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.
CHALLENGE is a social group for Gay People of both sexes. We have weekly meetings at three 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 5085 and the operator will give you the number of the member on duty. Do Call 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, please contact the London Information Centre at 22 Great Windmill Street, London W1. Telephone: 01-437 7363.
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 Thomas 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.
SOUTHAMPTON AREA: Gay group now forming. Details: Ken Romsey 512959.
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: Nutrfiell Information Service, Phone: Birmingham 772-2483 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.
Gay Civil Rights Group now forming. Information from Frank Honore. Room 405, Hughes Parry Hall, Cartwright Gardens, London WC1. Telephone : 01-387 7501
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 Chapter 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
Gay Esperanto Group. For details of next meeting telephone 01-637 1220
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.
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, wekkly in university term. Contact Bernard Greaves, 29 John Street, Cambridge. phone Cambridge 52661
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 CHE Youth Group meets fortnightly around Central London Details from Mike or Jim at 01 385 7246
READING GAY ALLIANCE regular discos and socialf counselling, quiet meetings, public meet mgs. 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
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 2TL
CAMPAIGN FOR HOMOSEXUAL EQUALITY.
||South Essex (Basildon)
||South Herts (Watford/
||Wolverhampton & District worker’s group
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 LIBERATION FRONT GROUPS
At present there are GLF groups in operation in the following areas
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 GLF 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
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
South London GLG greets Thursdays at Minet Library, Knatchbull Road, Brixton.
Camden GLF meets Thursdays at Forresters Hall, 5 Highgate Road, Kentish Town.
Leeds GLF meets 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, 200, 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. Meetings every Friday at 7.30pm at the Liberation Office
SCOTTISH MINORITIES GROUP
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 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 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
DRAG MOBILE DISCOTEQUE
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 Martindale & Diamond David
KINGS ARMS. Liverpool Street. London (corner of Pindar Street)
Tube/BR Liverpool Street. Buses 8,8A, 22,6, 47,07
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 Pindar 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.
West London G.L.F presents a dance at Hampstead Old Town Hall on December 2nd. Tickets 50p, Disco, Groups, Lightshow, and Bar
Reading Gay Alliance weekly social Wednesday, disco Saturday, Admission to each 20p (10p students). Both at The Railway Tavern, Stanshawe Road, Reading. No membership.
Birmingham’s Gay Scene welcomes you! By popular demand, FREE admission Disco (every Friday) 7.30pm, 10.45pm, Drinks bar prices. At the ‘Shakespeare Inn’, Summer Row, B’ham, 3. (Back of Town Hall). Wear what you want! Open House, Everyone Welcome!!!
Drag & Cabaret
ROYAL VAUXHALL TAVERN
372 Kennington Lane, SE 11 (Vauxhall)
Regular Compere – Pat Kelly with The Keltones
Thurs (Alt) Mr Tammy or Honey
Friday Mr Tammy – 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 include Jean Fredericks
ELEPHANT & CASTLE, South Lambeth Place, SW8 (Vauxhall) Drag every night except Tuesday Regular Compere Jackie. Recommended by Gay News for happy and frendly atmosphere
SKINNERS ARMS Camberwell New Road
Tuesday Nights Only – “LA DUBARRY”
OXFORD TAVERN 256 Kentish Town Road, NW5 (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.
Drag every night with Tony Page.
Mon. – Thurs. – Sat. with Marc Flaming.
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 vary hard.
Father Red Cap, 319 Camberwell Road, SE5. (Camberwell Green).
PALACE QF DRAG – Drag every night.
The following artistes are proud to announce they are appearing at the Father Rad Cap; Lee Paris, Tammy, Colin Cordell, Alvis & Odell, Lee Tracy and Len Morton.
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 Mancell.
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 go for you landlords as well
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 SHIP AND WHALE 2 Gulliver Street, SE16.
THE IMPERIAL, Richmond High Street
THE GREEN ROOM, The Wheatsheef, Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush.
GAY NEWS will always be on sale at the following pubs
MARSH HOTEL (Mike & Eileen) Canute Road. Southampton
Semi Gay Disco every Thursday night Also
THE ANCHOR INN (The Viking Club). East Street. Southampton. Saturday nights – Girls only (Ask for Jan).
THE PUBLIC HOUSE, not just another bookshop. 21 Little Preston Street, Brighton. Phone 28357.
LE FAUNN 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) Shardiow, Derbys Tel Shardiow 581 Open Wed, Fri. Sat & Sun from 8 00pm
THE LORD ROBERTS, Canal Walk. Southampton, (June & Mike).
THE GLOBE, Bernard Street, Southampton.
‘Always a warm welcome from – Kath, Dick & Peter
THE ROBERT BURNS, 9 South Front, Southampton ‘The small pub with a BIG welcome: -Dons & Dennis’.
CLUB CONTINENTAL. High St.Below Bar. Southampton. (Disco) :Strictly Gay”.
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.
(They also get a gold star for the best address we have seen so far for a club or a pub.)
Gay News, wishes to thank the management and staff at the Coiherne 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.
The DisKOtheaue (D O K), 2a Lowndes Court, London W1 (off Carnaby Street) regularly has Gay News on sale. Thanks.
Gay News thanks Roddy and The Masquerade – the paper is always available at the door Masquerade Club, 310 Earls Court Road, SW5.
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 “LOS CHICOS”, 312 Old Brompton Road, Earl’s Court, for selling Gay News
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.
When you stay at MAGGIE’S PLACE Hotel you can also buy Gay News to read in bed.
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