lilar success in Europe and Japan. in the fall of 1980 with X'IC producer Steve Lillywhite. Tan was also hx:aninq known as a FOlitical activist. It is enjoying nore critical acclaim, airplay arrl fOpular­He helped establish the organi7.ation "Rock Against Racism" ity than any of Tan' s previous wrk. and TRB hccrllined with The Clash at RAR' s "Carnival Agains Sector 27 appeared in Austin as part of a six~ the Nazis ." Tom also perform:xl. in the !lOV~r, 1979 Marc U.S. ~anadian tour. The band seared ITU.1Ch stronger and on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights . happier onstage than the already-disintegrating TRB which Things didn ' t go so \-.ell in the United states . had played Austin. SClre ArrericdD progranm::?rs woo w::?re following British p .. mk Jim Olinger arrl Wayde Frey of CCl-JNECTIOOS interviewed aro. HeW wave J::.egan playing TRB songs, wt airpl ay had sulr- Tan on the afternoon of his January 26 appearance a t Cl ub sided by the tir.c the records t-R.re available dcrrestically. Foot. The "Pov.er in the Darkness" Arrerican tour only covered four ----------------------- cities . Most of the scats ~t to the press . Tan de- How was the Narch on Wc1shington? scrited the tour as "a very alienating experience, so I was really proud to be part of that. It was the far renoved fron the audiences of peers and real c.'011m..111i- nost amazing thing I 've seen. I was standing on the cation. " side of the street and the March was going by rre for \lhen "TRB 'I\.o" was released, the Tom Robinson Band maybe an oour, an oour and a half , and there still was was in the process of breaking up over the strain of no errl to it. It was just unbelievable. I ' ve reen in quickly- foun:i success. The first real U.S. tour in April- a lot of derronstrations , anJ. I ' ve never seen anything :June of 1979 (which included dI\ uppcara."k.:e at Armadillo that size,. world Headquarters) featured a new keyl:oardist and drunner . I played at the British Carnival Against the Nazis , The band was dissolved i.rnnxliately after the tour. which was a big anti- ,.atlonal I:ront denonstration, and Shortly after TRB broke up, Tan accidentally r.ct there was maybe 80 ,000 people there , tut this was double old friend Jo Burt, woo had teen touring with the Troogs. that . They t:cgan wn.ting songs together . '!'an' s songs with the When the Texan contingent carre da,m , that was un- TRB had l::een very f()litical , covering issues like racism, celievable, too, J:;ecause there was all those marching feminian, unemploynent, and the oppression of gay .,.oren bands and their leader and the flags and everything. and rrer.. According to Jo Burt, "We wanted to get nore There were people just crying and laughing and clapping personal ar.a away fran the explicit and overtly FOlitical on the sidewalk, !::€cause it was like they 're used to songs that \-.e hi.id b::>th teen doing. But, ir. fact , ~ cane Texans saying, "Hey, .,~ •re Texan," wt people saying full around , bxa ..... e \-.e \-~re writing p:,litical songs again "Ile ' re Texan and gay," was really sarething. People - rot so m..ich in the wrds, tut in the nusic." Tan and Jo were crying from it. '1-~e soon recording der:os aro. looking for rrusicians to CCl'lr H ve yo.i beer, doing anything else in the hum n plete a ban..1. rights drecl? First czw.e drunncr Derek Quinton, "an amiable lunatic Yeah, there ' s a novie we made for 1\mnesty Inter-a" Xl refor.:-ed football hcohgun ( "Do you wa"lt to darce or national. :::t ' s called 'lhe Secret Policeman ' s Ball. what?") Derek , s ~trong backgrourd in rhythm and blues and It is partly comedy aoo partly llllSic. 