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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 5, May 1973
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  • Frank, Phil
Date May 1973
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  • LGBTQ people
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript tlte §VUN'TJUS The Lady Baronessa Wins Miss Gay America Amidst Nashville Pollution (The Tennessean, Monday, May press what will you say your r ea- 14, 1973) sons were for entering this page ­by Douglad Monore ant?" Clutching the winner's roses to "I love people," he replied. his sparkling white evening gown "I love to entertain people, that's here early Sunday morning, Miss why I chose the stage. Entering Gay America of 1973 said his this contest gives me the ulti­eventual goal is to undergo a sex mate in goals as a female imper­change operation. sonator and that's to represent all But for the immediate 12 months, of you." he said he will travel throughout After the pageant's finale--in the country representing the gay which the contestants and most of community. the audience joined hands under "IF I CAN change one straight flashing lights as a song called person's mind, I'll be happy," " United We Stand, Divided We said Carmelo Santiago, 24, of Chic- Fall" blared over the loudspeakers ago, who is known professionally --the winner sat down with a few as Lady Baronessa. reporters. After Norma Kristie, the first Santiago said he wears women's Miss Gay America, relinquished clothing only when he performs as his crown to Lady Baronessa, the a professional entertainer, which new titleholder told a cheering he does for a living. Asked why audinece with tears welling in his he doesn't dress like that on other eyes: occasions, he said, "Because I'm "I will promise you this. I will a boy." Here S(He) Is represent you all the way." His usual dress is casual, with The soft-spoken native of Puerto blue jeans. As for hobbies, he said, Rico was crowned Miss Gay "I like to ski, ice skate, cook America at the Glass Menagerie and dance." about 1 a.m., chosen from 26 "Eventually, I'm going for my other female impersonators after sex change," he said, indicating Carmelo Santi ago, leh, known professionally as "Lady Baronessa," smiles with tears in his eyes after winning the second annual Miss Gay America Pageant here. With Santiago is Jerry Peak, master of ceremonies for the pageant which attracted 27 female impersonators from across the country. three days of competition. The the operation was still five or six plastic antennae. As the ins tru­final evening dragged on for five years in the future. mental sound tr ack from the film hours with the 10 finalists compet- His prizes for the title include "2001: A Space Odyssey" blasted ing in evening gowns, sportswear a new Pontiac and $1 ,000. from the speakers , Inger dropped and talent. Liquor flowed throughout the the cape to r eveal two huge but- During a lull in the entertain- evening and the audience responded terfly wings. ment, a member of the audience emotionally to the goings-on. And as two bikini-clad men in who bore a striking resemblance A tall black contestant with an florescent paint popped on- stage, who bore a striking resemblan enormous afro hair style, Lady the apparatus on Inger 's head lit to pop singer Paul McCartney Nova, stunned the audience dur ing up like a Christmas tree and lights to pop singer Paul McCartney the evening gown competition when on the butterfly wings began flash­spoke to a reporter about the fasc- he whipped off his cape to r eveal ing. ination of men dressing as women. a $1,400 black velvet dress s tudd- The Pageant's chairman Jerry "Every gay boy in some sense ed with hundreds of sparkling Peek, said th e contest will ex­would like to be a girl," said the rhinestones. The outfit was greeted pand next year and he eventually 21 year-old, who performs as a by appreciative screams and ap- hopes to have national television female impersonator under the plause. coverage. The only problems be name of Marlo. "Another thing The audience was shocked again encountered for the pageant, in its is money. I can get $40 a night during the talent competition when second year, was the reluctance for a performance. a semifinalist named Elizabeth, on the par t of local cha rit¼Js to "You know, it must seem pantomiming the song " This Is accept donations from a benefit strange for men wanting to dress My Life," suddenly ripped off his performance. up like women, but it's just so red and silver gown to reveal a The Nashville Rescue Squad and much fun." bare, distinctively male chest over the father of a 14-month-old boy "It's a farce," said Wendy Lee, 25, holder of the Miss Southeast­ern United States title. He was disqualified, he said, .in a dispute over his talent act - - an im­personation of Carol Channing in a kitchen, which involves breaking things and "is pretty messy,'" He refused to clean up after the act. Peek, chairman of the pageant and proprietor of a local gay bar, bla sted charity organizations which turned down offers of pro­ceeds from Sunday night's gay · benefit show. " I believe,'' Peek said, " when it comes to saving a life, a dollar bill's a dollar bill." Gay Money Trash For Charity Like mostotherbeautypageants, a pair of faded jeans. The aud- hospitalized with a digestive the five semifinalists were asked ience was silent for an instant, problem finally agreed to accept The following appeared in one of questions as they stood under then erupted into applause. the money. The father, Wayne the daily papers after "charity" bright kleig lights on the stage in Another talent entry, a costume Wilson, was oneofthethreejudges. had refused money from the Miss front of the mostly gay audience design presentation by Inger , drove While the Lady Baronessa said Gay America pagent in Nashville, of more than 400 and a couple of the audience into another frenzy. "I'm ve ry happy," a couple of Tennessee.) TV film cameras. Inger glided onstage with a long, contestants said they won' t be back by Frances Green Lady Baronessa's question was: fuzzy green cape and a three-foot to Nashville for the pageant in Where does chairty get off? "IC '"""Q'ij ii" •~ C 01\'M u N i"T'Y HU comes NOTbiNG bUMAN is ALieN TO us - -- - from a contribution homosexuals have taken part in? Two relevant statements of con­cern are being ·made here. How rejected a homosexual is in our society is evident when told even his money is no damn good. The self-renunciation by young men who would parade in women's clothing, too, is more a tarnish­ing truth, than, as I suspect the contest is, put-on. · could be simply that, and if they chose, could drop a coin into a cup out of the goodness of their hearts, and have it accepted withoutahas­sle. Publicity is involved here. What contest doesn't have? (Editor: Gay is good! Gay is gay! Frances Green has a point but who is whats judge?) 1000 EMBOSSED BUSINESS CARDS $8.95 4615 Mt. Vernon 524-5612 Contributions taken in any factory, hospital, on road clocks, are helped alongbyhomosexuals-­men and women who are as con­cerned with the less fortunate as the next person, since, indeed, they are the next person, in class­rooms, operating rooms, the arts, in all walks of life. Houston's Lady Nova QUALITY PRINTING Places In Miss Gay America Does an orphan child ask where the money comes from? Does an old person in a nursing home de­mand to know the source? No lesbian's money is refused when she offer~ payment for mer­chandise in stor es, no homosex­ual's when he makes payments on his automobile. It goes without say­ing we are expected to pay. A condition is being revealed to us by men and women who prefer to dress in the opposite-sex cloth­ing. The act is a violent state­ment on their part: I am not fit to live as I was born. A man is a man, a woman is a woman, re­gardless, and ought to, be allowed, to remain so. A society passes judgement on a person; they, in turn pass it on to themselves. Gay is not good when dressed in drag. Gay is offensive and of­in drag. Gay is offensive and fended. We're in dire need of an education as to why this outlandish occurrence happens. Naturally, no one is forcing people to openly display their inward voice of them­selves. Let us hope the day shall come, and is forever on the horizon in America, when men and women by Nova Bernard Despite the harrassment and conduct of the Nashville people, I must say that the Miss Gay America Pageant was the peak of my impersonating career. The contest was the fairest The contest itself was the fairest with the exception of Miss Gay Texas, that I have ever entered and the contestants were the finest I have ever worked with. The chairman - Mr. Jery Peek and Toni Doran made everyone feel welcome to Nashville, Tennessee despite the polutted atmosphere. They worked vr They worked very hard for this contest and it proved to be far greater than last years. In all the contest was (ONE). Never have I been so nervous or afraid to compete. The imper­sonatiors presented the best in evening gowns, sports wear, beauty and above all poise and talent. I am eagerly looking forward to next years contest and I hope to bring back to Texas more than my showing in the 1973 Miss Gay America Pageant. The winner of the Miss Gay America title was the Lady Bar­onessa, Chicago, Illinois, lstRun­ner- up was Roski, Chicago, Illinois. 2nd was Genie Dee, from WANT TO DO SOMETHING Page 2 TO BETTERYOUR LIFE AND HELP YOUR GAY BROTHERS AND SISTERS AT THE SAME TIME? DO SOMETHING! DON'T JUST COMPLAIN ABOUT DISCRIMINATION, JOIN THE Circle of Friends TEXAS' OLDEST HOMOPHILE ORGANIZATION AND SPONSORS OF DALLAS' ANNUAL GAY PRIDE PARADE ALL MEN & WOMEN (OVER 18) WELCOME. TO MEET NEW FRIENDS AND ENJOY GAY ACTIVITY, MAIL THIS COUPON TODAY: I am interested in learning more about the CIRCLE OF FRIENDS and how I can expand my social life while helping others, Please send me a brochure, Enclosed is $1, 00 to help pay for postage, printing, and a small contribution to social justice, Name_ ____________. A ge_ _ Address __________ --::::-------- Ci ty ____________ State ____ _ Zip _____________ Phone ___ _ Hollywood, California - 3rd was Carmen Del Rio from Atlanta, Georgia - 4th - Lady Nova from Houston, Texas. The title of Miss Congeniality was awarded to Cookie LaCook, New Orleans, La., now appearing at the Greensleeve's in Houston, Texas. Lady Baronessa received$1,000 cash pius a 1973 Pontiac and/or cash - Lady Baronessa took $3,000 instead of the car, $200 which she gave to charity, and a trophy. -st Runner-up received $1,000 cash plus 2 beautiful gowns and a trophy, this was Roski from the Baton, Chicago. 