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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 3, No. 11, November 1972
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  • Jansen, Phil
Date November 1972
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  • LGBTQ people
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Transcript tJie c§vUNCZ--IUS NIGHT OF TERROR FOR GAY PAIR Farmhouse owner beaten and robbed SCOTTIE HARBERS HOUSTON - Monday, October 16, at 3:30 in the morning Gene Howe! and his lover Lynn Gainey were returning from closing the Farm­house. Gene armed with his pistol was walking into the apartment when a man in a ski mask knocked the gun from his hand and made him lie on the floor. Lynn was still outside locking the car, the man then called out to him that if he wanted to live he better get in the apartment. The man then made Gene and Lynn crawl up the stairs, Gene turned his head as he reach­ed the top of the stairs, and the man then struck him over the right eye causing a wound that required stitches to close the gash. Their eyes were then covered with several tightly wrapped loops of surgical tape. After the victims eyes were covered the robber called in another person. They then bound the hands and feet of the pair with the salne type tape. They gagged Lynn with tape and began asking Gene what various items in the apartment were worth. They soaked Lynn's feet in what they said was gasoline and threat­ened to set fire to them if they were not told where more money was. Gene told the pair that they had all the money. They threaten­ed to take Lynn as a hostage if they did not get more money but finally they were satisfied that thev had all that was there. During the hour and a half that the two were in the apartment they used a butcher knife to "find out how loud the pair cound scream." They beat both Gene and Lynn, causing cuts and bruses on both and leaving Gene with a broken ear drum. The pair left after making sure that both Gene and Lynn were firmly bound, and that the tele­phones were torn out of the walls. The robbers took $4,000.00 in cash and about $2,000.00 in personal property. Lynn was the first to get free; he then freed Gene and they went for help. After two hours in the emergency room at St. Joseph's Hospital Gene and Lynn were re­leased with stitches closing the wounds. Mr. Howe! stated that he has a good idea as to who the two men were and how they knew that he had just recently moved. Each time he rides home now he knows that something like this could happen again. P,ecautions,.~have been taken and he has increased his security. Mr. Howe! feels sure that someone paid these men to abuse and rob him. Who is the person or persons that would do or cause to be done actions of this type? We at the NUNTIUS join the Gay community in the hope that the responsible parties are brought soon to justice and that there is no reoccurance of this happening again. ZODIAC BA.LL II Anyone can have problems, but sponcers of Dallas's 2nd annual Zodiac Halloween Ball had more than they deserved. But our love­able drag queens and good ol' gay unity somehow managed to save the show. The lobby of Dallas' staid ol' Hotel Adolphus was cramed with straights giving their eyeballs a workout as gay ladies and gents arrived in costumes as lavish as those used in an old 1943 MGM musical. Some queens, on the arms of their handsome escorts, arrived at the entrance of the Hotel in limousines, others ·came in modest Volkswagons and less impressive cars. One extremely beautiful drag arrived in a beat-up 1956 pickup truck! But she and the others en­tered the lobby as regally as the Queen Mother of England would have. God Save The Queens! However, once inside the ballroom, the party was beset with last minute problems. It seems the band, without notice, decided they didn' t want to play for queers. This band cancelled about 4 p.m. Another band was engaged on such short notice, the leader stating that they would be there at 8 p.m. slrn rn. The.v finally appeared at ISSUE 12 Mr. and Miu faffllhouse 1972 NOVA WINS Again and agam Nova Brenard, winner of Miss Grand Ball, Best Dress and run­ner- up to Best Professional at the Zodiac Ball in Dallas also appeared in contests in Houston, (her homebase.) At the Hi Kamp, she was first runner-up to Miss Hi Kamp, at the Greensleeves she was Miss Greensleeves. This was also the second year running that she won the title of Miss Continental Showcase. The last award is given for the best of all contestants at the Continen­tal Showcase Club, a straight club in Houston. This young man was the ~inner of Miss Houston last year and has captured five trophies and tit­les this year. His real name is Joseph Rich­ard Bernard and is a hospital orderly in one of Houston's Hos­pitals. Joseph is 25 years old and has been appearing in " drag" since he was 22 years old. His first appearance was on Labor Day 1971 at the Gold Room in Houston. Since that time he has appeared at the Exile, The Scene I, and the Greensleeves. OUR COl\lMUNITY NOThiNG hUMAN is ALIEN TO US ----- ~- - - " , . . 111• MHll'D•• Gue Coa•unlty Center !I-' f•m- ot Whitney, MONTROSE GAZE NEEDS YOU not help bring to mind the strik­ing resemblence of her to Shelly Winters. The contestants, two guys and tow girls made a hit with thi; judges, i.e. everyone there. One of the guys dressed in a rather matronly brown dress had a full beard to go with the flat chest and harry legs; he reminded me so much of a grandmother. The other gentleman in a mask and tux look­ed the spitting image of Scrooge, and the hands down winner of the contest. One young la:dy looked as if she had just stepped out of a • 1930 dress shop, complete with aqua tear droops about her beauti­ful eyes. The other lady came as her natural self Gemini two peo­ple in one body, and well done to. From one side she was a nice calm quiet person and from the other a red faced harlot. They were all winners, but the real winner was the entire Gay Com­munity having a good time !'1th the guys and gids mixing m grand community spirit. The building is located at the corner of Fairview and Whitney. It is an old two story white struc­ture with what is becoming red trun. The interior is a tasteful After months of hard word and restoration of the house which many hassels the Montrose Gaze The dance attracted more than needs much more work. With the Community center opened October the e_~ected crowd. It is truly juke box in the dining room of the 29 with out a hitch. The center suppnsmg the number of young old nine room home, it makes a located in the old House of Hope gays that were there who are too great area for cozy dancing. With Mission for Alcoholic women, at young to legally get into the bars. 25 people dancing in the room it 504 Fairview. Members of the As 1:he number of people grew, makes the whole house move with Gaze have been working on the so did the general feeling of be- a life it has never seen before. center for some two weeks and longing. The center held its at- The upper level consists of two the results is a building that they traction and people of all the Gay small rooms and a larger room can be proud of. The organizers community responded with a destined to be the meeting room for expected a turn our of about 150 natural feeling of satisfaction of the group. The lower game room people for their costume Grand knowing that here was a place that seems to be the main attraction Opening Ball. The party started accepted you without question. The for the younger people, with two at 2 p.m. with Don Sanders, a local younger members of the crowd pin ball machines and a pool table folk singer providing the usual ~xited early, probably an lndicat- !t is going to be very popular good music. After the singing the ion of the fact that they had to get rn ~e days to' come. If you visit crowd mingled and wandered in and home by a certain hour. The older the center be sure to visit the out for the next few hours with crowd held on to see the judging ''tower'' room on the second level. new people showing up to find out of costumes contest, at which four By all means if you go by expect what a community center was. The contestants were all declaired win- to be asked to do some painting center was closed down for an hour n_ei:s. Tee, the head of the pub- or other work as they need all to let the workers get ready for hc1ty committee conducted the the help and support they can __th_e dan_ce_ that_ n. i.g;.h_ t. _________c_on_t.Jst _with _a _ra. p:_o_ rt_ wh_ich c: :o.:u_ld:: ~ geTt. hirty new members were ad-ded to the ranks of the Mont­9: 30 p.m. drunk and were turned away and told they would not be needed! Then something (heaven ...