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
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
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
Contestant # Point&..,
4-Golda . . . . ...... 397
7-Tiffany . . . . . . . . . . 284
9-Kim ... . ..... . . . ... 412
IO-Nova Bernard . . .. . .. . 449
ll-Queenie . . . . . . . . 296
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JOIN WITH YOUR BROTHERS & SISTERS
IN CHRISTIAN LOVE.
WORSHIP TOGETHER AT THE
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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
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P. o. Box 1256, Austin, Tx 78767
Phone: (512) 442-4898
Sunday Services: 408 West 23 Street, Austin
Interim Pastor: Rev. Robert Bogarte
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Sunday Services: 2800 Purington, Ft. Worth
Interim Pastor: Rev. David Carden
For information regarding other areas,
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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.
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
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
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-----------------------------"·-
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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
"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
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
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."
(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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
R. Francis Thompson
3957 Kirby Drive
Houston, Texas 77009
to FUND Gay
most dangerous as far as the The King County ;\,fental Health
homosex\lal is concerned. Afraid of and Mental Retardation Board has
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,
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
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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: -
In addition to these figures, the
committee has access to the mental
health literature on the subject and
cited, "one careful study (ore-
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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
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
The report concludes with some
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 .;;;.
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:
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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
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
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,
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!
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
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
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
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
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meet in prison and become lovers
and friends. Sometimes a straight
man takes a gay as a sort of
concubine and "tricks out" with
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
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
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Hi There, Mother of Dallas Here! SEX lo be
made legal for
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-
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
Even without the aid of a boost
of booze she could still fly around
and kick those legs in the air - -
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
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
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!!
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--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
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SHOP IS IN BELLAIRE!
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
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
· · 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
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
Love comes on trains, boats,
planes, even in the backseats
Love comes everywhere, anytime
to anyone. Love has no limitations;
Too bad it has to go.
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here, even though Switchboard is
not. The unhappy situation is to be
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,
and business establishments. Job
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are needed. The Community Service
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APRIL / A JOYIOUS
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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
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
brushes aside those dark
threatening walls of isolation.
and become lost
in th same dismal mirage.
seek to touch,
to guide ...
The Circle of Friends
can embrace the world.
Give thanks for the warm words,
But remember those desolate
drought smitten fields . . .
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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
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
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"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
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
For further information contact
Lee Spencer, Society for Individual
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COLOR PHOTOS OF THE ATROCITIES
- - poems by Kenneth
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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--
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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
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
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those who challenge those values
in alliance with oppressed peoples.
Laud Humphreys is one of the
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studies so that they are of assistance
to the gay liberation movement.
An earlier book written by
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of men who sneak away from their
straight lives to seek anonymous
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and how closetry is essential
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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
So, along with gratitude for his
work, I feel a certain mistrust for
Humphries, perhaps not unlike the
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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,
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-
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The author also ignores or understimates
the fact that whereas
many lesbians link their notion of
gay liberation to feministandanti authoritarian
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-
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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
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).
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house work and yard work in exchange
for room and board with
single man or couple. - - Looking
for big brother image to watch over
me. Likes home atmosphere, would
make good host for your parties
and companion. Contact Bill at
437-7130 between 6:30 and l0p.m.
Willing worker, would make good
house-pet. Only sincere reply
"HOMES FOR HIPPIES, ETC." -
Montrose Area! $60 - $140 payable
monthly or weekly! Do your own
thing! 524-0574 or 781-8643
NICE LOOKING - clean cut, 24
year old guy looking for discreet
relationship w/ same, age 21-35.
Am legally married. P. 0. Box
38252, Houston 77088. Phone, photo
or details appreciated.
