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Title Connections, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1979
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  • Lind, Scott
Date November 1979
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  • LGBTQ people
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  • Austin, Texas
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Transcript WHITE MAY BE FREED In a little-noticed action, attorney~ for convicted assassin Dan White have filed an appeal to shorten what many already consider a lenient seven-year, eight-month sentence for the double murders of San Franci~co mayor Georee Moscone and Supervi&or Harvey Milk in November , 1978. White's attorney, Douglas Schmidt, said he is seeking a year off the sentence be­cause- since the Moscone and llilk murders occurred only a few minutes apart-the use-of-a-gun law should have been invoked only once. White is serving time at Soledad state prison. With time off for good behavior, he could be released in as little as five years. GAY POLICE? A fundrair-ing app, ,11 tJy American Christian Couse, a fundamentalist group based in Cali­fornia, i~ seeking contributions b~cause, it says, "militant homosexual 3 are being recruited as law enforcement officers." The letter, from Rev. Robert G. Grant, in­cludes an "Emergency Poll" with such questions as "Do you approve o:f your children being dealt \d th by practicing ho"losexual o:f:ficers?" and ''Do you approve of homosexual officers topping and searching men and boys arr ted on misdemeanor charges?" The mailing also features quotes :from such experts on homo­sexuality as Art Linkletter, Pot Boone, Lawrence Welk, :former LA Police Chief Ed Davis and Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch. The letter, which asks for a "gi:ft o:f $25, or even just; $10," ends with the plea, "Do not put this letter aside without looking .at your child or grandchild and thinking what will happen to them i:f militant homosexuals will p;et their way." [Editor's Note: On Thursday, November 15, the San Francisco Police Department swore in at least 15 openly gay police officers. The department intends to hire many more openly lesbian and gay persons.] FREE} ANITA WANTS $$$ The Anita Bryant forces are focussing on t.h adoption issue in their :fight against gay rights. Materia from Bryant's Protect Am · a•~ h1'dren dC'picts ~or hundreds of thousands 01 fundam ntalists a nation over­whelmed by "militant homosexuals',' courts hnnding over "innocent children" to adult homosexuals. In her most recent money­making ::.etter, Bryant characterizes herself n a martyr abu.ed by the liberal press, who looK ~nto he fac€ of frightened innocent children and cries out to God .... Excerpts from her letter follow: ''Jear Fr1C'nd, Our Children have suffered long enough. .. and r•n a~kinf you today to help me take lega~ actior. against the evil forces winning 1n An rica' co..irts of law ... Our counselling center regularly receives panic calls from v.orri d mothers and fathers whose ~pouses are getti~g custody of the chil­drer .... Unless you help me today more and more courts .. 111 give children over to homo­sexual adJlts and soon it will become law. ... Truly this is the work of Satan. Never before have I been so overwhe::.med by groups of p ople writ ng and cal ing me, pleading for hElp. . . " The new!"letter requests donations of "$25, $10, $50, or whatever you can spare," in order to raise at least $100,000 to set up a Legal Action Fund to fight against child custody rights for gay spouses. Her newslet­ter also condemns an HEW-financed sex edu­cation film for teenagers. In the film, entitled "About Sex", a moderator counsells a group of teenagers: "As 1 t turns out, most people prefer sexual partners of the other sex, but those who do not should not be put down." 2 Na". \~19 r .. .. .... . .. . . . . . . . • . . . . . ... • , d C.. o "'" e ~t. \ ~ ('\~ Vo\.1,No,j_ ..::e rv ACC'. oorJ'ra r ·oor'1irat r of the formt. r IVC- ( 1 tha th€. y 01 a fatnl rAo . :tr that rarnc-r tributio, • , ma ... c• ore .n HENRY'S MEMRYS VINTAGE CLOTHING L\~~ l'Y\-T-w- 11-s:~o 1\-\-f<"i-~t 11-11 3 No..,. l<\ 1 C\ vo\.1, No.1 FINNISH AND BRITISH GAYS1FIGHT A Finnish gay civil rights group has filed a The gay rights battle in Great Britain ap - report with the United Nations Human Rights peared likely to intensify following areport Committee, claiming that a provision of the on homosexuality issued by the policy advisory national penal code is being used to suppress committee of the Ho~e Office, Britain's minis-free speech of gay people . try for internal affairs. The Organization for Sexual Equality (SETA) More liberal than any preceding, the claims that a statute prohibiting "public report--to be taken up in Parliament-- recommends encouragement of lewd behavior between mem- lowering the age of consent from 21 to 18 f0r bers of the same sex" is being used to suppress homosexual acts. 16 is the legal age for hetero-scientific information about homosexuality. sexual activities . The incident arose from a suit filed The proposal will face rough going, according against the Finnish Broadcasting Company, to the prestigious Economist, a London news-which had made public the news that the magazine. Methodist and Catholic hierarchies hmerican Psychiatric Association had removed oppose it vigorously; the Anglican Churchwill homosexuality from its list of mental dis- issue its evaluation in September . orders . Under the law, RL 20:9, it is il- The law will not apply to Scotland or to legal to di~cuss homosexuality publicly in l/orthern Ireland, where the Rev. Ian Paisl"ey's any but a negative way. r rote start Unionist Party has .campaigned to SEMINARY PETITIONED ~i~ty-three Ftudcnts at New York's [nion '"h,;;0101..;ical Seminary, includi1:g o. number of United ~cthodist students, have petitioned the denomination's Women ' s Division to rein­state a lesbian staff member fired last spring. The petitioners asked the division to: provide 2alary compensation to Joan Clark, dismissed after she said publicly that she was gay; establish a policy barring job bias on the basis of sexual orientation; petition the church's 1980 general conference to affirm the civil and ecclesiastical rights of all homosexuals; and provide educational resources and events about homosexuality for t:nited Methodist Women and the larner church. GAY COPS NEEDED A new recruitment drive for 1980 hiring in the San Francisco Police Department will soon get underway, according to Les Morgan, coor­dinator of the volunteer Gay Outreach Program. A federal judge threw out most of the previous eligibility list after controversy about alleged procedural irregularities in the affirmative action effort . Of the 2,100 applicants v1ho qualified for the previous list , only 160 were hired, including an un­disclosed number of lesbians and gay men, Morgan said. The department is authorized to hire an additional several hundred officers to bring the force up to strength , according to Morgan. New applications for the force may be available as early as November , and informa­tional workshops and support groups are available for gay men and lesbians . There is no quota system, Morgan said, and applicants are never required to disclose their sexual orientation. "It would be perfect for someone who was intere~ted in becoming a police officer and v:ho wanted to move to San Francisco," said !