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expenses ($1,141 for telephone,
postage, printing/publicity, office
supplies, literature, security, and
equipment). This means that all of our
money goes towards speech in the form
of newletters, speakers, and
information programs, and publicity and
administrative expenses to support this
speech. Arnold's proposed bill may
well violate our freedoms of speech and
assembly, as well as the letter of the
decision in the Gone case.
CGLA does not attempt to define
"immoral," nor does it seek to promote
anything "illegal" or "criminal."
Morals are subjective, personal
opinions which need not be subject to
legislation. In any case, if Student
Congress, the legitimate appropriator
of student fees, felt CGLA was immoral
and that morality was a criterion for
funding, it could defund us. The
remaining adjectives, "illegal" and
"criminal," do not describe any
activity CGLA promotes. We promote
awareness, dispersal of information,
tolerance, and support. CGLA has
heterosexuals, bisexuals, gay men and
lesbians as members, and we do not
inquire about or seek to influence
their sexual behaviors. We concern
ourselves, instead, with the very real
intolerance, ignorance and lack of
understanding which so obviously
surround and threaten the lesbian and
gay community. We encourage all
students who support free speech and
university autonomy to make a personal
statement by joining CGLA.
Arnold's criteria for determining who
is to be defunded and barred from
campus facilities is also unclear. If
"any other campus organization that
advocates immoral, illegal or criminal
behavior" (according to the wording of
Arnold's bill) is to be defunded and
prohibited from using campus
facilities, who else could be affected?
Are academic departments organizations?
If so, and if CGLA's activity in
distributing information regarding
homosexuality is the equivalent of
"promoting" illegal behavior, would
departments that sponsor outreaches or
discuss homosexuality in a balanced
manner be barred funding and access to
campus facilities? Since the Daily Tar
Heel has published letters and
editorials that support gay and lesbian
rights, could it be likewise censored?
Arnold's bill not only incorrectly
characterizes CGLA's activities and
threatens campus autonomy. It also, if
applied consistently, would result in
widespread censorship in the classroom
and in other forums where free speech
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lesbianism. Leah says that she is
bisexual, that she is equally attracted
to men and women, and that she deserves
to be accepted as a bisexual.
Leah quoted the Kinsey report as having
found that 11% of the female and 12% of
the male population are exclusively
homosexual. An additional 76% of the
female and 49% of the male population
are exclusively heterosexual. The
remaining 39% of all men and 13% of all
women live as bisexuals. Leah states
that it is blatant discrimination to
assume that all these bisexuals are
essentially gay people who can not deal
with their homosexuality.
A member of the audience pointed out
that bisexuals never have to "come out"
because they have the choice of
selecting a totally acceptable partner.
Leah responded that in order to have a
monogomous long-term relationship it
would be necessary for her to choose a
partner of one sex or the other, but
that this choice would not change the
fact that she was bisexual.
Leah commented that "bisexual" is a
clinical term for a person capable of
sexual expression with either sex. She
feels that bisexuality needs a social
term similar to "gay" and "lesbian."
Poetry Reading by Jonathan Williams and
The poetry reading, which was co
sponsored by the Bull's Head Bookstore,
was a beautifully entertaining event.
Jonathan and Thomas, who are lovers,
read for over an hour in the Biology
Department's Coker Room.
Tom read first. Tom is an editor for
the Jargon Society and a librettist in
addition to being a poet. His poems
are lyrical and homoerotic. He read
not only poetry, but also from his
libretto for an opera on the life of
Alan Turing, father of the programable
computer, who was also gay.
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