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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 12, December 1973 - File 020. 1973-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. March 1, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/2793/show/2787.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 12, December 1973
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date December 1973
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 28912012
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
Rights No Copyright - United States
Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript Letters to Editor Dear 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 requests 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 comm- by letting others know of new groups, etc. Many publications do not do this since they, unfortunately, do not support the whole movement, but only those groups that conform to thinking political or religious thinking. I have personally 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 that 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 news- media 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 world- famous bibliography is used by the thousands of college and public librarians simply because there is no other that is balanced andhas 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. <______,________________M-i^-i-i-^-»» Gentlemen: Enclosed is $4.00 for 12 issues of NUNTIUS. Send to address below. I am 45 years old and have been 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 learned 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 nevernev- er never charge anyone any fees whatsoever for helping other alcoholics. Could Nuntius, as a public service publish the following, maybe in "TRAD'N TRICKS" Gays get alcoholism too. To learn how Alcoholics Anonymous helped me in Dallas, call Lee B. (214) 234-2632. I would use my full last name but it is contrary to the A.A. Twelve Traditions to do so. That is why we are Alcoholics Anonymous. By theway "Gays get alcoholism..." is accepted good usage as alcoholism is recognized as < disease. Thank you. I Am Responsible...When any one, anywhere, reaches out fo- help, I want the hand of A.A. al ways to be there. And for that; am responsible. P.S. For information on Aa see the telephone white pages under Alcoholics Anonymous. Enscose' is an introductory pamphlet o A.A. in Dallas we have the nucleus of a gay Alcoholics Anonymous group. In addition there are some 50 groups of A.A. in metropolitan Dallas. 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 now in Florida undergoing the operations.. His name was Bobby 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) Youes truly, FAB HE PARTMENT 478-0224 AUSTIN, TEX. #MIX£D PRINK6^POOL*PAtlO^DANClNG 6AElENPe££ EP-PON-MAEuy-AU ;'&;. attyfo <Mw VeaA 'sne 2828 RIO GRANDE Sex liberation found in study * 3 "3 i% • ■fill fill -»'?»■? 8 S - c fill NEW YORK (UPI) - The United States is in the midst of a "vast, profound and unprecedented" sexual liberation movement, according to a survey published in Playboy magazine. The survey said that pre- maritial sex has become both acceptable and widespread, with the change most noteworthy in 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 of Americans had 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 included inter- views with 2,026 persons 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 extramarital rela- tionsj oniy a slight increase over the Kinsey figures. However,^ per cent of wives under i> 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 and 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 extramarital sex experience by their partners." 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 age range. In Kinsey's sample nearly a third of the single men between 16 and 20 resorted to prostitutes. The Playboy survey showed only 3 per cent of single men resorted to> prostitutes in the past year. • The statement "Sex is 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
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