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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 3, No. 9, September 1972
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Transcript RIOtARD TONI MAYES HOW Beginning with the next suc­cessive issues, this publication will print a seralized, complete life history and medical data on Richard Anthony Mayes, 25, of Houston, Texas. As many of the readers of this paper are aware, Richard, or as she would prefer to be known, Toni, as at the present time a canidate for stix-assignment sur­gery at the Stanford Medical Uni­versity in California. We intend in future issues to give the complete story of Toni's life to this point listing all of the facts . as are known at this time of the trans-sexual problem, and the complete story of her con­stant battle with the Houston Police Department regarding her mode of dress. Do not miss a word of this highly engrossing story. ISSUE 12 of RICHARD MAYES 1969 Dr. FRANK KAMENY SPEAKS at Republican Convention Remarks of Dr. Franklih E. Kam­eny, representing The National Coalition of Gay Organizations, before Subcommittee II - - Human Rights and Responsibilities of the Resolutions (Platform) Committee of the Republican National Com­mittee. Mr. Chairman, MembersofSub­committee U on Human Rights and Responsibilities of the Re­publican National Platform Com­mittee: Ta· · 1g your Subcommittee title Ta ig your Subcommittee title at face value, I am pleased to have this opportunity to appear before you to discuss the human rights of some fifteen million of our American citizens and why the Republican Party has a compelling responsibility to concern itself with those rights. My name is Dr. Franklin E. Kameny. I live in Washington, D. C. I appear before you, with pride, as a homosexual American citizen. If, throughout my remarks, and in your later deliberations, you will keep constantly in mind the second and third words of that phrase-­American citizen - - instead, merely, of the first word--homo­sexual -- you should have no problems at all with implementing our needs and with incorporating our concerns in the Republican Party Platform. In fact, if you keep that phrase in mind, it will be difficutl indeed for you not to incorporate our concerns in your platform, if only because it is so outrageoud that ANY group tf American citizens, in this day and age, should still have these concerns unmet and requiring at­tention. And so it is with a burn­ing sense of injustice long endured and justice long denied that we appear here today. More formally, I appear before you as a spokesman for the National Coalition of Gay Organizations. ·1<·'" DR. FRANK KAMEHY There are over 500 organizations in this country working on behalf of our fifteen million homosexual American citizens, men and women both. As is to be expected in a vital, vigorous, rapidly-growing movement, these groups contain amongst them, a variety of ap­proaches, philosophies and ideol­ogies, methodologies, and em­phases. But each, in its own way, is working for rights, equality, opportunity, decent treatment now, and basic human dignity for homo­sexuals as homosexuals. We enjoy none of those things now, although ALL American citizens are sup­posed to enjoy them all. These groups have formed an informal, or semiformal, ad hoc coalation for purposes of involvement in an impact on the current Presidential campaign. That coalition is th.; National Coalition of Gay Organ­izations. By formal decision, the Coalition deals with gay issues alone, and not with other issues currently in the forefront in our country and in this campaign. While no one person can possibly re­present the entirety of a large and varied community, and it would be foolish of me to claim to do so, in my presentation here, I represent the entirety of a large and varied community, and it would be foolish of me to claim to do so, in my presentation here, I re­present as good a general con­sensus of the majority of ou~, community as it is currently feas- OUR COl\tvlUNITY . NOThiNG hUMAN is Ali EN TO us l ~~-. I \ \ .\ ~~~ • i: \ l ~ 1 ' ' ~ -., , J ) 1 11 111 \ i ti I 11' 1 it·, ~ , ill CI' " ( J t 11 I ) ( • I l ', • t t l (. •• t 1ANNOUNCING ( ~E (\~ ~PARTMENT ~ 4 - 12 DAILY - SOf Tap - I/Of 4 - OPEN 1 SATURDAY 3 - 12 SUNDAY Wine Cooler - 60f Pitcher - $1.SO Wine - SOf~ I Tommys - Poco Mas Champagne Hamburgers and tap beer - ALL you can eat or drink EVERY SUNDAY - 6 to 9 IIIIPPY 1/0f/fi 4-7MON-SAT 3 - 6 SUNDAY ALL DRINKS 30t Dancing & Pool I Completely Remodeled New Large Patio New Owners '\ New Bartenders ,, MIKE KEITH KENT) 478-0224 JLAUSTIN, TEX. ij 2828 RIO GRANDE (29th & Rio Grande) ~ \ _ .. .. ~. .- >'... .. ~ JOHN has turned from the TABLE ta the f T H E 9 , ·0 a 911 LOVETT JA 8-8118' C L u B ible to achieve--a consensus of a,~~(~~~ ... ;t'....... t largest minority group in our coun­try after the Blacks; a community which is now entering the political arena openly, vigorously, and en­thusiastically, both as voters and as candidates being voted for. I could easily devote several times my alloted quarter-hour to a full and detailed recital of those of our grievances which our government at all levels should be considering. I will not try. Even an adequate treatment of our abuses at the hands of our Federal government alone would take far more time than I have, even were I to limit that, in turn, to the indignities visited upon us just by the Executive Branch. Attached to copies of my remarks, which you have received, and which we shall try to place in the hands of all members of the full Platform Com-mittee, is a proposed Platform L---------------... Plank, the provisions of which will Page 2 - indicate to you some of the abuses which we feel should be attended to and which properly come within Federal purview in one way or another, directly or indirectly, formally or informally. We point out, however, that the situation is not merely one in which we need or can utilize governmental as­sistance and protection of our rights; it is one in which govern­ment at all levels, but particularly at top and bottom- -the Executive Branch of the Federal Govern­ment, and municipal governments and police departments--are our most relentless, remorseless, merciless, ferocious, and all-too­often enthusiastic adversaries and persecutors. It is a situation in which our community justifiably feels that our governments have declared and are waging a war against us. No group of Amencan citizens should ever have to say that; it is a disgrace to our - -- country and everything for which it stands, that we DO have to ~ I t f ~ ~ • qr..\ t \ • 11 I ~' ,l '\ l' t , ~ I ' '1 ' I • ) ,\ say,tlita.t,· ·I • ,. 1_' , • 1 '1 T\IE\"'' Js; nQ rational bas•s, _f9_r, , , example, for denying Federal Clvil Service employment, which rarely has any connection with secret information, to homosexuals, as such; the interest of no one except the enemies of our country can possibly be considered to be serv­ed by throwing some 2500 persons annually onto the human trash help, by rendering them perm­nanently unemployable or under­employable, through less- than­fully- honorable discharges from the armed services because of homosexuality; there is no pos­sible excuse fordiversionofpolice manpower and court resources badly needed elsewhere--or even if they were not needed elsewhere - -to the discriminatory enforce­ment of sundry municipal ordin­ances and state laws in order to hound and harrass harmless homo­sexuals who are merely trying to achieve a personal life no dif­ferent from that accepted as a matter of course for hetero­sexuals, and to achieve it in ways no different from those utilized by heterosexuals. We wish to be productive citi­zens. We are faced with a pattern of pervasive and well-nigh-uni­versal invidious discrimination which prevents us from being so. In general, anyone known to be homosexual is fired or not hired. It is as simple as that, despite the fact that one's out-of-working -hours personal life- -homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, or asexual - -obviously has not rational re­lationship to job competence, per­formance, or eligibility. Not only does our government not lift a finger to assist us, bot is is the chief creator, administrator, bul­wark, and buttress of the pre­judice and bigotry which underlie that discrimination. Not only does our government not attempt to dispel the prejudice and the per­vasive pattern of discrimination against us--our government is the most ~ctive conspirator in the perpetration, perpetuation, and re­inforcement of those attitudes and patterns. Our country proudly tells the world that we have no second­ciass citizens. Yet, by long stand­ing, persistent, pernicious govern­mental policy at all levels, homo­sexual American citizens are for­cibly relegated to a situation in which we consider ourselves for­tunate when we manage to ele­vate ourselves as high as second­class citizenship. Why should the Republican Party include us and our concerns in its Platform? There are two broad classes of reasons. First: Basic humanitarian considerations and considerations of fundamental Am­ericanism-- really closely related to each other: and Second: ·con­siderations of practical, pragma­tic politics--that is: VOTES. I shall address myself to each in order. I stated above, and I repeat, that we are homosexual American citizens; we are that, and we are also homosexual human beings. If you look at our proposed plat­form plank and ask why ANY group of American citizens or of human beings, in this country should have to be placed in a situation in which it is necessary to ask for anything listed there, perhaps you will gain some in­sight into the depth of and the reality of our griev:ances and the pressing need for remedy, and perhaps you will begin to orlde\-1" startd mir ;tnge'r',' our resentmer/tl, our impatience, ·and our growing militancy. Our country's birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence, grants to us--ALL of us--the grants to us--ALL of us--the inalienable right- -Inalienable- - - inalienable right - - inalienable- - to the pursuit of happiness. That is really what America is all . about. To guarantee that right to all Americans is one of the major functions of our government. That right is one of the unique glories of our country. And, of course, that right is one of the major f8nctions of our government. That right is one of the unique glories of our country. And, of course, that right is meaningful only if it refers to the happinesses chosen by each individual citizen for him­self, not merely those happinesses granted him by his government or allowed him by society. But when we, as homosexuals, wish to pur­sue our happinesses--interfering with no one else in the pursuit of their happinesses- -we are houn­ded, harrassed, and presented with often-insuperable obstacles at every turn. And not only do we get no redress from our various governments, but they are the most rabid zealots of all in doing the hounding, harrassing, and plac­ing of obstacles, with a singular ferocity rarely equalled else­where. Our society takes pride in its pluralism. But you had better pluralism. But you had better realize just what puralism means and where it leads. It means not only that the enjoyment of no right, privilege, prerogative, be­nefit, advantage, or eligibility of citizenship can properly be made contingent upon popularity, but also that when a group of citizens are unpopular--ANY group of citizens, and no matter how unpopular - - the government has a duty and an obligation not only to protect those citizens in the enjoyment of all the benefits and prerogatives or" their citizenship, but a