1 t had people willingness to e>.xp?rl.!l'Cnt with new patterns a"Xl synthesized fran the ·:onty Python tear:i, Joan Clese, Terry Jo1;e~, percussion provid a fir foun:lation for th band ' ar· . and Peter cook. It was in Lorx'lon and had all British hytlmls e s iving people. On the rrusic side, there was a new release r ~ band spent ~ auditioni: q 1 00 guitarists . ~rcr th~ Bonza Raktu Bard, John Williams , the class- "Everyb:d we tried firmly attached to hac~ cliches " ical guitar player, Pete Townsend fran The lvho, my- Tom aid y I: · ,, ~ " lno t too tt " Ste ic B ' enlf and Betty Conway. They made an all:um of the s • ina ...... Y, a s pre Y v jm.lsical i terns and an a::.rurn of the corredy i ter.s . They' re TOM ROBINSON CONNECTIONS 7 called The Secret Policeman' s Ball, part 1 and 2. You can get those on imp:)rt here on Island Records . There's an unreleased track of mine called 1967 on that, and an acoustic version of Glad to Be Ga.y':'"° It ' s a hysterically funny rrovie , if they ever release it over here. It's a full feature-length film of the stage show that we did for a week at a theatre . It's already made well in excess of 100,000 F()unds for Amnesty International. (Current value of the British pound is $2 . 35 American. Ed . ) It's broken l:ox-office records in Britain. The film is very funny , very good entertainnent. Everyl:ody donated their services , in­cluding the filrrrnakers . One of the great things a:t:out it, it' s a bit paro­chial, J::ecause it' s England, is that there 's a promin­ent i:olitician, Jeremy Thorpe , the leader of the Lireral Party, who was implicated in a blackmail a:t:out ~is al­leged horrosexuality. He was alleged to have tried to suppress the guy who was alleged to have reen trying to blackmail him. Peter Cook did this fantastic spoof of the sunming-up by the judge, who was totally biased in favor of this J:Olitician, and against this gay guy who he tried to have killed . The perfomance happened the week that the real trial had taken place. It' s still really funny , even now. It was the rrost outrageous miscarriage of justice you 've ever heard of . Peter ends his sumning up by say­ing, "I trust you ' ll now all retire to consider your ver­dict of not guilty. " I thought it was irrp:)rtant to do Glad to Be Gay for that particular show l:ecause Amnesty International doesn 't recognize reing imprisoned for reing gay as a political offense. Strictly speaki~g, .it isn' t , ~t they don ' t regard it as part of their JOb to CamJ?aign for people who have been imprisoned for that. Since . that has to do with the hierarchy at Amnesty, I felt it was irrp:)rtant to get that in there . SO, it's perhaps an angrier perforrrance of Glad to Be Gay than the tone of t he film generally rrerited. Have you heard Sector 27 at all? Ye s . I got t he r e cord as soon as I s aw i t i n the store. How many tirres have you reen able to listen? That's quite irrp:)rtant, too. t r• bably about five . Oh, good. •m just starting to . . , . Oddly enough , I made a coup~~ uL notes about the songs . Oddly enough! I take it it is Jddly enough. A lot of the straight journalists who corre along from the local papers might have listened to it half a tirre, or sorre­thing like that, so they don't know anything a:t:out the subject matter. Probably about half of the songs have start ed t o sink in . I'm beginning to decipher lyrics and things. Three of them seem to be about resistance t o authority: Invitation , Total Recall, and Take or Leave I t. Total Recall is. It's a cliche now to talk a:t:out the data banks and how easy it is for them to survey you, rut the myth that's reing propagated is the 1984 myth, which is that Big Brother is actually watching you. The idea that Jo had, and that I was vorking on with this song, writing it with Jo, who ' s my test ruddy, and the bass player in the band, was that they don't actively survey you; they rrerely record facts , which is a very different thing. SO, the data bank is amassing facts a:t:out you, as you live your life, rut nol:ody's neces­sarily looking at that record. It's just that when they do want to find out a:t:out you, and they call in on the walkie- talkie or whatever, they then have access. The punch line of the song is "Checking the records is as far as they go." - If you ain't on the record, they can't check shit! They haven ' t reen watching. It's things like your credit card, driver 's license, and rredical records that are recorded. The last verse is dealing with i:ossible ways of circumventing that - "Slip into the city like a vanish­ing man, Midnight arriving at the station. Casual la:t:or paying cash in the hand, Short-let cheap accam:x::dation. Apply for a license at a fresh address, Get another bike, take