Information

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.

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
Tyneside
Colchester Leicester
Cornwall North Yorkshire/South
Crouch End Durham
Croydon Windsor/Slough
East Kent Wirral
Guildford Wolverhampton
Halifax/Huddersfield Wolverhampton & District worker’s group
Ilford York
Leeds PROPOSED GROUPS
Lewisham Devon
Liverpool Blackpool
LONDON Cornwall
Acton/Ealing Stepney
Central Lancaster
Highbury/Islington Enfield
Kensington Barking
Kilburn/Hampstead Preston
Wandsworth/Richmond Taunton
Manchester STUDENT GROUPS
Newport/Cardiff London
Northampton Manchester
Norwich Oxford
Nottingham Kent
Oxford Liverpool
Portsmouth

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

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 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


Discos

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.

WINDSOR CASTLE
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


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 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

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.


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.

Tricky Dicky – The Gay Liberator

Less than two years ago Richard Scanes was a public health inspector with a reputation for pulling the girls. Now he’s Tricky Dicky, the gay dee-jay who’s given up the pretence of living a straight life, but puts all his energy every night of the week into getting gays to come out and into their home surroundings.

Tricky Dicky has a discotheque booking every night of the week in places well out of the usual gay areas. And that’s one of his aims, he told Gay News. He started at The Father Red Cap in Camberwell, now he has discos at The Kings Arms in Liverpool Street and the Arabian in Bethnal Green as well as monthly discos in Southend and the occasional shuffle up the Thames.

He told GN: “Usually a gay stays anonymous in his home area and only takes off his protective overcoat when he gets to Earls Court and the gay ghettoes, as they have beer called in Gay News.

“What’s happening now is that people are opening gay bars and gay discos in their areas and it’s possible for the gay to come out in the East End, and we’ve got to learn to do that.

“The places I work at are in the middle of nowhere, but then all the big discotheques are in the West End. Now DJs are taking discotheques to the people. I offer people a show of the same standard as they’ll get in a West End club but in the area they live in.

“And in the places I work gay people have the liberty they should have. You go to the Catacombs and try dancing together there. All these big names won’t let boys dance together, perhaps they are being leant on, but all that they have is something like a parade.

“At my discos the gay boys and gay girls can dance together and no-one is going to say a word. This time last year you wouldn’t have seen gay people dancing together.”

Now Tricky Dicky is playing sounds for gay girls and men to dance to every night of the week, thanks to his break at the Father Redcap.

He says: “About 18 months ago I had heard that the governor of the Father Redcap was gay and I phoned him and said ‘I am gay, I am a DJ’ and he gave me the chance to get started.

“Now it’s up to three nights a week disco there and one night of stage show, when I play records and do impressions. I might put on a wig or something like that, but I wouldn’t wear full drag. At present I’m formulating my act for Leader of the Pack.

“The Redcap would like me to do more evenings a week, but I want to get discos going in other areas, so I won’t increase the number of nights I spend there.”

He says he tries to make his evening’s work more entertaining than just someone putting on a record after another. He plans the evening’s show. But that’s not the only thing he plans. He says: “Gay discos can get bigger and better, and that’s what we’re working on now. In fact, we are something like six or eight years behind straight discotheques. There always have been gay places in the West End, but one day there’ll be strings of gay discotheques all over London and in the bigger provincial towns.

“Maybe it won’t be Tricky Dicky who’ll be running them, but, at least, I’ll have done something towards making them possible. I’m in this business to make money. I wouldn’t pretend otherwise, but my main aim is to entertain my fellow gays, and to play my favourite sort of music – soul music, which has a very strong following among gays.”

We spoke to him one Thursday night. The night before he’d done The Arabian in Bethnal Green. “Last night,” he said cheerfully, “I made £1.50. No-one can say I’m making a fortune at that rate. The Southend trips I’ve run have made a small profit. The Brighton trip made a small loss. And the riverboat shuffle – well, I thought I was going to be running the thing at a loss until the night when all the people turned up. By the Wednesday before I’d only sold about 60 tickets. It looked like being a disaster.”

But the prospect of a financial disaster doesn’t stop Tricky Dicky ploughing the money he makes back into equipment and other stunts. He insists that gay mobile discos must be the same high quality as you’d get in a major West End club and that gays must have a parallel of every event that the straight world organises for itself. If there are straight New Year’s parties, he says, there should be gay New Year’s parties. That’s why he’ll be featuring all the Christmassy tracks by soul singers later next month.

