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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1973
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Date January 1973
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  • LGBTQ people
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
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Transcript t}ie VOLUME 4 NO. 1 8\/UNCJ"IUS JANUARY, 1973 HET'S CRASH HOUSTON BATHS It's not a car wash One morning a few days before Christmas the quiet of Houston's, now well known, Mr. Frizby was shattered by an invited guest, or should it be said guests. Ted stated, "the damage in dol­lars and cents was not much, but had the booths along the Milam Street side been occupied at the time of the accident, death or serious injury to the occupants would have resulted." The section that was damaged fortunately was closed at the time of the accident. Gay People Health and Mental An automobile driven by a "het" woman and her child, neither being members, burst through a panneled window to disrupt members piece and quiet inside this private club. The picture above shows where this invasion was made by the "bets" using their car · as a battering ram. The occupants of the Club were, would you believe, shocked beyond belief - - - not knowing wheather the Club had been bombed or an earthquake had occured. At the instance of attendants, Club mem­bers who were not shocked into their clothing were haistly re­quested to don "suitabl.e" attire to greet the uneiqnicted visitors along with the blast of cold air. Mr. Frizby, Houston's only bath, was very quickly repaired by the owner and his able assistants owner and his able assistants and open for business a few hours later. One of the finest and most in­formative published bulletins to come forward in recent months is the one headed above - • Gay People and Mental Health. The NUNTWS is running Vol. 1 No. 3 in its intirety in the hopes that you, our readers can see the help to the community this will be with your support. LESBIAN ISSUE This third issue of Gay People and Mental Health is devoted to events concerning lesbians. It is not our desire to segregate news from the lesbian community into separate issues, but rather to focus attention in this issue on a portion of the gay community which is too often ignored. The mental health profession is particularly skilled at ignoring, misinterpreting, and misunder­standing lesbians. Women's sex­uality and mental health in general has been (and is) belittled, sex­typed, and exploited, to say nothing of those of us who are a minority within a subjugated group. This newsletter barely scrat­ches the surface in attempting to inform people about happenings in the lesbian nation. It is being put together in the hope that it will be a catalyst for those of you with additional knowledge and in­formation to pass on to us, so we in turn can provide a wider range of materials. Materials of re­levance to lesbians have been scant in the past - only in the last few years have there been publications of value. We look forward to your response. Cindy Hanson/ J~~q frel?t9fl BIBLIOGRAPHY AVAILABLE The Lesbian Resource Center of Minneapolis has compiled a biblio­graphy of lesbian-related mater­ials. Incleded are books, period­icals, and articles. It is available free, but please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Contact: The Lesbian Resource Center, c/o Karen Browne, 710 West 22nd Street, Mpls MN 55405. PAPER PRESENTED ON "SISTER LOVE" Janis Kelly, writing in Non­Traditional Family Forms in the 1970's, presents a paper entitled, "Sister Love: An Exploration of the Need for Homosexual Exper­ience." The following is a summary taken from her paper: "In short, women have two tasks before them. They must bring their minds and bodies back together, and they must use them to change the society which now cripples them. For both, the ability to love both themselves and others is prerequisite. Due to the openness and vulnerability required, they can develop this ability only in relationships free of power-strug­gles. Because of real imbalance of Mr. Frizby, as he is known to most, Ted to others, was sum­moned and immediately began, after a quick apprasal of the damage, repairing it. power exists between the sexes, the condition for their learning to love fully without fear are at present met only in a homosexual setting." Janis Kelly is associated with the Section of Neurobiology and Behavior, Langmuir Laboratory, Cornell University, N.Y. 14850. Non-Traditional Family Forms in the 1970's is published by the National Council on Family Relat­ions, 1219 University Av SE. Mpls, MN 55414. WOMEN'S READINGS BEING PREPARED A collective of ·the Kansas Cit;· Women's Liberation Union is pre­paring a volume of readings pert­aining to women and the mental health profession. Included will be a chapter, as well as references, on oppressive mental health ap- TV News carried the story along with pictures of the "runaway car" having crashed into an UN­OCCUPIED BUILDING. Mr. Frizby celebrated its first birthday this past April 18 and is anticipating another in the next f~}f months. Ho\lSton i!l fleased Jq ~ave such a nice, wei run and managed business such as this one is. The owner, although not a native, has joined in and been welcomed by the community and the community businesses for his wholehearted support in any and all efforts to better conditions for all Houston Gays. proaches to lesbians. For more information contact: Kansas City Women's Liberation Union, c/ o Kate Kasten, 1218 East 49 Terr., Kansas City, MO 64110. LESBIAN MOTHERS UNION The Lesbian Mothers Union was formed in June of 1971. Since that time they have been leading the battle for the rights of lesbians with children. They are currently · besieged by attorneys handling child custody cases for lesbian mothers. They need any informat­ion (i.e. studies, literature, re­search) concerning the "fitness" of lesbians raising children. People who can aid in the fight for gay women to keep their child­ren contact: Lesbian Mothers Un­ion, 330 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA 94102. OUR COMVIUNITY NOThiNG hUMAN is AlieN TO us • - ..... JOIN WITH YOUR BROTHERS & SISTERS ·. i~: IN CHRISTIAN LOVE. WORSHIP TOGETHER AT THE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH NEAREST TO YOU. MCC IS A CHURCH OPEN TO ALL PEOPLE . . WITH A SPECIAL MINISTRY TO THE GAY COMMUNITY. GOD~ LOVE YOU! DALLAS: Metropolitan C01D111unity Church of Dallas 3834 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Tx 75204 Phone: (214) 826-0291 Sunday Services: 11:00 AM and 7:30 PM Pastor: Rev. Richard Vincent AUSTIN: Metropolitan Community Church of Austin P. o. Box 1256, Austin, Tx 78767 Phone: (512) 442-4898 Sunday Services: 408 West 23 Street, Austin 2:00 PM Interim Pastor: Rev. Robert Bogarte FT. W<ltTH: Agape Metropolitan Community Church P.O. Box 26063, Ft. Worth, Tx 76116 Sunday Services: 2800 Purington, Ft. Worth 7:30 PM Interim Pastor: Rev. David Carden For information regarding other areas, contact the nearest MCC office. SEXUALITY Volume m, No. 1, of Women: A Journal of Liberation is devoted to women's sexuality/sensuality. Two articles, "Lesbianism and Feminism" by Anne Koedt and "On Becoming Sensual" by Barbara Macciocca speak from lesbian per­spectives. While Koedt's article explores lesbianism and radical feminism, Macciocca shares her personal awareness and growth as a lesbian. · • The third issue of Volume m is entitled "Women Locked Up" and is now being prepared. It "will focus on the physical and psychological imprisonmentofwo­men as carried out by such in­stitutions as prisons, mental in­stitutions, old age homes, the church and schools". Those in­: erested in submitting materials should do so by January 1st. Contact: Women: A Journal of Liberation, 3028 Greenmont Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218. BOOKS Lesbian/Woman by Del Martin GAY WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER CZ-he Lesbian/Woman by Del Martin The Gay Women's Resource Center in Seattle is a place for lesbians to meet, relax, and be with other women. Althou­gh they have a library, like all libraries relevant to lesbians, it is limited due to the lack of valid related materials. the center is on the look-out for book articles, and materials written by sisters. Speaking engagements at prisons, high schools, and mental institutions are free . Speakers are available to the general community on a fee basis. The center offers "counseling" to women and is forming a Radi­cal "Therapy" Collective. Those interested in further information contact: Gay Women's Resource Center, c/o Suzanne Herzstam, YWCA, 4224 University Way NE, Seattle WA 98105. PSYCHOSURGERY The December 1972 issue of The Lesbian Tide contains "Excerpts from Psychosurgery" by Barbara Roberts, M.D. Subtitled "The Final Solution To The Woman c:Briar 'Patch 5709 Oram (OFF 1900 BLOCK GREENVILLE) HAPPY HOUR ~ 5:00 - 7:00 I DAILY I I Dallas, Tez. Page 2 TWO FOR ONE 9:00 - 10:00 and 12:00 - 1:00 TUESDAYS 824..-.. 9190 Problem'?", it takes a hard look at behavior modification and its implications for women and gays. Citing testimony and research done by doctors here and abroad, the favorite subject of psychosurgery is overwhelmingly women and gay people. A California neurosurgeon writing in 1964, states that 72% of all lobotomies performed on "psychotics" are women and 80% on "neurotics" are women. Evidence of success is often based on the fact that these women are "able to return to housekeeping chores". Similarly, Gay people (predominantly men) are popular guinea pigs for lobotomists. The cure for "sexual deviation" through psychosurgeryis espoused by Dr. F.D. Roeder of West Ger­many. In 1969, the British Med­ical Journal's editorial "Calling for grain surgery for 'sexual disorders"' is cited in the case of three gay males whose success story was determined by a lessened "sexual drive". Also explored is the use of electrical stimulation of the brain by Dr. Jose Delgado. Partially funded by the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force, ESB has proven itself effective in reproducing any number of respon­ses in human beings - from violence to orgasms. LESBIAN TIDE, 1124 1/2 Ogden Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90046. GAY CONFERENCE HELD/ LESBIAN CONFERENCE PLANN­ED Sacramento State College was the ite of a conference sponsored by Sacramento State's Gay Studies Program and Sacramento's Gay Community Services Center. Gay women's groups in attendance were the Lesbian Feminists, Daughters of Bilitis, and Lesbian Lesbian Tide Collective. Work­shops open to lesbians only were: Lesbian Sexuality, The Treatment of Lesbians in Mental Hospitals and Prisons, Lesbian Social Ser­vice Activism, and Lesbian Re­search. The Lesbian General Assembly called for a West Coast Lesbian Conference to be held in Los Angeles, February 17-19. The conference will cover cultural, political, sexual, and social con­cerns of the lesbian community. Workshops on lesbians in mental