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A PlinLICATIoN OF THE LEXINGTON GAY AND LESBIAN SERVICES ORGANIZATION
DEFENSE or MARRIAGE ACT WHAT IS AN ABOMINATION GLSO Onllne:
SPONSORS: WE HAVE MET by Margaret Christopher Cartwright Peter: p]tayl00@ukcc.uky.edu
THE ENEMY AND HE IS One of the most popular biblical Elizabeth: bee@mis.net
reprinted from the Washington Feminist Faxnet. quotations used to denounce the gay and Tammy: sappho@mis.net
Republican presidential nominee Bob lesbian lifestyle is Leviticul 18:22 and 20215 g
Dole dumped wife #1 who nursed him through They state “YOU shall not lie With a male 215 laws given to Israel ”i the Old Testament.
near-fatal WWHwounds. Rep. Enid Greene (R— with a woman; it is an abomination." This Galatians 3:22—25 says Elm that. Jesus never
HT) is divorcingloe Waldholtz, who is accused QUOEG 1195 SOEEEY in the HOEEHGSS Code Of said anything condemning homosexual rela-
falsifying campaign finance reports and other Leviticus, a ritual manual for Israel’s priests. tIonshIps, bUt 531d a'great deal about love.
shenanigans. House Speaker Newt Gingrich The 11162111ng can OHEY be interpreted With justice, mercy and falthf Come see US! We
(R‘GA) asked for a divorce While wife #1 was consideration of the historical and cultural talk about tlnngs hke [hls at church. V
hospitalized after cancer surgery (has also context of the ancient Hebrew people. Israel,
admitted to having adulterous affairs in the chosen 3-8 the people OfGOd were 10 flVOid the ., ’ " ‘~ ‘ ‘ ' . ’; ‘
backs 0f automobiles), Rep Bob Barr (R—GA) practices of other peoples and gods, , CALENDAR, CHANGES
has been married three times, was caught Hebrew F€ligi0n remained in Beginning thlsmonthr
licking Whipped cream from the chests of two competition with the surrounding Canaanites Peter Taylor, y» ouresteemed
buxom women who worshiped the multiple gods of their editbr, f’lstaklpgovertho
Rep Wes Cooley (R—OR) allegedly fertility cults. The Canaanites idol worship responsrbthttesofmamtanung
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four divorce actions from his wife, claiming threatened lsrael’s loyalty to God. The Hebrew i 1:1,, .3’ , ya;
spousal abuser word for a male prostitute is “gadesh” which accurate“ If anything needs a
Herewith a couple of reflections on these iS miStfémsluted Change" _0I.¢,1f.iyou 'Weutd‘dik¢5~ to
data: it’s so sad that all of these stalwart as “sodomite” in some versions of the Bible. sub'mlt anewhstmg, contest
defenders of a moral society have had such An abomination is what God found to be Peter at 273-‘58450f‘eémaii'iftifil
rotten matrimonial luck. And to think it’s all unclean, disloyal or unjust. Several Hebrew at p3tay100@ukccukyedu
the fault of queers in loving, committed rela— words were so translated, and the one found ' " I ' ’ ' ' V “‘5',” f
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With the current shortage of family values in With idolatry as it is in Ezekiel, where it occurs
this country and these gay and lesbian couples many times. Given the strong association of
. consuming the entire available supply, what‘sa “IOVRh” With idolatry and the Canaanite i " ’ " ‘ ’ ’ E
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Peter Taylor can be devised. For example, there might be Before there was StOneWflllt there was
“morality stamps” which could be issued only Harry Hay.
Layout Editor: to heterosexual couples who pledged to In 1950, when just being suspected of
Tammy D. Strong regularly procreate. being homosexual could cost you your 10b, your
Graphics: But wait a minute! What if moral home, your insurance, Henry Harry Hay
behavior is not a limited commodity as these gathered four of his friends In great secrecy to
Elizabeth A' Gilliam politicians believe, but a “choice”? If so, then form the Mattachine SOCietYi “to discover who
there really need be no rationing of virtue; it’s homosexuals were, where they had come from,
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becorizbgllffigegeOlgeéiosngeénflfig”12:16:11: sincerely worked at it, with enough practice at performed in Medieval and Renaissance France
full name and address of the author. The staff choosing might they not develop sufficient by fraternities of masked clerics for peasant
reserves the right to edit submissions and ads to morality themselves to elect “Qt to be bigots? communities. Hay, a long—time radical labor ‘
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 POP, CANDY, AND SCUM .. abuse of her when she was a child. By high which prompted her to physically attack
IT’S THE WONDERFUL school age,shc was an admitted lesbian. At him.