Of the 170 gays at his last disco at South-end, only 50 came with Tricky Dicky from London.

For the 32-year-old DJ that’s a success because “it’s something like treble the number we had at the one before, the first one. And it means that 120 gays from all round Southend got a chance to go to a gay disco, and they don’t get that chance very often.”

Tricky Dicky is trying to find new places to hold gay discos. He’d like to have a place in North London. At present, he’s south of the river at Camberwell and in East London. Being at two places in the East End pleases Dick no end. “There must be just as many gays per square mile in the East End as there are in Earls Court. And I’m an East Ender born and bred. Only about five years ago there were about four or five pubs you could single out as being gay. But they’ve changed now, I don’t know why, so someone has got to give the East End gays a social life.”

For someone who is working almost full-time for gays – apart from weddings on Saturday afternoons – Tricky Dicky is fairly recently come-out. He says: “When I was a public health inspector, until 18 months ago, I pretended to be straight, because there weren’t any other gay public health inspectors. At least, there weren’t as far as I could see.

“I really started to come out when I was 25, when I broke off my engagement. No-one could understand why. I was only three months off being married before I realised which path to take.

“When I told my mates I was gay most of them said ‘You’re kidding’. But then I had been going up to the Ilford Palais with them pulling the birds and trying to lay them in the back of cars. They couldn’t believe I was gay because I seemed so normal to them.

“One thing I’ve noticed about the way people behave through my discos is people coming up and saying ‘You’re camp up on stage,’ but they never thought that when I was pretending to be straight. I think it shows that a lot of people’s everyday behaviour can be interpreted as ‘camp’ if others want to see it that way.

“If we are going to have parallels between gay entertainment and straight entertainment, it means we have to have equality in the quality of the entertainment on offer, as well as equality in social life.

“If that’s what gay equality means then I’m doing what these GLF and CHE people are supposed to be working for. There are enough people worrying about the politics of equality, so I’m just giving the people equality in my way. I’ve never been very keen on GLF, but then I’ve only seen it from the outside.

“All I saw was the intense political side, which is what you see from the outside. But then, most people can only see it from the outside until they get into it. And if the outside appearances put them off they’re never going to get into the inside to see it from that way round.”

We suggested there was more toleration of gays in the East End then in the middle class areas of West London. As an East Ender, Tricky Dicky knew the answer: “The East End boy learns a lot more about sex from experience than from education. And in the East End brothers very often have to sleep together, so they get used to the idea of sleeping with boys. And as any healthy boy is going to start masturbating when he reaches puberty, sex between brothers is looked on as something very normal, and no-one thinks it’s odd or gay or at all out of the ordinary.

“I think gays find greater acceptance from the older people in the East End, but less tolerance from the younger people.”

With the US elections only a few weeks back, Tricky Dicky was at pains to explain that his name is nothing to do with Richard Millhouse Nixon. “It was a nickname a girl in my office gave me,” he says. “I was having a bit of a thing with her, nothing sexual, mind. And it was long before Nixon became president.”

Information

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.

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 567 5065.

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 6117/8)

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 772-2483 24 hours every day. (Ask for Nutshell as we share a line with St Basil’s Centre.)

Are you a homosexual parent bringing up children within a relationship or by yourself? If so, would you care to come to an informal parents meeting at the Centre. Broadley Terrace, London NW1 on Tuesday 5th December at 8pm.

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.

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

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. All classes welcome. First meeting mid-November. 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 – contact John Elbert, 81 Egerton Road, M/C.14.

Sappho meets every first Monday m the month, at the Museum Tavern 7 30pm. upstairs room, Great Russell Street, London WC1 All women art welcome Sappho magazine is available at 30p me postage for single copies
from Sappho Publications Ltd.,
BCM/Petrel. London WC1

CHE All London Political Action Group, 22 Great Windmill Street, London W1.

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

Woman’s Liberation Workshop. 3 Shavers Place. London W1 Tel 01639 3918 LEEDS G.L.F./C.H.E. Joint Office. 153 Wood house 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 problems? Write Jill Russell, c/o The Peace Centre, 18 Moor Street, Ringway, Birmingham 5 7UH. Please enclose SAE

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, 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.

CHE. New local group forming in Crouch End. Contact Derek Brookfield, 7 Briston Grove, Crouch End, London N8.

