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GAY NEWS

Joint Editors and Members of the Editorial Collective
Richard Adams (Design), Martin Corbett, Ian Dunn (Scotland), Charlotte Corday, Bob Fletcher, Julian D. Grinspoon, Peter Holmes, David Hart, Denis Lemon, Alastair MacDougall, Glenys Parry (Manchester), Suki J. Pitcher, Doug Pollard, David Seligman, Peter Waldschmidt and Graham Chapman, David Sherlock.

GAY NEWS SPECIAL FRIENDS

Roger Baker, Denis Cohn, Barry Conley, Lawrence Collinson, Brian Dax, Martin Grant, Antony Grey, Peter MacMillan, Manus Sasonkin. Martin Slavin, Christopher Ambury

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Richard & Norman, Ken & Allan, Angus, John, Stanley, Peter, Anthony, David, Ken, Wolf and all the other Friends & Loved Ones.

CONTENTS

Contents Page 2 Feedback Page 10
News Page 35 Stage Page 11
Gayness Page 6 Films Page 12
Gay Movies Page 7 Books Page 13
Ex-Queer Basher Talks (Cont) Page 8 Records Page 14
Robin Maugham Page 9 Personal Ads Page 15

Gay News is published fortnightly by Gay News Ltd., 19 London Street, London W2 1HL. Tel 01-402 7805.

Distribution: Us, You and a prayer book. Typesetting by Sandi Rutenberg
Printed by F.I.Litho Limited, 182 Pentonville Road, London N1.
Gay News is the registered Trade Mark of Gay News Ltd.

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GAY NEWS

19721001-02Joint Editors and Members of the Editorial Collective
Richard Adams (Design), Martin Corbett, Ian Dunn (Scotland), Charlotte Corday, Bob Fletcher, Julian D. Grinspoon, Peter Holmes, David Hart, Denis Lemon, Alastair MacDougall, Glenys Parry (Manchester), Suki J. Pitcher, Doug Pollard, David Seligman, Peter Waldschmidt and Graham Chapman, David Sherlock.

GAY NEWS SPECIAL FRIENDS

Roger Baker, Denis Cohn, Barry Conley, Lawrence Collinson, Brian Dax, Martin Grant, Antony Grey, Peter MacMillan, Manus Sasonkin.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Richard & Norman, Ken & Allan, Angus, John, Stanley, Peter, Anthony, David, Ken, Wolf and all the other Friends & Loved Ones.

CONTENTS

News Page 35 Gay Lancet Page 11
Letters & Opinion Page 6 Books Page 12
Rent & Russia Page 7 Films Page 13
Arran & Pederasty Page 8 Records Page 14
Feedback Page 9 Personal Ads Page 15
Perfume & Bio Review Page 10 Information Page 16

Gay News is published fortnightly by Gay News Ltd., 19 London Street, London W2 1HL. Tel 01-402 7805.

Distribution: Us, You and a prayer book. Typesetting by Sandi Rutenberg
Printed by F.I.Litho Limited, 182 Pentonville Road, London N1.
Gay News is the registered Trade Mark of Gay News Ltd.

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THE GAY NEWS EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE

19720914-02Richard Adams (Design), Martin Corbett, Ian Dunn (Scotland), Denis Lemon, Glenys Parry (Manchester), Suki J. Pitcher, Doug Pollard, David Seligman, Jean-Claude Thevenin, Peter Holmes,
and
Julie Frost, Julian D. Grinspoon, Alastair MacDougall, Peter Waldschmidt.

GAY NEWS SPECIAL FRIENDS

Denis Cohn, Lawrence Collinson, Graham Chapman, David Sherlock, Roger Baker, Barry Conley, Martin Grant, Antony Grey, Peter MacMillan, Manus Sasonkin, Brian Dax,

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Richard & Norman, Ken & Allan, Michael, Angus & Ken and all the other Friends & Loved Ones.

CONTENTS

Page 2 …. Letters Page 8 …. Gay Women & V.D.
Page 3 & 4 …. News Page 8 …. Suburban Unity
Page 5 …. Trolling in Capri Page 9 …. Return of the Het
Page 5 …. Rule Britannia Page 9 & 10 …. Reviews
Page 6 …. The Other Love (cont.) Page 11 …. Personal Ads
Page 7 …. He Wasn’t Kidding’ Page 12 …. Information

Gay News is published fortnightly by Gay News Ltd., 19 London Street, London W2 1HL. Tel 01-402 7805.

Distribution: Us, You and a prayer book.
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Gay News is the registered Trade Mark of Gay News Ltd.