institutions and prisons, lesbian sexuality, and political actions will be included. Contact: Gay Community Services Center, 1614 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA90017. COUNSELING Julie Lee, long active in the gay movement and member of Daugh­ters of Bilitis in New Jersey, has been counseling women for the past three years. Her work involves both' counseling women in the New Jersey area and corres­ponding with women across the country. While helpin nearly 800 women of all ages, Lee's greatest concern is for those women "in their 30's, 40's and over , with husbands and children, who have suddenly found they can fight their feelings no longer'". She provides direct counseling , re­ferrals to local sources of help and handles "problems" through correspondence. Julie Lee, Daughters of Bilitis in New Jersey, PO Box 62, Fan­wood, NJ 07023. GAY PEOPLE AND MENTAL HEALTH is being published at about the 15th of each month. To subscribe, please fill out this form and send it with $6 ($12 for libraries) to: When the Laughter Died Lance Rentzel: When All the Laugh- Lance Rentzel: When All the Laughter Died In Sorrow. New York: Saturday Review Press, 1972. $6.95. This is a book neither about a gay nor by a gay. This is an autobiography, woven against the tapestry of living football. Read­ers who expect titillation will be disappointed. There is scant mention of homosexuality at all. Yet gays will find much in this book with which to identify. In a conservative area such as the South, and in the Dallas area in particular, there is often an unbelievable amount of represent­CORRECTION unbelieveable amount of re­pressiveness that periodically rears its serpintine head and strikes. Lance Reutzel was a victim of just such a bigoted venom, and he has detailed his experience for the world to see, and hopefully to understand. They will comprehend the clandestine antipathy, the per­secution of family, the unrelent­ing excoriation of public ridicule, the personal hll both of Lance and of his family, the struggle to rebuild a shattered life. Sexual exhibitionism in the South if it involves children, is on a par with heresy and blasphemy, and it is probable that only homosexual­ity is considered worse. What's more, if it is a prominent figure who is apprehended, the result is often a near-crucifixion. So it will be of some com­fort to gays to be reminded that there are other sexual minorities and that there are other martyers for the sake of human dignity and freedom and understanding, that there are those in the straight world who have known slander, malice, odium, execration. Besides all this, the book is one of the few books about football which this reviewer has read which is written in such a way that the contents suggest that the writer has had real experience. Too many authors have written the things they think the spectator wants to hear; Lance has written what the spectator ought to hear. He deftly puts feeling, rather than mere ob- NUNTIUS/JANUARY 1973 servation, into simple words. In short: the honesty of Mr. Tentzel 's intensely personal re­miniscense and introspection is refreshing in a day when sham is rife. I? II 11 hOrtI.:..ONT.i.L 1 pelt Terry - 3 conjunction 4 cut hay or grass 6 godcess of dawn 7 alternate life style 9 look at 10 transportation forrr. V2:rtTIChL 1 J.Jr, -------- Kameny 2 Rev, Horatio 4 auth, of Billy Budd; probably gay, 5 gay A~er,dramatist; twice .?ul1tzer 12 Holbrook 15 female sheep 17 ob~ect pronoun; 3rd 7 editor-founder gay Olympia Presa 8 first name gay former editor Time; recently came out, person s1ng1.2lar 1 9 rope f1 bre 20 boast 22 ---- Vidal 23 sing; ----; sung 24 famous French fashion designer 26 (diag, up) Long ~istance (abbr,) 27 cozy· 11 ---- as a , II bug i?;l a rug 29 .:ir. ---- Goodlx:an 30 happy; joyful Solution on page 22- 10 Horst-------- 11 gay Sir hl'thur wrote !!!usic to "Onward Christian Sol::!iers" 13 famous French gay Nobel author 14 light alcoholic bvge, often drunk at New Year's or with food 16 gay English author; his trials were famous 18 famous gay auth,died 1965; nephew of same name also writes, 20 large 21 fa~ous 3errn.gen.~.i. II; suspect gay, 25 common color 26 ~ay auth • .?hyllis ---- 1000 EMBOSSED BUSINESS CARDS $8.95 4615 Mt. Vernon 524-5612 QUALITY PRINTING •• ~•- ­amn~ 1126 Autrey Houston, T exos 77006 t Personal Buisness accounts welcome OUT OF TOWN customers welcome We will write and place your ad Gay Mail 1126 Autrey Houston, Texas 77006 Write for rates taylored to fit your nee~s. 522 5609 (713) Gay I •ooksbelf by Alan - - - BLACK ANGEL by Gordon Daniels; 187 pages; published at $1.95 by Greenleaf Classics, 3511 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, Calif. 92120. same book, and in fact are de­cidedly different. But both are ex­citing, each in its own way. BLACK ANGEL operates on the thesis that fear, danger, and com­ination can be potent aphrodisiacs given the right person and cir­cumstances. Any gay who has ever had T-room sex or cruised a public park can testify that the sexual thrill that often derives from a sense of danger. When we first saw the title of this f--- book, we thought it might be a re-issue of a little sex volume already in our personal library. Maybe wome of you own the earlier novel of the same title by Carl Corley, released in 1968 by another publishing house. Be ~~~"r"cl that the two are NOT the Likewise, our S/M friends will turn on to the domination scenes which feature white dominated by black and the reverse as well. Many exciting scenes here for dudes who dig more conventional gay sex. WANT TO DO SOMETHING TOBETTERYOUR LIFE AND HELP YOUR GAY BROTHERS AND SISTERS AT THE SAME TIME ? DO SOMETHING! DON'T JUST COMPLAIN ABOUT DISCRIMINATION. JOIN THE Circle of Friends TEXAS' OLDEST HOMOPHILE ORGANIZATION AND SPONSORS OF DALLAS' ANNUAL GAY PRIDE PARADE ALL MEN & WOMEN (OVER 18) WELCOME, TO MEET NEW FRIENDS AND ENJOY GAY ACTIVITY, MAIL THIS COUPON TODAY: ------------------------------------------ ; am interested in learning more about the CIRCLE OF FRIENDS and how I can expand my social life while helping others, Please send me a brochure, Enclosed is $ 1, 00 to help pay for postage, printing, and a small contribution to social justice, Nanie ______________ ....:Age _ _ Address Ci ty_ _-_-_-_-_--_-_-_-_-_-_=S t-at-e_ -_--_-_-_ - Zip Phone ____ _ 51mericas Gzasst Gay Ear cgeautiful cpatio u'Uixed COrink~ ontana Page 3 ~-,' n ~ .J EVERYONE'S FUN HOUSE PRESENTS THE BEST I N THE AREA IN THE ART OF FEMALE IMPERSONATION: SONG, DANCE, SATIRE AND RECORD P ANTOMINE ! SHOWS - • * THURSDAYS - 9:30 - 11:30 • SUNDAYS - 8:3--10:30 & 12:30 SATURDAY AFTERNOON JUleE DRINKS SPECIAL 50¢ \~"7 __S_UND.. A;.Y... ._B_ LOO_DY M_ARY _PAR_TY __. J New Era or Tired Queens I am a gay person searching for something more - more than going to a bar and turning a trick or playing the woman-man pawn in your chessboard bitch-game. I fancied myself one in a com­munity, reveling in an era of new thought and liberation in which . my brothers and I no longer had to live in the shadows of T-rooms and bus stations yet - - - l find my technicolor fantasies are sud­denly focussed to the black and white reality. That I was wrong . . . I will continue to be me and my brothers and sisters may continue to hide their eyes to the dawn that will inevitably overtake them. I am a gay person searching for something more! A not so fond fairwell ROXANE DOES IT AGAIN ! ! ! The above picture is of a very talented "Drag" that is fast earn­ing the reputation of dishonesty. The last known place of em­ployment was the Red Room in Houston. Upon leaving the Red Room and the place where he was living with '·friends", Roxane not Ii ving with " friends", Roxane not only took things not belonging to him but a lot more. In fact - enough to warrant felony theft charges. Unless the items taken are returned very quickly it will leave no alternative for the in­jured persons but to go to the authorities. Other than the theft of the cloth­ing, both mens and drag attire, Roxane had a " tab" at the bar and owed one of the bar owners for a loan made Xmas to help him get presents for his "roommates." The departure was without notice leaving the Red Room without a show, as he was in charge of same until Tiffany Jones returned from Florida. If any of our readers know the whereabouts of Roxane have her contact the NUNTIUS as to what his plans are to return or re­imburse people for the damages he has caused. It is also recom­mended to Bar and Club Operators interested in employing this per­son to contact some of the previous employers. It is understood that this is not the first time such as this has happened. In Dallas, Chicago that we have been told of. bIV• .~J:Y. l,irlJ •••_. . { . :.- l · ~ . .-: ' t- ·, ;~1:~t~st9h. e.. :- '•' : ~ bl SHOWTIME - SUNDAY WEDNESDAY • 9 · ti/ 11. 226 8242 612Hadley HOOTER TIME 4 Draft, Draft .15¢ Bottle Beer .35¢ Bar Drinks .50¢ Monday - Half price drin~s if you are dressed WESTERN ------------· 7 I ., ' "' •' 1 '''' 1 ti ' 11 '' t,ttlftttl Hilt 1111 tt,,., '" "" ''" "The man in the alcove paid him almost no attention. He ap­preciated why. · the solution to the situation is real throat-catcher. There is no groveling plea for understanding and forgiveness. Rather, Glenn lays his life open before his son's capacity for com­prehension and acceptance. a , Susanne Chambers Wheat was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She received an A.B. degree from Drury College in Missouri and is a ,member of the American As­sociation of University Women. She has written book reviews for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The reader watches spellbound as the boy ponders, rationalizes, and ultimately takes a first tena­tive, bewildered step. toward ful' manhood. She andh!'rfamily live in Spring­field, Missouri. ROOM crowd was the warmestand most responsive audience I have appeared before." This reporter is at a loss as to just who's guest Michael was but appeared on stage at the RED ROOM but was hosted at a table there by the FARMHOUSE'S Gene and Lynn. However, thanks for the warm feeling and kind remarks made to ant for the people in Houston. "The man being . . . was in his thirties, a bus driver, whose uniform revealed his big, trim body. His head was back, now, eyes closed, dark hair against the wall, smiling contentedly. His hands rested on the soft blond hair of the slim boy whose mouth, opened to capacity, was moving on the thick, long . . . which shone with saliva. The boy was turning his head just enough on each downstroke to give the driver the greatest sensation, while the whole of the . . . slid into his throat." (SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN. A Novel by Susanne Chamb­ers Wheat. 