xt708k74x60x https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt708k74x60x/data/mets.xml Lexington, KY Pride Community Services Organization 198305 This collection contains newsletters produced by the Lexington, Kentucky based Pride Community Services Organization. Included are publications from the organization through multiple name changes, such as LinQ magazine (July 2013-2016); the GLSO (Gay and Lesbian Services Organization) News (August 1986-June 2013); the GSO (Gay Services Organization) newsletter (1979-July 1986). Accession number 2016ms055. newsletters  English Pride Community Services Organization Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Pride Community Services Organization publications LGBTQ community--Kentucky LGBTQ culture LGBTQ newspapers Gay men Lesbians Bisexual people Transgender people Sexual minorities Gender identity Drag culture GSO Newsletter, May 1983 text GSO Newsletter, May 1983 1983 2019 true xt708k74x60x section xt708k74x60x .f’,,a/‘ 151L~£i (15iié- i)('i$5 a #51 {ndilgfi

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Murder. The ultimate display of discrimination. Taking another's life, victimizing their
lifestyle and forever depriving them of their civil and legal rights.
Since December of 1979, there have been three gay related stabbing deaths in this area. All
three bodies were found in the same area, all had been stabbed repeatedly, all had been seen
"cruising the block" and this has led police to believe that the murders are connected. That's
right. A "gay killer" somewhat reminiscent of the psychopath in the horrible movie ”Cruising"
is preying on our community. Only this is NOT a movie. These persons are real. They have
families and friends. They are real flesh and blood human beings who have been brutally killed
by some demented individual. We cannot allow it to go on any longer!
The most recent murder victim, as of this writing, was seen in a "cruisy" parking lot. He
picked up someone that night (evidence suggests the guy was a hustler), and was later found
dead, stabbed over 20 times. The murderer took his body to a secluded place near the Fayette/
Madison Co. line and dumped it. He drove the victims car back toward Lexington but wrecked
the car on AthenSAWalnut Hill Road before reaching the city. His victim was married with a
family who had no idea that he was a "closet case". That is why he was the "perfect victim".
He dealt in anonymity in his gay life and died in the same sad way.
What is possibly sadder is the people, both gay and non-gay, who will just shake their heads,
sigh, and continue their lives. Too soon they will forget about this tragic death, too soon
it will become just another unsolved murder case. When that happens, be assured that the killer
will pick up another person and the same vicious ordeal will begin again.
How many deaths will it take before the gay community decides that enough is enough? Four?
Forty? Perhaps you are thinking, "Well, I don't pick up hustlers, so why worry?" The "It
can't happen to me" apathy seems to be running rampant here. I'm certain that the most recent
victim never thought it would happen to him either. He is dead.
I have talked with Detective Al Bourne who is in charge of the murder investigation. I'm sat-
isfied that the police are genuinely striving to capture this killer. Detective Bourne is a
fair and refreshingly open-minded man sensitive to the gay community. We must invest some

. measure of trust in him. I understand the hesitation to get involved, but silence is encouragin,
our own victimization. So, I am offering myself as a go between. If you have any information
about the stabbings or about any attacks made on you or your friends or any hustler that may
carry a knife, etc., I implore you to call me at 266-3934. (If I'm not at home, leave your
name and phone number.) I will do everything I can to provide information to the police with-
out involving you. However, if it is "eyewitness" information, I cannot guarantee that the
police will not need you to testify. Think about the consequences if you have information and
do nothing about it. The next death may be prevented simply by volunteering what you know.
Finally, please understand that I am attempting to help the gay community first and foremost.
We must do what we can to insure that no one else becomes the prey of this maniac.
We're counting on you,
Keith Elston, President

