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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 4, April 1973
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Transcript tJie §VUN'TIUS FOUR YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE GAY COMMUNITY Miss GAY TEXAS Pagent held in Houston 2ND RUHHER UP - GOLDA The Miss Gay Texas Pagent held April 7th' and 8th at the fabulous Bayou Landing in Hous­ton was a tremendous success. Quality presentation and product­ion creditable to Bill Baker and Hal McNealey. 'working with a group this size, unknown to the producers is quite difficult without prior rehearsals u prior rehearsals but all went well throughout the two evenings. The sound by David also helped make this one of the more professional contests seen in Houston of this type. The twenty-two contestants were from all over the state, the major­ity being from Dallas and San Antonio. The question was asked several times what happened that Miss Houston didn't compete? All of the Houston Gay Com- MISS GAY TEXAS - JODIE LAHE munity wishes to thank the men responsible for the promotion of this contest as well as all of the contestants entering for making it the finest show witnessed by anyone. A collective gathering of talent such as this was is rarely ever seen at one time. The judging of this competition was one of the most open and above-board there has been in the city of Houston. The question raised by the gathering at the table to the rear of the judges about it having been " fixed" by that " old queen" at the end wag the only out-of-line mention made about the decision of the judges. There is always someone or a collective bunch like this , but it is known to all breeding will tell when " borrowed funds" can't alter the fairness of a contest - eh Honey? The contest was judged on three categories. Evening gown - max. 25 points - Costume - max. 25 points - Talent - Max 50 points. For the benefit of the persons questioning the scores they are listed as follows - (1) the contest­ant number, (2) the total of the five judges scores (3) the first listing is of the 22 contestants from which the ten were chosen. If there is any question the original ballot sheets are available for anyone to check. Contestant # Points 1 ... .. ............. 220 2 . . ... . ....... .. ... 223 3 . . . . . . . . . . . ... 302 4 .... 344 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 6 . . . . . . . . . . ... 293 7 ...•..... 337 8 . . . . . . . . . . ... 293 1ST. RUHHER UP - HOYA BERNARD 9 ............ .... ... 344 10 . . .. .. . . .. . . . ... , . 40J II . . . . .. . . . .. . ... ~ 35u 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . :_.296 13 ............ . , ,·36.~ 14 . ... . ...... . .•. 242 15 . ... . .. . ..... .. :μ)9 16 . .. . .. . .. . ..... 353 17 ........ . ...... 339 18 ......... . .. ., . ~28 19 . ...... . ....... 310 20 ........... . ...... 368 21 . . .. • ... . ......... 231 22 . .. ... . .. ..... . . .. 326 The top ten scores listed same as the first twenty-two are as follows: Contestant # Point&.., 4-Golda . . . . ...... 397 7-Tiffany . . . . . . . . . . 284 9-Kim ... . ..... . . . ... 412 IO-Nova Bernard . . .. . .. . 449 ll-Queenie . . . . . . . . 296 OUR COMVIUNITY NOThiNG hUMAN is Ali€N TO US f -) -- JOIN WITH YOUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRISTIAN LOVE. 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! DALLAS: Metropolitan Community 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 AUSTIN: Metropolitan Community Church of Austin P. o. Box 1256, Austin, Tx 78767 Phone: (512) 442-4898 Sunday Services: 408 West 23 Street, Austin 2:00 PM Interim Pastor: Rev. Robert Bogarte FT. WalTH: Agape Metropolitan Community Church P. 0, Box 26063, Ft. Worth, Tx 76116 Sunday Services: 2800 Purington, Ft. Worth 7:30 PM Interim Pastor: Rev. David Carden For information regarding other areas, contact the nearest MCC office. 13-Lisa Moya ... -....... 394 16-Montie . ............ 311 17-HONEY ............ 344 18-Jodie Lane .......... 479 20-Stephanie Carr . . . . . . . 392 Our thanks to the MC's for their patience with the entrants, the judges and the audience. Jene­fer George was just as beautiful as ever and for a change did beautifully on the microphone. DALLAS­HOUSTON 'vice squad One of the highlights of the evenings was Miss Gay America OW voicing her experiences and doing fl numbers for the receptive crowd. For unrehearsed response to some of the questions, Norma Christi ( Miss Gay America), made all feel proud that she was the representa­tive of the Gay Community. morals judges?' movie, in violation of Art. 527 of the Texas Penal Code, will be filed against "all who had a hand in exhibiting the film." Jodie Lane, from Dallas, winner of the contest for Miss Gay Texas is both beautiful and talented and wish her much success in the ~ up-comming Miss Gay America 1973 Pagentto be held in Tennessee the first part of next month. The first runner-up, Nova Ber­nard, has added another trophy to her large collection. I think that from what we can recall she now has a total of eleven, five of which were won at the Zodiac Ball in Dallas this past Halloween and in Houston at various clubs. Her costumes are always something startling and take months to make. The second-runner-up, Golda, is not known to us but she was very talented and beautiful. ...,.. The Miss Gay Texas Pagent will be held again next year and we know it will attract much more attention since this one was so outstanding. It is with sincere hopes that the people from "that group" can have, or develope, enough good taste to remain home for the next contest or improve on their behavior as we, the aver­age "old queen" and "young queens" alike note, not with pride IF YOU LIKE Hli4D, YOU'L LO\JE THROAT the behavior of such outstanding Dallas police seized the contro­gay citizens. "Since you think you versail film "Deep Throat" are someone, why not endeavor Thursday, March 29th after a to act the part?" .policeman testifiedatanadversary -Page 2 hearing before Justice of the Peace Robert Cole that the film was ob­scene. Three reels of 35 millimeter film were seized and impounded in the police· property division warehouse. "Deep Throat" opened the night before at the Arcadia Theatre, 2005 Greenville Avenue. Detective Lt. Mel Southall of the police alcohol licensing unit said charges of exhibiting an obscene This is not the first time "Deep Throat" has played Dallas. It was exhibited at the Guild Art Theater, 4923 Columbia for two weeks in 1972, and was never seized. D. W. Marks, Dallas policeman, filed an affidavit in which he stat­ed that acts of sexual intercourse and sodomy were depicted. Police­man Marks was placed on the stand in Cole's court by Asst. Dist. Atty. Jay Ethington. Cole then issued a search warrant. to-----------------------------"·- APPLICATION - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CIRCLE OF FRIENDS PARADE COMMITTEE 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 held Saturday, June 30, 1973 at 11:00 AM. Name of Organization ______________________ _ Address ___________________________ _ Phone _________ Your Name ______________ _ Number af floats you wish ta enter: _______ ($15.00 per float) Number af cars you wish to enter: ________ ($5.00 per car) I hereby enclose_______ for entry fees to be used by the Parade Com­mittee far expenses incurred for the parade. Make Checks payable to THE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS PARADE COMMITTEE. Signature: ___________ _ Remarks:---------------------------- --:-:-"" ,. Mike Aranson, an attorney re­presenting the Arcadia and the