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


SCOTTISH MINORITIES GROUP

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


GAY LIBERATION FRONT GROUPS

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 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

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

Religious Gay Lib Group, meets various Sundays at 2.30pm, 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

South London GLG meets 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.

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

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

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


CAMPAIGN FOR HOMOSEXUAL EQUALITY.

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

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


Discos

LONDON GLF DANCES
Sat Dec 2nd – Hampstead Town Hall, Haverstock Hill. Disco, Groups, Lightshow, and Bar Tickets 50p
Fri Dec 22nd – Lime Grove Baths, Shepherds Bush
Fri Jan 12th, 1972 – Fulham Town Hall.

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 Chufch (opposite Town Hall, Brixton 8R/Tgbe Buses 35. 37. 109.59.2.3. Admission 15p. Beer and snadwich bar. Love – Kisses – South London G.L.F.

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 DlSCOTEQUE
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 Martmdaie & 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.

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.

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 Kenmngton Lane.SEII (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 friendly 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 Fleming.
Tues. with Sandy Graham.
Wed. with New Dumbelles.
Fri. with Nicky Young.
Sunday (lunch) with Marc Fleming & Mrs Shufflewick
Sunday (evening) with Perri St Clare or Sandy Graham

Alan McGorrin is Gay News’s super salesman at The Black Cap. Be nice to him, he works very hard.

Father Red Cap, 319 Camberwell Road, SE5.
(Camberwell Green).
PALACE QF DRAG – Drag every night.
The following artistes are proud to announce they ere appearing at the Father Red 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.


Drag, Pub, etc. Info
continued on page 14.

Information

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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 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.

Gay Civil Rights Group now forming. Information from Frank Honore, Room 405, Hughes Parry Hall, Cartwright Gardens, London WC1. Telephone : 01-387 7501.

CHE Cardiff group – Sat 18th Nov at 10.30 am, Michael Launder speaks on the work of FRIEND. Tony Ryde speaks on National CHE. Chapter Arts Centre, Market Street, Canton, Cardiff.

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 all- meets Thursdays, 8pm, meeting room 4, University Union. Oxford Road – contact, John Elbert, 81 Egerton Road, M/C.14

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 from Sappho Publications Ltd., BCM/Petrel. London WC1

CHE All London Political Action Group, 22 Great Windmill Street, London W1.

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

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 Wood-house 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 problems? 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

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.

CHE. New local group forming in Crouch End. Contact Derek Brookfield, 7 Briston Grove, Crouch End, London N8.

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

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. ULU, Malet Street, WC1. (All letters treated with absolute confidentiality).

FRIEND is the advisory and befriending service of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality. Call (Monday and Friday 7.30 to 9.30 pm) or write to Friend, Centre, Broadley Terrace, London NW1

LESBIAN LIBERATION.
Meetings Wednesday 8.00pm. at the South London Women’s Liberation Centre, 14 Radnor Terrace, SW8. All women welcome. Tel: 01-622 8495

SCOTTISH MINORITIES GROUP

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

GAY LIBERATION FRONT GROUPS

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

Religious Gay Lib Group, meets varipus 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

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.

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

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 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, Rath 63168 or Hugh Bath 4738 for further information.

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. 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

CAMPAIGN FOR HOMOSEXUAL EQUALITY.

Cambridge Bristol
Chilterns (Berkhampstead/ Bath
Amersham) Birmingham
Colchester East Lancs (Blackburn)
Cornwall Brighton
Crouch End South Essex (Basildon)
Croydon South Herts (Watford/
East Kent (Canterbury) St Albans)
Guildford Southampton/Bournemouth
Halifax/Huddersfield Stoke-on-Trent
Ilford Swansea/Carmarthen
Leeds Teeside
Lewisham Tunbridge Wells
Liverpool Tyneside
LONDON Windsor
Acton/Ealing Wirral
Central Wolverhampton
Highbury/Islington Wolverhampton & District
Kensington worker’s group
Kilburn York
Wandsworth/Richmond PROPOSED GROUPS
Manchester Devon
Newport/Cardiff Leicester
Northampton Enfield
Oxford STUDENT GROUPS
Portsmouth London
Reading Manchester
Sheffield Oxford
Shropshire Kent
Liverpool

Many local group organi»rs 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

Discos

LONDON GLF DANCES
Sat Dec 2nd – Hampstead Town Hall, Haverstock Hill. Disco, Groups, Lightshow, and Bar. Tickets 50p
Fri Dec 22nd – Lime Grove baths, Shepherds Bush.
Fri Jan 12th, 1972 – Fulham Town Hall.

