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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1973
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  • Frank, Phil
Date June 1973
Language English
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 28912012
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).; Pages 8 and 13 of this newspaper issue are numbered incorrectly.
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Transcript tJie <fJVUNcr1us <> VOLUME 4 N:.;0""'-'6'-----------~F..::O:.::U~R~Y~E~A~R~S~-~O~F~S~ER~VI~C::=E:....T~O~TH~E:_cG~A~Y~C~O~MM:':'_:U~N~IT~Y~------------.:!.J~U~N~E _!1:i._97!:_3~--- GAYS BOYCOTT HOUSTON CHRONICLE On or about May 1, 1973 Chuck Berger and Billy Walker went down to the special features division of the Houston Chronicle and applied for an ad. The copy read: "Montrose Gaze Community Cen­ter serving the gay community 504 Fairview, 528-9069 - open tpmldaily" Miss Vera Coffin, head of special features division took a personal check for payment of the ad and stated "it (the ad) will be in this coming Sundays edition of Zest, in the Houston Chronicle." The ad did not appear the fol­lowing Sunday, nor the following Sunday hOr the following Sunday. After three weeks of inquiry as to why the ad was not appearing _Mr. Walker tried of the reply the Chronicle was giving; i.e., "the ad was Jost in composing", and we misplaced it and it will be in next Sundays edition," Mr. Walker asked to speak to higher authority and was told ultimately (after three weeks of being put off by the Chronicle management) that the ad would not be put in the paper. The chronicle management refused to give a reason for not printing the copy. Mr. Walker called the president of the Chronicle, Mr. D. Johnson and explained the previous thre~ weeks of business dealings with the Chronicle. The president of the Chronicle then recommended that Mr. Walker take his issue to the Chronicle's advertising director Mr. Jack Johnson. Mr. Walker talked to Jack John­son who said, "I have never seen the ad or its contents, but I leave the final decision to my depart­ment heads (Vera Coffin - special features) and the decision has been made to refuse to print the ad." Mr. Walker at this time informed Mr. Johnson that the Houston Gay Political Coalition was beginning a boycot of the Chronicle and was --·-- ------------- Gay Pride Parade (Join the Ranks of Hundreds of Straights and Gays Marching in Dallas' Second Annual GAY PRIDE PARADE!) The Gay Event of the Year will take place the last Friday and Saturday of this month, then spill over into the first Sunday of July. Hords of people, both straight and gay, will be coming from all over the Southwest to participate in the many gay-full events planned for that weekend - a national holiday, celebrated all over America and parts of Europe. Those from out of the city will be housed by members of Dallas' Metropolitan Community Church, the Circle of Friends and The Daughters of Bilitis. Anyone need­ing ·a place to stay should call 824-0770 upon arrival. BIG BANG FRIDAY NIGHT - - Things will get off to a big bang Friday night as several of the local gay bars are planning special entertainment to honor those marching for Gay Civil Rights. The gay bars have been especially cooperative this year in allowing posters advertising the parade to be displayed in their establishments and permitting fly­ers to be distributed to their patrons. Those new to Big D will want to patronize more than a few of Dallas' famous gay bars, both large and small. GAY PRIDE PARADE SATURDAY MORNING - - - It is hoped our guests won't !)ave such a grand time that they stay out too late Friday night, as next morning at 10:00, straights alongside gays will start assembl­ing at Main and Market, ready to step off at 11:00 on the dot. step off at 11 :00 on th.e dot. This year's parade is expected to be considerably larger, after last year's success, and the parade route is twice as Jong. There will be floats, decorated cars, stream­ers, banners, confetti, colorful baloons and hundreds of people carrying signs to show the world that we ARE human and should be able to exercise the same civil rights and enjoy the very same freedoms as all other citizens. You, as an individual or as part of a group, are invited to march shoulder to shoulder with your gay brothers and sisters. Organ­izations marching beside you will be the Circle of Friends, the Dallas Metropolitan Community Church, Agape Metropolitan Com­munity Church of Ft. Worth, the Dallas Chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis, AURA of Ft. Worth, the Gay'~ -L..i...b e..r. ..a...~ tio n Front of the Univ- '# encouraging all gay subscribers and gay businesses to cancel their respective contracts witt. the Chronicle. "That, if the Chronicle could not accept money and print an ad for the gay organizations, then it shouldn't expect to make money from gay business owners and gay subscribers." Mr. Walker, after talking to the advertising director of the Chron­icle, called the mayor, radio stat­ions and TV networks and both major newspapers and related the business transaction with the paper and informed the media that there was a boycott in effect. Mr. Walker then contacted the special feature department of the Houston Post and proceeded to place the same ad in that news­paper - - the ad was accepted and much praise goes to that paper for for not continuing the oppressive position that the Hous­ton Chronicle has taken against the Homosexual Community. ersity of Texas, the Metropolitan Community Church of Oklahoma City, the Gay Community Alliance of the University of Oklahoma, the Montrose Gaze of 'Houston, The Texas Gay Coalition, Dignity, the Gay Liberation Front of Houston, NUNTIUS / OUR COMMUNITY of Houston/Dallas, the Gay Women's Liberation of Kansas, the Family of Abilene, the Family of Kileen and Integrity from Houston. Groups of students from El Centro, SMU, Eastfield as individuals are also planning to march. Last year, some members of the Dallas City Council tried to stop the GAY PRIDE PARADE. Their efforts were in vain. Indeed the publicity received, from the fuss they kicked UP, aided us. There were no arrests, violence or har­assment last year and Dallas police were helpful and cooperative. As a matter-of-fact, they seemed to enjoy the parade. As last year, the Dallas Chapter of the American Civil Liberties­Union has volunteered to help the gay community be serving as im­partial observers along the parade route. There are those who feel they can not "come out" because of jobs, family and for personal rea­sons. This is understandable. But EVERYONE can help! Money is needed, and volunteers are asked to help decorate cars and floats and make banners. Never again will we merely wring our hands and cry, "Ain't it ashame. Why doesn't somebody DO something?" PICNIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Immediately following the pa­rade, there will be a picnic at Flag Pole HiII overlooking White Rock Lake. Everyone is invited, but please bring food and drink for yourself and for a friend. Transportation will be provided for those needing it. After the picnic everyone will have time to dash home and rest a bit before attending the TEDDY BEAR'S FOLLIES, the premiere performance of the Thespian Play­ers of the Metropolitan Community Church. This gay romp, in the style of a turn-of-the-century vaudeville comedy, will be presented on the beautiful stage of the Encore starting at 10:00pm. ' MORE ON SUNDAY - - - - - Again as last year the follow­ing day will be cram'ed with act­ivity. In the morni,ng and early evening, there will be a swim and picnic at Dallas' famous Queen's Point at Lake Dallas. Afterwards all are invited to the Metropolita~ Community Church's monthly Co­vered Dish Party starting at 5:30 pm. The church is located at 3834 Ross Avenue. Here one can eat all s(he) wants for only $1.50 - - and with the price of food nowdays, this is surely Dallas' best bargain. Well, you know very well what damn good cooks we gay people are! PEACEFUL END To end the fun-filled weekend why not plan to stay for evening service at MCC? With gay love, warmth and peace, the joyous frantic activities will come to a~ end. Don't miss any of it. Steve Jansson GAY PRIDE WEEK Rey· Ramirez Montrose Gaze is kicking off Gay Pride Week June 24-30 with open house Sunday June 24. Among many events planned will be an appearance by State Represent­ative Ron Waters, guest speaker of the. day. Folk singer Don Sand­ers will perform and there will be a display of arts and crafts by Gay artists. There will be food and refreshments, a drawing a high heel race and free pool ' sor a VD booth for information and tests. Montrose Gaze is also sponsoring a float in the Dallas parade. We expect heavy support from the Gay Community here in Houston. No admission and everyone is welcome. OUR COMVIUNITY NOThiNG hUMAN is AlieN TO us gay pride week act1v1nes June 24 - BA YOU LANDING Frc-" Draft Beer Free Buffet 7:30 P.M. 1000 EMBOSSED BUSINESS CARDS $8.95 ~ ~h~w ~t _9 ~-~- ___ _ Don't give him anything but LOVE-- 4615 Mt. Vernon 524-5612 • June. 25th - BA YOU LANDING Mr. Houston Contest 9:00 p.m. No Entry Fee No Age Limit June 25th - GLASS STEIN All drinks 2 for 1 - Beer 25C June 24th - MONTROSE GAZE Open House Ron Waters Don Sanders Artist mini-mart V.D. Clinic - INTEGRITY ICE CREAM Soda 1 PM to 5 PM 21th Jun~ -- RED RoOM - - - - - - Mr. Gay Pride Contest 9:00 p.m. June 27th - HOUSTON GAY POLITICAL COALITION - Rap session with INTEGRITY and the MONTROSE GAZE at 504 Fair­view 7 pm to 9 pm - Topic: "Gay Oppression - myth or fact violence or politics June 28th - The DETOUR Gay Pride Week Beer Bust 2 to 6 p.m. -- Beer 5C June 29th - HOUSTON GAY YOUTH GROUP Gay Youth Dance - Saturday at 504 Fairview 8pm till 2am. The Health Department is going out of their way to help the Gay Community and there is no dis­crimination whatsoever toward Gays. Tests for VO do not take much time and do not cause a great deal of discomfort. In most instances, VD is easily cured. However, "do it yourself" cures or drugstore remedies do not work. Syphilis and gonorrhea can be completely cured if treated early by a doctor. People who think they have been exposed to VD or have question­able symptoms should discuss it with their personal physician or v1s1t their local health department. The City of Houston Department of Public Health operates three VD clinics where anyone, regardless of age, can receive free treatment. They are located at: 1115 N. MacGregor - Clrnic hours Mon. thru Fri. 8:00 AM • 4:00 PM 5602 Lyons Avenue-Clime hours Mon. thru Fri. 8:00 AM• 4 :00 PM 8111 Lawn (Acres Homes) - Clinic hours Mon .• Wed., Fn. 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Tues., Thurs. 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM For information call 222•4275 or dial 529-5353 for a recorded message. There is nothing you could tell them that would freak them out. Parents of minors are not con­tacted. Treatment is free. GAYS NO LONGER CONTENT to be Butt of TV Jokes Gay citizens, both individuals and activist groups, are letting the TV networks know that it's no long­er safe to tell "Bruce" jokes and protray homosexuals as the "lisp and limp wrist" stereotyp­ed image. Nor or we sick. After an episode of "Marcus Welby, WANT TO DO SOMETHING QUALITY PRINTING M.D.," presented homosexuality as an illness that required med­ical treatment, the Gay Activist Alliance let the studio know that we will no longer tolerate that shit by occupying a section of the abc building in New York City. CBS Vice President Thomas Sw­afford has had some productive meetings with the Gay Activist Alliance who have informed him of ' some of the stigmas attached to homosexuality and what is offen­sive to gays. Mr. Swafford re­ports, " I think they have a point. I think in a lot of areas like that we've tended to be unthinking." For years, ehtnic groups have been fighting for favorable pro­trayals and more representation. Women complained that too often their roles were confined. At the present time, homosexuals are probably the most vocal in their complaints to the networks. De­mands for blacks and other groups have abated as they are being brought into the mainstream of TV life and more and more ethnic stars are featured. How did this come about? By effort. Let none of us sit back and expect "a few active ones" to do o~i: work for us. Everytime gay citizens are protrayed unfavor­ably, each of us must pick up the phone and call the local stat­ion. We don't have to be "nasty" - -just let them know there are millions of us. TO BETTERYOUR LIFE AND HELP YOUR GAY BROTHERS AND SISTERS AT THE SAME TIME? DO SOMETHING! DON'T JUST COMPLAIN ABOUT DISCRIMINATION. JOIN THE SUSPECT ARRESTED IN GAY BAR FIRE Page 2 Circle