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THE GAY NEWS EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE

19720901-02Richard Adams (Design), Martin Corbett, Ian Dunn (Scotland), Denis Lemon, Glenys Parry (Manchester), Suki J. Pitcher, Doug Pollard, David Seligman, Jean-Claude Thevenin, Peter Holmes,
and
Julie Frost, Julian D. Grinspoon, Richard Turner, Peter Waldschmidt.
Alastair MacDougall

GAY NEWS SPECIAL FRIENDS

Roger Baker, Ian D. Baker, Graham Chapman, Denis Cohn, Lawrence Collinson, Brian Dax, Barry Conley, Martin Grant, Antony Grey, Peter MacMillan, Sylvia Room, Manus Sasonkin, David Sherlock,

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Richard & Norman, Ken & Allan, Michael, Angus & Ken and all the other Friends & Loved Ones.

CONTENTS

Letters Page 2
News Page 3 & 4
The Rural Homosexual Page 5
Ideas of Gay Liberation Page 6
Trolling in Saudi Arabia Page 7
S & M Feature Page 8
Biograph Review Page 9
Reviews Page 1013
Samaritans Enquiry Part 3 Page 14
Personal Ads Page 15
Information Page 16

Gay News is published fortnightly by Gay News Ltd., 19 London Street, London W2 1HL. Tel 01-402 7805.

Distribution: Us, You and a prayer book.
Printed by F.I.Litho Limited, 182 Pentonville Road, London N1.
Gay News is the registered Trade Mark of Gay News Ltd.

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THE GAY NEWS EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE

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and
Julie Frost, Julian D. Grinspoon, Peter Holmes, Alister McGregor, Richard Turner, Peter Waldschmidt.

GAY NEWS SPECIAL FRIENDS

Roger Baker, Ian D. Baker, Graham Chapman, John Chesterman, Denis Cohn, Lawrence Collinson, Brian Dax, Barry Conley, Martin Grant, Antony Grey, Peter MacMillan, Sylvia Room, Manus Sasonkin, David Sherlock, Mike Winters.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Andrew & Peter, Jane & Shan: Richard & Norman, Ken & Allan, Michael, Angus & Ken and all the other Friends & Loved Ones.

CONTENTS

Letters Page 2
News Page 3
National Page 4
Telegraph Shock Page 5
Featurettes Page 6
Featurettes, Reviews Page 7
A Lot More than One Alice Page 8
Reviews Pages 9, 10
Personal Ads Page 11
Ads ‘n’ info Page 12

Gay News is published fortnightly by Gay News Ltd., 19 London Street, London W2 1HL. Tel 01-402 7805.
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THE GAY NEWS EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE

04-197208XX 02Richard Adams (Design), Martin Corbett, Ian Dunn (Scotland), Denis Lemon, Glenys Parry (Manchester), Suki J. Pitcher, Doug Pollard, David Seligman, Jean-Claude Thevenin
and
Julie Frist, Julian D. Grinspoon, Warren Hague, Peter Holmes, Alister McGregor, Richard Turner, Peter Waldschmidt.

GAY NEWS SPECIAL FRIENDS

Roger Baker, Ian D. Baker, Graham Chapman, John Chesterman, Denis Cohn, Lawrence Collinson, Brian Dax, Barry Conley, Martin Grant, Antony Grey, Peter MacMillan, Sylvia Room, Manus Sasonkin, David Sherlock, Mike Winters.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Andrew & Peter, Jane & Shaun, Richard & Norman, Ken & Allan, Michael, Angus & Ken and all the other Friends & Loved Ones.

CONTENTS

News Page 3
Ian Harvey Page 4
Trolling in Tehran Page 4
Pinups & Gay Politics Page 5
“Queer” is how I feel Page 5
Graham Chapman Interview Page 6
Where is CHE? Page 8
Biograph Review Page 9
Reviews Page 10
Personal Ads Page 11

Gay News is published fortnightly by Gay News Ltd., 19 London Street, London W2 1HL. Tel 01-402 7805.
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  • Martin Corbett
  • Ian Dunn
    (Scotland)
  • Denis Lemon
  • Glenys Parry
    (Manchester)
  • Suki J. Pitcher
  • Doug Pollard
  • David Seligman
  • Jean-Claude Thevenin

GAY NEWS SPECIAL FRIENDS

  • Roger Baker
  • Graham Chapman
  • John Chesterman
  • Lawrence Collinson
  • Ian D. Baker
  • Antony Grey
  • Julian D’ Grinspoon
  • Peter MacMillan
  • Denis Cohn
  • Sylvia Room
  • Manus Sasonkin
  • David Sherlock
  • Brian Dax
  • Mike Winters

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

  • Andrew & Peter
  • Jane & Shaun
  • Richard & Norman
  • Ken & Allan
  • Michael, Angus & Ken
  • and all the other
    Friends & Loved Ones.

