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OCTOBER 1987: VOLUME 2, NUMBER 10
‘PRIDE IN PRINT”
I Published Monthly By QCQ As A Public Service I
Supreme Court Nominee Bork; How the Man Thinks
Robert Boik Supreme Court Nominee
by Bill Whitesides
During the past tew weeks, one
man has created a great deal ot
controversy on the floor ot the
United States Senate. That man is
Robert Bork, a federal appeals court
judge tor the District ot Columbia
and the man nominated by Presi
dent Reagan to succeed retiring Su
preme Court Justice Lewis Powell Jr.
Bork's proposed elevation may set
in motion a series ot reversals that
could hamper the advances of
many minority groups, including
Gays, for a long time to come.
Known as an ultra-conservative.
Judge Bork, if confirmed, would be
taking the place of Powell, a moder
ate, who has voted with the liberals
on many social issues. Bork's place
ment could shift the Supreme Court's
balance to the far right. More than
75 civil rights groups and special
interest groups, including the
NAACP, ACLU and the National
Gay Rights Advocates (NGRA) have
joined many Senators in opposing
Bork's nomination to the Supreme
Bom in Pittsburgh in 1927 as the
only child of a middle class couple,
Bork's life has been one of unusual
contrasts. After 34 years as a law
yer, professor, and judge, Bork tends
to protray himself as a rigid conser
vative. But there are a few twists. As
a young lawyer, one of Bork's "he-
ros” was Socialist Eugene Debs and
in 1952 Bork strongly supported Ad-
lai Stevenson, the saint of liberals,
for President. And though he is
touted by fundamentalist Christians
as one of their own, Bork is ironi
cally a confirmed agnostic married
to a Jewish Woman.
Robert Bork is an ardent free mar
keteer who believes courts should
seldom interfere with the majority
rule. Following this belief, he has
King Resigns €t-Notes
QlCQ. Continues Publication
by Jim Yarborough
'This in an open letter to the many
loyal readers, advertisers, and sub
scribers of Q-Notes.
As you might have noticed, this
edition of Q-Notes is a little on the
thin side. With good reason.
Don King, editor of Q-Notes for
almost 2 years, has resigned to ac
cept a position with the front page,
another North Carolina Gay news
paper. The move is an excellent one
for Don and we here at Q-Notes
wish him well in his future endeav
ors and are looking forward to some
good natured competition with our
brother in print to the east. His resig
nation has however left us in some
what of a quandry. Don, had access
to, and utilized to a masterful level,
some of the best typesetting equip
ment in the world. State of the art, if
you will. He was able to bring to
you one of the finest gay papers
produced in the country. You have
come to expect this level of service,
and we here at 'tha Note' will settle
for no less. It is, however, difficult to
gain access to this type of equip
ment overnight. This edition is thin
because it's the best we could d on
short notice. We will be up to full
speed with the November issue.
We are in the process of assem
bling a small, lean and mean staff to
replace the efforts of one man. If
you have newspaper experience
(professional, college, student, un
derground, etc.) we would love to
hear from you. Come join the gang
at 'tha Note.' We offer no pay, but
all the newsprint you can eat, and
ink you can drink. Contact us at;
QCQ, P.O. Box 221881, Charlotte, NC
TO THE READER:
We pledge to continue to give
you one of the finest papers in the
TO THE ADVERTISER:
The distribution points and num
bers HAVE NOT CHANGED. We're
still reaching just as many people.
6000 copies still go to every major
city bar in NC and SC.
TO THE PAID SUBSCRIBERS:
Your subscriptions will be backed
up one month.
The best is yet to cornel
EDITOR'S NOTE: Jim Yarborough is
president of Queen City Quordina-
tors. Publishers of Q-Notes.
often opposed the social advances
of women, blacks and most cer
tainly gays. As a judge in the 1960's,
Bork condemned federal legislation
that required hotels, bars and res
taurants to serve black customers.
Bork stated that this type of legisla
tion requires people to associate
with those who they do not wish to
associate with. Though he has
backed away from some of his
more narrow minded views, Bork
still opposes many of the gains that
blacfe have gained over the years.
Needless to say, Bork is no friend
of Gay & Lesbians. Gay legal activ
ists are highly concerned by the
nomination of Robert Bork. The turn
ing back of privacy and civil rights
in general, and the continued rejec
tion of gay rights in particular are
gloomy scenarios that gay legal ac
tivists fear could become realities if
Bork is confirmed by the Senate.
QUOTES FROM ROBERT BORK
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and bomotoxaal conduct as otthoi mntaUr
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-Dtounnhotg t. Loch Socislon. 1984
As a judge on the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the District of Columbia,
Bork wrote an infamous 1984 deci
sion upholding the Navy's right to
See Bork pg. 4
Time Shoit on DC March
Time is drawing near for what is
being called one of the most signifi
cant marches in the history of the
Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement.
Sunday, October 11 will be the
National 'March on Washington for
Lesbian and Gay Rights.
This will be the 2nd Gay/Lesbian
march in the nation's capitol in eight
years, and organizers predict that
this will be the largest demonstra
tion ever of Lesbian and Gay unity
in the United States.
Don't you thing you ought to be a
part of it?
It will be worth travelling to Wash
ington just to wreck Ron and Nan
The national organizers ol the
March on Washington for Gay and
Lesbian Rights are anticipating
250,000 marchers. A local contin
gent, escorted by Ken Stikeleather
will join the marchers for this history
making event. Contact Ken at 704-
333-4213 for complete details.
Stikeleather has scheduled a
meeting on October 5 for those per
sons registered to travel as a group
by train from Charlotte to DC. The
purpose of the meeting is to finalize
details and answer questions. A film
on the 79 DC march may be shown.
'The Charlotte group's departure
will be Oct. 10 at 12:59 a.m., sched
uled to arrive in DC at 8:55 a.m. This
will be via Amtrak's northbound
Crescent. 'The group will be staying
at the well known Dupont Plaza Ho
tel. A reception will be held there
from 6-9 p.m. for all the Carolinians.
The group will leave Washington on
Monday, Oct. 12, also via Amtrak,
with arrival time estimated Sunday
for 2:20 a.m.
Carolina participants in the
march will meet at 17th 8c Constitu
tion Avenue between 10 a.m. and
12 noon. There will be a NC Banner
and light blue balloons to identify
the group. A rally will follow the
Sunday bus trips to Washington
are being organized by the Triangle
Lesbian/Gay Alliance from Durham,
Chapel Hill and Raleigh. Call 919-
832-7440 (Raleigh), 919-942-2384
(Chapel Hill, Durham) for informa
tion. For information on a Winston
Salem bus call the Unitarian Fellow
ship at 919-722-0421.
The purpose of the March on
Washington is to bring attention to
Lesbian and Gay issues and to the
1. An end to the discrimination
against people with AIDS, ARC, HIV
positive status, or those perceived to
have AIDS. Massive increase in
funding for AIDS education, re
search and patient care. Money for
AIDS, not for war.
2. Legal recognition of lesbian 8c
3. Repeal of all laws that make
sexual conduct between consenting
adults a crime.
4. A presidential order banning
anti-gay discrimination by the fed
5. Passage of the congressional
lesbian 8c gay civil rights bill.
6. Reproductive freedom, the right
to control our own bodies, and an
end to sexist oppression.
7. An end to racism in this country
and apartheid in South Africa.
If you are interested in marching
with your fellow Carolinians or
pledging your support, contact Ken
Stikeleather at 704/333-4213 for
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