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Title The Nuntius, Vol. 2, No. 4, April 1971
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Transcript §VUN'TIUS VOLUME 2, Ho.• APRIL 1971 HOUSTON, TEXAS ====================~======================================== GAY CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS FRANKLIN E. IC.AMEMY MATTAOHNE SOCIEJY WASHINGTON-Or. Franklin E. Kameny, president ol the M.ituchine Society of Washington and .a candidate for the u. s. Home of Repre.senu1illes, ms opened .a campaign headquarters in the heart ol d<M-ntown Wash­ington. The anter, occupying the four floors of a former restauranl, is located .at 1307 E S1reet N.W ., and looks over .a sm.aH parl< onto PennsyMni.a Avenue, "Avenue of the Presidents." Kameny,-45, is one of six candid.ates for the position of non-voling deleg.a1e from the District of Columbia to 1he U.S. House, .and one of four non-major party hope­fuls. In .a speed, given .al 1he headquarters opening, Kameny referred 10 bod, the practical and symbolic significance of the event, the practical being thal "a serious campaign to win" necessilates facilities. He said that the symboJic .aspect, "of .at least equal importance." is that the office provides "the presence necessary for an effective calll).aign." "We !homosexuals! .are emerging openly and fully into the life of this city .and of this country. The opening of this headqu.aners here on 1he President's Avenue symbolizes 1hat emergence .as concisely .as anything can. "We .are not merely homosexuals." he said. "This is re.ally irrelevant ... Washington is our cily. We live here and we worl< here; we love this city; we enjoy .all of its advantages .and benefils. and we suffer from .all of its problems .and defects-.and know those problems and defects. "We are determined to er.fer 1he maimiream of our city's life. as of our nalional life." In the speech, t<.ameny took up an issue which. it is believed. is causing him to lose some support within the local gay community. He said. ··we hope that my candidacy will, in due course. relegate our private lives to matters solely of our own concern, that we too shall be able 10 serve sociely fully as citizens. nol as homosexuals. and 1hat our city will be the beuer for ii. Without slighting the very real. festering abuses and grievances which we feel as homo­~• uals . .and which will be brought oul in later news conferences, this c.ampaign h.as been direned to dut broader goal. I .am running as .a qualified W.ashingtoni.an. whoh.appens.also.but incident.ally. to be a homosexual:· The dissenters say 1hey feel 1ha1, since Karneny re.alistically has no chance 10 win the election (he is one of two whites in the campaign-the other being Repub­lican John Nevius-and the city's population is predom­inantly blad-Kameny should use all of his campaign rime to discuss homosexual issues. 1n reply, Kameny's supporters claim th.al by present­ing t<ameny primarily as a responsible c.andidate, .and secondly as a homosexual candida1e, more and greater public relations value will be gained. To support this position they frequenlly refer to the controversy which initially accompanied 1he candidacy of the I.ale John Kennedy, when his religion was reg.arded by .a vocal group .as .a potential hazard to his service as president. As t<ameny puts ii, "his very candidacy itself releg.ated his religion 10 its proper role as his own private concern alone, .and he served society as a citizen, not as a C.atho­lic." In a speech given .al the Pentagon a few d.ays later, Kameny presented what he c.alled .a "major c.ampaign position p,1per" dealing with homosexuality. The occasion was the 1.atest in a long series of hear­ings dealing wilh Kameny's own .anempts 10 obtain a security de.arance to do defense-contracted work. He is by training and profession .an .aslro-physicist. The speech was given in the Pentagon Press Office. shortly before Kameny .appe.ared .at the Defense Depart­ment's Industrial Sea,rity Review Offices Appeal Bo.ard. The government has not ;occused Kameny of being bbckm.aibble-he is too well known as being .a homo­sexual spokesman. lnste..ad Ibey .acxuse him ol wh.at Kameny calls the "Seven Deadly Sins." "They say that merely bec.ause I .am a homosexual. I .am unreliable. untru-orthy. red.less. wanton (wl-..ait­ever lhat me.ans). ircespomible. unslllble, .and have poor judgment. All th.at. simply because I prefer .affeaional . and sexual relationships with men inste.ad of women. In bet. they go to the ultimate .absurdity of using my ex­pressed hope of entering uhim.ately into a lasting. stable relationship will, .another man .as evidence of insul,;lity ... Anading the Defense Department's security de.ar ance progr.am, he said, "We do not h.ave .a security pro­gram .at .all. We have .a wci.al .and sexual .and intellectual confonrity program. .arising out of the hysteria al .a quarter century ;ago which continues unab.ated-.a pro­gram whid, is an affirmative menace to our n.atiorul security because it squanders our money. destroys the lives .and c.areers of our citizenry. and deludes the public into belie~ing that our -,-ets are being protected when rhey.arenoL "Do you know what you need to get a de.arance routin~ly and quidly? t~ .a dull. convention.al domestic life. preferably in the subuths; subscnbe to the usual list of mag.azines, and no unusual or con1roversi.al ones; be­long 10 .a few non-<0ntroversi.al org.anizations; h.ave no .arrest record; be neither 100 .afluent nor too deeply in debt-.and you will gel your dearance in .aboul three months. even if you .are meeting foreign .agents eve,y afternoon to give .aw.ay govemmenl seaets. "Bui. be a m.an and enjoy love .and sex with another man instead of with a woman, and you11 never get your c1earance. Nothing else about you will ever be consi<f­ered." TwoPropouk In his speed,, Kameny made two proposals for cor­recting the inadequacies he perceives in the security system. First. "elimination of 1he existing de facto ban upon the issuance ol de.arances to homosexuals jlhe existence of which ban the department will deny with some of the most be.auliful bure.aun.atic obfuscation I h.ave .......­he. ardl." SEE GAY FOR CONGRESS page 2 Anti~ted Texas Laws for over 100 years Texas h.as been usmg .a penal code that was conceived and writ1enfo1 .a rural society. And it reflects the value judgments of a frontier cul­ture where emphasis was plared on propeny rather than the protection of the ir>dividu.al citizen. Present criminal I.aw. for example. prov~ up to 10 years in prison for horse theft where.as murder without malice h.asa m.aximumpenalty of onlyfiveye.ars;nprison. In an attempt to rectify .an .antiquated penal code that became almost unrecognizable after the .activity of 55 legislatures, .a state bar committee spent five ye.ars writing .a revised code. The revised pen.al code th.at h.as been introduced in the amen! session of the St.ate legislature i~ the com­bined effort al many different persons and organizations including judges, law professors. defense attorneys. st.ate prosecutors and law enforcement .agencies. lhe go.als sel by the revision committee for the new codewere: • Consolidate, ~mplify .and clarify the laws on crime. • Identify .all significant h.arrnful criminal conduct. • R.ation.atly grade offenses .aa:ording to the harm they cause or threaten. No member of the revision committee has expressed co.mplete satisfaction with 1heir ae.ation. but most .agree with Harris County District Attomey C.arol Vance: "It is not perfect. but it is .a gre.at adv.anoe for aimina.l I.aw in Texas." Now that the re,,ised pen.al code h.as been intro­duced into the Legisl.ature. specul interest groups h.ave .appe.ared in Austin to find buh with it. Dall.as Oislricl Attorney Henry Wade.one of the mos, vocal aitics of the revised code. has pided out seve,-.a;l points in the code to a,gue ag.ainst ;ts ~doption. He oonrends th.at the revised rode " h.andcuffs the police in their allempts to enforce the law:• But in reality the new code gives po1jce new .and unusual powers th.al have defense attorneys .around the state bemoaning rhe f.o1e of their profession. SEE TEXAS LAWS / page 2 RANDY AGHEW Randy Agnew, Spiro's son, answers charges of being homosexual IIB'OIITIII: -n.e -.,licatiooK in JKf, ~•s CDlu-..att..._,__c.anyiag_ • ..,__,,.. liw aid, .....,.HMIL • llANDY AGNEW: "'11ul's--.a1A • SEE AGNEW page 2 Page 2 GAY FOR CONGRESS - cont'd. fro111 page I He says that "group or class disqualifications are fundamentally un-American." Second. he called for a "top-to-bottom reassessment of our security system," to include the removal of "poli­tical hacks," including Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Security Policy Joseph J. Liebling. He de­scribed the security system as an "exercise in political corruption" arising out of the appropriatioo1s procedure. "Those running these programs must make an an­nual journey to Capitol Hill to get their appropriations from committees chaired by men chosen by the 'senility system' In order to make an impression upon these intellectual relics of a bygone era, and get their money, they must go through their annual fertility rite, by dem­onstrating their quota of homosexual sacrificial victims." Turning his guns on the Civil Service Commission, Kameny said that its policy of excluding known homo­sexuals from any government job is "simple supine sub­mission to bigotry. Many people object to homosexuals. One would not expect our government to submit to their bigotry, and in other contexts such as racial prejudice, it does not. But in the case of homosexuality, our Civil Service Commission further penalizes those who are already the victims of prejudice. "This makes a popularity contest out of federal em­ployment. The rights, pwileges, and prerogatives of citizenship apply equally to all citizens and cannot be allowed to become contingent upon popularity or con­formity. American citizens have a right to be unpopular, unconventional, and nonconformist ... " Kameny says that he has talked with the general counsel of the Civil Service Commission, who told him that the government is "informally toying" with the idea of permitting homosexuals to occupy lower grade po­sitions. "Big deal!" says Kameny. ''The proposal is insulting and totally unacceptable. Now that Blacks are no longer willing to be kept in a menial and second-class role, the T.l's nf ihtl lns FREE DANCING FREE AFTER WEEKDAYS 2:00 p.m. - 2:00 a_m FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 1:00 p.m. - -t:00 a.m. HOURS I Free Beer Bust 5:30 Sundays I le>) I/'\(• 4P't ..;..c..:.~. ...•.- -'--.-'---' ,~, .h,J,, I >,,\\/\\'~ ,l 1(1 N l1JJ ,, •I&, --~ -~' ~ ~ ,, ,,~ h ~i-.:.,.,\l)J/f commission is trying to find someone else to victimize. We homosexuals are not candidates for second-class status. "Government screening processes are ineffective. Ten per cent of our civil service employees are homo­sexual. I am currently assisting in a number of cases involving postal employees. Whatever problems we may be having with the postal system, they do not arise be­cause 10 per cent of our postmen and mail clerks are· homosexual." TLorning lastly to military policies concerning homo­sexuals, Kameny said that "military investigative methods are particularly offensive and are pursued with a pecu­liar philosophy when homosexuality is involved." He called military investigators " human vermin" and said that in the past years, they "are reliably reported to have devoted some 90 per cent of their total investigative ef­fort to ferreting out homosexual<." Cont'd. page 5 GAY FOR TEX.AS LAWS - con'd. fro111 poge I Wade has even joined forces with gun fanciers who are opposing the code because it tightens regulations on carrying firearms. Texas ranchers have gotten in the act by opposing the code because there are no specific statutes dealing with cattle rustlers and they do not want stolen cattle classified as just any theft. One of the new powers the revised code gives police officers is the authority to use deadly force to arrest or prevent the escape of a " highly dangerous suspect." PRESENT LAW does not justify killing a suspect solely to make an arrest. The justification for killing a suspect depends on the officer's belief in the legality of the arrest, and before using deadly force he must identify himself unless his identity is already known or cannot reasonably be made known. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has begun attack­ing state vagrancy laws police officers have used to stop and question certain persons, the revised code has intro­duced a new "stop and frisk" statute that goes beyond existing laws. The stop and frisk statute says that: • A police officer may stop a person if the officer has reasonable cause to suspect that the person has com­mitted or is about to commit an offense. • An officer may stop any person he finds near the scene of an offense the officer has reasonable cause to suspect has just been committed. • An officer may stop any person in connection with an offense that the officer has probable cause to believe has been committed. The committee admits this gives police an unusual power and states that an officer "can execute a stop when he does not have probable cause at the time to make an arrest." ACCORDING to the statute the stop cannot last over 30 minutes and the person cannot be moved from the place of original stop. And the officer must also tell the person that it is not an arrest but rather a temporary detention for investigation. During abuse is one area where the revised code has made significant changes but has not aroused any opposition. The drug offenses in the revised code deal solely with mind and mood-altering drugs such as narcotics, hallucinogens, stimulants. depressants and marijuana. PENAL treatment of non-mind or mood-altering pre­scription drugs has been transferred out of the penal code and placed in the food and drug regulatory laws. The new statute does not distinguish between nar­< otics and so-called dangerous drugs but places all drugs into thrC'e categories-dangerous drugs. abusable drugs and restricted drugs. Classification is based on an assessment of th<' P.Ot<'n­tial for harm and abuse prC'sented by a giv<'n drug. THE REVISED drug statute does not contain all th<' penal provisions dealing with mind and mood-altrring drugs. but only the basic provisions dc-aling with illicit drug traffic. Obtaining drugs by misr<"pr<'S<'ntation or d<'<<'ption is not an offenS<' undrr tht• r!'vised codr. All thr prnal provision in th<' pr<'SC'nt code- for obtaining drug, by misrC'pr<'sentation or