-!organ. Those interested may contact Morgan at (41S) 77$-1000. POPE HARD ON SEX Pope , ohr aul II, in an l.mericar visit that proved a spectacular media event, told crowds in Chicapo that the Catholic Church was wa~ right in regarding homosexual actions as singful. Save Ulster from Sodomy . " !Jor does the law apply to women, who were excluded from the first and every subsequent statute defining homoLexuality as a crime. It is said Queen Victoria could not imagine how two women could engage in homosexual conduct, and none of her advisors chose to enlighten her . 1980 CENSUS The 1980 Census Que£tionnaire , which will be mailed to every household in the country next spring, will reflect new lifestyles with us since the 60's. Among the changes: *Questions will no longer refer to "head of household," but rather to the person who owns or rents the dwelling unit. *The categories "partner" and "roommate " have beer added to reflect the growing num­ber of unmarrieds living together . *The pronoun ''he ' has been eliminated and replaced by "person . " LEGAL ARREST 9 • Can a man legally be convicted for having sex with another man in the privacy of his own home? The case of Ronald Onofre, arrested under just such circumstances will be appealed after a lower court ruled that the arrest was justified. Attorney Bonnie Strunk says she will pursue the case to test New York State consensual sex laws. If appealed to the state's highest court , the Court of Appeals, the case is likely to be held unconstitutional, according to Ed Glorius of Lambda Legal Defense and Educa­tion Fund in rlev· York City. In a previous case, the Court of Appeals upheld a similar conviction because of legal technicalities, but indicated it would have found in favor of the defendant had the case been adjudi­cated on its merits alone. M In ref erence to the traditional position held by bishops, the pope said, "You rightly stated: 'Homosexual activity as distinguished from homosexual orientation is morally wrong., " ~urinb his American tour the pope also came down hard on artificial contraception, abor­tion, divorce, euthanasia and pre- and extra­marital sex. f P• nt cof't ..:r. ,r . ta• d a forty m·n- " r L fe of Bri!l. " Fox Thar on O ... 'd.rf hout1ng "hal. 1- wh c-h proc-..cnim ,ay . " approx1mate.y 60 al o .ang and hund•d ou 1 ft.ntecost ... aid "rre rovie is wear c0nc-rrred , it de- 'l hc~o x 1al urd Mary a'-' a le\d 1 .o how. :-l<try , th mc..t'1 r of' Jc.us by l<omar , la LE 1 Dy r a ~e ~tr of' hl a' ary [ndc­.... Chur h , ha ptrt h pat .. ~, hur·hc try·n tort to boy ott th ~ov·t . vary Ind r nd ~t Bapti t plunn ct to prcte.t +-hem vie or the the theatre'.., A.rport Boulevard r a th~ .n ,~ p,aker . Co1'\+u1.u~<l r I Meiropottfflh tommunit)- Church 1fil Jc:. Si:u!J SJcwl Au5tin. T,,,t 78701 (512) 471.7747 R,v Candace NaiJbiu POJU>r Sundays: 12:00 fY 1,3() p.m. l'edM<da,s. 1,J() p.m F!ROPOLITAN COMMLN •• Y CHlRCH - HEV. CANDACE NAISBITT,PASTOR Metropolitan ~om~unity Chur•h of' Austin, . h Str~et , if> arr; l Luted wL th th'e a fellowship of Metropolitan Community , founded by .he Rev. Elder Troy Perry i~. , .n Los Ange.es, Californa . Rev. Perry b ,an this work after av sion that homosex­ual reed not be denied salvat on because of h r sexJal orientation, but are w~lcom just a a. childrer of ~od. gr ma I -Au~ti~ be~ar n Oct b r , 1 7S by ~ob vers who al o started the .,c Da ... as church• k church has growr from L ni~ia 6 peoplt f ov r 70 at t present time. ngr g3t1cr r ed .. , preser.t :ocat.on of: 17, and onvEr .. ed an adult hou e n+-o ah u e of wcrship . inv te you to a+-tend s rv ces on Sundays .. oon -ind 7: 30 p .I"'. and on WE;dr.esday at p .m. al o hav a Bible Study or day 7:30. The econa Saturday of rach +-t r a Games Night wh ch if' op£ n to ,pc r V p.r . rch, l1r l rarh mt, r 1rd . iving Dinner Pot­, at tnc Congr_ pr v ct d ~~ndays through fnr futh~r .nfor- 477-7747. 1 p.m. t Lt P•~ • rta·t tr~ chJrc~ at ocri~ Banl< Bnnned - R. lo Vol . 1 , No . .1_ hav been .evera: nat·onal bans on bu ir ' ~ho hav com out pub'icly against gay ptor t ard their rights. 1her was a na­t onal ban or Coors b er and a ban on the o 4- .n Cc-pany. :hrre i now a -0ca1 ban .n whil t. yo ;r . upport is rieFdod. i< B'-TV r cently ran a S-part series on the A~ t.n gay community. After +-he series wac run by K.BC-TV , ~oy.e Wyatt thP presidrnt of Capita& City S4v ~gs in Au tin w thctre~ all udvertise­ment ~or his bank. Mr. Wya•t ¼OS quoted as say­ing , " t loc,ked l ke it wa pro-homosexual .• j~,t ct.ctn'• think it was the type of thing I want d to ~upport . 'he quote was run by the Austin A!T:erican Sta esman , Oc-+-ober 16, in the Business Section of thF paper . Th( article of the quote was run in was an article which many people over­look unless they are seeking 1nfor• ation on the Austin business communLty. There are several people in the Austin gay community who have +-rled to make the gay and 1 ban com~unity in Austin aware of the ban on the bank. The ban includes discontinuencc of' any bJsiness by the gay commun.ty with the bank and n withdraw! of money f r om thr bank . With­drawls of money should also be accompanied with an explanation as to the withdrawl. It is time that the business community in Austin realize that gays mnke up a great deal of their busine~s . This ban will make Mr. Wyatt and other busine·s leaders aware of this fact. r.usTODY CASE SETTLED ; RECORDS SEALED - R. Moss A custody case between a lesbian mother and her ex-husband concerning the ~upport of two chi:ctren was rettled through a private out-of-~ourt agreement on Monday October 22 , 1979 . Distr~ct Judge Jerry Dellana ordered the rerords of the case sealed to protect ~he in­terrest of the children . The mother, Marie Jackson ParkPr Doke,J6, has had cJstody of the children ages 4 and 6 in r a court decision last year. Parker's former husband, Maurice ~oke waf' tryLng to get a reversal of' that decision on the groJnds that his ex-wife was an unfit mother and was rearing the children in an "enviromcr.t that endangered their physcjs/J health and may sign.ficantly irpair their emotional dLvelopmert . " The Dokes were married on Feb . 16, 1973 and ~ re seperated in April of' 1075. Parker filed for a divorce in Ju:y of the same year. After three trials and appeal~ the divorce was granted in March 1978 . Par~(r recieved funds to pay for attorney' fe at spring for a support group who main-tairt J that Parker.'. sexua: pr-efererce ,,. a immat ria' to the lssu of whAth r ~ar~rr,,. fit : ~r her ch •• drcr. 5 No". \~1<\ VD. clinic Beginning Saturday , November 17 , the Texas State Health Department , in cooperation with Gay Community Services ar.d the Gay Nurses Alliance of Austin , will be conducting a free screening clinic . The clinic will occur at the local bars , bookstores and other commur,ity locations on a ro~ating basis each Saturday night . On Saturday the 17th , the clinic will take place at the Austin Country from 10pm-12pm. On Saturday the 24 , f r om 10- 12pm , the clinic occurs at the frivate Cellar . Ther., Saturday night December 1, from llpm-lam , the clinic takes place at none other than Mr . reeper's . The purpose of this p r oject is to curb the alarming increases of sexually-transmitted diseases . The largest increase is in syphillis , a 60/4 increase this last year alone within the male homosexual community . Gonorrhea has actually shown a dec r ease this year for the first time in the many years of repeated increases--a good , healthy decrease, even though the cases of gonorrhea are still ir. excess of 66 , 000 this year alone in Texas . It should be encouraging to kno~ that at the ~ame time last year the r e were over 7 3 , 000 , combined totals fo~ both the homosexual and hetero,exual commurities . We , the gay health care professionals in /\us tin, are deeply av:are of the almost 20,1- in­•' rea, ~n yphillis v:ithin ore year',:; time in 'l<'xa •. •/ a, a r,roup of volunteers ·1re mounting th i. ~crcer ing and aware nee s project in the cf reducirf ard elimirat1n of thiF ad o•her cxua ly transm·ttcd i YOH" h elp . 