DISCO First Sat of each month at the Odd Spot Coffee House & Grill, Sir Simons’ Arcade (Behind TSB.), 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.

BIRMINGHAM’S GAY SCENE WELCOMES YOU.
FREE Disco every fortnight (every other Friday Night). At the Shakespeare Inn, Summer Row, Birmingham 3. Drinks at bar prices.

Reading Gay Alliance weekly social, Wednesday. Weekly disco. Admission to each 20p (1Op students). Both at The Railway Tavern, Stanshawe Road, Reading. No Membership

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

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

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, 47,97
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.

West London G.L.F. presents a dance at Hampstead Old Town Hall on December 2nd. Tickets 50p; Disco, Groups, Lightshow, and Bar.

Information

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OPPIDAN ADVISES AND BEFREINDS
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

LESBIAN LIBERATION
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


SCOTTISH MINORITIES GROUP

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.


GAY LIBERATION FRONT GROUPS

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.


Discos

LONDON GLF DANCES
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

BIRMINGHAM’S GAY SCENE
WELCOMES YOU.
FREE Disco every fortnight (every other Friday Night) At the Shakespeare Inn, Summer Row, Birmingham 3. Drinks at bar prices.

ALSO

GAY FAWKES & BIRTHDAY PARTY
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.

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 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.


CAMPAIGN FOR HOMOSEXUAL EQUALITY.

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
Central STUDENT GROUPS
Highbury/Islington London
Kensington Manchester
Manchester Oxford
Newport/Cardiff Liverpool
Northampton PROPOSED GROUPS
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 IMPERIAL and THE MARQUIS OF GRANBY., Richmond High Street.
THE BIRD IN HAND., Heath Street, Hampstead, NW3.
THE SHIP AND WHALE, 2 Gulliver Street, SE16.

Information

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.


  • OPPIDAN ADVISES AND BEFREINDS
    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.
  • ‘CHALLENGE’ is a London based homosexual group with branches at Marble Arch, Ealing and Hampstead. We meet each week for a drink and a chat – why don’t you join us?
    Ring Martin at 427 8175 or Sid at 328 4647
  • 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
  • Campaign for Homosexual Equality London Information Centre. 22 Great Windmill Street. London W1 Tel 01-437 6117/8 Until the last week of September the office will only be manned between 12 noon to 6.00 pm, seven days a week.
  • HOMOSEXUAL GROUPm meeting Fridays in NW London, with fairly serious interests (and a sense of humour) discusses sex. people religion, politics, listens to good music; hears poets and playwrights read their own work and that of others makes a genuine attempt to befriend and help the lonely from the teenager to the senior citizen. For further details and a friendly chat ring either 769 7965 or 4504318
  • Women’s Liberation Workshop, 3 Shavers Place. London W1. Tel 01-839 3918
  • GAY CAMBRIDGE — all Freshers at University go to Stall at Corn Exchange October 3 to 5 Contact Pat Jones. 611 Kings College First.
  • 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 problems? 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, wekkly in university term Contact Bernard Greaves, 29 John Street, Cambridge, phone Cambridge 52661 or Pat Jones, 48 Milton Road, Cambridge, phone Cambridge 55772.
  • 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
  • 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 (Monday and Friday 7.30 to 9.30 pm) or write to Friend, Centre, Broadley Terrace, London NW1
  • LESBIAN LIBERATION.
    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

SCOTTISH MINORITIES GROUP

EDINBURGH from 7.45 to 9.00pm on Mondays in the basement of 23 George Square. Saturdays from 9.30pm coffee/food/dance at the same address. There is also a Womens Group. Check with Mike Coulson 031 225 4395 between 1pm and 10pm any day

GLASGOW from 8pm on Tuesdays at Bruce Briggs. 8 Duncan Street. Glasgow C4 and Third Friday of every month at 214 Clyde Street (Library of Community House) with invited speakers from 8pm. There is also a Womens Group Check with John Breslin 041 771 7600

DUNDEE from 10 30pm on Fridays at 1 Airhe Place, drinks and dance. Check with Len McIntosh 0382-452433 evenings.