duty and an obli­gation as well, to work vigor­ously and effectively to dispel the existing prejudice, bigotry and dis­crimination which prevent thatoo­joyment, from whatever direction they may come. In 1960, during the administration of President Eisen­hower, the President's Commiss­ion on National Goals, in its Re­port, put it well when they said: "One role of government is to stimulate changes of attitude." The government and our politi­cal parties have played that role admirably in regard to our other minorities. We expect them to commence to do so with regard to this last major, heretofore neg­lected minority group: our homo­sexual American citizens. In a pluralistic society, every minority group can properly say-­and we do say- -that for us as homosexual American citizens, this is OUR country, and it is OUR government, and he is OUR President, and they are OUR poli­tical parties--and this is OUR Republican Party, for us as homo­sexuals quite as much as for you as heterosexuals. That places an inescapable obligation upon you, as an American political party. We ask--we insist--that you shoulder your obligation, and do so NOW. And ,so; we ,!Jave ·copie herJ!, ,to a!Jk for no special favors or dis­pensations, for no crumbs from yqor table, for no condescending, patronizing, demeaning, degrading and dehumanizing compassion or pity. We are asking for--and ever more of my people would say that we are quite properly de­manding-- that which is OURS, by right to begin with, and which we should have been enjoying all along, not fighting to obtain. We ask for no more than other citizens, but we will settle for not one whit less--nor need we settle for less, as long as America represents all that it claims to represent. Nor can you give us less, consistent with the Americanism for which you claim to stand. We are an im­patient minority; we are an in­creasingly angry minority. Your Party and its spokesmen at the very highest levels have claimed that the Republican Party, the Admin­istration, our government, and our whole system are indeed re­sponsive to the citizenry. Here is the test; we are waiting to see if you will make good that claim. In summary, homosexual men and women really want nothing more than or different from what everyone else wants--and what in our society and culture everyone is brought up to expect as a matter of course--their basic rights and equality; their human dignity; ac­ceptance of them and judgement of them upon their own personal merits and by criteria relevant to the basis of judgment; the active and affirmative assistance of their government in the achievement, implementation, and enjoyment of their rights and in the eliminat­ion if institutionalized and societal discrimination--and the right to love whom they wish how they wish - -all while being true to them­selves as the homosexuals that they have an absolute moral right to become, to be, and to remain. We do not have these things. We have a right to have them. We are going to have them. Our votes will go to those most likely to give them to us. And that brings me to the stuff and substance of politics: votes. Some 10% of the voting populat­ion of this country is homosexual. That 10% cuts equally across every possible segment and subdivision of society and population: race, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, occupation, geographical re­gion, socio-economic status, educational level, affluence- - and political party affiliation. Thus, since our country is divi­ded more or less equally between the two major political parties, it is likely that our gay citizens are also equally divided, although no census of gay political party mem­bership has been taken that I know of. But an oppressed minority tends to give priority to their oppression and its alleviation. As things stand at this moment, the Democratic Party and its candi­dates have madeprovisionforus-­perhaps not quite as much as we might wish--but they have come through. And so, for the moment, it is likely that they have the majority of our 15 million votes in their pocket. If the Republican Party comes through equally, they will get back some half of these votes--no small number. If they do better than the Democrats, they may well get more than half those 15 million votes. I •• I' , . I' . / I I /J I I J\ EVERYONE'S FUN HOUSE PRESENTS THE BEST I N THE AREA IN THE ART OF FEMALE IMPERSONATION: SONG, DANCE, SATIRE AND RECORD PANTOMINE ! SHOWS - • • THURSDAYS - 9:30 - 11:30 • SUNDAYS - 8:3--10:30 & 12:30 mittee members who may wish, more informally later on today. We look forward to seeing a gay rights plank in the platform of the Republican Party. And the Republican Party can do this, at this time, at no possible lose to themselves, only gain. The Democratic Party was fearful lest those Democrats who might find it offensive to cast their votes for the candidate of a party supporting rights for homosexual~, might defect and vote Republican. Nevertheless, they did include us. Therefore the Republican Party need have no corresponding fear, because a defection from the Re­publican ranks for this reason would gain these bigots nothing, since they would now have no place to which to defect. In any case, however, the argument is specious for either party, since there are enough of us so that every vote lost through supporting us will be offset by several gain­ed. Thank you. v .,., I point out, additionally, that personal freedom, individuality, the right to one's life-style, the right to be different and not to conform, which are the basis of Americanism, are of particular importance to our younger voters of all political persuasions. This issue of homosexuality is the ul­timate test of sincerity and dedica­tion on those sensitive questions of personal freedom. With astute and considered treatment, much political capital can be made of support given us. Let me say, finally, that while we feel strongly about adoption of the detailed platform plank which we have proposed here, or some closely-approximate variant upon it, and we are working through every possible means to have it adopted, if you should choose to incorporate our concerns into your platform through more vague and ambiguous language, I urge that in doing so, you take pains, by one means or another, to make it publicly, formally, and offici­ally clear, for the record, through some sortofequivalenttoa "legis­lative record" as it were, that homosexual American citizens are, in fact, explicitly included in the Republican Party platform. The Democratic Party has done this. Severe limitations of time have necessarily forced this to be a somewhat superficial and simpl­istic presentation. I have left a few minutes, and· will welcome quest­ions, comment, dialog and discuss­ion for as long as you may wish. I will be pleased to discuss these matters with any of the Subcom- HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS A Plank proposed by The National Coalition of Gay Organizations to the Committee on Resolutions (Platform) for inclusion in the 1972 Platform of the Republican National Party to be adopted at the Republican National Convent­ion. Sexual Orientation Millions of gay women and men in this country are subject to serve social, economic, and legal oppression because of their sexual orientation. We affirm the right of all perwons to define and ex­press their own sensibility, em­otionality, and sexuality, and to choose their own lifestyle, as long as they do not infringe upon the rights of others. The Republican administration will: Urge repeal of all laws, federal and state, regarding voluntary sex acts involving consenting persons in private, laws regulating attire, and laws used as a shield for police harassment. Enact civil rights legislation which will prohibit discrimination be- ,· cause of sexual orientation in em­playment, housing, public accom­modations, and public services. Eliminate sexual orientation or preference as a criterion for em­playment by all public andgovern­mental agencies, in work under federal contract, for service in the United States armed services, and for licensing in government regulated occupations and profess­ions. Eliminate sexual orientation as a criterion for obtaining or retain­ing loans, insurance, and bonding. Eliminate sexual orientation as a criterion for immigration to the United States. Upgrade to honorable all less-than -fully-honorable military dis­charges previously issued solely because of sexual relations be­tween consenting persons or be­cause of allegations relating to sexual orientation. Seek release of all persons in­carcerated in prisons and mental institutions for victimless sex acts. Page 3 -- •' J THE MINI PARK IS PROUD TO ANNOUN1CE THE SOUTHWEST PREMIERE OF: The hot MW one , ·from ~· J. BRIAN from the maker of , "SEVEN IN A BARN" STARR/NB * -SEVEN J BRIAN GOLDEN BOYS THE SENSITIVE STORY OF SEVEN YOUNG MEN WHOSE LIVES REACH OUT AND TOUCH &\CH OTHER SEPTEMBER 20 - 27 OCTOBER ATTRACTIONS: OCT. 4 - DEVIL IN THE FLESH OCT. 18 - THE OTHER SIDE OF JOEY (Plus selected short subjects) WATCH THE ADVOCATE FOR UPCOMING FILMS AT THE MINI PARK M·ini Park· -2907 Main Houe-ton 528-5881 .. ' OPEN 11 A.M. 'TIL MIDNIGHT MIDNIGHT SHOWS FRIDAY & SATURDAYS $1 DISCOUNT EVERYDAY BETWEEN 5 & 7 CALL THEATER FOR FEATURE TIMES Page ,4 H.E.L.-P .. ,., President Larry Townsend Tells Press Los Angeles, Calif: On Sunday, August 20th, just before 6:00 PM, approximately 15 officers of the LAPD Wilshire Division raided a H.E.L.P., Inc. benefit, being held at the Black Pie Tavern, 2440 So. La Cinega Blvd., Los Ange­les. This was a gathering of some 300 to 350 people, all of whom had come to the location for the specific purpose of assisting H.E.L.P., the second largest homophile service organization in the United States, in launching its fund-raising cam­paign for the opening of its new - Community Center, located at 7221 Santa Monica Blvd., West Holly­wood. I would further emphasize that this was a private gathering, with a $2.00 donation being re­quested at the door. Everyone who entered the premises were fully aware of the nature of the organ­ization they were supporting. Al­though most of the people were outside, in one of two patios • all during bright, daylight hours - the gathering itself was not visible from the street. In other words, the police were not "pro­tecting'' anyone from inadvertantly having to observe us. H.E.L.P., Inc. - H.E.L.P. being an acroynm for: Homophile Effort for Legal Protection - has been in existence for almost four years, and is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation under California State law. We have always been noted as one of the "conservative" organizations within the Gay move­ment. We areamembershipgroup, with almost 800 individual .