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04/12/93

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Panel discussions, films among remaining BGLAD programs

STANFORD -- A panel discussion on gays and lesbians in the military, a comedy night and films are among the remaining programs scheduled to mark Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Awareness Days (BGLAD) at Stanford, April 14-22.

The panel discussion, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in Branner Hall, will feature a talk by Keith Meinhold, the only gay serviceman acknowledged by the U.S. military. Other speakers will include Zoe Dunning, a lesbian and Navy reservist in the Stanford Business School, and Kate Dyer, legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds (D-Mass.).

The comedy night, from 9:30 to 11 p.m. in the Coffee House at Tresidder Union, will feature Bay Area comics Suzy Berger and Hank Donat.

Programs on Thursday, April 15, will include a discussion of fascism and lesbian literature at noon in the Old Union Clubhouse ballroom; a Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays discussion at 5:15 p.m. in Donner Lounge; a talk by Out! magazine founder and editor Michael Goff at 7:30 p.m. in the Quad, Building 300, Room 300; and a screening of Pat Walton's film, Gay Youth, at 9:30 p.m. in the Old Firetruck House.

Programs on Friday, April 16, will include a noon carnival and panel discussion on gay, lesbian and bisexual health at Cowell Student Health Center; a video and discussion on Lesbian Physicians on Practice, Patients and Power at 4:30 p.m. in the Medical School, Room M106; and an acoustic concert by Ani Difranco at 8 p.m. in Cambell Recital Hall. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

Other BGLAD events will include a celebration dance, worship service, picnic, talks by English Prof. Terry Castle, and panel discussions on transgender issues, lesbian research, and gay and lesbian greek organizations. For more information call the Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Community Center events tape at 723-1488.

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