of Friends TEXAS' OLDEST HOMOPHILE ORGANIZATION AND SPONSORS OF DALLAS' ANNUAL GAY PRIDE PARADE ALL MEN & WOMEN (OVER 18) WELCOME. TO MEET NEW FRIENDS0 AND ENJOY GAY ACTIVITY, MAIL THIS COUPON TODAY: I am interested in learning more about the CIRCLE OF FRIENDS and how I can expand my social life while helping others. Please send me a brochure. Enclosed is $1, 00 to help pay for postage, printing, and a small contribution to ·social justice. Name ________________ Age _ _ Address Ci ty_ _-_-_-_-_-_--_-_-_-_-_-S -ta-te_ --_-_-_-_ - Zip ______________ Phone ____ _ by Glen In the past three years arson hit four gay bars in Beaumont, Texas. The Golden Eye, The Other Place (which was burned in two different locations) and the latest was the Off Main in April this year. The Off Main suffered mostly smoke damage and was reopened the same week of the fire. An arson indictment resulting from an April 13 fire at Off Main Bar, 201 Liberty was true billed by Jefferson County Grand Jury. Named in the arson indictment in connection with this fire was Thomas Howard Gore, 20, of Port Neches, now in custody in Miami Florida. Mr. Gore has attempted to do female impersonations in Houston and Beaumont. The April 13 blaze broke out in a small room under a stairway to . apartments in the building in which the Off Main is situated according to police. Authorities investigating the fire reported that the club owner and witnesses at the scene told them 1!1at the fire may have been de­hberately set. Fire marshals said evidence at the scene pointed to used rags, paper and sticks to start the blaze. GAY ACTIVISTS CONFRONT HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL by Wade Frey THE HOUSTON GAY POLITICAL COALITION HAS BROUGHT GAY CONFRONTATION POLITICS TO HOUSTON, TEXAS. FOUR PEO­PLE, BILLY WALKER, CHUCK BERGER, BOB OSBORNE, AND RANDY THOMAS, CONSTITUTE THIS ACTIVIST GROUP, WHICH MEETS AT THE GAY COM­MUNITY CENTER BUILDING IN HOUSTON, TEXAS. THE COAL­ITION PLANS TO ACT ON IS­SUES WHICH AFFECT ALL GAY PEOPLE. The group formed in March, 1973. The Gay Coalition appeared be­fore the Houston City Council on two separate occasions May 23 and May 30, 1973 presenting the city fathers with several demands, one of which was to declare June 24 -- June 30 as Houston Gay Pride Week. Walker, Berger and Osborne each spoke before the council. Walker and Osborne ap­peared before City Council a sec­ond time on May 30. The Houston Cit Counc.il andMayorLouieWelch refused to act on the Gay Coal­ition's demands for an official Gay Pride Week in Houston; for an end to job discrimination in city hiring practices; for an end to police harassment of gay people; for a citizen panel to review char­ges of police harrassment; and for the city's Human Relations Council to recognize the gay minority in Houston and to include them in its activities. At the Gay Coalition's second appearance before City Council, Mayor Welch walked out of the Chamber Room, ostensibly to greet some visiting Japanese mayors who happened to be touring City Hall at the time. Walker remarked into the microphone that Mayor Welch ought at least to have the courtesy to listen to the Gay courtesy to listen to the Gay Political Coalition's demands. Walker then challenged in-dividual city councilmen to speak up on the gay issues he and Os­borne hadpresentedtothem. Coun­cilman Frank Mann responded by shouting, "You're abnormal. You need to see a psychiatrist instead of city council." Bob Osborne replied that he could recommend a doctor to cure Mann's homo­phobia. Osborne pointed out that approximately 300,000 homosexual men and women live in Houston and again asked City Council to act on the list of five demands CALENDAR OF EVENTS IN THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE AREA AND NEARBY June 23 - "Broadway Our Way" show at OFFMAIN in Beaumont. June 26 - "Mr. Gay Pride" at the Red Room in Houston July 4 - Contest at C'est La Guerre in Lafayette, La. July 7 - "Girls Will Be Girls" CORRECTION July 7 - "Girls Will be Boys" All Girls Show at "MOTHERS" in Lake Charles, La. presented by the Houston Gay presented by the Houston Gay Political Coalition. After the groups second city council visit, Walker was contact­ed by a US congressman from Houston, who complimented the group for taking a stand. Walker was interviewed by Linda Lovell of KPFT-FM (Pacifica) radio. Wire services carried Council­man Mann's remarks to Billy Walker. Houston's two newspapers and several radio and television stations carried reports of the City Council's reaction to the Houston Gay Political Coalition. Billy Walker has stated that he feels that the City Council ap­pearances by the gay group have helped awaken the Houston Gay Community. He also hopes that Gay Pride Week will promote unity among Houston gays and that it will encourage them to stand up and fight for their rights. In a related action, Walker con­tacted The Houston Chronicle about running a small advertisement concerning The Montrose Gaze Community Center, the place where the Houston Gay Coalition holds its meetings. The Mont4ose Gaze had voted to spend eighteen dollars to run a small advertisement for one issue of the Sunday Houston Chronicle. The newspaper accepted the group's money, but the ad failed to appear in the paper on the follow- . ing Sunday. Billy Walker called the paper to inquire why the ad had not been run. He was told it was an oversight by the paper and that the ad would be run the next Sunday. The next Sunday came, and still no ad appeared. Walker cal­led again and got the same re­sults. After the ad failed to appear !Qr the third Sunday in a row, Walker called and was.told that The Houston Chronicle's management had refused to run the advertise­ment for the gay community center. The paper gave Walker no reason for its refusal to run the ad. He was told, "Your copy and your check will be mailed to you and you can cram it up you." Walker promised the paper that some recourse of action will be taken against it. He suggests that Houston gays cancel their Chronicle subscriptions and their business advertisements in the Chronicle. WEEP O' WILLOW WEEP - - Open your protective arms about me Shed the nights dew upon the ground Polish your leaves for the bright new horizen Only . your branches withold the ebb tide of love Allow the breeze to carry love from your enter shadows The hallows of another cave the message of affection Weep O' Willow weep no more Love's jubulation reflects your sheen ., Wes "MR. BAYOU LANDING 73-7i' - Bill Kaylor Photo by Woody K ••• Publication ol the I\Ome or pbotog1oph of any P'l•JOn•.Ot: orgoni~Qtion in articles or od~••tis.i119 ·ill T)ie. NU.NJ,IUS is not lo be construed as any indication .of tl,e, JeJtuol orientation of such person or-001fcml1ol1en: - ·\ Di' -JOIN WITH YOUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRISTIAN LOVE. ·. ~1 · .. WORSHIP TOGETHER AT THE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH NEAREST TO YOU. MCC IS A CHURCH OPEN TO ALL PEOPLE . WITH A SPECIAL MINISTRY TO THE ' GAY COMMUNITY• GOO ~ LOVE YOU I 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 FT. WatTH: Agape Metropolitan Community Church P. 0, Box 260631 Ft. Worth1 Tx 76116 Sunday Services: 2800 Purington, Ft. Worth 7:30 PM Interim Pastor: Rev. David Carden For information regarding other areas, contact the nearest MCC office • Page 3 ,. MOTHER OF DALLAS .. The Emergence of a Gay Culture? ~ This month in Dallas? Never a vacation. And all that booze down dull moment! Everyone should live the drain. When they upped the Old such a fun filled existence!! Charter, Mother did numeri Hail Mother had a vacation! Most of Mary's, and flew to the Park Bench which she spent doing motherly in front of Villa and sulked. and cleaning woman chores; but_ At this time mother is barmaid­like all good mothers she got a res sing and cocktail waitressing at break and she will say this --- dif;erent gay establishments, The ,June has been different. Villa, The Entree Nuit of course Visited Oklahoma City for a and good old Ronsue's. Honey, it's couple of days and honey it was a hoot. a hoot! Those girls really roll out The Madam Fertilizer is out of the red carpet for a new girl or a hospital and doing well. It was , Mother of Dallas, in town. Mother touch and go for a while. but you was so gorgeous nobody r ecognized can' t keep an old pus s down! The her, but Miss Yancy ain't shy. many benefits done for he r we re She told everyone who the real tremendous, andl'm sure thatwhen Mother was! Wilma, Alice, Tessie, she gets herself in gea r , she'll Yancy, my big daughter Bob - try to thank everyone persona lly. Wally. Thanks for a lovely visit, The tur nout for the events at the and you know about our Dallas Encore, Bayou Landing and hospita lity - - it's flawless . Ronsue's were the greatest, and Mother was accompanied by the would bring tears to the most Lady of the Lake, and we didn't lecherous eyes. draw sabers (or sobers) one time New management at the Bon during the vis it. We visited the Soir. Miss Joe McCloud manage­friendly Greyhound Bus Stationand r ess. picked up a few souveniors - - a litt- Then if you're in the market for le pink pur se for Flame Fleming antiques! There's Mike's Things at and a butch lighter for Br enda 4515 Maple. Mike does not, and Starr. I repeat, DOES NOT, deal spec- The firs t night we were there ificly with OLD WORN ·OUT Gays need thei r own music. Neg ­roes working on river levees, breaking rocks in prison chain­gi: ngs, picking endless rows of cotton had their songs. Without these sc-.ngs could they have made it? Jews, sul:>ject to hate and abuse for centuries had their fo lk songs to help keep them united. The poor Irish and Sweedes labored in the hot Texas sun to build the state's first railroads, and their work songs helped them. Hobos, hopping freight trains during the depression had nothing, but their music. All oppressed people have had their own special music - - except one. Why not Gays? Many of the world's greates composers were gay. These men wrote from the deepest emotions of their hearts. Then they gave their music to a straight world that neither understood nor cared. But our music need not be a mighty symphony. Better it be a simple melody. A melody that can bring us together. Something that comes from one heart and touches another. Such a song has now been written, STONEWALL 1\ATlON. - · May it be only the first of a flood of songs proudly and openly ex­pressing gay love and concern. God bless Madeline Davis. She took one step for her brothers and sisters when she addressed the Democratic National Convent­ion last summer on behalf of the Gay Rights issue. Now she has taken yet another step by writing and singing the song that is r apidly becoming a gay liberation anthem. I don't want to see my brothers Kicked into the dust no more Their dr eams all turned to rush no more No more - no more. I don' t want to see my sisters Having to give in no more Their loving called a sin no more No more - no more. And the Stonewall Nation's Gonna have its liberation Wait and see, just wait and see You can take your tolerance and stick it We're gonna write our own ticket The Stonewall Nation, is gonna be F ree. Stonewall was the name of a tiny, insignificant bar the police raided that histor ic night in June, 1969. After years and years of police harassment, gay peopl~ finally could take no more. They barricaded the police in the bar - - and that was the gay shot heard rour,d the world. It touched off a riot involving hundreds. And that in turn gave birth to gay pride and the Gay Liberation Movement. The lyrics of STONEWALL NATION are beautiful. The simple melody is a lmost haunting, and easily singable. This 45 rpm can be purchased from Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier, Box 975; El­licott Station, Buffalo, NY, 14205. STONEWALL NATION is not a commercial venture. All proceeds "from the sale of this record will help fund the new Gay Community Center in Buffalo. Thank you Madeline Davis. You've done so much for us. Now let us do something for you. We can buy this record. It costs only $1.25. We will always be proud we were in on this historic first. Come on brothers, march along We're a ll gonna sing our song We' re all gonna sing our song We're all gonna s ing our song Right now - r ight now. Sisters take me by the hand We're gonna build our promised land Right now - right now. And the Stonewall Nation's Gonna have its liberation Wait and see - just wait and see You can take your tolerance and shove it We're gonna be ourselves and love it The Stonewall Nation is gonna be free! we couldn't locate a living soul, THINGS! c but fina lly found Miss Tinesly in Donnie Mae, will you get your LUB HOUSTON the Downtown Den called the Mir- - whatever together? Reserve me a--, ror - - There we imbibed a few table next week please? 