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Is It Not the Movie-Maker who is Perverse?

British gays are more “uptight” about talking about their sexual experiences than homosexuals in any other country, according to Volker Eschke, the assistant director of It is Not The Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But The Situation In Which He Lives, after the movie, shot for German television and rejected from being shown several times, had been met with a hostile reception at London’s National Film Theatre.

It Is Not The Homosexual is an intentionally amateurish-looking movie that shows cottaging, gay bars et al in their horrible reality, and counterpoints it with a Masters-and-Johnson commentary that puts down gays with the usual generalisations about our being unable to have lasting relationships.

The movie ends with a discussion between the boy whose progress we have followed from his arrival in Berlin to trade and some of his more liberated friends who tell him that gays must unite to claim their rights to live within society.

The movie’s director, Rosa von Praunheim, made It Is Not The Homosexual to try and get German gays to unite into GLF-style groups. Since it was made it has apparently spawned something like 28 gay groups in Germany.

Unfortunately radical GLF members of the audience at the NFT shouted, whistled and jeered as assistant director Volker tried to explain the movie’s aims and the way it was meant to work, so that we never heard that. I only learned it in the green room after the show.

It Is Not The Homosexual was intended as a shock report on how society has forced gays to live to be shown to a general television audience.

But perhaps because we were denied the introductory talk by the radicals’ hostility, or perhaps because the English commentary was unfortunate in its naivete, I’m not sure that showing the movie to an audience of ‘straights’ on national television would make them any more understanding.

A full review of the movie will appear in GN11.

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REPLIES TO BOX ADS: when replying to a box ad please write the box number on the envelope, and send it to Gay News, 19 London Street, London W2 1HL. Box number replies cannot be discussed on the telephone. If you wish to send a stamp with your box. no. reply, please do not attach it to reply.

Bachelor (London) 40, with car and on 3 month holiday, seeks active well endowed companions, any race or age, up to 45, for weekend outings, mutual enjoyment and friendship. Photo. Box 333

Slim attractive gay chap, 25, seeks genuine sensible companion for lasting and loving relationship, around 21 prefered. No camp please, photo would help, returned with mine. Flat available. Box 371

Londoner 35, reliable and adaptable, young in looks and ways, wishes to meet lonely, shy or insecure gay chap, preferably younger. Versatile, own place. Please send photo. All letters answered. Box 372

Young Man (25) seeks gay friend, Chester – Warrington area, of similar age group. Photo please. Box 373

Gay Girl, 22, Manchester, wants to meet someone with interests other than dancing and drinking! Box 374

Wanted, second hand pair black leather jeans, slim fit, waist 30, Leg 33. Box 375

London Journalist, 48, seeks male relationship, oriental prefered. especially if inspired by the Thoughts of Chairman Mao. Box 376

Sick of Leeds gay scene, attractive young man, 25 wishes to meet similar 21-26 for friendship. 40 miles radius Leeds. Photo please. Box 377

Male, 30 – buried alive in Kent seeks active demanding friends – possibility of long term. Can travel, A.L.A. Box 378

Young Man (24) seeks gay friends in London area. Same age group only. Box 379

London Gay Guy 30’s trendy much travelled but homeloving will befriends affectionate dolly young man, maybe student ……… exchange photos. Box 380

Love although is only small part in life, but without love really nothing worth staying for. But my love is elusive, illusory and faraway …. I sincerely waiting a green tomorrow. Voice from a lonely young man. Box 381

Musle Guy – good looking – 5’7″ – 10st.7lbs. – interested in wrestling, would like to meet similar. Box 382

Peter (Petal). Thousand apologies for not writing to you in Spain. Where are you now? Dying to get in touch. John, Cambridge.

Young Man, good appearance and physique, considerate. seeks similar. 21-40, London area. Lasting friendship, sincere. Please send photo (returned with mine) Box 383

Two Gay Chaps, smart and reasonably handsome, twentyfour and thirtynine, invite nice young men to their comfortable Bournemouth home for enjoyable weekends. Transport available. Box 384

Crew Wanted for World Cruise in small yacht, departing 1973/4, lasting several years. Must be under 30, energetic, sailing experience an advantage, pay own expenses, about £30 month. It will be a hard life but full of excitement and freedom. Phone 01-385-7246.

