HOMOSEXUALITY: Gays on the March

It was not just another Texas-style party. At a lavish ranch outside Austin last spring, some 300 ranchers, bankers, oilmen and politicians drank, ate barbecue, smoked pot and paired off for lovemaking. The only unusual aspect of the weekend-long party was that the guests were homosexuals. In an East Coast version of the Texas party, the cruise ship Renaissance sailed out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the Caribbean last December carrying some 300 homosexuals, including doctors, lawyers, architects and businessmen.

To most Americans, these and similar recent events are unfamiliar. To those who learn about them, they are jolting evidence...

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