VOLUME S NO. 2 APRIL 1974
ARSONIST(S) BURN FARMHOUSE CLUB
Sunday AM March 3, at 6:55
a 4 ala rm fire destroyed Houston's
largest Gay club.
The Farmhouse Club, 3535
Westheimer was in the process of
rebuilding for reopening on March
9th and was closed at the time of
the March 3rd blaze due to a
previous five the 27th of January.
According to Arson Investigator
Parks, "arson was the definite
cause of the latest fire. Two -
two gallon gasoline cans were
recovered at the scene. Fire had
been deliberately set at the entrance,
the front corner and the
double doors leading to the parking
Parks aslo stated that, "employees
and connected personnel
with the Farmhouse had undergone
lie-dector tests and that the
results did not in any way indicate
that any were implicated in the
The previous fire was not ruled
arson but the arson aspect had not
been ruled out and since the later
blaze final ruling as to cause is
pending. Mr. Parks stated that
"there are two teams of investigators
working on the Farmhouse
case and any information anyone
might have to help would be kept
in strict confidence. Anonymous
persons who might wish to help
in anyway might call the Arson
Division or Mr. Howe! or Newton
at the Plantation on Westheimer."
This help is needed and it is the
responsibility of the gay community
to help if possible."
STREAKING - GOOD/BAD/IMMORAL?
by Jim Chase
"Streaking" good or bad, moral
or immoral? Who cares as long as
it is fun and nobody is hurt by it?
In the past couple months things
that might be considered strange
by some, have been happening all
over this great, "free" country
ours. Streakers have been appearing
everywhere, including our
favorite television shows. If you
didn't catch the streakers on your
favorite news broadcast, or the
''Tonight Show", don't give up. Just
make sure you see "Password"
on April 16th.
For once Texas hasn't been left
out; colleges, highschools, night
clubs, and landmarks have all
gotten into the act. In Houston, the
"Tiger Room Club" has been
streaked on several occasions
(once by the entire female staff
of the Texas Free Press). In San
Antonio, even the Tower of the
Americas was streaked (March
29, 1974 issue Texas Free Press).
In Corpus Christi, a male streaker
dashed down the main corridor of
a local high school during the noon
hour. Just across the border, in
Nuevo Laredo, streaking became a
Mr. Emmett Newton one of the
owners of the Farmhouse told the
NUNTJUS: "The FARMHOUSE will
be rebuilt as soon as possible and
be bigger and better than ever
form of protest for three prostitutes
were soliciting in the
downtown area, away from the
city's red light district.
Streaking has had its problems:
Three Brigham Young University
strear.ers have been
ordered to pay for clothing someone
else was wearing while they
were streaking across the campus.
The Provo, Utah judge decided that
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It seems that before a person
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start on the road to success, he
must first come to grips with
himself. So it is with Steven
Grossman, who just four years
ago was student body president of
Erasmus High School in Brooklyn
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Understanding and appreciating
oneself is not the easiest chore in
the world, especially when, like
Steve, you realize you are a gay
male in a straight world. But being
gay is just one facet of Steven's
personality that he now understands.
Originally, he wanted to be an
actor and had planned to study at
the prestigious Neighborhood
Playhouse in New York. In order
to earn money for his studies,
Grossman worked at Coney Island
during the summer as a "stab
and bagger" - - a garbage collector
on the beach. It was during
this time that Steven's lady friend
had left for England telling him in
no uncertain terms to get himself
a bit more together. Steven soon
renewed a friendship with a man
who had recently become aware of
his own gay persuasion, and it was
through that friendship that Grossman
gained an Understanding of his
personal homosexuality. Finding
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straight males, combined with a
lack of money from the Coney
Island Job, Steven quit and tried
to sort out things for a year.
This was a difficult period for
Grossman, he says now, because
for the first time he experienced
true love, and consequently learned
about the rejection that that
emotion ·often entails. He began
putting his thoughts into songs,
many of which appear on the album.
Steven is· especially proud of the
songs from that period because,
as he says, "For the first time I
could write what I felt and not
what I thought other people wanted
Several of the songs on "CarTonight"
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that gays· face in a straight society:
"Song To Bonnie" reflects
on his leaving his heterosexual
past and joining an oppressive gay
lifestyle; "Out" depicts the problems
of telling one's parents that
their child is gay; and "Many Kinds
Of Love'! deals with the religious
ramifications of being homosexual.
Other songs deal with everyday occurences
and events and are not
limited to the gay perspective.
Despite his songs and personal
lifestyle, . Steven Grossman is not
a crusader in the true meaning of
the word. He wants to be judged
as an artist who happens to be
gay, rather than as a gay performer.
One main goal of Steven's
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W}IITE MALE · G-100
Would like to discover another
well-adjusted gay male for a meaningful
and hopefully lasting relationship.
I have many interests, but
no hangups, affectionate - and
age no barrier. Any reply would
~~d in high esteem, and nat-
11'ra1Ty confidential. Photos gladly
BI-SEXUAL W/M · G-116
54 year old white male • kind,
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a young to middle age "butch"
type bi or gay male to live in.
Would prefer a lazy - unambitious •
shiftless • inconsiderate• no-good
S.O.B. who can be sincere about a
WHITE MALE · G-101
Business executive married but
has own place in town, fifty, interested
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G • 107
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age 41, 6'1", trim 165 and well
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I stand 5'9" tall. Slim built, with
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