62 pages. New York. Exposition Press, Inc. $3.50) Micheal Greer 1n Houston Just a sample of the steamy sex scenes which make one-handed books so rewarding for many of us. But BLACK ANGEL has a mac­abre, bizarre twist which sets it apart from the run-of-the-mill f--- book. Find out what we mean. - - - - by Alan - - - - A FATHER IN SHADOWS by Douglas Dean; 171 pages; pub­lished at $1.95 by Greenleaf Clas­sics, 3511 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, California 92120. In his customary clear, unpre­tentious prose, Douglas Dean pre­sents the quandary facing a young­ish, still attractive male whose sexual orientation has altered since his straight marriage and fatherhood of a son. Glen, the father, and his lover Mitch split from Buffalo, where they first met, and set up house­keeping clear across the continent in California. Glenn has not seen his hand­some, superbutch young son for years until one summer the boy now 17, decides to visit his father. A crisis inevitably arises be­cause the boy does not know his father is gay. When the crisis ar­rives Glenn meets it head on, and SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN, by Susanne Chambers Wheat, is a comedy novel relating the trials and tribulations of a pre­dominantly male hermaphrodite. At an early age Ned Bruner hears his parents discussing his malformation and feels that as a result he is a freak of nature. During his teens he falls in Jove with a schoolmate, Amy, and falls deeply and hopelessly in love. After much to do with his family, Ned and Amy are married. Being told of his sexual state by Ned, Amy takes all in stride and when the time comes they decide to adopt a child. Instead what really happens is that an embryo is implanted in Ned's uterus, and he then carries the test-tube baby, which is taken by cesarean section. After the birth of his first child Ned and Amy embark on a round of activities not compared to any­thing except a fantastic world of good fortune and excitement. It is a joy to read and live through the experiences of this couple - - 62 pages of great fun. ART TIIAT Ll\'ESI Thu b: what prond ow .. rn and ~ al Ray llo••••·• art "--~ .. thr molt k'C'UralC' way of dt~Tl'hing thb n'lllly nritlng art. and rightly m. 11M' lnrst r~ al ...-.,ufinity to bP found in phy­siqut' 11rt tod.11) _ Our aim i~ to 1mYnt with tutr 11nd di~ity tht- malt- body at its most exdllng and beautiful Art to be d1~1llnrt'rl u ,,, .. hat it i". ART, not the usual ·pwtic-· t)1l(' al nrtuons ol'ff'Cd hy JO many and c.lkd ·ph)'liquc art· TI~ art· bes1.11tiful douh~wright prints made on ()l.\\'hitr, I.Auttt- lilli mat :inish p,iper, ready ' to friurwo. For ,omc,, really hN:11hfol and rn:iting wons of tho:· malr ~in- at Its best till out ltK' C'OUflOO below, « use a pl.lin l>t«'t' ol J>lllll.'1', as long as )"Otlf signature is on it. Custom art fmm )"fMlr favorite photo, prier oa n:-qurst. \\'bat oould be mott ptffORI.! th.m an orig;inal oil p.inting ol that J;ped.11 Q'l'll"OflC, painttd by Mr. Hou:stoa. ID Kaas, ... ,,. RT 3 BOX 399 · ~~~~~~~sE~~o~ <:l:•TU'I I:. T .. AT I """ o•c• u Tl:••· o,- AGC. , l• -An.11:!!!!!J:..COCNod'•'"TOll•--••J lix ..._.. in lila I X 10 • $7.00 0 AOd "tO(' poslllct ~,.._w ,_ ~c:t.dt,.M.o .)· A.II~~,.....,,..._..._., ••daa..rt. fMllr ~ .. :=..-~::,:;....~==- ------------- Ctr. s.,.,. __ n,, __ Michael Greer, star of the Michael Greer, star of "The Gay Deceivers", and "Fortune in Men's Eyes" was in Houston for his show which opened Nov. 21st at the Plantation. The Plantation's presentation of Michael Greer Show was just great. If you failed to catch this show, make it a point not to miss this fantastic entertainer the next chance you get. Mr. Greer was seen at some of the more popular spots around town during his stay. When asked what he thought of the scene here he said, "the FARMHOUSE is fan­tastically unblievable and the RED You, Michael Greer have made friends in Houston and we all hope to have you return soon. GAZE NEEDS MONEY by Wayde Frey The biggest need of the gay community center in Houston is financial; money is needed to pay the January rent of $150.00 and the monthly utility bills. Montrose Gase Community Center ended its second month of operation in December, 1972 a dollar in debt. There was a util~ ity bill for twenty-one dollars, and twenty dollars in the treasury to pay it with. The second biggest need of the community center is equipment. Attendance at the center has slacked off recently, and the vending machines, including a pool table and a jukebox, were removed from the center by the vending machine company, because they were not producing enough revenue. Needed donqtions of equipment for the center includes a pool table, refregerator, desks and chairs, a typewriter, mimeograph machine, television set, sound equipment such as a turntable and stereo speakers, a piano, sofas, lighting fixtures, and a water fountain. Houston gay bars have not contributed financially to the center. Individual donations and fund - raising events have brought in all the center's income. However, some of the bars have desplayed posters and publicezed the center's activities. The se gay establishments incluse the Bayou Landing, The Farm-house, Mary' s, The Glass Stein, The Red Room, La Caja, The Roundtable, The Exile, The Roaring Sixties, The Mine-Park Theater, Mr Frizby's Sauna Bath and the Storybook Bookstore. In addition, the Nuntius, Texas gay newspaper, and The Adevocate, a national gay news­paper have given the center free publicety. The m~st successful activiit;ies at the center have been dinner s on Sunday, once a month. Members and guests brought food and also paid dollar to eat at the center. Non-members paid a dollar and a quater. Raffles and acutions br ought in a dditional revenue in connection with the dinners. A gay rap group meets at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the center following the 7:30 p.m. gene ral membership meee membership meeting and the 6:30 p.m. board of directors meeting An MCC - Houston Bible study group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the center. Montrose Gaze Community Center is at 504 Fairvieu, phone 528-9069. The center' s p. 0. Box number is 66411. Donations can be made at the center, using the donation box there, or through the mail, using the center's post office box, Houston, Texas 77006. Festive Times • Ill Houston Bars The Glass Stein celebrated its first New Year's Eve with a gala costume ba u · and show. The cap­acity crowd proved to be very active and enthusiastic. The even­ing began with a special New Year's show featuring the Stein's reg­ulars, Tanya, Stephanie Carr, and Misty Morn, with special guest stars, Debra Kaye, Miss Glass Stein 1972, and the snake woman of Houston, Melissa. The show was broken into seg- . ments by the three contests of the evening. Following the first portion Page f> ,. 'the original' ART CINEMA ½ Block East of 6100 Kirby Dr. IN UNIVERSITY VILLAGE 528-8186 WELCOMES YOU BACK!!! $4 single $3 student 1ST RUN "ARTY" MOVIES Come see the changes - Completely new management open 9 a.m. to 6 A a.m. HOUSTON'S ONLY ALL NITE THEATRE SUNDAY NOON 'Tll MIDNIGHT of the show was the contest for "Best Costume or Drag". The Silver Dollar's Timmy walked away with first prize. The next highlighted event was the "Mr. Buns" contest. For such a difficult task of judging, the Stein asked three experts to make the decision. Debra Kaye, Misty Morn and Melissa. After a close balloting the winner was John Graves. Timed to coincide with the ring­ing of the New Year was the "Mr. •· Glass Stein" contest. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the bevy of beef parading before them; not to ment­ion the twinkle in the eyes of the show's MC, Stephanie Carr. Steph­any remarked that the only thing more difficult than tabulating the close ballots was preventing her gaff from breaking. Walking away with the title, trophy, and cash prize was Mr. Glen. The evening at the Stein was even more successful than had been anticipated by the Stein's owners, Doug and Ann Johnston, and was throughly enjoyed by all. The NUNTIUS wishes the best to this relative newcomer, The Glass Stein, for their part in helping to up-grade the activities of the Houston Gay Community. Christmas day at the Bayou Landing was a special day in­deed. With 25¢ drinks and all the party people you could ever off 'the first of two holiday week­ends with little left for the big, New Years thing corning up. Then came New Years Eve and the gala Silver Serene costume contest hosted by Sahdji. With every one all decked out as their favorite movie personality, it soon became apparent that the winner would be most deserving. After much a do the contest was gotten under way. Eash contestant was given a warm receptance as they moved out onto the dance floor. The contestants were divided into catagories, - Best female costume and best butch costume. In the Female division competition was stiff and the diversity of styles was much in evidence. The butch catagory was just that and all of the contestants were all in very The best female drag,---WON A TRIP TO Acapulco. The best male costume gorgeous Cowboy; won $ 50. After the winners were presented with their prizes and trophies by Jerry the manager, Sahdji per­formed one number and as usual brought the crowd to its feet. Fine lighting an a good sound system, and lots and lots of party people always make for a good people always make for a good time. Any one who was there can tell you this. CHARLES PIERCE OPENING I I I In search of the lost story BARTEN·DER of the MONTH DAVID of the HI KAMP . . .... David is a six foot/one Aries with beautiful brown eyes. He bas been working at the Hi Kamp at 3400 Travis for the past three months. This young man was born in Waverly, New York. David's par­ents moved around a lot before be graduated from Oswayle Valley High School in Shinglehouse, PeM. As you can tell from the pictures be is already a very popular per­son in Houston. One of his"favorite past times is enjoying the company of the warm hearted people of Houston. His personality is warm, gentle and sincere; with an air of confidence that lets you know that this person is going somewhere. For the past five years David bas lived in New York City, and tended bar for the last six months of his stay in the big city. The things he likes most about Houston is the shops and warm southern beauty of the buildings in the Montrose area. He also likes the Galleria complex, in his words "U the Galleria were in New York, well it would be just too much." He lists as his favorite hobbies horseback riding, camping and swimming. Another thing be likes about Texas is the 2 a.m. closing; he feels that this gives him some time to have fun after the bars close. We hope you enjoy the bartender of the Month and drop in and make yourself known to David. Also enjoy the nightly show at the HI KAMP. I f • I RON SUE'S CHRISTMAS PARTY · Ron Sue's has long been one of the best known showbars in Dallas. Christmas of '72 was most certain­ly no exception. Along with Ron's outstanding regular cast. Two exciting young entertainers from Houston, Mr. Daschelle and Mr. Friday Foster complimented the evenings enter­tainment. Although Mr. Daschelle is rel­atively new to the entertainment world he has an exciting degree of stage presence. This along with seemingly unlimited talent won him a showmans highest award, the de­manding applause of his audience. A well known young man is Mr. Friday Foster, whose profes­sionalism, poise and grace make him one of the most delightfully beautiful entertainers Dallas has seen in some time. Christmas at Rons is some­thing special to him. For along with his party Christmas day Ron opens his doors and heart to all who visit. There was no "Cover Closed Monday )f-LIVE BAND Sat. *BEER BUST Sun 8 - 12 $1.00 want. After the feasting and family visits seems everyone was ready for a night <Jut. The liquior I ran freely and everyone finished JA_N_u~-Rv_ ,r_rH ______ .I. ........