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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 12, December 1973
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  • Frank, Phil
Date December 1973
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  • LGBTQ people
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript VOLUME 4 NO. 1? DECEMBER 1973 RASTELLINI FOUND DEAD On :>,;ovember 7. Edward A. Rastellini was founddead at ::'v!CI Bridgewater. He was imprisoned since 1968 on sodomy charges. Eddie was apparent!~- killed by a fello\\ inmate(s). The coroner·s report revealed that Eddie died of more than 20 stab wounds. He was in a protective custody block (at his own request) and was killed in a recreation area. Investigation is underway by the Plymouth County D.A. 's office under the direction of Lieut. De tee. Robert Zullas (State Police Det­ective). A question of negligence on the part of prison officials has arisen and Eddie's family is plan­ning to press charges against the State. Eddie was convicted in 1970 of Mass. Gen. Law Chapter 272 Sec. 35a .... .CNNAT\.:RAL AND LASCI­V! Ol:S ACT WITH A CHILD OF 16 OR l:NDER; and Chapter 272, Sec. 34 ..... ABOMINABLE AND DETES­TABLE CRl::'v!ES AGAINST NAT­l: RE. He was sentenced to 5 years on the first count and 5 to 15 years on the second count. This was his second' 'crime against nat­ure" offense and therefore was not eligible for parole until 5 years had been served. He had already served 2 years of his sentence while a waiting trial at the Suf­folk County Jail. The point stressed by everyone that this reporter interviewed was the "child" Eddie "was caught in the act with" in June of 1968 was a 16 year hustler with whom Eddie was friends and that no money had been exchanged. It is generally tielived by outside parties who were involved with Eddie that pri­son guards and administrators were responisble for creating the impression and spreading the ru­mor among inmates that Eddie was in for child raping. This combined with homosexuality usually creates hostile feelings among inmates. After conviction in 1970, Eddie was sent to Walpole Prison where fellow inmates twice set his cell on fire. In October 1970 he was sent to Bridgewater State Prison for psy­chiatric examination and remained there for 2 years. Pleas for help went out to the Homophile Union of Boston (HUB). who had no facilities for legal aid at the time, and to the Mass. Civ­il Liberties Union, who refused to take the case. It was not until Walpole again threw out the welcome mat in pre­paration for Eddie's parole hearing that FAG RAG put him in touch with Attorney Richard Rubino (Spr­ing '73). Eddie arrived at the parole hearing and was confronted with the former probation of eddie's ex-Jover. Eddie had had numerous clashes with him. The officer dis­qualified himself but Eddie appear­ed quite upset and apparently left a bad impression. The psychiatric report received by the parole bo-ard was not overenthusiastic about release. Before a decision was reached. riots al Walpole caused the sudden removal of Eddie and H others in his cell block to MCI Bridgewater. Parole was denied. Time was serYed completely on the .. acts with a minor charge". Ed­die was in for the "unnatural act'' of sleeping with another man. In an interview, his sister stated in amazement " I can't understand why Eddie was never granted par­ole. He had a job and a place to lh·e. Yet he was never granted parole." GCN's Dennis Thomas, who corresponded with Eddie since 1970 found him to be "a sensitive, bright, well-meaning person." Ch­arlie Shively who also correspon­ded with Eddie was impressed by the "positive change in Eddie's attitude during his contact with Gay Liberation." In july '73 Marilynn Haft, head of the Sexual Privacy Project of the ACLl.i was contacted for help with parole procedures. The people from F@G RAG had contacted her. No answer was received. Rep Barney Frank has sent a letter to Prison Commissioner Frank Hall asking for "a thorough and complete investigation into the murder of Eddie Rastellini. It is my job, not yours, to wipe this vicious law off our statute books, but as long as we continue the barbarous practice of imprisoning people for engaging in voluntary sexual activity, your burden as Commissioner of Correction will be greater than it ought to be, and special steps obviously have to be taken to protect people jailed for homosexuality from violence within prison. "I urge you to make special efforts to provide a full airing of the facts of this case- - -not just those immediately incident to the murder, but those leading up to it, including the reasons, if any, for Mr. Rastellini's failuretowinpar­ole and for his transfer from Wal­pole to Bridgewater. "Beyond this I would very much like to know the Department's policy in dealing with men impris­oned for sodomy or related off­enses." Throughout history Gays have been burned at the stake, decap­itated, hanged, murdered, robbed, imprisoned, castrated, disgraced, spat upon, and entrapped by the police. Psychiatrists called us sick Men of the church called us sinners Hitler tried to annilate us. We have been the unwilling victims of lobotomy and aversion therapy. Yet we exist. Millions of us. UNCOMFORTABLE IN GAY BARS? How many of you readers have been uncomfortable in Gay Bars? Have you ever had the temperature soar up to 90 or plunge down to the 60's or S0's? Have you ever been a customer when the music(racket) has been turned up so loud that you could not get the bartender to hear your order? Have you been with lights so low and gloomy that you have been unable to count money or the bartenders have been unable to see to mix drinks? All of these offenses happen every night and many more. Have you ever asked for relief on any of these discomforts from the bar­tenders or bar operators? If so, what response did you get? Occ­sionally did you get compliance with your request, and more usual­ly did you get a go to Hell, in­solent response, such as F.U., with more of the whatever offense inflicted? This high handed pos­ition of the bartenders is more than contrary to good business practice and does lose business. What these bartenders/ bar operators can not seem to learn is that the custoner's comfort IS the customer's BUSI­NESS, and much more so than the proprietor's. Most bartenders can't be told anything and remain pleasant. Now, do you know of any st­raight bars that would permit over­flow of w .c. and urinal waste to pour out over the bar room floor and out to the street, off and on for several years? Do you know any straight bars who never clean their latrines for several years to a point where you have to hold your nose upon entering? Does the gay scene need this type of inconsideration from our profiteers? Of course not, we are paying the freight. On with the bar operator's scene. A number of them get to feeling successful and stop any and all bartending behind the bar of their goodselves , and come in only occasionally sezted at tables, and more often than not, drunk. In several of the bars there is no mirror to comb hair in the boy's rooms. In some more there are not also in the girl's rooms. In sev­eral other bars, the lights are so dimmed that one can not see to comb hair nor to do anything else properly such as to see to try to aim to hit the plumbing conn­ection. In 3 local bars which do have mirrors in the boy's room, the lighting is such tat one can not see one's goodself in the mirr­or, due to the horizontal lighting reflected in the mirror from behind This brings up a big problem, "horizontal lighting". Practically all of the bar operators take it upon themselves to inflict hori­zontal lighting upon the gays as if they know all about lighting