1 • citr us, ta lked to good old Wally. Then there's Big David - - Honey Club Houston 1s the newest mem- Afte r a few hours we grew weary I've got a new batch of paper ber of the Club Chain. The New and stopped for a real Weinie at for my little red book, so you can Bath_ is located at 2205 Fannin, the Bus Station. Next day, Ward move again! and 1s open 24 hours, seven days was out; Mother was in town, (we Monica, I miss you - - have a week. . mean word was out). A very large a citrus for me. Samantha, good to . Club Houston feature~ a gigan-pa rty was in the making for Mother have you in from the ranch on tic 8_ foot . square whirlpool; a at Tessie'sandYancy's.Soanother Mother's Day. Miss Millison, I'll beautifully_ tiled steamroom; a see Weinie to hold lier over at the be expecting somethingfromyouin thru plen-_glass s~ower_ (you've Mirror . Wouldn't it have been a the mail, while you're doing your got to s1:e it to bel~eve it); a sun hoot if they were having a weinie thing away from home. We'll shell deck-patio; an exercise eqmpment roast? But no, a lovely dinner, and peas next trip. room; a canteen area_; a color TV I've never seen so much food! Missed the MCC Dedication, but lounge; ~nd both private rooms Gladys you're a lovely lady? heard good things. They had a pack- and dormitory. , We motored back to Big Wienie- ed houre and great reviews from ~lub Houston s members ~re (I mean Big D), on a Sunday, and Rev. Troy Perry. taking adv!1ntage of sever!11 dis-of course checked in at the Detour, Well -- in closing - We hope counts being offered. Discount then the Bayou Landing. There's to rebuild the Detour -- course cards can be_ p_urc_hased for $20. where it hit the fan. Yep, the that takes time. (good fo_r 8 visits), the youth rate sabers were drawn The Lady of Minnie if you should happen to ($2.00) is honored on ~ond . ' .' . Thursday; the Businesasym tehnr'us the Lake withdrew, a very too~y read this -- Zula May 'Yas rn special is from 10AM to 2PM, Mother and J. Carroll found th_e1r town last week fr~1{1 Baltimore. Monday thru Friday; and members way - very slowly through Lilly Your_ na~e ~ame up: . earn free passes by introducing Lawed s treets to safety. This 1s it !or ~is_ mon~, and new members. Another savings is _Oh, poor hung over mother -- pleas~ no ad-hbsth1s1ssue . Moth- the free bar-b- que every Sunday Big Mable the bearer o_f bad ne~s. er tries to keep peace, not start from 4PM to 8PM. " Mother, your bar 1s burning" wars! · and Mary it did! So an extended Mother of Dallas Page 4 The Club is fast becoming a place where friends meet to relax and enjoy themselves. If you haven't been to the Club, you don~t know what you're missing. For more information, call them -- they're listed under Baths in the Yellow Pages. 229-0156. The Central Office for the Club Bath Chain will be located in Miami and will be publicized for any complaints that may ever want to be made. All advertising and promotional efforts will be put into effect through this new office. Plans are already being made to issue new plastic membership cards that will be honored without hassel at any of the 23 locations throughout the country. HETEROSEXUAL DAUGHTERS OF BILITIS Dall as Chapter The Natio!'' s Oldest LHbian Organization Cons ciousne ss Raising - Educationa l Projects - BY AND FOR WOMEN JOIN US - Firs t and Third Fridays Each Month Be a part of the Scene -- Cal I (214) 824-0770 or BOX 59« ,,,- DALLAS, TEX 75222 ART THAT Ll\'ESI This h what proud owntn and admir?rs of Ray Houiton°1 art u.e u the most acam.te way of dr.mbinc this rNlly ndtmg art, and rightly so. Thf' &PNt uamplN of muculinlty to be found fn phy­sique art today. Our aim b to ptta"l'lt ,.,ith tutf' and dignity tM male body at ill most exciting and ~I. Art to be displnyed u what it is, ART, not the usual "plastic~ tY(I(' of Cl'rtoons of~ by 10 many and ct.lled ;:~~~ue r~-~.i~~ =~}~~l~~~:-ri:~rt~k B~~i"7ts ~::u~~ ~i::s:~ use a plain piece ol p,!pt'r, iu: W>ng as your signature b on it. Cwtom 111rt frorn your favorite photo, price on requen. Wh•t oou.ld be more J)('rtOnll than an original oil painting of that special SOmt'One, painted by Mr. Houston. ~ l[HSt••• RT 3 BOX 399 • BRENHAM, TEXAS 77833 MT UGMAT\laa Sl:LO• Cl:llTlrllU TMAT I ..... OVIUI II TS•aa OJ' AC.t, , (•-AT111llt!..!!f!ACCO-A"1'TO!,llc;Mlm:a•J ------ ...,_, _____ O>r-_______ w~ __ z,., __ OUTRAGES ALL OVER In Washington, D.C. It's John Dean III, Jeb Magruder, James McCord, John Calfield, Bernard L. Barker and John Mitchell. All of them involved in a scandal of monumental proportions bringing serious embarrassment to the President of the United States him­self. A senate committee is now formally investigating the whole sordid mess with the 'intention of bringing some of the erstwhile most important men in the US Government to trial on criminal charges. The long range effects of this remarkable episode in ameri­can political hitory are yet to be fully appreciated and the damage done may be irreparable to Ameri­can society. And the congress, the US Judiciary and municipal municipal governments are not in­nocent of corruption either: to date former Senator Daniel Brewster, D. Maryland, has been sent to prison for taking bribes; Federal Judge and Former Governor Otto Kerner of Illinois has been sent­enced on a series of charges; and Hon. Hugh Addonizio, former Mayor of Neward, J .J. is serving a ten-year prison term for a mil­lion dollar extortion caper. Daily the news media presents the American public with moi:e and similar revelations about our elected and appointed government officials. And they all have one basic thing in common: They are all publically admitted, practising, socially prominent heterosexuals. In England today another scandal involving high government minist­ers is being _pu\_>lically spread for ·the titilation of the world. Lord Lambton, until very recently the Air Force Minister, has been caught out consorting with a group of prostitutes over a long period of time. Lord Jellicoe, the govern­ment leader in the House of Lords has resigned · after having been identified as anofoer of the govern­ment leaders deeply involved with the doxies . More ,:evelations seem imminent, and again the persons involved are all dedicated hetero­sexuals. Pick up any of our local Houston or Dallas newspapers and read the police report pages and you will find an incredible fact: The over­whelming majority of all the crimes reported are being com­mitted by the same sort of person: heterosexuals. One wonders if these animals are fit to roam the streets! Obviously there is something about their nature which precludes their living - among civilized men and women without some kind of restraint. And yet they presume to dictate to the homosexual minority their morals and ethics! Traipsing through won­derland with Alice would be a more -- AGAIN! reasonable role for them to play in society at the rate they're going. Meantime, right here in Hous­ton, Councilman Mann has deliver­ed -the judgement that Homosexuals are· "abnormal" and should not attempt to petition city council'­for redress of grievances, but should instead seek out "help" from the most biased professionals known, psychiatrists. Mayor Welch simply walks out rather than hear the petition from these tax pay­ing registered voters. The opinion of these elected representatives seems to be, "A Nigger by any other name . . . . ". . And the worthies sitting in the Senate of Texas and the Texas House of Representatives, irr their arcane wisdom, have seen fit to relieve the heterosexual majority of all criminal prosecution for .their sexual rites (with just about any creature afoot!) while retain­ing criminal charges for homosex­uals enjoying their natural rights and needs to- express love with another human being. You are all asses, gentlemen, if you think you have dQpe tM w.iJ1 of God and man by this retrograde legislative performance. Your hidden lives are showing. Your heterosexual roles are really not threatened by us and you should stop being us and you should stop being scared silly by your own neurotic rhetoric. Now obviously heterosexual be­haviour is not the root of all criminality, and neither is Homo­sexual behaviour. Both are quite normal human sexual modes - - and not especially limited to the hu­man animal. Neither is abnormal. Heterosexuality is not sympto­matic of a driving hatres for one's own sex; and Homosexuality is not a driving hatred of the opposite sex. Homosexuality is the capability of loving one's own capability of loving one's own gender kind, just as heterosex­uality is that of loving the other gender kind. But possibly this is too simple for the sexually fear­ridden to understand? It would seem so. However, it is certain that eventually the state of Texas will join with other human soc­ieties and remove the psychiatrist from the courtroom and the court­room from citizens' bedrooms in the area of human sexuality. The tide of human affairs is running that way. But then, where the homosexual citizens and the enlightened pro­fessionals when the Senate and House were debating the revised Texas Penal Code? Voters always get the _government they deserve, and their corrupt public officials usually reflect the electorate. Page 5 LETIERS to the EDITOR Results of a survey conducted at this point I believe we have by Integrity Houston, a homophile good reason to question. It was organization in "this city in which al&o their right to answer the they asked the legislators of the questionnaire either in theaffirm­State of Texas their opinion on ative or the negative. But to not r civil rights in general and homo- · answer at all or to totally ignore sexual rights in particular-pointed it was a gross breach of the trust out the attifude of our representat- the people have placed in them. ives far beyond the questions We on our part did everything asked. These people, elected by you possible to protect their rights. --the voters of the State of Texas, The questionnaires were com­hold you in such total contempt that pletely anonymous, so we have no they did not even bother, for the way of knowiflB who did and who most part to answer the quest- did not answer, or if they did ionnaire. Indeed, the vastmajority answer, how. Forthemtohaveheld didn/ t bother to return it, even the rights of homosexuals in eon­though a stamped return envelope tempt by replying in the negative was enclosed. This is a stiuation would be a thing that others could which goes far beyond the issue of perliaps ignore. But to show this homosexual rights. It should be the kind of contempt for the voting concern of every thinking citizen public is a gross negligence of in this state. For these men to their duties. Simply because they totally and contemptuously ignore do not agree with a position, mine our legitimate questions, is a sit- or yours, does not give them the • uation beyond belief. It it their right to ignore it. I sincerely right and duty to vote in the hope the next time the citizens of · legislature as their conscience Texas go to the polls they will directs , if they have one, which take a much longer lookatthepeo-pie for whom they vote and serio­usly question whether whether or not the people we elect will re­present us as they should or simp­ly go to Austin and collect the money they draw from our pockets, while ignoring us completely. R. Francis Thompson 3957 Kirby Drive ltouston, Texas 77006 Dear Mr. Thompson, .i3~low is the questionnaire sent to our Legislators to help our readers mr.re understand what your letter is .. II about. Editor Dear Legislator: The enclosed questionnaire is intended to explore your attitude toward the right of privacy and freedom of conscience for adults. We write in the belief that human law is meant to protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- that it is not the property or the benefactor of the rich, the few or an instrument for the religious or moral° convictions of one seg­ment of society as against those of another. We hold that, while actions involving injury to person or property must be regulated for the protection of all, morality is a private matter and not the legi­timate province of the State. Nine States: Illinois, Colorado, Oregon, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, • District of Columbia, Deleware and Ohio have officially recognized this principle and have abandoned the illegitimate, point- 1ess and profitless regulation of private sexual behavior among consenting adults, and as a result, their crime rate IS LOWER, not HIGHER. Such laws against victim­less acts are, at best, unenforce­able and, at worst, subject to the most arbitrary application. They •mdermine respect for the law in general because they make felons