the University of Maryland she was a student She also realized that in her
WORLD OF WARHOL in psychology. Her main focus asagradiiate excitement over the publishing dealt, she
mmribum d by John Shelton student was proving that women are had signed away all the European rights to
Bang! Bang! Bang! Daylight. A naturally superior to men. She claimed her work. Convinced by her own paranoia
leather-clad Mickey lies writhing on the “men are a biological accident. The Y that Warhol had set her up in both the TV
floor in pain from gunshot wounds. The chromosome is Simply an incomplete X.." fiasco and the publishing deal, she went to
camera pans up to show Goofy, in drag, She went on to say that'while the female of his office. and shot him. .
holding a smoking gun. A voice from off— the speCies (a term which she despised) is While Solanis paranOia . and
frame is heard pleading, “Goofy, there’s the unable to reproduce itself, sc1ence must narcissism are pushed to the surface in the
elevator. Take it. Just take it!” Moments work to find away to make this possible. movie, her lesbianism is seemingly played
later, the goofy gunslinger is out on the The result of this research produced the down. She does come on to a female coed
streetconfessing to reporters. No, this isn't a SCUM Manifesto. SCUM stands for the early on in the film, is referred to as a
review of the latest Disney cart oon, it‘s the Society for Cutting Up Men. Valerie began lesbian. and even refers to herself as “a
opening scene of the a new bio—pic called I peddling her Manifesto on the streets of New butch dy‘ke”, but that's about it. Her
SHOT ANDY WARHOI.—which is only slightly York City in 1966, supporting herself With behaVior indicates the contrary. She spends
less animated. ' prostitution and panhandling. She most of her time turning tricks for men she
In real life, the shootist in this stumbled across Andy Warhol's studio. the despises. She has no female friends. Most of
stranger-than-pulp—fiction scenario is the Factory almost by accident. Then,she began her friends are drag queens, transvestites
notorious lesbian /feminist Valerie Solanis. to harass the artist about producing a play and transgendered males. In fact of one can
Her victim: Famed pop artist Andy Warhol. shed written called UP YOUR ASS. take her SCUM philosophy to an extreme,
The setting is New York City, I968. Dick Warhol liked some of the play's dialog these are men tryingto make Lip for nature’s
Nixon is about to become president whilst and considered using some of it in one of his mistake: the fact that they are incomplete
psychadelics are the candy of choice to a movies, but he was discouraged by his females.
' generation of so called “kids" protesting the entourage. He did give her ascreen test and What makes I SAW a must—see is its
Vietnam War. then a part in one of his movies I , A MAN performances. Lili Taylor’s portrayal of
In the midst of this wonderful time, (the title of which could have incited her to Valeria Solanis is always over the top and it
one of the nation's foremost pop icons, Andy violence). Incredibly, she was offered a tends to be a bit overbearing. There are
Warhol, is nearly assassinated by one of the publishing deal for her manifesto. Valerie times when you’d swear it’s really Gilbert
comm/is most radical feminists, Valerie Solanis had achieved her IS—minutes of Gottfried in drag! Jarred Harris on the other
Solanis. fame, but she wasn‘t satisfied. Next she hand, is Andy Warhol.
Given the era, one may be prompted to appeared on a talk show on which the host Nearly every book, movie or
ask Sol anis: Why Andy and not Dick? Then verbally attacked her for her lesbianism, continued on page 9
the movie might have been called SEE DICK '
RUN (not to be confused with the popular
children’s book of the same name). While
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 from page «1 cannot be ignored. Mary Harron, director and arranged by chorus member Brian
documentary on the artist shows that he and co—writer of the film has faithfully Throckmorton,“Whatlf."
really was the subdued, soft—spoken, shy, recaptured that era. Her‘s is a film that Concerts were held in the Tampa Bay
kind— in a word cool persona that Harris transcends time. It’s issues ring as true Performing Arts Center to packed houses all
recreates. What Valerie doesn’tunderstand is today as they did then. Pop-quiztornorrow week long. Over 5000 chorus members,
that the same genuine interest that Andy Class dismissed! V including several area choruses from Lousiville,
shows in her is the same that he showed to Cincinnati and Indianapolis performed music
everyone. LEXINGTON MEN'S CHORUS ranging from opera, to gospel to contemporary.
it is easy for people to take advantage PERFORMS AT WORLD ARTS Several Lexintonian‘s were surprised to
of his generosity or mistake his withdrawn FESTIVAL find pictures of themselves on the front page of
manner as snobbery. This is what makes The Lexington Men‘s Chorus recently the TampaTimes on Monday morning havinga
him vulnerable, especially to a high—strung retumed from Tampa, Florida where they partic— “gay old time" during the pride march. V
personality like Solanis. During Valerie’s ipated in the World’s Largest lesbian and Gay
campaign 0f harassing Warhol, she is [Old Performing Arts Festival. The festival was
second hand, that she is no longer welcome produced by Gay and 1 £51m“ Association of
at the Factory; she has been “excommuni— Choruses (GALA Choruses). Singers from North (MGR 0f the month
cated" she is told. This PF0V€S [0 he hearsay. America, Europe and Australia representing 110
when Andy SEES her later, just minutes l')€f01‘€ choruses appeared during the week long EVEHI, .
the near—fatal shooting, he is a cordial and which lasted from July 7.14. Movre mogul Samuel
trusting Of her 35 W91: The week started off with a Pride march Goldwyn, debating Whether to
He never felt threatened bl" the crazy, through downtown 'l‘ampa, followed by the buy The Children’s Hour by
drugged-out people With whom he opening ceremonies. Harvey Fierstein was the Lima” Hellman.