and don't even know the elementary principles of lighting. Generally, the bar owners are hostile toward any suggestions of improvemt!nt. Any and all studies of lighting including the most elementary of same demonstrate that lighting for all animals should be from over­head, NOT HORIZONTAL. The bit is simple; the light should not be shining in the vieser's(customers) eyes to obstruct his vision: It should be directed instead on to what he is looking upon, being the rest of the room, and tricks. This requires overhead lighting, not horizontal lighting which both, blinds all animals, and annoys them Sometimes in bars persons are annoyed by 3rd degree horizontal light in near black darkness and leave the bar without knowing why they were feeling uncomfortable. Amateurish, cheap, sleazy de­cor is tolerated by the gays per­haps because so many gays con­sider being gay indecent and adopt a shabby life style and behavior to match. However gays do take more notice of shabby service in the bars. Here is a sequence that you can find every night at most of the bars. Customer walks up to bar to get a drink. Cust­omer is unable to get bartender's attention while he passes close several times and goes to wait on newcomers. Next time barten­der comes close customer tells bartender for the 4th time what he would like. Bartender hears this time but does not acknowledge by so much as a batted eyelash, or a nod and goes on to take more drink orders, which he fixes and then brings customer's drink.Customer pays bartender who returns with change. Customer puts out his hand for change to be dropped in his palm, but bartender dodges the hand and reaches around and drops change on bar. From the flat bar top customer is obliged to pick up each coin separately. In this case customer did not think a tip was deserved and bartender flew off too fast ot have one handed him anyway. This customer was standing, and a tip left on the bar would have gotten mixed with other crowded seated customer's change lying along the bar. The main moral of this story is that no bartender is ever too busy to nod, wink, wave or ack­nowledge that he has heard an order before turning away. Listed here is a barowner's tip list of things that annoy cus­tomers, listed in descending order of importance. Loud music dim and gloomy lighting temperature extremes poor service warm beer overflowing plumbing underworld connections out of stock brands forced purchase double drinks harsh horizontal lighting threatening owner foul desposition owner [ gun carrying in bar felonious owner drunk owner hustlers allowed no nearby parking no tiolet paper 11 no towels long latrine lines non-usable or missing mirror poolplaying allowed crowded nights insolent employees dirty premises frozen beer no wastebasket in restrooms unstable seating excess bass on juke box non-Houston owner feuding owner noisy air conditioners dark stairs The bar people also do have a number of things on their side. One is hot checks. The customer has no rights who does not cover same. Another is the customer who gets violent, gets loud and demonstrative, gets drunk and pl­aces drinks on tab and doesn't pay. "IN TOUCH" At last! Gays now have a qual­ity magazine of their own. IN TOUCH, Volume 1, number 1 (Oct­ob. ir) is 8 x 11 inches and 58 pages of well-written articles and excellent photography. Of particular interest is the article on Richard Thomas (John­Boy of THE WAL TONS) and the provocative photos of muscular Paul Behus. Also there is an in­formative article on Rock and Roll (rock and rogue) musicians. The article pulls no punches in revealing the private sex life of today's idolized musical groups. Very interesting! In addition, there are book reviews, ·poetry, movie reviews and much more. Gays have been ripped off so many times that it is small won­der many of them are reluctant to send money through the mails. One need not fear IN TOUCH. Send $1.00 for a review copy to 256 South Robertson Blvd., Bev­erly Hills, California 90211. In only a few days you'll receive a beauti­ful magazine. Do so and you'll always want to keep IN TOUCH! NEW PENAL CODE I have just received a finagled copy of the new Penal Code, and so far from what little time I have had to study it, I find it to be a very workable document and a much greater improvement, on the whole, over the hodge-podge that we had previously. For the most part the language is clear so that people of average intelligence and time to study it carefully could probably understand it. So far, I have noted some inter­esting things: Sec. 42.01. Disorderly Conduct. (a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly (10) exposes his anus or genitals in a public place and is reckless Cont 'd on pg 5 ] 1000 EMBOSSED BUSINESS CARDS $8.95 4615 Mt. Vernon 524-5612 QUALITY PRINTING FARMHOUSE Baubles Bangles and Beads 11o---------- -------------Lots of Beads! Page 2 MOMMA E\ A 3ob Cappell Anybody who was Gay and alive ten years ago in Dallas, just com­ing out or whatever, met this won­derful woman named EV A when she first started working at what was then called Ken's Kitchen at Lemmon and Mckinney. Now called the Trio Coffee Shop this place was home to hundreds living in the area. Gays, normally unhappy without friends , and many dis liking their own home-cooking found a touch of both here and in due time this became the place to go. Not just to eat, but to meet. Back at that time, the curfew for bars was 12 o' clock and when the bars emptied, there was little else to do, or for that matter no­where else to go. And so, at some times this coffee shop was liter­ally orrun by Gays. Management viewed this with alarm and did its level best to limit the number of us at one time, but insults and slow ser­vice had no effect on many of us, and instead of diminishing our number it slowly increased. Not that we were in love with the spot it was just that there was no where else to go most times, and for the many younger gays without a car it was the ONLY place with-in reach by foot. ' During this early period, the management had problems with the waitresses who refused to serve our kind, and these poor gals had good reason .... think a­scending on this coffee shop at 12/1 o'clock in the morning, all demanding IMMEDIATE SERVICE and camping, cutting up, grab­assing, cussing-discussing,etc., ... well it freaked these poor gals right out of their thin little heads and they would quit one right af­ter another. To help the problem, a portion of the coffee shop was designated for Gays, this as a consession to us at the time, and it looked as though that would work. Bring­ing us to the real beginning of our story. MOMMA EVA was assigned to handle this 'dangerous territory'. And with the courage of a line­back, Eva encountered the Gays. At first the queens parlayed bets on how long Eva would last, and set out to 'wreck' her by talk­of love affairs, etc., you know the bit; while Eva firmly plant­ed herself before the tables and waited to take orders. Along with the orders, she took abuse and insults .... for slow service, wrong orders, etc., not really her fault but never managed to lose con trot of her temper. Usually at the hour of madness, there was only one cook and eveings, the only business came after the bars would close. And at this hour, after the bars had poured many drinks of the empty waiting gul­lets, rank and filthy language was used against the coffee shop and personnel, including Eva. But none of that worked. At least Eva refused to let the kids know how she felt about it. In stead, she set about on a plan of her own .... to win these kids over. And for all the abkse she took, she returned her warm and cheerful smiles, camped back and through her passive attitude won first