This corner it really a long list — of places, people you might like to know about or one day need. We can, of course, only publish the information that is sent in to us.

Campaign For Homosexual Equality London Information Centre, 22 Great Windmill Street, London W1. Tel: 01-437 7363. Office open daily, noon to 10pm.

CHE All London Political Action Group, 22 Great Windmill Street, London W1. Telephone: 01-437 7363

Would any new members of CHE who have not yet received their membership cards, pleese contact the London Information Centre at 22 Great Windmill Street, London W1. Telephone: 01-437 7363.

Gay group for CHE Conference Ball at Morecambe in April. Tel. Lancaster 2750.

THE GAY CHE CABARET fab 19-22 inclusive at the Rehearsal Club, Archer St, W1. at 9.30 pm.
Tickets 30p in advance or at the door. Proceeds to FRIEND, CHE’s counselling service. Open at 7.45
7.45 pm for Drinks & Disco. No Membership Required.

Social group for homosexual men and women meeting in London — weekends in East End, midweek in various small groups. Come and make new friends in congenial surroundings. Wirte for details to SK group, c/o Albany Trust, 32 Shaftesbury Ave, W1.

CHALLENGE is a social group for gay women end men over 21. We have weekly meetings at 3 London branches and would be delighted if you would join us for a drink and a chat. Please telephone any evening between 7 and 11. Dial 567 5065 and tha operator will give you the number of the member of the evening. Do call us.

LESBIAN LIBERATION meets Wednesdays 8 pm at the South London Womens Liberation Centre, 14 Radnor Terrace, SW8 (near Vauxhall Tube). ALL WOMEN WELCOME. Telephone 01-622 8495 Mon. Tues. Wed and Fri evenings only.

OXFORD GAY ACTION GROUP. Regular meetings take place on Sundays at 8pm in the ‘Marlborough Arms’. St Thornes Street, Oxford.

New CHE group forming in Streatham. Contact: Ian F. Clayton, 56 Hillbrook Road, SW17.

GAY MARXIST GROUP now forming. Politically committed homosexuals of both sexes welcome. Details: 01-794 3368.

SAPPHO meets every first Monday in the month at Euston Tavern, corner Judd Street/Euston Rd, London, NW1,7.30 pm upstairs room. All women welcome. SAPPHO 30p inc post for single copies from BCM/PETREL, LONDON WC1V 6XX.

Brighton Gay Soc meets weekly. Contact Ray at Brighton 686939

CHE’s Political Action Group is looking for a group of university/polytechnic students/lecturers interested in conducting a survey among the public into attitudes to homosexuality. The aim of the enquiry is to help shape the future campaigning activities of CHE. Offers of help, suggestions etc should be addressed to: David Hyde, PAG, CHE London Information Centre, 22 Great Windmill Street, London W1. Tel: 01-437 7363.

GAYSOC: for homosexual men and women in any school or college of London University – undergraduate, postgraduate or staff. Social, political and campaigning activities aimed at creating better conditions for gays within the university – then the world! Write (enclosing SAE please): GAYSOC, ULU, Malet Street, WC1.

Abortion, contraception, entertainment, transport, legal advice, jobs, alternative? Work, food, hitchhiking, cheap furnishings, communications, shelter, late night services, accommodation, free services, ad infinitum … Contact: Nutshell Information Service, Phone: Birmingham 777-2483 24 hours every day. (Ask for Nutshell as we share a line with St Basil’s Centre.)

Homosexual Counselling and Parent’s Enquiry. You or your son, daughter, parent or friend could be homosexual and may need help and understanding. Write for appointment to FRIEND, Centre, Broadley Terrace, London NW1 or telephone 01-402 6345 Mondays to Fridays 7.30 to 9.30 pm.

Leicester Gay Awareness Group ring Leicester 738832, ask for Clive or John.

Jewish Homosexual Liaison Group welcomes new members, also advice and befriending service for all Jewish gays. Please write only to Simon Benson, Albion Court, 75 Larkhall Rise, London SW4 6HS.

