Cautiously making sure that
customers make the suggestion of
a sex act to guard against police
officers bound by judicial entrapment rulings, such one man operations are able to conduct business with virtual impunity.
A typical ad might read like
this one from a recent issue of
ATTR BLOND STUD
Bodybuilder. 25, 6', 178, college
student will model nude or ?? Dig
almost any scene. Will travel by
hour or day. (The phone number)
Just like the more blatant ads
for female prostitution that run
in some of the underground media,
police say they are unable to take
any action on the basis of the advertisement alone.
In Los Angeles last year, police arrested 3,400 persons for
lewd conduct nearly all of them
male. While no exact breakdown
by sex is available on prostitution
arrests, police estimate thatabout
5,000 of the 16,000 arrests for
that crime were homosexual males
Police said they have virtually no
trouble with female homosexual
Sgt. Glen Sousa of LAPD's 70
man administrative vice squad
says that more homosexual prostitution has come to the attention
of police in the last couple of years
as an indirect result of the more
"open attitude" toward homosexuality.
"Gay Lib may bring out more
latents each of whom may not have
the good judgment ot handle it
(his homosexuality) in a lawful
manner," Sousa said.
Sousz maintained that the LAPD
has no men permanently assigned
to the problem of homosexual prostitution.
Police do not go into known
gay bars looking for male prostitutes unless they have received a
complaint, law enforcement officials stated.
Instead they said, they concentrate on public locations like rest
rooms, movie theaters and such
transient points as the Greyhound
bus station in Hollywood.
Gay leaders in Los Angeles
and San Francisco agreed that
law enforcement has let up some of
the pressure on gay bars, though
But they still vehemently protested that most arrests are the result of entrapment.
Sgt. Sousa denied it, saying
vice officers are carefully instructed to avoid "enticing" situations
and attempt to do nothing that
would "plant the idea" of sex
in the mind of a suspect.
What really concerns some law
enforcement officials is what they
say is an increasing number of juveniles showing up in both prostitution operations and homosexual
Los Angeles Police Chief Edward M. Davis recently came out
in opposition to matter from a
1969 report by the state Department
of Mental Hygene, "Another Look
at Sex Offenders in California."
That study of 887 pedophiles
(persons favoring children as sex
partners) at Atascadero State Hospital 65% of them from Los Angeles County revealed that 75% were
heterosexual while only 20% were
A study at the hospital about a
year ago revealed no significant
change in the makeup of sex offenders.
James Moore, a consultant to
the office of program review at
Atascadero State Hospital, sugg-
ested that current laws may drive
homosexual to abusing juveniles
and young children.
"Because of the social problem
he might encounter by openly announcing that he is a homosexual,
Moore said, a homosexual "may
look to cover it up by doing so in
the only place that feels comfortable with children. He does not have
to deal with a mature adult who
might question his sexual competency.
Ray Broshears, who heads a
militant gay organization in San
Francisco called Helping Hands,
sees still another problem when
minors get involved in prostitution.
"Some of these operations turn
into drug and blackmail scenes,"
"Pictures are taken of the kids
and then when the youth threatens
to quit he is told that if he does,
these very embarrasing pictures
might be sent home to his parents. Either that or they hook him
on drugs so he really can't leave"
On a routine misdemeanor prostitution or lewd conduct arrest,
a first time offender usually is
offered the opportunity to plead
guilty to a lesser charge like disturbing the peace or trespassing.
Although his police record will
still indicate an arrest for a "sex
crime" the first offender usually
gets off with one or two years
probation and a $50 fine.
Dave Perez, head of the city
attorney's criminal division, said
such "plea bargaining" procedures at the time of arraingment
was instigated about two years
ago to help alleviate crowded court
Repeated offenders, however
especially in cases involving children usually are committed to Atascadero State Hospital, where the
average stay may be 14 to 18
months. During that time no attempt is made to convert homosexuals unless they seek it.
"We don't encourage them one
way or the other," said an Atascadero aide, "Ourresponsibiltiy
is to help him develop skills to
keep him from breaking laws.