_ _ 3400 TRAVIS 528-9772 Page 6 Charge" Christmas eve, instead Ron asked only for a "toy" for the underpriveliged children. This year the "Toy Barrell" was full and running over. To quote Ron "in little ways like this, we can make the word gay mean something nicer and better to the • straight community." Thank you Ron H. for giving a beautiful ending for a good year. Gays Meet With L.A. City Officals BREAKTHROUGH ONE BREAKTHROUGH TWO On December 22, 1972, Los Angeles City Attorney Roger Arne­bergh and a member of his staff met for over an hour with W. Dorr Legg, as a representative of ONE, H.E.L.P., large Los Angeles or­ganization concerned primarily with aiding individuals charged ~---'-'-----, with homosexual offenses. Rev. Perry, delayed in traffice, could not attend. Present again were Paul Lamport, Baxter Lowery and attorney Barry Kokn MADAM FERTILIZER 61 Years yo1D1g! - MOTHER TO DRAG - FRIEND TO AL_L __ _ W. Dorr Legg, a Founder of ONE, longest continuinghomophile organization in America, and Rev. Troy Perry, Pastor of Metropoli­tan Community Church, a denomin­ation with over forty branches in America and Europe, met BY IN­VIT A TION for upwards of an hour with Los Angeles Mayor Semuel W. Yorty on December 20, 1972, to discuss the needs , concerns and interests of the people in the organizations they represent. Pre sent also were Paul Lamport, of the Mayor's office, Baxter Lowery his assistant, and attorney Barry Khon. The visitors foundtheMay­or cordial and amicable through­out the discussion. Discussion with the City Attorney was detailed and specific regarding what the homophile re­presentatives felt were police a­buses, harrassments and other a ­reas of conflict with law enfor­cement agencies. The need for social outlets where people could meet without fear of arrest or re­and means of easing the pressures felt by many thousands of the cit­izens of Los Angeles. CHANGING HOMOSEXUALITY I agree almost entirely with your comments on my last letter (The Playboy Forum, September) and particularly with your support of " the right of researchers to investigate the causes of homo­sexuality and possibly means for changing it." Individuals involved in the gay- liberation movement have expres sed dismay at my re­search into the etiology of homo­sexuality and have said that no research should be done in that area. BREAKTHROUGH THREE prisal was stressed. For the first time represen­tatives of the homophile commun­ity had met with the top official of the largest city in the nation's most populous state, neither to make demands nor as petitioners but as concerned citizens invited by the Mayor to discuss certain civic problems with him as a first step toward improving condi­tions. There was general agreement that a series of further meetings should be scheduled immediately to explore with various public off­icials and department heads ways First of such further meetings aimed at improving channels of communication and understanding between public officials and the very large homophile population of Los Angeles will be held on Dec­ember 29, 1972. I disagree, however, with your statement, " If your research con­tention is correct, it would mean that-there are certain people whose fixed homosexuality can'tbealter- Coming to the Mini Park AIMED AT THE CROTCH 'lnsatiables' a winner Even if the locales were not in­stantly recognizable by land­marks, architecture, or just plain familiarity with the cities them­selves, gay films emerging from New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles are distinguishable from each other by one particular style indigenous to their own areas. As far as we are able to tell, the pattern goes something like this: New York filmmakers are fond of stories that are somewhat opaque but encourage audience involve­ment. They rely on exterior loca­tions a great deal, even if.it's only the city streets. The actors are in their 20's, very masculine types, and there are no restrictions on long hair and beards, with hardly a blond in the bunch (Casey Don­ovan excepted). Los Angeles productions fea­ture much younger Gays, 18 to mid-20s, .a lot of blond surfer types. Everyone looks very healthy. Although outdoor loca­tions are used to some extent, they are not the uppermost con­sideration because the plots of the movies lean more to the dramatic, therefore more conducive to inte­rior shooting. SI\II Franciscans take a no-non­sense approach to their films. Plots usually take a backseat to basic, earthy sex- and the, more the better. Actors tend to be more muscular, better endowed, with pale skin and dark hair. The en­ergy with which they tackle their assignments is usually very obvi­ous on the screen. Interior pho-tography is used for the most part. The In,atiable,, a new release from Jaguar Productions, was filmed entirely in San Francisco. It's a little short on story and act­ing but more than makes up for this with the outstanding quality and quantity of its sex. Jason Walker, Bo Henderson, Mark Ketbing, and Doug Martin are the stars of the title. Even as unpre­tentious as the movie is, it delivers so strongly that it comes off a winner. Audiences will get a tourist-eye view of San Francisco as Hender­son pedals a racing bike from his Castro apartment across the city to the wharf, boards the Sau­salito Ferry, crosses the bay, and continues into Marin County. There be meets Mark Ketbing, whose bike has broken down on a back road. ' After time out for a little piece on earth, they fix Ketbing's bike and return to Henderson's apart­ment in San Francisco. Both are still horny, so they phone Jason Walker, responding to an ad he had placed in the Berkeley Barb. Wallcer joins them, and with a friend, Doug Martin, the four have an orgy. The story doesn' t sound \ike much in the telling, but then sto­ries are never the strong point in San Francisco productions. Where the New York-filmed Lef t-Handed was aimed at the heads, The Inia­( iable, is pointed right at the crotch. It is a visual movie in ev­ery sense of the word, from the BO HENDERSON, JASON WALKER, AND MARK KETHING IN THE INSATIABLES picture postcard shots of San Francisco, Sausalito, and Marin, right down to the e nergetic and steaming sex scenes. The{, script couldn' t have been more fhan an outline, but the few lines we do bear from the actors are delivered conversationally. Bo Henderson and Mark Ket h­ing are featured in the bulk of the footage and acquit themselves very well, but when Jason Walker appears about midway into the film, he steals the whole picture from the rest of the cast. Walker was featured as 'Sonny, the Surf­er' in J. Brian's First Time Round and didn' t particularly stand out from his six co-stars in that movie. man, the other actors his obedient servants. Wallcer is good-looking, but so are his co-stars. He has a beautiful body and is well endowed, but so are the others. What sets him apart is the stoned charisma be projects, the total commitment and involvement he has to the scenes. He's practically a contor­tionist, assuming double-jointed sexual posit ions, stretching his muscles until they look like they'll burst right through bis skin. On the strength of his per­formance in The In,atiable,, he is definitely a man we should see again in future productions. The I nsatiable, isn't shy about the use of sexual accessories- like Jason Walker's introductory a few "toys," rings and straps­scene in The Insatiable, is decep- but nothing is done to emphasize lively casual, but when he takes these extras. The audiences will off his street clothes, the change is get as much or as little out of akin to Clark Kent shedding his. these scenes as their own prefer­Walker becomes a sexual Super- ences dictate. If ever a film was made in the cutting room, this is one. The whole movie was composed in master shots-that is, each scene was filmed from only one angle, without any resbooting of the same scene from a different cam­era position. Editor David Wayne bas confronted this problem with • ,xcellent craftsmanship, cutting the long, static shots into shorter lengths, inserting closeups of the actors for pacing, punctuating the scenes with appropriate music. Technical accomplishments are all too often ignored by film audi­ences, as they probably should be, because if they call attention to themselves the purpose is defeat­ed. The Imaliable, now looksjust like other good films, and that's the greatest praise - can bestow, considering what the editor was given to work with. Harold Fairbanks t-l El-'RINTE_D FROM THE ADVOCATE AT THE REQUEST OF THE AoviTISER. Page 7 '. " I 1 1 1 1 •1 •••• • l SWINGERS BOOK STORE & ADULT ARCADE 3207½ Montrose at Westheimer 528-9655 Mon. - Thurs. Fri. - Sat. 11 A.M. 12 Midnite 11 A.M. - 3 A.M. Widest Selection of GAY Reading Material & Pictorials Bring this ad for 15% discount on any purchase. THE DEPTH OF MAN is more than just another 1973 Calendar. It is an essay on the beauty of the male nude, as seen through the eyes of Leon Barnard, one of America's most gifted artist. The photographic reproductions of the original paintings are in warm browns and sepias, with dramatic use of white. Mr. Barnard's tech­nique differs from that of the conventional artists in that he makes no pencil sketches--be­ginning only with color. He uses little of the brush and palette knife and often works with his hands and fingers, like the sculp­tor. The finished paintings have the look of old masters. 7833439 Mr. Barnard's work is worlds beyond the legs-spread-wide,-bit­cock, wise-grin-on-the-face, type that pretends to represent gay art. That of course is not art- -gay or otherwise, but caricature. Nor does one find idealistic someday­my- greek-god-will-come paint­ings. Page 8 Here are men, real men. Each seems pensive. One wonders why. One cares. Perhaps if these men were not deep in thought, they might move--so real is the il- · lusion. At this time of the year, all of us are flooded with calendars. Cute ones. Pretty and clever ones. Even beautiful ones. But none like the depth of man. Every gay man owes it to himself to have an example of real gay art in his home. THE DEPTH OF MAN is just such an example. (The Depth of Man. Printed on fine linen paper, 12x18" in size. The Selector's Choice, New Or­leans Square, 8543 Santa Monica Boulevard; Los Angeles, Calif. 