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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 3, No. 12, December 1972
Date December 1972
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript =.::.::.::.-::..-::..-::..-:...-:...-_-:_-_-_-_-:;--:;:..:__:=============================================================--==== tJie 8VUNcr1us _V:..;O:..:L:.:UM:..:::..:E=-=3c.:N.:..:0:.....::.12=-------------F=-O=-U=-R:.:....:Y:..::E:;.:.A:;.:_R::.:Sc...0=-F=-=SE::.:R:.:.V.:..:l:.::C:=Ec..TO.::..::.._:TH=E:...G::;A:.:.Y:.....::C:.:O:::M:::M:.:U:.:.N:.:.IT.:.Y.:._ ___________ .=D-=E=CEMBER, 1972 REHAB CENTER site of rape attempt? MISS DAVID CONTEST~ IN DALLAS Joseph David Hill, 21, is in the jail ward of Be.n Taub General Hospital in Houston as a result of a beating he took at the County Rehabilitation Cneter. When he recovers from the severe beating he received from other inmates recently, Hill says, he won't be returning to Houston. Hill was arrested November 5 in the 100 block of Westheimer when the pol ce saw him hitch­hiking. They said they found a quantity of marijuana during a search and he now stands charged with pos­session. His memory isn't too good, these days, he said. Hill had been un­conscious and critical for a week. "Somehow," he said, "I ended up in the hospital." Hill suffers from hemophilia or bleeder's disease which prevents his blood from coagulating. Any cut for him is a matter of life or death. Hill says he does not remember anything about the fight which put him in the hospital. Jay Evans, Sheriff's investigator said he has run into a blind alley on the case. Other than for anon­ymous tips impossible to verify, he said, each of the eight men in Hill's cell claims he was sleeping when it happtned. A source close to the "prison grapevine" or rumor system gave The Houston Post one version of the incident. The source told. The Post that another inmate - - "A mountain of a man" -- attempted to commit a homosexual rape on Hill about 4 a.m. November 22. Hill refused and struggled, the source said. The man beat Hill with a mop handle, the source said, and Hill lay unconscious and bleeding in the cell until five hours later when a deputy was told that Hill was hurt. "I don't remember any of that," Hill said. "in my memory nothing like that happened." He said it is hard for him to believe that another inmate would try to •'punk'' him when there were probably weaker men in the cell who would not resist. From Gay persons that have spent time at the County Rehab­ilation Center, the NUNTIUS is told that rapes and "gang b;rngs" are a common occurrance at this institution. the impossible dream -- that's corning true. In the beginning . . . gay people existed. We have existed in every culture and time since. Recorded history tells us we were in ancient Egypt more than 4500 years ago. This ancient queen can't remem­ber quite that far back, but he does reacll very well what Dallas was like when he was just coming out. There were nc gay bars. None. There were not Gay Pride Pa­rades. No grande costume balls in plush hotels, No gay organ­izations working to change unfair laws and help the gay community pull together. No gay publications. No gay movement. In secrecy we meet each other through friends and in public toi­lets. We had our parties in the privacy of our homes. We were afraid and ashamed. For years psychiatrists had been telling us we were sick. For centuries re­ligious folks had preached that we were evil. So we thought of ourselves as sick and evil. Even to this day there are those among us who say, " Why shouldn't the police arrest and harass us, after all, we are queer." In those dark days, the best we could do was put on a clown face: we camped and screamed and told queer jokes. We tried to act gay and called ourselves butch. But were we? Thousands fell on their knees and fervently begged God to make them "normal." When that didn't work, those who could afford it sought psychiatric help. Others took up weightlifting, skydiving, and motorcycling vainly trying to prove that big muscles and the male - macho - image would void homosexuality. In desperation, many troubled gay people turned to rnarraige bringing hurt to others. Some of our brothers and sisters committed suicide. In 1950 shings started to change. The first gay organization, Mat­tachi. Jie Society, was born. Then came ONE. Today there are more than 400 organizations in large and small cities and villages all over the nation and in Europe. More and more of us now boldly tell psych­iatrists, "Just because one is different, doesn't mean one is sick - - unless he is carefully taught The winner of MISS DAVID was Carmen Del Rio from Atlanta re­presenting the Club South Baths, 1st runner-up was Mr. Lisa rep­resenting the Villa Fontana, Dal­las, 2nd runner-up was Ronda Blake representing Ray Zellers Beautiful People from Atlanta and 3rd runner-up was Tiffany Jones, "Miss Red Room" representing the Red Room - Houston, Texas. The shows MC's were "Big David" of the Bayou Landing, Dal­las and Scagnola from Florida. BAYOU CITY GETS LANDING After months of searching the The Bayou Club in Dallas, Texas was known to all as one of the largest fun clubs in the nation. Den­nis Sisk bought this club in 1971 and after several months of operat­ion felt that this was not the club for the Dallas Gays because of the antiquated facilities. In looking around he found a building in Dallas that had been a club called the Pearl Street Warehouse. He took this club and called it The Bayou Landing, this club he opened the 1st day of January this year. The Bayou Landing Dallas has been most successful since the first day of business. In February, just two months after having moved into the new location in Dallas he started look­ing in Houston for a club location. Several proposed spots were pre­sented for his consideration, one being the old Sage Club on Memor­ial Drive, but the Dallas Club owner and the property owners could not come to terms on this building, as a result it was dis ­corded. Two weeks ago, Mr. Sisk came to Houston to look over the Barna Ballroom at 2020 Kipling which was at one time the sight of Van's Ballroom. Van's Ballroom burned some years ago and the existing club building, the Barna Ballroom was built about six months ago. The new building had everything new, fixtures, equipment, decorat­ions and all. Mr. Sisk's first comment on seeing the Barna Ball­room was "Jezzzzz, I didn't want the Dorne Stadium," but took it anyway because of its size and location. Despite the newness of every­thing, the club was not to the liking of Mr. Sisk, he wanted something different and plush for the Houston Gay Community. "The Bayou Landing, Houston will be the finest in the country when I finish," said Mr. Sisk. "I am completely redecorating this building and will have everything that we have in Dallas, and maybe more." The opening date is the 7th of December and we are all most anxious to see what is in the offering for us. The NUNTIUS along with all gay businesses and their woners, employees and customers welcome this new operation to the Houston Gay Scene. OUR COMVIUNITY NOThiNG hUMAN is ALieN TO us • .. to believe he is sick. And how are you?" We tell the church. "If you won't accept us as we are, we'll start our own churches." We march in parades, not to shock straights but to declare, "We are here! Stop trying to pretend we don't exist, or that our numbers are small. Gay is not a four letter word.'' We publish to inform straights, but mostly to educate ourselves. We are growing in strength, be­cause we are coming together. Even some straights are saying, "I'm not gay, but these are my friends." The time is ripe to take the next step up. Both Houston and Dallas are making heroic efforts to do just this. Each city needs a building: a place where gay people can go to give and receive. To give help, to get help. To love and to be loved. A building shouts to the world, "Here we are. Out in the open. Unafraid and unasha­med. We are here to stay. All who enter are welcome." Houston has its new Montrose Gaze and Dallas will soon have a Metropolitan Community Church building of its own. Butbothgroups need help. We can not let these efforts collaps and set the move­ment back. We O mean ALL of us) MUST lend a helping hand. Both time, work, and talent. Even those who feel they can't "come out of the closet'' (and this is understand­able) could at least donate a few bucks anonymously. There are ab-out a million gay people in the Southwest. U each would give ONE LOUSY BUCK, not a whole bunch, JUST ONE DOLLAR, both build­ings would be paid for with money left over to put to work. This writer is not a member of Mont­rose Gaze nor the Metroplllitan Community Church, but that is of no importance. These noble efforts will benefit ALL of us. Therefore he is asking for some support from every gay in the Southwest. A handful of people are tearing out walls, pulling nails, sweeping the floors, wiring, sanding and painting the new MCC building in Dallas. A faithful few are working just as hard in Houston. Why should so few do so much, while so many sit on their butts? HELP PEOPLE. Help just a little. The Montrose Gaze and the Metropolitan Com­munity Church buildings will bene­fit us all - - even if we never step inside. We can't aford NOT to help. We can't. Please give something; time, labor, or ONE LOUSY BUCK. labor, or ONE LOUSY BUCK. The addresses are: Montrose Gaze 504 Fairview Phone 528-9069 Houston, Texas 77006 Metropolitan Community Church P. 0. Box 1344 Dallas, Texas 75221 (new building: 3834 Ross Ave.) Phone: 823-6279 or 826-0219 Last 'motive': a sad postscript (Texas Methodist - 1972) - Those who were subscribers to ""motive" magazine when it folded in July of 1971, received two long-promised "last issues" last week. They deal respectively with male and female homosexuality. During its 30-year history, "motive" was always contro­versial. Because it attempted to speak relevantly about the church to young adults, it frequently ruf­fled the feathers of older church­men accoustomed to traditional forms of relitious expression. This amounted, for the most part, to healthy disagreement. As "motive's" editors gradually became more and more alienated from the church, and moved to­ward serving the magazine's re­lationship with the church, they became correspondingly less con­cerned with making relition rele­vant. In its last years, the maga­zine became almost completely secular, and strongly pro-Marxist in its outlook. The formal break with United Methodist sponsorship in 1971 ended all pretense of "motive" being church-related, it soon collapsed altogether. This outcome was unfortunate, but necessary. The just-delivered "gay" is­sues which came morethanayear after' they were originally promis­ed to subscribers, are neither Christian nor otherwise religious in orientation. They are nothing more or less than special interest publications parading the assumed virtues of homosexuality. They seek unconvincingly to equate the struggle for "gay liberation" with the struggle of Negroes to gain their full human rights in America during the 1950's and 1960's, and the present "women's liberation" struggle. The basis of the editors' appeal is nothing biblical or othe1;­wise religious, but rather their self-authenticated belief that "gay Page 2 is great." These issues provide a sad postscrip to the "motive" which once was. It would be easy for persons receiving, or even hearing about, these last two issues of "motive" to become offended and outraged by the subject matter. To do so, however, would be to make much ado about very little. Only a per­son wanting to be convinced of the "virtues" of homosexual be­havior could possibly be influenced by the publication_s in qui:sti?n. "Motive's" de1D1se, and its m­glorious "last issues", do raise some questions which churchmen have tended to ignore, and with which we should begin dealing. First of all, how should" straight" Christians relate to homosexuals as an emerging sub-group within society? Some means of affirming the rights of homosexuals as per­sons without affirming what most Chri;tians consider to be their unacceptable behavior patterns, would appear to be in order. In any case, the church_ cannot honest­ly and morally continue to operate as though "the gay problem" does not exist. Second, we need to find some means of recovering, as a church, the concern which "motive" or­iginally represented: bow to relate the Christian gospel meaningfully to college students and other yo~ adults. This age group--to which "motive" once related - - is increasingly turning to other secular and religious outlets, few of which are institutionally re­lated to the church. To date the church has created nothing to replace "motive". This is tragic. If the church is to have a future among young adults, the need for some type of communi­cations medium comparable to the old "motive" must soon be re­cognized and met. SOMETHING FOR THE WOME ) There are jobs for the most (by a woman closeted, non-talented queen in history as well as the most for. Attitude: the bearingassumed_by ward capable male butch type. males relative to females,_ rn- Let's just see if the males are dicative or their inner feelings, really willing to work together for opinions, etc. our community or if they just want Whether gay or straight, females to dominate! experience implied and actual P.s. --Women--the challenge is downgrading whenever they en- double-barrelled. There is a counter the majori!Y of males. _The women's organization (Daughters fact that the male is often obVIous of Bilitis--nationwide -- and a to what he's doing and adds insult local group); there are Womens to injury. . . publications (we recommend SIS-Example: a recent discussion TERS $5 _ 12 issues, 1005 Market with a gay brother: Street Suite 208, San Francisco, Brother: What have we done? Califo~nia 94103). Are your tired Suddenly you feel you're put down of being represented and judged in some way. How? We've let solely from a male point of view? you be officers. What more do you Do you have something _to offer? want? we believe ALL lesbians have "LET us be! 0 come on -- something to offer? We believe if a brother had been as capable ALL lesbians have something to and/or willing ht: would have been offer and gain by working together. elected to the office. . There is a small active nucleus . Most men assume lead_ership and of the Lesbian Community labor-titles, but leave the shit work to ing now, and major changes and females. When a woman holds openness coming to Dallas are office she must supply both the largely the result of their boldness leadership and the shitwork - - BUT and activity (MCC - Dallas was - - if results are less than st?pen_- started by a woman, the Gay Pride duous (as the male ~ould fike it Parade is headed by a woman). to be) then he app?logises with fe- Think how much more could be eble excuses which preclude the accomplished with greater num-struggles of the woman to get the hers of Lesbians working together! job done with little or no co- Join Dallas' DOB. Call 824-0770). operation while the males sat on their asses. This happened most recently related to Dallas' First Gay Pride Parade. The male chauvinistic attitude toward women is hard to take any­where, but twice as objectionable when encountered in the Gay Com­munity. Lesbians are "twice put down" - - for their role as wo­men and for their role in the gay community (and sometimes also because they're "nellie") sho.uld know how it feels and be twice as careful not to project such an attitude toward their gay sisters. We should be understanding and fight our battles together beyond doubt. Perhaps the "put down" and condescending attitudes of gay bro­thers toward the Lesbian is be­cause they are so tired trying to assert their manhood and male­ness, covering up their own un­justified feelings of inferiority. To this I would say, "be yourself; accept yourself and quit taking it out on us!" I hear the howls and counter­charges regarding "Dykes" and "butches" already. (Remember, all Lesbians are not stereotypes either, regardless of physical ap­pearance). Some of these charges, unfortunately, are true - - partly because many Lesbians have re­acted to the male attitudes of superiority and won't have it any­more - - they totally reject. I no more condone this "female chauv­inism" than I do "male chauv­inism''-- BUT if you sincerely believe the male of the species, as a whole, doesn't leave the work to the female, then I challenge you: - PROVE IT! Dallas Gays, through the Circle of Friends, has accepted the City Council's "hurled glove chal­lenge" and their WILL BE a second DALLAS GAY PRICE PAR­ADE! Women are working on it already (so are some of their gay brothers) - - get in there and work with us. The COF meetings are not social liason teaparties. There's much to do before June 30, 1973: floats to create; signs, educational devices, etc. to be made; letters, posters, flyers to be written, printed, distributed, ideas to be proposed and implemented; funds to raise. (by a man) Notice ! said, "women!" Wo­men in the movement don't like to be refered to as girls, or even ladies. And they'll let you know it real quick. Another thing they don't like (but until lately endured in silence) is "beefcake publicat­ions." Thumb through any issue of the NUNTIUS/OUR COM­MUNITY, the ADVOCATE, or QUEEN'S QUARTERLY. What do you see? Beefcake, beefcake, beef­cake. Well, not always. Sometimes you see men flexing their mighty muscles in brief posing trunks. Or you see men in drag. Which brings me to my point. Where are the women? A straight reading gay literature might well ask, Are there no gay women? If so, are their numbers small in comparison? Are there any publications aimed primarily for gay women? Are women not active in the movement? OR is it, un­like PLAYBOY's playmate, gay women just don't post in the nude? We don't like to leave questions unanswered, so we will try to answer some of them, and ask the gir (oops) women to answer too. We also invite you, dear reader, to send us your comments. How great are their numbers? According to Kinsey, there are more gay men than women. How­ever lesbians doubt this. Lesbians say that men are just more open about their sexual preference and this frankness is reflected in sex surveys. But, a recent PLAYBOY poll showed that women of the 70's are becoming more liberated, and according to this survey, on college campuses there are more gay women than men. Yes, there are gay publications directed primarily to women. THE LADDER by the Daughters ofBili­tous is by far better written than most gay publications. But because it appeals to the intellect more than to the groin (meaning that it doesn't contain nude pictures), it is not as well circulated (meaning it's not commercial). Lastly, and most importantly: women are in the movement. As a matter of fact, if it weren't for women working alongside their gay brothers. the movement just e is a ~rs ti a ,ens ,IS- •ket )CO, 'eedd ~w? er? ve eve t to er. eus r-and are ess was ·ide ian). be Im- ,er! 170). lo- ! to :ven IOW hey red at- ~; 0 (. f- ~etys s. int. ght rell ?n? t in my for ive !Ill-i. ay de? ~ns ~~ 00. er, ·s? ire w-ms ,en md :ex DY she ~d, on ,re 1ns :IE Ii- ~~ re it it ng ly: ~s 1't ~ir 1st the 3535 Westheimer 622 5942 622 9149 2 Da nee Floors Sound System 3 Bars - Piano Bar wouldn't move. The recent GAY PRIDE PARADE in Dallas was a victory for all gay men and women - - but most of the hard work was done by women. So, why are there no pictures of women in so many gay publicat­ions? For several reasons: One, they don't have cocks. Two, that old saying (by men) "women thy name is vanity" is just so much crap. Ask any goodlooking, well­hung young man to pose for your camera and he's flattered. Almost immediately he'll ask, "Will I appear on the cover?" The cover yet! But don't ask a pretty lesbian to pose for you. She just isn't interested in having her nude body on display from coast to coast. And furthermore, financially she just can't aford to come out of the closet - - yet. So when we display the NUN­TIUS/ OUR COMMUNITY, we fre­quently hear woman say, "Men. Who wants to look at nude men all the time." I al.ways reply, "Well, get us some pictures of a woman (nude or otherwise) and we'll be glad to print it. Until then we'll print what we can get." ' MINI-PARK Announces Discount Policy The MINI PARK THEATER in its continuing policy to provide Houston with the finest in male adult films announces a discount plan that will save patrons money and stimulate gay community bus­iness. Discount passes, offering a $1 off regular ticket price may be obtained at the Storybook at 1312 Alabama and Mr. Frizby's, 3401 Milam. These passes are valid at any time except during the regular discount hour from 5 - 7 PM. The MINI-PARK plans to make these passes available in clubs and bars throughout the gay community. Upcoming films to be featured at the MINI-PARK promise to offer the years best in hardcore enter­tainment. "ROUNDABOUTS!' di­rected by Dick Martin a jaguar Production, is a natio'nally pro­moted film that has had great success on both coasts. Also coming soon is '' A DEEP C_OMPASSION" starring Jim Cas­sidy, perhaps the best since "Boys In the Sand." Both are scheduled around the year's end. Coming up are "SW AP MEAT " "ASSAULT" and "GET THAT SAILOR." The MINI-PARK isat2907Main 528-5881. The MINI-PARK wili get you off. •• • Business ~ Personal ~-­asn~ ~1126 Autrey . . . . ". Buisness accounts welcome OUT OF TOWN customers welcome We will write and place your ad Gay Moil 1126 Autrey ' Houston, T exos 77006 Write for rates toylored to fit your needs. 