Situations Vacant and Personal Ads

Love Knoweth no Laws*

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Owing to certain pressures put upon us by the law, we hold the right to cut, change or refuse to print any personal ads sent to us. We must also warn male ‘minors’ (under 21) that you may have unpleasant legal nasties unloaded on you, and us, if you attempt to use and reply for certain reasons connected with the meeting of someone for immoral purposes, namely making love. Apart from those antiquated legalities, man and women are welcome to use these columns as they wish.

* Chaucer.

Situations Vacant

  • Refined young women/men living central/N.W. London for domestic work in private houses. No evenings or weekends.
    Phone 01-624 9774.

Personal Ads

  • Versatile, middle-aged Male, slim, lovely cheeks (been told often), seeks intelligent similar, any age up to 45. Preferably fond of Mozart. For companionship, and everything else. Box 9.
  • Bournemouth – Young Man or Male Student wanted as Part-timer in Small Guest House for Summer Season. Accommodation if required. Box 10.
  • It is an offence to conspire to incite males to commit homosexual acts – The Law Officers Department. Box?
  • Hardworking young man, 21, looking for an older, steadier person to live with in London. Versatile, well educated and refined, and not ‘camp’ or ‘kinky’, just happy. Box 11.
  • Beautiful young gay male seeks companionship of gay people willing to provide lodgings. Box 12.
  • Mature Gentle Man own flat car etc., seeks young companion with varied interests in Winchester-Southampton area. Box 13.
  • Slim 26 would like to meet active partner. Reply with photo. Box 14.
  • Friendly, unprejudiced 38, a loner, would like to meet similar guys, any area. Interested in cinema, correspondence and photography. Guaranteed ALA. Box 15.
  • Affectionate Lonely Male. Slim yung 50’s anxious for another who is alone 50-65 yrs, to share all included flat and mutual fun. Separate divans.N.C.P. please, recent snap please. Ilford. Box 16.
  • Young Man Seeks large well built companions. for friendship, also seeks permanent friend. I like well developed people. Genuine replies only and photo. Box 17.
  • Gay Male Student,23, needs place in gay flat/house. Reasonably central. Box 18.
  • 4th Energetic Young Man Wanted, London-Venice lift only or 2/4 weeks camping, late July on (2 cars, 2 tents). Share costs. No other obligations. Photo. Box 19.
  • Gay Students in the Redhill/Croydon/Guildford area interested in vacational experiences. Contact College Lecturer. Group meetings could be arranged. Box 20.
  • Young Man, tired of playing games with straight gay scene, also GLF and CHE, wishes to meet for recreation. Box 21.
  • Educated and Creative 22 year old seeks companionship and love as well as a place to live in London. Box 22.
  • Writer, 40, seeks long-term relationship with thoughtful partner. Unluxurious accommodation probably available. Give phone number if a member of the phone-owning classes. Box 23.
  • Gay Male, 25 inexperienced, wishes to meet masculine gay 21-26. Photogrphs required. All letters answered. Box 24.
  • Wanted long-haired dolly young male to share all of my home, and car. Box 25.
  • GAY NEWS NEEDS STREET SELLERS. Make yourself some money and help get the paper better distributed. Phone 01-402 7805 or write to Gay News, 19 London Street, London W2.
  • Wanted. Press cuttings from all national and local newspapers concerning Gay People. Gay News, 19 London Street, London W2. Tel: 01-402 7805.

AMSTERDAM is the gayest of cities and we have the finest gay male magazines and 8 mm movies available there. Write to us with a 5p stamp on the outside of your envelope and a 20p postal order inside it and we’ll send you our fully illustrated catalogue with a coupon for a free magazine. Lux Publications, PO Box 10269, Amsterdam, Holland.