dC'C<'ption has bren transf!'rrc-d to the rC'gulatory statutes. Possession of majijuana would still br a ft·lonv with t~ \'Q ~~~\\\~ 0,11 Dally !Cle~ t I p 1504 Westheimer KEG PARTY SUNDAYS 5 7 ($1.00) a sentence of six ye;;rs for first offense possession and 12 years for the second conviction. However, after conviction and before sentencing, if the defendant can prove that the marijuana was for his own use, the judge would be required to reduce the penalty to that of a misdemeanor. Marijuana, along with some mild narcotics and opi­ates, will be classified as an abusable drug. Next: The duplication for sentencing in the present penal code are eliminated in the rnised penal code. .AGNEW - con'd from poge 1 The above di.a,logue, which tool< pl.ace at Towson, MaryL,nd, between Villilge Voice reporter Arthur Bell and the 24--ye.ar-old son of Vice-president Spiro Agnew, is one of a series of rnis-.adventures which h.ave ilSSailed Randy since he supposedly walked out on his wife and d.aughter to set up housekeeping with a friend he h.as known for a year and a h.tlf, a h;,irdresser named Buddy Hash. h all began when po&lical columnist Jack Anderson, who inherited his hard-hitting, expose style from the bte Drew Pearson and whose column he was also deed­ed, wrote an account of the situation, obviously intend­ing it to embarr.us Spiro Agnew. Obviously it h.as-but not lo the degree lh.at Anderson ~ob.ably expected. Randy Ag'1ew, it appeilrs, hais been the victim of his own impulsiveness and inexperience in political sledge ham­mering. Anderson repo,ted th.at, after leaving his family deeply in debt, Randy Agnew obtilined a job as a weight­lifting instructor and moved into a two-story fashion.able Bolton Hill section of Llhimore with Buddy Hash who operate-; a beauty salon with his mother in Eilst Baltimore. Hash has a police record; the first on a charge of opera­ting a disorderly house and the other, for possession of ~riPJ•n•. Hash expbined to another reporter th.at the charge of running a disorderly house stemmed from an alterca­tion between a roommate (not Randy) and a boy. "It was ricficulous," he said, "and, of course, the ch.arge was dis~." According to lhe same reporter the marijw,~ charge grew out of the indiscretion of still another roommate. "I h.ad nolhing to do with pot and the authorities dropped those chatrges. So far all the snide innuendo about Randy's mascu­linity has been confined to America'~ weekly news­papers and scandal papers abroad. The daily press of which Spiro Agnew has been so critical. has followC'<I the respected practice of American journalism by re­fraining from gossip or speculation on mailers involving private morals. To illustrate, Bobby Kennedy. Jr. bec.ame a headline only after he had been ch.lrged with posses-t ~ t~ - I\)), sion of marijuana in a Massachusetts court. It is probably true that the Anderson story originated with an anonymous telephone call. At any rate, Buddy Hash is the oldest •on of Mrs. Lee Ha,h. They are part­nen in the beauty ,hop, along with Mr. Hash who doe• the maintenance .ind repair work. They alro have a married daughter and another son. Both younger chil­dren are hairdressers. Since the Anderson story their lives have become public property, talked about and pointed out, as it al­ways ,sin situations like this. The underground press has been having a field day, suggesting that Randy join Gay Lib and run for President of the United States. Village Voice reporter Arthur Bell found Buddy Hash under the influence of a public relations man whom he had evidently hired to squash the rumors. How many mistakes Buddy had made before only he probably knows, but dignifying snide gossip by denying it is the first step toward incrimination. But when interviewed by Bell both Buddy and Ran­dy fell into the "It's not true that I beat my wife trap." Questioned ever so gently by the skilled reporter they both answered the $64 question about their respective homosexuality, giving Rich the obvious openings. He described Buddy as "very, very nervous" when he an­swered, "1,m not a homosexual. The story is very false." t Europe Craft Imports, Inc. The classic denim jean jacket and pant made in Belgium has gone fashion. The cotton suede trim yives this outfit a look ,11 ruggedness and luxury at the same time. T•1e j~tcket is snap front. The jean pilnt h.is ,1 'lme hottom with two front r.ontr,1st pc1tch pockets And afl,•r obtaining a comment from the Vice-Presi­dent's son what else 1/) could a smart newspaperman working for wild, wooley, full blown liberal and Bohe­mian paper like the Village Voice add but the following: On the bus back to Baltimore, I wondered what I'd expected Randy ro say. I suppose if homosexuality were accepted by our society-ii Andy could say "yes' or "no" w,rhour anyone much caring-there would have been no reason for Anderson ro have wrirren his column or for me ro poke around, for rhar marrer. Bur so long as our national leaders viciously arrack non-middle Ameri­can life-styles, rumors will go hand in hand with repres­sion. After a//, who characterized his opponents a, "efete?" So what might have been an innocent case of a friend helping a pal-Buddy taking Randy in to help out while he got his feet has become a full blown scandal. The young men might have avoided its dimensions and let it die away-as rumors always do. But they made the mistake of acknowledging that it existed-and for that their reputations are on the line. So two young men have been laid open to scorn­in the old, old game of political muck racking. \' I i ·\ In England Lesbians Marry FEMALE 'BRIDE' and 'GROOM' LESBIANS' "LECAL" MARRIACE IN ENCLAND Page 3 I I I Two young English women recently announced that they succeeded in having a " legal" marriage ceremony . per­formed at a Registry Office. The women are Terry Floyd. 24. who pronounced himself/ herself " the bridegroom " and Carole Mary Lord, the "bride." They promptly set up housekeeping, posed charmingly for photographers and announced that they were very happy. Legal processes quickly went to work to determine the validity of the union. and opinion seems to be that the whole thing was a publicity stunt to draw arrention to the growing militancy of male and female homosexuals throughout the world. The idea of males marrying males and females mak­ing legal and religious vows to other females may seem absurd to the vast majority of people . but the implications that such unions may eventually be possible are taken seriously by a great many legal authorities and church­men. Consider this run down of some events that haw taken place within the last few years. • Denmark, the most permissive of Scandinavia's free love countries, long has taken a tolerant view of homosexu.ils and il5 1.iws recognize that people who of the s.ime sex who live together over a long period of time h.ive certain community rights deserving of protection under the law. Hence, in the event of the death of one partner who bequeaths hi• estate to the other, there is seldom an effort to break the will by blood relatives. The law protects the surviving partner. • In Holland last year the disclosure that a Roman C.itholic priest had pre.ided at the "marriage" of two young males precipitated a storm of controversy. When the du,t w.is ,wept away, it w.is revealed that the boy•' union had merely been "blessed" by the prelate during Mass .ind that the young men had exchanged vows privately. They repaired to the "gay night club" of which they are co-owners and did a landslide business as a re­sult of the controversy. The Holl.ind incident produced reports of similar and more discreet ceremonies that had been performed over .i period of time by responsible religious men in Cermany, Sweden, France and England. In th<' Unit<'d Slat<'s. along with Wom<'n 's Lib and othfl'r minority groups sC"ekin~ rC'cognition of their statu\ .rnd .1n c-nd to discrimination in employmC'nt. thC'rC' i\ al(,o "G,,y Lib." a group that has sprun~ up rll'ar across th<' < ountry. l'mbracin~ both mal<' and femal<' hom.>Sexual,. In bi!( .-itil',, likl' San Fr,incisrn. N<'w York and Chicago. ,1r.. Wf'II ,Jr.. in thc- nation\ rapital. th<'y havc- dC'monc;tratrd boldly on th,· ,tr<'<'ts .ind hl'ld ralli.,, in public park,. Said Paul Breton, president of the Homophile Soci.11 League formed last yeu in ~- York, "It is tim• for so­ciety to judge people by their individual com~t•nce as hum~n beings ~nd not by their Ktivitie. in bed." Th,• G,,v Activi,t, Alli.in<, •. ,, N,•w York organ),Jtion. ~i1«N~l,•d forth1• fir,i tim<' in .history to for<<' .t m;..;,;.:r. Page 4 • FANTASTIC PENIS ENLARGER Proven By Tests To Increase The Size And Definitely Increase The Sensitivity 6 I- ~ .. 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( 1) Name, Address, _________ _ City-~-------~tale, __ Zip,~------------ Publicot,on ol the name or photograph of any person or orgontxo,\on m Oft,c\es o, odv~rt,sing in 1he NUNl 1US 1s not to be construed as any indicot,on of tt-e se,u .. ol orientation of such person or orgo,,1zat10n. of candidates in last November's election to speak our for homosexual rights. It took some maneuvering, diplo­macy and forcing the politicians to the wall but they came through exceedingly well. When Candidate Arthur Goldberg was questioned at a street rally he became instantly uncomfortabl<' and said there were morf> i,n~rtant matters on his mind. HI' thought better of th!' qurstion later and issued a stat<'­ment: "I believe that all "'"'' concerning consenting relations betwl'en adults in private are mishandled when they are dealt with adve,-cly in the ll'gal a rea . Questions of fair employment and other related matters should not be answered negatively for a man or woman just because his or her private life involves homosexuality. Present laws and attitudes are wrong. The law must change and social attitudes will change." On the other hand Nelson Rockefeller, who won the election, avoided an ... i.nche of telegrams sent to him by individual homosexuals and Gay lib groups_ John Lindsay was the first major American politician to recognize the political power-and the complaints­of the homo groups when. shortly after his first election as Mayor of New York, he met in Greenwich Village with leaders of the homophile movement. They told him in detail of police harassment of bars catering to deviates and of the technique of police en­trapment to perpetuate the office of the Vice Squad. Lindsay ordered the police department to "lay off" and as a result the situation has been vastly improved, if not perfect from the homophile point of view. Leaders of the homophiles. however, are the first to agree that brazen homosexuals who use tl)e new freedom to flaunt their sexual propensity on the streets and to solicit innocent ·pedestrians outside their Village haunts are not doing their cause much good. Said one leader, "Where we are making the greatest gains is in the religious •re• of society_ In some cities we h .. e made strides; in others not. For example one lead­ing church in New York permits us to hold dances once • week; another •lows us to utilize its facilities for dis­cussion groups.. Our objective ultimately is to h .. e homo­sexuals accepted on • fully active basis." In Los Angeles, a segregated church for homosexuals. seems to be the answer. The California city long has been death on homos and homo activity although its neighbor. Heverly Hills. probably houses more overt homosexuals than any community its size in the world. Formed by Reverend Troy D. Perry, who was thrown out ol the Church of God of Prophecy. a Pentacostalist group. the church has mushroomed from nine members to more than 400. An attendance on Sundays exceeds the number of members-a reversal of the usual pattern in established churches. A young swinger observed, "I came here for laughs. I wanted to see what the cruising was like. Instead I've found some good friends. When you are limited in your friendsh,ps to other homos picl<ed up at gay bars you're dealing exclusively with sex. In thi,, group - meet all sorts of people-men who've Re\'er been inside ~ gay bar_ But they've got plenty to offer intellectually. For me it's been• revelation.'' The ho,nc,sexual church is obviously the outgrowth of an increased questioning at,itude toward deviate sex­ual behavior. For generations it was condemned as a ma tier of course. Reflecting new attitudes is a group of religious men involved in the Council on Religion and the Homosexual. Inc., based in San Francisco. In one of their publications titled. "Churchmen Speak out on Homosexual Law Reform" one can find an interesting cross section of current opinion by the religious. The following is from the Most Reverend and Right Honorable Arthur M. Ramsay, the Archbishop of Cante­bury_ There is a sacred realm of privacy for every man and woman where he makes his choice and decisions, fash­ions his character and directs his desires, a realm of his own essential rights and liberties ... into which the law, generally speaking, must not intrude ... Even the wise and well-intentioned makers of law must shrink from in­vading with the weapons of criminal law this region of private rights and wrongs, moralities and immoralities, since it is so easy to interfere unwisely and to rob men of their proper freedoms of choice. Discrimination in employment is the factor most ag­gravating the homosexual and, of course, it begins with the disinclination of National, State and City governments to hire anyone with overt homosexual tendencies. Among those not so conspicuous homesexuals in government jobs, snooping is common practice, regard­less of the sensitivity of their positions. The State Depart­ment is notorious for this, and there are wholesale "cleanups" on a periodic basis. New York City is the first to take the offici.tl stand that• man or woman's private life is his own_ This, homophiles consider, is~ progressive step, even though they are aware that in jobs, without competitive Civil Service examinations, there may stiH be • reluctance to hire known homos. Sometime this year the Supreme Court may act in a Texas homosexual case which has already been decided in favor of the homophiles in Federal Court. 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QUEENS HAVEN Page 5 ~ ~ t BEEH-Wl:\E-SETUPS­P( )( >L-DA:\(]~G Kameny, his campaign workers, and military per• sonnel who have gone through earlier investigations and remained in the service, are counseling the women involved. The basic message is: "SAY NOTHING; SIGN NOTHING; GET COUNSEL; FIGHT .BACK." Kameny says that when service personnel follow this advice, "we almost always win our cases." 