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Connections, Vol. 3, No. 3, March 1981 - File 006. 1981-03. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 7, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/51/show/39.

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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 006
Transcript FIFTH SAN FRANCISCO GAY FILM FESTIVAL Frameline, a non-profit gay film collective, is accepting entries for the Fifth Annual San Francisco Gay Film Festival to be screened during Gay Freedom Week, June, 1981. The festival has been established as a non-competitive showcase for films by or about gay women and men. Any 35mm, 16mm, Super 8 film, sound or silent, will be eligible. (Cassette tape recordings will be accepted with Super 8 films.) Cash awards are given to all filmmakers whose works appear in the festival. The amount of the awards is dependent on the revenues received. The deadline for entries is June 1, 1981. For more information, contact Frameline, 150 Eureka, San Francisco CA 94114. ALGPC NEEDS ELECTION HELP Austin Lesbian Gay Political Caucus (ALGPC) has begun its work on voter registration and election campaigns for the April 1981 Austin City Council election. Volunteers are needed in upcoming weeks to help with the voter registration drive and with campaign work. To help, you can call Scottie Scott at 454-3893 (voter registration) or Donna Johnson at 452-2876 (other campaign work). If you would like to make campaign contributions, you can do so through the ALGPC-PAC fund. Call Donna Johnson for more information. ALGPC Newsletter GAY LOBBYIST HIRED MONEY NEEDED Lesbian Gay Rights Advocates has engaged the services of a professional lobbyist to promote gay interests in this session of the Texas Legislature. Lesbian Gay Rights Advocates is the lobby project of Lesbian Gay Democrats of Texas. It is supported through the efforts of Austin Lesbian Gay Political Caucus, Dallas Gay Political Caucus, the Houston chapter of Lesbian Gay Democrats', 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 well as several business clients. A concerted statewide effort in support of gay rights is especially important during this legislative session. The national and state conservative swing poses a serious threat to gay interests. Representation in the session is extremely important to defend existing rights and to work against further threats to personal freedom voiced by many newly-elected right-wing legislators. ALGPC has committed itself to raising $800 of the $4,000 necessary to fund LGRA. ALGPC members and others concerned about gay rights are urged to contribute to help ALGPC meet its commitment. Contributions may be sent to LGRA, A Project of LGDT, P.O. Box 822, Austin, Texas 78767. ALGPC Newsletter CONNECTIONS' Read your news in CONNECTIONS MILITARY TIGHTENS ANTI-GAY POLICY On January 16, 1981, the Department of Defense issued a revision of its exclusionary policy towards gay women and men. The new policy makes discharge for homosexuals mandatory. This is apparently a reaction to the small number of precedential successes established in the cases of Matlovich, Berg, and Ben-Shalom. National Gay Task Force Co-Director Lucia Valeska coirmented, "The new directive signals a reactionary move on the part of the Department of Defense to counteract recent progress made through the courts in challenging discrimination against gay men and lesbians in the military. Fortunately, the new policy has some positive • aspects. All exclusions and discharges made solely on the basis of sexual orientation will now be classified as HONORABLE and 'homosexual identity' will no longer be determined by so-called homosexual mannerisms or through guilt by association." "On the other hand," Valeska continued, "the directive draws a new battle line in its overall hardline stance. The military has bent over backwards (to the point of downright silliness in places) in order to tighten restrictions. NGTF intends to expose 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, ominous. They were carefully drawn to make judicial protection for the civil liberties of gay service personnel as difficult as possible. They are, however, vulnerable to constitutional attack in several important respects. We intend to vigorously pursue whatever remedies are available to us to challenge in the courts this repressive and ridiculous policy." Send your story to CONNECTIONS 6Hb4RWtf 477-48*1 AUSTIN ER SSXtfG
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