11('1 e ..,oil 1. . .1. a • re( . 'l d nl y ta <C < <1 ;n · t u t'c ' a. of ttw pr c rt . J . l t'OV( m d ~ctd r .q~r,t Cl ir d.IC from th c.in c ~ ba, f mer. L , en r e a.r' c , arm r horten tt1c t im or, ha.., e · re r the pa0 t. y ·1 .r. e. t 11 iar E v.d.rt to inert. ase corr.mu .i ty -:v.arcnesf'. We r l cd people to volur- C ' er ~o dr~. blcod, ::-peak to &rcups, a-d a-.v.er PE op ,, ' quer,t · ons with ::-trai 6ntfon:ard ar .,v.er~ --a - trai_eh tforv1ard approach ii stead or a :traighc ars¼er. We are primarily i1terested in you, your Jover, your friends, your sex partners, not the •irlfriend you made up to satisfy some .traight practitioners . Come on . Be a part of a great bcrinning . Let's keep a healthy lifestyle healthy. Vo/ . .1, /\lo.1. 1\ Cniversi ty of Pittsburgh researcher says he has successfully vaccinated 135 volunteers against gonorrhea, the country's most wide­soread venereal disease . ' Dr. Charles Brinton claims his vaccine __:ave "neFrly complete" protection against urethral gonurrhea infections . AUSTIN·'S ENTERTAINMENT CENTER The Private Cellar TRADITIONAL BAR historic atmos1>laere int~ Cellar WALLZR CRBZK SAL00X a DAKCB B ALL ... at street level GAZEBO BAR New Orleans Styk in the courtyard • 7CJ0 easl 6th Aust.in 477-0387 t'lw finat clubs in Austin ... /Hlrhal's, in Te,cas/ P, ct ~st.. (c.o ..... +) - r,, u 1L l hr- cl- rch~' p,o~est writtcr. 11 , , ily ~txa , oroup-.1+- a large responsC' from n ~ud(n~ body in The ~iring Lire. (the let­ters to the editor section of the paper.) Th­n12or compla",+-s th9.t thtc st•1dert ~ody r.ad agd · nst trE protest cU d he World of Pen .. f'cost Church · s that due to tr fa_+- that th~ chu,..~·h does nee advocate p.:oir' c- the ricv·e::.. ·n thE first p.ace +-hat t~c "embtrs nf thl ch~rch did ~ot knc¼ uhe plot of th~ movie .• tl plot ~s u.int a child i born in a stable n~ar the Chrlst­, ild's and ~s m staken for the Christ- cri:d . LOC. AL Au~T,n C.ot\Tftc.T: LA("<''\ f\\.f\n "\>P.'-""£~ 8 3'1- a.ti.\ as GAY NURSES' ALLIANCE This mov'e le a coPtroversal issue in the Austin commun·ty and it is suggested by the ¼riter of thi~ art:cle that you should go see th< movie ~ourself if you nave not already done so and make the judgement or the movie for :,,oursell. ,u .... _ '"°' c.. C ('\ h ('\ \,) tA ~<'O rY\ ~ °'-'\ ~ t.-t - C. 0 C\(\ t.C.t \O(\~ Vol.1., /'Jo.1. PO~NT / counterpoint "father" church J. OLINGER .'1l .r_·ttut_ r ,.h.ch a::.,.ays nas been, J ti •••. the most oppres.ive toles­: Jr ara ~Y me~. !.s the. ·nurch. 1he ,utO- hr- :.ar reli1:,1on ard it~ precepts re c;hE: .o ... rc( o"' the: _ocia::., rel!.gou~ ar.d ·al d1~cr-~_ra.i0r h0~oscxuals have suffered < r the l u. t :;c ,, ro.1 ':hot,. ar d years. 1n, •uidlrt pr.rciple of the. Churcn (the hr-~c:10.r .:nur h•. ar d the Levi tical lav.s fror, hi·n t1LY -,prar._), ln both it- ~tructure ar.d Jc ~a .•. pacr.ar~hy . Womer are considered to - m•.r' po.SE.-. ~on.,. 1• v:oman is still "given ~~ay' .r PVery ¼eddini the Church performs . 0 •u •ify t'"!:~ ·✓ ie,, the. church fathers nav; art1f.c'o._ly divided the human persor.­a.. ity .rto '!:!a.c.:ulir"" characteristics (ra­:..~ ora_.ty. cornpetitior, vio:ence ar·d dL--ira. ~md "ftm:r .:re" one.., (intuition, •ooptrat1 r, pu •• .'..vity ar:d dependence) . doth .~t of chara~teristic. have good and bad cle~erts, but the. masculine ones are hF.d cc be more desirable, .-!en a~d ,·omen are b ':h mad• ir to · half- pcn,or_" by tni::. process, •'" _ c0mpiete ~ith0ut the other . h• ba. le unit of the Church is the nuclear •a"'lLY, vntrt: tht' husbat.d rules his v:i:e, and thev rule tnt children together and raise them ir ~he ,ays of the Church. 1his incl~des the • ex-role soc iali zat1O1. v.hich makes tne female half-p, r•· n "ir.ferior" ar,d makes male rule thtc "r atural duty" of the. superior . 'I'he_er tire Church tneolvhY o.nd hierarchy reflect tnis c.:c,r C' •pt, ':'he "iieaver.ly Fathc-r" rules the ::i:.r 1. ter::. ar d tne families they star,d over, ,~tura 1 ly, tht:' m:r.:~try • ., al:,ost exclusively r:ialc . .1.he reatest threat to the ''half- person" illu• ior .,hic-h r:ia_rtair- the patriarch;( is thE- free €'Xpres..,ior, of sexual! ty, for 1 t en­c- ourav _ u. to relate to otner-, and ourselves, a. full per~ors . Lesbian::. and gay men are a . pee.al threa: . We are livir.g proof that hu"la beings car. be ,.t1ole persons . No .,;ender th Church hate~ a~d fears us so much. L ~n-tu'h)t..c! OA. ~~qe_ 1 EXECUTIVE HEALTH CLUB -S.F. R1..ts.-l·,o Hot.e.\- ~b.!:)e.'('t"\e.nt. '11S-1~~o O?EN ~L\ \-\OURS - NO l)r-~S OR ooo-z.E ALLowEl> IN THE CLIJ 13 - \Je·re. Piere. \o S--\QJ_ D. DRAPER Myth - Al::. hc,m~~~xua __ ~re dangerous, depraved, evil, and "sick." Myth God hates all homosexuals; the B1b-'le condemns homosexuality, t's amazing how many myths, legends, and superstitions still exist today, It doesn't shock or surprise the lesbian-gay community if heterosexuals believe these two myths, or support them. What is surprising is that most of the members of the lesbian-gay community appear to believe these myths, too. We are justifiably angry when we are denied a job, housing, acceptance at home, or in our circles of straight friends just because we're gay, We rant, rave, scream, protest, picket, legislate, demand, and confront pcop}e who dis­criminate against us in every area of our life, except the one most of us grew up in--the Church. We meekly accept the sentence of most mainline churches ~hen they condemn us, lock us out, close their doors, and say there's no place for us in their midst. To clarify some points--God does not condemn homosexuals . God 9oc~ not hate homo- $eXuals. Surprise! It's like the statement, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." It shouldn't surprise anyone to discover that the scriptural (Biblical) references to homo­sexuality have been mangled and distorted for centuries to encourage the persecution of homo~exuals, We know state and loca laws which affect us, but somethir.g such as this, we sim simply ignore. In that abyss of ignorance and darkness little pinpoints of light c-alled san&ty and love are emerging--and inte::.lectual church !eaders who have researched the ori­ginal material are waking up, standing up, speaking up, and saying, "Hey. This isn't the way it wa.., supposed to be!" The average person in the lesbian-gay community carries a lot of guilt, hate, nnd disdain for organized religion. The rejection/ gui t trip cf the church ha~ done one of two hings to us. Numbing u::. to the. point of refusinp. to ac-knowledge the exi tenc-c- of th hur hand any ability it has to cortinul hurt'n 1J in any way, The scc-ond r action i tc tart a gu 1~ trip that could ev ntunlly nd n al oholi , drug addiction, or uic de, h choi e of a guilt trip alway avail-able-- cttfferent tyle~, differert siz and co .. ors. Th alternati~e is SELf-EDUCAtlON, Find out the d.fference between what the Bible rc-ally says, what Christianity really io, :nd wnat we've been told all this time . Then make up your mind. Don't buy the Go0 pcl According to Anita. She's not God. Put more love into your life. We have. V1vit us a~ Metropolitan Community Church of Austin. We'll ~xplain this a lot better, I , l'<,mi ..,e. [Editor's note: Diane Draper is wor~hip coor­dinator at the Metropolitcar: Community Church ir. /,ustin.] 