another test. What you never tell, they can never guess . Better not forget to send off the registration. " It··was.,rreant to re quite light-hearted, rather than pounding away at it. I l ike it a lot bet ter than 1984 stuff. Take or Leave It is a nice hopeful song, too. Do you have you.r own record company , like the s ong says? We did act ually put our first t..o singles out with Sector on an independent label in Britain. The finance was the thing that rreant we had to finally go with a larger label there . We' re with a small label in the States, I.R. S. (International Record Syndicate) , which i s ni ce . That leaves us a lot of flE;Xibility. I have to say, there are less than ten errployees in that com­pany and they 've already done far rrore for us than Capitol Recor ds did for TRB in t¼O years. I 'm not sure if the record company is directly Continued on page lD sector 27 (fr om left) : Stevie B, Tom Robinson, Jo Burt, and Derek Quinton a~~~~~coNNECTIONS~~~~~~ -"'O -::r 0 0 C/l er -< 0 I....l,,l CJ) -.., 0 ::, (0 February, 1981 The Austin Country Presented L A - ~~~~~CONNECT I ONS~~~~~g DEBBIE JACOBS at Tex's Colorado Street Bar ... . .. .. .. .· ' 10 . CONNECTIONS TOM ROBINSON CONTINUED related, but the coverage that you're getting this time can't be compared with when TRB played Austin. This time, you're getting radio spots about every half hour from Club Foot and Spotlite Productions. That's wild, Really great. So we might have nore than eighty people tonight. Here's hoping, an"jWay. I rrean, by the tirre this cares out (in C()l','NECTIONS) , we' 11 find out. (There were 300 at Club Foot to hear Tor Robinson and his group that night . Ed.) I sure hope so. You made CONNECTIONS, too. We estimated there were 200 at the Armadillo when you were here in 1979. Yeah, I think 200 v.0uld 'l::e al::out right. It's really depressing when you're in a place that holds 2,000 and there are only 200 in the audience. There was no publicity to the gay community in Austin before your appearance at the Armadillo. . The gay part of Sector is altogether nore satisfac­tory than TRB was . TRB was this k~nd of nore. or less conventional mid-70's rock band, with songs like Glad to Be Gay grafted on top of that, from my sensibility as a wn.ter. You know, it's 1981 now, and with Sector songs like Ca'1' t Keep Awar' "dawn in the tearoan, watching the walls," it allits in llllCh nore integrally. The ba"ld has nore frien:lship - dare I say it - love o:-: stage 'l::etween the rrern'l::ers, a'1d has nore style in terns of hJw the rren look a"ld feel and approach the music. It feels rruch nore coherent, and I'm very happy with it. It doesn't make rroney, it isn't successful like t.11e TRB was, rut, I feel so rruch nore vmole. I'm hoping the Sector 27 album will do pretty good. It see~s a lot stronger than~- l'm much nore proud of it, rut then, it represei:ts a much larger chunk of my life. It's sort of a culmina­tion of the last year and a half of v.0rk to finally re­lease the thing. Even then, it's only li.1<e a calling card for Sector 27. It's not, "this is the future of rock and roll as we know it," or "this is all we're car.­able of," or a'1ything like that. It's like our creder.­tials !lU.lS icall y . "If you like this , s tic1< around, b2- cause 1 we got plenty rrore." At the srure tirre, t1;at ~- ation song is our staterrer1t of intent, our manifest:0: " one of them bastards notice when ,..~'re gone." People an Take or Leave It. They like us or they dor. ' t . Are ;0u gryinJ t s. g n ~f Y •r~ Glad to e Ga ht? 'rn t barring possibly Bully for You. (Co-written with Peter Gabriel) We had the choice when we forrred the band. There was a reputation still extant, various tours that had been done, and hit records that had been achieved. We could have made a "Torn Robinson Band Mark Three" or just called it "TRB" and gone out, although we were a completely different group, except for rre. We v.OUld have got plenty of b::x)kings because of the name and kept the EMI recording contract, instead of 'l::eing drop­ped. When we played concerts, we v.0uld get an instant reaction, because people v.OUld hear songs they knew. You can always please an audience by singing