- only knows what) happened to the sound system that had been or­dered for the ball. It seems it was delivered to the hotel and mis­placed. Much searching was done for the system which never turned up! After about two hours of prob­lems Billy Joe went to Ronsue's Bar and brought back the system used there for shows and began along with hotel engineers trying to connect it to the hotel's speak­ers. So for almost 3 hours, most of the huge crowd milled around and chatted. Some became bored and quietly left. But two contest­ants were so outraged, they staged a bitch scene. One took the micro- · phone to denounce the way the celebration was being mishandled. She felt that many had spent a great deal of money, time, and effort on their costumes, wigs, head­pieces, and props, and thatthe con- , test was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., and there was no excuse for such a lengthy delay. Some shouted her down, and seeing it was useless "to talk to these people" she and her friend stormed out. (The costumes of this pair were fantastic - two of the most out­standing at the ball). Kitty Key then took the microphone to speak in defense of the Ball. "Anyone can have problems." "Many of us came 300 miles from Houston to attend, and we will wait patiently -. until the sound system is working." l'dr. Gene !!owe! and Lynn from Page 2 The Farmhouse in Houston were at the table with this beautiful entertainer and with under­standing supported her statement completely. With the support of Mr. Howe! and his more than generous contribution of $100 to the prizes already posted for the Ball was welcomed by the con­testants and the Ball sponsors alike. Support from men such as this Houston club operator is very much appreciated by all. Madame Fertilizer' Star of Stars, Mother of us All, Grande Lady of Drag, etc., helped pass the time by telling some funny jokes as only a great perfessional can. Then without any musical ac­compniment at all, she sang a rather risque (dirty?) sorig. Of course the audience gave her, not one, but two standing ovations. Kitty from Houston gave us many moments of laughter as she ad­libed and joked with the audience. But the biggest burden of the even­ing fell on the broad shoulders of the Master of Ceremonies who tried repeatedly to explain the delay, and asked the audience to bear with him. Most eagerly did so. In time, the sound came through and the party proceeded. A grand party it was too. But because of the late start, perhaps not as stunning as last year's premier soiree. But surely next year, all the technical problems will have been ironed out, and the Zodiac Ball III will be the greatest yet! rose Gaze hosting the total paid membership well over the hund­red mark. It will take more than the dollar a month from each to keep the center open. It will also take a lot of support to keep the things going as they should. The center is for you sponsored and supported by people like yourself keep up the good work. ' Most needed items at the center are folding chairs for the meeting room, furniture of all types (no beds)! ash trays, card tables, paint, panelrng, lamps and light fixtures of all types, air conditioners a water fountain, a refrigerator, ~nd you as a member. The rules of the center bar any dope, alcohol, or sex on the premises. Joe Anthony, a Houston business man has been a great help to the center, and for this the com­munity and the center with to thank him. Police Harassment On Haloween night my friend, Gerald, and I donned costumes befitting the holiday and we spent the evening "trick or treating" friends in the neighborhood and then later going to public bars and restaurants in the city. Our costumes were neither illegal, im­moral, or indecent and one should be able to wear such clothing at any time without fear of ridicule or harassment. After the evening was over (or so we thought) I drove Gerald to his apartment in Braes Heights (which apartment building he owns incidentally) and parked at the curb on the street while we finished a conversation- which was under­way. Within two or three minutes a City of Houston -Police car drove up and the occupants proceeded to question us. I was asked about a single empty beer can which was in an insulator and sitting in a floorboard carrier and I told them the contents had been consumed at another location earlier in the evening. The officers were quite preoccupied with our clothing and they asked many questions con­cerning why we were dressed as we were and they made many smart-aleck remarks about our appearance. After a while both os us were arrested for "consuming" after hours in public (a public street) and for public intoxicat­ion. This happened in front of the residence of Gerald in a quiet residential ne1ghborhood! At the police station while my personal possessions were being taken from me two police officers called me a queer and then made further derogatory remarks when I did not respond to their har­assment. The following statement was made to Gerald by an of­ficer concerning the ethnic group whose native costume he wore: "We don't like ----'saroundhere. The offenses we were charged with are not true and furthermore the accusations and derogratory remarks made by the officers involved regarding sexual pre­ferences and mode of dress have nothing to do whatsoever with the actual charges. To me the entire affair is very clearly a case of police haras­sment. 8 R.V. ._._. .EL:EI I ~ 1 l I EC / L ' 4 to 8 Mon. thru Fri. Drinks 50~ 11 ~m to 6 pm - Sat. Bloody Mary's 50~ All day Sunday :Draft Beer 25~ 900 ·1... . LO_VET_I ., , 52_8-89 00 -l EVERYONE'S FUN HOUSE PRESENTS THE BEST I N THE AREA IN THE ART OF FEMALE IMPERSONATION: SONG, DANCE, SATIRE ANO RECORD PAN TOMIN E ! SHOWS·• • THURSDAYS • 9:30 - 11:30 • SUNDAYS • 8:3--10:30 & 12:30 SATURDAY AFTERNOON COLOR T.V. JUICE DRINKS SPECIAL 50¢ SU NOA Y BLOODY MARY PARTY Dikes vs • the Ferries --. . or girl put that beer down It was a warm October, Satur­day afternoon with big black thundershowers dotting the Hous­ton skyline. On a softball diamond on Fairview, fifty members of the community were engaged in a soft­ball game. The rivalry, it seems, was confined to the playing field; with the entire company having a great time. The men's team comprised of some noteworthy people such as Paul S., the Farmhouse, Joe and Mike A., Mary's and other various interests, Bill, the catcher on the mens team who seemed young enough to be attending the elemen­tary school in the same block. "Easy Out" Joe pitched the men's team to a 38-8 victory over the girls team. The final score is still in doubt, it seems that the umpire, Al, has trouble counting over ten without taking his shoes off. The girls team had trouble find-ing the ball with a beer can in one hand, but all in all, who cares that much about winning. It's how you play the game that counts, and the girls game was a sight. Pitch hitting on the girls team was Ron Waters, Democratic candidate for the 32nd District, State House position. Ron's hitting wasn't enough to help the girls but the girls are doing everything to help Ron carry the Montrose-Heights area in the upcoming election. After having been soundly up­set, the girls concented to playing another game. The second game of "mixed teams" rounded out an afternoon of fun for everyone. With the score of 38-8 it seemed like a football game, considering the beautiful people in the game a "touch" football game seems just the thing. The game was sponsored by The Montrose Gaze ·and is just one of the fine social act­ivities they plan to give you. GAY YOUTH ASK FOR FUNDS ... A grant proposal asking for $9,000.00 for Model Cities funds was recently presented to the Youth Division of the Seattle Mayor's Office by the Gay Youth of Seattle. The funds are requested for the ~stablishment of a Gay Youth Serv­ices center and six-month salaries for a center director and secre­tary. The request was stimulated by the recent closing of the Seattle Gay Community Center and the in­creasing need for professional services providing counseling re­creation, and job and home pl~ce­ments for Gay persons under 20. The project is being sponsored by Stonewall. The proposal must first be ap­proved by ne_ighborhood youth plan­~ . com!fiit~ees of four youth division districts. The first pre- Girls form by Wade Frey A lesbian feminish study group is being planned ill Houston. Gay women who are interested in part­icipating in this group may re­ceive more information by calling The Montrose Gaze Community sentation was made to the :soutn­east Youth Planning Committee on October 5, the second on October 10 to the North Committee. At these meetings, spokesmen for Gay Youth of Seattle explained the urgent n_eed for these services. Steve Rice, coordinator of the project, said, "One out of every ten of your friends is homosex­ual. This is one of the largest '.'~d '!lost neglected youth minor­ities m the city. Many of them are runaways, drop-outs , kicked out of th~ir. homes, or confined to in­stitutions for expressing their sex­ual preference." Rice is coordinating efforts of Gay young people to get involved ~ith th~ project. Those interested m helping should contact him at 323-4570. group Center at 528-9069. The Center is open at 4 P m Monday thru Friday, 2 p.m. · 0~ Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Page 3 , _ .,.P age 4 Coming Soon Classified Cap ers Fantasy Club Dirty Books OPEN 11 A.IA. 