2nd Runner-up received $700 cash plus a beautiful gown and a trophy, Genie Dee of Hollywood. 3rd Runner-up, $500 cash plus trophy - Carmen Del Rio of Atlanta, Ga. Lady Nova of Houston, Texas was the 4th Runner-up receiving $400 cash, trophy - She gave $50 to charity. Miss Congeniality Cookie La­Cook - $500 cash, trophy and she gave $25 to charity. ESCARGO Antone's of Houston for year's has had coverage in the press about it's Escargo-eating contests and this little-known eating orgy has attracted hundreds each year to the ranks of gourmets suckling this delicacy. In the Gayworld,J----P------, himself a Gourmet of food (and other things) recently gave an es­cargo party at his home that would, on a smaller scale, put to shame the gluttons stuffing themselves at Antone's. The guests devouring the little snails did so with the grace of ravenous queens in hot pursuit of intended victims and must have consumed the city's entire supply that night. P- - - - - - may be only one of several Escargo Fanciers in Houston, but his prowess as a Gourmet Chef will remain a badge of honor as viewed by his many guests. Mr. Frizby Has Second Birthday The Hi-Kamp of Houston hosted the owner, staff and members of Mr. Frizby's, Houston original Baths, for its second Anniversary party. The Hi-Kamp, conveniently located next door to this popular establishment provided for its pat­rons and those of the Hi-Kamp an evening of entertainment, free beer and liquor at two-for-one prices. The show, dedicated entirely to Frizby's, played to a full house and brought almost unceas­ing applause and laughter through- LADY MOVA out. The backdrop for the stage was a cleverly designed mock-up of Frizby's building,and was used to create the hilarity by its associat- . ion with the numbers mimed to elicit the many thoughts pertain­ing to the club; Wesley, the Baths' manager, manager, himself an extreme)y warm and friendly personality and one - time female impersonatQr performed to the delight and am­azement of the audience in a manner that can only be describ­ed as grand. In one scene, the stage prop:W\ls turned around to reveal a mock­up of one of the rooms at the Baths which adjoined a secon<I; a cut-out between the two rooms' was used by one of the perform,frs during the "John-Marsha" skit, to exemplify the "Glory-hole" scene which literally tore the house down, and uproariously funny and certainly alluding to vulgarity, this scene was actually just shaded and done in excellent taste. Io one act, "Whatever Lola Wants_ ... " was performed with the help of an innocent victim from the audience who was dragged from his seat and undressed (unwillingly) almost entirely through the "Brute. force" of what appeared to be a: sex-crazed "Lola". • The entire show was done iIJ1 a professional manner. The $~! Kamp exemplified its courtesy to the patrons throughout the show by providing excellent table service, keeping the flow of beer constant. An excellent example to Ted's popularity was the ap- . pearance of many bar owners, and the management of the new Club' Baths, in support of this party. s of to to a . s· e d; s· s ~: a: 0 w e r 0 d b' NORMA KRISTIE '• you for all who attended the Miss Gay Texas Pageant how much all of Houston enjoyed seeing you. First Miss Gay America You are a great entertainer as witnessed by thousands over the past year. SOMEONE NEEDS YOU Dear Phil, It was such a great pleasure to see and talk with you and your party during the Miss Gay Texas Contest and I can truthfully say that it ~as one of the most excit­ing events that I have attended th~s year. Your Miss Gay Te~as is certainly capable of capturing the crown of Miss Gay America. Speaking of that contest, it will be sponsored by the Watch Your Hat and Coat Saloon Show Bar in Nashville, Tennessee, from May 10th till the 12th with the final benefit show on the 13th. The entire contest will be at the Nash­ville Music Center. The 60 con­testants will vie for $10,000 worth of prizes, including cash, designer gowns gift certificates and of cours~ the 1973 Pontiac for the winner'. The contestants will be judged on a point system in all realms of the three areas of com­petition. These are Evening Gown, Talent and Sportswear. As far as my philosophy on being ,Miss Gay America, I just about summed it up the night of the Texas Pageant. First, I believe that Miss Gay America should be a represent­ative of our gay society both in male and female attire. He should be ready, willing, and able to understand and apply this under­standing in relation to the majority of citizens. He should be able to explain his position to the majority, and possess an ability to relate with this majority. He should not attract sympathy for the gay minority, but should be of such stature as to command respect for our minority. He should, more than anyone else, be interested in all gay people no matter what their "thing" might be. The example set by you as being Miss Gay America for the year 1972 will continue if those follow­ing hold the respect you have for all American Gay. In dealing with the hete_rosexual society, he should be, first, co­operative. He shoul~ _ask them_ to understand his position of bemg gay, and understand that the ~ay minority is a basic, productive society that can contribute some­thing to the world. Secondly, I think that he should ask the major­ity to accept the gay society . as a productive society, but rea~ize that this society's tastes as Just a bit different. Then finally I think that he should ask for a combinat­ion of understanding and ac­ceptance. If this ~a~not be r_eached by several indiVldual~ m the majority, then let them Just forget the whole thing, because the g~y society will be no threat to their moral values. Of course, there are a few people in this majority who cannot understand or accept, and they are not going to leave the gays alone. These are the few who call the gay minority "queer". Miss Gay America should be able to handle them by saying that it is just the opposite. These few are the " queer" ones, and they are the ones that need the psychiatrist. , Phil, this is my philosophy and I hope that I have answered most all of your questions. I'm doing my very best to live by what I have said to many people and what I have written here today, and I am sure that if I do, my reign as Miss Gay America, 1972, will not come to an end in May, but the tradition that began with Norma Kristie will continue on for years. Good Luck and Best Wishes for a fine summer, Dear Norma, Norma Kristie Miss Gay America I first wish to thank you per­sonally for the nice letter and tell Phil Frank Editor REWARD POSTED The Houston Police Department has posted a rewa: d of $2,000 for information leading to th_e ar­rest of the per sons involved m the killing of a Houston Police Officer recently at the Silver Dollar. on Westheimer . Anyone who may wish to help the a uthor ities ma_y do _so with full immunity and. identity protection by conta_ctm_g any Sheriff's officer, the Dis trict, ~t­torney's office, the Houston F~re Department, or the I:I~uston Pohce Department. An additional rew~rd is posted by the Housto~ 1:'ohce Department for the c_onvichon of the parties to the s laying. Gene Howle and Lynn Ganey have posted a cash reward. of $1,0~0 · to anyone with information le_a~ng to the apprehension and conV1chon of the parties guilty of as sault upon them re~ently; such informat= ion may be given th rough the_ Hous ton Police Department or directly to Howle or Ganey. WITHDRAWN . The $100.00 reward for the in­formation leading to the capture of Lynn Hudspeth, posted by Frank Caven of El Paso is wi~drawn; Hudspeth was arrested m New Orleans for possession _of a stolen automobile and $3,100. m cash be· longing to his former employer, Frank Caven. Are you tired of staring at the bu tube night after night? Nothing to do in your spare time? Want to make new acqμaintances and friends? Attend exciting social ev­ents sound like your bag? Then, someone wants and needs YOU! We at the Montrose Gaze Com­munity Center extend a friendly invitation to you to join us , get involved, and knock the everyday nothingness out of your life. Montrose Gaze is a non-profit organization to help the gay com­munity in the Houston area. The center is located at 504 Fairview, phone 528-9069. We have an age range from 16 to 78. No one is left out in the cold with his TV for company! We offer a variety of activities for our members and visitors. Among other things, we have a color television, pool table, a variety of gm a variety of games, piano, stereo and a large number of rooms m which to carry on rap sessions. Every Wednesday we have a gener al rap session beginning at 7:30. New members are encourag­ed to attend these meetings. Be­sides our various activities, we offer community services, and re­ferral services for those who ask for it. The Center needs people, money, and you; however, if you can offer no more than your presence, that's fine. If you WANT to get involved in radio, television, taking the responsibility as doorman, or working on a recreational or dance committee - any service for the gay community - we NEED and WELCOME you! We are open every night from 6 ti! 10. Please make it a point to come by. Marquis Cole •·. ~~ : JOIN Winl YOUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRISTIAN LOVE. DALLAS: . ' WORSHIP TOGETHER AT THE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH NEAREST TO YOU. MCC IS A CHURCH OPEN TO ALL PEOPLE WITH A SPECIAL MINISTRY TO THE GAY COMMUNITY. GOO~ LOVE YOU! Metropolitan Coaaunity Church of Dallas 3834 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Tx 75204 Phone: (214) 826-0291 Sunday Services: 11:00 AM and 7:30 PM Pastor: Rev. Richard Vincent PT. W<llTH: Agape Metr.opolitan Community Church P. o. Box 26063, Ft. Worth, Tx 76116 Sunday Services: 2800 Purington, Ft. Worth 7:30 PM Interi■ Pastor: Rev. David Carden For infor-tion regarding other areas, contact the nearest MCC office. Page 3 ,., MOTHER OF DALLAS from your won friendly neighbor­hood Safeway store for having a seizure over the produce? Egg­plant and okra - - no less! Good things are happening too - The dynamic duo Alice (AI) Mor­gan and Ginger (Buddy) Rogers are together again in a new bus­iness venture which will probably be open by the time this article hits the bars. The location - near the Glory Hole. The name, still unknown but will fill you in as truth comes to light. At the Bayou Landing, Miss Billy had a birthday and so did Dennis. Would you believe 365 roses to one old puss? That was one present :\fiss Billy got. Honey the pollen count was so