Guild, contended at the hearing that Judge Cole did not have juris­diction as a justice of the peace in the case, and that the film was not obscene. "The bur den of proof rest with them (Dallas police). This film is as pure as 'Rebecca of Sunny­brook Farm' in the eyes of the law," Aran son contends that pub­licity in New York and in Play­boy magazine caused Dallas police to seize the film. The police have denied this. A New York City judge ruled the film obscene and levied heavy fines against the exhibitors. How­ever a court in Binghamte,n, N.Y. ruled -the film was not obscene. The management of the theater immediately began showing an­copy of "Deep Throat." Subse­quently the Dallas police raided the theater twice Friday and once more Saturday, forcing the Arcadia management to substitute "Dyna­mite" Sunday in the hope of ap­peasing Dallas vice Squad officers. Theater manager, RobertJames Moore and three women employees were arrested both Friday and Satur day, but theater patrons went unmolested. On Saturday night, the theater was surrounded by members of the police department's riot trained tactical squad and vice squad of­ficers swarmed into the building, packed with movie-goers. Police confiscated $500 in ticket receipts. Those arrested were charged with "exhibiting obscene material" Friday, and "conspiracy to exhibit obscene material" Saturday. In further action, a hearing has been scheduled for April 19th in Judge Fred Barless' 14th District Court on a suit filed by Asst. Dist. Atty. John Tolle seeking an injunction to stop the theater from showing "Deep Throat." •I (An exclusive interview with Joe Spiegel, Manager of the Cinema West) Editor's Note: Joe Spiegel is the sports editor of the Houston Scene and is also the managing editor. As we go to press, the Grand Jury is considering filing charges against Mr. Spiegel in his connection with the controversial movie "Deep Throat". SCENE: Why did you decide to bring "Deep Throat" to the Cinema West when you must have known there would be a raid? SPIEGEL: First of all, I really believed we would not have any trouble exhibiting the film as it is playing in a playing in quite a few cities across the country without any trouble. As for why we would bring "Deep Throat" to the Cinema West, we felt that when over 20,- 000 Houstonians call a theater in a little over a month and a half and ask for a specific movie, they definitely want to see that movie. SCENE: Do you personally believe that "Deep Throat" is obscene and why has it had so much trouble being exhibited throughout the United States? SPIEGEL: First of all, I do not believe the film is obscene as it has a definite plot, some very humorous lines and a great original musical score that has played on every radio station in Houston. The reason it has run into so much trouble being exhibited is that is has received so much publicity that many public officials feel com­pelled to try and prevent its show­ing. However, I feel confident that the courts will rule the film legal and that we will be able to show it shortly. SCENE: Yo1.1 have not been charged with anything yet. What do you think is in store for you? SPIEGEL: I understand that I will be indicted on a felony cons pi racy charge. Of course, I do not consider my­self a criminal and I have never conspired to evade any law or be­come involved in any illegal act­ivity. 1000 EMBOSSED BUSINESS CARDS $8.95 4615 Mt. Vernon 524-5612 QUALITY PRINTING SCENE: One last thing, what can a concerned person do to help bring "Deep Throat" back to Houston? SPIEGEL: The first thing is to send letters to the Scene, to the Post and Chronicle, to the mayor to Herman Short and to any radio or television station to let them know that you want to see the film. Secondly, even if you don't want to see the picture but feel that you are a responsible adult who can determine for himself what he wants to see, let the Texas legis­lature and your congressman know. Tell them you don't want the police to tell you what you can or cannot see and that obscenity laws should be discontinued. Finally, keep coming to the Cin­ema West. We are fighting to pro­tect your rights under the First Amendment of the Constitution that guarantees you freedom of speech. If " Deep Throat" can be cen­sored, no telling what could be next. RICCI CORTEZ ONE OF THE CONTEST JUDGES MY DESERTED BUILDING My mind is like the darkest corner of a deserted building, like a cracked and dried river bed that has been scorched by the sun's searing rays, like the top of the tallest mountain where no life exists. My hands have grown stiff from no practice with my pen, my lips have sealed from lack of words. There is hope left. I can still feel a tiny spark burning deep within the darkest corner of my deserted building where words lie jumbled in a pile. From LONELY IN LIFE WANT TO DO SOMETHING 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 h e l p pay for postage, printing, and a small contribution to social justice. Name _ _____________ ~Age __ _ A ddress City ------ ------:s=-t_a_t_e ___ _ Zip ______________ Phone ___ _ Page 3l r - · ;::) than our own, and slowly this fact. is dawning again as we start to emerge from the sexual Dark emerge from the sexual Dark Ages. If we accept our bisexual nature, regardless of our orientat­ion to either side of center and to whatever degree, then we have, to a large extent, eliminated our sex­ual hangups. We can then relegate sex to its proper place in our lives and keep it in proper per­spective. Let's look at the full spectrum of man. To the one extreme, we have the complete heterosexual, usually married, a family man. He is the church's ideal. The closest he ever came to homosexuality, if ever, was in a few masturbat­ion sessions with his buddies at puberty. Then, thoroughly brain­washed by the church, he backed away from c,1joying any form of male love. He may, deep inside, reel a vague awareness that some­thing is missing in his life, but is too frightened or himself to try to find out what it is. Gay people only think they are in a closet. These characters are far into their closets that they make even the most hidden gay look like he is standing in the middle or Times Square at high noon with a spot­light on him. Next to them are the men who have a vague subconscious aware­ness of their homosexual side. This is the group that can be the to bed with the first man he meets, nor should the homosexual try to make it with the girl next door, but each should recognize that there is some of the other in them and, should the occasion arise to "jump the fence," as it were, accept it for what it is: a new and interesting experience. ••• The ankh, which appears as a sym­bol of the newsletter, goes back to the very dawn of Egyptian civi­lization. To it has been attributed many meanings. For our purpose, we take the meaning that is re­presents the dual nature of man. * Manpower will be published month­ly. It will deal with problems con­fronting contemporary man in a world of changing values. It will be available at 15¢ per copy, or by subscription for $1.50 per year, Texas residents add 5% sales tax. Address inquiries and sub­scription requests to: R. Francis Thompson 3957 Kirby Drive Houston, Texas 77009 County Board to FUND Gay Symposium most dangerous as far as the The King County ;\,fental Health homosex\lal is concerned. Afraid of and Mental Retardation Board has -MANPOWER exposure and the possiblity ofhav- recently approved a $2,000.00 ing to fact their own true nature, grant for the second major two­they fear and hate homosexuals. day symposium on homosexuality, In this area fall those in city