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January
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1992
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Officials at Eastern Michigan University have denied a ROTC studente complaint that he was harassed by a faculty member on the basis of sexual orientation. Members of the EMU campus community have organizad a new group, Gay Rights Advocates for Social Progress (GRASP) to address this issue and other matters of liberty and justice. The group will meet Wednesdays at 5 pm in room 1 30 of Goodison Hall on the EMU campus. For information, cali 763-4186. Parents and Friends of Lesbians & Gays (Parents-FLAG) are planning to air public service announcements in which families of lesbians, gay men, and bisexual people proclaim theirloveforall their family members. The Federation of Parents-FLAG chapters based in Washington, DC, is currently producing the announcements. Volunteers are needed to assist local Parents-FLAG chapters in pladng the PSAs on local televisiĆ³n stations nationwide. Volunteer team members and team leaders need not have media experience - a willingness and desire to influence their local stations to air the PSAs are all that is required. Distribution of the PSAs will begin in March and may require a commitment of severa! weeks or even rnonths in order to persuade some stations to air the spot. Readers are invited to apply to serve on media teams by February 1 . For more information, cali our local Parents-FLAG contacts at 769-1684 or 665-2298. The national PSA Director may be reached at (202)638-4200. The Educational Outreach Program (EOP) of the Lesbian-Gay Male Programs Office at the U-M will be training workshop facilitators during the first and third weekends of February. The EOP is looking especially for people of color and for bisexual people who would be interested in participating in the training. For information cali 7634186. Three coming out support groups for lesbians are now forming through the Lesbian Programs Office. A group for students will begin January 29 with a January 8 registration deadline. A group for Lesbians and Bisexual Womyn of Color will start on January 30 with a January 9 registration deadline. Finally, a coming out support group for Lesbians over 30 will begin March 6 with a February 8 registration deadline. Cali Billie at 763-4186 for more information. May each of us in 1 992 contribute to the cause of justice and peace in the world! Gay Liberation Front's 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. 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. Communlty Services include: a Hotline for crisis intervention, peer counseling, referral. Educatlon: 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 cliente, patiĆ«nte, & students. Speakers Bureau: phone for nformation. 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 civil rights. Community Organization and Uaison: information and assistance in organizing groups, setting goals, addressing conflict, linking with other groups and resources. Gay Liberation Front Meetings van according to purpose; we do most of our work in subcommittees (counseling, groupwork, education, civil rights). Cali for time and place. Gay Liberation includes U-M students, staff, faculty and people from the larger communities. We have a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. We're a registered non-profit organization. Gay Liberation Front, co 4117 Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109-1349; 763-4186.

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