1840 WESTHEIMER ~ open 2pm to 2 am daily .~.... The women involved in the investigation are con• sidering a variety of measures to stop the "harrassment and persecution," including a counter suit against the 665 COLLEGE ST. - 866-9080· investigators .. nd their superiors for petty larceny and the bringing of injunctions against the Army. Drag Shows ~ Mon., Wed. Fri. & Sat. O BEAUMONT, TEXAS Kameny proposed four changes in military policy ...._ ____________________ _...towards homosexuals: "(1) Repeal of existing military AriH: You get out of life what you put into it. Be careful about being too pushy about putting it in. Before the 20th you show a high need for accomplishment and atten­tion. So get off your rea r and do something. Happy Birth­day! Taurus: This month you may find that person that you want to get into. If the feeling is mutual you have a good policies excluding homosexuals from service." Kameny haS: phrased this as "we don't dodge the draft, the draft dodges us." (2) Repeal of Article 125 (Sodomy) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice; (3) Equal freedom for homosexual and heterosexual servicemen in th~ conduct of their personal and sexual lives, without adverse action; (4) Upgrading to fully honorable of all less-than­fully- honorable discharges issued in the past three dec­ades because of homosexuality, with retroactive bene­fits." chance of having a fun month. Remember you can't al• Declaration ol War ways do what you want. Give a little. Winding up, Kameny said that " this speech may be Gemini: That old friend of yours may become more inter- taken as a declaration of war by us against our govern• esting. You two may find that you missed a lot when you ment-a war which will be waged until our government first met. Changes are just a part of life. Get into a friend comes to its senses on this question of homosexuality. and you'll enjoy it in the end. "We are organizing stepped-up resistance by the 528-8911 BEER BUST - SUNDAY 7 to 9 HOSTED by Shirley & Ray {of the Kim Gate) MANAGER - Joe Don ' ~· <ft I., (Kim Gate Club Membership Card - 1 Free Drink) Cancer: If you have got a lover you will find a strong homosexual minority the country over, against the in• drive to do things. Make sure it is mutually pleasing. You strumentation of these policies-resistance both by indi-1---------------------- need to stay with it if you want something bad enough viduals and by groups-resistance by former legal pro• Rev. David Wilkerson, you can get it. cess and resistance by demonstration and other methods. We will encourage test cases and create them by sending Teen Ch a 11 ehge Leo: You may find that a co-worker is interested in the people to apply for jobs, clearances, for entrance into same things you are-balling. Changes are the one sure military service, declaring their homosexuality' being thing if you find business affairs too much. Remain calm, refused, and then going to court. Founder: find a friend and get in bed. Business comes after plea- "There are more of us than there are Justice Depart• sure this month. ment lawyers to handle our cases; we will stop them and A BIB LE BANGING Virgo: Your talents are varied and you can be very re- the courts with the tide of our litigation. sourceful. If things are not doing as you want them to, "I predict that the heretofore unbroken silence on you might find that it's because your thing is not in the these matters on Capitol Hill will soon be broken by BOOB right place. Move. growing numbers of voices of members of Congress in Ubra: Don't hold back your worth a lot more than you our favor." Wilkerson's 25 flawless ways for spotting a homo• have been getting lately. If others understand what you Following the speech, Kameny, his staff, and a size- sexual are good indicators of his mental level. Space pro­want, you may be able to get it in the end or wherever. able group of radio, television, and newspaper reporters hibits mentioning all 25 characteristics, but it isn't neces­moved to the offices of the Secretary of the Army, Stanley sary anyway. Wilkerson says that almost al/ homosexuals Scorpio: You may find a great deal of success by changing Resor, where Kameny planned to demand that the inves- exhibit al/ of these 25 traits. Here are just a few: your approach and being flexible when it's necessary. tigations at Fort Myer be halted immediately. The secre• 1. Broad, swaying hips Associating with co-workers can be lots of fun especially tary was out of the office and at the Capitol. 2. Delicate physique if they are cute. Resor's military assistant, Lt. Col. Charles Bagnal, 3. Hustling around, striking unusual poses Sagiturius: You may find yourself attracted to young told Kameny that if he left his name, address, and tele- 5. A tripping gait people. If what you .,.}doing is not satisfying try some• phone number, he would be gotten in touch with. Ka- 6. Getting excited over bright colors thing else. A LEO wants to ball with you but usually that's meny said later that he would give Resor's office two Remember now that homosex'\Jals are supposed to alla Leo wants. Be careful. days to reply and then would, as a local political candi· show, according to Mr. Wilkerson, not just one, but date, insist on an interview. nearly all of his listed traits. Stop and think for a momenl. Capricom: New developments will help you find th•t In other developments in the campaign, Kameny Can you imagine what it would be like to see such a person you are hot for in bed. Don't hesitate to jump in made a "personal appearance walk" in exclusive George- creature coming down the street with broad swaying and do it. You might need to improve your environment town that was witnessed by at least one senator, has hips, fluttering eyelids, a del icate physique, tripping -this can be done by adding the right person with the received continuing good coverage in the newspapers gait. swaggering shoulders, striking unusual posesl Wow! right tools. and on radio and TV, and makes at least five appearances What a gas! His hips would be swaying while his shoul• Aqw,rius: Your ties and affection with people may lead a week at local civic association meetings and other ders swagered, and he'd trip along fluttering his eyelids! you down a better path. Be decisive and show peoplt- public gatherings. Better than a circus! what you can do. You all could enjoy it!! But it doesn't really surprise us that Mr. David Wil-kerson is a sexual barbarian. The holy book he reads. the Pisces: You may find yourself mixing business and per• .--------------------------------------------­sonal pleasures. Remember you can '1 do business in bed. You r)('<'d to improve your financial outlook. 8<' carrful that rou don't put too much emph,1sis on social activitir,. GAY FO R - from po9e 2 latest Witch-Hunt He mentioned the latest of the military "witch­hunts," which began only five days before his speech. Male members of the Fort Myer, Ya., Criminal lnvesti­! W~.E>i\'i)jo!I.JCID}werd:lhtough:the.Wop,en's·Army· Corps (WAC) headquarters on the Arrpy post and ron-. Advance congratulations and best wishes to the HI KAMP and welcome to Houston! We know the gay community will enjoy this new addition to our club scene ·The Chib ·Romul11s &···The· Tattooed Lady Page 6 Bible, is anti-sexual from start to finish. Its first curse is a sexual one, leveled at poor Eve for the "crime" of curi­osity (can you hear us Eve? We'd have tasted the apple too!).Dig: I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception. In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children. And thy desire shall be to thy husband. And he shall rule over thee. Adam and Eve were ashamed of their nakedness, and they hid themselves. Modern theologians (who are always trying to pour old wine into new bottles) try 10 avoid the element of sex, stressing instead that our "original parents" merely disobeyed. No matter what the theologians say, however, the 5ommon religious freak has always understood Eve's punishment as a sexual one. What the Adam and Eve story means to the man of the street is this: Woman represents a temptation, and for accepting her suggestions, man has become a "sinner," a pe,son deserving of punishment and needing repent· ence. Not too many people know that clergymen by the thousands fought the introduction of drugs which eased the pain of childbearing for women. "It was part of Eve's curse," they claimed, "to bear children in pain." Mustn't mess up Jehovah's cruel curses! If you think the Old Testament is bad, and that it treats sex in a harsh, gloomy fashion, try this sample from the jerked-off Epistles of St. Paul (a madman if there ever was one( in the New Testament: I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain (that is, if they get too horny), let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. We mustn't blame David Wilkerson and his cohorts too much for attitudes they've picked up from their holy book. They are merely believers, not seekers. They are dogmatists, not free thinkers. The " cure" for homosexu­ality recommended by Wilkerson is a chilling example of ignorant zeal on the rampage. You must learn to look into a mirror and honestly say, 'My body, my flesh, is worthless, wormeaten, and full of decay and death,' Cultivate a shame for your naked­ness. You must learn to hate, despise, crucify and mortify ~esh. Don't be surprised by such attitudes. They are the natural production of a creedal mind. Not very long ago we got pissed t ' f after months of bell-ringing at all hours of the morning by the thoughtless church next door. WE telephoned and suggested in a kindly way that ii wasn't althogether "Christian" to ring bells so long early in the morning, disturbing the sleep of people who work hard during the week. "Do you believe in God?" asked the clergyman. "We're talking about consideration for others and about bells, not God," we replied. But he continued bull-headedly: "Do you believe in God? Because if you don't, you have no right to be in this world." That was where the matter stood as far as he was concerned. His attitude, shared by many thousands of clergymen, helped us to decide where we stam •. Houston GLF It will be singing' and laughin' time while cuttin' sugar cane far Castro when some of the local GLF comrades go to Cuba soon. They wi II join a number of similar retordotes, romantics and otherwise ded­icated folk in helping to bail out the Cubans' dis­isastrous\ y planned economy. ~~\RANCH HOUSE 5607 MORNINGSIDE {in the Village) Lots of good old revolutionary companionship, theory and procti se, with some po ss 1ble side trips into East Germany, and then back to the bod old USA to aid in The Revolution. Right on! And just never-you-mind about all those vicious anti-homo­sexual decrees issued by Fidel (rumoured to be the biggest closet queen in Latin America, among other things). They're just meant to toke gays out of the :ubon academic and theatre communities - - gays in Cuba ore considered by the Socialist State to be vile, sick sub-humans who dare to deviate from Socialist Morality. Apparently gays from the USA con pick sugar cone for El Liberodor, but leave your sex life bock in the decadent, Capitalist USA. You con get your kicks dawn in the Workers Parodi se from suckin' sugar cone and stuffin' bombs. 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Hundreds of Albany residents lined the hall-mile march route to watch the marchers move down the sidewalks or..,•in-orm, well organized by their marshals, disciplined and angry, chanting: "Two! Four! Six! Eight! Goy is just os good as straight!" There was some, but not much, open hostility - glares and a few epithets. "Three! Five! Seven! Nine! Lesbiuns are mighty fine!" Most onlookers seemed to express a mixture of awe and embarrass­ment, laughing and grinning nervously. Many people expressed their sympathy with the marchers, flashing V signs and clenched fists as TAL-BAD they passed. Such signs af solidarity come primorly from the young ,but not exclusively - one very aid 1126 Aut,ey - #J man stood in a worn, brown overcoat and battered Houston, T exos 77006 ..__ ____________________ hat near the rally site, raising and lowering his Gays march for sex law reform clenched fist ta each passing contingent, repeating, "I'm with you. Too old to march but I'm for you!" The demonstrators were spirited and colorful, trans­vestites in bri Iii ant costume making up a welcome port of the march tog ether with every other sector of the gay community. About one-third were women, and there was a significant number of Blacks and Puerto Ricans. Troy Perry addressed himself to this unity. "Some Page 7 HADRIANS ,9'v o: ~~I; 0 , 0 z ~o / . ~ w ~ 0 . • (HWY 9 1 LEOP ARO INT E RN A TIONAL AI RPOR T A G N ES I HWY. ◄◄) 0 6000 Agnes (Hwy 44) I Phone-884-0058 I Corpus Christi, Tex. Albany, New York - Shouted chants of "Justice! Ju st ice!" echoed off the wal Is of the state cap ital here Morch 14 as more than 1,500 gay men and women surged into a throng around the steps for the rol ly culminating the Stole Morch of the Gay Unveiling. people soy this movement is ruining the homosexual's L----------L----------­imoge. Well, I'm here to tell you we don't have an image. The straights don't see 'good' homosexuals and 1bod' homosexuals. To them, we're all queers,'' Perry told the rally. But we are learning that we don't have to live to please straights. Perry continu­ed, "because gay is proud and there's nothing we can't do when we're united!" Kate Millett, author of Sexual Politics and feminist leader, told the rally, "To hear that chant far justice going up against all these crazy buildings - I used to hear it as o little voice deep in my guts far years and years - and it feels so good to say it out loud!" The crowd responded, "Justice! Justice" with clenched fists stabbing the air each time the shout went up. A spirit of militant unity among all sectors of the gay community dominated the entire weekend. Friday evening, March 12, Gay People at Columbia Univers­ity hosted a Festival of Goy Unity in preparation for the march on Sunday. About 300 people attended the Friday rally to hear speeches from different gay groups in New Yark City, see films of the July 4th 1966, homosexual picketing in Philadelphia sponsored by the Mattoch­ine Society and Daughters of Bilitis, and of the June, Ernie Reaugh of the Tri-Cities GLF, who chaired the rally, read the demands: 1) Repeal of the laws against sodomy, 2) enactment of a fair housing low for gays, 3) enactment of a fair employment low for gays, 4) repeal of the solicitation lows, 5) _repeal of the solicitation laws, 5) repeal of the loitering laws, and 6) repeal of the impersonation laws. "We're not asking," Owles told the rally, "We're here demanding our rights!" The demonstration was about more than the New York lows, he continued, "and no one should think this will be the lost time we march. We wil I do it again and again and again. And each time there wil I be more of us, and we're going to do whatever is necessary against this rotten society - unti I we get our rights!" 