Lesbianism, and other minority ----councils, state legislatures, and-sexualities to be offered for the other public offices who cry the benefit of mental health and social loudest against gay rights and sex- workers, March 29 and 30. GAY IS GOOD. STRAIGHT IS GREAT. BI IS BEST. I wish I could take credit for these lines, but I can't. It's a bit of graffiti I copied off a wall. Sexual love is a lot of fun. Why should a man limit himself to only one phase of love? Whay one phase of love? Why shouldn't he enjoy the full spectrum of love? If we approach an affair with an open mind, giving ourselves to it completely and without reservation with a partner willing to do the same, it can be rewarding and a beautiful experience regard­less of the visual sexual apparatus of the partner. American men are divided into categories by the pressures of church and state filed under the headings of heterosexual (good) or homosexual (bad). They accept these labels to a greater or lesser degree depending on their indivi­dual personalities. The men of the church have found that the princi­ple of good and evil, reward and punishment, is good business, Page 4 ? I ual liberty. They are the tools of The symposium entitled "Refu­the church, its strongest weapon. gees from America: an Educational At the other end is the dedicat- Laboratory on Issues Confronting ed homosexual, and they are in Sexual Minorities" will be held at no better shape than their counter- the Capitol Hill Methodist Church, part, the complete homosexual. 16th and E. John in Seattle. Those They are just as afraid of the interested in attending, including heterosexual side of their nature representatives of the media, as is the counterpart should contact the Seattle Counsel­as is the counterpart of their homo- ing Center for Sexual Minorities. sexual side. They mirror all the Registration is limited and the fee particularly in the area of sex, same hang-ups and will not even is $10.00. Over 150 applicants had one of our most basic physical admit they have a heterosexual to be turned away from the last drives. One of the reasons it has side. symposium held last spring. become the richest institution in Between, lies the broad range The symposium is being the world, and the state has walk- that can be called bisexuals. Most organized and will be presented by ed hand in hand with the church, of them have themselves labeled the "Sexual .Minority Communities passing laws to support these "heterosexual" or "homosexual," of Puget Sound," comprising work-principles and making the abstract depending on the direction they ers from the more than 16 sex-idea of rew, d and punishment for lean. Many also use the term ual minority organizations and our sexual affairs a reality. To "bi" as a label to cop out on service centers in Seattle and their credit, several states in the their homosexual side, reasoning Tacoma. last few years have gotten out of within themselves that by using this Workshops, panels, and rap the sex-law business, leaving the label, they can, to a degree, deny groups will be offered on a church to find a new way to beat their homosexual side. variety of topics including "The the population into submission. A true bisexual cops out neither Institutional Oppression of Sexual Through this tactic, the church to his homosexual nature or his Minorities," "Patterns ofGayRe-has been able to divide men into heterosexual nature. They recog- lationships," and "Gender Identity these two categories, teaching each nize both and enjoy both. They may and Transexual Expression." group to hate the other. Straights have a preference for one or the There will also be a variety of hate gays because the church says other, but they are not hung up cultural presentations including homosexuality is bad; gays hate in it. Some people prefer tea, some theater, poetry, art, and music straights because of their oppress- coffee but the preference does not from the gay movement. Repre-ion. This has, to a large extent, prevent them from savoring the sentatives from the various gay destroyed our true sexual nature, other when the occasion calls for organizations and service centers which is bisexual. Ancient people it. will be on hand with information accepted this fact in cultures a lot This does not mean the hetero- concerning their activities and more civilized and sophisticated_sexual should run right out and go _programs. DAUGHTERS OF BILITIS Dall as Chapter The Nation's Oldest Lesbian Organization Consciousness Raising - Educational Projects - BY AND FOR WOMEN JOIN US - First and Third Fridays Each Month Be a part of the Scene -- Call (214) 824-0770 or The Society for Individual Rights Some stereotypes were shatter- Ad R ed by the evidence gathered into Opts eport •• this report over the last years. Of the five hundred and five valid charges of Rape in the year of 1972, "Those classified as Homo­sexuals: NONE", indicating that homosexuals do not engage in rape. The San Francisco Mental Health Advisory Board has adopted the report of its subcommittee on Homosexual Activity and the Law. The subcommittee chairman, Mr. Rosenblat, ·read the report to the MHAB at their April tenth meeting and urged not on~y its adoption but vigorous disemination to the media and legislators. The board adopted the report and his resolution unanimously. Of the one hundred and seven offenses of child molestation, "classified as homosexual: - NONE''. In addition to these figures, the committee has access to the mental health literature on the subject and cited, "one careful study (ore- ------ .., ______ a.,, ___ n,. __ _ gon) which showed over ninety five percent (of child molestation of­fenses) to be HETEROSEXUAL contacts, mostly WITHIN the fam­ily UNIT (expecially stepfathers, uncles,)." Thus is it made virtu­ally clear that molestation of child­ren is a heterosexual problem, not a homosexual one. They found that of two thirds of arrests for soliciting a lews and lascivious act "were by plain clothesmen (vice squad)" A BASIC PRINCIPLE OF LAW is that of prhi prohibiting a person from dece­itfully or directly using, or entic­ing another to commit a crime. If done by a police officer, who then arrests the very person he/ she has enticed, it is called EN­TRAPMENT. "When a police officer declares in court that a person has solicit­ed him/her for prohibited sex and the other denies it, it is the case of 'one person's word against another". If police officers auto­matically are belfived to be the truth-tellers, the power of un­: hecked abuse (especially entrap­ment) COULD be great." In ad­dition they noted that there were "NO arrests for petting, (or) het­erosexual requests (solicitation).'' The report concludes with some recommendations. Since modern scientific findings (anthropology, medicine, Kinsey, Masters, et al) have thoroughly demolished the 1870's definition of "natural" sex, and since it is patently obvious that millions of "normal" people practice the so­called "unnatural" acts hundreds of millions of times; and since constant violations of a law on such a massive scale breeds a contempt for it and for law in general; and since the only function of these laws has been a threat and/ or an open invitation to blackmail; " they all add nothing to the public safety or welfare" (S.C.J. Robert Con­yers). Pending appeal of laws defining "unnaturalness", we recommend that the law enforncing agencies not attempt to vigorously enforce these "laws", except where the sexual activity is a true public .;;;. nuisance. Under section 290 of the stat­utes, any one convicted of any of­fense under 267, 268, 286, 288, 288a, 314.1,2 and 647 (a) (d) must thereafter register (in prescribed fashion) as a "sex offender." This is a gross lifetime condemnation of a person; we recommend the total repeal of this section. For more information, contact: Kelvin Norton: 781- 1570 . .. S.I.R. Public Relations Dr. Francis J . Rigney, Member of MHAB and author of report: 921-1553. .,._ . - .