ABERDEEN and SALTCOATS check with John Breslin 041 721 7600


GAY LIBERATION FRONT GROUPS

  • GLF ALL LONDON COME TOGETHER on Oct 28th. Phone 01-837 7174 for location.
  • 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.
  • Leicester Gay Awareness Group. Contact John Page, 126 Nansen Road, Leicester LE5 5NJ. Phone: Leicester 738832

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
Birmingham Hull LONDON
Belfast Keele University South London
Bradford Lancaster West London
Cambridge Leicester East London
Cheltenham Leeds Notting Hill
Canterbury Manchester Hackney
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, Rath 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

CAMPAIGN FOR HOMOSEXUAL EQUALITY.

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 STUDENT GROUPS
Central London
Highbury/Islington Manchester
Kilburn Oxford
Manchester Kent
Newport/Cardiff Liverpool
Northampton PROPOSED GROUPS
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


Discos

  • LONDON GLF DANCES
    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
  • BIRMINGHAM’S GAY SCENE WELCOMES YOU.
    FREE Disco every fortnight (every other Friday Night). At the Shakespeare Inn, Summer Row, Birmingham 3. Drinks at bar prices.
    ALSO
    GAY FAWKES & BIRTHDAY PARTY
    at Digbeth Civic Hall, Digbeth, Birmingham 5.
    4th November
    (5 mins from City Centre). Saturday 4th November, 8.00-12.00pm. Groups – Disco – Bar – 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
  • 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 Martmdale & Diamond David
  • Sussex G.L.F Disco every Friday 8 11pm at Stanford Arms, Preston Circus. Brighton. Only 15p
  • 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 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 – closed for the Summer. Re-opens early October.

Information

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.


OPPIDAN – ADVISES AND BEFRIENDS
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. do Gay News, or ring: 769-7965.

OFFERS of rooms, beds or other accommodation such as flat share, etc.. Write to Box 99. do Gay News, or ring: 769-7965.

‘CHALLENGE’ is a London based homosexual group with branches at Marble Arch, Ealing and Hampstead. We meet each week for a drink and a chat – why don’t you join us? Ring Martin at 427 8175

Sappho meets every first Monday m 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 Britton Grove, Crouch End, London N8 9EX.

Campaign for Homosexual Equality London Information Centre, 22 Great Windmill Street, London W1. Tel: 01-437 6117/8. Until the last week of September the office will only be manned 12noon to 6pm, seven days a week.

HOMOSEXUAL GROUP, meeting Fridays in NW London, with fairly serious interests (and a sense of humour) discusses sex. people, religion, politics; listens to good music; hears poets and playwrights read their own work – and that of others; makes a genuine attempt to befriend and help the lonely from the teenager to the senior citizen. For further details and a friendly chat ring either: 769-7965 or 450-4318

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

GAY CAMBRIDGE — all Freshers at University go to Stall at Corn Exchange October 3 to 5. Contact Pat Jones, 611 Kings College First.

Putney/Wimbledon/Richmond CHE group forming. Men AND Women. We plan to meet at least once a month. Write: Fred Green, 368 Upper Richmond Road. Putney SW15 2TU.

Gay Unity, Harrow. For details phone Jamie at 863 1184 or Alex at 422 7890 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 or Pat Jones, 48 Milton Road, Cambridge, phone 55772.

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

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 (Monday and Friday 7.30 to 9.30 pm) or write to Friend, Centre. Broadley Terrace. London NW1.


CAMPAIGN FOR HOMOSEXUAL EQUALITY

Cambridge
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 STUDENT GROUPS
Central London
Highbury/Islington Manchester
Kilburn Oxford
Manchester Kent
Newport/Cardiff Liverpool
Northampton PROPOSED GROUPS
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 LIBERATION FRONT

Aberystwyth Essex University Reading
Bath Folkstone Sheffield
Bristol Greenoch Swansea
Brent Guernsey Sussex
Bedfordshire Higham Ferrers
Birmingham Hull LONDON
Belfast Keele University South London
Bradford Lancaster West London
Cambridge Leicester East London
Cheltenham Leeds Notting Hill
Canterbury Manchester Hackney
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.

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

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 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.

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

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

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.

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.


SCOTTISH MINORITIES GROUP

EDINBURGH from 7.45 to 9.00pm on Mondays in the basement of 23 George Square. Saturdays from 9.30pm coffee/food/dance at the same address. There is also a Womens Group. Check with Mike Coulson 031-225 4395 between 1pm and 10pm any day.