1970 Christopher Street march of between 5,000 and---------------------- 10,000 in New York City. Moster of ceremonies Morty Robinson, Goy Activist Alliance (GAA), urged everyone lo participate in the march and in the gay I iberotion contingent of the April 24 antiwar march, colling attention to the Student Mobilization Committee Gay Task Force table in the rear of the hall. Other speakers included GAA president Jim Owles, Rev. Troy Perry of the 1000 EMBOSSED BUSINESS CARDS 4615 Mt. Vernon $8.00 524-5612 Metropolitan Community Church in Los Angeles, ,======================, Morty Monford of Goy People, Math Rockhill of GAA, Pete Fisher, Bob Land of the New York City Goy Liberation Front (GLF), Fronk Clark of Fronk Kameny's campaign staff (Komeny is the gay libera­tion candidate far nonvoting congressional delegate in D. C.), and Breck Ardery of GAA. The main group organizing transportation from New York City for the march was GAA, which chartered four buses in addition to organizing car pools. But the demonstration, initiated by the Goy L iberalion Front of the Tri-Cities in Albany, hod the support of vir tuolly every gay I iberotion group in the stole. The Tri-C,ties GLF hosted a dance on Saturday night before the march which was attended by ~ people. The dance was interrupted for a brief meet-c/ 011seo11t sale 1000 Gay Magazines & Paperbacks 20% to 50% Off TEX-NEWS 804 Elgin ing lo discuss the city's refusal to issue a permit to .._ 528-8280 ______________ , t Legislation repeal sought in Minnesota St. Paul, Minn. - Gay Liberationists hove begun quiet negotiations with state legislators to seek repeal of the Minnesota sodomy law. In its place, leaders of FREE: Gay L iberation of Minnesota propose adoption of the American Low Institute' s Model Penal Code, which permits any sexual activity between consenting adults. TheMinnesola Legislature adopted a un iform criminal criminal code in 1963, but removed sex; law changes from it ofter protests were raised at the lost minute. In 1967, fellatio and anal intercourse were removed from the felony class and mode gross misdemeanors, with mo xi mum penalties of $1000 fines and a year in prison. That bill passed despite the ob jections of then-Stole Sen. Dono Id 0. Wright, 78, Minneopol is, who said, "I don't think that's something that even a husband and wife should do." Wright was defeated for re-election lost November by a young lawyer in a di strict which includes the Loring Park and Lowry Hill neighborhoods, which have heavy gay populations. Supporters of sodomy repeal hope a 1971 b i 11 con be introduced quietly ond shepherded through both houses with minimum debate, under the prestige of the Law Institute' s label. With 202 legislators in 60th houses, an observer conjectured that as many as eight salons cou ld be expected by law of a verages, to be exclusively gay, and another 12 gay but not without some heterosexual interest. The lost publicly ident ified gay legislator in Min­nesota was Stole Sen. Richard Ferrario af Duluth, a junior high school teacher who re s igned in 1964 ofter pleading guilty to perfo•ming sodomy on a 16- year-old Superior, Wis., boy. That case dropped from pub I ic attention when Fer­rario, then 33, was announced to hove entered a mental inst itut ion. At the time, he hod a wife and four chi I dren . l. ----------------- - ---------------- --------------------' , .... more than a club . . 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Thru clairvoyance your inner mind is enabled to visualise existing scenes without the direct aid of your outer senses. without the direct aid of your outer senses. By its aid, you can attune your inner senses to the vital stream of cosmic consciousness, expanding that abi lity as you proceed. This develops within you the all-important self-detachment from worldy problems, giving you the needed confidence to fix upon outward objectives and their achievement. The development of this clairvoyant faculty is vital to your metaphy­sical work and the development of serious occult powers. First, you must learn how to use concentration. Con• centration means to focus or direct all attention upon o single objective, which in turn requires effort of on intisensive sort. Even when things ore drawn together in a comn on centre, that same in­tensive action is present, and more so than when directed outward. Therefore, such concentration effort will defeat the operation of the inner psychic mind, which must be effortless. The secret of inward concentration is to withdraw your inner senses from your outer, gradually and easily, so they seem to dwell in o world of their own. Some people term this, "making your mind a blank," but this does not fully apply, for it requires effort • • and sometimes quite o lot - . merely to dismiss stray thoughts from the mind. However, the blanking process con be helpful, for it is much like going around o house turning out lights one by one, instead of pulling one master switch. The process mu st be completed, however, be fore you turn on the nlnner Light" otherwise you may mistake the last few glimmers from your outer senses as the inward glow that you are seeking. Such on error may cause you to backtrack to the physical concepts or surroundings from which you started, which means that you wil l hove lo start the withdrawal again. Usually, however, you will recognise this during the progress of your withdrawal ond con holt your outward trend. Each new adventure inword will bring you closer to your ultimate goal. That goal is the elimination of oll conscious thought, which represents concentration of the physical senses. With that accomplished, you will be con­centrating with your inner, psychic senses alone. Any concept that you form will come from the inner mind and con be interpreted accordingly. How can you tel I when you have acquired this psychic mood? That will vary with different persons. often to such o wide degree that it would require a chopter to list individual reports. Some moy see what seems to be a mental blackboard or screen, upon which images moy appear; but this is often deceptive or inadequate, as it may merely represent a transition from one latent memory to another. A stronger sensation is that of o great void; once it seems to engulf you, your inner senses ore ready to toke lull control. Or your thoughts may just seem idle, then suddenly picking up as ii toking the rood lo another reol m. TO DEV ELOPE YOUR CLAIRVOYANT FACULTIES. To turn fleeting thoughts into psychic impressions, useful to you, is much tike balancing a coin on its edge: ii set just right ,it remains upright; ii not, it falls. You must hove the knack, the obi I ity to do it. Hence, many people seldom have clairvoyant flashes, or ii they do, they foil to recognise them for what they ore. Since the purpose is to gain and maintain o receptive mood, it is therefore best to proceed carefully and slowly, like making o delicate balance. Your first procedure, the gradual withdrowal of your inner senses, hos already been mentioned. That might be similar to setting the coin on edge. Now, you let your inner senses form impressions; this would be like removing your hond from the coin and letting it stand balanced. These can be composite impressions: latent memories, figments of your imoginotion, flights of fancy, hidden secrets, for­off places - - all are helpful and allowable, provided they form o progressive chain of events, leading from the known into the unknown and bringing back strong­er or well -fixed images from the unknown. When using the "blockboord" method to induce o receptive mood toward inner visulisotion, you must stimulate your memory and imagination to open a truly clairvoyant visto. Any shapes or splotches appearing on that mental blackboard moy help you, much like driving a car round on unfamiliar neighbor­hood seeking o way out. Once clear of that mental maze, your inner senses can take over, gathering impressions from for off. You may still have to shake off wayward thoughts or images cropping up from time to time from your outer senses. Sometimes, however, you may guide your inner senses into fam i I iar channels so that they become sychronised. Here, your clairvoyant faculty may meet some long-standing problem by producing on answer that would not have occurred to you before. Once you develop your inward visulisation, ex­perience will tell you which paths to reject ond which to cultivate. Each new excusion of the inner mind brings more certainty regarding the next, particularly when gathered impressions prove true. With the "deep void" method, your inner visulialisotion be­comes stronger. It is like spreading o curtain to view scenes that take on a three-dimensional effect. You moy start with outer pictures formed from memory or imagination, forcing t~1em forward and outwad; then, as they ore exhausted, your inner senses draw in new images to supplant them. This process moy be compared to priming o pump in order lo start a steady flow. The deep void becomes a vacuum, bringing you an influx of new and sign­ificant ideas. Sometimes these may seem to form in the bock of your head, rather than being projected forwcrd, indicating that o transition from outer to inner mind is under way. Once inner impressions toke over, give them full sway, since to superimpose anything on them would overbalance them. Try to ovoid forcing other images on your inner impressions. Wait for the inner impression to develop something entirely on its own. RELAXATION IS VITAL. Since calm reception is vital to clairvoyance, it automatically requires re­laxation, otherwise you will find that inner impress­ions simply won't develop for you. Any straining may lead to exhaustion, which in turn produces re­laxation, but of a recuperative sort, so that any impressions may prove feeble or otherwise un­soti sfoctory. To counteract this, it is best to relax at the very start of your endeavour. That will enable you to gather confidence in the impressions you recei ve. 24 HOUR SERVICE ~ '-- Houston _..1 Angleton 482-2200 (if in Galveston - call collect/ 849-4357 EMET NEWTON DAVID LEE As to the impressions you will receive, I have already emphasised that clairvoyant really means "clear sensing." Your inner visulolisation enables you to gain impressions without the aid of the outer senses. This is done through imagery, or the creation of mentol imoges, with memory as an adjunct, until it reaches positive clarity, with the sharpness of an actual physical perception. Often this will be pictur• ed visually, as mentioned previously, which is why many people regard clairvoyance as a form of inner s ight. But there ore times when the inner impression is auditory, stimulating the outer sense of hearing rather than sight. In such cases, it is technically termed clairaudience. Indeed, some persons who have reached a high slate of psychic development have claimed that they frequently hear voices, often of a guiding noture, without the accompaniment of on inner vision. Similarly, the senses of taste, touch or smell may be almost exclusively involved as inward impressions, though no special terms are ordinarily used to distinguish them. Collectively, they are all clair• voyonce, and so your inner impressions may consist of any or all of them. Their significance depends on whether they develop ..into positive concepts of actual persons, places, things or events which can b,- iJentified and corroborated. ******** For those of you wishing to stabalise your aura prior to any work in metaphysical areas, making the Qabalistic Cross symbol should always be part of your work, beginning and finish. Here is the formula: Facing East, using your right-hand index and middle fingers, touch your forehead, saying, IN THY HANDS; touching the solar plexus, say, IS THE KINGDOM; touching the right shoulder, say, AND THE POWER; touching the left shoulder, say, AND THE GLORY; clasping hands before you, saying, FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN. While making the sign of the Qabalis­tic Cross, visulaise the brilliant white light descend­ing thru the crown of your head down to the feet and beyond, and then a cross shah of light extending from shoulder to shoulder, towards the horizons. PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS --------··---------·-·-----------~ announcing: oO THE CIIT'S PIIW 80 --- Jtixed --- 2421 Inwood Road 352-0286 Dallas LETTER TO RR Dear former customer, Not having an address did not know where to reach The Red Room 612 Hadley Houston, Texas Morch 17, you but om answering your letter in the HUNT/US in hopes you will see it. Manager, Why ore you carelessly letting your customers drift off to better managed bors and clubs? Until a few weeks ago you hod o nice atmosphere, good lighting and a place condusive to enjoying being in with your friends. Now the service is very poor, the place is dirty, ash troys always full and the lighting 1s enough to make you want to leave before you ever order o drink. The green glaring I ight by the stairs should have o cover over it so as not to turn everyone into zombies. The wall candelabra that is now turned on full force gives the place o dreary, barn like atmosphere. And what hos happened to the red candles? If you don't think this Is hurting your business, then check your receipts for the past few weeks. I speak for o great number of my friends who ore fond of the place, but hove now started going to the Galleon, Mary's, Tattooed Lady etc. Your juke box needed o change of records months ago also. Shope up and maybe we wi 11 come back some day. A former customer Your criticism of the RED ROOM has been evaluated as constructive. You, the customers are the only ones that can give the owners and operators of the Gay business help such as your letter so that we may serve you. I am very appreciative of this intrest you have shown and om inviting you and your friends to drop in and note the many changes brought about at your suggest­ions, personnel, service, lighting, juke box etc. Thanks, "Big George" (owner) DIXIE DISTRIBUTING COMPANY DIXIE DISTRIBUTI~G (~O"IPANY Ken Paul hos just recently been made manager of the popular Red Room Lounge. He hos established a new policy for the lounge and has announced that beginning April 4th, female imper/onotors will be performing each Sunday from 3 to 6 and Wednesdays JUKE BOXES, POOL TABLES from 6 to 12. Opening time will be at 1 pm on Sunday. I BINKS WOMBLE JA,:iso ■ 2-71S6 AMUSE,\-\ENT GAMES 4320 WEST PARK DRIVE Ho,sfQ■, Texas 77027 Congratulations to Ken Poul. 