~--- . ·. ' a.e, 'j . HAL McNELEY & DON WINTERS Page 5 - wmrnlNG WHAT IO 007 II Dallas JHfY ff [ All GOING JO Stud:§} . ,, 1111 11111 II 11111111 II \\!\\\\\\ \ 114 II I 14 41 \ AUSTIN (±J cltuRclt of TltE • RESURRECTION Box 1256 Austin, Texas 78767 (512) 451-4535 AUSTIN - Church of the Resur­rection continues to grow and do great things for the Gay Com­munity in our state's capitol city. Church of the Resurrection started as a prayer group about a year ago. The first service held Was on October 29, 1972. Membership as of now stands at about sixty with services held at the Congregational Church of Aus­tin, 408 W. 23rd (23rd and San Antonio) on Sundays at 2 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Although the main outreach is to the gay community with a mes­sage of God's love and His sal­vation through His son Jesus Christ, they are achieving a good balance of gays and straights in the congregation. At present they ·have two com­munity houses, one at 1216 Nor­wood Road wher the church offices are located and one out on Mt. Bonnell overlooking the lake. There are several activities scheduled throughout the week, held at the community houses. These include bridge parties, pot lucks, etc. They are now involved in Key '73 - a major evangelical effort undertaken by the major denomi­nations in the U.S. to bring the good news of the gospel to every home in America this year. In addition to the many services offered is a 24-hour-HOT LINE - the Number is 451 - 4535. If in the area stop in and say hello to Rev. Robert H. Bogarte, Pastor. A NEW COMMUNITY IS BEING BUILT IN AUSTIN. AND IT"S SOME• THING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ... . ........... . IT"S A COMMUNITY FOUNDED ON LOVE • CHRIST"S LOVE, AND HIS MESSAGE OF LOVE TO THE WORLD. WE ARE THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION . .... . .. ... . IT'S AN ADVENTURE IN LIVING, AND SHARING TOGETHER IN LOVE, AND Y~U ARE INVITED TO JOIN WITH US IN THIS ADVEN• TURE . ... ..... . WE'VE GOT TWO COMMUNITY HOUSES • ONE ON MT. BONNELL, OVERLOOKING LAKE AUSTIN AND THE HILLS, AND THE OTHER ON NORWOOD ROAD, NEAR THE AIRPORT . ........ . IT'S SOMETHING YOU SHOULD INVESTIGATE, BECAUSE THERE IS SOMETHING IN IT FOR vou ..... REGARDLESS OF YOUR BACK­GROUND .... NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE OR WHAT YOU ARE llr"S WHO YOU ARE WE'RE INTERESTED IN....... • WE'RE A CHARISMATIC COMMUNITY WITH MUCH TO SHARE, AND WE ASK YOU TO GIVE US A CHANCE TO PROVE IT .. .... THIS WEEK! Page 6 ( battle continues for GAY MEN IN PRISON 1906 San Gabriel, #9 Austin, Texas 78705 Dear Nuntius/Our Community peo­ple: y'all have been kind enough to run our ads for the Southwest Gay Prisoner Project; we have Gay Prisoner Project; we have now written an article on Gay Men in Prison which we are syn­dicating throughout alternative media in the Southwest. Please print this as space peqnits. GAY MEN IN PRISON This article is being written after eight months of work co­ordinating the Southwest Gay Prisoner Project, whose ads have appeared many times in this paper. It is written after much reading and personal experience. Finally, it is being written as a response to the hysterics of the straight media decrying "homosexual rape" in jails. I am indebted to ·two sociologists; Peter Buffum in Homosexuality in Prisons and Laud Humphreys in Out of the Closets; The Sociology of Homosexual Lib­eration for their insights. The prison is one of the number t of closed, single sex institutions, a total institution which becomes nearly the total environment of its inmates. The prison population is physically, psychologically, and sexually intact. Most jails and pri­sons are very authoritarian-run and prisoners have little say so in their daily lives and little chance to exercise autonomy. For the average heterosexual man who finds himself without the custom­ary objects to dominate, women, he feels powerless and his false sense of masculinity is threatened to its core. Most researchers in the field all come to the same con­clusion: that most rape is prisons is by men who define themselves as hetero/ straight and most of the men who are raped are gays or effeminate/slight straight men. Those suspected of homosexual in­clinations are singled out to be dominated, and abuse and rape is a logical extention of that need to dominate and achieve power over others that many straight men have. Most sex in prisons, though, is not rape although that is what the media picks up on. Many straight men come out in jail and maintain serious, intense re­lationships. Often for the first time there are no women, the usual source of support and affection and so many straights, needing love, turn to other men for deep emot- 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. ional contact. Often two gay men meet in prison and become lovers and friends. Sometimes a straight man takes a gay as a sort of concubine and "tricks out" with him. Prisons very in their security and in their attitude on homo­sexuality. Many gays face segre­gation which, while it prevents them from being physically and psychically abused by straight in­mates, often they are forbidden to work in shops, deprived of money, and not allowed to have "good time" credits for earlier release. Also by removing homosexual prisoners into theiI own jail ghetto the needs of the straight "wolves" as jail lingo calls them, are not satisfied and they turn on each other to sexually abuse and do­minate. Finally, gay segregation in prisons carries over into the outside world and reinforces the subordinate position of gays in society and their ineual treatment in the eyes of the law. In America all men are created straight ... Prison isn't as different an in­stitution as most of us think. I learned that early in the project. Much of what goes on for my gay brother in prison and the countless people who write me is not that different from what happens on the outside. Rape is uncommon; loose sexual liasons predominate and some gays achieve a lasting love affair. Straight inmates as a whole are unfriendly and insulting to gay men imprisoned; but there are exceptions. Deprived of their crutches they need to prop up their sagging "manhood" they turn on gays as supposedly weaker ''punks''. There are now several regional and national groups that specialize in assisting homosexual prisoners. The pioneer group in this field was Join Hands in California. A penpal service is started and legal, ed­ucational, and financial aid often is. included. Various homophile, gay lit, and gay church groups help gay prisoners. Gays in jail PHONE 528-8950 ADULT MOVIE ARCADE AN AWAKENING OF MY SOUL DINER'S NEWS I'm sleeping alone tonight; "<On tf.£ .£t.1p - <Wf.£u t~ diction IJ," my lover is not here. AOULT BOOKS - MAGAZINES - FILMS - NOVELTIES I find it hard to sleep without the feel of his warm body next to mine. I feel an emptiness MICHAEL KELLER, MoR. 240 WESTHEIMER HOUSTON, TEXAS inside every moment he is away. But morning comes, and with it comes an awakening of hopes and dreams and an awakening of my soul, for it is then my lover returns to make la~t night's dreams a reality. "HOMES FOR HIPPIES, ETC." From COLD FIRE MONTROSE AREA! $60 - $HO or WEEKLY! DO YOUR OWN THING! 