1 1 AFFIRMATION/GMU UPDATE --R. Moss Affirmation/Gay Mormons United is now in a statewide membership drive. The group is open to a11,active, inactive, and former Latter-Day Saints and friends. Meetings are held at various times in Dallas, Houston, and Austin . For further information about Affirmation/Gay Mormons United, you may contact the following branch leaders: in Dallas, call Steve at 214-528-9641; in Houston, call Jerel at 713- 449-2433; and in Austin, call Ron at 512- 443-4100. tc(\+1(\u~d f,oM P°'-1 ~ b FATH- EK @.oY\0 . The patriarchy is maintained in homophobia• While gay men are hated, lesbians, being relatively unimportant women, are largely ignored . In the four pro~ibi tions o_f homo­sexual activity in the Bible, lesbians are only mentioned once, as a violation of "natural order". If women were considered important, the passage, "Thou shall not lie with a man as with a woman", would therefore command them all to be lesbian. Gay men are seen as betraying the masculine ruling class by embracing the lower status of women. This concept of the whole-person as unnatural is the basis for all the "nelly queen" and "bull dyke'' stereotypes, and the other inversion myths. Our society is so steeped in the Church that we have all absorbed most of its beliefs. The sinfulness of sexuality (outside Church­sanctioned marriage) is almost always uncon­sciously accepted. "Promiscuity" is one of the major condemnat~ons of gay sexuality. The main gay defense is "committed gay couples" modelled after the nuclear family. Living in a couple can be wonderful, but it is not the only moral expression of sexuality. It is the Church-induced guilt at being a sexual being which causes us, all too often, to relate to each other only as sexual stereotypes. The Church has taken sexuality, God's greatest gift to humanity, and twisted it intoj an instrument of torture. Whatever our souls may be, God has housed them in physical bodies All our thoughts and deeds are accomplished through physical expression. By denying the God-given physical expression of love and creating laws restricting love to artificial sex-roles, the Church itself is denying God in his name. The "power-over" mind-set of patriarchies requires the Church to be authoritarian. "God compels them to rule." Jesus' teachings about universal love are mouthed from the pulpits, but it is law that rules the Church. The concept of "natural rule" has raped and exploited the earth . It maintains destructive sex-roles, racism and the profit motive. It alienates us from each other and keeps us in fear of each other, guaranteeing hate and war. Many lesbians and gay men have, quite reason­ably, rejected the authoritarian Church as the essentially anti-life agency it is. un­fortunately, it isn't that easy to escape it. Although Church and state are constitu­tionally separate in this country, we live in a virtual theocracy. Lawmakers and police almost inevitably leap to do the Church I s bidding. The new anti-pornography. law which ___ .. ,.-__,._,.,..41 _,.. .......... ----------·~-~ "o\ • 1. I 1<10.i closed most of the gay bookstores and theatres in Texas and changed the rest is one of the latest examples. Under pressure from funda­mentalist lobbyists, the Texas legislature, on tne last aay 01· the session, with no discussion, passed this blatently unconsti­tutional law by a unanimous voice vote. Prosecutors and police announced they were ready, willing and able to instantly enforce the new law. Most Texas gay bookstores closed. Here in Austin, community standards make an obscenity conviction nearly impossible. But gay bookstores have been warned by the police and currently appear to be "cleaning up their act''· The courts briefly oscillated between Church and Constitution, but are currently allowing enforcement until the Constitution proves its case. The Church is growing in social and poli­tical power every day. Our present social, environmental, and economic problems are driving droves of people to the easy answers the fundamentalists claim to have. There is now a "Christian Broadcasting Network" spread­ing the patriarchy's mythology to the world, and a "Christian Voice" lobbying to make its beliefs law. The Church is not going to ignore. its favorite sexual scapegoats. We must fight it . We must turn to the God of Love proclaimed by Jesus and Hillel. That is impossible with the patriarchy. The gospel message, calling for love of our own self, as well as loving others, does not and cannot live in the Chris\ian church. FeminiJtS are right. ~e must reject the sex-roles that keep us half­persons" and replace the institution that maintains them. It is time we obey God's will and become whole persons, loving others and ourselves. [Editor's note: Jim Olinger is a gay activist in the Methodist Church.) ffie.ttofo\.+..C\ C.oMMvA""t C\\\ltc.,\\. -~ ~u~+l~- "we. \ 1\\1\'tt. '\OU • o .)0\1\ \)~ ~O&­WoftSH\ P AN1l Ff.L\.ow.SH1f" - Se..r"1C£s- Su .-lo~'(- NootJ ~Md 'l:':!,o p.A. ~ e ~ n e~""'t- '1: "30 f· ~- - B, \,\1. S+u ~" - '-\)41.C''\ "anl S-",n\~ of;. ...,"-t. ~on~ '1:30 ,.en. fol II E'. ~-S+rtc.+ s,a-'t,1-1,.,, 8 Nov. 191~ '/ol.1,No.1. THE MMORMONS~~ M A.MOSS r 14 , l7 Wn. h r ton D. . v.as r a at onwlde repre Entation cf •d ay m r . lrcA1d d · r tr.at largl p op~t we r • h~ r epr ccentative& f on Gay Mormor s l n1 tf d . Thori wt: re ." from s~lt Lnke ity , Ctah ; ~a~hington n Fran cc and Ang lec , Ca~iforna; "'ec t . arouna esu. Chrif'"t of on homo­t1de on .n march gave many a new hope that one day tht c-hu r ch will accept the gay mem-n 01 r .... a they nre. lntil thEr , thL. m nic.,1 ty of th hur 'h v. i l have to l L v v. 1th n the u r plac-ed upo, then by th• church . Ory thr·ough d..ica icn wt the hurch rvf-T 1 about the gay members mid their pl 1 gh .. , thAt ' s vhat hffirmatinr is all abuur iht March gavt all gay peopAe a stronecr &~rsc o1 pride and a ne d to go out ard .hare it with the world . Mary rev vi w w, re •dken n d a r,ev enthu&iasm v as to bloom and flouri&t1 The "Mor rons" ,.. er tht r a . d a pdrt "f ~ t ~ewly fourd sen&P of pridl rd inthu a~ ~nct we v 11 carry that thrcurtout tnt rt t- of ur Liv ?.' ?,??? 'l. c/~q ') . ,, . ;) ') _,:) • '\ "l. • '1 '\· Que st io ns.? Cl. ') ? ? ~ '1. ,,) ,,,, '1. ,, ,. • ? • . <\•? ·I? ? ;> • GAY COMMUNITY SERVICES i ? , HOTLINE , ;, • 477-6699 9 Nov. 111~ Q 0('\CH.C.t ICC\~ Vol . 