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TAL-BAD 1126 Auhey - μ3 Houston, Texas 77006 ,__ _________________________________ ...l._ __________ - -------~ - ~-----------·····----------- -- - --·· ····--- --·-- -----···-···· ··------------- Page 11 "THI 1ous1· 4621 Ross Avenue - Dallas Complete with live entertainment every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights with: * "Mr. Tessie" - Singing Live * "Mr. Gredde" - Lady of Soul * "Mr. Lou" - Lady of Laughs 824-9032 f * "The Supremes" - Featured Attraction • plus Weekly Guest • SHOW PRICE- ~ GUEST - $1.00 ♦ Members - 75q: '\ t ' 1 • Sandwiches served hot I d • -dn r Mixed Drinks +HA PPY HOUR f: to 8 nightly ' Buy one drink - get another for 54 DRAFT BEER - 254 during "SHOW TIME" J 1 ~ TWO DANCE FLOORS~ with a live /Jand ~ WE OFFER: ~un g-Relaxation B'M ixed drinks B'Entertainment ! ' f • • and 0'Membership ~ $2.00 fpr per month l ' • - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - . -· -- - - - - - - - - -, ONE FREE DRINK ONE FREE DRINK •1 :,.:: I im ~~ ~· C I ;:J W I m COUPON ~ : ~ AT THE HOUSE : l z z ~ ~ 0 rcz:- O NE FREE DRIHK ONE FREE DRINK I f ._ -.- ------------- --------------------_. __. j l ' Open daily fro~ 4 p.m. - 2. a.m. 1 + After Hours Fri. & Sat. 2 a.m. - 4 a.m. with live band ~ ~ f / I 6:00 p.m. EASTER HAT PARADE - RON SUES - Dallas , ROSSUE's EASTER " BU 'NY" to be named from voting being held at the bar nou . Contest­ants are the " fcllou s" uhom you hat'C seen in our Sunday shou•s Special shou to follou at l'l:00 p.m and 1 J:00 p.m. Ron llemby Congratulations and best wishes to the ARMADILLO CLUB and welcome to Houston! We know the gay community will enjoy this new addition to our club scene The Club Romulus & The Tattooed Lady MR. TERRY .. Miss Dallas" The Barbra Striesand of Review THE SHOW GIRLS LESS OHE RON SUE'S Everyone's Fun House "MR. DOHHA" "Diana Ross of Review•• BEER - WINE - SET-UPS "MR. FERTILIZER" Mother of all Drag of Dallas RONNIE SUE 3236 McKinney - DAUAS Page 13 MR. DELLA "Carol Channing of Review" 'age 14 · MARY'S BIIR - - Cfllifornifl flfmosp/Jere - - Bikini clfld Go Go Boys & Wfliters f eflturing ''the Gfly /Jeer'' HIIMM'S 102'.2 W esthe 1mer at Waugh 528-8851 Houston EDITORIAL fhe Texas Legislature is currently studying a ,roposed new Penal Code for the Stole, and the ,ubl ic are called upon to express their opinions on he first significant change in Texas penal law in 115 years. The NUNTIUS hopes the public will ake advantage of the opportunity and do so, es­, eci ally with reference to the proposed Code's ;ection dealing with consensual sexual relations ,etween adults. )verall, we think the proposed new Penal Code is a l iant step ahead in comparison with the present system. But The NUNTIUS is alarmed at the pre­> osterously thoughtless attitude taken by the sub­: ommittee involved in drafting the new Code towards sexual relations of a homosexual nature between :onsenting adults_ The new Code, would in effect, toke the State and •ts officers out of the business of monitering the sexual preferences and activities of adults in ,rivote - - but only if they conform to the biases of he heterosexual majority! Homosexual behaviour is to be considered illegal and punishable by law. This is blatant discrimination against a substantial ninority of Texons1 and a defiance of reason in ,;hat frequently is hailed as a more enlightened era. 1'nd it is cruelly stupid. the DISCUS 2900 McKINNEY Dallas, Texas 823-0207 OPEN : DALLAS' Newest FUN BAR Where There Is Always Something for EVERYONE * for our GIGANTIC MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. SATURDAY - SUNDAY - 12:00 noon - 2:00 a.m. We submit that the sexual acti vities of consenting adults of any sexual orientation is not the proper concern of the State. And we submit that honest elected officials in the Texas Legislature know this to be true. The prejudices of the Legi s lators con­cerning sexual preferences should not, in the light of recent social development, be en shrined into a nonenforceable law, making criminals all over again of thousands of taxpaying, voting citizens, solely because of their natural sexual needs_ The NUNTIUS hopes further that all those people in our society who have so often in the past, and frequently with such vigour, sought ta change unjust laws and conditions wil I now address thems elve ta this most personal, most vital matter. Write to your Legislators, demanding that they erase from the proposed Penal Code the unjust sections which make criminals of anyone engaging in homosexual activities with a consenting adult. And you might begin with the Hon_ James E. Nugent, Chairman of the Subcommittee of the House Jurisprudence Com­mitllee that is studying the proposed code. Then write to Senator James S- Bates, Chairman of the Senate Jurisprudence Committee. Both these gentle­man are currently surprised at the lack of any real interest in the new proposed Code_ Surprise them! and quickly! beauty, sophist icated charm and social awareness, and with on instinct for the devious. Bravo, dear_ THAT DEAR OLD BOY from El Campo, the French Riviera and the McGregor area with occasional stops in Acapulco has opened a re staurant in the Tatooed Lady Club, and that' s a good thing, see? He' s a marvellous chef, really, and his food has always been superb_ Unfortunately, the dear young things working in the Tatooed Lody as waiters are NOT exactly dedicated to serving the public, and the food is sometimes late in arriving from the kitchen to the table_ Comes from hiring ladies, we suppose _ . . _ : • WrllLE AT THE Tatoaed Lady recent ly, luv, we were entertained by one of the more incredible sights of the season, that of the Dowager Duchess being carried out, feet first, through the door to her car_ Yes, luv, tootsies first! Seems the dear thing had a FEW too many that memorable evening and weren't we oil glad some friends we,e available to be of assi stance? Of course we were, AND WHAT, PRAY, has happened to that dear, dear Terry who did such a remarkable job of managing both the T atoaed Lady and The Romulus Clubs until recently? - could it be a promotion to general manager - if not - what is Jim Wilksberger doing in authority at the Romulus? THAT DEAR OLD LUY, Lynn of Mosonstrosse, was ~ recently at the Sunday afternoon drink-in at The -? . , Round Table, and looked wonderfolly _ well, really r,v: he did. It was so amusong hearing h, s comments \,;-, about a former tenant of his, known far his spurious h..•=»-"'lrllllUIH social status and less than solid financi_al position_ • This former tenant hod the ODDEST ideas about Browne Breckenridge Gay Society Scene rent payments, borrowing money and the like, luv, and it was NO surprise when he deported the premises, actually. Lynn is a dear, really~ and we always wondered just why he put up with this situation for so long_ So fascinating. IT WAS JUST ABOUT the most serious shock of their lives when some of the local A-Groupies dis-covered one of their alumna was back, after a lengthy stay as the guest of Mrs. Nixon (and prior to that, of Mrs. Johnson) at several of the country's fi nishing schools_ Yes, Luv, Pally WAS really back, and you know all her old friends were just agog about it_ Why, we heard several telephones were temporarily disconnected for the occasion! Polly's in the travel agency business or something, and Why Not? One must remember haw much Polly travell­ed before her close association with Federal and State officialdom . Just ask any of the Mason St. Matrons, luv: THEY know! And tell - - - - WHB-1 MILLIE HURLEY decided that Collier's THAT DEAR TV STAR, Joame King, Houston's answer to Roz Russell in "Mrs_ Polifox, Spy," has been recently publicised as on important figure in the re cent attempt to get Texas soldiers released by the North Vietnamese. The dear girl, such a dear, helped arrange the groundwork for Mayor Louie Welch extracurricular activities were just a bit TOO much, and others to take petitions to Paris. It seems much she took it all to Court, luv, and didn't it sur­of the secret undercover work was done in her River- prise us all! Imagine, dears, how di soppointing it crest palace, described by that expert an architecture all is, really, and how much it is going to cost! We Maxine Messenger as a "swonkiendo" and which is remenber those dear old cloys when Collier hired an adequate recreation al the Moscow Subway, on that PR agency here ta Do The Right Things and aid English pub and Versailles. Well. luv, it didn't how he ond Millie !,\ode It Sig in local Society. Ah, come as any great surprise 10 us, for we• ve o I ways well , these straight unions ore, just so unstable, known dear Joanne to be a woman al - d-bl actuoUy, and it is such o pity, no_ tncre ~ ~rn ,nl _ Page 15 AND ISN'T IT JUST A thrill to see al I those attrac­tive young men who come and go with such frequency al the toney flat of Baroness de Portacana out in Post Oak environs? Certainly it is, if you're alive and can appreciate the sight of a beautiful young man! Not la mention those really exquisite young women It's all so confusing, really it is, but such fun! But such a PRIVATE little group, actually. Eat your heart out, Maxine ..... MINI PIHi THEATRE 2907 Main St. 52 8 -5881 HOUSTON'S ONLY GAY THEATRE THE RED LION'S owners, George and Marjorie Crowder, so well-known in Houston and elsewhere, celebrated their whatever anniversary not too long back. Isn't THAT something? Naturally, they wanted ta be with each other for the occasion, according to another column, but Fate had it otherwise La. It's so exciting when you realise they must be Houston's most prominent ex-bartender and woitres sl Remember Mad Tony's .•. ? Of course you do! BE STILL MY HEART! Randy Agnew says he's NOT that way and that's the end of it. And that cartoon about him and J. Edgar Hoover in the National Lampoon was in Bad Taste and we all know it. Besides, J. Edgar is MUCH too old for frolicking al fresco, actually, and just because he's still a bachelor means NOTHING, luv. After al I, Oscar Wi Ide was married ..... RANDY AGNEW IS SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL! And we don't care what they THEY say! WASN'T IT JUST grand, that party out Memorial way with Rock Hudson and all? Such an intimate, in­teresting gathering and not ONE newshen in sight! Except us, that is. But we won't tell you a thing more! Couldn't! THAT DEAR THING, socially prominent in Corpus Christi, New Orleans and Houston, and such an important contributor to the advance of plastic surgery, was seen the other afternoon scooting off into the afternoon with a charming young thing from the Round Table, whi I st the gallery watched with mixed emotions. And we're glad, too, because every­one has a right lo happiness, see? But is polyandry fashionable now? We ask you! ONE OF THE HIGH moments at any party these days - - or nights • - is sight of that dear old sweetums, Harris Masterson, all tricked out in his simply fabulous costumes or whatever they are. So colourful, so avant grade and so expensive! It just livens the The Mini Park Theatre is negotiating with several leading California pro• ducers ta bring you the finest quality ALL-MALE films. A suggestion book has been added to our lobby for your use in suggesting films that you want to see. Please take advantage of this book and help us bring to Houston the films of your choice. Came and view the most exciting in GAY FEATURETTS. Nothing is left to the imagination - so find out what its all about. Coming Soon April 14-20 sorta, luv. It would be such a shame, actually, far this opportunity to pass to make so MUCH of the Legislaturs' activities legal, now wouldn't it? Of course. SO TRAGIC, LUV, about all those local persons who have been arrested ond charged with The Crime That Dares Not Speak Its Name. And in all those public places, too! It's SO embarrassing, actually, to get caught in one of those public comfort stations by someone with a badge! And just THINK of all the publicity about ii eventually! Really, luv, it ' s all one can do to keep her guest-list up-to-date as it is, without some people doing the most TACKY things. And believe me, sweets, it WILL be in just ALL the papers eventually. Every lurid detail ... Ugly, ugly! "RINNY, INSPIRED­EXTRAORDINARY 111 their A,::-.. tlc City or G•11•t­ln thel• :-~•••t HIiis or dreg-th••• ge11t1eme11 In br ■ s, dl ■ pll ■ nou• gowns, llpstlck, h ■lr­rells ■11d huffs-di•• cussing their husb■ 11ds In the mllltari, 111 J■pa11, or describing their OWII problem• wltll th• draft-on■ grows fond of ■II of them." -Renata Adler, N. Y. Times the ueen An Evergreen f,lm Presented byG,o-..e Press CoJo, THEATRE held al the U of Houston were seen having a splendid time at both some clever private parties and al some of our more interesting watering holes. One in particular, that fascinating historian who was so chummy with JFK & Co. during the days of Camelot, and who hasn't gone a step past those holcyon days and won't, was just too, too token with it all, actually, although his opinion of dear, dear Houston is just about the some as it was before he come~ To Town, that is, you nasty thing! WHERE IS MEL VIN? Just everyone wanted to know when dear Candy popped into the Palace the other evening for a nippie-poo with o dorl ing young pro­toge or son or something. She's such a beautiful thing, really, and so was he! Every frump in Texas place the moment Harris walks in, rea:ly it does, and SOME OF THE NOTABLES in town recently for one feels threatened by her, and we're glad! we're just thrilled to know al least ONE man is of the most interesting, if pretentious, conferences AND SPEAKING OF the Palace, puss, it's just all brave enough lo wear all those darling things right the thing nowadays wondering just who is this Mr. out in public. It's about time, luv, and you know it! ,--------- ----------• Bleike who has bought our favourite poshery! Of THAT DEAR BOY from Argentina, Fernando Segura, ·r }■IE even more interest lo many, many people is just what along with Joanne Winston, who are billed as "social all this means with reference lo some of the most .. b h I f f h .. o 1 ~ 'r ,. ~ U a ites y anot er co umn, unusual cheques ever presented for collection by the 0 ten, gove one O t e r' . - -· ,_ -· r MOST fascinating parties at his lovely townhouse former owner, and currently held by some of the most (where some really CLEVER parties have been 5201 BAYARD impressive people hereabouts. We're sure it will all given, luv, and not ALL of them shared with YOU) (off Montrose & Bissonette) wook out for the best, of course. Don't you just with quite 0 mixed bog of people: just all sorts, see, know it ... And those rumours about The Palace of EVERY persuasion and that's FUN when you're Club going straight in the near future: aren't they really with-it. One .of the big experiences of the PRIVATE CLUB & RESTAURANT INTERESTING! We knew you'd just LOVE to hear evening was when the dear old telly star (ex), Chris Steaks and Lobster Tails 10 hear it, luv. Chandler did a belly dance to the music of the gypsy musicians, and just EVERYONE, including John Callas said he was a wonderful belly dancer. For one career into another, luv: so frequently the case with the Beautiful P's. IT'S JUST A SHAME THE WAY things are going up Austin way just now, what with all that tacky business about stock manipulations and the some­what less than permanent moral mood sweeping the Legislature, ducks. Why, it is just a PANIC lo heor I some of the best-suspected closet-queens up there espousing all manner of mediaeval nonsense about the newly proposed Texas penal code reforms: and we DO mean those sections dealing with sexual acts between consenting adults, luv. Well, we understand that they DO have PROBLEMS, really we do, es­pecially with all the Bible-bangers banging away HOURS: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. SUNDAYS: 2 p.m. to 7 a.m. DRINKS ½ PRICE 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with different food special each Sunc.ay $1.50 plate Thursdays - Shrimp Boil - $I.SO plate full DANCING - POOL GAME ROOM - CARDS PING PONG Your Hosts - KAYE & AMY at them, poor dears; but we DO hope they'll at least .... 