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‘ , superlatives. Why? Because GSO's Montie will be crowned Lexington's new "host—
;j/: ‘ ess with the mostest" this Derby Weekend!
‘5’ _ If you haven't heard, Montie is hosting GSC's first annual "Pe'gay'sus Plantation
(t, Party" at his home at 1001 Rain Court. This event—a post—Derby Brunch— is the
) newest addition to our calendar of fundraising spectaculars.
I All the fun will begin at 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning, May 8, and will last until
2:00 p.m. that afternoon. A buffet brunch will be served from beginning to end and—of course!—
' bloody Marys, mimosas, and mint juleps will be ready at the bar.
Admission is only a 810 contribution to 080, payable at the door. For couples, only a $15
contribution is required. 80 why not bring a guest and split the cost? A fine bottle of
old Kentucky bourbon will be awarded as a door prize! 1
If you wish to attend, please make a reservation for yourself and your guests no later than
Sunday, May1. Please remember the importance of accurate, prompt acceptances when so much
food is being prepared in advance. To guarantee your reservations, please call Raines at .
273-5162. This party will be the most sensational of the season. It is a must—attend for
your busy Derby calendar. We'll see you all there! '
P.S.-—Sunbonnets, parasols, and hoopskirts are welcome, but not absolutely necessary. Arrivals ‘
by sidesaddle, however, are hereby discouraged. The Yankees done burned the stables!!
The Red Cardinal Inn will be hosting an "Af-
ter the Lily Party”, Friday, May 6. The man—
... agement has offered to donate £5.50 to C80 for_
every coupon redeemed (see below).
The low price of 35.00 per person includes wine, cheese, hors d'oeurves, and live music. Please
make reservations for this party. Many thanks to Red Cardinal for their support.
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Of course, we need some e pers Park on Richmond Road.
too. We need people Willing to
staff the yard sale for a 2-3 This popular summer activity will continue through-
hour shift. out the summer season at Shelter #5 in the back of
. the park.
If you've been wondering how to
give Amber Moon a hand without The shelter is reserved in advance and players and
a long-term commitment, here's other interested persons are encouraged to bring
your big chance. Call us at the refreshments and their friends to enjoy the great
above numbers, outdoors and the sportsmanship.
Mark Saturday and Sunday, May 21 The first volleyball game is scheduled for Friday,
and 22, on your calendar and tell May l3 at 6:30 p.m. The shelter is reserved until
your friends. See you there! the park closes.
For other information please call Please plan to attend. It's great fun and a nice
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 Lue to the unseasonably cold weather in April, last months ”Last Chance Campout" has been
rescheduled for Saturday, May 14.
Eddie, host of the annual campout has moved to Lexington, and this will be the "last chance”
to use the farm in Scott County.
The invitation to Lambda Louisville is still being offered and the response is still very
positive. It will be necessary to bring all of your own camping provisions (i.e. food,
drink, ?!?) for the overnight affair.
Please plan to attend. It promises to be a night you won't forget! For more information
please call Eddie at 259—0878.
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l 1 (Hi The Imperial Court of the Bluegrass Empire held it's Coronation II, Sunday,
3 f: it? April 10, at the Sheraton Inn, Lexington. The purpose of the event was to
;‘»a ”4 elect a new empress, emperor, and privy council (board of directors) for. .
i ' § ;,F the new year.
“ ' £ 4 i 1 Elected as Emperor was Chuck Bruner and as Empress, Jacquelene Parrish.
l - , Privy Council members include Erica Vaughn-secretary, Shana Lee—treasurer,
_ g l I -5ll David Cunningham-minister of protocol, and also Fredia Morgan, Bill Osten,
; :l i Ii Andromeda Strange and Mark Fogle.
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{JAJIF The Courts goals in the next year include working more closely with G80 and
yr’ other Lexington gay organizations to promote more togetherness within the
gay community.
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in Louisville on May 1. Trixies will open at 1:00 p.m. with a 32 cover and
(:LCXSET- members of the Court will provide entertainment at 5 and 7 p.m. At 9 p.m.
VVCNj T there will be an additional $3.50 charge for those who wish to remain for
IlELfD! the regular Sunday shows. The Court cordially invites everyone in Lexington
to come out and hel kickoff Derb Week.
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dlqni v Dignity/Lexington met again on April 9 at the home of one of its members.
‘ ' A Catholic mass was celebrated by a priest _in the area which was followed
‘ by a social hour with cocktails, conversation and wonderful munchies!
The group discussed upcoming events which included Fr. John McNeills address in Cincinnati
which was attended by five Lexington members, and the possibility of sending delegates to
a Toledo, Ohio board meeting in late April. With the attendance at this board meeting,
official recognition will be given to the Lexington chapter of the organization by Dignity,
The group will hold its regular business meetings every second Wednesday of each month and
will celebrate the liturgy on the last Saturday of each month. The location and times of
this affairs will be available through the GAYLINE at 231-0335.
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On April 16, Father John McNeill addressed Dignity/ e e CO 8
Cincinnati. Fr. McNeill is a jesuit priest whose ts
book, The Church and the Homosexual stirred up a your commen
bit of controversy between the Vatican and McNeill. Our constant aim is to foster a fine re—
Eventually, the church did allow publication with lationship between the gay community and
official approval which was later withdrawn after GSO. Do we succeed? Kindly take a mo-
McNeill VlSltet'i' and Dignity/CinCinnati. Home or- ment to give us your ideas, in the space
dered that.... He shall no longer speak-on homo— below, how we may better serve you.
sexuality and sexual ethics." McNeill interpreted Your interest is appreciated!
this as allowing him to speak on one or the other
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same time.
Fr. McNeill's talk dealt with the spirit of Dignity.
He said, "Dignity is not something we can give our- ”W“
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also stated that his faith and hope were restored
through Dignity. Knowing that there are thousands W
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be worth the risk to believe that God does not fit
the role of a dictator. He went on to quote a pas- W
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of slavery bringing fear into your life once again.
Rather you recieved a spirit of adoption by which W
you can cry out 'Abba--Father"'. W
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us and lead us from self-hatred to self—love; from '
contempt for our gay sisters and brothers to respect; W
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that God can change the world. For that I am grateful." : ‘ * '
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changes that have taken place in the church since , .
Dignity was founded 13 years ago. More changes will Gay ;
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A growing number of scholars and theologians in the Catholic, Protestant and Jewish tradi-
tions are beginning to reevaluate religion's institutionalized prejudice against homosexu-
als. Recognizing that value judgements and moral choices are an inevitable and necessary
part of life, many religious leaders feel that it is imperative to make these ethical deci—
sions in the most informed and enlightened manner possible.