1.,No.1. A LETTER OF INTEREST "I'M NOT A CLOSET MOTHER" l have a friend who has three sons, typical mother she is constantly telling you how proud ~he i~ of two of ,her sons and all the things ~hey havE accomplished. The thr d son she never men ions. He is Gay. My ovn son has several friends who haven't ~po<cr o he:r parents in several years. This s a tact a I've stood in for the·r Mom thru (sic) problems they have had and even thru ill­nes~ with them . Why? Because they are Gay. I read in a newspaper column not ::..ong ago of a mother who's Gay daughter wa: coming home to v·sit and was bringing a frlend. She spoke of her daughter as not being normal like her other children. She wanted advice as how to handle the sleeping arrangements . To me this woman has a _trious problem and it wasn't how to handle the sleeping arrangements that was her problem, 1~ was that she spoke of her daughter as not being rormal like her other kids. Al~ 0f the above circumstances are very, v£ ry •ad. I ar. ahe mothe'r of t-hree- straight- sons and on( Gay son. All share equally of my love, care,time ard my thoughts. I have never in anyvay thought of my Gay son as "not normal". 'm very proud of my three straight sons in ~ary ways but I am quick to jump on my Goap box nnd tf ll. you all about my "Gay" son. He ls a talented, intelligent, handsome fellow. But society has made him handicap in lots of ways. I don ' t flaunt my son bei ng Gay bu t neither do I deny or hide it from anyone . How did I learn of Lenny's homosexuality and hoe did I handle it? I had no problem accepting it as I accept everyone as they are and hope they'll do the same for me . When Lenny was a small boy he loved dolls , frilly loth, s, earrings, and make-up. I thought this wau a phase he was going through . He broke many a spiked heel off my shoes before entering first grade in school . As he got older and in high school I knew he was Gay and his high school days were rough on him . There was the word "queer" and "fag" used alot and the dirty remarks made. I could write a book on the battles I got into over this while my heart broke for him . I knew he was going to have some rough spots thru life . He graduated from high school and left h0me for col6ege. His le ters and phore calls hame told mr in unspoker vords he wa~ having a rough t · me. So ~ne night I picKed JP the phone ard cal'ed him. I said "Lenny there is somethirg I want to ask you and wheather your answer is yes or wheather it :s no, it wil6 ~ot change my love for you. I'm asKing so I can help you be more comfortab6e, "Are yo11 Gay'>' I was told in a cold voice "NO Murr I'm not. ' We went on to talk of other thing~. Four days later he came home unexpectant::..y and vith tears in his eyes he told me "Yes I am Gay but: never wanted you to know." (I just can't :magine in all my being a mother turning against a child who is born homosexual.) We talked for hours on being Gay. We went thru "Do you want help?","Do you want to see a phych:atrist?","Do you know why you are Gay?" After our long talk including his Dad and his brothers,we felt even closer as we have always been a close knit family. I feel we are blessed . : also feel blessed at having Lenny as a son. If yo~ are the parent of a Gay person don't push th:s person out of your life as if he :s different from you or someone to be ashamed of. The only difference betweeen yo-..1 and yo-..1r Gay child ~s your sexual preferances and this does not give you or any other person the right to call him or her abnormal. Get to know your h omosexual ch'...ld, if you don"t you are letting a gift of God slip by you . Gay people are not asking society "6et us teach you how to become Gay" they are saying "let us live like you do and let me be your equal . " Anita Bryant says "I want to protect my precious children from homosexuals . " How nausating . Well I want to protect my homosexual son and other homosexual people from damaging remarks from Anita Bryant. Anita you can believe God knows my son is Gay and you can also believe he loves and has blessed him in many ways. I'm a hard fighter in what I believe in and I ' ll always be there when the Gay people have to have my help in any way . Vi r ginia Hayes (lovingly nicknamed "Mama Miss Thing) SURGEONS iEACHERS JUDGES Itv EACH OF THE ABOVE 6ROUP5 OF PROFES5IONALS, CAN 'fOLL I0£NTIFY T I-\E ONE GAY PERSON TRYING TO PASS AS snrn \GHT? .. Vol.1.,No.1 BY KELLY FINKE 11 Nov. \'\1i Connections welcomes Kelly Finke to Photonotes. Kelly is one of Austin's newsly acquired residents. Kelly attended TSTI in Waco before moving to Austin where he studied photography. Vol.1., No.1. 12 No". 1~1, F\G'~TWG IN MARRIAGE r xp hr "Oupl n xt . n, r thou ands of year =en and wo~er. have a abut marriag . we, ~esb an~ and gay , row have opp rtunity to Joke about our ~ton hips . We should rem mbcr our specAal po tor a A:virg in a society where one can more easily live openly with one's beloved . It can only be a p rit of neanness and in­toleranc€ which wou:d deny the signif:cance and depth of men loving men and women loving women , and yet hundreds of thousands of gay men and lesbian women in most of South America can only dream of the life we daily live . We know from our per sonal experience that, even he r e , sometimes we take care with whom we express our personal life--but no matter , we are here and are confirming to our­selves and to others that we love and are loved , that we seek to maintain those rela­tionships we feel are important for ourselves and each other . -The.heter osexual world has things a little easier than we . Not only does soci-ety openly appr ove of marriege relation­ships , but also the boundaries between different degrees of involv.ement~arP. more clear . :t ls true that since the 6O ' s the boundaries have become somewhat hazy, but stil: most heterosexual re~ationships do follow a recognizable pattern . Two people begin to date each other , perhaps on week­ends. Slowly they spend more time with each other . Perhaps they start living together, even sharing expenses, and then they announce themselves as engaged . The two sets of parents eventual!y approve of the match. The two then take blood tests, regi ter themselves as husb~nd and wife, undergo a re~igous ceremony (to ati fy theAr parents , they oft~n say) , \Jo I. 1, AJo1 SHEILA ANDERS b ,rd ry n t car b d nc• on b~tv en mp ly " r q ed," and trosc -,,110 ied +he kn .. . If two pcop arc hem at h bar +-wo or f.v ,eei< dan inr n {act otht.r's armf, 0nly for a~h thcr. r~ you never m, f you an1 v ry ne el ~ r wear hav van h u fr he face of +-he d tty n vEr ret1,rn yo1r call., tn n h t, ar ff on th r y ar-l0n p d y, a+-~ c+- n , af+- r +-he hon ymoon--ay , th re ru . And .. t p ~ibd lt r ~ nat I wart to touch or . You know honeymoon fad ng wh r some thAngs your lover hab:tua ly doe start to bother yoy--habitual.y. Perhap it is the way your darAing fails to put the cap bock on the toothpa te , or your sudden shocked realiza­t: on that not everything you do p!eases him. When conflicts arise that simple good feeling cannot brush over , ther. comes the time for maneuvering , for sorting out your feelings on a subject of concern and presenting your feelings in such a way that she or he under­stands . Ah , but there comes the time when simple understanding does not automatically resolve a problem . Your lover might under­stand why you fail to put the cap back on that (goddamn) t ube of • oothpacite , he may even 1 1\ ~ 7 i1·,r-r-;~) ·m ~ ' I -- ,. {f ~~ I I [\_ .bb!