GLASGOW from 8pm on Tuesdays at Bruce Briggs. 8 Duncan Street, Glasgow C4 and Third Friday of every month at 214 Clyde Street (Library of Community House) with invited speakers from 8pm. There is also a Womens Group. Check with John Breslin 041-771 7600.

DUNDEE from 10.30pm on Fridays at 1 Airlie Place, drinks and dance. Check with Len McIntosh 0382-452433 evenings.

ABERDEEN and SALTCOATS check with John Breslin 041-771 7600


Discos

GLF DANCE. October 6, Fulham Town Hall. 8.00pm-12.00 midnight. Admission 50p Grouos. disco, bar.

Reading Gay Alliance : Weekly Disco at Railway Tavern : 8pm.

BIRMINGHAM’S GAY SCENE
WELCOMES YOU.
FREE Disco every fortnight (every other Friday Night). At the Shakespeare Inn, Summer Row. Birmingham 3. Drinks at bar prices.
ALSO
GAY FAWKES & BIRTHDAY PARTY at Digbeth Civic Hall, Digbeth, Birmingham 5.
4th November
(5 mins from City Centre). Saturday 4th November. 8.00-12.00pm. Groups – Disco – Bar – 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 0O|d 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 11pm.

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 Martmdale & Diamond David

Sussex G.L.F. Disco every Friday 8-11pm at Stanford Arms, Preston Circus, Brighton. Only 15p.

Weekly GLF Disco starting shortly at BULL & GATE pub. Kentish Town Phone GLF Office at 01-837 7174 to check details.

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, 47,97.
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 – closed for the Summer. Re-opens early October.


Drag & Cabaret

ROYAL VAUXHALL TAVERN.
372 Kennington Lane, SE11. (Vauxhall).
Regular Compere – Pat Kelly – with The Keltones.

Thursday (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 AND CASTLE. South Lambeth Place. SW8 (Vauxhall). Every night except Tuesday Regular Compere Jackie. Recommended by Gay News for happy and friendly atmosphere.

OXFORD TAVERN 256 Kentish Town Road. NW5 (Kentish Town) Drag on Tues. Wed. and Thurs. Resident host Perri St Clair. Partly gay on these night

THE NEW BLACK CAP 171 Camden High Street, NW1 (Camden Town Tube) Drag Every Night.
Featured Artists include Mark Fleming, Bow, Mrs Shufflewick, Jean Fredericks, New Dumbells, Sandy Graham, Chris Kay.

Alan McGorrin is Gay News’s super salesman at The Black Cap. Be nice to him, he works very hard for us.

THE CRICKETERS, Battersea Park Road, SW11.
(BR Battersea Park).

Sun. The Trollettes. Fri. Various Artistes.
Tues. Steel Band. Say. Singalong & Dancing.
Wed. Various Artistes. Compere/Organist
Thurs. Talent Night. Kenneth Mancell.

THE DORSET ARMS, 124 Clapham Road, SW4 (Oval Tube)

Tuesdays. Michael and Bow. Thursdays. Michael.
Sundays. Michael and Bow.

WINDSOR CASTLE
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.


Friendly Outlets

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 (Pat & Geoff) East Street, Southampton. Gay girls and boys. Disco every Fri & Sat

MARIO’S CLUB, Stenford Street, off Castlegate, Nottingham.
Nottingham – Roebuck, Mansfield Road, room upstairs

THE PAVILION CLUB, 123 Shardlow Road, (A6), Shardlow, Derbys. Tel: Shardlow 581. Open Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun from 8.00pm.

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.

The DisKOtheque (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. Gins Only, and Mixed Disco’s
Gay News is always on sale at the Father Red Cap (upstairs disco).

Thanks to “LOS CHICOS”, 312 Old Brompton Ro< Earl's Court, for selling Gay News.


Pubs

WILLIAM IV, Heath Street, Hampstead NW3. Hampstead Tube.

THE SALISBURY. St Martins Lane. Near to Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square tubes.

THE CHAMPION, Bayswater Road. Nearest tube is Nofting 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

Information

19720914-12This 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.


OPPIDAN – ADVISES AND BEFRIENDS
It hopes to have an introduction and accommodation service eventually. Write to Box No 99 (do Gay News) or ring: (01) 769 7965 anytime.