Is Anyone in Portsmouth or Southampton area interested in SM? I am 57 and not the bike riding kind. Box 385

London, gay non-camp guy, 30, recently returned from abroad, needs friends. Has own pad, central, usual interests, photography, cinema, etc. Photo please, returned with mine. Box 386

Amateur (East London), aged 28, seeks suitable subjects for photography & artwork. Mutual amusement only. All letters with photos answered. Box 387

Bearded Commercial Artist, 35, own car, seeks friends in the gay world, (same age or younger) preferably London area. Photo appreciated. Box 388

Honda 500 and Owner (52, slim, energetic) London area wishes to meet another motorcycle and owner, for occasional weekend trips. Box 389

Young Man (23) said to be attractive, seeks the impossible – “a real man”; “a husband”, aged 25-35. The rest to chance. Sincere. London. Box 390

Gay Girl (20) seeks sincere feminine girl (20-30) in Sussex. Photo appreciated and returned. Box 391

Affectionate Sincere Male, 31
, seeks genuine relationship with someone who likes helping people with a view to living together, I am quiet and home loving and need love, tired of being alone. Box 392

Gay young man 27 yrs seeks genuine friendship with another. Interests – motoring, travel, theatre, cinema. Southampton area. Box 393

Bachelor, late 30’s, would like to meet others 21-45, for friendship and mutual pleasures – prefer hirsute, London area, photo appreciated, A.L.A. Box 394

What’s this about spectacles putting men off?? Bespectacled 40-year old would like to meet others 21-45 for friendship and other pleasures. London area, photo appreciated A.L.A. Box 395

Londoner (24) seeks male friends 21-30, non-effeminate. Box 396

Good Normal Looking Bloke (22) seeks others for love and levi relationships. Butch people only, not older than 25. Enclose photo please Box 397

Man, Gay, 48, passive, slim, seeks active, any age, love, live, together, house country, meet London. ALA, Brian – Box 398

Slim Independent Guy early thirties, seeks lasting friendship with affectionate guy early 20’s who prefers more mature relationship. Any nationality anywhere. Box 399

Good Looking Youth 23, wants to meet similar skinhead types, into everything. Photos please. Will definitely return. Box 400

Young Composer (24) London, interested in people, wishes to extend circle of gay friends. Physical appearance, age, irrelevant. Box 401

Gay Boy, early 20’s would like to make friends with young gay man and also to stay with me for as long as possible Rent Free as I have no friends at all. I am by myself, but I am living with my family and you can phone me any time Night or Day at 01-703-2742. David Townsend.

Gay Male 28 wishes to meet others, any age. photo appreciated. Box 402

Gay Male, Michael, 25, would like to meet or correspond with someone the same age group. Box 403

Guy 24 yrs old wishes to be taught the mysterys of S/M by someone older 28-34. Must have own place. Photo please. Box 405

Gay Guy 24, good looking, not effeminate, enjoys music and driving, own car, wishes to meet similar, distance no object. Write Box 404

EXECUTIVE, 34, TRANSFERED TO LONDON SHORTLY seeks young social contacts, any race, maybe roommate. I’m masculine, young looking & thinking & can afford a few of the nicer things in life. Sincere only. Photo helps, will be returned Let’s correspond! MAX, PO Box 26017, Los Angeles 90026, USA.

Attractive young man 26, goodphysique, seeks similar 21/30 anywhere. Likes – swimming, cinema, music, bodybuilding. London. Photo and Phone No. appreciated. Box 406

Devon, young 40, wishes to meet males 21-30 for sincere, genuine friendship. Most interests, sport, photo not essential, all letters answered. Box 407

Erik. I miss your Yorkshire Pudding. I am sorry about Clapham. Please write to usual address. Mick.

Male graduate, 31, good-looking, adaptable, warm-hearted, wide interests, seeks permanent friend, 30-34. Photo appreciated, A.L.A. Box 408

Slim, Non-Effeminate Male, 31, interested arts, especially music, seeks friends 21-32. Manchester/Leeds areas. Box 409

Bachelor 50, looks much younger, non-effeminate, would like to contact person 21-30 for genuine sincere companionship to theatre, cinema, etc. Central London flat. All sincere letters with photographs (returned) answered. Box 410

Young Man, 21, 5’8″, good looking, lonely, gentle, sincere, seeks friendship with similar male. Photo please. Box 411 Gay Girl 24, wishes to meet similar – Midlands area. Box 412.