'TIL MIDNIGHT MIDNIGHT SHOWS FRIDAY & SA TU RDA YS $1 DISCOUNT EVERYDAY BETWEEN 5 & 7 (Plus selected short subjects) Mini Park 2907 Main Houston 528-5881 Nov. 8 Gay Guide to Hawaii WATCH THE ADVOCATE FOR UPCOMING FILMS AT T·HE MINI PARK CALL THEATER FOR FEATURE TIMES PHOTO BY JOHN RICHARD FREE CHURCH DESTROIED BY FIRE The FREE CHURCH of DALLAS, pastored by Bob Jones who mini­sters to both gay and straight communi ties, was burned out of its home in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 10th. The church unfortunately has no in­surance. Some say it was a case of arson. The apparent arsonist burned a hole in the outside of the two­s tory frame building at 2635 Rea­gan that housed the F'ree Church, creating a draft which engulfed the wooden building in flames . Amateurs usually try to burn the whole building by sprinkling gas all around it, resulting in smoke damage but little r eal dam­age. A trail of gasoline was spread to the middle of the yar d next door as a safty measure for the apparent arsonist. The trail was ignited, possibly with a delayed fuse for a getaway, and spread quickly to the spot on the house which was well- doused with gaso­line. There were no footprints since the apparent arsonists did not step in the mud around the house. Pastor Jones was preparing for bed when he noticed a glow on the side of the house. "I thought I had forgotten to put out a light,'' said the long-haited ~ster. But when he investigated, be saw the side of the house on fire and the burning trail into the meigh­bor's yard. He quickly extinguished the blaze with a garden hose and retired after nervously checking the street­periodically for suspicious be­havior. Almost a year ago the Free Church's car, a Volkswagen, was firebombed. About 3:30 a .m., Rev. Jones was awaken by another Free Church resident with the building in flames. Both dived through a window to safety. Fire Department investigators theorized that an ember ignited the fire a second time, creating a fiery inferno. However, they do not rule out the possibility that the arsonists came back to finish the job. The Fire Department asked Jones and Bill May, another Free Church official, to take lie de ­tector tests to see if they had set the fire themselves for pub­licity. Jones and May both agreed to take polygraph tests if a test were also given to Department of Public Safety narc Bob Hardin. Hardin has threatened Jones in several raids he has conducted. Both May and Jones passed their tests , pr oving in effect that they knew nothing about the fire 's ori ­gin. It is not known at this time what the results of Har din's test were, or even if he took a poly ­graph tes t. When asked about the identities of their enemies, Free Church Officials named only the Dallas police. Police are known to main­tain closer than normal surveil­lance on the Free Church, but were noticeably absent the night of. the fire. Alan 11 Years y-.ct - IIOTHD TO DRAG - FRIEND TO AL::;L;,_ ___ _ Another Loss For Gays One of the best written pub­lications in America is gone. THE LADDER, started in 1956 by the Daughters of Bilitis, was the nat­ion's oldest continously published homosexual publication. In a farewell editorial, Gene Damon wrote: "For those of you who have supported us by word, deed, and money, as well as by writing for these pages, we simply wish the best in the future." "For those of you who have cas­ua lly red us through the years, indeed sometimes intending to sub­scribe but not ever quite getting a round to it, we wish you what­ever you deserve and leave it to your own consciences to decide just what that might be." The gay movement is 22 years old. We are winning, but freedom will come only when we deserve it. As of now, too few lend a hand: too many merely complain. The NUNTIUS finds itself in somewhat of a similar situation. If the support is not there, the need for the publication and its goals are not helpful to a minority such as the Gay Community. For an individual to continue to sub­sudize this paper ia out of the question as these funds and ener­gies are limited. Your support is needed - - won't you try so that we may continue in some small way to help better the conditions under which we are now compell­ed to live. GAY COMMUNITY CENTER r...,tJ -~-;,, ~ MEETINGS WED. 7:J0p.m. ·MONTROSE GAZE 504 Fairview 528-9069 , .. s ... NOW SERVING YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGES - .. =-J~ -~-@' A,_ - ~. (. ~ ~ _ · ·-r-V:, 60¢~ \\O\}f- \\~y\>'i MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 5 P .M. to 7:30 P.M. Gaze Members on / kPFT Members, T. S-clera, Wade Fry, Rafael J-inu, on KPFT talk show widt Jill Sttoe1 (left). Three members of the Montrose Gaze appeared on the Wednesday afternoon talk show on Pacifica. The subject was to have been Gay bars but the non-experts decided that 'this would be a good time for the statement of the personal views of each person. They were - qucik to admit that the bars are not the best atmosphere to meet and get to know people but in the same breath it was also stated that the bars had a place in Gay life and that they did indeed serv­ice a need of the Gay community. Wade Fry while ready to condem the bars because "they promoted sex without real knowledge of the person involved," he also stated that he "was a regular customer of the baths which promotes sex for sex sake." Sex is a natural function of the human body so why is the Gay bar an issue? Some feel that the bars make an unusually high profit. The Gay bars offer much more · • · than the straight bars. Naturally the individuals who own the bars are in business for a profit, but they are also quick to support the community. As an example of the Sex is a natural function of the human body so why is the Gay bar an issue? Somxtseel that the bars make an unusually high profit . The Gay bars offer much more than the straight bars. Naturally the individuals who own the bars are in business for a profit, but they are also quick to support the community. As an example of the supporters of the Gay community in our area look at the pages of this paper, without the support of the advertising Gay bars it would not exist. Moving away from the issue at hand, Gay bars, the show moved on to a wider field, " pick- ups," and why gays have trouble making con­tacts and the problems which come out of short te rm 'one -night' relat ­ionships. Each per son expressed their own opinion and left the audience with the feeling that these one-nighters and variety was act­ually what they wanted. The show is presented every other Wednesday at about 12:30 p.m., with the next show set for November 15. Issues are important but the Gay bars play an important role in the life of the Gay com­munity of any large city. ----··--·-- · .. - ----------·--·-------~►-L.. LETTER TO THE EDITOR Page 6 ' r 'No ,Way' lor Gay Marriage, Durant Ollicials State " It isn't a he," the girl replied·, DURANT, Okla. -- "No Way." " It's a her." That quick and emphatic declar- Realizing it wasn't a joke, Nix ation by Special Judge ,Dav:i_d Kelly referred the girls to the county ended a tour of Bryan County ofa courthouse. ficials by three girls in what ap- County Clerk Louise Gentry says parently was a serious attempt to the blonde girl was still acting as stage an all-girl wedding. spokesman when the girls Durant has a cquired a reputat- approached her a short time later. ion as a mar riage mill for quickie She advised them of blood tests we ddings over the yea rs , but this and identification requirements, was one that didn't make it. then asked the same question Beal Three girls who said they were had asked. The answer was the from Arkansas appeared in the same she says --a finger pointing busy marriage parlor of Beal Nix at the pretty brunette. and asked what license was requir - At that moment Judge Kelly pas­ed for a wedding. Nix, seeing no sed by and Mrs. Gentry sought his prospective br idegroom, thought advice. His terse r ejection was he,~as be~ ki_dded: . softened by an offer to read them Oh, a fishrng hcense or Just the law but they said they be­about any kind of license will do," Jieved him and left. he said, going a long with the joke. • Stymied ' in their quest for an He thought. . . official wedding, the girls reap- A ~londe m bl_ue Jeans a!1d a · peared at Nix's to press for some­sorori! y s_weat shut asked if a thing less than official just some driver s h cense would do, then · kind of ceremony. added, " Do you ever marr y any " I don't rea lly car e myself," PY people?" the blonde told him, " but she " Most of the people I marry wants some sort of ceremony, so a re gay," Nix joked.Butthe blonde can't you just say one for us?" declared they were ready, then, Nix was a justice of the peace for the we~ding. in the boom days of Durant's When Nix asked about the other marriage mill operation, and now half of the partners-to-be, the holds a minister's license. blonde pointed !" "a . ve,~y,. v~ry "I just don't have a ceremony pretzy brown-haired girl sitting that fits your case," he said. In an auto outside. 5 P.l.t.cl.te.r, •. ..•.•. -G~.y e.?. ....._.. ..e t, •. .•. G..u ,•., . Poll indicates little support for Gay rights Houston Gay Political Committee P . O. Box 53221 Houston, Texas 77052 Houston Gay Political Commit­tee, along with some members of Gay Liberation, polled candidates for the Texas LegislatureforHar­ris County. Also polled were the Texas gubernatorial candidates. Unfortunately there were very few favorable replies. We believe many candidates who do support the gay rights issue hesitate to declare their position publicly for fear of alienating anti-gay voters. How­ever, we caMot accept secret verbal replies. Should that can­didate be elected, that same fear of alienating the anti-gay voter would affect his/her support of gay issues in Austin. We do not endorse any candi­dates. Our policy is to encourace members of the gay community to make their choices on the basis of available information. Election day is November 7th. The Houston Gay Political Com­mittee questioMaire posed these questions: (1) Do you support repeal of Texas ' sodomy law? (2) Would you use your influ­ence to help stop discriminatory harassment of homosexuals by means of catch-all laws such as those relating to loitering or vag­rancy? (3) Would you support the right of a place of business serving a primarily homosexual clientele to operate without discriminatory harassment of either management or customers? ·.