high in the Tiki room, you expected the Bartenders to start passing out oxygen tanks to the customers!! They were gorgeous though, and Mother's just a jealous old bitch - so' s someone else of that ha ram - say what? What kind of a bird don't fly? Ask my good friend Alexandria! Everyone knows it's a jail bird, but she just flew to court, told her story, (not all of it), and won her case. She said she and the DA did a little cha cha after the case was dismissed. The moral of this story is - - Justice will be served, but a girl has to get out (Mother sent a picture for her- Just wonder how much she pays of jail first. Thank you Alexandria self and wouldn 't you know it the Detour for the space she takes for sharing Ella with me - she is advertises where she ha ngs out. up?) terrific . Speaking of confinement - Donna Shared a barstool with Ronsue wouldn't be wearing the one you \l'.ae is away at finishing school, for a show at the Encore on a are! An Alexandr ia dish!! but should be on the streets again Wednesday night. Our onw Mr. Tina The En tree Nuit celebrated their soon. Then bring on the dancing Lee from the Detour guested along No. 1 birthday this month, and so boys and the booze - it' s a hell with some Kids from Ft. Wor th did good old Fred. May we all of a way to dry out, ain't it Sis? the Supremes. Behind the bar to be around for the nest one----- Big Mable, alias Miss Manage-serve us our numerie citrus - The night the last papers came ment at the Villa Fontana has had Misses Ray and Joe. in Alexandria and I did the entire a bad month but has survived. Her Bertina, I hear you've been ail- scene and that was the blast of the ego just needs a boost. She burned ing - haven't seen you in days. month - - even her car caught on the blinker lights out on her car on Maybe its the gout honey - you fire on the parking lot of the Great a recent trip to Lubbock, and had realize a girl must use more American Hamburger place. no luck at all at Childress. Mother caution as the years prog ress Honey, you think that didn't draw suggested to her that maybe upward. I've quit stepping off the a c rowd? Mother's first paper mature, gray-haired matronly curb unless I'm full of citrus or route at the tender age of 41 types with the frizzies just were Old Charter!! J. Carroll - maybe years -- and it was almost a not in demand on the highways we should share a citrus and visit disaster!!! and byways at that time. the elderly once a week!!!! To all the girls in Oklahoma Congratulations to Pauline - on By the way, for those of you City, Mother and The Lady of her first year at Nacogdoches - who didn't know who Mr. Golda, the Lake plan to drive up in a few we knew her before she was a the 2nd runner up in the Miss days. Tessie you best start pre- superstar -- and after I might Texas P eagent was - it was our paring the minds of your sisters add! Mr. Golda of the Supremes here for this. Visited with Louise (Walter) at a t the Detour in Dallas. Ain' t she Has this month ever been a the Bon Soir a couple of times - a doll? That girl can really shake bitch. Rain every day - - water once with the Salty Sisters from it. everywhere and mother's lungs Salt Lake - which by the way Monica darling - we know you're about to colapse. Can you imagine happened to be one of Miss Bren- ,,...n_ ot_ _tw_o _f_ace_d,_ _oth_er_wi_se_ yo_u ___th_e e_m_ba_rra_ss_me_nt_of_be_in_gb_arr_ed_ _ dnoaw's laliads tu pp ienr fyoer moladn hcoessp. itSalh ew iiths CIRCLE OF FRIENDS PARADE COMMITTEE APPLICATION - - - - - - -- - - - --- - PO BOX 5944 - Phone (214) 824-0770 - DALLAS, TEXAS I hereby give written notice of my intent to enter the GAY PRIDE PARADE to be he Id Saturday, June 30, 1973 at 11 :00 AM. Name of Organization _______________________ _ Address----------------------------- Phone _________ Your Nome _______________ _ Number of floats you wish to enter: _______ ($15.00 per float) Number of cars you wish to enter: ________ ($5.00 per car) I hereby enclose _______ for entry fees to be used by the Parade Com-mittee for expenses incurred for the parade. Make Checks payable to THE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS PARADE COMMITTEE. Signature: ___________ _ Remarks:---------------------------- Page 4 ONE leg in the air. She lost a window in her apartment, but Mary she found it with her leg in the middle of it! How's that for a Grade A Betty Davis? This must cease - Mother has l'a customer -- Be talking to you next month!! Until then - thanks to Ronsue for half a stool/ how about half-a-Ken? Mother of Dallas - - The Brazos Bar According to Bill, a partner at the Brazos Bar in Houston, the place is up for sale for $9,500. Bill ex­plains that the reason for the sale is a very personal one and in no way reflects the business' income. All Bill explained, "every bar has its price and mine has been on the market for almost a year now. I just think it's time to sell so I can either can either find a bigger place or go into another business". CONCERNING GAY PRIDE WEE Are you proud to be ga 'you are and you wish to e other gay people get it tog Gay Price Week contact any0 528-9069, or come by the , n rose Gaze Community Center Fairview, Houston. We are u artists , poets, handscrafts and those who work with cera to come forth and help us ma even better showing Gay Week. Gay Pride Week begins Ju Montrose Gaze Community C will be featuring an open full of good artowk by gay ar and craftsmen. We are mostp to announce that Mr. Ronny W will be speaking at the C during this special week. W proud of the people we air have participating in making Pride Week a better week fo gay people; however, we are tending an invitation to yo add anything you feel you are to show you are a proud gay son. Because Montrose Gaze non-profit organization, we depend on our gay communit) support. Anything you would be to contribute for the rummages our art showing; or your gen participation will be most welc and appreciated. We are ope any and all suggestions you have concerning our activities ing Gay Pride Week. We any help you're willing to give Your time and efforts will greatly appreciated. Come by Center to introduce yourself your talents any day of the v. from 6pm till 10 pm. I Be proud to be counted! j Marquis C;ile 1 RED ROOM REGROUP In a move which culmin almost a full year of negotia the owners of the popular Red R have turned over control to Cappell, as of May 1st. Cap • a club operator in Houston several years, originally bee well known through Bev's CI~ private club which he turned years ago in Dallas, and w became Dallas' first and only~ mixed-drink dance bar. Prob better known for the Aqau in Dallas, Cappell operated Aquarius as Dallas' largest ; with the exception of Bev' s)i· only mixed-drink / dance b showbar which gave birth to of Houston's and Dallas' b t known show figures. Among I places Cappell has operate both cities are the Oddyssee Painted Duck, the Tara, Entree', the Mid-Towne, th Boheme. The coupling of the Red with Bob Cappell was act · the brainchild of "Big Geo i who for more than a year J negotiated with Cappell to over the lounge but who was now unwilling to relinquish , trol and as a result of the agreement Cappell will be full operational control. i friendship between the two ow , of the Red Room and Cappe back many years and it is monly known that these oper 1 E ~ it~ be • DAUGHTERS OF BILITIS Dallas Chapter The Nation's Oldest Lesbian Organization Consciousness Raising - Educational Projects - BY AND FOR WOMEN JOI~ US - First and Third Fridays Each Month Be a part of the Scene -- Call (214) 824-0770 or BOX 5944 DALLAS, TEX 75222 have joined forces before in other ventures. Cappell brings to the Red Room a friendship with other bar owners and managers that has existed over the years in the Houston­Dallas area, which include such places as the Bayou Landings. the Farm House, the Hi-Kamp, the Glass Stein, Mary's, the 900 Club, the Roaring 60's, the Bon Soir, RonSue's, T.J.'s, the Encore and LaCaja and several more in Austin and elsewhere. With the help of these and other friends, Cappell intends to restore to the Red Room the atmosphere of a "Gay Bar" which provides a neutral meeting ground for operators and clientele and which will cater primarily to conversat­ional people, as opposed to loud discoteque establishments; al­though there is also dancing, pool table air-hockey, pinball, etc., the general tenor will be some­what hushed and upgraded. The new operator plans occasional shows which will be announced later, planned to break up the "monot- ART THAT Ll\'ESI Thb ls what proud ownt"l"I and admif'P'fl of Ray HOIISton'• art uie u the most ~te way of dNcrlbina: thi1 ff'lllly ndttna art, and rightly to. 1M' 61'W'd: eu.mpln of muwlfnlty to. be found in phy­sique art today. Our aim b: to prntnt with tutf' and dignity dw rntle body at Its oat eidtil'II and bet.utiful Art to be dtspt.~ u what ..it Is. ART, not the usual -pl.uti<:- typt' of cartoonr olt'ftd by 1K> many and ct.lied -physique uC ~ att belullful doubk-weight prints made on Off.White, Lustre silk mat &r.ilh paper, ttady to frame. For ~me really bnuttful and n:riting worb of tM mak- &gur~ at its best &n out the ooup:>n below, or me a plain pitte of p1ptt, u lon1 u your dgnah1re ls on it. Custom art from ynur favorite photo, price on reqt~- What 0ould be more personal thaa an original oil painting of that special IOffll!One, painted by Mr. Houstoo. ~ 1aas, ... , RT 3 BOX 399 · BRENHAM, TEXAS 77833 NT IION•Tll ■ S 111:LOW p ca ■ T1r1aa '""' 1 .ow ovc• u 1c ••• or .ooc, c•-•TV•• ~ACOOMP•ll'T 1ou• oa.•••1 • -.. ;,, lizo a x 10 • $1.00 0 "'' soi ,.,.;;, &1c...i,....ws tceih,d.di,M.o:J· All---.diN~;:;;;.,.,..1,a_lNJ R•~'--.11. '-ii" :__~__.. _: -_:- ..... ,.