8 a.. ,.. quietly Come To Their Senses and he I p toss out t he '.•-i.. _I,.}I !~♦ ... .-, .-, _I, .} _'-•.iI. AREN'T THOSE JUST the cutest houses all done up so cleverly over on Vassar? Of course they ore, and so are the owners, luv. And we just knew you'd want lo know, and now you do. Live with it. AND THAT ODD element on Westheimer who have introduced nudie shows have finally been matched, in a way, by the new Mary's Lounge, luv, and it's about time, loo. And won't it be just ducky, really, when one of those mental mosterbators wander dawn from the girlie joints and fall into Mary's - - or the darling Entree, for that matter! - - and get a sight of the strip shows going on for the OTHER side of life! Well you must admit you know it will be a bumm­er for some! And you ' ll love it, every moment of it. With luck, they'll bring their wifey-poo! BUT ENOUGH OF THIS for now, pets. Keep it up! It's ~11 going to be discussed by the most interesting people all over town when you do. And we're going nasties presently enshrined in our venerable penal to be terribly anxious to help in any way we can .. . ~~-~-~~-~--e~-~--i·n--~--~-~~'.~- s-e-xu-al_ ~ehav,~or==•=o=f=A=L:=L::h....,...,_ ___H _o_u_s_T_O_N_,_T_E_X_A_s_________l _____________ ---·--······ -· ·:··--·············--·::···· Page 16_ I• ~ Private Club ✓ (Membership available) 3535 Westheimer at Jonell OPEN EVERY EVENING Large Dance \\ Floor - Live featuring NIIVIISOTII Band Nightly II Houston's Newest & Most Unique Dance Club Open 7 p.m. 'til 2 a.m. Afterhours 2 a.m. 'til 4 a.m. GENE HOWLE - Owner LYNN HUDSPETH - Manager Friday ~ Saturdays MARK WILLIAMSON - Head Bartender t GEORGE ELROD - Bartender f LOUIS JOHNSTON - Doorman PHONE 622-9312 : ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ An OPEN LETTER to the of the Houston area: Homosexual community On Sunday, Morch 21st, the Metropolitan Community But "prodigal" means "wasteful." A spirit of Church of Houston held its first worship service. On humility motivated the "pradigal's" return to his that same Sund~~ the Ro,':'an Catholic Church cele- father's house. That same spirit might well have broted Laetare ( Rejoice ) Sunday. Also, this year, spark e d h ·1 s ack now I e d gement t h at h e was " a f ree in all Roman Catholic pl-,ces of worship, the Gospel,looder." Only 0 single statement in his sto,y reading of that some Sunday was the Parable of . d· 1 th 1.1.. T 1 f th " Th p d" I So " v1n 1co es e I e o at story : . . . e younger he ro ,go n. son got together everything he hod and left for a Now, it is owing to this poroble of "The Prodi·gol Son" that the original meaning of "prodigal" hos been lost. Who of us does not think today of the hero of that story as wayward and wondering, the block sheep of his family? Precisely because he Sl.•ggests this to us, may we see a certain sig­nificance in the coincidental first Sunday service of MCC-Houston and the reading of the parable of " The Prodigal Son." di stont country where he squandered his money on a life of debauchery.'· Some of you may soy that the father comes closest to being guilty of the vice of prodigality. After all, he not only " divided the property between them," i .e. the two sons. He also disposed of .. the best robe,'· a ring, and a pair of sandals; ond had the fatted coif prepared for a ' feast of celebrot,on As for the older son, his complaint to his fothe, seems legitimate: •• ... You never offered me sc, much as a kid for me to celebrate with my friends." Yet, for the life of me, I foil to find even on excuse for his celebrating anything . Surely he is the type of so-called Christion the little girl hod in mind when she prayed God to make al I the bod people, good; and the good people, nice . And yet maybe the older brother is the reason for the younger brother being called "prodigal." Alter al I, the younger son was capable of both ascending the heights of holiness and descending to the depths of degradation. The older was capable of neither: he was in a rut; he simply stayed put. But in view of MCC-Houston's first Sunday worship service, I think we all owe the older son o debt of g,~titude. I say this because of his father's w~rds 4\"anks ROUND of pacification: · •My son, you are with me always and all I have is yours.'· In every age and every place, these words can be addressed to the "safe," conforming "silent majority" of people who wallow in "comfortable piety and well-fed virtue and support generously any cause, so long os it neither hurts their pocket-book nor dislodges their prejudices. Furthermore, there was something significant in the manner in which the parable of "The Prodigal San" was read to Romon Catholic congregations this yeor. It is now prefaced by the first three verses of its chapter in the Gospel of St. Luke. "The tax­collectors and the sinners were oil seeking the company of Jesus to hear what He hod to soy, and the Pharisees and scribes complained, 'This man,' they said, 'welcomes sinners and eats with them.'" And here I would remind you of three of Jesus' statements concerning His coming among us. The first two ore from the Gospel of St. Matthew: " ... I did not come to call the virtuous, but sinners" and " . . . The San of man come not to be served but to serve ... " And the third, from the Gospel of St. Luke, is both o question and on on swer: "Do you think I hove come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division ... " In conclusion, I should I ike to soy I know you wi II join with me in wishing well to the Reverend Thomas Markham in his pioneer efforts to establish the MCC in Houston. Yours for an increase of co-operation, A Goy Romon Catholic Priest HELL IS HEAVEN COMPARED TO THIS REVEREND'S GOD! YOU JUST KEEP ME HANG IN' ON A few months ago we noticed a peculiar ad in the Village Voice inviting the public to hear a speech on "God and the Homosexual." The speech was to be a "personal testimony." The speaker was a non-descript man in his mid­thirties who had heard the word of Jehovah and re­nounced all earthly sins. The biggest sin. it seemed. was his being a homosexual. Now. he said. thank, 10 the grace of the I ord. hP was reformed. He had married and was now traveling from spot to spot dragging his poor wife into one meeting after another while he told about his wicked past "with the boys." His audience was stacked with some prrtty ,harp gay thinkers. and the evening was not an r,isy on,• for thr poor frllow. Evrn his fellow Christians brg,,n to abandon him in drovrs. and only a few die-hard rrligious fanatic, stuck to hi, Biblical litrralism ancl tried dr,prr,11rly to drfrnd him ag,1in,1 ., rising chorus of riclicul<· ,ind l,1ugh­l<' r W<• fplt r,lltwr sorry for thl' guy. •" tu,111,. ,,It hough hC' w,h .1sking for wh.1tf'v(•r 1t w,1<. ht> gm hy pulting him- T A B L E self in such a weird position. Truthfully. he was a bore. because he had defined all the limits of the discussion at the beginning of his talk. basing everything on Biblical literalsim. One cannot have a discussion with a man who clings to a closed interpretation of a so-called holy book. The speaker revealed a great deal about himself. unfortunately. in only a few minutes. His life as a homo­sexual had been tawdry indeed. "I used to go home with guys and steal their money," he confessed. "I used to hustle (work as a male prostitute), and when I took a male lover I discovered to my dismay that he'd been unfaithful to me." So now the poor jerk was engaged in a dreary round of Bible-thumping jamborees, muttering Biblical curses against homosexuals in a wrathful tone. and giving whole audiences a dreadful picture of the homosexual community. Why was he engaged in this thankless task? He thought that he'd been called by God. He was a con­vert to Teen Challenge. he told us. The founder of Teen Challenge, David Wilkerson, a self-appointed messiah to homosexuals, had touched his miserable life with the message of God. Teen Challenge started in a small office on Staten Island (which is no surprise) and is now a nationwide Order From P. I. C. ENTERPRISES P. 0. Box 66126 Houston, Texas 77006 Check the items you want WUl': 1.lll WOMII.E •' •,, C h)l"I I-lit 77 CAMP at ';07 Wutneiaer ·tou•ton, Teus Page 17 movement. David Wilkerson, a loud and ignorant Bible thumper of the worst sore, is its fanatical "Executive Di­rector." Capitalizing on several social issues about which there is a great deal of controversy. Wilkerson earned himself a certain amount of notoriety. He still enjoys large crowds in the intellectual Sahara below the Mason­Dixon line. We once saw ads for his evangelical meet­ings in the Orlando Senrine/, a cracker-barrel paper run by a prudish rednecked barbarian, if ever we saw one. In other parts of Florida. such as Miami. Wilkerson had even bamboozled the Sheriff's office into distributing his silly little hate pamphlet. "Help for Homosexuals," Wilkerson•s anti-homosexualism causes genuine embarrassment to truly seasoned enemies of the homo­sexual. It is easy for them to see his lack of sophistication. He is like a bull in a china shop, and his writings show him to be thrashing about waving ignorant. unconnected statements. These would be amusing were it not for the fact that lots of people actually believe what this evange­list says. Oh well. Thar's the world for you. 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Address .................................................................. . City ................................... State ......... Zip .............. . (Because of the New Federal Laws. we will not mail any material unless you use our Order Form. ) Page 18 revealed truth, and "worship of the flesh." The latter cause, he assures us, makes homosexuals " feed ,heir minds on filt hy literature, dirty pictures and lewd novels." Wilkerson says that homosexuals are given over to de­mons of lust. Hold on, Mr. Wilkerson! What about all the gay clergymen you are always worrying about? They evi­dently don't reject God or his revealed word, do they? You seem to be quite annoyed by clergymen you suspect are homosexuals. Wilkerson has invented a foolproof way of te lling which ministers are, and which are not, homosexually inclined. It's a paranoid's dream. Straight ministe rs, he says, will never stay in the same hotel room with each other when they travel on missions. They will always insist on separate rvoms. They'll be glad to spend the extra bills no matter how expensive. But woe betide the evangelists who dare to take a room together. Wilkerson points the finger of scorn at these lust ful degenerates and says they should be exposed and expelled from the ministry. Have you ever found any and exposed them, Wilkerson? NEW ORLEANS CONFUSION IS NOT A 'PART OF THE GLF ..... . . SO LET'S END THE CONFUSION In order to clear the air, let us assure you that the New Orleans Gay Liberation Front is not a violent organization. We are not a port of the SNCC, ADA, SDS, INS, UPI, AP, CBS, NBC, MBS, CIO, AFL, CIA, FBI, IRS, nor on)' other "letter" group ... not even the PT A. NOR are they a part of the New Orleans Goy Liberation Front, and rest assured that we ore not affiliated with the Black Panthers, White Panthers, pink or purple or any other color panthers. The Gay Liberation Front of New Orleans is IN The Goy Liberation Front of New Orleans is in spirit aligned with Women's Liberation, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Notional Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and others which are against all forms of oppression whether it be pol­itical, social, economic, racist, sexist, or chauvin• istic--ond for the right of all people to live their lives in their own fashion as long as they respect the rights of others to do likewise. We ore a peaceful and peaceable organization of gays and homosexuals, moles and females, dedicated to the peaceful and lawful and strictly legal processes of abolition of outmoded, harmful, and unconstitution• al laws and ordinances so that we gays and homo· sexuals may exercise our constitutional rights and the right to "life, liberty, ond the pursuit of happi­ness." Also, be aware that by peaceful negotiations, we have accomplished more in the four months of our exis­tence than many other homophile groups have accom­plished in their cities in their years of existence. New avenues of redress ore opened to us, and we in New Orleans, ore seeking your help in promenading down one of these avenues ... that of .:loss action in Federal Court. No city or state courts will be petitioned. If you were hassled or arrested in New Orleans or elsewhere in Louisiana within the last 10 years, on any gay charge from wearing a wig to attempted crime against nature, we strongly urge you to accept this opportunity to fight back and strike your blow for freedom. Our attorney is accepting statements taken by the GLF to use in filing class actions. Please contact Goy Liberation Front, P. 0. Box 19001, Mid City Station, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119, and we will send to you the form to fil I out. Rest assured NO individual action will be instituted . CLASS ACTION ONLY and in Federal Court. Join hearts and hands with us now, and let us all march triuphontly across the pages of history. Closs Action means that we are grouping many state• ments of people together and filing suit in Federal Court to abolish the low which is oppressing this group or class of people. Federal law allows us to do this without going through lower courts first; therefore no lower court action will be instituted. Also, by using the CLASS ACTION method, any pro­gress mode in New Orleans will affect and be binding on all city and state low which falls under the 5th Federal District. Therefore, your name will not be mode public, and your privacy will be respected. Love and peace from the coordinators of New Orleans ,-----------------------------------------------._, GLF: Dionne Kiesling, Lynn Miller, and Rev. David ART CINEMA Houston's Only 'the original' Art Cinema ,, ,,. ½ Block East of 6100 Kirby Dr. IN UNIVERSITY VILLAGE 528-8186 Private Club for your undistruhed viewing pleasure (years membership $1.00) o)fe~k~rulk~ led in adall /Um ~ When in Dallas-Visit CRESENT ART THEATER 2100 Elm St. 747-2688 OPEN ALL NIGHT , , , t, r , , t>• I 1.