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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 3, No. 6, June 1972 - File 010. 1972-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 22, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/3749/show/3733.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 3, No. 6, June 1972
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date June 1972
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 28912012
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript Joyce Brothers Declares Sex Without Love a Bummer Dr. Joyce Brothers has a daily column in the Houston Post. The below is copied from the May 29 morning edition. Dear Dr. Brothers: I'm 19 and I'm afraid I'm frigid or homosexual. I've never had any homosexual experiences and I don't really think I'm really attracted to women, but something must be wrong as I don't get any real kicks from men. I can't seem to fall in love--I don't even think I know what it means. I've had sexual experiences with a number of young men and frankly they've all been very disappointing. Maybe I expected too much but, so far, sex is a big bore. -- S.T. Dear S.T.: Many psychiatrists report that your complaint is being heard more and more frequently, especially from young people. I would guess that one of the reasons this is true is that sex is becoming too routine and too disassociated from tenderness, affection and love. In other words, it is becoming little more than a mechanical act. If curiosity is the only reason for intercourse, it is not surprising that it should be disappointing. You admit that you've not "fallen in love" and yet you've had "a number" of sexual experiences. For one thing, you may be rushing into sexual experiences before you have any real emotional desire for physical closeness. Ideally, sex comes as a result of a feeling of emotional closeness and it is the climax of a love relationship. By persistently rushing into sex before you have an opportunity to feel other forms of closeness, you may be blocking yourself off from an opportunity to get to know someone on another level. To achieve the maximum of sexual enjoyment there must be some emotional involvement. Unfortunately, in our permissive society, many young people today do not have the emotional skills necessary to allow them a rewarding, satisfying sexual relationship. Don't worry about being homosexual, since you don't seem to have any inclinations in that direction. It is also highly unlikely that you are frigid. You are simply placing unrealistic demands on your body by trying to separate it from the rest of your being. You are demanding that your body work and perform in a certain way even though you have no feeling to go with the performance. Your body, rejecting sex because it is totally separated from tender feelings, refuses to give you the pleasure you expect. It is also possible, of course, that you have some strong feelings of guilt about sex that have been carried over from childhood. You may feel that what you're doing is morally wrong even though you have managed to bury this feeling deep in your unconscious. POLITICIANS Respond to Gay Questionaire In previous years the Circle of Friends has been an educational and social organization. This year, members decided to roll up their sleeves and become politically active too. Almost 300 questionaires were sent to candidates of local, state, and national offices. The Circle of Friends expected most of the questionaires to be routinely discarded, many to be returned with negative and hate-filled answers, only a few to be returned by candidates willing to work for gay equal rights. Surprisingly more questionaires were returned than expected. We quickly read the response, got on the telephone and alerted the gay community as to whom to vote for during the Texas primary elections. Joe Hawn won the Democrate State Representative, District 33L: and David S. RONSUES MOST PROFESSIONAL IN DALLAS BEST SERIOUS PERFORMER (Zodiac Boll) Crocket won the 33E District. The gay community of Texas ins't organized enough to claim credit for these victories, although perhaps we helped. But in years to come, the gay community will be- ■ come organized and carry enough weight so that political candidates will have to court the gay vote, as California candidates have found necessary. If nothing else, the questionaire showed 300 political candidates that gay citizens are on the move. Based on the information returned to the Circle of Friends, we advise gay votes to vote for the following people in the runoff elections June 3rd: Eddie Bernice Johnson, State Representative District 330, Democrate Paul B. Ragsdale, State Representative District 33N, Democrate Sam Coats, State Representative District 33K, Democrate Emerson Emory, State Representative District 33C, Democrate Questionaires are still being received and we will advise gay citizens to vote for candidates who promise to work for gay civil rights in the National Election, November 4th. We thought you might be interested in some of the more unusual comments we've received. I've worked in psychiatry a number of years. Fm not one to condemn life styles of people that they are satisfied with as long as. the rights of others are not infringed 1 upon. I am not homsexual myself but feel this is the right or rather a choice open to people as a freedom. Homosexuals may obtain their legal rights through unrelenting efforts, as is the case with any group pursuing goals. I support the right of consenting adults to live together under any circumstances where the rights (legal and moral) of other citizens are not substantially jeopardized. I do not believe your life style should be glamorized or encouraged; however, 1 think individuals ( adults) should be able to pursue their own dictates in private. Q. Do you believe that two people should be able to legally join in a marriage contract, regardless of sex? A. lamtoooldfashion to accept this at the present time. I think consenting adults should be able to do anything they want to as long as they don't infringe on the rights of others or don't engage openly in activities which would unduly shock our heterosexual oriented society. 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