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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 3, No. 10, October 1972 - File 016. 1972-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 3, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/3505/show/3495.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 3, No. 10, October 1972
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Publisher City Art Studio
Date October 1972
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 28912012
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
Rights No Copyright - United States
Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 016
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Be that as it may, we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of this book. Its theme (gay-hustler -hitchhikers) has been much overworked of late, its characterizat- ios is often wooden, and many of the principals experiences seem unnessarily repetitive. Now that we've given you some warning of SEARCH'S drawbacks, we can proceed with the multiple reasons why this narrative of a gay oddyssey is worth reading and owning. The book is in two parts, the first of which deals with Frank, a successful young businessman in his early thirties, who feels empty and useless after the sudden death of his wife. On the advice of neighbors and friends, Frank leaves the small midwestern town where he has spent his life to date, and starts out on an aimless drive across the continent. He picks up a hitchhiker, Billy, who tells him he is a hustler. In his naivete Frank does not know what a hustler is; nor does he yet know anything about his own true nature and his needs to give and receive love. But he learns! He learns as he encounters Ray, the sailor; Carl, the drifter; Tony, the beautiful, hustling orphan; and Jim, the fugitive from straight matrimony. Then we turn to Tony, the hero of the second part, an orphan who is unlike Frank in that he has been exposed to homosexual practice since early adolescence. However, like Frank, he needs to express his gay feelings more deeply than the casual encounter in movies and T-rooms will allow. At times Tony comes across as the hustler with the proverbial heart of gold . . . or at least with manifest sensitivity. Combinations of chance and psychological necessity bring Frank and Tony together in a YMCA, then separate them, then reunite them. How similar this is to life itself, any sexually experienced reader can testify. Memorable vignettes abound in this surprising book. An orgy on a YMCA shower floor, a confrontation between Tony and an emasculating bitch who wants his lover, a shakedown and brutal rape, a wild posing session for teenage photography models, and several others that remain in the reviewer's memory. Beneath the surface descriptions of actual gay sex, the narcissism, promiscuity, gang-bang and orgy, is the haunted cry of the authentic lover who cannot understand or accept his gay nature that an oppressive society not only rejects but punishes as criminal. NEW INTERNATIONAL GUIDEBOOK --by Alan EOS-GUIDE 1972, edited by Kim Kent of Copenhagen, Denmark; 376 pages bound in red patent leather; available from Elysian Fields, 81 - 13 Broadway, Elmhurst, New York, 11373; price $5. For those who plan to travel abroad and want some tips on where the gay scene can be found in the country you're visiting, there's a new EOS-GUIDE 1972 which you'll want to refer for valuable information. This international guidebook lists names and addresses in 850 cities throughout the world (including the U.S.) for bars, restaurants, baths, unique streets, parks, T-rooms, beaches, nude bathing areas, movie theaters, and hotels and night clubs of gay interest. Included is a special section giving age limits and other particular requirements of law in each country. Distinctively bound and pocket size, the EROS-GUIDE is not sold in shops, and is available by mail order only. THE GOLDEN SAWDUST by Alan THE GOLDEN SAWDUST by George Arents; 203 pages; $6.50; Vnatage Press, Inc., 516 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001. You turn on to car racing? If so, you'll dig thio sophisticated presentation of the sights and sounds of the great European car races from the gay perspective. TEXAS O.V. 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MCC-HolIywood was the first American (perhaps the first in the world, as their publicity claims) church to be entirely gay oriented. Many a church has had a closety gay pastor, to be sure, but MCC- Hollywood was the first to accept the homosexuality of its pastor and congregation and build on that homosexuality in a constructive manner. As a consequence, MCC churches across the nation has achieved the reputation of being integral elements in the gay communities which they strive to serve. But all this has been of relatively resent origin. To understand the significance ofthispehn- omenon emerging in the 1960's, one needs to read the compelling, often provocative autobiography of founder-pastor Troy Perry. "I am not a creature from the outer darkness," asserts Perry. "I am a homosexual, a man of flesh and blood. And I have a few things to say . . . ." Lover of God and lover of men, this activist pastor pulls no punches as he narrates the story of his personal life and that of his church. His revelations are sometimes shocking, often explosive, and surprisingly fascinating. He makes no attempt to milk the reader for sympathy. Sometimes, in fact, his egoism gets in the way of whatefer sympathy might otherwise be forthcoming. But enough gays have been through the same kind of sexist discrimination which he describes to be able to empathize, if not sympathize, with his position in most instances. "I am a human being first," he explains, "who believes that sexual orientation should be no more important as a standard for judging.a person than knowing how one makes a living or combs his hair." An extreme position perhaps, especially in an uptight society which so clearly dotes on its sexual neuroses. But this is not to say that in any sense Perry's viewpoint and that of the entire gay activist movement is unworthy of profound consideration by middle-of-the- road gays who have long ago come out of their closets but who are still somewhat timid about public demonstrations of nascent gay power-political, economic, religious, social, etc. Troy Perry has long since worked through the conflicts and answered these demanding questions for himself, as he details in the autobiography. His attempt at leading a "straight" life by marrying and having children ended in near disaster and an attempted suicide. Not until he was able to accept what he was, and turned to a. quest for self-respectandspiritual fulfillment, did he begin to find inner peace and contentment. Possibly, just possibly there's a message for all of us in the story of Troy Perry, servant of God as revealed in Jesus Christ and fac- ilitater of his fellow man. Page 15
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