our respect, then our love. The management Wd~ u,1i:"l'P) with o,ir busine~~- and af1er she tamed us down a little, h,, rassl'c E'.a each time we became un ruh. but you could hear a prn drop in that pl,1('C whenever her boss called he I o, c r for a talk - ing-to ... and lots of Stoney glare~ hit the owner between the. e:1:es for many minutes after, behevmg he had Eva on the carpet for something we may have done. The owner was more concerned for the tranquility of the three or four straights in the place than the fifty or sixty of us. So Eva's first yearx at the coffee shop weren 't easy one. As time wore on, however, Ev'.1 won for herself a certain plac~ m our collective heart, a certain rap­Q9rt or karma, if you will. .... an<l'became the mother to us all! And we her brood. And by this time, the onl;r person we would tolerate service from was Eva. On the night each wee~ she had off. 1hc place was hke a mortuar). Momma Eva treated her broode with love and understanding, often listening to problems which went way beyond her comprehension at first but listened patiently any­way,' knowing that 'talk' was the most important outlet to a lot of us, and she wanted to listen, and help, if she could. As time passed, she began to know each of her patrons by name and had coffee ready when they hit the front door ... for the kids who preferred nick-names, she called them by these. She knew her brood, and often times, when the restaurant was overflowing with a capacity crowd and the Gays were forced to sit in another section of the place, Eva would slip over to the other side where 'hostile waitresses' were serving us and Make sure all went well. Parenthetically, let me say this right now. Eva \\asn't going after TfPS ... she was going after her KIDS'. Hardly a bar operator missed dropping by to meet and see this wonderful woman, and as the bar scene grew, and petty squabbles would break out between some of the owners, Eva never took sides. She would only admonish the op­erators for not getting along. But left this to be the only place in town where competitors could go and find no favoritism. And in some few cases even arranged for one or two feuding operators to meet there for coffee to discuss tn!' i)rnblem and perhaps even resolve it. Eva heard a lot in that place, too, but never used her mouth to 'tattle' on anyone. Lovers looking for missing lovers would come in search of their mate, and there would be Eva to console. BUT ... if that other party had left not five seconds ago, she would never tell. That's her style. ~ I don't know how Eva managed to survive in that period ... what little salary she earned she used to bring up her family. From · lousy little tips, she gave most of that away to the teeny-boppers who were always broke. And to• the. c;ays who'd lost a job, or to a hot check writer to keep him ,ut of jail. ~"d ,c,r a huflctrect ,tnl· r reasons. But dear Eva was ii must always good for a 'touch'. we never will be able to count he number of tabs she was forced to pick up when kids who were too broke to pay for the meal and too proud to ask for he\p just upped and left without payrng ... many _of these times, Eva was faced with her own financial burdens and at no time did she ask any of us for help. SOMEHOW she managed to find the money, pay the tabs, and go on about her work. Eva was always there. Even .., nen she had serious problems ., 1th her legs and fee_t, and the cruel pain virtually crippled her, she went to work eve_ry day, ~ever complaining, delivering service as though nothing was wrong. She couldn't afford to quit working as her doctor had ordered, and be­' "", who'd look after her ~ay . ,,, And while she was trying , , , , , e on probably less than ,11 " week, she still managed , ,u •n1111gh tip money to con- ""' P support the many 111~ l,d~, who needed a 25CHERE uung kids who needed a 25¢ here or 50¢ there, or help pay­ing rent. And in a way, it was good that the more affluent Gays tipped Eva well. .. .it gave her more mon­ey to help her kids. Veeery little of those loans repaid. And while swarthed in bandages from ankle to hip, Eva still made time to sit and listen to our petty gossip and what, in genuflection, seems like very petty problems. But to Eva, our problems were quite import­ant. She is one of those remarkable women who must have been borne of sainted stock. A woman with a heart made of pure gold. A lady bred in poverty but styled for silk and lace. A woman whose true love for life embraces everyone she meets. A pioneer and a loud voice for gays LONG before it became 'fashionable' to kno" a Gay. When it soiled other~ t,. t,,­with us , eva somehow made " seem clean. The Trio Coffl'e ,hop " ,1,11 there in Dallas, toda). and e, er., day, Eva reports to work ' li tllt• more tired than she ,m'-·1 11,•hl'< but her age h"' 111 .. ,.,. , n, more poise and grace The Lme, in her face sho\\ sign, of sadness only at moment, but the winning smile seems to cause these to vanish and instantly you sense the real woman behind her smile. Her son has grown up and is married; she is the proud grand­mother of three beautiful young one~. These three children will never know the love Eva has given us, but they will somehow sense the legacy Eva leaves with them, and I'm certain without a quiver of doubt that Eva's son, daughter­in -law, and the grandbabies, will have somehow inherited the love for people Eva displays. Eva remembers the Gay under­ground days in Dallas, when it was fashionable to laugh at the 'fairies' and it wasn't safe to go to bars; and past those hostile years MOMMA EVA brought up her brood, man) to be successes in many fields. And the wonder­ful thing is, she hasn't forgotten one of her .kids. [·ve seen her R 1_0 ' · -~ ~!- eyes S\-\l•IJ Lear~ "11t:11 »t: .older-one, come back to say hel­lo and watched the pain in her fa~e sho\\ when she waves good­bye. Eva h ,,nl) a waitress at that coffee shop. but somehow, when you're there. you· re enveloped in the feeling n's her own home. One interesting footnote, is the sweatshirt floating around town , in large quantity , displaying an illustration of Momma Eva, worn by many people proud to be a part of her brood. It was a shock to see the first one, but not really surprising. For my part, a mon­ument should be risen in the shop parking lot with her likeness atop, inscribed ... I'm straight ... but I'm for GAYS ... because they're people too ... this has been her credo. All along. It would not be true, perhaps, to say that without Eva or the Gay people, there would not _be a Trio Coffee shop. But one thmg IS certain, without Eva. there pro­babal) wouldn't be any Gay veople there· either. This woman must surely be the most loved and respected in Big 'D', AND IF LOVE CAN EXPRESS ITSELF WITH LONGEVITY, Eva most certainly will live to be the oldest woman in the world. She will probably remain at t_hat cof­fee shop as long as she 1s phys­ically able. We can all hope she remains happy there. But we can also band together to remind her that wwelove her too, by patron­izing what must be a very under­standing employer, and ~ee that her position there remains se­cure for as long as she desires. I may be wrong, but I believe that as long as Gay money is S!)ent in that establishment, Eva will re­main there. And the establishment deserves our patronage. □□ I'm proud to have known thi• beautiful and courageous lad~ all these years. And if Dallas Ga~ Life has one precious gem for all the world to view, it is the story of MOMMA EVA ... a love story. Paqe 3 HI KAMP A High Campi •I Page 4 .ilmerioas G'ldest Gag 'Ear <:Beautiful cpat,io '- Uixed COrinkg onta,na, JUST ·MARION & LYNN 817 FAIRVIEW HOUSTON, TEX. (JUST OFF MONTROSE) "where the Boys & Girls meet" •BEER • SET-UPS ~ WINE •GOOD MUSIC •DANCING •POOL \}S C\\~\s\tt' OPEN MON - SAT 4 pm - 2 am SUN 2 pm - 2 am 528-9110 HEW PENAL CODE \ about whether another may be present who will be offended or al- { armed by his act.... I (c) For purposes of this section, ; an act is deemed to occur in a pub­lic place ... if it produces its off­ensive or proscribed consequences in the public place .... to which the public or a substan­The ''E·-.,,~~ ~im1t_£Jitt~ 1t11£Jt_ 11.