Gay Girl 32, lives in London wishes to meet similar with view to friendship. Interests varied. Photo please if possible. Will return. Box 413

Live In The U.S.A.! Executive, 35, masculine, needs companion-assistant. Under 30, slim, presentable. Race education & social background unimportant if sincere, adaptable, reliable, warm. Some world wide travel involved. Modest pay and all found. Interview London before Xmas. Send full personal info and photo (returnable) in confidence, airmail to: Boxholder, P.O.Box 20621, Los Angeles 90006, USA,

Young Man (22): in jock-strap, under tight soccer shorts would like to meet schoolmaster with Necessary Equipment for C.P. Box 414

If you have ever experienced an hallucination of a whirlpool type force trying to absorb you, write to : BM/Aregri, London WC1V 6XX.

Cheerful Normal Gay Londoner seeks occasional companionship of active similar, especially manual worker, age immaterial. Box 415

Robin De Layne-Hervey. Please return two rare books you borrowed – immediately David.

Gay Girl, Feminine, (30’s), seeks girl friend for outings and friendship, Liverpool area. Box 432

Are You Lonely? Basildon/Bretwood/SE Essex. How about getting together. Box 431

Student – Singer seeks accompanist — friend. Peckham area. Box 430

A Pretty, Poor Boy? Generous, very shy chap. 26, slim, passive, inexperienced, London, wishes to meet you. Photo returnable with mine. Box 429

Anybody in London, mildly masochistic, under 25, whiskerless, who likes playing both schoolboy & teacher with quiet, slim, generous guy. 26? Photo returnable with mine. Box 428

Harmony Seeker, 25, intelligent, sensitive, complicated, fond of reading, writing, painting, films, languages, exhibitions, food, conversation, needs intelligent Londoner 25-35 masculine, affectionate. well-built, permanent. Photo appreciated Will reply. Box 427

Bachelor, 50’s, fit, considerate, sense of humour, loyal, diverse but normal interests, seeks younger companion, preferably South London or North Surrey. Write fully. Box 426

SOUNDS. Drag-Mobile Disco/lights. Simply the best. Built-in drag show or male floor show if desired. Pete 01-743 9930 (5-7 pm)

(Philip – Believe Me. I Still Love You — Geoff.

Frenchman, 29, would like to meet coloured men please, send photo. Box 425

Old Etonian (29) living in London wants to meet sincere males (early 20’s). Honesty and loyalty far more important than physical beauty. Please write, wherever you are. All answered. Box 433

Wanted Urgently by Bike Guy, secondhand black leather jeans, 28″ waist. 32″ leg, jacket. 36/8 chest. Jackboots, 8. Alternatively well faded old levi’s outfit. Any offers leather considered. Purchase seperate. A.L.A. Box 434

Will be extremely grateful to anyone guiding me to Gay Bars, Baths, etc, in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Munisch, Berlin, Paris, Venice, Rome, Prague, leaving mid-end November. Any butch/passive wants company, share expenses. Am 26, Indian, tall, active, professional man. Photo and phone No. appreciated. Box 252

Dear Boys and Girls, please make life a little easier for the phantom typesetter of Queensway by making sure that your ads are easy to read. It takes so long doing translations. Thanks a million and a half – good luck with all your ads.

After the 10th November all Box Numbers before 150 will only be valid if the box holders pay an extra 50p, as the small ad service costs a fortune to run efficiently. Thanks and good contacting.


Gay Male and Gay Female seek 2-roomed flat, pref. Central London. Box 417

Gay Male (25) needs similar to share large flat S.W.12. Own spacious room. Near Tube Line. £9 and worth it. Box 418

Have you got a sense of humour and a liking for Mozart?
Guy (25) seeks another (reasonably “straight” looking!) to share his room in SW7 flat. About £21 per month. Box 419

Regents Park. Gay guy 25 offers flat-share to gay similar age. in small comfortable self-contained flat. Own room. £5.00 p.w. exclusive services. Available immediately. Phone 722 4882.