W/M late 30's would like to meet
sincere males. Reply Box 10-C,
4615 Mt. Vernon, Houston 77006.
DUPLEX - la reg 2 bedroom duplex
in Montrose Area for rent. Reasonable
rent for one who can help with
repairs. Box R - 4615 Mt. Vernon,
DAVID MAHAN - W/M 18, Anyone
knowing his whereabouts please
write; Manuel - 900 Travis - C-7,Houston,
EL PASO, TEXAS - Gay Liberation
Forum - P.O. Box 12493,
El Paso, Texas 79912.
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W /M, submissive to all demands
by self-styled Master. Send required
recent photo and particulars
to P.O. Box 2213 Custom House
Station, New Orleans, La. 70116.
WHITE - LEGALLY MARRIED
businessman age 48 wishes to
establish contact with same in late
thirties to late forties for sincere
relationship. Exchange recent
photo and details. Box 42011, Houston,
SINGING - CLASSICAL PIANO -
Professional instruction from a
teacher who takes pride in student
advancement - 723-3524.
PHOTOGRAPHER - - Will shoot
anything you can do - or will
print and develop your first 2
rolls of film free. Box 23232,
Houston, Texas 77028
S & M GEAR BROCHURE $3.0Q 1
30 pages of outrageous toys -
ATOL LTD% Fe-Be's Dept.
" N", 1501 Folsom Street, San
Frnacisco, Calif. 94103.
SAFE, DISCREET CONTACTS.
Send stamp for details. Club, Box
324, Ontario, Calif. 91761.
PORNOGRAPHY COLLECTOR -
New and old - trade - buy or
peruse! JA3-6577 - 8-11 P.M.
LONELY YOUNG MAN new in
Houston desires to meet clean
honest - stable gay males/ females
for friends. Phone 691-9869 after
7:30 P.M. Only.
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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
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
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
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
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,
Chapters of the National Gay
Prisoners Coalition have been
formed and approved in state prisons
at Walla Walla and Minnesota
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
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
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9. 900 CLUB
11. RED ROOM
12. MR. FRIZBY
1. VILLA FONTANA, 1315 Skiles (off Live Oak)
2, DETOUR, 3113 Live Oak
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
• 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
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
2828 Rio Grande . .. ... . 478-0224
BACHELOR QUARTERS (Baths)
3116 Live Oak . . . . ..... .
BA YOU LANDING
2906 Pearl .... ..... 742-3269
5601 Lovers Lane .... 351-9521
5709 Oram ......... 824-9710
3224 N. Fitzhugh ..... 526-9580
1819 N. Henderson ....... .
2906 Pearl ......... 742-3269
3113 Live Oak ....... 823-0846
4615 McKinney ...... 526-9328
3116 Live Oak . . . . . ....
GENE'S MUSIC BAR
307 S. Akard ........ 742-0269
3018 Morningside ..... 526-9551
3834 Ross ......•... 826-0291
4117 Maple ......... 526-9524
3236 McKinney ....... 526-9333
4817 Bryan ......... 823-0447
2121 N. Field ....... 741-0700
3307 McKinney ...... 526-9368
5334 Lemmon ....... 526-9214
1315 Skiles ......... 823-0372
WHERE THE BOYS ARE
4601 Maple ......... 526-9263
304 Main at 3rd ...... 335-0675
900 Lovett ........... 528-8900
BA YOU LANDING
2020 Kipling ......... 526-8951
5807 Bellaire Blvd. . ... 665-9081
2205 Fannin .......... 229-0156
240 Westheimer ....... 528-8950
DON'S RECORD SHOP
4900 Bissonnet ........ 667-5701
666 WESTBURY SQUARE ..... .
609 La Branch ........ 226-8852
3535 Westheimer ...... 622-5942
3207 Montrose ........ 528-8236
FOREIGN CAR SERVICE
5415 Fannin ... .. .... 528-9362
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
4615 Mt. Vernon ..... 524-5612
612 Hadley ........ 226-8242
2305 S. Shepherd ...... 528-9430
ART CINEMA THEATRE
6140 Village Parkway ... 528-8186
CZ- 40e §VUN & !!l§,MMUNlTY
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