90069. $10.00) Terry from Tyler - - What do you think? Talk going around now about a "WE WERE THERE PARTY" - - you know 1940 -- this way!! Sure; talk it up - we will be in touch soon -- get.your names to­gether, remember the ole Desert Room, etc., etc., etc., etc., This would be great fun for all of us who like to sit around and talk about the good old days -­when beer was in! I'll call you soon - - for we have your number -- we think -- ed by existing methods." Jt is my belief that through electro­i: oagulation of the female-mating center of the sex-behavior center in the hypothalamus, homosex­uality can be altered and even made to disappear, Also, aversion therapy coupled with desensitizat­ion can alter behavior, though it may not affect the underlying drive. But, whichever method is used, it is doubtful that the heterosex­ual encounters that may follow will involve the same intensity of ar­ousal as the previous homosexual experiences. Only when homosexuality causes problems that disable the individ­ual in his life pursuits should elec­trr, coagulation be used, and only when the individual has a female love object clearly in mind should aversion therapy coupled with de­sensitization be used. In all cases, the client and not the therapist should make the decision about a change in sexual thrust, and then only after careful consideration of the alternatives. Norman C. Murphy, Ph.D. Berkeley, California LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The following was sent to the Dallas Morning News but never printed. To the editor, In the Letters from Readers, October 16, a writer states, WE CAN'T IGNORE HOMOSEXUAL­ITY. He's right, because there are about 20 million gay citizens in the nation. They usually can't see them because thegreatmajor­ity look, dress, and behave like their fellowman. However, your reader strays from fact when he implies that homosexuality is less likely to occur in family units that em­brace Christianity. As a proud, happy and healthy homosexual, I've met thousands of gay men and women, most of them from good Christian and Jewish families. Surely every family has a loved one who is secretly gay. Let's face facts: homosexuality has existed in every culture and age of history. No one knows the causes of homosexuality, or indeed if there is a cause. What causes hetrosexuality? ERADICATION OF 6 PREJUDICE Most people are unaware of the large number of homosexual women and men around them. Ig­norant of the fact that they have friends or relatives who are homo­sexual, all too many people simply accept fashionable fallacies about homosexuality. Prejudice and h.ostility are difficult to pin down Jut are still widespread. Since we believe that such reactions are •ooted in ignorance and conse­quently fear rather than in malice, FOREIGN CAR SERVICE 5415 Fannin at Cal um et FREE ESTIMATES on body work and repair Foreign Car Specialist 528 9362 Hours 6 A.M. to 10 P.M. '- - - A NEW PLACE TO GO IN HOUSTON tf[XI~ ll□W□ lM OO@@[M)00 181 I SOUTH SHEPHERD AT SAN FELIPE ~~~ ... tJ~~® HAPPY HOUR 5 - 7 Come And Enjoy An Intimate Relaxed Atomosphere our aim is to educate and enligh­t~ ·.1. By seizing every opportunity to place the facts before the pub­lic we hope to promote an in­formed attitude. DEEPER SOURCES OF PRE­judice derive from inadequate knowledge among our teachers - - not merely school teachers but also doctors, the clergy, social work­ers and all those called upon to guide and help. SEX EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS RAHEL Y MENTIONS HOMOSEXUA ALL AND, IF IT DOES, USU ALL) TO IT AS A "social inadequacy' Factual information should be available to young people; in par'­icular they should be told that emotional and physical attraction between people of the same sex is natural. iJ MEDICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND RELIGIOUS ATTITUDES tend 1 towards the false belief that homo- j sexuality can, in some way, be "cured" -- by therapy, analysis i or prayer. Counsellors in these ! fields often meet only those homo­sexuals who have come to them with a problem, maybe nothing to do with their homosexuality, and this helps to confirm such attitudes. By inviting doctors, priests and other welfare workers to meet and talk to us, the gay community we hope to widen this narrow vis­ion. Gay Group's Rights Violated By Georgia U, U.S. Judge· Rules !: Houston Chronicle, December 10. school, is to provide information i Atlanta, Ga. - A federal judge on homosexuality and to remove { has ruled that University of the stigma attached to the homo- ·t Georgia officials violated the First sexual way of life. \ Amendment rights of the Com- The students were denied use of mittee on Gay Education by deny- the facilities on the grounds that ing members of the organization "the activities seem to go beyond use of university facilities for a and conflict with the educational dance. purposes in apparently promoting The ruling was made by U.S. and encouraging acts contrary to Dist. Judge Sidney 0. Smith in state law," according to a state­response to a suit filed last month ment by the director of student af­by two members of the committee. fairs, William D. Powell. Smith said his ruling "is not Smith said, however, that mem-designed to and it should not be hers of the committee signed a interpreted as limiting the univer- statement pledging to abide by the sity's control over the campus and law and that the university failed facilities. The control exercised by to present evidence indicating the administration officials, though, students would not honor the must conform to the Constitution pledge. and laws of the United States. The judge noted that the com- "It is not the prerogative of mittee has held two events on college officials to impose their campus, both under court order, own preconceived notions and ideas without incident. on the campus," he said. The committee earlier dropped The committee's purpose, ac- a request for more than $1 mil­c. ording to its registration with the lion in damages. RUN NO MORE Seq::!t::11~:: - ~- RUN, LITTLE LEATHER BOY BY LARRYTOWNSCND author of the Leatherman'S Handbook Now available in a speci,1. private edition ... the full uncut novel. $~5 Order direct: -.:a.- ~:El .J / L ' 4 to 8 Mon. thru Fri. Drinks 50<J; 11 am to 6 pm - Sat. Bloody Mary's 50<J; All day Sunday Draft Beer 25<J; 900 LOVEIT 528-890.0 Larry Townsciid 525 N. LAUREL AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNtA 98048 ·>~------. Page 9 NOW SERVING YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGES - \\o\)\\ W'~~"i MONDA;'Y THROUGH FRIDAY 5 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. LESBIANISM - - - - -by Alan SAPPHO WAS A RIGHT-ON WO­MAN: A Liberated View of Les­bianism by Sidney Abbott and Bar­bara Love; Stein and Day, 7 East 48 St., New York, N.Y., 10017; 251 pages; $7 .95. The first book on Lesbianism written by women who are also Lesbians, SAPPHO is a straight forward account of what it means to be a female homosexual in the United States today. Co-authors Abbott and Love describe life in the past in familiar terms. Gay women, over­come with shame and guilt, often pretend to be straight. Bolder Lesbians came out of their clo­sets, fulfilling the stereotypes of femme or bull dyke. So internalized had these roles become within Lesbians themsel­ves that when two women (or, for that matter, their male count­erparts) established a relationship as a couple, one had to be " mas­culine," the other "Feminine." Althouth admirably refraining from passionate rhetoric, Abbott and Love do speak clearly against this typology of tatally polarized roles, a reflection of society's distorted vision of human sexual­ity. This traditional either/ or ap­proach to sex is now being splinter­ed by a growing awareness on the part of both sexes that the human being's innate sexual needs re­quire the freedom to be exercised within a broad range of choice rather than within an arbitrarily restricted number of alternatives. The authors declare that all sex­education curricula must include Lesbianism as a valid, legitimate form of sexual expression and love. Students (and everyone else) have the right to know that homo­sexual feelings and the expression of those feelings are not only as natural as heterosexual feelings but also that homosexual feelings are legitimate in this or any other society. According to natural law, this understanding is the student's right, even though American statu- ~~~~ ­JOU' hostesses Ricci & Rita BOIBIII 11•s CLUB POOL - DANCING . MIXED DRINKS Op~n Tuesday throuh Sunday Spa - 21111 (Closed ludays) 2305 S. SHIPHEID (7') 5 ~~--).VL_ .~~ 21 M30 v v v v ~ tory law would deny him or her this fundamental right by its archaic sodomy laws and the like. SAPPHO appeals to all Les­bians not only to identify them­selves openly and proudly but to become activists in the women's movement as well. It is the first book-length statement on the re­lationship of Lesbianism to Fem­inism, as well as being a unique close-range history of the new wo­men's movement as it faced one of its major issues and crises. Says Kate Millett (noted Fem­inist and author of Sexual Poli­tics), "Most material of all, this book begins to fill the terrible need of an entire population of women, until now not only per­secuted and ignored, but depriv­ed of any reasonable account of themselves and the sufferings im­posed on them by a hostile society." Least the reader think that the co-authors of SAPPHO are merely cranks, a word should be said about their identities. Sidney Abbott was a debutante and a Smith girl. Barbara Love, who holds a journalism degree from Syracuse University, work­ed her way up Madison Avenue to become a "citizen above sus­pision" as a censor for CBS TV. Both authors have been active in the women's movement and in gay lib. GAY TV MOVIE Surely the bodest TV movie of the season was ABC's "That Certain Summer," viewed by mil­lions of families at 7:30 Wednes­day, November 1st. It not only was bold (unusual for TV), it was good (unusual for TV). The movie did not stretch for the sensational, nor was it a gay romp in the hay as was "The Gay Deceivers" or "Boys in the Band." On the con­trary, authors William Link and Richard Levinson presented it quietly and simply, merely stating the case and letting the inherent drama carry it along to a natural conclusion, making the show even more effective for being under­stated. The drama, staring Hal Hol­brook, presented a situation all too common in gay life: A mar­ried man discovers his latent ried man discover~ his latent homosexuality. He can't cope. Leaving his wife and his son, both of whom he loves, he starts life anew in San Francisco, with a lover. His homosexuality is even­tually discovered by his teen-age son during a summer visit. The performances were, without exception, superb. Holbrook, as the guilt- ridden father, has mo­ments of absolute brilliance. He is particularly effective in the dif­ficult climactic scenes. He won an Emmy for the NBC series "The Senator," and he fully de­serves another for "That Certain Summer.'' Although their roles offered less scope, Hope Lange as Holbrook's wife, Martin Sheen as his lover, and Scott Jacoby as his beloved son handled the