Many of the Biblical prohibitions concerning sexual behavior originated in an era when the
ancients did not have the psychological, sociological and sexological insights available
to us today. In the cultural context in which they lived, the writers were eager to guard
their religion against the encroachments of "paganism". The Biblical writers had little
understanding of the concept of sexual orientation or of the natural heterosexual/bisexual/
homosexual continuum of human sexual expression.

It never occured to them that persons engaging in same-gender sex acts could have been ex—
pressing their own natural sexuality rather than perverting the "natural order".

I The orientation of one's sexuality is morally neutral. Subsequent choices about sexual
expression and behavior may be right or wrong, good or bad, life-affirming or dehumanizing.
In our democratic nad pluralistic society, it seems inappropriate, indeed, unjust, that
the value judgements of one group. of people should be institutionalized and imposed upon
persons who hold a different perspective or understanding.

Religion has much to offer gay people in search of a fuller sense of self-worth and mean-
ing in their lives; gay people have many insights to bring to the community of faith con-
cerning personal freedom and willingness to struggle with the difficult questions of our
The recognition of these mutual needs is growing, to the benefit of both the religious and
gay communities.
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'KAfigfigémiggfingfiggo" Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia, Hepatitis B, Herpes Simplex,
BRUTAL“ VD--these are possibly the most serious problems facing the gay
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Yourcoll will help NGTFtodocu- meeting on Sunday, May 15'
ment, publlcize and combat
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The ramifications are staggering.
_N_C;T§§fl|§|_s_y_p§ Please plan to attend this timely and possibly life-saving talk.
Ir? S”$°EI§§§$1‘Z§§J¥§S?6 The discussion will be led by Charlie Kast on Sunday, May 15st
T 223 N. Broadway, Apt. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information
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and features in the NEWSLETTER, a special
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