±ifil. J -----= 13 No"· \C\'l't PtGHTING Ccof)fJ y"lpa h '1'1, pr h r he fe ngs after h to you--ar,d y that the whole it. • m·n y R 'erra n prob n t·- y d term nin what nncl v h·1t act ons cur be taken to r· lationsh p vork. A pr ... ncipLc ha, a ... rcady been stated ·mpli~ tly, D princ ple which, frankly, has ~vth n to do v th ~orality, with the right-or wrongne. of certa n actions. This pr nc pl oe .... as follows: fit works, it's good. And fit doe~n•t work, then it needs to b vorked lpon or thrown away. By vay of an admittedly simplistic analogy, let us peak on our relationfhip with a car. It i n't realLy wrong for yo1r car to break dovn. I d dn't brea~ down n order to cause you 'lngu h, though you may feel ome anguish vhln your desires to go (with your lover, of co11r < ) to l!o,1ston over the weC'k r,d arc fru rated. The car ' s ~ransmi.sion breaks dowr, and ir ne[dr to be worked upon in order to fulfi ... l your desires to go to Houston next vrnekend Ard .o rith your relatior snip with your lover, 1. you accept the limitations inherent . that ar.alozy: desire~; arc tm artetl, and • omethi. g no. to be ·.;orked out in order that happ re.,~ er. ue. Iortunately, ore car. talk .... tr. h :., or her beloved and achieve rcsul ts; ur l a my tic 1.ould a..,scrt tho.t ta::.kir.G e tLy tog car wil! co.u:..e it to be~d to hi-v. ::.1 0.1 ' at· y hi. every ue:..ire . ... ~ ( .... .:.mply ubi:,'1,itutc ·.·hatcver it .is) for yo , ·.;ery t;ood. If 1¥ ·.:orku auto­maL · nl::.y for both, o much tnc better. ~ut the olutk,, ..,atl:::~ie:., only one of the p rt r_, th n the. :,olutlon doc. n' t v·ork ::ir.d mer~ tall<i ha ... to be done. ,-lord. 1 ikc "com­prom · e come up \:her people i et to ether ar d a"k v r th ir sp cial relat ... or.hip , but v hr, a co~prcm:~e i ood or ... y if it ~or \Ork . both have agreed to it ~illinely rd · .. · Lhout o~rcior . Ar,d 1:f you keep on ta' k · 1 , th olution that v:orks v 111 even-tually be. '"ou d. Llt' tal< ore i1 stance v.ht::re morality still cat it ... eery light . Let'::-- take the issue :Jf extramarital ... ex. Sone believe quite strongly that ~x outside marriage should either be rejected completely or should take place as eldom as posbible . That moral principle does not alway. satisfy the desires of one or both part.;ners. In facL , huge fights ofte11 er,suc ove1· thi. que ... tion . One may state that it is v.-ror g for the other person to war.t to have sex with that delicious woman or man sighted. The other person migh t i mme diately assert that, o~ the contrar y , it is wr ong to cling to outmoded bour geois standards of fidelity, and a whol night can easily be spent arguing over such moral considerations. It would be more fru ful to recast the question of sex in an amt.r·l frarne1·ork. It vould be helpful for both~ consid r the problem by repeating to +-h m~ 'vc_ , "_ ~ '_ obviou- \;e both have d~fferer.t t..ed , d fferent desires, now let's 1 v ha car: do ·,·n ich vi l .L mak us both ycur re ... ation hip · d f feeling od ood out the AUSTIN'S TOP DISCO 705 RED RIVER 472-0418 I t n she? Ard ,ry ~ t that I find h~m t r r:bly attrac v£ ', ti, a lS i L about him .tands 01,t n My' ·nd? llhy do I smile so r t.n•+-ivcly ~n r I'~ c.ourd ~im? Wh; does • \-O Jch . d c.l, f lectrica ... pu.sa+-ion through my tc ly: Mot -npcY>antly , ,.hy can't I get him c ,.,. ny <c.nd~ I s a hard~ ml arc:. ~t.ntle mar .. He i~ a .. somE .r d.viduai -. · th a ur ivcr·. al taste c-f r. cha a ~·1e hat ~arr pr a c0nversa­r \l . thout Pay rg i ~ rttt ,.crJ . . !( has a arm and a ser Ja::.ity vnat at\-ract~ Me m11ch ke a magr-ct- ab~c.rh, h<' crtrgy ttom a p1cc~ f teel . I rould th'r k of am llior different ,.ays wh <.;h hl at ract m le attracts r1c ro+- Y ,exually hut he al <, attract mt in a ritual sen e . l,y rrer bc..nts cu~ts to !i!'L· 'k the reorr~1 6 .ur ri inR hihh abLve the , "'CJr . He attract me ir, u physical ,.ay . rlts s full of a~ er rtY that flo,s frr~ every r .r hi• being . Ile at•rac+-s mf .n a .cman­a_ ~ay . My hear~· i arr1eJ a .. ay like a .. 0on lost fro a ct .d'w rtach a~ the zoc. , h , 'm , : th him . t, stands out not c.n .. y in ny mind but !.r, rd~ of everyc.,re he comes tn contact ~itn . r +-hir.~ aboJt him a+-tacts the cell~ that au ~ ed w~thin my. kull . His thoughts . actions, • . warts . and Vdr tie. b unce on my highEr . of concentratior . 1, ::.ook tha• pierc c through My eytf' ¼her c +- ea,·n u+-h r one of the thinge aboJt ,l'lt make~ me milt . My S'.Tlile comes so y whcr hi f' pre c ncc ts arour,d me . Iht ~i...,ide of him that rea...:he~ out for me +-ht icy cnid ~.rter winds that howl , h the trecs that hav .ost tht.lr leaves me sm ~ l . t0~ch s rtvtr on ~y ~kin . It i. al ­l ,·1d haJ ctr pped from the lab cie~tist's experimen~atic.,r r h.s maE tvely g(nt.e h h i al ve w.tt. lovc. II t-r rcas, r. ar i 1 t .. plc>'E'::' vf v r tht. ag r d n the. a ar 't bc pi, r , '1E'r been us d fan angel' and it 1 ~g .at· r of .ov( ard ~~ 't ~ ep nim otf y a Jin a tnoi,gand a .f-r v re a:con that arc •. c xplartatlons ar P 1 μaper bPcaus~ tr, v0~d in SJcn a beautif .. l mar-gain, ho • t-? APd why · , it that ~u tt. rI'· y u truct h ? Wnat s ti h m that tand out in my m na? Why t'1at :::•r. ct· 1g hLrc typing out this y vf affect 0n' .s bcca ~11. never bc ~ur that .1 v r b( blc to cell r. ·r thes, thir,f.~­Y never bt able tu allow him to read pagc.E that am no, typ ng . It is not to that I will evrr fortld him to read the tnat I'vf typed but, the op, 0rtunity may r be ~ithin ~y gra p. his !.s MY way of l tting him and others my affect on and .ove for him. Yes , r thdt h s nam has not been listed here 1~ thls jumb.t of ~orct~ and a wrong as ay seem it is because he belongs to ar- Vol.1,~o.1 GJ>ROSGE other . I have wished a million times over thac it was rot so but my wishes will never change the fact . The only way that fact shall ever be changed is that he finds out my feelings and that he fe€.S the same way too . If it is he that is knowingly reading this no~, hew ll kno~ that it is to he that my words wou.d be addressed to if I could speak what my heart really feels . To you the one that this 1s dedicated , " I love you with all the feeling that my heart can muster!" 9/12/1979 bv R. Moss 1~ Living on the Edge - M. D. Williams 11/78 The razors' edge ( erasers' edge) /sharp, slick&cool/ Teetering on the thin edge, the fine line between sane & insane. /slipping/ razors' slash cuts the line, life line, the thin line; and i'm-over thee d the razors' edge, in to the abyss, the pit. ( this is the pits!) g e dancing in the dark, along the edge of night, the razors' bite cuts the line that holds my mind. Live on the Edge, Die by the Edge. Too Much much too much, too. Protection - Jhett Roehl So careful always, to protect all that might touch down near such devotion kindness coating bringing me close holding on in searching continue to keep harm from me let me leave all frustration and sorrow behind - at least long enough to feel needed! C ov/\1 e.c t, 0,1.s Let Me Continue - Jhett Roehl leaving the loneliness walking out of harsh reality back onto the streets of ego ... I find myself in my own company. not hard for me as this is where I'm meant to be, back into duality. Glimpses of men pulling, grasping one another seeps back into the realm. Fear tugs at my stride - falling away from strength, I hand over all thought. Please please me, please cease to seize me. Let me walk away! Number 3 Jhett Roehl you talk of innocence even softness yet where is this will we attain desires or only project them needing you - will this pass as all things do or remain to haunt us simply a refrain or much much more Angel - Jhett Roehl Bobby belongs to this. Dreams in the past - As a child, he foresaw White cotton t-shirt Clinging to his torso brings needed attention for the boy who felt unneeded. Now others desire holding him close as if to protect him from danger. Blanket my frustrations - pull me near, so that I might feel dear to someone! Solitude - Jhett Roehl Remembered days and long lonely nights encircle dreams of you bringing back visions lost in darkness I wait for you thinking only of moments taken privately grasping I loved him then and even now feelings drift back and once again ... together l)o/. 