Ms. Sandy Horn
71, Chelverton Road
London, S.W. 15
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,
P.S. Air mail please sea mail
now takes over two months.
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).
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
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.
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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
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.
Boys to Wear
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
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.
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Vulgarity in Living
BioTr Charged by
"Vulgarity is the name of the
game in the Living Bible," one
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
The Rev. Bobby Flatt of the
Eden Missionary Baptist Church
and his followers say the Bible's
text edited by Dr. Kenneth Taylor,
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
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
"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,"