CONTENTS

Letters Page 2
Summer News Page 3
Scotland Page 4
Gay Pride Illustrations Page 5
2032 : A Gay Odyssey Page 6
The Biograph Reviews Page 7
Samaritans Page 8
V.D. – A Reply Page 8
Mrs.Gayle’s Diary Page 9
Reviews Page 10
Personal Ads Page 11
Information Page 12
Het Another Page 12

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  • Doug Pollard
  • David Seligman
  • Jean-Claude Thevenin

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  • Marc Fryd

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  • Editorial ___________________________ Page 2
  • The 1967 Confidence Trick ________________ Page 3
  • N.C.C.L. & Scotland _____________________ Page 4
  • Gay Pride Week _______________________ Page 5
  • The Samaritans _______________________ Page 5
  • David Hockney Interview _________________ Page 6
  • Spare Rib Attacked _____________________ Page 7
  • Het of the Month ______________________ Page 10
  • Personal Ads ________________________ Page 11
  • Information _________________________ Page 12

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Editorial

02-197206XX 1After some very trying times, issue one finally hit the streets, and the first feedback from our would-be readership began. Some of us weren’t too keen on going out to sell the paper ourselves, since there is more than enough work to do in the writing and the preparation of the paper, but the reception almost everywhere was so overwhelmingly friendly that I don’t think any of us will hesitate with this or any future issue.

Of course. there were times when some of us found it a bit trying – like being threatened by a couple of skinheads in Richmond, or being asked “If I buy one can I have you?” (the answer was yes, but the guy didn’t wait!).

People have begun to send in letters, articles, and reviews, whim is really nice and exactly what we hoped would happen – keep up the good work. The number of people dropping into the office has increased, too, which makes life a bit crowded some of the time, but they are often coming to offer help with office work, selling and distribution (all of which is very welcome) as well as just calling in for a chat.

One such visitor was Alan Brien of the Sunday Times, carried into our midst by a whirlwind born of the fleeting press interest in gay small ads, the Spare Rib party, and Jill Tweedie. As those of you who saw his piece in the Sunday Times, 25th June, must have realised, the main topic of conversation was the Radical Feminists in G.L.F. and their behaviour at the Spare Rib party. We both agreed that it was a pity, since most people will now think that Radical Feminism equals Gay Lib, whereas they are only a very small minority on its right wing. Many others in G.L.F. are leaving the movement rather than have these people’s views imposed upon them – on Monday, Harrow local group decided to split from G.L.F. and go it alone under the name “GAY UNITY”: a title which seems to be an appropriate hint to the divisive Rad. Femmes. It appears from what we hear that other groups are considering similar actions.

However, back to the paper. We have now had refusals to stock us from quite a number of bookshops around the country (including an official refusal from W.H. Smith’s on the grounds that we wouldn’t sell fast enough to justify the space we would take up). So we still need you to visit your local bookshops and newsagents as our salesmen, to put these people in touch with us. The more daces you visit the easier it will be for all of us to communicate with each other, and that’s what it’s all about.

One or two people that we met thought the first issue a bit dry, but liked it in spite of that – in fact, the response generally has made the incredible amount of work well worthwhile. Of course, for some it was too radical, for some, too conservative, but you can’t please everybody all of the time. It seems especially difficult to please the Rad. Femmes; since deciding to run the pieces on the Spare Rib party and on what they are doing to G.L.F. generally they have tried to get us to postpone issue two, censor out our opinions of them and generally forget the whole thing. We have made space available in this issue for them to give their version of the events, but at the time of writing this, it has not arrived. It seems unduly hard to make them realise that other people besides themselves have things to say, like the nicer faction of G.L.F. who demonstrated outside the Earls Court pubs. Of course, the Rad, femmes did not support the main body of G.L.F. on this part of Gay Pride week; a prefect example of the selfish way this faction operates.

Anyway, one last thought to leave you with; if you buy the paper from one of the streetsellers in London, the person will most likely be one of us, the editorial collective, so if you’ve anything to say, any articles that other people might like to read, any criticism or encouragement let rip and we’ll do something about it.

See you around.

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  • Martin Corbett
  • Ian Dunn
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  • Denis Lemon
  • Glenys Parry
    (Manchester)
  • Doug Pollard
  • David Seligman

GAY NEWS SPECIAL FRIENDS

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  • Graham Chapman
  • John Chesterman
  • Lawrence Collinson
  • Martin Grant
  • Anthony Grey
  • Julian D. Grinspoon
  • Peter MacMillan
  • Suki J. Pitcher
  • Sylvia Room
  • Manus Sasonkin
  • David Sherlock
  • Martin Slavin
  • Jean-Claude Thevenin

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

  • Andrew & Peter
  • Jane & Shaun
  • Richard & Norman
  • Ken & Allan
  • Michael, Angus & Ken
  • and all the other
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CONTENTS

  • Editorial ___________________________ Page 2
  • Speakeasy __________________________ Page 3
  • Scotland ___________________________ Page 5
  • Sex Garage _________________________ Page 7
  • V.D. & Gays _________________________ Page 8
  • Heterosexual of the Month ________________ Page 9
  • No Freedom to Love ____________________ Page 9
  • Marlene Dietrich ______________________ Page 10
  • Personal Ads ________________________ Page 11
  • Information _________________________ Page 12

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