‘CHALLENGE’ is a London based homosexual group with branches at Marble Arch, Ealing and Hampstead. We meet each week for a drink and a chat – why don’t you join us? Ring Martin at 427 8175

KENT GAY DAY. CHE Kent Youth Group and Kent Gay Liberation Front are holding a Gay Day on Saturday September 23rd in Canterbury – meet at Longmarket 2.30pm. Events include a hand in hand walkabout, leaflet distribution, public speaking and march through town with banners. We desperately need your support in making this a success to nromote gay awareness in unliberated Kent. Come and join us. Fast Inter-City train departs Charing Cross 13.00 arriving Canterbury West 14.23. Alternatively 1½ hrs journey by car down M2. Full details from Brian Hart, 1 Trinity Road. Folkestone, Kent. Tel: (STD 0303) 54698.

HOMOSEXUAL GROUP, meeting Fridays in NW London, with fairly serious interests (and a sense of humour) discusses sex. people, religion, politics; listens to good music; hears poets and playwrights read their own work – and that of others; makes a genuine attempt to befriend and help the lonely from the teenager to the senior citizen. For further details and a friendly chat ring either: 769-7965 or 450-4318

PREACHING TO THE INVERTED ?
The Rev. Troy Perry and Dr. Norman Pittenger at the Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1. Friday September 22 at 7.30pm. An open debate on Christianity and the homosexual. 20p.

LESBIAN LIBERATION.
Meetings Wednesday 8.00pm, at the South London Women’s Liberation Centre, 14 Radnor Terrace, SW8. All women welcome. Tel: 01-622 8495

New CHE group at BARKING, c/o George Jordan, 39a Mansfield Road. Ilford Tel 554 3337.

“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 or Pat Jones, 48 Milton Road, Cambridge, phone 55772.

Putney/Wimbledon/Richmond CHE group forming. Men AND Women. We plan to meet at least once a month. Write: Fred Green, 368 Upper Richmond Road. Putney SW15 2TU.

Gay Unity, Harrow. For details phone Jamie at 863 1184 or Alex at 422 7890 Meets on Mondays.

Newcastle GLF Dance August 25 at Sallyport Tower. Licensed bar until midnight. Group, Disco and possibly a lightshow. Tickets are 35p., available from all members of Newcastle GLF.

Sappho meets every first Monday m 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 Britton Grove, Crouch End, London N8 9EX.

Campaign for Homosexual Equality London Information Centre, 22 Great Windmill Street, London W1. Tel: 01-437 6117/8. Until the last week of September the office will only be manned 12noon to 6pm, seven days a week.

FRIEND is the advisory and befriending service of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality Call (Monday and Friday 7.30 to 9.30 pm) or write to Friend, Centre. Broadley Terrace. London NW1.

GAYSOC For London University students. Meets regularly in term Send s.a.e. to Gaysoc. ULU, Malet Street. London WC1.

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

GAY CAMBRIDGE — all Freshers at University go to Stall at Corn Exchange October 3 to 5. Contact Pat Jones, 611 Kings College First.


GAY LIBERATION FRONT

Aberystwyth Essex University Reading
Bath Folkstone Sheffield
Bristol Greenoch Swansea
Brent Guernsey Sussex
Bedfordshire Higham Ferrers
Birmingham Hull LONDON
Belfast Keele University South London
Bradford Lancaster West London
Cambridge Leicester East London
Cheltenham Leeds Notting Hill
Canterbury Manchester Hackney
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.

Gay Women’s Liberation Group, Contact Gillian 837 4502. Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm.

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

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 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.

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

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

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.


CAMPAIGN FOR HOMOSEXUAL EQUALITY

Cambridge
Chilterns (Berkhampstead South Essex (Basildon)
/Amersham) South Herts (Watford/St Albans)
Colchester Southampton/Bournemouth
Cornwall 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 worker’s group
LONDON York
Acton/Ealing STUDENT GROUPS
Central London
Highbury/Islington Manchester
Kilburn Oxford
Manchester Kent
Newport/Cardiff Liverpool
Northampton PROPOSED GROUPS
Norwich Devon
Oxford Leicester
Portsmouth 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

SCOTTISH MINORITIES GROUP

EDINBURGH from 7.45 to 9.00pm on Mondays in the basement of 23 George Square. Saturdays from 9.30pm coffee/food/dance at the same address. There is also a Womens Group. Check with Mike Coulson 031-225 4395 between 1pm and 10pm any day.