Oxford Gay Action Group meets every Sunday at 8 pm in the Marlborough, St Thomas Street. Fortnightly discos from Fri. Jan 5th at the Cape of Good Hope, The Plain, Oxford. Further info – Oxford 45301 between 7 pm and 8 pm.

Warwick Gay Soc has started. Meets every Tuesday 6 pm in the Coffee Bar at the University. Contact Irwin Timms, 60 Russell Terrace, Leamington Spa, or Jill Brown, H44, Rootes Hall.

Stepney: CHE group forming around this area and including the other parts of East London not catered for. For details ring Mike 01-476 7980

Manchester University Homophile Society social events, campaigning open to all meets Thursdays, 8pm. meeting room 4, University Union, Oxford Road

CHE Cardiff now meets at Chatter Arts Centre. Market Street. Canton. Cardiff every other Monday. (Nov 20th etc.) Gay News will be on sale.

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

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

Fellowship in Christ the Liberator, Communion service 8pm, Sundays, West Kensington. Details: FCL c/o 61 Earls Court Square, London SW5

Streatham area – newly formed CHE group meets regularly. Details: Ian Clayton 56 Hillbrook Rd, SW17.

“Gay Cambridge”, a joint CHE/GLF group covering both the town and university Meets every fortnight wekkly in university term. Contact Bernard Greaves 29 John Street, Cambridge phone Cambridge 57661

University of Bristol Gay Students Society for all homosexuals, male and female. Contact Trevor or Clare through the Social Action Office at the Union or phone Tony, Bristol 32669, or write to Gay Students Society, University Union, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1LN.

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 social counselling, quiet meetings, public meetings, and action Town and university SAE for Newssheet Room 7 30 London Rd. READiNG

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 Esperanto Group. For details of next meeting telephone 01-637 1220

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

Manchester gay women meet on alternative Mondays. Details: Liz Stanley, 061-881 3683.

Jewish Homophile Group welcomes new members of either sex. For further information please write to Timothy Goldard, BM – JHG, WC1 6XX.
Information Sheffield’s Students GaySoc, Students Unions, Western Bank Sheffield 10.

Gay girls meet on alternate Fridays 7-10.30 pm. Blue Anchor Hotel, St Mary’s Street, Cardiff, upstairs room.

Gay brothers who would like to take part in mime of Snow White and Gay Dwarfs (text printed in GN13), phone Julie at 837 7174 or the author at 892 8527. Little rehearsal or acting experience needed.

REACH, a nationwide homophile group of members of the Christian churches, primarily concerned with campaigning within the churches and helping isolated homosexual Christians, Reach, c/o 27 Blackfriars St Manchester.

Wandsworth/Richmond CHE group forming. Incorporating Fulham/Wimbledon and fringe areas. Men AND women. We meet twice a month. Write to Charlie Micklewrignt, 46b Chartfield Ave, SW15.


Brighton Reading
Bristol Sheffield
Bath Shropshire
Birmingham South Essex (Basildon)
Blackburn/Burnley South Herts (Watford/
Bolton St Albans)
Bradford Southampton/Bournemouth
Cardiff Stoke-on-Trent
Cambridge Swansea/Carmarthen
Chilterns (Berkhampstead/ Teeside
Amersham) Tunbridge Wells
Colchester Leicester
Cornwall North Yorkshire/South
Crouch End Durham
Croydon Windsor/Slough
East Kent (Canterbury) Wirral
Guildford Wolverhampton
Halifax/Huddersfield Wolverhampton & District worker’s group
Ilford York
Lewisham Devon
Liverpool Blackpool
LONDON Cornwall
Acton/Ealing Stepney
Central Lancaster
Highbury/Islington Enfield
Kensington Barking
Kilburn/Hampstead Preston
Wandsworth/Richmond Taunton
Newport/Cardiff London
Northampton Manchester
Norwich Oxford
Nottingham Kent
Oxford Liverpool

There is insufficient space to give an address for each CHE group. All CHE groups may be contacted through the national office: 28 Kennedy Street, Manchester M2 4BG. Phone 061-228 1985


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

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

London School of Economics GLF
London Counter Psychiatry

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

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

South London GLG meets Thursdays at Minet Library, Knatchbull Road, Brixton.