Photographer, 32, tall, slim, visiting Brighton roughly 30th Oct. to 4th Nov. seeks Bed & Breakfast – will share – can anyone help? Box 420

Double Room £8 per week, suit two mates, also Flat available. (West London) Box 421

Gay Man, 40, West London offers accommodation to another, friendly basis. Able help with cooking, paint, decorate place. Possibly appeal to one without permanent base? Box 422

Gay News Newsman urgently seeks room in shared house/flat. About £6 per week. Must be on telephone in inner/West London. Call Peter on 01-402 7805


English Graduate, Male (23) presently teaching English. History, Latin, seeks lucrative evening employment. Box 423

Mr. Tony Perera, 138 Sulgrave Road, W6 experienced Chef, age 35, seeks employment in a select restaurant or hotel. Box 424


In London visit “Los Chicos”, 312 Old Brompton Road, Earl’s Court, for a Gay evening. Weekdays 10-2 . Weekends 10-3.


Personal Greetings Cards.

Send for our free coloured brochure.
Let us help you choose the right card.

Ring 01 560 2865.

Tamla Motown Records Sale. 20p. Mondays at Dicks Inn Discotheque.

Sizzling Nudes: “Boys Town” £1.50. Comprehensive Lists S.A.E. Johnny: BM/FBGH, London WC1V6XX.

FOR SALE. Half share in Central London Gay Club, Late Licence. Other partner may sell. Good Prospects. In confidence — Box 416


Masculine stars shine bright: they cruise
All through our nights to make your day,
Nakedly chasing straight-laced blues…

To get our brochures, don’t delay.
Only send twenty pence – then choose!

Movies and mags (one’s free) display
Astounding tales of heroes whose
Nude exploits plainly prove they’re gay.

PO Box 10269, Amsterdam, Holland.

Postage is slow. Be patient. Some
Supermen take two weeks to come.

Glad To Be Gay’ Badges in purple on a yellow background, size 1¾” diameter. Sell at 7½p or lOp post free from:E.L.GLF, c/o 248 Bethnal Green Road, London E2. Discount for bulk orders etc. ‘Very Nice Badges They Are Too’

RAWHIDE No2 Issue. Physique Magazine of Teenagers. Send 50p to: Fulham Studios (Photographic), 494 Fulham Road, London SW6.

GAY DANCE. Queens Hotel, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex. First Friday every month. 10pm – 2am. Licensed. TRICKY DICKY DISCOTHEQUE. Next Dance, November 3rd.

Gay Films Books Fotos-Slides-Sex Aids-Etc. Free llustrated Lists S.A.E. New World Sales, 1581 London Road. Norbury, London SW16.

Have A Clean Up !
For General House Cleaning or Spring Cleaning. Phone : 723 8842 or 402 6881.

MALE PHYSIQUE ART MAGAZINES – Reliable and speedy service – send S.A.E. for lists to:- M.P.A.C., 19 Abbey Parade, Merton, London S.W.19 1 DG.

By Demand. Dicks Inn, Aarabian Public House, 234 Cambridge Heath Road, E.2. Re-Opens Wednesday 15th November. (East London’s ONLY Gay Discotheque)

Boy Studio, 44 Earl’s Court Road, London W8. Photo Sets, Leatherwear, 35mm Colour Slides. Catalogue 30p.

FAG FUND It would help our petty cash situation if you could send us your ciggy coupons … ta, my dears.

WANTED. STREET SELLERS to sell, you guessed it, GAY NEWS. You make 3p a copy. We can’t sell them all ourselves.

GAY NEWS desperately needs a typewriter or two (preferably desk models).
If you really feel like it, how about renting us an IBM electric? Please

Postage costs are very high, so when you write to us, could you please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for the reply – if you want a reply, that is.

COMMERCIAL ADS. 5p a word. No Box Number service available.
NON COMMERCIAL ADS. 2p a word. Box Numbers 30p.
PERSONAL ADS. 2p.a word. Box Numbers 50p. (Owing to lack of space, we ask users of the Personal Ads to try and not use more than 30 words.)
SEMI DISPLAY (Boxed Classified) £1 50 extra.
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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 the information that comes to us.

the lonely gay needing help Oppidan’s accommodation service has started, but it needs MORE OFFERS of rooms, beds or other accommodation such as flat share, etc . Write to Box 99, c/o Gay News, or ring 769 7965

If you are GAY, male, female, lonely, happy, depressed, miserable, welcome to CHALLENGE. Weekly social meetings at three London branches. Please join us for a drink and a chat. Ring Martin 427 8175 or Peter 717 4399 (7-11pm)

Campaign for Homosexual Equality London Information Centre, 22 Great Windmill Street, London W.1. Tel: 01-437 6117/8. Office now open daily Noon to 10pm.