·_.:_~_~~_=_=_ · a.,. ---"~-- ony", but plans primarily to operate the lounge as a lounge where mixed drink prices are reasonable and where service will be enexcelled. The Red Room began as a small intimate neighborhood lounge many years ago and grew proportionately with the Gay population to the size of a good medium sized dance bar. Many changes through the years have kept the Gays charmed with its differences in atmosphere, and has now reached its peak in com­bining almost all the features of the many other lounges in Houston in the smaller package. The new Red Room will feature a cocktail hour daily (except Sun­day) from 4-7 and Beer Busts every Sunday. Outside of this, the operator plans to tone down the atmosphere and return the club's reputation to that of a great place to silently stalk or politely talk. If Cappell' s flair for the unusual still exists, then the Red Room promises to be the most popular and unusual lounge in Houston. Why A Gay Parade? "What is accomplished?" "What purpose does it serve?" "You don't see heterosexuals marching down the street carrying signs pro­claiming their sexual pre­ferences." "Why be a spectacle?" "It only antagonizes straights." These are some of the arguments hurled at those busy making plans for Dallas' second annual GAY PRIDE PARADE. These critics have their points. And sometimes I wonder if it is worth all the work and problems a gay parade in down­town conservative Dallas causes, But then I recall my own youth, and my story differs little from thousands of others. When I was growing up, 1 had strange, vague feelings that I was somehow dif­ferent from "normal" people. I had never heard the word "gay" or even ''homosexual,•• Frequent­ly, I had heard "Queer," "Fruit," " Fagget," "Fairy," and "Cock­sucker." When, eventually I did learn the word " homosexual" I also "learned" they were " ... sick, extremly unhappy and lonely." The only hope for these "poor unfortunates" was to get psychiatric treatment and become "normal" - meaning heterosex­ual. Ha. Are there no sick, unhappy, lonely heterosexuals - - in ap­proximately the same numbers? So this is why I march. I really DON'T want to march as I don't enjoy advertising my private life in front of straights. But I must, I need to help conteract centuries of neurotic / psychiatric prop­oganda. I need to help show the world that I am GAY, PROLD, HEAL THY and HAPPY. Perhaps this is not the best way to do it, I don't know. But until someone comes up with a better suggestion, this is the way I must do it. One thing for damn sure: hiding in closets will never ac­complish anything! "Friendship consists in forgetting what one ·gives and remembering what one receives". ALEXANDER DUMAS DO YOU AGREE??? (The material that follows is taken from a brochure received recent­ly from the University of Western Ontario Homophile Association, London, Ontario, Canada. We feel that it is very well written; and we are fully in accord with the thoughts expressed.) The text follows: HOMOSEXUALITY Homosexuality is the capacity to respond emotionally and physically to another person of the same sex. It is a real and genuine human feeling, fully equal. to heterosex­ual response. Itis shared by a great many people of every personality type and every docial position. Homosexuality has existed as long as man has and it has been re­garded in many various ways by different societies; some socie­ties have viewed it as a pa rt of "normal" behavior and other soc­ieties, like our own, have regarded it as "abnormal" behavior. It would seem to depend upon the nature of the society and not on the nature of homosexuality. Homosexuality is a fact of life. Like all other facets of human behavior, it must be dealt with rationally and without bigotry and prejudice. We are living in an age that is conscious of the personal free­dom and individual right to Jive a fully honest life. Integrity begins with each and every person--it begins with YOU! AWARENESS Awareness of one's homosexual tendencies may come at any age. A person's response to this sud­den insight will vary depending upon his strength of character of self-concept. The person who is aware of his homosexuality is usually also afraid--afraid of ex­posure, of social rejection, afraid of being labeled sick or perverted. It is only in the assurance of his positive worth that the homosexual can accept his feelings and live a happy and satisfying life. The Homophile Associations of Ontario and other places were formed and dedicated to giving proof both to homosexuals and to heterosexually oriented people of the individual and collective worth of persons regardless of their sex­ual preference. We are attempting to make peo­ple AW ARE of the entirety of their sexual responses. To assure people that AW ARNESS of the people that AW ARNESS of the fullness of their Jives can only make them better and more com­plete persons. To make the general public AW ARE of the incidence of homosexuality. And finally we are attempting to make people AWARE that homosexuals will no longer accept passively the hos­tility of an ignorant society. We have become at last AWARE that GAY IS GOOD! RATIONALE Becoming aware of and accept­ing one's homosexuality is a growth process. But growth requires energy. This process may there­fore bring new life if one has the strength to grow or it may be difficult if one does not have the resourcefulness of character to encourage growth in himself. Homophile Associations provide an atmosphere both academic and social where the homosexual may Page 5 .. .. ... -, ' ' meet others with his sexual pre­ference and where he may social­ize without the fear of "being different". Homophile Associations also provide a forum where the curious and interested may find communi­cations with the homosexual in an open and positive interchange. Homophile Associations act to bring a personal and public ac­ceptance of sexual freedom. We do not advocate promiscuity. We insist upon the individual freedom of each person to live his own pri­vate life. The need of every person to be accepted for himself is our prior­ity. The right of each man to seek out and to find a happy relation­ship with his fellow men is our aim. People must be encouraged to find deep, personal, satisfying, and responsible relationships. All of us have the potential to love - - all of us have the need to be loved- -we must be free to love freely. It is the QUALITY of your relationship which matters, not whether that relationship is be­tween two persons of the same or opposite sex. Studi Storts Moy 22 ACTION Once one has come to terms with his homosexuality, it is time to act. The homosexual must have pride in himself and in his sexual preference. The old days of fear and cringing are over. The homo­sexual admits his homosexuality to himself AND TO OTHERS and what's more--he is proud of it! The Homophile Association pro­motes gay pride with general meet­ings, public debates and forums, speaking engagements at schools, churches, clubs, hospitals, etc., demonstrations and marches such as the national march on Ottawa of August 28, 1971, various social activities, and private interviews and discussions about the topic. GAY RADIO PROGRAM Originally, T. Sanders, a very active woman for the gay com­munity had a radio program on Pacifica Radio, FM90, The gay program, throughout 1972 featured live and taped programs with the purpose of enlightening the straight WONDERING community about gays. T. Sanders recently turned the program over to Chuck Berger for development into a program of gays for gays. The program will be every other Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. - May 27th is the next one scheduled. The program will feature gay in­formation, gay entertainment and about functions in the community. Anyone wishing to donate talent to the program "Out of the Clo­sets, Into the Streets" may contact KPFT % this program. Gaze Has Easter Dinner About forty people came to the Montrose Gaze Community Center on April 22 to enjoy Easter dinner. Lots of women came to enjoy the festivities. After lunch, people went outside to play volleyball on the lawn. April 21, two members from the center delivered .about 15 beauti- WHAT JO DO ? In D;tllas JHfY'RE AU GOIIG TO "THE CLASSIFIED CAPER" 4111 IRYAI Al f ITZHIGB 'It Ill 1441 Page 6 fully-wrapped Easter Baskets to Texas Childrens Hospital. In attendance for Easter ~er were several members oflnteltity Houston. We of the center Work, Struggle and hope for the best for the com­munity. Montrose Gaze, 504 Fair­view at Whitney - 528-9069 - is open to all - give them a call or drop by. The Center gr~ slowly but steadily and is being recognized as a mark of stability in the Gay Community of Houston. Right now, they are in need of some generout person to donate a power lawnmower so that the lawn can be put in shape - - anyone Iisten­ina? Sunday dinners at the Center are becoming more and more popu­lar - - call and check when the next one will be and attend. Donations by the Gay Community are what is keeping this non­profit organization going. Have you helped? Each month all at the Center thank Mr. Dennis Sisk for his generosity in making it possible for them to remain at this location by paying the rental. L to er ·ty gle m-is or ut ted the ght me er tan ,n-ter ~; ~ ·Good Example '• •' •' For the longest time the Houston Gays who had the urge to visit the .ths found Galveston to be the closest convenience, and it wasn't ti.I Ted opened Mr. Frizby's in Houston, that the Dallasite could eet a Houstonite . . . in Houston. Now Houston has opened its •cond baths, and i promises to be every bit as safe as Frizby's. lllas too is scheduled for another, not that it has two already, ,tn seem to be doing well, therefore there seems to be room for third. This all goes to prove a point. When an establishment is >erated like a business, and when internal controls are enforced ghtly, the authorities barely acquaint themselves with the existance · '5Uch places. But when the baths, as any other Gay operation icomes a nuisance to the public and force the authorities to take >tice, you can rest assured the survival of that Gay enterprise rngs precariously in the balance. rngs precariously in the balance. Dope, long a menace to bar owners, seems to be the same menace , baths owners, but in Galveston, Houston, Dallas, through their Nn devises for control, dape is virtually non existent. Sex is a 1ppening which through consenting partners may still be considered Ji!gal wrong, but is lately viewed by jurists as something short of jail crime, and ergo if kept controlled, and does not invite public .tention, can for the most part be tolerated. Frizby's is to be con­ratulated for having operated as the pioneer in Houston in the Bath usiness. And becaust of his stringentcontrolsatFrizby's, no public 1tcry has arisen. No wagons have backed up to his door to lead ex offenders. Frizby's should serve as an example to others who ish to operate in this field, and to Ted, now celebrating the beginning r his thirdyearinHoustonas "Mr. Frizby's", we offer the sincerest est wishes for continued success. Congratulations to Frizby and ompany. FOREIGN CAR SERVICE 5415 Fannin at Calumet FREE ESTIMATES on body work and repair Foreign Car Specialist - " .. -I' a if 528 9362 Hours 6 A.M. to 10 P.M. "I BUY ALL THE RECORDS I USE AT DONS IN BELLAIRE ..... WHERE I CAN ALWAYS FIND RECORDS BY ... ELLA,DELLA,BILUE, . JUDY, EARTHA,ETTA, VIKKIE, LIZA,BARBRA, AND MARLENA ... " --MR. STEPHANIE STEVENS DON'S RECORD SHOP P. 0. BOX 125 • BELLAIRE, TEXAS 