scrrething they've heard and they'll sing along, and you know you'll get an encore, and win them over and everything. We could have made quite a lot of noney, in short, by doing that, But ••• Stevie Bis twentyish, ten years younger than rre. Stevie is a young kid, rut he's a really talen­ted guitar player. He's just like a prodigy, rut, he can't play like Danny Kustow could, in the old band. Danny has a very distinct guitar style, and if Stevie tries to imitate that, he cares off very J::adly. So, if he had to learn the old songs , and play those licks and everything, he v.OUld always 'l::e a second-rate Danny. This band v.OUld always 'l::e regarded as a substitute, and all of us , well, all the others, v.0uld feel themselves to 'l::e substitutes. Am. the audience v.OUld feel it, too. They v.0uld all way, "Why did the original lineup break up?" We said no to the easy option and started trying to win a reputation in our own right. Sector had to 'l::egin fran scratch. We figured we'd go ahead, write our own songs '!:en~ the four of us and win our own reputation , bit by bit. .'0.:1, v~ 're playing to audiences that never heard of ':'an Robinson. And couldn't give a shit, They see sector 27 and go, "WOW! That's a hot band! What a great , guitar player! What's his naire? Stevie B, huh? Right." And he's the first Stevie B, now, not the second Danny Kus tow. I think if ,..~' d l:een playing the old songs, then it \>.Ould have 'l::een necessarily inviting comparison and cashing in on what went l:-cfore. l·:e didn't feel that was very honest, espccia!ly with what we had to offer. ::: think if we manage to succeed, if we do start to break even financially instead of losing :.0ney and running into debt , ther. it \..On' t be ar,y sklrl off our J::ac~s to play the old sorqs. CONNECTIONS 11 \ Jo Burt This is such a family. We 've reen together a year and a few rronths , and still there's in- jokes wilding up and a lot of little laughs. A year into the TRB , voe v-K:?re alrecrly fighting and there ~e problems developing. I noticed how much TRB changed between the first and se~ na albums. Yeah. There 's a session drurmer on the second alb..un, already. That was one thing. It sounded like a piano .:ilbum to me. Right. The guitar was mixed right out. A real sharre. Where do you live? I live in Harnrersmith, West London. Is that the gay neighborhood? Unhappily, no. Is there a gay neighborhood? There 's a small ghetto called Earl's COurt, rut it' s nothing like an Arrerican gay ghetto, where you get Not like Greenwich Village or San Francisco? Not like Westheirrer. Please! Actually out of all of those, the one I like rrost was Westheirrer. I don't really like Castro that nuch. And Polk, It' s not so very nice. I ' ve always felt that gays per se don't really like rock and roll that rruch. If you v-K:?re to make a wass gen­eralization • •• • T'his one does . Oh sure, so does this one. Obviously. If you made a generalization, gays tend to like ballet, opera, Judy Garland, Bette Midler, and disco. In the saire terms , they teoo not to like rock and roll . l'he people who v.0uld get rrost out of Sector 27 v.0uld be rock and roll fans who happen to be gay, as opposed to large swathes of gays who suddenly saw the light and got into rock and roll , I don ' t think the)y v.OUld and I don't DARLINGTON STATION AT A QUARTER TO FOUR DOWN IN THE TEAROOM, WATCHING THE WALL WAITING FOREVER , A BOY NEXT DOOR DAYLIGHT FADING AND l M HATING IT ALL CAN'T KEEP AWAY, CAN'T KEEP AWAY FROM THE OTHER DOOR Can't Keep Aw.iy blaire them, you know. I ,.ouldn' t go to see an opera siltq:>ly because the lecrling tenor was gay. That ,.ouldn' t make rre enjoy it one jot rrore. I don't expect any kind of quote-unquote "loyalty" fran the gay carn.mity, simp­ly because I'm an out nusician, The only reason people should corre to see Sector is because they like the nusic. That's healthy. So you consider yourself a performer h~O is gay rather than a gay performer? That's what I rrean. I don't think there's any reason, sirrply because you share sareone's sexuality, that you have to autanatically enjoy their ,.ori<.. Their ,.ork should be the thing that they're judged on, not their sexuality. If