522 5609 (713) Gay BACKSTOP BRANDI - SAYS! by Brandi West The Month of November brought many fine shows. The "last Tues­day in November Mr. Kitty Keye was the featured guest ·star at the Glass Stein's T.N.T. Review. I can say that the Stein was packed to standing room only for the entire show. At the end of the show at 12:30 the people still wanted more so the cast continued until 1:30. The shows regulars are Steph­anie Carr and Misty Morn. Another highlight of the month was when Della Reese, who was appearing in Houston, dropped in to catch the show at the HI KAMP. It seems that during ."Eartha's" number "Champagne Taste" Miss Kitt went over to Miss Reese's table and removed her champagne bottle from her bucket then took Della's glass out of her hand and headed back on stage. At the end of the number Miss Reese was the first to cheer for Miss " Eartha's" standing ovation. What a way go standing ovation. What a way to go 5lmsricas Gzaest Gay Ear CBeautiful cpatio u'Uixed COrinkg ontana B23-0372 1315 SKILES Page 3 Page 4 I ii ii I I ............. ,,.,, " · ti 1111tllllllllltlll)lllltlllllllttt 11ltr1tt1tfillllllll I • ......... , SHOWTIME - SUNDAY WEDNESDAY TUlSDAY 9 ti/ 11 proudly presents "THE FUN THREE" 612Hadley 226 8242 HOOTER TIME 4 - 7 Draft Draft .15( Bottle Beer .35( Bar Drinks .50( ,, " YOUR TIME IS VALUABLE •. . • . • OUR SERVICE IS FREE J. PHIL GEYSER IOI 8811 5601 Lovers Lane (Crest Realty) APARTMENTS .HI-RISE Eartha!! Jan Russell is stl.11 Jrnock­ing 'em dead with her rendition of "Wall Street" Down the street at the Red Room Tiffany Jones and the fabulous four are recovering from the special this past sunday with the star from The Bayou Landing in Dallas, Big David. Oh, by the way, Jerry Van­over's new production number Crom ''Applause'' is a must!!!!! Best Professional of Texas, Dase­hell is still pulling standing ovat­ions for her Dianne Warwick num­bers •- rave on "Bannas!" THERS A LOT TO READ THAT ISN'T BEING READ TOWN HOUSES CONDOMINIUMS HOUSES 3209 WESTHEIMER HOUSTON, TEX, 770'ZT 524-9065 One last bit of info for you who wonder -- Houston's ventriloquist Manchy Lane is now working at "the bath" -- you can catch his show every hour on the hour in the group therapy room -- get 'em all Mandy! by Allen Young At long last, there are some books about gay people by gay people. These new books, more than a dozen in all, are the direct result or the gay liveration move­ment, just as recent titles about women, Native Americans, Chi­canos and Blacks are a result of the analogous movements. There's a big difference, how­ever, and it has to do with the special nature of gay oppression. Unlike their counterparts from the other movements, none or the gay books are talked-about best­sellers. They are receiving neither the publicity nor the sales ap­propriate to the fact that the U.S. has an estimated 20 million homo­sexuals, or to the fact that sex roles has become a major social issue or our ti.mes. It all has to do with the strength of straight society's taboo against homosexuality. As a result of this powerful hang-up, publishers tend not to publish or promote our books (most of which have been published by small independent low-budget houses), bookstores tend not to carry the books, critics tend not to review them, and read­ers tend not to buy them. Both straight and gay readers are af­fected by the same taboo. My ex­perience hawking gay liberation newspapers at anti-war marches tells me that straight men are the most up-tight about the subject of homosexuality, and indicator of the link between gay oppression and may supremacy. Happily, however, we have the books. Hopefully, the publications mention in this brief bibli­ography are only the beginning, but that depends on how much the public, straight and gay, permits their considerable interest in the topic of gay liberation and homo­sexuality to move them to take this reading matter into their homes. I will start this annotated bibli­ography immodestly with a book co-edited by Karla Jay and my­self. It is Out of the Closets Voices of Gay Liberation (Douglas Books, 1972, distributed by World Publishers), available in paper­back and hardcover. 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N..o.u..·!. ....• llff C'1RClf. 01 FRIENDS •• 6146 ST. MORITZ DALLAS, TEXAS 75214 I'm mteresttti m learn,ng more Jbout the c, 1 Org;,nizat,on and how I c<1n l!Kpand my '>OC1al Ide I enclose Sf 00 for postage ;,md han dhng Name _______ _ Age_ Address _____ _ __ _ City _____ State _ _ _ Z,p Phone No. ..... 5 rectory of gay groups. Out of the Closets is a gay /feminist/revolut­ionary book including articles by lesbians, gay males and Third World gay people. While the book doesn't attempt to have a "correct line," its articles were collect­ed for the purpose of putting to­gether a radical anthology. The book is in part an assault on the traditional left for its sexism (in­cluding the Cuba controversy), yet of all the gay gooks this is the one that most speaks to the issues of race and class. It also touches ism within the gay movement, though this issue has been dis­cussed in more detail since the time that the anthology was put together. The reader will meet a lot fo gay people on the pages of OUT of the CLOSETS. While a few of the essays in this. authology are somewhat ideological (a re­sult, no doubt, of the authors' Marxism), the majority are ex­ceedingly personal. That is one of the essential aspects of gay lib­eration; our politics is contained in our lives. Many of the new gay books are personal tales of involvement in the gay movement. Arthur Bell, in Dancing the Gay Lib Blues (Simon and Schuster, 1971), tells of his participation in the disil­lusionment with the Gay Activist Alliance (GAA). The book includes lively descriptions of gay mili­tancy in New York during the first year of the movement, with Arthur's crumbling love affair as a backdrop. John Murphy's Homo­sexual Liberation: A Personal View (Praeger, 1971) tells of his experiences in New York's Gay Liberation Front (GLF). His chapter "Queer Books" is a must for anyone interested in literary criticism. In The Gay Crusaders {Paper­back Library, 1972),KayTobinand Randy Wicker provide personal/ political portraits !Jased on inter­views with 15 gay activists. Most of the people portrayed in this book are associated with the more moderate wing of the homosexual movement. Many of them have very interesting stories to tell which in part pre-date the traditional birthday of gay liberation (i.e., the gay riots at Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn bar in late June 1969). I Have More Fun With You Than Anybody, by Lige Clark and Jack Nichols (St. Martin's Press, 1972), is a warmly-told tale of two gay lovers and their perspective on life. Lige and Jack think of them­selves as committed to the goals of gay liberation, but they write mostly about their friends, family, apartment, parties, and trips (in­cluding a tasteless, reactionary report on a male brothel in Puerto Rico). They are decidedly hostile (for good reasons and bad ones, I think) to the radical wing of the gay movement. On Being Different by Merle Miller (Random House, 1971) is a skinny little book (overpriced, like many of these books) half of which is an article published in The New York Times Magazine in early 1971. The most interesting aspect of this book is the story of how the article came to be published, and what kind of reaction there was to it. The New York Times Magazine received more letters in response to Miller's article than to any article in its history (an important indicator of interest in this topic.) Many of the letters are discussed in this book. While young gay movement people be­lieve that Miller is disagreeably rniddle-aj1ed and self-pitying in his approach, I feel that he re­presents an older generation of closety homosexuals who managed to survive and endure without gay liberation consciousness. There is something here worthy of our ad­miration, even as w1: develop new life styles more suitable to new generations. An anthology scheduled for pub­lication later this year is The Gay Liberation Book: Writings By and About Gay Men, edited by Len Richmond and Gary Noguera (Ramparts Press). It includes art­icles by movement people and also by "famous gays," such as Wil­liam Borroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Goodman and Gore Vidal. Some of the new books represent the exclusive perspective of male homosexuality, and as such largely fail to deal with the way in which gay males, as men, perpetra~e (against our own interest, ulti­mately) the values of male supre­macy. The Gay Mystique: The Myth and Reality of Male Homo­sexuality, by Peter Fisher (Stein & Day 1972), is the polotical handbo~k of the male-dominated, white middle-class sector of the gay movement, specifically New York's influential Gay Activists Alliance (GAA). Fisher's book is, nonetheless, a very informative account of the reality of the gay men's world, including the pain and oppression we experience. One especially interesting chapter tells about the unique role of gay men as schoolteachers. Another chap­ter discusses sado-masochism in the gay world - - a taboo subject within a taboo subject. The Gay Insider: A Hunter's Guide to New York and a Thesaurus of Phallic Lore (Traveller's Companion, 1971) is a "liberated" gay bar guide: but I find Hunter's no_tion of liberation uncomfortably akin to Closed Monday Phone: 528-9772 presents "THE REVIEW" starring that of the hetero;exual newspaper Screw -- sort of the meat-meets­meat approach, which gay liberat­ion supposedly is trying to com­bat. A professional approach to the subject is made in Homosexual Behavior Among Males: A Cross­Cultural and Cross-Species In­vestigation, by the late Dr. Wain­wright Churchill (Hawthorn Books, 1967: Prism paperback edition by Prentice-Hall, 1971). He responds very effectively to the sick­ness -and-sin theories of clergy­men and psychiatrists. This book is especially recommended to those "social scientists" who have accepted "evidence" that homosexuality is unnatural or