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Gay Newsletter, June 1981

Part of Pride Community Services Organization publications

GAY NEWSLETTER Presenting matters of JUNE 1981 Published monthly by the interest to the gay community Lexington Gay Services of Lexington and Fayette V l 1 N 1 Organization, Inc. County, Kentucky; distributed 0 0' Post Office Box 11471 free of charge by the 650 Lexingtoni Kentucky 40511 Editorial lens HERALDLEADER EXPLOITS GAY NEWS RECREATION FOR GAYS SUCCESSFUL Why is it that I almost never see Recreation events sponsored by 650 an article about a caring, hard- have been very successful thanks to the working gay in the Herald-Leader? lf organizing efforts of a few intensely l relied solely on the basis of the news interested members. as presented by the Herald-Leader, l Held on the 2nd and lith Friday of would certainly believe the large ma each month at 7:00 p.m. at Jacobson jority of the gay community in Lexing- Park, Shelter 5, the eventsrhave=be ton to be homosexual prostitutes, killers, come self-sufficient. The charge for and the like. the event is $2.00 per person. Monies Somehow I imagine that the editors collected go toward the purchase of of the Herald-Leader have a list of recreation equipment for the event. "newsworthy homosexual subject matter." The activity which up until now This list would include the arrest, con has attracted the largest number of viction, torture, beating, killing, or players has been the volleyball game. complete nervous breakdown of a Therefore, the Board of Directors of 650 member of our community. has appropriated funds to purchase The Herald-Leader does not rec their own volleyball equipment. ognize the exsistence of successful gay Everyone is welcome to participate people in Lexington. Obviously all in 650 Recreation this month and "homosexual" persons in Lexington are always, of course. scared, closeted, unsuccessful dregs of society, doing what they how how to do W best--fai l . lleiis Indicative of the type of intellect ' entrusted with providing us with 'our CANDIDATES FOR DISTRICT JUDGE . , . . daily news isnthe per5ist'ent use of the TALK TO 650 outdated term homosexual' in reference to the sexual preference of gay persons At our monthly business meeting in by the HeraldLeader. I am never - . . May, 650 sponsored a forum for candi , quite sure to whom they are referring . . . . . . dates for the offices of District Judge smce all my friends and acquaintances . ,, ,, and Mayor of Lexmgton. . seem to be gay, and l have yet to . . . ,, ,, Three candidates for District Judge meet a true homosexual. Gay people . . . . attended the forum: Rick Rose, Bill consider their sexual preference a life . Shelton, and Rebecca Overstreet. The style which they cannot deny (at least purpose of the forum was not for the not to themselves). . . . group to form an endorsement of any Thought is a function of language; . . . one candidate, but to provide the gay we use language to form opinions and . . . . . community With an opportunity to talk ideas, derived by way of thought. If . . . . . With the candidates about issues that you take Just a moment to think about . concern them as a group and as voters. the ideas expressed by the Herald- . . . . . All three candidates in attendance Leader, you Will notice that their , . . . . were extremely cooperative in frankly language is helping to form your . - . answering questions from the member opinions about yourself and other ship _ members of your gay community. Continued Page 2' Colo-ii 2 *WWHWWWWWWWWHMmWW . . m- bx - {W