or miscreants of people whose only offense is their participation of alternative in their enjoyment of conjugal relations or a harmless difference in their choice of part ners. The overwhelming majority of citizens affected by these laws are in all respects responsible and productive members of their com­munity. Those who pursue a different lifestyle often do so more WONDERING WHAT TO 0 0 ? ' I H Dallas ffffY' RE All 6 DIN 6 TO ·-studi Sta rts May 22 ''THE CLASSIFIED CAPER" 1811 BRYAN Af f l fZHUCH !14 123 0447 Page 6 because of the persecutory laws and social prejudices than because they are inherently promiscuous or "digenerate." The argument that these laws protect society is baseless. How can an act perform­ed IN PRIVATE by CONSENTING ADULTS harm society? The current law makes oral or anal intercourse a felony whether performed by persons of the same or different sexes, whether the couple is married or not. Clearly absurd. The proposed revision makes homosexual conduct a Class C misdemeanor punishable by fine of $200.00. It is less severe, but no less absurd. It still turns the State into a peeping Tom, exhibit­ing a perverse prurient interest in the private conduct of its citi­zens. It reflects a self-righteous moral bigotry unworthy of the respect for person required of a free society. We urge you to vote for de­letion of the s~ction on homosex­ual activity in the revised !'lenal code and to vote for repeal of the current sodomy statute. We are not asking for a favor or a pri­vilege; we are asking for our civil rights and we are prepared to pursue the same course as other minorities to obtain them should it become necessary. May we ask your assistance in completing the attached brief questionnaire, which information and compilation will be held in strict confidence and will be dis­seminated only in working with other State Legislators to achieve our ends. No public statement will be made regarding the specific replies from individual legisla-tors. For your convenience, We have enclosed a stamped, address­ed envelope for your reply. Thank you for your cooperation. INTEGRITY•/HOUSTON QUESTIONNAIRE - THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY 1. Do you consider regulation of consensual sexual behavior among adults in private a violation of the 9th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and vicil rights prac­tices? 2. Do you favor repeal of Texas Sodomy law (Article 524, TPC) as they apply to consenting adults acting in private? 3. Do you favor deletion from the proposed Penal Code revision of Section 21.06 relating to homo­sexual conduct? 4. Do you favor the imposition of religious beliefs or moral con­victions on one group by another? 5. Do you favor laws guarantee­ing the right of employment for everyone, regardless of private sexual orientation? Would you be willing to support passage of a bill that would end discrimination in housing and employment because of a person's sexual orientation? 6. Do you believe that the present or proposed laws governing sexual behavior among consenting adults in private are enforceable? 7. Do you favor the abolishment of current laws regarding victimless crimes? 8. Do you believe a law against homosexuality will: a. Reduce crime? b. Save the State of Texas Money? c. Serve any useful purpose? FOREIGN CAR SERVICE 5415 Fannin at Calumet FREE ESTIMATES on body work and repair Foreign Car Specialist 528 9362 Hours 6 A.M. to 10 P.M. "I BUY ALL THE RECORDS I USE AT DONS IN BELLAIRE ..... WHERE I CAN ALWAYS FIND RECORDS BY ... ELLA,DELlA,BILLIE, . JUDY, EARTHA,ETTA, VIKKIE, LIZA,BARBRA, AND MARLENA ... " --MR. STEPHANIE STEVENS DON'S RECORD SHOP P. 0. BOX 125 • BELLAIRE, TEXAS 77401 4900 lissonnet/667•5701 RECORD SHOP IS IN BELLAIRE! ONE MAN'S OPINION by R. Francis Thompson Traveled north over the Memor­ial Day weekend to one of the State's smaller cow towns, Dallas, I think they call it. I went for the purpose of attending the dedicat­ion of the MCC Church building. Rather strange, 1 thought, to find these goings on up there instead of here in this metropolis. I can't find a superlative large enough to express what I found there, so I will just say it was great, in­adequate, but it will have to do. I want to thank the beautiful peo­ple of Dallas in general and my Host, Arthur D., in particular, for a weekend I shall treasure in my memory forever. I feli in love with Arthur im­mediately as I was introduced to him. He thinks much along the same lines I do and it is al ways gratifying to meet someone who shares ones thoughts. Its a great ego booster. And now to the main event of the whole affair - - the Reverend Troy Perry. I first heard ab.out this man a few years back when his name came on a TV news broadcast, seems that he had been busted for allowing his body to litter the sacred streets of Holly­wood. Subsequently, I have read about him in various places and when his book "The Lord is My Shepherd and He Knows I'm Gay" came out I bought a copy and read it and wept for him, or perhaps for myself. When he talked about his separation from his wife and family I had just gone through the same experience and I knew full well the pain he had suffered. What about •the man? Well, just that. To sum him up in one ph­rase-- Troy Perry is a man. Any­one who believes that being Gay makes one somewhat less than a man just hasn't met Troy Perry. He is powerful. He has charisma and all the other things he has been accused of having, includ­ing good looks. The instant he walks into a room you feel him, even if you don't see him you know he is there. The thing that impress­ed me most about him is the way he eats. As I stood in the buffet line I glanced over to the table at him and believe thee me he was really putting it away. He eats like he does everything else, with a direct frontal attack. But its small things a man unconsiously does that really reveal his char­acter. Had I observed him taking dainty bits, dabbing his lips after each one, I would have immed­iately mistrusted him. But watch­ing him attack that plate of food I was sure this man is for real. But of course he had good reason to attack it the way he did. It was superb! Being a professional cook myself, I feel that I am well qualified to judge it thus. A large bouquet of the finest lavender orchids to those who prepared it. I would like to share a few of Peery's remarks with you. 'In the State of California the sex laws are so strict that anything other than the heterosexual, mar­ried - man - on - top' missionary position is illegal and if he sould fall out of bed he would break 50 laws before he hit the floor.' "MCC is not a Gay church, it is the Christian church serving the Gay Community. Made the rounds of the Gay businesses in Dallas; notice I didn't say Gay bars, but that's what they were. Joy --- J-O-Y ... Jesus first, others second, yourself last. Those thousands of Houstonians who missed it did themselves out of a great weekend. The three of us that went up had a real good time. This is, of course, ONE MAN'S OPINION. Page 7 "A STARTLINGLY NEW AND FRESH APPROACH ... POWERFUL AND UNCOM­PROMISING. THE IMPACT OF IT TAKES THE BREATH AWAY. "BR.OTHER.$" IS AN EXCEPTIONAL FIRST FEATURE EFFORT FOR NICK ELLIOTT AND JASON SATO." THE ADVOCATE STARTING JUNE 27 1 Ri~k Jedin / lbm Webb 1 Al Jaffrey / Jeff Salem ;,roduccd by Jaguar Productions Mi Hi Park 2907 Ma111 Houston !:>28 !:>881 for the· man who was gay and his younger brother ... wlio wasn't ''BROTHERS'' STARRING MOUNTAIN • RICK JULE PENELOPE SPHEERIS PRODUCED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY NICK EUIOTT "'.RITTEN & DIRECTED BY JASON SATO EASTMAN COLOR .. .... PLEASE DON'T REVEAL THE ENDING! HARD ACTiO_N __ ·ADULTS ONLY Sl C,•;co,oi,t l,ctwccn '.i & / p.n f rec Coff.-0 '.)tudcnl D1scuu;1t:~ OPEN 11 A.M 't,I 12 A.M PCll)el3 nectedness wins over the power­structure dictated relationships, humanity is alive; to the extent that power relationships are chosen over those of mutual feel­ing, we are dead. It would seem, then, that the Vice Officer was the only person "disordered" by our conduct, and it is outrageous that Gay persons in Birmingham are at the mercy of this man who has willingly stunted his own personal growth, and yet has the power necessary to imprison us, and who in fact uses this power mercilessly, con­sciously ignoring the fact that he does have an alternative which would be beneficial to him - - that of learning from us. On the day of our trial, we witnessed the trial of another woman this same Vice Officer had arrested for pros­titution, who had had a heart at­tack upon being taken to jail and was hospitalized at the cost of her of $2,100.00. We heard the judge tell her, "We'll forget it if you will". She and her grandchildren have now returned to their home in Texas. The Gay persons in Birmingham feel that Officers of the Law should be available to us in the event of agressive behavior on the part of one person toward another if we ourselves were unable to equalize the situation, and the Gay com­munity would willingly contribute m~me.i: to '.1id in the growth of a fair, Just city called Birmingham but we can only consider thi~ ~ethod_ of making money for the c_1ty via the Vice Squad's con­trn_ ual harassive theft tota1ly de­~ p1cable. In this country, money 1s blood, and the arrests of Gay persons at $100.00 a head is noth­ing less than genocide. . This letter has been written m the hope of promoting a com­munication system among Gay per­sons, and for the purpose of re­questing advice and comments. Our next trial date has not yet been set, but it will be trial by jury. Due to the political and socio­economic oppression of homosex­~ al women and men, we expect the Jury to be heterosexual. It seems to me that it would take a mericle to be found to be Lesbian AND not gu~lty by a heterosexual jury, but I mtend to use this opport­unity for the purpose of speaking as many words as I can relating to homosexual oppression and philo_sophy. Please help us by sending your thoughts to: Freddie Creed 1627 - 16th Avenue So. Birmingham, Alabama In Gay love , Freddie Creed 35205 ---;,;;;;;-;;;;;,;;;;_,-~- Officals Bann Michelangelo Reproductions PRUDISH SCHOOL OFFICIALS BANN MICHELANGELO RE­PRODUCTIONS 17 year old school gir 1, Jean Elizabeth Hutcheson, worked 70 hours at nights and on weekends on two glazed statues patterned on Michelangelo works. Despite the fact that the B-plus student's art teacher had approved her pre­liminary drawings three months before, prudish school officials banned the statues - from a high school art festival, because they were nude. Her upset father, James were nude. Her upset father, James Hutcheson said, "I suppose if they had the opportunity to show a Michelangelo they would turn it down. This is an example of a conservative, prudish attitude of what you can see and can not see." The fattier and daughter displayed the sculptures at a parking lot across the street from the high school." PRESBYTERIANS VIEW ; Gay Presbyterians will want to latch onto a copy of the July/ August issue of TRENDS Maga­zine, published by the United Pres­byterian Church, USA. One of the lead articles is entitled: "Homo­sexuality: Neither Sin Nor Sick­ness.'' It was written by Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, long-time gay liberation leaders and authors of Lesbian Woman, and Bill Johnson, the first up Front Gay person to be ordained in the United Church of Christ. mental health people(: .