sick. I happen to think that we have had just about enough of straight people writing about homosexual­ity, but other gay people I know like a few books which include a sympathetic straight (liberal/ professional) perspective on the topic. They are The Same Sex: An Appraisal of Homosexuality, edited by Ralph Weltge (Pilgrim Press, 1969); Society and the Healthy Homosexual by George H. Weinberg (St. Martin's Press, 1972); and The Homosexual Dial­ectic, edited by Joseph A. Mc­Caffrey (Prentice-Hall, Spectrum Books, 1972). The McCaffrey book contains Suzannah Lessard's "Gay Is Good For All Of Us," un­questionalby the best article on gay liberation written by a non­movement person (it's reprinted from the December 1970 Washing­ton Monthly). Do I have a favorite gay lib­eration book? Yes. It is: Homo­sexual: Oppression and Liberat­ion, by Dennis Altman (Outerbridge & Dienstfrey, 1971, distributed by E. P. Dutton). Altman is a young Australian university professor ~JAN RUSSELL {lEARTHA featuring E. D. LOY ❖❖ ZANZIBAR ❖❖ DIANA WRIGHT SHOWS NIGHTLY 10:00 p.m. Tues. Fri. & Sun. Page 6 LIVE BAND Sat. Sun Special BEER BUST 8 - 12 $1.00 Christmas Show" whose book (out in paperback soon) most clearly offers a view of the consciousness generally referred to as "gay liberation." He elo­quently attempts to include the development of gay liberation in the context of feminism, third world liberation movements, and the counter-culture. Altman's book, in conjunction with other works ment­ioned in this bibliography, ought to be read by all people who think of themselves as politically-mind­ed and is highly recommended to college teachers for courses in contemporary human relations, sociology, political science etc. For the historically-minded, there are two books of note. The first year of the gay movement (1969-70) is carefully chronicled by Donn Teal in The Gay Mili­tants (Stein &Day, 1971). Basic­ally journalistic in its approach and poor on analysis, Teal's book con­tains lots of quotations from people and publications and much detail about events, with a heavy empha­sis on New York City. There is also "The Gay Liberation Move­ment," by Jack Onge, (alliance Press, 1971), a pamphlet tracing the early period of gay liberat­ion. · Most of the books mentioned above are heavily weighted toward or entirely devoted to male homo­sexuals. In fact, all feminist writ­ings are basic to an understanding of gay politics. There are two re­cent books specifically on les­bianism: Lesbian/Woman, by Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon (Glide Publications, 1972); and Sappho Was A Right-On Woman, by Sid­ney Abbott and Barbara Love (Stein & Day, 1972). While most (though not all) of the males in the gay movement recognize the link be­tween women's liberation and gay liberation, the writings oflesbians make that link all the more real and explicit. One of the problems of our movement, as I have indicated, is the failure of many men to deal with male supremacy. This has led a small group of gay men to take what many consider an extreme or or dogmatic position. They have broken entirely with gay liberation and with the word gay, preferring to call themselves " faggots" and "effeminists." Their angry pub­lications deal primarily with the failure of gay men to combat male supremacy. For a listing of ef­feminist literature, send a self­addressed stamped envelope to Templar Press, P. 0 . Box 98, F. D. R. Station, New York, NY 10022, and The Effeminist, Box 4089, Berkeley CA 94704. Low-priced pamphlets aboutgay liberation (as well as feminism and other topics) are also published by the New England Free Press, Rm. 401, 791 Tremont St., Boston MA 02118. There are a number of col­lections of gay poetry - - by gay men as well as by lesbians. The poetry, as well as many of the titles mentioned in this article, can be obtained from the Gay Liberati on Book Service, Box 40397, San Francisco CA 94140. Another good source for gay pub­lications is the Oscar Wilde Memorial Book Shop, 291 Mercer St., New York NY 10003. A self­addressed stamped envelope sent to any of the addresses ment­ioned in this paragraph will bring you their price lists. Do the same to get an up-to­date selected gay bibliography from the Task Force on Gay Lib­eration of the Social Responsibi­lities Round Table of the American Library Association, BarbaraGit­tings, Coordinator, Box 2383, Phil­adelphia PA 19103. MADAM FERTILIZER 61 Years young! - MOTHER TO DRAG - FRIEND TO ALL C:-,- MOVIES .1. he THURSDAY <::JJriar 'Patch 5709 Oram ,...&...~ :: ~ BEST OF THE HOLIDAY i * SEASON TO EVERYONE FROM THE BRIAR PATCH STAFF REENVllLE Dallas, Tex. 824- 9190 witlt, 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY! Gay {jfteting Cat:dc6! . by~bb THE NUNTIUS 4615 Mt. Vernon Houston, Texas 77006 Please send me-- set of 18 cards <ind envelopes at $6.00 per set. (Add $1.00 for handling and postage) Total amount enclosed is______ -(Check or money order - sorry no CODs) NAM~. ADDRESS _____ _ CITY _______ STATE --- ZIP __ _ 3 each of six different cards in each set. Page 7 ., » • l1 1it l1Ulltllt1 If Labor Day at FIRE ISLAND Here 1 am at Love Field Airport about totakeoffonthemostdream­ed of trip in my life. Maybe the most dreamed of trip in your life too. A week in New York City four weeks in Europe and back to New York for several more days. Since I got to go and some of you haven't I'd like to tell you about my experiences. Chuck had driven me to the air­port to see me off. Here's where it all started: The plane was two and one-half hours late taking off and I said "Dear, I hope this is no clue as to how the rest of the trip's going to be." Knowing full well it was. No, I'd never even been to New York before and was a bit skitish about getting lost between the air­port and my friends apartment and about fantastic cab fares. You see nobody told me that the limo­sine to Eastside Terminal was actually a bus and I stood in front of the airport terminal an hour, letting several go by before some­one told me. Finally arrived at the apartment about 10:00 p.m. Fred, the boy I was visiting, was waiting for me to go eat. He wanted to know everything that had happened in Dallas since he'd left and was trying to tell me everything that had happened in New York at the same time. We went to the Village and had dinner at the Country Cousin (love that place). All the time he's reminding me that we must get to bed early cause we must get up very early to leave for Fire Island at 3:00 a.m. I remind him of the time but he says "You've got to see the Turks first" and so we strolled to the Turks - - - Honey, this one coJldn 't believe her eyes, such carrying on. I wanted to hang around but he reminded me again • Page 8 II ... that we had to be on our way to the island at 7:00 a.m. and so we went back to the apartment and crashed. Up at seven, quick breakfast and off to the train. We arrived on the island at mid-afternoon and settled in a tiny room with three twin beds and five people, includ­ing me. It was cold, cloudy and damp. I loved it. The whole miser­able thing built up some hidden excitement in me. You know, I was so cityfied I didn't know board­walk meant board walks. We hobbl­ed from Cherry Grove down the boardwalk and along the beach to the Pines to TEA. It's the first social gathering of the day and everybody whos anybody shows up. There must have been at least a thousand people there. Many well known screen and stage stars. There were models I recognized from fashion magazines. After Tea was over we went back to our room at Cherry Grove and freshened up for dinner and went to eat. Then back to the Pines for tea time. Before we left it came a storm and I do mean a storm. So we got a couple of plastic garbage bags from the chef and pulled them over our heads and headed for a party on Hot Tuna Lane. Honey, we trotted all over that part of the island in plastic garbage bags that night and it was more fun than I , can remember ever having. The party turned out to be just a party so about 5:30 a.m. we waded back to the Grove in our little garbage bags and fell into bed. Sunday the skies cleared and we spent a good portion of the day cruising the beach taking pictures and gathering pebles and phone numbers. That night I ventured into the dunes and had one of those romantic paperback novel affairs you know, •••••• • • • •• I ~ • I I '1 the king you dream about. Sex under the stars the pounding serf, it was fantastic. Of course, this wasn't enough, later I ventured into the brambles. It was pitch dark until someone struck a match. You've never seen so many writl)­ing bodies in your life. Then the match went out and total darkness. My mind was reeling and suddenly hands were all over me, my bathing suit was gone and with it went the last of my inhibitions. show me the way to the Grove. This is all happening to me and I don't believe it. It's like some book you read - - not real life. And every story comes to an end whether it's true or fiction. Around 5:00 a.m., worn to a frazzle and raw as a cucumber I finally convenced someone to It's Monday, Labor Day, now and· today we go back to New York. I don't want to but we must. One thing consoles me though, I've never been to New York before so there's got to be a lot in store for me there. So back on the "Fairy Boat" and off we go. THE CAREFUL PLAN by Pete Billac prologue To those of you who find reality and the truth offensive, I suggest you do not read further. This story is true. It is of two people who meet and fall in love; one immediately and the other in time. It is humerous, warm, compassionate and very, very real. It's a part of life. STORY From the first moment I saw Angela walk past me in the school cafeteria, I knew that she was the one I needed and wanted to spend the rest of my life with. I was only 18, and a college freshman isn't supposed to really know about love, but I was old enough to know my own mind and Angela was it. Her long blond hair tossed from side to side when she moved. The scent of her perfume dro','.e me to almost instant panic as she brushed me when she passed close, I could feel the shock from my stomach down. Her lips were large and sensous and her body was lean ... typican sun-tan-commercial-type ... bronze colored, blue eyes, white teeth. I had to meet her. I set out on a plan, a careful plan, because I didn't want to take the chance of losing her. I needed information. I as!