~ W i~JH1.~AtJJi .. ~ lfJ ., .~I And Anna's Ice Cream Parlor - In the Heart of Town The offense is a Class C Mis-[ demeanor. 'Public place' is further defined in sec. 1.07 as "any place tial group of the public has access / - and includes, but is not limited\, to streets, highways, and the com- Phone 501-253-8630 63 Spring Street Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632 mon areas of schools, hospitals,/ _ apartment houses, office buildings, 1 I----'----'-----' transport facilities and shops."~- . ~ ---------~ -- -··· ··--' ·----~ -~ ,-- ---· - It is to be noted that the dis­uuu August finally arrived'. We hac a':ld exotic things for sale side by orderly conduct section would not apparently apply to the interior of a private residence to which the public does not generally have access. It is also very interesting to note that only the anus and gen­itals are specified. As far as this section is concerned, a woman who is topless apparently could not be convicted here if this section is the only offense. sec. 21.08. Indecent Exposure. (a) A person commits an offense if he exposes his anus or any part of his genitals with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, and he is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by his act. (b) An offense under this section is a Class C misdeneanor. Note again that there is no mention of the breasts. Apparent­ly topless women are not indecent expo3ure. (Compare the two recent rulings in Oklahoma in which judges ruled that women's breasts are "a public phenomenon" and threw out a couple of cases of I! lewd conduct on indecent exposure charges.) Sec. 21.06 Homosexual Conduct. (a) A person commits an offense if he engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another individual of the same sex. (b) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor. In Sec. 21.01. item (1), one reads: " Deviate -sexual intercourse means any contact between any part of the genitals of one person and the mouth or anus of another person." No mention of hands! All that is covered is oral-genital and anal-genital contact. Manual­genital and genital-genital are not covered. (Incidentally, the pronoun 'he' is defined elsewhere to be generic and includes any individaul so this section is not sexually dis­criminatory as might otherwise appear at first glance.) Also of interest, non-consent­ing 'deviate sexual intercourse' is a class 11 felony under Sexual Abuse, and it specifies "whether the other person is of the same or opposite sex". It appears to me from my reading of this section ( 21.04 ) that homosexual rape in prisons is covered here and would be a felony. Complete copies of the new Code, with tables and index and with the revised wordings of num­erous sections of the 1965 Texas Code of Criminal Procedure- -fas­cinating in itself to read- - are available at 3 dollars post paid from: West Publishing Company Box 2239 Kansas City, Missouri 64142. (this is the company that many states use to print official docu­ments and bills.) Write for: Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, Laws 1973, · 63rd Legislature, Regular Session, Chapter 399: TEXAS PENAL CODE with Tables and Index. COULTOUR made our ownflightarrangements. side._ Th_e only wa:l:' to really see Frankly 1 <lidn 't want to fly to th'; ~1ty 1s by walking. Gorgeous A Go Go Miami to meet the tour and then bu_1ldings. All ofthem ... ol~andnew - fly to P.C. Aside from the ex- alike. In the commercial area haustion it would have cost an we were damn near trampled. All Hy BUZZY B. of DALLAS extra $60.00 per person. Money of the city's _500,000 must h_ave better spent on hooze ... boys. We been out shopping at thesametime □□□The COULTOUR to the Isle chose Braniff via Houston and (except between 12 an~ q _We were de _O:o in August was fabulous / New Orleans to Panama city. _Be able to _walk several blo~ks bE;- thnlhng. Our first notice was fore you scream about Braniff, fore being trampled again. Fm a brochure from Colt Studio. Ad- they may be slow getting off the ally, around 4:30 we returned !O vertised as 'ATROPICAL ISLAND ground but their service was ex- our hotel frazzled. The mam RESERVED JUST FOR YOU' _ cellent. And our luggage got to body of our tour was due and to it sounded like what I was Jo~k- Panama when we did. And - - assuage my apprenshion 1 read i~g for - no phones, no pollu- in the same three pieces they book, _sn~cked,_ a_nd ~inally nag-t10n, no hassle and good com- started in. ged Bill into_ s1ttm~ m the lobby pany. After reading-and discuss- Panama City is a Jong seven- to await the incoming group. We CORRECTION CORRECTION teen miles from the airport; I were mainly worried that the tour ?any. After reading and discuss- thought we were being driven into members would _be comprised of mg the descriptive literature my the country wildes to be raped, 80% grabby aunties and only 20% friend and I signed up, That was robbed, or murdered but the fan- hunky young things. You know what \1arch. Between then and August tasy was short-lived as the city I mean. Despite the late hour and ve obtained our passports, small- lights soon began to appear. Far flight fatigue (some has _been on ,ox vaccinations (required) and to the hotel was nominal com- a plane since early morning from amma globulin (optional)for hep. pared to U.S. AIRPORT to CITY N.Y.C.), wesawthatourfearswere • ou really don't need pills for FARES in the U.S. And for a unfounded. These were really a ·Montezuma's Revenge' because four a.m. arrival the activity in hunky bunch of studs. . the drinking water in Pa~ama City the streets was almost unbeleiv- After a brief cocktail party and •~ purified to U.S. standards. able - cars and people - every orientation by Hanns Ebensten of Coming from Gatun Lake in the American controlled Panama Can al, this water's o.k. Just don't eat seafood in Panama City. Raw sewage is dumped into the bay .... Yeach!! where. But we did'nt look around Hanns Ebensten Travel, Inc., an~ long. We collapsed! our host on the_ island, Denms □□□The next morning (Saturdai Barton, we were introduced as ae we went walking a Jot. Down the group to the MAIN CHEFSof th waterfront. Through the public San Blas Islands where we were markets. All sorts of mundane CONTINUED OH PG 9 loVE Wl'fH YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS DALLAS: 3834 Ross Avenue 11 am & 7:30 ~~:- FT WORTH: 2800 Purington Sunday Services: 7:30 pm David Carden, Interim Pastor HOUSTON: MCC Study Group . 