1,AJo.1. Paths - Jhett Roehl Consciousness draining body going limp thoughts circling tunneling down telephone calling answering awake lifelong friend at other end looking for some touch voice sounding hopeful bringing visions of haunting boyishness It occurs to me that energy is somehow ansnarled - caught as if a fox the trapper hoping to obtain its very fur to sell to uncaring people who ploy vanity Laughing - we try to disengage all frustration we search for charted ways Talking of events both have shared anticipation creeps into the pattern of speech and suddenly the phone goes dead Leaving either or both wondering • wondering - Day Break - G. P. Stojcevic He rises slowly, the morning unfolding through the icy crystals of a shrouded bedroom window - he walks and peers into the shadows of dawn - smiles, goes to the bed, where his lover sleeps - hair tossed casually upon the pillow - their lips brush gently, Fingers trace ripples across the sleeping youth's hard chest - Another kiss - lingering, now eyes open - hands pull shoulders close as lovers awaken to the winter's dawn ... 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A M-AJ"oR AM€r{1CAN CP,tJbt.( "'1.RUU F~CTIA.A.E'R. S'Wtr<:H~S ITS M~Rll011'i~ sn,nr,'{. " /1,s novel about our rrlatio,ulup ha, JU>I been op tw11t·d as a d1sast,•r film. " :-' Ti•~ _I :.!.!,i ! :t ; '1 -., f I J 'J I l" L.. U. (J L J -.J .. 17 No". l'l11 vo/.1.,.,AJl)-J. ~ITAILINI EDITOR'S NOTE: ConPectlons ls proud to carry Ray Kernistovsky's analysis of the astrophysical configurations which nfl~ence o~r lives. A graduate of thE Institute for A~trologica: Studies ir Miar:, and an instructor for three years at the same inst tution, Ray presently lives in New York, undertaking studies in proto-logic and parasyncratic physic:. He is in the process of wr.ting a book on connections between the outer proto-cosmos and our inner spheres, to be published April, !981. ALL SIGNS: This period signals a regeneration . The rift that had developed between Venus and Sat~rn is now healed . The forms especially invigoratiPg are, for all signs, the triangle and the sphere. Expect a lightening of your general aspect. That inner g!ow will resonate. SCORPIO: A deep joy will accompany that light­ness of the body-aspect this period . •xpcct new • ensations previously unknown. Thanks to Saturn, a rendezvou~, formerly taking place on:y at nighttime, wi!l occur during the day. Venus will come to add dtrection to Saturn'& sway. Finan­ctal burdens :ighten, pe:rsor>al re'ations flow eJpecia:ly well, and with less effort. SAGITTARIUS: Activities which aid the body (jogging, martial arts , poetic movement) should be pursued with studied attention . That tension emanating from the interaction of Venus and Saturn in third house affairs needs to be directed and released outward and around body boundaries . The intrusion of Mars makes for potentially stormy moments. Yet Saturn' · and Venus ' healed rift overcomes the cosmic slip­page still present . CAPRICORN: Mars plays its role as it enters , by the 29th , into fourt house affairs. Yet the dual movement of Saturn and Venus ward off its potentially exp!osive dimensions . The square ·and the triangle are reciprocal functions. The square inside the triangle (Mars under the sway of Saturn) adds stubil i ty ; friend and lover relations will therefore improve. ACOUARILS : Venus aids in the smooth flow of this pertod , so let the inner-personal inter­act with the outer proto-cosmos. Friends will beckon themselves to you . A loved one will dis­cover new strengths in you . The circle, the metalogical figure for the providence of the universe , carries a meaning. Study, therefore, is good. But alno many activities and new partners in bodily-spiritual ventures. PISCES: Ho~e affairs are encouraped, particu­larly as Uranus tntrude~ on the Saturn-Venus array . Your beinr is very tmportant: pa'1per it, pay special regard to it, don't be afratd to overindulge in love. Venus aids in appre­ciation of the spirttual underlying the inner skin. A rendezvous occurring around the 30th LS especially important . Don't miss out. ARIES : The ctrcle 6f regeneration has des­cended on the triangle (Saturn) . This juxta­nositlon of opposing forces is worked out by v 1· ue of Venusian-Lunar 1 inkages . Social activJties should be pursued; likewise, study of those feelings embedded in the very bone and fiber of being. Exploration with another person into these feelings may result in a long-lasting affair. Don ' t hold off . TAURUS: A usually beneficial tendency to bend too easily in the wind should be counteracted . ActiTities grounding you in being include tennis, but even better, any martial arts system, meditative dance, or the dance of two partners intertwined. Financial affairs will i~prove. Mercury moving by the 1st into second house affairs will quicken doing of cosmologically- oriented deeds. GEMINI: Karmic 'utterances' proceed from the interaction of the Saturn-Venus duo with your past deeds and future goals . Friendly relations with partners make for a pleasant body- aspect . Physical exercise (a walk with another into woods , bicycling , jogging) is especially im­portant this period . A rendezvous with a special person, perhaps a foreigner, by the 2nd, muy blossom into a specia} relationship . Pay regard to the physical, to sensation. CANCER : The body- aspect, the form obscuring the directly active, cannot be forgotten this period . The field is open for romantic­spiritual- physiological encounters . Saturn aids in the smooth flow . Let it take you, and the purely person will flower. Luna moves, by the 3rd, ~nto third house affairs. Adjust to it . LEO: Use good judgment in your dealings and gain the benefits . Yet don't forget to rest on the spontaneous, the feelings of the fibers comprising inner being . A 'back to nature' kick will be useful, particularly when with a ?aurus or Acquarius . The strength of the Venus­Saturn duo cane come out i~ a prolonged invo:vement with a special person . VIRGO: A late-night involvement with a heavily Capricorn person will bf' ei:;pecially strong, and by th~ 29th the payoff wi:l be great. Financial affairs may take a slight downturn even as personal affairs take on more inportance. Rely on cpsmolQgica: influences this month. LIBRA : A cleavage engendered by Mar's move­nent into sixth house affairs may r esult in tensions which have to be worked out . Jour­neying into the deep self will be advantageous at least twice a v;eek this period. Old habits and standards of affection should be let out , so that the new move in. On the 30th and on the 8th an encounter with a mysterious per son will provide much satisfaction . The spir itual will enwrap itself in the physical and atten­uate it if one remembers to remain flexib le and open to the universe . - - 18 No'1. /'t?'I \lo/. 