through that, you' re able to reach young gay people, young lesbians, who might find the.rnselves out in the middle of ~~ebraska or sOitething, then that is great, Of course, we're delighted that you're out. If you can help other people have the strength to corre out, that's the main thing. Everybody should be out. If everybody carre out overnight, ,ie'd have a con­gress and Senate that is on our side. A lot of people v.ould not go for things like fag- beating, \·,nich is on . the increase and doesn't need to be. If it wasn't an unknown quantity, if people had sare idea who gay people are, like their best ruddy is one, and maybe their father is bisexual, then maybe they'd ease off a bit. In Jim's GAY AJSTIN review of your appearance at the Armadillo in 1979, he contrasted Rod Stewart, who is straight, but a campy, drag- queen- type performer, with you, who are real, and a good actor and a good performer. H~ said it was so refreshing to see the difference. There's a lo of gay overtones in rock, but a lot of it is a gimmick, too. Yeah, rut that can be liberating. That can even be a little bit of help. A lot of people who like Rod Stewart don 't like Sector 27, If, in the comer of the Rod Stewart show, there's sorre kid who find a synpathet­ic chord, even if Rod's only putting it on, it' s going to be liberating. Then it's good that that happens , It' s syrcptomatic for any kind of rcrlical rroverrent to have infighting and pick holes in people who are brocrlly on your side of the fence , rather than people on the other side. I wuld nuch rather have Rod Stewart being carrp than one of these really macho heavy- rretal rock and roll barrls talking about fags and queers. Rod Stewart always does have The Killing of Georgie to his credit . Certainly. I think there's too nuch infighting, Continued on page 15 Cl ., Stevie B •,II•_. I I.J.,~J.l~,3- • u...~, , .•• •.·.· •.. - - 12 ~~~~~co N N ECT IONS~~~~~~ The£lJl1ilN COUNi/1.Y EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY EEK•END --Austin's Biggest Weekend-EVER-­Thursday, March 5, An Evening with Di vine and other Austin Favorites Friday, March 6, Post •Mardi Gras Costume Ball with special guest Tiffany Jones - Saturday, March 7, Las Vegas Nile with Claude Sacha Sunday, March 9, Four Tons of Fun: ODESSA BROWN, BIG DAVID, and the GREASE SISTERS Meet DIVINE at HOT LIPS for autographs from 6 to 8=30, then join him at THE AUSTIN COUNTRY from 10 until ........ ? AUSTI l COUNTRY 705 Red River 478- 6806 I-OT LIPS 2815A Fruth (28th arc Guadalupe) 476- 5120 DIVINE CONNECTIONS 13 Brannon Duane Know your Piscean Man . A Pisces is always seeking the difference b~tween re~lity and dreJms . Even though h~ can be selfless in his devotion to others and receives encouragement from them , a Pisces can feel insecure and insignificant. Dancing is a favored pastime, so he can often be found in bars. Because of this , his sex life is often re­lated to his social pleasures. He also indulges in the baths . However , becasue Pisceans take love and sex very seriously , purely recreational sex ultimately leaves him empty . Pisceans need a strong lover and thcJ are true ro­mantics. He is a man ot many moods and contradictions . Loving a Pisces Nan is not always easy , but the reward is the love of a truly loving man . ARIES (March 21-Anril 19) - Your birthday period starts on the 21st. The first three weeks should be used to take care of business matters , saving your energy tor fun and 7ames during the last week. If you have a lover , sit down and talk out problems right away. Don ' t allow them to fester. You er,joy nudism , .r;o on the 25th and 26th you might plan a trip to Hippie Hollm-1 or a nude evening with some special friend . Nude wrestling may just lead to a very fun evening full of lots of (use your i~agination . ) TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - The first three weeks of this month are concerned with social relationships , while the last ten days ~re concerned with the secret p~rt ot your lite . A Virgo who is in the medical field may really stir your inner self. On the 4th , take time to be by yourself. The 5th- 8th 1{ould be a good time to go off with that man in your life