\ begin to wake up at lasy The San Francisco Mental Health Advisory Board has noted that of 505 valid charges of rape re­ported in 1972, none were class­ified as homosexual. It goes on to say that 95% of child molestation is heterosexual. Furthermore, two-thirds of all arrests for "so­liciting a lewd and lascivious act" were obviously the result of en­ticement. The board made this recommendation: "Pending appeal of laws defining 'unnatur·Jness', we recommend that the law en­forcement agencies not attempt to vigorously enforce these 'laws', except where the sexual activity is a true public nuisance." (We can't help but wonder where the "Mental Health" people have been all this time. We could have told them that years ago!) ~@-~~ your hostesses Ricci & Rita BOIBllt 1e•s ClUB POOL - DANCING - MIXED DRINKS Open Tuesday throuh Sunday 5p111 - Zam (Closed 10·1days) 2305 S. SfffPHERD ~ S21 9430 HOW GOOD IS GAY? Gay is like the little girl that had a little curl that hung in the middle • of her forehead. In the childrens nursery rh"ymn "when it's good, its very, very, good, when its bad its horrid''. If its working for understanding of free­dom of self and ones fellow Gays, that's when its good. We are mov­ing into a new era of enlighten­ment, individually and collectively, searching for a way out of the oppression of centuries, each of us searching for our individual id­entity and this is good. Unfort­unately, the "us" consists of a small handful of dedicated per­sons, this is bad. When its reach­ing out to find answers to our collective problems, its good. If its hiding in a closet from the responsibility of working for our right to live as respectable and respected huma1, beings, its bad. When its giving ones energies, talents and thoughts to the ful­fillment of human rights and dignity, its good. When its think­ing of nothing but the next body we sleep with, its bad. Gay is good when it's self­less,' bad when it's self-centered. More and moreGay people are joining the movement for political Hou. s ro t-i '. social and personal freedom, but they need help. The helpp of all ~a.v people. Too many are con­tent to sit back and " let George do it". They are the losers. They sit on their collective bar stools rolling from body to body ,and too frequently being rolled in the pro­cess. Asking why doesn't someone do something. Why don't you? living their lives in fear. Fear of the neibors finding out they are Gay; fear of losing their jobs; fear of being busted by the police' and wonder why something isn't done. If nothing is done its because its you who didn't do it! Gay is our right, guaranteed under the Constitution of this nation-the right to the pursuit of~ happiness. We will never have that right untill we are willing to assune the responsibility of working for it. No one is going to give it to us untill we get out and work to show society that we will no longer be pushed into a Gay ghetto, denied the right to love in the manner we chose. How good is Gay? A lot better than it used to be. A lot worse than it can be. It is and will be as goob wy or as ba!II as each of us makes it. r--q~jf?i;,"',:,L,TJH{ fc~r>,ji,,.Hrfi, C'flut<CH c~o,1-.r }""Jot-1-r~o:..e ~l'tz.<' C,•MM""''''I Cc,..fr-<.r<. "iv'-/ Fr-i,~11,· ~..J, 1-/0..,:.. .~to"< ., ·,c.,,,.., ., . <' ,.. ,.,, l.l Hp fl r _., I .... C, t .... ~ ..-. . ,Lr : ;,2 . ~.:;, r> ,....,, -<::r?o...._,.., J.. E.F1 oe,z ·. RRt-10Lo L.tH,.,~.:1-1-7/fJ·/1'fo Page 9 Gay Page 10 Pride· HOW DID IT START? ,. GA.YA For h<illrs, there was a Cull scale riot. But deCensless gays wei:e no match Cor armed police, and many were busted. One arrested gay brother, fearing public exposure, jumped out of a poUce station window and was im­pafed on an ironspiked fence be­low. Police response? The brother was charged for resisting arrest! When news of this street action and martydom got out, Gays did what they had never done before. Thousands marched in protest - - old as well as yoqng, conservative as well as radicaf. From this, Gay Pride and the Gay Liberation Front was born. Gay brothers and sisters are op­pressed in Texas too. . . . by churches . . . by the police . . . by psychiatrists . . . by almost everyone. So in Dallas, as all over America and , parts of Europe, Gays are marching again. We cal~ for a re­peal of anti-gay laws and for an end to job and housing discrimi-nation. '\ It was "the straw that broke the camel's back." Gays £aught back. Proclaiming an "injustice to one is an injustice to all, 11 straights are joining hands with us in solidarity. You don't have to be gay to march against gay oppression. REMEMBER: June 30th Main & Market 11:00 AM. BE THERE! Interesting Activities for June and July --Everyone welcome! June 15th ·and 16th, 8 :00 PM, MOVIE NIGHTS AT MCC, "The Gay Decievers" June 29th, Evening, Beginning of GAY PRIDE WEEKEND, Bar Tours, Special Entertainment June 30th, 11:00 AM, GAY PRIDE PARADE. and PICNIC at FLAG POLE HILL 10:00 PM, TEDDY BEAR'S FOLLIES at the Encore July 1st, morning and early afternoon, SWIM and PICNIC, Queen's Point 5:30 PM, MCC'S COVERED DISH PARTY and EVENING SERVICE July 20th and 21st, 8:00 PM, MOVIE NIGHTS AT MCC, "To be Announced" CIRCLE OF FRIENDS meetings: 2nd and 4th Fridays at MCC DAUGHTERS OF BILITIS meetings: 1st and 3rd Fridays at Bryan Towers and MCC METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH SERVICES: 11:00 AM for those who like to get out of bed early Sunday mornings; 7:30 PM for those who don't. the ,CLUB baths in cities coast-to-coast .r\ Come Any Time We Never Close c I u b 229-0156 Houston 2205 CRUSING \Y\~~ ~ Wes & Glen In mid-May we went to see the Lafayette, Louisiana Little The­atre presentation of "Boys in the Band." (The movie had been bann­ed in Beaumont), we enjoyed the play and later the cast and direct­or were very cordial. Since seeing the play we have been informed that Joe Demorulle who played Michael so very well was selected best actor, Harris Settly Jr., best supporting actor for his role of Emory and Miss Lillette Rene' as director of the year. Wes and I want to put in our congratulations and say the entire cast was excellent. We are happy to say that now in the Lafayette area "Chez Gis­ele" and "C'est LaGueree" are handling the NUNTIUS. -- "Mo­thers" in Lake Charles as well as the "Off Main" in Beaumont. Bits and pieces of news from there - - - Congratulations to Ken and Charity St. James on their 4th anniversary, June 2. Miss Birdie, a local drag "lady" -­has joined the US Merchant Mar­ine. By the time this goes to press Mother Pat should be thawed from her trip to Chicago and can put her furs back in storage. In a city as large as Houston its not uncommon for bars to come and go daily and monthly but we are saddened to learn that a well known plush private club has closed its doors in Lake Charles, "the Misty". We wish Fannin to thank Genie and Lynn for the many pleasant evenings we've spent at the "Misty" and hope them the best in their new venture. -- A "straight" club, and we won't mention the name here! In closing we want to throw in a brain twister for the Beaumont group -- "What two well known female impersonators will per­form in a 'straight' style show in your area?" - - If you can't guess or don't know - watch next month - - - - - pictures yet. Wes and Glen P .S. - Next month be sure to catch our review of the real hon­est to goodness "all girl" show with pictures. We would like also any information concerning your area. NOTE: Any photo shown in the Nuntius may be had by contacting Wes & Glen, P.O. Box 146, Nederland, Texas 77627. We also have many more that are not shown here, contact us if interest­ed. MISS GAY LAKE CHARLES 1973 Miss Gay Lake Charles 1973 Pagent found star studded guest performers from Lafayette, performers from Lafayetee, Shreveport, Houston and Hot Spr­ings, Ark. Miss Gay America ings, Ark. Miss Gay America 1973, Miss Gay Louesiana 1973, plus a representative of Miss Houston 1973 and King and Queen Zues of Lake Charles were a few . of the personalities present. In the crowd were several business personalities. An encore was necessary for Miss Gay America performance of "I Do Take Thee." Other musical renditions brought rapturous ap­plause form an appreciative aud­ience. Rita Robin, Miss Gay La., assisted Toni, Queen Zues, in sharing master of cermonies and pageant production duties. Toni, co-master of ceremonies enter­tained with "Maybe." Audience demand brought her back for a second number. Sherry Brown, Miss Houston representative, and Namo Sims, USL Cheerleader, Namo Sims, USL Cheerleader, gave guest musical renditions. Ma­mo Sims delighted the audience with "A New World is Coming". Mr. Flourtine II, Sam Daigle of Shreveport, Mr. Ray Price and John Trahan assisted contestants when a male lead was necessary. All judges resided from outside Lake Charles and experienced in impersonation contests. Miss Gay Lake Charles 1973 contest found twelve contestants competing for the title and all were from Lake Charles proper. promise you happiness, but we can tell you where to look for it ... BOB DAMRON'S ADDRESS BOOK '74 Newly revised Summer Edition ... . Contains over 2750 listings ... . U.S.A., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada .... NOW ON SALE •. . . In bars everywhere, Or by mail order. for only $4. BOB DAMRON ENTERPRISES 2166 Market Street ~~';~•=•CA S<a>< ~ Requesets for the contestants was a walk/on, model sportswear and pantomine a musical com­pos1tion. The five finalists answer­ed questions related to gay life. Persons competing were: Misses Ruby Begonia, Carla, Charity St. James, Tatana La Reenii, Lucre­cia, Sandy Beach, Marlena Mi lyes, Myra Monclair, Queenie Cooke, Miss Flowers and Miss Peaches. Fourth Runner-up for the title of Miss Lake Charles proved to ·be the bartender at Mothers.Stage name for this contestant is Sandy Beach. In the sportswear contest a pair of white hot pants and blouse with a long dark coat was worn. A former Beaumont resi­dent making his first appearance as an impersonator showed talent which might promote him to one of the areas top entertainers. of the areas top entertainers. of the areas top entertainers. Miss Flowers, a newcomer to drag did "Sweet Bitter Love" to the delight of everyone. Gowns and sportswear were made for the competition by Miss Flowers. Her/his outstanding performance brought to third runner-up this pP-rformer . Miss Tatana La Rienie, a bell from southwestern Louisiana, a proven performer, was second runner-up. Tatana was recently named Grand Duchess of the Queen Sabine contest. In sportswear a poodle accompained Miss Tatana in her 1930's outfit. Before final awards were pre­sented for Miss Gay Lake Charles, John Trahan honored Ruby Begonia Page 11 CASTRATE FOR CHIDST Billy Graham continues his degeneration from a religious junk peddler into a Nazi psychopath. At a "rally for Christ" in racist South Africa recently, Graham stated, "We ought to pass a law in the US making rape punishable by castration." Unfortunately, Graham's suggestion to make castra­tion a legal punishment is not just the fantasy of one men­tally ill man of god. A judge in California has already sentenced over 400 people in that state to be castrated, a punishment that is legal under California law. Over 90% of the men the judge has had castrated are gay and have been r.onv:cted of violating the state's medieval laws against homosexuality. All anti-gay laws should be immediately repealed, and the people who have committed these atrocities against gays should be tried for their crimes. {Workers' World] from THE GAY LIBERATOR, June 1973 I~------- ---- - ------· with a plaque as Dutchess Se La Gere (Lafayette). Other contest­ants showed their appreciation to Ruby by voting her Miss Congen­iality 1973. Miss Begonia was sur­prised with the additional title as first runner-up. Ruby has part­icipated in many other shows in the Southwest. The beautiful and talented Miss Myrna Monclair was named Miss. Gay Lake Charles 1973. This was the first year a Miss Gay Lake Charles has been named. My-0- My Club of New Orleans has My Club of New Orleans has been graced by her lovely per­formances. Miss Gay Lake Charles has also won titles in Lafayette and New Orleans during her ten­year entertainment career. M_yra Monclair - Miss Gay Lake Miss. Flowers, 3rd Runner-up Charles of 1973 Tatania LaRienie - 2nd Runner-up Sandy Beach - 4th Runner-up June - Production Control and does shows in all girl group. Toni - Queen Zues of Lake Charles and MC of Miss Gay Lake Charles contest. Page 12 Miss Gay America 1972 and Mr. C'est LaGuerre of Lafayette, La., doing "I Do Take You" .. Guest performers at Miss Lake -Charles Contest. Miss Gay Louisiana 1973, Rita Ann Robin / co-producer of Miss Gay Lake Charles Contest. Miss Norma Sims presenting Ruby With "Miss Congeinality". Ruby Begonia, Miss Congeniality - 1st Runner up. A LETTER IN GAY LOVE A GAY CULTURE? Dear Gay pe~ons ,and friends: On March 4, 1973, '1 went with two friends, Don McFall and Mike Martinez, to The Matador, a Gay bar in Birmingham, Alabama. After we were seated, I played some songs on the juke box and returned to my chair, in which, at this time, a dear friend named Nora Kennedy was sitting. lleaned toward her and touched her should­er in greeting. She called my name, put her arms around me, and began crying as she asked if I were mad at her as we had been out of con­tact with each other, and went on to describe personal traumatic ex­periences she had undergone since we had last met. My response was to embrase her in return and to kiss her lips when she in­dicated that this act on my part was desired. During this exchange, I knelt beside her chair and rocked her in my arms. As she became more calm, I got up and sat on the edge of her chair. We then went to the dance floor and danced to slow rhythmed music and re­turned to our table at which time she explained that she had to meet some other friends who were ex­pecting her. About 15 minutes later, an Officer of the Vice Squad came to my table, showed me his badge, and told me to come out­side with him. As we walked down the street, he informed me that I was under arrest, and in answer to my inquiry as to the charge, he replied, "Disorderly Conduct". Nora was sitting in the police car, and as he opened the door, saying, "Now ya'll finish what you were doing inside." Nora was crying again and hysterical with fear and panic - - reciting passages from the Bible and pleading with the Vice Officer for a show of mercy and human compassion. Her reaction was that of a person whose head is in a guillotine, which, indeed, it was. The Vice Officer responded with "Shut up, bitch" and other derogatory remarks. Our trial was held on March 14, 1973. The Vice Officer test­ified that in this dimly lit Gay bar, he could see clearly that each of us was caressing the other's genital areas and breasts and that he could see both our "crotches" (sic) from where he was sitting, even though my back was toward him. Nora, myself, and the two witnesses present at the trial testified that no "sexual" touching occurred during this en­counter, and for my part this omis­sion was due to the fact that Nora did not indicate to me that such an action was needed in the immedi­ate situation. Despite the fact that the Vice Officer, whose name is Orville Jerome Webster, contra­dicted himself in his testimony as regards to our position in space in relation to him and his later saying that his view of us was of our respective fronts, the judge found us guilty, fining us $100. 