-members, most of whom come from the professional, and semi­professional and working, middle class strata of society. We also operate a Tavern & Guild As­sociation, with approximately 60 business members. It has always been H.E.L.P.'s position to co­operate with the police and other regulatory authorities, and to in­sist that our member establish­ments adhere to the laws and other rules laid down by these authorities_ But in this instance, our "Es­tablishment" orientation didn't seem to make any difference. Nor did it matter that our gathering was being closely scrutinized by our own internal monitors, to as­sure that no actions took place which could be construed as vio­lations. They still arrested 21 of our people on trumped-up charges of Lewd Conduct! Why did it happen? Why did they decide to attack H.E.L.P.? The answers are all too obvious. First, we were engaged in registering voters and had three voter regis­trars on the premises. During the course of the otherwise random selection of arrest victims, several of the officers were heard to ask: "Where is the guy who was sitting at that table?" • gest­uring toward the voter registration table. Secondly, we are convinced that the officers involved in plott-ing this outrage were seeking to prevent H.E.L.P. from opening its new Community Center, which would allow us to dramatically expand our services. And make no mistake about it. This entire assault was carefully planned in advance. By the officers' own admissions, several of their number had been on the grounds for close to two hours before the raid. The vio­lations they allegedly observed were supposed to have taken place over that extended period of time. Had the police been concerned with preventing these alleged "cri­mes", they had only to have ar­rested the person or persons in­volved, and it would certainly have stopped any further activity. Had they really been interested in "crime prevention", they could have identified themselves to one of the H.E.L.P. offercers, all of whom were wearing name tags to identify themselves, and asked us to "tighten the reins." But they chose not to do this because: 1) There were no violations taking place, and 2) They wanted to make a mass arrest in the hope of destroying the organization. Upon entering the premises, the leader of the uniformed raiding party stated: "There is going to be a mass arrest,'' after which we were ordered to stand against the patio wall. Except for the selection of myself and our Tavern Guild Di­rector, and the unsuccessful hunt for the voter registars, the arrests were on an arbitrary "you, you and you" basis. At the end of the raid, one officer was heard to tell another: "We have room for two more," at which point the police­men inside obliged by selecting two more victims. Now, this is not the first instance of police harrassment of our bars, nor can it be termed an isolated incident. It simply happens to be the largest raid in the history of California - and, naturally, in an election year. In the majority of cases where "Lewd Conduct" ar­rests take place in or near our bars, the circumstances are no more valid than they were at the Black Pipe. All a person has to do is to appear to be homosexual, and he is an open target for the Los Angeles vice squad. Some of these arrests involve physical mistreatment by the arresting of­ficers ... beatings, shoving the ar­restees against lamp posts or car doors, and other terrorist tactics. Later, in court, the officers will get on the stand and lie about it, claiming that the man resisted ar­rest or attacked the officers. There are innumerable instances where the police malpractices have been so gross that the average citizen refuses to believe it could happen. That's one of the tragedys of the whole situation! It is difficult for any of us who have been brought up to respect the law and the men in police uniforms, to equate this type of behavior with the lessons we were taught at home or in school. The cards are generally so stacked against these defendants that they are forced to give up ..... 61 )'ears young! - MOTHER TO DRAG - FRIEND TO ALL without a fight - to cop a plea, pay a fine, and ever after go through life with a criminal charge on the record. But this time, we're not going to lie down and take it! Of the 21 people arrested on these Lewd Conduct charges, 100% have agreed to plead not guilty and to fight their cases as far as they can go. In doing this, all of us stand in basically the same position as the non-violent civil rights demonstrators who have been ar­rested while trying to force an unresponsive, disinterested gov­ernment to pay some attention to their legitimate minority needs. The one major difference in this situation is that the notarity has been thrust upon us. We did not seek to become "examples" or "test cases" or martyrs to any cause. At this point, however, we are angry enough over this affront to our rights as American citizens and to our intrinsic human dignity that we simply are not going to let them get away with it! We already have the support of many, many people, both hetero­sexual and homosexual, with more pledges coming in every day ... churchmen; county, city and state officials; political club people; professionals such as attorneys, doctors, psychologists ... all of these have expressed concern, anger and indignation., We present­ly have fourteen (14) of the finest trial lawyers in Los Angeles work­ing on these cases. No legal stone will be left unturne~, and all of H.E.L.P .'s considerable re­sources are being mustered in our effort to re-introduce the pro­visions of the American Constitut­ion into the administration of Los Angeles Police Chief Ed Davis. Thank you. Larry Townsend 522-5226' Montrose Gaze on the Move Montrose Gaze began in June, 1972, with three people who had an idea: to form a community center geared to Houston's homo­sexual population. The idea was to provide basic services such as legal council, parent education groups, recreational facilities, switchboard, counciling, and other much needed services not readily available to our community. Since then we have been building memberships, working on our in­corporation, holding fundraising events and collecting needed quipi­ment. We are holding off on rent­ing a building until we become incorporated and have sufficient funds to guarantee we are not just a "one night stand". The • incorporation is the least of our problems. On August 20, Slugs, a bar in the Montrose area, lent us their facilities to hold a Gay benefit dance. The dance was a success, almost 600 people attended and we took in almost$700.00. This money swelled our bank account to $800, our membership grew to thirty. We were excited and wanted to open our doors immediately. But with the realization of rent, tele­phones, legal fees, deposits, and much more, within no time we would not have been able to main­tain our facilities and provide these much needed services. Al­though $800. sounds like a large amount, it is just a drop in the bucket, so on September 24, we will have another dance at Slugs. Tickets will be $1. in advance, $1.50 at the door. Although money is always need­ed, people are our prime concern. Having a functional community center is also important. Without the gay community, all we will ever be is a building. Come and join us, everyone has equal say in all matters. Meetings are Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at 1539 Hawthorne #3 corner Mandell. Page 5 .,.. NOW SERVING YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGES - =-ei-~ - ' J - '~ Jr,, ~ -60¢~ 'l \\O~ w-YY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 5 P .M. to 7:30 P .M. ( LETTERS TO THE EDITOR I Editor Frank: We would appreciate it if you would mention in NUNTIUS that we are preparing a new edition of the directory of organizations and publications. This way any of your readers who knows of a new organ­ization can tell tern, they can con­: act us and get listed. Also, we still have copies of our 71-72 bibliography, for 35¢ each, which gives a good guide to books to r ead in the field of homosex­uality. publications have trouble with di­stributors. But this is as we all know a problem that is not sexual in cause. You seem to be doing a good job and we can only hope that more and more people will support such a worthwhile work, since what we all need is communication and you are alone in your area of the country. Sincerely , l would say that supporters of 1-' ~cGovern should reconsider since ,~ the devious behavior of him and his s taff. William Edward Glover Homos exual Information Center 3473 1/2 Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, Calif. 90068 Dear Mr. Glover: I didn't seeNUNTIUSon the stand in Dallas when there, is it on Commerce St. or Newsland, or have you no direct mail contact? A back issue of Tangents had a listing of the few stands we were on, and we had no trouble with them, and we see that still most We are not aware of all the organizations in our area and hope they will respond so that your directory may be complete. Nuntius is s old at the Com­mer ce Str eet News in Dallas. As of this writing we have had noth­ing but favorable r elations with , llflL.• ' Page 6 The NUNTIUS DISPLAY ADVERTISING RATES 1/8 Page ... . .. .. . . .... ........ .. . . 1/4 Page . .... . .. .. .. .... . . .. . . ... . 1/ 2 Page .... . . . .. .... . .. . . . .. . ... . 3/4 Page ..... .. .. .. .. ...... .. . ... . Full Page . .. . .... . . . . . ... ....... . . 1/2 Tone (Pictures) each . . . . . .. . .... . 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I am a new sub­scriber to the Advocate and have enjoyed the paper they put out. Your Houston paper is quite good and I have enjoyed reading the many stories in it. I would like to come to Houston, but feel that things would be as bad as they were in Dallas when I was there. The gay scene for me has been one hell of a bad one. l am 18 years old gay and never have had sex with another man, but I would like to, for as far as it goes, I have been a virgin all my life prior to my accepting my gay­ness three years ago. I really do hope I will be able to share a lasting relationship with another man. l would like the chance to pose for the cover of your paper when­ever I am in Houston. I am and have been a male model with a modeling firm , s o I am not afraid to show to the public, my sexy young virgin body . Keep up the great work and I will keep in touch . Peace, Larry Seguin, Texas Dear Larry: H you return to Dallas you might contact the Circle of Friends and in Houston the ,.t~ntrose Gaze for contacts. When you bring your '' sexy young virgin body" to Houston to pose for the Nuntius cover also bring a parental release with you to clear the paper in the event we use it. Editor Gentlemen: You may discontinue mailing your publication to me. Cordially, Joseph D. Quillian, Jr. Dean Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology Dallas, Texas Dear Mr. Quillian, Thanks! Editor Dear Phil: Last year Big Lynn Hudspeth (Mr. Clean) faded from the Houston scene only to be found as the new manager of one of Dallas' leading clubs, the Bayou. From there he went on to the Bayou Landing and then to Mr. Ducks in Dallas. I finally spotted an ad in DAVID magazine and the NUNTIUS show­ing him as owner of the Delta Baths in Dallas. But last week when I was up there, no-one knew where he was. A friend says he was seen back in Houston. Do you know where he is these days? And is he planning to work in a bar here again. A good friend of his. Name Witheld Dear No Name: l ~ ( 1 f) l r I r "' ; ♦ 'I I• ;'t ,'JOHN hOS'tumed 1 • ! , from 'rile -TABLE T H E to the i 9 0 d 900 LOVETT JA 8-890( C L u B Lynn's reportedly in Houston negotiating for a new bar for himself. Dear Mr. Frank: Every time I'm in Houston, and r eturn to a bar l grew fond of on a previous trip I learn of its closure. I guess I'm just unlucky. But what's the chief reason for so many going like that? Bobby San Antonio Dear Bobby: The chief reason is almost always the same. Management. The well established FARMHOUSE CLUB, to the smallest LA BO­HEME seem to go on forever. The many in between have the same chance at survival when they play by the rules; no hot checks, no sales to minors, total restrict­ion against dope traffic, andproper tax payments. Editor Dear Sir: Is it true the same people who have the Bayou Landing in Dallas are now planning a similar club here in Houston? J.W. - Houston Dear J .W.: According to Dennis Sisk who is representative of the Bayou Landing - - - it's true. Editor Dear Phil: What's the gayest spot in town these days? Tad - Galveston Dear Tad: Have you tried oneofthedepart­ment stores lately? Eilitor Mr. Editor: You stink!!! I've written three letters and you've never published one. This is my last! J. Jones II - Conroe Dear JJ: Thanks! Editor · Sirs:? As if anybody really cares, but I , whatever happened to your nasty Breckenridge column? Someone says the writer finally wound up in jail as a street blim.