for a fouL· days . Have fun ! r-ENINI (Mey 21-Junn 20) - You may find your social life coming mainly from career and business interests . A man you 'll meet at work may really light your tire. You don ' t believe in gossip , so be fair to those who assume yvu do , and tell them to blow off! You ' ll provide witty conversation and uplift spirits for many this month . Ac­cept their love in whatever way they give it to repay you. CANCER (June 21 - July 22) - Your intuition runs high this ., ";mtJ-,, so f.JJ attentio to it . • E. .3 -lbth t.ind IJ'-'U a ne:.1 J.ove. Pl~y IJOur tE.elings a.I. T,iis r.:an be a "love .. t first sight" ti ~ with them. tor 'JOU. The great thin7 is that it ya.r. t, "love ~t 'r!:t si ht" i..Jr the oth_r m,m, too . ,/..,gb" w., '11 be cdding bells betore .iong. LEO (Jult 23-Auaust 22) - ihis month r.: n hold mclny int r­esting days for you. At ti~es ,JOU ~~y teel ~iK iou•re beinq ~a.r.ip~lated, but pror.: d as usual . Ar, o~a friC'nJ or lov r may visit on he 6th . Rc~inisr.:~ ither with words or sex, but remenber this is Ju.:;t ;i nostal 1u1 trip, not a road t.o thC' tuture. Be daring ... .r.1 ori i.r.~l. vlh~t t-1orKed once riay n..,t be suitaJ.J:te now. ...::ircumst.:inces h.iv changed! VIRGO { August 23- ,;ente ber 22 J - The lo ILSt I,eriod t.hi:. month is the 6th, but thy first twenty dJys d/ be a l~t­tle dull for you . After the 20th, how£ver, "KatJ bar tJ-._ door!" It 's fun and gam_s for you . The 17th- 21st will probably be the hott~st five days of th y ar tor you. Don ' t read too much or too little into wh3t these five days mean . Play your cards right and you might have th( man of your dreams . LIBRA (Sentember 23- Jctober 22) - This ."Onth you may find yourself with a decision regarding lovE . Do not postpone an action or you miqht, iss the boat . Th~~ man of yoJr dreams is waiting tor you to maKe the firs~ move. The 20th- 23rd are four hiah days for you . Watch for a man in uniform. c Jld be the one to make those four daJs last a lot long~r. Besides, ~en in uniform are a lot of fun to undress! SCORPIO (vccober 23-November 21) - You 'll feel a renewed sense of vigor this month (not tr.at you need it!) A lit­tle groups .x on the 5th may be just the thing to really get you going. Anything with artistic overtones has drawing po. · r i. r you. The 20th will prove to be a "IOSt interesting nighc . AnQther water sign (Pisces or Cancer) will be good friends or maybe even a lover. He will be­come the person standing by you during t roublesome times. The 22nd- 26th will be a hot time for you . Maybe I 'll run into you . Have fun, anyway . SAGITTARIUS {November 22-December 21) - If llOU have a lover, this will be a month for tu.n e·.rening; with your , an at home. Plan to keep social affairs at home, too. If you're single , the 6th will be a good day tor a party. Ar, all-night guest may make the best part of the party u.nder the sheets of your bed. You may look at lite through dif­ferent eyes , but life can flourish tor both of you in each other ' s company. All this because ~ou gave a party! C~PR~CORN (December 22- January 19) - This month may be difficult for you at times . You know what you want and don ' t let distractions mar your progress . There is some­one important in your life. Arguments or one-night stands may cause distractions , but you know he is the answer for you . If you don ' t have a special man in your life, look for him from the 27th- 31st. He may be a trick from the first three days of the month. Only you will know tor sure. If he 's what you wa.~t , go after him, but use care not to scare him away. AQUARIUS {January 20- February 18) - The 6th is a good day for a ne1-1 beginning. This could be in life, work , or love. You 'll know when it comes . A Virgo man may make you "hot to trot" this month. He will meticulously formulate a friendship with you and you may concentrate on making him your lover. 