  • GAY NEWS urgently requires a man or woman to help with our distribution. The money isn’t very good by conventional standards but the work can be great fun. You also have an equal voice on all editorial decisions. Please phone 01-402 7805 and ask for Denis or Doug. Or write to Gay News, 19 London Street, London W2.
  • WANTED. GAY NEWS, information and articles. Tel: 01-402 7805

WANTED. STREET-SELLERS to sell, you guessed it, GAY NEWS. You make 3p a copy. We can’t sell them all ourselves. Contact Gay News, 19 London Street, London W.2. Tel: 01-402 7805.

Classified Ads and Flats Wanted

02-197206XX 10Sappho meets every first Monday in the month, at the Museum Tavern 7.30pm, upstairs room, Great Russell Street, London WC1. All women are welcome. Sappho magazine is available at 25p for single copies, plus postage, (Subs rates are unchanged) from Sappho Publications Ltd., BCM/Petrel, London WC1.

Gay News, wishes to thank the management and staff at the Colherne and the Boltons (at Earl’s Court) and the Champion (at Notting Hill Gate) for their help in letting us sell Gay News in their establishments.
Gay News will regularly be on sale in these three pubs in West London.

At the HILTON HOTEL Park Lane,
Miss U.K. Drag, Dinner/Dance. 8.30pm
to 3.00am. Saturday September 30th.
£6.60. Tickets from J.Watson, 55 Blomfontein Road, London W.12.

LITTLE RED SCHOOL BOOK – still possible from BOOKS, 84 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds 2. Send 35p. Also a large booklist obtainable for 10p.

THE UNICORN BOOKSHOP, 50 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AQ. For many literary delights, and regular stockists of Gay News. Send for lists (enclosing SAE) or pay them a visit.
BOOKS BY WILHELM REICH. THE MASS PSYCHOLOGY OF FASCISM’ Paper-£1.50, Hardback-£3.50. “a beautiful book….required reading for allof us.” George Jackson.
Paper-75p, Hardback-£1.75.
What the Little Man in the street does to himself, how he esteems his enemies and murders his friends.
Paper-£1.00, Hardback-£2.75
How societies suppress sexdrive.
Paper 90p, Hardback-£2.10.
Paper 50p.
Paper-£1.00, Hardback-£2.75
All obtainable by post from:
BOOKS, 84 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds 2.
Phone 42483. Add 10% to cover post
and packing. Ask for our booklist.

A set of cards produced by Marrow and Ginger of Nottingham. Pictures and Words. Ned Ludd, Robin Hood, and scenes of the burning of Nottingham Castle. Sherwood Forest, General Booth, Feargus O’Connor, Byron and His Lady, 25p per set plus 3p postage or individually at 5p each plus 3p postage. From BOOKS, 84 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds 2.

TAROT cards come in different editions and at different prices. There are many cheap imitations, often incomplete. The Marseilles edition by Waddingtons is £2.65 which includes two decks of cards and a 49 page instruction manual. The Rider set by A.E.Waite is £2.25, now available for the first time since 1940. We also have at 30p, S.I.MacGregor Mathers book on the Tarot. A.E.Waites, Key to the Tarot is 60p. There is also his pictorial Key of the Tarot illustrating all cards at £1.95. We can supply by post. Money refunded if not satisfied. Order from: BOOKS, 84 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds 2.

A Gay Manifesto 5p.
Gay Manifesto (GLF London) 10p.
The Sexual Struggle of Youth 37½p.
Oscar Wilde 60p.
Come Together 5p.
and many more books, pamphlets, papers and posters at the shop or by post from 248 (GN) Bethnal Green Road, London E2.

You can regularly by Gay News at Bookends, 23a Chepstow Mansions, Chepstow Place, London W2.

VIRGIN RECORDS at 130 Notting Hill Gate, W11, 24 Oxford Street, W1, 62nd Precinct, High Street Kensington (opp. Barkers) and 90 Bold Street, Liverpool; as well as selling you records at reasonable prices, also will be regularly selling GAY NEWS.

Flats Wanted

Accomodation Wanted Night 27th August. Living near Gatwick Airport or Adjacent Victoria Station. Write, Miss Atkins, 535 Church Road, Yardley, Birmingham 33.