__.; sn,rw ..... ..... ._ ..... c.a:,: . -&..-.... IN ,._ .astrtet 'IJ •--..-..-..-.-. - C,-Cuti¾eal. 9..w... ....._.... «&en .-. aot reply ...._ ., --=-••• .....,, .....u . . ,. ... fer state Barria C.- .-: a. Water■ , dlatrict 79, Pavor­allle, Dentll,J Petta, district 85, Panrable, Cralc Wa1bincten, Di­strict Ill, Favorable, David Ros­Iii (SWP) (Party stand Favorable), s.,n,mi; Thompson, district 89, Favorable, Ray Bambert, District n18.8: reply somewhat Favorable. balance of the candidates did aot reply. Replies of candidates for Gover­nor of Tens: Dolpb Briscoe, no reply, Henry<?· Grover, Favorable, RamseyM~ (La Raza Uni ), no reply, Debbie 1-rd (SWP Party stand Favorable. Our primary • rtance is the -ctment of lepsla · on prohibit­inc discrimination au~e • of sexual orientation as I\ cntenon for employment. Legal reform alone will not liberate us but is is an essential first step to that end. Let us continue our cleman .. for fully equal rights, wheneve · and wherever possible. R.Y. PHOTOS BY Woody NUNTIUS COVER PHOTOS - - - - For the past several months the cover photos have been fur­nished by Woody Keys. w ooay is a fine photograph_er and great friend to the commu~ty and the NUNTIUS does appreciate greatly the pictures supplied by his studio. If in the future, as in the past, exceptional photos appear without a byline -- they will be Woody's. -Gay Retains Job Despite Civil Service In a case which may be indicative of a modification of its traditional POiicies or unrelenting, remorse­less, intransigent exclusion of homosexuals from Federal em­ployment, the U. S. Civil Service Commission, on September 28, re­scinded its proposed removal, one­year debarment, and disqualificat­ion action against George A. Stras­ser of Riverdale, Maryland, a Gs-'11 Computer Programmer at the Government Printing Office (GPO) in Washington, D.C. Strasser aged 30, commenced work at th~ GPO in August, 1971. He had received a General Dis­charge Under Honorable Condit­ions from the Army in 1960 !>-­cause of admitted homosexuahty. On July 27, 1972, while Strasser was still in his probationary y~ar as a Federal employee, follow~ an interrogation by Civil SerVIce Commission investigators on July 20 he received a letter from the Ci~l Service Commission, direct­ing his removal from his position, debarring him from Federal Em­ployment for one year, and oth~ir­wise disqualifying him (all subJect to administrative appeal) on the grounds that: "After carefully considering all of the facts, including your state­ments we have decided thatyoudo not m'eet the suitability require­ments for employment in the com­petitive Federal s~rvice under the provisions of Section 731.201 of the Civil Service Regulations because of immoral conduct. "Official records show that ef­fective October 18, 1960, you re­ceived a general discharge under honorable conditions from the United States Army as a result of your statement that you had been having episodic homosexual contacts since early childhood, NEWI • PERSONAL INTRODUCTIONS • SCREENED MEMBERSHIP • MEET NEW FRIENDS • OVERCOME HANGUPS • GET INVOLVED • SAFE & DISCREET • 18 -80 «COF » Get involved N0WH Tired of the bars? Find out why more people are getting involved with the new CIRClE OF FRIENDS MEETS TWICE-A MONTH FOR GAY ,ACl'l V 1'1'Y Send Now! •••••••••••••••••••••••• : lllE CIRCLE Of FRIENDS : 6146 ST. MORITZ :• DALLAS, TEXAS : 75214 •• •• •• j'm Interested m learning more about the CoF Orgamzarion and how I can expand my social hfe. I enclose $1.00 for postage and han• e dlmg •• : Name, ______ Age_ : Addres:s _______ _ : City, ____ _ •• • ihe last of which had taken place a few weeks before the interview with Army officials. Dur_~ ti)• interview with the Co~miss~on s representative, you agarnadmitted the homosexual acts which pre­ceeded the Army discharge and subsequent perverted acts, the most recent occurring in the several weeks prior to the inter­view. You further stated that you consider yourself to be bisexual. "Since your admitted history of acts of sexual perversion is !><>th lengthy and recent, the Comm1ss­ion has determined that your con­tinued employment in the Federal service would not promote the ef­ficiency of that service." The GPO exercised not only its option to retain Strasser on an active-duty status during the administrative appeal procedure, but also elected to file an agency appeal on his behalf. Additionally, in a rare show of "rebellion in the ranks" ( of Government) the GPO also made it clear to 'the Commission, in­formally but unmistakably, that even if the Commission ordered Strasser's removal, the GPO would refuse to dismiss him, and the Commission would have to ta_ke ~• GPO to court (The Comm1ss1on has the legal power to direct an agency to fire a probationary em­ployee). The Commission mutter­ed about having the GPO's funds cut off, but it seems unlikel_y that this could have been accomplished. Strasser's Counsel, Dr. Frank­lin E. Kameny, also commenced preparation of an Appel\! on Stras­ser' s own behalf, by presenting the Commission with a list of pre­liminary questions relating to the Commission's view of the nexus between the conduct alleged and the efficiency of the service, the equation of homosexual conduct with sexual perversion with im­moral conduct, and the relation­ship for Federal emp\oyment,. the Commision's right, rn the light of recent court decisions, to make the inquiries which it had made in regard to Strasser' s sexual activities, etc., etc. . The Commission never replied to Kameny's Jetter (The Director of the Personnel Investigations Bureau assured Kameny, by tele­phone that an answer was being formu'lated but it never appeared). The agency's appeal (stating that in their view Strasser's conduct raised no problems for the agency, that he was a good employee, that he was desperately needed, that he had a letter of commenda~on in his file, that )!is personal life was his own affair, etc.) was filed in mid-September. Appare~t­ly retreating fr~m po_tential multiple confrontation~ (With the agency in a clash on authori!)' _.,. and power; with Kameny on basic policies) the Commission almost immediately notified Strasser, the GPO, and Kameny that its earlier decision had been reversed and rescinded. This seems effectively to fore­close all future action against Strasser, whether from the Com­mission, from the agency, or from elsewhere in the government, on the basis of his homosexuality, barring some egregious mishap such as an arrest. The case is noteworthy in that no effort was made to evade or avoid the fact of Strasser's on­going homos_exuality ~It was Ka~­eny's intention to stipulate to. it, and the Commission was so in­formed). Nevertheless, in a pos­sibly unprecedented. acti~n, _the Commission did not disqualify him. Whether this case is simply a unique aberration on_ ~• Com­mission's part, precipitated by the agency's strong opposition,. or whether it represents a backing off from the policies of at least two decades will be shown in the next several weeks and months, when action by the Commission is forthcoming on several other p_e~d­ing cases (both at the adm1n1s­trative and the judicial levels) and the Commission's long-prom- ... ised revision in policy finally ap­pears (or clearly is not going to appear). H.E.L.P. Forward Moves In the aftermath of the Black Pipe arrests, there have been many rumors regarding the stability of H.E.L.P., Inc. The Board of Dir­ectors feels compelled to acknow­ledge these, and to render a brief statement regarding the organizat­ion's current status: As the second largest gay mem­bership organization in the United States H.E.L.P., Inc. bears a heavy' burden or responsibility, most particularly toward those of our people who live in Southern California. Conversely, we feel justified in expecting ~his Com­munity to support us in our at­tempts to be of service. We are presently involved in the most serious and perilous effort ever undertaken by ourselves, or by any other group. In electing to defend the Black Pipe cases with a "no holds barred" attack on the Lewd Conduct statutes, we have, in ef­fect taken up the gauntlet for each and' every gay pers::n in Califor­nia. Our eventual success could , Page 7 ., 7 Farmhouse PRE-GAME WARM-UP SATURDAY & SUNDAY AFTERNOONS 1 TIL 4 P .M. BLOODYS,GREYHOUNDS,& SCREWS 50¢ favorably affect similar laws in other states. Because of the drain in finan­cial and manpower resources, which we must expend in this fight ... these arising unexpectedly, at a time when we were already stretching to open our Center stretching to open our C1;nter and expand our range of sernces, it is understandable that many people should fear for our. ability to sustain the load. Admittedly, we are feeling the strain, but so far the contributions and mem­bership dues have C?nti~ued to come in at a rate which is see­ing us through without jeopard­izing our existence. As l<?ng as our fund- raising efforts