77401 4900 lissonnet/667•5701 HOUSTON'S FINEST RECORD SHOP IS IN BELLAIRE! A LESSON TO BE TAUGHT In the straight world, while bigotry seems to be fashionable still, and while courts and associations fight for the equality of individuals, it has almost become a laughable matter in our Gay world. Blacks, Mexican-Americans, Whites, Jews, Italians, and other minorities seem to have found a world in Gay life that has none of the barriers. At any club you will find blacks with whites, dancing or petting; Mexican Americans with protesto-whites living together or making love as freely as though there were no cultural difference. ·in Gay Society, it is acceptable to be Gay; regardless of background or culture. Why then, can'tthe courts, "Lib Societies" and others, send their emissaries into Gay life for the answer to "equality". It would be instantly obvious that Gays represent "love" and that there is little room in our lives for bigotry or racism. Perhaps being homosexual bridges the gap, somehow. And while places like the "Ghetto", River Oaks, "North Dallas" exist to the straight world, they are only names to the Gay World that have no meaning when people come together at the bars or parties. And if a Gay lives in one of those "places", he leaves it behind when he entertains himself with friends at the bars. And you can be sure that when race riots plague cities across the country, it's treated as a joke to Gays, who rub shoulders with the very protesters outside the Gay world, and who bring about daily the only true homogenous society. In Gay life, bigotry has no room. Maybe our social educators can find tha key to harmony by spending a few nights at any Gay Bar. If they're not afraid they'll lose their own bigotry. Is Texas destined to become a state interested only in female impersonators to the absolute dishonor of so many handsome boys in the area? The publishers of this paper would wish that a realistic contest be slated for the near future that would select the HAND­SOMEST men. Such a contest would certainly arouse more than a passing interest in club patrons, and could, perhaps be staged on neutral ground or at a club large enough to handle the job. The man chosen for the title MISTER TEXAS and the other con­testant winners could easily reap more than a trophy as his reward, for his future could lead to modeling and other things, whereas an impersonator of females can look only to the Gay world for ace eptance. Such a contest is a must in Texas, and should be held with a view to perhaps enlarging to a truly national contest, not merely the tool for promotion of a ~lub or a newspaper, but an ernest attempt at a Gay version of the Mister Universe contest. It certainly would not hurt the Gay image in our world, and could produce evidence to a naive public that not all Gays wear girls clothing. This paper strongly urges you to write of your opinion regarding this challenge, and should we receive the proper supp1Jrt, we feel we can enlist the aid of Texas Gay Scene Operators to put across such a contest. Goos looking men and boys should be seen. Page 7 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ton has been to Austin to lobby with Senators, in addition to talk­ing to ACLU. The Texas Gay Coalition wants to have names and addresses of a few gays in each city in Texas. When there is a gay rights bill ,or issue that needs representat­ion, a newsletter will be fired off all over the state so that individuals can write letters to their Senators and Representatives - - sort of a gay crisis hotline. When a person gets the newsletter he calls friends, who in turn cad more friends. By helping each other, we can get fantastic polit­ical results. CIRCLE OF FRIENDS 3834 Ross Avenue Dallas, Texas 75204 Dear Friends, Dallas is having its second GAY PRIDE PARADE at 11 am, Satur­day June 30, 1973. Perhaps you saw the first such parade last year in person or on TV. The parade is sponsored by the Circle of Friends, Texas' oldest homo­phile organization. The parade will be. made up of various organizat­ions as well as individuals. We will have floats, banners, cars and hundreds of pe_ople carrying signs. The parade will proceed up Main and down Elm streets. Emphasis is on Civil Rights. One of the main purposes of this parade is to call attention to the fact that members of the homo­sexual community are human too and should be able to exercise the same civil rights as any other citize_n. We invite you to join us in this parade and at the picnic at Flag Pole Hill immediately following. Bring food and drink for yourself and a friend. If you can't march, you can still help sponsor the parade by your check or cash donation. It was such donations last year that made donations last year that made it possible to have a successful pa­rade. In this way everyone can have a part in making it a suc­cess. MAIL YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO: Parade Committee Box 5944 Dallas, Texas 75222 For additional information call 824-0770. ' Y mirs for human dignity and equahty, Chris McKee Parade Chairwoman Gay Liberation Arizona Desert P. 0. Box 117 Tempe, Arizona Dear Sisters and Brothers Recognizing the need 'for in­crease_ d communication and co­oper~ tlon between organizations ~orkrng for gay rights and liberat- 10n, Gay Liberation/ Arizona De­sert (GLAD) is sponsoring a South­West Gay conference. Open to_ the public, the con ferenc_e will be held May 26-28 at_ Arizona State lniversity and w1l I fe~ture workshops, films a gay pnde parade, a tubing trip dov:n. _the Salt River, and other act1v1t1es. Organizations are being invited from Southern California, Arizona, '.'lew Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. 1:he conference will be sharing of ideas and experiences with the emphasis on pooling resources in­creasing solidarity, and working together. The workshops will be loose_ly structures and participa tory rn nature. R_egtstration forms will be mail­~ d rn the nest few days. Suggest- 10ns and comments are welcome ~or more information, please wnte to above. Yours in the struggle, GLAD 226-8242 ~~~4~7 HOW CAN WE HELP EACH OTHER The Senate subcommittee has recently finished its work on the "homosexual clause" for the con­sensual adults in private. They have reduced it from a felony to a misdemeanor \\ith a $200 fine. This is a considerable gain for the liberal faction on the ~ub­committee, in that there wasn't but marginal liberality and sup­port. Senator Graig Washington is working mostly for the reduction and when the bill goes before full committee, he will add an amend­ment to have the consensual laws stricken complete!}. From the senate committee, the bill will go to the house for a final vate. The ACLU has a lobby on the penal code and is active with the homosexual clause. "Integrity," a Houston gay group has been work­ing with Ron Waters, a Represent­ative (although he isn't on the subcommittee) favorable to gays. The Gay Political Caucus ofHous- • (From the Channel, MCC of Dallas) DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am panicky and need your advice. I just learned that someone who is very close to our family is a homosexual. I was shocked, to put it mildly. He does not know that I am aware of his deviation. I could overlook it, except for the fact that I am concerned about our children. We have two little boys. Will uals have any special interest in small children? Also, do you think he might tr} to influence our little boys against girls? - Afraid. tDb\R AFRAID: The percentage of homosexuals who are child mo­lesters is actually smaller than among heterosexuals. Your little boys would probably be safer with this friend than with a "funny" heterosexual uncle. DEAR READERS: your recal­citrant editor thinks that the lade (?) who wrote the letter to Ann Landers has problems .. \nyone who has to "overlook" a friend's gay lifestyle obviously isn't much of a friend. If the writer is as picky fjJ/u;up, Pi~ - fJJ~: l W 9:15 fm, Pi~: 9:15 fm, 612 HADLEY· - - HOUSTON Page 8 • I )y {- ts ·a s. ill t­ed ,at to es 1e. •r iii ~h it-s) m ,:I ut at I t1 111 • J as the letter indicates, she may do more to turn her boys against fe­males than the gay fellow ever could. GAY BROTHERS AND SISTERS I hope you will say a little prayer that Senator Washington (a het­erosexual) will be successful on our behalf. Should we win this victory, let us then work for the civil rights of all mankind - - not just gays. On the otherhand, if we do noth­ing WE WILLDE5ERVEWHATWE GET. Steve Jonsson "There should be fences even between friends. But they should have great holes in them." HABIB SHABIB HE IS DEAD Oh, lamentable day! Death lies upon him like an untimly frost upon the sweetest flower of the field. David Joseph Hennessy dies on April 22, 1973 at the age of 22. Born here in Houston on September 16, 1950, and a lifetime resident of the city. Few knew this lad as well as I but many were the people who loved him. He was the victim of a triffic accident in the small hours of Easter morning. Having lived with David for five years I feel that his loss can never be replaced. For it was You And Your Bike Houston has recently effected an ordinance covering the registrat­ion of bycycles that requires all two-wheeled bikes to be ridden on public ways to be registered with the Houston Fire Depa rtment. The cost, one dollar, covers a two-year period wherein the serial number is recorded along with the manufacturer's serial number and kept on file; a decal is issued and placed on the bike to certify the registration. It is hoped that this act will help curtail the rise in bike thefts in this city, part­icularly the more expensive five and ten-speed variety. The Hous­ton Police Department is given the authority to enforce this ordinance, and will detain anyone riding an un­registered bike. your hostesses Ricci & Rita 1811111 81-S CLUB POOL .