524-0574 - 781-8643 GAY-TYPE "MOTHER" of BIG "D' Hi There, Mother of Dallas Here! SEX lo be made legal for Straights First of all congratulations to the new Miss Houston, Marilyn Michaels and all the runner ups. All the girls here are buzzing about the Miss Texas Pageant - - sewing machines are mucho in demand, and they are all anticipating a fun week-end for that gala occas- ~n! . Mother has had a very full fun month, but all good things must come to an end. Yes, Mother went on the wagon after four months of severe enelireation! Can you imagine one whole entire day with­out a citrus? Even got Dougalinis tits together, and we went fishing - almost froze old puss off!! Doug­alina got one good breath of fresh air in her lungs and they almost colapsed! These Baroom lungs of your mother's can't take all this back-to-nature bit unless it's in the raw! Even without the aid of a boost of booze she could still fly around and kick those legs in the air - - my Dear.'' The body beautiful Sadji coulnd't have been better or more beauti­ful. That girs has the mostgeorge­ous eyes I've ever seen! We did enjoy the show and Donnie Mae enjoy the show and Donnie M, its good to see you back, behave your self girl - - - . Texas legislatures are busy at work on the revision of Texas' out-of-date laws. The way the law, concerning sex, appears to be shapeing up now seems to be quite interesting, but more interesting for straights than gays. For in­stance, if a man and woman wish to enjoy anal or oral intercourse, it will not be illegal. After all, what one does in the privacy of one's bedroom should be of no concern to lawmakers. But if gays wish to enjoy the same activities, in private, well .... you know. After all, society must be protect­ed! But cheer up. We won't be quite as illegal. The penalty, as it stands now, is up to 15 years for either gays or straights. And never mind that only gays are ever punished. But Section 21.06 will make con­senting private sex (for gays) a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months! Well, that's nice. Eight states now have no laws for sex between consenting per­sons in private. Texas may some­day join the ranks. But in the mean­time, BE DISCREET. LIKE STRAIGHTS? have recently organized them­selves where possible. They have formed the National Gay Prisoners Coalition % Charles Wheeler, -­# 213735 - P. 0. Box 520 - Wash. State Pen. Walla Walla, WA 99362. There are many court cases and legal actions as well as educat­ional programs and literature con­cerning gays in jail, particularly in California. For information in this part of the country write: Southwest Gay Prisoner Project % Dennis Milam, 1906 San Gabriel, #9, Austin, Texas 78705. Speaking of being on the wagon, we caught Big David's show at the Landing one Wednesday evening, and she says she is on the wagon!! "I BUY ALL THE RECORDS I USE AT DONS IN BELLAIRE ..... WHERE I CAN ALWAYS FIND RECORDS BY ... ELLA,DELLA,BllLIE, JUDY, EARTHA,ETTA, VIKKIE, LIZA,BARBRA, AND MARLENA ... " --MR. STEPHANIE STEVENS We have had a number of con­tests and such in Big D this month. Tex and Joe at the Encore hosted a Mardi Gras do that was very enjoyable, even though the sound system blew midway the show-­but good ole saw #2, Ronsue, came to the rescue with her system in time to save the show. I guess the biggest blast of the month was Mother's Birthday party. Hosted by Flame Fleming and Brenda Starr at the Detour, it was the party of the year, and even the Dallas Police Department was represented- -in a friendly way of course. A Happy Birthday to you DON'S RECORD SHOP P. 0. BOX 125 • BELLAIRE, TEXAS 77401 SHOP IS IN BELLAIRE! Page 7 • ,> to<t '-1innie. JUst last evening we caught some of the show at Ron sue' s. Sal al Marie - - not doing too many splits lately - - Chelsey and Terry Lee still glamerous as ever - - the Madame Fertilizer doing her wait­ress bit - - Sabra Garth with the ryei; that mystify? Well honey, there she was in her butch drag mystifying all over the place. Then there's Elsie - - Quoting the lovely Bertina, "she hasn't breathed a steam free breath in days!!" Just today she came flying through with her purse, still damp from the Batchelor Quarters. Thank you Danny for the coffee -- it saved a life, MINE! Bill and Ray celebrated their 8th anniversary on St. Pat's Day. Miss Ray says they're doing it more and enjoying it more. How's that for a marriage that no one ~ought was made in heaven? Hope · you have numeri more. We have girls constantly coming and going. Many seem to be mi­grating to the West Coast. We'll miss you and your husband Miss Cotten! Then on the other hanci we have added to our community the Salty Sisters from Salt Lake. Welcome Brent and Chuck. Think they plan to settle here and raise a ruckus. We have had a divorce or two, but we also have some budding romances which could lead to something a bit permanent. Mother isn't too free with her blessings on these "Jove at first sight" af­fairs. Sometimes it's an ad­ventureous hooter that begins and ends the hole thing. I hear business has been perked up at Studio 9 ... You might check with good ole Fred at Entree Nuit. Saw him at Ronsue's last night, and he seemed to be getting around alrighty .... ""~•w~~ · · your hostesses The Lady of the Lake has just returned from a week-end in L.A. with numeri messages andgoodies from friends. They say I can return now, they've finally re­covered from my last visit. If you're planning a trip there soon, go by the David Lounge on Mel­rose and ask for good-ole-George, the black bitch of David. Tell her Mother sent you - - - To end my little epistle, I must do a little sidhin' as in any city we have the never ending flow of ass-pirmg young female im­personators. Just a word of advice to those who will come and go, and even those who stay- -if you can't make it on your own merits and in your own drag- - -forget it! These girls spend a lot of time and money on their costumes, jewl­ery, feather boas and records - - much too much - for a rip-off by a sister who could very easily be a has/been before she starts ..... Any good girl might have to tell a little fib now and again to pre­vent blood shed, but there is noth­ing good to be said for a thief. Here's to a Happy Easter - - - MOTHER OF BIG "D" LOVE COMES, LOVE GOES Love comes in a whisper of hope, in a gentle word spoken, in a song of joy. Love comes in a stranger's bed, in a soft touch of another, in a genial smile. Love comes on trains, boats, planes, even in the backseats of cars. Love comes everywhere, anytime to anyone. Love has no limitations; Too bad it has to go. From COLD FIRE Ricci & Rita BOIBIII 88-S Cl.VI .. POOL • DANCING · MIXED DRINKS Open Tuesday lhro111h Sunday 5p■ - 2111 (Closed lo1days) 2305 S. SHIPHERD Page 8 S2& 9430 DALLAS COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER TO OPEN SOON For years, Dallas had Switch­board which offered all kinds of help to all kinds of people, 24 hours a day. The need is still here, even though Switchboard is not. The unhappy situation is to be corrected. For opening soon will be the Community Service Center. It will assist anyone (regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, or re­ligious beliefs) with any problems they may have. The Community Service Center will offer help in locating housing, finding jobs, counseling on per­sonal problems, and providing aid in emotional, physical and spirit­ual needs. These functions will be handled by a trained staff and volunteers. Dallas must not turn its back on those in need. The Center is asking for the support of all interested in­dividuals, groups, organizations and business establishments. Job :ipportunities, donations