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By January 1 5, page proposals for papers and presentations to be offered at the First National Gradúate Student Conference on Lesbian and Gay Studies are due. The conference will bring together gradúate students trom across the countrf'and from across the disciplines working in lesbian and gay studies. The conference wil focus on the diversity of the lesbian and gay men's community - histories, assumptions and conceptual frameworks that have shaped lesbian and gay male self-representation and the ways in which the discourses of sexuality and other "minority discourses" overlap - as wel I as the relation between feminism and lesbian and gay studies. Students are invited to submit proposals (papers should be approximately 10 pages long) to Cheryl Kader or Thomas Piontek, Dept of English and Comp. LJt.. P.O. Box 413, Univ. of Wisc-Milwaukee, MilwaukeeWI 53201. Artists Confronting AIDS (ACÁ) has published the secondedition of "The PurpleCircuit Directory," which lists lesbian and gay theaters, groups, and supportive organizations in the U.S., Canada, and England. The Directory is designed to help playwrights , audiences, producers and theaters to find each other. Moreo ver, it is a fundraising project for ACÁ. Obtain copies by sending a contribution of any amount to ACA, 684 12 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90026. Include a self-addressed 259-stamped legal-sized envelope. We hope to help end the U.S. Dept of Defense policy that bars lesbian and gay men from joining ROTC units on college and university campusos in the U.S., including being commissionedas officers in the U.S. Armed Forces. Cali 763-41 86 with your suggestions or to offer help. Please note the Jan. 31-Feb. 2 workshops, forum and AIDS Benefit Concert. Workshops will stress the connection between AIDS and religious concerns. For information cali 662-5189. Gay Liberation's Purpose is to provide information, counseling, and related social services for people concerned a bout sexual orien tabón . We maintain a hotline for crisis intervention, peer counseling and referral . We help provide tactual information to offset prejudice and misinformation about lesbians and gay men. We work to obtain human and civil rights for all, regardtess of sexual orientation . We help lesbian and gay men's groups organize. And we are a link to other community groups. Community Services indude:aHotline for 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, & students. Speakers Bureau: phone for information. Human & Civil Rights: information and referral to help people who are being discriminated againstbe cause of their actual or presumed sexual orienta tion or because of their (see GAY LIB, next page) GAY LIBERATION (from previous page) presumed "cross-gender" characteristics; lobbying for human and civil rights. Community Organizing: information and assistance in organizing groups, setting goals, addressing conflict, linking with o ther groups and resources. Gay Liberation Meetings vary according to purpose; we do most of our work in mktees (counseling, groupwork, educa tion , 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, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. We're a registered non-profit organization. Gay Liberation, co 4117 Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109; 763-4186.


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