· • • ,:, , (I 1 ·, , ,I , , · • I , o d , 1 , , :1 •·~ 11, ~ • ~1, r,1 i :o1,.• 1 , 1 · t1 ► l 1,1 ,• ,, ,, ... ,.,,,., ) E. Solomon, and all the sisters and brothers of the -._ New Orleans Goy Liberation Front. i l M.C.C. ~ THE GAY CHURCH The question is often asked, "Is Metropolitan Com­munity Church the Gay Church?" The answer is no, it is a christian church for the gay community. A person does not have to be gay to go to M.C.C .. but most of them are and the others who attend our services are people who understand our cause and decide they too want to be part of it. M.C.C. was founded by Rev. Troy Perry, a minister who found that being gay didn't separate him from God. The separation was from the individual church a group of hetrosexual people who didn't understand and didn't want to understand what made a person homosexual, this was the separation not from God. kev. Perry and all the others who have become involved with M.C.C. are finding that God didn't cast us out but that the so-called christian people in the various denominations were the ones who said we couldn't be christians and be gay. Jesus never questioned a person when asked how to be saved, Jesus only said " Ye must be born again," this was to all people not a select few. He also said "Love God," and "Love your neighbor," if he had qualifications for salvation He would have said so when asked. Can a homosexual be a christian? Sure he can! It 's a simple matter of love. By Rev. Tom Markham Pastor M. C. C. Houston GAY ACTIVISTS ALLIANCE SUPPORTS NYC FAIR EM­PLOYMENT Bill: Members of GAA demonstrated March 1 in front of severa I branch offices of the Household Finance Corporation (HFCJ in support of a bill before the New York City Council banning unemployment dis­crimination on the basis of sexual preference. GAA pres­ident Jim Owles said HFC not only won't employ gay people, but refuses to loan gays money. Th<' picketing followed similar demonstrations in rrcPnt w!'rks for job equality at the Board of Education office< and against snooping practices by FidC'lifact,. Inc .. a private' agC'ncy that investi11ates prospC'ctivC' C'mploy<'<'S wxual prC'f­Prrncrs. {lq If 1 , r I ••1 J I OJ II I I . • I I ii I /! • •1 I • I ~! •• l f I •f JI ~ • ,: I I,' f ,I , Page 19 at last - · - AT LAST A a · ADI 9 to 2 - Mon. Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 4 to 2 - Friday 2 to 2 Sat & Sun. 528-8332 After Hours Fri. & Sat. - 2 to -4 MILAM at DREW Small World Department -®} s STRAIGHT-GAY DIALOGUE FOR L.A. WOMEN: An all­day program cosponsored by the Los Angeles Women's Center and Los Angeles Gay Women's Liberation last month drew over 100 women to discuss "Sexual Politics: A Dialogue between Gay and Straight Women." The women discussed lesbian-baiting of the feminist move­ment and the sexua I sickness of what is considNed "normal" by this society. A new group, the Lesbian Feminists, was formed at the conference. It projects a Southern California Lesbian Conference in April. For more information. contact the Lesbian Feminic;ts. r/ o Women's Center. 1027 South Crenshaw. L.A. California 'l()()lq or, all 1)1ll 937-3964. GOP DROPS CASE AGAINST ALLIANCE NlW YORK CITY-Criminal trC'spass charl(<'S ••~••imt fiv<' m<'mbers of th<' Gay Activist, Alli.inc<' h,lV<' b<'<'n withdrawn by the Republic .in St,lt<' Commit!<'<'. Th<' charges J(rew out of a sit-in by )Im Owl<',. M,irty Robinson , Tom Doerr. Arthur Evans. ,ind Phil R,1i,1 ,ll p.irty headquarters last Jun,• 24 whrn GOP offi, i,11, r<•fu,"'I to m<'et with thrm to discuss th<' is<u<' of homo­"<' Xlhtl rivil right,. The• fiv<' c l,,imPd 1ht1t p.1r1y offic i.11, h,1d r<•nc•g<>d on .Hl .ippointmPnt. ThP rh.ugc•, wc• rt• wi1hdr,1wn whpn the• < ,I..,<' fin,tllv < M'll<' to< ourt r c•bru.1 rv 2! EQUAL RIGHTS WITH THE MALE TORONTO. Ont. (APt-Tht• l,1w ,hou ld hr c h,lllgl'll to 111,, k,• wivt•, <•qu,1llv l i,1hlt• with hu,h,ind, lor tht> p,1\·­nwnt ot ,tlimml\. ,1 C,m.uli,111 ,1 u1hor i1v on t.1111i l\ l.1~ ,.tid . Pru t. Julit•n I>. P,1v1w ol !ht· l 'ni\'(' r,it\ ot \\ t>,1t• 11l Clnt,11111 ,,1i<l 1lu• l.1,,.\, ·h i< h ,1 lw.1v, h.,, rt•g,1n h•tl 11w 11 •" prim.11 ii\ 1t·,5HuP,ihlP trn pJ\ ing , upporl. ,hoold Ix· hr->t1L:ht Ill lint•\\ 1th ··11•14,d .,nd t•t 01 u 1111u t•ltl,IIH •fl.Ilion o l m,11ru-tl ,,ornt•n" ACLU OFFICIAL HAILS GAYS NEW YORK CITY-The new executive director of the American Civil Rights Union (ACLU) has hailed the "ris­ing expectations among historically repressed groups," including gay people. The new d irector. 33-year-old Aryeh Neier. warned in a statement for 1971. however. that "an anti-libertarian mood jisj in the nation both reflected and stimu­lated by actions of the federal government. "The present mood of repression runs h<'adlong into a r.zvolution of rising expectations among histori­cally repressed groups. "Soldiers , prisoners. welfare recipiPnts. women, farm laborers. homosexuals. racial minorities. c;rhool­children. have just begun to assert their rights. " In the past these individual, wPre larg<'ly cont('nt with their roles. But lately thPy hav<' hpard th<'y h,w<' rights, and having heard. they want to C'xNcis<' thos<' rights." Neier said. Local ACLU affiliates have .,lready tak<'n ,1 numbN ,.f gay-nghlS cases to the courts. ThPy ,ncludP: seeking sec unty cl<'.ir,rnn• for ,1 pri­V, 11<' firm that holds fedNal contracts: th<' civili,rn joh of an administrator in the Dc-parlmC'nt of th<• Army; ,1 dri­VC'r\ lir<"nc;<" for (1 Connf'rtirut auto mf'ch.inic. dC'niPd b<-caus<' he is gay: and th<' job of ,1 MinnNpolis libr,Hi,,n, d<'ni<'d aftN h<' filed for a marriag<' lic<'ns<' with his lov<'r. "'Discrimination .1~ain..,, homo"iPxu.il, foo;tpr<. Pxtor'• tion. h,trr,lS"imC"nl and inju,tin•." thC' ACLU ,trguf'd in lhP f PclC'ral <,h<'"'· "Punitiv<' ,Klion ,lgdin'1 homo"'Pxu.il, puni,hc•1, condu< I th.II rf',pond, to on<' of th<• mo,t com­J"' l ling of .ill hum,111 urgt•,. "Th<· driv<• 10 ,.ui,fy ,pxu,d impul,t•, < .in not lw d,1mnwd up." th,· AC'l l ' ,1ddPcl., ,ring "th,· f<-w puhli, t•mploy<'<'' who h.1vt• tht• rni,fortun<• to ht• found out." Thi· AC! l' h,is ,w,1dilv ,irg, ... d for 1h .. hro,111 .. ,1 pm­, it,lt• inlPrpr<'t,1tmn of thP Bill of Right,. on l><'h,1lf ol dr.1ft rt•,i,tt•r,. long- h,1ir<·d joh-,t•Pkt•r, .. ind polilic ,11 t'l(­t11• 111i,1, of th<· t,,r lt·ft .ind thP f.ir right. HOUSTON The Scales Of Justice PRACTISING HETEROSEXUAL ARRESTED AND CHARGED AS SOUTHWEST RAPIST! Harold Wilson Jarre ll. 39. of 130 So uth Avenue in Pasa ­dpna . Texas. has b<-en arrested aftc,r a wild chas<' through SW Houston by Houston Police officers. Polin• ,·aught J.ur<'II aftN he wrecked his car in the 5100 block of Richmond. H<' was chargPd with robbery by firc-arms in th<' robbNy of a 66-year-old woman in the parkinl( lot of ,1 grocNy stor<' on Richmond AvPnue. with th<' robb<'ry of ,, driv<'-in photo processinl( booth at 3800 N. Bra<', ­wood on March 16th and with the attPmpted robb<'ry of a 22-y<'.ir-old woman in her car in the 5200 block of Dash­wood March 21. A 17-year-old woman has idPntif i<'d Jar­r<' I ,I< th<' man who atl<'mpted to rape hN in a parking lot n,•.ir h,•r home on March 16. She escap<'d his h<'tero­st• xu.11 ,lll<'ntion, when sh<' rnnvinc<'d him sh<' had VD. J.irr<•II. th<' fathN of 5 with anoth<'r du<' in Jun<', ha, ,in((• lht•n b<'<'n id<'ntified in 9 of 19 SW Houston rapt• c,1,t•,. HP i, prt'\<'nt ly in jail on 7 rap<• charge•\. 3 t;Odomy \i < h.irg<'' ,md 14 olh<'r rharg<'\ ranging from rap<" to roh­h,• ry to misd<'m<',rnor th<'ft. Jam•JI was quot<'d by Poli,<' f><'IPctiV<' ),Kk Hamt•I ,1' ,.1ying h<' is "guilty and w,int, th<· dt•,11h p,-n.,ltv." Jarr<'II <'Xpr<'sS<'d con<Nn th.II Iii, f.1mil\' might ht• Pmh.irr,1'wd ,1hout th<' puhli< ity con­n1•< tt•d wirh hi" .irn•,t. I II TIRO,rXt 'AI COl ' PII JAllff> IN \IX Cl\~f ·\ rrt•,,>orl, lt'~ .... < ouplt• W('ff' j,iik•d on MJrc h 16. f," lflK ' h.ir~t•, of "l'Xu,tl off Pn< 1•, wilh 5 girl, r,tngmg from 6 10 / Poge20 15 years in ais.,. The investigating officer, Police Detective Sgt. Charles Wagner, said Wallace Deats, 42, and his wife Julie Ann Dears, 35, were being held in lieu of $11 ,000 ., bond each on charges of conrriburing ro rhe deliquency of minors. Dears has since been charged wirh 3 counts of indecent exposure, one count of fondling, one count of srarutory ·,ape and sodomy, and one count of contri­buting to rhe deliquency of minors. His bond has been now raised to $22,000. Mrs. Deats was charged wirh 3 counts of indecent exposure, 1 count of fondling and 1 counr of contributing to the deliquency of a minor. Her bond has now been increased 10$12,000. Sgt. Wagner said the investigations began airer sheriff's deputies found 3 of the girls on the beach late at night. They said they had fled from the Deats home. He said the investigation had also turned up 144 photos of acts involved in the charges against the heterosexual couple. JURY CONVICTS IN HETEROSEXUAL RAPE CASE ~ Chickyee Rsoi , a 24•year•old U of H student from Hong Kong, was found guilty of rape here and sentenced to 20 years in prison. The trial and sentencing of Chickyee has produced headlines in Hong Kong and a dontigent of Hong Kong newspapermen covered the trial. The verdict came after an all-male jury (!) in the court of Judge had deliberated for several hours. The alleged heterosexual student had been charged with raping a 22-year-old U of H co-ed on January 2. The jury had earlier heard testimony from the victim that shw was raped 4 times in an hour(!) after Chickyee Tsoi gained entry to her apartment posing as a mainten­ance man. During the trial's final arguments, a 23-year­old mother of 2, Mrs. Rosaland Ellis. testified that Tsoi had attacked her and had beaten her with a pistol 3 days after the January 2 rape. Tsoi also faces a chargP of assult with intent to murder Mrs. Ellis. US JUDGE REFUSES INJUNCTION TO STOP RAIDS ON NOTORIOUS HETEROSEXUAL CLUII U.S. District Judge Ben C. Connally has refused to enjoin county and state officers from raiding the Outf.'r limits lounge, 10102 N. Shepherd, a club which features nude female dancers and isa known gathering pla,P for practicing heterosex~ls. USTER Musterman. the lounge operatpr, sought a fa GALLEON 2720 RICIIMOND AVENUE HOUSTON M.C. temporary order pending a hearing on the constitution­ality of the state statutes on indecent exposure and lewd dancing. The Judge also denied Musterman's request for a three-judge panel to weigh the issue and refused to interfere in a Texas Alcoholic Beveridge Commission hearing in connection with the lounge's beer and wine license. NOTORIOUS HETEROSEXUAL ENTERTAINER QUITS Frank Sinatra has announced he is retiring from show business. AllEGW HETE110SEXUAl GUILTY IN SLAYING A former operator has been found guilty of murder with­out malice in the pistol slaving of a customer during an argument over 24-cents worth of pickled pigs feet. Burdett Stills, 40, a former manager of Retta's lounge, 1106 National, a known heterosexual hang-out, was con­victed by a jury in District Judg~ Wallace C. Moore's court for the August 17, 1968 murder of Euguen Kinney, Jr., 20, of 3115 Center Street, at the lounge. Stills. now a crane operator, said he shot Kinney in self-defence during the argument caused by Kinney's refusal to accept the pigs feet he had ordered. HETE110SECTUAL OFFICIAL CHARGED WITH FORGERY Patrick E. Kronin, director of finance of Deer Park since 1967, has been charged with forgery involving an unde­termined amount of city funds, and is now being sought by police. City Administrator Clovis D. Mann confirmed that he had ordered an audit of the city's books after discovery of an unauthorized cheque , drawn on the ci1y 's account and amoun1ing to "about $300." Kron in has been charged wilh forgery in Judge V. l. (Bud) West's Justice Court al La Porte. The unauthorized cheque was discovered after Kronin failed to return from a personal leave of absPn,P from his $12,400-a-year job. The matter was reported to police airer Mrs. Kronin became concernPd bPcame concf.'rned about her heterosexual husband's continuPd absen,<'. HnEROSEXUAL VIOl.fNCE COMES TO POSSUM TROT A week-end dice game ·which erupted into a shooting match claimed a second victim with the death of Otis Randall at Panola General Hospital in Carthage, Texas. Laurie 8. Moore, an alleged heterosexual, was dead at the scene. Louis Grant, another alleged heterosexual, was in serious condition at a hospital in Shreveport, la. James Ayers, said by many to be a practicing hetero­sexual, was treated and released from the hospital. Roy McCowan, an admitted heterosexual, was shot, but not seriously. He has been charged with murder and is being held without bond. HOW MARIJUANA USED MAKES A DIFFERENCE The first substantive information on marijuana and its effect on users is contained in a report to Congress by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMN). Based on a long-term study, the report states that he drug is generally used in a rather weak form in the U.S. Though as yet little is known about the chemistry of its active ingredient, Delta-9-tetrahydrocannobinol (D-9-THC), the study shows the effect varies, depending on whether it is absorbed through the lungs or through the intestinal tract. Common effects include alteration of t ime and space perception, a sense of euphoria, relaxation and well­being, a lowering of inhibition, dulling of attention, fragmentation of thought, impaired memory, altered sense of identity, exaggerated laughter, and increased suggestibility. less common effects are dizziness, light­headedness, nausea, and hunger. Most users smoke only to a point of pleasurable " high," according to the report. Few are' adversely af­ ·ected. Social users show very few physiological changes except for a heightened pulse rate, reddening of the eyes and dryness of the mouth, however, the effects are less predictable. Acute psychotic episodes are precipitated by ex­tremely high dosages, but may also occur with mild usage. Preliminary results of the study on drivers' use of marijuana show decreased performance similar to that caused by alcohol usage. There is no evidence so far to suggest that marijuana causes birth defects, and death due to taking the drug is extremely rare. DRUG FILMS DISTORTED The National Coordinating Council on Drug Abuse Edu­cation says that many documentary films designed to scare youngsters away from the use of drugs overly dis­tort facts so that the viewers won't believe them. MARIJUANA USE DECLINES-The National Institute of Mental Health points out that the use pf marijuana fell off markedly in California in 1970. Since the drug first gained popularity there, he feels that perhaps there will be a similar decline in irs use elsewhere in the nexr few years. Congratulations and best wishes to the FARM HOUSE and welcome to Houston! We know the gay community will enjoy this new addition to our chili scene The Club Romulus & Toe TattQOeO Lady Page 21 -----------------------------------------------~-~. .