· Or that she flew her broom off to go to work for some talent agency. Name gladly witheld Dear? She did not get booked as a street bum. We're not sure whether she rides a broom but we know she's not at a talent agency. That's only for talented people or people who have talent for spotting same. She is supposed to return shortly from a cruise "on her yatch" and pick up on some of the locals. Dear Phil: I hear Mr. Clean is back in Houston again. Do you know why he left Dallas? A Dallasite Dear Dallasite: He quit. A close friend of his saya Mr. Clean is too attached to leave Houston for long. Editor Dear Mr. Editor: I now have a line on who Browne Breckenridge really is. I think she's a warped little closet queen who sticks her fanny up to the peep-hole at a certain "flick­shop" here. Anyway she'd better keep her identity a secret be­cause if I find her now it's going to cost her for the dildo she never had the courtesy to return that day. Keep her writing, and one of these days I'll trap her. Chck. The Fist, Mace Houston Dear Chck. She's been trying to find you. Editor Mr. Fr ank: What finally happened to Ronnie Levine' s Arson case; was it true that his best friend, Verne Bechtel NEWI «COF» actually confessed naming Larry Shea and Ronnie Levine as ac­complices? And what about Gene Howie's Plantation Club; wHo is accused by the fire department on that one? Inquisi tive San Francisco, Ca. Dear Inquisitive: I don't know where your in­formation comes from but not this office. The case against Mr. Levine was dismissed. . . . . . . Editor The letter below was reprinted by 'permission from the July 10, 1972 edition of the Dallas Times-Her­ald: DOING THEIR THING - Re the recent outpouring of dis ­belief and disgust over the homo­sexual par ade in Dallas recently. Why are we so quick to condemn that which we do not understand? Homosexuality is not a disease, although I'm s ure "gay" people often are made to feel like lepers. It is their way of living and certa­inly no diffe rent to them than heterosexuali ty is to us. As a matter of fact, they probably think we're a bit weird for being hetero­sexuals. Being a minority group, however, and probably more com­passionate, having experienced our sneers and snide remarks, they are not as quick to condemn straight people. All they want is a right to Ii ve as human beings- -they fo rce their life style on no one. What kind of freedom is it when you have to hide what you are and can only be yourself behind closed doors and drawn shades? DEE SMITH Dallas Dear Miss Smith: We're with you all the way. Editor • PERSONAL INTRODUCTIONS • SCREENED MEMBERSHIP • MEET NEW FRIENDS • OVERCOME HANGUPS • GET INVOLVED • SAFE & DISCREET • 18 -80 Get involved NOW!! FOR GAY !CTI virr1 Tired of the bars? Find out why more people are getting involved with the new CIRCl:.E OF FRIENDS MEE TS TWICE A MONTH PHONE: 821-1653 Send Now! :· ··ff·l·E· C·I·R·CL·E· ·O·F· F·R·I ·EN·D·S· ···~ 6146 ST. MORlTZ DALLAS, TE XAS 75214 j'm interested in learning more about th~ COF Orgamzation and how I can expand my social fife. I enclose $ 1.00 for postage and han• dling. Namo ____ _ _ Ago_ Adckess _______ _ City _ ____ Stiite Zip _ _ _ Pho'ne No.~ MR. CHELSEY ST. JOHN Blond, Sexy and Beautiful BOSTON GAY MEN BATTLE POLICE HARASSMENT by Allen Young BOSTON -- "The Block," one of the most popular cruising areas in New England, has been the focus of increased police harassment in recent weeks, but the gay com­munity is fighting back. Dozens of arrests of men walking on the sidewalks in this area have occurred in July and August. The most common procedure is for plainclothesmen, working in pairs in unmarked cars, to make ar­rests for "disorderly conduct." Char les Bevitt, a member of boston's Gay Male Liberation (GML), is one of several gay men who are fighting back by refusing to plead guilty. The most common procedure has been for the ar­rested persons to plead guildy, paying a small fine, or, in some cases, merely having the arrest noted on police recor ds. Bevitt appeared in Municipal Court on J uly 24, the morning after his arrest, and pleaded not guilty (as did two co-defendants arrested on The Block). J udge Elijah Adlow denied a motion for a two-week continuance and proceeded to try Bevitt and the others on the spot. A plainclothesman testifying ag­ainst Bevitt noted that this area - - the block bounded by Common­weath Avenue and Arlington, Berk­eley and Marlborough Streets - - is known as "Queen's Row." Bevitt told The Advocate Liberation News Service that" Ad­low's attitude throughout the trial was offensively flippant with such tacky comments as 'They don't call it Queen's Row after Queen Elizabeth, you know!" J udge Adlow gave the courtroom spectators (including several gay brothers who came to show solid­arity) a brief speech about the status of The Block, noting that under ordinary cir cumstances walking on the street lat e at night does not constitute " disorderly conduct," but that since this neigh­borhood i s " notorious" as a gathering place for homosexuals, it is permissible to consider mere presence there as grounds for such arrests. The judge pointed out that the neighborhood, located at the edge of the Boston Public Garden, was once " one of the finest in the city," and that the police have an obligation to protect the public and the homosexuals. He said that the clean-up of The Block was for the homosexuals' "own good," since gangs of ruffians might frequent the area to do violence to these "unfortunate people." Peering down at Bevitt, who ;_5 tall and slender, JudgeAdlow said, "I don't know whether you are a homosexual or not - - for all I know you are a prize-fighter." He then found Bevitt and the others guilty and fined them each five dollars. All three filed appeals. In a leaflet prepared by Bevitt and other GML members, Bevitt wrote: "I contend that my conduct (be­ing a homosexual in a 'notorious area') is not disorderly; we in­tend to appeal this case into Super­ior Court with a jury trial. Our , defense will be that I was on the block, as a homosexual and have as much right as anyone to be on the street. (The streets belong to the people!) A verdict of not guilty will hopefully set a pre­cedent which will stop such ar­rests. Failing in the Superior Court, we intend to continue to the State Supreme Court and have the disorderly statute thrown out as unconstitutional. It's been done before with the old puritan law about 'being abroad at night'; we'll do it again. Dare to fight, dare to win!" Another leaflet distributed by the Homophile Union of Boston (HUB) ' warned pedestrians on The Block about the current wave of police harassment. HUB also suggested a plea of " not guilty," pointing out that "if enough cases are appealed and overturned, it is more than likely that the number of arrests for 'disorderly' and the like will be drastically diminish­ed." Page 7 I• I I PRE-GAME WAR!il-UP .I SATURDAY&. SUNDAY AFTERNOONS 1 TIL 4 P.M. ASTRAL ERECTIONS RETURNS This month we're going to take a short look at how to go about recognizing the members of each sign. Mainly the male members as you gals tend to hide some of the distinguishing features. Most of the identifying traits are com - mon though, but requires a more practiced eye. Beginning next month "Astrol Erections' ' will begin again as a regular monthly column. ARIES: Known for their leadership qualities and dominating attitudes, they are easily recognized by their " brilliant piercing eyes, usually in shades of blue or green. They are the inventors and organizers of almost anything a1,d can usual­ly be found heading new projects with typical Arlen energy. TAURUS: The face, body, and over­all makeup is of heaviness. By that I do not necessarily mean fat, but the entire carriage reminds one of the Bull, their sign symbol. Like the bull they are steady, down to earth and not easily moved from ideas or life style. Slow to change friends or make new ones, they are · born skeptics. They are also highly T H . f: Poge 8 JOHN hos turned from the TABLE to the t 9 O_ d tall.LOVETT JA IH!llad' C L -U B' reliable. Look fo~ one disagreeing on some questionable thought. GEMINI: Gemini never appears to be truly impressed with much of anything, and this surface indif­ference is one of their strong identifying features. The set of the face is refined however, appearing intellectual and mysterious. As adaptable as they are they will usually go along with anything new and fit in like they were made for it. CANCER: These people are usually kind and sensitive making them usually pleasant to be around. They are worriers however, and they show it. The face looks at first glance to be insecure and nervous, showing the tendency to take the world to seriously. They have mar­velous imaginations and are truly sympathetic. Look for them taking someone under their wing. LEO: These folks have a forceful­ness about them that is hard to mistake for any other sign. There is no other way to describe it without meeting one. The face is firm and strong with a look you straight in the eye attitude. Dyna­mic action and leadership qualities are found almost universally, and they stick out of a crowd with their personal magnetism. VIRGO: This is the guy that always seems to look like the dude on the "Adon's" ad. (how about that for a sneaky plug eh?)For real though, Virgos are famous for their in­herent neatness, and rarely is one found that has a hair out of place . Their faces are fastidious and in­telligent although prone to look a bit prim. They're also known for their anylitical approach to problems and a very critical nat­ure. LmRA: Librans are famous for being charming, so that handsome guy talking to your friend is prob­ably a Libra. Having about them an inborn grace, they are among the handsomest of all the signs. The face is well formed with large warm eyes and clear cut features, although lady Libras seem to have a problem with angular legs. Usually refined, they also seem to have a bit of a problem getting it all together. SCORPIO: This is /l;!fti group11 with distinctive eyt:f} ffV}SQtfr 1 pios case they s~em . Jo(vf. rigltt through you with a hint of evil. As a matter of fact the whole ~ face seems a bit satanic and creats PC'\cJ 11 an aura of mystery about them. Remember James Bond? Right, a Scorpio. SAGITTARIUS: In these people the fire of Aries and Leo has taken a different turn. Although they are good leaders and organizers, they are the playboys of the zodiac. th ? If you see a crowd of people at a ea r y • party all around one guy telling spicy stories, you can pretty well bet he's a Sagittarian. The face Dr. Paul Brand of Leipzig Uni-usually appears aristocratic and versity once wrote that the oldest refined, even a bit snobbish. The record of homosexuality "dates imp of michief leaves the eyes back more than 4500 years, and only when angry and then quickly is to be found in an Egyptianpapy­returns. rus which proves that it was at CAPRICORN: Easy to spot because that time widespread in Egypt of the grim appearance of their (and) was presumed to exist am­faces, Capricorn always looks like ongst the gods as a matter of he means business, and usually course." This would be centuries . does. Anything said to one is taken ·before Moses. Herodotus also at~ as an iron clad promise, and