G.L.F. Commune (8 people) want house to live in. Reasonable rent PLEASE. Box 26.

Classified Ad Rates

COMMERCIAL ADS. 5p a word. No Box Number service available.
NON-COMMERCIAL ADS. 2p a word. Box Numbers 30p.
PERSONAL ADS. 1p a word. Box Numbers 20p. (Owing to a lack of space, we ask users of personal ads to to and not use more than 30 words.)

SEMI-DISPLAY (Boxed Classified)
£1.50 extra.
All information listings are free.

Advertising Rates

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10 reduction one repeat, 12½% two repeats, 15% three or more repeats.

Other Gay Papers

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    An international forum from Gay Liberation Front. Price 5p. (8p by post). Monthly. Available direct from GLF (London), 5 Caledonian Road, London N.1. Tel: 01-837 7174
  • LUNCH.
    An independant magazine, edited by members of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality. Price 20p (25p in shops or by post). Monthly. Available direct from Lunch Magazine, 23 Avon Court, Keswick Road, London SW15 2JU.
    The mouth piece of Gay Liberation Front. Price 5p (8p by post). Out ever four to six weeks. Available direct from G.L.F. (London), 5 Calendonian Road, London N.1. Tel: 01-837 7174.
  • SMG NEWS’.
    Monthly newsletter from Scottish Minorities Group. Free, but send S.A.E. Available direct from S.M.G., 214 Clyde Street, Glasgow G1 4JZ
    Published under licence from Esme Langley. A gay womens’ magazine. Price 25p. Monthly. Available direct from Majorie Bryanton, BCM/Sea Horse, London W.C.1. Tel: 01-734 5588
    An independent gay womens’ magazine. 25p. Monthly. Available direct from Sappho, Publications Ltd., BCM/Petrel, London W.C.1.


02-197206XX 11This is a list of some of the pubs in London that regularly have Drag Acts. Information of out of London pubs featuring drag will be added to this list as we receive it. So if your local has something good happening at it, let us know; and that goes for you landlords as well.