<;ed one of the guys sitting across the table from me who she was. "Everybody knows An~ela Taylor," he said in a low whisper as though saymg her name was a secret. "She dates dozens of guys but I understand she doesn .. .. " He stopped without finishing the sentence. "She doesn't WHAT?" I asked. "I made a promise to myseld," he answered, "never to discuss a girls reputation or pass on Page 14 FOREIGN CAR SERVICE 5415 Fannin at Calumet FREE ESTIMATES on body work and repair Foreign Car Specialist ,. ✓,;- -"- -·· .... __ . 528 9362 Hours 6 A.M. to 10 P.M. e e I EDITORIAL l A very long time ago I asked my mother what Oscar Wilde did and she said "nothing", consigning him to oblivion along with her ideas of him as a man. Later, I defined homosexuals as exactly the same as you and me except for one detail: they preferred their own sex in bed. Much later, I made a distinction between the generation: older women were twe2d-suited and had cropped hair, older men were the cliche'd limp wristers and eyebrow-smoothers who went into interior decoration. The young, on the other hand, were still exactly like you and me, only probably more radical on account of experienced repression. Much, much later (now, in fact) my categories have finally broken down. The young, too, are split and split again and some seem really quite breathtakingly different from you and me. All of which has confused me no end, since I - - like many others - - need to feel that, superfical differences aside , we are all brothers and sisters under the skin and a mere trifle like a choice c,f sexual partners cannot change that basic similarity. Yet even I can see that some of the ancient cliche's about homosexuality (promiscuity, a need for inherent risk to spice up sex, an obsession with youth and beauty) are all alive and well, under the age of 30 and living in Houston, Dallas and all over at any rate. The oddity is that these cliche's should flourish at a time when thousands of gay people are working harder than at any time in their history to overcome prejudice. The courage this campaign takes cannot be underestimated - - apart from the psychological rejection by "straight" society, homosexuals find their jobs at risk, physical violence is a common hazard, the boys in blue persecute and prosecute. "Cock sucking", the name gay people give to what the police so hate - - the activities of male homosexuals in public lavatories - - is an example of this paradox. The origins of cocksucking are easy enough to understand: driven quite literally underground by straight society, unable to contact other homosexuals, the public lavatory becomes the only meeting place for lonely men. With the dawning of Gay Liberation many openly deplored the practice, citing it as an example of a minority condemned by prejudice to experience sex in sordid surroundings. But, unfortunately for reason, there is obviously more to cock­sucking than meets your average heterosexual eye - - it seems that many find it fulfils a definite sexual need, surrounded as it is with furtiveness , sexual anonymity, a very present danger of arrest. There are, after all, well-known men with no shortage of sexual partners and every facility at their disposal for having sex in comfort and safety, who prefer to court their own destruction by using public lavatories as pick-up points. What heterosexual equivalent is there for this practice, this need? Can it all be put down to conditioning? And from what I am told by concerned homosexuals the gay con­centration on youth and good looks, the almost fascist exclusion of the ageing or the plain as sexual partners, the dislike and even contempt for expression of a human rather than a sexual relationship can become, among some groups, near pathological. "Liberated" women have been accused of turning men homosexual through fear of their sexual aggression. My God, from all I hear it's when they are homosexual that they've got the real fight coming. Some homosexuals, too, have an aggressive attitude towards heterosexuals that is, at times, irritating and irrational (though heaven knows, they've suffered enough from heterosexual aggression). They tend to insist on the bi-sexuality of human beings, but they ignore the fact that bi-sexuality, to coin a phrase, works both ways. If I am challenged to explore my homosexual side I must be allowed to challenge a homosexual to explore his heterosexual side. But if I do, the chances are I'll be accused either of prejudice or, oddly in people who dismiss Freud and all his works (gay is not con­ditioning, gay is natural) of being a 'latent' homosexual. If you've thrown Freud out with the bathwater, you've thrown out the concept of latency, too. All this can be upsetting because if you wish gay people well, want to see an end to prejudice, have homosexual friends you like and respect, then you fear for their future, not to say the present damage to the personality that I believe inevitable when one human being treats others as sexual objects. The facts are that we're still a generally disregarded, disliked and misrepresented minority whose prime need is for increased public comprehension and awareness of what not merely 'gayness' but warm, responsive human living is all about. .. all that talk about better social acceptance sounds fine, but when, oh when, are we going to start treating each other better? That's where it all begins ... one youngster I know is currently very depressed by the values he feels expected to adopt from people, even of about his own age, on recently encountering the gay scene - - a sort of environmental pollution. And from where came this hatred of straight people ... ? Neither you nor I nor anyone else are· any better than anyone else. We each have our skills and talents, unless the repression of society has twisted us so far as to-render us useless. You didn't choose to be gay and most of you couldn't choose to be straight - - do you think straights are in any way different, except that it's a little bit easier for them? We are all oppressed and all brothers in our oppression ... what have you given to someone who may want only a gay club to go to unmolested and be free of interference and insult? I'll tell you . . . more insult and from the only group of people - - other gays -- to whom he can relate. Fascism in a frock has come to GLF. 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I understood proud _of himself with his pre-law and sanctimonious Angela s mild resentment. She was silent for a minute b.ullshit but all I wanted was information on the girl as though she was making up her mind as to whether hke who she dates and where she lived and other she wanted me to walk with her or not. She looked non-pertinent information but I knew I could prod spoiled, maybe because she was almost flawlessly this ,ierk and get whatever answers I needed that beautiful. I'll bet she always got her way but you he might know about. can bet that I wouldn't give her her way ... maybe "Well, just tell me what you HEARD " I asked. at first ... bit I was the one who set the rules in "I;m grown_ and I won't tell anyone you' told me." my relationships but first, I kne,w I must get them He shook his head no and puckered up his lips as if "hooked". No matter how many approaches she's had to say, "!UY h~nor !s involved", and I would have tried on her before, mine, I pron:iise, will b~ different. l~ved to Just kick his ass but I decided to press a I'll be patient and understanding and wait and when bit more and finally ... he told me that he heard the right time comes ... whammo ... she'll never she was a "tease". I smiled at that, even la~hed. know what happened. Patience was a quality I had I knew how most guys were. Just because the girl mastered even at my young age.,_ and also, another wouldn't do their bidding on the first date or first rare item in conversation ... T«UTH. I think truth couple of dates, they called her frigid or a tease is the swiftest kind of bullshit there is. Some won't or thought she was some kind of weirdo. I was glad buy it but if they don't at least YOU know it was she was a "tease". I didn't want to think that anyone true and that's worth something. had ever touched her. I wanted her all and only for "Please DO walk with me Pat," she answered me. . .. breaking my silent thoughts. "You seem nice, . Everybod.J:' has some kind of hang up or other but almost shy, and it's a pleasure seeing that. These nune was evident only to the people who REALLY athletes are so rough and crude and think because knew m~. In high school I guess I "made it" with they score touchdowns or get good press releases, twent.l'. ~ive of the girls in the school. I t was more tha~ a girl is Sl!posed to be awe struc~ righ_t into surp_nsmg. too because I wasn't considered super their bed, that if she doesn't want to Jump m the lookmg, kinda cute maybe, and I simply HATED sack with them that she's sick or something." Her sports. I scored I think, was because I was polite face reddened and she apologized. "I'm sorry," and gentle and because I would never brag about she said. I don't know why I'm telling you this my conquests like most others did. I wouldn't DARE! we're strangers." She blushed deeper and stopped If dad ever found out he would have killed me. talking. I knew the feeling. 