- DANCING . MIXED D11115 Open Tuesday throuh Sunday Sp■ - ~ ·• (Closed lo•days l 2305 S. SHEPHERD FORT WORTH'S NEW ORGANIZATION (the OPEN DOOR - April 1973) A new organization has been created for Fort Worth. It is cal­led AURA - Awareness, Unity and Research Association. AURA is a joint effort of straights and gays to bring about social equal­ity. AURA is an educational organ­ization which hopes to make all gays aware of the rights which are common to all citizens, and of way~ to defend themselves against dis­criminatory practices. It hopes tc contribute to a social climate where outmoded m} ths and taboos no longer hinder free discussion and objective evaluation of the homophile subculture. AURA also hopes to serve as a center of communication. making the in­dividual aware of existing homo­phile organizations and services. The organization will alos re­search and evaluate studies and publications which deal with the homophile subculture. Chairman and founder of AURA, Kent A. Cyr, has announced that a meeting for prospective new members will be held the later par t of May . Dues are $10 a year for Active Membe r s and $5 a year for Associate Members. Any person who would like to join AURA, or would like more 0fo:mation concerning the organ- 1zat10n should write to: AURA Ken A. Cyr, Chairman P. 0. Box 26063 Fort Worth, Texas 76116 or call Ken at 838-2095. David Hennessy who taught me Ken is a member of the Ameri-humility and love. He was generous can Civil Libe rties Union and to all and a true lover of mankind. serves as church clerk for Agape Ken A. Cyr, founder of • new organization What he had done for everyone MCC. He has spoken several times aimed at bringing understanding and aware• remains and no one can take that at area colleges on behalf of the ness to the Fort Worth community. away. Life passes but love re- __c_ h_u_r_c_h·_----------------------------1 mains. He worked for the Galmiche Salon, he was a respected hair­dresser for his young age. His following was large. Watching his development it se­emed to come to full bloom almost over night. Each person that met David could not help notice the personality of this young man, and his zest for living. In the spirit that he lived let us live and be joyful. Scottie Harbers PHONI!: !528. B0!50 A D ULT MOVIE ARCADE DINER'S NEWS "On t~ .$hip - <W~u t~ dfction IJ," ADULT eooK• - MAGAZINES - FILMS - N OVl!!:LTl l!:S MICHAEL KELLER, Ma,.. 240 WESTHl!:I Ml!:R H O U S TON, T EXAS Paae 0 ,. Page 10 ffictv- ~ {oe.. \ a\\ ru15k+ Tu~ - ~e-e- :0€-e-R ~-to wed -t!t~uf-fG't -t-\o Bet ;sq 'Th.utS -~~s- ~€eK. S-10 -+R.i - !: p ~\Ce- 1-9 Sa+ - ~cc51€ t0i5h.+ ~urJ- Sh<ow ~M& 9.'15 \\\e "wild v,e,f" ha, jusl become a lol WILDERl_ NOWOPEN I the Club Houston 2205 Fannin Houston, Tex. (713) 229-0156 Visit our other clubs as you travel. .... ARIZONA, PHOENIX 1517 s. Black Canyon Hwy (602)255-9972 D.C., WASHINGTON 20 O" Street s.e . (202) 547-9631 FLORIDA, MIAMI 2991 Coral Way (305) 448-2214 FLORIDA, TAMPA 215 n . 11th st (813) 223-5181 GEORGIA, ATLANTA 76 4th street (404) 873-2148 ILLINOIS, CHICAGO 609 n. LaSalle (312) 337-0080 INDIANA, HAMMOND 532 Fayette st (219) 931-2992 INDIANA, INDIANAPOLIS 341 n. Capital (317) 635-5796 LOUISIANA, NEW ORLEANS 515 Toulouse (504) 581-2402 MARYLAND, BALTIMORE 1105 Cathedral st (301) 727-9320 MASSACHUSETTS, BOSTON 4 LaGrange St. (617) 338-8952 MICHIGAN, DETROIT 7646 WOO<Jword ave (313)875-5536 MISSOURI, KANSAS CITY 19 West 39th St. (816) 561-4664 MISSOURI, ST. LOUIS 600 N. King's Hwy (314) 367-3163 N. CAROLINA, CHARLOTTE 1013 Morehead (704)375-9603 NEW JERSEY, CAMDEN 1498 Broadway (609) 964-009 5 NEW JERSEY, NEWARK 49 Broadway (201) 484-4848 NEW YORK, BUFFALO 44 Almeda st (716) 835-6711 NEW YORK, NEW YORK CITY 24 First Ave. (212) 673-3283 OHIO, CLEVELAND 1448 W. 32nd St. (216) 961-2727 1293 W. 9th st (216) 241-95()9- OHIO, TOLEDO 902 Jefferson St. (419) 246-3391 TEXAS HOUSTON 2205 Fannin (713) 229-0156 Page 11 STARTING MAY 30 WAKEFIELD POOLE'S Congratulations to SHOUT IT LOUD The GLF at Kent University is doing a great job of educating their fellow students, faculty and general public. Boldly, they print a small but interesting newsletter monthly. They frequently give dances in which straights and gays dance side by side. Also they conduct men and women's rap sessions and spon­sor iorums. Perhaps the most dramatic thing they've accomplished was to de­molish the sexism that had existed on the Men's Basketball Inter­murals by fielding a team of both men and women called the Laven­der Menace. Their won-loss re­cord wasn't impressive, but they were VISIBLE AS GAY PEOPLE. And they had a lot of fun. They also had a giant cheering section. Now that basketball season is over, these courageous young men and women have entered a volley-ball team. Those wishing to contribute to SHOUT IT LOUD! may write Page 12 KGLF at Room 233: University Center KSU: Kent, Ohio 44242. This poem is from a recent pub­lication: I was searching - - looking! I was watching - - learning! I was listening-­hearing! 1 was seeing - - finding! I was touching - - feeling! I was being - - living! I was loving - - you! I was -- T. D. Bean Gay is Good Gay is proud Gay is here SHOUT IT LOUD! "My enemies are now so numer­ous, I'm thankful for the friends I've got - - however few" . ALEXANDER GRAY WHY ARE WE LONELY? I suppose because I'm an ancient queen and because I have a good ear, I get phone calls all the time (usually at night when I have a warm companion) from people who are lonely and desperately need someone to talk to. Of course I wouldn't just rudely hang up and hurr,y back to my friend, but I cant t help but wonder - - why? Oh,. I can see a young lad finally awakening to the fact that he's gay and needs some answers. And I can understand someone from a small town, new to Dallas and doesn't know where or how to meet people. To those of age, I always keep a handy list of gay bars by my telephone and recommend these. But many are a little timid about going into a bar alone, knowing no one. To the young and the shy I say the easiest and best way to get to know a lot of good people; people who are happy, successful, proud, and un-hung-up about being gay, is to attend the Metropolitan Community Church. Any stranger can walk into 3834 Ross Avenue, and he isn't likely to be a strang­er long. There is something of interest going on there almost every night. Some of the interesting things coming up in May are: 1. COVERED DISH DINNER, May 6th at 5:30 pm. Anyone, church member or not, can enjoy a feast fit-for-a-king for just $1.50. If, out of a hundred men and women milling around, talking, laughing, eating and drinking, one can't meet some nice people who will event­ually become a lasting and loyal friends, then one simply isn't try­ing, or else is looking for a " knight in shining armour." And unless one is a "knight in shining armour," too one best not be so pickish! 2. On the 18th and 19th of May there will be another delightful MCC NIGHTS AT THE MOVIES. These movies are always "choice" and the intermissions are even more so. 3. For those who wish to get involved, to do something rather than just complain , there is the CIRCLE OF FRIENDS with meet­ings on the 2nd and 4th Fridays at 8:00 p.m. 4. A rapidly growing women's organization, DAUGHTERS OF BILITIS, meets the frist Friday of the month at MCC 8:00 pm. On the third Friday of the month they meet at 2001 Bryan. Suite 290. Houston offers the same op-portunities (Perhaps More) at the Montrose Gaze. So dear lonely people, please remember: all of us is lonely sometimes, aren't we. Please don;t expect instant happiness with the mere ring of a telephone. Get off your butts. GO \\ HERE THE PEO­PLF: ARE' To, -Help .Gay Priests Roman Catholics are planning to open a counseling center for homosexual priests, brothers and seminarians. Location of the center, to be called Renewal, Rest and Recreat­ion, is undecided. Rev. John F . Harvey of Alexandria, Va., who is organizing it, says the center will focus on pastoral counseling and help for gay clergymen. He says he expects the program to be in operation within a year. Harvy says Catholics generally are reluctant to acknowledge homosexuals in the clergy. " Too many people are threatened by something which is so little under­stood," he says. Establishment of the center is officially approved by the Catholic Church and will be listed in the Official Catholic Directory, says Harvey. (Houston Chronicle -5/4/73) cl. BRIAN MASTER OF.THE MALE CINEMA .JAGUAR PRESENTS At popular request, the MINI PARK is pleased to announce the return showing of "BOYS IN THE SAND" starting May 30th. "FOUR MORE THAN MONEY" STARRING J. BRIAN'S GOLDEN BOYS FEATURING JOE MARKHUM"AS PHIL AN.OROS WITH RAY JACKSON, KERRY CLAWSON & JOE-+JASH Page 13 An AA's Birthday During the past month the Nuntius was invited to attend a "birthday" party. The party was for AA's that had been sober for one, two or more years. My understanding of this pro­gram was greatly increased by the brief time spent with this group. Herewith is a writing by one of the "birthday" celebrants, a young woman that was celebrating her "1st" birthday of soboriety. The search is yours and mine. Each finds his way with help, But yet alone. Serenity is the goal. It comes to those who learn to wait and grow; For each can learn to understand himself and say, "I've found a Joy in being I, and knowing you; a Knowledge of the depths I can descend, A chance to climb the heights above my head." The way is not so easy all the time. Our feet will stumble often as we go. A friend may need to give others some extra help, as We once gave to others When in the hour of fear. This is no picnic path that we have found; But yet compared to other days and other times, It seems a better route. We lost our way before; In fear, and guilt, Resentments held too long. Self pity had its way with us; We found the perfect alibi For all our faults. We do not know what life may bring From day to day Tomorrow is a task not yet begun, and we could fail to pass its test But this will wait, While in today we do the best We can. Today we try to grow Today we live, We seek to know, To give, To share With you. --- (ZNS) - A magazin publisher in England is organizing a "sex fair" -- featuring male strippers, nude all-girl wrestlin~teams, ero­tic films and topless girl pop bands. According to Reuters News Service, publisher Nick Coles is currently looking for a location north of London to stage his sex carnival. The show - - which will feature an "orgy tent" and live lesbian stage shows - - was shift­ed away from the small village of Forest Row after residents there protested. Coles says that, once a site is found, he will build a stadium which will incorporate sexy side­shows and a love tent, which will have foam rubber on the floor so visitors can watch erotic films played on the ceiling. Page 14 "Better are the blows of a friend than the false kisses of an enemy" THOMAS A. BECKETT THE TEEN SCENE Often overlooked by operators but never neglected are the teen­agers and under - 21s in Texas who, were theyNewYorkers,could frequent the Bars. This group of people who now have the right to vote, serve in the armed forces, and who pay taxes as would their adult conterpart find themselves in the strictest sense of the word a "minority." But thankfully, Friday and Satur­day nights when the curfew takes over and the liquor and beer is put away such Houston and Dal­las bars ;s the Farmhouse, T.J.'s the Bayou Landings open their doors to these young people for two hours of dancing and coke drinking. The parents of such young adults who ofe ,, who often send "rescue-money to the runaways who find them­selves better treated in other selves better treated in other states should encourage Texas legislators to drop the drinking age to 18 years; San Francisco and New York and other exotic cities would quickly lose their appeal to these young adults whose only desire is to be able to dance and socialize some time before 2:00 a.m. and if not in school, per-haps even mid-week. These under 21' s may be kiddies to society, but to the Gay World are adults and should be treated so. FIRE RAVAGES DETOUR Fire ravages the Detour at 3113 Live Oak, Dallas, Texas the morn­ing of May 14. The rear of the building, which was an old residence, was being demolished and the Detour had plans for rebuilding that portion of the saloon and enlarging the facilities. 