SUFFOUthd hhhSElf- He filmed them 35 they master of ceremonies and the keynote speaker
were and made them “stars" This wasn’t was Maya Angelou, the poet and author. The Samuel Goldwyn: Maybe we
. . . . , . . . ' . should buy it?
EXPlOImUOH, 1i W215 AHdYS accurate flhlhii’ i0 mayor of Tampa welcomed everyone despite
capture people 115 they are, 35 straightfor— the actions of several anti—gay organizations Merritt Hulburd: Forget it. Mr.
wardly as he might capture a bottle of that tried to sabotage the event. Goldwyn. ”,5 about lesbians.
ketchup or a can of soup on a silkscreen. He The Iexington Chorus was represented by
had an uncanny ability to make the ordinary thirty voices and twenty support staff. Two Samuel Goldwyn: Don’t worry
seem extraordinary and vice versa. concerts were performed on Monday afternoon to about that. We’ll make them
The most memorable character to avery appreciative audience, High points of the Americans
come out of the Factory ensemble is Candy performance included “My old Kentucky
Darling. Candy was a beautiful ho)’ “ho Home”, ”Down in the Valley”(written in Harlan
worked hard at being a Chelsea Girl. She is County) andanoriginal work written, composed
played by Stephen Dorff. Candy is a
character who will haunt you after seeing A l) . d . , l d . i . K + if Cl l
the film. By the end ofthe film we learn that 're YOU (2mg rscrimlna G 090”" In en ”C y UQ O YOUr
Candy died in 19.75' from cancer, caused by $€XUOl orieniolion?
illegal hormone inlectrons used to try and
change his sex.
According to various sources, Warhol Reporl H Now
was never the same after the shooting. He
. understandably became less trusting Of Call lhe GLSD Discrimination Projecl, and help lo pul our discriminalion on the books.
others.
Thus ended an era of a generation 276_5383
whose influence on popular culture simply
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Hi! I am writing you today for your talking about me, they're leaving someone else And another thing, just because I may
opinion in relation to an article I read in the alone. joke about how swishy you are doesn’t mean I
Pride issue of the G.I..S.0. Newsletter, (by the I’ve done my damnedest for the whole won‘t defend your right to be who you are to
way, not particularly the most appropriate time community to keep them talking about moi the rest of the world. It is truly like a family -
to run such an article, in my humble opinion, and y’all owe me a great debt of gratitude Ican talk about you all I want but God help
but nevertheless...). because over the years a lot of tongues have anyone outside the family who says anything
Anyway, this individual seemed very wagged in this direction. about MY sister.
upset with the Lesbigay community and as 21 But more to the point, we were wrongly Lastly, I would address Mr. Maines and
matter of fact describes it as being a “failure.” scastigated in that article. The writer stated, all of you that said Amen when they read‘what
Although I have seen and heard the same “Tell me, please, how can one expect to be he had to say. Ihave heard your argument for
petty talk when I've been ”out on the town," I welcomed as an integral part of the ‘normal' eons and it doesn’t hold water. I challenge any
don’t know that I can agree with labeling the society if we can’t even accept our fellow of you to tell me you haven’t heard the same
community asbeingafailure because of it. lesbigay peers.” anywhere else. There are a lot of positive
What do you think? Have we failed or is First, I must question his definition of things happening in the community right
there still hope? “normal” society. Normal is a relative term, or now. So get over your holier—than-thou selves
S r g 11 e d , better yet there is NO SUCH THING as nomial. and become a part of them. We need everyone
(Cay A. Rope Has he never been to a straight bar or to pulling in the same direction. Imay snicker
church or to any other place where straights when you wear brown shoes with your tux as
‘Deav K0196, (may Gos bless their little hearts) gather? you accept the Wasson Award, but I‘ll be
, ‘ If he had, he should realize they are just standing and applauding with a tear in my eye
You W your sweet. bippy theres hope. as vicious in their comments about how fat just the same.
; Yours [My has engaged in the petty talk that that dress makes Mary look, or do you see that
‘ Mr. Maines describes but more often than not hussy Fred is with. L a W, at? d k i g a e s ,
been the object ofsuch derision. . _ In this respect, we are “normal”; we Gee-6m Was
However, I consrder It a pUth servrce learned this behavior from our straight (may
D i girlf-
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