As as this issue I would like
to welcome our new readers in
Oklahoma City. I am sure our
directory for Oklahoma City is
not complete, but I hope we will
have it brought up to date in the
very near future.
Labor Day Weekend will soon
be here and activity should be just
about everywhere. Sally's in the
900 Lovett complex in Houston has
not filled us in on the details of
their activities, but all they will
say is that it will be a surprise!
And speaking of surprises, the
move of the Mr. Gay America Pageant seems to have surprised a
lot of people. The show should
bring in a lot of out of towners into
the Bayou City.
And when you think of holidays
you have to think of the Bourbon
Pub and Parade in New Orleans.
If there is anything to do with a
party, you can bet the Pub will
be the number one spot to be at!
After Dark Bookstore in Houston now has a half of block of
free parking across the street
from its front doors. That
should help alleviate some of the
late night traffic problems.
And speaking of After Dark,
well, that's where this issue's
cover boy comes from. Twenty-
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Due to the closing of the Bayou
Landing Club in Dallas, and also
to the uncertainty of its re-opening,
a new site was found for the First
Annual Mr. Gay America Pageant
to be held Sunday, September 5th,
Labor Day Weekend.
The Mr. Gay America Board
of Directors wishing not to change
the date of the contest was not able
to find suitable facilities available
five year old Archie Russ takes
over this week's cover. Archie
is the manager of After Dark in
Houston and can be found there
Jann Russell will be hosting
the Miss Gay Texas At Large at
the Dallas OP in September. It
should really be quite a show!
Down San Antonio way, the
4th Annual Miss Gay Southwest
Texas Pageant is slated of Sept.
4th and 5th at the Sagittarius.
It should be a full house for the
annual contest, so make plans to
And speaking of September
activities, get ready for Carnival
at the Locker come Sept. 23rd.
Houston will be waiting!!!
Til next week,
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on the date of the contest in Dallas.
Wishing to keep the Pageant centrally located, the Mr. Gay America Board of Directors is pleased to
announce that Mr. Gay America
1976 will be held at the Depo$itory
Club, 2606 Peckham, in Houston.
Pageant starting time will be
9:30 p.m., and will be emceed by
Mr. C. J. Harrington, the first Mr.
David; Mr. Tuna Starr, the first
Miss Gay Arkansas; and Mr.
Michael Andrews, Miss Gay America 1976.
Reserved seating tickets will
cost $4.00 per person, while general admission will be $2.00 at the
door. Persons wisjing to purchase
reserved seating tickets by mail
should write to: MGA Tickets, c/o
The Depository, 2606 Peckham,
Houston, Texas 77006. All ticket
requests should be accompanied by
a money order or cashiers check
made payable to "Pageant" for the
exact amount of tickets.
Entry applications and information are available at the Depository.
Hundreds of persons filled the
Houston Old Plantation Club to capacity with a standing room only
crowd to watch the Mr. Gay Texas
1976 Pageant. Contestants came
from across Texas to compete for
the title and chance to try for the
Mr. Gay America title Labor Day
Eleven contestants competed
in sportswear, talent, and swim-
wear and then the field was narrowed down to five contestants
who answered live interview questions on stage.
For the first time in the history of the pageant, a tie occurred
between two of the top three finishers and a tie breaking interview
question was asked.
Raul of Houston was 2nd runner
up., Mike Rhoads, sponsored by the
Club Baths of Dallas, was 1st runner up; and Robert Jones, Mr.
Club Baths of Dallas, was the new
Mr. Gay Texas 1976.
The Pageant was hosted by
C. J. Harrington, the first Mr.
David, the Old Plantation's Ernestine and Jennifer George, and Miss
Gay America 1976, Michael Andrews.
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