any- test to ancient gaydom in Egypt. thing he says can be depended Those papyri also contain some upon to be the same. All this does other things of interest, and not prevent him from having a one example is given above in the sense of humor though, and they illustration. It is those papyri and are most reliable of all the signs. those Egyptian heiroglyphs that AQUARIUS: Independent as these gave us one of the earliest pict­guys are they usually are the ographs of the pahllus. first to volunteer to right a social As can be seen, its form has injustice. Aquarians are logical changed little into modern times. and practical with a noble cast to It has moved from the walls of their faces and a full mouth. The temples to the walls of johns or eyes are lively and expressive, so it appears, but with little cha'nge holding your attention whenever in meaning. This needs clarific­they speak. Usually found where-_ ation. ver there is business talk. Egyptian glyphs were often used PISCES: The most pschic of all literally, the glyph carrying its the signs, Pisceans are idealists, meaning by itself. Thus the phallus dreamers, and very human. The glyph conveyed the idea of"masc­large misty eyes are their strong- --- uline" or "beget" or "copulate". - est identifying mark and they can This is still the general meaning be found in any group discussion which appears in the john. on the occult. Their natural com- On the walls of temples and in passion and humility makes them papyri, however, the phallus pleasant to be with and just natural- mostly appeared in combination ly makes them considerate. Un- with other symbols rather than fortunately, these same character- alone. The meanings were istics make them vague and not generally figurative, so it was not well collected in their thoughts. such usage that moves to the john. A gentle shove in the right di- It was seldom there to begin with. rection, and a capturing of their The copy of the glymph shown in intellectual interest generally does the illustration is the way that the the trick. word "true" or "righteous" was Watch next month for our month- - written in the Papyrus of Ani and Iy forecast for each sign - perhaps other papyri. A variant form of that will ease the pain? it meant "testimony". The im-e- I •10 IC O w ~ n plication of a rather high level A well hung young man entered of meaning is clear. a gay costume party wearing only Such a conclusion is even more a pair of roller skates. Everyone apparent in the most common glyph admired his costume, but one little involving the phallus. It is used queen finally asked, "But what are in the pictograph meaning "in the you supposed to be?" presence of" or "in front of", "What else?" the stud retorted. and is always followed by the name "I'm a pull toy." of a high diety or an allusion to ove~ qjou .... .... go CDoCWe l Join Ur1 In Church uUetftopoQitan ,Community Chuftch o5 DALLAS SUNDAY- ~' REV. RICHARD VINCENT, FELLONSHIP- 6:30 PM PASTOR SERVICE -7:30PM · PHONE 946-4354 4015 NORMANDY . DALL AS, TEX 7 5 2 21 (2 Blks. No. of 'Mockingbird on Preston Rd. ) WESTHEIMER ;)) MA [I) ✓ 2 RICE 4 C f IX w :c a. w :.,c, 5 25 .w,, 0 IX 1- z 0 ~ 11--u-N,-vE_R_so_Tv..cc.,..._O Indicates new bor. KEG PARTY SUNDAYS one. I t is al ways linked to re­verence or holiness. There must be a moral here somewhere, and itisprobablythis: sex, like its symbolism, can be fixated on the literal or the base, or it can be motivated by love or reverence. The great pre­ponderance of the use of the ancient Egyptian phallic glyph in their written language was the latter. All of which goes to suggest that the Egyptians were not far different in their actual sexual practices than we moderns are. Their one G]'he strong taboo (among all but the royal family) was incent, and this is hardly a new taboo. Even royal European families were occas­ionally incesturous. We should remember that most of the scathing denuncations of the ancient Egyptians in old literatures came from the Israelites. Is it any wonder, after their long slavery there? Terry from Tyler - - - ~riar Patch Dallas, 5709 Oram GREENVILLE HAPPY HOUR TWICE A DAY 4:30 to 6:00 9:30 to 10:30 Tex. ,~- 824- 9190 5-7 (SI.N) , St8-9SStD ~~~~~~~~~w--r·~ff~~~~~~~ your hostesses Ricci & Rita BOIBIII 11•s CLUB POOl - DANCING - MIXED DRINKS Open Tuesday th-rouh Sunday Sp11 - 2a11 (Closed londays) , 2305 s. 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INCLOSED YOU WILL FINO: To: I name address city OcASHIERS CHECK DONEY ORDER IN THE AMOUNT OF __ _ state zip code *BEST COSTUME (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH "BEST GOWN") 1 MAIL TO: Dallas Zodiac Ca1tu•• Bell 3637 Hawthorne *BEST PROFESSIONAL TALENT SERIOUS *BEST PROFESSIONAL TALENT COMEDY Dallas, Texas 75219 I (1.0. must occompony tJcl., of ffte door fO N admitted.) ..__ ------------- -- - -- - TICKETS AVAILABLE IN DALLAS: HOUSTON: RON SUE'S RED ROOM T.J.'s THE NUNTIUS BON SOIR ***************************** 2nd ZODIAC . BALL PLANNED Once again this year, we are planning a gayla Annual Dallas Zodiac Costume Ball, The location for this years festivities is the Grand Ballroom of the Adolphus Hotel. The date will be Saturday October 28th at 8:00 P.M. Our trophies and cash prizes will be valued at over $1,500.00 and of course the prestige ofbeing named Miss Grand Ball 1972-73. Tickets can be purchased through any of the sponsoring Clubs in Dallas, Namely: Ron Sue's, T.J.'s and the Bon Soir. Also for our Houston friends they may be purchased through the Red Room and the Nuntius. All contestants must be entered by midnight October 21st. Entries may be obtained through any of the afore mentioned places. An Page 10 alotted time of one hour (8:00 - 9:00) on the night of the ball has been designated as late contestants entry. This is for out of state con­testants who were unable to obtain an entry blank. Anyone wishing a blank or more information may write the Nuntius for same. Judging will be done by five professional people who are acq­uainted with the method and tech­nique of this particular contest. The categories will be: Miss Grand Ball, Miss Dallas, Best Costume (not to be confused with best gown) Best Gown, Best Pro­fessional Talent Serious, And Best Professional Talent Comedy. The turn out for the first ball was great and more are expected this year. 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There are between 15 and 20 million gay adults in America. H everyone of us put aside just one penny a day and donated it to a giant GAY FREEDOM FUND we'd have better than SIX MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR to work with. Think of it. For a mere $3.65 a year, freedom could be ours. .Imagine what we could do with that kind of money!!! 1. We could keep a battery of nation's bestlawyers to fight police harassment and military, govern­ment and public discrimination. We could appeal unfair decisions and fight for our rights all the way to the Supreme Court, if neces­sary. We would win, but quick! 2. We could employ professional lobbyists to influence state and national legislation on our behalf. Big industries do it--all the time. Wby can't we? Ob, there are those who will say one can't end hatred by strik­ing down old laws and replacing them with fair ones. Ofcoursetbis is true, as we have learned from our black brothers and sisters-­they win court decisions, but are still on the bottom fung of our social and economic ladder. But law and order WITH JUSTICE would be a giant leap forward for all man­kind, not just gays. To win total freedom we would have to do more. We would have to educate the public. 3. We could employ capable wo­men and men to work full time for the gay movement. Speakers could appear at churches, clubs, city councels, schools and col­leges to give talks informing the public that we are neither child molesters, nor are we always great musicians or bighly paid hair dres­sers. Mostty we are just ordinary men and women--very much like those sitting in the audience. 4. We need,andcouldaffordquality publications, with well-written articles and f"ine photography on many subjects--not just those di­rected to the gay public. In that way straights would be happy to read our publications. (As it is now, who reads ONE,theNUNTIUS /OUR COMMUNITY, or the AD­VOCATE but gays?) Here we have ~- was invited to speak to a group of a situation where gay speaks to gays. We need to address our ­selves to ALL Americans. 5. Every city NEEDS a gay com­munity center--something like the YMCA. A place where gay men and women (straights would be welcome too) can swim, workout, study, dance, watch movies or tv, or just sit and talk. A place where people could get to know people. On Sixty million bucks a year we could have all this and more. Twenty years ago, the PENNY A DAY plan never got off the ground. People said, "the nation isn't rea~ for that yet." That's what people told the committee for Dallas's first GAY PRICE CORRECTION for Dallas's first GAY PRIDE PARADE. " Dallas isn't rea~." Crap! The only time Dallas will ever be rea~ for a gay parade is to HAVE a gay parade. We proved this to be true. Is the nation rea~ for gay freedom? I think so. Shall we get off our butts and work? Or shall we wait twenty years more? Steve Jansson freshmen students at SMU. The class and I spent a great deal of time discussing homosexuality, its causes, happiness, and police entrapment. The students were polite, interested, open minded, and asked all kinds of questions. Several weeks later I chanced to meet one oftheyoungmendown­town, and we talked for a few min­utes. He told me he was 18, popular with both male and female friends, and was considered a "regular guy." He had had sex with girls on a number of occasions and although he enjoyed it, he won­dered if he wasn't "just trying to prove something" to himself. He felt he might be homosexual be­cause he was very fond of his male friends. He had had one homo­sexual relationship with a guy he didn't ·much like, but felt he would have enjoyed it more had it been with someone he really cared for. This writer doesn't consider himself any more qualified to ad­vise people than any other person, untrained in counseling. But since he did confide in me, and since he was expecting comment, I did the best I could. I told him that at the age of 18 it wasn't unusual to still have strong feelings for male friends. That 37% oftheadult male population had had at lease one homosexual experience to the point of orgasm, but only a few of these ever became exclusively homosexual. And if he enjoyed female relationships, why bother to label himself either homosexual or heterosexual. Why not just enjoy sex as it came to him? I've often wondered if I said the right thing. Page II 11an of a Thousand Disqulaea • Carol Bur nett; Lily Tomlin of Review PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS SNOWTIME - suNDAY Pog• 12 Complete and mail with check to: Pageant Headquarters: Name Address City M.F.I.P. Productions. I~ 62 60 99th Street Forest Hi lls, N.Y 11374 State Others in room: Home Tel.;; Please check Single Address Double Bus. Tel. # Triple Name Name Address Kindly submit a $50.00 deposit lor each person. 