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

West London GLF meets in the Committee Room of Fulham Town Hall, Fulham Broadway on Thursdays at 8pm

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

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

Manchester GLF meets Thursdays 8 pm in the upstairs room of the Lass o’ Gowrie, Charles St.

(off Oxford Road, near Studio 1-5). Details from Steve or John at 061-445 5095.

York GLF now forming. Details from Bob Olorenshaw, A 113 Derwent College, University of York, Heslington, York.

Newcastle GLF meets Wednesdays 8 pm at 258 Westgate Road, Newcastle 4.

Bath Gay Awareness Group meets Thursdays 8 pm. Info – from John – Bath 63168 or Hugh – Bath 4738.

TV and TS group meets Tuesdays at All Saints Church Vestry, Clydesdale Road, W11 at 8pm.

East London GLF meets Thursdays at 103 Market Street, East Ham E6 at 8pm.

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

Bristol Gay Awareness Group, c/o Tony, 20D, West Mall, 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 Meeting every Friday at 7 30pm at the Liberation Office


Postal enquiries – SMG. 214 Clyde Street. Glasgow G1 4J2

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


DISCO First Sat of each month at the Odd Spot Coffee House & Grill, Sir Simons’ Arcade (Behind T.S.B.), Lancaster. Tel.2750. 11 pm to 4 am. Bring a bottle. Gay News will be on sale.

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

Camden GLF 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 PONTIFRACT CASTLE, 48 Chapel Street, Edgware Road tube.
Dancing permitted, complete with drag show featuring Mr Jean Fredericks, Peter Martindale and Diamond David.

KINGS ARMS, Liverpool Street, London (corner of Pindar Street). Tube – BR Liverpool Street, buses – 8, 8A, 22, 6, 47, 87. Tricky Dicky show on Saturday nights 8.30 to 11. Admission free. Saloon bar disco, impersonations etc, gay atmosphere. Gay News is on sale at all Tricky Dicky Discos.

West London GLF present a weekly disco every Tuesday at Fulham Town Hall (opposite stn). 8 pm.

KINGS ARMS, Liverpool Street, London, (corner of Pindar Street) Tube/BR Liverpool Street

Dick’s 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.

Sussex G.L.F. Disco every Friday 8-11 pm, at Stanford Arms, Preston Circus, Brighton.
Only 2Op

Reading Gay Alliance weekly social Wednesday, disco Saturday, Admission to each 20p (10p students). Both at The Railway Tavern, Stanshawe Road, Reading. No membership.

Drag & Cabaret

372 Kennington Lane, SE11 (Vauxhall)
Regular Compere Pat Kelly – with The Keltones.
Thurs (Alt) Mr Tammv or Honey
Friday Mr Timmy Monday Bow
Saturday Lee Paris Wednesday Lee Paris
Sunday (Lunch) Bow New Act Starting Soon
Sunday (Night) Mr Tammy

ROYAL OAK, 62 Glenthorne Road W6 (Hammersmith). Drag every night. Regular artistes including Mr Jean Fredericks

ELEPHANT & CASTLE South Lambeth Place, SW8. (Vauxhall) Drag every night except Tuesdays. Regular compere Jackie. Recommended by Gay News for happy and friendly atmosphere.

THE CRICKETERS Battersea Park Road, SW11 (BR Battersea Park)
Sun The Trbiiettes Fri Various Artistes
Tues Steel Band Sat Singalong & Dancing
Wed Various Artistes Compere/Organist
Thurs Talent Night Kenneth Mencell.

SKINNERS ARMS Camberwell New Road. Tuesday Nights Only – “LA DUBARRY”

OXFORD TAVERN 256 Kentish Town Road, NWS (Kentish Town) Drag on Tues. Wed and Thurs
Resident host Perri St Clair Partly gay on these nights

THE NEW BLACK CAP, 171 Camden High Street, NW1. (Camden Town Tube.
Dreg every night with Tony Page.
Mon. – Thur. – Sat. with Marc Fleming.
Tues. with Sandy Graham.
Wed. with New Dumbelles.
Fri. with Nicky Young.
Sunday (lunch) with Marc Flaming & Mrs Shufflewick.
Sunday (evening) with Perri St Clare or Sandy Graham
Alan McGorrin is Gay News’s super salesmen at The Black Cap. Be nice to him, he works very hard.

