Every September many lesbians and gay men arrive in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor as newcomers to this area. We proudly and sincerely welcome you and hope that your stay here will be a pleasant one. Please call U-M's Lesbian-Gay Male Programs Office at 763-4186 for information on local resources, groups, and events. Note particularly that the Lesbian-Gay Hotline is not operating at this time. We trust that the line will soon recommence its services. You will find some of the social and support groups that will welcome your attendance in the AGENDA Calendar listings. A community bulletin board, including ads for housing, is located outside the Lesbian-Gay Male Programs Office at 3118 Michigan Union. Stop by to check the listings and to pick up informational flyers, calendar, etc. The office corridor is open 8:30 am to 5 pm weekdays. For possible access at other times call 763-4186.
Please note a new address and phone listing: Affirmative LesbianGay Community Center, 19875 West Twelve Mile Road #241 , Southfield Ml 48075. Call 398-GAYS or 271-GAYS.
We are glad to learn from CRUISE Magazine that TWA , in response to charges of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, will allow non-related travelers to share frequent-flier benefits. TWA is informing members of its frequent-flier program of the policy change and has issued to Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and other lesbian-gay men's civil rights groups a letter stating, "We are aware of the nontraditional lifestyles prevalent in our society and our sole interest is the promotion of travel, not social commentary."
A new literary anthology welcomes poetry (any form or length) and short fiction (maximum 25 pages) for, by, and about Black lesbians. For infor mation, cali 763-4186.
Gay Liberation' Purpose is to provide information, counseling, and related social services for people concerned about sexual orientation. We maintain a Hotline for crisis intervention, peer counseling, and referral; help provide factual information to offset prejudice 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 Service include a Hotline: crisis intervention, peer counseling, referral. Education: workshops and conferences on lesbian and gay male concerns, with an emphasis on how people in the "helping professions" and "teaching professions" can work posittvely with lesbian and gay male clients, patients, students. Speakers Bureau: phone tor intormation. Human & Civil Rights : information and referral to help people under discrimination because of their actual or presumed sexual orientation or because of their presumed "cross-gender' charactenstics; 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). Call for time and place. Gay Liberation includes UM students, staff, and faculty, and people from the larger community. We have a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. At present we have approximately fifty members. We're a registered non-profit organization.
Gay Liberation, co 4117 Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109, info: 763-4186; hotline: 6621977.