    Alexandra Road, St John,s Wood, NW8
    Friday’s Derek Rees.
    Wednesday’s Mr. Angel.
    Pentonville Road, N1. (Kings Cross)
    Every Alt. Friday.
    Derek Rees.
    Sandy Roy.
    2 Goldhawk Road, W.12. (Goldhawk Road).
    Every Thursday.
    125 Kilburn High Road, NW6. (Kilburn Park).
    Every Thursday.
    Battersea Park Road, SW11. (BR Battersea Park.)
    Sun. The Trollets.
    Tues. Steel Band.
    Wed. Various Artistes.
    Thurs. Talent Night.
    Fri. Various Artistes.
    Sat. Singalong & Dancing.
    Kenneth Mancell
    124 Clapham Road, SW4. (Oval)
    Tuesday Michael and Bo.
    Thursday Michael.
    Sunday Michael and Bo.
    305 Katherine Road, E7. (Upton Park).
    Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
    Latin American Band. No Entrance Fee.
    South Lambeth Place, SW8. (Vauxhall).
    Every night except Tuesday.
    Friday Mark Fleming.
    319 Camberwell Road, SE 5.
    (Camberwell Green).
    Entertainment from Friday July 7th.
    Fri. 7th Lee and Lettuce.
    Sat. 8th Chris Kay.
    Sun. 9th Lee Paris.
    Mon. 10th Derek Rees.
    Wed. 12th Sandy Graham.
    Fri. 14th Lee and Lettuce.
    Sat. 15th Michael and Bow.
    Sun 16th Mad Hatters.
    Mon. 17th Derek Rees.
    Wed. 19th Chris Kay.
    Fri. 21st Lee and Lettuce.
    383 Euston Road, NW1.
    (Great Portland Street).
    Drag Every Night Downstairs. Supper
    Licence to Midnight. Small Entrance Fee
    after 11pm.
    Friday. Tony Page and Norman Cabel.
    Regular Compere Shane with Keith Mills
    and the Dumbells.
  • KINGS ARMS, Liverpool Street, London
    (corner of Pinder Street)
    Tube/BR Liverpool Street.
    Dicks Inn, Gay Disco every Monday
    Compere Tricky Dicky.
  • THE ARABIAN, Cambridge Heath Road, London.
    (Corner of Bishops Way)
    Tube Bethnal Green/Bus 277
    Dicks Inn, Gay Disco every Wednesday
    Compere Tricky Dicky.
  • Membership to the above two Disco’s is 50p a year
    (m/ship interchangeable). Entrance 15p. Non-
    Members 30p.
    256 Kentish Town Road, NW5.
    (Kentish Town)
    Drag on Tues, Wed, and Thurs.
    Resident host Perri St. Clair.
    171 Camden High Street NW1.
    (Camden Town).
    Drag Every Night.
    Mon. 3 July. Mark Fleming.
    Tues. 4th July. Jean Fredericks
    (Disco) and Sandy Graham.
    Wed. 5th July. Jacque Moray.
    Thu. 6th July. Mark Fleming.
    Fri. 7th July. New Dumbells.
    Sat. 8th July. Mark Fleming Spectacular.
    Sun. 9th July. (L) Mrs. Shufflewick.
    (E) Men of Mime.
    Mon. 10th July. Mark Fleming.
    Tues. 11 July. Jean Fredericks
    (Disco) and Sandy Graham.
    Wed. 12th July. Mrs Shufflewick.
    Thu. 13th July. New Dumbells
    Fri. 14th July. Tony Munrow
    62 Glenthorne Road, W6 (Hammersmith).
    Drag every night except Tuesday.
    372 Kennington Lane, SE11. (Vauxhall).
    Thursday (Alt.) Mr. Tammy or Lee Paris
    with Lettuce.
    Friday. Mr. Tammy.
    Saturday. Lee Paris.
    Sunday. (Lunch) Bo.
    Sunday.(Night). Mr. Tammy.
    Monday. Bo.
    Wednesday. Lee Paris.
    New Act Starting Soon.
    146 Camberwell Road, SE5.
    (Oval). Drag on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.
    309 Harrow Road, W9. (Westbourne Park)
    Drag on Wednesday and Sunday. (Lunch & Eve).

National (so far)

  • Blackpool – Theatre Club, Tapping Street.
  • Derby – Premier Hotel.
  • Doncaster — Don Juan Club.
  • Leeds – Great Northern Hotel.
  • Manchester – the Union, Rembrant Hotel,
    The Cheddar Cheese, Equestrian Pub.


02-197206XX 11Julian Deny Grinspoon’s
FIND in the PRESS.
The Evening Standard
29th June, 1972.

Lady Harewood: “We’ve bought a house in St. John’s Wood, within half a mile of the one we had before. There he (Martin, her son) will have his own room. But he doesn’t like the idea. He likes the roof terrace at Primrose Hill and loves camping round the house. In the new house, we will have exactly the right amount of room”.

Tleephone call to R.C.A. Records, which was commendably to the point…………”Good afternoon, I’m speaking for a new newspaper called Gay News…………”
“Oh, you want a copy of the David Bowie album to review.”

Guess who’s writing another book………we believe it’s called “Everything you ever wanted to know about David Frost, but were afraid to ask.”


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This corner is really a long list – of places, people you might like to know about or one day need. We can only, of course, publish information that comes to us. There’s a limit to what we can find out for ourselves, and too many pubs, clubs, movement offices and so on for us to visit. So – if there’s something we should know about, then you should ALL know about it. If your favourite pub or local gay group isn’t mentioned, write and tell us where it is and so forth. You can see from the listings themselves the sort of thing we think is of use and interest. These aren’t ads – we print all information free. This page is all yours!

Campaign for Homosexual Equality.