continue to be successful, we arenotindanger of fiscal demise. This ~s not to S!1Y that financial support 1s not s~ll needed nor that future needs will not be' heavier than at present. We ask the Community to remem­ber this, and to maintain the !eye! of support they have been giving us. . Our most serious pr oblem is a shortage of personnel.. .people to do the work which must be done to equip and man the Center, and to keep us in contact "."ith. our members and other organizations. Some months ago, with a s m:iller membership and more restricted services, the _Board officers were able to handle the work load. This has now become too exten­sive remembering that all these people are volunteers who need also earn a living. From now on, H.E.L.P . must look to the grel!ter Community for workers, e~pec!al­ly seeking those who can give time during regular business hou~s. As a final point, we would like to assure the Gay Community that the Black Pipe cases are all well in hand. The necessary legal moves have been initiated to carry our battle before the California Supreme Court. Because o~ ~e methods being employed, it is questionable whether any of the defendants will ever actually have to stand trial. If they do, however, we will want all the witnesses we can get. The H.E.L.P. attorne_Ys already have a fairly substantial list of names, but request ~at anyone present at the Black Pipe at the time of the arrests, who is not certain we ha".e his nl!me and other pertinent information, give this data to the H.E.L.P. Center Director (7221 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; 876-IJ883). . We would also like to take this opportunity to invite the entire Gay Community to join us at 8:~0 P .M., November 10th, when we will celebrate our Fourth Anniversary and thP official Grand Opening of the new H.E.L.P. Center. At its regularly scheduled meet­ing October 11, 1972, the H.E. L.P., Inc. BoardofDirectorsvoted unanimously to adopt the "Lam­bda" as the universal symbol of our Gay Community's _struggle ~or recognition and equahty. In ~omg this we join with such organizat­ions' as New York's Mattachine Society and Gay Activists Alliance, Los Angeles' Gay Community Al­liance, and many other gay student and/or civil rights groups across the nation. H.E.L.P. is hopeful that still more organizations will take similar action, with th~ resul~ that our movement will achieve a single universal symbol of unity. MONDAY BUFFET ■ TUESDAY SHOW ■ WEDNESDAY POOL TOURNEY ■ THURSDAY 9-11 HALF PRICED BAR DRINKS ■ FRIDAY & SATURDAY AFTER HOURS WITH BREAKFAST ■ SUNDAY BLOODY MARY BRUNCH ■ HAPPY HOUR 2-S MONDAY-FRIDAY ■ 528 8236 3207 MONTROSE (AT WESTHEIMER) • Page 8 The second annual Halloween Ball at the Farmhouse was held on Halloween night, naturally. Gene Howel and his more than capable staff hold to tradition and cele­brate Halloween on the time hon­erec October 31st. The show was slow' getting started but the wait was well worth it. Gene was hav­ing some trouble with the sound system and was determined to have things right for the show. The show, hosted by the very person­able Kitty Key, got under way about fifteen minutes late, with both the audience and the per­formers anxious to see the nights attraction, the contestants. With little to do, the show was kicked off by the viewing of the Mr. Farmhouse contestants. The judges had a hard time getting t!ie fine looking COJ.!Stants to hold still so that they could get a good look at them. Some of the contestants even had to come back a second time for the judges; Marlyn, Stef­fany Carry, Bobby, Roxane, Mr. Larry, Rox????, Dianna and Ter­ry to get a better look. Sadji performed between cata­gories, courtesy of · Joe Anctil who will be opening his new Plant­ation club on Market Square with Sadji and a whole new company. To be sure the constants were all the most interesting and enter­taining but with Sadji perform­ing, the cake got a rich icing that night. Again many thanks to Joe and Sadji for the fine between acts entertainment. The next catagory was that of Best Professional with several numbers that would make any TV show. The audience wdl.Ild not be done with the performancy of Tina minelli but before the audience had its' way the MC stepped in and moved on to the next performer. The rest of the pro's caused sim­ilar reactions, the audience was very much in to the performances. After the pro's finished it was obvious that the judges were going to have a hard time selecting in this contest of champions. Best Costume held several very interesting faces and even a giant egg. It was clearly a night for the costume people. But the Miss Farmhouse contest was the one that drew the most attention from the attending crowd. Who would be the lucky "girl" to become The Miss Farmhouse of 1972. After a long lineup of about 30, one thing was evidenced, the judges had their work ahead in determining just which was the finer of this fan­tastic group. During the wait for the decision of the judges, Gene brought out his singing voice and favored the audience with a treat to be remembered - - he used to do more of this. All -,es I'• • •" Mr. Pe..a.w .. -•••1 .•II 1tl•• NUNTIUS PHOTO The hour was late when the final decisions had been reach1;d. Kitty was the first to return with the list of winners. However noisy the earlier part of the evening, quiet prevailed at this point. The first winner to be announced was Mr. Farmhouse, with Clifton second runner-up, Ken first run­ner up and the beautiful style and body of Mark becoming Mr. Farm­house 1972. The Best Professional was one of the most difficult, it was not easy to second-guess the judges. Second runner-up to the title was Sally Boles who got a round of applause from the audience that was well worth the effort put into his most impressive rendition of the Cabaret number. Much to the surprise of this reporter the first runner-up to Best Professional was a performer who had done the same number, Tina Mineli. Only one point seperated Tina from the title of Best Profess­ional, but one point was enough for this years winner of the Zodiac Ball in Dallas to make a clean sweep of the contests and become the best of the pros at the 1972 contest at the Farmhouse. The Best Professional in Dallas was now the Best Professional in Hous­ton as well. Dashell had done it, claiming the crown that now makes her without a doubt the best in Texas. The Best Costume was next and it took an extraordinary talent to justly judge the contestants in this catagory. The second runner-up was Tami Shane. Thefirstrunner­up was Genifer George. Title of Best Costume of the 1972 Farm­house Halloween Ball went to a group entry, the storybook char­acters, Raggdy Ann and Raggdy Andy. The long waited crowning of Miss Farmhouse 1972 was next in the line of fire. Only two names would be called out before the name of Miss Farmhouse. The second run­ner- up was, also the winner of first runner-up to Best Costume, Geniffer George. The first runner­up was Christi. Miss Farmhouse 1972, the winner from last year with the most becoming white gown and blond hair was the remar­kable Kim English. A perfect choice had been made and now the crowd was ready to leave knowing the results of the second annual Halloween Ball at the Farmhouse. It seems that Gene has another feather for his hat, while many Houston Gays had a truly remarkable evening of fine entertainment . Soclji, their are no words to describe this talent. HUHTIUS PHOTO Judges at the Farmhouse. Gene and Kitty Tina Min.Ii second n,nne .. up le lest p,.feuional. Otlo polet kept her t..a boi111111 a _.. witli Doollell. Oosliell, Best Piofeulo110I, acceptint hor shoro af tllo $700 In prize -noy. I to r Fint and Second runner-up and Best Costume; Raggdy Ann and Raggdy Andy. Southern Gays Plan Meet The gay movement today is in retreat. A year or so ago, many gays were shouting, "Out of the closets and into the streets!" Now it appears, the acceptance oftrad~ itional gay roles is spreading throughout the gay ghettos. It's clear that the gay movement must seek new political strategies if it is to survive. There can be no substitute for organized gay women and men fighting for the quality of their lives. At the same time, emphasis in the movement put on "liberated" life-style counter cultures has resulted in retreat from struggle. We can't forget that most gays face the same problems as almost everyone else. Our special op­pression as gays derives from the fact that the broad mass of people in the society are being exploited. By linking our special demands to broader demands, we can be a catalyst to hasten fund­amental social change. For example: We demand an end to job discrimination ll,gainstgays. But we should also demand jobs for all specially oppressed groups, particularly blacks, and, further, jobs for all! We demand an end to the torture of gays in mental hospitals; we also demand a trans­formation of these hospitals and a reversal of society's attitude to­wards mental illness. We demand that gays not be imprisoned or beaten because they are gay; to win this we must demand an end to an unjust penal system. We demand a reversal of the image of gay people being taught . in schools; this entails change iri a school system which prepares the mass of people for their own exploitation. An end to sexist roles; equal job opportunities and wages for wo­men and abortions on demand. All