North Carolina Newspapers

    LAMBDA
THE NEWSLETTER OF THE
CAROLINA GAY ASSOCIATION
l/OLUME 1
NUMBER 4
DECEMBER, 1976
** CHRISTMAS DANCE **
QUESTION: Why are CCA dances aliuays hidden aujay in such dark
corners, findable for non-insiders only through cryptic signs reminiscent
ofburied treasure?
For tlie successful hunters, Friday's CCA Christmas Dance luas worth
the search. Besides the usual -- beer, wine, treats, and Larry's
disco taoe -- there were numerous nov/elties.
First, it happened in the glittering Craige Study Room, trans
formed from its dour bathroom-green utilitarianism to the glamour of
a church fellowship hall under the able decorativye talents uf Oim
Pierce.
Second, the DAILY TAR HEEL, ewer in search of expanding circulation
and scandalous non-ewents, sent a photographer to record exotic homo
gyrations and circle dancers, causing some guests to huddle in the
corners and the remaining faithful to scan the DTH nerwously ewery
morning this week--no cowerage has yet_appeared, to the combined ,
relief and jilted wanity of many. (Editor's note: The photographer
described was actually a staff photographer ror UNC's yearbook, tne
YACKETY-YACK.)
Third, there were many new faces, notably Alwin and Jasper from
Duke, luho bemoaned the lack of similar functions on their cafnpus, but
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were,otherwise,ofgoodcbeer. _
And, finally, the strains of "Disco Drummer Boy" prowided mowing
accompaniment fitting to the season.
Once more, a good time was had by all--including some who con
cluded on waking the following afternoon that they hadn't been so
crazy-gay for a long time.
SHADES OF "HE'S NOT HERE"? ? ?
Wednesday night, I experienced my first big dose of discrimination.
Chapel Hill style. It all happened at the MAIN EUENT. A group of CGA
cu-horts decided to bake adwontage of an ad distributed on campus
promising free beer and no cower or membership charge. Indeed, we
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