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BEFORE is a photo-essay sup­posedly designed to cater to the new ecological interests of aware gays. What it is in face .. .is a highly lookable, attractively photograph­ed compendium of guys with ger­geous bods. One has no indication of whether they are gay, straight, or bi and the cock gazer is cert-ainly frustrated if he had hoped to see any cocks herein. (But these are minor inconveniences in contrast to the fantastic photogra­phy th?' Roy Dean has assembled. some critics have said about Dean's earlier work: "provocative and illuminating" (Rex Reed); "one of those handsome volumes that give a coffee table an air ... Its pages are alive with photographs ... " (After Dark Magazine; ... breathtaking beauty ... a poet and photographer of rare lyrical in­tensity ... " (The Advocate). Taken together, the natural be­auty and the models of Mr. Dean's artistry give the viewer a "breath­taking trip into a time of innocence ,., JOHN has turned ''.Hom the''tA,~E'. • IJ·~e l . T H E 9 0 0 C L u B 900 LOVETT JA 8-890( before man learned the meaning of evil, into a precious, unforgettable world we are in imminent danger of losing," say the publishers. We say it's still the bods, those fantastic bods, man, and don't you miss a chance to scope 'em out. PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS Page 15 MR. SABRE' GARTH - A horney young man dropped by his favorite bar one evening and saw a beautiful woman stand­ing near him. Not wishing to waste time, he came straighttothepoint. " I suppose we're both here for the same reason," he suggested. "Y <JS," she smiled. "Let's go out and pick up some chicks." Have you heard about the gay convertable? The top doesn't go down, but the driver does. The HI KAMP is already making arrangements to bring to Houston's Gay Community anothergreatHal­loween Contest. With new stage location and all that has been• done to make this fun-fine club one of our better it will be another event not to miss. Ronnie Butler and John Witcher along with their great new manager offer tops in the club business both with shows, great drinks and beautiful people. B PRESENTS: *MR. TERRY WEST PICTURES FROM '71 BALL AT HI KAMP OCT. 31st COMING SOOM HALLOWEEN NIGHT Mr. & Miss Hi-Kamp Contest Prizes to be announced *MB. CANDY COTTEN Page 16 *MB. RHONDA LYNN *MB. DA\\tT~ WINTERS IN ''NEW F\CES REVUE'' 528-9772 I ' Theologians Start Another Movement Theologians come and go and in their coming and going often leave behind spiritual and moral chaso. It is characteristic of the liberal mind that such chaos con­stitutes no barrier to fame - - nor to a ready following, when the same theologian comes up with another bright idea. Remember Anglican Bishop John A. T. Robinson? His book, Honest to God, was the preface to the whole "God is dead" movement and was almost universally hailed in official Presbyterian circles. The forJller bishop, now pro­moted to dean of Trinity College, Cambridge, has done it again. As the invited guest speaker for the British Methodist Conference, he said the current sex revolution should be celebrated by lowering the legal age of consent to 14. He also said he thought the age of consent for ·homosexual relat­ions should be lowered to the same age (from 21 to 14). Initial reaction, as was the case when Honest to God first appear­ed, appeared largely negative. Methodist Conference President Harry 0. Morton defended the dean's right to express his opinion, but said he "frankly doubted" that his 13-year-old daughter would be ready to make mature decisions concerning her sex life in another year. Mr. Morton qualified his opposi­tion by saying. "I welcome any speech that helps us in this matter to get away from sham and hypoc­risy and which puts the real quest­ions." He added that "as a Church leader" he did not want to do anything "to cast doubts on" the Church's ability to discuss the issue to its advantage. An official of the Boy's Brigade, youth group claiming 160,000 members in England, said he felt sure his organization definitely "would condemn sex at the age of 14." We'ss try to keep up with the debate as it proceeds. Sooner or later the course, it will cross the Atlantic and wind up in a PCUS General Assembly resolution. After all, won't the Church's abortion program take care of any undesirable consequences? (The Presbyterian Journal) GAY RESOLUTION AT A.B.A. CONVENTION (Sm) S.F.' Cal. - The following resolution was presented to the resolutions committee of the A. B.A. on Tuesday, August 15 at 1: 30 by the combined efforts of The Society For Individual Rights and Gay Activist Alliance/ New York: "Resolved, that the legislatures of the several states are urged repeal all laws which classify as criminal conduct any form of sexual conduct between consent­ing adults, saving only those portions necessary to protect minors and to protect public decency." Speaking for the resolution were William Thom, A.B.A. delegate GAA/NY attorney; Richard Hong­isto, Sheriff of S.F. County; and Donald Lunde, M.D.; Professor at Stanford Medical School, Dept. of Psychiatry. Extensive media coverage was obtained by advance press releases, including twoT.V. station's camera crews. For the first time in the memory of its chairman, the Resolutions Committee was unable to make a recommendation to the Assembly. The committee was split evenly on the resolution. Of the 13 other resolutions before the committee, one was recommended, three were requested to be referred to com­mittees, and the rest were re­ported out with a "don't pass". Several committee members re­vealed that the presentation and the fact that a high elected official would testify for it were instru­mental in changing their vote from no to yes. On August 16, the resolution was brought before the Assembly and a motion to refer to another section was made. After a spirited debate, the vote to refer to the Criminal Law Section was passed 140 to 85. Delegate Thom said after the vote that he considered their efforts had resulted in a partial victory. Predictions made before the convention were that the re­solution would be given a "don't pass" by the Resolutions Com­mittee · and that it would be killed by the Assembly. He felt that, in addition to the 85 that voted not to refer, many of the 140 were in favor of the resolution but felt it should be studied by a section specializing in criminal law to approve the wording. Thom is con­fident that the Criminal Law me­eting in Cleveland in February of 1973 with a "do pass". Also, he is informed of similar resolut­ions from theYoungLawyersSect­ion, presented to the House of Delegates. He expressed con­fidence that the House of Delegates would commit the A.B.A. to sup­port of Sex Law Reform in the U.S. Later in the afternoon of August 15, Tom Coleman of Gay Law Students Association held a com­mittee meeting at the Law Stu­dents Convention at the Jack Tarr Hotel. He outlined plans for the submission of two resolutions to the Law Students House of De­legates: one calling for the eli­mination of laws prohibiting pro- Titles: MOST PROFESSIONAL I~ DALLAS BEST SERIOUS PERFORMER (Zodiac Ball) stitution, marijuana possession, obscenity, and sex acts between consenting adults; the other titled 'single person's bill of rights', which included repeal of tax'laws prejudicial to single persons and elimination of discrimination against singles in housing, hiring, insurance, and credit (these re­solutions were passed by the Law Students House of Delegates and will be presented to the full A.B.A. House of Delegates in February). Other speakers were present: Dr. Barnett, visiting professor at Hastings Law School spoke of ways in which the sex laws could be attacked on constitutional grounds. Tim Starnes, a student bar pre­sident, talked about a law student research project for S.I.R. which will result in a Form Book of Motions and Pleadings that will be made available to lawyers repre­senting gay persons charged with violation of the sex laws. It is expected that this form book will result in better defense for these defendants for less cost and will prepare cases for constitutional challenge. Marshall Jacobson, Vice Governor of the 9th Circuit of the A.B.A. Law Student Divis­ion, gave some details of the constitutional challenge. Marshall presentation that would be made to the Law Students Division House of Delegates on the two resolut­ions introduced by he and Tom Coleman. Jim Foster, Political Director of S.I.R., elaborated on the work of the law student re- ------ --_-_-_-_...-. -_ _ search project and spoke about efforts with the legislature for sex law reform by the California Com­mittee for Sex Law Reform. He expressed hope that the Whitman­Radcliffe Foundation would be able to fund the work of the law students for S.I.R. Guess Who? Fat Girl! GAY CRUISING AREAS: Responses to a SEXIST SOCIETY by Ron Young I am wnnng in response to an article called "Midnight Son" by Tim E. Lane (published in issue one of ABRAXAS and MOCKING­BIRD earlier this spring.) Page 18 .. found "Midnight Son", con­cerning Houston's Montrose gay cruising circuit, very interesting. You reported that situation ac­curately from your observations. Although possibly not intentional, the thrust of the article is ex­tremely anti-gay. Underground publications have been consii;tently favorable with gay r-eportage. Allen Young's art­icle in the same issue of ABRA­XAS is a fine example. Meanwhile the establishment media has been rather consistently anti-gay. How­ever that situation has begun to improve somewhat recently. Nevertheless, in fairness, the existence of the phonomena you observed must be explained. We in the gay movement are aware of the unfortunate dehuman­izing gathering places that are for many of us the only means of com­ing together. Basically our choice has been the oppressive, segerated gay bars or the streets. American society has forced us to live only one way, in shame of our so called "unnatural desires". Gay crusing areas exist as a result of con­tinuing unreasonable intolerance.of gays by the majority of straight society. Such segeraged bars and cruising areas are a natural re­sponse to a sexist society, like ours. In recent years the gay move­ment has begun to attack the lies and myths perpetuated for so long. Some basic thruths being promoted by the movement: Heterosexuality is not an inherited trait. It is a learned response as is homosex­uality. Heterosexuality has no nat­ural superority in human sexual activity. It is as natural to relate to the same sex as to the opp­osite but social conditioning serves to reinforce the rigid sexual stereotype of straight '·society. Homosexuality is not limited to a very small minority of the pop­ulation (although only a small num­ber live an exclusive homosexual lifestyle). Scientific findings in­dicate that there are many mil­lions of homosexuals in America (probably 10% of the total pop­ulation). Thirty Seven percent of the total male population has at least one homosexual experience during his lifetime. These scien­tific findings and many others were first documented by Alfred Kinsey and his associates twenty four years ago (Sexual Beha.vior in the Human Male 1948). More recently other recognized sex research au­thorities such as Masters and Johnson have supported these pos­itions. Movement folks are all fam­iliar with Wilhelm Reich's truly revolutionary sexual political party of Germany in the thirties. Abolition of laws against abortion and homosexuality was one of Sex- Pol's demands. Only when the truth is fully real­ized and accepted will we be able to reljite as openly, fully and naturally as do heterosexuals. Necessary for our complete lib­eration, beyond repeal of the anti­homosexual statutes, is the neces­sity to bring about a level of con­sciousness concerning sexism. Briefly (for my purposes here) sexism may be defined as dis­crimination against certain per­sons because of their sex or sexual orientation. The following analogy may be drawn: Sexism is to gays and women what racism is to blacks. Laws (or abolitionofthem) do not correct such prejudices. How do we deal with sexism and racism in this society? Any re­asoned discussion would require many