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The Gayzette, August 1979

Part of Pride Community Services Organization publications

GAYZETTE ? LEXINGTON GAY SERVICES ORGANIZATION, INC. AUGUST 1979 i A LITTLE INFORMATION ON "GAZETTE" GAY RIGHTS BILL AND THE LEXINGTON GAY SERVICES PENDING IN CONGRESS ORGANIZATION A bill which would prohibit The Lexington Gay Services Organ discrimination based on sexual ization is open to both gay and non- orientation has been entered gay men and women who wish to be of in Congress. The Isill - H.R. service to the gay community of Lex 2074 - was introduced in the ington. GSO attempts to provide a House Of Representatives by variety of services as well as 500- Rep. Theodore Weiss of New ial outlets for gay Lexingtonians York City. As of last count through such events as picnics and there were 45 co-sponsors (out dances. We need more people to car- Of a tOtal House membership of ry off our current activities and 435). While such numbers are planned ventures. a good start, it is still un- GSO meetings are held on the likely that such legislation first Monday of every month starting Will pass Congress in the near at 8:00 p.m. Because Labor Day is future. But if the bill gets the first Monday in September, the to the stage- where committee September meeting will be held on hearings are held, it could be the 10th. The meeting atmosphere an opportunity for 1) many Up is informal (we hope!) and new mem to now uninformed Congresspeo- bers are definitely encouraged. No ple to become more aware of dues are charged. The meetings are the issues involved, and 2) held at the Walton Avenue Center at gay Sp0keSpeople to have a l83 Walton Ave. natiOnal forum to argue in This newsletter represents an at- favor Of gay rights. tempt to reach persons who up to H.R. 2074 would amend the this time have not heard of or taken federal Civil Rights Act of part in GSO. We welcome your sug- 1964 to prohibit discrimina- gestions both on how GSO can bet tion on the basis of sexual ter serve the Lexington Gay Commun orientation in the following ity and how this newsletter can be areas: housing, employment, improved. We can be contacted by' public accomodations, and any writing P.O. Box 11471, Lexington, federallyassisted opportun- 40511. ity. Passage of H.R. 2074 would amount to a great sym- bolic as well as :practical CALENDAR OF EVENTS vichry for gay people. eXin ton 5 re resentative September 2 - Rap Group at Southland in Conggess, Largy Hopkins, Branch 9f' the LeXington has not shown himself to be in - PUbllc Library (521 SOUth favor of gay rights. At the land Drive). The group' same time, he is apparently Eggng it 1 p.m. and runs- unaware of the issues invol- September 9 - Picnic at Woodland :igs gth::mint:nw? Cgg, ark. Starts at noon. . - . . ' a grimisskfzhzggiig + September 10 7 Regular monthly GSO our cause, it is not impossi buSiness and planning meet; ble that he might - given some . ing at Walton Ave. Center, reflection on his part and 183 Walton Ave. at 8 P'W' some adequate prodding from September 16 _ Rap Group (same time, concerned constituents even land place as above). tually see the necessity for OctOber l4 March on Washington for legislation such as H.R. 2074. Lesbian and Gay nghts' If nothing else it is worth- __________________________f+_ Khile to let him know he does , . ave gay (as well as sympat- if; Z$i I3??? :2 EEZEIIEHZOEEZZ hetic Straight) constituents .H and to educate him as to our of GAYZETTE or other GSO items, concerns and needs If we fill out the box below and send to: don't both t l .h' k GSO, p.o. Box 11471, Lex. 40511. . er 0 et Em. now - we eXlSt, are politically NAME aware and do vote, then he has _"_''___'_ an excuse to ignore us and our ADDRESS_ problems. __________________________________ (Con't. on page two)