"We help him develop proposed
state legislation which would abolish criminal penalties for private sex acts between consenting
Taking the position that homosexual behavior is a threat to
society, the chief cited studies in
1963 indicating that "homosexuals
attempt to seduce young boys."
No clear cut picture seems to
emerge regarding the use of juveniles in prostitution and pornography. While some police officials
believe they have seen an increased
use of young boys, others maintain
the figure is small and always has
Probably the most recent information on the meaningful relationships, sex-related social skills.
We just tell him children are out.
What you do with consenting adults
Societal pressure will continue
to chase gays to prostitutes said
Kilhefner of the Gay Community
Enclosed is a handbill which
was circulated during the weekend
of December 1-2 at 28 gay establishments in Houston. The document is fairly self-explanatory.
Since Integrity/Houston is not
principally political, the board of
directors and membership wish to
clarify its motives.
It was not Integrity's intention
to select a single candidate for
endorsement, but rather to make
known to Houstons' Gay community
the positions of all candidates regarding our special interests.
Faced with complete disregard, as
in the case with Hadfield, or be-
gnign neglect, as in the case with
Gottlieb, we must assume the
worst. If a candidate will not
speak to us, even through a staff
worker, we cannot presume he will
speak for us if elected.
Houston's homophile subculture has legitimate interests
and grievances. We are taxed to
pay the salaries of civil servants,
but are considered unfit for Civil
Service ourselves. Our places of
congregation are subject to raid
on impulse and we are jailed on
unfounded charges. Laws are applied unequally to heterosexuals and
homosexuals. We have little or no
appeal for discriminatory acts.
We become political cannon fodder
in times of moral hysteria.Careers
are destroyed and family ties are
severed at the caprice of those
in authority. Our conscience and
concern for our welfare impel
us to- redress these injustices.
We do not ask for special privileges or favors; we ask only
for the same rights and protection of these rights that other citizens enjoy. If a political figure
feels "not qualified" to address
this simple proposition, he is also
"not qualified" to govern the gay
citizenry fairly, and is undeserving
of our support.
Within the constraints of our
limited funds and manpower, Integrity plans to continue polling
incumbents and aspirants to office
and to make their responses (or
lack thereof) known to our brethren
This is an activity which is legitimate, responsible and necessary.
It reflects our desire for an informed electorate and for an improvement in our general welfare.
We hope it is received in this
spirit. A |
Integrity/Houston, a homophile organization, invited the three leading Mayoral candidates to separately address the group on any topic
that any candidate felt was relevant
The responses were, as follows:
Bud Hadfield: No response whatsoever.
Dick Gottlieb: An aide telephoned
to say that they did not feel qualified to peak on that topic.
Fred Hofheinz: Personally appeared before Integrity for an hour
and twenty minutes and endorsed
Gay Rights. Fred pledged equal
opportunity in hiring and promot-
ioms under Civil Service and an
end to police harrassment of Gays.
He is receptive to establishing a
liaison between the police and the
gay community in order to eliminate some of the harmful misconceptions which now exist. He
believes the Police Academy
should include instruction on improving community relations with
minority groups, including Gays,
in addition to acontinuingprogram
of sensitivity training.
There is only one candidate
in the runoff who believes that the
status quo for Houston's Gays
requires improvement. Think about that seriously before you vote
on December 4, because it will
profit you little to do so afterwards if your personal rights
Voting for the candidate of your
choice is your right voting is your
If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem!
Please pass this on to a Gay
Brother or Sister
Earlier this month 10 vice
officers armed with warrants
halted operation of two of the
nations largest makers of Gay
Jaguar Productions and Pat
Rocco were the objects of abuse
by this law enforcement agency.
Details are not known at this time
but at the home of Pat Rocco,
where the warrants were executed,
was Rob Cole, News Editor for
The Advocate. Mr. Cole was detained by the officers and not permitted to leave but the outcome
of this and details will be in the