dif­ficult characterizations with de­licacy and precision. The show was given a 'great deal of advance publicity, not only be­cause ABC felt it was one of their best efforts of the year, but also because of the subject matter. Perhaps TV is growing up. Per­haps "That Certain Summer" was the start. D.C. Gay Switchboard WASHINGTON, D.C. --- A new Gay Switchboard is being organized in Washington, D.C., by a coal­ition of gay groups and individuals. The telephone counseling and referral service will be serving all the gay people of the D.C. metro­politan area through counseling and referral programs, housing serv­ices, medical and legal aid, and a calendar of events. The Gay Switchboard office is located in the Community Build­ing at 1724 20th Street, N. W., two blocks from Dupont Circle. The Community Building has long been a haven for community organi­zations and cooperatives seeking low-rent office space. In addition to the Gay Switchboard, the Com­munity Building presently houses the Free University, a Play­wright's Workshop, an experimen­tal theater group and two craft cooperatives. One of the craft cooperatives Earth Works, is gay­owned and caters to the gay com­munity. The Gay Switchboard has receiv­ed support from virtually every gay organization in the metropoli­tan area. Organizers of the phone service are looking to gay bars and other gay-owned business for financial pledges to pay the bulk of the operating expenses. Addit­ional contributions are being sought from gay organizations and individuals, and fund raising events w~ll be scheduled. Monthly ex­penses of about $500 are expected. Present plans are to hire one full-time coordinator to oversee operation of the Switchboard. The rest of the staff will be volunteer help. The telephone number of the new Gay Switchboard is 387-3777. Work has begun on building a resource file and on training of volunteers, though it will be mid­December before regular operat­ing hours are established. 0 4817 BRYAN AT FITZHUGH ,0 823·044 7 iJ NEW SHOW EACH TUESDAY 't,J (/) "AN EXPERIENCE IN SIGHT AND SOUND" ~ ~ ~ 16 mm. sound plus shorts ~ ·, WHERE DDE!i &EK END AND RAPE BEGIN? i ''Exciting'' rt Sensitive'' STEP INTO A ROSE-COLORED WORLD OF A YOUNG BLINDBDY WHO LIVES IN A FANTASY OF BEAUTY AND SEX UNTIL AN ESCAPED CONVICT TURNS THAT WORLD UPSIDE-DOWN JAGUAR PRODUCTIONS P'Rl!Sl!N""f :t COIi/PASSiON FEATURING JIM CASSIDY as the LOVE GOD WITH DAVID ALLEN and DUANE FERGUSON ROBERT WEAVER · TOM RINGO Coming Soon "MICKEY FINN" "THE INSATIABLES" "SUDDEN RAWHIDE" (Plus selected short subjects) OPEN 11 A.M. 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A.M. $1 everything for the Gay Community -------------------------- -----------P-age la THE BIGGEST & F~NEST of PaRe 12 t- \ I HOUSTON'S NEWEST CINEMA WITH ALL MALE CAST NOW SHOWING ' ... . . . j . ' ~ . Fred Ha\steds homosexual film PLAYS ITSELF HOURS: Wed. 6-12 Thurs. 6-12 Fri. 6-2 A.M. Sat. Noon - 2 A.M. "A serious erotic film that pits menacing sexuality against romantic sensuality to make ih points. You'll be clutching the arm next to you 01 male film gymnastics reach unexplored peaks (depths?)!" --ARTHUR BELL, ' Donc,ng th..-Goy l,b Blu..-1 "Dynamite film! It's terrific!" -GREGORY BA1TCOCK, GAV The N..-w Am..-ricon (lnr"'o "I think it is a very successful .. film, a good work of art. Anything that plugs se•vol '""oh,1,on and libera­tion benef1h Goy liberation . and th11 film do..-, even more than that! It', po..-flc!" -JOHN FRANCIS HUNTER, ilir Go:, 1 n<,oe, "We never imagined two men making love could be iuire- so beautiful!" -MR. & MRS. BERTRAND CASTELLI, 1 HAIR RICHARD "Is it surrealism?" -HENRY GELDZAHLER, "New Information for me!" -SALVATOR DALI COMIMG ATTRACTION ALL MALE CA.5T sta,mg Bill HARRISON FOR MATURE ADUIJS Produced by MARVIN SHULMAN (formerly the Academy) -1816 vHam, 529-0396 Page 14 CECILIA AND DALLAS' NEWEST GIRLS BAR WELCOMES YOU! Future Dallas, Tex. Spokespeople for the new serv­ices stress that Gay Switchboard is intended to serve "all mem­bers of the gay community, men and women, young and old, closet­ed and liberated, bar hoppers and street freaks." A library of gay literature is being organized as part of the Switchboard effort. Donations of gay newspapers, magazines, leaf­lets, articles and other materials are beil" "OW?ht for this lihrar.v. B.Q. VII by Rob Shivers Q B VII (T6777, novel, 432 pp, $1. 95), Leon Uris' latest best sel­ler has hit the paperbacks via Bantam. Truly the most gripping tale I've come across in years, this book will keep you awake until the early hours, unable to lay it aside until completion. Q B VII (which stands for Que­en's Bench, Courtroom #7) is a legal battle of such intensity and drama between two tortured heroes, that at its conclusion only corpses seem to fill the arena. Uris delves with uncanny insight into the very heart of famed sur­geon Adam Kelno and internat­ionally known author, Abraham Cady. Nazi barbarism in human experimentation is related in such a way that the reader is made to feel the terror, fear and hatreds of both victims and victimizers. There is a distinct final impress­. on that Jadwiga Concentration Camp is a human episode ad in­finitum with no one who shared its experiences a winner. Q B VII is not directly re­lated to the gay scene, yet the several homosexual references are poignant reminders that the Nazi anti-Jew atrocities were also concurrently committed against the Gay Community. Thought pro­voking, this novel should prompt fresh awareness that as long as man is allowed to dehumanize his fellowbeings, whether Jew, homosexual or other minority, all are in danger of being subjected to the unvelievable cr imes that perpetrate themselves in every era and area of the so-called " civilized world" . But it; r ead it: let this tale of man's inhumanity to man burn into you the certain knowledge that until all people are accepted as dignified individuals, none a re truly free. Q B VII could as well have been the s tory of the atr o­cities pe rpetr ated by Hitler Germ­any against thousands of homo­sexuals - - - it just happened to be the account of that holocaust as ~een through Jt·¾ish PvPs. MR. LISA Tall, Tan and Teriffic High Priestess o f Soul INTROUCING I I I I I I • • • • • • BEAUTIFUL, SEXY, ORIGINAL GREETING CARDS Designed exclusively for the Nuntius by Roy Houston! Why bother with the dull "square cards" When ours tell it like it is! ! 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Free At Last is a Orleans, Dallas and Laredo; plane trips to private social club for gays operated by Acapulco, San Francisco and Fire Island· Social Ventures Corporation. The club is p~rties of_ all kinds including: rum parties'. based in Houston and is owned and operated wine tastings, and costume parties; art by gays, for gays. The club's purpose is to shows; fashion shows; plus dining discounts provide social freedom and independence for for your individual benefit; plus any other Houston's Gay Community. activities and services that you want us to Free At Last is not like a private lounge provide. Naturally, with our volume pur­or bar. Instead, it is more similar, in terms chasing power, the club can arrange these of how it works, to the social clubs operated activities _at rock-bottom prices. Some by banks for their customers. You can join sample pnces are as follows: for a trip to Free At Last by filling out a membership New Orlean_s, including party bus round-trip application (below) and mailing it to Sociali transportation, . two nights at the ~ourbon Ventures Corporation. Membership dues Orleans Hotel, tips and taxes-approximately are $48 per year. You can pay your dues $40 per_ person; for a Rum Party-only $1 annually at $48 total, or by pre-authorized . for 3 drinks! bank draft in the amount of $4.50 monthly.\ As a m~mber of Fre~ At Last, you will If you select the monthly plan, we will send also ~eceive. our_ special. members-only you a bank draft authorization form which magazine, which will be malled to you each you must fill out and return to us. We will month. In each issue will be news of up­record your accountnumberandforwardthe coming activities and discounts, plus in­card to your bank. Then, each month, we teresting articles on the gay life. In the will prepare a draft on your account in the latter half of January, members will take a amount of $4.50. With the authorization card but trip to New Orleans and will enjoy a on file, your bank will treat this draft just delicious Wine Tasting Party. like a check, except that you won't have to Free At Last was created to fill the social bother with it at all! needs of Houston's Gay Community. By As a member of Free At Last, you will achieve social freedom as a gay through participation in the club's s<l'cial Activities. Simply, yo~ll get tb go to new plates-and do new things in the congenial company of other Social Ventures Corporation joining Free At Last now, you can start expanding your circle of gay friends while participating in an exciting new range of gay social activities. Don't wait any longer; fill out the member­ship application and send it in today! uFree At Lut" MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION I hereby apply for membership in Free At Last, a private social club operated by Social Ventures Corporation. (Please print or type) Date: __________ _ M Name: _________________ ; Sex: F ; Age: Mailing Addres,: City: State: ______ Zip: __ _ Phone Number: Residence: __________ Business: _________ _ CHECK ONE: D Enclosed is my check for $48 for one year's dues. (Make checks payable to Social Ventures Corporation.) D I would like to pay my dues monthly, at the rate of $4.50, by pre·authorized bank draft. Do not write in the space below: I D•t• Acceptod I av M•mbership Number SOCIAL VENTURES CORPORATION Post Office Box 58251 Houston, Texas 77058 ' t" I ..... ' 1\flllll'I\I\I I' 111' " 11111111 I 111 11 111 1" "" 1 ti Ill I 11111 11 " 1 MAN - - - - - by A Ian MAN, photography by Jim French, published by The Colt Studio, Box 187, Village Station, New York, N.Y. 10014; $18 (hardcover). --------------------..... --- STONEWALL 1. MR. CHELSEY ST. JOHN SEPARATES ---- Aimed at the gay esthete, MAN presents a panoply of gergeous photographs of the male. In this respect, it is vastly different from the rather ta wdy collection of cock­and- balls photos to which we've had to become accustomed in re­cent years. Tastefully handled, the photos range in locale from Hawaii to Long Island and manage to glorify unspoiled nature while simul­taneously featuring the revealed charms of 25 well-endowed models. A word might be said at this point concerning the obvious and admitted bias of Colt Studio vis­a- vis the male body. Colt grooves EXCLUSIVELY on wellbuiltdudes, whether or not they have the big­gest baskets imaginable. That is, an appealingly masculine physique is Colt's primary criterion for its models. This is not to say that the models in MAN are not well-hung. On the cntrary, you WILL see lots of nice meat (to put it clearly, if crudely). The point you should remember, however, is