A present there are CHE groups in operation in the following areas:

  • Birmingham.
  • Blackburn/Burnley.
  • Brighton.
  • Bristol.
  • Cambridge.
  • Chesham/Amersham.
  • Croydon.
  • Canterbury.
  • Guildford.
  • Halifax/Huddersfield.
  • Ilford.
  • Leeds.
  • Lewisham.
  • Liverpool.
  • London: Central – Kensington, Highbury/Islington, Ealing/Acton, and Kilburn.
  • Manchester.
  • Newport/Cardiff.
  • Northampton.
  • Norwich.
  • Nottingham.
  • Oxford.
  • Sheffield.
  • Basildon.
  • Watford/St.Albans.
  • Southampton/Bournemouth.
  • Swansea/Carmarthen.
  • Teeside.
  • Windsor/Reading.
  • Wirral.
  • Wolverhampton.
  • Shropshire.
  • Tunbridge Wells.
  • Tyneside.
  • Stoke on Trent.
  • Devon.
  • Bath.
  • Cornwall.
  • Taunton.
  • Leicester.
  • York.
  • Bradford.
  • Liverpool.
  • Manchester.
  • London.
  • Oxford.
  • Reading.

Many local group organisers are wary of having their names and addresses publicised so for the time being please contact all CHE groups via the national office:


Telephone 061-228 1985.

National Gay Liberation Front Groups.

  • Aberyswth GLF, c/o Polly Bluck, Room 80, Alexandra Hall Victoria Terrace, Aberyswth.
  • Bath Gay Awareness Group, c/o Bob and Teresa, Monks Retreat, Monkton Combe, Somerset. Tel Limpley Stoke 2568.
  • Bedfordshire GLF, (Bedford/Luton/Dunstable). Contact Nik Ferguson, ‘Northridge’, The Avenue, Ampthill, Beds. If in Bedford area. Pete Griffin, 27 Ashtree Road, Tythe Farm, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Beds if in Luton or Dunstable.
  • Birmingham GLF, 18 Moor Street, Ringway, Birmingham. Tel:021-643 0996. Meets Thursdays 7.30pm at Peace Centre at the above address.
  • Brighton GLF, Flat 4, ‘Transmore’, London Road, Brighton. Tel:0273-509393
  • Belfast. Belfast GLF, c/o M.A.Oulton, 10 Lower Crescent, University Road, Belfast.
  • Bradford GLF, c/o Robert Harker, Bradford Regional College of Art, GT.Horton Road, Bradford 7. Tel: 32-777
  • Bristol Gay Awareness Group, c/o Tony, 20D, West Mall, Clifton, Bristol. Tel: 0272-32669.
  • Cambridge GLF, contact GLF (London) for information. 5 Caledonian Road, London N1. Tel: 01-837 7174
  • Canterbury Gay Lib Society, Patrick Forrest, Rutherford College, University of Canterbury, Kent.
  • Chelmsford GLF, Contact Brian Barker, 55 St. Peter’s Avenue, Maldon, Essex. Tel: 0621-4274
  • Cheltenham GLF, c/o Jim, North Gloucestershire Technical College Students Union, The Park, Cheltenham or Joe (Sister), 15 Rodney Road, Cheltenham.
  • Derby GLF, Contact Lawrence Brady, 63 Lexington Road, Chaddesden, Derby. Tel: 0332-674194 after 6.00pm.
  • Durham GLF, Contact, Chris Barratt, I Beech Crest, Durham City, County Durham.
  • Edinburgh GLF, Contact Linda Blyth, Top Flat, Right, 141 Dundee Street, Edinburgh 11. Meetings to be arranged, more information soon.
  • Essex University GLF, Contacts, Roger Shaw, Flat 1, Eddington Tower, University of Essex, Colchester, Telephone Colchester 5141 or Stephen Edwards, 93 Plumberoo Avenue, Hookly, Essex. Meets every second Tuesday at the University.
  • Higham Ferrers GLF, Contact, Phil Taylor, 21 Kings Avenue, Higham Ferrers, Northants.
  • Hull GLF, Contact, Keith Hose, Sexual Liberation Society, Hull University Union.
  • Lancaster GLF, 35 West Road, Lancaster. Telephone Sue 0524-65201 Ex 4422.
  • Leeds GLF, Liberation Office, 153 Wood-House Lane, Leeds 2. Tel: 0532-39071 Ex 57. Meets every Friday 7.30pm at O.S.A. Lounge, University Union, Ring Phil 0532-782270 for details.
  • Leicester GLF, Contact John Paye, 126 Nansen Road, Leicester.
  • Keele Gay Lib Society, Contact, Gay Lib Society, Students Union, Keele University, Staffordshire.
  • Manchester GLF, Contacts, Sheila Cohen, 43 Brantingham Road, Manchester 16. Tel: 061-226 3849. Or, Steve Lath, 32 Atwood Road, Didsbury, Manchester. Tel:061-445 5318
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne GLF, Contact: Eric Wears, 302 Condercum Road, Benwell Grove, Newcastle Upon Tyne 4. Meets every Wednesday at the Liberal Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle.
  • Norwich GLF, Contact: Jenni Grace, Leister Nurses Home, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, Norwich. Tel:0603-28377 Ex 232 evenings only. Ask for Norfolk and Norwich Ex 232. Additional number 0603-873596 (Tony). Weekly Meetings at Red Lion, Bishopsgate, Norwich on Wednesdays at 7.30pm.
  • Oxford GLF, Contact Amit Pandys, 2 Marlborough Road, Oxford.
  • Reading GLF, Contact: Martin Kaufman, Sibley Hall, Redhatch Drive, Reading, Berks.
  • Sheffield GLF, Contact Ian Everton, 82 Harcourt Road, Sheffield. 10.
  • Southend GLF, Contact: Stephen Edwards, 93 Plumberow Avenue, Hockley, Essex. Tel: 03704-5635
  • Swansea GLF, Pigeon Hole G, Student Pigeon Holes, Union House, University College Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea.

