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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 5, No. 1, January-February 1974
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date January 1974-February 1974
Language English
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • 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
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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Transcript Ms. Sandy Horn 71, Chelverton Road Putney London, S.W. 15 England Dear Brothers and Sisters, I wonder if you can help me. I would very much like to have the names and addresses, etc. of any bars, clubs, discos, etc. that may exist for gay women in the Houston area. Also, I would very much like to have a copy of Nuntius, so. I enclose a small check to cover the cost of your sending it to me over here and to help with your very fine work. So, I thank you very, very much look forward to hearing from you soon, and remain, Yours Sincerely, Sandy Horn P.S. Air mail please sea mail now takes over two months. Dear Sandy, The copy of the Nuntius and information you requested are in the mail to you. We are happy to be able to give you four particular places in Houston where you will find Gay Women most welcome. The Roaring 60's, Keys, JustMar- ion and Lynn's (mixed), and now the Male Box (mixed). Ed. La Caja Robbed Last Monday night-the LaCaja at 1104 Tuam, Houston was robbed by two men of $334.00. The two men came in the bar at ten minutes to one and stayed long enough to rob the bar of its register money as well as change and funds located elsewhere in the business. The owner of the club stated that the men had been in previously as customers and knew their way around well in order to have been able to tell them where the money was kept and have them produce it. After having robbed the bar, the men then forced the customers numbering about 40 to produce . their jewelry and money. The Houston Police Department is to be complimented on their handling of this robbery. The two men are in custody at this time. They were identified in a line-up by Mr. Bill Wassou, owner of the La Caja and another person who was in the bar at the time of the robbery. The LaCaja has undergone a big change in the past few weeks. The remodeling has made the club much larger and comfortable for the customers. Drop in and. see the change in this bar, one of Houston's oldest gay spots. ^QUALITY PRINTING 524-5612 m CUSTOM DESIGN PRMTIN6'- ■ BROCHURES 8. BOOKLETS m CATALOGUES m DISTINCTIVE LETTERHEADS , m ENVELOPES ■ INVITATIONS Complete type setting and layout. . "WE PRINT ANYTHING" 46/5 Mt Vernon £ Houston, Tex 770061 Bette Midler Tops Worst Dressed List Singer Bette Midler is No. 1 on Mr. Blackwell's list of the 10 worst dressed women of 1973. No. 10 is a man: rock music star David. Bowie. For only the second time in 14 years of issuing the list, Black- well included a man. The designer explained. ' 'If they want to face the public as a woman they deserve to make the list." He described Bowie as "a cross between Joan Crawford and Marlene Dietrich doing a glitter revival of "New Faces." The other man who made the list in another decade is comedian Milton Berle. Berle dressed as a woman on his weekly television show to earn that title. . The 1973 list also includes such persons as Britain's Princess Anne and Jacqueline Onassis. Blackwell, saving his most cutting remarks for Miss Midler, said, "She looks like she took pot luck in a laundromat. Unlike Phyllis Diller, who worked at being bad, Bette Midler loves her scene," said Blackwell. "She is really taking it seriously. She has put the worst of nostalgia together. Nothing really looks right on her. "I don't know where she got that push-up bra,"headded. "That went out years ago" He siad he judged her personal wardrobe rather than her stage costumes. The worst dressed, named by Blackwell in order of ranking from one to 10, were: Miss Midler, Princess Anne, actress Raquel Welch, tennis star Billie Jean King, Mrs. Onassis, actresses King, Mrs. Onassis, actresses Elke Sommer and Sarah Miles, the Andrews Sisters, actress Liv Ullman and Bowie. The designer criticized Mrs. Onassis for her casual wardrobe. "I'd like to see her in a dress. I'm tired of $5000 worth of T- shirts," he chided. Board Orders Boys to Wear Swim Suits The Duluth school board has voted 5-3 to require boys in junior high school swimming classes to wear swim suits. Board members allocated $14,000 to buy about 5,000 bathing suits for the 2,750 boys who participate in the classes, but they said it may be next spring before the suits can be distributed. Dr. Leonard D. Wheat, who opposed the requirement, said, "we pointed out that the enforced wearing of suits was no solution to the issues of prudishness and modesty because students will gapg shower in the nude." If there is no more to it than prudishness and modesty, why then do we require the wearing of clothes in other monosexual gatherings?" responded the Rev. David Kruell. "We are following a double standard." The controversy apparently began when parents complained that the practice of swimming nude was immodest. The proposal to require boys to wear suits was made by board member Ruth Mye"rsandhas been under study for months. A poll of junior high boys showed more favored sutis than favored swimming in the nude, but a great majority indicated it was no concern to them either way. i, .pi-cm* iww Vulgarity in Living BioTr Charged by 40 Protesters "Vulgarity is the name of the game in the Living Bible," one placard read. Some 40 protesters, led by 14 Baptist ministers, were objecting to the sale of the new version of the Bible at the Baptist Book Store here. The Rev. Bobby Flatt of the Eden Missionary Baptist Church and his followers say the Bible's text edited by Dr. Kenneth Taylor, is vulgar. Among "dirty" passages, they say, is one of the Old Testament book of Judges which talks about "sex perverts" who encircled a house and began demanding that a man staying inside be brought out "so they could rape him." Say Movement Fights Stigma of Prostitution . „ ^ Los AnSeles they are called "male models," "escorts" or "California GoldenBoys"InDallas "masseurs." and San Diego they are simply But the descriptions are nothing known as "fellows." And in San more than code names. The job is Francisco and other major cities usually the same. They are male they may promote themselves as prostitutes "call Boys" servicing an increasingly vocal and visible homosexual community and mushrooming pornography industry. Members of the "gay" community and law enforcement officials agree that prostitution among homosexuals is no new phenomenon It is as old as homosexuality itself. But the so-called Gay Liberation Movement's fight for civil rights and the exploitation by underground newspapers of homosexual prostitution has broughtthe "profession" into the open more than ever before. In recent months, the mass homosexual slayings in Houston and the breakup of alleged homosexual prostitution rings in Dallas and Los Angeles that sent call boys around the country has sent shock waves through beth^thei "straight" and the gay communities. A gay community fighting for social acceptance and respectability has found itself on the defensive and forced to rebut allegations that all homosexuals are either degenerates or potential mass murderers, even though most police officials, lawyers and psy- police officials, lawyers and psychologists agree this is not the case. Spokesmen within the increasingly organized gay community maintain that male prostitution within the homosexual community is no greater a problem than female prostitution in the heterosexual community. In fact, there are homosexuals who believe prostitution may actually have decreased in recent yearswith the emergence of Gay Lib and the coinciding increase in social outlets for homosexuals. Gay liberation has brought more people out into the open about their homosexuality, said Don Kilhefner, executive director of the Gay Community Services Center in Los Angeles. "People don't have to resort to such clandestine operations (as prostitution) anymore,'' he said What then drives a male homosexual to become a prostitute? Essentially the same things that motivate a woman to become one. Some fall into it out of desperation. Some see it as a part time job while going to school or to supplement a low paying job. And a few obviously enter it because they think they'd like the work and the glamor they believe would come with it. "Frankly, in this day and age, U's an easy way to make money," Page 4
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