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Bar Talk San Antonio, No. 1, July 1988 - File 006. 1988-07. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/822/show/810.

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Title Bar Talk San Antonio, No. 1, July 1988
Contributor
  • Evans, Gene
Publisher South Texas Community News
Date July 1988
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • San Antonio, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 54477868
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 Par Talk S.A. &T.&1: Pap? IT To whom it may concern: I am Carin Victoria Gleason. I am a woman. Although I have always been female, I was born a man. This has caused me many personal problems through the years; trying to live up top other's expectations of my life and my own efforts of trying to live my image of a male life have caused me many hardships. Mostly though I have been unhappy. And now as I have reached the point in my life where I need to be happy with myself, j happiness that I have found in my womanhood, why - I must I suffer so much unhappiness from the people around me. If I choose to dress the way I I feel inside, If I choose to live the way I feel inside, If I finally have the courage to live as what I really am, why can I not recieve support and congratulations from my friends and family, or at least why can't they Just leave me alone. Instead, I must suffer through threats, < scorn, and harrassment because I am differnt from society's expectations. Saddest of all, is that I am not really differenmt from society's norms. What I am inside is the same, whether male or female, in fact, that that is good about me, is neither gender. Love, concern, friendship, honesty, . generosity, integrity, faith, intelligence, wisdom, ambition, helpfullness, cooperation, desire to do the best that I can do, all that I value in myself, are the same values that society values in itself. Even anger, when controlled, can be of value. All of these virtues are of the same value, in the male as in the female. Maybe society's norms dictate that one gender should have more of one value than another, but what people would persecute a man because he loves his children, more than the woman who bore them ? What people would scorn as woman who is* more wiser or honest than a man? All that I seek to do now, is to bring what is inside of me out. By doing so, am I not becoming more honest? Am I not becoming more ""self-confident? Are these not virtues? Am I not improving? By bringing what is inside of me out, I change only two things: Appearance and relationships. People change their appearance and relationships everyday. People change clothes to feel better about themselves. People change friends to feel better about themselves. People make whatever changes they need to in order to pursue, happiness as they see it. (didn't America begin as a persuit of happiness?) If my persuit of happiness leads me to female appearance and to feminine relationships, isn't that still my persuit of happi ness? To you that have found hang-ups and troubles because of my life, I am sorry. I'm sorry if I failed to respond to your problems, or if I failed to see your problems at all. I'm busy exploring my own new life. I am like an adolescent discovering him or herself. I am Just a kid, (not an easy thing to say at my age). I never meant to make anyone unhappy, I only meant to make me happy. If you hate me because I differ from your beliefs, I suggest that you read "Mein Komp" and study the workings of Adolph Hitler's master plan, so that you may use your hatred to it's fullest extent against me. If you feel that this suggestion is inappropriate, then it is most likely that your hatred is righteous and proper, based on the teachings of the bible. To you, I suggest that you keep your head buried in the Old Testament and above all do not read Matthew 22:39 because you won't want to know that Jesus superseded your hatred long ago. If you have written me off as crazy and sick, then please remind me of my affliction every time you see me, because I want to be constantly reminded that the life I was living was as small, closed, and ignorant as your's is now. If you have read my letter and are unable to accept or understand me, then please do one- more thing for me: In your next .prayer when you are asking God to give you faith so that you may make it safely into heaven, ask him to remove from me the corruptions that you feel I have. However, if you have read my letter and think that you might like me or at least want me to live in peace and happiness, then please do one more thing for me: In your next prayer, ask our Father ""$0 introduce us, once we arrive in heaven. With all my heart, Carin Victoria Gleason EDITOR'S NOTE: More power to ya! If all else fail's, Just remember Grade's standard, that's the piece of mistletoe hanging from the belt, in the back! BENEFIT JULY 18 CHANGEZ 342-033b AM \Corv\t\ t BH*tt IFF Z I I B TVfXBsO OtMalbC-Z- ■RnpsobY SASSY Miss Gay San Antonio, Usa 1988" M*fJ 134 W. Turbo FOR INFO CALL 342-0336 MUST BE 17 TO ENTER 21 TO CONSUME ALCOHOL
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