1 had seen it happen in My entire family was deeply religious ... almost . . . you guessed it . . . back in high school. fantastic. My brother, six years older than I was As we walked side by side I let my hand swing and married and had two children. His wife, as' this touch hers a few times. She evidently didn't think did my mother, wore long sleeved, high necked anything about it and I felt an indescribable sensation dresses during all seasons and inches down from run rampant through my entire body. Damn, how I their knees even during this short dress age and wanted her but I knew the role I must play ... always the most drab colors imaginable. patience, polite, slow, easy then .. well, then we'd Not every SUNDAY was church day either. Every see. DAY, twice on Saturday and almost ALLDAY Sunday We walked slowly, chatting as we went, then said found our entire family grouped together in those goodby outside the Hi.story building. I watched her ol!I church pews giying thanks to the Lord for every- walk away and k_new that,. to conque her, I couldn't thmg you could thmk of and saying prayers to all even make the shghtest mistake. sorts of causes and for all people. I didn't have all of my classes scheduled yet. So you see, with this type of background my Angela, a freshmen and Liberal A1-ts major the same affairs had to be kept secret. All the men in my as I, did not have her schedule completed and it was family would marry only virgins and they had to be easy to schedule classes with her. My plan was to virgins themselves. It was the RULE. I was having become friends first and then, move in at the my own silent rebellion . I just didn't "dig" their right moment ... not too fast or I'd lose her and type of life. Church, prayer, virginity and religion not too slow either or one of those animal football were crammed down my throat to where it was players just might find her during a weak moment almost automatic to me but when I gook that big and tie her up. step and got away from it ... I was exactly the Angela and I had lunch almost every day. We opposite. It was a wonder I was allowed to go off to talked about a variety of things and had many of the college except that my parents were convinced I was same interests. We would often go for long walks pure and this school is a religious institution. in the park, just across from the university, and spend I had one SPECIAL girl in high school who was hours talking without stopping. Other times we would more or less my steady. All of my extracurricular just sit and watch the squirrels scramble about in that I never liked sports and that's because I was the trees playing tag, or follow the small waves never very coordinated and I did not like ROUGH the ducks made while swimming lazily, seeming sports anyway. I went to see the GIRLS play volley- trouble free, in the lagoon. I often wondered if they, ball, basketball and softball. The few times I did go the squirrels and the ducks, had feelings for each to the football games (at times everyone was required other the same as humans and whether one of them to gg. You know ... school spirit and all that ra-ra was in pursuit of the other the same as I was for stuff) I can't ever remember seeing anybody run with Angela. or catch a ball ... my eyes were glued on the cheer- On Saturday night at the weekly school dances, leaders. Angela and I would always go together yet we would Thus you havethatpartofmybackgroundand have separate almost immediately. Whenever we walked been introduced, partially, to one of my major hang !!1.1 there was always a rush of guys towards her. ups. Now, back to the present. wnat could I say about it? Certainly I had no claim I finished my meal quickly, wolfing it down as on her attentions. Not YET anyway. There were though it were my last for a week. I just wanted to other girls there I could go after if I wanted to but make certain I'd be at the exit waiting for Angela as Angela was my choice. I'll have to admit to being she left. Damn, she had me excited. jealous and if I had my way I would have punched I took my foodtray to the cleanup counter and all of them in the nose but I couldn't embarrass gla.nced back over my shoulder to see if Angela had Angela. Had I shown jealousy, I think I would have fimshed. It even turned me on to see her gingerly lost her for sure. She told me how much she hated μrt up her fork and put food in her mouth and chew people who were jealous1 that it seemed they had it. I stood by the door a few minutes until I saw no faith in her. I grittea my teeth tried to smile her ~et up then I walked through the door and waited and waited . . .• waited. Two months passed and I outside •on the walk. She came out alone and I had hadn't even tried to kiss her. I had a few dates on to .swallow then lick my lips. My mouth had suddenly the same nights Angela had dates but they weren't dried, probably from my heavy breathing. I was fun. I thought only of her ... "Perhaps I'm TOO nervous and licked the perspiration from my upper slow and aP.parently not using the right approach?" lip with my tongue. I didn't want to be clumsy about I thought. 'She's thinking of me as a FRIEND and this thing. nothing more. She never asks me about my dates "Hello," I said as she stepped out. I had a wide and I would not dare question her about hers. I smile that I hoped didn't look too foolish, friendly don't want to know anything about her dates anyway, I ho~ed, but not devilish. "You're Angela Taylor it would just hurt me. "Hmm," I thought. "The time aren t you? "Yes I am," she replied with a quizzical is gettin~ closer ... it has to be. I'm about to burst look on her face. "Have we met before?" "No we for longing for Angela. I go out of my mind when I haven't," I answered "but you looked nice and I even THINK of guys kissing her goodnight or hold-wanted to meet you.'1 I stuck out my hand. "I'm ing her hand. I've never held her, in fact, I haven't Pat Owens.'' I tried not to shake her hand too softly even touched her. I've never felt like this before. and certainly not too hard. I didn't want to scare This patience and waiting is getting to me. It's her. I picked up the conversation. " I asked a guy about to blow my mind.'' One night, the night of our sitting across from me who you were." heaviest snow, I asked Angela to have dinner with "OH", she exclaimed with a suprise and a sigh me at my apartment. There were many apartments "and what did he say?" she asked with a trace of just on the fringe of the campus where students contempt. could rent if they didn't like the dorm. The first I knew what she was thinking. She had evidently any privacy and I wanted to be alone. I hadn't heard what was being said about her being a tease. "made it" with any other girls since I first saw We were only on campus for a few weeks, orientat- Angela. Even Ruby, my steady girl in high school ion anc class scheduling and counselling and all of had stopped writing. I was truthful with her and told that jazz, but news travels fast, especially about a her of my feelings with Angela and she understood, girl as beautiful as Angela. wrote a few letters, then fewer, then they just I answered with a smile. "He just told me your stofped. I wouldn't have felt right touching another name.'' She relaxed and a small op~ning appeared gir anyway. I would have only been cheating myself. Page 1-4 .:· M()NTROSE"""· GAZE SPOT-The Montrose Gaze, Houston's only Gay Community center had its own Thanksgiving celebration on November 19 at 2:00 p.m. in their rambling two-story house at 504 Fairview. A roast turkey and all the trimmings as well as baked ham and numerous vegetables, salads and desserts was provided by the members. On this gloriously brisk and sunshiney Sunday afternoon, the Center buzzed with activity, and a crowd of at least 50 persons made sure that everything was gone ~thin two hours. Folks dropped m, ate, rapped, danced and every­one enjoyed themselves. Around 3:30 there was a draw­ing for a lovely Lucerne watch and the beautiful Rafael Jimenez was the lucky winner. Then, ten free passes to the Mini-Park Thea­ter were given out. The Center plans a gala Xmas dinner on Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. and a much greater crowd is expected. There will be feasting, singing and dancing all afternoon long thrown in with the usual madness, and it should be quite an experience. Admission will be $1. for members; $1.25 for non-members. Now, I turn to you, the readers. This is your center, gay people of Houston. It's a place to come and enjoy an evening with friends learn things about yourself and your brothers and sisters. If you have something you want to try and lack facilities, we're here for exactly that purpose. W~'ve already got bridge, chess, Spamsh and gay rap groups going. Also planned are Hebrew and auto­mechanics classes planned and others in the programming stages. Come by any day of the week from 5:00 till 12:00 midnight and check us out. The phone number is 528-9069. KEEP THE FAITH John Rawls P.S. -- MAMMOTH VOLLEYBALL Game Sunday, December 10th - 2:00p.m. at the corner of Fairview & Yupon­Everyone Invited!! LETTER TO THE EDITOR To The Dallas News: The straightforward (but not sensational) tone of the Oct. 6 article, Male Pair Becomes Legal­ly Married, serves to highlight one of society's most pressing prob­lems. We may be thankful that homosexuality is no longer a pro­hibited topic for discussion. The problem does exist and it involves literally millions of people. We simply cannot ignore it or its effects upon our society. It is particularly unwise for p~rents to ignore homosexuality smce they, themselves, dramatic­ally help or hinder the sexual deve­lopment of their children. Studies indicate that a prime factor lead­ing to homosexuality relates to the family context in which the homo­sexual grows up. Confusion of parental roles and the dissolution of family structures appear to lie behind this social and moral problem. Parents concerned with the sexual development of their own children should actively seek to strengthen and stabilize the family unit. Althouth there is no magical cure for homosexuality, strong and stable families provide for the best sexual development of children. In particular, parents who embrace biblical Christianity ought to note the centrality of the family unit in the Scriptures and attempt to reflect this emphasis in their own lives. Walt Barrett. THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER Those Christians who believe that obscenity can be defined should be made aware that Saint Paul himself stated the opposite, cen­turies ago. One reads in Romans 14:14 in the NEW ENGLISH BI­BLE: "I am absolutely convinced, on the authority of the Lord Jesus, that nothing is impure in itself; only · if a man considers a part­icular thing impure, than to him it is impure." Terry from Tyler - - TJ·s OF DALLAS Dallas. 