Teach-In on “Problems and Methods on Introducing Information on Homosexuality in Education” to be held in the Conference Room, Central Collegiate Building, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1. 3 SESSIONS from 10.30am-6.30pm. Saturday, November 11th 1972. Sponsored by CHE & GAYSOC. (Dealing pacifically with secondary & Higher Education). Gay Teachers & Lecturers urged to bring non-gay collegues.

Stepney : CHE group forming around this area, and including the other parts of East London not catered for. All classes welcome. First meeting mid-November. For details ring Mike 01-476 7980.

Jewish Homosexual Liaison Group holds its first National Think-In on Sunday November 19th from 2pm to 10pm at West Central Jewish Club, 23 Hand Court, High Holborn, London WC1. (Tube to High Holborn, Central or Piccadilly line) Guest Speakers – Dr Alan Unterman, Francis Treuherz & Antony Grey. Further details: Simon J Benson, J.H.L.G., 21a Donne Place, London SW3 2NH.

Manchester University Homophile Society – social events, campaigning – open to allmeets Thursdays. 8pm, meeting room 4, University Union, Oxford Road – contact John Elbert, 81 Egerton Road. M/C.14.

Brighton CHE Bonfire/Barbacue, Saturday 11 Nov, 7.30pm. Brighton Beach, Nr. Peter Pan’s Playground (East of Palace Pier). Free Parking opposite in Madiera Drive. Only 3op for delicious Hot Meal. Paper cups provided. Bring own drink. Tickets in advance only from; CHE, c/o 9 Quayfil House, 24/25 Broad St., Brighton BN2 1TJ or phone ‘Robert’, B. 575096 (office hours, except Tuesdays). Alternative arrangements for rain.

Sappho 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 30p inc. postage for single copies (Subs rates are unchanged) from Sappho Publications Ltd, BCM/Petrel, London WC1

CHE. An All London Political Action Group is in the process of formation. Will anyone who wants further information on this campaigning group write to Derek Brookfield, 7 Briston Grove, Crouch End. London N8 9EX

Woman’s Liberation Workshop, 3 Shavers Place, London W1 Tel 01-839 3918

Oxford Gay Action Group. Regular meetings will take place on Sundays from October 29th at 8pm in the Gardener’s Arms, Plantation Road, Oxford.

LEEDS G.L.F./C.H.E. Joint Office, 153 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds.

Nottingham Gay Lib. A meeting will be held to discuss the formation of a gay activist group. All sisters and brothers welcome at 45 Dryden Street, behind 45 Doyden Street at 7.30pm on Nov.7th.

Gay Civil Rights Group meets on Monday October 23rd at 8pm at 59 Bridge Lane, Golders Green, London NW11. For details please phone Frank Honore on 387-7501 (ask for room 405), or David Seligman on 458-4566.

Gay Women – Lonely? Need, information, company, help with problems7 Write Jill Russell, c/o The Peace Centre, 18 Moor Street. Ringway. Birmingham 5 7UH. Please enclose S.A.E

Wandsworth/Richmond CHE group forming. Incorporating Fulham-Wimbledon and fringe areas. Men AND women. We meet twice a month. Write Fred Green. 368 Upper Richmond Road. Putney SW15 2TU

Alternative Free Library needs donations of radical/liberated Gay Papers and Magazines, ESPECIALLY Back Issues. Please write Geoffrey Leigh, 30 Woodside, Wimbledon, London SW19 7AW

Gay Unity, Harrow. For details phone Janie at 863 1184 or Alex at 864 2291 Meets on Mondays

“Gay Cambridge”, a joint CHE/GLF group covering both the town and university. Meets every fortnight, weekly in university term. Contact Bernard Greaves, 29 John Street, Cambridge, phone Cambridge 52661 or Pat Jones, 2 Store Street, Cambridge, phone Cambridge 66986

YOUNG GAYS meet regularly in London. The C.H.E. Youth Group meets fortnightly around Central London. Details from Mike or Jim at 01-385 7246

READING GAY ALLIANCE regular discos and socials counselling, quiet meetings, public meetings, and action. Town and university. SAE for Newssheet: Room 7, 30 London Rd, READING

Overland Through Africa new BIT guide to EVERY country in Africa, specially for the hitchp county in Africa, specially for the hitch-hiker and cheap traveller (minimun ‘donation’ 75p. all money to BIT & Omega Namibia, also Overland to India & Beyond, a guide covering every inch of the route from Turkey to Indonesia (minimum ‘donation’ 50p); both from BIT Information & Help Service.