504 Fairview -Call 528-9069 ... . ' . Page 5 FIG LEAF? Did Adam really wear a fig leaf? If he did, he had problems. Dr. Thomas Smith, a British doc­tor wore one himself as a test of the old story, and reported that a fi3 leaf has a --well it's rough on the underside - -like sand­paper,~ ·-·-·-·-"-·-·-·-·-.. -·---... The tight-assed good (?) fo!k of Sioux Falls have exposed their tight-assed stupidity for all the world to see. either. So they decided to display the statue from the back side. (the front faces the railroad yards, where there being only a few pass­enger trains nowadays, only the brakemen are likely to see DAV­ID as Michelangelo intended.) However even DAVID'S beaut­iful butt is too much for some cit­izens of Sioux Falls. Some want to add fig leaves, others are hold­ing out for boxer shorts. Thank God for the good (?) people of this heart-of-America, apple pie town. Just think how many innocent child­ren have been saved! It seems a Dakota born indus- It's certain that while in Big D trialist spent $350.000 for an ex- you're going to visit the new club, -·-·---·-·-·--·-·-·-·-·-· act replica of Michelangelo's DAV- the SPEAKEASY, whose owner's ID, surely one of the most beaut- face is seen in the photo alongside iful treasures the civilized chris- this column; in the photos, you will tian world possesses. The original see a large mural which is a photo has been unashamedly standing in taken directly from the wall at the Florence for centuries. Thousands Sundance Kids, a lounge on Maple no millions, of tourist and Italians where you will want to stop and have admired this necked beauty. meet some very nice people; the But apparently the good folk of ones who run it ... the ones who Sioux Falls just aren't ready for patronize it. this . (Will they ever be?) The gal at the keyboard, is in The citizens didn't want to re- the Mark Twain, relieving the ject this valuable gift, on the other pianist for a few moments. hand they didn' t want to gaze upon The teeny photo is Miss Speak- I~DA-VI-D'-s -m-a-scu-li-ne- -sp-le-nd-or --ea"sy- Halloween, 1973. Bobby. WONDERING WHAT Dallas ~Hff Y' ff f AU G DING Studi ··- 4111 BRYAN Al FITZHUGH "U 214 1231441 Page 6 ro 0 0 ? TO 4015 LeMMON AVf,. OPENS DAILY AT A P.M. ID 3J s ~ nf ~ ihtllaa , FREE DANCING I \ FREE AFTER HOURS I WEEKDAYS - :l:00 p.m. - 2:00 a_n,_ FRIDAYS & SAT l 1Rll..\YS - 1:00 p .m. - -l:00 a .m. \ I Free Beer Bust 5:30 Sundays , \ I 3301 J;/c :/unney 526-9368 UP..5TAlR6 OPEN TUES/4 SUN -..9 PM_ T ILL 2 A_N\ 52.8-3480 ( (­( · ~ Fun-Seekers Seekers, Etc. CONTINUED FROM PG 5 literally guests of the Cuna In­dians. After this, many called it a night. We we(!t to a casino and some went 'LOOKING' alread; An hour later everyone was tuck­ed in for the night. At seven the next morning, (Sunday)our baggage was put out front for us ready to be taken to the airport. Our tour of P.C. started at 8:30 a.m. We four were about to regale others with our sightseeing when we found ourselves in a sec­tion we hadn't seen. Our last stop before flying out was the Pan­ama Canal. Impressive and un­changed since 1913 except for the donkey engines which moves vess­ells through the locks. Arattle bang race through town to the city airport, dodging those hundreds of mini-taxis and their insane drivers and inattentive ped-esftrians is one memory I'D LIKE - TO FORGET. The airport has local flights only during daylight hours. No landing lights. If you've ever flown in a 6 - 8 passenger single or twin engine job, you'RE in for a surprise. They are very sturdy, albeit somewhat less com - &turdy, albeit somewhat less com­CORRECTION LAST 4 lines! sturdy, albeit somewhat less com­fortable than a big plane, and at 4000 feet this will bring from your guts courage you never sus­pected you had ... especially in the rains. The airstrip at ailigandi looked like an ant trail from up where we sat. When we were almost down to it, it looked more like a garden path. When we finally landed, it was like a plowed field. God the hankies and smelling salts ... those pilots are like bush pilots flying ANYTHING ANYWHERE! □□□ At the terminal, a 6x9 asbes tos-roofed shed, we--were askedis no electricity. None of your for a donation to improve the gadgets will work. If you can' t airstrip. Honey, I was ready to stand being barefooted,shirtless, give them everything I .. had! We and otherwise bare, or rough it finally composed ourselves and some, FORGET ABOUT GOING. lined up for the motoi· canoe- This ain't for you! Strictly down ride to our island, Islandis, the to basics. We didn' t need the isla de Ora. With eight of us f?lder?l we thought we could not in that little cayuea (canoe)we hve without. got just a 'LITTLE' wet. THE We_ stepp~d onto the dock at WATERIS VERY CLEAN AND Islandia to fmd_ that most ~four CLEARhere, and not briny.The !uggage was ~till at the airport ride over, took us only 20 min- m Panama Ci~y . Err~n, a Colt utes. Such simple beauty ... We model, never ~d g~t h!s luggage. would enjoy this new place for It was lost m Miami. Fortun-nine days. And we were READY ~tely,_ th~re were several then FOR AN EXPERIENCE! Just ~is size. . Smee our swimgear wasn't there, I got down to my nylon briefs and jumped in .... l could not stand waiting anothe r minute, the water looked loo di vine , and □□□At this point, let me say tha· this is not a trip for the 'ladies' WHO MUST spend hours prepar ing faces , hair, and clothes, be­fore being seen in public. Honey, the hassle is left at home. Whar you didn't bring, you don ' t have and can't get. Well almost. There il wa~~ CONTINUED OH PG 17 Page 9 w--Olz==----=...----..,..-----=--------=-_,,.--"_,. _____________ , ___ ,_ __________ -.. Birds,,ng .. . she's hard tu l'atl'h. i .-\lmo~1 alv.a) s. she spots me lift- .•.,' ing the ,·amera and then pose!>:but j I caaught a few l'andids anyway. !!fl Pass 1n Revue In Dalla s . one of the fun thin~s PASSI~G I~ RE\TE by Bob Cappell In Dallas. one of the fun things to do. is take candid photos of the people I know around tov.n. and do mv best to l'atl'h them off guard and then hope the pktures will turn out o.k .. bel'ause. unlike the fabulous photographer Wood)· Keas m)· l'la im to photos is that of a lu l'ky amatuer. But I also like to tag stories to some of the photos I take. and in a ll fairness . most of them are re­ally of people CAl.GHT off guard. For example: when I'm using a fast speed film in my camera. with a fast - flash. I usually take the one pkrure with their knowledge .. ... the second. is one they really didn ·1 expect'. Down below. here. ~-ou' II see Ronnie Sue. :-;ow in his case. I was at his bar just after his show be­gan. and Ronnie had surveyed the room looking for a better crowd, and his reaction is obvious. He wasn ·1 happy. but he thought about "better times" I'm sure. Later, of course. the place filled up. But I just COCLDN'T show him then, he looked too HAPPY. You all know Sally. Well, he practically DARED me to take the photo. and I had to wait until he turned away before I grabbed him. The piani st at the Mark Twain, (top. second from right) wasn't falling asleep from the Hurricane set in front of him, he was simply trying to pick up the "key" . The picture of Dave (THE VIL­LA) v.·as taken just AFTER he de­cided I v.·asn ' t EVER going to take it ... doesn 't he look a little dis­gusted? There's nobody·cuter than Arthur (SPEAKEASY)when he's in the process of making a drink for someone. You can see he really studies the situation.And Cindy Yo11·11 notil'e a shot of Buddy. ~ (SPEAKEASY)l had just gotten .. through telling him I was only ad- ·'./ jusdng tht> l'amera. v.hile he v.as •1• saying: ··Don't you take a pil'ture ,,i of me looking like this ... I look fit awful!..·· So I took it! ~ The pkture of the TROPHY j winner (MISS MARK TWAIN) was ~ taken while he was genuinely and /, happily des<'ribing how he won, ii ~-hile I was " supposedly" adjust- ! mg the camera. I And the dancer, well he was .,. just ' 'showing" me the pose he ;a; uses at TEX .L\NO .JOE'X ,: Anyway, taking the pix is a Jot ~ of !un and I enjoy it. I hope you ~ do too. :,:; OPEN SEASON ~ FOR COPS ON GAYS I I i i i .•~ I was down town one night and saw two men and their girl friends drive round and round the block where one of the gay bars is located. Anyone coming out of the bar or walking down that side of the street were harrassed by gest­ures and lewd names. On one of their rounds around i the block two of the gay boy ' ' were walking toward their car and i these boys in the pick-up called ... , them names and one of the gay .;\ boys answered back. The two guys ~ jumped out of the truck and ass- •.