written pages. Nevertheless, we are all victims of a puritini­cal, sexist, racist, male dominated (chauvinistic) society. So much for today's 'Gay is Good' lecture. To return to your article, I feel that you conveyed the im­pression of enjoyment enticing "the queers" while cycling on the circuit that night. You speak of peering into one of the cruising cars, looking into the faces of the occupants where you found "the weak, frightened depravity ex­pected". "Poor lost sould", you say, "let the hurt begin." So you cycle off. Let me cite a few day to day realities that gay people must Ii ve with: Fear of entrapment by plainclothes cops; physical attacks (both occur frequently in Houston); serious penlities incorporated in anti homosexual state and munici­pal laws; fear of discovery which can lead to blackmail, loss of employment, ostracization by family and "friends"; etc. All things considered, you will certainly agree that living as such can make for a bit of schizo­phereria. Kinsey said that there is that component of gayness in all people. Some use it exclusively, some not at all and many are somewhere between the two. But to some degree that gay component is in everyone. Due to social conditioning ment­ioned above resulting in th_e "fear" that one may be gay, one may never know the extent of that gay component in them. My suggestion: "Try it, you'll like it." MINI PARK "flicks" IMPROVE by Wayde Frey The Houston Post has made a major blunder in refusing to con­tinue --inting Mini-Park motion pict A ~ .. .,et Taste of Youth that just played is a lyric, haunting film. It was held over a second week late in August. The smashing suc­cess of this film is due to the genius of its director, Barry Knight and its star Jeff Colt. Inspired cenemotography in Eastmancolor, combined with skilled editing and the use of lovely background musical them·es, make this film a masterpiece of throbbing, sen­suous art. Jeff Colt gives the viewer a defenitive screenportraitofhomo­sexual male virility. There are two outstanding-scenes in the movie, each of which feature Colt, the priapic stud, socking it to his youthful male lover. Artistry and creative genius ab­ound in A Sweet Taste of Youth. Barry Knight is a dedicated, pro­fessional moyie-maker, who com­poses his film lovingly and with devotion. The result is mellow magic. You 'II grove on this film as well as its companion feature, Blast Off. This latter film incidentally, rewards the viewer with a sex scene by the pool, in which a tanned, statuesque nude male tanned, statuesque nude male strolls out beside a swimming pool to make a threesome of the two guys who are already commuteing sexually. Mellow magic awaits you at the Mini-Park --- the upgrading and quality of their films are constantly improving. 5 , - . . ~,. Fr,DJ, ,., ~ PRIVATE BATH CLUB~ Houston SOLITUDE --photo essay by Woody Keas. I I 3401 Mitam at Francis -entrance on Francis Membership $2. per year Visits- Tuesday - Wednesday & Thursday - $3.00 Friday Saturday & Sunday Visits $5.00 OPEN 24 h~. ] CLOSED MONDAY 523-8840 THE NUNTIUS PUBLISHED MONTHLY HOUSTON, TEXAS Editor - Phil Fronk Editor - Phi I Jansen Assistant Editor - Poul d' Arey Advertising - Tim Jomes Production - Morion Snoots 4615 MT. VERNON HOUSTON, TEXAS 77006 524-5612 Page 19 l ROl'tNll: ~(OUx· ·;Hi; Fantasy Revi;~j.~"••• .. ••"•"•••· ;~,~ <'Mad~m, ... Ici hardly call that indecent exPosure / 1 ~-•• ganize groups m wnich to discuss and spread the goals of the move­ment. Homosexual liberation is part of the sexual revolution which G.L.F. Argentina .__ In August 1971, somewhere in Buenos Aires, a group of homo­sexuals of both sexes decided to form the Homosexual Liberation Front. The movement recognizes as its antecedents the analogous homosexual organizations in Europe and the United States, maintaining fraternal relations with some of these, as well as the Argentine publication Nuestro Mundo, which was first published in September, 1969. The source of political inspi­ration of the Front is its integra­tion with the movements for national and social liberation which function in Argentina. And its function in Argentina- And its goal is to get these movements to incorporate in their program and strategy the demands of the sex­ual revolution, without which the liberation of mankind will be in­complete. We understand that our objective entails a complex and difficult endeavor. We believe that eroticism is a fundamental instrument of free­dom. The creation of a New Man requires that the flesh be unali­enated and unrepressed, as Daniel Guerin once said. We affirm that it is the unavoidable duty of the revolutionary movement to teach, and cultivate, joyfully and health­fully, the art that is free love. A profound social revolution is not possible without the liquidation of the moral standards of a class society. We understand that in a repres­sive society and a world structured on the basis of the oppression of one class by another, of one sex by the other, or some states by others, the abolitionofanto-homo­sexual taboos would be an illusory victory. The anti-homosexual society is a society which is anti-sexual and anti-erotic, forcing its people in the name of morality to experience with guilt most of the pleasures which human beings pursue in order to realize their tendency to be happy. The liberation of the homosexual is, then, profoundly linked to the process of liberation which will end other forms of op­pression, ending the misery, ang- Poge 20 . h f':l~'o\ lllS and defiguation experienced by l human beings because of the current economic structure and cultural superstructure. The Homosexual Liberation Front is determined to put an end to the silence and the false­hood which surround the subject of homosexuality. We will strive to put an end to the marginality in , which we live, a marginality to which society condemns us, a mar­ginality which we impose on our­selves through self-censorship. selves through self-censorship. We will strive to end the distance, the lack of communication and the contempt with which we are usually treated, noting that this situation seriously distorts an aspect of human relations - - between those who are oppressed and those who are the oppressors - - and this brings harm to both. We must have a dialogue to do away with the prejudice, ignorance and fear that the ruling classes have built over the ages. Male and female, masculine and feminine -­these categories can no longer be dogmatically accepted in order to satisfy the exploiters of the day. And the dialogue will not be fruit­ful without ideological equality, that is, without removing the infamous stain which marks the homosexual. It ·must be understood that the homosexual has the right to live out his other eroticism as seems best to him or her. It is evident that the official morality has its origins in, and has con­verted itself in the philosophical formula of, a socio-economic in­stitution monogomous mat­rimony, which was instituted so that private property could be maintained and transmitted in ac­cordance with normal, un­challengeable lines. It is essential that we clear up the myths about sex that have arisen in the name of the conservation of private pro­perty, since these myths imply the objectification and alienation of erotic life. · The Homosexual Liberation Front seeks to regularly com­municate its objectives and princi­ples of the movement, and urges homosexuals of both sexes to or-must exist with the social revo­lution that is sweeping the con­temporary world. This is the fundamental contribution, along · with the growth of consciousness, which the Front hopes to give to the current process of our society. The movement has adopted a pink triangle as its emblem. This symbol was used in Nazi con­centration camps to distinguish the homosexual prisoners. It has been chosen since it constitutes a synthesis of the ideals sought: human liberation against a society which is classist, authoritarian and repressive. What is at issue is the right of each individual to live without fear, to have freedom of choice, to be able to control his or her own body, labor and knowledge. (Translation by Allen Young) (Editor's note: The full Spanish text of this declaration, as well as other Spanish-language gay lib­eration articles and poems, may be found in Afuera, published by Gay Latins in New York City. A copy of Afuera may be obtained for a donation - - - a dollar is recommended - - from Afuera, % Ecstasy, Box 410 OldChelseaSta., New York, N.Y. 10011. Anyone wishing to communicate with the Argentine Homosexual Liberation ' Front should write to them in care of Afuera at this address since ll~tine sisters and brothe'rs are unable to have a published address at this time due to re­pressive conditions.) = FOREIGN CAR SERVICE 5415 Fannin at Calumet FREE ESTIMATES on body work and repair Foreign Car Specialist -I' a 'I 528 9362 Hours 6 A.M. to 10 P.M. Quality Printing at Printed while you wait prices. City Art Studio 4615 Mt. Vernon 524 5612 Complete Service - Layout, Typesetting, and Printing. Next time you need printing try us and you will see their is a difference in quality but not in price ANOTHER \LETTER' Dear Editor, In regard to the "Don't Do It" editorial in your August 1972 is­sue, I would like to set forth a few points in opposition to the negative position taken by your editorial writer. First, the editorial was heavily rhetorical and polemic in its sty le and was calculated to frighten the gay guy who has never experienced FF (fistfucking). Those who have had experience with FF will cert­ainly be inclined to write off this editorial as the work of one who is either excessively cautious or perhaps totally unaware of what FF is about. Admittedly, one can sustain damage from an FF session in the same way that one can be harm­ed by a brutal screwing or a sadistic blow job. The gay guy (or girl, for that matter) who wants to enjoy FF need only take some elementary precautions to minimuze the possibilities of any damage. Common sense will tell him that he needs to be certain that his fiftfucker uses ample lubrication and proceeds slowly enough that the anal sphincter can adjust to the considerable bulk of the human fist and forearm. I'll not go into all the details here since anyone interested in the esoteric date of FF can read "Pardon My Fist," a provocative article by Louis Jekyll in the October 1972 issue of QQ Maga­zine, which bas already been pub­lished. Over the last few months, this writer has received an appreci­ated the contributions made by books published on the s ubject of gay and straight S/M sex. I've reached the conclusion that if one has to ask WHY should I do any of the supposedly bizarre things - -including FF - - mentioned in the pages of these special books, IT'S NOT FOR YOU! There are a lot of pleasures to be derived from S/M sex and MARY'S BAR -- ' RONSUE'S 3236 McKINNEY DALLAS, TEXAS 526-9333 from FF in particular, but if you are wondering why you're doing it, then forget it, baby. There's no need for you, the thinking gay who was somehow motivated to read this far, to go along with every new kick that comes along. BUT if you feel the urge to do it, then get it on! Exercise the same restraints and caution that characterize the wise person in most of his activities and you'll do fine. Not for you are the stri­dent voices of those who envy and condemn the adverturous and innovative gay. You may be reassured to know that some of the S/M set have been engaging in FF for many years (no one knows just how many). Only recently has FF be­come a noted phenomenon, and it seems that a lot of gays want to jump on the bandwagon when something kicky and freaky pops up. To those of you who are fluffs (the S/M term for non S/M types), my gut reaction is that FF is not probably going to be your special pleasure. But if you want to try it, be sure to let your partner know that this is your first time and advise him of your "limits." That is, let him know that you can take just so much (which may be just a fist for some, whereas others can take an arm all the way to the elbow) and NO MORE! Unless his is absolutely demented, you can expect him to respect your limits. So, FF novices, quell your fears, use a generous amount of lubri­cant and a large supply of common sense. Pease, A.T. Dear A.T., Everyone has a right to their opinion, and so do you - - - but, I would hate for you to encourage someone to try it (gently or other­wise) and be hurt. So until an arm or a leg is requested, why not keep them in their respective places and the appendages "ordinarly" used in the sex act in theirs. Editor 'Pen .10 A.Al. 