1~e 30th and 31st should be a fun and gair.es time for yo1. . Give him an extra kiss or two. Remember, your love :opi · foretold this sex . A full two days! PISCES (February 19- March 20) - This is your birthday mont: and it should be a good one. Put your fantasies to prac­tice . On the 6th you may meet just the man to help you live all those fantasies . The 4th- 7th are especially good days for fun . If your birthday is during this time or you want to celebrate early_. tie a bow around yourself and let some hot dude unwrap you! The 22nd and 23rd could be two qood days to relive the 4th- 7th . Have a good one! (Birthday , ·.hat is!) .·. •.· ..: .·. ..., .•.,:.~• ·• .:r~ . ·.·.. ~.-....... , •••• t. •. ........." . • , 14 CONNECTIONS Reviewed by William French There is historical evidence that the phenarenon of sexual-affectional relations l::etween men and toys is not unique to any culture or geography. Indeed, one is hard­pressed to identify any major civilization in history's nontage that did not experience it to sare degree of ccmronplace occurrence. SOcrates and his conterrμ:>raries lived in a society notorious for flagrant pederasty. So did Caesar, Mu­hamned, T .E. Lawrence (Of Arabia) , and King Arthur. A nurnl::er of Popes were infarrous for their in:lulgences with you."lg toys . Such relationships reb~ age and youth have l::een of interest to a great many writers and provided arrple fram=;s for strong and enduring characters in toth class­ical and r:odern literature. It's risky for an autror to deal with this nost vqlatile and forbidde..'1 of sexual-affectional relation-ships (except, of course, incest). If not superior in tact and taste, an author may fin:1 himself on a blacklist, not a took jacket. Wallace Hamilton is superior. His current novel, KEVIN, proves it. This is the story of Kevin, the toy, and Bruce, the man . They rreet in a sex-for""1TOney encounter and b,;ice nore cross paths l::efore realizing and accepting the mu­tual enotional fulfillment they enjoy. Starry-eyed adolescents and idolized father-figures have no place in this straightforward account of tv.o people whose genera­tion gap is bridged by the far-reaching needs of each for the other. At all tines l::elievable and ronest, Hamilton 's prose is unol::scured. The reader's eye absorl::s the narrative with the ease of a listener's ear harkening to the sμ:>ken v.0rd. This remarkably carrpetent style facilitates the reader 's understanding not only of storyline rut of the enotional and psychological makeup of the persons that story is al:out. Hamilton, ~ver, rrercifully spares us the tedium of libido analysis, social implications , and sexual rroralizing; he sticks to telling his story and tells it eloquently. My enthusiasm for the took is shared by Tom Reeves , founder of the North Arrerican Man/Boy LOve Association (NAMBLA) : "Kevin is the first novel I know of to treat man-toy love oonestly and μ:>sitively fran toth vantage μ:>ints ." Praise of that magnitude fran a practicing peder­ast l::espeaks the rook 's literary rrerit and its objective integrity. By way of a personal reflective ol::servation, the r.ost significant statarent is not the rook 's ven':ure into the specific issue of man-boy love. The rrost important state­ment Hamilton makes (and, it's an in:lirect one)is that alternative love relationships can succeed despite odds, arens, and objections to the.contrary. We in the wilderness of sexual defiance badly needed the heartening cry this took s0\lrkls. KEVI!I , St . Nar tin 's Pr ess ~ ~~ef ✓ {:::: f:;!; TO AL TEX'S COLORADO STREET BAR 404 COLORADO, CONNECTIONS 15 -r------------------------------ CONN-ECTIONS CALENDAR Wed Mar 4 Thu Mar 5 Fri Mar 6 Sat Mar 7 Sun Mar 8 Tue Mar 10 Wed Mar 11 Fri Mar 13 M::ln Mar 1 6 Tue Mar 17 Thu Mar 19 Sat Mar 21 Tue Mar 24 Wed Mar 25 Fri Mar 27 Sat Mar 28 MARCH 19 81 ' 7: 30μn, MXA Ash Wednesday service 6: 30- Bμn, appecrrance by "Pink Flamingos" film star Divine at Hot Lips . Autograph session. 2815-A Fruth. 1 0μn, showtirre at Austin Country with Divine, Lady Shawn, Vorrla Delaine, Nicole, Big David, Tragedy Ann Aro Sabrina Ross . 8th Anniversary Celebration at Austin Country Post Mardi Gras Costurre Ball, Austin Country. Host and M:: - Tiffany Jones . Wear your Mardi Gras costurre. $1 ,000 first prize. 11am-4μn, ~CCA rreml::ership day. Call 477- 7747 for details . Sunday M::lrrlay h£EKLY EVENTS 2μn , ~CCA v.orship service , 408 \vest 23rd 6:30μn, free C&W dance lessons , Red River Crossing 7μn, T-dance, Tex's Colorado Street Bar. Free draft J:eer . 