··, aulted the ones on the street. One of the gay boys was wearing glasses 9· · which were broken in the incid- •'_'_,'. ent. It wasn't much of a fight but ., the guys in the pick-up kept up their harassment one even pulling a pocket knife. The boy whose glasses were broken broke clearly away and called the police. The police arrived heard the charges, NOW AT OUR NEW LOCATION CORNER SHEPHERD ' . 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The NUNTIUS wishes to ask the paper out. " paid or it will not be run. indulgence of its readers for the failure to publish in November. After years of publication it was the first month and the first time that any other than the editor - Phil Frank had relied on outside help tc get the paper out. It was arranged with Bob Cappell that he sell the ads for which he received 1/2 of the funds in exchange he was to assist in gathering information during the preceeding month and get it to the office so that it could be typeset and the layout made. The October issue was late be­cause of the delay of Bob Cappell in getting in copy etc., on the 15th of November which is the deadline and the date of publication Mr. Cap­pell arrived at the office with two persons "to help him get the This being neither here nor there The previous statement that the the NUNTIUS will hereafter be published monthly without any help paper would be out monthly - should . have been - the paper will be out from unrehable outside help. whenever there is enough adver- The NUNTIUS has not been at any one time financially able to tising and copy to make it worth while. pay its own way and has been THE NUNTIUS HAS BEEN AND subsudized by Phil Frank.. STILL IS THE PAPER OF THE The only real help in the reporting ' GA y COMMUNITY OF TEXAS. IT of interesting and informative news HAS NEVER BEEN OPINIONATED has come from Phil Janson from OR SUBJECT TO "ONE-MAN'S Dallas who has withdrawn his sup- OPINION" BUT COPY RECEIVED port and help for our failure to FROM YOU THE READERS. supply hi~ ~ith_ copies of tl?e , Support from you will be ap­paper - distribution problems m . preciated Dallas. RGH here in Houston still . · Thanks, is very helpful. Any advertisements hereafter appearing in the NUNTIUS will be mailed in "camera ready" or with clear printed or typewritten copy for our reproduction pre- Editor The Nuntius and Staff Wish You A Very Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year -·-·---------:---·-·· -.:a.- --- El CJ:C.-.:Y EC .528-8900 900 LOVETI Page 16 ·, • PRIVATE. f!ATI/ CLUB HOUSTON ..3401 MlLfM AT FRANCIS FN!le4IICE ON r/?ANCI.S VISITS 1uf6PAY-WePNE~PAY-lHURS ~~ ~IDAY. SATLl~OAY-5UNDAY ~SP'> OPEN Z4 HOURS SZ.3·8840 CA.OSEI) MONDA)' l111nJl·dialcl.1 afLt· •· wt· l,..-:i1 -~d our ')ohio. picturc~qucl,> named ·\10:. "l.\"IS'i'A ' (OTHERSWERt: \ ,\:\1 ED MER VISTA, THE IIILTON T Iil, ANNEX,etc.), WEexchanged ,.,,e money for beads - those 11me snap-apart plastic one~ - which we used in place of money. Four for a dollar. For example, beer - three beads; cigarettes - two beads; mixed drinks - five beads. That may sound high. but ice, liquor, etc., had to be flown in daily at a charter price each day of $126.00 plus the basic cost of the item. After the swim we were ready for our first cocktail hour. Oh yes, we did dress - - beads, short shorts, and bare feet. We were getting to know our fellow tour members better by now and found them to be from many areas in eluding South Africa, Tangiers, Canada, australia, France Brazil Mexico, HOUTON, L.A. ' ' □□ □At dinner, so many messkits were not there that we ate on the china provided by management. The rest of the week we ate out of our kits and washed them each use. The food was tasteful but the tours were the main attraction. We caught several tours where we visited Achutupu and Ailigandi where we viewed pre-Columbian culture_; the Cunas are becoming recognized as the makers ofmolas - a reverse applique design in brightly colored cottons. In the States, Neiman-Marcus sells them for $50. to $175.00 each, depend ing on the quality of workmanship. In the islands of course, they sell for a pittance. Of course there IS THE AIR FARF □□□The jungle safari was offered daily in the mornings (no guns) and we walked about 4 - 5 miles in and back. A breath-taking exper ience. No, Dorothy, no lions, or tigers .... they were way out back in the jungle. We saw one little It didn't move. We did! All types of tropical fruits were on hand. No Comment. Limes, oranges, bananas, coconuts, along with mangos, papaya, and cocoa beans. We could pick them, but did not. Except each was able to taste the pulp from the cocoa pod. VERY SWEET. The beans are too bitter to be eaten raw. The climax of our safari was a skinny dip. The river, which we crossed several times on its me­andering way tin search of the sea is spring fed , cold, and delicious. No tropical germs . You know what cold water does to you. it was strictly 'little me' aftder my first plunge. The scheduling for lunch, etc., is routine and th meals are light. Natura lly, -one may swim and sunbathe at any time during the day. He must be mindful of the little sea urchins which dot the lagoon floor, and always of the coral. Other than that, splash a­way! One may also grab a 'quick­ie' in his bohio if roomates arr on tour or just out for awhile. Most of the time it wouldn't mat­ti• r anyway. - ----free-for-all! □ □ □Several teenage boys came ove1 Several teenage boys came over from Ailigandi village toplay volley-ball with the gringos. They are a very athletic people. The Americans may be taller, but, baby, they have lovely things going for lhem. There is also fishing and skin diving. You can look for shells and two ancient Spanish Galleons sunk close by. Treasure?Who is to know? Erron brought up an old jug from one of the ships. Since our island has two smal­ler uninhabited islands within a few yeards there was traffic. Priv­acy- seekers for nude sunning and swimming. Another island about a mile south is also deserted. OP­correction CORRECTIO N CORR# other littleislands. Just don run aground on a cora I reef. It can be treacherous. Coral can cut your feet and legs to ribbons if you fall in it. By five, the siestas are over .' as are baths in the cold-water bohio stalls and so everyone gath­ers in the cantina for happy hour presided over by Garcia, our in­dian bartender. Dinner was served up by an ex-naval chef, with a real knack for cooking delicious dishes. One night we thought we were dining on chicken and later found we had eated IGUANA. □ □□About Dennis Barton, our host he has a fascinating background and is wonderful with people. He knows the legends, stories of the area and patiently tells all. he ha, in the year about our group and was aware we were Gay. He had had some misgivings before meet ing us, but one night confessed we were yhe most interesting, intelligent group of people he had met. F ;attery, maybe. But we be­lieve he was telling the truth . He was still thinking about the old myth regarding Gays, and we weren't what he really expected. Our group throoughly overwhelmed from him head. Drinking after dinner put us in the mood for other things, and strolling the beach by moonlight is a delicious way to spend an evening. The beach is a trippy place after dark. For those who have had their fill , there is the quiet rustle of the palms and the sizzle of the waves to induce sleep. Many personss conversed on the beach into the night ... every night. At least that's what they SAID they did. Despite what some claimed, it is a BIT dif-· ficult to 'CARRY ON' IN A HAM-" MOCK! FINAL REFLECTIONS: 'The ROOM With A View'. I have a lovely picture of a