this involves a long struggle. The short cuts are meaningless games. Local gay org.!nizations are es­sential, but just as essential are activ£• regional and national organ­izations. The South can lead in this respect, by forming a regional organization which can effectively fight for our demands in every Southern state. This regional organization can also foster the communication among groups which is needed, and it can help create new local g.roups. We can, and must, change history. You are invited to join in the beginning of a new stage of the gay movement. The Founding Convention will be November 10, 11, and 12, 1972 at Athens, Georgia. The purpose of this convention is to write the constitution for a ~uthern organization of gay mili­tants and to elect whatever leader­ship is called for to activate a formulated program. Viting Delegates will be any re­sident of the South who attends, they will have a voice in the creat­ion of the constitution and voting rights. The South is defined as the following states: Texas, Louis­iana, Mississippi, Alabama, Flor­ida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkan­sas. Participants should bring proof of residency. Observers from elsewhere are invited; the convention will have to vote on whether or not observers have speaking rights. · Members of the Gay Education Committee of Athens will provide free sleeping space for as many as possible. Bring Sleeping bags! Mo~t. likely, there will not be enough free space for everyone. If you can afford a hotel or motel room, you can either come and take a chance <Y:I getting one, or better still, you can write or phone still, you can write or phone ~~~~~~~r~ff~~~~~ your hostesses Ricci & Rita BOIBIII ee•s CJ.II POOL · DANCING . MIXED DRINKS Open Tuesday lhrouh Sunday Spa - 2ari, (Closed lllondays) Page 9 J Athens for reservations as in­dicated at this articles end. Every effort will be made to find ade­quate space for everyone. For information about hotel and motel rates and to ma~ reser­vations, you can either call (404) 543-7264 or write Committee of Gay Education, Box 2467, Univer­sity Station, Athens, Georgia 30601 ~Morris Knight Joins Gay Prisoners WALLA WALLA, WASH. - The National Gay Prisoners Coalition welcoms Mr. Morris Knight to its organization as one of the NGPC National Sponsors. Mr. Knight, as many of us are aware, is one of our more progressive and qualified leaders within the National-International Liberation movement. Mr. Knight is also on the Board of Directors of the Gay Community Services Center in Community Services Center in los Angeles, Ca. The NGPC looks forward to many years of pleasant association with Mr. Knight. Anyone wishing a copy of the NGPC report, which is a detailed report on the functions of the Nat­ional Gay Prisoners Coalition, can obtain a copy by writing to - Mr. William Du Bay, Stonewall Train­ing Center, 4016-37th Avenue South Seattle, Washington 98118. MrDu­Bay, who is working with the NGPC on the citizens advisory board as director of Half-Way House Affairs , is Vice - Presi­dent of the Stonewall Training and Treatment Centers located in Seattle, Wa. THE PRODIGAL 10/15/1972 --- Several questions have been pos­ed recently on a special subject of interest to gays, so the M.D. on the MCC's personal service committee has come out of his closet once again to get to the bottom of several questions re­garding anal intercourse (pun in- ' tended). As the name implies anal inter­course is the insertion of the penis into the anus of a sex part­ner. Other words for this act include pederasty, pedicatio, bug­gery, and sodomy. Revulsion and resistance to this act by some people probably stems from early toilet training (doesn't everything nowadays?) when our parents brought us up to think of toilets and feces as revolting, dirty ob­jects. Actually, the mouth is dirt­ier than the rectum (in terms of bacteria) and the rectum is usual­ly empty except when defecating. Many persons fear anal inter­course because of pain they believe to be associated with the act. In many cases there is pain at first, but the pain becomes far less with each subsequent ~_ct. Some people report minimal discomfort which is far outweighed by the erotic pleasures that result. The size of the penis and rectum in­volved have much to do with the degree of discomfort to the pas­sive partner (or "screwee"). The average adult rectum is 8 to 10 inches long and can be stretched a bit without physical damage. - However, if you're going to take most pleasurable, on a Ray Fuller or Mike Spauld- 4) the coupling of two male bodies ing type (these are world famous is found by many homosexuals to be size notables), quite a bit of caut- the most pleasant aspect of anal ion and/or practice is advisable. intercourse, because while copu- People who participate frequently lating they may kiss each other may get a bit "loose", but rare!y caress each other or perform does serious difficulty or phys1- similarly intimate exercises which cal harm resultfromthispractice. may be absent from other homo- Most of the homosexuals inter- sexual acts. viewed in one study seemed to be To derive maximum pleasure in agreement that anal coitus is from anal intercourse, careful an important part of the homo- attention to detail, technique, and sexual's sex life and is pleasur- lubricant are essential. · able for several reasons: DR. FEELGOOD 1) The inserter finds the intense pressure and friction on his penis extremely exciting, 2) the passive partner may also experience orgasm due to manip­ulation of his prostate gland by the penis in his rectum, and 3) the passive partner finds the sensation of "being stuffed" I, as director of the NGPC wish to offer my sincere thanks to Mr. Don Gustavson for the beautiful job he has done in the NGPC report, preparing them and getting them ready for mailing. Thank you Don. C. Chris Wheeler - 213735, Director GOD-GAY-TROY PERRY nowledged as the author of all things--in all, through all, being the All. Troy admits a feeling of one-ness with God's creation from the very start of life. NGPC, Washington State Penitentiary P. 0. Box 520 Walla Walla, Wa. 99362 It is not without good reason that most of the gay press is giv­ing some attention to Rev. Troy Perry's autobiography, The Lord is My Shepherd and He Knows I'm Gay. The book is a landmark of sorts in this genre since it broadens the spectrum of pro­fessions to which homosexuals have addressed themselves. In many of the reviews which this writer has read, however, there seems to be considerable emphasis on his activities, doubt­less intended to render insight into motivations. This approach does, but only in an indirect way. For who is to explain God? Who is to explain God? whole theology Thank You First DALLAS For Month A Making Success Our .4817 Bryan at Fitzhugh 823-0447 Noon 'til Midnight Admission - $3 with membership "AN EXPERIENCE IN SIGHT AND SOUND" NEW SHOW EACH TUESDAY libraries exist to try, and just as God is as multi-faced as His creation, so also are there as many explanations. Troy's book presents another facet of God working through mankind. God is therefore the explanation of Troy Perry. There. It's out. And who doubted it? It is such a terse reason, yet it is as infinite as God. God is the whole point of the book, really, and such an underlying motivation should please even the most conservative fundamentalist. The title aptly expresses the focus and the origin. In the first paragraph of both the introduction and of chapter one, God is ack- The Lord Is . . . For Troy Perry, God is real. He exists. By virtue of that omnipresent ex­istence, God moves. Troy earnest­ly believes that "God can do a thing", and his belief in the pre­sent- ness of God connotes an in­escapable relevance to life. The Lord Is My . . . God is personal. God is interested not only in Troy Perry but in anyone who places faith in God. God works for people who love God, who keep God in focus. Troy often asserts that the times his life was most miserable were those when he did not have God at the focus. EROS BAKERY DO YOU NEED A "CAKE? ? ?" Specially designed for that "particular" person or occasion - XXXX Rated Cakes - Just for YOU ! 