News Issue 96 June 3-16,
Minister says Yes[p1]
[photo] Ian Dunn shows the brass plaque that caused all the
SMG has won permission to fix brass plate to centre/national
office in Edinburgh, but only after consideration of the
8"x11" plate by the Secretary of State for Scotland.
The Edinburgh District Council refused a planning application
to display it in August  saying "there was a strong
body of local public opinion against SMG's activities and
their 'brass plate advertisment.'"
|Don't sit back—MP warns
Scottish gays [p3 c1]
Edinburgh Labour MP, Robin Cook, a Vice-President of SMG
told groups executive committee that it had "missed
the boat as far as the all-UK Homosexual Law Reform Bill
- with some measure of devolution expected Westminster would
be very reluctant to pass any major legislation of this sort
for Scotland. He advised not to wait for Scottish Assembly,
expected by autumn of 1977.
SMG has also been taking an interest in N Ireland where homosexuality
is still totally illegal. Scottish Lord Advocate said that.
although homosexuality was illegal in Scotland, there would
only be prosecutions in cases that would be illegal under
the relaxed English laws of 1967.
|Spreading Its Wings [p6]: Gay Outdoor Club(Nationwide) is
spreading its wings. ... the organisation now has two new
sections ... and a Scottish Group is planned.
|Student Troubles [p6]from
Students at Aberdeen University appear determined to close
down the university gaysoc. Posters regularly torn down,
spiteful phone call to the organisers and abuse. Jean Polson
(secretary of gaysoc) said that there were only 20 members
- gay students frightened of abuse - forced to hold meetings
virtually in private so they won't be disrupted by students.
To provide more relaxed social meeting place late night discos
are organised off-campus in the city. Aberdeen branch of
SMG says that campaign is similar to that against gaysoc
at Stevenson College, Edinburgh, two years ago.
|Glasgow Gay Guide
Pubs: Waterloo Bar, Argyle St
Duke of Wellington, 316 Argyle St
Strand bar, 183 Hope St, Downstairs Bar
Vintners, Clyde St.
Classic, Renfield St,
SMG: 12 Renfield St
SMG Glasgow Women's Group meets 1st & 3rd Thurs
8pm at 12 Renfield St
Scottish Lesbian Feminists meet alternate Wed. Ring Mary
Glasgow Students Gaysoc, SMG (Glasgow Students),
Uni of Strathclyde Gaysoc, Iain Miller, c/o Students Union
or ring Graham Martin
Glasgow University Gaysoc, Paul Brownsey
Metropolitan Community Church Glasgow, Write Allan
Gay Christians in Scotland, Louden Connoily
MSC-Scotland, The Secretary, c/o SMG National Office
NUPE Gay Group, c/o John West,
Scottish Gay Conservative group, Louden Connoily
Glasgow Gay Advisory Service, 12 Renfield St, G2 9AL,
7-9pm except Tues.