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Gay Lib Appealing Msa's Cornerstone Christian Support

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November
Year
1989
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The Michigan Student Assembly (MSA) at the Ann Arbor campus of U-M recently voted to recogn ize Corner stone Ch ristian Fello wSh ip as an ■official" student group, despite last year's decisión by the Central Student Judiciary that Comerstone is not entitled to such recognition because the group discrimínales in its membership policy on the basis of sexual orientation. Under present MSA guidelines official student groups are entitled to a number of privileges, ncluding office space in the Michigan Union and the right to apply for funding for specified projects. LAGROC (Lesbian and Gay Men's Rights Organizing Committee) is appealing MSA's decisión. The new code of ethics for federal, judges may include a ban against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, according to a recent issue of New York Native. Suzanne Byrant, a memoer of the Board of the National Gay and Lesbian Law Assoaation , testif ied in Washington, D.C., before the American Bar Assoaation committee that is revising the ethics code. Bryant descnbed the "epidemie of violence" against lesbians and gay men, many of whom "are often reluctant to report crimes because they fear they may, like rape victims, be victimized a second time by the judicial system." If the Code of Judicial Conduct is revised to include a ban against judicial discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, the ban may help homophobic judges to provide equal justice under the law. The Fund for Human Dignity has announced plans to distribute model course curricula that are sensitive to the concerns of lesbians and gay men to secondary schools and colleges. For sample copies write to Abby Tallmer, Coördinator, National Lesbian and Gay Resource Center, Fund for Human Dignity, 666 Brooadway, Suite 410, New York, NY 10012. Please include nformation about the grade level and discipline that you teach. Gay Uberation' Purpose is to provide nformation, counseling and related social services for people concerned about sexual orienta tion. Community Service include a Holline: 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 positively with lesbian and gay male clients, patients, and students. Speakers Bureau: phone for information. Human & Civil Rights: informatlon and referral to help people who are being discriminated against 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 Uberation 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 UM students, sta ff and faculty, and people from the larger community. We have a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. We're a registered non-profit organization. Gay Uberation, co 4117 Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109, information: 763-4186; hotline: 662-1977.

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