that MAN in no way aimes to be a jack-off book, although it definitely may turn you on as it did this re­viewer. Free lance photographer Jim French has five years of extra­ordinary experience with Colt Studio, the MAN contains repre­sentative samples of his best efforts. The mood of his photos is VffiILITY with a capital V! Privately printed in a very limit­ed edition, MAN is super-luxuri­ous (11" x 14" in size), covered i..1 rich brown linen with the title stamped in gold. Jim French's skill behind the camera and in the darkroom, coupled with his keen eye for com­position, make MAN a pleasure to peruse. For those who can afford it, MAN is the work of art God intended him to be. PROGRAMS Homosexuality is more and more becoming openly written about and discussed by our national news mema as well as "straight" pub­lications. In the December issue of PLAYBOY the following two articles appeared. GAY PROBLEM CENTER Stonewall is a residential treat­ment center for homosexual men and women who have been in trouble with drug addiction, alcoholism or the law. It was started in Seattle last year by a number of gay people who feel that heterosexuals do not knowhow to handle the problems of homo­sexuals. It was also started to provide an alternative for gays either in prison or facing a prison term. Until now, nearly all organ­izations such as Synanon and Phoenix House, to which people could be probated or paroled, have regarded homosexuality as abnor­mal. Because of the lack of a place that will accept them as they are, parole is often delayed or denied for those in prison who are not heterosexual. The alcoholism and drug-addict­ion programs consist of 12 to 18 months of living and working at Stonewall, and they reject the medical approaches to homosex­uality, addiction or crime. They present acceptance of one's homo­sexuality not only as normal and healthy but also as restorative and therapeutic, the key to successful rehabilitation. The approach is that of radical therapy, with emphasis on changing one's social situation, changing society's attitudes and gaining political effectiveness. CITY ART STUDIOS 4615 MT. VERNON any quantify tl}\00~ ~~rrc~• \~\~G N~\\.'r any copy ~1) 2,500 ONLY $20.70 5,000 ONLY $39. 95 [j)~~ filte ~ pi/I fin ·tlud 1ffnJI~~ 524-5612 ' Blond, Sexy and Beautiful There is also a 90-day re-entry program for those coming out of prison and for the graduates of the treatment programs. This involves job placement and training, per­sonal counseling and gay-conscio­usness raising. Stonewall seeks funds from organizations and in­dividuals for both projects. We are breaking ground by bringing what we know about human sexuality to the fore in the field of rehabilation. Society makes a practice of taking sex away from those in trouble, be they prisoners, retarded children or mental patients. But sex is not disruptive; it is a highly socializing factor for all. Gay males are becoming more prominent in the area of prison reform, because prison is where we suffer the greatest oppression. William H. DuBay, Training Dir­ector Stonewall Seattle, Washington DuBay is a former Catholic priest who, in 1964, asked Pope Paul VI to oust Los Angeles' conservative Cardinal McIntyre and who, in 1966, wrote "The Human Church" (published without the usual ec­clesiastical permission), which advocated, among other things, a labor union for priests. HOUSTON X-MAS Coverage of the holiday season cannot be complete with the small staff of the Nuntius, one person, however, we shall attempt to do what we can. LaCaja had their New Year's Contest and party in which Miss Alabama was named Miss LaCaja. On December 20 the HiKamp had their Xmas Show featuring Jan Russell and Eartha along with Kiki Lee. Eartha did a fantastic "Santa" number in which all of the audience received suckers - - candy that is. A great show - great fun and very much alive. The HiKamp for variety from their regulars had Tiffany Jones and Roxanne as guests for several performances during the holidays. This club is fast becoming known as one of the top showbars of the city. It is reported that great-jolly­fun was had at the 900 Club. From reports it seems the act­ivities were very festive in and out of the "closet". Drinks - fun and fun and fun and let it all hang out! Who said LA Plays Itself was only showing at the new Adam One? Have been asked about Boots Cruse Room! Even the telephone at press time was "DA" - - according to Ma Bell that is "don't answer" SO!!!! .. Frank Palmer's Galleon was the spot for turkey and dressing Xmas day. Some noteworthy persons at­tended - - one of the spots to be seen and seen in. Congrats to Frank on selling his home--under­stand investments in Athens or some such place is requiring this young interprising mans attention of late. M.C. as always had his blackeyed pea special New Year and did all the cooking for both occasions .himself. Briar Patch fast and faster Briar Patch fast and faster with the "stable" bunny crowd - fine place - fine folks - haven for plastic surgeons - and the clientel can afford it also. The many wide­eyed smiling faces here are not a reflection of happiness but of being unable to close their eyes or alter expressions from the pull­ing and stretching of these friends of the group with the knivesssss. Beautiful tree at this spot for all the crowd. Stopped by the Farmhouse a couple of times during the season. Early hour group hosted by Paul Stewart - - the only real cocktail hour in the city it seems - - . Changes at this "all-time" in­spot during and after /hour should be seen and enjoyed by all. Mr. H does his all and best to make everyone comfortable and happy with a personal greeting. Houston's own, Jerry Vanover is here for shows four nights a week - - great talent - - in fact, best comedian in town. Jerry mustfeel very much at home - - started at the :quggett with Paul S. - - then to the Cabaret with Gene H. and now back with the both of them. -- Good show Page 11 QUE5TIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT "~EE AT l45T" SOCIAL VENTURES CORPORATION P. 0. BOX 58251 HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058 Social Ventures Coq,onlion MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION "Free At Lut" I hereby apply for membenhip in Free At lint, • private social club operated by Social Ventures Corporation. (Please print or type) Date: ___________ _ Name: _______•_ •• <_.. _________ ;"Sex: MF ; Age: Mailing Address: City: ___________ _ State: _____ _ Zip: __ _ Phone Number: Residence: ----------,- Business: __________ _ CHECK ONE: □ Enclosed is my check for $48 for one year's dues. (Make checks payable to Social Ventures Corporation.) □ I would like to pay my dues monthly, at the rate of $4.50, by pre-authorized bank draft. Enclosed is a bank draft authorization car<I. Do not write in the space below: I Dato Accepted I By Membership Number AUTHORIZATION TO HONOR CHECKS DRAWN BY SOCIAL VENTURES CORPORATION, HOUSTON, TEXAS To: _______ ______ __________ Bank Bank Address: _______________________ _ A~ a convenience to me-, I hc-rrhy R0lJ11CSI and authorize )'OU to pay and charge 10 my account ch«ks d~wn on my aa:ount by and payable to the order of the Social Venlum Corporation, provt(k,d thtff ~ sufftcll'nl i.:olla:tcd fund1 1n said account to pay lht' \amt' upon Plt'lt'nlallOn. I ~~· lhal )·our n,.hh ... ,lh '"J)«t lo uch such .:hc-dc -.hall br 1hC' ..amc- a, i( 11 -.,·n: a d,c-,:k dra•n on you and ,.,ncd pc-rsonally by me. Thi, .ilUlhOnly 1~ IO n•ma1n 1n t·ffcd until n·v,.ti:cd by me 1n wrilln~ and until you klU.Ail) rfi'CM° su,·h not.:.:, I a,m: th.11 )'OU -.h.-11 be fully prOl<"(tnl 1n hononng any ..u~h ~-h~k. I forthc, ;q1tt that ,f any such d~d be d1-.honorcd, •hc1-r w11h or w uhoul cause, .-nd ,r,.hc-1hcr 1ntc-ntionaJly or 1nadvcr1cntly. you "1al.l be un,kr no hab1l11y whahocvt"r cvC'n thoup! su.:h dishonor result\ in thc forfc1tun: o(mt"mbcr..tup. DATE Signature mu~t be the same as on file at bank Checking Account Number ----------------------------------------------------------- ~nT1 TO BANK. The ,izc of this fonn i, adju,lablc from a 6x4 lo a 5,3 1..'ard for your filing conwnience. SOCIAL VENTURES CllRPORATrnN POST OFFICE BUX 5H?51 HOIISTIIN HXAS 77058 Page 18 What is Free At Last? Free At Last is a private social club operated by Social Ventures Corporation. The club's pu~pose is to provide social freedom and independence for gays. Is Free At Last similar to a private lounge or bar? No, except that both operate for the benefit of members only. Free At Last is more similar, in terms of how it works , to the Young Houstonians Club (operated by First City National Bank for their customers), than to a private lounge or bar. How do I join Free At Last? Just fill out a membership application and mail it to: Social Ventures Corporation P. 0 . Box 58251 Houston, Texas 77058 What does membership cost? Membership dues are $48 per year . You can pay your dues annually at $48 total, or by pre-authorized automatic bank draft in the amount of $4 .50 monthly . How does this automatic bank draft work? When you send in your membership application and you have selected the monthly dues plan, you must also send us a Bank Draft Authorization Card. We will record your account number and forward the card to your bank. Then , each month, we will prepare a draft on your account in the amount of $4. 50. With the authorization car4 on file, your bank will treat this draft just like a ch~ck, except that you won ' t have to bother with it at all! Why is the monthly bank draft $4.50 instead of $4. 00? The extra 50¢ cover s the cost of preparing the drafts each month, and also covers the service charge that some banks charge us for handling the drafts. What do I get as a member of Free At Last? You get social freedom and independence as a gay through participation in the club's social activities. Simply, you get to meet new f r iends, and you get to go to new places and do new things in the congenial company of other gays. What kinds of activit ies wil l the club hold? Here are a few examples: Bus trips to New Orleans, Dallas, and Laredo; plane trips to Acapulco, Fire Island, and San Francisco; parties of all kinds, including : rum parties, wine tastings, theater parties, cheese tastings, and costume parties; art shows; fashion shows; Mr.