8μ-n, Dignity liturgy. Call 477- 6699 for location. 1 0μn, Trash and Caredy with the Grease Sisters Austin Country 6:30μn, Austin Laml:rla rreeting 8- 10μn, Austin Laml:rla gay rren ' s awareness session. Everyone welccrre. 12 midnight, New Wave Night, Tex's Colorado Street Bar .. Las Vegas Night at Austin Country. Auction, 1am. Host and auctioneer - Claude Sacha. Tuesday 85¢ bar drinks , Tex's Colorado Street Bar 9μn , Austin Laml:rla v.orren ' s dance. 50¢ donation 25¢ draft J:eer , Red River Crossing 10pn-2arn, free STD screening by Gay People Wednesday 7:30μn, MXA wrship service, 408 West 23rd Health Care at Stallion Bookstore 8:30μn, ~CCA Christian Life Series International waren 's Day 4μn , Surrlay social and J:eer rust, Austin Country 1 0μn, Trash and Caredy Show with OOessa Brown, Big David, Kitty Litter , and Alvina Grease, Austin Country 7: 30μn, MXA ooard of directors rreeting 7: 30μn, Austin Laml:rla alcohol collective 7:30μn, Austin Laml:rla showing of film "In the Best Interests of the Children" 7μn, Uni versi ty Gay Students Organization rreeting, Board of Directors Roan, Texas Union 4. 118 7:30μn, Austin Laml:rla showing of film "In the Best Interests of the Children" 9pn-1: 30arn, The Mustang Band perforrrs at The Red River Crossing 8μn, Austin Laml:rla wrkshop on i-oren Meet­ing~, led by Marti Kranzrerg and Lee Nicoloff 7μn, Austin Laml:rla St. Patricks Day supper and celebration. $2.50 donation. 7μn, Gay People Health Care rreeting. Call 453- 0816 for location. Covered dish supper and slide show on the 1979 March on Wash­ington 7μn, Austin Laml:rla lesbian p:,t luck supper 10: 30am, Speake.rs Bureau training, Austin Laml:rla 8: 30[.tll, Ai.:stin Laml:rla v.aten ' s coffeehouse. Music perforrred by Gail Lewis. 50¢ donation. 10pn-2am, free STD screening by Gay People Health Care at Club Baths 7:30[.tll, Austin Lesbian Gay Political Caucus rreeting, Austin Laml:rla. Candidates Night. 7:30μn, Austin Laml:rla showing of film "Boys in the Band." $1 . (50¢ for sp:,nsors) 9pn-1 : 30arn, The Mustang Band performs at The Red River Crossing 7:30μn, Austin Laml:rla dessert p:,t-luck. Presentation by John Duncan, director of the Texas Civil Lirerties Union. CO"'lING EVENTS Thursday Friday 9μ-n, 35¢ well drinks all night, Tex's Colo­rado Street Bar 8- 10μn, Austin Laml:rla lesbian awareness session 85¢ bar drinks , Tex's Colorado Street Bar 1 Oμn, Showtirre at Austin Country 7:30μn, Austin Laml:rla garre night ORGANIZATIONS Austin Laml:rla AA Center . • • • 1403 East Sixth 6:30 - 10: 30[.tll nightly • 472- 0336 Austin Laml:rla • • 603 West 'l\.Jelfth 7 - 1 0μn MJnday - Friday • • • 4 78- 8653 Austin Lesbian Gay Political Caucus . 603 West 'I'...elfth P.O. Box 822 , Austin 78767 . • 478- 8653 Dignity • Box 4357 • Austin, . Texas 78765 Gay Ccmrunity Services • • 2330 Guadalupe 6 - 1 0μn nightly • • • • 4 77- 6699 Gay People/Health Care • 1010-B Rareria Austin , Texas 78757 453- 0816 Law Students for Human Rights . 2500 Red River Austin, Texas 78712 days : 471 - 5151 ext. 210 nights : 477- 7257 or 477- 7867 Metrop:>litan Camnmity Church of Austin P.O. Box 18581 Austin 78745 477- 7747 University Gay Students Organization . . 477- 6699 T0'-1 ROBINSON - continued fro~ page 11 Jim liked it because you weren't campy. ~hat you were just direct and honest, that's what Jim was refer­ring to. He said it was refreshing. It' s irrp::>rtant for people who don ' t find themselves effeminate, not to oppress those who are It's the effeminate kids who are always out who ~ever have a cooice to l:e in or out. They alwa;s rore the brunt of gay oppression, all down the years , and toose are the people who de~erve your love and loyalty, all the way down , every tirre . Sun Apr 26 Senior Pran at The Holl ~ , 304 West 4th. Tuxedos or formal gc,,ms eocouraged. Furrl­raising benefit for M:CA. Thank you , Tom. Well, thank you very ITUCh. I rope you enJOY the show, 16 CONNECTIONS CLASSIFIED CONNECTIONS CCNIBCITCNS reaches a special audience that other Austin pub:ications don't. We' 11 assign a blind !::ox nurnl:er to advertisers who wish to remain anonyrous. 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