00 each. We are presently on Appeal bond. What would a representative of the Establishment consider to be "wrong" in our actions on this occasion? One of the numerous reasons that Gay persons are considered to be "outlaws" by the heterosexual power structure is that we hold 226-8242 ~~~lk7 true to experience reality rather than taught reality, and this be­comes significantly a threat to the Establishment when the experience reality that we act on is in op­position to taught reality. We are taught to limit our overt behavior to that which is simplistically "re­asonable" to the outside observer, and, under this norm rule, the out­side observer is allowed to judge us only on the basis of what is apparent to him and subject to the limitations of his interpretat­ional understanding. In this case I comforted another woman rather than reprimanding her for showing human feeling in the presencd of others, and without regard to how it might look to a person who would fail to attribute intelligence and interpersonal caring to our re­lationship. Secondly, due to my conviction that sex role expectations place severe limits on our human and humane growth potential, and part­icularly on that of women, I dress in such a way as to appear niether distinctively male nor distinctively female. This might be correctly acknowledged as a threat to the hierarchical power structure in which the male power group bene­fits from the subjugation of the female group, including those males who identify with women. This sex roleless appearance might also indicate to a repre­sentative of the Establishment that I am, quite assuredly, Lesbian, offering my self to women rather than to men, and allowing my be­havior to be influenced exclusive­ly by the needs of women rather than those of men. • Who was victimized by our act­ions? The Gay bars in Birming­ham, Alabama, are the only com­munity centers we have, and we use them primarily for communal sharing of experineces and com­munications headquarters. Al­though we have been exposed to and have been to some extent corrupt­ed by requirements of conduct found in "straight" bars as we feel that this rigidity is the re­sult of guilt arising from the ex­ploitation and oppression of the Female Principle in women and men taht prevade·s hetero-sexual behavior. No Gay person is in the least disturbed by ti1e show of affection and caring and MUTUAL eroticism between/among per­sons. Furthermore, we feel deeply that ANY relationship involving mutual tenderness and caring should, now more than ever in these trying times for all humanity, be respected and supported by the community, whether this com­munity be a group of friends, a township, or the international com­munity called the world. Every once in a while, and almost ex­clusively among Gay persons, love and the human feeling ofone person for another, that is, the feeling of warmth which happens spontaneo­usly, of itself, and which there­fore cannot be made to happen or socially determined or used for any purpose beyond itself, wins over the power structure concocted of money, prestige, and security which dictates relationships by inbreeding and perpetuating fear and insecurity in the disadvantag­ed group, and to the extent that tenderness and human intercon-f} J/wu,. ff~ - f]Jtmdafl: 7 W" 9:15 pm ff~: 9/15 pm 612 HADLEY - -- PCIIJ9 8 Nights gets back to basics, but it's a good movie, too Nights in Black Leather, a new whose lens practically caresses each male film being released by Jaguar and every pore of his body. Productions, de fies a 11 the Photographer Ignatio Rutkowski progressive steps taken by gay films has taken the ingredients of a stan­in the past year. Jts story is wispy to dard fuck film and lifted them to the point of non-existence, at least the level of visual art. 95 per cent of the 108-minute run- His work shows a strong influence ning time is devoted to sex, and of European films, particularly t,hese interludes are absolutely end- those shot by Henri Decae and ess. Claude Renoir. With muted colors What is even more remarkable, in and judicious use of highlights in light of the foregoing, Nights in appropriate places, there are se­Black Leather turns out to be a very quences in Nights in Black. Leather engrossing and entertaining film. that are a veritable symphony of Its success is due to the star and the pictorial splendor. He even lights cameraman-director. Nights in his scenes in ways that disregard Blaclc Leather is what is known in probabiiity of success, capturing the movie industry as a star vehicle, shots of exquisite beauty that many a story designed to showcase the wouldn't dare attempt. talents and attributes of the main Rutkowski's background is in actor. Barbra Streisand's movies still photography. Prior to filming are the most prominent example Nights i11 Black. Leather, he had that comes to mind. made only on IS-minute short sub­. Star vehicles are also pretty risky ject. But, like Gordon Parks, who business, unless built around a per-_ also tackled his first movie with son with so much physical presence tenets of portrait I ens in g, that an audience's attention can be Rutkowski takes chances in ap­diverted from what usually turns plying the same principles to the out to be production deficiencies motion picture form and makes and scripting inadequacies surroun- them work, with brilliant results. ding the venture. Nights in Black The story in Nights in Black Leather has everything riding on the Leather, which can be noted and anticipated popularity of its star, immediately forgotten, is of a Ger­Peter Burian, and in this case, the man boy writing to his homeland risk could be termed minimal. friends, describing sexual ad- Burian is a dark-blonde, blue- ventures he had in San Francisco. eyed beauty that would make even These episodes include a jack-off the dead rise again, with the kind of phone call, a casual street pickup, body you have to start making plans an S&M encounter, a drag party, for when you're about 12. His ass and an afternoon he spent with two could be nominated for a Golden lovers he met at a gym. These Globes Award. The clothes (or sequences are bridged with in­perhaps more appropriately, troductory voice-over narration that costumes) he wears in the picture teeters on the brink of outrageous leave nothing to the imagination. floridity, like something remem­He must have sprayed them on. bered from a 1950 gay novel. Audiences will not have much call lgnatio Rutkowski wrote the to use their imaginations, however, narration, read by the star, Peter for Burian wears little or nothing Burian. , throughout the picture. Burian obviously still has dif- But even monumental beauty can ficulty in mentally translating his I o s e i t s I u s t e r i f b a d I y thoughts into fluid English because photographed, so Peter Burian was of the relatively short time he has fortunate to have a cameraman lived in the U.S. This is evidenced in Page 14 both the improvised dialog and narration. It's not a drawback to en­joying the film because of his ingratiating handling of the problem. If anything, it creates more empathy with his audience. If we were to single out special highlights of Nights, they would in­clude the blatantly erotic phone call, the artistic sensuality of a scene in the woods, which takes place in a hut with transparent walls, and the accurate subtlety of the S&M scene. (Burian is apparently into this, playing it at the proper depth. Because of Burian's arian looks and background, the S&M sequen­ce could have fallen heir to a residue of sinister implications, but both he and Rutkowski have taken care to divorce the preceedings from the "Master Race" theory. They confront the problem point blank in the preceding narration, describing one of Burian's tricks who was into Nazi uniforms and swastikas, and Burian didn't have the heart to deflate by revealing that he had voted Socialist in the last German election. As the S&M scene is constructed, it does bring a time of German militancy·to the viewer's mind, so perhaps the filmmakers were wise to bring it up themselves and dispose of it so they could get on with the story. Included in the cast are Rick Jedin, Al Joffrey, Tom Webb, and Jim Salem-all handsome and well­built young men. They complement, rather then counterpoint Peter Burian, making Nights a visual triumph for audiences with a fun­damental interest in sex and bodies. This is probably as good a time as any to introduce an inter-related subject, especially as it applies to Nights in Black. Leather and several other films I have reviewed lately. Recently I was accused by a producer of male films of taking these movies too seriously, that they weren't meant to be judged in devastating detail. His statement was occasioned by, as you may have guessed, the decidedly mixed review his latest effort had received. I think the allegation is well foun-­ded. It is true, I have reviewed gay films in some detail, but I disagree with the contention they were taken too seriously. When the lights go up after a screening, it isn't much fun having to affect a wan smile because what I have just seen might as well have had a shell with Coast Federal Savings superimposed over it. If these were movies of someone's summer vacation, inflicted on you without charge in their living room, it would be tactful to say how enjoy­able they were. It's altogether another matter when the films are shown to the public, whose patronage is solicited on the basis of product quality and who have to pay a steep price for the privilege of seeing them. Reviews of films are strictly one person's opinion, replete with his preferences, prejudices, and laced with his experience as a moviegoer. There will be as many differing opinions as there are reviewers. Charles Champlin, movie critic for the L.A. Times. put the whole sub­ject of reviewing in the proper per­spective recently by stating: "A critic can't )ead audiences to movies they don't care to see or keep them away from those they do. But he can, if he's lucky, help them to know what they're going to see and, if he's very lucky, sometimes per­suade them to take chances." It is primarily because of the high admission price charged for gay movies that I have reviewed them in such detail. I believe that the prospective audience should be made completely aware of the com­modity they are buying, so they can evaluate for themselves whether it is worth the money to be spent. The films are judged by those that preceded them in the particular genre; naturally some will be better and some will not, but again, that will be only one opinion. The producers 'seriously' intend that the movies returo a profit to justify the investment, so audiences should also be allowed to 'seriously'.