ofvarious items and contributions of funds are needed. The Community Serv­ice Center is a service function of the Metropolitan Community Church of Dallas, a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Texas. For additional information, write: Richard Davis, Coordinator - Community Service Center, 3824 Ross Avenue; Dallas, Texas 75204, or you may call (214) 826-0291. APRIL / A JOYIOUS MONTH FOR SOCIALS IN DALLAS Would you like to know where you can get all the delicious food you can eat for just $1.50? Would you like to meet a lot of liberat­ed, uncloseted, happy, productive gay men and women? Well, join the milling throng at Dallas' Met­ropolitan Community Church for their Covered Dish Dinner at 5:00 PM, April 8th. This will be the second Covered Dish Dinner of what is to be a monthly event. At the first Dinner party, there were three hugh tables loaded with food - - and I'm afraid all of us ate too much. The Metropolitan Community Church had been in their newly purchased home only about a month. Much work needed to be done getting the battered building clean, safe and decorated. There were holes in the floor, and the roof leaked badly. Paint and plas­ter were peeling off the walls. Window panes were broken or missing. Despite this, about 125 people enjoyed the food and had a glorious time. There is still much work to te done on the building, but great progress has been made. Surely even more people will take ad­vantage of this second feast. Be one of them. I promise you, you'll receive a warm welcome and you'll like it. Also coming up in April is Movie Nights at MCC. This is ten­atively planned for Friday and Saturday nights, April 20th and 21st. (But you might want to call 826-0291 to confirm this.) As this is going to press, the name of the movie has not been released. But MCC hopes it will Je a gay rol­licking film you may have missed a few seasons back. But even if you did see it, you'll want to laugh through it once more. A donation of $1.50 per person is CIRCLE OF FRIENDS by W.E.B. , 1973 The pleasure of new friends dispels the gloom of aloneness; brushes aside those dark threatening walls of isolation. others traverse and become lost in th same dismal mirage. Stretch forth: seek to touch, to guide ... In time The Circle of Friends can embrace the world. Give thanks for the warm words, welcoming, accepting and encouraging. But remember those desolate drought smitten fields . . . COLONY CLUB ();0£4' 2 HAPPY HOUR 2 'TIL 7 eee VVESTEERRY SQUARE DRAFT BEER - 30¢ BAR DRINKS 50¢ PIANO BAR t LIVE ENTERTAINMENT PATIO BAR o1~ ~~ad rr~ OPEN SUNDAYS IIT 12 -~ . Page 9 ... ~ ' * "X ama X f:S .l(itehen ,, ~ 526-8952 2020 KIPLING (BAYOU LANDING) MONDAY THRU THURSDAY 7: PM TO l:AM FRIDAY t SA TU RDA Y 7:PM TO 12:30AM & BUFFET asked, and this includes all the pop­corn you can eat. This is the second time for what will be a monthly affair. Many saw Rosi­land Russell in AUNTY MAME in February. So why not join the gang in April? One more thing. If you or one of your friends would like to live in a real neat apartment house run by gays for gays, close to down­town Dallas, with very reasonable rent, you might inquire around MCC. One more thing still. The Singles Club meets twice a month. They contribute to the gay community by folding and distributing the MCC newsletter. They also have Game Nights, dinner parties, and theatre outings. So, what good is sitting alone in your room? Come where the music plays GAGS, READ THIS (from the TEXAS OBSERVER, March 16, 1973) • Psychiatry for better or for worse, has come to be considered the highest authority on a good many matters, includinghomosex­uality. Many psychiatrists like Thomas Szasz and Martin Hoff­man have followed the lead of Freud in calling homosexuality nothing more than an individual variation. Others like Irving Bie­ber have gont to great pains to demonstrate that homosexuals are categorically sick. But if even the harshest verdict of the psychi- Page 10 e. f & ♦-tMiiii+-. ~ & CifBiiiN~- & &RE~~-§T: FRIDAY & SATURDAY 2:00AM TO 3:30AM atrish is accepted, its still hard to imagine any intelligent argu­ment to support the jailing of homosexuals." "The persecution of homo­sexuals date from the inception of the Christian hegemony and has included as punishment legal castration in modern California, mandatory life sentences in Geor­gia, and death by burning at the stake during the Spanish inquisit­ion. If the antiquity of the per­secution partially explains the re­sistance to change, it also gives some indication on an enormous amount of accumulated human suf­fering." SJ. R. ii\ Pa\s The Society for Individual Rights is now maintaining a Pen Pal list to provide a means of communicat­ion for gay men and women throughout the country and the world. There is no charge for the service other than a stamped self­addressed evenelo addressed envelope to minimize the cost of running the service. Applicants will be asked to fill out a form from which a Pen Pals list will be compiled. The list will be periodically updated and sent only to the others on the list. For further information contact Lee Spencer, Society for Indivi­dual Rights, 83 Sixth Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94103 ( 415) SUl- 1570. BOOKS if DOUBLE-F: a magazine of eUeminism announces the first book of writings from the new Revolutionary Effemlnlsm. Movement: COLOR PHOTOS OF THE ATRO­CITIES - - poems by Kenneth Ptichford - An Atlantic Monthly Press Book - Little, Brown and Company - Boston - Toronto. This is the first book by a man in which the concern with anti­sexism is stated as a priority-­not as ideology, but as concrete details drawn from personal life, complete with an emotional ex­pression of the cost of that in­volvement. The poems in ''Struggle Entries" focus on the anti-sexist struggles in the poet's relation­ship with a radical feminist and their child. Those in "Effeminist Inklings" -- including the well­known Flaming Faggots Manifes­to-- speak with eloquence of his own oppression as a homosexual, conveying (perhaps for the first time) how deep is the homosex­ual's experience of love, how vivid and painful his world, how perilous his survival. Finally, "War Cas­ualties" displays an explosion of consciousness born of com­mitment, militance, and a trans­cendental glimpse of freedom that sings from the page, concJuding with "Four Ways"--about the four sorts of people who make a re­volution: the saint, the martyr, the prophet, and the hero. Pitchford has published two previous books of poems, The Bliz­z~ rd Ape and A Suite of Angels. His poetry and prose have appear­ed widely in magazines such as The Nation, Poetry, The Saturday Review; media such as Liberation News Service, Faggorty, Rat, The Village Voice; anthologies such as A Controversy of Poets, The New Yorker Book of Poems, Campfires of the Resistance, and The Move­ment Toward a New America. As an activist in the Revolut­ionary Effeminism Movement Pitchford has defied anti-faggot campus administrators, disrupted panels of effemiphobic psy­chiatrists, taken part in a homo­sexual riot in Greenwich Village, and now co-edits Double F. Most recently, he has given talks in cities and on campuses across the country, as well as readings from Color Photos. His talks dwell on the necessary struggle to end male domination in the world and on the vital place of effeminists in this struggle. .... ...., ......... .. HI! l'M NEW IN TOWN, CAN YOU DIRECT ME TO THE l' RED ROOM ~ RANDY INVITES TGIF -- Every Friday S - 8 FREE DRAWINGS EVERY 1/2 HOUR PRICES AFTER 7 BAR DRINKS .7Sf BEER BUST SUNDAY 2 'TIL 4 ALL THE DRAFT BEER YOU CAN DRINK FOR $1 SUNDAY ''HOOTER TIME'' 2 'TIL 7 BEER 35e - BAR DRINKS 50e SUNDAY 9 TO 12 HOTTEST DRAG SHOW IN TOWN./ Page 11. ( the Clu Houston 2205 Fanni Houston, Tex. (!13) 229-0156 SUNDAY, APRIL 15th 2 P .M. to 6 P .M. BUFFET* REFRESHMENTS* DOOR PRIZES Page 12 ' ' Ou· of He pp. ba< I a noi SO< sci all (th val the in l fir StL an, mE hir of str se: inE tw< Wil . _( Ho toe PRO-GAY. BOOK from Inside· Academia Out of the Closets: The Sociology of Homosexual Liberation, by Laud Hemphreys, Prentice Hall, 176 pp., $5.95 hardback, $2.75 paper­back. Inside the world of academia, a sometimes quiet, sometimes noisy battle has been raging among social scientists (as well as pure scientists and engineers). Basic­ally, it' s a conflict between those (the majority) who accept the values of American society and those who challenge those values in alliance with oppressed peoples. Laud Humphreys is one of the first academicians to direct his studies so that they are of assist­ance to the gay liberation move­ment. An earlier book written by him (Tearoom Trade) is a study of men who sneak away from their straight lives to seek anonymous sex in public restrooms; it strik­ingly documents a connection be­tween sexual repression and right­wing political behavior. • . 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It provides, for example, significant data and analysis of how gay oppression is accompanied by economic oppression - - how gay people are channeled into certain kinds of jobs (many of them low­paying), and how closetry is es­sential for any gay person who · wants to function in certain pro­fessions. There is something that disturbs me, however, about Humphries re­lationship to gay liberation - - and perhaps it is the problem of the "trained observer" studying a Air .. Friz/Jy r->r--1 PRIVATE BATH CLUB~ Houstotl Houston's Finest ADULT MOVIES 6140 Village Pkwy. THE ORIGINAL ART THEATRE 528-8186 Downtowr1 Always A Double Feature. 511MAIN CA -25 3 RIVOLI ART ~ ■ SEARS • ACADEMY ALL THEATRES , ~ OPEN AT lO AM • , • .,, "' · ■ Main St. ci .. LU >< - c:i _, > LU LU ,_ ,_ > _, LU LU _,J .., J: Z«> .,, ii: ~w w .,,u :IE • - ALWAYS - KIRBY cc ii ;:: ESCORTED LADIES "sociological phonemenon." As far as can be determined from reading his works, Humphreys is a straight sympathizer. He doesn't reveal anything of his own in­volvement in gay consciousness beyond a kind of humanitarian, Christian concern for the welfare of others. He doesn't even answer the obvious question: how much hassle and/or wierd vibes has he gotten within the sociological pro­fession because of his interest in homosexuality. So, along with gratitude for his work, I feel a certain mistrust for Humphries, perhaps not unlike the VERTICLE 1. loose; not taut 2. hay; dry grass 3. cleaceous tree 5. dry (wine) 6. British style cap 8. poss. pronoun 10. Cain's brother 11. wrote Lysistrata 12. he painted in the Sistine Chape l 13. Earth; soil 3401 Milam at Francis -entrance on Francis Membership $2. per year Visits- Tuesday - Wednesday & Thursday - $3.00 Friday Saturday & Sunday Visits $5.00 OPEN 24 hrs. CLOSED MONDAY 523-8840 FREE ART CINEMA HORIZONTAL 1. emergency call 3. large continent 4. street of MCC's Dallas home 6. meditate; ponder 7. keep guard 9. Mary (Span.) 12. grinde foto flour 14. symbol for Jesus Christ 15. fewer; not as many 16. seize; grasp 17. lubricant 18. chicken 19. no (Scot.) 20. box office sign Con' d. on Pp;. 18 Page 15 mistrust that a radical Native American might feel for a "sym­pathetic" white anthropologist or the mistrust that black liberat­ionists feel for "sympathetic" white social scientists. I hope in any case that Humphreys work inspires gay people interested in sociology and political science to openly help their brothers and sisters. In this time of job short­ages , however, it can be unreal­istic and unfair to chant "Out of the closets!" at working people, including teachers. Another shortcoming of this book is Humphrey_s' expression of rather definite sympathe rather definite sympathies for the activist but reformist political ten­dency within gay liberations, ex­emplified by the New York Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) and by gay people who work within the De­mocratic Party. The author seems to misunderstand, misinterpret and even mislabel (with the strange term "gayrev") the revolutionary kind of gay consciousness that emerged out of the original Gay Liberation Front -- a conscious­ness which now lacks oi:ganizat- Quality Printing at Printed while you wait prices. City Art Studio 4615 Mt. Vernon 524 5612 Complete Service - Layout, Typesetting, and Printing. \ Next time you need printing try us and you will see their is a d!fference 'in quality but not m price Page 16 ional form but which has by no means died. The author also ignores or un­derstimates the fact that whereas many lesbians link their notion of gay liberation to feministandanti ­authoritarian concepts, male-or­iented GAA wing of the gay move ­ment has not done so. It is one thing for Humphreys to direct his research primarily toward male homoexuals; that is just a matter of practicality for a man. But he understands little or nothing about lesbians, and it is my opinion that someone so concerned with gay liberation must learn better how it relates to ·lesbians and all wo- NUNTIUS PUBLISHED MONTHLY HOUSTON, TEXAS Editor . Phil Frank Ant, Editor. Steve Jansson 4615 MT. VERNON HOUSTON; TEXAS 77006 524-5612 men. Gay liberation, strengthened by the ideas of effeminism, is ultimately not a mere civil rights movement but rather it is a re­volutionary movement in which men overcome "masculinity" and try to a lly with women. Whatever the political failures of the book, the gathe r ing together of facts if valuable and impressive. It may help to convince some people, gay and straight, of the validity of our movement. Still, it seems strange to say that we need "facts" and "arguments" to justify a movement which is based so much on experience and feelings. Humphreys , after a ll, does not and cannot write from the per­spective of gay range. - - reviewed by Allen Young (Editors' note: Laud Humphreys , book should not be confused with another book that has a similar title. That other book, a new an­thology, is Out of the Closets; Voices of Gay Liberation, ·edited by Karla Jay and Allen Young (Douglas Books, 1972). ('~ GAV "'+~ ~\$'\$' COMMUN ITV CENTER ~~$ s flt\t~O MEETING ROOMS. Meetings Wed. 7:30 MONTROSE GAZE DANCES ClAssES p.m. 528 9069 504 Fairv ~[p~ta~~ @~lf~OO THE ALL NEW Jo OOo ~~~a~~ 200' Color Film $16.50 ea. WITH THIS AD BELLAIRE NEWS DISCOUNT NEWS 5807 Bellaire 609 LaBranch Downtown 665-9711 at TEXAS (across from Greyhound Bus) 226-8852 LARGEST ADULT SECTION IN HOUSTON OPEN TILL l A.M. 