-Free­At- Last contests; plus dining discounts for your indi­vidual benefit; plus any other activities and services that our members want us to provide. Are the club ' s activities expensive? No . With volume purchasing power, the club can arrange activities at rock bottom prices. In addition, the club does not make anything from its activities since all administrative expenses are covered by membership dues. Sample prices are: fo r a trip to New Orleans including party bus round-trip transportation, two nights at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, tips and taxes- approximately $40 per person; for a Rum Party- only $1 for 3 drinks . How will I hear about the club's activities? A copy of our special, members-only magazine will be mailed to you each month . In each i ssue will be news of upcoming activities, discounts, nnd interesting articles on the gay ljfe. What activities are coming up soon? Toward the latter half of January, we are planning a bus trip to New Orleans and a Wine Tasting Party. Why was Free At Last created? Free At Last was created to fill the social needs of Houston's Gay Community. By joining FPee Al La.st now , you can expand your circle of gay f riends while partici­pating in an exciting new range of gay social activities. ---~--------·------------------ m e~>I\ S;E'HE ~ 4PARTMENT 2828 RIO GRANDE 478-0224 (29th & Rio Grande) AUSTIN, TEX. OPEN 4 - 12 DAILY 4 - 1 SATURDAY 3 - 12 SUNDAY Beer - SO~ Tap - lfO~ Wine Cooler - 60~ Wine - SO~ Pitcher - $1.50 Tom mys - Peco Mas - Champagne Hamburgers and tap beer - ALL you can eat or drink EVERY SUNDAY - 6 to 9 MIXED DRINKS SOON ! ! ! \ Why move around in '73 - stay with The Apartment for easy living and fun. '., 1/IIPPY· 1/0flf( I New Large· Game Room Completely Remodeled ALL DRINKS 30( New Large Patio 4-7MON-SAT 3 - 6 SUNDAY 4 - 8 MON - FRI - TA-P BEER 25( Dancing - Pool & Foosball 0 /Jac/Jelor's f/Uarters 1225 SKILES, DALLAS, TEXAS. 'WE NEVER CLOSE' STEAM AND SAUNA 30 ROOMS' (214) 82~0423 (Entrance in rear) 4117 Maple RANCH OPEN I P.M. TO 2 A.M. AFTER HOURS FRIDAY & SATURDAY 5269524 Jerry - - we'll all be out to see you! LaBoheme seems to be fading from the scene??? Hear tales about remodeling and such but can't seem to note much action -- whatgives? The Red Room had a special Christmas show with not-so-hot live entertainment. Jerry Vanover, after two years, did his last show here for an engagement at the Farmhouse. Roxanne and Dyschel were there along with Miss Red Room - Tiffany Jones. New Year's Eve was great fun - packed house - baloons, horns and etc. etc. etc. New Years Day - blackeyed peas, cornbread and all enjoyed by the group in the early afternoon - show later New Year's night. Mama and Papa Bear had their Xmas show and New Year fest­ivities as always in great style. Some of the most beautiful cost­umes here - - why not? - - Mama Bear is a talented designer - - seamstress and model. Visit the Roaring 60's at antime for a fine time with great people. Just down the street at 1811 South Shepherd is a new spot - - The Living Room. The owner is known to many - he is Ed. H. The faces and hair behind the bar are also familiar on the circuit - - Pepper from the Tradewinds --Audie from the Table - 900 Club - Red Room and who knows what corners are there to give their services. Fine food at the New Year's buffet -- just beaut­iful -- it is understood the little ole flower lady, Bill H. helped out -- great cook tooooo! Stop in this new place - just like being at home --- comfortable. Page 19 MR. SABRE' GARTH - ~@w-~ "f IA J@b\~~~ ' X \ } , ~) OOb\00 RONSUE1/ J ' '----------Ey-es_tha_t_My_s_tif_y_-_F_or_m_-_F_a_ce_&_F_igu_r ~---------------_,__ __ / the flop to all the supercool flops out there Supercool -- know everything made love to me or so thats what he called it but supercool didn't know that he had a lot to learn ..... I saw him a couple of days ago after the fact too cool to smile just nodded his head knowing he had overwhelmed me. and I cracked up he loo~~ at me like I was crazy not understanding why I didn't come back he' II find out one day (maybe by reading this) when he realizes the reason all his flings are one from Medium Cool night stands- - him thinks he planned it that way- -too dumb to realize it wont be any other way until he gets out of himself and into people 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 . Page 20 (\~ GAY 0,4'~ ~'1''1' COMMUN ITV CENTER ~~s f~\ttlOS MEETING ROOMS DANCES CLASSES Meetings Wed. 7:30 p.m. MONTROSE GAZE 528 9069 504 Fairview EDITORIAL LIFE AND DEATH OF THE GAY COMMUNITY Since the homosexual community suffers from repression within re­pression the general societal neu- • roses become more extreme; guilt, aggression, anxiety, sad-masoch­istic polarisation of relationships and fear of ageing, ail tend to te exaggerated. It will also follow the that genital tyranny will be rein­forced leading to de-personalized genital and genital/anal contact. The homosexual community is ex­ploitative and predatory - people become objects - saleable and sub­ject to proprietal struggles. The body becomes brutalised in alien­ated promiscuity. The dialectics of capitalism penetrate the sexual life, in ghetto bars and clubs, and in bed. Its jargon is impersonal and reductionist - sex is even spoken of as 'trade'. The homo­sexual is unable to defend himself against the violent and apparently logical dialectics of his society so he accepts that he is in some way 'wrong' or 'unnatural' even ii he consciously denies this. In­ternalised repression is the most deadly form of repression because its victim denies its existence. The logic of this repression ren­ders the homosexual neurotic and seriously impairs his ability to experience anything resembling a full (i.e. liberated) relationship with another homosexual. Such a 'full relationship' does not imply the transference intoahomosexual milieu of the monogamic form of institutionalised heterosexual marriage, however it does imply something very different from what I have described as 'alienated promiscuity'. In this the unending search for impersonal sexual con­tact is compulsive; the alienation • H - a is alienation from the self. The homosexual is convinced in his un­concious that he is a 'monster' and must therefore prove to him­self, repeatedly, that he is de­sirable. But the person who re­sponds and complies, must also be a 'monster' and therefore must be despised and rejected immediately after the act, or reduced to the level of an object. In this situation there can be no gratification of real desires; it is rather like scratching a sore, - momentary alleviation only serving to worsen the condition in the long run, - for the syndrome is selfperpet­uating. Because of the masculine bias of our culture very few men ever mature emotionally; they are not required to. According to Freud "there is in men a struggle against their passive or feminine attitude towards other men" and it is curious that it is by the rituals of suppressed homo-eroticism that the conventional male seeks to reinforce his gender role. If the heterosexual finds such difficulty in relating to and main­taining the pose of the 'manly man' then it follows that the quest­ion will be even more problematic for the male homosexual. In ado­lescence (a naturally androgynous period) he is especially likely to experience a crisis of failure to relate to the heterosexual defini­tion of an adult male. He may continue to regard himself as a boy (genitally mature, of course) and he may continue to pursue the image of his lost youth for the rest of his life. This is liable to produce hysteria at the natural process of his ageing and can re-a ➔k ·- II *I\ flan Monday-Buffet - Tuesday-Show Night Wednesday-Pool Tourney - Thursday- ~ ~:'::,p:••:::.'..'~d:::•;,: s6 P~M; ~ ij 3:07 .!:~~==~-82.~ sult in a permanent maladjust­ment, quite literally the inability to live with the present self. This presents in very real terms a parallel to Norman O. Brown's image of the adult yearning of his lost infantile Eden. The original trauma has been re-enacted, and neurosis therefore reinforced. The male homosexual's position is ambiguous and contradictory, since his difficulty in adjusting to his society's regid and false form­ulation of masculine characteris­tics and ethics is entirely to his credit. Sadly, many homosexuals try to Ii ve up to the demands of this exploitative model; individuals and their relationships are cate­gorised - butch/ fem - dominant/ submissive, and in the final analysis sadistic/ maschistic. Consequently it is impossible for them to work out their sexuality on its own terms. The homosexual does not have to be either 'mas­culine' or 'feminine' in the sense that these are at present defined by the repressive institutions. In this context, it is perhaps time many homosexuals discover­ed the idea of androgyny, since the homosexual position has to be potential to assist greatly in the breaking up of the rigid polaris - ation of sexual roles. This is a truth acknowledged by 'camp taste', which in this case is making conscious man's 'un­alterable', unconscious 'revolt against sexual differentation and genital organisation". By the stan­dards of the unconscious and of childhood the sexual differentation of adult sexuality manifested in genital organisation, the family, masculine aggressiveness and feminine passivity is "a loss of sexual completeness" (Brown). Could a liberated homosexuality help to regain this lost "com­pleteness"? And yet, much of the homosex­ual community is too bourgeois and conformist to play any part in such a project. For a homosex­ual to adhere to bourgeois values and societal norms is for him to be de-naturalised. In this sense he is 'against nature' - against his own nature, that is. He should not only be aware of what a hostile society is doing to him, but also aware of 'what he is doing to himself in the service of that hos ­tile society. He must at some stage tire of the role of " exemplary sufferer' '. It is also futile for the homo­sexual community to ask this hos­tile society to tolerate it as a harmless and docile minority, since from the point of view of that society it is far from harmless. Homosexuality touches on phobias with long cultural histories; it threatens "to reverse the process of civilisation which turned the or­ganism into an instrument of work' ' - not civilisation as such but one particularly repressive process which is becoming increasingly un­nessary. It is a symbol of what had to be suppressed so that sup­pression could prevail and organise the ever more efficient domination of man and nature" (Marcuse 'Eros & Civilisation'). It is because the homosexual is a subversive and potentially revolutionary force (whether the individual likes the idea or not) that he is oppressed. The only rat­ional or dignified course is to ac­cept this critical function. Homo­sexuality is anti-productive, itis a very definite spanner in a particularly sensitive part of the works, since it breaks up the socio-economic alignment of the sexual drives. Homosexuals should see them­selves as a vital part of a move­ment for all people (male or fe­male of whatever orientation) to­wards a higher degree of ins tinct­ual liberation: sectarianism can only assist the agents of the 'per­formance principle'. If we begin in refusal, in future we must allow ourselves to think in Utopian terms, the alternative is dispair. "To think in Utopian terms" does not imply escapist fantasy: Utopian speculation is simply a framework for the expression of social ideals. Page 21 JERRY FOXX ESCORT TOURS Have someone show you Houston - Day and night tours. Transportat­ion available. 524-0088 PHOTOGRAPHER -- Will shoot, anything you can do - or will print and develop your first 2 rolls of film free. 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