The Fellowship In Christ The Liberator. Communion Services. Sundays, 8pm, West Ken. 141 Westbourne Park Road, London W11. (Tel: 01-229 8219) Details write c/o 61 Earls Court Square,SW5.

GAYSOC For homosexual men and women in any college or school of London University. Social, political, campaigning, a means for gay students to get together the sort of campus scene hets enjoy, and to tackle the illiberalism of beer-swilling undergrads. Watch college newspapers: “Sennet”. “Octopus”. “What’s On”, “Gay News”, for details, or write ULU, Malet Street., WC1. (All letters treated with absolute confidentiality).

FRIEND is the advisory and befriending service of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality Call (Mon day and Friday 7 30 to 9 30 pm) or write to Friend, Centre, Broadley Terrace, London NW1

Meetings Wednesday 8 00pm. at the South London Women’s Liberation Centre, 14 Radnor Terrace, SW8. All women welcome Tel 01-622 8495

CHE Political Action Group are trying to establish a Legal Aid Fund for Homosexuals. The most economic effective and secure way of doing this is by creating a charitable trust. In order to ensure the trust is securely established and free from the interference of the Charity Commissioners it is essential that an expertly drawn up trust deed is used as the governing instrument. We have no solicitors and barristers in the group and would welcome the advice and assistence of anyone with the requisite experience. Please write to David Hyde, c/o Campaign for Homosexual Equality, 22 Great Windmill Street, London W1


Postal enquiries: – SMG. 214 Clyde Street, Glasgow G1 4JZ.
For meetings in ABERDEEN and GLASGOW ring John Breslin (041-771 7600).
For meetings in DUNDEE ring Len McIntosh (0382-452433).
For meetings in EDINBURGH ring Mike Coulson (031-225 4395) between 1pm and 10pm any day.


GLF Action Group meets Fridays at 7.30 pm at GLF Office 5 Caledonian Road, N1.

Religious Gay Lib Group, meets various Sundays at 2.30 pm Phone 278 1701 for details

Gay Women’s Lib (North London)
Meet at The Crown and Woolpak. 397 St Johns St EC1. (Angel Tube) 8pm on Mondays.

West London G L.F meets in the Committee Room of Fulham Town Hall, Fulham Broadway on Thursdays at 8pm.

East London GLF meets Thursdays at Agitprop. 248 Bethnal Green Road,E2.

South London GLF meets Thursdays at Minet Library. Knatchbull Road. Brixton.

Camden GLF meets Thursdays at Forresters Hall, 5 Highgate Road, Kentish Town.

At present there are GLF groups in operation in the following areas

Aberystwyth Essex University Reading
Bath Folkstone Sheffield
Bristol Greenoch Swansea
Brent Guernsey Sussex
Bedfordshire Higham Ferrers  Brighton
Birmingham Hull
Belfast Keele University LONDON
Bradford Lancaster South London
Cambridge Leicester West London
Cheltenham Leeds East London
Canterbury Manchester Camden
Cardiff Newcastle Youth Group
Colchester Norwich Religious Group
Derby Oxford Women’s Group
Durham Portsmouth
Edinburgh Potteries

The addresses of these groups may be obtained from the G.L.F. Office at 5 Caledonian Road, London N1. Tube Kings Cross. Tel 01 -837 7174. Also contact here for other G.L.F. information.

Bath Gay Awareness Group has moved again. Meetings Thursdays, contact John Bath 63168 or Hugh Bath 4738 for further information.

Bristol Gay Awareness Group, c/o Tony. 20D, West Mail, Clifton, Bristol Tel 0272 32669

Essex GLF University, contact Brian Roberts, c/o Student Pidgeon Holes, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester.

Leeds GLF Liberation Office, 153 Woodhouse Lane. Leeds 2. Tel 0532 39071 ex 57. Meetings every Friday at 7.30pm at the Liberation Office.

Sussex GLF meets Tuesdays at 8.15pm upstairs/back bar Stanford Arms, Preston Circus, Brighton. Contact Doug Coupe, 40 Ashford Road, Brighton, or phone Ray at 686939

Reading Gay Alliance. Room 7, 30 London Road, Reading.

Leicester Gay Awareness Group. Contact John Page, 126 Nansen Road, Leicester LE5 5NJ. Phone Leicester 738832

Leeds GLF meets on Fridays at the O.S.A. Lounge in the University Union. Meetings open to all.


