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Connections, Vol. 3, No. 3, March 1981 - File 004. 1981-03. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 4, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/51/show/37.

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Title Connections, Vol. 3, No. 3, March 1981
Contributor
  • Olinger, James K.
Publisher Gay Community Services
Date March 1981
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 5962584
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 004
Transcript CONNECTIONS = 3 THE WAR ON SEX - continued from page 2 Because of our heinous laws, it is almost always the young person who must make the first sexual overtures in a romance 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 community swallowed the Cruising mythology without us doing it ourselves. The tales of countless S and M practitioners turning up in emergency rooms and morgues are pure fiction. Sadomasochism is actually based on fantasy, not violence, and it's been the "whipping boy" 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 NOW 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 booths in bookstores or bushes that were dark until the police flashlight arrived. Society restricted many 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 NOW or an unnamed individual for criticism. Some lesbian feminists have charged that gay men co-opted NOW into issuing the "clarification." They may well be right. Anti-sexual attitudes are as comron in men as in women. Many gay women and men hope to increase their personal social status (i.e., power and money) by being perceived as being exactly like the mythical mid-American, except for their sexual preference. These people are on their own side, not ours. When Jerry Falwell tells me I am evil for being a sexual creature, I expect it. It disturbs .me much more to get the same message from individuals and organizations, that claim to be my friends. This is a war on sex, and it's time to decide which side you're really on. GAY PEOPLE HEALTH CARE by Keith Mastalio The second meeting of Gay People Health Care (formerly the Gay Nurses Alliance of Austin) was held Thursday, Feb. 19. Nine members were present to enjoy a covered dish supper. The next GPHC meeting 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-information. The first Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) clinic ever held at the Red River Crossing, on Saturday, 21, was a huge success. Forty people were screened. That is the largest number to date for a single screening. Thanks, guys! The total number of STD tests run for 1981 are: syphillis - 94, hepatitis B - 94, throat cultures - 89, urethral cultures - 54, and rectal cultures - 55. Total - 386. Gay People Health Care continues to hold Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) clinics every two weeks at various gay bars, baths, and organizations. GPHC offers screening for syphilis, gonorrhea, and Hepatitis B. Testing is free and confidential. Women as well as men are encouraged to be tested. The STD clinic schedule is as follows: Saturday Feb. 21 Red River Crossing 10pm-2am Saturday Mar. 7 Stallion Bookstore 10pm-2am Saturday Mar. 21 Club Baths 10pm-2am Friday Apr. 3 Austin Lambda 7-10pm Saturday Apr. 18 New Apt. Lounge 10pm-2am DIVINE COMES 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 from 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 came to fame in PINK FLAMINGOS, the extremely popular cult film (a Varsity regular) by "King of Sleeze" John Waters. He has also appeared in Waters' FEMALE TROUBLE. His stage performances include WOMEN BEHIND BARS and THE NEON WOMAN (which was written specially for him). His latest film, POLYESTER, co-starring Tab Hunter and directed by John Waters, will be released soon. Divine has also commissioned a new stage vehicle, THE THORN, a small-scale rock musical in which Divine plays Vida Paine, known as The Thorn, a superstar of the highest magnitude and the lowest morals. It was sched- • uled to open in San Francisco in February, 1981. Dan's OFFICE EQUIPMENT CO. TYPEWRITERS ■ CALCULATORS - DICTATION EQUIPMENT SMALL COPIERS & CORRECTION 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 EW LOCATION ! 2 8 16 Nueces (Off Guadalupe, next to McDonald's) 474-6396
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