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Page 18 NEW BARFLY '73 - Covers the Continent - For the first time anywhere a brand new BARFLY EAST joins a completely updated BARFLY WEST to cover NORTH AMERICA - From Alaska to Ac­apulco .. From Portland to Prov­idence in 2 96-page mini-volumes. (2 3/ 4 x 4 1/2) - Barfly West .. $3. - Barfly East $3. - or get both for $5.00. ADVOCATE, BOX 74695 - Los Angeles, CA 90004. AIR CONDITIONING - HEATING SPECIALIST For all your Heating and Air Conditioning needs and service - Call T. R. AT AIRLINE AIRE - 523-9540 Day or Night - Resi­dential or commercial. WANTED - News .. Pictures .. Information . . on: Drags - Female Impersonators - Transvestites - Have YOUR nameputonmyprivate listing! Write to Pudgy Roberts, P. 0. Box 71, PrinceStreetStation New York City, New York 10012. ~~ffel [l[l ~:rnooffel~~rn~ ffellf [rjj@~iJOO@~~ @jffel~~ by Wade Frey and Billy Walker Montrose Gaze is a small out­fit located at 504 Fairview and Whitney. Twenty people attend the Wednesday night membership meetings at 7:30. Only a handful of gays populate the center on a given night. Small outfit or not, the center has a way of producing small miracles week after week, month after month. The following illustrations will show you what we mean about miracles. It's eight o' clock p.m. The phone at the Montrose Gaze Center rings. The voice of a young man comes over the line and asks where the center is located. The doorman plan to make Easter Baskets and take them to Texas Childrens Hos­pital. The group also plans a com­munity Easter dinner to be held at the center Sunday, April 22. A young teenager comes in. He doesn't know where to go, and he feels like he is the only one in the world who has such burden­some problems with his parents. He meets other young gay people his same age, and finds out that things are not that bad. He enters into a rap session with the other into a rap session with the others at the center, and each person is able to help another person a little bit with his problems. People need peo;:>le. That is why the Mc,ntrose Gase Center is successfully meeting gay people's need in Houston week week after week. The center is week after week. The center serves as a meeting ground for gay people to come and get acquainted with others like them­selves. Are you tired of battling your problems? Are you in a lone­come rut? Get out of it! The Montrose Gase is a frien­dly place. More and more gay people are proudly claiming the center building as "their" place and bringing their friends to look the place over. The small miracle of gay friend­ship happens here. Come on over and experience some of this small miracle yourself one day soon. You may find out you're not so different after all. ANSWERS Ve rt. Horiz. 1. slack 2. straw 1. s.o.s. 3. ash 3. Asia 5. sec 4. Ross 6. tam 6. think 8. his 7. watch 10. Abe: 9. Maria 11. Aristophanes 12. mills 12. Michelangelo 14. IHC 13. land 15. less 16. hold 17. oil 18. hen 19. nae 20. S, R. O. Several letters of protest have recently been sent to authorities of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons re­garding the harrassment of John John A. Gibbs and Ernest Valen­zuela who have been attempting to seek recognition from the Depart­ment of Education for gay sin the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas. Gibbs is on the borad of the National Gay Prisoners Coalition and was attempting to form a chap­er of that group in the prison where he and Valenzuela are confined. Last December 10 visitors from the Lawrence College Gay Liberat­ion Front were prevented from visiting him. On January 15, both he and Valenzuela wrer isolated from the general population by being locked up in their cells, where they remain until now. They have also been threatened with removal to another Federal in­stitution. On January 30, materials sent to the Supervisor of Education at the prison were returned with­out comment to Chirs Wheeler, Director of the National Coalit­ion of Gay Prisoners, who had protested the lack of recognition given the gay inmates. Further protests should be sent to congressmen and to Norman A. Carlson, Director, Bureau of Pris­ons, U. S. Dept. of Justice, Wash­ington, D.C. 20537. Chapters of the National Gay Prisoners Coalition have been formed and approved in state pri­sons at Walla Walla and Min­nesota Mens Reformatory. gives directions on how to get to------------------~------------, the center, but before he finishes giving directions, the young man bursts out with "I am so lonely. I'm new in town and on I'm new in town and don't know anybody. And I just don't go for cruising the streets to pick up a trick." The doorman advises the young caller to come on down to the cent­er, telling him that it is easy to meet other gay people at the center. What the Montrose Gaze Center offers people is friendship. Someone else comes into the center, feeling a need to contri­bute to something: the center comes up with a project, feeling needs for this. The Montrose Gaze SUBSCRIBE TO THE NUNTIUS $4.00 - 12 Issues Classified Advertising - 10¢ per word ENCLOSED $ ----- Name _________ ______ _ Address- ---- City ---------------------- State _ ___ Zip The NUNTIUS 4615 Mt. Vernon Houston, Texas 77006 GI.Y HOUSTON >­< ~ 0 w w a.. VI w. GRAY g <u. u. ::> cc WESTHEIMER >cc­a:: ;;;;: W. ALABAMA RICHMOND 2 SOUTHWEST FREEWAY 59 J, RICE w a ~ 4 z z "0 0 a:: w :I: a.. w :I: VI :I: 1- ::> ~ 5 6 10 Kipling 25 z 0 z "w > .: :> 8 w VI 0 a:: 1- z 0 ~ 1-----~~1---0 Indicates new bar. UNIV EASI TY FARMHOUSE KEYS, THE ROARING GO'S 7. NUNTIUS 9. 900 CLUB 10.BAYOU LANDING 11. RED ROOM 12. MR. FRIZBY 15. SURF 1. VILLA FONTANA, 1315 Skiles (off Live Oak) 2, DETOUR, 3113 Live Oak 21 3, ENTRE' NUIT & BACHELOR QUARTERS, 3116 Live Oak 4. GENE'S MUSIC BAR, 307 S. Akard 5. THE SWINGER, 2121 N. Field 6. BAYOU LANDING & DELTA BATHS 2609 Pearl 7. RONSUE'S, 3236 McKinney • 8. T. J. 'S, 3307 McKinney 9 • THE RAMROD, 3224 N. Figzhugh 16. MINI PARK 21. THE NUMBERS 17. EXILE 22. ROUND TABLE 18. LA CAJA 24. GLASS STINE 20. PINK ELEPHANT. 25. STORYBOOK INWooD GREENVILLE A VE 10. BRIAR PATCH, 5709 Oram (off Greenville near Ross) .11. BON SOIR, 560 1 Love rs Lane THE PALACE. 6410 Gaston 13. STUDIO 9, 4817 Bryan (off Fitzhugh) 14. ENCHORE, 4516 McKinney 15. HIGHLAND LOUNGE, 3018 Monticello (off Central) 16. CLUB MAARS, 1819 N. He>.derson 17. THE RANCH, 4117 Maple (near Oak Lawn) 18. METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH, 3834 Ross Page 19 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 .... 351-9521 briar patch 5709 Oram ......... 824-9710 CHIP INN 3224 N. Fitzhugh ..... 526-9580 CLUB MAARS 1819 N. Henderson ....... . DELTA BATHS 2906 Pearl ......... 742-3269 DETOUR 3113 Live Oak ....... 823-0846 ENCORE 4615 McKinney ...... 526-9328 ENTRE' NUIT 3116 Live Oak . . . . . .... GENE'S MUSIC BAR 307 S. Akard ........ 742-0269 HIGHLAND LOUNGE 3018 Morningside ..... 526-9551 METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3834 Ross ......•... 826-0291 THE RANCH 4117 Maple ......... 526-9524 RONSUE'S 3236 McKinney ....... 526-9333 STUDIO 9 4817 Bryan ......... 823-0447 THE SWINGER 2121 N. Field ....... 741-0700 T.J.'s 3307 McKinney ...... 526-9368 VAPORS 5334 Lemmon ....... 526-9214 VILLA FONTINA 1315 Skiles ......... 823-0372 WHERE THE BOYS ARE 4601 Maple ......... 526-9263 19-73 FORT WORTH THE CAVE 304 Main at 3rd ...... 335-0675 HOUSTON 900 CLUB 900 Lovett ........... 528-8900 BA YOU LANDING 2020 Kipling ......... 526-8951 BELLAIRE NEWS 5807 Bellaire Blvd. . ... 665-9081 CLUB BATHS 2205 Fannin .......... 229-0156 DINERS NEWS 240 Westheimer ....... 528-8950 DON'S RECORD SHOP 4900 Bissonnet ........ 667-5701 COLONY CLUB 666 WESTBURY SQUARE ..... . DISCOUNT NEWS 609 La Branch ........ 226-8852 FARMHOUSE, The 3535 Westheimer ...... 622-5942 GLASS STEIN 3207 Montrose ........ 528-8236 FOREIGN CAR SERVICE 5415 Fannin ... .. .... 528-9362 LaCAJA 1104 Tuam ......... 226-9125 LIVING ROOM, The 1818 So. Shepherd ... . 524-7156 MINI PARK THEATER 2907 Main St. . ...... 528-5881 MONTROSE GAZE (center) 504 Fairview ........ 528-9069 MR. FRIZBY's (Bath) 3401 Milam ......... 523-8840 NUNTIUS/OUR COMMUNITY 4615 Mt. Vernon ..... 524-5612 RED ROOM 612 Hadley ........ 226-8242 ROARING 60's 2305 S. Shepherd ...... 528-9430 ART CINEMA THEATRE 6140 Village Parkway ... 528-8186 - CZ- 40e §VUN & !!l§,MMUNlTY -.VOLUME 4 No. 4 APRIL 1973 HOUSTON, TEXAS .-~.--,.~ ..-. ~ .. • :=.. .=-.·.-.- -.·. -----=---.- •• -~~~ --Iii ~
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