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Community Resource Directory

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Parent Issue
Month
November
Year
1991
Copyright
Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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Agenda Publications
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The final two lecturas in the "Lesbian Health Series" co-sponsored by the Lesbian Programs Office and Common Language Bookstore are scheduled for the first two Mondays of this month. Dr. Sandra Colé of the U-M Medical School faculty will speak November 4 at 7 pm on "Demythologizing Sexual Function and Dysfunction in Lesbian Relationships." On November 1 1 at 7 pm a panel will discuss "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Interfadng with the Medical System." The Board of Directors of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund has issued a statement of opposition to the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. The statement reads in part: "Because Judge Thomas' record, views, and philosophy run directly contrary to the interests of the lesbian and gay community as we struggle to take our first steps toward constitutional protection, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund vehemently opposes the nomination of Judge Clarence Thomas to the United States Supreme Court." In their statement the Board of Directors cited Thomas' narrow view of civil rights laws, his adherence to a "natural law" view of the U.S. Constitution , and his membership in President Ftonald Reagan's "Working Group on the Family." A gay male student at the University of Tampa, a private liberal arts school, has stated that he intends to sue the University after being barred from an ROTC leadership course. University President David Ruffer has defended the student's right to take any credited course offered by the college; Ruffer maintains that his right is a matter of academie freedom. Mark your calendare for the 1993 March on Washington! The event, the third in U.S. history, is scheduled for April 23. This month, plan to attend the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Organization for Human Rights (MOHR)- see Calendar listíng. MOHR is devoted to maintaining and expanding the human rights of all dtizens, espedally those of lesbian, gay male, and bisexual individuals, couples, families, and institutions throughout Michigan. MOHR embraces a wide range of legislativo, legal, educational, health, and A1DSH1V projects. The group encourages cooperation among the diverse political, geographical, gender, ethnic, and spedal-interest constituencies that make up our diverse communities. Gay Liberation Fronl's purpose is to provide information, counseling, and related sodal services for people concerned about sexual orientation. 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, regardless of sexual orientation. We help lesbian and gay men's groups organizo, and we are a link to other community groups. Community Services include: a Hotline 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 dients, patients, & students. Speakers Bureau: phone for information. Human & Civil Rights: information 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" characteristics; lobbying for human and dvil rights. Community Organization and Uaison: 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 óf our work in subcommittees (counseling, groupwork, education, dvil rights). Cali for time and place. Gay Liberation includes UM students, staff, 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 41 17 Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109; 763-4186.