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Gay Austin, Vol. 2, No. 9, July 1978 - File 013. 1978-07. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 4, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/566/show/553.

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(1978-07). Gay Austin, Vol. 2, No. 9, July 1978 - File 013. Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/566/show/553

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Title Gay Austin, Vol. 2, No. 9, July 1978
Contributor
  • Kay, Kelly
Publisher Gay Community Services
Date July 1978
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 5962538
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 013
Transcript 12 GAY AUSTIN JULY 1978 Gay Freedom Week JULY 1978 GAY AUSTIN 15 Esther's Follies showed us what happens when {oh, my!) Anita finds her sons in bed together. The parade's front banner is carried with pride down to Wooldridge Park for the Gay Freedom Rally. Gay Austin in celebration... Was Dolph looking when we marched by his mansion? By ART MORRIS Traditionally celebrated during the last week of June, Gay Freedom Week was observed this year June 19-26. The week commemorates the ninth anniversary of the birth of the modern Gay Liberation movement in America, On June 28, 1969 gay men and lesbians fought back in the face of police harassment at the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in New York City. For three consecutive days there was heavy street activity with bonfires and rioting. As an immediate result the gay people of the area felt emotional relief. But there were long term results which are still being felt. Austin has observed Gay Pride Week regularly since 1971. That year there was a picnic at Wooldridge Park followed by a march to the Capitol and a rally and workshops on the grounds. Each year since then has seen some observance of the occasion. With gay pride being increasingly in evidence throughout the country while gay freedom is continually threatened with referenda by Anita Bryant, Clay Smothers, Harold O'Chester, and California's Sen John Briggs, it is easy to understand why Gay Freedom Week is celebrated throughout. When our freedom is in jeopardy, we feel the need to proclaim it all the more vehemently. This year's Cay Freedom Week Celebration began with Gay Freedom Night at the Private Cellar on Sunday. There was free beer and guitar playing. Wednesday, June 21 wag the Austin premier of Word Is Out the newest documentary of gay people in America. The showing was a benefit for the Austin Hui photos by Harvey Neville i Rights Coalition put on by the Dobie Screens. A representative of Children of Gays sits proudly beside her father at the rally. A workshop conducted by Greg Calvert of the Austin Human Rights Coalition dealt with gay men and cruising He used methods of encounter and discussion in recognizing feelings held by many men. The traditional march and rally took place on Saturday. At noon about two hundred people marched from First Street up Congress to Eleventh Street over to Guadalupe and down to Wooldridge Park. Several blocks Long, the lively paaade progressed without mishap. The only form of harassment came on the part of one APD police officer who inaisted on crowding the marchers together and rushing the pace of the parade. A street dance took place Saturday night on 23rd Street at the People's Renaissance Marketplace with music by Little Imo. 200 to 300 people attended the dance, including several avowed heterosexuals. But police forced the band to stop playing at 11:40 p.m citing a city ordinance forbidding amplified music in publie places after 8:00 p. m. Gay Freedom Week concluded on Monday, June 26 with a poetry reading by Texas-based lesbians and gay men at Esther's Pool, Among those present was Houston poet Joseph Lomax. All in all. Gay Freedom Week, 1978, was a success with nore participation by more gay people than ever before. We ve come along way since 1969--even if together we have that much farther to so WIE i 4p%. * nrji !■■)!■ * A Here's a picture to send home to Mom
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