blond friend peeched on it. ROOM IS A TWO­HOLE PRIVY ON STILTS OVER THE WATER AT ONE END OF THE ISLAND. open on two sides to the sea - - private to the is­land. No Glory-hole. Marvelous place to meditate. Private accom­odations in the bohios. I have never see a group of relative strangers, especially Gay ones become a cohesive commun­ity with such speed and grace. We ate together, slept together, shit, showered and shaved togeth ­coral cuts, etc., but most import­antly, we laughed and played to­gether. We laughed at each other and at ourselves. That' s a rare quality we have forgotten in to­day's mad rat-race. For those of you who are wait­ing your turn for peace and love, you may obtain information on the COULTOURSto Isla de Oro from: The Colt Studio, P.O: Box 187 VILLAGE STATION .............. ... .. NEW YORK CITY;N.Y. 10014. ADJUNCT FOR THE PRECEDING The tour these people have gone on, is only one of many available in the country. Many people have the erroneous idea that such trips are reser ved only for the wealthy or have be a package a lready in existence. This is not only not the case, but it saddens one to think of the many wasted times, people have missed; the golden oppor­tuni ties awaiting those who have the time to arrange their OWN tours. For example, a good travel a­gent, can, without much t rouble, advise you how to combine a tour of your own that can be cheap, easy to manage, and where you can go at a fraction of the cost. If such travelling interest you, select an agency that does this for its professional living, and then find out from it what it can pack­age for you. And plan ahead now, for a spring or Fall camping tour. It's easier than you know. And to prove, simply start using your phone to get the agencies inter­ested in you. 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W1lhng to settle down Y ur om . . . to a free and honest person. I'm your cost ofhvmg- WnteGaymate 37 years old 5'10" - Spanish - Inc. Box T, 4615 Mt. Vernon, young at heart - Please send photo Houston, Texa_s 7~006 address and phone to P. 0. Box for your apphcation. All_ requeSts 1883 Waco Texas 76710. answered promotly and discretely. _ _ '_ _ _, _ _ _ _ ______ _ - - - - - - ----------· QUIERO qualified instruction in Spanish conversation and grammar in exchange for excellentinstruct­ion in piano or singing. Write TMT, P. 0. Box 35125, Houston, 77035. POWERFULLY ENDOWED STUD Champion Marine wrestler body, I plus wild action for you. All ways, ruggedness you will want to awe. Pictures and curiously satisfying story $2. Savnite #10, 6515 Sunset Blvd., Rm 202, Hollywood, CA 90028. Turn it on now. Filmmaker doing GLORY HOLE movie. Seeking men well endowed. Identity anonymous if necessary as camera focus is the GLORY HOLE. If interested send details to - RODGERS, P. 0. Box 66856, Hous­ton 77006. Technicians needed, too. PHOTOGRAPHER will shoot any thing that you are big enough to do, or will print anything that you shoot. P. 0. Box 23232, Hous­ton, Texas 77028. MCC NOW MEETS- 6:30 on Sunday evening at 2211 Kipling Apt. A.. Call 522-4446. and meet gay guys 23-35 years ~-------------­of age, with hairy and well built YOUNG AND HUNG W /M , blond, blue-eyed, 5'11" tall, and 145 lbs. Seeks relationship. Rick, Box 953, Forney, Texas, 75126 or (214) body. Will send photos to guys 522-9117. who will write to me. - TAN WANG SENG, P. 0. Box 817 - Cebu City J-317, Philippines HEi!RiJ-e G>• Is 69 times The Problem OF HOMOSEXUAL ABVSE. NUNTIUS PUBLISHED MONTHLY ll'.>USTON, TEμ5 Editor - Phil Frank Associate Editor - Steve Jonsson · Advertising-production/ Bob Cappel/ 4.,1:, ML VERNON . HOUSTON; TEXAS 77006 524-5612 STUD STATIONERY! Send for de­tails- sample. Must be 21 and sign. Festive Enterprises, 3909F Cole Ave. Dept. N Dallas, Texas 75204. FOR SALE - 32 case electric beer box - like new $400. 00 - Call 522-5609 . FOR RENT - small garage apt. furnished - you furnish electricity. ,_ __________C all 522-5609 - - - - - - - -------- I I Letters to Editor Dea r Editor: We want to thank you and your staff for continuing to send us copies of your paper. As the only " homosexual" information center in the world we get reques ts for information on homosexuality and the movement and need to have our library complete with material from as many groups, geographi­cal areas, etc. , as possible. We believe that such publications as yours do a service to the comm­by letting others know of new groups , etc . Many publica tions do not do this since they, unfortun­ately , do not s upport the whole movement, but only those g roups that conform to thinking political or religious thinking. I have per­~ onall~ for years had to be pat­ient with each new young gay lib leader that wanted us to conform to his or her thinking. Only this year a young lady tha t I had urged a college professor to invite to speak to his class, because no other group existed for women, took up the class time and latter the professor's time putting down me and the center. The fact that many of the new self-appointed leaders come from the Socialist Workers Party might have some­thing to do with their fear of freedom of thought in the move­ment, since they have divided loy­alties. And the movement will have to survive the promotion of char­latans and exploiters by the news­media and many college professors who only know what Time or Play­boy knows-or says. The 99% of the average 20 million Americans who perform homosexual acts do not get honest balanced coverage. Even in the gay press. Our world­famous bibliography is used by the thousands of college and public librarians simply because there is no other that is balanced and has no political or social or religious viewpoint to promote. Our direct­ory, which you received but have not mentioned, also gives a list­ing that is balanced and based on existing groups. You also got our last news­letter which you did use in var­ious ways. Since you did not as responsible editors and journal­ists contact us, I will not force any information on you, but some­day you may want to reexamine your trust in government officials, etc. Sincerely, William Edward Glover for the Homosexual Information Center (incorporated), a service of the Tnagent Group, men and women who have worked for over 20 years in social service, civil liberties, and education on the subject of homosexuality. Gentlemen: Enclosed is $4.00 for 12 iss­ues of NUNTIUS. Send to address below. I am 45 years oldandhavebeen gay since I was 13. I drank soc­ially without problems until I was 30 years old. I then contracted the disease alcoholism. Alcohol­ism is recognized as a disease by all including the American Med­ical Association. After 13 years of uncontrolled drinking I went to Alcoholics Anonymous and asked for help. That was almost three years ago, and I haven't had a drink since. I have learned now how to live without alcohol and scarcely think about it anymore. I have lear_ned to cruise the streets, bus stations and bars all without al­cohol as a prop. As you may know we in Alco­holics Anonymous help ourselves by helping others . There are no dues or fees fo A.A. ; we are self supporting through our own contri­butions . A.A. members never nev­er never cha rge anyone any fees whatsoever for helping other a lco­holics. -------·--·- - Could Nuntius, as a public ser­vice publish the following, maybe in " TRAD'N TRICKS" S,1l\ ~E ~PARTMENT Gays get alcoholism too . To learn how Alcoholics Anonymous helped me in Dallas, call Lee B. (214) 234- 2632. 