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She had snow on her shoulders and some loose flakes were on the floor of the entry way that fell when she put her hood down. Her hair was a bit out of place and she look_ed sexier than I had ever seen her before. Agam I had that hot rush of blood from my stomach do'Yn to my toes . Her cheeks were red and her skin whiter now that she had lost her summer tan and she looked so soft it eompelled to to touch her. I put my hand out and touched her cheek lightly with my fingers. ")'.ou're freezing Angela,l, I said. "Come m_ by the fire and warm yourself." I helped her off w_ith her heavy parka and my eyes grew twice their siz!) when I saw her large busts trying lo shove ~eir way out of that fluffy white sweater. I had to fight to control my instant desire for this beautiful creature though I had made up my mind that this was to be . THE night. We walked to the fire. "I fexed some hot buttered ~um Angela·: :--_-you'll like it." I decided to use implied consent and make everything seem matter-of-fact. She nodded yes and 1 handed her the cup. She smiled as she brought the cup to her lips and my heart skipped a beat. "Did she suspect?" I wonderp,j_ "Has she known all the time that I was waiting to trap her? Her smile seemed to be a bit too knowing to make me comfortable." I ' ' y thoughts were bombarding my brain and bouncing off the inside of my head and mixing with each other. I gained composure. "Sit m this chair Angela. It's so somfortable It almost swallows you and it's the closest one to the fire." I was SET. Snow ... cold weather ... rum .. . a crackling fire . . . low lights ... soft music .. . a good meal prepared and at last ... my COURAGE was present. I had taken long enough to soften her up . . . I had been more patient than I would ever have gambled on and NOW ... THIS WAS TO BE THE NIGHT. I put extra rum in her cup. As I handed it to her, our fingers touched. It felt like electricity passing through me but I must remember ... play it cool, definate sure, but be easy. If I move too quickly I might lose her. I tried to shut off my brain, it was frightening me with those thoughts. I sat on the rug next to the big chair, right by Angela's feet. Damn, I found myself trying to touch her toes. Her boots were off and she was moving her toes trying to warm them. I gulped and made a sound. I had to say something . . . to DO some­thing . . . but what? My heart was beating faster . . . I could HEAR it. I grew tense then felt that prickly feeling take over again like the many other times I thought I'd make a move towards Angela. Thoughts were criss-corssing through my mind like dozens of people shooting at each other across a meadow. What should I do? How can I tell her how I feel about her? 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Oh Pat, Angela continued, "I was al ways so proud of you for the fact that no one not even I was aware of your deep, patient feelings for me fo; a very long time ... " I couldn't believe it. I had that funny feeling cover me again, sort of scary like. I could feel my ,face ,redded, almost to a burn. My mouth dried. You ve _wanted me for a Ion time, haven'tyou?'' Angela continued, putting her hand on my shoulder. The mere touch of her gave me more confidence and my fear vanished. "You HAVE wanted me Pat haven't you?" Angela said in a pleading tone mak~ ing "HAVE" sound desperate. ' I was silent but my thoughts raced through my br_ain. "Was this for real?" I asked myself. "Was this, a~ long last, after over FIVE MONTHS, really happening to me? Angela was so beautiful. The guys, almost EVERY guy, wanted to be with her all bit strong, athletic, handsome guys; the best all around types in school. Had I, with my patience and kindness Blond, SellY and Beautiful and friendship, won her over?" I looked into Angela's eyes. They reflected flames from the fire. Her lips were open slightly and she licked them with her tongue. That hot flash hit me -in the pit of my stomach again. I watched her a_s she breathed heavily now, her sweater moving hke a pulse and those two large busts keeping rythm. Her hand moved from my shoulder to around my neck. She then moved it to my face and turned my head up towards her. I abandoned my careful plan and pulled Angela down to my lips. She slid from the chair and came into my arms and kissed me softly then harder, then we were like two uncaged animals pressil)g and pushing our lips against the others and searching the depths of each others mouths with our tongues. I could feel her large busts harden against my chest. I was almost out of my mind with longing and desire ~nd love. Yes _love. I guessed I loved her from that first moment in the cafeteria and I knew now, that she must have loved me too for some time yet we were both afraid to show our feelings My parents, puritanical as they are, still think we' re having what they would call a "normal" relationship, just friendship, maybe love in the looe sense of the word but they wouldn't DREAM we were actually IN love with each other. They wouldn't understand. You see, my entire given name is PATRACIA ANN OWENS. ...ll ■MH openly for each other. I lifted her sweater from the back and unfasten­ed her bra then pulled her closer to me. Our legs and stomach pressing against each other. Th!) evening was Joni: and sweet. We examined and kissed over every mch of each others bodies as most lovers do and then, with only sighs and mur­mers and heavy breathing and kissing noises fell asleep. We made love that night complete sincere love, a love that has lasted until now our senior year. We're both graduating in a mo~th and plan to teach a_t the same schoo1. Ironical as it m4:ht seem, I might teach a class in physical education and I'm the one wh_o never enjoyed sports. I flan to be with Angela for the rest of my life exact y what I planned on when I first saw her We ca_n 't ev!Jr ge~ mar~ied; at least not as most pe.ople think of it. besides it s more fun being lovers forever. EPILOG Thank you for reading this story. I didn't mean to shock you - well - maybe I did. I hope you under­stand that it takes all types of people to make this world. Pe_rhaps this story !s not to your liking, ~ut one point I w~nt to make, is that hapiness comes , in all shades, si_zes, coh?rs, creeds, religions and packages. What is NOT nght with you might be just what others need. One thing I feel we ALL need is UNDERSTANDING. Compassion helps too. If we can understand others, or just try to, I feel it's a step towards finding contentment within ourselves. We a!l try, in one wa:1: or <!nothe_r, to search for hap- 11iness. Maybe happiness itself is only for the mythical Gods. Perhaps not being UNHAPPY is all mere mortals deserve. Regardless, try not to knock others ~ho find happiness regardless where they night find it. The two girls in this s{ory have been together for over fourteen years. Different? Odd? Unnatural? Maybe, but they don't seem UNhappy. klTry,s Box CITY ART STUDIOS QU~TION: How do you spell fan­tastic? great? or any adjective that describes an outstanding talent? A1'!~WER: D-A-S-C-H-E-L-L-E. The Dionne Warwick of Hous­ton"_ is just one of many intro­ductions afforded this performer. For those of you who don't know the, young ~a~ on or off stage, you re missing a beautiful experience. any 4615 MT. VERNON quantity tl:\\00 ~ ~~'{Cl• \~\~G \} ~f>\\'t any copy ~ 2,500 ONl Y $20.70 5,000 ONLY $39.95 f!JJ~ ~ f!Jlte ~ 1# fo,, tltat 1HJiJl~fau>on, 524-5612 Daschelle performs at the Red Room, 612 Hadley and is a most definite asset to Big George's Fabulous Four. . Just recently Daschelle won the title of Best Professional, Serious Talent at the 2nd annual Zodiac Ball. She also won Best Profes­sional this Halloween at Gene Howie's Farmhouse. This should undoubtedly make her the best in Texas. This writer feels she is unc_omparable in serious pant­omine. Her uncanny resembelance to "the Miss Warwick" and her spine - tingling performance of "Ba~le Hymn of the Republic" are Just two reasons why his per­formance should be a must on everyone's agenda, no matter where she may be. The best compliment that can be giyen to a_ pantomine drag is a standing ovation. Daschelle is the only minic performer I know that reaches the goal 90% of the time. QUESTION: How do you spell beautiful? ANSWER: D-A-S-C-H-E-L-L-E. Kitty Key . Well I_ had the privilege of tour­mg Europe this year and going along on the shooting of Pat Rocco's up-coming film European Ad­venture. Shooting started in Luxenburgh where national carnival was in pro­gress. Everyone on the tour was encouraged to take part in the mak­ing of the film. This helped with the budget and seemed to be the only possible way to get all the equipment transported from one place to another. Even with all this cost-cutting the making of this film ran up thousands over the budget. Several of us who are still young at heart were filmed riding bumper cars and roller coasters on the midway in Luxenburgh. Early the next morning we caught a train to Amsterdam. On the last day of our visit to th~ land of sugar, honey and wind­mills, we went out in the drizzle to shoot the Amsterdam sequile. Pat was unhappy because he couldn't locate the boys he wanted for this part of the film. Thank heaven for Brian King, his as­sistant. Brian found a cute little guy, Ronald Rozendaal more than willing to do the job. Ron turned out to be more helpful than we could have hoped. He acquired the use of a small cabin cruiser to ride the canals in exchange for a bottle of gin. He also got a total stranger to co-star with him in the park. Our co-star turns out to be Spike Woudstra, a breath­taking blonde that would be easy to work with under the worst ~onditions. O_ne of those easy-go­ing, masculine, fabled, natural blondes. You'll have to see him in the film to believe it. The nextmorning we left Holland and all its clean beauty behind and moved on to Gay Pairee - Land of romantic dreams. Not necess­airly a land where such dreams come true. Again Pat was unable to get the performers he wanted. Resourceful me called a friend who worked at a but tour office ~nd told him of our problem. He Just happened to know someone who was available, Jan Delcourt - was just what the doctor ordered.'Very ~rench sort of college studentlook­ing. The sequince was filmed in the usual fable ~f roi:nantic Paris, high atop the Eiffel Tower, in front o~ the Ai:che de Triumph and at a sidewalk cafe with an interesting final scene in Jan's bedroom. Fro~ the gr~pevine I learned that this film 1s being made as a ,comback for Pat Rocco who has Page 111 David Bartender of the month ~ • --~ .e•·-~· ,..,.,..,.~..,.,.~---- , _ _ _ s_u_ff-er_e..,.d,--g-re--:at..,.Jy-,-.(s~ they say) • to.\ for his refusal to progress with the HE ~~~ ~PARTMENT ~ii~- ~f;:_fuJ~s ~°oi°N~\~~e~~~ 1 ways been his motto. Times have .a. changed and so has the market. So is Pat Rocco. 