688-0088 (Ask for Willis only) '• ·I ', .Halloween in. Dallas Daahell, Best Pn,fessionol Con,I D•INlf, first 1--•, Bost Cos'-o Fr• Cook, Best Co,nody Halloween night, October 31st was a fun night in Dallas as well as very busy for the group at­tending the balls as well as the contestants participating in them. At 8 PM the DETOUR at 3113 Live Oak had a $3 cover with all drinks free for the price. At 12 midnight there was a cash drawing for $25 and later in the evening, or should we say morning another drawing for $15. Free pictures were taken and given to the cust­omers as they came by. Also at 8 PM there was a con­test at Ronsue's, 3236 McKinney with the following winners of the Bost Costu•o Sabra Garth My Shepherd . . . God is a personal guide. He cares. ~e looks after his flock who trust m God. He plans for them, disciplines diem. loves them. catagories. Most Beautiful - Little Joe, 1st Runner-up - Madam Fertilizer, Best Comedy Talent - Mr. David, runner-up - Fran Cook, BestSeri­ous Talent - Chelsey St. John, runner-up - Golda of the Supre­mes, Best Gown - Chelsea St. John, Most Original - Cindy Bird­song of the Supremes, Miss Ron­sue's - Chelsea St. John. At 9 PM the Encore held the contest where Sabra Garth was winner of the Miss Encore title with the runner-up being Sally Marie. That is all we know of this contest but perhaps more will be submitted later. Miss Dallas J•io And He Knows . . . . When one accepts the foreknowledge andpre­sent- ness of God as Troy Perry has, then one must eventually ac­cept certain beliefs flowing from The Candy Store also held its final show as it closed Halloween night with Mr. Lannette being the winner. At 10:30 at the Villa Fontana, 1315 Skiles the Most Beautiful went to Mr. Lisa, runner-up, Bob­by Smith, Original - Dickie with the runner-up being Herman. The show was MC'd by Madame Fert­erlizer. Also at 10:30 the Bayou Landing at 2609 North Pearl held one of the larger contests with the Best Gown going to Recardo, runner­up, Sherry Powers, Miss Bayou Landing went to Big David, 1st runner-up, Sherrie Powers, 2nd runner-up, Mr. Jodie, Best Corneil)' - Ronsue, runner-up, Big David, Best Serious - Randy St. James, runner-up, Sherry Powers, Best Amateur - Bill Timon, Best Original - Ahlfass, Most Beauti­ful - Jody, runner-upwenttoMike. At 12 midnight the Entre' Nuit held their contest MC'd by Madam Ferterlizer with the Most Beauti ­ful going to Roy Pena, runner-up - Sindy Birdsong, Best Original - Herman, runner-up Chee Chee. At 12:30 TJ's had free cham­pagne and drawings. The coverage here of the Dallas scene is incomplete and we hope that next year with more corporat­ion from the individual bars we can better cover the happenings. Big DoYicl, First Runn ... up Best Comedy these. Chief of them. is that God see who we are, and what we are, and loves us in spite of it --or because of it. Jesus exemp­lified this. " Come unto me All ye who labor and are heavy-laden" attaches no strings, makes no ex­clusions. One of the messages of MCC is that God knows and still cares. Page II • > MR. SAL E, ~ARIE Man of a Thousand Disqulses • Car ol Bur nett; Li ly Tomlin of Review Male wedding figure files suit WHARTON - A former Browns­ville football player who was mar- ....--:-ied to another man in a pre­cedent setting ceremony some we­eks ago filed suit trying to force the Wharton county clerk to re­gister the marriage license. . Antonio Molina, a Brownsvtlle native who now lives in Houston, asked the civil court judge to force County Clerk Delfin Marek to ac­cept the license which one of Delfin's assistants issued to Mo­lina and William "Billie" Ert October 4. Mrs. Molina is a female im­personator from Toronto, Canada, and has appeared in Houston, Dal­las and San Antonio and known as 'Vici Carr'. For the wedding he wore a white minidress, a blond wig, false eyebrows and a woman's facial makeup when they applied for the license. The deputy clerk did not ask Ert his sex and listed him on the license as ''Miss Billie Ert." "\ C'lrr", who now works in a :B.. City, La., nightclub, were ma. ied ina chapel ceremony in Houston October 5 in what they said was the first marriage or two persons of the same sex. Billie Ert tried to register the license the nest day, but Marek refused. Molina and his attorney t r ied to register it again and one of Marek's assistants refused, saying she had orders from Marek not to file it. SHOWTIME - suNDAY I J Zodiac loll 1972 winnen, (I tor) Miu Dalla,, Jbie; Di1heU, Be.t Ptofeu ianol; Novo, Miu Grand Boll, Be1♦ ~ress, and 2nd Runner-up Be.t Profeu ional; Fron Coolc, Best Comedy; Sabra Garth, But costume; and Corol Dunbar, h t runn er-up to Best Co stume. Zodiac Ball P hotos by The Warehouse Studio 1otSD:i1)NE s1>At 9 f/111 "THE ••• FOUR" ~@W~ r ~ j[Q)~~~~ A oo~oo \ \ l MCC Tries Houston Again Rev. Richard Vincent, pastor of MetroJ)Olitan Community Church i;s D:Nr~~:;~ci~c~;r:~i~s sC::r~f~; at The Montrose Gaze Community Center at 5 p.m. on either Sunday November 4th or Saturday, Novem­ber 11th, 1972. The Montrose Gaze Community Center, located at 504 Fairv.iew, phone 528-9069 - was officially opened to the public on Saturday, October 28. Rev. Vincent was in Houston, Thursday October 5th, lo officiate at the wedding ceremony of two gay men held in the Harmony Wedding Chapel on the Gulf FreP- 612 HADLEY HOUSTON ...................... .•.·~ 1 • •••••••••••• •► :•··········· ►••••••••••••••••• •••• •••• ·•·••·•·· ·♦· ·•· ··♦· ·• • • • ♦ •• • • • ♦ • • • • • • • • ♦ ♦ ♦ I •• ♦ ♦ • • • ♦ • • ♦ ♦ ♦ • , ♦ ♦ • • ♦ • • ♦ ♦ • •• • # • ♦ . ( •• way, and given wide publicitl by Houston radio and TV stations. Rev. Vincent and Mr. Pass at­tended the General Conference of the Universal Fellowship of MCC in Los Angeles over the Labor Day Weekend. Rev. Vincent was ordained during that General Con­ference. Five members of the Montrost' Gaze met with Rev. Vincent and discussed arrangement<. for a Houston mission of the MCC. Rev. 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THIRD ANNIVERSARY DECEMBER 3 A truly beautiful piece of jewelry · you will be proud to wear - - or give as a gift. GRAND SHOW AND PARTY Back can be engraved. Packaged on a decorative card wrapped in celephane. - - - - - - - - Complete ... $25. Mail check or M.O. to: Jack Patterson, Enterprises P. 0. Box 2542 Dallas, Texas 75221 Also available at Bayou Landingin Dallas. 1936 GAY MARRIAGE PRIZES A Quiet but Observing Old-Timer RE p ORTE D LETTER TO THE EDITOR Historians make great use of At the time the invitations were newspapers when compiling the issued to the reception, all were Gays Against the War record of any event or movement. told that drags would be welcome, P. O. Box 53221 Therefore, the headline "First but they must be completely con- Houston, Texas 77052 Texas Gay Marriage" should not be vincing and that lesbians in men's Phone 523-1928 allowed to go uncorrected, else it clothing must look like real men. There are approximately 900, be accepted as correct. These instructions were followed. 500 gay people in Texas, Okla- In June, 1936, two men from The married couple and the man homa and Louisiana. Most of our Houston took out a marriage Ii- who acted as matron of honor brothers and sisters remain in cense in a neighboring county. celebrated a silver wedding an- their closets, lonely and afraid. One of them was in drag. Birth niversary party in a Houston rest- We say, "Come on out!" Times certificates and health certificates aurant. The lesbian who had been are changing. Exciting things are were not then widely required. The best man had dies. Since that an- happening every day. We arefight-next day, they were married in niversary, one of the couple has I ing for our rights in the streets another county. One of the wit- died. and in the courts: and progress is nesses was a man in drag and the This couple owned a home in a being made. other was a lesbian in man's better residential section off;lous- We in the Southwest have begun attair. This marriage was duly re- ton. They had their marriage affirming our gay pride and ad-corded in the county clerk's office license on the wall of their bed- vancing our struggle for liberat-or the county in which the license room, though the bride was never • ion. Last June several hundred had been issued. known to appear in drag after the proudly marched in Dallas for the Following the wedding, the wed- wedding. annual Gay Pride celebration. ding party returned to Houston This is submitted from personal Many participated with the gay where a reception was held in a knowledge. There were rumours, contingent of the anti-war march rented hall; complete with a band even long before 1936, of actual in downtown Houston in November and dancing, and a lavish catered weddings between two men taking of 1971. These were historic steps buffet. place in Houston and in Dallas, for the gay movement. The clerk issuing the license, so it is quite possible that there Again this year we are plaM-the person actually performing the can never be any certain know- ing :>articipation in anti-war act-wedding and the catering service ledge of the real "First Gay Mar- ivities due to our awareness that employees were all unaware of the riage in Texas." the government responsible for bride being a man, or that the the oppression of gays is the same matron of honor was a man and the government that is carrying out a best man a woman. sexist-racist war in southeast ------------------------c.l Asia. We believe that all persons The five members of the Mont- must live in peace. We seek a rose Gaze invited Rev. Vincent to rational society that will commit lead a worship service at the Cen- Tune in, ·better yet, call in or itself to ending such problems ter and promised to give the event come by Pacifica and be on the as racism, sexism and war. as much publicity as possible. show! Their studio is on Prairie How is the concept of sexism At the Montrose Gaze general Street next door to the Alley The- (discrimination and oppression of membership meeting October 11, ater. gays stemming primarily from the use of the center building for male chauvinism) linked to the worship services once a month for war? War is a male chauvinists" the MCC was approved. "macho" game, a parallel of gay oppression. It reinforces the mas- Gay Radio in1 Houston by Wade Frey ,I> ,I> ,I> WW N 1.11 W N O O -.J culine image of hetero males and forces them into playing roles where the end results is the death of millions of people. Here are some statistics of the war since the Nixon administrat­ion took office: 4.6 million Indo­chinese civilians