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WEEK END WARRIOR - Fight weeds - cut grass in River Oaks Area of Houston. 7 hours/Saturday $2.00 per hour. Need strong, virile chap - Call JA3-6577 •---------- GUIDE SERVICE for ~i~~i- ;nd - South Florida. Private & Discreet Lie. Chauffeur with car. Send self addressed stamped envelope for cost and information. BALLARD and WEBER - Box 965 - KEY LARGO, FLA. 33037. BARFLY '72 - Just OFF the Press! Most accurate guide to gay places on the market today. Over 1000 listings . . . . . Over 150 cities in Western U.S., Canada and Mex­ico. Send $3 (Calif. residents add 15¢ sales tax) to: ADVOCATE, Box 74695, L.A., CA. 90004. SINGING - CLASSICAL PIANO - Professional instruction from a teacher who takes pride in student advancement - 723-3254. 1 "HAWK" service for lonely gay boys. Information w/stamp. Box 337, Milliken, Colorado 80543. ALOE VERA COSMETICS - - for everyo_ne. 643-7976, days - 524-6533, nights - any hours. DUPLEX - UPPER - redecorate as you please - furnish own utilities - water paid - $100. per month. Montrose area - 524-5612. GAY SAFARI - Send 25¢ for full details to: SAFARI WEST, 10655 Shore Drive, Boca Raton, Fla. 33432. TEXAS MALE 28, well endowed - would like to hear from gay photo­grapher who can take and develope photos in private studio or private home. Would like pictures made in bathing trunks and nude. Beaumont, Houston or Galveston area photo­graphers please. Write to R.D.M. Box P, 4615 Mt. Vernon, Houston, Texas 77006. CONQUER IMPOTENCY! Stimu­lating elixir containing Sex Hor­mones! $5.00 - Box4937-N Yuma Arizona 85364. ' ' PORNOGRAPHY COLLECTOR - - Avid collector of pornography wants additional prints, photos drawings, and movies to expand existing library. If you have du­plicate or reproduceable material of this nature please call JA3- 6577 (All inquirys strictly con­fidential - not desired for re­production or sale but for perwonal CORRECTION production or sale but for personal use.) corrected phone number S & M GEAR BROCHURE $3.00 30 pages of outrageous toys - ATOL LTD% Fe-De's Dept. "N", 1501 Folsom Street, San Frnacisco, Calif. 94103. LIVE IN HOUSEMAN needed in Memorial Area, Houston. Must be good with dogs, Expected to do housecleaning, laundry and help with entertaining. Must speak Eng­list, have clean neat appearance. Private quarters. Wednesday and Sundays off. Call Mr. Parker - 783-8586 after 6 P.M. GAY. REFERRALS Where to go - Doctors - Lawyers - etc. - - - - - 524-5612 - for rent - Willowbend area - Houston - 3-2-2, den, utility room, built-ins, patio, fenced yard. Ex­ceptionally nice - $2.25 montyly - call 664-6747 after 5 p.m. SAFE, DISCREET CONTACTS. Send stamp for details. Club, Box' - - - - - - - - -~- - - -- - - 324, Ontario, Calif. 91761. IIM11US ------------ GAYLA - The kind of material ,UILISIB> MDNTIL Y you'd want to handle and hold! HDUl1IIN. i'EXAS 50¢ grabs a fistful of mouth water-ing Prime Beef - - try it baby - - you'll like it! XXX, 2025 Prairie St., Dept. NT, Chatsworth, Calif. 91311. GAY INFORMATION LINE - (415) 621-2089 -- Emergency referals for housing, food, clothing, legal, survival needs for G~ people in the Bay Area, open 24 hours a day. "WELL BUILT" masculine young man would like someone interested to contact him. Send phone # to Box 36644, Houston, Texas 77036. Page 22 Editor - Phil Frank Editor - Steve Jonsson Production - Larry Walding "U MT. YIIIIIIN ...,.._ TUAI 711N 5M-Nl2 JI I I I I I I• r I It~ 1 ,, ,~Rlf.~ 1Q1THlf WJ~T}lij 'I S4.oo - 1 ,s'fiis " ' ' 1 ,1, J,'J .. · · Classified Advertising - 10¢ per word ENCLOSED S _____ _ Name ______________________ _ Address City ____________________ _ Stat·.,_ _________ _ Zip ________ _ The NUNTIUS 4615 Mt. Vernon Houston, Texas 77006 Publicalion ol rhe name or pbotogrop~ of any person O( ~•gon1Jqt1on ,n artocles or adv•rti,ing i~ The NUNT,IUS is not to be construed os any indication of t~e sexual or,entation of such person or• organization. LONELY - quiet w/m 28 wants sincere gay to settle down with. w_ant lasting relationship and love. Tired of bar-scene and being alone. Serious calls please. Call anytime. Would also like to make a few sincere friends. South Oak Cliff - Dallas, Roy - 224-2-54. We are a group of gays intrest­ed in resending the oppression of female and male homosexuals in Texas prisons and jails. We need information concerning personal experience with laws pertaining to homosexuality, enforcement, treatment of gay prisoners and anything concerning this subject. We'd like to share your exper­iences and knowledge. All names will be kept confidential. Results of this research may be used for a radio documentary and articles for newspapers. If you are in­terested, send us a typewritten (if possible) account of your ex­periences, and if you'd like to do a taped interview, let us know. We also welcome any addresses of people now in prison who would like to participate. Write Chris Tebow, 1539 Hawthorne #3, Hous­ton, Texas 77006. m Hmisty La. On Ma$ch , 1972 a gay streak hit Lake C~le. Lynn Roy and his beautiful if Geni opened the Misty Lou . The cluli really got swinging the week of the formal opening. People have been coming from all parts to visit this new meeting place. More is in store for the Misty Lounge. The club was very happy The club was very happy with the tournout for the first pool tournament. First place went to Glenda Gale with second place to Rosie Fournier. The first drag show was held with a great att1mdance. All the contestants were beautiful and all deserved to win. The judges had a very hard time. Miss Pamela Tiffin won the title of MISS MISTY 1972. Usually the first person you will meet at the door will be Jack. He will always be there to give a hand, a joke and to make you feel at ease. lack is loved by all. Without him, much would be lost. ~ack will be more than glad to issue a guest card or a yearly membership for $10.00. At the bar the Misty has lov­ing Don. Ask him to mix you a MISTY SPECIAL. It won't take but a few of these to get you in the right mood for fun and pleasure. If by chance you are setting at on of our tables, Bobby will be more than glad to take your order. Please be our guest the next time you are traveling through Lake Charles. Our phone number is 436-9391 and the Lounge is located on Legion Street off High­way 14. If you can't find the Lounge, please ~all and someone will be more than happy to give directions. Well this is Mother Nature say­ing "HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE GA YEST PLACE IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA". Three hours drive and you are in another country or so it seems. Out Interstate 10 to Lake Charles, La. There you find people of a different breed completely from the accoustomed "Houstonian." The spot where the Gays all go is something else. It is called Misty and run by Lynn Roy and his lovely wife Gene, who by the way are not but the kids of the clan have accepted them as "fam­ily." Other great people associated with the bar are Jack, Don, Bob and Ann. All of this group strive to make this place in Lake Charles what it is. For dancing, pool, good drinks and great folks visit there for a fun-filled weekend. Go and stay for a day or two as there is plenty to see and do in this never to be forgotten scenic town. There is a lake for water skiing, beach for sunbathing and water for swiming and fishing. Have you ever been Gar fish­ing, if not do and the place to do it is here. Jack and wife Ruby are shown here with some un­knowns with much fish. The one alone holding with thumb and fore­finger is none other than Don, the bartender from the Misty. I really think he could do better but his bag is tropical fish. >- -< 3: C >- w ID w IX 0. ::..: VI W. GRAY 0 ...J -< IL IL :::, ID WESTHEIMER W,ALABAMA RICHMOND 2 SOUTHWEST FREEWAY 59 Ill RICE .. 0 /; 4 z z E 0 C IX w :c 0. w :c VI :c I- :::, ~ 5 6 8 25 z 0z~ - ">' ~ ~ w VI 0 IX 1- z 0 ~ 1--u-NV,--ER-s,-Tv"~""...,__ O Indicates new bar. 21 1. FARMHOUSE 6. LA BOHEME 11. RED ROOM 16. MINI PARK 21. THE NUMBERS 2. GALLEON 7. NUNTIUS 12. MR. FRIZBY 13. IDKAMP 17. EXILE 22. ROUND TABLE 3. ALTHEA'S 8. MARY'S 18. LA CAJA 23. BRAZOS BAR 4 RANCH HOUSE 9. 900 CLUB 14. 19. GOLD ROOM 24. GLASS STINE 5. ROARING SO'S 10. 15. SURF 20. PINK EU;PHANT 25. STORYBOOK INWOOD PRESTON lZ C.1f:i,, 1'¾-l./f: .\",p/4;s. v--'T-'-=~~----r~~ 10 GREENVILLE A VE 0 f 1, Villa Fontana, 1315 Skiles 7. Ronsue, 3236 McKinney z. Detour, 3113 Live Oak 8. T.J~'s, 3307 McKinnev 30 . Entre' Nuit &. BacheloT Quarters Baths, 3116 Live Oak 9. Chip Inn 3ZZ4 N, Fitzhugh 4. Gene's Music Bar, 307 s. Akard 10. Briar Patch, 5709 Oram 5. The Swinger, 2121 N. Field 11. Bon Soir, 5601 Lover's Lane -.... ,, 6. Bayou Landing &. Delta Baths, 2609 Pea,rl lZ. -Metropolitan Community Church, Preston at Normandy Page 23 CALENDAR DALLAS BAKER'S MAINTENANCE SERVICE 127 North Edgefield . . . . . • . . . 942-2837 BAYOU CLUB 3717 Rawlins . . . . . . . . . BA YOU LANDING 2609 North Pearl . . . . . . . . . BRIAR PATCH, The 5709 Oram . . . . . . . . . CANDY STORE, The 3014 Throckmorton DEl.TA BATHS 2609 North Pearl MAARS, The Club 1819 North Henderson NUNTIUS Dallas Office RONSUE'S 3236 McKinney FT. WORTH AFTER DARK LOUNGE ...... . . . ......... . . .. . .. . 526-9302 742-3269 824-9190 526-9408 742-3269 824-9710 521-0218 526-9333 1112 • 8th An . ............... 332-0417 HOUSTON ANACO PUBLISHING COMPANY P. 0 . Box 66416 - Houston, Texas 77006 BATHS, Mr. Frizby 3401 Milam COBRA CLUB 905 Woodrow GALLEON, The 523-8840 528-8810 2720 Richmond Avenue . . . . . . . . 528-8787 LA CAJA 1104 Tuam LA BOHEME 1504 Westheimer MARY'S BAR 1022 Westheimer .... .. .. . MID-TOWNE LOUNGE 2932 South Main 226-9125 528-9552 528-8851 528-9397 - . ------ - --- -., - ·- SEPT EM BER 1972 MINI-PARK THEATRE 2907 South Main. .......... 528-5881 NEW IMAGE, The 190! South Shepherd ... . ..... 528-9800 NUNTIUS 4615 Mt. Vernon 4615 Mt. Vernon ......... 524-5612 RED ROOM, The 612 Hadley ......... 226-8242 ROARING 60'S 2305 South Shepherd .... ..... 528-9430 RICCI CORTEZ 2305 South Shepherd . . . . . . . . . 528-1000 SAEPAS ENTERPRISES P. 0. BOX 66003 - Houston, Texas 77006 SCENE I 1904 South · Shepherd ...... . . . SIXTY SECOND BAIL BOND 2319 South Shepherd . . . . . . .. STORYBOOK, The 1312 West Alabama . ....... . 900 CLUB. The 900 Lovett .. . ..... . FOREIGN CAR SERVICE 5415 Fannin GALVESTON ROBERTS LAFITTE 528-9800 526-4406 528-8141 528-8900 528-9326 2503 Market . . . . . . . . . 763-5363 WACO THE PUB 1425 Franklin · · · • • • · · . 753-9136 Everyone's Fun House - Dallas RON SUE's .... 526-9333 =tJie <fNUN<=rIUS 40e & OUR COMMUNITY ------------------- f.!.!-"~-------------__;S~E PT E !,1 B _ERO 1~2-_HO U STOM. TEX AS •
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