2828 RIO GRANDE 4,.,, 8-0224 From Paris we go to Zurich - colder weather, warmer people. (29th & Rio Grande) OPEN Here I was entirely too busy to AUSTIN, TEX. go on location but the dequil was done .with fairly young boys ar­ound the lake in very cold weather and even I am anxious to see it. 4 - 12 DAILY 4 - 1 SATURDAY 3 - 12 SUNDAY Beer - SO~ Tf/p - lfO~ Wine Cooler - 60~ Wine - SO~ Pitcher - $1.50 T ommys - Poco Mas - Champagne Hamburgers and tap beer - ALL you can eat or drink EVERY SUNDAY 6 to 9 \ MIXED DRINKS SOON ! ! ~ "flemwn ~~ ~~ I /wm, ~he~~ ff llPPY f/Oflf( ALL DRINKS 30( 4 - 7 MON - SAT 3 - 6 SUNDAY I New Large Game Room Completely Remodeled New Large Patio 4 - 8 MON - FRI - TAP BEER 25( Dancing - Pool & Foosball CHIP INN 3224 N. Fitzhugh 526 9508 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WE;EK 10 A. M. TO 2 A.M. (Entrance in r-ear) 4117 Maple RANCH OPEN 1 P.M. TO 2 A.M. AFTER HOURS FRIDAY & SATURDAY 5269524 Next stop Rome. Then Athens where yours truly was asked to perform. Well, I have my doubts. Adlibing in front of a big movie camera isn't so easy. The Greek boys who did the scene with me was an exact look alike for Geo. Maharis only younger. Lyka and I were already good friends so it made it somewhat easier. But, in the bar sceen I noticed his knees jumping under the table. His being nervous helped me ragain my con-fidence. After Greece Pat left us to return to California and work on his film. Maybe he'll use professional editors, maybe he'll do it himself. Who knows? The film will be more for your entertainment than educational or enlightening. You'll see the real scenery and people of these countries. But don't expect the story to come true when you make a trip to Europe. If it does, I want to hear about it.!!! Woody---- BARTENDER of the MONTH Page 19 IQl. SADE' GARTH - Eyes that Mystify - Form - Face &: Figure NUNTIUS ST AR of the MONTH Hon Freeman " Sahdji" opened the show at the Plantation Club on Market Square in Houston this past month. Sahdji is known to many Houston and Dallas people. He first appeared on stage in a special at the HI KAMP shortly after they opened. Since that time he has performed at local and dis tant clubs and bars. He was at the BAYOU LANDING in Dallas for a number of months before returning to Houston and opening at the Plantation where he is part owner. Ron Freeman has been doing female impersonniation for the past six years as a result of a show he saw with his first wife and bet her that he could do bet­ter than the performers they saw in California. He entered a con­test and won. After winning the contest he joined a group and has been doing impersonnations professionally ever since. At the Plantation the shows are quite a production and very pro­fessional. Ron said, "I am looking for boys who have had ~ometrain-ing in. dance to do male parts in our show." Ron's wife and daughter now Ii ve in Dallas but he said plans are for them to move to Houston in the near future. His 16-month old daughter Ron said, "thinks Diana Ross is her daddy." Marion, Sahdji's wife makes most of his clothes, some of which has taken as long as 350 hours. Marion plans to open a shop sewing when she moves to Houston. Prior to the opening of the Plantation Ron Freeman appeared as a headliner at the Alley Thea­tre's fund raising Gala, Saturday, September 30 and also at the La Bastille. Ron's performances consist of impressions of Dionne Warwicke, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Della Reese, Melba Moore and Eartha Kitt. With this background is it any wonder that "SAHDJI" was chosen female impersonator of the month. Quality Printing at Printed while you wait prices. City Art Studio 4615 Mt. Vernon 524 5612 Com·piete Service - Layout, Typesetting, and Printing. Next time you need prfoting try us and you will see their is a difference m quality but not m price Pog• 20 J , 1 j •• • ~' rro@w ·~ r /A i 00#,\00 THE SWINGER II'' CLUB o'f the .. MONTH 900 Lovett, 900 CLUB OF THE MONTH is not a new club but is new to the gay community. The 900 Club opened in 1968 and was run as a ''straight'' oper­ration until January of this year when the owner decided on a change of clientel. 900 Lovett is in the heart of "the colony," perhaps being, in part a reason for this decision. Dispite the convenience of this ideal location it obviously presents problems, as calls at the Nuntius indicate, in finding the 900 Club. The building shown above does not resemble what is ordinarily ex­pected to house a Club - - but would you believe it definitely does. The 900 Club entrance is to the rear of the building in the corner as indicated by the arrow in the picture. Lovett runs parellel to Westheimer and 'the 900 Club is just one and 1/2 blocks from the corner of Montrose and West­heimer - - if you get lost call the 900 Club at 528-8900 for more detailed instructions. After finding the "900" expect to see John, you'll know him, he was a favorite at the Round Table for some time and seems to be on location at the "900" from 12 noon until 2 a.m. closing. If John is not behind the bar you · will see him at the pin-ball. Other than this "bunnduful" attraction, John, you will find one of the finest selections on the juke box in the city, something for everyone. In this tastefully decorated and lighted club, you will see old friends and meet new. One of the friendlest spots, early in the after- $tein Monday-Buffet Tuesday-Show Night Wed­nesday- Western Night & Pool Tourney Thursday-Half Priced bar drinks all night Sunday-Free Brunch At 1, SHOW 4 P. !l. SPEC! AL CHRISTMAS SHOW SAT. DEC. 23 NEWS YEARS EVE CROWNING OF MR. GLASS STEIN & MR. BUNS AND COSTUME Contest ( cash prises) Party all night. ,528 8236 ~~~ontrose • ! ,I l I I! ff'! EVERYONE'S FUN HOUSE PRESENTS THE BEST I N THE AREA IN THE ART OF FEMALE IMPERSONATION: SONG, DANCE, SATIRE AND RECORD PANTOMIME! SHOWS - * * THURSDAYS - 9:30 - 11:30 * SUNDAYS - 8:3--10:30 & 12:30 SATURDAY AFTERNOON COLOR T.V. JUICE DRINKS SPECIAL 50¢ SUNDAY BLOODY MARY PARTY noon or late evening. Service and quality of drinks and people can't be bested at any hour. ENTRE NUil There are no reservations for space taken by the management so if you wish a stool or table at this smart club - - get there first and early or have a friend save space for you. Parking is ample as is everything at the "900." ·. _. ·.: ~ With the fantastic growth in popularity, is there any ?????? as to why this is the CLUB OF THE MONTH. 3116 LIVE OAK (IN REAR) SPM- 2AM MON thru FRI 1PM-2AM SAT and SUN. 1.4 SAT and SUN DISCOUNT DRINKS! = Z5 ~~t lloR the SPECIAL PEOPLE!" M J s1 .. d,o w •• 1, ....... , led P t by An I d. 5e1 for the•r Oen or 8edr .... 1 1th, • ,,ri c•rtlf,c ■ tl of $ • 00 •HI b• IU'II a. 1pee11I de1l1n•d c1rd with yo .. , n1m• or lb• name of yo .. , cho,c:• aod a .:11a1011a1 of 1tx d,1,..11111 10 th•y may cr,001• th• prinl th•y w,.h, or ce11 b• 1,n1 10 J'"" for y ur • 1,n11ure and p•••o.,al rn••••I•• Each pri"t I• IXIO mat Cinlohed and m, unt1d 11, a IZX14 11.,. qullity ma! ·eady (or (raml"I for <>nly $'L 00 ••e•. Ca1a\01u• •••il&bl• of all 11x dra•ln11. lnf1>rma11on on lar11r 1l1e1 $Z.00 wUh Sl.00 dl1 011t1t n flr11 ord1 , Page 021 ,. ( .. TRAD'N TR.CKS.~• JERRY FOXX ESCORT TOURS Have someone show you Houston - D.ly and night tours. Transportat­. ion available. 524-0088 el paso, texas - Gay Liberation Forum 2215 Saint Vrain El Paso, Texas 79902 Phone: (915) 544-4976 LIBRARY SEllVICE, INC., offering quality adult gay fiction, has a new brochure, write today for an im­mediate reply. Write: Library Service, Inc., Dept. N, P. 0. 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Write .. A ... w ..... d - % The Nuntius, Box K - 4615 Mt. Vernon, Houston, Texas 77006. FEELING GROOVY? But home alone? Turn on to our new L.P. record, " Love Gay Style." Listen to the sweet sounds of two hot young men passionately enjoying themselves. Side two eavesdrops on a wild S&M party. Both sides are heavily explicit. Record is sent in unmarked package. Send $5.98 plus 50¢ postage to P.M. Records, 1800 N. Highland, #616, Hollywood, CA 90028. Order now & receive 5 free nude photos. You must state that you are 21_. UNWANTED PLANTS - Moving or no space - Please call 522-5609 --- Will Pick Up --- RONNIE SIOUX & His Fantasy Review!" SUBSCRIBE TO THE NUNTIUS $4.00 - 12 Issues Classified Advertising - 10¢ per word ENCLOSED $ _____ _ Nome _________ _ _ ___________ _ Address _ City ____________________ _ State - ----------­The NUNTIUS 4615 Mt. 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BAYOU LANDING 1. Villa Fontana, 1315 Skiles 2. Detour, 3113 Live Oak 11. RED ROOM 12. MR. FRIZBY 13. HI KAMP 14. 15. SURF 16. MINI PARK 21. THE NUMBERS 17. EXILE 22. ROUND TABLE 18. LA CAJA 23. BRAZOS BAR 19. GOLD ROOM 24. GLASS STINE 20. PINK ELEPHANT 25. STORYBOOK ~ 0 () .:.,.;.: z 0 .O...l ::0 t, t"' z> M INWOOD PRESTON 12 C.!f:/lr t"' 0 <: t'1 ::0 C/l ~z t'1 ........ 7'~.l, lo GREENVlLLE A VE .If:)(~ 'l?..!f:s. 81,y -iy 9. Chip Inn, 3224 N. Fitzhugh 10. Briar Patch, 5709 Oram 3. Entre' Nuit & Bachelor Quarters Baths, 3116 Live Oak 11. Bon Soir, 5601 Lovers Lane 4. Gene's Music Bar, 307 S. Akard 12. Metopolitan Community Church, Preston at Normandy 5. The Swinger, 2121 N. Field 13. The Candy Store, 3014 Throckmorton 6. Bayou Landing & Delta Baths, 2609 Pearl 14. Echo, 4516 McKinney 7. Ronsue, 3236 McKinney 15. Highland Lounge, 3018 Monticello 8. T.J. 1s, 3307 McKinney 16. Club Maars, 1819 N. Henderson P<1ge 23 llea11tlf11I 11111~e1 f ttr llea111tlf11I 1•~-t911le AUSTIN THE APARTMENT 2828 Rio Grande ....... 478-0224 DALLAS BACHELOR QUARTERS (Baths) 3116 Live Oak BA YOU LANDING 2906 Pearl .. . ....... 742-3269 BON SOIR 5601 Lovers Lane . . . . . . . BRIAR PATCH 5709 Oram .......... . 824-9710 CHIP INN . 3224 N. Fitzhugh . . . . . . . DELTA BATHS 2906 Pearl ........... 742-3269 DETOUR 3113 Live Oak . . . . . .... ECHO 4516 McKinney . . . . . . ... entre' NUIT 3116 Live Oak . . GENE'S MUSIC BAR 307 S. Akard . . HIGHLAND LOUNGE 3018 Morningside . . . . METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH Preston and Normandy . . . . . NUNTIUS Dallas Office . . ....... 521-0218 RONSUE'S 3236 McKinney ........ 526-9333 T. J's 3307 McKinney . . . . . . . . Villa Fontina 1315 Skiles HOUSTON 900 CLUB 900 Lovett ..... . ..... 528-8900 BOOTS CRUISE ROOM 2425 West Alabama ..... 528-9393 BRAZOS BAR 2400 Brazos .......... 528-8384 EXILE, The ( 1011 Bell ..... . .. : ... 226-8068 FARMHOUSE, The 3535 Westheimer .... .. . 622-5942 BAYOU LANDING 202tJ Kipling ........... 526 8951 GALLEON, The 2720 Richmond . . ...... 528-8787 GAY MAIL 1126 Autrey .............. . GLASS STEIN 3207 Montrose ........ 528-8236 GOLD ROOM 2802 Austin .......... 226-9940 HI KAMP 3400 Travis .......... 528-9772 LA BOHEME 1504 Westheimer ..... , 528-9552 La CAJA 1104 Tuam .......... 226-9125 MARY'S 1022 Westheimer ...... 528-8851 MINI PARK THEATER 2907 Main St . . ....... 528-5881 MONTROSE GAZE (Center) 504 Fairview ......... 528-9069 MR. FRIZBY'S (Bath) 3401 Milam ...... . ... 523-8840 NUMBERS, The 1005 California ....... 528-8460 NUNTIUS/OUR COMMUNITY 4615 Mt. Vernon ...... 524-5612 PINK ELEPHANT 1218 Leeland ......... 226-9037 RED ROOM 612 Hadley . ...... . ... 226-8242 ROARING 60's 2305 S. Shepherd . . . . . . 528-9430 STORYBOOK, The (Bookstore) 1312 West Alabama ..... 528-8141 SWINGER (Bookstore) 32'n 1/2 Montrose . .... 228-1341 ~ iii n ill == II' iii :K,
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