killed, wounded or made homeless; 1.5 million soldiers on all sides killed or wounded (including 21,000 Ameri­can soldiers killed and 40,000 wounded); 40,000South Vietnamese executed without trial under the Phoenix Program; Four million tons of bombs dropped (2 tons every sixty seconds); 59 billion dollars expended-all in the lastfour years. As homosexuals, this is especially repugnant to us; and to millions of others as well. Why should people participate in the anti-war movement at this time, when talk of a ceaS"e-fire is so much in the news? We be­lieve the current peace rumors are just an election play. That Mr. Nixon would engage in "delicate ngotiations", and a reduction of bombing at this time was predict­able from the time of his election four years ago. If there is any substance to the peace rumors it is because of continuing military setbacks. Due to the impossible militaryandpol­i~ cal situation now facing the South V1etman government, Mr. Nixon may be forced to settle before the final military debacle. We hope that a meaningful set­tlement is negotiated in the near future. If Nixon is re-elected with­out a settlement being made he could easily escalate the conflict. ,_. CXl -.Jl.11,l:.N ..... < 0 M ::r: t, ~ C/l Cl 'tl 0 ::0 r+ .., 0 • Cl) Cl) ..... Cl) "' >I O p. < Cl) >I n "' • Cl) Cl) ;:l >I I» r+ l::d I» ;:l '< >I On alternating Sunday<s at 5:30 p.m. there will be a homosexual radio program on Pacifica Radio, KPFT-FM, 90.1, called "Come Out Together Through the Hole In The Closet Door." This show will be a survival program, deal­ing with homosexual rights. It will feature interviews, panel discuss ­ions, and music. ,.....,1»ono ~Oo,~~g' ~ ~ :J. g- ~ s i On alternating Wednesdays at .... p.::lo,l»Cl>< 12:or 12:30 p.m., KPFT-FM feat­ures a talk show dealing with gay issues. 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(Munitions industries have recently re-hired personnel and bought more bomb-making machinery out of mothballs.) In­formation indicates that Honeywell has outstanding orders for thous­ands of war weapons to be de­livered after the election. We feel it is essential at this crucial time to continue our pres­sure on Mr. Nixon by participat­ing in marches and demon­strations; demonstrating at local CREEP (Committee to Re-elect the President) Headquarters and organizing gay people's con­tingents for anti-war marches. We gays Jlave an interestinend­ing the war. Our participation af­firms our QPPOSition to sexism racism and wars, while repre~ senting a show of strength of the gay movement as well. Gay brothers and sisters op­posed to the war and others who support our goals of total sex~! liberation and full equality for all people are urged to participate with us in the upcoming activities. It is becoming <'.'.)parent that .the end of the war, as well as solutions to our fundamental problems at Houston ... <!:tome, will be achieve<! only througn the independent struggles of organ­ized protestors. Saturday, November 4, at 11:30 a.m.: Peaceful demonstration at 'focal CREEP Headquarters, 2600 S. W. Freeway at Kirby. Spon­sored by the OCTOBER COAL­ITION, composed of various Hous­ton organizations and individuals. Saturday, November 18, at 2:p.m.: Anti-war march begining at 2p.m. at City Hall. We will march down Main Street to Moody Park for a rally. Sponsored by the HOUSTON PEACE ACTION COALITION. · R. Y. (713) 524-5612 Houston, Texas 77006 Oiieof the highest compliments that can be paid an entertainer, is to be copied. Mr. Jennifer George, blonde and beautiful is a close look-alike for Mr. Tiffany Jones. This young 1:1an' s talent is hard to beat. His fresh young approach to old stand­ards will keep you applauding and clamoring for more. Enjoy you Jenny - you're beautiful. Being away from stage for quite KITTY'S BOX }~'~\~r~l~/;:,sb~=~i!!~-J~~~! · back and entertain. Friday was the Ma Bell, what canlsay. Miss Lily Tomlin should be one of your ardent admirers. I am. Ernestine is comfortable being Ernestine or "trucking" to "Tho­roughly Modern Millie" - What most of you don't know is Ma Bell flipped her wig on the 4th of July (this year) and won 2nd runner­up at the Farmouse 3S "Margo­Long Cool Woman (in a black dr_ess) From comedy to beauty - this young man is definitely one in a million. Be sure and catch these three newcomers every chance you get believe me you won't be disappolnt~ KITTY KEY first $100 winner of the Red Room This month we'd like to intro­duc" you to some very talented newcomers. Guest spotting around town are three very talented and beautiful entertainers who are all 1st place winners over the past year of the Talent Contest which is held every Tuesday night at the Red Room. ed. Fantastic!!!! Gotta run! Mr. Jennifer George - Mr. Fri­day Foster and Houston's own u. °RPll herself - Ernestine. Contest - a title he shared with another new talent Mr. Foster's talent for come-on sex that act­ually doesn't slap you down on first impression is exceeded only by his ~uty. Mr. Friday Foster watched some known entertainers before donning a wig and has put what he has observed into one. This makes him an entertainer to be watched for new things and enjoyed for himself. Happy you're making the scene again, Friday-. --------- 3401 Milam at Francis -entrance on Franci~ Membership $2. per year Visits- Tuesday - Wednesday & Thursday - $3.00 Friday Saturday & Sunday Visits $5.00 OPEN 24 hrs. CLOSED MONDAY 523-8840 7 THE NUNTIUS PUBLISHED MONTHLY HOUSTON, TEXAS Editor - Phil Frank Editor - Phil Jansen Assistant Editor - Paul d' Arey Advertising - Tim James Production - Marion Snoots 4615 MT. 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Tl Clll11T A FElONY I GAY LIBERATION Page 18 EASTMANCOLOR • GIGANTIC SCREENOVISION THE 4th DIMENSION C . ~ ''Pass it on" Party * JAN RUSSELL * EDIE LOY * EARTHA ~ i••s;;~S NIGHTLY 10 P.AI. I Live 8(Jnd $(Jfutd(ly Night Dancing - Cr11isin1 - Drink1n1 NO COVER CHARGE l ~-\j \ ---•·----- I I ' - ----.•._ ,I \7 L,_ .34 00 TRA_ VI_S, . ~ 528-9772 1 -· __CLO_ SED MONDAYS ------"f~ Page 19 RONNIE SIOUX 6 Ilia Flllllu7 ..._,., GAY MURDER IN HOUSTON Homicide detectives were look­ing for clues Tuesday in the stab­bing death of Michael Afred Saw­yer, age 30. Sawyer's body was found in the bathroom of his apartment at 2217 Elmen, #6. The apartment is in the Montrose area of Houston. Police said Sawyer was killed about 5 a.m. His left foot and wrist were bound together· with electrical cord. An electric iorn and towel rack ha<I been used to beat him in the face and around the head. Witnesses told officers they heard a scuffle in the apartment and saw a man run from the scene. The homicide department con­firmed just before press time that they were holding a man named David but did not know at this time what his connection to the murder was. Zodiac Baff Photos ZODIAC BALL JUDGES Photo By Warehouse The phots of the Zodiac Ball were all taken by the Warelloue Studio, 4519 Gaston Aft., Dallu, Texas. Phone 821-907t. For those who wiah to order 8 x 10 black and white pllotos, the cost is $2.00 each and are avail­able thl'Olllh the studioattheabove add"II in Dallas or the Nuntius office in Houston. For those who would like all the photos taken of the Ball, the Wan­house is offering their Contact Essey for $15.95, over 175 plloto­graphs. Also available for $10.95 are 3 ft. by 4 ft. posters. This young man plays the records Boot's Cruise Room formedy Althea' ■ i■ now swinging nightly. Good show Boots! ii was a beautiful Friday even­ing and the re-opening of Althea's was in the works. The bar had been closed for a few days for the remodeling, most of the work being done to the downstairs dance bar with the addition of a new sou~d system and disk jockey. Ne_w faces abound in the crowd and m the service, it was almost~ totally new crew. Some very beautiful new faces have been added to the staff. Boots (for which the new club has b~en named), is one of Houston's long time and well known members of the Gay community. There are some who remember Boots from the days of the birth of the Exile. Boots is ever popular with the young generation and with all of us who can remember when! His operation at 2425 West Alabama is open seven days a week with three stories offun. Dancing, gameroom, patio, and piano bar with Ken Har­vey on the piano nightly. 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On stage again and claiming both· trophys and prize money for their talent and efforts the winner ofthe best costume catagory was Crystal Hyak, followed by the winner of Best Comedy catagory, and looking every bit the pa Ft, was a young man known simply and comically as Nurse Butler. The high light of Halloween night was now at hand, the Crowning of Mr. and Miss Hi Kamp 1973. The winners were Steve Dugas, Mr. Hi Kamp, and Sophie Salavada, Miss Hi Kamp. Trophys and prize money were aw­arded and two very beautiful people, the new Mr. and Miss Hi Kamp left the stage to thunderous applause and the adulation of the capacity crowd. Congratuiations to the winners and Ronnie Butler and his staff for making Halloween night at the Hi Kamp a very successful even­ing. The only regret on a night like this is that everyone couldn't win. The costumes, time, effort and energy spent is what makes a cost­ume ball a glowing success and Halloween night was every bit a success at 3400 Travis. 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