Father Red Cap, 319 Camberwell Road, SE5. (Camberwell Green).
PALACE OF DRAG – Drag every night.
The following artistes ere proud to announce they ere appearing at the Father Red Cap; Lee Paris, Tammy, Colin Cordell, Alvis & Odell, Lee Tracy and Len Morton.

THE EAGLE, 15 Clifton Road W9.
Drag – Fri – Sat – Sun.

DORSETT ARMS, Clapham Road, London SW8.
Drag 24/1/73. Les Lee King.

THE EAGLE, Clifton Road, Maida Vale W9
Drag every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.
Popular artists.

309 Harrow Road, W9 (Westbourne Park)
Drag on Wednesday and Sunday (Lunch & Eve)

This 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

Gay Pubs

WILLIAM IV, Heath Street. Hampsteed NW3. Hempstead 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 SHIP AND WHALE 2 Gulliver Street, SE16.

THE IMPERIAL, Richmond High Street

THE GREEN ROOM, The Wheatsheef, Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush.

Friendly Outlets

GAY NEWS will always be on sale at the following pubs

THE ANCHOR INN (The Viking Club), East Street, Southampton. Saturday nights – Girls only (Ask for Jen).

THE PUBLIC HOUSE, not just another bookshop. 21 Little Preston Street. Brighton. Phone 28357.

LE FAUNE Restaurant, 23 Praed Street, London W2 1NJ Tel 01-723 5170

Thanks to SHANE’S CLUB, 71 Compayne Gardens, West Hampstead, London NW6 for selling Big GN.

THE PAVILION CLUB 123 Shardlow Road, (A6), Shardlow. Derbys Tel Shardlow 581
Open Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun from 8 00pm

THE ROBERT BURNS, 9 South Front, Southampton ‘The small pub with a BIG welcome:- Dons & Dennis’.

THE GREEN MAN, The Place, Winchester, Hants. Your Host — David M. Powrie.

ROKOKO CLUB, Roker, Sunderland. GN on sale there every Saturday.

PRINCESS ROYAL, 172 Wellingborough Road, Northampton. Your Hosts — Pern and Vim.

THE NIGHTINGALE CLUB, 50 Camp Hill, Birmingham 12 (021-772 2665) sell Gay News.

The Paint Box Club, 29 Foley St, W1, Drag & Disco Mon-Sat.

Moulin Rouge, 72 Worral Rd, Clifton, Bristol.

Gay News wishes to thank the management and staff at the COLEHERNE, and the BOLTONS (at Earls 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.

Gay News thanks RODDY and ERIC of the MASQUERADE — the paper is always available at the door. Masquerade Club, 310 Earls Court Road,

Thanks to all at the QUEENS HEAD, Chelsea, for letting us regularly sell Gay News there.

The DisKOtheaue (D O K), 2a Lowndes Court, London W1 (off Carnaby Street) regularly has Gay News on sale. Thanks.

The Father Red Cap, Boys Only, Girls Only and Mixed Disco’s. Gay News is always on sale.

Valentine’s – Georges Club (off Gay Street), Bath. Gay News is always on sale.

Thanks to DON JOHN,S, one of the North’s foremost Gay Clubs, for selling Gay News.

Ronnie will be selling Gay News in THE GREEN ROOM at The Wheatsheaf, Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush.

Thanks to the REGENCY (opposite Theatre Royal), Bath,. Gay News is always sold there by Bath Gay Awareness group.

Tim will always sell you GN at the Elephant & Castle and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern at Vauxhall.

An Apology to our Manchester Readers

Gay News apologises to our Manchester retailers and readers who have missed the last two issues. Unfortunately our Manchester distributor moved without letting us know. The situation is now back to ‘normal’ and Gay News will regularly be at your usual stockist.