1.., A/IJ. :t "in the kitchen" 1 '3 1 0 i ar thr n f t d .,. r r - "0* F l af or ab> i+- 1 4 C p flc,ur h K tCh( n" r v h ch , a~ gh t'"I .f 1 y ·ct-bit. r. -II hope u on a bor,' 4 ,p_ v ater r dit..rt ar d ~ix lled glas s or A mt - . ur 1c l / > tlbsp. • alt tlt,...,p. baking powder 1/4 tlbsp . soda f1 cup ~P • hortcnin ) /3 cup &uga1· --we. be attn 1 Lbsp. vani::.la ma htd ripe banar a up hopped r ... ts { p onal, h baranas with pa.try bender until rt main. J"f together the four, ~aking powder, soda, salt . Jeat &ho r tering ad uugar together. with a -..ooder: spoon ur ti l creamy. Adj LgS ard beat ¼e::.l. dJ tht ~i!ted dry ingredients alternatly -.it the banara to the sugar mixture. Jeat ur t1l . mootn. Stir in nut~ and vari::.la. JaK ., a gr ased ar,d floured pan. (loaf) h •• oaf _.ice better if cooled, ¼rap­r , and tored or~ day b fore slicing. t E p fted p v rd u ar fl ur pp ca r y chop a ' ~e-1 h ur 1 Cl.iP bi...tter 1, t.b p. var.•• In a large mix~ng bowl , b1end together the suga~ ard butter using the pastry blender . Add r0~a1ning ingredients and mix thoroughly with ha ds. Chill dough. Roll into balls about 3/4" ir diameter. Place on ungrcased baking sheet. DaKe. Roll while warm in 1/2 cup sifted,powered • ugar. ** v,inilla GAYNESS THROUGH ANOTHER SET OF EYES I. BI..nm.!ESS. I iJD Wli/. . •• l::i -~ /JOVI So;ne have called blir.dne•. ar, inconvenierce. Other- have calltd it, hov:ever, a pain i1, thl. a . Ior ne, it i just tht absence of ~ieht . I.: 1 ot all that bad, because mary of the ob. tacley can be ov£rcom£, with a lot of coMpcr ~t•on . To put it in a nutshe::.::., it may re.pi re> a lot of ipport from fric1.ds, a lot o" : 11t , patience, but most of all, you have ~o car a lot about your:clf, !ir~t . • . JJLI.IDJIESS /,HD GAYllESS o ~tart ,ith, thE two have at least one thi~c i . commor : both arE. mir ori tie~. If you arc different, ome pt.op:e v.ill prejud, you. 'i'ht:ir rN1ctioP nay be polari.:ed: thy may laugh v.tth you or ju t laugh at you . . . 'l'hii l becau~e they don't ur.derstand, or they just don't care, the 1:_t just goes on and on . III . SOCIAL DIFFIC~LmIES .n many public areas, there arE. going to be ne¼ or unfa':'liliar obstacles, such as tables, people who stare , because p~obably they would feel scared 100 if they ~ere in the dark. Imagine going into a store, with friends, and having a ~tranger -tare at you . I\'. ':/AYS 'i'O OVERC0!1E TIIE M/ JOR OBS'l/\CLES OF GAYilESS i.lID BL:rm!IESS ' /JID AfJY OTHER THHIC WHICH IS cOHSIDERED BY SOCIETY 'l'O BE SICK Blindness, for example, if it is total, means being in the dark. To a person ~ho ~as born that vay, that part is not so bad. for a per­son, h°'.evcr, 1·:ho is newly blir,ded, that is arother story. For that one, it can be d"'va~tating . For one thing, you have a lo& , v.hich means E,;rief, which i.., r.atural. ,,:aybe it iw not much, if you deal ¼ith this loss one day at a time, then it m~r,ht b<:. easier to ad-just. I am saying this for any loss, or for a nev situation v·here dr-actic adjustments are most needed. ~1;.IIlARY Jou ar a pay per.on, you can adju t to the 1ble re entment from others, from rela- ' ard jut other. ir ge~eral. Frc- reading I you might tnirk the anw~Crw verc m ant to a ic. Jo at all. It take a ot o long d rK. {01 hav to le>arn to lik your elf or you 1 ... 1 rev r be able to really ... • I KES. 1! ir l 19 Nov. 1, ?'I Vo/ .1-, Ait>.1- LET THEIH VOICES RING On 'l'ue:oday and Wedr,esday, ilovember 27 and 8, the 1\ustir' membership of the Hew 1\merica1. i;ovemcnt is premiering eight movies, new films on worki!£ women and men . With the exception of ore film, seven present various aupects of ,·hat it '""lcars to live, to v:ork i11 a c,OCiety frau;h ... • iwh contradi~tory aim~. Co2 miners once took caged canaries into the mine~. By collapsing and dying, the tiny Lrd~ ~an ed or the presence of deadly gases. oday, v·orker. th1mselves have become the --1, ari"., :'or other v:orkers ar,d ·or .oci.Ety a_ a v:hole. i;or:, of -che Canary, ir tne; fir~t . alf, uncover a Califorria chErr·cal p::.ar.t 1:11erc .t~ v.c,ri:er., have become . ter.:.11:., their wertic f. have, .hrivelled , as a re,ult of •ardlir a po1crful pEsticidi:. wh 4ch tha indus­_ ry krew. 16 yLars earlier, would cau~e those ~ompl icat 101.~ . In ti1e 0econd half, th<:c film ex- 1.m • r,E' thc oldc t ar,d mo:,t hazardou.- ii du•·try, +-ext:lt .. Over JC ,000 cottor r:iill wori,eri:, ::,Uf- E r fru·1 'brov:r : .. ir,[" diseasc--and ye ... , the me.,v: h 1, , ,..he, :ndu .• ry and its r:10d:cal per-t 1 nc l t1'' m·irt::iir. that •.orkir, cord"tions ,rE t .·t.. por ib' Ir tcre .. t' take. a hard oc,k a~ n i"'pa t i • 1 t co- lorn, ratE havE 011 i:.cono-m c • c ,. • al d vc, lopmcr t .• ne f1 lrn ta,(1 ~ tt.c, v:e ro- Jr•, • to ~hile to SinLapore to hr Jc- r ·can Pcpublic--ru d to a sma l fa~tory J v E :,1 d .JY .cb~, the: .i:'.lm . h-11: , ,;c..,o ·c,tp'r" ,. 11 c0YJ.rol 80 0" the prod1c- • ,, apa i tr_y ) · the v.ef terr, 1:orld. ' '3'7 lr Fli1 t, '.,ichi,L;al., .,tr'k':-ig v.orJUr:_ d0:J · J brrak · , th, back o<- C..t. .t,·ra ,.o or Q i wdo,, 0ccurrinl i1 the dcaa e,f , ,.-~1 r. 1rt 1i tory book., rarely record t,1at t ·.:a. the ,·.mer. 1, ivc~, mot,1cr~, !'i:..tert a ,d :· LLl1 •rt, r..;" th ~t.r-:.:<crs, v:ho v·cre tn( back­') ( cf tne tr ~: . '.:.ne mov:e, "'.'/ .i. th i:lab cc. '.l ct Jar.Er 11 , con ... a 1 0 cxc · tirig foota 'E: of t.hE +-r 1,, rJ tLc omei ':s Em0r,u.cy l:lri 0 adt., ;:;._ ' .. <i.L ,,. cJ ..... c-c 1i .._·u amort.. ~hc.c ~arnc v.0ml.r. 40 .. r ... er t~e vr~t . , vl t Li,,.E a .ool," dLrectEd by 01...a: .:....r, t , Exp le rE tr.- L.ft., tnc recollc ctiors , d m1 .c of a v,)"laJ, 1·:hc,,,t. activit•~:s lea,. tI" 'l. re .. •htC-tt..,rtry. lr the 30'v ,·lo.lv"na 1ruld , ,rkEJ ir d ior, v,it.h h,r u• ior-Expou­• 11 .lri d. 101• .hf publi,hc~ a ro vr'ou, i• , r Bi· i ir, ar economic -Y· tern dc­h r v.,r-t'1. <unlo" .s , .• hort filM or, t,t> life tly rt.d v~cvcred 1exican art·.t, vho .n .hP shadow of being Diegc 1ivera's . "n •· l'.11 h~r,hlifhts her v.ork a ar t, l d L prodt..ced by ,-larcela Violante, 'ex'Co's f~rs': v..:,nw.r film d'rr"+-"" 1hf film haurt~ one 1n Its evocation of a woma~ denied ~eco ~itior simply because of her sex. ''La l'hicana" iu a history of the Chicana "rom 1&00 to the present. It is produced and diri:.cted by Sylvia Norales of Los Angeles. ni~ is the first truly comprehensive Chicana hirtory available, The artistic impetus under­lyirg the making of this movie can be seen in the movie ' s rigorous attention toward de­tail even as neeaed social connections bind .. w into one thematic metaphor. Both "La h~cara" and "l·rida Kahlo" received much ac­c: a1m at thE Clne Festival held in August of l 179 in San APtonio . Both present a subtly­evoked, yet powerful indictment of two soci-eties ½hich have consistently denied the aspirations of ½omen, of Chicanas, of the workers as artirru s of their fate . These films prEsent the dark ur,derside of life, the contradiction betvcer dream and real i Ly, ..,ocial-ecor.omic far tasies ar.d the real processes v·h:ch explci: iife, bend hurnai. be inf:: to .. ne \·;ill o: profit. ht thr amL time that lhese mc~:L., prescrt ar inci ivt. ar.d tro1..bl:nb cric ;ue, .ode, they n~so prcvide ar vptimisti appra:sa~ of our abilities as ,L.~ans to: rge to­gether ar,d re'llake o , e nv i ronm, t l r. to a deeply numan image . Or. Tuysday at the: Catholic Studel't Center, ~he Echedulc :s as follovs: pM ... Tovc it LiKe a Fool (~b min . , contro~li1ib .::rtE.rest (4:i min.) 3:3G ... urr.at Grard)"lother (>9 m~n.) babes ard Jar.rt.r~ (4~ mir.) ~hf donatior. pr1cC" is .::-l. 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