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VERNON STREET ALL ORDERS SENT •~T CLASS MAIL HOUSTON, TEXAS 7108I .. l 8' '1 g .'1. b· u s D b a 0 ti 0 b n h h 0 h a a a g b· u s D b a 0 ti 0 b n h h 0 h a a a g 0 s \\ 0 b building but talking with a re­presentative of the bar they feel that the front will be in operation real soon. This fire was anaccidentandnot as so many in the past "suspected arson.'' Mother Of Dallas Hospitalized MADAM Fl!RTERLIZER Madam Ferterlizer, "Mother of Dallas Drag'' has been hospitalized and is in serious condition. Madam Ferterlizer has been for the past several years one of the performers at Ronsue's at 3236 McKinney having missed very few performances during this time. "Fertie", as she is known to all who know her well is a friend to all who meet her. Ron Hemby, Ronsue's owner and friend of "Fertie" held a benefit show in which about $730.00 was collected to help with expenses during his illness. This effort was picked up by the Encore and and the Bayou Landing. About$500 ~lP~CC□c.\[L @[fff ~00 THE ALL NEW Do [It ~~ooa~~ 200' Color Film $16.50 ea. WITH THIS AD BELLAIRE NEWS DISCOUNT NEWS 5807 Bellaire 609 LaBranch Downtown 66S-9711 at TEXAS (acrou from Greyhound Bus) 226-8852 LARGEST ADULT SECTION IN HOUSTON OPEN TILL 1 A.M. OUT OF TOWN PAPERS OVER 2000 PUBLICATIONS DISPLAYED FEATURING BOOTH TYPE MOVIE ARCADE MACHINES WITH 24 INCH SCREENS was collected at the benefit at the Encore and another $300 at the Bayou Landing. The female impersonators doing these benefits gave tips and all for their friend and fellow entertainer. This is a great example of what the collective Gay community can do to help when the need is there. "Fertie" will still require as­sistance during this period. If you have ever seen this "young-past­sixty", she is your friend and needs your help. Please call or send what you feel you can afford to Mr. Ron Hemby, %Ronsues - 3236 McKinney, Dallas, Texas - Phone 526-9333. r / / Guess Whose Coming To Texas Troy Perry, gaydom's most charismic leader will be in Dallas May 25, 26, and 27; and he'll be in Ft. Worth May 28, 29 and 30. Three full days of activities are being planned by the Dallas Metro­politan Community Church, said Reverend Richard Vincent. Start­ing Friday at 8:00 pm there will be an Open House. The next day will be filled with special music, a buffet dinner and a program of varied entertainment. Then Sunday morning at 11:00 Troy Perry will officiate at the dedication of Dal­las' own MCC building. This building, at 3834 Ross This building, at 3834 Ross Avenue, was built in the Depress­ion 30's as a private hospital. Today the architecture is quaint but interesting and the structure sould. But the building had been vacant for many years and vandels had smashed most of the windows. Through the years, th~ves had forced entry andcarriedoffevery­thing of value. Then hippies, seek­ing shelter from Dallas' cruel win­ters "liberated" the building and made it their home. When MCC purchased the build­ing, it was in shambles. On that cold December day, when the con­gregation first looked at it, many were discouraged and thought it beyond repair. Butaboutl00mem­bePs (and non-members) pitched in, rolled up their sleeves and set to work. Window panes were re­placed. The leaking roof was re­paired. Hugh holes.in the floors and walls were patched. While some workers were doing all this, others were busy sheetrocking, putting in new electrical wiring, cleaning windows, painting, nailing, ham­mering. Then came a new floor, with gold carpet. When the sanct­uary was finished, a beautiful organ was donated. But to those who've labored so hard, it is simply beautiful. Now Troy Perry will bless and dedi­cate -- Dallas' .First Gay Church! (From The Gay Insider, USA by John Francis Hunter) Can a man of the cloth pro­claim himself a homosexual and still effectually lead a flock? Until a very few years ago such a question was not openly raised in the homosexual community, and if it wa:s presented to theologians, the answer was generally in the negative if provided at all. Most theologians would rather not ponder such questions. The major­ity of homosexuals as well as preachers (they've never been mutually exclusive entities) se­emed to prefer that such questions not be askd not be as.lied at all. To the straight world, which dominated and set the lifestyle, the homosexual either didn't exist. or else he was con­sidere4 a sick man and an un­regenerate sinner. Popular psychologists / propag­andists- like Edmund Bergler - (1000 Homosexuals) dismissed homosellUals who didn't plead to "be cured" as willful perverts. Pervert and sinner were synon­ymous. 1be idea of a self-con­fessed homosexual cleric was un­thinll'. able - - 11111til late 1968 when Troy Perry surfaced, a stunning example of the New Free Gay and moreover·, the New Con­science. Perry is a phenomenon of the late '68s who, by the end of this present decade, may seem about as novel as an earth-orbiting as­tronaut or the recipient of a heart transplant. But for neo he is ab­solutely rare, an innovator, a ral­lying point for gay activists, a pioneer -- and as much a freak as Jesus whom he worships and promoted from the pulpit of his Metropolitan Community Church. REV. TROY PERRY Now at last it is ready. In comparison to Dallas' mighty First Methodist Church and Highland Park's splendid Presbyterian Church, Gay's MCC is primitive. "My principle message is the message of love," Perry pro­claims forthrightly wherever he Page 15 ., i l j I j i l ; OPENING SOON DALLAS SPIIIEISY 54152 0£r>t.,.ON OR C-.,~ o,,-,, Send Check or Money Order to. SPECIAL Y PRODUCTS 4615 MT VERNON HOUSTON, TEXAS 77006 BUDDY ROGERS ARTHUR LOMBARDI NAME • goes. Also, "The Lord is my shepherd, and he knows I'm gay." "A love of self, a love of God, and a love of this country. I be­lieve that the homosexual has to love himself before anybody else can love him and that includes God . . . I feel that you have to come to terms with yourself, know who you are and what you are and know what you want out of life." His congregation responds sometimes en masse, sometimes spottily, as it is made up of diverse religious backgrounds. From austere Episcopalians who feel comfortable with the generally Espicopalian pattern of worship, to zealots of Perry's own ilk. The congregation in terms of its sexual orientation is guessed to contain 70 percent male homosexuals, 15 percent female homosexuals, and 15 percent heterosexuals - - cert­ainly making it the most unortho­dox church in America today. Unorthodox, though, is simply not a big enough word to describe Perry, his assistant ministers, his choir, his aides or his communi­cants, nor the work of his church. Whatever one thinks of organized religion, on the lunatic fringe or in the bosom of the ancient es­tablishment, one has to view the MCC group as a sociological bo::;­om of the ancient establishment, one has to view the MCC group as a sociological entity of enormous psychological and sociological pot­ential. Homosexuals are, contrary to straight opinion, highly diverse, difficult to organize, constrained by conditioning, law and prevail­ing popular attitudes and fearful of losing their jobs if "discover­ed." Perry has his hands full. In addition ot his ministry, the kindly blue-eyed minister is President of the Western Homo­phile Conference, Chairman of the Los Angeles Community for Homo­sexual Law Reform and a board member of the Council on Religion and the Homosexual. He can be found at the forefront of any homo­sexual protest parch for the right to make love in private as one choses or even protesting against public discrimination. On Sunday evening, January 11 (1070), Perry led some two hundr­ed fifty marchers under the aegis of the Homosexual Law Reform group up Highland past Hollywood High School to fabled Hollywood Boulevard. The blase' boule­vardiers had never seen anything like it. like it. Then on Sunday, February 7, Perry made his way to a greasy spoon on Santa Monica Boulevard called Barney's Beanery to protest the offensive "Fagots Keep Out" sign, which had for years de­clared its management's mispelled prejudice from above the bar. He prevailed. (The sign was recently restored.) Page 16 During church service on the aforementioned Sunday, Perry good-naturedly told of a city of­ficial's call to ask how many de­monstrators he anticipated. monstrators he anticipated. "Maybe a thousand," Perry had estimated. "A thousand!" the man replied. "Are there a thousand homosex­uals in Los Angeles?" "That really blew my mind," Perry cried as his congregation roared: "I explained if there weren't a thousand, there certain­ly were a lot of imitations running around!" While heavily involved in advancing the cause of sexual advancing the cause of sexual enlightenment and freedom from harrassment in his community, the seemingly indefatigable Per­ry's first commitment is to his church. The variety of activities besides Sunday morning worship service include prayer meetings/ bible classes; and "Alcoholics Together" group; a class for the deaf; marriage ceremonies (per­formed for couples who have been together for at least six months); and a Hescue Squad whi<'h re­sponds to telephone hot-line pleas from homosexuals in immediate trouble with the law or when a love affair has ended and rejection has become overwhelming to them. or when the indifference of the world to their lonely suffering has grown unbearable. Perry offers understanding and extends a wel­come to those who feel that they do not belong anywhere. Homosexuals are not openly in­vited into most churches in Ameri­ca and