Friday Nov 10th – Fulham Town Hall
Sat Dec 2nd – Hampstead Town Hall. Haverstock Hill.
Fri Dec 22nd – Lime Grove Baths. Shepherds Bush.
Fri Jan 12th.1972 – Fulham Town Hall.

Reading Gay Alliance Weekly Disco at Railway Tavern 8pm

FREE Disco every fortnight (every other Friday Night) At the Shakespeare Inn, Summer Row, Birmingham 3. Drinks at bar prices.


at Digbeth Civic Hall, Digbeth, Birmingham 5.
4th November
(5 mins from City Centre). Saturday 4th November. 8.00-12.00pm. Groups – Disco – Br – Dancing – Wear what you want. Open House.
Everyone Welcome!!!

Father Red Cap. 319 Camberwell Road,SE5. (Camberwell Green).

PALACE OF DRAG – Drag every night. Upstairs Bar now open 7 nights a week – Tricky Dicky Boys Only Disco now on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Also mixed, Disco on Wednesday and Saturdays. Girls Only Disco on Friday. Gay intimate evening on Mondays. Free Admission Mondays and (for a limited period) Tuesday’s Boys Only Disco.

South London G.L.F. Disco every Monday except first Monday of the month. At The Crypt, St Matthews Church (opposite Town Hall, Brixton BR/Tube Buses 35, 37, 109,59,2,3, Admission 15p Beer and snadwich bar. Love – Kisses – South London G.L.F.

West London G.L.F. presents a dance at Hampstead Old Town Hall on December 22nd. Tickets 50p; Disco. Groups. Lightshow. and Bar.

Camden G.L.F weekly disco in the discotheque next to the Bull and Gate Pub (200 yds Kentish Town Stn) every Wednesday from 8pm to 1am.

Tuesday Nights – ROYAL OAK, 62 Glenthorne Road, London W6
Wednesday Nights – THE PONTEFRACT CASTLE 48 Chapel Street, Edgware Road Tube
Dancing Permitted, complete with Drag Show featuring Mr Jean Fredericks. Peter Martmdale & Diamond David

KINGS ARMS, Liverpool Street, London. (corner of Pindar Street) Tube/BR Liverpool Street. Buses 8,8A,22,6, 47,97.
Tricky Dicky Show on Saturday Nights. 8.30-11.00. Admission Free. Saloon Bar. Disco. Impersonations etc. Gay Atmosphere

Gay News is on sale at all Tricky Dicky Disco’s.

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 Wed Comp Tricky Dicky.

Leeds G.L.F. presents a FANCY DRESS DISCO on Nov 20th. Contact their office for details. Parties, Socials every fortnight.

Sussex G.L.F. Disco every Friday 8-11 pm. at Stanford Arms, Preston Circus, Brighton. Only 20p.


Cambridge Brighton
Chilterns (Berkhampstead/ South Essex (Basildon)
Amersham) South Herts (Watford
Colchester /St Albans)
Cornwall Southampton/Bournemouth
Crouch End Stoke-on-Trent
Croydon Swansea/Carmarthen
East Kent (Canterbury) Teeside
Guildford Tunbridge Wells
Halifax/Huddersfield Tyneside
Ilford Windsor
Leeds Wirral
Lewisham Wolverhampton
Liverpool Wolverhampton & District
LONDON worker’s group
Acton/Ealing York
Highbury/Islington London
Kensington Manchester
Manchester Oxford
Newport/Cardiff Liverpool
Norwich Devon
Nottingham Leicester
Oxford Enfield
Reading Barking
Sheffield Preston
Shropshire Taunton

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: 28 KENNEDY STREET. MANCHESTER 2. Telephone 061-228 1985

Gay Pubs

WILLIAM IV, Heath Street, Hampstead NW3. Hampstead Tube.
THE SALISBURY, St Martins Lane Near to Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square tubes.
THE QUEENS HEAD, Tryon Street, (off Kings Road, London SW3.
THE CHAMPION. Bayswater Road. Nearest tube is Notting Hill Gate
THE BOLTONS and THE COLEHERNE are opposite each other at the junction of Earl’s Court Road and Old Brompton, Earl’s Court Tube
THE BIRD IN HAND., Heath Street, Hampstead, NW3.
THE SHIP AND WHALE, 2 Gulliver Street, SE16.