____ select the one they want to see, and this selective process will (or should) be on the basis of quality. That is why we will continue to take the films 'too seriously', if only as a ser­vice to our readers. In the instant case of Nights in Black Leather, audiences can be en­tertained without any involvement and will have gotten their money's worth, but the fact remains that it is a superficial movie. The surfaces are visually glossy, beautiful, or­nate, and it's all designed to divert attention from the empt iness un­derneath. Perhaps that's why I'm furious with myself for liking it so much for what it does achieve, in­stead of disliking it from an awareness of the film it could l>ave been. Both Peter Burian and lgnatio Rutkowski have a talent for makina good movies, but they have used only a fraction of it in their current effort. Two artists with the capability wo working in marble are instead sculpting with papier mache. We hope their next project exercises all their obvious talents, not just a small portion. Harold Fairbanks The above article was token from "THE ADVOCATE" at tl.e re­quest of our oclvertl .. ,. King & Queen Zues, George & Rita Judges in Miss Gay Lake Charles - Genger, Jerry Clark, Charlene Barbaria, Harris Settly and - ? Beaumont's first annual King & Queen Sabine Contest was held on April 27th and 28th at the golden triangle only gay bar, the Off Main. The contest was in conjunct­ion with the Nuches River Festival. Contestants for King and Queen Sabine were from the Golden tri­angle area. The triangle area includes Beaumont, Orange and Port Arthur, Texas. Awards for Queen, Grand Duchess, 1st runner ups and Good Will Ambasador were given. The first evenings events were for King and Queen Sabine plus selection c' the Good Will Ambas­sador. Judy Pattos designation as good will Good Will Ambassador was for her promotion of the Off Main and her outgoing friendliness. honored as King Sabine. A select panel of judges disignated Sarah as King prior to Fridays show. The panel of judges considered several previous residents in the triangle. Misses Lanis Love, Cinnamon Cherri, Vickie, Marcellano and Rita Rinestone were the five local personalities vying for Queen Sa­bine. Talent, beauty, charm and personality were elements used by judges to select the Queen. A well known former Houston resident, Miss Lanis Love, part­icipated in the contest. She/he has given performances in the bars of Lake Charles, La., Gal­veston and Houston plus her home town of Beaumont. Ms Love's awards include Miss Valentine and several honors from other ap­pearances. She/he was additionally honored by being named "1st run­ner up" in the Queen Sabine Con­test doing the number "Cham­pagne Taste." Miss Cinnamon Cherri, a local favorite, entertained musically by performing "Mammy" and "You Came A Long Way From St. Louie." This entry has also com­peted in Lake Charles, La. Miss Cherri has the distinction of being the only remaining personality who entertained in Beaumont's first impersonation in October 1971, and she placed in the 1973 Miss Valentine contest. "I Am the Greatest Star" proved to be the evenings outstanding per­formance for Rita Rinestone. Rita was named Queen Sabine on the following night. A yars versatile experience led to her being se­lected the Triangle's highest award as the Queen. Two other entries, Miss Vickie and Miss Marcellano are new- $[p~~□c.\~ @rr:rF~OO THE ALL NEW Da ®a ~~[IB□~~ 200' Color Film $16.50 ea. WITH THIS AD BELLAIRE NEWS DISCOUNT NEWS 5807 Bellaire 609 LaBranch Downtown 665-9711 at TEXAS {acran from Greyhound Bus) 226-8852 LARGEST ADULT SECTION IN HOUSTON OPEN TILL l A.M. OUT OF TOWN PAPERS OVER 2000 PUBLICATIONS DISPLAYED FEATURING BOOTH TYPE MOVIE ARCADE MACHINES WITH 24 INCH SCREENS comers to the entertainment field. Miss Marcellano performed "A Letter To Michael" while Miss Vickie entertained with "Rosalie." The Grancl Dutchess Award was given to contestants who reside outside the Golden Triangle. Miss Tatonia of Lake Charles, La., was awarded this honor. She gave her rendition of Melba Moore med­ley. Another honor for Miss Tat­onia is being the winner of the Misty "Miss Halloween." Miss Ginger of Lafayette, La., _ was named first runner up in the Grand Dutchess Award. She has received awards before in many contests. Awaiting next year when the pageant will be bigger and better but not more fun than what was had this year. .Wes - - - Would you believe this is in the Merchant Marine? Miss Lanis Love - First Runner-up Rita Rinestone - Queen Sabine Sarah Dionne - King Sabine - King Sabine - Sarah Dionne and Queen Sabine - Rita Rinestone Miss Tatonia - Grand Dutchess Miss Ginger - First Runner-up Judy Patton/ Goodwill Ambassador I p~i-'1-1 ~ 4m!.:. Page 15 GAY PRIDE WEEK DOWN l. picture 4 . -standard golf score ACROSS l. stopper 2, above 5. large stream 6. amusing 3, United Press (abbr) 5, house top 8, passenger vehicle 9. tell; speak 7, blood vessel 10. saga; tale l l. eight (pr efix) 12, bowling --- 12, male organ 13, negative 14, pecan, almond, etc 15, obtain; fetch 15, assemblage 17, -- top of 16. toward 18. (up) negative 18. ( diag) short step 19. youthful; not old 20, lies; garbage (abbr) 23. knockout (abbr) 20. wink; bat the eye 21, (diag) yes (Spanish) 22, small demon 24 (up) out-of-print(abbr) 25. dessert 25, t o s s; throw 26, small child 27, garden tool 28, flat; plane 29 , blunt 31, lavender color 32. weapon 30. race o.f Mex, Indian 32 . very large person 35, meld; join 33, common insect 34, e nd; point 35. homo sapiens 38, bend in arm 36, tear cloth 40. (diag) frozen water 37. sight organ 39, dual; twice 40, (up) charged particle Page 16 Most ofv\ake for granted the gender of our birth. We grow from baby girls into young women and from baby boys into young men. Some, however, are not so lucky, as Toni Mayes can tell you. The tall attractive brunette, whose dark blue eyes are fringed with long lashes, speaks in a husky voice, perhaps, one might think, the re­sult of too much smoking. Cheer­fulness, an engaging and friendly smile an easy going personality, and a wonderful sense of humor - - all belie untold agonies. Ms. Mayes is suffering from what the medical profession calls Gender Dysphoria syndrome. She is a transexual. There are several different forms of gender dys­phoria syndreme, ranging from Homosexuality to the extremely rare case of transexuality. There is the homosexual who dresses in the clothes of the -opposite sex (drag queens) to reassure his own sexuality and masculinity, and we next find the tranvestite who by definition is not homosexual and does however dress in the clothes of the opposite sex. On the ex­treme end of the scale of gender problems we will find Ms. Mayes, she is a transsexual, that is, her mind is totally female while her body is that of a normal biological male. The happiest period of Toni's life has been the past 18 months, living and working as a woman in preparation for sex reassignment surgery. "By the time I was five years olf, I KNEW I was a girl ," Toni related during the first of a series of nine interviews. Afr. Frizl;y PRIVATE BATH CLUB-•.-, Houstoti' r AC., Solution on page 11 3401 Milam ai fi or1<1 \ -entrance on Francis Membership $2. per year SJ 00 Friday Saturday & Sunday Visits $5.00 ~ CLOSED MONDAY 523-8840 / Toni vividly remembers the first time little Richard Anthony Mayes of Houston, Texas was subjected to the unusual. "I remember one experience when I was- about five years old and I had slipped into the bathroom and put on my sisters clothes. I had done this before because I had been told not to wear hear clothes and I had found that I had to hide to do it. My sister had to use the bathroom· on this occasion so I quickly took off her clothes except for her panties and put mine back on. By the end of the day I had forgotten them and when my mother put me to bed she found them on me. She spanked me for that and the next day she put my sisters red frilly Sunday best dress on me and sent me out to play with the "other boys." . She was trying to shame me but instead ;. rather enjoyed it thus discouraging her following this line of punishment any further. Instability marred Toni's child­hood - parents often divorced, mother often married (eight times at last count), a year spent in an orphanage, l1ving with various re­latives in different parts of the country, and all the time the child felt like and knew he was a girl, and was forced to live as a boy. •·:..ormally, I wound up playing by myself." roni found it very difficult to find friends in other children be­cause of her problem. At the time 11hen little girls don't like little boys Toni was the same way. As a girl she didn't like boys either and because she looked like a boy the little girls didn't like her. There were occasional bright spots. During the "Bat Man Era" Toni could play with a purse, saying it was the masked mans utility bag and wear a cape and pretend it was a ball gown. When Toni was eight years old her mother put her and her two sisters in a orphans home in Denver, Colorado. Toni was sepa rated from her sisters because of her male body. Gir ls were on one side of the home and the boys on th e other, this confused Toni because at eight she still could not accept being male and didn't unders tand why she was s ep­arated from her sisters. ''l think my relatives thought there was a difference in me be­cause after about a year in the home my grandfather came to Den­ver and moved us children to Corpus Christy, Texas and my sisters lived with my grandparents while I lived with my aunt and uncle and their son. My uncle was in the Navy and his son was about my age. I think they felt I would realize I was a 'boy' if I was in that kind of environment. We spent the summer there and l really enjoyed it. I found a close friend in the neighbor girl next door and we played such games as jump­rope, jacks, house and other typically 'girls' games." At other times when no one else was home Toni could enact the childs idea of a housewife. Toni also remembers risking ridicule to change into a skirt and blouse in a grade school restroom to join the girls in the gym for a game of basketball. Why? "I was crying out for someone to realize I was a girl! No matter what I did nobody understood." Another phase of Toni's life in­volved hiding some of his sisters clothes under his mattress and then dressing in them at night when everyone else was asleep. "I was about ten or eleven at the time, and I was living with my fathers broth­er and sister-in-law and their six children in Sheldon, Texas. I couldn't dress during the day be­cause there were too many .people around so I had to wait until after everyone was asleep. I was still living with them when I was twelve and my cousin was just beginning to -wear a bra,. and I began adding that to my wardrobe at night. The bra didn't fit prpperly So I had to adjust it every night and after about two weeks my aunt had a word or two with me about it. She. never actually said she thought l was the one who was changing the adjust­ments on the bra but I decided hot to readjust it after that." Despite the inner turmois Toni did well in school, skipping a term in the fourth grade and another in the fifth. But Toni failed the seventh grade. (Toni, as vlith most true transsexuals, has·a very high I.Q. . . Her I.Q. is 125 on the Welcher Adult Intelligence Scale where 19.9% is above ad­verage.) "Seventh grade was perhaps one of the most traumatic times of my life. With puberty came my voice change and along with it came other undesired changes. I really realized I had problems. Like the rest of the gir Is I wanted to date guys. I also realized this wasn't addepted. I was expected to be like the 'other guys' and date girls. I knew I wasn't a boy and the idea of dating girls was foreign to me. 1 just wasn't interested in girls. The girls didn't want to date me either because I wasn't the 'Ideal Guy." A compromise was reached eventually when Toni met a girl who liked to skate. "We were skating partners and ours was a platonic relationship." Another disappointment came that same year when Toni tried to get on the school cheerleading team. "I wanted to be a cheer­leader more than anything in the world.