in many places of worship ADDRESS __ CITY _ _ -·_ STATE . ZIP __ _ they are scorned, Perry points out. Churchmen feel they have to change a person and convert him from his homosexuality if he is to become a proper Christian. Perry does not feel any change is necessary other than that the homosexual should be encouraged to stop feeling guilty and ashamed of being what he is. This is the man who is coming to Texas the last week in May. Everyone (straight or gay - be­liever of non-believer) would enjoy hearing this man talk. When this man enters a room, love enters at the same time. In answer to the question "What u d d • do you_ feel is the o_rigin of ho!"O· fi erstan 1ng sexuahty - - genetic or acquired - - or is it as much a part of the_ Natural Order as heterosex- Grow1·ng uahty?" Perry muses: "About the origin of homosex-uality, a thousand different psy- Old chiatrists have a thousand dif- er ferent answers .... They have decided not that a child's sexual orientation is set by the time he is three years old. I think they're going to find that it's much earlier than that. I tend to agree with Dr. Evelyn Hooker of UCLA who seems to feel that in some - - and I think that will be explained to include ALL - - homosexuals - - there is a biological reason for being homosexual, that chemically the body is tipped toward homo­sexuality. I feel that the homo­sexual is created so. I don't be­lieve environment has a lot to do with it. I would disagree with almost every homophile leader in that respect . . .. If they go back and find that the origin of homo­sexuality is in the foetus, then you don't control it . . . . I believe that I was created a homosexual and that's why I had no suffering or guilt feelings or hang-ups about it. I'm God's creation. I believe it's just as natural to be homo­sexual as it is to be heterosex­ual!" In Gay society a person is ill equipped to handle the aging pro­cess unless he understands a little about the bio-phychological pro­cess of aging. And as a person growing older peers with one eye at himself in the mirror reflect­ing an image of disdainful age, and the other on the television com­mercializing a hair product with the words, "You'~e not getting older, you're getting better", a turmoil of frustration can build quickly. But this problem is not unique to Gay life alone. It's a serious concern to society as a whole and volumes fill the libr­aries on the aries on this subject alone. Be­cause there is more to aging than just becoming old. Aging may come slowly or rapid­ly • gracefully, gradually, or sud­denly. Some people seem to slip into old age gracefully, even beaut­ifully, while others seem almost overnight to be transformed by Air. Friz/Jy 3401 Milam at Francis -entrance on Francis Membership $2. per year ,..........-, PRIVATE BATH CLUB~ Housto,,, Visits- Tuesday - Wednesday & Thursday - $3.00 Friday Saturday & Sunday Visits $5.00 OPEN 24 hrs. CLOSED MONDAY 523-8840 If Ip er at t· 04 ng n, cs an de H er s ts If Ip er at t- 04 ng n. cs an de 24 er se ts d rs r ·e ) y II ,o e a t r e e 0 y d e e d d n, m b ly us he nd nd I e er er ad ke ti! n­ew ven he ers go m­ors some malelvolent experience, real or imagined, into relative old age. We can group aging into three cate­gories for study. BIOLOGICAL aging refers to changes in the organism's vulner­ability; the chances of survival diminish with the passage of time. An older person biologically, has on the basis of physiological, chemical, and anatomical me­asurements only a short time left to live. A person's PHYS­IOLOGICAL age can be guaged by his capacity to adapt to the environmental demands of other persons. Physcological age in­fluenced, of course, by Biological age is also determined by other factors that include his ability to employ his capacities. This can mean that a person of fifty can still function sexually as strong as a person ofthirty, if his drive is not physcholigally diminished. DOC­CORRECTION physcholigally diminished. SOC­IAL AGE plays a strong role in Gay Life but merely refers to an individual's social habits relative to society's expectations. This person's behavior is often self­imposed and toned down consider­ably merely because it is "ex­pected" he act his age. Be more conservative; conversely more lecherous, etc. But the aging Gay Person if often forced to act in accordance with norms that decide whether he acts too young for his age. Let's probe into the bio­logical determinats. Each animal species lives, on the average, only a certain length of time, but there are large individual differences around the average. The lifetime of men, for example, range from a few minutes to well over a hundred years. To some extent, an individual's life span is determin­~ d genetically. For instance, if your grandparents were long­lived you may have one small adva~tage. But the environmental factors play a larger role; the food we eat, temperature, demands for activity, quality of the air, and the like also affect chances for longer life. Variations in man's environ­ment is most important in de­termining span of life; more so than heredity. If man can asses and control his environment, he can increase his life span, or the aging process. Wrinkled skin and other changes in appearance come about as a re­sult of changes in the connective­tissue fibers that lie between the cells of the body. Leonardo da Vinci was able to reduce the draw­ings of individuals of different ages to rules, based on specific an­atomical changes. (Changes in ap­pearance can beattributedtogene­tics, but are also most definitely able to be modified by environ­ment.) It is commonly known (if ignored) that continued exposure to the sun, regardless of preventative lotions, etc., quicken the aging process by faster thickening connective tissue lead­ing to leathering of the skin. Many cells of the body continue to divide with age (reproduce themselves), but some of the most important ones do not: brain cells and heart cells do not. There are social determinants that vary the pattern of aging and that vary with social class. Poor people are generally exposed to more injurious environmental con­ditions than are the middle - or upper-class rich, and the con­sequences are poorer health and earlier aging. Poor people also become more vulnerable psycho-logically as they become older. Their range of choices of where and how to live become increas­ingly constricted with advancing age. Because, in a real sense, it is choice that makes us human, the aged poor robbed of choice decay even more rapidly. In Gay society an aging Gay is often look­upon without respect if he acts "younger" than his age, and is often sh1.mned and avoided if he does. When a man passe! into his forties (in Gay life), he actually approaches a new phase and finds himself more admired for him­self and his intellectual or social prowess rather than h_as sexu!'I appeal. It is when he chngs to_ his thirties that he becomes undes1re­able to his peers and to the y~~nge_i; set who either scorn or use him. One of the concern1; of aging is the need to curtail certain act­ivities as energy declines and the need to rest increases. Under­standing this is difficult to the Gay who is used to crowding his day with business and his nights with pleasure games and who must then begin to curtail his a ctivities or show ever-increasing signs of ag­ing. The well adjusted gay ga_uges himself and his energy drives; pr perhaps motivated by the death of his peers, which serves as re­minders of his own vulnerability. At this point the Gay often wishes to retreat from the complexities of life and society and retire honorably and with dignity from the "scene". But although older peo­ple do begin to disengage them­selves from many social roles , their activity can (and usually does) become related to life and sexual satisfaction and the tendency is to plan and attend more productive encounters (less frequently but nevertheless pr_o­ductive) with sexual and social partners at parties and other limit­ed events. Lonliness - personal and social and intellectual - is the most wicked scourge of the aging. Sex is curtailed only physcholo­gically by the aging Gay, and U: the loss of hormonal or other medical inbalance is not prevelant, then this person's sexual life can con­tinue easily well into his nine­ties; the criteria here is a simple one. The availability of a sexual partner. Most Gays have a tend­ency to sublimate their se~ual desire. Age should make httle difference in one's life, and if he should become less active sexually, then a great deal of the fault lies with his own self-hate. For psychologically mature in­dividuals though growing older, do not change - a loving person is still a loving person, an paranoid is still paranois at any age, and an old roue' still lusts after new tricks. The story of life can actually begin here. If appearance, and I'm speaking of your face, biceps, chest, etc., brings you un­happiness, and you are too P<?Or to change them, then accept aging gracefully. But if your in~ome allows you to choose your environ­ment, then by all means, pick an air conditioned apartment and get out of the smog; get that face lifted, wear that make-up; ta_ke those facials; style your hair; get out on the dance floor and work up those sluggish veins and tired old sluggish heart; pump some yough into your life through clever clothing; stay out of the sun and wear color on your face from a bottle. Tint your hair ~tlau ' SATURDAY ~ ,,ein BAR 7 ~R;NKS FRIDAY & ~ MONDAY - 2 for 1 All Night ~ TUESDAY -Show 9:30 WEDNESDAY - Dating Game 9:30 THURSDAY - Ta lent Night 9:30 SUNDAY - Show 8:30 "HAPPY HOUR" - Monday - Friday 4:30 - 8. ~~~~se -ii=:xic==t,c5=:28:::xx=8=2:)11(3=6:::,t or buy a wig. Pluck your eye­brows or dye them. Do the things that for centuries the rich have done, and you'll find new satis­faction in growing old, because in reality, your age is only re­flected in the mirror. And if you can still achieve an erection then find the right person to turn you on. Remember. If you can mastur­bate, you can have sex with a wil­Jing partner. Don't grow old ment­ally, and you'll find yourself back in your thirties again. And if you THINK sex, you'll HAVE SEX. (NEXT ISSUE, "How to Halt Age­ing") MAYPOLE D.own, Right 1. snug 4, flaccid 6. TV award 8. double 10. black gem 12. to caution 14. quiet 16. lip caress 18. make a loan 20. cord 22. discover Down, Left 2. lubricant 3. Wizard of 5. anger 7. half-way 9. one (Span.) 11. presently 13. 15. 17. 19. 21. 23. curve to question sick go astray fool; lout neut. pronoun ANSWERS D-R 1. cozy 4. limp 6. 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