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LEXINGTON GAY SERVICES ORGANIZATION, INC. FEBRUARY 1979
SPEAKER'S BUREAU AND INSERVICE WORKSHOP CALL FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT
PROGRAMS ARE BUSY
GSO is operating it's programs on finan
This month we have several classroom cial contributions, a few moneymaking
speaking engagements coming up. We also benefits, and inkind donations. We are in
will be conducting two important inservice need 0f funds to help support a number Of
training sessions for area professionals. . projects. Our most expensive endeavor is
On February 19, we will be at the Compre the Gaygette. Because printing costs are
hensive Care Center in Winchester dealing 50 high, we have decided to purchase our
with The Needs and Problems of Gay Peo own mimeograph machine. We also need to
ple.l On February 25, we will be with the purchase pamphlets, bibliographies, etc.
Division of Children's Services under the ' for our speakers bureau and inservice
Urban County Government to deal with the training programs. And, Of course, simple
issue of gay youngster. Supplies (envelops, stamps, paper, ink,
We hope to continue such services as EtC-) are always needed.
frequently as possible. If you are inter~ If YOU can make a contribution, Please
ested in taking part in such work, please mail it to G50, P-O- BOX 11471: Lexington,
let us hear from you. KY 40511. Your support is appreciated.
GAY PERSON IN THE FAMILY WINTER FORUM
Doug Burnham, GSO President, will be The Gay Services Organization is spon
conducting a workshop March 27 and 28 at soring a series of workshops and forums.
the annual conference of the Kentucky Co The workshops are focused primarily toward
alition of Student Social Workers. The to- gay men and lesbians, but other interested
pic of his workshop will be The Gay Person person are welcome to attend.
in the Family. He is looking for gay men, The following schedule is set and all
lesbians, and parents of gays who he could workshops will be held at the Unitarian
interview for his material. If you are in Church, 3564 Clays Mill Road.
terested, please call Doug at 2558173, or,
in Richmond, at 6225269. February 23 2pm to 4pm
Legal concerns for gay couples and individ
GSO TO RESUBMIT GRANT PROPOSAL uals.
For the past two years, GSO has submit March 8 2pm to 4pm
ted a grant proposal to the State Depart- Mental Health issues for gay men and les
ment of Human Resources to develop a drug bians.
and alcohol prevention program for gay men
and lesbians. Both times, the proposal has March 29 _ 2pm to 4 pm
been turned down. Health issues for gay men and lesbians.
Well, let's try it again. The proposal
will be resubmitted this year. If the pro We hope you will plan to attend. Future
P0831 is funded, GSO would be able to hire workshops on assertiveness training and
a full time director and one clerical per- selfdefense are being planned. If there
son plus rent a space to develop programs are issues you would like to see addressed
and deliver services. Much of the services in a workshop, please send us your sugges
would focus on education and counseling. tions and ideas.