· She school didn't have any male cheerleaders and they wouldn' t make any exceptions. So, I wound up running track i nstead." (Toni today r egret s those ath­letic purs uits, for they developed her arms and legs so that she now doesn't appear as feminine as she would like.) Other diversions were swimming, ceramics and breeding blue-tailed guppies. " I found that if I had a great many other tings to keep me busy I didn't have to date." At age 14 Toni was two weeks into the eighth grade and still hadn't adjusted to having a male body. She ran away with a cousin to California. " Why was I born with this deformity? It was a fate worse than death - a living hell. I had not friends and I had long since learned I couldn't tell any­one how I felt." When Toni reach­ed California she had a nex ex­perience which for a short while she thought offered a solution to her problem. "My cousin and I met two homosexuals and we spent the night with them. My cousin was repulsP.d by their aggresivness and he left the next day. I said to myself, 'Perhaps this is what my problem is. Maybe I am gay. I decided to give it a try and I learned the first night thatl wasn't gay. I was still being treated as a male and my male genitalia was the object of most importance in any sex relationship with gay men. I hated my male genitalia and I was as upset with that kind of sex as my cousin was. I decided to continue and experiment with it because it at least offered a solut­ion to my situation. My cousin had called my mother and told her the type of enviornment I was in and she call~d ·the authorities and. she called the authoriti$s <1,nd had me sent back to Houston: f spent about two weeks with the two men and by that time l was sure I was not gay.'' . "After that r ran awa·y twice again, once. to Tennessee and once to Florida. I ,wl)nt hungry a lot and I often ate well too so it pretty well evened out. I lea·rned tct fend for myself, I also learned a lot about life .and people. Toni was .unhappy and unadjusted to the male role.' She couldn't make. frieRds and finally decided to try and adjust to being the man her body dictatecl she be. She had an uncle (the one she spent the summer 1Yith in Corpus Christi with) who had retired from the Navy. Her family said that joining the navy was the best thing she could do. "The Navy will make a man out of you," they said. So at fifteen she tried to enlist with her mother signing the papers. Somehow the Navy found out she was only fifteen and wouldn't let her join. "I was disappointed and ran away again .. I went from place to place taking odd jobs like dish­washing and sweeping floors to stay alive. I even worked one summer for the City of Houston as a basket boy at the .\lason Park Swimming Pool. When I was old enough to enter the service at seventeen I enlisted." During boot camp Toni excelled in all courses, and was on the swim team. Her company earned six ath­letic flags (awards) mostly due to her ability to swim. "I enjoyed boot caJTlp for the challenge, but I hated it for other reasons. Like having to shower with seventy­five guys . . . I found it very embarrasing even though I was physically no different than they were. Toni fell in love for the first time while in boot camp. He was an Iowa sailor and they became good friends. The man never sus­pected the relations hip was any­thing but the traditional "buddy type." Toni decided to go home with him on leave and when they left camp she had her first heterosex­ual experience. The sailor had written home to his girl and had her line up a date for Toni. " We went to a show the first night there and I fell asleep, I didn't want to try any­thing. I really only wanted to be with my buddy. He was upset about my going tn sleep and spent several hours telling me off. The next night I spent the night with the girl and had sex with her to satisfy my " buddy"." After boot camp Toni was as­signed to sea duty. Toni "couldn't take being aboard ship with 3500 men", and went absent without leave, returning to Iowa to stay with the girl she had metanddated during boot leave there. This girl later became Toni's first wife. Although they infrequently ha intercourse, they had a daughter two years and one month after they married. (Toni has said the child will never see her father again.) "I loved my daughter very much, more than I have ever loved anyone in my life. I would like to be her motber, of course I know that could never be, 1 don't be­lieve I ever really lover her mother as a husband perhaps should, but then, that to me, would have been homosexual. "The common law marriage ended in divorce after four years. During this period the Navy caught up with Tor:ii. While in the brig at Great Lakes Ill­inois Toni discovered a way to get out of the Navy .... permanently. In response to a question on an evaluation form "do you have any homosexual tendencies?", Toni replied, "! don't know but I like men." The result was an undesir­able discharge for her. Toni wishes she hadn't done that now however because she now thinks the navy was a good experience for her and she would like to return to the service after she has her sex changed and get an honorable dis­charge. Deciding "I hadn't tried as hard as I could to be what society thought I should be" Toni enrolled in a college in Iowa studying elec­trical engineering and computer sciences as well as participating actively in student government and campus organizations. She was president of her class, social editor of the yearbook, Iowa State advisor for Vocational Clubs of America, President and organizor for the schools bowling league, and captain of her team, she also organized a scholarship program to be maintained by the electrical engineering class for future stu­dents who needed a helping hand to go to school. "I went to school full time and worked part and full time jobs. It was hard to do but my wife also worked and that made it easier. I never had a hard time going to sleep at night during those years." Toni was a licensed radio operator at the time and the need to be herself never ceased. At night when her wife would go to bed Toni would tell her she was going to s tay up to try to contact other radio operators on the radio, and Toni would then dress up and be herself for a few hours. Sh€ often wouldn't even go to bed, but would stay up until time to go to school. MIi i.f NG ROOMS ., ... Meetings Wed. 7:30 p.m. MONTROSE GAZE 528 9069 10A Fairview Page 17 WHITE • LEGALLY ltlARRIED businessman age 48 w'ishes to establish contact with same in late thirties to late forties for sincere relationship. Exchange recent photo and details. Box 42011, Hous­ton, Texas 77042. SINGING - CLASSICAL PIANO - Professional instruction from a teacher who takes pride in stude11t advancement - 723-3524. PHOTOGRAPHER - - Will shoot anything you can do - or will print and develop your first 2 rolls of film free. 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Vernon, Houston, Texas 77006 STUDIO 9 • DALLAS - for your July 4th holiday pleasure , . . , EXCLUSIVE SHOWING - - - - AMERICAN CREAM!! Starts June 26 for two very special weeks. MALE MODELS - National fine art photographer needs Houston models for photographic port­folios. Emphasis on neat, trim build - - ballet or gymnastic ex­perience helpful; but not necess­ary, No previous modeling ex­perience required, Applicants paid $20 for test photographs, percent­age of portfolio sales if accepted, All art photographs - - 110 "porno". Apply by sending recent photo­graph, age, telephone and address to PRIMUS PHOTOGRAPHY, P.O. Box 19172, Houston, Texas 77024. All applicants will be contacted. PLANTS • for your house or apartment at prices you can af­ford - "HORSEAROUND" -- -- 4613 Mt. Vernon - Houston -- 522-5609 She finally found a doctor, a psychologist, who had had a trans­sexual patient before and thought she had finally succeeded in get­ting started. After several tests the doctor pronounced Toni a woman. Toni told her wife of the problem and then separated from during that time take hormones. Toni had done enough study on the subject by this time to be thorough­ly at ease in conversations with medical doctors and psychiatrists concerning the technical aspects and treatment procedure for trans ­sex4als. Knowing the requirements for surgery and not being able to get the necessary hormoneal ther ­apy to begin almost caused Toni to again have a nervous break­down. She finally convinced her psychiatrist to give her the female hormones she needed the first week in !J-icember of 1971. December 1, 1971 is officially the day Toni began her life as a woman, " As fa:- as lam concerned Richard Anthony Mayes no longer exists, there an, those of the police department here in Houston who would disagree with me but then they don't or won't or can't under­stand the problem." A quarter of the American popu­lation experiences gender dysph­oria syndrome - confusion about sexual identity - either personally or through close association with someone else. That startling estimate comes from Patrick Gandy, chief of Stan­ford University's Gender Identity Program. The term, he explained, encompasses the transsexual, the transvestite and the homosexual, each once considered distinct from the other . Recent studies have shown, however, that there really is very little difference among them as far as gender identity is concernec, Gandy said. Since Stanford opened its Gender Identity Program in 1967, about 60 persons, mostly men, have undergone sex - reassignment sur­gery, Gandy said. All the operat­ions are done at Chope Community Hospital, which is a county hospital in San Mateo County, California, and are performed by or under the supervision of Dr. Donald Laub, chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Rehabilitative Surgery at Standord. The surgery is done at a county hospital to help keep down expenses for the trans­sexual. The surgery costs between - -NUNTIUS PUBUSHED'IIIONTHL y ~STON.TEJ.(AS Editor - Phil Frank Associate Editor • Steve Jonsson Ad.ve,rti .sin.g ·--pro-duc·tion / Bob Cappell ~t~1'1Up6 5»$112 GAY PRIDE WEEK (answers) DOWN ACROSS 1, photo 4, par 5, river 6, funny 8, bus 9. say 11. oct 12, penis 13, not 15, group 16. to 18, nap 19. young 20. blink 21. si 22. imp 25, pitch 28. level 29. dull 30, Aztec 32, giant 35, merge 38, elbow 1. 2, 3. 5. 7. 10, 12. 14. 15, 17, 18. 20. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. plug over U,P, roof vein story pin nut get on no BS K,O, O,P. pie tot hoe lilac gun ant tip man rip 40. ice 37. eye 39. bi 40. ion $2800 and $3500, Gandy said. The ~ale to femaleconversion requires five to seven days hospitalization. The female to male operation is done in two steps each requiring a few days hospitalization. Candidates for surgery are re­quired to live in the gender of their choice for a full year pre­ceeding the operation. That is, a male who plans to become a fe­male must dress, work and other­wise live as a woman. "This is to satisfy the patient that it is the gender of his choice," Gandy said. "Nobody realizes howdifficultit is to pass oneself off as a member· of the opposite sex." Toni had to learn feminine manerisms, to walk and sit like a woman, to camouflage a bass voice. Hormones brought about bodily changes - enlarged breasts, light­ening and thinning of hair on most parts of the body, such as arms, legs, chest and tummy. The facial hair (beard) is not affected due to the better ability of the facial skin to utilize male testerone (: oNt,'NuED - Jo\'1. NbtttlU~ During this period Toni came across an article in a magazine written by psychiatrists which told of Transsexualism. Until this time she had never know that someone with her problem could actually change their physical sex. "I had thought I was cursed with the male body for the rest of my life, a woman in a mans body." "When I read the story I knew I had to have the operation to change my sex. I knew that this surgery would let me be me for the first time in my life." her. Her wife moved back to Iowa and Toni began to live as a woman. r-------'"*'.'-----------------------.11 Toni began searching libraries for more information on the subject, she didn't sleep well, was argumentive, nervous, continually upset, she lost her friends rapidly, and was misserable for her wife to live with. She left Iowa and came back to Houston to learn more of the surgery. When she got here she began looking for a doctor who would help her to get the hormones she needed to start the change. "My all consuming goal was to get that operation, I lost two jobs and everything else I had ever had while trying to get started." Page 18 Then more problems began to spring up. The doctor she had found couldn't find other doctors who were willing tohelpwithpres­cribing the hormones anddoingthe surgery. Tonialmosthadanervous breakdown. After six months her doctor sent her to Texas Research Institute Of Mental Sciences (TR­IMS) at the Houston Medical Center and they tested and evaluated her again there. They, after another six months, decided she was a true transsexual but TRIMS would not gi'l'.e her the hormones either. Of the probably twelve medical centers and universities that do the operation (sex-reassignment sur­gery) in the United States all re­quire that the patient live in the gender role of choice for at least one full year prior to surgery and SUBSCRIBE TO THE NUNTIUS $4.00 - 12 Issues Class.iiied Advertiising - 10¢ per word ENCLOSED$ _____ _ Name _______________________ _ Address--------------------- City _____________________ _ State------------ Zip--------- The NUNTIUS 4615 Mt. 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Shepherd ...... 528-9430 ART CINEMA THEATRE 6140 Village Parkway ... 528-8186 ci- 40~ <fNUN i& !!!~MUNIT}tj; ~V~OL~U~M~E~4~N~0~-~6 __________ ..;.... ___ ~ 1.....:IJ~U~N~E~l9~7-=-3 HOJ.1$TON, TEXAS SUH and SAND and a HANDSOME MAH • ." Phata essay by prize winning Dallas phatagrapher Waady Keas.
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