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VOLUME ONE
NOVEMBER 1976
NUMBER THREE""
.-5-- NATIONAL TEA DANCES
a chance to make easy money dumped
is particularly lucky in being
in your
asked to
for the National Tea Dance. These
Sunday at the CAPITAL CORRAL, 313 W.
for.the
It's nation-
people all
hearts out.
Bar in Neuj
Rarely do you hawe
lap* Therefore, I feel CGA
be the local representative
dances are being held every
Hargett Street, Raleigh,- .
What- is. the .Tea Dance? Essentially it is a fund-raiser
NATIONAL GAY TASK FORCE, But it is not a local event,
wide and spreading rapidly. Every Sunday evening, gay
over-the country, are meeting in bars and dancing their
It al'l began at FiTe Island at "tea time" in the Eagle
York, but now it *s spread to Boston, Miami, New Orleans, Chicago,
Los Angeles,•San;Francisco, and now RALEIGH! Guests contribute
s$2,00 at the door and the money is split between the National Gay
Task Force,^ the Nationa.1-Gay .Rights lobby, and local groups.
What is our.Job as a local representative? First, we help in
publiciz.ing the event, by putting pp posters and talking it up. All
public!tyimateriale are being paid for^by the owners of the Capital
Corral. Already;=they have laid out over ($500 for the first Tea Dance
night. Believe me, these men are really dedicated to this project.
The only money they:take in is what they make off beer and wine' sales.
The admission all-.'gqes toward furthering gay rights.
Second, we a.re responsible for collecting money at the door and
to each person .who pays. Every Sunday we will-
can work at the door 1 or more hours between
plea for your help! CGA makes 15gi from every "
and added up, that could amount to quite a’bit
handing out tickets
need two people who
6-12 PM, This is a
person who attends.
over a
out I
period of weeks. You know we need
the money, so please 'help
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