London Gay Liberation Groups.

  • Camden G.L.F. meets every Thursday at 7.30pm in the Forresters Hall, 5 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London NW5. Tube/BR. Kentish Town, Buses 27, 134, 214.
  • East London G.L.F. meets every Thursday at 8.00pm at Agitprop, 248 Bethnal Green Road, London E2. Tube/Br. Bethnal Green, Buses 8. Contact 739 1704
  • Gaysoc University of London Students Union meets Fridays at 7.30pm at Malet Street, W1. Tube Warren Street/Euston Square.
  • Kilburn G.L.F. meets on Sundays. Ring 837-7174 for details.
  • L.S.E. GLF meets every Thursday or Friday at 5.00pm in Room 5067. Contact: Student’s Union.
  • Notting Hall G.L.F. meets on Thursdays at 7.30pm in All Saints Vestry, Clydesdale Road, London W11. Tube Westbourne Park/Notting Hill Gate. Buses 7, 15 or 52.
  • South London G.L.F. meets every Thursday at 8.00pm in the Minet Library, Knatchbull Road, Brixton, SW9. Tube/BR Brixton. Buses 3, 95, 109, 133, 159 and 172.
  • South London GLF
    JUMBLE SALE at the Crypt, St Matthews Church, Brixton on Saturday, July 15th at 2.00pm.
  • West London G.L.F. meets every Thursday at 8.00pm upstairs at the “White Lion” pub, Putney High Street, just south of Putney Bridge. Tube Putney Bridge, Buses 14, 22, 30, 85, 85A, 93, 220 and Green Line 718. BR Putney. Disco there every Wednesday.
  • G.L.F. Youth and Education Group meets on Mondays. Phone 837 7174 for details.
  • Gay Women’s Liberation Group. Contact Gillian 837 4502. Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm.

Buttercup or

  • G.L.F. Office is at 5 Caledonian Road, London N1. Tube Kings Cross. Tel: 01-837 7174. Further information concerning local G.L.F. groups available form here.

  • GAY UNITY, Harrow.
    For details phone June at 863 1184 or
    Alex at 422 7890. Meets on Mondays.