~. . .~. . .. ,.....-4~~.-.. Senate Votes HOMOSEXUAL y~r hostefses Protectl·on' For· CHURCH BUSINESS Ricci & Rita Mariiua·na Research AUSTIN-The Senate approved and sent to the House a bill permitting immunity from prosecution for scientists doing research on the effects of marijuana. The Senate also approved Tuesday a bill that would tighten up laws relating to the possession of parapher­nalia that could be used to inject drugs. The marijuana research bill, by Sen. Oscar Mauzy of Dallas, would permit the State Department of Health to license researchers who might want to explore the physiological effects of marijuana and exempt them from prosectuion for either possession or sale of the weed. Mauzy said the purpose of his bill is to allow quali­fied scientists to do research on humans without the fear that they might be prosecuted for possession or sale of marijuana. The term "sale" is now defined as the pas­sing of marijuana from one person to another without the necessity of any money being exchanged. However, Sen. Henry C. Grover of Houston objected to certain provisions of the bill during brief debate. Grover complained that Mauzy was including too many types of scientists in his bill, when the intended purpose was medical research. Any physician, pyhsicist, pharmacist, biologist, chemist, psychologist or sociologist could apply to the health department for the permit to do research. He would have to comply with any rules set by the depart­ment. "As long as the permittee and any other person act within the authority and in compliance with these terms' and conditions of a permit issued under this act, the permittee or other person is immune from prosecu­tion for a violation of the Uniform Narcotic Drug Act," the bill states. Violation of the drug act is a felony. However, the bill ;>rovides that a violation either by exceeding the scope of the permit or by experimenting without a permit would be a misdemeanor. Msuzy also won passage of a bill making it a viola­tion of the law for a person to carry on his person para­phernalia that could be used for injection of dangerous drugs. BOOMING HOMOSEXUAL CHURCH BUSINESS BOOMING Los Angeles-The nation's first church for homo­sexuals is doing a booming business. It has moved out of temporary quarters in a movie theatre into its own building and may have to move again because of the crowds of worshippers. The theatre had 385 seats. The new church has 600. And 1000 persons showed up at the dedication last week. The collection plate was passed-once-and the contri­butions totaled $12,000. "That's not unusual," says the pastor of the Metro­politan Community Church, Troy Perry, 30, an ordained Pentecostal preacher from Tallahassee. Flordia, and an outspoken homosexual. "Our congregation is very serious about the church." Perry estimates the membership is 70'X, male homo­sexuals. 15'X, female homosexuals, or lesbians. and 15'X, heterosexuals, some of them relatives of church members or people "who just like our kind of service." Perry said he was ejected from his own church after it was discovered that he was a homosexual. Most of his present parishioners also were ejected from their pre­vious churches. He decided to found a separate church two years ago and met with three others in a private home. "I ran into some of them today and asked them what they thought about the new church building, and they said, "I can't get a seat," Perry laughed. He explained the popularity of his church this way: "You reach a certain age when you 'come out,' as we homosexuals say, you come to terms with your homo­sexuality and you go to your priest, your minister, your rabbi. You say, 'I think there's something different about me.' And you tell him about it. "So many ministers get awfully upset. They make it sound like you can't be a Christian or a good Hebrew and be a homosexual. You're ostracized and cast out of the church. You drift away from the church and you feel that God doesn't love you. "But people find out later in life the church left them. They didn't really want to leave the church." THE CORNUCOPIA However, he said in response to a question that any COUNTRY FURNITURE person such as a diabetic would be exempt because he would have a legitimate use for such items. Country furniture of the less formal style and feeling is currently undergoing an upsurge in popularity. The sim­--------~ plicity of design blends with the modern decorating INTRODUCING - - - OUR BUSINESS FRIENDS Want to meet new people with the same interests and pastimes you enjoy? Tom friend Box 55541 Houston, Texas 77055 Phone 464-0052 after 6 P.M. and week-ends Please send me more information about your introduct0<y service for gay people. Print Name _________________ _ Address _________________ _ trends and colors fitting into any room setting. The term "country furniture" is used to describe those pieces fashioned by the rural cabinet maker in imitation of the formal designs used and made by the prominent manufacturers of the period in the metro-politan areas. These articles were usually made of local woods such as pine, maple, oak and birch which were readily available in the rural community. The lines of the pieces were simple in design and tended to be les,. formal in feeling as contrasted with those made directly from the cabinet-makers directory from which the original styles were obtained. Today most of the country furniture comes from the New England states. New York, Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts and Maryland areas. although in each city there can be found a number of pieces from the surrounding counties which can be classed under the INm. Thrse pieces were usually made by those people who settled the land in the early part of the 19th century from necessity for use in the home. Local pieces of this type have long been relegated to the attic because they weren '1 of the more classical City _________ _ State style and brcause they were loca I and not from somr --------• othN part of the country. There seems to be a certain I hereby certify that I am 21 years old or older: aura for collrctors for any fufniturr made in anothrr part of 1hr United States or the world . If a prrson will t.1kt• th<' tim(', th~ furniture' made in the same' ~,ate 01 Signed: ______ ----------f ,m•,1 i, •" w!'ll-madr and h~ndsomr as that found rise- ,_ ____________ _ . __ _________ whrrr. ~0.'?.15»J J-.(i)5~T\)(i]Ji-f:.i-.~~ -~JJi1;:l. ,::/_)JI BOIBIII ee·s I PRIVATEI CLUB POOL - DANCING (■e■berships - MIXED DRINKS available} Open Tuesday through Sunday 5pm - 2am (Closed Mondays) 2305 S. SHEPHERD S28 9430 Each area of the country has a special type of coun­try piece that is incoming into great demand with the more informal type prevalent today. The history of each table, chair and sofa began with a formal design, so it must be understood that these beginnings are really the work of gifted city furniture makers. The most elaborate as well as the simplest of country pieces are shown with little attempt made to help decide which piece might be better. Country furniture was the work of an indi­vidual with a specific need in mind. Dating country furniture i; difficult because design ideas and methods of construction remained for many years in rural areas, while the style and construction methods changed in the city. The southwestern furniture is rare and the number of collectors few. Here in Houston there is a shop that specializes in this particular type of furniture from the German communities in the surrounding counties. Painted furniture also comes under the realm of country furniture. These pieces are highly decorative and make a particularly interesting accent piece in any room of the house. Whatever period you have in mind study it. Country furniture is beautiful and you might be surprised as to what you may find. JURY ACQUITS LOCAL GAY Of RAPE CHARGE Robert Milton Byrd, 25, whom the local press has repeatedly referred to as an "admitted homosexual." was acquitted here of a preposterous charge of rape filed against him by a notorious heterosexual woman. It was claimed by Mr. Byrd during his trial that this immoral woman was being vindictive and had filed the outrageous charge against him as a result of her failure to break up the relationship between himself and his male lover. Mr. Byrd admitted having been intimate with the trollop about eight times. but denied the heinous accusation of having intercourse with her on November 23. as she pre­tendrd. The jury in Judge Lee Duggan Jr.'s court found for thr defendant after the testimony about the precious intimacy between Mr. Byrd and the woman of loose morals was accepted into record. Mr. Byrd has been returned to County Jail to await trial on a sodomy charge in connection with the same incidrnt. Which is about par for the course in such ta1ooU"lt•c;c; mattC>rs. .>' ltl.( J':'1 1' 1-P} fl l lhl s ,'• \-i~li• , :l'11Hi~,~ l1'il-'1H 1\-,r f<ffril !~•!f,,>'5 ~ ,I .. Page 22 MINNESOTA LOVERS TAKE MARRIAGE FIGHT TO STATE'S TOP COURT TEMPLE OF OSIRIS AUTHENTIC OCCULT ITEMS * * * * * Consecrated Candles and Talismans for use in Magical Operations, Witchcraft Rituals, Each set $1.00 cash, Sets Now Available: For Honour & Riches (Green Candle) For All Prosperity (Green Candle) For Travell ing (Blue Candle) For Eloquence (Yellow Condie) For A Lover (Red Candle) For An Enemy (Black Candle) Pentacle of Solomon (White Candle) OSIRIAN CRAFTS, c/ o The Nuntius - Box OC 4615 Mount Vernon, Houston, Texas 77006 * * * * * Cay '--4,t .£tudio PAXTON GOFF 4£15 M T . VERNON 524 -5612 From The Advocate ST. PAUL, Minn.-An appeal 10 the Minnesota Supreme Court has been filed by two M inneapolis men-lovers for four years-who have been denied the legal marriage license they applied for. The two are Jack Baker, 29. a University of Minne­sota law student, and James (Mike) McConnell, 28, a librarian. They were refused the license they applied for last May by the county clerk of court in Minneapolis. and two district court judges rebuffed their suits demanding i t-Judge Stanley D. Kane in November and in a second suit contend ing that stra ight-only marriage laws amount to unconstitutional discrimination, Judge Tom Bergin in January. While M innesota's marriage laws don't specify that legal weddings must be between men and women, the two judges ruled that, taken as a whole, this is what is implied. And State Rep. Thomas Ticen , a Democrat-Farmer­Laborite from suburban Bloomington, has introduced a bill in the current legislative session to make that man­and- woman only implication specific. Baker responded by using a legisla tive hearing and a TV debate with Ticen as a platform to proclame the gay­rights cause. No date has been set for arguments before the State Supreme Court, but Baker said he has prepared a 100- page brief which discusses both the sociological aspects of homosexuality and the contention that forbidding legal gay marriages is blatant, unconstitutional prejudice. Ticen introduced his anti-gay-marriage bill shortly after the Minnesota Legislature convened early in Jan-u a ry. " I am not arrempting to interfere with your personal .------------- ---------1 rights," he told Baker on a TV debate broadcast ,n th<? NUNTIUS PUBLISHED MONTHL Y HOUSTON, TEXAS Editor - Phi l Frank Assistant Editor - Poul d' Arey Advertising - Tim Jomes Product ion - Morion Smoots 46 15 MT. VERNON HOUSTON, TEXAS 77006 Twin Cities Jan. 30. " I just don't think the state should be put into the position of blessing your relationshi•p, that's all. It's foreign to the whole idea of marriage. " It would open Pandora's bos," Ticen said on that Saturday noon talk show- moderated by Henry Wolf. Baker, a law student, spent much of his time citing the legal benefits that legal marriages bring- lowered income taxes, inheritance r ights, the right to sue for wrongful death and alienation of affections. But Baker also pointed out: " As long as the state blesses the marriages of impo­tent men or inferti le wome~-for companionship-as long as it permits couples in their 70's to marry, long past the age where they can produce children. seeking to wed only for companionship-then why should not the f state offer these same lega, benefits to couples of the same sex, who also marry for companionship/" Two weeks later, at a hening on Ticen's bill before a state House of Representatives committee Feb. 11, Ba­ker testified that banning gay marriages may boost the 1 {> divorce rate by leaving heterosexual marriages the only ....:Q legal avenue for compan ionship, even for gay people. ~ Minnesota already grants 22,000 d ivorces a year, I Baker contended. because society tries to force all indi­viduals to conform to fixed standards that may not f,t '---------------------- ('VC'r
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