1 989 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City, the catalyzing eventof the present lesbian-gay men's liberation movement. Special events and celebrations will be held across the United States to commemorate the Stonewall Riots and to encourage us all to rededicate ourselves to our liberation. Southeast Michigan will be holding a Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival under the auspices of the Detroit Área GayLesbian Council (DAGLC). The event will take place in the Field House at the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus as a celebration of the diversity of our community. For information, cali 763-4186 or 1-646-8784, orwrite to DAGLC Pride 89, 1152 Bennaville, Birmingham, Ml 48009. "Stonewall 20" is scheduled for Sunday, June 25. This statewide event, the first to be held in our capital city, is sponsored by the Michigan Organization for Human Rights (MOHR) and will feature a March for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Participants will assemble at noon at the corner of Shiawassee and Capítol in Lansing. The Parade Step-Off will occur at 1 pm with a Rally at 2:30 pm on the steps of the State Capítol Building. A Rally Festival is scheduled for 3:30 pm at Riverfront Park. For nformation , cali 763-4186, 1-537-6674, or (517) 887-2605. Please plan to attend this first-ever March, Rally and Festival. The calendar of Ann Arbor events is tentative at press deadline. For information cali 994-5403 or 7634186. We hope to observe this major anniversary with workshops and other gatherings that will enhance but not conflict with the Dearborn and Lansing celebrations. Let's celébrate our past, inspire our present, and créate our future together! Gay Liberation's Purpose is to provide nformation, counseling, and related social ices for people concerned about sexual oríentation. We maintain a Holline for crisis interventíon, peer counseling, and referral; help provide tactual information to offset prejudíce and misinformation about lesbians and gay men; work to obtain human and civil rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation; and help lesbian and gay men's groups organize. Community Services include a Hotline: crisis intervention, peer counseling, referral. Educalion: workshops and conferences on lesbian and gay male concerns, with an emphasis on how people in the "helping professions' and "teaching professions" can work positively with lesbian and gay male clients, patients, students. Speakers Bureau: phone for Information. Human & Civil Rights: information and referral to help people under discnmination because of their actual or presumed sexual orientation or because of their presumed "cross-gender" characteristics; lobbying for human and civil rights. Community Organizing: information and assistance in organizing groups, setting goals, addressing conflict, linking with other groups and resources. Gay Liberation Meetings vary according to purpose; we do most of our work in sub-committees (counseling, groupwork, education, civil rights). Cali for time and place. Gay Liberation includes U-M students, staff , and faculty , and people from the larger community. We have a president, vk president, secretary, and treasurer. At present we have approximatety fifty members. We're a registered pro fit organiza bon. Gay Liberation, co 4117 Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109, info: 763-4186; hotline: 6621977.
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