478-0224 AUSTIN, TEX. I would use my full last name but it i s contrary to the A.A. Twe lve T r aditions to do so. That is why we are Alcoholics Anony­mous. By theway "Gays get a lco­holism ... " is accepted good usagr as alcoholis m is recognized as , disease. Thank you. -t-MIX~D DRINK~f POOUt PA11o* DANCING MR'ftNPff2~ I Am Respons ible ... When any one, anywhere, r eaches out fo. help, I want the hand of A.A. al ways to be there . And for that; am res ponsible. ~D · DON ·MA~t,,Y- AL, :•&. ..,•. ...~ s• I. • • •• ~- ·r.· ~.·? ~:-~ P .S. For information on A, see the telephone white pages undei Alcoholics Anonymous. Enscose, is an introductory pamphlet o A.A. in Dallas we have the nuc ­leus of a gay Alcoholics Anony ­mous group. In addition there are some 50 groups of A.A. in metro­politan Dallas. . \. .. . . . . . . . . . :• • • .. . . •. • •• • • • ·•. • •. .·= ~ ·- . ,l,1,,,,.,,/>,., ~ ·.,:· • ~• • U FfA7VC'!I' •• • I I . :•lJ.'··',· w •· ·M~- ~ , ··•, . ·:~- .. ~:-: ~ ,A;,,,,, ~- ·.::N ·:.~!.~ . ·. -~··. . -~. • .· . •v -.· Dear Phil Frank; I thought you'd like some news from Winnie Tex and surrounding towns. We are to have seen the largest transectual in Texas ( I think ) He' s 6' 2" wears a 12 shoe, he used to work at the Exile. He's .. f: .•.• .••. .... .., • ;.,.,- .. now in Florida undergoing the 28 RIO operations .. His name was Bobby 28 GRANDE Mouton. Now his brothers says - ·- ·--•--·- •- ·- ·- ·- ·--·- ·- ·- ·---•- •- ·--·- ·--•-- ·• it's Booby Mouton? Check with Bob Beckmann or Peter Pachece they are in the Houston phone book. Bobbys whole fanily, he says must be gay. He has six brothers and one no, now two girls . There was a Rice festival here in Winnie, and was it ever gay? Hamshire is mostly a gay town too. The Off Main in Beaumont is verry active and popular these days with the Drag shows (really good) Sex liberation found in study Youes truly, FA B NEW YORK (UPI) - The ~ United States is in the midst I of a "vast, profo11nd and un­precedented" sexual libet• ation movement, according to a survey published in Play­boy magazine. The survey said that pre­maritial sex has become both acceptable and widespread, with the c h a nge most noteworthy ln women. The "social changes related to sexual liberation have been vast, profound and unprece­dented," the survey said. "Americans are more toler­ant of the sexual ideas and acts of other .persons than formerly and far, far freer to envision various previously forbidden acts as possible for themselves.'' The survey was commis­sioned by the Playboy Foun­dation and conducted by the Research Guild, Inc., a pri­vate research organization. It indicated that although sexual attitudes 9f Americans h a d gone through radical changes since the Kinsey study 25 years ago, the changes have not destroyed "institutions necessary to the stability of society itself." The survey inrjuded inter­views with 2,026 oersons over 17 - 982 men and 21,044 women - living in both cities and suburbs. Seventy one per cent of those surveyed were married, 25 per cent single and 4 per cent divorced. In his sexual behavior study a generation ago, Dr. Alfred Kinsey reported that one-third of single women. in his study had Intercourse by the age of 25. The Playboy survey found that about 75 per cent of single women admitted pre­marital relations before 25, and said they were doing it more frequently. In other findings, 32 per cent of the married men un­der 25 surveyed said they had engaged in extrillJ!arital rela­tions, only a slight increase over the Kinsey figures. How­ever, ,24. per cent of wives un­der ~ admitted extramarital affairs, a jump of about 15 per cent since Kinsey"s study .. In contrast, the survey said; "The great majority of people still feel that love aod sex are too closely interwoven to be separable at will or for fun. Anywhere from 80 to 98 per cent of the men and women in our study say that they or their mates would object to any kind of ex!l'0.marital sex experience ners.11 by their part- In relation to this, more than half of the divorced per­sons interviewed said that ex­tramarital affairs caused their marriages to break up. Other findings included: • Couples have, in general, considerably increased the variety of sexual techniques. • Homosexuality did not seem to have increased in in­cidence since the Kinsey sur­vey, but "it has most definite­ly increased in visibility." In addition, about half of the heterosexuals interviewed dis­agreed with the statement "homosexuality is wrong." • There has been decline i n the use of prostitutes among single men in the 18-24 a g e r a n g e . In Kinsey's sample nearly a third of the single men between 16 and 20 resorted to prostitutes. The Playboy survey sliowed only 3 per cent of single men re­sorted to· prostitutes in the past year. • The statement "Sex ls one of the most beautiful parts of life" won a yes vote from 90 per cent or more of the men and women in every age group. Page 19 "NOW OPEN" UIN THE VILLAGE,, 'fHE AMP ·c.posT 2417 TIMES JUST OFF KIRBY Dancing Look for your personal invitation in the mail Norma & Jerry HOUSTON, TEXAS ... -'~:·-- ,. ··----·- - - - - -- !, 7~ ~lill@m~ ~"°"' to th ~ ~ t,,t, Z,a&u. 7eru ,, FEAllJRING: Mixed drinks I' ,1 • Dancing ii ,I Live entertainment I I 11 ~-;?I~~ 1-lfuH,. ;1 Draught Beer 15¢ I Name Beer 35¢ ii I Bar Drinks 50¢ :, I Call Drinks 75¢ (ALSO VISIT THE BON SOIR) I TI'~~ ad n~ :i . ~t* rn~~@rnrn *~~ $ 4516?/te~ * ( 2'14) 526-9328 - -- - - 40l5 iEMMON AVE #1- l7A~A6.I / OPENING 1100, DEC. 21 8:00811. 2614 S.SHEPHERD check us out: •OOC0/8f •mixed drinks •dancing •gameroom hours: 11a.m.-2a.m. mon.-sat. 1p.m.-2a.m. sun. - - - HIIPPY HOLIDIIY - - - ... Page 22 Perversion, Violence Traced Porno and Crin1e Linked San Antonio Express • Nov 14, '73 By DAVID TOMLIN Of tile Express Slaff Graad Jary Text Page 3A A special grand jury report Tuesday traced perversion and violence in San Antonio's por­nography trade and linked local adult movie houses and book stores to national crime syn­dicates. Last Friday the same panel capped nearly three months of investigation wllh 34 mdict­ments for conspiracy to distribute and exhibit pornographic material. Tuesday's report also criticized "respecta­' ble members of our community" for leasing buildings for adult theaters and called for tighter licensing procedures to restrict them. ~lajor findings in the report arc as follows: • Eleven of 13 theaters that have operated here and all local adult book stores are con­trolled by state and national crime s~·ndicatrs, at least one of them which "appears ,,. ~arc definite Mafia connections." • Officials of one national organization planned a bombing assassination of a local adult movie house compehtor. • Male and female prostitutes, some of· them teen-agers, have solicited business and performed sex acts in some theaters. • Films shown locally go beyond "the old stag or party film" to show oral and anal sodomy, sexual abuse of children. sex acts with animals and "every form of moral .depravity the human mind is capable of except cannibalism." • Local theaters have routinely violated city health and fire safety codes and state cor­poration laws. The jury called for a lobbying effort in City Council and the state legislature for la\\s prohibiting the display and sale of obscene material. The report also asked City Council to review its enforcement of licensing. health and fire safety ordinances as they apply to adult book stores and movie houses. Dist. Atty. Ted Butler's office has reported that its investigation in connection with the grand jury probe has ·resulted in the closing of eight of the theaters with others expected to follow suit. • Get itall,,, $4,00 - 12 lssu-;,s t:IQSsified Advert,ising _ 10¢ per word I i I NAdadmree s_s_ __________ City __________ _ ------~~ .. State....,. ____ _ Zip The NUNTIUS ---- 46-15 Mt. Vernon H_auston,· Texas 77006 VOLUME 4 HO • ..W 1973 & OUR COMMUNITY HOUSTON, TEXAS
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