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June 17, 1984 - Image 2

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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Sunday, I
Gays march
through city
for annual
(Continued from Page 1)
of yesterday's protest.
"If one person leaves today feeling
better about himself, the gay com-
munity has advanced," Richmond said.
TIM TRUMAN, a former insurance
salesman from Farmington, told the
group that he was fired from his job in
Detroit when his employer found that
he had acquired Immune Deficiency
Syndrome (AIDS) - an incurable
communicable disease common among {
homosexuals. He said he is filing a
sexual discrimination suit against his
employer for $5 million.
Truman said his employer's reason
for his dismissal was that he would not
be productive. Truman stated that he
had brought in $800,000 in insurance
sales the month before he was
dismissed. But he said he was notabout
to become discouraged and that, with
the support of the gay comrhunity, he J
would pursue the fight to its full extent. ti
"We have an excelent chance of win- "N
ning," Truman said. "We've got the men
guy nailed." neve
HE SAID that since he was diagnosed shes
as having AIDS in March, it has been CA
"something new every day." Truman is betw
undergoing extensive chemotherapy and
three days a week at a cost of $200 per patr
day. Or
Another speaker, Toni Carecto, said she1
that the relationship between gay men "tho
and lesbians is often awkward and the "I
two should unite against the greater frus
prejudices in the heterosexual com- ther
munity. pers

-@ , Mexicans


im Flynn shows off his button collection on a lab coat yesterday in front of
he Federal Building during the Lesbian/Gay Pride Week rally.
lore than I would like to see gay "It has been proven in sociology tha
and women unite, I would like when you are confronted with someon
r to hear another (lesbian) joke," you know being gay, it is easier to ac
said. cept," she said.
ARECTO said there is also a barrier Gay Pride Week will also include;
teen races in the gay community series of workshops for gay men any
that in some gay bars, black lesbians. There will be a talent show o7
onage is discouraged. Saturday, June 23 in the Michiga
ne of the marchers, Natalie, said Union, and the pride week will conclud
went along yesterday because she with a Candlelight march through Ani
ught it would be fun." Arbor on Tuesday, June 26, at 9 p.m
t's a good way for us to vent our The march is a commemoration of th
trations," she said. She also said 15th anniversary of the Stonewall Ga'
march would make lesbian and gay Riots in New York City.
sons more visible to the community.


of illegal
alien bill
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexicans are
looking with suspicion at the pending
immigration bill in the U.S. Congress,
and some observers already say it will
hurt thousands of workers who cross
the border to work in America.
The pending bill would make it a
crime for Americans to employ more
than three illegal immigrants. Such a
provision would be felt deeply in the
U.S. Southwest, where much of the
farm work is done by Mexicans who en-
ter the United States illegally.
President Reagan said at his news
conference Thursday night that the bill
was needed because "the simple truth
is, we've lost control of our borders and
no nation can do that and survive."
But he said care had to be taken to
avoid discrimination against all
Mexican-born workers by employers
who don't want to bother to determine
"whether an individual is legal or not."
The bill for the first time imposes
federal penalties on employers who
hire undocumented foreign workers,
and provides amnesty and legal status
for illegals who have been in the coun-
try since Jan. 1, 1982. The legislation is
scheduled for a final House vote on
The U.S. House of Representatives
moved Thursday to grant legal status to
the hundreds of thousands of aliens who
now risk arrest every harvest season by
crossing U.S. borders to work in farm
fields. The representatives voted to
establish a "guest worker" program of-
fering visas to foreign workers if U.S.
farmers request them,and say they are
unable to recruit enough labor locally.
The U.S. Farm Bureau estimates
300,000 farm laborers, mostly from
Mexico and the Caribbean, enter the
country illegally each year to harvest
perishable crops.
Leftist organizations have been par-
ticularly outspoken against the
measure. The Mexican United Socialist
Party, a coalition led by the Communist
Party, said the bill is being pushed by
"the forces most reactionary and of the
right, with the president at the front."
"This escape valve of unemployment
that has been working in our country
for ages will be completely closed if this
law is approved," it said. "If the law is
passed, between 3 million and 12 million
Mexicans would return and begin
looking for jobs that are not available in
our system.


Local hosts prepare
Over 115 French teenagers will be arriving in Michigan on
July 5th for a four week stay with a host family through the
Nacel Cultural Exchange Program.
ACCORDING TO Evelyn Prince, a state coordinator for
the program, 57 girls and 62 boys between the ages of 15 and
18 will be coming to Michigan to learn about life in America
and to practice English. The students are recommended for
the program by their teachers.
Prince said the students are matched to families according
to shared interest and activities. "Students come here to join
family lives in America," Prince said.
Many host families say participating in the program is a
positive experience.
"IT WAS ABSOLUTELY delightful and we continue our
correspondence with the family. Everyone in the family
benefits from having someone from a foreign country in their
home," said Marlene Brinker, whose family hosted for two
straight years.
The participating teenagers pay their own transportation

for French students
and bring their own spending money. The host families are
expected to provide room and board for the students.
Although most of the students have been matched with
families already, Prince stressed that 10 to 15 more families
are needed to host French boys.
The five-year-old program in Michigan was started by
Julian and Evelyn Prince after they hosted a French student
in Connecticut. Beginning in the fall, Prince attends
teacher's conferences and recommends the Nacel Program
to French teachers. The Michigan branch will be sending two
groups of American students to France. The first group will
leave here on June 30th. Approximately 100 students will be
staying with families all over France.
Nacel is the French word for the basket underneath a hot
air balloon. As the cultural exchange program's symbol, the
basket transports people to other countries.
"Nacel puts people in touch with each other who wouldn't
have met without the program," Prince said.
Nacel, a non-profit organization which has been in
existence for 17 years, is the largest cultural exchange
program between the United States and France.


Sunday Monday CFT-invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 ver-
Lesbian/Gay Pride Week-Picnic, B.Y.O. food & Lesbian/Gay Pride Week-Brown Hag Lunch, sion), 7:45 p.m.; Invasion of the Body Snatchers
drink, 1p.m., Miller & Seventh. noon, Liberty Plaza; Workshops, 7 p.m., Anderson (1978 version), 9:15 p.m., Michigan.
Performance Network-Play, One Flew Over the Rm., Union. Eating Disorders Support Group-meeting, 7:30
Cuckoo's Nest, 6:30 p.m., 408W. Washington. Music-Faculty viola master classes, 10 a.m., 3 p.m., St. Joseph's Merch Hospital.
CFT-Bringing Up Baby, 5:40 & 9:15 p.m.; Monkey p.m., Recital Hall. Indus & Opr Engin.-seminar, Menachem Berg,
Business, 7:30 p.m., Michigan. Repair Systems With Spares: Optimization of
Cinema Guild-Cover Girl, 7:30 p.m.; Lady in the p.m., 4051 LSA; "Communicating Effectively for Customer Delay," 4 p.m., 241 IOE Bldg.
Dark, 9:25 p.m., Lorch. Managers & Supervisors, 1 p.m., 130 LSA.Cstor Dlay 4.
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