GLASGOW from 8pm on Tuesdays at Bruce Briggs. 8 Duncan Street, Glasgow C4 and Third Friday of every month at 214 Clyde Street (Library of Community House) with invited speakers from 8pm. There is also a Womens Group. Check with John Breslin 041-771 7600.

DUNDEE from 10.30pm on Fridays at 1 Airlie Place, drinks and dance. Check with Len McIntosh 0382-452433 evenings.

ABERDEEN and SALTCOATS check with John Breslin 041-771 7600


Discos

SUMMER DISCO 8-12pm Saturday 30th September . Admission 35p. Fully licenced bar open till midnight. In the Concert of Fulham Town Hall, opposite Fulham Broadway tube station. Last train connecting with other lines 11.59pm. In aid of CHE London Club Premises Fund.

GLF DANCE. October 6, Fulham Town Hall. 8.00pm-12.00 midnight. Admission 50p Grouos. disco, bar.

Reading Gay Alliance : Weekly Disco at Railway Tavern : 8pm.

Gay Disco in THE CRYPT, ST MATTHEWS CHURCH, (opposite Town Hall). BRIXTON Sept 18th & 25th & hopefully every Monday. BR/Tube Br.xton Buses 35. 37. 109, 59. 2. 3. 26. Admission 15p Beer and Sandwich Bar. LOVE – KISSES SOUTH LONDON GLF

Sussex G.L.F. Disco every Friday 8-11pm at Stanford Arms, Preston Circus, Brighton. Only 15p.

Weekly GLF Disco starting shortly at BULL & GATE pub. Kentish Town Phone GLF Office at 01-837 7174 to check details.

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.

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

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 – closed for the Summer. Re-opens early October.

THE FATHER RED CAP Boys Only, Girls Only, and Mixed Disco’s.
Gay News is always on sale at the Father Red Cap (upstairs disco).

 

The DisKOtheque (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.


Drag & Cabaret

THE CRICKETERS, Battersea Park Road, SW11.
(BR Battersea Park).

Sun. The Trollettes. Fri. Various Artistes.
Tues. Steel Band. Say. Singalong & Dancing.
Wed. Various Artistes. Compere/Organist
Thurs. Talent Night. Kenneth Mancell.

THE DORSET ARMS, 124 Clapham Road, SW4 (Oval Tube)

Tuesdays. Michael and Bow. Thursdays. Michael.
Sundays. Michael and Bow.

THE NEW BLACK CAP 171 Camden High Street, NW1 (Camden Town Tube) Drag Every Night.
Featured Artists include Mark Fleming, Bow, Mrs Shufflewick, Jean Fredericks, New Dumbells, Sandy Graham, Chris Kay.

Alan McGorrin is Gay News’s super salesman at The Black Cap. Be nice to him, he works very hard for us.

THE FATHER RED CAP 319 Camberwell Road, SE5 (Camberwell Green)
Featured Artists include Lee Paris and Lettuce, Michael and Bow, Sandy Graham

ROYAL VAUXHALL TAVERN.
372 Kennington Lane, SE11. (Vauxhall).

Thursday (Alt.) Mr.Tammy or Lee Paris with Lettuce.
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 AND CASTLE. South Lambeth Place. SW8 (Vauxhall). Every night except Tuesday Regular Compere Jackie. Recommended by Gay News for happy and friendly atmosphere.

OXFORD TAVERN 256 Kentish Town Road. NW5 (Kentish Town) Drag on Tues. Wed. and Thurs. Resident host Perri St Clair.

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

THE BELL. Pentonville Road, N1 (Kings Cross). Every Alt. Friday.

THE BUSH HOTEL. 2, Goldhawk Road, W.12. (Goldhawk Road). Every Thursday.

THE ALEXANDRA
Alexandra Road, St.John.s Wood, NW8
Wednesday’s  Friday’s

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 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 (Pat & Geoff) East Street, Southampton. Gay girls and boys. Disco every Fri & Sat

MARIO’S CLUB, Stenford Street, off Castlegate, Nottingham.

Nottingham – Roebuck, Mansfield Road, room upstairs

THE PLOUGH, Great Munden Herts. A.10 thru’ Ware (Herts), signpost on left to The Mundens. At the end of side road turn right – pub is on right. About 3 miles off the A.10

THE PAVILION CLUB, 123 Shardlow Road, (A6), Shardlow, Derbys. Tel: Shardlow 581. Open Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun from 8.00pm.

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.


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